Loud Women

Two women who share a deep love of comedy dissect and discuss Lindy West's novel and upcoming Hulu series based on the book.

About the show

A comedy lover and real-life standup comedian, Marissa Emanuele and Tooky Kavanagh, share their insights about what it's like to be a woman in the comedy world and how they relate to author Lindy West's autobiography, Shrill.

Grab a glass of your best pinot and listen in as these two provide sharp and hilarious commentary on both the book and the Hulu series starring SNL phenom Aidy Bryant.

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Episodes

  • Episode 25: Tooky and Marissa talk about Black Lives Matter

    June 3rd, 2020  |  Season 2  |  55 mins 46 secs
    aidy bryant, body positivity, comedy, feminism, hulu, lindy west, saturday night live, shrill, snl

    This is a special episode, and we will not be covering Shrill. We're taking some time to talk about the current events in this country, and discuss how to be a better ally to the black community during these times (and beyond.)

  • Episode 8: The One Where Annie Finally Does The Damn Thing

    March 16th, 2020  |  45 mins 16 secs
    aidy bryant, body positivity, comedy, feminism, hulu, lindy west, saturday night live, shrill, snl

    Tooky and Marissa are recapping episode 8 of Shrill, season 2.

    Want us to read your feedback on the show? Send an email to loudwomenpod@gmail.com.

    Follow us at @Loudwomenpod on Twitter and Instagram, and please rate the podcast on iTunes or wherever you listen!

  • Episode 7: Welcome Back, Friends and Lovers

    March 16th, 2020  |  58 mins 57 secs
    aidy bryant, body positivity, comedy, feminism, hulu, lindy west, saturday night live, shrill, snl

    Tooky and Marissa are recapping episode 7 of Shrill, season 2.

    Want us to read your feedback on the show? Send an email to loudwomenpod@gmail.com.

    Follow us at @Loudwomenpod on Twitter and Instagram, and please rate the podcast on iTunes or wherever you listen!

  • Episode 6: Our Lukewarm Takes on Feminism-For-Profit

    February 28th, 2020  |  58 mins 58 secs
    aidy bryant, body positivity, comedy, feminism, hulu, lindy west, saturday night live, shrill, snl

    Tooky and Marissa are recapping episode 6 of Shrill, season 2. They discuss "WAHAM" and their complex feelings around women's empowerment events.

    Want us to read your feedback on the show? Send an email to loudwomenpod@gmail.com.

    Follow us at @Loudwomenpod on Twitter and Instagram, and please rate the podcast on iTunes or wherever you listen!

  • Episode 5: I want Annie to mark her territory

    February 21st, 2020  |  46 mins 35 secs
    aidy bryant, body positivity, comedy, feminism, hulu, lindy west, saturday night live, shrill, snl

    Tooky and Marissa are recapping episode 5 of Shrill, season 2.

    Want us to read your feedback on the show? Send an email to loudwomenpod@gmail.com.

    Follow us at @Loudwomenpod on Twitter and Instagram, and please rate the podcast on iTunes or wherever you listen!

  • Episode 4: Sometimes I find myself really offended by penis

    February 14th, 2020  |  50 mins 13 secs
    aidy bryant, body positivity, comedy, feminism, hulu, lindy west, saturday night live, shrill, snl

    Tooky and Marissa are recapping episode 4 of Shrill, season 2, and have a conversation around what terms we use to describe our bodies. Want us to read your feedback on the show? Send an email to loudwomenpod@gmail.com.

    Follow us at @Loudwomenpod on Twitter and Instagram, and please rate the podcast on iTunes or wherever you listen!

  • Episode 3: If you make a White Russian correctly, nobody dies.

    February 7th, 2020  |  55 mins 3 secs
    aidy bryant, body positivity, comedy, feminism, hulu, lindy west, saturday night live, shrill, snl

    Tooky and Marissa are recapping episode 3 of Shrill, season 2. Want us to read your feedback on the show? Send an email to loudwomenpod@gmail.com.

  • Episode 2: I did not expect the player to get played.

    January 31st, 2020  |  42 mins 45 secs
    aidy bryant, body positivity, comedy, feminism, hulu, lindy west, saturday night live, shrill, snl

    Tooky and Marissa are BACK recapping episode 2 of Shrill, season 2. Want us to read your feedback on the show? Send an email to loudwomenpod@gmail.com.

    Follow us at @Loudwomenpod on Twitter and Instagram, and please rate the podcast on iTunes or wherever you listen!

  • Episode 1: I'm a fucking bitch and I love it.

    January 24th, 2020  |  44 mins 46 secs
    aidy bryant, body positivity, comedy, feminism, hulu, lindy west, saturday night live, shrill, snl

    Tooky and Marissa are BACK recapping episode 1 of Shrill, season 2. Want us to read your feedback on the show? Send an email to loudwomenpod@gmail.com.

    Follow us at @Loudwomenpod on Twitter and Instagram, and please rate the podcast on iTunes or wherever you listen!

  • Episode 16: Shrill Season One Rewatch: Part 2

    January 18th, 2020  |  1 hr 28 mins
    aidy bryant, body positivity, comedy, feminism, hulu, lindy west, saturday night live, shrill, snl

    Are you rewatching Shrill before watching season two? You should be! Tooky and Marissa sat down to rewatch the whole thing in one sitting, and recorded all of their rambling commentary for your enjoyment.

  • Episode 15: Shrill Season One Rewatch: Part 1

    January 17th, 2020  |  1 hr 38 mins
    aidy bryant, body positivity, comedy, feminism, hulu, lindy west, saturday night live, shrill, snl

    Are you rewatching Shrill before watching season two? You should be! Tooky and Marissa sat down to rewatch the whole thing in one sitting, and recorded all of their rambling commentary for your enjoyment.

  • Episode 14: Troll Hunting

    April 19th, 2019  |  57 mins 55 secs
    aidy bryant, body positivity, comedy, feminism, hulu, lindy west, saturday night live, shrill, snl

    Tooky and Marissa talk about some listener feedback and get really real about how the world views our bodies. They talk about their hopes and dreams for season 2 and recap the season finale of Shrill.

    The full series of Shrill has finally landed on Hulu. Tooky and Marissa will be recapping and analyzing each episode week by week. Come back each Friday for a new episode discussing Shrill, our own body shit, and our experiences being loud women.

    More about Shrill: From Executive Producers Lorne Michaels and Elizabeth Banks comes Shrill, a comedy series starring Aidy Bryant (Saturday Night Live) as Annie, a fat young woman who wants to change her life — but not her body. Annie is trying to start her career while juggling bad boyfriends, a sick parent, and a perfectionist boss.

  • Episode 13: Annie got dickmatized

    April 12th, 2019  |  37 mins 1 sec
    aidy bryant, body positivity, comedy, feminism, hulu, lindy west, saturday night live, shrill, snl

    Tooky and Marissa debate a few important issues from this episode. Was Annie being a brat to her mom, or was she right? Was Annie’s dad being patriarchal, or a good husband? Would Ryan be a good “trip sitter?” Would you get back together with him just because he made you a grilled cheese? But they both agree on one thing: more fat girl sex on tv please.

  • Episode 12: The Fat Babes Pool Party

    April 5th, 2019  |  42 mins 15 secs
    aidy bryant, body positivity, comedy, feminism, hulu, lindy west, saturday night live, shrill, snl

    Tooky and Marissa are finally recapping everyone's favorite episode of the season, and in the process, dive into their own feelings about being in a bathing suit.

  • Episode 11: Bonus episode! A chat with Ali Rushfield, Shrill's showrunner

    April 1st, 2019  |  24 mins 41 secs
    aidy bryant, body positivity, comedy, feminism, hulu, lindy west, saturday night live, shrill, snl

    Today we're releasing some ~bonus content~

    We chatted with Alexandra (Ali) Rushfield, Shrill's executive producer and show runner. We talked all about our favorite moments from the show, and our hopes for season two.

    Alexandra Rushfield is a producer and writer, who has been working in television since she was first hired as a staff writer on Judd Apatow’s “Undeclared” in 2001. Since then, she has created and executive produced two ABC comedy series’, “Help Me Help You,” starring Ted Danson and “In the Motherhood,” starring Cheryl Hines and Megan Mullaly. Additionally, Rushfield has also been a writer and producer on award-winning comedy “Parks and Recreation,” as well as Netflix series’ “Love” and “Friends From College.” A Los Angeles native, she currently serves as the executive producer and showrunner on Hulu’s original comedy series, “Shrill,” starring Aidy Bryant.

  • Episode 10: Every Woman Deserves a Victory Nosh

    March 29th, 2019  |  29 mins 37 secs
    aidy bryant, body positivity, comedy, feminism, hulu, lindy west, saturday night live, shrill, snl

    Marissa and Tooky are talking about Episode 3 of Shrill on Hulu. They gush about Fran's "silky jar of Nutella" brother, and ponder if the episode's title of "Pencil" is referencing.... well... Ryan.

    The full series of Shrill has finally landed on Hulu. Tooky and Marissa will be recapping and analyzing each episode week by week. Come back each Friday for a new episode discussing Shrill, our own body shit, and our experiences being loud women.

    More about Shrill: From Executive Producers Lorne Michaels and Elizabeth Banks comes Shrill, a comedy series starring Aidy Bryant (Saturday Night Live) as Annie, a fat young woman who wants to change her life — but not her body. Annie is trying to start her career while juggling bad boyfriends, a sick parent, and a perfectionist boss.