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 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.

  • Episode 9: All disrespect to "Talkin' Traz"

    March 22nd, 2019  |  28 mins 49 secs
    aidy bryant, body positivity, comedy, feminism, hulu, lindy west, saturday night live, shrill, snl

    Tooky and Marissa recap episode 2 of Shrill on Hulu. Apparently we have to learn Shitty Dude's name (it's Ryan), Annie's mom kind of sucks, and we're reminded to always wear pants after an adult sleepover.

  • Episode 8: The Shrill Pilot: "I want to punch everyone"

    March 15th, 2019  |  38 mins 11 secs
    aidy bryant, body positivity, comedy, feminism, hulu, lindy west, saturday night live, shrill, snl

    [Episode 1 spoilers in this podcast!] Marissa and Tooky have FINALLY watched the pilot of Shrill. They recap the episode and unpack every ~triggering~ moment.

  • Episode 7: #BubbleOnDeck

    February 25th, 2019  |  39 mins 7 secs
    aidy bryant, body positivity, comedy, feminism, hulu, lindy west, saturday night live, shrill, snl

    Tooky and Marissa sit down with Tamara Bubble, the rapper behind "Berserk" (as heard in the trailer for Shrill!) Tamara talks about her experiences as a woman in this male-dominated industry, and how she uses her music to promote self love. Stick around til the end of the episode to hear the world premiere of her latest song, Squeaky Wheel!

  • Episode 6: High school is the worst.

    February 20th, 2019  |  37 mins 37 secs
    aidy bryant, body positivity, comedy, feminism, hulu, lindy west, saturday night live, shrill, snl

    Tooky and Marissa have a heartfelt conversation about how body image impacted their challenging adolescent years. They pull back the curtain and discuss how factors like size, gender, and race have played into the way they take up space in the world. Also why the fuck do high schools still make kids run the mile in front of each other? So rude.

  • Episode 5: Eggs-istential Danger

    February 13th, 2019  |  30 mins 10 secs
    aidy bryant, body positivity, comedy, feminism, hulu, lindy west, saturday night live, shrill, snl

    Our good friend Amma joins the Loud Women to talk about her favorite Aidy Bryant project, the Amazon series Danger and Eggs.

  • Episode 4: Sweet Release. We have a date.

    December 14th, 2018  |  33 mins 20 secs
    aidy bryant, body positivity, comedy, feminism, hulu, lindy west, saturday night live, shrill, snl

    Finally, at long last, we have a release date for Shrill on Hulu. Tooky and Marissa unpack everything we know about the upcoming show and gush some more about Aidy Bryant. They also discuss fat representation in the media, and the power behind not talking about being fat all the time.

  • Episode 3: Trollz and Internet Trash People

    December 12th, 2018  |  21 mins 40 secs
    aidy bryant, body positivity, comedy, cyber bullying, elizabeth banks, feminism, hulu, internet harassment, lindy west, saturday night live, shrill, snl

    Tooky and Marissa talk about one of the big themes in Shrill: internet trolls.

    We talk about nasty the internet trolls we've dealt with, try to figure out who motivates these people, and discuss dream casting for the significant troll in Lindy West's book.

  • Episode 2: The One About the Rape Jokes

    December 5th, 2018  |  36 mins 20 secs
    aidy bryant, body positivity, comedy, feminism, hulu, lindy west, saturday night live, shrill, snl

    Tooky and Marissa dive into the whole "rape joke debate" because we might as well get into THAT conversation right away.

  • Episode 1: What We Know So Far

    November 24th, 2018  |  30 mins 33 secs
    aidy bryant, body positivity, comedy, feminism, hulu, lindy west, saturday night live, shrill, snl

    What we know about Shrill on Hulu