KUOW’s Battle Tactics For Your Sexist Workplace Returns for a Second Season, All About The Trade offs of Taking Action

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July 16, 2019

Seattle, WA – KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio’s Battle Tactics For Your Sexist Workplace (BTSW) podcast is back for a second season. Over the course of six full-length episodes and six bonus episodes, hosts Eula Scott Bynoe and Jeannie Yandel will explore tactics for dealing with sexism in the modern workplace and grapple with the trade offs and unintended consequences that come with taking action.

“Dramatic #metoo stories that bring down powerful men continue to make headlines, but for a lot of women, sexism is a mundane, regular occurrence, littered with grey areas,” said BTSW Senior Producer, Caroline Chamberlain Gomez, “This season of BTSW is all about exploring these grey areas and how women in different positions with different life experiences can navigate them most productively. There’s no sexism silver bullet.”

Many of the episodes from season two will focus on personal dilemmas brought up by listeners in BTSW’s Facebook Group, such as how to be a better ally to other women, navigating appearance in the workplace, the flaws of “leaning in” and the pros and cons of being your own boss.

The season’s first episode, titled “I Hate My Job. Should I Quit?,” explores the trade offs of quitting a toxic job. The idea for the episode came from listeners who wrote in to seek advice on the topic. In addition to many individual stories sent in over email, the BTSW Facebook Group also has a thread with dozens of listeners weighing in on quitting versus staying. In the episode, Jeannie and Eula speak with Liz Fong-Jones, an advocate for the rights of technology workers and users who recently wrote a Medium post about why she quit her job at Google after many years of fighting hard to make it more inclusive.

“The BTSW team has forged a deep connection with its audience. This project has community participation baked into its DNA, with listener stories and questions forming the backbone of many of the episodes,” said KUOW Managing Producer Brendan Sweeney.

In addition to seeking topic ideas and stories from listeners, BTSW is also bringing on two advisers for season two. Mikaela Kiner, CEO of Reverb is acting as the podcast’s “HR whisperer," evaluating the efficacy of the tactics discussed. Ruchika Tulshyan, an inclusion strategist, is helping bring in new guests and amplify perspectives that are often overlooked in conversations about workplace sexism.

You can listen to all of season one and the first episode of season two right now in Apple Podcasts or other podcasting apps. You can also join BTSW’s Facebook group to share your own stories and connect to the BTSW community. Finally, you can subscribe to BTSW’s newsletter for special content, recommended reads from the hosts and advance notice of events or other special offers (enamel pins are coming!).

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