Oh Boy by Man Repeller

Oh Boy by Man Repeller

United States

In this first podcast from Man Repeller, Filmmaker Jay Buim sits down with women in the arts, tech and beyond for one on one conversations about their life and work. Logo by Kelly Shami, http://legsny.com.

Episodes

043 - Miki Agrawal - Author, CEO & Co-Founder of THINX & Icon Undies  

If you have ever worn a pair of Thinx — a lined-underwear that eliminates the need for a pad or a tampon, the brand with the beautifully-shot ads that aim to destigmatize periods and run on the subway like What up?, then you may have said out loud to yourself, “I need to meet the woman who made this product. Because A) obviously it was a woman and B) you can’t believe you’ve been spending all of this time playing Russian Roulette with your favorite thongs. Well here is your opportunity! In this episode of Oh Boy, host Jay Buim sits down with Miki Agrawal, the founder of Thinx, to talk about everything from D1 soccer to her family to her belief in kismet. Headphones in — enjoy! In partnership with TNT. Want more Miki? @mikiagrawal Want more Jay? @beardwizard Edited by Jay Buim Produced by Kate Barnett

042 - Helena Bala - Writer & Creator of Craigslist Confessional  

Helena Bala knows that everyone has a story. After feeling a little lost in her career as a human rights lawyer, she made a connection with a homeless man simply by listening to his story and then telling him hers. It sparked an idea — maybe more people simply needed open ears. Thus, Craigslist Confessional was born. Two years later, she’s still listening. In partnership with The Real Real Want more Helena? @helenadeabala Want more Jay? @beardwizard Edited by Jay Buim Produced by Kate Barnett

041 - Meika Hollender - Sustain Co-Founder  

Meika Hollender wants to break the stigma of women buying and carrying condoms — and also just having sex. She co-founded Sustain, the first brand of vagina-friendly all natural condoms, lubricants and wipes, and she created GetOnTop, a national campaign aimed at getting women to take control of their sexual health. Cool, right? She's this week's Oh Boy podcast guest -- enjoy! In partnership with The Real Real Want more Meika? @missmeiks Want more Jay? @beardwizard Edited by Jay Buim Produced by Kate Barnett

040 - Aidy Bryant - Comedian & Actress  

Comedian and actor Aidy Bryant isn't just living her best life, she is living everyone's best life. She got hired at Saturday Night Life at age 25. She co-wrote a short film that's beloved by the Vimeo staff. Louis C.K. didn't just tell her she was funny after a table read, he hired her for his web series without requiring she audition. And you know what she told Oh Boy host Jay Buim about all of this? The most rewarding part has been the friendships. Say "aww" and plug your headphones in. You're going to love this one. In partnership with Squarespace. Want more Aidy? @aidybryant Want more Jay? @beardwizard Edited by Jay Buim Produced by Kate Barnett

039 - Tyler Haney - Founder of Outdoor Voices  

Outdoor Voices’ Tyler Haney grew up playing sports in Boulder, Colorado. She thought running would be her destiny, and in some ways, it may have been: she ended up moving to New York where she studied design at Parsons. She took an interest in activewear, began researching fabrics, started working on Outdoor Voices and graduated with a five piece OV kit. Now look at it! You know the tagline: the brand isn’t about winning, it’s about #DoingThings. Want to know how she did all of these Things? I think listening to a podcast counts as Doing someThing (sorry x2). So what are you waiting for? Put your sports bra on and plug your headphones in: it's time for this week's episode of Oh Boy. In partnership with Squarespace. Want more Tyler? @ty_haney Want more Jay? @beardwizard Edited by Jay Buim Produced by Kate Barnett

038 - Laurie Simmons - Artist, Photographer & Filmmaker  

Laurie Simmons has a message for artists: “those years when no one has their eye on you and you’re free to work, those are your best years." The artist, filmmaker and photographer always knew she wanted to work in this field. She pursued her dreams even despite a teacher's cautioning early on to get out of art. She had her first solo show in ‘79 and is just now wrapping up a five year project: it's a film called “My Art" in which she's starring and directing. Want to know more about the artist who is also known in some circles as "Lena Dunham's mom"? Headphones in; volume on. In partnership with Squarespace. Want more Laurie? @SimmonsLaurie Want more Jay? @beardwizard Edited by Jay Buim Produced by Kate Barnett

037 - Aurora James - Founder of Brother Vellies  

When you meet Aurora James, CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund-winning designer of Brother Vellies -- a footwear-centric accessories label that works with artisans in Africa -- her shoes make a lot of sense. They are unique. Bold. Many are like nothing you've seen before, and all communicate a strong point of view. That's absolutely how I'd describe the designer. Her personal style is reflective of her inherent taste, as well as the colorful and sometimes complicated layering of cultures she's been introduced to over the course of her life. So is her character, strong sense of self-worth and steady view of the world. Want to know more? So did Jay Buim, host of Oh Boy. Headphones in, and enjoy. In partnership with Squarespace Want more Aurora? @aurorajames Want more Jay? @beardwizard Edited by Jay Buim Produced by Kate Barnett

036 - Sally Singer - Digital Creative Director at Vogue.com  

In this episode of Oh Boy, Leandra takes the mic from the show's regular host, Jay Buim, to interview Sally Singer, the Digital Creative Director at Vogue.com. They talk about the exciting, changing landscape that the internet has offered the fashion industry, how Singer got started, and the importance of story telling. Enjoy! In partnership with Newsette. Want more Sally? @voguemagazine Want more Jay? @beardwizard Edited by Jay Buim Produced by Kate Barnett

035 - Gloria Steinem - Journalist & Social & Political Activist  

This week’s episode of Oh Boy is a special one: the inimitable Gloria Steinem is our featured guest. Steinem talks to host Jay Buim about many things: social justice, writing, Donald Trump, modern politics, how she was the first woman at New York Magazine, how she eschewed marriage for an opportunity in India. She talks about how she discovered the women's movement and how it changed her internal dialogue about external expectations, and she talks about progress -- how far we've come, how far we still have to go. "We have to be more patient, human, realistic to make change," she says. Of course, I can’t give any more away. Listen, enjoy and be prepared to feel inspired. You’ll come out the other side swinging. Want more Gloria? @gloriasteinem Want more Jay? @beardwizard Edited by Jay Buim Produced by Kate Barnett

034 - Aimee Chesire - Founder of Hey Gorgeous  

This week on Oh Boy, Jay sits down with Aimee Cheshire. fashion blogger and founder of Hey Gorgeous, a plus-size focused website and Instagram shop that features cool clothes, size 10 and up. Chesire wanted to be a plus-size model her senior year in college so she did what any inspiring model wants to do: she bought a book on how to model, emailed the author, and the author said, "Go for it!" A blog that turned into Hey Gorgeous. Intrigued? Need to feel inspired? Just looking for some cool pants that fit? Great. Excellent. Plug your headphones in and let Jay's soft voice introduce you to one Aimee Cheshire. Want more Aimee? @ heygorgeousny Want more Jay? @beardwizard Edited by Jay Buim Produced by Kate Barnett

033 - Gail Simmons - 'Top Chef' Judge, Author & Food Writer  

Today’s episode of Oh Boy features none other than Gail Simmons. It will comfort you to know that Simmons, like everyone else, didn’t have a clue what she wanted to do after college. She didn’t really know what she wanted to do while in college, either. In fact…she didn’t even know anything about food, according to a food editor she spoke to while hunting for her first job. So how did she get to be who she is and where she is, with two hit shows -- Top Chef and Top Chef: Just Desserts -- and a published book with a title that proclaims, “I have the best job ever!” (It’s called “Talking With My Mouth Full: My Life As a Professional Eater,” hello!)? Wellll…you just have to plug in your headphones and listen to this episode, don’t you? Want more Gail? @ gailsimmonseats Want more Jay? @beardwizard Edited by Jay Buim Produced by Kate Barnett

032 - Jenn Rogien - Costume Designer  

Jenn Rogien's a real jerk! The costumer designer of GIRLS and Orange is the New Black doesn't like sour pickles, brownies or apple pie. Other than that, though, she's perfectly delightful, which you'll come to find in this episode of Oh Boy that's all about her young life growing up in the Rockies (she still owns a canner -- as in, to can pickled things that aren't sour), her formative years in a liberal college town, how she found creative, crafty loopholes in any and every school project, and of course, how she came to be exactly who she is and how she got arguably one of the coolest jobs on the planet. I will tell you this: it didn't just happen by dumb luck. Girls! You know the drill. Headphones in, and enjoy. Want more Jenn? @ jennrogien Want more Jay? @beardwizard Edited by Jay Buim Produced by Kate Barnett

031 - Garance Doré - Photographer, Illustrator & Author  

Did you know that the artist Garance Doré used to teach windsurfing at a naked camp? As for who taught Doré the important life lessons, her mother and her father (as well as her Berber-born grandmother) instilled the importance of hard work, embracing one's differences and that there are far more important things in this world than status symbols. She also learned for herself that "cool" is a state of mind." Plug your headphones in to hear the rest of her story. It's worth it, especially if you've been wondering lately, "What does success mean to me?" Want more Garance? @ garancedore Want more Jay? @beardwizard Edited by Jay Buim Produced by Kate Barnett

030 - Julianna Barwick - Musician  

Okay, music fans: today we have a treat for your ears by way of singer Julianna Barwick. She's known for looping her own voice over and over on tracks and the end result makes her sound like a true angel, but she is also a real person! How she went from a capella in Tulsa, Oklahoma to opening for bands like Panda Bear and Dirty Projectors as well as playing for her own dedicated following is another story. In fact, it's one that you can listen to right now if you just plug your headphones into the side of the computer over there (or into your phone, are you on your phone?) and pop those little buds inside your ear holes. Enjoy! Want more Julianna? @ juliannabarwick Want more Jay? @beardwizard Edited by Jay Buim Produced by Kate Barnett

029 - Katie Sturino - Publicist, Founder of 12-ish Style, Toast the Dog’s dogager  

Katie Sturino doesn't judge morning teeth-brushers. She's a blogger/model who runs her own PR agency/mom-ager to three Instagram famous dogs. And no, she's not a dentist, but she is a proponent of doing what makes you happy. In this episode of Oh Boy, Sturino and Jay cover everything from owning your personality to what "being real" means, career paths (plus awkward internship experiences along the way), body acceptance and, yes, morning brushing. Want more Katie? @the12ishstyle Want more Jay? @beardwizard Edited by Jay Buim Produced by Kate Barnett

028 - Tennessee Thomas - Drummer & Political Activist  

Tennessee Thomas makes the backslash career look good. She runs The Deep End Club; she's a drummer -- currently for Elvis Costello and the Attractions, and if you used to listen to The Like, that's her on the beat; she's an actress; and she makes PSAs. Host Jay Buim sat down with Thomas to discuss all of the above, but this time, rather than telling you to grab your headphones, I suggest you pack your room with foam egg crates and turn the volume up. Drum roll, please... Want more Tennessee? @tennesseebunny Want more Jay? @beardwizard Edited by Jay Buim Produced by Kate Barnett

027 - Julie Wainwright - Founder & CEO of The RealReal  

Julie Wainwright didn't want her world to be small. The RealReal CEO told Oh Boy host Jay Buim this while discussing her decision to pursue a serious career during a time when many women she knew were dropping out of school to get married. In this interview, Wainwright covers what it was like growing up in rural Indiana (she had a motorcycle at age 12), who her influencers were (Gloria Steinem and Jane Goodall), what it was like working in Silicon Valley in the 80s and her path through the business ranks to CEO status. It's a really good listen. It's funny, too! Enjoy. Oh Boy is supported by Audible.com. Get your free audiobook at Audible.com/mr Want more Julie? @realrealjulie Want more Jay? @beardwizard Edited by Jay Buim Produced by Kate Barnett

026 - Sarah Sophie Flicker - Mama, Performer, Director, Aerialist, Writer, Activist, Feminist  

Sarah Sophie Flicker lists "Mama, Performer, Director, Aerialist, Writer, Activist, Feminist" as the top descriptors in her Twitter bio -- telling, considering that what she does "for a living" isn't as simple as a one-word answer. And why should it be? In this episode of Oh Boy, Sarah Sophie Flicker talks to host Jay Buim about her years in the San Francisco punk scene, law school, the unglamorous side of moving to LA to pursue acting and finally, New York, where she not only thrived (trying to not give away too much here) but found a way to merge her interest in politics and trapezing -- yes! -- into a political cabaret. Honestly, you just need to listen. Enjoy! Want more Sarah Sophie? @sarahsophief Want more Jay? @beardwizard Edited by Jay Buim Produced by Kate Barnett

025 - Mattie Kahn - Elle.com Writer & Man Repeller Contributor  

In this episode of Oh Boy, host Jay and Elle.com news writer/MR contributor Mattie Kahn discuss her career path, how her initial dream of working in fashion led her to covering the 2016 presidential election, her detour into chef whites, Britney Spears and the wonders of cold emailing. It's an entertaining listen, but it's also one that just might light a fire under your butt if you've recently been thinking about what you want to do and wondering how you're supposed to do it. Want more Mattie? @mattiekahn Want more Jay? @beardwizard Edited by Jay Buim Produced by Kate Barnett

024 - Silas Howard - Writer & Director  

In this 24th episode of Oh Boy, we meet Silas Howard, the first Trans director to work on the critically acclaimed show Transparent. He takes us through his creative path, which led him to San Francisco in the 90s where he found his people in the queer punk scene. Around age 28 the itch it express himself in a new way became hard to ignore. He wanted to make a film because he felt like there weren’t stories showing people like him and his friends. Without giving too much away, they did it. Sounds cool right? It is, so stop reading and start listening! Want more Silas? @silash Want more Jay? @beardwizard Edited by Jay Buim Produced by Kate Barnett

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