Lena Dunham to launch feminist ‘Women of the Hour’ podcast

Lena Dunham attends The Rape Foundation's annual brunch in Beverly Hills, California. (Jason Merritt/Getty Images for The Rape Foundation)

Apparently too much Lena Dunham is never enough. With energy left to burn after creating her hit television series Girls; penning her memoir Not That Kind of Girl and launching the Lenny newsletter with Jenni Konner, the 29-year-old will soon be heard hosting a new podcast, Women of the Hour, produced by Buzzfeed and launching on November 5.

“In honor of the Not That Kind of Girl paperback release, I decided to explore the themes of my book further, talking to an array of women I love and admire in order to bring you an audio collage/feminist variety hour in the form of this podcast: Women of the Hour,” Dunham announced on Twitter.

Guests on the show, which was created with longtime friend Jenna Weiss-Berman, will include Janet Mock, Emma Stone, Beth Stern, Mindie Lind, Mara Brock Akil, Amy Sedaris, Zadie Smith and Jemima Kirke — referred to by the host as an “all lady pod-squad.”

In a five-minute sample already available online, Dunham introduces some of the topics she and her pals will discuss: friendship, productivity vs the internet, the perils and pleasures of being modern women, work, education, activism, love, sex, dating and deal-breakers. The first season will include five episodes on five themes, as well as bonus interviews and even some old-school radio dramas.

Hear a 5-minute sample of the podcast here.

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