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

October 22, 2015

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.