The Killjoy Guide

The Killjoy Guide is the weekly left feminist podcast for the 99%.

The mission of this show is to pop the liberal feminist fantasy and get to the root of what left and feminist movements are all about. We discuss politics and pop culture and take a deeper look at intersectional issues to challenge neoliberal narratives and strengthen left and feminist movements. We interview activists, scholars, journalists, and other allies in left struggle.

Recent Episodes

Why Jessa Crispin Isn't a Feminist

Sept. 22, 2021

In this episode, Meg talks to Jessa Crispin, the author of The Dead Ladies Project and Why I'm Not a Feminist: A Feminist Manifesto, about the failures of the contemporary feminist movement and what a humanist, intersectiona…

Becoming Cliterate with Dr. Laurie Mintz

Aug. 3, 2021

In this episode, Meg talks to Dr. Laurie Mintz about the orgasm gap. Why are women having fewer orgasms than men? Why do we continue to see misconceptions about female sexuality and pleasure in our media and culture? How can…

Talking Black Women's Health with Karleen Schlictmann

July 24, 2021

In this episode, Meg talks to Karleen Schlictmann, health and wellness coach and founder of Ask Karly, about black women's health disparities. We also discuss Karleen's own experiences with health disparities as a community …

Marching for Medicare for All with Savage Joy

July 23, 2021

In this premiere episode of The Killjoy Guide, Meg breaks down why Medicare for All is a feminist issue and how our current healthcare system impacts women across gender, race, class, and sexuality. Then, she talks to Joy Ma…

What is feminism? A Killjoy Primer

July 15, 2021

People have a misconception about what feminism is and what it means to be a feminist based on what they've seen in mass, In this primer, Killjoy Meg breaks down how this view of feminism is wrong and explains her views on f…

Introducing The Killjoy Guide with Killjoy Meg

July 3, 2021

The Killjoy Guide is the weekly intersectional left feminist podcast for the 99%. Video clips from the show released every Tuesday beginning July 13, 2021. Subscribe now and turn on notifications so you never miss an episode…

About the Host

Meg MacPherson (Killjoy Meg)


Meg is an educator, freelance writer, and editor. She has an MA in Women's, Gender, and Sexualities Studies from the University of Florida and a BA in Creative Writing from the University of South Florida. Her focuses include popular culture, intergenerational feminism, popular feminism, postfeminism, neoliberalism, buzzwords, performative activism, and progressive politics (wow, that is a lot of p-words). She's a coffee-obsessed word nerd with a propensity for swearing at her computer. When she's not writing, she's reading, watching television or political YouTube videos, spending too much time on Twitter, listening to podcasts, or taking her Aussie/Lab Mix Ginny Bean to the dog park.