XX Files Radio

The XX Files is the Studio’s aural-satellite, a weekly radio show exploring all aspects of our techno-world from the perspective of women living it. Tune in to CKUT 90.3FM every Wednesday from 11h30 to noon, and hear diverse, compelling feminist perspectives on art, technology and societyon CKUT 90.3 FM, listen online at ckut.ca or download the podcasts here.

Started by Deborah VanSlet and Kathy Kennedy, The XX Files first aired in 1996, a few months later, in 1997, Valérie d. Walker joined & has led the show for over 16 years along with co-hosts Anita Cotic, Bérengère Marin-Dubuard. In 2010, Val TeQiiGaL welcomed Britt Wray and then in 2011, Ma*az: co-hosts Maia Iotzova and Maya Richman . And in 2014, the XX Files welcomed a whole new generation of bilingual women to the airwaves for our collective aural illumination! Stéphanie Dufresne, aka Fanie de la Fresne, Amanda-É. Clément and Nnedimma Nnebe, aka The Urban Dweller, added to the diverse vanguard of innovative pioneering spoken word power of The XX Files Radio Show!

The current team is composed by Julia Dick, Belen Rebecca Arenas et Amanda Harvey.

XX Files represents a feminist statement about our relationship to the digital world through traditional media. It is a feminist public and social space that allows feminist icons to have their voices heard.

The XX Files is part of CKUT’s HERSAY collective & is always open to new female-identified Technoqynaeical investigators who want to join the team and contribute to our cutting edge programming. Interested? Contact us at: xxfilesradio[at]gmail[dot]com (Yes, Sculley is listening!)

 


2016PRM31779O

XX Files talks to Studio XX about the history and mandate of the Studio, as well as historical context of feminism in art and technology.

Apr 20 2016

2016PRM31778O

This week, XX Files discusses the Romances in Diaspora exhibition by Atelier Céladon, upcoming events, feminist art practices and more.

Apr 13 2016

2016PRM31777O

Archives discussing graffiti on the Israel-Palestine wall, and political art versus fine art.

Apr 10 2016

2016PRM31746O

Discussion on various subjects, such as Hillary Clinton, the feud between Melissa Harris Perry and NBC and Sheila Chilliack and Kristin Li, current resident artists of Studio XX

Mar 02 2016

2016PRM31747O

Recap of this month’s episodes, about the Black History Month , sci-fi author Octavia Butler, XX Files twentieth anniversary, Beyoncé, rapper Kendrick Lamar

Feb 24 2016

2016PRM31748O

Interview with Amandine Gay, french afrofeminist, actress and filmmaker who wrote the preface of the french edition of the new edition of Bell Hooks’ book Ain’t I A Woman? She discusses of stereotypes about the black community and black women, feminism in France, especially black feminism and racism.

Feb 17 2016

2016PRM31749O

Discussion on Beyoncé and her new video Formation and the Gomeshi trial

Feb 10 2016

2016PRM31776O

Readings from Octavia’s Brood, an anthology of visionary science fiction and speculative fiction written by organizers and activists.

Feb 03 2016

2016PRM31775O

This week, XX Files is joined by the McGill African Student’s Society to discuss their annual Africa Development Convention.

Jan 27 2016

2016PRM31750O

Discussion with new collaborator Justin Doucet about gender parity and the book ”Femmes et Pouvoir”, written by Pascale Navarro. He also interviews the author about it.

Jan 20 2016

2016PRM31751O

Show about women on the music scene, particularly on the experimental and sonic arts scene. Showcase of Debra Petrovich and Alessandra Zerbinati works

Jan 13 2016

2016PRM31754O

Today’s show is about Beyoncé and her plan of making a movie about Sarah Baartman, a Black woman who was a circus attraction in Europe for her unusual physique in the 1800’s. Also, The netflix series Making A Murderer, a documentary about Steven Avery, a man condemned to jail for a crime he didn’t commit, released 18 years later only to get back in jail two years later for another crime he maybe hasn’t commited ”

Jan 06 2016

2015PRM31758O

Today’s subjects are Angela Davis, prisons in Quebec, police’s ethnic targeting tendencies.

Dec 30 2015

2015PRM31759O

Subject are Spike Lee’s Chi-Raq film, events that will take place in the upcoming weekend and weeks, Okra (also known as ladies’ fingers or gumbo).

Dec 23 2015

2015PRM31724O

Urban Dweller discusses the Israeli separation wall with Sarah Jamal, an international politics PhD candidate at Aberystwyth University whose research focuses on West Bank wall graffiti as a strategy for resistance and reclamation. An excerpt from VICE’s documentary series, “Palestine Vs. Israel – Against the Wall Part 1,” contextualizes the wall’s political history. Discussion covers the appropriation (and commodification) of the wall by international artists and the aestheticization of the wall from different Palestinian perspectives. Several Palestinian graffiti artists reclaim the narrative by drawing on the deep iconography, symbolism, and language of the region in their work.

Dec 16 2015

2015PRM31774O

Urban Dweller discusses the Israeli separation wall with Sarah Jamal, an international politics PhD candidate at Aberystwyth University whose research focuses on West Bank wall graffiti as a strategy for resistance and reclamation. An excerpt from VICE’s documentary series, “Palestine Vs. Israel – Against the Wall Part 1,” contextualizes the wall’s political history. Discussion covers the appropriation (and commodification) of the wall by international artists and the aestheticization of the wall from different Palestinian perspectives. Several Palestinian graffiti artists reclaim the narrative by drawing on the deep iconography, symbolism, and language of the region in their work.

Dec 09 2015

2015PRM31727O

Urban Dweller and co-host Vicki Smith discuss the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. A clip from TestTube News situates the crisis as a dispute over land (the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, and the Golan Heights). An excerpt from VICE’s documentary series, “Palestine Vs. Israel – Against the Wall Part 1,” contextualizes the wall’s political history. Attempt an interview with Sarah Jamal, an international politics PhD candidate at Aberystwyth University whose research focuses on West Bank wall graffiti as a strategy for resistance and reclamation, but technical difficulties postpone the discussion. Urban Dweller raises issues surrounding intellectual property, focusing on Cara Delevingne.

Dec 09 2015

2015PRM317180

Nnedi the Urban Dweller discusses food cultures in various national and ethnic holidays.

Dec 02 2015

2015PRM317170

This week XX Files sits down with Hera Chan, a McGill student and founder of Atelier Celadon, a community-based studio that prioritizes the work of artists of color. Hera Chan discusses the upcoming conference Common Aliens which includes a keynote panel, exhibitions and workshops on the topic of diaspora. XX Files and Hera discuss the complexities of cultural appropriation and repatriation and themes of self-care in diasporic community building.

Nov 25 2015

2015PRM317160

This week the XX Files looks back on an episode from May 13th. Cassie and Ariel are brought on as guests to discuss their coding workshop which focuses upon those with marginalized backgrounds. They discuss gender and race discrimination in the tech world and the myth of the tech expert.

Nov 18 2015

2015PRM31714O

This week on the XX Files introduce a new Woman Crush Wednesday segment and discuss the work of Angela Davis. Cassie and Arielle discuss her writings on the abolishment of prisons in relation to the over-representation of black citizens in Canadas prison system. Topics cover the perpetuation of slavery, institutional racism and language barriers in Quebec.

Nov 11 2015

2015PRM31707O

The XX Files Radio hosts invite listeners to participate to the CKUT 90.3 FM annual funding drive at   http://ckut.ca.

Oct 28 2015

2015PRM31761O

Valérie Walker’s speech about Ada Lovelace at Atwater Public Library in 2012.

Oct 21 2015

2015PRM31762O

The speech given in october at atelier Céladon about women of color and art institutions.

Oct 14 2015