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!)

 


2000PRM30757O

Pop culture: Reality TV hits Canada – details about Big Brother tv show. Also, a listing of all summer festivals going on in town.
Culture Pop: La télé-réalité fait son entrée au Canada – détails sur l’émission Big Brother. Aussi, un listing sur tous les festivals d’été ayant lieu à Montréal.

July 05 2000

2000PRM30756O

Interview with Cheryl Sim, member of the musical group Gazelle and local media artist.
Entrevue avec Cheryl Sim, membre du groupe de musique Gazelle et artiste locale média.

June 28 2000

2000PRM30765O

Review of the newly opened Interactive Science Centre, with a short recorded conversation with two children, sisters Lottie (age 5) & Anna (age 3). Talking about “moving day” in town and sites for those looking to find a place in Montreal, as well as trying to get high-speed cable around town (still difficult at this time).
Critique du Centre des sciences interactives, récemment ouvert, avec une mini-conversation enregistré avec deux enfants, les soeurs Lottie (5 ans) et Anna (3 ans). Discussion sur le “Jour du déménagement” à Montréal et les sites pour ceux qui recherchent un logement à Montreal. Aussi, avoir accès à l’internet haute-vitesse à travers la ville (ce qui demeure toujours difficile à ce moment là).

June 14 2000

2000PRM30758O

Interview with Andra McCartney, a multimedia soundscape composer, part of the faculty of the Department of Communications at Concordia University where she teaches Sound and Media classes, speaking about her emphasis on listening.
Entrevue avec Andra McCartney, compositrice multimédia de paysages sonores, faisant partie de la Faculté du Département des Communications à l’Université Concordia, où elle enseigne le son et les médias, nous parle de son emphase sur l’écoute.

May 10 2000

2000PRM30766O

HTMlles’ Mutate/Transmutate recordings, focusing on web artists at Maid in Cyberspace/HTMlles 2000, including interviews with Tiaa Johannson, Nancy Tobin, Jody Bielun, Deanne Achong and Andrea Cooper.
Enregistrements de l’événement Mutate/Transmutate aux HTMlles, présentant les artistes web présentées au festival HTMlles 2000/Maid in Cyberspace, incluant des entrevues avec Tiaa Johannson, Nancy Tobin, Jody Bielun, Deanne Achong et Andrea Cooper.

Apr 03 2000

2000PRM30764O

Black History Month websites listing.
Listing sur les sites web traitant du Mois de l’histoire des Noirs.

Feb 16 2000

1998PRM30767O

The “Millennium Bug”, Y2K fears & paranoia of computer failures that might come; telecomm, power, and finance and what might happen for Y2K software failures. Sound-bite from Discovery Channel’s “Catching The Millennium Bug” series.

Dec 16 1998

1998PRM30770O

Guest Catherine McGovern, Programming coordinator at StudioXX, speaks about the Femmes Br@nchées edition on the Image+Nation film festival.

Sept 23 1998

1998PRM30769O

Speaking about the Herstory of women in Computers, the ENIAC project, which was developed during WW2 to replace the computers which were actual women, who sat down and did the numerical calculations required to create ballistic calculation logs that were used out in the fields to bomb people. Introduction to Anita’s first show on the XX Files, her work, life and processes as a jane of all media-tricks.

July 29 1998

1998PRM30771O

Interview with Danielle Racine, programming coordinator of the Montreal Festival of New Cinema and New Media. Interview with Tanya Aaedo, digital performance artist making wearable interface-garments.

July 15 1998

1997PRM00066C

Interview with Anushka Garcia, founder of Montreal Goddesses, supporting group for large sized women, this group is based on the National Association for Fat Acceptance (in the USA), Anushka describes founding the group and developing it.

Dec 31 1997

1997PRM30863O

Dealing with the ice storm, electricity addictions and alternatives to it, how to make a clay-flower pot heater.

Jan 14 1997

1996PRM30772O

Interview with Choeur Maha, explaining Maha’s foundation, as well as a feature on their CD release.

Dec 18 1996

1996PRM00067C

Exerpt of May 25 show: 50 sec. (The show has 3 rotating hosts at present, but uses the same intro) – Taking Steps Piece by Kathy Kennedy. Side A) Fem Romance, Berlane, Kennedy. Side B) XX Files (Exerpt).

Sept 04 1996

1996PRM00068C

One of the initial shows, this broadcast begins to define what the show is and what Studio XX is all about. Description of the basic computer-skill workshops offered at XX. Brief talk on the “FIDO blimp” in the sky. Guest Joya Balfour & her Techno Question of the week: Usenet vs Mailing lists: which is better & for what? Joya explains what UseNet is and what it’s used for & using newsgroups within UseNet. Explains what is a “lurker” in online groups, and what is an “online flame”, demystifies mailing list pros and cons and how to find and join them. Also, the XXFiles Web picks of the week: HIV/AIDS related web sites, AIDS conference in Vancouver, accessing abstracts of conference papers online. Plus, recording of Sherie Zurgnik “What is Studio XX for me?”.

July 10 1996