Podcasts, Appearances, and Mentions

Passionate about childfree issues and women’s history, I’m grateful to have been invited to discuss those two subjects on the following podcasts:

  • If you’re single and childfree, you’ll love the Spinster Life Podcast
  • If you’re childless (not-by-choice), I’d recommend Geeta Pendse’s 1in5 podcast
  • If you’re childfree or exploring whether you want to have children, We’re Not Kidding is the one for you
  • If you love learning about history and especially women’s history, you’ll thorougly enjoy Broadly Underestimated

Galentine’s Day Trivia – Co-host

February 2023

For this year’s Galentine’s Day, I had the honor to co-host a trivia game about famous childfree and childless women for Lighthouse Women, an online community for involuntarily childless women.

The Spinster Life Podcast

October 2022

Whether you’re single by choice, by chance, or by circumstance, the Spinster Life podcast shows you how to celebrate being a single woman. Being single isn’t a bad thing, no matter what your grandmother keeps telling you. Don’t wait around for a spouse, live your current life to its fullest.

Marie Marvingt, Fiancée of Danger. The first time Emma Duval was on the podcast, she told us about her favorite spinster, Marie Marvingt. Emma returns to tell us all about Marie’s fantastic life. The excerpt from Rosalie Maggio’s excellent book sums up the life of a woman who defied expectations of what a woman should do and lived a life full of danger and suspense. Official podcast website

1 in 5 – Leading a Life Without Children

May 2022

The 1in5 Podcast is a space to explore all sides of leading a life without children, whether it’s by choice or by circumstance.
The show is hosted by journalist and presenter Geeta Pendse, who found the stories of childfree women are often invisible or side-lined. Geeta chats to guests from all backgrounds exploring topics such as social expectations, the biological clock, infertility, ambivalence around parenthood and embracing life, in whatever shape that comes.

Making history & positive role models with Emma Duval. Emma Duval is on a personal mission to reveal and document the lives of childfree and childless women in history. Raised in France and now living in the US, Emma felt a lack of positive role models growing up. From a Gallo-Roman physician and a Buddhist nun to Hollywood icon Greta Garbo, Emma is using social media and her research skill to amplify the lives of hundreds of women. Emma is currently writing a book about single women in history.
Whilst none of us are defined by our status with or without kids, in a world where leading a life without children can be painted as negative Emma’s approach is refreshing.

Broadly Underestimated Podcast

February 2022

Broadly Underestimated is the podcast dedicated to understanding the underestimated aspects of our lives. Every object, institution, historical event – even the most mundane – has its own revolutionary story. And it’s often the underestimated women behind those stories that have shaped life as we know it today.

Childfree Women – A Conversation With Millennial Emma. In this episode, Emma Duval and I dive into the concept of childfree women in history, and how women without children push boundaries and help us redefine womanhood. Official podcast website

We’re Not Kidding

November 2021

People have been opting out of parenthood for a long time, yet being childfree still feels taboo. Created by Anna Olson, a life coach who is passionate about helping women feel empowered and confident in their decision not to have kids, this podcast is devoted to sharing the stories of the childfree and breaking the stigma.

Emma Duval: Childfree, Childless, & Single Women Throughout History. Emma shares her childfree story in addition to her research on women throughout history who were childfree, childless, and/or single. Official podcast website

Mentioned in “How the childless women of Instagram helped me come to terms with never having a family”, by Kat Brown

September 2021

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/life/childless-women-instagram-helped-come-terms-never-having-family/: Podcasts, Appearances, and Mentions

The Spinster Life Podcast

July 2021

Whether you’re single by choice, by chance, or by circumstance, the Spinster Life podcast shows you how to celebrate being a single woman. Being single isn’t a bad thing, no matter what your grandmother keeps telling you. Don’t wait around for a spouse, live your current life to its fullest.

We’re Not Childless, We’re Childfree. In this episode, we welcome our guest Emma Duval (@millennialemma on IG) to discuss the Childfree Movement. Oh, so we’re talking about childless women. NO! Let’s get something straight. We’re talking about being childfree, the intentional choice to abstain from having children. The suffix ‘-less’ implies that something is missing. The suffix ‘-free’ means that childfree people are free from children. Official podcast website

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