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The Heavy Flow Podcast
The Heavy Flow Podcast
Amanda Laird

Heavy Flow is a feminist, body-positive podcast about periods, reproductive health, and wellness hosted by Amanda Laird, author of Heavy Flow: Breaking... more

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Episodes

Don't Be Racist: Tools & Resources for White, Liberal, Feminist Women

Today I am sharing a special episode of the Heavy Flow Podcast to talk about racism, white supremacy and anti-racist... more

31 May 2020 · 21 minutes
Parenting as an Act of Resistance with Hannah Olavarria & Kelty Luber

Today on the show I'm talking to Hannah Olavarria & Kelty Luber, twins, mothers and feminist co-hosts of the podcast... more

11 Feb 2020 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Building a Feminist Business with Suzanne Siemens

Today I'm talking Suzanne Siemens, co-founder of Lunapads, about building a feminist business, busting menstrual stigma and how consumers can... more

11 Feb 2020 · 50 minutes
Abdominal Massage and Pelvic Alignment with Barbara Loomis

Today on the show I'm talking to Barbara Loomis, a practitioner and educator of abdominal therapies and creator of Nurturance.... more

16 Jan 2020 · 56 minutes
Your Brain on Birth Control with Dr. Sarah E. Hill

Today on the show I am talking to Dr. Sarah E. Hill, the author of This Is Your Brain on... more

09 Jan 2020 · 1 hour,
The Future is Femtech with Holly Grigg-Spall

Today on Heavy Flow Holly Grigg-Spall, author of Sweetening the Pill: Or How We Got Hooked on Hormonal Birth Control,... more

28 Nov 2019 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
Raising Sex Positive Kids and Consent Culture with Nadine Thornhill

Today on the show Nadine Thornhill, sex educator and co-host of Sex Ed School, to talk about raising sex positive... more

21 Nov 2019 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
Toxic Shock Syndrome with Sharra Vostral

Today on the show I'm talking to Sharra Vostral, associate professor of history in the College of Liberal Arts at... more

21 Nov 2019 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
Why healthcare needs a feminist revolution with Jennifer Block

Today I'm talking to Jennifer Block, author of Everything Below the Waist: Why Health Care Needs a Feminist Revolution.  This... more

07 Nov 2019 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
THE BEST OF HEAVY FLOW - The Fifth Vital Sign, The Pill & Informed Consent with Lisa Hendrickson-Jack

We’re replaying the Best of Heavy Flow while we’re on hiatus over the summer! Subscribe to Heavy Flow on your... more

06 Sep 2019 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
THE BEST OF HEAVY FLOW - MRKH + What makes a woman? with Tasha Jade

We’re replaying the Best of Heavy Flow while we’re on hiatus over the summer! Subscribe to Heavy Flow on your... more

29 Aug 2019 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
THE BEST OF HEAVY FLOW - It's Only Blood with Anna Dahlqvist

We’re replaying the Best of Heavy Flow while we’re on hiatus over the summer! Subscribe to Heavy Flow on your... more

22 Aug 2019 · 57 minutes
THE BEST OF HEAVY FLOW - Breaking the Curse of Menstruation with Guest Host Kathleen Shannon

We’re replaying the Best of Heavy Flow while we’re on hiatus over the summer! Subscribe to Heavy Flow on your... more

15 Aug 2019 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
THE BEST OF HEAVY FLOW - The Managed Body with Chris Bobel

We’re replaying the Best of Heavy Flow while we’re on hiatus over the summer! Subscribe to Heavy Flow on your... more

07 Aug 2019 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
THE BEST OF HEAVY FLOW - Body Literacy with Laura Wershler

We’re replaying the Best of Heavy Flow while we’re on hiatus over the summer! Subscribe to Heavy Flow on your... more

01 Aug 2019 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
REPLAY - Resisting the Female Lifestyle Empowerment Brand with Kelly Diels

We’re replaying the Best of Heavy Flow while we’re on hiatus over the summer! Subscribe to Heavy Flow on your... more

25 Jul 2019 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
REPLAY - Vaginal Steaming with Keli Garza

We're replaying the Best of Heavy Flow while we're on hiatus over the summer! Subscribe to our newsletter and hit... more

18 Jul 2019 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
REPLAY - Race, culture & reproductive health with Cindy Luquin

We're replaying the Best of Heavy Flow while we're on hiatus over the summer! Subscribe to our newsletter and hit... more

11 Jul 2019 · 1 hour,
REPLAY - Feminist Pregnancy & Childbirth with Angela Garbes

We're replaying the Best of Heavy Flow while we're on hiatus over the summer! Hit subscribe to get new episodes... more

04 Jul 2019 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Resisting and rethinking colonialist ideas about menstruation with Taq Bhandal

Today on the show I'm talking to Taq Bhandal, founder of IM With Periods, about resisting and reframing colonialist ideas... more

27 Jun 2019 · 45 minutes
Period Power with Maisie Hill

Today on the show I'm talking to Maisie Hill, author of Period Power all about harnessing the four seasons of... more

20 Jun 2019 · 56 minutes
Period Pain + Solutions with Nicole Glathe

Today on the show I'm talking to Dr. Nicole Glathe, co-founder of Elix (formerly #PeriodPainFree) and doctor of Chinese Medicine.... more

13 Jun 2019 · 1 hour,
Living a good, fat life with Amanda Scriver

Today on the show I'm talking to Amanda Scriver about body positivity, living a good fat life and wonky periods. ... more

06 Jun 2019 · 1 hour,
Living With Endo with Sher Castellano

Today on the show I'm talking to Sher Castellano, plant-based chef and former health coach behind the award-winning blog With... more

30 May 2019 · 56 minutes
Post Birth Control Syndrome with Dr. Jolene Brighten

This week on the show I'm talking to Dr. Jolene Brighten about how hormonal birth control can disrupt your health... more

24 May 2019 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
Trauma and Your Menstrual Cycle with De'Nicea Hilton

Today on the show I'm talking to De'Nicea Hilton, Holistic Period & Fertility Strategist and Doctor of Oriental Medicine certified... more

09 May 2019 · 44 minutes
Period taboo in the black community, reusable menstrual products and all our favourite conspiracy theories with A. Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez

Today on the show I'm talking to A. Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez, a writer, speaker, and activist who is passionate about health,... more

02 May 2019 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
#freeperiodscotland with Victoria Heaney

Today on the show I'm talking to Victoria Heaney, founder of the #freeperiodscotland campaign. We discuss Victoria's campaign, Scotland's progressive... more

18 Apr 2019 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Sports, fitness & your period with Ayesha Rollinson

Today on the show I'm talking to Ayesha Rollinson, founder of Team Atomica, about all things sport and menstruation! Ayesha... more

11 Apr 2019 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Intuitive Eating and PCOS with Julie Duffy Dillon

Today on the show I'm talking to Julie Duffy Dillon, a fast-positive registered dietician specializing in PCOS and host of... more

04 Apr 2019 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
Question Period: What is a period?

Today on Question Period, we're going back to basics and answering one of the most common questions we get: what... more

01 Apr 2019 · 10 minutes
Mindset, creating your own life and breast cancer with Leisse Wilcox

Today on the show I'm talking to Leisse Wilcox, professional human and real-life adult. Leisse and I discuss mindset and... more

28 Mar 2019 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Question Period: What is the best menstrual product for teens?

Today on Question Period, what are the best menstrual products for teens? Can teens use menstrual cups? Full Shownotes... more

25 Mar 2019 · 12 minutes
Postpartum Depression with Amanda Munday

Today on the show I'm talking to Amanda Munday, author of Day Nine: A postpartum depression memoir.  CW: Postpartum depression,... more

21 Mar 2019 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Question Period: Is my period pain normal?

Today on Question Period, how to know if your period pain is "normal." Use code HEAVYFLOW for 15% off The Endo Toolkit registration when... more

18 Mar 2019 · 15 minutes
Ending Gender Based Violence with Teri Yuan

Today on the show I'm talking with Teri Yuan, host of the en(gender)ed podcast and advocate for survivors of gender-based... more

14 Mar 2019 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
Question Period: How can I manage my endo naturally?

If you're suffering from endometriosis, are there ways that you can naturally manage your symptoms? Jessica Murnane, founder of Know... more

13 Mar 2019 · 17 minutes
Feminist Pregnancy & Childbirth with Angela Garbes

Today I'm speaking with Angela Garbes, journalist and author of Like a Mother: A Feminist Journey Through the Science and... more

07 Mar 2019 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Breaking the Curse of Menstruation with Guest Host Kathleen Shannon

Today on the show Kathleen Shannon, co-founder of Braid Creative and Being Boss Podcast co-host, takes the reigns to interview... more

28 Feb 2019 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
The Managed Body with Chris Bobel

Today on the show I'm talking to Chris Bobel, author of New Blood: Third-Wave Feminism and the Politics of Menstruation... more

21 Feb 2019 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
Episode 56 - Body Literacy with Laura Wershler

Today on the show I'm talking to Laura Wershler, sexual and reproductive health advocate, about body literacy: what is it, why... more

14 Feb 2019 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Race, culture & reproductive health with Cindy Luquin

Today on the show I'm talking to Cindy Luquin, reproductive justice activist and fertility coach, about the intersection of race, culture... more

07 Feb 2019 · 1 hour,
Alcohol Culture & Sober Living with Alana Nugent

Today on the show I'm talking to Alana Nugent, Marketing Director of bebo mia inc., all about sobriety and alcohol culture.... more

31 Jan 2019 · 1 hour, 28 minutes
Question Period: Do you need to get your period on birth control?

Today on Question Period, do you need to get your period while you're taking hormonal birth control?  Full Shownotes... more

28 Jan 2019 · 9 minutes
The Fifth Vital Sign, The Pill & Informed Consent with Lisa Hendrickson-Jack

Today I'm joined by Lisa Hendrickson-Jack, certified Fertility Awareness Educator and Holistic Reproductive Health Practitioner. Lisa and I talk about her... more

24 Jan 2019 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
Question Period: Can I make my period lighter or shorter?

Today on Question Period a listener asks for tips to shorten a long, heavy period. Full Shownotes Register for... more

21 Jan 2019 · 10 minutes
THE CHANGE: Perimenopause and Menopause with Shirley Weir

Today I'm talking to Shirley Weir, founder of MenopauseChicks.com, all about THE CHANGE! Shirley and I talk about what perimenopause... more

17 Jan 2019 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Question Period: How to have mess-free period sex

Today on Question Period, we're talking about how to contain the mess when you're having period sex. Full Shownotes... more

15 Jan 2019 · 11 minutes
Resisting the Female Lifestyle Empowerment Brand with Kelly Diels

Today I'm talking to Kelly Diels, a writer and feminist marketing consultant about the Female Lifestyle Empowerment Brand. We're taking... more

10 Jan 2019 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Question Period: Can I have sex on my period?

Today on Question Period, we're talking about period sex and answering the age-old question, is it okay to have sex... more

07 Jan 2019 · 7 minutes
REPLAY - Body Literacy & DIY Gynaecology as an Act of Resistance with Vienna Farlow

We’re replaying the Best of Heavy Flow while we’re on hiatus over the holidays! Subscribe to Heavy Flow on your... more

03 Jan 2019 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
REPLAY - Can you get pregnant on your period?

We’re replaying the Best of Heavy Flow while we’re on hiatus over the holidays! Subscribe to Heavy Flow on your... more

31 Dec 2018 · 13 minutes
REPLAY - Womb Wellness with Clare Kenty

We’re replaying the Best of Heavy Flow while we’re on hiatus over the holidays! Subscribe to Heavy Flow on your... more

27 Dec 2018 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
REPLAY - What are the best menstrual products to use?

We’re replaying the Best of Heavy Flow while we’re on hiatus over the holidays! Subscribe to Heavy Flow on your... more

24 Dec 2018 · 16 minutes
REPLAY - Fat, feminist fertility with Nicola Salmon

We’re replaying the Best of Heavy Flow while we’re on hiatus over the holidays! Subscribe to Heavy Flow on your... more

20 Dec 2018 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
REPLAY - Question Period: WTF are adaptogens?

We’re replaying the Best of Heavy Flow while we’re on hiatus over the holidays! Subscribe to Heavy Flow on your... more

17 Dec 2018 · 27 minutes
It's Only Blood with Anna Dahlqvist

This week I'm talking to Anna Dahlqvist, journalist and author of It's Only Blood. We discuss the history of menstrual shame,... more

13 Dec 2018 · 56 minutes
Mapping the menstrualome with Ridhi Tariyal

This week I'm talking to Ridhi Tariyal, CEO & Co-founder of Nextgen Jane. We discuss how Ridhi's experience managing her... more

06 Dec 2018 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
Investing in Menstrual Equity with Jonathan Hera

This week on the podcast I'm speaking with Jonathan Hera, founder and Managing Partner of Marigold Capital. We are discussing... more

29 Nov 2018 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
Reproductive Health in the Workplace with Clare Knox

This week I'm talking to Clare Knox, founder of See Her Thrive. Clare and I discuss her experience with PMDD... more

22 Nov 2018 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Question Period: What does it mean to be a feminist nutritionist?

This week on Question Period I'm talking about why I added "feminist" to my job title and what it means... more

20 Nov 2018 · 15 minutes
Birth Work is Feminist Work with Bianca Sprague

This week I'm talking to Bianca Sprague, co-founder and CEO of bebo mia inc. We discuss why birth work is... more

15 Nov 2018 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Question Period: Do menstrual products expire?

This week a listener asks if menstrual products expire. We discuss the shelf-life of disposable pads and tampons, as well... more

12 Nov 2018 · 8 minutes
Vaginal Steaming with Keli Garza

This week I'm talking to Keli Garza, the owner of Steamy Chick, all about vaginal steaming. We discuss how Keli... more

08 Nov 2018 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Visual representations of menstruation & the history of sanitary bins with Camilla Mørk Røstvik

This week I'm talking to Dr Camilla Mørk Røstvik, a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in the School of Art History at... more

01 Nov 2018 · 49 minutes
Question Period: How can I induce menstruation?

The Cuntsultant Vienna Farlow joins me to answer a listener question about inducing menstruation to avoid having their period on... more

29 Oct 2018 · 20 minutes
Acupuncture + TCM for Reproductive Wellness with Tanya Smith

This week I'm talking to Tanya Smith, Acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medicine Practioner. We discuss how menstruation has been used... more

25 Oct 2018 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Question Period: What are my favourite menstruation books?

This week on Question Period I'm sharing my favourite books about menstruation from the practical to the poetic to the... more

22 Oct 2018 · 10 minutes
Episode 42: #periodpositive with Chella Quint

This week I'm talking to Chella Quint, a comedian, artist, writer, teacher and founder of #periodpositive. Chella and I discuss... more

18 Oct 2018 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
Question Period: Why Don't You Just Give Out Cups?

When it comes to ending period poverty, a common question is "why don't you just give out menstrual cups?" Jana... more

15 Oct 2018 · 12 minutes
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Question Period: Why Don't You Just Give Out Cups?
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When it comes to ending period poverty, a common question is "why don't you just give out menstrual cups?" Jana Girdauskas, the... more