Illinois Public Media launches ‘She Said’ podcast on Friday

Illinois NPR launches 'She Said' podcast on Friday

The She Said Project has enjoyed success on area stages but is now hitting the airwaves too with its debut on Illinois Public Media this Friday.

Episodes can be streamed directly from both the Illinois Public Media’s website and that of the She Said Project. Lillie Duncanson, director of broadcast operations at Illinois Public Media, said: “Public media is always striving to provide a platform for diverse voices and experiences to be heard, so when the She Said team approached us with the idea of creating a podcast featuring women from our community sharing their own personal stories and experiences on a variety of topics affecting women today, Illinois Public Media was eager to help make that happen.”

The podcast is hosted by Kerry Rossow, co-founder of The She Said Project, and national director Jenette Jurczyk, who told Central Illinois Buzz of the podcast project last month prior to the group’s show in Bloomington-Normal.

The Castle Theatre was packed on Sept. 27 and the group aims to launch “That’s What She Said” productions in more communities across the state and nationally. The project is dedicated to bringing women’s unique stories to a broader audience and is about raising women’s voices through the power of storytelling. The She Said Project launched five years ago in Champaign-Urbana, well before the #metoo movement took off.

The first season of the podcast will include 10 episodes in all – each airing on Friday. Illinois Public Media provided the studio space and audio engineering for the recording of the entire season and is hosting the launch of the podcast on their website. This first season features women who have appeared on stage during “That’s What She Said” events held in Champaign-Urbana.