Aack Cast by Jamie Loftus

Aack Cast by Jamie Loftus

iHeartRadio

Society & Culture

8 episodes

Aack! Cathy, the iconic and much-maligned comic strip by Cathy Guisewite, chronicled the day-to-day tribulations of its titular working woman for 35 years, met with equal praise and derision. In this podcast, Jamie Loftus (Lolita Podcast, My Year in Mensa) weaves between reporting and fiction, putting a cruelly treated cartoon everywoman in context.


  • 26 JUL 2021
    Minisode: Take the "Show Your Mom What a Podcast Is" Challenge
    6m 24s

    In this minisode, Grammy award-winning electronic music producer Jamie Loftus shares a Pulitzer Prize-winning song teaching your mom how to access a podcast. Aack Cast will be back next week to kick off the second half of our series! Learn...

  • 21 JUL 2021
    Aackt 4: The Pages Around Cathy, Part 2
    44m 0s

    In part two of Jamie's exploration into who shared the American funny pages with Cathy Guisewite, we take a look at the artists chronicling the experiences of the boomer and Gen X crowd day to day along with her -- Gary Trudeau of Doonesbur...

  • 19 JUL 2021
    Aackt 4: The Pages Around Cathy, Part 1
    48m 52s

    Cathy Guisewite is often hailed as one of the only women in comic strips, but that's far from the truth -- this week, we uncover her frequently overlooked predecessors going back to the flapper age, and the underground scene that developed...

  • 12 JUL 2021
    Aackt 3: Cathy and American Feminist Backlash
    1h 11m 42s

    This week, Jamie takes a look at it where Cathy falls in the history of American feminism — and take a look at how the feminist movement has progressed, regressed, and gatekept. Why are feminists frustrated with Cathy?  Learn more about yo...

  • 07 JUL 2021
    Aackt 2 Part 2: Who is Cathy Guisewite?
    42m 23s

    Today, we hear what happened to Cathy at the height of the comic’s popularity in the late 1980s until now. Cathy Guisewite tells Jamie all! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • 05 JUL 2021
    Aackt 2: Who is Cathy Guisewite?
    52m 58s

    For an author constantly conflated with her most famous creation, would the real Cathy Guisewite please stand up? In this two-part interview, Jamie and Cathy talk about what the journey from unknown diarist to world-famous aack connoisseur...

  • 28 JUN 2021
    Aackt 1: Cathy Comics, Revisited
    1h 9m 46s

    Allow me to be the first to advise you: Cathy comics are good as hell — but it’s complicated. Today, Jamie takes a look at what exactly happens in the 34 years of Cathy lore, and it’s way more than you think. Learn more about your ad-choic...

  • 21 JUN 2021
    Introducing Aack Cast by Jamie Loftus
    3m 2s

    Aack! Cathy, the iconic and much-maligned comic strip by Cathy Guisewite, chronicled the day-to-day tribulations of its titular working woman for 35 years, met with equal praise and derision. In this podcast, Jamie Loftus (Lolita Podcast, M...