Episode 1 – CITY
Recorded with a live audience at Edinburgh International Book Festival on 17 August 2022.
What does a feminist city look like? Hannah and Caitlin invite performances on the theme of “city” from folk singer Karine Polwart, journalist and author Chitra Ramaswamy, and crime novelist Denise Mina. With short play by Sara Shaarawi, performed by Emilie Patry, Natalie Arle-Toyne and Helen Katamba.
Episode 2 – WILD
Recorded with a live audience at Jupiter Artland on 27 August 2022.
Wild? I’m absolutely livid! Hosts Hannah and Caitlin explore the theme of “wild” with musician Kathryn Joseph, nature writer Dr Amanda Thomson and performance poet and community arts worker Victoria McNulty. With a short play written by Rona Munro, pLubna Kerr, Kirstin Murray and Molly Innes.
Episode 3 – CHANGE
Recorded with a live audience at Traverse Theatre on 14 September 2022.
How do we root ourselves when the world around us is changing so much? Hannah and Caitlin welcome reflections on the theme of “change” from musician Hailey Beavis, writer and journalist Kirstin Innes and writer Louise Welsh. With a short play from Uma Nada Rajah,Nicole Cooper, Brian Ferguson, Linda McLaughlin and Saskia Ashdown .
Episode 4 – SUCCESS
Recorded with a live audience at on 12 October 2022.
When I think about success why are my first thoughts about failure? Hannah and Caitlin explore the theme of “success” with rap trio The Honey Farm, writer Arusa Qureshi and activist and writer Sara Sheridan. With a short play by Isla Cowan,Suzanne Magowan, Nalini Chetty and Shauna Macdonald.
Episode 5 – HOME
Featuring never before heard online recordings.
How do we feel at home when we find ourselves without a place to live? In the final episode of season one, Hannah and Caitlin invite reflections on “home” from folk musician Jenn Butterworth, writer Kerry Hudson and poet Marjorie Lotfi. With a short play written and performed by Alyson Woodhouse and Tim Barrow.
Bonus episode – ROUNDTABLE
Recorded at Podcast Studio Glasgow
Hosts Hannah and Caitlin bring back guests from across the series for a deeper dive into some of the themes and ideas explored previously. Guests Arusa Qureshi, Denise Mina, Kirstin Innes and Victoria McNulty discuss topics such as women’s safety in the city, maternal rage, the embarrassment of success, solidarity and the lifelong search for belonging.
Alongside music, theatre, poetry and prose, Quines Cast features audio of discussions by women from across arts, academia, social care, health, campaigning and law. The discussion group was recorded at Jupiter Artland in July 2022 and included:
- Bee Asha
- Clementine E Burnley
- Lisa George
- Dr Carey Lunan
- Aman Uppal
- Talat Yaqoob
- Lesley Orr