Grrl on Grrl Podcast is a bi-weekly music & interview show featuring women and gender nonconforming musicians. Listeners get to enjoy good convo, insights into the creative mind and community, and some great tunes picked by the guests themselves!
What is “gender nonconforming”?
Gender nonconforming is an umbrella term used for people who do not identify with the sex they were assigned at birth and who may or may not present in stereotypical gendered ways. For brevity, I also include transgender folks into this umbrella.
Several gender identities fall under this umbrella term: genderqueer, genderfluid, nonbinary, agender, and more.
Not everybody interviewed or featured on this show is open about or “out” with their gender identity, so please be respectful, and please don’t make assumptions.
What makes this music podcast different?
Sharing, supporting, and having a voice are the three most important aspects to building a community, and that’s what I want to showcase.
I love supporting musicians, especially women musicians who often don’t have a voice in this still male-dominated industry. I wanted to show the (male) world that we’re all around… you just have to open your eyes! Plus, I wanted to listen to new music that I might not have heard otherwise.
Who’s behind the podcast?
I’m your host, June Owatari, a musician and freelance writer. I’ve performed in San Diego band Mariel, have my own solo project Raymond the Sparrow, and have been published in Edible San Diego, PASTE Magazine, and others.
Under the Wait Think Fast moniker, Greg Guiliano provides the cold, hard cash to host the podcast. We’ve been friends since our improv days in high school, and we’ve continued to bounce ideas and critiques for our scripts, stories, and fledgling creative ideas for the past decade. In Chicago, he immersed himself in the theatre scene. He was co-creator of cult comedy The Telethon, performed for Neo Futurists and Blewt! Productions, and read for The Paper Machete.
Joining me more recently is Gary Hankins, lead weirdo of The Summer Knowledge. Not only has he helped with the production of the podcast, but his critiques has put some new ideas in motion for future episodes.
So here it is: Gary Hankins, the son of Nicolas Cage, star of blockbusters like Face/Off and The Wicker Man, left his previous life as trophy son to pursue his passion as a gravedigger in San Diego. Unfortunately, for continued access to his trust fund, he must break hearts, wear nice suits, and volunteer to deal with my stupid recording questions.
Do you want to get involved?
I’m always looking for more guests, so if you know a kickass musician, please throw me a tip or, hell, submit yourself! I promise I’ll respond within the week.