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Legal Speak is a weekly podcast that makes sense of what's happening in the legal industry. Each episode tackles a subject that's worthy of a deep dive—from law firm profit hacks to Supreme Court showdowns to the most promising plays in legal tech. Hosted by Editor-in-Chief Zack Needles and Newsroom Innovation Director Vanessa Blum, Legal Speak offers straight talk from experts, plus an inside-the-newsroom perspective on market-shaping stories.

Jul 31, 2020

Feminist attorney Brenda Feigen, whose story is woven into the Hulu miniseries Mrs. America, joins Legal Speak co-host Vanessa Blum for a conversation about the campaign to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s. If you've watched the show, you'll remember Feigen, portrayed by actress Ari Graynor, from Episode 5, which focuses on a televised debate between Feigen and ERA opponent Phyllis Schafly. In this interview, Feigen shares her take on what the show gets right—and wrong—about the political moment, key leaders of the feminist movement, and her personal confrontations with Schlafly. Feigen's memoir 'Not One of the Boys: Living Life as a Feminist' has been released as an ebook.