PERIOD Podcast

PERIOD is a podcast where we explore anything and everything to do with the menstrual cycle, most especially the bloody bits. I’m your host, Kate Clancy, an anthropologist and scientist who studies periods.
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Dec 22, 2017

Liz and Kate chat about pelvic prolapse, and Kate interviews the amazing Julie Wiebe, a pelvic floor therapist who pioneered the "pelvic floor piston" method of breathing. Check out the show notes at

Dec 15, 2017

Dr. Claudia Valeggia of Yale University joins me for a wonderful conversation about biological and cultural variation in the experience of the postpartum period. Check out the show notes at

Dec 8, 2017

Join me in a conversation with Maysa Haque, masters student at the University of Regina, as she shares her research into the wide variability of experience Canadian Muslim women have about their periods. For more see

Dec 1, 2017

We learn about periods through history, and those moments when corporate interests, scientific knowledge, and women's lives align. Guest is historian Dr. Lara Friedenfelds. Head to the show notes for more, at

Nov 17, 2017

Eating Psychology Coach Lu Uhrich teaches me a thing or two about body image, nourishing yourself, and how to get back your period. Check out for the full show notes.

Nov 10, 2017

We learn about the female athlete triad, and how menstrual disturbances have more to do with not eating enough and adhering to cultural conceptions of beauty than overexercising. See for full show notes.

Nov 3, 2017

Liz Lerner, Kate's sister, hosts the first episode of season 2. Liz interviews Kate and learns the moment she learned where babies come from, and the times she thought she had gotten her period but didn't.

Oct 24, 2017

We are so excited to share the next season with you! Hear about some of our upcoming episodes and our new sponsor!