We are Alicia and Lauren, the hosts of Deviant Women. Every fortnight we discuss a different ‘deviant’ woman from history, fiction, mythology and the contemporary world: those who aren’t afraid to break the rules, to subvert the system, to explore, to seek and to challenge the status quo.



Lauren Butterworth is a writer, editor, academic, podcaster, traveller and bicycle rider. Her fiction and essays have been published in Meanjin, Verity La, Midnight Echo, Transnational Literature and more. She is fascinated by the relationship between the body and the self, the depths of the unconscious, and how we construct visions of ourselves and the world. Mostly, she loves all things numinous and spooky, and witches and mediums are her favourite subjects for exploring how women have resisted and overcome limiting female archetypes.


Alicia CarterAlicia Carter is a writer, teacher, traveller, podcaster, cat lady, and Lego enthusiast. Her essays, short fiction and poetry have appeared in Westerly, Seizure, the Review of Australian Fiction, Double Dialogues, and Tiny Donkey, among others. She completed her PhD in depictions of monstrous femininity in fairy tale, myth, legend and folklore. Her fascination with the stories we tell about femininity drives her passion for co-hosting Deviant Women, as well as much of her creative work.


Deviant Women is a Lipp Media Podcast

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Listen to us on your favourite podcasting app: iTunes, Stitcher, Tunein, Spotify.

Thanks to:

Lipp Media

Dan Gregg – Executive Producer

India Hooi – Music

Brendan Davies – Sound and Editing

You can contact us at: deviantwomenpodcast@gmail.com

Or send us some good ole snail mail at: P.O. Box 318, Welland, SA, 5007, AUSTRALIA

Deviant Women is recorded and produced on the traditional land of the Kaurna People, and we pay respect to Elders past, present, and emerging.