Island of Discarded Women

Sue Scott

Mixing radio theater satire, original songs and inspiring conversations with women who share their personal stories, Island of Discarded Women delves into what it takes for us to reawaken our power after feeling tossed aside, swept under the rug or deleted.

All Episodes

We are live again! Guest Betty Folliard, founder of ERAMN, enlightens us on her tireless fight for equal rights for women. Brittany Delaney delivers a stirring poem about Justice. Zippy Laske asks us to make peace with our shadows. Musical guest Nora Montanez Patterson performs her original tribute to the activist Dolores Huerta from the... The post Ep. 19 LIVE AGAIN! – with guest Betty Folliard appeared first on Island of Discarded Women podcast.

Oct 30

1 hr 8 min

We are remembering, honoring and paying attention.  Jearlyn Steele, shares family joys and tragedies and ultimately decides to keep on singing. Candace Barrett Birk remembers the father she never knew. And Sue wonders about the racial history we didn’t learn in the 5th grade. Plus, a shout out to our newest graduate, Dae Yang! EPISODE... The post Ep. 18 Remembering – with special guest Jearlyn Steele appeared first on Island of Discarded Women podcast.

Jun 14

58 min 20 sec

Jennifer had stayed silent for decades, but when she finally revealed to her family that she had been sexually abused as a child by a family member, she was silenced all over again. She shares her ongoing journey towards breaking the silence. Plus, Holly, a licensed psychologist, provides insight into child sexual abuse within the... The post Ep. 17 Healing the Silence – with special guest Jennifer, a survivor appeared first on Island of Discarded Women podcast.

Apr 5

1 hr 4 min

Searching for Grace, Hope and Gratitude during these unsettling times. Sue talks with 3 women of faith. Regina delivers a powerful poem by Brittany Delaney, Shanan mourns virtually and Miri, the Lava Lamp, masks up! EPISODE DETAILS Island of Discarded Women Episode #16 was directed and produced by Sue Scott Written by Brittany Delaney, Shanan... The post Ep. 16 Grace – with Pastor Ingrid Rasmussen, Rabbi Shosh Dworsky & Sister Jane McDonald appeared first on Island of Discarded Women podcast.

Jan 31

1 hr 5 min

Just in time for the Georgia Runoff Elections!  This very timely excerpt from Ep. 5 was recorded LIVE from Minneapolis in August 2019. To support the Georgia runoff effort, please go to fairfight.com, the incredible organization founded by rock star, Stacey Abrams! BONUS DETAILS “Dear Mitch” was written and performed by Sue Scott Song written... The post Bonus: “Dear Mitch” A Relevant Replay for the Runoff! appeared first on Island of Discarded Women podcast.

Dec 2020

6 min 51 sec

Celebrating women speaking out! Shanan takes a train to an inauguration. Brittany wonders if she can be a Ruth. Dawn does the 19th Amendment. Sue votes from her heart. Special guest, History Professor Duchess Harris, fills in the blanks and R&B singer Kelley Hunt gets us on our feet! EPISODE DETAILS Island of Discarded Women... The post Ep. 15 Stand Up – with Guest Duchess Harris appeared first on Island of Discarded Women podcast.

Oct 2020

45 min 51 sec

EPISODE DETAILS Three conversations with three strong Black women. All in the arts. All with insightful personal stories to share. Plus, Sue and Zippy deliver an ode to a woman we all know and maybe wish we didn’t. Island of Discarded Women Episode #14 was directed and produced by Sue Scott Written by Sue Scott... The post Ep. 14 Insight – with Regina Marie Williams, Isabell Monk O’Connor & Kelli Foster Warder appeared first on Island of Discarded Women podcast.

Aug 2020

56 min 41 sec

EPISODE DETAILS In our second “from home” episode, we reflect and react to the murder of George Floyd and the ongoing pandemic.  Dae talks about “living while Asian” in this time of COVID. Shanan lets us know that the Anger Hut has reopened, sort of. Regina, brings a searing Nina Simone song to life.  New... The post Ep. 13 Listening – with Guest Sarah Lynne RN appeared first on Island of Discarded Women podcast.

Jun 2020

37 min 40 sec

EPISODE DETAILS In our first episode from home, we attempt an Island Zoom. Mo unearths an historical reference. Shanan shares her diary. Nancy visits her brave dentist. Sue wonders What If. Zippy’s song, “Holding Onto Faith,” soothes our souls. And our special guests are a mother and son. One is no longer with us. The... The post Ep. 12 Who’s Zooming Whom? – In Quarantine – with Guests Fran & Drew Jansen appeared first on Island of Discarded Women podcast.

Apr 2020

49 min 18 sec

EPISODE DETAILS Before we were “flattening the curve,” we were LIVE for International Women’s Day! Silvia shares her story of immigrating from Guatemala. Sue wonders when it will be the RIGHT time for a woman president. Dae relives a heart racing simulation of fleeing Laos. Special guest, Amy Matthews rebuilds your home and rebuilds her... The post Ep. 11 International Women’s Day – LIVE – with Guest Amy Matthews appeared first on Island of Discarded Women podcast.

Mar 2020

1 hr 7 min

EPISODE DETAILS LIVE! Opening night in our NEW home, Crooners Supper Club! Lorna Landvik joins the Islanders and finds out that confidence is a muscle that needs flexing. Sue honors Mary Engelbreit’s courage. Zippy learns to say NO in “Straight from the Heart.” And special guest, Nekima Levy Armstrong shares her journey from South-Central LA,... The post Ep. 10 Confidence – LIVE – with Guest Nekima Levy Armstrong appeared first on Island of Discarded Women podcast.

Feb 2020

1 hr 7 min

EPISODE DETAILS LIVE! Our special guest, transgender trailblazer, Susan Kimberly, shares her very personal story. We hear a piece from her new play. The cast examines their faith. And a visitor washes up.  Island of Discarded Women Episode #9 was directed and produced by Sue Scott Cast: Dae Yang, Nancy Bagshaw Reasoner, Silvia Pontaza and... The post Ep. 9 Faith -LIVE- with Guest Susan Kimberly appeared first on Island of Discarded Women podcast.

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Jan 2020

1 hr 2 min

EPISODE DETAILS LIVE! The puppets crash the climate party. Nancy dreams of a Dr. Kildare shirt. Dae notes that strings are attached. Sue gets wrapped up in parody. Simone sings of diamonds and souls. And special guest Kim Insley talks sleeping in and moving on. Island of Discarded Women Episode #8 was directed and produced... The post Ep. 8 Strings Attached – LIVE – with Guest Kim Insley appeared first on Island of Discarded Women podcast.

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Dec 2019

54 min 59 sec

EPISODE DETAILS LIVE! The signs from the crowd get real. Shanan and Kate celebrate 16. Sue wonders if women ruled. Zippy sings about 2 things a girl should be. And funny author, Lorna Landvik, talks dreaming in full-blown characters and movie deals.  Island of Discarded Women Episode #7 was directed and produced by Sue Scott... The post Ep. 7 How Dare She – LIVE – with Guest Lorna Landvik appeared first on Island of Discarded Women podcast.

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Nov 2019

52 min 45 sec

EPISODE DETAILS LIVE! “End of the World” rehearsals begin. Sue honors the shoulders we’re standing on. The audience joins in and sounds off. Zippy sings about Boundless Rage. A tribute to Emma Lazarus. Nancy loves turning 70. AND special guest, Kevyn Burger, talks doing it all: TV, radio and print, with wit and grace. Island... The post Ep. 6 Boundless Rage – LIVE – with Guest Kevyn Burger appeared first on Island of Discarded Women podcast.

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Oct 2019

52 min 22 sec

EPISODE DETAILS LIVE from the Nord Social Hall! Shanan cancels her membership. Mo asks all to share stories of their female influencers. Sue and Zippy, make an appeal at the Open Mic to all the older white guys in power. AND special guest, Children’s book author and illustrator, Nancy Carlson, tells us how her husband’s... The post Ep. 5 Dear Mitch – LIVE – with Guest Nancy Carlson appeared first on Island of Discarded Women podcast.

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Sep 2019

53 min 48 sec

EPISODE DETAILS LIVE from the Nord Social Hall in Minneapolis! Paula Poundstone visits Sue in her dreams and tells her what to do. Mo “arrives” on the island to write a book and shares her story at the Open Mic. All write letters home. Zippy’s new song asks to “Trust Me.” Sue sits down with... The post Ep. 4 Trust Me – LIVE – with Guest Robin Hickman appeared first on Island of Discarded Women podcast.

Aug 2019

53 min 42 sec

Episode Details First of our monthly LIVE episodes at the NORD SOCIAL HALL in Minneapolis! Sue asks Miri about a Plan B, New wash up, Nancy, announces the auditions for her play, The End of the World, Dae shares a beautifully personal story and Zippy Laske follows with an original song. For the conversation, Sue... The post Ep. 3 Plan B – LIVE – with Guest Ann Kim appeared first on Island of Discarded Women podcast.

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Jul 2019

42 min 38 sec

Episode Details LIVE from the Twin Cities Women’s Expo! Sue pitches her podcast, visits the Anger Hut and sits down with her special guest, the explorer, Ann Bancroft! Island of Discarded Women Episode #2 was produced by Sue Scott  Written by Sue Scott, Shanan Custer and Laura Buchholz  Cast: Shanan Custer, Silvia Pontaza, Dexieng Yang, Candace Barrett... The post Ep. 2 The Pitch – LIVE – with Guest Ann Bancroft appeared first on Island of Discarded Women podcast.

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Jun 2019

43 min 11 sec

EPISODE DETAILS Veteran radio actor Sue Scott, having been “put out to pasture,” has just washed up on the island. Dazed and confused, she sets out on a mission to discover what this island is all about, why all these amazing women are here and ultimately, what’s next. Island of Discarded Women Pilot/Episode #1 was produced by Sue... The post Ep. 1 Washing Up – PILOT – with Guest Roxane Battle appeared first on Island of Discarded Women podcast.

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May 2019

24 min 10 sec

EPISODE DETAILS A quick spin through the island set up and then Sue sits down with Paula P. before her gig in St. Cloud, MN! This is just a taste of the conversation with Paula. The full conversation will be part of the forthcoming episode #3. This two Minute Trailer was produced by Sue Scott and... The post Trailer – with Guest Paula Poundstone appeared first on Island of Discarded Women podcast.

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Feb 2019

2 min 37 sec

Episode Details “Fly Away” written and performed for this podcast by Zippy Laske Audio Engineering and Final Mix by Egg Music Studios, Minneapolis The post Theme Song – for Island of Discarded Women appeared first on Island of Discarded Women podcast.

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Jan 2019

2 min 38 sec