Stories of leadership, persistence & achievement of TV women


Behind the Microphone



Friday, June 8, Cynthia brings Advanced TV Herstory to Indianapolis to be part of a Podcast Marathon of epic and pop proportions!

 Will we see you at Indy Pop Con? Stay tuned for more information or send us a note!

Will we see you at Indy Pop Con? Stay tuned for more information or send us a note!


The team at Advanced TV Herstory just got larger and stronger with the addition of Catherine Yang as creative director & producer of video content. Yang's role is guide and produce video engagement across social platforms, fusing the visual recognition of the TV environment with content listeners can experience with the podcast.

Catherine's can-do attitude, artistic eye and Millennial Feminist Urgency is simply striking. Stay tuned for fresh, visual insight into TV women and contextual storytelling of feminism and courage! - Cynthia Bemis Abrams



I am a public relations practitioner and leadership instructor. In the course of a few months, three things happened to me that caused me to say, "Hey, I can do a podcast about women in and of TV!"

  1. "Mom, Battlestar Galactica has a number of complex leadership threads going on in it. You should watch it."
  2. In advising my class of what professional attire was appropriate for their presentation, I swiftly pulled up Julia Sugarbaker's The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia speech that aired in October 1986. It was a 10 minute answer that wandered from shoulder pads and hair ton professional wear for women in their 20s & 30s. "These were working women we saw every week," I told the class. "Yes Designing Women and other shows definitely influenced workplace wardrobe decisions for young women in the 80s."
  3. "Mom, there's a podcast you should listen to about classic Hollywood. I think you'd like it."

Really, that's how it went down.

The rest is herstory!


So you think you got something to say? Some of the best segments come from smart guests who hold great knowledge of TV, TV women or feminism's role in social change and the media. Authors, professors and professionals who can connect the dots between what is experienced on TV and the human conditon - we want to her from you!

Cynthia is a crackerjack guest on other people's shows too. View or download her one-sheet (below).

Media inquiries are welcome at


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Cynthia Bemis Abrams


Public Relations & Leadership Consultant; Adjunct Professor, Former elected public servant

When she's not producing her own, Cynthia lists Worst Friends Forever, Let's Chat with Chris Revill and The Cutaways Podcast among her faves.

Activities & Affiliations

  • Cultural Studies Association, Member
  • Alliance for Women in Media, Member
  • YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago, Medical Advocate Volunteer
  • Mines Advisory Group, Washington, D.C., Board Member

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jen edds, Audio engineer

Jen's mission is "to help the do-gooders of the world make a profound impact by putting them in the ears, heads, and hearts of new audiences with podcasts and other audio content."

Professional sound design and production sound mixing, performer and music creator.

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1st Gen Latina from New York City, marketing analytic data expert, amateur photographer, afflicted with wanderlust, podcaster of You Wanna Do What?


Catherine Yang, creative director & producer of video content

A Chicago-based New Yorker and graduate of Northwestern University's School of Communication as well as a composer and music producer.