Petticoat Rule

Hosted ByErika June Christina Laing & Tara Molesworth

This is Petticoat Rule, a radio program dedicated to unraveling the mystery of creative productivity by examining the lives of women involved in the music industry. Each episode aims to develop an intimacy with the artist so as to illuminate her unique relationship with her creative spirit. We hope to inspire listeners to put in the work and unleash their unique inventive talents!

Here are our latest podcasts.

The Katie Simone Episode - FirstAngelMedia.com

Stunning vocalist Katie Simone joins Petticoat Rule to talk about her insane schedule as a full time working musician, splitting her time between original solo work, weekend cover gigs, weddings, coaching, and, of course, practicing… as well as a bit of fun thrown in at open stages and karaoke! She also wows us with her unbelievable ‘siren’ call, and explains her perspective on the differences in attitudes towards women between the original music and cover...

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The Dinosoul Episode - FirstAngelMedia.com

Transcendent duo Donny Donovan and Carolyn Hilliard join Petticoat Rule to talk about their spiritual journey crafting the sound of their dark-wave indie band, Dinosoul. We also hear about developing a relationship with management, their interest in promoting sober spaces for their shows, and the power of setting intention. SPOTIFY: The Dinosoul Playlist CREDITS: Intro/Outro Tunes created in collaborative segment with Donny, Carolyn, Erika, and Tara using a Korg Kaossilator Dynamic Phrase Synthesizer. This project...

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The Cindy Howes Episode - FirstAngelMedia.com

Radio host Cindy Howes from 91.3 WYEP stops by Petticoat Rule to talk about how she became an influential woman in broadcasting, the effects of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, and about the art of interviewing. We also hear about her best celebrity encounters (and near-encounters!), as well as her early days as an award winning member of her school’s Sheep Club! SPOTIFY: The Cindy Howes Playlist CREDITS: Intro/Outro Tunes created in collaborative segment with...

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The Chloe Wiecz Episode - FirstAngelMedia.com

Jazz singer-songwriter Chloe Wiecz joins Petticoat Rule to share a beautiful story about her emotional and spiritual journey through musicianship, and her extraordinary mentor experience with the late Geri Allen. She is also hilarious, as you will hear all about her hot dog sculptures, sick rhymes, and that one time she resourcefully used a stick in the mud for a pen. SPOTIFY: The Chloe Wiecz Playlist CREDITS: Intro/Outro Tunes created in collaborative segment with Chloe,...

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The Morgan Erina Episode - FirstAngelMedia.com

Singer-songwriter Morgan Erina joins Petticoat Rule to talk about the ups and downs of mental health issues and musicianship; her muses Sinead O’Connor, Delores O’Riordan, and Chester Bennington; and how she’s really an old-school romantic at heart. We also hear a brand new song, her first in a period of writer’s block, and she invites the listeners to help her name it. SPOTIFY: The Morgan Erina Playlist CREDITS: Intro/Outro Tunes created in collaborative segment with...

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The Casey Hanner Episode - FirstAngelMedia.com

Pop songwriter Casey Hanner from the Pittsburgh-based band Donora joins Petticoat Rule to talk about the experience of being on the Rostrum Records label, hearing her tunes in movie and TV placements, and being a new mom and releasing a new album at the same time. We also chat about her techniques for teaching vocals, her super cool robotic music summer camp class, and her interest in crafting country music. SPOTIFY: The Casey Hanner Playlist...

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The Blak Rapp MADUSA Episode - FirstAngelMedia.com

Hip-hop artivist Blak Rapp MADUSA joins Petticoat Rule explaining her music’s political themes against mass incarceration, white supremacy, and systemic racism, as well as giving insight into the challenges of life as a female hip-hop artist. She also shares her thought-provoking perspectives on spirituality, giving back, and unapologetic expression. :::CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO BLAK RAPP MADUSA’S MUSIC::: SPOTIFY: The Blak Rapp MADUSA Playlist CREDITS: Intro/Outro Tunes created in collaborative segment with Blak Rapp MADUSA,...

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The Abby Gross Episode - FirstAngelMedia.com

Saxophonist extraordinaire Abby Gross joins Petticoat Rule to share with us the ‘glamour’ of road life with soul-rock band The Commonheart as well as her passion for music education, and gives insight into what its like to write a song about something meaningful without using any lyrics. We also touch on the challenges of work-life balance as a professional musician on tour, and her long-term origins as a jazz player, embedded all the way back...

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The Avi Diamond Episode - FirstAngelMedia.com

Jazz singer Avi Diamond joins Petticoat Rule to reveal how the experience of getting a degree in music therapy has shaped her songwriting and her life. Along the way, she gives us insight into the process of professionally training as a vocal performer while demystifying the domain of music therapy, its purpose, its procedures, and how it can form powerful connections even with non-verbal individuals. SPOTIFY: The Avi Diamond Playlist CREDITS: Intro/Outro Tunes created in...

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The Slowdanger Episode - FirstAngelMedia.com

Classically trained dancer Anna Thompson of the unique dance-plus-electronica duo Slowdanger joins Petticoat Rule to share her journey of self-expression by developing musicianship to enhance her avant-garde dance movement. We also learn what the gender dynamics of the dance world are like, and about how she bucks the system while making body movement work accessible to everyone through her cross-platform performances as well as teaching. Don’t miss out on her specially curated Spotify playlist! SPOTIFY:...

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