Women at Warp is a biweekly podcast where four women talk about Star Trek, its representations of women, contributions of women behind the scenes, and other fun Trek topics.

Our Crew



Andi went through most of her adult life sadly unaware of the Star Trek universe until she launched @FirstTimeTrek, a Twitter account dedicated to live-tweeting her first impressions of Star Trek. Slowwwlllllyy.

Since then, she has appeared on array of Star Trek podcasts sharing her fresh perspective on the shenanigans of Starfleet, as well as recapping new Discovery episodes for the Women at Warp blog.

She lives in Chicago, devoting her time to drop-kicking the Patriarchy and cuddling Mary Cat and Jerry Cat.


Grace in front of a TNG mural

In middle school Grace Moore realized the only way to rebel against sex, drugs, and rock n roll was to talk about fictional space explorers on the internet. She’s been podcasting and blogging for a literal decade which is metaphorically how long she will rant about it. She has contributed as a writer to Mythcreants, Journey Planet, and the Women at Warp blog (natch).

Based out of Seattle she attended the Evergreen State College where she studied fine arts and literature. She’s a beast at karaoke and hates ants. Like a cave diver searching for meaning among a million indecipherable wall scribbles, you can explore her many many MANY pet interests on her twitter @bonecrusherjenk.


Jarrah in TOS science minidressJarrah Hodge fell in love with Star Trek watching TNG with her dad and older siblings. She blogs about feminism and women’s issues in Star Trek at trekkiefeminist.com.

She has spoken on women in Star Trek at Star Trek Las Vegas and Geek Girl Con and appeared on CTV television and podcasts like Subspace Transmissions, Trekabout and All Things Trek.

She lives in Ottawa, Canada with her cats Odo and Sandwiches. Find her on Twitter @jarrahpenguin.


Sue and Rod Roddenberry

Sue is a life-long Star Trek fan, and has been a member of the online fan community since the days of usenet. She was probably much too young to be on usenet…

She has a deep-abiding love of fandom history, and has written and spoken on the subject for various outlets.  She’s appeared on panels at Dragon Con, Star Trek Las Vegas, New York Comic Con, and The Paley Center for Media, among others.  Though Trek is her first love, Sue is also a member of The 501st Legion, The Rebel Legion, Empire Saber Guild, and the NYC Ghostbusters.

Between podcasts, Sue is occupied with the care and feeding of her cats Oswin, Catalina, and Tilly. Find her on Twitter @spaltor.

Comments Policy

Constructive, respectful discussion is welcome on our website. Women at Warp’s crew reserves the right to moderate all comments according to the following guidelines:
  • Comments involving sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist or otherwise hateful or discriminatory language; personal attacks; or disclosure of others’ personal private information will be deleted.
  • Comments or post deemed to be spam will be deleted.
  • Please try to keep it relevant.
  • Posts from new commenters or posts with more than two links will be automatically held for moderation. We will attempt to review and approve new comments on a daily basis.

To sum up, please just try to be respectful. The best discussion happens when people can put aside potential gut reactions to be dismissive or defensive and instead listen and approach new subjects and experiences with an open mind.

Advertising Guidelines

Women at Warp is made possible by support from our Patrons on Patreon. On occasion we accept limited paid advertising, in accordance with the following set of guidelines:

  • Any products or services we advertise must be compatible with the feminist values of our show (for example, we would not run ads for a weight-loss product or a service provider that excludes LGBTQIAP+ clients)
  • Preference will be given to advertisers that meet at least one of the following criteria:
    • The product or service is Star Trek or nerd culture-related;
    • At least one crew member has personal experience using their product or services and feels comfortable endorsing it;
    • The company, product, or service has a strong alignment with the feminist values of our show.
  • We will run no more than 60 seconds of advertising per episode.
  • Episodes in the Patreon stream will continue to be ad-free.

We also accept relevant offers of promotional products such as Star Trek books and merchandise for review purposes or giveaways to listeners.

Promotional inquiries can be submitted through our online contact form.

  11 comments for “About

  1. Emma
    March 23, 2015 at 11:39 am

    Hello lovely ladies! I absolutely LOVED your first episode, thank you! Is there a way I can subscribe or something so I won’t miss future episodes?

    • Jarrah (on behalf of the Crew)
      March 23, 2015 at 10:57 pm

      Hi Emma! Thanks so much for the nice note. We had a lot of questions about iTunes from people on our Facebook page and here is the answer:

      Question: Are you on iTunes?
      Answer: Not yet. We’re waiting until we’ve released about 6 episodes before submitting to the iTunes store. Why? Well, that gives us a better chance of getting picked up by iTunes as “New and Noteworthy” and that can help a lot. BUT! You can still subscribe using iTunes to make sure you don’t miss a thing. And it’s really easy! Here’s how:
      1. Open iTunes (obviously)
      2. Under the File menu, choose “Subscribe to podcast”
      3. Paste in http://womenatwarp.libsyn.com/rss
      4. Click OKAY, and it should start downloading.

      • PeterW
        March 27, 2015 at 3:17 am

        Verity Podcast tweeted about you, and I’m downloading the first episode now that I’ve found your RSS feed, since I use a different podcatcher. Especially while you’re not on iTunes, it would be helpful to have the link to the RSS somewhere prominent. I don’t know if you can stick it to your front page without altering the basic layout of your blog theme though.

        • admin
          March 27, 2015 at 12:51 pm

          Thanks for the suggestion Peter! I added a “subscribe” page with info on the RSS link and the iTunes plan, and linked in the page header so hopefully that makes it easier for folks to figure out.


  2. Karen (Jade Zulu on Twitter)
    March 24, 2015 at 2:03 am

    Andi, Grace, Jarrah, Sue:

    As a long time ST fan, I need to say that this is an idea that not only has great promise, but is long overdue! Really enjoyed the first podcast, and look forward to hearing many, many more. Scifi has (mistakenly) been treated as a male dominated genre with largely teenage boys for viewers. Its time our voices be heard from the female perspective.

    I first started watching Star Trek many years ago when TOS first aired. I was just a young girl, but I was instantly hooked! It wasn’t until many years later that I learned that ST:TOS was originally approved for production by none other than Lucille Ball/Desilu production. Obviously she was a woman way ahead of her time.

    Best of luck on this new endeavour!

  3. August 11, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    I can’t believe I’ve only just learned of your podcast. I’ve listened to the first few (going to catch up quickly- will then hate waiting:) oh well…All Good things….) It is what I’ve been looking for in all my Star Trek podcasting. Can I just copy Karen’s post.. she says it all for me!!
    Thanks and gotta go listen somemore!

  4. November 1, 2015 at 11:13 pm

    Hello my name is Maple and I am an avid fan of trek.fm and Women at Warp. I was wondering if there is a possibility of WaW maybe doing an episode dealing with depictions of Transgender people in Star trek. I know the lack of LGB characters have been discussed on other ST fan media, but not much focus has been focused on the T.
    There are tidbits here, such as Data’s line Troi & Riker’s wedding, several trans actors appearing in ST, the episode “The Outcast” (which I do think is a symbol of trans* rather then LGB themes), and various androgynous & multi gendered species. I believe Odo’s species, the changelings, can be seen as gender neutral if you look at it at the right way.
    I know it may be a hot button issue, but for a setting like Star Trek which espouses tolerance and diversity, I would think that some transgender issues would be explored.
    Anyway, this is just an idea for a future episode, love the podcast, keep up the good work.
    Thank you,
    – Maple

  5. Clarence Pettis
    February 22, 2016 at 11:53 am

    Greetings and Felicitations! Women at Warp:

    I just finished your episode on Amok Time. Thank you for this and all the interesting podcasts.

    Toward the end of the podcast you listed some Star Trek Vulcan Women. I thought of two that didn’t make the list.

    IMDB lists Vulcan Girl (uncredited) played by Theresa St. Clair in the episode “The Nagus”

    There is also a Vulcan woman named Sakonna played by Bertila Damas in the episode The Maquis: Part 1

    Peldar Joy, Women at Warp

  6. Tim
    May 11, 2016 at 11:26 pm

    I am not sure this is the right place to comment on individual podcasts but a couple of notes on your Past Tense podcast.

    1. The one portrayal of long term mental illness in 24th century I can think of is Tuvok in alternate universe “Endgame”. Notably Tuvok is showed as being in some type of Star Fleet/Federation hospital in long term institutionalization. I take note of this as some but not all advocates mental illness sufferers have historically opposed long term institutionalization however, in Star Trek 24th canon it apparently on some circumstances it is at least one outcome of 21st century Bell Riots. I will also note that Tuvok’s mental illness at least in part can be blamed on his “service” to Star Fleet and the Federation(Essentially Tuvok is a “disabled veteran”. Additionally as I am writing this I also forgot about the DS9 episode “Statistical Probilities” where Bashir tries to help 4 Humans who are in long term Federation institutionalization due to mental health impacts of their genetic modification. Again I not saying long term institutionalization is necessarily bad in all circumstances but it is controversial and yet it is part of 24th century Federation canon in both Voyager and DS9.

    **I have other issues with DS9 Statistical Probabilities as they relate to Past Tense but will leave them for another time.

    2. There seems to be little discussion of how humans achieved full employment in Star Trek Canon however, I will make note of the Voyager episode Workforce which swings completely in the opposition direction of Past Tense by organizing a 24th century society around the idea of a massive labor shortage. Implicitly this seems to be relatedly to energy production and perhaps could be seen as reflective of employment “booms” related to the oil and gas industry in places like North Dakota and Fort McMurray Canada or certain Australian mining boom cities.

  7. Imran Mirza
    December 11, 2018 at 1:12 pm

    Just checked Episode 97: Citizenship and Immigration in Star Trek and wow, I couldn’t stop listening. If there’s a possibility to get in touch with one of you about your episode, I’d greatly appreciated a discussion.

    Thank you,


  8. Zoe
    January 11, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    I came upon this podcast and website a few years ago when I was rewatching Voyager with my dad and two younger brothers.

    When we came upon the episode “Retrospect” I found myself feeling angry and betrayed at the end of the episode. Angry at how Seven was treated by Kovin and bretrayed by how the crew, in my opinion, did not stand by her. When I expressed these feelings to my dad and brothers they didn’t have the same strong feelings as me. So, like any millennial who wonders if anyone feels the same way about a TV show as them I turned to the internet. As my dad and brothers started the next episode I googled “feminist interpretations of VOY Retrospect”. This search lead me to Jarrah’s post about the episode where I found my own feelings about the episode validated. From this post I found my way to the Women at Warp blog and podcasts.

    Finding this podcast made me realize I was missing something in my Star Trek fandom – hearing other women talk about one of my favorite shows. My mom was never a Star Trek fan (the aliens in The Menagerie scared her when she was little) and none of my female friends love Star Trek quite as much as me. I love getting to here other women’s thoughts on Star Trek both because the give me support for some of my own criticisms of the show and challenge how some of my own privileges impact my viewing of Trek. But most of all I love that there is one more way I can get Trek in my life.

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