Photo by Claire Rice

Photo by Claire Rice

It’s time to talk about the good, the bad, and the bloody.

Vicious Cycle is a podcast hosted by three Bay Area bleeders who decided it was time to demystify, bitch about, and laugh at periods. Hosted by Kate Elston, Meg Hayes and Meg Trowbridge, they cover all things menstruation and cycles:

  • First periods

  • Period sex

  • Tampons & menstrual cups

  • Endometriosis (spoiler: it sucks)

  • Birth control

  • …and smells. (Yeah. Smells.)

Also featuring calls from devoted blisteners (bleeding listeners – you get it) and interviews with comedians, activists and experts, each episode feels like you’re sitting in a room with your besties talking about something that happens to 50% of the world’s population.

Photo by Claire Rice

Photo by Claire Rice

Photo by Claire Rice

Photo by Claire Rice

Photo by Claire Rice

Photo by Claire Rice

Kate Elston

Kate is a journalist, producer, editor, and self-proclaimed worst singer out of the three hosts. (But she tries hard). You might know her from the political comedy show Newsbroke, where she was Lead Producer, Hillary impersonator and occasional recorder accompanist. She’s a longtime improv performer with The Ballroom and sketch comedy writer/director/instructor with Killing My Lobster. Her favorite things are dogs, eating dim sum and walking aimlessly around San Francisco. One day, she will be really good at harmonizing. kateelston.com

 

Meg Hayes

Meg is a public school teacher and comedian in San Francisco. She and Kate practice harmonizing when Meg T. isn’t around so as not to offend her. You have seen her in the web series The Cost of Living, various video sketches, and writing and performing for Killing My Lobster. She is also a founding member of the Bay Area improv team The Ballroom. You can catch her listening to OPP’s (other people’s podcasts) while doing various mundane activities. 

 

Meg Trowbridge

Meg is a copywriter by day and a playwright, singer and comedian by night. As a classically trained singer, she enjoys giving her co-hosts an inferiority complex about their harmonies. She performs regularly with her improv team The Ballroom and her comedy band Claptrap. She writes and directs with San Francisco’s premiere sketch company Killing My Lobster, and has had productions and readings of her plays in San Francisco, Dublin, and St. Petersburg.