Ladies Knight Podcast Debuts with Shahade & Botez

Podcast (ladies-knight): Play in new window | Download | Subscribe by Email  Jennifer Shahade, Two-time US Women's Chess Champion, CLO editor and vocal advocate for women in chess, has debuted a new monthly podcast, Ladies Knight, featuring conversations with prominent female members of our community. Listen to the first episode above or subscribe on Itunes here and on Android here.  In her first pod, Jennifer Shahade interviews popular streamer and five-time Canadian Girls Champion Alexandra Botez. Alexandra is also the CEO of Fame Game and a commentator for the PRO Chess League. Jen and Alexandra talk about bullet chess, building a successful twitch channel, and how to tackle trolls.

The podcast features music by the artist Juga, who went viral when her song, Oh Capablanca, dropped in the Fall of 2018. You can find more about Juga on
Juga at the 2018 Olympiad, Photo Alina L'Ami
The podcast name was originally inspired by the 2015 show Ladies' Knight: A Female Perspective on Chess at the World Chess Hall of Fame. Podcast theme art designed by Frankie Butler based on a photo by David Llada.

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Jennifer reversed roles from this interview with Alexandra Botez, at the 2018 PRO Chess League finals in San Francisco, Photo IM Eric Rosen