Persistent and Nasty

The Persistent and Nasty podcast is a series of interviews and informal discussions with inspiring women and other marginalised voices in theatre, film and beyond. From actors to activists, famous faces and grassroots heroines, we aim to amplify these voices and invite the world to Stay Nasty. Persistent and Nasty has been broadcasting since summer 2019 and is Scotland’s first and most prolific feminist podcast. It is listened to by audiences in over 50 countries around the world and has released over 150 episodes.


This podcast is released fortnightly.

About your hosts

Elaine Stirrat

Elaine is an actor, writer, facilitator, podcaster and has begun dipping her toe into directing. Elaine’s backgound is theatre but she has always had a passion for stories told in all mediums. “Everyone should be able to see/hear themselves on stage, screen, or in art. It’s how we all know we’re connected and that everyone’s story is important. You matter”

Louise Oliver

Louise is an actor, writer and producer based in Glasgow. She has a Masters in Theatre Studies from the University of Glasgow and trained as an actor at the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts. She is currently the producer for the Paisley Book Festival, OneRen Arts + Culture and Bar Italia Films. You can find out more about her work at her website.