Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 103 - Mindy Abovitz Monk

Publisher and Founder of Tom Tom Magazine and Co-Creator of the “Hit Like a Girl” series Mindy Abovitz Monk talks about the beginnings of the magazine (01:40), how she schedules content and discusses her new podcast The Beat and The Pulse (13:30), “The Oral History of Female Drummers” Installations (19:00), breaking free from the traditional women’s place in percussion (30:40), the intersection of feminism and drumming (38:10), growing up in Florida and getting a late start to drumming (48:50), and managing through the Random Ass Questions (01:10:30).

Finishing with a Rave on BlackkKlansman (01:23:55).


Tom Tom Magazine

The Beat and the Pulse

The Oral History of Female Drummers

Cindy Blackman Santana

Neil Peart

John Bonham

Evelyn Glennie

Kimberly Thompson

Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls

Andre Torres

Fred Armisen

Janet Weiss

The Random Stars

Bulletproof Stockings

Bikini Kill

Riot grrrl

Gloria Steinem

Joan Didion

Good to Great - Jim Collins

Dan Harris

Malcolm Gladwell

Modern Drummer

What Happened, Miss Simone? trailer

Marley trailer

The Breadcrumb Trail trailer

From Motown to Off The Wall trailer

20 Feet From Stardom trailer

Get Out trailer

Moonlight trailer

Boys Don't Cry trailer

The Passion of the Christ trailer

"Bodak Yellow" - Cardi B

Fifty Shades of Grey

The Hunger Games

"Billie Jean" - Michael Jackson

Note to Self podcast

Serial podcast

StartUp podcast


BlackkKlansman trailer