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Lena Dunham launching female-centered podcast

Actress Lena Dunham has signed on to host a new "feminist variety hour" podcast through BuzzFeed.com.

The Girls creator is collaborating with bosses at the popular news website for an audio program called Women of the Hour, which will feature topics including friendship, productivity, sex, dating and activism.


Lena announced her new project on Instagram.com in conjunction with the release of the paperback version of her best-selling memoir, Not That Kind of Girl, and the podcast is meant to serve as a continuation of the topics she covers in her tome.


"To further explore some of the themes therein I created a podcast with @buzzfeed and the all lady #PodSquad!," she wrote. "Women of the Hour is a modern variety show about gender, sexuality and feminism - please check out the promo and subscribe to hear many women I love talk about things that matter."


Lena has already lined up a slew of stars for her five-episode podcast series, including conversations with Emma Stone, Girls co-star Jemima Kirke, author Zadie Smith and transgender rights activist Janet Mock.


The first episode of Women of the Hour will be released on 5 November (15).


Lena recently launched another feminist project, Lenny, a lifestyle and women's issues online newsletter.