Podcast

Stuff Mom Never Told You

Join hosts Anney and Samantha to listen to Stuff Mom Never Told You, continuing the conversation of what it is to identify as female through research-based discussion around feminism and how it impacts everyday life.

Episodes

  • Happy Hour #13: Macchu Pisco

    May 06 2021

    Anney and Samantha raise their glasses and discuss Macchu Pisco and tradition. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Feminist Movie Wednesday: The Original Star Wars Trilogy

    May 05 2021

    Happy Revenge of the Fifth! The Star Wars celebration continues with a Feminist Movie Wednesday look at the original trilogy. Anney and Samantha use their visual scanning to shine a light on the secret weapons of Star Wars, the women both fictional and behind the scenes who gave these movies life, heart and helped make them the cultural juggernauts that they are. You'll love it. We know. Pew pew! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Fictional Women Around the World: Dr. Aphra

    May 04 2021

    In honor of May the Fourth, Anney and Samantha dig into the chaotic, queer, morally ambiguous Star Wars answer to Indiana Jones, Dr. Aphra. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Monday Mini: Board Game Reviews

    May 03 2021

    Anney and Samantha take a trip down memory lane and reminisce on the sexist board games of their youths. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Stargazers, Part 2

    May 01 2021

    Today's lady astronomers are following a trail that was blazed by brilliant women centuries ago, but it hasn't always been easy-going. Cristen and Caroline examine the state of this fascinating STEM field and the women who are helping to map the sky in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Women and Environmental Activism

    Apr 30 2021

    When it comes to environmental activism, women have been integral throughout history. In belated honor of Earth Day, Anney and Samantha discuss the eco-gender gap and highlight examples of women who have led the way when it comes to protecting our planet and everyone that lives on it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Happy Hour #12: Vaccine, Vaccine, Vaccine, Vaccine!

    Apr 29 2021

    Anney and Samantha celebrate getting vaccinated and swap stories on their experiences, hopes and fears. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Women and ADHD with Unladylike

    Apr 28 2021

    Cristen and Caroline of the podcast Unladylike drop by to discuss girls, women and ADHD. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Women Around the World: Kristen Clarke

    Apr 27 2021

    Today we highlight the achievements and historic nomination of Kristen Clarke. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Monday Mini: Can a Woman be the Pope?

    Apr 26 2021

    Nope! Not right now, at least. Anney and Samntha dig into why that is, and cast their thoughts towards the future and into the past, when there may have been a woman who served as the Pope. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Stargazers, Part 1

    Apr 24 2021

    Women have been making critical contributions to the field of astronomy since ancient times, but once it became professionalized in the modern era, many women were shoved aside. In this classic episode, Cristen and Caroline look at astronomy's evolution and share the contributions of some of the stargazing pioneers. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • In the Weeds with Women in the Cannabis Industry

    Apr 23 2021

    Anney and Samantha delve into the history, legalization and decriminalization of cannabis in the US and highlight women in the industry. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Happy Hour #11: Ciserone Certified Women featuring Dovetail Brewing

    Apr 22 2021

    In this happy hour, Anney and Samantha discuss women and the Cicerone certification and standardized testing while sipping on beer from Dovetail Brewing. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Feminization of Self-Care

    Apr 21 2021

    What actually is self-care, why has it been gendered and why does it matter? Anney and Samantha dig into the ins and outs of self-care and the danger of gendering it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Women Around the World: Somaya Faruqi

    Apr 20 2021

    In this segment, we discuss Somaya Faruqi, the robotics team the Afghan Dreamers and the ventilator they created. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Monday Mini: Apologies to the Women of the 90s

    Apr 19 2021

    Oh 90s sexism, don't you know that you're toxic? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: A Scandalous History of Hollywood Gossip

    Apr 17 2021

    Celebrity studies PhD and new Buzzfeed features writer Anne Helen Petersen stops by the show to talk about the rise of Hollywood scandal, female stars, celebrity gossip and feminism in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Women in Modern Medicine

    Apr 16 2021

    Whether it's pioneering vaccines or new technologies, women have made a significant impact in the medical field and our lives at large. In this episode, we highlight some women doing amazing work in the modern medicine. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Happy Hour #10: Know It's So Pathetic

    Apr 15 2021

    You know when it's 3 am and you need to sleep but you stay up and text your friend instead? Yeah, it's that episode. Join us for another rendition of (Un)Happy Hour where discuss the insecurities that hang over a lot of women. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The State of Women and Online Harassment

    Apr 14 2021

    Online harassment is too often dismissed as something women just have to deal with. Bridget Todd stops by to bring us up to speed on the online harassment women and other marginalized folks face and how we can combat it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Women Around the World: Rigoberta Menchú Tum

    Apr 13 2021

    In this installment, we discuss Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchú Tum and her work for the indigenous people of Guatemala. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Monday Mini: Dungeons & Dragons & Women

    Apr 12 2021

    Two podcasters meet in a tavern...what the heck is Dungeons & Dragons anyway, and what is it like for women? Samantha has questions and Anney has answers. Roll for initiative! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Judy Blume Forever

    Apr 10 2021

    One of the most beloved and banned authors, Judy Blume wrote adolescence like no other. In this classic episode, Cristen and Caroline investigate how Judy Blume's real life intersected with her fictional books, censorship activism and feminism. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Updates: April 2021 Edition

    Apr 09 2021

    In this update, we cover a wide range of topics, from a record-breaking Grammy's for women, cancel culture, #MeToo, and politics. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Happy Hour #9: Free Will Brewing

    Apr 08 2021

    Take a relaxing break in your day for another happy hour where we discuss Free Will Brewing and women and beer. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Female Firsts: Ellen E. Armstrong

    Apr 07 2021

    Yves joins us to discuss the 'Mistress of Modern Magic', Ellen E. Armstrong, often considered the first African-American woman magician to run an independent touring magic show. Amazing alliteration abounds! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Women Around the World: Ntombesintu Mfunzi

    Apr 06 2021

    We spotlight ultrarunner and advocate Ntombesintu Mfunzi. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Monday Mini: Laws to Watch

    Apr 05 2021

    Anney and Samantha spotlight some laws to keep an eye on in the US, including the ERA, Violence Against Women Act and voter suppression laws. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Interview with Georgia State Representative Park Cannon

    Apr 03 2021

    In this classic episode, Anney and Samantha sit down with Georgia State Representative Park Cannon to discuss intersectional politics, bills in progress, and running for office. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Relationships During the Pandemic

    Apr 02 2021

    After a year in quarantine, Anney and Samantha turn to listeners and friends of the show to talk about dating and relationships during lockdown. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Happy Hour #8: IMO

    Apr 01 2021

    In our opinion, you should join us for another happy hour where we talk about women having opinions. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Book Club: The House on Mango Street

    Mar 31 2021

    Anney and Samantha talk about Sandra Cisneros' The House on Mango Street and topics around feminism, identity and womanhood. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Fictional Women Around the World: Ellie

    Mar 30 2021

    As a complement to our first entry in this sub-segment on influential fictional women, we highlight Ellie from The Last of Us video game series and discuss devastating revenge and rage, queer representation, lost innocence, grief and forgiveness. Anney campaigns to play Ellie on the television show. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Monday Mini: The Atlanta Shootings

    Mar 29 2021

    Anney and Samantha react to the Atlanta shootings, and Samantha opens up about her experiences. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Seafaring Women

    Mar 27 2021

    The earliest seafaring women had to disguise themselves as men just to be allowed aboard ships. In this acquatic installment of their series on exploration, Cristen and Caroline chart the incredible adventures of women on the high seas past and present in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Feminist Movie Fridays: The Star Wars Prequels

    Mar 26 2021

    Feminist Movie Friday: Star Wars Episodes I-III. Anney and Samantha talk crop tops, space politics, forbidden love and Padmé Amidala. We hope we're not breaking your heart and going down a path you can't follow. Also all who hate sand are welcome. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Happy Hour #7: 2nd Shift Brewing

    Mar 25 2021

    It's Thursday, which means it's time for a happy hour! For this rendition, we break open some beers from 2nd Shift Brewing and discuss women in brewing and beer. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Arrgh, Women Pirates!

    Mar 24 2021

    Anney and Samantha delve into stories of some of history's most fearsome women of the seas. Dramatic poetry reading included. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Women Around the World: Ruth Shady

    Mar 23 2021

    Let's talk about Ruth Shady, a woman who is putting Indiana Jones to shame. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Monday Mini: Trans Laws in the US

    Mar 22 2021

    Anney and Samantha take a survey on recent proposed legislations and initiatives around trans rights in the United States. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: All-Terrain Women

    Mar 20 2021

    During the Golden Age of Exploration, discovering unknown lands was something that typically required a lot of money -- and being a man. Cristen and Caroline highlight the women who dared to defy convention, explore and change the world in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Internet Gender Gap

    Mar 19 2021

    What is the internet gender gap and how do we solve it? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Happy Hour #6: Poison Society Punch with Holly Frey

    Mar 18 2021

    Friend of the show and host of the podcasts Stuff You Missed in History Class and Criminalia joins us for a happy hour to share her recipe for Poison Society Punch and its historical basis, and discuss Star Wars foods and cocktails. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Will You Accept This Arden Myrin Interview?

    Mar 17 2021

    Comedian, podcaster, actor and author Arden Myrin joins us to discuss being a woman in comedy, advocating for yourself and grief. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Women Around the World: Valdecir Nascimento

    Mar 16 2021

    For this installment, we focus in on Brazillian activist and advocate Valdecir Nascimento. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Monday Mini: Quarantine-aversary

    Mar 15 2021

    It's our quarantine-aversary, hoooray....? Anney and Samantha take a look back at a year in lockdown. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Gone Girls

    Mar 13 2021

    What exactly is a sociopath, and why are women with antisocial personality disorder rare? In this classic episode, Cristen and Caroline confront the clinical realities of sociopathy and why it's become pop culture's favorite character flaw. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Intriguing World of Secret Agent Women and Female Assassins

    Mar 12 2021

    Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to listen to this episode on the history of female assassins and spies, both fictional and not. Intrigue! Betrayal! Danger! And don't forget style. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Happy Hour #5: Imada Brewery

    Mar 11 2021

    Brewmaster Miho Imada over at Imada Brewery is the focus of this happy hour. Anney and Samantha try some sake and discuss gender stereotypes around alcohol. Join us! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Legacy of Susan Kare

    Mar 10 2021

    Have you ever wondered about the origins of some of the digital symbols and icons we use in the world of technology? Bridget Todd shares the story of Susan Kare, the woman behind some of the most iconic designs woven into the fabric of what it looks like to use computers and the internet. And speaking of, what does needlepoint have to do with it? Listen to find out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Women Around the World: Bilkis Dadi

    Mar 09 2021

    Anney and Samantha talk grandmothers and in specific, Bilkis Bano, AKA Bilkis Dadi, and how she has become the face of protests in India for this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Monday Mini: Women and the Minimum Wage

    Mar 08 2021

    What would it mean for women if the minimum wage was raised? Anney and Samantha discuss. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Period Pride

    Mar 06 2021

    In the 1970s, Germaine Greer encouraged women to taste their own menstrual blood. These days, artists are creating work about periods to help erase the menstruation stigma. In this classic, Cristen and Caroline look at the evolution of period pride and discuss whether the in-your-face attitude is actually helping. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Female Firsts: Katherine Sui Fun Cheung

    Mar 05 2021

    For this episode of Female Firsts, Yves brings the story of Katherine Sui Fun Cheung, the first Chinese woman to become a licensed pilot in the United States. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Happy Hour #4: Cinnamon Roll

    Mar 04 2021

    Wind down with us as Anney gushes about sweet cinnamon rolls. No, not the food, the fanfiction tag. Samantha shares her recipe for the cinnamon roll drink and we discuss the cinnamon roll trope, Anney's love for it, and what it has to do with trauma. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Interview: Tampon Rock

    Mar 03 2021

    The creators of the podcast Tampon Rock stop by to talk music, comedy, coming of age and periods. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Fictional Women Around the World: Abby Anderson

    Mar 02 2021

    In this new sub-segment, we highlight influential fictional women, beginning with the controversial Abby Anderson from the video game The Last of Us 2. Anney campaigns to play Abby in the live-action adaption. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Monday Mini: Listener Mail

    Mar 01 2021

    Anney and Samantha break open the virtual listener mail bag and read messages about Sex and the City, abortion and pregnancy. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Romantic Comedy Sidekicks

    Feb 27 2021

    Sidekicks are an integral part of any romantic comedy. In this classic episode and part three of their rom com series, Cristen and Caroline examine the ways these sometimes neurotic, sometimes wise secondary characters trade on stereotypes to shape the protagonists' world. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Feminist Movie Friday: Cinderella

    Feb 26 2021

    Impossible! Samantha and Anney discuss the 1997 movie Cinderella featuring Brandy, Whitney Houston, and Whoopi Goldberg and Samantha waxes poetic of her love of musicals and this one in particular. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Happy Hour #3: Uncle Nearest Whiskey

    Feb 25 2021

    For this happy hour, we're enjoying Uncle Nearest whiskey and talking women and whiskey. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Book Club: Eloquent Rage

    Feb 24 2021

    Brittney Cooper's 2018 book Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower is this month's book club pick. Anney and Samantha discuss some themes, the power of rage, and Beyoncé. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Women Around the World: Jaha Dukureh

    Feb 23 2021

    Anney and Samantha share the story of the founder of the non-profit organization of Safe Hands For Girls, Jaha Dukureh, and her fight against female genital mutilation and child marriages. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Monday Mini: "The Princess Protests" in Myanmar

    Feb 22 2021

    Anney and Samantha discuss what's going on in Myanmar after a military coup resulted in thousands of people protesting, many of them in costume. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: The First Lady of the Black Press

    Feb 20 2021

    When trailblazing reporter Ethel Payne died, The Washington Post eulogized that had Payne "not been black, she certainly would have been one of the most recognized journalists in American society.” Cristen and Caroline uncover the history and significance of black newspapers in the U.S. and the incredible legacy of one its brightest stars in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Women and the Nobel Peace Prize

    Feb 19 2021

    Anney and Samantha dig into the history of the Nobel Peace Prize and women who have won it, focusing in on Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Leymah Gbowee. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Happy Hour #2: Dead Inside

    Feb 18 2021

    What does it mean for women when we call them dead inside? As we wind down the week with another happy hour, we talk about expectations around performative emoting for women. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • US Election Revisited

    Feb 17 2021

    Friend of the show Melody Bray joins us once again to celebrate recent political victories and to discuss how to honor organizers. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Women Around the World: Unity Dow

    Feb 16 2021

    Anney and Samantha highlight the story and human rights work of Unity Dow, the first woman to be appointed Judge to the High Court of Botswana. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Monday Mini: Women and the Farmers' Protest

    Feb 15 2021

    Women of all ages have been playing a hugely significant role in India's Farmers' Protests. Anney and Samantha look into the role of women in these protests and as farmers in India. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Black Romantic Comedies

    Feb 13 2021

    Romantic comedies remain one of Hollywood's most segregated film genres. In this classic episode, Cristen and Caroline compare the development, tropes and racial tensions within monochromatic rom com worlds. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Killers and Women Who Love Them

    Feb 12 2021

    Why do some women love killers? Anney and Samantha delve into hybristophilia, Bonnie and Clyde Syndrome and serial killer groupies. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Happy Hour #1: McBride Sisters

    Feb 11 2021

    Cheers! Join us for this new segment, celebrating women doing amazing things in the beverage industry as we wind down the week and discuss what's on our minds. Come relax with us! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Women and Romance Part 2: We Want it That Way

    Feb 10 2021

    In part two of our look at women and romance, Anney and Samantha talk romance in movies, television, video games, boy bands, love ballads and the fantasy and escapism of it all. This episode will complete you, because SMNTY's back, alright? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Women Around the World: Deb Haaland

    Feb 09 2021

    In the first installment of this new series highlighting the work women are doing around the world, Anney and Samantha spotlight Representative Deb Haaland, the first Native American woman to be nominated for a cabinet position in American history. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Monday Mini: Women's Rights in Poland

    Feb 08 2021

    With renewed protesting in the wake of the passing of strict anti-abortion laws in Poland, Anney and Samantha visit women's rights, abortion and protests in Poland. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Cuddle Puddle

    Feb 06 2021

    Cuddling permeates many of our closest relationships, whether platonic or romantic - but why? In this classic episode, Cristen and Caroline investigate the nature and nurture of cuddling, why some people are now paying for a good snuggle and who wins the spooning battle of the sexes. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Women and Romance Part 1: And They Lived Happily Ever After

    Feb 05 2021

    Women's love affair with the romance genre has deep historical roots. For part one of our two-part look at women in romance, Anney and Samantha look into the heart of romance in literature and fanfiction, from bodice rippers to Fabio to the HEA and the OTP. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Female Firsts: Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller

    Feb 03 2021

    For this rendition of Female Firsts, Yves shares the story of Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller, the first Black woman artist to receive a US Federal Commission. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Monday Mini: The History of P***y

    Feb 01 2021

    Anney and Samantha trace the very complicated and strange origins and evolution of the word p***y. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: The Woman Pharaoh

    Jan 30 2021

    Hatshepsut was one of the most successful kings in ancient Egypt who also happened to be a woman. Cristen and Caroline talk with Egyptologist Kara Cooney about Hatshepsut's rise to power, why her legacy was erased from history and what women leaders today can learn from this fearless pharaoh. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • How the Anti-Abortion Movement Fueled the Riot at the Capitol

    Jan 29 2021

    With the recent anniversary of Roe v Wade and the violence at the US Capitol, guest Bridget Todd examines the link between the riot at the Capitol, the anti-abortion movement and disinformation. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Sex and the City and SMNTY

    Jan 27 2021

    In light of the upcoming reboot of Sex and the City, Anney and Samantha look into the feminism of the show, the characters, and its legacy. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Monday Mini: Dr. Jill Biden

    Jan 25 2021

    A recent article calling for Dr. Jill Biden to drop the 'Dr.' sparked a conversation about sexism, education and who gets to use the title 'doctor'. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Why do women have more migraines than men?

    Jan 24 2021

    Seventeen percent of women report migraine pain, but only six percent of men suffer from these debilitating headaches -- why is that? Tune in as our experts take a look at migraines in this podcast from HowStuffWorks in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Pantsuit Power Dressing

    Jan 23 2021

    From suffragists to Grace Jones to Hillary Clinton, the pantsuit has at once been a symbol bucking feminine norms and conforming to masculine ones. In this classic episode, Cristen and Caroline trace the history of the power suit and ask why such a seemingly simple fashion has the power to embolden and enrage. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Feminist Movie Friday: The Mummy (and The Mummy Returns)

    Jan 22 2021

    While the 1999 action-adventure classic The Mummy might not top a lot of feminist movie lists, that didn't stop us from finding some feminist elements in it (and due to Samantha's insistence, The Mummy Returns) to talk about. Come along on this sometimes terribly CGI-ed adventure as we discuss the feminism of these movies and the iconic heroine Evie. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Monday Mini: Too Many Women in Paris?

    Jan 21 2021

    As 2020 drew to an end, the city of Paris was fined for hiring too many women for government positions. Anney and Samantha discuss why. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Women and Alt-Right Extremism

    Jan 20 2021

    In the wake of the insurrection at the US Capitol, Anney and Samantha look into women in alt-right extremism. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Book club: Circe

    Jan 15 2021

    For the first book club pick of 2021, Anney and Samantha delve into Madeline Miller's 2018 novel Circe. Join us for discussion of goddesses, witches, myths and feminism. And turning men into pigs. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Updates: January 2021 Edition

    Jan 14 2021

    A lot has happened since our last update episode. Anney and Samantha take a look at some updates in sports, entertinament, controversial art, AI, taxes, politics, and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Monday Mini: Argentina

    Jan 11 2021

    Anney and Samantha look into the legalization of abortion in Argentina. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: A Revisionist History of Abortion, Part 2

    Jan 10 2021

    Raised during the Progressive Era crusade against abortion, Margaret Sanger devoted her life to making birth control and familiy planning accessible to women from all walks of life. In this classic episode on the second installment of the two-part cultural and legal history of abortion, Cristen and Caroline highlight Sanger's legacy and eugenics controversy and how the development of Planned Parenthood coincided with midcentury women's fight to access abortion by whatever means necessary. Learn...more

  • Who is Nancy Pelosi?

    Jan 08 2021

    US Representatvie Nancy Pelosi just won reelection as Speaker of the House. Anney and Samantha dig into her history, and how it got her to where she is today. Bonus discussion of memes and controversy. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: A Revisionist History of Abortion, Part 1

    Jan 06 2021

    In colonial America, early-term abortion was a way of life for many women. But by 1900, it had become criminalized across the country -- but not for reasons you'd expect. In this two-part cultural and legal history of abortion, Cristen and Caroline time travel from ancient Greek herbal remedies to induce miscarriage to 19th-century abortionist Madame Restell at the center of America's first major abortion debate in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodc...more

  • Monday Mini: The Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Act

    Jan 04 2021

    Towards the end of 2020, Scotland became the first place to offer menstrual products for free in public places. Anney and Samantha discuss how it happened and what it means. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Umm...Hello 2021?

    Jan 01 2021

    Hello New Year. Nice to meet you? Anney and Samantha say goodbye to 2020 and look ahead to 2021, making some predictions along the way. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • What Happened with the Google Ousting of Timnit Gebru?

    Dec 30 2020

    Bridget drops by to share the story of Timnit Gebru, her ousting from Google, biases in tech, and why it's bad for all of us. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Monday Mini: Hindsight is 2020

    Dec 28 2020

    As a year like none other in recent memory draws to a close, Anney and Samantha look back on 2020. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Feminist Movie Friday: Double Feature

    Dec 25 2020

    Sleepless in Seattle collides with the beautiful late 90s tech of You've Got Mail in this very special holiday movie episode of Feminist Movie Friday. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Georgia Election On Our Mind

    Dec 22 2020

    Melody Bray joins us once again to discuss what happened in Georgia during the Presidential election, what to look out for in the upcoming runoffs in the state, and the importance of grassroots organizations. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Monday Mini: New Year's Pressure on Women

    Dec 21 2020

    Where did the pressure to kiss someone at midnight on New Year's come from? Are resolutions harmful or hurtful? What do onesies have to do with it? Everything, it turns out. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • A Few of SMNTY's Favorite Things

    Dec 18 2020

    With the holiday season in full swing and the year's end fast approaching, Anney and Samantha take a moment in this very stressful year to share some of their favorite things about this time of year. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Female Firsts: Kono Yasui

    Dec 17 2020

    On this episode of female firsts, Yves brings us the story of Kono Yasui, the first Japanese woman to get doctorate in science. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Monday Mini: Telling Family No

    Dec 14 2020

    Friend of the show Courtney stops by in time for the holidays to share her advice on how to tell family no. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Legacy of Lolita

    Dec 11 2020

    Host of the Lolita Podcast and The Bechdel Cast Jamie Loftus joins us once again to discuss the very complicated legacy of Lolita. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY v. the Supreme Court

    Dec 09 2020

    Court is in session for this episode on the history (and future) of women on the US Supreme Court. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • MM: Egypt

    Dec 07 2020

    Anney and Samantha take a look at the #MeToo movement in Egypt. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Female Firsts: Cathay Williams

    Dec 04 2020

    Today's Female Firsts focuses on Cathay Williams, the first documented Black woman to enlist and serve as a buffalo soldier in the U.S. Army. Tune into this officially technically cool episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Book Club: A Beautiful Work in Progress

    Dec 02 2020

    What does an athlete look like? For this month's book club, Anney and Samantha delve into themes around atleticism, stereotypes, health, running, motivation and the power of support with Mirna Valerio's book A Beautiful Work in Progress. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Monday Mini: Title IX

    Nov 30 2020

    Anney and Samantha talk college and Title IX updates. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: The Ballad of Dolly Parton

    Nov 30 2020

    To celebrate her January 20 birthday and her current involvement in a possible COVID-19 vaccine, Cristen and Caroline look at the incredible life of country music legend Dolly Parton and why many consider the over-the-top entertainer a feminist icon in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Feminist Movie Wednesday: Knives Out

    Nov 25 2020

    For a very special edition of Feminist Movie Wednesday, Anney and Samantha discuss the feminism of Rian Johnson's 2019 murder mystery film Knives Out. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Monday Mini: Poland

    Nov 23 2020

    Poland has some of the most restrictive abortion laws in Europe, recently leading to countrywide protests. Anney and Samantha look into Poland's laws around abortion and why (and how) people are protesting. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Women and the Holidays: Pandemic Edition

    Nov 20 2020

    Anney and Samantha discuss what the holidays might look like for women during a pandemic along with creative ways to celebrate. Bonus recipes included! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Misinformation, Disinformation and Gender Justice

    Nov 19 2020

    Now that the 2020 US Presidential election is (mostly) over, we have a followup conversation with Bridget Todd about how misinformation and disinformation played out before and after the election, what we should look out for in the future, how to provide people 'off-ramps', why it's a gender justice issue and why it all matters. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Monday Mini: Chile

    Nov 16 2020

    When the women of Chile demanded never again without women, the government was forced to listen. Anney and Samantha discuss Chile's 2019 protests, the role of women in them, and their impact. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • A Conversation with Esther Choi

    Nov 13 2020

    Esther Choi of the podcast Get Down with K-Town stops by to discuss her new podcast, Korean food, and her experience as a female chef. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Election Reflection

    Nov 11 2020

    In the wake of the 2020 American Presidential Election, Anney and Samantha share their thoughts, feelings and experiences. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Monday Mini: US Election Wins for Women

    Nov 09 2020

    As results from the 2020 US election continue to roll in, Anney and Samantha look at some political wins for women. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Updates: November 2020 Edition

    Nov 06 2020

    While the US presidential election dominates the news, Anney and Samantha discuss other recent new stories, including more women-specific Covid-19 issues, Cuties, politics, international news and of course The Bachelorette. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Election Stress Disorder

    Nov 04 2020

    In the midst of a tense US election season, Anney and Samantha discuss Election Stress Disorder and ways to deal with it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Monday Mini: Listener Mail

    Nov 03 2020

    Anney and Samantha open up the inbox and share some listener mail. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Female Firsts: Nora Holt

    Oct 31 2020

    For today's Female Firsts, Yves shares the story of Nora Holt. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Book Club: The Bloody Chamber

    Oct 28 2020

    Just in time for Halloween, Anney and Samantha delve into the dark fairy tales and feminism of Angela Carter's The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Feminist Movie Friday: Witchy Women

    Oct 27 2020

    There's a little witch in all of us. For this edition of Feminist Movie Friday, Anney and Samantha revisit two Halloween classics: Practical Magic and The Witches of Eastwick. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Haute Couture Feminism

    Oct 24 2020

    Can high-end fashion and feminism ever match? In this classic episode, Cristen and Caroline discuss the ongoing debates about how clothing fits with feminism from Women's Lib to Chanel's (in)famous fall fashion feminist protest. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Women Candidates, Misinformation and Disinformation

    Oct 22 2020

    Bridget Todd joins us once again to discuss disinformation this election cycle, how it specifically impacts women and especially Black women and women of color and ways we can combat it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Monday Mini: The Force is Strong With This One

    Oct 20 2020

    Anney and Samantha have some rogue fun (pew pew!) talking about Samantha's experience watching the Stars Wars prequels, sequels, one-offs and even the notorious Holiday Special. She too doesn't like sand. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Going Bump in the Night: Women Writing Horror

    Oct 16 2020

    This episode is ALIVE! Anney and Samantha delve into the history of women crafting the stuff of nightmares in the realm of horror fiction. Bonus dramatic reading included. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Curse: Supernatural Menstruation Horror

    Oct 14 2020

    In a whole new take on the 'period piece', Anney and Samantha finally discuss the genre of horror known as 'supernatural menstruation horror'. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Monday Mini: Grief in Politics

    Oct 12 2020

    In the wake of the death of several prominent public figures, Anney and Samantha talk about grieving in politics. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The 'Crazy Psycho Bitch Girl' Trope

    Oct 09 2020

    Oh she's sweet but a psycho? The 'crazy psycho bitch girl' is a trope that makes up an entire genre of horror movies. Anney and Samantha wade through the history and examples of this trope, and why it's problematic. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Women In Survival Horror

    Oct 07 2020

    They're survivors. They're not going to give up. Anney and Samantha discuss some of the most prominent women in the survival horror video game genre. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Monday Mini: Heathers

    Oct 05 2020

    Anney and Samantha dig into the themes of the dark highschool satire Heathers. How very. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Feminist Movie Friday: All Them Witches

    Oct 02 2020

    Anney and Samantha cast a spell with Hocus Pocus and The Witches, and discuss the depiction of witches in children's movies. Is it all truly just a bunch of hocus pocus? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Female Firsts: Bessie Coleman

    Sep 30 2020

    Friend of the show Yves shares the story of Bessie Coleman, the first Black American woman to earn a pilot’s license. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Hip Hop and Misogynoir

    Sep 28 2020

    Journalist and expert Kiana Fitzgerald stops by to discuss misogynoir in the world of hip hop. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Monday Mini: Forgiveness

    Sep 28 2020

    Anney and Samantha revisit forgiveness and what it can look like for women. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Book Club: Come As You Are

    Sep 23 2020

    SMNTY Book Club is back, this time with Emily Nagoski's book Come as You Are: The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Your Sex Life. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Monday Mini: Productivity and Performance Guilt

    Sep 21 2020

    Anney and Samantha discuss productivity and job performance guilt during quarantine. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Activism and Voter Suppression

    Sep 18 2020

    Melody Bray stops by once again to discuss activism, voting, voter supression, and pizza. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Women of Color in Civil Service and Nonprofits

    Sep 16 2020

    Friend of the show Courtney Jones joins us to discuss what the fields of social work and civil service look like, particularly for women of color. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Monday Mini: Pop Quiz 2!

    Sep 14 2020

    Pop quiz time! Would you survive a horror movie? What Star Wars character are you? Play along! Quizzes here: https://play.howstuffworks.com/quiz/which-star-wars-character-are-you-gifs, https://www.buzzfeed.com/whitneyjefferson/which-feminist-cartoon-character-are-you, and https://www.buzzfeed.com/2025dclark/would-you-be-able-to-survive-a-horror-movie-bwi5lom24k. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Works From Home

    Sep 11 2020

    As more of us are working remotely, Anney and Samantha look at what that means for women. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Women of the United States Postal Service

    Sep 09 2020

    Women working for the United States Postal Service have historically been the stuff of legend. Anney and Samantha look at the past and present of the women at the USPS. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Feminist Movie Friday: A League of Their Own

    Sep 04 2020

    Anney finally redeems herself in Samantha's eyes and watches the 1992 feminist classic A League of Their Own. There is definitely crying in podcasting. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Book Club: All You Can Ever Know

    Sep 02 2020

    Nicole Chung, author of the memoir All You Can Ever Know, joins us to discuss transracial adoption, family and writing. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Abolitionist Heroines

    Sep 01 2020

    In this classic episode, Cristen and Caroline discuss the often unsung women who helped set an enslaved people free, despite tremendous race- and gender-based prejudice. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Monday Mini: Women and Children During Covid

    Aug 31 2020

    With school starting back in many places, Anney and Samantha dig into new numbers around women, homeschooling, and working with children during a pandemic, as well as the implications of lack of access to contraceptives. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Female Firsts: Afong Moy

    Aug 26 2020

    For this edition of Female Firsts, Yves brings us the story of Afong Moy, the first known documented Chinese woman in the United States. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Monday Mini: Women in QAnon

    Aug 24 2020

    As more and more female politicians who support QAnon make the news, Anney and Samantha discuss women in QAnon. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • How to be an Activist with AAFC

    Aug 21 2020

    Two of the co-leaders of the Asian American Feminist Collective join us to discuss how to advocate and be an activist. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Women in Politics: Part 2

    Aug 19 2020

    Anney and Samantha round-up female candidates running in current elections in the US and discuss some trends and the state of women in politics. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Monday Mini: What Is and What Should Be

    Aug 17 2020

    Anney and Samantha have a conversation around media representation and the messy line between representing reality and keeping the status quo in place. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Plays Ball!

    Aug 14 2020

    Anney and Samantha go to bat for the history of women and girls in America's pastime baseball, including the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. This one is a homerun. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Women in Animal Care

    Aug 12 2020

    In the past few decades, the animal care industry has experienced one of the largest gendered shifts of any field, ever. Anney and Samantha dig into why that it is what it means. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Monday Mini: Writing about Sex

    Aug 11 2020

    Sex words, why so silly? And a discussion of the complicated nature of writing about sexual assault. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Feminist Movie Friday: Old Guard

    Aug 07 2020

    For this Feminist Movie Friday Anney and Samantha discuss the Netflix film The Old Guard, immortality, representation in action and comic book movies, anti-heroines, and Samantha's crush Charlize Theron. Bonus discussion of While You Were Sleeping and Rogue One. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • There Are No Girls on the Internet with Bridget Todd

    Aug 05 2020

    Past host of the show and host of the new podcast There Are No Girls on the Internet Bridget Todd talks about her new show, the danger of not listening to women and marginalized voices about their experiences online, and how the people behind those voices are the lifeblood of technology and the internet. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Monday Mini: Back to School

    Aug 04 2020

    As back to school approaches, Anney and Samantha talk about what that means for teachers, students and parents during a pandemic. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Female Firsts: Lucy Hicks Anderson

    Jul 31 2020

    In this edition of Female Firsts, Yves shares the story of Lucy Hicks Anderson, considered the first trans person to fight for transgender rights in court, and further the first Black American trans woman to be put on trial for her identity. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Gender Differences in Autism

    Jul 29 2020

    Recent research suggests that autism presents differently in women and girls as opposed to men and boys. Anney and Samantha dig into the research (as well as what the lack of research suggests) and the gender differences in autism. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Monday Mini: Rejection Tactics

    Jul 27 2020

    Or how to reject a guy in 10 ways. Anney and Samantha talk about different methods of letting men down easy, and what they say about our culture. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY's Princess is in Another Castle

    Jul 24 2020

    Nintendo's Mario franchise is the largest video game franchise of all time. As ruler of the game's fictional Mushroom Kingdom, Princess Peach (or Toadstool, if you prefer) seemingly spends most of her time getting kidnapped. Anney and Samantha trace the history of Princess Peach and talk about the damsel in distress trope, entitlement and whether or not Princess Peach is secretly a bloodthirsty tyrant. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Book Club: Unapologetic

    Jul 22 2020

    For this episode of book club, Anney and Samantha discuss Unapologetic: A Black, Queer, And Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements by Charlene Carruthers. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Monday Mini: What Stuck?

    Jul 21 2020

    As the quarantine stretches on, Anney and Samantha discuss what habits have stuck and which ones have gone out the isolation window. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Violence Against Women Today

    Jul 17 2020

    Anney and Samantha check in on issues concerning violence against women, from domestic violence during qurantine, online abuse, and sexual assault in the army. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • What Defunding the Police Looks Like for Women

    Jul 16 2020

    Anney and Samantha talk about what defunding the police means and what it might look like for women. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Monday Mini: Mostly Spoiler Free Review of The Last of Us 2

    Jul 14 2020

    Anney reviews the new video game The Last of Us 2, and talks female revenge, queer representation, and ludonarrative dissonance while Samantha patiently supports her. Spoiler Alert: Anney liked it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Sexy Aphrodisiacs?

    Jul 10 2020

    Throughout history, pretty much every food has been seen as an aphrodisiac. Anney and Samantha look at some famous examples and dig into the science around whether or not they work. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Queerbaiting 101

    Jul 08 2020

    What is queerbaiting and why is it so contentious? Anney and Samantha discuss the highly debated term, some of the most prominent examples, the potential perils of shipping and fandom. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Monday Mini: Pop Quiz 1!

    Jul 06 2020

    Anney and Samantha take a break and get to know each other through the most important quizzes. You can find the quizzes we took here: https://play.howstuffworks.com/quiz/which-feminist-icon-are-you, https://ohmy.disney.com/quiz/2018/04/27/quiz-avengers-infinity-war-character/, and https://play.howstuffworks.com/quiz/which-harry-potter-character-are-you. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • An Update on #MeToo: July 2020

    Jul 03 2020

    A wave of #MeToo allegations has rocked the world of video gaming, wrestling and the entertainment world at large. Anney and Samantha discuss these allegations, grooming, and the impact of #MeToo. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Feminism and the English Language with Wordslut

    Jul 01 2020

    Amanda Montell, author of 'Wordslut: A Feminist Guide to Taking Back the English Language', stops by to discuss reclaiming gendered insults, cursing, women's linguistic innovation, sexism in our language and owning your own voice. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Monday Mini: Pride Check-in

    Jun 29 2020

    As we come to the end of Pride month, Anney and Samantha discuss the Supreme Court ruling on gay rights, asexuality and bonus New York City's updated sex guidelines. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Female Firsts: Mary Seacole

    Jun 26 2020

    Time for another Female Firsts! Yves joins us to share the story of Mary Seacole, author of what is considered the first autobiography by a Black woman in Britain. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • When Women Organize: Part 2

    Jun 24 2020

    In Part 2 of our look at the power of women organizing, we dig into the Stonewall Riots, the Women's March, #MeToo and Black Lives Matter. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Monday Mini: PTSD

    Jun 23 2020

    June is PTSD awareness month. Anney and Samantha discuss what PTSD looks like during a pandemic and protesting. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • When Women Organize: Part 1

    Jun 19 2020

    When women organize, they are a force to be reckoned with. From the suffragettes to the women behind the modern Civil Rights movement, we look at the history of women organizing. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Witchsploitation

    Jun 17 2020

    Must be the season of the witch. Anney and Samantha look at the intersection of witches and exploitation throughout history and the current cultural moment they're having. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Monday Mini: The New Hang Out Etiquette

    Jun 15 2020

    In the era of social distancing and virtual hanging out, are there rules and ettiquette? Anney and Samantha share there own personal rules and tips for connecting during quarantine. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Women, Online Gaming and Covid-19

    Jun 12 2020

    During this time of social isolation and stress during the pandemic, more people than ever are turning to online gaming for a vitual space to grieve and to connect. Anney and Samantha look at the benefits of online gaming and the harassment women and marginalized communites still face. We also dip our toes in the world of Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Book Club: White Fragility

    Jun 10 2020

    For this month's book club pick, Anney and Samantha unpack Robin DiAngelo's 'White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism'. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Monday Mini: Protesting 101 (Plus Other Ways to Resist)

    Jun 08 2020

    For this Monday Mini, here's a primer/refresher on protesting and other ways of resisting. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Grief of Lost Love

    Jun 05 2020

    Losing a romantic partner is one of the most traumatic, life-altering events someone can go through. Anney and Samantha talk about the widowhood effect and look at the impact of lost love on women in particular. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Updates: May 2020 Edition

    Jun 03 2020

    In this update, we cover a wide range of topics like US Women's National Soccer Team, sex dolls in sports stadiums, politics, problematic celebrities, leadership during Covid-19 and Black Lives Matter. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Monday Mini: Gender Differences During the Pandemic

    Jun 01 2020

    A recent survey found that even though Covid-19 might be deadlier for men, they are less likely to wear masks and observe social distancing. Anney and Samantha look into why that might be. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Feminist Movie Friday: The VVitch

    May 29 2020

    In this edition of Feminist Movie Friday, Anney and Samantha continue their witch streak with The VVitch. Come and live deliciously with us. Butter not included. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Book Club: Untamed

    May 27 2020

    This month's book is Glennon Doyle's Untamed. Anney and Samantha delve into themes like love, religion, spirituality, feminism and the taming and untaming of women. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Monday Mini: COVID-19 Guilt

    May 25 2020

    Anney and Samantha open up about pandemic guilt. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Anxious Women

    May 23 2020

    Why are women twice as likely to experience chronic anxiety? In this classic episode, Cristen and Caroline share their own experiences with long-term anxiety, whether female anxiety is more nature or nurture and how to manage its persistent symptoms. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • May Princess Leia Be With You: Part 2

    May 22 2020

    No, this is the Princess Leia episode you're looking for. In Part 2 of our deep dive on Princess Leia, we talk about the infamous metal bikini in Return of Jedi, the feminism of Princess Leia and her transition to General Organa, Carrie Fisher, and Anney shares with Samantha her views on the feminism of the Force, from a certain point of view. You'll find this episode is full of surprises. Help us dear podcast listener, you're our only hope. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.ihear...more

  • May Princess Leia Be With You: Part 1

    May 20 2020

    A not so long time ago, in a galaxy not far, far away, two podcasters came together to disucss the feminism of the original badass princess icon, Leia Organa from the Star Wars universe. Because Anney has been dreaming of this day for so long, it's a two-parter. In this one, we focus on our own experiences with Star Wars, the cultural impact of the original series, and the basics of Leia's character in A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back. Listen, or listen. There is no listen not. It's not a ...more

  • Monday Mini: Title IX Update

    May 18 2020

    Anney and Samantha give a rundown on the history of Title IX, what it entails, and what's going on with it now. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Feminism of Affordable Housing

    May 15 2020

    Friend of the show and co-campaign manager of the anti-displacement advocacy group CityRoots ATL Melody Bray joins us to talk about the feminism of housing displacement, gentrification, housing and rental rights during COVID-19, and how we can advocate. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Who Are the Essential Workers?

    May 13 2020

    The majority of essential work during this pandemic is being done by women and specifically women of color. Anney and Samantha delve into the data on essential workers, job loss, small business and mask-making when it comes to women. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Monday Mini: Quarantine Horniness

    May 11 2020

    From quarantine baes to an increase in porn consumption, horniness seems to be on the rise during this time of isolation. Anney and Samantha look into the science of why that might be and get real personal. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Lends an Ear

    May 08 2020

    Are there gender differences in hearing and hearing loss? What about in how we listen and who we listen to? Yes and yes. Give this episode a listen to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • What is Love?

    May 06 2020

    Baby, don't hurt us. Some thoughts, feelings and science at the heart of love. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Monday Mini: The Benefits of Crying

    May 04 2020

    Why do we cry? Anney and Samantha dig into tear science, the ugly cry and the benefits of a good sob. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Female Firsts: Jackie Ormes

    May 01 2020

    Yves joins us from her home studio to share the story of Jackie Ormes, the first black American female cartoonist and creator of beloved (and radical) characters like Torchy Brown and Patty Jo 'n' Ginger. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Book Club: Whiskey and Ribbons

    Apr 29 2020

    In this edition of book club, Anney and Samantha delve into the themes of grief and love in Leesa Cross-Smith's Whiskey and Ribbons. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Monday Mini: Abortion and COVID-19

    Apr 27 2020

    Legislatures across the country are using the pandemic in attempt to enact more abortion bans. Anney and Samantha discuss some examples and their implications. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Feminist Movie Friday: The Craft

    Apr 24 2020

    We're the weirdos, mister. Anney and Samantha revisit the 1996 cult classic The Craft, and dig into the themes of witches, community and the power and pitfalls of female friendship. Relax, it's only magic! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Nursing During a Pandemic

    Apr 23 2020

    Travel nurse and friend of the show Marissa Hadavi discusses her experiences in nursing through COVID-19. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Monday Mini: Quarantine Body

    Apr 20 2020

    From quarantine fitness routines on social media to articles about looking 'zoom ready', we're still pressuring women to look a certain way even in the face of isolation. Anney and Samantha touch on that, and discuss what having an eating disorder during a pandemic looks like. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Podcast and Chill Playlist, Episode 10: Comedy and Activism with Chanel Ali

    Apr 19 2020

    If you're looking for a feminist discussion on women in entertainment, this is the playlist for you! We dig into topics around women in revenge, movies, tabletop gaming, and Harry Potter. Come take a listen, will you? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Podcast and Chill Playlist, Episode 9: Women in Tabletop Gaming Development

    Apr 19 2020

    If you're looking for a feminist discussion on women in entertainment, this is the playlist for you! We dig into topics around women in revenge, movies, tabletop gaming, and Harry Potter. Come take a listen, will you? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Podcast and Chill Playlist, Episode 8: Women in Tabletop Gaming

    Apr 19 2020

    If you're looking for a feminist discussion on women in entertainment, this is the playlist for you! We dig into topics around women in revenge, movies, tabletop gaming, and Harry Potter. Come take a listen, will you? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Podcast and Chill Playlist, Episode 6: The Female Revengers: Part 2

    Apr 19 2020

    If you're looking for a feminist discussion on women in entertainment, this is the playlist for you! We dig into topics around women in revenge, movies, tabletop gaming, and Harry Potter. Come take a listen, will you? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Podcast and Chill Playlist, Episode 5: The Female Revengers: Part 1

    Apr 19 2020

    If you're looking for a feminist discussion on women in entertainment, this is the playlist for you! We dig into topics around women in revenge, movies, tabletop gaming, and Harry Potter. Come take a listen, will you? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Podcast and Chill Playlist, Episode 7: Women of Harry Potter

    Apr 19 2020

    If you're looking for a feminist discussion on women in entertainment, this is the playlist for you! We dig into topics around women in revenge, movies, tabletop gaming, and Harry Potter. Come take a listen, will you? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Podcast and Chill Playlist, Episode 4: Feminist Movie Friday, Mulan Edition

    Apr 19 2020

    If you're looking for a feminist discussion on women in entertainment, this is the playlist for you! We dig into topics around women in revenge, movies, tabletop gaming, and Harry Potter. Come take a listen, will you? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Podcast and Chill Playlist, Episode 3: Feminist Movie Friday, First Wives Club Edition

    Apr 19 2020

    If you're looking for a feminist discussion on women in entertainment, this is the playlist for you! We dig into topics around women in revenge, movies, tabletop gaming, and Harry Potter. Come take a listen, will you? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Podcast and Chill Playlist, Episode 2: Feminist Movie Friday, A Tale of Two Holiday Superhero Movies

    Apr 19 2020

    If you're looking for a feminist discussion on women in entertainment, this is the playlist for you! We dig into topics around women in revenge, movies, tabletop gaming, and Harry Potter. Come take a listen, will you? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Podcast and Chill Playlist, Episode 1: Feminist Movie Friday, Alien Edition

    Apr 19 2020

    If you're looking for a feminist discussion on women in entertainment, this is the playlist for you! We dig into topics around women in revenge, movies, tabletop gaming, and Harry Potter. Come take a listen, will you? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Dealing with Divorce with Laura Wasser

    Apr 17 2020

    Attorney, author, host of the podcast All's Fair with Laura Wasser, and founder and CEO of the online divorce service It's Over Easy Laura Wasser herself drops by to talk about divorce, moving on, quarantine and the evolution of dissolution. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Extroverts, Introverts and Ambiverts, Oh My

    Apr 15 2020

    Anney and Samantha cordially invite you to learn more about the science and social issues around extroverts, introverts and ambiverts, particularly when it comes to women. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Monday Mini: How to Survive Quarantine as an Extrovert

    Apr 13 2020

    Quarantining and isolation presents a particular challenge for extroverts. Anney the extrovert and Samantha the introvert get personal on how they're doing, and share some tips for taking care of yourself. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Fun Times Playlist, Episode 3: The Fake Geek Girl Strikes Back

    Apr 12 2020

    We have another curated playlist for you listeners! This time we're presenting a grabbag look at women in pop culture, from clowns to puppeteers to monsters to gameshows. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Fun Times Playlist, Episode 2: Where Be (Female) Monsters?

    Apr 12 2020

    We have another curated playlist for you listeners! This time we're presenting a grabbag look at women in pop culture, from clowns to puppeteers to monsters to gameshows. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Fun Times Playlist, Episode 9: Women in Puppetry: Part II

    Apr 12 2020

    We have another curated playlist for you listeners! This time we're presenting a grabbag look at women in pop culture, from clowns to puppeteers to monsters to gameshows. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Fun Times Playlist, Episode 8: Women in Puppetry: Part I

    Apr 12 2020

    We have another curated playlist for you listeners! This time we're presenting a grabbag look at women in pop culture, from clowns to puppeteers to monsters to gameshows. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Fun Times Playlist, Episode 7: Send in the Clowns

    Apr 12 2020

    We have another curated playlist for you listeners! This time we're presenting a grabbag look at women in pop culture, from clowns to puppeteers to monsters to gameshows. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Fun Times Playlist, Episode 6: SMNTY Clowns Around

    Apr 12 2020

    We have another curated playlist for you listeners! This time we're presenting a grabbag look at women in pop culture, from clowns to puppeteers to monsters to gameshows. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Fun Times Playlist, Episode 5: SMNTY Sees Red

    Apr 12 2020

    We have another curated playlist for you listeners! This time we're presenting a grabbag look at women in pop culture, from clowns to puppeteers to monsters to gameshows. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Fun Times Playlist, Episode 4: Fangirls Just Wanna Have Fun

    Apr 12 2020

    We have another curated playlist for you listeners! This time we're presenting a grabbag look at women in pop culture, from clowns to puppeteers to monsters to gameshows. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Fun Times Playlist, Episode 1: Women <3 Monsters?

    Apr 12 2020

    We have another curated playlist for you listeners! This time we're presenting a grabbag look at women in pop culture, from clowns to puppeteers to monsters to gameshows. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Fun Times Playlist, Episode 10: Women in Game Shows: G.O.A.T. Edition

    Apr 12 2020

    We have another curated playlist for you listeners! This time we're presenting a grabbag look at women in pop culture, from clowns to puppeteers to monsters to gameshows. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Uncovering the Names of History’s Lost Women

    Apr 10 2020

    Olivia of the women's history podcast What'sHerName joins us to discuss two fascinating women you might never have heard of, Harriet Jacobs and Nur Jahan. Get ready for astounding tales of extreme self-isolation, tiger queens and resilience. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • A Fruitful Look at the History of the Eggplant Emoji

    Apr 08 2020

    In 2015, Instagram banned the eggplant emoji from their search function in an attempt to shutdown #EggplantFriday. Anney and Samantha delve into the history of the eggplant emoji's rise to infamous sexting icon. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Monday Mini: Quarantine Productivity

    Apr 06 2020

    Anney and Samantha discuss ways to be productive during quarantine, and why it's okay if you're not being as productive as you'd like. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY's Female Firsts Playlist, Episode 9: Harriet E. Wilson

    Apr 04 2020

    In honor of women's history month (and more of us staying in), we've compiled a list of pioneering women you should know from around the world, and throughout history. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY's Female Firsts Playlist, Episode 8: Wangari Muta Maathai

    Apr 04 2020

    In honor of women's history month (and more of us staying in), we've compiled a list of pioneering women you should know from around the world, and throughout history. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY's Female Firsts Playlist, Episode 7: Ban Zhao

    Apr 04 2020

    In honor of women's history month (and more of us staying in), we've compiled a list of pioneering women you should know from around the world, and throughout history. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY's Female Firsts Playlist, Episode 6: Indigenous Women You Need to Know

    Apr 04 2020

    In honor of women's history month (and more of us staying in), we've compiled a list of pioneering women you should know from around the world, and throughout history. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY's Female Firsts Playlist, Episode 5: Huda Shaarawi

    Apr 04 2020

    In honor of women's history month (and more of us staying in), we've compiled a list of pioneering women you should know from around the world, and throughout history. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY's Female Firsts Playlist, Episode 4: Norma Merrick Sklarek

    Apr 04 2020

    In honor of women's history month (and more of us staying in), we've compiled a list of pioneering women you should know from around the world, and throughout history. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY's Female Firsts Playlist, Episode 3: Gabriela Mistral

    Apr 04 2020

    In honor of women's history month (and more of us staying in), we've compiled a list of pioneering women you should know from around the world, and throughout history. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY's Female Firsts Playlist, Episode 10: Famous Female Food Mascots

    Apr 04 2020

    In honor of women's history month (and more of us staying in), we've compiled a list of pioneering women you should know from around the world, and throughout history. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Sex and Gender Based Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo

    Apr 03 2020

    Coco Tang and Kimberly Spray of Global Outreach Doctors join the show to delve into their experience in the Democratic Republic of Congo to assess the fallout and possible sustainable, actionable items we can take to combat sex and gender based violence in that country. Recorded in the before times! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Book Club: Ash

    Apr 01 2020

    On this episode of book club, Anney ands Samantha discuss Ash, Malinda Lo's LGBTQ+ reimagining of the classic Cinderella fairty tale. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Monday Mini: Relationships During Quarantine

    Mar 30 2020

    How's Covid-19 impacting relationships? Anney and Samantha chat about divorce rates, birth rates, dating during the age of social-distancing and New York's sex guidelines. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY's Female Firsts Playlist, Episode 2: Lorraine Hansberry

    Mar 28 2020

    In honor of women's history month (and more of us staying in), we've compiled a list of pioneering women you should know from around the world, and throughout history. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Feminist Movie Friday: A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

    Mar 27 2020

    For this edition of Feminist Movie Friday, Anney and Samantha tackle the themes and tropes of their favorite Iranian vampire Western movie, A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Rose Reid and a Tale of Two Women

    Mar 26 2020

    Rose Reid and her mother Gail of the podcast The Women share the stories and legacies of singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie and Director of UN Women Phumzile Ngcuka Mlambo. Recorded in the before times! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Monday Mini: Covid-19 and Women

    Mar 23 2020

    In the not-so-mini first episode of our new Monday Mini series, Anney and Samantha talk about Covid-19 and how it might be particularly impacting women. Plus a short bonus interview about Anney's past experiences with quarantining. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY's Female Firsts Playlist, Episode 1: Banking and Ballet

    Mar 21 2020

    In honor of women's history month (and more of us staying in), we've compiled a list of pioneering women you should know from around the world, and throughout history. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Female Firsts: Grace Hopper

    Mar 20 2020

    The hosts of the podcast The Limit Does Not Exist stop by to talk the many firsts and lasting legacy of Amazing Grace herself, Admiral Grace Hopper. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Dear Young SMNTY: Music, Anger and Confidence

    Mar 18 2020

    Chelsea Ursin of the podcast Dear Young Rocker opens up about her experiences with being a female musician, anxiety, body image issues, anger, and having compassion for our younger selves. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Is catcalling harassment?

    Mar 14 2020

    Why do some men yell at women on the street? In this classic episode, Cristen and Caroline discuss why catcalling happens and women's century-long fight against street harassment. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Updates: March 2020 Edition

    Mar 13 2020

    Time for another update! On the docket: politics, culture, sports, and personal check-ins. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • A Feminist Look at Refugees at the US Border

    Mar 12 2020

    Helen Perry, the Executive Director of Global Response Management, joins us to describe the conditions of the refugees waiting at the US border in Matamoros, Mexico, how it specifically impacts women, and what we can do about it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: The Ghost of Phyllis Schlafly

    Mar 07 2020

    Conservative Phyllis Schlafly is best known as the anti-feminist who stopped the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, but her political legacy goes much deeper than championing housewifery. With the ERA back in the news, check on this classic where Cristen and Caroline discuss the rise of the woman who paved the way for Donald Trump and the alt-right political movement. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Finding Our Voices with Samara Bay

    Mar 06 2020

    Dialect coach and host of the podcast of Permission to Speak Samara Bay shares her insights around language, policing women's vocal patterns and how to trust your voice. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Comedy and Activism with Chanel Ali

    Mar 04 2020

    SMNTY sits down with comedian Chanel Ali to discuss women, comedy, and advocacy. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: NASA's Hidden Computer Women

    Feb 29 2020

    When NASA was formed in 1958, its prized pool of all-female "computers" desegregated. Until then, mathematicians of color -- including Presidential of Freedom recipient Katherine Johnson -- worked, ate and used the restroom in a separate facilities. Cristen and Caroline shed overdue light on Johnson and her brilliant West Computer teammates who helped launch America into space. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Female Firsts: Harriet E. Wilson

    Feb 28 2020

    Time for another edition of Female Firsts! Yves joins us once again to share the story of Harriet E. Wilson, author of the first known book by an African-American published in English in the United States. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Book Club: Unladylike

    Feb 27 2020

    For our inaugural SMNTY feminist book club, we're digging into "Unladylike: A Field Guide to Smashing the Patriarchy and Claiming Your Space" with the authors, Cristen and Caroline! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Interviews Georgia State Representative Park Cannon

    Feb 25 2020

    Anney and Samantha sit down with Georgia State Representative Park Cannon to discuss intersectional politics, bills in progress, and running for office. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: The Queer Saint Who Invented Intersectionality

    Feb 22 2020

    Pauli Murray is greatest intersectional trailblazer - and saint - you've never heard of. In this classic, Cristen and Caroline marvel at the life, love and genius of this queer, African-American civil rights lawyer decades ahead of her time who legally shaped the civil rights and feminist movements and earned an historic Episcopal priesthood. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Feminist Movie Friday: Mulan

    Feb 21 2020

    In this edition of Feminist Movie Friday, Samantha and Anney sit down and discuss the 1998 Disney classic Mulan. We promise we kept the singing to a minimum. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • A Salty SMNTY Valentine's

    Feb 19 2020

    Whether you celebrate Galentine's Day, Valentine's Day, Singles Awareness Day, or none of the above, Anney and Samantha have you covered with a chocolate box of history, traditions and Vinegar Valentine's. Will you be our Galentine? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Feminist Transphobia

    Feb 15 2020

    Trans-exclusionary radical feminists," or TERFs, is considered a slur. Yet, some radical feminists who define womanhood through biology rather than gender identity exist. In this classic episode, Cristen and Caroline explore how this transphobia has impacted feminism, women's colleges and public perceptions of what radical feminism means. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Woman of the House

    Feb 12 2020

    Does the emerging post-industrial economy favor women? What does the future hold for women in terms of education, jobs, and domestic decisions, and where does it leave men? Anney and Samantha attempt to untangle these complex questions and their global implications. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Women in Comics, Part 2

    Feb 08 2020

    When the Underground Comix Revolution happened in the 1960s, women still weren't welcome in comics circles, but it didn't stop them from making their art and telling their unique stories. In the second half of a two-part podcast, Cristen and Caroline trace the rise of women like Lynda Barry and Alison Bechdel in indie comics to the current clamor for more women in today's mainstream comic book industry. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Birds of Prey

    Feb 08 2020

    In conjunction with the release of the movie, Anney and Samantha flip through the pages of the Birds of Prey comics, digging into past portrayals of Batgirl, Oracle, Black Canary, Huntress, special guest Harley Quinn, and others. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • A SMNTY Roundup: 2020 Edition #1

    Feb 05 2020

    SMNTY circles up some news stories, from the ERA to the Oscars, and takes a look at how 2020 is going so far. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Female Firsts: Wangari Muta Maathai

    Feb 01 2020

    Friend of the show Yves drops by to share the story of Nobel Peace Prize winner and founder of the Green Belt Movement Wangari Muta Maathai. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Women in Comics, Part 1

    Feb 01 2020

    In 1896, Truth magazine published the first comic strip drawn by a woman. In the first half of a two-part podcast, Cristen and Caroline trace the early history of women in comics from the origin of the newspaper comic strip to the Golden Age of Comic Books. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Female Revengers: Part 2

    Jan 29 2020

    The female revenge movies strike back! In part two of our look in women and revenge, we look into our more modern genre of female vengeance. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Late Night TV - No Girls Allowed?

    Jan 25 2020

    Following up on our women in game shows episode, here's a classic about the women (and lack thereof) of late night. Is late night television resistant to women hosts and writers? Cristen and Caroline explore the past and present of late night TV to answer a question critics and viewers alike have been asking increasingly in recent years: where are the women? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Feminist Movie Friday: First Wives Club

    Jan 24 2020

    To continue the conversation around women, vengeance and justice, Anney and Samantha delve into the 1996 comedy First Wives Club and all of its 90s glory. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Female Revengers: Part 1

    Jan 22 2020

    In part one of this deep dive on female revenge, Anney and Samantha dig into the science behind revenge and discuss famous historical examples of women getting their revenge. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Do Women Run Twitter?

    Jan 18 2020

    Time for another classic! To mark the anniversary of the first-ever tweet in March 2006, Cristen and Caroline take a look at how women use Twitter in greater numbers than men -- except when it comes to running the powerful social media enterprise. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Importance of Pronouns

    Jan 17 2020

    At the end of 2019, 'they' as a singular pronoun was named as the word of the year and the decade by multiple institutions. Learn more about the past, present and future of gender neutral non-binary pronouns around the world. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Women in Game Shows: G.O.A.T. Edition

    Jan 15 2020

    Want to know more about women in the world of game shows, from hosts to contestants to models? Then come on down!! Prizes include trivia knowledge to annoy your friends. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Free the Nipple!

    Jan 11 2020

    Why are women on social media intentionally letting their nips slip? In this classic episode, Cristen and Caroline discuss the history and celebrity-fueled rise of the Free the Nipple movement and what bare nipples have to do with gender equality. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Cancel Culture

    Jan 10 2020

    Is it time for a #CancelCultureIsOverParty? Or is the concern around cancel culture overblown? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Influence of Social Media Influencers

    Jan 08 2020

    The good, the bad, and the ugly of social media influencers, instafame, and what it has to do with feminism. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Is dieting antifeminist?

    Jan 04 2020

    In this classic episode, we look back to Kjiersten Gruys, who went a year without looking in a mirror to readjust how she looks at her body. So how does losing weight for health compare to losing weight to meet beauty standards? Is intentional weight loss a feminist choice or feminist fail? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Feminism of Finances

    Jan 03 2020

    How does knowledge around finances empower women, and how does it relate to feminism? Financial coach Caroline Snyder joins us for a conversation all about women and money. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Hello 2020s!

    Jan 01 2020

    Goodbye 2010s, hello 2020s! Anney and Samantha discuss what the next decade might hold for feminism, for the show, and for ourselves, and make a few bold predictions along the way. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Why are humans helpful?

    Dec 28 2019

    Are men or women more cooperative? In this classic episode, Caroline and Cristen explore the science of cooperation, including how selfishness evolutionarily bred cooperation. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Female Firsts: Ban Zhao

    Dec 28 2019

    In the final female firsts of the year, Yves discusses Ban Zhao, China's first female historian. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Goodbye 2010s!

    Dec 25 2019

    As the decade comes to a close, Anney and Samantha look back on some of the biggest moments for women in the 2010s. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Queering Romantic Comedies

    Dec 21 2019

    Time for another classic! According to the romantic comedy canon, only straight people fall in love. In the final installment of their rom com podcast series, Cristen and Caroline examine how mainstream titles treat LGBTQ characters and how queer rom coms subvert expected tropes. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Women of Harry Potter

    Dec 20 2019

    Guest Vanessa Zoltan stops by to discuss the women of the Harry Potter universe, and why examining fictional works through a feminist lens matters. Bonus discussion of Jane Eyre. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Famous Female Food Mascots

    Dec 18 2019

    Betty Crocker, Aunt Jemima, Mrs. Butterworth - are any of these famous female food mascots based on a real person? What does pancake syrup have to do with it? What's the deal with Mrs. Butterworth and KFC's Colonel Sanders? All these ingredients make up a recipe for a fascinating historical deep dive on the female faces behind some of our most iconic food brands. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Do Sisters Make You Happier?

    Dec 15 2019

    Multiple studies indicate that people with sisters seem to be happier than people with brothers -- but what does this mean, and could it be true? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: How Much Is Virginity Worth?

    Dec 14 2019

    What’s the deal with virginity auctions? Why is virginity associated with both sacredness and stigma, especially for women? Is virginity a valueless construct rather than an actual physical state? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Shame and Blame Game

    Dec 13 2019

    The definitions of shame and guilt are still the source of much academic debate. In this episode, Anney and Samantha talk gender differences when it comes to shame, blame and guilt and dig into the science of victim-blaming. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Why Are We So Quick to Label Women?

    Dec 11 2019

    As humans we love labeling people. Why is that, and why are we so ready to label women? Anney and Samantha dish on the science of labeling and the pros and cons. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Do Female Astronauts Have the Right Stuff?

    Dec 07 2019

    When Kennedy announced the lunar missions, several women hoped to make the trip. The women of Mercury 13 excelled at physical testing yet weren't allowed to work at NASA. Why? Find out in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Feminist Movie Friday: A Tale of Two Holiday Superhero Movies

    Dec 06 2019

    Anney and Samantha dive into the feminism of two holiday classics: Batman Returns and Iron Man 3 (with bonus discussion on Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse). Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Indigenous Women You Need to Know

    Dec 05 2019

    Natalie Evans of the Some Kind of Brown Podcast discusses some of America's most badass indigenous women. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Emotional Labor: Holiday Edition

    Nov 30 2019

    When it comes to the holidays, women often shoulder a bulk of the responsibility for making them magical, whether it's meal-planning, meal-cooking, gift-buying, gift-wrapping, gift-shipping, decorating, cookie-baking, card-writing, phone-calling, peace-keeping, are you stressed yet?? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Imagining Forgiveness

    Nov 27 2019

    Deeply personal and emotional, forgiveness is also deeply difficult, fraught, and when it comes it to women, sometimes weaponized. Anney and Samantha debunk some forgiveness myths, discuss how-tos, and dig into the potential health benefits of letting go. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Is Food the New Sex?

    Nov 23 2019

    Have food morals replaced sexual morals? Do modern humans want pizza and chocolate more than sex? Surveys suggest yes. Listen in to this classic to learn more about how food and sex collide in the brain. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Fangirls Just Wanna Have Fun

    Nov 22 2019

    As a culture, we are uncomfortably comfortable with mocking fangirls. Why is that? Spoiler alert, it's sexism. Anney and Samantha trace the history of fangirls and our dismissal of them, and discuss why fangirls run the world. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • A Not-So-Scandalous Look At Sex, Politics and Women

    Nov 20 2019

    The recent resignation of Representative Katie Hill raised questions around abuse, revenge porn, and #metoo. Anney and Samantha look at past examples of women involved in political scandals and examine gender differences in the fallout of scandal (and take a quick look at what's going on with the ERA). Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Firefighting Women

    Nov 16 2019

    Although women have served as volunteer firefighters since the 19th century, putting out fires for a living is one of the hardest careers for women to pursue today. Brush up on the history of women firefighters and why gender discrimination still persists in many fire departments in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Getting to the Heart of Heartbreak

    Nov 15 2019

    From ill-advised haircuts to sobbing over breakup songs, heartbreak is a powerful thing that can make us do all kinds of stuff. Anney and Samantha examine the gender differences in heartbreak, dig into whether it can be deadly, share some personal experiences, and ask the ever-important question: will our heartbreak go on and on? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Female Firsts: Huda Sha'arawi

    Nov 13 2019

    Yves stops by for another edition of female firsts, this time to discuss Huda Sha'arawi, the first president of Egyptian Feminist Union and Arab Feminist Union. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Villainesses

    Nov 09 2019

    From the Wicked Witch to Ursula and Maleficent, portrayals of pop culture villainesses can tell us about views of real-world women. Find out more in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Women in Puppetry: Part II

    Nov 08 2019

    In our continuing conversation around women in puppetry, we talk to puppeteer and artist Sarah Frechette about what the creation process is like, how the world of puppetry has changed, and what is it like being a woman in the industry. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Black Widow, Baby

    Nov 06 2019

    Not the avenger. Following up on our episodes around female killers, Anney and Samantha return to the black widow killer, digging into definitions, explanations, and examples. Come get caught in our web. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: The Women Behind Disney

    Nov 02 2019

    Did you know an army of Disney "animation girls" helped bring its classic films to life? This classic episode traces the evolution of women working in the early days of Disney and women in animation's continuing quest to shatter the celluloid ceiling. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Unraveling the Mystery of the Winchester House

    Nov 01 2019

    Stairs that lead to nowhere. Hidden passages. Upside down pillars. Since it's 1923 opening to the public, the Winchester Mystery House has attracted millions of visitors, and even inspired a movie in 2018. But what is the story behind the house's creator, Sarah Winchester? Did she build the house to confuse vengeful ghosts as legend suggests, or was it the product of her whimsical design ideas? Anney and Samantha are on the case! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetw...more

  • Women in Puppetry: Part I

    Oct 30 2019

    With the help of puppeteers Kristin Haverty and Louise Lapointe, Anney and Samantha pull back the curtains on the women behind the puppets. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Farmer Janes

    Oct 26 2019

    Being a farmer's wife used to be the pinnacle role for women in agriculture, but that's changing fast. In this classic episode, learn how more women are reclaiming land and running farms, becoming seen as the rising gatekeepers of sustainable food production. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Female Serial Killers: Part 2

    Oct 25 2019

    The concluding chapter of our two-part look at female serial killers features some of modern history's most chilling examples. Who will make the final cut? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Female Serial Killers: Part 1

    Oct 24 2019

    In part one of this two-parter, Anney and Samantha take a stab at explaining our morbid fascination with serial killers, the root of our cultural misconception that women can't be serial killers, the main differences between male and female serial killers, and attempt to separate the facts from the legend of some of history's most notorious female murderers. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Where Be (Female) Monsters?

    Oct 18 2019

    Welcome to your worst (podcast) nightmare. Anney and Samantha delve into the storied history of female monsters, and talk about how we can bridge the monster gender gap. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Scares the Crap Out of You

    Oct 16 2019

    In this episode, we look at the gender differences in fear. But don't worry. We'll get through this together. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Feminist Movie Friday: Alien Edition

    Oct 12 2019

    As we approach the 40th anniversary of the 1979 Ridley Scott film Alien, Anney finally achieves her dream of dissecting the feminism, criticism, art and horror of one of her favorites. Samantha patiently supports her. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Two Podcasters Walk into a Bar

    Oct 10 2019

    Anney and Samantha host a cocktail hour with some of Atlanta's brightest mixologists, sipping on drinks while learning what it takes to be in the biz. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Spill Your Salary Secrets

    Oct 05 2019

    In this classic episode, Anney and Samantha spotlight the new podcast She Makes Money Moves. Salary talk with coworkers is becoming the new "do" in digital workplaces. recruitHER founders Gina Helfrich and Ashley Doyal share their insights on savvy negotiation, the power of salary transparency and how women and tech companies can jointly hack the wage gap. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Women in the Alcohol Industry

    Oct 04 2019

    Two women whipping up creative cocktails in Atlanta's bar scene stop by to share their experiences, and their advice. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Roundup: Kavanaugh, #MeToo, Games and More

    Oct 02 2019

    In this grabbag of an episode, Anney and Samantha do an update on some recent stories including new allegations against Brett Kavanaugh, #MeToo, trauma, board games, green army women, D&D and the mysterious more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Female Firsts: Norma Merrick Sklarek

    Sep 27 2019

    Friend of the show Yves is back for another episode of Female Firsts, this time on Norma Merrick Sklarek, one of the first black female architects.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Mentors and MomStuff

    Sep 25 2019

    Mentors and role models can be hugely empowering for women. Anney gushes about her mom, and we discuss the value of having strong women in our lives. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Where Are the Women in Political Campaigns?

    Sep 23 2019

    Women are a rare sight in the upper echelons of political campaign management and strategy. In this classic episode, we look at why that is.The first two episodes of Modern Ruhles are now available. Listen here. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Send in the Clowns

    Sep 21 2019

    Anney and Samantha sit down with two hospital clowns to discuss what it takes to be a woman in clowning, with all of its up and downs. Join us as we talk empathy, the power of human connection, and tooters. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Opioid Crisis

    Sep 18 2019

    What is the opioid crisis and how does it impact women specifically? Anney and Samantha discuss how we got here, and what we can do about it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: The Female Insomniac

    Sep 14 2019

    As a followup to our recent episode on sleep (and not getting it), here's a classic episode on the question of why women are far likelier to suffer from insomnia than men. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • A Podcast by Any Other Name

    Sep 13 2019

    Say our name, say our name. What's with our fascination with names? Why are there so few females Jrs.? Can SMNTY finally make a name for itself by asking what, exactly, is in a name? So many questions, so many answers! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Pulls an All-Nighter

    Sep 11 2019

    Women are getting historically low levels of sleep. Why is that? Anney and Samantha look into why women struggle to catch some zzzs, and share some tips for getting better sleep. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Clowns Around

    Sep 06 2019

    Throughout our history, clowning has been a powerful art form, capable of bringing joy and swaying politicians. Come wire walk with us as we look at famous female clowns, past and present. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Sees Red

    Sep 04 2019

    The color red is associated with a lot of things: passion, lust, danger, anger, love, hate, power. Anney and Samantha talk color theory, the power of red, and just what it means to don a red dress.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: The Science of BFFs

    Aug 31 2019

    What's the scientific function of best friendship? Cristen and Caroline put besties and bromances under the microscope to discover the pros and cons of how these influential relationships shape our lives. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Fake Geek Girl Strikes Back

    Aug 30 2019

    Is the mythical fake geek girl a phantom menace? Anney and Samantha investigate, and wonder if there is a new hope for detoxifying toxic fandoms. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • It Ain't Easy Being Green?

    Aug 28 2019

    A recent study found straight men avoid environmentally-friendly behaviors out of fears that people will perceive them as gay. Anney and Samantha sort through homophobia, sexism, and environmental issues. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Can You Be Friends with an Ex?

    Aug 24 2019

    After a romance fail, should you stay friends with an ex? Studies show that most people attempt post-romantic friendships -- but how does it work out? Find out in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Shine Theory

    Aug 23 2019

    According to Shine Theory, powerful women make the best friends. But does success in life and career get in the way of healthy female friendships? Learn more in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Women Supporting Women

    Aug 22 2019

    Don't underestimate the value of women supporting women. Anney and Samantha talk the power of uplifting and ampilfying the voices of other women.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Daddy's Girls

    Aug 17 2019

    How do girls' relationships with their fathers influence who they grow up to become? This classic episode unpacks the psychology of "daddy issues" and the unique dynamics of father-daughter bonding. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Bridging the Podcast Gender Gap

    Aug 16 2019

    Even though women listen to podcasts at about the same rate as men, there's a gender gap when it comes to hosts. Why is that, and how do we fix it? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Mental Positivity

    Aug 15 2019

    Anney and Samantha discuss mental health, and how to take care of yourself and others during a time of crisis. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Dutiful Daughter

    Aug 10 2019

    Women often take the brunt of caring for aging and ill parents. Anney and Samantha take a look at the costs, and share personal experiences about what it looks like. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Body Positivity

    Aug 07 2019

    What exactly is body positivity, and does it have a negative side? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Spotlight: Everywhere

    Aug 03 2019

    Anney and Samantha introduce a new travel podcast from friend Daniel Scheffler called Everywhere. And in the spirit of the show, they revisit a classic episode about wanderlust.The first few episodes of Everywhere are now available. Listen here! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Spray Tan Politics

    Aug 02 2019

    Suntanned skin became a seasonal beauty standard for wealthy white women in the 1920s. Past hosts Cristen and Caroline explore the class and colorism behind our tanning tradition and spotlight why there's far more than Coco Chanel's revolutionary sunburn in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Meet our queer fashion panel!

    Jul 31 2019

    For many LGBTQ folks, the personal takes on an element of the political when it's time to get dressed. In this classic episode, Caroline chats with designer Leon Wu, style expert Sonny Oram and beauty editor Aja Aguirre about the growing queer-fashion landscape and the importance of social media in helping shape communities and identities. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Takes a Hike

    Jul 29 2019

    Anney and Samantha delve into the history of hiking, famous female pioneers in the great outdoors, and how to make hiking more inclusive. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Female Firsts: Gabriela Mistral

    Jul 25 2019

    Friend of the show Yves stops by for another rendition of Female Firsts, this time to discuss Gabriela Mistral, the first Latin American to win Nobel Prize in Literature. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Men Like Beer, Women Like Wine?

    Jul 20 2019

    Your drink choice says a lot about you, or so society would have you believe. Why is beer for men, and wine for women? Anney and Samantha look into stereotypes around drinking, and discuss why we need to make the phrase 'girly drinks' a thing of the past. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Men Like Meat, Women Like Salad?

    Jul 17 2019

    When it comes to gendered stereotypes around food, men are meat eaters, while women are laughing as they enthusiastically eat a salad. Why is that, and what does it have to do with sustainability and toxic masculinity? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Motivation Matters

    Jul 13 2019

    Confidence is not a problem for U.S. women's soccer star Abby Wambach; the gender wage gap is. Recently retired, the gold medalist and top international scorer is shifting her focus from heading goals to tackling gender equality, and she's not going to let anything get in her way. Hear from her in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Impossible Goal

    Jul 12 2019

    Anney and Samantha talk about impossible goals, chasing perfection, fear of failure and self-sabotage. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • What is Normal?

    Jul 10 2019

    The average-sized woman in America is between a size 14-16. But we hardly ever see that in our media or clothing choices. Anney and Samantha dig into why, and discuss the new 'normal'. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Bisexuality: Part 2

    Jul 06 2019

    In the second part of our bisexuality episode, our expert guests return with advice and resources for bisexual folks, and share some personal experience and even a bi-ku (bisexual haiku) along the way. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Bisexuality: Part 1

    Jul 04 2019

    Anney and Samantha sit down with a panel of advocates, lawyers and researchers to discuss what it means to be bisexual, the issues facing the community, and what we can do about them. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Back in the Habit?

    Jun 28 2019

    Humans are creatures of habit, but is habit a creativity killer? We talk about what routine looks like for women, and the benefits of breaking out of the same old thing every now and again. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • BDSM: Part 2

    Jun 27 2019

    In part two of our look into BDSM and kink, our guests talk diversity, feminism, and advice. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Understanding Miscarriage

    Jun 22 2019

    Miscarriage is one of the most common pregnancy experiences, though rarely talked about openly. This classic episode provides an overview of what miscarriage entails, what causes it, what doesn't and its psychological repercussions of pregnancy loss for women and men. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • BDSM: Part 1

    Jun 21 2019

    The world of BDSM is vast and often misunderstood. A & S sit down with guests from this world to discuss all things kink in part one of this two part episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Female Firsts: Lorraine Hansberry

    Jun 19 2019

    Contributor Yves stops by to talk Broadway and Lorraine Hansberry for our recurring segment on female firsts. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Women <3 Monsters?

    Jun 15 2019

    In our pop culture, women frequently lust after monsters. Why is that? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Daddy Issues

    Jun 12 2019

    Are daddy issues, like, a thing? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • A Conversation with Lora DiCarlo

    Jun 07 2019

    The founder of Lora DiCarlo joins Anney and Samantha to discuss the Osé, CES controversy, and female pleasure. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Is Plan B access bad for girls?

    Jun 01 2019

    A while back, a court decision to lift age restrictions on purchasing Plan B emergency contraception set off a firestorm of controversy. In light of current events, let's revisit this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The ABCs of being Ace

    May 31 2019

    Adjoa Danso joins us to discuss asexuality. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Spectrum of Sexuality

    May 29 2019

    Are women inherently more complicated than men when it comes to sexuality? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: At Home Abortions

    May 25 2019

    In this classic episode, take a look at the changing laws around pill induced abortion. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • What are Crisis Pregnancy Centers?

    May 24 2019

    Maya Kroth stops by to take us inside a crisis pregnancy center. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • What's Happening with Roe v. Wade?

    May 23 2019

    With the onslaught of state heartbeat laws in the US, Anney and Samantha check in on abortion laws and Roe v Wade. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Anna Delvey, This Summer's $cam Queen

    May 18 2019

    Anna Delvey is back in the news. In this classic episode, we delve into her story and break down our fascination with scammers. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Involuntary Celibacy

    May 17 2019

    Who are incels, and how did they go from people searching for connection and support online to a group largely composed of male supremacists calling for and sometimes committing real-life acts of violence against women? Anney and Samantha break it down. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Feminism: 4.0

    May 16 2019

    Anney and Samantha do a check-in on feminism, and why people are still so afraid of the 'f' word. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Why do we celebrate Mother’s Day?

    May 11 2019

    On Sunday, Americans will spend more than $16 billion dollars celebrating Mother's Day. This classic episode digs into why we treat moms to brunch and flowers every second Sunday in May, and why the founder of Mother's Day regretted how popular it became. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The New Adventures of SMNTY

    May 10 2019

    Anney and new host Samantha check in with the past, present and future of Stuff Mom Never Told You (and go on a few tangents along the way). Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

    May 08 2019

    Christine Nobiss of Seeding Sovereignty stops by to discuss the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, and what we can do about it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Female Firsts: Banking and Ballet

    May 04 2019

    Friend of the show Yves stops by with a new segment looking at female firsts. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Becoming a Survivor

    May 03 2019

    In this final episode of our miniseries on trauma, we talk about what it means to become a survivor. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Too Much Empathy

    May 01 2019

    Is it possible to have too much empathy? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Therapy: Part 2

    Apr 29 2019

    Therapy can be a powerful coping tool. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Bonus Interview: Dr. Shaili Jain and the Unspeakable Mind

    Apr 27 2019

    After 20 years of working in the field and 10 years of research, Dr. Shaili Jain stops by to discuss her new book 'The Unspeakable Mind', and how PTSD is a public health issue that impacts all of us. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Therapy: Part 1

    Apr 24 2019

    Ever wondered what therapy is like? Sit in on a session. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Bonus Episode: Trauma-Informed Training and Trial

    Apr 20 2019

    In this bonus episode, a retired detective talks about trauma-informed training, and a lawyer discusses what a sexual assault trial entails. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Good Coping

    Apr 19 2019

    Here's what good coping can look like. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Dating in the Era of #MeToo

    Apr 17 2019

    The reckoning that is #MeToo has rippled out into the dating realm. Anney and Samantha dish on what it's like to date these days. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Bonus Episode: Rape Kits

    Apr 16 2019

    A survivor of sexual assault shares her story, and we discuss the past, present and future of rape kits. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Aftermath and Unhealthy Coping

    Apr 12 2019

    Survivors of a traumatic event frequently resort to unhealthy coping mechanisms, from substance abuse to eating disorders. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Cost of Coming Forward

    Apr 10 2019

    Anney and Samantha delve into the financial, emotional and physical costs of reporting sexual assault. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Craft Beer Brewsters

    Apr 06 2019

    Along with the rise of craft beer has come the revival of women brewmasters who challenge the stereotype of beer as a man's drink. Learn more about the ancient history and return of women to craft beer brewing in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Society, Sex and Women

    Apr 05 2019

    Let's talk about sex, baby. Anney and Samantha talk sexualization, body image, masturbation, virginity, and more in this grab bag of an episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Trauma: Part 2

    Apr 03 2019

    In the second part of our examination of trauma, we look at what trauma looks and feels like. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Bonus Episode: Women and Likability

    Mar 30 2019

    In this bonus episode, Jack and Miles of The Daily Zeitgeist stop by to discuss the likability factor. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Trauma: Part 1

    Mar 29 2019

    Trauma can manifest in a multitude of ways. Anney and Samantha talk about the different types of trauma. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Grooming 101

    Mar 27 2019

    What is grooming and how do you recognize it? Anney and Samantha break it down. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: The Asian Fetish

    Mar 23 2019

    The fetishization of East Asian women, derisively referred to as "yellow fever," is as old as the Silk Road. In this classic episode, we unpack the history and Hollywood perpetuation of stereotyping Asian women as either submissive lotus flowers or cunning dragon ladies, defined only by their exoticism and sexuality. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Are We Failures?

    Mar 22 2019

    In the first episode of a mini-series looking at trauma and sexual assault, Anney and guest co-host Samantha discuss the question of failure. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Fictional Attraction

    Mar 20 2019

    Where do celebrity crushes, affections for fictional characters and hero worship come from? Learn about the fascinating spectrum of parasocial relationships we develop with people in books, television and tabloids in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Cooking Shows

    Mar 16 2019

    In 1963, Julia Child made an omelet on Boston public television and changed culinary history forever. Dive into the story of how television cooking gave rise to celebrity chefs who brought a new generation of cooking women into our homes for better -- or burnt. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Women In Entertainment Production

    Mar 15 2019

    What is it like for women working behind the scenes of film and television these days? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Is foodie culture the new art?

    Mar 13 2019

    Is food porn unhealthy? Do foodies represent a cultural era of feast or famine? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Where did spring break come from?

    Mar 11 2019

    The origin of spring break dates back to a Colgate University swim coach, and Fort Lauderdale was the first spring break capitol. Tune in to learn more about spring break, along with the relationship between spring break and sexual health. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Ariana Grande and the Question of 'Too Woke'

    Mar 08 2019

    Miranda Hawkins gives Anney a rundown on Ariana Grande's music video 'Thank U, Next', and questions around what it is to be 'woke'. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: The Secret History of International Women's Day

    Mar 06 2019

    International Women's Day, celebrated every March 8, is a holiday inspired by factory women going on strike for better wages and working conditions. Get to the bottom of the holiday's history in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Bonus Interview: Women in Tabletop Gaming

    Mar 02 2019

    In this bonus interview, we continue the conversation around women in tabletop game development with Heather O'Neill and Heather Wilson of 9th Level Games. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Asian-American Identity

    Mar 01 2019

    Friend of the show Sonam Vashi stops by to delve into the history and future of what it means to be Asian-American. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Mardi Gras Women

    Feb 27 2019

    When people think of women and Mardi Gras, they probably imagine bare breasts and beads -- but that's certainly not the extent of women's participation in the Fat Tuesday fest. Just in time for Mardi Gras, enjoy this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Are NFL Cheerleaders Being Exploited?

    Feb 23 2019

    From high school to the NFL, cheerleaders face intense objectification. Learn more in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • No Means No the First Time

    Feb 22 2019

    Dating scripts and popular media teach us that with persistence, a 'no' can be turned into a 'yes'. But no means no. The first time. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Drunkorexia

    Feb 20 2019

    In this classic episode, we take a look back at something making headlines again lately, "drunkorexia". This term was coined in 2008 to describe people who intentionally drink on an empty stomach to "save" calories and money, but it has more serious implications for the intersection of eating disorders and substance abuse. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Fighting Shirley Chisholm

    Feb 16 2019

    Shirley Chisholm didn't want to be known solely as the first African-American woman in U.S. Congress and to run for the Democratic nomination for president. This President's Day, let's look back at life and legacy of this Brooklyn educator ahead of her time in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Princesses and Evil Step Mothers

    Feb 15 2019

    Would you rather be a princess or an evil stepmother? Because for a long time, those were the only two paths open to women and girls in Disney movies. Guests Jamie and Caitlin of the Bechdel Cast join the show to discuss the representation of women in movies. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: The Hidden Costs of Valentine's Day Flowers

    Feb 13 2019

    As Valentine's Day approaches, so to do the roses. Where do Valentine's bouquets come from? What's it like for women working in the flower industry? Tune in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: The Singlehood Stigma

    Feb 09 2019

    More people are delaying or avoiding marriage, and also raising children outside of wedlock. Are single people penalized? In this classic episode, learn more about the singlehood stigma and how it impacts all the single ladies the most. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Women in Tabletop Gaming Development

    Feb 08 2019

    Women are underrepresented when it comes to tabletop game development. Nicole Amato of Cardboard Fortress Games joins the show to share her experiences and offer some advice. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Chocoholism

    Feb 06 2019

    If Valentine's Day advertising is to be believed, women cannot resist chocolate. Is there any truth to this stereotype, or is it all advertising? Find out in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Fair Play: Women in Tabletop Gaming

    Feb 01 2019

    Tracy V. Wilson of Stuff You Missed in History Class stops by to discuss the world of tabletop games. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Why the Notorious RBG is a BFD

    Jan 30 2019

    From an Oscar nominated documentary to a cameo in the Lego Movie 2, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is everywhere lately. In this classic episode, Irin Carmon, coauthor of Notorious RBG, joins Anney and Bridget to talk about how the Supreme Court justice became so notorious. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: What's the buzz on vibrators?

    Jan 26 2019

    Recently, CES came under fire for rescinding an award given to a handsfree device that allows for a blended orgasm. This points to a broader anxiety our society has around female pleasure. According to a recent study, around half of American adults use a vibrator on a regular basis -- yet the devices remain controversial. In this classic episode, Cristen and Molly explore the history of vibrators, from Victorian society to the modern day. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpo...more

  • Women's Bodies & Middle Eastern Culture

    Jan 25 2019

    Anna and Shereen of the podcast Ethnically Ambiguous dish on their experiences being raised by immigrant parents in the United States. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Do Men Exercise More Than Women?

    Jan 23 2019

    Sure, men and women have different exercise motivations -- but which group exercises more? Just in time for resolution season, please enjoy this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Is Man Flu Real?

    Jan 19 2019

    Do men complain more about being sick? Do women have stronger immune systems? Who takes the most sick days? All this and more in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Motherhood and Identity

    Jan 18 2019

    The hosts of YouTurns drop by to discuss the shifting phases of motherhood and identity. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Is fitspo unhealthy for women?

    Jan 16 2019

    It's a new year, and for a lot of us that means goals to get more exercise. Fitness inspiration, known as fitspo, is supposed to get women exercising, but is it helpful or hurtful for women's body images? Find out in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Where are the black female directors?

    Jan 12 2019

    When the Oscars snubbed 'Selma' director Ava DuVernay, it left many with a bigger question about the absence of black female directors in Hollywood. In this classic Oscar season episode, Cristen and Caroline search behind the camera for women of color. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Where are the women of Wikipedia?

    Jan 11 2019

    Wikipedia has a gender content gap. Here's why, and what you can do to help. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Work Wives

    Jan 09 2019

    Over our working lives, we encounter plenty of pals, acquaintances and even enemies, but the beloved work spouse is rarer -- and, it turns out, more productivity-enhancing. In this classic, we revisit just what makes the work wife relationship so special. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Don’t Make Mac Miller’s Death About Ariana Grande

    Jan 05 2019

    In this classic episode, we offer a friendly reminder that celebrities are people. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Sexism in Language

    Jan 04 2019

    Language, why so sexist? A & B delve into some history, some science and some sexism. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Do New Year's resolutions work?

    Jan 02 2019

    Humans have made New Year's resolutions for millennia - and had a terrible time sticking to them. So, great expectations aside, why do most resolutions fail? Listen in to this classic episode as Cristen and Caroline learn more about science of willpower and how to stick with resolutions. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: #blessed

    Dec 29 2018

    Are #blessed and #lucky just another way for women to downplay success -- or to humblebrag? In this classic episode, Cristen and Caroline dive into why so many ladies on social media seem to feel the need to portray themselves as effortlessly perfect. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • A Very Merry Holiday Bonus Episode

    Dec 28 2018

    In this bonus episode, we unwrap some holiday movie tropes. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Bye Felipe

    Dec 26 2018

    Recently, Cardi B's ex interrupted her concert to beg her to take her back, and some of her fans called 'toxic masculinity'. It has us thinking about how men handle (or don't) rejection in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Hollywood's First Female Directors

    Dec 22 2018

    You may have heard about some controversy around the Oscars lately. We throw our hat in the ring, and revisit this classic episode about the first female director of Hollywood. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Problematic Fave: Lena Dunham

    Dec 21 2018

    In the return of this segment, A & B discuss why Lena Dunham is always trending for all the wrong reasons on Twitter. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Gymnastics Gold

    Dec 19 2018

    As USA Gymnastics declares bankruptcy, we look back at the talented gymnasts representing the US in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: The Women Behind Santa

    Dec 15 2018

    Tis the season for giving, sharing meals with loved ones, and forgetting Mrs. Claus exists. No more! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Women in Comedy

    Dec 14 2018

    Beth Newell, the co-founder of Reductress, shares the funny and not so funny of being a woman in comedy. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: The Gendered Chef

    Dec 12 2018

    How did chef get to be a 'man's job', and how is that changing? Find out in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Rom Coms 101

    Dec 08 2018

    Rom coms were invented thanks to Hollywood censorship. Give yourself the gift of a crash course on Rom Coms in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Much Ado About Burnout

    Dec 07 2018

    Alison Green from Ask A Manager stops by to discuss all things burnout, and advises you to take a vacation. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Why are women true crime's bloodthirstiest fans?

    Dec 05 2018

    Whether in print or on television, true crime draws its largest audience from women. We investigate why in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Is kleptomania a female disorder?

    Dec 01 2018

    Why are two-thirds of diagnosed kleptomaniacs women? How does it relate to the 19th-century rise of retail consumerism, shoplifting and keeping wealthy women out of prison? Find out in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Death of the Author and Rosemary's Baby

    Nov 30 2018

    In the wake of #metoo, a lot of us are left with a question: What do we do with the art created by monstrous artists? Guest and friend of the show Chandler Mays stops by to discuss, using the case of Rosemary's Baby. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Charitable Burnout

    Nov 28 2018

    The nonprofit sector is made up of 74 percent women, but men tend to fill organizations' highest ranks. This classic episode looks at all the ins and outs of nonprofit's not-so-generous gender dynamics and burnout-prone working conditions. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Retail Hell

    Nov 24 2018

    Retail is America's largest employment sector that often treats its low-wage workforce worse than an H&M sales rack. Cristen and Caroline explain why. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Are the Holidays Bad for Relationships?

    Nov 23 2018

    Although romantic holiday movies lead us to believe that it's the most wonderful time of the year to fall in love, it's actually the most common time of the year for breakups. This classic episode looks at why that is, and offers some tips for holiday stress management. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: The Mother of Thanksgiving

    Nov 21 2018

    American Thanksgiving may have Pilgrim roots, but its modern-day celebration is the handiwork of an 18th-century magazine editor. For 30 years, Sarah Josepha Hale campaigned U.S. Presidents to establish Thanksgiving as a national holiday and urged American women to cook a special turkey dinner every November. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: The Anthropology of Pie

    Nov 17 2018

    Pie is an ancient food that began as a utilitarian and often inedible necessity and evolved over centuries into its current role as a sweet treat and dessert nemesis of cake. Cristen and Caroline get in the holiday cooking spirit by examining the anthropology of pie as well as its many gendered layers. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Bloomerism and Feminism

    Nov 16 2018

    The hosts of Dressed: The History of Fashion stop by to discuss bloomerism, feminism, and the lasting impact of the bloomer movement. It'll knock the pants off you. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: DIY Craft Revival

    Nov 14 2018

    This holiday season, more people than ever are seeking out handmade, locally-sourced gifts from the likes of Etsy. But the online marketplace is only one part of a broader crafting revival interwoven with political activism, feminism and entrepreneurial spirit. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Adult Acne

    Nov 10 2018

    Somewhere along the line, we bought into the myth that acne is merely a rite of passage for teens, rather than something that grown-ups with jobs and bank accounts should have to worry about. Cristen and Molly look into why so many women and trans men struggle with acne, how birth control affects and additional treatment options. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Making Friends with Loneliness

    Nov 09 2018

    Guest co-host Tari Harrison drops in to give her tips for making friends with loneliness. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: The Female Nude

    Nov 07 2018

    The female nude is a cornerstone of Western art, so how should we interpret her importance? Cristen and Caroline investigate the art history and societal significance of these mysterious unclothed muses. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Skyrocketing Suicide Among Women Vets

    Nov 03 2018

    Women veterans are taking their own lives at staggering rates, according to the latest research from the VA. E&B take a closer look at the numbers to better understand the problem - and possible solutions. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Women and Pay Transparency

    Nov 02 2018

    One of the ways frequently proposed to combat the gender and racial wage gaps is with pay transparency, but that begs the question - why are we so weird about money? A & B take a closer look at pay transparency, and get a little weird themselves. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Halloween Slasher Spectacular!

    Oct 31 2018

    Do slasher films glorify sex and violence toward women? What is the "final girl" archetype, and what can we learn from other slasher film tropes? Join Caroline and Cristen as they delve into the evolution of the slasher film genre. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: What Not to Wear on Halloween

    Oct 27 2018

    Halloween 'tis the season for creative costumes, but why do so many people wear racist, offensive outfits? Cristen and Caroline discuss cultural appropriation and how it impacts broader society not just during Halloween season. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Feminism of Running

    Oct 26 2018

    Anney and guest co-host Allison Loudermilk swap personal running stories and talk about the feminism of running. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Can You Have Sex with a Ghost?

    Oct 24 2018

    Ke$ha claimed to have sex with a ghost, and the pop star is not alone in the claim. So why do people believe that incubi, succubi and ghosts lurk in the bedroom. Is sleep paralysis to blame for people’s reports of ghost sex? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Women's Prisons vs. "Orange Is the New Black"

    Oct 20 2018

    A recent report found that female inmates in the US are far likelier to be disciplined than male inmates. Learn more about women's prisons, and the accuracy (or not) of "Orange is the New Black" in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Invisible Illness

    Oct 20 2018

    Millions of people are dealing with invisible illness, possibly not even knowing it. Guest co-host and contributor Yves Jeffcoat discusses women with invisible illnesses. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: The Sweaty History of the American Gym

    Oct 17 2018

    If you wanted a deeper dive into the history of gyms and health spas after our recent episode on gym-timidation, we've got just the classic episode for you. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Can Science Fiction Save the World?

    Oct 13 2018

    For the first time, a woman has the role of famous sci-fi character Dr. Who. In this classic episode, we talk about how science fiction can be a force for change. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Mother, Destroyer

    Oct 13 2018

    Guest co-host Julie Douglas stops by to talk about her role as mother, and as destroyer. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics - Problematic Faves: Taylor Swift

    Oct 10 2018

    Taylor Swift recently made the news by breaking her silence around politics. We look back at Taylor Swift's feminism in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Sexy Halloween Costumes, Why?

    Oct 06 2018

    A sexy Handmaid's Tale costume caused quite the controversy recently, but when did costumes for women get the sexy treatment? We look into in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Why Didn't You Believe Her?

    Oct 05 2018

    Horror fans Anney and guest co-host Lauren Vogelbaum talk about the horror movie trope of not believing women, and how it relates to #BelieveHer. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Angry Women

    Oct 03 2018

    We've had a lot of high profile examples of anger lately, and our gendered responses to them. In this classic episode, we revisit angry women, and our perceptions of them. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Inside Ireland's Fight for Abortion Access

    Sep 29 2018

    The 8th amendment banning abortion in the Republic of Ireland has been formally repealed. A & B look back at the history leading up to this point in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Sexism and Gym-timidation

    Sep 28 2018

    Sexism at the gym is keeping women from working out. A & B talk some history, some gym fashion, weightlifting, and how to make things better. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Gender Based Harassment Doesn't Have to be Sexual

    Sep 26 2018

    As more details come out about the level of ousted CBS head Les Moonves' wrongdoings, one thing is clear - gender based harassment doesn't have to be sexual. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: The Anita Hill Effect

    Sep 22 2018

    The allegations of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is reminiscent of Anita Hill's testimony in 1991. A & B revisit this case and some of the similarities.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • A Herstory of Women Pretending to be Men

    Sep 21 2018

    Throughout history, women have pretended to be men to enter spaces where they weren't welcome. A & B discuss some of the most famous cases, and ideal-casting for the inevitable future movies about them. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Don’t Make Mac Miller’s Death About Ariana Grande

    Sep 19 2018

    The Yoko Effect strikes again. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: #MeToo 2: Louis CK Edition

    Sep 15 2018

    Recently, Louis C.K. made a surprise appearance at the Comedy Cellar. A & B revisit his predatory behavior.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Ugly Past of Cosmetic Surgery

    Sep 15 2018

    More people than ever are electing to undergo cosmetic surgery. A & B take a look at the history of cosmetic surgery and discuss why that is and what it means. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • At Home Abortions

    Sep 12 2018

    A & B take a look at the changing laws around pill induced abortion. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Miss, Ms., Mrs.

    Sep 09 2018

    A & B revisit this episode to educate themselves about the difference between Miss, Ms., and Mrs. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Brett Kava-NAW?

    Sep 07 2018

    Who is Trump's SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh? A&B try to find out.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Women, Ambition, and Running for Office

    Sep 06 2018

    A & B are joined by author Jo Piazza to talk about her new book and the challenges faced by women running for office.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Wanderlust

    Sep 01 2018

    A & B revisit a classic SMNTY episode by Cristen and Caroline about solo travel. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • How Aretha Franklin's RESPECT Became a Take No Sh*t Anthem

    Aug 31 2018

    A&B pay R-E-S-P-E-C-T to the Queen of Soul. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Complex PTSD and #MeToo

    Aug 29 2018

    A & B talk about complex PTSD and mental health during the age of #MeToo. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Is Catcalling Harassment?

    Aug 26 2018

    A & B revisit the age-old question in this classic episode: Is Catcalling Harassment? Spoiler Alert: Yes. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Sexism and Tokyo Medical University

    Aug 24 2018

    A recent investigation revealed that admission to a prestigious medical school in Japan was rigged to keep women out. A & B discuss the ramifications, as well as sexism in Japan and the medical field at large. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • When a Feminist is Accused of a Sex Crime

    Aug 22 2018

    Feminist professor Avital Ronell has been accused of sexual harassment. Here's what it means. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Women and White Supremacy

    Aug 18 2018

    A year after Charlottesvile, A & B revisit this episode looking into the women of white supremacy with the help of journalist Laura Smith and entrepreneur/activist Marissa Jenae Johnson. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • France Just Made Catcalling Illegal

    Aug 17 2018

    A&B break down France's new law. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • A lot of women are having bad sex

    Aug 15 2018

    Research shows women are having bad sex. Here's what it means. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Summer of Beyonce

    Aug 11 2018

    A&B revisit this episode on Beyonce in light of her Vogue cover. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • It's okay to travel by yourself

    Aug 10 2018

    More and more women are traveling solo. Here's why. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Why do women change their names after marriage?

    Aug 08 2018

    A&B dive into the history (and tension) around changing your surname. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Cosplaying While Female

    Aug 04 2018

    Anney is gearing up for DragonCon, so we're revisiting our favorite episode on ladies who cosplay. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Were you raised by a narcissist?

    Aug 03 2018

    Were you raised by a narcissist? Here's how to spot a narcissist, even if it's your own parent. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Female Journalists are Under Attack in India

    Aug 01 2018

    Female journalists in India are putting up with harassment, slut-shaming and worse. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Miss America is Ditching the Swimsuit Competition

    Jul 29 2018

    Some big changes are coming to the pageant world. A&B revisit what it means. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Meet the New Zealand Prime Minister Who Gave Birth in Office

    Jul 27 2018

    She's only the second world leader to give birth in office. Here's what it means. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Terry Crews and the Men of #MeToo

    Jul 25 2018

    Everyone can be sexually harassed. We need to talk about the experience for men.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Video Games & Women, Part II

    Jul 21 2018

    What's it like for women who play video games, having to deal with gamer girl stereotypes, in-game harassment and a shortage of strong female characters to play? In part two of their series on video games, Cristen and Caroline take a look how video games and gaming culture treat women. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: An Update on Women's Health

    Jul 20 2018

    With a new nominee for the US Supreme Court, A & B revisit a classic episode on women's health, and discuss the future of Roe v. Wade. The new administration has ushered in a whole new slew of attacks on women’s health - both at home and abroad. Here’s what you need to know. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Anna Delvey: This Summer's $cam Queen

    Jul 18 2018

    B can't get enough Anna Delvey. A&B break down our fascination with scammers. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Video Games & Women, Part I

    Jul 14 2018

    In this update, A&B revisit an episode about the women making video games. What's it like for women in video games who comprise just 12 percent of the industry? Cristen and Caroline kick-off their two-part series on video games by looking at women making their way in the industry and the challenges -- and sometimes death threats -- they face. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Online Gaming and Sexual Harassment

    Jul 13 2018

    Are video games due for their #metoo moment? What's it like online gaming as a woman? Join A & B as they level up your video game knowledge and discuss how to make the video game community better.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Will 2018 Be Another Year of the Woman?

    Jul 11 2018

    A & B look back at this classic episode, and check in to see if 2018 is shaping up to be a year of the woman. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Where the f*** are the pockets on women's clothing?

    Jul 07 2018

    After a disatrous search for a dress with pockets, Anney wanted to revisit this classic. E&B break down the quest for pocket equality. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Emotional Labor Is Labor!

    Jul 07 2018

    What is emotional labor? If you're a woman you're probably doing it already.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Why Do Men Expose Themselves?

    Jul 04 2018

    Louis CK. Harvey Weinstein. Why do men non consensually expose themselves?  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: When did women start running marathons?

    Jun 30 2018

    In this classic episode, A & B revist the history of women running (or not running) races. In 1972, women were finally allowed to run in the Boston Marathon. Caroline and Cristen took a look at women and marathons. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Trump Is Gaslighting You About Migrant Kids At The Border

    Jun 29 2018

    Thousands of kids have been taken from their parents at our borders and the administration is lying about it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Pansexuality

    Jun 28 2018

    A & B break down pansexuality and discuss pansexual representation in media and fan fiction.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: The Forgotten Black Women of Punk Rock

    Jun 23 2018

    Punk rock is often thought of as a 'white thing' even though it has roots in Black communities. Self-proclaimed riot girl Bridget explores the erasure of black women in punk. A & B revisit this favorite episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Fanfiction Extravaganza: Part 2

    Jun 22 2018

    In our fanfiction finale, A & B look at why fanfiction is largely written by women, why so much of it is slash, and why any of this matters. Past fanfics and embarrassing usernames will be revealed.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Fanfiction Extravaganza: Part 1

    Jun 21 2018

    Fanfiction is a space dominated by women, and it is often derided as weird, immoral and/or terrifying. In Part I of this two-part episode, A & B go over the basics of the world of fanfic.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: #MeToo Update

    Jun 16 2018

    A & B discuss some updates on #MeToo, and take a look back at how it started in this classic episode.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • You Don't Have To Be A "Cool Girl"

    Jun 15 2018

    Anney and B aren't "cool girls" and that's A-OK.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Inside Ireland's Fight for Abortion Access

    Jun 13 2018

    Young Irish emigrants went #HomeToVote to overturn the country's ban on abortion. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Role Overload: Working Daughters

    Jun 09 2018

    A & B revisit the interview that Emilie & B did with author Liz O’Donnell last year that explored the trade-offs women face when juggling a career with caring for aging parents. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Gaslighting 101

    Jun 08 2018

    Here's how you can recognize it.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Why Isn't the Medical Community Taking Women's Pain Seriously?

    Jun 07 2018

    Anney and Bridget get real about painful sex and why the medical community is so bad at listening to women. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Larry Nassar's Crimes

    Jun 02 2018

    A & B revisit the story of Larry Nassar, who was convicted for decades of serial sexual abuse. Here's what his crimes tell us about how society sees women and girls.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • How To Be Married

    Jun 02 2018

    A&B are joined by Jo Piazza to discuss the ins and outs of "I do." Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Kim Kardashian: Stop Hawking Appetite Suppressants to Young Women!

    May 31 2018

    Glamorizing food issues isn't cute. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: Why You're Seeing Cyntoia Brown's Tragic Story Everywhere

    May 26 2018

    Anney and Bridget revisit this classic episode to discuss the heartbreaking story of a 16 year-old victim of sex trafficking. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Ins and Outs of Prom

    May 26 2018

    It's prom season! Anney and B unpack the history of prom.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Please Stop Calling the Police On Every Little Thing

    May 24 2018

    911 isn't your personal complaint hotline. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY Classics: The Magnificent History of Women & Whiskey

    May 19 2018

    Despite its uber-masculine connotation, it's women who are behind the renaissance of this delightful drink, and women who were instrumental to its American origin story. Join Annney and Bridget as they talk about why this episode is one of their faves. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Can't Hardly Wait to Talk About Stalking

    May 19 2018

    Stalking is not romantic. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Things That Made Me Feminist: Bitch Magazine

    May 17 2018

    Anney and B are joined by Bitch Magazine cofounder Andi Zeisler to talk about the story behind the feminist staple. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Disabled Isn't A Dirty Word

    May 11 2018

    How activist and content creator Annie Segarra is trying to destigmatize disability. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Are NFL Cheerleaders Being Exploited?

    May 10 2018

    A topless photoshoot is raising new questions about the treatment of cheerleaders. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Fem-Pire Strikes Back

    May 05 2018

    For those that find the lack of ladies in the Star Wars universe disturbing, is there a new hope on the horizon? The force is strong with this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Why the Notorious RBG is a BFD

    May 03 2018

    Irin Carmon, coauthor of Notorious RBG, joins Anney and Bridget to talk about how the Supreme Court justice became so notorious . Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • How Cameron Esposito is Revolutionizing Queer Media

    Apr 28 2018

    LGBTQ representations on screen can be sooo awful. Cameron Esposito is trying to change that. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Where the F are the Female Action Figures?

    Apr 26 2018

    There aren't that many female action figures. Anney and B break down why that matters Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Unpopular Opinion: 4/20 is Annoying

    Apr 21 2018

    This 4/20, Anney and B give an overview of the country's changing weed laws and B shares an unpopular opinion on the stoner holiday. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • How SESTA is Putting Sex Workers at Risk

    Apr 19 2018

    ...and how to fight back. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • How To Be The Final Girl In A Horror Movie

    Apr 14 2018

    Ever notice a lot of horror movies end with one girl standing? Anney & B explore why that is. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • How To Be A Bad Feminist

    Apr 11 2018

    Anney & B recall their feminist journeys and their embrace of being a "bad feminist." Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Get Drinks With Your New SMNTY Team

    Apr 06 2018

    B grabs drinks with new SMMTY co-host Anney and correspondent Yves. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • How to Deal With Grief

    Apr 05 2018

    Women deal with loss differently. B talks to Molly Rosen Guy about the loss of her father and how she's dealing with grief.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Gender Disparity from Beyond the Grave

    Mar 30 2018

    Men get more obituaries than women. The New York Times' Jessica Bennett is trying to fix that.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • How the Jane Collective helped women get abortions

    Mar 29 2018

    Before Roe v Wade made abortion legal, women still needed them. B is joined by Heather Booth who started an underground network to give women abortion access. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • March for Our Lives and Gun Violence as a Feminist Issue

    Mar 27 2018

    B revisits our ep on gun violence to give an update on the March on Our Lives. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • How Jenny Yang is making space for Asian women in comedy

    Mar 23 2018

    B shares a few laughs funny lady Jenny Yang and talks through how to make comedy more inclusive. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • How Clinic Escorts Work

    Mar 22 2018

    A behind the scenes look at the escorts at the front lines of the War on Women's Health Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • WorkWives & Ladyfriends: A SMNTY live celebration

    Mar 16 2018

    Taped lived from, SXSW, we're doing a deep dive on the importance of the work wife and the ins and outs of lady-friendships. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • What Homelessness Looks Like For Women

    Mar 15 2018

    ... And how you can help. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Women of Wakanda

    Mar 10 2018

    B is joined by Still Processing's Jenna Wortham to talk through the women in the hit film Black Panther. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Lisa Simpson IRL

    Mar 07 2018

    On this super-special SMNTY, Yeardley Smith, aka the voice of Lisa Simpson, sits down with B to talk about Springfield's favorite lil feminist. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The future of SMNTY

    Mar 02 2018

    On E's' last official SMNTY episode, we look back on what a wild ride it's been. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Domestic Violence in Our House

    Feb 28 2018

    Our very own White House is being used. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • How Sponsored Content killed the Mommy Internet

    Feb 24 2018

    Mom bloggers say the internet has changed. Here’s why. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Mass Shootings Are A Feminist Issue

    Feb 22 2018

    Like many mass shooters, the Parkland shooter had a history of troubling behavior against women. We need to talk about it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • US Women of Color to Watch in the Winter Olympics

    Feb 17 2018

    We’re cheering on team USA - and especially this extraordinary boundary-breaking women of color. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Larry Nassar's Crimes

    Feb 15 2018

    Larry Nassar was convicted for decades of serial sexual abuse. Here's what his crimes tell us about how society sees women and girls Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • This Black History Month, Don't Forget About the Women!

    Feb 09 2018

    Black History Month is the perfect time to remember that women's contributions often go unnoticed. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Why Are Millennial Women So Into Horoscopes?

    Feb 07 2018

    Horoscopes have been labeled “millennial spirituality” and are taking over the internet. What gives?! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Can A Marriage Be Feminist?

    Feb 03 2018

    Newly-engaged E and marriage-agnostic B sit down with writer Jill Fillipovic to find out if there’s such a thing as a feminist marriage. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Is Skincare Feminism’s New Salve?

    Jan 31 2018

    Skincare became many feminist’s new form of self-care in 2017. But can we detoxify our way past the patriarchy? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Oprah 2020?

    Jan 26 2018

    After her inspiring Golden Globes speech, E&B break down the case for and against President Oprah Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • What does it mean to be ‘Unladylike’ in 2018?

    Jan 24 2018

    Bridget and Emilie sit down with former SMNTY hosts, Cristen & Caroline to hear how they’re embracing being ‘Unladylike’ and how you can, too. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Aziz Ansari, #MeToo, and the Media

    Jan 20 2018

    What allegations against comedian Aziz Ansari means for #MeToo. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Will 2018 Be Another Year of the Woman?

    Jan 17 2018

    We’re nearly one year into the Trump Presidency and it looks like more women are running for office than ever. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Are women using wine to cope with the patriarchy?

    Jan 12 2018

    Many people give up drinking in January. Here’s what boozing means for women and feminism. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Revisiting Tonya Harding

    Jan 10 2018

    The saga of Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan is more complicated than you might remember. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Will #TimesUp help curb sexual harassment?

    Jan 06 2018

    In the wake of #MeToo, hundreds of Hollywood A-listers are fighting back against sexual misconduct. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • How to Make New Year’s Resolutions Actually Stick

    Jan 04 2018

    While Bridget might roll her eyes at the thought of sure-to-fail New Year’s Resolutions, Emilie geeks out on today’s episode with a bunch of Bossed Up hacks about how to set yourself up for sustainable success in 2018. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Our Hopes for 2018

    Dec 29 2017

    E&B look back on the wild year that’s been 2017 and share their hopes for women and the world in the new year. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • What Gender Reveal Parties Reveal About Us

    Dec 27 2017

    E&B break down why the made-for-social-media “gender reveal party” trend is...complicated. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • What’s the Deal with Women’s Colleges?

    Dec 22 2017

    Emilie and Bridget chat with resident lil’ sis, Isabel, about her experience at a women’s college and explore the merits of single-sex higher education. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Can I be a feminist and still enjoy trashy reality TV shows?

    Dec 20 2017

    Reality TV is a harmless guilty pleasure...or is it? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Girl Boy Scouts?

    Dec 15 2017

    The Boy Scouts of America recently announced they’ll be accepting girls into their program next year, to the surprise of the Girl Scouts of America. E&B unpack what this move might mean for scouting’s future. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Here's Why You're Seeing Cyntoia Brown's Tragic Story Everywhere

    Dec 13 2017

    E&B discuss the heartbreaking story of a 16 year-old victim of sex trafficking Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Role Overload: A National Crisis

    Dec 09 2017

    Rounding out the conversation on role overload, E&B interview author and think tank policy wonk, Brigid Schulte on the national crisis that is worker overwhelm, and uncover how government can help. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Ballad of the Hairy Feminist

    Dec 07 2017

    A brief history of the war on pubes. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Fictional Feminists: Daria

    Dec 01 2017

    Why everyone loves “the Misery Chick” Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Role Overload: Single Ladies

    Nov 29 2017

    Single women aren’t always included in conversations about role overload. B&E talk with writer Julia Carpenter about what this looks like for all the single ladies. Learn more about today's interview guest, Julia Carpenter, at https://www.juliaccarpenter.com/. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Women of Walmart (and Modcloth)

    Nov 24 2017

    Walmart owns popular "feminist" retailer ModCloth. This Black Friday, we unpack why they might not want consumers to know that. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Role Overload: Working Mothers

    Nov 22 2017

    Continuing the conversation on role overload, E&B interview author Tiffany Dufu on working parenthood - and how she’s learned to “drop the ball” on parenting perfection. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • #MeToo 2: Louis CK Edition

    Nov 17 2017

    Louis CK apologies for years of predatory sexual behavior. E&B unpack what it means for women in comedy. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Where the f*** are the pockets on women's clothing?

    Nov 15 2017

    E&B break down the quest for pocket equality. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Role Overload: Working Daughters

    Nov 10 2017

    In the start of a new miniseries on role overload, E&B interview author Liz O’Donnell to explore the trade-offs women face when juggling a career with caring for aging parents. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Problematic Faves: Taylor Swift

    Nov 08 2017

    Bridget and Emilie are joined by Refinery29's Elisa Kreisinger to talk through Taylor Swift's talent, influence, and feminism. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • #MeToo

    Nov 03 2017

    The origins of the viral anti sexual harassment campaign Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Arrested For Braiding Hair?

    Nov 01 2017

    If you’ve listened to our episode on "feminist hair," you already know hair is a sensitive issue, particularly for Black women, who are often policed for hair choices. Today B&E unpack a legal battle over braid shop licensing that you won't believe. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Motorcycle Mavens

    Oct 27 2017

    Ana Carrasco recently became the first woman to win a world championship motorcycle race, sparking a conversation about the rising numbers of women riding motorcycles for sport and leisure. E&B look at the future, present, and past of women who ride. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Campus Sexual Assault & Title IX

    Oct 25 2017

    Should student victims be asked to "mediate" with their rapists? That's what the latest guidelines passed down from the Department of Education, led by Betsy DeVos, suggest. E&B break the latest developments down. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The F*** Off Fund

    Oct 20 2017

    Almost 70% of millennial women have experienced financial abuse. In today’s episode, E&B interview financial educator Tonya Rapley to break down the importance of the f*** off fund. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Are Men Messier Than Women?

    Oct 18 2017

    Are men actually messier than women? Or is that just some sexist stereotype? E&B break down the surprising research behind who makes more "ew." Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Skyrocketing Suicide Among Women Vets

    Oct 13 2017

    Women veterans are taking their own lives at staggering rates, according to the latest research from the VA. E&B take a closer look at the numbers to better understand the problem - and possible solutions. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Surprising Benefits of Journaling

    Oct 11 2017

    Do you know the many mental health benefits of journaling? With journals on the rise, B&E talk with Buzzfeed's Rachel Wilkerson Miller to discuss what makes journals so beneficial. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Pregnant in Prison

    Oct 06 2017

    How should we be treating imprisoned pregnant women? Perhaps we could start by not shackling them to the hospital bed during labor. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Problematic Faves: Judge Judy

    Oct 04 2017

    Are you a fan of someone...even though you KNOW their record on feminist issues isn't exactly stellar? Today we're introducing a series profiling women we love, imperfections and all. First up? The queen of courtroom TV: Judge Judy. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Silicon Valley Sexism, Pt 2

    Sep 29 2017

    E&B continue the conversation on why the tech world can be so hostile towards women - and what's being done about it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Silicon Valley Sexism, Pt 1

    Sep 27 2017

    Women continue to be drastically underrepresented in tech and are leaving the field at TWICE the rate of their male-identifying coworkers. E&B break down why this relatively young industry has a seriously old-school gender problem. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Problem With a Pinterest-Perfect Life

    Sep 22 2017

    What happens when we strive for social media perfection in lieu of IRL connection? E&B unpack the problems with the quest for online "effortless chic" and how to flip the script. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Women and the Trades

    Sep 20 2017

    Women are underrepresented in trades like autoworking, plumbing, and welding. E&B unpack what can be done to increase representation of women in these critical fields. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Forgotten Black Women of Punk Rock

    Sep 15 2017

    Punk rock is often thought of as a "white thing" even though it's always had roots in Black communities. Self-proclaimed riot girl, Bridget, walks us through her favorite artists and together explore the erasure of black women in punk. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Women & White Supremacy

    Sep 13 2017

    The display of white supremacy and neo-Nazism in Charlottesville demands a conversation on women's roles in perpetuating systems of oppression. E&B break things down with the help of journalist Laura Smith and entrepreneur/activist Marissa Jenae Johnson. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Baby Powder is Killing Black Women

    Sep 08 2017

    E&B look at the disturbing data around baby powder, Black women, and cancer. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • What's Wrong with School Dress Codes?

    Sep 06 2017

    Do school dress codes actually make students more effective? E&B break down the research. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Women of the Labor Movement

    Sep 01 2017

    Women are poised to make up the majority of union members by 2020. This Labor Day, E&B look back at the history of women in the US labor movement as well as women’s significance in labor’s future. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Negotiation No-No's

    Aug 30 2017

    Negotiating a salary or promotion can be nerve-wracking. Here are all the mistakes we’ve made, so you don’t have to. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Untold History of Women's Equality Day

    Aug 25 2017

    Women's Equality is one of those bittersweet holidays. It marks the incredible effort that led to US women gaining the right to vote, while reminding us of another critical constitutional amendment that would have established true equality - but failed. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Intersectional Feminism 101

    Aug 23 2017

    The term "intersectionality" is pretty popular these days. Emilie & Bridget unpack the origin of this term, why it's so important, and how we all can bring a more intersectional lens to our feminism. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • What are HBCUs and why do they matter?

    Aug 18 2017

    Historically black colleges and universities serve an important purpose in creating equal opportunity - and the majority of students on HBCU campuses identify as women. E&B unpack why this matters - especially for women of color. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Lisa Simpson: Springfield's Favorite Feminist

    Aug 16 2017

    Lisa Simpson is the smart, musically talented, mathematically-inclined, anti-capitalist, vegetarian, feminist hero we need - today and every day. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Men Going Their Own Way

    Aug 11 2017

    MGTOW is the curious philosophy behind a growing online community of men committed to "protecting their own sovereignty above all else." Their main tactic? Completely withdrawing from a "feminized" society they feel left them behind. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Coming out at work

    Aug 09 2017

    Should you come out as LGBTQ at work? It's not as simple as you might think. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Unpacking 'The Handmaid's Tale'

    Aug 04 2017

    Margaret Atwood's best-selling dystopian novel has new life as a Hulu special that's hitting close to home. Bridget and Emilie unpack why this cinematic thriller feels like it's hitting so close to home. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Misnomer of 'Manterruptions'

    Aug 02 2017

    The politics of interrupting are more complicated than most headlines suggest. Emilie shares an unpopular opinion, but Bridget's not necessarily convinced. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Mental Health in Black Communities

    Jul 28 2017

    In Black communities especially, struggling with mental health issues is still taboo. And that’s a problem. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Work Fails

    Jul 26 2017

    We all make mistakes - it's what makes us human! But what happens when you mess up at work? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • V is for Veganism

    Jul 21 2017

    Nearly half of vegetarians are men, but veganism is an overwhelmingly women-dominated lifestyle. E&B unpack the pros and cons of a plant-based life. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Oh, Miley

    Jul 19 2017

    Miley Cyrus dropped hip hop like it’s hot, saying she no longer identifies with the genre. But this stylistic choice is far from simple, and indicative of a larger, troubling trend. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Women and ADHD

    Jul 14 2017

    We think of ADHD as a disorder impacting boys - and that’s a problem. Bridget and Emilie unpack why. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • B*tches Who Bike

    Jul 12 2017

    In E&B's first live show, they chat with Atlanta Bicycle Coalition's Executive Director, Rebecca Serna, about women bicyclists takin' it to the streets! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Nipple Nonsense

    Jul 07 2017

    Did you know it was once considered scandalous for men to go topless? But they fought for and won that right nearly a century ago, while women's nipples still create an uproar. Bridget and Emilie explore why. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Magnificent History of Women & Whiskey

    Jul 05 2017

    Despite its uber-masculine connotation, it's women who are behind the renaissance of this delightful drink, and women who were instrumental to its American origin story. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Marriage v. Ambition

    Jun 30 2017

    Does a woman’s career ambitions hurt her dating life? Do we down-play our ambitions to attract an opposite-sex partner? E&B break down the surprising science behind the ambition/marriage trade-off. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Ivanka Trump's 'Feminism'

    Jun 28 2017

    Some consider Ivanka to be the best hope for the Trump administration when it comes to gender politics. But when you look at Ivanka’s brand of feminism, that reputation might be unearned. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Resistance Will Be Marketed

    Jun 23 2017

    From pussy hats to "nevertheless, she persisted" swag, who profits off of the movement? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • How Teen Vogue Got Woke

    Jun 21 2017

    Teen Vogue has gone in a distinctly "woke" editorial direction this past year. Emilie and Bridget unpack how this rad change in tone came to be - and how it’s been received. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Gals in the Gig Economy

    Jun 16 2017

    The majority of workers in the “gig economy” will soon be female. Does this leave us empowered - or exploited? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • US Women's National Hockey Team and Equal Pay

    Jun 14 2017

    E&B give an inside look at the National Women's Hockey League's fight for equal pay. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • What Is Benevolent Sexism?

    Jun 09 2017

    How do you deal with the kind of sexism that’s veiled in politeness? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Policing Women's Speech

    Jun 07 2017

    People love giving women advice on how to speak at work. But is this advice always grounded in fact? E&B break it down. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • 'Auntie Maxine' Waters

    Jun 02 2017

    California Congresswoman Maxine Waters is having a millennial moment. How and why did she become a viral meme in the age of Trump? Bridget and Emilie break it down. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Women and Pyramid Schemes

    May 31 2017

    Multi Level Marketing business ventures like LuLaRoe and ItWorks are getting more popular, especially with women. Can selling leggings on Facebook really be a good way to make money or is it all a scam? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The New War on Women's Health

    May 26 2017

    The new administration has ushered in a whole new slew of attacks on women’s health - both at home and abroad. Here’s what you need to know. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Is My Hair a Feminist Statement?

    May 24 2017

    Short or long? Natural or relaxed? To dye or not to dye? In this episode, Emilie and Bridget ask: is my hairstyle a reflection of my feminism? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Mommy Tax

    May 19 2017

    Having a child currently comes with a hefty price tag - including reducing overall earnings for the average woman. But did you know it comes with a pay raise for most men? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Can We Be Friends?

    May 17 2017

    Why does making friends as a grown woman feel so dang...awkward? Also, hey from your new SMNTY co-hosts, Emilie and Bridget! Can we, like, hang? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Classic Episode: Single Moms, Then and Now

    May 10 2017

    Raising a family can be challenging, especially as a single parent. In time for Mother's Day, Cristen and Caroline highlight the history of single moms and debunk the longstanding social stigma against them. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Classic Episode: Is catcalling harassment?

    May 08 2017

    Why do some men yell at women on the street? Cristen and Caroline discuss why catcalling happens and women's century-long fight against street harassment. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Classic Episode: The Vegetarian Gender

    May 03 2017

    Why are women likelier to be vegetarian and vegan? Cristen and Caroline cook up a podcast feast of facts about the history of vegetarianism and what gender has to do with foregoing meat. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Classic Episode: Women of a Certain Age

    May 01 2017

    Are certain societal hangups about women of a certain age timeless? Cristen and Caroline take a look at why many women describe aging as a process of gradually becoming invisible. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Classic Episode: The Breast Cancer Gene

    Apr 26 2017

    After Angelina Jolie announced her preventive mastectomy, more women requested breast cancer gene testing. Caroline and Cristen explore the science, statistics and Supreme Court ruling regarding the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Classic Episode: Latina Feminism 101

    Apr 24 2017

    Caroline and Cristen first discuss influential Latinas in America. They then explore the history of Chicana feminism and its past and present frustrations with white, Eurocentric feminism. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Classic Episode: Does rape culture exist?

    Apr 19 2017

    In part two of our two-part series on rape and sexual assault, Cristen and Caroline examine the concept of rape culture and the sobering statistics of sexual assault in the United States today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Classic Episode: A Brief History of Rape

    Apr 17 2017

    In part one of a two-part series examining rape and sexual assault, Cristen and Caroline look at the legal evolution of the crime of rape and how civil rights and women's rights reformers fought to eradicate longstanding patterns of victim-blaming. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Classic Episode: The Notorious RBG

    Apr 12 2017

    Supreme Court Justic Ruth Bader Ginsburg, aka The Notorious RBG, has become a pop cultural rock star for her judicial outspokenness on equality and reproductive rights. Cristen and Caroline delve into her incredible biography and what has propelled her recent popularity among young women. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Classic Episode: Lady Stoners

    Apr 10 2017

    Pop culture stereotypes marijuana users as lovable, underachieving stoner guys, but what about weed-loving women? Cristen and Caroline discuss the past and present of women's relationship with weed and intersections of gender and the pot industry. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Classic Episode: Women in Punk Rock

    Apr 05 2017

    Who were the leading ladies of the 1970s punk scene? What are the punk origins of the riot grrrl movement? Does riot grrrl still exist today? Join Cristen and Caroline as they explore the relationship between riot grrrls, punk rock and gender in music. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Classic Episode: Beyonce's Feminism

    Apr 03 2017

    The release of Beyonce's secret "visual album" in December 2013 was hailed as her feminist manifesto, setting off an internet-wide discussion about the mega-star's public image versus her personal politics. Cristen and Caroline weigh in on the pop cultural significance of Beyonce's feminism. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Classic Episode: How Estrogen Works

    Mar 29 2017

    Estrogen comes up ALL the time in the podcast, so what's the science behind the hormone? Does estrogen really turn women into emotional chocolate-eaters? Listen in to learn more about estrogen's myriad health benefits. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Classic Episode: The Revenge Porn Wars

    Mar 27 2017

    Sometimes termed "cyber rape," revenge porn refers to sexually explicit images and videos nonconsensually shared on the internet. Cristen and Caroline chart the horrifying rise of revenge porn, why it happens, how it affects the victims and how the digital laws are evolving to criminalize it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Classic Episode: What's the difference between gender and sex?

    Mar 22 2017

    Three of the most defining attribute people have are their gender, sex and sexual orientation. Cristen and Caroline offer an easy-to-understand guide to what each of those terms mean and how all of them encompass far more than a his/her, male/female, man/woman binary. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Classic Episode: Trailblazing Lesbians You Should Know

    Mar 20 2017

    Guess what? Awesome, history-making lesbians aren't limited to Ellen and Rachel Maddow. This episode covers famous lesbians you might not know about, but should and also asks if it's harder to be openly gay and female in the professional and public spheres. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Classic Episode: A Revisionist History of Abortion, Part 2

    Mar 15 2017

    Raised during the Progressive Era crusade against abortion, Margaret Sanger devoted her life to making birth control and familiy planning accessible to women from all walks of life. In this second installment of the two-part cultural and legal history of abortion, Cristen and Caroline highlight Sanger's legacy and eugenics controversy and how the development of Planned Parenthood coincided with midcentury women's fight to access abortion by whatever means necessary. Learn more about your ad-cho...more

  • Classic Episode: A Revisionist History of Abortion, Part 1

    Mar 13 2017

    In colonial America, early-term abortion was a way of life for many women. But by 1900, it had become criminalized across the country -- but not for reasons you'd expect. In this two-part cultural and legal history of abortion, Cristen and Caroline time travel from ancient Greek herbal remedies to induce miscarriage to 19th-century abortionist Madame Restell at the center of America's first major abortion debate. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Classic Episode: The Secret History of International Women's Day

    Mar 08 2017

    International Women's Day, celebrated every March 8, is a holiday inspired by factory women going on strike for better wages and working conditions. Cristen and Caroline explore why the (sometimes fake) history of the commemorative day is central to working-class issues within feminism then and now. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Classic Episode: Were mediums the first feminists?

    Mar 06 2017

    What are mediums, and what did they have to do with the early suffragists? Join Caroline and Cristen as they explore the role of women in the spiritualist movement and divine its connections to feminism in this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Classic Episode: Women in Science: They Exist!

    Mar 01 2017

    Why don't more women pursue science careers? Join Caroline and Cristen as they look at 4 female scientists you've probably never heard of, including Rita Levi-Montalcini and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Classic Episode: Living Dolls: A History of Fashion Modeling

    Feb 27 2017

    When did models begin strutting down the catwalk? Cristen and Caroline size up the history of modeling and how it's influenced beauty culture at large. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Classic Episode: Social Justice Warriors

    Feb 22 2017

    Can social media change the world? So-called social justice warriors, slactivists and hashtag activists think so. In this episode, Cristen and Caroline dissect social media activism and its backlash and ponder the perils of political correctness. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Classic Episode: Transgender 101

    Feb 20 2017

    What does "transgender" mean? Is it the same as gender identity disorder? Join Cristen and Caroline as they explore the history of sexology, sex change operations and transgender identity, as well as why trans people are fighting for their civil rights. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Classic Episode: A Controversial Woman

    Feb 15 2017

    Who really was Susan B. Anthony, figurehead of American women's suffrage? In celebration of her birthday, Cristen and Caroline explore Anthony's fascinating biography and the less well-known, controversial aspects of her singleminded crusade for the women's vote. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Classic Episode: Hey, Ladies!

    Feb 13 2017

    The word "lady" has undergone a reclamation of sorts in recent years, but it still carries a lot of baggage, thanks to its gender-loaded etymology. Cristen and Caroline get down to the history, use and varying meanings of what it means to be a "lady" today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Classic Episode: The Body Shaming Epidemic

    Feb 08 2017

    Weight bias, also known as fat-shaming, has serious real-world impacts on overweight and obese women. Now, thin women are making their voices heard about so-called "skinny shaming" as well. Cristen and Caroline discuss the harmful spectrum of body shaming and what women can do to stop it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Classic Episode: Crazy Women

    Feb 06 2017

    Why are women so commonly written off as "crazy"? Caroline and Cristen dig into the "crazy women" verbal tick and how it undermines people actually dealing with mental illness. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Classic Episode: A Skeptic's Guide to Women & Islam

    Feb 01 2017

    Cristen interviews skeptic blogger and Muslim-turned-atheist Heina Dadabhoy about women and Islam. Is Islam inherently patriarchal? What is Islamic feminism? Listen in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Classic Episode: 6 Black Feminist Pioneers You Should Know

    Jan 30 2017

    Does feminism have a race problem? How have black women shaped abolition, civil rights and women's rights? Join Cristen and Caroline as they recount the work of Maria Stewart, Daisy Bates, Flo Kennedy, bell hooks, Audre Lorde and Alice Walker. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Classic Episode: Are female politicians better for women?

    Jan 27 2017

    As Margaret Thatcher's legacy demonstrates, female politicians don't always support women's issues, feminism or other women in leadership. Caroline and Cristen discuss the effectiveness of female politicians, surrogate representation and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Classic Episode: Does birth control affect future fertility?

    Jan 25 2017

    Do oral contraceptives make it harder to get pregnant down the road? Do IUDs increase pregnancy risks? Does abortion endanger long-term fertility? Tune in for the answers to these questions (and more) in this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Good In Goodbye

    Dec 28 2016

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  • Do Women's Marches Matter?

    Dec 26 2016

    The 2017 Women's March on Washington will be another chapter in women's rich, though often hidden, history of rallying for change. Cristen and Caroline explore past marches, the whitewashing of activist history and what it takes to maintain momentum. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Man Haters

    Dec 21 2016

    By shooting Andy Warhol, Valerie Solanas embodied the reviled stereotype of the feminist man hater. Cristen and Caroline unpack the etymological root of misandry and the chilling effect of crying man hater. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • IUDs FYI

    Dec 19 2016

    IUDs and implants are among the most effective contraceptive options, but their popularity in the US is only now spiking. Cristen and Caroline explain the different types and explore how stigma and sterilization fears have slowed their spread. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Maternal Mental Health

    Dec 14 2016

    Nearly one fifth of pregnancies and births are associated with mental health disorders. Cristen and Caroline detail why antenatal and postpartum anxiety and depression happen, where the gaps are in treatment and how culture factors into healthcare. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Politics of Adoption

    Dec 12 2016

    Adoption has always been fraught with stigmas surrounding sexuality, single motherhood, race and immigration. Cristen and Caroline decode the underlying messages of how we perceive orphaned children, adoption stereotypes and the meaning of family. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Retail Hell

    Dec 07 2016

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  • The Cost of Fast Fashion

    Dec 05 2016

    Brands like Zara and H&M churn out mass-produced fashion at an astounding rate, but the true cost is left off the price tags. Cristen and Caroline explore fast fashion's effects not only for the environment, but for women's rights around the globe. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Bury Your Gays

    Nov 30 2016

    For LGBTQ characters on TV, it's been an especially deadly year, and fans are fed up. Cristen and Caroline unpack the Bury Your Gays trope, how it affects offscreen culture and whether the Lexa Pledge will make a difference. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Weather Girls

    Nov 28 2016

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  • Thank a Social Worker

    Nov 23 2016

    Cristen and Caroline trace the intersectional origins of social work, celebrate unsung African-American women social workers and why the job has grown notorious for overwork. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Charitable Burnout

    Nov 21 2016

    The nonprofit sector is made up of 74 percent women, but men tend to fill organizations' highest ranks. Cristen and Caroline donate an episode to nonprofit's not-so-generous gender dynamics and burnout-prone working conditions. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Mansplaining

    Nov 16 2016

    What is mansplaining, and why are millennial women complaining about it all the time? Cristen and Caroline unpack its origin, meaning and why you don't have to be a man to be guilty of it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Boy Geniuses

    Nov 14 2016

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  • Election Hangover

    Nov 09 2016

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  • Madam Presidents

    Nov 07 2016

    What happens after America elects its first female President? With history as their guide, Cristen and Caroline forecast to what extent a gender revolution in the Oval Office will affect long-term equality at large. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Buffy the Feminist Vampire Slayer

    Nov 02 2016

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer has been hailed as one of the most feminist shows in TV history. Cristen, Caroline and HowStuffWorks galpal Lauren Vogelbaum dive into the Hellmouth to assess how effectively Buffy and the Scooby gang slayed the patriarchy. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Villainesses

    Oct 31 2016

    Evil women and villainesses are the spice of pop culture life. Cristen and Caroline mine the dark side for what Ursula, Catwoman, Cersei and other mavens of immorality can tell us about real-world women. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Oprah Wasn't Built In a Day

    Oct 26 2016

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  • Mothers of Invention

    Oct 24 2016

    Until recently, invention and patenting have been guy things, though not for women's lack of innovation. Cristen and Caroline discover the American history of women inventors and why the patent gender gap has been so challenging to close. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Fighting Shirley Chisholm

    Oct 19 2016

    Shirley Chisholm didn't want to be known solely as the first African-American woman in U.S. Congress and to run for the Democratic nomination for president. Cristen and Caroline detail the life and legacy of this Brooklyn educator ahead of her time. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Ghost of Phyllis Schlafly

    Oct 17 2016

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  • Empowertising

    Oct 12 2016

    Ads selling empowerment might depict women in a better light than sexist ads of yore, but do they actually contribute to equality? Cristen and Caroline look at the history of using feminism to sell products and whether advertisers' intentions matter. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Why Yogurt Loves Women

    Oct 10 2016

    Yogurt is one of the most gendered foods in the grocery store -- but why? Cristen and Caroline cook up the uncanny marketing history of how the soured dairy product sweetened up to women. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Uber Privilege

    Oct 06 2016

    Uber, AirBnb and others are reshaping how we work, but they leave loopholes to discrimination and abuse. Cristen and Caroline look at sharing economy privilege and why collaborative consumption leaves out the people who most need its services. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Sex Objects in the Sky

    Oct 03 2016

    As commercial airlines took off, so did the fetishizing of the white, eligible stewardesses on board. Cristen and Caroline discuss the original stewardesses, how sex sold airline tickets and flight attendants' fight for professional recognition. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Menstrual Cups Revival

    Sep 28 2016

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  • Period Tracker Apps

    Sep 26 2016

    There are more than 40,000 period apps, some of which claim to help you get pregnant or prevent pregnancy. Cristen and Caroline explore the apps' effectiveness and dig into one developer's claim that infertility is just an "information problem." Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Pantsuit Power Dressing

    Sep 21 2016

    From suffragists to Grace Jones to Hillary Clinton, the pantsuit has been a symbol bucking feminine norms. Cristen and Caroline trace the power suit's history and ask why such a seemingly simple fashion has the power to embolden and enrage. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Feminist Fight Club

    Sep 19 2016

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  • Lunch Ladies

    Sep 14 2016

    A century ago, lunch ladies were on the front lines of giving kids the nutrition they needed. Today, many are rewarded with poverty-level wages. Cristen and Caroline trace lunch ladies' history in the nutrition, labor and Civil Rights movements. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Justice for Janitors

    Sep 12 2016

    Custodians keep our schools, work places and public spaces clean, but they're often treated downright dirty. Cristen and Caroline cover the distinct gendering of janitorial work, why it's harder on women and how janitors organized for justice. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Welfare Queens

    Sep 07 2016

    Ronald Reagan made "welfare queens" a household epithet during his unsuccessful 1976 presidential campaign. Considering the 20th anniversary of so-called welfare reform, Cristen and Caroline examine the deeper origins and implications of the racist, classist welfare queen stereotype as well as the surprising history of how welfare was originally for white ladies. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Women's War with Heroin

    Sep 05 2016

    Cristen and Caroline trace why heroin is more popular among suburban, white women than ever before. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Mad Women, Part 2

    Aug 31 2016

    Women work nearly half of all ad jobs, but the industry remains rife with sexism. Cristen and Caroline spotlight the discrimination, harassment and culture that continue to complicate the ad business' relationship with women and people of color. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Mad Women, Part 1

    Aug 29 2016

    In the early advertising industry, career-minded white women were copywriters, department heads and even agency owners. But their very mission of selling products to women helped erect the industry's glass ceiling. Cristen and Caroline talk trailblazers, monetizing femininity and the whiteness of early ad industry in part one of Mad Women. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Unicorn Legends

    Aug 24 2016

    The associations between unicorns and all things feminine is nothing new, but where did it come from? Cristen and Caroline dive into unicorns' history as goddesses' pets, symbols for Christ and the stars of Lisa Frank trapper keepers. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Finding Lisa Frank

    Aug 22 2016

    Lisa Frank is a real person, and she has a stable of sad unicorns and wilted rainbows hidden away in her closet. Cristen and Caroline explore Lisa Frank's rise to girlhood fame and descent into corporate chaos. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Sports Boobs

    Aug 17 2016

    Studies have found that breasts have a significant impact of if and how girls and women exercise. Cristen and Caroline work out how breast variety, bounce embarrassment and sports bra technology impact female fitness. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Saggy Boob Science

    Aug 15 2016

    Breast ptosis -- the fancy name for sag -- has way more to do with aging and genetics than gravitiy. Cristen and Caroline explore what's "normal" in in the boob realm to get to the bottom of how and why boob sag happens. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Fighting for Women's Olympic Boxing

    Aug 10 2016

    At the 2016 Summer Olympics women's boxing event, all eyes are on U.S.A. phenom Claressa Shields. Cristen and Caroline share Shields' inspiring backstory and women's boxing's long road to Olympic glory. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Gymnastics Gold

    Aug 08 2016

    American Simone Biles is possibly the most talented gymnast in history. Cristen and Caroline somersault across the history of the OIympic event from its iconic hair and leotards to gendered and ethnic coding as well as the women like Simone Biles who have vaulted to worldwide attention. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • NOW & Then: A Feminist Movement Matures

    Aug 03 2016

    Betty Friedan's homophobia has haunted the National Organization for Women. In the second part of their up-close look at the early years of NOW, Cristen and Caroline talk to Terry O'Neill about how the group moved forward from its lesbian schism and their crucial activism that continues today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • NOW & Then: Women's Liberation Begins

    Aug 01 2016

    For 50 years, the National Organization for Women (NOW) has been championed feminist initiatives and gender equalizing political policy. But much of its early developments and intersectionality have been oversimplified by the media and overshadowed by Betty Friedan's controversial legacy. Cristen and Caroline talk to NOW president Terry O'Neill about past pitfalls and immediate progress that got the organization and Women's Liberation marching toward the glass ceiling. Learn more about your ad-...more

  • Emotional Affairs

    Jul 27 2016

    When is it cheating if there's no sex or physical contact? Welcome to the murky world of emotional cheating. Cristen and Caroline confront its warning signs, hallmarks and social media minefield. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Work Wife

    Jul 25 2016

    Over our working lives, we encounter plenty of pals, acqaintances and even enemies, but the beloved work spouse is rarer -- and, it turns out, more productivity-enhancing. Cristen and Caroline look at what makes our work wives and husbands so special, how gender influences our relationships and how to prevent your IRL spouse from getting jealous. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Tattoo Artist Women

    Jul 20 2016

    Women tattoo artists were a rare sight until recently. Cristen and Caroline uncover the history of these ink lovers, stylistic gender stereotyping and female tattoo industry trailblazers. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Tattooed Women

    Jul 18 2016

    More American women have tattoos than men as of 2012. Cristen and Caroline retrace the body art history from spiritual Native American women to sideshow attractions to modern feminists. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Lesbian Bed Death

    Jul 13 2016

    The term "lesbian bed death" has become a persistent negative stereotype about the allegedly passionless sex lives of women in relationships with women. Cristen and Caroline revisit the phrase's origin, do some sexytimes mythbusting and call for a broader definition of sex. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Libido Liberation

    Jul 11 2016

    Women's sex drives and expression shift in response to a wide range of factors. So when libido dips, why are we so quick to pathologize it? Cristen and Caroline talk with filmmaker Maria Finitzo about her latest project, a look into female desire and women having agency over their own bodies. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Librarians, Part 2

    Jul 06 2016

    Almost as soon as public libraries began flourishing, librarian quickly became one of the most female-dominated jobs in the country. Cristen and Caroline break down was being a librarian was really like back in the day and the badass women who've shaped these community centers of learning and culture. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Librarians, Part 1

    Jul 04 2016

    Being a librarian was originally a man's job. Then Melvil Dewey and his book-loving bros came along and changed all that. But while the feminization of librarianship offered new a new occupation for women, it was built on old ideas about female nature and its proper place. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Unfinished Business of Working-class Equality

    Jun 29 2016

    When Anne-Marie Slaughter left the U.S. State Department to spend more time with her family and declared, "Women can't have it all," she faced both resentment and gratitude. In a conversation with the foreign-policy analyst, Cristen and Caroline explore the important role of supporting paid and unpaid caregivers as part of the work toward equality. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Queering Romantic Comedies

    Jun 27 2016

    According to the romantic comedy canon, only straight people fall in love. In the final installment of their rom com podcast series, Cristen and Caroline examine how mainstream titles treat LGBTQ characters and how queer rom coms subvert expected tropes. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The United State of Women

    Jun 22 2016

    In June 2016, the White House Council on Women & Girls brought together 5,000 changemakers from all over the country for the first-ever United State of Women summit. But it wasn't the first gathering of its kind. Cristen and Caroline discuss the inspirational highlights of the summit and trace its origins to the 1977 National Women's Conference that put long overdue human rights front and center. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Black Romantic Comedies

    Jun 20 2016

    Romantic comedies remain one of Hollywood's most segregated film genres. In part four of their rom com podcast series, Cristen and Caroline compare the development, tropes and racial tensions within monochromatic rom com worlds. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Feminism for Sale

    Jun 15 2016

    The feminist movement has sold its activist soul to bodywash companies, maxi pad providers, pop stars and a host of other commodities hoping to cash in on its millennial appeal. In a live conversation, Cristen and Caroline talk to Bitch Media cofounder Andi Zeisler about marketplace feminism and her new book, "We Were Feminists Once." Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Romantic Comedy Sidekicks

    Jun 13 2016

    Sidekicks are an integral part of any romantic comedy. In part three of their rom com series, Cristen and Caroline examine the ways these sometimes neurotic, sometimes wise secondary characters trade on stereotypes to shape the protagonists' world. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Surfer Girls

    Jun 08 2016

    Women have been slaying waves ever since surfing was invented. Cristen and Caroline coast the history of Hawaii's sport of queens, its colonialist demise and Gidget-inspired revival. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Romantic Comedy's Working Girls

    Jun 06 2016

    Women's careers have been central romantic comedy conflicts since the 1940s. In this second installment of their rom com series, Cristen and Caroline unpack the genre trope of independent working girls who sacrifice love for professional success. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Lady Friends With Benefits

    Jun 01 2016

    Women's romantic friendships and lifelong partnerships were common -- and acceptable -- in the Victorian era. Cristen and Caroline discuss how and why these so-called "Boston marriages" flourished and what was behind their early 20th-century demise. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Romantic Comedies 101

    May 30 2016

    Rom coms were invented thanks to Hollywood censorship. In this introduction to a five-episode series exploring the vintage screwballs to the modern screwups, Cristen and Caroline spotlight the hallmarks, hijinks and heteronormativity of the romantic comedy movie genre. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Queer Fashion as Activism

    May 25 2016

    For many LGBTQ folks, the personal takes on an element of the political when it's time to get dressed. Caroline chats with designer Leon Wu, style expert Sonny Oram and beauty editor Aja Aguirre about the growing queer-fashion landscape and the importance of social media in helping shape communities and identities. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Prince of Queer Fashion

    May 23 2016

    When Prince died April 21, the tributes came pouring out, centering especially on his genderbending fashion that gave plenty of kids someone to look up to and emulate. Cristen and Caroline look at the origins and evolution of queer and androgynous fashion to pinpoint Prince's purple place in the timeline. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Who is Hillary Clinton?

    May 18 2016

    Hillary Clinton has been one of the most successful women in American politics, but ever since she became the First Lady of Arkansas, people have both loved and loathed her. Cristen and Caroline travel back in time to look at what shaped Hillary, how the press has treated her and what it means to be a powerful woman in the public eye. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Where are the women in political campaigns?

    May 16 2016

    Women are a rare sight in the upper echelons of political campaign management and strategy. Cristen and Caroline put on their detective hats to figure out why women more often end up leading fundraising and grassroots efforts. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • When America Sterilized Women of Color

    May 11 2016

    Forcible sterilizations of black women in the South were so frequent in the 1960s, civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer nicknamed them Mississippi appendectomies. Cristen and Caroline chart the disturbing American practice of nonconsensually sterilizing women of color and the eugenics movement that started it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Mothers of Gynecology

    May 09 2016

    J. Marion Sims is hailed as the father of gynecology, but his legacy is tainted by his experimental surgeries on enslaved women. Cristen and Caroline contextualize Sims' controversy, diagnose medicine's racist past and honor the unsung mothers of gynecology. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Future of STD Testing

    May 04 2016

    The future of sexual health may be in at-home STD testing. Cristen and Caroline talk to My Lab Box startup founders Lora Ivanova and Ursula Hessenflow about how technology can destigmatize STD testing and what it's like for female founders raising venture capital for a culturally taboo product. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Misgendering of HIV

    May 02 2016

    Ever since the 1980s epidemic, HIV and AIDS have been misunderstood as exclusively affecting men who have sex with men. Cristen and Caroline discuss the lesbians on the front lines of the AIDS crisis, women and AIDS today and the HIV myths that reinforce its stigma. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • A Buffer of Whores

    Apr 27 2016

    Wartime prostitution is American as Uncle Sam and apple pie. Cristen and Caroline shares the hidden history of military STDs, government-sanctioned brothels, and the surveillance of civilian women to provide a "buffer of whores" to keep soldiers sexually satisfied. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Japan's Comfort Women

    Apr 25 2016

    During World War II, Japanese military life included sexual slavery. Cristen and Caroline trace the traumatic history of "comfort women" survivors and why they'll never stop protesting. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Lesbian Wage Bump

    Apr 20 2016

    Why is the gender wage gap narrower for lesbians? Cristen and Caroline investigate why those bigger paychecks happen but probably don't buy an easier time in the workplace. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Spill Your Salary Secrets

    Apr 18 2016

    Salary talk with coworkers is becoming the new "do" in digital workplaces. recruitHER founders Gina Helfrich and Ashley Doyle share their insights on savvy negotiation, the power of salary transparency and how women and tech companies can jointly hack the wage gap. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Colorism

    Apr 13 2016

    Why does lighter skin improve women's chances of getting through school, getting a job and getting married? Cristen and Caroline explore the historical roots, repercussions and cross-cultural shades of colorism around the world. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Spray Tan Politics

    Apr 11 2016

    Suntanned skin became a seasonal beauty standard for wealthy white women in the 1920s. Cristen and Caroline explore the class and colorism behind our tanning tradition and spotlight why there's far more than Coco Chanel's revolutionary sunburn. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Ann Friedman's Ladyswagger

    Apr 06 2016

    Ann Friedman is one of the most important feminist and millennial voices you should know, listen to and read. Tune in to hear Cristen and Caroline chat with this New York magazine columnist, Call Your Girlfriend podcast host, newsletter publisher extraordinaire and mistress of ladyswagger. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The First Lady of the Black Press

    Apr 04 2016

    When trailblazing reporter Ethel Payne died, The Washington Post eulogized that had Payne "not been black, she certainly would have been one of the most recognized journalists in American society." Cristen and Caroline uncover the history and significance of black newspapers in the U.S. and the incredible legacy of one its brightest stars. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Anita Hill Effect

    Mar 30 2016

    In 1991, Anita Hill testified before the U.S. Senate that then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas sexually harassed her when they worked together. Cristen and Caroline talk about the significance, gender and racial dynamics, and lasting impact of Hill's public hearing that captivated the nation. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • ChangeMAKERS: No Dream Is Off Limits

    Mar 29 2016

    Shifting from corporate America to the New York Fire Department proved to be a major culture shock for Regina Wilson. Upon joining the force in 1999, she became the 12th African-American woman in the FDNY's history and now is the first female president of the Vulcan Society, the African-American fraternal organization founded in 1940 to combat racial discrimination among firefighters. In the final ChangeMAKERS installment, Cristen and Caroline learn about Wilson's battle against sexism and hosti...more

  • The Legal History of Sexual Harassment

    Mar 28 2016

    The term "sexual harassment" didn't exist before the 1970s. Cristen and Caroline investigate the legal history of this occupational hazard and why it took the courts so long to criminalize it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Sexism and Science Communication LIVE

    Mar 23 2016

    2015 was the year we started caring about sexism in science, WIRED magazine recently declared. In this live Stuff Mom Never Told You conversation at SxSW Interactive, Cristen and Caroline speak with astronomer and science communicator Nicole Cabrera about how harassment and discrimination affect scientific discovery, STEM online activism and why all of us have a vested interest in resolving these issues. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Disabled Sexuality

    Mar 21 2016

    People with disabilities are frequently erased from conversations about sexuality because of deeply ingrained stereotypes and marginalizing assumptions. Cristen and Caroline look at where these desexualizing tropes came from and their very real consequences. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • ChangeMAKERS: See It to Be It

    Mar 19 2016

    Dyllan McGee is one of the world's most important storytellers. Founder of the MAKERS online docuseries, McGee and creative director Sammi Leibovitz capture the often untold biographies of female trailblazers from all walks of life. In the third ChangeMAKERS installment, Cristen and Caroline hear from Dyllan and Sammi about following your passion, why no change it too small and how sharing MAKERS' stories shapes girls' futures. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwor...more

  • Sexist Emoji?

    Mar 16 2016

    Emoji are revolutionizing the way we communicate while also communicating gender stereotypes about women. Cristen and Caroline decode the gendered patterns of emoji use and why some think they don't speak loudly enough for girls and women. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Adult Coloring Books

    Mar 14 2016

    Coloring book sales have soared as adults rediscover the calming effects of this childhood pastime. Cristen and Caroline sketch out how the grownup coloring book trend began, psychological debates about its benefits and gender in between the lines. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • ChangeMAKERS: Motivation Matters

    Mar 11 2016

    Confidence is not a problem for U.S. women's soccer star Abby Wambach; the gender wage gap is. Recently retired, the gold medalist and top international scorer is shifting her focus from heading goals to tackling gender equality, and she's not going to let anything get in her way. In this third ChangeMAKERS installment, Cristen and Caroline talk with Wambach about learning from others, leading a team and the forces that motivate her to change the world. Learn more about your ad-choices at https...more

  • Iceland's Women on Strike

    Mar 09 2016

    On Oct. 24, 1975, women in Iceland went on strike to protest gender inequality. Cristen and Caroline go to work on how the strike happened, its impact and whether Iceland is the feminist paradise it's touted to be. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • ChangeMAKERS: Dignify Your Work

    Mar 04 2016

    The director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance and one of TIME's Most Influential People, Ai Jen Poo has dedicated her life to advocating tirelessly for the rights, dignity and empowerment of women whose voices are too often silenced. In this first ChangeMAKERS installment, Cristen and Caroline talk with Poo about the role of caregivers in our society and the power women wield when they come together to make change happen. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastne...more

  • Bossed Up

    Mar 02 2016

    Professional ambition, wellbeing and relationships can feel impossible to personally negotiate. Bossed Up founder and CEO Emilie Aries talks to Cristen and Caroline about how women in the workplace can abandon martyrdom mindset, avoid burnout and get unsuck from unfulfilling careers. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Babysitting

    Feb 29 2016

    By the time The Babysitters Club hit bookshelves, amateur childcare already had a buckwild history. Cristen and Caroline chart the invention, gender panic and economic boom of the babysitting industry. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Lady Truckers

    Feb 24 2016

    The trucking industry is recruiting women like never before. Cristen and Caroline get behind the wheel of what life is really life out there on the road and the long haul it will take to make the job safer for women. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Lady Mechanics

    Feb 22 2016

    Auto mechanics is a decidedly male-dominated field, with women comprising less than 2 percent of the profession. Cristen and Caroline get under the hood of the history of women and automobile upkeep and look at why a growing number of ladies are opening garages on their own. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Ghosting

    Feb 17 2016

    Are more people breaking up without saying goodbye? Cristen and Caroline discuss the not-so-new phenomenon of ghosting -- or abruptly ending a relationship and avoiding further contact -- why it happens, and whether it helps or haunts. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Cuddle Puddle

    Feb 15 2016

    Cuddling permeates many of our closest relationships, whether platonic or romantic - but why? Cristen and Caroline investigate the nature and nurture of cuddling, why some people are now paying for a good snuggle and who wins the spooning battle of the sexes. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • NASA's Hidden Computer Women

    Feb 10 2016

    When NASA was formed in 1958, its prized pool of all-female "computers" desegregated. Until then, mathematicians of color -- including Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Katherine Johnson -- worked, ate and used the restroom in a separate facilities. Cristen and Caroline shed overdue light on Johnson and her brilliant West Computer teammates who helped launch America into space. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Queer Saint Who Invented Intersectionality

    Feb 08 2016

    Pauli Murray is greatest intersectional trailblazer - and saint - you've never heard of. Cristen and Caroline marvel at the life, love and genius of this queer, African-American civil rights lawyer decades ahead of her time who legally shaped the civil rights and feminist movements and earned an historic Episcopal priesthood. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Infertility's Global Stigma

    Feb 03 2016

    Infertility affects million of women and men around the world, but cultural stigma has kept it in the shadows. Cristen and Caroline talk about the causes of male and female infertility, its psychological impact and why it's often a biological battle waged in silence. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • I Had a Miscarriage

    Feb 01 2016

    After experiencing a miscarriage at 16 weeks, clinical psychologist Jessica Zucker started the hashtag #IHadaMiscarriage, which went viral. Cristen and Caroline talk to Dr. Zucker about why miscarriage remains a taboo issue, how to comfort those grieving a loss and the cards she created to help us start these much-needed conversations. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Very Close Veins

    Jan 27 2016

    Why do more than half of all lady legs develop varicose and spider veins? Cristen and Caroline provide a rarely offered anatomy lesson on why they happen, how to treat them and what they have to do with menstrual belt. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Wrinkles in Time

    Jan 25 2016

    From bathing in donkey's milk to injecting our faces with fat and neurotoxins, our wrinkle-fighting regimens have been evolving for millennia. But are those lines really worth the battle? Cristen and Caroline iron out the history of our anti-wrinkle efforts, what bad habits accelerate aging and how wrinkles affect our self-perception. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Knitting

    Jan 20 2016

    Knitting was originally a job for the menfolk. Cristen and Caroline stitch together the mysterious history of the craft, how it transitioned to women's domestic work and how third-wave feminists reclaimed it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Street Art Sisterhood

    Jan 18 2016

    The history of graffitti and street art have been tagged with men's names, but not anymore. Women around the world are turning public spaces into their canvases, challenging gender norms and the art world at large. Just don't call them "female Banksys." Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • A Feminist Marriage

    Jan 13 2016

    Feminist marriages can take as much planning as feminist weddings. Meg Keene, A Practical Wedding founder and author of the new "A Practical Wedding Planner" offers indispensable advice for newlywed transitions, egalitarian relationships and redefining what it means to be a wife. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • A Practical Wedding

    Jan 11 2016

    When did weddings become so impractical, costing more than $26,000 on average? Meg Keene, A Practical Wedding Founder and author of the new "A Practical Wedding Planner" shares her insights and advice what an affordable, feminist wedding looks like and how to pull it off gracefully. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Art of Tarot

    Jan 06 2016

    The history of tarot cards is as tantalizing as the mystical insights they promise to reveal. Cristen and Caroline deal out how tarot evolved from a game into a divination tool and why two women living worlds apart are to thank for tarot's popularity today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Psychic Women

    Jan 04 2016

    Why are most psychic readers women? Cristen and Caroline examine how crystal balls, fortunetelling, palm reading and other mystical pastimes became women's work and whether females are the psychic sex. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • 2015 Women's Year in Review

    Dec 30 2015

    A pair of special HowStuffWorks guests join Cristen and Caroline to look back at the highlights and lowlights for women and representation in 2015. From the Supreme Court to Star Wars, it was a major year for equality. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Best of SMNTY 2015

    Dec 28 2015

    Cristen and Caroline look back at their favorite 2015 Stuff Mom Never Told You episodes and this year's important events and heroines we didn't cover on the podcast. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Are women bigger whiners?

    Dec 16 2015

    After a long, tough day, sometimes all you want to do is blow off steam by complaining. But is venting worth the emotional toll that getting trapped in a negativity spiral can take? Cristen and Caroline discuss the pros and cons of complaining and dissect why women are stereotyped as nags. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Adult Acne

    Dec 14 2015

    Acne isn't just a teenage rite of passage. Grown-up women with jobs and bank accounts struggle with chronic pimples as well. Cristen and Caroline examine why adult acne happens, how birth control affects it and other treatment options. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • YouTube Beauty Gurus

    Dec 09 2015

    If you ask a young girl who her beauty idol is, chances are, she'll name one of the mega-famous YouTube stars who make a living putting on makeup in front of the camera. Cristen and Caroline take a look at the women -- and men -- who just might be changing the digital beauty game with the stroke of a blush brush. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Hidden Lives of Fashion Bloggers

    Dec 07 2015

    If you think it's a lot of work to stay up-to-date on the latest trends, just imagine the average day of your favorite glam fashion blogger. Outlining the industry's evolution from grassroots passion projects to massive money-making Instagram empires, Cristen and Caroline discuss how successful fashion bloggers monetize the artifice of effortless femininity. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Lube 101

    Dec 02 2015

    Whether you're alone or partnered up, using personal lubricants is nothing to be ashamed of. Cristen and Caroline outline the history, use, and benefits of women using lube and dispel sex-shaming expectations about how female bodies ought to ready themselves for sex. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Anal Sex For All?

    Nov 30 2015

    According to the sexual health statistics, anal sex is more popular -- and pop culturally relevant -- among women than ever before. Cristen and Caroline discuss how consent, safety and pleasure factor into this formerly taboo intimate territory. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Gilmore Girls and Guys

    Nov 25 2015

    With help from Gilmore Guys podcast hosts Kevin T. Porter and Demi Adejuyigbe, Cristen and Caroline take a stroll through Stars Hollow, discussing the highs and lows -- and feminist leanings -- that continue to make 'Gilmore Girls' a cultural touchstone. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • #blessed

    Nov 23 2015

    Are #blessed and #lucky just another way for women to downplay success -- or to humblebrag? Cristen and Caroline dive into why so many ladies on social media seem to feel the need to portray themselves as effortlessly perfect. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Hollywood's STEAM Women

    Nov 18 2015

    Visual effects artists combine art, math and tech to create the stunning imagery you see onscreen - but they're not immune from the gender gap that plagues other STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) jobs. Cristen and Caroline discuss why an absence of women in special effects is just one difficulty for Hollywood's ailing VFX industry. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Max Factor and Hollywood's Makeover Men

    Nov 16 2015

    Hollywood's first makeup artists were exclusively men. Cristen and Caroline highlight how Max Factor and the Westmore boys revolutionized movie makeup artistry and why the industry could use a facelift today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Little Miss Perfect

    Nov 11 2015

    Perfectionism is assumed to be a female trait, but what does that mean, exactly? Cristen and Caroline explore how perfectionism isn't what you think it is and whether women actually are perfectionists in their appearance, career and relationships. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Anxious Women

    Nov 09 2015

    Why are women twice as likely to experience chronic anxiety? Cristen and Caroline share their own experiences with long-term anxiety, whether female anxiety is more nature or nurture and how to manage its persistent symptoms. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Cooking Shows

    Nov 04 2015

    In 1963, Julia Child made an omelet on Boston public television and changed culinary history forever. Cristen and Caroline cook up how television cooking gave rise to celebrity chefs who brought a new generation of cooking women into our homes for better -- or burnt. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Gendered Chef

    Nov 02 2015

    Women leading professional kitchens is a relatively new dish. Cristen and Caroline cook up the history of how chef became a man's job and how women today are taking the culinary industry by storm. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Hollywood Witches

    Oct 28 2015

    From Bewitched to American Horror Story: Coven, Hollywood has loved casting women as witches. In this Halloween episode, Cristen and Caroline discuss why witches are arguably the best female archetype on screen and their ideal witch squad members. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Feminist Witchcraft

    Oct 26 2015

    Some argue that all feminists are witches by default and mean it as a compliment. Cristen and Caroline explore the not-so-spooky relationship between feminism, witchcraft and modern-day Wicca. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Significant Others

    Oct 21 2015

    Boyfriends and girlfriends are so passe. In a romantic era that knows no age, marital or gender identity bounds, Cristen and Caroline search for the ideal couple label that aptly communicates modern commitment. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Couple Speak

    Oct 19 2015

    Couples with cutesy pet names and intimate code language may be nauseating, but research finds those are signs of a healthy relationship. Cristen and Caroline parse out the particulars of how and why couple-speak happens. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Juiceheads

    Oct 14 2015

    What's up with the juice cleanse trend? Cristen and Caroline sip on how Scientology helped reintroduce juice cleansing to the masses and why the promise of detoxing is fresh-squeezed quackery. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Athleisure

    Oct 12 2015

    Sweatpants are the new slacks, and high tops are the new heels. Cristen and Caroline dissect the rise and resilience of the athleisure trend and whether it signals mainstream women's fashion moving sidestepping the male gaze and gendered clothing altogether. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Girls Who Lift

    Oct 07 2015

    Why are many women scared of weightlifting? Cristen and Caroline flex the gendered history of women lifting heavy things and debunk the myth that girls who lift will bulk up. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Rowdy Ronda

    Oct 05 2015

    Ronda "Rowdy" Rousey is the world's most successful women's MMA fighter and has even been called a feminist icon. Cristen and Caroline discuss her judo-fueled rise to fighting fame and why she's attracted feminist adoration and scrutiny. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Breastaurants

    Sep 30 2015

    In 1983, the first Hooters restaurant opened, unofficially inventing the "attentive service sector" restaurant industry. Colloquially known as breastauarants, these man cave-themed eateries trade on young women's sex appeal to serve up booming profits. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Waitress Workforce

    Sep 28 2015

    Waitresses are a cornerstone, though often underappreciated and underpaid, of the food industry. Cristen and Caroline serve up a history of this female-dominated service sector and why gender is always on the menu. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Birth of Maternity Fashion

    Sep 23 2015

    Compared to pregnancy, the history of maternity clothes is in its infancy. Cristen and Caroline strut through the timeline of maternity fashion and what those prenatal outfits then and now tell us about how we view pregnant bodies. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Why America Hates Maternity Leave

    Sep 21 2015

    Why is the United States the only developed nation that offers no federally mandated paid maternity leave? Cristen and Caroline trace the origin of America's paltry postnatal care to World War II and the business behind the American Dream. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Bye Felipe

    Sep 16 2015

    Online dating offers documentary proof of men not handling women's sexual rejection gracefully. Cristen and Caroline talk about what happens when masculinity constructs and swiping left collide and why straight guys sometimes can't take 'no' for an answer. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Dead Ladies Project

    Sep 14 2015

    In her new book, author Jessa Crispin travels the world solo, following in the footsteps of artists who've come before. Caroline and Cristen chat with the writer and Bookslut founder about trading complacency for carrying your own bag. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Feminist Transphobia

    Sep 09 2015

    "Trans-exclusionary radical feminists," or TERFs, is considered a slur. Yet, some radical feminists who define womanhood through biology rather than gender identity exist. Cristen and Caroline explore how this transphobia has impacted feminism, women's colleges and public perceptions of what radical feminism means. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Lavender Menace

    Sep 07 2015

    Betty Friedan, author of "The Feminine Mystique," once infamously referred to radical lesbian feminists as a "lavender menace" that threatened the credibility of the National Organization for Women. Cristen and Caroline revisit the homophobic rift within second-wave feminism and the development of lesbian feminism in the 1970s. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Margaret Mead

    Sep 02 2015

    Nicknamed Mother to the World, Margaret Mead was an icon of cultural anthropology who laid an academic foundation for the sexual revolution and second wave feminism. Cristen and Caroline explore Margaret Mead's fascinating backstory, love life and intellectual legacy. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Feminist Anthropology

    Aug 31 2015

    Anthropology, or the study of past and present humans, was a discipline largely developed by and focused on men. Cristen and Caroline examine how pioneering women anthropologists and the rise of feminist anthropology changed mainstream ideas about gender, sex and women's roles. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Samurai Women

    Aug 26 2015

    Did women samurai exist in ancient Japan? Cristen and Caroline uncover the truth about Japanese women warriors and how their uncommon backstories became the stuff of legend. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Asian Fetish

    Aug 24 2015

    The fetishization of East Asian women, derisively referred to as "yellow fever," is as old as the Silk Road. Cristen and Caroline unpack the history and Hollywood perpetuation of stereotyping Asian women as either submissive lotus flowers or cunning dragon ladies, defined only by their exoticism and sexuality. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Free the Nipple

    Aug 19 2015

    Why are women on social media intentionally letting their nips slip? Cristen and Caroline discuss the history and celebrity-fueled rise of the Free the Nipple movement and what bare nipples have to do with gender equality. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Why can't women go topless?

    Aug 17 2015

    Did you know it's legal in most states for women to go topless? Cristen and Caroline explore the history of men and women taking off their shirts in public and why toplessness is a feminist issue. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The High Priestess of Soul

    Aug 12 2015

    Nina Simone was a musical prodigy and civil rights activist whose iconic voice and style shaped the sound of modern jazz and soul. Cristen and Caroline explore the tempestuous woman behind the artistic legend and how racism compelled and complicated her career. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Borderline Personality Disorder

    Aug 10 2015

    What is borderline personality disorder, and why did doctors think it disproportionately affected women? Cristen and Caroline examine the history and emerging treatments of this mental health condition that continues to puzzle practitioners. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Period Pride

    Aug 05 2015

    In the 1970s, Germaine Greer encouraged women to taste their own menstrual blood. These days, artists are creating work about periods to help erase the menstruation stigma. Cristen and Caroline look at the evolution of period pride and discuss whether the in-your-face attitude is actually helping. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Podcasting Women: Chicks Who Script

    Aug 03 2015

    Chicks Who Script is a hilarious and insightful podcast focusing on women and the film industry. Screenwriters Lauren Schacher, Maggie F. Levin and Emily Blake talk with Cristen and Caroline about sexism, staying motivated and their own writer role models. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Podcasting Women (and Bryan Safi): Throwing Shade

    Jul 29 2015

    Throwing Shade is podcasting's funniest weekly commentary on feminist and LGBT issues. Cristen and Caroline talk to comedians and hosts Erin Gibson and Bryan Safi about how they met at Current TV, how comedy intersects with their activism and the importance of listening to your inner witch. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Waist Training

    Jul 27 2015

    Women across Instagram are wearing corsets while they work out. No really. Cristen and Caroline take on the waist training exercise fad by consulting corset history, waist training-wary doctors and studies suggesting shapewear should be worn with caution. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Podcasting Women: Black Girls Talking

    Jul 22 2015

    Black Girls Talking is a must-hear podcast on pop culture, representation, and feminism hosted by Alesia, Fatima, Ramou and Aurelia. Cristen and Caroline chat with hosts Alesia and Aurelia about the podcast's origin story, exceptionalism and white privilege, and why feminism is a verb. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • How to Pee Standing Up

    Jul 20 2015

    When it comes to bathroom hygiene, access and safety, peeing standing up is a legitimate concern for many women and trans men. Cristen and Caroline talk female urinary devices (FUDs), from the first lady to patent one in 1918 to why the U.S. government has spent money analyzing FUDs on the market. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The $10 Woman

    Jul 15 2015

    The U.S. Treasury announced a woman will be featured on a new $10 bill, which got Cristen and Caroline wondering about women on currency around the world. And more importantly, does a woman's face on money really uplift gender equality? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Podcasting Women: The Longest Shortest Time

    Jul 13 2015

    Bedridden following a difficult childbirth, radio producer and author Hillary Frank started a podcast as a "3 a.m. bedside companion" for parents like her who might feel alone in navigating new motherhood and fatherhood. Cristen talks with Hillary about the evolution of The Longest Shortest Time, childbirth taboos and tips for bridging the parent vs. non-parent divide. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Judy Blume Forever

    Jul 08 2015

    One of the most beloved and banned authors, Judy Blume wrote adolescence like no other. Cristen and Caroline investigate how Judy Blume's real life intersected with her fictional books, censorship activism and feminism. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Empresses of Science Fiction

    Jul 06 2015

    Did you know a woman wrote what many consider the first science-fiction novel? Cristen and Caroline explore women who've shaped science fiction's past and present and how the genre plays with gender. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • How to Skate Like a Girl, Part 2

    Jul 01 2015

    Since skateboarding arrived in the 1950s, women like Patti McGee, Peggy Oki and Elissa Steamer have proven that skating like a girl isn't second-rate. Cristen and Caroline shred the history of women in skateboarding and how it evolved from a gender-neutral California pastime into a nearly boy-exclusive subculture. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • How to Skate Like a Girl, Part 1

    Jun 29 2015

    Since skateboarding arrived in the 1950s, women like Patti McGee, Peggy Oki and Elissa Steamer have proven that skating like a girl isn't second-rate. Cristen and Caroline shred the history of women in skateboarding and how it evolved from a gender-neutral California pastime into a nearly boy-exclusive subculture. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Bisexual Erasure, Part 2

    Jun 24 2015

    Is the concept of sexual fluidity erasing bisexuality? Cristen and Caroline continue their discussion of bisexual erasure happening everywhere from academia to "Orange Is the New Black." Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Bisexual Erasure, Part 1

    Jun 22 2015

    Why does the B in LGBT often get overlooked? Cristen and Caroline examine America's history of bisexual erasure and how bisexual people face prejudice from straight and gay communities alike. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Dad Bods

    Jun 17 2015

    Dad bods broke the Internet in spring 2015. How did a college nickname for a beer-swilling physique spark a national debate about body image and mom bods? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Man Caves

    Jun 15 2015

    Do men need domestic sanctuaries to escape the pressures of modern manhood? Welcome to man caves -- also known as mantuaries and manspaces -- for guys in search of a room of one's own. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Life as a Lady Music Producer

    Jun 10 2015

    Do women music producers bring something different to the recording studio? Sylvia Massy thinks so. Cristen and Caroline ask the platinum-record-earning producer about her stellar career working with the likes of Prince and Tool and how gender has influenced her life in the control room. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Electronic Women

    Jun 08 2015

    Whether playing the theremin or crafting soundscapes for your favorite TV shows, women have shaped the electronic music industry from the beginning. Cristen and Caroline examine the role of these synth pioneers and women's place in today's billion-dollar electronic scene. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Laverne Cox Effect

    Jun 03 2015

    Laverne Cox's breakout role in "Orange Is the New Black" was a watershed moment for transgender representation on television. Cristen and Caroline talk to trans activist and writer Raquel Willis about Cox's Hollywood activism, the Caitlyn Jenner interview and trans representation progress that still needs to be made. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Transgender TV

    Jun 01 2015

    Transgender characters are beginning to come alive on television. Cristen and Caroline talk to trans activist and writer Raquel Willis about the pop culture's historical relationship with transgender narratives, stereotypical trans roles and the cis actors who've played them, and why trans TV matters. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • All the Single Ladies

    May 27 2015

    Why do people fear the single woman? In this episode, Cristen and Caroline talk to researcher Kinneret Lahad about why singledom is seen as so disruptive and why the Single by Choice movement isn't all it's cracked up to be. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Single by Choice

    May 25 2015

    Who needs marriage these days? Cristen and Caroline discuss the record number of Americans choosing to stay single and why single women tend to spark more controversy and panic than single men. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Many Lives of Bettie Page

    May 20 2015

    Pin-up queen Bettie Page is more popular today than she was at the height of her career in the 1950s. Cristen and Caroline explore Bettie's biography, her pinup legacy and why many feminists consider her an icon. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Pinup Girls

    May 18 2015

    During World War II, pinups were the ultimate American sex symbols. Cristen and Caroline discuss the history and evolution of pinups, female pinup artists and why some women consider pinup fashion and imagery empowering today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Designing Women

    May 13 2015

    Interior design has been considered 'women's work' ever since Elsie de Wolfe became America's first famous decorator in the early 20th century. Cristen and Caroline investigate the feminization of interior design, the use of color and home decor and why 'decorator' became a dirty word in the industry. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • How to Become a (Woman) Carpenter

    May 11 2015

    Nina McLaughlin's carpentry memoir "Hammer Head" is about so much more than woodworking. Cristen and Caroline chat with the writer and carpenter about the joys of the Japanese saw, the importance of patience and what it's like being one of the 2 percent of women in carpentry. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Baby Weight-Loss Race

    May 06 2015

    Celebrities' post-childbirth weight loss has become a standard feature of tabloids. Cristen and Caroline examine our collective fixation on these new moms' bodies and how it skews non-celebrity perceptions on how women should expect to look after they're done expecting. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Baby Bumps

    May 04 2015

    In 2002, tabloid editor Bonnie Fuller coined the term "bump watch" that stoked our pop cultural obsession with celebrity pregnancies. Cristen and Caroline discuss why we care about famous people's uteruses and how the Hollywood bump watch influences non-celebrity pregnancies and female body image. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Dolores Huerta's Grassroots Legacy

    Apr 29 2015

    Labor and Chicano civil rights activist Dolores Huerta made history organizing underpaid farmworkers and exposing the plight of the people who feed American families. Cristen and Caroline celebrate her grassroots passion that defied gender and cultural barriers and continues to inspire. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Farmer Janes

    Apr 27 2015

    Being a farmer's wife used to be the pinnacle role for women in agriculture, but that's changing fast. As more women reclaim land and run farms, Cristen and Caroline highlight how they're becoming seen as the rising gatekeepers of sustainable food production. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Divorced Women

    Apr 22 2015

    Society has always been a little suspicious of the divorced woman: Is she a gold-digging threat or a pitiful, jilted wife? Most likely, she's neither. Cristen and Caroline wade through the stereotypes to uncover the reality of life as a divorcee. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Trophy Wives

    Apr 20 2015

    Do beautiful women marry for money? Cristen and Caroline unpack the gender- and race-loaded stereotype of the Trophy Wife and investigate whether she really exists. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Can science fiction save the world?

    Apr 13 2015

    Science fiction writers like Octavia Butler and Ursula K. Le Guin have long used this otherworldy genre to confront discrimination and inequality. Cristen and Caroline chat with Bitch Media's Sarah Mirk about the power of science fiction to create the equitable future we'd like to see in the real world. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Are women more passive-aggressive?

    Apr 08 2015

    Sure, fine, whatever. What is passive aggression, and why is it associated stereotypically with women? Cristen and Caroline break down what passive aggression is, where it comes from and how it plays out among genders. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Obsessed with OCD

    Apr 06 2015

    What is obsessive-compulsive disorder and why does it happen? Cristen and Caroline separate mental health facts from pop cultural fiction about this commonly misunderstood disorder that affects millions of men and women. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • A White, Marmorean Flock

    Apr 01 2015

    Why did an exceptional group of ex-patriot, 19th-century female sculptors become known as a "white, marmorean flock"? Cristen and Caroline discuss their artistic sojourns to Italy and what it meant to be a female sculptor at that time. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Female Nude

    Mar 30 2015

    The female nude is a cornerstone of Western art, so how should we interpret her importance? Cristen and Caroline investigate the art history and societal significance of these mysterious unclothed muses. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Professional Dominatrix

    Mar 25 2015

    The dominatrix has become a common pop cultural trope and fashion theme, but mainstream depictions are often misleading. Cristen and Caroline discuss the cultural history of the dominatrix and what a professional dominatrix's job description entails. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • BDSM 101

    Mar 23 2015

    Is BDSM a safe and healthy sexual lifestyle? Cristen and Caroline guide listeners through the basics of Bondage, Discipline, Dominance, Submission, Sadism and Masochism and why it isn't what '50 Shades of Grey' readers might think it is. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Real Queen Victoria

    Mar 18 2015

    How did Queen Victoria's personal life set the tone for the entire Victorian era? Holly from Stuff You Missed in History Class stops by to dish about the fascinating life and times of the her favorite royal, Queen Victoria. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Woman Pharaoh

    Mar 16 2015

    Hatshepsut was one of the most successful kings in ancient Egypt -- who also happened to be a woman. Cristen and Caroline talk with Egyptologist Kara Cooney about Hatshepsut's rise to power, why her legacy was erased from history and what women leaders today can learn from this fearless pharaoh. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Women in Architecture

    Mar 11 2015

    Are men better at designing buildings? Cristen and Caroline explore this question the has perplexed the architecture industry since Louise Bethune became America's first female architect in the 1870s. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Women in Construction

    Mar 09 2015

    Women are a rarity sight on construction sites, making up .less than 10 percent of the building industry. Cristen and Caroline break down the particular challenges women in construction face -- none of which have to do with upper body strength. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Slut Shaming 101

    Mar 04 2015

    Slut shaming is one of society's favorite forms of policing female sexuality. Cristen and Caroline explore the history, science and psychology of slut shaming, and why it's often a girl-on-girl pattern. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Stalking 101

    Mar 02 2015

    Stalking wasn't illegal in the United States until 1989. Cristen and Caroline outline the different forms of stalking, differences between male and female stalkers, and how stalking is a form of dating violence. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Haute Couture Feminism

    Feb 25 2015

    Can high-end fashion and feminism ever mesh? Cristen and Caroline discuss the ongoing debates about how clothing fits with feminism from Women's Lib to Chanel's (in)famous fall fashion feminist "protest." Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Where are the black female directors?

    Feb 18 2015

    When the Oscars snubbed 'Selma' director Ava DuVernay, it left many with a bigger question about the absence of black female directors in Hollywood. In this Oscar season episode, Cristen and Caroline search behind the camera for women of color. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Hollywood's First Female Directors

    Feb 16 2015

    In 1896, Alice Guy Blache became the world's first female director who also went on to trailblaze a host of innovative film techniques. Just in time for Oscar season, Cristen and Caroline highlight a trio of women pioneers behind the camera whose incredible legacies were all but erased from silver screen history. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Premature Ejaculation

    Feb 11 2015

    One in the three men are reported to suffer from premature ejaculation. But just how premature is premature ejaculation and why does it happen? Cristen and Caroline trace its medical history from inconvenience to pharmaceutical gold mine. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Do women ejaculate?

    Feb 09 2015

    Written descriptions of female ejaculation first appeared two thousand years ago, yet scientists still debate whether squirting really happens. Cristen and Caroline trace the medical history of female ejaculation and why squirting controversy persists in medical labs, porn studios and bedrooms today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Gay Best Friend

    Feb 04 2015

    Pop culture tells us gay men and straight women make the best of friends, but why? Cristen and Caroline dissect the sociology, culture and evolutionary psychology of these relationships to figure out whether these presumed besties are a product of nature or nurture. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Shine Theory

    Feb 02 2015

    According to Shine Theory, powerful women make the best friends. But does success in life and career get in the way of healthy female friendships? Cristen and Caroline take a closer look at success, jealousy and competition among ladypals. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Stargazers, Part 2

    Jan 28 2015

    Today's lady astronomers are following a trail that was blazed by brilliant women centuries ago, but it hasn't always been easy-going. Cristen and Caroline examine the state of this fascinating STEM field and the women who are helping to map the sky. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Stargazers, Part 1

    Jan 26 2015

    Women have been making critical contributions to the field of astronomy since ancient times, but once it became professionalized in the modern era, many women were shoved aside. Cristen and Caroline look at astronomy's evolution and share the contributions of some of the stargazing pioneers. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Not Your Average Period Panties

    Jan 21 2015

    Julie Sygiel reinvented the period panty with her company Dear Kate. Cristen and Caroline chat with this startup STEM major-turned-underwear entrepreneur about everything everything from venture capital to feminist dads and how Dear Kate is hoping to disrupt the lingerie industry. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • A History of Panties

    Jan 19 2015

    The history of women's underwear is probably shorter than you think. Cristen and Caroline unpack the evolution of pantaloons to panties and how what women wear under their clothes reveals a lot about the world outside of them. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Women in Comics, Part 2

    Jan 14 2015

    When the Underground Comix Revolution happened in the 1960s, women still weren't welcome in comics circles, but it didn't stop them from making their art and telling their unique stories. In the second half of a two-part podcast, Cristen and Caroline trace the rise of women like Lynda Barry and Alison Bechdel in indie comics to the current clamor for more women in today's mainstream comic book industry. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Women in Comics, Part 1

    Jan 12 2015

    In 1896, Truth magazine published the first comic strip drawn by a woman. In the first half of a two-part podcast, Cristen and Caroline trace the early history of women in comics from the origin of the newspaper comic strip to the Golden Age of Comic Books. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Teenyboppers: From Musicomaniacs to Beliebers

    Jan 07 2015

    Long before Beatlemania, 19th-century women threw themselves on stage to touch pianist Franz Liszt. Ever since, emotional teenyboppers have been misunderstood and ridiculed for their musical tastes. Cristen and Caroline spotlight the history of pop music fandom and why fangirls are considered the very worst kind of followers. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Why take Taylor Swift seriously?

    Jan 05 2015

    One of the most powerful women in the music industry, Taylor Swift has amassed a global legion of fans through her catchy songwriting, social media savvy and star-studded dating history. Cristen and Caroline take a look at the country-princess-turned-pop-powerhouse's incredible career and why her critics ignore her talent. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • 2014 Best of Stuff Mom Never Told You

    Dec 31 2014

    What do big butts, revenge porn and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg all have in common? They were some of the most popular Stuff Mom Never Told You episodes of 2014 that got listeners talking. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Night Shift Moms

    Dec 29 2014

    Millions of working moms work night shifts to reap its possible parenting benefits. Cristen and Caroline look into the intersections of motherhood and shift work, as well as health risks associated with working while the kids are sleeping. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Murder She Watched, Part 2

    Dec 24 2014

    Angela Lansbury was 59 what she began starring in "Murder She Wrote" as Jessica Fletcher. Cristen and Caroline pick up their lady detective talk with JB Fletcher and why television has been friendlier to older women as crime solvers and how femininity is played on screen on Law and Order: SVU, Prime Suspect, Top of the Lake and other lady detective-driven shows. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Murder She Watched, Part 1

    Dec 22 2014

    Women detectives have been a prime-time staple since the 1950s. In part one of their investigation into female crime solvers on TV, Cristen and Caroline trace the literary origin of this beloved character all the way to Cagney and Lacey's game-changing roles. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Chess Queens

    Dec 17 2014

    Chess, one of history's oldest games, is considered a man's game -- but why? Cristen and Caroline examine how the queen piece revolutionized chess and subsequently kicked women players out of the sport. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Why do women join cults?

    Dec 15 2014

    Are women likelier to join cults? Cristen and Caroline investigate how destructive cults like the Manson Family work and why women join them and then debunk stereotypes about women in cults. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Only Girl in the Band

    Dec 10 2014

    Cristen and Caroline chat with Belle & Sebastian member Sarah Martin about women in indie rock and what it's like being the only girl in the band. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Shapely Ankles and Cankles

    Dec 08 2014

    Why are women getting plastic surgery to slim down their ankles? Cristen and Caroline explore how slender ankles became a feminine beauty standard and the etymology and science behind the dreaded cankles. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Eggsurance

    Dec 03 2014

    Why is egg freezing the most hotly discussed health benefit in Silicon Valley? Cristen and Caroline put the science and success rates of oocyte cryopreservation, or egg freezing, under the microscope to determine whether it really is the great workplace equalizer for women. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Uterine Fibroids 101

    Dec 01 2014

    As many as 75 percent of women develop uterine fibroids, yet few are aware of this women's health issue. Cristen and Caroline break down what fibroids are, when they should be treated and why African-American women are at a higher risk of developing them. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Pocahontas and the Indian Princess Myth

    Nov 26 2014

    The Pocahontas myth has perpetuated the "Indian Princess" stereotype since the 17th century. Cristen and Caroline explore how this stereotype mangles the true history of Native American women and mythbust the Disney version of Pocahontas. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Basics of Bitch

    Nov 24 2014

    Where did basic bitches come from? Cristen and Caroline take an etymological journey through the history, gender politics and reclamation of women's most-used curse word. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Women Who Vape

    Nov 19 2014

    The Oxford English Dictionary declared "vape" its 2014 Word of the Year, and it's not just men getting into vaping culture these days. Cristen and Caroline puff on how the rapidly growing e-cigarette industry is selling women on vaping and how it compares to how Big Tobacco lit up female smokers. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Why is Ebola killing more women?

    Nov 12 2014

    Why is the Ebola virus killing more women than men in West Africa? Cristen and Caroline chart the spread of the Ebola virus and the gender roles that put women more at risk for contracting Ebola virus and other pandemics. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Can nail polish prevent rape?

    Nov 10 2014

    Nail polish that changes color in the presence of date rape drugs is just one of many products and apps being developed to prevent rape. Cristen and Caroline parse out the pros and cons this emerging cottage industry and whether it ultimately contributes to eradicating rape or perpetuating victim-blaming. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • How should lady lawyers dress?

    Nov 05 2014

    The verdict on female lawyers' proper courtroom attire is murky at best. Cristen and Caroline investigate why workplace wardrobe is particularly vexing for women attorneys and how that reflects on broader gender equity issues in legal professions. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Is PMS a myth?

    Nov 03 2014

    It might seem like a preposterous question, but many researchers wonder how much of premenstrual syndrome, or PMS, is physical fact versus culturally constructed fiction. Cristen and Caroline chart the medical history of PMS and how moodiness most commonly associated with might not be a byproduct of menstruation. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Women and the Art of Dying

    Oct 29 2014

    Where do our death rituals come from? Kate Sweeney, author of "American Afterlife: Encounters in the Customs of Mourning" talks to Cristen and Caroline about the role women have played in death and mourning from Victorian hair jewelry to modern-day memorial tattoo artists. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Girls in Gangs

    Oct 27 2014

    Why is gang membership among girls on the rise? Cristen and Caroline explore the history of girl gangs and what gang life means for young women past and present. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Stay Golden

    Oct 22 2014

    Almost as soon as The Golden Girls premiered in 1985, it became one of the most beloved shows on television. Cristen and Caroline discuss the show's history and incredible legacy as a sitcom that wasn't afraid to tackle important issues such as aging, sexual health and even gay marriage. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Domestic Violence 101

    Oct 20 2014

    Intimate partner violence, or domestic violence, accounts for 15 percent of all violent crime in the United States. Cristen and Caroline uncover the cycle of domestic violence and manipulation that keeps female and male victims from leaving their partners and the long-term health impacts of this epidemic of abuse. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Mastectomy Tattoos

    Oct 15 2014

    In recent years, tattoos have become a common part of breast cancer recovery. Beginning with a brief refresher on the history of women and ink, Cristen and Caroline discuss the different ways tattoos are providing new and empowering choices for women who've undergone mastectomies. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Cliteracy

    Oct 13 2014

    The clitoris has been one of the most misunderstood and maligned female features in medical history. Cristen and Caroline uncover the incredible geography of clitoral complex and why it took so long for doctors to figure it out. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Gone Girls

    Oct 06 2014

    What exactly is a sociopath, and why are women with antisocial personality disorder so rare? Cristen and Caroline confront the clinical realities of sociopathy and why it's become pop culture's favorite character flaw. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • "Spicy" Latinas

    Sep 29 2014

    Stereotypes about Latinas' bodies and behaviors abound, and perhaps none are more pop culturally persistent than that of the "spicy" Latina. Cristen and Caroline, trace the history behind this on-screen trope that's endured from Carmen Miranda to Sofia Vergara. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Eyelash Lengths We Go

    Sep 24 2014

    Why do women care so much about their eyelashes? From science and ancient history to to a mascare inventor named Rimmel, Cristen and Caroline get deep about these not-so-superficial hairs. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Black Hairstory

    Sep 22 2014

    Black hair contains an entire history of ethnic pride, discrimination and assimilation. Lori L. Tharp, author of "Hair Story: Untangling the Roots of Black Hair in America," talks to Cristen about black hair from the tragic to the triumphant and why more black women today are celebrating the beauty of their natural hair. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Daddy's Girls

    Sep 17 2014

    How do girls' relationships with their fathers influence who they grow up to become? Cristen and Caroline unpack the psychology of "daddy issues" and the unique dynamics of father-daughter bonding. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Mama's Boys

    Sep 15 2014

    How do boys' relationships with their mothers influence who they grow up to become? Cristen and Caroline unpack the psychology of "mama's boys" and the unique dynamics of mother-son bonding. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • "Perfect" Teeth

    Sep 10 2014

    What "perfect" teeth look like depends on where in the world you are. In this episode, Cristen and Caroline shed light on the intersections between beauty, social status and teeth. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Grandmother Hypothesis

    Sep 08 2014

    According to the "grandmother hypothesis," humans have grandmas, nanas and bubbies to thank for their longer lifespans. In this episode, Cristen and Caroline reveal the compelling science and evolution behind these important maternal figures. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Late Night TV: No Girls Allowed?

    Sep 03 2014

    Is late night television resistant to women hosts and writers? Cristen and Caroline explore the past and present of late night TV to answer a question critics and viewers alike have been asking increasingly in recent years: where are the women? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Is modest hottest?

    Aug 27 2014

    Since ancient times, women have been advised to cover up in order to protect their dignity. More recently, a so-called "modesty movement" has gotten underway, and Cristen and Caroline undress how the "modest is hottest" message ultimately strips agency from women and men alike. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Cosplaying With Gender

    Aug 25 2014

    As cosplay has become more popular outside of Japan in recent years, it has raised fascinating questions about gender, sexuality and authenticity in fandom and the fictional realms cosplay strives to mirror. Just in time for con season, Cristen and Caroline share how there's far more to cosplay than dressing up. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Curly Hair Conundrums

    Aug 20 2014

    Curly-haired women often feel like they're living in a flat-ironed, staight-haired world. Cristen and Caroline untangle the science of curly hair and get to the root of the cultural stereotypes regarding ringlets. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Female Insomiac

    Aug 18 2014

    Women are far likelier to suffer from insomnia than men, but why? Cristen and Caroline put the science to rest on the biological and psychological female factors that lead to sleepless nights. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Fat Bottomed Girls

    Aug 13 2014

    Why do women have larger buttocks than men, and why are they considered attractive? From Hottentot Venus to Instagram's Butt Selfie Queen, Cristen and Caroline get to the bottom of our longstanding cultural fascination with women's big butts. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Middle Child Syndrome

    Aug 11 2014

    Do middle children really get the short end of the familial stick? Cristen and Caroline explore the psychological history of middle children, the influence of birth order and the cultural biases against the in-between siblings. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Greek Brotherhood

    Aug 06 2014

    How did Greek fraternities become a part of college life? Cristen and Caroline investigate the history of fraternities and how problems hazing, drinking and sexual assault threaten their future existence. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Science of BFFs

    Aug 04 2014

    What's the scientific function of best friendship? Cristen and Caroline put besties and bromances under the microscope to discover the pros and cons of how these influential relationships shape our lives. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Women's Wanderlust

    Jul 30 2014

    Women who travel alone have long raised suspicious eyebrows for bucking convention in order to see the world. Cristen and Caroline take a trip from the 19th-century Golden Age of Travel to today to find out why women travel solo and whether their independent itineraries are really a safety risk. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Seafaring Women

    Jul 23 2014

    The earliest seafaring women had to disguise themselves as men just to be allowed aboard ships. In this aquatic installment of their series on exploration, Cristen and Caroline chart the incredible adventures of women on the high seas past and present. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Dear Ladies

    Jul 21 2014

    Cristen and Caroline visit the Stuff Mom Never Told You listener mail bag to answer questions about asexual dating, modesty, the "hot convict" meme and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Antarctic Women

    Jul 16 2014

    Of all the places on the globe, Antarctica has been the hardest for women to reach, barred even from South Pole-bound ships. Cristen and Caroline bundle up for an adventure with the persistent women who fought their way to explore the icy continent. Antarctica-bound ships, women have had to fight their way to explore the icy continent. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • All-Terrain Women

    Jul 09 2014

    During the Golden Age of Exploration, discovering unknown lands was something that typically required a lot of money -- and being a man. Cristen and Caroline highlight the women who dared to defy convention, explore and change the world. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Mapping Women Explorers

    Jul 02 2014

    Exploration has long be considered a manly pursuit, but a new generation of women explorers and adventures are changing that. Cristen and Caroline survey the women's rich and exciting history of exploration and how they've fought for the right the investigate the natural world -- even in petticoats and corsets. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Forever Sassy

    Jun 30 2014

    In 1986, Jane Pratt founded Sassy, a magazine which revolutionized teen girl media and culture, and now she helms xoJane.com. Cristen chatted with Jane how the pressures on young women have changed -- and stayed the same -- over the years, feminism, and the importance of xoJane and Sassy today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Women's Tennis: From Pat Ball to Grand Slams

    Jun 25 2014

    Among professional sports, tennis often is cited as one of the most gender equitable for female athletes. Cristen and Caroline serve up the evolution of women's tennis and the players who trailblazed the way to diversity on the court. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Exotic Beauty

    Jun 23 2014

    When Lupita Nyong'o won her Academy Award in early 2014, she was widely hailed as an "exotic" starlet, despite her not-so-exotic rise to stardom. Cristen and Caroline explore the broader intersections of race and Western beauty constructs and the multilayerd problem of exoticizing non-white beauty. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Abolitionist Heroines

    Jun 18 2014

    Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the United States, and in recognition, Cristen and Caroline discuss the often unsung women who helped set an enslaved people free, despite tremendous race- and gender-based prejudice. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Single Dads

    Jun 16 2014

    More men than ever before are raising kids as single dads. To celebrate Father's Day, Cristen and Caroline trace how single fatherhood has become the new normal and spotlight how and why society treats single dads differently from single moms. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Literary Reign of YA Fiction

    Jun 11 2014

    For the 2014 Stuff Mom Never Told You Summer Book Extravaganza, Cristen and Caroline explore the massively popular world of YA fiction and its enduring appeal into adulthood. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Did WW2 really help Rosie the Riveters?

    Jun 09 2014

    World War II often is cited as a watershed moment for getting American women in the workplace. To commemorate D-Day, Cristen and Caroline reexamine whether the war really helped Rosie the Riveters climb career ladders. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Amateur Wedding Guest

    Jun 04 2014

    Writer Jen Doll has attended so many weddings, she wrote a hilarious memoir about the nuptial tradition from the guests' perspective. Cristen chats with Doll about weddings and relationships, feminism and her new book, "Save the Date." Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Gay Wedding Traditions

    Jun 02 2014

    With same-sex marriage increasingly becoming legal around the world, Cristen and Caroline celebrate with a look at how gay weddings combine somethings old and new. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Imagination Celebration

    May 28 2014

    To celebrate World Children's Day, Cristen and Caroline explore the science of children's vivid imaginations and why our imaginations fade as we age. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Women Behind Disney

    May 26 2014

    Did you know an army of Disney "animation girls" helped bring its classic films to life? Cristen and Caroline highlight women working in the early days of Disney and women in animation's continuing quest to shatter the celluloid ceiling. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Ghost of Phantom Pregnancy

    May 21 2014

    Not long ago, a Canadian woman went to the hospital intending to deliver quintuplets. But it turned out she had never been pregnant at all, despite her bulging belly. Cristen and Caroline look into the mystery of pseucocyesis, better known as phantom pregnancy. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • How Teaching Became Women's Work

    May 19 2014

    A majority of teachers around the world are women -- why? Cristen and Caroline chart the feminization of the teaching profession and how gender at the front of the classroom affects student learning. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • My Little Bronies

    May 14 2014

    When "My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic" premiered in 2010, the cartoon attracted a surprising new fan base: men, aka bronies. Cristen and Caroline explore the brony origin, who they are and what it means that a group of men, young and old, are proudly embracing their love of an animated show for little girls. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Military Wives

    May 07 2014

    Being married to the military comes with unique challenges, including deployment, frequent moves and stereotyping as a frivolous "Army wife." Cristen and Caroline examine what life is really like for military spouses, LGBT military families and female soldiers with civilian husbands. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Widowhood Effect

    Apr 30 2014

    Around 245 million women around the world are widows. Cristen and Caroline examine the history of widowhood, societal treatment toward widowed women, and how men and women process spousal loss differently. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Chocoholism

    Apr 28 2014

    Do women really go crazy for chocolate? Cristen and Caroline unpack the old stereotype of women's chocolate obsessions, one of advertising's greatest confections. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Video Games & Women, Part II

    Apr 23 2014

    What's it like for women who play video games, having to deal with gamer girl stereotypes, in-game harassment and a shortage of strong female characters to play? In part two of their series on video games, Cristen and Caroline take a look how video games and gaming culture treat women. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Video Games & Women, Part I

    Apr 21 2014

    What's it like for women in video games who comprise just 12 percent of the industry? Cristen and Caroline kick-off their two-part series on video games by looking at women making their way in the industry and the challenges -- and sometimes death threats -- they face. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • A Scandalous History of Hollywood Gossip

    Apr 14 2014

    Celebrity studies PhD and new Buzzfeed features writer Anne Helen Petersen stops by the show to talk about the rise of Hollywood scandal, female stars, celebrity gossip and feminism. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Online Dating Report

    Apr 09 2014

    Has online dating made it easier to meet people and find long-term romance? Cristen and Caroline trace the fascinating history of people using technology to find love, romance in the mobile dating app era and whether Tinder and Grindr are threatening monogamy. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Is ADHD different for girls?

    Apr 07 2014

    Boys are four times more likely to be diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, but why? Cristen and Caroline examine the ADHD gender gap, how the disorder impacts girls' lives differently and why so many young women are taking Adderall. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The New Male Grooming

    Apr 02 2014

    Beard popularity has led some razor companies to promote more "manscaping" below the neck. Caroline and Cristen explore how men are becoming more invested in hair removal and grooming than ever before. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Men and Cars

    Mar 31 2014

    What's the sociocultural deal with men and cars? Cristen and Caroline take a drive through the gendered history of car advertising, early electric cars for women and why guys are still behind the wheel more often. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Craft Beer Brewsters

    Mar 26 2014

    Along with the rise of craft beer has come the revival of women brewmasters who challenge the stereotype of beer as a man's drink. Caroline and Cristen chart the ancient history and return of women to craft beer brewing. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Do women run Twitter?

    Mar 24 2014

    To mark the anniversary of the first-ever tweet in March 2006, Cristen and Caroline take a look at how women use Twitter in greater numbers than men -- except when it comes to running the powerful social media enterprise. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Does self-help help?

    Mar 12 2014

    Jessica Lamb-Shapiro, author of "Promise Land," stops by the show to share her insights on the history of self-help, its particular appeal to women and whether it can really improve lives. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Mysterious Case of Convulsing Cheerleaders

    Mar 05 2014

    Nuns meowing like cats. School girls laughing uncontrollably. People dancing in the streets until they die from exhaustion. Cristen and Caroline dig into the fascinating history of mass hysterias, why some think it's on the rise today and how it seems to affect more girls and women. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Mardi Gras Women

    Mar 03 2014

    When people think of women and Mardi Gras, they probably imagine bare breasts and beads -- but that's certainly not the extent of women's participation in the Fat Tuesday fest. Cristen and Caroline laissez les podcast bon temps rouler in this parade of gender, race and class at Mardi Gras. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Black Women Striving for Suffrage

    Feb 26 2014

    The history of the women's movement for suffrage was written by white women and largely overshadows the African-American feminists who worked alongside them, battling not only gender inequity but also racism, disenfranchisement and segregation from mainstream suffrage organizations. Cristen and Caroline highlight Ida B. Wells and other black women integral to winning the vote for all American women. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Bro-rista Coffee Culture

    Feb 24 2014

    Since it first began its westward expansion in the 16th century, coffee has been a distinctively male drink. Even today, while plenty of women work behind the coffee counter, many wonder whether a bro-rista culture continues to dominate the rapidly expanding specialty coffee industry. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Understanding Miscarriage

    Feb 19 2014

    Miscarriage is one of the most common pregnancy experiences, though rarely talked about openly. Cristen and Caroline provide an overview of what miscarriage entails, what causes it, what doesn't and its psychological repercussions of pregnancy loss for women and men. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Fictional Attraction

    Feb 12 2014

    Where do celebrity crushes, affections for fictional characters and hero worship come from? Cristen and Caroline shed light on the fascinating spectrum of parasocial relationships we develop with people in books, television and tabloids. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The MAKERS of Comedy

    Feb 10 2014

    Comedy hasn't always been an especially welcoming space for women. Cristen and Caroline highlight the hilarious female trailblazers who've been honored by MAKERS, an historic initiative that aims to be the largest and most dynamic collection of women's stories ever assembled. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Curse of Swearing Women

    Feb 05 2014

    Swearing and use of profanity is has long been a considered a masculine habit, while women are the "experts of euphemism." Cristen and Caroline unpack the sociolinguistic danger of women swearing and whether the profanity gender gap is closing at home and in the workplace. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Can birth control kill you?

    Feb 03 2014

    A recent Vanity Fair article detailed the potentially fatal side effects of certain types of birth control. Cristen and Caroline unravel the science of birth control risk factors, how to minimize birth control risk and what the Vanity Fair story leaves out. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Stuck on the Sidelines

    Jan 29 2014

    During the Super Bowl, the only women on the football fields will be on the sidelines. Cristen and Caroline highlight historical landmarks of women in sports journalism and American football's troubling tradition of relegating women reporters to the sidelines to serve as on-camera "eye candy." Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Trouble With Thyroids

    Jan 27 2014

    Thyroid disorders are eight times more likely to affect women. Cristen and Caroline break down how thyroids function -- and malfunction -- and why these "meat butterflies" are such a female pain in the neck. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Why are gender reveal parties popular?

    Jan 22 2014

    In recent years, parents-to-be have given birth to a new baby celebration: the gender reveal party. Cristen and Caroline discuss what exactly they are, why they exist and the pros and cons of their fast-growing popularity. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Ballad of Dolly Parton

    Jan 20 2014

    To celebrate her January 19 birthday, Cristen and Caroline look at the incredible life of country music legend Dolly Parton and why many consider the over-the-top entertainer a feminist icon. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Firefighting Women

    Jan 15 2014

    Although women have served as volunteer firefighters since the 19th century, putting out fires for a living is one of the hardest careers for women to pursue today. Caroline and Cristen turn up the heat on the history of women firefighters and why gender discrimination still persists in many fire departments. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Is sex slavery a growing problem?

    Jan 13 2014

    Since January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month, Cristen and Caroline discuss the scope of sex trafficking in the United States, its legal history and why anti-trafficking initiatives have attracted controversy in recent years. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Where are the women in hip-hop?

    Jan 08 2014

    Since hip-hop was born in 1973, women have played important roles as emcees, b-girls and graffiti artists, but prominent female rappers have dwindled in recent years. Hip-hop journalist Christina Lee talks to Cristen and Caroline about where the women rappers are, the importance of Nicki Minaj, and hip-hop feminism. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Women on the Hunt

    Jan 06 2014

    Since sport hunting is on the rise among women, Cristen and Caroline take aim at the intersection of gender and hunting from early hunter-gather societies to the wild West to its most recent women-led resurgence. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Do New Year's resolutions work?

    Jan 01 2014

    Humans have made New Year's resolutions for millennia - and had a terrible time sticking to them. So, great expectations aside, why do most resolutions fail? Cristen and Caroline revisit this past podcast examining the science of willpower and sticking with resolutions. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Are the holidays bad for relationships?

    Dec 30 2013

    Although romantic holiday movies lead us to believe that it's the most wonderful time of the year to fall in love, it's actually the most common time of the year for breakups. Cristen and Caroline discuss how holidays tax relationships and single status alike and offer some insights into seasonal stress management. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' Show

    Dec 25 2013

    What has Oprah been up to since we first discussed her rise to media mogul status? Cristen and Caroline discuss Oprah's recent small and big screen success in this special holiday revisit of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" Show first aired in November 2011. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The DIY Craft Revival

    Dec 23 2013

    This holiday season, more people than ever are seeking out handmade, locally-sourced gifts from the likes of Etsy. But the online marketplace is only one part of a broader crafting revival interwoven with political activism, feminism and entrepreneurial spirit. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Anthropology of Pie

    Dec 18 2013

    Pie is an ancient food that began as a utilitarian and often inedible necessity and evolved over centuries into its current role as a sweet treat and dessert nemesis of cake. Cristen and Caroline get in the holiday cooking spirit by examining the anthropology of pie as well as its many gendered layers. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Women in Coding with Skillcrush

    Dec 16 2013

    Startup entrepreneur and computer coding evangelist Adda Birnir talks with Caroline and Cristen about feminism, why women should learn to code and how she started Skillcrush to teach coding to the female masses. Media files Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Beauty Parlors vs. Barber Shops

    Dec 04 2013

    Compared to barber shops that have been around since ancient Greece, women's salons and beauty parlors are relatively new inventions. Cristen and Caroline look at the history of each, as well as the gender and racial politics woven into the places we get our hair cut. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Child Prodigy

    Dec 02 2013

    In the 1920s, Stanford psychologist Lewis Terman developed the IQ test to aid in his study of exceptionally smart kids, or child prodigies. Cristen and Caroline discuss the science of child prodigies, why so many of them are boys and how prodigies fare as they grow up. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Mother of Thanksgiving

    Nov 27 2013

    American Thanksgiving may have Pilgrim roots, but its modern-day celebration is the handiwork of an 18th-century magazine editor. For 30 years, Sarah Josepha Hale campaigned U.S. Presidents to establish Thanksgiving as a national holiday and urged American women to cook a special turkey dinner every November. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Do women apologize more than men?

    Nov 25 2013

    Hollywood icon John Wayne once said, "Never apologize. It's a sign of weakness." Is that masculine advice why it's thought that women tend to apologize more than men? Caroline and Cristen examine how men and women say "I'm sorry," and myth-bust the stereotype of women as the sorrier sex. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Rise of Female Action Heroes

    Nov 20 2013

    In the 1970s, Pam Grier became Hollywood's first female action lead, debuting a new type of strong, fierce woman on screen. Following a slow and highly sexualized evolution of the female action hero, or superheroine, there appears to be a resurgence of butt-kicking women at the box office, and Cristen and Caroline explore the modern plight of the superheroine. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • A Fatshion Revolution

    Nov 18 2013

    In 2004, the Fatshionista LiveJournal community was founded to "discuss the ins and outs of fat fashions", and a plus-size fashion blogging network quickly took off. Long marginalized and size-shamed, fatshion bloggers and designers are revolutionizing mainstream fashion and looking fabulous while doing it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Women in Math

    Nov 13 2013

    One of history's earliest-known female mathematicians was Hypatia, a scholar and philosopher who was later stoned to death by an angry mob. While conditions have certainly improved for math-loving women today, plenty of obstacles still remain to attracting more girls and women into these numbers-driven disciplines. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Women in Engineering

    Nov 11 2013

    Engineering has some of the widest gender gaps among the STEM fields, despite having some of the most fascinating -- and lucrative -- career options. Cristen and Caroline explore women's contributions to engineering, why industrial engineering attracts the most women and female students' altruistic motivations for pursuing the challenging degree. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Women in Tech

    Nov 06 2013

    Why are fewer women than ever before pursuing computer science degrees? Lauren Vogelbaum of TechStuff stops by the show to discuss the tech industry's gender gap and whether the "brogrammer" culture is a sexist reality. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Women in Science

    Nov 04 2013

    Kicking off a four-part series on women in STEM fields, Cristen and Caroline chat with Julie Douglas of Stuff to Blow Your Mind about the nature vs. nurture debate over women in science. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Why are women true crime's bloodthirstiest fans?

    Oct 30 2013

    Whether in print or on television, true crime draws its largest audience from women. Caroline and Cristen autopsy the gory genre to understand the particularly female appeal of so-called "violence porn." Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • What Not to Wear on Halloween

    Oct 28 2013

    Halloween 'tis the season for creative costumes, but why do so many people wear racist, offensive outfits? Cristen and Caroline discuss cultural appropriation and how it impacts broader society not just during Halloween season. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Maestras of Classical Music

    Oct 21 2013

    In fall 2013, a Russian orchestra conductor sparked international controversy when he said that women cut out for conducting. Cristen and Caroline look at the male-dominated world of classical music and the women like Marin Alsop who are challenging the maestro stereotype. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • When did women start wearing pants?

    Oct 16 2013

    The history of women wearing pants is about far more than fashion. Caroline and Cristen explore the gender and class politics interwoven with pants slowly entering the female wardrobe and why men began wearing them in the first place. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Why is endometriosis called the 'career woman's disease'?

    Oct 14 2013

    Why does it take women, on average, more than nine years to be accurately diagnosed for endometriosis, one of the most common medical disorders affecting women? Cristen and Caroline explore what endometriosis is, what causes it and why the uncurable condition is still so misunderstood by doctors today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Why is "bossy" a bad word?

    Oct 04 2013

    In the final installment of the "Lean In" series, Cristen and Caroline explore why "bossy" is a negative term typically applied to women and girls. As we strive for career advancement, how can women square success and likeability in the workplace, and is it time to reclaim "bossy?" Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Uncorking Women and Wine

    Oct 02 2013

    Historically, women have been banned from most of the wine-making process, but it's a much different story today. Cristen and Caroline detail how and why women not only are the primary wine consumers but also are becoming viticulture's most celebrated taste-makers. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Women's Prisons vs. "Orange Is the New Black"

    Sep 30 2013

    Does "Orange Is the New Black" accurately portray life in women's prisons? Caroline and Cristen size up the show versus the reality of the criminal justice system in the United States. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Unbalancing Work-Life Balance

    Sep 27 2013

    In the third installment of a special "Lean In" series, Cristen and Caroline discuss why "work-life balance" and the idea of "having it all" is a myth. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Is the manic pixie dream girl dead?

    Sep 25 2013

    Caroline and Cristen revisit the "manic pixie dream girl" trope in television and movies and explore whether the stock female character is disappearing from pop culture. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Solidarity is for white women?

    Sep 23 2013

    Cristen and Caroline discuss a recent Twitter hashtag, #solidarityisforwhitewomen, that sparked an important conversation about feminism and race and revisit their episode on 6 Black Feminists You Should Know. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Workplace Fear Factor

    Sep 20 2013

    Why are successful women more likely to suffer from the "imposter syndrome?" In part two of their special series on "Lean In," Cristen and Caroline discuss fear in the workplace and how to overcome it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Are men more forgetful?

    Sep 18 2013

    Do men and women have different memory mechanisms? Cristen and Caroline explore sex differences in memory and who's more susceptible to forgetfulness and memory loss. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Hollywood Stuntwomen

    Sep 16 2013

    Who are the pioneering stuntwomen who opened up this niche Hollywood industry to women? Caroline and Cristen take a look at women and stunt work then and now. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • How to Negotiate Like a Woman

    Sep 13 2013

    Cristen and Caroline kick off their special four-part series on Sheryl Sandberg's "Lean In: Women, the Workplace and the Will to Lead" with a chat about women and negotiation. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Are open relationships healthier?

    Sep 11 2013

    Recent research has found that open relationships may be healthier than monogamous ones. Cristen and Caroline investigate the dynamics, risks and rewards of open relationships. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Generation Instagram

    Sep 09 2013

    If you're a millennial with a smart phone, there's a good chance you're on Instagram. Caroline and Cristen chart the brief history of the popular photo filter app, who uses it and what our Instagram feeds say about modern life. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Angry Women

    Sep 04 2013

    Anger is complex emotion, especially when gender gets involved. Caroline and Cristen explore how men and women experience and express anger differently and how to manage anger when it naturally arises. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Lady Farts

    Sep 02 2013

    Cristen and Caroline get down to the stinky science and gender differences of passing gas because, like it or not, everybody farts. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Uphill Climb of Women's Pro Cycling

    Aug 28 2013

    Ever wonder why there isn't a women's Tour de France? Women competitive and pro cycling has long lagged behind men's pro cycling, but not for lack of athleticism. Caroling and Cristen discuss female cyclists' uphill fight for recognition. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • What is the Bechdel Test for movies?

    Aug 26 2013

    In 1985, graphic novelist Alison Bechdel described "The Test" for movies that require a) two named women on screen, b) talking to each other, c) about something other than a man. Cristen and Caroline talk about the Bechdel Test today and how it can evaluate representations of gender and race in movies and television. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Breasts 101 with Florence Williams

    Aug 21 2013

    Florence Williams, the author of "Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History," stops by the show to talk about the evolution of breasts, the history of breast implants and how environmental toxins are invading breast tissues. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Why is it harder to get pregnant after 35?

    Aug 19 2013

    Women are waiting longer to have children, but when does fertility take a nosedive? Caroline and Cristen explore the science of female fertility and why 35 isn't necessarily the beginning of the end for natural conception. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Goldieblox: An Engineering Toy for Girls

    Aug 14 2013

    While Debbie Sterling was an engineering student at Stanford University, the small number of female engineers got her thinking about how to engage young girls in STEM fields. Cristen chatted with the engineer-turned-entrepreneur, about her invention of Goldieblox, a toy designed to teach girls engineering principles within a narrative framework, and why toys for girls should diversify beyond pink princesses. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Office Romance

    Aug 12 2013

    As soon as women entered the American workplace in the 1860s, sex and romance have been a common undercurrent of office life. Cristen and Caroline explore the risks and rewards of 21st-century office romances, along with cupid contracts, trading sex for promotions and sexual harassment. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • A Unbridled History of Bachelorette Parties

    Aug 07 2013

    Why did it take until 1998 for Cosmopolitan to use the term "bachelorette party?" Because the raucous pre-wedding shindigs haven't been around very long, since bachelor parties were for grooms and showers were for brides. Cristen and Caroline explore the social and sexual symbolism of the rise of the bachelorette party. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Why do women wear diamond engagement rings?

    Aug 05 2013

    Betrothed men and women have exchanged rings for centuries, but women receiving diamonds is a 20th-century invention. Cristen and Caroline take an unromantic look and how DeBeers taught us that diamonds are forever and should cost two months salary. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • What's next for gay marriage?

    Jul 31 2013

    On June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court ruled The Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage between a man and a woman, unconstitutional. Caroline and Cristen look at a history of gay marriage in the United States and the next steps toward legalizing same-sex marriage. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Are pets the new children?

    Jul 24 2013

    After Word War II, pets became a standard part of American homes. Now, some think that the love and money we shower on our domesticated animals constitutes pet parenting. Cristen and Caroline discuss pet attachments and how it relates to couples who are childfree-by-choice. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Is kleptomania a female disorder?

    Jul 22 2013

    Why are two-thirds of diagnosed kleptomaniacs women? Cristen and Caroline explore the 19th-century rise of retail consumerism, shoplifting and how kleptomania was invented to help keep wealthy women out of prison. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Why does ASMR give people brain orgasms?

    Jul 17 2013

    Why are online "whisper" communities giving people brain orgasms? Caroline and Cristen discuss autonomous sensory meridian response, or ASMR, and investigate what's up with those strange tingling sensations. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • A Lovely Conversation on Beauty & Feminism

    Jul 15 2013

    How has Photoshop, social media and modern advertising altered the meaning of beauty? Cristen interviews beauty scholar Autumn Whitefield-Madrono of The Beheld about 21st-century beauty and how it intersects with technology and feminism. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Can you judge a book by its gendered cover?

    Jul 10 2013

    For their annual summer reading episode, Caroline and Cristen discuss the impact of gendered book covers, the viral "cover flip" challenge, and whether books written by women are taken as seriously by publishers and critics. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • What does short hair say about a woman?

    Jul 08 2013

    When actress Mary Pickford cut off her long hair in 1928, the haircut made The New York Times front page. Since short hair is still shocking today, Caroline and Cristen examine the sociocultural meanings of close-cropped women. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Why do kids wet the bed?

    Jul 03 2013

    It's normal for kids to wet the bed, but scientists still don't know exactly why they do. Cristen and Caroline talk Freud, genetics and moisture alarms as they explore the psychology, physiology and neurology of why bedwetting happens. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Drunkorexia 101

    Jul 01 2013

    The term "drunkorexia" was coined in 2008 to describe people who intentionally drink on an empty stomach to "save" calories and money. Media reports suggest that it's sweeping college campuses, but Cristen and Caroline also discuss how the trendy term has more serious implications for the intersection of eating disorders and substance abuse. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Boys of Summer: The Man Behind Wonder Woman

    Jun 26 2013

    For the final Boys of Summer installment, Caroline and Cristen highlight William Moulton Marston, the polyamorous inventor of Wonder Woman and how Marston's feminism influenced the iconic comic book superheroine. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The View on Barbara Walters

    Jun 24 2013

    After more than 50 years on TV, Barbara Walters is retiring in 2014. Cristen and Caroline discuss her legacy as a pioneering female broadcast journalist and soft-news aficionado, and why TIME magazine called her the "Most Appalling Argument for Feminism." Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Boys of Summer: The Bike Perfecter

    Jun 18 2013

    In the third Boys of Summer installment, Cristen and Caroline hat tip JK Starley, the engineer who invented the bicycle as we know it today, and explain how the bicycle was a transportation revolution for women. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Are women's colleges going extinct?

    Jun 17 2013

    Founded in the 19th century, women's colleges now dwindle in number and popularity for female scholars. Caroline and Cristen discuss the history of these all-female institutions and the pros and cons of their 21st-century existence. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Boys of Summer: Birth Control Inventor

    Jun 12 2013

    For the second "Boys of Summer" episode, Caroline and Cristen discuss the life and legacy of John Rock, a devout Catholic and co-inventor of America's first birth control pill. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Is Plan B access bad for girls?

    Jun 10 2013

    A court decision to lift age restrictions on purchasing Plan B emergency contraception set off a firestorm of controversy. Cristen and Caroline talk about what Plan B does and its impacts on young women's sexual health. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Boys of Summer: The Corset Liberator

    Jun 05 2013

    Paul Poiret was a French designer credited with unlacing women from corsets. Cristen and Caroline explore the intersection of fashion history, industrialization and gender equality in the first installment of their Boys of Summer series. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Is fitspo unhealthy for women?

    Jun 03 2013

    Fitness inspiration, known as fitspo, is supposed to get women exercising, but is it helpful or hurtful for women's body images? Caroline and Cristen assess the health of fitspo and its links to eating disorders and compulsive exercise. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • What is natural childbirth?

    May 28 2013

    As more women are choosing natural childbirth, Caroline and Cristen look into what "natural" actually means and how women deal with the pain of having a baby without meds. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Seeing Through Glasses Stereotypes

    May 27 2013

    Dorothy Parker once wrote that "men seldom make passes at girls who wear glasses." Cristen and Caroline explore why so many negative stereotypes are attached to women wearing glasses and whether we have hipsters to thank for making glasses cool. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Movie Magical Makeovers

    May 22 2013

    In 1942, "Now Voyager" starring Bette Davis was Hollywood's first major "magical makeover" movie. Caroline and Cristen explore the intersection of the beauty culture, film history and feminism in "magical makeover" movies deliver and ponder why we love watching them so much. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Are Chinese children more loyal to their parents?

    May 15 2013

    Are Chinese children raised with a greater sense of family loyalty than kids in the West? Join Caroline and Cristen as they discuss Eastern parenting practices, the Chinese principle of filial piety and how family devotion affects Chinese kids' success. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Are women less financially literate than men?

    May 13 2013

    Women tend to score much lower than men on financial literacy tests. Why? Is money management a man thing? Does financial planning pander to women? Listen in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Why do we celebrate Mother's Day?

    May 08 2013

    On Sunday, Americans will spend more than $16 billion dollars celebrating Mother's Day. Cristen and Caroline discuss why we treat moms to brunch and flowers every second Sunday in May, and why the founder of Mother's Day regretted how popular it became. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • A Snapshot of Women in Photography

    May 06 2013

    Why is photography still a male-dominated industry? Listen in to learn more about women's roles in the history of photography, including the work of Frances Benjamin Johnston, Margaret Bourke-White, Diane Arbus and other notable female photographers. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Do blondes really have more fun?

    May 01 2013

    Do redheads have it worst? Listen in to learn more about history's original "dumb blonde" and how yellow hair took on its various meanings -- including how and why hair color colors our perceptions of people. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Why are more women requesting C-sections?

    Apr 29 2013

    Does the scheduling convenience of C-sections outweigh the risks? Join Caroline and Cristen for a brief medical history of C-sections, as well as an exploration of doctors' concerns over the rising rates of the procedure. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Why is anorexia on the rise among men?

    Apr 24 2013

    Men comprise an estimated 20 percent of anorexics, but many are going untreated. To understand why, it's necessary to explore unraveling sexual orientation, internalized homonegativity and more. Tune in to learn why calling it "manorexia" is problematic. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Why do kids love stuffed animals so much?

    Apr 22 2013

    What's the childhood psychology of stuffed animals and other "transitional objects"? Why do 35 percent of adults still sleep with stuffed animals? Tune in to learn more, including a brief history of the teddy bear and why the stuff possum never caught on. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • What's the most common bacterial infection among women?

    Apr 17 2013

    Is bacterial vaginosis a sexually transmitted infection? What is the treatment for bacterial vaginosis, and what prevention methods are available? Join Cristen and Caroline for a quick course in bacterial vaginosis 101. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Why are boy bands so popular?

    Apr 15 2013

    What's the nature of gender, masculinity and sexuality in boy band lyrics? What about race and ethnicity in (mostly white) boy bands? Join Cristen and Caroline for a brief history of boy bands, from The Beatles to 1 Direction. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Why is "secretary" the most common job for women in the U.S.?

    Apr 11 2013

    What was the gendering of the typewriter? How did women take over secretarial work? Join Cristen and Caroline to learn about the history of secretarial work from ancient scribes to the steno pool, along with how to overcome negative secretary stereotypes. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Are kids in the workplace good for business?

    Apr 08 2013

    Does teleworking solve the childcare issue? Join Caroline and Cristen as they explore the high cost of childcare for working parents & single moms, as well as how workplace childcare improves job satisfaction and business bottom lines. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Why do so few women coach women's basketball?

    Apr 03 2013

    It's not that there are no women coaching female basketball (consider the legendary Pat Summit and others), but Title IX has more male coaches. Join Caroline and Cristen as they explore homophobia, sexism and the glass wall that coaches often run into. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Are women cleaner than men?

    Apr 01 2013

    By age 5, people expect girls to be cleaner than boys. Around the house and at work, men are only slightly less clean than women. Listen in to learn more about the Hygiene Hypothesis, and how being cleaner might not be healthier for women. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Ask Caroline & Cristen Anything: Part 2

    Apr 01 2013

    Has Stuff Mom Never Told You ever run into taboo topics? Would you like to know more about Caroline's Proust questionnaire? How has the show affected the co-host's romantic lives? Tune to learn more in the second part of this series. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Is it OK for women to cry at work?

    Mar 27 2013

    Why is crying in the workplace such a highly discussed topic for women? Scientifically speaking, prolactin and smaller tear ducts make women more prone to crying. Tune in to learn more, including strategies for managing emotions in the workplace. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Do tampons cause toxic shock syndrome?

    Mar 25 2013

    What is toxic shock syndrome, and what's the risk of contracting it? Why was 1980 the worst year for tampons? Listen in to learn all about toxic shock syndrome (including how to prevent it) in this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Ask Caroline & Cristen Anything: Part 1

    Mar 25 2013

    Has Stuff Mom Never Told You ever run into taboo topics? Would you like to know more about podcast regret or Caroline's Proust questionnaire? How has the show affected the co-host's romantic lives? Tune to learn the answers to these questions and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Are school dress codes good for students?

    Mar 20 2013

    Are school uniforms the magic bullet for improved learning environments? Join Caroline and Cristen as they explore school dress codes, Title IX and the nature of gender identity within school dress code restrictions. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Military Fight for Women in Combat

    Mar 18 2013

    How will women in combat impact the military? Join Caroline and Cristen as they look at other countries that allow women in combat, outline a brief history of women soldiers and explore the combat exclusion policy. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Advice Columns: From Dear Abby to Dan Savage

    Mar 13 2013

    Do advice columns dole out good advice? Join Caroline and Cristen as they explore how Dear Abby and Ann Landers were rival twin sisters, well as examining Dan Savage and the rise of the sex columnist. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Advice Columns: The Early Years

    Mar 11 2013

    The Athenian Mercury was history's first advice column, and since then advice columns have become a staple of modern publishing -- but how? And why are most advice columns written by women? Tune in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Pole Dancing Beyond the Strip Club

    Mar 06 2013

    Pole dancing originated in China and India, and took off in strip clubs in the 1980s in Canada. Should it be considered as an Olympic sport? Join Cristen and Caroline as they explore the rising popularity of strippercizing and pole dancing for fitness. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Should animal testing be outlawed?

    Mar 04 2013

    Did you know that the EU enforces its ban on animal-tested products in March 2013? Why did mascara kick off animal testing in the U.S.? Why are women more invested in animal rights, compared to men? Join Caroline and Cristen to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Why are more women paying for designer vaginas?

    Feb 25 2013

    Vaginoplasty, labiaplasty and vaginal rejuvenation are today's hottest new plastic surgeries. So what does a normal vagina look like? Tune in to learn more about why women get "The Barbie" and other vaginal cosmetic surgeries. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Black Women at the Oscars

    Feb 20 2013

    Why is there a lack of qualify film roles for black actresses? Listen in to learn more about Hattie McDaniel, the the first black actress to win an Oscar, as well as more about black women behind the camera directing, screenwriting and producing. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Are young women ruining American speech?

    Feb 18 2013

    What is vocal fry and why is everyone talking about it? Join Caroline and Cristen as they explore valley girls and uptalk, ultimately asking why younger women are the linguistic trendsetters. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Public Displays of Affection Politics

    Feb 13 2013

    How do public displays of affection compare to etiquette-friendly social kissing? How is PDA an act of love - and defiance -- in the LGBT community? And, do you love it or hate it? Listen in to learn how onlookers respond to PDA. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • How did Henrietta Lacks revolutionize modern medicine?

    Feb 06 2013

    Did the medical community wrongfully exploit the Lacks family? Listen in to learn how John Hopkins Hospital got a hold of Henrietta Lacks' "immortal" HeLa cells, how these cells transformed modern medicine and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Why are some girls called tomboys?

    Jan 30 2013

    What is the etymology of "tomboy," and how has it evolved from meaning a whiskey-drinking man to a rough-and-tumble girl? Tune in to learn more about pop culture, tomboys, sissies and gender identity in this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Why do people buy into fitness fads?

    Jan 28 2013

    From ancient Greek stone-lifting to modern-day shake weights, fitness fads have been around for ages. What's the deal with gendered marketing and fitness fads? Listen in to learn why toning sneakers - and other fitness fad products - are completely bogus. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Domestic Service from Downton Abbey to Today

    Jan 23 2013

    In this episode, Cristen and Caroline dive into the history of British domestic service as well as race and domestic service in the United States. Tune in to learn more about immigration, exploitation and risky work for domestic service workers today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • What happens at the gynecologist's office?

    Jan 21 2013

    At what age should a woman first go to the gynecologist? Do women prefer female gynecologists? Join Caroline and Cristen as they explain the Stuff Mom Never Told You about OB-GYN visits. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • What is the Cult of New Domesticity?

    Jan 16 2013

    Why are so many people drawn to cooking, crafts and lifestyles from a bygone era? How do Etsy, Pinterest and mommy blogs fuel new domesticity? Tune in as Cristen and Caroline interview with Emily Matchar on her book on the new domesticity movement Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • A Sweaty History of the American Gym

    Jan 14 2013

    When did people start exercising for their health? How were women were responsible for the rise of public gyms and health spas? Listen in to learn more about Jack Lalanne, the Cold War and the Modern Fitness Movement in the United States. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • How Testosterone Works

    Jan 09 2013

    How does this muscle-building hormone act in the body? What's the relationship between testosterone and masculinity? Does testosterone fuel aggression, or the other way around? Join Cristen and Caroline to learn more about this oft-misunderstood hormone. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Mother-in-Law or Monster-in-Law?

    Jan 02 2013

    Most people are familiar with the trope of the terrible, no good mother-in-law, and studies confirm often-strained mother-in-law relationships. So does this stereotype have evolutionary roots? Listen in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Do New Year's resolutions work?

    Dec 31 2012

    Humans have made New Year's resolutions for millennia - and had a terrible time sticking to them. So, great expectations aside, why do most resolutions fail? Listen in to learn more about science of willpower and how to stick with resolutions. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Is foodie culture the new art?

    Dec 26 2012

    Is food porn unhealthy? Do foodies represent a cultural era of feast or famine? Join Caroline and Cristen as they explore the rise of the foodie and the culinary hipster. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Is food the new sex?

    Dec 21 2012

    Have food morals replaced sexual morals? Do modern humans want pizza and chocolate more than sex? Surveys suggest yes. Listen in to learn more about how food and sex collide in the brain. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • How much is virginity worth?

    Dec 19 2012

    What's the deal with virginity auctions? Why is virginity associated with both sacredness and stigma, especially for women? Is virginity a valueless construct rather than an actual physical state? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Should we ignore food expiration dates?

    Dec 17 2012

    Tis the season for throwing away tons of food. Did you know that the federal government only mandates expiration dates on infant formula and baby food? What do the dates on food packaging really mean? Tune in to learn more about food waste. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • UTIs 101

    Dec 12 2012

    How do urinary tract infections happen? Why are cranberries the magical fruit cure for UTIs? Join Cristen and Caroline as they take a closer look at urinary tract infections, from what they are to how they work -- and why men can get UTIs, too. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Does the rhythm method work?

    Dec 10 2012

    What is the rhythm method and who developed it? Why is the rhythm method referred to as "Catholic roulette"? Are the rhythm method and other forms of natural birth control effective? Join Cristen and Caroline to learn the answers to these questions and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Is dieting antifeminist?

    Dec 05 2012

    Kjiersten Gruys went a year without looking in a mirror to readjust how she looks at her body. So how does losing weight for health compare to losing weight to meet beauty standards? Is intentional weight loss a feminist choice or feminist fail? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Friendzone

    Dec 03 2012

    What is the "friendzone" and where did the term come from? How does getting in - and out - of the friendzone work? Can friendships survive the friendzone? (Studies say maybe.) Tune in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Gender and Internet Trolling

    Nov 28 2012

    Are more men Internet trolls? Why is there so much misogyny and slut shaming in Internet trolling - and what can we do about it? Join Cristen, Caroline and TechStuff co-host Jonathan as they discuss the gender dynamics of online trolling. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • What is Empty Nest Syndrome?

    Nov 26 2012

    When kids fly the coop, do parents come down with empty nest syndrome? It's no secret that kids leaving home often requires parents to renegotiate their relationships. Listen in to learn how moms and dads tend to deal with empty nests differently. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • What's with the interest in Pinterest?

    Nov 21 2012

    Who came up with Pinterest and why? Why is Pinterest so popular among women? In this episode, Cristen and Caroline do more than answer these questions -- they also explore Manteresting, Gentlemint and other 'Pinterests for dudes.' Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Why are interracial marriages on the rise?

    Nov 19 2012

    Thanks to sociocultural evolution, interracial marriage is increasingly common. Join Cristen and Caroline as they explore Loving v. Virginia, why worrying about children in these marriages is outdated (and likely rooted in racism) and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • How Hormones Affect Obesity

    Nov 14 2012

    Are hormones to blame for the obesity epidemic? Join Cristen and Caroline as they unravel the facts surrounding obesity, from genetic predispositions to the ways in which testosterone and estrogen can affect an individual's weight. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Where do all the bobby pins go?

    Nov 12 2012

    What did flappers have to do with the invention of the bobby pin? Where do all those bobby pins go when they disappear? Join Caroline and Cristen as they explore the history of hair pins, as well as theories of where all those lost bobby pins end up. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Does Queen Bee Syndrome exist?

    Nov 07 2012

    Queen Bee Syndrome was coined in the 1970s to describe terrible lady bosses, yet recent research challenges the notion of Queen Bee Syndrome. Listen in to learn why women should help other women - and men -- in the workplace Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Why do some kids take care of adults?

    Nov 05 2012

    There are 1.4 million child caregivers in the United States -- but what kinds of caregiving responsibilities do these kids shoulder? Listen in to learn why child caregivers are at a higher risk of asocial behavior, anxiety and depression. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Can you have sex with a ghost?

    Oct 31 2012

    Ke$ha claimed to have sex with a ghost, and the pop star is not alone in the claim. So why do people believe that incubi, succubi and ghosts lurk in the bedroom. Is sleep paralysis to blame for people's reports of ghost sex? Listen in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Can you have sex while pregnant?

    Oct 29 2012

    Finally, in 2011 doctors confirmed that it's safe to have sex during pregnancy -- but that's not the end of the story. Why are some men especially attracted to pregnant women? How does pregnancy affect sex drive? Join Cristen and Caroline to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Where did the crazy cat lady stereotype come from?

    Oct 24 2012

    Why do we associate cats with crazy old ladies? What's the historical relationship between women and cats, and why do popes hate cats? Could bacteria in cat poop make people crazy? Join Caroline and Cristen as they answer these questions and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • How Sleepwalking Works

    Oct 17 2012

    Who sleepwalks the most? Kids. In this episode, Cristen and Caroline explore the odd world of sleep behaviors, including sleep-related eating disorders, the relationship between sleepwalking and depression and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • How long should you wait to have sex after meeting someone?

    Oct 15 2012

    Did a study really determine 182 days to be the optimum amount of time to wait? Listen in to learn why waiting for sex shouldn't be a numbers game (and how to know when you're ready). Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Is the NFL scoring with women?

    Oct 10 2012

    How is the NFL courting female (American) football fans? Are female football fans marginalized? How is the NFL targeting football merchandise and marketing for the ladies? Join Caroline and Cristen to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • What is femmephobia?

    Oct 08 2012

    What's up with people hating on the feminine? Is pink so bad? How does femmephobia affect different genders and sexualities? Join Cristen and Caroline as they explore femmephobia in the women's blogosphere and beyond. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • At what age can a girl start wearing makeup?

    Oct 03 2012

    Tweens spend $40 million per month on beauty products. And when retailers peddle makeup to tweens, parental freak-outs are bound to occur. So why do parents fret over their daughters wearing makeup? One word: sex. Tune in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • A Special History of Afterschool Specials

    Oct 01 2012

    Why did ABC launch its Afterschool Specials programming? What were the hot topics in Afterschool Specials (and how did Degrassi do it better)? Join Cristen and Caroline to learn more about how Afterschool Specials addressed race, sexuality and gender. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • A Slumber Party Podcast on Sleepovers

    Sep 26 2012

    Sleepovers became popular in the U.S. in the 1950s, and over time they've become a tradition. How do you know when your kid is ready for sleepovers? Are co-ed sleepovers kosher? Tune in to learn more with Caroline and Cristen. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • What is uterine prolapse?

    Sep 24 2012

    How can a woman's uterus fall out of her body? In this episode, Cristen and Caroline explore the risk factors for prolapse, how to treat the condition and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Why are breasts different sizes?

    Sep 19 2012

    Are asymmetrical breasts abnormal? Is there a correlation between uneven breasts and nursing? Is there a relationship between breast asymmetry and breast cancer risk? Join Cristen and Caroline as they explore the facts about breast asymmetry. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Who is Pussy Riot?

    Sep 17 2012

    Why is everyone talking about this Russian feminist punk band? Does symbolic solidarity with Pussy Riot make any difference? Does Pussy Riot enjoy more support from the West than its native Russia? Listen in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • What is body dysmorphic disorder?

    Sep 10 2012

    How does body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) change the you see yourself in the mirror? Listen in to learn more about the relationship between gender and BDD, overcoming BDD and more in today's episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Do people have unique scentprints?

    Sep 05 2012

    Scientists are exploring why and how people's scents are as unique as fingerprints, and research finds that people can sniff out someone's personality, sexual orientation and age. Tune in to learn more about gender differences in body odor. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • How Matchmakers Work

    Sep 03 2012

    How do matchmakers help people find love? Who hires matchmakers and how much do they cost? Are matchmakers successful? The answers might surprise you. Join Caroline and Cristen as they explore the strange world of matchmaking. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Do lucky charms work? (Or, Are women more superstitious?)

    Aug 29 2012

    Are men or women more superstitious? Why do people practice superstitious behaviors? Are positive superstitions, i.e. lucky charms, actually helpful? Listen in as Cristen and Caroline search for the science behind superstition. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Why do some people hurt themselves on purpose?

    Aug 27 2012

    What is self-injury, where does the behavior come from, and how common is it? In this episode, Cristen and Caroline examine different forms of self-injury, intervention and treatment. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Are women better at car shopping?

    Aug 22 2012

    What do men and women look for in cars? What are the facts about discrimination at the dealership? In this episode, Caroline and Cristen take a closer look at a new study that finds women are savvier car shoppers. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • How Homeschooling Works

    Aug 20 2012

    Cristen was homeschooled. What was that like? Why and how do people homeschool their kids? Is homeschooling as effective as traditional schooling? Listen in for the answers to these questions and more in this podcast. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Do men and women vote differently?

    Aug 15 2012

    It's true: Women tend to vote more Democratic than men in the U.S. Join Caroline and Cristen as they explore the relationship between politics and gender, including how men and women see the role of government differently and the myth of the "pink vote." Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Celiac Disease and the Gluten-Free Lifestyle

    Aug 13 2012

    What is celiac disease? Why have rates of celiac disease been rising in the U.S.? Are gluten-free diets good for everybody? Join Caroline and Cristen as they take a closer look at celiac disease and gluten-free diets. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Can you be friends with an ex?

    Aug 08 2012

    After a romance fail, should you stay friends with an ex? Studies show that most people attempt post-romantic friendships -- but how does it work out? Join Caroline and Cristen as they explore some guidelines for pursuing friendships with exes. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Why should men save women's lives?

    Aug 06 2012

    In the Aurora, Co., shooting, some men sacrificed their lives to save women. Is this misguided chivalry or bona fide heroism? Are men the more expendable gender? Tune in to learn more about heroism and gender with Cristen and Caroline. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Is 'baby fever' real?

    Aug 01 2012

    Why do some women get a sudden, irrational longing for a baby? Do men get 'baby fever'? Join Cristen and Caroline as they examine the telltale signs of 'baby fever.' Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Why are humans helpful?

    Jul 30 2012

    Are men or women more cooperative? In this episode, Caroline and Cristen explore the science of cooperation, including how selfishness evolutionarily bred cooperation. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Does donating clothes do more harm than good?

    Jul 25 2012

    Where do our clothes end up when we donate them? (hint: Africa) In fact, donated and discarded clothing may be the #1 American export. Tune in to learn how donated clothes from the West are destroying local textile industries in developing countries Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Summer Shorts: The Real Cathy Comic

    Jul 23 2012

    Who invented the Cathy comic strip, and how does she compare to Cathy, the comic character? Does Cathy leave behind a positive or negative record for females in the comic industry? Listen in for the answers to these questions and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Summer Book Club: Erotica

    Jul 18 2012

    It may come as a surprise to some, but "50 Shades of Grey" isn't all that taboo. In this Summer Short, Cristen and Caroline discuss several classic erotica titles and whether BDSM themes are bad for women. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Summer Shorts: Freckles

    Jul 16 2012

    It's summer, and some folks are sprouting freckles left and right. But what are freckles anyway? How does sunlight produce them? Tune in to learn more about freckles, including the difference between freckles and moles. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Summer Book Club: Banned Books

    Jul 11 2012

    What are the most commonly banned books? In this episode, Cristen and Caroline read between the (banned) lines of history, from a legal timeline of book banning to the primary reasons books are banned in the first place: sex, language and the occult. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Summer Shorts: Summer Camp

    Jul 09 2012

    Did you know that summer camp started to toughen up "weakly boys" before it became popular with kids across the nation? In this episode, Caroline and Cristen recount the history of U.S. summer camps, from the early days to modern specialty summer camps. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Where do temper tantrums come from?

    Jul 04 2012

    Everyone's familiar with these unpleasant outbursts, but where do they actually come from? In this episode, Caroline and Cristen examine the science of toddler and teenage temper tantrums, along with tips on tantrum prevention. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Summer Shorts: Pricey Swimsuits

    Jul 02 2012

    Why do itsy bitsy bikinis cost so much for so little cloth? Join Cristen and Caroline as they look at the average women's swimsuit price, the life cycle of a swimsuit and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Do politics determine whom we date?

    Jun 27 2012

    Studies have found that couples are more likely to share political views than personality traits, and people are more willing to share their weight than political affiliations online. Are political views a romantic deal-breaker? Tune in to find out. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Summer Shorts: Jock Straps

    Jun 25 2012

    Who invented the jock strap? How do the physics of jock straps work? How many varieties of jock strap exist, and are there any alternatives? In this episode, Cristen and Caroline recount a brief history of the jock strap. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Segregation at the Swimming Pool

    Jun 20 2012

    Seventy percent of African American kids can't swim and are nearly three times more likely to drown. But why? In this episode, Caroline and Cristen examine pre-Civil Rights racism at the swimming pool, 'white flight' from municipal pools and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Summer Shorts: Lifeguards

    Jun 18 2012

    Lifeguards work at pools and coasts around the world, but where do they come from? In this episode, Caroline and Cristen dive into the world of lifeguards, from the history of lifeguarding to discrimination, the global impact of 'Baywatch' and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Where did manic pixie dream girls come from?

    Jun 13 2012

    The manic pixie dream girl is certainly a memorable film trope, and numerous movies feature these characters. But where do they come from, and where are the manic pixie dream guys? Tune in as Caroline and Cristen explore manic pixies and film. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Summer Shorts: Nude Beaches

    Jun 11 2012

    Why are Germans so fond of nude sunbathing? How did Heinrich Pudor become the father of nudism? Where are the world's best nude beaches? Listen in to learn more about nude beaches. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Could a pill cure obesity?

    Jun 06 2012

    It's true: The FDA has approved two new anti-obesity drugs. But when did the medical community begin treating obesity as a chronic disease? Listen in to learn more about obesity medication -- including why anti-obesity drugs like fenphen failed in the past. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Summer Shorts: Vajazzling

    Jun 04 2012

    What is vajazzling, and why did women start gluing crystals on their bikini lines? Does vajazzling pose health risks? And what about the male equivalent -- pejazzling? Join Cristen and Caroline as they explore the unique body art known as vajazzling. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Man Boobs 101

    May 30 2012

    What is gynecomastia? Believe it or not, man boobs are a normal part of male adolescent development. In this episode, Cristen and Caroline investigate man boob bullying and the psychological impact of gynecomastia. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Where did gypsies come from?

    May 28 2012

    Does "My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding" accurately portray gypsy/traveler culture? In this episode, Caroline and Cristen examine the not-so-simple history of gypsies, as well as the culture of gypsies in the United States. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Are working moms happier?

    May 23 2012

    In this episode, Cristen and Caroline look at mothers across the employment spectrum, exploring how the 'Mommy Wars' pit working moms against non-working moms. Listen in to learn more about working moms -- and why part-time employed moms are the happiest. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Digging Up Women Archaeologists

    May 21 2012

    Where are the women in archaeology? What is the 'Indiana Jones effect'? Join Caroline and Cristen as they explore the lives of Agatha Christie and other notable women in archaeology. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • How Rehab Works

    May 16 2012

    Every year, a few celebrities take a trip to the Betty Ford Clinic -- but who was Betty Ford? In this episode, Caroline and Cristen explore the mainstreaming of drug/alcohol rehab programs, as well as the odds of relapsing after rehab. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Are women more prone to addiction?

    May 14 2012

    Did you know that female addiction tends to "telescope," intensifying more quickly than male addiction? Doctors are just now understanding sex differences in substance abuse and addiction behaviors. Listen in to learn more about estrogen and addiction. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • What are SlutWalks?

    May 09 2012

    SlutWalks have drawn a lot of attention -- but what are they? What is the etymology of "slut," and should women reclaim it? Join Cristen and Caroline as they explore the history of SlutWalk activism, along with controversy surrounding the movement. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Uncomfortable Histories of High School Prom

    May 07 2012

    In 2012, U.S. parents will spend $1,087 to send their children to prom. It's a big business, but how did it get started? Caroline and Cristen recount the checkered past of the prom, including racial segregation, sexual discrimination and the ACLU. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • When should parents talk to their kids about sex?

    May 02 2012

    Does "the talk" make a difference in teen sexual behavior? Is it true that 40 percent of adolescents get "the talk" after they've already engaged in sexual intercourse? How should parents talk about sex with LGBT youth? Tune in for more with Cristen and Caroline. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Q&A with Heterosexuality Historian Hanne Blank

    Apr 30 2012

    In this episode, Hanne Blank discusses her new book, "Straight: A Surprisingly Brief History of Heterosexuality." The term "heterosexual" was coined in 1868. Tune in to learn more about heterosexuality and the development of the American middle class. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Are introverts undervalued?

    Apr 25 2012

    Susan Cain's book "Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking" has generated a surge of interest in introverts. But are introverts getting a fair shake? Join Caroline and Cristen as they take a closer look at introversion. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Beyond Bake Sales: A History of the PTA

    Apr 23 2012

    In this episode, Caroline and Cristen look back on the history of U.S. public education and the Progressive Era. PTA began with the 1897 formation of the National Congress of Mothers. So what's the difference between the PTA and PTOs? Tune in to find out. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Why do we paint our nails?

    Apr 18 2012

    Nail polish sales have skyrocketed since 2011, and historically nail polish and colors denoted class from ancient China to Victorian England. Tune in to learn how Revlon turned modified auto paint into a billion-dollar beauty industry. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • When did women start running marathons?

    Apr 16 2012

    On April 16th, 1972, women were finally allowed to run in the Boston Marathon. (Amateur rules prohibited women from running until research proved that it wouldn't ruin their wombs.) Join Caroline and Cristen as they take a look at women and marathons. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Can you judge a book by its cover?

    Apr 11 2012

    It's no secret that first impressions count for a lot, but how does the science of first impressions actually work? Listen in to learn more about how people judge first impressions -- and whether these judgments are accurate. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Potty Politics of Public Restrooms

    Apr 09 2012

    Public restrooms are loaded with politics. Did you know that public restrooms were originally intended for men only? Join Caroline and Cristen as they explore the strange history of public restrooms, touching on potty parity laws, civil rights and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Lady Pilots: Beyond Amelia Earhart

    Apr 04 2012

    While Amelia Earhart might be the world's most famous female aviator, she's certainly not the only one. In this episode, Cristen and Caroline take a closer look at the astonishing stories of female pilot pioneers, along with the impact of Amelia Earhart. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Where did spring break come from?

    Apr 02 2012

    The origin of spring break dates back to a Colgate University swim coach, and Fort Lauderdale was the first spring break capitol. Tune in to learn more about spring break, along with the relationship between spring break and sexual health. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Do age gaps matter in romantic relationships?

    Mar 28 2012

    A typical U.S. couple will have an age gap of 2.3 years -- but this wasn't always the case. Join Caroline and Cristen as they explore the average age gap, May-December relationships and the ultimate question: How large is too large of an age gap? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Does birth control promote promiscuity?

    Mar 26 2012

    In this episode, Cristen and Caroline examine the relationship birth control and perceptions of promiscuity. Learn more about how birth control historically affected the outlook on premarital sex, and what happens when the cost of birth control rises. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Is yoga bad for your body?

    Mar 21 2012

    How did yoga become popular in the U.S.? In this episode, Cristen and Caroline take a closer look at the health benefits and physical risks of practicing yoga. Tune in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Does airbrushing damage body image?

    Mar 19 2012

    The United Kingdom has regulations against airbrushing in advertising, and the American Medical Association has an anti-airbrushing warning -- so how bad can airbrushing be? Join Cristen and Caroline as they explore the history of photo manipulation. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • 'Hooker Teacher' to Activist: A Talk with Melissa Petro

    Mar 14 2012

    Cristen and Caroline talk to Melissa Petro, sex worker activist who retired from the New York City public school system after the media publicized her past work as a stripper and Craigslist sex worker. Petro talks to Stuff Mom Never Told You about how she's managed life since the scandal, the difference between consensual sex work and sex trafficking and why retiring from prostitution or escort work isn't as easy as people might think. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodca...more

  • Are gay households more egalitarian?

    Mar 12 2012

    Studies have shown that the division of household labor is far from equal in most heterosexual domestic relationships -- but what about same-sex couples? Tune in as Cristen and Caroline explore the differences between labor division in these two groups. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Are women better peacemakers?

    Mar 07 2012

    Do women make better peacemakers? Join Cristen and Caroline as they examine the influence women have played in the peacemaking process and gender differences in conflict resolution. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Who's the richest woman in the world?

    Mar 05 2012

    Today's world is full of billionaires -- and they're not all men. Join Cristen and Caroline as they look at the state of women's global wealth, ultimately asking: Will a woman ever become the richest person in the world? Tune in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Does women's wrestling deserve more respect?

    Feb 29 2012

    Olympic women's wrestling started in 2004, and interest in the sport has grown since. Tune in as Caroline and Cristen look at the women of WWE wrestling, as well as the Cholitas, Bolivia's beloved women wrestlers, Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Women's Boxing: From Sideshows to the Main Event

    Feb 27 2012

    The 2012 Summer Olympics mark the official debut of women's boxing, and fans have been waiting anxiously. In this episode, Caroline and Cristen explore the history of women's boxing, along with gender dynamics at the gym and inside the ring. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Who fakes orgasms?

    Feb 22 2012

    How many people have actually faked an orgasm? How have cultural perceptions of orgasms changed over time? Join Cristen and Caroline as they cut past the cultural baggage and get to the facts behind sex and orgasms. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Are gendered toys bad for boys and girls?

    Feb 20 2012

    The launch of a new Lego line specifically for girls brings up the question of gender neutral toys. Should there be different toys for boys and girls? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • How do children fare in foster care?

    Feb 15 2012

    As of 2009, there were about 423,773 children in foster care in the U.S. While some children may return to their original families, some are adopted and others simply age out of the system. Learn more about foster care with Cristen and Caroline. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Hidden Costs of Valentine's Day Flowers

    Feb 13 2012

    As Valentine's Day approaches, Cristen and Caroline take a closer look at floriography and the meaning of flowers. Where do Valentine's bouquets come from? What's it like for women working in the flower industry? Tune in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Do doctors listen to women?

    Feb 08 2012

    Do doctors listen to female patients? Women often complain of doctors not taking symptoms seriously, and patient-doctor mistrust is nothing new. Tune in to learn more about this relationship, including how stress influences a female patient's diagnosis. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Why does my hoo-ha hurt?

    Feb 06 2012

    What is vulvodynia? How many women suffer from vulvodynia? How do vulvodynia treatments work? Tune in to learn more in this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Are bromances better than female friendships?

    Feb 01 2012

    Are there gender differences in friendship patterns? Join Caroline and Cristen as they explore famous bromances throughout history, as well as challenges to making man friends. Tune in to learn more about bromances. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Are female friendships more fraught with frenemies?

    Jan 30 2012

    In this episode, Cristen and Caroline explore the etymology of the term "frenemy," the psychology of female friendships and women's evolutionary tendencies toward cultivating friendships. Tune in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Are soft drinks killing us?

    Jan 25 2012

    Could a 1-cent soft drink tax really save millions of lives? What are the health impacts of drinking soda? Are diet soft drinks better for you? Join Cristen and Caroline as they look at the relationship between soft drinks and health. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Do men or women exercise more?

    Jan 23 2012

    Sure, men and women have different exercise motivations -- but which group exercises more? Join Caroline and Cristen as they look at gender and exercise, from why single men exercise more than anyone else to why men's exercise pays off more than women's. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • A DIY Guide to Martha Stewart

    Jan 18 2012

    How did Martha Stewart get her start? How did she lose -- and recover -- her reputation and wealth? Is Martha Stewart good for women? Tune in for the answers to these questions and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Is there a normal pregnancy weight gain?

    Jan 16 2012

    How much weight do women gain during pregnancy? What exactly is pregnorexia? Is it true that men can gain pregnancy weight, too? Join Caroline and Cristen as they take a closer look at pregnancy and weight gain. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • A SMNTY Chat With Grammar Girl

    Jan 11 2012

    In this episode, Cristen and Caroline interview Mignon Fogarty, aka Grammar Girl. Listen in to learn if men and women pay attention to grammar differently, and if it's acceptable to refer to women as girls. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Where do imaginary friends come from?

    Jan 09 2012

    Are imaginary playthings friends or foes for child development? Psychologists have studied imaginary friends since the 1800s, and they've come to some fascinating conclusions. Tune in to learn more about imaginary friends. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Who invented the thong?

    Jan 04 2012

    Whether or not you're a fan of thongs, there's no denying that they attract attention. But where did these flimsy strings come from? Join Caroline and Cristen as they look into the origin of one of humanity's most controversial pieces of clothing. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Is one the loneliest number?

    Jan 02 2012

    Do people without siblings differ from the rest of the human race? Tune in as Caroline and Cristen look at the fiction -- and facts -- surrounding our stereotypes of only children. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Do more men pass the psychopath test?

    Dec 28 2011

    What exactly is the psychopath test? Are there really gender differences in psychopathy? In this episode, Caroline and Cristen explore the process of diagnosing psychopaths -- and whether your gender affects your chances of passing the psychopath test. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Why do we pierce our bodies?

    Dec 26 2011

    What is the history of ear and body piercing? How does the underground sexual culture of piercing work? What does Alicia Silverstone have to do with the popularization of belly button piercing? Join Cristen and Caroline as they explore body piercing. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Is the 'man flu' real?

    Dec 21 2011

    Do men complain more about being sick? Do women have stronger immune systems? Who takes the most sick days? Join Cristen and Caroline as they explore the facts -- and fiction -- surrounding popular opinions on gender and illness. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Who were the flappers?

    Dec 19 2011

    Who were flappers? Were flappers feminists? In this episode, Caroline and Cristen take a closer look at the iconic women known as flappers, touching on everything from Zelda Fitzgerald to flapper fashion. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • What do kids learn from sex ed today?

    Dec 14 2011

    In the second part of this series, Cristen and Caroline explore the differences between comprehensive and abstinence-only sex ed. Does abstinence-only sex ed work? How is sex ed handled at home? Listen in for the answers to these questions and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Where did sex ed come from?

    Dec 12 2011

    Sex education is controversial in U.S. schools, but how did it begin? In this episode, Caroline and Cristen delve into the history of U.S. sex education, tracing the emergence of abstinence-only sex education and the federal cost of these programs. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Why are more female spies hiding out on TV?

    Dec 05 2011

    How have women's roles in spy film and TV changed over time? Join Cristen and Caroline as they take a look back at the history of the spy genre and famous fictional female spies. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The 'Oprah Winfrey Show' Show

    Nov 30 2011

    Today Oprah Winfrey is one of the world's most famous people, but how did she get her start? In this episode, Cristen and Caroline look at Oprah's impact by the numbers, along with the controversy and criticism Oprah has encountered during her career. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Are women more anxiety-prone than men?

    Nov 28 2011

    What's the difference between stress and anxiety? Why are women diagnosed with clinical anxiety twice as often as men? Join Caroline and Cristen as they take a look at how men and women's brains process stress and anxiety differently. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Does male bisexuality exist?

    Nov 23 2011

    Several years ago, a study from Northwestern University argued that male bisexuality doesn't exist. Strangely enough, a new study from the same university contradicted the first. Is there a social stigma adding to the controversy? Tune in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Do human pheromones exist?

    Nov 21 2011

    What are pheromones, exactly? Do they affect levels of attraction in humans? Listen in as Caroline and Cristen explore the science behind pheromone myths, and why pheromones don't work for humans. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Why do breakup songs hurt so good?

    Nov 16 2011

    Almost everyone has a breakup song -- but why? In this episode, Cristen and Caroline explain how we process emotional rejection as physical pain and why music has an analgesic effect. Tune in to learn more (including which breakup songs may be the best). Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Does stress make you go gray?

    Nov 14 2011

    Despite folk wisdom, stress doesn't gray your hair. In this episode, Caroline and Cristen explain why you should blame gray hair on your parents, genes and health. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • A Fabulous History of Drag Queens

    Nov 09 2011

    Where did drag originate? Where does it fit within the queer community? Join Cristen and Caroline as they explore the history of drag -- along with the stories of some notable drag queens -- in this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Why are romance novels so popular?

    Nov 07 2011

    Believe it or not, romance novels are the best-selling fiction genre. Join Cristen and Caroline as they explore the common romance novel heroes, heroines and themes, ultimately asking what romance novels tell us about female arousal. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • HPV vaccine update

    Nov 02 2011

    The human papillomavirus, or HPV, is the most commonly transmitted sexually-transmitted disease, and researchers have noted a rise in HPV-related cancers. Is the HPV vaccine safe and effective? Listen in to learn more about HPV. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Halloween Slasher Spectacular!

    Oct 31 2011

    Do slasher films glorify sex and violence toward women? What is the "final girl" archetype, and what can we learn from other slasher film tropes? Join Caroline and Cristen as they delve into the evolution of the slasher film genre. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Women on TV

    Oct 19 2011

    Are women the new misogynists on fall TV? Has the portrayal of women on television improved? Join Cristen and Caroline as they explore the state of women in front of -- and behind -- the camera. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • History of The Playboy Club

    Oct 17 2011

    The first Playboy Club opened in 1960. Waitresses called "bunnies" earned up to $1,000 per week, and the club aimed for a certain cachet. Yet when Gloria Steinem went undercover as a bunny she called it deplorable. So what happened? Tune in to find out. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Is Masturbation Good For You?

    Oct 12 2011

    Cristen and Caroline investigate the pros and cons of masturbation from a health and wellness perspective. Does it threaten relationships? What happens when masturbation provokes jealousy in relationships? Tune in to find out. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Masturbation by the Numbers

    Oct 10 2011

    Masturbation can be a sensitive subject, and many people are uncomfortable asking questions about the practice. For example: Do men masturbate more than women? Is there an evolutionary explanation for masturbation? Tune in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Singlehood Stigma

    Oct 05 2011

    More people are delaying or avoiding marriage, and also raising children outside of wedlock. Are single people penalized? Join Cristen and Caroline as they look at the statistics and explain why single women over 25 are the most stigmatized. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Should we be scared of soy?

    Oct 03 2011

    Researchers have reached conflicting findings about the potential health impacts of soy phytoestrogens, including the relationship between soy, breast cancer and testosterone. But what does it all mean? Join Cristen and Caroline to learn more about soy. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • How Pickup Artists Work

    Sep 28 2011

    What are pickup artists, exactly? In this podcast, Caroline and Cristen explore the practices, tactics and theories behind pickup artistry. Tune in to learn more about the pros and cons of pickup artistry. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • What is vagina dentata?

    Sep 26 2011

    People have been talking about vaginas with teeth for ages, and folktales about vagina dentata can be found across the globe. But why? Join Caroline and Cristen as they explore the psychology behind vagina dentata, castration anxiety and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Why do men have nipples?

    Sep 21 2011

    Why haven't males evolved to not have nipples? Many newborns lactate "witches milk" soon after birth. Can men lactate? Listen in as Cristen and Caroline tackle these questions and more in this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Child Beauty Pageants and Baby Parades

    Sep 19 2011

    Child pageants started in Britain with the May Queen Festival. Before child beauty pageants, baby parades were all the rage. Are beauty pageants unhealthy for child contestants? Tune in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Who are the dancing boys of Afghanistan?

    Sep 14 2011

    Dancing boys perform at weddings across Afghanistan, but their dances are only part of their occupation. Bacha bazi, or "boy play," is a form of sexual slavery. Join Cristen and Caroline as they explore the effects bacha bazi has on Afghan society. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • A History of Pregnancy Tests

    Sep 12 2011

    Pregnancy tests have a colorful history tracing back to 1350 BC -- and, as you might imagine, the methods have varied greatly over the centuries. In this episode, Caroline and Cristen look at the history of pregnancy tests. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • What is your voice saying about you?

    Sep 07 2011

    Why do men have Adam's apples? What determines the pitch of your voice? What deepens men's voices? Tune in as Caroline and Cristen get to the bottom of what makes your voice sound the way it does -- and what it says about you -- in this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Child Marriage: Buying and Selling Brides

    Aug 31 2011

    Child marriage usually occurs in poor, rural communities. The brides are often betrothed to older men, sometimes even before they're born. In this episode, Caroline and Cristen explore the social and economic roots of this practice. Tune in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Women's Intuition: Myth or Reality?

    Aug 29 2011

    Studies show men are just as intuitive as women, so why does folklore disagree? Does women's intuition really exist? Do women have higher emotional intelligence? Join Caroline and Cristen as they take a closer look at the nature of intuition. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Long and Short of Women's Height

    Aug 24 2011

    In a previous episode, Cristen and Caroline focused on how height affects men. This episode explores the research on women and height -- and, unfortunately, it's not all good news. Tune in to learn more about how height can affect women. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Are taller men more desirable?

    Aug 22 2011

    Why are men taller than women? Are taller men more attractive? Do tall people make more money? Join Caroline and Cristen as they tackle some of the recurring questions surrounding height, gender and society. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Madams: Wealthy Women of the West

    Aug 17 2011

    Madams who ran brothels in the West were some of the wealthiest in the U.S., and running a brothel gave Victorian era women financial independence and social clout. Join Caroline and Cristen to learn more about notable madams. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Female Freaks: Sideshows, Circuses and Stripteases

    Aug 15 2011

    P.T. Barnum popularized freak shows in the U.S. The most popular freaks were those with disabilities who could perform everyday tasks. Tune in to learn more about the relationship between female freaks, beauty pageant contestants and striptease dancers. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Mermaids in Myth and Real Life

    Aug 10 2011

    So what is a mermaid, exactly, and where do all the mermaid legends come from? Join Caroline and Cristen as they delve into mermaid mythology from around the world, alleged mermaid sightings and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Male Birth Control: Are We There Yet?

    Aug 08 2011

    How will male birth control work? It might not be a hypothetical question for much longer. Join Caroline and Cristen as they explore the current research and latest breakthroughs in male birth control, including how it differs from female birth control. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Bag the Douche

    Aug 03 2011

    Historically advertised as a sanitary process, douching has become increasingly controversial. In this episode, Caroline and Cristen take a closer look at the facts surrounding douching -- and why it isn't as near as healthy as some might believe. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Are rebound relationships unhealthy?

    Aug 01 2011

    Rebounding has a negative stigma, but could they be good for you? Perhaps! Psychologists say rebounding could be especially good for attachment personality types, and there may be an odd correlation between cheating and rebounding. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Did cowgirls get the boot from history?

    Jul 27 2011

    Cowboys are an iconic part of American history, but what about cowgirls? In this episode, Caroline and Cristen hit the history books to discover the stories of real-life cowgirls. Tune in to learn whether cowgirls got the boot from history. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Can women initiate dating?

    Jul 25 2011

    It's no secret that most cultures have fairly defined cultural roles assigned to each gender. This is especially apparent in the dating scene, where men are often assumed to be the aggressive party. But why? Tune in to learn more about dating and society. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Who was the first woman to run for president?

    Jul 20 2011

    Victoria Woodhull was the first woman to own a Wall Street firm, speak before Congress and run for president. However, her press wasn't always positive and suffragists of the time distanced themselves from her. Tune in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Do female astronauts have the right stuff?

    Jul 18 2011

    When Kennedy announced the lunar missions, several women hoped to make the trip. The women of Mercury 13 excelled at physical testing yet weren't allowed to work at NASA. Why? Tune in as Molly and Cristen explore the lives and work of female astronauts. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Why do women become suicide bombers?

    Jul 13 2011

    Most acts of terrorism are carried out by men, but more and more women are becoming suicide bombers. Join Cristen and Molly as they explore the causes of this trend, why women commit to these causes and how their reasons may differ from those of men. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Why do women remove their hair down there?

    Jul 11 2011

    Why do women spend so much time and money removing the hair down there? Is it because of men, the media, or personal preference? Join Molly and Cristen as they travel back in time to find out women's preferences for pubic hair removal through history. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Should dads be in the delivery room?

    Jul 06 2011

    A French obstetrician believes that men in the delivery room hinder their partner's laboring process. Is it possible that men don't need or want to be there? Join Cristen and Molly to learn more about dads in delivery rooms. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Do we marry our parents?

    Jul 04 2011

    Studies show that people often rank faces that resemble their parents as more attractive than other faces. Is this creepy, or can we pick up on clues about who will make a good parent by relying on our own parents as guides? Listen in to find out. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Should you sell or donate your breast milk?

    Jun 29 2011

    While some mothers throw away extra breast milk, there are tons of other options. Breast milk banks test donors and sell bottled milk to hospitals. Other women prefer to donate it to someone in their community or sell it on the web. Tune in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Do baby names make a difference later in life?

    Jun 27 2011

    There's tons of research about how your name will affect your destiny. Some studies suggests your name is linked to your grades, your criminal record and your earning potential. Tune in to learn about what your name might mean for your future. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Should we care about hymens?

    Jun 22 2011

    Many cultures believe that a hymen is proof of virginity, but is it true? The hymen's not a piece of skin that covers the entire vaginal opening, and some women are born without one. Join Molly and Cristen as they discuss hymen myths and facts. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Is there a link between semen and happiness?

    Jun 20 2011

    Could semen serve as an anti-depressant in some women? A study found that women who never used condoms rated themselves as happier than women who used condoms. But could there be any merit to the research? Tune in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Why don't men wear makeup?

    Jun 15 2011

    Historically, men have always worn makeup. But now, wearing makeup is seen as effeminate. Is it possible that more men will wear makeup in the future, given that cosmetics sales to men are rising? Tune in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Yeast Infections: A Conversation

    Jun 13 2011

    Three out of four women will have a yeast infection in her lifetime, experiencing a range of unpleasant symptoms. But while you may be tempted to head for the nearest drug store, it's more important to visit your doctor. Tune in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Why is skin lightening such a big business?

    Jun 08 2011

    Pale-skinned people often desire a nice, healthy tan, even though tanning can bring health risks. Yet in some other cultures, this ideal is reversed. Join Cristen and Molly as they talk about whiteness as a beauty ideal and the health risks involved. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Is sexting good or bad for relationships?

    Jun 06 2011

    There are tons of stories about the horrors of sexting. But what role does sexting play in consenting, adult relationships? Join Molly and Cristen as they explore the positive -- and negative -- aspects of sexting. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Why are more people enslaved than ever before?

    Jun 01 2011

    Experts claim that there are more slaves today than at any other point in history. Human trafficking has two major components: sex trafficking and labor trafficking. Join Molly and Cristen as they discuss how victims are sucked into this crime. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • When did sun tanning become popular?

    May 30 2011

    As people across the hemisphere gear up for summer, Molly and Cristen take a look at the practice of tanning: When did it become popular, and why do people want tans? Listen in and learn more about tanning. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • This Just In: Where are the women news anchors?

    May 25 2011

    For years, there was a stereotype that women couldn't effectively deliver the news. Yet today women are all over newscasts. However, Katie Couric is leaving CBS and being replaced by a man. What does this mean for gender equality? Listen in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Inside Scoop on Lady Reporters

    May 23 2011

    Is there a gender divide in journalism? Not really - from stunt reporters, sobs sisters, Eleanor's girls and other names, lady reporters have been around for a long time. Join Cristen and Molly as they discuss gender and journalism in this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • How can you not know you are pregnant?

    May 18 2011

    We've all seen those news stories where a woman goes nine months without realizing she's pregnant. It happens more often than you might think - but how? Join Molly and Cristen as they investigate how pregnancies can be overlooked. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Is love at first sight possible?

    May 16 2011

    Familiar to any fan of classic romance stories, love at first sight is a common theme loved by some and, well, contemptuously dismissed by others. But it is real? Join Molly and Cristen as they delve into the science behind physical attraction. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • How did women pedal their way to emancipation?

    May 11 2011

    Susan B. Anthony once said the bicycle deserved all of the credit for women's emancipation. Women had to fight restrictive clothing and stereotypes to take part in the bike craze of the 1890's. Tune in to learn more about gender equality and bicycles. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Skygirls, Stewards and Flight Attendants

    May 04 2011

    In 1930, the first stewardess was hired. Stewardesses had to be young, unmarried and within certain height and weight guidelines. To get rid of these rules, stewardesses and stewards had to take on the Civil Rights Act. Tune in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Are soap operas underrated in TV history?

    May 02 2011

    It's no secret that some people think soap operas are just junky TV for housewives. But is that true? Join Cristen and Molly as they trace the history and evolution of soap operas and see how these shows have influenced most of what we watch today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Decoding the Mystery of Female Spies

    Apr 27 2011

    When people think of spies, they often picture men like James Bond. Yet throughout history women have also had careers as spies. Listen in to learn more about notable female spies, sex as a espionage tactic, stereotypes and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Are Godmothers taking over the Mafia?

    Apr 25 2011

    Breaking the glass ceiling in organized crime may not be anything to celebrate, but it's making headlines all the same. In this episode, Molly and Cristen explore the juicy stories of Italian godmothers running Mafia families while the men are in jail. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Do men and women doctor differently?

    Apr 20 2011

    Ever since women started becoming doctors, studies have scrutinized genders and doctoring styles. Women may spend more time with patients and communicate more easily with them, but that's not the whole story. Tune in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • What's the difference between a doula and a midwife?

    Apr 18 2011

    Midwives and doulas are often present at natural childbirth. But what do these people actually do? Join Cristen and Molly as they explain the differences between midwives and doulas. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Do women make better bosses?

    Apr 13 2011

    Surveys show that women may possess more of the skills necessary to be a good boss, so why do employees prefer male bosses? Tune in as Molly and Cristen talk about how stereotypical gender traits can affect women hoping to take control of the office. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Why is nursing women's work?

    Apr 11 2011

    When we think of nurses, we think of women. Male nurses are considered anomalies and are often the butt of jokes in pop culture. But why? Tune in as Molly and Cristen take a closer look at medicine and gender. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Live at SXSW: Polyamory

    Apr 06 2011

    Polyamory -- the practice of having intimate relationships with more than one person -- is more common than some might assume. But how does this practice actually work? Listen in as Cristen and Molly cover polyamory live from SXSW. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Were women tricked into smoking?

    Apr 04 2011

    Before the 1920s, it was considered unseemly for women to smoke. However, as cigarette makers realized they were missing half of the potential market, they attempted to convince women that smoking was related to women's liberation movements. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Royal Wedding Extravaganza Spectacular

    Mar 30 2011

    Why are so many people fascinated by royal weddings? In this episode, Cristen and Molly explore the allure of royal weddings: Is the draw of this spectacle restricted to certain members of society? If so, why? Tune in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Am I carrying my own twin?

    Mar 28 2011

    Researchers believe that one in eight pregnancies involve twin fetuses -- so why do only one in eighty pregnancies actually result in the birth of twins? In this episode, Molly and Cristen explore the rare phenomenon known as fetus in fetu. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Does it cost more to be a woman?

    Mar 23 2011

    It's no secret that women tend to pay more for haircuts, but that's only one of the products and services that are more expensive for women. So how does it all add up? Join Molly and Cristen as they explore whether or not it costs more to be a woman. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • What's the point of kegels?

    Mar 21 2011

    When Dr. Arnold Kegel noticed a high frequency of urinary incontinence in women after they had given birth, he designed the Kegel exercise. Join Molly and Cristen as they explore this technique, from the story of its creation to modern Kegel exercises. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • When did beer become a boy's drink?

    Mar 16 2011

    Nowadays, beer is widely considered to be a boy's drink -- but this wasn't always the case. Listen in as Molly and Cristen recount the history of beer and beer stereotypes. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • A Tip of the Habit to Nuns

    Mar 14 2011

    There's no denying that nuns are iconic. Unfortunately, they're all stereotyped in modern culture. In this episode, Molly and Cristen cut past the stereotypes and examine the life, traditions and habits (get it?) of Catholic nuns. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Should women take vitamins?

    Mar 09 2011

    People spend 20 billion dollars a year on health supplements like multivitamins -- but do they actually work? Join Molly and Cristen as they explore the value of vitamin supplements (or the lack thereof). Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • A Politics-Free Abortion Podcast

    Mar 07 2011

    Abortions are tremendously controversial -- but how do they actually work? In this episode, Cristen and Molly cut past the politics to give you the facts on abortion. Tune in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Inside the Minds of Hoarders with Dr. Rebecca Beaton

    Mar 02 2011

    According to the Mayo clinic, hoarding is an excessive collection of items along with the inability to discard them. But what exactly makes a person a hoarder? In this episode, Cristen and Molly interview Dr. Rebecca Beaton to learn more about hoarding. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • SMNTY's 2nd Annual Oscar After Party

    Feb 28 2011

    Following up on last year's episode, Cristen and Molly take a look at the female directors, actors and other professionals contending for an Academy Award. Tune in to learn more about women in Hollywood, as well as the representation of women in film. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Arrr there female pirates?

    Feb 23 2011

    When people think of pirates, their minds often turn to legendary brigands such as Bluebeard -- but piracy wasn't restricted to males. Join Molly and Cristen as they recount the fascinating adventures of genuine female pirates. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • What's the buzz on vibrators?

    Feb 21 2011

    According to a recent study, around half of American adults use a vibrator on a regular basis -- yet the devices remain controversial. In this episode, Cristen and Molly explore the history of vibrators, from Victorian society to the modern day. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Do women run colder than men?

    Feb 16 2011

    Women tend to have warmer core temperatures than men -- but why? In this episode, Molly and Cristen examine the science behind this mysterious discrepancy in body temperature. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Where did the kiss come from?

    Feb 14 2011

    The first image of a kiss dates back to ancient India -- but where did the concept of kissing originate? More importantly, why do we do it today? Tune in as Molly and Cristen recount the history of kissing and the science behind smooching. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • What's your sign, baby?

    Feb 09 2011

    Inspired by an article about recent changes to the zodiac, Cristen and Molly examine the use of horoscopes in modern society. Tune in to learn more about horoscopes -- and how they can affect an individual's perception of happiness. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Where do hot flashes come from?

    Feb 07 2011

    The hot flash is one of the most infamous symbols of menopause, and it's no laughing matter. But what exactly is a hot flash, and what causes it? In this podcast, Cristen and Molly break down the science behind hot flashes. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Are corsets all that bad?

    Feb 02 2011

    Throughout history, opinions of corsets have fluctuated. Some have called the corset the Western version of foot binding, while others think the corset's been stuck with a bad rep. Tune in as Cristen and Molly dive into the cultural history of the corset. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Do men and women dream differently?

    Jan 31 2011

    The results are in: It appears that men and women tend to report different types of dreams more frequently than others. But what do these results mean -- and what exactly do dreams do, anyway? Tune in to find out. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • What is objectum sexuality?

    Jan 26 2011

    Is it possible to become romantically involved with sound equipment, monuments or other objects? Yes, actually. In this episode, Cristen and Molly explore the psychology behind people who fall in love with objects, rather than other human beings. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Do men lie more than women?

    Jan 24 2011

    Lies are a surprisingly prevalent part of human society, and deception serves a certain social purpose. But does a person's gender determine how much she or he tells lies? Tune in as Molly and Cristen give you the truth about gender and lies. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Do men and women surf the web differently?

    Jan 19 2011

    What do you look for when you browse online? Do you think that you might approach the web differently if you had a different gender? Listen in as Cristen and Molly explore the differences between men and women web-surfers in this podcast. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Let's Rewrite the Book on Librarians

    Jan 17 2011

    Over the years pop culture has created several stereotypes of librarians, creating an image of bespectacled spinsters. How do these stereotypes compare to modern librarians? In this podcast, Molly and Cristen take a closer look at librarian stereotypes. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Can you have an orgasm during childbirth?

    Jan 12 2011

    20/20 aired a documentary about the orgasmic experiences some women have while giving birth. But how does it happen, and why? Join Molly and Cristen as they take you past the sensational headlines in this podcast. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Do men and women donate money differently?

    Jan 10 2011

    Everyone wants to make the world a better place -- but do men and women go about it differently? In this episode, Molly and Cristen take a closer look at how gender may affect charitable donation. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Is the seven-year itch real?

    Jan 05 2011

    Could it be true that monogamous couples get an urge to cheat approximately every seven years? In this episode, Molly and Cristen explore the origin of this belief, as well as its validity -- or lack thereof. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • 200th Episode Extravaganza

    Jan 03 2011

    It's official: Stuff Mom Never Told You has hit the 200-episode mark! To celebrate this momentous occasion, Molly and Cristen give listeners a behind-the-scenes look at the podcast-making process -- from the initial "pitch" to future topics. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Thick and Thin of Eyebrows

    Dec 29 2010

    These days, it's very common for women to shape their eyebrows as part of their beauty regimen, but when did this practice start? And why? Molly and Cristen investigate the history of eyebrow-shaping in this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • What's the child-free movement?

    Dec 28 2010

    In this episode, Molly and Cristen take a closer look at the child-free movement. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Is it better to give than receive?

    Dec 22 2010

    Gift-giving is a common human tradition, especially around holidays and birthdays. But who benefits most: the giver, or the receiver? In this episode, Molly and Cristen examine what studies reveal about altruism, gifts and human psychology. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • What is the morning-after pill?

    Dec 20 2010

    The morning-after pill is a controversial form of emergency contraception that's often misunderstood. In this listener-inspired episode, Molly and Cristen discuss the pros and cons of the morning-after pill, as well as the many misconceptions about it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Does the G-spot exist?

    Dec 15 2010

    These days, the Grafenberg spot, or G-spot, is a heated topic. Does this vaginal pleasure spot really exist? Do all women have one? Molly and Cristen jump into the mix as they explore what studies reveal -- and don't -- about the mythical G-spot. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Are there no good female playwrights?

    Dec 13 2010

    In general, female playwrights are less likely to have their plays produced than their male counterparts. But why? In this episode, Molly and Cristen examine why there are gender disparities in the theater community. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Why do so many women have TMJ?

    Dec 08 2010

    Temporomandibular joint disorder is a term for various disorders that affect the jaw and seem to affect more women than men. In this episode, Molly and Cristen explore the possible role of gender in TMJ -- and why we still don't know very much about it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Why do women feel so guilty about nannies?

    Dec 06 2010

    Today's professional women sometimes rely on nannies to help them out in the domestic sphere, yet many of them seem to feel guilty about it. Why? In this episode, Molly and Cristen examine the dynamics and dilemmas of employing a nanny. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Are humans meant to be monogamous?

    Dec 01 2010

    Monogamy is often touted as the cultural ideal for human partners, but are we really cut out for it? Molly and Cristen take a look at social and sexual monogamy in the animal kingdom in an attempt to answer this question. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Can you get rid of cellulite?

    Nov 29 2010

    We all know what cellulite is, but have you ever wondered where that dreaded dimpled skin comes from? And why it affects women more than men? In this episode, Molly and Cristen investigate the causes of cellulite and possible cures for the condition. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Female Superheroes, Part Two

    Nov 24 2010

    In part two of their series, Molly and Cristen take a look at some famous female superheroes, starting with the most iconic female comic book character of all: Wonder Woman. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Female Superheroes, Part One

    Nov 22 2010

    In comic books, females are often portrayed as victims and sex symbols and tend to play second fiddle to male characters. In this episode, Molly and Cristen set the stage for a discussion of female superheroes and the gender dynamics of comic book art. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Are women drinking more?

    Nov 17 2010

    Some studies have found that the number of women who identify as heavy drinkers has risen, while the number of light drinkers has declined. Male drinking habits seem to have hit a plateau. Could these studies be correct? Tune in and learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Why do girls love horses?

    Nov 15 2010

    Little girls and women seem to have an affinity for horses. But why? In this episode, Molly and Cristen discuss a variety of theories about why girls love horses, from the bizarre to the believable. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Do sisters make you happier?

    Nov 10 2010

    Multiple studies indicate that people with sisters seem to be happier than people with brothers -- but what does this mean, and could it be true? Join Molly and Cristen as they explore the relationship between your siblings' gender and your happiness. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Inside the Minds of Lady Killers with Candice DeLong

    Nov 08 2010

    Are female killers different from male killers? What motivates women to murder? In this episode, Molly and Cristen interview former FBI criminal profiler Candice DeLong to gain insights into the psychology and motivations of lady killers. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • A History of Home Ec

    Nov 03 2010

    In this episode, Molly and Cristen explore the surprisingly feminist origins and history of Home Economics, an academic discipline that's often referred to as Family and Consumer Sciences today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • What is asexuality?

    Nov 01 2010

    Although asexuality in other organisms is well-understood, human asexuality is more of a mystery to us. Is asexuality a disorder, or an orientation? Molly and Cristen examine what studies and anecdotal evidence reveal about human asexuality. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Sexy Halloween Costumes, Why?

    Oct 27 2010

    These days, "sexy" female costumes for women are all the rage, but has this trend gone too far? And is it demeaning to women or empowering? In this Halloween-themed episode, Molly and Cristen discuss the gender implications of the "sexy" costume craze. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Motorcycles: Not Just for Boys

    Oct 25 2010

    Today the number of female motorcyclists is increasing, but it's not the first time in history that women have driven motorcycles. In this episode, Molly and Cristen examine the fascinating history of women and motorcycles. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • When did women start shaving their legs?

    Oct 20 2010

    These days, many women shave their legs on a regular basis and don't give it a second thought. But where did this shaving trend originate? It all started with advertising and a company trying to sell a product, as Molly and Cristen reveal in this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Why do adults still get acne?

    Oct 18 2010

    Acne is typically associated with teenagers and puberty, but unfortunately, it doesn't always go away with age. In this episode, Molly and Cristen talk about what studies and statistics suggest about the phenomenon of adult acne. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Why do women carry handbags?

    Oct 13 2010

    These days, a majority of modern women carry a handbag of some sort. Why are purses so popular with women? And why are they so expensive? In this episode, Molly and Cristen take a look at the cultural history and gender implications of handbags. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Why do women smell like onions and men like cheese?

    Oct 11 2010

    When it comes to body odor, we all smell a little different. But are there distinct gender differences? In this episode, Molly and Cristen discuss how body odor works, the many factors that can affect it -- and tactful ways to address a body odor problem. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Do gal pals sync up periods?

    Oct 06 2010

    There's a commonly held belief that women's periods synchronize when they spend a lot of time together. This popular theory has a scientific basis, but more recent studies suggest that it's not actually valid. Tune in and learn more in this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • 5 Iconic Cosmetics

    Oct 04 2010

    In this episode, Molly and Cristen list five of the most iconic cosmetics in the history of modern makeup. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Why is Scandinavia so great for women?

    Sep 29 2010

    Scandinavian countries are reportedly tops when it comes to gender equality. Why? In this episode, Molly and Cristen examine the factors that contribute to Scandinavia's woman-friendly reputation -- and whether they're a good measure of gender equality. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • A Tribute to our Favorite Dolls, Non-Barbie Edition

    Sep 27 2010

    In this episode, Molly and Cristen take a nostalgic trip down memory lane as they pay tribute to three beloved (non-Barbie) dolls from their childhoods. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Does celibacy have any health benefits?

    Sep 22 2010

    A recent trend has seen young people -- especially women -- choosing to be celibate for non-religious reasons. But why? In this episode, Molly and Cristen discuss the cultural history, gender implications and possible benefits of celibacy. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Should chivalry die?

    Sep 20 2010

    Chivalry was originally the code of behavior for medieval knights; today, the term is synonymous with courteous male behavior towards women. But is modern chivalry obsolete? Molly and Cristen ponder chivalry, courtesy and feminism in this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Do men lose weight faster than women?

    Sep 15 2010

    When it comes to shedding pounds, men have an advantage: They lose weight faster and more easily than women do. Why? In this episode, Molly and Cristen examine the many variables that affect weight loss in general -- and female weight loss in particular. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • What is ecofeminism?

    Sep 13 2010

    Ecofeminism is a movement that combines feminist and ecological concerns. In this episode, Molly and Cristen discuss the history, goals, movements, conflicting ideas and complications of ecofeminism. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Are female magicians an illusion?

    Sep 08 2010

    Historically, most stage magicians have been men -- and there's still a gender imbalance in the profession today. Why? What's the deal with women and magic? Molly and Cristen explore the gender implications, roles and politics of magic in this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Why don't boys play the harp?

    Sep 06 2010

    Molly and Cristen examine the gendering of musical instruments, from the lack of male harpists to the gender politics of lutes, in this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Do smart men have better sperm?

    Sep 01 2010

    Some recent studies have suggested a positive correlation between semen quality and intelligence. But do smart men really have better sperm? In this episode, Molly and Cristen sift through a wealth of research in an attempt to answer that question. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Seven Signs of Subliminal Ovulation

    Aug 30 2010

    Other mammals signal that they're fertile in obvious ways, but human females seem to advertise in more subtle ways. In this episode, Molly and Cristen present seven (supposed) signs of subliminal ovulation. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • To diaper or not to diaper?

    Aug 25 2010

    Diapers would seem to be an indispensable necessity for new babies, but some people argue that they're wasteful and unnecessary. In this episode, Molly and Cristen discuss baby poop, elimination communication and the pros and cons of diapers. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • This is Your Brain on a Breakup

    Aug 23 2010

    In this episode, Molly and Cristen discuss why breaking up with romantic partners is universally painful -- and offer some consolation to sufferers -- as they explore the brain chemistry of breakups. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Do pretty people make more money?

    Aug 18 2010

    In this episode, Molly and Cristen talk about the "beauty premium" and how physical attractiveness can be advantageous (and lucrative) in the workplace. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • What is polycystic ovary syndrome?

    Aug 16 2010

    Polycystic ovary syndrome is a metabolic disorder that creates hormone imbalances in women's bodies. Molly and Cristen discuss PCOS research, definitions, symptoms and treatment -- and why it's so hard to get a correct diagnosis -- in this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Are men attracted to small feet?

    Aug 11 2010

    According to stereotypes, men find women with small feet more attractive than large-footed ladies. Is there any science to back up that claim? Molly and Cristen discuss what studies reveal about foot size and sexual attractiveness in this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Who are the Guerrilla Girls?

    Aug 09 2010

    Guerrilla Girls is a group of female artists/activists whose mission is to expose discrimination in the art world. In this episode, Molly and Cristen investigate and discuss the origins, activism and effectiveness of the Guerrilla Girls. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • What is a rape kit?

    Aug 04 2010

    Rapes kits are used to collect forensic evidence from rape victims. In this episode, Molly and Cristen discuss the contents of rape kits, rape kit testing, SANE programs and the medical professionals who administer rape kit exams and collect evidence. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Are long-distance relationships doomed?

    Aug 02 2010

    Conventional wisdom would suggest that long-distance relationships are doomed to failure, but is that actually the case? Molly and Cristen sift through stats and studies to determine if long-distance relationships can ever work out. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Does size matter?

    Jul 28 2010

    Statistical evidence suggests that men are very preoccupied with the size of their penises. But should they be? In this episode, Molly and Cristen examine statistics and syndromes and debunk some myths in their quest to answer this age-old question. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Do men and women cook differently?

    Jul 26 2010

    Traditionally, cooking has been considered a female task. Yet in the professional realm, men predominate. Why? Do men and women cook food differently? Molly and Cristen explore gender issues in the culinary world in this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • How has Title IX evolved?

    Jul 21 2010

    Although Title IX is now associated with its impact on female athletics in educational arenas, the woman who spurred the law's passage had a different agenda. Molly and Cristen examine Title IX's origins, present and controversial future in this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Why did Chinese women bind their feet?

    Jul 19 2010

    Foot binding is an ancient Chinese practice that was popular for centuries before it was outlawed in 1912. Molly and Cristen take a closer look at this extreme practice's history, cultural significance, controversies and side effects in this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Why do men propose?

    Jul 14 2010

    In most modern cultures, it's traditional for men to propose marriage to women. But where did this tradition come from? Should women propose to men? Molly and Cristen investigate the origins and cultural significance of marriage proposals in this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Why are bad boys appealing?

    Jul 12 2010

    According to anecdotal evidence and some studies, women are often attracted to "bad boys" -- risk-taking, narcissistic types. Molly and Cristen discuss three personality traits that make bad boys (and girls) appealing in this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • What's it like to have a baby in the NICU?

    Jul 07 2010

    In this episode, Molly and Cristen explore how babies are cared for at a neonatal intensive care unit, or NICU, and share tips for parents with children in the NICU. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Condoms, Condoms, Condoms!

    Jul 05 2010

    Condoms have a surprisingly long and storied history, as well as lots of fun nicknames! Molly and Cristen take a detailed look at these popular prophylactics, past and present, in this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Can you die of a broken heart?

    Jun 30 2010

    Someone who is suffering from emotional stress and pain is said to have a "broken heart," but only in a metaphorical sense. Sometimes, however, the damage can be physical. Find out how Broken Heart Syndrome works -- and if it's fatal -- in this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Sobering History of Women Bartending

    Jun 28 2010

    Today female bartenders are common across America -- but this wasn't always the case. Join Molly and Cristen as they explore the history of women bartenders in the US, touching on feminism, employment rights, and the invention of the cosmo along the way. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Should you consider a prenup?

    Jun 23 2010

    Prenuptial agreements aren't just the province of celebrities and wealthy people. In this episode, Molly and Cristen take a critical look at prenups and their stipulations and discuss some practical reasons for considering such an "unromantic" agreement. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Should women own guns?

    Jun 21 2010

    Gun ownership is most often associated with men, but should women own guns for personal safety? Is gun ownership a feminist issue, or a marketing ploy? In this episode, Molly and Cristen frame the discussion of gun ownership in terms of gender. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Is there a female equivalent to a bachelor?

    Jun 16 2010

    The term "bachelor" is commonly applied to single men, but is there a satisfactory female equivalent? Molly and Cristen discuss various terms that have been used to describe single women over the years -- and if they measure up -- in this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Do men go through menopause?

    Jun 14 2010

    Doctors have identified a condition called andropause that affects middle-aged men's moods and hormone levels. It's sometimes referred to as "male menopause," but is that really an accurate description? Molly and Cristen investigate in this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Where are the women of Wall Street?

    Jun 09 2010

    If there were more women on Wall Street, would the financial crisis have happened? Are women more suited to the world of finance than men, or less? Molly and Cristen explore these questions and the role of American women in finance in this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Can educating girls save Guatemala?

    Jun 07 2010

    Inspired by the Stuff You Should Know guys' recent podcasts on Cooperative for Education and breaking the cycle of poverty in Guatemala, Molly and Cristen explore why education is so important in Guatemala -- especially for girls. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Can men and women really be friends?

    Jun 02 2010

    Popular culture would suggest that heterosexual men and women can't have purely platonic relationships, but is this claim really valid? Molly and Cristen take a closer look at cross-sex friendships in this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Is autism underdiagnosed in girls?