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July 13, 2019
SMNTY Classics: Motivation Matters
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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42 min
July 12, 2019
The Impossible Goal
Anney and Samantha talk about impossible goals, chasing perfection, fear of failure and self-sabotage. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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38 min
July 10, 2019
What is Normal?
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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53 min
July 6, 2019
Bisexuality: Part 2
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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76 min
July 4, 2019
Bisexuality: Part 1
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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73 min
June 28, 2019
Back in the Habit?
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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55 min
June 27, 2019
BDSM: Part 2
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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75 min
June 22, 2019
SMNTY Classics: Understanding Miscarriage
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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26 min
June 21, 2019
BDSM: Part 1
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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60 min
June 19, 2019
Female Firsts: Lorraine Hansberry
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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45 min
June 15, 2019
Women <3 Monsters?
In our pop culture, women frequently lust after monsters. Why is that? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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47 min
June 12, 2019
Daddy Issues
Are daddy issues, like, a thing? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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39 min
June 7, 2019
A Conversation with Lora DiCarlo
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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64 min
June 1, 2019
SMNTY Classics: Is Plan B access bad for girls?
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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38 min
May 31, 2019
The ABCs of being Ace
Adjoa Danso joins us to discuss asexuality. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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52 min
May 29, 2019
The Spectrum of Sexuality
Are women inherently more complicated than men when it comes to sexuality? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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27 min
May 25, 2019
SMNTY Classics: At Home Abortions
In this classic episode, take a look at the changing laws around pill induced abortion. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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41 min
May 24, 2019
What are Crisis Pregnancy Centers?
Maya Kroth stops by to take us inside a crisis pregnancy center. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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43 min
May 23, 2019
What's Happening with Roe v. Wade?
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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51 min
May 18, 2019
SMNTY Classics: Anna Delvey, This Summer's $cam Queen
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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64 min
May 17, 2019
Involuntary Celibacy
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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29 min
May 16, 2019
Feminism: 4.0
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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39 min
May 11, 2019
SMNTY Classics: Why do we celebrate Mother’s Day?
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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38 min
May 10, 2019
The New Adventures of SMNTY
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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35 min
May 8, 2019
The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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50 min
May 4, 2019
Female Firsts: Banking and Ballet
Friend of the show Yves stops by with a new segment looking at female firsts. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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50 min
May 3, 2019
Becoming a Survivor
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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49 min
May 1, 2019
Too Much Empathy
Is it possible to have too much empathy? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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60 min
April 29, 2019
Therapy: Part 2
Therapy can be a powerful coping tool. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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65 min
April 27, 2019
Bonus Interview: Dr. Shaili Jain and the Unspeakable Mind
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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60 min
April 24, 2019
Therapy: Part 1
Ever wondered what therapy is like? Sit in on a session. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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71 min
April 20, 2019
Bonus Episode: Trauma-Informed Training and Trial
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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44 min
April 19, 2019
Good Coping
Here's what good coping can look like. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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37 min
April 17, 2019
Dating in the Era of #MeToo
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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81 min
April 16, 2019
Bonus Episode: Rape Kits
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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59 min
April 12, 2019
The Aftermath and Unhealthy Coping
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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43 min
April 10, 2019
The Cost of Coming Forward
Anney and Samantha delve into the financial, emotional and physical costs of reporting sexual assault. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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44 min
April 6, 2019
SMNTY Classics: Craft Beer Brewsters
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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41 min
April 5, 2019
Society, Sex and Women
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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92 min
April 3, 2019
Trauma: Part 2
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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44 min
March 30, 2019
Bonus Episode: Women and Likability
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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75 min
March 29, 2019
Trauma: Part 1
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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61 min
March 27, 2019
Grooming 101
What is grooming and how do you recognize it? Anney and Samantha break it down. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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57 min
March 23, 2019
SMNTY Classics: The Asian Fetish
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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60 min
March 22, 2019
Are We Failures?
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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65 min
March 20, 2019
SMNTY Classics: Fictional Attraction
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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43 min
March 16, 2019
SMNTY Classics: Cooking Shows
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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57 min
March 15, 2019
Women In Entertainment Production
What is it like for women working behind the scenes of film and television these days? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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67 min
March 13, 2019
SMNTY Classics: Is foodie culture the new art?
Is food porn unhealthy? Do foodies represent a cultural era of feast or famine? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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29 min
March 11, 2019
SMNTY Classics: Where did spring break come from?
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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29 min
March 8, 2019
Ariana Grande and the Question of 'Too Woke'
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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41 min
March 6, 2019
SMNTY Classics: The Secret History of International Women's Day
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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46 min
March 2, 2019
Bonus Interview: Women in Tabletop Gaming
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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78 min
March 1, 2019
Asian-American Identity
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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55 min
February 27, 2019
SMNTY Classics: Mardi Gras Women
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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41 min
February 23, 2019
SMNTY Classics: Are NFL Cheerleaders Being Exploited?
From high school to the NFL, cheerleaders face intense objectification. Learn more in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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60 min
February 22, 2019
No Means No the First Time
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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65 min
February 20, 2019
SMNTY Classics: Drunkorexia
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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32 min
February 16, 2019
SMNTY Classics: Fighting Shirley Chisholm
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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59 min
February 15, 2019
Princesses and Evil Step Mothers
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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71 min
February 13, 2019
SMNTY Classics: The Hidden Costs of Valentine's Day Flowers
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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40 min
February 9, 2019
SMNTY Classics: The Singlehood Stigma
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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25 min
February 8, 2019
Women in Tabletop Gaming Development
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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61 min
February 6, 2019
SMNTY Classics: Chocoholism
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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52 min
February 1, 2019
Fair Play: Women in Tabletop Gaming
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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64 min
January 30, 2019
SMNTY Classics: Why the Notorious RBG is a BFD
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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52 min
January 26, 2019
SMNTY Classics: What's the buzz on vibrators?
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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23 min
January 25, 2019
Women's Bodies & Middle Eastern Culture
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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65 min
January 23, 2019
SMNTY Classics: Do Men Exercise More Than Women?
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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28 min
January 19, 2019
SMNTY Classics: Is Man Flu Real?
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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30 min
January 18, 2019
Motherhood and Identity
The hosts of YouTurns drop by to discuss the shifting phases of motherhood and identity. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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85 min
January 16, 2019
SMNTY Classics: Is fitspo unhealthy for women?
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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33 min
January 12, 2019
SMNTY Classics: Where are the black female directors?
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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47 min
January 11, 2019
Where are the women of Wikipedia?
Wikipedia has a gender content gap. Here's why, and what you can do to help. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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41 min
January 9, 2019
SMNTY Classics: Work Wives
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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68 min
January 5, 2019
SMNTY Classics: Don’t Make Mac Miller’s Death About Ariana Grande
In this classic episode, we offer a friendly reminder that celebrities are people. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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44 min
January 4, 2019
Sexism in Language
Language, why so sexist? A & B delve into some history, some science and some sexism. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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48 min
January 2, 2019
SMNTY Classics: Do New Year's resolutions work?
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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37 min
December 29, 2018
SMNTY Classics: #blessed
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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50 min
December 28, 2018
A Very Merry Holiday Bonus Episode
In this bonus episode, we unwrap some holiday movie tropes. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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77 min
December 26, 2018
SMNTY Classics: Bye Felipe
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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53 min
December 22, 2018
SMNTY Classics: Hollywood's First Female Directors
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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46 min
December 21, 2018
Problematic Fave: Lena Dunham
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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64 min
December 19, 2018
SMNTY Classics: Gymnastics Gold
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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73 min
December 15, 2018
SMNTY Classics: The Women Behind Santa
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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22 min
December 14, 2018
Women in Comedy
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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51 min
December 12, 2018
SMNTY Classics: The Gendered Chef
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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58 min
December 8, 2018
SMNTY Classics: Rom Coms 101
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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63 min
December 7, 2018
Much Ado About Burnout
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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52 min
December 5, 2018
SMNTY Classics: Why are women true crime's bloodthirstiest fans?
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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35 min
December 1, 2018
SMNTY Classics: Is kleptomania a female disorder?
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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35 min
November 30, 2018
Death of the Author and Rosemary's Baby
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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66 min
November 28, 2018
SMNTY Classics: Charitable Burnout
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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64 min
November 24, 2018
SMNTY Classics: Retail Hell
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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66 min
November 23, 2018
SMNTY Classics: Are the Holidays Bad for Relationships?
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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35 min
November 21, 2018
SMNTY Classics: The Mother of Thanksgiving
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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33 min
November 17, 2018
SMNTY Classics: The Anthropology of Pie
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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48 min
November 16, 2018
Bloomerism and Feminism
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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48 min
November 14, 2018
SMNTY Classics: DIY Craft Revival
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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45 min
November 10, 2018
SMNTY Classics: Adult Acne
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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23 min
November 9, 2018
Making Friends with Loneliness
Guest co-host Tari Harrison drops in to give her tips for making friends with loneliness. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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45 min
November 7, 2018
SMNTY Classics: The Female Nude
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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58 min
November 3, 2018
SMNTY Classics: Skyrocketing Suicide Among Women Vets
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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47 min
November 2, 2018
Women and Pay Transparency
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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69 min
October 31, 2018
SMNTY Classics: Halloween Slasher Spectacular!
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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34 min
October 27, 2018
SMNTY Classics: What Not to Wear on Halloween
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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37 min
October 26, 2018
Feminism of Running
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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60 min
October 24, 2018
SMNTY Classics: Can You Have Sex with a Ghost?
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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27 min
October 20, 2018
SMNTY Classics: Women's Prisons vs. "Orange Is the New Black"
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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46 min
October 20, 2018
Invisible Illness
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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73 min
October 17, 2018
SMNTY Classics: The Sweaty History of the American Gym
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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40 min
October 13, 2018
SMNTY Classics: Can Science Fiction Save the World?
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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46 min
October 13, 2018
Mother, Destroyer
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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72 min
October 10, 2018
SMNTY Classics - Problematic Faves: Taylor Swift
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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66 min
October 6, 2018
SMNTY Classics: Sexy Halloween Costumes, Why?
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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26 min
October 5, 2018
Why Didn't You Believe Her?
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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52 min
October 3, 2018
SMNTY Classics: Angry Women
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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39 min
September 29, 2018
SMNTY Classics: Inside Ireland's Fight for Abortion Access
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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35 min
September 28, 2018
Sexism and Gym-timidation
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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54 min
September 26, 2018
Gender Based Harassment Doesn't Have to be Sexual
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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44 min
September 22, 2018
SMNTY Classics: The Anita Hill Effect
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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61 min
September 21, 2018
A Herstory of Women Pretending to be Men
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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38 min
September 19, 2018
Don’t Make Mac Miller’s Death About Ariana Grande
The Yoko Effect strikes again. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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42 min
September 15, 2018
SMNTY Classics: #MeToo 2: Louis CK Edition
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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59 min
September 15, 2018
The Ugly Past of Cosmetic Surgery
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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49 min
September 12, 2018
At Home Abortions
A & B take a look at the changing laws around pill induced abortion. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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39 min
September 9, 2018
SMNTY Classics: Miss, Ms., Mrs.
A & B revisit this episode to educate themselves about the difference between Miss, Ms., and Mrs. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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30 min
September 7, 2018
Brett Kava-NAW?
Who is Trump's SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh? A&B try to find out. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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43 min
September 6, 2018
Women, Ambition, and Running for Office
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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70 min
September 1, 2018
SMNTY Classics: Wanderlust
A & B revisit a classic SMNTY episode by Cristen and Caroline about solo travel. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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56 min
August 31, 2018
How Aretha Franklin's RESPECT Became a Take No Sh*t Anthem
A&B pay R-E-S-P-E-C-T to the Queen of Soul. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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47 min
August 29, 2018
Complex PTSD and #MeToo
A & B talk about complex PTSD and mental health during the age of #MeToo. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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53 min
August 26, 2018
SMNTY Classics: Is Catcalling Harassment?
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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53 min
August 24, 2018
Sexism and Tokyo Medical University
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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33 min
August 22, 2018
When a Feminist is Accused of a Sex Crime
Feminist professor Avital Ronell has been accused of sexual harassment. Here's what it means. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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45 min
August 18, 2018
SMNTY Classics: Women and White Supremacy
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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74 min
August 17, 2018
France Just Made Catcalling Illegal
A&B break down France's new law. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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51 min
August 15, 2018
A lot of women are having bad sex
Research shows women are having bad sex. Here's what it means. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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52 min
August 11, 2018
SMNTY Classics: Summer of Beyonce
A&B revisit this episode on Beyonce in light of her Vogue cover. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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52 min
August 10, 2018
It's okay to travel by yourself
More and more women are traveling solo. Here's why. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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59 min
August 8, 2018
Why do women change their names after marriage?
A&B dive into the history (and tension) around changing your surname. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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39 min
August 4, 2018
Cosplaying While Female
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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46 min
August 3, 2018
Were you raised by a narcissist?
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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48 min
August 1, 2018
Female Journalists are Under Attack in India
Female journalists in India are putting up with harassment, slut-shaming and worse. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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29 min
July 29, 2018
SMNTY Classics: Miss America is Ditching the Swimsuit Competition
Some big changes are coming to the pageant world. A&B revisit what it means. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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40 min
July 27, 2018
Meet the New Zealand Prime Minister Who Gave Birth in Office
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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26 min
July 25, 2018
Terry Crews and the Men of #MeToo
Everyone can be sexually harassed. We need to talk about the experience for men. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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47 min
July 21, 2018
SMNTY Classics: Video Games & Women, Part II
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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47 min
July 20, 2018
SMNTY Classics: An Update on Women's Health
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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34 min
July 18, 2018
Anna Delvey: This Summer's $cam Queen
B can't get enough Anna Delvey. A&B break down our fascination with scammers. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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62 min
July 14, 2018
SMNTY Classics: Video Games & Women, Part I
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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46 min
July 13, 2018
Online Gaming and Sexual Harassment
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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60 min
July 11, 2018
SMNTY Classics: Will 2018 Be Another Year of the Woman?
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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39 min
July 7, 2018
SMNTY Classics: Where the f*** are the pockets on women's clothing?
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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38 min
July 7, 2018
Emotional Labor Is Labor!
What is emotional labor? If you're a woman you're probably doing it already. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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68 min
July 4, 2018
Why Do Men Expose Themselves?
Louis CK. Harvey Weinstein. Why do men non consensually expose themselves? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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43 min
June 30, 2018
SMNTY Classics: When did women start running marathons?
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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51 min
June 29, 2018
Trump Is Gaslighting You About Migrant Kids At The Border
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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37 min
June 28, 2018
Pansexuality
A & B break down pansexuality and discuss pansexual representation in media and fan fiction. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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52 min
June 23, 2018
SMNTY Classics: The Forgotten Black Women of Punk Rock
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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44 min
June 22, 2018
Fanfiction Extravaganza: Part 2
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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29 min
June 21, 2018
Fanfiction Extravaganza: Part 1
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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45 min
June 16, 2018
SMNTY Classics: #MeToo Update
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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63 min
June 15, 2018
You Don't Have To Be A "Cool Girl"
Anney and B aren't "cool girls" and that's A-OK. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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66 min
June 13, 2018
Inside Ireland's Fight for Abortion Access
Young Irish emigrants went #HomeToVote to overturn the country's ban on abortion. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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34 min
June 9, 2018
SMNTY Classics: Role Overload: Working Daughters
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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50 min
June 8, 2018
Gaslighting 101
Here's how you can recognize it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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51 min
June 7, 2018
Why Isn't the Medical Community Taking Women's Pain Seriously?
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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50 min
June 2, 2018
SMNTY Classics: Larry Nassar's Crimes
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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37 min
June 2, 2018
How To Be Married
A&B are joined by Jo Piazza to discuss the ins and outs of "I do." Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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62 min
May 31, 2018
Kim Kardashian: Stop Hawking Appetite Suppressants to Young Women!
Glamorizing food issues isn't cute. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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62 min
May 26, 2018
SMNTY Classics: Why You're Seeing Cyntoia Brown's Tragic Story Everywhere
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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44 min
May 26, 2018
The Ins and Outs of Prom
It's prom season! Anney and B unpack the history of prom. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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46 min
May 24, 2018
Please Stop Calling the Police On Every Little Thing
911 isn't your personal complaint hotline. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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44 min
May 19, 2018
SMNTY Classics: The Magnificent History of Women & Whiskey
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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40 min
May 19, 2018
Can't Hardly Wait to Talk About Stalking
Stalking is not romantic. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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56 min
May 17, 2018
Things That Made Me Feminist: Bitch Magazine
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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62 min
May 11, 2018
Disabled Isn't A Dirty Word
How activist and content creator Annie Segarra is trying to destigmatize disability. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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68 min
May 10, 2018
Are NFL Cheerleaders Being Exploited?
A topless photoshoot is raising new questions about the treatment of cheerleaders. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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57 min
May 5, 2018
The Fem-Pire Strikes Back
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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57 min
May 3, 2018
Why the Notorious RBG is a BFD
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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51 min
April 28, 2018
How Cameron Esposito is Revolutionizing Queer Media
LGBTQ representations on screen can be sooo awful. Cameron Esposito is trying to change that. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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62 min
April 26, 2018
Where the F are the Female Action Figures?
There aren't that many female action figures. Anney and B break down why that matters Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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51 min
April 21, 2018
Unpopular Opinion: 4/20 is Annoying
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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35 min
April 19, 2018
How SESTA is Putting Sex Workers at Risk
...and how to fight back. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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65 min
April 14, 2018
How To Be The Final Girl In A Horror Movie
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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37 min
April 11, 2018
How To Be A Bad Feminist
Anney & B recall their feminist journeys and their embrace of being a "bad feminist." Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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29 min
April 6, 2018
Get Drinks With Your New SMNTY Team
B grabs drinks with new SMMTY co-host Anney and correspondent Yves. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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45 min
April 5, 2018
How to Deal With Grief
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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46 min
March 30, 2018
Gender Disparity from Beyond the Grave
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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29 min
March 29, 2018
How the Jane Collective helped women get abortions
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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28 min
March 27, 2018
March for Our Lives and Gun Violence as a Feminist Issue
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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34 min
March 23, 2018
How Jenny Yang is making space for Asian women in comedy
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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43 min
March 22, 2018
How Clinic Escorts Work
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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32 min
March 16, 2018
WorkWives & Ladyfriends: A SMNTY live celebration
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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66 min
March 15, 2018
What Homelessness Looks Like For Women
... And how you can help. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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26 min
March 10, 2018
The Women of Wakanda
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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32 min
March 7, 2018
Lisa Simpson IRL
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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66 min
March 2, 2018
The future of SMNTY
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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23 min
February 28, 2018
Domestic Violence in Our House
Our very own White House is being used. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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32 min
February 24, 2018
How Sponsored Content killed the Mommy Internet
Mom bloggers say the internet has changed. Here’s why. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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41 min
February 22, 2018
Mass Shootings Are A Feminist Issue
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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28 min
February 17, 2018
US Women of Color to Watch in the Winter Olympics
We’re cheering on team USA - and especially this extraordinary boundary-breaking women of color. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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35 min
February 15, 2018
Larry Nassar's Crimes
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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34 min
February 9, 2018
This Black History Month, Don't Forget About the Women!
Black History Month is the perfect time to remember that women's contributions often go unnoticed. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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24 min
February 7, 2018
Why Are Millennial Women So Into Horoscopes?
Horoscopes have been labeled “millennial spirituality” and are taking over the internet. What gives?! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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45 min
February 3, 2018
Can A Marriage Be Feminist?
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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49 min
January 31, 2018
Is Skincare Feminism’s New Salve?
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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30 min
January 26, 2018
Oprah 2020?
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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52 min
January 24, 2018
What does it mean to be ‘Unladylike’ in 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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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35 min
January 20, 2018
Aziz Ansari, #MeToo, and the Media
What allegations against comedian Aziz Ansari means for #MeToo. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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51 min
January 17, 2018
Will 2018 Be Another Year of the Woman?
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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36 min
January 12, 2018
Are women using wine to cope with the patriarchy?
Many people give up drinking in January. Here’s what boozing means for women and feminism. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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53 min
January 10, 2018
Revisiting Tonya Harding
The saga of Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan is more complicated than you might remember. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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41 min
January 6, 2018
Will #TimesUp help curb sexual harassment?
In the wake of #MeToo, hundreds of Hollywood A-listers are fighting back against sexual misconduct. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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39 min
January 4, 2018
How to Make New Year’s Resolutions Actually Stick
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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48 min
December 29, 2017
Our Hopes for 2018
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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37 min
December 27, 2017
What Gender Reveal Parties Reveal About Us
E&B break down why the made-for-social-media “gender reveal party” trend is...complicated. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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49 min
December 22, 2017
What’s the Deal with Women’s Colleges?
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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53 min
December 20, 2017
Can I be a feminist and still enjoy trashy reality TV shows?
Reality TV is a harmless guilty pleasure...or is it? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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41 min
December 15, 2017
Girl Boy Scouts?
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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47 min
December 13, 2017
Here's Why You're Seeing Cyntoia Brown's Tragic Story Everywhere
E&B discuss the heartbreaking story of a 16 year-old victim of sex trafficking Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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42 min
December 9, 2017
Role Overload: A National Crisis
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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62 min
December 7, 2017
The Ballad of the Hairy Feminist
A brief history of the war on pubes. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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52 min
December 1, 2017
Fictional Feminists: Daria
Why everyone loves “the Misery Chick” Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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49 min
November 29, 2017
Role Overload: Single Ladies
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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49 min
November 24, 2017
The Women of Walmart (and Modcloth)
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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58 min
November 22, 2017
Role Overload: Working Mothers
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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61 min
November 17, 2017
#MeToo 2: Louis CK Edition
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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52 min
November 15, 2017
Where the f*** are the pockets on women's clothing?
E&B break down the quest for pocket equality. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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33 min
November 10, 2017
Role Overload: Working Daughters
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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48 min
November 8, 2017
Problematic Faves: Taylor Swift
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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62 min
November 3, 2017
#MeToo
The origins of the viral anti sexual harassment campaign Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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50 min
November 1, 2017
Arrested For Braiding Hair?
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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33 min
October 27, 2017
Motorcycle Mavens
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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37 min
October 25, 2017
Campus Sexual Assault & Title IX
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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29 min
October 20, 2017
The F*** Off Fund
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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48 min
October 18, 2017
Are Men Messier Than Women?
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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46 min
October 13, 2017
Skyrocketing Suicide Among Women Vets
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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46 min
October 11, 2017
The Surprising Benefits of Journaling
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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42 min
October 6, 2017
Pregnant in Prison
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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35 min
October 4, 2017
Problematic Faves: Judge Judy
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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40 min
September 29, 2017
Silicon Valley Sexism, Pt 2
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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50 min
September 27, 2017
Silicon Valley Sexism, Pt 1
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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52 min
September 22, 2017
The Problem With a Pinterest-Perfect Life
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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46 min
September 20, 2017
Women and the Trades
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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51 min
September 15, 2017
The Forgotten Black Women of Punk Rock
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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36 min
September 13, 2017
Women & White Supremacy
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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70 min
September 8, 2017
Baby Powder is Killing Black Women
E&B look at the disturbing data around baby powder, Black women, and cancer. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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45 min
September 6, 2017
What's Wrong with School Dress Codes?
Do school dress codes actually make students more effective? E&B break down the research. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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46 min
September 1, 2017
The Women of the Labor Movement
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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47 min
August 30, 2017
Negotiation No-No's
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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55 min
August 25, 2017
The Untold History of Women's Equality Day
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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34 min
August 23, 2017
Intersectional Feminism 101
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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57 min
August 18, 2017
What are HBCUs and why do they matter?
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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47 min
August 16, 2017
Lisa Simpson: Springfield's Favorite Feminist
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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44 min
August 11, 2017
Men Going Their Own Way
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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51 min
August 9, 2017
Coming out at work
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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54 min
August 4, 2017
Unpacking 'The Handmaid's Tale'
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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38 min
August 2, 2017
The Misnomer of 'Manterruptions'
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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51 min
July 28, 2017
Mental Health in Black Communities
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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47 min
July 26, 2017
Work Fails
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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55 min
July 21, 2017
V is for Veganism
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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56 min
July 19, 2017
Oh, Miley
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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44 min
July 14, 2017
Women and ADHD
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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34 min
July 12, 2017
B*tches Who Bike
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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43 min
July 7, 2017
Nipple Nonsense
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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42 min
July 5, 2017
The Magnificent History of Women & Whiskey
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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33 min
June 30, 2017
Marriage v. Ambition
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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46 min
June 28, 2017
Ivanka Trump's 'Feminism'
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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37 min
June 23, 2017
The Resistance Will Be Marketed
From pussy hats to "nevertheless, she persisted" swag, who profits off of the movement? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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35 min
June 21, 2017
How Teen Vogue Got Woke
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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32 min
June 16, 2017
Gals in the Gig Economy
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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38 min
June 14, 2017
US Women's National Hockey Team and Equal Pay
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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32 min
June 9, 2017
What Is Benevolent Sexism?
How do you deal with the kind of sexism that’s veiled in politeness? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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38 min
June 7, 2017
Policing Women's Speech
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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40 min
June 2, 2017
'Auntie Maxine' Waters
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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31 min
May 31, 2017
Women and Pyramid Schemes
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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41 min
May 26, 2017
The New War on Women's Health
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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56 min
May 24, 2017
Is My Hair a Feminist Statement?
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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61 min
May 19, 2017
The Mommy Tax
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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40 min
May 17, 2017
Can We Be Friends?
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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41 min
May 10, 2017
Classic Episode: Single Moms, Then and Now
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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47 min
May 8, 2017
Classic Episode: Is catcalling harassment?
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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49 min
May 3, 2017
Classic Episode: The Vegetarian Gender
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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45 min
May 1, 2017
Classic Episode: Women of a Certain Age
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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36 min
April 26, 2017
Classic Episode: The Breast Cancer Gene
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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28 min
April 24, 2017
Classic Episode: Latina Feminism 101
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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32 min
April 19, 2017
Classic Episode: Does rape culture exist?
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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38 min
April 17, 2017
Classic Episode: A Brief History of Rape
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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44 min
April 12, 2017
Classic Episode: The Notorious RBG
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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50 min
April 10, 2017
Classic Episode: Lady Stoners
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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56 min
April 5, 2017
Classic Episode: Women in Punk Rock
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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36 min
April 3, 2017
Classic Episode: Beyonce's Feminism
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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46 min
March 29, 2017
Classic Episode: How Estrogen Works
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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28 min
March 27, 2017
Classic Episode: The Revenge Porn Wars
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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45 min
March 22, 2017
Classic Episode: What's the difference between gender and sex?
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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28 min
March 20, 2017
Classic Episode: Trailblazing Lesbians You Should Know
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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25 min
March 15, 2017
Classic Episode: A Revisionist History of Abortion, Part 2
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-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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49 min
March 13, 2017
Classic Episode: A Revisionist History of Abortion, Part 1
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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44 min
March 8, 2017
Classic Episode: The Secret History of International Women's Day
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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45 min
March 6, 2017
Classic Episode: Were mediums the first feminists?
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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28 min
March 1, 2017
Classic Episode: Women in Science: They Exist!
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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24 min
February 27, 2017
Classic Episode: Living Dolls: A History of Fashion Modeling
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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50 min
February 22, 2017
Classic Episode: Social Justice Warriors
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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55 min
February 20, 2017
Classic Episode: Transgender 101
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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33 min
February 15, 2017
Classic Episode: A Controversial Woman
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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39 min
February 13, 2017
Classic Episode: Hey, Ladies!
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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36 min
February 8, 2017
Classic Episode: The Body Shaming Epidemic
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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44 min
February 6, 2017
Classic Episode: Crazy Women
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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39 min
February 1, 2017
Classic Episode: A Skeptic's Guide to Women & Islam
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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43 min
January 30, 2017
Classic Episode: 6 Black Feminist Pioneers You Should Know
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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32 min
January 27, 2017
Classic Episode: Are female politicians better for women?
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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36 min
January 25, 2017
Classic Episode: Does birth control affect future fertility?
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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22 min
December 28, 2016
The Good In Goodbye
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44 min
December 26, 2016
Do Women's Marches Matter?
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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73 min
December 21, 2016
Man Haters
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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53 min
December 19, 2016
IUDs FYI
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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63 min
December 14, 2016
Maternal Mental Health
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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72 min
December 12, 2016
The Politics of Adoption
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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70 min
December 7, 2016
Retail Hell
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64 min
December 5, 2016
The Cost of Fast Fashion
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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61 min
November 30, 2016
Bury Your Gays
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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52 min
November 28, 2016
Weather Girls
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64 min
November 23, 2016
Thank a Social Worker
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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47 min
November 21, 2016
Charitable Burnout
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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63 min
November 16, 2016
Mansplaining
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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62 min
November 14, 2016
Boy Geniuses
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58 min
November 9, 2016
Election Hangover
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38 min
November 7, 2016
Madam Presidents
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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68 min
November 2, 2016
Buffy the Feminist Vampire Slayer
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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75 min
October 31, 2016
Villainesses
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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69 min
October 26, 2016
Oprah Wasn't Built In a Day
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71 min
October 24, 2016
Mothers of Invention
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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56 min
October 19, 2016
Fighting Shirley Chisholm
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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58 min
October 17, 2016
The Ghost of Phyllis Schlafly
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79 min
October 12, 2016
Empowertising
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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84 min
October 10, 2016
Why Yogurt Loves Women
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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64 min
October 6, 2016
Uber Privilege
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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64 min
October 3, 2016
Sex Objects in the Sky
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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72 min
September 28, 2016
The Menstrual Cups Revival
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63 min
September 26, 2016
Period Tracker Apps
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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58 min
September 21, 2016
Pantsuit Power Dressing
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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69 min
September 19, 2016
Feminist Fight Club
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47 min
September 14, 2016
Lunch Ladies
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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64 min
September 12, 2016
Justice for Janitors
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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63 min
September 7, 2016
Welfare Queens
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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66 min
September 5, 2016
Women's War with Heroin
Cristen and Caroline trace why heroin is more popular among suburban, white women than ever before. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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62 min
August 31, 2016
Mad Women, Part 2
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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58 min
August 29, 2016
Mad Women, Part 1
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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58 min
August 24, 2016
Unicorn Legends
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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60 min
August 22, 2016
Finding Lisa Frank
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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60 min
August 17, 2016
Sports Boobs
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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61 min
August 15, 2016
Saggy Boob Science
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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56 min
August 10, 2016
Fighting for Women's Olympic Boxing
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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52 min
August 8, 2016
Gymnastics Gold
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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72 min
August 3, 2016
NOW & Then: A Feminist Movement Matures
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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49 min
August 1, 2016
NOW & Then: Women's Liberation Begins
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-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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51 min
July 27, 2016
Emotional Affairs
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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49 min
July 25, 2016
The Work Wife
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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66 min
July 20, 2016
Tattoo Artist Women
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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46 min
July 18, 2016
Tattooed Women
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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52 min
July 13, 2016
Lesbian Bed Death
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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47 min
July 11, 2016
Libido Liberation
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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75 min
July 6, 2016
Librarians, Part 2
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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42 min
July 4, 2016
Librarians, Part 1
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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51 min
June 29, 2016
The Unfinished Business of Working-class Equality
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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48 min
June 27, 2016
Queering Romantic Comedies
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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74 min
June 22, 2016
The United State of Women
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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62 min
June 20, 2016
Black Romantic Comedies
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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58 min
June 15, 2016
Feminism for Sale
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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76 min
June 13, 2016
Romantic Comedy Sidekicks
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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61 min
June 8, 2016
Surfer Girls
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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59 min
June 6, 2016
Romantic Comedy's Working Girls
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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68 min
June 1, 2016
Lady Friends With Benefits
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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57 min
May 30, 2016
Romantic Comedies 101
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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60 min
May 25, 2016
Queer Fashion as Activism
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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60 min
May 23, 2016
The Prince of Queer Fashion
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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56 min
May 18, 2016
Who is Hillary Clinton?
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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83 min
May 16, 2016
Where are the women in political campaigns?
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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60 min
May 11, 2016
When America Sterilized Women of Color
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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66 min
May 9, 2016
The Mothers of Gynecology
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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61 min
May 4, 2016
The Future of STD Testing
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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46 min
May 2, 2016
The Misgendering of HIV
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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45 min
April 27, 2016
A Buffer of Whores
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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62 min
April 25, 2016
Japan's Comfort Women
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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51 min
April 20, 2016
The Lesbian Wage Bump
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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47 min
April 18, 2016
Spill Your Salary Secrets
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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63 min
April 13, 2016
Colorism
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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49 min
April 11, 2016
Spray Tan Politics
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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67 min
April 6, 2016
Ann Friedman's Ladyswagger
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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48 min
April 4, 2016
The First Lady of the Black Press
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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58 min
March 30, 2016
The Anita Hill Effect
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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52 min
March 29, 2016
ChangeMAKERS: No Dream Is Off Limits
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 hostility -- one she wages in order to do the job she loves and bring other women and people of color along behind her. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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27 min
March 28, 2016
The Legal History of Sexual Harassment
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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47 min
March 23, 2016
Sexism and Science Communication LIVE
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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51 min
March 21, 2016
Disabled Sexuality
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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54 min
March 19, 2016
ChangeMAKERS: See It to Be It
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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23 min
March 16, 2016
Sexist Emoji?
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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52 min
March 14, 2016
Adult Coloring Books
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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52 min
March 11, 2016
ChangeMAKERS: Motivation Matters
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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35 min
March 9, 2016
Iceland's Women on Strike
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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55 min
March 4, 2016
ChangeMAKERS: Dignify Your Work
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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22 min
March 2, 2016
Bossed Up
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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66 min
February 29, 2016
Babysitting
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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56 min
February 24, 2016
Lady Truckers
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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45 min
February 22, 2016
Lady Mechanics
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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51 min
February 17, 2016
Ghosting
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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42 min
February 15, 2016
Cuddle Puddle
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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62 min
February 10, 2016
NASA's Hidden Computer Women
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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46 min
February 8, 2016
The Queer Saint Who Invented Intersectionality
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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55 min
February 3, 2016
Infertility's Global Stigma
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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62 min
February 1, 2016
I Had a Miscarriage
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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42 min
January 27, 2016
Very Close Veins
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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36 min
January 25, 2016
Wrinkles in Time
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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60 min
January 20, 2016
Knitting
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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58 min
January 18, 2016
Street Art Sisterhood
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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55 min
January 13, 2016
A Feminist Marriage
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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43 min
January 11, 2016
A Practical Wedding
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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47 min
January 6, 2016
The Art of Tarot
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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50 min
January 4, 2016
Psychic Women
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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48 min
December 30, 2015
2015 Women's Year in Review
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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53 min
December 28, 2015
Best of SMNTY 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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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46 min
December 16, 2015
Are women bigger whiners?
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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54 min
December 14, 2015
Adult Acne
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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53 min
December 9, 2015
YouTube Beauty Gurus
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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52 min
December 7, 2015
The Hidden Lives of Fashion Bloggers
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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66 min
December 2, 2015
Lube 101
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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41 min
November 30, 2015
Anal Sex For All?
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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49 min
November 25, 2015
Gilmore Girls and Guys
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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81 min
November 23, 2015
#blessed
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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48 min
November 18, 2015
Hollywood's STEAM Women
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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54 min
November 16, 2015
Max Factor and Hollywood's Makeover Men
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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57 min
November 11, 2015
Little Miss Perfect
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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50 min
November 9, 2015
Anxious Women
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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59 min
November 4, 2015
Cooking Shows
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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56 min
November 2, 2015
The Gendered Chef
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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56 min
October 28, 2015
Hollywood Witches
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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48 min
October 26, 2015
Feminist Witchcraft
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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52 min
October 21, 2015
Significant Others
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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44 min
October 19, 2015
Couple Speak
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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47 min
October 14, 2015
Juiceheads
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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53 min
October 12, 2015
Athleisure
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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50 min
October 7, 2015
Girls Who Lift
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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47 min
October 5, 2015
Rowdy Ronda
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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58 min
September 30, 2015
Breastaurants
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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52 min
September 28, 2015
The Waitress Workforce
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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65 min
September 23, 2015
The Birth of Maternity Fashion
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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57 min
September 21, 2015
Why America Hates Maternity Leave
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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49 min
September 16, 2015
Bye Felipe
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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49 min
September 14, 2015
The Dead Ladies Project
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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50 min
September 9, 2015
Feminist Transphobia
"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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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54 min
September 7, 2015
The Lavender Menace
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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50 min
September 2, 2015
Margaret Mead
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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47 min
August 31, 2015
Feminist Anthropology
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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44 min
August 26, 2015
Samurai Women
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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40 min
August 24, 2015
The Asian Fetish
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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55 min
August 19, 2015
Free the Nipple
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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40 min
August 17, 2015
Why can't women go topless?
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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47 min
August 12, 2015
The High Priestess of Soul
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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50 min
August 10, 2015
Borderline Personality Disorder
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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50 min
August 5, 2015
Period Pride
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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35 min
August 3, 2015
Podcasting Women: Chicks Who Script
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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63 min
July 29, 2015
Podcasting Women (and Bryan Safi): Throwing Shade
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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44 min
July 27, 2015
Waist Training
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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42 min
July 22, 2015
Podcasting Women: Black Girls Talking
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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48 min
July 20, 2015
How to Pee Standing Up
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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36 min
July 15, 2015
The $10 Woman
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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39 min
July 13, 2015
Podcasting Women: The Longest Shortest Time
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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43 min
July 8, 2015
Judy Blume Forever
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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46 min
July 6, 2015
Empresses of Science Fiction
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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61 min
July 1, 2015
How to Skate Like a Girl, Part 2
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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61 min
June 29, 2015
How to Skate Like a Girl, Part 1
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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45 min
June 24, 2015
Bisexual Erasure, Part 2
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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41 min
June 22, 2015
Bisexual Erasure, Part 1
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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50 min
June 17, 2015
Dad Bods
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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45 min
June 15, 2015
Man Caves
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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49 min
June 10, 2015
Life as a Lady Music Producer
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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58 min
June 8, 2015
Electronic Women
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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47 min
June 3, 2015
The Laverne Cox Effect
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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54 min
June 1, 2015
Transgender TV
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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38 min
May 27, 2015
All the Single Ladies
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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62 min
May 25, 2015
Single by Choice
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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53 min
May 20, 2015
The Many Lives of Bettie Page
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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48 min
May 18, 2015
Pinup Girls
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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53 min
May 13, 2015
Designing Women
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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49 min
May 11, 2015
How to Become a (Woman) Carpenter
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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43 min
May 6, 2015
The Baby Weight-Loss Race
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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40 min
May 4, 2015
Baby Bumps
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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44 min
April 29, 2015
Dolores Huerta's Grassroots Legacy
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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44 min
April 27, 2015
Farmer Janes
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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43 min
April 22, 2015
Divorced Women
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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47 min
April 20, 2015
Trophy Wives
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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45 min
April 13, 2015
Can science fiction save the world?
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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40 min
April 8, 2015
Are women more passive-aggressive?
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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58 min
April 6, 2015
Obsessed with OCD
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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53 min
April 1, 2015
A White, Marmorean Flock
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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51 min
March 30, 2015
The Female Nude
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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56 min
March 25, 2015
The Professional Dominatrix
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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49 min
March 23, 2015
BDSM 101
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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55 min
March 18, 2015
The Real Queen Victoria
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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68 min
March 16, 2015
The Woman Pharaoh
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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51 min
March 11, 2015
Women in Architecture
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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49 min
March 9, 2015
Women in Construction
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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50 min
March 4, 2015
Slut Shaming 101
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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53 min
March 2, 2015
Stalking 101
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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2 min
February 25, 2015
Haute Couture Feminism
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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2 min
February 18, 2015
Where are the black female directors?
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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44 min
February 16, 2015
Hollywood's First Female Directors
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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45 min
February 11, 2015
Premature Ejaculation
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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35 min
February 9, 2015
Do women ejaculate?
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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45 min
February 4, 2015
The Gay Best Friend
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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43 min
February 2, 2015
Shine Theory
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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40 min
January 28, 2015
Stargazers, Part 2
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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46 min
January 26, 2015
Stargazers, Part 1
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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46 min
January 21, 2015
Not Your Average Period Panties
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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48 min
January 19, 2015
A History of Panties
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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49 min
January 14, 2015
Women in Comics, Part 2
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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43 min
January 12, 2015
Women in Comics, Part 1
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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47 min
January 7, 2015
Teenyboppers: From Musicomaniacs to Beliebers
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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48 min
January 5, 2015
Why take Taylor Swift seriously?
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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48 min
December 31, 2014
2014 Best of Stuff Mom Never Told You
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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40 min
December 29, 2014
Night Shift Moms
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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42 min
December 24, 2014
Murder She Watched, Part 2
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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37 min
December 22, 2014
Murder She Watched, Part 1
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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40 min
December 17, 2014
The Chess Queens
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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43 min
December 15, 2014
Why do women join cults?
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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41 min
December 10, 2014
The Only Girl in the Band
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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37 min
December 8, 2014
Shapely Ankles and Cankles
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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37 min
December 3, 2014
Eggsurance
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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35 min
December 1, 2014
Uterine Fibroids 101
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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32 min
November 26, 2014
Pocahontas and the Indian Princess Myth
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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51 min
November 24, 2014
The Basics of Bitch
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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43 min
November 19, 2014
Women Who Vape
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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45 min
November 12, 2014
Why is Ebola killing more women?
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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39 min
November 10, 2014
Can nail polish prevent rape?
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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43 min
November 5, 2014
How should lady lawyers dress?
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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44 min
November 3, 2014
Is PMS a myth?
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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50 min
October 29, 2014
Women and the Art of Dying
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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54 min
October 27, 2014
Girls in Gangs
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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47 min
October 22, 2014
Stay Golden
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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44 min
October 20, 2014
Domestic Violence 101
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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49 min
October 15, 2014
Mastectomy Tattoos
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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38 min
October 13, 2014
Cliteracy
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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46 min
October 6, 2014
Gone Girls
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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50 min
September 29, 2014
"Spicy" Latinas
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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42 min
September 24, 2014
The Eyelash Lengths We Go
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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47 min
September 22, 2014
Black Hairstory
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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70 min
September 17, 2014
Daddy's Girls
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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42 min
September 15, 2014
Mama's Boys
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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37 min
September 10, 2014
"Perfect" Teeth
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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43 min
September 8, 2014
The Grandmother Hypothesis
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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42 min
September 3, 2014
Late Night TV: No Girls Allowed?
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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51 min
August 27, 2014
Is modest hottest?
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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49 min
August 25, 2014
Cosplaying With Gender
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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43 min
August 20, 2014
Curly Hair Conundrums
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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46 min
August 18, 2014
The Female Insomiac
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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50 min