Podcasts

Join hosts Molly and Cristen as they trace the evolution of feminism -- from the suffrage movement to the modern online incarnations -- in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

People have wildly divergent views of what a feminist is. Some eschew the label, while others adopt it readily. Why is feminist such a loaded word? Tune in to this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com to explore what feminism means today.

If you're like many women, you've spritzed on perfume before going out. But have you ever wondered what that sweet scent is really doing for you? Sniff out the science and stereotypes behind perfume in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

Stereotypes peg women as shopaholics, but studies show that both men and women are susceptible to compulsive shopping. Discover how our brains -- and savvy marketers -- influence our purchases in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

Several methods of male birth control, from implants to injections, are currently being tested. Tune in to this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com to find out how soon you'll be able to find male birth control in your local pharmacy.

Can lipstick predict economic trends and consumer confidence? The lipstick indicator says it can. Find out if fashion and beauty really affect economic trends in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

Modern reproductive technology allows women to donate their eggs. Egg donation can be lucrative, but it's also complicated. Tune in as Molly and Cristen discuss the details of egg donation in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

Statistics show that female workers still bring home less bacon than men. Tune in to this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com to hear Molly and Cristen debate possible causes of this gender wage gap and ways to address it.

Do you really need to have a period every month?

Advances in birth control have made monthly menstrual periods optional, but is it healthy to skip periods? Check out this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com to weigh the pros and cons of skipping a monthly period.

Women and diamonds share a special bond, but have you ever wondered why? As it turns out, the answer has a lot to do with clever marketing. Explore the multifaceted history of diamonds in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.