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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. See more »

Sexism in VFX: Q+A with Kylee Wall Pena

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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. See more »

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. See more »

Could a lady MacGyver duct tape the way to more female engineers?

Could a female MacGyver show get more girls into engineering? The show's creator thinks so. See more »

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. See more »

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. See more »

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. See more »

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. See more »

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. See more »