Right Now in Stuff Mom Never Told You

Tis the season for giving, sharing meals with loved ones, and forgetting Mrs. Claus exists. No more!

Women in Comedy

Beth Newell, the co-founder of Reductress, shares the funny and not so funny of being a woman in comedy.

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.

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.

Much Ado About Burnout

Alison Green from Ask A Manager stops by to discuss all things burnout, and advises you to take a vacation.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Introducing Origins Chapter 5: Sex & The City

It’s been 20 years since the groundbreaking series Sex and the City premiered on HBO. Back in June 1998, people were mostly watching movies and boxing on HBO. The network took a risk when they gave the creators of Sex and the City freedom to create a show about relationships and about friendship between four women in New York City. Now, award-winning author James Andrew Miller is ready to take us back in time and reveal the show’s humble, yet bold beginnings in Chapter 5 of his popular podcast, Origins with James Andrew Miller. Origins Chapter 5, Sex and the City, is available now wherever you listen to podcasts.

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.

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.

Making Friends with Loneliness

Guest co-host Tari Harrison drops in to give her tips for making friends with loneliness.

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.

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.