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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.

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.

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.

Introducing Lethal Lit

Join teen detective Tig Torres as she returns to her small hometown of Hollow Falls, where her aunt was framed as a serial killer ten years earlier. With help from her new friends, Tig investigates the twisted mystery of the Lit Killer murders and broadcasts the findings on her true crime podcast. But as she gets closer to the truth, the killings, each based on murder scenes from classic literature, begin all over again...with her as the final target.

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.

Feminism of Running

Anney and guest co-host Allison Loudermilk swap personal running stories and talk about the feminism of running.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

Mother, Destroyer

Guest co-host Julie Douglas stops by to talk about her role as mother, and as destroyer.

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.