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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Family Secrets. Every family has them. When Dani Shapiro accidentally stumbled upon a massive secret that had been kept from her all her life, she dove headlong into discovering everything she could about how that secret had shaped her reality and her destiny. Then she started talking with other people about their family secrets. Join Dani and her guests as they explore the power of family secrets and the ways in which discovering – and revealing – the truth can liberate us.
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.