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As a followup to our recent episode on sleep (and not getting it), here's a classic episode on the question of why women are far likelier to suffer from insomnia than men.

A Podcast by Any Other Name

Say our name, say our name. What's with our fascination with names? Why are there so few females Jrs.? Can SMNTY finally make a name for itself by asking what, exactly, is in a name? So many questions, so many answers!

SMNTY Pulls an All-Nighter

Women are getting historically low levels of sleep. Why is that? Anney and Samantha look into why women struggle to catch some zzzs, and share some tips for getting better sleep.

SMNTY Clowns Around

Throughout our history, clowning has been a powerful art form, capable of bringing joy and swaying politicians. Come wire walk with us as we look at famous female clowns, past and present.

SMNTY Sees Red

The color red is associated with a lot of things: passion, lust, danger, anger, love, hate, power. Anney and Samantha talk color theory, the power of red, and just what it means to don a red dress. 

SMNTY Classics: The Science of BFFs

What's the scientific function of best friendship? Cristen and Caroline put besties and bromances under the microscope to discover the pros and cons of how these influential relationships shape our lives.

The Fake Geek Girl Strikes Back

Is the mythical fake geek girl a phantom menace? Anney and Samantha investigate, and wonder if there is a new hope for detoxifying toxic fandoms.

It Ain't Easy Being Green?

A recent study found straight men avoid environmentally-friendly behaviors out of fears that people will perceive them as gay. Anney and Samantha sort through homophobia, sexism, and environmental issues.

After a romance fail, should you stay friends with an ex? Studies show that most people attempt post-romantic friendships -- but how does it work out? Find out in this classic episode.

SMNTY Classics: Shine Theory

According to Shine Theory, powerful women make the best friends. But does success in life and career get in the way of healthy female friendships? Learn more in this classic episode.

Don't underestimate the value of women supporting women. Anney and Samantha talk the power of uplifting and ampilfying the voices of other women. 

SMNTY Classics: Daddy's Girls

How do girls' relationships with their fathers influence who they grow up to become? This classic episode unpacks the psychology of "daddy issues" and the unique dynamics of father-daughter bonding.

Bridging the Podcast Gender Gap

Even though women listen to podcasts at about the same rate as men, there's a gender gap when it comes to hosts. Why is that, and how do we fix it?

Mental Positivity

Anney and Samantha discuss mental health, and how to take care of yourself and others during a time of crisis.

The Dutiful Daughter

Women often take the brunt of caring for aging and ill parents. Anney and Samantha take a look at the costs, and share personal experiences about what it looks like.

Body Positivity

What exactly is body positivity, and does it have a negative side?

SMNTY Spotlight: Everywhere

Anney and Samantha introduce a new travel podcast from friend Daniel Scheffler called Everywhere. And in the spirit of the show, they revisit a classic episode about wanderlust.

The first few episodes of Everywhere are now available. Listen here!

SMNTY Classics: Spray Tan Politics

Suntanned skin became a seasonal beauty standard for wealthy white women in the 1920s. Past hosts Cristen and Caroline explore the class and colorism behind our tanning tradition and spotlight why there's far more than Coco Chanel's revolutionary sunburn in this classic episode.

SMNTY Classics: Meet our queer fashion panel!

For many LGBTQ folks, the personal takes on an element of the political when it's time to get dressed. In this classic episode, Caroline chats with designer Leon Wu, style expert Sonny Oram and beauty editor Aja Aguirre about the growing queer-fashion landscape and the importance of social media in helping shape communities and identities.

SMNTY Takes a Hike

Anney and Samantha delve into the history of hiking, famous female pioneers in the great outdoors, and how to make hiking more inclusive.