Right Now in Stuff Mom Never Told You

Start your morning with productivity advice that will take your day from great to awesome.

In each bite-sized, daily episode of the Before Breakfast podcast, host Laura Vanderkam share a time management strategy or an answer to a listener’s schedule question. The show helps listeners make the most of their time, both at work and at home. The mission is to give listeners practical tools to feel less busy and get more done.

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Female Firsts: Huda Sha'arawi

Yves stops by for another edition of female firsts, this time to discuss Huda Sha'arawi, the first president of Egyptian Feminist Union and Arab Feminist Union.

Introducing The Women

The Women features personal & candid interviews with changemakers. What was her first stand? How does she navigate successes & failures? What are the costs of fighting for others? Rose Reid's long-form interviews create an intimate setting for today’s most remarkable trailblazers, getting the core of who they are as people & professionals. Every week, hear the story of one person’s journey to do the extraordinary. It's time for the women.


The Women is now available. Listen to the first episode here

SMNTY Classics: Villainesses

From the Wicked Witch to Ursula and Maleficent, portrayals of pop culture villainesses can tell us about views of real-world women. Find out more in this classic episode.

Women in Puppetry: Part II

In our continuing conversation around women in puppetry, we talk to puppeteer and artist Sarah Frechette about what the creation process is like, how the world of puppetry has changed, and what is it like being a woman in the industry.

Black Widow, Baby

Not the avenger. Following up on our episodes around female killers, Anney and Samantha return to the black widow killer, digging into definitions, explanations, and examples. Come get caught in our web.

Did you know an army of Disney "animation girls" helped bring its classic films to life? This classic episode traces the evolution of women working in the early days of Disney and women in animation's continuing quest to shatter the celluloid ceiling.

Unraveling the Mystery of the Winchester House

Stairs that lead to nowhere. Hidden passages. Upside down pillars. Since it's 1923 opening to the public, the Winchester Mystery House has attracted millions of visitors, and even inspired a movie in 2018. But what is the story behind the house's creator, Sarah Winchester? Did she build the house to confuse vengeful ghosts as legend suggests, or was it the product of her whimsical design ideas? Anney and Samantha are on the case!

Women in Puppetry: Part I

With the help of puppeteers Kristin Haverty and Louise Lapointe, Anney and Samantha pull back the curtains on the women behind the puppets.

SMNTY Classics: Farmer Janes

Being a farmer's wife used to be the pinnacle role for women in agriculture, but that's changing fast. In this classic episode, learn how more women are reclaiming land and running farms, becoming seen as the rising gatekeepers of sustainable food production.

Female Serial Killers: Part 2

The concluding chapter of our two-part look at female serial killers features some of modern history's most chilling examples. Who will make the final cut?

Female Serial Killers: Part 1

In part one of this two-parter, Anney and Samantha take a stab at explaining our morbid fascination with serial killers, the root of our cultural misconception that women can't be serial killers, the main differences between male and female serial killers, and attempt to separate the facts from the legend of some of history's most notorious female murderers.

Where Be (Female) Monsters?

Welcome to your worst (podcast) nightmare. Anney and Samantha delve into the storied history of female monsters, and talk about how we can bridge the monster gender gap.

SMNTY Scares the Crap Out of You

In this episode, we look at the gender differences in fear. But don't worry. We'll get through this together.

Feminist Movie Friday: Alien Edition

As we approach the 40th anniversary of the 1979 Ridley Scott film Alien, Anney finally achieves her dream of dissecting the feminism, criticism, art and horror of one of her favorites. Samantha patiently supports her.

Two Podcasters Walk into a Bar

Anney and Samantha host a cocktail hour with some of Atlanta's brightest mixologists, sipping on drinks while learning what it takes to be in the biz.

In this classic episode, Anney and Samantha spotlight the new podcast She Makes Money Moves. Salary talk with coworkers is becoming the new "do" in digital workplaces. recruitHER founders Gina Helfrich and Ashley Doyal share their insights on savvy negotiation, the power of salary transparency and how women and tech companies can jointly hack the wage gap.

Women in the Alcohol Industry

Two women whipping up creative cocktails in Atlanta's bar scene stop by to share their experiences, and their advice.

SMNTY Roundup: Kavanaugh, #MeToo, Games and More

In this grabbag of an episode, Anney and Samantha do an update on some recent stories including new allegations against Brett Kavanaugh, #MeToo, trauma, board games, green army women, D&D and the mysterious more.

Female Firsts: Norma Merrick Sklarek

Friend of the show Yves is back for another episode of Female Firsts, this time on Norma Merrick Sklarek, one of the first black female architects.