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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. 

Mentors and MomStuff

Mentors and role models can be hugely empowering for women. Anney gushes about her mom, and we discuss the value of having strong women in our lives.

SMNTY Classics: Where Are the Women in Political Campaigns?

Women are a rare sight in the upper echelons of political campaign management and strategy. In this classic episode, we look at why that is.

The first two episodes of Modern Ruhles are now available. Listen here.

Anney and Samantha sit down with two hospital clowns to discuss what it takes to be a woman in clowning, with all of its up and downs. Join us as we talk empathy, the power of human connection, and tooters.

The Opioid Crisis

What is the opioid crisis and how does it impact women specifically? Anney and Samantha discuss how we got here, and what we can do about it.

SMNTY Classics: The Female Insomniac

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.