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SMNTY Classics: Do New Year's resolutions work?

Humans have made New Year's resolutions for millennia - and had a terrible time sticking to them. So, great expectations aside, why do most resolutions fail? Listen in to this classic episode as Cristen and Caroline learn more about science of willpower and how to stick with resolutions.

SMNTY Classics: #blessed

Are #blessed and #lucky just another way for women to downplay success -- or to humblebrag? In this classic episode, Cristen and Caroline dive into why so many ladies on social media seem to feel the need to portray themselves as effortlessly perfect.

A Very Merry Holiday Bonus Episode

In this bonus episode, we unwrap some holiday movie tropes.

SMNTY Classics: Bye Felipe

Recently, Cardi B's ex interrupted her concert to beg her to take her back, and some of her fans called 'toxic masculinity'. It has us thinking about how men handle (or don't) rejection in this classic episode.

SMNTY Classics: Hollywood's First Female Directors

You may have heard about some controversy around the Oscars lately. We throw our hat in the ring, and revisit this classic episode about the first female director of Hollywood.

Problematic Fave: Lena Dunham

In the return of this segment, A & B discuss why Lena Dunham is always trending for all the wrong reasons on Twitter.

SMNTY Classics: Gymnastics Gold

As USA Gymnastics declares bankruptcy, we look back at the talented gymnasts representing the US in this classic episode.

SMNTY Classics: The Women Behind Santa

Tis the season for giving, sharing meals with loved ones, and forgetting Mrs. Claus exists. No more!

Women in Comedy

Beth Newell, the co-founder of Reductress, shares the funny and not so funny of being a woman in comedy.

SMNTY Classics: The Gendered Chef

How did chef get to be a 'man's job', and how is that changing? Find out in this classic episode.

SMNTY Classics: Rom Coms 101

Rom coms were invented thanks to Hollywood censorship. Give yourself the gift of a crash course on Rom Coms in this classic episode.

Much Ado About Burnout

Alison Green from Ask A Manager stops by to discuss all things burnout, and advises you to take a vacation.

SMNTY Classics: Why are women true crime's bloodthirstiest fans?

Whether in print or on television, true crime draws its largest audience from women. We investigate why in this classic episode.

SMNTY Classics: Is kleptomania a female disorder?

Why are two-thirds of diagnosed kleptomaniacs women? How does it relate to the 19th-century rise of retail consumerism, shoplifting and keeping wealthy women out of prison? Find out in this classic episode.

Death of the Author and Rosemary's Baby

In the wake of #metoo, a lot of us are left with a question: What do we do with the art created by monstrous artists? Guest and friend of the show Chandler Mays stops by to discuss, using the case of Rosemary's Baby.

SMNTY Classics: Charitable Burnout

The nonprofit sector is made up of 74 percent women, but men tend to fill organizations' highest ranks. This classic episode looks at all the ins and outs of nonprofit's not-so-generous gender dynamics and burnout-prone working conditions.

SMNTY Classics: Retail Hell

Retail is America's largest employment sector that often treats its low-wage workforce worse than an H&M sales rack. Cristen and Caroline explain why.

SMNTY Classics: Are the Holidays Bad for Relationships?

Although romantic holiday movies lead us to believe that it's the most wonderful time of the year to fall in love, it's actually the most common time of the year for breakups. This classic episode looks at why that is, and offers some tips for holiday stress management.

SMNTY Classics: The Mother of Thanksgiving

American Thanksgiving may have Pilgrim roots, but its modern-day celebration is the handiwork of an 18th-century magazine editor. For 30 years, Sarah Josepha Hale campaigned U.S. Presidents to establish Thanksgiving as a national holiday and urged American women to cook a special turkey dinner every November.

SMNTY Classics: The Anthropology of Pie

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.