Podcasts

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.

Bloomerism and Feminism

The hosts of Dressed: The History of Fashion stop by to discuss bloomerism, feminism, and the lasting impact of the bloomer movement. It'll knock the pants off you.

Introducing Origins Chapter 5: Sex & The City

It’s been 20 years since the groundbreaking series Sex and the City premiered on HBO. Back in June 1998, people were mostly watching movies and boxing on HBO. The network took a risk when they gave the creators of Sex and the City freedom to create a show about relationships and about friendship between four women in New York City. Now, award-winning author James Andrew Miller is ready to take us back in time and reveal the show’s humble, yet bold beginnings in Chapter 5 of his popular podcast, Origins with James Andrew Miller. Origins Chapter 5, Sex and the City, is available now wherever you listen to podcasts.

SMNTY Classics: DIY Craft Revival

This holiday season, more people than ever are seeking out handmade, locally-sourced gifts from the likes of Etsy. But the online marketplace is only one part of a broader crafting revival interwoven with political activism, feminism and entrepreneurial spirit.

SMNTY Classics: Adult Acne

Somewhere along the line, we bought into the myth that acne is merely a rite of passage for teens, rather than something that grown-ups with jobs and bank accounts should have to worry about. Cristen and Molly look into why so many women and trans men struggle with acne, how birth control affects and additional treatment options.

Making Friends with Loneliness

Guest co-host Tari Harrison drops in to give her tips for making friends with loneliness.

SMNTY Classics: The Female Nude

The female nude is a cornerstone of Western art, so how should we interpret her importance? Cristen and Caroline investigate the art history and societal significance of these mysterious unclothed muses.

SMNTY Classics: Skyrocketing Suicide Among Women Vets

Women veterans are taking their own lives at staggering rates, according to the latest research from the VA. E&B take a closer look at the numbers to better understand the problem - and possible solutions.

Women and Pay Transparency

One of the ways frequently proposed to combat the gender and racial wage gaps is with pay transparency, but that begs the question - why are we so weird about money? A & B take a closer look at pay transparency, and get a little weird themselves.

SMNTY Classics: Halloween Slasher Spectacular!

Do slasher films glorify sex and violence toward women? What is the "final girl" archetype, and what can we learn from other slasher film tropes? Join Caroline and Cristen as they delve into the evolution of the slasher film genre.