Podcasts

A recent theory about human hairlessness cites parasites as the cause. Find out how parasites relate to hair -- and some fascinating facts about shaving habits -- in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

Studies show that women tend to outlive men. But why? Molly and Cristen explore the many factors that might contribute to female longevity in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

Surrogacy involves carrying a child for a woman who cannot conceive, but there's a lot more to it than that. Tune in as Molly and Cristen explore the intricacies of surrogacy in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

Chick lit is a term used to describe literature geared toward female readers. Tune in as Molly and Cristen take a closer look at this popular -- and oft-maligned -- genre in the following podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

Are organic foods healthier?

Organic foods have been touted as more nutritious for you, but they're also more expensive. Are they really healthier? Are they worth the cost? Molly and Cristen weigh the pros and cons of buying organic in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

Women shopping for clothes often find that sizes are less than standard. Why the confusing system? Learn more about the history -- and future -- of women's clothing sizes in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

In this podcast, the SMNTY crew explores what's in anti-aging cremes marketed to women -- and whether any of them actually work -- in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

The ACLU recently filed a lawsuit against a company that holds a patent on two breast cancer genes. Find out why the patent is controversial and how it affects women's health in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

Renewable resources can have a major impact on the developed and developing worlds. Find out how renewable resources particularly affect women around the world in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

Why does the sizzle fizzle?

The initial phase of a romantic relationship sizzles with attraction, but inevitably, those overwhelming feelings start to fizzle. Why? Explore the neurochemistry of love in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.