Pop Culture

WorkWives & Ladyfriends: A SMNTY live celebration

Taped lived from, SXSW, we're doing a deep dive on the importance of the work wife and the ins and outs of lady-friendships.

The Women of Wakanda

B is joined by Still Processing's Jenna Wortham to talk through the women in the hit film Black Panther.

Lisa Simpson IRL

On this super-special SMNTY, Yeardley Smith, aka the voice of Lisa Simpson, sits down with B to talk about Springfield's favorite lil feminist.

Can I be a feminist and still enjoy trashy reality TV shows?

Reality TV is a harmless guilty pleasure...or is it?

Fictional Feminists: Daria

Why everyone loves “the Misery Chick”

Classic Episode: Beyonce's Feminism

The release of Beyonce's secret "visual album" in December 2013 was hailed as her feminist manifesto, setting off an internet-wide discussion about the mega-star's public image versus her personal politics. Cristen and Caroline weigh in on the pop cultural significance of Beyonce's feminism.

Unicorn Legends

The associations between unicorns and all things feminine is nothing new, but where did it come from? Cristen and Caroline dive into unicorns' history as goddesses' pets, symbols for Christ and the stars of Lisa Frank trapper keepers.

Queering Romantic Comedies

According to the romantic comedy canon, only straight people fall in love. In the final installment of their rom com podcast series, Cristen and Caroline examine how mainstream titles treat LGBTQ characters and how queer rom coms subvert expected tropes.

Black Romantic Comedies

Romantic comedies remain one of Hollywood's most segregated film genres. In part four of their rom com podcast series, Cristen and Caroline compare the development, tropes and racial tensions within monochromatic rom com worlds.

Feminism for Sale

The feminist movement has sold its activist soul to bodywash companies, maxi pad providers, pop stars and a host of other commodities hoping to cash in on its millennial appeal. In a live conversation, Cristen and Caroline talk to Bitch Media cofounder Andi Zeisler about marketplace feminism and her new book, "We Were Feminists Once."