Stuff Mom Never Told You

Stuff Mom Never Told You

Through an intersectional feminist perspective, hosts Anney and Samantha dive into science, history, and culture to make sense of the everyday and unpack the stories that brought us to where we are today. This podcast aims to better understand the challenges facing women and marginalized folks all over the world and highlights the tools we can use to tackle them head on.

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April 12, 2024 66 mins

In a special double feature episode on New Moon and Eclipse, we continue our take on the Twilight saga with super producer Christina. We break down the themes, take a quiz and do dramatic reenactments.

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Funerals and death can bring up all kinds of feelings that can be hard to make sense of, and also highlight family traditions and fault lines. Samantha shares a recent experience.

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April 10, 2024 24 mins

A dystopian climate change time travel novel that tackles issues of environmentalism, colonization, gender, queerness, race, class, art and all kinds of other things, Indiana Rita's 2015 work Tentacle almost defies explanation. We break down this futuristic vision and what it says about our past, present and future.

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We take a look back at the 4B feminist movement in South Korea, and discuss where some issues are.

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April 8, 2024 24 mins

The power dynamic of landlords goes back centuries, and persists today.  And there are a lot of gendered stereotypes wrapped up in it. 

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How can we make our sex lives more environmentally friendly? The internet has some answers in this classic episode.

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April 5, 2024 59 mins

Advice columnist, author, journalist, podcaster, and pop culture enjoyer Meredith Goldstein joins us to talk about the power of the breakup story, the art and importance of advice columns, changing dating landscapes, and the podcast Love Letters. Also vampires.

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April 4, 2024 19 mins

Anney lays down her feminist thoughts of some recent horror movies: Late Night with the Devil, You'll Never Find Me and The Royal Hotel.

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Our duo continues to flee from mysterious forces and tries to find shelter from the cold, when they are contacted by a surprising person from their past with unclear motives.

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Today we highlight four organizations doing hard and important work in the realm of trans rights.

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With the anniversary of buying her home coming up, Samantha gives some updates and advice on home ownership.

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March 30, 2024 48 mins

Reddit is a huge collection of online communities that house everything from toxic misogyny to beautiful feminism and the most niche things in between. We break down some of the popular site’s issues, and how one particular subreddit is shining a light on gender inequality in this classic episode.

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Yves joins us to crack open the pages of the life of Frances Anne Rollin Whipper, a Black author and diarist with a couple of firsts under her belt.

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March 28, 2024 21 mins

We talk about comfort foods, food memories and traditions - and how things have changed between generations.

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In our ongoing look at magazines, we dig into teen magazines - the big players, their success, the helps and harms, and their evolution. And quizzes. Oh the quizzes.

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Today we showcase the work of Elyse Fox and the Sad Girls Club and their work to highlight mental health issues and provide support particularly within in the Black community. 

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March 25, 2024 34 mins

On the podcast anniversary of Samantha joining the show with our mini-series on trauma, we take a look back out how it came about and how it impacted us.

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In this classic, Bridget Todd joins us once again to discuss disinformation this election cycle, how it specifically impacts women and especially Black women and women of color and ways we can combat it.

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March 22, 2024 50 mins

SMNTY is overjoyed to once again be joined by Georgia House Representative Park Cannon. We check in on reproductive rights, voting rights, and why elections matter.

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March 21, 2024 17 mins

Take a jaunt down memory lane with us as Anney reflects on the anniversary of becoming a podcast host.

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