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.

Episodes

February 24, 2024 40 mins

In this classic episode, Yves joins us to shine a light on the compelling and storied life of Sissieretta Jones, the first Black American woman to headline a concert at Carnegie Hall.

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It's a truth universally acknowledged. For this month's book club, we dig into issues of class, gentrification, prejudice, sisterhood, coming of age, family, home and love with Ibi Zoboi's 2019 novel Pride: A Pride and Prejudice Remix. Anney and Samantha share their different takes based on their differing familiarities with Jane Austen's work.

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February 22, 2024 30 mins

Executive producer of the show Maya joins us IRL to delve into the world of zero-proof, spiritless cocktails, and shares one of her favorites.

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February 21, 2024 51 mins

After some high profile recent cases and a long history of non-high profile cases, Bridget Todd joins us to break down the basics of deep fakes, cheap fakes, how it impacts women and what companies are doing about it (or not).

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Marvel's Monica Rambeau, AKA Lieutenant Trouble, has had a wild ride from looking up as the stars as a child, to confronting a witch, getting her own powers, and reaching the stars as an adult. We track her journey and ponder her future.

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The new Last of Us 2 Remaster came with a making-of documentary addressing topics like the pandemic, work-life balance, toxic fandom and women and violence. Anney has thoughts. 

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February 17, 2024 27 mins

Yves shares the story of Alice Ball, the first woman to get a master's degree from the College of Hawaii and so much more in this classic episode.

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February 16, 2024 31 mins

The 1995 movie Waiting to Exhale featured a blockbuster cast and centered around friends navigating loss, change and new beginnings. We talk themes around friendships, love and renewal.

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February 15, 2024 16 mins

We sip cocktails made with Yola Mezcal and talk about the women behind the company.

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February 14, 2024 67 mins

Joan Michelson of Electric Ladies Podcast (and a million other things) joins us for a very special episode to discuss climate justice, women in leadership and the amazing work women are doing. She also gives us a much needed pep talk.

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February 13, 2024 11 mins

Today we discuss the Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa, or SIHA, and the work they've done for women in Africa.

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February 12, 2024 13 mins

Galentine's Day, Valentine's Day and...Mistress Day? We unpack what Mistress Day is and how it got started.

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February 10, 2024 34 mins

Whether you celebrate Galentine's Day, Valentine's Day, Singles Awareness Day, or none of the above, Anney and Samantha have you covered with a chocolate box of history, traditions and Vinegar Valentine's in this classic episode. Will you be our Galentine?

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February 9, 2024 39 mins

The world of online dating has undergone a lot of changes recently, introducing new paid tiers and AI. We talk about the cost of matching, harassment, scams and technology.

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There are a lot of holidays and events going on at the moment. We run through traditions (or non-traditions), and ask if listeners have any they want to share.

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February 7, 2024 58 mins

Friend of the show Joey joins us to explain girl trends on social media, what they say about where we are societally, why they are popular and why we need to critically question them.

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Trad Wives:

https://www.iheart.com/podcast/105-stuff-mom-never-told-you-21123631/episode/whats-missing-from-the-online-discourse-146893296/ 

 

The Feminization of Self-Care:

https://www.iheart.com/podcast/105-stuff-mom-never-told-you-2...

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Paris Hatcher is a Black, queer feminist who has been integral in the fight for reproductive rights, voting rights and defining and living Black feminisms.

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February 5, 2024 27 mins

Its time again to bust open our digital inbox and read messages from you amazing listeners, ranging from Disney Princesses, tabletop games, haunted houses, AI and asexuality.

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From ill-advised haircuts to sobbing over breakup songs, heartbreak is a powerful thing that can make us do all kinds of stuff. In this classic, Anney and Samantha examine the gender differences in heartbreak, dig into whether it can be deadly, share some personal experiences, and ask the ever-important question: will our heartbreak go on and on?

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SMNTY continues flipping through the history and impact of women's magazines, this time focusing on diet culture and sex advice.

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