Stuff Mom Never Told You

Stuff Mom Never Told You

Join hosts Anney and Samantha to listen to Stuff Mom Never Told You, continuing the conversation of what it is to identify as female through research-based discussion around feminism and how it impacts everyday life. New episodes come out Wednesday and Friday.... Show More

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January 18, 2020 44 min

Time for another classic! To mark the anniversary of the first-ever tweet in March 2006, Cristen and Caroline take a look at how women use Twitter in greater numbers than men -- except when it comes to running the powerful social media enterprise.

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January 17, 2020 29 min

At the end of 2019, 'they' as a singular pronoun was named as the word of the year and the decade by multiple institutions. Learn more about the past, present and future of gender neutral non-binary pronouns around the world.

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Remember how the fourteen-year-old version of yourself felt? The awkwardness? The insecurity? The weirdo in you, fiercely independent but longing to connect. With someone. With anyone.

Dear Young Rocker is a raw, music-oriented coming of age story hosted by Chelsea Ursin and executive produced by Jake Brennan, host and creator of DISGRACELAND. This podcast memoir is all about finding a home in rock music and learning to fl... Read more

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January 15, 2020 36 min

Want to know more about women in the world of game shows, from hosts to contestants to models? Then come on down!! Prizes include trivia knowledge to annoy your friends.

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January 11, 2020 42 min

Why are women on social media intentionally letting their nips slip? In this classic episode, Cristen and Caroline discuss the history and celebrity-fueled rise of the Free the Nipple movement and what bare nipples have to do with gender equality.

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January 10, 2020 33 min

Is it time for a #CancelCultureIsOverParty? Or is the concern around cancel culture overblown?

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The good, the bad, and the ugly of social media influencers, instafame, and what it has to do with feminism.

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In this classic episode, we look back to Kjiersten Gruys, who went a year without looking in a mirror to readjust how she looks at her body. So how does losing weight for health compare to losing weight to meet beauty standards? Is intentional weight loss a feminist choice or feminist fail?

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January 3, 2020 80 min

How does knowledge around finances empower women, and how does it relate to feminism? Financial coach Caroline Snyder joins us for a conversation all about women and money.

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January 1, 2020 56 min

Goodbye 2010s, hello 2020s! Anney and Samantha discuss what the next decade might hold for feminism, for the show, and for ourselves, and make a few bold predictions along the way.

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December 28, 2019 31 min

Are men or women more cooperative? In this classic episode, Caroline and Cristen explore the science of cooperation, including how selfishness evolutionarily bred cooperation.

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December 27, 2019 53 min

In the final female firsts of the year, Yves discusses Ban Zhao, China's first female historian.

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December 25, 2019 50 min

As the decade comes to a close, Anney and Samantha look back on some of the biggest moments for women in the 2010s.

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December 21, 2019 75 min

Time for another classic! 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.

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December 20, 2019 58 min

Guest Vanessa Zoltan stops by to discuss the women of the Harry Potter universe, and why examining fictional works through a feminist lens matters. Bonus discussion of Jane Eyre.

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December 18, 2019 38 min

Betty Crocker, Aunt Jemima, Mrs. Butterworth - are any of these famous female food mascots based on a real person? What does pancake syrup have to do with it? What's the deal with Mrs. Butterworth and KFC's Colonel Sanders? All these ingredients make up a recipe for a fascinating historical deep dive on the female faces behind some of our most iconic food brands.

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Multiple studies indicate that people with sisters seem to be happier than people with brothers -- but what does this mean, and could it be true?

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What’s the deal with virginity auctions? Why is virginity associated with both sacredness and stigma, especially for women? Is virginity a valueless construct rather than an actual physical state?

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December 13, 2019 42 min

The definitions of shame and guilt are still the source of much academic debate. In this episode, Anney and Samantha talk gender differences when it comes to shame, blame and guilt and dig into the science of victim-blaming.

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December 11, 2019 29 min

As humans we love labeling people. Why is that, and why are we so ready to label women? Anney and Samantha dish on the science of labeling and the pros and cons.

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