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.

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January 19, 2022 68 min

Get your Swoodies and religious trauma here! In this special Book Club episode, we discuss two short stories: Lose Now, Pay Later, and The Problem of Susan, while digging into issues around weight, fad diets, and women and religion. 

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Today we highlight the advocacy and activism of Blessing Okoedion in her work to combat human trafficking. 

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January 17, 2022 33 min

Samantha educates Anney on how huge TikTok is, and the activism playing out on the problem. 

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January 15, 2022 54 min

What "perfect" teeth look like depends on where in the world you are. In this classic episode, Cristen and Caroline shed light on the intersections between beauty, social status and teeth.

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January 14, 2022 44 min

Georgia State Senator candidate and friend of the show Melody Bray joins us to talk about affordable housing, voting rights and what it's like to run for office. 

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We continue our Sex and the City watch mega-series with discussions around the power of women's sexuality, especially in heterosexual contexts, sex workers, and art. 

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January 12, 2022 56 min

As the pandemic approaches its second year, new data around physical and mental health impacts suggests women may be taking the brunt of negative health outcomes. Learn more about the toll the pandemic is having on our bodies and our minds.

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In the wake of unionizing and strikes around the world, we focus on activist Marcelina Bautista and her efforts to improve conditions for domestic workers. 

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January 10, 2022 32 min

Anney and Samantha pull back the curtains on the self-doubt that plagues us as podcasters, as women, and as people. 

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Do doctors listen to female patients? Women often complain of doctors not taking symptoms seriously, and patient-doctor mistrust is nothing new. Tune in to this classic episode to learn more about this relationship, including how stress influences a female patient's diagnosis.

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January 7, 2022 56 min

Couples with cutesy pet names and intimate code language may be nauseating, but research finds those are signs of a healthy relationship. In this classic episode, Cristen and Caroline parse out the particulars of how and why couple-speak happens.

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January 6, 2022 22 min

Ever left a party and wanted to shrink and disappear and apologize to everyone you've ever met for your very existence? Yep, it's that episode. Samantha and Anney share very different perspectives but similar reactions to the same party. 

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Women are getting historically low levels of sleep. Why is that? Anney and Samantha look into why women struggle to catch some zzzs, and share some tips for getting better sleep in this classic episode. 

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With nearly a year's worth of this segment under our belts, Anney and Samantha look back at some highlights and forward to the future. 

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January 3, 2022 19 min

SMNTY rings in the new year chatting about goals, traditions, identity, and what we're excited about and keeping an eye on for 2022. 

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Your drink choice says a lot about you, or so society would have you believe. Why is beer for men, and wine for women? In this classic, Anney and Samantha look into stereotypes around drinking, and discuss why we need to make the phrase 'girly drinks' a thing of the past.

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December 31, 2021 22 min

As 2021 ends, we celebrate some firsts and accomplishments for women. 

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Our Sex and the City endeavor continues with the fourth episode of season one. We sip some drinks and discuss age differences in relationships, dating mishaps, and healthy discussions around sex. 

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Good news, what? Recently, the US Food and Drug Administration announced a permanent repeal on the in-person dispensing on a popular medication for abortion. Bridget Todd stops by to explain what that means. 

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December 28, 2021 16 min

After the traumatic deaths of two women in Romania, teenager Sofia Scarlat called out law enforcement and misogyny in the country, and formed Girl Up Romania. 

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