Rank #1: Episode 145: On Choosing —and Not Choosing—Motherhood
We’re baaack. And we’re jumping right in with a topic that’s been much-requested by our listeners: parenthood! Claire and Erica share their own personal decisions, some recommended reading, and a little bit of news. (We missed you, too.)
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Aug 20 2018
Rank #2: Introducing Motherhood Sessions from Gimlet
Confronting Your Parents After Motherhood Julia was born in South Korea, but was adopted and raised by a white family. Now that she has her own child—the first biological relative she’s ever known—she’s rethinking her relationship with her own family, and on a search to find her birth mother.
Apr 11 2019
Rank #3: Episode 129: Rise and Shine—It’s Erica’s Morning Routine!
This week, Erica shows us how she gets up and at ‘em, and we wonder why this Alpaca Championship in her hometown of Peoria, Illinois, didn’t get as much coverage as March Madness.
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Apr 09 2018
Rank #4: 189: Rachel DeLoache Williams Goes Deep on Her Book About Fake Heiress Anna Delvey
This week, we’re thrilled to sit down with Rachel DeLoache Williams, whose new book, My Friend Anna—the BTS story of how the fake heiress Anna Delvey scammed her out of $62,000—you probably preordered the second you heard about it. Rachel has so much to say about the trials (quite literally!) and tribulations of being one-time friends with Anna, how this experience has affected her take on trust, and how she’s doing her best to make lemonade outta the whole thing. P.S. If you’ve been on the hunt for the perfect support system for your reads, these Tortuga bookends are 10% off with the code AFEWTHINGS. P.P.S. If you haven’t picked up a copy of Work Wife yet, what are you doing?
Jul 29 2019
Rank #5: 159: A Compelling Case for the Handwritten Thank You Note
This week, Claire and Erica get totally inspired by Gina Hamadey, the mind behind the brilliant project Thank You Year. What is this undertaking exactly? It involves Gina, a freelance writer and editor (who previously worked at places like Oprah Magazine and Food & Wine), sending a thank you note for every day of the year. She’s got a lot to say about how the project has changed her life...and how it might do the same for yours. P.S. Ready to stick your neck out for faux fur? Start with this ridiculously soft Apparis scarf. Get yours for 10% off with the code AFEWTHINGS.
Nov 26 2018
Rank #6: What It Has Felt Like to Shut Down Our Company
So, you may have heard: Of a Kind is no more. What’s it been like for us to step away from the business we built and ran for nine years? How are we doing over here? What are we still processing? Oh, so very many thoughts and feeeeeeelings ahead…
Jenny Odell’s book How to Do Nothing feels so right for our transition.
If you want more on Of a Kind’s run, Callia Hargrove wrote a piece for Fashionista that definitely made us cry.
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Dec 02 2019
Rank #7: Episode 137: We TB with D C-T! Authors Joana Avillez and Molly Young
This week on A Few Things, Claire and Erica chat with writer Molly Young and illustrator Joana Avillez about their new NYC-themed book of illustrated word puzzles, D C-T! It’s exactly as charming as they are.
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Jun 04 2018
Rank #8: 185: A Summery Round of Stuff We Can’t Get Enough Of
On this episode of A Few Things, Claire and Erica are having another food moment. As Claire puts it, 70 to 80% of these podcasts are 90% about food, and this week’s show features yummy things like Jon & Vinny’s (which Erica was craving before Hailey and Justin ordered it for date night, ok?). Tune in to hear how to amp up both your laptop security and your caramelized onion game (maybe not in that order). P.S. Work Wife: The Power of Female Friendship to Drive Successful Businesses is out, and it’s awesome. P.P.S. Our no-nonsense summer sale is currently in action, and all the scores in it are up to 70% off!
Jul 01 2019
Rank #9: Episode 134: A Super-Satisfying Installment of Best of 10 Things
Hungry for another Best of 10 Things? Prime recs comin’ right up! Claire’s living her best #taconight life, Erica’s got new bingeable TV, and—well, we don’t want to give too much away before you dive in.
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May 14 2018
Rank #10: Episode 146: What to Expect When Claire’s Expecting
So, last week was a big one, and this week we’re doing a deeper dive into motherhood and pregnancy, talking all about Claire’s experience growing a human so far. Listen on for reading lists, shopping tips, and a least one toy that this fetus won’t be playing with for years but is probably already coveting.
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Aug 27 2018
Rank #11: 161: The Food Blogger Behind Half Baked Harvest Is Here To Solve Your Cooking Woes
Today in soft news, there’s a lot going down in the realm of stuffed animals, and Claire and Erica have the whole scoop. But an even more delightful subject is their interview with the food blogger and recent cookbook author Tieghan Gerard. The mastermind behind Half Baked Harvest, she’s spilling on how to entertain for a big ol’ group and what it’s like to have her mom as her business partner. P.S. Once this sophisticated and cozy Norden candle burns out, you’ll have a beautiful new piece of pottery. Get yours for 10% off with the code AFEWTHINGS.
Dec 10 2018
Rank #12: Episode 108: The Things Too Popular to Put in 10 Things—but That Are Still Worth Raving About!
Nov 06 2017
Rank #13: Episode 106: What We Learned from Movin’ Out (and Up!)
Oct 23 2017
Rank #14: Personal-Care Wonders We Enthusiastically Buy in Bulk
Something we learned in recording this episode: We have a lot of HG beauty products—and you’re ‘bout to hear about all of them. Oh, and about Christmas trees...which, is that still a seasonally appropriate topic?
The newsletter Garden Variety sparked Claire’s dry-orange tree-decor initiative.
Skincare we can go on and on about: Lancôme Eau Fraîche Douceur Micellar Cleansing Water, Yes to Cucumbers Gentle Milk Cleanser, Biologique Recherche P50, Moon Juice Beauty Shroom Exfoliating Acid Potion, Kristina Holey + Marie Veronique Barrier Restore Serum, Noto Botanics Resurface Scrub, Binu Binu Seshin Korean Scrub Mitt, Josie Maran Argan Moisturizing Bronzing Oil, Weleda Skin Food, Kiehl’s Ultimate Strength Hand Salve, and regular ol’ coconut oil.
Makeup we’re way into: Kosas Tinted Face Oil, UnSun Mineral Tinted Face Sunscreen, RMS “Un” Cover-up, Rituel de Fille The Ethereal Veil Conceal and Cover, Rituel de Fille Inner Glow Crème Pigment in Desire, Noto Botanics Multi-Benne Stain Pot in Ono Ono, Lily Lolo Natural Vegan Mascara, Kevyn Aucoin The Volume Mascara, Sania’s Brow Bar Angled Mechanical Brow Pencil, Glossier Boy Brow, Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner Pencil, Revlon Colorstay Lip Liner in Nude, Olio E Osso Balm in Poppy, Ilia Color Block High Impact Lipstick in Flame, Kosas Weightless Lip Color in Rosewater, Kosasport Lipfuel in Pulse, Lansinoh Lanolin Minis, and Sunnies Face Fluffmatte in Baked / Terracotta Peach.
Scents that make good sense: Maison Marie Louis No.4 Bois de Balincourt Perfume Oil, Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Eau de Toilette, D.S. & Durga Coriander Perfume, Te+Te Hinoki Hand Wash, Norden Ojai Ceramic Candle, Dimes Candle, and Saint Olio Neroli Automatic Cleaner.
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Dec 30 2019
Rank #15: Episode 110: Oh Boy, We’ve Got Joy Cho of Oh Joy!
We’re talking non-endorsed energy bars and enthusiastically endorsed face masks. And then! We’re ecstatic to have on Joy Cho, O.G. blogger and creator of the very aesthetically pleasing world of Oh Joy!. It might be just what you need to get you through what promises to be a crazy week...
Nov 20 2017
Rank #16: Episode 111: Claire's Fitness Routine and Marathon Recap!
We’re not sure if ya heard, but 50% of the hosts of this podcast rocked the NYC Marathon in November. So, how’d Claire Mazur tackle it? And why?! All her tips ahead—just keep pace.
Nov 27 2017
Rank #17: 166: How Friendship (And Mutual Respect) Fuel Call Your Girlfriend
What an ep! This week, Claire and Erica had the pleasure of chatting it up with Aminatou Sow, Ann Friedman, and Gina Delvac, the three long-distance work wives behind the gold standard in bestie podcasting, Call Your Girlfriend. They share their meet-cutes (Gossip Girl and poolside nail-painting were involved) as well as what makes their partnership work like it does. Hint: consistency, accountability, and having each other’s back. P.S. Claire and Erica’s book, Work Wife: The Power of Female Friendship to Drive Successful Businesses, is coming March 5! Pre-order your signed copy stat, huh?
Feb 18 2019
Rank #18: Episode 120: Talkin’ Female Friendship with the Woman Who Wrote the (New!) Book on It
We’re going deep on the history of shine theory with friend of the pod Kayleen Schaefer, author of the fan-freaking-tastic book Text Me When You Get Home: The Evolution and Triumph of Female Friendship.
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Feb 05 2018
Rank #19: "172: Red Lentils, Rachel Bilson, and More Random Things We Can’t Get Enough Of "
Claire and Erica are back in the studio with a real great grab bag of an episode today, answering listener questions re: treadmill TV and supplying the red lentil content nobody asked for—but that we swear you’ll be grateful for! P.S. Cut down on your phone time with these colorful Wexler & Sons card and board games—all 10% off with the code AFEWTHINGS.
Apr 01 2019
Rank #20: Episode 118: We Stretch Our Yoga Knowledge with Sky Ting Founder Krissy Jones
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Jan 22 2018