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: Episode 103: Joe Holder, Trainer to the Stars (and Claire!), on All Things Exercise
We're revisiting some of our favorite episodes! In this one, originally aired 10.2.17, Joe Holder, aka @ochosystem, talks about why getting your head right is more important than getting your body tight.
Jul 30 2018
Rank #3: 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 #4: Episode 130: Loads of Pro Tips from the Dynamic Interior-Design Duo of Jesse Parris-Lamb
While we wait for the spring part of spring cleaning to kick in, Claire and Erica sat down to chat all things interior with fellow work wives and design gurus Amanda Jesse and Whitney Parris-Lamb, who are responsible for making Claire’s new place really feel like home.
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Apr 16 2018
Rank #5: 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 #6: Episode 118: We Stretch Our Yoga Knowledge with Sky Ting Founder Krissy Jones
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Jan 22 2018
Rank #7: 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 #8: 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 #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: 168: A Candid Convo with Two of the Coolest Moms (and Podcast Co-Hosts) Around
Are you listening to the Cool Moms podcast? Because you should be. It’s hosted by Elise Peterson, an artist and illustrator, and Lizzy Okpo, co-founder of the fashion line William Okpo, and they both joined Claire and Erica on this ep to break down how they tackle motherhood, maintain their identities, and resolve conflicts between the two of ‘em (keeping their astrological signs in mind, of course). P.S. Want a signed copy of Claire and Erica’s book, Work Wife: The Power of Female Friendship to Drive Successful Businesses? Pre-order it today, and your wish is granted!
Mar 04 2019
Rank #12: 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 #13: 156: Nike’s Coach Bennett on Why Running Makes Everything Better
We’re re-running some of our favorite episodes from the archive! Originally aired 10.24.18. This week, Claire and Erica talk all things running with Coach Bennett, motivational guide and total athletic powerhouse (his résumé includes a four-minute mile!). On the docket: how meditation practice plays into his running philosophy, who should run a marathon, and hot tips for newbies that might just motivate you to lace up your shoes and go for a jog. P.S. The perfect slouchy beanie can be hard to find, but don’t worry, this cashmere stunner has you covered juuust in time. Get yours for 10% off with the code AFEWTHINGS.
Jan 14 2019
Rank #14: 160: A Much-Needed and Extra Fun Best of 10 Things Episode
What’s on Claire and Erica’s minds right now? Favorite recipes and food-freezing qualms, the Instagram accounts they can’t stop thinking about, and so many more juicy highlights from their weekly 10 Things newsletter. Get into it all below. P.S. These gorge vases by Heather Stewart Harvey practically arrange flowers for you. Get yours for 10% off with the code AFEWTHINGS.
Dec 03 2018
Rank #15: 15: Our Season One Coversation with Cup of Jo's Joanna Goddard
We’re revisiting some of our favorite episodes from the archive! Originally aired 8.20.15 In 2015, just fifteen episodes into A Few Things, one of our all time favorite guests, Cup of Jo's Joanna Goddard, stopped by for a timeless chat about starting the blog that since become a community for women across the world. Tune in for our hang sesh. P.S. If you haven’t picked up a copy of Work Wife yet, what are you doing?
Aug 05 2019
Rank #16: 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 #17: Episode 119: The Cream (and Sad Egg) of the 10 Things Crop
This week, Claire and Erica ponder an age-old issue: When the heck is the right time to re-apply lipstick? From there, they move onto...more recent finds they can’t stop talking about. Speaking of, now’s the time to sign up for our 10 Things newsletter, which brings the party to your inbox every Monday.
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Jan 29 2018
Rank #18: 174: New Mom Life—and How to Handle it as Work Wives
Aug 12 2019
Rank #19: 176: The That’s So Retrograde Gals on All the Best of L.A. Wellness and Weirdness
Today we’ve got a West Coast wellness dispatch from Elizabeth Kott and Stephanie Simbari, the hilarious work wives behind the podcast That’s So Retrograde (a.k.a. “the Ab Fab of new age”). It’s a crash course in the woo-woo—and in many cases, wonderful—new trends that’ll hit the rest of the country in, oh, about nine months. P.S. You know what other craze is sweeping the nation? Work wives! That’s the focus of Claire and Erica’s new book, Work Wife: The Power of Female Friendship to Drive Successful Businesses, out now! P.P.S. Spice up your scent life with Maison Louis Marie candles in No. 2 Le Long Fond and No. 4 Bois de Balincourt—both 10% off with the code AFEWTHINGS.
Apr 29 2019
Rank #20: 175: The Co-Founders of Squeeze on Leveling-Up Their Work-Wife Relationship
Today’s ep features our very first live taping, coming to you from sunny L.A.! Our guests kicked off their relationship on the job when Drybar co-founder Alli Webb hired Brittany Driscoll to work as the brand’s head of marketing. Fast forward to now, and the pair have co-created a whole new biz called Squeeze, a just-opened massage shop that aims to do for massages what Drybar did for blowouts. Listen in as they break down the evolution of their personal-professional bond. P.S. Alli and Brittany are all about that work-wife life—and so are the other amazing female partners featured in Claire and Erica’s new book, Work Wife: The Power of Female Friendship to Drive Successful Businesses, which you can buy now!
Apr 22 2019