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Stuff Mom Never Told You

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Rank #6 in Philosophy category

Society & Culture
Philosophy
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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.

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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.

iTunes Ratings

3725 Ratings
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Worst podcast..period

By Ashley-A 83 - Jan 13 2020
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Listened to their “labels” podcast. Not only did they label everyone and everything, but while touting a body positive, strong woman wannabe attitude, all their sponsors were promoting why women can be better, with prettier clothes and better hair. Total garbage.

First Pod Cast Ever

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I don’t feel alone while going through such a sad experience. Thanks....

iTunes Ratings

3725 Ratings
Average Ratings
2327
521
267
212
398

Worst podcast..period

By Ashley-A 83 - Jan 13 2020
Read more
Listened to their “labels” podcast. Not only did they label everyone and everything, but while touting a body positive, strong woman wannabe attitude, all their sponsors were promoting why women can be better, with prettier clothes and better hair. Total garbage.

First Pod Cast Ever

By monkiewica - Nov 22 2019
Read more
I don’t feel alone while going through such a sad experience. Thanks....
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Stuff Mom Never Told You

Latest release on Jan 18, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail 9 days ago

Rank #1: Female Serial Killers: Part 1

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In part one of this two-parter, Anney and Samantha take a stab at explaining our morbid fascination with serial killers, the root of our cultural misconception that women can't be serial killers, the main differences between male and female serial killers, and attempt to separate the facts from the legend of some of history's most notorious female murderers.

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Oct 24 2019

42mins

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Rank #2: Lady Friends With Benefits

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Women's romantic friendships and lifelong partnerships were common -- and acceptable -- in the Victorian era. Cristen and Caroline discuss how and why these so-called "Boston marriages" flourished and what was behind their early 20th-century demise.

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Jun 01 2016

57mins

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Rank #3: Classic Episode: A Revisionist History of Abortion, Part 1

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In colonial America, early-term abortion was a way of life for many women. But by 1900, it had become criminalized across the country -- but not for reasons you'd expect. In this two-part cultural and legal history of abortion, Cristen and Caroline time travel from ancient Greek herbal remedies to induce miscarriage to 19th-century abortionist Madame Restell at the center of America's first major abortion debate.

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Mar 13 2017

44mins

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Rank #4: Who is Hillary Clinton?

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Hillary Clinton has been one of the most successful women in American politics, but ever since she became the First Lady of Arkansas, people have both loved and loathed her. Cristen and Caroline travel back in time to look at what shaped Hillary, how the press has treated her and what it means to be a powerful woman in the public eye.

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May 18 2016

1hr 23mins

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Rank #5: Negotiation No-No's

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Negotiating a salary or promotion can be nerve-wracking. Here are all the mistakes we’ve made, so you don’t have to.

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Aug 30 2017

55mins

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Rank #6: Hello 2020s!

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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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Jan 01 2020

56mins

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Rank #7: What's Wrong with School Dress Codes?

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Do school dress codes actually make students more effective? E&B break down the research.

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Sep 06 2017

46mins

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Rank #8: Libido Liberation

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Women's sex drives and expression shift in response to a wide range of factors. So when libido dips, why are we so quick to pathologize it? Cristen and Caroline talk with filmmaker Maria Finitzo about her latest project, a look into female desire and women having agency over their own bodies.

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Jul 11 2016

1hr 15mins

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Rank #9: A lot of women are having bad sex

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Research shows women are having bad sex. Here's what it means.

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Aug 15 2018

52mins

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Rank #10: Can We Be Friends?

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Why does making friends as a grown woman feel so dang...awkward? Also, hey from your new SMNTY co-hosts, Emilie and Bridget! Can we, like, hang?

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May 17 2017

41mins

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Rank #11: A Buffer of Whores

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Wartime prostitution is American as Uncle Sam and apple pie. Cristen and Caroline shares the hidden history of military STDs, government-sanctioned brothels, and the surveillance of civilian women to provide a "buffer of whores" to keep soldiers sexually satisfied.

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Apr 27 2016

1hr 2mins

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Rank #12: Buffy the Feminist Vampire Slayer

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer has been hailed as one of the most feminist shows in TV history. Cristen, Caroline and HowStuffWorks galpal Lauren Vogelbaum dive into the Hellmouth to assess how effectively Buffy and the Scooby gang slayed the patriarchy.

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Nov 02 2016

1hr 15mins

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Rank #13: Romantic Comedies 101

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Rom coms were invented thanks to Hollywood censorship. In this introduction to a five-episode series exploring the vintage screwballs to the modern screwups, Cristen and Caroline spotlight the hallmarks, hijinks and heteronormativity of the romantic comedy movie genre.

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May 30 2016

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Rank #14: Lesbian Bed Death

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The term "lesbian bed death" has become a persistent negative stereotype about the allegedly passionless sex lives of women in relationships with women. Cristen and Caroline revisit the phrase's origin, do some sexytimes mythbusting and call for a broader definition of sex.

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Jul 13 2016

47mins

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Rank #15: Classic Episode: A Revisionist History of Abortion, Part 2

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Raised during the Progressive Era crusade against abortion, Margaret Sanger devoted her life to making birth control and familiy planning accessible to women from all walks of life. In this second installment of the two-part cultural and legal history of abortion, Cristen and Caroline highlight Sanger's legacy and eugenics controversy and how the development of Planned Parenthood coincided with midcentury women's fight to access abortion by whatever means necessary.

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Mar 15 2017

49mins

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Rank #16: Were you raised by a narcissist?

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Were you raised by a narcissist? Here's how to spot a narcissist, even if it's your own parent.

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Aug 03 2018

48mins

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Rank #17: Mansplaining

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What is mansplaining, and why are millennial women complaining about it all the time? Cristen and Caroline unpack its origin, meaning and why you don't have to be a man to be guilty of it.

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Nov 16 2016

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Rank #18: Gaslighting 101

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Here's how you can recognize it. 

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Jun 08 2018

51mins

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Rank #19: Emotional Affairs

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When is it cheating if there's no sex or physical contact? Welcome to the murky world of emotional cheating. Cristen and Caroline confront its warning signs, hallmarks and social media minefield.

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Jul 27 2016

49mins

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Rank #20: Ariana Grande and the Question of 'Too Woke'

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Miranda Hawkins gives Anney a rundown on Ariana Grande's music video 'Thank U, Next', and questions around what it is to be 'woke'.

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Mar 08 2019

41mins

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