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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Rank #2: 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?
Rank #3: 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?
Rank #4: 145: On Choosing —and Not Choosing—Motherhood
We’re re-running some of our favorite episodes from the archive! Originally aired 8.20.18. Today, 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.) P.S. We’ve been generously swiping on the hydrating, brightening Olio e Osso balms ever since we got our hands on them, and you can do the same for 10% off with the code AFEWTHINGS.
Rank #5: 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.
Rank #6: 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?
Rank #7: 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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Rank #8: 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.
Rank #9: "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.
Rank #10: 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!
Rank #11: Episode 118: We Stretch Our Yoga Knowledge with Sky Ting Founder Krissy Jones
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Rank #12: 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.
Rank #13: 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...
Rank #14: Episode 140: A Mixed Bag of Things We Can’t Put in 10 Things
Claire and Erica are diving right in this week with the topic of showering at night. Is it worth the effort, really? That’s just the first of many groundbreaking topics covered this week, including crosswords and even more alternative mylks.
P.S. Speaking of showers, it’s all about Shhhowercap showercaps, which look cute, will last forever, and are currently 10% of with the code AFEWTHINGS!
Rank #15: 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.
Rank #16: 162: The Story Behind Our New Favorite Ingredient
This week on the podcast, we’ve got a fellow work wife on—her name’s Amy Zitelman, and along with her sisters Shelby and Jackie, she runs Soom Foods, source of the creamiest, dreamiest tahini we’ve ever tasted. She’s sharing hard-earned wisdom on starting a business and genius ways to use the little sesame-seed paste that could. Oh, and we’ve got the last Alex update of 2018, and he’s bringing big news! P.S. Make like Claire’s unborn son and get your hands on these Candylab toy cars (big kids love them, too). Score yours for 10% off with the code AFEWTHINGS.
Rank #17: 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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Rank #18: Episode 113: Tune In and Tone Up—It’s Erica’s Fitness Routine!
Do Chili’s fajitas and fitness go together? They do today! Claire and Erica share a major moment at a certain Southwestern chain restaurant before Erica breaks down how she manages to actually make it to workout sessions on time. Speaking of heavy lifting: the Professional Enthusiast Round 4 Weekender Bag is 10% off with the code AFEWTHINGS.
Rank #19: Episode 116: Talkin' Shop With the Founder of Ban.do, the Most Fun Brand This Side of the Web
If you properly appreciate the mood-boosting power of a fun phone case, you’ve probably come across Ban.do. The pop-culture-heavy accessories line is the brainchild of Jen Gotch, and she’s just as delightful, honest, and badass as the moniker mugs she sells—just the kinda vibes you need for the first A Few Things of 2018.
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