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Stuff Mom Never Told You

Rank #4 in Philosophy category

Society & Culture
Philosophy
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Tune in to Stuff Mom Never Told You to hear Bridget Todd and Anney Reese keep it real with a research-driven rundown of the ever-evolving challenges facing women today and throughout history, paired with smart, strategic solutions to further women’s lives, careers, and activism. New episodes come out every Wednesday and Friday.

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Tune in to Stuff Mom Never Told You to hear Bridget Todd and Anney Reese keep it real with a research-driven rundown of the ever-evolving challenges facing women today and throughout history, paired with smart, strategic solutions to further women’s lives, careers, and activism. New episodes come out every Wednesday and Friday.

iTunes Ratings

3185 Ratings
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209
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322

Thought provoking

By AES99999 - Dec 07 2018
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Love listening to SMNTY. Keep up the good work!

Feminist Fam

By pathosandpopcorn - Nov 02 2018
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Insightful and fun podcast. Feels like a feminist fam.

iTunes Ratings

3185 Ratings
Average Ratings
2078
415
209
161
322

Thought provoking

By AES99999 - Dec 07 2018
Read more

Love listening to SMNTY. Keep up the good work!

Feminist Fam

By pathosandpopcorn - Nov 02 2018
Read more

Insightful and fun podcast. Feels like a feminist fam.

Cover image of Stuff Mom Never Told You

Stuff Mom Never Told You

Rank #4 in Philosophy category

Read more

Tune in to Stuff Mom Never Told You to hear Bridget Todd and Anney Reese keep it real with a research-driven rundown of the ever-evolving challenges facing women today and throughout history, paired with smart, strategic solutions to further women’s lives, careers, and activism. New episodes come out every Wednesday and Friday.

Top Episodes

Most Popular Episodes of Stuff Mom Never Told You

Rank #1: SMNTY Classics: What's the buzz on vibrators?

Jan 26 2019
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Recently, CES came under fire for rescinding an award given to a handsfree device that allows for a blended orgasm. This points to a broader anxiety our society has around female pleasure. According to a recent study, around half of American adults use a vibrator on a regular basis -- yet the devices remain controversial. In this classic episode, Cristen and Molly explore the history of vibrators, from Victorian society to the modern day.

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Rank #2: Lady Friends With Benefits

Jun 01 2016
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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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Rank #3: Women's Bodies & Middle Eastern Culture

Jan 25 2019
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Anna and Shereen of the podcast Ethnically Ambiguous dish on their experiences being raised by immigrant parents in the United States.

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Rank #4: Classic Episode: A Revisionist History of Abortion, Part 1

Mar 13 2017
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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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Rank #5: Who is Hillary Clinton?

May 18 2016
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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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Rank #6: A lot of women are having bad sex

Aug 15 2018
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Research shows women are having bad sex. Here's what it means.

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Rank #7: Libido Liberation

Jul 11 2016
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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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Rank #8: Marriage v. Ambition

Jun 30 2017
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Does a woman’s career ambitions hurt her dating life? Do we down-play our ambitions to attract an opposite-sex partner? E&B break down the surprising science behind the ambition/marriage trade-off.

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Rank #9: Romantic Comedies 101

May 30 2016
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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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Rank #10: A Buffer of Whores

Apr 27 2016
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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.

Play Now

Rank #11: Can We Be Friends?

May 17 2017
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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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Rank #12: Classic Episode: A Revisionist History of Abortion, Part 2

Mar 15 2017
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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.

Play Now

Rank #13: Were you raised by a narcissist?

Aug 03 2018
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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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Rank #14: Emotional Labor Is Labor!

Jul 07 2018
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What is emotional labor? If you're a woman you're probably doing it already. 

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Rank #15: Emotional Affairs

Jul 27 2016
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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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Rank #16: Lesbian Bed Death

Jul 13 2016
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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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Rank #17: Gaslighting 101

Jun 08 2018
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Here's how you can recognize it. 

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Rank #18: The Problem With a Pinterest-Perfect Life

Sep 22 2017
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What happens when we strive for social media perfection in lieu of IRL connection? E&B unpack the problems with the quest for online "effortless chic" and how to flip the script.

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Rank #19: How To Be Married

Jun 02 2018
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A&B are joined by Jo Piazza to discuss the ins and outs of "I do."

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Rank #20: You Don't Have To Be A "Cool Girl"

Jun 15 2018
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Anney and B aren't "cool girls" and that's A-OK. 

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Rank #1: SMNTY Classics: What's the buzz on vibrators?

Podcast cover
Read more

Recently, CES came under fire for rescinding an award given to a handsfree device that allows for a blended orgasm. This points to a broader anxiety our society has around female pleasure. According to a recent study, around half of American adults use a vibrator on a regular basis -- yet the devices remain controversial. In this classic episode, Cristen and Molly explore the history of vibrators, from Victorian society to the modern day.

Jan 26 2019
23 mins
Play Now

Rank #2: Lady Friends With Benefits

Podcast cover
Read more

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.

Jun 01 2016
57 mins
Play Now

Rank #3: Women's Bodies & Middle Eastern Culture

Podcast cover
Read more

Anna and Shereen of the podcast Ethnically Ambiguous dish on their experiences being raised by immigrant parents in the United States.

Jan 25 2019
1 hour 5 mins
Play Now

Rank #4: Classic Episode: A Revisionist History of Abortion, Part 1

Podcast cover
Read more

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.

Mar 13 2017
44 mins
Play Now

Rank #5: Who is Hillary Clinton?

Podcast cover
Read more

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.

May 18 2016
1 hour 23 mins
Play Now

Rank #6: A lot of women are having bad sex

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

Aug 15 2018
52 mins
Play Now

Rank #7: Libido Liberation

Podcast cover
Read more

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.

Jul 11 2016
1 hour 15 mins
Play Now

Rank #8: Marriage v. Ambition

Podcast cover
Read more

Does a woman’s career ambitions hurt her dating life? Do we down-play our ambitions to attract an opposite-sex partner? E&B break down the surprising science behind the ambition/marriage trade-off.

Jun 30 2017
46 mins
Play Now

Rank #9: Romantic Comedies 101

Podcast cover
Read more

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.

May 30 2016
1 hour
Play Now

Rank #10: A Buffer of Whores

Podcast cover
Read more

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.

Apr 27 2016
1 hour 2 mins
Play Now

Rank #11: Can We Be Friends?

Podcast cover
Read more

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?

May 17 2017
41 mins
Play Now

Rank #12: Classic Episode: A Revisionist History of Abortion, Part 2

Podcast cover
Read more

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.

Mar 15 2017
49 mins
Play Now

Rank #13: Were you raised by a narcissist?

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

Aug 03 2018
48 mins
Play Now

Rank #14: Emotional Labor Is Labor!

Podcast cover
Read more

What is emotional labor? If you're a woman you're probably doing it already. 

Jul 07 2018
1 hour 8 mins
Play Now

Rank #15: Emotional Affairs

Podcast cover
Read more

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.

Jul 27 2016
49 mins
Play Now

Rank #16: Lesbian Bed Death

Podcast cover
Read more

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.

Jul 13 2016
47 mins
Play Now

Rank #17: Gaslighting 101

Podcast cover
Read more

Here's how you can recognize it. 

Jun 08 2018
51 mins
Play Now

Rank #18: The Problem With a Pinterest-Perfect Life

Podcast cover
Read more

What happens when we strive for social media perfection in lieu of IRL connection? E&B unpack the problems with the quest for online "effortless chic" and how to flip the script.

Sep 22 2017
46 mins
Play Now

Rank #19: How To Be Married

Podcast cover
Read more

A&B are joined by Jo Piazza to discuss the ins and outs of "I do."

Jun 02 2018
1 hour 2 mins
Play Now

Rank #20: You Don't Have To Be A "Cool Girl"

Podcast cover
Read more

Anney and B aren't "cool girls" and that's A-OK. 

Jun 15 2018
1 hour 6 mins
Play Now