Stuff Mom Never Told You
Almost as soon as The Golden Girls premiered in 1985, it became one of the most beloved shows on television. Cristen and Caroline discuss the show's history and incredible legacy as a sitcom that wasn't afraid to tackle important issues such as aging,...
Domestic Violence 101
Intimate partner violence, or domestic violence, accounts for 15 percent of all violent crime in the United States. Cristen and Caroline uncover the cycle of domestic violence and manipulation that keeps female and male victims from leaving their...
In recent years, tattoos have become a common part of breast cancer recovery. Beginning with a brief refresher on the history of women and ink, Cristen and Caroline discuss the different ways tattoos are providing new and empowering choices for women...
The clitoris has been one of the most misunderstood and maligned female features in medical history. Cristen and Caroline uncover the incredible geography of clitoral complex and why it took so long for doctors to figure it out.
Women of a Certain Age
Are certain societal hangups about women of a certain age timeless? Cristen and Caroline take a look at why many women describe aging as a process of gradually becoming invisible.
What exactly is a sociopath, and why are women with antisocial personality disorder rare? Cristen and Caroline confront the clinical realities of sociopathy and why it's become pop culture's favorite character flaw.
The Vegetarian Gender
Why are women likelier to be vegetarian and vegan? Cristen and Caroline cook up a podcast feast of facts about the history of vegetarianism and what gender has to do with foregoing meat.
Stereotypes about Latinas' bodies and behaviors abound, and perhaps none are more pop culturally persistent than that of the "spicy" Latina. Cristen and Caroline, trace the history behind this on-screen trope that's endured from Carmen Miranda to...
The Eyelashes Lengths We Go
Why do women care so much about their eyelashes? From science and ancient history to to a mascara inventor named Rimmel, Cristen and Caroline get deep about these not-so-superficial hairs.
Black Hair in America
Black hair contains an entire history of ethnic pride, discrimination and assimilation. Lori L. Tharp, author of "Hair Story: Untangling the Roots of Black Hair in America," talks to Cristen about black hair from the tragic to the triumphant and why...
How do girls' relationships with their fathers influence who they grow up to become? Cristen and Caroline unpack the psychology of "daddy issues" and the unique dynamics of father-daughter bonding.
How do boys' relationships with their mothers influence who they grow up to become? Cristen and Caroline unpack the psychology of "mama's boys" and the unique dynamics of mother-son bonding.
What "perfect" teeth look like depends on where in the world you are. In this episode, Cristen and Caroline shed light on the intersections between beauty, social status and teeth.
The Grandmother Hypothesis
According to the "grandmother hypothesis," humans have grandmas, nanas and bubbies to thank for their longer lifespans. In this episode, Cristen and Caroline reveal the compelling science and evolution behind these important maternal figures.
Late Night TV: No Girls Allowed?
Is late night television resistant to women hosts and writers? Cristen and Caroline explore the past and present of late night TV to answer a question critics and viewers alike have been asking increasingly in recent years: where are the women?
The Notorious RBG
Supreme Court Justic Ruth Bader Ginsburg, aka The Notorious RBG, has become a pop cultural rock start for her judicial outspokeness on equality and reproductive rights. Cristen and Caroline delve into her incredible biography and what has propelled...
Is modest hottest?
Since ancient times, women have been advised to cover up in order to protect their dignity. More recently, a so-called "modesty movement" has gotten underway, and Cristen and Caroline undresshow the "modest is hottest" message ultimately strips agency...
Cosplaying With Gender
As cosplay has become more popular outside of Japan in recent years, it has raised fascinating questions about gender, sexuality and authenticity in fandom and the fictional realms cosplay strives to mirror. Just in time for con season, Cristen and...
Curly Hair Conundrums
Curly-haired women often feel like they're living in a flat-ironed, staight-haired world. Cristen and Caroline untangle the science of curly hair and get to the root of the cultural stereotypes regarding ringlets.
The Female Insomniac
Women are far likelier to suffer from insomnia than men, but why? Cristen and Caroline put the science to rest on the biological and psychological female factors that lead to sleepless nights.
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