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Episode 116: Talkin' Shop with the Founder of Ban.do, The Most Fun Brand This Side of the Web

8/13/2018
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We're highlighting some of our favorite past episodes! Original air date 1.8.18. 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.

Duration:00:37:55

Episode 122: All the Books We Can’t Wait to Read and Listener Mailbag!

8/6/2018
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We're highlighting some of our favorite past episodes! Originally aired 2.18.18. In this episode, Claire and Erica are responding to some particularly noteworthy messages they’ve gotten recently, and chat about all the amazing books they can’t wait to curl up with.

Duration:00:42:26

Episode 103: Joe Holder, Trainer to the Stars (and Claire!), on All Things Exercise

7/30/2018
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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.

Duration:00:30:01

Episode 144: Glynnis MacNicol Has So Much to Say About Being a Woman in Her Forties

7/23/2018
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After Claire and Erica talk TSA, yogurt parfaits, and the intersection of the two, they have a chat with Glynnis MacNicol, whose new memoir No One Tells You This is about turning forty as a single women with no kids—and just how satisfying that can be. Sidenote: Let the eyes have it with Lily Lolo's all-natural mascara that stays put and makes your lashes look good as hell. It’s 10% off with the code AFEWTHINGS!

Duration:00:34:21

Episode 143: Claire Wasserman on Doing Her Part to End the Wage Gap

7/16/2018
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On this week’s episode, Claire and Erica have a topic hot off the garlic presses: whether or not those little kitchen devices actually work. And speaking of work, Claire Wasserman, the powerhouse founder of Ladies Get Paid, stops by to talk closing the pay gap, negotiating promotions, and what happens when women share their money stories. P.S. If you’re looking for some light in your life, Claire and Erica recommend the Hawkins candlesticks—which are 10% off with the code AFEWTHINGS!

Duration:00:27:43

Episode 142: Why Older Athletes Are Thriving, with the Guy Who Wrote a Book on It

7/9/2018
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On this episode, Claire and Erica are pondering a cashless economy—and what that that means for the bankless. They’re also talking about how big-money athletes are staying stronger, longer, with Jeff Bercovici, the San Francisco bureau chief of Inc. magazine and the author of Play On: The New Science of Elite Performance at Any Age—and what that means for the rest of us. P.S. There’s more than one way to go pro. Snagging the Floral Society’s Ceramic Flower Frog Vase will make anyone feel...

Duration:00:40:12

Episode 141: A Grocery-Centric Round of Listener Feedback

7/2/2018
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A few weeks ago, Claire and Erica came clean about the dirty truth that they’re not so into washing produce—and you people had some opinions (and tips!) about that. You also delivered some brilliant ideas for using up a can of chipotle peppers and thoughts on the best GF breads, and we are here for all of it. P.S. Of a Kind’s big summer sale is happening now through July 9, with 30% (and more!) off all kinds of amazingness—including this thoroughly wonderful woven tote by Someware. Get it...

Duration:00:17:24

Episode 140: A Mixed Bag of Things We Can’t Put in 10 Things

6/25/2018
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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!

Duration:00:42:08

Episode 139: We’re Reading Author Rumaan Alam Loud and Clear

6/18/2018
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We’re kicking off this week with an overdue (and not overly long) Alex update! Then! We’ve got the brilliantly insightful author and editor Rumaan Alam on the record about his second novel That Kind of Mother, which explores family, race, motherhood, and (to a lesser extent) Princess Diana. P.S. Who knew everything looks better with a touch of tortoiseshell? The designer behind Machete, that’s who—and you can snag all of her earrings for 10% off with the code AFEWTHINGS.

Duration:00:49:02

Episode 138: Alex Capano Schools Us on Women's Health Issues and Cannabinoids

6/11/2018
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On this episode of A Few Things, Claire and Erica sit down with Alex Capano, DNP, CRNP, FNP-BC (tl;dr she knows her medicine!). You can just think of her as your friendly neighborhood expert on reproductive sexual medicine and cannabinoids. P.S. Speaking of health, if you didn’t put sunscreen on today, we’re not mad, just disappointed. Unsun Tinted Mineral Sunscreen is 10% off with the code AFEWTHINGS, so no more excuses, k?

Duration:00:29:22

Episode 137: We TB with D C-T! Authors Joana Avillez and Molly Young

6/4/2018
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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. P.S. Code cherry red: The Megan Huntz Charlie Dress is your answer to anything that requires a pop of color, and it’s 10% off with the code AFEWTHINGS.

Duration:00:31:52

Episode 136: Anthonia Akitunde on Showing Up for Moms of Color

5/24/2018
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This week, Claire and Erica go deep with Anthonia Akitunde, the founder of Mater Mea, a website that shares stories of black motherhood. Take a listen and keep her in your sights—there’s a lot more where this convo came from. P.S. Add mancala to your list of things to do when phones are off the table. We’re playing Wolfum’s set, and it’s 10% off with the code AFEWTHINGS.

Duration:00:30:01

Episode 135: Getting Bubbly with Sommelier Jordan Salcito

5/21/2018
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You don’t have to pour a glass of wine to listen to this episode, but it would be appropriate: Claire and Erica are chatting with Jordan Salcito, Momofuku wine whiz, co-founder of Bellus Wines, and creator of Ramona, a very refreshing, canned take on a wine spritz. Get ready to drink up all her knowledge. P.S. Know what else is fresh? Being a better-smelling version of you. Escentric Molecule’s Molecule 01 Eau de Toilette gets you there, and it’s 10% off with the code AFEWTHINGS.

Duration:00:35:42

Episode 134: A Super-Satisfying Installment of Best of 10 Things

5/14/2018
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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. P.S. While you’re at it, get our most popular dress of the season while it’s hot and 10% off with the code AFEWTHINGS!

Duration:00:43:18

Episode 133: We Can’t Get Enough of Mary H.K. Choi, Author of Emergency Contact

5/7/2018
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This week on A Few Things, we’ve got Mary H.K. Choi, a.k.a. @choitotheworld, a.k.a. the brilliantly badass writer whose debut novel, Emergency Contact, is charming existing YA fans and converting new ones, both. P.S. We’re gearing up for sunny weather in a major way with Carla Colour’s Lind and Barton shades. These bright sunnies are 10% off with the code AFEWTHINGS.

Duration:00:49:05

Episode 132: Wake Up—It’s Time for Claire’s Morning Routine!

4/30/2018
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Ready for the very fascinating rundown of how Claire gets revved up in the A.M.? You’ve come to the right place. In this ep, she makes a strong case for drinking coffee while lying down, taking a bunch o’ morning mirror selfies, and giving yourself plenty of time.

Duration:00:36:19

Episode 131: Olivia Milch on Making the Movies We All Deserve

4/23/2018
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First things first: Claire and Erica have quick updates on the competitive alpaca scene and the conclusion of The Great HDVB Shortage of 2018. Then—even more excitingly, if you can believe it—Olivia Milch joins us to talk about her first feature film Dude, which she wrote AND directed and that’s out on Netflix now. NBD. PSA: Co-ord w/ Permanent Collection by Of a Kind’s tank and midi. Snag ‘em for 10% off with the code AFEWTHINGS.

Duration:00:45:00

Episode 130: Loads of Pro Tips from the Dynamic Interior-Design Duo of Jesse Parris-Lamb

4/16/2018
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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. PSA: The way-chic Suede Circle Tote by Hopp is 10% off with the code AFEWTHINGS! High fives all around.

Duration:00:51:31

Episode 128: Rise and Shine—It’s Erica’s Morning Routine!

4/9/2018
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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. P.S. Definitely take a page from the alpacas and put your best face forward with Consonant’s DHE Clay Mask. Double win: It’s now 10% off with the code AFEWTHINGS.

Duration:00:32:37