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Mouthy Messy Mandatory


Katie Anthony and Ronit Feinglass Plank talk feminism, family, funny broads, fantastic dames, and so many other f-words in this mouthy, messy, mandatory weekly podcast.

Katie Anthony and Ronit Feinglass Plank talk feminism, family, funny broads, fantastic dames, and so many other f-words in this mouthy, messy, mandatory weekly podcast.


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Katie Anthony and Ronit Feinglass Plank talk feminism, family, funny broads, fantastic dames, and so many other f-words in this mouthy, messy, mandatory weekly podcast.




Ta Ta For Now

Let’s not say good-bye. Let’s say, until we meet again. Katie & Ronit are wrapping MMM for now, but don’t worry… between memoirs and screenplays and future world leaders to raise, you’ll see us again. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Blue Wave or Blue Balls?

It’s a Mouthy, Messy, Mandatory Midterm post-game! Katie and Ronit wonder if all the foreplay leading up these midterms actually GOT US THERE? Plus! Historic firsts for women, POC, and queer candidates; defeats for Beto O’Rourke, Stacey Abrams and Andrew Gillum, and the importance of broadening your news sources. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


What Would Moms Do?

Ronit and Katie discuss the power of history and the power of love in the aftermath of the synagogue shooting at Tree of Life in Pittsburgh. Thank you to the interfaith and community leaders who are uniting to support the Jewish community right now. It means a lot that you’re willing to stand up. Plus, moms are coming to save the world! Thoughtful parenting is a key weapon in the fight against the patriarchy, and on a bigger scale, what if we parented social and political problems instead of...


The Upside of Anger

Our trans and nonbinary friends #wontbeerased no matter what BS this White House tries to pull. Katie and Ronit debate the best way to be an ally with the help of one hella emotionally intelligent listener question about what role anger should play in social justice. Plus, the Mouthy crew’s date night was one for the books, as Katie and Ronit rehash a killer evening of feminist debate hosted by Jill Soloway and Hannah Gadsby! Side note: Katie puts her money where her mouths is when she fucks...


News Jeopardy

Things that make you go UUUNNNNGGH, Problematic Television, and “Things that are totally normal for adults to discuss in public” are the categories in this week’s News Jeopardy edition of the Mouthy podcast! What was Elizabeth Warren thinking?Why are we busting out tiny violins for a Fox News anchor?Which Republican Senator busted out his best Scarlett O’Hara this week?andWhy does Hollywood keep telling stories about white people??? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...


Calling White Women

Ronit & Katie introduce a new drinking game: take a shot every time we talk about the white supremacist patriarchy & have a friend standing by to take you to the hospital. Kavanaugh’s confirmation shines a light on the ugliest parts of American politics and power, including this true, ugly fact: White women have always been more likely to vote with the white supremacist patriarchy (drink!) than with and for other women. Why white women are responsible for other white women, why there’s no...


Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Hijab But Were Afraid to Ask

Amanda Saab: Masterchef alum, co-founder of Dinner with Your Muslim Neighbor, writer at Amanda’s Plate, owner of Butter Bear bakery and all around amazing woman joins Katie and Ronit to talk comfort, food, and opening people’s minds. PLUS Amanda answers listener questions about what it’s like to wear hijab in 2018 America, and Katie reveals her top-secret celebrity chef crush… Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Hell Week Survival Guide

It’s hell week for trauma survivors and the people who love them. Ronit and Katie reconsider what “self-care” looks like (bubble baths don’t hurt, but flame-throwers aren’t bad either), and how we can take care of the people we love who are suffering. Tip: DON’T express how shocked you are that this is our reality. THAT DOESN’T HELP. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


The Hit List: Boys Will Be Boys and other Weak Sauce

Welcome to the Hit List: Katie & Ronit murder concepts like “Boys will be boys,” “Now let’s hear from the sexual predator,” and “Talking about this stuff is the real problem - it’s so divisive!” Time to put “boys will be boys” to bed.Jian Gomeshi, John Hockenberry, Woody Allen and--bonus--Sean Penn convinced major publications to publish their unchecked whining. It must be so hard to live without unchecked power over women! And Katie and Ronit endorse donuts. And chips. And eating. Learn...


Respect is not Obedience

Respect is the word du jour, between Colin Kaepernick’s posture, Serena Williams’ catsuit, and things kids yell in the grocery store. When we say “respectful,” do we really mean obedient? Is the definition of respect being appropriated by bigots? Is it ever okay to tell someone, “Shut up and stay in line?” PLUS! A new quiz: “IS THAT DISRESPECTFUL” and Ronit has a very narrow-minded idea of what constitutes pizza (I’m Katie and I endorsed both this message and potatoes on pizza.) Learn more...


Asia Argento: The #metoo is Coming from Inside the House

Allegations that Asia Argento sexually abused a minor force Katie and Ronit to ask some big questions about what the #metoo movement is, what it’s perceived to be, what what it needs to become. PLUS, Monica Lewinsky continues to make self-actualization look freaking rad, Ronit’s kombucha looks like sick lemonade, and Katie has a spiritual dream connection SHUT UP it’s a thing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


FFS Let Her Wear Clothes

Forget Serena’s catsuit, what’s up with tennis skirts? Seems like the only way to avoid being punished for wearing tennis clothes is to NOT play tennis? Plus, it’s back-to-school time and uniforms are afoot except girls are much more likely than boys to be accused of violating dress code and shamed for having...well, bodies. Plus Katie and Ronit take a walk down humiliating middle school memory lane and Ronit finally makes peace with leggings. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...


While the ladies are away . . . (We have a best-of show)

Ronit and Katie have left Seattle for the week to escape the smoke, so producers Tina and Sarah are here to the rescue with some of our favorite clips from past shows! Your regularly scheduled episodes will be back next week, we promise. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Missing White Woman Syndrome

Hundreds of thousands of Americans go missing each year, but the media pays special attention to a select few... and they have a lot in common. Does Missing White Woman Syndrome help or hurt when it comes to missing persons on the news? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Don’t Believe the Hype

Gendered insults are real and so are Ivanka and Melania’s cheap and complicit tricks. Ivanka and Melania are working overtime to scramble our eggs but Katie and Ronit want that ish hard-boiled. Plus, Mouthy Messy Mandatory is throwing an expletive party, but leave your gendered insults at the door! Plus! Hungry4Justice is coordinating a nationwide rolling hunger strike in solidarity with separated families. Don’t mess with hangry mamas, people. #AllChildrenAreOurChildren...


Missions Impossible: Maternal Trauma & the Ethics of Bad Tipping

Injustice is everywhere as Katie and Ronit discuss dirt bags who don’t tip, the shared labor of a camping weekend, and the disproportionate trauma suffered by black women in childbirth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


The Real Beauty Billionaire

Katie and Ronit are here to celebrate Pat McGrath, self-made beauty industry billionaire and iconic NYC artist, who (no shade to Kylie) needs to be on the cover of Forbes. Plus, does Katie have a thing for Tom Cruise and other unpopular opinions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


The Curse of the Pink Tax

Katie and Ronit unleash their fury on the prices women have to pay because they’re, um, women. It must be because women are made of money! Plus, manly smells, one night stands, and Caprese sandwiches! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Her body, his choice?

Is it ever okay to tell a woman what to do with her body? Katie and Ronit have the answer plus Roe, Griswold, and what Kavanaugh’s appointment could mean for sex-loving American women everywhere. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Patriotism is Messy

Katie and Ronit like fireworks and grilling out as much as the next patriot but this 4th of July they’re celebrating America by refusing to ignore what’s wrong with our country. Plus, an MMM quiz about the power of activism to change the course of history. Hint: It doesn’t involve being polite, giving up, or merely hoping for change. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit