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Is Instagram making us all into Betty Draper 2.0? Can you follow the Kardashians and still be a feminist? Are there women on death row? Is virality a science or a spiritual connection? Refinery 29's executive producer, Elisa Kreisinger talks to today’s culture makers and rule breakers to try to solve the mysteries of our modern popular culture.

Is Instagram making us all into Betty Draper 2.0? Can you follow the Kardashians and still be a feminist? Are there women on death row? Is virality a science or a spiritual connection? Refinery 29's executive producer, Elisa Kreisinger talks to today’s culture makers and rule breakers to try to solve the mysteries of our modern popular culture.
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Is Instagram making us all into Betty Draper 2.0? Can you follow the Kardashians and still be a feminist? Are there women on death row? Is virality a science or a spiritual connection? Refinery 29's executive producer, Elisa Kreisinger talks to today’s culture makers and rule breakers to try to solve the mysteries of our modern popular culture.

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Selling Squad Goals

8/13/2017
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Can you sell female friendship after you've put women down? Elisa tracks the evolution of Taylor Swift from putting women down to embracing them. And "Stuff Mom Never Told You" podcast host Bridget Todd and BuzzFeed's senior culture writer Anne Helen Petersen dissect why Swift represents our general distrust in well-intentioned white woman.

Duration: 00:32:27


Teenage Girls Are Magic

8/6/2017
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Historically young women have set trends: the Beatles, Instagram and Snapchat just to name a few. But these are always discounted as silly, cute, or frivolous. Why do we discount young women but embrace "early adopters"? Elisa talks to Muhlenberg College professor Dr. Franchesca Coppa and New York Times journalist Amanda Hess to unpack how teenage girls have all the power in the world and at the same time, no power at all.

Duration: 00:22:17


Little White Lie

7/30/2017
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How do we come to terms with the lies our families tell us? Are we really an extension of our parents? How do we define our identities if we aren't? This week’s episode is dedicated to finding personal truth, inspired by the film "Little White Lie" by director Lacey Schwartz. The film is a personal documentary about the legacy of family secrets, denial, and the power of telling the truth. Schwartz was accepted to college as a Black student, a decision based solely on a photo she submitted...

Duration: 00:22:57


Please Exit Through the Feminist Gift Shop

7/23/2017
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Hold onto your pussy hats. Tuck in your Future is Female T-shirts. We are doing a deep dive into the buying and selling of feminism! Beyonce, Emma Watson and Taylor Swift have all come out as feminists while feminist themes sell everything from wireless plans to cigarettes. Are these empty signifiers of "empowerment" or are they helpful reminders that women are actually human? What happens when shopping becomes a political act? Elisa talks to "We Were Feminists Once" author Andi Zeisler...

Duration: 00:28:29


BONUS: Too good to cut with Ashley Ford

7/9/2017
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There was so much in Elisa's interview with Ashely Ford that we couldn’t let it go to waste. Here’s their full conversation on Ashely's love of Roxanne Gay, her best full time job and how her mentee mindset failed her.

Duration: 00:19:01


Instagram Insecurities

5/17/2016
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Women are now more likely than men to have bachelor's degrees. And childless women in their 20s currently out-earn men. So why are our Instagram feeds filled with images of date nights, engagement rings, cat eyes, cupcakes, and waist-trainers? Are we becoming Betty Draper 2.0, or are we using the illusion of perfection to escape the reality that relationships are hard? New York Times Journalist Hannah Seligson and Stone Fox Bride founder Molly Guy weigh in.

Duration: 00:19:15