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Join hosts Anney and Samantha to listen to Stuff Mom Never Told You, continuing the conversation of what it is to identify as female through research-based discussion around feminism and how it impacts everyday life. New episodes come out Wednesday and Friday.

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    Women in Shark Science: The Revenge

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 36:32

    Women who brave the waters of shark science often face outrageous sexism, but they have made great waves in the field. We dive into the stories of some famous women and organizations doing great work in the field, the issues they face, and we give a brief review of the seminal Christmas film Jaws 4. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Happy Hour #44: Life Day

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 21:22

    Happy Life Day! Join us as we discuss the Star Wars holiday Life Day, the women behind it, and the absolute experience it is to watch the Star Wars Holiday Special. Also, Bea Arthur is a treasure.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    SMNTY Fiction: Deep Dream

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 35:27

    In this short fiction piece, a young woman becomes convinced she is being haunted by an alternate reality and takes desperate measures to cast the intruder out.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Fictional Women Around the World: Kate Bishop

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 21:34

    In preparation for the show Hawkeye, we cover the history of comic book character Kate Bishop and the journey that led her to being a superhero, powers or not.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Monday Mini: The Severe Pay Gap for Indigenous Women

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 15:48

    Anney and Samantha dig into the numbers, research and surrounding issues around the gender wage gap for Native American and Indigenous women.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    SMNTY Classics: Lady Truckers

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 56:24

    The trucking industry is recruiting women like never before. Cristen and Caroline get behind the wheel of what life is really life out there on the road and the long haul it will take to make the job safer for women in this classic episode.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    The One With Friendsgiving

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 47:08

    Gather around the Friendsgiving table with SMNTY to learn more about the history of this holiday, where it comes from, why it's popular and what it has to do with women and marginalized folks. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Happy Hour #43 (SATC Episode 1): Sex and the City

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 23:24

    It's finally time for our Sex and the City watch series! We kick-off with the first episode and discuss tropes, friendship, toxic masculinity, dramatic exits and of course, 90s fashion.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Book Club: Heart Berries

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 54:03

    This month, we dig into Terese Marie Mailhot's work Heart Berries: A Memoir, a powerful, unflinching examination of her experiences with grief and trauma coming of age as an Indigenous woman.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Women Around the World: Chrystos

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 11:59

    Today we're highlighting Native American artist and poet Chrystos.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Monday Mini: Crow: The Legend

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 18:03

    Anney and Samantha discuss Sarah Eagle Heart's stunning and beautifully acted animated short film Crow: The Legend.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    SMNTY Classics: Understanding Miscarriage

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 36:11

    Miscarriage is one of the most common pregnancy experiences, though rarely talked about openly. In this classic episode, Cristen and Caroline provide an overview of what miscarriage entails, what causes it, what doesn't and its psychological repercussions of pregnancy loss for women and men. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Feminist Movie Friday: Deidra and Laney Rob a Train

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 54:32

    For this Feminist Movie Friday, we dig into the 2017 film Deidre and Laney Rob a Train and talk about high school, sisterhood, family, parentification, single motherhood, mean girls, robbing trains and all the pressure.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Happy Hour #42: Sexism at the Sex Shop?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 34:26

    Two podcasters walk into a sex shop and encounter...SEXISM?? Anney and Samantha sip on some drinks and share some personal experiences, some history and some facts.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    SMNTY Interview: Kristin Nobles of Close to the Chest

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 57:12

    Kristin Nobles of the podcast Close to the Chest joins us to discuss Breast Implant Illness (BII), the issues, misinformation, and progress around it, and the power of art and supportive women. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Women Around the World: Sarah Eagle Heart

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 9:50

    Today we shine a light on Emmy Award-winning activist Sarah Eagle Heart.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Monday Mini: Paralympic Wins

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 9:56

    We dig into the virtual listener mail bag to share a letter from a listener detailing some wins and records from the Paralympics.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    SMNTY Classics: Indigenous Women You Need to Know

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2021 72:40

    In this classic episode, Natalie Evans of the Some Kind of Brown Podcast discusses some of America's most badass indigenous women.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Something to Say About Surrogacy

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 45:22

    What does surrogacy entail and why is there so much controversy around it? Anney and Samantha lay out some numbers, laws, definitions, processes, and controversies around surrogates and surrogacies.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Happy Hour #41: Brave Noise

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 18:03

    For this Happy Hour, we revisit the #MeToo movement in the brewing industry with Orpheus Brewing's take on Brave Noise, a collaboration project started by Brienne Allan and friends to raise awareness and create action. Join us to learn how you can get involved! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Women's Laughter: It's No Joke

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 57:21

    Laughter is a social behavior that communicates many things, from flirting to discomfort to joy, and in the case of women, has long drawn criticism and judgement. Learn more about why we laugh and the penalization, fear-mongering and feminist reclamation of women's laughter in this episode.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Women Around the World: Ni'cola Mitchell

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 22:51

    In this special episode, we interview Ni'cola Mitchell, founder of the organization Girls Who Brunch.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Monday Mini: A Nightmare on SMNTY Street

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 23:28

    Dream, dream, dream, why do we dream? Anney and Samantha analyze gender differences in dreams and nightmares, and how the pandemic has impacted them. Come dream a little dream with SMNTY.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Introducing: Dominant Stories with Jess Weiner

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2021 2:35

    Hi, Stuff Mom Never Told You fans! We're excited for the launch of the Dominant Stories podcast hosted by culture expert Jess Weiner. It's a brand new show from Shondaland and iHeartRadio and we think you'll enjoy it too. Don't just take our word for it, though. Check out the trailer and decide for yourself! About the podcast: Dominant Stories is a conversation series that reclaims and rewrites the stories we've been told about our bodies, our beauty, our creativity, and our identities. For example, does your inner monologue sound like: “I'm not good enough, pretty enough or thin enough”? How about: “I can't do that” or “I'm not worthy”? These are what Cultural Expert and host Jess Weiner calls our Dominant Stories - the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves (whether they are true or not). This show has stemmed from Jess' personal and professional mission to help people challenge the external (and internal) voices that are holding them back from living the life they desire and deserve. Through witty, curious, and hopeful conversations with celebrated guests, we'll unpack, challenge, and change these Dominant Stories. Listen and subscribe to Dominant Stories with Jess Weiner on the iHeartRadio app or wherever you get your podcasts! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    SMNTY Classics: How To Be The Final Girl In A Horror Movie

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 48:45

    Ever notice a lot of horror movies end with one girl standing? Anney & Bridget explore why that is in this classic episode.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Halloween and Women: Soothsaying Foods and Sexualized Costumes

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 53:05

    For centuries, girls and women have used food on Halloween to divine any clues about the identity of their future spouse. Anney and Samantha bite into past Halloween soothsaying traditions like snap-apple and nut-crack night. We also take a quick look at gender differences in costuming and why they matter. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Happy Hour #40: Trick or Treat?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 24:19

    From pumpkin carving, costuming, and horror movies, Anney and Samantha discuss Halloween memories and traditions while sipping on some seasonal drinks.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    SMNTY Fiction: Twisted

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 32:51

    SMNTY kicks off a new fiction segment with the twisted tale of nostalgia, conspiracy, grief, and most importantly, candy.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Women Around the World: Abisoye Ajayi Akinfolarin

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 10:28

    By establishing her NGO Pearls Africa Foundation, Abisoye Ajayi Akinfolarin has provided numerous girls access to training in technology among other things, and has worked tirelessly to close the technological gender gap in her community.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Monday Mini: Slumber Party Massacre

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 30:38

    The 1982 horror slasher comedy film The Slumber Party Massacre is often regarded as the first horror movie directed by a woman. We dig into tropes, themes and the importance of pizza.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    SMNTY Classics: Unraveling the Mystery of the Winchester House

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2021 34:20

    Stairs that lead to nowhere. Hidden passages. Upside down pillars. Since its 1923 opening to the public, the Winchester Mystery House has attracted millions of visitors, and even inspired a movie in 2018. But what is the story behind the house's creator, Sarah Winchester? Did she build the house to confuse vengeful ghosts as legend suggests, or was it the product of her whimsical design ideas? Anney and Samantha are on the case in this classic episode! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Scream Queens: Horror Royalty

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 64:57

    For every Michael Myers, there is a Laurie Strode. Anney and Samantha uncover the history and evolution of the Scream Queen, the connection to the final girl trope, and shine light on some iconic examples. And then Anney talks about Scream for a long time.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Happy Hour #39: Halloween Cocktails with Holly

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 34:51

    Halloween super-fan Holly Frey joins us once again with a delightful seasonal cocktail recipe as we discuss Fall memories and favorites.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Black Swan and the Horror of Perfectionism

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 52:52

    What's the cost of being perfect? Of losing yourself in the name of performance? Why do we applaud women's pain? The film Black Swan sets the stage for a conversation around the line between art and life, toxic mother-daughter relationships, mental health, symbolism, doppelgangers, ageism, orgasms, and the dangers of perfectionism.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Fictional Women Around the World: Dana Scully

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 23:35

    Skeptic. Inspiration. Fashion icon. After her run on the The X-Files,  Dana Scully got not one but two effects named after her. We investigate the background and impact of this character. And the pants suits. Oh the pants suits.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Monday Mini: The Trouble with Complimenting Weight Loss

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 28:43

    Weight loss is not always a good thing, yet it's often something that is complimented. Anney and Samantha dig into why it's complicated.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    SMNTY Classics: Black Widow, Baby

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2021 39:53

    Not the avenger. Following up on our episodes around female killers, Anney and Samantha return to the black widow killer, digging into definitions, explanations, and examples. Come get caught in our web in this classic episode.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Book Club: Revenge

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 63:48

    Yōko Ogawa's award winning collection of connected short horror stories Revenge: Eleven Dark Tales is our Halloween book club pick. Settle in with some blankets as we discuss unreliable narrators, subverted expectations and metafiction.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Happy Hour #38: The Cold War

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 29:51

    To text or not to text? That is the question. In honor of the anniversary of typing awareness indicators, or the dreaded texting dots, Anney and Samantha tackle the age old question of platonic relationships with the opposite sex in the modern age. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Facebook is Harming Teen Girls

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 63:23

    A whistleblower recently exposed that Facebook causes harm to teen girls and that higher ups not only knew about it, but profited from it and pushed it further. Bridget Todd stops by to tell us what's up.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Women Around the World: Pratima Gurung

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 10:33

    Today's inspiring woman, Pratima Gurung, is an advocate for disabled indigenous people in Nepal and worldwide.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Monday Mini Updates: An Update on Women's Gymnastics

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 10:42

    Recently, some elite American gymnasts gave some heartbreaking testimony about the FBI's mishandling of their allegations against Larry Nassar. Anney and Samantha give an update on what's going on.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    SMNTY Classics: Women <3 Monsters?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 57:01

    In our pop culture, women frequently lust after monsters. Why is that? We uncover the truth in this classic episode.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    SMNTY Double Feature: Suspiria

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 57:55

    In this very special double feature episode, we compare and contrast the two versions of the film Suspiria, and talk colors, dance, witches, motherhood, corruption, death and final girls. We also ask the question is Tilda Swinton everyone?! Mother of sighs! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Happy Hour #37: Highway Vodka

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 18:04

    Join us to relax and unwind as we sip on cocktails made with Highway Vodka while spotlighting lead distiller and general manager Codi Fuller. Bonus discussion on what we'd get up to if we were distillers included. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    The Women of Urban Legends: Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 49:34

    Dim your lights, pump up the volume and gather round for part two of our look into the women of urban legends.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Women Around the World: Isatou Ceesay

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 11:58

    In her determination to help the environment, Isatou Ceesay made a fashion statement and revolutionized opportunities for women in Gambia. Find out how in this episode.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Monday Mini: The R. Kelly Trial

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 11:44

    Anney and Samantha dig into the charges and allegations surrounding the R. Kelly trial.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    SMNTY Classics: Where Be (Female) Monsters?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2021 75:19

    Welcome to your worst (podcast) nightmare. In this classic episode, Anney and Samantha delve into the storied history of female monsters, and talk about how we can bridge the monster gender gap. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    The Women of Urban Legends: Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 40:57

    Don't say her name five times while looking in a mirror. Beware of the clicking of a high heel approaching. Anney and Samantha unearth some terrifying women of urban legends and discuss why these stories are so powerful. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Happy Hour #36: The Power of the Ugly Pic

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 29:13

    Say cheese! In an age of filters and touch-ups, taking an ugly picture can be surprisingly fun and liberating.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

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