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Mini-Ep: Maria Had a Baby!
Nov 13, 2017 • 20 min
Missed us? We’ve been busy…in Maria’s case, making a BABY! (Among other things.) In this mini episode we check in about maternal health numbers in the US (not amazing), the experience of becoming a mother (pretty sweet, but keep yer grains of salt handy),…
S3E6 - Season 3 Gab: Taking Stock, Making Resolutions
Jan 6, 2017 • 24 min
One year is over, another just begun! In this mid-season gab we talk about how to look back over the past year and share strategies for making New Year’s resolutions that stick. Discover the official Noorain Khan method for taking stock at the end of a…
S3E5 - Poetry
Dec 22, 2016 • 42 min
Does the prospect of reading a poem send you into panicked memories of 11th grade English class? FEAR NOT! Poetry doesn’t have to be like that! In this episode we find out how it’s secretly all around us in the best ways, use theory to kill the author and…
S3E4 - Gifts
Dec 7, 2016 • 38 min
S3E3 - International Activism
Nov 24, 2016 • 43 min
Want to go out and change the world? Great! WE NEED IT. But how to avoid doing more harm than good, especially when working for people from other contexts and cultures? We dig into this tricky question with Dr. Ryan Richard Thoreson: human rights lawyer,…
S3 Replay: Progressive Patriotism
Nov 10, 2016 • 30 min
Following the 2016 election results, we’ve decided to share our vision for America at its best. So we’re re-releasing our episode on patriotism from Season Two. In it, we talk about what it means to be both progressive and patriotic, and describe our…
S3E2 - Restorative Justice
Oct 27, 2016
Ready to rethink what justice might look like in courts, schools, nations, and even our personal lives? In this episode, we take on restorative justice, the fledgling movement to engage victims and perpetrators (yes, we know, a loaded word!) of all kinds…
S3E1 - Self Help
Oct 19, 2016 • 32 min
Lifehacks, Oprah, The Secret…who CAN’T use a little self-help to maximize their personal and professional lives? We kick off Season 3 by diving into self help and celebrity advice culture, exploring both what’s great about them and their darker sides. We…
S2E8 - Aliens: Where is everybody???
Jun 8, 2016 • 28 min
Hey—is anyone out there? In our last official episode of Season 2, we talk about whether humans are actually alone in the universe with the help of theories from physicists, philosophers, and Champagne Papi. JK. Kind of. From the Fermi Paradox to the…
S2E7 - Do-It-Yourself Theory and the Crafting Comeback
May 25, 2016
From craft brewing to knitting, when did acting like we’re home on the range get so cool? And why is it so satisfying to can your own jar of jam, hand-build a table, or make a quilt? This week we take on the history, culture, and politics of hipster…
S2E6 - Season 2 Gab: Bold Transformations & Cozy Routines
May 12, 2016 • 24 min
Here in our mid-season grab-bag of chilled out convo, we take a break from theory to gab: we reflect on some of the amazing experiences we had as teenagers that made us into the people we are today. From socially conscious scouting to international…
S2E5 - Aging: Like Wine or Milk?
Apr 28, 2016 • 30 min
Hi In Theoryites—we’re back and talking about getting older! Especially as women who’ve crossed into the brave new world of being thirtysomethings. That means we’ve got on point theory for you related to andro-centrisim + biological determinism, and how…
S2E4 - Destination: VACATION
Apr 13, 2016 • 31 min
Ever tried to cram a year’s worth of relaxation, adventure, and bonding into your precious few vacation days? Had a meltdown while lost down the TripAdvisor rabbit hole? Got down on yourself for feeling unproductive and wanting to ditch? This time Noorain…
S2E3 - Patriotic Party in the U.S.A.!
Mar 30, 2016 • 30 min
America? F YEAH— in this episode we take patriotism back from the haters and talk about our own progressive brown lady versions of loving up on our country. We share personal stories, like the creepy Scandinavian encounter that got Maria defending the red…
S2E2 - Food for Thought
Mar 16, 2016 • 45 min
If you are what you eat…what does that make us as Americans today?! In this MEGA-EP we’re talking about food: how it gets produced, its impact on people, animals, and the environment, and how to make better decisions in the grocery store. We are super…
S2E1 - Periods: Surfing the Crimson Wave
Mar 2, 2016 • 24 min
Hey you! In Theory’s back for Season 2 and we’re taking on menstruation! Ever wondered why we have periods? (No really - WHYYYYY??? ) We’ve got answers for you! Turns out that menstruation is full of theory to be unpacked. This week we discuss menstrual…
Interview with Noorain & Maria: Part 2
Feb 24, 2016 • 22 min
Here it is, the exciting second half of our interview! Just one week away from the official start of S2…
Interview with Noorain & Maria: Part 1
Feb 17, 2016 • 17 min
Missed us? We’re (almost) back! In the weeks leading up to Season 2 we’re releasing this two-part interview with your co-hosts…and introducing our fab new team member Olive! Listen in for the inside scoop on how Maria and Noorain met, how the podcast came…
Mini-Ep: Have an Unnecessarily Sexy Halloween!
Oct 27, 2015 • 13 min
BOO! Need help picking out what to wear for Halloween? We’re interrupting our own hiatus to dish on the wide range of awesomely horrific ways companies have sexed up women’s and girls’ Halloween costumes, from sexy pumpkins to sexy pizza rat (yes that…
Episode 9: Our Country Music Obsession Confession
Oct 1, 2015
Feels so right, feels so wrong, now we’re crying, now we’re running back for more… Tale of a bad ex? Nope! It’s our flat-out love affair with country music. Join us in the last episode of Season 1 as we reveal all our feels about this much-abused genre,…
Episode 8: Our Quantified / Cyborg Selves
Sep 16, 2015
Is your Fitbit turning you into a cyborg? In this week’s podcast we explore the Quantified Self Movement, which encourages gathering data about ourselves in the quest for self-improvement. We get into what this means for our culture of maximization and…
Episode 7: A Crash Course in Apocalyptic Prophecy
Sep 3, 2015 • 35 min
From the folks on the street distributing pamphlets about Armageddon to the rise of survivalists and doomsday preppers, the apocalypse seems to be everywhere. In this episode we get a crash course in the end of the world as we know it from Dr. Anbara…
Season 1 Gab: SHORTS! on Celebrities, Noorain’s Wedding, News, & Vacations
Aug 19, 2015 • 30 min
It’s summer and In Theory brings you some shorts that we’ve recorded over the past few months that are just a little bit shorter and little bit sweeter! Perfect for between quick dips in the water at the beach. CELEBRITIES: First we get why we love to…
Episode 6: Paleoworld
Aug 5, 2015 • 26 min
What is it about our paleolithic ancestors that makes us (and celebs from Miley Cyrus to Matthew McConaughey) want to adopt their hunter-gatherer ways? This week, we take on the Paleo Diet and explore the notion that getting back to our Stone Age roots…
Episode 5: Wedding industrial complex bells are ringing
Jul 22, 2015 • 26 min
Going to the chapel of love? Time to talk about the billion-dollar wedding industry! We take you through the stats and checklists of wedding planning, and give the low-down on the capitalist origins of some major Big Day traditions. Get ready to rethink…
Episode 4: Childhood: those golden years (or are they?)
Jul 9, 2015
Episode 3: Cultural Appropriation!
Jun 25, 2015 • 26 min
This time we talk about cultural appropriation: What is it? How can you know? Is eating a taco cultural appropriation? We get into the roles of context, history, and power disparities in answering these questions…plus more on tattoo fails, pop music, some…
Episode 2: Why are people so nasty to women on the Internet?
Jun 14, 2015 • 24 min
In this episode, we take a look at the dark sexist underbelly of the Internet. We discuss examples in blogging (like the explosive reactions to posts by a gluten-free woman food blogger), gaming, and social media. In the process, we take up the…
Episode 1: Yup, there’s a Military-Entertainment Complex…
May 29, 2015 • 23 min
We kick off In Theory by diving into the military-entertainment complex. In this episode, we figure out how ISIS co-opted one of the most successful video games of all time and that gets us to Top Gun, Katniss Everdeen, and theories of nationhood…