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Find out what happens when women break the rules - those unwritten but all too real bullsh*t expectations of how we should live our lives. Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin (formerly Stuff Mom Never Told You) tackle questions through their trademark obsessive research, stories from rule-breakin’ ladies and a solid dose of delightful feminist rage.


Live Single, Pt. 1: Doing You
Jul 7 • 40 min
What if being single wasn’t sold to us as a problem to solve? In part one of three episodes exploring How to Live Single, Aminatou Sow (Call Your Girlfriend) and Shani Silver (A Single Serving Podcast) get real about how unpartnered unladies care for…
Reckon with Refinery29
Jun 30 • 49 min
A number of feminist-branded companies, including The Wing, Man Repeller and Ban.do, are reckoning with racism and employee mistreatment. This episode, we’re focusing in on the digital-media powerhouse Refinery29 and its problematic white leadership.…
Go Braless
Jun 23 • 40 min
Almost as soon as pandemic lockdowns started, homebound breasts everywhere began forgoing their bras. But how is going braless still unconventional enough to inspire viral media coverage amid a public health crisis? Breast expert Jenny Burbage joins us to…
Lift Heavy Sh*t
Jun 16 • 48 min
Weightlifting used to be boys-only exercise, but women are getting swole like never before. Cristen and Caroline find out why from competitive powerlifter Casey Johnston. Then Team USA weightlifter Mattie Rogers shares how she muscled her way to becoming…
Not Be a Karen
Jun 9 • 38 min
How do you solve a problem like white feminism? Mikki Kendall knows, and the answer isn’t being nice. From #solidarityisforwhitewomen to Hood Feminism, Mikki shares how uprooting racism within mainstream feminism became her mission, and why she makes…
Be Tori Amos
May 26 • 40 min
Tori Amos is a piano prodigy and Gen X goddess whose music was a soundtrack of third-wave feminism. Cristen and Caroline talk to her about breaking through the early 90s airwaves and find out: Why is Tori Amos such an enduring feminist icon? Unladylike: A…
Feel Your Pandemic Feels
May 19 • 44 min
‘How are you doing?’ has become a super loaded question in the days of COVID. So this episode, Cristen and Caroline find out how listeners are feeling, check in with Unladylike illustrator Tyler Feder and take a much-needed Zoom trip to the therapist to…
Get Canceled with Natalie Wynn
Apr 7 • 32 min
Contrapoints creator Natalie Wynn is among the most popular and acclaimed YouTubers, specializing in counteracting the red-pilled, radicalized voices that thrive on the platform. So why did she suddenly find herself canceled, how did she handle it, and…
Nail Manicures
Mar 31 • 41 min
From lesbian TikTok to a magical place called Mantrap, getting your nails done means way more than meets the eye. In this episode, Cristen and Caroline find out why writer Tembe Denton-Hurst feels her realest in fake nails, and documentary filmmaker Adele…
Break up with Mom
Mar 24 • 43 min
Parental estrangement is surprisingly common — and commonly misunderstood. Caroline and Cristen sort fact from fiction to find out: What happens when daughters break up with their moms? Unladylike: A Field Guide to Smashing the Patriarchy and Claiming…
Break Tattoo Taboos with Margaret Cho
Mar 17 • 40 min
How do gender, race and class color our tattoo perceptions? Comedy icon Margaret Cho breaks down the body politics of being a heavily inked Korean-American woman. Plus! Cristen and Caroline discover the original “tramp stamp,” a stick-n-poke renaissance,…
Work the Gig Economy
Mar 10 • 31 min
How can women advocate for workplace equality when they don’t have a salaried 9-to-5 with benefits? With help from Freelancers Union founder, Sara Horowitz, Cristen and Caroline troubleshoot sexism for the self-employed, contractors and tip earners.…
Crash Quinceañeras
Mar 3 • 34 min
Sweet 16 doesn’t hold a birthday candle to the quinceañera. But why has such a ladylike tradition and its poofy gowns kept partying on? You’re invited to find out, as Cristen and Caroline unwrap how today’s quinceañeras are coming of age in unladylike…
Unscramble Egg Freezing
Feb 25 • 34 min
To freeze or not to freeze? That’s today’s hottest fertility question. With help from Washington Post reporter Nicole Ellis, Cristen and Caroline find out why it suddenly seems like every ovary’s doing it, and whether egg freezing is all it’s cracked up…
Mind Mental Illness with Esmé Weijun Wang
Feb 18 • 33 min
What happens when you aren’t “the appropriate type of crazy?” Best-selling author Esmé Weijun Wang talks to Caroline and Cristen about living with schizoaffective disorder, how it shapes her ambition, and the subjectiveness of being ‘high functioning’.
Spot Scams
Feb 11 • 41 min
Cristen has a case of fraud fever, and the only cure for it is more scams! First, Jane Marie of The Dream breaks down why millions of women go for broke with multilevel marketing schemes, or MLMs. Then, Laci Mosley, aka Scam Goddess, revels in scam…
That’s So Unladylike Tour
Feb 7 • 1 min
Description: Unladylike is going on tour this spring! For tickets, go to unladylike.co/events. See y’all there!
Sober Up
Feb 4 • 32 min
From Dry January to #sobercurious, not drinking has recently taken on new meanings and more mainstream visibility. But what really happens when women sober up? Cristen and Caroline explore the grayer layers of female sobriety that get filtered out of…
Thirst with Bim Adewunmi and Nichole Perkins
Jan 28 • 41 min
Ever feel hot ‘n’ bothered — and helplessly horny? Thirst Aid Kit, a podcast hosted by Bim Adewunmi and Nichole Perkins, is here for you. Cristen and Caroline let off steam with Bim and Nicole about the evolution of thirst, the hotness of Hot Priest, and…
Tilt the Lens with Sinéad Burke
Jan 21 • 37 min
From the children’s classrooms to the Met Gala red carpet, Sinéad Burke is on a mission to tilt the lens on what accessibility looks like and whom it’s for. Cristen and Caroline find out how she navigates the world as a little person, cultivates…
Winter Break: How to Pass the Equal Rights Amendment
Dec 31, 2019 • 45 min
To wrap up our winter break, Cristen and Caroline revisit their episode on fighting for the Equal Rights Amendment. C&C talk to filmmaker and activist Kamala Lopez about the century-long fight for an ERA, why we still need one, and the unladylike power we…
Winter Break: How to Slam Dunk
Dec 24, 2019 • 47 min
Unladylike is on winter break! To celebrate, Cristen and Caroline are revisiting their favorite episodes from past seasons. This week, they take on the slam dunk. For women’s basketball, to dunk or not to dunk has long been the question. It’s the ‘wow…
Winter Break: How to Sell Weed
Dec 17, 2019 • 44 min
Caroline and Cristen are revisiting some of their favorite Unladylike episodes throughout the month of December. This week, they look into the cannabiz! Legal cannabis is America’s fastest-growing industry and reportedly one of its women-friendliest.…
Winter Break: How to Feel Sad
Dec 10, 2019 • 43 min
For the month of December, Cristen and Caroline are revisiting some of their favorite Unladylike episodes. First up, they dive into the feels. Women’s anger is all the rage, but why does showing our sadness feel weak? Nora McInerny (Terrible, Thanks For…
Flush the Poop-triarchy
Dec 3, 2019 • 41 min
By listener request, Caroline and Cristen go full potty mouth on the ladylike poop taboo and its real-deal side effects. With help from a sh*t-talking doctor and a pair of “poop friends,” they find out why women are twice as likely to have irritable…
Take Fashion Seriously
Nov 26, 2019 • 39 min
Before Mari Kondo-ing your closet, consider this: the average American throws away 80 pounds of clothes each year, and only a fifth of what’s donated survives secondhand. Unladylike producer Sam Lee takes Cristen and Caroline along on her mission to purge…
Marry Off Maiden Names
Nov 19, 2019 • 37 min
Women marrying off their “maiden names” is one of the most enduring gender traditions — and feminist conundrums. Cristen and Caroline pop the questions: What’s it really like to choose your maiden name choice, and how does family, race and sexual…
Spell ‘The L Word’ with Ilene Chaiken
Nov 12, 2019 • 41 min
In early 2000s Hollywood, Ilene Chaiken did the seemingly impossible, co-creating and running a hit TV show entirely about lesbians and queer women. But the iconic television writer, producer and occasional director is no one-hit wonder. Caroline and…
Unbridle Horse Girls with Lisa Hanawalt
Nov 5, 2019 • 38 min
Saddle up for a ride through horse-girl country. First, Bojack Horseman designer Lisa Hanawalt shares her personal horse-tery and why horse girls’ passion is so often misunderstood. Then, Cristen and Caroline ride along with writer Gray Chapman to one of…
Demystify Vaginas with Dr. Jen Gunter
Oct 29, 2019 • 42 min
For most of medical history, vulvas and vaginas have been mythologized as too dirty, dainty and/or deformed. But gynecologist Jen Gunter is on a mission to detox that douchebaggery. Cristen and Caroline get a check-up on what it really takes to take care…
Take on Politics with June Diane Raphael & Jessica Yellin
Oct 22, 2019 • 37 min
When politics feels like dumpster fire, how do we still take it on without losing our minds? Actor and activist June Diane Raphael is here to help us reconsider what running for office looks like and how to get started. Plus, former CNN chief White House…
Be ‘The Bisexual’ with Desiree Akhavan
Oct 15, 2019 • 37 min
When queerness is out of the closet, what does bisexuality even mean? For bisexual Iranian-American filmmaker Desiree Akhavan, the answer is … complicated. Cristen and Caroline talk to Desiree about fitting in, coming out and unlearning rom-com lies about…
Dive Into Fear
Oct 8, 2019 • 40 min
Underwater cave explorer Jill Heinerth has dived deeper inside Earth’s inner space than any other woman in history, pursuing one of the most dangerous jobs on the planet. This episode, Caroline and Cristen channel their inner mermaids to discover what…
How Score Equal Pay in Soccer
Oct 1, 2019 • 43 min
The US Women’s National Soccer Team might be wrapping up their World Cup victory tour, but their equal pay lawsuit is far from over. With assists from Meg Linehan of The Athletic and Maya Raghu from the National Women’s Law Center, Cristen and Caroline…
Be Da Baddest Bitch in Hip-Hop
Sep 24, 2019 • 40 min
Rap queens are rarely allowed to reign more than one at a time, but Megan Thee Stallion and City Girls are leading a whole stable of up-n-coming female emcees and hip-hop artists blowing up that ladylike standard. Bottom of the Map hosts Christina Lee and…
Own Your Talent with Ashley Nicole Black
Sep 17, 2019 • 43 min
Comedy writer and actor Ashley Nicole Black knows what she’s good at. But that almost derailed her path to landing “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” and now co-starring on HBO’s “A Black Lady Sketch Show.” Find out how Ashley flipped her life script,…
Self Help Yourself
Aug 6, 2019 • 38 min
What happens when you live out self-help advice? Cristen and Caroline find out from By the Book co-hosts Kristen Meinzer and Jolenta Greenberg. The pair has done exactly that with more than 50 self-improvement books, including The Secret, Girl Wash Your…
Wear Too Much Makeup
Jul 30, 2019 • 39 min
What happens when we wear makeup like war paint? Best-selling author R.O. Kwon confronts ‘China doll’ stereotypes with eyeshadow. Then, activist Jacob Tobia flips off the gender binary with a bold lip and five o’clock shadow. Unladylike: A Field Guide to…
Introducing The Secret Lives of Black Women
Jul 25, 2019 • 2 min
Here’s a new podcast for you! On The Secret Lives of Black Women, join close friends Charla Lauriston and Lauren Domino on their hunt for the ‘secrets’ that have helped black women flourish through the bullsh*t. They connect with guests over shared…
Kick Off High Heels at Work
Jul 23, 2019 • 43 min
After Nicola Thorp was fired for refusing to wear high heels on the job in 2015, she called bullsh*t all the way to British Parliament. Because from banks to bars, it’s not unusual for workplaces around the world to expect women to work in high heels, and…
Unladylike Hotline Advice-A-Thon
Jul 16, 2019 • 45 min
Find out what happens when C&C open the Unladylike Hotline to take listeners’ calls, live ‘n’ unrehearsed. From politics and pregnancy to breakups and bridesmaid bad vibes, y’all asked, and we answered … and probably overshared. Unladylike: A Field Guide…
Be a Phone Sex Operator
Jul 9, 2019 • 38 min
Like stripping, commercial phone sex is a form of legal sex work—AND you can do it from home in pajamas. But what does the job really entail? C & C called up longtime phone sex operator and CEO Sera Miles to find out how the craft works, what callers…
Get Schooled on Title IX
Jul 2, 2019 • 47 min
Sexual harassment is a typical part of the K-12 school day, so why do we only talk about it on college campuses? Even though Title IX enshrines harassment-free education for all students — from pre-k through higher ed — most kids don’t know it applies to…
Create Feminist Superheroes
Jun 25, 2019 • 43 min
Sana Amanat has been called the “Shonda Rhimes of Marvel Comics” and an IRL superhero. C&C explore how this awkward-teen-turned-visionary-VP has helped lead an inclusive superhero comics revolution and what it takes to create actually feminist sheroes —…
Say What You Want with Geena Davis
Jun 18, 2019 • 43 min
Geena Davis is so outspoken about Hollywood’s women problems, she founded a think-tank to bring the research receipts. But speaking up didn’t come naturally for the Academy Award winner and feminist pop cultural icon. Live from the Bentonville Film…
Solve Math Probs
Jun 11, 2019 • 48 min
Caroline and Cristen are going to couple’s therapy — for math — with educator and stereotype-disrupter, Vanessa Vakharia. Bad-at-math baggage is easy to pick up, and Vanessa’s here to teach C&C and some unladylike callers how to put it down already. All…
Wear Body Hair, Part 3
Jun 4, 2019 • 36 min
For Sikh women like Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa, head-to-toe hairiness isn’t just normal - it’s sacred. In the final episode of our three-part body hair miniseries, we follow Sukhjit as she navigates faith, feminism and baring her hair from the schoolyard to…
Wear Body Hair, Part 2
May 28, 2019 • 37 min
Hairy feminists have haunted pop culture since the suffrage days, but is it time to give up those ghosts? In part two of a three-part miniseries on body hair politics, Caroline and Cristen explore how feminism and body hair became attached at the hip, and…
Wear Body Hair, Part 1 with Sasheer Zamata
May 21, 2019 • 49 min
Pit hair might be having a moment, but more than 90 percent of American women still choose to remove it. In the first episode of a three-part miniseries spilling all our body hair secrets, Cristen and Caroline talk to comedian and actor Sasheer Zamata…
Embracing Swimsuit Season Pep Talk: Jessamyn Stanley
Apr 17, 2019 • 23 min
Help us win a Webby Award! Vote now at wbby.co/vote-pod16 We’re bringing you something special in the feed today… a pep talk! Nothing summons the body blues quite like “swimsuit season” (yes, even if you’re a feminist!). So, yoga queen Jessamyn Stanley…
Zine It Yourself
Apr 9, 2019 • 50 min
DIY zines are having an IRL revival, but it’s not the riot grrrl 90s all over again. Cristen and Caroline go on a cross-country zine-quest to find out why these handmade mags mean so much to today’s creators, fans and librarians alike. Help us win a Webby…
Curse Like a F*cking Lady
Apr 2, 2019 • 44 min
Why is cursing still considered so effing unladylike, and how does swearing affect how women are heard? Caroline and Cristen decode the unspoken gender rules in our taboo talk with Australian linguist Kate Burridge who knows pretty much everything you’d…
Toot Your Own Horn
Mar 26, 2019 • 45 min
From band class to the orchestra pit, girls are rarely encouraged to toot their own horns. In fact, brass sections are one of the boys-clubbiest corners of the musical world. To find out the wild reasons why, Cristen and Caroline talk to sexism-slaying…
Free the 90s Bitch
Mar 19, 2019 • 44 min
The 1990s were supposed to be the “decade of women,” but it became all about the bitches instead. Caroline and Cristen put on their velvet chokers for a feminist 90s-nostalgia trip with journalist Allison Yarrow, author of 90s Bitch: Media, Culture, and…
Be Brutally Honest BFFs with Allison Raskin and Gaby Dunn
Mar 12, 2019 • 45 min
How do you stay honest with your besties - even when the truth might hurt? Few know better than comedy partners Gaby Dunn and Allison Raskin. Through their popular YouTube channel and new podcast, Just Between Us, Gaby and Allison (aka Gallison) have…
Feel Sad :(
Mar 5, 2019 • 43 min
Women’s anger is all the rage, but why does showing our sadness feel weak? Nora McInerny from the podcast Terrible, Thanks For Asking shares how she started claiming her sadness space, even while falling in love again. Then, Therapy for Black Girls…
Tie the Knot
Feb 26, 2019 • 45 min
Birth control is relatively easy to come by — so long as it’s temporary. But if you’re young and/or childfree, permanent birth control (aka sterilization) remains a stunningly controversial choice to choose. To find out why, Cristen and Caroline join…
Turn 30 with Amanda Seales
Feb 19, 2019 • 42 min
Comedian and actor Amanda Seales is having a breakout moment - on her own terms. Cristen and Caroline talk to the hilarious gem-dropper and self-identified late-bloomer about why turning 30 was a major milestone for finding authentic success and…
Fall in Love with Herpes
Feb 12, 2019 • 43 min
Herpes is super common and manageable but it’s constantly the butt of jokes. And that punchline stigma can throw a major wrench into romance. So, this Valentine’s Day, we’re unpacking the herpes rom-com with help from two Unladylike listeners who get real…
Slay Sexism Like a Professional
Feb 5, 2019 • 48 min
When workplace sexism smacks us in the lady lumps, we can’t always just clock out. So how can we handle it like a pro? Cristen and Caroline talk to author and podcaster Hillary Frank about her skirmish with the “special misogyny” that transformed her…
Leave Dietland, Pt. 2
Jan 29, 2019 • 47 min
In part two of our unladylike diet culture detox, Cristen and Caroline confront how body issues bond mothers and daughters and the subtle slimming messages we’re fed by our families. They also uncover an historical bombshell about white feminism and…
Leave Dietland, Pt. 1 with Joy Nash
Jan 22, 2019 • 40 min
Each new year serves up a new season of empty weight-loss promises and pressure to size down. But what if we could detox from diet culture and claim our space instead? In this first episode of a two-part series, Cristen and Caroline head to America’s…
BONUS - Focus On: The Equal Rights Amendment
Jan 18, 2019 • 4 min
We’ve got a brand new season coming your way starting January 22! But in the meantime, we’re sharing something we think you’ll like. Our friends at Focus Features have a podcast episode all about the Equal Rights Amendment. And it’s hosted by some voices…
#FreeTheVibrator
Dec 4, 2018 • 45 min
Y’all, we are on a mission to #FreeTheVibrator from society’s ladylike hangups. Because even though women founders, designers, and engineers are increasingly claiming their space in today’s booming, $15-billion sex toy and sextech industries, the biz…
Find a Lesbian Bar
Nov 27, 2018 • 44 min
Did you know that San Francisco, aka America’s queer capital, is currently home to ZERO bars exclusively for queer women? Ditto for Los Angeles, Portland, Chicago, New Orleans, and a growing number of cities around the country. So why have lesbian bars…
Slam Dunk
Nov 20, 2018 • 46 min
To dunk or not to dunk? For women’s basketball, this has long been the question. It’s the ‘wow factor’ that WNBA haters often point to as proof that the women’s game doesn’t deserve the fandom, fame and fortune that the guys get. But will more women…
Get A Rape Kit
Nov 13, 2018 • 51 min
This is not another depressing AF story about the rape kit backlog. Instead, unladylike hero and sexual assault nurse examiner Trisha Sheridan tells Cristen and Caroline everything we didn’t know we needed to know about what’s in a rape kit and how could…
Run for President
Nov 6, 2018 • 46 min
Even if women sweep the 2018 midterm elections, they will still occupy less than a third of congressional seats. So, what does the political pipeline look like for today’s Tracy Flicks and Olivia Popes who are dreaming about running in tomorrow’s…
Be Positively Morbid
Oct 30, 2018 • 46 min
As morticians, funeral directors, taxidermists, and all-around mortality enthusiasts, women of the death-positive movement are out to radically disrupt — and reclaim — our end-of-life culture and care. Order of the Good Death director Sarah Chavez helps…
Diagnose Gaslighting Docs
Oct 23, 2018 • 44 min
Women go to the doctor more often than men but our aches and pains tend to be taken less seriously by physicians. To learn more about why patients are losing their patience, Cristen and Caroline talk to Allison Behringer about how her mystifying…
Unladylike Presents: This Is the Author
Oct 16, 2018 • 8 min
As y’all know, we released our book a couple weeks ago, Unladylike: A Field Guide to Smashing the Patriarchy and Claiming Your Space. And as part of recording our audiobook, we were invited to make an episode of This is The Author, a podcast about authors…
Change A Tire
Oct 16, 2018 • 47 min
Don’t know jack about loosening lug nuts and swapping in a spare? You’re definitely not alone. But why don’t more women know how to change a tire? And where did the boys-only rules about car care come from anyway? Today, C&C investigate with one…
Unladylike Presents: Sold In America
Oct 10, 2018 • 35 min
Here’s something new from the team here at Stitcher: Journalist and activist Noor Tagouri grew up thinking she knew everything about sex trafficking in the U.S. But when she embarks on a deeply personal, deeply reported journey, taking listeners into the…
Report on Sex Work with Noor Tagouri
Oct 9, 2018 • 39 min
The commercial sex work economy is ancient, vast, and constantly misrepresented by police and pop culture alike. With the help of Noor Tagouri, a Muslim-American journalist and host of the new podcast Sold in America, Cristen and Caroline explore the…
Pep Talk: Supreme Rage Edition
Oct 5, 2018 • 11 min
Y’all pissed? Us, too. As America rings in a year since Harvey Weinstein’s comeuppance with a Supreme Court confirmation vote for Brett “I Like Beer” Kavanaugh, we humbly offer a pep talk for putting our feminist rage to good use.
Smash the Patriarchy
Oct 2, 2018 • 46 min
Ever feel lost in a patriarchal wilderness where “boys will be boys,” but girls must be ladies? Then do we have a field guide for you! In a special behind-the-book episode, Cristen and Caroline sit down with senior producer Abigail to get up close ’n’…
Ruffle Feathers
Sep 25, 2018 • 47 min
Birdwatching is one of the fastest-growing outdoor hobbies, but don’t let its daintyfied, kitchen-window connotations fool you. Point your binoculars in the right direction, and you’ll spot a nest of unladylike passions, persistence and politics that have…
Handle Sh*t White Girls Say with Franchesca Ramsey
Sep 18, 2018 • 47 min
In 2012, Franchesca Ramsey got famous overnight with her viral YouTube video, “Shit White Girls Say to Black Girls.” She was instantly crowned a queen of internet call-outs about race, identities, and social injustice. So why did her dream-come-true also…
Be Girl Friends
Aug 7, 2018 • 45 min
Women’s friendships: life-affirming sisterhood or hotbed of mean-girlness? From pop culture to politics, galpals are all the rage right now, so why aren’t they taken more seriously? With help from girls at Camp Farwell and friendship author Kayleen…
Dress for Success
Jul 31, 2018 • 38 min
Workplace fashion police are tough to please—especially for women and non-binary folks. But with the help of Unladylike listeners, Cristen and Caroline strip down the sexism of professional appearance standards and find out if it’s possible for women to…
Be a Bad Mom
Jul 24, 2018 • 43 min
Moms aren’t supposed to admit it, but loving your kids can also come with not loving—and possibly regretting—becoming a parent at all. Caroline and Cristen explore this taboo territory and its maternal instinct mythology with help from a couple bad…
Put on Your Face
Jul 17, 2018 • 53 min
In a time of political panic, why is beauty and skincare booming like never before? During the first-ever Unladylike live show, Cristen and Caroline get way more than skin-deep with Buzzfeed writer and Thirst Aid Kit co-host Bim Adewunmi and New Yorker…
Stop Getting Screwed in the SCOTUS
Jul 10, 2018 • 44 min
If Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg could add anything to the US Constitution, it would be an Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)—and Cristen and Caroline are on a mission to make that happen. Today, we talk to filmmaker and activist Kamala Lopez about…
Reboot Sexist Robots
Jul 3, 2018 • 44 min
The robot future is female, but can it be feminist? Gendered digital assistants like Alexa are here to make our lives easier, yet all this artificial intelligence comes with retrograde human baggage (and unnecessary boobs). Caroline and Cristen…
Survive Menopause
Jun 26, 2018 • 40 min
Although it’s as old as ovaries, menopause remains medically mysterious and more unmentionable than menstruation, something guests Nina Lorez Collins and Krysta Rodriguez are totally over. Today, Cristen and Caroline get hot-flashed ‘n’ bothered…
Tell a Rape Joke
Jun 19, 2018 • 40 min
Are rape jokes having a #MeToo moment? Caroline and Cristen talk to comic Cameron Esposito about her new stand-up special, ‘Rape Jokes,’ and discover a history of this humor that’ll change how y’all hear rape jokes today. Trigger warning: This episode…
Have the 🤑 Talk
Jun 12, 2018 • 44 min
When you think “having the talk,” you might think birds and bees. Far more cringe-worthy? Money. Today, things get personal as Cristen and Caroline chat with Bad with Money podcast host Gaby Dunn about how to talk about finances in your relationship — and…
Argue Your Case with Imani Gandy
Jun 5, 2018 • 43 min
As the Supreme Court rolls the dice with women’s and LGBTQ people’s rights, how do you channel your rage and choose your battles? Cristen and Caroline talk with Rewire.News legal analyst — and self-described Angry Black Lady — Imani Gandy about issues…
Shoot a Gun
May 29, 2018 • 47 min
Women overwhelmingly buy guns for self-defense, but statistics show guns escalate violence across the board. Cristen and Caroline talk with two firearms fans to find out how much that feeling of safety is worth — and what’s at the root of women’s fear.…
Swipe Right with Nicole Byer
May 22, 2018 • 41 min
Comedian Nicole Byer is single, loves sex and has the dildo Tinder profile pic to prove it. But she’s starting to realize that getting laid can be way easier than going steady. Hear Nicole dish to Cristen and Caroline about being horny, hilarious, and…
Extra Unladylike: How to Come Out of the Cannabis Closet
Apr 20, 2018 • 17 min
In our Extra Unladylike 4/20 bonus episode, we meet Becca Grumet, a member of the weedia. (Yes, that’s weed + media and yes, we made it up!) Becca tells Cristen and Caroline about writing her magnum opus—Weed Shop: The Musical. And how her identities as a…
Sell Weed
Apr 10, 2018 • 43 min
Legal cannabis is America’s fastest-growing industry—and reportedly one of its women-friendliest. Cristen and Caroline sort the hype from the hangups around women and cannabis with help from three “ganjapreneurs” who are having their Big Weed Brownie—and…
Be a Sex Queen
Apr 3, 2018 • 35 min
Kaz Lucas wants to start a sexual revolution with her microphone. But is her native Kenya ready to listen? The host and creator of Kenya’s ultra sex-positive podcast, The Spread, tells Cristen and Caroline what it means to really own your sexuality in a…
Break the Silence
Mar 27, 2018 • 42 min
Rosie Batty did everything victims of domestic abuse are told they should do. But it didn’t prevent her estranged ex-partner from brutally murdering their only child four years ago, in Melbourne, Australia. Our producer, Clare Rawlinson, returns home to…
Nanny Up
Mar 20, 2018 • 38 min
Behind every Sheryl Sandberg, there’s a pink-collar workforce of caregivers and housekeepers who makes her success sustainable. So Cristen and Caroline want to know: what does “leaning in” look like for them? Ai-jen Poo and Allison Julien of the National…
Be a Mormon Feminist
Mar 13, 2018 • 45 min
Major religions come with major women problems, but that hasn’t stopped feminists of faith from trying to smash religious patriarchy from the inside. Today, Cristen and Caroline talk to Kate Kelly, who did just that in her most sacred community:…
Find Your Origin Story with Kulap Vilaysack
Mar 6, 2018 • 36 min
When showrunner and filmmaker Kulap Vilaysack realized that a part of her felt missing, she did what comes naturally and made it an onscreen project. Cristen and Caroline talk to Kulap about navigating relationships with her Laotian refugee parents and…
Break the Bronze Ceiling
Feb 27, 2018 • 36 min
More than 90 percent of American public statues are of dudes, and that monumental gender gap persists around the globe. Today, Cristen and Caroline talk to Diane Carlson Evans, a veteran who spent 10 years fighting for the first memorial to military women…
Be a Boss Witch
Feb 20, 2018 • 41 min
Mystical vibes may be hot right now, but some career witches worry it’s a recipe for double double toil and trouble. Cristen and Caroline discover witchcraft lite, #witchesofinstagram and the “spiritual industrial complex” as they find out what happens…
Galpal with Aparna Nancherla and Jo Firestone
Feb 13, 2018 • 41 min
To celebrate Galentine’s Day, C&C kick back with comedians Aparna Nancherla and Jo Firestone for realtalk about their star-crossed friendship, puberty horrors, and womanhood hilarity. Plus, the debut of our ‘Ask a Grandma’ advice segment with Unladylike’s…
Get a Yoga Body with Jessamyn Stanley
Feb 6, 2018 • 45 min
When you scroll through yoga icon Jessamyn Stanley’s Instagram feed, you’ll see images that look pretty different from the average ‘yoga’ google image results. Today, Jessamyn gets real about how she embraced her yoga body and claimed space on the mat as…
Ride a Bicycle
Jan 30, 2018 • 37 min
Susan B. Anthony once called bicycles the ticket to “free, untrammeled womanhood” … but can women really pedal their way to empowerment? Cristen and Caroline investigate the complicated history of bicycles and catcalling, and talk to a modern, badass bike…
Pay for an Abortion
Jan 23, 2018 • 35 min
In the premiere episode of Unladylike, Cristen and Caroline tackle one of life’s most unladylike practicalities: abortion. But even though one in three U.S. women will have an abortion, how much they cost is any uterus’ guess. We’ll hear from three women…
Introducing Unladylike
Jan 8, 2018 • 2 min
Hold on to your maxi pads y’all: Unladylike is coming on January 23rd! Find out what happens when women break the rules with hosts Cristen and Caroline’s trademark obsessive research, stories from rule-breakin’ ladies and a solid dose of delightful…