A Few Things with Claire and Erica

A Few Things with Claire and Erica

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Hosts Claire Mazur and Erica Cerulo, co-founders of the emerging design site Of a Kind, expand upon the theme of their highly popular “10 Things” newsletter to share their latest and greatest discoveries.
156: Nike’s Coach Bennett on Why Running Makes Everything Better
Jan 14 • 43 min
We’re re-running some of our favorite episodes from the archive! Originally aired 10.24.18. This week, Claire and Erica talk all things running with Coach Bennett, motivational guide and total athletic powerhouse (his résumé includes a four-minute…
145: On Choosing —and Not Choosing—Motherhood
Jan 6 • 48 min
We’re re-running some of our favorite episodes from the archive! Originally aired 8.20.18. Today, a topic that’s been much-requested by our listeners: parenthood! Claire and Erica share their own personal decisions, some recommended reading, and a…
163: Top-Notch Advice on Long-Distance Relationships
Dec 27, 2018 • 22 min
This week, Claire and Erica sit down with longtime pal Julie Alvin, SVP of content strategy at Refinery29 and self-certified expert on how to make a long-distance relationship (or in her case, marriage) thrive. She makes it feel quite aspirational….
162: The Story Behind Our New Favorite Ingredient
Dec 16, 2018 • 43 min
This week on the podcast, we’ve got a fellow work wife on—her name’s Amy Zitelman, and along with her sisters Shelby and Jackie, she runs Soom Foods, source of the creamiest, dreamiest tahini we’ve ever tasted. She’s sharing hard-earned…
“161: The Food Blogger Behind Half Baked Harvest Is Here To Solve Your Cooking Woes “
Dec 10, 2018 • 38 min
Today in soft news, there’s a lot going down in the realm of stuffed animals, and Claire and Erica have the whole scoop. But an even more delightful subject is their interview with the food blogger and recent cookbook author Tieghan Gerard. The…
160: A Much-Needed and Extra Fun Best of 10 Things Episode
Dec 3, 2018 • 47 min
This week, Claire and Erica are bringing you another round of highlights from their weekly 10 Things newsletter. Read on for all sorts of easy and delicious ways to upgrade your life.
159: A Compelling Case for the Handwritten Thank You Note
Nov 26, 2018 • 36 min
This week, Claire and Erica get totally inspired by Gina Hamadey, the mind behind the brilliant project Thank You Year. What is this undertaking exactly? It involves Gina, a freelance writer and editor (who previously worked at places like Oprah…
158: Grace Bonney Gives Us the Scoop on Her New Magazine That’s All About Being Real
Nov 19, 2018 • 37 min
We’ve loved us some Grace Bonney for a long while (see: this A Few Things ep featuring her and her lovely and talented wife Julia Turshen). So Claire and Erica were especially thrilled to get to talk to the Design*Sponge founder about her new…
157: Katie Sturino on Good Body Vibes, Great Fashion, and Making a Pet IG Famous
Nov 12, 2018 • 39 min
This week, Claire and Erica talk with fall in love with Katie Sturino, founder of style blog The 12ish Style, dog momager to these famous pups, and the mind behind Megababe, the internet’s most empowering female hygiene brand. Clearly, there’s…
156: Nike’s Coach Bennett on Why Running Makes Everything Better
Nov 5, 2018 • 43 min
This week, Claire and Erica talk all things running with Coach Bennett, motivational guide and total athletic powerhouse (his résumé includes a four-minute mile!). On the docket: how meditation practice plays into his running philosophy, who should…
155: Our Best Not-New Discoveries
Oct 29, 2018 • 35 min
In this very dairy-heavy episode, Claire and Erica are talking ice cream cakes, miniature coffee creamers (officially known as milkettes!), and more things that you’ve probably heard of—but maybe don’t appreciate as much as you should. P.S….
154: Angela Garbes on Doing Things Like a Mother
Oct 22, 2018 • 42 min
This week, we got to break it down with Angela Garbes, a total badass and the author of Like a Mother: A Feminist Journey Through the Science and Culture of Pregnancy, the only parenting book Claire insisted her husband read immediately. But having or…
153: Glory Edim on Diversifying Your Bookshelf
Oct 15, 2018 • 38 min
This week, Glory Edim stops by to talk about founding and building the Well-Read Black Girl community—and what it was like editing some of the best writers in the whole dang world for her new anthology of the same name. P.S. It’s fall! Which means…
152: Fall into the Latest Best of 10 Things
Oct 8, 2018 • 31 min
It’s baaack—and we’re not just talking about crisp weather. This week, Claire and Erica are bringing you another round of highlights from their weekly 10 Things newsletter. Read on for all sorts of easy and delicious ways to upgrade your life. …
151: Let’s Get into It with the Biz Whiz Behind Create & Cultivate
Oct 1, 2018 • 35 min
Bring on the fellow female entrepreneurs! This week, Claire and Erica are chatting with Jaclyn Johnson, creator of the wildly empowering Create & Cultivate conference. Oh yeah, and she’s a newly published author, too! Hit play to hear all about…
150: Maternity Fitness and Some Amazing Things You Might Already Know About
Sep 24, 2018 • 48 min
This week, Claire’s talking about the highs and lows of getting workouts in while expecting, and then we dive into all sorts of other great finds that aren’t fresh enough to make into 10 Things but that are still very much worth knowing about….
149: Meet Your New Favorite News Journalist, Alicia Menendez
Sep 17, 2018 • 31 min
148: A Very Snacky Best of 10 Things
Sep 10, 2018 • 35 min
This week, Claire and Erica’s last dispatch from L.A. is a real snack mix—with a couple of bonus Best of 10 Things nods thrown in for good measure. P.S. Word Notebooks will forever be an Of a Kind favorite, and you can snag a three-pack for 10% off with…
147: Wine Times with the Whiz Who Is Helen Johannesen
Sep 3, 2018 • 32 min
This week, fruit is front and center—first, Claire and Erica break down why and how they’re eating all the watermelon, and then it’s onto grapes with wine guru Helen Johannesen, the cutting-edge beverage director for the restaurants in the Jon & Vinny’s…
146: What to Expect When Claire’s Expecting
Aug 27, 2018 • 41 min
So, last week was a big one, and this week we’re doing a deeper dive into motherhood and pregnancy, talking all about Claire’s experience growing a human so far. Listen on for reading lists, shopping tips, and a least one toy that this fetus won’t be…
145: On Choosing —and Not Choosing—Motherhood
Aug 20, 2018 • 32 min
We’re baaack. And we’re jumping right in with a topic that’s been much-requested by our listeners: parenthood! Claire and Erica share their own personal decisions, some recommended reading, and a little bit of news. (We missed you, too.) P.S. We’ve been…
116: Talkin’ Shop with the Founder of Ban.do, The Most Fun Brand This Side of the Web
Aug 13, 2018 • 36 min
We’re highlighting some of our favorite past episodes! Original air date 1.8.18. If you properly appreciate the mood-boosting power of a fun phone case, you’ve probably come across Ban.do. The pop-culture-heavy accessories line is the brainchild of Jen…
122: All the Books We Can’t Wait to Read and Listener Mailbag!
Aug 6, 2018 • 41 min
We’re highlighting some of our favorite past episodes! Originally aired 2.18.18. In this episode, Claire and Erica are responding to some particularly noteworthy messages they’ve gotten recently, and chat about all the amazing books they can’t wait to…
103: Joe Holder, Trainer to the Stars (and Claire!), on All Things Exercise
Jul 30, 2018 • 28 min
We’re revisiting some of our favorite episodes! In this one, originally aired 10.2.17, Joe Holder, aka @ochosystem, talks about why getting your head right is more important than getting your body tight.
144: Glynnis MacNicol Has So Much to Say About Being a Woman in Her Forties
Jul 23, 2018 • 31 min
After Claire and Erica talk TSA, yogurt parfaits, and the intersection of the two, they have a chat with Glynnis MacNicol, whose new memoir No One Tells You This is about turning forty as a single women with no kids—and just how satisfying that can be.…
143: Claire Wasserman on Doing Her Part to End the Wage Gap
Jul 16, 2018 • 27 min
On this week’s episode, Claire and Erica have a topic hot off the garlic presses: whether or not those little kitchen devices actually work. And speaking of work, Claire Wasserman, the powerhouse founder of Ladies Get Paid, stops by to talk closing the…
142: Why Older Athletes Are Thriving, with the Guy Who Wrote a Book on It
Jul 9, 2018 • 38 min
On this episode, Claire and Erica are pondering a cashless economy—and what that that means for the bankless. They’re also talking about how big-money athletes are staying stronger, longer, with Jeff Bercovici, the San Francisco bureau chief of Inc.…
141: A Grocery-Centric Round of Listener Feedback
Jul 2, 2018 • 17 min
A few weeks ago, Claire and Erica came clean about the dirty truth that they’re not so into washing produce—and you people had some opinions (and tips!) about that. You also delivered some brilliant ideas for using up a can of chipotle peppers and…
140: A Mixed Bag of Things We Can’t Put in 10 Things
Jun 25, 2018 • 38 min
Claire and Erica are diving right in this week with the topic of showering at night. Is it worth the effort, really? That’s just the first of many groundbreaking topics covered this week, including crosswords and even more alternative mylks. P.S. Speaking…
139: We’re Reading Author Rumaan Alam Loud and Clear
Jun 18, 2018 • 49 min
We’re kicking off this week with an overdue (and not overly long) Alex update! Then! We’ve got the brilliantly insightful author and editor Rumaan Alam on the record about his second novel That Kind of Mother, which explores family, race, motherhood, and…
138: Alex Capano Schools Us on Women’s Health Issues and Cannabinoids
Jun 11, 2018 • 27 min
On this episode of A Few Things, Claire and Erica sit down with Alex Capano, DNP, CRNP, FNP-BC (tl;dr she knows her medicine!). You can just think of her as your friendly neighborhood expert on reproductive sexual medicine and cannabinoids. P.S. Speaking…
137: We TB with D C-T! Authors Joana Avillez and Molly Young
Jun 4, 2018 • 30 min
This week on A Few Things, Claire and Erica chat with writer Molly Young and illustrator Joana Avillez about their new NYC-themed book of illustrated word puzzles, D C-T! It’s exactly as charming as they are. P.S. Code cherry red: The Megan Huntz Charlie…
136: Anthonia Akitunde on Showing Up for Moms of Color
May 24, 2018 • 28 min
This week, Claire and Erica go deep with Anthonia Akitunde, the founder of Mater Mea, a website that shares stories of black motherhood. Take a listen and keep her in your sights—there’s a lot more where this convo came from. P.S. Add mancala to your list…
135: Getting Bubbly with Sommelier Jordan Salcito
May 21, 2018 • 34 min
You don’t have to pour a glass of wine to listen to this episode, but it would be appropriate: Claire and Erica are chatting with Jordan Salcito, Momofuku wine whiz, co-founder of Bellus Wines, and creator of Ramona, a very refreshing, canned take on a…
134: A Super-Satisfying Installment of Best of 10 Things
May 14, 2018 • 41 min
Hungry for another Best of 10 Things? Prime recs comin’ right up! Claire’s living her best #taconight life, Erica’s got new bingeable TV, and—well, we don’t want to give too much away before you dive in. P.S. While you’re at it, get our most popular dress…
133: We Can’t Get Enough of Mary H.K. Choi, Author of Emergency Contact
May 7, 2018 • 49 min
This week on A Few Things, we’ve got Mary H.K. Choi, a.k.a. @choitotheworld, a.k.a. the brilliantly badass writer whose debut novel, Emergency Contact, is charming existing YA fans and converting new ones, both. P.S. We’re gearing up for sunny weather in…
132: Wake Up—It’s Time for Claire’s Morning Routine!
Apr 30, 2018 • 33 min
Ready for the very fascinating rundown of how Claire gets revved up in the A.M.? You’ve come to the right place. In this ep, she makes a strong case for drinking coffee while lying down, taking a bunch o’ morning mirror selfies, and giving yourself plenty…
131: Olivia Milch on Making the Movies We All Deserve
Apr 23, 2018 • 42 min
First things first: Claire and Erica have quick updates on the competitive alpaca scene and the conclusion of The Great HDVB Shortage of 2018. Then—even more excitingly, if you can believe it—Olivia Milch joins us to talk about her first feature film…
130: Loads of Pro Tips from the Dynamic Interior-Design Duo of Jesse Parris-Lamb
Apr 16, 2018 • 50 min
While we wait for the spring part of spring cleaning to kick in, Claire and Erica sat down to chat all things interior with fellow work wives and design gurus Amanda Jesse and Whitney Parris-Lamb, who are responsible for making Claire’s new place really…
129: Rise and Shine—It’s Erica’s Morning Routine!
Apr 9, 2018 • 32 min
This week, Erica shows us how she gets up and at ‘em, and we wonder why this Alpaca Championship in her hometown of Peoria, Illinois, didn’t get as much coverage as March Madness. P.S. Definitely take a page from the alpacas and put your best face forward…
128: Fact-Checking with Misinformation Expert Rex Sorgatz!
Apr 2, 2018 • 35 min
Call this the conspiracy-theory ep, if you like: After we revisit the oh-so-mysterious HDVB (Häagen-Dazs Vanilla Bean) shortage, we sit down with Rex Sorgatz, authority on all things hoax-y, misinformed, and just plain false. He literally wrote the book…
127: Dan Frommer on How to Score All the Points
Mar 26, 2018 • 49 min
Claire and Erica talk with Dan Frommer, creator of the Points Party newsletter, about which credit cards truly give you a bang for your buck. P.S. Don’t give up on dry shampoo just yet: La Tierra Sagrada’s smells great, absorbs fast, and is 10% off with…
126: Fake Ketchup and Real Celeb Talents on the Latest Best of 10 Things Ep!
Mar 19, 2018 • 29 min
125: A Very Sudsy Body Wash v. Soap Roundtable
Mar 12, 2018 • 36 min
Ok, it’s time for the great soap and body wash debate of 2018, and we brought in two beauty pros, Britt Aboutaleb and Claire Carusillo, to work us into a lather. P.S. Vote with your dollars! If you want! Daughter of the Land Hair and Body Shampoo Bar,…
124: Things You Can’t Say in 10 Things, Armie Hammer Edition
Mar 5, 2018 • 34 min
Our weekly 10 Things newsletter (sign up for it here!) is dedicated to Claire and Erica’s latest finds—but every now and then, they want to talk about things that are less discoveries than obsessions. Like Palm Springs! Ever heard of it? How ‘bout Armie…
123: Everything You Need to Know About Cannabis Culture
Feb 26, 2018 • 47 min
Today we’re looking at the world through a green lens with Verena von Pfetten, co-creator of Gossamer, a lifestyle-slash-media brand for people who also smoke weed. P.S. Because you’ll definitely want some after listening to this episode, our best-selling…
122: Listen Up: All the Books We Can’t Wait to Read and Listener Mailbag!
Feb 19, 2018 • 41 min
One of the best things about doing this show is the very enthusiastic feedback we get from out listeners—and this week, Claire and Erica are responding to some particularly noteworthy messages they’ve gotten recently. We’re also chatting about all the…
121: Katonya Breaux Is So Bright, We Gotta Wear Sunscreen
Feb 12, 2018 • 27 min
Just because you haven’t seen the sun in weeks doesn’t mean you don’t still need SPF, and Unsun founder Katonya Breaux is here to chat all about how she made an effective one that doesn’t leave skin of any hue looking chalky. (She’s also Frank Ocean’s…
120: Talkin’ Female Friendship with the Woman Who Wrote the (New!) Book on It
Feb 5, 2018 • 30 min
We’re going deep on the history of shine theory with friend of the pod Kayleen Schaefer, author of the fan-freaking-tastic book Text Me When You Get Home: The Evolution and Triumph of Female Friendship. P.S. If you’re feeling warm and fuzzy about your BFF…
119: The Cream (and Sad Egg) of the 10 Things Crop
Jan 29, 2018 • 43 min
This week, Claire and Erica ponder an age-old issue: When the heck is the right time to re-apply lipstick? From there, they move onto…more recent finds they can’t stop talking about. Speaking of, now’s the time to sign up for our 10 Things newsletter,…
118: We Stretch Our Yoga Knowledge with Sky Ting Founder Krissy Jones
Jan 22, 2018 • 35 min
This week’s ep is a real high-low mix that includes both an ode to Russian dressing and a very enlightening conversation with Sky Ting Yoga’s co-founder Krissy Jones. P.S. We’re taking our love of Maison Louis Marie No. 4 Bois de Balincourt Perfume Oil…
117: Things We Can’t Put in 10 Things But Are 🤗 About Still
Jan 15, 2018 • 34 min
Less than 60 days ‘til spring, kids! In the meantime, Claire and Erica are cozying up to the simpler things in life. And by simpler things, we mean stuff you maybe, probably already know about (but that is still so great that it’s worth talking about!).…
116: Talkin’ Shop With the Founder of Ban.do, the Most Fun Brand This Side of the Web
Jan 8, 2018 • 36 min
If you properly appreciate the mood-boosting power of a fun phone case, you’ve probably come across Ban.do. The pop-culture-heavy accessories line is the brainchild of Jen Gotch, and she’s just as delightful, honest, and badass as the moniker mugs she…
115: Wrapping Up 2017 on a Charitable Note—Here’s How We Give
Dec 28, 2017 • 31 min
Hey-ho on this in-between week! We hope you’re listening to this with full hearts and stomachs, ideally surrounded by some of your favorite people. Something else we’re spending this late-December moment doing is thinking about end-of-year giving—a lot…
114: We Share Our Love of All the Indian Food Maya Kaimal Makes With the Woman Herself
Dec 18, 2017 • 44 min
We take kitchen business (snacking very much included) seriously around here. Which is why we’re so stoked to have founder of Maya Kaimal Fine Indian Foods in our midst gettin’ saucy. P.S. Still struggling with a last-minute gift for, say, your…
113: Tune In and Tone Up—It’s Erica’s Fitness Routine!
Dec 11, 2017 • 35 min
Do Chili’s fajitas and fitness go together? They do today! Claire and Erica share a major moment at a certain Southwestern chain restaurant before Erica breaks down how she manages to actually make it to workout sessions on time. Speaking of heavy…
112: Very Chill Party Ideas and So Much More in This Week’s Best of 10 Things Episode
Dec 4, 2017 • 26 min
This week, Claire’s stanning for stools, and Erica’s all about knife-and-fork salads. But that’s not all! Listen for their latest faves from our legendary 10 Things newsletter (you get that, right?!). Also, get 10% off the Tinted Mineral Sunscreen with…
111: Claire’s Fitness Routine and Marathon Recap!
Nov 27, 2017 • 45 min
We’re not sure if ya heard, but 50% of the hosts of this podcast rocked the NYC Marathon in November. So, how’d Claire Mazur tackle it? And why?! All her tips ahead—just keep pace.
110: Oh Boy, We’ve Got Joy Cho of Oh Joy!
Nov 20, 2017 • 34 min
We’re talking non-endorsed energy bars and enthusiastically endorsed face masks. And then! We’re ecstatic to have on Joy Cho, O.G. blogger and creator of the very aesthetically pleasing world of Oh Joy!. It might be just what you need to get you through…
109: A Convo with the Cashmere Queen Behind Lingua Franca
Nov 13, 2017 • 39 min
Um, have you seen our Professional Enthusiast Round 5 Cashmere Sweater?! We’re obsessed with it—and the woman we partnered with to bring it to life, Rachelle Hruska MacPherson of Lingua Franca.
108: The Things Too Popular to Put in 10 Things—but That Are Still Worth Raving About!
Nov 6, 2017 • 26 min
107: Getting a Read on the Executive Director of the National Book Foundation
Oct 30, 2017 • 36 min
Our latest A Few Things episode is one for the books, thanks to some pre-Halloween planning (Ash the bunny is going as a bat, thanks for asking) and an extremely badass guest, Lisa Lucas, who runs the show at the National Book Foundation.
106: What We Learned from Movin’ Out (and Up!)
Oct 23, 2017 • 29 min
This week, we’re taking a page out of queen Cardi B’s book and makin’ moves—or, at least, recapping all the stuff we learned the hard way from our 2017 home and offices relocations.
105: V.I.P Author Celeste Ng on Writing a Super-Buzzy Novel
Oct 16, 2017 • 35 min
104: The Best and Brightest of Our Recent 10 Things Picks
Oct 9, 2017 • 24 min
103: Joe Holder, Trainer to the Stars (and Claire!), on All Things Exercise
Oct 2, 2017 • 28 min
Special and amazing guest Joe Holder, aka @ochosystem, on how why getting your head right is more important than getting your body tight.
102: Vacation Decisions We’d Do Over If We Could
Sep 25, 2017 • 22 min
101: We’re Back With Someone Whose Writing and Podcasting You Should Be Tracking
Sep 18, 2017 • 25 min
Claire and Erica are back with special guest Fran Tirado!
55: Grace Bonney and Julia Turshen on Their New Books—and Some Hostess Gifts, Too!
Aug 29, 2017 • 44 min
Originally aired 9.12.2016.
15: Ooh, Baby, Baby with special guest Joanna Goddard
Aug 7, 2017 • 28 min
Originally aired on 8.16.15. We chat baby gifts and running an insanely popular lifestyle website with Cup of Jo founder Joanna Goddard.