124 episodes

It’s the gossipy, smart, witty conversation you’d have if all of your girlfriends (and some of your guy friends too!) were experts on the hot topics of the moment. High spirited and high minded, we don’t argue or whine but seek to get to the heart of the matter, over cocktails (or wine).

The Femsplainers Podcast Danielle Crittenden

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    • 4.4 • 696 Ratings

It’s the gossipy, smart, witty conversation you’d have if all of your girlfriends (and some of your guy friends too!) were experts on the hot topics of the moment. High spirited and high minded, we don’t argue or whine but seek to get to the heart of the matter, over cocktails (or wine).

    The Bikini Baristas Last (Coffee) Stand: Why Should Women's Breasts Be Treated Differently Than Men's?

    The Bikini Baristas Last (Coffee) Stand: Why Should Women's Breasts Be Treated Differently Than Men's?

    The 9th Circuit will soon decide the fate of Everett, WA's controversial servers. They argue the 14th Amendment protects their right to serve double espressos topless. Evolutionary biologist Heather Heying joins Danielle for a fascinating discussion of why women's breasts have sexual purposes in addition to their feeding function. But is patriarchy to blame? Or that prude Mother Nature? (And by the way, should we leave room for cream and sugar?)

    • 51 min
    We Love You But Please Don't Bring Us Burnt Waffles: It's Our Mother's Day Special!!

    We Love You But Please Don't Bring Us Burnt Waffles: It's Our Mother's Day Special!!

    Comedian Sandra Tsing Loh joins Danielle at the top of the show to air a litany of maternal grievances. PLUS: Writer Zibby Owens discusses her new pandemic anthology based on her popular "Moms Don't Have Time To..." series, and reflects on a year of her own personal loss.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Your Mommy Brain Is Real & More New Science on Motherhood

    Your Mommy Brain Is Real & More New Science on Motherhood

    Women don't just transform but undergo biological re-wiring when they become mothers, reveals bestselling author Abigail Tucker. She joins Danielle to discuss her latest book, "Mom Genes: Inside the New Science of Our Ancient Maternal Instinct." PLUS: Your comments (and criticisms, ouch) from April!

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Poor Grievances & A Funeral: It's Our Royal Special!!!

    Poor Grievances & A Funeral: It's Our Royal Special!!!

    British author, journalist, and insider Rachel Johnson (yes, also sister to Boris) joins Danielle for a right royal gossip in the wake of Prince Philip's funeral: The prodigal grandson returns, can the monarchy survive Wokeness, Meghan & Harry's squandered opportunities, and wait...did you just say the Queen told Meghan to keep acting?!

    • 48 min
    It's Still My Party & I'll Cry If I Want To

    It's Still My Party & I'll Cry If I Want To

    Sarah Longwell's political journey took her from a conservative raised in Trump country to a top GOP strategist and openly gay Republican. She broke with the GOP over Trump's election but has spent the past three years researching why her party changed -- and what it bodes for the future. PLUS: Meghan Cox Gurdon discusses mask etiquette, the Woke war on classics, and more with Danielle over a glass of wine at the top of the show.

    • 1 hr 27 min
    How to Be an Adult

    How to Be an Adult

    Think Millennials have problems growing up? Let us introduce you to Gen Z... NYT Best-selling author Julie Lythcott-Haims joins Danielle to explain why the younger generation is having such a tough time with Adulthood 101. PLUS: Christina Hoff-Sommers stops by for a glass of wine to discuss, among other things, octopus sex.

    • 1 hr 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
696 Ratings

696 Ratings

ChicagoKevin81 ,

Rationalists

A great podcast that isn’t afraid to tackle society’s issues with a learned and rational perspective. The candor of the hosts is always appreciated.

Veronica Mullay ,

Shockingly imperialistic

If you love to hear imperialists talk about how the subjects of British brutality should be honored at the opportunity, this would be a great show for you. The coverage of Meghan Markle and royal family’s treatment of her, and of Diana was abhorrent. Yea lady we get it that you are enamored with the trappings of civility. The rest of us are more interested in actual civility. Brits don’t yet a pass on racist brutality just by demanding submission to their will. Good bye to this horrid podcast.

iMelbel ,

Awesome!

Really interesting conversations! I do miss Ms. Christina Sommers though.

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