87 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 Christina Hoff Sommers & Danielle Crittenden

    • News
    • 4.6, 557 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).

    Is Joe Biden Caught in His Own Sex Trap?

    Is Joe Biden Caught in His Own Sex Trap?

    The Atlantic's Emily Yoffe, The Bulwark's Mona Charen, and Harvard Law Professor Janet Halley join Danielle to discuss Tara Reade, Title IX, "Believe Women" double standards, and more.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Mrs. America

    Mrs. America

    The longstanding feud between married mothers and feminists has its origins in the battle over the Equal Rights Amendment of the early 1970s, as depicted in the new Hulu series starring Cate Blanchett. The Atlantic's Caitlin Flanagan and ERA opponent Phyllis Schlafly's daughter, Anne, join Christina and Danielle to debate the series' importance ... and inaccuracies.

    • 1 hr 31 min
    What Do YOU Miss?

    What Do YOU Miss?

    Bestselling novelist Emily St. John Mandel ("Station Eleven") joins Pulitzer-prize-winning historian Anne Applebaum, the WSJ's Meghan Cox Gurdon, and Danielle to discuss coping with the ongoing pandemic, Mandel's latest novel, and more.

    • 57 min
    Getting Personal With Dave Rubin

    Getting Personal With Dave Rubin

    The "Rubin Report" host opens up to Christina & Danielle about living political and sexual lies, touring with Jordan Peterson, and more from his new book "Don't Burn This Book." PLUS the upside of quarantine, COVID fantasies, and more.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    KATHY GRIFFIN IN QUARANTINE

    KATHY GRIFFIN IN QUARANTINE

    The comedian joins Christina, Danielle, and the Daily Beast's Molly Jong-Fast to riff on social isolation, Louis CK & cancel culture, the Sussexes in exile, and more.

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Strong Women, Bad Men

    Strong Women, Bad Men

    Why are so many successful women attracted to abusers and philanderers? Katie Roiphe joins Christina & Danielle to discuss her new book "The Power Notebooks" to discuss this and other sexual imbalances.

    • 1 hr 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
557 Ratings

557 Ratings

Psych Podcast Nut ,

Appreciative of Alternative Views

In a world of extreme, and often unreasonable opinions, it’s refreshing to hear accomplished, intelligent women reasoning together over port and gin.

Mike Malony ,

Important perspective

I faithfully listen because you help me see things through other eyes and your feminism is much more admirable than other “waves.” I respect that you don’t support our current President though I thoroughly disagree with you. I’m disappointed with that your a priori anti-Trump views limit the variety of guests and inhibit your ability to ask the Thomas Sowell questions about the President: compared to what? At what cost? Today’s episode perfectly exemplified this: all of you stated your priors that you hate Trump and consider it a priority to replace him. Then the logical aspects of your Biden views were necessarily discredited. You need to balance your guest list and scrutinize your own opinions with better (Sowell) questions.

RoedeanGirl ,

Untruthful

After observing that Phyllis Schafly did her law degree at fifty, the speaker claimed that Margaret Thatcher also did a law degree later in life and did not use her degree as a barrister or MP until her children were grown. This is untruthful, arrant nonsense. Mrs Thatcher did her law degree as a young woman in the mid 1950s, when her children were toddlers. She entered parliament as an MP in 1959 when her twin children were six years old. The speaker on this podcast simply invented the idea that Mrs Thatcher put off the law and work in order to dedicate herself to her young children. She invented it in order to create a connection with Mrs Schafly, one that does not exist.

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