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A feminist lifestyle podcast on a mission to stay curious, build empathy and raise hell. Hosted by Cristen Conger.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 3.6K Ratings

A feminist lifestyle podcast on a mission to stay curious, build empathy and raise hell. Hosted by Cristen Conger.

    Hostess with the Mostest

    Hostess with the Mostest

    Imagine having to host the Pope and the Chinese President. On the same day. Plus, a whole press corps and socialite circle is watching and waiting to blame you for anything that goes wrong. That’s what Deesha Dyer walked into when she was promoted to White House Social Secretary for the Obama administration in 2015. But even more than her high-stakes responsibilities, Deesha had to reckon with her own imposterism in a system setting her up to fail.
    Highlights include: a Condom Queen, 90s hip-hop, unpaid interning, handbag microaggressions and one infamous Tiffany's box.
    Deesha's new memoir is Undiplomatic: How My Attitude Created the Best Kind of Attitude. 

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    • 43 min
    Bisexual Imposter Syndrome (ENCORE)

    Bisexual Imposter Syndrome (ENCORE)

    NeW ePiSoDeS returning next week, unladies! In the meantime . . . What happens when women in long-term relationships with straight men realize they're bi, and why are they less likely to come out? Writer and Culture Club host Maggie Zhou shares her own reckoning with the "Bittersweet Privilege of Straight-Passing in Queer Communities," queer imposterism and bisexual erasure. Maggie and Cristen also offer advice to two married unladies feeling stuck in the bisexual closet. (Originally aired May 25, 2023. )

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    • 38 min
    "You Don't Look Autistic" (ENCORE)

    "You Don't Look Autistic" (ENCORE)

    What happens when adult women discover they're autistic? Cristen busts the gender stereotypes and neurotypical myths of Autism Spectrum Disorder with help from unladies who've been there. The Loudest Girl in the World host and producer, Lauren Ober, details the (expensive!) jungle gym she had to cross for a middle-age diagnosis. Meanwhile, listener Sarah has mixed feelings about self-diagnosis, and listener Anna feels finally free to unmask. Highlights include: refrigerator-mom blame, too-tight ponytails, a queer correlation and America's Next Top Model cringe.

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    • 48 min
    Sneak Peek: The Last City

    Sneak Peek: The Last City

    Exiled from a world of engineered perfection, Demetria crash-lands into the brutal reality of the Outerlands. Distrusted by the defiant survivors, her only hope lies with a mysterious AGI, First Belle. But the secrets it holds could break her... or forge her into the hero she never knew she could be.
    From Wondery, the makers of Academy and Dr. Death, The Last City stars actors Rhea Seehorn, Jeannie Tirado, and Maury Sterling.
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    • 8 min
    Comstockery!

    Comstockery!

    Could an 1873 law that hasn't been enforced in nearly a century be a national abortion ban just waiting to happen? Legal friend of the pod Natalie Birnbaum (Repro Solutions) returns to explain what the Comstock Act is, why it's getting so much attention lately and whether it could it ban medication abortion and even birth control. Highlights include: Gilded Age abortionist Madame Restell, a postmaster general gone wild, fake-out abortion referenda and Justice Samuel Alito's revisionist legal history.
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    • 40 min
    Monument Building with Diane Carlson Evans (TEASER)

    Monument Building with Diane Carlson Evans (TEASER)

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    What does it take to erect a monument to women's history? Just ask Diane Carlson Evans, without whom the Vietnam Women's Memorial would not exist...
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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
3.6K Ratings

3.6K Ratings

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I have a request for advice: my mom is someone who believes in not letting anyone monopolize your body and dress codes are stupid… but today I wear a crop top to school and suddenly it was unacceptable. Advice? how do I make her say that she’s being hypocritical? - Charlie

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I LOVE LOVE this podcast- one of the few that I can listen to each and every episode. So well thought out, great dialogue, and super educational. Please keep this going!

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One-sided at times

Usually I like the podcast, but I have noticed that some of the episodes are one sided. For example, the life coach episode. It does tell one side of the coaching industry and its pitfalls. It doesn’t talk about the side where people are certified through ICF (for example) over a 9-12 month period with classes every week. Where they need 100 hrs of coaching for the first level of certification. Where they are told the difference btwn therapy and coaching, and that any signs of needing therapy should require the coach to refer client to a therapist.

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