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A Thing or Two with Claire and Erica

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Hosts Claire Mazur and Erica Cerulo, who you might know as the co-founders of the website Of a Kind (RIP!) or the co-authors of the book Work Wife, are all about discovery and enthusiasm. We've heard this weekly podcast described as a 'unique mix of urgent discussions of non-urgent things and though… read more

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Jamie Beck on Creating in Isolation—and Us on Ditching “You Guys”

August 10th, 2020

41:30

Big day, team! We’re catching up with our very favorite photographer, Jamie Beck, who moved to Provence, France, longer ago than we like to acknowledge and who has been creating all kinds of greatness recently—much of …

Questioning Ambition

August 3rd, 2020

35:52

What is ambition anyway? And ambition toward what? Join us as we contemplate—and, frankly, give side-eye to—one of the driving forces of our lives.

 

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WOW, Maris Kreisman’s “Where Did My Ambition Go?” …

That Quar Fitness Routine and the Magic of Shea Butter with Naa-Sakle Akuete

July 27th, 2020

44:45

However many months in, we’ve found our fitnessing-at-home rhythms (which, no, do not involve dance cardio). Also! We’ve landed on a way to keep our

The Baby-Sitters Club and Dating in This Particularly Insane Time with Lindsey Metselaar

July 20th, 2020

41:03

As two married gals getting older by the day, this ep feels like a real throwback. We’re talking babysitting and dating—the latter with Lindsey …

Powdered SPF, Single-Blade Razors, and the Tyranny of Gas Stoves

July 13th, 2020

34:01

Oh, it’s just us, with a little to say about a whole lot of things! There’s some playlisting, some cookbooking, some sunblocking, some …

Going Big on Big Friendship with Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman

July 6th, 2020

45:17

Um, aspirational friendship alert!! We’re bringing you THE Ann Friedman and Aminatou Sow, hosts of the podcast Call Your Girlfriend, brilliant minds behind Shine Theory, and authors of the book Big Friendship that all …

House Shoes and Our Favorite Contemporary Novels by Black Authors

June 29th, 2020

33:43

Slip on your comfiest shoes (ideally the ones that don’t go outdoors?) and get ready to curl up with a good book—or, rather, our enthusiastic endorsements of 26 novels by Black authors. YA and romance included, duh.

 

The Women Behind Omsom, Our New Kitchen Go-To, and Rethinking Instagram

June 22nd, 2020

49:24

What’s up over here? We’re still giving too much headspace to Instagram...but our perspectives are shifting. And we’re also eating some of our very best meals of quar, thanks to Vanessa and Kim Pham, the sisters behind

Pledging to Shop Better

June 15th, 2020

40:42

The two of us are calling our reps, donating money, consuming so much news, researching our primary candidates...and also rethinking where we spend our money and the businesses that warrant our support. We have SO MANY …

All Our Uncanny Valley Thoughts...And When You Need to Go to the Doctor

June 1st, 2020

44:36

Have you all read Uncanny Valley? Because this episode is a long way of saying, “Wow, you really should.” We are bubbling over with thoughts about …

How We’re Working Together Now and John Jannuzzi (Master of Creative Pursuits!)

May 25th, 2020

50:30

You know who wrote the book on socks (and started one of the best Tumblrs and bakes internet-famous cookies)? John Jannuzzi, and he’s here to share his creative side-hustle tips (but not any of the burnt malted milk and …

Precious Condiments and Non-Zoom Ways to Be a Pal

May 18th, 2020

41:11

We’re getting saucy—even more so than usual?—and dipping into the spreads, schmears, and drizzles we’re treating as essential supplements to our …

Seeking Comfort in Mugs, Mugs, Mugs, and Surprisingly Good Home Manicures

May 11th, 2020

39:11

What does it say about us that we’re taking a great deal of pleasure in having a mug of something warm as a near-constant companion? You be the …

The IGs We’re Following, the Tees We’re Wearing, and the Hashtags We’re Starting

May 4th, 2020

36:42

This week in “it’s the small things” content, we’re sharing the Instagram accounts bringing us joy, the T-shirts we have possibly (definitely) too many thoughts about, and the campaign we’re launching to book our dream …

How We IG (And, You Know, Think About Social Media in General)

April 27th, 2020

41:27

Apparently, we have a lot of pent-up thoughts about Instagram in need of an outlet, namely this episode of this podcast. Dive in for how we think about consuming and posting (in this time and in less insane ones), the …

Square-Toe Shoes, the Joy of Eating Two Meals a Day, and an Alex Update (!!!)

April 20th, 2020

37:45

Things we’re rejecting (some days): three square meals. Things we’re embracing: square-toe shoes...and also special treats in pretty much any form. Including a long-distance update from our one-time pod producer Alex, …

Marisa Meltzer’s Excellent Book This Is Big and, Somehow, Billy Idol

April 13th, 2020

37:58

Geez, does Marisa Meltzer know how to get the wheels turning. We talk to her about her shiny new book This Is Big, which digs deep into dieting, wellness, feminism, body positivity, and the intersection of those …

Trying to Make Webonair Happen and Another Round with Mickey Drexler

April 6th, 2020

31:28

Here we are again, talking about stuff no one else is talking about (and we hope that’s a good thing?). Today, we’re digging into a surprisingly handy word and plenty o’ business insights from the bonafide retail legend …

The Newsletters We Always Open...and Perhaps Too Many Thoughts on Ironing

March 30th, 2020

38:44

Reading newsletters and doing ironing—two indoor-kid activities no doubt! Ok, seriously, though, take care of yourselves, find some good distractions, and maybe try to get some fresh air?

 

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Claire bought

Jason Polan’s Legacy as an Artist and an Incredibly Kind Human

March 23rd, 2020

36:46

There’s so much to think about right now, it seems, but we’re going to take this opportunity to focus on one truly magical person: Jason Polan, an …

Nikki Ogunnaike’s Introduction to Menswear—and a Smart Little Decision-Making Trick

March 16th, 2020

28:00

 When Nikki Ogunnaike got a new job as GQ’s deputy fashion director, we were immediately all, “What’s it like?!” So we took this opportunity to ask her about making the move from women’s fashion to men’s...and where she …

Three Literary Gems and a Love-It-Or-Hate-It Condiment

March 9th, 2020

40:18

Not to brag or anything, but our reading has range. Please accept the authors we discuss in this episode—buzzed-about novelist Kevin Wilson, person you’ve definitely heard of Jessica Simpson, and children’s book phenom …

Shopping Strikes and What We Spied (and Mostly Liked) at the Trade Shows

March 2nd, 2020

28:58

How do we train ourselves to be better fashion consumers? Claire, who is as surprised as you are that she’s three months into a shopping ban, has some learnings. And! We’re delivering plenty of intel from our visit to …

Kim France and a Weirdly Moving Meditation Technique

February 24th, 2020

40:45

It’s possible you’ve been consuming content by Kim France for thirty-ish years, and we’re here to talk about all of it (including her new podcast—which, have you listened?!). Also, not to be the people who talk about …

How We’re Eating Our Eggs, Organizing Our Homes, and Wearing Wide-Legs Pants in This Weather

February 17th, 2020

33:05

It’s total mid-February vibes around here, as evidenced by the fact that we’re entertaining ourselves with new egg preparations and spending our weekend nights getting our jewelry in order. And when we do leave the …

Our Most Enthusiastic Tokyo and Kyoto Recs—and How to Shop The RealReal

February 10th, 2020

41:37

Taking a vacation to Japan is overwhelming. Sharing travel picks is overwhelming. Shopping online consignment is overwhelming. But you know what? We went ahead and tackled it all here, and we’re pretty proud of …

Phil Chang’s Wild—and Hugely Informative—IG and Vacuums that Don’t Suck

February 3rd, 2020

49:50

We’ve got some real dirt today—or, rather, we have ways to clean it up (including a stick vac that’s maybe falling out of favor?) and a guest who’s dishing it on his Stories, which we consider must-see IG. Tune in and …

Motherhood, One Year In, and Gluten-Free Bunnies

January 27th, 2020

43:08

Congrats to Cam on his first bday and to Claire on her one-year motherhood anniversary! We’ll get into all of the learnings—and bathtime struggles. But first: a rabbit whose diet is raw, vegan, now grain-free. How very …

Checking in With Your Unemployed Hosts

January 20th, 2020

36:17

A couple of months ago, we went deep on what it felt like to shut down our company Of a Kind (dig into that episode here), and now, with more distance, we have plenty of fresh new takeaways to share. Spoiler alert: We …

The Tyranny of Tights, Drinking and Not Drinking, and Where We Shop Now

January 13th, 2020

42:57

Are black tights getting you down? Are you looking to investigate your alcohol consumption? Are you searching for some new places to shop? This is …

Mickey Drexler and Sweet Potatoes—a Classic Combination?!

January 6th, 2020

45:35

Talk about thrilling: We have a bonafide icon on today’s ep. We’re talking to Mickey Drexler—who spearheaded Gap and J.Crew in their heydays and is now helping make magic happen at Alex Mill—about how he works and just …

Personal-Care Wonders We Enthusiastically Buy in Bulk

December 30th, 2019

57:44

Something we learned in recording this episode: We have a lot of HG beauty products—and you’re ‘bout to hear about all of them. Oh, and about Christmas trees...which, is that still a seasonally appropriate topic?

 

The …

The O.C., Cheese Curls, and Jaw Massage—Yes, a True Grab Bag

December 23rd, 2019

44:45

If you’re starved for a dose of our trademark randomness, WELCOME. There’s so much to reflect on today, including Marissa Cooper, paleo puffs, Amazon avoidance, and something *vaguely mysterious* called buccal massage.

 

Gift Guide, Part 2—Because Now’s the Time, Huh?

December 16th, 2019

30:34

Welcome to the second half of our very enthusiastic, mildly frantic gift guide! If you’re still trying to track down something for that cool teen ya …

Gift Guide, Part 1—Whiskey Stones Not Included!

December 9th, 2019

35:34

What’s this? A holiday gift guide?! You bet. We solicited your Qs for hard-to-shop-for loved ones on Instagram, and we have so very many thoughts. If …

What It Has Felt Like to Shut Down Our Company

December 2nd, 2019

41:22

So, you may have heard: Of a Kind is no more. What’s it been like for us to step away from the business we built and ran for nine years? How are we doing over here? What are we still processing? Oh, so very many …

196: A Fresh Fall Crop of the Best of 10 Things

October 21st, 2019

31:07

Super compelling topics on this week’s episode include paper towels and pasta straws—and if you’re thirsty to know more about what exactly that means, read on.

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195: We’re Answering Your Biz Qs with Bosslady CEO Julia Hunter

October 14th, 2019

42:34

We rounded up your mailbag questions all about being a boss, having a boss, and just, like, WORKING and asked Julia Hunter, the CEO of the ultra-cool …

194: Answering Your First Round of Listener Questions!

October 7th, 2019

57:01

You had questions, and this week Claire and Erica have the answers to some of them—keep an ear open for answers to even more in coming weeks. If you’re wondering what to read next, how to show thanks, or how to prepare …

193: A Fall Crop of Things Too Popular for 10 Things

September 30th, 2019

41:28

Claire and Erica are deep-diving into all the things they just can’t get enough of—but that don’t exactly qualify as new. From iPhone bedtimes (totally not what you think) to traveling the world for yogurt, they’re …

192: A Reproductive Psychiatrist on What That Means, Exactly

September 23rd, 2019

30:46

Dr. Alexandra Sacks is there this week to give us the scoop on matrescence—basically, the idea that the transition into parenthood is similar to a …

191: A Pilates Pro on What the Fuss is All About

September 16th, 2019

31:12

Today we’re busting pilates myths with Heather Andersen, the star instructor-turned-entrepreneur behind New York Pilates, an airy-and-excellent NYC chainlet you’ve definitely heard us talk about before. Listen in for …

190: How Taylor Lorenz Turned Her Tumblr Obsession into an NYT Reporting Gig

September 9th, 2019

36:35

Aaand we’re back! In this first post-hiatus episode, we’re talking tech with Taylor Lorenz, an incoming reporter for The New York Times whose byline has been synonymous with “ooh, this is going to be good!” for us for …

166: How Friendship (And Mutual Respect) Fuel Call Your Girlfriend

September 4th, 2019

31:54

We’re revisiting some of our favorite episodes from the archive! Originally aired 1.18.19 What an ep! This week, Claire and Erica had the pleasure of chatting it up with Aminatou Sow, Ann Friedman, and Gina Delvac, the …

154: Angela Garbes on Doing Things Like a Mother

August 27th, 2019

44:49

We’re revisiting some of our favorite episodes from the archive! Originally aired 10.12.18 This week, we got to break it down with Angela Garbes, a total badass and the author of Like a Mother: A Feminist Journey …

105: V.I.P Author Celeste Ng on Writing a Super-Buzzy Novel

August 20th, 2019

31:13

We’re revisiting some of our favorite episodes from the archive! Originally aired 10.16.17 It’s officially cozy-reading season, and we couldn’t be …

15: Our Season One Coversation with Cup of Jo's Joanna Goddard

August 5th, 2019

19:34

We’re revisiting some of our favorite episodes from the archive! Originally aired 8.20.15 In 2015, just fifteen episodes into A Few Things, one of our all time favorite guests, Cup of Jo's Joanna Goddard, stopped by for …

189: Rachel DeLoache Williams Goes Deep on Her Book About Fake Heiress Anna Delvey

July 29th, 2019

36:40

This week, we’re thrilled to sit down with Rachel DeLoache Williams, whose new book, My Friend Anna—the BTS story of how the fake heiress Anna Delvey scammed her out of $62,000—you probably preordered the second you …

185: A Summery Round of Stuff We Can’t Get Enough Of

July 1st, 2019

37:58

On this episode of A Few Things, Claire and Erica are having another food moment. As Claire puts it, 70 to 80% of these podcasts are 90% about food, and this week’s show features yummy things like Jon & Vinny’s …

184: How Mickey Rapkin Wrote a Book-Turned-Blockbuster and the Greatest New Children’s Book

June 24th, 2019

29:31

If you’ve been alive on this earth for the past few years, chances are you’ve heard of a little movie called Pitch Perfect. Well, you can thank today’s guest, Mickey Rapkin, for that—he wrote the original book the …

182: Old News That’s Seriously Worth a Revisit

June 10th, 2019

26:36

This week on A Few Things, Claire and Erica go deep on their favorite stuff that’s not exactly newsy but still worth plenty of attention. Listen in …

181: The NYC Duo Making Entertaining and Good Eating Easier

June 3rd, 2019

29:40

Settle in for an extra-delicious week of a A Few Things, why don’t you? We’re picking the brains of Jill Donenfeld and Tiana Tenet, the …

180: The Female VCs Changing the Funding Game

May 28th, 2019

39:35

Two very important (and very different) topics coming at you hard this week: pelvic-floor strength and the power of putting women in charge of venture capital. Anu Duggal and Sutian Dong are the brilliant minds behind …

179: Rabbit Care, a Netflix Rec, and a Call for Shorter Content

May 20th, 2019

38:09

We’re back with a banner best of 10 things week, featuring the cream of Claire and Erica’s recent 10 Things newsletter picks. If you love Diane …

178: How LaTonya Yvette is Making Space for Women of Color

May 13th, 2019

27:54

If you’ve ever spent time in lifestyle-blog land, chances are you’ve stumbled across LaTonya Yvette—and that first encounter probably involved a gasp …

177: The Founders of Loom on the Radical Way They’re Teaching Women About Their Bodies

May 6th, 2019

38:49

If your sex ed was more than a little lacking, you’re not alone—but Erica Chidi Cohen and Quinn Lundberg are firm believers in a better-late-than-never mantra when it comes to learning more about their sexual and …

176: The That’s So Retrograde Gals on All the Best of L.A. Wellness and Weirdness

April 29th, 2019

39:42

Today we’ve got a West Coast wellness dispatch from Elizabeth Kott and Stephanie Simbari, the hilarious work wives behind the podcast That’s So Retrograde (a.k.a. “the Ab Fab of new age”). It’s a crash course in the …

175: The Co-Founders of Squeeze on Leveling-Up Their Work-Wife Relationship

April 22nd, 2019

38:10

Today’s ep features our very first live taping, coming to you from sunny L.A.! Our guests kicked off their relationship on the job when Drybar …

174: New Mom Life—and How to Handle it as Work Wives

April 15th, 2019

48:51

If ya haven’t already heard, Claire had a baby in December (welcome to the A Few Things family, Cam!). Today, she and Erica recap what having a baby and pop-up shop during the busiest month of the year looked like—and …

Introducing Motherhood Sessions from Gimlet

April 11th, 2019

7:10

Confronting Your Parents After Motherhood Julia was born in South Korea, but was adopted and raised by a white family. Now that she has her own …

Listen Up: Loss and Community-Building with the Founders of The Dinner Party

April 8th, 2019

38:50

Lennon Flowers and Carla Fernandez are here to discuss their work-wife partnership and their incredible non-profit The Dinner Party, which facilitates a series of potlucks around the country to support people in their …

"172: Red Lentils, Rachel Bilson, and More Random Things We Can’t Get Enough Of "

April 1st, 2019

24:47

Claire and Erica are back in the studio with a real great grab bag of an episode today, answering listener questions re: treadmill TV and supplying the red lentil content nobody asked for—but that we swear you’ll be …

171: How Two Pop-Culture-Obsessed Friends Built @commentsbycelebs

March 25th, 2019

27:48

Even if you’re not up on your celebrity gossip, you’ve probably seen a post from @commentsbybelebs, the now famous in its own right Instagram account that highlights all the hilarious chatter between, say, J-Lo and …

170: The Culinary Work Wives Behind the Japanese Comfort-Food Gem Bessou

March 18th, 2019

24:43

When Maiko Kyogoku decided to open Bessou, a ridiculously satisfying Japanese comfort-food restaurant in Manhattan’s Noho neighborhood, her former …

169: How Two Longtime Friends Created the Cheese Empire That Is Cowgirl Creamery

March 11th, 2019

26:26

You may not know them by name, but Sue Conley and Peggy Smith are the dairy mavens who founded Cowgirl Creamery, the famous Bay Area maker of such delicious cheeses as Mt Tam and Red Hawk. On this ep, Claire and Erica …

168: A Candid Convo with Two of the Coolest Moms (and Podcast Co-Hosts) Around

March 4th, 2019

31:40

Are you listening to the Cool Moms podcast? Because you should be. It’s hosted by Elise Peterson, an artist and illustrator, and Lizzy Okpo, …

167: Talking Partnership with the Siblings and Romance-Novel Experts Who Signed a Sony Deal

February 26th, 2019

37:47

Today on the pod, Claire and Erica chat with two extraordinary sisters, Leah and Bea Koch, founders of The Ripped Bodice, the only romance-novel bookstore in all of the United States. But they’re up to even more than …

166: How Friendship (And Mutual Respect) Fuel Call Your Girlfriend

February 18th, 2019

30:54

What an ep! This week, Claire and Erica had the pleasure of chatting it up with Aminatou Sow, Ann Friedman, and Gina Delvac, the three long-distance …

164: The Pod Is Back With a Work-Wife Double Date!

February 4th, 2019

41:34

Hey, there, we missed ya! To celebrate our return from hiatus, we’re bringing you a meet-cute, a pseudo-breakup, and the full story of a thriving …

133: We Can’t Get Enough of Mary H.K. Choi, Author of Emergency Contact

January 30th, 2019

48:14

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.

166: Olivia Milch on Making the Movies We All Deserve

January 23rd, 2019

42:25

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 …

156: Nike’s Coach Bennett on Why Running Makes Everything Better

January 14th, 2019

43:04

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 …

145: On Choosing —and Not Choosing—Motherhood

January 6th, 2019

48:32

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, …

163: Top-Notch Advice on Long-Distance Relationships

December 27th, 2018

22:31

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 …

162: The Story Behind Our New Favorite Ingredient

December 17th, 2018

43:30

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 …

161: The Food Blogger Behind Half Baked Harvest Is Here To Solve Your Cooking Woes

December 10th, 2018

38:05

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 …

160: A Much-Needed and Extra Fun Best of 10 Things Episode

December 3rd, 2018

47:35

What’s on Claire and Erica’s minds right now? Favorite recipes and food-freezing qualms, the Instagram accounts they can’t stop thinking about, and so many more juicy highlights from their weekly 10 Things newsletter. …

159: A Compelling Case for the Handwritten Thank You Note

November 26th, 2018

36:55

This week, Claire and Erica get totally inspired by Gina Hamadey, the mind behind the brilliant project Thank You Year. What is this undertaking …

158: Grace Bonney Gives Us the Scoop on Her New Magazine That’s All About Being Real

November 19th, 2018

37:23

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 …

157: Katie Sturino on Good Body Vibes, Great Fashion, and Making a Pet IG Famous

November 12th, 2018

39:35

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 …

156: Nike’s Coach Bennett on Why Running Makes Everything Better

November 5th, 2018

43:04

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 …

155: Our Best Not-New Discoveries

October 29th, 2018

35:58

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 …

154: Angela Garbes on Doing Things Like a Mother

October 22nd, 2018

42:26

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 …

Episode 153: Glory Edim on Diversifying Your Bookshelf

October 15th, 2018

38:06

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 …

Episode 152: Fall into the Latest Best of 10 Things

October 8th, 2018

31:34

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 …

Episode 151: Let’s Get into It with the Biz Whiz Behind Create & Cultivate

October 1st, 2018

35:05

Bring on the fellow female entrepreneurs! This week, Claire and Erica are chatting with Jaclyn Johnson, creator of the wildly empowering Create & …

Episode 150: Maternity Fitness and Some Amazing Things You Might Already Know About

September 24th, 2018

48:44

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 …

Episode 148: A Very Snacky Best of 10 Things

September 10th, 2018

35:14

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 …

Episode 147: Wine Times with the Whiz Who Is Helen Johannesen

September 3rd, 2018

32:53

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 …

Episode 146: What to Expect When Claire’s Expecting

August 27th, 2018

41:23

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 …

Episode 145: On Choosing —and Not Choosing—Motherhood

August 20th, 2018

32:36

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 …

Episode 116: Talkin' Shop with the Founder of Ban.do, The Most Fun Brand This Side of the Web

August 13th, 2018

36:38

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 …

Episode 122: All the Books We Can’t Wait to Read and Listener Mailbag!

August 6th, 2018

41:24

We're highlighting some of our favorite past episodes! Originally aired 2.18.18. In this episode, Claire and Erica are responding to some …

Episode 103: Joe Holder, Trainer to the Stars (and Claire!), on All Things Exercise

July 30th, 2018

28:27

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 …

Episode 143: Claire Wasserman on Doing Her Part to End the Wage Gap

July 16th, 2018

27:44

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 …

Episode 142: Why Older Athletes Are Thriving, with the Guy Who Wrote a Book on It

July 9th, 2018

38:39

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 …

Episode 141: A Grocery-Centric Round of Listener Feedback

July 2nd, 2018

17:25

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 …

Episode 140: A Mixed Bag of Things We Can’t Put in 10 Things

June 25th, 2018

38:00

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 …

Episode 139: We’re Reading Author Rumaan Alam Loud and Clear

June 18th, 2018

49:03

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 …

Episode 138: Alex Capano Schools Us on Women's Health Issues and Cannabinoids

June 11th, 2018

27:52

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 …

Episode 137: We TB with D C-T! Authors Joana Avillez and Molly Young

June 4th, 2018

30:43

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 …

Episode 136: Anthonia Akitunde on Showing Up for Moms of Color

May 24th, 2018

28:46

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 …

Episode 135: Getting Bubbly with Sommelier Jordan Salcito

May 21st, 2018

34:28

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, …

Episode 134: A Super-Satisfying Installment of Best of 10 Things

May 14th, 2018

41:47

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 …

Episode 132: Wake Up—It’s Time for Claire’s Morning Routine!

April 30th, 2018

33:36

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 …

Episode 131: Olivia Milch on Making the Movies We All Deserve

April 23rd, 2018

42:39

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 …

Episode 130: Loads of Pro Tips from the Dynamic Interior-Design Duo of Jesse Parris-Lamb

April 16th, 2018

50:20

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 …

Episode 129: Rise and Shine—It’s Erica’s Morning Routine!

April 9th, 2018

32:38

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 …

Episode 127: Dan Frommer on How to Score All the Points

March 26th, 2018

49:22

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. …

Episode 125: A Very Sudsy Body Wash v. Soap Roundtable

March 12th, 2018

36:12

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 …

Episode 124: Things You Can’t Say in 10 Things, Armie Hammer Edition

March 5th, 2018

34:40

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! …

Episode 123: Everything You Need to Know About Cannabis Culture

February 26th, 2018

47:04

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 …

Episode 122: Listen Up: All the Books We Can’t Wait to Read and Listener Mailbag!

February 19th, 2018

41:24

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 …

Episode 121: Katonya Breaux Is So Bright, We Gotta Wear Sunscreen

February 12th, 2018

27:52

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 …

Episode 120: Talkin’ Female Friendship with the Woman Who Wrote the (New!) Book on It

February 5th, 2018

30:52

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 …

Episode 119: The Cream (and Sad Egg) of the 10 Things Crop

January 29th, 2018

43:17

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 …

Episode 118: We Stretch Our Yoga Knowledge with Sky Ting Founder Krissy Jones

January 22nd, 2018

35:16

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 …

Episode 117: Things We Can’t Put in 10 Things But Are 🤗 About Still

January 15th, 2018

34:16

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 …

Episode 116: Talkin' Shop With the Founder of Ban.do, the Most Fun Brand This Side of the Web

January 8th, 2018

36:38

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 …

Episode 115: Wrapping Up 2017 on a Charitable Note—Here’s How We Give

December 28th, 2017

31:18

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. …

Episode 114: We Share Our Love of All the Indian Food Maya Kaimal Makes With the Woman Herself

December 18th, 2017

44:32

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 …

Episode 113: Tune In and Tone Up—It’s Erica’s Fitness Routine!

December 11th, 2017

35:48

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 …

Episode 112: Very Chill Party Ideas and So Much More in This Week’s Best of 10 Things Episode

December 4th, 2017

26:49

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 …

Episode 111: Claire's Fitness Routine and Marathon Recap!

November 27th, 2017

45:48

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.

Episode 110: Oh Boy, We’ve Got Joy Cho of Oh Joy!

November 20th, 2017

34:56

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 …

Episode 109: A Convo with the Cashmere Queen Behind Lingua Franca

November 13th, 2017

39:43

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

Episode 107: Getting a Read on the Executive Director of the National Book Foundation

October 30th, 2017

36:56

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

Episode 106: What We Learned from Movin’ Out (and Up!)

October 23rd, 2017

29:22

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.

Episode 103: Joe Holder, Trainer to the Stars (and Claire!), on All Things Exercise

October 2nd, 2017

28:27

Special and amazing guest Joe Holder, aka @ochosystem, on how why getting your head right is more important than getting your body tight.

Episode 15: Ooh, Baby, Baby with special guest Joanna Goddard

August 7th, 2017

28:51

Originally aired on 8.16.15. We chat baby gifts and running an insanely popular lifestyle website with Cup of Jo founder Joanna Goddard.

Episode 28: SparkNotes for Celebrity Pseudo-Advice Books and an Expert Guide to Writing on the Interwebz

December 2nd, 2015

43:25

Claire and Erica do your homework for you and share their favorite pieces of advice from bad bitches-turned-authors like Shonda Rhimes and Sheryl …

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