Don't Waste Your Pretty

100 EpisodesProduced by Rebecca ZahlerWebsite

Rebecca Zahler hosts the pop culture-meets-pussy power podcast. Sex-positve social anthropology. Dismantling the patriarchy + collecting dick pics. Feminist AF.Email: dontwasteyourpretty@gmail.comTwitter: @wastedprettypodInstagram: @dontwasteyourpretty_Produced by: Angie VroomArtwork by: Krystal Qui… read more

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Untouchable

September 16th, 2019

36:21

It’s been almost two years since sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein incited the cultural reckoning of the #metoo movement. Ursula …

Teach & Transform w/ Liz Kleinrock

September 10th, 2019

40:58

Social justice and anti-bias educator Liz Kleinrock is a star in the progressive education movement. She joins us to talk about how she approaches working with elementary age kids to understand and confront racism and …

The Shame Cycle w/ Amy K. Harmon

September 4th, 2019

48:26

Actor, director and sommelier, Amy K Harmon joins us for a wide reaching conversation on the glam world of wine and the not-so-glam reality of gender dynamics in the restaurant world and also gets personal about her …

Good Trouble w/ Nicole Lynn Evans

August 13th, 2019

34:26

This week Nicole Lynn Evans, currently on Freeform’s Good Trouble, is here to talk about the powerful experience of working on one of television’s …

The Real Princesses of Dubai

August 5th, 2019

38:22

This week we’re stepping beyond the glossy surface and extreme wealth of Dubai to uncover the gilded cage reality and extreme escapes of two of its royal princesses- Latifah and Heya. What’s the reality for women in one …

Handmaid of the Patriarchy

July 29th, 2019

54:14

It’s hotter than a fresh NXIUM brand outside and we’re here to melt your minds with a deep dive into the world of cults and the (mostly short) men …

#squadgoals

July 22nd, 2019

42:14

The full moon, fascism, and our own bleeding bodies have us all fired up for a recap of the weeks highs (jk there’s only one and it’s …

Jeffrey Epstein & The Nature of The Patriarchy

July 10th, 2019

40:02

This week we’re covering the Jeffrey Epstein story and what it reveals about the monstrous men who control the world. We reminisce about our own …

The Myth of The Fourth of July

July 1st, 2019

21:16

It’s the 4th of July and the revolutionary vibes are real! In honor of the holiday we’re breaking down the complicated mythology of the United States …

Jenacide w/ Jena Friedman

June 26th, 2019

52:36

Jena Friedman, comedian, writer and host/creator of Adult Swim’s Soft Focus is our guest this week and together we’re trying to figure out how to use …

Murder Shows

June 20th, 2019

34:10

What is it about true crime shows that’s so addictive and why are so many women hooked? Why do some people find serial killers sexy? Can watching …

When They See Us

June 12th, 2019

36:50

This week we’re covering Ava DuVernay’s Netflix mini-series When They See Us and the legacy of the wrongfully accused Central Park Five. From the …

xoxo, Gossip Girl

June 5th, 2019

29:33

Pssst! This week is all about gossip- the secrets we share and who and what we talk about when no one else is around. We want to know why gossip is considered something women do and if so, what exactly are men spending …

...But His Bed Is On The Floor w/ Lindsay Stidham

May 13th, 2019

52:31

This week Lindsay Stidham, filmmaker and feminist extraordinaire is back for a round up of some of the major recent events in life in the patriarchy. From dating in LA to supporting migrants in Tijuana, and emotional …

The Illusion of Choice

April 17th, 2019

26:05

Does the color pink cost more? This week we take a quick but deep look at the Pink Tax- the name given to the fact that products marketed to women …

Back Pages w/ Rebecca Leib

April 10th, 2019

34:01
This week it’s a special “after dark” episode with Rebecca Leib, a writer, comedian and host of the podcast Ghost Town. Rebecca is about to go on a third date and we’re harnessing that sexual energy to talk about …

I Thought It Was Just Me w/ Erynn Brook

April 1st, 2019

46:28

Our twitter crush Erynn Brook is back to talk about neurodivergence and what it’s like to have ADHD as a woman. From feeling like a messy person or a failure to experiencing anxiety and depression- how does ADHD present …

The Inventor

March 20th, 2019

42:25

This week we’re covering the saga of medical tech scammer Elizabeth Holmes and HBO's new documentary The Inventor. From Holmes’ bizarre falsely …

Soft Power

March 15th, 2019

37:08

This week we’re talking about soft power and a few of the women who wield it- from this week's college admissions scandal to media …

Leaving Neverland

March 6th, 2019

33:06

This week we're covering HBO's new documentary Finding Neverland, and it's depiction of the phenomenon of Michal Jackson and his pattern of sexually abusing young boys. Hearing his accusers stories reveals the way …

Because We're Witches w/ Stasha Washburn

March 1st, 2019

1:03:29

The Period Coach Stasha Washburn is back to talk all things bloody and body related- helping us understand  the dynamics of the fertility cycle and how to use each phase to our advantage. We talk about weed creams, food …

Nevertheless w/ Heather Arnett & Tanya Chianese

February 21st, 2019

39:29

This week we’re talking about transforming street harassment into radical art with choreographer Tanya Chianese and the creator of Cat Call Choir, Heather Arnett. We talk about real life experiences with street …

This Is Plan B w/ Dixie Perkinson

January 23rd, 2019

55:09

One of our favorite funny ladies, actor/writer Dixie Perkinson joins us this week to talk about freezing her eggs and freeing herself (and her …

Surviving R Kelly w/ Lavetta Cannon

January 17th, 2019

52:16

Friend of the pod/ host of Notorious Women Podcast Lavetta Cannon is here to go deep into Surviving R Kelly and what we’ve learned about hip hop’s biggest predator. We talk about how young girls— especially young Black …

A Minority Among Minorities w/ Shaina Ghuraya & Nicole Evans

January 9th, 2019

49:26

This week filmmaker Shaina Ghuraya and actress Nicole Evans talk about navigating the world as a person with physical disabilities. Often overlooked …

The Feminist Bride w/ Katrina Majkut

November 21st, 2018

42:07

Did you know that it’s not just THE HOLIDAYS?? It’s also ENGAGEMENT SEASON and there’s no better way to celebrate than breaking down the patriarchal roots of our western wedding traditions with author of The Feminist …

Not Just Words w/ Sarey Ruden

November 14th, 2018

42:22

This week artist and graphic designer Sarey Ruden talks with us about turning the shocking-but-casual misogyny of online dating messaging into subversive, sexy art. From the early days of JDate to omnipresent swipe …

Keep Calm & Carry On w/ Nathalie Antonia

October 15th, 2018

54:46

It’s Mental Health Awareness Month and we’re celebrating with our favorite British babe Nathalie Antonia! We talk about what depression feels like, …

Power & Privilege

October 3rd, 2018

51:05

Supreme Court nominees have the potential to shape the laws of the country for decades and should have the most impressive judicial/academic/life …

The Marriageable Man Story w/ Erynn Brook

September 19th, 2018

45:17

This week Twitter genius and communication guru Erynn Brook joins us to unpack the myth of the Marriageable Man- what are the socio-cultural stories …

Feminist Re-Programming

September 7th, 2018

48:44

This week we’re doing some feminist re-programming— calling out damaging habits and trying to change our brains to reclaim our time and space, …

August 21, 2018

August 22nd, 2018

31:32

August 21, 2018 was no joke! With plea deals, guilty verdicts, and the President being named as a criminal co-conspirator- things are finally …

Embracing Your Weird w/ Lizzy Shapiro

August 10th, 2018

31:23

This week Lizzy Shapiro, frontwoman of the Prohibition-jazz band Lizzy and the Triggermen, talks about learning to embrace her weirdness (and love of …

Honey Trap w/ Lavetta Cannon

August 3rd, 2018

57:07

This week we’re joined by Lavetta Cannon, host of the Notorious Women podcast, to talk about the newly notorious Maria Butina: darling of the NRA, Siberian huntress, and newly incarcerated target/witness in the Mueller …

Spirituality & Justice w/ Virginia Rosenberg

July 27th, 2018

50:19

It’s a full moon and mercury is in retrograde and the world is on fire, but Intuitive Astrologer Virginia Rosenberg is here to help us understand how …

Not That Bad w/ Kara Lyne Szabadi

July 20th, 2018

58:01

CONTENT WARNING: Blunt conversation about rape, sexual assault, domestic violence.   This week we’re joined by Kara Lyne Szabadi to delve into Not …

Patriarchy Tax

July 11th, 2018

40:07

We all know women earn less than men for the same work, but what about all the other ways the patriarchy screws us financially? From makeup to waxing …

God is Grey w/ Brenda Marie Davies

June 23rd, 2018

54:02
 

This week we are blessed with the presence of Brenda Marie Davies, the creator of the sex-positive Christian YouTube channel God is Grey. We …

Speaking with Intention w/ Angel Kalafatis-Russell

June 15th, 2018

1:05:46

Our favorite sex educator is back!  Angel Kalafatis-Russell joins us with advice on talking  to your friends about mental health and how to stick through our own individual process and healing. Also, moving beyond …

Twin Temple w/ Alexandra James

June 8th, 2018

44:59

What the Devil is Satanic Feminism? Alexandra James, front woman of the Satanic doo-wop band Twin Temple, joins us to talk about the unholy union of …

I Don't Recognize My Own Body w/ Nathalie Antonia

June 1st, 2018

1:13:22

Nathalie Antonia is back to bare all with us about the struggle to accept our changing, messy, imperfect bodies. From the parental and pop culture …

Spanko w/ Melanie Zoey Weinstein

May 16th, 2018

1:11:15

This week we’re joined by filmmaker Melanie Zoey Weinstein to talk fetishes, bodies, and learning to communicate honestly in the art we make and the sex we want to have. Melanie discusses her new film, Spanko about a …

Act Like A Girl w/ Suzee Dunn

May 9th, 2018

49:00

This week we're joining forces with Suzee Dunn of the 'Act Like A Girl' podcast to grow our patriarchy-smashing army! We talk about everything from …

Clit Sit Meditation w/ Aidi Kansas

May 4th, 2018

35:27

Why do men have global permission to masturbate and women don’t? How can connecting with your clit heal your body, mind and spirit? This week we sit in bliss with creator of Clit Sit Meditation Aidi Kansas. She joins us …

The Year Of Stormy

April 27th, 2018

42:37

This week is all about the Stormy of the Century- our heroine and maybe last hope of salvation from tyranny- Stormy Daniels! Beyond the tabloid …

Let's Have A Needle Party!

April 18th, 2018

49:01

Rebecca got some needles in her face and it led us on a journey into the weird world of cosmetics, body modification, and pubic hair! From Queen Elizabeth’s lead-based “Mask of Youth"  to Botox and Mayan …

Accidental Scientologist w/ Nathalie Antonia

April 11th, 2018

1:03:37

Are you good at dating? Do you go straight to crazy town after sex? Has swiping ruined love? Our fave British babe Nathalie Antonia joins us to talk …

Down Girl w/ Rebecca Miller

March 29th, 2018

48:50

Book club! We’re talking with doctoral student/psychotherapist Rebecca Miller about Kate Manne’s Down Girl and its revolutionary redefinition of …

Awakenings In Real Life w/ Kathryn Chaya Lubow

March 21st, 2018

47:13

You’re on a cross-country road trip with your girlfriends and out of nowhere you have a feeling of dread in the pit of your stomach. Before you know what’s happening, your car is plunging off the side of a pier, …

The Kent Test w/ Clarkisha Kent

March 16th, 2018

1:09:44

In this week’s episode we’re joined by cultural critic Clarkisha Kent— she created the Kent Test, a new system for determining to what extent a film …

Learning In Public

March 7th, 2018

44:09

We’re time-traveling back to the ‘90s to unpack the story of Monica Lewinsky- how the media and much of mainstream feminism did her dirty, why Bill Clinton is a sexual predator, and how re-framing the scandal relates to …

Where There Is Woman There Is Magic w/ Kimberly Durdin

February 28th, 2018

1:20:41
Student midwife, lactation consultant, childbirth educator, and women's health activist Kimberly Durdin is here to talk about the ways women can be …

Emotional Labor w/ Nathalie Antonia

February 21st, 2018

49:37

This week Nathalie Antonia is back and we’re unravelling Rebecca’s tale of a surprise dick video turned teachable moment. We find ourselves trying to …

V Day w/ Dixie Perkinson

February 14th, 2018

1:04:50

Happy Valentine’s Day! We’re joined by Dixie Perkinson for a good old-fashioned radio play—  celebrating VDay by reading Eve Ensler’s landmark …

Women's Work w/ Shelly Georgopulous

January 31st, 2018

42:10

Fiber artist, activist, mother (and longtime favorite of the pod!) Shelly Georgopulous joins us this week to talk about her evolution as a feminist …

Bad Weatherman

January 24th, 2018

38:28

This week we’re talking through some of the odds and ends of the chaos timeline we live in-- Stormy Daniels, White House affairs, Aziz Ansari, the …

Behind Narnia w/ Nathalie Antonia

January 18th, 2018

58:43

This week we're talking marriage and weddings with our favorite British Babe (and wedding party superstar) Nathalie Antonia! We uncover the patriarchal roots of the institution, its surviving superstitions and …

Never Alone w/ Dana Donofree

January 10th, 2018

41:09

Imagine it’s the day before your 28th birthday and you experience the shock of your life, being diagnosed with breast cancer. This is the story of survivor Dana Donofree, founder and CEO of Ana Ono Intimates. In this …

The Royals Are Just Like Us w/ Nathalie Antonia

December 20th, 2017

55:28

This week our winter solstice gift to you is the beautiful fantasyland of a ROYAL ENGAGEMENT! Our favorite British babe Nathalie Antonia joins us to …

The Presidency In Pop Culture w/ Jaclyn Imai

December 13th, 2017

56:08

This week USC student Jaclyn Imai joins us in a fascinating conversation about our presidency in pop culture. We will be comparing Saturday Night …

Not Every Body Is Meant To Be Skinny w/ Kayla Radin

December 6th, 2017

36:16

This week writer and treatment center advocate Kayla Radin joins us for a very candid conversation about her time in an eating disorder treatment facility. We discuss how she combats negative body image thoughts and how …

Emotional Labor w/ Devin Ladner

November 29th, 2017

47:19

This week sex-positive writer/novelist and full-time Bourbon Street dancer, Devin Ladner shares her experience finding her voice and learning the …

"No" Is A Complete Sentence w/ Angel Kalafatis

November 22nd, 2017

48:33

This week queer, kinky, sex-positive sex educator, sexual psychology researcher, and activist, Angel Kalafatis returns to get into kinky sex, vanilla …

Patriarchy Tax w/ Kara Lyne Szabadi

November 15th, 2017

1:02:55
Kara Lyne Szabadi joins us for our version of a book club- using Laura Bates’s encyclopedic Everyday Sexism as a springboard to talk/scream about our experiences of just that- all the casual and overt ways misogyny …

Into The Devil's Tunnel w/ Stasha Washburn

November 8th, 2017

57:28

Period coach and flame-haired wise woman Stasha Washburn is back to school us on on our cycles-- breaking down the best ways to work with our bodies …

Words Are Very Powerful w/ Wanika Fisher

November 3rd, 2017

43:51

We’re talking with candidate for Maryland State Senate Wanika Fisher about her experience as a young first-generation American woman running in her …

#metoo w/ Nathalie Antonia

October 20th, 2017

55:59

Our favorite British babe Nathalie Antonia returns for "Dear Facebook", we talk about the global phenomenon of #metoo — having mixed feelings about posting, being overwhelmed with the near-universality of experiences, …

Check Yourself

October 18th, 2017

52:09

We’re going back to basics, breaking down some of the buzz words and concepts of modern sex-positive, inclusive, intersectional feminism. From privilege to patriarchy, the Bechdel test to #menaretrash- we’re …

Notorious Women w/ Lavetta Cannon & Miriam Brienik Lipner

October 4th, 2017

1:05:04

It’s been a year since we were collectively traumatized by the president’s crude “locker room talk” and while we can’t erase that memory we can try …

Oh, Daddy... w/ Shane Leigh

September 27th, 2017

55:13

Dear listeners, we're taking a deep, dark dive into the Mens Rights Activist movement, Its online microcosms and real-life implications. Artist Shane …

Disrupt Everything

September 23rd, 2017

20:25

Mini Ep! It's another week and Congress keeps trying to kill us, but we're fueled by righteous anger and the joy of Kylie Jenner's pregnant belly! Get into all the gossip with us as we re-cap the week in Russia, Rihanna …

Are You Natural? w/ Sammie Smith

September 20th, 2017

38:03

This week on the pod Sammie Smith who is a natural beauty guru and creator of costume organic skin products joins us. She changes our lives and BO with some amazing natural deodorant, breaks down the magic of bentonite …

Locker Room Talk

September 15th, 2017

23:47

It's Friday, we have feelings and it's been awhile since we did a mini-ep on the state of the world/our minds so join us as we re-cap the week in …

I Want To Get Into Hoetation w/ Angela Gulner and Lindsay Stidham

September 13th, 2017

55:07

What happens when you combine the mind/vagina powers of two feminist podcasts on the night of a full moon with more than a couple of bottles of …

Super Thumbs w/ Nathalie Antonia

September 6th, 2017

50:13

This week on the pod our favorite British babe Nathalie Antonia joins us in the flesh. We take a look at the different types of people you find on …

The Debt of Honor w/ Danielle Williams

August 16th, 2017

51:55

This week we’re joined by superwoman, activist and USC Price School of Public Policy  Doctoral Candidate Danielle Williams. Danielle recently spent …

Mistresses w/ Nathalie Antonia

August 9th, 2017

1:05:24

Ever meet a guy who just seemed too good to be true? He’s gorgeous, emotionally intimate, likes everything you like and even builds quirky blanket forts in the living room for you two to make out and listen to music in? …

The Science of Life w/ Siva Mohan

August 3rd, 2017

1:00:56

This week we’re joined by Ayurvedic practitioner, MD, and holistic health educator Siva Mohan. She explains and translates the ancient Indian …

The Handmaid's Tale w/ Lisa Gerber

July 26th, 2017

1:15:44

Under His Eye. Lisa Gerber from 'The Wonder Years' joins us this week to take a deep dive into Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale. We talk about the …

There's Nothing Like A Cosmo Quiz w/ Dixie Perkinson

July 19th, 2017

58:38

Actress/writer Dixie Perkinson joins us as we go back to our Cosmo reading, teen heartthrob loving days, and take a look at the old quizzes that we …

Look Like A Lady, Play Like A Man w/ Jewel Greenberg

June 28th, 2017

55:34

This week actress/producer Jewel Greenberg is here to talk about America’s pastime, baseball, and its less-fun national hobby, excluding women and girls! As producer of the new documentary Girls of Summer: Big Diamond …

Like A Breast In The Trousers w/ Nathalie Antonia

June 21st, 2017

1:08:07

This week our favorite Brit Nathalie Antonia joins us for another round of ‘Dear Facebook’. Hear the final installment of ‘Big Dick David’ and his …

This Isn't Normal Crazy Girl w/ Nathalie Antonia

June 14th, 2017

30:46

Ever write a text or email to the wrong person? Ever have it go on for days? Well our favorite girl from across the pond Nathalie Antonia has. Join us this week as we take the way back machine to stories of Facebook …

Sluts & Scholars w/ Nicoletta Heidegger

June 7th, 2017

45:19

This week sex-positive Marriage and Family Therapist intern and host of the Sluts and Scholars podcast, Nicoletta Heidegger, joins us in a …

Spirit Junkie w/ Aleksandra Evanguelidi

May 31st, 2017

52:10

Joining us this week is Aleksandra Evanguelidi a licensed home-birth midwife, holistic women's health advocate, and all around magical priestess of …

I Went Crazy Girl w/ Nathalie Antonia

May 24th, 2017

1:02:23

This week’s guest is our British-Babe-at-Large actress/writer/comedienne/therapy reject Nathalie Antonia. She’ll be joining us from time to time for our new segment Dear Facebook in which we re-visit the bizarro world …

Practical Magic w/ Candice Marie

May 18th, 2017

44:53

This week on the pod LA legend, intuitive tarot reader and western astrologer Candice Marie joins us. She breaks down the astrological charts of The …

C U Next Tuesday Sally

May 4th, 2017

33:12

We recorded a little bonus track where we fan out on everything Met Ball related and have a moment about Celine Dion…. I know who would have thought… …

The Year Of The Flaming Cock w/ Nicole Evans

May 3rd, 2017

46:30

This week actress/writer Nicole Evans joins us to talk about Feng Shui, and how she ruined my life by making me change my whole apartment around. She …

What Kind Of Girl... w/ Angel Kalafatis

April 26th, 2017

1:17:25

This week queer, kinky, sexuality research scientist and activist Angel Kalafatis joins us to talk about the sexual education system in The United States and what the repercussions of abstinence only education is on …

Coming Out Of The Green Closet w/ Saline Ossman

April 20th, 2017

59:28

Happy 420! In honor of the green holiday we are rereleasing an old episode from 2016. LA legend Sailene Ossman, aka Mama Sailene, a trailblazing …

Girls w/ Kate Siegel

April 19th, 2017

48:12

This week Kate Siegel and I lay in bed and discuss the HBO series 'Girls.' Join us as we go in deep on the messy truth of female friendship, the …

Do You Consider Yourself A Feminist

April 12th, 2017

47:17

In our new episode the "unapologetic cunty cult leader" of the viral Instagram account @doyouconsideryourselffeminist joins us to talk about …

How To Murder Your Life

April 5th, 2017

1:01:44

Our longstanding fascination with gonzo beauty writer Cat Marnell and obsessively devouring her new memoir How to Murder Your Life brought up so many thoughts and feelings (and a few of our own sordid tales). Whether …

Nothing Is True And Everything Is Possible

March 30th, 2017

32:51

How is your resistance going? We discuss this weeks political stories and how women like Sally Yates are leading the way. Alexei Navalny has been …

Faith Crisis w/ Natalie Neal

March 28th, 2017

57:41

This week LA based photographer, director and female empowerment bad ass Natalie Neal joins us to discus growing up Mormon. She takes us into the Mormon church's thoughts on modesty, art and women. How it affected the …

Critical Becky Studies w/ Heather Homonoff Woodley

March 21st, 2017

53:00

This week NYU professor and Fulbright scholar Heather Homonoff Woodley joins us in a critical discussion of 'Becky,' honoring mixed cultures in her …

The Revolution Is In Full Affect w/ Michelle Embler

March 14th, 2017

48:18

Dallas-based community activist and political fundraiser Michelle Embler gives us a brief history of the Dominican Republic and a crash course in her …

Trump Is The Symptom w/ Naomi Sobel

March 7th, 2017

1:00:38

Queer social justice advocate and activist Naomi Sobel joins the pod to talk about coming out in the late 90's in Manhattan, learning how to recognize levels of privilege and how to speak to Trump supporters in your …

Teen Mom 2 w/ Lindsay Thomason

March 4th, 2017

44:44

Our reality show roots are showing again this week and Lindsay Thomason is back to do a deep dive on MTV's Teen Mom 2. We go in on this season and each girl. I also spill some juicy intel that you most definitely want …

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