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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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Unladies Room: The Little Feminist Mermaid

June 1st, 2023


Bonus episode alert! Cristen dives into the FASCINATING backstory of the original Little Mermaid, why it almost wasn't made (hint: sexism), how Ariel …

Feminist Podcast vs. Capitalism

May 30th, 2023


How does a feminist podcast (Unladylike, specifically) make money? Cristen chats with Amanda McLoughlin of Multitude Productions about indie …

Bisexual Imposter Syndrome

May 23rd, 2023


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 Maggie Zhou shares her own reckoning with the "Bittersweet Privilege of …

Ask Unladylike: Gender Identity vs. Beauty Norms?

May 16th, 2023


How do you empower nonbinary and trans kids struggling with their changing bodies? Gender Spectrum executive director Cameron Van Fossen shares their expert advice on distinguishing gender congruence from beauty norms, …

She's the Breadwinner

May 9th, 2023


What happens when women are the primary or sole earners? Is it only stigmatized if they're coupled up with men? Maya Lau, Journalist and host of

Unladies Room: Met Gala Gabfest

May 6th, 2023


Special correspondent to the Met Ball / Unladylike intern Anuli debriefs Cristen on the “Super Bowl of Fashion in this Unladies Room (aka the Patreon

Sneak Peek: Love Letters

May 3rd, 2023


Unladies, have y'all hear the Love Letters podcast? Love Letters tells stories about romance, marriage, partnership, sex, loss, and the human heart. Served with a side of advice.

On the new season, host Meredith …

Ask Unladylike: Mom, I Want an IUD?

May 2nd, 2023


How do you solve a problem like an adrift niece who won't add you on Snapchat? Intern Anuli helps Cristen advise an unlady trying to get through to a …

Feminist Porn 101

April 25th, 2023


What is—and isn't—feminist porn, and why even make it? Emerging feminist porn director Bea Blue shares how she got started in Berlin, what feminist porn means behind the scenes and why she embraces radical consent and …

Naked Protests

April 18th, 2023


From #FreetheNipple to Naked Athena, public nudity is likely THE oldest, most widespread form of protest. Unladylike intern Anuli Ononye investigates …

Ask Unladylike: 'I Love You' Too Soon?

April 11th, 2023


Ever feel like 'I love you' expectations are higher than ever in romantic relationships? Is there a right time to say it, and does it matter who declares it first? Love to See It co-hosts Emma Gray and Claire Fallon …

REAL Self-Care

April 4th, 2023


How did 'self-care' become synonymous with skincare routines and beauty treatments, and what does it actually mean? Dr. Pooja Lakshmin reclaims the buzzword in her debut book, Real Self-Care: A Transformative Program …

The Pole Dance, pt. 2

March 28th, 2023


How do you square the circle of recreational pole dancing for pleasure and strip club pole to get paid? Strippers United president Selena the …

Ozempic Weight Loss, Reconsidered

March 21st, 2023


Unladies lead Whatthe way in this important follow-up to The Ozempic Weight-Loss Craze, sharing the less talked about reasons for taking the meds, …

The Pole Dance, pt 1

March 14th, 2023


What does recreational pole dancing reveal about sex work stigma, from social media to strip clubs? Dr. Carolina Are unpacks why and how pole dancers …

The Abortion Pill Lawsuit, Explained-ish

March 7th, 2023


Why is a medication that's safer than Tylenol at risk of a nationwide ban? Cristen crash courses the who, what, when and WHHHHYYY of the mifepristone …

Ask Unladylike: Resting Bitch Voice?

February 28th, 2023


Are women expected to put on a happy VOICE? Kristen Meinzer and Jolenta Greenberg from How to Be Fine (formerly By the Book) lend their self-help …

Ballerina, Interrupted

February 21st, 2023


Who gets to be a ballerina and why? Erika Lantz, host of The Turning: Room of Mirrors, details the rigid hierarchy, body standards and elite ballet …

Confronting Codependency

February 14th, 2023


Can toxic relationships be a form of addiction? Codependency is complex, controversial and often ascribed to women. Writer Nina Renata Aron shares her own story of confronting codependency and helps Cristen unpack the …

Ask Unladylike: Better Off Single?

February 7th, 2023


Sure, breaking up is hard to do, but then what? Cristen offers some reassuring research and firsthand advice to three listeners on embracing singlehood, questioning relationships and marrying the rebound. Plus, a very …

The 'Pretendian' Long Con

January 31st, 2023


What happens when someone who built their career on being Indigenous turns out to be ... a white lady? Writer Michelle Cyca shares how she came face to face with Indigenous identity fraud, why academia and the arts have …

Dog-xic Masculinity

January 24th, 2023


What do dogs tell us about gender, power and dominance? Listener Claire surprises Cristen with the toxic masculinity leashed to dog training, and pro …

Age-Defying Friendship

January 17th, 2023


A 50-year age gap didn't stop Annie Korzen and Mackenzie Morrison from forging a best friendship, and Cristen is frankly jealous! She talks to the besties about how they met and fell in platonic love with one another. …

Ask Unladylike: The D*ck Pic Talk?

January 10th, 2023


Kids are sexting, like it or not! Non-parent Cristen consults sex educator Dr. Catherine Dukes about when and how to have The Sext Talk with kids. …

The Ozempic Weight-Loss Craze

December 20th, 2022


Welcome to a new era of 'miracle' weight-loss drugs, starring Ozempic. In this Patreon bonus episode, Cristen gets to the bottom of the type 2 diabetes drug shortage, how it "works" for dropping lbs and whether it means …

Ask Unladylike: Financially Responsible for Your Mom?

December 13th, 2022


What's a daughter to do when her estranged mom won't stop asking for money? Financial abuse expert Axton Betz-Hamilton untangles the possible financial enmeshment and enabling at play and how to set healthier …

Vegan Feminism Beyond Food

December 6th, 2022


Can real feminists eat cheese? Vegan geographer Catherine Oliver maps out why most vegans are women and the masculinity of meat. Then, vegan beauty …

Ask Unladylike: Butch Girlfriends & Childfree Stepmoms

November 29th, 2022


Gender roles ever catch you by surprise? Comedian Emma Willmann (Inside the Closet) offers her firsthand advice to a lesbian listener turned off by …

Men's Rights Activists 101

November 22nd, 2022


Why do men become men's rights activists? Sociologist Emily Carian has spent her academic career answering that question. Cristen talks to Emily …

From Come As You Are with Dr. Emily Nagoski: Pleasure is The Measure

November 17th, 2022


Today, I’m sharing a preview of a new podcast I’m enjoying and think you will, too. On Come As You Are, educator and bestselling author Dr. Emily Nagoski answers questions about sex with the latest science. You’ll get a …

A Feminist Revolution In Iran

November 16th, 2022


Why are Iranian women burning hijabs and leading revolutionary protests? Dr. Claudia Yaghoobi contextualizes their rage over the death of a …

Ask Unladylike: Virginity Disclosure?

November 8th, 2022


Why does virginity f*ck with our heads? Cristen advises a listener who's worried her sexual inexperience is showing. Listeners also sound off on previous advice on unvaxxed friends, STEM sexism and the "Mom" treatment.

You Don't Look Autistic

November 1st, 2022


What happens when adult women discover they're autistic? Cristen busts the gender stereotypes and neurotypical myths of Autism Spectrum Disorder with …

Christians Get Abortions, Too

October 25th, 2022


The Christian right has become synonymous with anti-abortion, but what about the Christian left? Reverend Angela Tyler-Williams takes Cristen to church on reconciling reproductive justice and abortion with Christianity …

True Crime, Horror & Women

October 18th, 2022


Women dominate both true crime and horror, and in unexpected ways. Bobbi Miller (The Afternoon Special) and Cristen dig into true crime media, fandom and white ladies’ fascination with serial killers. Then, film critic …

Bad Nose, Good Nose

October 11th, 2022


What happens when refusing a nose job means defying family tradition? Filmmaker Gayle Kirschenbaum shares why her mother endlessly agonized over the bump in her nose. Then, medical historian Sharrona Pearl deconstructs …

From A Slight Change of Plans: Civil Rights Icon Ruby Bridges

October 5th, 2022


We’re sharing a special episode from another podcast, A Slight Change of Plans, from Pushkin

Industries. In this preview, civil rights icon Ruby Bridges shares what it was like to be the first

African-American student to …

Ask Unladylike: Unvaxxed, Unfriended?

October 4th, 2022


Can friendship survive the vaccine divide? Is entering a male-dominated industry setting yourself up to fail and/or become the "Mom" of the workplace? It's a juicy grabbag of listener advice requests, and Cristen is …

Sexxxy Feet

September 27th, 2022


Cristen dips her toe into wikiFeet and FeetFinder on a quest to figure out why foot fetishes and feet pics are so hot right now. Then, professional …

Ask Unladylike: Feminist Guilt vs Weddings?

September 20th, 2022


Wedding bells and feminist guilt are in the air! Cristen answers three unladies' advice requests on WHY engagement rings, feminist wedding pressure and being the liberal daughter in-law.


Go to and …

From The Loudest Girl in the World: What it Means to be on the Autism Spectrum

September 14th, 2022


We’re sharing a special preview of a new podcast, The Loudest Girl in the World. For years, journalist and podcast host Lauren Ober wasn’t all that jazzed about herself. She was always getting in trouble, she had a lot …

Illuminati Influencer Queens, pt. 2

September 13th, 2022


What attracts women to conspiracy theories? TikTok misinformation researcher Abbie Richards debunks the tinfoil hat stereotype and explains the rise of Pastel QAnon. Then, returning guest Bridget Todd demystifies the …

Illuminati Influencer Queens, pt. 1

September 6th, 2022


The pod’s officially back, and Cristen’s officially fallen down the conspiracy theory rabbit hole. For research! From the "grand dame of modern …

Unladylike is Back!

August 30th, 2022


Hey unladies! Cristen is back with a LOT of Unladylike questions to answer, gender baggage to check and dumpster fires to extinguish. So much fun to be had and rage to be stoked! Catch new episodes of Unladylike every …

Who the F*** Is Dobbs?

June 30th, 2022


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How to Move On

April 5th, 2022


One Unladylike era comes to an end, and another begins. It's Caroline's farewell episode, and we're taking stock of our decade podcasting together, …

Pep Talk: First, Only, Different with Elaine Welteroth

March 29th, 2022


Being FOD — first, only, or different — can also mean contending with self-doubt and imposter syndrome. Elaine Welteroth has been there and has an Unladylike Pep Talk for not shrinking yourself. The Project Runway …

Pep Talk: Swimsuit Body Image with Jessamyn Stanley

March 29th, 2022


Since nothing summons body insecurity quite like “swimsuit season," yoga goddess Jessamyn Stanley has an Unladylike Pep Talk for appreciating the skin we're in. Even when we feel like a boob-sweaty, thigh-chafing hot …

Pep Talk: Aloneness with Julia Bainbridge

March 29th, 2022


What's so wrong with being alone? Writer and podcaster Julia Bainbridge brings us a reassuring, insightful Pep Talk on spending time by ourselves, …

Pep Talk: Wedding Planning with Cristen Conger

March 22nd, 2022


How do you maintain your identity — not to mention your sanity — in the thick of wedding planning? Whether you’re the one tying the knot, or you’re watching from the wings, Unladylike co-host Cristen Conger has a …

Pep Talk: Infertility with Doree Shafrir

March 22nd, 2022


Infertility struggles and treatments drain more than your wallet. Doree Shafrir, co-host of the podcast Forever35, wants you to know you’re not alone. Her Unladylike pep talk lends perspective and encouragement for …

Pep Talk: Rejecting Creeps with Alexandra Tweten

March 22nd, 2022


Imagine a world without unsolicited dick pics and dating-site harassment. Bye Felipe founder Alexandra Tweten wants to make that a reality. In the …

How to Strap-On

March 15th, 2022


Dildos, harnesses and o-rings, oh my! Professional dominatrix/listener Mae Ling introduces us to the power and pleasure of strap-ons and pegging. …

Ask Unladylike: Sexual Harm in Your Social Circle

March 8th, 2022


Returning guest and restorative justice expert Dr. Alissa Ackerman helps us advise a listener whose BFF's boyfriend is accused of sexual assault as …

How to Be Well-Read

March 1st, 2022


With book banning on the rise, it's the perfect time to hear from Glory Edim, aka Well-Read Black Girl. Glory tells us about growing up at the library, how books changed her life, and the power of reading in community.

How to Get a Breast Reduction

February 15th, 2022


Why do breast reductions have such sky-high satisfaction rates? How does life before and after surgery compare? Listeners Kelly and S. share their breast reduction stories and the weight it did — and didn't — take off …

Ask Unladylike: How to Stay Married

February 8th, 2022


Staying together forever can feel like an impossible slog — just Ask Polly, aka advice columnist Heather Havrilesky. She helps us troubleshoot …

Romance Novel Redemption

February 1st, 2022


Romance is the most popular fiction genre, but it rarely gets the respect it deserves. Avid romance reader Nichole Perkins and best-selling queer …

How to Simulate Sex

January 25th, 2022


Intimacy coordinator is one of the newest, buzziest roles in Hollywood. But what exactly does the job entail? Pioneering intimacy coordinator Alicia …

Ask Unladylike: Mean Office Ladies

January 18th, 2022


There might be a special place in hell for women who don't support other women, but how on earth do you deal with them in the meantime? C&C help a listener struggling with a terrible female coworker and offer …

Pep Talk: Making Friends with Ann Friedman + Aminatou Sow

January 4th, 2022


Adult friending is hard! Luckily, a pair of long-distance besties are here to pep-talk you through the process: Call Your Girlfriend hosts Aminatou …

Pep Talk: Dating Online with Negin Farsad

January 4th, 2022


Comedian Negin Farsad passes along her rules for making online dating (aka dating) less terrible and offers a hilariously practical pep talk for …

Pep Talk: Losing Your Job with Kristen Meinzer + Jolenta Greenberg

January 4th, 2022


Fired, laid off, downsized — whatever you call it, losing your job can feel like losing everything. By the Book podcast co-hosts Kristen Meinzer and …

Pep Talk: Navigating Class with Ashley C. Ford

December 28th, 2021


Whether you're "the poor friend," the "rich auntie" or somewhere in between, class is always in session. Writer Ashley C. Ford blows past polite …

Pep Talk: Staying In with Alisha Ramos

December 28th, 2021


Need less FOMO and more JOMO (joy of missing out)? Girls’ Night In founder Alisha Ramos is here to pep you up for staying put—and not feeling bad about it. So toss off your bra, grab a face mask and get ready for some …

Pep Talk: Being Yourself with Rain Dove

December 28th, 2021


Ever feel at odds with society's sexpectations? Model and activist Rain Dove shares their story of opting out of the gender binary and offers a very personal pep talk for embracing your uniqueness and giving the world …

Childfree After Infertility

December 21st, 2021


When faced with infertility, unladies are often pressured to just "try harder." But what if you don't want to? A pair of listeners take Cristen and …

Childfree by Choice

December 14th, 2021


What's so wrong with not wanting kids? Cristen and Caroline investigate what happens when unladies choose to be childfree and the pressure to justify …

Ask Unladylike: Husband Problems

December 7th, 2021


Cristen and Caroline advise two listeners in need of major spousal support. One husband is willfully incompetent with childcare and another won't let …


November 30th, 2021


Some orgasms are wetter than others — so what? A listener calls us in on the squirting shame she experienced from a previous Unladylike episode. Then, author and host Lux Alptraum brings a refreshing dose of squirting …

Shopping for Orgasms

November 23rd, 2021


The sexual revolution will be monetized. In this Patreon bonus episode, Caroline and Cristen explore the concept of "lean-in sexuality," the …


November 16th, 2021


Until recently, nonconsensual condom removal, aka stealthing, has gone unnamed and unpunished. When then-law student Alexandra Brodsky published a legal paper about stealthing, it went viral and yielded immediate, …

Ask Unladylike: Divorce and Dress Codes

November 9th, 2021


Cristen and Caroline advise a mom worried that divorce will ruin her daughter and a teacher unsure how to address dress codes with her students. …

Birth Control, Explained

November 2nd, 2021


Hormonal birth control is the most commonly prescribed contraception, but what about the side effects? Nurse practitioner Jennifer Robinson helps us …

Environmental Justice League

October 26th, 2021


How do you solve a problem like environmental injustice? Meet two forces of nature and intergenerational allies — trailblazer Vernice Miller-Travis …

How to Rock Climb

October 19th, 2021


When Kyra Condie says climbing is for everyone, she’s not exaggerating. It's a rare sport where young girls can hold their own against ripped …

Ask Unladylike: Money Therapy

October 12th, 2021


What's the best way to navigate life's major money pits? Our very own financial planner Helen Ngo lends her expert advice on budgeting, spending guilt, ethical investing and more.

Unladylike: A Field Guide to Smashing …

How to Manifest Your Best Life!!

October 5th, 2021


You can't swing a vision board around social media without hitting influencers, life coaches, and boss babes galore selling manifesting and positive …

That's So Cultish

September 28th, 2021


Why are cult vibes so strong right now? Don't blame brainwashing. Linguist Amanda Montell breaks down what cult-speak sounds like, how it seduces us …

How to Write Cookbooks

September 21st, 2021


Cookbook author Julia Turshen thinks of her recipe collections as Trojan horses to talk about far more than food, and she's right. We mix it up with …

Ask Unladylike: BFF 911!

September 14th, 2021


How do you mend emotionally fraught friendships? Cristen and Caroline offer advice - and some tough love - to two unladies in the thick of friendship …

Britney's Toxic Conservatorship

August 31st, 2021


Why did it take 13 years for Britney Spears to speak out against her conservatorship? Tess Barker and Babs Gray share how they galvanized #FreeBritney into a disability right movement. Then, ACLU lawyer Zoe …

Disinformation & Digital Blackface

August 24th, 2021


What do antivax memes, abortion myths and canceling Father's Day have in common? They're all lies amplified through fake online accounts impersonating Black women. Digital activist Bridget Todd sheds important light …

Burnout with Anne Helen Petersen

August 17th, 2021


Feeling burnt out? Journalist Anne Helen Petersen breaks down where our collective exhaustion comes from, how modern workplaces fuel it, and why …

Ask Unladylike: Mom-Daughter Body Image

August 10th, 2021


Cristen and Caroline advise a mom who's scared of giving her daughter body issues and a daughter who wants to help her mom become body positive. …

Untangling Hair pt. 3: Losing It

August 3rd, 2021


Why do we pretend women don't lose their hair? In the final episode of our series all about head hair, we wig out with Supriya Surender who began …

Untangling Hair pt. 2: Color Schemes

July 27th, 2021


What does your hair color say about you? In part two of our series all about head hair, we find out how writer Jessica Berger Gross broke up with …

Untangling Hair pt 1: Racism and Going Natural

July 20th, 2021


When twin sisters Mya and Deanna Cook wore braided extensions to school, they had no idea it would start a fight for their civil rights. In part one …

Ask Unladylike: Late Bloomers with Forever35

July 13th, 2021


Dear unladies, let's talk about life timing. Forever35 hosts Kate Spencer and Doree Shafrir help us answer advice questions on feeling too late to …

Unlearning Shame with Ashley C. Ford

July 6th, 2021


When Ashley C. Ford was growing up, money was tight, home life was unstable and a current of shame ran through it all. We talk to Ashley about unlearning that shame; reconciling her family relationships; coming into her …

Diagnosis: Endometriosis

June 29th, 2021


Endometriosis is highly common, incurable and often written off as "bad periods." But the uterine disease can also wreak havoc with chronic pain, …

How to Run Like a Girl

June 22nd, 2021


States across the U.S. are racing to ban trans girls from school sports. Why? Because two teen runners in Connecticut did arguably the riskiest thing …

Ask Unladylike: Why Can't I Make Friends?

June 15th, 2021


Dear unladies, we've got a trio of advice q's on deck AND a dazzling guest! Comedian Negin Farsad helps us make new friends. Then, Cristen and …

Dating After Sexual Assault

June 1st, 2021


You’ve survived sexual trauma. But then what? This episode, we're breaking the silence on the ripple effects of rape and assault and exploring …

How to Leave Your Abuser

May 25th, 2021


Exiting abusive relationships can be extremely difficult — especially when your partner is extremely powerful. But that's what Tanya Selvaratnam did …

Ask Unladylike: Happiness vs. Toxic Positivity

May 18th, 2021


Where's the line between fostering happiness and just forcing women to smile all the time? Yale psychologist and the host of The Happiness Lab …

How to Call Bullsh*t with Sen. Mazie Hirono

May 11th, 2021


Hawaii Senator Mazie Hirono is a trailblazer, feminist and a political force to be reckoned with. Cristen and Caroline talk to the Senator about …

Beyond Trans Visibility with Raquel Willis

May 4th, 2021


Activist Raquel Willis is on the frontlines of the trans rights movement 24/7. We follow Raquel's journey to becoming a modern-day movement leader. …

ADHD All Grown Up

April 27th, 2021


Why are so many women struggling with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? Caroline and Cristen sort through the gender stereotyping and …

Ask Unladylike: Does 'The One' Exist?

April 20th, 2021


Dear unladies, it's our very first advice episode! Cristen and Caroline answer a listener who's torn about finding "The One" and swap stories about …

Mariah, Céline and Divadom w/ Chelsea Devantez

April 13th, 2021


As divas go, Mariah Carey and Céline Dion have a lot in common. But the media has treated their divadoms wildly differently, dahling. Chelsea Devantez, host of the Celebrity Book Club podcast, helps us dissect the diva …

Family Secrets with Morgan Jerkins

April 6th, 2021


Tracing family trees can take more than DNA tests and genealogy websites, especially if your ancestors were enslaved. Acclaimed writer Morgan Jerkins …

How to Love Yourself with Tess Holliday

March 30th, 2021


Self-love is easier said than done, even when you're a body positivity icon like Tess Holliday. We're going deep with the model, activist and tattoo …

Trailer: New Episodes Start March 30th

March 23rd, 2021


Cristen and Caroline are back with all-new episodes starting March 30th! Plus, the show is going to be mostly weekly from here on out. Rather than …

Best of Unladylike: How to #FreeTheVibrator

March 16th, 2021


Leading up to brand-new episodes of Unladylike, we’re hitting replay on four of our top (and most timely) episodes from the archive. Today, we …

Best of Unladylike: How to Free the 90s Bitch

March 9th, 2021


In the run-up to brand-new episodes of Unladylike on March 30th, we’re hitting replay on four of our favorite episodes from the archive. Today, C&C revisit this episode from 2019.

The 1990s were supposed to be the …

Best of Unladylike: How to Get a Yoga Body with Jessamyn Stanley

March 2nd, 2021


Leading up to brand-new episodes of Unladylike, we’re hitting replay on four of our top (and most timely) episodes from the archive. Today, C&C stretch it out and revisit this episode from 2018.

Body-positive yoga …

Best of Unladylike: How to Be a Bad Mom

February 23rd, 2021


C&C revisit this episode from 2018 while they prepare for new episodes -- coming your way March 30th.

Moms aren't supposed to admit it, but loving your kids can also come with not loving--and possibly …

We Are Anxious White Feminists

December 15th, 2020


Unprecedented times call for an unprecedented Unladylike! Cristen and Caroline close out 2020 by interviewing each other about how we're feeling as …

Survival of the Thickest with Michelle Buteau

December 8th, 2020


Comedian Michelle Buteau is everywhere these days, including a Netflix standup special (Welcome to Beautopia); the First Wives Club reboot on BET+ and her new memoir, Survival of the Thickest. This episode, she bares …

Rom-Coms with Lindy West

December 1st, 2020


'Tis the season for romantic comedies. But are we "allowed" to love these very imperfect, yet formative films? Bestselling author, Shrill co-creator and Hallmark movie fan Lindy West helps us reconcile our problematic …

How to Face Adult Acne

November 24th, 2020


Has breaking out ever made you feel like breaking down? Adult acne and facial skin conditions are extremely common — and so are their mental health …

How to Get Botox

November 17th, 2020


Is there a right way to choose your Botox choice? Does it make you a bad feminist? Is a wrinkle makeover worth it? Cristen and Caroline examine their …

How to Sext

November 10th, 2020


Sexting is totally normal, especially during quarantine. So why don't we treat sending nudes with the same attention to pleasure and consent as we do with IRL encounters? With help from The Cut's Avery Trufelman and …

How to Be The Bachelorette

November 3rd, 2020


Is the Bachelor franchise here for the right reasons? For Rachel Lindsay, the first Black Bachelorette, it's complicated. This episode, Rachel shares the highs and lows of being the first, how the franchise uses race …

How Busy Philipps Does Her Best

October 27th, 2020


Actor Busy Philipps has been in Hollywood since she was 19. But it wasn't until she gave up on giving in to the industry and its sexism that her big …

The Crisis Pregnancy Center Scam

October 20th, 2020


Pregnant? Scared? Anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers, or pregnancy resource centers, outnumber abortion clinics three to one in the United States. This episode, we find out why they're thriving and what to expect …

How to Protect Abortion Clinics

October 13th, 2020


What does it take to build abortion clinics in America? Whole Woman’s Health founder Amy Hagstrom Miller shares the lengths providers have to go to …

The Power of Ass w/ Big Freedia

October 6th, 2020


It's impossible to not shake, wiggle and twerk when Big Freedia takes the mic. The Queen Diva of bounce music shares her astonishing journey from a New Orleans gospel choir to hip-hop superstardom and how Hurricane …

Sting Like Samantha Bee

September 29th, 2020


Full Frontal host Samantha Bee never thought her late-night show would reach five seasons and almost as many Emmy wins. Find out why, plus what she's …

Bonus: Stay Weird w/ Stacy Osei-Kuffour

September 15th, 2020


Stacy Osei-Kuffour has made a name for herself writing for shows like Pen15, Watchmen and Run, but growing up in Chicago, she was a self-proclaimed outcast. In this bonus episode, we talk with Stacy about how embracing …

How to Take a Hike

August 11th, 2020


Hiking has been all the rage lately. But its popularity also reveals uncomfortable truths about who gets to belong in the great outdoors.

This …

How to Do #MeToo Without Prison (2 of 2)

August 4th, 2020


Is it possible to combat sexual violence and support survivors without sending perpetrators to prison? Dr. Alissa Ackerman, a sex crimes policy …

How to Abolish Prison Like a Feminist (1 of 2)

July 28th, 2020


Recent calls to defund police and abolish prisons have raised the question: But what about rapists? In part one of two episodes exploring that …

How to Live Single, Pt. 3: Sexpectations

July 21st, 2020


When was the last time you had sex, if ever? In the final episode of our How to Live Single series, science journalist Angela Chen upends that question by creating romantic room for asexuality. Her book, Ace: What …

How to Live Single, Pt. 2: IRL Golden Girls

July 14th, 2020


Why does living single usually come with roommates? In part two of three about How to Live Single, Cristen and Caroline get a Golden Girls reality …

How to Live Single, Pt. 1: Doing You

July 7th, 2020


What if being single wasn't sold to us as a problem to solve? In part one of three episodes exploring How to Live Single, Aminatou Sow (Call Your …

How to Reckon with Refinery29

June 30th, 2020


A number of feminist-branded companies, including The Wing, Man Repeller and, are reckoning with racism and employee mistreatment. This episode, we're focusing in on the digital-media powerhouse Refinery29 and …

How to Go Braless

June 23rd, 2020


Almost as soon as pandemic lockdowns started, homebound breasts everywhere began forgoing their bras. But how is going braless still unconventional enough to inspire viral media coverage amid a public health crisis? …

How to Lift Heavy Sh*t

June 16th, 2020


Weightlifting used to be boys-only exercise, but women are getting swole like never before. Cristen and Caroline find out why from competitive …

How to Not Be a Karen

June 9th, 2020


How do you solve a problem like white feminism? Mikki Kendall knows, and the answer isn't being nice. From #solidarityisforwhitewomen to Hood …

How to Be Tori Amos

May 26th, 2020


Tori Amos is a piano prodigy and Gen X goddess whose music was a soundtrack of third-wave feminism. Cristen and Caroline talk to her about breaking …

How to Feel Your Pandemic Feels

May 19th, 2020


'How are you doing?' has become a super loaded question in the days of COVID. So this episode, Cristen and Caroline find out how listeners are …

How to Get Canceled with Natalie Wynn

April 7th, 2020


Contrapoints creator Natalie Wynn is among the most popular and acclaimed YouTubers, specializing in counteracting the red-pilled, radicalized voices …

How to Nail Manicures

March 31st, 2020


From lesbian TikTok to a magical place called Mantrap, getting your nails done means way more than meets the eye. In this episode, Cristen and …

How to Break up with Mom

March 24th, 2020


Parental estrangement is surprisingly common — and commonly misunderstood. Caroline and Cristen sort fact from fiction to find out: What happens when …

How to Break Tattoo Taboos with Margaret Cho

March 17th, 2020


How do gender, race and class color our tattoo perceptions? Comedy icon Margaret Cho breaks down the body politics of being a heavily inked …

How to Work the Gig Economy

March 10th, 2020


How can women advocate for workplace equality when they don't have a salaried 9-to-5 with benefits? With help from Freelancers Union founder, Sara …

How to Crash Quinceañeras

March 3rd, 2020


Sweet 16 doesn't hold a birthday candle to the quinceañera. But why has such a ladylike tradition and its poofy gowns kept partying on? You're …

How to Unscramble Egg Freezing

February 25th, 2020


To freeze or not to freeze? That's today's hottest fertility question. With help from Washington Post reporter Nicole Ellis, Cristen and Caroline …

How to Mind Mental Illness with Esmé Weijun Wang

February 18th, 2020


What happens when you aren't "the appropriate type of crazy?" Best-selling author Esmé Weijun Wang talks to Caroline and Cristen about living with …

How to Spot Scams

February 11th, 2020


Cristen has a case of fraud fever, and the only cure for it is more scams! First, Jane Marie of The Dream breaks down why millions of women go for …

That's So Unladylike Tour

February 7th, 2020


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How to Sober Up

February 4th, 2020


From Dry January to #sobercurious, not drinking has recently taken on new meanings and more mainstream visibility. But what really happens when women …

How to Thirst with Bim Adewunmi and Nichole Perkins

January 28th, 2020


Ever feel hot 'n' bothered -- and helplessly horny? Thirst Aid Kit, a podcast hosted by Bim Adewunmi and Nichole Perkins, is here for you. Cristen …

How to Tilt the Lens with Sinéad Burke

January 21st, 2020


From the children's classrooms to the Met Gala red carpet, Sinéad Burke is on a mission to tilt the lens on what accessibility looks like and whom …

Winter Break: How to Pass the Equal Rights Amendment

December 31st, 2019


To wrap up our winter break, Cristen and Caroline revisit their episode on fighting for the Equal Rights Amendment. C&C talk to filmmaker and …

Winter Break: How to Slam Dunk

December 24th, 2019


Unladylike is on winter break! To celebrate, Cristen and Caroline are revisiting their favorite episodes from past seasons. This week, they take on …

Winter Break: How to Sell Weed

December 17th, 2019


Caroline and Cristen are revisiting some of their favorite Unladylike episodes throughout the month of December. This week, they look into the …

Winter Break: How to Feel Sad

December 10th, 2019


For the month of December, Cristen and Caroline are revisiting some of their favorite Unladylike episodes. First up, they dive into the feels. …

How to Flush the Poop-triarchy

December 3rd, 2019


By listener request, Caroline and Cristen go full potty mouth on the ladylike poop taboo and its real-deal side effects. With help from a …

How to Take Fashion Seriously

November 26th, 2019


Before Mari Kondo-ing your closet, consider this: the average American throws away 80 pounds of clothes each year, and only a fifth of what's donated survives secondhand. Unladylike producer Sam Lee takes Cristen and …

How to Marry Off Maiden Names

November 19th, 2019


Women marrying off their "maiden names" is one of the most enduring gender traditions — and feminist conundrums. Cristen and Caroline pop the …

How to Spell 'The L Word' with Ilene Chaiken

November 12th, 2019


In early 2000s Hollywood, Ilene Chaiken did the seemingly impossible, co-creating and running a hit TV show entirely about lesbians and queer women. …

How to Unbridle Horse Girls with Lisa Hanawalt

November 5th, 2019


Saddle up for a ride through horse-girl country. First, Bojack Horseman designer Lisa Hanawalt shares her personal horse-tery and why horse girls' …

How to Demystify Vaginas with Dr. Jen Gunter

October 29th, 2019


For most of medical history, vulvas and vaginas have been mythologized as too dirty, dainty and/or deformed. But gynecologist Jen Gunter is on a …

How to Take on Politics with June Diane Raphael & Jessica Yellin

October 22nd, 2019


When politics feels like dumpster fire, how do we still take it on without losing our minds? Actor and activist June Diane Raphael is here to help us …

How to Be 'The Bisexual' with Desiree Akhavan

October 15th, 2019


When queerness is out of the closet, what does bisexuality even mean? For bisexual Iranian-American filmmaker Desiree Akhavan, the answer is . . . …

How to Dive Into Fear

October 8th, 2019


Underwater cave explorer Jill Heinerth has dived deeper inside Earth's inner space than any other woman in history, pursuing one of the most …

How Score Equal Pay in Soccer

October 1st, 2019


The US Women's National Soccer Team might be wrapping up their World Cup victory tour, but their equal pay lawsuit is far from over. With assists from Meg Linehan of The Athletic and Maya Raghu from the National Women's …

How to Be Da Baddest Bitch in Hip-Hop

September 24th, 2019


Rap queens are rarely allowed to reign more than one at a time, but Megan Thee Stallion and City Girls are leading a whole stable of up-n-coming …

How to Own Your Talent with Ashley Nicole Black

September 17th, 2019


Comedy writer and actor Ashley Nicole Black knows what she's good at. But that almost derailed her path to landing "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee" …

How to Self Help Yourself

August 6th, 2019


What happens when you live out self-help advice? Cristen and Caroline find out from By the Book co-hosts Kristen Meinzer and Jolenta Greenberg. The …

How To Wear Too Much Makeup

July 30th, 2019


What happens when we wear makeup like war paint? Best-selling author R.O. Kwon confronts 'China doll' stereotypes with eyeshadow. Then, activist …

Introducing The Secret Lives of Black Women

July 25th, 2019


Here’s a new podcast for you! On The Secret Lives of Black Women, join close friends Charla Lauriston and Lauren Domino on their hunt for the …

How to Kick Off High Heels at Work

July 23rd, 2019


After Nicola Thorp was fired for refusing to wear high heels on the job in 2015, she called bullsh*t all the way to British Parliament. Because from …

Unladylike Hotline Advice-A-Thon

July 16th, 2019


Find out what happens when C&C open the Unladylike Hotline to take listeners' calls, live 'n' unrehearsed. From politics and pregnancy to …

How to Be a Phone Sex Operator

July 9th, 2019


Like stripping, commercial phone sex is a form of legal sex work—AND you can do it from home in pajamas. But what does the job really entail? C & C called up longtime phone sex operator and CEO Sera Miles to find …

How to Get Schooled on Title IX

July 2nd, 2019


Sexual harassment is a typical part of the K-12 school day, so why do we only talk about it on college campuses? Even though Title IX enshrines …

How to Create Feminist Superheroes

June 25th, 2019


Sana Amanat has been called the "Shonda Rhimes of Marvel Comics" and an IRL superhero. C&C explore how this awkward-teen-turned-visionary-VP has …

How to Say What You Want with Geena Davis

June 18th, 2019


Geena Davis is so outspoken about Hollywood's women problems, she founded a think-tank to bring the research receipts. But speaking up didn't come …

How to Solve Math Probs

June 11th, 2019


Caroline and Cristen are going to couple's therapy — for math — with educator and stereotype-disrupter, Vanessa Vakharia. Bad-at-math baggage is easy …

How to Wear Body Hair, Part 3

June 4th, 2019


For Sikh women like Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa, head-to-toe hairiness isn't just normal - it's sacred. In the final episode of our three-part body hair …

How to Wear Body Hair, Part 2

May 28th, 2019


Hairy feminists have haunted pop culture since the suffrage days, but is it time to give up those ghosts? In part two of a three-part miniseries on …

How to Wear Body Hair, Part 1 with Sasheer Zamata

May 21st, 2019


Pit hair might be having a moment, but more than 90 percent of American women still choose to remove it. In the first episode of a three-part …

Embracing Swimsuit Season Pep Talk: Jessamyn Stanley

April 17th, 2019


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We're bringing you something special in the feed today... a pep talk! Nothing summons the body blues quite like “swimsuit season” (yes, even if you're a …

How to Zine It Yourself

April 9th, 2019


DIY zines are having an IRL revival, but it's not the riot grrrl 90s all over again. Cristen and Caroline go on a cross-country zine-quest to find …

How to Curse Like a F*cking Lady

April 2nd, 2019


Why is cursing still considered so effing unladylike, and how does swearing affect how women are heard? Caroline and Cristen decode the unspoken …

How to Toot Your Own Horn

March 26th, 2019


From band class to the orchestra pit, girls are rarely encouraged to toot their own horns. In fact, brass sections are one of the boys-clubbiest corners of the musical world. To find out the wild reasons why, Cristen …

How to Free the 90s Bitch

March 19th, 2019


The 1990s were supposed to be the "decade of women," but it became all about the bitches instead. Caroline and Cristen put on their velvet chokers …

How to Be Brutally Honest BFFs with Allison Raskin and Gaby Dunn

March 12th, 2019


How do you stay honest with your besties - even when the truth might hurt? Few know better than comedy partners Gaby Dunn and Allison Raskin. Through …

How to Feel Sad :(

March 5th, 2019


Women's anger is all the rage, but why does showing our sadness feel weak? Nora McInerny from the podcast Terrible, Thanks For Asking shares how she started claiming her sadness space, even while falling in love again. …

How to Tie the Knot

February 26th, 2019


Birth control is relatively easy to come by — so long as it's temporary. But if you're young and/or childfree, permanent birth control (aka …

How to Turn 30 with Amanda Seales

February 19th, 2019


Comedian and actor Amanda Seales is having a breakout moment - on her own terms. Cristen and Caroline talk to the hilarious gem-dropper and …

How to Fall in Love with Herpes

February 12th, 2019


Herpes is super common and manageable but it's constantly the butt of jokes. And that punchline stigma can throw a major wrench into romance. So, this Valentine's Day, we're unpacking the herpes rom-com with help from …

How to Slay Sexism Like a Professional

February 5th, 2019


When workplace sexism smacks us in the lady lumps, we can't always just clock out. So how can we handle it like a pro? Cristen and Caroline talk to …

How to Leave Dietland, Pt. 2

January 29th, 2019


In part two of our unladylike diet culture detox, Cristen and Caroline confront how body issues bond mothers and daughters and the subtle slimming …

How to Leave Dietland, Pt. 1 with Joy Nash

January 22nd, 2019


Each new year serves up a new season of empty weight-loss promises and pressure to size down. But what if we could detox from diet culture and claim …

BONUS - Focus On: The Equal Rights Amendment

January 18th, 2019


We've got a brand new season coming your way starting January 22! But in the meantime, we're sharing something we think you'll like.

Our friends at Focus Features have a podcast episode all about the Equal Rights …

How to #FreeTheVibrator

December 4th, 2018


Y'all, we are on a mission to #FreeTheVibrator from society's ladylike hangups. Because even though women founders, designers, and engineers are increasingly claiming their space in today’s booming, $15-billion sex toy …

How to Find a Lesbian Bar

November 27th, 2018


Did you know that San Francisco, aka America’s queer capital, is currently home to ZERO bars exclusively for queer women? Ditto for Los Angeles, Portland, Chicago, New Orleans, and a growing number of cities around the …

How to Slam Dunk

November 20th, 2018


To dunk or not to dunk? For women's basketball, this has long been the question. It’s the ‘wow factor’ that WNBA haters often point to as proof that the women's game doesn't deserve the fandom, fame and fortune that the …

How to Get A Rape Kit

November 13th, 2018


This is not another depressing AF story about the rape kit backlog. Instead, unladylike hero and sexual assault nurse examiner Trisha Sheridan tells …

How to Run for President

November 6th, 2018


Even if women sweep the 2018 midterm elections, they will still occupy less than a third of congressional seats. So, what does the political pipeline …

How to Be Positively Morbid

October 30th, 2018


As morticians, funeral directors, taxidermists, and all-around mortality enthusiasts, women of the death-positive movement are out to radically …

How to Diagnose Gaslighting Docs

October 23rd, 2018


Women go to the doctor more often than men but our aches and pains tend to be taken less seriously by physicians. To learn more about why patients …

Unladylike Presents: This Is the Author

October 16th, 2018


As y'all know, we released our book a couple weeks ago, Unladylike: A Field Guide to Smashing the Patriarchy and Claiming Your Space. And as part of recording our audiobook, we were invited to make an episode of This is …

How to Change A Tire

October 16th, 2018


Don't know jack about loosening lug nuts and swapping in a spare? You're definitely not alone. But why don't more women know how to change a tire? …

Unladylike Presents: Sold In America

October 10th, 2018


Here’s something new from the team here at Stitcher: Journalist and activist Noor Tagouri grew up thinking she knew everything about sex trafficking in the U.S. But when she embarks on a deeply personal, deeply reported …

How to Report on Sex Work with Noor Tagouri

October 9th, 2018


The commercial sex work economy is ancient, vast, and constantly misrepresented by police and pop culture alike. With the help of Noor Tagouri, a …

Pep Talk: Supreme Rage Edition

October 5th, 2018


Y’all pissed? Us, too. As America rings in a year since Harvey Weinstein’s comeuppance with a Supreme Court confirmation vote for Brett “I Like Beer” Kavanaugh, we humbly offer a pep talk for putting our feminist rage …

How to Smash the Patriarchy

October 2nd, 2018


Ever feel lost in a patriarchal wilderness where "boys will be boys," but girls must be ladies? Then do we have a field guide for you! In a special …

How to Ruffle Feathers

September 25th, 2018


Birdwatching is one of the fastest-growing outdoor hobbies, but don't let its daintyfied, kitchen-window connotations fool you. Point your binoculars …

How to Handle Sh*t White Girls Say with Franchesca Ramsey

September 18th, 2018


In 2012, Franchesca Ramsey got famous overnight with her viral YouTube video, "Shit White Girls Say to Black Girls." She was instantly crowned a queen of internet call-outs about race, identities, and social injustice. …

How to Be Girl Friends

August 7th, 2018


Women's friendships: life-affirming sisterhood or hotbed of mean-girlness? From pop culture to politics, galpals are all the rage right now, so why …

How to Dress for Success

July 31st, 2018


Workplace fashion police are tough to please--especially for women and non-binary folks. But with the help of Unladylike listeners, Cristen and …

How to Be a Bad Mom

July 24th, 2018


Moms aren't supposed to admit it, but loving your kids can also come with not loving--and possibly regretting--becoming a parent at all. Caroline and …

How to Put on Your Face

July 17th, 2018


In a time of political panic, why is beauty and skincare booming like never before? During the first-ever Unladylike live show, Cristen and Caroline …

How to Stop Getting Screwed in the SCOTUS

July 10th, 2018


If Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg could add anything to the US Constitution, it would be an Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)--and Cristen and …

How to Reboot Sexist Robots

July 3rd, 2018


The robot future is female, but can it be feminist? Gendered digital assistants like Alexa are here to make our lives easier, yet all this artificial intelligence comes with retrograde human baggage (and unnecessary …

How to Survive Menopause

June 26th, 2018


Although it's as old as ovaries, menopause remains medically mysterious and more unmentionable than menstruation, something guests Nina Lorez Collins …

How to Tell a Rape Joke

June 19th, 2018


Are rape jokes having a #MeToo moment? Caroline and Cristen talk to comic Cameron Esposito about her new stand-up special, 'Rape Jokes,' and discover …

How to Have the 🤑 Talk

June 12th, 2018


When you think "having the talk," you might think birds and bees. Far more cringe-worthy? Money. Today, things get personal as Cristen and Caroline …

How to Argue Your Case with Imani Gandy

June 5th, 2018


As the Supreme Court rolls the dice with women's and LGBTQ people's rights, how do you channel your rage and choose your battles? Cristen and …

How to Shoot a Gun

May 29th, 2018


Women overwhelmingly buy guns for self-defense, but statistics show guns escalate violence across the board. Cristen and Caroline talk with two …

How to Swipe Right with Nicole Byer

May 22nd, 2018


Comedian Nicole Byer is single, loves sex and has the dildo Tinder profile pic to prove it. But she's starting to realize that getting laid can be …

Extra Unladylike: How to Come Out of the Cannabis Closet

April 20th, 2018


In our Extra Unladylike 4/20 bonus episode, we meet Becca Grumet, a member of the weedia. (Yes, that's weed + media and yes, we made it up!) Becca …

How to Sell Weed

April 10th, 2018


Legal cannabis is America's fastest-growing industry—and reportedly one of its women-friendliest. Cristen and Caroline sort the hype from the hangups …

How to Be a Sex Queen

April 3rd, 2018


Kaz Lucas wants to start a sexual revolution with her microphone. But is her native Kenya ready to listen? The host and creator of Kenya's ultra …

How to Break the Silence

March 27th, 2018


Rosie Batty did everything victims of domestic abuse are told they should do. But it didn’t prevent her estranged ex-partner from brutally murdering …

How to Nanny Up

March 20th, 2018


Behind every Sheryl Sandberg, there's a pink-collar workforce of caregivers and housekeepers who makes her success sustainable. So Cristen and …

How to Be a Mormon Feminist

March 13th, 2018


Major religions come with major women problems, but that hasn't stopped feminists of faith from trying to smash religious patriarchy from the inside. …

How to Find Your Origin Story with Kulap Vilaysack

March 6th, 2018


When showrunner and filmmaker Kulap Vilaysack realized that a part of her felt missing, she did what comes naturally and made it an onscreen project. …

How to Break the Bronze Ceiling

February 27th, 2018


More than 90 percent of American public statues are of dudes, and that monumental gender gap persists around the globe. Today, Cristen and Caroline …

How to Be a Boss Witch

February 20th, 2018


Mystical vibes may be hot right now, but some career witches worry it’s a recipe for double double toil and trouble. Cristen and Caroline discover …

How to Galpal with Aparna Nancherla and Jo Firestone

February 13th, 2018


To celebrate Galentine's Day, C&C kick back with comedians Aparna Nancherla and Jo Firestone for realtalk about their star-crossed friendship, puberty horrors, and womanhood hilarity. Plus, the debut of our 'Ask a …

How to Get a Yoga Body with Jessamyn Stanley

February 6th, 2018


When you scroll through yoga icon Jessamyn Stanley's Instagram feed, you'll see images that look pretty different from the average 'yoga' google …

How to Ride a Bicycle

January 30th, 2018


Susan B. Anthony once called bicycles the ticket to "free, untrammeled womanhood" ... but can women really pedal their way to empowerment? Cristen …

How to Pay for an Abortion

January 23rd, 2018


In the premiere episode of Unladylike, Cristen and Caroline tackle one of life’s most unladylike practicalities: abortion. But even though one in …

Introducing Unladylike

January 8th, 2018


Hold on to your maxi pads y’all: Unladylike is coming on January 23rd! Find out what happens when women break the rules with hosts Cristen and …

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