UNLADYLIKE Podcast Returns for Season Two
Top podcast listening service and content network Stitcher has announced season two of its beloved podcast "Unladylike," a show from Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin (formerly "Stuff Mom Never Told You") dedicated to exposing and shattering the rules and expectations society places on women.
At a time when the country is grappling with its systemic oppression of women, "Unladylike" is a rousing how-to for staging daily revolutions, featuring stories that focus on women who upend social norms big and small. Each episode starts with a question that the hosts tackle through their trademark obsessive research, voices of rule-breakin' (un)ladies and a solid dose of delightful feminist rage.
In Season 2, "Unladylike" will feature the stories of ambivalent moms navigating the unrealistic expectations of modern mothering; a pro-gun trans woman concerned about safety in the Trump era; "Unladylike" listeners wondering why "professional dress" is so fraught and unfriendly to women; and more. Special guests will include Nicole Byer, Imani Gandy, Gaby Dunn, and more.
And on May 16 at 8 p.m., Cristen and Caroline will make their live Unladylike debut with a show at The Bell House (149 7th Street, Brooklyn). Together with two special guests--comedian Sasheer Zamata and journalist Jia Tolentino--they'll explore the unladylike history of beauty and makeup, taboos and traditions included. Tickets are $15 and available www.TicketFly.com.
Cristen and Caroline are journalistically trained, research-addicted feminists who make digital media about all things gender. As creators and former co-hosts of "SMNTY," one of the first educational women's podcasts, they spent seven years creating an encyclopedic vault of more than 1,200 podcast episodes and YouTube videos mythbusting stereotypes, demystifying difference, and contextualizing his-and-hers gender constructs. Their blend of fact-finding rigor and wisecracking authenticity garnered them more than 1 million monthly podcast streams and credibility from fans around the world and, as well as features in Hollywood Reporter, Buzzfeed, Refinery29, The Guardian, CBC Radio and more.
The first season of "Unladylike" launched to great acclaim - reaching the top 10 on Apple's podcast charts and attracting attention from Financial Times, NPR's "The Big Listen," Forbes and more. The season included guests like body positivity advocate Jessamyn Stanley, comedian Aparna Nancherla and domestic-worker advocate Ai-jen Poo, and covered everything from paying for an abortion, to preaching feminism as a Mormon, to making your money off legal weed.
The hosts' first book, Unladylike: A Field Guide to Smashing the Patriarchy and Claiming Your Space, will be released via Ten Speed Press in fall 2018. Preorder the illustrated social-justice self-help book online now--and with ten chapters chock full of thoughtful advice, surprising historical tidbits and radical trailblazers, you'll want to get your hands on it sooner rather than later.
Find the "Unladylike" podcast on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts and everywhere listeners access podcasts. For more information, visit unladylike.co. And remember: Got a problem? Get Unladylike.
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