Stuff Mom Never Told You

Stuff Mom Never Told You

Published by: HowStuffWorks
1173 Episodes | First Released: Feb 5 '09 | 🇺🇸
Join hosts Anney and Samantha to listen to Stuff Mom Never Told You, continuing the conversation of what it is to identify as female through research-based discussion around feminism and how it impacts everyday life. New episodes come out Wednesday and Friday.
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BG Rider
Dec 8
Rating:   2
Not what it used to be

SMNTY was one of my favorite podcasts. I tend, with all my podcasts, to not listen for a while, then binge on 1-2 years of shows over a month or so. I’ve been binging through 2018-2019. This used to be such a fun, informative, thought provoking podcast. However, now most episodes seem to be about psychosocial angst, how mistreated everyone in the world is, everyone is a victim of someone, “oh poor me” BS. I’m to fall of 2018 now. I feel like I’ve just heard 9 mo of how terrible the world is and how we each need special treatment & care b/c we have all been mistreated our whole life!We need to go back to Women’s history, science, and an occasional lighthearted fun topic. Let’s see some balance and positiveness mixed in! And some women’s strength! You are not always a victim!

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Spysquidoid
Dec 2
Rating:   4
So awkward & seems like a novice podcast now

I started listening when it was Bridget & Emily & really liked their chemistry & knowledge, but Anney always sounds so uncomfortable & awkward I was surprised she was chosen for the show. I thought she was just new & getting the hang of podcasting, so I stopped listening as much when Anney came on (I’m not trying to be mean, I actually like her & relate to her sometimes, I just don’t think she is good at podcasting. She seems like a writer more than a host?) It seemed like Bridget was ready to move on & when she did I just stopped listening all together. Today I tried a new episode & I liked the guest but the hosts Samantha & Anney just seemed to be under-qualified & unprepared because they just sounded like awkward beginners still. I’m not trying to dump on them, but I honestly don’t think it’s going to get better until they get hosts that are more charismatic or have more interesting/informed conversations so I’m just gonna unsubscribe....

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monkiewica
Nov 22
Rating:   10
First Pod Cast Ever

I don’t feel alone while going through such a sad experience. Thanks....

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cciric
Nov 16
Rating:   6
Not as good as it used to be

Used to listen religiously, now I listen less often. I don’t feel the hosts have as good as chemistry and it sometimes get toooo dreary. Some topics are still good and their guests are great.

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Vmassy
Nov 11
Rating:   2
Not the Same

This podcast is not the same with the new host. I don’t think they have the same zest. It is never light always heavy and depressing.

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Eatmyfalafel
Nov 8
Rating:   6
I still listen, but REALLY miss C&C!

If you miss the old hosts, check out their new podcast, Unladylike. I still listen to SMNTY, but this used to be my favorite podcast & now it’s not even in my top 10. I miss the enthusiasm. Maybe try adding some more lighter, fun subjects on occasion, like the classics on female pirates or coloring books. Make SMNTY enjoyable again! The world is depressing enough.

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Rjm775
Nov 4
Rating:   4
Used to be great

This used to be one of my favorite podcasts until Bridget left. I really dislike the new co-host, she's really self-centered and adds nothing to the podcast. I miss the days of the well researched episodes and when the hosts seemed to enjoy doing their jobs.

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MoLoFab
Oct 25
Rating:   2
Lackluster

I used to like this podcast for the topics, detailed yet fun reporting and the enthusiasm and banter of the hosts. Since Bridget left I have really lost interest because it seems as if the current host is not that interested herself. I really enjoyed the dynamics of the previous hosts from the very beginning. Now I am listening to the History Chicks.

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retired2019
Oct 20
Rating:   2
To many “like” used

I am not sure what has happened to our language. I cannot and will not recommend a podcast where the word “like” was overused 20 times in the first 60 seconds. This podcast may deserve better; however, I will never know.

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dr.mommy10
Oct 17
Rating:   2
Narcissistic episode

So after just 1 episode it was evident this lady is more concerned with portraying an agenda than helping or unbiasly educating the listeners. She states research on clinically diagnosed narcissists to be linked to trauma or abuse in childhood- control being withheld from a child by a caregiver in a scenario of neglect or abuse. A few minutes later she discusses how men are more privileged therefore “makes sense” to why men are far more likely to be narcissistic. My question and concerns: Is a person really “privileged” coming from a situation of childhood abuse ?? It’s stands to reason that the answer would be “NO”! Indiscriminately, anyone suffering from trauma inflicting by a caregiver in childhood,(regardless of sex,race, religion....etc...) clearly sustained tremendous inequality at the hand of their own family prior to society’s determinations. What is the true motivation of this podcast? Push an agenda or speak truth? Signed,A 33 year old female ✌️

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Pltbhbcp
Oct 2
Rating:   6
Women first

I’m not keen on podcasts where moderators spend significant time trying to make each other laugh. Wiki briefing online is ok.

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Elane Leop Swan
Sep 25
Rating:   4
Drabble

I used to LOVE this podcast and the classic episodes are great. Unfortunately, the hosts tend to speak about their personal stories too much. It seems like the episodes don’t have focus and are just the two hosts going on and on about themselves. Nothing against the hosts - I’m sure they’re lovely people, but I miss learning from the show.

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Sir Paulie Brow Boy
Sep 17
Rating:   10
#1

Top notch. This is the first podcast I ever listened to. My wife turned me on to it and I listened for quite a bit. Well done and Bravo

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KKKKKKKayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
Sep 15
Rating:   4
Seems to be lacking direction

I’m a long time listener of the show- I loved the research and historical aspect of the show. These days, however, it seems like Anney inherited the show without a clear direction for where she wanted to take it.Now that Samantha is on it, the tone is far more conversational, anecdotal, and less info driven. It’s fine if you’re into that tone, but that wasn’t why I listened to the show in the first place. I miss learning from this show!

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troliptracker
Sep 15
Rating:   8
History Clarified

Had we have only known. Why slavery would not have been a monster thing or the English would have given up without taxation.

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716395729
Sep 6
Rating:   6
No longer research based

I’ve been listening to SMNTY for years and the quality has dropped since they were bought by I Heart Radio. Do they even pay the hosts? One of them says she works three other jobs! The hosts have changed so many times. The show used to be 1 hour episodes that contained research and history mixed with modern takes. Now the episodes are 20-30 minutes of the hosts talking about personal stories. I love the hosts but I wish there was more interesting background to the issues.

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whyhelloseymore
Aug 19
Rating:   2
Like listening to two people talking with mouths full of bread

Just simply that. Sounds like your mouths are just super full of sludge and after giving four episodes a full listen just could not stand it any more. If it’s your mics or something with mixing please address it but dear god people.

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DRAGONSAREAWESOME!!!!!
Aug 18
Rating:   10
Hi

I have been listening for 5 months and am on 2013 July/August I am need to tell you George Washington teeth were not made out of wood in fact they were made out of teeth, from slaves hippos,etc.

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avaRappchi
Aug 17
Rating:   10
Great podcast from 2 interesting women

I listen to your podcast every week; and I love it. I have learned a lot about different social justice topics especially related to feminism and structural oppression. I appreciate your vulnerability, and how I can really tell you two have a strong working and friendship relationship.

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NickHeitman
Aug 13
Rating:   2
Can’t wait for new hosts

I’m sure some people like Anney and Samantha; I simply can’t relate to them. All of their episodes fall flat. Their content is much more anecdotal than it is factual. The former hosts—Cristan, Caroline, Molly, and Bridget—were inspirational and well-informed. Anney and Samantha just kinda wing it. The current show is definitely not on par with other How Stuff Works podcasts. I’ll check in in ~6 months to see if anything (hopefully) changes.

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