Parents' Guide to

Stuff Mom Never Told You

By Lakshmi Hutchinson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Feminist news and pop culture; mature content.

Podcast Entertainment iHeartPodcasts Average run time: 30 minutes
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This podcast has been around since 2009, and with so many episodes available to listen to it can be a mixed bag in terms of quality. An older episode of Stuff Mom Never Told You from 2012 about gendered toys references multiple studies and sounds well researched and articulated. Some of the newer episodes could benefit from additional time and preparation. A current episode on women protesting in Iran is well-intentioned but very rushed, and leaves out some important historical context. Another episode about Ahsoka Tano from Star Wars skips over one of the most interesting stories about her: how she went from a hated to a beloved character. It would have been great if they'd really delved into this as promised in the episode description.

The current hosts Anney and Samantha each have their own topics they're passionate about, so sometimes there's less interaction than you'd expect. Still, the podcast addresses some important subjects and profiles groundbreaking women that listeners may have never heard of otherwise. Stuff Mom Never Told You covers everything from Sex and the City to politics, and with over a decade of episodes to choose from you're sure to find some you'll enjoy.

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