May 25, 2022
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Becky and Kara are both crafty and also something else that starts with a C, and they won’t shut up about it! Listen to their reflections on the role of crafting in their childhoods, what they do now (painting, needle felting, and more for Becky; writing and knitting for Kara), and what they aspire to do in the future.
A perfect episode to listen to while you’re crafting!
April 13, 2022
In the second part of their deep dive into Netflix’s scamtastic offerings, Kara and Becky discuss The Tinder Swindler. This documentary follows the experience that three women each had with Simon Leviev, who swindled each of them out of tens of thousands of dollars. Listen to Kara and Becky grapple with the women’s gullibility, the scale of Simon’s deception, and what we can learn from this type of scam.
March 23, 2022
Becky and Kara unpack why scammers like Anna Sorokin, featured in Inventing Anna on Netflix, are so fascinating. From friendships to fashion, Anna navigated her way through high society in New York to the tune of millions of dollars scammed from individuals and companies. Did she believe her lies? How did the series measure up to real events? Why do we love scammers so much?
This is the first part of a two-part episode; in Part 2, we take on The Tinder Swindler!
February 9, 2022
Kara and Becky chat with the founder and owner of Jenka Clothing Co., Kim Melbourne. Kim started her athleisure clothing company during the pandemic after realizing there was a niche for affordable but quality leggings. She has since expanded her offerings to sports bras, joggers, and more. Listen to a discussion on the clothing industry, running a business as a mom of two kids, and … Pete Davidson? Somehow.
Listen to the episode to hear a discount code you can use for 15% off your next order from Jenka!
Follow Kim on Instagram and TikTok!
January 19, 2022
Becky and Kara are both optimists—but not always in the same ways! It’s even harder to be optimistic in times of uncertainty. But these two girls have some tricks up their sleeve that help their optimism shine even in the dark times. From what makes someone optimistic to the strategies that recharge our attitude, you won’t want to miss this conversation.
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December 22, 2021
Dr. Elaine Aron coined the term highly sensitive person to describe someone who experiences overarousal and overstimulation, often from everyday triggers. Her book distills a career’s worth of research into an accessible guide. Kara and Becky both consider themselves highly sensitive, but their sensitivity sometimes manifests in different ways. Listen to them talk about how they realized their sensitivity and what they got from reading this book.
You can also read Kara’s review of the book.
October 6, 2021
Kara and Becky chat with Montréal photographer Victoria Vonapartis. From models to food, Vic loves creative shoots—even if it means contorting herself into awkward positions sometimes! Listen to us talk about creativity, copyright, community, and everything else that a young, entrepreneurial woman needs in this day and age.
For more about Vic, check out her Instagram and her food ‘gram as well.
September 1, 2021
Kara and Becky invite Samantha Kris to discuss how her career has changed as she learns and re-evaluates her priorities. Author, TEDx speaker, Head of People & Culture at Goalcast —all of these labels might describe some of what Samantha does, but how well do they really fit her when she herself is changing so much? Listen to us talk about the pressure to have something to say, and to say it well; the ins and outs of morning routine; the best advice she's ever received and how our individual empowerment relates to our responsibility for social change.
August 18, 2021
“So, are you seeing anyone?” “So when are you going to have kids?” Becky and Kara hate these questions, and they are really tired of the pressure put on women to date and eventually have kids. They love kids and those who want to be parents! But for all the strides women have made over the last half-century, our society still conflates motherhood with womanhood and assumes that, if you’re a woman, you want kids. Listen to the perspectives of Becky, happily single for the moment in her 30s, and Kara, an asexual/aromantic trans woman who is also happily single in her 30s.
Check out Becky’s original rant in her “Podcast” Instagram highlights @beckyscotty.
July 14, 2021
We all have coworkers we don’t get along with. Some of them are merely nuisances, but others we can’t stand. Kara and Becky break down how they navigate all sorts of conflicts in the workplace. They discuss what they’ve done in the past, and they situate it within their positionality as white women. When it comes to conflict in the workplace, the battle is never over.