The Bustle Huddle
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The Bustle Huddle spotlights the voices of our editors, writers, and community, providing our readers with insider access to the Bustle office. Each episode will dive into a topic millennial women can't stop talking about, for better or worse, and will conclude with a feature inspired by the stories and projects we're most proud of. And here at Bustle you never know who will drop by, so stay tuned to hear some of your favorite celebrities behind our mic.
||CleanLiane Moriarty On 'Nine Perfect Strangers'||Author Liane Moriarty takes a call from Bustle's Senior Books Editor Cristina Arreola and shares how her newest book Nine Perfect Strangers came about, the origin of the book's lead character's name, and why she favors confined settings when writing her novels. Plus, we get some much-desired information about the second season of Big Little Lies on HBO.||11/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy You Need To Start Talking About Your Period (feat. Nadya Okamoto)||Every month, you harness the power to completely change the world around you with the very thing you may be afraid to talk about — that's right, your period. Menstruation. Not shark week, not your Aunt Flo, but your period. Jada Gomez talks to Nadya Okamoto about her book "Period Power: A Manifesto for the Menstrual Movement." Follow Nadya Okamoto on Twitter and Instagram @nadyaokamoto and purchase her book "Period Power" at your local bookstore or on Amazon.||11/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRebecca Traister On The Power Of Women's Anger||Rebecca Traister, author of Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger, joins Senior Books Editor Cristina Arreola to explore the ways women's anger is actively discouraged and muffled in 2018 and how we can embrace its transformative potential to foster real change in our country, both in tomorrow's midterm elections and beyond. Follow Rebecca on Twitter @rtraister and grab Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger at your local bookstore or on Amazon.||11/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShe Did Run: Bustle's Midterm Election Primer (Feat. Gina Ortiz Jones, Katie Hill, & More)||No matter where you live, your voter status, or how informed you may or may not feel, we've crafted an audio primer on the biggest issues at stake this Election Day and how you can take action and implement change this Midterms election. Stay tuned throughout the episode to hear from Gina Oritz-Jones, Vangie Williams, Catalina Cruz, and Katie Hill. Plus, we get a visit from founder of She Should Run, Erin Loos Cutraro, who gives us some word on advice for carrying the spirit of change far past November 6, no matter the outcome. To follow and support She Should Run, please visit their website or follow them on Twitter and Instagram @sheshouldrun. And to learn more about the candidates we featured, please be sure to check out their campaign sites below: Catalina Cruz: cruzfornewyork.com Vangie Williams: vangieforcongress.com Gina Ortiz Jones: ginaortizjones.com Katie Hill: katiehillforcongress.com||10/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAbbi Jacobson On Her Post-Heartbreak Road Trip||Abbi Jacobson joins Senior Books Editor Cristina Arreola to discuss her new book of essays "I Might Regret This: Essays, Drawings, Vulnerabilities, and Other Stuff". Be sure to check out "I Might Regret This: Essays, Drawings, Vulnerabilities, and Other Stuff" wherever you get your books!||10/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNavigating Food Industry B.S.||Ever wondered what 'cage-free' really means? What about 'hormone-free'? Or 'all-natural'? This episode, Jada is joined by Bustle's biggest foodie Emma Lord and biggest health foodie Tanya Ghahremani to discuss their favorite foods, all the bizarre foods that are sent to the Bustle office, and how one can manage to make the right food choices even when danger seemingly lurks on every label. Experts Rachel Dreskin, Executive Director of Compassion in World Farming, and Bonnie Patten, Executive Director of Truth In Advertising join the conversation to provide guidance on how we can educate ourselves as consumers and the nasty tricks we should look out for next time we're in the grocery store. For more information on Compassion In World Farming, please visit ciwf.com. For more information on Truth In Advertising, please visit TINA.org. This episode is sponsored by Vital Farms, producer of humane, pasture-raised eggs. For a coupon, please visit vitalfarms.com/bustle.||10/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBraving BRCA||Sara Altschule reveals how one at-home genetic test turned her entire life upside down. From her diagnosis with the BRCA-1 gene mutation in her 30th year to her ultimate decision to undergo a voluntary double mastectomy to ultimate recovery, Sara’s journey will resonate with anyone who’s experienced having one thing change everything in an instant. We’re also joined by Dr. Marc Hurlbert, Chief Mission Officer of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation who provides his insight on the future of breast cancer screening and what anyone, no matter your status, needs to know about protecting themselves and their family from breast and ovarian cancer. To read more about Sara and her journey, be sure to read her series Braving BRCA on Bustle. And if you’d like to follow her on Instagram or reach out, you can find her @miss.sara. For resources on breast cancer prevention, go to BCRF's website, BCRF.org. For more information on support and financial assistance for BRCA gene carriers go to FORC's website, facingourrisk.org.||10/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat You Missed At Bustle's Rule Breakers Event||The Bustle Rule Breakers Class of 2018 came, they saw, and they conquered the day in our first Bustle Rule Breakers event at Prospect Park in Brooklyn, New York on September 22. Executive Editor Jada Gomez and Editor-at-Large Kaitlyn Cawley gather to recollect their memories of the day, seeing Sofi Tukker, Samantha Ronson, and JANELLE MONAE perform live, and lots of glitter. You'll be so mad you missed it.||9/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy Is Everyone So Obsessed With Dead Girls? (Feat. Alice Bolin)||Alice Bolin joins Senior Books Editor Cristina Arreola to discuss her debut collection of essays “Dead Girls”. The conversation ranges from our societal obsession with true crimes and shows whose plots are centralized around the same silent, beautiful dead girl, to what Alice is working on next.||9/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBudget Travel Hacks & Wanderlust Turned Local (feat. The Point Guy’s Emily McNutt & Kate Harris)||With Labor Day weekend coming up soon, many of our listeners are likely trying to make last-minute travel plans. But how do you make it work when you’re strapped for cash? We talk to The Point Guy’s Emily McNutt about the latest travel hacks that might just make cash optional and dishes on the travel destinations that are affordable and widely overlooked. Then we turn the topic from travel to making the most of your direct surroundings, as we talk to Kate Harris, author of “Lands of Lost Borders: A Journey On The Silk Road” about her beautiful travel memoir and why she now prefers her own front yard over exotic destinations.||8/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCheryl Strayed On Grief, Having The Guts To Feel Lame, & Your Twenties||We're joined by the exceptionally wise (and not to mention NYT best-selling author) Cheryl Strayed and Bustle's Senior Books Editor Cristina Arreola for a discussion around the experience of losing your mother in your twenties, how to ask for what you need from those around you, and turning your sorrow into your superpower. Then, Cheryl provides some of her best advice on surviving your twenties, from getting through heartache to finding your calling. Find Cheryl Strayed on Twitter and her podcast, Dear Sugars wherever you listen to podcasts.||7/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFangirls, Fandoms, & Dungeons & Dragons (feat. Akilah Hughes)||Move over gatekeeping nerds, fan girls have arrived and we're here to stay. We speak to Bustle's very own Sage Young about what her daily life as a super fan is like, and Caitlin challenges the notion that she doesn't have any hobbies with her friend, comedian and writer Akilah Hughes. Also, we follow our producer Anna as she fulfills her lifelong dream of playing Dungeons & Dragons with the guidance of self-taught Dungeon Master Sara Detrik and Twenty Sided Store owner Lauren Bilanko. Join us to get an easy game plan for entering the world of Dungeons & Dragons for yourself. Follow Akilah @AkilahObviously on Twitter and @akilahh on Instagram. Find Sage @sageyoungest and @HeadOverFeels. Go play a game of Dungeons & Dragons with Sara Detrik at Hex & Co or visit Lauren Bilanko (and play another game of Dungeons & Dragons) at Twenty Sided Store in Brooklyn.||7/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSurviving Your Student Loans (feat. Gaby Dunn)||Gaby Dunn of Panoply's Bad With Money podcast joins us to share her own student loan story followed by a conversation between Bustle's Melissa Louis-Jacque and My Money, My Future's Ramona Ortega about money and women of color and Dani Fankhauser's story of how she paid off over $70,000 of debt in five years. Get more of Gaby by listening to Panoply's Bad With Money With Gaby Dunn or following her on Twitter @gabydunn. And please, go to My Money, My Future and learn more about Ramona's amazing program. And check out Dani Fankhauser's book Shameless and find her on Twitter @danifankhauser.||7/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLatinx Beauty Is All-American Beauty||In honor of Bustle's fashion and beauty editorial program All American, we're joined by Fashion and Beauty Editor Sara Tan to discuss how the beauty routines of first generation Americans have been shaped by their parents' cultural backgrounds. We then explore the unique connection the Latinx community has to beauty and fashion through conversations between celebrity manicurist Elizabeth Garcia, editor and poet Brittany Leitner, comedian X Mayo, and writer Angie Jaime as they lead us through their mothers’ beauty routines, sources of pride, and forms of resistance, in their own words. This episode is sponsored by McDonalds. Find X Mayo on Instagram @80dollarsandasuitcase and what her on Strangers on Facebook Watch! Find Elizabeth Garcia on Instagram @nails_byely and www.elizabeth-garcia.com Find Angie Jaime at www.angiejaime.com||7/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShould I Have A Kid? (Feat. Cheryl Strayed)||How do you really know when you're ready to start a family? Or if that's something you're ever going to want? Last week, we explored all the ups and downs of trying to conceive, and this week, we talk to New York Times reporter Claire Cain Miller, writer EJ Dickson, and writer Cheryl Strayed (we're trying to be casual about it) about what it's like after you have a child and how to know if this is something that's actually for you. Check out Claire Cane Miller on Twitter and the New York Times. Find EJ Dickson on Twitter. And of course, find Cheryl Strayed on Twitter and her podcast, Dear Sugars wherever you listen to podcasts.||6/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Fertility Cliff: Should We Really Be Worried?||Should we really be worried about falling off the fertility cliff? Is 35 the magic age where everything just stops working? How do we as women separate the truths about fertility from the myths, lies, and unknown? Join us as we visit the WNYC studio to discuss fertility and age with Molly Webster of Radiolab, call Elizabeth Katkin, author of "Conceivability: What I Learned Exploring The Frontiers of Fertility" and speak to a contributor to Romper's new series Trying. Check out the first episode of Radiolab's Gonads series, The Primordial Journey. Check out Romper's new series Trying here. Find Elizabeth Katkin's new book "Conceivability: What I Learned Exploring the Frontiers of Fertility" here.||6/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDog Influencers, Gross Habits, & Adopting Your (Maybe) BFF||Today's episode is all about dogs — the good, the bad, and the gross. From former owner and stylist of Toast Meets World, Katie Sturino, to owner of The Dog Agency, Loni Edwards, to the many, many dog owners on staff at Bustle, join us for a surprisingly introspective episode on man's best(?) friend. For more on Loni Edwards, check out The Dog Agency here. Check out Katie Sutirno's fashion blog The 12ish Style and her beauty brand, megababe! For more on Loni and The Dog Agency, listen to her podcast, PetInsider, and check out PetCon! This episode is sponsored by the new GoodMorningAmerica.com.||6/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNot A Wedding Episode (Feat. Michelle Buteau, Jill Filipovic, & Emma Willmann)||Welcome back to Season 2! To celebrate our first episode back, we're definitely not going to talk about weddings in this episode. Instead, we're talking to comedians Emma Willmann and Michelle Buteau and writer Jill Filipovic about what it really means to be an adult and the new ways that millennial women are defining their lives. --------- Check out Bustle's newest issue, Something New at https://www.bustle.com/something-new Listen to Michelle Buteau's Late Night Whenever on WNYC! This episode is sponsored by the new GoodMorningAmerica.com.||6/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJackie Cruz On Creating Her Own Path||This episode, we're doing things a bit differently, promoting Bustle's newest podcast "Latina to Latina" with Alicia Menendez and its first episode, featuring Jackie Cruz.||4/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMercury Retrograde Explained (Hold On To Your Phones!)||Forgot to turn on your alarm and need a planet to blame? Or do you feel a more spiritual connection with Mercury Retrograde? Whether you're a diehard believer in astrology or loud and proud skeptic, you can't get away from hearing about it. Listen to this week's episode to discover the science behind Mercury Retrograde from Inverse's Rae Paoletta and then get answers to all of your burning astrology questions from Elite Daily astrologer and comedian Rosebud Baker. To hear more from Rae, follow Inverse's podcast "I Need My Space" on Twitter and Instagram @INeedMySpacePod and listen here: goo.gl/aXBZy And while you're at it, follow Rosebud @rosebudbaker and listen to her co-host the podcast "Two Less Lonely Girls" with Corinne Fisher here: https://goo.gl/KLGX6q||4/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSupport Your Local Muslim Girl Gang||Happy Muslim Women's Day! We're thrilled to feature an interview with Amani, founder and editor-in-chief of MuslimGirl, who joins us to discuss what you can—and should—do to celebrate Muslim Women's Day 2018. We were also lucky to welcome activist and now author Blair Imani into the Bustle studio to discuss her upcoming book "Modern HERstory: Stories of Women and Nonbinary People Rewriting History". Finally, we're joined by figure skater and Olympic medalist Adam Rippon, who joined us to discuss how his identity impacted his Olympic dreams. Now get out there and tweet, tag, and share with #MuslimWomensDay! Find Amani on Twitter @xoamani and on Instagram @amani. Find Blair on Twitter and Instagram @BlairImani. And learn more about her upcoming book here: www.modernherstory.com||3/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSenior Superlatives (Feat. Hannah Hart & The Cast Of "Love, Simon")||It's our tenth episode, and we'll use any excuse to celebrate! This week's episode features the cast and director of "Love, Simon" (Nick Robinson, Alexandra Shipp, Katherine Lanford) followed by Youtube star Hannah Hart who drops by to "hannahlyze" the latest self-help fads. Check out Hannah Hart's podcast here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/hannahlyze-this/id1347239237?mt=2||3/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGetting Your Sh*t Together (Feat. Jonathan Van Ness)||Whether you have a daily routine set in stone, tend to switch things up, or prefer to live that wild card life, we all need to stop and ask ourselves how we can get our sh*t more together from time to time. Considering a fancy 12-step skin routine? Jonathan Van Ness from Queer Eye has got your back. Or are you n dire need of cleaning up your digital act? Then stay tuned for comedian and writer Nicole Drespel of Audioboom's podcast "Inbox" as she guides our reluctant and forever-messy producer Anna from inbox ~9.483 to inbox zero. Listen to Audioboom's "Inbox" with Nicole Drespel and Matt Stroup here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/inbox/id1289708220?mt=2||3/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean6 Bachelor Contestants On Life After Reality TV (Feat. Michelle Collins)||Sometimes the only thing harder than defending your love of "The Bachelor" is defending your choice to be a contestant on "The Bachelor". So that's why we invited our friends Diggy Moreland, Jared Haibon, Vinny Ventiera, Ashley Spivey, Alex Bordyukov, and Taylor Nolan to explain themselves on the Huddle. Plus, we welcome Michelle Collins back to the studio to defend her love of the reality TV genre. Find "The Michelle Collins Show" every weekday morning from 8 am to 10 am ET starting Monday, March 5 on SiriusXM Stars and listen to her podcast "Edit That Out" wherever you get your podcasts!||3/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBeyond The Red Carpet (Feat. Heather Graham)||Director, screenwriter, and actress Heather Graham joins us to discuss why it took over five years for her film "Half Magic" to get made, and we travel back in time to Sundance with Women in Film and Stella Artois to discover what it's like to be a nobody pitching a project at Sundance for the first time. To learn more about Heather Graham's film "Half Magic", read our feature by Kelsea Stahler here: https://www.bustle.com/p/it-took-heather-graham-years-to-make-a-movie-about-women-ditching-toxic-men-the-reason-men-8209754||2/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Weird Rules Of Olympic Figure Skating Costumes (Feat. Meryl Davis & Jackie Wong)||Bustle celebrates our favorite sport of the Winter Olympics — skating! We take a look back at all of our favorite '90s figure skaters (not just their drama!), we dissect the confusing rules surrounding Olympic skating costumes, and breakdown the best of figure skating movies. Oh, and btw... Jackie Wong of @rockerskating (who just happens to be bff with all the skaters in South Korea, no joke) and 2014 gold medalist Meryl Davis both stop by!||2/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy Is Valentine's Day Even A Thing? (Feat. Mamrie Hart, Nicole Byer, & Scott Rogowsky)||In today's episode, we throw a celebration of love.... self-love that is. Mamrie Hart, Nicole Byer, and Scott Rogowsky stop by to join the solo-bration (sorry, had to).||2/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Does It Take To Be A Witch?||More than ever before, women in their 20s and 30s are publicly embracing witchcraft. Why now? And at what point can you call yourself a witch? You can find Nathalie Farfan on Twitter @nathaliefarfan and her podcast Morado Lends here: apple.co/2m7vxzL. Follow Casey Halter on Twitter @ivystive and read her piece "How I Found Out My Grandma Was A Witch" (https://www.bustle.com/p/how-i-found-out-my-grandma-was-a-witch-2449785).||2/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShould I Get A Tattoo?||You've probably thought about it at least once — should you get that tattoo? We'd like to help you make that decision, whether it's a "yea, sure" or a "nah, maybe later". Join us as we guide you through what it's really like, the tattoos Bustle staffers are most proud of (and the ones they're glad they never ended up getting), and take you along as our producer gets her first tattoo from Brooklyn tattoo artist Emily North. Hang tight and don't dissolve into a million tiny birds! For more information on em16, check out her Instagram (www.instagram.com/em16) and website (www.em16.com). Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!||1/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy Gross Stuff On The Internet Is So Popping (Feat. Dr. Pimple Popper)||We talk to the queen of gross videos on the Internet, Dr. Sandra Lee (aka Dr. Pimple Popper), and Bustle editors about why we're all so obsessed with pimple popping, tonsil stones, teeth cleaning, and more. Plus, we fangirl over Camila Cabello's new album.||1/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy 2018 Isn't Going To Suck||Bustle editors, organizers of the Women's March, Sarah Sophie Flicker and Paola Mendoza, Ana Gasteyer, and Bustle Astrologer Mecca Woods join together to tell you why this year isn't going to suck. Learn more about "Together We Rise: Behind the Scenes at the Protest Heard Around the World" here: https://www.harpercollins.com/9780062843432/together-we-rise||1/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrailer: What Is A Bustle Huddle, Anyways?||Here's a preview of what to expect from Bustle's latest podcast!||1/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Light and fun
This podcast is fairly light, fun and informative. Some things are silly, others are serious but the host is great and they have a good cross section of guests.
I don’t understand how this podcast isn’t rated higher. Maybe men not liking the female perspective? Hopefully I’m wrong about that?! I love the variety of topics and the fact that this is a female driven podcast. It’s relatable and refreshing, so please keep the episodes coming!
Quality Female Content ❤️
I was just talking to a friend of mine the other day about how I needed more podcasts by and for women. Then today I stumbled upon this gem. The topics and conversations are engaging and fun to listen to. I can’t wait to hear more!