EPISODE 9: Our Diversity Is Not Your Thrill Ride: Politics, Career and Dating while Black and Woke

Akilah Hughes, YouTube phenom, comedian, writer and host on HBO’s ‘Pod Save America’, spills all the tea on growing up black in Kentucky, being a Spelling Bee champion, and why today’s call-out culture means a better work culture for all. Carmen and Akilah make some shocking call-outs of their own; dish on teachers who hated them for being smart; the awkwardness of dating white guys, and why Millennials pursue happiness, not money.

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EPISODE 8: When You’re an Ovary-Achiever: Fertility, Infertility, Butt Shots and Our Reproductive Rights

Andrea Syrtash, founder and CEO of pregnantish.com visits Carmen to talk all things fertility—from her own long struggle (and surprise ending), to the factory-feel of clinics and healthcare's failings and innovations. Carmen chats with Andrea about what not to say to someone trying to conceive, why a military vet looking to cover the high cost of treatment became a barista, and how the LGBTQ experience is pushing us into the future. 

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EPISODE 7: Is That a Chip on My Shoulder Or Am I Just Reading You Right? How to Be Latina and Get Sh** Done

Alicia Menendez, co-host of “Amanpour & Co” on PBS and host of “Latina to Latina” talks diversity, true empowerment, Latina identity and how media coverage can shape—and weaponize—the ideas of who we are as a group. She goes deep on “Define American” and Papi Wong’s undocumented status, while Carmen tussles—lovingly—with Alicia’s ideas of likability and being a ‘bag of apologies’. 

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EPISODE 6: Why It’s Okay to Give Your Kids M&Ms for Breakfast (Sometimes) and Your Middle Finger to Judgey Parents and the Systems that Create Them

Lindsay Powers, founder of @NoShameParenting and author of the upcoming book, “You Can’t F*** Up Your Kids,” talks about bursting the privilege-bubble of competitive parenting, the bullsh** of “working” moms (vs. just ‘moms’), and why your sustainable baby products don’t make you better…so there. Carmen babbles on about bringing up B as a single parent, while both mamas high-five on fighting for our basic rights as parental-units in the workplace. 

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EPISODE 5: Why Lusty-Ladies Are Normal, and How Plows and Hoes (the Tool) Got In the Way of Our Libidos

Wednesday Martin, author of “Untrue”, crushes the myths about women, sex and monogamy, discussing with Carmen how there’s no talk of equity if we don’t talk about women’s needs (amirite?). Issa Rae, Beyonce and bonobos pay a visit (in our minds); why some married women have formed a women-only sex club; the role of technology and the economy in our sexual identities and oh, Carmen comes out as bisexual. 

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EPISODE 4 : You Do Know What You Want Out of Life—Now, Put a Plaque On It!

Veronica Chambers, author of more books than we can count (seriously) including her most recent YA book, “Resist”, tells Carmen what drove her to get her abuela’s name permanently placed at her alma mater before she even had enough money in the bank; why investing in art is her passion and how she did it while broke; and what drives her and the rebel-rousers of history in “Resist” to keep going, no matter what.

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EPISODE 2 : Why Trump May Win Again, Women Kick Ass in Poker, and How to Spot a Con

Maria Konnikova spills all the con-artist tea while Carmen surprises the newly-minted poker champion, science writer for The New Yorker, and author, with the story of her father, “Papi” Wong’s con artist, criminal past. Maria returns the favor with her own revelation: “Trump will win again.” She dishes on why that may be and, why we are all possible victims of a con; how we can be better at spotting these pendejos coming; why women make great poker players and what we can learn from Sherlock Holmes to better know ourselves.

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EPISODE 1 : Why Horrible Men Won’t Go Away, the (Vagina) Tax on Life and Why F*Bombs Make Us Feel Better

Rebecca Traister is not throwing chairs, but she’s definitely mad and hyper aware of just how much is wrong with this country. Carmen digs in with Rebecca on her book, “Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger”; the generational fights between women for power, why swearing feels so (f***ing) good, and the value of white women listening. Carmen gets in her favorite—joking—threat that gets her daughter to sweat.

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