Episode 12: YES!

In this episode Hadley and Michelle explore the many ways in which simply saying YES would improve potential outcomes.

Also referenced in this episode is Molly Bloom’s soliloquy in James Joyce’s Ulysses:

“...and Gibraltar as a girl where I was a Flower of the mountain yes when I put the rose in my hair like the Andalusian girls used or shall I wear a red yes and how he kissed me under the Moorish wall and I thought well as well him as another and then I asked him with my eyes to ask again yes and then he asked me would I yes to say yes my mountain flower and first I put my arms around him yes and drew him down to me so he could feel my breasts all perfume yes and his heart was going like mad and yes I said yes I will Yes.”

Episode 8: Laundry Fairy

What does Mary Tyler Moore's sunken living room have to do with having it all? 

Listen to us MacGyver the Feminine Mystique and find out!

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The reading and watching list from this episode:

  1. Who Does She Think She Is? 
  2. Judy Brady's "I Want a Wife"
  3. Hadley's favorite scene in When Harry Met Sally:  

Episode 7: Damp in Denver

What is the etiquette of the shared laundry space? Will Damp in Denver ever get to dry? And what were Magdalene Laundries? Listen to our latest episode to find out!


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Laundry Room Rules

1. After any load is finished a thirty minute grace period should be given before any intercession and/or removal of clothing from a machine.

2. Any clothing removed from machines must be placed in a clean, dry, safe spot. Ideally a hamper.

3. Under no circumstances interrupt someone's dryer cycle.

4. Don't use someone else's detergent.

5. Empty pockets of food, tissues, and gum.

6. Keep laundry space clean. 

7. Empty your own dryer lint.

8. Under no circumstances run the dryer for someone else without their permission.

9. Respect social cues. Only converse with your neighbor if they seem "into it."

Episode 5: Agony Aunt Histories

When we have a dearth of letters to respond to we end up giving history lessons.

Who are we kidding? We'd end up giving history lessons anyway.

In this episode Hadley and Michelle explore their roots and deliver the origins of the "agony aunt."

Also, we introduce Chimayo. Or, rather, she demands she be introduced.

Music used in this episode is Never Can Stop It, by Lobo Loco, found at the Free Music Archive.

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Aviation Recipe:

  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1.5 oz gin
  • .5 oz creme de violette
  • .5 oz cherry juice or syrup

Shake in a shaker with ice and serve up.

Sources Referenced:

Agony Aunts:

1. https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2009/nov/13/agony-aunts

2. https://www.economist.com/news/christmas-specials/21683985-understand-how-societies-evolveread-problem-pages-whatever-should-i-do


John Dunton and the Athenian Mercury (old af):

1. https://www.theawl.com/2011/03/dear-athenian-mercury-questions-and-answers-from-the-first-advice-column-in-english/

2. https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2015/05/the-questions-people-asked-advice-columnists-in-the-1690s/392111/


Etymology of "Agony Aunt":

1. https://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/18/messages/505.html

2. https://wordhistories.net/2017/01/27/agony-column/


First Dear Abby Column (with good and bad advice):

1. https://www.sfgate.com/entertainment/article/How-Dear-Abby-column-started-at-The-Chronicle-3175255.php


Ann Landers/Eppie:

1. Bringing in expert outside advice (S.C. justice Douglas): http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2005-02-20/features/0502200557_1_new-ann-landers-ruth-crowley-chicago-sun-times


Ann Landers's Chicago Sun-Times Interview:

1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ask_Ann_Landers


Twin Feud: 

1. https://jwa.org/thisweek/jul/04/1918/ann-landers-and-abigail-van-buren 


Xinran (China/UK):

1. http://www.radiolistings.co.uk/programmes/w/wo/words_on_the_night_breeze.html

2. Good Women of China: https://books.google.com/books?id=8I8woHGtg_8C&printsec=frontcover&dq=the+good+women+of+china+excerpt&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiAoKPn2rPaAhWI8YMKHWwuD0wQ6AEIKTAA#v=onepage&q&f=false


Cheryl Strayed/"Dear Sugar":

1. http://therumpus.net/sections/dear-sugar/

2. http://therumpus.net/2010/06/dear-sugar-the-rumpus-advice-column-41-like-an-iron-bell/

Episode 1: A Hurt Friend

What will the Agony Aunts say to a letter writer whose long-time friend is ditching him for a Republican?

We have no intro yet, we didn't make a soft exit, all our audio files got corrupted and our editing system crashed, and there's a spot in the middle when you can't even hear what Michelle is saying, but this is a home-grown affair, and we're still some charming gals to spend twenty minutes with!

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