#36 – Women’s Voices, Part 2: Our Actual Voices

This is the second part in a two-part series on women speaking, focusing today on our actual voices and how they are heard (or not heard) by our bias-filled culture. There is a ton of research showing that women and men are perceived differently when we speak, and that’s both socially wired and generational. Like in so many parts of the economy, women are held … Continue reading #36 – Women’s Voices, Part 2: Our Actual Voices

#35 – Women’s Voices, Part 1: Speaking Up

This is the first part in a two-part series that is years in the making, and a topic close to our hearts. The fact is that when women and people from marginalized groups speak, it’s heard differently than it is when men speak. So we’re digging into that, today starting with the more figurative meaning of women’s voices, as in women daring to speak up … Continue reading #35 – Women’s Voices, Part 1: Speaking Up

#34 – The Economics of Reproduction, Part 2: All the Costs of Giving Birth

Today we’re completing the two-part series on the economic implications of reproducing, talking about the costs – often mysterious — of giving birth for women and others who can get pregnant, especially in the U.S. In this episode, Kara talks to Carol Sakala from the National Partnership for Women & Families about the actual costs of delivering a baby, and shares an audio essay on … Continue reading #34 – The Economics of Reproduction, Part 2: All the Costs of Giving Birth

#33 – The Economics of Reproduction, Part 1: The Choice Not to Give Birth

Today’s show is the first in a two-part series all about the economic implications of reproducing — or not reproducing. On the next episode, we’ll talk about the wide range of financial implications of giving birth for women and others who can get pregnant, but today we’re talking about the massive financial impacts of not being forced to have children you don’t want to have … Continue reading #33 – The Economics of Reproduction, Part 1: The Choice Not to Give Birth

#32 – The Economics of Wellness, Part 2: A Diet By Any Other Name

This week, we conclude our two-part series on wellness by focusing on diet and weight loss, the real centerpiece of the entire wellness industry. Just how big a business it is, the lengths the industry goes to to hide itself, and how it hurts us as women in particular. Feminist dietician Rachael Hartley talks to us about how we’ve focused too much on diet and … Continue reading #32 – The Economics of Wellness, Part 2: A Diet By Any Other Name

#31 – The Economics of Wellness, Part 1: Women & Yoga Culture

This week’s show is part 1 of a 2-part series on the wellness industrial complex, and all the ways it manipulates women and makes us poorer. First up, we’re tackling yoga culture in particular, because of how ubiquitous it has become in western society, and just how problematic that is. We talk with Tejal Patel and Jesal Parikh of the Yoga Is Dead podcast about … Continue reading #31 – The Economics of Wellness, Part 1: Women & Yoga Culture

#30 – Personal Responsibility Vs. Systemic Realities

Today we’re closing season 3 with the ultimate topic of personal finance: is your success in life ultimately a product of the amount of personal responsibility you exercise or the systemic barriers that surround you? To answer this question, we talk to two experts: Diana Elliott, a sociologist and researcher at Urban Institute who studies systemic barriers, and Charlotte Cowles, a journalist who writes about … Continue reading #30 – Personal Responsibility Vs. Systemic Realities

#29 – Actionable Financial Tips from Friends of The Fairer Cents

Though we usually focus on bigger picture topics like systemic issues within our economy that disproportionately affect women, this week we’re getting tactical, and sharing actionable tips that can improve your finances today, with a little help from some friends of the podcast. Be sure to check out the links here in the shownotes to find all of the awesome financial pros and content creators … Continue reading #29 – Actionable Financial Tips from Friends of The Fairer Cents

#28 – Microaggressions, Invisible Labor & Women’s Anger, with Gemma Hartley and Sarah Cooper

In the era of the #MeToo movement, Black Lives Matter and a torrent of books on the subject, it’s a time when women’s anger at the inequality built into our financial, economic and social systems is finally being heard. Or at least some women’s anger is. In this week’s episode, we’re talking with emotional labor expert and author Gemma Hartley, and comedian and author Sarah … Continue reading #28 – Microaggressions, Invisible Labor & Women’s Anger, with Gemma Hartley and Sarah Cooper

#27 – Broadening the FIRE (“financial independence, retire early”) Conversation, with Vicki Robin

Today we’re finally tackling the topic that we suspect some of you initially came to The Fairer Cents expecting to hear about: early retirement, financial independence and the FIRE movement or community. But because it’s us, we’re not just going to say “here’s how to retire early, now go buy some Vanguard funds and off you go.” Instead, we’re talking about how to broaden the … Continue reading #27 – Broadening the FIRE (“financial independence, retire early”) Conversation, with Vicki Robin