Join our weekly girl’s night out with some of the most fascinating and fabulous women on the planet. We dish on everything from #metoo and sex to, well, doing the dishes. No topic is off-limits - unless it’s boring.
It’s the gossipy, smart, witty conversation you’d have if all of your girlfriends (and some of your guy friends too!) were experts on the hot topics of the moment. High spirited and high minded, we don’t argue or whine but seek to get to the heart of the matter, over cocktails (or wine).
Bubbly, sparkling, and inclined to speak French when tipsy, Christina is the human embodiment of her favorite cocktail, a Kir Royale. Christina counters tired doctrines and rigid political correctness with wit and charm – along with an arsenal of facts. Yes, she’s that friend who studied and did her homework before the party.
Author of 5 books, including Who Stole Feminism? and The War Against Boys—the latter a New York Times "Notable Book of the Year." Other books include Freedom Feminism, One Nation Under Therapy (with Dr. Sally Satel), and The Science on Women in Science.
Resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, where Christina studies the politics of gender and feminism, as well as free expression, due process, and the preservation of liberty in the academy.
Contributor to publications such as The Journal of Philosophy, The New England Journal of Medicine, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Republic, Slate, The Daily Beast, and The Atlantic.
Host of the popular video blog, The Factual Feminist, which has garnered more than four million views.
When the party’s starting, Danielle’s the one throwing it. A master convenor of ideas, personalities, and lively conversation, Danielle is that party hostess who puts every guest at ease … and gets the dancing going. Her favorite cocktail is the classic side car: a smooth combination of tangy and sweet which packs an unexpected punch.
Author of four books, including What Our Mothers Didn’t Tell Us: Why Happiness Eludes the Modern Woman, which resulted in Vanity Fair describing her as “one of the most important new thinkers about women and family.”
Other works include a novel, AmandaBright@Home, the first modern work of fiction to be serialized in the Wall Street Journal. She’s also the co-author of a cookbook, From a Polish Country House Kitchen, co-written with Pulitzer-prize winning historian Anne Applebaum.
A contributing editor to the Huffington Post, Danielle’s articles and essays have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Daily Telegraph. A former columnist for the New York Post, she has appeared on NBC’s Today show as well as CSPAN, MSNBC, PBS, CNN, and NPR.
Christina's dog Izzy likes champagne as much as she does.
Danielle packs a wicked right hook.
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Best-selling author Sandra Tsing Loh wonders why her journey through middle-age is defined by clutter and dead mice rather than sandy beaches and luxury cruises. She urges Danielle and co-splainer Meghan Cox Gurdon to explore their inner goddesses, who may turn out to be named Karen.
Author and Nation contributor Joann Wypijewski joins Danielle and co-splainer Emily Yoffe to discuss how the movement simplifies the complexity of sexual politics into good and evil. PLUS: Emily offers her guide to the "taxonomy of cancellation." Continuing our Summer Author Series.
Anne Applebaum & David Frum once clinked glasses with Tucker Carlson, Viktor Orban & many others who've since turned to the dark side. Now, in our continuing summer author series, they discuss with Danielle what went wrong with their old friends.
What happens when a young woman's libido clashes with her politics? Daphne Merkin & Meghan Daum join Danielle in our ongoing summer author series. PLUS: Merkin reveals what Ronan Farrow would prefer you didn't know.
From injecting testosterone to undergoing double mastectomies, choosing to be "trans" is the new bulemia among thousands of young women, author Abigail Shrier tells Danielle and guest co-splainer Caitlin Flanagan.
An affair with Jack Nicholson. Advice from Audrey Hepburn. Parties with Joan Didion. Susanna Moore, author of the new memoir "Miss Aluminum," regales Danielle and guest co-host Caitlin Flanagan with stories of her time at the center of celebrity in the 1960s & 1970s. Our season finale!
The Atlantic contributor and author of the new book "Trumpocalypse" veers away from politics to reflect on the cultural issues ravaging the country as well as his own journey as a writer, thinker, father, and yes -- husband to co-splainer Danielle.
The Atlantic's Emily Yoffe, The Bulwark's Mona Charen, and Harvard Law Professor Janet Halley join Danielle to discuss Tara Reade, Title IX, "Believe Women" double standards, and more.
The longstanding feud between married mothers and feminists has its origins in the battle over the Equal Rights Amendment of the early 1970s, as depicted in the new Hulu series starring Cate Blanchett. The Atlantic's Caitlin Flanagan and ERA opponent Phyllis Schalfly"s daughter, Anne, join Christina and Danielle to debate the series' importance ... and inaccuracies.
Bestselling novelist Emily St. John Mandel ("Station Eleven") joins Pulitzer-prize-winning historian Anne Applebaum, the WSJ's Meghan Cox Gurdon, and Danielle to discuss coping with the ongoing pandemic, Mandel's latest novel, and more.
The "Rubin Report" host opens up to Christina & Danielle about living political and sexual lies, touring with Jordan Peterson, and more from his new book "Don't Burn This Book." PLUS the upside of quarantine, COVID fantasies, and more.
The award-winning comedian joins Christina, Danielle, and the Daily Beast's Molly Jong-Fast to riff on social isolation, Louis CK & cancel culture, the Sussexes in exile, and more.
Why are so many successful women attracted to abusers and philanderers? Katie Roiphe joins Christina & Danielle to discuss her new book "The Power Notebooks" to discuss this and other sexual imbalances.
With Danielle & Christina now recording from home bunker studios, they are joined virtually by Atlantic writer John Tierney, who offers important advice about how not to tank your relationships in quarantine.
White women pay Regina Jackson & Saira Rao $2500 to be told over dinner why they're racist. Christina & Danielle offered cocktails. It didn't go well. PLUS: Self-isolating blues and more.
Stephen Elliott is the first cancelled man to fight back. In this EXCLUSIVE interview he tells Christina & Danielle why he launched a libel suit against the creator of the Sh**ty Media Men list. PLUS: Viral fears, forgotten feminists, and more.
New York Times columnist Ross Douthat joins Danielle & Christina to discuss his new book, The Decadent Society: How We Became the Victims of Our Own Success. PLUS: Inside the Harvey Weinstein verdict with intrepid journos Phelim McAleer & Ann McElhinney.
The irrepressible Irshad Manji joins Christina & Danielle for a raucous conversation ranging from Elizabeth Warren's bro problem to woke Sports Illustrated models to dogs & dogma, and more.
It was supposed to be the Me Too Movement's trial of the century -- but is it possible Weinstein will walk free? And will feminists punish his "traitor" female defense attorney? Christina & Danielle hash over all the repercussions as the jury debates his fate.
Who knows more about staying in love than a divorce lawyer? Author & attorney James Sexton shares what he's learned from his 1,000+ divorce cases with Christina & Danielle. PLUS: A surprise guest crashes the studio, Danielle admits she suffers from a rare disorder, and more.
The Atlantic's Emily Yoffe & The WSJ's Meghan Cox Gurdon join Christina & Danielle for a wine-fuelled gossip about new corporate etiquette, "trad wives," why the Cat in the Hat should be cancelled, and much more.
The Atlantic's Judith Shulevitz tells Danielle & guest host Mona Charen how our overburdened schedules are taking a dire toll on American society. PLUS: Quilting injustices and why girls are being "shortchanged" on pockets. Really
Everything you think you know about how to succeed in the workforce as a woman is wrong, according to author Marissa Orr. PLUS: Christina & Danielle on Megxit, freeing nipples, vagina candles, and taking edibles together.
Season 6 debuts with a surprise visit from Christina's new boss, AEI President Robert Doar, while Danielle hastily tries to hide the champagne bottles. We're up to new antics -- which hopefully don't include getting fired.
Susan Rice joins Christina & Danielle for a festive glass of wine and a remarkably candid conversation about the private side of her very public life -- from growing up in D.C. amidst race riots to fending off Putin's advances as National Security Adviser. PLUS: Why Jews do Christmas better, and more holiday fun.
The Atlantic's Caitlin Flanagan & Pulitzer-Prize-winning historian Anne Applebaum join Christina & Danielle for our first new, fun monthly "cocktail" episode.
Journalist Molly Jong-Fast joins Christina & Danielle for a far-ranging & fun gossip session on Lisa Page's presidential pushback, the gender thermostat wars, THAT Peloton ad, and more.
A nation may be divided out there, but in here we're strictly non-partisan when it comes to white vs. dark meat & deep fried vs. roasted. PLUS: Christina and Danielle host Pauline Brown, author of Aesthetic Intelligence, who is all about making everything more beautiful, meaningful ... and a better Black Friday shopping experience.
Dr. Sally Satel spent the past year at ground zero of the opioid crisis in a small Appalachian town. She reports to Danielle & Christina what she found. PLUS: Is vaping really so bad, down and out on cheap sherry, and more!
The awesome Meghan Daum joins Christina & Danielle to discuss her new book "The Problem With Everything: My Journey Through the New Culture Wars." PLUS Why drinking is good for your brain, 'Ok Boomer' warfare, and, er, um, vaginas.
It's that woke time of year again! Christina & Danielle brace for the oncoming holiday season, bemoan the new PC ending to My Fair Lady, take you behind the scenes at the recent Politicon in Nashville & MUCH MORE.
Danielle & Christina in conversation with author Joel Stein recorded live at Politicon 2019 in Nashville.
Legendary Washington correspondent Elizabeth Drew has covered 12 presidents and 2 impeachments. Over a glass of champagne, she regales Christina & Danielle with stories from her fascinating career. PLUS wedding porn, Millennial misery, dog owner happiness, and much more.
CNN's Amanda Carpenter, author of Gaslighting America: Why We Love It When Trump Lies to Us, explores conservative women's fatal attraction to Donald Trump and more with Christina and Danielle.
A seemingly consensual, one-night sexual encounter would later destroy the life and career of Jonathan Kaiman. The Atlantic's Emily Yoffe reviews the events of that fateful evening -- and prompts a wider discussion with Danielle & Christina about whether such cases will erode the credibility of #metoo.
What is it and how does it manifest itself? Danielle & Christina explore the mean sister to Toxic Masculinity in friendships, relationships, and sex. Meanwhile guest Ginny Hogan, author and stand-up comedian, argues we need more of it in the tech world.
Atlantic contributor Caitlin Flanagan joins Danielle & Christina in a sketchy LA studio to gossip about bad dates, crazy exes, #metoo excesses & her favorite party game: Which Valley of the Dolls "doll" are you?
Candace Bushnell, bestselling author and creator of Sex & the City, regales Christina & Danielle with stories of the wilds and lows of dating after fifty, including getting naked and "cubbing."
Christina & Danielle catch up after a summer apart. While Danielle fled to Canada, Christina cops to becoming a shut-in Twitter addict. Now they’re back and ready to solve the world — over cocktails of course.
Podcast is getting ready to break for the summer! But not before Christina & Danielle dispute the women's soccer "pay gap," question millennial sex habits, and own up to being "white feminists." PLUS: Zoe bids a fond farewell by bringing up -- again! -- those private lady parts.
Literary goddess Erica Jong joins daughter & journalist Molly Jong-Fast to discuss the growing cold war between men and women, celebrity child-rearing, famous mentors, and, well, everything else with Christina & Danielle.
Andrew Sullivan, legendary gay rights pioneer & journalist, explains why he is being driven out of the movement by extreme trans activists 50 years after Stonewall. PLUS: Christina & Danielle on beauty magazine "realism," the sex lives of "Furries" and more!
Yeah, we got the famed podcaster and neuroscientist off that metaphysical stuff and got him talking about his personal life. PLUS: Christina & Danielle tell you what not to put you know where.
Writer and comedienne Bridget Phetasy earned her wisdom the hard way. After years of partying and blackout sex, she's now sober -- and wickedly funny and wise. She spills her journey to Christina & Danielle. PLUS: What does it mean to be "ready" for love?
If your kid is accused of sexual misconduct, cheating, or worse, you better call crisis counselor Hanna Stotland. She tells Christina & Danielle how she's managed to help even the toughest cases get a second chance. PLUS a debate over "weed tampons" and more.
Bestselling author Rebecca Eckler spills on the dark side(s) of forming stepfamilies. PLUS: Christina's Twitter wars with celebrities, Danielle's decision to be honest about mucous, and more.
How do you survive a social media mob? Helen Andrews was a "pioneer" in having her life ruined online. She tells Christina & Danielle how she recovered and came back. PLUS: Where are the intellectual conservative women? And is a Snapchat filter anti-trans?
Bestselling author Vicky Ward takes us inside the ambitious and corrupt worlds of New York high society & family real estate empires as revealed in her new book "Kushner, Inc." PLUS: Take off your Handmaid's Tale costumes protestors! Christina & Danielle warn that recent extreme anti-abortion legislation isn't simply about gender warfare.
A star-studded array of Femsplainer guests, including Tina Brown, Emily Yoffe, Leah Mcsweeny, Mandy Stadtmiller and more return to celebrate our first birthday with Christina and Danielle and launch the fourth season.
Why do we emphasize female success as measured in time spent at the office vs our own quality time? Danielle & Christina discuss this, "ecosexuals," and much more in the Season 3 finale.
Knowing which can solve your problems -- and the world's. Author Michele Gelfand joins Danielle and guest co-splainer Meghan Cox Gurdon to discuss her new book "Rule Makers, Rule Breakers: How Tight and Loose Cultures Wire Our World," over a cosmo (or three).
Take two breaths and listen to renowned activist Irshad Manji discuss her new book "Don't Label Me: An Incredible Conversation for Divided Times" with Christina & Danielle. PLUS Fake Travel Warnings, "Jewel Stools" & more.
Christina regales Danielle with tales of her travel Down Under debating Roxane Gay; meanwhile Danielle eats ant larvae in Mexico City. It was quite a spring break!
The NYT's columnist and bestselling author reveals how to lead a better life to Christina & Danielle, previewing his new book, The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life. PLUS man boobs, students demanding fabric softener, and more.
But they didn't destroy me. Biologist Heather Heying reveals to Christina & Danielle how she and her husband Bret Weinstein are fighting back after they were forced to leave Evergreen State College by radicalized mobs. PLUS wife controlling apps & more.
The incredibly journey of GQ's Julia Ioffe, from Soviet refugee to star journalist and scourge of Melania Trump. Meanwhile, Danielle worries that Christina is becoming a Twitter shut-in.
Olivia Nuzzi is on fire! New York magazine's Washington correspondent dishes to Christina & Danielle on what it's really like to cover the White House. PLUS Izzy disrupts the podcast, gross new emojis, and more.
Why are so many men turning off, tuning out, and dropping out? Christina & Danielle explore this disturbing trend with Timothy Carney, author of the new book "Alienated America." PLUS men's revenge on VDay & more.
Is it "New Year's Eve with nuclear weapons?" as surprise guest David Frum asserts to Christina and Danielle? Worst VDay fails, talking vaginas, walking penises, and much MUCH more.
Sure, we may have dark roots -- but Danielle & Christina have an otherwise stimulating conversation with Claire Lehmann, editor of the fabulous online journal, Quillette. PLUS what is the correct posture for, um, a dick pick?
Men identifying as women are challenging women's sports, women's organizations, women's spaces, and even the very definition of womanhood itself. Feminist Meghan Murphy tells Christina & Danielle how she was banned from Twitter for defending women who didn't want to give a trans woman a bikini wax.
The one FREE & best thing you can do for your children to set them up for life. Author Meghan Cox Gurdon reveals the miracle effects of reading aloud. Plus Christina & Danielle debate the new Gillette ad and more.
Did Farrakhan followers and other radicals kill the Women's March? Leah McSweeney discusses her explosive Tablet magazine article on the movement's meltdown. Plus, watch out, it's JanuHairy!
Christina & Danielle discuss how we all seem to be getting the holidays wrong in the finale of Season 2.
The globally bestselling author of "The 12 Rules for Life" reveals to Christina & Danielle the secrets of his long marriage, why dating apps suck, how to handle a belligerent toddler, why his feminist critics are wrong, and more in this podcast recorded before a live audience at the American Enterprise Institute.
The culture has never been more tolerant of every type of sex, but young people are shying away from it. The Atlantic's Kate Julian joins Danielle & Christina to explain this unprecedented trend.
Christina & Danielle brace for the season of binge drinking PLUS catch up on the most crazy recent #metoo stories and listener feedback.
Pulitzer-prize winning historian Anne Applebaum recounts her losses of friendships over two continents from political extremism. Danielle & Christina explain why they remain her firm BFFs.
From disgusting traditional foods to that crazy uncle, we have you covered. Danielle & Christina entertain guest mansplainer David Sommers on sports, and author Diana Butler Bass on how to be more grateful.
America's most successful licensed prostitute, Alice Little of the Moonlight Bunny Ranch, makes the case for legalized brothels. Meanwhile Christine & Danielle worry about an invasion of sexbots.
The Republican Women for Progress faces the thankless task of trying to bring moderate female voters back to the GOP. Christina and Danielle talk girl politics and more in this special mid-term election podcast.
The majority of Americans agree on gun control measures that will prevent massacres and respect the 2nd Amendment. Shannon Watts tells us why it will be mothers who will turn the tide in this deadly debate. Guest femsplainer Meghan Cox Gurdon joins Danielle in this timely pre-election interview.
Has too much screen time and helicopter parenting contributed to an increasingly helpless and depressed new generation of students? Greg Lukianoff, co-author of "The Coddling of the American Mind," mansplains the problem to Danielle & Christina.
Helen Pluckrose reveals to Christina & Danielle how she and two professor colleagues fooled some of the most prestigious academic journals into publishing blatantly silly articles.
What happens when a Craig's List ad leads you to a job in the White House? Beck Dorey-Stein, author of the memoir From the Corner of the Oval, reveals to Christina & Danielle what it's really like working for the President.
Are all-boys schools and frats still breeding grounds for binge drinking and sexual assault? The Atlantic contributor Emily Yoffe & Millennial Mansplainer Nat Frum reveal all to Danielle and guest co-splainer Melinda Sidak.
Sexual neuroscientist Dr. Debra Soh on gender neutral parenting, trendy transsexuals, why women don't commit sex crimes and other sexy issues with Christina and Danielle.
The magnificent Margaret Hoover discusses her recent reboot of "Firing Line," the famous TV show hosted by William F. Buckley, with Christina and Danielle -- and what it's like to be a president's great-grandaughter and more.
Obsessive fears have created a culture in which children's freedom is now drastically curtailed. Parents who let their kids play outside or walk to school alone face arrest. How did this happen? Kim Brooks, author of "Small Animals: Parenthood in the Age of Fear" femsplains to Danielle and guest co-host, Meghan Cox Gurdon.
Christina and Danielle catch up on all the news and listeners' questions after a summer apart.
Washington's leading hostess of Georgetown cocktail parties is also a serious student of the occult. Christina & Danielle explore both worlds with the famous & fabulous journalist as they discuss Quinn's new memoir, FINDING MAGIC: A Love Story.
Sexual predators come in all types. But should they all be treated the same way? Christina & Danielle explore the dark world of sexual deviancy with The Atlantic's Emily Yoffe.
Models face a constant barrage of sexual exploitation, harassment and improper demands. Too often agencies collude with the perps. Where's the fashion industry's #MeToo? Top model Sara Ziff, founder of the Model Alliance, reveals the ugly side of the beauty business to Christina and Danielle.
Adult film star Chanel Preston reveals all to Christina & Danielle in this fascinating conversation about the effects of porn on us, our lovers, our culture, and our children.
David Frum takes your questions on love and marriage with Christina and his wife of now 30 years, co-host Danielle.
Discover how life only gets better after age 50, even for us sagging femsplainers! Listen to Christina & Danielle's uplifting discussion with Jonathan Rauch, author of "The Happiness Curve."
Mandy Stadtmiller's long night's journey into day. Join Christina & Danielle in candid conversation with the author of the new book "Unwifeable."
An intimate girls' night out with the celebrated champion of Islamic women's rights. (She's also our BFF.) Ayaan Hirsi Ali joins Danielle and Christina for the latest episode of The Femsplainers.
What's a frat boy to do in the post #metoo era? Millennials Nat & Joe mansplain the answer. And what's a young woman to do with these men? The witty and brilliant Caitlin Flanagan femsplains the way.
You won't believe how similar the Clinton/Trump sex scandals are -- and the women who enable them. Recorded before a live audience at the AEI/Ricochet Podcast Summit, Danielle and Christine talk with columnist Mona Charen, author of the forthcoming book "Sex Matters."
In their debut episode, Christina and Danielle reminisce about how they first met: in a TV studio before a debate with the founder of modern feminism, Betty Friedan. Christina smoked, Danielle did a shot, and Betty lunged at them over the podium. That's when they knew they would be BFFs. Featured cocktail: Kir Royale.