When actress Mary Pickford cut off her long hair in 1928, the haircut made The New York Times front page. Since short hair is still shocking today, Caroline and Cristen examine the sociocultural meanings of close-cropped women.
It’s normal for kids to wet the bed, but scientists still don’t know exactly why they do. Cristen and Caroline talk Freud, genetics and moisture alarms as they explore the psychology, physiology and neurology of why bedwetting happens.
The term “drunkorexia” was coined in 2008 to describe people who intentionally drink on an empty stomach to “save” calories and money. Media reports suggest that it’s sweeping college campuses, but Cristen and Caroline also discuss how the trendy term has more serious implications for the intersection of eating disorders and substance abuse.
For the final Boys of Summer installment, Caroline and Cristen highlight William Moulton Marston, the polyamorous inventor of Wonder Woman and how Marston’s feminism influenced the iconic comic book superheroine.
After more than 50 years on TV, Barbara Walters is retiring in 2014. Cristen and Caroline discuss her legacy as a pioneering female broadcast journalist and soft-news aficionado, and why TIME magazine called her the “Most Appalling Argument for Feminism.”