Bethany Mandel and Lyndsey Fifield have been on the receiving end of a lot of online hate mobs (let’s be honest, Bethany’s gotten the worst of it) but they’ve also occasionally been mean girls, too. In the wake of Chrissy Teigan’s rapid fall from grace after years of tormenting people online (including Bethany!), we wonder… what DO we want to happen to bullies? Should there be a limit on cancelling someone for tweets they sent years ago?

WHEN is Lyndsey having this baby and is she actually in labor right now? Tuck in for another weird and wonderful episode of the LadyBrains podcast.

Do cicadas have better sex lives than average Americans? Yes, we’re going there this week. Frankly we all need to be more skeptical about what we’re told by “the experts.” Are trillions of cicadas about to emerge from the ground? Probably? Lyndsey Fifield and Bethany Mandel team up to cover some popular conspiracy theories and yes, wild treetop insect sex parties.

Expert mom of almost-5 Bethany Mandel gives soon-to-be first-time mom Lyndsey Fifield all the newborn hacks she needs… most of them are how to avoid unwanted/rude comments from strangers tbh.

Kelly Maher and Lyndsey Fifield consider all the things they’ll have to tell their kids about one day—dial-up internet, encyclopedias, the satisfaction of a well-timed trip to the bathroom during a commercial break, memorizing phone numbers? Tuck in for a great discussion of how to raise resilient, not-tech-reliant kids in a digital world.

Mary Katharine Ham and Lyndsey Fifield roll through some of their favorite podcasts, youtubers, and binge-able shows to stream—whether you’re postpartum with a newborn or just laid up with seasonal allergies! The habit tracker Lyndsey referenced: https://bit.ly/2Yr53jo

Elisha Krauss and Lyndsey Fifield are READY for Spring and answering all our listeners questions—from skincare, make up, fake tanning, and floral arranging to Spring Cleaning and back to work plans this is an OLD SCHOOL style episode that you won’t want to miss.

Everyone is talking Meghan & Harry–but man are the houses divided! Why was the Oprah interview SUCH a Rorschach test? What is the future for the Royal Family? Bethany Mandel and Lyndsey Fifield spill the tea you’ve all been waiting for…

Bonus: Join us TONIGHT for a listener clubhouse all about it!

Having a baby is a BIG life change for everyone involved. How do you grapple with changes and keep a sense of identity? Kelly Maher gives Lyndsey Fifield a pep talk (with all the best advice she learned from fellow lady brains Mary Katharine and Elisha) – this is a must-listen for moms-to-be (and also dads-to-be looking for ways to support their spouses).

Elisha Krauss and Lyndsey Fifield love binge watching Netflix—but how do you compromise with your husband on the right show? And how much do the shows we watch influence us as a society? Deep thoughts from two ladies with major pregnancy brain…

The internet has flooded parents with a LOT of new parenting philosophies… but how do you know which ones are good… and which ones are VERY bad?

This week Bethany Mandel helps soon-to-be-mom Lyndsey Fifield navigate the waters—and provides some outstanding resources for moms and dads!

Mary Katharine Ham and Lyndsey Fifield try to remember their last New Year’s Resolutions and decide this time around we’re looking forward to a much brighter year… no pressure.

Congratulations—you’re pregnant! Now… what are you supposed to wear when you don’t even want to put on pants? Especially when you don’t really have a FULL ON bump? Fashion guru and mom of 3 Emily Zanotti tells the very overwhelmed and pregnant Lyndsey Fifield what to wear when you’re expecting.

Special shoutout to LadyBrains listener Jenna Stocker, the guest of honor this week on The Half Percent Podcast. Listen to Jenna’s episode as she shares her experience as a Marine Corps officer or subscribe to The Half Percent Podcast in your favorite podcast app.

Our most-requested episode every year looks a little different than usual (like everything else amirite?) but some things never change. Kelly Maher and Lyndsey Fifield talk turkey (no, literally – trigger warning for discussions of turkey death), traditions, family, recipes… and you know, we take a couple rabbit trails to tell stories because THIS IS WHO WE ARE. Tuck in—and enjoy! Happy Thanksgiving!

And if you’re looking for a good post-Thanksgiving podcast to listen to, Ladybrains listener (“Ladybrainiac”) Jenna Stocker will be the guest on The Half Percent Podcast to talk about her experience as a Marine. Subscribe now to the Half Percent Podcast at Apple Podcasts, Spotify, etc., and you’ll get Jenna’s episode on November 27 (the day after Thanksgiving).  Just search for “The Half Percent.”

Being first-time homeowners prepping for their first winters in new houses, Bethany and Lyndsey run through their checklists for getting their homes cozy for the holidays… and their plans to keep sane, happy, and prepared during the season of S.A.D.

We’re not going to give you self-care tips or talk about how “in these times” we’re all soooo stressed out. Kelly Maher and Lyndsey Fifield have figured out that sometimes you just need to sit with a friend and acknowledge that things are chaotic in your life… without immediately looking for answers or life hacks to make it better. Just tuck in!

How can we address the differences between men and women without cliches like “mansplaining?” Are men really the only people who ever interrupt others? Bethany Mandel and Lyndsey Fifield don’t agree—which makes this an episode you won’t want to miss!

Mary Katharine Ham and Lyndsey Fifield are coffee addicts—but are they coffee snobs? It’s complicated. Did you know we could talk about coffee for this long? We didn’t either—but apparently National Coffee Day is a perfect time to pay homage to our wonderful, wonderful caffeinated ritual

How do couples and families create healthy boundaries and set good habits for sharing family updates online? Kelly and Lyndsey lay out some good rules to live by.

Mary Katharine Ham and Lyndsey Fifield are NOT ready for fall. How can we make the best of these last summer days? Let’s chat about it!

Wasn’t the pandemic supposed to give us MORE time? Why are we busier than ever? Kelly Maher and Lyndsey Fifield wonder where all their time is going on a very special episode of the Ladybrains podcast—with a bonus interview with the co-founder of Ned & Co. who Kelly visited this week in beautiful Colorado!