Ricochet is the best place on the internet to discuss the issues of the day, either through commenting on posts or writing your own for our active and dynamic community in a fully moderated environment. In addition, the Ricochet Audio Network offers over 50 original podcasts with new episodes released every day.
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.
Can we actually transition out of athleisure? … and what the hell is midriff flossing?? Mary Katharine Ham and Kelly Maher team up for a timely and hilarious episode about post-pandemic fashion. (Note: An earlier version of this episode had some missing audio. We’ve corrected the issue.)
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.
Emily Zanotti and her husband James are packing a dog, two cats, three toddlers, and all their belongings into a truck and moving half-way across the country (OK, two states over from Illinois) to Nashville, Tennessee. What’s Emily’s biggest concern, what is she looking forward to most, and will James have to retake the bar exam? Emily shares all with Kelly Maher in this special edition of Ladybrains.
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).
Mary Katharine Ham and Bethany Mandel have a new Clubhouse obsession—spurred by the anti-speech scolds at the NYT who don’t like it. How can we normalize doing normal things post-pandemic as vaccines roll out and change the game?
Finding balance in the pandemic debate has always been hard, but the Ladybrains discuss making their own risk evaluations, changing them with the facts on the ground, and honoring the gifts of a miracle vaccine and every single day we’re given. Enjoy our unfettered conversation 😉
Mark Katharine Ham and Kelly Maher know that NOW is the time to shut our brains off and take a break—and what better way to escape than to fall into a world of Lords, Ladies… and a Duke who loves to take his shirt off? Is it historically accurate? No. Should you watch it anyway? Probably. (SPOILER ALERT!!!@)