Liz Wolfe, managing editor for The Federalist and part-time editor for Reason, has an in-depth discussion with Bridget about why she thought college was a huge waste of money and wanted to drop out, how she managed to get her degree in two years, and the fact that most people have no understanding of the debt they are taking on when they take out student loans. They bond over being self-starters and hustlers and how it’s a skill that helps them find ways around the “gatekeepers” in life, how being from big families teaches you that life isn’t fair at an early age, and discuss why sometimes having low expectations about an experience is the best way to approach it. They coin the phrase “weaponized fragility,” lament over how being patriotic has somehow become a bad thing, and note that you’ll never change someone’s mind by calling them names. Liz offers fascinating insight into being raised in a home where her parents fostered children, and the hidden costs of that experience, and Bridget shares the name of the self-help book she wants to write, Laziness Motivates Me.

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With the government continually expanding and new calls from progressives for even more intervention, we need to re-focus on individual rights and the education around why that is more important than ever today. Carol talks with Kash Jackson, a 20-year Navy veteran and 2018 Illinois Libertarian Party Gubernatorial nominee, about the challenges of running as a 3rd party candidate, the morality of individual rights, the Libertarian perspective on everything from education to vaccinations and why the Libertarian party needs fewer “kooky” nominees.

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This week April and Kira are overwhelmed by bad parents as they discuss the fallout from the shocking college bribery scandal that’s ensnared actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman, among others. Then Karol Markowicz of the New York Post joins the podcast to discuss how Kylie Jenner has made the best out of a bad parenting situation and wether or not she actually qualifies as a “self-made” billionaire.
And what kind of person tweets out to the whole world that he regrets becoming a parent and tells his kid so? The girls have some opinions on that – surprise, surprise!
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Kelly’s back after more than 20 days without a voice due to a freak infection in her larynx. She and Bethany talk about what it’s like to be voiceless and also about goats and also about the snow bomb polar vortex invading Colorado!

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In an effort to get out of the “echo-chamber” of like-minded thinkers, Carol talks with Tara Dowdell, President of Tara Dowdell Group, a business and political marketing firm, former government and campaign staffer and TV commentator about why the ultra-progressive part of the Democratic party is gaining momentum and what we can do- if anything- to heal the political divide.

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Brittany Schmitt, stand-up comedian and entrepreneur, talks with Bridget about filling the void within yourself, the dark side of comedy, getting a DUI and how it changed her life, and the decision behind getting sober – realizing she was wasting her life. Don’t miss their worst stand-up bomb stories, why giving in to the desire to do nothing can sometimes be healthy, how sitting in sadness and defeat can allow you to build grit and resilience, and why you should never doubt your ability to make huge changes in your life. They discuss the fact that enough is never enough and the desire to always want more is evolutionary, but if you start your day asking what you can give rather than wondering what you can get, you will change your life. Be sure to check out Ho2Go, Brittany’s new company, a kit for when you go hard, but don’t go home – taking the shame out of the walk of shame.

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Lyndsey and Emily talk you through the “retinol uglies,” C serums, antioxidants, and more.

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Our episode this week is sponsored by Joybird AND HoneyBook. This week Kira and April talk Jussie Smollet and how to fake-hate-crime yourself without leaving the most obvious trail known to mankind. Also – do the good things of social media outweigh the bad? And how how do we navigate an increasingly politicized society in a way that fosters diverse friendships? Stick around to the end to hear this week’s Smart Girl Salute to a woman who’s politics don’t typically line up with the SGP audience.
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James A. Lindsay is a co-author of the Grievance Studies, a project designed to expose the politicized corruption within social justice geared humanities scholarship by creating bogus academic papers and submitting them to academic journals in the areas of cultural, queer, race, gender, fat, and sexuality studies. He and Bridget have a fascinating discussion about the dogmatism of atheists, the Feminist Glaciology paper that radicalized him, the assault on science, the fascism creeping in from both sides – the left and the right, and why everything we think we know about reality might be wrong. James explains post-modernism and why fitting in matters ten times more to people than being right. Bridget expounds upon why the idea that language is violence and a tool of oppression that must be regulated, strikes terror into her heart. And together they lament the isolation and loneliness of thinking for yourself in today’s culture of ideological tribalism. This is a brilliant deep dive into why intersectional social politics are a toxic way to look at the world and lead to competitive victimhood, the corruption in scholarship that’s fueling the whole social justice, progressive, activist universe, and the doomsday cults of the far left and the far right.

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