The Bustle Huddle


The Bustle Huddle spotlights the voices of our editors, writers, and community, providing our readers with insider access to the Bustle office. Each episode will dive into a topic millennial women can't stop talking about, for better or worse, and wi...Show More
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Should I Have A Kid? (Feat. Cheryl Strayed)

33:27 | Jun 26th, 2018

How do you really know when you're ready to start a family? Or if that's something you're ever going to want? Last week, we explored all the ups and downs of trying to conceive, and this week, we talk to New York Times reporter Claire Cain Miller, wr...Show More
Wisdom & Advice From Nora McInerny of "No Happy Endings"

30:43 | Apr 3rd

Writer and podcaster Nora McInerny of No Happy Endings, Terrible, Thanks For Asking, and It's Okay To Laugh, Crying Is Cool Too joins us in the studio to discuss her newest book, experiencing the good while still holding on to the not-so-good, and gi...Show More
Do We Live In A World Designed For Men? (feat. Caroline Criado-Perez)

30:31 | Mar 27th

Activist and journalist Caroline Criado-Perez joins us to discuss her newest book "Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias In A World Designed For Men" and how the world around us still doesn't fit the needs of 50% of its population.
Dr. Julia Shaw On Why We're So Obsessed With Evil

32:08 | Mar 20th

Dr. Julia Shaw, author of "Evil: The Science Behind Humanity's Dark Side," joins us to break down our true crime addiction and explore the darker side of our own history, and gives us a cautionary warning against the use of the word "evil." Also, ch...Show More
Why Should I Not Be Afraid Of Getting Older? (Feat. Ashton Applewhite)

37:26 | Mar 14th

We're joined by Bustle's Kayla Greaves and author Ashton Applewhite to discuss our continuing battle with ageism, fear of growing older, and how to cope with the particular anxieties we face in relation to our age and how it affects career, sex, mone...Show More
What Bustle’s Obsessed With Watching (Right Now)

36:03 | Mar 6th

It's March, but it's still freezing in much of the U.S., so we put together a viewing guide for you, packed with everything Bustle editors are obsessed with watching right now. And for all of you Stars Hollow residents out there, we have a very lengt...Show More
Esmé Weijun Wang On The Reality Of Living With Mental Illness

32:47 | Feb 27th

Novelist and author of The Collective Schizophrenias joins Senior Books Editor Cristina Arreola to discuss her new collection of essays, her diagnosis with schizoaffective disorder, and the stigma that still faces those diagnosed with mental illnes...Show More
How To Stay Black & Thriving While Working In Media

39:52 | Feb 21st

It's a party of old and new with Jada inviting former coworkers, friends, and journalists Christina Coleman, Danielle Kwateng-Clark of Broadly, and Jah Lee of Bossip onto the pod to discuss the experience of being black while working in media, how bl...Show More
Should I Travel Alone? Tips On Making A Solo Trip Work For You

35:28 | Feb 13th

Tired of waiting for your friends to get it together and ready to start checking off that bucket list? Listen to this week's episode for tips, tricks, and inspiration to book the trip you've always wanted to take as a party of one, whether you're an ...Show More
Huddle With Sarah Schneider | ASMR & Vintage SNL

28:18 | Feb 7th

Sarah Schneider drops by the Bustle podcast studio to promote her new show with co-creator Chris Kelly, The Other Two, (which is in the opinion of The Bustle Huddle crew...excellent) and discuss Youtube fame, the weird, weird, Internet, and more. C...Show More
Is My Job Making Me Sick?

37:12 | Jan 31st

Looking for that work-life balance? Aren't we all. On this episode, we're joined by the editors behind Bustle's newest package Doing The Most, Emma Lord and Melanie Mignucci, and later by Iman Hariri-Kia and J.R. Thorp, as we explore what happens whe...Show More
Dani Shapiro On Family Secrets And What Comes Next

36:22 | Jan 23rd

Author Dani Shapiro drops by to discuss her newest memoir Inheritance and the discovery of a her family's biggest secret after taking a genealogy test. Get Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love on Amazon or your favorite local boo...Show More
Can You Really Change Your Dating Habits?

43:25 | Jan 17th

Jada is joined by Tanya Ghahremani to explore why their dating lives haven't gone exactly to plan and how they can change their approach in 2019. They each choose an expert based on their own obstacles — Tanya, former matchmaker and current sex and r...Show More
Huddling With Emily Arlook Of 'Grown-ish' On New Year's Apathy

22:44 | Jan 9th

Emily Arlook of the Freeform series grown-ish joins us in the studio to discuss her apathy towards New Year's (spoiler: she still manages to make a resolution on air), her inability to feel FOMO, and her old AIM usernames. Plus, good news for all the...Show More
Karina Longworth On 'Seduction' & The Women Of Classic Hollywood

15:35 | Dec 28th, 2018

Karina Longworth, author of Seduction: Sex, Lies, and Stardom in Howard Hughes's Hollywood and host of You Must Remember This, joins Lifestyle Editor Gaby Moss to discuss why everyone should give old-timey Classic Hollywood gossip a chance, her effor...Show More
Surviving The Holidays When You're A World Apart From Family

13:57 | Dec 19th, 2018

Ever wondered what it's like for immigrants to spend the holiday season here in the United States when their families are literally across the world? From her thoughts on cranberry sauce to American gift-giving culture, Clarissa-Jan Lim joins us to d...Show More
Sober Curious? Us Too! (Feat. Ruby Warrington)

38:44 | Dec 13th, 2018

We talk to different women about what it's like to not drink, the challenges that arise, and why for them, it's worth it in the end. We're also lucky enough to be joined by founder of The Numinous and author of Sober Curious, Ruby Warrington.
Will Being A 'Cat Lady' Hurt My Dating Life?

39:11 | Dec 5th, 2018

We explore why the term "cat lady" is still a thing in 2018 and why some of us still feel the need to hide our cats when dating. Writer, New School instructor, and founding editrix of Kristen Sollee joins us to discuss the history of wom...Show More
What's My Manager Thinking? (Feat. Alison Green of Ask A Manager)

39:16 | Nov 29th, 2018

Nervous about that next meeting with your manager? Tune into this episode to figure out what your manager's really thinking — from how they deal with their own struggles at the end of the day to how they feel when you ask for vacation time to whether...Show More
How Do I Manage Dating Anxiety?

40:00 | Nov 21st, 2018

Does dating have to send you into a daze of checking your phone again and again, ruminating over whether you said the right thing, and reading dating advice on the internet? According to the two experts we speak to on this week's episode — Kathleen S...Show More
Liane Moriarty On 'Nine Perfect Strangers'

22:12 | Nov 15th, 2018

Author Liane Moriarty takes a call from Bustle's Senior Books Editor Cristina Arreola and shares how her newest book Nine Perfect Strangers came about, the origin of the book's lead character's name, and why she favors confined settings when writing ...Show More
Why You Need To Start Talking About Your Period (feat. Nadya Okamoto)

19:49 | Nov 8th, 2018

Every month, you harness the power to completely change the world around you with the very thing you may be afraid to talk about — that's right, your period. Menstruation. Not shark week, not your Aunt Flo, but your period. Jada Gomez talks to Nadya ...Show More
Rebecca Traister On The Power Of Women's Anger

43:05 | Nov 5th, 2018

Rebecca Traister, author of Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger, joins Senior Books Editor Cristina Arreola to explore the ways women's anger is actively discouraged and muffled in 2018 and how we can embrace its transformative pot...Show More
She Did Run: Bustle's Midterm Election Primer (Feat. Gina Ortiz Jones, Katie Hill, & More)

36:22 | Oct 31st, 2018

No matter where you live, your voter status, or how informed you may or may not feel, we've crafted an audio primer on the biggest issues at stake this Election Day and how you can take action and implement change this Midterms election.  Stay tuned...Show More
Abbi Jacobson On Her Post-Heartbreak Road Trip

20:59 | Oct 30th, 2018

Abbi Jacobson joins Senior Books Editor Cristina Arreola to discuss her new book of essays "I Might Regret This: Essays, Drawings, Vulnerabilities, and Other Stuff". Be sure to check out "I Might Regret This: Essays, Drawings, Vulnerabilities, and ...Show More
Navigating Food Industry B.S.

33:14 | Oct 24th, 2018

Ever wondered what 'cage-free' really means? What about 'hormone-free'? Or 'all-natural'? This episode, Jada is joined by Bustle's biggest foodie Emma Lord and biggest health foodie Tanya Ghahremani to discuss their favorite foods, all the bizarre fo...Show More
Braving BRCA

39:42 | Oct 17th, 2018

Sara Altschule reveals how one at-home genetic test turned her entire life upside down. From her diagnosis with the BRCA-1 gene mutation in her 30th year to her ultimate decision to undergo a voluntary double mastectomy to ultimate recovery, Sara’s j...Show More
What You Missed At Bustle's Rule Breakers Event

15:35 | Sep 26th, 2018

The Bustle Rule Breakers Class of 2018 came, they saw, and they conquered the day in our first Bustle Rule Breakers event at Prospect Park in Brooklyn, New York on September 22. Executive Editor Jada Gomez and Editor-at-Large Kaitlyn Cawley gather to...Show More
Why Is Everyone So Obsessed With Dead Girls? (Feat. Alice Bolin)

20:45 | Sep 5th, 2018

Alice Bolin joins Senior Books Editor Cristina Arreola to discuss her debut collection of essays “Dead Girls”. The conversation ranges from our societal obsession with true crimes and shows whose plots are centralized around the same silent, beautifu...Show More
Budget Travel Hacks & Wanderlust Turned Local (feat. The Point Guy’s Emily McNutt & Kate Harris)

19:30 | Aug 29th, 2018

With Labor Day weekend coming up soon, many of our listeners are likely trying to make last-minute travel plans. But how do you make it work when you’re strapped for cash? We talk to The Point Guy’s Emily McNutt about the latest travel hacks that mig...Show More
Cheryl Strayed On Grief, Having The Guts To Feel Lame, & Your Twenties

27:57 | Jul 24th, 2018

We're joined by the exceptionally wise (and not to mention NYT best-selling author) Cheryl Strayed and Bustle's Senior Books Editor Cristina Arreola for a discussion around the experience of losing your mother in your twenties, how to ask for what yo...Show More
Fangirls, Fandoms, & Dungeons & Dragons (feat. Akilah Hughes)

38:23 | Jul 17th, 2018

Move over gatekeeping nerds, fan girls have arrived and we're here to stay. We speak to Bustle's very own Sage Young about what her daily life as a super fan is like, and Caitlin challenges the notion that she doesn't have any hobbies with her friend...Show More
Surviving Your Student Loans (feat. Gaby Dunn)

36:06 | Jul 10th, 2018

Gaby Dunn of Panoply's Bad With Money podcast joins us to share her own student loan story followed by a conversation between Bustle's Melissa Louis-Jacque and My Money, My Future's Ramona Ortega about money and women of color and Dani Fankhauser's s...Show More
Latinx Beauty Is All-American Beauty

37:58 | Jul 3rd, 2018

In honor of Bustle's fashion and beauty editorial program All American, we're joined by Fashion and Beauty Editor Sara Tan to discuss how the beauty routines of first generation Americans have been shaped by their parents' cultural backgrounds. We ...Show More
The Fertility Cliff: Should We Really Be Worried?

32:58 | Jun 19th, 2018

Should we really be worried about falling off the fertility cliff? Is 35 the magic age where everything just stops working? How do we as women separate the truths about fertility from the myths, lies, and unknown? Join us as we visit the WNYC studi...Show More
Dog Influencers, Gross Habits, & Adopting Your (Maybe) BFF

35:37 | Jun 12th, 2018

Today's episode is all about dogs — the good, the bad, and the gross. From former owner and stylist of Toast Meets World, Katie Sturino, to owner of The Dog Agency, Loni Edwards, to the many, many dog owners on staff at Bustle, join us for a surprisi...Show More
Not A Wedding Episode (Feat. Michelle Buteau, Jill Filipovic, & Emma Willmann)

32:08 | Jun 5th, 2018

Welcome back to Season 2! To celebrate our first episode back, we're definitely not going to talk about weddings in this episode. Instead, we're talking to comedians Emma Willmann and Michelle Buteau and writer Jill Filipovic about what it really mea...Show More
Jackie Cruz On Creating Her Own Path

29:43 | Apr 10th, 2018

This episode, we're doing things a bit differently, promoting Bustle's newest podcast "Latina to Latina" with Alicia Menendez and its first episode, featuring Jackie Cruz.
Mercury Retrograde Explained (Hold On To Your Phones!)

28:41 | Apr 3rd, 2018

Forgot to turn on your alarm and need a planet to blame? Or do you feel a more spiritual connection with Mercury Retrograde? Whether you're a diehard believer in astrology or loud and proud skeptic, you can't get away from hearing about it. Listen to...Show More
Support Your Local Muslim Girl Gang

33:46 | Mar 27th, 2018

Happy Muslim Women's Day! We're thrilled to feature an interview with Amani, founder and editor-in-chief of MuslimGirl, who joins us to discuss what you can—and should—do to celebrate Muslim Women's Day 2018. We were also lucky to welcome activist ...Show More
Senior Superlatives (Feat. Hannah Hart & The Cast Of "Love, Simon")

22:53 | Mar 20th, 2018

It's our tenth episode, and we'll use any excuse to celebrate! This week's episode features the cast and director of "Love, Simon" (Nick Robinson, Alexandra Shipp, Katherine Lanford) followed by Youtube star Hannah Hart who drops by to "hannahlyze" t...Show More
Getting Your Sh*t Together (Feat. Jonathan Van Ness)

31:39 | Mar 13th, 2018

Whether you have a daily routine set in stone, tend to switch things up, or prefer to live that wild card life, we all need to stop and ask ourselves how we can get our sh*t more together from time to time. Considering a fancy 12-step skin routine? J...Show More
6 Bachelor Contestants On Life After Reality TV (Feat. Michelle Collins)

28:23 | Mar 6th, 2018

Sometimes the only thing harder than defending your love of "The Bachelor" is defending your choice to be a contestant on "The Bachelor". So that's why we invited our friends Diggy Moreland, Jared Haibon, Vinny Ventiera, Ashley Spivey, Alex Bordyukov...Show More
Beyond The Red Carpet (Feat. Heather Graham)

28:10 | Feb 27th, 2018

Director, screenwriter, and actress Heather Graham joins us to discuss why it took over five years for her film "Half Magic" to get made, and we travel back in time to Sundance with Women in Film and Stella Artois to discover what it's like to be a n...Show More
The Weird Rules Of Olympic Figure Skating Costumes (Feat. Meryl Davis & Jackie Wong)

31:26 | Feb 20th, 2018

Bustle celebrates our favorite sport of the Winter Olympics — skating! We take a look back at all of our favorite '90s figure skaters (not just their drama!), we dissect the confusing rules surrounding Olympic skating costumes, and breakdown the best...Show More
Why Is Valentine's Day Even A Thing? (Feat. Mamrie Hart, Nicole Byer, & Scott Rogowsky)

30:55 | Feb 13th, 2018

In today's episode, we throw a celebration of love.... self-love that is. Mamrie Hart, Nicole Byer, and Scott Rogowsky stop by to join the solo-bration (sorry, had to).
What Does It Take To Be A Witch?

30:04 | Feb 6th, 2018

More than ever before, women in their 20s and 30s are publicly embracing witchcraft. Why now? And at what point can you call yourself a witch? You can find Nathalie Farfan on Twitter @nathaliefarfan and her podcast Morado Lends here: More
Should I Get A Tattoo?

29:14 | Jan 30th, 2018

You've probably thought about it at least once — should you get that tattoo? We'd like to help you make that decision, whether it's a "yea, sure" or a "nah, maybe later". Join us as we guide you through what it's really like, the tattoos Bustle staff...Show More
Why Gross Stuff On The Internet Is So Popping (Feat. Dr. Pimple Popper)

27:57 | Jan 23rd, 2018

We talk to the queen of gross videos on the Internet, Dr. Sandra Lee (aka Dr. Pimple Popper), and Bustle editors about why we're all so obsessed with pimple popping, tonsil stones, teeth cleaning, and more. Plus, we fangirl over Camila Cabello's new ...Show More
Why 2018 Isn't Going To Suck

27:21 | Jan 16th, 2018

Bustle editors, organizers of the Women's March, Sarah Sophie Flicker and Paola Mendoza, Ana Gasteyer, and Bustle Astrologer Mecca Woods join together to tell you why this year isn't going to suck. Learn more about "Together We Rise: Behind the Scen...Show More
Trailer: What Is A Bustle Huddle, Anyways?

01:49 | Jan 8th, 2018

Here's a preview of what to expect from Bustle's latest podcast!