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A Thing Or Two

with Claire Mazur and Erica Cerulo

Co-founders of the emerging design site Of a Kind, expand upon the theme of their highly popular “10 Things” newsletter to share their latest and greatest discoveries. Each episode drills down into the nitty-gritty of two to four finds—covering topics across food, beauty, technology, literature, you name it—and often features a guest who has insider intel to contribute.


Episodes

  • Questioning AmbitionWhat is ambition anyway? And ambition toward what? Join us as we contemplate—and, frankly, give side-eye to—one of the driving forces of our lives.   The linkage:   WOW, . (It’s probably worth following too, while you’re at it.)...
  • That Quar Fitness Routine and the Magic of Shea Butter with Naa-Sakle AkueteHowever many months in, we’ve found our fitnessing-at-home rhythms (which, no, do not involve dance cardio). Also! We’ve landed on a way to keep our very clean hands moisturized: shea butter, specifically the stuff from Eu’Genia Shea, and we...
  • The Baby-Sitters Club and Dating in This Particularly Insane Time with Lindsey MetselaarAs two married gals getting older by the day, this ep feels like a real throwback. We’re talking babysitting and dating—the latter with Lindsey Metselaar, the savvy host of the podcast who knows much more about the topic than we do at this point....
  • Powdered SPF, Single-Blade Razors, and the Tyranny of Gas StovesOh, it’s just us, with a little to say about a whole lot of things! There’s some playlisting, some cookbooking, some sunblocking, some angsting—you’ll see when you dive in.   The linkage:   We have a new thing! It’s called , and,...
  • Going Big on Big Friendship with Aminatou Sow and Ann FriedmanUm, aspirational friendship alert!! We’re bringing you THE Ann Friedman and Aminatou Sow, hosts of the podcast , brilliant minds behind , and authors of the book that all of your pals are going to be talking about on the group text. They’ve...
  • House Shoes and Our Favorite Contemporary Novels by Black AuthorsSlip on your comfiest shoes (ideally the ones that don’t go outdoors?) and get ready to curl up with a good book—or, rather, our enthusiastic endorsements of 26 novels by Black authors. YA and romance included, duh.   The linkage:   If...
  • The Women Behind Omsom, Our New Kitchen Go-To, and Rethinking InstagramWhat’s up over here? We’re still giving too much headspace to Instagram...but our perspectives are shifting. And we’re also eating some of our very best meals of quar, thanks to Vanessa and Kim Pham, the sisters behind and its outrageously good...
  • Pledging to Shop BetterThe two of us are calling our reps, donating money, consuming so much news, researching our primary candidates...and also rethinking where we spend our money and the businesses that warrant our support. We have SO MANY THOUGHTS. Also: We’re giving a...
  • All Our Uncanny Valley Thoughts...And When You Need to Go to the DoctorHave you all read ? Because this episode is a long way of saying, “Wow, you really should.” We are bubbling over with thoughts about Silicon Valley, gender and tech, and Anna Wiener’s all-around exceptional writing. Oh, and we also have...
  • How We’re Working Together Now and John Jannuzzi (Master of Creative Pursuits!)You know who wrote (and started one of the best Tumblrs and bakes )? , and he’s here to share his creative side-hustle tips (but not any of the burnt malted milk and Kit-Kat cookies—he’s keeping those for himself). Before we dive in, though,...
  • Precious Condiments and Non-Zoom Ways to Be a PalWe’re getting saucy—even more so than usual?—and dipping into the spreads, schmears, and drizzles we’re treating as essential supplements to our souls as well as our fridge-clearing batches of fried rice. Also! We’re coming at you with a...
  • Seeking Comfort in Mugs, Mugs, Mugs, and Surprisingly Good Home ManicuresWhat does it say about us that we’re taking a great deal of pleasure in having a mug of something warm as a near-constant companion? You be the judge! Also for your consideration: a nail-painting tool, a line of chic retro dinnerware, a...
  • The IGs We’re Following, the Tees We’re Wearing, and the Hashtags We’re StartingThis week in “it’s the small things” content, we’re sharing the Instagram accounts bringing us joy, the T-shirts we have possibly (definitely) too many thoughts about, and the campaign we’re launching to book our dream pod guest. Let’s...
  • How We IG (And, You Know, Think About Social Media in General)Apparently, we have a lot of pent-up thoughts about Instagram in need of an outlet, namely this episode of this podcast. Dive in for how we think about consuming and posting (in this time and in less insane ones), the features we want from the app,...
  • Square-Toe Shoes, the Joy of Eating Two Meals a Day, and an Alex Update (!!!)Things we’re rejecting (some days): three square meals. Things we’re embracing: square-toe shoes...and also special treats in pretty much any form. Including a long-distance update from our one-time pod producer Alex, the Roz to our Frasier....
  • Marisa Meltzer’s Excellent Book This Is Big and, Somehow, Billy IdolGeez, does know how to get the wheels turning. We talk to her about her shiny new book , which digs deep into dieting, wellness, feminism, body positivity, and the intersection of those topics—and also about friendship and snacks. Much to discuss,...
  • Trying to Make Webonair Happen and Another Round with Mickey DrexlerHere we are again, talking about stuff no one else is talking about (and we hope that’s a good thing?). Today, we’re digging into a surprisingly handy word and plenty o’ business insights from the bonafide retail legend Mickey Drexler, who’s...
  • The Newsletters We Always Open...and Perhaps Too Many Thoughts on IroningReading newsletters and doing ironing—two indoor-kid activities no doubt! Ok, seriously, though, take care of yourselves, find some good distractions, and maybe try to get some fresh air?   The linkage:   Claire bought and highly endorses...
  • Jason Polan’s Legacy as an Artist and an Incredibly Kind HumanThere’s so much to think about right now, it seems, but we’re going to take this opportunity to focus on one truly magical person: Jason Polan, an artist we’ve been in awe of for at least a decade who passed away at 37 in January. In a word:...
  • Nikki Ogunnaike’s Introduction to Menswear—and a Smart Little Decision-Making Trick When got a new job as GQ’s deputy fashion director, we were immediately all, “What’s it like?!” So we took this opportunity to ask her about making the move from women’s fashion to men’s...and where she gets the bags she couldn’t...
  • Three Literary Gems and a Love-It-Or-Hate-It CondimentNot to brag or anything, but our reading has range. Please accept the authors we discuss in this episode—buzzed-about novelist Kevin Wilson, person you’ve definitely heard of Jessica Simpson, and children’s book phenom Sandra Boynton—as proof....
  • Shopping Strikes and What We Spied (and Mostly Liked) at the Trade ShowsHow do we train ourselves to be better fashion consumers? Claire, who is as surprised as you are that she’s three months into a shopping ban, has some learnings. And! We’re delivering plenty of intel from our visit to the home and lifestyle trade...
  • Kim France and a Weirdly Moving Meditation TechniqueIt’s possible you’ve been consuming content by Kim France for thirty-ish years, and we’re here to talk about all of it (including —which, have you listened?!). Also, not to be the people who talk about our meditation experiences, but we kind...
  • How We’re Eating Our Eggs, Organizing Our Homes, and Wearing Wide-Legs Pants in This WeatherIt’s total mid-February vibes around here, as evidenced by the fact that we’re entertaining ourselves with new egg preparations and spending our weekend nights getting our jewelry in order. And when we do leave the house? Well, we’re pulling on...
  • Our Most Enthusiastic Tokyo and Kyoto Recs—and How to Shop The RealRealTaking a vacation to Japan is overwhelming. Sharing travel picks is overwhelming. Shopping online consignment is overwhelming. But you know what? We went ahead and tackled it all here, and we’re pretty proud of ourselves, thanks.   The linkage:...
  • Phil Chang’s Wild—and Hugely Informative—IG and Vacuums that Don’t SuckWe’ve got some real dirt today—or, rather, we have ways to clean it up (including a stick vac that’s maybe falling out of favor?) and a guest who’s dishing it on his Stories, which we consider must-see IG. Tune in and then hit up to see what...
  • Motherhood, One Year In, and Gluten-Free BunniesCongrats to Cam on his first bday and to Claire on her one-year motherhood anniversary! We’ll get into all of the learnings—and bathtime struggles. But first: a rabbit whose diet is raw, vegan, now grain-free. How very 2020 of her.   The...
  • Checking in With Your Unemployed HostsA couple of months ago, we went deep on what it felt like to shut down our company Of a Kind (), and now, with more distance, we have plenty of fresh new takeaways to share. Spoiler alert: We have no idea what our professional futures hold, and...
  • The Tyranny of Tights, Drinking and Not Drinking, and Where We Shop NowAre black tights getting you down? Are you looking to investigate your alcohol consumption? Are you searching for some new places to shop? This is not an infomercial—it’s just an intro to all that awaits you in this week’s grab bag of an ep....
  • Mickey Drexler and Sweet Potatoes—a Classic Combination?!Talk about thrilling: We have a bonafide icon on today’s ep. We’re talking to Mickey Drexler—who spearheaded Gap and J.Crew in their heydays and is now helping make magic happen at Alex Mill—about how he works and just plain does his days. But...
  • Personal-Care Wonders We Enthusiastically Buy in BulkSomething we learned in recording this episode: We have a lot of HG beauty products—and you’re ‘bout to hear about all of them. Oh, and about Christmas trees...which, is that still a seasonally appropriate topic?   The linkage:  ...
  • The O.C., Cheese Curls, and Jaw Massage—Yes, a True Grab BagIf you’re starved for a dose of our trademark randomness, WELCOME. There’s so much to reflect on today, including Marissa Cooper, paleo puffs, Amazon avoidance, and something *vaguely mysterious* called buccal massage.   The linkage:  ...
  • Gift Guide, Part 2—Because Now’s the Time, Huh?Welcome to the second half of our very enthusiastic, mildly frantic gift guide! If you’re still trying to track down something for that cool teen ya know, your nana, or anyone who demands practicality, we’ve got you. And hit up last week’s ep if...
  • Gift Guide, Part 1—Whiskey Stones Not Included!What’s this? A holiday gift guide?! You bet. We solicited your Qs for hard-to-shop-for loved ones on Instagram, and we have so very many thoughts. If you don’t find exactly what you’re looking for here, tune in next Monday for the second half,...
  • What It Has Felt Like to Shut Down Our CompanySo, you may have heard: Of a Kind is no more. What’s it been like for us to step away from the business we built and ran for nine years? How are we doing over here? What are we still processing? Oh, so very many thoughts and feeeeeeelings ahead…...
  • 196: A Fresh Fall Crop of the Best of 10 ThingsSuper compelling topics on this week’s episode include paper towels and pasta straws—and if you’re thirsty to know more about what exactly that means, read on. The linkage… For some sustainable sipping, scoop up a Stojo cup and HAY! straws....
  • 195: We’re Answering Your Biz Qs with Bosslady CEO Julia HunterWe rounded up your mailbag questions all about being a boss, having a boss, and just, like, WORKING and asked Julia Hunter, the CEO of the ultra-cool fashion and home line Jenni Kayne for her take. Oh, does she deliver the insights and realness. The...
  • 194: Answering Your First Round of Listener Questions!You had questions, and this week Claire and Erica have the answers to some of them—keep an ear open for answers to even more in coming weeks. If you’re wondering what to read next, how to show thanks, or how to prepare for your due date, tune in...
  • 193: A Fall Crop of Things Too Popular for 10 ThingsClaire and Erica are deep-diving into all the things they just can’t get enough of—but that don’t exactly qualify as new. From iPhone bedtimes (totally not what you think) to traveling the world for yogurt, they’re covering all the bases....
  • 192: A Reproductive Psychiatrist on What That Means, ExactlyDr. Alexandra Sacks is there this week to give us the scoop on matrescence—basically, the idea that the transition into parenthood is similar to a second adolescence—and, wow, are we thrilled to have her. Listen in to hear her advice for how both...
  • 191: A Pilates Pro on What the Fuss is All AboutToday we’re busting pilates myths with Heather Andersen, the star instructor-turned-entrepreneur behind New York Pilates, an airy-and-excellent NYC chainlet you’ve definitely heard us talk about before. Listen in for the scoop on pelvic floors,...
  • 190: How Taylor Lorenz Turned Her Tumblr Obsession into an NYT Reporting GigAaand we’re back! In this first post-hiatus episode, we’re talking tech with Taylor Lorenz, an incoming reporter for The New York Times whose byline has been synonymous with “ooh, this is going to be good!” for us for years. Listen in to hear...
  • 166: How Friendship (And Mutual Respect) Fuel Call Your GirlfriendWe’re revisiting some of our favorite episodes from the archive! Originally aired 1.18.19 What an ep! This week, Claire and Erica had the pleasure of chatting it up with Aminatou Sow, Ann Friedman, and Gina Delvac, the three long-distance work...
  • 154: Angela Garbes on Doing Things Like a MotherWe’re revisiting some of our favorite episodes from the archive! Originally aired 10.12.18 This week, we got to break it down with Angela Garbes, a total badass and the author of Like a Mother: A Feminist Journey Through the Science and Culture of...
  • 105: V.I.P Author Celeste Ng on Writing a Super-Buzzy NovelWe’re revisiting some of our favorite episodes from the archive! Originally aired 10.16.17 It’s officially cozy-reading season, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have Celeste Ng, the author of one spectacular recent release Little Fires...
  • 174: New Mom Life—and How to Handle it as Work WivesWe’re revisiting some of our favorite episodes from the archive! Originally aired 4.7.19 If ya haven’t already heard, Claire had a baby in December (welcome to the A Few Things family, Cam!). Today, she and Erica recap what having a baby and...
  • 15: Our Season One Coversation with Cup of Jo's Joanna GoddardWe’re revisiting some of our favorite episodes from the archive! Originally aired 8.20.15 In 2015, just fifteen episodes into A Few Things, one of our all time favorite guests, Cup of Jo's Joanna Goddard, stopped by for a timeless chat about...
  • 189: Rachel DeLoache Williams Goes Deep on Her Book About Fake Heiress Anna DelveyThis week, we’re thrilled to sit down with Rachel DeLoache Williams, whose new book, My Friend Anna—the BTS story of how the fake heiress Anna Delvey scammed her out of $62,000—you probably preordered the second you heard about it. Rachel has so...
  • 188: A Major Alex Update and the Best of Summer SnacksIt’s the penultimate episode before our summer break, and we’ve got a final (for now!) Alex update for ya, because this guy’s headed west. If you need to self-soothe after, we follow that up with plenty of crunchy, salty, and sweet snack news. ...
  • 187: Mira Jacob Illustrates Important Questions in Her New Book, Good TalkOne of our all-time favorite podcast guests, author Mira Jacob, is back! This time, she’s talking Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations, her new graphic memoir that we’re basically obsessed with. The book explores the vulnerability of difficult...
  • 186: This Unstoppable PR Duo is Reinventing the Industry’s Sustainability StandardsWhen Erin Allweiss and Melody Serafino started their PR firm No. 29 in 2013, it was out of a desire to leave an impact on the world. Stick around to hear exactly how they bring their work-wife dynamic to crazy cool, sustainability-minded,...
  • 185: A Summery Round of Stuff We Can’t Get Enough OfOn this episode of A Few Things, Claire and Erica are having another food moment. As Claire puts it, 70 to 80% of these podcasts are 90% about food, and this week’s show features yummy things like Jon & Vinny’s (which Erica was craving before...
  • 184: How Mickey Rapkin Wrote a Book-Turned-Blockbuster and the Greatest New Children’s BookIf you’ve been alive on this earth for the past few years, chances are you’ve heard of a little movie called Pitch Perfect. Well, you can thank today’s guest, Mickey Rapkin, for that—he wrote the original book the blockbuster series was based...
  • 183: A Wildly Successful Denim Line Was Just the Start for These Work WivesThis week on A Few Things, Emily Current and Meritt Elliott have a lot to say about keeping a business partnership alive through a whole lotta changes. This badass duo met at UCLA, co-founded (and sold!) Current Elliott, and are the brains behind...
  • 182: Old News That’s Seriously Worth a RevisitThis week on A Few Things, Claire and Erica go deep on their favorite stuff that’s not exactly newsy but still worth plenty of attention. Listen in while they share their favorite random but wonderful faves, from the best dips to, well, the appeal...
  • 181: The NYC Duo Making Entertaining and Good Eating EasierSettle in for an extra-delicious week of a A Few Things, why don’t you? We’re picking the brains of Jill Donenfeld and Tiana Tenet, the food-plus-business badasses behind The Culinistas, a New York-based in-home cooking service that connects busy...
  • 180: The Female VCs Changing the Funding GameTwo very important (and very different) topics coming at you hard this week: pelvic-floor strength and the power of putting women in charge of venture capital. Anu Duggal and Sutian Dong are the brilliant minds behind Female Founders Fund, an...
  • 179: Rabbit Care, a Netflix Rec, and a Call for Shorter ContentWe’re back with a banner best of 10 things week, featuring the cream of Claire and Erica’s recent 10 Things newsletter picks. If you love Diane Keaton, planking, and cool new ways to mend your jeans, this is truly the episode for you. P.S. And if...
  • 178: How LaTonya Yvette is Making Space for Women of ColorIf you’ve ever spent time in lifestyle-blog land, chances are you’ve stumbled across LaTonya Yvette—and that first encounter probably involved a gasp at how great her OOTD game is. But in addition to being a stellar stylist, she tackles weighty...
  • 177: The Founders of Loom on the Radical Way They’re Teaching Women About Their BodiesIf your sex ed was more than a little lacking, you’re not alone—but Erica Chidi Cohen and Quinn Lundberg are firm believers in a better-late-than-never mantra when it comes to learning more about their sexual and reproductive health. The pair runs...
  • 176: The That’s So Retrograde Gals on All the Best of L.A. Wellness and WeirdnessToday we’ve got a West Coast wellness dispatch from Elizabeth Kott and Stephanie Simbari, the hilarious work wives behind the podcast That’s So Retrograde (a.k.a. “the Ab Fab of new age”). It’s a crash course in the woo-woo—and in many...
  • 175: The Co-Founders of Squeeze on Leveling-Up Their Work-Wife RelationshipToday’s ep features our very first live taping, coming to you from sunny L.A.! Our guests kicked off their relationship on the job when Drybar co-founder Alli Webb hired Brittany Driscoll to work as the brand’s head of marketing. Fast forward to...
  • 174: New Mom Life—and How to Handle it as Work WivesIf ya haven’t already heard, Claire had a baby in December (welcome to the A Few Things family, Cam!). Today, she and Erica recap what having a baby and pop-up shop during the busiest month of the year looked like—and all the interesting,...
  • Introducing Motherhood Sessions from GimletConfronting Your Parents After Motherhood Julia was born in South Korea, but was adopted and raised by a white family. Now that she has her own child—the first biological relative she’s ever known—she’s rethinking her relationship with her own...
  • Listen Up: Loss and Community-Building with the Founders of The Dinner PartyLennon Flowers and Carla Fernandez are here to discuss their work-wife partnership and their incredible non-profit The Dinner Party, which facilitates a series of potlucks around the country to support people in their twenties and thirties who have...
  • "172: Red Lentils, Rachel Bilson, and More Random Things We Can’t Get Enough Of "Claire and Erica are back in the studio with a real great grab bag of an episode today, answering listener questions re: treadmill TV and supplying the red lentil content nobody asked for—but that we swear you’ll be grateful for! P.S. Cut down on...
  • 171: How Two Pop-Culture-Obsessed Friends Built @commentsbycelebsEven if you’re not up on your celebrity gossip, you’ve probably seen a post from @commentsbybelebs, the now famous in its own right Instagram account that highlights all the hilarious chatter between, say, J-Lo and Ellen in the comments section....
  • 170: The Culinary Work Wives Behind the Japanese Comfort-Food Gem BessouWhen Maiko Kyogoku decided to open Bessou, a ridiculously satisfying Japanese comfort-food restaurant in Manhattan’s Noho neighborhood, her former Boulud Sud co-worker Emily Yuen asked if she might need an executive chef. The rest is (delicious)...
  • 169: How Two Longtime Friends Created the Cheese Empire That Is Cowgirl CreameryYou may not know them by name, but Sue Conley and Peggy Smith are the dairy mavens who founded Cowgirl Creamery, the famous Bay Area maker of such delicious cheeses as Mt Tam and Red Hawk. On this ep, Claire and Erica had the pleasure of hearing the...
  • 168: A Candid Convo with Two of the Coolest Moms (and Podcast Co-Hosts) AroundAre you listening to the Cool Moms podcast? Because you should be. It’s hosted by Elise Peterson, an artist and illustrator, and Lizzy Okpo, co-founder of the fashion line William Okpo, and they both joined Claire and Erica on this ep to break down...
  • 167: Talking Partnership with the Siblings and Romance-Novel Experts Who Signed a Sony DealToday on the pod, Claire and Erica chat with two extraordinary sisters, Leah and Bea Koch, founders of The Ripped Bodice, the only romance-novel bookstore in all of the United States. But they’re up to even more than that—from landing a deal with...
  • "167: Talking Partnership with the Siblings and Romance-Novel Experts Who Signed a Sony Deal "Today on the pod, Claire and Erica chat with two extraordinary sisters, Leah and Bea Koch, founders of The Ripped Bodice, the only romance-novel bookstore in all of the United States. But they’re up to even more than that—from landing a deal with...
  • 166: How Friendship (And Mutual Respect) Fuel Call Your GirlfriendWhat an ep! This week, Claire and Erica had the pleasure of chatting it up with Aminatou Sow, Ann Friedman, and Gina Delvac, the three long-distance work wives behind the gold standard in bestie podcasting, Call Your Girlfriend. They share their...
  • 165: Two Cannabis Work Wives With a Powerful Friendship PactAre you ready to meet two of Claire and Erica’s fave work wives, Barbara Diner and Deb Baker? These two are the founders of Higher Standard Packaging, a Denver-based cannabis packaging company. Tune in to hear how they turned a friendship that...
  • 164: The Pod Is Back With a Work-Wife Double Date!Hey, there, we missed ya! To celebrate our return from hiatus, we’re bringing you a meet-cute, a pseudo-breakup, and the full story of a thriving bi-coastal relationship on the podcast today. Who are we chatting with? That would be Andrea Oliveri...
  • 133: We Can’t Get Enough of Mary H.K. Choi, Author of Emergency ContactThis week on A Few Things, we’ve got Mary H.K. Choi, a.k.a. @choitotheworld, a.k.a. the brilliantly badass writer whose debut novel, Emergency Contact, is charming existing YA fans and converting new ones, both.
  • 166: Olivia Milch on Making the Movies We All DeserveFirst things first: Claire and Erica have quick updates on the competitive alpaca scene and the conclusion of The Great HDVB Shortage of 2018. Then—even more excitingly, if you can believe it—Olivia Milch joins us to talk about her first feature...
  • 156: Nike’s Coach Bennett on Why Running Makes Everything BetterWe’re re-running some of our favorite episodes from the archive! Originally aired 10.24.18. This week, Claire and Erica talk all things running with Coach Bennett, motivational guide and total athletic powerhouse (his résumé includes a four-minute...
  • 145: On Choosing —and Not Choosing—MotherhoodWe’re re-running some of our favorite episodes from the archive! Originally aired 8.20.18. Today, a topic that’s been much-requested by our listeners: parenthood! Claire and Erica share their own personal decisions, some recommended reading, and a...
  • 163: Top-Notch Advice on Long-Distance RelationshipsThis week, Claire and Erica sit down with longtime pal Julie Alvin, SVP of content strategy at Refinery29 and self-certified expert on how to make a long-distance relationship (or in her case, marriage) thrive. She makes it feel quite aspirational....
  • 162: The Story Behind Our New Favorite IngredientThis week on the podcast, we’ve got a fellow work wife on—her name’s Amy Zitelman, and along with her sisters Shelby and Jackie, she runs Soom Foods, source of the creamiest, dreamiest tahini we’ve ever tasted. She’s sharing hard-earned...
  • 161: The Food Blogger Behind Half Baked Harvest Is Here To Solve Your Cooking WoesToday in soft news, there’s a lot going down in the realm of stuffed animals, and Claire and Erica have the whole scoop. But an even more delightful subject is their interview with the food blogger and recent cookbook author Tieghan Gerard. The...
  • 160: A Much-Needed and Extra Fun Best of 10 Things EpisodeThis week, Claire and Erica are bringing you another round of highlights from their weekly 10 Things newsletter. Read on for all sorts of easy and delicious ways to upgrade your life.
  • 159: A Compelling Case for the Handwritten Thank You NoteThis week, Claire and Erica get totally inspired by Gina Hamadey, the mind behind the brilliant project Thank You Year. What is this undertaking exactly? It involves Gina, a freelance writer and editor (who previously worked at places like Oprah...
  • 158: Grace Bonney Gives Us the Scoop on Her New Magazine That’s All About Being RealWe’ve loved us some Grace Bonney for a long while (see: this A Few Things ep featuring her and her lovely and talented wife Julia Turshen). So Claire and Erica were especially thrilled to get to talk to the Design*Sponge founder about her new...
  • 157: Katie Sturino on Good Body Vibes, Great Fashion, and Making a Pet IG FamousThis week, Claire and Erica talk with fall in love with Katie Sturino, founder of style blog The 12ish Style, dog momager to these famous pups, and the mind behind Megababe, the internet’s most empowering female hygiene brand. Clearly, there’s...
  • 156: Nike’s Coach Bennett on Why Running Makes Everything BetterThis week, Claire and Erica talk all things running with Coach Bennett, motivational guide and total athletic powerhouse (his résumé includes a four-minute mile!). On the docket: how meditation practice plays into his running philosophy, who should...
  • 155: Our Best Not-New DiscoveriesIn this very dairy-heavy episode, Claire and Erica are talking ice cream cakes, miniature coffee creamers (officially known as milkettes!), and more things that you’ve probably heard of—but maybe don’t appreciate as much as you should. P.S....
  • 154: Angela Garbes on Doing Things Like a MotherThis week, we got to break it down with Angela Garbes, a total badass and the author of Like a Mother: A Feminist Journey Through the Science and Culture of Pregnancy, the only parenting book Claire insisted her husband read immediately. But having or...
  • Episode 153: Glory Edim on Diversifying Your BookshelfThis week, Glory Edim stops by to talk about founding and building the Well-Read Black Girl community—and what it was like editing some of the best writers in the whole dang world for her new anthology of the same name. P.S. It’s fall! Which means...
  • Episode 152: Fall into the Latest Best of 10 ThingsIt’s baaack—and we’re not just talking about crisp weather. This week, Claire and Erica are bringing you another round of highlights from their weekly 10 Things newsletter. Read on for all sorts of easy and delicious ways to upgrade your life. ...
  • Episode 151: Let’s Get into It with the Biz Whiz Behind Create & CultivateBring on the fellow female entrepreneurs! This week, Claire and Erica are chatting with Jaclyn Johnson, creator of the wildly empowering Create & Cultivate conference. Oh yeah, and she’s a newly published author, too! Hit play to hear all about...
  • Episode 150: Maternity Fitness and Some Amazing Things You Might Already Know AboutThis week, Claire’s talking about the highs and lows of getting workouts in while expecting, and then we dive into all sorts of other great finds that aren’t fresh enough to make into 10 Things but that are still very much worth knowing about....
  • Episode 149: Meet Your New Favorite News Journalist, Alicia Menendez
  • Episode 148: A Very Snacky Best of 10 ThingsThis week, Claire and Erica’s last dispatch from L.A. is a real snack mix—with a couple of bonus Best of 10 Things nods thrown in for good measure. P.S. Word Notebooks will forever be an Of a Kind favorite, and you can snag a three-pack for 10% off with the code AFEWTHINGS.
  • Episode 147: Wine Times with the Whiz Who Is Helen JohannesenThis week, fruit is front and center—first, Claire and Erica break down why and how they’re eating all the watermelon, and then it’s onto grapes with wine guru Helen Johannesen, the cutting-edge beverage director for the restaurants in the Jon & Vinny’s empire, the founder of Helen’s Wines, and a person we now desperately want to be friends with.
  • Episode 146: What to Expect When Claire’s ExpectingSo, last week was a big one, and this week we’re doing a deeper dive into motherhood and pregnancy, talking all about Claire’s experience growing a human so far. Listen on for reading lists, shopping tips, and a least one toy that this fetus won’t be playing with for years but is probably already coveting. P.S. The best baby gift around are Estella’s squishy rattles, which we’ve got in hot sauce, hot dog, and avocado shapes, because you’ve gotta start ‘em young on all the best things in life.
  • Episode 145: On Choosing —and Not Choosing—MotherhoodWe’re baaack. And we’re jumping right in with a topic that’s been much-requested by our listeners: parenthood! Claire and Erica share their own personal decisions, some recommended reading, and a little bit of news. (We missed you, too.) P.S. We’ve been generously swiping on the hydrating, brightening Olio e Osso balms ever since we got our hands on them, and you can do the same for 10% off with the code AFEWTHINGS.
  • Episode 116: Talkin' Shop with the Founder of Ban.do, The Most Fun Brand This Side of the WebWe're highlighting some of our favorite past episodes! Original air date 1.8.18. If you properly appreciate the mood-boosting power of a fun phone case, you’ve probably come across Ban.do. The pop-culture-heavy accessories line is the brainchild of Jen Gotch, and she’s just as delightful, honest, and badass as the moniker mugs she sells.
  • Episode 122: All the Books We Can’t Wait to Read and Listener Mailbag! We're highlighting some of our favorite past episodes! Originally aired 2.18.18. In this episode, Claire and Erica are responding to some particularly noteworthy messages they’ve gotten recently, and chat about all the amazing books they can’t wait to curl up with.
  • Episode 103: Joe Holder, Trainer to the Stars (and Claire!), on All Things ExerciseWe're revisiting some of our favorite episodes! In this one, originally aired 10.2.17, Joe Holder, aka @ochosystem, talks about why getting your head right is more important than getting your body tight.
  • Episode 144: Glynnis MacNicol Has So Much to Say About Being a Woman in Her FortiesAfter Claire and Erica talk TSA, yogurt parfaits, and the intersection of the two, they have a chat with Glynnis MacNicol, whose new memoir No One Tells You This is about turning forty as a single women with no kids—and just how satisfying that can be. Sidenote: Let the eyes have it with Lily Lolo's all-natural mascara that stays put and makes your lashes look good as hell. It’s 10% off with the code AFEWTHINGS!
  • Episode 143: Claire Wasserman on Doing Her Part to End the Wage Gap On this week’s episode, Claire and Erica have a topic hot off the garlic presses: whether or not those little kitchen devices actually work. And speaking of work, Claire Wasserman, the powerhouse founder of Ladies Get Paid, stops by to talk closing the pay gap, negotiating promotions, and what happens when women share their money stories. P.S. If you’re looking for some light in your life, Claire and Erica recommend the Hawkins candlesticks—which are 10% off with the code AFEWTHINGS!
  • Episode 142: Why Older Athletes Are Thriving, with the Guy Who Wrote a Book on ItOn this episode, Claire and Erica are pondering a cashless economy—and what that that means for the bankless. They’re also talking about how big-money athletes are staying stronger, longer, with Jeff Bercovici, the San Francisco bureau chief of Inc. magazine and the author of Play On: The New Science of Elite Performance at Any Age—and what that means for the rest of us. P.S. There’s more than one way to go pro. Snagging the Floral Society’s Ceramic Flower Frog Vase will make anyone feel like a
  • Episode 141: A Grocery-Centric Round of Listener Feedback A few weeks ago, Claire and Erica came clean about the dirty truth that they’re not so into washing produce—and you people had some opinions (and tips!) about that. You also delivered some brilliant ideas for using up a can of chipotle peppers and thoughts on the best GF breads, and we are here for all of it. P.S. Of a Kind’s big summer sale is happening now through July 9, with 30% (and more!) off all kinds of amazingness—including this thoroughly wonderful woven tote by Someware. Get it before i
  • Episode 140: A Mixed Bag of Things We Can’t Put in 10 ThingsClaire and Erica are diving right in this week with the topic of showering at night. Is it worth the effort, really? That’s just the first of many groundbreaking topics covered this week, including crosswords and even more alternative mylks. P.S. Speaking of showers, it’s all about Shhhowercap showercaps, which look cute, will last forever, and are currently 10% of with the code AFEWTHINGS!
  • Episode 139: We’re Reading Author Rumaan Alam Loud and ClearWe’re kicking off this week with an overdue (and not overly long) Alex update! Then! We’ve got the brilliantly insightful author and editor Rumaan Alam on the record about his second novel That Kind of Mother, which explores family, race, motherhood, and (to a lesser extent) Princess Diana. P.S. Who knew everything looks better with a touch of tortoiseshell? The designer behind Machete, that’s who—and you can snag all of her earrings for 10% off with the code AFEWTHINGS.
  • Episode 138: Alex Capano Schools Us on Women's Health Issues and CannabinoidsOn this episode of A Few Things, Claire and Erica sit down with Alex Capano, DNP, CRNP, FNP-BC (tl;dr she knows her medicine!). You can just think of her as your friendly neighborhood expert on reproductive sexual medicine and cannabinoids. P.S. Speaking of health, if you didn’t put sunscreen on today, we’re not mad, just disappointed. Unsun Tinted Mineral Sunscreen is 10% off with the code AFEWTHINGS, so no more excuses, k?
  • Episode 137: We TB with D C-T! Authors Joana Avillez and Molly YoungThis week on A Few Things, Claire and Erica chat with writer Molly Young and illustrator Joana Avillez about their new NYC-themed book of illustrated word puzzles, D C-T!  It’s exactly as charming as they are. P.S. Code cherry red: The Megan Huntz Charlie Dress is your answer to anything that requires a pop of color, and it’s 10% off with the code AFEWTHINGS.
  • Episode 136: Anthonia Akitunde on Showing Up for Moms of ColorThis week, Claire and Erica go deep with Anthonia Akitunde, the founder of Mater Mea, a website that shares stories of black motherhood. Take a listen and keep her in your sights—there’s a lot more where this convo came from. P.S. Add mancala to your list of things to do when phones are off the table. We’re playing Wolfum’s set, and it’s 10% off with the code AFEWTHINGS.
  • Episode 135: Getting Bubbly with Sommelier Jordan Salcito You don’t have to pour a glass of wine to listen to this episode, but it would be appropriate: Claire and Erica are chatting with Jordan Salcito, Momofuku wine whiz, co-founder of Bellus Wines, and creator of Ramona, a very refreshing, canned take on a wine spritz. Get ready to drink up all her knowledge. P.S. Know what else is fresh? Being a better-smelling version of you. Escentric Molecule’s Molecule 01 Eau de Toilette gets you there, and it’s 10% off with the code AFEWTHINGS.
  • Episode 134: A Super-Satisfying Installment of Best of 10 ThingsHungry for another Best of 10 Things? Prime recs comin’ right up! Claire’s living her best #taconight life, Erica’s got new bingeable TV, and—well, we don’t want to give too much away before you dive in. P.S. While you’re at it, get our most popular dress of the season while it’s hot and 10% off with the code AFEWTHINGS!
  • Episode 133: We Can’t Get Enough of Mary H.K. Choi, Author of Emergency ContactThis week on A Few Things, we’ve got Mary H.K. Choi, a.k.a. @choitotheworld, a.k.a. the brilliantly badass writer whose debut novel, Emergency Contact, is charming existing YA fans and converting new ones, both. P.S. We’re gearing up for sunny weather in a major way with Carla Colour’s Lind and Barton shades. These bright sunnies are 10% off with the code AFEWTHINGS.
  • Episode 133: We Can’t Get Enough of Mary H.K. Choi, Author of Emergency ContactThis week on A Few Things, we’ve got Mary H.K. Choi, a.k.a. @choitotheworld, a.k.a. the brilliantly badass writer whose debut novel, Emergency Contact, is charming existing YA fans and converting new ones, both. P.S. We’re gearing up for sunny weather in a major way with Carla Colour’s Lind and Barton shades. These bright sunnies are 10% off with the code AFEWTHINGS.
  • Episode 132: Wake Up—It’s Time for Claire’s Morning Routine!Ready for the very fascinating rundown of how Claire gets revved up in the A.M.? You’ve come to the right place. In this ep, she makes a strong case for drinking coffee while lying down, taking a bunch o’ morning mirror selfies, and giving yourself plenty of time.
  • Episode 131: Olivia Milch on Making the Movies We All DeserveFirst things first: Claire and Erica have quick updates on the competitive alpaca scene and the conclusion of The Great HDVB Shortage of 2018. Then—even more excitingly, if you can believe it—Olivia Milch joins us to talk about her first feature film Dude, which she wrote AND directed and that’s out on Netflix now. NBD. PSA: Co-ord w/ Permanent Collection by Of a Kind’s tank and midi. Snag ‘em for 10% off with the code AFEWTHINGS.
  • Episode 130: Loads of Pro Tips from the Dynamic Interior-Design Duo of Jesse Parris-LambWhile we wait for the spring part of spring cleaning to kick in, Claire and Erica sat down to chat all things interior with fellow work wives and design gurus Amanda Jesse and Whitney Parris-Lamb, who are responsible for making Claire’s new place really feel like home. PSA: The way-chic Suede Circle Tote by Hopp is 10% off with the code AFEWTHINGS! High fives all around.
  • Episode 130: Loads of Pro Tips from the Dynamic Interior-Design Duo of Jesse Parris-LambWhile we wait for the spring part of spring cleaning to kick in, Claire and Erica sat down to chat all things interior with fellow work wives and design gurus Amanda Jesse and Whitney Parris-Lamb, who are responsible for making Claire’s new place really feel like home. PSA: The way-chic Suede Circle Tote by Hopp is 10% off with the code AFEWTHINGS! High fives all around.
  • Episode 129: Rise and Shine—It’s Erica’s Morning Routine!This week, Erica shows us how she gets up and at ‘em, and we wonder why this Alpaca Championship in her hometown of Peoria, Illinois, didn’t get as much coverage as March Madness. P.S. Definitely take a page from the alpacas and put your best face forward with Consonant’s DHE Clay Mask. Double win: It’s now 10% off with the code AFEWTHINGS.
  • Episode 128: Fact-Checking with Misinformation Expert Rex Sorgatz!Call this the conspiracy-theory ep, if you like: After we revisit the oh-so-mysterious HDVB (Häagen-Dazs Vanilla Bean) shortage, we sit down with Rex Sorgatz, authority on all things hoax-y, misinformed, and just plain false. He literally wrote the book on them—it’s called The Encyclopedia of Misinformation, and it’s as intriguing as it sounds. P.S. Something that’s definitely true: Our amazing new Permanent Collection by Of a Kind duster is now 10% off with the code AFEWTHINGS.
  • Episode 128: Fact-Checking with Misinformation Expert Rex Sorgatz!Call this the conspiracy-theory ep, if you like: After we revisit the oh-so-mysterious HDVB (Häagen-Dazs Vanilla Bean) shortage, we sit down with Rex Sorgatz, authority on all things hoax-y, misinformed, and just plain false. He literally wrote the book on them—it’s called The Encyclopedia of Misinformation, and it’s as intriguing as it sounds. P.S. Something that’s definitely true: Our amazing new Permanent Collection by Of a Kind duster is now 10% off with the code AFEWTHINGS.
  • Episode 127: Dan Frommer on How to Score All the PointsClaire and Erica talk with Dan Frommer, creator of the Points Party newsletter, about which credit cards truly give you a bang for your buck. P.S. Don’t give up on dry shampoo just yet: La Tierra Sagrada’s smells great, absorbs fast, and is 10% off with the code AFEWTHINGS.
  • Episode 126: Fake Ketchup and Real Celeb Talents on the Latest Best of 10 Things Ep!
  • Episode 125: A Very Sudsy Body Wash v. Soap RoundtableOk, it’s time for the great soap and body wash debate of 2018, and we brought in two beauty pros, Britt Aboutaleb and Claire Carusillo, to work us into a lather. P.S. Vote with your dollars! If you want! Daughter of the Land Hair and Body Shampoo Bar, Rohr Remedy Honey Myrtle Body Wash, Modern Wash Soaps, and Wary Meyers Striped Glycerin and Confetti Soaps are all 10% off with the code AFEWTHINGS.
  • Episode 124: Things You Can’t Say in 10 Things, Armie Hammer EditionOur weekly 10 Things newsletter (sign up for it here!) is dedicated to Claire and Erica’s latest finds—but every now and then, they want to talk about things that are less discoveries than obsessions. Like Palm Springs! Ever heard of it? How ‘bout Armie Hammer?? P.S. Upgrade your hostess gift game with these beautiful Areaware Totem Candles, why don’t you? They’re 10% off with the code AFEWTHINGS.
  • Episode 123: Everything You Need to Know About Cannabis CultureToday we’re looking at the world through a green lens with Verena von Pfetten, co-creator of Gossamer, a lifestyle-slash-media brand for people who also smoke weed. P.S. Because you’ll definitely want some after listening to this episode, our best-selling CBD Rub (which comes in lavender and lemongrass) is 10% off with the code AFEWTHINGS.
  • Episode 122: Listen Up: All the Books We Can’t Wait to Read and Listener Mailbag! One of the best things about doing this show is the very enthusiastic feedback we get from out listeners—and this week, Claire and Erica are responding to some particularly noteworthy messages they’ve gotten recently. We’re also chatting about all the amazing books coming out in 2018 that we can’t wait to curl up with. Let’s do this. P.S. The Outdoor Kit is filled with stuff that can make even the indoor kids among us want to hang outside. Get it for 10% with the code AFEWTHINGS.
  • Episode 121: Katonya Breaux Is So Bright, We Gotta Wear SunscreenJust because you haven’t seen the sun in weeks doesn’t mean you don’t still need SPF, and Unsun founder Katonya Breaux is here to chat all about how she made an effective one that doesn’t leave skin of any hue looking chalky. (She’s also Frank Ocean’s mom, which isn’t super-relevant except as proof that badassery runs in the family.) P.S. We think the Dimes Cedar and Neroli Candle smells like Italy in the summertime, and it’s 10% off with the code AFEWTHINGS.
  • Episode 120: Talkin’ Female Friendship with the Woman Who Wrote the (New!) Book on ItWe’re going deep on the history of shine theory with friend of the pod Kayleen Schaefer, author of the fan-freaking-tastic book Text Me When You Get Home: The Evolution and Triumph of Female Friendship. P.S. If you’re feeling warm and fuzzy about your BFF after listening to this ep, split these Merewif White Topaz BFF Necklaces with her—we’ll even give you 10% off with the code AFEWTHINGS.
  • Episode 119: The Cream (and Sad Egg) of the 10 Things CropThis week, Claire and Erica ponder an age-old issue: When the heck is the right time to re-apply lipstick? From there, they move onto...more recent finds they can’t stop talking about. Speaking of, now’s the time to sign up for our 10 Things newsletter, which brings the party to your inbox every Monday. P.S. If you’re looking for a life-changing shampoo, Virtue Labs makes it. Oh, it’s also 10% off with the code AFEWTHINGS.
  • Episode 118: We Stretch Our Yoga Knowledge with Sky Ting Founder Krissy JonesThis week’s ep is a real high-low mix that includes both an ode to Russian dressing and a very enlightening conversation with Sky Ting Yoga’s co-founder Krissy Jones. P.S. We’re taking our love of Maison Louis Marie No. 4 Bois de Balincourt Perfume Oil and rolling with it—you can get your own woodsy, obsession-worthy bottle for 10% off with the code AFEWTHINGS.
  • Episode 117: Things We Can’t Put in 10 Things But Are 🤗 About StillLess than 60 days ‘til spring, kids! In the meantime, Claire and Erica are cozying up to the simpler things in life. And by simpler things, we mean stuff you maybe, probably already know about (but that is still so great that it’s worth talking about!).  P.S. One way we’re keepin’ toasty over here is with Richer Poorer’s over-the-knee socks in black or tan, now 10% off with the code AFEWTHINGS.
  • Episode 116: Talkin' Shop With the Founder of Ban.do, the Most Fun Brand This Side of the WebIf you properly appreciate the mood-boosting power of a fun phone case, you’ve probably come across Ban.do. The pop-culture-heavy accessories line is the brainchild of Jen Gotch, and she’s just as delightful, honest, and badass as the moniker mugs she sells—just the kinda vibes you need for the first A Few Things of 2018. P.S. If winter is sucking all the dewy glow outta of your epidermis, we’ve got the fix—it’s the plumping HydrExtreme Serum by Consonant Skincare, and it’s 10% off with the
  • Episode 115: Wrapping Up 2017 on a Charitable Note—Here’s How We GiveHey-ho on this in-between week! We hope you’re listening to this with full hearts and stomachs, ideally surrounded by some of your favorite people. Something else we’re spending this late-December moment doing is thinking about end-of-year giving—a lot more on that in this episode. P.S. You know about our post-holiday sale, right? Get 30% off across the site with the code YEAROUT ‘til January 3rd!
  • Episode 114: We Share Our Love of All the Indian Food Maya Kaimal Makes With the Woman HerselfWe take kitchen business (snacking very much included) seriously around here. Which is why we’re so stoked to have founder of Maya Kaimal Fine Indian Foods in our midst gettin’ saucy. P.S. Still struggling with a last-minute gift for, say, your mother-in-law? You can’t go wrong with our Rose Set, which you can snag for 10% off with the code AFEWTHINGS.
  • Episode 113: Tune In and Tone Up—It’s Erica’s Fitness Routine!Do Chili’s fajitas and fitness go together? They do today! Claire and Erica share a major moment at a certain Southwestern chain restaurant before Erica breaks down how she manages to actually make it to workout sessions on time. Speaking of heavy lifting: the Professional Enthusiast Round 4 Weekender Bag is 10% off with the code AFEWTHINGS.
  • Episode 112: Very Chill Party Ideas and So Much More in This Week’s Best of 10 Things EpisodeThis week, Claire’s stanning for stools, and Erica’s all about knife-and-fork salads. But that’s not all! Listen for their latest faves from our legendary 10 Things newsletter (you get that, right?!). Also, get 10% off the Tinted Mineral Sunscreen with the code AFEWTHINGS.
  • Episode 111: Claire's Fitness Routine and Marathon Recap!We’re not sure if ya heard, but 50% of the hosts of this podcast rocked the NYC Marathon in November. So, how’d Claire Mazur tackle it? And why?! All her tips ahead—just keep pace.
  • Episode 110: Oh Boy, We’ve Got Joy Cho of Oh Joy!We’re talking non-endorsed energy bars and enthusiastically endorsed face masks. And then! We’re ecstatic to have on Joy Cho, O.G. blogger and creator of the very aesthetically pleasing world of Oh Joy!. It might be just what you need to get you through what promises to be a crazy week...
  • Episode 109: A Convo with the Cashmere Queen Behind Lingua Franca Um, have you seen our Professional Enthusiast Round 5 Cashmere Sweater?! We’re obsessed with it—and the woman we partnered with to bring it to life, Rachelle Hruska MacPherson of Lingua Franca. 
  • Episode 108: The Things Too Popular to Put in 10 Things—but That Are Still Worth Raving About!
  • Episode 107: Getting a Read on the Executive Director of the National Book FoundationOur latest A Few Things episode is one for the books, thanks to some pre-Halloween planning (Ash the bunny is going as a bat, thanks for asking) and an extremely badass guest, Lisa Lucas, who runs the show at the National Book Foundation.
  • Episode 106: What We Learned from Movin’ Out (and Up!)This week, we’re taking a page out of queen Cardi B’s book and makin’ moves—or, at least, recapping all the stuff we learned the hard way from our 2017 home and offices relocations.
  • Episode 105: V.I.P Author Celeste Ng on Writing a Super-Buzzy Novel
  • Episode 104: The Best and Brightest of Our Recent 10 Things Picks
  • Episode 103: Joe Holder, Trainer to the Stars (and Claire!), on All Things ExerciseSpecial and amazing guest Joe Holder, aka @ochosystem, on how why getting your head right is more important than getting your body tight.
  • Episode 102: Vacation Decisions We'd Do Over If We Could
  • Episode 101: We're Back With Someone Whose Writing and Podcasting You Should Be TrackingClaire and Erica are back with special guest Fran Tirado!
  • Episode 55: Grace Bonney and Julia Turshen on Their New Books—and Some Hostess Gifts, Too!Originally aired 9.12.2016.
  • Episode 53: Summer Sickness and Jenna Wortham’s Everything Guide to the InternetOriginally aired 8.29.2016
  • Episode 45: Talkin’ Biz with the BFF Co-Founders of Bed Bath & BeyondOriginally aired 7.5.2016.
  • Episode 15: Ooh, Baby, Baby with special guest Joanna GoddardOriginally aired on 8.16.15. We chat baby gifts and running an insanely popular lifestyle website with Cup of Jo founder Joanna Goddard.
  • Episode 100: The 100th Episode of A Few Things!
  • Episode 99: #ReadingThings with Emily Danforth, Author of The Miseducation of Cameron Post!
  • Episode 98: Food for Flying and Our Favorite Filmmaker
  • Episode 97: 10 More Things We Cannot Get Enough Of
  • Episode 96: What’s New with Alex and the Woman Behind Sweet Saba’s Oh-So-Chic Candy
  • Episode 95: All The Reasons Why We Love Who? Weekly, with Co-Hosts Lindsey Weber and Bobby Finger!
  • Episode 94: From the 10 Things Cutting Room Floor and How Olive & June's Founder Nails It Every Time
  • Episode 93: Dating Dilemmas and Cuttin’ a Rug (Literally) with Artemis Design Co.
  • Episode 92: The Latest, Greatest, Tastiest 10 Things!
  • Episode 91: #ReadingThings You’ve All Been Waiting For, Saint Mazie with Jami Attenberg!
  • Episode 90: The Latest in Living Single with Alex and an Expert on What’s Shakin’ in Indian Dance
  • Episode 89: Stuff to Do Outside Your House in NYC, and TV to Watch Inside Your House Anywhere
  • Episode 87: How to Send a Cold Email and Become a Design-World Hotshot, with Elizabeth Spiridakis Olson!
  • Episode 87: Teddy Bears, Dolls, and Author (and Bookstore Owner) Emma Straub, Oh My!
  • Episode 86: Why We Should All Go to Austin—and Listen to Tamar Adler's Kitchen Tips
  • Episode 85: These Are a Few of Our Favorite 10 Things—and the Woman Behind the Best Bubbly
  • Episode 84: We’re #ReadingThings (Again) and Talking to the Designer Behind Some of Our Dreamiest Dresses
  • Episode 83: Podcasts We Can’t Quit and Our First Roundtable—on Denim, Duh
  • Episode 82: An Education in Making Costume Jewelry and Running Your Own Gallery
  • Episode 81: Some of the Greatest Recent 10 Things and How to Save Your Skin with Rachel Winard of Soapwalla
  • Episode 80: Things We're Opting out of—and Why Bar Method Is SO Not One of Those ThingsClaire and Erica dive into their can’t-be-bothered lists—because the power of a positive no is real. One thing that’s not exactly easy but is definitely worth doing: working out at Bar Method Brooklyn—and studio owner Katie Muehlenkamp is here to tell us all about it. If her chat sesh makes you want to see what all the fuss is about, sign up for our PE Class: Bar Method Brooklyn to do weird glute exercises with Claire and Erica on 3/26—your ticket includes our brand-new Professional Enthusiast Rou
  • Episode 79: Attempting Healthy Bodies and Healthy Bank AccountsWe’ve got a major VIP guest alert on this week’s show—our teen (and, clearly, adult) idol SuChin Pak joins to talk about her very thoughtful personal finance podcast Open Account. In case you’ve been thinking about kicking booze or caffeine (or gluten or sugar or dairy…) for a bit, Claire and Erica are also recapping their early 2017 adventures in doing without.
  • Episode 78: The Latest #ReadingThings and What It Takes to Do Winter RightIt was 65 degrees in NYC when recorded this podcast, but that’s not stopping Claire and Erica talking about their renewed love of winter sports. They’re also discussing our latest #ReadingThings pick, Mr. Fox by Helen Oyeyemi.
  • Episode 77: Productivity Tips—and Why Jane Mount Wants to Paint Your Ideal BookshelfOn today’s episode of #AFewThings, Claire and Erica talk about the tricks that help them tackle those never-ending to-do lists without (completely) losing their minds. And! Jane Mount talks about the fascinating world of painting dream reading lists for Ideal Bookshelf.
  • Episode 76: How We Consume the News and What Goes Into Making Outstanding InnerwearUgggh, the news RN. How, when, and where are you consuming it? That’s an ongoing conversation Claire and Erica are talking out how they’re attempting to stay informed...and also sane here. Then Iva Pawling schools us on innerwear (see: her snuggly line Richer Poorer) and fitnessing socks (her second label, Pointe Studio), solving problems we never knew how to articulate.
  • Episode 75: Essential Cookbooks and the Guy Drawing Every Person in New YorkAre ya maybe wavering in your no-takeout resolution? Claire and Erica are here to help, with a roundup of their favorite cookbooks and the best recipes therein. As a counterpoint, dynamo illustrator Jason Polan shares his love Taco Bell and talks about his book, Every Person in New York.
  • Episode 74: Married Life and BTS of a Broadway Hit!Claire and Erica heard your calls for dating and relationship advice, and they’re delivering on the half of that equation they feel qualified to speak to to some extent, i.e. being married. And! We have Dave Malloy, creator of the Broadway smash Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812.
  • Episode 73: The Best of 10 Things and Children’s Book FavesClaire and Erica are going deep on six amazing picks that are going to make your life so, so much funnier, easier, and more delicious. And! They’re also taking a lil’ literary tour down memory lane, care of their favorite kids’ books.
  • Episode 72: The Latest Round of #Reading Things—Novella Edition!
  • Episode 71: Self-Care and a Crash Course in Romance NovelsWhat better way to kick off 2017 than with Claire and Erica’s hard-won advice for taking care of yourself? And on that note, treat yourself to something steamy, care Bea Koch, owner of the romance-only bookstore The Ripped Bodice (and former Of a Kind intern!).
  • Episode 70: Good Jeans and a Card Expert on How to Nail Empathy in 2017To celebrate the arrival of a fresh, brand-spanking-new year, we’re tackling two tricky topics: shopping for denim and what to do when someone you love gets terrible news.
  • Episode 69: Professional Enthusiasm and the Costs of Creating Fine JewelryOur last episode of the year! Claire and Erica tell the story behind our new #PEbyOfakind sweatshirts, and quiz fine jewelry designer Anna Sheffield on the cost of gold.
  • Episode 68: Power Packing and Your Year-End Celeb Gossip RecapAmanda Dobbins, deputy editor of culture at The Ringer and co-host of the Jam Session podcast, stopped by with a primer on which gossip sources are worth shelling out cash for at the newsstand. And on a related note: Claire and Erica tackle packing—including dos, don’ts, and the emotional baggage we bring to our luggage.
  • Episode 67: Booze News You Can Use and the Magic of MinneapolisPunch correspondent Megan Krigbaum swung by to spill on the wines worth buying by the case and where in the world to go drinking. Plus, Minneapolis experts Claire and Erica share their guide to the city’s gems.
  • Episode 66: What it Costs to Make Home Goods and a New Installment of Claire and Erica’s Beauty News
  • Episode 65: The Fifth Edition of #ReadingThings is Here—We’re Talking A Tale for the Time Being with author Ruth Ozeki!Today we’re rounding up our #ReadingThings coven to discuss our latest pick, Ruth Ozeki’s sprawling, feels-inducing A Tale for The Time Being.
  • Episode 64: Talking the Permanent Collection Talk
  • Episode 63: Meditation Tips and a Q&A with Two Non-Cheesy Greeting-Card DesignersAfter diving into our deep thoughts on making meditation part of your daily life (with a bonus Lil Wayne update), we get on the horn with the genius duo behind the that’s-actually-what-I-was-trying-to-say greeting card line People I’ve Loved.
  • Episode 62: A Halloween Super Special, featuring Stellar Popcorn Tips and Political Dress-Up Wisdom from Veep’s Costume DesignerTrick-or-treat yo’ self to this very timely episode, packed with kernels of advice about our favorite snack and allll kinds of intel from Veep wardrobe maven Kathleen Felix-Hager.
  • Episode 61: Our Favorite Fitnessing Gear—and How to Get Your Hair in Shape, with Claire’s Stylist Chris LospaluttoWe break down the work-out stuff that works for us, and then—by popular demand!—we grill Claire’s curly-hair whisperer Chris Lospalutto on how to cut it as a New York stylist and what products he sweats.
  • Episode 60: What to Read (and How to Read It)—with The New Better Off author Courtney MartinHow to get the most out of your Kindle, and how to get the most out of your life, care of The New Better Off author Courtney Martin!
  • Episode 59: Perfect Pasta and All-Natural Beauty Secrets—with Celeb Makeup Artist Gloria NotoThis week, we’re talking red sauces for your dinner and for your face! First up, we noodle on our favorite plates of pasta. Then Gloria Noto, the mastermind behind our favorite new lip and cheek tint, tells us how some soul-searching led to her own all-natural line of beauty products.
  • Episode 58: #ReadingThings, Round Four: Silver Sparrow with author Tayari Jones#ReadingThings, Round Four: Silver Sparrow with author Tayari Jones
  • Episode 57: How to Vacation!Get in here—we’re going deep on vacationing, devoting the entire episode to Claire and Erica’s advice for unplugging.
  • Episode 56: Listener, I Googled It and the Fine Art of Time-ManagementWhat’s up this week? Well, friends, let’s check our search history and then sit down with Theresa Drapkin, who paints a picture of how she makes time for her pastel practice while balancing a day job and managing a wine shop with her husband.
  • Episode 55: Grace Bonney and Julia Turshen on Their New Books—and Some Hostess Gifts, Too!Are we so excited to talk to Grace Bonney and Julia Turshen, two creative powerhouses who happen to be married...and also happen to have mind-blowing books coming out this fall. We’ll get into all of that just as soon as we share our thoughts about top-notch hostess gifts.
  • Episode 54: School Supplies and All the Best Beauty NewsThis week, we’re welcoming the real start of the year, September, with an ode to our favorite school (or fine, office) supplies. Then, speaking of tools of the trade, we asked writer and beauty-world authority Kayleen Schaefer to tell us what trends we need to be aware of.
  • Episode 53: Summer Sickness and and Jenna Wortham’s Everything Guide to the InternetWarm-weather colds—they’re a thing! Then we turn the mic over to New York Times Magazine columnist Jenna Wortham, who stops by to talk social media, gifts from Beyoncé, and her zillion cool projects
  • Episode 52: Shoe Care and an Expert Guide to Fun-RunningThis week, we’re jumping feet-first into fixing up our shoes—then superstar running coach and ultra-marathonerJes Woods tells us how to get the most mileage outta our pavement-pounding routines.
  • Episode 51: The Third Round of #ReadingThings!#ReadingThings, Foreign Affairs edition.
  • Episode 50: Listener, I Googled It and the HBIC Behind Cherry BombeThe first installment of something we’re calling “Listener, I Googled It.” Then! Cherry Bombe co-founder Kerry Diamond on launching a media company.
  • Episode 49: L.A. Picks and Costuming The Get Down!First up, Claire and Erica’s guide to the best of Westside L.A. Then costume designer Jeriana San Juan tells us alllll about her crazy dream gig working on The Get Down—the show everybody’s going to be talking about the moment it debuts on Netflix on August 12th!
  • Episode 48: Stylish Pajamas and How to Be a Teenage GirlDon’t sleep on our latest episode—we chat about why pajamas matter, and then we talk #TEENS with Casey Lewis and Liza Darwin, co-founders of Clover Letter.
  • Episode 47: Personal To-Dos and What You Need to Know About Book PublishingToday we’re sharing the tools that help us tackle our own to-do lists. Then author and editor Rakesh Satyal stops by to break down the big, bad world of book publishing.
  • Episode 46: Registry Recs and Clay Makin’What to put on your wedding gift wishlist, and potter Isabel Halley's guide to starting ceramics.
  • Episode 45: Talkin’ Biz with the BFF Co-Founders of Bed Bath & BeyondWisdom from original "bestiepreneurs" Warren Eisenberg and Leonard Feinstein.
  • Episode 44: Our Spring Must-Reads and An Expert Guide to Must-Try Hippie TrendsIt's the season two finale of A Few Things! We've rounded up six book picks to keep you busy until we're back, and Alisa Gould-Simon de-mystifes the hippie health trends you should actually care about.
  • Episode 43: Snoozin' News & The Recipe for Killer CookbooksFirst up, it’s the sleeping discussion you’ve been dreaming of—with bonus pillow recs! Then, celebrity chef cookbook co-author JJ Goode stops by to spill all the behind-the-scenes beans on how those books get written.
  • Episode 42: "The Second #ReadingThings Book Club Meeting is Now In Session! "We’re talking all about The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing—because #ReadingThings book club, round two. And guess who was kind enough (way, way too kind, TBH) to join us? The author Mira Jacob herself.
  • Episode 41: Listen Up: Off-the-Rack Wedding Dresses and Taking Off Hair...with Lasers!Today we’re sharing our tips for hunting down non-traditional wedding gowns (or as we like to call them: white dresses), and answering all your burning (har) questions about laser hair removal.
  • Episode 40: Heachache Prevention and Headache-Free PartiesIn part one of the show Claire and Erica are rounding up their tips for coping with migraines—which is the perfect tie-in to this week's guest, cool-girl cook Gaby Dalkin of What's Gaby Cooking. She's sharing her tips for no-stress entertaining (including a guide to the best of Trader Joe's).
  • Episode 39: Dairy Queen and DIY SkincareIn honor of these unseasonably summer-like temps, Claire and Erica share an ode to their favorite frozen treats. Then, S.W. Basics founder Adina Grigore gives a crash course in raiding your cupboard in the name of DIY skincare.
  • Episode 38: Bunny Ears and Election YearsThis week’s episode features bunnies, donkeys, and elephants (well, sort of). First up, Claire asks Erica all your burning q’s about having a bunny as a pet.Then, Elle political correspondent Mattie Kahn stops by to give for a recap of Super Tuesday, and explains once and for all what a superdelegate is. “We’re in a contentious race, guys. Its’ fun.” [23:00] – Mattie Kahn  
  • Episode 37: Spinning Yarns: Knitting and Talking 100% Natural Cotton Tampons with the founders of LolaFirst, knitting converts Claire and Erica discuss how to get looped into the hobby as a beginner, and what tools and materials they’re loving right now. Then Jordana Kier and Alexandra Friedman, founders of Lola tampons, discuss why feminine hygiene is such a hot topic right now.  
  • Episode 36: The Inaugural Meeting of the #ReadingThings Book ClubBust out the wine, cheese, and paperbacks (but don’t even bother with the “I didn’t have time to do the reading” excuses): the Reading Things book club is in session. Claire and Erica discuss this month’s book, Euphoria by Lily King, which includes a fictional casting of the movie version. “The energy around it changes completely when the words become a commodity.” [24:00] – Claire Mazur  
  • Episode 35: Claire’s Beauty RoutineIn part two of our beauty routine series, Claire shares the tips and tools she uses for a natural glow—like the lip color that gives her MYBB (my lips but better) vibes.
  • Episode 34: Erica’s Beauty RoutineIn part one of our beauty routine series, Erica breaks down her daily self-care schedule and the products that make it possible (including the magical aluminum-free deodorant that kinda changed her life).
  • Episode 33: Upstate Greats and the Greatest Breakups of All TimeFirst, Claire and Erica are bringing you their top spots in the Catskills and Hudson Valley. And since V-Day is around the corner, we sat down with Jennifer Wright to talk about her book, filled with the most epic, juicy breakups throughout history—and trust us, these are not your typical Cherry Garcia-fueled sobfests.
  • Episode 32: Underpants and Winter Plants!First up Claire are Erica are sharing their top-shelf drawers, and then Fox Fodder Farm florist Taylor Patterson tells us whether or not there’s such a thing as seasonal East Coast flowers right now, and drops a final verdict on carnations.
  • Episode 31: Edible Essentials and Small Space SolutionsFirst up, Claire and Erica are sharing the powerhouse pantry items that keep them cooking, even in the bleakest produce months (i.e. right now). Then Erin Boyle from Reading My Tea Leaves shares small-space solutions from her new book, Simple Matters (a topic that matters to us greatly). “If you have tons of stuff and none of it is terribly meaningful or maybe you’re overwhelmed by it, it’s easier to bring another thing into it.” [25:49] –Erin Boyle on A Few Things  
  • Episode 30: That’s Tight: How to Keep Your Legs Warm This Winter—and What It Really Takes to Build a Successful Jewelry BusinessFirst things first: The tights we swear by for having toasty toes (and knees!) as the temperatures finally fall. Then, Lizzie and Kathryn Fortunato, the stylish sibs behind one our all-time favorite lines, talk how to scale a business with special attention paid to the craziest shenanigans they’ve gotten into along the way.
  • Episode 29: Stuff We Eat Up: Edible Gifts and Woman-Made MusicWe’re talking snacks you can ship, from a box o’ perfectly ripe peaches to a pile of Russ and Daughters’ lox. Then! NYT music critic Jon Caramanica stops by to say “HELLO” and to talk Adele, Taylor, Nicki, and all of the other hitmaking women we care about.
  • Episode 28: SparkNotes for Celebrity Pseudo-Advice Books and an Expert Guide to Writing on the InterwebzClaire and Erica do your homework for you and share their favorite pieces of advice from bad bitches-turned-authors like Shonda Rhimes and Sheryl Sandberg. Then our girl Molly McAleer talks us through the short-ish history of writing on the internet. Claire and Erica do your homework for you and share their favorite pieces of advice from bad bitches-turned-authors like Shonda Rhimes and Sheryl Sandberg. Then our girl Molly McAleer talks us through the short-ish history of writing on the internet. “Writin
  • Episode 27: True-Blue Travel AppsClaire and Erica share their favorite digital tools to help you tap your way past holiday travel stress (whether that’s finding decent airport snacks via GateGuru or making sure you don’t forget your toothbrush with PackPoint).
  • Episode 26: Makeover Edition: Home Hacks and Expert Makeup Tips for Giving Great FaceFirst, we’re breaking down the simple, design-y home hacks to get your stuff off your floor, forever. In the second half of the show, Stowaway cosmetic founders Chelsa Crowley and Julie Fredrickson help us brush up on on our no-makeup makeup look and share colorful stories about getting a new makeup line off the ground. “Treat your skin great because it’s your canvas!” –Chelsa Crowley on A Few Things  
  • Episode 25: D.I.Y. Books You Might Actually Use and the Shows Genuinely Worth Your Teevee TimeClaire and Erica talk D.I.Y. books worth buying, with projects that don’t require you to navigate all the aisles of Home Depot. Then! Entertainment Weekly editor Danielle Nussbaum acts as our personal T.V. guide\u2014providing all kinds of programming to get you through the freezing-cold weekends (and long family hangs) ahead.  
  • Episode 24: Burn After Reading: Our Go-To Candles and Writing Tips From Literary Superstar Sloane CrosleyClaire and Erica share some candles that smell real, real good…and dive into the world of flameless ones. Next up: The Clasp author Sloane Crosley gets into her daily writing routine and addresses how to tell your pal that your novel’s main character mayyyyy have been based on her. “My joke with friends is the worst thing you can say to somebody is: ‘You would.'” [22:40] “I think that the rewards of fiction are greater… it is really hard to write a novel, even when it’s going well, even w
  • Episode 23: Whey is Bae, and Wine is Fine: A Course in Advanced Cheese Consumption and Entry-Level Wine BuyingClaire and Erica tackle a topic near and dear to our hearts (er, arteries): cheese! From forecasting the current cottage cheese craze to exploring the glory of processed stuff like Provel, it’s solid gold for curd nerds. Then, Michael Drapkin, owner of Kingston Wine Co. (and creator of the best wine subscription ever) gives us tips on buying wine by the case and whites to drink in the winter. “Orange wine is absolutely something more and more folks are coming in to my store and inquiring about.” [35:
  • Episode 22: Helping You Feel Healthy with Some Good-For-You Snacks and (not even painful!) Personal Finance AdviceThis week, Claire and Erica talk about their hanger-management snack tactics (popcorn is the headliner) and get tips from writer and former Billfold editor Meaghan O’Connell how to feel a hell of a lot better every time you look at your bank account balance.
  • Episode 21: This Is How We Do It: Online Tools and Tricks You Need To Do Business Like a BossHow should you deal with email and project-management nonsense? Claire and Erica share the business tools and tricks they use to keep Of a Kind running like Usain Bolt (including why they “use and abuse'” CC). “Those are my two big tips: CC everybody and use the search tool!” [21:30] “Dropbox is a magical tool and i have no idea how people started small businesses before this – it’s exactly the equivalent as having a shared server.” [22:15] –Claire and Erica on A Few Things  
  • Episode 20: Unfussy Flowers and How One Designer is Making the Most of Made-in-AmericaFirst up: how to bring fresh flowers into your life without breaking the bank or experiencing prom carnation corsage flashbacks. Then, Of a Kind pattern and textile designer Caroline Z Hurley shares the story behind breathing life back into the textile industry in New Bedford, Massachusetts, where she produces her bangin’ block prints. “I had gone to India to research how to produce through that sort of factory way… and I realized quickly that it just wasn’t the story that I wanted to tell. I want
  • Episode 19: Cleaning Products We Can’t Live without and Aminatou Sow’s Guide to Using the Word “Girls.”Claire and Erica share their DIY cleaning solutions and favorite products (including one surprisingly stylish vacuum). In the second half of the show, internet queen and all-around badass Aminatou Sow (half of another bff podcast duo over at Call Your Girlfriend) guides us through proper use of the word “girls.” “The world girl is a really cheeky nod to solidarity. We know we’re women.” [19:00]  
  • Episode 18: Cassie Marketos of Dollar a DayTune in for this week’s A Few Things as Claire and Erica open the show with a thorough discussion on their favorite fitness apps (and more) that motivate and inspire to get up and move!  After the break, the hosts welcome Cassie Marketos to the studio talking how she spends her days at Dollar a Day, a project that simplifies how to discover and support nonprofits that do great work.  As the group relays, it can be difficult to find worthy organizations to support and with many of us being busier than ev
  • Episode 17: Dinner Party Tricks & Dental HygieneA Few Things with Claire and Erica is back for a new radio season! Chatting up dinner party tricks, the duo dishes out their go to dishes and thoughts on all things hospitality. Should guests help with dinner prep? Are disposable plates adequate? And what about dessert? After the break, Claire and Erica navigate their favorite dental hygiene related tips and products. From flossing to oil pulling to superior mouthwash, tune in for a toothsome show! This program was brought to you by the Tabard Inn. “You
  • Episode 16: Partners in CrimeClaire and Erica have big news on this week’s A Few Things! Thinking about pursuing a business venture with a friend? Sharing their experience, the duo discuss the inner workings of their business savvy and rehash the trials and tribulations while building Of a Kind. Between distinguishing business partner roles, agreeing on rules to abide by, being honest with one another, and learning to resolve arguments, listen how Claire and Erica have managed it all thus far! This program was brought to you by The I
  • Episode 15: Joanna Goddard, Cup of JoHaving trouble picking out the perfect baby gift? Never fear! Leave it to Claire and Erica to suggest some unique ideas on this week’s episode of A Few Things with Claire and Erica. From the Black on White book series to massages to wearables from Storq, there are plenty of great options out there for both mom and baby! After the break, Joanna Goddard, founder of the popular blog Cup of Jo, joins the show sharing the beginnings of the blog and how her vast audience has grown with her throughout the years.
  • Episode 14: Best Business BooksTune in for a bite-sized episode of A Few Things with Claire and Erica, as the hosts discuss business books. Initially doubtful of the book genre, Claire and Erica relay that between moms’ and mentors’ recommendations, some books are particularly worth the read. This program was brought to you by Edwards VA Ham. “Turns out there’s some really good business books out there and we have a couple that we swear by… Some that we legit revisit!” [1:56] —Claire and Erica on “A Few Things”
  • Episode 13: Amanda Hesser of Food52Do you find yourself holding on to books, CDs, and DVDs that cause chaotic clutter? This week on A Few Things with Claire and Erica, the hosts kick off the show discussing efficient ways to sell or donate these items (and more!) plus thoughts on the clothing consignment process. After the break, Co-Founder of Food52 and author Amanda Hesser joins the conversation. Talking the evolution of the website and how it has turned into a community full of food newbies to great recipes to necessary techniques, Amanda
  • Episode 12: Tidy TovaThis week on A Few Things with Claire and Erica, hosts Claire Mazur and Erica Cerulo hit the ground running talking about the importance of a good pair of flats to wear while running around the city. Superior to traditional heels in many ways, the ladies relay that flats (espadrilles and sneakers too!) have stylishly evolved and aren’t shy about shouting out their favorite brands! After all that, the hosts welcome professional organizer Tova Weinstock, aka Tidy Tova, to the show chatting about adopting an
  • Episode 11: Maris KreizmanThis week on A Few Things with Claire and Erica, Claire Mazur and Erica Cerulo are chatting up a frequent and furry problem for many – hair removal! Whether it be waxing, threading, shaving, lasering, plucking or going au naturel, there are so many ways to skin a cat that the ladies dedicate the first segment to this quandary plus additional thoughts on shaving creams how often to change a razor blade. Maris Kreizman then joins the show who is the creator of Slaughterhouse 90210, a popular blog and book d
  • Episode 10: Made in AmericaThis week on A Few Things with Claire and Erica Claire Mazur and Erica Cerulo hit a wide range of important topics, they start off the show talking about various sunscreen product recommendations. Sunscreen is incredibly important during these summer months because it helps protect your skin from the UV rays that cause skin cancer. But what products should you use if you’re allergic to it? After that, they talk about Sherpaa, a website that addresses your medical concerns immediately so you don’t have t
  • Episode 9: Traveling and DrinkingHow do you travel efficiently? Is it worth cutting drinking going dry for a month? Are white wine spritzers embarrassing? Is port just for old people? You can find the answers to these questions and more this week on A Few Things with Claire and Erica. Tune in for some really excellent drinking and non-drinking ideas, vacation tips and plenty more. This program was brought to you by Bonnie Plants. “You’ll never have a white wine spritzer hangover. Everybody go out and try one tonight!” [24:00] “Car
  • Episode 8: Breakfast hacks, clothing care, and your 30s vs. your 20s with Marisa Meltzer!This week on A Few Things with Claire and Erica, Erica Cerulo and Claire Mazur are joined by Marisa Meltzer for a conversation on breakfast hacks, clothing care, and your 30s vs. your 20s! This program was brought to you by Whole Foods Market. “I love fashion, I like to think of myself as somebody who follows styles but I don’t think of myself who adopts trends. I have a specific sense of what looks good on me, what I like, what I like on other people, etc.” [24:00] –Marisa Meltzer on A Few Things
  • Episode 7: Summer Depression, Wedding Gifts, and YA Novels?This week on A Few Things with Claire and Erica, our hosts Erica Cerulo and Claire Mazur are joined by Ruthie Baron, Young Adult book author and editor at Oprah.com! First, they have a discussion about Summer Seasonal Affective Disorder and then jump into a full blown discussion on Young Adult novels! Adults shouldn’t be ashamed of reading these books and they most certainly shouldn’t be written off. This program was brought EscapeMaker.com. “The things teenage girls love and that’s so unfair bec
  • Episode 6: Linen Bedding, Wireless Bras and Storq Maternity ClothingLinen bedding is having a moment, bras without underwires are becoming more available and maternity clothing isn’t just for women under 30! Join us for another trend-spotting episode of A Few Things with Claire and Erica. Hosts Claire Mazur and Erica Cerulo are joined by Courtney Klein of Storq, a line of luxuriously soft maternity basics and chic beauty essentials. This program was brought to you by Whole Foods Market. “Women are having babies now older than ever. when you’re over 30 you’re at a d
  • Episode 5: Washi Tape, Canned Foods, and AnxietyWashi Tape, Marcella Hazan’s Tomato Sauce, Luxardo Cherries.. these are a few things Claire Mazur and Erica Cerullo are obsessed with and talking about on this week’s episode of A Few Things with Claire and Erica. They also have an insightful and open conversation about anxiety and depression. Find out how exercise and cooking at home can help alleviate dark feelings and, obviously, keep you healthy! This program was brought to you by EscapeMaker. “There are not enough Japanese imports in this countr
  • Episode 4: Wellness Expert, Jessa BladesThis week on A Few Things With Claire and Erica our fearless hosts start off with a conversation on coping with loss. What cards would we actually want to receive in a time of loss? What’s appropriate messaging? After the break, Claire and Erica are joined over the phone by wellness expert Jessa Blades for a conversation about oils and their various uses and levels of importance. This program was brought to you by Whole Foods Market. “There are all different levels of things you can use…if you can g
  • Episode 3: Lindsey GreenThis week on A Few Things with Claire and Erica, Claire Mazur and Erica Cerulo first cover a bevy of topical items – including workers rights at nail salons and, appropriately, manicures and cuticle health. Later in the show, they are joined by friend, PR maven, gymnastics enthusiast, Cold Case obsessive and all around amazing gal Lindsey Green. She explains her viral Mad Men theory and plays a very fun game of LG Loves/Hates. Tune in for information, laughs and lively conversation! This program was broug
  • Episode 2: Jamie BeckOn the second installment of A Few Things with Claire and Erica, the ladies start the show with some solid information on Promposals (that’s right _Prom_posals) amongst other things. They are later joined by world-class photographer, co-creator of the Cinemagraph and all around awesome personality Jamie Beck, who tells listeners why they should love Snapchat and how to do a better job on Instagram! This program was brought to you by EscapeMaker.com. “I love to take pictures – it’s what makes me mos
  • Episode 1: Debut Episode with Lauren ShermanWelcome to the debut of A Few Things with Claire and Erica!. Hosts Claire Mazur and Erica Cerulo, co-founders of Of a Kind, expand upon the theme of their highly popular “10 Things” newsletter, introducing new discoveries that they’re eager to share with their audience. Each episode drills down into the nitty-gritty of 2-4 “things” from that week’s newsletter, ranging in topic from food to beauty to technology and beyond. The show also regularly features guests who relate in some capacity to one

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