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PRETTYSMART is a love letter to women with something to say: those with bold thoughts and inquisitive minds. In thought-provoking conversations with some of today’s most dynamic voices – from entrepreneurs and authors to politicians and celebrities – journalist Danielle Robay digs into the hearts, souls, and stories of people who put a new spin on Pretty. Each week, they tackle a new idea, and hold up a mirror to our culture, asking questions about what works for us and what we can work to change. No topic is off limits – come as you are and join Danielle every Thursday to feel pretty inspired, pretty seen, and best of all: Pretty Smart.

Episode Date
Do We Love or Hate The Internet? with Taylor Lorenz (Washington Post + Extremely Online)
Sep 28, 2023
Unleashing The Light Within You: with Elaine Welteroth
Sep 21, 2023
Searching for Work-Life Balance: with Physical Therapist Winnielyn Bautista (Special Drop!)
Sep 15, 2023
Unpacking the "Slut" Narratives of Britney, Monica, Paris, Pamela & Others with Jessica Bennett (NYT)
Sep 14, 2023
Think Rich, Act Rich, and Become Rich with Your Rich BFF, Vivian Tu
Aug 31, 2023
The Audacity to Stand Out + Stand-Up: with Amanda Seales
Aug 24, 2023
Profit From Your Passion: with Nancy Twine (Founder of Briogeo)
Aug 17, 2023
Women’s Health Disparities + How to Advocate for Yourself: with Hitha Palepu
Aug 10, 2023
Memes, Mother and Dissecting Pop Culture with Evan Ross Katz
Aug 03, 2023
How AI Will Ignite a New Era with Sinead Bovell
Jul 27, 2023
Making a Scene with Constance Wu
Jul 21, 2023
VIVA: The Erotic Magazine That Helped Shape Feminism: with Jennifer Romolini
Jul 20, 2023
Good Shoes Take You Places: with Jimmy Choo’s Global Director of Entertainment Sara Riff
Jul 13, 2023
Chasing Sleep: Improve the Quality of Your Life (Special Drop!)
Jun 30, 2023
The Most Important Relationship is With Yourself: with ALOK
Jun 29, 2023
How Our Relationships with Our Fathers Impact Us: with Craig Melvin
Jun 22, 2023
The Profound Impact of Teenage Girls Who Sparked America's Social Movements: with Mattie Kahn
Jun 15, 2023
Do Pop Stars Define Feminism? with Audra Heinrichs
Jun 08, 2023
How to Have Great Sex! With Vanessa + Xander Marin
Jun 01, 2023
How to Recognize Opportunities In Unexpected Places: with Aurora James (Wildflower)
May 25, 2023
Kelly Rowland + Jessica McKay: Modern Motherhood + Why Girl Groups Are Necessary
May 18, 2023
Why Unpaid Labor Hurts More Than Just Mothers: with author Angela Garbes
May 11, 2023
15 Questions to Ask a Friend Going Through a Hard Time: with LaurelBox Founders Johanna + Denise
May 04, 2023
The Glam Gap + The Price of Admission in White America: with Token Black Girl Author Danielle Prescod
Apr 27, 2023
Attach Your Style to Your Story: with Celebrity Stylist Karla Welch
Apr 20, 2023
What Happens When Women Forget Themselves: with Steph Jagger, Writer and Life Coach
Apr 13, 2023
You Only Lose If You Quit: with Afro Unicorn Founder April Showers
Apr 06, 2023
How to Stop Overthinking and Start Trusting Your Gut: with Psychic Medium Rebecca Rosen
Mar 30, 2023
Spreading Kindness One Bracelet at a Time: with Little Words Project Founder Adriana Carrig
Mar 23, 2023
Do Men and Women Cheat For The Same Reasons: with Author Jo Piazza
Mar 16, 2023
What Happens “When Women Lead”: with CNBC's Julia Boorstin
Mar 02, 2023
How To Go All-In on Your Dreams: with Shark Tank's Matt Higgins
Feb 23, 2023
Heartbreak: Unpacking The Pain + Learning From It: with Tefi Pessoa
Feb 16, 2023
A Masterclass in Networking— How Being Radically Generous Pays Off: with PR Expert Rachel Rischall
Feb 09, 2023
The Likeability Trap: with Alicia Menendez (Journalist)
Feb 02, 2023
Wordslut: Sexist Language + How it Shapes Us: with Linguist Amanda Montell
Jan 26, 2023
How to Build a Women’s Media Empire: with Betches founder Sami Sage
Jan 19, 2023
No One is Going To Save You (and Other Life Lessons): with Nicco Annan
Jan 12, 2023
How to Land Your Dream Job: with Cosmopolitan Editor in Chief Jessica Giles
Jan 05, 2023
You Are a Lucky Person (Meditation for the New Year): with Mimi Bouchard
Dec 29, 2022
Combating the Loneliness Epidemic: with Julie Schechter
Dec 22, 2022
The Brain/Gut/Vagina Connection: with Lo Bosworth (Founder, Love Wellness)
Dec 15, 2022
Humor is a Super Power: with Comedian Atsuko Okatsuka
Dec 08, 2022
Plan a Better Wedding (or Party): with Marcy Blum & Jess Levin Conroy (Carats + Cake)
Dec 01, 2022
The Kardashians Impact: Good or Bad? with Cultural Critic Kimberly Nicole Foster
Nov 24, 2022
The Culpo Sisters: with Olivia, Aurora, Sophia Culpo
Nov 17, 2022
A New Era in Fashion: with Sami Miro (SM Vintage, Sustainable Fashion)
Nov 10, 2022
Stop Blocking Miracles + Manifest The Life You Want: with Gabrielle Bernstein
Nov 03, 2022
Hooters, Humor + Hollywood Miracles with Fortune Feimster
Oct 27, 2022
Find The Courage to Choose Yourself: with Life Coach Nazanin Mandi
Oct 20, 2022
Charge it To The Game: with Jemele Hill
Oct 13, 2022
When Your Life Changes Forever: with NYT Best Selling Author Tembi Locke (Netflix from Scratch)
Oct 06, 2022
Getting Right With Yourself Leads to Success: with Actor + Director Katie Lowes (Scandal)
Sep 29, 2022
The Glory is in Your Story: with writer + comedian Chelsea Devantez
Sep 22, 2022
How Death Helps Us Lead a More Meaningful Life: with Rabbi Steve Leder
Sep 15, 2022
What is The Secret To Happiness?: with UCLA Professor Cassie Mogilner Holmes
Sep 08, 2022
Creating The Life You Want: with Caroline Stanbury (Real Housewives Reality Star, Podcast Host)
Sep 01, 2022
Embracing Self Love At Every Size with Sarah Nicole Landry (The Birds Papaya)
Aug 18, 2022
Gettin ‘Jiggy' with It: The Puzzles Business + Supporting Female Artists: with Founder Kaylin Marcotte
Aug 11, 2022
Pulling Back The Hollywood Curtain: with Actress + Activist Emmanuelle Chriqui
Aug 04, 2022
Think Like a Champion: with Dr. Mondo, Therapist + Mental Strength Coach
Jul 21, 2022
Learn the Skill of Failure: with Rachel Simmons, Bestselling Author + Executive Coach
Jul 14, 2022
Choosing Hope When Things Feel Hopeless: with Actress Thando Dlomo
Jul 07, 2022
Do You Believe In Your Own Power? with Sam Abrahart, Founder of The Mayfair Group
Jun 30, 2022
Change Your Food Attitude, Change Your Life: with Intuitive Eating Nutritionist Brooke Glazer
Jun 23, 2022
Smarter in Seconds: with Blair Imani
Jun 16, 2022
How To Strengthen Your Own Intuition + Why Manifesting isn’t the End Goal with: Psychic Medium Carissa Schumacher
Jun 09, 2022
Whitney Port: Sticking With It When Things Get Tough + The Biggest Misconceptions From Her Time on Reality TV
May 26, 2022
How to Negotiate For More Money at Work + 3 Steps To Build Wealth (Spoiler: Not With Crypto) with Financial Expert Tori Dunlap
May 19, 2022
You’re Not Falling Behind. Loving The Life You Have While Building a Life You Love with Author of Radically Content: Jamie Varon
May 12, 2022
Understanding Anxiety: Symptoms and Tips to Overcome It with Psychiatrist Dr. Ellen Vora
May 05, 2022
Positivity is A Muscle + Why It's Crucial to Your Business: with Jo Davenport, Founder of LaPorte
Apr 28, 2022
War: How We Buy + Sell It and The Impact on Women + Children: with Dr. Samantha Nutt, Founder of War Child
Apr 14, 2022
Going Viral in a Pandemic + Why It’s Not Too Late to be Big on Social Media with Pinky Patel,  Dom Roberts, Corporate Natalie
Apr 07, 2022
How To Love Your Career: with Fran Hauser
Mar 31, 2022
How to Build a Better Business - Together with Dagne Dover Founders Jessy Dover, Deepa Gandhi and Melissa Mash
Mar 24, 2022
Stacy London: Why It’s Not Too Early To Talk About Menopause + Other Life Lessons Like Going Broke, Getting Fired, and Finding Your Self Worth
Mar 17, 2022
What It’s Actually Like To Work As A Female Porn Star + What We Can Learn From It: with Candace Horbacz (Eva Lovia)
Mar 10, 2022
The Lie Women Have Been Sold: with Reshma Saujani
Mar 03, 2022
How to Unleash the Magic and Authenticity of Drag + Be the Main Character In Your Own Life with Bob the Drag Queen
Feb 24, 2022
The Key to Raising Good Humans AND Being One with Developmental Psychologist, Dr. Aliza Pressman
Feb 17, 2022
Why You Should Give it Two Dates, Red Flags + All Things Love, Dating & Relationships with Nick Viall & Natalie Joy
Feb 10, 2022
What Does it Really Mean to Be a Champion? Renee Montgomery: Making History + Living the (Atlanta) Dream + Changing the WNBA
Feb 03, 2022
Lessons in Life + Love with Molly Sims: How to Get Unstuck + Dating, Friendship, Modeling Stories, Favorite Beauty Tricks, and Creating a Life You Love
Jan 27, 2022
Ginger Zee: How to Find Calm After a Storm–Processing Trauma, Depression, Finding Support
Jan 20, 2022
Find Your Unicorn Space: How to Reclaim Your Time, Feel More Joy, Get More Out of Your Life with Eve Rodsky (Part Two)
Jan 13, 2022
Eve Rodsky: The Relationship Formula– Four Steps to a Happier Partnership and Avoiding Toxic Time Messages (Part One)
Jan 06, 2022
Gratitude Meditation: Peace + Fulfillment in the New Year with Jessie De Low (P.S. THANK YOU)
Dec 30, 2021
Angela Yee: What Is It Really Like to Be a Woman In The Music Industry? Celebrity Stories, Coworker Conflict + How To Make Your Voice Heard
Dec 23, 2021
Andrew Yang: How to Move FORWARD, Create a Democracy That Works For Us, Media’s Role In Dividing Us + Bold New Ideas That Make Sense
Dec 16, 2021
The Big Myth About Women’s Bodies, Trans Athletes in Sports, and The ‘Pink It + Shrink It’ Trick to Avoid: with Dr. Stacy Sims
Dec 09, 2021
How to Use Instagram to Launch a Successful Business + Stand Out In a Saturated Market: Arrae Founder, Siffat Haider
Dec 02, 2021
Olympian Alexi Pappas: How To Achieve Your Ultimate Dream + Bravely Care For Your Mental Health
Nov 25, 2021
Justin Baldoni: What Does It Mean To Be Man Enough? Undefining Masculinity + Digging Into Insecurities, Friendships, Love + Leading a Happier Life
Nov 18, 2021
Marianna Hewitt: “Why Not Me?” How The Super Influencer Amassed 1 Million Followers + Built A Successful Beauty Brand
Nov 11, 2021
Lindsay Peoples Wagner: Changing The Fashion Industry + Pursuing A Career Rooted in Purpose
Nov 04, 2021
How to Know When it’s Time to Make a Career Leap + How the Universe Can Only Help You If You Help Yourself with Elise Loehnen
Oct 28, 2021
Learn How To Get What You Want: The Art of Negotiating with FBI Hostage Negotiator Chris Voss
Oct 21, 2021
Orgasms, Fetishes, Boring Sex and More - Shan Boodram Answers Sex Questions Women Are Embarassed To Ask
Oct 14, 2021
Bobbi Brown: The Key to Confidence + Why it’s a GOOD Thing To Be a Bit Naive With The Business & Beauty Icon
Oct 07, 2021
Maria Shriver: What You Need To Know About Brain Health + Advice on Ambition, Love + Getting Back Up
Sep 30, 2021
It’s OK to Not Be OK: How to Support Yourself + Others Through Grief with Psychotherapist Megan Devine
Sep 16, 2021
Be The Rich Man Your Parents Told You To Marry with Celebrity Nutritionist and Entrepreneur Kelly LeVeque
Sep 09, 2021
End Your Struggle: Set Boundaries + Find Peace with Licensed Therapist Nedra Tawwab
Sep 02, 2021
How To Increase Your Self Worth and Net Worth By Simply Being Yourself With Personal Branding Expert Jessica Zweig
Aug 26, 2021
How To Build Community + A Cult Following with Julissa Prado, Founder of Rizos Curls
Aug 19, 2021
Advice with Erin Robinson: How To Get Over a Bad Day + Should You Get Back With Your Ex?
Aug 12, 2021
The Secret to Growing Your Social Media with SWIMSOCIAL Founder Elena Hansen (PRETTY SOCIAL)
Aug 05, 2021
BEAUTY SICK: How Society's Obsession with Appearance Hurts Women with Dr. Renee Engeln
Jul 29, 2021
Why is Rent So Expensive? Ankur Jain is Disrupting + Rebuilding the System
Jul 22, 2021
Catt Sadler on Mid-Life, Love/Divorce, Career, and the Lessons She’s Learned Along the Way
Jul 15, 2021
Period Poverty + Menstrual Equity with Nadya Okamoto
Jul 08, 2021
How Would News Be Different If More Women Were Informing It with Jessica Yellin (PRETTY POLITICAL)
Jul 01, 2021
$100 Million Dollar Underwear Empire with CEO Joanna Griffiths
Jun 24, 2021
How To Build A Goddamn Empire with Entrepreneur Ali Kriegsman
Jun 17, 2021
AGING WITH POWER: Iconic Fashion Designer Norma Kamali Teaches Us How to Boldly Live Through Each of Life’s Decades (PRETTY INVINCIBLE)
Jun 10, 2021
PRETTY FEELINGS: The Joy of Being Sensitive with R&B Star Sinéad Harnett
Jun 03, 2021
PRETTY HUDDLE: How Women Unlock Their Collective Power by Coming Together with Brooke Baldwin
May 27, 2021
PRETTY “SELF CARE SUNDAY”: How The Wellness Industry + Girlboss Culture Failed Women with Leigh Stein
May 20, 2021
May 13, 2021
PRETTY ADVICE: How to Figure Things Out with Chinae Alexander
May 13, 2021
PRETTY COOL: Paige Mycoskie Founder of Aviator Nation
May 06, 2021
PRETTY DETERMINED: Actress Zoe Lister-Jones
Apr 29, 2021
PRETTY KIND: How to Practice Deep Kindness with Houston Kraft
Apr 22, 2021
PRETTY AFFIRMATIONS: How To Believe In Yourself + Truly Go For It With Actress Sheria Irving 
Apr 15, 2021
PRETTY TRAUMATIZING: How to Spot and Heal Generational Trauma with Dr. Melissa Wasserman 
Apr 08, 2021
PRETTY VULNERABLE: Karamo on Vulnerability and Betting on Yourself. 
Apr 01, 2021
PRETTY RESILIENT - Moving Past Your Limiting Beliefs with Daniela Pierre-Bravo
Mar 25, 2021
PRETTY MOODY: How To Harness Our Moods + Use Them To Our Benefit with Author and Instagram Phenom Lauren Martin
Mar 18, 2021
PRETTY HIP HOP: The Untold Stories of Women In Hip Hop with Writer/Historian Clover Hope and Rapper Kierra Luv
Mar 11, 2021
Pretty Fearless: Rebecca Minkoff on How to Embrace Fear and Use it to Fuel Your Dreams
Mar 04, 2021
Pretty Likeable: How to Escape the Likeability Trap with Alicia Menendez
Feb 25, 2021
Pretty Smart with Danielle Robay + Peter Rosenberg
Feb 25, 2021
Feb 18, 2021