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Brain Magic The Smart Woman Podcast
27 minutes | Oct 28, 2019
It's Complicated, Sincerely the Salem Witch Trials
We read a book about the Salem Witch Trials, and all we can say is that shit gets COMPLICATED! Forget everything you think you know about this weird, sad period of history, because there's definitely more to it. Listen now!
59 minutes | Sep 30, 2019
Women Warriors with Pamela Toler
In this episode of the podcast, we are getting are smart lady history nerd on with a VERY special guest – Pamela Toler. She's a historian and all-around smart lady, who wrote a book Women Warriors: An Unexpected History. And unexpected it was, because the book is FULL of fascinating women throughout history who took up arms to FIGHT, even though history wants us to believe that fighting and being a warrior is a "man's" arena.
27 minutes | Jul 15, 2019
Smart Ladies of Fandom and Geekery
Get geeky with Sarah and Amanda on this week's episode of the Brain Magic podcast. In honor of all the nerdy things happening lately, Sarah and Amanda discuss some of their favorite female characters from sci fi, fantasy, and everything in between. Listen for all the geekery of Comic Con, all from the comfort of your phone!
29 minutes | Jul 2, 2019
How to 4th of July Like It's 2019
It's the 4th of July! Sarah and Amanda celebrate this summer holiday by sharing some of their fave 4th of July traditions, talking all things red white and blue, and offering tips on how you can make your 4th of July feminist and progressive AF.
42 minutes | Jun 17, 2019
Smart Ladies Who Ran For President: Who They Are and What They Had to Say
This month, the first presidential debate for the 2020 Democratic ticket happens, and there are SIX smart ladies running in this race. To celebrate, we're taking a stroll down history lane to visit three amazing ladies who paved the way for these women to run. Victoria Woodhull, Shirley Chisholm, and Belva Ann Lockwood. Plus, Amanda makes her pitch for why Sarah should run for president, Amanda gets fired up (per usual), and we all bow down to the amazingness that was Shirley Chisholm's campaign slogan.
27 minutes | Mar 4, 2019
5 Life Lessons from Historical Women
To celebrate Women's History Month, we're honoring some of our favorite historical ladies by sharing some of the life lessons that we've learned from them. Stay tuned for women's rights, inspiring artists, and radium!
26 minutes | Feb 18, 2019
Charlotte Bronte & the Art of the Side Hustle
On this episode of the podcast, Sarah and Amanda go deep with one of our favorite authors, Charlotte Bronte, as we discuss side hustles. Charlotte Bronte worked as a governess while she was trying to get her writing published, and to say she hated it would be a massive understatement. But from that horrible job, Charlotte made a writing side hustle work, and she taught us a few things about putting up with a difficult workplace and believing in yourself to make side hustle into your main hustle.
35 minutes | Feb 4, 2019
SMART Goals and Wellness with Nicole Bidolli
Nicole Bidolli is a fitness coordinator and Brain Magic's official health and wellness expert. This week, she talks to Sarah and Amanda about some of her top wellness tips, how S.M.A.R.T. goals can help keep you on track, and why she chose health and wellness as a career path. Plus, we discuss Amanda's supernatural paddle boarding skills and how Sarah tricked her into running a 5k.
29 minutes | Jan 21, 2019
How to Change Careers
Changing careers is scary, but oh so satisfying. Sarah and Amanda share their first-hand experience with career change, because they're both in the middle of a shift right now! Learn from our tips on when you might need a big change and how to change careers like a smart lady.
30 minutes | Jan 7, 2019
Write Personal Statements and Cover Letters Like a Smart Lady
Talking about yourself might be one of the hardest things to do, but if you want to shake things up, go back to school, or get a great new job, you've gotta do it. In this episode, Sarah and Amanda break down their top tips for successful personal statements and cover letters, discuss the fear barrier and how to bust through it, and even read samples of their successful statements!
31 minutes | Nov 12, 2018
How To Read the News Like a Smart Lady
We've been hearing a lot about "fake news" lately in our politics and in our world, but with a little brain power, you can find the truth and parse through the nonsense. Sarah and Amanda read the same news story from 3 different sources (The Daily Beast, USA Today, and National Review) to help us separate the truth from the spin, and see what we can learn. Listen for our tips of how to read the news like the smart ladies you are!
25 minutes | Oct 29, 2018
VOTE! How to Vote Like a Smart Lady
Sarah and Amanda discuss how to vote like a smart lady, and why everyone should be voting. Honestly, we think that too many people make excuses for not voting, so here we are pleading with you and occasionally shaming you into taking your voting rights seriously. Election day is Nov. 6th! We also discuss smart lady tips on HOW to decide who to vote for, even those pesky judges. And things get a little real when we talk third party candidates and voting out the monsters. It's controversial, but it's fun!
30 minutes | Oct 15, 2018
How to Bust Through Writers Block
When you're writing, do you ever get stuck? Sarah and Amanda discuss their top tips for busting through their writers block. Then, they challenge each other to a one-word-at-a-time brainstorming session and discuss the writers that most inspired them.
25 minutes | Oct 1, 2018
Interview with Comedy Writer Jeny Quine
Jeny Quine is a writer, executive producer, and all around hilarious lady, who works in television. She has written for shows like Suite Life with Zack and Cody, A.N.T. Farm, Austin & Ally, and she's currently working on a new show out on Nickelodeon later this year called Cousins for Life. Jeny spoke to us about how she broke into writing, her advice to all the brilliant young writers out there, and what it's like working in the male-dominated world of comedy television.
29 minutes | Oct 1, 2018
What We've Learned So Far
Approximately one year ago, two best friends made their whimsical dreams a reality by starting Brain Magic, a website targeted specifically to smart women like them. They wanted to create a space where smart women could come for life tips, book recommendations, career advice, and anything else they might need to know, so that's what they did. Forty plus articles and hundreds of followers later, they look back on everything they've learned as smart ladies creating a business together.
1 minutes | Sep 4, 2018
Introducing Brain Magic Podcast
After a year of putting together written (and even some video) content that we're passionate about, the ladies of Brain Magic are launching their new podcast! This podcast will include interviews, life tips, and our personal advice for smart ladies who want to tap into their brain magic. Subscribe today for all the inspiration and whimsy you need. Every other Wednesday, we'll be bringing you a new episodes starting October first. Get ready to find that Brain Magic in you. It's in you! You can find it, and bring it out!
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