What is a 'tradwife,' and why are they so popular? : It's Been a Minute This week, President Biden signed a law that could ban TikTok nationwide unless its Chinese parent company sells the media platform within a year. Brittany is joined by NPR's Deirdre Walsh and Bobby Allyn to discuss the backdrop of this decision and its implications.

Then, the tradwife - aka "traditional wife" - has taken social media by storm. But there's more to this trend than homemade sourdough bread and homeschooled children. Writer Zoe Hu chats with Brittany about her article on the "fantasy" of the tradwife and what this influx in content says about how women feel about work and the modern world.

TikTok gets the boot; plus, a 'tradwife' fantasy

TikTok gets the boot; plus, a 'tradwife' fantasy

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People gather for a press conference about their opposition to a TikTok ban. A couple looking at a cake. Brendan Smialowski / AFP; George Marks/Retrofile/Getty Images/Getty Images hide caption

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People gather for a press conference about their opposition to a TikTok ban. A couple looking at a cake.

Brendan Smialowski / AFP; George Marks/Retrofile/Getty Images/Getty Images

This week, President Biden signed a law that could ban TikTok nationwide unless it's Chinese parent company sells the media platform within a year. Brittany is joined by NPR's Deirdre Walsh and Bobby Allyn to discuss the backdrop of this decision and its implications.

Then, the tradwife - aka "traditional wife" - has taken social media by storm. But there's more to this trend than homemade sourdough bread and homeschooled children. Writer Zoe Hu chats with Brittany about her article on the "fantasy" of the tradwife and what this influx in content says about how women feel about work and the modern world.

This episode was produced by Barton Girdwood and Liam McBain with additional support from Alexis Williams. It was edited by Jessica Placzek. We had engineering support from David Greenburg. Our executive producer is Veralyn Williams.Our VP of programming is Yolanda Sangweni.