Danielle Crittenden

Danielle Crittenden is a journalist, author, and podcast host.

She launched The Femsplainers podcast in May, 2018, describing it as "a weekly girls' night out with some of the most fascinating and fabulous women on the planet." She and her rotating panel of "co-splainers" -- Caitlin Flanagan (The Atlantic), Irshad Manji (The Moral Courage Project) and Meghan Cox Gurdon (WSJ) -- discuss serious, women-oriented topics in a refreshing, original, and "not-the-usual-politics" way. Among the women who have joined the podcast are Kathy Griffin, Candace Bushnell, Susan Rice, Tina Brown, RHONY’s Leah McSweeney, global human rights activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Sandra Tsing Loh, and Pulitzer-Prize-winning historian Anne Applebaum and many more. (The Femsplainers have hosted the occasional mansplainer too, including David Brooks to Jordan Peterson, and David Frum to Sam Harris).

Crittenden is the author of four books, including What Our Mothers Didn’t Tell Us: Why Happiness Eludes the Modern Woman, which resulted in Vanity Fair describing her as “one of the most important new thinkers about women and family.” Other works include a novel, AmandaBright@Home, the first modern work of fiction to be serialized in the Wall Street Journal. She’s also the co-author of a cookbook, From a Polish Country House Kitchen, co-written with Anne Applebaum.

A contributing editor to the Huffington Post, Danielle’s numerous articles and essays have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Daily Telegraph, among other publications. A former columnist for the New York Post, she has appeared on NBC’s Today show and other network news shows, as well as numerous programs for CSPAN, MSNBC, PBS, CNN, Fox, and NPR. Between 2011-2013, Danielle served in an executive capacity for the Huffington Post Media Group. Danielle also founded and served as CEO of Fig Tree & Vine, an e-commerce and lifestyle content site aimed at an affluent Jewish demographic.

Crittenden was born in Toronto, Canada. She is married to journalist and author David Frum, a former special assistant and speechwriter to President George W. Bush, and senior editor at The Atlantic. They have three children and live in Washington, D.C. and Wellington, Ontario.