Is weed the new “wine” for moms? As cannabis products become widely legally available across the U.S., women are finding themselves exploring everything from edibles to vapes to sublingual sprays.
This time, we’re tackling fertility, pregnancy, and postpartum depression. Thank you so much to listeners from all over who have been submitting questions for us to discuss. We are so grateful for your honesty! We also talk about how pornography is changing the way people view their bodies and how children and teens are harmed by over-exposure to porn at a young age.
Dan and Tommy from The Curiosity Hour Podcast were kind enough to invite me on their show! They asked me all about what inspires me (Beyoncé), the evolution of my religious beliefs, and so many deep things. If you haven’t yet heard their show, I highly recommend it.
Kate Spencer knows everyone cool, and everyone cool knows Kate Spencer. This is what I’ve come to realize after getting to know this woman. The writer and Upright Citizens Brigade alum is the kind of person who is both wildly clever and fiercely self-deprecating. The two of us recently teamed up on a bus full of women activists helmed by Jane Fonda (YES, THE JANE FONDA) to electrify voters who normally sit out of mid-term elections. Kate held the map and kept the ledger. I knocked on the doors and did most of the chatting. We stayed in our respective lanes and were a good team!
The successes of Wonder Woman and Girls Trip are giving us a glimmer into what could happen when more women are included in film. One of the biggest hurdles to an equal playing field for us is how motherhood is handled by production behind the scenes and how it is depicted on-screen. I wanted to hear from my friend Heather Denton who has worked as an first and second assistant director on all kinds on films, including ones for Jill Soloway and Quentin Tarantino. She gives me the skinny on how she has managed motherhood with her career behind the camera and how she makes an effort to support female directors.
Nicole Blades is many things. She’s a journalist. She’s an author. She’s a podcaster. She’s a mom. She’s a bundle of talent and insight partnered with the gentle spirit we’ve come to expect from Canadians. Luckily for the U.S., she lives here now, and is coming out with her 3rd (!!!) novel this fall.
Christine Lakin was the first child star I met as an adult. Like a lot of kids of the 90’s, I spent every Friday watching ABC’s TGIF lineup including Step By Step, the show that launched her career. When we first met about 15 years ago, I remember being surprised by how NOT crazy she was (and is). Christine is instantly likable and self-aware.