Katie and Raquel catch up with comedian and filmmaker Heather Fink, who last spoke with us five years ago (Ep. 43), about moving to (and dating in) Los Angeles, unions, eggs, partnerships, travel and more. (music: mindyraf.com)
Per a listener request, we'll do a handful of new episodes coming up (we won't even attempt to promise a schedule or number, as we both still have ADHD and there is an Adderall shortage!) following up with past guests.
Plus new theme song by Mindy Raf! http://www.mindyraf.com
Raquel recently joined the writing team at Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, so we're unexpectedly back on hiatus! We'll keep you updated on when we'll record new episodes! Sign up for email updates at kidlifecrisis.com
Katie and Raquel sit down with Laura Norkin, writer and editor with a focus on parenting, to discuss being raised under a red pen, Thomas the Tank Engine (and Percy), lying to our children, nipple confusion, and inner voices.
Standup comic Marcella Arguello once wanted to be a schoolteacher with six children. While helping raise her nieces and nephews and focusing on comedy, she swore off the idea of kids, but decided recently that it could be great. We talk about experience with kids, falling in and out of love, strict parents, being Latina and child-free (so far), Uma Thurman, and how men are dumb. (music: bensound.com)
Katie and Raquel chat with Anathea Simpkins about growing up in Miami and on Cape Cod, raising children in New York, divorce, IVF, bleeding gums, and owning a cabin. (music: www.bensound.com)
Katie and Raquel talk with writer and comedian Babe Parker about mean girls, makeup, birth order, babysitting for Slash, animals and babies, and boundaries. (music: www.bensound.com)
Katie and Raquel sit down for their first follow-up episode with Irene McGee, who's come a long way since episode 15, raising her 18-month-old daughter Renie in New York City with her "nusband." (music: www.bensound.com)
We talk with our first anonymous guest about avoiding her mother, being a doula, psychedelics, relationships, gender, and Duran Duran. (music: www.bensound.com)
This week, Katie and Raquel talk with comic, actress and writer LaKendra Tookes (follow her on Instagram, America!) about SNL, Drake, Scary Spice, insta-vestigations, being Southern, young parents, being a white guy magnet, wanting children, and being part of the village.
Katie and Raquel chat with Katie's coworker Michelle, in town after recently moving across the country solo to start a family. We discuss support networks, Kandinsky references, donor interviews, Grade AA eggs, pregnancy, and taking the leap.
Katie and Raquel sit down with Katie "Pushy" Muldowney to talk about roller derby, crows’ feet, grad school, freakout babies, Orange is the New Black, #TheDress, and Baron von Dogpants, dog of science.
Katie and Raquel talk with comedian Irene Morales about being from Miami, her prima hermana, growing up with an autistic sibling, therapy, and My Monkey Baby. (music: www.bensound.com)
Katie and Raquel welcome Sharron Paul, standup comic, actress and cohost of Katie’s other podcast, to tell us about growing up as part of an extended family (including Team Sameface), emergency nannying, thinking with her uterus, cat fights, bologna, and LendingSnatch.com.
Anita Flores joins Katie and Raquel this week to talk panic IUDs, the Miracle of Life video, recovering from surgery, the All About Me doll, rude kids, effortless vomiting, and saying I love you.
Katie and Raquel chat with comedian and dad blogger (really!) Lauren Vino about fighting in public, parents who are still married, her dad's band practice, babysitting, breaking an engagement, platonic parenting, and her type.
Katie and Raquel sit down with comedian and filmmaker Heather Fink to discuss middle-school makeovers, the meaning of family, women on set, and why/why not on having kids. (music: www.bensound.com)
Katie and Raquel chat with comedian, author, middle child and Michigander Mindy Raf about hormones, being engaged to a Croatian, handling ambivalence about kids, and nightmares about Mike Pence conversion camp. (music: www.bensound.com)
Katie and Raquel welcome first post-election guest Leighann Lord, comic, author, podcaster, host, and daughter-on-call. We talk about role reversal, wanderlust, being raised feminist (by a mom who wasn’t), maternal instinct, Golden Girls roommates, our Hogwarts houses, and glass-half-empty living.
For their first episode back, Katie and Raquel sit down with each other to debrief over the last few months' whirlwind of travel, world political developments, decisions and babies. (And introducing the new "Live Diaper Change" segment, featuring our special guest host, Raquel's second baby!)
Raquel and Katie chat with comedian Kat Burdick about Who Wants to be a Millionaire, growing up a military brat, getting kicked out at 17, a better husband than none at all, and having her own grandchild. (music: www.bensound.com)
Hi, listeners! Raquel has just pushed a small human out of her body so our scheduling has been thrown off, but we're planning to get back to business as soon as the new baby can sleep through the night. In the meantime, don't forget to pre-order Raquel's book, titled Welcome to the Club, from your favorite bookseller!
Katie and Raquel talk with Lauren Maul, comedian, composer and cat lady, about managing chronic pain, growing up in small-town Nebraska, sharing privilege, and the clean-up song.
Katie and Raquel talk with Luke Younger (only the second guy to do the podcast, because his struggle is real!) about the first six months, being in commercials, watching the birth of his son, being an older brother, and preparing for having two kids under two.
Katie and Raquel sit down with Katie’s college friend Jennifer Leigh. For years she leaned against having kids because of a demanding job and genetic concerns, but inspired by her best friends’ examples, the pendulum swung the other way; she decided that she wants to be a mom, and froze her eggs— a.k.a. a “call option” on a child.