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Kid/Life Crisis

New York City comedians Katie Compa and Raquel D’Apice present Kid/Life Crisis, a bi-weekly podcast about an exhilarating, panic-inducing topic in many women's lives: deciding whether to become a parent— or to stay child-free. Katie and Raquel sit down with comedians, writers, executives and more to talk about their experiences, and crack a few (possibly inappropriate) jokes along the way. New episodes go live every other Wednesday. Music by www.bensound.com.
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Dec 15, 2016

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!) 

(music: www.bensound.com)

Sep 29, 2016

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)

Sep 15, 2016

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!

Aug 31, 2016

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.

 

(music: www.bensound.com)

Aug 17, 2016

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.

(music: www.bensound.com)

Aug 3, 2016

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.

(music: bensound.com)

Jul 20, 2016

Katie and Raquel talk with NYC comedian, singer, ukelelist and entrepreneur Jessica Delfino about blind dates, VHS movies, jail, Mary Poppins, Craiglist, nunneries, and points of reference for our lives.

(music: www.bensound.com)

Jul 6, 2016

Katie and Raquel sit down with NYC musical improviser Rebecca Vigil to talk about about growing up between two families, winning $100,000, Camp Unwanted, rolling the dice on birth control, and happy childhoods. (music: www.bensound.com)

Jun 22, 2016

Raquel and Katie speak with New Yorker cartoonist and author Emily Flake about the battle for sleep, white lies, Sam Goody, cavities, becoming an aunt at 13, and the wave that waits for all of us. Buy her new book Mama Tried!

(music: www.bensound.com)

Jun 9, 2016

Katie and Raquel sit down with magazine editor and book author Meghann Foye to discuss the online melee around her article in the NY Post, the gig economy, women vs. women, freezing her eggs, and being in the right place to have a family.

(music: www.bensound.com)

May 25, 2016

Katie and Raquel sit down with comic and actress Abbi Crutchfield to talk about being married to another comic, Home Alone, healthy living, confidence, conflict avoidance, and Baby Cobra.

(music: www.bensound.com)

May 11, 2016

Katie and Raquel speak with actor and dialect coach Tovah Close about small-town Oklahoma, the NYC performer hustle, waitressing during  the impending apocalypse, nannying, singleton babies, Raquel’s second kid, and story hour for adults.

(music: www.bensound.com)

Apr 27, 2016

Raquel and Katie chat with Caitlin Loughlin, a former entomologist and schoolteacher, about going through a cancer diagnosis as a teenager, dissecting grasshoppers, Jimmy John's, army ants, day care, and mosquito abatement. 

(music: www.bensound.com)

Apr 13, 2016

Katie and Raquel talk with NYC musical comedian/singer Adira Amram about Dutch Sesame Street, home births, growing up on a farm, downloading babies, karaoke, spray-on hair, and a killer quiche recipe.

(music: www.bensound.com)

Mar 30, 2016

Blair Koenig, author and curator of the hilarious STFU, Parents blog, talks with Katie and Raquel about growing up in Atlanta, marrying her college pot dealer, living the Brooklyn hipster struggle, giving her mom a trophy baby, and feeling like trying for a baby is "throwing herself into a tornado," even though she's always wanted kids.

(music: www.bensound.com)

Mar 16, 2016

This week, Katie and Raquel get to talk with Dr. Michelle Thaller, a NASA astrophysicist and all-around coolest person we have ever met. We talk about growing up learning dairy science, space camp, the human race as a superorganism, equality in parenting, what we can’t not do in our lives, and accepting ourselves.

(music: www.bensound.com)

Mar 13, 2016
Mar 2, 2016

Katie and Raquel travel to DC to sit down with Sadie Dingfelder, reporter and writer for The Washington Post. We discuss earnest six-year-olds, going from zero to grandma, giving birth to kittens, face blindness, rebellion, and kids' birthday parties.

(Music: www.bensound.com)

Feb 17, 2016

Katie and Raquel talk with actor and comic Maggie Champagne, who in the past week attended both a fertility doctor appointment and a baby shower, about planning to get pregnant at 40. We discuss escaping her small southern hometown, making it in New York, changing priorities, our deathbeds, and maternal (and paternal) instinct.

(music: www.bensound.com)

 

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