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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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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 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)

 

Dec 23, 2015

Raquel and Katie talk with Tharanga Goonetilleke, a soprano opera singer and TED Fellow who’s expecting her second baby. Tharanga grew up in Sri Lanka before coming to the U.S. to pursue her musical education. We hear about her first day of school on September 11, and discuss being a brown person in the opera house, real talk about labor & delivery, being pregnant and caring for a toddler while physically incapacitated and only allowed Tylenol, and living your life as you like.

(music: www.bensound.com)

Dec 9, 2015

Katie and Raquel sit down with a mother and daughter, Debbie and Bailie Slevin, to discuss Debbie’s new book, UnPregnant Pause: Where Are the Babies? We talk about bad marriages, grandpugs, Sheryl Sandberg, choice moms, passing on dating, unfair biology, asshole doctors, and validating— and celebrating— new generations’ choices.

(music: www.bensound.com)

Nov 25, 2015

Katie and Raquel sit down with NYC comic Vicky Kuperman, a newlywed whose GYN, upon learning she was engaged, changed her tune to “you’d make a great mom!” We talk baby pushers, happy marriages, the monotony of pickup and dropoff, advice for women in their twenties, attachment parents, Vicky’s #‎flawless hair and skin, and things that are *not* our favorite. (music: www.bensound.com) 

Nov 11, 2015

Katie and Raquel talk with NYC comic Katherine Williams, who’s trying for a baby with her comedian husband (of whom we are big fans). Katherine tells us about growing up a shy tomboy, suddenly losing her mom at 14, and her recent miscarriage; we discuss raising a daughter, staying in the comedy mix, Murphy Brown, and the voice in Raquel’s head.

(music: www.bensound.com)

Oct 28, 2015

This week, Raquel and Katie chat with comedian, author, and host of NPR’s Ask Me Another, Ophira Eisenberg, who's imminently expecting her first child. We talk being forced to prioritize, primary caretaking, the Finnish birth box, women’s place in society, a destructive idiot vs. a manipulative bitch, uber births, champagne and oysters in the delivery room, and Saw.

(music:www.bensound.com)

Sep 30, 2015

Raquel and Katie speak with reproductive bioethicist Elizabeth Yuko, Ph.D., who talks about living and studying in Ireland, female Viagra, artificial wombs, different types of motherhood, crowdfunding, Richard Simmons, bridesmaids, and baby showers.

(music: www.bensound.com)

Aug 5, 2015

Raquel and Katie talk with Nashville native Shonali Bhowmik, a New York singer, filmmaker, actress, comic, playwright... (seriously, the list goes on). We talk about finding your tribe, defining success, being defensive (in a good way!), parents who listen, who'll be there for us when we're old, and each being on our own adventure.(music: www.bensound.com)

Jul 22, 2015

Raquel and Katie talk with college counselor Maude, who tells us all about growing up in small-town Tennessee as the youngest of four children, not joining the family funeral business, Barbie's Dream House vs. Barbie's Penthouse, coming around to liking kids (and having a partner who's "clucky" for one), and building her best life. (music: www.bensound.com)

Jul 8, 2015
Katie and Raquel visit with fellow standup comic Asie Mohtarez, who's expecting her first kid in December. We talk back-fat, boobs, burps, the pill, dating, parallel lives, and how to be a creative *and* a mom in New York. (music: www.bensound.com) 
 
Jun 24, 2015

Katie and Raquel talk with Lauren Fahey, New York City schoolteacher and Katie’s current roommate, mere weeks before she leaves to move to London with her fiancé! Lauren tells us about growing up helping with her family’s day care, welcoming her younger sister to the family, and some classic teaching stories, interspersed with lots of discussion about Roald Dahl, Lauren’s French Canadian grand-mère, and what ostriches and dolphins have in common (which: yikes).

(music: www.bensound.com)

May 13, 2015

Katie and Raquel talk with standup comedian and author Selena Coppock, who’s firmly in the no-kids camp. The youngest of three sisters, Selena is the only one without offspring, and she’s been defending her right to a childfree life to her family and friends (and even work acquaintances) ever since she decided to “go public.” We talk about DINKs, children as an acquired taste, working moms, high school, and the philosophy of deciding to decide.

Apr 29, 2015
It's back to the land of the childfree as Katie and Raquel chat with fellow New York City comedian Jess Wood, aka "Jess, our friend who got shot in a drive-by." Jess essentially raised herself (...and her mom) among the hippies in Los Angeles's Topanga Canyon, where she cut school, did drugs and ran with punk-rock kids, deadheads, and L.A. gangs before she began acting and doing comedy. We go delightfully off-topic as Raquel learns to differentiate Fred Segal from Fred Willard and recounts her glory days in Malibu, and the episode title reveals itself.
Music: www.bensound.com
Apr 15, 2015
Raquel and Katie with freelance writer Virginia Sole-Smith at her home in the Hudson Valley, where she lives with her husband and their adorable daughter, Violet. Virginia gives us the scoop on 18th-century fertility statistics, endometriosis, and working from home with a kid, and shares her own story of making her way through a medical emergency as a new mom.
 
Check out Virginia's body of work via any or all (we recommend all!) of the following:
Website (and articles!): virginiasolesmith.com
Twitter: @v_solesmith
Instagram: @v_solesmith
Facebook.com/virginiasolesmith
 
Music by bensound.com
Mar 4, 2015
Katie and Raquel talk with Jennifer Dziura of GetBullish.com, a website that provides business and career advice to young women and runs an annual conference (more info soon at BullishConference.com), and mother of an 11-month-old. We cover the "normal" symptoms of pregnancy, customized sonograms, personal boundaries, "the M-word," gender expectations and time management, and how best to to prepare for a baby in an expensive city--without waiting too long.
 
Music by www.bensound.com
Feb 17, 2015

Katie Compa and Raquel D'Apice are starting a podcast: Kid/Life Crisis. Their first guest is Chelsea White, comedian, host, and producer on MTV's Girl Code. Chelsea's known since she was young that she never wants children, yet she continually finds herself defending her decision, or being told, "You'll change your mind." She talks with Katie and Raquel about how it affects friendships, dating, and family relationships, and why she's still sure it's right for her. 

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