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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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Mar 7, 2018

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.

(music: www.bensound.com)

Jan 17, 2018

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)

Aug 10, 2017

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)

Jul 26, 2017

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)

Jun 29, 2017

We talk with our first anonymous guest about avoiding her mother, being a doula, psychedelics, relationships, gender, and Duran Duran. (music: www.bensound.com)

Jun 14, 2017

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. 

(music: www.bensound.com)

 

 

 

Jun 4, 2017

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.

(music: www.bensound.com)

May 17, 2017

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.

(music: www.bensound.com)

May 4, 2017

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)

Apr 20, 2017

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.

 

(music: www.bensound.com)

Apr 5, 2017

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.

(music: www.bensound.com)

Mar 23, 2017

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.

(music: www.bensound.com)

Mar 9, 2017

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)

Feb 9, 2017

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)

Jan 25, 2017

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.

(music: www.bensound.com)

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)

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