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)
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)
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).
Katie and Raquel sit down to chat with Katie’s younger sister, Beth Compa. A lawyer in New Orleans, Beth has always known she wants kids-- from mothering her Cabbage Patch Kids to babysitting. Over the occasional hiss of the air conditioner, we discuss princesses and castles, negotiating career and family, expectations vs. reality, Lionel Messi, and the parents’ impossible dream of drinking coffee and reading the paper, alone, for an hour. (Music: www.bensound.com)
Katie and Raquel sit down in midtown with high-powered business lady Nicole Cramer, who, when not running worldwide advertising creative teams, is constantly working on her own projects. We talk growing up with the actual Supermom, finding one’s passions (plural), dating (or not) in New York, raising a child in the internet age, baking her grandma's cookies, and advice for the next generation.
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.
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.