Advice from Mom
By Rebecca Garza-Bortman
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Advice from Mom is a podcast and cross-generational effort to answer life's big questions. Featured as “new and noteworthy” on Apple Podcasts and included on NPR's The Big Listen, Advice from Mom is an advice-column show hosted by Rebecca Garza-Bortman featuring listener letters and the advice and stories of her mother, Elizabeth Skibinski-Bortman, PhD. Affectionately known on the show as “Momma B”, Dr. Bortman is a small-town family therapist “on a one-woman mission to mother a mentally healthy world.” Each episode, this mother-daughter duo explores questions sent in by their listeners with the help of a series of guest experts. They have recorded advice with actress & SNL alum, Michaela Watkins; artist and graphic journalist, Wendy MacNaughton; and NPR's The Kitchen Sisters, as well as crisis counselors, authors, and wise creative professionals of all sorts. This podcast is founded on the belief that we need our mothers like we never have before. Not just our own mothers, but the mothers of the world. Anyone can submit a question at www.advicefrom.mom/request.
||CleanEp 35: Attack of The Cringe with Dr. Ellen Hendriksen of Savvy Psychologist||Have you ever been haunted by an ancient memory? …||10/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 34: Sexless Sourpuss with Erika Moen from Oh Joy Sex Toy||What do you do when you like sex way more than yo…||10/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 33: Resenting My Rich Friends with Gaby Dunn||Have you ever felt jealous of a friend’s good for…||10/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 32: Self-Care Sammiches with Lizz Winstead & Negin Farsad||Whether you’re building an organization, pitching…||9/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 31: Looking to Plant with Anna Sale||Taking root in a new place can be hard, especiall…||9/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSneak peek of Season 3 & wise words from Anna Sale||Get ready for a splendid third season, polka dots…||8/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 30: The Daughters of Dr. T — a summer update||What ever happened with Rebecca and her newly-dis…||7/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 29: When To Be a Whistleblower—a Father's Day special||For Father's Day, Advice from Mom is turning the …||6/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 28: Dolores Huerta & Camila Chávez—mothering social action||If you don’t know who Dolores Huerta is yet, get …||5/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 27: Peaches Christ & Veruca Bathsalts—mothering a cultural scene||Peaches Christ, AKA Joshua Grannell, has mentored…||5/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 26: Emily Chang with her mother, Sandy—breaking up the boys club||In this second installment of our special MAYtria…||5/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 25: Dr. Harriet Lerner—how we think about mothers||To kick off our May series on mothering social ch…||5/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 24: Meet The MAYtriarchy—mothering social change||Each week, all month long, we’ll be featuring rev…||5/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 23: The Mystery of Dr. T — season 2 finale||What do you say when you meet a newly-discovered …||4/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 22: Breaking Up With A Therapist—a baby steps special||Who said breaking up with your therapist can't be…||3/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 21: Boss & Daughter with Ruth Pointer of The Pointer Sisters||What do you do when your family business is runni…||3/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 20: In Memory of My Man with Rebecca Soffer of Modern Loss||How do you honor the memory of a loved one while …||3/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 19: "It Bears Repeating" with Michaela Watkins||What do you need after pouring your heart and sou…||3/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 18: Surviving Your First Therapy Session—a baby steps special||For part 2 of our baby-step special on finding yo…||2/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 17: Finding Your Therapist IRL—a baby steps special||How do you start the search for your *very own* r…||2/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 16: Caught Between Coasts with Call Your Girlfriend||How do you build a substantial life for yourself …||2/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 15: Successfully Single with Moira Weigel||Whether you’re single, coupled-up, or not even in…||2/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 14: Heart Left Hanging with Esther Perel||What do you when your partner finds your vulnerab…||1/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2 Sneak Peek: The Momtage & so much more||Get ready for Season 2 of Advice from Mom! We’ve …||1/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 13: New Year’s Bonus: Beyond the Resolution!||Your potential for 2018 doesn’t have to be squeez…||1/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 12: Home for the Holidays with Doctor/Detective Momma B||Holiday Bonus Episode! There are so many ways tha…||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 11: #MomToo||This is a special off-season bonus episode of Adv…||11/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 10: Family Dynamics — season 1 finale||On this episode, we answer questions about the ch…||10/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 9: The Long Haul||All summer, we’ve been exploring what it means to…||8/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 8: Making Progress||Figuring out your personal process of progress ca…||7/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 7: Starting Something Big||Hitting some stumbling blocks when it comes to st…||6/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 6: Wise Moms of Pittsburgh||For this special Mother’s Day episode, we are goi…||5/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 5: Life Detours||The episode provides empowering advice and a dash…||4/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 4: Breakups||This episode comes with a downloadable breakup wo…||3/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 3: Workplace Woes||This episode is crafted to help you with your wor…||2/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 2: Dating Advice from Mom||On this episode, we provide advice for those who …||1/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1 Bonus: Home of the (Post-Election) Holidays||This is a holiday bonus segment for Episode 01 of…||12/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 1: Post-Election Advice||Welcome to advice from my mom. She's a psychologi…||12/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Just what I needed, when I needed it
Advice from Mom is a thoughtful but fun exploration of feelings and how we can support ourselves in compex situations. With practical advice as a marriage and family therapist, Momma B is speaking froms a place of expertise. The guests are of a really high caliber and the editing serves to enhance the subjects at hand. The post-election advice is on point and timely. Can't wait for the next episdode, even if I have no idea what pickle ball is at all!
The advice podcast we need!
I listen to a lot of advice podcasts and I love how this one balances the perspectives of two generations, plus some cool guest hosts. Very unique format and the ensuing advice is specific to the situation, but theoretical enough that anyone could find something that resonates. Looking forward to more.
Sweet and helpful
This podcast is so fun. I love it. I love both ladies' kind, witty and intelligent personalities. Couldn't recommend more!