Is Child-Free for Me?
By Jill Zeligson Brenner & Saira John
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This podcast is meant to be a forum for people who have decided or are in the process of deciding whether or not they want to have children. We hope to create a community to help affirm and validate those who are going through this process.
||ExplicitEpisode 16 - Sarah & Michael||Listen to our second couples’ interview with Sarah and Michael. They heard of our podcast via Tammy (from a previous episode) who is founder of a kids-free meet up social group that they belong to. Sarah and Michael are both involved in...||4/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 15 - Beth||Beth Powers is a 32-year-old, married, designer and business owner. Jill and Beth first connected when she helped design Jill’s home. After their professional relationship ended, their connection continued on a personal level and they have since...||3/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 14 - Theresa & Brian||Join us for our exciting first couples interview! This couple is fun, successful, worldly, intelligent and grounded. Theresa Wylie is a 38-year-old who works for a software company and she is married to 35-year-old Brian, who owns a software company....||2/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 13 Rick||Our interview with Rick Levinson, LCSW, is special for several reasons. Rick trained both of us in the therapeutic technique of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), which is something that has highly influenced our therapy practices...||1/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 12 - Bill||Our interview with Bill is filled with so many interesting twists and turns that you’ll be on the edge of your seat. He is a thoughtful individual who has formed his opinion on the topic after much time and consideration. Bill is a 50-year-old,...||12/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 11 Tammy||Tammy is a 42-year-old, married woman who is a designer for a publishing company. We discovered Tammy through an on-line Meetup group she founded called “Childfree by Choice Couples.” Since Tammy and her husband relocated from Florida to...||11/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 10 Sezin||Take a listen to our interview with Sezin. She is a 38-year-old woman who describes herself as a “Wear Your Voice Magazine contributor, HuffPost blogger, feminist, artist, horror novelist, tattoo collector, Frida Kahlo devotee, Third Culture Kid,...||10/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 9 - Jul||Talk about getting to the point! Ha! Our Skype guest, Jul, is a 38-year-old, Asian-Indian, never married woman who works in the IT industry and is based in Manhattan. She grew up in Southern India and immigrated to the United States 10 years ago. Jul...||9/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 8 - Angelica||Our guest, Angelica Beker, is a psychotherapist in private practice in Austin, Texas. She is 28-years-old and has been in a long-term relationship with her boyfriend. She is the daughter of European immigrants and shares a unique perspective on how...||8/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 7 - Leslie||Listen to our exciting first Skype interview with Dr. Leslie Carr. She is a 38-year-old, partnered, psychotherapist who is based in San Francisco. She shares her views on having children, marriage and some interesting regional differences...||8/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 6 - Lara||Listen to Dr. Lara Latimer as she shares her reproductive story with honesty and a matter-of-fact tone that is unapologetic and self-assured. Lara is a 35-year-old, never-married-currently-dating professional who has had significant early...||7/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 5 - Carrie||Carrie is a 44-year-old, married, self described author, athlete, coach, fitness ambassador and RV adventurer. She may be short in stature, standing at only 5’1”, but she is mighty and routinely competes in impressive endurance sports races...||7/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 4 - Heidi||Heidi is a 44-year-old, married female with a passion for fitness and professionally supporting injured athletes. She was raised as an only child and realizes that her sensory preferences are for calm and knows she has sensitivities to certain noises...||6/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 3 - Val||Our interview with Valori is full of laughter and honesty. She is a good friend of ours whom we met six years ago in a local running group. Valori is 41-years old, married and the Director of Strategic Account Management at HomeAway. ...||6/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 2 - Jen||Join us as we talk to our friend and colleague, Jen, a 44-year-old, single woman who works as a psychotherapist. Jen is a very intelligent, insightful and open person who was willing to go deep in her exploration for this episode. Jen addresses...||5/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 1- Laurel||Join us as we talk to our friend, Laurel, a 37-year-old, divorced, now partnered, woman who is a stylist. Laurel’s first career was as a social worker for Hospice care. Her level of comfort with death stems from a childhood tragedy. Hear how her...||5/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBonus Episode: The Backstory||Join good friends and colleagues, Jill Zeligson Brenner and Saira John, as they delve into the secret world of why people choose to not have children. The provocative question of “Is Child-Free For Me?” investigates the underpinnings, inner...||5/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTeaser Episode||Coming Soon!||4/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Terrible sound quality
I really appreciate the show and the topics of discussion, but it’s hard to listen to sometimes bc the sound quality is terrible. It’s hard to tell what people say at times, there’s too much laughing into the microphone. Sometimes people talk over each other. It’s frustrating bc there aren’t a lot of podcasts on this very important topic. Please get some new recording equipment.
Thank you for this
This is my favorite child-free podcast. It is interesting to hear the thoughts and feelings of other child-free women (or men) and how they came to their decision. It makes me feel less alone!
So grateful for this podcast
It is so great to hear so many stories from so many different types of people. It really makes me happy and just makes me feel better about my journey and feelings.
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