MILK Podcast: Getting In There with Moms I'd Like to Know
By Mallory Kasdan
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I’m Mallory Kasdan: writer, voice actor and mom. I’m podcasting with with Moms I’d Like (to) Know. Like MILFs, but MILKs. My guests are sharp, groovy women, passionate about art, culture, career and homelife. We want to talk about NOT having it all. Not even close.
||ExplicitEpisode 37: Black Women, Higher Heights and Making the Sausage with Political Fundraiser and Activist Kimberly Peeler-Allen||Kimberly Peeler-Allen has been working at the intersection of race, gender and politics for almost 20 years, and she joins Mallory in the MILK studio. Kimberly is the Co-founder of Higher Heights, a national organization building the...||6/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 36: Like a Mother: Feminism, Science and the Culture of Pregnancy with Journalist Angela Garbes||Journalist Angela Garbes joins Mallory in the MILK Studio. Angela is a Seattle based writer specializing in food, bodies, women’s health, and issues of racial equity and diversity, and is the author of “Like A Mother: A Feminist Journey through...||6/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 35: Mom Memoirs, MeToo Media, and Katy Perry Kisses with New York Times Styles Reporter Katie Rosman||Journalist Katie Rosman is in the MILK Studio with Mallory. Katie is a reporter for The New York Times, where she covers popular culture for Styles, and a a former reporter for The Wall Street Journal. She is author of “If You Knew Suzy: A Mother, A..||5/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 34: Parkway Cabana Club, Hanging Backstage with The Boss, and Selling Houses with Rosyln Neiman||Rosyln (Roz) Neiman joins Mallory in the MILK Studio. Rosyln is a real estate sales professional with 31 years of experience with The Howard Hanna Agency in Pittsburgh. Roz was voted best realtor in Pennsylvania and one of the top realtors in the...||5/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 33: Don’t Keep Your Day Job, Radical Empathy, and Authenticity with Podcast Host and Songwriter Cathy Heller||Songwriter and Podcast Host Cathy Heller joins Mallory in The MILK Studio. Cathy’s passion is helping others to realize their passions, and her podcast “Don’t Keep Your Day Job,” is hugely popular. Each week, Cathy interviews guests like...||4/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 32: Canada, Cannabis and CEO's Come Correct with Entreprenuer and Marketer Alison Gordon||This moment is a turning point for normalizing cannabis, and Allison Gordon is in the MILK Studio with Mallory to tell us why women are posed to take the lead in the industry. Alison is the CEO of 48North Cannabis Co., a medical cannabis company based..||4/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 31: Signs, Signs, Everywhere There's Signs Of Resistance, Dear Client, and #TheseKids with Designer Bonnie Siegler||Designer and author Bonnie Siegler is in the MILK Studio with Mallory. Bonnie has written two new books, Signs of Resistance, a visual history of protest in America, and Dear Client, a how-to book about working successfully with creative people....||3/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 30: Violence and Memory, Empathy and Diversity, #MeToo and Oysters with Journalist Rona Kobell||Journalist Rona Kobell is in the MILK Studio with Mallory. Moved by the trauma of the Parkland, Florida shooting, Rona and Mallory collaborated on a print piece about their high school classmate Karen Hurwitz, who was murdered when they were seventeen..||3/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 29: Cartoon Coping, Unpaid Custodial Work, and Goop-y Wellness with Dr. Grace Farris M.D.||Cartoonist and physician Dr. Grace Farris M.D. is in the MILK Studio with Mallory. Dr. Farris graduated from Brown Medical School and completed her internal medicine residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She practiced as a hospitalist at...||3/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 28: Trendspotting, Corporate Spying, and Voicing Pharah with Fashion Dilettante Jen Cohn||Voiceover actress and fashion consultant Jen Cohn joins Mallory in the MILK Studio. Jen’s versatile voice can be heard on hundreds of commercials, cartoons, video games, promos, industrials, and books on tape. She currently is the voice of Pharah...||2/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 27: Film Fatales, Desert Runners, Motherland and Motherhood with Filmmaker Jennifer Steinman Sternin||Jennifer Steinman Sternin is an award-winning filmmaker with over 20 years of experience in television and film, and she joins Mallory in the MILK Studio. Jennifer talks about trusting the creative process to do its magic, growing up with strong...||2/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 26: Modern Loss IRL, Pastel Platitudes on Pillows, and the Richness of Living with Author Rebecca Soffer||Rebecca Soffer joins Mallory in the MILK Studio to talk about her book, “Modern Loss: Candid conversations about grief. Beginners welcome.” Rebecca is the CEO and co-founder of the website Modern Loss, which she founded with co-author Gabrielle...||1/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 25: Women Killing It, Willing It, Faking It and Making It with Podcast Host and Investigative Journalist Sally Hubbard||Sally Hubbard, Creator and Host of “Women Killing It” Podcast, joins Mallory in the MILK Studio. Through interviews and real-life storytelling, Sally’s mission is to create a movement of women celebrating successes and inspiring one another....||1/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 24: How Not to Hate Your Husband After Kids, Marriage Under a Microscope, and Cyndi Lauper’s Vintage Kitchen with Jancee Dunn||Jancee Dunn joins Mallory is in the MILK Studio to talk about her latest book, "How Not to Hate Your Husband After Kids." Jancee is the New York Times bestselling author of five books, including a memoir of her years at Rolling Stone, a book she...||12/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 23: Wedding Toasts, Gentrification and Gen X Mid Life Crises with Journalist Ada Calhoun||Ada Calhoun joins Mallory in the MILK Studio. Ada is the author of “Wedding Toasts I’ll Never Give,” a funny and poignant personal examination of marriage. In addition to this essay collection and her first book “St. Marks is Dead,” Ada...||12/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 22: Singing, Songwriting, Soul Searching and Social Justice with Nicole Alifante||Nicole Alifante joins Mallory in the MILK Studio. Nicole put a successful acting career on hold to raise her son, and is now pursuing music with a new sense of purpose. She and Mallory discuss epiphanies about racism and privilege, actively...||11/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 21: Secret World of Teenagers, The Bechdel Test, Sexuality and Casting with Actress Amy Hargreaves||Actress Amy Hargreaves joins Mallory in the MILK Studio. Currently starring in the popular “13 Reasons Why” series and in Showtime’s “Homeland,” Amy is also appearing in two fall films, “Super Dark Times” and “Wonderstruck.” Amy’s...||11/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 20: Bored, Brilliant and Werkin It with Podcast Host and Author Manoush Zomorodi||Note to Self Podcast Host Manoush Zomorodi joins Mallory in the MILK Studio and they talk being frazzled, switching between mom and non-mom identities, and how business trips are cool but are certainly not yoga retreats. In her new book, "Bored and...||10/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 19: Ghosts, Sex, Cancer and Revenge with Author Stephanie Gangi||Author Stephanie Gangi joins Mallory in the MILK studio to talk about her compulsively readable literary ghost story, “The Next.” Gangi's first novel, written at age 60, is a sexy, satisfying, whirlwind tale of a lover scorned, and of mothers,...||10/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 18: #Goals, Getting Out More, and Making Me Happen with Youth Coach Taayoo Murray||Youth Coach Taayoo Murray joins Mallory in the MILK studio to discuss how she and her kids set and meet goals, her work/mom ephiphany, and her book and coaching program “Making Me Happen.” Taayoo is motivated, positive, and ready to help tweens,...||9/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 17: Siri, Schedules, Sidekicks and Autism Spectrum Disorder with Journalist Judith Newman||Journalist Judith Newman joins Mallory in the MILK studio to talk about her new book "To Siri With Love: A Mother, Her Autistic Son, and The Kindness of Machines." Judith is the author of You Make Me Feel Like an Unnatural Woman, a columnist for The...||8/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 16: Tweens and Teens, The Trauma of Changing Schools, and Highlight Reels with Middle Grade Author Lisa Greenwald.||Lisa Greenwald joins Mallory in the MILK studio to talk about writing books for tweens and teens, fitting it all in as a mom and a writer, and not feeling guilty all the damn time. Hard! She has 2 new books out this summer, “Kale, My Ex, and Other...||7/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 15: The Gypsy Moth Summer, Los Angeles as Zoloft, and Writing for an Audience of One with Novelist Julia Fierro||Julia Fierro joins Mallory in the MILK studio to talk about her riveting new novel, “The Gypsy Moth Summer,” as well as her first book, “Cutting Teeth.” A graduate of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, Julia founded The Sackett Street Writers’ in..||7/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 14: Documenting Joy, Manifesting Love and Staying Present with Filmmaker Susannah Ludwig||Filmmaker and Producer Susannah Ludwig joins Mallory in the MILK studio to talk about making joyful documentaries, applying her producer hat to love, and embracing the darkness of uncertain health. We talk anxiety and positivity, and how those factors..||6/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 13: Closets, Clothes and Confidence with Fashion Stylist Alyssa Dineen||Personal Stylist Alyssa Dineen joins Mallory in the MILK studio to talk about how clothes can make the (+40) woman. Many of Alyssa's personal styling clients are mothers looking to find an identity post kids, and she shows them how to approach getting..||5/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 12: Lifelong Activism, Thinking Anthropologically, and Actual Facetime with Grandchilden with GMILK Dr. Alison Hall||Dr. Alison Hall is in the MILK studio with Mallory, continuing a conversation about work, family and passion from MILK Episode 11 with Alison's daughter, Juliana. Alison has made incredible sacrifices while leading by example in her own fascinating...||5/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 11: Helping Moms, Mom is Helping, and Trolling DJT with Dr. Juliana Sanchez Gebb||Dr. Juliana Sanchez Gebb is in the MILK studio talking to Mallory on International Women's Day. Juliana is an attending high-risk obstetrician in the Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and a mother...||4/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 10: Class, Race, Public School, Death, Sex, and Sisters with Author Lucinda Rosenfeld||Novelist Lucinda Rosenfeld joins Mallory in the MILK studio to talk about her latest novel, CLASS. A satirical look at life in Brooklyn's bubbly cauldron of privilege, need, guilt and self-righteousness, the book GOES THERE, and is an unflinching and...||4/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9 and 1/2: Encyclopedias of Ordinary Lives, Minivans and Childrens Books: Memories of Amy Krouse Rosenthal||A mini episode -- a monologue actually. Remembering Amy Krouse Rosenthal, author, creator, filmmaker, connector, mother, wife, daughter and friend. She wrote things, she read things, she made things and she did things, so many wonderful things. She...||3/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 9: Early Dotcom, Martha Stewart, and WTH is Life Coaching Anyway with Allison Task||Allison Task joins Mallory in the MILK Studio to talk about her career path from the early, heady dot com days, to cooking, writing cookbooks and TV hosting, and now to career and life coaching. Longtime friends Mal and Al remember their first year...||2/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 8: Activists, Artists, Educators and MILKS -- The Women Who Made New York with Journalist Julie Scelfo||Julie Scelfo, journalist and author of “The Women Who Made New York" is in the MILK studio with Mallory. A collection of written portraits of the Nasty Women who built this city, illustrated with flair by artist Hallie Heald, TWWMNY is a must read...||12/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 7: Drawing and Sharing the Mundane and Profound with Illustrator Samantha Dion Baker||Illustrator Samantha Dion Baker creates a page a day of hand drawn images and words in a series of beautiful sketch journals she then shares with her massive Instagram following. She's in the MILK studio talking about discipline, intimacy and...||12/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 6: Moms without Moms, Photographs and Memories with Photographer Marsha Lebedev Bernstein||Photographer Marsha Lebedev Bernstein on receiving fashion advice from her deceased mother, the constant urge to take pictures on the street, and instilling confidence in tween girls and senior citizens -- in the MILK Studio with Mallory.||11/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 5: Taking it Off and Giving Zero F**ks with actress Kelly Deadmon||Actress, Show Host, Real Estate Agent and mom Kelly Deadmon is in the MILK studio with Mallory, talking about nude scenes with Joshua Jackson on The Affair, how becoming a mom messed with her body and mind, and how humor is a salve.||10/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 04: Mom Drag, Packing Lunches, and The Ambition Decisions with Writer/Editor Elizabeth Wallace||Writer, editor and athleisure lover Elizabeth Wallace is in the MILK studio with Mallory. Liz is the co-author of the forthcoming book The Ambition Decisions: What Women Know About Work, Family, and the Path to Building a Life (Viking, 2018). Wallace...||10/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 03: Having It All (LOL), Mermaids and Books about Motherhood with Novelist Amy Shearn||Author/teacher/mother Amy Shearn in the house with Mallory. She multitasks like a mofo with heart, mind, and fantastic sense of humor. Her past novels include "The Mermaid of Brooklyn" and "How Far is the Ocean From Here." She is really fun to follow...||9/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 02: Making Space and Taking Action with Yogi Amanda Harding||Prema Yoga's Amanda Harding is in the studio with Mallory. They talk glitter jars, meditation, anxiety, and moving towards action. Amanda elegantly handles motherhood, her business, and creating a community within a community with grace and beauty,...||9/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 01: Motherhood, Music and Estuaries with Singer/Songwriter Jamie Leonhart||Mallory sits down with chanteuse Jamie Leonhart, the inaugural MILK Podcast guest, to talk about her recent one-women show, Estuary, which inspired Mallory to start MILK. Jamie talks working out her stuff on stage with her husband/musical director,...||8/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Fantastic Mom Salon
I'm finding this very inspiring. Mallory has terrific humor (of the self-depricating kind), is a modern mom in a modern marriage and is inviting artistic moms over to her space to talk about what they do -- how they do it -- where they fail, where they succeed. Mallory is a curator of interesting moms, and she has relaxed over-the-backyard fence conversations with them. Keeps it real, informative and inspiring. No judgement zone.
I'm loving it!!
Love this podcast!!! Particularly in these dark Trumpian days, I love listening to a podcast that celebrates strong women living their lives. The women (and Mallory herself), are interesting, funny, intelligent, lovely creatures. Their lives are chaotic and messy at times and it feels so good to listen to a show celebrating how they all keep it together while sometimes also having it fall apart. Very real and a great listen. I listen while I run which makes me feel like I'm running with friends while they tell me their intimate stories. Check it out...you won't be disappointed!
In my day women did not talk to each other about how they managed to work and basically do everything without any help at all from husbands who lived like guests in a hotel room. If we every saw someone who seemed to have everything together we felt inadequate and had no idea that they were often like the Wizard of Oz behind a screen peddling really fast. Thank you Mallory for broadcasting these stories of the real lives of women for all to hear.