The Double Shift
By Critical Frequency
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A reported, narrative show hosted by Katherine Goldstein about a new generation of working mothers—not parenting, not kids, but the real, three-dimensional stories of mothers from the campaign trail to the legal brothels of Nevada and everywhere in between.
||ExplicitMamas of the Brothels||Natasha Star is one of the highest-earning sex workers at The Sagebrush Ranch in Lyon County, Nevada. She's also a mom to a five year-old son. In this episode we talk to moms, a madam at The Mustang Ranch, and experts to explore the perks and pitfalls..||3/25/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Candidate Who Carpools||Ashton Clemmons didn't think the voice of mothers was well represented in North Carolina's state government. So in 2018, she was one of the unprecedented number of women who ran for office. This intimate story gives a real look at what it's like to be..||3/11/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNight Shift in Sin City||Nydia Sanchez runs one of Las Vegas' only overnight, 24-hour child care centers, serving 108 kids. Many of her clients are single moms who work in casinos, and as waitresses, nurses and dancers. We visit to find out how Nydia keeps her business...||2/25/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPunk Rock Rabbi||For over 10 years, Louisa Rachel Solomon has been the frontwoman for the rock band, The Shondes. She hasn't let pregnancy or parenthood slow her down. But she's now staring down a big existential question: How do you continue to have a creative and...||2/11/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIntroducing The Double Shift||Welcome to The Double Shift, the show about women who are challenging how society sees mothers and how we see ourselves.||1/21/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
Refreshing tone for 2019
Just binged all available episodes and can’t wait for more! Example of the kind of talk here that I don’t hear elsewhere (paraphrasing), “I was more concerned about the damage it would cause my child if I was depressed about not going down water slides than about any about damage going down the water slide would do to my unborn baby.” Or, a punk rabbi mom whose mission is to give people hope and strength so they can fight political battles? More real talk for 2019!
Can’t wait for the next one!
I really enjoy hearing from a variety of women who are following their passions. Definitely inspiring for me when I think about my future and how I want the career of my dreams and to be a mom.
Not your typical “work-life balance” talk
I'm really enjoying this new podcast, The Double Shift by Katherine Goldstein, and the third episode in particular. Katherine isn't doing the usual stuff on "trying to find balance" - in the 3rd episode, for example, she follows a young mother of 3 who was already a superstar in her education career, and then chose to run as a candidate in the most recent election. Katherine's interview helps us glean great insight into both current-day work-family dilemmas and decisions, what it means to take risks these days and how women are managing these important career risks to match their interests and values.