A reported show hosted by Katherine Goldstein about a new generation of working mothers. No parenting advice here, but rather three-dimensional stories that challenge ideas about our workplaces (from brothels to boardrooms) along with boundary-breaking conversations about our lives at home.
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While we’re hard at work on Season 3, check out this great new show, Labor: The social science on work, women, and motherhood. Journalists Elise Hu and Amy Westervelt dive into the research to help us understand how we got here and how we're gonna get out.Listen and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts: podlink.to/laborIf you are missing The Double Shift, become a member! We’re releasing members-only bonus episodes about working mom Covid-life. Go to thedoubleshift.com/join.
The Double Shift is still on hiatus, but while we dream big about Season 3, check out this new show from Planet Money creator, Adam Davidson, who sits down with people who’ve channeled their unique passions and interests into successful businesses.If you miss the Double Shift, consider membership! It starts at $5/mo. Right now, Katherine and producer Rachel McCarthy are talking about life with kids in the Covid era. To get access to this and other exclusive content, go to thedoubleshift.com/join.
Host Katherine Goldstein is joined live on stage at Betabrand in San Francisco by Inflection Point’s Lauren Schiller and Hana Baba from The Stoop podcast. We discuss the mental load, cross cultural pressures on mothers, and of course saying “F*ck it” to mom guilt.Thanks:Thirdlove: Go to Thirdlove.com/doubleshift for 15% off your first order of your perfect-fitting bra.Don’t forget to become a member of The Double Shift! Go to www.thedoubleshift.com/join. You can now gift a membership, to
Motherhood in America is not a game anyone is set up to win.
For our season finale, we talk to author Angela Garbes about the root of the deep pressures mothers feel in our society.
Resource: Like a Mother: A Feminist Guide to the Science and Culture of Pregnancy, by Angela Garbes. www.angelagarbes.com
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Host Katherine Goldstein talks candidly about some plot twists as she prepares for big changes in her own family. She also discusses how the themes of the season have influenced her, her maternity leave plans, and the future of The Double Shift. Thanks: Barkbox: Go to barkbox.com/DOUBLESHIFT for at free extra toy with your subscription.Honeybook: Go to honeybook.com/doubleshift for 50% your first year.Don’t forget to become a member of The Double Shift! It starts at $5/mo. thedoubleshift.com/joi
After giving birth to five children, Ted Rau now identifies as a transgender man, and he’s created a life outside the single family model by raising his kids in co-housing. His story presents a fascinating and nuanced take on community, gender and motherhood.Thanks to our sponsors:Go to YourSuper.com and get 15% off with promo code DOUBLESHIFT at checkout.Thanks for becoming a member of The Double Shift! Go to thedoubleshift.com/join to become a member today. It starts at $5/mo.
We've headed to Canada to highlight families making their own rules. First up, Sarah MacDonald, who's raising her kids with a queer man she found through a co-parenting "dating" site, and Natasha Bahkt and Lynda Collins, who've never been a couple and are parenting a child with special needs.Honeybook: Honeybook.com/doubleshift for 50% off your first year.Thrive Causemetics: Go to thrivecausemetics.com/doubleshift for 15% off first purchaseBecome a member! Go to thedoubleshift.com/join.
In Nataly Antar’s Orthrodox Jewish marriage, her husband worked while she cooked, cleaned, and took care of their young children. Nataly assumed her divorce would be just as traditional. She was wrong. In this episode, we explore what it means to be a "good" and fulfilled mother when you have no legal custody over your own children.Thirdlove: Go to Thirdlove.com/doubleshift for 15% off your first order.Rothys: Go to Rothys.com/doubleshift to get your new favorite flats.
Maria Ramirez was a straight-A high school senior gunning for the Ivy League when she found out she was pregnant. Her journey to college graduation was filled with huge personal and financial obstacles, until she found a program that viewed motherhood as a role to be supported, not stigmatized.Our Sponsors:For 15% off, go to YourSuper.com and use the code DOUBLESHIFTHoneybook.com/doubleshift for 50% your first year.
In Season 1 we dove into work and careers, but no one’s work life is going to change if our home lives are stuck in the past. This season we’re bringing you six episodes of boundary-breaking conversations that present bold new ideas for our lives.
Ideas are coming at you every day from all directions. How can you process it all? You can start with The Next Big Idea. Host Rufus Griscom and legendary thought leaders Malcolm Gladwell, Adam Grant, Dan Pink, and Susan Cain, will be your personal “idea” curators. Open your mind and get ready for something big, because the right idea--at the right moment--has the power to transform your life. Listen now on http://wondery.fm/TNBIDoubleShift
If you loved Ep. 10 on family leave, check out this episode of Inflection Point with Lauren Schiller, a show about how women rise up. She’s joined by Katie Bethell, founder of Paid Leave for the US.Katherine’s coming to the Bay area! Get tix to F*ck Mom Guilt Live! Oakland Aug 14th https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fck-mom-guilt-world-tour-with-the-double-shift-in-oakland-tickets-65054768564, SF Aug 15th https://www.eventbrite.com/e/betabrand-podcast-theatre-fck-mom-guilt-tickets-64385208893?aff=erelexpm
We’re still on break working hard on Season 2, but in the meantime, check out this preview from our friends at Unladylike, a show about gender rules and the people who break them. This episode features Hillary Frank discussing a topic dear to us: the special misogyny reserved for working mothers. Subscribe to Unladylike today!Also: become a member of The Double Shift to get additional content. Go to thedoubleshift.com/join. It’s $5/month.
The paid family leave situation in America is so bad, mothers are conditioned to think that we’re “lucky” to get ANY time off at all. Erin Grau was a New York Times employee who wasn’t satisfied with “good enough” parental leave. So she fought to make it better for everyone at her company.Become a member of The Double Shift for $5/mo. Go to thedoubleshift.com/joinTakecareof.com: For 25% off your first month Care/of vitamins with the code DoubleShift30.Storyworth.com/DoubleShift for
Angelica Lindsey-Ali is the mother of four and a sex educator. She’s also a practicing Muslim who travels around the country with a bag full of rainbow dildos teaching mothers that a sexually awakened woman is a powerful woman.... And the best “self care” of all might just be really mind-blowing sex.To get bonus content on this episode, become a member for $5/mo. thedoubleshift.com/join.To order your free home try-ons to go Warbyparker.com/doubleshift.
How to recapture the revolutionary spirit of Mother’s Day. Plus, to become a founding member of The Double Shift, go to thedoubleshift.com/join. Our op-ed: https://medium.com/critical-frequency/lets-return-mother-s-day-to-its-revolutionary-roots-with-the-invisible-labor-calculator-7906e5d40bdeSponsors: ThirdLove: For 15% your first order, Thirdlove.com/doubleshift Myro: For 50% and to get started for just $5, mymyro.com/doubleshift promo code Doubleshift
Most offices in America are still built by men, for men. Because of this, Tiffany Frye couldn't find any work and childcare arrangement that worked for her. So she built her own. We visit Nido, a workspace in North Carolina that puts the needs of mothers and children first.Episode Sponsor:For $50 off your first box of Green Chef, go to GreenChef.us/doubleshift.
Host Katherine Goldstein was dedicating her career to covering issues facing working moms when her own personal and work life came messily crashing together. Recorded as an audio diary, Katherine shares a very personal story about family, ambition, and loss.ThirdLove: Go to Thirdlove.com/doubleshift for 15% off your first purchase of a perfect-fitting bra.Care.com: To save 30% off a premium membership, go to care.com/doubleshift
Our "Mamas of the Brothels" episode took a lot to pull off. We tell some of the wild, behind-the-scenes stories about how this story about sex worker moms almost fell apart. Executive Producer Sarah Ventre shares how she pulled the story together by "brothel hopping" in a Tony Soprano car.
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 of being a working mom when your office is a legal brothel.For 15% of your first purchase of a perfect fitting bra, go to thirdlove.com/doubleshift.For $75 off your 1st order of a Molekule air filter, visit Molekule.com & at checkout enter DOUBLESHIFT.
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 a candidate with three little kids.Ep Sponsors: For 25% off your 1st month of personalized Care/of vitamins, go to TakeCareOf.com and enter DoubleShiftCatch a brand-new PAW Patrol on March 15th on Nickelodeon at 12/11c, followed by Top Wing at 12:30.
Nydia Sanchez runs an overnight, 24-hour child care center in Las Vegas. Many of her clients are single moms who work in casinos, or as waitresses, nurses and dancers. We visit to see how Nydia serves a group of moms that many bosses, politicians, and daycare owners just don’t think about.Episode Sponsors Simple Health - Waive the $20 prescription fee at simplehealth.com/doubleshift or enter doubleshift at checkout.LOLA - 40% off all subscriptions, mylola.com enter DOUBLESHIFT at checkout.
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 fulfilling professional life after you have a kid? Episode sponsors: Audible - Free 30-day trial at audible.com/doubleshift or text DOUBLESHIFT to 500500 GreenChef - $50 off first box at greenchef.us/doubleshift
Welcome to The Double Shift, the show about women who are challenging how society sees mothers and how we see ourselves.