One Bad Mother

One Bad Mother is a comedy podcast hosted by Biz Ellis and Theresa Thorn about motherhood and how unnatural it sometimes is. We aren't all magical vessels!

Join us every week as we deal with the thrills and embarrassments of motherhood and strive for less judging and more laughing.

For booking and guest ideas, please email onebadmother@maximumfun.org.

One Bad Mother Episode 16: Support Systems, with guest Eleni Mandell

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One Bad Mother
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Eleni Mandell

Biz and Theresa discuss the need for support beyond our own partners and get some wisdom on the topic from singer-songwriter Eleni Mandell -- a single mom to twin toddlers conceived with the help of a sperm donor.

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Eleni Mandell's newest album, I Can See the Future, available on Amazon
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Show Music
Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Mom Song, Adira Amran, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)
Bun In The Oven, Eleni Mandell, I Can See The Future (elenimandell.com and available on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans (www.cornbreadted.comand available on iTunes)

One Bad Mother Episode 15: Father's Day, with guests Al Madrigal, Jesse Thorn, and Stefan Lawrence

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Al Madrigal
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Stefan Lawrence
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Jesse Thorn

On this Very Special Episode of One Bad Mother, Biz and Theresa celebrate Father's Day! We talk about our own dads and discover that despite every single television advertisement we've ever seen, all dads might not be total idiots.

We call Al Madrigal, comedian, Daily Show Correspondent, and one of the hosts of the podcast Minivan Men, to talk dad stuff and get some advice. We're also joined by our husbands for a Very Special genius and fail segment this week!

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Minivan Men, with Al Madrigal, Chris Spencer, and Maz Jobrani
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Show Music
Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
"But You Love Me, Daddy (with Jim Reeves)" by R. Stevie Moore (http://www.rsteviemoore.com/)
Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans (www.cornbreadted.com and available on iTunes)

One Bad Mother Episode 14: Don't Say Mommy Brain, with guest Anne Kreamer

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Anne Kreamer

Biz and Theresa speak with author Anne Kreamer about the science of emotions in the workplace and what happens to our brains after having a baby. And we decide that moms have SUPERBRAINS.

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It's Always Personal: Navigating Emotion in the New Workplace, By Anne Kreamer
Going Gray: What I Learned about Beauty, Sex, Work, Motherhood, Authenticity, and Everything Else That Really Matters, By Anne Kreamer
Anne's blog, Make Life Work
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Show Music
Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Mom Song, Adira Amran, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)
Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans (www.cornbreadted.com and available on iTunes)

Ep. 13: Pets and Kids

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One Bad Mother
Guests: 
Cynthia Silver

Biz and Theresa talk about our four-legged babies and all the ways they add joy and unwanted extra noise to our lives with our children. We also speak with actress, blogger, and mom, Cynthia Silver, about losing a pet and fighting reality television.

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Defending My Little Badass, by Cynthia Silver
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We'll keep you up-to-date on the launch of Cynthia's upcoming product line Baby In Tow, plus a discount code for OBM listeners.

Show Music
Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Ones and Zeros , Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Mom Song, Adira Amran, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)
Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans (www.cornbreadted.com and available on iTunes)

One Bad Mother Episode 12: Do You Even Like Playing With Your Kids? with guest Janelle Hanchett

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Janelle Hanchett

Biz and Theresa admit playing with our kids isn't always magical. We also talk with blogger Janelle Hanchett of RenegadeMothering.com.

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RenegadeMothering.com
I Became a Mother, and Died to Live, by Janelle Hanchett.
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Show Music
Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Ones and Zeros , Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Mom Song, Adira Amran, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)
Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans (www.cornbreadted.com and available on iTunes)

Ep. 11: Birth Stories

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WARNING! This week, Biz and Theresa share their birth stories. If you are even slightly hesitant to hear such personal details, we suggest you go with your instincts and listen to our Mother's Day episode...again. Otherwise, settle in to hear about the miracle of birth in explicit, disturbing detail.

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Show Music
Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Tight, Shayna Ferm and the Upper Deckers
Mom Song, Adira Amran, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans (www.cornbreadted.com and available on iTunes)

Ep. 10: Mother's Day

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Our Very Own Moms

Biz and Theresa get so sentimental talking about moms and motherhood that we decide to go straight to the source and call our own moms. (Oh, yeah -- and we spend some time blaming/threatening our husbands for not doing enough for us on Mother's Day! Of course.)

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Show Music
Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Anthem , Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Mom Song, Adira Amran, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)
Beehive, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans (www.cornbreadted.com and available on iTunes)

Ep. 9: Pregnancy: The First F%&#ing Trimester

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Alice Bradley

Biz and Theresa reveal some big news and (hint) talk about the first trimester of pregnancy! We also talk with Alice Bradley, one of the authors of Let's Panic About Babies!, who helps us understand what the heck is going on inside of our bodies right now and why IT'S NOT FUNNY AT ALL.

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Alice Bradley's Blog
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Let's Panic About Babies!, by Alice Bradley and Eden M. Kennedy

Show Music
Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Anthem , Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Mom Song, Adira Amran, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)
Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans (www.cornbreadted.com and available on iTunes)

Ep. 8: Making Time for Yourself

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Natasha aka LittlePinkMonster.com

Biz and Theresa discuss the ever-elusive notion of "time for yourself" and why it is so important (hint: it will keep you from killing everyone). We speak with super-crafty mom blogger Natasha of LittlePinkMonster.com who helps us learn that it isn't all about glitter and homemade cat bonnets but more about respecting your limitations and allowing yourself time for you.

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Show Music
Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Traveling Georgia Brown, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans (www.cornbreadted.com and available on iTunes)
Mom Song, Adira Amran, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)
Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans (www.cornbreadted.com and available on iTunes)

One Bad Mother Episode 7: Fear, with guest Lenore Skenazy

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Lenore Skenazy

Biz and Theresa share their fears as moms and talk to "The World's Worst Mom" Lenore Skenazy, host of FreeRangeKids.com and author of Free-Range Kids: How to Raise Safe, Self-Reliant Children Without Going Nuts with Worry. Lenore helps us realize what's actually causing us to be so fearful (hint: it isn't actual danger).

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Show Music
Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Anthem , Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Mom Song, Adira Amran, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)
Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans (www.cornbreadted.com and available on iTunes)