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Shut Up Mommy's Talking

Sep 29, 2022

We kick off our Dad of the Month with New York Times bestselling author, essayist, and lecturer A.J. Jacobs! His hilarious immersive journalism had him literally living biblically for a year as well as experimenting with a lifestyle based on the U.S. Constitution. These two experiments had him stoning astrologists and...


Sep 22, 2022

Comedian Patty Rosborough joins the moms to talk about her journey in comedy, working with Jon Stewart, and raising two daughters. We ponder why women bosses can be the worst to other women after she shares her story of getting fired from Comedy Central when coming back from maternity leave. (We think that’s illegal...


Sep 15, 2022

Jillian Medoff, author of five acclaimed novels and mom of three, is with us discussing the dying art of reading. She has a rare gift of being able to write from many different perspectives. We talk about writing for yourself, and Jillian talks about the importance of a good agent who supports you creatively. Karen’s...


Sep 7, 2022

Comedian, producer, and mom Bari Alyse Rudin joins us for part two of her story. She shares how becoming a mom made her anxious with questions about her own mother. Each family member dealt with family trauma differently; Bari dove into working hard while her brother turned to drugs to numb the pain. Despite all the...


Aug 30, 2022

Comedian, producer, and mom Bari Alyse Rudin joins us in a funny and honest dialogue about coping with trauma. Witnessing her mom shoot herself at age three and being raised by her father left her with deep questions about her life path. Turning to comedy and years of therapy helped her raise two healthy boys. Both...