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Hosted by Jordana Horn and Shannon Sarna. Call Your Mother takes on the sometimes happy, sometimes trying mess of parenting while Jewish. With equal doses of humor and candor, journalists Horn and Sarna (with eight kids between them) talk with comedians, writers, chefs, and other parents about everything from addiction to flatulence to anti-Semitism and ageism. Nothing's sacred. Nothing's taboo. For insight and perspective on the trials and rewards of being a parent today, tune in to Call Your Mother.

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    • Kids & Family

Hosted by Jordana Horn and Shannon Sarna. Call Your Mother takes on the sometimes happy, sometimes trying mess of parenting while Jewish. With equal doses of humor and candor, journalists Horn and Sarna (with eight kids between them) talk with comedians, writers, chefs, and other parents about everything from addiction to flatulence to anti-Semitism and ageism. Nothing's sacred. Nothing's taboo. For insight and perspective on the trials and rewards of being a parent today, tune in to Call Your Mother.

    The Second Snip

    The Second Snip

    A very special guest joins Jordana and Shannon for the last episode of Call Your Mother’s first season: Shannon’s husband Jonathan Goldberg, who shares the story of getting a vasectomy after the couple’s third child. The group talk about the theme of responsibility for birth control, while touching on everything from Japanese sex dolls to Fiddler on the Roof. The hosts call Simon Myerson in the United Kingdom, who shares his own vasectomy tale along with the immortal words, “attached to my junk.”

    • 30 min
    Vodkas & Latkes

    Vodkas & Latkes

    Jordana and Shannon talk with Alysia Reiner. Alysia is known for her roles in Orange Is The New Black and The Deuce, but she’s a woman who wears many hats. She talks with Jordana and Shannon about activism, Judaism, producing, her new projects and her unique take on the world in which we live. Plus Shannon shares a tale of a wedding toast gone awry, and Gram reveals her disdain for certain extracurricular activities and glitter. 

    • 30 min
    Borderline

    Borderline

    Jordana and Shannon recorded this episode at a live Jewish National Fund event in New Jersey, speaking with Israeli community center leader Michal Uziyahu about her life as a person and parent living in Israel next to the border with Gaza. She talks about red alerts, running for shelter, fears of balloons and kites -- and how she finds joy in living where she does. Plus Gram is a member of the studio audience.

    • 25 min
    Contagion

    Contagion

    Shannon is back from maternity leave, and this week she and Jordana (and Shannon’s new baby Jude) sit down with ultra-Orthodox nurse practitioner Blima Marcus. Marcus helped stop the measles outbreak of 2019 in religious communities, and talks about how to confront and combat the spread of misinformation -- whether about vaccines or anti-Semitism -- with education and compassion. Also, Gram shares her own personal experience with measles.

    • 21 min
    CYM Rewind: Modern Love

    CYM Rewind: Modern Love

    In this reboot of a summer episode, Jordana and Shannon talk with Jason Rosenthal. Jason’s wife Amy, a well-known author, wrote a viral piece in The New York Times entitled “You May Want To Marry My Husband,” which was published only days before Amy died of ovarian cancer. Jason talks about grief and loss, his new life in the wake of his wife and parenting the couple’s three children.

    • 28 min
    Red Flags

    Red Flags

    Jordana talks to Good Morning America’s chief medical correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton about her experience after Dr. Ashton’s long-time husband died by suicide. The two discuss the unique grief and blame cycle in the aftermath of suicide, as well as how Dr. Ashton managed her high-profile career during and in the wake of this life-changing event. Plus, Gram doesn’t pick up the phone -- but that’s okay.

    • 28 min

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