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I’m Mallory Kasdan: writer, voice actor, mom, and host of MILK Podcast: Moms I’d Like (to) Know. My guests are sharp, groovy, inspiring women who happen to be moms, and they are passionate about career, culture, and the lives and losses of being a parent and a person. We talk about NOT having it all. Not even close.

MILK Podcast: Moms I'd Like to Know Mallory Kasdan

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I’m Mallory Kasdan: writer, voice actor, mom, and host of MILK Podcast: Moms I’d Like (to) Know. My guests are sharp, groovy, inspiring women who happen to be moms, and they are passionate about career, culture, and the lives and losses of being a parent and a person. We talk about NOT having it all. Not even close.

    MILK Podcast: Lost and Found, Season 3 Episode 1: Midlife Limbo, Death, Dogs and Separation Anxiety with Author Laura Zigman

    MILK Podcast: Lost and Found, Season 3 Episode 1: Midlife Limbo, Death, Dogs and Separation Anxiety with Author Laura Zigman

    Laura Zigman joins Mallory in the MILK Studio to talk about her new novel "Separation Anxiety," some difficult creative and personal years that led to the book's publication and about how we talk about women's midlife crises. The author of Animal Husbandry, Dating Big Bird, Piece of Work, and Her, a contributor to the New York Times and many other publications, and a ghost writer of books she can't tell you about, Laura's writing is a gift for this moment in time. She writes from a truthful, humorous and chaotic place that lays bare the secret of adulthood: that most of us have no idea what the hell is going on. Laura opens MILK Podcast Season 3 with her story of losses and of finding her way through them. Follow her writing @LauraZigman on IG and buy her novel ASAP.

    • 45 min
    MILK Podcast: Lost and Found, Season 3 Trailer

    MILK Podcast: Lost and Found, Season 3 Trailer

    It's March of 2020. I'm in my house with my kids and we are on Day 9 of Corana Virus Life. I'm trying to do what's normal, which is to amplify conversations of moms i'd like to know, MILKS. For season 3 of the MILK Podcast, I'm moving from The Loss Seaosn, to look beyond the loss, to the found, I've interviewed authors, an activist, an ex-actor turned wellness celebrity and a psychiatrist who specializes in parenting through anxiety. Good people to know! Check them out, and more, coming soon on Season 3 of The MILK Podcast, Lost and Found.

    • 2 min
    MILK Podcast: The Loss Season, Episode 12: Banksy Angels, Frolicking Dolphins, and Our Friend Heather

    MILK Podcast: The Loss Season, Episode 12: Banksy Angels, Frolicking Dolphins, and Our Friend Heather

    Mallory is joined in the MILK Studio by Moms She Already Knows: Veracelle, Lindsay, Kerri, Meg, Leslie and Stephanie discuss the loss of their dear friend, Heather Wheat Tilev, who died in February of 2019. The culmination of The Loss Season explores how grief can manifest in a tight tribe of women, and Mallory talks to the MILKs about Heather's life and death. Heather's recent loss has devastated the group, as well as her family and community, and the women speak to Mallory, in interviews over the past 9 months, about her life, her work, her vibe, and her legacy. They remember trips they took, running into her other on the street, laughing over a text -- all the mundane things one does not realizing it will be the last time. They also speak honestly about the variety of ways they cope, and how motherhood is the ultimate lens for loss. 

    • 52 min
    MILK Podcast: The Loss Season, Episode 11: Losing Your Parents, Finding Your Way, Book Clubs, Memoirs and Old Friends with Writer Dina Bryk Pearl

    MILK Podcast: The Loss Season, Episode 11: Losing Your Parents, Finding Your Way, Book Clubs, Memoirs and Old Friends with Writer Dina Bryk Pearl

    Dina Bryk Pearl joins Mallory in the MILK Studio. Dina is a former strategy consultant, a graduate of Cornell University and Columbia Business School, and a mother to three kids. Dina’s parents, Sy and Carol Bryk, passed away in quick succession at the end of Dina’s twenties. Despite the depth and heartbreak of those losses, Dina used the strong relationships she had with them to find her way through the grief, while beginning a new life as a wife and mother. Several years ago, then in her 40’s, Dina took a writing workshop and wrote "Raised," a deeply felt memoir about losing her parents at a formative age. The book explores of the foundation of love, honesty, and humor she absorbed from her late parents, and how Dina has found the strength and wisdom to parent her own children and herself. 

    • 1 hr 1 min
    MILK Podcast: The Loss Season, Episode 10: Love and Conflict in Female Friendships, The Shedding of Selves, and #ClogLife with Author Lauren Mechling

    MILK Podcast: The Loss Season, Episode 10: Love and Conflict in Female Friendships, The Shedding of Selves, and #ClogLife with Author Lauren Mechling

    Lauren Mechling joins Mallory in the MILK Studio to discuss her novel “How Could She.” They talk about losing jobs and changing friendships, how clogs played a surprise role in cultivating a creative community, about podcasts and the joys of female-only dinner parties. Lauren has written for The New York Times. The Wall Street Journal, Slate, The New Yorker online and Vogue, where she writes a regular book column. She’s worked as a crime reporter and metro columnist for The New York Sun, a young adult novelist, and a features editor at The Wall Street Journal. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children. Learn more at www.laurenmechling.com.

    • 54 min
    MILK Podcast: The Loss Season, Episode 9: Frogs with Feelings, Dealing with Divorce, Blending Families and Other Transitions with Children’s Book Author Nadine Haruni

    MILK Podcast: The Loss Season, Episode 9: Frogs with Feelings, Dealing with Divorce, Blending Families and Other Transitions with Children’s Book Author Nadine Haruni

    Children’s Book Author Nadine Haruni joins Mallory in the MILK Studio.
    Nadine is the author of the Freeda the Frog™ children’s book series, which follows a frog family as they encounter various life issues, including divorce, blending families, transitioning to a new town, and the death of a loved one. These books are for parents, educators and psychologists to open up a conversations with kids about difficult real life events, and have all won the Gold Mom’s Choice Award for excellence in the picture book category.
    Nadine has gone through a divorce herself and is now re-married with five children. Aside from writing, she also teaches restorative yoga and is a practicing attorney. The Freeda The Frog books are sold on various websites (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Target, Walmart, Books A Million), and can also be found in select Barnes & Noble and other bookshops. More information about her books, froggy interviews and news & events can be found at www.freedathefrog.com. Follow Freeda on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter @freedathefrog.

    • 47 min

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