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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, being a parent and being 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, being a parent and being a person. We talk about NOT having it all. Not even close.

    MILK Podcast: Lost and Found, Season 3 Episode 9: You May Want to Marry Amy Krouse Rosenthal's Husband, Jason B. Rosenthal

    MILK Podcast: Lost and Found, Season 3 Episode 9: You May Want to Marry Amy Krouse Rosenthal's Husband, Jason B. Rosenthal

    Jason B. Rosenthal, author of “My Wife Said You May Want to Marry Me: A Memoir," is in the MILK Studio with Mallory. In March of 2017, beloved author Amy Krouse Rosenthal published an essay, about her love for her husband Jason, in the New York Times Modern Love column. Amy had been fighting late stage, aggressive ovarian cancer and ultimately died two weeks after the essay was published. The piece, "You May Want to Marry My Husband," had gone viral, touching millions of readers. Jason’s memoir is his response to Amy’s death, and to their lives as partners, parents, and explorers. Jason is the New York Times bestselling author of "Dear Boy," co-written by his daughter, Paris Rosenthal. He is the board chair of the Amy Krouse Rosenthal Foundation, which supports both childhood literacy and research in early detection of ovarian cancer. A lawyer, public speaker and devoted father of three, Jason is passionate about helping others to fill and expand their blank spaces, and to continue the intention and legacy of Amy’s life work. Amy was a MILK, and Jason is the first, and probably only, honorary non-MILK guest. Follow Jason @jasonbrosenthal on Instagram and the Amy Krouse Rosenthal Foundation at http://www. amykrouserosenthalfoundation.org

    • 46 min
    MILK Podcast: Lost and Found, Season 3 Episode 8: Home-Schooling, Home Teaching, Diversity Equity and Inclusion with Educator Nikki Turpin

    MILK Podcast: Lost and Found, Season 3 Episode 8: Home-Schooling, Home Teaching, Diversity Equity and Inclusion with Educator Nikki Turpin

    Educator Nikki Turpin is in the MILK Podcast Studio with Mallory. Nikki is a teacher at Nashoba Brooks School in Concord, MA and this fall will be the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion leader at an independent school in New England. She is the Programming Director for Robbins House, and African American Museum in Concord and leads the Youth In Philanthropy Program at Middlesex School for Foundation for MetroWest. Nikki has long held a passion for African-American history and recently presented at the Association of African American Museums, discussing the importance of telling the full stories of African-American female suffragists. She leads professional development workshops and leadership trainings for kids and adults as a diversity and inclusion consultant, and has worked in public, private, and independent education for over a decade. She has been closely observing the effects of distance learning as an educator, a spouse, and a parent, and shares thoughts about her own daughter's racial identity and how her and her husband are navigating their quarentine household of home schooling and working from home as teachers. Follow Nikki @naturpin on Instagram.

    • 54 min
    MILK Podcast: Lost and Found, Season 3, Episode 7: Ambition, Addiction and Tradgedy with "Smacked" Author Eilene Zimmerman

    MILK Podcast: Lost and Found, Season 3, Episode 7: Ambition, Addiction and Tradgedy with "Smacked" Author Eilene Zimmerman

    Journalist Eilene Zimmerman joins Mallory in the MILK Studio. Eilene is the author of SMACKED: A story of White Collar Ambition, Addiction, and Tradgedy, a deeply personal memoir about her husband Peter, who died after struggling with an addiction he kept secret from her and their two children. Beyond Eilene’s personal experience discovering Peter’s body and retracing his secretive and harrowing addiction story is her own examination of herself as a partner and as a woman, as well as a powerful, reported look at addiction, privilege, and comsumption in our culture. Eilene has been a journalist for three decades, covering business, technology and social issues for a wide array of national magazines and newspapers. She was a columnist for The New York Times Sunday Business section for many years and since 2004 has been a regular contributor to the newspaper. In 2017, Zimmerman also began pursuing a master’s degree in social work, which she is completing soon. She lives in New York City and can be found online at https://www.eilenezimmerman.com

    • 46 min
    MILK Podcast: Lost and Found, Season 3 Episode 6: Moms Have Time to Read Books, Host a Podcast and Amplify Authors with Zibby Owens

    MILK Podcast: Lost and Found, Season 3 Episode 6: Moms Have Time to Read Books, Host a Podcast and Amplify Authors with Zibby Owens

    Zibby Owens, is in the MILK Studio with Mallory, in a remote mom podcast to mom podcast host conversation. Zibby is the host of the award winning literary podcast Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books. A mother of four and a writer herself, Zibby has contributed to Redbook, Marie Claire, Parents, Huff Post, the New York Times online, What’s Up Moms, Kveller, Shape, SELF, and many other publications. She has been called “NYC’s Most Powerful Book-fluencer” by Vulture.com. Her podcast was selected as one of Oprah Magazine’s top 21 book podcasts in 2019. A graduate of Yale University and Harvard Business School, she previously worked at Unilever, idealab! and other start-ups. She currently lives in New York with her husband, Kyle Owens of Morning Moon Productions, and her four children, ages 5-12.
    Since the Covid-19 shelter in place began, Zibby has pivoted her podcast, her “in real life” author talks and literary salons, all online, created an online literary magazine called “We Found Time,” with original essays from her podcast guests, a Zoom live book club with authors and readers, and Instagram live chats with authors. Follow her on instagram @zibbyowens, and check out her podcast, writing and events at www.zibbyowens.com.

    • 33 min
    MILK Podcast: Lost and Found, Season 3 Episode 5: Sexual Assualt, Survivor Advocacy and Activism with Marissa Hochstetter

    MILK Podcast: Lost and Found, Season 3 Episode 5: Sexual Assualt, Survivor Advocacy and Activism with Marissa Hochstetter

    Activist Marissa Hoechstetter joins Mallory in the MILK Studio. Marissa is a survivor advocate who writes and speaks about sexually abusive doctors, enabling institutions, and corrupt politicians. She’s been fighting for change since her own reports of assault by an OB/GYN received inadequate responses from the medical system and law enforcement.
    Marissa spearheaded a successful campaign in New York City to allow patients to remove the names of abusive doctors from birth certificates. She has given testimony on medical abuse to lawmakers and medical boards, and she founded Reform the Sex Crimes Unit, a group calling for increased transparency and accountability within the Manhattan DA’s Sex Crimes Unit and Special Victims Bureau. She is also a member of RAINN’s Speakers Bureau and the Patient Safety Action Network’s Medical Board Roundtable. Marissa is a senior advancement and communications professional for non-profit organizations and lives with her family in Massachusetts. Follow her @mhoechstetter and reformthescu.com

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    MILK Podcast: Lost and Found, Season 3 Episode 4: Mystery, Motherhood, and Moving through Loss with Novelist Joanna Hershon

    MILK Podcast: Lost and Found, Season 3 Episode 4: Mystery, Motherhood, and Moving through Loss with Novelist Joanna Hershon

    Joanna Hershon is in the MILK Studio with Mallory, talking about her latest book, St. Ivo. ˆThey talk about a strange incident on the subway that happened to Joanna and prompted this book of fiction, about having children 9 years apart and about Joanna's former careers as playwright and actress. St. Ivo, a novel about two couples who reconnect after a loss, after a series of miscommunication and secrets, has received excellent reviews -- including a rave from the New York Times. Joanna is the also author of the novels Swimming, The Outside of August, The German Bride, and A Dual Inheritance. Her writing has appeared in Granta, The New York Times, One Story, Virginia Quarterly Review, and two literary anthologies, Brooklyn Was Mine and Freud’s Blind Spot. She is an adjunct assistant professor in the Creative Writing Department at Columbia University and lives in Brooklyn with her husband, the painter Derek Buckner, their twin sons, and their daughter. Follow her on instagram @JoannaHershon

    • 56 min

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