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The Double Shift is a narrative show that challenges the status quo of motherhood in America, hosted by Katherine Goldstein and Angela Garbes.
For the latest on The Double Shift's newsletter and community that's a social change laboratory for moms, go to thedoubleshift.com and sign up for our newsletter.

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    • Kids & Family
    • 4.7 • 429 Ratings

The Double Shift is a narrative show that challenges the status quo of motherhood in America, hosted by Katherine Goldstein and Angela Garbes.
For the latest on The Double Shift's newsletter and community that's a social change laboratory for moms, go to thedoubleshift.com and sign up for our newsletter.

    Announcing... The Double Shift’s Next Chapter

    Announcing... The Double Shift’s Next Chapter

    It’s been a minute since you’ve heard from us, but Katherine is excited to share news about the next chapter of The Double Shift, a newsletter and community that’s a social change laboratory for moms. The Double Shift has always been more than a podcast, and we're embracing our membership community as a place for building connections around political, social and workplace change, transforming families and building a more just future for everyone. We believe in:
    Solidarity — not advice
    Bold ideas — not life hacks
    Curiosity — not judgment
    Thoughtful research and analysis — not uninformed flame throwing
    Membership starts at $7/mo, and members get:
    An audio version of the newsletter to listen to on your favorite player
    The ability to comment on public posts and members-only private threads
    Access to members-only hangouts on Zoom (and in person!)

    This is the start of the list. More benefits coming, based on member feedback.
    https://www.thedoubleshift.com/welcome-the-the-relaunched-double-shift/ (Read the full announcement post here! )
    http://www.thedoubleshift.com/join (Your paying membership )allows this to be one of the very-few non-corporate spaces left on the mom-internet.
    To sign up for our http://www.thedoubleshift.com/newsletter (revamped newsletter) full of reporting about the forces that shape family life in America and challenging the status quo of motherhood, go to https://www.thedoubleshift.com/newsletter (thedoubleshift.com/newsletter).
    To see all the member benefits, join the community or upgrade your membership go to https://www.thedoubleshift.com/join (thedoubleshift.com/join.)
    If you’d like a donated membership email, askthedoubleshift@gmail.com.
    Our next virtual hangout is July 20th at 3pm EST. It’s titled Workplace Revolution w/Erin Grau, who’s the co-founder and COO of Charter Works. To listen to Erin on the Double Shift, listen to "https://www.thedoubleshift.com/episode-10-paid-leave-we-can-do-better-05-2019-c2rdl/ (Paid Leave, We Can Do Better,)" and the followuphttps://www.thedoubleshift.com/building-a-movement-for-paid-leave/ ( episode we made about Double Shifters) who were galvanized to advocate for better family policies by listening to Erin's story. To celebrate our relaunch, this event is open to all. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/10zdLQ3eSjDzOefo46AmNfzh_A5wSMXAVUReqsqlgFps/edit (RSVP here. )

    • 9 min
    This is Not Goodbye

    This is Not Goodbye

    The Double Shift podcast launched three years ago to share the real stories of motherhood in America, and radically explore the social forces that make being a mom so challenging.
    We’ve brought you stories from inside brothels and a 24-hour childcare center; we’ve confronted capitalism, patriarchy, and the idealized myth of nuclear family; we opened up conversations about mental health and its stigma and amplified the voices of people often left out of conversations about motherhood; and we’ve gone deep on the experiences of moms and caregivers during the pandemic.
    Along the way we’ve reframed the conversation about motherhood and built a community of folks who aren’t only listening, but also supporting each other and taking action to make their communities better.
    While the podcast in this format will be on indefinite hiatus, our work is just getting started. We’ll be investing time and energy into our free weekly newsletter, led by Katherine, about the forces that shape family life in America, filled with reporting and storytelling. Sign up here: thedoubleshift.com/newsletter
    We’re also nourishing our robust member community with hangouts, audio newsletters, and more. Please join us and support our ongoing mission! It starts at $5/mo. Go to thedoubleshift.com/join.
    THANK YOU with our whole hearts for being part of The Double Shift.
    In case you’d like to go down memory lane, here’s a playlist of some of our favorite episodes over the last 3 years.
    Pre-order Angela’s book, Essential Labor: Mothering as Social Change.
    Read this week's newsletter: 5 Things I've Learned as a Pandemic Mom and Podcast Business Lady

    THANKS
    To learn more about how Cohousing ABQ can become your village, go to www.cohousingabq.org/thedoubleshift.

    • 46 min
    The Check’s Not in the Mail

    The Check’s Not in the Mail

    For six months last year, tens of millions of families could count on consistent, predictable support from their government to help defray the steep financial cost of raising a child in this country.
    We hear from moms about how these monthly Child Tax Credit checks helped them support their families, move forward in their careers, make change in their communities, and reduce the psychological trauma of trying to raise a family while living in a constant state of precarity.… and about what life is like now that the payments have ended.
    Oh, and one guest’s CTC-supported success story has THE most dysfunctional American twist … take a listen.

    Our Thanks to The Better Life Lab at New America for their support with this episode.

    If you haven’t signed up for our newsletter, PLEASE sign up here:
    https://www.thedoubleshift.com/newsletter. This is the best way for us to stay in touch with you about the future plans we have cooking.

    If The Double Shift podcast has meant something to you personally or had an impact on your life, we’d love to hear about it. You can send us an email or a voice memo recorded on your phone to askthedoubleshift@gmail.com, and we may use it in our upcoming episode.

    Thanks:
    To learn more about how Cohousing ABQ can become your village, go to www.cohousingabq.org/thedoubleshift.

    • 46 min
    Building a Movement for Paid Leave

    Building a Movement for Paid Leave

    Changing workplaces to make them substantially better for moms and caregivers is, in fact, possible.
    Inspired by our show on paid family leave back in 2019, we hear from some Double Shift listeners who fiercely advocated for -- and got -- better paid family leave at their companies.
    We are closer than ever before to getting federally funded paid leave for everyone. This is so important, but it’s just one part of an ongoing movement. Today’s episode offers encouragement, some playbook tactics, some real world examples, and something we all need right now -- hope.
    Subscribe to our newsletter: www.thedoubleshift.com/newsletter, and become a member to support our show. www.thedoubleshift.com/join.
    Listen to our episode from 2019, Paid Leave, We Can Do Better.

    Subscribe to our newsletter: www.thedoubleshift.com/newsletter, and become a member to support our show. www.thedoubleshift.com/join.

    Listen to our episode from 2019, Paid Leave, We Can Do Better.

    Thanks
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    Listen to White Picket Fence Season 2, wherever you get your podcasts.

    Information and Resources:
    “Where are the Mothers?” Read host Katherine Goldstein’s original reporting about how the women at the New York Times improved their parental leave.
    Making the case for parental leave:

    “5 Ways to Explain the Urgent Need for Paid Family Leave.”

    “The Economic Benefits of Paid Parental Leave.”

    “Wal-Mart and Now Starbucks: Why More Big Companies are Offering Paid Family Leave.”


    Read The NYTimes Parenting Section’s Guide to negotiating for parental leave:

    “How to Ask for Parental Leave When You’re an Hourly Worker”

    “How Freelancing Parents Can Create Maternity or Paternity Leave.”

    “How to Ask for Maternity or Paternity Leave When Your Company Has No Policy.”


    Additional organizations that support family leave advocacy:


    Paid Leave US is a national advocacy organization aimed at getting national paid family leave by 2022. Check out their FAQ, templates for getting better workplace policies and a cost benefit analysis resource.


    A Better Balance has tons of resources on knowing your rights around family leave, pregnancy and more.


    National Domestic Workers Alliance has an online platform for paid leave for domestic workers.


    Get in touch with Erin Grau on LinkedIn, or email her at e@charterworks.com.
    Check out The Chamber of Mothers, and get involved.
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    • 45 min
    Pro-Mother, Pro-Abortion

    Pro-Mother, Pro-Abortion

    Here at the Double Shift, we love to dismantle stigma through storytelling. So our guest this episode, Kenya Martin (aka "Abortion Diva"), speaks to our souls. Kenya is a former abortion clinic counselor in Texas, current activist, and a mom, who shed the shame she felt about her own abortions and became "loud and proud" about them to help other people feel less alone.
    As we grapple with Texas’ new abortion restriction law, and the looming Supreme Court decisions that could force more people into parenthood, Kenya talks about how reproductive freedom and economic justice are inherently intertwined, how abortion providers save lives, and her belief that any reason is a good reason to have an abortion.
    Angela and Katherine also share their own reproductive health experiences and why they've both become even more pro-abortion since becoming mothers. And, we hear from a listener -- on the cusp of becoming part of the 59% of abortion patients that have already had at least one child -- about how the challenges of parenting in the US are impacting her abortion decision.

    Notes:
    Angela recommends the book, Reproductive justice by Loretta Ross and Ricky Salinger.

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    • 50 min
    “Good Moms” and the COVID Vaccine

    “Good Moms” and the COVID Vaccine

    COVID vaccinations for five to 11 year olds are here, and for so many parents and caregivers this moment could not have come soon enough. Others are taking a wait-and-see approach, including many moms who are vaccinated themselves but may feel anxiety about the COVID vaccine when it comes to their kids... and they don't necessarily have access to a doctor or health care worker who can help them sort through the information -- and emotion -- overload that dovetails with socially imposed expectations on what it means to be a “good mom.”
    Katherine has got you covered. She talks with her great friend AND trusted advisor, board certified family physician Dr. Liz Baltaro, about the science on kids and the COVID vaccine, and about the swirling vortex of “vaccine anxiety:” The worry many moms feel when making these weighty decisions about their children’s safety. Dr. Liz fields questions from you, our listeners, and brings calm to the chaos. Even if you are on board with getting your kids the shot, this episode may answer some important, lingering questions you have and will help you better understand those in your life who aren’t quite sold.

    Thanks to our Sponsors
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    Some Helpful Resources:
    Pfizer study on vaccines for ages 5-11 measures vaccines ability to neutralize antibody responses
    The risk of myocarditis is higher from COVID than from the COVID vaccine --The New England Journal of Medicine
    The official CDC guidance on vaccines for kids and teens
    American Academy of Pediatrics FAQs of the COVID Vaccine
    Answers to your Questions About the COVID Vaccine and Kids -- NYTimes

    Research cited in this episode was based on information available as of October 2021. Research on the impact of the covid vaccine on children is being updated regularly -- check the CDC web page for children and teens for the most recent information on vaccine safety and effectiveness.

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
429 Ratings

429 Ratings

newswoman007 ,

Hope for only a short pause

It’s heart breaking to hear such a great podcast not being able to continue its meaningful work because it isn’t sustainable. While shows much lousier and meaningless get to keep producing.

I can only hope this is a beginning for more in depth conversations on how we need to fight for societies that enable women to succeed at work without being demanded to prioritize home demands like childcare. I am one who will make sure her sons will one day be men who not only support but ensure equity result in their work whatever they may be.

Schumann woman ,

Perspective

This podcast is incredible! How wrong were those first potential investors that passed on Katherine Goldstein when she pitched it to them. THANK YOU Katherine for following through, going with your gut and bringing this out to the world. Having a second baby has been quite a rough adjustment but when listening to this, it gives me so much perspective and I not only realize I have it pretty good but that I’m not the only one struggling some days 🙌🏻💕 moms and parents- share!

heqjsch ,

Amazing

This is the best podcast in the world. I can’t stop listening too it. It is music to my ears.

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