48 episodes

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
    • 4.9, 226 Ratings

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.

    Not So Big Summer

    Not So Big Summer

    Jennifer Weiner, the fan favorite and longtime New York Times best-selling author returns to the podcast to chat with Shannon and Jordana about her quarantine bubble with bubbe, “zhuzhing” up her Zoom room, and why some people won’t wear a friggin’ mask. “It seems like such a basic thing to ask people to do. You put your shirt on and your shoes on when you go to the 7-Eleven, so now we’re going to wear masks!”
    Music:
    "Voicemail" by Khronos Beats
    "Funky and Groovy" by Unique Sound
    "Rewind Back" by Marscott
    "Best I Can" by Jasmine Jordan (ft. Habit Blcx)

    • 30 min
    How Not to Lose Your Shit

    How Not to Lose Your Shit

    Well, here we all are, on the cusp of a summer which for many of us will be with no camp, no vacation trips and few playdates --  but many, many opportunities to lose our shit with our kids. Carla Naumburg is a clinical social worker and the author of three parenting books. But the parenting book that was made for a pandemic is her most recent, How to Stop Losing Your Sh*t With Your Kids, which might be the ideal Father’s Day gift?
    Naumburg talks to Jordana and Shannon about stress “in the Q,” triggers for rage, and ways to recalibrate our response to those little darling children who somehow always know how to push our buttons.
    Music
    "Voicemail" by Khronos Beats
    "Sultry Glance" by Perfect Solution Music 
    "Funky and Groovy" by Unique Sound
    "Best I Can" by Jasmine Jordan ft. Habit Blcx

    • 38 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
226 Ratings

226 Ratings

Kiddynurse ,

June 18th

Welcome back!! My kids are grown, but still enjoyed the podcast about parents and quarantine. Lots of understanding and practical advice.

Blueravine72 ,

Fantastic!

Here’s my 5-star review :), guys!

Jordana and Shannon are so timely in all of their conversations. I always walk away from an episode, feeling knowledgeable and empowered. I’ve never been “into” podcasts until Call Your Mother and I am praying for more soon!

gotcheese567 ,

Love it!!

Love this podcast. Hoping they will continue. The always had interesting interviews.

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