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Welcome to SpermCast, with actor, writer, and comedian Molly Hawkey. She wants a baby. The only problem is she's 40, single, and not exactly ready for motherhood. So she's on a quest - a quest for a sperm donor, and a quest for some personal growth. Each week you'll hear interviews with potential donors, but she'll also seek guidance from the pros: doctors, financial advisors, tarot card readers...whatever it takes. By the end of this series, if all goes according to plan, she'll find her donor and inseminate herself.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 574 Ratings

Welcome to SpermCast, with actor, writer, and comedian Molly Hawkey. She wants a baby. The only problem is she's 40, single, and not exactly ready for motherhood. So she's on a quest - a quest for a sperm donor, and a quest for some personal growth. Each week you'll hear interviews with potential donors, but she'll also seek guidance from the pros: doctors, financial advisors, tarot card readers...whatever it takes. By the end of this series, if all goes according to plan, she'll find her donor and inseminate herself.

    Breaktime

    Breaktime

    I'm takin' a wee break. I'll be back before you know it.
     
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    • 1 min
    My Nana, Jeanne Sharp

    My Nana, Jeanne Sharp

    My wonderful Nana.
     
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    • 43 min
    Got Milk? with Julie Bouchet Horwitz

    Got Milk? with Julie Bouchet Horwitz

    This week Molly talks with the fabulous Executive Director of the NY Milk Bank, Julie Bouchet Horwitz. We hear all about what lead Julie to become a board certified nurse practitioner and lactation consultant and finally, to co-create the NY Milk Bank. We learn about her international adoption, breastfeeding an adopted child, how the milk is screened and pasteurized, who donates milk and who needs milk. It's really fascinating. Plus, of course, Molly fills you in on her ups and downs.


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    Julie in Mothering Magazine
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    Want to vent? Need an ear? Email Molly at spermcast@gmail.com for fertility consultations.
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    • 52 min
    Two Ladies Crying

    Two Ladies Crying

    Do you like it when two grown women break into tears on and off for an hour? Then you’re gonna love this episode! Molly talks with new friend, Jami Rudofsky, all about fostering-to-adopt as a single lady. The rough parts. The incredible parts. The private parts. Jk. I wish. No private parts.
    lus Molly tries to explain her complicated genetic testing results.
     
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    • 59 min
    My Midwife

    My Midwife

    Molly's midwife Robin, who helped her through her TFMR in December, is retiring after 44 years of bringing babies into this world.


    Robin is a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM). She graduated from Columbia University with a bachelor’s degree in nursing 1977, and from SUNY Downstate Midwifery School in 1985. Thanks to years as a labor and delivery nurse, early contacts with pioneers in obstetrics as well as her own experience as a midwife, Robin has witnessed, and contributed to profound advancements in how women give birth.
     
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    • 58 min
    "Why Don't You Just Adopt?"

    "Why Don't You Just Adopt?"

    Molly's ready to start exploring her options for the future. So this week she talks with new friend, Katy Finn, a NY based adoptive mom to two boys, and gets the inside scoop on adoption. We learn about the family triad, transracial adoption, open adoption, home study, adoption language, money money money money, and cheese caves.


    If you've ever shared about your struggle to get pregnant, chances are you've been asked "why don't you just adopt"? As if it was easy. The truth is, the word just does not belong before the word adoption. You don't just decide to adopt and then go home with a baby. There's paperwork, advertising, legal fees, medical bills, home studies, tens of thousands of dollars and waiting. Lots and lots of waiting.


    Katy's blog: Our Family Triad
    Katy's Instagram
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574 Ratings

574 Ratings

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