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Rated one of the top 10 #mompods by Podcast Magazine: Broadway Moms, Cara Cooper and Jessica Rush have returned for season three of their hit podcast, Mamas Talkin' Loud. Whether it’s a light-hearted chat, their series with special needs mothers (co-host Cara Cooper is one herself), or the months of content celebrating Int’l Women’s Month, Black History Month & PRIDE, many Tony winners and Broadway stars have graciously joined them ‘in the dressing room’ to share their stories. Whether discussing the motherhood journey, exploring the struggles (and joys) of being a mother in the Arts, and what can be done to make substantial changes to the industry to support parenthood across the board, these intimate and unfiltered conversations with the mamas have inspired listeners from all walks of life, building a community of support and comfort, throughout lockdown and now as we return.
Listen, follow & purchase merchandise from the Mamas on Instagram @mamastalkinloud, twitter @mamastalkinpod & their website www.mamastalkinloud.com
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Mamas Talkin' Loud Broadway Podcast Network

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.8 • 103 Ratings

Rated one of the top 10 #mompods by Podcast Magazine: Broadway Moms, Cara Cooper and Jessica Rush have returned for season three of their hit podcast, Mamas Talkin' Loud. Whether it’s a light-hearted chat, their series with special needs mothers (co-host Cara Cooper is one herself), or the months of content celebrating Int’l Women’s Month, Black History Month & PRIDE, many Tony winners and Broadway stars have graciously joined them ‘in the dressing room’ to share their stories. Whether discussing the motherhood journey, exploring the struggles (and joys) of being a mother in the Arts, and what can be done to make substantial changes to the industry to support parenthood across the board, these intimate and unfiltered conversations with the mamas have inspired listeners from all walks of life, building a community of support and comfort, throughout lockdown and now as we return.
Listen, follow & purchase merchandise from the Mamas on Instagram @mamastalkinloud, twitter @mamastalkinpod & their website www.mamastalkinloud.com
Thanks for listening! We hope you'll rate & review us and help us amplify the stories of the working mom.

    BONUS-LIVE from the 'How to Dance in Ohio' Red Carpet

    BONUS-LIVE from the 'How to Dance in Ohio' Red Carpet

    We're back!! (kind of)... This special bonus episode is coming to you live from the red carpet at the opening night of Broadway's "How to Dance in Ohio".
    "How to Dance in Ohio" is a heartwarming musical based on a true story. It follows a group of young adults on the autism spectrum who attend a group counseling center in Columbus, Ohio. As they prepare for a spring formal dance, a major rite of passage for many teenagers, they navigate their anxieties, hopes, and dreams about love, independence, and fitting in. Through humor, music, and genuine connection, the characters overcome their challenges and discover the courage to step outside their comfort zones. The show is praised for its uplifting message, its celebration of neurodiversity, and its talented cast, which features seven autistic actors. So, it's not just about learning to dance, but about embracing individuality, facing fears, and finding your place in the world.

    This episode features Paula Abdul, Conor Tague, Desmond Luis Edward, Amelia Fei, Imani Russell, Ashley Wool, Alex Brightman, Jessica Vosk, Andy Karl, Orfeh, Ingrid Michaelson and Will Chase.
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    • 30 min
    Caissie Levy, Reigning Mama

    Caissie Levy, Reigning Mama

    As she comes to the end of her 2 year reign, Queen Elsa herself, Caissie Levy, joins us to talk about what it has meant to play one of the most iconic Disney princesses while being a mother. We talk everything from her journey as the mama of a preemie, to managing a toddler meltdown via facetime while simultaneously changing into “THE dress” and preparing to sing “Let it Go”, to knowing what to ask for when you are offered a job, and, most importantly, not being afraid to proudly wear your mom crown.
    Find more info about the podcast via BroadwayPodcastNetwork.com/mamas. 
    Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales.
    Edited by Derek Gunther.
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    • 51 min
    Elizabeth Stanley, Stay Open, Stay Curious - Part 3

    Elizabeth Stanley, Stay Open, Stay Curious - Part 3

    The last time we spoke to Elizabeth Stanley she was deep in the world of new motherhood, pumping in the bathroom at the Tony Awards and preparing to return to her Tony Nominated starring role in Jagged Little Pill. Today she joins us to discuss what it was like to job share on Broadway, the emotional whiplash that omicron brought and how she is learning to balance her career and motherhood moving forward. 
    Find more info about the podcast via BPN.fm/mamas. 
    Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales.
    Edited by Cara Cooper
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    • 44 min
    Myra Lucretia Taylor, NaTasha Yvette Williams, & Katie Webber, Proud Mamas

    Myra Lucretia Taylor, NaTasha Yvette Williams, & Katie Webber, Proud Mamas

    In celebration of International Women's History Month, co-host Jessica Rush sat down in studio with her co-stars & fellow 'mamas' of TINA: THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL on Broadway. Tony Award nominee Myra Lucretia Taylor, NaTasha Yvette Williams and Katie Webber graciously joined her on a two show day to share how their own motherhood journey's and relationships with the maternal figures in their lives informs the work they do on stage 8 times a week, bringing the story of this iconic, powerful warrior, Tina Turner, to life.
    *clips and footage from in the studio can be seen on the @tinabroadway social media channels.
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    Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales.
    Edited by Jessica Rush
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    • 43 min
    Kitt Shapiro, A Mother's Legacy

    Kitt Shapiro, A Mother's Legacy

    Kitt Shapiro is the daughter of icon, legend, feminist, activist and sex symbol Eartha Kitt and joins co-host Jessica Rush for a special ‘Santa Baby’ holiday episode. After meeting while Jess was on tour with Kitt's mother Eartha, they reconnect here to discuss her best selling memoir Eartha & Kitt: A Daughter’s Love Story in Black & White. Kitt shares the incredible bond she and her mother had, how important humanity and the betterment of it was to Eartha, several ‘Kittisms’ to take away in your own life, and how her connection with her mother influenced her own motherhood journey.
    For MTL merch! https://mamas-talkin-loud-podcast.myshopify.com
    Find more info about the podcast via BPN.fm/mamas. 
    Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales.
    Edited by Jessica Rush
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    • 46 min
    Faith Salie, In Pursuit of Purpose

    Faith Salie, In Pursuit of Purpose

    Faith Salie is an Emmy award winning journalist, radio host, podcaster, writer, and actress, proving time and again there is nothing she can’t do. She joins Cara and Jess today amidst the run of her Off-Broadway one woman show Approval Junkie, based on her memoir of the same name, to share how it’s never too late to to find your purpose and how important it is to model that pursuit for our children.

    Find more info about the podcast via BPN.fm/mamas. 
    Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales.
    Edited by Cara Cooper
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    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
103 Ratings

103 Ratings

brooke j hipp ,

Always great!

I have listened to every episode of Mamas talkin loud. I love it and am always inspired by the honesty from all the guests. It’s such a beautiful podcast.

rrrrr6262 ,

Mandy is an inspiration.

Mandy’s breast cancer journey really hit home. This year I followed my husband’s breast cancer journey as he underwent a double mastectomy. I was so careful to be mask wearing my around him. Unfortunately, we both just tested positive for Covid. Getting through this Covid journey and the cancer was the most challenging.

alsoranism ,

I Love These Mamas!

I live for this podcast! I’m not a woman, I’m not a mama, I’m not even a parent. Hell, the closest I’ve come to parenting is caring for actors I’ve dressed on Broadway (and that’s been plenty for me). But the things I’ve learned though these women, and yes, occasionally men, who have chosen to take on the challenge of parenting in this beyond challenging time and awe-inspiring, eye-opening, thought-provoking, and always deeply felt with a wry sense of humor. The humor will save us all! On a personal note, hearing Jess and Cara in my earth every week has helped keep me tethered to my Broadway family more than I can say. Whether you’re a parent or not, this is a podcast for anyone who want to see a better future for the children that will inherit it from us. You Mamas rule!

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