94 episodes

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 BPN Originals

    • 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.

    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.
    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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    • 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
    Elizabeth Stanley, Stay Open, Stay Curious - Part 2

    Elizabeth Stanley, Stay Open, Stay Curious - Part 2

    The last time we spoke with Elizabeth Stanley, she was anxiously awaiting the arrival of her baby girl. Continuing our Returning Reborn series, this mama joins us with her sweet babe now in her arms. From the way becoming a mother changes you forever, to pumping in the bathroom of the Tony awards, she shares where she is in her motherhood journey and how she is feeling about her forthcoming return to her Tony Award nominated role in Broadway's Jagged Little Pill. 

    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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    • 33 min
    Jessica Rush, The Journey Back

    Jessica Rush, The Journey Back

    In an unexpected turn of events, co-host Jessica Rush takes the hot seat, sharing her journey back to Broadway post pandemic as part of our "Returning Reborn: The Rebirth of the Broadway Mom" series. Navigating a move out of lockdown, returning to her role in TINA: The Tina Turner Musical, and negotiating 8 shows a week, on top of the new #mompreneur life she created during Covid, this conversation is intimate, honest and unfiltered - talk therapy in the best way.
    Featuring special guest co-host Brooke Jacob.

    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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    • 1 hr 9 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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