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In year four of sharing a dressing room at Broadway’s Jersey Boys, Cara Cooper and Jessica Rush found themselves in uncharted territory, juggling motherhood and eight shows a week. Knowing they weren’t alone in the struggle, they founded a support group for mothers in the business of show, called Broadway Baby Mamas. Join Cara and Jessica as they discuss in depth the usually funny, always emotional and very frank comedy and tragedy of motherhood with today’s great mamas of Broadway and beyond.

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    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9 • 96 Ratings

In year four of sharing a dressing room at Broadway’s Jersey Boys, Cara Cooper and Jessica Rush found themselves in uncharted territory, juggling motherhood and eight shows a week. Knowing they weren’t alone in the struggle, they founded a support group for mothers in the business of show, called Broadway Baby Mamas. Join Cara and Jessica as they discuss in depth the usually funny, always emotional and very frank comedy and tragedy of motherhood with today’s great mamas of Broadway and beyond.

    Emily Loftiss, Building an Empire During Naptime

    Emily Loftiss, Building an Empire During Naptime

    Emily Loftiss is a former Radio City Rockette and Broadway performer turned television host, personal stylist and creator of “Everyday Glam”. She is building an empire of female empowerment and positivity while juggling motherhood and the three year infertility journey that got her there. Emily is the ultimate example of speaking you dreams into existence while finding joy and feeling fabulous along the way.
    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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    • 48 min
    Julia Jones, Fostering Love

    Julia Jones, Fostering Love

    Continuing our Pride Month celebration, Broadway Stage Manager, Julia Jones’, story is not to be missed. Together with her wife, they have journeyed through foster care, adoption, an endless array of special needs, and the reality that they are white women raising black children in an unjust society. Her story is a lesson in leading with love, always having your heart open for what life may bring, and truly meeting your children where they are every day.

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    Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales.
    Edited by Cara Cooper
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Bret Shuford and Stephen Hanna, Staying the Course

    Bret Shuford and Stephen Hanna, Staying the Course

    Kicking off Pride Month, The Broadway Husbands, Bret Shuford and Stephen Hanna, share their ongoing journey toward becoming fathers. Five years into this process, they have come up against seemingly endless obstacles, and still don’t have a baby on the way, but they have never lost hope. Their story is one of honesty, perseverance and an abundance of love not only for their future child but for each other.

    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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    • 51 min
    Becca Lee, Spread Your Sparkle

    Becca Lee, Spread Your Sparkle

    Becca Lee was coming off her biggest year yet, making her Broadway Debut, getting married, and getting pregnant, when Covid-19 changed the world. She is now navigating her role as mom in a new world and being super honest and open about the mental load of motherhood and her own personal journey with anxiety. Even though her social media presence has shifted a bit from Broadway to Babies, she continues to spread her sparkle on the daily.
    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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    • 32 min
    Erin Quill, The Only Fairy Princess You Need to Know

    Erin Quill, The Only Fairy Princess You Need to Know

    A longstanding voice for the AAPI community, Erin Quill, joins us to share her experiences as a minority in our industry and beyond. Her blog, The Fairy Princess Diaries is a brutally honest take on social justice, the LGBTQ community, and its inherent connection to all things entertainment. She is a roaring advocate for representation of the AAPI community in show business and she’s funny as hell. 
    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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    • 54 min
    Kate Reinders, Mama On Set

    Kate Reinders, Mama On Set

    Everyone’s favorite drama teacher, (thank you, High School Musical, The Musical, The Series), Kate Reinders, joins us this week to share her rather unexpected motherhood journey, how she cares for her mental health and what it's like to be the 'mom' of East High School. As a young performer on Broadway, therapy was always an integral part of her life, and as she navigates her new identity as a mother it helps her face this next chapter with a healthy dose of humor and humble pie.
    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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    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
96 Ratings

96 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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