59 episodes

I’m Mallory Kasdan: writer, voice actor and mom, and I’m podcasting with with Moms I’d Like (to) Know. My guests are sharp, groovy women, passionate about art, culture, career and mothering. We want to talk about NOT having it all. Not even close. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/milk-podcast-getting-in-there-with-moms-id-like-to-know/support

MILK Podcast: Moms I'd Like to Know Mallory Kasdan

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I’m Mallory Kasdan: writer, voice actor and mom, and I’m podcasting with with Moms I’d Like (to) Know. My guests are sharp, groovy women, passionate about art, culture, career and mothering. We want to talk about NOT having it all. Not even close. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/milk-podcast-getting-in-there-with-moms-id-like-to-know/support

    MILK Podcast: The Loss Season, Episode 12: Banksy Angels, Frolicking Dolphins, and Our Friend Heather

    MILK Podcast: The Loss Season, Episode 12: Banksy Angels, Frolicking Dolphins, and Our Friend Heather

    Mallory is joined in the MILK Studio by Moms She Already Knows: Veracelle, Lindsay, Kerri, Meg, Leslie and Stephanie discuss the loss of their dear friend, Heather Wheat Tilev, who died in February of 2019. The culmination of The Loss Season explores how grief can manifest in a tight tribe of women, and Mallory talks to the MILKs about Heather's life and death. Heather's recent loss has devastated the group, as well as her family and community, and the women speak to Mallory, in interviews over the past 9 months, about her life, her work, her vibe, and her legacy. They remember trips they took, running into her other on the street, laughing over a text -- all the mundane things one does not realizing it will be the last time. They also speak honestly about the variety of ways they cope, and how motherhood is the ultimate lens for loss.  


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    • 50 min
    MILK Podcast: The Loss Season, Episode 11: Losing Your Parents, Finding Your Way, Book Clubs, Memoirs and Old Friends with Writer Dina Bryk Pearl

    MILK Podcast: The Loss Season, Episode 11: Losing Your Parents, Finding Your Way, Book Clubs, Memoirs and Old Friends with Writer Dina Bryk Pearl

    Dina Bryk Pearl joins Mallory in the MILK Studio. Dina is a former strategy consultant, a graduate of Cornell University and Columbia Business School, and a mother to three kids. Dina’s parents, Sy and Carol Bryk, passed away in quick succession at the end of Dina’s twenties. Despite the depth and heartbreak of those losses, Dina used the strong relationships she had with them to find her way through the grief, while beginning a new life as a wife and mother. Several years ago, then in her 40’s, Dina took a writing workshop and wrote "Raised," a deeply felt memoir about losing her parents at a formative age. The book explores of the foundation of love, honesty, and humor she absorbed from her late parents, and how Dina has found the strength and wisdom to parent her own children and herself. 


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    • 59 min
    MILK Podcast: The Loss Season, Episode 10: Love and Conflict in Female Friendships, The Shedding of Selves, and #ClogLife with Author Lauren Mechling

    MILK Podcast: The Loss Season, Episode 10: Love and Conflict in Female Friendships, The Shedding of Selves, and #ClogLife with Author Lauren Mechling

    Lauren Mechling joins Mallory in the MILK Studio to discuss her novel “How Could She.” They talk about losing jobs and changing friendships, how clogs played a surprise role in cultivating a creative community, about podcasts and the joys of female-only dinner parties. Lauren has written for The New York Times. The Wall Street Journal, Slate, The New Yorker online and Vogue, where she writes a regular book column. She’s worked as a crime reporter and metro columnist for The New York Sun, a young adult novelist, and a features editor at The Wall Street Journal. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children. Learn more at www.laurenmechling.com.


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    • 53 min
    MILK Podcast: The Loss Season, Episode 9: Frogs with Feelings, Dealing with Divorce, Blending Families and Other Transitions with Children’s Book Author Nadine Haruni

    MILK Podcast: The Loss Season, Episode 9: Frogs with Feelings, Dealing with Divorce, Blending Families and Other Transitions with Children’s Book Author Nadine Haruni

    Children’s Book Author Nadine Haruni joins Mallory in the MILK Studio.

    Nadine is the author of the Freeda the Frog™ children’s book series, which follows a frog family as they encounter various life issues, including divorce, blending families, transitioning to a new town, and the death of a loved one. These books are for parents, educators and psychologists to open up a conversations with kids about difficult real life events, and have all won the Gold Mom’s Choice Award for excellence in the picture book category.

    Nadine has gone through a divorce herself and is now re-married with five children.  Aside from writing, she also teaches restorative yoga and is a practicing attorney. The Freeda The Frog books are sold on various websites (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Target, Walmart, Books A Million), and can also be found in select Barnes & Noble and other bookshops.  More information about her books, froggy interviews and news & events can be found at www.freedathefrog.com.  Follow Freeda on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter @freedathefrog.



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    • 45 min
    MILK Podcast: The Loss Season, Epsiode 8: Vows, Contracts, Divorce and Death and How Writing Saves with Molly Rosen Guy

    MILK Podcast: The Loss Season, Epsiode 8: Vows, Contracts, Divorce and Death and How Writing Saves with Molly Rosen Guy

    Molly Rosen Guy is in the MILK Studio with Mallory. Molly is a writer, editor, teacher, author, mother of young daughters, and truth teller.
    As Creative Director and Founder of Stone Fox Bride, a wedding dress company with a cult Instagram account, Molly was responsible for the hashtag #stonefoxrings which created over five thousand original engagement stories on her feed. Her book, Love, Lust, and Wedding Planning for the Wild at Heart was published by Random House. When her father, Robert, got diagnosed with leukemia in the summer of 2017, Molly was also filing for a divorce from her husband of 8 years.
    After her father's passing, she started a new account, @mollyrosenguy where she wrote daily, for one year, about her dad’s diagnosis, rapid decline, and death. Her words about the gritty realities of love, anger and pain in death and in divorce were riveting, and especially compelling as a daughter and as a mother.  
    Named one of the “Most Creative People” by Fast Company and Refinery29’s “Top 30 Visionaries,” Molly is also contributing editor at Vogue and founder of the Brooklyn Writers Collective where she teaches nonfiction writing workshops and retreats. She is also at work on a memoir about her dad. Follow her at @stonefoxride or @mollyrosenguy

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    • 45 min
    MILK Podcast: The Loss Season, Episode 7: The Magic of The Moth, Storytelling about Life and Death, and an Office Filled with Moms with Artistic Director Catherine Burns

    MILK Podcast: The Loss Season, Episode 7: The Magic of The Moth, Storytelling about Life and Death, and an Office Filled with Moms with Artistic Director Catherine Burns

    Catherine Burns is in the MILK Studio with Mallory. As The Moth's longtime Artistic Director, Catherine is a producer and frequent host of their Peabody Award ­winning "The Moth Radio Hour," and the editor of "Occasional Magic: True Stories About Defying the Impossible" (Crown Archetype); The Moth: 50 True Stories (Hachette) and All These Wonders: True Stories About Facing the Unknown.  Catherine has directed theater, produced television and independent films, interviewing such diverse talent as Ozzy Osbourne, Martha Stewart and Howard Stern. Born and raised in Alabama, she now lives in Brooklyn with her husband and young son. 

    A semi­-accomplished fire performer (!) she also directed the New York City portion of the Burning Man Festival's Fire Conclave for three years, coordinating a 70­-person fire show performed in front of 50,000 people. Catherine and Mallory talk about the magic of live storytelling, how to hold space for our loved ones through narrative, and how her job listening to stories, is a gift. 


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    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

KaReCal ,

Love this show!

I just listened to my first MILK podcast and am hooked! Mallory delves into deeply personal topics such as parenting, relationships, loss, with warmth, authenticity and humor. It’s inspiring and insightful to hear women sharing about experiences many of us don’t discuss openly. Thank you, Mallory!

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Great Show!!!

I love this show. The host has such a warm personality, and keeps the conversations thoughtful and interesting. Her guests are engaging and open, too, and address many aspects of life. In addition to discussions on parenting, they also cover creativity, work, health, extended family, personal style, and much, much more. Funny, smart, touching.

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Intimate and Inspiring

Mallory is a truly skilled interiviewer. Each episode is engaging, humorous, and relateable. I love learing something new and feeling a connection to other moms who are doing fascinating things. We put so much pressure on ourselves as mothers, and I reallly connect to these women who have interesting persprectives on work, family, and life's highs and lows. Keep up the great work, Mallory. I am a forever listener.

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