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Welcome to "Mother," a podcast sharing stories of mothers for anyone who's ever had one. From producers Amy Gastelum and Anne Noyes Saini.

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    • 4.5 • 25 Ratings

Welcome to "Mother," a podcast sharing stories of mothers for anyone who's ever had one. From producers Amy Gastelum and Anne Noyes Saini.

    Episode 13 :: Necessity Is The Mother Of Invention

    Episode 13 :: Necessity Is The Mother Of Invention

    In 1965 Margaret Crane was a young graphic designer with a crazy idea: Why couldn't women do their own pregnancy tests at home? This is the story of how she single-handedly created a billion-dollar industry that changed our lives forever, but never got any credit -- until now.

    Music Credit: Rhythm and Strings by Podington Bear is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 International License. Accessed via WFMU Free Music Archive
     
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    • 40 min
    Episode 12 :: Mommy Dearest

    Episode 12 :: Mommy Dearest

    Martha abandoned each of her kids, as her relationships with their fathers soured. So why did they come together to care for her before she died? Contributor Matthew Barnes brings us the story of his own great-grandmother.

    Plus, meet Alex Hall, the songwriter who created our new song -- and hear it for the first time! And Anne's newborn son Dev makes his podcast debut.

    Music in this episode:

    "Cathy Jo," "Ducks In A Row," and "Male Nurses With Male Purses" by Alex Hall. Available for download:
    https://hallajandro.bandcamp.com/.

    Jared C Balogh via WFMU Free Music Archive. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Balogh/A_Change_Equals_A_Rest/04_jared_c__balogh_-_we_are_now_alone
    Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License.

    "Kopeika" via WFMU Free Music Archive
    http://freemusicarchive.org/music/et_/The_agency_of_missing_hearts/02_-_Kopeika
    Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 International License.

    Podcast art and website by Justin Schnarr: justinschnarr.com

    Special thanks to producer Matthew Barnes:...
     
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    • 36 min
    Episode 11 :: O Mother, Where Art Thou?

    Episode 11 :: O Mother, Where Art Thou?

    A young midwife helps NYC moms deliver their babies, while searching for her own birth mother in Korea. A young man travels to a Korean orphanage to hold babies awaiting adoption. And Korean single moms in Queens band together to triumph over social stigma.

    *Schuyler Swenson: http://www.schuylerswenson.com/
    *Alex Lewis: https://twitter.com/alexjrlewis
    *Learn more about the Single Parents Alliance of Korean:
    https://voicesofny.org/2014/08/korean-single-moms-say-stereotypes-hurt-the-most/

    Music in this episode via WFMU Free Music Archive:
    *Andy G. Cohen, "Bumbler" (Album: "Through The Lens")
    *Zé Trigueiros, "Big Road of Burravoe", "Ponto" (Album: "Bear With Me")
    *Hogan Grip, "Stance Gives You Balance" (Album: "Stance Gives You Extended Balance")

    Music was changed only in length and volume levels and can be found here: http://www.freemusicarchive.org/
     
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    • 35 min
    Episode 10 :: Scout Moms, Unite!

    Episode 10 :: Scout Moms, Unite!

    Moms at an LGBTQ community center in Tulsa, Oklahoma struggle to host a Cub Scout troop. Meanwhile, a mom and her friend in Oakland, California are creating a radically different scouting experience for young girls. And Anne shares some BIG news.

    Radical Monarchs: www.radicalmonarchs.org
    Scouts for Equality: www.scoutsforequality.org
    Oklahomans for Equality: www.okeq.org
    Boy Scouts of America: www.scouting.org

    Music in this episode from Michael Howard via WFMU Free Music Archive. Album: The Martyr and the Magician
    Music was changed only in length and volume levels and can be found here: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Michael_Howard/The_Gasoline_Dream_Instrumentals
     
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    • 39 min
    Episode 9 :: Personhood Reregistry + The Adult Womb

    Episode 9 :: Personhood Reregistry + The Adult Womb

    Comedian Emily James tries to reregister as a person after her daughter is born, and writer Bryce Bauer (*not* a mom) teams up with Amy to explore one of the many artificial "wombs" adults sometimes escape to -- a float tank.

    Special thanks to Emily James of Mom Com. Check out her videos on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjDl8Qrhl0FKUoJqWyy3wdw/videos.

    Thanks also to La Casa Spa & Wellness Center in NYC: http://www.lacasaspa.com/spa-services/floatation/.

    Music in this episode by:

    -Blue Dot Sessions, "Blue Jay" (album: "Feathers") via Free Music Archive / www.sessions.blue

    -Latché Swing, "Hungaria" (album: "demo 2008") via Free Music Archive
     
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    • 22 min
    Episode 8 :: Dog Moms Delight

    Episode 8 :: Dog Moms Delight

    When Lucy got her dog Friede, there were some things she wasn't expecting -- like feeling like Friede's mom ... and outliving her. Contributor Caitlin Pierce brings us the story of Lucy's funeral for Friede.

    Plus, Amy and Anne share their own Doggie Mommy experiences and we hear from two "Dog Guardians" whose ideas about pet parenting were shaped by their own parents' approaches to child-rearing.

    Special thanks to Caitlin Pierce of bordersradio.org and Lucy of ceremoniesforpets.com.

    Music in this episode by:

    -Tres Tristes Tangos,"Ojos Negros" (single) via Free Music Archive

    -Morus Alba, Adultnescent [EP], "Anne" via Free Music Archive
     
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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

EattheWorldNYC ,

Come back!

The only thing bad about this show is that it hasn't been making new podcasts. Come back!

Tiffany718 ,

Refreshing

I'm so happy a creative, unbiased podcast discussing motherhood's complexities and taboos exist. Thanks for starting this conversation!

dupl_0621 ,

Fresh and thoughtful podcast for people on both side of the gender divide!

There is so much to enjoy about MOTHER. It raises awareness on a broad range of topics beyond the domestic or biological (while importantly being able to address both), it does so with a delightful intimacy, and it entertains. As a male, what I find especially remarkable is the way the show touches on issues and alternate narratives that invite people to think outside their assumptions of things like 'family', 'parenting', 'love', etc. The show provides a platform for people, men and women alike, to question and to identify with paths other than the norm. As far as I'm concerned, we all need more of this! Hats off to MOTHER!!

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