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Two sisters, one single in Hollywood, one settled in the suburbs. Join us on this adventure through a conversation of human behavior! MouseAndWeens@gmail.com

Mouse and Weens Julianne Eggold and Joelle Kohn

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 80 Ratings

Two sisters, one single in Hollywood, one settled in the suburbs. Join us on this adventure through a conversation of human behavior! MouseAndWeens@gmail.com

    Summer Camp, Psychic Dreams, Ethnomusicology, and Jaja Ding Dongs

    Summer Camp, Psychic Dreams, Ethnomusicology, and Jaja Ding Dongs

    E114 - While catching up, we talk psychic abilities and manifesting your thoughts into reality. Do you believe in karma? Then we jump into what’s on mama Mouse’s mind: summer camps and plans for her 3 kids now that California is opening up. After reminiscing about our camp memories, including wheelchairs and Wildman, we talk about the safety of summer camps, especially sleepaway camps, when it comes to COVID and predators. Of course this gets us talking about kidnappings and murders here in San Diego and we mention a bit about Chelsea King, John Gardner, Danielle Van Dam, and David Westerfield. Joelle tells her personal story of the Miramar Lake Jogger, which is super disturbing. Then Weens exerts her telekinetic powers onto her microphone, which gets us back onto pyschic abilities. She even teaches us how to control dreams! Hear the crazy experiment that Weens conducted on this, proving her powers. Speaking of control, or lack thereof, we have received some unsolicited dick pics. But the only kinds of ding dongs we're interested in are of the jaja variety - hear Julianne's story on this! We jump into her ethnomusicology class and learn about microtones, syncopation, and what her jazz musician friends have to say about Western music. We also want to ask you - our listener - about what puts you in the zone? Julianne teases future interviews on this subject with saxophonist Bob Mintzer, keyboardist Matt Politano, and drummer Steve Ferrone, who, along with bassist Matt Cory, are known as The Coffee Shop Trio. They have gigs every Sunday that we will advertise on our social media, so please be sure to follow us @mouseandweens on all the platforms!

    All links mentioned in this episode will be listed in our show notes on https://www.mouseandweens.com/e114/#show-notes

    Video version on http://bit.ly/youtubeMW Thank you so much for watching and listening!

    Song Credits: Mouse and Weens theme and "Butterflies Dry Their Wings" by Julianne Eggold

    Voice Actor: Matt Thompson

    Follow and contact us via Instagram | Twitter | Facebook @mouseandweens We’d love to hear from you about the show or just to talk at (858) 206-8746 or mouseandweens@gmail.com. A transcript of this episode is on http://www.mouseandweens.com

    Promos: It's Not Rocket Surgery, Checkin' in with Csomo, and PodFix Presents are all part of https://PodFixNetwork.com

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    • 57 min
    Patrick Wilson, Black Widows, Cadaver Mouth, and Re-Entering Post-Pandemic Society

    Patrick Wilson, Black Widows, Cadaver Mouth, and Re-Entering Post-Pandemic Society

    E113 - The loins of Weens have been stirred! We wonder if her admiration of actor Patrick Wilson's pecs is a result of the vaccine giving her a steroid boost, or is it the fact that the world is opening back up? We talk about re-entering society now that we've all become introverts. Are we just comfortable at home or is it agoraphobia? Hear the difference between our socializing these days amidst talk of hikes, gardening, loneliness, and family. We list 6 helpful tips to help us get back to our pre-Covid lives. Jo had no changes after her immunizations, but Juls can feel everything different that goes into her body. We theorize that she she an HSP, highly sensitive person, especially because she wants to save all the animals, including scary black widow spiders. We fact check these arachnids, and laugh a lot about a stumpy alligator, lizards, and snakes in a Celebrity Story That Goes Nowhere. There's so much laughing that Mouse flashes her tooth hole where she recently had surgery, and this launches talk of dental implants, cadaver bones, and sardine spines. Help us make sense of it all and join the conversation at mouseandweens@gmail.com Thank you listeners!



    Video version on http://bit.ly/youtubeMW Thank you so much for watching and listening!

    Song Credits: Mouse and Weens theme and "Ryan's Crazy Lady" by Julianne Eggold

    Voice Actor: Matt Thompson



    Follow and contact us via Instagram | Twitter | Facebook @mouseandweens We’d love to hear from you about the show or just to talk at (858) 206-8746 or mouseandweens@gmail.com. A transcript of this episode is on http://www.mouseandweens.com



    Promos: Varmints! https://varmints.podbean.com, PodFix Presents, 2 Girls on a Bench and Podcast 42 are all part of https://PodFixNetwork.com



    Sponsor: Dream Dinners! Get your life back at dinner time. Quickly make homemade meals and have more quality time for you and your family! Please try this out. Dream Dinners is nationwide. It really has taken the stress out of dinner time! If within 25 miles of the Poway or San Marcos locations, choose pickup or delivery and MOUSEANDWEENS99 for $99 off your first order! Visit link on http://www.mouseandweens.com



    Thank you to our patrons for joining our family! If anyone else would like to be a part and get a Mouse and Weens welcome package of gear, bonus content, outtakes, ad-free episodes, songs, and shoutouts, sign up for a tiny $5 a month at https://www.Patreon.com/MouseAndWeens You can pick the topic of our next episode too! We will kiss you right on the mouth…after vaccinations!

    • 47 min
    Steve Pieters: Gay Pastor of Tammy Faye Fame on Queer Life & Near Death Lessons

    Steve Pieters: Gay Pastor of Tammy Faye Fame on Queer Life & Near Death Lessons

    E112 - He wasn't supposed to live past 1985, yet here we are sitting down with Reverend Steve Pieters! Hear the incredible life story of this inspiring pastor and long-term survivor of AIDS. His interview with televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker in 1985 turned the Christian and LGBTQ communities both upside down, a storyline featured in the upcoming film "The Eyes of Tammy Faye," starring Jessica Chastain and Andrew Garfield, coming out September 2021. Steve discusses his background growing up gay in the 1950's, his journey into religious studies and leadership, the reality of his sickness in the early 80's, and his miraculous story of recovery. He explains his near death experience in detail, and tells how this new knowledge influenced how he helped others with AIDS. Hear about his relationship to Albert Einstein, his discovery and career with the Metropolitan Community Church, and his current love with the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles. He even sings an original show tune "Medical Anomaly!" We hope you enjoy this amazing tale of recovery and hope.



    * INFO: You can find Rev. Steve Pieters on Instagram and Twitter @aspieters, and on Facebook

    * MEDIA: You'll find Steve's story in the following in The Los Angeles Sunday Times, Time Magazine, Omni Magazine, Life Magazine, CNN, Headline News, Tammy's House Party with Tammy Faye Bakker, CBS This Morning, The Tom Snyder Show, America Talks Back, Real Life with Jane Pauley, many local tv and digital sources, the 2000 documentary and 2021 drama films "The Eyes of Tammy Faye," and in the play AIDS US/II. His story is in books Surviving AIDS by Michael Callen, Voices That Care by Neal Hitchens, and Don't Be Afraid Anymore by Rev. Troy D. Perry. He has written a series of articles for Journey magazine about his experiences with AIDS, which have been collected with other writings of his in the book, I'm Still Dancing.

    * APPEARANCES: His appearances include as a speaker at the first annual AIDS benefit dinner with Elizabeth Taylor and First Lady Betty Ford, as a presenter of Buddy of the Year Award to Whoopi Goldberg at the third APLA benefit, and as a guest at the first AIDS Prayer Breakfast at the White House, with his conversation referenced by President Bill Clinton in the World AIDS Day speech on December 1, 1993. You will currently find Steve singing with the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles and giving sermons at MCC.

    * AWARDS: Rev. Pieters has received many many awards for his ministry in the AIDS crisis from many churches and religious groups. He received an Honorary Doctor of Ministry Degree from Samaritan College the seminary of the MCC, the prestigious Sheldon Andelson Award from the Stonewall Democratic Club, and the Sandra L. Robinson Award from Community Unity in Dayton, Ohio. In October, 2019, examples of his work in AIDS Ministry and of his life as a person with HIV/AIDS were placed in the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.  See his full bio on https://www.imdb.com/name/nm7044504



    Video podcast version on http://bit.ly/youtubeMW Thank you so much for watching and listening!

    Song Credits: Mouse and Weens theme by Julianne Eggold

    Voice Actor: Matt Thompson



    Please follow and contact us via Instagram | Twitter | Facebook @mouseandweens We’d love to hear from you about the show or just to talk at (858) 206-8746 or mouseandweens@gmail.com. A transcript of this episode is on http://www.mouseandweens.com



    Promos: PodFix Presents, part of https://PodFixNetwork.com



    Sponsor: Dream Dinners! Get your life back at dinner time. Quickly make homemade meals and have more quality time for you and your family! Please try this out. Dream Dinners is nationwide. It really has taken the stress out of dinner time!

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Cabo Mexico Vacation

    Cabo Mexico Vacation

    E111 - Come escape to Baja California Mexico with us! Traveling with the family, Joelle recounts her recent Spring Break week in Cabo. She has some tips for parents who want to travel with kids, especially teens, and talks about timeshares Vidanta and Cabo Azul. Mouse recounts the things to do while vacationing in Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, especially the fishing and Flora Farms adventures! There are deep questions that Mouse has for listeners too, such as when going on a resort vacation do you take the hotel shampoo or leave it there? What is your sex life like during a family trip? How angry do you get at flight changes? And do you think our kids sound like spoiled brats?! We also talk about traveling during coronavirus times, needing to take a Covid test to get on a flight, and generally getting back to real life now that everyone is getting vaccinated. How much is worrying about the virus, and how much is anxiety transitioning back to being busy, especially in crowded LA? Can Weens just stay forever in her virtual college homeschool cave?! Listen for a Sixteen Candles trivia question, and weigh in on whether you’d be interested in a Beastie Boys whale watching cruise!



    Video podcast version on http://bit.ly/youtubeMW Thank you so much for watching and listening!



    Song Credits: Mouse and Weens theme by Julianne Eggold

    "Things Aren't As Bad As They Seem" by Dan Mahony and Julianne Eggold

    Voice Actor: Matt Thompson



    Sponsor: Dream Dinners! Get your life back at dinner time. Quickly make homemade meals and have more quality time for you and your family! Please try this out. Dream Dinners is nationwide. It really has taken the stress out of dinner time! If within 25 miles of the Poway or San Marcos locations, use MOUSEANDWEENS99 for $99 off your first order!



    Promos: PodFix Presents, PopUp Filmcast, Fish Nerds, Always Never Right all part of https://PodFixNetwork.com. Hot mentions: Phil Rood @philrood, Keith of @popup_filmcast, and Fisherman Dave @dbreptiles on Instagram



    Please follow and contact us via Instagram | Twitter | Facebook @mouseandweens We’d love to hear from you about the show or just to talk at (858) 206-8746 or mouseandweens@gmail.com. A transcript of this episode is on http://www.mouseandweens.com



    Thank you to our patrons for joining our family! If anyone else would like to be a part and get a Mouse and Weens welcome package of gear, bonus content, outtakes, ad-free episodes, songs, and shoutouts, sign up for a tiny $5 a month at https://www.Patreon.com/MouseAndWeens You can pick the topic of our next episode too! We will kiss you right on the mouth…after vaccinations!

    • 57 min
    Easter Dog, Feckit, Paul Williams, and Microaggressions

    Easter Dog, Feckit, Paul Williams, and Microaggressions

    E110 - Easter afternoon we took the podcast for a walk on the dog trail. Are you into Jesus?! We talk traditions in our house, and the hunt for the golden egg brings up the trophy-for-all discussion. Hear Juls' hot take on overconfident kids and practical parenting. We're interrupted by dog fight drama, but Weens quickly channels her Cesar Milan-style advice. We discuss the changing dynamic of our sisterhood and how the little sis is now teaching the big sis. This ties into Joelle's new favorite idea: The Feck It Fifties complete with a Feckit List, because life is short, who cares what people think, and family is important! In an Ishtar segue, we talk about songwriter, actor, Grammy winner Paul Williams and what happened when Mom and Julianne stayed at his house! We get into Weens' sociology and psychology studies and learn about microaggressions, schemas, and body language to quickly size a person up. Hot example is Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin's paparazzi scuffle back in the day, so of course Joelle paid attention! This also reminds us of the 4-part Showtime series "Love Fraud" about a real hunt for a dirt bag narcissist. Talk about microaggressions! Enjoy an awkward double hello with neighbors in a very "Curb Your Enthusiasm" tinkle moment, and be sure to follow and subscribe everywhere you can find our podcast! Video podcast version on http://bit.ly/youtubeMW Thank you so much for watching and listening!



    Song Credits: Mouse and Weens theme and "Beautiful Girl" by Julianne Eggold https://www.julianneeggold.com



    Voice Actor: Matt Thompson



    Sponsor: Dream Dinners! Get your life back at dinner time. Quickly make homemade meals and have more quality time for you and your family! Please try this out. Dream Dinners is nationwide. It really has taken the stress out of dinner time! If within 25 miles of the Poway or San Marcos locations, use MOUSEANDWEENS99 for $99 off your first order!



    Promos: PodFix Presents, I Shake My Head with Lisa and Sam, and The Filmmakers Podcast, all part of the https://PodFixNetwork.com



    Hot mentions: Brilliant Observations Podcast, Michele Harper of @MetaphysicaSpa color therapy, Malcolm Gladwell's "Blink", narcissism expert Dr. Ramani



    Please follow and contact us via Instagram | Twitter | Facebook @mouseandweens We’d love to hear from you about the show or just to talk at (858) 206-8746 or mouseandweens@gmail.com. A transcript of this episode is on http://www.mouseandweens.com



    Thank you to our patrons for joining our family! If anyone else would like to be a part and get a Mouse and Weens welcome package of gear, bonus content, outtakes, ad-free episodes, songs, and shoutouts, sign up for a tiny $5 a month at https://www.Patreon.com/MouseAndWeens You can pick the topic of our next episode too! We will kiss you right on the mouth…after vaccinations!

    • 42 min
    Akello Stone: Author, Podcaster, Sociologist

    Akello Stone: Author, Podcaster, Sociologist

    Meet Akello Stone and go deeper! He is an author, a podcaster, an actor, and host with a ton of heart. Hear about why he became a sociology professor, his thoughts on yoga and meditation, his appearances in documentaries, and his refreshing and unique perspective on masculinity. This youth mentor wrote the book Seeking Selfdom in an Age of Selfies and just published the companion podcast Seeking Selfdom - Going Deeper to explain the book's intricacies. We talk with him about many topics including tattoos and how they fit into our society, relationships and being solo-minded versus couple-minded, and the perceptions of hair and how it can define a man. We really hope you enjoy this interview and continue the conversation by subscribing to Akello's podcast. He has a lot of thoughtful and inspiring points of view, and we hope you take part!



    Links:

    Find Akello's projects at http://linktr.ee/akello and http://sociologyonline.weebly.com/

    Mentions: Masculinity film @maskyoulivein and race, gender yoga @blackboysom



    Song credits: Mouse and Weens theme music and outro "Peeballoo" by Julianne Eggold



    Voice actor: Matt Thompson



    Promo: Planthropology https://www.planthropologypod.com/



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    A transcript of this episode is on http://www.mouseandweens.com. Video podcast version on http://bit.ly/youtubeMW



    Please follow and contact us via Instagram | Twitter | Facebook @mouseandweens We’d love to hear from you about the show or just to talk at (858) 206-8746 or mouseandweens@gmail.com



    You can find us, PodFix Presents, and more podcasts at The PodFix Network https://podfixnetwork.com



    Thank you to our patrons for joining our family! If anyone else would like to be a part and get a Mouse and Weens welcome package of gear, bonus content, outtakes, ad-free episodes, songs, and shoutouts, sign up for a tiny $5 a month at https://www.Patreon.com/MouseAndWeens. You can pick the topic of our next episode too! We will kiss you right on the mouth…after vaccinations!



     



     

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
80 Ratings

80 Ratings

jlittlefleck ,

Need a Pick-me-up? Look no further!

Just when I thought the world has lost its sense of humor…I found Joelle and Julianne! I love tuning in to Mouse and Weens when I just want to listen to normal people talk about stuff that is just funny in general. They do a great job of keeping politics to a minimum, focusing on the lighter side of things that everyone can relate to. And OH—the stories! The stories about random celebrity encounters in LA are just the best. Overall - you get to relive the single scene, and share mom hacks at the same time :)

Tdixon508 ,

Great podcast!

These sisters are hilarious! I enjoy listening to their perspectives. Keep up the great work ladies 👌🏾

Davidmwein ,

Really fun dynamic

Listening to a podcast run by two sisters is always a treat. They have dynamic energy together that's hard to match since they've known each other for so long. I also really enjoy the fun little touches they add to the show which really shows the passion for their podcast!

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