56 episodes

You know when you talk to your friends about your childhood and end it by saying, "But look at us, we're fine!" Here's my question: Are we fine? Because we're sitting here doused in CBD oil under a weighted blanket recording a podcast called Parenting is a Joke. Each week, host and standup Ophira Eisenberg talks to a different comedian about their career and their kids. Conversations tackle the tooth fairy, eating sticks, summer camp anxiety, the hidden horrors of childbirth, and the obvious horrors of our own childhoods. We celebrate the absurdity of shuffling a career with raising a kid, highlight less traditional parenthood journeys, all while relishing in the fact that no one knows what they're doing, but we're all trying! Sometimes even our best. Co-produced by Pretty Good Friends and iHeartPodcasts. New episodes every Tuesday.

Parenting is a Joke iHeartPodcasts

    • Comedy
    • 4.9 • 163 Ratings

You know when you talk to your friends about your childhood and end it by saying, "But look at us, we're fine!" Here's my question: Are we fine? Because we're sitting here doused in CBD oil under a weighted blanket recording a podcast called Parenting is a Joke. Each week, host and standup Ophira Eisenberg talks to a different comedian about their career and their kids. Conversations tackle the tooth fairy, eating sticks, summer camp anxiety, the hidden horrors of childbirth, and the obvious horrors of our own childhoods. We celebrate the absurdity of shuffling a career with raising a kid, highlight less traditional parenthood journeys, all while relishing in the fact that no one knows what they're doing, but we're all trying! Sometimes even our best. Co-produced by Pretty Good Friends and iHeartPodcasts. New episodes every Tuesday.

    Emily Oster: Snail Sex

    Emily Oster: Snail Sex

    Ophira welcomes back parenting data expert Dr. Emily Oster and they talk about her kids' pet snails, how sleep should reign supreme, and why we must embrace potty talk.
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    • 47 min
    Jordan Carlos: Scabs are good

    Jordan Carlos: Scabs are good

    Ophira chats with the very funny writer/actor/comedian Jordan Carlos about his fear of kids with clean knees, what children's books should be banned, and tips on how to rescue a cell phone from a murky pond.
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    • 38 min
    Rachel Bloom: Gobble Gobble

    Rachel Bloom: Gobble Gobble

    Happy Thanksgiving week! We’re dishing out a favorite episode with comedian and actress Rachel Bloom, and it includes a BONUS CHAT with Rachel as she prepares for the NYC run of her new show this December! Did she ever recover from Hand Foot Mouth? Physically? Emotionally? Find out! Gobble gobble!
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    • 29 min
    Jon Glaser: Loves His Dog

    Jon Glaser: Loves His Dog

    Ophira chats with actor, writer, comedian Jon Glaser about toy guns, the adoption process, and his new comedy album for dogs.
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    • 41 min
    Kara Klenk: Trick Baby

    Kara Klenk: Trick Baby

    Ophira talks with comedian, actress, and podcast host Kara Klenk about Law and Order, how her first baby tricked her into a second, and her theory on colic.
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    • 43 min
    Rachel Dratch: Woo Woo

    Rachel Dratch: Woo Woo

    On our Halloween episode, Ophira gets a tarot reading! And she chats with comedy legend Rachel Dratch about her new podcast Woo Woo, and what she would answer if her child asks "are ghosts real?"
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    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
163 Ratings

163 Ratings

potatoboi#snake ,

Delightful!

This podcast is a bright spot in my week. Thank you Ophira and guests for helping us laugh at the craziness that is parenthood.🤪 Making the world a better place, one episode at a time!🙌🏼

driven2review ,

Love it

I’m a dad of 2 young boys and this podcast really helps me laugh instead of cry.

Donnie 44 ,

Calling all Parents

Ophira is the funniest Mothet around.
Just listen !!!

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