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Welcome to the Holderness Family Podcast! On Facebook and YouTube we are known as The Holderness Family. We make those silly songs and skits with our kids, but on this podcast, it's just us... the real us. The non-Christmas-jammies-us, the why-can't-my-socks-be-on-the-kitchen-counter-us (Penn) the why-do-I-have-to-go-outside-and-talk-to-people-us (Kim).On this podcast, we will share the real-life ups and downs of living together, working together, raising kids together, in what we hope is a funny and entertaining way. We will be taking questions that we are likely unqualified to answer (absolutely unqualified to answer) but we are hoping that the show will make all of your beautiful families realize you're not alone. You're not alone. We are all a hot mess... a HolderMess. The HolderMess: the Holderness Family PodcastThank you for subscribing and listening!Hosted by Kim & Penn HoldernessProduced by Max Trujillo
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The Holderness Family Podcast The Holderness Family

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9 • 3.2K Ratings

Welcome to the Holderness Family Podcast! On Facebook and YouTube we are known as The Holderness Family. We make those silly songs and skits with our kids, but on this podcast, it's just us... the real us. The non-Christmas-jammies-us, the why-can't-my-socks-be-on-the-kitchen-counter-us (Penn) the why-do-I-have-to-go-outside-and-talk-to-people-us (Kim).On this podcast, we will share the real-life ups and downs of living together, working together, raising kids together, in what we hope is a funny and entertaining way. We will be taking questions that we are likely unqualified to answer (absolutely unqualified to answer) but we are hoping that the show will make all of your beautiful families realize you're not alone. You're not alone. We are all a hot mess... a HolderMess. The HolderMess: the Holderness Family PodcastThank you for subscribing and listening!Hosted by Kim & Penn HoldernessProduced by Max Trujillo
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    Hitting The Road & NYT Bestsellers

    Hitting The Road & NYT Bestsellers

    First off, let me say that we are humbled and grateful for you all and the support of our book, ADHD Is Awesome. For the past few weeks, we’ve met so many of you on our book tour and I can’t tell you how incredibly emotional it’s been for us. (I’m a big ball of mush right now.) In this week’s podcast, we reflect on our first two legs of the book tour, what we did after finding out about making the NYT Bestsellers list, a really fun star sighting on an elliptical machine, and which celebrity couples that we would like to go on vacation with. (Hint: You have to pick people you’d be comfortable enough to fart in front of. This is key.)
    In all seriousness, we are deeply grateful for you, and have loved all of the stories, laughs, tears, and awkward hugs. Thank you all for being awesome.
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    Kim and Penn are online content creators known for their award-winning videos, including original music, song parodies, and comedy sketches. Their videos have resulted in over 2 billion views and 8 million followers across their social media platforms since they (accidentally) went viral in 2013. They have a best-selling book on marriage communication, a top-rated podcast, a fun-filled family card game, and most recently, they were the winners on Season 33 of The Amazing Race.
    The Holderness Family Podcast is edited and engineered by Max Trujillo of Trujillo Media and produced by Ann Marie Taepke, Julie Frahm, and Sam Allen.

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    • 38 min
    Are We In A Friendship Recession? with Shari Leid

    Are We In A Friendship Recession? with Shari Leid

    My mother (who I love and adore) moved to town in January to be closer to our family. It’s been wonderful to be able to call her up to see if she wants to go to dinner on a random Wednesday.  So last week, I did just that. Her response? “I have to check my calendar.” Wait, what? As she thumbed through her calendar looking for a free night, I started to think to myself “am I failing at friendship?”
    I’m exaggerating, because I do have deep friendships and very dear friends here. It’s just that life is busy and my introverted self is more comfortable at home on a Friday night in my pajamas than going to meet up with a friend. My husband, on the other hand, is very quick to go play tennis or grab a beer whenever he gets the opportunity. This week, we got curious about friendship with author, life coach, and friendship expert, Shari Leid. We explored why women form deeper friendships than men and if we are living in a friendship recession. It was a discussion that made us realize not only how we, as men and women, often define friendship in different ways, but also gave us a chance to see what we can learn from each other in terms of being a better friend.
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    Kim and Penn are online content creators known for their award-winning videos, including original music, song parodies, and comedy sketches. Their videos have resulted in over 2 billion views and 8 million followers across their social media platforms since they (accidentally) went viral in 2013. They have a best-selling book on marriage communication, a top-rated podcast, a fun-filled family card game, and most recently, they were the winners on Season 33 of The Amazing Race.
    The Holderness Family Podcast is edited and engineered by Max Trujillo of Trujillo Media and produced by Ann Marie Taepke, Julie Frahm, and Sam Allen.

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    • 40 min
    The Marriage Hacks We Live By

    The Marriage Hacks We Live By

    As I write this, we are celebrating 19 years of pure, wedded bliss (do you hear the sarcasm?) NINETEEN YEARS. Our marriage is a freshman in college. Our marriage probably has a fake ID and makes bad decisions in bars. But on the balance, I will say I feel incredibly lucky. We have a really great marriage. This week we discuss our best marriage tips... including why Penn doesn't poop in our hotel room. (Yes, he's all mine ladies.)
    We also reflect on Lola going to prom and parenting advice for when they go away to college. What's the best marriage advice you have or tips for your kids going away to college? Share them with us! Learn more about our games here and our book here. Thanks for being part of this journey with us, friends.
    Kim and Penn are online content creators known for their award-winning videos, including original music, song parodies, and comedy sketches. Their videos have resulted in over 2 billion views and 8 million followers across their social media platforms since they (accidentally) went viral in 2013. They have a best-selling book on marriage communication, a top-rated podcast, a fun-filled family card game, and most recently, they were the winners on Season 33 of The Amazing Race.
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    • 39 min
    ADHD Is Awesome Audiobook Preview!

    ADHD Is Awesome Audiobook Preview!

    If you are listening to this on April 30th - the day this podcast came out - our new book, ADHD Is Awesome is out today! About five years ago, we started making ADHD content and the feedback was overwhelmingly positive. (Spoiler alert: Your encouragement was a big motivator for us writing this book!) The biggest question we've gotten while writing this was: Will there be an audiobook? Well, today is your lucky day - this podcast includes a preview of our book's Introduction and Chapter 1. We're so happy this book is out in the world. If you get it, we hope you love it as much as we loved making it.
    If you want to come give us a hug on our ADHD Is Awesome book tour, check the dates here: https://theholdernessfamily.com/adhd-is-awesome/#tour
    Kim and Penn are online content creators known for their award-winning videos, including original music, song parodies, and comedy sketches. Their videos have resulted in over 2 billion views and 8 million followers across their social media platforms since they (accidentally) went viral in 2013. They have a best-selling book on marriage communication, a top-rated podcast, a fun-filled family card game, and most recently, they were the winners on Season 33 of The Amazing Race.
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    • 46 min
    ADHD Is Awesome: Doing Better (Pt 3)

    ADHD Is Awesome: Doing Better (Pt 3)

    Yay, you made it to the end (and a HUGE thank you for listening!) This is Part 3 of our 3-part ADHD Is Awesome bonus series. This podcast series is inspired by our new book ADHD Is Awesome which comes out April 30, 2024. In this series, we plan to answer three big questions: 1) What does ADHD look like, 2) How do you best partner with someone who has ADHD, and 3) What do you do with your ADHD to (mostly) thrive.
    This week, we have Dr. Norrine Russell join us to talk about tips and tricks on how we can do better when we have ADHD. We also have my son, Penn Charles, who also has ADHD, join us to talk about what tips and tricks he uses! If you haven't heard part 2 of this series, you can listen to it here: ADHD Is Awesome: How To Help (Part 2)
    The ADHD Is Awesome bonus podcast series is produced by Penn Holderness and Ann Marie Taepke, edited by Sam Allen, and engineered by Max Trujillo of Trujillo Media.
    Kim and Penn are online content creators known for their award-winning videos, including original music, song parodies, and comedy sketches. Their videos have resulted in over 2 billion views and 8 million followers across their social media platforms since they (accidentally) went viral in 2013. They have a best-selling book on marriage communication, a top-rated podcast, a fun-filled family card game, and most recently, they were the winners on Season 33 of The Amazing Race.
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    • 25 min
    You Are What You Watch with Walt Hickey

    You Are What You Watch with Walt Hickey

    Hi friends, Penn here. As some of you know, I am obsessed with all things sci-fi. This traces way back to my childhood during the Star Wars and Star Trek days that sparked a lifelong fascination for all things space. It’s the main reason that I always wanted to be an astronaut. Fast forward to today, you can see that life took me in a wildly different direction. (Plus I have terrible vertigo so I would have made a horrible astronaut.) Dashed childhood dreams aside, the impact these movies and shows had on me got us thinking. 
    Turns out, the stuff we consume has a greater impact than you think. Walt Hickey wrote a fascinating book called You Are What You Watch: How Movies and TV Affect Everything that discusses just that. In it, Hickey dives into (among many other things) the power of entertainment, how it can have an actual physical effect on us, and how it can greatly shape who we are as individuals and as society. So we invited him on this week’s podcast! Also bonus–after the interview, Kim and I test our 90’s pop culture knowledge with our producer, Ann Marie. (And I remain the champ of Britney Spears knowledge…IYKYK.) 
    Special Announcement: We launched a 3-part bonus podcast series about ADHD! You can listen to the Part 2 now and pre-order our new book ADHD Is Awesome!
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    The Holderness Family Podcast is edited and engineered by Max Trujillo of Trujillo Media and produced by Ann Marie Taepke, Julie Frahm, and Sam Allen.
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    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
3.2K Ratings

3.2K Ratings

Joshuac311 ,

The Gen X Parents We All Need

Penn and Kim are so authentic and kind. While most of their podcast episodes center on parenting, marriage, or ADHD; they speak about a variety of topics and are not afraid to call on an expert or admit that they need to do more research if something comes up that they don’t know about. They are simultaneously positive and realistic, which is a difficult dynamic to achieve and yet they do it naturally.

NLE65 ,

Great topic!

I hardly ever take the time to write a review, but this was such a great topic and so relevant for me right now. I have a daughter who is a senior in high school, and a son who is in eighth grade they’re both moving on to the next phase next year so it’s a big year for us. And I’ve often asked myself that question for all the things I think I might’ve missed the boat on when they were little, Can I change that now? Also, I absolutely love your podcast and all your reels on Instagram ( am I saying that right? :)) And I’m looking forward to Penn’s book on ADHD coming out! Thanks for all you do!

Danielle from VA ,

Let’s be friends

The Holderness family podcast is like listening to friends chat who are funny, inspiring, relatable, always entertaining and full of variety. Congrats on your award in “Other” category, it totally fits. All your interviews and topics are so varied and awesome. Kim you are fabulous. Penn you are talented. I know you don’t leave the house much, but I would love to run into in public, however I don’t get to Raleigh at all.

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