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Join host, Jessica Kidwell, as she attempts to unpack the uncomfortable topics that nobody is talking about, but definitely should. With intention to hold real, authentic, conversation about EVERYTHING, Jessica brings her humor and a healthy dose of self-deprecation to the table as she invites a weekly guest to unpack issues relating to parenthood, grief, imposter syndrome, body image, middle age, the plight of the working mom and more.   

We Should Talk About That Jessica Kidwell

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 192 Ratings

Join host, Jessica Kidwell, as she attempts to unpack the uncomfortable topics that nobody is talking about, but definitely should. With intention to hold real, authentic, conversation about EVERYTHING, Jessica brings her humor and a healthy dose of self-deprecation to the table as she invites a weekly guest to unpack issues relating to parenthood, grief, imposter syndrome, body image, middle age, the plight of the working mom and more.   

    Season Five Finale

    Season Five Finale

    Well, WeSTAT community, we did it. Today marks the completion of season five, the season of evolution, the first season on my own. And I thought we should take a look back to see all that has happened this season.After 30 episodes, what worked? What didn't? I'll tell you what I think, and maybe you can let me know if you agree or want to add to the list!Plus we re-visit what several guests said about what evolution means to them.It's a great trip down memory lan...

    • 18 min
    Being Undiplomatic with Deesha Dyer

    Being Undiplomatic with Deesha Dyer

    Not following the expected path isn't necessarily a recipe for success in a city like Washington, D.C., but that is exactly what my guest this week, Deesha Dyer, did. At the age of 31, working full time and in community college part time, she took a chance on herself and applied for a White House internship in the Obama administration. And thank goodness she did, because she quickly found herself zipping up the ranks until she became the White House social secretary, where s...

    • 49 min
    WeSTAT Mini: Will I Ever See My Dry Cleaning Again?

    WeSTAT Mini: Will I Ever See My Dry Cleaning Again?

    Mother's Day was yesterday, so to celebrate, I gave myself the weekend off! There's no new interview content for you today, BUT I do have a story for you.For those who know me personally, you'll already know this story, but for the rest of you, enjoy this personal journey to free my trapped dry cleaning.More interviews will resume next week, but remember, season five will soon come to a close: 6/3/24Support the Show.Keep up with all things WeSTAT on any (or ALL) of the social feeds:Inst...

    • 13 min
    I Went to a Women's Healing Retreat.....

    I Went to a Women's Healing Retreat.....

    In January I participated in a women's healing retreat with the Mystic Chics. a healing group of 3 modern medicine women, 2 sisters and an aunt, who are passionate about awakening feminine power using multiple modalities of healing via energy, music, sound, movement and more. I'm not a total "woo" person, but I'm also not a total cynic. Let's say I fall somewhere in between-we'll call it curious. So I asked one of the Chics, Audrey Herrick, to come on the s...

    • 50 min
    Author Emily Barth Isler on Synesthesia and The Color of Sound

    Author Emily Barth Isler on Synesthesia and The Color of Sound

    Have you heard of synesthesia?It is when your brain routes sensory information through multiple unrelated senses, causing you to experience more than one sense simultaneously. Some examples include tasting words or linking colors to numbers and letters. My guest this week, Emily Barth Isler, is an author of essays and children's books, including the middle grade novels AfterMath and The Color of Sound, which was published March 5, 2024. The Color of Sound features a character who, like ...

    • 42 min
    Should I Do More Mini Episodes?

    Should I Do More Mini Episodes?

    I have a few things we should talk about this week!Do you think I need a permanent co-host?Why is it so hard to get people to talk on the show?Is Taylor Swift causing friendships to end?MahjongIt's a random assortment. It's a monologue. I promised I wouldn't do any monologues. So what should I do about that?Support the Show.Keep up with all things WeSTAT on any (or ALL) of the social feeds:InstagramThreads : westatpodFacebookLinkedInTwitterHave a topic or want to stay in tou...

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
192 Ratings

192 Ratings

Jewel Hohman ,

Wow just Wow!

I love that Jessica attacks the tough topics head-on. She is entertaining and relatable too!

kelly_88 ,

Highly Recommend!

Jessica’s podcast is a MUST LISTEN. Jessica is honest, authentic and incredibly engaging… she isn’t afraid to dig deep with her guests by asking thought-provoking questions.
Soul-seekers… this one is for you! Jessica will inspire tapping into your core & personal growth with each episode.

ConfettiCreative.Co | PR ,

Relevant, captivating topics!

This podcast does the seemingly impossible — talking about serious societal issues while still being human and entertaining. Jess and Jess are both incredibly vulnerable with their guests. The interviews feel like a conversation, rather than just a stream of questions. If you like learning and human connection, this podcast is for you!

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