Call Your Mother

By Kveller

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Hosted by Jordana Horn and Shannon Sarna. Call Your Mother takes on the sometimes happy, sometimes trying mess of parenting while Jewish. With equal doses of humor and candor, journalists Horn and Sarna (with eight kids between them) talk with comedians, writers, chefs, and other parents about everything from addiction to flatulence to anti-Semitism and ageism. Nothing's sacred. Nothing's taboo. For insight and perspective on the trials and rewards of being a parent today, tune in to Call Your Mother.

Episode Date
Out of Egypt
34:31

Springtime! Matzah! Saltwater! Sacrificial shank bones! To celebrate Passover, the dynamic duo at Call Your Mother talk with the dynamic duo behind Kveller's very own haggadah. Gabrielle Birkner and Elissa Strauss worked hard to make a haggadah that keeps kids and their parents jazzed and curious about the seder. Then, Marnie Fienberg discusses 2 For Seder, a program she launched to combat anti-Semitism and to honor her late mother-in-law, who was killed in Pittsburgh's Tree of Life shooting. Plus, Shannon's daughter makes a surprise appearance and divulges intel about that time her mom almost killed her. Happy Pesach!

Mentioned in this episode:
Learn more about 2 For Seder 
Check out the Kveller Haggadah 

Music:
"Anna Banana" by Eaters
"Fallen Stars" by Ketsa
"Evidence Song" by The Good Lawdz (edited)
"Voicemail" by Khronos Beats
"Best I Can" by Jasmine Jordan (ft. Habit Blcx)

Apr 16, 2019
Wheels Up!
40:38

Jill Kargman spares nobody and nothing in her books Momzillas and Sometimes You Feel Like a Nut, and in her late, beloved TV show Odd Mom Out. In real life, too, the actress, comedian, and writer finds very little that's sacred. In a hilarious and wild conversation, Kargman talks about life in DORITO (hint: it's a neighborhood in Manhattan), being shunned at her daughter's ballet class, the problem with traveling by private jet, and how she responded to anti-Semitism at her son's private school. Plus, we learn about the proper size of a bialy and gain more insight into Jordana's dynamic with her mother.

Mentioned in the episode:
Momzillas, https://amzn.to/2VwWKhg
The Kveller Haggadah, https://www.kveller.com/haggadah/

Music:
"Voicemail" by Khronos Beats
"Good Thing" by Ménage Quad
"Best I Can" by Jasmine Jordan (ft. Habit Blcx)

Apr 09, 2019
Call Me Abba
30:05

Trans activist Rafi Daugherty joins the Call Your Mother team to talk about his decision to become a single father by choice. Raised a girl, Daugherty started transitioning in his 20s and never gave up his dream to be a parent. He discusses the challenges of single parenthood, how he talks about gender roles with his kids, pizza, and more. Plus Shannon and Jordana weigh in on "Baby Beluga" and Jordana's mom talks about accepting the inevitability of parental fallibility.

Music
"Voicemail" by Khronos Beats
"I Let" by Sanmi
"Baby Beluga" by Raffi
"Best I Can" by Jasmine Jordan ft. Habit Blcx

Mentioned in the episode:
Keshet
The Kveller Haggadah
Gittel's Journey

Apr 02, 2019
Who Even Are You, Fran?
37:20

Best-selling author Jennifer Weiner talks about Mrs. Everything, her epic forthcoming novel. Taking on history, loss, feminism, and more, it's the product of Weiner's frustration with her mother, Fran, who always refuses to answer specific questions about her sex life. Weiner tells the team about her struggle to love her body, why she sometimes rages at her deceased dad, and what she likes about making challah. Plus, Jordana and Shannon get tips on combating sibling rivalry among their kids.

Music:
“Voicemail” by Khronos Beats
"Assassin" by Ikebe Shakedown
"Shake It and Break It" by Lanin's Southern Serenaders
"Best I Can" by Jasmine Jordan ft. Habit Blcx

Mar 26, 2019
High Court
26:55

Journalist Dahlia Lithwick joins the Call Your Mother team to discuss pre-Passover blowtorching needs; the Jewish ladies on the Supreme Court; and her son's love of bacon. Plus, is Shannon's daughter a sadist? This episode was co-produced by Elissa Goldstein and Sara and Ivry.

Music:
"Voicemail" by Khronos Beats
"Valantis" by Blue Dot Sessions
"A Farewell to Trends" by Dustmotes
"Best I Can" by Jasmine Jordan (ft. Habit Blcx)

Mar 18, 2019
Ask Her Another
25:00

Jordana and Shannon pepper Ophira Eisenberg, the host of NPR’s Ask Me Another, with questions about her rocky road to motherhood, how she decided she wanted to be a comedian (she was only 10!), and when living in the moment is a special kind of hell.

Music:
"Voicemail" by Khronos Beats
"Libertad" by Eaters
"Meeting MT Fox" by Boxcat Games
"Best I Can" by Jasmine Jordan (ft. Habit Blcx)

Mar 11, 2019
All the Rage
32:01

A decade ago, Emily Gould’s confessional blogging and New York Times Magazine cover story — with its sexy bedroom portrait — made her the “It” girl of the digital age. One marriage, two children, and nearly three books later (her second novel comes out in the fall), she’s forsaken "telling all" in order to protect her kids’ privacy. She talks about inequities in parenting responsibility and how they hinder womens’ achievements, including her own.

Music
"Voicemail" by Khronos Beats
"Evidence Song" by The Good Lawdz
"Soulbox" by Dustmotes
"Best I Can" by Jasmine Jordan (ft. Habit Blcx)

Mar 04, 2019
Pop Culture Vulture
23:48

Long obsessed with American pop culture, Israeli-born writer Naomi Fry talks about Ben Affleck’s tattoos, Axl Rose’s political awakening, and other phenomena she's covered for the New Yorker. Plus, Shannon tells us about having a “hygge” moment (and what that means).

Music:
"Voicemail" by Khronos Beats
"Love of my Life" by BoxCat Games
"Dark Eyes" by Teddy and Marge
"Best I Can" by Jasmine Jordan ft. Habit Blcx

Feb 25, 2019
Good as Gold
32:12

Anti-Semitism, ageism, complaints that she's mocking her late mother — nothing's too precious for comedian Judy Gold. She joins Call Your Mother to discuss coming out, being disinherited, the legacy of Joan Rivers and so much more. Then, Jordana's mother offers her own five cents on what sets Jewish mothers apart.

Music
"Voicemail" by Khronos Beats
"Bossinha" by Chico Correa and Electronic Band
"The Makings" by Nangdo
"Best I Can" by Jasmine Jordan (ft. Habit Blcx)

Feb 19, 2019
Get It in Writing!
28:53

Feminist activist and single mom Rachel Sklar talks about being disrespected, political awakenings, and where "leaning in" falls short. Then Jordana's mom discloses the one failproof item that will get a parent through the night.

Music notes:
"Voicemail" by Khronos Beats
"State of Guanarrrrbara (Electromagnetic Mix)" by Boss Bass
"Spills" by Blue Dot Sessions
"Best I Can" by Jasmine Jordan (ft. Habit Blcx)

Feb 11, 2019
Addicted
34:23

Jen Simon invited herself to people's houses for a single reason: to raid their cabinets for opioids. A middle-class suburban Jewish mom, she didn’t fit the addict stereotype, and kept her dependency a secret from friends and family. Jen talks candidly with the Call Your Mother team about coming clean and getting clean.

Music notes:
"Voicemail" by Khronos Beats
"Outsider's Paradox" by Springtide
"Valantis" by Blue Dot Sessions
"Spills" by Blue Dot Sessions
"Best I Can" by Jasmine Jordan (ft. Habit Blcx)

Feb 04, 2019
Macho, Macho Mama
36:36

Celebrity chef Einat Admony, whose restaurants include Balaboosta and Taim, dishes (see what we did there?) about morning orgasms, likens kids to farts (“You just like your own”), and opines about guilt. Plus, Jordana describes the ongoing battle with her “feral child” about actually stopping what she’s doing in order to pee.

Jan 28, 2019
Trailer
01:41

Hosted by Jordana Horn and Shannon Sarna. Call Your Mother takes on the sometimes happy, sometimes trying mess of parenting while Jewish. With equal doses of humor and candor, journalists Horn and Sarna (with eight kids between them) talk with comedians, writers, chefs, and other parents about everything from addiction to flatulence to anti-Semitism and ageism. Nothing's sacred. Nothing's taboo. For insight and perspective on the trials and rewards of being a parent today, tune in to Call Your Mother.

Jan 24, 2019