Episode 1: In their inaugural episode, Amelia and Edan discuss why they’re starting this podcast and what the phrase “Mom Rage” means to them. They talk about how their rage relates to their own upbringings, and why the very word “mom” makes them squirm a little.
Episode 2: Edan tells Amelia why she decided to have a HBAC (home birth after caesarean), and the two discuss whether having a third kid would be a terrible or great idea. Plus, Amelia airs her grievances against Luke Bryan and his dumb country song “Most People Are Good." At minute 26:00, they’re joined by Lilliam Rivera, author of The Education of Margot Sanchez. Lilliam grew up in the South Bronx and now lives in LA with her husband and two daughters. She talks to Edan and Amelia about being a mom who curses a lot, teaching politics and history to her oldest child, and how her daughters inspired her to write a horror story.
Episode 3: Amelia talks about her interest in ritual as a way of healing, specifically in the wake of a difficult visit from her mother. Meanwhile, Edan gets some tough critiques on the decor—or lack thereof—in her daughter's room, which leads to some deep motherly introspection. They're then joined by midwife Kathleen Potthoff (25:30), who explains what a midwife does and how she herself came to this vocation. She also schools Amelia and Edan on vaginal resilience and the infamous anal bulge.
Episode 4: This week, Edan and Amelia talk about how having kids has affected their marriages; Edan shares some advice from therapist Esther Perel. They're then joined by Meaghan O'Connell (26:05), author of And Now We Have Everything: On Motherhood Before I was Ready.
Episode 5: This week, Edan gives us an update on Ginger's room and what it's like to parent with a case of pneumonia/strep. Amelia talks about the Francis Weller ritual retreat she went to and why she came back not wanting to give her kids "timeouts" anymore. They're joined by Edan's friend, Brian Duck (25:20) who discusses his and his husband's long journey to becoming fathers.
Episode 6: Edan and Amelia discuss their improved audio! They then revisit the topic of "time outs," which segues into some serious mom rage at the NFL. A listener also emails them about children's birthday parties. At minute 28:45, they're joined by Rachel Gandin Mark to talk about how breastfeeding didn't work for her and why she's pro-formula.