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Tell Me About Your Mother

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Tell Me About Your Mother
Tell Me About Your Mother

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Your mom is likely the first female role model you had--good or bad. Journalist Amy Westervelt talks to a variety of women about what their mothers taught them, connecting these personal histories to the broader story of modern women.

Latest Episodes

New Year, New Book, and Introducing New Pods!

Check out Amy's new book,Forget "Having It All": How America Messed Up Motherhood—and How to Fix It (https://www.amywestervelt.com/book). We'll be back with another season later in 2019, but in the meantime, check out some other Critical Frequency pods, Peace of Mind with Bhi Bhiman (https://fanlink.to/PeaceofMind) launching January 18th and The Double Shift (https://www.katherinegoldstein.com/the-double-shift-podcast/), the podcast for a new generation of mothers, launching February 11th.

4 MINJAN 6
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New Year, New Book, and Introducing New Pods!

Best of TMAYM, with Ashley C. Ford, Porochista Khakpour, Rebecca Traister, Aparna Nancherla, and more

EIn our season 3 finale, we take a listen back through three seasons full of fascinating women. Episode sponsors: StoryWorth - visit storyworth.com/tellme for $20 off Zola - visit zola.com/tellme to start your free website and get $50 off your registry completion

37 MIN2018 DEC 11
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Best of TMAYM, with Ashley C. Ford, Porochista Khakpour, Rebecca Traister, Aparna Nancherla, and more

What Amy Roost Learned from Her Mom about Civil Rights, Keeping Quiet, Parenting, and More

EJournalist and podcaster Amy Roost has a really incredible life story, starting with the fact that she was a "replacement" child in a wild adoption story. Here she tells us that story, plus how watching her mother taught her to fight for civil rights, never live vicariously through her children, and speak her truth. Episode sponsor: Zola - visit zola.com/tellme to start your free wedding website and get $50 off your registry today!

47 MIN2018 NOV 10
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What Amy Roost Learned from Her Mom about Civil Rights, Keeping Quiet, Parenting, and More

Jenny Kaplan and Her Mom Kathy Manninng on the New "Year of the Woman"

Jenny Kaplan grew up watching her mom take herself and her career as seriously as she took her family and her broader community. This year her mom was one of hundreds of women who decided to run in the wake of the 2016 election, prompting Jenny herself to make some big moves. Here, she tells us about her mom, and introduces her new podcast Women Belong in the House. Episode Sponnsor: LOLA - visit mylola.com and use TELLME for 40% off all subscriptions for Lola's non-toxic and organic feminine products.

15 MIN2018 NOV 8
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Jenny Kaplan and Her Mom Kathy Manninng on the New "Year of the Woman"

Author Rebecca Traister on Living Feminist Ideals and Who's Allowed to Have a Temper

Author Rebecca Traister's new bookGood and Madlooks at how society has handled women's rage throughout history, how it has been punished, and how it has served as a catalyst for political victories and social change. In this episode, we get some interesting insights into the first woman Traister studied, and how it formed her ideas about womanhood, work, feminism, and more. Episode sponsor: Care/of - for 25% off your first month, visit takecareof.com and use the promo code TELLME

25 MIN2018 OCT 10
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Author Rebecca Traister on Living Feminist Ideals and Who's Allowed to Have a Temper

Giphy's Stephanie Weber on Growing Up with a Single Mom Who Taught Her to Navigate Tech, Know Her Worth, and Never Fake an Orgasm

EGiphy producer Stephanie Weber moved around a lot as a kid. Her single mom wasn't following men in the 1980s, she was chasing a career as a computer programmer. They were a tight unit then and still are today, but Stephanie sometimes wonders if growing up in a matriarchal family has had an impact on her relationships with men today. This episode's sponsor is Sun Basket. Visit sunbasket.com/mother for $35 off your first box.

27 MIN2018 SEP 30
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Giphy's Stephanie Weber on Growing Up with a Single Mom Who Taught Her to Navigate Tech, Know Her Worth, and Never Fake an Orgasm

Ski Mountaineer Hilaree Nelson (O'Neil) on How Her Mom Inspired Her to Climb Mountains

Legendary ski mountaineer Hilaree Nelson is the first woman to have climbed and ski'd down so many mountains it's hard to count. She was determined to keep it up after having kids, in part because of the impression her mom left on her as a kid. For $50 off select Casper mattresses: casper.com/mother and use the code "mother" at check out. Terms and conditions apply.

15 MIN2018 SEP 22
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Ski Mountaineer Hilaree Nelson (O'Neil) on How Her Mom Inspired Her to Climb Mountains

Storyteller Emily Zulauf on Moving Closer to Her Mom, and Why Every Parent Should Have the Race Talk

Emily Zulauf is the Fiction Lead for a new game studio in Seattle, where she tries to come up with cool characters and weird, scifi-y names for things. Before that, she was with Pixar Animation Studios, where she worked as a Script Supervisor for Inside Out. She spent two years as the co-executive director of the Seattle Clemency Project, and she's a mom with a four-year-old daughter. Episode sponsor: Casper - Go to casper.com/mother for $50 off select mattresses. Terms and conditions apply.

57 MIN2018 SEP 15
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Storyteller Emily Zulauf on Moving Closer to Her Mom, and Why Every Parent Should Have the Race Talk

Amy Westervelt on the Mom Who Started It All

EAfter a few requests from listeners, Amy tells the story of her own complicated mother-daughter relationship. This week's episode is sponsored by: Audible -- visit audible.com/TellMe for a free 30-day trial and a free audiobook! Casper - visit casper.com/Mother for $50 off select mattresses

40 MIN2018 SEP 8
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Amy Westervelt on the Mom Who Started It All

Writer Sarah Miller on Narcissism, Emotional Distance, and the Unrealistic Expectations We Put on Moms

ESarah Miller is an editor for Popula and a writer (mostly of super smart humor pieces) for The New Yorker, The Cut, and various other publications. In this episode she talks about what she admires about her mom, what she wishes were different, and the misogyny inherent in the expectations most people place on their mothers and their relationships with them. This episode of TMAYM is sponsored by SunBasket. Go to sunbasket.com/MOTHER for $35 off your first order!

39 MIN2018 SEP 1
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Writer Sarah Miller on Narcissism, Emotional Distance, and the Unrealistic Expectations We Put on Moms

Latest Episodes

New Year, New Book, and Introducing New Pods!

Check out Amy's new book,Forget "Having It All": How America Messed Up Motherhood—and How to Fix It (https://www.amywestervelt.com/book). We'll be back with another season later in 2019, but in the meantime, check out some other Critical Frequency pods, Peace of Mind with Bhi Bhiman (https://fanlink.to/PeaceofMind) launching January 18th and The Double Shift (https://www.katherinegoldstein.com/the-double-shift-podcast/), the podcast for a new generation of mothers, launching February 11th.

4 MINJAN 6
Comments
New Year, New Book, and Introducing New Pods!

Best of TMAYM, with Ashley C. Ford, Porochista Khakpour, Rebecca Traister, Aparna Nancherla, and more

EIn our season 3 finale, we take a listen back through three seasons full of fascinating women. Episode sponsors: StoryWorth - visit storyworth.com/tellme for $20 off Zola - visit zola.com/tellme to start your free website and get $50 off your registry completion

37 MIN2018 DEC 11
Comments
Best of TMAYM, with Ashley C. Ford, Porochista Khakpour, Rebecca Traister, Aparna Nancherla, and more

What Amy Roost Learned from Her Mom about Civil Rights, Keeping Quiet, Parenting, and More

EJournalist and podcaster Amy Roost has a really incredible life story, starting with the fact that she was a "replacement" child in a wild adoption story. Here she tells us that story, plus how watching her mother taught her to fight for civil rights, never live vicariously through her children, and speak her truth. Episode sponsor: Zola - visit zola.com/tellme to start your free wedding website and get $50 off your registry today!

47 MIN2018 NOV 10
Comments
What Amy Roost Learned from Her Mom about Civil Rights, Keeping Quiet, Parenting, and More

Jenny Kaplan and Her Mom Kathy Manninng on the New "Year of the Woman"

Jenny Kaplan grew up watching her mom take herself and her career as seriously as she took her family and her broader community. This year her mom was one of hundreds of women who decided to run in the wake of the 2016 election, prompting Jenny herself to make some big moves. Here, she tells us about her mom, and introduces her new podcast Women Belong in the House. Episode Sponnsor: LOLA - visit mylola.com and use TELLME for 40% off all subscriptions for Lola's non-toxic and organic feminine products.

15 MIN2018 NOV 8
Comments
Jenny Kaplan and Her Mom Kathy Manninng on the New "Year of the Woman"

Author Rebecca Traister on Living Feminist Ideals and Who's Allowed to Have a Temper

Author Rebecca Traister's new bookGood and Madlooks at how society has handled women's rage throughout history, how it has been punished, and how it has served as a catalyst for political victories and social change. In this episode, we get some interesting insights into the first woman Traister studied, and how it formed her ideas about womanhood, work, feminism, and more. Episode sponsor: Care/of - for 25% off your first month, visit takecareof.com and use the promo code TELLME

25 MIN2018 OCT 10
Comments
Author Rebecca Traister on Living Feminist Ideals and Who's Allowed to Have a Temper

Giphy's Stephanie Weber on Growing Up with a Single Mom Who Taught Her to Navigate Tech, Know Her Worth, and Never Fake an Orgasm

EGiphy producer Stephanie Weber moved around a lot as a kid. Her single mom wasn't following men in the 1980s, she was chasing a career as a computer programmer. They were a tight unit then and still are today, but Stephanie sometimes wonders if growing up in a matriarchal family has had an impact on her relationships with men today. This episode's sponsor is Sun Basket. Visit sunbasket.com/mother for $35 off your first box.

27 MIN2018 SEP 30
Comments
Giphy's Stephanie Weber on Growing Up with a Single Mom Who Taught Her to Navigate Tech, Know Her Worth, and Never Fake an Orgasm

Ski Mountaineer Hilaree Nelson (O'Neil) on How Her Mom Inspired Her to Climb Mountains

Legendary ski mountaineer Hilaree Nelson is the first woman to have climbed and ski'd down so many mountains it's hard to count. She was determined to keep it up after having kids, in part because of the impression her mom left on her as a kid. For $50 off select Casper mattresses: casper.com/mother and use the code "mother" at check out. Terms and conditions apply.

15 MIN2018 SEP 22
Comments
Ski Mountaineer Hilaree Nelson (O'Neil) on How Her Mom Inspired Her to Climb Mountains

Storyteller Emily Zulauf on Moving Closer to Her Mom, and Why Every Parent Should Have the Race Talk

Emily Zulauf is the Fiction Lead for a new game studio in Seattle, where she tries to come up with cool characters and weird, scifi-y names for things. Before that, she was with Pixar Animation Studios, where she worked as a Script Supervisor for Inside Out. She spent two years as the co-executive director of the Seattle Clemency Project, and she's a mom with a four-year-old daughter. Episode sponsor: Casper - Go to casper.com/mother for $50 off select mattresses. Terms and conditions apply.

57 MIN2018 SEP 15
Comments
Storyteller Emily Zulauf on Moving Closer to Her Mom, and Why Every Parent Should Have the Race Talk

Amy Westervelt on the Mom Who Started It All

EAfter a few requests from listeners, Amy tells the story of her own complicated mother-daughter relationship. This week's episode is sponsored by: Audible -- visit audible.com/TellMe for a free 30-day trial and a free audiobook! Casper - visit casper.com/Mother for $50 off select mattresses

40 MIN2018 SEP 8
Comments
Amy Westervelt on the Mom Who Started It All

Writer Sarah Miller on Narcissism, Emotional Distance, and the Unrealistic Expectations We Put on Moms

ESarah Miller is an editor for Popula and a writer (mostly of super smart humor pieces) for The New Yorker, The Cut, and various other publications. In this episode she talks about what she admires about her mom, what she wishes were different, and the misogyny inherent in the expectations most people place on their mothers and their relationships with them. This episode of TMAYM is sponsored by SunBasket. Go to sunbasket.com/MOTHER for $35 off your first order!

39 MIN2018 SEP 1
Comments
Writer Sarah Miller on Narcissism, Emotional Distance, and the Unrealistic Expectations We Put on Moms
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