We Heart Mom Jokes!
Welcome to the "We Heart Mom Jokes" podcast! This is a 6 part series where Lalita and Smita, two comics who are moms talk to other comics who are moms about parenting in these strange times. If you are looking for useful tips on parenting, this is absolutely not the place for you. If you are looking to hear from others who are up to here in it but still trying to have fun along the way, you are in the right place. Welcome! Have you eaten?
Episode 1 : Parenting is easy, you just have to be a perfect person.
We talk to Natasha Muse, a mom of two, standup comic and self-described queerdo. We discuss the complete hypocrisy that is built into the job description of being a parent as well as uncover why Natasha considers herself the Oprah of timeouts. You can find Natasha at @NatashaMuse on sosha-meeds!
As always, if you are looking for useful information on parenting....why?
Episode 2 : Don't mess with Moms.
We talk to Karinda Dobbins, a standup comic, screenwriter, ex-biotechnologist and, say it with me, mom. We chat about the therapeutic value of standup comedy and if nothing else, it's one way to get people to listen to what we say. We discuss cultural differences in parenting, but also universal truths, like the undeniable the power of The Look (TM). And that this is all one long form improv, so we may as well have fun. Find @KarindaDobbins on all platforms.
As always, if you are looking for useful information on parenting....spoiler alert! It doesn't exist.
Episode 3 : What else are we supposed to laugh about?
We talk to Zarna Garg, a mom, immigrant, lawyer and Tiktok star on the rise. Damn, anything she doesn’t do? In this episode, we cover important topics like fish foot spas, therapeutic trashy reality TV, the nightmare that is travelling with children and a discussion on the merits of cooking vs ordering in (spoiler alert, if they eat, you are winning.)
As always, if you are looking for useful information on parenting, this is not the place for you!
Episode 4 : If you're doing well, that's weird.
We talk to Jeanette Marin, a mom of four (yes, four), standup comic and cancer (yes, cancer) survivor about staying positive and celebrating the little things. In this episode, we cover important topics like flying placentas, pandemic birthday party planning and details like the point of life. Find Jeanette @JeanetteMarin on Facebook and @JeanetteMarinCo on Twitter.
As always, if you are looking for useful information on parenting, please go to a different podcast.
Episode 5 : Easy...and Hilarious! / Mom is joking! Mom jokes!
We talk to Susan Lieu, a playwright, performer, standup comic, enterpreneur, chocolatier and mother. We talk about things like who needs time outs the most (hint: it's not the kids.) And innovations that make parenting easier, like designated screaming rooms and snot gloves. And the fact that we are proably not doing the best we could as parents. And that's ok.
As always, if you are looking for useful information on parenting....good idea! Please share what you find!
Episode 6 : We're all the same kind of weird!
We talk to Davine Ker, a standup comic, mom, double-immigrant and polyglot! We talk about how motherhood prepares you for standup - whether it's getting used to nobody listening to you, or hearing people botch jokes all day long and still insist you listen! The season ends on a bright note as we chat about the (small) silver linings of 2020 including fewer speeding tickets and the Masked Smize(TM)! You can find Davine @DavineDC on all platforms.
Thank you for sticking around and listening to Mom Jokes! We love you! We see you!
As always, if you are looking for useful information on parenting....good luck! Godspeed! Try to laugh along the way.
Bonus Episode : Welcome to the tribe!
In this short episode, Smita and Lalita reflect on how fun it's been to do the podcast and what to expect in the new season. They discuss issues like whether our butts are mad at us and international underwear nomenclature. Let's just say pants don't mean the same thing everywhere. They also explore the potential for an alter ego podcast, "We Hate Mom Jokes", but fortunately it doesn't go very far.
As always, if you are looking for useful information on parenting....definitely don't listen to season 2 of We Heart Mom Jokes, the funniest and sweetest take on parenting out there.
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