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Call Your Mother Podcast

Call Your Mother

Hosted by all-star Kveller contributors Jordana Horn and Shannon Sarna, Call Your Mother offers a weekly deep dive into the beautiful hot mess that is parenting while Jewish.

Each episode includes an interview with a notable Jewish mom, shedding new light (and hot takes) on everything from addiction and anti-Semitism to sex and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Nothing’s sacred. Nothing’s taboo.

Credits:
Produced by Sara Ivry
Edited by Noah Levinson
Editorial Director is Deborah Kolben
Kveller Editor is Lisa Keys

Listen to the trailer here:




Episodes

Episode 1: Macho, Macho Mama

 

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, host Jordana describes the ongoing battle with her “feral child” about actually stopping what she’s doing in order to pee.

Music
“Voicemail” by Khronos Beats
“Libertad” by Eaters
“Red Hot Mama” by Sophie Tucker
“Best I Can” by Jasmine Jordan (ft. Habit Blcx)

Episode 2: Addicted

 

Jen Simon invited herself to peoples’ 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
“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)

Episode 3: Get It in Writing!

 

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
“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)

Episode 4: Good as Gold

 

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)

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