Alysia Reiner’s energy shines bright like a shamash. You’ll see that light that when you listen to this week’s Call Your Mother episode, where Jordana and Shannon sit and kibbitz with the Orange Is The New Black star.
Not only is the analogy seasonally relevant, but it’s also true: Reiner’s energy is contagious, and in the podcast, she shares all about her various passions and projects. She’s a dynamo bicoastal mother who sings Shema to her daughter before bed, but also someone who actively thinks of projects that take on issues like postpartum depression and women’s bodily autonomy. Reiner shares everything with Jordana and Shannon from her challah-making woes to her experiences with sex scenes in the post #MeToo era, from her work with prisoners to her own cooking adventures.
Also, Shannon shares her attempt at a sheva brachot (seven blessings said at a wedding) gone slightly askew, and Gram, in full judgment mode, states unequivocally what extracurricular activities parents should avoid for their kids at all cost.