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Ali Wentworth has become a comedic authority on dissecting the shit show that is modern life. This season Ali speaks with experts, friends, celebrities, and moms about how to grow a teenager in the middle of a pandemic and how to grow your relationships, all of your relationships, including the one with yourself.
 
With empathy and a sense of humor about it all, Katie’s Crib keeps it real while providing an indispensable guide for parents trying to find their way. Hosted by actress and mother Katie Lowes, each week the show welcomes guests for open and honest conversations about everything parenting from fertility and postpartum life to the trials and tribulations of raising tiny humans.
 
Years ago, a therapist said in our very first session that there are only two things that we can truly control in our lives - our own perception and our own behavior. That's it. Nothing more than that. Each week, The Laverne Cox Show will feature intimate conversations with folks who help me to see and think differently so that maybe I can act differently. It is my hope that this becomes a place that fosters perspectives that might inspire new behavior in each of us, which in turn gets us cl ...
 
Four hilarious and opinionated friends, Ashley Holston, Maame-Yaa Aforo, Shakira Ja’nai Paye and Yazmin Monet Watkins, come together each week for laughs and brutal honesty as they offer their unique perspective and comedic take on the culture.
 
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Warning: Please be aware this episode discusses targeted violence and may be triggering for some, particularly those in the LGBTQ+ community. If you can understand the cause of something, you can fix it, right? Don’t treat the symptoms; treat the disease. Laverne talks with award-winning forensic psychologist Dr. Karen Franklin about why transgende…
 
In April 2016, stand-up comedian Patton Oswalt lost his first wife, true crime author Michelle McNamara, after being married for over a decade. Their daughter Alice was only six years old at the time. In today’s Katie’s Crib conversation, we hear how Patton found love and joy again with actress Meredith Salenger, the beautiful way they integrated t…
 
What are your dating preferences? Do you prefer a certain ethnicity or race over another? What does it mean to have this sort of preference and where does it come from? Sociologist and social worker Sarah Adeyinka-Skold's latest research involved interviewing Black women about the unique difficulties they experience dating on and offline. In this e…
 
Katie Lowes is joined by Dr. Dan Siegel, recognized neuropsychiatrist and author of some of Katie’s favorite parenting books, including No-Drama Discipline and The Whole-Brain Child. Dr. Siegel goes in depth about how parents can help their children develop emotional and social intelligence. The Mindsight Institute co-founder explains what his term…
 
It was unlikely she would rule England, but she Elizabeth Tudor did ascend to the throne, and became Queen Elizabeth I. There are often conspiracy theories when you're talking about royalty. But, was Queen Elizabeth I swapped with a boy when she was a child? Holly and Maria talk about the life story of the famed monarch, and delve into a persistent…
 
Dr. Cornel West, renowned professor and philosopher, and one of the greatest American orators alive speaks with Laverne about what it means to be a love warrior. “Justice is what love looks like in public just like tenderness is what love feels like in private,” is a Cornel West quote that Laverne repeats so often people mistakenly attribute it to …
 
Ashlee Margolis is a working mama trying to look out for Mother Earth AND have more sit-down family meals. The founder of the brand building agency, The A List, shares her path to running a more eco-friendly business and household. From what you put on your body to what you put in it, Ashlee offers actionable ways parents can practice greener livin…
 
“Grey’s Anatomy” star Caterina Scorsone joins Katie to discuss her experience raising three children during the COVID-19 pandemic. She also explains what life is like on the set of Shondaland being a mother. Caterina shares her experience of parenting a daughter with Down Syndrome, the lessons she’s learning along the way, and why it’s essential th…
 
When Stephen Weinberg was a child, he wanted more than anything to be a doctor. When his parents couldn't afford tuition, Stanley began his path to becoming on of the greatest impersonaters. As Stanley Clifford Weyman, he pretended to be a lot of things -- none of whom were real people. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastn…
 
In honor of Pride Month, Katie is joined by author of “The Other Mothers,” Jennifer Berney. Jenn addresses the patriarchal ideals that are getting in the way of society accepting LGBTQ+ family-making. She also tells of the struggles she and her partner went through while creating their own family, and the importance of letting children know early o…
 
Laverne visits with one of her idols and sources of inspiration Tracey ‘Africa’ Norman to talk about her dramatic career in fashion in the 70s and 80s. Norman became a trailblazer when she was chosen as the first Black woman on a box of Clairol hair color in 1975. This was momentous for the entire Black community. It was also momentous for the tran…
 
Father’s Day is around the corner! To celebrate, Katie is joined by her TV husband in the upcoming CBS sitcom Smallwood, comedian Pete Holmes and his wife IRL Val Holmes. Pete and Val recall how a bad mushroom trip triggered Val’s trauma-healing journey before their daughter arrived. The two also discuss why they decided on “Lila Jane” for their da…
 
Upon Richard III's death in 1485, a man named Perkin Warbeck saw an opportunity. Since there was no firm evidence as to the fate of either of the Princes in the Tower, what should stop him claiming one of their identities? So he laid claim to the throne of the first Tudor King of England, Henry VII. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.i…
 
Does 1 Golden Globe + 3 Primetime Emmys + 8 SAG awards = Success? Not exactly. In the Go Ask Ali Season 1 Finale award-winning actress, producer, wife, mother and now author Julianna Margulies seems to have figured it out, what success means to her, that is. In her recent memoir Sunshine Girl: An Unexpected Life Julianna shares the challenging, tro…
 
Dr. Wendy Walsh, psychologist, author, radio and podcast host, explains just how important our first three years on earth are to the relationships we have over the rest of our lives. There’s this thing called Attachment Theory and it’s based on what happened to us as tiny little beings (thanks, Mom and Dad). As always, there’s hope. Regardless of y…
 
Pretty Little Liars’ Troian Bellisario and Suits’ Patrick J. Adams share the wild and unexpected way they welcomed their second baby into the world! Troian and Patrick may not have had a firm birth plan, but delivering in a car was NOT exactly what they had in mind. Tune in as the two detail everything about Troian’s pregnancy and a labor experienc…
 
To wrap out season 1 of Bridgerton: The Official Podcast, host Gabrielle Collins is joined by co-hosts Jess Brownell, Dr. Hannah Greig and Annabelle Hood for a quick round up of their behind-the-scenes discoveries and favorite Regency insults. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com…
 
What ever happened to the necklace Daphne left on the stone wall? And a last minute change to the series revealed. Following last week’s episode, Executive Producers Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers are back again to answer fan questions. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com…
 
What have you seen or heard about ageing? Chances are it has you a little bit TERRIFIED! Aches, pains, sores, cracks and creaks come to mind. Did you know, though, you can still bounce, sparkle and thrive just like the young'uns? It may just take a shift in focus - and good footcare. Dr. Frank Lipman covers a lot of territory like why he calls suga…
 
Dating as a trans woman can be complicated, frustrating and even dangerous. Longtime friend, actress and writer Jen Richards, joins Laverne for a very candid truth-only conversation. Together they dish on what they have learned over the years, like why some men are attracted to trans women and why so many men have a hard time being honest about the…
 
Katie Lowes talks with Dr. Michaeleen Doucleff about her journey to writing New York Times bestseller “Hunt, Gather Parent” and what she discovered Western parents have been missing out on along the way. Admittedly feeling ill-equipped to handle her three-year-old daughter, Michaeleen travelled the world to observe and implement parenting practices…
 
Betty Bigley's biggest fraud of all began when she convinced the world that she was the daughter of Andrew Carnegie, although born out of wedlock. She let the word spread, while she ran up debts totaling in the millions. She became known in the papers as "the Queen of Ohio" -- that is, until her secret was discovered by a banker in Boston. Learn mo…
 
The Shondaland powerhouses reflect on their experience making Bridgerton and how the beloved on-screen friendships mirror their own. Shonda and Betsy explain why their shows are anything but predictable “omg” moments, why the word “likeable” is a dagger into their hearts, and what truly makes a strong producer. Learn more about your ad-choices at h…
 
Yogi, mystic, international speaker and best-selling author Sadhguru joins Ali from his Isha Institute in Tennessee to clarify what the true meaning of karma is. Did you know that there is also social, global and genetic karma at play too, though? Sadhguru shares why some people suffer more than others, how memory plays a huge part in karma, and wh…
 
In this powerful episode, Laverne talks with Richard Rothstein, the author of The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America. Rothstein breaks down how the government implemented housing policies in order to segregate Black people primarily in the 1930s and 50s. Though many decades ago, the effects are as present as …
 
Katie Lowes opens up about her own experience with postpartum depression and invites to the show a key person who helped her through, psychiatrist Dr. Kira Stein. Through Katie’s survivor story, Dr. Stein addresses some of the most common stigmas associated with this treatable disorder. Katie and Dr. Stein talk through the signs and symptoms of PPD…
 
What rights does Lady Featherington have to her estate after the death of her husband? Would Nigel’s illegitimate child have really prevented him from being marriage material? In this bonus episode, Bridgerton’s historian Dr. Hannah Greig answers some of these questions and more submitted by fans. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.ihe…
 
Using a series of stolen identities -- many of whom were still living -- Ferdinand Waldo Demara, aka Fred Demara, built a lengthy résumé as an imposter. But unlike many other imposters, his goal wasn't money. It was to attain prestige and status. Time magazine called him, we quote, "audacious, unschooled but amazingly intelligent pretender." Learn …
 
In this bonus episode, Director Julie Anne Robinson and Choreographer Jack Murphy piece together the magic of the pilot episode, including how the cast and crew channeled their own personal experiences to bring it all to the screen. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com…
 
In this episode Ali speaks with Jamila Souffrant, the host of Journey to Launch, an award-winning podcast about how to achieve financial independence. For some people even thinking about M-O-N-E-Y triggers heart palpitations and flop sweat. Jamila is here to calm those fears. In fact, ladies, she says women are actually naturally good with money. B…
 
Laverne speaks with Kevin Allred, author, scholar, speaker, who came on the pop culture radar when he started teaching a university course on Beyonce back in 2010. It’s called Politicizing Beyonce, with a syllabus composed entirely of black feminist writers. It’s his mission to facilitate conversations that disrupt America’s racist and heterocentri…
 
Comedian, actress and “The Circle” host Michelle Buteau gets real about what led her to surrogacy and how she and her husband are navigating their different parenting styles as they raise their twin toddlers. Michelle also shares with Katie her thoughts on work-life “balance” as a parent, future school plans for her children, and diaper duty. Plus,…
 
Kelly Valentine Hendry’s expertise as a casting director was the perfect fit for Shondaland’s vision. Whether it’s in finding chemistry between the ensemble or casting the Queen herself, bringing the scripts to life on stage is no easy feat. Kelly shares her process through casting calls all the way to the final scene. Learn more about your ad-choi…
 
Barry Bremen was a novelty goods salesman, but between 1979 to 1986 he was known in the sports world as The Great Imposter. He posed as a player and umpire in the MLB, a player in the NBA, a PGA golfer, and even Dallas Cowboys cheerleader -- among others. He also accepted an Emmy award meant for Hill Street Blues actress, Betty Thomas. Learn more a…
 
This episode is all about S-E-X. Ali and acclaimed therapist and sex expert Dr. Tiffanie Henry break the silence around taboo subjects. They discuss everything from choosing the right type of lube to how to have age-appropriate talks with children about sex. If you want to know how you can take charge of your orgasm — or even have an orgasm at all …
 
It was the fall of 2017 when the MeToo Movement exploded. It seemed every woman on social media was typing #MeToo. The reality of how many people had experienced some sort of sexual harassment, assault or other violence shocked nearly everyone. MeToo was the charge that galvanized millions of survivors and allies around the world. MeToo = You Are N…
 
Katie Lowes and Adam Shapiro welcomed their daughter Vera Fay to the world on November 22, 2020. In this episode, Katie invites her husband Adam and her doula Rebecca Benenati back to Katie’s Crib for a healing discussion about her delivery and the 9 months leading up to it. Through laughter and a few tears, the three recount the many obstacles bro…
 
Some people knew Christian Gerhartsreiter as Chris Gerhart, a University of Wisconsin film student. Others knew Christopher Chichester, a descendant of British royalty. Still others knew him as Christopher Crowe, a film and TV producer. But most people knew him as Clark Rockefeller, who claimed to be heir to the Rockefeller dynasty. And he pulled i…
 
In the season four opener, Katie Lowes catches up with actress, singer, and brand new mama Kat McPhee Foster to hear all about her journey to parenthood with her husband David Foster. Kat reveals all that went down (and came up) in her delivery room, how her son’s name was chosen, and how her pregnancy impacted her relationship with her body. Plus,…
 
Ali Wentworth revisits her conversation with bestie and supermodel Brooke Shields to discuss social media and the hyper-sexualization of teenage girls. Brooke also opens up about her own complicated relationship with sexuality and both women dig into how they’re navigating monitoring their daughters’ activity on social media. If you have questions …
 
hey’ve laughed, they’ve cried, they’ve sang out of tune. After podcasting through the pandemic, Obama’s Other Daughters delivers a very special season finale dedicated to the listeners! Maame-Yaa, Ashley, Shakira, and Yazmin have a host of opinions as they offer four lucky listeners some final words of advice. Learn more about your ad-choices at ht…
 
#PenEloise is the enviable friendship from the Bridgerton book series that blossoms with the Shondaland treatment. Actresses Claudia Jessie (Eloise Bridgerton) and Nicola Coughlan (Penelope Featherington) discuss the similarities between their on-screen friendship and their real-life friendship while sharing memorable behind-the-scenes moments. Lea…
 
On the heels of the largest student-led national protest aimed at highlighting the erasure of LGBTQ+ people in schools, Ali Wentworth revisits her conversation with Stephen Russell, Ph.D (Regents’ Professor of Child Development) to discuss ways families can support LGBTQ+ teens. Dr. Russell provides insight into the unique challenges faced by queer…
 
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