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Welcome to Sandwich Generation, where we serve nothing but kids meals and early bird specials! Comedy writer Kevin Maher joins Biz to talk about the double-duty of raising children and caring for aging parents. Plus, Biz DID IT. Visit Kevin's website and Kevin Geeks Out. Follow Kevin on Twitter @KevinGeeksOut. Check out Theresa’s book! It Feels Goo…
 
It's a better and brighter world for LGBTQ teens, and even better if you're a reader! YA author Martin Wilson joins Biz to discuss the excellent winners and nominees of this year's Lambda Literary Awards. Plus, Biz lets it rip... again! Get your copies of Martin Wilson's YA books on his website or wherever books are sold. Martin's Lambda Award Reco…
 
What's the secret to great writing? Sex! That, and investing the time to write. The Secret Lives of Church Ladies author Deesha Philyaw returns to talk co-parenting, writing inside and outside the church, and how everybody's from Cordele, Georgia. Plus, Biz was sick. Get your copy of Deesha's award-winning book The Secret Lives of Church Ladies her…
 
Troublemakers and The Cure fans unite! Neil Katcher of Ooh You're In Trouble and Mortified joins Biz to share in the solidarity of humiliation! Plus, Biz shares her teen angst through the art of poetry. Listen to Ooh You're In Trouble and Mortified wherever pods are cast. Follow Neil Katcher on Twitter @neilkatcher. Check out Theresa’s book! It Fee…
 
Get your game face on and fill your boxes. The Ellis sisters are here to haggle! Unless it's the end of the day. Then it's $5. Helen Ellis, Biz's sister and author of Bring Your Baggage and Don't Pack Light, is on the show to talk garage sales, the decline in demand for china sets, and the march of time. Plus, Biz was wrong. Preorder your copy of H…
 
Now that COVID restrictions have been lifted, is it time to panic? No! Biz steps up to the ring to pummel an expert with all the questions you may have! Dr. Lena van der List of UC Davis Children's Hospital joins us to talk masks, pregnancy, pools, camps, beaches, and the risks of socializing with the loosey-goosey. Plus, Biz loves a library. Liste…
 
Summer days got you down? Escape into your mind and use your imagination! Illustrator and author Tori Sharp comes by to show Biz how. Plus, Biz brings the God of Lightning. Get your copy of Just Pretend here or wherever books are sold. Visit Tori's website here. Follow her on Twitter @NovelTori and on Instagram @noveltori. Check out Theresa’s book!…
 
Is greatness achieved through your accomplishments or by knowing who you are? Put away your pins (or maybe have the kids pick them up), because author Ben Brashares and illustrator Elizabeth Bergeland join Biz to kick off summer reading! Plus, Biz is on the move. Get your copy of Ben and Elizabeth's book The Great Whipplethorp Bug Collection here, …
 
It's time to Womp up the Jamz! Actress comedians and real life best friends Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham join Biz to talk about birthing their TV babies while pregnant with their actual babies. Plus, Biz has a bad feeling about this. Rent or purchase Jess and Len's television shows Best Friends Forever and Playing House on the streaming serv…
 
All the way from Australia, we brought in a professional to confirm what OBM has always known: Moms don't want your advice. Comedian and author Nelly Thomas joins us to break down the nomenclature confusion behind molls, roots, and petting your chinchilla. Plus, Biz can feel it. Get your copy of Nelly Thomas' book with Cat McInnes Some Mums (Are Fa…
 
We're talking about tweens! Awkward. Biz welcomes Judith Warner, author of And Then They Stopped Talking to Me: Making Sense of Middle School, to discuss angst, isolation, and "the deflation of childhood happiness." It's a good time. Plus, Biz finds things still confusing. Get your copy of And Then They Stopped Talking to Me: Making Sense of Middle…
 
The Road So Far: One Bad Mother hits its second Max Fun Drive membership goal! As promised, Biz pulls up to What If World in the Impala. There, standing tall, deep in thought, but ready to join the fight against evil is her brother in arms: Eric O'Keeffe. It's One Bad Supernatural! Biz and Eric discuss the CW action adventure show starring world cl…
 
It's the return of One Bad Guncle! James Arthur M. of the Minority Korner podcast is back to put the sugar on your broccoli, truth-wise! Plus, it's the last week of Max Fun Drive! Listen to James' podcast Minority Korner wherever podcasts are found. Follow James on Twitter @JamesArthur_M and on Instagram @jamesarthurm. Be sure to watch the MaxFunDr…
 
We hit our first Max Fun Drive membership goal, so you know what that means... We're sharing a fail of Broadway Opening Night proportions - Biz gets Tony Award-winner Laura Benanti's name wrong three times in a row... to her face! Thank you to all the Max Fun Drive supporters who joined or boosted or upgraded their memberships! We're not done yet t…
 
It's an extra musical edition of One Bad Mother! Tony Award-winning actress Laura Benanti joins Biz to sing about big feelings, nipple papayas, and her new picture book for moms, M Is For Mama and Also Merlot: A Modern Moms ABCs! Plus, it's Max Fun Drive! Get your copy of Laura Benanti's book with Kate Mangiameli and Helene Weston, M Is For Mama an…
 
Teenage angst is good for one thing... comedy. Fox animated series The Great North creators Wendy and Lizzie Molyneux joining us to talk writing with your sibling, memory pranks, and what it's like being the motherf***ing boss. Plus, Biz doesn't miss lunch. Watch The Great North on Fox, Sunday nights at 8:30 PM ET/7:30 PM CT, or on your streaming p…
 
I'm not all right and that's all right. Biz is joined by "Depression Professional" John Moe to discuss mental health, honest communication, and his new podcast Depresh Mode. Plus, Biz isn't really alone. Listen to Depresh Mode with John Moe here or wherever you get your podcasts. The Depresh Mode newsletter is available twice a week. Subscribe for …
 
400 episodes in and we're still doing it! Honk honk! Check out Theresa’s book! It Feels Good To Be Yourself is available now wherever books are sold. Our book You’re Doing A Great Job!: 100 Ways You’re Winning at Parenting! is available wherever books are sold. Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org…
 
Whip out your jazz hands and diplomas, because it's a scandal! Biz goes back to school with author and journalist Melissa Korn to discuss her new book with Jennifer Levitz, UNACCEPTABLE: Privilege, Deceit and the Making of the College Admissions Scandal. Plus, Biz doesn't want to do it. Get your copy of UNACCEPTABLE: Privilege, Deceit and the Makin…
 
Kittens play the glockenspiel and unicorns are real today in One Bad Mother World because Eric O'Keeffe, the host of the What If World podcast, is here! Biz and Mr. Eric explore storytelling for kids, the power of imagination, and the biggest question of all: How soon is too soon to introduce their kids to Supernatural? Plus, SPRING BREAK! Listen t…
 
What is family if not a group of people you love and love you? And breadsticks? Biz is joined by Tyler Greene of the This Is My Family podcast to discuss sharing, crying, and baby barf in your ear. Plus, Biz is wistful. Visit This Is My Family's website here and listen to TIMF wherever podcasts are found. Check out Pod People, the awesome company T…
 
Sometimes, the best ideas come from the darkest of times. Biz sits down with comic storyteller Lisa Lim to discuss exploring your creativity, running in circles, and being an Asian mom amid the Coronavirus. Plus, Biz shares a recipe for happiness. Visit Lisa Lim's website here. Follow her on Instagram @chineseladybug1. Read her comics for MUTHA Mag…
 
Is your child's bookshelf lacking diversity? Are you tired of never seeing your family illustrated in a picture book? Never fear. Alli Harper of OurShelves returns to continue her mission: Deliver a sustained, abundant overpouring of books! Plus, Biz is unsure of her options. Visit the OurShelves website here. Read the inaugural blog post here. Fol…
 
We are here to do two things: 1. Encourage you to speak publicly about uncomfortable things, and 2. Remind you that you are doing a great job. The amazing Dr. Jessica Zucker returns to the show to discuss her new book I Had A Miscarriage: A Memoir, A Movement. Plus, Biz doesn't have the answers. Genius & Fails begins at 43:40. Get your copy of I Ha…
 
What do you do when your kids ask difficult questions about race, crayons, and culture? First, you make a playlist, then you call Angela Joy! Biz sits down with Angela to discuss her wonderful children's book Black is a Rainbow Color! Plus, Biz busts out some cake parenting. Get your copy of Black is a Rainbow Color here or anywhere books are sold.…
 
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