Mom Rage



Mom Rage is a podcast dedicated to expanding the conversation about motherhood.


  • Have You Tried Surrendering?

    25/11/2019 Duration: 01h13min

    Amelia and Edan talk about their experiences with student-teacher conferences and then discuss a recent New York Times op-ed about declining fertility around the world. At about 37:00, they interview speaker, author, and mother of three Reesheda Graham-Washington about Sweet Rest, an organization that prioritizes rest for black women.   LINKS to what else we mention We'd love your support.

  • Always Be Biggering

    19/11/2019 Duration: 01h20min

    This week, Edan and Amelia discuss a recent This American Life segment about parents of short-ish kids asking doctors for human growth hormone to assist their children in growing more. Then, Edan gets into all her recent parenting drama and Amelia talks about a recent meltdown--her own. At about 35:00, they interview Cyndi Otteson, a mother of two who is running for Los Angeles City Council. LINKS to what we mention Help support the show!

  • Art as Refuge

    12/11/2019 Duration: 01h02min

    This week, Amelia and Edan talk about the art (from paintings to documentaries) that provides refuge from parenthood, or that makes us feel alive during the muck of raising little kids. At about 29:30, they interview visual artist Carolyn Castaño about her work, how parenthood has changed her process, and her relationship with her own mother. LINKS to things we mention Mom Rage merch

  • Post Postpartum

    04/11/2019 Duration: 01h11min

    Amelia is going back to her therapist and Edan feels bad about how critical she is as a mom. They then address a listener question about the post postpartum body and how to come to terms with change and aging. At 35:00, they interview author Darcey Steinke about her book Flash Count Diary: Menopause and the Vindication of Natural Life. more LINKS to what we mention We'd love your support. Mom Rage merch!

  • We Are All Dangerous

    29/10/2019 Duration: 01h29min

    This week we discuss our second Mom Rage book club pick, On Immunity: An Inoculation by Eula Biss. At 47:00, medical anthropologist Samantha Gottlieb tells us about how the HPV vaccine was initially marketed and discusses the vaccine-hesitant communities she's worked with.  Links to what we mention We would so appreciate your support!

  • It Will Never Go Back

    22/10/2019 Duration: 01h09min

    Edan went to pelvic floor physical therapy and Amelia's kids made her feel angsty. At about 30:45, they talk to poet Rachel Moritz about the anthology she co-edited, My Casearean: 21 Writers on the C-Section Experience and After. LINKS to what we mention We would like your support!

  • Woman Pillar

    15/10/2019 Duration: 53min

    Amelia and Edan catch each other up on their lives and compare notes on what they do on the weekends with their families. They then rage over a new report about worldwide mistreatment of laboring women in childbirth, and discuss the documentary One Child Nation. At 32:30, Amelia interviews the film's director, Nanfu Wang. Links to what we mention We'd love your support!

  • Mom Hacks and Mommy Juice

    08/10/2019 Duration: 55min

    Mailbag episode! But first, Edan shares some more news about her pelvic floor, and Amelia discusses a phone call with Patagonia about their on-site childcare. This week, instead of a guest, we play Labia Hotline calls and read your emails, covering subjects ranging from childbirth to grocery shopping to school choice. LINKS to things we mention

  • Your Ego is Not Your Amigo

    01/10/2019 Duration: 01h15min

    Edan shares how life is going as a mother of three, why her oldest got in trouble at school, and what his "sensory diet" is all about. Amelia celebrated a birthday, returned to a former workplace, and is realizing how motherhood has changed her perspective on things even further. At about 38:00, they interview writer and dad Alon Ziv about how mothers and fathers might better and more efficiently approach equal parenting duties. LINKS support us!

  • Virtue Never Tested...

    24/09/2019 Duration: 01h14min

    Edan and Amelia return to the complicated topic of school choice. At 35:00, they interview novelist Eleanor Henderson about the function and power of birth stories, what it's like raising a tween boy, and writing about illness. LINKS to what we mention Thanks for your support!

  • She Manly

    17/09/2019 Duration: 01h15min

    Amelia and Edan respond to more listener feedback; this time, about pelvic floor issues. Then they read poetry that inspires, transgresses, and enlightens. At about 34:30, they talk to body worker and somatic healer Pamela Samuelson about the power that comes with understanding our bodies, and what her "Take Back the Speculum" workshop is all about.  Links to what we mention!

  • Everyone's Mean

    10/09/2019 Duration: 01h10min

    Amelia and Edan discuss some listener responses about grocery shopping and childbirth, and then they share updates on their lives. Edan's had some family health crises and Amelia's dealing with meltdowns. At about 30:20, they talk to blogger Natalie Lovin, aka Hey Natalie Jean, aka Nat the Fat Rat, about what brought her to blogging and just how toxic online hatred can get. Links to what we mention support the show!

  • The Birth Special

    02/09/2019 Duration: 54min

    We're ba-ack! To kick off season 3, Amelia tells us about her latest harrowing trip to Children's Hospital, and Edan tells the birth story of her third child, Mickey Ocean Brown. Then they discuss Amelia's son Teddy's first week of kindergarten and all the emotions that brings.   our website

  • Season 2 Finale

    16/07/2019 Duration: 01h11min

    For their last episode of season 2, Amelia and Edan talk about family narratives: the roles they've taken on since childhood, and what stories they might be telling about their own kids. At 31:30, they interview Darcy Lockman about her book, All the Rage: Mothers, Fathers, and the Myth of Equal Partnership. Links to what we mention To support us

  • Apocalypse Now

    09/07/2019 Duration: 01h13min

    Amelia and Edan discuss their upcoming hiatus and why they need a break. Amelia talks about her writing retreat and how freeing it felt to not be tied to the routines and demands of family; Edan is starting to nest and really think about how she's about to have a third child. Then they grapple with recent upsetting news stories. At about 26:30, they interview pediatric occupational therapist Alexis Provost about her work, as well as about her younger daughter's heart surgeries.

  • Keeping it Together/Falling Apart

    02/07/2019 Duration: 01h25min

    Amelia is trying to keep it together... and Edan wants to name her hemorrhoid. Then they play some Labia Hotline calls. At 33:45, they talk to writer Kate Suddes about her son's stillbirth and what life and parenthood has looked like since. 

  • Living in Both Places

    25/06/2019 Duration: 01h01min

    Amelia and Edan review their Father's Day experiences. Plus, Amelia isn't getting any of the superhero drawings she never knew she wanted, and Edan has some big news related to Bean's school. At about 21:30, they interview writer Mira Jacob about her graphic memoir Good Talk, raising a mixed race son, and what happened in her family leading up to the 2016 election. Links! If you'd like to support us!

  • Befriended and Unbefriended

    18/06/2019 Duration: 01h10min

    Amelia and Edan share their friendship origin story and talk about the pleasures and pitfalls of making "mom friends." At 22:30, they interview doctor and illustrator Grace Farris about the ways motherhood has impacted her career or at least the way she looks at her career, and what led her to draw about her life as a mother. She also shares the one intense childbirth experience that medical school did *not* prepare her for.   Links to what we mention Support us!

  • Dad Rage

    11/06/2019 Duration: 01h22min

    To celebrate Father's Day, Amelia and Edan's husbands (Matt and Patrick, respectively) turn Mom Rage into Dad Rage. They get vulnerable about how they're represented on the podcast, how their lives have changed since becoming dads, and how they feel about their kids watching TV, going to public schools, and so much more. After the conversation, Amelia and Edan weigh in on what they said (or didn't say). Links to things mentioned Support the show

  • Clarissa Explains it All

    04/06/2019 Duration: 01h06min

    Amelia is feeling vulnerable and Edan has named her yeast infection. They then discuss their perceptions of women who don't have children, and what they thought of mothers before they themselves became mothers. At about 27:00, they welcome back anonymous guest Anonymom, who talks about what the last year's been like for her and her special-needs son. Books and things we mention

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