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A reported show hosted by Katherine Goldstein about a new generation of working mothers. No parenting advice here, but rather three-dimensional stories that challenge ideas about our workplaces (from brothels to boardrooms) along with boundary-breaking conversations about our lives at home.
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BONUS: Unladylike preview

BONUS: Unladylike preview

2019-06-2500:16:39

We’re still on break working hard on Season 2, but in the meantime, check out this preview from our friends at Unladylike, a show about gender rules and the people who break them. This episode features Hillary Frank discussing a topic dear to us: the special misogyny reserved for working mothers. Subscribe to Unladylike today!   Also: become a member of The Double Shift to get additional content. Go to thedoubleshift.com/join. It’s $5/month. 
Ideas are coming at you every day from all directions. How can you process it all? You can start with The Next Big Idea. Host Rufus Griscom and legendary thought leaders Malcolm Gladwell, Adam Grant, Dan Pink, and Susan Cain, will be your personal “idea” curators. Open your mind and get ready for something big, because the right idea--at the right moment--has the power to transform your life. Listen now on http://wondery.fm/TNBIDoubleShift
Welcome to The Double Shift, the show about women who are challenging how society sees mothers and how we see ourselves. 
Punk Rock Rabbi

Punk Rock Rabbi

2019-02-1100:20:211

For over 10 years, Louisa Rachel Solomon has been the frontwoman for the rock band, The Shondes. She hasn't let pregnancy or parenthood slow her down. But she's now staring down a big existential question: How do you continue to have a creative and fulfilling professional life after you have a kid? Episode sponsors:  Audible - Free 30-day trial at audible.com/doubleshift or text DOUBLESHIFT to 500500 GreenChef - $50 off first box at greenchef.us/doubleshift  
Night Shift in Sin City

Night Shift in Sin City

2019-02-2500:18:201

Nydia Sanchez runs one of Las Vegas' only overnight, 24-hour child care centers, serving 108 kids. Many of her clients are single moms who work in casinos, and as waitresses, nurses and dancers. We visit to find out how Nydia keeps her business affordable and serves a group of moms that many bosses, politicians, and other daycare owners just don’t think about. Episode Sponsors: Simple Health, online birth control prescriptions with free home delivery. Get the $20 prescription fee waived by going to simplehealth.com/doubleshift or entering code doubleshift at checkout. LOLA organic cotton tampons, pads, liners and all-natural cleansing wipes, delivered. For 40% off all subscriptions, visit mylola.com and enter DOUBLESHIFT when you subscribe.
The Candidate Who Carpools

The Candidate Who Carpools

2019-03-1100:24:05

Ashton Clemmons didn't think the voice of mothers was well represented in North Carolina's state government. So in 2018, she was one of the unprecedented number of women who ran for office. This intimate story gives a real look at what it's like to be a candidate with three little kids. Ep Sponsors: For 25% off your 1st month of personalized Care/of vitamins, go to TakeCareOf.com and enter DoubleShift Catch a brand-new PAW Patrol on March 15th on Nickelodeon at 12/11c, followed by Top Wing at 12:30.
Mamas of the Brothels

Mamas of the Brothels

2019-03-2500:33:33

Natasha Star is one of the highest-earning sex workers at The Sagebrush Ranch in Lyon County, Nevada. She's also a mom to a five year-old son. In this episode we talk to moms, a madam at The Mustang Ranch, and experts to explore the perks and pitfalls of being a working mom when your office is a legal brothel. For 15% of your first purchase of a perfect fitting bra, go to thirdlove.com/doubleshift. For $75 off your first order of a Molekule air filter, visit Molekule.com and at checkout enter DOUBLESHIFT.
Our "Mamas of the Brothels" episode took a lot to pull off. We tell some of the wild, behind-the-scenes stories about how this story about sex worker moms almost fell apart. Executive Producer Sarah Ventre shares how she pulled the story together by "brothel hopping" in a Tony Soprano car.
On Not Having It All

On Not Having It All

2019-04-0800:35:41

Host Katherine Goldstein was dedicating her career to covering issues facing working moms when her own personal and work life came messily crashing together. Recorded as an audio diary, Katherine shares a very personal story about family, ambition, and loss. ThirdLove: Go to Thirdlove.com/doubleshift for 15% off your first purchase of a perfect-fitting bra. Care.com: To save 30% off a premium membership, go to care.com/doubleshift
Co-Work, Co-Play

Co-Work, Co-Play

2019-04-2200:19:47

Most offices in America are still built by men, for men. Because of this, Tiffany Frye couldn't find any work and childcare arrangement that worked for her. So she built her own. We visit Nido, a workspace in North Carolina that puts the needs of mothers and children first. Episode Sponsor: For $50 off your first box of Green Chef, go to GreenChef.us/doubleshift.
Author Amy Westervelt and host Katherine Goldstein discuss how we can recapture the revolutionary spirit of Mother’s Day... and why it’s time for us to put a dollar amount on all the invisible labor moms do to keep society and families running. Plus, we announce an awesome next step for The Double Shift... a membership program for listeners. To become a founding member of The Double Shift, go to thedoubleshift.com/join. It costs $5/mo and you’ll get extended, bonus content & a cool community launching this summer. To read Amy and Katherine’s essay on returning Mother’s Day to its revolutionary roots, click here. And check out our invisible labor calculator and to find out how much you should earn per year keeping your family (and society) running.   Sponsors: ThirdLove: For 15% your first order, go to Thirdlove.com/doubleshift Myro: For 50% and to get started for just $5, go to mymyro.com/doubleshift and use promo code Doubleshift
Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby

Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby

2019-05-2000:36:201

Angelica Lindsey-Ali is the mother of four and a sex educator. She’s also a practicing Muslim who travels around the country with a bag full of rainbow dildos teaching mothers that a sexually awakened woman is a powerful woman.... And the best “self care” of all might just be really mind-blowing sex.   To get bonus content on this episode, become a member for $5/mo. thedoubleshift.com/join. To order your free home try-ons to go Warbyparker.com/doubleshift.  
The paid family leave situation in America is so bad, mothers are conditioned to think that we’re “lucky” to get ANY time off at all to care for a new baby or adopted child. Erin Grau was a New York Times employee who wasn’t satisfied with “good enough” parental leave. So, along with a determined group of women, she fought to make it better for everyone at her company.   Additional interview with Claire Cain Miller, reporter for the Upshot at the New York Times.   In addition to Erin, Rebecca Grossman-Cohen, Alex Hardiman, Christine Hung, and Alex MacCallum worked to improve the New York Times’ parental leave policy.   Additional field production on this episode by Molly Nugent.   Join:   For bonus content on this episode, and access to a members-only community launching this summer, become a member of The Double Shift for $5/mo. Go to thedoubleshift.com/join   Resources:   “Where are the Mothers?” Read host Katherine Goldstein’s original reporting about how the women at the New York Times improved their parental leave.   Making the case for parental leave with reporting from Claire Cain Miller: “The Economic Benefits of Paid Parental Leave.” “In Google’s Inner Circle, a Falling Number of Women.” “Wal-Mart and Now Starbucks: Why More Big Companies are Offering Paid Family Leave.” “With Paid Leave, Gates Foundation Says There Can Be Too Much of a Good Thing.”   Read The NYTimes Parenting Section’s Guide to negotiating for parental leave: “How to Ask for Parental Leave When You’re an Hourly Worker” “How Freelancing Parents Can Create Maternity or Paternity Leave.” “How to Ask for Maternity or Paternity Leave When Your Company Has No Policy.”   Making Motherhood Work: How Women Manage Careers and Caregiving, By Caitlyn Collins   Additional organizations that support parental leave advocacy:   Paid Leave US is a national advocacy organization aimed at getting national paid family leave by 2022. Check out their FAQ, templates for getting better workplace policies and a cost benefit analysis resource.   A Better Balance has tons of resources on knowing your rights around family leave, pregnancy and more.   National Domestic Workers Alliance has an online platform for paid leave for domestic workers. Thanks Takecareof.com: For 25% off your first month of personalized Care/of vitamins, use the code DoubleShift30.   StoryWorth makes it easy and fun for your loved ones to share their stories, with weekly emailed story prompts go to Storyworth.com/DoubleShift for $20 off.
If you loved Ep. 10 on family leave, check out this episode of Inflection Point with Lauren Schiller, a show about how women rise up. She’s joined by Katie Bethell, founder of Paid Leave for the US, who shares stories and strategies for getting paid leave for all by 2022. Listen to Inflection Point for more great interviews.   Katherine’s coming to the Bay area! Get tix to F*ck Mom Guilt Live! Oakland on Aug 14th, SF on Aug 15th.
In Season 1 we dove into work and careers, but no one’s work life is going to change if our home lives are stuck in the past. This season we’re bringing you six episodes of boundary-breaking conversations that present bold new ideas for our lives.
The Honor Student

The Honor Student

2019-11-1100:37:57

Maria Ramirez was a straight-A high school senior gunning for the Ivy League when she found out she was pregnant. Her journey to college graduation was filled with huge personal and financial obstacles, until she found a program that viewed motherhood as a role to be supported, not stigmatized. Our Sponsors: For 15% off, go to YourSuper.com and use the code DOUBLESHIFT Honeybook.com/doubleshift for 50% your first year.
The 43% Mother

The 43% Mother

2019-11-1800:34:371

In Nataly Antar’s Orthrodox Jewish marriage, her husband worked while she cooked, cleaned, and took care of their young children. Nataly assumed her divorce would be just as traditional. She was wrong. In this episode, we explore what it means to be a "good" and fulfilled mother when you have no legal custody over your own children. Thirdlove: Go to Thirdlove.com/doubleshift for 15% off your first order. Rothys: Go to Rothys.com/doubleshift to get your new favorite flats.
Choose Your Own Family

Choose Your Own Family

2019-11-2500:46:07

We've headed to Canada to highlight families making their own rules. First up, Sarah MacDonald, who's raising her kids with a queer man she found through a co-parenting "dating" site, and Natasha Bahkt and Lynda Collins, who've never been a couple and are jointly parenting a child with special needs. Honeybook: Honeybook.com/doubleshift for 50% off your first year. Thrive Causemetics: Go to thrivecausemetics.com/doubleshift for 15% off first purchase Become a member! Go to thedoubleshift.com/join.
After giving birth to five children, Ted Rau now identifies as a transgender man, and he’s created a life outside the single family model by raising his kids in co-housing. His story presents a fascinating and nuanced take on community, gender and motherhood. Thanks to our sponsors: Go to YourSuper.com and get 15% off with promo code DOUBLESHIFT at checkout. Thanks for becoming a member of The Double Shift! Go to thedoubleshift.com/join to become a member today. It starts at $5/mo.
Living The Double Shift

Living The Double Shift

2019-12-0900:35:47

Host Katherine Goldstein talks candidly with Senior Producer Rachel McCarthy about her life's own plot twists since season 1 as she prepares for big changes in her own family. She also discusses how the themes of the season have influenced her, her maternity leave plans, and the future of The Double Shift. Thanks: Barkbox: Go to barkbox.com/DOUBLESHIFT for at free extra toy with your subscription. Honeybook: Go to honeybook.com/doubleshift for 50% your first year. Don’t forget to become a member of The Double Shift! It starts at $5/mo. thedoubleshift.com/join
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