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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.

Season 3 features Katherine and co-host Angela Garbes, diving into some of the biggest topics of 2020, including talking with guests about fixing the childcare crisis, race and social justice, and money and identity.

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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
The Double Shift is still on hiatus, but while we dream big about Season 3, check out this new show from Planet Money creator, Adam Davidson, who sits down with people who’ve channeled their unique passions and interests into successful businesses.  If you miss the Double Shift, consider membership! It starts at $5/mo. Right now, Katherine and producer Rachel McCarthy are talking about life with kids in the Covid era. To get access to this and other exclusive content, go to thedoubleshift.com/join.
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

2019-02-1120:20

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
Nydia Sanchez runs an overnight, 24-hour child care center in Las Vegas. Many of her clients are single moms who work in casinos, or as waitresses, nurses and dancers. We visit to see how Nydia serves a group of moms that many bosses, politicians, and daycare owners just don’t think about. Episode Sponsors Simple Health - Waive the $20 prescription fee at simplehealth.com/doubleshift or enter doubleshift at checkout. LOLA - 40% off all subscriptions, mylola.com enter DOUBLESHIFT at checkout.
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

2019-03-2533:32

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 1st order of a Molekule air filter, visit Molekule.com & 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

2019-04-0835:40

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

2019-04-2219:46

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.
How to recapture the revolutionary spirit of Mother’s Day. Plus, to become a founding member of The Double Shift, go to thedoubleshift.com/join. Our op-ed: https://medium.com/critical-frequency/lets-return-mother-s-day-to-its-revolutionary-roots-with-the-invisible-labor-calculator-7906e5d40bde Sponsors: ThirdLove: For 15% your first order, Thirdlove.com/doubleshift Myro: For 50% and to get started for just $5, mymyro.com/doubleshift promo code Doubleshift
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. Erin Grau was a New York Times employee who wasn’t satisfied with “good enough” parental leave. So she fought to make it better for everyone at her company. Become a member of The Double Shift for $5/mo. Go to thedoubleshift.com/join Takecareof.com: For 25% off your first month Care/of vitamins with the code DoubleShift30. Storyworth.com/DoubleShift for
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. Katherine’s coming to the Bay area! Get tix to F*ck Mom Guilt Live! Oakland Aug 14th https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fck-mom-guilt-world-tour-with-the-double-shift-in-oakland-tickets-65054768564, SF Aug 15th https://www.eventbrite.com/e/betabrand-podcast-theatre-fck-mom-guilt-tickets-64385208893?aff=erelexpm
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

2019-11-1137:58

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

2019-11-1834:36

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

2019-11-2546:06

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 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.
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