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Ahmad Ahmed Hassan, HGTV Yard Crashers Host and Friend



E76 – Meet Ahmad ‘Ahmed’ Hassan, DIY Network’s original host of Yard Crashers. He and Julianne have been friends since they were teens in northern California, and you won’t believe what he originally thought of Weens! Ahmad, also spelled Ahmed for television, tells us about his rocky start and how he turned his life around and became educated in horticulture. We hear his path getting discovered by HGTV and DIY Network, ultimately hosting gardening and landscaping shows The Dirt On…, Blog Cabin, Turf War, and his signature Yard Crashers which inspired multiple spin offs! We get some inside scoop about the background of his career, of how the show worked behind the scenes, his public work as a celebrity spokesperson, and owning his own thriving landscaping business. Ahmad answers some listener gardening questions about grubs, succulents, eucalyptus, tight jeans!, and tells us about the quirky eco-friendly way he has been bathing lately! This dynamic man is a standup dad, friend, and family member with interesting thoughts on religion and being raised a black man in America. His passion for integrity and hard work is apparent, and we know you will enjoy listening and getting to know Ahmad Hassan!

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Podcast Promo: Nerdy B*tches

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Song Credit: “Love of My Friends” by Julianne Eggold, available on JulianneEggold.com

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Sanity Checklist with Laura Haver



E75 – Meet Laura Haver, a life coach, writer and athlete. As a mom herself, and the creative playful talent behind Chasing Havers, she gives us practical advice on getting through these homebound, tumultuous times. We talk about distractions, mental overwhelm, and meltdowns, and learn how we can get back on the happiness track with some straightforward steps. Find out about her sanity checklist and daily hacks to help organize our chaotic lives. And take part in her fun challenge called #WeWriteTheStory2020 which through games and play, creates connection and mental shifts toward happiness. Whether you’re a parent like Mouse looking for support and structure, or feeling indecisive like Weens with interests or career, you can use what Laura offers to get you centered and onto that path forward. We’re excited for you to hear this episode and to spread positivity. It is contagious!

  • Video version of this episode on YouTube
  • @chasinghavers on Instagram with #WeWriteTheStory2020 to show your daily fun and games during this time!
  • www.chasinghavers.com for articles, games, coaching. Sign up on Laura’s site for a free sanity checklist and discovery call. Special for listeners! Contact Laura and apply to beta-test exclusive games for her upcoming book!
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Podcast Promo: Mama Never Told Us!

Song Credit: “Love of My Friends” by Julianne Eggold, available on JulianneEggold.com

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Patti Negri: Hollywood Psychic-Medium and Good Witch



E74 – We celebrate Mouse and mom’s birthday by going to the Hollywood hills to visit a good witch, Patti Negri, author and psychic medium to the stars…and to us! Patti shares her personal journey of how she learned to embrace her gifts of communicating with the dead from a very early age. She reveals some spiritual encounters on tv shows clearing ghosts from famous houses, channeling celebrities like Michael Jackson, and conjuring serial killers like that of the Black Dahlia. Then we get down and dirty with our own personal tarot readings and contacting our dead loved ones. Mouse gets a special bathtub spell to connect to her inner child, Weens discovers that her new love is waiting in a corner, and mom talks to her mother who reveals something very personal and vulnerable. Patti facilitates some very spooky-cool and extremely insightful connections to ourselves and to our loved ones who have passed on. And at the end of the episode Mouse gets unsettling news regarding our dead father and the lies that were told. Where will we go from here?  Patti gives some great tips on how to tap into your own psychic abilities, how to deal with imbalance and stress, and how to work toward happiness, all outlined in her book Old World Magick for the Modern World. Come on this journey with us as Patti lifts the veil between the world of the living and the world of the dead, and allows us all to peek in. You will be on the edge of your seat!

Podcast Promo: Naptime Nancy

Song Credit: “Bad Mama (Good Witch)” by Julianne Eggold

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Awkward and Embarrassed



E71 – It’s easy to be awkward if you’re an Eggold sister,  we have come to find out. Hear the latest completely mortifying story that happened to Julianne at work. Is it a tall girl thing because of extra long limbs? Or is it just us? Joelle is famous for waving when people look away, and we are both guilty of just generally being big dorks. We call on our friends to help us commiserate and hear some of their stories too, most involving underwear! Then we make official our segment “Celebrity Stories That Go Nowhere”, underlining that awkwardness is rampant around stars! We end with a must-hear tutorial about handshakes, fist bumps, and that elusive cheek kiss. Tune in and join the fun by writing to us with your awkward and embarrassing stories! mouseandweens@gmail.com or DM on all the social media platforms @mouseandweens

Podcast Promo: Unpredictably Us

Song Credit: “Hallelujah I Love Her So” cover by The Coffee Shop Trio

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Fifty Shades of Shaw



E70 – This is Part 2 of Paul Shaw’s interview with Julianne. Hear the other side of his career beyond solely surrogate partner and intimacy coach as discussed in Episode 69. He is a male dominatrix, or dom, and explains his life as a sensual professional working in an all-female Los Angeles dungeon. THIS EPISODE IS ONLY AVAILABLE ON PATREON. You might be surprised to learn about the psychology and empowerment behind the world of BDSM. Mr. Shaw takes his job seriously, making sure to understand his client’s background and goals, and takes great pride in his care and communication. You will hear stories of some of his clients and understand why the world of kinks and fetishes can be one of healing and therapy.

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Song credit: “Love Is A Mess” by Julianne Eggold

Paul Shaw: www.mrshaw.top and  www.surrogatepartner.care

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Well Good Morning!



E67 – Hop on the 2020 sister train and follow our thoughts as we talk through Mouse’s suburban optimism and Weens’ city pessimism, while discussing traffic, Mr. Rogers, true crime, and the homeless. Our eyes were opened by Julianne’s interview with a Los Angeles Police Department officer, who had a lot of information and thoughtful perspectives on the homeless problem in LA and the day to day issues that the LAPD deals with. Then we have some parenting discussions about Mouse’s boys about male role models, teasing and gender jokes, internet safety, and sexual health. Fun fact: did you know Joelle was a sex educator in college and was on the news talking about HPV? Now, don’t be fooled by the heavy topics. This episode is laden with ridiculousness and funny stories. Look out for brisk red sweaters, bearded ice skaters, drunk tarot card readers, caped rollerskaters in g-strings, condom banana totems, and a guy named Rare. Come hang out with us and be part of the fam! Visit Patreon for bonus funny outtakes from this episode!

At A Glance:
0:00-1:49 Donate to homeless a/o trafficked youth CovenantHouseCalifornia.org
1:49-5:48 Catching up, LA, freeway, red sweaters
5:48-9:33 True crime, optimism, Dirty John
9:36-15:43 Skating stories
15:43-21:13 Fascinating people on the street
21:13-26:51 Trying to help homeless
27:12-38:33 Interview with LAPD about homeless
38:33-41:33 Weekend recap, Marc Maron, Black Crystal Wolf Kids
41:33-44:24 Raising boys, role models, internet safety
44:24-48:00 Sex education

Thanks to our podcast pals: Best Forevers, Fataliteas, Cult of Domesticity, Not A Safe Space, Quick and Dirty Romance, Her American Story, Couples Talking Couples, Feminists Without Mystique

Song credit: “Beautiful Girl” by Julianne Eggold available on www.julianneeggold.com/art-of-freelance

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