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Cabo Mexico Vacation



E111 – Come escape to Baja California Mexico with us! Traveling with the family, Joelle recounts her recent Spring Break week in Cabo. She has some tips for parents who want to travel with kids, especially teens, and talks about timeshares Vidanta and Cabo Azul. Mouse recounts the things to do while vacationing in Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, especially the fishing and Flora Farms adventures! There are deep questions that Mouse has for listeners too, such as when going on a resort vacation do you take the hotel shampoo or leave it there? What is your sex life like during a family trip? How angry do you get at flight changes? And do you think our kids sound like spoiled brats?! We also talk about traveling during coronavirus times, needing to take a Covid test to get on a flight, and generally getting back to real life now that everyone is getting vaccinated. How much is worrying about the virus, and how much is anxiety transitioning back to being busy, especially in crowded LA? Can Weens just stay forever in her virtual college homeschool cave?! Listen for a Sixteen Candles trivia question, and weigh in on whether you’d be interested in a Beastie Boys whale watching cruise!

Video podcast version on http://bit.ly/youtubeMW Thank you so much for watching and listening!

Song Credits: Mouse and Weens theme by Julianne Eggold
“Things Aren’t As Bad As They Seem” by Dan Mahony and Julianne Eggold
Voice Actor: Matt Thompson

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Promos: PodFix Presents, PopUp Filmcast, Fish Nerds, Always Never Right all part of https://PodFixNetwork.com. Hot mentions: Phil Rood @philrood, Keith of @popup_filmcast, and Fisherman Dave @dbreptiles on Instagram

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Easter Dog, Feckit, Paul Williams, and Microaggressions



E110 – Easter afternoon we took the podcast for a walk on the dog trail. Are you into Jesus?! We talk traditions in our house, and the hunt for the golden egg brings up the trophy-for-all discussion. Hear Juls’ hot take on overconfident kids and practical parenting. We’re interrupted by dog fight drama, but Weens quickly channels her Cesar Milan-style advice. We discuss the changing dynamic of our sisterhood and how the little sis is now teaching the big sis. This ties into Joelle’s new favorite idea: The Feck It Fifties complete with a Feckit List, because life is short, who cares what people think, and family is important! In an Ishtar segue, we talk about songwriter, actor, Grammy winner Paul Williams and what happened when Mom and Julianne stayed at his house! We get into Weens’ sociology and psychology studies and learn about microaggressions, schemas, and body language to quickly size a person up. Hot example is Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin’s paparazzi scuffle back in the day, so of course Joelle paid attention! This also reminds us of the 4-part Showtime series “Love Fraud” about a real hunt for a dirt bag narcissist. Talk about microaggressions! Enjoy an awkward double hello with neighbors in a very “Curb Your Enthusiasm” tinkle moment, and be sure to follow and subscribe everywhere you can find our podcast! Video podcast version on http://bit.ly/youtubeMW Thank you so much for watching and listening!

Song Credits: Mouse and Weens theme and “Beautiful Girl” by Julianne Eggold https://www.julianneeggold.com

Voice Actor: Matt Thompson

Sponsor: Dream Dinners! Get your life back at dinner time. Quickly make homemade meals and have more quality time for you and your family! Please try this out. Dream Dinners is nationwide. It really has taken the stress out of dinner time! If within 25 miles of the Poway or San Marcos locations, use MOUSEANDWEENS99 for $99 off your first order!

Promos: PodFix Presents, I Shake My Head with Lisa and Sam, and The Filmmakers Podcast, all part of the https://PodFixNetwork.com

Hot mentions: Brilliant Observations Podcast, Michele Harper of @MetaphysicaSpa color therapy, Malcolm Gladwell’s “Blink”, narcissism expert Dr. Ramani

Please follow and contact us via Instagram | Twitter | Facebook @mouseandweens We’d love to hear from you about the show or just to talk at (858) 206-8746 or mouseandweens@gmail.com. A transcript of this episode is on http://www.mouseandweens.com

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Akello Stone: Author, Podcaster, Sociologist



Meet Akello Stone and go deeper! He is an author, a podcaster, an actor, and host with a ton of heart. Hear about why he became a sociology professor, his thoughts on yoga and meditation, his appearances in documentaries, and his refreshing and unique perspective on masculinity. This youth mentor wrote the book Seeking Selfdom in an Age of Selfies and just published the companion podcast Seeking Selfdom – Going Deeper to explain the book’s intricacies. We talk with him about many topics including tattoos and how they fit into our society, relationships and being solo-minded versus couple-minded, and the perceptions of hair and how it can define a man. We really hope you enjoy this interview and continue the conversation by subscribing to Akello’s podcast. He has a lot of thoughtful and inspiring points of view, and we hope you take part!

Links:
Find Akello’s projects at http://linktr.ee/akello and http://sociologyonline.weebly.com/
Mentions: Masculinity film @maskyoulivein and race, gender yoga @blackboysom

Song credits: Mouse and Weens theme music and outro “Peeballoo” by Julianne Eggold

Voice actor: Matt Thompson

Promo: Planthropology https://www.planthropologypod.com/

We are sponsored by DREAM DINNERS. Get more balance in your lifestyle by joining Dream Dinners meal prep system. Save an average of $200 a month on groceries 20 hours a month shopping and prepping! Joelle has been using Dream Dinners since 2017 and tells all her friends about it regularly, so this is a tried and true life hack! Kids love the homecooked meals, it is fast, easy, and a no-brainer for busy parents.  It is not a subscription service so you can use it as frequently or as infrequently as you would like. Locations are nationwide. First time guests at the San Diego locations of Poway and San Marcos, use MOUSEANDWEENS99 for a $99 discount. Sign up on the homepage link on https://www.mouseandweens.com and use discount code MOUSEANDWEENS99 at checkout!

A transcript of this episode is on http://www.mouseandweens.com. Video podcast version on http://bit.ly/youtubeMW

Please follow and contact us via Instagram | Twitter | Facebook @mouseandweens We’d love to hear from you about the show or just to talk at (858) 206-8746 or mouseandweens@gmail.com

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Thank you to our patrons for joining our family! If anyone else would like to be a part and get a Mouse and Weens welcome package of gear, bonus content, outtakes, ad-free episodes, songs, and shoutouts, sign up for a tiny $5 a month at https://www.Patreon.com/MouseAndWeens. You can pick the topic of our next episode too! We will kiss you right on the mouth…after vaccinations!

 

 


I Called My Ex and Have a Story



E108 – Joelle fights fashion but wonders if she’s missing the shopping gene. Julianne reports on our NYC Screenwriting Challenge and explains her method for writing scripts. It’s been a fun collective effort with us, Derek and Keith of Pop Up Film Cast, and Phil Rood of The Picture Show with Austin and Phil Rood. There is some scolding about being late, a story about compost, and the time Juls met Mouse’s crush Chris Martin, the Coldplay front man. Then the main course: we hear interviews with three of Weens’ ex boyfriends! Now all good friends, Dave, Matt, and Blake tell their funny quintessential Julianne stories including Mexican pet stores, wild horses in elusive Idaho, Valentine’s Day mind-reading, apartment sax, and film school projects including frogs and nudity. It’s a fun one and we give big thanks to these guys and their SO’s! ~Please be sure to spread the word and share this episode with your friends. It’s the best way to help us grow! Thanks!~

Song credits: Mouse and Weens theme music by Julianne Eggold. Guitar and backup by Dan Mahony

Voice actor: Matt Thompson

Promo: Pop Up Film Cast https://popupfilmcast.podbean.com/

We are sponsored by DREAM DINNERS. Get more balance in your lifestyle by joining Dream Dinners meal prep system. Save an average of $200 a month on groceries 20 hours a month shopping and prepping! Joelle has been using Dream Dinners since 2017 and tells all her friends about it regularly, so this is a tried and true life hack! Kids love the homecooked meals, it is fast, easy, and a no-brainer for busy parents.  It is not a subscription service so you can use it as frequently or as infrequently as you would like. Locations are nationwide. First time guests at the San Diego locations of Poway and San Marcos, use MOUSEANDWEENS99 for a $99 discount. Sign up on the homepage link on https://www.mouseandweens.com and use discount code MOUSEANDWEENS99 at checkout!

A transcript of this episode is on http://www.mouseandweens.com. Please follow and contact us via Instagram | Twitter | Facebook @mouseandweens We’d love to hear from you about the show or just to talk at (858) 206-8746 or mouseandweens@gmail.com

You can find us, PodFix Presents, and more podcasts at The PodFix Network https://podfixnetwork.com

Thank you to our patrons for joining our family! If anyone else would like to be a part and get a Mouse and Weens welcome package of gear, bonus content, outtakes, ad-free episodes, songs, and shoutouts, sign up for a tiny $5 a month at https://www.Patreon.com/MouseAndWeens. You can pick the topic of our next episode too! We will kiss you right on the mouth…after vaccinations!


Exes, Breakups, and What We Can Learn



E107 – Ex boyfriends, ex girlfriends, ex spouses. We get into the stories, complaints, and sorrows about ours and other listeners’ exes. Some are funny, some are just plain mean, and some we can all relate to! What are different types of breakups and how to deal with each? What are the types of ex boyfriends (or girlfriends) and what can we learn from them? Hear some great dating stories, some where-are-they-now tales, and even one ex who ended up on the tv show Intervention. Find out whether it was Mouse or Weens who got cheated on or who went on a date to stake out John Gotti! We dive into these topics just like we dive into boxers with both feet at the same time! You can’t miss this episode!

Thanks to everyone who wrote in with their personal memories, and special thanks to Dave from The Airwolf Years, to Chad from The Perfect Package Podcast and Down to Folk, and to patron Joyce, yes our sweet mom, for choosing this topic!

Song credits:
Mouse and Weens theme music, written and performed by Julianne Eggold
“2 Minutes” written by Julianne Eggold. Performed by Dan Mahony and Julianne Eggold
“Chocolate Eyes” written by Julianne Eggold. Performed by Dan Mahony
Voice actor: Matt Thompson
Promo: The Airwolf Years https://ciampaklein.com
Mentions: Pop Up Filmcast, The Picture Show with Austin and Phil Rood, The Perfect Package Podcast, Down To Folk

We are sponsored by DREAM DINNERS. Get more balance in your lifestyle by joining Dream Dinners meal prep system. Save an average of $200 a month on groceries 20 hours a month shopping and prepping! Joelle has been using Dream Dinners since 2017 and tells all her friends about it regularly, so this is a tried and true life hack! Kids love the homecooked meals, it is fast, easy, and a no-brainer for busy parents.  It is not a subscription service so you can use it as frequently or as infrequently as you would like. Locations are nationwide. First time guests at the San Diego locations of Poway and San Marcos, use MOUSEANDWEENS99 for a $99 discount. Sign up on the homepage link on https://www.mouseandweens.com and use discount code MOUSEANDWEENS99 at checkout!

A transcript of this episode is on http://www.mouseandweens.com and video version on http://bit.ly/youtubeMW
Please follow and contact us via Instagram | Twitter | Facebook @mouseandweens
We’d love to hear from you about the show or just to talk at (858) 206-8746 or mouseandweens@gmail.com

You can find us, PodFix Presents, and more podcasts at The PodFix Network https://podfixnetwork.com

Thank you to our patrons for joining our family! If anyone else would like to be a part and get a Mouse and Weens welcome package of gear, bonus content, outtakes, ad-free episodes, songs, and shoutouts, sign up for a tiny $5 a month at https://www.Patreon.com/MouseAndWeens. You can pick the topic of our next episode too! We will kiss you right on the mouth…after vaccinations!


Balancing Act



E96 – Life is a big balancing act right now. Who can relate? After some requisite excretory system discussion, and talk about backyards, shotguns, and The Sopranos, we jump into how our Thanksgiving went. As a parent, it’s difficult to know when you’re giving the right amount of time to your kids versus your work. And in Mouse’s case, does podcasting count as work or is it a hobby? What are other people thinking about how much time she spends with her kids versus her computer? Perceptions, expectations, assumptions and The Shoulds can get us all into trouble, so we try to break down our personal experiences. We also get into how friends and family are at different stages of how they are dealing with coronavirus expectations right now. Some of us are expanding our bubbles and spending time with family, and others are strictly locked down and only going on guilt trips! How is this going to play into the upcoming holidays? Join the discussion and let us know how you feel at mouseandweens@gmail.com

Song Credits – “Things Aren’t As Bad As They Seem” by Dan Mahony and Julianne Eggold
Podcast Promo – Fish Nerds
Mouse and Weens podcast is part of the PodFix Network

We are sponsored by Dream Dinners! Get more balance in your lifestyle by joining Dream Dinners meal prep system. Save an average of $200 a month on groceries 20 hours a month shopping and prepping! Joelle has been using Dream Dinners since 2017 and tells all her friends about it regularly, so this is a tried and true life hack! Kids love the homecooked meals, it is fast, easy, and a no-brainer for busy parents. It is not a subscription service so you can use it as frequently or as infrequently as you would like. Locations are nationwide. At the San Diego locations of Poway and San Marcos, use MOUSEANDWEENS20 for a 20% discount AND during the month of December enjoy free delivery within 25 mi of the store. https://www.dreamdinners.com

You can watch this episode on our Mouse and Weens YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgeuFSExQ2EaHYSG-s4sgZw
A transcript of this episode is on http://www.mouseandweens.com

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Muppets, Gilman, Green Day, East Bay Punk, Tattoos



E95 – After a little quarantine talk, we do some happiness exercises and get right into some fun filmmaking memories. Julianne worked on “The Muppet Movie” and recalls a day shooting with Chris Cooper, stunt explosions and injuries, and what Brian Henson had to say about his dad Jim Henson. Another sweet man we discuss is Chris Martin from Coldplay. Is Joelle horny or just nostalgic for live music and happier times? We’ll go with the latter as we segue into nostalgia talk about 924 Gilman St., the co-op music club from our Bay Area youth. Julianne reconnected with friends from these days, and we both watched the documentary “Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk” to see her friend Sean’s role. She talks about his connection to Green Day, and adds a hilarious story about Lint (aka Tim Armstrong) and Lars, the guys from Operation Ivy and Rancid. Why was Julianne fascinated by these types of people? She connected with guys who were interesting and wild, a lot like her friend Puck from “The Real World San Francisco”. We hear a funny story about him and our dad in the San Ramon Christmas tree farm, and then remember a story about the East Area Rapist (Golden State Killer) in that same farm, and a Richard Ramirez (Night Stalker) serial killer rental-house connection. We get back into talking about the psychology and angst behind punk music, and the judgements that go along with the music, the hair, and even the tattoos. It quickly turns into a parenting discussion about tattooing, morals, and shame. We battle out who was the worst teen and when a parent needs to draw the line vs when to compromise with your kids when they go down this path. Where do YOU fall on the punk to square scale?!

Song Credits- “Be Geep” by Julianne Eggold
Podcast Promo- Treble Treble: A Music Podcast – listen to the Green Day episode!
Podcast Shoutouts- Brilliant Observations and Anu Heikkinen of Kuuleeko Koulu!

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When is Horror Okay for Kids?



E94 – Parenting does not come with a handbook. So when is it okay to let your kids watch horror movies? Joelle has two teenage sneaky boys interested in gruesome and gory, and one little girl fascinated by the occult. But being a mom who hates scary things herself, she questions whether she has been too overprotective with her restrictions. Cool aunt and introspective sister Julianne weighs in with her perspective, as she recollects being a kid seeking out thrillers. How were we raised and how did we turn out? Why do people like to be scared? Is it just a rush or does it mess with the brain? We consult some authors on the subject and even bring on an expert in the field to provide his two cents, horror filmmaker Don Adams. He schools us in Horror 101 and gives us a list of classic scary movies to start with. Let’s dissect this issue and see where we land. Will this be the year that horror makes its way into Mouse’s house?

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Find Don Adams on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SadNomad or by searching his movie Vengeance of the Dead on IMDb to see his filmography

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Fix My Life Sis!



E91 – What Would Weens Do? Parenting advice and more! Julianne has been staying with Joelle during quarantine and after a few weeks, has a new perspective on how her family operates. Knowing this, Mouse asks for advice to overhaul how the house runs and how she’s raising the kids. Julianne becomes a pseudo life coach and gives Joelle tips in 5 categories: food, kids and parenting, self, household, and relationships. As uncomfortable as it is for the little sister to tell the big sister what to do, the takeaways are very positive. This episode has so many great nuggets of wisdom that anyone listening will learn a thing or two they can implement to improve their life!
All details – like the amazing morning green smoothie! – will be on www.mouseandweens.com/shownotes

Podcast Promo: Tamara Til the Break of Dawn
Song Credits: “Balzoo” by Julianne Eggold, guitar by Dan Mahony
Voice Actor: Matt Thompson

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Haiku Wieners



E89 – Our boot scootin cat starts us off with an exclamation mark as we get talking about Weens’ re-entry into the social media world. We find out if she is in fact The Rock’s number one super mega fan on Instagram and what the heck is the name of the guy who wrote Hamilton. Then we get to the meat of the episode and read everyone’s fun Haiku contest submissions, commenting on their back stories and finding out their entertainment industry connections. Put cotton in your ears and get the broom ready because we’re doing some shout-outs and name-dropping! You’ll learn all sorts of stories about us along the way including Mouse’s Australian love connection, Julianne’s Exorcist sleepwalking moves, and Joelle’s thoughts on armpits. This is collegiate stuff, so get out your binder paper and take notes!

Podcast Promo: Boobies and Noobies

Song Credit: “Facebook Stalker” by Julianne Eggold. Guitar by Ishan Cooper aka Coop DeVille.
Voice Actor: Matt Thompson

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