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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
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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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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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