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Family of Fine-Tuned Females



E68 – Today is a little indulgent as we talk about singing talent within our family. What can I say? A proud mom, an auntie, and a grandma are all involved! You’ll hear Charlotte’s sweet little voice singing James Taylor, and a conversation with our mom, Joyce Carter, on how she came to be a music major with a full scholarship to the University of Arizona. Find out our connections with Linda Ronstadt and Bing Crosby, and hear our grandparents’ WWII love story! We finish by discussing parenting with takeaways for me to connect my kids to nature and to spend more quality time with them nurturing their talents and gifts.

At A Glance:

0:00-4:30 Los Angeles vs San Diego, back to work at The Rookie
4:30-6:02 Lexicon of sixties, fashion of twenties
7:05-10:01 Snowbirds, horses, theater camp, tucking kids in at night
10:01-11:57 Charlotte singing, Weens wants to momageer
11:57-13:14 Kids personalities, nature vs nurture, shyness
13:14-15:39 Interview with Mom:  musical family in the 1950s
15:39-19:00 Childhood in Texas, church choir, in family quartet
19:00-23:05 Tucson Arizona All State Choir, University of Arizona scholarship life
23:05-26:36 The Linda Ronstadt story. Did mom miss fame by staying in school and having babies?
26:36-29:02 How to get a shy child comfortable singing
29:02-33:11 Grandma’s and Grandpa’s WWII love story
33:11-37:36 The Bing Crosby story
37:36-43:11 Parenting in digital age, back to nature, quality time, nurture talent
43:11-45:17 Conclusion and Charlotte singing James Taylor

Podcast Promo: Boobies & Noobies

Song credit: “Fire and Rain” cover by Charlotte Kohn

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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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Mouse Doggy Dog You Need a Jobby Job



E58 – Weens talks work on Warner Brothers hit show The Rookie and Mouse discusses writing her garden book. How do you reset goals and hit new writing deadlines? We get talking about first jobs as Mouse’s son starts to save up money. Guess who was the babysitter, camp counselor, telemarketer, candy shop girl, frozen yogurt jerk, urgent care receptionist, and bowling alley waitress?  It wasn’t all work either with motorcycle rides, whipped cream huffs, office looting, bomb threats to Treasure Island, and lying about lobsters. We sidetrack to discuss Once Upon A Time in Hollywood and agree that the Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt characters, and the Manson Ranch scene, is scarily reminiscent of a strange summer in our childhood during which our dad trained to be a stuntman at the artist colony Zorthian Ranch, full of nude models and pig pens. Hear a list of friends’ and listeners’ first jobs and enjoy this funny, weird little trip down memory lane.

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Song credit: “Jolene Mouse and Weens” by Dan Mahony and Julianne Eggold
Podcast Promo: Ready to be Petty


Driving Miss Weenie



E57 – Driving Miss Weenie
On location in LA, we watch Weens close down from the previous day’s shoot of the ABC cop show The Rookie. This is our first video call, so you can see this episode on YouTube also! We hear highlights and lowlights from Mouse’s Puerto Vallarta vacation, pros and cons of The Real Housewives, our TV watching differences, and Joelle’s gripes about working from home and finding balance without mom guilt. Hear a coworker’s interview and his star stories about John Ritter, Clint Eastwood, and Angelina Jolie. Which one swore like a sailor? Weens details her latest dating adventure and we try to figure out what this particular guy was thinking. And hear the dramatic conclusion to the meditation light lady because we know you’re waiting on the edge of your seats! Go for a fun ride down Hollywood Blvd to see what it’s like to ride shotgun with Julianne. Always a good time! MouseAndWeens.com
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Song credit: “Dr. Dan’s Funky Groove” by Dan Mahony and Julianne Eggold
Podcast Promo: “BSP: Believer Skeptic Podcast”


Sister Fight



E52 – Here we go! Weens cannonballs into town to talk about the latest news, Mouse recalls her recent dental panic attack, Weens announces her hiatus from working on a TV job is coming to a close, and lets us in on projects she’s doing and a standup class she’s taking! She even tells a joke. Wait for it. Then we go mano a mano on our topic: sister fights! We relive some of our biggest sister fight memories and rehash what actually went down. Who punched first? What got stolen? Hairpulling, door locks, and jealousy, oh my! We get into sibling rivalry, growing up, and what it’s like for Mouse with kids of her own dealing with this. How do you make kids get along? What are some tips on apologizing? As an adult, how do you get along with a sibling now? We’re not experts, but we feel lucky that we have a good relationship and share a little bit about it. Hope you enjoy this episode!
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Podcast Promo: I Said God Damn! A True Crime Podcast
Song credit: “She’s My Sister” by Julianne Eggold


Chris Fairbanks, Wayne Federman, Chris Taylor on Standup!



E50 – We chat with LA comics and podcasters Chris Fairbanks (Do You Need A Ride?) and Wayne Federman (The History of Standup), about nerves on stage, biggest fears, dating, the Adam Sandler special, and hygge! Hear about The Virgin Sacrifice show at Westside Comedy Theater hosted by Nicole Blaine with comedians Lachlan Patterson, Barry Rothbart, Laurie Kilmartin, and Bryan Callen. And we talk to The Virgin himself, friend and cameraman Chris Taylor, to hear what it was like to go up for the first time. Weens is open to trying standup herself and other vulnerable experiences, like getting back into acting, doing more creative collaborative projects, and even speed dating! Life is to be lived without fear and to connect in true relationships with others, so with that in mind, enjoy Mouse’s most awkward matchmaking moment ever, and our little Mother’s Day ditty to our sweet mom. Hooray!
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Song credit: “Mama We Love You” by Julianne Eggold and Joelle Eggold Kohn


Survival of the Flattest



E49 – Dig in to Weens’ stories from movie sets including Jennifer Aniston, Adam Sandler, Kristen Stewart and good ol Gary Busey. Mouse’s husband gets into a minor altercation at a reggae concert, we talk about childhood music memories, learn about the talented Dan Mahoney aka “Guitar Dan”, and hear some of the Mouse and Weens theme jam sessions. Mouse talks about the school garden, kids nutrition, gardening and science, seed saving, and volunteering. Plus we discuss tweens, teens, and family rules regarding screen time and the ongoing parental worry about internet porn. Please tune in and join us in a day in the life of Mouse and Weens!
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Song credits: Julianne Eggold and Dan Mahoney


No Lo Siento



E47 – Weens wrapped ABC’s hit show The Rookie and is going to fill her hiatus with creative endeavors Myers-Briggs style, even though it’s possible that Jung and Freud were full of BS. Weens is searching for her main gig, isn’t sure about being on stage, but loves improv and recalls watching Upright Citizens Brigade in New York for the first time. She took some UCB classes in LA, and then challenges Mouse on her comedy and improv skills. Mouse gets nervy when she lectures to gardeners, but she commands a room when it’s about sexual health. Go figure. Hear the exercise we both do on being an expert and see if you feel the fraud and imposter syndrome creeping in. We segue to hear about Mouse’s recent colonoscopy and get the play by play on what to expect under twilight anesthesia when you basically get roofied with fentanyl. Then take a delightful Jeep ride down memory lane, Dickens style, as Weens recounts caring for Mouse after oral surgery and why she still might be on America’s Most Wanted list.
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Shout outs to comedian Emma Willmann and to podcasts Do You Need A Ride?, Inside the Closet, Secret Keepers Club, The Taylor Strecker Show, and to everyone listening!
Song credit: “The Mouse and Weens Thank You Song” by Julianne Eggold and Joelle Kohn


Ding Dong, Hi Mom. It’s Not a Doorknocker.



E46 – Part 2 of 2. Mouse talks about a neighborhood sex toy party and wonders how to confront her housekeeper who keeps stealing her vibrators, while our mom guest stars in the story of Julianne’s missing ding dong. Weens goes into detail about said dildo revealing the REAL story, and explains why you shouldn’t mix Ativan, dating, and sex toy shopping. Learn about the amazing German Australian purse lifting musician, and feel good knowing that you now know way too much about Mouse and Weens.
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Song credit: “The Penis Song” by Julianne Eggold


Paw Paws and Bloody Shows



E45 – Part 1 of 2 in our marathon catch-up session. Weens met a boy and is now deep into a texting relationship. We try to figure out the meaning of each back and forth. Is he avoiding some answers? Does he have someone else in the mix? Or was he turned off by the suave texting that Weens was throwing his way? He might just be a disappearing prick, so of course we discuss this in way too much detail. See what Ohio, paw paws, karaoke, and Phish all have in common. Then we get into some bloody sexy girl talk, and hear about life on the set of the hit show The Rookie as it wrapped up filming. Part 2 to follow!
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Promo: A Non Mom Happy Hour
Song credit: “Mouse of the Rising Sun” by Julianne Eggold and Dan Mahoney