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A comedy podcast about motherhood and how unnatural it sometimes is. We aren't all magical vessels! Join us every week as we deal with the thrills and embarrassments of motherhood and strive for less judging, and more laughing.

A comedy podcast about motherhood and how unnatural it sometimes is. We aren't all magical vessels! Join us every week as we deal with the thrills and embarrassments of motherhood and strive for less judging, and more laughing.

Location:

Los Angeles, CA

Description:

A comedy podcast about motherhood and how unnatural it sometimes is. We aren't all magical vessels! Join us every week as we deal with the thrills and embarrassments of motherhood and strive for less judging, and more laughing.

Language:

English

Contact:

Maximum Fun 2404 Wilshire Blvd., 9A Los Angeles, CA 90057 206-984-4FUN


Episodes

Episode 392: Do-Over! Oh, Wait, I Mean Makeovers! with Renee Colvert

2/17/2021
Is six months enough time to Sandra Dee yourself out of the pandemic blues? Renee Colvert of Can I Pet Your Dog? returns to talk reinvention, Delilah, and her new podcast My Pandemic Makeover Spectacular. Plus, Biz is riding the waves. Listen to Can I Pet Your Dog? and My Pandemic Makeover Spectacular wherever podcasts are found! Follow Renee on Twitter @Renee Colvert and on Instagram @reneecolvert_. Follow Can I Pet Your Dog? on Instagram @cipydpodcast as well as Renee's fine furry friend...

Duration:01:11:14

Episode 391: Live and Let Grow, with Lenore Skenazy

2/10/2021
If this ever-changing world that we live in makes you give in and cry, we got you! Biz and Lenore Skenazy of Free Range Parenting and Let Grow combine their might to free the world from the grip of judge-y magazine articles. Plus, Ellis stops by for a visit. Visit Let Grow's website! There you can learn more about the Let Grow Project, the Let Grow Play Club, and even get your own Let Grow Independence Kit. Watch a video about Let Grow here. Send your questions to info@LetGrow.org. Check...

Duration:01:28:42

Episode 390: Am I Getting Too Old For This S***? with Tom Vanderbilt

2/3/2021
Why worry about 10,000 hours when 2 is fine? We talk old dogs and new tricks with Tom Vanderbilt, author of Beginners: The Joy and Transformative Power of Lifelong Learning. Plus, Biz asks, "Is fudge parenting a thing?" Get your copy of Beginners: The Joy and Transformative Power of Lifelong Learningas well as Tom's other books here, or wherever books are found. Visit Tom's website and follow him on Twitter @tomvanderbilt. Check out Theresa’s book! It Feels Good To Be Yourself is available...

Duration:01:15:52

Episode 389: It's Okay If You Don't Speak The Language, with Mary McCown

1/27/2021
Dust off your Bescherelle! Biz gets a taste of hot chocolate du Québec when Mary McCown returns to talk about her new children's book Wigglesworth in Lutinland. Plus, Biz is worried. Get your copy of Wigglesworth in Lutinland in hardcover or paperback. Visit Mary McCown's Facebook page for Wigglesworth in Lutinland here. Check out Theresa’s book! It Feels Good To Be Yourself is available now wherever books are sold. Our book You’re Doing A Great Job!: 100 Ways You’re Winning at Parenting!...

Duration:01:14:56

Episode 388: Sometimes a Decision Isn't a Decision At All, with Marlo Mack

1/20/2021
Biz learns about the life-saving magic of... listening to your children? We talk with author Marlo Mack about her new Audible book based on her podcast How to Be A Girl. Plus, Biz is old. Get Marlo Mack's Audible Original, How to Be a Girl here. Listen to the How to Be a Girl podcast here. Visit Marlo's blog, gendermom, here. Check out Theresa’s book! It Feels Good To Be Yourself is available now wherever books are sold. Our book You’re Doing A Great Job!: 100 Ways You’re Winning at...

Duration:01:16:42

Episode 387: Bodies Are Cool! with Tyler Feder

1/13/2021
We all have bodies!!! It’s true! We have a body, so let's get comfortable in it! Biz talks to author, illustrator Tyler Feder about her inclusive, body positive picture book for preschoolers, Bodies Are Cool! Plus, Biz enjoys her ramen and Theresa keeps her kid’s from learning what New Year’s Eve is all about…again. Get your copy of Dancing at the Pity Party and preorder your copy of Bodies Are Cool here. Visit Tyler Feder's website and follow her on Instagram @tylerfeder. Check out Tyler's...

Duration:01:09:45

Episode 386: The 5th Ever Holiday Genius Fail Spectacular Plus Rant

12/30/2020
Biz and Theresa tell 2020 that we are all good on sacks of bananas, and are ready to ring in the Year Of Cake with the 5th Ever Holiday Genius Fail Spectacular Plus Rant! Check out Theresa’s book! It Feels Good To Be Yourself is available now wherever books are sold. Our book You’re Doing A Great Job!: 100 Ways You’re Winning at Parenting! is available wherever books are sold. Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsors this week...

Duration:01:10:54

Episode 385: Trans Characters Aren't One Note, with Kyle Lukoff

12/23/2020
Biz talks with Kyle Lukoff about how to write the perfect picture book with a trans character. Hint: Make them a whole person who experiences the world. Plus, Biz touches her banjo in front of everyone. Get your copy of When Aidan Became a Brother and Kyle Lukoff's other wonderful books here. Visit Kyle's website and follow him on Twitter @Shekels_Library and on Facebook. Check out Theresa’s book! It Feels Good To Be Yourself is available now wherever books are sold. Our book You’re Doing...

Duration:01:06:21

Episode 384: I’ll Have The Generation Sandwich With a Side of Pandemic, with Adrienne Day

12/16/2020
Biz ponders if she is more of the ham or the mustard of the sandwich generation. Adrienne Day joins to talk about her New York Times piece on the chaotic circle of caregiving. Plus, Biz is tired of all the help. Follow Adrienne Day on Twitter @adrienneday and on Instagram @adriennenyc. Find her on LinkedIn here. Read Adrienne's New York Times essay, "The Chaotic Circle of Caregiving." Check out Theresa’s book! It Feels Good To Be Yourself is available now wherever books are sold. Our book...

Duration:01:05:15

Episode 383: Sushi Rolls, Not Gender Roles! with Lisa Kenney

12/9/2020
Biz is swimming in a sea of gender fluidity with rough waters ahead! Thanks to the gift of language, both of her kids are on a gender journey and Lisa Kenney, CEO of Reimagine Gender, returns to help Biz navigate a smooth ride. Plus OBMs are the best. Visit Reimagine Gender and Gender Spectrum for more information. Find Lisa Kenney at their LinkedIn. Check out Theresa’s book! It Feels Good To Be Yourself is available now wherever books are sold. Our book You’re Doing A Great Job!: 100...

Duration:01:20:00

Episode 382: No One Wants To Listen To You, Even You! with Chelsea Ursin

12/2/2020
If you could go back in time to tell yourself something, what would it be and would you actually listen? I’d tell myself not to skip the dentist for those 5 years. Yikes. We talk to Chelsea Nina Ursin about her podcast Dear Young Rocker, plus Biz notices something different. Follow Chelsea Ursin and Dear Young Rocker on Twitter @RockerDear and on Instagram at dearyoungrocker. Listen to Dear Young Rocker wherever podcasts are found and listen to Chelsea's grunge pop band Banana on...

Duration:01:17:39

Episode 381: Fact or Fiction, with Deborah Goldstein

11/25/2020
Something is on fire! Check your pants! We talk to Deborah Goldstein of the podcast The Big Fib about lies, critical analysis, and dinosaurs. One of those things is a lie! Can you guess which? Plus, Biz is all alone! Follow Deborah Goldstein (@psandcs), The Big Fib Podcast (@BigFibPodcast), and Listen To Your Mother (@LTYMshow) on Twitter! Listen to The Big Fib Podcast wherever podcasts are found, and watch The Big Fib television show on Disney+! Check out Theresa’s book! It Feels Good To...

Duration:01:06:28

Episode 380: You're Never Really Alone, with Annabelle Gurwitch

11/18/2020
You are never really alone because your college age kid is living in your basement thanks to Covid! It is probably going REALLY great. We talk to Annabelle Gurwitch about birds returning to the nest and finding some good out there with her podcast Tiny Victories. Plus Biz has something lurking in her pantry. Follow Annabelle Gurwitch on Twitter @LAGurwitch and on Instagram at annabellegurwitch1. Visit Annabelle's website and listen to Tiny Victories wherever podcasts are found. Check out...

Duration:01:11:54

Episode 379: Data Will Make Us Feel Better with Emily Oster

11/11/2020
We are 9 months into the pandemic! Are you feeling better about how to make a decision about anything? I’m definitely NOT feeling better. Who can help? An economist! We welcome back economist Emily Oster to talk about data based risk assessment during Covid. Plus Biz is disappointed. Follow Emily Oster on Twitter @ProfEmilyOster and on Instagram at profemilyoster. Visit the Covid-Explained dashboard as well as Emily's website. Find her books Expecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy...

Duration:01:06:43

Episode 378: Sometimes Daddy Cries, With Guest Todd Rennebohm

11/4/2020
Biz speaks with Todd Rennebohm about his new children’s book about living with depression while parenting. Having depression is normal and having kids is normal, but having both at the same time can be hard to explain to kids. Plus we recorded this episode before the election! Let’s see if our prediction was correct? (Our prediction was that we’d be glad we had all that stashed Halloween candy.) Find Todd's book Sometimes Daddy Cries wherever books are sold. Check out Theresa’s book! It...

Duration:00:59:25

Episode 377: Halloween Memories! with Helen Ellis

10/28/2020
Biz is joined by her sister, Helen Michelle, to take a spooky stroll down Halloween Memory Lane. Costumes made from raiding the parent’s closet, trick or treating while sick, and Halloween birthdays with guns. It ain’t like it use to be, which is probably for the better. Plus Biz discovers a new body in the booth. Follow Helen Ellis on Twitter @WhatIDoAllDay and on Instagram at AmericanHousewife. Find her books Southern Lady Code, American Housewife, and Eating the Cheshire Cat wherever...

Duration:01:14:46

Ep. 376: If You Are Handing Out Unfair Standards For Women, Make Mine A Double with Hannah Rosenzweig and Wendy Sachs

10/22/2020
Biz talks about the importance of diversity in people who run for office and the double standards that women, specifically, face. Surprise! That woman knows she has kids, you don’t have to ask her how she plans to juggle it all. We talk to the directors of the new documentary Surge, about women running for office, plus Biz discovers a gaping hole. Follow Hannah Rosenzweig on Twitter @hannahdocs and on Instagram at hannahdocs. Follow Wendy Sachs on Twitter @wsachs and on Instagram at wsachs....

Duration:01:06:59

Ep. 375: Parents Might Be Feeling Stressed with Lucy Rimalower

10/14/2020
Biz ponders the effects of the pandemic on parent’s stress. Hmmm…how to tell? All that crying in the bathroom may be a sign. We talk to therapist Lucy Rimalower about the mental health crisis facing parents. Plus Biz goes outside and Theresa stops by for a genius and fail. Check out Theresa’s book! It Feels Good To Be Yourself is available now wherever books are sold. Our book You’re Doing A Great Job!: 100 Ways You’re Winning at Parenting! is available wherever books are sold. Thank you...

Duration:01:05:50

Ep. 374: What Will It Take to Slay the Motherhood Myth with Lyz Lenz

10/7/2020
Biz talks with Lyz Lenz about her new book, Belabored: A Vindication of the Rights of Pregnant Women. We get all riled up this week and for good reason. It turns out that as women, we are still not being given agency over our own bodies. We talk about cultural myths and how those influence how women's bodies are viewed, specifically pregnant women and mothers. Plus, Biz could get used to Theresa stopping by! Follow Lyz on Twitter @lyzl and on Instagram at lyzlenz. Find out more about her...

Duration:01:15:19

Ep. 373: There Are Many Creative Ways to Get a Kid in Your House with Mary Fagot

9/30/2020
Biz is joined by creative director Mary Fagot to talk about her fertility and creative work. As we have always said, there are a lot of ways to get a kid in your house. Mary tells us how her daughter got into her house and what she learned along the way. She also gives us the scoop on a new educational program that she created with the band OK Go, OK Go Sandbox. Plus, Biz wants silence and Theresa is back for a visit. You can learn more about Mary's work on her website at maryfagot.com and...

Duration:01:09:39