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Back for Season 3, We Are Family drills down into the beautifully unique, wonderfully diverse, often hilarious, and absolutely fascinating ways celebrity and public figure parents live their family lives. Through frank and candid conversations with host Julia Dennison, Editor of Parents.com, each episode will profile a different famous parent, discussing everything from how their upbringing shaped who they are, to their parenting philosophies and how they’ve built their own families. We’ll get real with guests on a number of topics, including IVF, LGBTQ+ parenting, surrogacy, adoption, fostering, mom guilt, the mental load, parental identity and more. New episodes every Tuesday!

Back for Season 3, We Are Family drills down into the beautifully unique, wonderfully diverse, often hilarious, and absolutely fascinating ways celebrity and public figure parents live their family lives. Through frank and candid conversations with host Julia Dennison, Editor of Parents.com, each episode will profile a different famous parent, discussing everything from how their upbringing shaped who they are, to their parenting philosophies and how they’ve built their own families. We’ll get real with guests on a number of topics, including IVF, LGBTQ+ parenting, surrogacy, adoption, fostering, mom guilt, the mental load, parental identity and more. New episodes every Tuesday!

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United States

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Back for Season 3, We Are Family drills down into the beautifully unique, wonderfully diverse, often hilarious, and absolutely fascinating ways celebrity and public figure parents live their family lives. Through frank and candid conversations with host Julia Dennison, Editor of Parents.com, each episode will profile a different famous parent, discussing everything from how their upbringing shaped who they are, to their parenting philosophies and how they’ve built their own families. We’ll get real with guests on a number of topics, including IVF, LGBTQ+ parenting, surrogacy, adoption, fostering, mom guilt, the mental load, parental identity and more. New episodes every Tuesday!

Language:

English


Episodes

Jack Black: How Music Can Bond Generations

7/25/2022
Actor, comedian, musician, and all-out tour de force Jack Black talks about being raised by two aerospace engineers, his continued friendship with the students from his hit film School Of Rock, and the battle for carving out more quality time with his growing teenagers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:11:05

Phil Rosenthal: Showing Love Through Food and Laughter

7/25/2022
After creating and executive producing Everybody Loves Raymond for almost a decade, Phil Rosenthal now takes his fans on a tour of delicious eats and friendly faces via his Netflix docu-series Somebody Feed Phil, and a new podcast titled Naked Lunch. On this episode of We Are Family, Phil describes his hilarious household growing up, why so many families relate to his popular programs, and how food – from a bad hot dog to the perfect pasta dish – is a language of love. Learn more about your...

Duration:00:33:11

Tamera Mowry-Housley: Preaching Empathy and Finding Independence as a Twin

7/25/2022
As a famous twin herself – having co-starred on the 90’s sitcom Sister, Sister – Tamera Mowry-Housley dishes advice for parents raising twins, the realities of being in the spotlight at a young age, and the impetus for her upcoming book, You Should Sit Down for This: A Memoir About Wine, Life and Cookies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:27:37

Michael Ian Black: Communicating Emotions and Letting Go of Guilt

7/25/2022
Comedian, actor and author Michael Ian Black shares how his parents’ differing communication styles shaped his journey into fatherhood, why it’s OK to hate parenting from time to time, and the stories behind his latest books: A Better Man, A Mostly Serious Letter To My Son, and his latest children’s book, I’m Sorry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:32:58

Gayle King is a proud helicopter parent

3/8/2022
Host of CBS Mornings, mom of two and Oprah’s best friend, Gayle King talks about parenting after divorce, why you should never be “best friends” with your kids, and the heart-bursting joy of being a grandma. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:28:04

Backstreet Boy Nick Carter on fatherhood: “I just want them to be better than me”

3/1/2022
Singer, dancer and Backstreet Boy Nick Carter talks about being a hands on Dad to his three young children, why college is so important to him and the one wish he has for their future. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:15:11

Billie Eilish’s Mom, Maggie Baird, on ‘unschooling’ and bartering singing lessons

2/22/2022
Maggie Baird, actor, writer, and mom to Grammy Award-winning musicians Billie Eilish and Finneas, shares stories of their unconventional childhoods and the challenges of parenting world-famous teens. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:30:47

David Byrne on found family and creativity in social awkwardness

2/15/2022
The Talking Heads singer and creator of American Utopia talks about how he dealt with the challenges of social awkwardness, how creative freedom as a child helped him find his passions, and why he struggled with the mundanity of parenting. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:23:56

Encore: Tan France: What He Feared Most on Becoming a Father

2/8/2022
In this week's episode, one of the Fab Five from Netflix’s Queer Eye, designer and stylist Tan France talks to host Julia Dennison about his journey to parenthood with the help of a surrogate and the first frantic weeks of being a dad after his son made an unexpected entry into the world! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:34:15

Lea Michele: Singing helped heal my pregnancy trauma

2/1/2022
Singer and star of Glee, Lea Michele, opens up about the huge challenges she faced in becoming a mom to her son Ever and reveals how singing helped her to heal. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:28:14

Snooki is a proud wine mom: “Motherhood is a bitch.”

1/25/2022
Jersey Shore Star and mom of three Nicole Polizzi, aka Snooki, talks about being a “hot mess mom”, wine and never wanting to meet her birth mother. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:16:39

The D’Amelios: The first family of TikTok on instant fame

1/18/2022
Marc and Heidi, parents of TikTok sensations Charlie and Dixie D’Amelio talk about what it’s like when your kids, your family and then your entire life goes viral. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:22:09

Aasif Mandvi: I didn’t know I wanted to be a dad until I had a baby

1/11/2022
Actor, comedian and Daily Show correspondent Aasif Mandvi talks about the impact of being raised away from his parents, and how he believes being an older dad has benefitted his relationship with his son. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:28:52

Chris Nee didn’t see herself on screen as she was growing up. She wanted to change that.

1/4/2022
The creator of Doc McStuffins and Ada Twist, Scientist talks about co-parenting, found family, long distance relationships and how growing up gay in the 80s directly impacted her work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:26:00

Encore: Dorinda Medley: Divorce Doesn’t Mean the End of a Good Relationship

12/28/2021
In this week’s episode, entrepreneur and Real Housewife Dorinda Medley talks to host Julia Dennison about the transformation she experienced after becoming a mom, parenting and dating after divorce, surviving widowhood and finding her freedom in her fifties. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:28:39

Lance Bass: I never gave up hope that I’d be a dad

12/21/2021
Singer, actor and NSYNC superstar Lance Bass on his long journey to fatherhood, the challenges of raising twins and creating new holiday traditions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:21:30

Ty James on Meeting Dad Rick James When She Was 13: He Taught Me How to Live

12/14/2021
Producer and entrepreneur Ty James on meeting her rock star dad, Rick James, as a teen, and what growing up as the daughter of the wild man of music taught her about life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:26:08

Celebrity parents reveal their “parent personalities”

12/7/2021
We all have an idea of the kind of parent we want to be, but it doesn’t always turn out their way. Some of our favorite celebrities talk to Parents.com editor Julia Dennison about the reality of their “parent personality.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:34:28

Samantha Bee: on stealing cars, staying cool for her kids, and finding parent joy

11/30/2021
Comedian and TV host Samantha Bee talks about being raised by a village, her teenage years as a car thief and why she is ok with the fact that her kids don’t think she’s cool. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:30:11

Encore: LeVar Burton: Parenting the Son He Didn’t Know He Had

11/23/2021
In the first episode of a brand-new season, host Julia Dennison talks to well-loved actor, director and television host LeVar Burton about growing up with an absent father, how his family shaped his career path and how he is proud of the relationship he has developed with the son he didn’t know existed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:29:10