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Marketing Yourself for Adoption Pt. 2

4/15/2018
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Paul is in California for work but Jess is an independent woman who gets stuff done! So, join Jess for this solo episode in which she talks to herself for 40 minutes about lots of stuff—including marketing yourself to expectant parents. Visit https://goo.gl/JkZgFi to check out Sudio headphones and earbuds! Use code WECANDOTHIS for 15% off any purchase AND free shipping worldwide! Music: "One" ©1968 Three Dog Night

Duration:00:41:38

"All" About International Adoption from South Africa

4/1/2018
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In episode 26, Jess and Paul share what they've learned about adopting internationally from South Africa! Thanks to our sponsor Sudio Sweden! Looking for a set of earphones/earbuds that sound AND look amazing? Visit Sudio at https://goo.gl/JkZgFi, and enter code WECANDOTHIS for 15% off and free shipping worldwide. And, as always, email us at WeCanDoThisPodcast [at] gmail [dot] com. Music: "Africa" ©1982 Toto

Duration:00:39:20

From the Latin "Adoptare"

3/18/2018
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We're back! And with some amazing emails, a couple wonky life changes, and a brand new computer! :) Join the conversation! Email us at WeCanDoThisPodcast [at] gmail [dot] com. Music: "Biggest Part of Me" ©1980 Ambrosia

Duration:00:46:01

Quick Update

3/11/2018
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Since Jess's notes on South Africa disappeared in the Great Laptop Crash of 2018, we're skipping another week. :( But come back next week for a brand new episode! And in the meantime, email us at WeCanDoThisPodcast [at] gmail [dot] com!

Duration:00:01:39

Representations in Media and Pop Culture Pt. 2

3/3/2018
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We're back! And so is Jess's computer! In episode 23 we pick up where we left off with Representations in Media and Pop Culture numero dos! Email us at WeCanDoThis [at] gmail [dot] com. Clips: The Avengers ©2012 Marvel Studios Despicable Me ©2010 Universal Pictures The Christmas Prince ©2017 Motion Picture Corporation of America Twinsters ©2015 Small Package Films Music: "The Hard-Knock Life" ©1999 Walt Disney

Duration:00:57:01

Technical difficulties

2/24/2018
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Hey guys, just a quick update. We're having some computer issues this week and don't have access to our recording and editing software, so unfortunately we'll have to skip this week. :( But we'll be back next weekend with Representations in Media and Pop Culture Pt. 2! Thanks for understanding! xx Jess and Paul

Duration:00:01:26

Representations in Media and Pop Culture Pt. 1

2/18/2018
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As promised, episode 21 centers around the good and not-so-good portrayals of adoption and foster care in film, books, and television. There's a LOT to discuss on this topic, so we're breaking it up into two episodes. Tune in next week for part 2. Email us at WeCanDoThisPodcast [at] gmail [dot] com. Music: The Fosters theme ©2013 ABC Family/Freeform Audio clips: Easy A ©2010 Sony Pictures Dinosaur Train ©2009 The Jim Henson Company A Child of the State TED Talk ©2012 Lemn Sissay

Duration:00:46:09

"All" About Paul

2/11/2018
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It's Paul's turn to be interviewed! Get a glimpse into his mind regarding such fascinating subjects as kangaroo pouches, peanut butter cups, and ... gerrymandering. (Also, please forgive the sound of the dogs chewing their bones in the background. At least it kept them occupied during recording time!) Email us at WeCanDoThisPodcast [at] gmail [dot] com. Music: "Baby Beluga" ©1980 Raffi

Duration:00:34:19

"All" About Jess

2/4/2018
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Paul had an idea: Let's interview each other. So, in episode 19, he asks Jess the hard hitting questions about life, dictatorships, and TV shows. Email us at WeCanDoThisPodcast [at] gmail [dot] com. Music: "Baby Baby Baby" ©1964 Anna King and Bobby Byrd

Duration:00:34:33

The Caprices of an Unwitting Tyrant

1/28/2018
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It's episode 18, and after last weekend's baby class, Jess and Paul are READY TO PARENT! Okay, maybe not entirely, but they get some really awesome and insightful emails from listeners that are sure to help! Email us at WeCanDoThisPodcast [at] gmail [dot] com. Music: "Sunshine Baby" ©2003 Reamonn

Duration:00:31:33

Marching Toward Tomorrow

1/21/2018
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Jess and Paul are ... still waiting for a call. But they're keeping busy! In episode 17, we discuss the Women's March, lingerie bags, late night trips to Rite-Aid, and whether or not to read the baby books. Join the conversation! Email us at WeCanDoThisPodcast [at] gmail [dot] com. Music: "All That She Wants" ©1992 Ace of Base

Duration:00:38:12

Damn You, Capitalism!

1/14/2018
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It's our Sweet 16 episode, and the baby registry experience has led Jess and Paul into an epic discussion about targeted email marketing and capitalism in America. Wheeee! Email us at WeCanDoThisPodcast [at] gmail [dot] com. Music: "Baby What a Big Surprise" ©1977 Chicago

Duration:00:34:07

2018 is Going to Be Better. Right?

1/7/2018
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Happy new year! It's episode 15, and Jess and Paul are ... still waiting. But hey, they've made some progress on their baby registry and Greece trip! Email us at WeCanDoThisPodcast [at] gmail [dot] com! Music: "Rockabye" ©2016 Clean Bandit feat. Sean Paul and Anne-Marie

Duration:00:33:37

Just Two Childless Adults Chillin' at the Pediatrician

12/24/2017
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Happy holidays! It's episode 14, and since last we checked in, Jess and Paul have made some progress on the pediatrician front. Plus, more listener emails, and a good, old-fashioned Smash the Patriarchy discussion. Email us at WeCanDoThisPodcast [at] gmail [dot] com. Music: "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" ©1963 Darlene Love

Duration:00:34:03

Champagne Problems

12/17/2017
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In episode 13, Jess and Paul answer listener mail, and discuss topics such as school in the city vs. school in the suburbs, what's the deal with interim care, and if there's such a thing as adult adoption. Email us at WeCanDoThisPodcast [at] gmail [dot] com. Music: "Drive My Car" ©1965 The Beatles

Duration:00:46:34

Voices of the Triad

12/10/2017
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In episode 12, Jess and Paul discuss their experience at the Voices of the Triad event back in November. Join the conversation! Email us at WeCanDoThisPodcast [at] gmail [dot] com. Music: "Always Be My Baby" ©1995 Mariah Carey

Duration:00:43:04

Diapers, Doctors, and Dollars

12/3/2017
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It's episode 11, and Jess and Paul have gotten some feedback—and questions. We weigh in on what's been happening in our lives since the last episode, and we answer some listener emails! Join the conversation—email your questions and stories to WeCanDoThisPodcast [at] gmail [dot] com. Music: "Baby" ©2002 Ashanti

Duration:00:38:59

Thanksgiving Musings

11/26/2017
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It's episode 10, and Jess and Paul are settling into the Big Wait. But, as they have a tendency to do, the upcoming holidays are bringing up feelings. Join the conversation! Email questions, stories, and comments to WeCanDoThisPodcast [at] gmail [com]. Music: "Hey Baby" ©2001 No Doubt

Duration:00:37:08

Family in Waiting

11/19/2017
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Jess and Paul are officially a "waiting family"! In episode 9 they discuss the final steps that led them to this point ... and what it's been like, waiting for the phone to ring. Join the conversation! Email your thoughts, questions, and stories to WeCanDoThisPodcast [at] gmail [dot] com. Music: "Ice Ice Baby" ©1989 Vanilla Ice

Duration:00:42:37

To Prepare or Not to Prepare

11/12/2017
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The profile is done, it's episode 8, and Jess and Paul are preparing to officially be a "waiting family." The question is, how?? Join the conversation! Email us your questions and comments, and share your own stories at WeCanDoThisPodcast [at] gmail [dot] com. Music: "Baby Come Back" ©1977 Player

Duration:00:41:19

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