“Baby friendly” sounds so nice, doesn’t it? Wrong. Bethany and Kelly lay out the facts about hospital birth you need to know—from sleep-deprived psychosis to breastfeeding zealots. Skip this episode if you don’t want to hear medical descriptions of c-sections, lactation, and vaginal birth.

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This episode of America’s Most Trusted Podcast® is notable for both who shows up and who doesn’t. But James Lileks is our rock, welcoming our own Bethany Mandel into the co-host’s chair, and Dr. Samuel Gregg author of the upcoming book, Reason, Faith, and the Struggle for Western Civilization.

Then Bethany and James delve into the miniseries, Chernobyl, and explore their, er, generational differences.

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Kelly, Bethany, and Lyndsey tell the origin story of their infamous group chat—and tell you the only apps they trust to keep their weird secrets.

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How much does it cost? What are the risk factors? Why would a mama choose home birth over a hospital? Bethany and Elisha tell Lyndsey everything she wanted to know (and then some) about having a baby in the comfort of your own home.

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Kelly, Emily, and Bethany (all mamas and mamas to-be) cut through the pastel clutter and tell you everything you actually need—and what you don’t.

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This week, the audacity of grope — can Uncle Joe survive the woke warriors? We (along with Bethany Mandel who sits in for Peter) ponder that question with our guest, Commentary’s Christine Rosen. Also, have the Democrats gotten too far out over their skis with the Mueller Report? Survey says…YES. And what the heck is going on across the pond with Brexit? We call on Quillette’s Toby Young to explain it all to us (and more important issues like Megan Markle’s lack of popularity). Finally, Bethany (home) schools us on her NYT piece on the politics of measles immunization. It’s a very…sharp conversation.

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It’s #EqualPayDay – Lyndsey and Bethany celebrate women being empowered to choose the careers (and lives) they want. Also, Bethany has huge announcement to make.

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Kelly’s back after more than 20 days without a voice due to a freak infection in her larynx. She and Bethany talk about what it’s like to be voiceless and also about goats and also about the snow bomb polar vortex invading Colorado!

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This week on the world famous Ricochet Podcast, our own Bethany Mandel sits in for Peter Robinson as we parse Amazon’s departure from NYC, discuss the climate with noted expert Bjorn Lomborg, and talk politics with the WSJ (and Manhattan Institute’s) Jason Riley. Also, is CPAC now just a grifter’s convention? We discuss, you opine.

Music from this week’s show: Heatwave by Ella Fitzgerald

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Bethany and Kelly get into some heavy stuff this week, but sometimes you just have to put it out there.

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Seth and Bethany discuss the state of the media in light of major mess ups and layoffs in the last weeks, and then had a strange fight about the metric system.

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Seth and Bethany discuss the media’s missteps over the weekend on BuzzFeed’s Cohen story and the MAGA boys, and the general mob mentality that has emerged in our society.

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One ladybrain has a very big announcement to make!

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Seth and Bethany talk about what it means to be conservative in the age of Trump, if anyone actually is or ever was, and if our entertainment will ever be funny again.

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After an excessively long hiatus, Seth and Bethany Mandel have returned to recording with a discussion about their move, Seth’s new job, how to not be a jerk in the age of outrage mobs, and also Bethany cried.

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Kelly, Bethany, and Lyndsey wrap up 2018 with some not to sunny resolutions—and hacks for loving the holiday season

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A mashup of uncomfortable topics that starts out light and airy and then takes a weird turn. Enjoy!

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Bethany and Mary Katharine game out their holiday shopping plans and strategize Black Friday sales to hit.

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Bethany and Lyndsey tell you to put down the healing crystals and get a damn flu shot.

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Bethany and Lyndsey have another uncomfortable conversation for your benefit.

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