Kelly Maher and Mary Katharine Ham talk MK’s announcement, trucks, the great accomplishment that is going to the DMV, and whether they are secret monarchists? Find out!

Do cicadas have better sex lives than average Americans? Yes, we’re going there this week. Frankly we all need to be more skeptical about what we’re told by “the experts.” Are trillions of cicadas about to emerge from the ground? Probably? Lyndsey Fifield and Bethany Mandel team up to cover some popular conspiracy theories and yes, wild treetop insect sex parties.

Expert mom of almost-5 Bethany Mandel gives soon-to-be first-time mom Lyndsey Fifield all the newborn hacks she needs… most of them are how to avoid unwanted/rude comments from strangers tbh.

Can we actually transition out of athleisure? … and what the hell is midriff flossing?? Mary Katharine Ham and Kelly Maher team up for a timely and hilarious episode about post-pandemic fashion. (Note: An earlier version of this episode had some missing audio. We’ve corrected the issue.)

Kelly Maher and Lyndsey Fifield consider all the things they’ll have to tell their kids about one day—dial-up internet, encyclopedias, the satisfaction of a well-timed trip to the bathroom during a commercial break, memorizing phone numbers? Tuck in for a great discussion of how to raise resilient, not-tech-reliant kids in a digital world.

Mary Katharine Ham and Lyndsey Fifield roll through some of their favorite podcasts, youtubers, and binge-able shows to stream—whether you’re postpartum with a newborn or just laid up with seasonal allergies! The habit tracker Lyndsey referenced: https://bit.ly/2Yr53jo

Emily Zanotti and her husband James are packing a dog, two cats, three toddlers, and all their belongings into a truck and moving half-way across the country (OK, two states over from Illinois) to Nashville, Tennessee. What’s Emily’s biggest concern, what is she looking forward to most, and will James have to retake the bar exam? Emily shares all with Kelly Maher in this special edition of Ladybrains.

Elisha Krauss and Kelly Maher run through their spring cleaning ideas, what we want to take with us from the pandemic… and what we are READY to leave behind.

Elisha Krauss and Lyndsey Fifield are READY for Spring and answering all our listeners questions—from skincare, make up, fake tanning, and floral arranging to Spring Cleaning and back to work plans this is an OLD SCHOOL style episode that you won’t want to miss.

Mary Katharine Ham and Kelly Maher dish about the picture books they love to hate, the ones that have captured their children’s imaginations, and the ones they’ve revisited as adults and thought, “Wow, that was a book I read as a kid, huh?”

Everyone is talking Meghan & Harry–but man are the houses divided! Why was the Oprah interview SUCH a Rorschach test? What is the future for the Royal Family? Bethany Mandel and Lyndsey Fifield spill the tea you’ve all been waiting for…

Bonus: Join us TONIGHT for a listener clubhouse all about it!

Having a baby is a BIG life change for everyone involved. How do you grapple with changes and keep a sense of identity? Kelly Maher gives Lyndsey Fifield a pep talk (with all the best advice she learned from fellow lady brains Mary Katharine and Elisha) – this is a must-listen for moms-to-be (and also dads-to-be looking for ways to support their spouses).

Kelly Maher and Mary Katharine Ham give you a very important BABY GOAT UPDATE, a lesson in goat economics, the perils of podcasting on a farm in a snowstorm, and how not to get divorced during a kitchen renovation! There’s a lot going on, y’all.

Mary Katharine Ham and Bethany Mandel have a new Clubhouse obsession—spurred by the anti-speech scolds at the NYT who don’t like it. How can we normalize doing normal things post-pandemic as vaccines roll out and change the game?

Finding balance in the pandemic debate has always been hard, but the Ladybrains discuss making their own risk evaluations, changing them with the facts on the ground, and honoring the gifts of a miracle vaccine and every single day we’re given. Enjoy our unfettered conversation 😉

Elisha Krauss and Lyndsey Fifield love binge watching Netflix—but how do you compromise with your husband on the right show? And how much do the shows we watch influence us as a society? Deep thoughts from two ladies with major pregnancy brain…

Mary Katharine Ham and Emily Zanotti lay out our current weird finance news in an actually-understandable and enjoyable way! How DO they do it? Tuck in and stay smart… And also enjoy a laugh with this “normal person” explanation of what’s happening on the stock mark.

 

Are conservative women being forced into hiding online? Elisha Krauss and Kelly Maher review some recent dust ups (Taking Cara Babies: we love you) and break down some ways we can ALL come together and ACTUALLY show support for all women—no matter what their political background.

The internet has flooded parents with a LOT of new parenting philosophies… but how do you know which ones are good… and which ones are VERY bad?

This week Bethany Mandel helps soon-to-be-mom Lyndsey Fifield navigate the waters—and provides some outstanding resources for moms and dads!

Mark Katharine Ham and Kelly Maher know that NOW is the time to shut our brains off and take a break—and what better way to escape than to fall into a world of Lords, Ladies… and a Duke who loves to take his shirt off? Is it historically accurate? No. Should you watch it anyway? Probably. (SPOILER ALERT!!!@)

Bethany Mandel and Elisha Krauss give a fresh perspective on the Hilaria Baldwin saga. Is Amy Schumer a mean girl? Who is the anonymous twitter user who exposed the truth? And WHAT do we call her—Hilaria or Hillary? It’s hilarious!