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!

Mary Katharine Ham and Kelly Maher go down some WEIRD rabbit trails to wind down our LAST episode of 2020—including… It’s a Wonderful Life: “What if we hadn’t met each other??” edition and some questionable home decor.

Mary Katharine Ham and Lyndsey Fifield try to remember their last New Year’s Resolutions and decide this time around we’re looking forward to a much brighter year… no pressure.

Elisha Krauss and Mary Katharine Ham talk about MK’s ugly Christmas tree, how to avoid being a grinch in 2020, and what to get those hard-to-please folks on your list!

Congratulations—you’re pregnant! Now… what are you supposed to wear when you don’t even want to put on pants? Especially when you don’t really have a FULL ON bump? Fashion guru and mom of 3 Emily Zanotti tells the very overwhelmed and pregnant Lyndsey Fifield what to wear when you’re expecting.

Special shoutout to LadyBrains listener Jenna Stocker, the guest of honor this week on The Half Percent Podcast. Listen to Jenna’s episode as she shares her experience as a Marine Corps officer or subscribe to The Half Percent Podcast in your favorite podcast app.

Our most-requested episode every year looks a little different than usual (like everything else amirite?) but some things never change. Kelly Maher and Lyndsey Fifield talk turkey (no, literally – trigger warning for discussions of turkey death), traditions, family, recipes… and you know, we take a couple rabbit trails to tell stories because THIS IS WHO WE ARE. Tuck in—and enjoy! Happy Thanksgiving!

And if you’re looking for a good post-Thanksgiving podcast to listen to, Ladybrains listener (“Ladybrainiac”) Jenna Stocker will be the guest on The Half Percent Podcast to talk about her experience as a Marine. Subscribe now to the Half Percent Podcast at Apple Podcasts, Spotify, etc., and you’ll get Jenna’s episode on November 27 (the day after Thanksgiving). Just search for “The Half Percent.”

Emily Zanotti already conquered one motherhood challenge (having twins) and she just crossed another rubicon: She had a VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean). So… what happened? What does she want women to know? Kelly Maher asks her for all the details…

Mary Katharine and Bethany are doing what most Americans are doing this week. THIS IS FINE! Tuck in and enjoy—and get some coping mechanisms!

Mary Katharine Ham and Elisha Krauss team up for a trip down memory lane—academia style. What are the lessons they’re glad they got in school… and which they wish they had.

Being first-time homeowners prepping for their first winters in new houses, Bethany and Lyndsey run through their checklists for getting their homes cozy for the holidays… and their plans to keep sane, happy, and prepared during the season of S.A.D.

We’re not going to give you self-care tips or talk about how “in these times” we’re all soooo stressed out. Kelly Maher and Lyndsey Fifield have figured out that sometimes you just need to sit with a friend and acknowledge that things are chaotic in your life… without immediately looking for answers or life hacks to make it better. Just tuck in!

How can we address the differences between men and women without cliches like “mansplaining?” Are men really the only people who ever interrupt others? Bethany Mandel and Lyndsey Fifield don’t agree—which makes this an episode you won’t want to miss!

Mary Katharine Ham and Lyndsey Fifield are coffee addicts—but are they coffee snobs? It’s complicated. Did you know we could talk about coffee for this long? We didn’t either—but apparently National Coffee Day is a perfect time to pay homage to our wonderful, wonderful caffeinated ritual