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Tell Me About Your Mother

Jan 6, 2019

Check out Amy's new book, Forget "Having It All": How America Messed Up Motherhood—and How to Fix It (https://www.amywestervelt.com/book). We'll be back with another season later in 2019, but in the meantime, check out some other Critical Frequency pods, Peace of Mind with Bhi Bhiman (


Dec 10, 2018

In our season 3 finale, we take a listen back through three seasons full of fascinating women. 

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Nov 9, 2018

Journalist and podcaster Amy Roost has a really incredible life story, starting with the fact that she was a "replacement" child in a wild adoption story. Here she tells us that story, plus how watching her mother taught her to fight for civil rights, never live vicariously through her children, and speak her...


Nov 7, 2018

Jenny Kaplan grew up watching her mom take herself and her career as seriously as she took her family and her responsibility to the broader community. This year her mom was one of hundreds of women who decided to run in the wake of the 2016 election, prompting Jenny herself to make some big moves. Here, she tells...


Oct 9, 2018

Author Rebecca Traister's new book Good and Mad looks at how society has handled women's rage throughout history, how it has been punished, and how it has served as a catalyst for political victories and social change. In this episode, we get some interesting insights into the first woman Traister studied, and how it...