A Non Mom Happy Hour

53 EpisodesProduced by Kelly Nerdzilla Mendenhall and Debbie Jo NelsonWebsite

Celebrating real ass, human women whether they use their baby box or not.

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Neurosurgery, Plumbing Disasters, and Meditation

August 11th, 2019


For you, it's only been two weeks since we recorded and released an episode. For the Non Moms, it has been four weeks. Time is so weird

Our …

Suffragists, Communists, & Space Walkers

July 29th, 2019


Ok, ok, so... yes, Debbie Jo said like a dozen times on our last episode that we were going to do an Area 51-themed episode since it would be our …

Conspiracies + Productivity Hacks

July 21st, 2019


Hey hey friends! Lil bit of a curveball for ya today. Rather than sharing research we are sharing some lessons we've learned in business + in life over the past several years.


Naturally we begin the episode with some …

Blitzkriegs and Radical Comedy

July 15th, 2019


(It's our producer's fault that this episode is late because he procrastinated. He will henceforth be known as the King of Procrastination Nation.)

Happy Podiversary, Year One!

July 8th, 2019


Happy one-year podiversary, listeners! Thank you so much for being here with the Non Moms for a whole year of episodes. We are honored to be allowed …

Brain Tumors & The Wild West

June 30th, 2019


Y'all know what time it is! Do you know that next weekend marks 1 year of A Non Mom Happy Hour?! We'll have to think of some special way to celebrate and honor that anniversary with you all. 

This week Kelly kicks …

Kickin' it Old School

June 24th, 2019


This week the Non Moms are kicking it old school. No badass women being celebrated... outside of the hosts, that is.

Kelly has some pretty big news …

Pride (Month) & Prejudice

June 16th, 2019


The Non Moms were so excited to be back in the studio this week, after several weeks away! Good news and bad news: Bad news, the audio for our live show at PodX was lost. Good news: This is a banging ass episode, …

From the Netflix Studio at PodX: Three Non Moms

June 10th, 2019


Surprise! It's an interview episode! It's been a while since the Non Moms have had anyone on to interview, but they met Kate Van Sprange at PodX and just knew they had to have her on. The ladies recorded this episode in …

Wandering Wombs & Circus Tattoos

May 27th, 2019


This is our last episode of May, our last episode before PodX, and the last episode of Mental Health Awareness Month! Where is the time going?!

This week Kelly kicks things off by exploring the history of women's mental …

The New Deal & 1,100 Backpacks, with Special Guest: Herpes

May 20th, 2019


The Non Moms were in rare form this week, Y'All! Skippers, if you've made it this far, you can get your skip-button fingers ready, and tune in at around the 20-minute mark. 

Kelly kicks things off by telling Debbie Jo …

South Fulton, Georgia & Mother Monster

May 13th, 2019


NOTE: May is Mental Health Awareness Month:

According to Women’s Health.Gov:

Good mental health is essential to overall well-being. More than 1 in 5 women in the United States experienced a mental health condition in …

The Schindler Jews and A Short Trip in a Barrel

May 6th, 2019



Yep, now we're just doing it to make Debbie Jo crazy.

Kelly kicks things off this week by telling Debbie Jo about Emilie Schindler, wife of the more commonly known, Oscar Schindler of Schindler's List fame. Emilie …

The Snake Boss & Zelda, Not Edmund, Fitzgerald

April 29th, 2019


This week actually kicks off with Athena, the diva pit-mix, howling at the Boop. The Non Moms are so, super excited because for the first time ever we are using SquadCast.fm to record and we can see each other's faces …

Boop that Sh*t!

April 22nd, 2019


Sorry, we're late! Spoonie life, man! Shoutout to our producer for literally helping Kelly walk all weekend.

Business Items: Happy birthday, again, …

Go Ask Alice...then Run Like Hell

April 15th, 2019


We're back! And so are our voices! (Mostly.)

We have news! So, first things first:

You guys. We have our first corporate partnership!! THAT'S RIGHT! We are now partnering with Thrive Market to bring YOU 25% off your …

Three Inventors and a Forensic Pathologist Walk into a Podcast...

April 7th, 2019


Jesus wept, Y'All! (Shoutout to Sonya of Honesty Check.) The Non Moms are so glad to have finally recorded a new full-length episode, even if Kelly …


April 1st, 2019


This week the producer of A Non Mom Happy Hour played a joke on all of us. 


Happy April Fools Day! We'll be back next …

The Big Announcement!

April 1st, 2019


Debbie Jo is flying solo this week to bring you all some very special news! Kelly hasn't had a voice since Wednesday or Thursday night, we forget …

A Male Monopoly on History and The Shero of Flint, MI

March 25th, 2019


Alright, Y'all! Get ready! This week we are throwing down on men re-writing history to exclude women. Not cool, bros. Did you know that the game of …

Queen Non Mom and Overcoming Addiction

March 18th, 2019


CONTENT WARNING: Debbie Jo's featured lady this week publicly discusses her attempted suicide. Please listen with caution if you may be triggered by details of attempted suicide.

The Non Moms are personally very excited …

Cold Justice & The Matter of the Universe

March 10th, 2019


The best part of this week's episode is at the very end when Kelly renders Debbie Jo speechless. Sometimes ya gotta keep your partner on their toes, right? It's worth listening to, I promise. 

This week Debbie Jo kicks …

The Brain Broad & Coping Mechanisms

March 4th, 2019


This week the Non Moms had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Lynette Louise, AKA The Brain Broad, in the virtual studio. It was a fascinating conversation with a woman who leads an incredibly fascinating life and does some

Minisode No. 1: A Tribute to Rosebud

February 25th, 2019


Kelly reads an excerpt from her book and pays tribute to her beloved dog, Rosebud, the deaf white boxer, who was laid to rest on February 20, 2019.

Thank you all for celebrating and honoring her with us.

Elephants, Bees, and Busses

February 24th, 2019


Before diving too far into the episode, the Non Moms took a moment to recognize all of their amazing Pod-Friends who came together in support of Kelly's dog, Rosebud, and her surgery on Wednesday, February 13. This …

Chronic Migraine, Bouncy Boxers, and a Messy Wedding Dress

February 10th, 2019


This week the Non Moms get to hang with Stefanie Davis in the virtual studio! Stefanie is a Spoonie living with Chronic Migraine who has built a freelance and film career that honors her body's unique needs and …

Honoring Maya Angelou & Carol Daronch (F*ck Ted Bundy)

February 3rd, 2019



You'll notice something different about this episode... A NEW THEME SONG! That's right, bitches, we got a super legit custom theme …

Fly Swatters & White Privilege

January 28th, 2019


Lawd have mercy, Y'all. Did the Non Moms get into some real sh*t this week...

This week Debbie Jo & Kelly had the distinct honor of welcoming Dr. Froswa' Booker-Drew to the show. 

Dr. Booker-Drew is the author of

Unbreakable Isabella Bird & The Angels of the Western Front

January 21st, 2019


This week, Debbie kicks things off telling Kelly about Isabella Bird - 19th Century explorer, photographer, writer, and naturalist... and possibly Kelly in a former life 😉. This lady was a true-blue badass and wasn’t …

Confidence & Being a Real Ass Human

January 14th, 2019


It's our first episode of the New Year, and the ladies were so excited to be back in the studio! Especially Kelly, who is officially a cyborg, and entering week three of her post-op recovery. 

Our first guest of 2019 is

Enneagrams & Mechanerdzilla

December 31st, 2018


It feels like it's been forever since we got to hang out with you all, and it kind of has been! The holidays make it tough, especially for a Spoonie, …

The Real Life Tank Girl & Un-Making Murderers

December 17th, 2018


This week was really a lot of fun for the Non Moms. Neither knew what woman the other had chosen to talk about, so surprises abound!

Debbie Jo kicks things off by telling Kelly all about Mariya Oktyabrskaya, the …

Worst Dates, Drunk Debbie, & Shame Receipts

December 9th, 2018


This week is one hell of a special treat! Debbie Jo & Kelly had the pleasure of recording with Keegan, Cassi, and Christina from My Worst Date. Y'all, they laughed so hard at some points that they broke Zencastr. …

Birth Control & America's First Lady Detective

December 3rd, 2018


This week the ladies launch a new format. Each week that guests are not being interviewed, or there isn't some special topic to be covered, each of the hosts will choose one lady to tell each other and the audience …

Grief, Self-Care & The Holidays

November 19th, 2018


This week things get personal when the ladies each share personal stories of grief and loss and discuss how grief, just like recovery in other areas, …

Election Hangovers & C U Next Tuesdays

November 12th, 2018


This week Debbie Jo and Kelly sit down with Adina from Honesty Check Podcast to talk about all things Midterm Election results. Two of the ladies …

The Kids are Alright...Mostly

November 5th, 2018


This week Kelly delivers a health update after a day-long trip to the Emergency Room when her leg kept swelling up like a balloon throughout the last week. Spoiler alert, she's ok. And it turns out that compression …

Strippers, Sex Workers, and Success

October 29th, 2018


This week, amidst conversations regarding the gymnastic prowess of pole-dancers and Kelly's aversion to pornography, the ladies talk about what …

Politics, Allies, and the Art of Speaking Up

October 22nd, 2018


On this very special episode of A Non Mom Happy Hour, the ladies hosted their first ever male guest! Political scientist, Veteran, and host of the …

Questions & Answers & Spiders, Oh My!

October 14th, 2018


This week the ladies answer questions sent in by YOU, the listeners! Hear the story of how they met, why they started the podcast, what makes Kelly so nerdy, and much, much more! 

Special thanks to the Not Suitable for …

Forgiveness & The Business of Being Human

October 8th, 2018


This week the ladies take on the topic of forgiveness. 

The dictionary definition of forgiveness is as follows:   for·give·ness fərˈɡivnəs/ noun

Anti-Semites and Craftivism

September 30th, 2018


On this week's episode, Debbie Jo and Kelly talk with special guest and fellow true crime nerd, Alexandra Weingartner, about speaking up when it is …

The Dreamers & The Doers

September 23rd, 2018


This week, Kelly and Debbie Jo talk about money mindset and coming up blue collar. They each tell the stories of how they became entrepreneurs in …

Self-Care & Minding Your Own Damn Business

September 16th, 2018


This ish is about to get real, y'all. 

On this episode, Debbie Jo and Kelly tackle self-care and personal care choices, and staying in your own damn lane. It's not up to anyone else to tell you how to best take care of

Accessibility and Guilty Pleasures

September 16th, 2018


On this episode the ladies interview Abbie Díaz, Director of Education at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum. Abbie has worked in thirteen museums and …

Hoop Earrings & Rape Culture

September 2nd, 2018


This week Debbie Jo and Kelly talk about straight f***ery in East Tennessee, where a high school teacher held a special meeting with female students …

Chocolate Sprinkles & Badassery

August 27th, 2018


On this week's episode Debbie Jo and Kelly interview badass extraordinatire Marielle Evertsz of Keeping it Real Me: Life Coaching for Teen Girls.

The ladies discuss antiquated Dutch traditions, the magical delight of …

Anxiety Spirals & Cyborgs

August 19th, 2018


This week Debbie Jo and Kelly talk about their recent challenges with managing all of their roles, projects, and mental health self-care.


The ladies …

Poverty and The Pink Tax

August 13th, 2018


This week Debbie Jo and Kelly talk with Teysha Lemanski of Cloth Connection Outreach. Teysha is a mom, a Spoonie, an Etsy store owner, and general badass who founded CCO to help meet the needs of other women who may …

Drivers' Licenses Don't Grow on Trees

August 5th, 2018


On this episode, Debbie Jo and Kelly talk about being an extroverted person(s) with rampant social anxiety.  The ladies also relived some of their most embarassing moments, as children and, in Debbie's case, as an …

Recovery & Keychains

July 30th, 2018


On this week's episode Debbie Jo and Kelly interview Claire M. Biggs and Jennie Armstrong, of Lore de Force.

Trigger Warning: The four of us discuss …

Aliens and Authenticity

July 23rd, 2018


This week some real vulnerability happened! We talked about theremins communicating with aliens, relapsing with our respective mental health …

Copper Crosses and Sticky Monsters

July 8th, 2018


On this episode, meet your hosts. Hear about Debbie's horrifying experience trying to get an IUD and the story of Kelly's mom, the most bad ass woman she knows. 


Please note: We are recording from two different …

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