MILK Podcast: Moms I'd Like to Know

53 EpisodesProduced by Mallory Kasdan

I’m Mallory Kasdan: writer, voice actor and mom, and I’m podcasting with with Moms I’d Like (to) Know. My guests are sharp, groovy women, passionate about art, culture, career and mothering. We want to talk about NOT having it all. Not even close. Support this podcast:… read more

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MILK Podcast: The Loss Season, Episode 6: Losing Patience, All That Rage, and The Myth of Equal Partnership at Home with Clinical Psychologist Darcy Lockman

June 25th, 2019


Darcy Lockman joins Mallory in the MILK Studio. Darcy is the author of "All The Rage: Mothers, Fathers, and The Myth of Equal Partnership," and  is a …

MILK Podcast: The Loss Season, Episode 5: Compassion, Checklists, and Treating the Whole Patient with Integrative Oncologist Lanie Kasdan Francis MD

June 11th, 2019


Dr. Lanie Kasdan Francis joins Mallory in the MILK Studio. Lanie is an Oncologist, board certified in hematology and medical oncology and practices …

MILK Podcast: The Loss Season, Episode 4: Funerals for the Living, Considering Alternatives, and Missing Your Parents No Matter Your Age with Funeral Director Caroline Schrank

May 27th, 2019


Caroline Schrank of Down to Earth Funerals joins Mallory in the MILK Podcast studio during The Loss Season. 
With a background in fashion photography …

MILK Podcast: The Loss Season, Episode 3: Motherhood, Marriage and Loss of Self with Clinical Psychologist and Author Molly Millwood, PhD

May 14th, 2019


Clinical Psychologist Molly Millwood joins Mallory in the MILK Studio to discuss her new book "To Have and To Hold: Motherhood, Marriage and the …

MILK Podcast: The Loss Season, Episode 2: How to Get and Keep Your Shit Together When Life Goes Sideways with Chanel Reynolds

April 30th, 2019


Chanel Reynolds joins Mallory in The MILK Studio to talk about a personal tragedy, and what came afterwards for her family. In July of 2009, Chanel …

MILK Podcast: The Loss Season, Episode 1: Writing Through Loss, Trauma and Resilience with Author Emily Rapp Black

April 16th, 2019


Writer Emily Rapp Black joins Mallory in The MILK Studio, to talk about the loss of her son, how her childhood was shaped by physical trauma and disability, and about the concept of resilience. Emily is the author of …

MILK Podcast: The Loss Season, Season 2 Trailer

April 8th, 2019


MILK Podcast: Moms I'd Like to Know is back for season 2. Host Mallory Kasdan is taking a look at loss and how it seeps into every aspect of …

Episode 45: Candy Canes for Breakfast, Wearing Pants Outside and Other Holiday Parenting Tips from Ana Gasteyer

December 22nd, 2018


Comedian Ana Gasteyer joins Mallory in the MILK Studio. Best known for her incomparable work on Saturday Night Live from 1996 - 2002, Ana brought iconic characters like “Delicious Dish” NPR radio host Margaret Jo and …

Episode 44: Aerial Dance, Writing Your Feelings and Not Safe For Mom Group (NSFMG) with Writer Alexis Barad-Cutler

December 6th, 2018


Alexis Barad-Cutler joins Mallory in the MILK Studio. Alexis is a writer and the founder of Not Safe For Mom Group, a digital community for mothers to tell their stories and express unfiltered feelings without …

Episode 43: Two Jews/Three Opinions, The Tree of Life Shooting, and Saving Starfish with Rabbi Leora Kaye

November 14th, 2018


Rabbi Leora Kaye is the Director of Programs at URJ, Union for Reform Judaism, and she joins Mallory in the MILK Studio. They discuss Anti-Semitism, parenting while Jewish, and how we can be more inclusive as Jews and …

Episode 42: Empowering Women and Girls, Being the Connector and Getting Out the Vote with XO Group's Carley Roney

October 29th, 2018


Activist Carly Roney joins Mallory in the MILK Studio. Carley is an entrepreneur and co-founder of The Knot, NYC's most successful early Internet …

Episode 41: Understanding Goldilocks, Positive Self-Talk, Mantras and Racing Like a Mother with Peloton Instructor Christine D'Ercole

October 8th, 2018



Peloton indoor cycling instructor Christine D’Ercole joins Mallory in the MILK Studio for part two of a MILK/Peloton series on …

Episode 40: Spinning, Swearing, Sweating and Self-Care with Jenn Sherman of Peloton

September 24th, 2018


Peloton indoor cycling instructor Jenn Sherman joins Mallory in the MILK Studio for part one of a MILK/Peloton series on motivation and self-care for moms. Jenn is an experienced fitness professional who become …

Episode 39: What Would Virginia Woolf Do about Aging and Raging Gracefully with Author Nina Lorez Collins

August 9th, 2018


Author Nina Lorez Collins joins Mallory in the MILK Studio. Nina is the author of “What Would Virginia Woolf Do: And Other Questions I Ask Myself as …

Episode 38: Protest, Puppets, and Voting like a MOTHER with Activist and Storyteller Sara Berliner

July 26th, 2018


Activist Sara Berliner is the founder of “Vote Like A Mother,” and she joins Mallory in the MILK Studio. VLAM is an organization that sells ethnically sustainable merch with a wink, benefits mom run organizations, and …

Episode 37: Black Women, Higher Heights and Making the Sausage with Political Fundraiser and Activist Kimberly Peeler-Allen

June 22nd, 2018


Kimberly Peeler-Allen has been working at the intersection of race, gender and politics for almost 20 years, and she joins Mallory in the MILK …

Episode 36: Like a Mother: Feminism, Science and the Culture of Pregnancy with Journalist Angela Garbes

June 7th, 2018


Journalist Angela Garbes joins Mallory in the MILK Studio. Angela is a Seattle based writer specializing in food, bodies, women’s health, and issues of racial equity and diversity, and is the author of “Like A Mother: A …

Episode 35: Mom Memoirs, MeToo Media, and Katy Perry Kisses with New York Times Styles Reporter Katie Rosman

May 23rd, 2018


Journalist Katie Rosman is in the MILK Studio with Mallory. Katie is a reporter for The New York Times, where she covers popular culture for Styles, …

Episode 34: Parkway Cabana Club, Hanging Backstage with The Boss, and Selling Houses with Rosyln Neiman

May 9th, 2018


Rosyln (Roz) Neiman joins Mallory in the MILK Studio. Rosyln is a real estate sales professional with 31 years of experience with The Howard Hanna Agency in Pittsburgh. Roz was voted best realtor in Pennsylvania and one …

Episode 33: Don’t Keep Your Day Job, Radical Empathy, and Authenticity with Podcast Host and Songwriter Cathy Heller

April 27th, 2018


Songwriter and Podcast Host Cathy Heller joins Mallory in The MILK Studio. Cathy’s passion is helping others to realize their passions, and her …

Episode 32: Canada, Cannabis and CEO's Come Correct with Entreprenuer and Marketer Alison Gordon

April 12th, 2018


This moment is a turning point for normalizing cannabis, and Allison Gordon is in the MILK Studio with Mallory to tell us why women are posed to take the lead in the industry. Alison is the CEO of 48North Cannabis Co., …

Episode 31: Signs, Signs, Everywhere There's Signs Of Resistance, Dear Client, and #TheseKids with Designer Bonnie Siegler

March 27th, 2018


Designer and author Bonnie Siegler is in the MILK Studio with Mallory. Bonnie has written two new books, Signs of Resistance, a visual history of protest in America, and Dear Client, a how-to book about working …

Episode 30: Violence and Memory, Empathy and Diversity, #MeToo and Oysters with Journalist Rona Kobell

March 21st, 2018


Journalist Rona Kobell is in the MILK Studio with Mallory. Moved by the trauma of the Parkland, Florida shooting, Rona and Mallory collaborated on a …

Episode 29: Cartoon Coping, Unpaid Custodial Work, and Goop-y Wellness with Dr. Grace Farris M.D.

March 8th, 2018


Cartoonist and physician Dr. Grace Farris M.D. is in the MILK Studio with Mallory. Dr. Farris graduated from Brown Medical School and completed her …

Episode 28: Trendspotting, Corporate Spying, and Voicing Pharah with Fashion Dilettante Jen Cohn

February 18th, 2018


Voiceover actress and fashion consultant Jen Cohn joins Mallory in the MILK Studio. Jen’s versatile voice can be heard on hundreds of commercials, …

Episode 27: Film Fatales, Desert Runners, Motherland and Motherhood with Filmmaker Jennifer Steinman Sternin

February 8th, 2018


Jennifer Steinman Sternin is an award-winning filmmaker with over 20 years of experience in television and film, and she joins Mallory in the MILK Studio. Jennifer talks about trusting the creative process to do its …

Episode 26: Modern Loss IRL, Pastel Platitudes on Pillows, and the Richness of Living with Author Rebecca Soffer

January 23rd, 2018


Rebecca Soffer joins Mallory in the MILK Studio to talk about her book, “Modern Loss: Candid conversations about grief. Beginners welcome.” Rebecca is the CEO and co-founder of the website Modern Loss, which she founded …

Episode 25: Women Killing It, Willing It, Faking It and Making It with Podcast Host and Investigative Journalist Sally Hubbard

January 10th, 2018


Sally Hubbard, Creator and Host of “Women Killing It” Podcast, joins Mallory in the MILK Studio. Through interviews and real-life storytelling, Sally’s mission is to create a movement of women celebrating successes and …

Episode 24: How Not to Hate Your Husband After Kids, Marriage Under a Microscope, and Cyndi Lauper’s Vintage Kitchen with Jancee Dunn

December 19th, 2017


Jancee Dunn joins Mallory is in the MILK Studio to talk about her latest book, "How Not to Hate Your Husband After Kids." Jancee is the New York Times bestselling author of five books, including a memoir of her years at …

Episode 23: Wedding Toasts, Gentrification and Gen X Mid Life Crises with Journalist Ada Calhoun

December 1st, 2017


Ada Calhoun joins Mallory in the MILK Studio. Ada is the author of “Wedding Toasts I’ll Never Give,” a funny and poignant personal examination of …

Episode 22: Singing, Songwriting, Soul Searching and Social Justice with Nicole Alifante

November 17th, 2017


Nicole Alifante joins Mallory in the MILK Studio. Nicole put a successful acting career on hold to raise her son, and is now pursuing music with a …

Episode 21: Secret World of Teenagers, The Bechdel Test, Sexuality and Casting with Actress Amy Hargreaves

November 2nd, 2017


Actress Amy Hargreaves joins Mallory in the MILK Studio. Currently starring in the popular “13 Reasons Why” series and in Showtime’s “Homeland,” Amy …

Episode 20: Bored, Brilliant and Werkin It with Podcast Host and Author Manoush Zomorodi

October 18th, 2017


Note to Self Podcast Host Manoush Zomorodi joins Mallory in the MILK Studio and they talk being frazzled, switching between mom and non-mom …

Episode 19: Ghosts, Sex, Cancer and Revenge with Author Stephanie Gangi

October 4th, 2017


Author Stephanie Gangi joins Mallory in the MILK studio to talk about her compulsively readable literary ghost story, “The Next.” Gangi's first …

Episode 18: #Goals, Getting Out More, and Making Me Happen with Youth Coach Taayoo Murray

September 21st, 2017


Youth Coach Taayoo Murray joins Mallory in the MILK studio to discuss how she and her kids set and meet goals, her work/mom ephiphany, and her book and coaching program “Making Me Happen.” Taayoo is motivated, positive, …

Episode 17: Siri, Schedules, Sidekicks and Autism Spectrum Disorder with Journalist Judith Newman

September 1st, 2017


Journalist Judith Newman joins Mallory in the MILK studio to talk about her new book "To Siri With Love: A Mother, Her Autistic Son, and The Kindness of Machines." Judith is the author of You Make Me Feel Like an …

Episode 16: Tweens and Teens, The Trauma of Changing Schools, and Highlight Reels with Middle Grade Author Lisa Greenwald.

July 29th, 2017


Lisa Greenwald joins Mallory in the MILK studio to talk about writing books for tweens and teens, fitting it all in as a mom and a writer, and not feeling guilty all the damn time. Hard! She has 2 new books out this …

Episode 15: The Gypsy Moth Summer, Los Angeles as Zoloft, and Writing for an Audience of One with Novelist Julia Fierro

July 8th, 2017


Julia Fierro joins Mallory in the MILK studio to talk about her riveting new novel, “The Gypsy Moth Summer,” as well as her first book, “Cutting …

Episode 14: Documenting Joy, Manifesting Love and Staying Present with Filmmaker Susannah Ludwig

June 18th, 2017


Filmmaker and Producer Susannah Ludwig joins Mallory in the MILK studio to talk about making joyful documentaries, applying her producer hat to love, …

Episode 13: Closets, Clothes and Confidence with Fashion Stylist Alyssa Dineen

May 26th, 2017


Personal Stylist Alyssa Dineen joins Mallory in the MILK studio to talk about how clothes can make the (+40) woman. Many of Alyssa's personal styling clients are mothers looking to find an identity post kids, and she …

Episode 12: Lifelong Activism, Thinking Anthropologically, and Actual Facetime with Grandchilden with GMILK Dr. Alison Hall

May 5th, 2017


Dr. Alison Hall is in the MILK studio with Mallory, continuing a conversation about work, family and passion from MILK Episode 11 with Alison's …

Episode 11: Helping Moms, Mom is Helping, and Trolling DJT with Dr. Juliana Sanchez Gebb

April 21st, 2017


Dr. Juliana Sanchez Gebb is in the MILK studio talking to Mallory on International Women's Day. Juliana is an attending high-risk obstetrician in the …

Episode 10: Class, Race, Public School, Death, Sex, and Sisters with Author Lucinda Rosenfeld

April 2nd, 2017


Novelist Lucinda Rosenfeld joins Mallory in the MILK studio to talk about her latest novel, CLASS. A satirical look at life in Brooklyn's bubbly …

Episode 9 and 1/2: Encyclopedias of Ordinary Lives, Minivans and Childrens Books: Memories of Amy Krouse Rosenthal

March 17th, 2017


A mini episode -- a monologue actually. Remembering Amy Krouse Rosenthal, author, creator, filmmaker, connector, mother, wife, daughter and friend. …

Episode 9: Early Dotcom, Martha Stewart, and WTH is Life Coaching Anyway with Allison Task

February 2nd, 2017


Allison Task joins Mallory in the MILK Studio to talk about her career path from the early, heady dot com days, to cooking, writing cookbooks and TV hosting, and now to career and life coaching. Longtime friends Mal and …

Episode 8: Activists, Artists, Educators and MILKS -- The Women Who Made New York with Journalist Julie Scelfo

December 24th, 2016


Julie Scelfo, journalist and author of “The Women Who Made New York" is in the MILK studio with Mallory. A collection of written portraits of the …

Episode 7: Drawing and Sharing the Mundane and Profound with Illustrator Samantha Dion Baker

December 6th, 2016


Illustrator Samantha Dion Baker creates a page a day of hand drawn images and words in a series of beautiful sketch journals she then shares with her …

Episode 6: Moms without Moms, Photographs and Memories with Photographer Marsha Lebedev Bernstein

November 11th, 2016


Photographer Marsha Lebedev Bernstein on receiving fashion advice from her deceased mother, the constant urge to take pictures on the street, and instilling confidence in tween girls and senior citizens -- in the MILK …

Episode 5: Taking it Off and Giving Zero F**ks with actress Kelly Deadmon

October 27th, 2016


Actress, Show Host, Real Estate Agent and mom Kelly Deadmon is in the MILK studio with Mallory, talking about nude scenes with Joshua Jackson on The Affair, how becoming a mom messed with her body and mind, and how …

Episode 04: Mom Drag, Packing Lunches, and The Ambition Decisions with Writer/Editor Elizabeth Wallace

October 13th, 2016


Writer, editor and athleisure lover Elizabeth Wallace is in the MILK studio with Mallory. Liz is the co-author of the forthcoming book The Ambition Decisions: What Women Know About Work, Family, and the Path to Building …

Episode 03: Having It All (LOL), Mermaids and Books about Motherhood with Novelist Amy Shearn

September 20th, 2016


Author/teacher/mother Amy Shearn in the house with Mallory. She multitasks like a mofo with heart, mind, and fantastic sense of humor. Her past …

Episode 02: Making Space and Taking Action with Yogi Amanda Harding

September 20th, 2016


Prema Yoga's Amanda Harding is in the studio with Mallory. They talk glitter jars, meditation, anxiety, and moving towards action. Amanda elegantly handles motherhood, her business, and creating a community within a …

Episode 01: Motherhood, Music and Estuaries with Singer/Songwriter Jamie Leonhart

August 31st, 2016


Mallory sits down with chanteuse Jamie Leonhart, the inaugural MILK Podcast guest, to talk about her recent one-women show, Estuary, which inspired Mallory to start MILK. Jamie talks working out her stuff on stage with …

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