moving the podcast – interview from November 6, 2013
I don’t see my parents as much since they retired and moved a couple of hours away. So when I got the rare chance to spend an afternoon with my mom, I asked if she’d talk with me for the podcast. I wanted to hear about when she was growing up. Among other things, we talked about kids running freely all over the neighborhood, not keeping your front doors locked, and how things today are different and somehow still the same. I don’t ask enough about my parent’s histories, and this was a fun chat for me, getting to hear new stories and getting some of what I thought I knew cleared up a bit.
“I would not want to be a young adult or a young teenager again. But I would go back and be a kid again. Especially if I could pull up more of the memories of being a kid again, if I could just restore those memories.”
0:00 ~ surprised by retirement
3:10 ~ What was it like when you were a little girl?
9:50 ~ working parents and chores
14:30 ~ switches and wooden spoons and whatever was handy
18:50 ~ fathers, alcoholism, fish fries, and knowing your neighbors
26:35 ~ childhood memories (like sneaking out, stealing cherries, and chaining up your sister)
moving the podcast – interview from October 16, 2013
Mean Mommy Bex and Mean Mommy Suzy sat down with me to talk about their group of “sister-wives”, how they went public, and why they are now a non-profit organization. We also talk about the wild success of their annual Zombie Walk!
“We just can’t keep this funny to ourselves anymore!”
0:00 ~ “we’re not mean to everybody…”
4:35 ~ becoming a non-profit
8:10 ~ public scrutiny & group dynamics
13:20 ~ charities Mean Mommies support
17:05 ~ the Zombie Walk!
22:45 ~ some amazing costumes
28:15 ~ 2013 expectations
I asked my parents, my aunt, my nephew and his friends a bunch of questions. They were separated into a “grown-ups” group and a kids group when I recorded them, because I wanted to see how the different age groups were alike or similar in their answers. Then I put their answers back to back on the podcast.
“Edit that out…edit that out!”
0:00 ~ advice for newborns
9:25 ~ making assumptions based on appearance
16:50 ~ being liked or being respected
23:50 ~ What makes a person beautiful?
35:30 ~ ghosts and aliens
45:55 ~ Would you want to live forever?
Since I’m not actively doing the podcast, it makes no sense to keep paying for the site. So I’m moving all the posts over here and deleting the podcast standalone site. I can’t remember if I ever posted this here or not, but this was my first “official” podcast chat.
Amanda flies to Mars with sister; parents never suspect
This is a little interview I did with my 5-year-old niece, just for fun. We talk about her boyfriends (“he’s not my boyfriend”), her siblings, trips to Mars and her talent for turning flowers into wood. Oh, and farts.