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Mamas Talkin' Loud

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Rank #156 in Parenting category

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In year four of sharing a dressing room at Broadway’s Jersey Boys, Cara Cooper and Jessica Rush found themselves in uncharted territory, juggling motherhood and eight shows a week. Knowing they weren’t alone in the struggle, they founded a support group for mothers in the business of show, called Broadway Baby Mamas. Join Cara and Jessica as they discuss in depth the usually funny, always emotional and very frank comedy and tragedy of motherhood with today’s great mamas of Broadway and beyond.

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In year four of sharing a dressing room at Broadway’s Jersey Boys, Cara Cooper and Jessica Rush found themselves in uncharted territory, juggling motherhood and eight shows a week. Knowing they weren’t alone in the struggle, they founded a support group for mothers in the business of show, called Broadway Baby Mamas. Join Cara and Jessica as they discuss in depth the usually funny, always emotional and very frank comedy and tragedy of motherhood with today’s great mamas of Broadway and beyond.

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Great podcast about working women on Broadway who also happen to be mothers!

By Luvakate - May 17 2020
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Love the inside scoop on the biz and how these women have been working on Broadway for years!

The best podcast

By tinydancershannon - May 05 2020
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My favorite podcast. I’m not even a parent and it’s my favorite. Cara and Jessica are so delightful, you feel like you’re best friends with them through your phone. Great guests every week. So glad this exists. Keep up the great work!! Xoxox

iTunes Ratings

50 Ratings
Average Ratings
49
1
0
0
0

Great podcast about working women on Broadway who also happen to be mothers!

By Luvakate - May 17 2020
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Love the inside scoop on the biz and how these women have been working on Broadway for years!

The best podcast

By tinydancershannon - May 05 2020
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My favorite podcast. I’m not even a parent and it’s my favorite. Cara and Jessica are so delightful, you feel like you’re best friends with them through your phone. Great guests every week. So glad this exists. Keep up the great work!! Xoxox
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Mamas Talkin' Loud

Latest release on Oct 27, 2020

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In year four of sharing a dressing room at Broadway’s Jersey Boys, Cara Cooper and Jessica Rush found themselves in uncharted territory, juggling motherhood and eight shows a week. Knowing they weren’t alone in the struggle, they founded a support group for mothers in the business of show, called Broadway Baby Mamas. Join Cara and Jessica as they discuss in depth the usually funny, always emotional and very frank comedy and tragedy of motherhood with today’s great mamas of Broadway and beyond.

Rank #1: #11 - Caissie Levy, Reigning Mama

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As she comes to the end of her 2 year reign, Queen Elsa herself, Caissie Levy, joins us to talk about what it has meant to play one of the most iconic Disney princesses while being a mother. We talk everything from her journey as the mama of a preemie, to managing a toddler meltdown via facetime while simultaneously changing into “THE dress” and preparing to sing “Let it Go”, to knowing what to ask for when you are offered a job, and, most importantly, not being afraid to proudly wear your mom crown.

Find more info about the podcast via BroadwayPodcastNetwork.com/mamas

Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales.

Edited by Derek Gunther.

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Feb 04 2020

53mins

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Rank #2: #8 - Nili Bassman and Haven Burton, Special Needs, Special Mamas (Part 1)

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No one gets pregnant and envisions a life of diagnoses, therapies and IEPs, but when you have a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder or Down Syndrome, this is just a part of daily life. In this episode of Mamas Talkin’ Loud, Nili Bassman, Haven Burton and co-host Cara Cooper share their journeys as parents of children with special needs; the tireless work, emotional weight, and the incomparable joy of seeing their unique babies grow and develop.

Find more info about the podcast via BroadwayPodcastNetwork.com/mamas

Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales.

Edited by Derek Gunther and Alan Seales.

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Jan 14 2020

52mins

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Rank #3: #14 - Stephanie J. Block Part 1, Journey To Motherhood: Believe It

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Tony Award Winner Stephanie J. Block kicks off our new series: Journey to Motherhood. We know everyone comes to their role as a mother in a different way. In this series, we talk to different women about the varied ways you can become a mother. Join us as the incomparable Stephanie J. Block shares her struggles to get pregnant, the toll it took and how believing she was pregnant (before she was) brought her precious daughter into being.

Find more info about the podcast via BroadwayPodcastNetwork.com/mamas

Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales.

Edited by Derek Gunther.

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Feb 25 2020

33mins

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Rank #4: #5 - High Kickin' Thru the Holidays with the Radio City Rockettes - Part 1

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Part 1 - It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The Radio City Christmas Spectacular is a New York institution and the iconic Rockettes are the stars of the show. This year seven, that’s right SEVEN, mothers are high kickin’ on the line and we were lucky enough to chat with four of them (one of whom has four kids, yes again, you read that right, FOUR!). Nicole Baker, Tara Dunleavy, Traci Reszetylo, and Katie Walker are tackling one of the most grueling and physically demanding schedules during what is undoubtedly the busiest time of year. Join as we talk about just what it takes to do 3, sometimes 4 shows a day, all while caring for your children, and keeping the magic of the holiday season alive.


Connect with our Rockette guests:


Find more info about the podcast via BroadwayPodcastNetwork.com/mamas

Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales.

Edited by Derek Gunther and Alan Seales.

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Dec 16 2019

46mins

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Rank #5: #7 - Lindsay Northen & Bonita Hamilton, Grateful for the Longterm Grind

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What happens when you land “the show”, the Broadway hit that doesn’t close, and then you are in it…. For a LONG time. Join us as we speak with Lindsay Northen and Bonita Hamilton about just what it means to be in the same show year after year. Don’t get them wrong, they are beyond #grateful, especially for having a consistent job after becoming mothers, but we get down to the nitty gritty of what it feels like to be in Wicked and The Lion King for 12 and 15 years respectively. We cover it all; how they use their daily life experiences to keep their performances fresh, how they deal with missing their kids events (year after year), and how they keep from feeling forgotten.

Find more info about the podcast via BroadwayPodcastNetwork.com/mamas

Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales.

Edited by Derek Gunther and Alan Seales.

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Jan 11 2020

55mins

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Rank #6: #15 - Stephanie J. Block Part 2, Journey To Motherhood: Believe It

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Tony Award Winner Stephanie J. Block kicks off our new series: Journey to Motherhood. We know everyone comes to their role as a mother in a different way. In this series, we talk to different women about the varied ways you can become a mother. Join us as the incomparable Stephanie J. Block shares her struggles to get pregnant, the toll it took and how believing she was pregnant (before she was) brought her precious daughter into being.

Find more info about the podcast via BroadwayPodcastNetwork.com/mamas

Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales.

Edited by Derek Gunther.

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Feb 25 2020

32mins

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Rank #7: #3 - Megan McGinnis and Becky Gulsvig, Have Baby, Will Tour

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Fresh off the “Come From Away” national tour, Becky Gulsvig and Megan McGinnis talk about what it really means to tour once you have a child. When going out on the road with that “dream show” means everything from taking your baby to every city on the map, to traveling home every day off to see your 8 year old, or driving your car around the country with a toddler and the family pet-these mamas have the kind of parent travel advice that only comes from experience... lots and lots of experience.

Find more info about the podcast via BroadwayPodcastNetwork.com/mamas

Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales.

Edited by Derek Gunther and Alan Seales.

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Nov 26 2019

43mins

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Rank #8: #10 - Lorin Latarro, From One Side of the Table to the Other

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The business of show is a business of youth, especially for a dancer and figuring out your “second act” is usually a difficult road to navigate. With choreographer credits that include “Waitress” and the upcoming “Mrs. Doubtfire”, not to mention the 10 Broadway shows she was in before moving to the other side of the table, Lorin Latarro talks to us about what it takes to transition from performer to choreographer, how she is happier than she has ever been, and what it’s like to sometimes be the only mother on the “other side”.

Find more info about the podcast via BroadwayPodcastNetwork.com/mamas

Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales.

Edited by Derek Gunther and Alan Seales.

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Jan 28 2020

44mins

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Rank #9: #4 - Jennifer DiNoia and Pearl Sun, Mamas Standing By

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The position of a standby in a Broadway show takes a special type of person. It takes great mental aptitude and talent, not to mention the ability to go on with a moments notice, for one or many roles, oftentimes in a lead role where much is expected of you. Add onto that the juggle and brain power that the “mom life” requires. You may start your day (VERY early with your toddler) not knowing what part you may play on Broadway later that night. Will you have to belt those Eb’s or will you be able to catch up on your to do list? Jennifer Dinoia (Standy by for Elphaba in Wicked) and Pearl Sun (Standby for 5 roles at Come From Away), join us for an in depth chat at exactly what it means to be a standby (and a mom) on Broadway.

Find more info about the podcast via BroadwayPodcastNetwork.com/mamas

Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales.

Edited by Derek Gunther and Alan Seales.

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Dec 10 2019

52mins

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Rank #10: #13 - Natasha Yvette Williams, Multiples Mama Madness

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Mama Morton onstage in Chicago and Mama offstage to twins, Natasha Yvette Williams chats with us about her experience as a mother. From going to a dance callback 5 days after her c-section to performing that same show three months later WITH her babies onstage as well, her take on motherhood is funny, fresh, and honest. Join us as we delve into the struggles of childcare, the importance of listening to yourself and your body, and how falling on your face at an audition is the best way to rock the next one.

Find more info about the podcast via BroadwayPodcastNetwork.com/mamas

Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales.

Edited by Derek Gunther.

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Feb 18 2020

51mins

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Rank #11: #9 - Nili Bassman and Haven Burton, Special Needs, Special Mamas (Part 2)

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(Part 2) No one gets pregnant and envisions a life of diagnoses, therapies and IEPs, but when you have a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder or Down Syndrome, this is just a part of daily life. In this episode of Mamas Talkin’ Loud, Nili Bassman, Haven Burton and co-host Cara Cooper share their journeys as parents of children with special needs; the tireless work, emotional weight, and the incomparable joy of seeing their unique babies grow and develop.

Find more info about the podcast via BroadwayPodcastNetwork.com/mamas

Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales.

Edited by Derek Gunther and Alan Seales.

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Jan 21 2020

46mins

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Rank #12: #6 - High Kickin' Thru the Holidays with the Radio City Rockettes - Part 2

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Part 2 - It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The Radio City Christmas Spectacular is a New York institution and the iconic Rockettes are the stars of the show. This year seven, that’s right SEVEN, mothers are high kickin’ on the line and we were lucky enough to chat with four of them (one of whom has four kids, yes again, you read that right, FOUR!). Nicole Baker, Tara Dunleavy, Traci Reszetylo, and Katie Walker are tackling one of the most grueling and physically demanding schedules during what is undoubtedly the busiest time of year. Join as we talk about just what it takes to do 3, sometimes 4 shows a day, all while caring for your children, and keeping the magic of the holiday season alive.


Connect with our Rockette guests:


Find more info about the podcast via BroadwayPodcastNetwork.com/mamas

Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales.

Edited by Derek Gunther and Alan Seales.

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Dec 23 2019

42mins

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Rank #13: #12 - Emily Fletcher, Love Yourself

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This Valentine’s Day we’re talking about love, self-love that is, with Broadway actress turned meditation guru, Emily Fletcher. While performing, Emily found herself unable to sleep, turning grey in her 20’s and rocking in a corner from the stress of her job. Then she found meditation. Knowing that so many people could benefit from this practice she created Ziva Meditation, and has now trained over 20,000 people in meditation, written a best-selling book “Stress Less, Accomplish More” and is a mom to a 20 month old little boy. Join us as we talk about how we, as mothers, can’t pour from an empty cup, how being stressed affects not just ourselves but our families as well, and how practicing meditation is not only loving yourself but loving your life. 

Find more info about the podcast via BroadwayPodcastNetwork.com/mamas

Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales.

Edited by Derek Gunther.

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Feb 07 2020

50mins

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Rank #14: #18 - Karen Olivo, Journey to Motherhood: Listen to the Voice Within

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Continuing our “Journey to Motherhood” series, star of Moulin Rouge and Tony Award winner, Karen Olivo shares with us how marrying into motherhood has been the greatest gift: how seeing herself through her children’s eyes has forced her to be kinder to herself, how listening to her gut has always guided her life in and out of the business, and how embodying the sparkling diamond every night shows the next generation that diversity can not be the exception but the rule.

Find more info about the podcast via BroadwayPodcastNetwork.com/mamas

Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales.

Edited by Derek Gunther.

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Mar 16 2020

47mins

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Rank #15: #16 - Georgia Stitt, Maestra Mama

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Kicking off International Women’s Month, award-winning composer and lyricist, Georgia Stitt shares her experience as a woman/mother musician in a field heavily dominated by men. She speaks to finding her own voice as a composer, coming back to herself once she became a mother, and how a lack of representation in our industry led her to create Maestra Music, a database of female identifying musicians, to aid in the hiring of a more diverse and equal music team.

Find more info about the podcast via BroadwayPodcastNetwork.com/mamas

Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales.

Edited by Derek Gunther.

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Mar 03 2020

48mins

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Rank #16: #17 - Tara Rubin, Blazing Her Own Way

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Tara Rubin began her casting journey as a 30 year old assistant at Johnson/Liff, a supportive, good humored office, but one where no one was married, let alone, had a child. Fifteen years later, with two young girls at home and wanting to push herself to accomplish more, she opened her own casting office. Tara speaks candidly with us about the double standards for mothers in the business, the advantages and pitfalls of technology in our industry, and how even she has had to shift her mindset as our society and culture has become more accepting of personal lives in the workplace.

Find more info about the podcast via BroadwayPodcastNetwork.com/mamas

Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales.

Edited by Derek Gunther.

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Mar 10 2020

45mins

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Rank #17: #24 - Jamie Grayson, The Self Isolation Survival Guide

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Actor turned baby guru, Jamie Grayson, joins us as the first male guest on our show! Formerly known as The BabyGuyNYC, he shares with us how a dreaded stall of a subway ride led to a job interview that forever changed his life’s journey. His spunky, sensitive spirit and southern charm made him the go-to for all things “baby” in New York City and now he shares his expertise online and at trade shows all over the country. We asked him to share his top products to help parents while sheltering in place with their children, and he did not disappoint. Jamie brought the wine, the humor, the stories, and of course the promo codes…you might say it’s our version of the Oprah giveaway….tune in for the fun!

Find more info about the podcast via BroadwayPodcastNetwork.com/mamas

Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales.

Edited by Derek Gunther.

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May 05 2020

1hr 4mins

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Rank #18: #23 - Nikki Renee Daniels and Jenn Gambatese, Another Op'nin... Postponed

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With 17 Broadway shows between them, leading ladies, Jenn Gambatese and Nikki Renee Daniels were about to add two more to the list, Mrs. Doubtfire and Company. COVID-19 has put an extended pause on the opening of their shows, and much like the postponed Olympic Games, the incredible hard work and passion that goes into mounting a Broadway show has come to screeching halt. As a result they are both experiencing severe #momlash adjusting back to full time parenting after being more than a full-time performer between rehearsals and previews. These veterans of the Great White Way, have also both spent extended time away from their families for work, and they share all the things that come with it, the mom guilt, the travel back and forth, missing holidays with family… and dare we say it, the freedom that comes with being away (did someone say they could take a nap?!)

Find more info about the podcast via BroadwayPodcastNetwork.com/mamas

Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales.

Edited by Derek Gunther.

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Apr 28 2020

1hr 3mins

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Rank #19: #22 - Robyn Hurder, The Having it All Hustle

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Before the extended “intermission” that Broadway is experiencing, Robyn Hurder was lighting up the stage every night as Nini in Moulin Rouge. Now she is with her rambunctious, creative, and loving kindergartner all day every day.. and well, she has a lot to say about it. We talk everything from surviving remote learning, coming back to the biz after having a baby, and the moment of rebirth when she felt the passion and drive to forge her way through the balance of loving two things, her family and her career.

Find more info about the podcast via BroadwayPodcastNetwork.com/mamas

Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales.

Edited by Derek Gunther.

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Apr 21 2020

1hr 3mins

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Rank #20: #21 - Anne Quart, The Responsibility of Power

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Amidst working 16 hr days to manage the 21 productions that Disney Theatrical has shut down due to COVID-19, senior Vice President of Production, Anne Quart, joins us as our first remote guest. Recognizing her responsibility as a woman in a position of power, she created Women of Broadway in solidarity and support of all female identifying members of our community. She understands firsthand the struggles of being a mother in show business as the first women at DTG to have a baby, and as a result, implements better business practices for maternity leave in all of her productions. Wrapping up our tribute to International Women’s Month, Anne puts experience into action and her perspective and endeavors are invaluable. She also knows in her gut that Broadway will be back and that’s the just ray of hope we all need right now.

Find more info about the podcast via BroadwayPodcastNetwork.com/mamas

Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales.

Edited by Derek Gunther.

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Apr 14 2020

38mins

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#45 - Laura Bell Bundy, Get it Girl, You Go...VOTE! - Part 2

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Drama Desk and Tony Nominee, most well known for bringing the iconic Elle Woods to life on Broadway in Legally Blonde the musical, Laura Bell Bundy is an actress, singer, songwriter, director and producer who is leading the charge as a voice for women’s rights. With the release of her new podcast Women of Tomorrow, based on the album of the same name, she can give you a women’s history lesson, write a song about it, & produce a concert to support the cause, all while carrying the mental load of motherhood. As the election looms large, this two part episode will have you singing your way to the polls (or while waiting on line), ready to continue the fight for women’s rights, no matter the outcome.

Find more info about the podcast via BroadwayPodcastNetwork.com/mamas

Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales.

Edited by Derek Gunther.

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Oct 27 2020

44mins

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#44 - Laura Bell Bundy, Get it Girl, You Go... VOTE! - Part 1

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Drama Desk and Tony Nominee, most well known for bringing the iconic Elle Woods to life on Broadway in Legally Blonde the musical, Laura Bell Bundy, is an actress, singer, songwriter, director and producer who is leading the charge as a voice for women’s rights. With the release of her new podcast Women of Tomorrow, based on the album of the same name, she can give you a women’s history lesson, write a song about it, & produce a concert to support the cause, all while carrying the mental load of motherhood. As the election looms large, this two part episode will have you singing your way to the polls (or while waiting on line), ready to continue the fight for women’s rights, no matter the outcome.

Find more info about the podcast via BroadwayPodcastNetwork.com/mamas

Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales.

Edited by Derek Gunther.

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Oct 27 2020

31mins

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BONUS- Lisa Gajda, Move On - Part 2

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Having appeared in 18 Broadway Shows and received the Legacy Robe 6 times, an honor most ensemble members never receive even once, this weeks guest, Lisa Gajda, is a legend in our industry. She joined us both before Covid-19 and after to share not only her incredible journey to motherhood, but how she transitioned out of the business to become a therapist. Not surprisingly, our conversations turned into therapy for the two of us dealing with aging in the business, carrying our identity as mothers who are also viable artists in our community, and when and how you know it’s time (or not) to move on. Here is Part Two, our catch up with Lisa, 8 months later....

Find more info about the podcast via BroadwayPodcastNetwork.com/mamas

Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales.

Edited by Derek Gunther.

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Oct 24 2020

43mins

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#43 - Lisa Gajda, Move On - Part 1

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Having appeared in 18 Broadway Shows and received the Legacy Robe 6 times, an honor most ensemble members never receive even once, this weeks guest, Lisa Gajda, is a legend in our industry. She joined us both before Covid-19 and after to share not only her incredible journey to motherhood, but how she transitioned out of the business to become a therapist. Not surprisingly, our conversations turned into therapy for the two of us dealing with aging in the business, carrying our identity as mothers who are also viable artists in our community, and when and how you know it’s time (or not) to move on.

Find more info about the podcast via BroadwayPodcastNetwork.com/mamas

Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales.

Edited by Derek Gunther.

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Oct 20 2020

59mins

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BONUS-Meghan Finn & Danielle King, Forging Ahead

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With four kids under 6, Meghann Finn and Danielle King were already rockstar #workingartistmothers as artistic director and managing producer resepectively of the Tank NYC, home to emerging artists from a wide variety of disciplines, including theater, comedy, dance, film, music, puppetry and storytelling. Since COVID hit they have taken their superpowers to a whole new level. With theater shut down indefinitely this non-profit, and many others in our world, were faced with a really difficult decision, and these two women rose to the challenge in such a remarkable way, moving their content to an entirely online forum, giving artists not only the space and support to create, but the platform in which to share it. Their indomitable spirit and fortitude is keeping creativity alive, inspiring us all to keep moving forward through doubt, uncertainty and a future that looks far different than we ever could have imagined.

Find more info about the podcast via BroadwayPodcastNetwork.com/mamas.

Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales.

Edited by Derek Gunther.

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Oct 17 2020

36mins

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#42 - Nicolette Robinson, Looking for the Joy

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As the first BIPOC (and mother!) to play Jenna in Waitress, this weeks guest, Nicolette Robinson, made history. She joins us to share how the state of her career actually led her to motherhood, how her love of Waitress the Musical is the greatest proof of manifestation, and how the two seem undeniably intertwined. During lockdown she and husband, Leslie Odom Jr., shot and executive produced ‘Love in the Time of Corona’, making sure their story was one of authenticity and relevance as people took to the streets in the biggest Black Lives Matter movement our country has seen. They did this all while keeping their love alive by allowing for the chaos but looking for the joy every day.

Find more info about the podcast via BroadwayPodcastNetwork.com/mamas

Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales.

Edited by Derek Gunther.

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Oct 13 2020

58mins

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#41 - Sutton Foster, Meant To Be Ours - Part 2

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Continuing our “Journey to Motherhood” series, two time Tony Award winner and star of the hit television show, Younger, Sutton Foster shares her path to becoming a mom. After struggling with infertility for years, choosing adoption brought her incredible daughter into her life and the knowledge that this path was always meant to be. Between balancing motherhood, life on the set of Younger, and a much anticipated return to Broadway in The Music Man, Sutton openly and honestly shares the emotional rollercoaster of the life of a working artist mother.

Find more info about the podcast via BroadwayPodcastNetwork.com/mamas

Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales.

Edited by Derek Gunther.

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Oct 06 2020

26mins

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BONUS-Raymond J Lee, Optimistically Open

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When you are a gay man who wants to be a father, you are faced with challenges and choices. Broadway veteran (Aladdin, Anything Goes, Groundhog Day) Raymond J. Lee shares how his desire to be a dad led him and and his partner to seek out adoption, specifically ‘open’ adoption, and in doing so created a unique family dynamic with Ella's birth mother. Through heartbreak and disappointment, they never lost their focus on becoming parents, and now the family of three is facing the obstacles of remote learning, quarantine life, and the unknown future of Broadway with the same hope and optimism that brought their daughter to their lives.

Find more info about the podcast via BroadwayPodcastNetwork.com/mamas.

Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales.

Edited by Derek Gunther.

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Oct 03 2020

26mins

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#40 - Sutton Foster, Meant To Be Ours - Part 1

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Continuing our “Journey to Motherhood” series, two time Tony Award winner and star of the hit television show, Younger, Sutton Foster shares her path to becoming a mom. After struggling with infertility for years, choosing adoption brought her incredible daughter into her life and the knowledge that this path was always meant to be. Between balancing motherhood, life on the set of Younger, and a much anticipated return to Broadway in The Music Man, Sutton openly and honestly shares the emotional rollercoaster of the life of a working artist mother.

Find more info about the podcast via BroadwayPodcastNetwork.com/mamas

Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales.

Edited by Derek Gunther.

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Sep 29 2020

31mins

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BONUS-Margo Seibert, Using Your Voice

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Launching our new series of bonus ‘mini-sodes’ is Drama Desk Award winner, singer/songwriter, activist and expecting mommy Margo Seibert. Like so many, Margo’s plans changed post-lockdown, and the result of that is the release of two brand new singles, ‘Influence’ & ‘Searcher’ streaming now and available for purchase with all proceeds being donated to The Actors Fund for Covid Relief and The Loveland Foundation. She also speaks as to how she’s navigating pregnancy during these corona days, shares how her non-profit RACKET, an organization dedicated to eliminating period shame and helping people at an economic disadvantage gain access to menstrual hygiene products, came into being, and how important being of service is to her on a human level. 

Find more info about the podcast via BroadwayPodcastNetwork.com/mamas.

Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales.

Edited by Derek Gunther.

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Sep 26 2020

29mins

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#39 - Audra McDonald, Then and Now - Part 2

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Kicking off season 2 of Mamas Talkin Loud we were honored to speak with 6 time Tony award winner and venerable pillar of the theater community, Audra McDonald.

TRIGGER WARNING: sensitive conversation about miscarriage

As a mother with 15 years between her girls, she has seen a shift in how our industry views parenthood, but knows there is still SO much work to be done. She shares with us the differences in parenting then and now, and how her older daughter is actually helping her be a better parent the second time around. As a founding member of Black Theatre United, she is working tirelessly to affect real change through civic engagement, all while balancing the life of a working mother artist, amidst a global pandemic.

Find more info about the podcast via BroadwayPodcastNetwork.com/mamas

Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales.

Edited by Derek Gunther.

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Sep 22 2020

31mins

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#38 - Audra McDonald, Then and Now - Part 1

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Kicking off season 2 of Mamas Talkin Loud we were honored to speak with 6 time Tony award winner and venerable pillar of the theater community, Audra McDonald.

TRIGGER WARNING: sensitive conversation about miscarriage

As a mother with 15 years between her girls, she has seen a shift in how our industry views parenthood, but knows there is still SO much work to be done. She shares with us the differences in parenting then and now, and how her older daughter is actually helping her be a better parent the second time around. As a founding member of Black Theatre United, she is working tirelessly to affect real change through civic engagement, all while balancing the life of a working mother artist, amidst a global pandemic.

Find more info about the podcast via BroadwayPodcastNetwork.com/mamas

Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales.

Edited by Derek Gunther.

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Sep 22 2020

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#37 - Rachel Tucker, On Both Sides of the Pond

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We often say that the conversations we have with our guests should feel just like we are girlfriends chatting in the dressing room. That has never been more true than our season finale with Broadway and West End star Rachel Tucker. Rachel joined us to talk ‘Defying Gravity’ with a toddler at home, what it’s truly like to juggle a career in two different countries, the balance she and her director husband have found as artist parents, and how this time of upheaval has, ultimately, had a silver lining. This episode is a true, light hearted glimpse into what our lives and convos are like backstage, and the openness and honesty that almost immediately connects those of us who call ourselves actors.

Find more info about the podcast via BroadwayPodcastNetwork.com/mamas

Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales.

Edited by Derek Gunther.

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Aug 01 2020

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#36 - Haven Burton, Special Needs, Special Mamas Part 4

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Haven Burton joins us again to share her experience as a mother of special needs children, particularly what it has been like during quarantine. We discuss the specific struggles of remote learning and tele therapy, what’s it’s like to be not only a teacher, but a physical, occupational, speech and social skills therapist. The good news is, despite the trials of this time, our children are growing and thriving. Through it all, we are learning more about our special kids and even more about ourselves.

Find more info about the podcast via BroadwayPodcastNetwork.com/mamas

Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales.

Edited by Derek Gunther.

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Jul 21 2020

58mins

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#35 - Nili Bassman, Special Needs, Special Mamas Part 3

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Nili Bassman joins us again to talk about the lighter side of loving a child with special needs. Yes, there are struggles, extra hurdles, therapies etc, but there is incredibly immense joy in seeing your child grow and develop in his or her own time and way. We give a special shout out to the amazing therapists, doctors and friends who have come into our lives to help our children thrive, and in doing so have left an indelible mark on our hearts.

Find more info about the podcast via BroadwayPodcastNetwork.com/mamas

Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales.

Edited by Derek Gunther.

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Jul 21 2020

38mins

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#34 - Tonya Pinkins, Living in Power

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Tony Award Winner, Tonya Pinkins joins us to share her profound wisdom gleaned from being a single mother of four, a pioneer in the world of labor and delivery in New York City, and a voice for the underrepresented. By always making her children a priority, she has never wavered in her quest for getting what she, a mother, deserves in our industry. Join us, as we learn from the powerhouse that is Ms. Pinkins, just what it means to live in your power while pursuing your passions.

Find more info about the podcast via BroadwayPodcastNetwork.com/mamas

Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales.

Edited by Derek Gunther.

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Jul 14 2020

49mins

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#33 - Kara Lindsay and Jenn Rias, A Mother is Born

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Two months into quarantine, we talked to new mothers Kara Lindsay and Jennifer Rias about what it’s like to isolate with a young baby. From finding out you’re pregnant on your first day of rehearsal to wearing a thong onstage while carrying a baby, these Broadway Baby Mamas are now traveling the path of new motherhood during a pandemic. Without work to define or distract them, Kara and Jenn are meeting their new roles as mothers with joy and wonder even during the most trying of times.

Find more info about the podcast via BroadwayPodcastNetwork.com/mamas

Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales.

Edited by Derek Gunther.

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Jul 07 2020

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#32 - Stephanie Klemons and Colleen Quinn, Two Moms and a Baby

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Wrapping up our Pride Month series, Stephanie Klemons and Colleen Quinn join us to chat about their journey to Motherhood. We dig deep with these incredible women, discussing everything from how they chose who would carry their first child, to battling an internal guilt for not adopting. The couple are also both giving back to the community in their own ways, Stephanie through her non-profit Katie’s Art Project that gives terminally ill children an artistic outlet to leave a lasting legacy in this world and Colleen through her work as an NYPD police officer in the Health and Wellness unit, bringing yoga and other essential services to a career sect more in need of breath and self care than ever before.

Find more info about the podcast via BroadwayPodcastNetwork.com/mamas

Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales.

Edited by Derek Gunther.

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Jun 30 2020

58mins

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#31 - Cheyenne Jackson and Jason Landau, Conscious Love

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Broadway and television star Cheyenne Jackson and actor turned entrepreneur Jason Landau share their incredible journey to becoming fathers to twins, Ethan and Willow. From their search for an egg donor and a surrogate, to the moment their babies entered the world, they have led with a conscious love and desire to be the best parents to their children and spouses to one another. Join us as we dive deep with Cheyenne and Jason exploring how parenthood forces us to get out of our comfort zones, look inward, and come to terms with our strengths and shortcomings in the never-ending quest to be better parents, partners, and people.

Find more info about the podcast via BroadwayPodcastNetwork.com/mamas

Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales.

Edited by Derek Gunther.

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Jun 23 2020

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#30 - Daisy Eagan, Nothing To Hide

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Continuing Pride Month, Daisy Eagan, the youngest female to ever win a Tony award for her portrayal of Annie Lennox in The Secret Garden, shares her motherhood/life journey with us. Coming out to her liberal parents at 12 years old, she continued to explore her sexuality and gender identity all while battling the pressures of show business that has for so long only accepted womxn who look and act a certain way. Wildly open and honest about her struggles and triumphs, Daisy continues to be an activist for the LGBTQ+ community and the #BLM movement, and a voice for the dismantling that needs to take place in order to heal and rebuild our broken society.

Find more info about the podcast via BroadwayPodcastNetwork.com/mamas

Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales.

Edited by Derek Gunther.

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Jun 16 2020

51mins

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Great podcast about working women on Broadway who also happen to be mothers!

By Luvakate - May 17 2020
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Love the inside scoop on the biz and how these women have been working on Broadway for years!

The best podcast

By tinydancershannon - May 05 2020
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My favorite podcast. I’m not even a parent and it’s my favorite. Cara and Jessica are so delightful, you feel like you’re best friends with them through your phone. Great guests every week. So glad this exists. Keep up the great work!! Xoxox