Advice from Mom
About This Show
Advice from Mom is a podcast and cross-generational effort to answer life's big questions. Featured as “new and noteworthy” on Apple Podcasts and included on NPR's The Big Listen, Advice from Mom is an advice-column show hosted by Rebecca Garza-Bortman featuring listener letters and the advice and stories of her mother, Elizabeth Skibinski-Bortman, PhD. Affectionately known on the show as “Momma B”, Dr. Bortman is a small-town family therapist “on a one-woman mission to mother a mentally healthy world.”
Each episode, this mother-daughter duo explores questions sent in by their listeners with the help of a series of guest experts. They have recorded advice with actress & SNL alum, Michaela Watkins; artist and graphic journalist, Wendy MacNaughton; and NPR's The Kitchen Sisters, as well as crisis counselors, authors, and wise creative professionals of all sorts.
This podcast is founded on the belief that we need our mothers like we never have before. Not just our own mothers, but the mothers of the world. Anyone can submit a question at www.advicefrom.mom/request.Read more »
Most Recent Episode
Ep 29: When To Be a Whistleblower—a Father's Day special
For Father's Day, Advice from Mom is turning the microphone on Momma B’s favorite man. Get ready for an epic story and some featherly wisdom from Poppa B! Most dads blowing whistles are refereeing their kids soccer game, but in this story of 1960s workplace woes, Papa B finds himself blowing the whistle on something much bigger and more sinister than he ever could have imagined at the tender age of 24. Dr. Momma B PhD shares mental health tips to help fortify yourself in similar situations, and Rebecca gives an update on her sperm-donor origin story in a follow-up on The Mystery of Dr. T.
PAPA B’S GOODIE BAG OF HELPFUL LINKS
Read “Secret Agenda: The United States Government, Nazi Scientists, and Project Paperclip, 1945-1990” by Linda Hunt http://a.co/auZKDes
ADL believes people should not be targeted or treated unfairly because of their religion, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or disability. You can report an incident to them here: https://www.adl.org/take-action/report-an-incident
Tips for Respectful Conversations in Schools, Workplaces and Communities:
Take action with the ADL: https://www.adl.org/take-action
An amazing organization countering hate: https://www.lifeafterhate.org
Tell all the men over 40 in your life to get checked for prostate cancer! If you are one, I’m looking at you!
Rescuing wild birds is another Papa B hobby! If you are ever in Sarasota, FL, check out Save Our Seabirds. Ask to meet Rocky! Tell ‘em Bortie sent ya!
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Thanks to Rabbi Batshir Torchio, Rebecca Joseph, Jocelyn Frank, and Dimitri Kalantzis for your resource help!
Special thank you to Jerry Bortman for sharing his story and being an awesome dad to Cheryl, Laura, and Rebecca and a stellar Zeta to Kevin & Allison and a tough but fair father-in-law to Mike & Bryan. We love you, Dad!!
Advice from Mom is a production of Wise Ones Advice Services. It was produced by Juliet Hinely & Rebecca Garza-Bortman. Editing by Juliet Hinely. Mixed and mastered by Jake Young. Publicity by Anna Beyder. Audio assistance by Bryan Garza. Our theme music is by my band, Love Jerks.
This podcast is for informational purposes only and is not intended to offer diagnosis or treatment of any medical or psychological condition. All treatment decisions should be made in partnership with your health professional.Read more »
Rated 5 out of
Awesome advice. Entertaining mom-daughter hosts!
Such a genius combo! I love Momma B's dynamic with her daughter! There is nothing "careful" about their banter or their advice.. They get to the root of the problem with each questions and it's always helpful, productive advice.
Date published: 2017-01-09