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First Time Listeners
36 minutes | Jun 13, 2021
Season 3, Episode 1 - It's maybe getting easier?
Josh and Autumn reflect on the past YEAR since their last episode, and give a quick update on their family. Then, they explore a tricky question - Is it possible to love your kids equally? If it is possible, should you? If you are a first time First Time Listener, you may want to hop back to Season 1 to catch up. Connect with First Time Listeners on Facebook, Instagram, on the website, or by emailing FirstTimeListen@gmail.com.
55 minutes | May 10, 2020
Episode 25 - Lizanne, My Sunshine
Josh and Autumn welcome Lizanne and Andrew Carlson to the pod! They are two of the most delightful people you'll ever meet. Spend an hour catching up as the Carlsons discuss military life, their childhoods, parenting through a pandemic, and speculate about how 90's moms would handle Covid-19. Pour yourself a glass of Sunny-D and join the friends for an evening together!
64 minutes | Apr 18, 2020
Episode 24 - PreK Parkour
Josh and Autumn welcome Kim and Colton Kelly to the podcast! The Kelly family are living their best pandemic life in the big city. Pull up a comfy chair and join the conversation about working, schooling, loving, and PARKOURING through these days that are all running together. Why do kids only love shredded cheese — the actual messiest way to eat dairy? Who tricked all of us into thinking attachment parenting was a good idea ? Ug, get them OFF us already. The floor is lava in 5-4-3-2-1...
63 minutes | Mar 31, 2020
Episode 23 - A Very Social Distance
Josh and Autumn welcome Heather Dalton Dennis, a licensed professional counselor, and Dr. Jeff Dennis, a sociologist with expertise in public health, to the pod to talk about parenting through the lens of professional expertise during this pandemic. Is it normal to be vacillating through every single emotion from despair to elation in a five-minute span? Do we really have to avoid everyone outside our house? What should we say to our kids about the virus? Listen and learn along with us!
41 minutes | Mar 21, 2020
Episode 22 - Levin's Butterfly
Catch up on all the Social Distancing Drama in the Lockett house. Theft, graffiti, swearing, accusations, mud puddle stomping, and lots of family togetherness. If you’re feeling overwhelmed and hopeless, know you’re not alone. We are here for you, providing levity in the heavy.
31 minutes | Mar 16, 2020
Episode 21 - Muhmuhmuh MY Corona
Catch up on where Josh has been and meet the fuzzy new member of the Lockett family! Lots of big changes, but you’ll speedy quick feel right back at home with Autumn and Josh. We all need friends to come over after our currently-ever-present children’s bedtimes to have grownup discussion. We invite you all to cozy up by the fireside for a chat. Rate, review, and subscribe to First Time Listeners wherever you pod so you don’t miss any episodes.
50 minutes | Jan 3, 2020
20 - Real Life Pod Friends
Ring in the new year with the Locketts and friends they made through the podcast! Catch up on what's been happening since the last episode and make sure to comment so we can convince Josh to keep going. Hugs, First Time Listeners, we've missed you!
40 minutes | Nov 5, 2019
19 - The Empty Nesters
After an evening of celebrating Josh's birthday, Josh and Autumn sit down with two pillars of their "Willage" to dissect the dynamics of an empty nest. Doc (as their children call him) and Missy have achieved the dream - both of their sons are attending swanky East Coast universities and they have their WHOLE HOUSE to themselves. You won't want to miss their words of encouragement and advice for parents in the trenches.
47 minutes | Sep 30, 2019
15 - Ava Takes Over
Welcome the first-ever guest on the First Time Listeners podcast - Ava James! The oldest of the Lockett kiddos, Ava joins the pod armed with questions for Josh and Autumn. Learn more about the family and hear tales from the inside, including how baby sister was locked in a bathroom over the weekend. You won't want to miss this special episode!
41 minutes | Sep 16, 2019
13 - Mom Guilt/Dad Guilt
How long does mom guilt last? Is dad guilt even a thing? Real listeners want to know and Josh and Autumn are here to tell all. Life isn't always sunshine, daisies, and lollypops. What can you do when meltdowns are ruling your family? How can you ask for help? Even though they recently ranked #152 on the comedy parenting podcast charts (hold the applause, folks), the Locketts get a little serious this episode. Trigger warning: miscarriage.
48 minutes | Sep 2, 2019
12 - Raising Little Socialists
Swat away biting bugs with Josh and Autumn as they recount the tale of their first family "hike." Learn the little stories behind the podcast intro clips, and follow Josh through the generational journeys of child behaviorism. Turns out our theme of "Do what works for you and your family," isn't an original concept. A new Granny Linda story will make you want to actually slap a granny.
49 minutes | Aug 26, 2019
11 - The Willage
Clink your martini glasses with Josh and Autumn as they reveal the secrets and struggles of building a village, nay, willage.
51 minutes | Aug 12, 2019
10 - An Interview and the Baby Spa
What's the worst thing you've ever been asked in an interview? Josh definitely has you beat. Discover two deep dark family secret stories and learn more about the high-maintenance bath requirements of the little Locketts.
49 minutes | Aug 6, 2019
9 - Sex and the Dollhouse
Josh tells about his recent trip to Aggieland – Whoop! Autumn hikes to the top of her soap box to preach the importance of gender-neutral play spaces for children. What do journalists in Liberia, sex workers in India, and 7th grade girls shame-smuggling tampons all have in common? Tune in to find out. Make sure to email your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org!
54 minutes | Jul 29, 2019
8 - Who dat? Who dis?
Do you know a nose picker or ball juggler? Are you too polite to say so? This episode is for you. Josh makes dreams come true at his first boy-band concert! Autumn discusses self-awareness, from children exploring their own to adults who really need to find some. And, is it possible to extract a baby via centrifugal force? We'll get all up into it!
47 minutes | Jul 22, 2019
7 - Swaddling Mansplained
Josh breaks down mansplaining and a history of swaddling. It's just as terrifying as it sounds. John Locke features prominently. Granny Linda goes to law school and Hugo and Ava make their first appearances live on the pod.
59 minutes | Jul 15, 2019
6 - Birth Order And Bible Nightmares
Sunday School nightmares kick off this week's episode - from the K-2 kid class to the innocent looking ladies class down the hall. Don't be fooled! Autumn digs into birth order and how it impacts development. Josh finds practical application, and the two discuss ways to make sure the little Locketts know there is enough love to go around. Later, a Christmas-themed Granny Linda letter will shock you.Pecan Pie Bars Recipe
56 minutes | Jul 8, 2019
5 - Tot Cots And Travel Scrabble
Some IRL Granny Linda advice and commentary from real First Time Listeners kicks off Episode 5, so get ready to roll your eyes. Then, Autumn tries to find a balance between raising kids in Kennedy Camelot and the arctic blast of Special Snowflakes. Surely there's a middle ground. Josh opens up about his anxiety when it comes to traveling with kids and the couple share a harrowing tale of, ahem, "playing Scrabble" somewhere forbidden. You'll either find it endearing or complain to the pod gods that the episode should be rated explicit. A fun run both ways, really!To learn more about Rosemary Kennedy, follow this link.
54 minutes | Jul 2, 2019
4 - Piaget In The 'hood!
Was it poop? You can decide if you're #TeamHugo or #TeamJosh on that question. The Locketts are pet-sitting and the animals are most certainly in cahoots with the kids. Then find out more than you ever wanted to know about a small-town Oklahoma tire shop. Seems Karma is decidedly #TeamHugo. Autumn guides us through Piaget's Stages of Cognitive Development. Spoiler: kids are supposed to be messy and maybe aren't bound for hell after all. Who would have known?
44 minutes | Jun 27, 2019
3 - Baby Cages And Whack-A-Mole
Are you properly airing your baby? On this episode, Josh explains what happened when the burgeoning practice of pediatrics and the 2nd Industrial Revolution created the ultimate must-have baby accessory. (It's not as boring as it sounds, we promise.) Autumn charms her way through the nonessential oils and potions every mom in a FB group is raving about and waxes poetic about the Whack-A-Mole locomotion of kid behavior. Finally, you'll learn just how fancy the Locketts really are. Get your ballgowns and tuxedos ready!
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