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58 minutes | 14 days ago
Muppets, Gilman, Green Day, East Bay Punk, Tattoos
E95 - After a little quarantine talk, we do some happiness exercises and get right into some fun filmmaking memories. Julianne worked on "The Muppet Movie" and recalls a day shooting with Chris Cooper, stunt explosions and injuries, and what Brian Henson had to say about his dad Jim Henson. Another sweet man we discuss is Chris Martin from Coldplay. Is Joelle horny or just nostalgic for live music and happier times? We'll go with the latter as we segue into nostalgia talk about 924 Gilman St., the co-op music club from our Bay Area youth. Julianne reconnected with friends from these days, and we both watched the documentary "Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk" to see her friend Sean's role. She talks about his connection to Green Day, and adds a hilarious story about Lint (aka Tim Armstrong) and Lars, the guys from Operation Ivy and Rancid. Why was Julianne fascinated by these types of people? She connected with guys who were interesting and wild, a lot like her friend Puck from "The Real World San Francisco". We hear a funny story about him and our dad in the San Ramon Christmas tree farm, and then remember a story about the East Area Rapist (Golden State Killer) in that same farm, and a Richard Ramirez (Night Stalker) serial killer rental-house connection. We get back into talking about the psychology and angst behind punk music, and the judgements that go along with the music, the hair, and even the tattoos. It quickly turns into a parenting discussion about tattooing, morals, and shame. We battle out who was the worst teen and when a parent needs to draw the line vs when to compromise with your kids when they go down this path. Where do YOU fall on the punk to square scale?!Song Credits- “Be Geep” by Julianne EggoldPodcast Promo- Treble Treble: A Music Podcast - listen to the Green Day episode!Podcast Shoutouts- Brilliant Observations and Anu Heikkinen of Kuuleeko Koulu!We are sponsored by Pink Purl Beauty! Please visit https://www.pinkpurlbeauty.com for the cutest personally curated clothing, cosmetics, accessories and skincare handpicked by friend and stylist Naomi! This is our favorite new site for awesome gifts! Get 20% off your order by entering MOUSEANDWEENS20 at checkout. You can watch this episode on our Mouse and Weens YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgeuFSExQ2EaHYSG-s4sgZwA transcript of this episode is on http://www.mouseandweens.comPlease follow and contact us via Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube @mouseandweensYou can get this episode UNEDITED and commercial free - plus bonus content, outtakes, and merch - for a mere $5 a month on http://www.patreon.com/mouseandweens Join the family!
56 minutes | 22 days ago
When is Horror Okay for Kids?
E94 - Parenting does not come with a handbook. So when is it okay to let your kids watch horror movies? Joelle has two teenage sneaky boys interested in gruesome and gory, and one little girl fascinated by the occult. But being a mom who hates scary things herself, she questions whether she has been too overprotective with her restrictions. Cool aunt and introspective sister Julianne weighs in with her perspective, as she recollects being a kid seeking out thrillers. How were we raised and how did we turn out? Why do people like to be scared? Is it just a rush or does it mess with the brain? We consult some authors on the subject and even bring on an expert in the field to provide his two cents, horror filmmaker Don Adams. He schools us in Horror 101 and gives us a list of classic scary movies to start with. Let's dissect this issue and see where we land. Will this be the year that horror makes its way into Mouse's house?We are sponsored by Pink Purl Beauty! Please visit https://www.pinkpurlbeauty.com for the cutest personally curated clothing, cosmetics, accessories and skincare handpicked by friend and stylist Naomi! This is our favorite new site for awesome gifts! Get 20% off your order by entering MOUSEANDWEENS20 at checkout. You can watch this episode on our Mouse and Weens YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgeuFSExQ2EaHYSG-s4sgZwA transcript of this episode is on http://www.mouseandweens.com/shownotesPlease follow and contact us via Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube @mouseandweensFind Don Adams on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SadNomad or by searching his movie Vengeance of the Dead on IMDb to see his filmographyYou can get this episode UNEDITED and commercial free - plus bonus content, outtakes, and merch - for a mere $5 a month on https://www.patreon.com/mouseandweens Join the family!
81 minutes | a month ago
Actor W. Earl Brown: Deadwood, Bloodworth, Country & More - Part 2
E93 - We continue the conversation with W. Earl Brown, Deadwood’s ‘Dan Dority’, to find out details including the personal story behind the famous eyeball fight scene, how Jerry Cantrell of Alice in Chains and ZZ Top are involved, why the award-winning HBO series by David Milch was abruptly cancelled, and how the movie came about, giving the story and its actors closure. We sneak in another fight scene question, this one with Joaquin Phoenix in Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master. Also jump into Earl’s screenplay adaptation of his own personal Catcher in the Rye, Provinces of Night, to become the movie Bloodworth, starring Val Kilmer, Kris Kristofferson, Hillary Duff, Dwight Yoakam, Frances Conroy, and Reece Thompson. The personal family stories and side tales about Kris Kristofferson are not to be missed, as we talk about country music, rock music, and all three of our personal connections with musicians like Steve Earle, Hank Williams, and Dolly Parton. We discuss his country band Sacred Cowboys and his funny new short film Dad Band with possible future installations! Be sure to see work Earl has done, such as playing Sheriff Hugo Root on Preacher, and keep an eye on the exciting future of this wonderful actor, writer, and musician!You can watch this episode on our Mouse and Weens YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgeuFSExQ2EaHYSG-s4sgZwEpisode at A Glance:2:30 Deadwood: cancellation8:26 Dan Dority’s fight scene22:08 Deadwood character complicated like Milch26:41 Deadwood research and history28:56 Deadwood locations and shoots30:20 Bloodworth41:54 Did your family support you?43:47 Val Kilmer and Kris Kristofferson49:40 Music in Bloodworth54:26 Country music and rock roots58:17 Sacred Cowboys band1:02:20 Artistry in his films1:04:28 His Wife and Love Scenes1:05:52 Six Degrees to Adam Sandler & Chris Martin1:09:35 The Joaquin Phoenix fight in P.T. Anderson The Master1:18:54 Dad Band with Jerry CantrellSong credits: “Stuck Here Again” written by Julianne Eggold, covered by Three Chord JusticeVoice Actor: Matt ThompsonFollow @WEarlBrown on Instagram, Twitter, and FacebookDad Band on https://youtu.be/31PrzVpMktEFor filmography: IMDb, appearances: http://www.cameo.com demo reel: https://vimeo.com/120741162Transcript of this episode on http://www.mouseandweens.com/shownotesPlease follow and contact us via Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube @mouseandweensYou can get this episode UNEDITED and commercial free - plus bonus content, outtakes, and merch - for a mere $5 a month on patreon.com/mouseandweens Join the family!
73 minutes | a month ago
Actor W. Earl Brown: Scream, Deadwood and More - Pt 1
E92 - We’re excited to bring you the first half of our inspiring interview with W. Earl Brown, a very talented and prolific actor that you’ve seen as the main enforcer and right-hand man Dan Dority in HBO’s Deadwood, as Warren in There’s Something About Mary (of franks and beans fame!), as Kenny the news cameraman in Scream, and as the sheriff in Preacher, just to name a few of his works. He is also an amazing storyteller, screenwriter, producer, musician, and wonderful human being. Hear behind the scenes details about his work and inspirations, many from darker places, with stories and mentions about Lemmy from Motorhead, Elijah Wood, Wes Craven, Jamie Kennedy, Johnny Depp, Drew Barrymore, the Farrelly brothers, Ben Stiller, Chris Elliott, David Milch, Philip Seymour Hoffman, John Cusak, Chris Farley, Timothy Olyphant, Steve Earle, Townes Van Zandt and more. We learn his backstory from Kentucky to Chicago to LA, his trajectory in successful films and series, his advice to new actors, and his personal, current, and upcoming projects like Bloodworth and Dad Band. If you are a fan of comedy, horror, or westerns, or a fan of rock, metal, or country music, you will find inspiration in this episode, full of wonderful nuggets of wisdom and vulnerability from the perspective of a seasoned actor, husband, father, and friend.You can watch this episode on our Mouse and Weens YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgeuFSExQ2EaHYSG-s4sgZwEpisode at A Glance:3:30 The friendship with Lemmy from Motörhead9:15 Introductions and hints about current projects12:24 Scream: Wes Craven,Julianne, Jamie Kennedy, memories, realizations23:12 There’s Something About Mary24:10 On playing characters with disabilities26:55 Career & fate28:27 On his wife, daughter, and Kentucky33:56 Scream: what you might not know about Drew Barrymore opening scene36:57 Favorite kills per Kelly from Boobies & Noobies podcast37:49 There’s Something About Mary: Did Warren find his baseball? Almost fired?42:17 On ‘franks and beans’, ‘he was masturbating’, improv, the earmuffs, and Cameo.com44:23 Typecasting, advice to new actors, fame, financing, character acting, Phillip Seymour Hoffman48:54 Second City, Chris Farley, comedy in Chicago, the funny fat kid, finding his love of drama52:12 Deadwood: why it was so unique, the writing, dedication and talent55:54 Being a murderer, evil, darkness, depression, fears, power and the arts1:01:47 Acting and vulnerability and the arts1:03:42 A mistake filming the Deadwood pilot, becoming writer, the dark but genius David Milch1:06:57 Milch intellectual and emotional, addict and alcoholic, at a higher frequency1:10:11 Wes Craven and David Milch as his greatest teachersSong credits: “Stuck Here Again” written by Julianne Eggold, covered by Three Chord JusticeVoice Actor: Matt ThompsonFollow @WEarlBrown on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Dad Band on YouTube by Men Aging Poorly.IMDb for filmography, http://www.cameo.com for appearances, demo reel https://vimeo.com/120741162Transcript of this episode on http://www.mouseandweens.com/shownotesPlease follow and contact us via Instagram | Twitter | Facebook @mouseandweensYou can get this episode UNEDITED and commercial free - plus bonus content, outtakes, and merch - for a mere $5 a month on https://www.patreon.com/mouseandweens Join the family!
60 minutes | 2 months ago
Fix My Life Sis!
E91 - What Would Weens Do? Parenting advice and more! Julianne has been staying with Joelle during quarantine and after a few weeks, has a new perspective on how her family operates. Knowing this, Mouse asks for advice to overhaul how the house runs and how she’s raising the kids. Julianne becomes a pseudo life coach and gives Joelle tips in 5 categories: food, kids and parenting, self, household, and relationships. As uncomfortable as it is for the little sister to tell the big sister what to do, the takeaways are very positive. This episode has so many great nuggets of wisdom that anyone listening will learn a thing or two they can implement to improve their life!All details - like the amazing morning green smoothie! - will be on www.mouseandweens.com/shownotesPodcast Promo: Tamara Til the Break of DawnSong Credits: “Balzoo” by Julianne Eggold, guitar by Dan MahonyVoice Actor: Matt ThompsonYou can watch this episode on our YouTube channelPlease follow and contact us via Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube @mouseandweensYou can get this episode UNEDITED and commercial free - plus bonus content, outtakes, and merch - for a mere $5 a month on www.patreon.com/mouseandweens Join the family, like Carla, Jodie and Alexander!All links at https://linktr.ee/mouseandweens
48 minutes | 2 months ago
E90 - Mom's in town so we sit down for some relationship questions, incriminating grandparent stories, hip and trendy celebrity impersonations, and hearty guffaws. Find out what nuts, tortoises, the Tucson desert, and bowls of blood have in common. Weens asks about regrets with our dad which spurs a story about dating Cowboy Denny. We question our tomboy qualities, learning about what mom fought for and what she let go of. And we finally reveal to her our secret ways of sneaking out of the house in high school, but are surprised by her response. There’s a fact check on coyote fatalities, we accidentally pitch a real-life horror movie idea about rattlesnakes in the ravine, and we close it out with a three-part harmony to our lord. You heard it here first!Podcast Promo: I Shake My Head with Lisa and SamSong Credits:“This World Is Not My Home” by Joyce Carter, Julianne Eggold, and Joelle Kohn“Thank You Guitar” by Julianne Eggold.You can get this episode UNEDITED and commercial free - plus bonus content, outtakes, and merch - for a mere $5 a month on patreon.com/mouseandweens Join the family, like Alexander and Jodie!
63 minutes | 3 months ago
E89 - Our boot scootin cat starts us off with an exclamation mark as we get talking about Weens’ re-entry into the social media world. We find out if she is in fact The Rock’s number one super mega fan on Instagram and what the heck is the name of the guy who wrote Hamilton. Then we get to the meat of the episode and read everyone’s fun Haiku contest submissions, commenting on their back stories and finding out their entertainment industry connections. Put cotton in your ears and get the broom ready because we’re doing some shout-outs and name-dropping! You’ll learn all sorts of stories about us along the way including Mouse’s Australian love connection, Julianne’s Exorcist sleepwalking moves, and Joelle’s thoughts on armpits. This is collegiate stuff, so get out your binder paper and take notes!Podcast Promo: Boobies and NoobiesSong Credit: “Facebook Stalker” by Julianne Eggold. Guitar by Ishan Cooper aka Coop DeVille.Voice Actor: Matt ThompsonPlease follow and contact us via Instagram, Twitter, Facebook @mouseandweensContest winners get Mouse and Weens gear mailed to them! See our shop at bit.ly/mwTeeYou can get this episode UNEDITED and commercial free - plus bonus content, outtakes, and merch - for a mere $5 a month on patreon.com/mouseandweens Join the family like Alexander and Jodie!
60 minutes | 3 months ago
Love Life and Dating Q&A
E88 - Still stuck on the topic of online dating, Joelle talks Julianne into doing a funny Q & A to find out all about our love lives. First we catch up on 80’s tv, get advice from Alan Alda, and lament the air quality from the Northern California wildfires (stay safe Sunni, Brandi and Cori). Then we jump into online dating with optimistic Mouse and pessimistic Weens, and dissect what types of guys Weens likes. There’s a rather frightening interruption that throws us for a loop, so we pause and come back the next day. You’ll hear about married men, divorced men, and deal breakers when it comes to humor, taste in music, politics, and footwear. We even play a little fantasy threesome, FMK or Whoopee-Marry- Kill, and learn way too much about Tom Hardy and Don Johnson!Podcast Promo: Best Forevers: A Podcast for Kindred Spirits www.alysalucas.comPodcast Shoutouts to Book of Lies, That’s Not Proper, Paul Csomo of Varmints!, The Picture Show with Austin and Phil Rood, Sleep With Me Podcast, and Chris Fairbanks of Do You Need A Ride?Song Credit: "Somebody Else’s Man" by Julianne EggoldVoice Actor: Matt ThompsonPlease follow and contact us via Instagram, Twitter, Facebook @mouseandweensYou can get this episode UNEDITED and AD-FREE - plus bonus content, outtakes, and merch - for a mere $5 a month on www.patreon.com/mouseandweens Join the family!
44 minutes | 3 months ago
Plucking, Online Dating, Dirty John and Feet
E87 This is a fun one from under a blanket in LA! As we’re staring at kneecaps, we talk about shaving, tweezing and how it brings pleasure. Why? To find out, we fact-check plucking and trichotillomania and find out some interesting biology behind it. Then we recap a recent camping trip and have some amazing, simple advice for parents. Naturally, this leads us to talk about the Reels conspiracy theory and online dating. Weens is poking her hairless toe into the man pool and we talk all about Hinge and the fine folks popping up on the app. Then Julianne tells the story of her friend’s involvement with Dirty John. Holy crumb, no wonder she’s hesitant! Finally we get into feet, loafers, and Joelle’s ex-boyfriends who belong in them. It’s a funny episode that lets you peek inside the world of a couple of grown-up but not-so-grown-up sisters.This episode is sponsored by http://www.HomeschoolBuyersCo-op.orgSign up with referral code WEENS to get up to 90% materials, free webinars & curriculum!Song credit: “Love Is A Mess” by http://www.julianneeggold.comVoice actor: Matt ThompsonPlease follow and contact us via Instagram, Twitter, Facebook @mouseandweensYou can get this episode commercial free - plus bonus content, outtakes, and merch - for a mere $5 a month on http://www.patreon.com/mouseandweens Join the family!
48 minutes | 4 months ago
Part 2 Alison Arngrim: Nellie Oleson of Little House on the Prairie
E86 - We’re back to finish our fun interview with Alison Arngrim, the wonderful Nellie Oleson actress, turned stand-up comedian and New York Times best-selling author. She talks about real-life 'Little House on the Prairie' mean girl moments, on-set rumors, what Michael Landon was like, her ringlet HAIR!, and why she thinks Little House child actors grew up to stay on the straight and narrow. We talk about how Alison is the David Hasselhoff of France and the hilarious reason why French cultural differences work in her favor. Joelle recounts stories when she pretended to be tomboy Laura, learned how to be blind like Mary, and even re-enacted the famous Nellie wheelchair scene, sans duck poop and radioactive waste of course! Alison answers some listener questions about her tv episodes and we learn the truth behind certain famous scenes. We also discuss the fact that The Rock might have a crush on her of sorts!Alison is the queen of reinvention and hustle, and tells us about her Nasty Nellie tours of Hollywood and her online stand-up shows. She is also a survivor of childhood abuse and now is a powerful advocate at the National Association to Protect Children www.Protect.org Hear her full story in her book, available on www.Bonnetheads.com. We talk about the anxiety during this stressful pandemic, but also the hopeful medical advances that are being made (llama vaccines?!), and how she copes by being a helper. She has found that daily readings of the 'Little House' books on her Facebook Live have helped her and her thousands of followers find comfort. Alison is such a positive force out there and we had a wonderful time learning her story, her causes, and getting to know her. Please follow her and do the same!Find all things Alison at www.bonnetheads.com including her 'Confessions of a Prairie Bitch' book, and merchandise. Be sure to click on her newsletter for the latest updatesJoin her daily live readings and listen to her radio show The Alison Arngrim Show. Links on www.facebook.com/alison.arngrim Alison is also on Cameo and Coach The World, so please look her up for special 1-on-1 timeThis episode is sponsored by www.HomeschoolBuyersCo-op.orgSign up for free with referral code WEENS to get 5,000 smartpoints, free curriculum, free webinars, and up to 90% off handpicked educational materials!Song credit: “Weens Slide Guitar” by Julianne Eggold and “If I Had A Chicken” by Kevin MacLeodPlease follow and contact us via Instagram, Twitter, Facebook @mouseandweensThe video version of this episode is available on www.YouTube.com search “Mouse and Weens”You can get this episode commercial free - plus bonus content, outtakes, and merch - for a mere $5 a month on www.patreon.com/mouseandweens Join the family!
47 minutes | 4 months ago
Nellie Oleson! Little House on the Prairie’s Alison Arngrim Pt.1
E85 - Part 1 of our interview with energetic Alison Arngrim who played original mean girl Nellie Oleson on the long-running tv series that 70’s and 80’s kids everywhere grew up on, "Little House On The Prairie". She makes time for us between her stand-up shows and Facebook Live daily readings to tell us fascinating stories about growing up in Hollywood in the wild 1960’s and 70’s in a showbiz family. Hear what her family connections were to the fabulous Liberace and Debbie Reynolds, what it was like to live in the Chateau Marmont, and other mini tales from her book "Confessions of a Prairie Bitch: How I Survived Nellie Oleson and Learned to Love Being Hated". We hear what it was like to be a child actor at that time in Los Angeles and how her auditions in front of Michael Landon went before she earned the part of Nasty Nellie! Some listener Q&A’s reveal if her tv mother Mrs. Harriet Oleson, played by Katherine MacGregor, was really as mean as she played on the show, and how Alison’s real-life friends and fans treated her in public. Find out what she and co-star Melissa Gilbert, who played Laura Ingalls Wilder, are up to during the quarantine, and why she thinks all things "Little House" are having the resurgence and relevance they are today. Stay tuned for Part 2 coming out soon!--Livestream Nellie Oleson’s show at home “Confessions of a Prairie Terror”. We’ll be there too! --Thursday, August 6 at 5:00pm PST on StageIt. Buy tickets HERE! https://www.stageit.com/alison_arngrim/confessions_of_a_prairie_terror/85568--"Wickedly funny... brings Nellie Oleson back to the irreverent faithful, sans apologies" -- Los Angeles Times--Find all things Alison at www.bonnetheads.com including her "Confessions of a Prairie Bitch" book, bonnets, tin cups. Be sure to click on her newsletter for the latest updates--Join her daily live readings at www.facebook.com/alison.arngrim--Alison is also on Cameo and Coach The World, so please look her up for special 1-on-1 timeThis episode is sponsored by www.HomeschoolBuyersCo-op.orgSign up with referral code WEENS to get up to 90% off handpicked educational materials!Please follow and contact us via Instagram, Twitter, Facebook @mouseandweensYou can get this episode commercial free - plus bonus content, outtakes, and merch - for a mere $5 a month on www.patreon.com/mouseandweens Join the family!Song credit: “Keep It 98 Plus 2” by Rage and “If I Had A Chicken” by Kevin MacLeod
59 minutes | 4 months ago
Police On Police
E84 - We are proud to have Ahmed Hassan back co-hosting with us, and to be a platform for these important voices. We put together a panel of California cops - a black female police officer, a white female police officer, and a black male police officer - to discuss what they’ve seen and what they know from their experiences in law enforcement. You’ll hear why they chose this career and their thoughts on brutality, protests, and defunding the police. You’ll learn their insights into quotas, racial profiling, sundowning laws, the code of silence, and what is really happening in the station and on the streets in their profession. How do the ‘bad apples’ make it onto the force and is this issue as prevalent as we’re seeing in the media? This is an eye-opening discussion spanning many years and many perspectives. We came out of it with a new viewpoint and wonder if you might too. All links and a transcript of this episode will be available on www.MouseAndWeens.comYou can see Ahmed on our Race and HGTV episodes. Please click 'all episodes' and scroll around!This episode is sponsored by www.HomeschoolBuyersCo-op.orgSign up with referral code WEENS to get up to 90% off handpicked educational materials!Podcast Promo: The Picture Show with Austin and Phil RoodSong credit: “Everybody Sleeps Tonight” by Dan Mahony and Julianne EggoldPlease follow and contact us via Instagram, Twitter, Facebook @mouseandweensBehind the scenes info on our private Facebook GroupYou can get this episode commercial free - plus bonus content, outtakes, and merch - for a mere $5 a month on www.patreon.com/mouseandweens Join new Patrons Jodie and Alexander and join the family!
37 minutes | 4 months ago
Should I Homeschool?
E83 - During this quarantine shutdown time, many parents are faced with educational decisions for their kids including whether or not to homeschool. This is a conversation with Joelle's childhood friend Ali, a former teacher and homeschooler of five kids here in California since 2004. She has a great perspective on the benefits and what it takes to homeschool, and talks Mouse through the whole process from her point of view. We cover why she chose to homeschool, whether to go with independent, private, or charter school education, her thoughts on ages and behaviors that are a good fit for homeschooling, which curriculum to choose, whether to use old school papers and books versus digital tools and computers, what is HSLDA and why it's crucial, being under an umbrella school, filing a homeschool affidavit, hiring a teacher to oversee your paperwork and keep you accountable and on track, what a homeschool calendar and schedule looks like with grades, test-taking, field trips, outdoor learning, vacations, and structure, socialization and when it's time for the kids to join outside classes, co-ops, or go back to public school, how to do science labs, language classes, SATs, taking junior college classes for credits, being on a 4-year college track, and what universities really think of homeschoolers.Please check our Show Notes on www.MouseAndWeens.com to see a list of recommended curricula from Ali.This episode is sponsored by www.HomeschoolBuyersCo-op.orgSign up with referral code WEENS to get up to 90% off handpicked educational materials!Song Credit: “Things Aren't As Bad As They Seem” by Dan Mahony and Julianne EggoldVoice Actor: Matt Thompson as Hank HillPlease follow and contact us via Instagram, Twitter, Facebook @mouseandweensBehind the scenes info on our private Facebook GroupYou can get bonus content like outtakes, and hear this episode ad-free on www.patreon.com/mouseandweens
53 minutes | 5 months ago
Going Crazy, Near Death, Comedy & Celebrities
E82 - Anyone else going nuts? Julianne talks about the film industry shutdown and then Joelle tells a wild, near death story that happened to her and the kids, all started by being stuck at home and going sort of crazy. Ok, maybe that’s being dramatic. But Weens gets into real Near Death Experiences and talks of speaker and author Nancy Rynes who died twice and came back to talk about it. NDE’s are fascinating and people can learn great lessons from them. Hey, what’s keeping us busy? Summer camp, distant get togethers, planning a documentary!, and lots of comedy, including talk of actress and comic Martha Kelly from Baskets and an awkward family Don’t Mess With the Zohan moment! Parenting is stressful, but Mouse is trying to teach kids important lessons like black lives matter, especially in a city that is dealing with racism. What can you do as a parent to help when everyone is locked down and you feel helpless about activism? Get people to vote with PostcardsToVoters.org! We do lots of name-dropping throughout this episode especially in our ‘Celebrity Stories That Go Nowhere’ segment, so listen for Adam Sandler, Carol Channing, Woody Allen, George Wendt, Will Ferrell, Kid Rock, Gabriel Byrne, Michael Landon, Nellie Oleson, Alison Arngrim, Joe and Kevin Jonas, Anita Moorjani, Ethel Merman, Katherine Hepburn, and Zach Galifinakis mentions. We just can’t help ourselves!@BlackInPUSD on Instagram | www.MealsOnWheelsAmerica.org | www.PostcardsToVoters.org@MarthaKelly3 on Twitter | Podcast shoutout Unpredictably UsThis episode is sponsored by www.HomeschoolBuyersCo-op.orgSign up with referral code WEENS to get up to 90% off handpicked educational materials!Voice Actor: Matt Thompson as Mr. BurnsSong Credits: “Mouse and Weens Country Dan” by Julianne Eggold, guitar by Dan Mahonyand “Keep It 98 Plus 2” by RageAll information and links will be in our show notes on www.mouseandweens.comPlease follow and contact us via Instagram, Twitter, Facebook @mouseandweensBehind the scenes info on our private Facebook GroupYou can hear this episode ad-free on www.patreon.com/mouseandweens
57 minutes | 5 months ago
Teachers Back to School
E81 - After catching up with how our summer quarantine single-lives vs mom-lives are going, we jump into an insightful conversation with Jennifer Campbell Martin, a 20-year middle school teacher in Long Beach, California. We get an educator’s point of view of what going back to school might look like, and are interested to hear about what the plans might be. Virtual learning vs on-campus? Will kids wear masks? How will schools do class time and rotations? Where will they eat lunch? Are teachers as anxious as parents? There are so many factors to consider, so we break it all down bit by bit. This is a fun, lighthearted but poignant conversation that will get all the gears moving as we get closer to back-to-school. What to do?!This episode is sponsored by www.HomeschoolBuyersCo-op.orgSign up with referral code WEENS to get up to 90% off handpicked educational materials!Song Credit: “Robot Kids” by Julianne Eggold, guitar by Dan MahonyPodcast shoutout: Unpredictably UsAll information and links will be in our show notes on www.mouseandweens.comPlease follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook @mouseandweensBehind the scenes info on our private Facebook GroupYou can hear this episode ad-free on www.patreon.com/mouseandweens
43 minutes | 5 months ago
Your Brain On Facts with Moxie LaBouche
E80 - What do you get when you mix Game of Thrones, burlesque dancing, goat farming, a million facts, and a bolt of lightning? You get Moxie LaBouche, one of our most interesting guests yet! Jump in to learn about the genesis of her Your Brain on Facts podcast and newly released book by the same name, her advice for writing and podcast editing, and thoughts on George R.R. Martin, The Last Airbender, and other nerd culture. We get into the coolest discussions about spontaneous human combustion, well-traveled corpses, spotted hyena sex, and echolocation. Then after a deep dive into the stories of identical twins with psychic connections and secret twin languages, we learn about creepy death dolls, and parasitic twins having heads with two faces! You will fill up your brain and be as fascinated by Moxie as we were, someone who can even make mud interesting!Your Brain on Facts podcast, available on all podplayersBuy the book!Your Brain on Facts: Things You Didn’t Know, Things You Thought You Knew, and Things You Never Knew You Never Knew on www.YourBrainOnFacts.com/book at your local bookstore or on AmazonFollow Moxie onwww.YourBrainOnFacts.comInstagram & Facebook @yourbrainonfactsTwitter @brainonfactspodAll information and links will be in our show notes on www.mouseandweens.comPlease follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook @mouseandweensBehind the scenes info on our private Facebook GroupYou can hear this episode ad-free on www.patreon.com/mouseandweens
81 minutes | 6 months ago
Let's Talk About Race
E79 - We're sitting down with some friends to talk, listen, discuss and hear thoughts on racism, black lives matter, George Floyd, and what we can do in our lives and families to work toward a solution. Our guests in order of speaking are:(1) Ahmed Hassan, a long-time friend, landscape professional in northern California, best known for being the original host and co-creator of HGTV DIY Networks' Yard Crashers. You can find and follow him on www.ahmedhassan.tv(2) Angelo Moore, an LA artist, poet, musician best known as the lead singer of Fishbone. He is also Dr Madd Vibe with The Brand New Step, Project NFidelikah, and tours worldwide with Celebrating David Bowie. You can be a part of his amazingly creative, outlandish and thoughtful world by following his show on www.patreon.com/AngeloMoore(3) Marlene Bell is an educational change maker and entrepreneur. A UC Davis grad, she taught for 27 years, became a diversity trainer and union organizer for the California Teachers Association, then their Assistant Executive Director in charge of more than half of the state. She developed curriculum in algebra for underrepresented children and is proud of her father’s legacy as the first African American optometrist on the US west coast in 1939 and founder of VSP. Marlene is now retired, a property manager of her building in Oakland, and runs a walnut farm along with her husband. You can visit her website at www.bellranch.net(4) Michele Harper, an amazing force in the creative and healing spaces, worked her way up in the beauty, design, and fashion industries with iconic companies like Bergdorf Goodman, Sax Fifth Ave, Barneys New York. She is the first African American woman to be founder and director of an internationally acclaimed high fashion hosiery company ‘Look From London’ and now lives in LA and is a clinical hypnotherapist and aesthetician, working in sound and energy healing, reiki and color therapy. You can find Michele at www.breathefocushypnosis.com and usually somewhere in Angelo’s orbit because they are significant others!Information and a transcription of this episode can be found in our show notes on mouseandweens.com and the video version on our YouTube channel. We’d love your feedback so consider rating and reviewing us on Apple Podcasts or Podchaser. Also please share and tell your friends because that is the best way we can grow! Follow us on all the socials @mouseandweens where we have been posting donation sites and causes that we believe in. Our private Facebook group has behind the scenes photos and our Patreon has commercial-free episodes, full unedited episode videos, outtakes, swag, and more bonus content, so we hope you become part of the family and join us there!Music credits: “Wanna Be White (But I Can’t)” by Project NFidelikahUsed with permission from Angelo Moore, copyright Kobalt AWAL Digital Limited on behalf of Rat Pak Records; BMI - Broadcast Music Inc., ASCAP
50 minutes | 6 months ago
E78 - We remember chunks of early childhood stories, but is it all lore based on old photos? Who was this woman Dolores Raskob we used to call our godmother? How was she connected to the Empire State Building construction? Rockefellers? DuPonts? Astors? FDR? Is it true Joelle saved Julianne’s life? Why was Weens always crying in pictures? We go right to the horse’s mouth and call on our mom to clarify! And being sisters, we can’t help but battle to find out who was the favorite daughter. Listen, learn, and laugh with us...or at us!Promo: Assorted Goods podcastSong Credit: "Diamonds Don't Shine" by Julianne Eggold. Slide guitar Gabe Feenberg
49 minutes | 7 months ago
Things Are Getting Hairy
E77 – Well, Joelle’s well broke and we hear about the stress as she watches her property’s plants slowly die, a special kind of torture for a gardener! And Julianne catches us up on her frustrating hair moment and hasty Corona cut. We segue into talking about HAIR during quarantine and the special problems we are all facing – roots, greys, colors and cuts! We interview our good friend Carla Reynolds, a local hairdresser with some thoughts, tips, and tricks during this do-it-yourself time. Should we use boxed color? Try new colors while at home? How can we deal with these roots growing out? How are hairdressers feeling about going back to work? Trimming kids’ hair? After some more awful 90’s references (apparently we’re stuck), we pivot again into what is fondly called Culture Corner. We have two fun clips with Julianne’s friends: Matthew Stevens reads us a very hip poem of his, and Chris Osmundson gives us a book recommendation complete with character voices! Hear the grand finale song as Julianne sings us out with “The Magic Store” that you may remember from The Muppet Movie.Thank you all for listening and we hope you will consider supporting Meals on Wheels, providing food and well-checks for seniors in need.Promo: I Shake My HeadSpecial thanks to: Unpredictably Us podcast and patron Dana!Song Credit: “The Magic Store” cover by Julianne Eggold and Joelle Reluctant KohnMouseAndWeens.com | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube | Patreon VIP
60 minutes | 7 months ago
Ahmad Ahmed Hassan, HGTV Yard Crashers Host and Friend
E76 – Meet Ahmad ‘Ahmed’ Hassan, DIY Network’s original host of Yard Crashers. He and Julianne have been friends since they were teens in northern California, and you won’t believe what he originally thought of Weens! Ahmad, also spelled Ahmed for television, tells us about his rocky start and how he turned his life around and became educated in horticulture. We hear his path getting discovered by HGTV and DIY Network, ultimately hosting gardening and landscaping shows The Dirt On…, Blog Cabin, Turf War, and his signature Yard Crashers which inspired multiple spin offs! We get some inside scoop about the background of his career, of how the show worked behind the scenes, his public work as a celebrity spokesperson, and owning his own thriving landscaping business. Ahmad answers some listener gardening questions about grubs, succulents, eucalyptus, tight jeans!, and tells us about the quirky eco-friendly way he has been bathing lately! This dynamic man is a standup dad, friend, and family member with interesting thoughts on religion and being raised a black man in America. His passion for integrity and hard work is apparent, and we know you will enjoy listening and getting to know Ahmad Hassan!Video version available on YouTubeYou can follow Ahmad for articles, updates, events and to contact his Ahmad Hassan Landscape Services on* www.ahmedhassan.tv Website* @ahmedhassan4tv Instagram* @ahmadandahmed Twitter* @celebritylandscaper Facebook* @northerncalifornialandscaping FacebookPodcast Promo: Nerdy B*tchesLeave reviews for us & your favorite podcasts on Podchaser, the imdb of podcasts! For each review written, they will donate 25 cents to the Meals on Wheels COVID-19 Response Fund!Song Credit: “Love of My Friends” by Julianne Eggold, available on JulianneEggold.comMouseAndWeens.com | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube | Patreon Bonuses
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