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Not Just Sleeping In
49 minutes | Jul 28, 2021
Lone Wolf (and Cub)
Lee and Tyger talk about childfree heroes who find themselves in parental roles and the impact this sort of representation has.
40 minutes | Jul 6, 2021
We're (Not) Sick
We're actually back! Tyger and Lee recount their recent exploits that have kept them from recording, and more importantly, chat about how CF people are often pathologiezed.When people find out about our choice to be childfree, there is a tendency to treat it as dysfunctional, abnormal, or borne from trauma. How do we counter these assumptions? Why are we pathologized in the first place?
54 minutes | Jun 15, 2021
Working (Apart) Relationships
Tyger and Lee are no strangers to work taking them away from their respective partners. A life of travel and adventure can be great fun, and it's the reason many of us are Childfree, but it comes with its downsides as well.
3 minutes | Apr 22, 2021
Mini-Update: Life is Crazy (Even without Kids)
Lee explains where the heck we've been. We still love you, and we can't wait to get back up.
39 minutes | Mar 23, 2021
The (Long Awaited) Poop Episode
Pooping. Everybody does it. Parents spend a lot of time talking diapers and shit, but what about the fecal trials and tribulations of the rest of us? Poop belongs to everyone!
33 minutes | Mar 16, 2021
The University of Washington published a study in The Lancet covering global birth rates since the start of the pandemic. And guess what? People aren’t having babies in the middle of a global crisis. This, coupled with a trend toward declining global fertility, leads to some big questions for humanity as a whole. But also, media outlets are being SOOOOO dramatic about it.
45 minutes | Mar 9, 2021
Pietà Party (Of One)
Recently a tweet by art Historian Dr. Katherine Schofield made the rounds on Twitter where she stated “You don’t get Michelangelo’s Pieta until you have a child, and then you can’t bear to look at it.” She was roundly dragged for her bad take and the responses and comments are priceless. Most point out the Michelangelo had no children and likely gay. At the heart of her argument is something CF people have been actively or passively subjected to for a long time: The idea that a parent’s love for a child is the supreme expression of love between humans and CF people will never be able to comprehend this emotion without experiencing it. Lee and Tyger explain why this is dumb.
36 minutes | Mar 2, 2021
Much of spiritual discourse has to do with father- and mother-figures, patriarchy, matriarchy, and family systems. Even a lot of casual atheist discussion is about what kids should and shouldn’t be exposed to in school or how morality should be taught to The Youths. So how can you soothe your soul and find a spiritual path (or not!) as a childfree person?
35 minutes | Feb 23, 2021
(You don't need to) Explain Yourself!
Telling others you're childfree or bringing it up in casual conversations often triggers a barrage of invasive and unwanted questions. What do we actually owe other people? Lee and Tyger try to answer this question.
33 minutes | Feb 16, 2021
The (Racist/Sexist/Classist/Ablelist) Idiocracy Problem
A common check off the old CF bingo card is the "Idiocracy Problem," in which people think that more of "the right type of people" should be having children. Tyger and Lee do a deep dive into why this is such a deeply disturbing belief.
63 minutes | Feb 9, 2021
Tyger and Lee talk television. Childfree characters are few, far between, and fall into only a small number of less than flattering categories. Here's the Lindsay Pugh essay we reference: https://www.womaninrevolt.com/televisions-representation-of-childfree-women-sucks/
66 minutes | Feb 2, 2021
Oh the (Childhood) Horror
Regardless of external factors, childhood is grueling gauntlet. Tyger and Lee talk about coming to terms with how awful childhood is, the way its romanticized, and how great it is to be a childfree adult.
54 minutes | Jan 26, 2021
No, this isn't another COVID episode - Lee is a massive X-Men fan! We talk legacy, lineage, and coming to terms with some of life's biggest questions without progeny. Once again, this was recorded on the day Tyger forgot to check her mic settings, so bear with the audio quality!
49 minutes | Jan 19, 2021
Mission (Birth) Control
Since we don’t want offspring, we have to prevent it. Just as every body is different, every CF person’s preferred method of pregnancy prevention is varied. We talk a little bit about our experiences in this arena.Fun fact: Tyger forgot to check her mic settings, so the sound this week is a little weird. Thanks for bearing with us!
48 minutes | Jan 12, 2021
What to Expect (When They're Expecting)
The dreaded baby announcement brunch and subsequent baby festivals are some of the most uncomfortable CF social situations to navigate. Tyger and Lee talk about their responses to friends' baby announcements, and the accompanying mourning period.
58 minutes | Jan 5, 2021
(Don't Call Them) Furbabies!
Many folks choosing to live Child Free also have deep connections to their domesticated pets, some even refer to them as their “children” or “babies.” For every proud CF person in a “Cat Mom” tee-shirt, there’s plenty that don’t have any pets at all. How does pet ownership factor into a Child Free life?
58 minutes | Dec 22, 2020
The (Nondenominational) Holiday Extravaganza!
Tyger and Lee talk about the highs and lows of of navigating the holidays while childfree.
36 minutes | Dec 15, 2020
There’s a big overlap in the CF community and the queer community, and the former has a lot to learn about finding your tribe from the latter.
42 minutes | Dec 8, 2020
(Are We) Village People?
If it takes a village to raise a child, where do we fit in? Tyger and Lee discuss how they fit into their communities, families, and friend groups and where they see their responsiblities toward future generations.
42 minutes | Dec 1, 2020
The (Dad) Bod
The ubiquity of parenthood at the center of culture has conflated a lot of body changes that occur as we age with parenthood, mostly because of the stage of life when parenthood occurs for most people. Turns out some of these changes occur for people even when they don’t have children and we don’t talk about it.
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