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The Inconceivable Podcast
48 minutes | Mar 3, 2021
S2 Finale - Legs Closed, Lips Sealed
After treading through the pandemic for the last year, the girls make the difficult decision to pause the podcast indefinitely—but not before leaving you with a recap of some of the most important takeaways from the last two seasons. Please know we are always here for you! Our social media accounts and private FB group will remain active, and all of our episodes will continue to be available for streaming!
67 minutes | Mar 3, 2021
S2 E11 - Infertility Carousel
Erica helps Christa mull over decisions regarding her next round of IVF, and the girls share feelings of PTSD that still exist after having children. Then they switch gears to discuss the mind-blowing news of the oldest embryo to result in a baby, before moving on to Lena Dunham’s at-times-bizarre essay on infertility for Harper’s Magazine.
57 minutes | Nov 23, 2020
S2 E10 - A Gully and a Fortnight
Christa is in the midst of a detox after a lethal glass of wine, while Erica is still reminiscing about the neighborhood compliments of her outdoor Halloween decor. Then the girls travel back in time to discuss infertility in the 1500s through the lens of Catherine of Aragon. Needless to say, this episode earns its own special place in history with an ending fit for King Henry VIII. Now pass the crumpets, sip your tea and enjoy!
45 minutes | Nov 9, 2020
S2 E9 - Savior Siblings
Erica and her hubby reminisce about her campfire pee, while Christa regrets a prank she pulled back in the day. Both ladies celebrate their anniversaries in different ways – Erica with footlong garlic bread, and Christa with total embarrassment over being a messy bride. Then it is on to the topic of using IVF to have a “Savior Sibling,” a child born to save the life of an older sibling.
40 minutes | Oct 26, 2020
S2 E8 - Church Pew Bar Stool
This episode kicks off with a conversation about clip-in bangs. Erica’s not-so-recent purchase of a succulent puzzle is incredibly underwhelming, while Christa recalls being hoodwinked into eating a spoonful of wasabi. Then IN THE NEWS is coming in hot with country artist J.D. Shelburne and wife Amy Jo’s infertility story.
36 minutes | Oct 12, 2020
S2 E7 - Queen Chrissy
With October being Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month, the girls cover the recent and incredibly heartbreaking loss suffered by Chrissy Teigen and husband John Legend.
55 minutes | Sep 28, 2020
S2 E6 - John Herbie Hancock
Erica dwells on the missed opportunity when using the most epic pop culture reference of all time. Irrational fears are back with a clenched fist and a vengeance. Christa fills us in on a recent visit with her RE and what it means for her future decisions regarding doing IVF again. Then the girls commiserate on the heaviness of 2020 and the toll it has taken on their mental health. After filling you in on minor formatting changes, the focus is on In The News as we discuss Jenna Bush Hager admitting feelings of survivor’s guilt over her most recent pregnancy.
71 minutes | Aug 10, 2020
S2 E5 - Finger Lickin'
Christa is replaced with guest cohost Lara Croft, complete with cargo pants and side braid. A night of bad weather has the girls twisted, and Erica takes a rare outing only to witness the ultimate Karen situation. Then the girls share the aspirations they put on hold (thanks, infertility!) to pursue their dreams of motherhood.
77 minutes | Jul 6, 2020
S2 E4 - Egg Freezing Eggstravaganza
After filling us in on all the sordid details of their lives, including Erica’s recent visit to the hospital and Christa’s embryo storage fee, the girls dive in to the topic of egg freezing. The conversation ranges from “eggcations” with friends to celebs who have decided to go through the process.
96 minutes | Jun 22, 2020
S2 E3 - Cock Sock
The girls continue to pod from separate quarantine locations. Erica is embarrassed about a recent trip to the Target parking lot, and Christa has an epic brain fart that results in a flood. Then it is on to discussing the true definition of secondary infertility. Erica offers an update on how the ongoing blood pressure issue is impacting her pregnancy and the measures she is taking to keep it at bay (less salt…more sugar!). The ladies discuss a Twitter thread that offers new names for your self-cleaning oven before the podcast’s very own self-proclaimed Queen of Clean, Christa, offers up 5 ways to green your life for good that are (hopefully) non-intimidating and easy to do! Be sure to go out to the TIP website for a full list of articles and products mentioned.
51 minutes | Jun 8, 2020
S2 E2 - Magic Beans
Erica is still reeling from a vicious fall, leading the girls to discuss the dangers of UGGs. Christa catches us up on The Real Housewives and how she misses the coffee at Erica’s house. They commiserate over the growing intensity of quarantine and plans for making sure they are together during the next pandemic. Then, the impact of the coronavirus on the infertility community is discussed.
63 minutes | May 25, 2020
S2 E1 - Just Like Cindy
After a 5-month hiatus, the girls are BACK! Podcasting in the midst of an unexpected quarantine, this episode is all about catching peeps up on what has transpired since the end of Season 1. Erica fills us in on a skincare routine gone horribly wrong, the outcome of her very last IVF transfer and a heartfelt loss. After years of infertility and giving birth in November, Christa shares the unexpected twists and turns that occurred during her first few months of motherhood, and as expected…nothing went as planned! *Christa’s birth story is not included and will be featured in a future Minnesode so it can be skipped should your heart not be in a place to listen.
48 minutes | Dec 16, 2019
The holidays can feel like the apocalypse when you are in the midst of infertility, so the girls have put together the ultimate holiday survival guide! The girls get things shaking with jingle bells (literally) and their master tips for getting through the holiday season, complete with drink recipes and recommendations for what to put in your survival kit (AKA poncho pockets or purse). Get your bear spray out, grab your passport and take notes!
81 minutes | Dec 2, 2019
20 - FINALE
The final episode of Season 1 kicks off with “Have You Evers” sent in by our loyal listeners. Then we celebrate the season with more irrational fears, revisiting the podcast highlights and answering your questions! We want to thank all of you for a memorable first season! We will be back for Season 2 before you know it!
13 minutes | Nov 25, 2019
Minnesode 3 - Gobble Gobble Gravy
The holidays can suck when you are struggling with infertility. Have no fear! Erica and Christa are here with an epic pep talk and some bright ideas to get you through Thanksgiving! The ideas include having a canned-as-cranberries answer for what you are thankful for, pouring gravy on everything, indulging in some Black Friday retail therapy and focusing on the holidays with the corny holiday movie schedules and decorating.
67 minutes | Nov 18, 2019
19 - Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness
In the midst of battling a cold, Christa brings her sexy voice to the table. Erica's debut into the Minnesota socialite scene has the girls agreeing she is a shoo-in for the Real Housewives of Minnesota (just waiting on you, Andy!). Then the topic of pregnancy and infant loss is covered, including: the types of loss, supporting someone experiencing loss, and resources for going through loss.
60 minutes | Nov 4, 2019
18 - Accessorary
The chairs at the local dance studio have the ladies giggling over being witness to others’ embarrassing moments and confused about whether they should intervene. Trouble brews in Edina for Christa with a parking altercation outside the chiropractor’s office. Erica smooths things over by gifting Christa a pineapple present worth its weight in Halloween candy. Erica regrets a recent booty-shaking social media post when it lands next to a conversation regarding a candidate worthy of the Nobel Peace Prize. Christa’s basement project has become a disaster of epic proportions, and she blames her cowlneck sweater as the reason for being called “ma’am”. Then the girls chat about PCOS, drawing from Erica’s personal experience and Christa’s usual abundance of research.
66 minutes | Oct 21, 2019
17 - Playground Cult
Christa is a ballerina with her hair slicked back, Erica is aging backward thanks to a recent impulse purchase from Amazon, and Pineapple Studios is in a state of organized chaos. The girls push past the madness to share their odd experiences buying and selling on Facebook before getting an update on Erica’s ongoing quest for motivation. Then it’s on to a topic more basic than Ugg boots, leggings and pumpkin-spiced everything—where to start when trying to conceive!
88 minutes | Oct 7, 2019
16 - My Husband's Hamster
Join the girls and their second guest, Erica’s dear friend Katie. Katie kicks things off with a “have you ever” before they all share in what they love about the fall season. After that, it’s all about Katie, who shares her story, which includes years of infertility, multiple rounds of IUIs and IVF, and the role religion can play in making the tough decision to pursue fertility treatments.
66 minutes | Sep 23, 2019
15 - Mittelschmerz
Erica uses her fake credentials to make an interesting self-diagnosis, and Christa realizes one of her purchases from Goodwill is rather deceiving. The girls mull over Erica’s new haircut and state fair experience (she got the cob of corn this year!) before shifting gears to Christa’s three-hour glucose test. Another Mother Mary story weaves its way into the mix, this time with her irresponsible decision to get tattooed eyeliner. Then it’s all about the physical, emotional and financial strains infertility can take on relationships before rounding out the episode with a random conversation around football draft day.
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