On today's Round 4, we obsess about movie moms: Who do we identify with and admire? Who has that mom mojo that we'd like a little of? Mentioned: ET, the Harry Potter series, Almost Famous, and the Bad Moms series.
From a cold shower to calling the cable company, we complain about those frustrations that turn an ordinary day into a very annoying one.
On this week's entertainment-themed Round 2, both of our protagonists are solving mysteries as Zoey's powers glitch and Veronica takes on a case of the week. Neither episode seemed to have much point, but at least we get the song-and-dance numbers in Zoey. Mentioned: Veronica Mars Investigations podcast episode "Papa's Un-American Mars Bars." Next week: "Zoey's Extraordinary Girls' Night" (S2E10) and on Veronica Mars, "Debasement Tapes" (S3E17).
It's our version of the old TLC show "A Baby Story"! Your three podcasters have three very different birth and adoption stories, each with their challenges--but all with a happy ending. Listen for our tales of hives; hyperemesis; planes, trains, and automobiles; and Johnny Depp.
On Speed-Round Sunday, we share a mini episode from our past for your weekend listening pleasure.
We give a shout-out to all that need-to-do stuff waiting on us, and then stuff it back in our purses and inboxes for a little while longer.
On Second-Listen Saturday, we share moments from past episodes for your weekend listening pleasure.
We react, with predictable skepticism, to a preschool that won't let kids use the term "best friend." Plus, how social media is actually good for kids' friendships.
Want more? Listen to the rest of this May 2018 episode.
On this week’s Roundabout Roundup: Catherine is enjoying the latest Starbucks iced tea along with the current Earth Month game (designed to promote plant-based drinks). Nicole is indulging her online shopping habit by following Buzzfeed Shopping on Instagram. And Terri has a new bracelet with a message of encouragement.
Thanks as always to Jon Morin for our fun in-and-out music, which you hear on every episode.
This Buzzfeed article reminisced about things "kids today will never know" from the point of view of millennials. We see your "DVD menu on repeat" and raise you "staticky TV because the channel went off the air at midnight" and more old-timey stuff our kids don't get.
When the Huffington Post told us there were four things to do to avoid raising entitled kids, we had to push back (as is our way). What does entitlement really mean, anyway?
On Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist this week, Zoey turned 30 and chose among the three attractive men fighting for her affections. Now will she stick with him, or will the pendulum swing yet again? Next week: "Zoey's Extraordinary Mystery."
Over on Veronica Mars, Veronica wrapped up the mystery of who killed Dean O'Dell. So now we're left wondering what she'll do for the rest of season 3. Next: "Un-American Grafitti."
Join parenting and education writers Terri Mauro, Catherine Holecko, and Nicole Eredics for daily chats on parenting teens and young adults (and a little TV-watching too).