Mouse and Weens

Nov 21 2020 45 mins 28

Hollywood vs Housewife sisters fascinated by how people think. A fun conversational podcast with heart. With interviews & stories, we cover relationships, sex, music, film biz, family, parenting. Our goal is to put laughter & joy back into the world!





Muppets, Gilman, Green Day, East Bay Punk, Tattoos
Nov 21 2020 58 mins  
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!


When is Horror Okay for Kids?
Nov 13 2020 55 mins  
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!



Actor W. Earl Brown: Deadwood, Bloodworth, Country & More - Part 2
Oct 29 2020 81 mins  
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!


Actor W. Earl Brown: Scream, Deadwood and More - Pt 1
Oct 26 2020 72 mins  
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!












Part 2 Alison Arngrim: Nellie Oleson of Little House on the Prairie
Aug 15 2020 47 mins  
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!



Nellie Oleson! Little House on the Prairie’s Alison Arngrim Pt.1
Aug 06 2020 47 mins  
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


Police On Police
Jul 31 2020 59 mins  
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!


Should I Homeschool?
Jul 22 2020 37 mins  
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


Going Crazy, Near Death, Comedy & Celebrities
Jul 18 2020 53 mins  
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 [email protected] on Instagram | www.MealsOnWheelsAmerica.org | [email protected] 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




Your Brain On Facts with Moxie LaBouche
Jul 01 2020 43 mins  
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


Let's Talk About Race
Jun 11 2020 81 mins  
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





Things Are Getting Hairy
May 09 2020 49 mins  
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


Ahmad Ahmed Hassan, HGTV Yard Crashers Host and Friend
Apr 24 2020 59 mins  
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


Sanity Checklist with Laura Haver
Apr 14 2020 53 mins  
E75 – Meet Laura Haver, a life coach, writer and athlete. As a mom herself, and the creative playful talent behind Chasing Havers, she gives us practical advice on getting through these homebound, tumultuous times. We talk about distractions, mental overwhelm, and meltdowns, and learn how we can get back on the happiness track with some straightforward steps. Find out about her sanity checklist and daily hacks to help organize our chaotic lives. And take part in her fun challenge called #WeWriteTheStory2020 which through games and play, creates connection and mental shifts toward happiness. Whether you’re a parent like Mouse looking for support and structure, or feeling indecisive like Weens with interests or career, you can use what Laura offers to get you centered and onto that path forward. We’re excited for you to hear this episode and to spread positivity. It is contagious!* Video version of this episode on YouTube* @chasinghavers on Instagram with #WeWriteTheStory2020 to show your daily fun and games during this time!* www.chasinghavers.com for articles, games, coaching. Sign up on Laura’s site for a free sanity checklist and discovery call. Special for listeners! Contact Laura and apply to beta-test exclusive games for her upcoming book!* Take the personality strengths quiz at www.viacharacter.org* Leave 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!Podcast Promo: Mama Never Told Us!Song Credit: “Love of My Friends” by Julianne Eggold, available on JulianneEggold.comMouseAndWeens.com | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Patreon Bonuses


Patti Negri: Hollywood Psychic-Medium and Good Witch
Apr 03 2020 55 mins  
E74 – We celebrate Mouse and mom’s birthday by going to the Hollywood hills to visit a good witch, Patti Negri, author and psychic medium to the stars…and to us! Patti shares her personal journey of how she learned to embrace her gifts of communicating with the dead from a very early age. She reveals some spiritual encounters on tv shows clearing ghosts from famous houses, channeling celebrities like Michael Jackson, and conjuring serial killers like that of the Black Dahlia. Then we get down and dirty with our own personal tarot readings and contacting our dead loved ones. Mouse gets a special bathtub spell to connect to her inner child, Weens discovers that her new love is waiting in a corner, and mom talks to her mother who reveals something very personal and vulnerable. Patti facilitates some very spooky-cool and extremely insightful connections to ourselves and to our loved ones who have passed on. And at the end of the episode Mouse gets unsettling news regarding our dead father and the lies that were told. Where will we go from here? Patti gives some great tips on how to tap into your own psychic abilities, how to deal with imbalance and stress, and how to work toward happiness, all outlined in her book Old World Magick for the Modern World. Come on this journey with us as Patti lifts the veil between the world of the living and the world of the dead, and allows us all to peek in. You will be on the edge of your seat!* Follow and schedule Patti: www.pattinegri.com* Purchase the book: Old World Magick for the Modern World: Tips, Tricks, and Techniques to Balance, Empower, and Create a Life You Love.Podcast Promo: Naptime NancySong Credit: “Bad Mama (Good Witch)” by Julianne EggoldMouseAndWeens.com | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Behind the Scenes | Unedited Episode




Fool Me Twice with Jules Hannaford
Mar 09 2020 49 mins  
E72 – Imagine falling in love on a dating website, becoming involved in a long-distance relationship, and after finally meeting face to face, realizing that you have been catfished by a criminal and are in serious danger? This happened to teacher, author, and podcaster Jules Hannaford. After escaping, she documented this harrowing true crime story with a book and a successful 9-episode podcast called "Fool Me Twice". We sit down with Jules to find out more in-depth details about her incredible story, learning some exclusive new details of her case never released before! We talk about her feelings around this relationship while she was at the height of it and what happened in the aftermath. Find out why Jules, later burdened with shame, chose to share her story, and learn some important takeaways on how to avoid romance scams and what to do if you find yourself in too deep with a con artist, scammer, or catfisher. We are proud to help deliver this story and to call Jules a friend. Please visit her website to support all her endeavors and join our Facebook Group for more behind the scenes discussions. Thank you!* Jules Hannaford's podcast and book "Fool Me Twice" on www.foolmetwicepod.com* You can also find Jules hosting "Hong Kong Confidential" wherever you listen to podcasts* Video version of this episode on YouTubeSong Credit: “Chocolate Eyes” acoustic, written by Julianne Eggold, performed by Dan MahonyMouseAndWeens.com | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Behind the Scenes | Patreon Bonus Episodes







Sex Surrogate Partner Therapy with Paul Shaw
Feb 09 2020 47 mins  
E69 – Julianne meets Paul Shaw and discusses his fascinating life as an intimacy coach and surrogate partner for those needing to work through overcoming sexual barriers. He is a former born again Christian, but now gives people physical sessions for their intimate issues, their empowerment, and their self-love. Hear stories about clients with disabilities that he has worked with, and what he has to say about human sexuality, psychology, relationships, and healing. This is a powerful episode in which we learn about sex and anatomy, with one of Paul’s goals being to teach men, women, and couples how to communicate and have better more meaningful sex.At A Glance:1:00 – Introduction4:30 – Definition of sex surrogate partner7:00 – His background14:00 – Clientele22:00 – In your head, into your body (pro tip #1)25:30 – Insecurities, being in the moment (pro tip #2)28:00 – Religion & purpose29:30 – Exploring (pro tip #3)30:00 – Vulva v. vagina (pro tip #4)30:15 – Tantric sex32:00 – G-spot, labia33:15 – Labiaplasty, porn35:30 – Orgasm, patriarchy36:45 – Classes for men38:15 – Intimacy coaching, trauma41:00 – Touch and somatic therapy43:30 – Settling down, girlfriend44:30 – ConclusionSong credit: “Love Is A Mess” by Julianne EggoldPaul Shaw: www.surrogatepartner.carePart 2 of this Episode on Patreon.com/mouseandweensWebsite | Email | Gear | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Behind the Scenes


Family of Fine-Tuned Females
Jan 24 2020 45 mins  
E68 – Today is a little indulgent as we talk about singing talent within our family. What can I say? A proud mom, an auntie, and a grandma are all involved! You’ll hear Charlotte’s sweet little voice singing James Taylor, and a conversation with our mom, Joyce Carter, on how she came to be a music major with a full scholarship to the University of Arizona. Find out our connections with Linda Ronstadt and Bing Crosby, and hear our grandparents’ WWII love story! We finish by discussing parenting with takeaways for me to connect my kids to nature and to spend more quality time with them nurturing their talents and gifts.At A Glance:0:00-4:30 Los Angeles vs San Diego, back to work at The Rookie4:30-6:02 Lexicon of sixties, fashion of twenties7:05-10:01 Snowbirds, horses, theater camp, tucking kids in at night10:01-11:57 Charlotte singing, Weens wants to momageer11:57-13:14 Kids personalities, nature vs nurture, shyness13:14-15:39 Interview with Mom: musical family in the 1950s15:39-19:00 Childhood in Texas, church choir, in family quartet19:00-23:05 Tucson Arizona All State Choir, University of Arizona scholarship life23:05-26:36 The Linda Ronstadt story. Did mom miss fame by staying in school and having babies?26:36-29:02 How to get a shy child comfortable singing29:02-33:11 Grandma’s and Grandpa’s WWII love story33:11-37:36 The Bing Crosby story37:36-43:11 Parenting in digital age, back to nature, quality time, nurture talent43:11-45:17 Conclusion and Charlotte singing James TaylorPodcast Promo: Boobies & NoobiesSong credit: “Fire and Rain” cover by Charlotte KohnContact, support & join Mouse and WeensWebsite | Email | Patreon Bonuses | Gear | Instagram | Facebook | Behind the Scenes


Well Good Morning!
Jan 13 2020 50 mins  
E67 – Hop on the 2020 sister train and follow our thoughts as we talk through Mouse’s suburban optimism and Weens’ city pessimism, while discussing traffic, Mr. Rogers, true crime, and the homeless. Our eyes were opened by Julianne’s interview with a Los Angeles Police Department officer, who had a lot of information and thoughtful perspectives on the homeless problem in LA and the day to day issues that the LAPD deals with. Then we have some parenting discussions about Mouse’s boys about male role models, teasing and gender jokes, internet safety, and sexual health. Fun fact: did you know Joelle was a sex educator in college and was on the news talking about HPV? Now, don’t be fooled by the heavy topics. This episode is laden with ridiculousness and funny stories. Look out for brisk red sweaters, bearded ice skaters, drunk tarot card readers, caped rollerskaters in g-strings, condom banana totems, and a guy named Rare. Come hang out with us and be part of the fam! Visit Patreon for bonus funny outtakes from this episode!At A Glance:0:00-1:49 Donate to homeless a/o trafficked youth CovenantHouseCalifornia.org1:49-5:48 Catching up, LA, freeway, red sweaters5:48-9:33 True crime, optimism, Dirty John9:36-15:43 Skating stories15:43-21:13 Fascinating people on the street21:13-26:51 Trying to help homeless27:12-38:33 Interview with LAPD about homeless38:33-41:33 Weekend recap, Marc Maron, Black Crystal Wolf Kids41:33-44:24 Raising boys, role models, internet safety44:24-48:00 Sex educationThanks to our podcast pals: Best Forevers, Fataliteas, Cult of Domesticity, Not A Safe Space, Quick and Dirty Romance, Her American Story, Couples Talking Couples, Feminists Without MystiqueSong credit: “Beautiful Girl” by Julianne Eggold available on www.julianneeggold.com/art-of-freelanceContact, support & join Mouse and WeensWebsite | Email | Patreon Bonuses | Gear | Instagram | Facebook | Behind the Scenes










Girls Trips, Moms Nights Out, Female Friendships
Oct 25 2019 55 mins  
E62 – Mouse recaps her girls’ trip wine tasting in Mexico with friends but feels guilty being gone three weekends in a row. Meet Joelle’s friends and find out if her husband is really okay with all this time away or resentful? Are the kids feeling abandoned thinking mom is selfish? How do you take female friends from acquaintances to besties and how do you keep those friendships going over the years? We go over reasons why we need our mom’s nights out and the science behind having girlfriends. We will post study references in our Show Notes. Hear the statistics on how much moms really work and how much free time they have to themselves. No wonder we need our time away! Then we read a controversial article about why some mothers don’t want girl time. Is it healthier to focus more on your husband or is it codependency? Joelle feels judged by this “blessed” woman who shoulds her, but maybe it’s insecurity and she needs to hear it? Weens does a great job giving advice as a non-mom and talks kids’ independence, giving up some control, and raises the future question of how much you should talk dirty in front of your kids. This is a good one for all of us striving to get balance with parenting anxiety. Please take a listen and rate/review on Apple Podcasts to let us know what you think! Thank you!Song credit: “The Mouse and Weens Thank You Song” by Julianne Eggold and Joelle KohnVideo of this episode on www.mouseandweens.com and YouTubeNew! We are on Patreon! Please become a member and receive special content.Write or call in at 858-206-9971 or [email protected] We would love your input!Facebook Group| Facebook Page | Instagram | Twitter | Ko-Fi | Patreon



LA Werk It Weekend, Stump Dan, Stunts and Special FX
Oct 14 2019 51 mins  
E61 – Come play! We break down our weekend in downtown LA at the historic Ace Hotel’s Werk It women’s podcasting conference. Hear our lecture takeaways and highlights scootering in skirts, meeting famous podcaster Georgia Hardstark of My Favorite Murder, and hanging with Dessa, well-known rapper, author, and TED Talk lecturer at the closing party. She went deep with us into the neuroscience behind love and we talk a little bit about both of our relationship obsessions. Then we come back to Julianne’s cottage and have a jam session with Dan Mahony, playing the game Stump Dan the Guitar Man. He is so good! See if he gets stumped by Lizzo, Afroman, Coldplay, or Queens of the Stone Age, and watch the rest of the performance on our Facebook Live video in our FB Group. We take a turn into the behind the scenes of tv and film as Weens talks about her dream of working in stunts. What is her connection with the Sega Fighting Vipers commercial and main character design? Should she take a stunt driving course? What did she do in The Rookie’s Season 2 trailer? Hear her interview with Special Effects coordinator Bob Calvert and one of his craziest memories working with Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny on The X-Files. And find out where on the risk-taking scale Mouse is these days.Podcast Promo: Nerdy B*tchesGuitarist Dan Mahony: SoundcloudJulianne & Dan Collaboration Album: www.julianneeggold.com/art-of-freelanceNew! We are on Patreon! Please become a member and receive special content.Write or call in at 858-206-9971 or [email protected] We would love your input!Facebook Group| Facebook Page | Instagram | Twitter | Ko-FiSong credit: “Close to Weens” by Dan Mahony and Julianne Eggold






































































Hollywood, Fortnite, Breastfeeding
Aug 15 2018 49 mins  
E26 – Friday Happy Hour and so much laughing! We talk wildfires in So Cal and the Paradox of Choice. Are too many choices causing anxiety and depression? We discuss Hollywood and whether its sordid reputation is deserved. Mouse’s wine kicks in and after a smoky laughing jag, take a guess who is Merle Haggard and who is Sideshow Bob. Weens runs into Craig Robinson on the set of Dolemite Is My Name and she explains their connection through music. We talk about women getting stuck in awkward overnight situations and playing possum. Mouse laments the Summer of Fortnite but finds some balance with her latest project with the kids – filming a homemade cop movie! And we report that Mouse’s daughter is still obsessed with The Greatest Showman. We delve into cleavage and boobs, which somehow leads to a White Grandpa Rap. Our relationships with our grandparents is brought up, as is nose-picking, Neti Pots, and other gross body issues. Nipples are a part of the body, Weens wonders if it was a turn-on to breastfeed, and Mouse explains what it feels like. We talk nursing, breast milk, formula, feeding, and sleeping. Hear the hit song Hot Milk by Weens as Mouse rationalizes feeding choices and light sleeping habits. We close it out with some sick laughter that may or may not have created a small tinkle in Mouse’s undies.Please join our social media, especially our Facebook group where we posted all of the photos from the Trader Joe’s episode. Support? http://ko-fi.com/mouseandweens to buy us a $3 coffee. Thanks friends!


Trader Joes Tragedy, Body Image, Caveman Theories, Lean In
Aug 03 2018 42 mins  
E25 – More deep thoughts. In this episode we discuss the Silver Lake hostage situation at the Trader Joes down the street from Weens' house in Los Angeles. She describes the scene of helicopters, emergency vehicles, camera crews, journalists, cops, SWAT, and the mayor, and laments our detachment watching real life situations unfold on screen. Mouse wonders if it felt like Weens was at work, on the set of a cop show. But the reality and the thought of these victims having PTSD from this tragedy gets us talking about trauma and how it can change brain circuitry, resulting in all sorts of physical manifestations including rage and issues with food. We discuss therapy, body image issues, and bikinis on the beach. Why do women worry about bodies so much and men tend not to? Mouse gets into her caveman theories and how they relate to diet (are we evolving to be vegetarians?), dating, and mean girls. Is it evolution that has brought about gender and sexuality differences? Will we see women in power as we witness more marches and the fight for salary equality? Is this the cycling of history as at the turn of the century and again in the 60's? Mouse talks about Sheryl Sandberg's book "Lean In" and how she's trying to apply it to raise a strong daughter. We talk about siblings and their role in families – first born, middle child, and the baby. What were Mouse and Weens like as little kids and why? And then we close it out by realizing that Weens, a boiling frog, needs a well-aerated plug!Like? Please rate, review, and subscribe. Follow us on social media at Mouse And Weens. And please join our Facebook community. We would love to hear from you!Really like us? You can buy us a coffee on ko-fi.com/mouseandweens We WILL love you forever! XOXO


Platonic Friends, Good Cop Bad Cop, Ball Questions, and Bachata
Jul 14 2018 38 mins  
E24 – There is a heat wave and it hit 116 degrees in Burbank and thunderstorms in arid San Diego. Is global warming really a hoax? Weens tells a story of her lost cat out in the Joshua Tree desert and mom’s Lawrence of Arabia search with her friend Blake. We discuss whether or not men and women can truly be platonic friends. Weens says yes, once any relationship or flirting is out of the system, which backs up Mouse’s hypothesis that the scales of attraction are always tipped one way or another at some point. What do you think? We then get into inside joke talk and you’ll hear about “All Red” and “Popcorn Balls”. It’s so hard to describe what makes an inside joke funny. Speaking of balls, we have many ball questions – How do they sit? For a visual, Mouse suggests the first episode of the Sarah Silverman show “I Love You, America”, complete with nudists and full frontal, breaking down the barriers of our hangup with bodies. Do guys adjust balls or penis? Which filmmaker explained to Weens and a famous puppeteer what bat wings are? Naturally, testicle Q and A transitions into parenting and who between Mouse and her husband is the rule enforcer during the long summer. One is the good cop, and one is the bad cop. We talk about the Mr. Rogers documentary movie “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”. Weens gives her review, talks about the rare scene she witnessed in the movie theater, and we get into the lessons learned. Lastly, Weens interviews her childhood friend Jennifer who is visiting her in LA. Jen gets onto the subject of her favorite latin dance from the Dominican Republic, the Bachata, and we learn what it means with its moves, lyrics, and style, even “hearing” it danced! We hope you enjoy! Please consider supporting by buying us a coffee at ko-fi.com/mouseandweens



















































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