A Non Mom Happy Hour

A Non Mom Happy Hour

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Celebrating real ass, human women whether they use their baby box or not.


Special Crossover Episode: Kelly on Boobies & Noobies
Nov 12, 2019 • 95 min
This week’s special feature is, we think, a delightful and fun time with our own Kelly Nerdzilla Mendenhall and “The Other Kelly,” Kelly Reynolds of Boobies & Noobies. Kelly and Kelly both read the romance novel Calling It by Jen Doyle. After a quick…
Special Release: Women Conquer Business Crossover
Oct 21, 2019 • 95 min
As you know, the podcast is on a bit of a hiatus until the New Year because of Kelly’s big time neurosurgery. But we promised we would be posting some special episodes and collaborations. First up is an episode of Women Conquer Business with Jen…
Librarians on Horseback in Eastern Kentucky
Oct 6, 2019 • 57 min
A special announcement: This week’s episode is bittersweet as it will be our last, fresh episode until the New Year. Due to many variables, including Kelly’s need to focus on healing after her next surgery, the podcast will be on hiatus.⁣⁣ It wasn’t an…
Everybody Ask Win!
Sep 22, 2019 • 66 min
**IMPORTANT NEWS BULLETIN** PODCOIN IS GOING UNDER AND WILL NO LONGER WORK AS OF SEPTEMBER 24. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO SUBSCRIBE TO US ON ANOTHER PLATFORM SUCH AS: Apple PodcastsPodbeanRadio PublicSpotifyStitcher This week Kelly and Debbie Jo got to hang out…
Play Ball!
Sep 16, 2019 • 64 min
This week’s episode is a hoot! To keep things interesting Debbie Jo shares again (who needs rules anyway amiright) all about America’s favorite pastime, baseball! The story of Jackie Mitchell is full of controversy, mystery, + badassery. The 17 year old…
Corrections Quadrants & The Destroyer of Men’s Souls
Sep 8, 2019 • 70 min
We’re coming to you this week with our first ever Corrections Quadrant! A new (and hopefully lasting) listener and friend wrote to us in response to our episode last episode and the use of the term “Gypsy” and she offered us some education on Roma…
Toni Morrison and Frustrating Audio Kerfuffles
Aug 25, 2019 • 62 min
It’s been a bit of a hot mess express over here at the Non Mom Happy Hour Virtual Recording Studio the past two weeks. We are going through some growing pains with Squadcast.fm v2.0. We are doing are best to work with the support team at Squadcast.fm and…
Neurosurgery, Plumbing Disasters, and Meditation
Aug 11, 2019 • 96 min
For you, it’s only been two weeks since we recorded and released an episode. For the Non Moms, it has been four weeks. Time is so weird. Our producer has an official pseudonym. You can follow him on Instagram as @Wade.Freeman. Do it. Give him production…
Suffragists, Communists, & Space Walkers
Jul 28, 2019 • 79 min
Ok, ok, so… yes, Debbie Jo said like a dozen times on our last episode that we were going to do an Area 51-themed episode since it would be our 51st. However, Kelly had major brain fog and this episode was recorded the day before her major neurological…
Conspiracies + Productivity Hacks
Jul 21, 2019 • 91 min
Hey hey friends! Lil bit of a curveball for ya today. Rather than sharing research we are sharing some lessons we’ve learned in business + in life over the past several years. Naturally we begin the episode with some hilarity. We chat about conspiracy…
Blitzkriegs and Radical Comedy
Jul 15, 2019 • 76 min
(It’s our producer’s fault that this episode is late because he procrastinated. He will henceforth be known as the King of Procrastination Nation.) This is our last episode before Kelly’s big surgery! Kelly goes for spinal fusion on July 18th and becomes…
Happy Podiversary, Year One!
Jul 8, 2019 • 93 min
Happy one-year podiversary, listeners! Thank you so much for being here with the Non Moms for a whole year of episodes. We are honored to be allowed in your earholes every week. Real talk. New hashtag: #DontLetKellyGoBankrupt Please consider buying her…
Brain Tumors & The Wild West
Jun 30, 2019 • 86 min
Y’all know what time it is! Do you know that next weekend marks 1 year of A Non Mom Happy Hour?! We’ll have to think of some special way to celebrate and honor that anniversary with you all. This week Kelly kicks things off by telling the story of Mary…
Kickin’ it Old School
Jun 23, 2019 • 84 min
This week the Non Moms are kicking it old school. No badass women being celebrated… outside of the hosts, that is. Kelly has some pretty big news and health updates; she finally fired her terrible doctor! Listen up to hear about why it’s so important that…
Pride (Month) & Prejudice
Jun 16, 2019 • 93 min
The Non Moms were so excited to be back in the studio this week, after several weeks away! Good news and bad news: Bad news, the audio for our live show at PodX was lost. Good news: This is a banging ass episode, anyway!This week Kelly kicks it off by…
From the Netflix Studio at PodX: Three Non Moms
Jun 9, 2019 • 64 min
Surprise! It’s an interview episode! It’s been a while since the Non Moms have had anyone on to interview, but they met Kate Van Sprange at PodX and just knew they had to have her on. The ladies recorded this episode in the Netflix Recording Studio at…
Wandering Wombs & Circus Tattoos
May 27, 2019 • 76 min
This is our last episode of May, our last episode before PodX, and the last episode of Mental Health Awareness Month! Where is the time going?! This week Kelly kicks things off by exploring the history of women’s mental health treatment. Spoiler alert:…
The New Deal & 1,100 Backpacks, with Special Guest: Herpes
May 19, 2019 • 89 min
The Non Moms were in rare form this week, Y’All! Skippers, if you’ve made it this far, you can get your skip-button fingers ready, and tune in at around the 20-minute mark. Kelly kicks things off by telling Debbie Jo about Frances Perkins who we will…
South Fulton, Georgia & Mother Monster
May 12, 2019 • 77 min
NOTE: May is Mental Health Awareness Month: According to Women’s Health.Gov: Good mental health is essential to overall well-being. More than 1 in 5 women in the United States experienced a mental health condition in the past year, such as depression or…
The Schindler Jews and A Short Trip in a Barrel
May 5, 2019 • 79 min
BOOP. Yep, now we’re just doing it to make Debbie Jo crazy. Kelly kicks things off this week by telling Debbie Jo about Emilie Schindler, wife of the more commonly known, Oscar Schindler of Schindler’s List fame. Emilie wasn’t simply a supportive spouse…
The Snake Boss & Zelda, Not Edmund, Fitzgerald
Apr 28, 2019 • 88 min
This week actually kicks off with Athena, the diva pit-mix, howling at the Boop. The Non Moms are so, super excited because for the first time ever we are using SquadCast.fm to record and we can see each other’s faces in real time while we record and…
Boop that Sh*t!
Apr 22, 2019 • 77 min
Sorry, we’re late! Spoonie life, man! Shoutout to our producer for literally helping Kelly walk all weekend. Business Items: Happy birthday, again, Josh! Kelly’s niece Aubrey is the coolest.We’ll be at PodX performing LIVE on June 2, at 12:40. Go to…
Go Ask Alice…then Run Like Hell
Apr 14, 2019 • 89 min
We’re back! And so are our voices! (Mostly.) We have news! So, first things first: You guys. We have our first corporate partnership!! THAT’S RIGHT! We are now partnering with Thrive Market to bring YOU 25% off your first order and a FREE 30-Day…
Three Inventors and a Forensic Pathologist Walk into a Podcast…
Apr 7, 2019 • 73 min
Jesus wept, Y’All! (Shoutout to Sonya of Honesty Check.) The Non Moms are so glad to have finally recorded a new full-length episode, even if Kelly still feels like her voice sounded terrible. This week Kelly pulled a fast one and talked about not one,…
#SorryNotSorry
Apr 1, 2019 • 0 min
This week the producer of A Non Mom Happy Hour played a joke on all of us. #DontCuttheBoop#BoopforLife Happy April Fools Day! We’ll be back next week when Kelly has her voice again, we promise. In the meantime, check out our Patreon page, or buy tickets…
The Big Announcement!
Mar 31, 2019 • 4 min
Debbie Jo is flying solo this week to bring you all some very special news! Kelly hasn’t had a voice since Wednesday or Thursday night, we forget exactly. Allergic asthma is a jerk. We digress. A Non Mom Happy Hour is performing LIVE at PodX in Nashville!…
A Male Monopoly on History and The Shero of Flint, MI
Mar 24, 2019 • 88 min
Alright, Y’all! Get ready! This week we are throwing down on men re-writing history to exclude women. Not cool, bros. Did you know that the game of Monopoly was originally The Landlord’s Game, invented by a badass lady named Elizabeth (“Lizzie”) Magie?…
Queen Non Mom and Overcoming Addiction
Mar 17, 2019 • 74 min
CONTENT WARNING: Debbie Jo’s featured lady this week publicly discusses her attempted suicide. Please listen with caution if you may be triggered by details of attempted suicide. The Non Moms are personally very excited about this episode. Why? For…
Cold Justice & The Matter of the Universe
Mar 10, 2019 • 80 min
The best part of this week’s episode is at the very end when Kelly renders Debbie Jo speechless. Sometimes ya gotta keep your partner on their toes, right? It’s worth listening to, I promise. This week Debbie Jo kicks things off with answering everyone’s…
The Brain Broad & Coping Mechanisms
Mar 3, 2019 • 73 min
This week the Non Moms had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Lynette Louise, AKA The Brain Broad, in the virtual studio. It was a fascinating conversation with a woman who leads an incredibly fascinating life and does some really cool work in the world of brain…
Minisode No. 1: A Tribute to Rosebud
Feb 24, 2019 • 9 min
Kelly reads an excerpt from her book and pays tribute to her beloved dog, Rosebud, the deaf white boxer, who was laid to rest on February 20, 2019. Thank you all for celebrating and honoring her with us.
Elephants, Bees, and Busses
Feb 24, 2019 • 75 min
Before diving too far into the episode, the Non Moms took a moment to recognize all of their amazing Pod-Friends who came together in support of Kelly’s dog, Rosebud, and her surgery on Wednesday, February 13. This episode was recorded the night before,…
Chronic Migraine, Bouncy Boxers, and a Messy Wedding Dress
Feb 10, 2019 • 64 min
This week the Non Moms get to hang with Stefanie Davis in the virtual studio! Stefanie is a Spoonie living with Chronic Migraine who has built a freelance and film career that honors her body’s unique needs and limitations while pursuing her creative…
Honoring Maya Angelou & Carol Daronch (F*ck Ted Bundy)
Feb 3, 2019 • 79 min
SPOILER ALERT! You’ll notice something different about this episode… A NEW THEME SONG! That’s right, bitches, we got a super legit custom theme song from the very talented Keybeaux and we could not be more pumped about it. We hope all of our long-time…
Fly Swatters & White Privilege
Jan 27, 2019 • 62 min
Lawd have mercy, Y’all. Did the Non Moms get into some real sh*t this week… This week Debbie Jo & Kelly had the distinct honor of welcoming Dr. Froswa’ Booker-Drew to the show. Dr. Booker-Drew is the author of Rules of Engagement: Making Connections Last.…
Unbreakable Isabella Bird & The Angels of the Western Front
Jan 20, 2019 • 85 min
This week, Debbie kicks things off telling Kelly about Isabella Bird - 19th Century explorer, photographer, writer, and naturalist… and possibly Kelly in a former life 😉. This lady was a true-blue badass and wasn’t shy about speaking up for what she…
Confidence & Being a Real Ass Human
Jan 13, 2019 • 66 min
It’s our first episode of the New Year, and the ladies were so excited to be back in the studio! Especially Kelly, who is officially a cyborg, and entering week three of her post-op recovery. Our first guest of 2019 is Trish Blackwell and she is a…
Enneagrams & Mechanerdzilla
Dec 31, 2018 • 95 min
It feels like it’s been forever since we got to hang out with you all, and it kind of has been! The holidays make it tough, especially for a Spoonie, so we gave ourselves a Christmas break. We’re kicking it old school for this, our New Year’s Eve episode!…
The Real Life Tank Girl & Un-Making Murderers
Dec 16, 2018 • 76 min
This week was really a lot of fun for the Non Moms. Neither knew what woman the other had chosen to talk about, so surprises abound! Debbie Jo kicks things off by telling Kelly all about Mariya Oktyabrskaya, the real-life tank girl who swore to avenge her…
Worst Dates, Drunk Debbie, & Shame Receipts
Dec 9, 2018 • 77 min
This week is one hell of a special treat! Debbie Jo & Kelly had the pleasure of recording with Keegan, Cassi, and Christina from My Worst Date. Y’all, they laughed so hard at some points that they broke Zencastr. The virtual studio crashed more than once.…
Birth Control & America’s First Lady Detective
Dec 2, 2018 • 82 min
This week the ladies launch a new format. Each week that guests are not being interviewed, or there isn’t some special topic to be covered, each of the hosts will choose one lady to tell each other and the audience about. These may be important women in…
Grief, Self-Care & The Holidays
Nov 18, 2018 • 69 min
This week things get personal when the ladies each share personal stories of grief and loss and discuss how grief, just like recovery in other areas, is not linear. The holidays can be a hard time for folks, especially as concerns the loss of loved ones…
Election Hangovers & C U Next Tuesdays
Nov 11, 2018 • 83 min
This week Debbie Jo and Kelly sit down with Adina from Honesty Check Podcast to talk about all things Midterm Election results. Two of the ladies felt a little bit like they were nursing an emotional hangover, if we’re being honest, though Debbie Jo seems…
The Kids are Alright…Mostly
Nov 4, 2018 • 77 min
This week Kelly delivers a health update after a day-long trip to the Emergency Room when her leg kept swelling up like a balloon throughout the last week. Spoiler alert, she’s ok. And it turns out that compression stockings don’t have to be ugly. A new…
Strippers, Sex Workers, and Success
Oct 28, 2018 • 69 min
This week, amidst conversations regarding the gymnastic prowess of pole-dancers and Kelly’s aversion to pornography, the ladies talk about what success looks like and defining success beyond the balance of your bank account. Debbie Jo also shares the…
Politics, Allies, and the Art of Speaking Up
Oct 21, 2018 • 64 min
On this very special episode of A Non Mom Happy Hour, the ladies hosted their first ever male guest! Political scientist, Veteran, and host of the podcast Political Thoughts with Steve, Steven Goff joined the ladies for a discussion of male-female…
Questions & Answers & Spiders, Oh My!
Oct 14, 2018 • 83 min
This week the ladies answer questions sent in by YOU, the listeners! Hear the story of how they met, why they started the podcast, what makes Kelly so nerdy, and much, much more! Special thanks to the Not Suitable for Work Podcast Network and the ladies…
Forgiveness & The Business of Being Human
Oct 7, 2018 • 64 min
This week the ladies take on the topic of forgiveness. The dictionary definition of forgiveness is as follows: for·give·ness fərˈɡivnəs/ noun the action or process of forgiving or being forgiven. synonyms: pardon, absolution, exoneration, etc. But what…
Anti-Semites and Craftivism
Sep 30, 2018 • 67 min
On this week’s episode, Debbie Jo and Kelly talk with special guest and fellow true crime nerd, Alexandra Weingartner, about speaking up when it is most important and even if it makes some folks uncomfortable. Alex reads and discuses her poem, which…
The Dreamers & The Doers
Sep 23, 2018 • 69 min
This week, Kelly and Debbie Jo talk about money mindset and coming up blue collar. They each tell the stories of how they became entrepreneurs in spite of all of the personal history, education, and mindset that told them they should be/do just about…
Self-Care & Minding Your Own Damn Business
Sep 16, 2018 • 65 min
This ish is about to get real, y’all. On this episode, Debbie Jo and Kelly tackle self-care and personal care choices, and staying in your own damn lane. It’s not up to anyone else to tell you how to best take care of yourself or question your care…
Accessibility and Guilty Pleasures
Sep 16, 2018 • 70 min
On this episode the ladies interview Abbie Díaz, Director of Education at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum. Abbie has worked in thirteen museums and heritage sites across four states. Formerly in the field of Archaeology, Abbie has worked exclusively in…
Hoop Earrings & Rape Culture
Sep 2, 2018 • 80 min
This week Debbie Jo and Kelly talk about straight f***ery in East Tennessee, where a high school teacher held a special meeting with female students to tell them about how they can expect to be respected or not be respected based on the clothing and…
Chocolate Sprinkles & Badassery
Aug 26, 2018 • 73 min
On this week’s episode Debbie Jo and Kelly interview badass extraordinatire Marielle Evertsz of Keeping it Real Me: Life Coaching for Teen Girls. The ladies discuss antiquated Dutch traditions, the magical delight of chocolate sprinkles on toast,…
Anxiety Spirals & Cyborgs
Aug 19, 2018 • 65 min
This week Debbie Jo and Kelly talk about their recent challenges with managing all of their roles, projects, and mental health self-care. The ladies also talk about how one can be a good friend to someone living with chronic pain /invisible illness and/or…
Poverty and The Pink Tax
Aug 12, 2018 • 53 min
This week Debbie Jo and Kelly talk with Teysha Lemanski of Cloth Connection Outreach. Teysha is a mom, a Spoonie, an Etsy store owner, and general badass who founded CCO to help meet the needs of other women who may lack affordable access to reusable…
Drivers’ Licenses Don’t Grow on Trees
Aug 5, 2018 • 67 min
On this episode, Debbie Jo and Kelly talk about being an extroverted person(s) with rampant social anxiety. The ladies also relived some of their most embarassing moments, as children and, in Debbie’s case, as an adult. Busted by her mom. For public…
Recovery & Keychains
Jul 29, 2018 • 51 min
On this week’s episode Debbie Jo and Kelly interview Claire M. Biggs and Jennie Armstrong, of Lore de Force. Trigger Warning: The four of us discuss being survivors of sexual assault and abuse, and speak on how we cope and our experiences with PTSD and…
Aliens and Authenticity
Jul 22, 2018 • 47 min
This week some real vulnerability happened! We talked about theremins communicating with aliens, relapsing with our respective mental health disorders and diagnoses, and gave a big fat THANK YOU to everyone who has been patient and supportive while we…
Copper Crosses and Sticky Monsters
Jul 8, 2018 • 52 min
A Non Mom Happy Hour is a podcast and community that brings women together for laughter and healing every Sunday night. This is a safe space to talk about trauma, survival, self-care, and the innate badassery that comes with being a woman. If you like to…