The Pump and Dump Podcast

The Pump and Dump Podcast

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Looking at womanhood through the lens of being a mom.


Please Explain Birth Centers and Midwifery
Nov 21 • 69 min
We’ve all heard of midwives, home births, water births and birthing centers, but how much do we really know about these options for moms? For us, apparently we know very little, which is why our conversation with Courtney Hasson, Certified Nurse Midwife…
Birthing a Business with Kristin and Jess of Good Buy Gear
Nov 14 • 61 min
Being a mom is hard. Raising kids is hard. Dealing with ALL. THE. STUFF. that comes with those tiny humans is hella hard. And you know what else is hard? Starting a business in the midst of new parenthood…but somehow, despite the challenges, Kristin…
Comedy, Motherhood, Miscarriage and the Circle of Life with Kira Soltanovich
Nov 7 • 71 min
This MILF (Mother I’d Like to Find Out About) Episode is a gut-busting, raw, gritty, brutally honest tale of love, life, kids, parenting regret, regretting one’s parents, balancing work, sauna addiction and laughing through it all with comedian…
Finding the Time and Energy for Fitness
Oct 31 • 75 min
Finding time for anything when you’re a mom is difficult, and fitness is no exception. Let’s face it, most of us would prefer to never work out, but the hard truth is our bodies need - and deserve - exercise. We feel better, we sleep better, we’re less…
Please Explain Tiny House Living
Oct 24 • 69 min
Ever wanted to know what it’s like to live in a tiny house? One word: Humanure. Ever wanted to know WHO lives in a tiny house? Three words: This Family Of Six. SIX PEOPLE YOU GUYS!! But, there’s more! We sit down with Katrina Christensen, mother to three…
The Life of a Food Editor with Denise Mickelsen: MILF (Mother I’d Like To Find Out About)
Oct 17 • 72 min
Ever wonder what it’s like to be a REAL foodie? A person who writes about food, studies food, tests food and basically just thinks about food all day? 5280 Magazine Food Editor Denise Mickelsen is here to give you the scoop. From working her way through…
Empty Compliments and Other Ways We Are Messing Up Our Kids
Oct 10 • 74 min
This is a parenting episode for everyone. While we’ve never ever wanted to be the hosts who tell you how to parent (because we clearly don’t know what we’re doing) we couldn’t resist having an expert like Robin come chat with us. The truth is that while…
You Are More Creative Than You Think
Oct 3 • 58 min
What does it mean to be creative? Do YOU think you’re creative, or do you consider yourself to do creative things? Most of us, at some point, probably pursued something that fills our souls in the creative world…maybe we were good at it…maybe we…
Getting to Know the West Coast Cast: Jilly + Amy
Sep 26 • 54 min
Put on your headphones, hide your children, buckle up and prepare yourselves for the tour de force that is Jill Bartlett and Amy Albert of #ThePumpAndDumpWestCoast + our intrepid director, Kristin Goodman. WARNING: We recorded this episode after an…
Mindful Parenting and Cyber Security for Kids in the Digital Age
Sep 19 • 63 min
Screen time for kids is about as ubiquitous to childhood as peanut butter and jelly - but secretly, don’t we all wonder… is it all ok? We’ve all heard the horror stories, the urban myths and the mommy-war warnings…but what’s legit, and to be honest…where…
Please Explain the Enneagram
Sep 12 • 64 min
Don’t worry, this isn’t a weird cult endeavor. The Enneagram is actually a very unique personality profile unlike anything else and it’s kind of rocked our worlds. (In all the best ways.) In this episode we chat with psychotherapist (and mom!) Nancy…
Getting to Know the Midwest Cast: Angela + Molly (+ our director Kristin Goodman)
Sep 5 • 50 min
Friends, this is the moment you’ve been waiting for. Who the heck are Angela Peel and Molly Kirk? Who is this mysterious director Kristin Goodman we keep talking about? Well this is your chance to find out! While we were in rehearsals in Chicago, we sat…
Bonus Baby: The Tale of the Vasectomy that Didn’t Work
Aug 29 • 62 min
Buckle up and listen to the wild tale of Lynn Bodnar, a mom of three who found herself pregnant at 43 WITH HER FOURTH KID even though her husband had gotten a vasectomy years before. The realization - and the next 9 months that ensued - changed Lynn’s…
Please Explain The Pump and Dump Show Expansion
Aug 22 • 57 min
In case you’ve missed all our posts on social, we wanted to fill you in on some big changes at the old P&D. We didn’t start The Pump and Dump Show with any expectations. We were two moms with tiny babies who needed a night out and some validation and knew…
Sex Every Single Day - Could You Do It?
Aug 15 • 56 min
What if someone told you it was 100% possible to have sex every single day, and if you did, you could virtually guarantee a happy, healthy partnership? Skeptical? Yeah, we were too. Like, majorly skeptical. However, Caitlin Doemner (mama of 4 kiddos and…
Please Explain Skin Care
Aug 8 • 68 min
Ladies it’s time to take control of our skin. For too long we’ve stumbled along, ignorantly grabbing bottle after bottle of whatever miracle potion we’re convinced will solve our face problems, only to be bested, wronged and frustrated. In this episode we…
What Do Teachers Really Want From Parents?
Aug 1 • 71 min
Haven’t you been dying to know what teachers think of us behind the scenes? How annoying are we when we email? What about calling? Volunteering? Do teachers even like parents? Seriously, aren’t you curious? Whether it’s daycare, preschool, elementary or…
A Mom’s Journey Through Preemie Babies, Divorce and Starting a Social Justice Company
Jul 18 • 60 min
This is a tale of a woman who had a preemie baby in NICU, went through a divorce, quit her social worker job and opened a micro business for social change all within 24 months. This is a tale to remind us that we can do hard things and that women - moms -…
Please Explain Hormones and WTF is Functional Medicine?
Jul 11 • 59 min
Ever wanted to have a real conversation with your doctor? Like a REAL one? Where you can ask all the questions without feeling stupid? Maybe even laugh a little? Is that even possible? Just jokes. It totally is, but it seems more and more rare these days.…
Rip-Offs, Amazon and Surviving in the Baby Industry
Jun 27 • 51 min
In this week’s episode we have the delight and honor to hear our friend and founder of ezpz, Lindsey Laurain, talk about her remarkable journey as an inventor, entrepreneur and Shark Tank survivor. Lindsey’s trials and successes are both frustrating and…
MILF Of The Month: Motherhood in Hollywood with Catia Ojeda
Jun 20 • 56 min
Do you (and your kids) watch Just Add Magic? Well you should! We love the show, but we love the Mom/Mayor, actress Catia Ojeda even more. (And now she’s on Malibu Rescue on Netflix too!) Join us as we talk to Catia about what it’s like to be a mom working…
Please Explain Our Pelvic Floor
Jun 13 • 61 min
MAMAS LISTEN UP! Chances are you’ve heard about your pelvic floor, but do you have any idea what it’s all about? Well it turns out it’s hella important, and our guest Lea Klein is about to break it down for you. And we mean WAY down. We talk about leakage…
Relationship Intimacy: Turning It Back On
Jun 6 • 75 min
Is this a nagging question in the back of your brain? What are some tips for reconnecting with my partner? I feel like we’re just co-existing. We’re pretty sure we’ve all had that thought about our partners at one point or another. When did the spark did?…
Feeding Our Families, Eating Crickets and What the Heck is Grass-Finished?
May 30 • 77 min
FOOD. We need it. We love it. We don’t really understand it. And it’s kind of amazing that we’re in charge of feeding tiny humans what we really don’t understand and then to that point HOW THE HECK DO WE KNOW WE’RE GIVING EVERYONE THE RIGHT STUFF? How do…
Our Own Moms Discuss Parenting in the 80’s, Their #BandOfMothers, and the Word Vagina
May 16 • 61 min
This week we sit down with our moms Lynne and MArsha (who needed stiff drinks for this one, apparently) and talk about what it was like raising kids in a different time, what we were like as kids, and why we’re all glad no one gives their baby Hawaiian…
Breastfeeding Success and Heartache: A Conversation for Every Kind of Mom
May 9 • 82 min
Whether you’re way past the breastfeeding years, whether you’re in the thick of it now, or whether or not you even did it, this episode it a really wonderful and fortunate eye-opener. We’ve wanted to do a breastfeeding episode for ages, and we knew the…
How Does She Do It? Working Moms, Stay at Home Moms and Work at Home Moms Weigh In
May 2 • 73 min
There are all kinds of moms, but each mom fits into one of these buckets: working mom, stay at home mom or work at home mom. This week we gather our friends Christy worked since her kids were babies) and Laura (has been raising 4 kids for 21 years and is…
Afterthoughts: Some Things We Learned and Loved from Previous Episodes
Apr 25 • 53 min
Well we’ve made it 26 whole episodes, so we thought we’d recap the last 25 to discuss some things we’ve learned from our special guests along the way. The truth is, we’ve learned so much from everyone, but that makes for an uncomfortably long episode so…
Moms and Money: Spending Fast and Spending Fasts
Apr 18 • 58 min
Friends, #BREEDERS, let’s get real about money. We love it, we hate it, we love to hate it and we hate that we love it. And then there’s debt, and family planning, and kids and omg MONEY! But what if we loved money? What if we could get ourselves out of…
Please Explain CBD and Cannabis
Apr 11 • 83 min
Ok friends, we’re diving into CBD, cannabis, THC, anxiety, inflammation, stress, addiction and lots of things in between. CBD is having a moment right now - BUT WHAT IS IT? What does it do? Is it legal? Will it make you high? Is it just a gimmick? And…
Our Own Birth Stories: The Gauze and the C-Section
Apr 4 • 60 min
If you were ever curious about our own birth stories, then this is your week. None of them was what you would call typical - but is any birth, really? We talk about the good and bad of hospital care, that scary moment you first try to breastfeed and what…
MILF Of The Month: 4 Kids, 2 Parents, 1 RV and a Blog with Jill Krause
Mar 28 • 52 min
Our MILF (Mother I’d Like To Find Out About) of the Month sold her family’s dream home a year ago, got rid of almost all of their belongings, bought an RV and set out to tour the country for a year. She had 4 kids - one of which was a newborn - a husband…
Moms Discuss The Songs: Lies and Swings
Mar 21 • 53 min
This week we bring back a #BandOfMothers panel, and discuss the meanings behind two original songs from The Pump and Dump Show: Lies and Swings. If you haven’t been to our live comedy show, or heard our music (all available on Spotify, iTunes and Amazon -…
Body Love with Plus Mommy’s Jen McLellan
Mar 14 • 59 min
The truth is there are ALL kinds of moms, but not all moms are wholly represented and most are grossly under-advocated for and mistreated when it comes to health care. Our guest this week is the luminous Jen McLellan, host of Plus Mommy Podcast and the…
Why Moms Drink: PPD, Peer Pressure, Play Dates and Getting Sober
Mar 7 • 62 min
Today being a mom - especially a new mom - is almost synonymous with drinking. Whether it’s the constant onslaught of memes and videos joking about how we all need wine online, social pressure to drink at play dates - or even the zoo - or just the…
MILF of the Month: Tarot, Religion, Miscarriage and All Things Woo with the “Divine” Kristin Rand
Mar 1 • 70 min
Our MILF of the Month (Mother I’d Like To Find Out About) is comedian, mom and tarot reader, Kristin Rand. Kristin’s journey to finding love (and then finding herself in Birmingham, Alabama) is pretty darn interesting, but we have, like 10,000 questions…
Mom Hacks For Aging Gracefully
Feb 21 • 58 min
Do you feel like the minute that baby came into your life your face started to fall off your face? Ever wonder what you’re gonna look like 20 years from now and hope there’s something you can do to weather the aging storm? The truth is being a mom to 1 or…
Please Explain Essential Oils
Feb 14 • 64 min
We’re back on the #wellness train this week, exploring WTF is up with essential oils. Tracey loves them, Shay isn’t so sure. Do they work? How? And why? Which oils should we buy and where and OMG ESSENTIAL OILS ARE SO CONFUSING! Join us as we chat with…
Boogers and Breastmilk with 13-Week Dad, Adam Cayton-Holland
Feb 7 • 57 min
This week we thought we’d pick the brain of a brand new dad to see what it’s like to…be a dad! We know how it feels to be a mom, but we’re always curious about the father side of things. Luckily, we were able to have a lively, hilarious and heartfelt…
MILF Of The Month: Pilates, Disabilities and Lube with Clara Gelatt
Jan 31 • 55 min
January’s MILF (Mother I’d Like To Find Out About) Of The Month is mother of three and founder of Pilates Collective, Clara Gelatt. Not only is Clara an awesome mom, but she’s basically a healer. Just ask Tracey. Her journey to becoming one of Denver’s…
Marriage After Babies and the Curse of Resentment
Jan 24 • 61 min
Wow. This one is a doozy. No matter what state your marriage or partnership might be in, something changes (usually many things) once that first baby arrives. There’s irritation, there’s miscommunication, there’s exhaustion, there’s doubt and insecurity…
The Tale of the Yurt Baby and The Yurt Baby’s Tale
Jan 17 • 68 min
Settle in #breeders, because you do not want to miss these two amazing stories. In this week’s episode Shayna and Tracey interview a mother and daughter who share their remarkable birth stories. Ahva Lenay had her baby in a yurt at the top of a mountain…
Resolutions Moms Can Keep and Quit with Special Guest Betsy Stover
Jan 10 • 56 min
Sure it’s January, but this episode discusses all the resolutions that moms can keep, and QUIT. What if we let more things go (what up mom guilt) and maybe refrain from piling more massive pressure on our plates? What if we were cool with some smaller…
MILF Of The Month: Adoption, Race, Divorce and Auctioneering with Debbie Scheer
Dec 13, 2018 • 61 min
Our MILF (Mother I’d Like To Find Out About) Of The Month is Debbie Scheer, a fantastically funny, ridiculously talented, and fiercely dedicated mom. She talks about adopting and raising her two black sons, her views on race in this crazy world,…
Gifts for your #BandOfMothers
Dec 6, 2018 • 58 min
Sure we have gifts for our kids to buy, gifts for our partners, gifts for the in-laws and gifts for the teachers, but the best gifts? Girlfriend Gifts! They’re so fun to give and even more fun to receive, and in this episode Shay and Tracey go through a…
Please Explain Makeup
Nov 29, 2018 • 76 min
So here’s the deal: we’re in our 40’s and still don’t really understand how to put on makeup. We realize that this isn’t the most cutting edge of pressing issues to discuss BUT HERE US OUT - we have a feeling a lot of moms don’t understand makeup just…
Ask Us Anything! We’re Drunk!
Nov 15, 2018 • 55 min
What happens when two comedians force themselves to talk about themselves and answer questions about themselves when they don’t really love discussing themselves? They drink Bloody Marys and plow through it. If you’ve ever wanted to know a little bit more…
Airing Our Dirty Laundry Pt. 2
Nov 8, 2018 • 54 min
We continue our round table conversation about the real way we lead our domestic lives. If you’ve listened to Part 1, then Part 2 will give you all the intel you’ve been hoping which is mainly: HOW OFTEN DOES EVERYONE CHANGE THEIR SHEETS? There’s more…
Airing Our Dirty Laundry Pt. 1
Nov 1, 2018 • 55 min
What REALLY goes on behind the closed doors of our homes? Is someone REALLY washing the baseboards? Is someone else having popcorn for dinner? WHAT DO YOUR FRIENDS’ CLOSETS REALLY LOOK LIKE? We pull back our Target curtains to tell the truth about our own…
Going Down To Pound Town
Oct 26, 2018 • 70 min
Well, we’re doin’ it. We’re talking about sex after babies and we ask ALLLLLLL the questions with our very special guest, Amanda Testa, a Sex, Love and Relationship Coach who helps overwhelmed women reconnect with their sexuality. We discuss how to get…
Birthing A Business
Oct 18, 2018 • 60 min
We’ve both owned other businesses before we started The Pump and Dump Show, and we discuss the long circuitious road we each took that lead us to our jobs today as the creators, writers, producers and performers of The P&D. We’ve also struggled to run The…
Urgent Bonus Episode: A Star Is Born
Oct 10, 2018 • 47 min
SPOILER ALERT! SPOILER ALERT! This is an urgent - maybe bonus? - second episode we had to make because we watched A Star Is Born and we NEED to talk about it. DO NOT LISTEN TO THIS EPISODE IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN THE MOVIE YET. WE WILL RUIN IT FOR YOU. We…
Please Stop Saying #SelfCare
Oct 8, 2018 • 59 min
We’ve been having an ongoing dialogue for a few months now about how the hashtag #selfcare tends to get under our skin. It’s not that we don’t believe in taking care of ourselves, it’s just that we wonder if it all has to be posted on social? And maybe…