show episodes
 
After a looooong process of trying to get pregnant, Maya and Erik are finally about to become parents for the first time and they're kind of freaking out. Luckily, they have an outlet: oversharing every step of the way on this podcast. If you're trying to get pregnant, are currently expecting, or just had your first kid, and maybe you're feeling excited or a little scared or both, tune in and we can all freak out together.
  continue reading
 
I
Illuminati Interns
Series avatar that links to series pageSeries avatar that links to series page

1
Illuminati Interns

Joe Therrien Kelly, Maya Bakhai

Unsubscribe
Unsubscribe
Monthly
 
Lola wants nothing more than to find her long lost father, whom she believes to be a member of the Illuminati. However, the only way into the secret society is through their extremely competitive internship program... On her journey, Lola must contend with her conspiracy theorist sister, a mysterious boy with a mannequin hand, and the nefarious members of the Illuminati themselves. Starring Ariana Raygoza, Raina Morris, Joe Therrien Kelly, Phil Jamesson, Kai White, Vinny Thomas, Cole Hersch, ...
  continue reading
 
Loading …
show series
 
We recorded this episode so long ago that it includes a Scandoval reference. Hey man, we're busy parents! Otherwise, enjoy this evergreen tale of weaning our two year old son off the pacifier he's used for sleeping since he was born. This episode also includes: our first ever parent-teacher conference, our son's first self-aware birthday party, our…
  continue reading
 
This week’s forgone conclusion sees the departure of our favorite ten gallon hat and boot-cut jean wearing underdog. Maya tells Erik what Zingbot had to say and Bowie Jane’s HoH run ends when she dematerializes before everyone’s eyes and returns to being a figment of Erik and Maya’s imaginations. Also, Julie wore glasses.--- Send in a voice message…
  continue reading
 
Hoo boy. The scariverse is at it again! A surprise double eviction coupled with a surprise zombie resurrection terrifies the houseguests, us, and Julie. The producers are having a great time though. Erik is all jammed up. Bowie Jane probably is a ghost. Spooky!!!--- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/bbfancast/message…
  continue reading
 
What a week! Cameron rules with a chaotic fist. America runs a successful and honestly phenomenal flip campaign, with just a minor pipsqueak of a consequence. Things are finally turning on the trio who have been running the house, and Erik might do a raffle next week. You never know! Expect the unexpected!!! This episode of Blood on Their Hands is …
  continue reading
 
Alliances crumble, friendships are torn apart, Bowie Jane gets to say a line, and we are treated to our first non-unanimous vote of the season! As a bonus, Erik shares his award winning Sunday Gravy recipe. Mangia!--- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/bbfancast/message
  continue reading
 
Maya and Erik have a special guest on the show, Kris, who is a PROFESSIONAL GAME DESIGNER and has some words about the Big Brother mechanics. Cerie continues to run the house. Some showmances bloom. Matt puts his hair in a pony. Someone wins a special power and you will never believe what happens – expect the unexpected, are we right??? Maya finall…
  continue reading
 
Erik calls in from an undisclosed location. We realize that Blue and Red are both colors associated with America (suspicious). Hisam learns his lesson (or does he???) and a long awaited HoH comp makes its triumphant return. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/bbfancast/message…
  continue reading
 
A lackluster houseguest breaks the code of conduct and is, refreshingly, swiftly removed. The first live eviction delivers the expected result. Cerie continues to dominate the game, and Erik for some reason decides that when he enters the house he will adopt a character named Bosephus. Call in and tell us what you thought of tonight’s eviction!!!--…
  continue reading
 
Welcome back! In this episode, we meet 17 bright eyed new houseguests, we make some very bold predictions, and Erik promises to be high energy for the season. If you’re new to Big Brother, don’t worry, we’ve got you with a quick primer on the show. And if you’re listening on Spotify, tell us in the Q&A - who’s your top pick after this episode??--- …
  continue reading
 
Oops, it's been a year! But believe it or not people are still listening, so we're still recording. In this episode, Maya and Erik talk about life with a 20-month-old: childcare woes, starting to talk (or not...), and whether or not it's reeeeally a problem to spoil your firstborn rotten. (I mean can YOU go to Target without buying your kid 30 toys…
  continue reading
 
Our baby's 9 months old now, so he's doing lots of exciting things, like eating solids (!), opening his own Christmas presents, and refusing to sleep*. We're also doing exciting things, like watching a lot of TV** and learning that our experience is not actually universal. We know, this was a shocking realization for us too. Suggested resources: Ou…
  continue reading
 
What really happens to your body after you give birth? How long does it take to bounce back? Why is it impossible to find jeans when your waist and hips are the same size? And for the love of god, why is it assumed that preventing unwanted pregnancies right after giving birth – because yes, actually, this is something you need to worry about – fall…
  continue reading
 
There’s a lot about going back to work after maternity leave that is hard. Childcare in particular - especially in the midst of a pandemic! - is a baffling paradox where none of the choices seem even remotely appealing. Do you put your kid in daycare, miss them desperately all day, and hope they somehow don’t get sick? Do you hire a nanny or an au …
  continue reading
 
Expect the expected! The doldrums finally come to an end with a certain someone winning BB23, a certain someone winning a well-earned AFP, a certain someone doubling down on an extremely rude thing he said, and Erik building Maya a tiny veto comp for her birthday. That was the best part of this whole season, really. We love you all, thanks for list…
  continue reading
 
The Cookout continues their slow and steady steamroll of the house. The odds are with Xavier but our hearts are with Tiffany. Erik and Maya engage in a little quid pro quo, Kyland complains to some brands, and we are #notlovingit.--- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/bbfancast/message…
  continue reading
 
Well, our favorite HG went home and we’re officially in The Doldrums™️. All we can do now is wait until final 6 and hope some interesting gameplay shows up then. Also, maybe we can start watching BB UK. Or start a corn maze business. All this and more on tonight’s episode!--- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/bbfancas…
  continue reading
 
The Cookout continues to run the house, making BB history but also kinda ruining BB. It’s ok, we’ll take it! Claire and Tiffany are masterminds, we forgot Hannah is in the house but we still love her, Derek X is a shoo-in for another 100 BB bucks, and Julie Chen reminds us all to Be Not Afraid (??). Also Erik reveals how he made his nut: with his a…
  continue reading
 
In this episode of BBUS (still not, unfortunately, BBCAN), Whitney is targeted for her love of women. Some suspicious edits are made, we still don’t understand how betting works (how many beans to coconuts???), and Erik tries out a new bit.--- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/bbfancast/message…
  continue reading
 
Brent is “blindsided” when everyone sadly to evotes him, in the least eventful blindside in BB history. Erik and Maya are in a fight. If anyone messes with Hannah we will burn this whole thing to the ground. There’s a lot cooking in our mental, okay?!--- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/bbfancast/message…
  continue reading
 
Brent Champagne is poised to take it all, according to a betting system we don’t understand. Frenchie aligns with everyone, Travis reminds us all that white dudes with abs are the weakest link, and Julie leaves us with some wise words we’ll never forget.--- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/bbfancast/message…
  continue reading
 
For the first time ever, we invited some other parents on the show: our friends Jen and Tom, who have two sons, ages 15 and 11. They share their unique story about getting married young, having and raising babies while Tom was in the army (and often deployed), and learning how to prioritize their relationship with each other. We’ve watched them rai…
  continue reading
 
Yeah, not sleeping and having to breastfeed and change diapers all the time is hard, but it turns out the most challenging part of having a baby is... the many complicated feelings you will have about your new life. In this episode, we dive deep into the 5 stages of New Parent Grief™ (just invented that), including the good – we kinda like this bab…
  continue reading
 
It’s Lola’s 18th birthday, the day she believes she’ll receive her invitation to join the Illuminati… To Learn More, visit illuminatiinterns.com Illuminati Interns on Social: Instagram Twitter Merch: cockroachhero.com/illuminatiinterns For all Inquiries email: info@illuminatiinterns.comBy Phil Jamesson, Vinny Thomas, Ben Marshall, Moss Perricone, Joe Therrien Kelly, Ariana Raygoza, Erik Lochtefeld, Raina Morris, Maya Bakhai, Kai White, Lara Clear
  continue reading
 
Lola’s kidnappers bring her to a mysterious chamber… where she’s in for a series of shocking surprises. To Learn More, visit illuminatiinterns.com Illuminati Interns on Social: Instagram Twitter Merch: cockroachhero.com/illuminatiinterns For all Inquiries email: info@illuminatiinterns.comBy Phil Jamesson, Joe Therrien Kelly, Ariana Raygoza, Raina Morris, Jordan Wang, James Mullany, Maya Bakhai, Kai White
  continue reading
 
Lola and Alfie race to destroy Alfie’s farm. To Learn More, visit illuminatiinterns.com Illuminati Interns on Social: Instagram Twitter Merch: cockroachhero.com/illuminatiinterns For all Inquiries email: info@illuminatiinterns.comBy Vinny Thomas, Ben Marshall, Moss Perricone, Joe Therrien Kelly, Ariana Raygoza, Raina Morris, James Mullany, Maya Bakhai, Cole Hersch
  continue reading
 
Lola and Alfie must pick up a mysterious client from the bus station. To Learn More, visit illuminatiinterns.com Illuminati Interns on Social: Instagram Twitter Merch: cockroachhero.com/illuminatiinterns For all Inquiries email: info@illuminatiinterns.comBy Phil Jamesson, Usama Siddiquee, Joe Therrien Kelly, Ariana Raygoza, Raina Morris, James Mullany, Maya Bakhai, Kai White
  continue reading
 
Lola attempts to find her father while Alfie and Ellie battle Mr. E. To Learn More, visit illuminatiinterns.com Illuminati Interns on Social: Instagram Twitter Merch: cockroachhero.com/illuminatiinterns For all Inquiries email: info@illuminatiinterns.comBy Phil Jamesson, Vinny Thomas, Usama Siddiquee, Joe Therrien Kelly, Ariana Raygoza, Raina Morris, James Mullany, Maya Bakhai, Kai White
  continue reading
 
We knew bringing a baby home from the hospital would be hard, we just didn’t know it would be THIS hard. And we certainly didn’t anticipate the complicated emotions that come along with becoming parents and facing the reality of being responsible for another human, forever. This is a little bit of a dark episode, but we’re publishing this a couple …
  continue reading
 
To Learn More, visit illuminatiinterns.com Illuminati Interns on Social: Instagram Twitter Merch: cockroachhero.com/illuminatiinterns For all Inquiries email: info@illuminatiinterns.comBy Phil Jamesson, Sergio Duran, Vinny Thomas, Ben Marshall, Moss Perricone, Usama Siddiquee, Joe Therrien Kelly, Ariana Raygoza, Erik Lochtefeld, Raina Morris, Maya Bakhai, Kai White, Lara Clear, Cole Hersch
  continue reading
 
Our first post-baby episode! Get ready to listen to some very, very tired and shellshocked people. Childbirth, like getting pregnant, is different for everyone. In our case, it required an induction (which didn’t work), an epidural (inductions hurt even if they don’t get the baby out!), and a C-section we were not at all prepared for. As you can pr…
  continue reading
 
Recorded a day after our "due date" with no baby yet in sight, this episode finds us reminiscing about the highlights and low lights of each trimester of pregnancy, including miscarriage fears and extreme fatigue in the first, blood tests and telling people in the second, and shockingly debilitating pelvic pain in the third. There's a lot people do…
  continue reading
 
Getting pregnant looks different for everyone. For us, it took 3+ years of trying, and multiple rounds of both IUI (intrauterine insemination) and IVF. In this episode, we talk about the logistics of all that, and also our feelings. So many feelings. Suggested resources: Taking Charge of Your Fertility Maya also kept a detailed blog of our fertilit…
  continue reading
 
Honestly considering the final 3 this was probably the best case scenario, so despite all our complaining, eh, we’re fine with this. The important thing is that David really understands the game of Big Brother, and Da’vonne knows how much America loves her. Thanks for hanging in there with us on this season folks, we’ll see you all next time! ❤️ ✌️…
  continue reading
 
Everything unfolds as it was foretold millennia ago. Erik gives America’s youth some valuable life advice, everybody swears their undying allegiance to Cody, and Enzo secures third place. Good effort, Enzo! DA’VONNE FOR AFP!!! Oh yes, and this episode is sponsored by the very generous Digiorno. Don’t forget your side salad, folks!--- Send in a voic…
  continue reading
 
If you were stranded on a desert island would you rather have only Christmas for company or Angela’s vegan cookbook? We’d drown ourselves in the ocean. And that’s how this season of Big Brother is making us feel. In this episode, umm... everyone continues to do whatever Cody says. Julie wears a nice dress and thinks it’s cool that you love God. And…
  continue reading
 
Big Brother US’s first ever triple eviction is sabotaged by production every step of the way! The exact 3 people you’d expect to go home go home. Several houseguests finally start to have some regrets about their decisions this season (but ah, so many regrets still to come). Erik comes up with a Machiavellian 4d chess airtight strategy to win Big B…
  continue reading
 
The committee steamrolls on, Julie Chen’s robot brain is on the fritz, Michael gets some blood on his hands, and Da’vonne classes it up as always. This world does not deserve Da’vonne, let’s be honest. This episode is sponsored by Hulu, where any show you watch is almost certainly better than Big Brother.--- Send in a voice message: https://podcast…
  continue reading
 
Ian and Tyler are on the block. The Committee wants Tyler to stay. Nicole wants Ian to stay. HMMM, I wonder what will happen?! Also in this episode: David makes some moves and gets some laughs, almost every houseguest this season is a very bad person, we brainstorm all the things you could do with your time instead of watching this television show,…
  continue reading
 
Maya and Erik are joined by their friend Sam, who’s never seen Big Brother before and frankly doesn’t understand why anyone bothers. (Fair question.) Bay and Day put Christmas in her place, Bayleigh gets a brand new Tesla, Memphis spends some time on his side gig at Buffalo Wild Wings, David’s Vegas odds are increasing by the minute, and Julie Chen…
  continue reading
 
Another week, another night of ups and downs and near heart attacks. Is tonight’s evictee going back in the house?! Could someone likeable actually win HOH? What kind of new gymnastics will Julie perform trying to convince everyone there’s a shakeup coming any minute now? "Unexpected" answers to all these mysteries, plus our declaration of commitme…
  continue reading
 
A couple hinky votes briefly give Erik and Maya some hope that 2020 is going to turn out alright after all. Julie reveals her favorite houseguest, David decides to switch things up and blow it big time, and Nicole updates the guest list for her wedding. What a night!--- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/bbfancast/mess…
  continue reading
 
On tonight’s episode: Nicole A threatens to blow some shit up, but instead learns a valuable lesson about friendship. Julie wears a pair of slacks. Erik remembers some people’s names! And don’t worry, everyone, the bros finally get their moment. FINALLY.--- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/bbfancast/message…
  continue reading
 
Loading …

Quick Reference Guide