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We Should Talk About That

Jessica Buchanan and Jessica Kidwell

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NYT bestselling author of Impossible Odds, Jessica Buchanan, along with fellow writer Jessica Kidwell, attempt to unpack the uncomfortable topics that nobody is talking about, but definitely should. With intention to hold real, authentic, conversation about EVERYTHING, the Two Jess(es) bring their humor and a healthy dose of self-deprecation to the table as they unpack issues relating to PTSD, grief, imposter syndrome, body image, middle age, the plight of the working mom and more.
 
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Dr. Robyn Hanley-Dafoe joins The Two Jess(es) for an authentic and vulnerable conversation about survival, and how equipped we as human beings are, to do hard things. Robyne did one of the hardest things she will ever have to do, and kicked her way out of a sinking car in the middle of a frozen lake during a blizzard outside of Ontario, Canada when…
 
A deeply emotional memoir by a longtime ESPN writer about the suicide of his son Max and how their complicated relationship led him to see grief as love. In February 2015, Ivan Maisel received a call that would alter his life forever: his son Max’s car was found abandoned in a parking lot next to Lake Ontario. Two months and countless harrowing hou…
 
What if...we turned immersive entertainment into our greatest tool for healing and growth? This is the question that drives Alex Kaplan every day, and what led him to form the non-profit Of Substance. By using story telling in the form of mini movies to deliver an immersive experience that heals through depicting addiction- the struggle and triumph…
 
November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and in order to raise more awareness around the rising diagnosis of type I diabetes in children. The Two Jess(es) sit down with Nurse Practioner and certified diabetes care and education specialist, Ellie Kagan, for an incredibly informative conversation on type 1 diabetes and how it affects children wi…
 
In follow up of their first conversation with representatives from the Nicole Addimando Community Defense Committee, The Two Jess(es) talk with Justine van der Leun, investigative journalist and host of the true crime podcast, Believe Her, produced by Lemonada Media. Through this six part series, Justine explores true crime as it comes to us, upsid…
 
When Karen Allen was 29 years old, she was a wife, a mother of a two year old, and had the whole wide world ahead of her. And then, it all fell apart- and in the space of a breath, her life was completely derailed, and a new one began, when an armed shooter walked into her husband's Crossfit studio, and shot him in the head, killing him instantly. …
 
In this supportive, life-saving resource, the New York Times bestselling author of The Gift of Failure helps parents and educators understand the roots of substance abuse and identify who is most at risk for addiction, and offers practical steps for prevention. Jessica Lahey was born into a family with a long history of alcoholism and drug abuse. D…
 
Meet Zach Gottlieb, the "TEEN Instagrammer" who is getting guys and other teens to talk about their mental health, in particular those issues related to male feelings and toxic masculinity. In this episode, the Two Jess(es) are blown away by this teen's articulate way of expressing his experiences and observations around his own mental health, as h…
 
Gila Pfeffer is more than just the mom who knew too much, she takes the bull by the horns in every part of life, including her health- and she was going to make damned sure she was going to laugh the whole time too! While in the throes of motherhood, Gila, who lost her mother and grandmother in their 40's from breast cancer, found out she did indee…
 
Yep, that's right. The WeSTAT guest this week is JessK- and she is sharing her heart behind her newest project, Neuroversity Podcast- a solo podcast that aims to dive deeper into the areas of neurodivergence, giving a voice to those who might not normally get to speak up and speak out about neurodiversity and all that entails. This episode is infor…
 
This episode is a little different as the Two Jess(es) play a different role. JessK interviews JessB on her newest project, The Project You Collective, along with her two business partners, Rebekah Gregory, survivor of the Boston Marathon Bombings, and Loren Buchanan, creative director and founder of Buchanan Creative Group. A transformational coac…
 
This week, The Two Jess(es) sit down with Rachel Peru, a curvy, silver-haired model, and body confidence activist, hailing from the UK. Rachel started her modeling career at 46, and offers so many insights about body image, aging, and her feelings around honoring her body by wearing beautiful, sexy lingerie. Life is the special occasion- so why wai…
 
You may know her from her years as a part of the cast of Grey's Anatomy- but today Kate Anthony is here to answer (and ask!) some tough questions, in her newest role, a coach and mentor for cis-hetero women who are contemplating divorce and asking one of the most important, and difficult questions of their lives. Should I stay, or should I go? From…
 
Dr. Rachel is BACK. And she is sharing, once again and so generously, her expertise, the latest research, and personal experiences with the WeSTAT community. Jess and Jess first sat down to chat with Dr. Orscheln 18 months ago, and to date, it is still the most highly downloaded episode in WeSTAT history! No one would have guessed that we would be …
 
Anyone out there ever have your kid trigger you when you least expect it? No? Just us? Didn't think so. The Two Jess(es) sit down for a very vulnerable conversation with the hosts of the extremely popular podcast, https://notyourmotherspodcast.co/ as well as their partner in creating Raising Children You Like (https://raisingchildrenyoulike.com/hom…
 
The Two Jess(es) start off Season 3 with a bang, and get really vulnerable about.....their faces. JessB gets really honest about what she sees going on under her eyes, and while way back in Season 1, she waxed poetic about aging and her right to eye bags, she has decided, she's done. In their quest for hearing all sides of the skincare story, and i…
 
Uncertainty, risk, emotional exposure. This (according to the GREAT Brene Brown) is the definition of vulnerability. Sounds like a great way to kick off Season 3, right? In true WeSTAT fashion, the Two Jess(es) have decided to pick a theme to carry them through, along with their guests, this season of conversation and topic exploration. The heavy a…
 
As we approach (what we HOPE!) is a more normal start to the school year, returning to the office IN PERSON, and juggling this *post/mid* COVID life, we are bringing ringmaster of the modern woman's world, Jenn Folsom BACK! Offering many pieces of practical advice on managing the circus of what we call life, Jenn shares her perspective as a working…
 
Do you over-drink? Do you feel ashamed about your drinking habit? Are you concerned that your habit is turning into a problem, especially when 5 o clock rolls around and you reach for that bottle of Pinot without even really thinking about it anymore? Jess and Jess have decided its time to have a conversation about their alcohol habits, and so they…
 
Failure. It's a scary word in general, but when it comes to our kids and letting them 'fail' we are a generation of parents that will go to great lengths to keep that from happening. Maybe it's the way Gen Xers were parented (or not parented) or our need to achieve or just our general fear of upsetting the proverbial apple cart- one thing is clear:…
 
Summer Sabbatical for WeSTAT continues! This time, we revisit one of our favorite episodes about (ahem) one of our favorite places, VAGINA TOWN with Dr. Gopi Pillai- a pelvic health physical therapist who is incredibly knowledgeable about all things having to do with your vagina, and entertaining.as.hell. :-) Dr. Gopi takes this episode to a whole …
 
All through the month of July, The Two Jess(es) will be re-airing some of their favorite conversations from the very beginning of WeSTAT. This particular conversation on motherhood, the high highs, and the low lows- and everything in between, from season one, is definitely one to revisit. Considering this original conversation took place prior to t…
 
Jen Griswold is a woman with a mission, and always has been. From the very beginning of her military career, Jen has been committed to sharing the hard won lessons she has learned with those around her- especially military spouses. With the arrival of children, Jen found herself in the role of "support services" while her husband was deployed, and …
 
After the birth of her daughter, Ilsa Manning left the fragrance industry to focus on her family. After a dinner with girlfriends, Ilsa came home one night with the realization that while her time with her daughter was finite, her potential to model what she was capable of as a mother, a woman, an entrepreneur was in fact not finite- but that the p…
 
From dinners and homework to holiday card photos and summer vacations, Nikki DeBartolo and Ben Heldfond have created a tight-knit, enviable family. They work and play well together, from the smallest daily tasks to the biggest life events—and it only took a divorce to get them there. Though their marriage has been over for over a decade, they still…
 
In celebration of the diversity and accomplishments that have taken place in the LGBQTIA community amidst so much historical adversity and discrimination, the Two Jess(es) have the extreme privilege of sitting down with one of the most thought-provoking journalists working today. Hari Ziyad, author of Black Boy Out of Time, candidly shares their ex…
 
100 Episodes. 100 freaking episodes. The Two Jess(es) are here, for the ONE HUNDREDTH TIME, and bringing one of their most joyful WeSTATers and dear friend, Joey Klei on, to co-host right along with them. Amidst the conversations between TTJ(es) and Joey, past guests from We Should Talk About That, as well as listeners from the WeSTAT community, sh…
 
Betty Hart lives a life of intention. And that intention is what led her down the exploratory road of investigating why we, as a culture, cancel the people we love and who have had a positive impact on our lives, because they espouse something we don't agree, or may hurt us on a spiritual level. Betty proposes that compassion for those we love, and…
 
**Barnyard Language Alert!!!** Listen without little ears present :-) Jess and Jess laugh til they pee their pants with these two podcasters, Jaimie Kelton and Robin Hopkins, co-hosts of "If These Ovaries Could Talk." Lesbians who have had to take a non-traditional approach to building their families, they decided it was high time to start talking …
 
When Dani Sauter decided to take the plunge and leave a government contracting job for a marketing startup, she was challenged creatively and professionally, in ways she hadn't anticipated. She discovered getting up and putting on a red lip and something she felt good in, was the key to opening up the door to her creativity and the start of her unb…
 
It's been a YEAR. Or more, but who's counting? The Two Jess(es) began this podcasting adventure in January of 2020, bright eyed and ready to take the world by storm...And then it ALL CHANGED. Throughout a global pandemic, job loss, homeschooling and just the usual stuff of trying to survive, Jess and Jess have continued to research, read, reach out…
 
When Clair Gill realized there was a foundation set up to 'Save the Bats' but nothing out there to address the needs of menopausal women, she decided it was completely unacceptable, and maybe, there was room for both! Unwilling to go down the menopause rabbit hole quietly, Claire is on a mission to lift the shame and taboo that come with growing ol…
 
In this episode, Jess and Jess sit down for a very honest and difficult conversation with Rebecca McWilliams and Wendy Freedman, both avid supporters and advocates as well as members of the Nicole Addimando Community Defense Committee. Together, they introduce Nikki Addimando, a mother of two, teacher, respected community member, and domestic viole…
 
April is Sexual Violence Awareness Month, and so The Two Jess(es) think it's time for a conversation about Women's safety and how it is absolutely NOT a woman's issue, it's a human right's issue, and Meredith Moore of Greylake Training Solutions is here to educate us all on this crucial issue. And her education approach is for EVERYONE. She works t…
 
Another part of Jess B's life is that as a working professional speaker. She has spent the last several years traveling the country working the speaker's circuit, and through her work, she has had the opportunity to create so many new connections, and the following conversation is a result of those relationships. Annette Brechbill, founder of Brech…
 
Oh, it's just a little white lie. No harm, no foul....right? In this episode, The Two Jess(es) sit down for a fascinating (and inconclusive) conversation with author of Would I Lie To You?, Judi Ketteler. With authentic curiosity, and in the spirit of self-exploration, Judi makes a case, through her writing, and this conversation, for setting inten…
 
This week's episode is a little different from the usual, but it is oh, so , fun! The Two Jess(es) sit down for an entertaining conversation about shopping and all the products you didn't know you needed (and most of them under $20!) with "Gee Thanks, Just Bought It!" podcast host, Caroline Moss. Caroline shares her inspiration for starting a podca…
 
Do you know where your money is coming from? How much is coming in and how much is going out? Who is does your taxes? When is your mortgage due? Is your name on the title of your home? The Two Jess(es) sit down with Monica O'Neill, International Investment Executive, who is passionate about making sure women and girls are literate and well versed i…
 
Just a fun little wrap up to end an incredibly inspiring week of celebrating women! The Two Jess(es) give a rundown on the week's episodes, their thoughts (and feelings, of course!) around the interesting women who have been highlighted: Monday: Cherie Craft of Smart from the Start Tuesday: Holly Seibold of BRAWS (Bringing Resources to Aid Women's …
 
As of 2018, there were approximately 437,283 children in foster care, nationwide. That is a lot of children who may not have someone to advocate on their behalf in court. Our fourth, and final interview highlighting extraordinary women who are making the world a better place, this is grass roots work at it's most fundamental practice. Court Appoint…
 
In our third episode in this series that celebrates the incredible work women are doing for International Women's Week, The Two Jess(es) sit down for a conversation with investigative reporter and NPR's Executive Producer, Jonquilyn Hill about her new podcast Through the Cracks. WAMU's new series investigates the disappearance of 8-year-old Relisha…
 
For this second episode in the We Should Talk About Women Celebration, The Two Jess(es) sit down with Holly Seibold, founder and CEO of the non-profit organization BRAWS (Bringing Resources to Aid Women's Shelters). BRAWS provides pads, tampons, bras and underwear to shelters, schools, prisons, and food pantries to women who may need them. But more…
 
Happy International Women's Day from The Two Jess(es)! In celebration of all the incredible women in the WeSTAT community, our gift to you is the release of one episode every day this week. Jess and Jess have put together an inspiring line up of women who are making a difference in the world around them by practicing the values and virtues of THE I…
 
LADIES. Pop in some ear buds, and get comfy. Dr. Bat Sheva is about to blow your sex socks off, and we're not being metaphorical here! Dr. Bat Sheva, Clinical Director of Maze Women's Sexual Health, breaks it down- why you might not want to be having sex right now- and her newly released book Sex Points: Reclaim your Sex Life with a Multi-Point Sys…
 
Anyone out there considering a divorce (or who knows someone who is) needs to listen to this episode with Alexandria, VA local family law attorney, Donne Colton. In this episode, Donne walks The Two Jess(es) through the intricacies of working through the, often times, devastating experience of divorce, and offers another alternative: an opportunity…
 
It is estimated that over 40 million Americans, and one billion people worldwide suffer from migraine disease. What is migraine disease? And how serious is it? Here to explain from their own personal experiences, this migraine advocate Eileen Brewer and Dr. Joanna Kempner shine a huge spotlight on this terribly common and often debilitating disease…
 
Why do we wait to tell the people we love the most how much they mean to us, until they are gone? In her 2019 TEDx Seattle talk (that immediately went viral) Andrea Driessen, addresses this cultural norm, and challenges it with her own experience as a hospice volunteer. After sitting with people who are making the transition from this life to the n…
 
***Tough Topic Alert*** February 1-7, 2021 is Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week. Child Protective Services substantiates a case of childhood sexual abuse Every NINE MINUTES (9)- and those are just the cases that are reported. We don't talk about it often, loudly, or nearly enough. To raise awareness on this critical issue, The Two Jes…
 
At the age of 41, Rachel Lankester decided to take menopause by the ovaries and do it HER way. When trying for another child, Rachel found out she was actually mid-menopause and after spending time in deep soul searching, decided she was going to turn mid-life on its head and make it cool again! In this episode, TTJ(es) have so much fun talking wit…
 
The last four years of US presidential administration have been a roller coaster. After the events that took place at the US Capitol building a few weeks ago, The Two Jess(es) decide it's time for THAT conversation. The discomfort politics has caused in our collective conversations, the pain it has caused in our lives- Nicky McDonnell recounts the …
 
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