January 17, 2023

Natasha Leggero: Parenting at the End of the World

Natasha Leggero (actress, writer, comedian, author of The World Deserves My Children) opens up about how she arrived to her unique parenting journey later in life and provides an honest approach to parenting and "geriatric" pregnancy. She discusses the impact of her father leaving the family at an early age before he married her mom’s best friend, and what it was like to help raise her younger siblings as a child herself. Natasha reveals what she wishes more people knew about the egg-freezing process, merging her life as a career woman with caring for a child, and the importance of finding the right partner to parent with. Mayim and Natasha compare parenting styles and consider the challenges of parenting in the face of environmental panic. They discuss reasons some might not want to have children, why kids crave structure, and why we shouldn’t condition children with fear.

Theme Song Written, Produced, and Performed by Ed Robertson. Mixed by Kenny Luong.
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Natasha Leggero

Comedian, Actress, Writer

Mayim Bialik


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Guest References

Natasha Leggero's Book: The World Deserves My Children
A laugh-out-loud funny collection of insightful and razor-sharp essays on motherhood in our post-apocalyptic world from comedian Natasha Leggero.
The Endless Honeymoon Podcast
Natasha Leggero and Moshe Kasher, married comedians, are using their hilariously hard-won wisdom on relationships and building on their hit Netflix special to help others by offering love advice to callers while simultaneously examining the ups and downs of their own relationship!
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Watch The Honeymoon Standup Special
First comes love, then comes babies, then comes the part where you roast complete strangers. Join Natasha Leggero and Moshe Kasher for The Honeymoon Standup Special now streaming on Netflix.
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(Episode) Moshe Kasher: Nature vs. Nurture, Rebirth Through Raves & Systems of Betrayal
Moshe Kasher, stand-up comedian and author of Mayim’s favorite memoir ‘Kasher in the Rye,’ talks about his experience through childhood growing up with deaf parents and the mixed emotions of independence, embarrassment, and rage that came with it. Mayim and Moshe explore the idea of the chicken and the egg when it came to his therapy early in life.
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