Mom Produced Podcasts in Duluth

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When I had my daughter I developed postpartum depression and anxiety. What was even worse than those two diagnoses, was the panic that accompanied them. My panic attacks almost always hit when I was doing one of two things:

1. Driving – even if it was a bright sunny day, with perfect road conditions, and I was headed to meet a bestie for lunch. Sometimes my daughter was with me, sometimes she was not.

2. Getting ready to go to work.

 

a picture from the backseat of the car of a strawberry blonde female driver with a cell phone mounted

 

My behavioral health therapist suggested I try listening to podcasts while I was in the car instead of listening to music. Music is often really familiar to your brain. You can be be-bopping along to your favorite song and your mind can wander at the same time – the panic has a chance to creep in. When you listen to podcasts, usually there is engaging conversation with the hosts (yes, I have my “podcast friends” that I converse with while I am driving in the car), laughter, and sometimes there is even note-taking involved.

Listening to podcasts while driving made a HUGE difference in the frequency of my panic attacks, and today I am happy to report I no longer experience them at all in the car. I listen to every genre of podcasts from self-help, Bachelorette contestant hosted, mom content, to local creatives and business owners’ shows.

Here are 5 local podcasts that are produced by moms right here in Duluth, MN!

The Brilliant Creative – Ang Stockman (Creative business coach)

Cultural Curriculum Chat – Jebeh Edmunds (Multicultural education)

The Goal Digger Podcast – Jenna Kutcher (Business and marketing)

Parent Chat – Mel Alvar (Celebrating the journey of parenthood)

Sharon Says So – Sharon McMahon (Combats political misinformation with non-partisan facts)

Even though this one is not produced by local moms, they have interviewed many Duluth moms in their episodes – I love listening to Finding Fire because I learn a lot about Duluth, and also the women behind many local Duluth businesses.

Our parent company, City Mom Collective, also hosts a podcast called “Just Add Sprinkles: Celebrating Motherhood!” You will hear local Duluth moms share on segments from time to time.


 

Do you listen to any of these podcasts? Are there any that I am missing? Maybe someday in the not so distant future, you will see a podcast produced by Duluth Mom added to the list 🙂

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A lake girl at heart, Andrea is thrilled to be a Duluthian! She lives in the Hillside with her husband, daughter (plus two angel babies that are with them in spirit), and two rescue pups. As a bi-racial and multicultural family, they have hopes and dreams of visiting her husband’s family in South Korea someday soon. Tiny joys that make her heart happy include: doodling, searching for sea glass, coffee with friends, fiber art, plants, a good vintage thrift find, music and great food & drinks. She also finds purpose in serving on the Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Justice (DEIJ) committee at her daughter’s school, and also on City Mom Collective’s Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) committee. You will find her building community, connections and friendships in the northland as the owner of Duluth Mom. She invites you to visit her on Instagram or on LinkedIn.