Friday, October 27th 2017

The return of PERIOD Podcast!

Excerpt: PERIOD returns for a new season!

Summary: It’s been a bit. I’ve been pregnant, had a kid, had a bunch of complications, gone on leave, and now I’m finally starting to put together some great episodes for you. The first episode drops November 3rd 2017. I’ve also got a sponsor for this season – I can’t wait to tell you all about our giveaway and affiliate program!

In the meantime, subscribe to PERIOD so you don’t miss an episode! Subscribing, especially on iTunes, helps us a ton with promoting the podcast and getting the word out to more people. So does leaving a review, so please do that too!

Check out my new Patreon page for ways to support this podcast. Help me make beautiful things!

Finally, you can also find information about the podcast at Period Podcast on Facebook.

Want a better PERIOD?

Call or write me! I am collecting three things right now: first period stories, perimenopausal stories, and lochia (postpartum bleeding) stories. Leave me a voicemail with either or both at 262-PERIOD-2 (262-737-4632). Don’t forget to tell me how to contact you if you don’t mind my following up.

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I can’t wait to hear what you think! Thanks for listening!

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Friday, December 23rd 2016

PERIOD Episode 12: Listen with your grandma

Excerpt: I talk to Dr. Molly Fox about why grandmas are cool, and you should listen to this episode with her.

Summary: Thank you so much to the hundreds and hundreds of you who have been listening to this podcast! This has been a great first season and I look forward to many more.

For this last episode of season one, I am please to get to introduce Dr. Molly Fox. Dr. Fox is an Assistant Professor of Biological Anthropology at UCLA. Her research focuses on maternal and grandmaternal transgenerational transmission of genes, phenotypes, life-history patterns, and disease risk within the frameworks of evolutionary and developmental biology. She is interested in the acute and long-term effects of pregnancy and lactation on women’s physiology and disease etiology, and how the life experiences of mothers may become biologically embedding in ways that influence fetal and infant developmental trajectories.

Most of our focus today will be on grandmothers, the evolution of menopause, and the evolution of humans’ long post-menopausal lifespan. It’s the holidays, so if you are with family, I’d really encourage you to listen to this one with the mothers, aunts, grandmothers, nieces, or daughters in your life.

Subscribe to PERIOD so you don’t miss an episode! Subscribing, especially on iTunes, helps us a ton with promoting the podcast and getting the word out to more people. So does leaving a review, so please do that too! There WILL be bonus content between seasons, so you definitely want to subscribe.

Do you want to be a patron, or is there someone on your shopping list who would want to be? Check out my new Patreon page for ways to support this podcast. Help me make beautiful things!

Finally, you can also find information about the podcast at Period Podcast on Facebook.

Want a better PERIOD?

Call or write me! I am collecting two things right now: your period questions, and first period stories. Leave me a voicemail with either or both at 262-PERIOD-2 (262-737-4632). Don’t forget to tell me how to contact you if you don’t mind my following up.

Other ways to contact me:

I can’t wait to hear what you think! Thanks for listening!

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Friday, December 16th 2016

PERIOD Episode 11: Hormones make it rain

Excerpt: Scicurious, also known as Dr. Bethany Brookshire, chats with Kate about PMS and PMDD.

Summary: GUYS SCI IS HERE. Scicurious, also known as Dr. Bethany Brookshire, has a PhD in Physiology and Pharmacology from the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. She is now a writer at Science News, and the science education writer with Science News for Students and Society for Science and the Public. Dr. Brookshire is also a blogger, which is how we met years ago, and a podcaster and host with Science for the People. Dr. Brookshire was the first person I turned to when I wanted to start my own podcast, and her advice has been crucial to me at several points this year. You can attribute many of the good things of this podcast to her, and none of the bad.

Dr. Bethany Brookshire, science communicator extraordinaire.

In this episode, Sci and I talk about premenstrual syndrome and premenstrual dysphoric syndrome. Both of us have written extensively on the topic, but we focus in particular on two times in the last few years we were compelled to tag team a particular article. Here are the posts so you can follow along:

Tag-team number one on brain activity and PMDD:

Tag-team number two on women feeling premenstrual “hostility” towards infertile partners:

And… here’s one more piece on the concept of PMS as a culturally-bound syndrome, from me: Feedback Loops: the Biology and Culture of Premenstrual Experience.

Subscribe to PERIOD so you don’t miss an episode! Subscribing, especially on iTunes, helps us a ton with promoting the podcast and getting the word out to more people. So does leaving a review, so please do that too!

Do you want to be a patron, or is there someone on your shopping list who would want to be? Check out my new Patreon page for ways to support this podcast. Help me make beautiful things!

Finally, you can also find information about the podcast at Period Podcast on Facebook.

Want a better PERIOD?

Call or write me! I am collecting two things right now: your period questions, and first period stories. Leave me a voicemail with either or both at 262-PERIOD-2 (262-737-4632). Don’t forget to tell me how to contact you if you don’t mind my following up.

Other ways to contact me:

I can’t wait to hear what you think! Thanks for listening!

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