It's one thing to be invited into the home of a comic, but to see them in the thick of motherhood is, to me, like the spotted owl of documentary conversation. Today's episode is a sort of extreme form of eavesdropping. An audio portrait of the sacred struggle to get a kid to bed with comic, mom, and brilliant facebook satirist Julie Kottakis.
As you'll hear in this episode she offers her life with abandon and pushes nothing. Frankly, I was surprised she allowed me to put some of this audio in here. Having wireless mics on people makes them forget they're on tape sometimes and that yields some very candid moments. The moments people don't talk about like a 5 year old kid that still asks to breastfeed sometimes. I've received permission to use all of it.
It's a very real, very earthy, and absolutely beautiful and generous look at something a lot of us who don't have kids take for granted. And if you don't laugh at this, rot in hell.