Parenting is a Joke

You know when you talk to your friends about your childhood and end it by saying, "But look at us, we're fine!" Here's my question: Are we fine? Because we're sitting here doused in CBD oil under a weighted blanket recording a podcast called Parenting is a Joke. Each week, host and standup Ophira Eisenberg talks to a different comedian about their career and their kids. Conversations tackle the tooth fairy, eating sticks, summer camp anxiety, the hidden horrors of childbirth, and the obvious horrors of our own childhoods. We celebrate the absurdity of shuffling a career with raising a kid, highlight less traditional parenthood journeys, all while relishing in the fact that no one knows what they're doing, but we're all trying! Sometimes even our best. Co-produced by Pretty Good Friends and iHeartPodcasts. New episodes every Tuesday.

00:37:47 2022-12-06
Rachel Bloom and Ophira talk about her TV show Reboot, kids names, and the grossest childhood virus: Hand-foot-mouth. Professor Emily Oster also drops in and confirms we did NOT break our kid the day we let him watch 19 Paw Patrol episodes in a row.See om...
00:35:16 2022-11-29
Chuck Bryant and Ophira talk about adoption, letting their kids watch the Godfather, and being "older" parents. Emily Oster also pops in for a quick chat about working parents and stuffing eggs into socks.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy informatio...
00:32:04 2022-11-22
Mary Lynn Rajskub and Ophira talk about the TV show 24, dating, and what it’s like to parent a teenage boy. Mary Lynn also shares the secret recipe of Denny’s ranch dressing and unrelated, why her son has never been to one of her comedy shows.See omny...
00:35:36 2022-11-15
Chris Gethard and Ophira talk about germs, septic tanks, and what it means to be cool when you're a parent. Dr. Emily Oster also joins for a quick chat about sleep training and cheap pinot noir.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....
00:30:58 2022-11-08
Eugene Mirman and Ophira discuss grief and how kids can help navigate hard conversations thanks to their curiosity and short attention spans. They also talk about Eugene's 2.1 high school GPA and his not-so-anonymous experience at the sperm bank.See omnys...
00:38:18 2022-11-01
Catherine Reitman and Ophira talk about gaslighting their children, the inspiration for Workin' Moms and Reitman's "no lame parents" rule for her kids' playdates. They also find out why a doctor advised parents to shake hands with their babies and feed th...
00:30:29 2022-10-25
Roy Wood Jr. and Ophira talk about the Daily Show, parenting during the pandemic and Delta skymiles. They also examine the philosophical musings of Winnie the Pooh and how not to raise a future standup comedian.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy info...
00:33:08 2022-10-18
Jessi Klein and Ophira discuss whether you can digest chalk, why their kids won’t eat a cherry tomato, how the details of childbirth are still whispered secrets and that motherhood is the real hero’s journey. They also cover Jessi’s hilarious new bo...
00:01:39 2022-10-11
Your kid doesn’t think you’re funny. Learn more hard truths on Parenting is a Joke with comedian and host, Ophira Eisenberg.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.