Our Mothers Ourselves

By Katie Hafner

Katie Hafner -- longtime New York Times reporter and author of "Mother Daughter Me" -- interviews the offspring of one extraordinary mother. The concept is simple. And sometimes simple turns profound.

  1. 1.
    Barbara Van Dusen, the Jackpot of Moms. A Conversation With Lisa Van Dusen
    35:40
  2. 2.
    Valerie Jarrett, Political Rock Star and Unflappable Mom. A Conversation With Laura Jarrett
    36:12
  3. 3.
    Benter Akoth, Determined to Educate Girls. A Conversation with Enos Magaga.
    30:44
  4. 4.
    Rita Kelly Mullan, Agent of Peaceable Change. A Conversation With Bronagh Hanley
    33:46
  5. 5.
    Molly Luther, Passionate Composer. A Conversation with Meg Luther Lindholm
    30:27
  6. 6.
    Alice Davidson, Send-Back Queen. A Conversation with Sara Davidson
    32:20
  7. 7.
    Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Religious Leader. A Conversation with Erin Prophet
    32:35
  8. 8.
    Where is Mother Mine?
    0:36
  1. 9.
    Luca Di Pietro: Creating community around food. A Conversation with Isabella Di Pietro
    31:06
  2. 10.
    Parental Alienation: When Divorcing Parents Go Too Far
    30:40
  3. 11.
    Linda Heidenreich, A Life Fully Lived. A Conversation with Brittany Zaccagnini
    30:35
  4. 12.
    Bernice Wachter, Mama Bear. A Conversation with Lori Wolfson and Andrea Wachter
    33:27
  5. 13.
    Lorraine Fixler -- The Long Goodbye. Sarah Kuhn on the gradual loss of the vivacious mother she once knew.
    32:41
  6. 14.
    Helene Goldstein Wolff, who saved her children from the Nazis. A conversation with Sonia Levitin
    33:47
  7. 15.
    Nicole Harrison. @AstronautAbby talks about her pragmatic, supportive mom
    33:24
  8. 16.
    Harriet Turkle -- Sherry Turkle's Homage to her Mother, who plays a central role in "The Empathy Diaries"
    36:24
  9. 17.
    A Mother, a Daughter, and Little Choice. A Conversation about China's One-Child Policy (独生子女政策) with Simeng Dai.
    31:26
  10. 18.
    Flora Horne. "She Broke the Cycle." A Conversation with Malaika Horne and Gwen Moore
    32:40
  11. 19.
    Maria Tallchief: By Turns Firebird, Cinderella, Mother, Muse. A Conversation with Elise Paschen
    33:53
  12. 20.
    Lea Alcott's Unerring Support for her Daughter's Golf Passion. A Conversation with Amy Alcott
    28:40
  13. 21.
    Anne Morrow Lindbergh -- "You'll Have the Sky." A Conversation with Reeve Lindbergh
    32:22
  14. 22.
    One of our favorite episodes: Julie Andrews -- She is Our Sunshine. A Conversation with Emma Walton Hamilton
    36:20
  15. 23.
    Tanjeet Basra. Indian Matchmaking and the evolution of a marriage. A Conversation with Gurki Basra
    26:46
  16. 24.
    David Whyte's mother, the lyrical Mary O'Sullivan, whose love radiated like the sun itself.
    38:44
  17. 25.
    Alison Aucoin’s mother, Lynn Evans. The Facebook Post about one Covid death that stands for 404,689 in the U.S. – and counting.
    37:42
  18. 26.
    Rita Waterman, Soul Mother. A conversation with Ariel Leve
    31:38
  19. 27.
    Liz Mitchell – Manual Not Included. A Conversation with Biz Mitchell.
    35:45
  20. 28.
    "What Would Betta Do?" Betta Ehrenfeld – A Gracious Southern Lady with an opinion or two...or three...
    32:06
  21. 29.
    Costanza Pascolato – Fashion Icon. A Conversation with Consuelo Blocker (Uma conversa com Consuelo Blocker)
    32:12
  22. 30.
    Audre Lorde's The Cancer Journals, 40 years on. A conversation with Elizabeth Lorde-Rollins
    33:56
  23. 31.
    Julie Andrews – She Is Our Sunshine – An Interview with Emma Walton Hamilton
    35:04
  24. 32.
    Alice Waters of Chez Panisse – Cooking is an Act of Love. A Conversation with Fanny Singer
    33:24
  25. 33.
    Celia Amster Bader – "The Bravest and Strongest Person I Have Known." - RBG
    39:24
  26. 34.
    Erin Brockovich Redux -- Where *did* she get that gumption?
    29:22
  27. 35.
    Geraldine Ferraro, Part Two -- Trailblazer. A Conversation with Donna Zaccaro
    24:38
  28. 36.
    Geraldine Ferraro, Part One – Trailblazer for Kamala Harris. An interview with Donna Zaccaro
    33:02
  29. 37.
    Rhoda Barney Jenkins -- What do you do when Elizabeth Cady Stanton happens to be your great-grandmother?
    34:14
  30. 38.
    Bella Abzug -- A Woman's Place is in The House. A Conversation with Liz Abzug.
    34:25
  31. 39.
    Kathleen Collins -- Lost Love Part 2. Critical edition.
    31:34
  32. 40.
    Kathleen Collins -- Lost Love. An Interview with Nina Collins
    34:50
  33. 41.
    Gloria Blythe's Invisible Love for Her Children, and Her Less Invisible Passion for the Tar Heels
    28:00
  34. 42.
    Lillian Yonally -- World War II WASP -- "Why choose a man over a plane?"
    30:10
  35. 43.
    Erin Brockovich has her mom, B.J. Pattee, to thank for her "stick-to-itive-ness."
    29:09
  36. 44.
    Michiko Miki Gorman: New York City and Boston Marathon winner. A Conversation with Danielle Mika Nagel
    28:21
  37. 45.
    Talmadge E. King Sr.: "If Your Father Builds a Wooden House..."
    40:56
  38. 46.
    Marsha Emanuel, mother of Ezekiel, Ari, and Rahm Emanuel
    33:45
  39. 47.
    Athena Linos (Αθηνά Λινού) -- Paying It Forward (Twice Over)
    31:00
  40. 48.
    Helen Stark -- How Did She Pull That Off?
    25:06
  41. 49.
    Anne Halley -- Feminist Poet and Mother of Three
    31:48
  42. 50.
    California Assembly Member Shirley Weber's mother, Mildred Nash -- Eight Children and a Giving Hand
    28:33

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