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EPISODE 46

Three Sobriety Memoirs

Memoir deep dive #17

EPISODE 45

Drinking: A Love Story by Caroline Knapp

Memoir deep dive #16

EPISODE 44

Writing Under A Pseudonym

What I've learned from four years as Charlie Bleecker.

EPISODE 43

Life On Delay by John Hendrickson

Memoir deep dive #15

EPISODE 42

How Tracy Austin Broke My Heart by David Foster Wallace

A review of DFW’s review of Tracy Austin’s memoir.

EPISODE 41

My Fair Junkie by Amy Dresner

Memoir deep dive #14

EPISODE 40

Lost & Found by Kathryn Schulz

Memoir deep dive #13

EPISODE 39

In The Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado

Memoir deep dive #12

EPISODE 38

A Life's Work by Rachel Cusk

Memoir deep dive #11

EPISODE 37

Happy New Year!

Sam is back! And Charlie sucks at parenting.

EPISODE 36

The Liars' Club by Mary Karr

Memoir deep dive #10

EPISODE 35

Cheryl Strayed: On Memoir

“The hardest part about memoir is the unfortunate fact that other people exist.”

EPISODE 34

What Remains by Carole Radziwill

Memoir deep dive #9

EPISODE 33

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

Memoir deep dive #8

EPISODE 32

Born Standing Up by Steve Martin

Memoir deep dive #7

EPISODE 31

Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle

Memoir deep dive #6

EPISODE 30

The Tender Bar by J.R. Moehringer

Memoir deep dive #5

EPISODE 29

A Family Visit

Charlie and Sam argue because Charlie wouldn't get out of the kitchen.

EPISODE 28

Viola Davis, Norm Macdonald, and David Sedaris

Memoir deep dive #4

EPISODE 27

Alex Dobrenko

This dude is funny.

EPISODE 26

Crying In H Mart by Michelle Zauner

Memoir deep dive #3

EPISODE 25

Casuals

Charlie and Sam learned about a new term and now they can't stop talking about it.

EPISODE 24

Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey

Memoir deep dive #2

EPISODE 23

We Hired a Personal Chef

And will tell no one.

EPISODE 22

Wild by Cheryl Strayed

Memoir deep dive #1

EPISODE 21

Polina Marinova Pompliano

Charlie forgets to record the first hour of her conversation with Polina. Will she ever recover??

EPISODE 20

Please Stop Laughing

Charlie and Sam get meta about podcasting.

EPISODE 19

A Confession

Charlie hates hates hates hates hates feeling stupid. And she did something really stupid this week.

EPISODE 18

Randy Garman

Let's talk about how much we hate Twitter.

EPISODE 17

Sam Sucks

Sam is quite taken aback when Charlie admits what she really thinks of him during an argument.

EPISODE 16

A Crying Mess

Charlie gets vulnerable in 2023.

EPISODE 15

A Christmas Special!!!

It's the most wonderful time of year when Charlie raps her favorite Christmas carol.

EPISODE 14

Rachel Morris (Our Nanny!)

Rachel joins Charlie and Sam to discuss her sailing adventures, childhood education, talking to kids like they're people, and self-checkout at the grocery store.

EPISODE 13

Welcome to Miami

Charlie and Sam skip town for two nights and meet up with some online friends IRL.

EPISODE 12

OMG My best friend is here!

Charlie and Sam are joined by Charlie's best friend of all time, Kylie.

EPISODE 11

Should we get a butler?

Our first guests are on the podcast! Charlie's college roommate "Ellie" and her husband "Norm" visit the Bleeckers for a weekend getaway with the kids.

EPISODE 10

Happy Mother's Day!

Before the family goes out to dinner at The Melting Pot, Charlie and Sam talk about their successful experiment to not eat sweets for a week.

EPISODE 9

COVID, addicted to sweets and alcohol, and struggles feeding a toddler.

The Bleeckers got COVID. It sucked.

EPISODE 8

The ups and downs of sleep training your baby, and a lullabye.

Charlie ends this episode with a song. You're welcome.

EPISODE 7

Sleep training your baby, a grandparent visit, and money talk.

Charlie shares her hypothesis about sleep training babies.

EPISODE 6

Gearing up for a grandparent visit, news from the pediatrician, and fun with pseudonyms.

Charlie and Sam share something with the listeners they haven't shared with anyone else.

EPISODE 5

Letting the nanny go, Sam loses his shit, and how Charlie and Sam met.

Charlie struggles with her need to be liked and Sam admits a recent parenting fail with the newborn.

EPISODE 4

Charlie's identity crisis, daycare for the win, and an argument.

Charlie and Sam are back! With a baby!

EPISODE 3

The honeymoon phase is over, finding the perfect nanny, and a rich life.

Charlie and Sam got into a massive argument and things got ugly before they eventually (finally) resolved it.

EPISODE 2

Cringe moments, brushing a toddler's teeth, and The Bachelor.

Charlie sticks her foot in her mouth once again and lives to tell the tale.

EPISODE 1

Charlie and Sam kick things off.

Charlie is joined by her husband Sam to rehash their latest argument (it's not Charlie's best look).

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