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People with Parents Podcast

The relationship with our parents is probably the most complicated one we’ll have and yet no one ever teaches us how to navigate it, especially when our parents get old. People with Parents is the personal story telling/interview podcast where we can talk about, figure out, and laugh about the role reversal and ever-changing relationship between adult children and their parents. - Created by Leighann Lord
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"We make them parents. They make us people. Crazy people."

Created by comedian & author Leighann Lord

Jun 25, 2018

In This Episode of People with Parents…

I tackle the topic of the immigrant children who have been separated at the southern border from their parents who are immigrating/seeking asylum in the United States. 

 

ABOUT PEOPLE WITH PARENTS
People with Parents is podcast is where I share stories about the role reversal and ever-changing relationship between adult children and their aging parents. If you can relate, or know someone who can, please share. Subscribe to and review the podcast on iTunes (StitcherGoogle Play) and like the People with Parents Facebook Page.
 
It’s lived, written, and produced by stand-up comedian and author Leighann Lord: Daughter with a capital D. Visit her at VeryFunnyLady.com. Music by the Jazz Lounge Project. 
  
Twitter: @LeighannLord
 
 
Jun 14, 2018

In This Episode of People with Parents…

“And I’m leaving on a jet plane. I don’t know when I’ll be back again…”  I follow my therapist’s advice and take a much-needed vacation. My destination: an all-inclusive resort in the Dominican Republic.

 

ABOUT PEOPLE WITH PARENTS 

People with Parents is a podcast where I share stories about the role reversal and ever-changing relationship between adult children and their aging parents. If you can relate, or know someone who can, please share. Subscribe to and review the podcast on iTunes (StitcherGoogle Play) and like the People with Parents Facebook Page.

It’s lived, written, and produced by stand-up comedian and author Leighann Lord: Daughter with a capital D. Visit her at VeryFunnyLady.com. Music by the Jazz Lounge Project. 

 

RESOURCES

Help & Humor for Caretakers

http://www.veryfunnylady.com/resources-for-caregivers.html

 

CONTACT

Email: LeighannLord@gmail.com

Twitter: @LeighannLord

See more at http://www.PeoplewithParents.com

 

 

May 9, 2018

In This Episode of People with Parents…

It’s never a dull moment at the Urban Shady Pines. The simple act of trying to get my cable box fixed is anything but. And I learn that time is not only relative but also depends on your relatives.

 

About the People with Parents

 

 

ABOUT PEOPLE WITH PARENTS

People with Parents is a podcast where I share stories about the role reversal and ever-changing relationship between adult children and their aging parents. If you can relate, or know someone who can, please share. Subscribe to and review the podcast on iTunes (StitcherGoogle Play) and like the People with Parents Facebook Page.

 

It’s lived, written, and produced by stand-up comedian and author Leighann Lord: Daughter with a capital D. Visit her at VeryFunnyLady.com. Music by the Jazz Lounge Project. 

 

RESOURCES

Help & Humor for Caretakers

http://www.veryfunnylady.com/resources-for-caregivers.html

 

CONTACT

Email: LeighannLord@gmail.com

Twitter: @LeighannLord

See more at http://www.PeoplewithParents.com

 

Feb 28, 2018

This episode of People with Parents is a throwback. I talk about registering to vote at 17, voting with My Parents for the first time, the political education they gave me, and voting with them back in 2008! And yes, I managed to tie it in with Black Panther. Happy Black History Month!

 

ABOUT PEOPLE WITH PARENTS
 
People with Parents is a podcast where I share stories about the role reversal and ever-changing relationship between adult children and their aging parents. If you can relate, or know someone who can, please share. Subscribe to and review the podcast on iTunes (StitcherGoogle Play) and like the People with Parents Facebook Page.
 
It’s lived, written, and produced by stand-up comedian and author Leighann Lord: Daughter with a capital D. Visit her at VeryFunnyLady.com. Music by the Jazz Lounge Project. 
 
RESOURCES
Help & Humor for Caretakers
http://www.veryfunnylady.com/resources-for-caregivers.html
 
CONTACT
Email: LeighannLord@gmail.com
Twitter: @LeighannLord
See more at http://www.PeoplewithParents.com

 

Jan 25, 2018
In This Episode of People with Parents…
An early morning medical emergency sends me and me Dad out on a very cold January day. I'm dressed for winter. He's dressed for spring. Let the games begin.
 
 
ABOUT PEOPLE WITH PARENTS
 
People with Parents is a podcast where I share stories about the role reversal and ever-changing relationship between adult children and their aging parents. If you can relate, or know someone who can, please share. Subscribe to and review the podcast on iTunes (StitcherGoogle Play) and like the People with Parents Facebook Page.
 
It’s lived, written, and produced by stand-up comedian and author Leighann Lord: Daughter with a capital D. Visit her at VeryFunnyLady.com. Music by the Jazz Lounge Project. 
 
RESOURCES
Help & Humor for Caretakers
http://www.veryfunnylady.com/resources-for-caregivers.html
 
CONTACT
Email: LeighannLord@gmail.com
Twitter: @LeighannLord
See more at http://www.PeoplewithParents.com

 

Dec 2, 2017

Sub Subtitle: Dementia Sucks

In This Episode of People with Parents…
I reveal why I doesn’t talk much about my Mom on the show and how difficult it is to accept and deal with her dementia.

MENTIONS:

Ode to Mother written by Tim Congdon.

Read by Keith Strunk

 

ABOUT PEOPLE WITH PARENTS
 
People with Parents is a podcast where I share stories about the role reversal and ever-changing relationship between adult children and their aging parents. If you can relate, or know someone who can, please share. Subscribe to and review the podcast on iTunes (StitcherGoogle Play) and like the People with Parents Facebook Page.
 
It’s lived, written, and produced by stand-up comedian and author Leighann Lord: Daughter with a capital D. Visit her at VeryFunnyLady.com. Music by the Jazz Lounge Project. 
 
RESOURCES
Help & Humor for Caretakers
http://www.veryfunnylady.com/resources-for-caregivers.html
 
CONTACT
Email: LeighannLord@gmail.com
Twitter: @LeighannLord
See more at http://www.PeoplewithParents.com
Nov 18, 2017
In This Episode of People with Parents…

At the suggestion of a Facebook Friend of the Show, I share the story about how my parent’s refrigerator broke down and so did family communication.

 

MENTIONS:

The Working Mother's Mentor Podcast with guest Leighann Lord. http://apple.co/2mtsmHF

 

People With Parents:
Episode 4 https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/daddy-issues/id1135645307?i=1000377405783&mt=2

 

ABOUT PEOPLE WITH PARENTS
People with Parents is a podcast where I share stories about the role reversal and ever-changing relationship between adult children and their aging parents. If you can relate, or know someone who can, please share. Subscribe to and review the podcast on iTunes (StitcherGoogle Play) and like the People with Parents Facebook Page.
 
It’s lived, written, and produced by stand-up comedian and author Leighann Lord: Daughter with a capital D. Visit her at VeryFunnyLady.com. Music by the Jazz Lounge Project. 
 
RESOURCES
Help & Humor for Caretakers
http://www.veryfunnylady.com/resources-for-caregivers.html
 
CONTACT
Email: LeighannLord@gmail.com
Twitter: @LeighannLord
See more at http://www.PeoplewithParents.com

 

Nov 2, 2017
In This Episode of People with Parents…

I talk about how my Dad’s smart phone focus was a dumb and potentially dangerous idea.

 

 

ARTICLE:

Older Adults and Technology Use

http://www.pewinternet.org/2014/04/03/older-adults-and-technology-use/

 

Aging in Place: Technology Watch

https://www.ageinplacetech.com/blog/smartphone-usage-older-adults-why

Episode Tags: #SmartPhone #iPhone #AccessARide #NYC #HomeAttendant #FidgetSpinner #Android

 

ABOUT PEOPLE WITH PARENTS
 
People with Parents is a podcast where I share stories about the role reversal and ever-changing relationship between adult children and their aging parents. If you can relate, or know someone who can, please share. Subscribe to and review the podcast on iTunes (StitcherGoogle Play) and like the People with Parents Facebook Page.
 
It’s lived, written, and produced by stand-up comedian and author Leighann Lord: Daughter with a capital D. Visit her at VeryFunnyLady.com. Music by the Jazz Lounge Project. 
 
RESOURCES
Help & Humor for Caretakers
http://www.veryfunnylady.com/resources-for-caregivers.html
 
CONTACT
Email: LeighannLord@gmail.com
Twitter: @LeighannLord
See more at http://www.PeoplewithParents.com
Oct 13, 2017

In This Episode of People with Parents…

I share about how the Proper Telephone Etiquette and Good Home Training I received as a kid is helping me do one of the things I dislike the most: talking on the phone with doctor’s offices, pharmacies, insurance companies, and everybody.

  

ARTICLE:

There’s No Training Like Home Training

http://madamenoire.com/721034/theres-no-training-like-home-training/

 

BOOK:

Basic Black: Home Training for Modern Times 

https://www.amazon.com/Basic-Black-Training-Modern-Times/dp/0385484348

 

 

ABOUT PEOPLE WITH PARENTS
 
People with Parents is a podcast where I share stories about the role reversal and ever-changing relationship between adult children and their aging parents. If you can relate, or know someone who can, please share. Subscribe to and review the podcast on iTunes (StitcherGoogle Play) and like the People with Parents Facebook Page.
 
It’s lived, written, and produced by stand-up comedian and author Leighann Lord: Daughter with a capital D. Visit her at VeryFunnyLady.com. Music by the Jazz Lounge Project. 
 
RESOURCES
Help & Humor for Caretakers
http://www.veryfunnylady.com/resources-for-caregivers.html
 
CONTACT
Email: LeighannLord@gmail.com
Twitter: @LeighannLord
See more at http://www.PeoplewithParents.com
Oct 2, 2017

In This Episode of People with Parents…

I talk about the clip of my performance that was included in the Netflix Def Comedy Jam 25th Anniversary Special; and I reveals what makes that show special for me and my Parents.

  

ARTICLE:

Def Comedy Jam’s 25th Anniversary: Honored & Still Inspired

http://www.veryfunnylady.com/blog/def-comedy-jams-25th-anniversary-honored-still-inspired

 

ABOUT PEOPLE WITH PARENTS
 
People with Parents is a podcast where I share stories about the role reversal and ever-changing relationship between adult children and their aging parents. If you can relate, or know someone who can, please share. Subscribe to and review the podcast on iTunes (StitcherGoogle Play) and like the People with Parents Facebook Page.
 
It’s lived, written, and produced by stand-up comedian and author Leighann Lord: Daughter with a capital D. Visit her at VeryFunnyLady.com. Music by the Jazz Lounge Project. 
 
RESOURCES
Help & Humor for Caretakers
http://www.veryfunnylady.com/resources-for-caregivers.html
 
CONTACT
Email: LeighannLord@gmail.com
Twitter: @LeighannLord
See more at http://www.PeoplewithParents.com
Sep 21, 2017

In This Episode of People with Parents…

I have an impromptu, live interview with comedic storyteller Sue Schmidt and comedian Jane Condon. We are in the dressing room after our closing night show at the Peterborough Players Theater in New Hampshire. I got to commiserate with, Sue who has 20 years in the caregiving game, first with her father and now her mother. And Jane reminded us where the sweet spots in caregiving can be. 

Please find and follow these funny ladies!

Susanne Schmidt MS, LCMHC is an organizational consultant, standup comic and master storyteller. A Moth Story Slam winner, host, and regional producer, Susanne was named the “Best of Valley” in the New England Public Radio Valley Voices Grand Slam. She is a seven-time Extempo champion and a national performer who has appeared in the Boston Women in Comedy Festival, the Toronto SheDot Festival, and the Arctic Entries Main Stage in Anchorage Alaska. Susanne is a teaching artist at the Flynn Theater in Burlington Vermont and travels the country teaching people how to take the funny and poignant events of our lives and turn them into stories that heal, inspire, and entertain listeners. She is the mother of two amazing sons who prefer that she stop talking about them publically. For more information, visit her at sueschmidtcomedy.com.

 

Comedian Jane Condon won Audience Favorite (NY) on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.” She has also appeared on the “The View,” “24,” and “The Today Show.” The Associated Press calls her “an uppercrust Roseanne.” Her acclaimed one-person Off-Broadway show is called

“Janie Condon: Raw & Unchained!” She was the 2011 Commencement Speaker at Wellesley College. Check her out at janecondon.com

 

ARTICLE

Should your elderly parents keep driving?

http://www.wtvm.com/story/33612527/special-report-should-your-elderly-parents-keep-driving

 

SPECIAL THANKS

Peterborough Players Theater

http://www.peterboroughplayers.org

 

ABOUT PEOPLE WITH PARENTS
People with Parents is a podcast where I share stories about the role reversal and ever-changing relationship between adult children and their aging parents. If you can relate, or know someone who can, please share. Subscribe to and review the podcast on iTunes (StitcherGoogle Play) and like the People with Parents Facebook Page.
 
It’s lived, written, and produced by stand-up comedian and author Leighann Lord: Daughter with a capital D. Visit her at VeryFunnyLady.com. Music by the Jazz Lounge Project. 
 
RESOURCES
Help & Humor for Caretakers
http://www.veryfunnylady.com/resources-for-caregivers.html
 
CONTACT
Email: LeighannLord@gmail.com
Twitter: @LeighannLord
See more at http://www.PeoplewithParents.com
 
 
 
Sep 12, 2017

In This Episode of People with Parents

I reboot the podcast and share “what had happened,” why I'm back, and my hopes for the future. (Hint: It includes you.)

 

 

ARTICLE

Suddenly, They’re All Gone https://newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/22/suddenly-theyre-all-gone/

 

 

SPECIAL THANKS
Sargent (introduction)

Arthur Pugh https://www.agpvo.com (email)

 

ABOUT PEOPLE WITH PARENTS
People with Parents is a podcast where I share stories about the role reversal and ever-changing relationship between adult children and their aging parents. If you can relate, or know someone who can, please share. Subscribe to and review the podcast on iTunes (StitcherGoogle Play) and like the People with Parents Facebook Page.
 
It’s lived, written, and produced by stand-up comedian and author Leighann Lord: Daughter with a capital D. Visit her at VeryFunnyLady.com. Music by the Jazz Lounge Project. 
 
RESOURCES
Help & Humor for Caretakers
http://www.veryfunnylady.com/resources-for-caregivers.html
 
CONTACT
Email: LeighannLord@gmail.com
Twitter: @LeighannLord
See more at http://www.PeoplewithParents.com

 

Nov 1, 2016

In This Episode of People with Parents…

My refrigerator breaks down and so does the refrigerator repairman.

 

ARTICLES

The Truth About 'Daddy Issues' by Ian Lang

http://www.askmen.com/news/dating/the-truth-about-daddy-issues.html

 

Why Do So Many Politicians Have Daddy Issues? by Barron YoungSmith

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2012/08/absent_fathers_political_leaders_like_bill_clinton_ronald_reagan_gerald_ford_and_paul_ryan_often_develop_coping_mechanisms_in_childhood_that_may_make_them_effective_leaders_.html

 

6 Signs You’re a Man With Daddy Issues by Jon Beaty

https://goodmenproject.com/families/6-signs-youre-a-man-with-daddy-issues-kcon/

 

ABOUT PEOPLE WITH PARENTS
People with Parents is a podcast where I share stories about the role reversal and ever-changing relationship between adult children and their aging parents. If you can relate, or know someone who can, please share. Subscribe to and review the podcast on iTunes (StitcherGoogle Play) and like the People with Parents Facebook Page.
 
It’s lived, written, and produced by stand-up comedian and author Leighann Lord: Daughter with a capital D. Visit her at VeryFunnyLady.com. Music by the Jazz Lounge Project. 
 
RESOURCES
Help & Humor for Caretakers
http://www.veryfunnylady.com/resources-for-caregivers.html
 
CONTACT
Email: LeighannLord@gmail.com
Twitter: @LeighannLord
See more at http://www.PeoplewithParents.com
Sep 25, 2016

In This Episode of People with Parents…

I share a story about getting that dreaded middle of the night emergency phone call. Spoiler Alert: it wasn’t somebody calling to tell me where the party’s at. #RoleReversal

ABOUT PEOPLE WITH PARENTS
 
People with Parents is a podcast where I share stories about the role reversal and ever-changing relationship between adult children and their aging parents. If you can relate, or know someone who can, please share. Subscribe to and review the podcast on iTunes (StitcherGoogle Play) and like the People with Parents Facebook Page.
 
It’s lived, written, and produced by stand-up comedian and author Leighann Lord: Daughter with a capital D. Visit her at VeryFunnyLady.com. Music by the Jazz Lounge Project. 
 
RESOURCES
Help & Humor for Caretakers
http://www.veryfunnylady.com/resources-for-caregivers.html
 
CONTACT
Email: LeighannLord@gmail.com
Twitter: @LeighannLord
See more at http://www.PeoplewithParents.com
Aug 21, 2016

In This Episode of People with Parents…

I share a story about the air conditioner wars being waged this summer in our multigenerational house. It gets hot; and not in a good way.

 

[ARTICLE] Hot Weather Tips

https://www.caregiver.org/hot-weather-tips

 

[ARTICLE] Elderly Ignore Heat Warnings – Because They’re Not Old

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/43761917/ns/health-aging/t/elderly-ignore-heat-warnings-because-theyre-not-old/#.V7m_RZMrKwQ

 

[BONUS LINK]Air Conditioner Wars

https://www.agingcare.com/Questions/How-do-you-convince-an-elderly-person-who-is-always-cold-to-turn-on-air-conditioning-in-summer-158423.htm

 

ABOUT PEOPLE WITH PARENTS
People with Parents is a podcast where I share stories about the role reversal and ever-changing relationship between adult children and their aging parents. If you can relate, or know someone who can, please share. Subscribe to and review the podcast on iTunes (StitcherGoogle Play) and like the People with Parents Facebook Page.
 
It’s lived, written, and produced by stand-up comedian and author Leighann Lord: Daughter with a capital D. Visit her at VeryFunnyLady.com. Music by the Jazz Lounge Project. 
 
RESOURCES
Help & Humor for Caretakers
http://www.veryfunnylady.com/resources-for-caregivers.html
 
CONTACT
Email: LeighannLord@gmail.com
Twitter: @LeighannLord
See more at http://www.PeoplewithParents.com
Aug 7, 2016

In This Episode of People with Parents…

I share a story about my parental tech challenges; and why maybe it’s better to let the Luddite win.

On the Blog: Old Dogs, New Tricks: Why Seniors Have Trouble with Technology by Melanie Haiken

 

 

ABOUT PEOPLE WITH PARENTS
People with Parents is a podcast where I share stories about the role reversal and ever-changing relationship between adult children and their aging parents. If you can relate, or know someone who can, please share. Subscribe to and review the podcast on iTunes (StitcherGoogle Play) and like the People with Parents Facebook Page.
 
It’s lived, written, and produced by stand-up comedian and author Leighann Lord: Daughter with a capital D. Visit her at VeryFunnyLady.com. Music by the Jazz Lounge Project. 
 
RESOURCES:
Help & Humor for Caretakers
http://www.veryfunnylady.com/resources-for-caregivers.html
 
CONTACT
Email: LeighannLord@gmail.com
Twitter: @LeighannLord
See more at http://www.PeoplewithParents.com
Jul 18, 2016

Welcome to the debut episode of People with Parents! The relationship with our parents is probably the most complicated` one we’ll have and yet no one ever teaches us how to navigate it, especially when our parents get old. People with Parents is the personal story telling podcast where can talk about, figure out, and laugh about the role reversal that happens between adult children and their aging parents. 

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ABOUT PEOPLE WITH PARENTS
People with Parents is a podcast where I share stories about the role reversal and ever-changing relationship between adult children and their aging parents. If you can relate, or know someone who can, please share. Subscribe to and review the podcast on iTunes (StitcherGoogle Play) and like the People with Parents Facebook Page.
 
It’s lived, written, and produced by stand-up comedian and author Leighann Lord: Daughter with a capital D. Visit her at VeryFunnyLady.com. Music by the Jazz Lounge Project. 
 
RESOURCES
Help & Humor for Caretakers
http://www.veryfunnylady.com/resources-for-caregivers.html
 
Email: LeighannLord@gmail.com
Twitter: @LeighannLord
See more at http://www.PeoplewithParents.com
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