On Episode 256 of the Mama Bear Dares Podcast, Tesi and Leslie sit down with Monroe Alise to discuss the massive issue of homelessness in the United States. Monroe is a passionate advocate of the homeless through her work with the National Coalition for the Homeless and shares her hard-won wisdom with listeners. She shares her incredible story of resilience and her struggle with mental illness, substance abuse, and homelessness throughout the course of her life as a black, trans woman and has incredible wisdom and experiences to offer listeners. The conversation is from-the-heart as well as informative and inspiring. For complete Show Notes, visit the Mama Bear Dares website.
On Episode 255 of the Mama Bear Dares Podcast, Tesi and Leslie grab their mics in celebration of female friendship. As the season of love and GALentines comes to a close, this episode is a fight song for checking in, staying in touch, and loving each other in a sometimes-chaotic world. They talk about politics, misogeny, the Iowa caucus, parenting, health and healthcare, dancing with the universe, and more. At its heart, this episode is about talking to one another and encouraging others to do the same, because sometimes, in the midst of it all, you really just need to laugh (and maybe cry a little bit, too) with your gal pals. For complete Show Notes, visit the Mama Bear Dares website.
On Episode 254 of the Mama Bear Dares Podcast, Leslie and Tesi sit down with Nadja Streiter, a licensed therapist who specializes in families struggling with gaming and technology overuse. The women spend their time discussing the massive topic of technology use in 2020. It’s a huge topic and Nadja helps equip listeners with tools needed to navigate gaming issues, phone use, and technology. They explore helpful language surrounding the complex topic (“tech like you eat”) and they dive into what we need to know about gaming, the difference between addiction, a hobby or a problem, and how to keep phone use and gaming in balance. It’s a great conversation about an enormous topic. For complete Show Notes, visit the Mama Bear Dares Podcast website.
On Episode 253 of the Mama Bear Dares Podcast, Leslie and Tesi discuss the behemoth company and cultural influencer, Facebook. So many of us live with a love-hate relationship with this social media giant and have conflicted feelings about it’s place in our lives. Leslie and Tesi use this Mama Bear Mini to specifically dive into how Facebook has been a dangerous purveyor of disinformation and how the platform has been used to influence politics and elections and therefore life as we know it. Though there are many discussions to be had about our global culture and Facebook, today’s pod focuses on politics and aims to both educate and prompt listeners to examine their own relationship to social media. For complete Show Notes, visit the Mama Bear Dares website.