Call Your Grandmother

Call Your Grandmother

Freshly minted Ambie Award nominees Rita and Ellin prove that EVERYONE needs a Jewish grandmother! You know, a sassy woman who's lived to the fullest, tells it to you straight and wants nothing more than to fix you up, spoil you with love, and send you home with some matzo ball soup! If you don’t have a Bubbe of your own, you can borrow our hosts! They’ll introduce you to some less-than traditional grandmothers and the unbreakable bonds each one has with their favorite grandchildren. Through intimate conversations, they’ll share hard-earned wisdom from lives well-lived. Whether it’s flying planes and touring Vietnam or dating around and kissing Elvis, nothing is off the table for these daring women. They’ll leave you laughing, commiserating, and inspired to live life to the fullest, no matter how old you are.

Episodes

June 23, 2022 45 min

Sue Poster, the original inspiration for Call Your Grandmother, is back! This time, she’s joined by co-thespian and grandson Jed Levinson, who has a bone to pick after listening to Season 1 and discovering that he doesn’t seem to be the favorite grandchild. Show tunes, prank calls, and a trip to WrestleMania weave through the story of this hilarious pair of Call Your Grandmother anti-heroes.

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Legendary singer and actress Connie Stevens – a favorite of our hosts Rita and Ellin – has a beautiful bond with her eldest grandchild Skylar, who draws her out on kissing Elvis, being shorter than Sammy Davis Jr. and whether or not she had a fling with Neil Armstrong after the moon landing.  Skylar’s grounded sense of humor and work ethic as she follows in Connie’s larger than life footsteps are a testament to Connie’s steadfast f...

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June 9, 2022 34 min

From learning to fly, to riding a white horse, to becoming friends with Michael Jordan, Mamaw’s audacious good humor has influenced her adored grandson Will to live with the same dauntless spirit – from starting Mental Floss with his friend Mangesh out of their college dorm room to becoming COO of iHeart’s Podcast Network. Join Rita and Ellin as they welcome our first Southern grandmother to the show with open arms – you’ll come aw...

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June 2, 2022 40 min

Cosmetics pioneer Adrien Arpel's fearless work ethic rubbed off early on her entrepreneur granddaughter Ashley - in fact the two are nearly identical. Equally adept at deciphering texts from boys, battling over Halloween costumes, and falling in love at first sight, this incredible pair show true grit for life and admiration for each other in equal boundless measure.

 

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May 26, 2022 8 min

Our Hosts Rita and Ellin are thrilled to be back and are ready to introduce you to a whole new crop of trailblazing grandmas! They’re off Bridgerton, on Steve Harvey, and famous in their buildings — and they’re beyond excited for season 2! As Ellin likes to say, you don’t have to be Jewish to love Levy’s Rye Bread - and you don’t have to be Jewish to listen to Call Your Grandmother!

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April 1, 2021 10 min

Rita and Ellin come blazing back for a bonus episode with the show’s creator, Meryl Poster. They talk the making of the show, the thrill of daytime TV stardom, and Meryl shares a big surprise!

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March 4, 2021 33 min

Hugh Jackman may want to tune in this week to hear the fabulous Joan confess to her treasured granddaughter Noa - about finagling a meeting with her future husband, how to dress for a date, and who the current love of her life is...

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February 25, 2021 30 min

Today our co host Ellin and her beloved grandson Logan lead us through remarkable family legends: a baby born on a ship, a rescue from summer camp, and poodle skirts washed in the bathtub...

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February 18, 2021 33 min

Lois and her granddaughter Jane see themselves as basically the same person... with a few generational disagreements! Join them as they discuss blind dates, an encounter with Eleanor Roosevelt, and how reading the obits every morning can actually be a good thing! Plus, hear how their nightly crossword routine and co-writing a book have brought them closer together.

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February 11, 2021 29 min

With a mouth like a sailor and a talent for judging gymnastics and dog shows, Mimi impresses her grandson Aaron and his baseball teammates - and as we follow Mimi and Aaron’s relationship further, she reveals a tremendous inner strength and warmth that provides an invaluable lesson to her cherished grandson.

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February 4, 2021 26 min

Meet Sue and Ava, the pair who inspired this podcast, as Sue accidentally live-streams on Facebook, kidnaps her beloved granddaughter Ava from school to visit a prize Yonkers bathroom and the two of them go on ticket hoarding runs to Chuck E Cheese - forming a lifelong and unbreakable grandmother granddaughter bond.

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January 28, 2021 32 min

From "potsy" to jumping rope, Frank Sinatra to Trader Joe's, meet our co-host Rita through the eyes of her granddaughter, best friend and roommate, Rachael. 


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January 18, 2021 2 min

If 2020 proved anything, it's that EVERYONE needs a Jewish grandmother. Jewish grandmothers are natural comedians, and it’s about time they took the mic. Hosts Rita and Ellin introduce you to some less-than traditional Jewish grandmothers and the unbreakable bond they have with their favorite grandkids. These women will make you laugh your tuchus off and warm your heart like the coziest bowl of matzo ball soup. Each episode cre...

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