Katie's Crib

Katie's Crib

With empathy and a sense of humor about it all, Katie’s Crib keeps it real while providing an indispensable guide for parents trying to find their way. Hosted by actress and mother Katie Lowes, each week the show welcomes guests for open and honest conversations about everything parenting from fertility and postpartum life to the trials and tribulations of raising tiny humans.


August 24, 2023 52 mins

With this episode being the end of Season 6, we also present this as the final episode of “Katie’s Crib.”  


As this chapter draws to a close, Katie and her husband Adam Shapiro share the lessons they have learned from Katie’s journey as the show's host. The two first discuss how Katie hosting the podcast impacted their journeys as parents. They also discuss their personal growth, and how they navigated through the ups and downs...

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We’re almost near the end of Katie’s Crib season 4 - and the PODCAST, Katie’s Crib! 


In the almost-last episode of the show, Katie welcomes Netflix’s “Wednesday” actress Riki Lindhome to the mic. Riki shares her unique journey of how she became a parent through surrogacy.


Riki first discusses the challenges she faced in trying different ways to conceive before surrogacy, including the unexpected decision her ex-partner made...

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This week’s Katie’s Crib episode is dedicated to topics surrounding early childhood development - featuring child development specialist, Carol Provost! Join us as we dig into Carol's 40+ years of knowledge as a parent support expert.


We first explore how Carol found her passion for helping children learn and grow over the years. She then sheds light on understanding such things as handling tantrums and time outs appropriately....

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This week on Katie’s Crib, Katie sits down with “Waitress” stage star and television actress Nicolette Robinson! The two discuss the actress and her husband’s (Leslie Odom Jr., Aaron Burr from “Hamilton”) new children’s book, "I Love You More than You'll Ever Know." 


Nicolette first opens up about raising two children while being in the entertainment industry with her husband. She also reflects on her birth experiences of both ...

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In this week's episode of Katie’s Crib, we are joined by Sara Olsher, the founder of Mighty + Bright. The mother and cancer survivor shares her joinery of developing a company that helps families through hard things like divorce, cancer, and other major changes (using calendars, daily charts and books).


Sara first explains that led her to start her company, opening up about her personal experiences with divorce and cancer. She ...

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Producer Jordana Mollick (HELLO, MY NAME IS DORIS, Netflix’s THE LOVEBIRDS) presents her personal experience of peripartum cardiomyopathy and atrial fibrillation during pregnancy.


The Semi-Formal’s co-founder addresses the two terms, and how she, her doctors, family and friends reacted to complications before, during, and after delivery. She also discusses how she continues to recover today, and how motherhood has been going so...

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Katie chats with former Fox musical comedy-drama series “Glee” actress and singer, Jenna Ushkowitz. The two sound off about Jenna’s journey into motherhood.


Jenna discusses how members of her “Glee” cas family met her daughter, and how crazy it is that everyone is now all having children now. She also goes into how she has been working out on her very own trampoline during and after pregnancy. Finally, the Grammy Award-nominate...

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Katie interviews Andrea Dunlop, the host of a true crime podcast called 'Nobody Should Believe Me.’ The two talk all about the podcast’s focus: Munchausen by Proxy, or the criminal act of exaggerating, inducing or fabricating illness in a child.


Andrea shares her personal connection to the topic in regard to her sister, and how her experience influenced her in raising her own children. 


The novelist then shares knowledge th...

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In this episode of Katie’s Crib, Katie talks to Meg LeFauve, the Oscar-nominated screenwriter for the Pixar film Inside Out. Meg explains the process that came along with writing the film, and what she hopes the movie (and its successor) would teach about expressing emotions.


Meg digs into how she first got involved in the IO project, and how the character Sadness became the essential emotion of focus in the movie. The “The Scr...

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In our latest episode of “Katie’s Crib,” Katie reunites with Troian Bellisario for an exciting THIRD appearance on the show! As Troian has previously been on the podcast during Seasons 4 and 2, Katie digs into updates on the actresses’ parenting experiences since becoming a mother of two. 


The “Pretty Little Liars” star first opens up about her exhaustion from constantly being asked if she plans to have another child, and the s...

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June 15, 2023 49 mins

Father's Day is just around the corner! To celebrate, comedians and podcasters Kevin and Evan (aka the Dumb Dads) drop by Katie’s Crib this week. The two fathers dish on their experiences of being stay-at-home dads. 


The Dumb Dads first discuss their origin story of their podcast, and how it came to be. They also explain the highs, lows, and personal stories of their unconventional journeys of raising their children together. 


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In this week’s episode of Katie’s Crib, pediatric dentists Dr. Jill and Michael Lasky shed light on the importance of teaching kids all about oral hygiene.


The doctors highlight what age children should be visiting the dentist, and the significant role parents play in setting a good example for their children's dental habits. The two also offer insight on other dental care topics, like how to communicate with children about den...

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June 6, 2023 28 mins

Getting quality sleep as a parent may be one of the tougher parts of being, well a parent. Join hosts Katie Lowes and Adam Shapiro as they learn about achieving good, quality sleep for both children and parents. Dr. Jade Wu, a behavioral sleep medicine specialist at Duke University, shares tips on how parents can make sure they get good sleep themselves despite changing sleep patterns as children age. Pediatric sleep consultant Meg...

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Katie interviews actress Alanna Ubach, known from HBO’s “Euphoria” as Suze Howard (Cassie and Lexi's mom). 


The two discuss the hit HBO show, and imagine what kind of teenagers their children are going to be in the future. 


Alanna also goes more into her geriatric pregnancy, and how acupuncture helped get things moving.


Finally, she explains the importance of not psychoanalyzing a child, regardless of what family histor...

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Katie interviews Dr. Jody Thomas, the founder of the Meg Foundation. The two discuss how the nonprofit empowers families with pain management strategies to prevent and reduce pain in children.


Jody first explains how the Meg Foundation was created. She then elaborates on the three types of pain that children experience, and how parents can best support children in what specific type of pain they may be going through. 



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May 18, 2023 40 mins

Katie speaks to Catherine McCord, the founder of Weelicious, about helping parents help their children to experience simple healthy and delicious homemade food.


The former model and actress discusses her new book, “Meal Prep Magic: Time-Saving Tricks for Stress-Free Cooking, A Weelicious Cookbook.” 


She also talks about how to decide what to make for everybody for mealtime, and the importance of 1) small kitchen appliance p...

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Katie sits down with actress, writer, and stand-up comedian Natasha Leggero as she opens up about her first (and last lol) book, The World Deserves My Children.


Natasha discusses how stress and anxiety has impacted her throughout her journey of motherhood. She also envisions what she sees in her child’s future as she grows up. The comedian even goes into how she escaped the common mommy-rut of feeling like you are living the sa...

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Katie Lowes is back with an all new season of her podcast, Katie’s Crib! Yeah, baby!


Join us on Katie's crib for Season 6! New episodes drop every Thursday, starting May 11th on the iHeartRadio app, apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen to podcasts.


Executive Producers: Sandie Bailey, Alex Alcheh, Lauren Hohman, Tyler Klang & Gabrielle Collins

Producer & Editor: Casby Bias

Associate Producer: Akiya McKnight

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September 15, 2022 43 mins

It's the season 5 finale of Katie's Crib! To wrap up the season, Katie brings in “Crazy Ex Girlfriend” co-creator and star Rachel Bloom to share what it was like stepping into motherhood for the first time during a pandemic.


The comedian reflects on the paradoxical experience of welcoming her daughter into the world around the same time as losing her close friend due to COVID-19. Rachel and Katie also talk couples therapy, intr...

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September 8, 2022 49 mins

Katie is joined this week by Co-founder and CEO of Motherly Jill Koziol. The two chat about how Jill and her co-founder Liz Tenety brought the modern motherhood lifestyle brand to fruition while raising a family, and how COVID may have set mothers back a generation.

As an entrepreneur and mom of two who felt like she needed to handle it all, Jill shares the steps she took to scale her business AND better show up for her children. ...

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