Cats Over Kids

Cats Over Kids

A lifestyle podcast about the ups and downs (but mostly ups) of being childfree and discussing real-life anecdotes from other childfree people, social issues, the joy of travel, and other crazy stories that you may not expect -- plus, cats! Visit us at and follow us on Instagram @catsoverkidspodcast or TikTok @catsoverkids


July 27, 2022 63 mins

We're back after a loooong hiatus! Thanks for tuning back in! 

To celebrate our return, we're doing a series of Profiles of Childfree Lifestyles. We're interviewing a number of awesome childfree people, starting with Jared H. who is the founder of the Best Childfree Life Possible Facebook group and the Childfree Convention! Teresa and Jared H. talk about what it means to be childfree, his journey, what the l...

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What's the deal with fanfiction always focusing on characters having babies?! Can't they come up with something besides the old "make 'em pregnant" card? We decide to spice up some of the uh.. more interesting fanfics we found and make them into Mad Libs. Listen as we take some of the weirdest stories and make them even stranger as we explore the wild and wacky world of Harry Potter, Malcolm in the Middle, ...

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November 2, 2020 40 mins

Covid may be a relief to some people, since they have an excuse to NOT visit friends and family for the holidays and will be able to avoid their intrusive questions like, "when are you settling down and having kids?!" (spoiler alert: NEVER!) But for some of you, you're not so lucky! We read some face-palming, jaw-dropping advice columns where some people just don't know how to mind their own business! Plus, we d...

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October 26, 2020 37 mins

It's our anniversary! Live vicariously through some of our anniversary celebrations over the years since we're all stuck at home anyway. Great deals with strings attached await you in Mexico! Feel a little schadenfreude-y at some excruciatingly embarrassing stories from Scotland that will have you cringing! Who are those awkward Americans? Why, it's us!

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October 19, 2020 28 mins

In celebration of our tenth (!!) episode, we're highlighting the CATS in Cats Over Kids. We share stories about six amazing kitties who have been recognized for their deeds in bravery, love, and war time heroics! It's not just dogs who can save a human or two. Listen to the tales of Tara, Tom, Charley, Scarlett, another Tom, and Simon.

Visit us at and follow our insta @catsoverkidspodcast

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October 7, 2020 57 mins

In Episode 7, we learned about two parents who killed their kids. Oh, how the turns have tabled! Now, we will hear about two kids responsible for the death of their parents -- Kip Kinkel and Rachelle Waterman. Jared and Teresa discuss these cases, banter about Alaska, and have a very important top five countdown for any fencesitters in the midst.

This episode's Cat of the Week is Bill! See his photos on our instagram....

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September 16, 2020 34 mins

Desperate to go travel, Jared and Teresa briefly relive some Vegas memories then scoured reviews for some of the best angry parent reviews for Sin City. What are some people complaining about when the naughtiest, booziest city in the world isn't catering to their kids? And, the top five countdown points out some of the most adult-friendly destinations we all wish we could go to. 

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August 29, 2020 51 mins

There are some people in this world who should have never had children. In this episode, Jared and Teresa tell the tales of two people - Timothy Jones, Jr. and Marybeth Tinning -- who have committed some of the cruelest crimes. Warning: crime, death, and terrible ordeals are discussed today, and may not be for the faint of heart.

Follow us on @catsoverkidspodcast on Instagram, find us on Facebook under "Cats Over Kids...

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News reports speculate that COVID may lead to a baby-bust of 500k fewer births in the US -- and that's a bad thing, why? Jared and Teresa are suspicious that this is a dire situation. Plus, Japan, low birth rates, and face masks -- they've been doing it right for awhile. And what about parents getting preferential treatment at work during COVID? Is that creating an unfair balance in the remote workplace?

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August 15, 2020 39 mins

Jared and Teresa discuss "the baby plot device" -- where TV shows with lazy writing shoehorn pregnancies and kids into storylines that serve no other purpose than to.. what, exactly? Spoilers for Big Bang Theory and Westworld! Also, their new, still-to-be-named feature shares a story from a listener who wanted to share his hilarious experience after listening to Episode 2!

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In Teresa's solo episode, she discusses the dangers of pyramid schemes and how they entrap people (mostly stay-at-home moms) and shares some MLM history, stories, warning signs, and tips to avoid getting sucked into MLMs.

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August 1, 2020 26 mins

Jared and Teresa showcase five accomplished historic people who just so happened to be childfree: Francis Bacon, Hattie McDaniel, Ludwig van Beethoven, Dian Fossey, and Roger Casement. Plus -- probably their most favorite top 5 countdown yet.

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We discuss the appropriateness of kids in bars, plus plane horror stories and dramatic readings of 1-star reviews of a restaurant that instituted a kid ban. We also introduce our weekly feature, Cat of the Week!

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July 25, 2020 26 mins

Welcome to the debut episode of Cats Over Kids! Meet your hosts, Jared and Teresa, as they discuss what it means to be childfree. And of course, they'll also talk about cats!

Every episode will be something new relating to the childfree lifestyle, including travel, beer and wine, real life social issues, crazy anecdotes, and other exciting stories. Visit us at

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