This Family Tree Podcast
Ep. 54: Simon Rex & Kirk Cameron

Ep. 54: Simon Rex & Kirk Cameron

September 20, 2020

Alex and Shane discuss podcast ethics, a recent photo shoot, and how parents can inadvertently contribute to their child’s poor mental health.

 

Actor, rapper, model, and Nervous Rex podcast host Simon Rex, aka Dirt Nasty, describes his life during the pandemic, living in the desert, his eclectic career, and wellness.

 

Growing Pains actor Kirk Cameron discusses his career, how to nourish a marriage, and the seasons of parenting.

 

A mailbag of listener questions are answered, regarding “slugging,” conceiving after miscarriage, sharing money with your partner, and working from home.

 

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This episode is proudly supported by:

 

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Ep. 53: Maz Jobrani, Blake Horstmann & Dr. Nicole Highet

Ep. 53: Maz Jobrani, Blake Horstmann & Dr. Nicole Highet

September 13, 2020

Alex and Shane discuss taking a break from drinking, hiring their first employee, and a solution to solve the worldwide pandemic. 

 

(27:00-1:27:33) Actor and comedian Maz Jobrani discusses adapting to the pandemic, immigrating from Iran, how he got into the arts, and the growing division in the US. 

 

(1:32:20-2:31:42) Blake Horstmann details his portrayal as a villain on Bachelor in Paradise, how his life has changed since becoming a public figure, suffering PTSD from the show, and the importance of mental health. 

 

(2:36:30-3:27:50) Dr. Nicole Highet, the founder of the Centre of Perinatal Excellence (COPE), gives mental health advice for new parents, discusses the identity crisis many new mothers go through, why fathers should do more preparation prior to the birth of their children, and how the pressure of parenthood impacts relationships. 

 

A mailbag of listener questions are answered including how you know when you’re ready to have children, Instagram page recommendations, and whether we should fear ageing. 

 

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This episode is proudly supported by:

 

The Bare Home - for natural products that are safe for you, your home, and the environment, use promo code THISFAMILYTREE20 for 20% off, at www.thebarehome.ca.

 

Routine - meet your scent soulmate, and get natural and effective cream deodorant at www.routinecream.com, and use promo code THISFAMILYTREE10 for 10% off of your entire order (no product exclusions, one use per customer).

 

Mini Mioche - use promo code THISFAMILYTREE15 at www.minimioche.com for 15% off of your ethically made, organic, and sustainable kids’ apparel. 

 

Beluga Baby - love babywearing? Use the promo code THISFAMILYTREE10 for 10% off of an ethically made, bamboo Beluga Baby Wrap at www.belugababy.ca or www.belugababy.com.

 

Miku - Use promo code FAMILYTREE20 for $79 off of the award-winning Miku Smart Baby Monitor at www.mikucare.com (US listeners only).

 

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Hayu - Subscribe to the mega-streaming service for all of your favourite reality shows, and enjoy your first month free! Visit get.hayu.com/thefamily. 

 

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Seedlip - The world's first distilled non-alcoholic spirit, Seedlip is crafted without alcohol, sugar, or calories in 3 unique flavours, offering a drink for every type of drinker. To learn more about Seedlip and the delicious ways to enjoy it, go to www.seedlipdrinks.com, www.seedlipdrinks.ca, and follow @Seedlip_na on Instragram!

 

 

 

Ep. 52: Pamela Des Barres & Emily Schneider (The Empoweress)

Ep. 52: Pamela Des Barres & Emily Schneider (The Empoweress)

September 7, 2020

Alex and Shane discuss CBD oil, in what ways they are most inept without each other, talking to people with opposing viewpoints, and solutions to their never ending pile of laundry.

 

Best-selling author and notorious groupie Pamela Des Barres reflects on what it was to be a groupie in the 1960s, her evolution into an author and teacher, her views on sex, misogynistic politics, and what dating in your 70s looks like. 

 

Reiki healer, tarot reader, and soon-to-be-mother Emily Schneider (aka The Empoweress) discusses the power of reiki, her journey in healing, pregnancy, motherhood, and life on the road with a touring musician. 

 

A mailbag of listener questions are answered including how you know when you’re done having children, life in your 30s, and “ideal” dates.

 

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This episode is proudly supported by:

 

The Bare Home - for natural products that are safe for you, your home, and the environment, use promo code THISFAMILYTREE20 for 20% off, at www.thebarehome.ca

 

Routine - meet your scent soulmate, and get natural and effective cream deodorant at www.routinecream.com, and use promo code THISFAMILYTREE10 for 10% off of your entire order (no product exclusions, one use per customer).

 

Mini Mioche - use promo code THISFAMILYTREE15 at www.minimioche.com for 15% off of your ethically made, organic, and sustainable kids’ apparel. 

 

Beluga Baby - love babywearing? Use the promo code THISFAMILYTREE10 for 10% off of an ethically made, bamboo Beluga Baby Wrap at www.belugababy.ca or www.belugababy.com.

 

Hello Bello - for 30% off of your first plant-based diaper and wipes bundle, use promo code THISFAMILYTREE30 or click the following link: https://hellobello.ca/products/diaper-bundle?discount=thisfamilytree30&utm_source=familytree&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=30off. 

 

TUSHY - For 10% off of a TUSHY bidet, and for a cleaner butt, go to www.hellotushy.com/thisfamilytree

 

Bravado Designs - Use promo code THISFAMILYTREE20 for 20% off of what will become your favourite nursing bra at www.bravadodesigns.com, or try their new Everyday Collection (not nursing bras/no clips/for all womxn) at ca.bravadodesigns.com. 

 

Seedlip - The world's first distilled non-alcoholic spirit, Seedlip is crafted without alcohol, sugar, or calories in 3 unique flavours, offering a drink for every type of drinker. To learn more about Seedlip and the delicious ways to enjoy it, go to www.seedlipdrinks.com, www.seedlipdrinks.ca, and follow @Seedlip_na on Instragram!

Ep. 51: Wells Adams & Brittany and Ryan Ostofe of The Laughing Couple

Ep. 51: Wells Adams & Brittany and Ryan Ostofe of The Laughing Couple

August 30, 2020

Alex and Shane discuss the merits of treating your spouse like “you’re dating,” sex after childbirth, CBD oil, whether you should let you daughter pretend she’s a princess and respond to online criticism. 

 

Wells Adams talks his delayed engagement, how he got on The Bachelorette, behind-the-scenes tidbits, bad advice, how he was able to “wrangle” his fiancée Sarah Hyland, whether you could fall in love without getting intimate first, and much more.

 

Brittany and Ryan Ostofe of The Laughing Couple Podcast chat about how Ryan was almost cast on The Bachelorette, what the casting process was like, and how their relationship started to flourish during that time. The couples discuss whether they’d be cool or not if their partner went on the notorious dating show.

 

Questions in regards to confronting people about dog poop, kids books, and household chores are covered during the mailbag segment.

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This episode is proudly supported by:

The Bare Home - for natural products that are safe for you, your home, and the environment, use promo code THISFAMILYTREE20 for 20% off, at www.thebarehome.ca

 

Routine - meet your scent soulmate, and get natural and effective cream deodorant at www.routinecream.com, and use promo code THISFAMILYTREE10 for 10% off of your entire order (no product exclusions, one use per customer).

 

Mini Mioche - use promo code THISFAMILYTREE15 at www.minimioche.com for 15% off of your ethically made, organic, and sustainable kids’ apparel. 

 

Beluga Baby - love babywearing? Use the promo code THISFAMILYTREE10 for 10% off of an ethically made, bamboo Beluga Baby Wrap at www.belugababy.ca or www.belugababy.com.

 

Hello Bello - for 30% off of your first plant-based diaper and wipes bundle, use promo code THISFAMILYTREE30 or click the following link: https://hellobello.ca/products/diaper-bundle?discount=thisfamilytree30&utm_source=familytree&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=30off

 

Bravado Designs - Use promo code THISFAMILYTREE20 for 20% off of what will become your favourite nursing bra at www.bravadodesigns.com, or try their new Everyday Collection (not nursing bras/no clips/for all womxn) at ca.bravadodesigns.com. 

 

Seedlip - The world's first distilled non-alcoholic spirit, Seedlip is crafted without alcohol, sugar, or calories in 3 unique flavours, offering a drink for every type of drinker. To learn more about Seedlip and the delicious ways to enjoy it, go to www.seedlipdrinks.com, www.seedlipdrinks.ca, and follow @SeedlipSocial on Instragram!

Ep. 50: Lauryn Evarts of The Skinny Confidential, Dr. Aliza Pressman, and Tyler McBroom

Ep. 50: Lauryn Evarts of The Skinny Confidential, Dr. Aliza Pressman, and Tyler McBroom

August 24, 2020

Alex and Shane reminisce on their first 50 podcasts, update on whether their plan to get intimate was a success, discuss the effects of “puttering”, and when family members gift your kid too many toys. 

Lauryn Evarts Bosstick of The Skinny Confidential joins to candidly discuss sex, drugs, skin care, and achieving your goals through intense organization. 

Developmental psychologist Dr. Aliza Pressman describes what it means to “raise good humans,” epigenetics, the importance of supporting mothers, and how valuing “process” over results can make you a better parent. Dr. Aliza gives advice on finding balance between work and parenting during quarantine. 

Certified Public Accountant (and Tony Robbins’ business partner) Tyler McBroom, shares tax and business advice for families and small businesses. Tune in to learn where people go wrong with their taxes, and how to save up to $25k, based on US tax law. 

A mailbag of listener questions are answered. 

 

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This episode is proudly supported by:

 

The Bare Home - for natural products that are safe for you, your home, and the environment, use promo code THISFAMILYTREE20 for 20% off, at www.thebarehome.ca

 

Routine - meet your scent soulmate, and get natural and effective cream deodorant at www.routinecream.com, and use promo code THISFAMILYTREE10 for 10% off of your entire order (no product exclusions, one use per customer).

 

Mini Mioche - use promo code THISFAMILYTREE15 at www.minimioche.com for 15% off of your ethically made, organic, and sustainable kids’ apparel. 

 

Beluga Baby - love babywearing? Use the promo code THISFAMILYTREE10 for 10% off of an ethically made, bamboo Beluga Baby Wrap at www.belugababy.ca or www.belugababy.com.

 

Miku - Use promo code FAMILYTREE20 for 20% off of the award-winning Miku Smart Baby Monitor at www.mikucare.com (US listeners only).

 

Hello Bello - for 30% off of your first plant-based diaper and wipes bundle, use promo code THISFAMILYTREE30 or click the following link:  https://hellobello.ca/products/diaper-bundle?discount=thisfamilytree30&utm_source=familytree&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=30off

 

Bravado Designs - Use promo code THISFAMILYTREE20 for 20% off of what will become your favourite nursing bra at www.bravadodesigns.com, or try their new Everyday Collection (not nursing bras/no clips/for all womxn) at ca.bravadodesigns.com

 

Seedlip - The world's first distilled non-alcoholic spirit, Seedlip is crafted without alcohol, sugar, or calories in 3 unique flavours, offering a drink for every type of drinker. To learn more about Seedlip and the delicious ways to enjoy it, go to www.seedlipdrinks.com, www.seedlipdrinks.ca, and follow @SeedlipSocial on Instragram!

Ep. 49: Ashley Callingbull & Amy Webb of This Little Miggy

Ep. 49: Ashley Callingbull & Amy Webb of This Little Miggy

August 16, 2020

Alex and Shane return from their two week holiday, and discuss their time at a family cottage (bickering with parents, over drinking, eating too many chips...), and the importance of “puttering” to save the marriage. 

 

First Nations advocate, actress, model, and former Mrs. Universe, Ashley Callingbull candidly shares her experience growing up on an Indigenous reserve, enduring years of sexual abuse, overcoming trauma, racism in the pageantry circuit, and systemic inequalities that Canada’s Indigenous populations experience. 

 

Author (“When Charley Met Emma”) and disability advocate Amy Webb (This Little Miggy) helps listeners navigate how to discuss disabilities with their able-bodied children, the journey she experienced as a mother to a child with limb differences, and how society reacts to and treats the disabled population.  

 

Alex and Shane answer a mailbag of listener questions about their growing family, their thoughts on the pandemic, birth control and favourite apps. 

 

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Bravado Designs - Use promo code THISFAMILYTREE20 for 20% off of what will become your favourite nursing bra at www.bravadodesigns.com, or try their new Everyday Collection (not nursing bras/no clips/for all womxn) at ca.bravadodesigns.com

 

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Ep. 48: The Vagina Whisperer aka Sara Reardon & Photographer Bri McDaniel

Ep. 48: The Vagina Whisperer aka Sara Reardon & Photographer Bri McDaniel

July 26, 2020

Alex and Shane discuss an unfair Instagram post, paternal postpartum blues, a possible vasectomy, and Tay Swift’s new song, “betty.”

 

The Vagina Whisperer (Sara Reardon) goes into detail on the importance of pelvic floor health, and better maternal care postpartum. Alex asks Sara a variety of “vagina questions” submitted by listeners. 

 

Photographer and artist Bri McDaniel gives insight into her creative work (“Images of Empowered Motherhood”), what “Empowered Motherhood” is, the importance of showcasing her Blackness through photography, and gives tips and advice on taking your own pro-looking photographs at home. 

 

Alex and Shane answer a mailbag of listener questions about babies, toddlers, relationships, and vaginas. 

 

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Bravado Designs - Use promo code THISFAMILYTREE20 for 20% off of what will become your favourite nursing bra at www.bravadodesigns.com, or try their new Everyday Collection (not nursing bras/no clips/for all womxn) at ca.bravadodesigns.com

 

Hungry Buddha Keto Bars - Get your hands on the delicious, low-sugar, clean, MCT oil based keto bars for 15% off with the promo code FAMILYTREE15 at https://www.amazon.ca/Buddha-Brands-Hungry-Keto-Bars/dp/B084BC3YWZ.

 

Seedlip - The world's first distilled non-alcoholic spirit, Seedlip is crafted without alcohol, sugar, or calories in 3 unique flavours, offering a drink for every type of drinker. To learn more about Seedlip and the delicious ways to enjoy it, go to www.seedlipdrinks.com, www.seedlipdrinks.ca, and follow @SeedlipSocial on Instragram!

Ep. 47: While They Nap Podcast & Susie Allison of Busy Toddler

Ep. 47: While They Nap Podcast & Susie Allison of Busy Toddler

July 21, 2020

Alex and Shane go into detail about the struggle of trying to choreograph their infant in a fashion show, Amy Schumer’s new pregnancy documentary, and their upcoming vacation.⁣

 

Chen and Lei from While They Nap Podcast discuss how they went from mom-friends to cohosts, their experience with systemic racism in Canada, and how it impacts their lives as mothers and educators. ⁣

 

Susie Allison of Busy Toddler gives Shane and Alex tips and advice on creating engaging games and play to keep their kids entertained in between naps. She explains how kids learn the best, and how to foster their development through play, without losing your own mind in the process. ⁣

 

Alex and Shane answer a mailbag of listener questions about babies, toddlers, relationships, and vaginas. ⁣

 

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This episode is proudly supported by:⁣
Hello Bello - for 30% off of your first plant-based diaper and wipes bundle, use promo code THISFAMILYTREE30 or click the following link:  ⁣https://hellobello.ca/products/diaper-bundle?discount=thisfamilytree30&utm_source=familytree&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=30off

 

TUSHY - For 10% off of a TUSHY bidet, and for a cleaner butt, go to www.hellotushy.com/thisfamilytree.  ⁣

 

Bravado Designs - Use promo code THISFAMILYTREE20 for 20% off of what will become your favourite nursing bra at www.bravadodesigns.com, or try their new Everyday Collection (not nursing bras/no clips/for all womxn) at ca.bravadodesigns.com.

 

Hungry Buddha Keto Bars - Get your hands on the delicious, low-sugar, clean, MCT oil based keto bars for 15% off using the promo code FAMILYTREE15 at https://www.amazon.ca/Buddha-Brands-Hungry-Keto-Bars/dp/B084BC3YWZ.

 

Seedlip - The world's first distilled non-alcoholic spirit, Seedlip is crafted without alcohol, sugar, or calories in 3 unique flavours, offering a drink for every type of drinker. To learn more about Seedlip and the delicious ways to enjoy it, go to www.seedlipdrinks.com, www.seedlipdrinks.ca, and follow @SeedlipSocial on Instragram!

Ep. 46: “What To Expect When You’re Expecting” author, Heidi Murkoff and Maya Vorderstrasse

Ep. 46: “What To Expect When You’re Expecting” author, Heidi Murkoff and Maya Vorderstrasse

July 13, 2020

Alex and Shane recount the birth of Betty and the first week postpartum, how Alex drove herself to the hospital to deliver, Shane streaming the important labour moments online, and how quick the kid ended up coming. Shane gets an updated review on his skill as a labour support person.

Heidi Murkoff, author of “What To Expect When You’re Expecting,” chats about everything pregnancy, her renowned book and community, the involvement of fathers in the newborn stage, public breastfeeding, sex during pregnancy, and so much more. 

The creator of the “mommy letter board,” Maya Vorderstrasse, describes how she got her start in the Instagram world, how her creativity flourished during motherhood, and how she created an amazing community of mothers online through her wit and honesty.

Alex and Shane answer a mailbag of listener questions about babies, toddlers, relationships, and “bonejamming.” 

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This episode is proudly supported by:

Hello Bello - for 30% off of your first plant-based diaper and wipes bundle, use promo code THISFAMILYTREE30 or click the following link: https://hellobello.ca/products/diaper-bundle?discount=thisfamilytree30&utm_source=familytree&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=30off

 

Miku - Use promo code THISFAMILYTREE20 for 20% off of the award-winning Miku Smart Baby Monitor at www.mikucare.com.

 

TUSHY - For 10% off of a TUSHY bidet, and for a cleaner butt, go to www.hellotushy.com/thisfamilytree

 

Hayu - Subscribe to the mega-streaming service for all of your favourite reality shows, and enjoy your first month free! Visit get.hayu.com/thefamily. By signing up with this URL, you will be entered in a contest to win a subscription for 12 MONTHS FREE! Winner will be chosen on July 20, 2020.

 

Bravado Designs - Use promo code THISFAMILYTREE20 for 20% off of what will become your favourite nursing bra at www.bravadodesigns.com, or try their new Everyday Collection (not nursing bras/no clips/for all womxn) at ca.bravadodesigns.com. 

 

Hungry Buddha Keto Bars - Get your hands on the delicious, low-sugar, clean, MCT oil based keto bars at https://www.amazon.ca/Buddha-Brands-Hungry-Keto-Bars/dp/B084BC3YWZ.

 

Seedlip - The world's first distilled non-alcoholic spirit, Seedlip is crafted without alcohol, sugar, or calories in 3 unique flavours, offering a drink for every type of drinker. To learn more about Seedlip and the delicious ways to enjoy it, go to www.seedlipdrinks.com, www.seedlipdrinks.ca, and follow @SeedlipSocial on Instragram!

 

Ep. 45: Raffela Mancuso & Mik Zazon

Ep. 45: Raffela Mancuso & Mik Zazon

July 5, 2020

In their last podcast before the delivery of their baby, Alex rates Shane as a labour support person based on their first birth, and gives him ways that he can be a better help this time around. They reflect on their first birth experience, and how they hope this time will be different. 

 

Raffela Mancuso recently disrupted the internet when calling out the disproportionate amount of thin white women in the body positive community. She discusses the need for this conversation, and for amplifying voices in fat communities and the creators of the original movement: fat BIPOC and black womxn. 

 

Mik Zazon joins to discuss the meaning of “health”, the manipulation of the weight loss industry in our everyday lives, and living with disordered eating. Mik shares her own experiences with weight and body acceptance, and how this has impacted her relationship with herself, her family, and others around her. Shane relates, and gets Mik’s input on his own body issues. 

 

Enjoy!

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This episode is proudly supported by:

Hello Bello - for 30% off of your first plant-based diaper and wipes bundle, use promo code THISFAMILYTREE30 or click the following link: https://hellobello.ca/products/diaper-bundle?discount=thisfamilytree30&utm_source=familytree&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=30off

Miku - Use promo code THISFAMILYTREE20 for 20% off of the award-winning Miku Smart Baby Monitor at www.mikucare.com.

TUSHY - For 10% off of a TUSHY bidet, and for a cleaner butt, go to www.hellotushy.com/thisfamilytree

Hayu - Subscribe to the mega-streaming service for all of your favourite reality shows, and enjoy your first month free! Visit get.hayu.com/thefamily. By signing up with this URL, you will be entered in a contest to win a subscription for 12 MONTHS FREE! Winner will be chosen on July 20, 2020.

Bravado Designs - Use promo code THISFAMILYTREE20 for 20% off of what will become your favourite nursing bra at www.bravadodesigns.com, or try their new Everyday Collection (not nursing bras/no clips/for all womxn) at ca.bravadodesigns.com. 

Seedlip - The world's first distilled non-alcoholic spirit, Seedlip is crafted without alcohol, sugar, or calories in 3 unique flavours, offering a drink for every type of drinker. To learn more about Seedlip and the delicious ways to enjoy it, go to www.seedlipdrinks.com, www.seedlipdrinks.ca, and follow @SeedlipSocial on Instragram! 

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