Jena Friedman, comic and author of new book Not Funny: Essays On Life, Comedy, Culture, Et Cetera, has a frank conversation with Bridget about motherhood, parenting, and losing her mom while she was pregnant with her son. They cover the perils of turning to the internet for advice on sleep training, what gets you through grief and a staggering loss, the writer's strike, the middle class struggle, feeling disconnected, and what happened when comedians started to turn on each other. They also discuss trans activism, abortion rights, gun violence, media bias, and the process of writing a book - among other things.
Bridget Phetasy admires grit and authenticity. On Walk-Ins Welcome, she talks about the beautiful failures and frightening successes of her own life and the lives of her guests. She doesn’t conduct interviews—she has conversations. Conversations with real people about the real struggle and will remind you that we can laugh in pain and cry in joy but there’s no greater mistake than hiding from it all. By embracing it all, and celebrating it with the stories she’ll bring listeners, she believes that our lowest moments can be the building blocks for our eventual fulfillment.
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