So you woke up hungover, wearing one shoe, last night's pizza crust doubling as your pillow. Wondering 'how did I get here again..there must be something more?' Welcome to The After Party, a sobriety podcast that aims to answer the question: what happens when the party ends? After spending the better part of two decades in various stages of inebriation, Big Kate and Little Kate (of Philadelphia's The SoberKates) explore sobriety through the lens of two thirty-something women trying to leave their party girl pasts behind.
Mocktail Party with Kerry Benson
42:10Kerry Benson, MS, RD is a registered dietitian, best-selling book author, and co-founder of The Sober Dietitians. Along with Diana Licalzi, MS, RD, she co-authored "Drinking for Two: Nutritious Mocktails for the Mom-to-Be" and "Mocktail Party: 75 Plant-Based, Non-Alcoholic Recipes for Every Occasion." Prior to becoming a dietitian, Kerry worked in a research lab for more than six years studying the effects of alcohol exposure during pregnancy on the developing brain. This experience sparked her interest in the topic of drinking, particularly in the context of pregnancy. Kerry has been alcohol-free for over six months. Any views expressed in this podcast are my own and are not endorsed by any professional organization or employer, past or present. Any statements made are intended to be general and are not a substitute for individualized medical advice. -Kerry Benson, MS, RD Website: thesoberdietitians.com Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok: @thesoberdietitians Mocktail Party and Drinking for Two are available on Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Target, and anywhere books are sold.
Building a Sober Community with Kayla Lyons of 1000 Hours Dry
53:41This week, the Kates are joined by 1000 Hours Dry founder Kayla Lyons for a conversation about the strength of sober community, her road to sobriety, her motivation for founding 1000 Hours Dry, and the importance of inclusiveness when it comes to promoting sobriety.
Sex and Love Addiction with Brianne Davis
46:40The things we turn to to fill ourselves up can take a lot of forms—alcohol, drugs, and even other people. This week, the Kates are joined by actress, author, and podcast host Brianne Davis as she shares her recovery from sex and love addiction, how SLA has been normalized, how substance use can mask SLA addiction, and how she's learned to love herself on her own terms. If you think you might be suffering from sex and love addiction, you can find more resources here: Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA) Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous Intergroup Philly
Sober Dads: Derek Bolen (feat. Noah)
40:33For their second episode about sober fatherhood, the Kates are joined again by Producer Derek to discuss his accidental road to fatherhood, his accidental road to sobriety, how he manages parenting stress, and how removing alcohol has given him the gift of connection with his son. They also get a visit from 7 year old Noah who talks about what his dad's sobriety means to him.
Sober Dads: Chris Marshall of Sans Bar
1:09:24In a Father's Day episode of The After Party, we're joined by superdad Chris Marshall of Austin's Sans Bar, who opens up about his relationship with his father, his own journey to sobriety, his initial fears around fatherhood, and his road to becoming a dad himself through fostering and adoption. We also discuss drinking dad culture and how sobriety helps him to show up better for his kids. Happy Father's Day to all the wonderful dads out there!
Sobriety + Boundaries with Amanda White, LPC (@therapyforwomen)
38:56The Kates round out May - Mental Health Awareness Month - with licensed therapist, retired party girl, and @therapyforwomencenter founder Amanda E. White, LPC. Listen to hear all about Amanda’s very own experiences being in recovery from substance use disorder and an eating disorder. These Philly sober ladies also talk boundaries : what are they? And how can we stick to them? You can find more about Amanda at : IG: @therapyforwomen @therapyforwomencenter Website: therapyforwomencenter.com
Sober Moms: Trish and Danielle
45:57The Kates are joined by their cousins today! Listen in as Kate and Kate talk to their cousins Trish and Danielle on what it is like to be a sober mom. They dive into their take on the "mommy wine" culture, share their favorite sober mom resources and describe how sobriety influences their parenting.
Sober Moms: Mackenzie
49:12Celebrate Sober Moms this month! The Kates spend time with Mackenzie, a sober mother from Albany, NY. Mackenzie's extraordinary journey will take you through the reasons she got sober and how sobriety has helped her be more a more present mom. Find Mackenzie at : @mackenzie_i_r on Instagram and www.soberirl.com/albany
House Party ep 3
1:07:46Join Kate and Kate for our April edition of the HOUSE PARTY! This month we have our sober friends Lex (@onelesspartygirl) and Jess (@jessica_jeanine) joining us. Lex @onelesspartygirl onelesspartygirl.com Jessica @jessica_jeanine Check out Jess' project "Our Closet Project"- providing free clothing for sober women! Stay tuned for more in person events, as well as a place to donate.