I'm Still Here!
I'm Still Here!
After birthing a baby and selling a novel in one day, Mary finally understood why Kate, mother of two, kept falling asleep during writing group. I'M STILL HERE! is a podcast about making art after kids. In each episode Kate Tellers (The Moth) & Mary Adkins (When You Read This, HarperCollins) chat with artists—a filmmaker, a writer, an aerialist, a sculptor, and more—about challenges, discoveries, and new ways that we find the time to be creative as parents. Find more at imstillherepodcast.com.
11 - I'm Still Here (in My Kitchen): Elena Delgado and David Josefsberg on Rigging Aerial for the Living Room and a Real-Time Destruction of a COVID Pepper Garden
Kate & Mary catch up with S1 guest aerialist Elena Delgado, who's rigged her living room so that she can still fly, and actor David Josefsberg whose starring run in Beetlejuice on Broadway was cut short by the pandemic but gives him lots of time for TikTok.
May 26, 2020
1 hr
10 - I'm Still Here (in My Kitchen): Sofija Stefanovic and Rufi Thorpe on Novel Writing and Extraordinary Rage
Kate & Mary navigate the glitchy world of Zoom with S1 guest, writer Sofija Stefanovic who gives us a sneak peek at her middle of the night COVID inspirations, and writer Rufi Thorpe, whose book The Knockout Queen was also released during the lockdown and everyone agrees on rage. This episode features a cameo from a very loud turtle.
May 19, 2020
1 hr 7 min
9 - I'm Still Here (in My Kitchen): Kate and Mary Check in from Quarantine
In the first episode of our second season, we check in with Kate and Mary. Mary talks about moving across the country and canceling her book tour, and Kate talks using her baby as a service animal. We also check in with filmmaker Gregg Lachow who's selling his TV series to Netflix as we speak.
May 12, 2020
58 min
8 - A Jill-of-All-Trades Says Stop: Voice Artist, Comedian & Nail Artist Glennis McCarthy on Staying Small
In our final episode of Season 1, voice artist, comedian and nail artist Glennis McCarthy talks to us about her ability to make anything in life a musical, hitting bottom, and the entrepreneurial undertaking that led Kate to call her a “dance madame.”
Feb 12, 2019
46 min
7 - The Luxury of Self-Doubt: Sculptor Christian Maychak on Making Art in the Windows of Naptime
In this episode, sculptor Christian Maychack talks about breaking his brain and what brought him back, creating a body of work during toddler naps, and the cassettes about girls and comic books that he recorded for his long-distance best friend.
Feb 5, 2019
32 min
6 - A Comic Solo-Parents and Makes it Art: Comedian Carolyn Castiglia on Making Big Laughs Out of Terrible Things
In this episode, comedian Carolyn Castiglia talks with us about our collective vulnerability to instagram targeted ads, moving herself and her baby in with her mother after divorce, and whether her teenage daughter should run for office.
Jan 29, 2019
43 min
5 - After Elena: Hosts Mary and Kate Have More 👏 to 👏 Say 👏 on 	👏 Bodies
In this episode, we do something a little different—Mary and Kate dive deeper into some of the stuff that came up in our interview with aerialist Elena Delgado. We talk about surprise run-ins in the shower, infant chiropractors, and why we only work out in black running tights.
Jan 22, 2019
16 min
4 - Up, Up, in the Aerial!: Aerialist Elena Delgado on the Body that Sparkles, Flies, and Grew a Person
In this episode, aerialist Elena Delgado talks about the anxieties of pregnancy as a physical artist, sewing her own maternity clothes, and getting back—or rather, upside down—in silks post-childbirth.
Jan 15, 2019
48 min
3 - Writing at the YMCA (for the Childcare): Writer Sofija Stefanovic on Finding Time to Draft Her Next Book
In this episode, writer Sofija Stefanovic talks about missing her son’s first steps while on a plane to Indonesia, how the fuzzy brain state of new parenthood is inspiring her writing, and her brilliant co-working set up at the local YMCA.
Jan 8, 2019
46 min
2 - On set from the Onset: Filmmaker Gregg Lachow on Making Films as a Family
In this episode, filmmaker Gregg Lachow talks about the limitless possibilities of film, decades of collaborating with his kids, and how even the pronunciation of his last name is a creative project within his family.
Jan 8, 2019
55 min
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