What Fresh Hell: Laughing in the Face of Motherhood
What Fresh Hell: Laughing in the Face of Motherhood
Margaret Ables and Amy Wilson
Hosted by funny moms Margaret Ables (Nick Mom) and Amy Wilson (When Did I Get Like This?), “What Fresh Hell: Laughing in the Face of Motherhood” is a comedy podcast solving today’s parenting dilemmas so you don’t have to. We’re both moms of three, dealing with the same hassles as any parent, albeit with slightly differing styles. Margaret is laid-back to the max; Amy never met an expert or a list she didn't like. In each episode, we discuss a parenting issue from multiple perspectives and the accompanying expert advice that may or may not back us up. We talk about it, laugh about it, call out each other’s nonsense, and then we come up with concrete solutions. Join us as we laugh in the face of motherhood! Winner of the 2018 Mom 2.0 Iris Award for Best Podcast, the 2017 Podcast Awards People’s Choice for Best Family and Parenting Podcast, and finalist for the 2019 Romper's Parent's Choice Award. whatfreshhellpodcast.com
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My favorite parenting podcast!
Smart and funny, and the content I'm most likely to tell all my parent friends about all the time.
rev469
My favorite podcast!!
They are so funny but also give such great tips and advice! I’ve only listening for a year and there is tons of older great content to catch up on. I tell all my mom friends to listen!
mkb123456
Just perfect amount of advice and entertainment
I’ve been listening Amy and Margaret for years now. I get so much from every episode During the pandemic they’ve been one of my sources of happiness. :) thank you ladies.
SheenaFrederick
Love them
A fun, educational parenting podcast!
cminer03
A Highlight of My Week
I always look forward to listening to these two every week. They give realistic advice while giving me a laugh. I highly recommend listening to this podcast if you are a parent!
njperdiew
Absolute gold of a podcast.
I look forward to these episodes weekly! I cannot get enough. I just laugh out loud at Meg because she brings so much raw “realness” and I love Amy’s tips and practical nature as well as all her research. Thanks for being a light in these dark times. Laughter is truly the best medicine. It’s nice to know we aren’t momming all alone.
Meggers McScreggers
HILARIOUS!!!
I love this podcast so much! I’ve been binge listening to old episodes for weeks - and I never get tired of it! I have an Amy personality- and so I love her research and advice. And Meg makes me laugh so so hard! They’re both just awesomely funny and have great chemistry. And the topics are spot on and super relevant to my life as a mom of four (ages 6-12). I hope this podcast never ends. Favorite podcast of all time!!! 👍👍
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Ryno 333
Mommy’s escape
Oh my goodness, this podcast is my favorite weekly escape ❤️. These ladies are hilarious, honest, humble, down to earth, and so positive and inclusive. If you belong to the mom club this is for you!
B-hobop
Love these sane, funny women!
Really grounded and I love listening to these women!
indiefeed review
Refreshing and funny podcast about motherhood
I have found this podcast to be so wise, honest and hilarious and listening to these wise, funny women has made me a better mother! I wish I knew more mothers like them in real life. I like how they are different from each other and I could see myself being friends with both! I also like that I can listen to this with my kids around although it’s really meant for moms and not kids. My 9 year old son has laughed hard at a lot of their episodes!
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Ms. Eva
My kind of mommas!
So, even though Amy and Margaret are fairly different from one another, I can weirdly completely relate to both of them! Their banter is amazing, and Amy’s diligent research paired with Margaret’s “this is probably fine” sense of adventure is a hilarious win all around. I especially love that I can 100% relate to all the Oldilocks references and I just feel so seen!
Ohiogirlie74
Good For a Laugh (Or Ten)!
Very funny and relatable podcast.
*Carol A.*
LOVE THIS SHOW!
Oh my goodness, I listen to a lot of podcasts and this is one of my favorites. I LOVE Amy and Margaret’s humor and practical advice for parenting, while keeping appropriate perspective. I have learned so much and it has truly changed how I parent, plus I literally laugh out loud every episode. I got my mom and twin sister hooked and we often share “what fresh hell-isms”. Such a good show!
mollyb18
Best podcast ever!
Margaret and Amy are my best friends, even if they don’t realize it. I think we live in the same home, possibly inside the same brain. The first episode I ever listened to was the one about those mythical mom tribes, and it was SO nice to hear them normalizing the struggle to get “in” with a mom group. I love these guys!
zotrie
Hilarious podcast with great information too
Finally a rational podcast about parenting that doesn’t take everything so seriously! I look forward to it every week and often laugh out loud while I’m listening.
hdgolden
Love this community!
This podcast and the corresponding Facebook community are so lovely!
pgsavage
A reprieve from the slog
Thank you ladies for your hard work on this show. I look forward to it every week!
TiredinMaine
helpful and entertaining
late to the podcast (starting 3 yrs in) - but almost caught up :) this duo and the show format are awesome... humor, experience, interviews, and advice related to parenting - WFH hits the sweetspot for parenting podcast for me, having tried three other ones so far... and it's the only show where i like listenting to some of the commercials...
fem80
Not a Parent
It may seem strange for someone who isn’t a parent to listen to this podcast, but I do it any! I am a Kindergarten teacher, and listening to these wonderful lady’s has given me so much perspective. I feel like I have more appreciation for how busy a Mom can be, and how things can look from their perspective. I love this podcast!
njfnr
Saving my life right now
Stumbled onto this one one month into isolation. So good!! So real!!
MsFrizzle2.0
Best Momcast ever
I found this podcast while I was pregnant in 2019 and have been binging as much as I can ever since. These 2 are relatable, funny, don’t take themselves too seriously and give great practical tips. I listen daily!
jnewchurch
Y’all are the best!
I’ve tried many parenting podcasts and yours is hands down the best. You have a great banter and balance. I appreciate the variety of topics and the tempo of each show is consistent. I look forward to you two sharing “research and screes” each week!😁
s ren
Favorite Thing
You feel like you’re with friends while listening to this podcast!! It’s definitely my favorite thing to listen to!! Thanks Margaret and Amy! I’d be lost without you guys!
Nicole.Chubbuck1
Makes My Wednesday
I just happened upon WFH about a month ago while searching for “mom podcasts”. I absolutely love the podcast and have been telling all my friends about it. I’m currently mid binge in all the episodes andI find listening to it therapeutic-I laugh a lot while I listen to it. AND I usually take a little pearl or two away with me to reflect on. Thanks Margaret and Amy. Keep up the good work ❤️
Meghannleggin
Love it!
I look forward to listening every week and recommend it to all my friends. So great to have a parenting podcast that is equally entertaining as it is informative. Margaret and Amy approach both the tough and mundane aspects of parenting in a non-judgmental way.
MaryAnne31
I feel SEEN
I often turn these ladies on when I’m attempting to get through those tough parenting moments and it ALWAYS helps, so much more so than taking to the internet and feeling shamed by google search responses. I tend to feel like I’m in a bubble when my kids are “not giving me a hard time, but having a hard time” and Amy and Margaret let me know that yes, my kids may be horrible monsters, but everyone else’s kids are horrible monsters too, and there are even ways to deal with that. There’s no better way to get through tough times than with a little humor, which they bring to the table along with a boatload of practical advice and ahas. Give it a listen if you feel like you need some smart, down to earth advice for whatever the hell is going on with your kids.
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Schteaph
Can’t wait to listen to more!
Just listened for the first time and I loved it!!! So many relatable topics and I felt more at peace hearing people talk about the things I was feeling!! It’s lighthearted and refreshing to know we’re not alone in the crazy life of motherhood!!
mom of dinos
I really awesome podcast for Parents
As a mom it was really refreshing to hear more moms discuss all the hot topics of motherhood but in a comedic way! The host are really different but that is what makes it great!
SippinandDishin
AMAZING!
One of the greatest mom podcasts out there. You will get something out of EVERY episode!!! I can’t wait for the next episode!
kpasby
Best parenting podcast!
So funny and helpful! It seems like you’re listening to friends. Love these ladies! Keep up the fabulous work!
Pharmtastic
Love this!
Always makes me laugh and I typically feel like I come away with some tactical parenting strategies. Thanks and thanks!
arobhigs
LOVE the content, lose the word “like”
I love this show!! It’s relatable and I learn so much every time. It’s one of my favorite shows. But. Margaret, please stop saying “like” as a verbal tic! It’s extremely distracting and sometimes I want to finish an episode but seriously can’t because I feel like a pre-teen is verbally delivering a woman’s wisdom. It’s so hard to listen to! Five stars for content, ideas, conversation. One star for not articulating like a grown-up.
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whilingstages
Love it!!
I love the topics and all the conversations! Seriously makes me feel like I’m having a conversation with my girlfriends!! Please keep them coming!! I’m a hot mess mom with three that are five and under so I feel I get all of the right now shenanigans while you guys help me to see that the shenanigans will keep coming lol ages and stages 🤣❤️🤣❤️
Shellena E
So good!
I love love love this podcast. The hosts M and A are the perfect mix of thoughtful, realistic and hysterical.
AmandaWinNYC
Required listening for any mom!!!
I can’t remember how I stumbled upon What Fresh Hell, but it was a turning point in my life! All the things you question as a mother, Margaret and Amy answer in a way that is funny, completely honest, and makes me feel that I might not be insane after all. These two are my people. My dream is to have coffee in NYC with Margaret and Amy, discussing the perils of motherhood, until then, I cook, clean, mother, and do all the things with this podcast in my ear.❤️👍🏻⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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goodmusicians
Best ever!
My favorite podcast! Truly the best.
Jenmusic789
Best “mom” podcast out there!
I LOVE this podcast, it’s very funny and relatable. I’m in my mid-40’s with a 2 year old daughter & really relate to the hosts. I have gotten so much great advice from this podcast, it’s informative but in a “real” way if that makes sense.
Jmoflow
Best podcast for all parents !
Got a new born, toddler, tween, teen no matter the age of your child(ren) you’ll love this podcast. The topics, the humor, the research and great hosts mixes for a must subscribe! Grateful for you ladies!
mom of one!
Funny and informative
Thank you for this podcast- so great
RCS3369853
Where do I begin...
I have approximately an hour and 10 minute commute from Temecula CA to San Diego. I discovered the WFH podcast about a month ago and have been binge listening ever since. I have literally listened to every episode, listening to some more than once. I actually feel like I have become a better parent as a result of this new addiction. Here is what I like about the podcast. I truly appreciate how Amy and Margaret are authentic as they discuss the topic at hand. As they share research and advice they allow themselves to be vulnerable discussing the challenges they face with their children. Many times as I listen, one of them will talk about something that happened at home and I will think to myself, “Wow, it is not just my son who does this.” or “Ok, I’m not the only parent who...” The topics are interesting and relevant. I also appreciate how they integrate research into the discussion (Thank you Amy). These ladies are funny, intelligent and real. I totally recommend this podcast.
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bkslyder
Great podcast
I feel that I found moms I want to listen to their experiences!
Cidodog
Excellent Podcast!
A superb mix of humor and advice great for any caregiver. A must for moms, IMO!
Dragonblossom
Real and relatable
Love listening to these ladies. Funny and practical with a great mix of “real” as well as expert advice.
Nebraskamom424
Love this podcast!
This podcast is both entertaining and informative. I always laugh out loud several times during each episode. Thank you for helping me laugh my way through motherhood!
jenni485
Great listen!
I love this podcast for funny and practical tips to help with motherhood!
Loves Dogs!!
Love these gals
This is my favorite podcast. I plan my week to do all of my worst chores and errands on Wednesday so I can listen to these gals and make it better. They’re both so smart but not snobby. They joke about motherhood, but are great moms. Great, loving moms. They are real about their relationships, but love their husbands and work hard at their marriages. A great mix of irreverent, feminist and also kind of old-fashioned. And good real advice.
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Elizabeth Buffalo, NY
Great Show!
This is an awesome show! I always get a laugh out of these ladies (and often some great advice too!)
SBlack89
Funny and informative
This is my favorite podcast! Not only do I feel like I learn something each time I listen, I find myself laughing throughout and nodding my head because it’s just so relatable.
Tiff0414
Hilarious and helpful
This is my absolute favorite parenting podcast. Amy and Margaret feel like your mom friends who just happen to be super knowledgeable and funny.
April092776
Love
What an amazing, funny, and encouraging podcast! It’s a must-listen every week!
MelHoli
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