In this episode, we delve into the many ways mothers are portrayed in the pop culture. Our guests Carol Rice and Tiffany Hales help us explore the complexity and variety of moms in television, from Tami Taylor in Friday Night Lights, juggling motherhood with her career as a principal, to Marge Simpson's tireless commitment to her family's well-being. Of course, non-biological mother figures like Kala from Tarzan and Leanne Tuohy from The Blindside show that the strengths of motherhood transcend genetic relationship.
From Regina's infamous 'cool mom' to the powerhouse Mrs. Incredible, negative maternal figures like Mother Gothel to motherhood in reality TV, join us as we uncover the triumphs, challenges, and the often-unseen facets of motherhood as portrayed by movies.
Carl - The Simpsons (Disney+)
Tiffany - Courtroom Insider with Nate Easton
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Mothers We Discussed:
Tami Taylor from Friday Night Lights
Marge Simpson from The Simpsons
Allison Torres from Yes Day
June George from Mean Girls
Donna Sheridan from Mamma Mia!
Aunt May from Spiderman
Leigh Anne Tuohy by The Blindside
Kala from Tarzan
Molly Weasley from Harry Potter
Dr. Kate Murray from A Wrinkle in Time
Marilla Cuthbert from Anne of Green Gables
Mother Gothel from Tangled
Ruth DeWitt Bukater from Titanic
Queen Elinor from Brave
The Stepmother from Cinderella
Carol Brady from The Brady Bunch
Kristen Jenner from Keeping Up With The Kardashians
Michelle Duggar from 19 Kids and Counting
Lenore Skenazy from Free-Range Kids
Alma Madrigal from Encanto
Mamá Imelda from Coco
Lorelai Gilmore from Gilmore Girls
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Carol - Public Square Magazine
Video editing by Liz Busby; Audio mastering by Carl Cranney
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