Here at Lioness, we’ve been talking about the hit podcast, “We Should Talk About That.” Jessica Buchanan, NYT bestselling author, speaker and coach, along with freelance writer and fellow podcaster Jessica Kidwell, host a new show every Monday. Together, they attempt to unpack the uncomfortable topics that nobody is talking about, but definitely should.
What is the podcast about?
With the intention to hold real, authentic conversation about EVERYTHING, the Two Jess(es) bring their humor and a healthy dose of self-deprecation as well as an insatiable curiosity to learn. They unpack issues relating to PTSD, grief, imposter syndrome, body image, middle age, the plight of the working mom, financial literacy and investing and pretty much anything else women are afraid to talk about.
Why should people listen to it? Who is the podcast for?
“We Should Talk About That” mainly focuses on the female audience, but they do interview men and advertise as being inclusive for any and all identities. Out of the 2.6 million podcasts listed, WeSTAT is ranked in the TOP ONE percent. There’s a wide variety of topics from learning more about botox to discussions around grief. The two hosts put themselves on the chopping block and ask the hard questions for their listeners’ benefit.
Featured episode – The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence with NYT Bestselling Author, Jessica Lahey
One episode you need to listen to is The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence. This pod features NYT Bestselling Author, Jessica Lahey. In this supportive, life-saving resource, Lahey helps parents and educators understand the roots of substance abuse. This way, they can identify who is most at risk for addiction and learn practical steps for prevention. Jessica Lahey was born into a family with a long history of alcoholism and drug abuse. Despite her desire to thwart her genetic legacy, she became an alcoholic and didn’t find her way out until her early forties. Jessica has worked as a teacher in substance abuse programs for teens. She was determined to inoculate her two adolescent sons against their most dangerous inheritance.
All children, regardless of their genetics, are at some risk for substance abuse. According to the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, teen drug addiction is the nation’s largest preventable and costly health problem. Despite the existence of proven preventive strategies, nine out of ten adults with substance use disorder report they began drinking and taking drugs before age eighteen. Joining the two Jess(es) is a third Jess. She is welcomed for another rattling WeSTAT conversation. She discusses alcohol, your kids, substance abuse disorder and how our relationship to ALL of it desperately needs to be examined—for the sake of our children’s brain development.
About the hosts
Jessica Buchanan is the NYT bestselling author of “Impossible Odds,” a memoir that details her 93 days in captivity in Somali, and her dramatic rescue by SEAL Team 6. She is a TEDx speaker, educator and speaking coach. She is also the co-founder of The Project You Collective which is a professional coaching program for women.
Jessica Kidwell is a freelance writer and host of the brand new podcast, Neuroversity. The show is a space to learn about and elevate the stories of the neuro-diverse community. She is also the co-host of the podcast We Should Talk About That. The podcast aims to connect people by having hard conversations about uncomfortable topics in a safe way.
Want more podcasts to binge? Check out our last week’s piece on “Embark”.