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The Double Shift is a reported, narrative podcast about a new generation of working mothers.

It’s not about parenting or kids, but the real, three-dimensional stories of moms who work — from the campaign trail to the legal brothels of Nevada and everywhere in between.

Host Katherine Goldstein is an award-winning journalist and mother. “On The Double Shift,” she says, “we’re talking to women who are challenging the world we see around us, not conforming to it.”



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Latest Episode


Paid Family lEAVE: We can do better

Season 1 | Episode 10 | 06.03.19 | 34 min

The paid family leave situation in America is so bad, mothers are conditioned to think that we’re “lucky” to get ANY time off at all to care for a new baby or adopted child. Erin Grau was a New York Times employee who wasn’t satisfied with “good enough” parental leave. So, along with a determined group of women, she fought to make it better for everyone at her company.



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Katherine Goldstein


Katherine Goldstein, the creator and host of The Double Shift podcast, runs Double Shift Productions as an independent journalism company. An award-winning journalist and 2017 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, Katherine is an expert on working mothers. Her track record for conversation-setting work includes the viral New York Times op-ed, “The Open Secret of Anti-Mom Bias in the Workplace,” “I was a Sheryl Sandberg superfan, Then her “Lean In” advice failed me” and “Where are the Mothers?” Katherine lives in Durham, N.C., and is the mother to a three-year-old son.

Read her latest article in The Guardian, “American Moms: Let’s Stop Feeling Guilty and Start Getting Mad.



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