The Double Shift is an independently produced, reported and narrated podcast. The show is the first to treat the experience and identity of working moms with journalistic seriousness and curiosity. It’s part of the Critical Frequency Podcast Network, a women-owned company that seeks to elevate underrepresented voices in podcasting.

The show is created and hosted by 2017 Harvard Nieman Fellow and independent journalist Katherine Goldstein, whose reporting, commentary and opinion pieces have established her as a leading voice in challenging the status quo of working motherhood in America.

The show’s executive producer is Murrow-award winning producer and NPR veteran Sarah Ventre, and is scored by Travis Morrison, the lead singer of The Dismemberment Plan and Goldstein’s spouse

The Double Shift is funded in part through the generous support of the Ford Foundation and is a proud member of The Southern Documentary Fund.

Katherine Goldstein

Katherine Goldstein


An award-winning journalist, Katherine Goldstein has been extensively quoted as an expert in issues facing working mothers in the NYTimes, Washington Post, The Atlantic, and on WNYC and NPR. She has a track record for conversation-setting work, such as 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?

To prepare for The Double Shift, Goldstein completed a summer audio intensive at The Center For Documentary Studies at Duke. “This show is not about parenthood or kids,” she explains. “We’re not asking celebrity moms for tips and tricks or giving the same old advice about ‘finding work-life balance.’ Instead, through narrative storytelling, we tackle juicy questions and harness the stories of a diverse group of mothers from all over the country. We’re talking to women who are challenging the world we see around us, not conforming to it.”

Goldstein’s literary agent is Leigh Eisenman at Mackenzie Wolf. And she runs Double Shift Productions as an independent journalism company out of Durham, N.C., where she lives with her husband and her three-year-old son.

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

I believe this can be more than a show; it can be part of a movement.
— Katherine Goldstein


Executive Producer

Sarah Ventre is the Executive Producer of The Double Shift and a founder of Prickly Ear Productions, an audio production and education company.

Previously she was Senior Producer at Phoenix’s NPR station KJZZ, and a producer and editor at NPR headquarters in Washington. Ventre won a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for her reporting on the remote community that is home to the FLDS church, and is one of the founders of Girls Rock! Phoenix — a nonprofit organization that works to empower girls, trans, and gender nonconforming kids through music.

Ventre is always up for a good laugh or a great chile relleno, and loves collaborative creative work and the desert.

Sarah Ventre

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