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When I Knew

When I Knew

By When I Knew
Join us for a six part series with WYSP Scientists Mike PhD and Kevin Phd as we explore the science of pregnancy and beyond. Season three will focus on the perils of parenthood. Steering clear of DIY ideas and baby shower themes, this season is going to take an honest and scientific look behind pregnancy, birth and parenthood - one of the most toxic communities in The US. Samantha and her husband James are pregnant with their first child and learned very quickly that pregnancy was absolutely nothing like what they had expected.
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Bonus Episode: Pregnancy Hacks for under $50 that worked
Every woman is different but these are the products that actually made a difference for Samantha during her first pregnancy. Learn more: www.wysp.us
29:57
March 2, 2021
The Science of Genetic Dominance
Mike PhD and Kevin PhD are back to discuss genetic dominance in the womb and why some predispositions can be predicted and/or verified while others cannot.   As science continues to progress, will the accuracy of quantifiable predictions sharpen? Samantha and her husband are expecting their first child this summer and it wasn't even halfway through their first trimester when they realized the experience of becoming a parent is nothing like they imagined.  Endless screenings, tests, judgmental opinions from doctors, nurses and friends and essentially no resource for support.  Fed up with being guilt tripped and scared, Samantha turned to the Scientists at WYSP to discuss what was actually going on with her body and her baby and quickly realized that the word "fault" should be struck from the vocabulary of any expectant parent.  Learn more: www.wysp.us
26:10
February 18, 2021
The Science of Getting Pregnant
Episode 1 of 6 with our friends from WYSP Science's podcast, "Mikroscope!" Mike and Kevin are both working on their PhD's in the field of Microbiology and Samantha is on a quest to remind you just how out of your control pregnancy is.  In this episode, they discuss the science of actually getting pregnant and the millions of things that prevent even the healthiest and most ideal people from conceiving. Next time: The fight for genetic dominance. Learn more: www.wysp.us Follow: _wheniknew_ and @_mikroscope_
31:23
January 28, 2021
When I Knew I was being fired.
We've all been there....but what do you do in the moments immediately following?  Samantha has been let go, fired, sacked, canned....dismissed more times than she cares to recount. But what she did might help you feel a little better. Follow: www.instagram.com/_wheniknew_ Learn more: www.wysp.us
20:29
November 29, 2020
Coming home...again.
COVID sent thousands of people packing right back to where it all started - their parents house.  Now we have retired parents with adult children crowding their dinner tables with screens, computers and endless coffee mugs.  There's young adults who managed to hold on to their first adult job who are trying to establish their place at their company as dad yells at the TV and mom gossips loudly into the phone.  And then there are the thousands who are now unemployed, back home feeling lost, angry and without purpose with no promise of a brighter future ahead.  CorBen recently moved home to Alaska from the hustle and bustle of NYC after reaching the door of what would have been the pinnacle of his career; a spot in the cast of "Hamilton." Samantha has moved home more times than she cares to admit. It's hard. You're grateful but it's hard. But, it's not forever.  Take is from us, this too shall pass.  In the meantime, let's all have a laugh together. www.wysp.us
17:45
November 23, 2020
When I Knew Yoga and Van Life Was My Calling
Sarah grew up in New England where she attended the most exclusive schools and was well on her way to becoming an Olympic Rower. But when stress and unfulfilling goals became a voice in her head she couldn't ignore, she headed out west in search of herself. Yoga and making jewelry with responsibly sourced stones gave Sarah the serenity she had been longing for, and now she travels around the world with her partner Kyle and their dog, living out of their van and offering classes in Breathwork. It's the great leap most people only dream of and Sarah is living it. Join us for an insightful and honest view of this journey to self. Follow the journey on Instagram @improbablereality and at www.improbablereality.org Learn more: www.wyspmedia.com/wheniknew Follow us: www.instagram.com/_wheniknew_ Follow Dana: www.instagram.com/danapowells Follow Samantha: www.instagram.com/_whateveryousaybabe_ Follow CorBen: www.instagram.com/corben_w “When I Knew” is presented by Whatever You Say Productions, LLC. www.wyspmedia.com
01:06:54
March 6, 2020
When I Knew I am 1 out of 282,200 Working in the Trades
This month Dana and Samantha welcome Erin, an affiliate of the IBEW Union of Lineworkers. Together the three commiserate on the state of the job market, especially the trades, and brainstorm ways to improve the world of tradee jobs for women. Learn more: www.wyspmedia.com/wheniknew Follow us: www.instagram.com/_wheniknew_ Follow Dana: www.instagram.com/danapowells Follow Samantha: www.instagram.com/_whateveryousaybabe_ Follow CorBen: www.instagram.com/corben_w “When I Knew” is presented by Whatever You Say Productions, LLC. www.wyspmedia.com
55:35
February 9, 2020
When I Knew I Was Leaving New York City
Sarah had a life in New York City that would lead any career driven person to jealousy. A full time job at an established company with nights and weekends off to dine at the best restaurants and skip out to The Hamptons in the Summer. But a reality not unlike the now famous one featured in, "The Devil Wears Prada" drove her away from the bright lights and straight for the hills...literally. And she's not alone. In fact, millions of Millenials are leaving careers in big cities that their parents prayed they would have and are moving closer to nature, thus accepting massive slashes to their income and a complete upside down flip of their current lifestyle. But why? Join Dana, Samantha, and Sarah for a unique journey in search of "the idea" and the mad, unapologetic dash towards what life is truly all about. Tune in now on every major platform (Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Radio Public...) by searching, "When I Knew" or join us at www.wyspmedia.com/wheniknew #backtobasics #nychustle #traveldiary #livesimply #myjourney
01:01:24
December 21, 2019
Light bulb Moments: Parents
There is no manual for parenting, nor has there ever been or will ever be.  The moms and dads of the world are just out there doing their best and hoping they're getting it right. Samantha and CorBen sit down to talk about their ever-evolving relationships with their parents from birth to adulthood.  CorBen comes from a strict military family and Samantha comes from a laid back nature loving family.  But they both turned out very similar in how they approach obstacles and most notably, how they take responsibility for their lives and apply their parents work ethic to their career goals.  So is it nature, nurture, routine or luck?  Tune in now for a feel good and honest look from a child's perspective on parents. Learn more: www.wheniknewpodcast.com Follow us: www.instagram.com/_wheniknew_
32:12
November 15, 2019
When I Knew I wanted to be a Professional Dancer & Teacher
Raeleen fell in love with dancing at a young age when she would join her parents at the Town Center for Square Dancing.   She was exposed to different styles through community theater, but it wasn't until she left her corporate job that she realized her potential to become a competitive dancer, a dance teacher and now, an owner of a successful dance studio.  Join Samantha and Raeleen as they discuss her story, inspirations, the costs associated with competitive ballroom dancing and the legacy Raeleen hopes to leave behind. Learn more: www.wheniknewpodcast.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/_wheniknew_
47:23
November 8, 2019
When I Knew I am Gay
Our very own CorBen Williams joins Samantha to share his story of celebrating his sexual orientation. The two discuss everything from coming out to family and neighbors, dealing with classmates and a no nonsense look at dating in the Gay Community.  Learn more at www.wheniknewpodcast.com and @_wheniknew_ on Instagram.
49:04
October 18, 2019
Light bulb Moments: Growing out of Friends
It happens to all of us - We live, we learn and we grow out of friends. In this episode, Samantha and CorBen share personal stories of moments when they knew their friendships that seemed built to last proved they weren't. Money gets in the way, new romantic relationships change the dynamic and a clash of ethics can be the difference between BFF's and practically strangers. The lesson? It happens to all of us, it's normal, it's natural and there's always an important lesson to learn.  Learn more at www.wheniknewpodcast.com and @_wheniknew_ on Instagram. Rate and subscribe on Apple Podcasts and favorite us everywhere else. 
25:21
September 26, 2019
When I Knew I had Chronic Illnesses
On this episode we meet Sarah who has been living with illnesses like, Sjogren's Syndrome, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Depression, and Anxiety for the majority of her life. Tune in to hear how she copes with these illnesses and what day-to-day life is like for her.  Learn more at www.wheniknewpodcast.com and @_wheniknew_ on Instagram.
46:45
September 6, 2019
Light bulb Moments: Constructive Criticism
In our new mini series, "Light bulb Moments" CorBen and Samantha sit down to discuss all of life's teachable moments and how they lived through them. This week, it's all about constructive criticism.  The hosts share stories, compare and contrast and offer a path forward from one of life's most important skills. To learn more, join us at www.whateveryousayproductions.com @_wheniknew_ on Instagram
26:35
August 30, 2019
When I Knew I Had Schizoaffective Disorder
In this episode we meet Scott who has been living with Schizoaffective Disorder for most of his life.
01:13:43
August 2, 2019
When I Knew I Had Been Sexually Assaulted
 Dana and Samantha welcome "Silvia" to the show to discuss how the Kavanaugh Trials and her daughter's recent rape resurfaced memories she thought she had suppressed for good over 40 years ago.  In this powerful episode about bravery, forgiveness, and the how a violation of such magnitude can stay with you long after it's happened, we hope our listeners know there is hope, there is help and there are millions of people around the globe who believe you, understand you and support you.  To learn more about how you can receive free, confidential help local to you, go to www.rainn.org. 
33:41
July 5, 2019
When I Knew I am Transgender
 Jason knew from a young age that he was born in a body that didn't suite what he knew to be true, but it wasn't until his early 30's that he realized that she is not Theresa. He is Jason and this is his story.  Samantha and Jason discuss his journey in chronological order and look at what it means to him to be trans from a personal, academic and scientific standpoint. To learn more, join us at www.wheniknewpodcast.com and follow us @_wheniknew_ 
50:31
June 7, 2019
When I Knew I Wanted To Adopt
When I Knew I wanted to Adopt features one of our hosts, Samantha and her mother. Join us to hear about their journey to becoming a family.
46:10
May 3, 2019
When I Knew I Wanted a Career as a Drag Queen
On this episode of “When I Knew” we meet the fabulous Fifi DuBois, a stunning drag queen working in New York City. Explore the world of drag with Fifi and hosts, Samantha, Addriana, and Dana. They discuss everything from hair and makeup tips, embarrassing anecdotes, the hardships along the path to becoming a drag queen, and advice for young drag queens out there!  Follow When I Knew on Instagram @_wheniknew_
59:22
April 5, 2019
When I Knew Music Would Save My Life
On this episode of When I Knew, the hosts welcome Laura Dowding to the show. Join us as this talented singer/songwriter walks through her journey to owning her craft and turning it into a full-time career. Not without its challenges, Laura shares how she overcame personal hardships and leaned heavily on friends and family to fight for her creative gift. Laura proves to be a warm, thoughtful, quirky woman whose success is not lost on her. We’re delighted and proud to welcome Laura to the show with all original music by the artist. Follow When I Knew on Instagram @_wheniknew_
01:13:25
March 1, 2019
When I Knew I Wanted to Join The Military
When I Knew I Wanted to Join The Military: Join hosts Samantha, Addriana and Dana as they interview Lainey, an HM2 in The US Navy. Lainey shares what led her decision to join the military, how it has changed her and what she wishes more people knew about our troops. Follow us on Instagram @_wheniknew_ and please rate and review on iTunes. To learn more go to www.wheniknewpodcast.com
26:51
February 8, 2019
When I Knew I Was An Addict
Welcome to, "When I knew" presented by Dicks & Politics. This is a monthly special edition episode we release in tandem with our weekly episodes on Wednesday. "When I knew" features exclusive interviews with our listeners who have overcome tremendous challenges and how they are working to move forward. Our inaugural episode is with Samantha's best and oldest friend, Page who is an addict and an alcoholic celebrating three years of sobriety in February. Samantha and Page take you through their friendship in chronological order and explore Page's struggle with addiction and how it impacted their friendship for better and for worse. These segments in general are explicit and because this deals with drug use, it may not be suitable for young children. We do hope our listeners will join us with an open mind and find something worthwhile in stepping into someone else shoes for a bit. ABOUT: Dicks & Politics is a female produced and hosted show out of New York City. We're committed to bringing our listeners fresh, unfiltered and digestible content in quick segments every Wednesday. Follow us: Instagram: @_wheniknew_ Twitter: @dandppodcast Facebook: Dicks & Politics Website: www.dicksandpolitics.com Follow our hosts: Samantha: @_whateveryousaybabe_ on Instagram and @_whatever_u_say on Twitter Addriana: @britneysrideordie on Instagram & @britsrideordie on Twitter Like what you hear? Hate it? Rate us a leave a review! Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/dicksandpolitics/support https://www.theinfatuation.com/
48:24
January 10, 2019
When I Knew I Had Cancer
This episode of Dicks & Politics is sponsored by The Infatuation • When I Knew I Had Cancer - Presented by Dicks & Politics•••Welcome to, "When I knew" presented by Dicks & Politics. This is a monthly special edition episode we release in tandem with our weekly episodes on Wednesday. "When I knew" features exclusive interviews with our listeners who have overcome tremendous challenges and how they are working to move forward. • • • On this episode, Nicole walks us through her cancer diagnosis that came out of nowhere and changed her life forever. • • • ABOUT: Dicks & Politics is a female produced and hosted show out of New York City. We're committed to bringing our listeners fresh, unfiltered and digestible content in quick segments every Wednesday. • • • Follow us: — Instagram: @_wheniknew_ — Twitter: @dandppodcast — Facebook: Dicks & Politics — Website: www.dicksandpolitics.com • • • Follow our hosts: — Samantha: @_whateveryousaybabe_ on Instagram and @_whatever_u_say on Twitter — Addriana: @britneysrideordie on Instagram & @britsrideordie on Twitter — Like what you hear? Hate it? Rate us a leave a review! Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/dicksandpolitics/support https://www.theinfatuation.com/
31:11
January 10, 2019