Afterbirth Stories

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Stories you won't read in a parenting magazine

Episodios

Suzanne Krull reads her untitled Afterbirth story.

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Suzanne Krull was an actress, comedienne, devoted wife and loving mother.

Joel Murray reads "My Boy Hank is Graduating from College this Summer"

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Joel Murray is an actor and father of four. He lives with his wife in Los Angeles.

Christian Duguay reads "James Bond, Therapist"

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Christian Duguay has appeared on "Arrested Development," "FOX NFL Sunday," and as a regular cast member on "MadTV." He is an alumnus of the Los Angeles improv theater The Groundlings, has worked as a Producer on "MTV's Rob and Big," and as an Executive Producer of "Fantasy Factory" and "Ridiculousness" on MTV.

Dani Klein Modisett reads "The Cookie Story"

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Dani Klein Modisett is the creator/producer of the live show "Afterbirth," which has been running in Los Angeles for nine years and also runs in New York, Boston, and Washington DC. She is also an actress and a comic. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two sons.

Sarah Thyre reads "Tits of Steel"

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Sarah Thyre is an actor and writer. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two kids.

Rick Cleveland reads "The Family Bed"

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Writer/producer Rick Cleveland has had an impressive career in television working on "Six Feet Under," "Mad Men," and "Nurse Jackie." Cleveland won the Jury Award for Best One Person Show at the 2006 US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado for his performance in "My Buddy Bill", about his fictional friendship with President Bill Clinton, a monologue play filmed for a Comedy Central Special and DVD.

Griffin Dunne reads his untitled Afterbirth story

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Griffin Dunne is an actor/producer/director who first gained recognition in two '80's cult favorites, "An American Werewolf in London" and "After Hours." He has continued to appear on both sides of the camera, directing "Addicted to Love" and "Fierce People," among other movies, and acting on TV in "Damages" and "The Good Wife."

Mike Sikowitz reads "Boys Don't Cry"

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Mike Sikowitz has been writing and producing TV comedies for the better part of twenty years, including Friends, Grounded for Life and currently, Rules of Engagement.

Johanna Stein reads "Oh You Shouldn't Have"

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Johanna Stein is a writer/director/comedian/forward/slash/abuser whose work has been seen in The NY Times, Parents Magazine, CBS, Comedy Central, Disney, PBS, Nickelodeon, The Oxygen Network, The Movie Network, VH-1, CBC and all over the Worldwide Internets. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, their daughter, and a dog who once ate a couch.

Mark Hudis reads "The Gay Straight Dad"

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Mark Hudis has written for GQ, Playboy, MAD Magazine, "That '70s Show," "Nurse Jackie," and "True Blood." He lives in Los Angeles with his smokin' hot wife, whom he doesn't deserve, and their two beautiful kids.

Christopher Noxon reads "A Father, a Daughter, a Gorilla Head"

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Christopher Noxon is an author, journalist and father of three. He's the author of "Rejuvenile: Kickball, Cartoons, Cupcakes and the Reinvention of the American Grown Up." His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Los Angeles Magazine, Details and Salon. He's at work on a novel about Hollywood, househusbandry and food.

Christy Callahan reads "The Dinosaur Universe"

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A frequent "Afterbirth" contributor, Christy Callahan is a former motion picture executive and TV writer.

Stefanie Wilder-Taylor reads "Going for Broke"

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Stefanie Wilder-Taylor is the author of "Sippy Cups Are Not For Chardonnay," "Naptime is the New Happy Hour," "It's Not Me, It's You" and most recently "I'm Kind of a Big Deal." You may have seen her as a guest on Oprah, Dr. Oz, Dr. Phil, Larry King Live, 20/20 or Dr. Drew. She appears on the Today Show fairly regularly, doling out parenting advice.

Kim Karp Lappen reads "Other People's A**holes and Other Uncontrollable Sh*t"

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Despite what you've heard, Kim Karp Lappen is a feature/TV writer, a wife and a mother. But not always in that order. She is a native of Los Angeles and lives there with her husband and two kids.

Mo Gaffney reads "I Yelled"

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Mo Gaffney is an actress and writer who lives in Los Angeles with her son Jack. She recently performed in the musical "Hairspray" at the Hollywood Bowl. She can be seen in the new Showtime series "House of Lies" and in new episodes of "Absolutely Fabulous" for the BBC.

Steven Cragg reads "Crabs"

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Steven Cragg is a writer and producer in Los Angeles. He has written for "Saturday Night Live," "MadTV," and "Scrubs." He is currently developing "This Little Piggy" and "How to Be a Better American" for television.

Kim Karp Lappen reads "Bad Mommy"

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Despite what you've heard, Kim Karp Lappen is a feature/TV writer, a wife and a mother. But not always in that order. She is a native of Los Angeles and lives there with her husband and two kids.

Joan Rater reads "The Long Hug"

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Joan Rater is a writer and monologist currently working as an executive producer on ABC's "Grey's Anatomy." She lives in Pasadena, California with her husband, Tony, and their two daughters, Maggie and Sally.

Kayla Alpert reads "Boys"

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Kayla Alpert catapulted into the entertainment industry by answering fan mail for American Gladiator. Since then, she’s written screenplays for Disney, 20th Century Fox, New Line, Miramax and Warner Bros; television pilots for NBC, ABC, FOX, CBS and HBO. Her recent credits include the film adaptation of "Confessions of a Shopaholic" as well as "LAX" and "Ally McBeal."

Jason Nash reads "Cookie Monster"

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Jason Nash co-hosts the podcast "Guys With Feelings" and directs and writes the web series "Jason Nash is Married."

Kell Cahoon reads "Family Vacation"

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Kell Cahoon is a TV writer whose credits include "The Larry Sanders Show," "NewsRadio" and "King Of The Hill." He is currently working on Psych and commutes every week to L.A. from Austin where he lives with his wife and sons.

Courtney Kemp Agboh reads "An Open Letter to My Breasts"

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Courtney Kemp Agboh is a supervising producer/writer for the Emmy-nominated CBS drama "The Good Wife." Her previous credits include "The Bernie Mac Show," "Justice," and "Eli Stone." She lives in Los Angeles.

Marta Ravin reads "Baby Powder"

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Marta Ravin is an Emmy-Nominated Television producer who currently produces Music News for the Fuse Network. In her former life she was a stand-up comic and an on-air host who appeared on MTV, VH1, Oxygen, NBC and Comedy Central. She lives in Kew Gardens, NY with her husband Abe and four year old son, Jonah.

Brett Paesel reads "Career Day"

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Brett Paesel is the author of the Los Angeles Times bestseller "Mommies Who Drink: Sex, Drugs, and Other Distant Memories of an Ordinary Mom." She has also developed television shows for HBO, ABC, Fox, Comedy Central, Lifetime Television, WB Television Network and Nick at Nite. Brett blogs weekly at lastofthebohemians.blogspot.com.

Dani Klein Modisett reads "Not Enough Good Old Days"

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Dani Klein Modisett is the creator/producer of the live show "Afterbirth," which has been running in Los Angeles for eight years and also runs in New York, Boston, and Washington DC. She is also an actress and a comic. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two sons.

Sam Brown reads "Things I Want My Son to Know in Case I Drop Dead"

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Sam Brown is an acclaimed comedian, actor, and screenwriter. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and son.

Kemp Powers reads "His Father's Son"

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Kemp Powers, a writer, editor and self-proclaimed barcalounger-based pundit, was a very angry and cynical young man who has grown into a cautiously optimistic adult. A journalist for more than 15 years, he has told the stories of countless others in the pages of magazines ranging from Esquire to Forbes. He is a playwright at Rogue Machine Theatre company.

Lucinda Jenney reads her untitled Afterbirth story

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Lucinda Jenney is a writer and an actress. She lives in both LA and Santa Fe with her daughter and her boyfriend Bill Moseley.

Lew Schneider reads "The Sacrifice"

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Lew Schneider is a recovering stand-up comedian. His work in television includes stints as a Nickelodeon game-show host and sit-com regular. For the past seventeen years he has worked as a writer/producer on a number of series, most notably on the Emmy-winning "Everybody Loves Raymond." He's currently a co-executive producer on TNT's "Men of a Certain Age."

Andrew McCarthy reads "The Bugaboo"

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Andrew McCarthy has appeared in more than two dozen films, including "Less Than Zero" and "The Joy Luck Club." He’s starred on television ("Lipstick Jungle") and on Broadway ("Side Man"). He is a contributing editor at National Geographic Traveler Magazine. He has written for The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, Travel+Leisure, and many others. He received the 2010 Lowell Thomas award for Travel Journalist of the Year.

Tom Shillue reads "No Hovering"

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Tom Shillue is a comedian who has been featured in his own Comedy Central stand-up special, on "Conan," NBC's "Late Friday" and "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart." Tom’s solo show "Supernormal" was just named "Best One Person Show" at the 2010 ECNY Awards, and begins its New York run at PS122 in March, 2011.

Merrin Dungey reads "Have I Got a Trip for You"

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Merrin Dungey is an actress living in Los Angeles. She's been featured in "Alias," "King of Queens," "Better Off Ted," and many others shows.

Beth Littleford reads "Letter to my Son's Future Therapist"

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Beth Littleford is an actress and comedienne. She was the first female correspondent at the Daily Show on Comedy Central. She's currently in production on "Movie 43" and "Crazy, Stupid, Love."

Steven Cragg reads "Role Model"

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Steven Cragg is a writer and producer in Los Angeles. He has written for "Saturday Night Live," "MadTV," and "Scrubs." He is currently developing "This Little Piggy" and "How to Be a Better American" for television.

Todd Waring reads "I Finally Swore at my Daughter"

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Todd Waring is a writer and actor. He has made hundreds of television appearances including "Grey's Anatomy," "Nip/Tuck," and "Desperate Housewives." He is currently developing a pilot about his relationship with his daughter.