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Circling the Drain

Ellie Dvorkin Dunn & Julia Granacki

A podcast about the period BEFORE you stop getting your period. The concept of a woman "circling the drain" conjures up negative imagery for some, but the origin of this as the name of the podcast has a story. A friend, in her 30's at the time, was listing her ailments to a male physician who clearly had a terrible bedside manner, because he responded to her complaints by shrugging his shoulders in a dismissive fashion and saying something like, "I don't know what to tell you. From now on, you're basically just circling the drain!" Co-hosts Ellie and Julia have been laughing at the audacity of this tone-deaf interaction ever since, and when they decided to start this podcast about the plight of the aging woman, they chose to reclaim and repurpose the phrase in the spirit of humor. Every human on the planet is circling the drain from the moment we are born. The question is, how slowly and gracefully can we spiral? And can we minimize the discomfort while we whirl? Perimenopausal co-hosts Ellie and Julia take a deep dive into the sometimes embarrassing, often hilarious, and always bewildering issues of the hormonal changes that take place in midlife. Through honest accounts, thoughtful interviews, and group panel discussions, their mission is to make you chuckle, make you nod your head in recognition, and hopefully make some scientific progress.
Episodes
Rock Stars Go Through Menopause Too with Kay Hanley and Elizabeth Hanley-GrandeNovember 23, 2022 Episode artwork The Currency of Youth and Cleavage with Rachel FineNovember 09, 2022 Episode artwork It's OK to Say "Menopause" on TV with Tamsen Fadal and Jo Lamarca MathisenOctober 26, 2022 Episode artwork What's Gonna Happen to My Vagina, Auntie? with Omisade Burney-ScottOctober 12, 2022 Episode artwork Meditating Calms Our Tits with Mark PriceSeptember 28, 2022 Episode artwork We're Smart. We're Educated. We're Grown-Ass Women. with Laura Stratte and Jacqueline GiannelliSeptember 14, 2022 Episode artwork Stop Shoulding All Over Yourself with Liz ApplegateAugust 31, 2022 Episode artwork Casseroles Are Everywhere with Michele Carlo and Sheria MattisAugust 17, 2022 Episode artwork Meet the Fibroids with Aileen WeintraubAugust 03, 2022 Episode artwork Mom Friends + Poop Friends = Best Friends with Ashley Hearon Smith and Keri Setaro July 20, 2022 Episode artwork Twice a Week Until Death Do You Part with Dr. Rachel RubinJuly 06, 2022 Episode artwork I AM BRAIN FOG with Brooke Haney and Desi WatersJune 22, 2022 Episode artwork The Hazardous Footstool with Georgia ClarkJune 08, 2022 Episode artwork Hot Flashes, Healing, and Havening with Hilary RussoMay 25, 2022 Episode artwork #ihadanabortion - A CTD Bonus Episode!May 18, 2022 Episode artwork We Finally Got You a Therapist with Donna KlassenMay 11, 2022 Episode artwork The Gift of Weed and Patience with Nicky Smith and Cheri Paige FoglemanApril 27, 2022 Episode artwork Ashwagandha is Not a Country with Kristin Johnson and Maria ClapsApril 13, 2022 Episode artwork My Face is Falling with Jennifer DeMaioMarch 30, 2022 Episode artwork A Panoply of Pausals with Jennifer Weedon-Palazzo and Monique CupidMarch 16, 2022 Episode artwork A Pap "Schmear" Does Not Involve Cream Cheese with Dr. Mandy LeonhardtMarch 02, 2022 Episode artwork Like Daughter, Like Mother with Michelle MacDonald and Joan MacDonaldFebruary 16, 2022 Episode artwork Sad, Fat, and Dry with Dr. Linda DahlFebruary 02, 2022 Episode artwork Who is Mary Penomause? with Alison Crockett and Cate Frazier-NeelyJanuary 19, 2022 Episode artwork How to Pinch a Loaf with Kelly KaneJanuary 05, 2022 Episode artwork