Advice from Mom
Editor and Producer from Episode 4 to series finale
2016, 2017, 2018
Advice from Mom is equal parts mental-health-advice-column and motherly love. The podcast features listener letters, the advice and life stories of Dr. Momma B (AKA Elizabeth Skibinski-Bortman, PhD – a small-town family therapist “on a mission to mother a mentally healthy world.”) and guests like Esther Perel, Dolores Huerta, Michaela Watkins, Ruth Pointer, and Emily Chang. Host (and daughter of Dr. Momma B) Rebecca Garza-Bortman brings a critical and comical angle to the show, keeping her mom on her toes with attentive follow-up questions and, occasionally, improvised musical aphorisms.
Take a listen to the Season 2 Promo for a brief taste of the show.
Take a listen to the Meet the MAYtriarchy Promo for a bigger bite.
As Producer/Editor/Sound Designer I:
Guided a deeply collaborative work process with the host who was also a first-time podcaster
Developed episode arcs, season structures, and special series
Structured and Produced Interviews
Script edited the host and punch-up edited as needed
Story edited all segments for thoughtful, consistent, high quality episodes.
Multi-Track Episode Editing to build
Sound Designed and Rough Mixed Episodes and Promos
Edited ad scripts and copy for funny musical jingles
AFM was featured on iTunes New and Noteworthy, on NPR’s The Big Listen, and got this great review from The Constant Listener who said "The high-wire act of creating a show that is as insightful as it is entertaining is no small feat, but this mother-daughter pair pull it off with seeming ease. Add to all of that the production is just tip-top... It is an experience quite unlike any other."
Credits: Concept, Host, Music: Rebecca Garza-Bortman. Editor, Sound Designer, Producer: Juliet Hinely. Mix/Master Engineer: Jake Young.