The Longest Shortest Time

EPISODE #98: Casey Wilson on Mothering Without a Mother

Actress Casey Wilson was a handful as a kid. Her proof: the dog-eared copy of Raising Your Spirited Child that her mom, Kathy, left out on the dining room table.

But Kathy could handle it; she was spirited herself. As the chair of the National Women’s Political Caucus, she traveled the country, rallying women to be involved in politics.


On top of being a career woman, Kathy was very involved in Casey’s life growing up. And her sharp wit and kindness, combined with her explosive outbursts of rage, were a huge influence on Casey’s characters on Saturday Night Live, Happy Endings, and Marry Me.

When Casey was 25, her mom died completely unexpectedly. Tune in to hear Casey’s long and messy road to grieving Kathy’s death—and how having a child of her own re-opened some of those wounds.

Casey with her mom

Casey with her mom

Casey with her son Max

Casey with her son Max

More Casey Wilson
You can catch Casey Wilson on One Mississippi with Tig Notaro. And The Hotwives of Orlando, which is a parody of the reality franchise The Real Housewives. Casey is actually so obsessed with The Real Housewives that she co-hosts a podcast all about it, called Bitch Sesh.

Also. Casey is one of my favorite physical comedians. I cannot get enough of watching this lady dance. Please enjoy:

When You’re Too Tired To Turn Up from Funny Or Die

Charla Loves to Dance with Casey WIlson from Funny Or Die

Have YOU lost a parent?
How has that loss impacted your parenting? Or has it prevented you from becoming a parent? Tell us!

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