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“What Fresh Hell” Podcast Hits 10 Million Downloads: Celebrating with a Live Shows Tour

“What Fresh Hell” Podcast Hits 10 Million Downloads: Celebrating with a Live Shows Tour

Adalyst Media

June 7, 2024

New York, NY, June 7th – The award-winning parenting podcast What Fresh Hell: Laughing in the Face of Motherhood is celebrating a major milestone – reaching a whopping 10 million lifetime downloads! Created and co-hosted by Amy Wilson and Margaret Ables, moms of three with distinctly different parenting styles, What Fresh Hell has become a haven for parents everywhere seeking advice, laughter, and a healthy dose of “you’re not alone” in the daily mayhem of parenting.

“We’re absolutely floored by this incredible milestone,” says co-host Amy Wilson. “When we started What Fresh Hell in 2016, our kids were ages four to fourteen years old. Now we have tweens, teens, and two in college. A lot changes, but a lot stays the same, even as kids get older. We like to think that’s why this podcast continues to resonate with so many listeners.”

Co-host Margaret Ables adds, “The fact that people out there have listened 10 million times is a testament to the power of shared experiences. Parenthood can be messy, frustrating, and undeniably hilarious, and we’re so grateful to be there with listeners on their journeys.”

What Fresh Hell is part of Adalyst Media, “where women come to listen.” The podcast is a Webby honoree for Best Podcast: Kids and Family, a two-time Davey Awards Gold Winner, a two-time Signal Silver Award winner, and a Podcast Awards People’s Choice Award for “Best Family and Parenting Podcast.”

With 10 million downloads and counting, What Fresh Hell proves that when it comes to motherhood, laughter truly is the best medicine.

Celebrating 10 Million Laughs on the Road

To celebrate this momentous occasion, Ables and Wilson are taking their podcast on tour! What Fresh Hell will bring its live shows to cities around the country. The latest dates and cities include:

Wed 9/18/24: Charlotte, NC—The Comedy Zone

Wed 9/25/24: Somerville, MA—Crystal Ballroom

Wed 10/9/24: Washington, DC—The Comedy Loft of DC

Sun 10/13/24: New York, NY—City Winery

Sat 11/16/24: Philadelphia, PA—World Cafe Live

For more information and tickets, head to


About What Fresh Hell’s Co-Hosts

When not on the mic, Amy Wilson is also the author of the parenting memoir When Did I Get Like This? Her second book, Happy to Help, is being published by Zibby Books in January 2025.

Margaret Ables is a comedian and writer who has created television shows for Klasky Csupo (creators of Rugrats), and was the head of video production for Nickelodeon’s mom-centric channel NickMom.

Where to Follow What Fresh Hell

Follow the What Fresh Hell podcast wherever you listen to your favorites, and join the vibrant online community:

● Website:

● Facebook, Instagram, TikTok @whatfreshhellcast

● Apple Podcasts:

● X: @whatfreshpod



Gabbi Lindgren