The Longest Shortest Time

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The parenting show for for everyone. Created by Hillary Frank; hosted by Andrea Silenzi. A Stitcher Production.


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#182 When Your Uterus Wants Out
00:26:22

A woman finds she can’t become a mom without a hysterectomy.

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Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is coming! Many of you are in it. Pre-order here.

Dec 12, 2018
#181 Must Love Fish
00:26:42

When Geneva was looking for her future partner, she made a list of 37 things she wanted. Number one was Native.

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This episode is brought to you by Parabo Press (code: SHORT), Pyure, ThirdLove, Grove Collaborative, and Sunbasket.

Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is coming! Many of you are in it. Pre-order here.

In this episode, we used an excerpt from RWC flash mob Maori Haka by YouTube user kash1n21 under a Creative Commons license.

Dec 05, 2018
#180 The Polycule
00:29:03

Have you ever wondered how polyamorous parents do their thing? Turns out it’s not just about sex?!

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Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is coming! Many of you are in it. Pre-order here.


Nov 28, 2018
#179 Mom, Can I Wait in the Car?
00:30:45

Six years ago, Kim Brooks was home visiting her folks in Virginia… when she made a split-second decision that got her in serious trouble with the law.

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Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is coming! Many of you are in it. Pre-order here.


Nov 21, 2018
#178 Stuff We Love
00:28:40

Stories about family are some of the richest, most riveting stories that you can tell. We invited three panelists to our studio to talk about their favorite TV shows, movies, and books about and for families.

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Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is coming! Many of you are in it. Pre-order it here.


Nov 14, 2018
#177 When Moms Run for Office
00:34:43

Delegate Jennifer Carroll Foy shares what it was like to run for office in 2016... while pregnant with twins! Plus, what happens when we elect more moms to public office?

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This episode is brought to you by Harper Collins Children's Books Horse Meets Dog, AllstateSimple Contacts (code: LONGSHORT20), Kiwi Co, and Grove Collaborative.

Plus, Undeniably Dairy. In a special interview segment, we'll get to know cow nutritionist Rosemarie Zimbelman. Head to UndeniablyDairy.org/devoted to learn more.

Nov 07, 2018
#176 Scared Sh!tless
00:29:27

For our Halloween special, stories about when parenthood isn’t all poops and giggles. Sometimes it’s just a lot of poop.

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This episode is brought to you by Allstate, Kiwi Co, Babeth’s Feast (code: LONGSHORT18), Care.com, and Ulta Beauty. Plus, Undeniably Dairy. In a special interview segment, we'll get to know cow nutritionist Rosemarie Zimbelman. Head to UndeniablyDairy.org/devoted to learn more.

Oct 31, 2018
#175 You Up?
00:35:04

Your 3am bedside companion--literally! In this episode, we open up our phone lines in the middle of the night to hear what’s keeping you all awake.


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Plus, Undeniably Dairy. In a special interview segment, we'll get to know cow nutritionist Rosemarie Zimbelman. Head to UndeniablyDairy.org/devoted to learn more.

Oct 24, 2018
#174 The, Like, Show: Deadass Edition
00:38:31

Talking to teenagers is different from talking to grown-ups. We wanted to know: what advice they would give to parents? We convened a panel of three teens to find out!

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Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is coming! Many of you are in it. Pre-order here.

Sep 19, 2018
#173 Wanna Peek Inside Our Inbox?
00:28:59

The rumors are true… we have the best listeners! Andrea and Jackie share some favorite emails and comments. Plus, an update from Hillary.

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This episode is brought to you by Coffee and Crayons podcast, WGU, Kiwi Co, Care.com and Burrow.

Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is coming! Many of you are in it. Pre-order here.

Sep 12, 2018
#172 Child-Free… With Children
00:31:32

Even though Glynnis MacNicol doesn't have kids of her own, her life is far from child-free.

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This episode is brought to you by WGU, Raised by TV, Sunbasket, ThirdLove, and Kiwi Co.

Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is coming! Many of you are in it. Pre-order here.

Sep 05, 2018
#171 Kidtrepreneurs
00:34:16

Kids today have the chance to become real entrepreneurs and sell to the masses thanks to the internet. We’re going to explore who some of these kids are, what they’re selling, and how they become successful.

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This episode is brought to you by Google Play, WGU, Land’s End (code: SCHOOL40), Kind Snacks (code: LONGSHORT), Grove Collaborative

Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is coming! Many of you are in it. Pre-order here.

Aug 29, 2018
#170 Becoming a Single Dad While Trans
00:28:34

The thing CJ Kemal wants most in life? To be a dad. But when you’re trans and single, it’s hard to know where to start.

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Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is coming! Many of you are in it. Pre-order here.

Aug 22, 2018
#169 Parenting In The Animal Kingdom
00:32:35

We’ve been thinking, there’s so much parenting media out there, but it's pretty species-ist, right? It’s all about how to get your human baby to eat, how to get your human kid to take a bath. We wanted to know: is there anything we can learn from the ways animals take care of their kids that we can take back to our human families?

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Aug 15, 2018
#168 Does Family Size Matter?
00:31:24

As an only child, KJ Dell’Antonia always wanted a big happy family… but once she got one, she found out the “happy” part doesn’t come standard.

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This episode is brought to you by Coffee and Crayons, Google Play, Lands’ End (code: SCHOOL40), Honest Tea, and Kind Snacks (code: LONGSHORT). Use the links here for a special discount.

Aug 08, 2018
#167 Welcome Home! Meet the Mongoose
00:29:49

When 9-year-old Meera was adopted from Korea, there were lots of new things that would take some getting used to… starting with her new mom’s exotic pet.

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This episode is brought to you by Google Play, Honest Tea, Grove Collaborative, Burrow (code: LONGSHORT75), and Land’s End (code: SCHOOL40). Use the links here for a special discount.

Aug 01, 2018
#166 Dear Mister Rogers
00:30:45

When Ben was a kid, his mom helped him write an innocent letter to his favorite television friend. The reply took Ben by surprise, and changed the way they thought of his hero forever. Tune in for stories of how Fred Rogers left a mark, and why his words still resonate.

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This episode is brought to you by Google Play, Mom & Dad Are Fighting, Third Love, Care.com, Sun Basket

Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is coming! Many of you are in it. Pre-order here.

Jul 25, 2018
#165 The 36 Questions to Ask Your Partner Before Having Kids
00:37:35

Stephanie never wanted kids.... but then she met Joey. Tune in to hear them answer a series of questions intended to help them determine if they want a future as parents together.

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Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is coming! Many of you are in it. Pre-order here.

Jun 20, 2018
#164 When Al Letson Met His Sons
00:41:44

When Al Letson was 23, he found out he was the father to a 6-year-old boy he’d never met. Years later, another son entered his life, and this one was white.

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This episode is brought to you by Ladder, Circle Round, FullyCare/Of (code: LONGSHORT) and SAS Shoes (code: LONGSHORT)

Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is coming! Many of you are in it. Pre-order here.


Jun 13, 2018
#163 How to Hear a Smile
00:32:34

When Kristen's son was 5 weeks old, she got an email from BabyCenter saying that all of her hard work would soon be repaid: she'd get to see her baby's first smile. Problem is, Kristen can't see. Tune in to hear Kristen's creative solution to seeing a smile through blindness.

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This episode is brought to you by the CDC's Child Development Milestone App, SAS Shoes (code: LONGSHORT), Third Love and StoryWorth.

Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is coming! Many of you are in it. Pre-order here.



Jun 06, 2018
#162 Cecile Richards on Troublemaker Moms
00:38:59

Cecile Richards, former head of Planned Parenthood, is a troublemaker -- a quality she got from her mom, Ann Richards, who went from frustrated housewife to firecracker governor of Texas. Cecile talks about watching that transformation, and how Ann's legacy is living on in the record number of women and moms running for office.

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Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is coming! Many of you are in it. Pre-order here.

May 30, 2018
#161 Imaginary Friends & Grown-ups
00:42:08

The imaginary friends you have when you’re little can be great practice for dealing with very real hard stuff as a grown-up.

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This episode is brought to you by FullyBrains On, Thomas’ English Muffins, and SAS Shoes (code: LONGSHORT). Use the links and codes here for a special discount.

Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is coming! Many of you are in it. Pre-order here.

May 23, 2018
#160 Imaginary Friends & Kids
00:41:26

A glimpse into the weird, fun, and often dark world of imaginary companions.

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May 16, 2018
#159 A Killer Story
00:39:59

For our special Mother’s Day episode, poet and writer Rachel Zucker explores her complex relationship with her mom, Diane Wolkstein.

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May 09, 2018
#158 Black Lives Matter for Middle Schoolers
00:39:26

In the novel Ghost Boys, a twelve-year-old unarmed black boy is shot by a white police officer. Jewell Parker Rhodes talks about why she wrote this story for middle schoolers, and why she's counting on them to advance racial justice.

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May 02, 2018
#157 Car Births, Call-In Style
00:34:56

When you’re expecting a baby, it’s common to take some time to write out a birth plan. (Well, more like birth wishes.) But you know what no one ever plans for? Giving birth in their car.

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Apr 25, 2018
#156 The Scary, Beautiful Teenage Brain
00:40:59

Why would a sweet kid from Minnesota try to join ISIS? Reporter Dina Temple-Raston fills us in on the complexities of the teenage brain, with help from pizza and poetry. Plus: "What's Up with Hillary?" - Nor'easter Edition.

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Mar 21, 2018
#155 Forget Childbirth
00:38:33

For generations, women elected to forget the pain of childbirth with help from powerful drugs called twilight sleep. Author Randi Hutter Epstein helps us shed light on an (intentionally) forgotten history.

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Mar 14, 2018
#154 Let's Get Unladylike
00:39:20

Andrea talks to Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin, hosts of the fabulous Unladylike podcast, about abortion, nannies, and counting your eggs before they’re… inseminated. Plus, how to speak up, vocal fry and all.

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Mar 07, 2018
#153 Sperm Shopping by Color
00:29:04

When Rosa and her wife started seeking a sperm donor, they were surprised by the complexity of the questions they faced — from “What kind of racial identity matters to us?” to “Should we buy in bulk?”

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Feb 28, 2018
#152 The Sisterhood of "Donor Don"
00:30:18

Sister wives, a fertility cult, and New Kids on the Block: A listener initiates us into the strange world of sperm donation.

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Feb 21, 2018
#151 I'll Be Watching You
00:32:19

NY Times tech writer Farhad Manjoo is on a quest to capture his kids’ important childhood moments… by installing around-the-clock cameras all over their home.

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Feb 14, 2018
#150 His Id Speaks English
00:38:20

Research shows that kids who learn languages early have lots of advantages. This week, a dad who speaks five languages makes the case for teaching his kid only one. English.

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Feb 07, 2018
#149 Choose Your Own Mom-venture
00:33:47

This week, Andrea’s opening up. A lot. She’ll be sharing the plan she’s always had for becoming a mom, and why she’s just realizing now… there might be another adventure in store for her.

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Jan 31, 2018
#148 The Handoff
00:37:16

Have you heard? We've got a new host. We get to know the fabulous Andrea Silenzi, with help from some very important people in Hillary's life. There'll be skunks and warts and singing and... just listen.

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Jan 24, 2018
BONUS: Katie Couric and Sheryl Sandberg on Living Option B
01:00:16

We'll be back on January 24th with a brand new season of LST! But to tide you over, here's an episode from Katie Couric's podcast. She talks to her friend Sheryl Sandberg, of Lean In fame, about finding joy after the sudden death of Sheryl's husband, Dave.

Listen to more of Katie Couric's podcast here.

Dec 20, 2017
#147 Awkward Adventures in Infertility
00:37:46

Silvija Ozols and John Murray, the creators of Infertile: A Sketch Comedy Show, tell us what it was like to take one of the most vulnerable experiences of their lives, reenact it onstage, and invite people to come and laugh at it.

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Dec 13, 2017
#146 The Parents' Guide to Affairs with Esther Perel
00:43:16

Couples therapist Esther Perel talks about why people cheat, even when kids are in the picture. Or, sometimes, *because* kids are in the picture. Plus, some practical tools for handling an affair -- and preventing one from happening in the first place.

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Dec 06, 2017
#145 It's a Real Mother, Part 4: Leave
00:50:32

Lots of American moms desperately need access to paid parental leave, and can’t get it. Meanwhile, lots of dads can -- and don’t use it. We look at one surprising approach to closing that gap. (Hint: velour track suits.)

See our video and find out how you can help at itsarealmother.com. And share YOUR stories using #itsarealmother.

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Nov 29, 2017
#144 The Accidental Gay Parents, 5 (UPDATE)
00:59:27

Audience faves Trystan and Biff’s new baby was born in July! We get an update from these Accidental-On-Purpose-Gay-Parents about life with baby Leo, and how the whole family’s adjusting. Plus, some big news from LST (cue the award music…)!

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Nov 22, 2017
BONUS: Pentagram's Michael Bierut on #ItsARealMother
00:15:09

Our #ItsARealMother campaign was made by Pentagram, the world's largest independent design firm. Mastermind Michael Bierut tells us why he wanted to work on the project, bad ideas along the way, and how the series is making him rethink his own approach as a boss.

See our video and find out how you can help at itsarealmother.com. And share YOUR stories using #itsarealmother.


Nov 20, 2017
#143 It's A Real Mother, Part 3: The Cliff
00:38:29

Hillary tells her own story about becoming a working mom, and the career cliff she faced as a result. Then, we travel to a company that’s flipping the ideal American workplace totally upside down... by inviting screaming, pooping infants into the office.

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Nov 15, 2017
#142 It's A Real Mother, Part 2: Ideal Worker
00:37:46

Why do stock images of working moms look frazzled, while stock images of working dads just look like... guys at work? Author Brigid Schulte gets to the heart of why discrimination against working moms is so deeply embedded in our culture—and what we can do to change it.

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Nov 08, 2017
#141 It's A Real Mother, Part 1: Governor Mom
00:55:16

Discrimination against mothers in the workplace is illegal but it still happens every day. We launch our four-part series, It’s A Real Mother, with YOUR stories of discrimination. Plus, we meet a mom who faced discrimination from... the entire country.

See our video and find out how you can help at itsarealmother.com. And share YOUR stories using #itsarealmother.

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Nov 01, 2017
#140 Zombies, Caillou, and Other Creepy Things
00:39:07

In Honor of Halloween, Hillary’s bringing her husband Jonathan out of the shadows for his LST debut! They’ll be talking about a few of the spooky things they never saw coming as parents.

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Oct 25, 2017
Bonus: Kidcast Sampler
00:21:05

Our show is mainly for grownup ears... but there are a bunch of great podcasts out there just for kids! Our friends at NPR rounded up a few of their faves. Grab your kid and check them out in this sampler episode!

Featured podcasts: Story Pirates, Wow in the World, Eleanor Amplified, Brains On, But Why, Circle Round, and Tumble

Oct 24, 2017
#139 A Is For Afrocentric
00:38:16

Choosing a preschool can feel high-stakes, especially when you add culture to the mix. We talk to co-host of The Nod, Eric Eddings, and his wife Carla, as they decide whether to send their two-year-old to an Afrocentric school.

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Oct 18, 2017
#138 W. Kamau Bell Meets The Daughter Of The Dragon
00:43:39

Comedian W. Kamau Bell has been geeking out about kung-fu legend Bruce Lee since he was a teenager. Today, he guest hosts and sits down with someone even more dedicated to the cultural icon… Bruce’s daughter, Shannon Lee.

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Oct 11, 2017
LST Presents: Your Mom's Food
00:22:20

Our friends at The Sporkful have a new series about the complications of trying to pass culture to your kids through food. We’re bringing you one story from that series about Korean adoptees.

Sep 20, 2017
#137 Bubble Boy
00:48:11

Gregory Warner and Sana Krasikov have traveled all over the world. Now, they have to help their five-year-old son Joseph adjust to an exotic, foreign culture: his American kindergarten classroom.

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Sep 13, 2017
#136 Shpitzle's Secret
00:51:08

Frieda Vizel spent her childhood imagining the world outside of her devout religious community. It wasn’t until she finally left, with her five-year-old son Seth, that she realized she would need to reimagine everything all over again.

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Sep 06, 2017
#135 White Guilt and Other Crazy Sh*t
00:43:36

This week we are continuing our conversation on how to talk to kids about race and racism, especially when you’re uncomfortable talking about it with grown ups. Writer Eula Biss joins us to help us unpack the complicated forces inside our heads that hold us back.

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Aug 30, 2017
#134 How To Make A Fella Feel Relaxed
00:47:10

That… and other lessons of American Sex Ed. An actual historian walks us through the decades.

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Aug 23, 2017
#133 Alex and the Oracular Lamb
00:43:15

Alex was itching to ask her partner Ben a big, scary question. To muster some courage, she turned to an unexpected ally: a tiny stuffed lamb that can see the future.

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Aug 16, 2017
#132 Genetic Future-Telling
00:45:02

Thanks to genetic technology, you can know if your child has an increased risk for disease before they are even born. But is more information always a good thing? Writer Bonnie Rochman walks us through the complicated decisions parents face when they get a glimpse of their offspring's genetic future.


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Aug 09, 2017
#131 Parent Spies
00:49:48

Stories of two parents who spy on their kids -- one on purpose, the other by accident.


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Aug 02, 2017
#130 My Dad Was My First Oprah
00:47:54

When she was growing up, writer Ashley C. Ford’s dad showered her with praise, through nearly 100 letters. Which he sent from prison. In this episode, Ashley talks about idealizing her incarcerated father -- and what happened when she learned the truth about his crime. 


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Jul 26, 2017
#129 Casey Wilson, Jessi Klein and a Dinosaur Dick-Punching a Bear
00:49:25

Two funny moms walk into a hot, foam-lined room; bonding over epidurals, antidepressants, and baby boy apparel ensues. Actress Casey Wilson guest hosts and digs in deep with her pal, comedy writer Jessi Klein.

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Jul 19, 2017
#128 Win!
00:43:58

LST editor Peter Clowney joins Hillary in the studio to help break some exciting news. Plus: John Moe, host of The Hilarious World of Depression, tells the story of a tiny furry friend… and a BIG moral dilemma.

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Jul 12, 2017
#127 Katz In The Cradle
00:44:32
Matt Katz is known for his fearless reporting on New Jersey governor Chris Christie. But when it comes to telling his 5-year-old daughter the truth about his dad... well, that freaks him out. In today’s show, he does exactly that. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! This episode is brought to you by Third Love, Peanut.io, BarkBox, and Little Passports.
Jun 14, 2017
#126 When "I Do" Makes You A Parent, Too
00:38:57
Forget evil stepmothers and The Brady Bunch; it's time for a more realistic view of stepparents. Join us for a roundtable discussion with three parents in blended families, on what it’s like when kids come to you because of who you’re dating. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! This episode is brought to you by Detour, Thirdlove, Casper and Sunbasket.
Jun 07, 2017
#125 The Accidental Gay Parents, 5
00:45:07
Audience faves Trystan and Biff are back… and they’re having a baby! We talk about what it’s like to be a pregnant man, and to share that news with your parents, your children, and the world. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! This episode is brought to you by Amazon Kindle, Sock Fancy, Away Travel, Detour, and BarkBox.
May 31, 2017
#124 When Mom Says Oy! And Dad Says ¡Ay!
00:43:26
What traditions should you pass down to your kids when you and your partner come from completely different cultures? And why does keeping those rituals alive even matter? The Mash-Up Americans help us navigate family life in hyphenated America. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! This episode is brought to you by Halo Top, SockFancy, Fracture, Sun Basket, and Detour.
May 24, 2017
#123 The Weird History of Judgy Parenting
00:41:34
Nicholas Day wanted to know why he felt like a failure when he gave his kid a pacifier. The answer took him down a rabbit hole into the bizarre, hilarious, and strangely relatable history of parenting babies. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! This episode is brought to you by Amazon Kindle, StoryWorth, Third Love, and Little Passports.
May 17, 2017
#122 Surprise!
00:44:36
For some people, parenthood takes a lot of planning; for others… it just sorta sneaks up on them. This week, one woman's unexpected path to motherhood. Including a long-distance romance, a mysterious illness, and mind-controlling toddlers. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! This episode is brought to you by Halo Top, ButcherBox, 1-800 Flowers, Sun Basket, and Care.com.
May 10, 2017
#121 Family Jam
00:39:42
It doesn’t matter if you play Americana, hip hop, or death metal—everybody comes from a family of some kind. Hrishikesh Hirway, creator of the podcast Song Exploder, reveals the hidden parenting stories behind some of your favorite popular songs. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! This episode is brought to you by Fracture, ButcherBox, Jet.com, Third Love, and 1-800-Flowers.com
May 03, 2017
#120 Eggs Over Freezy
00:39:52
What to do when your biological clock is ticking, and the closest you’ve gotten to parenthood is caring for an elderly chihuahua? One option: egg freezing. We follow a woman through the process to find out if it's everything it's, uh, cracked up to be. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! This episode is brought to you by Squarespace, Warby Parker, 1-800 Flowers and Third Love.
Apr 26, 2017
#119 Single, Female, Seeking Baby Daddy
00:48:48
Andrea Silenzi, host of the podcast Why Oh Why, is single, living in New York, and... looking for a man to be the father of her child. Which is tricky to bring up on a first date. So she did what any girl would do: she organized an aspiring dads focus group. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Vote for The Longest Shortest Time in the Webbys People's Voice Awards: goo.gl/K0fOZf This episode is brought to you by Hills Brothers Hot Cocoa, Halo Top Creamery, 1-800-Flowers.com, Fracture, and LOLA.
Apr 19, 2017
#118 All The Feels With Rob Huebel
00:41:37
Actor and comedian Rob Huebel talks about sneaking onto airplanes, why he doesn't share a bed with his wife, and what it was like to have their daughter live in the hospital for her first 117 days. And! The best placed fart noise ever. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! This episode is brought to you by Squarespace, Kopari, Little Passports, and Third Love. Vote for The Longest Shortest Time in the Webbys People's Voice Awards: goo.gl/K0fOZf
Apr 12, 2017
#117 Coming of Age with Down Syndrome
00:37:13
The day Sophie got her period, there were phone calls and high-fives all around. Sophie was psyched. But her mom, author Amy Silverman, felt torn. What does it mean to have a daughter with a grown-up body, and a mind that doesn't quite match? To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! This episode is brought to you by Aeroflow, Crane & Canopy, Sun Basket, Care.com, and Kopari
Mar 15, 2017
#116 How To Not (Accidentally) Raise A Racist
00:48:40
What's the best way for white parents to talk to their kids about race? We called in Dr. Brigitte Vittrup, who studies children's racial attitudes, to help us out—and to answer questions about cringeworthy moments with your own kids. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! This episode is brought to you by Total Wireless, Squarespace, Sun Basket and Kopari.
Mar 08, 2017
#115 The Scarlet A (UPDATE)
00:44:32
Dr. Pratima Gupta is a mom with the rare job combo of both delivering babies and terminating pregnancies. And in the year since we last talked to her, her job description has gotten even more interesting! To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! This episode is brought to you by Total Wireless, Squarespace, Sun Basket and Kopari.
Mar 01, 2017
#114 Babymaking While Queer
00:45:19
It's roundtable time! Two couples talk about family planning as queer people of color. And how their own parents and cultural backgrounds inform their decisions. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! This episode is brought to you by Madison Reed, Squarespace, Yogi Teas, and Wunder Capital.
Feb 22, 2017
#113 The Fun and the Chaos, 2
00:41:32
What do you do when you realize you're more like your parents than you want to be? Hillary's friend Kirsten tackles the problem head-on. The 2nd in a two-parter. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! This episode is brought to you by Madison Reed, Aeroflow Breastpumps, Third Love, Yogi Teas, and Wunder Capital.
Feb 15, 2017
#112 The Fun and the Chaos, 1
00:37:27
Hillary's pal Kirsten gets a lot of her magic from her dad. But she inherited some less-fun things from him, too. The first in a two-parter on the stuff our parents pass down to us. To join the conversation go to longestshortesttime.com! This episode is brought to you by Third Love, Squarespace, Casper Mattresses, Yogi Teas, and 1-800 Flowers.
Feb 08, 2017
#111 Kids Ask Negin Farsad Unanswerable Questions
00:33:00
Comedian Negin Farsad on esoteric allergies, the power of fire hydrants, and growing up Muslim ... all in this edition of Kids' Unanswerable Questions. To find kid-friendly versions and join the conversation go to longestshortesttime.com! This episode is brought to you by Madison Reed, The Mysterious Secrets Of Uncle Bertie's Botanarium, Yogi Teas, and 1-800 Flowers.
Feb 01, 2017
#110: Risky Birth-ness
00:43:46
When you give birth by cesarean, doctors are required to warn you of the risks. But not so with vaginal delivery. Hillary interviews Kiera Butler about her recent article in Mother Jones on the risks of vaginal birth and why we should be talking about them more. To join the conversation go to longestshortesttime.com! This episode is brought to you by Squarespace, Thirdlove, Yogi Teas, 1-800 Flowers and Tweed Wolf.
Jan 25, 2017
#109 More Boobs
00:33:43
Last week: boobs gone awry. This week: boobs gone just how you'd expect. But that's kinda the problem. Abigail Keel has the story. To join the conversation go to longestshortesttime.com! This episode is brought to you by Aeroflow Breastpumps, Madison Reed, Yogi Teas, Sunbasket, and Tweed Wolf.
Jan 18, 2017
#108 Boobs
00:39:03
Back in September we did a callout asking for boob stories, and got a ton of responses. So this week, we’re bringing you stories about boobs. Two of them! Because, duh—boobs come in pairs. To join the conversation go to longestshortesttime.com! This episode is brought to you by Third Love, Squarespace, Yogi Teas, Howl, and Tweed Wolf.
Jan 11, 2017
#107 The New You, It'll Do (UPDATE)
00:30:19
Parenthood changes people. Beauty guru Jane Marie gives tips on how to (mostly) accept the new you. Plus, an exciting update with a mom whose post-baby change prevented her from singing karaoke. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! This episode is brought to you by Aeroflow Breastpumps, Third Love, Olive & Cocoa, Toca TV, and Yogi Teas.
Dec 14, 2016
#106 When You Tell
00:40:11
Zoe Zolbrod grew up with a secret. Now, after 4 decades, she's sharing it with the world. In this episode, find out how telling her secret has shaped the way Zoe sees herself as a mother and daughter. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! This episode is brought to you by Third Love, Seedling, Olive & Cocoa, Aeroflow Breastpumps and Little Passports.
Dec 07, 2016
#105 Uterus + Sperm + Uterus
00:29:05
We pick up where we left off with Kiely, Jenna, and their sperm donor Dominick. This time it's Jenna's turn to get pregnant. And, unlike last time, things do not go according to plan. To join the conversation, go to www.longestshortesttime.com! This episode is brought to you by Third Love, Paper Culture, Olive & Cocoa, Toca TV and Little Passports.
Nov 30, 2016
#104 Uterus + Sperm
00:29:04
How do you make a baby when you’ve got a uterus and your partner does, too? We hear how one family did it, in this two-parter. And how some of their plans…don’t go according to plan. To join the conversation, go to www.longestshortesttime.com! This episode is brought to you by Fracture, Paper Culture, Olive & Cocoa, Eloquii and Yogi Tea.
Nov 23, 2016
#103 Real Teens, REAL Babies
00:42:51
Breaking *robot baby* news! Join us as we try to make sense of a study that sheds some shocking light on our This American Life collab from 2 years ago. To join the conversation, go to www.longestshortesttime.com! This episode is brought to you by Fracture, Little Passports, Paper Culture, Olive & Cocoa, and Jo-Ann Fabric.
Nov 16, 2016
#102 W. Kamau Bell Asks His Mom About Sex (UPDATE)
00:45:23
For most of his life, comedian W. Kamau Bell assumed his single mom never had sex after she made him. Today, he gets the real story. Since this episode originally aired, it won an award! In this update, we ask Kamau what it’s like to have a public sex talk with your mom. To join the conversation, go to www.longestshortesttime.com! This episode is brought to you by Little Passports, Paper Culture, Olive & Cocoa, and Thirdlove.
Nov 09, 2016
#101 Kids' Election Questions
00:32:58
Comedians Hari Kondabolu and W. Kamau Bell attempt to answer YOUR kids' questions about the 2016 US presidential election. To join the conversation, go to www.longestshortesttime.com! This episode is brought to you by Little Passports, Primary Children's Apparel, Crane & Canopy , Yogi Tea, and Jo-Ann Fabric.
Nov 02, 2016
#100 Is 100 That Exciting?
00:47:08
In honor of our 100th episode, producer Abigail Keel talks to some centenarians about the good and the bad of 100. To join the conversation, go to www.longestshortesttime.com! This episode is brought to you by Thirdlove, Uniqlo, Olive & Cocoa and Crane & Canopy.
Oct 26, 2016
#99 When Grace Lin Realized She Was Chinese
00:33:59
When Grace Lin was a kid, she hated being Chinese. In this interview, the Newbery-award-winning author talks about how a handful of boring books and an inquisitive Italian helped her to embrace her parents' culture. To join the conversation, go to www.longestshortesttime.com! This episode is sponsored by Bark Technologies, Yogi Tea, Fracture, Olive & Cocoa, and Little Passports.
Oct 19, 2016
#98 Casey Wilson on Mothering Without a Mother
00:34:39
Actress and comedian Casey Wilson's mom died before Casey made it on TV, got married, and had a kid. Casey talks about the long, messy process of grieving her mom's sudden death, and what it's like to parent without a mother of your own. To join the conversation, go to: www.longestshortesttime.com! This episode is sponsored by Third Love, Tweed Wolf, Warby Parker, Fracture, Olive & Cocoa, and Bumby Box.
Oct 12, 2016
#97 Behind the Scenes at LST with Peter Clowney
00:36:38
Get a peek behind the scenes at LST, as our editor Peter Clowney challenges Hillary to describe a smell better and asks a very important question about Terry Gross's cat. Plus an oddly specific request for YOUR stories! To join the conversation, go to: www.longestshortesttime.com! This episode is sponsored by Material Wrld, Fracture, Little Passports, Chatbooks and The Great Courses Plus.
Sep 21, 2016
#96 The Parents' Guide to Doing It with Esther Perel
00:47:07
How do you keep the fire alive? Can motherhood awaken your inner lesbian? Couples therapist and author Esther Perel answers YOUR sex advice questions. To join the conversation, go to: www.longestshortesttime.com! This episode is sponsored by Material Wrld, Fracture, The Great Courses Plus, Thirdlove and Horizon Organics.
Sep 14, 2016
#95 The True History of a Child Chef & His Mom
00:37:44
Judah is 12. He makes a mean beef wellington. Hear how he became a child chef, and how his mom had him when she was just a kid herself. To join the conversation, go to: www.longestshortesttime.com! This episode is sponsored by Kiwi Crate, The Great Courses Plus, Chatbooks, Thirdlove and Horizon Organics.
Sep 07, 2016
#94 Raising A Transgender Child
00:41:11
Marlo Mack from the wonderful "How to Be a Girl" podcast joins us to talk about raising a girl who seems to have the body of a boy ... and what a girl even is in the first place. To join the conversation, go to: www.longestshortesttime.com! This episode is sponsored by Kiwi Crate, Hooked on Phonics, Chatbooks, Thirdlove and Horizon Organics.
Aug 24, 2016
#93 Anna Sale on Becoming a Mom
00:37:05
Death, Sex & Money host Anna Sale on her parents, her baby, a trampoline, and potato chips. To join the conversation, go to www.longestshortesttime.com! This episode is sponsored by Havenly, Hooked on Phonics, The Great Courses Plus, Thirdlove and Horizon Organics!
Aug 17, 2016
#92 LST Presents Father Time with Jamie Kaler
00:51:42
Please enjoy this episode of Howl's Father Time, featuring Hillary's middle school rockstar crush, Richard Marx! To join the conversation about this episode, go to longestshortesttime.com! This episode is sponsored by Havenly, Hooked on Phonics, The Great Courses Plus, Thirdlove and Horizon Organics!
Aug 10, 2016
#91 I Ate My Placenta for My Best Friend
00:38:21
When you're lucky enough to have a best friend, you'd do anything for them. To join the conversation about this episode, go to longestshortesttime.com! This episode is sponsored by Horizon Organic, Hooked on Phonics, Kiwi Crate, The Great Courses Plus, and Thirdlove.
Aug 03, 2016
#90 A Childless Man Makes Edible Placenta
00:40:22
Radiolab's Latif Nasser learns how to turn a placenta into pills, and why it’s become a trend for new moms to consume this organ. To join the conversation about this episode, go to longestshortesttime.com! This episode is sponsored by Horizon Organic, Hooked on Phonics, Havenly, Icon Undies, Bumby Box, and Thirdlove.
Jul 27, 2016
#89 When Katie Couric Became A Single Mom
00:36:02
Katie Couric had her dream job, her dream husband. After he died of colon cancer, Katie was left to raise their two girls young girls on her own—all while interviewing our nation's most famous and infamous figures. To join the conversation about this episode, go to longestshortesttime.com! This episode is sponsored by Havenly, Hooked on Phonics, Icon Undies, Bumby Box, and Zappos.
Jul 20, 2016
#88 W. Kamau Bell Asks His Mom About Sex
00:38:53
For most of his life, comedian W. Kamau Bell assumed his single mom never had sex after she made him. Today, he gets the real story. To join the conversation about this episode, go to longestshortesttime.com! This episode is sponsored by Hooked on Phonics, Alarm.com, Icon Undies, Fit Organic, and Zappos.
Jul 13, 2016
#87 The Mortality of Motherhood
00:34:33
We check back in with NPR's Kelly McEvers on what it's been like to readjust to American life with her 7-year-old, after a long stint as a Middle East correspondent. To join the conversation about this episode, go to longestshortesttime.com! This episode is sponsored by Age of Learning, Ibotta, AT&T Digital Life, Owlet, and Icon Undies.
Jun 14, 2016
#86 The Secret Life of a Deaf Superhero
00:40:14
Cece Bell lost her hearing at age four. In this interview, the Newbery-award-winning author and illustrator talks about how she's used her hearing aid for good ... and evil. To join the conversation about this episode, go to longestshortesttime.com! This episode is sponsored by Owlet, Third Love, AT&T Digital Life, Little Passports, and Fracture.
Jun 08, 2016
#85 Dispatches from Black Motherhood
00:34:06
Anthonia Akitunde went looking for websites about Black working moms that broke stereotypes. She came up empty. So she started her own. To join the conversation about this episode, go to longestshortesttime.com! This episode is sponsored by Amazon Kindle, Owlet, Icon Undies, and Alarm.com
Jun 01, 2016
#84 My Best Friend's Baby
00:37:08
Two friends try to figure out how to stay friends after one of them has a baby. The one without the baby hatches a secret plan. To join the conversation about this episode, go to longestshortesttime.com! This episode is sponsored by Third Love, Amazon Kindle, AT&T Digital Life, and Age of Learning.
May 25, 2016
#83 How to Parent Like a Clown
00:34:30
A clown reveals the secrets of how to trick your kids out of tantrums. Plus, the magical power of farts.
May 17, 2016
#82 There's No Place That's Home
00:39:30
In this update, Wicked makeup artist Christina Tracey talks about settling down after two decades on the road. Plus her recent relapses.
May 10, 2016
#81 The Accidental Gay Parents, 4
00:28:21
We pick up where we left off with Trystan and Biff, and their passive-aggressive standoff.To join the conversation about this episode, go to longestshortesttime.com! This episode is sponsored by Universal Yums, Third Love, 1-800-Flowers, Alarm.com, and Fracture.
May 04, 2016
#80 The Accidental Gay Parents, 3
00:28:14
Audience faves The Accidental Gay Parents return. This time Trystan is pregnant. To join the conversation about this episode, go to longestshortesttime.com!
Apr 27, 2016
#79 Terry Gross on Not Having Kids
00:34:28
Public radio icon Terry Gross talks about why she chose to never have children. And her recurring nightmare about a baby. To join the conversation about this episode, go to longestshortesttime.com!
Apr 20, 2016
#78 Lauren Lapkus Answers Kids' Unanswerable Questions
00:35:50
Lauren Lapkus fields questions about unicorns, poop, and a well-kept secret about Darth Vader. To join the conversation about this episode, go to longestshortesttime.com!
Apr 12, 2016
#62 The Accidental Gay Parents, 2
00:31:46
The "accidental gay parents" return. This time with John's side of the story. To join the conversation about this episode, go to longestshortesttime.com!
Apr 06, 2016
#60 The Accidental Gay Parents
00:34:09
One weekend Trystan and his boyfriend were clubbing in Vegas; the next they were steeped in diapers and Legos. The story of how two twenty-somethings became parents. Overnight. To join the conversation about this episode, go to longestshortesttime.com!
Mar 30, 2016
#59 Mama Don't Understand
00:34:28
A game of got-yer-nose turns racial and a 6-year-old raps to her white mom about not getting her Blackness. Two stories of biracial kids schooling their mamas. To join the conversation about this episode, go to longestshortesttime.com!
Mar 22, 2016
#42 Peeping Mom
00:25:25
Most people get through postpartum depression with therapy. But for Megan Stielstra, the answer was spying on her neighbor. To join the conversation about this episode, go to longestshortesttime.com!
Mar 15, 2016
#77 Behind Family Lines
00:30:30
Darlene's childhood dream was to join the military. She didn't imagine she'd also be raising three children solo. To join the conversation about this episode, go to longestshortesttime.com!
Mar 08, 2016
#76 Kicking Ass While Pregnant
00:29:15
When Marvel asked Dennis Hopeless to create a new story for Spider-Woman, he knew he wanted her to be pregnant. In this episode, he explains why. And we hear from his wife Jessie, the real-life superhero behind Spider-Woman. To join the conversation about this episode, go to longestshortesttime.com!
Mar 01, 2016
#75 Outnumbered By Animals
00:26:02
What's it like to nurse piglets in one hand and your own baby in the other? Life on a farm, with baby. To join the conversation about this episode, go to longestshortesttime.com!
Feb 23, 2016
#74 The Scarlet A
00:28:37
What it's like to be a mom with the rare job combo of both delivering babies and terminating pregnancies. To join the conversation about this episode, go to longestshortesttime.com!
Feb 16, 2016
#73 Love Yurts
00:38:00
A marriage; a miscarriage. A divorce; a guy who looks (and smells) like a caveman. All in this epic love story. (With an UPDATE to last year's cliffhanger!) To join the conversation about this episode, go to longestshortesttime.com!
Feb 09, 2016
#72 Stuff Mom Never Told You About C-Sections
00:30:15
The fab research geeks at Stuff Mom Never Told you unpack the history of the cesarean. Plus, listeners share their wildly conflicting feelings over the procedure. To join the conversation about this episode, go to longestshortesttime.com!
Feb 02, 2016
#71 A Childless Man Gets a C-Section
00:29:24
Can a fake C-section have real emotional impact? Plus, a simple change in the procedure that erases one mom's C-section guilt. To join the conversation about this episode, go to longestshortesttime.com!
Jan 25, 2016
#70 There's Something About Andy
00:37:03
A young Mormon plays a long con on his childhood crush—in the hopes of starting a family with her.
Jan 18, 2016
#69 Kids Ask Chris Gethard Unanswerable Questions
00:37:27
Do dinosaurs go to heaven or hell? Why don't dogs have hands? Comedian Chris Gethard attempts to answer YOUR kids' unanswerable questions. Plus, a surprise guest gives Hillary podcasting advice.
Jan 11, 2016
#68 The Parents' Guide to Doing It 2
00:46:34
Twanna Hines and Dr. Hilda Hutcherson answer YOUR questions about improving your sex lives as parents, and people.
Oct 10, 2015
#67 I've Got News 6
00:25:07
Our series on accidental pregnancy continues with audience favorite Ellen Kecskemethy. Who’s got brand new news.
Sep 26, 2015
#66 Momming It Solo
00:21:33
One woman’s unusual path toward becoming a single mother by choice.
Sep 12, 2015
#65 Kids Ask About Death
00:31:36
All kids have questions about death, and they can start really young. We brought in an expert to answer YOUR kids’ questions about death.
Aug 29, 2015
#64 Should I Have Kids?
00:25:40
Most people struggle with whether or not to become a parent, but few speak about it in public. Tune in as one brave woman grapples with her ambivalence over starting a family.
Aug 14, 2015
#63 Kids Eat ... What?!
00:29:05
Dan Pashman from The Sporkful weighs in on your kids’ weird eating habits. And how they might not be so weird after all.
Aug 01, 2015
#62 The Accidental Gay Parents 2
00:30:15
The "accidental gay parents" return, this time with John's side of the story.
Jul 18, 2015
#61 I've Got News 3
00:26:19
A man finds out on his 47th birthday, he’s about to become a grandpa. Part 3 of our "I've Got News" series.
Jul 04, 2015
#60 The Accidental Gay Parents
00:34:25
One weekend Trystan and his boyfriend were clubbing in Vegas; the next they were steeped in diapers and Legos. The story of how two twenty-somethings became parents. Overnight.
Jun 20, 2015
#59 Mama Don't Understand
00:35:46
A game of got-yer-nose turns racial and a 6-year-old raps to her white mom about not getting her Blackness. Two stories of biracial kids schooling their mamas.
Jun 06, 2015
#58 The Bestest Worstest Time with Roman Mars
00:38:06
Roman Mars likes to say that the first year of his twins’ life was the worst year of his. Tune in to hear how Roman's babies gave him courage, how he’s afraid he might’ve offended his single mom; and how his boys are completely different from him in one key way.
May 22, 2015
#57 Sixty-Five Women and a Baby
00:19:02
Remember Three Men and a Baby? Imagine if there were sixty-five of them. But college girls.
May 09, 2015
#56 The New You … It’ll Do
00:23:11
Parenthood changes people. Beauty guru Jane Marie gives tips on how to (mostly) accept the new you. Plus, one mom whose post-baby change prevents her from singing karaoke.
Apr 25, 2015
#55 The Emperor's New Onesie
00:20:32
The story of one mom held hostage by a naked toddler. Plus, listeners share their own clothing fights. Hint: Rhinestone belts and George Michael jean jackets.
Apr 11, 2015
#54 When the Breadwinner Makes Dough
00:22:41
First comes love, then comes marriage. Then comes a gender role reversal ... and lots and lots of doughnuts.
Mar 28, 2015
#53 When Are You Gonna Be Normal Again?
00:30:52
Melinda was always anxious. When she had kids, she became even more anxious. But she kept it secret from everyone, afraid she'd destroy her image as a “model minority.”
Mar 14, 2015
#52 Booze Emergency!
00:09:44
The Sporkful's Dan Pashman helps us triage our signature cocktail for an upcoming event. But we need YOUR help, too! Don't let it be a mug of wine!
Mar 06, 2015
#51 Real Teens, Fake Babies
00:24:39
We follow two high school girls through their 48-hour stints with fake babies they receive in sex ed. And the experience totally transforms their attitudes toward motherhood. 
Feb 24, 2015
#50 Mom, It's Time We Had the Talk
00:22:28
A mom has the birds and the bees talk with her 8-year-old son. Or does he have it with her?
Feb 13, 2015
#49 Healing After Childbirth
00:40:42
One brave listener shares her story of giving up on pain-free sex after a childbirth injury; one pelvic floor expert tells us why she doesn't have to. 
Jan 29, 2015
#48 The Parents' Guide to Doing It
00:49:46
Join guests Dan Savage and Jane Marie as they help listeners navigate sex and parenthood. This episode covers a range of topics, from finding time to get it on when all you want to do is sleep, to getting in the mood after pregnancy loss, to real (NSFW) instructions on how to make sex pleasurable when you are recovering from a childbirth injury. You won’t hear a conversation like this anywhere else.
Jan 16, 2015
#47 Your Parenting Resolutions, 2015
00:20:50
Turns out parents want to go easier on themselves in 2015. Or, as in our host's case, get more combative with their offspring. Plus, we make a big show announcement!
Jan 03, 2015
#46 Music Together-ish
00:20:27
Fourteen years ago, Jacob hated his mom's lullabies, which she thought meant he hated music. But now he's a modern Freddie Mercury.
Dec 20, 2014
#45 Love Yurts
00:29:39
A marriage; a miscarriage. A divorce; a guy who looks (and smells) like a caveman. All in this epic love story.
Dec 06, 2014
#44 There's No Place That's Home
00:28:30
Dreading a long holiday drive with the kids? Imagine if your whole life was on the road. That's how it is for makeup artist Christina Tracey, who tours with the Broadway show Wicked, and brings her toddler along.
Nov 23, 2014
#43 It's Like She Knows Us
00:23:50
Sick of all the white couches and salads in stock photos of family life? Sara Given’s hilarious Tumblr “It’s Like They Know Us” skewers that world. And it all started here!
Nov 09, 2014
#42 Peeping Mom
00:23:22
Most people get through postpartum depression with therapy. But for writer Megan Stielstra, the answer was spying on her neighbor.
Oct 26, 2014
#41 How to Be a Pregnant Butch
00:27:34
Artist A.K. Summers on her fabulous graphic memoir Pregnant Butch, and what it’s like to try to look tough and masculine while your body is growing a baby.
Oct 12, 2014
#40 Building a Better Boobie Trap
00:30:23
A woman fed up with her breast pump enlists 150 people to make it better. We send in a childless man to see if that’s possible.
Sep 28, 2014
#39 Owner of a Holey Heart
00:25:10
A baby gets two holes in his heart and a Mormon stranger comes to the rescue, believing she is doing something illegal.
Sep 14, 2014
#38 Pediatricians, They're Just Like Us
00:29:04
Pediatrician Jessica Franklin figured she had a handle on newborns. But then she had a baby and wound up feeling like "the worst, most educated rookie ever."
Aug 31, 2014
#37 What Makes a Happy Family?
00:29:44
Comedian Julian McCullough's mom left the family when he was a kid. Now that he's got a family of his own, Hillary talks to him about what makes a happy family.
Aug 17, 2014
#36 Lucy and the Bike Girl
00:17:15
A half-true/half-fictional story about two pregnant best friends who can never meet. Because being in the same room would be lethally dangerous.
Aug 03, 2014
#35 Picturing Her
00:22:54
When Giancarlo Roma was four years old, his sister Mary died the day she was born — an experience that he says trained him to write a book from the perspective of an elderly woman.
Jul 20, 2014
#34 The Parents' Guide to Eating Over the Sink
00:23:03
Dan Pashman of The Sporkful tells me how to make scarfing down food over the sink as delicious as possible. But grosses me out in the process.
Jul 06, 2014
#33 How Cute! Is He Yours?
00:19:59
When Nicole Blades started a family with a white guy, she knew their kid's skin color would be lighter than hers. But she didn't count on people routinely questioning whether she was her son's mom.
Jun 22, 2014
#32 The Reluctant Father and His Wife
00:19:12
Photographer Phillip Toledano has been applauded in the media for his deeply gritty depiction of first-time fatherhood in his book The Reluctant Father. This week, in a cautionary tale on marriage, we hear what his wife thought of his reluctance.
Jun 08, 2014
#31 How to Brag to Your Mom Friends
00:26:41
Is it possible to share your parenting triumphs with other moms without making them feel bad?
May 25, 2014
#30 When Mommy Means Everything
00:15:16
A toddler starts talking, then moves to a new country where she doesn't know the language. And suddenly the only word she will say anymore is "Mommy."
May 11, 2014
#29 The Shortest Day
00:43:40
Poet Arielle Greenberg's son Day dies 31 weeks into her pregnancy. At which point, she makes a whole bunch of choices that not many women would make, so she can emerge from stillbirth not completely broken. And . . . it works. Part 3 of a 3-part series on natural birth.
Apr 27, 2014
#28 The Missing Chapter to Ina May’s Guide
00:25:52
I tell the leader of the modern natural birth movement that I feel betrayed by her message.
Apr 12, 2014
#27 Rewriting Your Birth Story
00:32:11
I attempt to rewrite her traumatic birth story, four years after the fact. Part 1 of a three-part series on natural birth.
Mar 28, 2014
#26 Blind Love
00:24:00
It's a fact: even the most romantic romances wither under the pressures of parenthood. But what happens in a relationship when, on top of everything else, one partner is going blind?
Mar 16, 2014
#25 The Provider’s Guide to Quitting
00:29:14
Bry wanted to be a dad. And he thought the only way to be one was to quit doing the thing he loved most. So he did.
Mar 02, 2014
#24 Due Date Desert
00:20:49
A mom breastfeeds her preemie against all odds. Then she wakes up on her due date. Dry.
Feb 16, 2014
#23 The Longest Longest Time
00:33:47
Lisa's longest shortest time lasted 11 years. And it all went down before she even had a baby.
Feb 02, 2014
#22 The Mom Who Did Everything Wrong
00:23:10
Heather told me she did everything wrong in her first years as a mom. Judge for yourself (but don't be too judgy).
Jan 19, 2014
#21 The Numbers
00:29:17
After having a preemie, my friend Kirsten unwittingly takes on her husband's personality, and becomes obsessed with numbers. To the decimal point.
Jan 05, 2014
#20 I’ve Got News 5
00:18:33
We continue the I've Got News series with the birth of Ellen's baby . . . and the project Tom took on to cope.
Aug 25, 2013
#19 The Mortality of Motherhood
00:20:24
A war correspondent on childbirth vs dodging a sniper.
Jul 26, 2013
#18 I’ve Got News 4
00:20:40
Two weeks before their due date, Ellen and Tim reflect on the game of Being Awesome at Being Adult.
Jun 03, 2013
#17 I’ve Got News 3
00:22:05
We continue our series following a young pregnant woman, this time with grandpa's perspective.
Feb 28, 2013
#16 I’ve Got News Too
00:26:46
Tom got news. Then more news. Now there's even more.
Jan 29, 2013
#15 What YOU Expect When You’re Expecting
00:22:55
One pregnant woman on her fears of mothering a boy. And why she doesn't even really want to be called "Mom" in the first place.
Jun 25, 2012
#14 And Behind Door Number Two …
00:08:10
Toilets, exposed body parts, . . . pornography?! One horror story about pumping at work.
Apr 01, 2012
#13 Making Noise to Prevent More Noise
00:14:02
A toddler sniffs all of his Christmas presents before opening them and his mom realizes something is wrong. What Tourette's, OCD, and ADHD look like in a young child.
Dec 28, 2011
#12 I’ve Got News
00:25:02
A newly married guy finds out his wife is pregnant while he's at sea and just a few years later, to his surprise, becomes a stay-at-home dad.
Sep 11, 2011
#11 Nap Boot Camp
00:16:41
An exasperated mom decides that her daughter WILL nap in her crib by the end of the week.
Jul 24, 2011
#10 My Newborn, the A**hole
00:17:02
My friend Kristin and I reminisce over our frequent angsty phone calls after our daughters were born. And she reveals something to me she's never told me before.
Jun 02, 2011
#9 The Emperor’s New Onesie
00:13:34
A naked toddler holds her mom hostage for over a month.
May 08, 2011
#8 Would’ve Been the Mean Mommy
00:12:24
An unexpected tragedy turns a mean mommy into a laid back one.
Apr 08, 2011
#7 Nurse, Get the Handcuffs
00:14:23
Thirty-four years after having me, my mom breaks down for the first time over not being able to breastfeed me.
Mar 28, 2011
#6 Endangered Sea Turtle, Yum
00:12:01
A vegetarian of 22 years decides that the way to fix her son's umbilical hernia is to start eating meat.
Mar 14, 2011
#5 Kittens Can Do It, so Why Can’t We?
00:12:13
A mom who finds breastfeeding stressful discovers that a machine helps her feel closer to her son.
Mar 01, 2011
#4 Don’t Make Me Be Your Miracle
00:13:44
After having her first child, a woman experiences heart failure and is told she has less than a 50 percent chance of surviving another pregnancy. Through a surrogate, she finally gets her "miracle" baby and is surprised to discover he's just a regular kid.
Feb 14, 2011
#3 Is Class Over Yet?
00:14:32
A woman leaves her dream job to stay home with her baby, and then, out of boredom, starts sewing and unwittingly creates a new full-time job for herself.
Jan 29, 2011
#2 When the Poop Is No Longer a Gift
00:10:37
A newborn turns blue, is rushed to the NICU, and his parents deal with going home while the baby remains in the hospital, hooked up to machines.
Jan 16, 2011
#1 Your Singing Really Interferes With My Going-To-Sleep Process
00:07:45
A music teacher tries to stop her newborn’s crying with lullabies. Turns out it’s the worst thing she can do.
Dec 25, 2010