The Longest Shortest Time

EPISODE #134: How to Make a Fella Feel Relaxed

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

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EPISODE #132: Genetic Future-Telling

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.

EPISODE #131: Parent Spies

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

EPISODE #127: Katz In The Cradle

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.

EPISODE #126: When “I Do” Makes You A Parent, Too

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.

EPISODE #125: The Accidental Gay Parents, 5

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.

EPISODE #124: When Mom Says Oy! And Dad Says ¡Ay!

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.