The Longest Shortest Time

EPISODE #130: My Dad Was My First Oprah

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.

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 #112: The Fun & the Chaos, 1

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.

Kids, Interview Your Parents!

Invite your kids to play journalist, and ask you these simple questions on tape! (Or interview your own parents!) You could wind up on our show…

EPISODE #102: W. Kamau Bell Asks His Mom About Sex (UPDATE)

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. In this update, we ask Kamau what it’s like to have a public sex talk with your mom.

EPISODE #100: Is 100 That Exciting?

In honor of our 100th episode, producer Abigail Keel talks to some centenarians about the good and the bad of 100.

EPISODE #99: When Grace Lin Realized She Was Chinese

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.