The Longest Shortest Time

EPISODE #129: Casey Wilson, Jessi Klein and a Dinosaur Dick-Punching a Bear

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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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 #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.

EPISODE #123: The Weird History of Judgy Parenting

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.

EPISODE #122: Surprise!

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.

EPISODE #121: Family Jam

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.

EPISODE #117: Coming of Age with Down Syndrome

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 daughter with a grown-up body, and a mind that doesn’t quite match?