The Longest Shortest Time

EPISODE #87: The Mortality of Motherhood

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.

EPISODE #86: The Secret Life of a Deaf Superhero

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.

EPISODE #85: Dispatches from Black Motherhood

Anthonia Akitunde went looking for websites about Black working moms that broke stereotypes. She came up empty. So she started her own.

EPISODE #81: The Accidental Gay Parents, 4

We pick up where we left off with Trystan and Biff, and their passive-aggressive standoff.

EPISODE #80: The Accidental Gay Parents, 3

Audience faves The Accidental Gay Parents return. This time Trystan is pregnant.

EPISODE #79: Terry Gross on Not Having Kids

Public radio icon Terry Gross talks about why she chose to never have children. And her recurring nightmare about a baby.

EPISODE #77: Behind Family Lines

Darlene’s childhood dream was to join the military. She didn’t imagine she’d also be raising three children solo.

EPISODE #70: There’s Something About Andy

A young Mormon plays a long con on his childhood crush—in the hopes of starting a family with her.