The Longest Shortest Time

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.

EPISODE #98: Casey Wilson on Mothering Without a Mother

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.

EPISODE #95: The True History of a Child Chef & His Mom

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.

EPISODE #94: Raising a Transgender Child

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.

EPISODE #93: Anna Sale on Becoming a Mom

Death, Sex & Money host Anna Sale on her parents, her baby, a trampoline, and potato chips.

EPISODE #92: LST Presents Father Time

Please enjoy this episode of Howl’s Father Time, featuring Hillary’s middle school rockstar crush, Richard Marx!

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.