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.

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 #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 #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 #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 #89: When Katie Couric Became a Single Mom

Katie Couric had her dream job, her dream husband. After he died of colon cancer, Katie was left to raise their two girls young girls on her own—all while interviewing our nation’s most famous and infamous figures.