The Longest Shortest Time

EPISODE #88: W. Kamau Bell Asks His Mom About Sex

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.

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 #82: There’s No Place That’s Home

In this update, Wicked makeup artist Christina Tracey talks about settling down after two decades on the road. Plus her recent relapses.

EPISODE #58: The Bestest Worstest Time with Roman Mars

Roman Mars dishes on being a parent of twins. Tune in to hear how he used his boys as a secret weapon, and about the time he felt like a “f**king monster.” The 99% Invisible host’s family life, as he’s never told it before.

EPISODE #54: When the Breadwinner Makes Dough

First comes love, then comes marriage. Then comes a role reversal … and lots and lots of donuts.

EPISODE #44: There’s No Place That’s Home

Dreading a long holiday drive with the kids? Imagine if your whole life was on the road. That’s how it is for makeup artist Christina Tracey, who tours with the Broadway show Wicked, and brings her toddler along.

EPISODE #42: Peeping Mom

Most people get through postpartum depression with therapy. But for Megan Stielstra, the answer was spying on her neighbor.

EPISODE #40: Building a Better Boobie Trap

A woman fed up with her breast pump enlists 150 people to make it better. We send in a childless man to see if that’s possible.