The Longest Shortest Time

EPISODE #153: Sperm Shopping by Color

When Rosa and her wife started seeking a sperm donor, they were surprised by the complexity of the questions they faced — from “What kind of racial identity matters to us?” to “Should we buy in bulk?”

Talking to Kids About the Birds and the Bees

Worried about how to have ‘the talk’ with your kids? Here’s our fave books and websites for getting the conversation going.

EPISODE #132: Genetic Future-Telling

Thanks to genetic technology, you can know if your child has an increased risk for disease before they are even born. But is more information always a good thing? Writer Bonnie Rochman walks us through the complicated decisions parents face when they get a glimpse of their offspring’s genetic future.

EPISODE #125: The Accidental Gay Parents, 5

Audience faves Trystan and Biff are back… and they’re having a baby! We talk about what it’s like to be a pregnant man, and to share that news with your parents, your children, and the world.

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 #120: Eggs Over Freezy

What to do when your biological clock is ticking, and the closest you’ve gotten to parenthood is caring for an elderly chihuahua? One option: egg freezing. We follow a woman through the process to find out if it’s everything it’s, uh, cracked up to be.

EPISODE #118: All the Feels with Rob Huebel

Actor and comedian Rob Huebel talks about sneaking onto airplanes, why he doesn’t share a bed with his wife, and what it was like to have their daughter live in the hospital for her first 117 days. And! The best placed fart noise ever.