The Longest Shortest Time

EPISODE #150: His Id Speaks English

Research shows that kids who learn languages early have lots of advantages. This week, a dad who speaks five languages makes the case for teaching his kid only one. English.

Mom Tattoos by Jessie Hopeless

We have a new item in the shop, lovingly hand-drawn by Jessie from episode 76!

EPISODE #149: Choose Your Own Mom-venture

This week, Andrea’s opening up. A lot. She’ll be sharing the plan she’s always had for becoming a mom, and why she’s just realizing now… there might be another adventure in store for her.

EPISODE #148: The Handoff

Have you heard? We’ve got a new host. We get to know the fabulous Andrea Silenzi, with help from some very important people in Hillary’s life. There’ll be skunks and warts and singing and… just listen.

New Host FAQ

We’ve got a new podcast host! We’re psyched. Here’s why.

EPISODE #146: The Parents’ Guide to Affairs with Esther Perel

Couples therapist Esther Perel talks about why people cheat, even when kids are in the picture. Or, sometimes, *because* kids are in the picture. Plus, some practical tools for handling an affair — and preventing one from happening in the first place.

EPISODE #145: It’s A Real Mother, Part 4: Leave

Lots of American moms desperately need access to paid parental leave, and can’t get it. Meanwhile, lots of dads can — and don’t use it. We look at one surprising approach to closing that gap. (Hint: velour track suits.)

BONUS: Pentagram’s Michael Bierut on #ItsARealMother (Bonus Episode)

Our #ItsARealMother campaign was made by Pentagram, the world’s largest independent design firm. Mastermind Michael Bierut tells us why he wanted to work on the project, bad ideas along the way, and how the series is making him rethink his own approach as a boss.