The Longest Shortest Time

EPISODE #139: A Is For Afrocentric

Choosing a preschool can feel high-stakes, especially when you add culture to the mix. We talk to co-host of The Nod, Eric Eddings, and his wife Carla, as they decide whether to send their two-year-old to an Afrocentric school.

EPISODE #138: W. Kamau Bell Meets the Daughter of the Dragon

Comedian W. Kamau Bell has been geeking out about kung-fu legend Bruce Lee since he was a teenager. Today, he guest hosts and sits down with someone even more dedicated to the cultural icon… Bruce’s daughter, Shannon Lee.

EPISODE #137: Bubble Boy

Gregory Warner and Sana Krasikov have traveled all over the world. Now, they have to help their five-year-old son Joseph adjust to an exotic, foreign culture: his American kindergarten classroom.

EPISODE #136: Shpitzle’s Secret

Frieda Vizel spent her childhood imagining the world outside of her devout religious community. It wasn’t until she finally left, with her five-year-old son Seth, that she realized she would need to reimagine everything all over again.

EPISODE #135: White Guilt and Other Crazy Sh*t

This week we are continuing our conversation on how to talk to kids about race and racism, especially when you’re uncomfortable talking about it with grown ups. Writer Eula Biss joins us to help us unpack the complicated forces inside our heads that hold us back.

EPISODE #134: How to Make a Fella Feel Relaxed

That… and other lessons of American sex ed. An actual historian walks us through the decades.

EPISODE #133: Alex and the Oracular Lamb

Alex was itching to ask her partner Ben a big, scary question. To muster some courage, she turned to an unexpected ally: a tiny stuffed lamb that can see the future.

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.