The Longest Shortest Time

EPISODE #147: Awkward Adventures in Infertility

Silvija Ozols and John Murray, the creators of Infertile: A Sketch Comedy Show, tell us what it was like to take one of the most vulnerable experiences of their lives, reenact it onstage, and invite people to come and laugh at it.

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.)

EPISODE #144: The Accidental Gay Parents, 5 (UPDATE)

Audience faves Trystan and Biff’s new baby was born in July! We get an update from these Accidental-On-Purpose-Gay-Parents about life with baby Leo, and how the whole family’s adjusting. Plus, some big news from LST (cue the award music…)!

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.

EPISODE #143: It’s A Real Mother, Part 3: The Cliff

Hillary tells her own story about becoming a working mom, and the career cliff she faced as a result. Then, we travel to a company that’s flipping the ideal American workplace totally upside down… by inviting screaming, pooping infants into the office.

EPISODE #142: It’s A Real Mother, Part 2: Ideal Worker

Why do stock images of working moms look frazzled, while stock images of working dads just look like… guys at work? Author Brigid Schulte gets to the heart of why discrimination against working moms is so deeply embedded in our culture—and what we can do to change it.

EPISODE #141: It’s a Real Mother, Part 1: Governor Mom

Discrimination against mothers in the workplace is illegal but it still happens every day. We launch our four-part series, It’s A Real Mother, with YOUR stories of discrimination. Plus, we meet a mom who faced discrimination from… the entire country.