The Longest Shortest Time

EPISODE #156: The Scary, Beautiful Teenage Brain

Why would a sweet kid from Minnesota try to join ISIS? Reporter Dina Temple-Raston fills us in on the complexities of the teenage brain, with help from pizza and poetry. Plus: “What’s Up with Hillary?” – Nor’easter Edition.

EPISODE #155: Forget Childbirth

For generations, women elected to forget the pain of childbirth with help from powerful drugs called twilight sleep. We shed light on an (intentionally) forgotten history.

EPISODE #154: Let’s Get Unladylike

Andrea talks to Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin, hosts of the fabulous Unladylike podcast, about abortion, nannies, and counting your eggs before they’re… inseminated. Plus, how to speak up, vocal fry and all.

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?”

EPISODE #152: The Sisterhood of “Donor Don”

Sister wives, a fertility cult, and New Kids on the Block: A listener initiates us into the strange world of sperm donation.

EPISODE #151: I’ll Be Watching You

NY Times tech writer Farhad Manjoo is on a quest to capture his kids’ important childhood moments… by installing around-the-clock cameras all over their home.

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.

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.