The Longest Shortest Time

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 #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 #119: Single, Female, Seeking Baby Daddy

Andrea Silenzi, host of the podcast Why Oh Why, is single, living in New York, and… looking for a man to be the father of her child. Which is tricky to bring up on a first date. So she did what any girl would do: she organized an aspiring dads focus group.

EPISODE #106: When You Tell

Zoe Zolbrod grew up with a secret. Now, after 4 decades, she’s sharing it with the world. In this episode, find out how telling her secret has shaped the way Zoe sees herself as a mother and daughter.

EPISODE #103: Real Teens, REAL Babies

Breaking *robot baby* news! Join us as we try to make sense of a study that sheds some shocking light on our This American Life collab from 2 years ago.

We Won a Third Coast!

Thanks, Third Coast, for the 2016 Skylarking!

EPISODE #102: W. Kamau Bell Asks His Mom About Sex (UPDATE)

For most of his life, comedian W. Kamau Bell assumed his single mom never had sex after she made him. Today, he gets the real story. In this update, we ask Kamau what it’s like to have a public sex talk with your mom.

EPISODE #96: The Parents’ Guide to Doing It with Esther Perel

How do you keep the fire alive? Can motherhood awaken your inner lesbian? Couples therapist and author Esther Perel answers YOUR sex advice questions.