The Longest Shortest Time

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.

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.

IT’S A REAL MOTHER: A Series About Workplace Discrimination

The life of a working mother is a real mother. Hear our series on why this matters to everybody… and what you can do to help.

EPISODE #129: Casey Wilson, Jessi Klein and a Dinosaur Dick-Punching a Bear

Two funny moms walk into a hot, foam-lined room; bonding over epidurals, antidepressants, and baby boy apparel ensues. Actress Casey Wilson guest hosts and digs in deep with her pal, comedy writer Jessi Klein.

EPISODE #125: The Accidental Gay Parents, 5

Audience faves Trystan and Biff are back… and they’re having a baby! We talk about what it’s like to be a pregnant man, and to share that news with your parents, your children, and the world.