The Longest Shortest Time

EPISODE #218: Ina May’s Guide, Completely Revised and Updated

The mother of modern midwifery returns to tell you (yes, YOU) that if you didn’t have a “natural birth,” you are not a failure.

EPISODE #217: Busy Philipps Works the Postpartum Hollywood System

Busy Philipps has been working in Hollywood since she was 19 years old. She’s always played by the rules when she’s had to, but after she had kids, she started making her own rules—at work and at home.

EPISODE #216: We Made You A Mix Tape

A baby picked up by the police, the joy and terror of kale, and talking birth control in front of your dad. Three little treasures that we’ve been dying to share with you!

EPISODE #215: John Hodgman On Being A Villain Without Really Trying

John Hodgman has made a career out of playing elitist villains on TV. He later realized he’s been a villain in real life, too — including, sometimes, to his own children.

EPISODE #214: The, Like, Show. Wavy Edition

Our teen panel is back with more parenting advice! Wanna know when to give your kid a smartphone? Why mumble rap is cool? How to maintain a strong relationship with your child? Molly, Mason, and Quincy have the answers.

EPISODE #213: It’s A Real Mother, Part 5: Now What?

Author Brigid Schulte fills us in on the current state of working mom discrimination in the United States. And one brave listener shares a story that might just inspire you to fight for changes at your job.

EPISODE #212: How Raina Telgemeier Got Guts

Bees, needles, vomit, and atomic bombs—Raina Telgemeier was afraid of them ALL. Hear how she learned to manage her fears, and how she became a hero to children around the globe.

EPISODE #211: The Accidental Gay Parents, 6

LST faves Trystan and Biff are back! We catch up with them about parenthood, postpartum bodies, and if there are any more kids in their future.

Episode #210: Sperm Series: I Ask a Friend

In the final episode of our three-part series “The Single Lady’s Guide to Sperm Shopping,” your host Andrea Silenzi prepares to ask a friend to be her sperm donor. How will she decide who to pick?

Episode #209: Sperm Series: I Visit a Sperm Bank

In the second of our three-part series “The Single Lady’s Guide to Sperm Shopping,” your host Andrea Silenzi heads to California Cryobank. Will she find her dream donor?