The Longest Shortest Time

EPISODE #204: Breaking Cycles (and Chairs!) with Kulap Vilaysack

When comedian Kulap Vilaysack decided to resolve questions from her family history, she did it in the most extreme way possible: by directing a documentary about her own life.

EPISODE #203: When Mommy Boobs Go Viral

Jessica Rose Schrody makes parody raps about motherhood beloved by everyone from Viola Davis to Beyonce’s Mom.

EPISODE #202: Give The Ellises a Sitcom Already

Devale and Khadeen Ellis have always imagined their lives as a TV show. Specifically, a sitcom about millennial parenting that takes place in gentrified Brooklyn. But instead of waiting for their big shot, the Ellises started sharing their story online.

EPISODE #201: Artificial Wombs, Space Babies and Robot Nurses… Oh My!

Futures critic Rose Eveleth believe the future can be more equitable, fun and interesting than we ever dreamed it would be. But, in order to make that real, we have to start talking about it.

EPISODE #200: I’m Pregnant!

What does it mean to become a parent when you’re no longer speaking to the parents who raised you? Our producer Jackie Sojico is about to find out … because she’s 7 months pregnant.

EPISODE #199: How Will They Know I’m Black?

Myra Jones-Taylor’s son is black, but it’s a constant struggle to get his peers and teachers to see him that way.

EPISODE #198: Transracial Adoption When You’re a POC

Listener Soni has always dreamed about adopting, but they never expected the adoption process to be so challenging. Plus, LST’s creator Hillary Frank drops in with an exciting update about a new project she’s working on.

EPISODE #197: Lactation Muffins, Tape Measure Ponytails and Other Adventures in Adoption

When Nishta fell in love with her college professor Jill, she knew they were starting a journey without a roadmap.

EPISODE #196: What My Mother And I Don’t Talk About

This week, two different essays about the wounds our moms can leave us with — and what, if anything, can be done to start the healing.

EPISODE #195: Vasectomies! Get Nuts! Go Nads!

Everyone and their mother is getting a vasectomy…