The Longest Shortest Time

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…

EPISODE #194: One Mom’s Late-Term Abortion

Late-term abortions are extremely rare, except for in political rhetoric. We’ll hear the story behind the headlines from a mom who ended her pregnancy at 29 weeks.

EPISODE #193: The Qualities and Characteristics of 7th-Borns

Robby Hoffman is a comedian and the seventh-born child in her family. She’s never met another #7 … until now.

EPISODE #192: The Political Power of Black Motherhood

Dani McClain explains what makes mothering an inherently political act, especially for black women.

EPISODE #191: Dani Shapiro’s Family Secret

When a bestselling memoirist took a DNA test on a whim, the results were confusing. But then, her whole life suddenly made sense.

EPISODE #190: Rewriting Your Adoption Story

When you decide to have a baby, you plan on extending your family. But when Nicole got pregnant, she took that really seriously.