The Longest Shortest Time

EPISODE #117: Coming of Age with Down Syndrome

The day Sophie got her period, there were phone calls and high-fives all around. Sophie was psyched. But her mom, author Amy Silverman, felt torn. What does it mean to have daughter with a grown-up body, and a mind that doesn’t quite match?

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.

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EPISODE #99: When Grace Lin Realized She Was Chinese

When Grace Lin was a kid, she hated being Chinese. In this interview, the Newbery-award-winning author talks about how a handful of boring books and an inquisitive Italian helped her to embrace her parents’ culture.

EPISODE #98: Casey Wilson on Mothering Without a Mother

Actress and comedian Casey Wilson’s mom died before Casey made it on TV, got married, and had a kid. Casey talks about the long, messy process of grieving her mom’s sudden death, and what it’s like to parent without a mother of your own.

EPISODE #95: The True History of a Child Chef & His Mom

Judah is 12. He makes a mean beef wellington. Hear how he became a child chef, and how his mom had him when she was just a kid herself.

EPISODE #94: Raising a Transgender Child

Marlo Mack from the wonderful “How to Be a Girl” podcast joins us to talk about raising a girl who seems to have the body of a boy … and what a girl even is in the first place.

EPISODE #93: Anna Sale on Becoming a Mom

Death, Sex & Money host Anna Sale on her parents, her baby, a trampoline, and potato chips.