The Longest Shortest Time

EPISODE #111: Kids Ask Negin Farsad Unanswerable Questions

Comedian Negin Farsad on esoteric allergies, the power of fire hydrants, and growing up Muslim … all in this edition of Kids’ Unanswerable Questions.

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 #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 #85: Dispatches from Black Motherhood

Anthonia Akitunde went looking for websites about Black working moms that broke stereotypes. She came up empty. So she started her own.

Staff Favorites

New to our show? Try this playlist of staff faves, for parents and non-parents alike.

EPISODE #66: Momming It Solo

One woman’s unusual path toward becoming a single mother by choice.

Books: For Kids (of All Ages) Featuring Characters of Color

A starter reading list to help kids sort out mixed ethnicity, and to relate to the diverse kids around them.

EPISODE #59: Mama Don’t Understand

A game of got-yer-nose turns racial and a 6-year-old raps to her white mom about not getting her Blackness. Two stories of biracial kids schooling their mamas.