The Longest Shortest Time

EPISODE #153: Sperm Shopping by Color

When Rosa and her wife started seeking a sperm donor, they were surprised by the complexity of the questions they faced — from “What kind of racial identity matters to us?” to “Should we buy in bulk?”

EPISODE #152: The Sisterhood of “Donor Don”

Sister wives, a fertility cult, and New Kids on the Block: A listener initiates us into the strange world of sperm donation.

EPISODE #150: His Id Speaks English

Research shows that kids who learn languages early have lots of advantages. This week, a dad who speaks five languages makes the case for teaching his kid only one. English.

EPISODE #149: Choose Your Own Mom-venture

This week, Andrea’s opening up. A lot. She’ll be sharing the plan she’s always had for becoming a mom, and why she’s just realizing now… there might be another adventure in store for her.

EPISODE #146: The Parents’ Guide to Affairs with Esther Perel

Couples therapist Esther Perel talks about why people cheat, even when kids are in the picture. Or, sometimes, *because* kids are in the picture. Plus, some practical tools for handling an affair — and preventing one from happening in the first place.

EPISODE #144: The Accidental Gay Parents, 5 (UPDATE)

Audience faves Trystan and Biff’s new baby was born in July! We get an update from these Accidental-On-Purpose-Gay-Parents about life with baby Leo, and how the whole family’s adjusting. Plus, some big news from LST (cue the award music…)!

EPISODE #136: Shpitzle’s Secret

Frieda Vizel spent her childhood imagining the world outside of her devout religious community. It wasn’t until she finally left, with her five-year-old son Seth, that she realized she would need to reimagine everything all over again.

EPISODE #133: Alex and the Oracular Lamb

Alex was itching to ask her partner Ben a big, scary question. To muster some courage, she turned to an unexpected ally: a tiny stuffed lamb that can see the future.