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December 18, 2019
Let's just say this one's inspired by DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince. *Note: there is some cursing in this episode — and some talk about the tooth fairy — so you might not want to listen with your kids.* This is the last episode of The Longest Shortest Time! But it isn't really goodbye. Hillary is cooking up something new, probably a project about middle school. To keep in touch with Hillary and find out what's next, sign up for her newsletter and follow her on Instagram and Twitter. All of our episodes, articles, and resources will remain up at longestshortesttime.com. We'll be turning off comments on the website on Jan. 1, 2020, so if you've wanted to leave a comment on an episode, now's the time! This episode is brought to you by Pinna, Bayer Crop Science, and Lutron Caseta Smart Lighting.
December 11, 2019
The mother of modern midwifery returns to tell you (yes, YOU) that if you didn’t have a “natural birth,” you are not a failure. Heads up, this episode contains discussion of childbirth injuries and traumatic birth. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, Third Love, and ThredUP.
December 4, 2019
Busy Philipps has been working in Hollywood since she was 19 years old. She's always played by the rules when she's had to, but after she had kids, she started making her own rules—at work and at home. This episode contains graphic language and is not suitable for children. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, Bayer Crop Science, Rothy's, and Lutron Caseta Smart Lighting.
November 27, 2019
A baby picked up by the police, the joy and terror of kale, and talking birth control in front of your dad. Three little treasures that we’ve been dying to share with you! This episode contains some uncensored curse words. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Pinna, Fetch Rewards (code: LONGSHORT), Teen Counseling, Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, and Lutron Caseta Smart Lighting.
November 20, 2019
This episode contains graphic language is not suitable for children. John Hodgman has made a career out of playing elitist villains on TV. He later realized he's been a villain in real life, too — including, sometimes, to his own children. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Bad With Money, Bayer Crop Science, Lutron Caseta Smart Lighting, Teen Counseling, and Pillsbury Crescent Rolls.
November 13, 2019
Our teen panel is back with more parenting advice! Wanna know when to give your kid a smartphone? Why mumble rap is cool? How to maintain a strong relationship with your child? Molly, Mason, and Quincy have the answers. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Teen Counseling, Third Love, ThredUp, and Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
November 6, 2019
Author Brigid Schulte fills us in on the current state of working mom discrimination in the United States. And one brave listener shares a story that might just inspire you to fight for changes at your job. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Lutron Caseta Smart Lighting, Teen Counseling, Rothy’s, Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, and Bayer Crop Science.
October 30, 2019
Bees, needles, vomit, and atomic bombs—cartoonist Raina Telgemeier was afraid of them ALL. Hear how she learned to manage her fears, and how she became a hero to children around the globe. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Teen Counseling, Bona Floor Cleaners, ThredUP, Fetch Rewards (code: LONGSHORT), and Pillsbury Crescent Rolls.
October 23, 2019
LST faves Trystan and Biff are back! We catch up with them about about parenthood, postpartum bodies, and if there are any more kids in their future. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Bayer Crop Science, Teen Counseling, ThirdLove, Rothy’s, and Bona Floor Cleaners.
September 18, 2019
In the final episode of our three-part series “The Single Lady’s Guide to Sperm Shopping,” your host Andrea Silenzi prepares to ask a friend to be her sperm donor. How will she decide who to pick?
September 11, 2019
In the second of our three-part series “The Single Lady’s Guide to Sperm Shopping,” your host Andrea Silenzi heads to California Cryobank. Will she find her dream donor?
September 4, 2019
In the first of our three-part series “The Single Lady’s Guide to Sperm Shopping,” your host Andrea Silenzi explores an exciting new path towards becoming a single parent. Will she find her sperm donor using… an app?
August 29, 2019
After 9 amazing years, we’re wrapping the show for good in December. Here’s why.
August 28, 2019
When cartoonist Cathy Guisewite turned 35, she told her parents she was never getting married and never having a kids. Hear what changed her mind.
August 21, 2019
When Tia found out she was pregnant, she wasn’t going to let that stop her from traveling abroad… in her third trimester. Hear why her birth story made international news.
August 14, 2019
A summer romp through all the wild places a kid’s imagination can take them in nature, perfect for Boxcar Children, Ingalls Wilder-heads, and “My Side of the Mountain” super-fans.
August 7, 2019
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. The film is called Origin Story, and to this day, Kulap’s still not sure if she should have made it.
July 31, 2019
Jessica Rose Schrody makes parody raps about motherhood beloved by everyone from Viola Davis to Beyoncé’s Mom.
July 24, 2019
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.
June 19, 2019
What will the future look like for women, families and babies? 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.
June 12, 2019
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. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Unum (link to download informational pdf), Betterhelp, ThredUP, Undeniably Dairy, and Milk.
June 5, 2019
Myra Jones-Taylor’s son is black, but it’s a constant struggle to get his peers and teachers to see him that way. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Unum (link to download informational pdf), Milk, HelloFresh (code: LONGSHORT80), Third Love, and Rothy’s.
May 29, 2019
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.
May 22, 2019
When Nishta fell in love with her college professor Jill, she knew they were starting a journey without a roadmap.
May 15, 2019
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. Content warning: this week’s episode includes adult language and talks about physical and emotional abuse. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Amaze jr., Bob’s Red Mill, Pact (code: LONGSHORT), Third Love, and Simple Contacts (code: LONGSHORT). Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is here! Many of you are in it. Order it here.
May 8, 2019
Over the years, we’ve talked a lot about women’s fertility and birth control. But, isn’t it about time we hear what it means when family planning is Dad’s responsibility? To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by The Splendid Table, Bob’s Red Mill, ThredUP, Rothy’s, and Pact (code: LONGSHORT) Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is here! Many of you are in it. Order it here.
May 1, 2019
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.
April 24, 2019
Robby Hoffman is a comedian, and she is the seventh-born child in her family. She's never met another #7 ... until now.  To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Thomas’s English Muffins, Bona Floor Cleaners, Rothy’s (code: TIME), Third Love, and Pact (code: LONGSHORT) Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is here! Many of you are in it. Order it here.
March 20, 2019
Author Dani McClain explains what makes mothering an inherently a political act, especially for black women.
March 13, 2019
When a bestselling memoirist took a DNA test on a whim, the results were confusing. But then, her whole life suddenly made sense. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Babybel, Bona Floor Cleaners, Panama City Beach, Milk, and ReserveDirect (code: LONGSHORT) Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is out! Many of you are in it. Get a *signed* copy here.
March 6, 2019
When you decide to have a baby, you plan on extending your family. But when Nicole got pregnant, she took that really seriously. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Babybel, Bona Floor Cleaners, Panama City Beach, Mathnasium (or call 877-834-MATH), and By The Book. Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is out! Many of you are in it. Get a *signed* copy here.
February 27, 2019
Toys are these powerful objects that test and tax the caregiving abilities of children and parents alike. Today on the show, an American Girl Doll superfan, Hillary Frank’s husband Jonathan Menjivar saves a life, and an overdue apology for Grandma Bertha. (Heads up, the first half of the show contains adult language.) To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Mini Babybel, TurboTax, Third Love, Milk, and Panama City Beach. Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is coming! Many of you are in it. Order it here.
February 20, 2019
We dive deep into the hit kids song and hopefully come up alive (doo doo doo doo doo doo). To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Leesa (code: LONGSHORT),Babybel, Candid Co (code: LONGSHORT), Mace (code: LONGSHORT) and Hungryroot. Also, Hillary Frank's "Weird Parenting Wins" book is here, and she's heading out on book tour. Visit her website for the latest.
February 13, 2019
Is MILF a fun shorthand for "sexy mom" or does it tell another story? To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Babybel, Leesa (code: LONGSHORT), Hungryroot, Mace (code: LONGSHORT) and TurboTax Also, Hillary Frank's "Weird Parenting Wins" book is here, and she's heading out on book tour. Visit her website for the latest. Heads up! This episode contains adult language and themes.
February 6, 2019
Cartoonist Lucy Knisley couldn’t wait to draw the day her son was born. But how do you draw something if you can’t remember it?
January 30, 2019
When you're born into a family famous for their musical ties, is joining them a birthright or a curse? Lucy Wainwright Roche and her mom Suzzy Roche join us live in studio. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Mini Babybel, TurboTax, Leesa (code: LONGSHORT), The Real Real (code: REAL) and Moshi Monsters (code: LONGESTSLEEP). Also, Hillary Frank's "Weird Parenting Wins" book is here, and she's heading out on book tour. Visit her website for the latest.
January 23, 2019
Our show’s host Andrea Silenzi is talking with LST’s executive producer/creator Hillary Frank today to answer parenting problems using only things Hillary has learned from making her book, Weird Parenting Wins. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Leesa (code: LONGSHORT), Mini Babybel, ThirdLove, TurboTax, CandidCo, and Josie & Jonny Are Having A Baby (With You!) Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is out now! Many of you are in it. Order it here.
December 19, 2018
After Jessica gave birth to her first child, her own mother sabotaged her plans of postpartum bliss. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Evergreen Tidings From The Baumgartners, Mom And Dad Are Fighting, Candid Co, Grove Collaborative, and ThirdLove.  Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is coming! Many of you are in it. Pre-order it here. We're doing our second overnight call-in show! Call 857-626-6561 between midnight and 3am Eastern on 12/25 to tell us about hiding from your in-laws, eating the cookies meant for Santa, or staying up with your screaming newborn...again.
December 12, 2018
A woman finds she can’t become a mom without a hysterectomy. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Babeth’s Feast, Kiwi Co, Grove Collaborative, Care.com, Simple Contacts (code: LONGSHORT20) Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is coming! Many of you are in it. Pre-order here.
December 5, 2018
When Geneva was looking for her future partner, she made a list of 37 things she wanted. Number one was Native. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Parabo Press (code: SHORT), Pyure, ThirdLove, Grove Collaborative, and Sunbasket. Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is coming! Many of you are in it. Pre-order here. In this episode, we used an excerpt from RWC flash mob Maori Haka by YouTube user kash1n21 under a Creative Commons license.
November 28, 2018
Have you ever wondered how polyamorous parents do their thing? Turns out it’s not just about sex?!
November 21, 2018
Six years ago, Kim Brooks was home visiting her folks in Virginia… when she made a split-second decision that got her in serious trouble with the law.
November 14, 2018
Stories about family are some of the richest, most riveting stories that you can tell. We invited three panelists to our studio to talk about their favorite TV shows, movies, and books about and for families. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Allstate, Pyure, Talkspace (code: TIME), Third Love, Care.com Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is coming! Many of you are in it. Pre-order it here.
November 7, 2018
Delegate Jennifer Carroll Foy shares what it was like to run for office in 2016... while pregnant with twins! Plus, what happens when we elect more moms to public office? To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is coming! Many of you are in it. Pre-order here. This episode is brought to you by Harper Collins Children's Books Horse Meets Dog, Allstate, Simple Contacts (code: LONGSHORT20), Kiwi Co, and Grove Collaborative. Plus, Undeniably Dairy. In a special interview segment, we'll get to know cow nutritionist Rosemarie Zimbelman. Head to UndeniablyDairy.org/devoted to learn more.
October 31, 2018
For our Halloween special, stories about when parenthood isn’t all poops and giggles. Sometimes it’s just a lot of poop. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is coming! Many of you are in it. Pre-order here. This episode is brought to you by Allstate, Kiwi Co, Babeth’s Feast (code: LONGSHORT18), Care.com, and Ulta Beauty. Plus, Undeniably Dairy. In a special interview segment, we'll get to know cow nutritionist Rosemarie Zimbelman. Head to UndeniablyDairy.org/devoted to learn more.
October 24, 2018
Your 3am bedside companion--literally! In this episode, we open up our phone lines in the middle of the night to hear what’s keeping you all awake. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Allstate, Vamousse, Third Love, Talkspace (code: Time) and Ulta Beauty. Plus, Undeniably Dairy. In a special interview segment, we'll get to know cow nutritionist Rosemarie Zimbelman. Head to UndeniablyDairy.org/devoted to learn more.
September 19, 2018
Talking to teenagers is different from talking to grown-ups. We wanted to know: what advice they would give to parents? We convened a panel of three teens to find out! To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Allstate, NBC’s I Feel Bad, Sun Basket, ThirdLove, Calm. Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is coming! Many of you are in it. Pre-order here.
September 12, 2018
The rumors are true… we have the best listeners! Andrea and Jackie share some favorite emails and comments. Plus, an update from Hillary. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Coffee and Crayons podcast, WGU, Kiwi Co, Care.com and Burrow. Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is coming! Many of you are in it. Pre-order here.
September 5, 2018
Even though Glynnis MacNicol doesn't have kids of her own, her life is far from child-free. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by WGU, Raised by TV, Sunbasket, ThirdLove, and Kiwi Co. Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is coming! Many of you are in it. Pre-order here.
August 29, 2018
Kids today have the chance to become real entrepreneurs and sell to the masses thanks to the internet. We’re going to explore who some of these kids are, what they’re selling, and how they become successful. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Google Play, WGU, Land’s End (code: SCHOOL40), Kind Snacks (code: LONGSHORT), Grove Collaborative Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is coming! Many of you are in it. Pre-order here.
August 22, 2018
The thing CJ Kemal wants most in life? To be a dad. But when you’re trans and single, it’s hard to know where to start. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Google Play, Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Land’s End (code: SCHOOL40), Care.com, and Burrow (code: LONGSHORT75). Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is coming! Many of you are in it. Pre-order here.
August 15, 2018
We’ve been thinking, there’s so much parenting media out there, but it's pretty species-ist, right? It’s all about how to get your human baby to eat, how to get your human kid to take a bath. We wanted to know: is there anything we can learn from the ways animals take care of their kids that we can take back to our human families? To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by This episode is brought to you by Google Play, WGU, Sunbasket, ThirdLove, Grove Collaborative. Use the links here for a special discount.
August 8, 2018
As an only child, KJ Dell’Antonia always wanted a big happy family… but once she got one, she found out the “happy” part doesn’t come standard. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Coffee and Crayons, Google Play, Lands’ End (code: SCHOOL40), Honest Tea, and Kind Snacks (code: LONGSHORT). Use the links here for a special discount.
August 1, 2018
When 9-year-old Meera was adopted from Korea, there were lots of new things that would take some getting used to… starting with her new mom’s exotic pet. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Google Play, Honest Tea, Grove Collaborative, Burrow (code: LONGSHORT75), and Land’s End (code: SCHOOL40). Use the links here for a special discount.
July 25, 2018
When Ben was a kid, his mom helped him write an innocent letter to his favorite television friend. The reply took Ben by surprise, and changed the way they thought of his hero forever. Tune in for stories of how Fred Rogers left a mark, and why his words still resonate. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Google Play, Mom & Dad Are Fighting, Third Love, Care.com, Sun Basket Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is coming! Many of you are in it. Pre-order here.
June 20, 2018
Stephanie never wanted kids.... but then she met Joey. Tune in to hear them answer a series of questions intended to help them determine if they want a future as parents together. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Ladder, PottyMD (code: LONGSHORT), SAS Footwear (code: LONGSHORT), ThirdLove and Sun Basket. Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is coming! Many of you are in it. Pre-order here.
June 13, 2018
When Al Letson was 23, he found out he was the father to a 6-year-old boy he’d never met. Years later, another son entered his life, and this one was white. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Ladder, Circle Round, Fully, Care/Of (code: LONGSHORT) and SAS Shoes (code: LONGSHORT) Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is coming! Many of you are in it. Pre-order here.
June 6, 2018
When Kristen's son was 5 weeks old, she got an email from BabyCenter saying that all of her hard work would soon be repaid: she'd get to see her baby's first smile. Problem is, Kristen can't see. Tune in to hear Kristen's creative solution to seeing a smile through blindness. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by the CDC's Child Development Milestone App, SAS Shoes (code: LONGSHORT), Third Love and StoryWorth. Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is coming! Many of you are in it. Pre-order here.
May 30, 2018
Cecile Richards, former head of Planned Parenthood, is a troublemaker -- a quality she got from her mom, Ann Richards, who went from frustrated housewife to firecracker governor of Texas. Cecile talks about watching that transformation, and how Ann's legacy is living on in the record number of women and moms running for office. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. Splendid Table, Stitcher Premium, Sun Basket, SAS Shoes (code: LONGSHORT) and Thomas’ English Muffins. Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is coming! Many of you are in it. Pre-order here.
May 23, 2018
The imaginary friends you have when you’re little can be great practice for dealing with very real hard stuff as a grown-up. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Fully, Brains On, Thomas’ English Muffins, and SAS Shoes (code: LONGSHORT). Use the links and codes here for a special discount. Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is coming! Many of you are in it. Pre-order here.
May 16, 2018
A glimpse into the weird, fun, and often dark world of imaginary companions. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by March of Dimes, SAS Footwear (code: LONGSHORT), Thomas' English Muffins, Casper and ThirdLove.
May 9, 2018
For our special Mother’s Day episode, poet and writer Rachel Zucker explores her complex relationship with her mom, Diane Wolkstein. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. Thomas’ English Muffins, Marc’s Mission: Way of the Warrior Kid from Macmillan Kids, Mabel’s Labels (code: TIME20), and 1-800-Flowers  (code: LONGSHORT). Still need a gift for Mother’s Day? Everything in our shop is 30% off, now thru Mother’s Day. (Proceeds support our show!) Use promo code MOM.
May 2, 2018
In the novel Ghost Boys, a twelve-year-old unarmed black boy is shot by a white police officer. Jewell Parker Rhodes talks about why she wrote this story for middle schoolers, and why she's counting on them to advance racial justice. To win a signed copy of Jewell's book, visit LST's Instagram and look for the post with the Ghost Boys book cover! Join the conversation at longestshortesttime.com. You can also sign up for our newsletter, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Our sponsors for this episode are Juice Beauty (code: LONGSHORT20), Thomas’ English Muffins, Care.com, Mabel’s Labels (code:TIME20), and 1-800-Flowers (code: LONGSHORT). Use these links and promo codes at checkout for a special discount.
April 25, 2018
When you’re expecting a baby, it’s common to take some time to write out a birth plan. (Well, more like birth wishes.) But you know what no one ever plans for? Giving birth in their car. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Our sponsors for this episode are Juice Beauty (code: LONGSHORT20), Thomas’ Original Nooks & Crannies English Muffins, Sun Basket, Third Love and Care.com. Use the promo codes at checkout for a special discount.
March 21, 2018
Why would a sweet kid from Minnesota try to join ISIS? Reporter Dina Temple-Raston fills us in on the complexities of the teenage brain, with help from pizza and poetry. Plus: "What's Up with Hillary?" - Nor'easter Edition. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer, Acer, (click “Store”, code: LONGEST), Juice Beauty (code: LONGSHORT20), Third Love, and Burrow (code: LONGSHORT).
March 14, 2018
For generations, women elected to forget the pain of childbirth with help from powerful drugs called twilight sleep. Author Randi Hutter Epstein helps us shed light on an (intentionally) forgotten history. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer, Life on the Fast Track podcast, Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, Juice Beauty (code: LONGSHORT20), Molekule (code: LONGSHORT), Simple Contacts (code: LONGSHORT). Use the links and codes here for a special discount.
March 7, 2018
Andrea talks to Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin, hosts of the fabulous Unladylike podcast, about abortion, nannies, and counting your eggs before they’re… inseminated. Plus, how to speak up, vocal fry and all. You can subscribe to Unladylike right here! To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer, Ladder, RXBAR Kids (code: TIME), Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, and Casper. Use the links and codes here for a special discount.
February 28, 2018
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?” To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. This episode is brought to you by GoGo SqueeZ, Life on the Fast Track podcast, Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, Sun Basket and Third Love.
February 21, 2018
Sister wives, a fertility cult, and New Kids on the Block: A listener initiates us into the strange world of sperm donation. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Today, Explained (a new podcast from Vox), Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer, NurturMe (code: LONGSHORT), GoGo squeeZ, and Care.com. Use the links and codes here for a special discount.
February 14, 2018
NY Times tech writer Farhad Manjoo is on a quest to capture his kids’ important childhood moments… by installing around-the-clock cameras all over their home. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Life on the Fast Track podcast, Nurtur Me (code: LONGSHORT), GoGo SqueeZ, Health IQ, and Third Love. Use the links and codes here for a special discount.
February 7, 2018
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. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. This episode is brought to you by GoGo SqueeZ, Life on the Fast Track podcast, Burrow (code: LONGSHORT), Health IQ, and Ladder. Use the links and codes here for a special discount.
January 31, 2018
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. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Astroglide, Ladder Life, Third Love, and Sun Basket. Use the links here for a special discount.
January 24, 2018
Have you heard? We've got a new host. We get to know the fabulous Andrea Silenzi, with help from some very important people in Hillary's life. There'll be skunks and warts and singing and... just listen. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Astroglide, Ladder Life, Third Love, Care.com and Sun Basket. Use the links here for a special discount.
December 20, 2017
We'll be back on January 24th with a brand new season of LST! But to tide you over, here's an episode from Katie Couric's podcast. She talks to her friend Sheryl Sandberg, of Lean In fame, about finding joy after the sudden death of Sheryl's husband, Dave. Listen to more of Katie Couric's podcast here.
December 13, 2017
Silvija Ozols and John Murray, the creators of Infertile: A Sketch Comedy Show, tell us what it was like to take one of the most vulnerable experiences of their lives, reenact it onstage, and invite people to come and laugh at it. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. This episode is brought to you by littleBits, Spice Islands, Boomerang, Third Love, Little Passports, and ICON Undies (code: LONGEST). Use the promo codes at checkout for a special discount.
December 6, 2017
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. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Spice Islands, littleBits, Third Love, Casper Mattresses, and Little Passports. Use the promo codes at checkout for a special discount.
November 29, 2017
Lots of American moms desperately need access to paid parental leave, and can’t get it. Meanwhile, lots of dads can -- and don’t use it. We look at one surprising approach to closing that gap. (Hint: velour track suits.) See our video and find out how you can help at itsarealmother.com. And share YOUR stories using #itsarealmother. This episode is brought to you by Spice Islands, Fracture (code: TIME15), Little Passports, and Third Love. Use the promo codes at checkout for a special discount.
November 22, 2017
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…)! To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. This episode is brought to you by littleBits, Sonos (code: TIME10), Little Passports, Spice Islands, and Fracture (code: TIME15). Use the promo codes at checkout for a special discount.
November 20, 2017
Our #ItsARealMother campaign was made by Pentagram, the world's largest independent design firm. Mastermind Michael Bierut tells us why he wanted to work on the project, bad ideas along the way, and how the series is making him rethink his own approach as a boss. See our video and find out how you can help at itsarealmother.com. And share YOUR stories using #itsarealmother.
November 15, 2017
Hillary tells her own story about becoming a working mom, and the career cliff she faced as a result. Then, we travel to a company that’s flipping the ideal American workplace totally upside down... by inviting screaming, pooping infants into the office. See our video and find out how you can help at itsarealmother.com. And share YOUR stories using #itsarealmother. This episode is brought to you by Sonos (code: TIME10), Spice Islands, Fracture (code: TIME15), Little Passports, and littleBits.
November 8, 2017
Why do stock images of working moms look frazzled, while stock images of working dads just look like... guys at work? Author Brigid Schulte gets to the heart of why discrimination against working moms is so deeply embedded in our culture—and what we can do to change it. See our video and find out how you can help at itsarealmother.com. And share YOUR stories using #itsarealmother. This episode is brought to you by Icon Undies (code: LONGEST), littleBits, Thirdlove and Sunbasket. Use the promo codes at checkout for a special discount.
November 1, 2017
Discrimination against mothers in the workplace is illegal but it still happens every day. We launch our four-part series, It’s A Real Mother, with YOUR stories of discrimination. Plus, we meet a mom who faced discrimination from... the entire country. See our video and find out how you can help at itsarealmother.com. And share YOUR stories using #itsarealmother. This episode is brought to you by Icon Undies (code: LONGEST), Spice Islands, littleBits and Fracture.
October 25, 2017
In Honor of Halloween, Hillary’s bringing her husband Jonathan out of the shadows for his LST debut! They’ll be talking about a few of the spooky things they never saw coming as parents. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Icon Undies (code: LONGEST), Third Love, Fracture and Spice Islands.
October 24, 2017
Our show is mainly for grownup ears... but there are a bunch of great podcasts out there just for kids! Our friends at NPR rounded up a few of their faves. Grab your kid and check them out in this sampler episode! Featured podcasts: Story Pirates, Wow in the World, Eleanor Amplified, Brains On, But Why, Circle Round, and Tumble
October 18, 2017
Choosing a preschool can feel high-stakes, especially when you add culture to the mix. We talk to co-host of The Nod, Eric Eddings, and his wife Carla, as they decide whether to send their two-year-old to an Afrocentric school. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Icon Undies (code: LONGEST), Spice Islands, Color and Texture.
October 11, 2017
Comedian W. Kamau Bell has been geeking out about kung-fu legend Bruce Lee since he was a teenager. Today, he guest hosts and sits down with someone even more dedicated to the cultural icon… Bruce’s daughter, Shannon Lee. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Sun Basket, Third Love, Of a Kind (code: LONGSHORT), Fracture, Little Passports (code: LONGSHORT), and Casper Mattresses.
September 20, 2017
Our friends at The Sporkful have a new series about the complications of trying to pass culture to your kids through food. We’re bringing you one story from that series about Korean adoptees.
September 13, 2017
Gregory Warner and Sana Krasikov have traveled all over the world. Now, they have to help their five-year-old son Joseph adjust to an exotic, foreign culture: his American kindergarten classroom. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Third Love, Spice Islands, and RXBAR (code: TIME). Use the promo codes at checkout for a special discount.
September 6, 2017
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. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Facebook, Twitterand Instagram. This episode is brought to you by GoGo SqueeZ, Spice Islands, Little Passports (code: LONGSHORT), Thrive Market, Fracture (mention LST in their one-question survey), and Epic! (code: LONGSHORT). Use the promo codes at checkout for a special discount.
August 30, 2017
This week we are continuing our conversation on how to talk to kids about race and racism, especially when you’re uncomfortable talking about it with grown ups. Writer Eula Biss joins us to help us unpack the complicated forces inside our heads that hold us back. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. This episode is brought to you by GoGoSqueeze, Spice Islands, Sun Basket, LovePop and Boomerang (code: LONGEST).
August 23, 2017
That… and other lessons of American Sex Ed. An actual historian walks us through the decades. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. This episode is brought to you by GoGo SqueeZ, Thirdlove, Icon Undies (code: LONGEST) and Texture. Use the promo codes at checkout for a special discount.
August 16, 2017
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. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Facebook, Twitterand Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Spice Islands, Casper Mattresses (code: LONGSHORT), GoGo SqueeZ, and Thrive Market. Use the promo codes at checkout for a special discount.
August 9, 2017
Thanks to genetic technology, you can know if your child has an increased risk for disease before they are even born. But is more information always a good thing? Writer Bonnie Rochman walks us through the complicated decisions parents face when they get a glimpse of their offspring's genetic future. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.   This episode is brought to you by GoGoSqueeze, Thirdlove, Fracture and Little Passports (code: LONGSHORT).
August 2, 2017
Stories of two parents who spy on their kids -- one on purpose, the other by accident. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  This episode is brought to you by GoGoSqueeze, Sunbasket, SquarePanda (Code: LONGSHORT), and Texture. Use the promo codes at checkout for a special discount.
July 26, 2017
When she was growing up, writer Ashley C. Ford’s dad showered her with praise, through nearly 100 letters. Which he sent from prison. In this episode, Ashley talks about idealizing her incarcerated father -- and what happened when she learned the truth about his crime.  To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  This episode is brought to you by GoGoSqueeze, Thirdlove, Thrive Market and SquarePanda (code: LONGSHORT)
July 19, 2017
Two funny moms walk into a hot, foam-lined room; bonding over epidurals, antidepressants, and baby boy apparel ensues. Actress Casey Wilson guest hosts and digs in deep with her pal, comedy writer Jessi Klein. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  This episode is brought to you by Peanut.io, GoGoSqueeze, Fracture (code: SUMMERSALE), Honest Tea and RXBAR (code: LONGSHORT).
July 12, 2017
LST editor Peter Clowney joins Hillary in the studio to help break some exciting news. Plus: John Moe, host of The Hilarious World of Depression, tells the story of a tiny furry friend… and a BIG moral dilemma. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! This episode is brought to you by Peanut.io, Sun Basket, Little Passports, and Third Love.
June 14, 2017
Matt Katz is known for his fearless reporting on New Jersey governor Chris Christie. But when it comes to telling his 5-year-old daughter the truth about his dad... well, that freaks him out. In today’s show, he does exactly that. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! This episode is brought to you by Third Love, Peanut.io, BarkBox, and Little Passports.
June 7, 2017
Forget evil stepmothers and The Brady Bunch; it's time for a more realistic view of stepparents. Join us for a roundtable discussion with three parents in blended families, on what it’s like when kids come to you because of who you’re dating. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! This episode is brought to you by Detour, Thirdlove, Casper and Sunbasket.
May 31, 2017
Audience faves Trystan and Biff are back… and they’re having a baby! We talk about what it’s like to be a pregnant man, and to share that news with your parents, your children, and the world. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! This episode is brought to you by Amazon Kindle, Sock Fancy, Away Travel, Detour, and BarkBox.
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