Hillary Frank

Hillary Frank is the host and creator of The Longest Shortest Time. Since 1999, Hillary has been contributing stories to a variety of public radio programs, including This American Life, Studio 360, Marketplace, and Weekend America. She is also the author of three young adult novels.


Hillary Frank appears in the following:

Kids' (Possibly) Brilliant Culinary Creations

Monday, September 07, 2015

Kids pitch Dan and Hillary Frank (Longest Shortest Time) their innovative food concoctions. Is the world ready for hot dogs with peanut butter and chili milkshakes?

Kids Ask About Death

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

All kids have questions about death, and they can start really young. We brought in an expert to answer YOUR kids' questions about death.


Should I Have Kids?

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Most people struggle with deciding if they should become parents, but few speak about it in public. Tune in as one brave woman grapples with her ambivalence over starting a family.

Kids Eat ... What?!

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Sometimes kids make really weird food choices, but compared to adults, are they really that weird? Dan Pashman, host of The Sporkful, weighs in on your kids' weird eating habits.

“On The Road:” Masterpiece or Disaster?

Thursday, July 09, 2015

A husband tries to convince his wife that “On the Road” is the work of genius he remembers from high school. She’s not buying it. 

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Occupational Hazards: Balancing Work And Family

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Our series, “Occupational Hazards,” is a playful, informative look at some of the rules of the office road. Today: balancing the family and the workplace.

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The Independents

Friday, June 05, 2015

In this episode, WNYC reporter and host Mary Harris introduces a group of women we like to call “The Independents," women who launched their podcasts independently.

Sixty-Five Women and a Baby

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Remember Three Men and a Baby? Imagine if there were sixty-five of them. But college girls.

When Are You Gonna Be Normal Again?

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Melinda was always anxious. When she had kids, she became even more anxious. But she kept it secret from everyone, afraid she'd destroy her image as a “model minority.”

Real Teens, Fake Babies

Sunday, March 01, 2015

We conclude our Sex & Parenthood series with the story of two polar opposite teens, two robotic babies, and lots of drama. In collaboration with This American Life!  

Mom, It's Time We Had the Talk

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

We continue our Sex & Parenthood series with an 8-year-old boy who makes his mom have "The Talk" with him. All. The. Time. 


Hangout: Ask a Pelvic Floor PT Anything

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Live now in our Google Hangout, pelvic floor therapist Debra Goldman is answering your questions about pain and recovery after childbirth.

Web Exclusive: Navigating The Tricky Business of Sex & Parenthood

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

WNYC's parenting podcast "The Longest Shortest Time" is launching a series on sex and parenting. Host Hillary Frank chats with Culture Producer Kirsten Meinzer about the series and more.


The Parents' Guide to Doing It

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Navigating sex after parenthood isn't easy! Join Dan Savage & Jane Marie for an NSFW conversation on getting back in the sack.

Your Parenting Resolutions, 2015

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Turns out parents want to go easier on themselves in 2015. Or, as in our host's case, get more combative with their offspring. Plus, we make a big show announcement!

Music Together-ish

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Fourteen years ago, Jacob hated his mom's lullabies, which she thought meant he hated music. But now he's a modern Freddie Mercury.

Peeping Mom

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Most people get through postpartum depression with therapy. But for writer Megan Stielstra, the answer was spying on her neighbor.

How to Be a Pregnant Butch

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

When graphic novel artist A.K. Summers got pregnant, she started to feel uncomfortably feminine. A.K. chronicled her "nine months spent in drag" in her graphic memoir Pregnant Butch.

Owner of a Holey Heart

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A baby gets two holes in his heart and a Mormon stranger comes to the rescue, believing she is doing something illegal.

Doctor, Speak Up for Yourself

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Hillary Frank, host of WNYC's podcast The Longest Shortest Time, and Jessica Franklin, a pediatrician, talk about Jessica's newborn baby who needed medical attention.

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