Recent Episodes and Articles
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Sick of all the white couches and salads in stock photos of family life? Sara Given's hilarious Tumblr "It's Like They Know Us" skewers that world. The blog went viral last month, turning the middle school orchestra teacher into an internet sensation. And it all began in our non-judgy Facebook group for moms!
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Most people get through postpartum depression with therapy. But for writer Megan Stielstra, the answer was spying on her neighbor.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
When 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. In this episode, she talks about what it's like to try to look tough and masculine while your body is growing a baby.
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
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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.
Wednesday, September 03, 2014
Pediatrician Jessica Franklin figured she had a handle on newborns. But then she had a baby and wound up feeling like "the worst, most educated rookie ever."
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Comedian Julian McCullough's mom left the family when he was a kid. Now that he's got a family of his own, Hillary talks to him about what makes a happy family.
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
A half-true/half-fictional story about two pregnant best friends who can never meet. Because being in the same room would be lethally dangerous. (That's the true part!)
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
When Giancarlo Roma was four years old, his sister Mary died the day she was born — an experience that he says trained him to write a book from the perspective of an elderly woman.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Worried your kid isn’t eating enough? How they’ll survive on only noodles and cheese? That they’ll be bland eaters as grown-ups? Or that YOUR eating habits have gone down the tubes since you became a parent? We’re doing a Google+ Hangout on how to solve all of your kid + parent eating conundrums. You can submit questions LIVE on Google+ by clicking the Q and A button.
Wednesday, July 09, 2014
We all know that getting kids to eat healthy meals can be messy. But what about how YOU eat once you have kids? Dan Pashman of the Sporkful podcast tells host Hillary Frank how to make those 2.5 minutes scarfing down food over the sink as delicious as possible. But grosses her out in the process.
He even has a ranking system for post-meal detritus.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
When Nicole Blades started a family with a white guy, she knew their kid's skin color would be lighter than hers. But she didn't count on people routinely questioning whether she was her son's mom. After a lot of silent outrage, Nicole finally came up with the perfect quippy comeback to "Is he yours?" But would it work?
As parents, we all seem to have questions that set off immediate inner rage. What question sets you off, and have you found a comeback that makes you feel better? Tell us at the Longest Shortest Time!
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Leaking? Lopsided? Overproducing? Underproducing? Breastfeeding can be complicated and The Longest Shortest Time wants to help. Host Hillary Frank discusses the difficulties and confusions of breastfeeding this week. Get your breastfeeding questions answered by Nancy Holtzman, a lactation consultant who addresses breastfeeding issues through her popular Twitter account, and Paula Szuchman, WNYC's digital director and mom of two, who thinks she could become a lactation consultant tomorrow.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Pumping at work can be hard enough, but what about when you're a war correspondent? Last year, we interviewed international reporter Kelly McEvers about her experience as a new mom working on the front lines. She told us this story about being mistaken for a spy at the Yemen-Saudi border. For the full episode, click here.
We're revisiting our favorite breastfeeding stories in anticipation of our upcoming What's Up With Your Boobs? Google+ Hangout (June 17, 3pm ET). Host Hillary Frank will be joined by special guests Nancy Holtzman, a lactation consultant with over 25 years experience, and Paula Szuchman, WNYC's digital director and mom of two, to answer your breastfeeding conundrums!
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Photographer Phillip Toledano has been applauded in the media for his deeply gritty depiction of first-time fatherhood in his book The Reluctant Father. This week, in a cautionary tale on marriage, we hear what his wife thought of his reluctance.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Hillary and her friend Kate tackle the question: Is it possible to share your parenting triumphs with other moms without making them feel bad?
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
A toddler starts talking, then moves to a new country where she doesn't know the language. And suddenly the only word she will say anymore is "Mommy."
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Poet Arielle Greenberg's son Day dies 31 weeks into her pregnancy. At which point, she makes a whole bunch of choices that not many women would make, so she can emerge from stillbirth not completely broken. And . . . it works.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
I ask the mother of the modern midwifery to revise the message from the natural birth movement—and, remarkably, she says I'm making her want to add a chapter to her book. **Ina May has asked for your feedback. If you wanted a natural birth and didn't get one, leave a comment here for Ina May Gaskin.**