The Longest Shortest Time

The New You … It’ll Do

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Parenthood changes people. Beauty guru Jane Marie gives tips on how to (mostly) accept the new you. Plus, one mom whose post-baby change prevents her from singing karaoke.

The Longest Shortest Time

The Emperor's New Onesie

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The story of one mom held hostage by her naked toddler.


The Longest Shortest Time

When the Breadwinner Makes Dough

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

First comes love, then comes marriage. Then comes a role reversal ... and lots and lots of donuts. 

The Brian Lehrer Show

'I'd Love My Children, But I Wouldn't Love My Life'

Monday, March 30, 2015

Meghan Daum, the editor of a new essay collection on foregoing parenthood, lays out some reasons to not have kids. Some hate loud, wet babies. For others, it's an existential problem.

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The Longest Shortest Time

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.”

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Booze Emergency!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

We need to make a signature cocktail for RadioLoveFest, so we enlisted The Sporkful's Dan Pashman to help us. But we need YOUR help, too! Don't let it be a mug of wine!

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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!  

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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. 


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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.

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Healing After Childbirth

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

One brave listener shares her story of giving up on pain-free sex after a childbirth injury; one pelvic floor expert tells us why she doesn't have to.

The Longest Shortest Time

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.

Death, Sex & Money

Ellen Burstyn's Lessons on Survival

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Burstyn has countless acting awards, but she says she is proudest of her son. Talking at home, she describes learning how to mother, leaving an abusive marriage and confronting death.

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Death, Sex & Money

My Father's Secret Life

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Whitney Joiner's father told her he was HIV-positive in 1992. When she asked if he was gay, he said no. Now, she's looking for answers about the father she never knew.

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Studio 360

Father & Son, Show & Tell

Friday, August 22, 2014

A photographer father and his young son collaborated on a book that helped them deal with a haunting absence in their family. A decade later, they’re still working together.

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Death, Sex & Money

I Love You, But There's This Money Thing...

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

We like to think of our romantic lives as pure and unbothered by cold hard business. But that stuff — the prenup-signing, health care-paying, joint checking account-opening side of relationships — is a big deal that a lot of us worry about. We asked for your stories, and you sent us some doozies.

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Radio Rookies

Father's Day from Radio Rookies: Trying to Do it Right and Not Repeat a Father's Mistakes

Friday, June 13, 2014

When people think about teen parents, they usually picture a young mom. But what about the dads?

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Selected Shorts

Father's Day

Friday, June 06, 2014

This reading by Bobby Cannavale of Donald Barthelme’s “Chablis” is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “We’re So Excited,” hosted by Hope Davis.


The Leonard Lopate Show

Parenthood and Poverty in the Inner City

Monday, April 07, 2014

For this week’s installment of our series Strapped: A Look at Poverty in America, Kathryn Edin and Timothy J. Nelson examine the problems of extreme poverty in cities like Camden, NJ (the poorest city in the country), Baltimore, and Philadelphia. The also investigate a number of the questions many have about the urban poor, such as: How do single mothers survive on welfare? Why were so many low-income women having children without marrying, when doing so seems so difficult? Where are the fathers and why do they disengage from their children’s lives? Why don’t more people work? Their book Doing the Best I Can: Fatherhood in the Inner City is based on a multi-year ethnographic study of black and white low-income, unmarried fathers in inner-city Philadelphia and Camden and shows how major economic and cultural shifts have transformed the meaning of fatherhood among the urban poor.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Dave Barry Took His Daughter to a Justin Bieber Concert and Lived to Tell the Tale

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Pulitzer Prize winner and bestselling author Dave Barry talks about navigating family and parenthood—and what happened when he accompanied his daughter to a Justin Bieber concert. In his new book You Can Date Boys When You’re 40: Dave Barry on Parenting and Other Topics He Knows Very Little About he writes about family trips, bat mitzvah parties, and dating to funeral instructions, the differences between male and female friendships, and the deeper meaning of Fifty Shades of Grey.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Jennifer Senior and the Paradox of Modern Parenthood

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Do children bring unmitigated joy to the lives of their parents? Jennifer Senior is not so sure. She talks about the many ways children reshape their parents' lives, whether it's their marriages, their jobs, their habits, their hobbies, their friendships, or their internal senses of self. Senior argues that the roles of today's mothers and fathers are radically different from the way they were 50 years ago. Her book All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood uses history, sociology, economics, psychology, philosophy, and anthropology to dissect old and new aspects of parenting.

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