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?

“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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So You Wanna Host a Podcast, Part 2

Friday, June 05, 2015

Here's what you do: First, get a microphone. Next, give up on your personal life. Finally, own it. 

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.”

Have YOU struggled with anxiety in parenthood or otherwise?
Have you gotten help? Keeping it secret? Do you live in a ...

Real Teens, Fake Babies

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Welcome to the fourth and final episode of our Sex & Parenthood series! Sex & Parenthood has generated some amazingly deep conversations about a topic we rarely talk about in a real way. Check out parts one

Mom, It's Time We Had the Talk

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

A mom has the birds and the bees talk with her 8-year-old son. Or does he have it with her?

How have you talked to your kids about sex?
What worked? What didn’t? Did they bring it up? Did you? Tell all. In the comments at The Longest Shortest Time.



Hangout: Ask a Pelvic Floor PT Anything

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

What: A live streaming Google Hangout video, in which pelvic floor physical therapist Debra Goldman answers listener questions on those weird pains you still feel long after childbirth. Bowel problems, urinary problems, sexual function problems. All the fun stuff. Debra will have a ...

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

Join guests Dan Savage (Savage LoveCast) and Jane Marie (This American Life, Cosmo, Rookie) as they help listeners navigate sex and parenthood. This episode covers a range of topics, from finding time to get it on when all you want to do is sleep, to getting ...

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!

What are YOUR parenting resolutions for this year?
Tell all. In the comments at The Longest Shortest Time.

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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.

How have YOUR kids surprised you?
Tell all. In the comments at The Longest Shortest Time.

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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 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 episod...

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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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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Picturing Her

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.

There's Nothing Gross about Eating Your Kids' Chewed-up Meatloaf

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Dan Pashman, host of The Sporkful, and Hillary Frank, host of The Longest Shortest Time, discuss how to eat well — or try to — while parenting. Plus, Leonard declares a winner in Hill...

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Make Mealtime Happier: A Google+ Hangout on Kids and Eating

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 si...