The Longest Shortest Time

The Longest Shortest Time

United States

The parenting show for for everyone. Hosted by This American Life contributor and author Hillary Frank. An Earwolf production.

Episodes

#94 Raising A Transgender Child  

Marlo Mack from the wonderful "How to Be a Girl" podcast joins us to talk about raising a girl who seems to have the body of a boy ... and what a girl even is in the first place. To join the conversation, go to: www.longestshortesttime.com!

This episode is sponsored by Kiwi Crate, Hooked on Phonics, Chatbooks, Thirdlove and Horizon Organics.

#93 Anna Sale on Becoming a Mom  

Death, Sex & Money host Anna Sale on her parents, her baby, a trampoline, and potato chips. To join the conversation, go to www.longestshortesttime.com!

This episode is sponsored by Havenly, Hooked on Phonics, The Great Courses Plus, Thirdlove and Horizon Organics!

#92 LST Presents Father Time with Jamie Kaler  

Please enjoy this episode of Howl's Father Time, featuring Hillary's middle school rockstar crush, Richard Marx! To join the conversation about this episode, go to longestshortesttime.com!

This episode is sponsored by Havenly, Hooked on Phonics, The Great Courses Plus, Thirdlove and Horizon Organics!

#91 I Ate My Placenta for My Best Friend  

When you're lucky enough to have a best friend, you'd do anything for them. To join the conversation about this episode, go to longestshortesttime.com!

This episode is sponsored by Horizon Organic, Hooked on Phonics, Kiwi Crate, The Great Courses Plus, and Thirdlove.

#90 A Childless Man Makes Edible Placenta  

Radiolab's Latif Nasser learns how to turn a placenta into pills, and why it’s become a trend for new moms to consume this organ. To join the conversation about this episode, go to longestshortesttime.com! This episode is sponsored by Horizon Organic, Hooked on Phonics, Havenly, Icon Undies, Bumby Box, and Thirdlove.

#89 When Katie Couric Became A Single Mom  

Katie Couric had her dream job, her dream husband. After he died of colon cancer, Katie was left to raise their two girls young girls on her own—all while interviewing our nation's most famous and infamous figures. To join the conversation about this episode, go to longestshortesttime.com!

This episode is sponsored by Havenly, Hooked on Phonics, Icon Undies, Bumby Box, and Zappos.

#88 W. Kamau Bell Asks His Mom About Sex  

For most of his life, comedian W. Kamau Bell assumed his single mom never had sex after she made him. Today, he gets the real story. To join the conversation about this episode, go to longestshortesttime.com!

This episode is sponsored by Hooked on Phonics, Alarm.com, Icon Undies, Fit Organic, and Zappos.

#87 The Mortality of Motherhood  

We check back in with NPR's Kelly McEvers on what it's been like to readjust to American life with her 7-year-old, after a long stint as a Middle East correspondent. To join the conversation about this episode, go to longestshortesttime.com!

This episode is sponsored by Age of Learning, Ibotta, AT&T Digital Life, Owlet, and Icon Undies.

#86 The Secret Life of a Deaf Superhero  

Cece Bell lost her hearing at age four. In this interview, the Newbery-award-winning author and illustrator talks about how she's used her hearing aid for good ... and evil. To join the conversation about this episode, go to longestshortesttime.com!

This episode is sponsored by Owlet, Third Love, AT&T Digital Life, Little Passports, and Fracture.

#85 Dispatches from Black Motherhood  

Anthonia Akitunde went looking for websites about Black working moms that broke stereotypes. She came up empty. So she started her own. To join the conversation about this episode, go to longestshortesttime.com!

This episode is sponsored by Amazon Kindle, Owlet, Icon Undies, and Alarm.com

#84 My Best Friend's Baby  

Two friends try to figure out how to stay friends after one of them has a baby. The one without the baby hatches a secret plan. To join the conversation about this episode, go to longestshortesttime.com!

This episode is sponsored by Third Love, Amazon Kindle, AT&T Digital Life, and Age of Learning.

#83 How to Parent Like a Clown  

A clown reveals the secrets of how to trick your kids out of tantrums. Plus, the magical power of farts. To join the conversation about this episode, go to longestshortesttime.com!

This episode is sponsored by Amazon Kindle, Alarm.com, Little Passports, and Fracture.

#82 There's No Place That's Home  

In this update, Wicked makeup artist Christina Tracey talks about settling down after two decades on the road. Plus her recent relapses. To join the conversation about this episode, go to longestshortesttime.com!

#81 The Accidental Gay Parents, 4  

We pick up where we left off with Trystan and Biff, and their passive-aggressive standoff.To join the conversation about this episode, go to longestshortesttime.com!

This episode is sponsored by Universal Yums, Third Love, 1-800-Flowers, Alarm.com, and Fracture.

#80 The Accidental Gay Parents, 3  

Audience faves The Accidental Gay Parents return. This time Trystan is pregnant. To join the conversation about this episode, go to longestshortesttime.com!

#79 Terry Gross on Not Having Kids  

Public radio icon Terry Gross talks about why she chose to never have children. And her recurring nightmare about a baby. To join the conversation about this episode, go to longestshortesttime.com!

#78 Lauren Lapkus Answers Kids' Unanswerable Questions  

Lauren Lapkus fields questions about unicorns, poop, and a well-kept secret about Darth Vader. To join the conversation about this episode, go to longestshortesttime.com!

#62 The Accidental Gay Parents, 2  

The "accidental gay parents" return. This time with John's side of the story. To join the conversation about this episode, go to longestshortesttime.com!

#60 The Accidental Gay Parents  

One weekend Trystan and his boyfriend were clubbing in Vegas; the next they were steeped in diapers and Legos. The story of how two twenty-somethings became parents. Overnight. To join the conversation about this episode, go to longestshortesttime.com!

#59 Mama Don't Understand  

A game of got-yer-nose turns racial and a 6-year-old raps to her white mom about not getting her Blackness. Two stories of biracial kids schooling their mamas. To join the conversation about this episode, go to longestshortesttime.com!

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