The Longest Shortest Time

The Longest Shortest Time

By: Hilary Frank and Stitcher

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The parenting show for for everyone. Hosted by This American Life contributor and author Hillary Frank. A Stitcher Production.

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What traditions should you pass down to your kids when you and your partner come from completely different cultures? And why does keeping those rituals alive even matter? The Mash-Up Americans help us navigate family life in hyphenated America. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! This episode is brought to you by Halo Top, SockFancy, Fracture, Sun Basket, and Detour.

What's the best way for white parents to talk to their kids about race? We called in Dr. Brigitte Vittrup, who studies children's racial attitudes, to help us out—and to answer questions about cringeworthy moments with your own kids. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! This episode is brought to you by Total Wireless, Squarespace, Sun Basket and Kopari.

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#181 Must Love Fish

12/05/2018

26:42

When Geneva was looking for her future partner, she made a list of 37 things she wanted. Number one was Native. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Parabo Press (code: SHORT), Pyure, ThirdLove, Grove Collaborative, and Sunbasket. Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is coming! Many of you are in it. Pre-order here. In this episode, we used an excerpt from RWC flash mob Maori Haka by YouTube user kash1n21 under a Creative Commons license.

#180 The Polycule

11/28/2018

29:03

Have you ever wondered how polyamorous parents do their thing? Turns out it’s not just about sex?!

Six years ago, Kim Brooks was home visiting her folks in Virginia… when she made a split-second decision that got her in serious trouble with the law.

#178 Stuff We Love

11/14/2018

28:40

Stories about family are some of the richest, most riveting stories that you can tell. We invited three panelists to our studio to talk about their favorite TV shows, movies, and books about and for families. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Allstate, Pyure, Talkspace (code: TIME), Third Love, Care.com Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is coming! Many of you are in it. Pre-order it here.

Delegate Jennifer Carroll Foy shares what it was like to run for office in 2016... while pregnant with twins! Plus, what happens when we elect more moms to public office? To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is coming! Many of you are in it. Pre-order here. This episode is brought to you by Harper Collins Children's Books Horse Meets Dog, Allstate, Simple Contacts (code: LONGSHORT20), Kiwi Co, and Grove Collaborative. Plus, Undeniably Dairy. In a special interview segment, we'll get to know cow nutritionist Rosemarie Zimbelman. Head to UndeniablyDairy.org/devoted to learn more.

#176 Scared Sh!tless

10/31/2018

29:27

For our Halloween special, stories about when parenthood isn’t all poops and giggles. Sometimes it’s just a lot of poop. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is coming! Many of you are in it. Pre-order here. This episode is brought to you by Allstate, Kiwi Co, Babeth’s Feast (code: LONGSHORT18), Care.com, and Ulta Beauty. Plus, Undeniably Dairy. In a special interview segment, we'll get to know cow nutritionist Rosemarie Zimbelman. Head to UndeniablyDairy.org/devoted to learn more.

#175 You Up?

10/24/2018

35:04

Your 3am bedside companion--literally! In this episode, we open up our phone lines in the middle of the night to hear what’s keeping you all awake. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Allstate, Vamousse, Third Love, Talkspace (code: Time) and Ulta Beauty. Plus, Undeniably Dairy. In a special interview segment, we'll get to know cow nutritionist Rosemarie Zimbelman. Head to UndeniablyDairy.org/devoted to learn more.

Talking to teenagers is different from talking to grown-ups. We wanted to know: what advice they would give to parents? We convened a panel of three teens to find out! To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Allstate, NBC’s I Feel Bad, Sun Basket, ThirdLove, Calm. Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is coming! Many of you are in it. Pre-order here.

The rumors are true… we have the best listeners! Andrea and Jackie share some favorite emails and comments. Plus, an update from Hillary. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Coffee and Crayons podcast, WGU, Kiwi Co, Care.com and Burrow. Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is coming! Many of you are in it. Pre-order here.

Even though Glynnis MacNicol doesn't have kids of her own, her life is far from child-free. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by WGU, Raised by TV, Sunbasket, ThirdLove, and Kiwi Co. Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is coming! Many of you are in it. Pre-order here.