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The Longest Shortest Time

WNYC

This bold, daring show about parenthood and childhood is a 3 a.m. bedside companion for parents. Hosted by This American Life contributor Hillary Frank. WNYC Studios is the producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, Death, Sex & Money, Freakonomics Radio and many others. Find these and more great shows at wnyc.org © WNYC

This bold, daring show about parenthood and childhood is a 3 a.m. bedside companion for parents. Hosted by This American Life contributor Hillary Frank. WNYC Studios is the producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, Death, Sex & Money, Freakonomics Radio and many others. Find these and more great shows at wnyc.org © WNYC
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Monclair, NJ

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WNYC

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This bold, daring show about parenthood and childhood is a 3 a.m. bedside companion for parents. Hosted by This American Life contributor Hillary Frank. WNYC Studios is the producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, Death, Sex & Money, Freakonomics Radio and many others. Find these and more great shows at wnyc.org © WNYC

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English

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Episodes

#91 I Ate My Placenta for My Best Friend

8/2/2016
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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.

Duration: 00:43:09


#88 W. Kamau Bell Asks His Mom About Sex

7/12/2016
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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.

Duration: 00:43:40


#68 The Parents' Guide to Doing It 2

6/28/2016
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Twanna Hines and Dr. Hilda Hutcherson answer YOUR questions about improving your sex lives as parents, and people. To join the conversation about this episode, go to longestshortesttime.com! This episode is sponsored by Home Chef, Ibotta, Icon Undies, Fracture, and Alarm.com.

Duration: 00:51:18


#48 The Parents' Guide to Doing It

6/21/2016
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Join guests Dan Savage and Jane Marie 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 in the mood after pregnancy loss, to real (NSFW) instructions on how to make sex pleasurable when you are recovering from a childbirth injury. You won’t hear a conversation like this anywhere else. To join the conversation about this episode, go to longestshortesttime.com! This episode...

Duration: 00:55:35


#85 Dispatches from Black Motherhood

5/31/2016
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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

Duration: 00:39:09


#69 Kids Ask Chris Gethard Unanswerable Questions

1/11/2016
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Do dinosaurs go to heaven or hell? Why don't dogs have hands? Comedian Chris Gethard attempts to answer YOUR kids' unanswerable questions. Plus, a surprise guest gives Hillary podcasting advice.

Duration: 00:41:43


I've Got News, 6

9/30/2015
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Ellen Kecskemethy was 21 when she found out she was pregnant. The pill had failed her. She called her parents, told them she was keeping the baby, dropped out of college, and moved back home. Suddenly her father, Tom, was a 47-year-old grandfather, and Ellen had to learn what it meant to be a grown up. We’ve been following the saga of the Kecskemethys for years now (check out the series here). Ellen emailed us and said she had some *new* news that she needed to share. Did YOU have a...

Duration: 00:26:51


Momming It Solo

9/16/2015
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In our latest episode, we talk to a woman who always knew she wanted to be a mom, but the way she got there was not at all how she’s expected. Tune into hear her roundabout route towards jumping into motherhood without a partner. How have YOU figured out you wanted to be a parent? Or not?Join the conversation at The Longest Shortest Time.Your comments aresuper helpful for people who are on the fence. On-the-fencers, we wanna hear from you,too. Like The Longest Shortest Time?Subscribeto our...

Duration: 00:22:17


Kids Ask About Death

9/2/2015
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Most kids go through a death phase, and often it starts *young*. So wefound someone with the magical combination of death-expert and former-preschool-teacher to answer kids’ questions aboutdeath. Tune in to this episodeto hear SarahTroop, executive director of The Order of the Good Death,answer to YOUR kids’ death questions. And her first time speaking publicly about her deep inner conflict over her own pregnancy loss. Plus we've got lots of great resources listed on the blog post. What...

Duration: 00:32:20


Kids Eat ... What?!

8/5/2015
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Marshmallow castles. Cheese houses. Milk and OJ mixed together. Sometimes kids make really weird food choices, but compared to adults, are they reallythatweird? Dan Pashman, host ofThe Sporkful, weighs in on your kids' weirdeating habits. Plus, learn about the food aversion that Hillary just can’t seem to grow out of. We KNOW you've got amazing pictures of your kids eating!Dig up your faves or take new ones and post them to Twitter or Instagram with #kideaters. We'll share the best ones on...

Duration: 00:30:05


The Accidental Gay Parents, 2

7/22/2015
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In the second chapterof the The Accidental Gay Parents, John shares his perspective on becoming a parent overnight. Plus,get the scoop on what went downat the adoption hearing. Listen to the firstepisode here. What was the first gift you ever gave your partner?Trystan gave John a dog bow. And it wasn'tjust a ploy to make out. So. What was the first gift you gave your partner?Did they love it? Hate it? Was it awkward? Dish it! In the comments atTheLongest Shortest Time. Like TheLongest...

Duration: 00:30:30


I've Got More News

7/8/2015
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On Tom’s 47th birthday, his daughter Ellen drove home from college with her boyfriend to deliver the news: the pill had failed her. She was keeping the baby, dropping out of school, and moving home. In this episode, a no bulls**t grandpa tells his side of the story and confronts his daughter’s boyfriend in a dark kitchen. This is the third episode of the I've Got News Series, a 5-part saga documenting Ellen's Pregnancy.Listen to the entire series here. DidYOU have a surprise pregnancy? Or...

Duration: 00:26:22


The Accidental Gay Parents

6/24/2015
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Trystan and his boyfriend John were young and in love. For a year, theyspent their weekends clubbing, partying in Vegas, and making out on thebeach.And then theyreceived a phone call that changedtheir lives forever. John’s sister was aboutto lose her kids to the foster care system. Unless, of course, John could take them in immediately. And John gave Trystan two hoursto decide whether or not he was ready to commit to becoming adad. An adoption story. A love story. The story of how...

Duration: 00:35:10


Mama Don't Understand

6/10/2015
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People who identify as multiracial are the fastest growing demographic in the United States. Still, it can be hard for parents to figure out how to talk about race and ethnicity with their mixed kids. In today’s episode, two daughters tell their moms that they don’t get what it means to be mixed. How do you talk to YOUR kids about race and ethnicity? Or how have you talked to your parents? What books, movies, websites, experts, and experiences have helped you to unpack this extremely...

Duration: 00:36:02


The Bestest Worstest Time with Roman Mars

5/27/2015
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Roman Mars likes to saythat the first year of his twins’ life was the worst year ofhis.Tune in to hear how Roman's babies gave him courage, how he’s afraid he might’ve offended his single mom; and how hisboys are completely different from him in one keyway.The 99% Invisible host's family life, as he's never told it before. How areYOURkids not like you at all? How are you nothing like your parents? Tell all. In the comments atTheLongest Shortest Time. Like theLongest Shortest...

Duration: 00:39:17


Sixty-Five Women and a Baby

5/13/2015
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Three days after Whitney Baker gave birth to her son Jay, she and her husband Bret bundled him up in the car and drove him home. To a sorority. Living with 65 college girls as a new mom means 65 college girls watching your every move. But it also means 65 college girls celebrating every milestone with you. Find out what happens when family life and sorority life collide. And why Whitney and Bret credit the sorority with Jay’s existence in the first place. Whatstrange decisions haveYOUmade...

Duration: 00:20:51


The New You … It’ll Do

4/29/2015
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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. How didYOUchange after becoming a parent?And I don’t just mean physically. And I don’t just mean moms. Or people who have given birth. Tell us what hasn’t gone back. And what you’ve done aboutit.Tell all atThe Longest Shortest Time. Like theLongest Shortest Time?Subscribeto our show in iTunes.

Duration: 00:24:00


The Emperor's New Onesie

4/15/2015
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The story of one mom held hostage by a naked toddler. Plus, listeners share their own clothing fights. Hint: Rhinestone belts and George Michael jean jackets. What clothing fights have you had withYOURkids or parents?Give us the goods. And be specific! We wanna be able to picture the duds. In the comments atTheLongest Shortest Time. Like TheLongest Shortest Time?Subscribeto our show in iTunes.

Duration: 00:22:01


When the Breadwinner Makes Dough

4/1/2015
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First comes love, then comes marriage. Then comes a role reversal ... and lots and lots of donuts.

Duration: 00:23:11


When Are You Gonna Be Normal Again?

3/18/2015
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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.

Duration: 00:31:22

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