The Longest Shortest Time

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

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      episode 139: #139 A Is For Afrocentric


      Choosing a preschool can feel high-stakes, especially when you add culture to the mix. We talk to co-host of The Nod, Eric Eddings, and his wife Carla, as they decide whether to send their two-year-old to an Afrocentric school.

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      episode 138: #138 W. Kamau Bell Meets The Daughter Of The Dragon


      Comedian W. Kamau Bell has been geeking out about kung-fu legend Bruce Lee since he was a teenager. Today, he guest hosts and sits down with someone even more dedicated to the cultural icon… Bruce’s daughter, Shannon Lee.

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      LST Presents: Your Mom's Food


      Our friends at The Sporkful have a new series about the complications of trying to pass culture to your kids through food. We’re bringing you one story from that series about Korean adoptees.


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      #137 Bubble Boy


      Gregory Warner and Sana Krasikov have traveled all over the world. Now, they have to help their five-year-old son Joseph adjust to an exotic, foreign culture: his American kindergarten classroom.

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       2017-09-13

      #136 Shpitzle's Secret


      Frieda Vizel spent her childhood imagining the world outside of her devout religious community. It wasn’t until she finally left, with her five-year-old son Seth, that she realized she would need to reimagine everything all over again.

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       2017-09-06

      #135 White Guilt and Other Crazy Sh*t


      This week we are continuing our conversation on how to talk to kids about race and racism, especially when you’re uncomfortable talking about it with grown ups. Writer Eula Biss joins us to help us unpack the complicated forces inside our heads that hold us back.

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       2017-08-30

      #134 How To Make A Fella Feel Relaxed


      That… and other lessons of American Sex Ed. An actual historian walks us through the decades.

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       2017-08-23

      #133 Alex and the Oracular Lamb


      Alex was itching to ask her partner Ben a big, scary question. To muster some courage, she turned to an unexpected ally: a tiny stuffed lamb that can see the future.

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       2017-08-16

      #132 Genetic Future-Telling


      Thanks to genetic technology, you can know if your child has an increased risk for disease before they are even born. But is more information always a good thing? Writer Bonnie Rochman walks us through the complicated decisions parents face when they get a glimpse of their offspring's genetic future.


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       2017-08-09

      #131 Parent Spies


      Stories of two parents who spy on their kids -- one on purpose, the other by accident.


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       2017-08-02