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 148: #147 Awkward Adventures in Infertility


      Silvija Ozols and John Murray, the creators of Infertile: A Sketch Comedy Show, tell us what it was like to take one of the most vulnerable experiences of their lives, reenact it onstage, and invite people to come and laugh at it.

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      episode 147: #146 The Parents' Guide to Affairs with Esther Perel


      Couples therapist Esther Perel talks about why people cheat, even when kids are in the picture. Or, sometimes, *because* kids are in the picture. Plus, some practical tools for handling an affair -- and preventing one from happening in the first place.

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      episode 146: #145 It's a Real Mother, Part 4: Leave


      Lots of American moms desperately need access to paid parental leave, and can’t get it. Meanwhile, lots of dads can -- and don’t use it. We look at one surprising approach to closing that gap. (Hint: velour track suits.)

      See our video and find out how you can help at itsarealmother.com. And share YOUR stories using #itsarealmother.

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      episode 145: #144 The Accidental Gay Parents, 5 (UPDATE)


      Audience faves Trystan and Biff’s new baby was born in July! We get an update from these Accidental-On-Purpose-Gay-Parents about life with baby Leo, and how the whole family’s adjusting. Plus, some big news from LST (cue the award music…)!

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      episode 144: BONUS: Pentagram's Michael Bierut on #ItsARealMother


      Our #ItsARealMother campaign was made by Pentagram, the world's largest independent design firm. Mastermind Michael Bierut tells us why he wanted to work on the project, bad ideas along the way, and how the series is making him rethink his own approach as a boss.

      See our video and find out how you can help at itsarealmother.com. And share YOUR stories using #itsarealmother.



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      episode 143: #143 It's A Real Mother, Part 3: The Cliff


      Hillary tells her own story about becoming a working mom, and the career cliff she faced as a result. Then, we travel to a company that’s flipping the ideal American workplace totally upside down... by inviting screaming, pooping infants into the office.

      See our video and find out how you can help at itsarealmother.com. And share YOUR stories using #itsarealmother.

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       2017-11-15

      episode 142: #142 It's A Real Mother, Part 2: Ideal Worker


      Why do stock images of working moms look frazzled, while stock images of working dads just look like... guys at work? Author Brigid Schulte gets to the heart of why discrimination against working moms is so deeply embedded in our culture—and what we can do to change it.

      See our video and find out how you can help at itsarealmother.com. And share YOUR stories using #itsarealmother.

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       2017-11-08

      episode 141: #141 It's A Real Mother, Part 1: Governor Mom


      Discrimination against mothers in the workplace is illegal but it still happens every day. We launch our four-part series, It’s A Real Mother, with YOUR stories of discrimination. Plus, we meet a mom who faced discrimination from... the entire country.

      See our video and find out how you can help at itsarealmother.com. And share YOUR stories using #itsarealmother.

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       2017-11-01

      episode 140: #140 Zombies, Caillou, and Other Creepy Things


      In Honor of Halloween, Hillary’s bringing her husband Jonathan out of the shadows for his LST debut! They’ll be talking about a few of the spooky things they never saw coming as parents.

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       2017-10-25

      episode 140: Bonus: Kidcast Sampler


      Our show is mainly for grownup ears... but there are a bunch of great podcasts out there just for kids! Our friends at NPR rounded up a few of their faves. Grab your kid and check them out in this sampler episode!

      Featured podcasts: Story Pirates, Wow in the World, Eleanor Amplified, Brains On, But Why, Circle Round, and Tumble


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       2017-10-24