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Free Lunch Edition

48:11 | Mar 14th

With Gabe and Carvell out this week, Rebecca and Isaac are holding down the fort. Today, they talk with the authors of the book Pressure Cooker: Why Home Cooking Won't Solve Our Problems and What We Can Do About It, answer a listener question about p...Show More

Broken Promises Edition

59:07 | Mar 7th

Gabriel Roth, Rebecca Lavoie, and Carvell Wallace discuss follow-up to the piña colada censorship story, husbands that break promises, estranged fathers, and more.This episode is brought to you by Blinkist. Start your free trial today at blinkist.com...Show More

CSI: American Girl Doll Edition

47:52 | Feb 28th

Gabriel Roth, Rebecca Lavoie, and Carvell Wallace discuss temporary visiting dog fails, teacher's strikes, doll-related crime scenes, bedwetting at science camp, and husbands in need of encouragement. This episode is brought to you by the following a...Show More

Presenting Decoder Ring: Baby Shark

38:27 | Feb 25th

Decoder Ring is Slate's culture documentary show and this month they have an episode on a subject of special interest to Mom and Dad Are Fighting listeners: Baby Shark. Baby Shark is an megaviral YouTube video, an unstoppable earworm, a top 40 hit, a...Show More

Do You Like Pina Coladas? Edition

52:51 | Feb 21st

Gabriel Roth, Carvell Wallace, and Rebecca Lavoie are joined by Katherine Goldstein to talk about her brand new podcast The Double Shift, a show about working mothers. They also discuss a follow up email from last week's discussion about telling your...Show More

Marching Band Clown Pants Edition

54:47 | Feb 14th

Gabriel Roth, Rebecca Lavoie, and Carvell Wallace discuss a trio of parenting fails, a really tough question about telling your kid that her dad isn't her biological dad, and another about a kid that has to be winning at all times. This episode is br...Show More

Toddler Rabies Edition

58:51 | Feb 7th

Rebecca Lavoie and Carvell Wallace receive a transmission direct from the scene of a temper tantrum, and discuss a question about telling your kids about estranged parents. Plus, learn which member of the Lavoie household is officially a narc. This e...Show More

What Next: Anti-Vaxxers Brought Back the Measles

16:39 | Feb 1st

The latest measles outbreak in the Pacific-Northwest is a self-inflicted wound. One that Texans, and Americans alike, should all pay attention to.Guest: Dr. Peter J. Hotez, co-director of the Texas Children's Hospital Center for Vaccine Development.T...Show More

Pesto in a Tub Edition

51:09 | Jan 31st

Gabriel Roth, Rebecca Lavoie, and Carvell Wallace discuss Gabe's greatest-of-all-time parenting triumph, opening up to your kids, making it to year sixteen, whether divorced parents have it easier, and the anxiety of being an older parent. 

Mom and Dad Are Fighting: This Job Sucks Edition

49:38 | Jan 24th

On this week’s episode, Allison, Carvell, and Gabe answer questions from listeners about what to think of their unaccompanied teenage kids and what’s reasonable to expect from an 11 year old who struggles with writing. Plus: parenting triumphs and fa...Show More

Introducing Josie & Jonny are Having a Baby (With You!)

02:06 | Jan 21st

We're here to introduce you to a new podcast: as new parents, comedians Josie and Jonny bring their humor and genuine curiosity into each conversation to get answers to questions they’re completely clueless about. Each episode of their podcast, Josie...Show More

Grandma Inception Edition

58:58 | Jan 17th

Rebecca Lavoie, Carvell Wallace, and Gabriel Roth discuss picky eaters with The Sporkful's Dan Pashman, a listener question about kids and creative problem solving, "Triumphs and Fails" and recommendations. 

Accidental Beauties Edition

1:00:31 | Jan 10th

Rebecca Lavoie, Carvell Wallace, and Isaac Butler discuss tyrannical grandmas, musical bribery, triumphs and fails, recommendations, and more. This episode is brought to you by: Fabletics, get two leggings for just $24 at fabletics.com/momanddad.

Behind the Velvet Rope Edition

46:22 | Jan 3rd

Gabriel Roth hosts a cultivated selection of some favorite Slate Plus segments to ring in the new year, featuring Rebecca Lavoie, Carvell Wallace, Allison Benedikt, and Isaac Butler, subjects include: how to talk to your kids about "bad guys", a New ...Show More

Friend Zone Edition

56:24 | Dec 27th, 2018

Gabriel Roth, Rebecca Lavoie, and Carvell Wallace are prompted by a Washington Post series of three stories about  raising boys in the #MeToo era to discuss teenagers, modern masculinity, "the friend zone", and more. Plus a listener question about th...Show More

Time Is My Co-Parent Edition

44:33 | Dec 20th, 2018

Rebecca Lavoie, Carvell Wallace, and Gabriel Roth discuss the role of step parents, and their relationships to the birth parents of their step-kids. Plus, a detailed and swear-filled account of Rebecca's dramatic recent injury, "Triumphs and Fails", ...Show More

Welcome to the Man Cave Edition

44:25 | Dec 13th, 2018

On this week’s episode, Carvell and Gabe discuss an accidental dirty joke fail while getting a Christmas tree and a rare bureaucratic triumph. Then, they take questions from listeners about how to deal with a son’s friend who is being a jerk but is a...Show More

Introducing: Who Runs That?

36:48 | Dec 10th, 2018

Gabriel Roth talks to Seth Stevenson about his new podcast, Who Runs That? and introduces an episode that's perfect for MADAF listeners. In it, Stevenson talks to Aerin Nicole, CEO of the children's clothing company, Kickee Pants. If you enjoy this e...Show More

Parent Like it's 1985 Edition

51:23 | Dec 6th, 2018

Rebecca Lavoie, Carvell Wallace, and Gabriel Roth discuss whether to confront an overprotective daycare, how to make sure your kids aren't "the mean ones", Triumphs and Fails, "endorsements" and more. This episode is brought to you by the following a...Show More

Family Game Night Edition

57:30 | Nov 29th, 2018

Carvell, Rebecca, and Gabe are joined by Noel Murray to discuss Slate’s new package on family games: the best, the worst, and more, including Rebecca’s spirited defense of the game Clue. Then, is a mother-in-law’s insistence on saying dinner prayers ...Show More

Nerf Gun Fantasy Edition

45:08 | Nov 22nd, 2018

Gabriel Roth, Carvell Wallace, and Mary Harris discuss Gabe's annual Autumn Sing fail, Carvell's new job as a PA on his son's film, Mary's daughter's competitive , Nerf Gun Christmas gifts, and more. This episode is brought to you by the following ad...Show More

Grandma's Baggage Edition

57:52 | Nov 15th, 2018

Rebecca Lavoie, Carvell Wallace, and Gabriel Roth discuss an academic turnaround in the Lavoie household, Californian air quality, a kid's dislike his grandma, and a tough question about the life of an unsupported military mom.This episode is brought...Show More

Weed Stash Edition

47:01 | Nov 8th, 2018

Carvell Wallace, Rebecca Lavoie, and Gabriel Roth discuss what to do when your teenager discovers your weed stash, some major parenting fails, recommendations, and more.This episode is brought to you by the following advertisers:  Gobble, for $50 off...Show More

Patronising Mirth Edition

44:41 | Nov 1st, 2018

Gabriel Roth and Rebecca Lavoie discuss a recent Slate article attacking THIS VERY PODCAST with the writer, Rebecca Onion. Also, empty thermoses, parent teacher conferences, and a question about sleepovers and night terrorsThis episode is brought to ...Show More

Don't Go to France Edition

46:18 | Oct 25th, 2018

Gabriel Roth, Rebecca Lavoie, and Carvell Wallace answer a listener question about a 6-year-old who's getting a little too close to her boyfriend. Then they decide whether it makes sense to bring a newborn baby along for an overseas vacation. Zulily,...Show More

Don't Look Free Childcare in the Mouth Edition

49:44 | Oct 18th, 2018

This week: Gabriel Roth, Rebecca Lavoie, and Carvell Wallace discuss homework triumphs, a followup on yelling, questions about watching your insecurities play out in your children, and whether to get on grandma's case for letting the kids watch scree...Show More

Cold Turkey Edition

58:17 | Oct 11th, 2018

Carvell Wallace, Rebecca Lavoie, and Gabriel Roth discuss YELLING! and other subjects including kids mocking the weight of their teachers, the privilege conversation, stolen cell phones, and making sick days fun. 

Frivolous With Money Edition

56:10 | Oct 4th, 2018

Carvell Wallace, Rebecca Lavoie, and Gabriel Roth discuss questions about kids and divorce, plus "Triumphs and Fails" and recommendations. 

Get It Together Edition

48:32 | Sep 27th, 2018

Gabriel Roth, Carvell Wallace and Rebecca Lavoie discuss surprising teen triumphs, depressing school lunches, the boredom of tears, and more. This episode is brought to you by Mac and Mia, an online clothing subscription service your kid will love. T...Show More

SPECIAL: Surviving a School Shooting, From a Teacher's Point of View

30:18 | Sep 23rd, 2018

In an intimate conversation, three educators who survived school shootings talk to Slate’s Dahlia Lithwick about the trauma of going back to the classroom. For a transcript, visit Slate.com/TeacherPodcast

Toxic Preschool Edition

48:38 | Sep 20th, 2018

Rebecca Lavoie, Gabriel Roth, and Steve Lickteig discuss (relatively) late-in-life bicycle lessons, correcting your kid's college essays, toxic masculinity, a potentially toxic preschool teacher, and more.This episode is brought to you by the followi...Show More

Recovering Fruitbat Edtion

54:03 | Sep 13th, 2018

Carvell Wallace, Isaac Butler, and Ruth Graham discuss how to get your kid to go to sleep already, angry-driving with fussing toddlers, letting go of expectations around your kids, and the ethics of breaking into your teenager's phone. This episode i...Show More

Kidnappers Not Going to Let Me Use My Phone! Edition

51:56 | Sep 6th, 2018

Carvell Wallace, Rebecca Lavoie, and Gabriel Roth discuss the tyranny of demanding teens charge their phones, beginning of school-blues, balancing time between kids, and an interview with Slate's Rebecca Onion about how parenting groups are making it...Show More

Age of Fear Edition

1:06:33 | Aug 30th, 2018

Gabriel Roth, Rebecca Lavoie, and Carvell Wallace talk to Kim Brooks, author of Small Animals: Parenthood in the Age of Fear, as well as a listener question about a neighbor on the sex-offender registry, plus triumphs and fails and recommendations. T...Show More

Bad Grandpa Edition

56:31 | Aug 23rd, 2018

Carvell Wallace, Dan Kois, and Katherine Goldstein discuss calendar fails, the mundane unfairness of paying for daycare with a health care savings account, when to teach kids to clean up after themselves, and listener questions about dealing with a c...Show More

Call Me By Your Screen Name Edition

50:37 | Aug 16th, 2018

Gabriel Roth, Rebecca Lavoie, and Carvell Wallace discuss a fun game about getting kicked in the face, what it means when children lie for attention, and whether a 17 year old boy should be dating a 25 year old man via Tinder. Plus, Triumphs and Fail...Show More

Eighth Grade Edition

47:50 | Aug 9th, 2018

Allison Benedikt, Carvell Wallace, and Rebecca Lavoie discuss taxidermied animals, being without your kids, summer camp compromises, a listener question about whether to take a young child on a trip to Africa, and an interview with Bo Burnham, writer...Show More

Sponsored: Coffee & Crayons Episode 1: Teaching Inclusivity & Kindness with Amy Webb

27:38 | Aug 6th, 2018

Usually in this feed, you get Mom and Dad Are Fighting, a show about parenting triumphs and troubles. This week, we’re bringing you something a little different. A co-production between Target and Slate Studios, this is Coffee & Crayons, a podcast ab...Show More

Sand Couch Edition

1:00:01 | Aug 2nd, 2018

Gabriel Roth, Rebecca Lavoie, and Carvell Wallace continue the conversation about King Kong and the gorilla suit, discuss sand couches, teen films, feminist slogans on two year old boy's t-shirts, and the grooming habits of teenage boys. Subscribe to...Show More

Guy in a Gorilla Suit Edition

58:00 | Jul 26th, 2018

Gabriel Roth, Carvell Wallace and guest host Dana Stevens discuss the difficulty of homespun ABBA cover sessions, trusting teens, perfectionist tennis lessons, bad dads, and more.  

Blockchain Baby Names Edition

58:29 | Jul 19th, 2018

Rebecca Lavoie, Carvell Wallace, and Gabriel Roth discuss how to pick a baby's last name, the allure of Avenger's pajamas, salvaging a love of baseball out of a personal hatred, driving in cars with teens, and how to deal when your boy keeps getting ...Show More

Accidental Drunkenness Edition

54:09 | Jul 12th, 2018

Gabriel Roth, Carvell Wallace, and Rebecca Lavoie discuss mysterious sibling bonding, weird eye infections, relatives who bully kids, and younger sibling-induced touchiness. 

Co-Parenting Conundrum Edition

47:17 | Jul 5th, 2018

Rebecca Lavoie and Carvell Wallace discuss haunted AirBnBs, California kids, overbearing mom-reminders, low-key deadbeat dads, co-parenting responsibilities, screen time habits to model for your kids, and more. 

Summer Break Edition

41:10 | Jun 28th, 2018

Rebecca Lavoie, Carvell Wallace, and Gabriel Roth discuss summer break! Is it better to structure your kid's summers or let them veg out? Carvell's kids, Ezra and Georgia drop by the studio to offer their opinion on the subject. Plus, picking playdat...Show More

How to Take Summers Off and Still Get Promoted

30:43 | Jun 25th, 2018

Michelle Hickox has found a way to build a powerful career as a CFO, and take summers off and still get promoted. How? First, she had to believe that she could, then she had to prove to others it was possible. Now she wants everyone to know how she d...Show More

Do More Edition

54:42 | Jun 21st, 2018

Gabriel Roth, Rebecca Lavoie, and Carvell Wallace discuss the situation at the border, anti-mom bias in the workplace with Katherine Goldstein, how not to model vices for your kids, and more. 

Easy Baby Envy Edition

49:53 | Jun 14th, 2018

Rebecca Lavoie, Carvell Wallace, and Gabriel Roth discuss feeling envious of parents who's parenting comes easily, how to rearrange a physical household post-divorce, new college scholarships, the diversity of the senate page program, and kids birthd...Show More

Make Daycare Great Again Edition

46:03 | Jun 7th, 2018

Gabriel Roth, Rebecca Lavoie, and Sam Adams discuss whether one should employ the services of a Trump supporting day-care, what to do about bath-supply snatching kids, high school graduations, guitar lessons, and much more 

Circumcision Conundrum Edition

57:34 | May 31st, 2018

This week we're joined by Wendy Zukerman of the podcast Science Vs. to discuss the science and ethics behind circumcision, plus failed video shoots, painting bedrooms on vacation, too-voracious readers, where babies come from, and much more. 

Existential Tantrum Edition

56:48 | May 24th, 2018

Rebecca Lavoie and Carvell Wallace discuss Carvell's kids anti-authoritarian tendencies, what it means to be "Henry's mom", a tough question about a manipulative ex husband, and how to deal with tantrums when you're depressed, anxious, and pregnant. 

Great Grandma Name Debate Edition

54:43 | May 17th, 2018

Carvell Wallace, Rebecca Lavoie, and Isaac Butler discuss the question tearing the Slate Parenting Facebook group apart: do you let a grandparent name herself "Nama"? Plus, finding parental commiseration, one-weekend-potty training, and more. 

Make Your Own Dang Breakfast Edition

54:19 | May 10th, 2018

Rebecca Lavoie, Carvell Wallace, and Dan Kois discuss sibling solidarity in the face of morning lateness, new solutions to those morning routines, difficult parents and destination events, the effect of a parent's mental illness on their children, pl...Show More

Four Wheelers and a Hot Tub Edition

48:07 | May 3rd, 2018

Gabriel Roth, Carvell Wallace, and Rebecca Lavoie discuss the danger inherent in eating watermelon rinds, kid's bad taste in music, if and how to forbid teens from having sex, the rudeness of texting, and more. 

Joyless Slog Edition

51:37 | Apr 26th, 2018

Gabriel Roth, Rebecca Lavoie, and Allison Benedikt discuss kid anger fails, reading getting in the way of basic life functions, the joy of barely passing German class, the joyless slog of the early parenting years, and what to do about teens and drin...Show More

Falling Piano Edition

58:29 | Apr 19th, 2018

Gabriel Roth and Carvell Wallace are joined by Marlo Mack of the How to be a Girl podcast to discuss executive functions, when to badger your kids about hand-washing, disclosing sensitive information to soon-to-be-relatives, whether a mom should push...Show More

Reservoir Puppies Edition

57:02 | Apr 12th, 2018

Gabriel Roth, Rebecca Lavoie, and Carvell Wallace discuss reluctant playdates, college manipulation, digital loss in the iCloud, how to have a familial relationship with your step-son, kids noticing violence on TV, and much more. 

Fascist Haircut Edition

57:29 | Apr 5th, 2018

Gabriel Roth, Rebecca Lavoie, and Carvell Wallace discuss raising children of a different skin color from your own, whether we should allow kids to have fascist haircuts, spring break schedules, Dungeons & Dragons, bro dates, and more. 

Anonymous Sex Question Box Edition

42:25 | Mar 29th, 2018

Gabriel Roth, Rebecca Lavoie, and Carvell Wallace discuss the terror of not teaching a child to ride a bike, Rebecca's "beautiful" daughter, fluids, and a difficult question about a child with a potential and non-specific disability. 

Technological Dystopia Edition

52:36 | Mar 22nd, 2018

Carvell Wallace, Gabriel Roth, and Rebecca Lavoie discuss an educational math game called Prodigy, and how to deal with a kid's potential over-interest in a video game, then a follow-up to the controversial chicken pox discussion from a few weeks bac...Show More

Simpering Airhead Mermaid Edition

47:06 | Mar 15th, 2018

Gabriel Roth, Rebecca Lavoie, and Katherine Goldstein discuss failed voice lessons, resigning yourself to chicken nuggets, dude time, what to do about sexist cartoons, how to cope with friends with bad parenting technique, plus recommendations and mo...Show More

Minimalist Hellscape Edition

1:05:54 | Mar 8th, 2018

Carvell Wallace, Rebecca Lavoie, and Gabriel Roth discuss the cause and treatment of childhood anxiety with Lynn Lyons, LICSW. Also an overwound Leo, a follow-up about summer camp for kids-of-color, managing kids acquisition of knick knacks, and more...Show More

Chickenpox for the Soul Edition

47:30 | Mar 1st, 2018

Carvell Wallace, Allison Benedikt, and Gabriel Roth debate the ethics of exposing anti-vaxxer's kids to the chicken pox, when to step in on undeserved discipline, suspicious Harriet Tubman essays, and much more. Please fill out the Slate podcast surv...Show More

Professionalized Childhood Edition

55:23 | Feb 22nd, 2018

Gabriel Roth, Rebecca Lavoie, and Carvell Wallace discuss a followup from last week's toxic mother-in-law situation, mean kids, forced activities, the power of Black Panther, Mickey Mouse t-shirt privilege, and much more. 

Vintage Suitcase Edition

1:00:59 | Feb 15th, 2018

Gabriel Roth, Rebecca Lavoie, and Carvell Wallace discuss a parable of vintage suitcases, valentines in the yellow room, false accusations of serious crimes, lazy dads, and much more. 

Secret Twins Edition

48:52 | Feb 8th, 2018

Rebecca Lavoie, Carvell Wallace, and Gabriel Roth discuss how and whether to reveal a stuffed animal related conspiracy, whether sexual abuse at camp should worry parents, teaching boys to wash their clothes, the sexism of dress codes and more. 

Binky Barter Edition

53:43 | Feb 1st, 2018

Rebecca Lavoie, Carvell Wallace and Katherine Goldstein discuss a mostly successful binky-for-trains program, answer questions about a difficult divorce, and reading, plus more "Triumphs and Fails" and recommendations.

The Fifteen Candles Edition

46:14 | Jan 25th, 2018

Gabriel Roth, Rebecca Lavoie, and Carvell Wallace discuss a question from a listener about racism in the classroom, and another question about children counting calories. Plus "Triumphs and Fails" and recommendations. 

Too Cool For School Edition

47:46 | Jan 18th, 2018

Carvell Wallace, Rebecca Lavoie, and Gabriel Roth interview Ann Hulbert, author of Off the Charts: The Hidden Lives and Lessons of American Child Prodigies, and take a question from a listener with daddy problems.

Look Who's Back Edition

55:13 | Jan 11th, 2018

Carvell Wallace and Gabriel Roth are joined by Allison Benedikt to discuss Ruth Graham's article “My Life Is a Waking Nightmare” about the world of online parenting advice, answer a question about a grandparent who doesn't visit often enough, plus "T...Show More

Becoming Aunt Gertie Edition

45:44 | Jan 4th, 2018

Gabriel Roth, Rebecca Lavoie, and Carvell Wallace discuss a question from a listener about whether to let an abusive step parent into the life of her children, and another question about when and how often to let children win at games. Plus "Triumphs...Show More

Potty Camp Edition

48:07 | Dec 28th, 2017

Gabriel Roth, Rebecca Lavoie, and Carvell Wallace discuss how many performances of Bye Bye Birdie is too many, what's normal around divorced families holidays, and how to potty train without ruining your child. 

Spurious Holiday Grinch Edition

46:06 | Dec 21st, 2017

Gabriel Roth, Rebecca Lavoie, and Carvell Wallace gather round the podcasting hearth for a holiday edition of Mom and Dad Are Fighting, with holiday-related listener questions and recommendations, plus "Triumphs and Fails" and more. 

Your Child is Made of Meat Edition

55:17 | Dec 14th, 2017

Gabriel Roth, Rebecca Lavoie, and Carvell Wallace discuss Periscope's problem with online predators with Slate's April Glaser, Rebecca's big news, Carvell's creeping fail, and Gabe's three kiss accident in "Triumphs and Fails" and "Recommendations".

"What's Elf on the Shelf?" Edition

54:18 | Dec 7th, 2017

Rebecca Lavoie and Katherine Goldstein explain Elf on the Shelf to Carvell Wallace, dealing with estranged parents and how to introduce them to your kids, whether following the rules too much is bad for kids, and the joy and sorrow of holiday traditi...Show More

Grandpa Rules Edition

54:43 | Nov 30th, 2017

Rebecca Lavoie, Carvell Wallace, and Gabriel Roth discuss their annoyingly triumphant week, how to raise your kids outside of the influence of toxic masculinity, and what to do about a doting grandpa. Plus more in Triumphs and Fails and Recommendatio...Show More

Who's Your Mommy Edition

52:19 | Nov 23rd, 2017

Rebecca Lavoie, Carvell Wallace, and Gabriel Roth discuss the effect of leather jackets on teen boys, why Sartre is so annoying for parents, questions about when it's OK for a kid to call a step-parent "mom" and if giving kids freedom also enables th...Show More

Sadistic Track Coach Edition

49:53 | Nov 16th, 2017

Gabriel Roth, Rebecca Lavoie, and Carvell Wallace discuss how to deal with verbally abusive dad-coaches, Gabe's not-messed-up weekend with Leo, a question about in-laws whose culture you disagree with, and more in Triumphs and Fails and recommendatio...Show More

If You Give a Mouse a Handout Edition

54:51 | Nov 9th, 2017

Gabriel Roth, Carvell Wallace, and Katherine Goldstein discuss the welfare state critique of To Give a Mouse a Cookie, children's negotiating skills, potty training, Shrinky Dinks,  and more. Plus an interview with Lauren Brody, author of The Fifth T...Show More

What's Under the Bed Edition

51:44 | Nov 2nd, 2017

Carvell Wallace, Rebecca Lavoie, and Gabriel Roth discuss phone etiquette, what to do about a teenage boy's under-bed ephemera, trick or treating, a tough question about a father who doesn't get along with his son, and more. 

Your Life Is Terrible Edition

47:00 | Oct 26th, 2017

Gabriel Roth, Rebecca Lavoie, and Carvell Wallace discuss carpool politics, daddy's girls, and how late capitalism makes fools of us all in listener questions, "Triumphs and Fails", and recommendations. 

Poison Resentment Edition

58:28 | Oct 19th, 2017

Rebecca Lavoie, Carvell Wallace, and Gabriel Roth sit down with John Culhane, author of Slate's Hey, Daddy! column about being a gay dad of twins, plus step-parenting resentments, the sad end of bedtime reading time, and Rebecca's new family project ...Show More

Some Kids Are Jerks Edition

44:46 | Oct 12th, 2017

Rebecca Lavoie and Gabriel Roth talk to Elissa Strauss about her article in Elle, "The Leftover Embryo Crisis", answer a question about dealing with friends whose kids don't get along with their kids, plus "Triumphs and Fails" and recommendations. 

Full Brony Edition

47:39 | Oct 5th, 2017

Gabriel Roth and Carvell Wallace discuss broken phones, how to gift an inheritance, My Little Pony: the Movie, and are joined by Slate's Aisha Harris to tackle a tough question about American Girl dolls.  

Parental Obsolescence Edition

59:52 | Sep 28th, 2017

Rebecca Lavoie, Carvell Wallace and Gabriel Roth sit down with Suzanne Bouffard, author of THE MOST IMPORTANT YEAR: Pre-Kindergarten and the Future of Our Children to discuss the state of pre-K education. Plus, "triumphs and fails", and recommendatio...Show More

Emotional Bloodshed Edition

1:02:08 | Sep 21st, 2017

Gabriel Roth, Carvell Wallace, and Rebecca Lavoie discuss how to deal with a longterm toddler beef, how to feel about well subsidised adult stepchildren, teen street harassment, and more. Plus "Triumphs and Fails" and recommendations. It's pledge wee...Show More

The Competitive Step-Parenting Edition

50:03 | Sep 14th, 2017

Rebecca Lavoie, Gabriel Roth, and Carvell Wallace answer a call about managing the adult relationships in a step-child's life, and Carvell shares news about his son's computer. As always, we've got triumphs and fails, and recommendations.

Dude Where's My Carvell Edition

45:55 | Sep 7th, 2017

Rebecca Lavoie and Gabriel Roth answer listener questions about how to help other kids understand her son with Down's Syndrome, and sharing household responsibilities. Plus a tooth-fairy revelation and more in "Triumphs and Fails" and two unorthodox ...Show More

Abstraction of Hooptyism Edition

52:22 | Aug 31st, 2017

Carvell Wallace, Rebecca Lavoie and Gabriel Roth discuss the politics of choosing a guardian for your kids and what to do about a daycare center that's been a little lax on vaccines. Plus Carvell's hit-and-run and Rebecca's new car-related freedom in...Show More

Three Fails Edition

44:07 | Aug 24th, 2017

Carvell Wallace and Allison Benedikt are joined by Ami Cooper to talk about her experience raising a trans sixth grader. Plus triumphs and fails (spoiler alert: all fails), and recommendations. Mom and Dad Are Fighting is brought to you by Spotify. S...Show More

Happiest Podcast on Earth Edition

47:31 | Aug 17th, 2017

Gabriel Roth, Rebecca Lavoie, and Carvell Wallace discuss how to talk to your kids about recent events in Charlottesville Virginia, and whether smartphones are "destroying a generation," with Lisa Guernsey and Janelle Krupicka. Plus triumphs, fails, ...Show More

Teenage Fashion Plate Edition

39:24 | Aug 10th, 2017

Rebecca Lavoie and Carvell Wallace discuss choosing a school district in a segregated city, and how to encourage a teen's individual style while keeping their values intact. Plus triumphs and fails and recommendations. 

Eating Your Feelings Edition

41:44 | Aug 3rd, 2017

Rebecca Lavoie and Gabriel Roth discuss whether to worry about a 9-year-old's weight gain, and how to inject some passion into  passionless pre-teen. Plus triumphs and fails and recommendations.Mom and Dad are Fighting is brought to you by RXBAR Kids...Show More

The Return of the Dan Edition

43:32 | Jul 27th, 2017

Carvell Wallace, Nina Aron, and Dan Kois sit down with clinical psychologist Dr. Ava Siegler to talk about her new book, What Do I Tell My Kids?: Parenting in the Age of Trump, which includes an essay by guest host Dan Kois. They discuss the origins ...Show More

Adventures in Babysitting Edition

47:01 | Jul 20th, 2017

Gabriel Roth, Carvell Wallace and Rebecca Lavoie discuss a very unusual quandary involving the inappropriate email address of their babysitter, plus babysitting in general, triumphs and fails, and recommendations. 

Do What You Can Edition

54:51 | Jul 13th, 2017

Gabriel Roth, Rebecca Lavoie, and Carvell Wallace discuss raising Muslim kids in America with Rabia Chaudry of the podcast Undisclosed. Plus, what to do about bad kid friends, Triumphs and Fails and recommendations. 

Happy Independence Day Edition

50:32 | Jul 6th, 2017

Carvel Wallace, Rebecca Lavoie, and Gabriel Roth take questions about reconciling disparate parenting styles and how to make space for an introverted kid, plus Triumphs and Fails and recommendations. Mom and Dad are Fighting is brought to you by Casp...Show More

Aggressive Little Hugger Edition

42:28 | Jun 29th, 2017

Gabriel Roth, Rebecca Lavoie, and Carvell Wallace discuss feedback from last week's question on having a second child, talking to kids about a dying caregiver, and what to do with an aggressive hugger, plus Triumphs and Fails and their recommendation...Show More

Welcome to the Gun Show Edition

42:28 | Jun 22nd, 2017

Rebecca Lavoie, Carvell Wallace, and Gabriel Roth discuss what to do about a child's growing interest in guns, having two children versus one, plus their Triumphs and Fails, and recommendations. Mom and Dad Are Fighting is brought to you by Bombas. F...Show More

Teenage Invasion Edition

35:51 | Jun 15th, 2017

Rebecca Lavoie and Carvell Wallace are joined by actual teenager and Carvell's son, Ezra Wallace. They discuss what life is like for a biracial teen, plus triumphs and fails, recommendations and an Ezra lightning round.

Empathy Redux Edition

38:20 | Jun 8th, 2017

Rebecca Lavoie, Gabriel Roth, and Carvell Wallace return to a poorly-answered listener question about empathy with UCLA post-doctoral researcher Nicole McDonald. Plus recommendations, divorcing uncles, and Triumphs and Fails. Today’s episode is broug...Show More

Bureaucratic Nightmare Edition

44:10 | Jun 1st, 2017

Rebecca Lavoie, Carvell Wallace, and Gabriel Roth are joined by Andee Brown to talk about her son's struggle with mental health. Plus, Triumphs and Fails, recommendations, and a listener question about whether to have another child under difficult ci...Show More

Here’s Steve Instead of Carvell Edition

39:35 | May 25th, 2017

Carvell is sick, so Steve Lickteig joins Gabriel Roth, and Rebecca Lavoie to discuss how to teach empathy in young kids and sibling dynamics, plus triumphs and fails and recommendations. Today’s episode is brought to you by Little Passports. Check ou...Show More

Porn, Actually Edition

42:09 | May 18th, 2017

Rebecca Lavoie, Carvell Wallace, and Gabriel Roth discuss dealing with media you find problematic and whether it's worth trying to filter it for your kids, the n-word, broken nanny dates, and more, in Triumphs and Fails and Recommendations. Mom and D...Show More

Dude Where's My Car Edition

39:31 | May 11th, 2017

Rebecca Lavoie, Gabriel Roth, and Carvell Wallace discuss the youtube abuse controversy surrounding DaddyOFive, together time after a divorce, lost cars in triumphs and fails, and recommendations. Today’s episode is brought to you by Little Passports...Show More

Touchhole Edition

38:43 | May 4th, 2017

In our first weekly episode Rebecca Lavoie, Carvell Wallace, and Gabriel Roth discuss getting back to work after a long absence, post-vacation troubles, and disappearing nannies. Plus, hamster trouble in Triumphs and Fails, and recommendations. 

Bible Movies Edition

39:49 | Apr 27th, 2017

Gabriel Roth and Carvell Wallace answer listener calls concerning unwanted bible movies and when parents should explain sibling-relationship boundaries to their kids. Also, a difficult fail regarding rising housing prices in the Bay Area and a trip u...Show More

Deathbed Sandwich Generation Edition

47:04 | Apr 13th, 2017

Gabriel Roth, Rebecca Lavoie, and Carvell Wallace discuss coping with a dying parent as a parent, plus charades, laid-back husbands, and listening to your kids in our weekly triumphs and fails and recommendations. Mom and Dad Are Fighting is brought ...Show More

Sperm In Top Hats Edition

56:52 | Mar 30th, 2017

Gabriel Roth is joined this week by writer Carvell Wallace and Rebecca Lavoie, host of Crime Writers On..., to discuss those parenting hacks you just can't live without. They also answer a call from a listener struggling to decide if medication is ri...Show More

Designer Genes Edition

57:25 | Mar 16th, 2017

Gabriel Roth is joined this week by writer Carvell Wallace to discuss tips on how to parent tweens into thoughtful adolescents. Then they chat with Bonnie Rochman, author of The Gene Machine, to discuss the emerging science of birth-related gene sele...Show More

Allison's Viking Funeral Edition

58:31 | Mar 2nd, 2017

Mom and Dad Are Fighting say goodbye to Allison Benedikt with help from a secret special guest. (Spoiler: It's Dan Kois!) Gabe and Allison also talk with author and teacher Matt Dicks about ways to get the most out of your parent-teacher conferences....Show More

Teenage Life Coach Edition

56:05 | Feb 16th, 2017

Gabriel Roth, Slate senior editor, and Rebecca Lavoie, host of Crime Writers On..., talk about how children have replaced dads as the economic drivers in the household. Then, they offer tricks for parents struggling to find time for homework. Also, a...Show More

Child Care War Machine Edition

47:51 | Feb 2nd, 2017

On today's show, hosts Allison Benedikt and Gabriel Roth chat with journalist Bryce Covert about the surprising history of child care in America. Then, they talk with professor Diane Levin about how children often segregate friendships along gender l...Show More

The Sad Laura Ashley Bat Mitzvah Dress Edition

48:13 | Jan 19th, 2017

On today's show, hosts Gabriel Roth, editor at Slate, and Lizzie Skurnick, author of That Should Be A Word, talk about Lizzie's experience as a single mother raising a son whose father is an anonymous sperm donor. Then, they chat with Dr. Devorah Hei...Show More

The Hardest Age Edition

52:32 | Jan 5th, 2017

On today's show, hosts Allison Benedikt and Gabriel Roth chat with Suniya Luthar, Foundation Professor of Psychology at Arizona State. They discuss her recent study, which shows that the middle-school years are often the most stressful for families. ...Show More

See Ya Dan Kois Edition

52:50 | Dec 22nd, 2016

This is the last one with Dan Kois, guys! On today's show, Allison and Dan talk with Matthew Herrity - a high school junior in Arlington, VA - who's protesting a rezoning plan that would lead to significant racial and economic changes at his school. ...Show More

Unexpected Loss Edition

56:27 | Dec 8th, 2016

On today's show Allison and guest host Gabriel Roth talk with Debbie Haine Vijayvergiya, an advocate for stillborn awareness, about her heartbreaking experience delivering a stillborn child. Then, they discuss children's birthday parties, why they're...Show More

Trump, Turkey, and Teens Edition

50:32 | Nov 24th, 2016

Dan and Allison invite Emily Bazelon, host of Slate's Political Gabfest, and author Dwayne Betts, onto the show to discuss this month's surprise election outcome and how they're talking about Trump's presidency with their kids. Dan also chats with di...Show More

Why Isn't My Kid's Teacher Returning My Texts Edition

45:42 | Nov 10th, 2016

Dan and guest host Amy Scott discuss a new OshKosh B'Gosh ad campaign that will feature Asher Nash, a child with Down syndrome. They offer advice to a mother dealing with a racist neighbor. Amy explains how to have a non-terrible relationship with yo...Show More

Mom's With Her Edition

42:55 | Oct 27th, 2016

Allison and Dan ask moms of girls how they're talking to their daughters about the coming Hillary presidency. Lisa Guernsey, author of “Screen Time,” gives an update to the American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines for kids’ device usage.  In the Plu...Show More

The National Clown Threat Edition

48:49 | Oct 13th, 2016

Allison and Dan dive deep into the mythology of killer clowns.  RJ Palacio, best-selling author of “Wonder,” stops by the studio to talk about her quest to spread kindness. And for the Slate Plus segment, Will Saletan discusses the futility of attemp...Show More

The Six Kids and Twelve Nannys Edition

47:18 | Sep 29th, 2016

Dan and Allison search for insight into the mystery of Brangelexit by speaking with two members of a real-life big family, Noreen Malone and her mom, Mary Ellen Brennan.  Also, Siân Stevens, an aging services specialist, talks about the important con...Show More

The How Soon Is Too Soon To E-Mail the Teacher Edition?

51:02 | Sep 15th, 2016

Dan and Allison discuss the thorny issue of parent-teacher communication with Matt Dicks.  And Belle Boggs, author of The Art of Waiting: On Fertility, Medicine, and Motherhood, shares her story of infertility. In the Plus segment, Slate writer John ...Show More

The Mom and Dad Have Answers Edition

54:26 | Sep 1st, 2016

Allison and Dan spelunk deep into their psyches to answer listener calls.  

The “Doping for Kids” Edition

46:33 | Aug 18th, 2016

On this week’s show, Allison Benedikt and Jessica Winter are joined by two hosts of Slate’s Hang Up and Listen to discuss how to be a good parent while watching the Olympics with your kids, and then talk to novelist Rumaan Alam about the lack of dive...Show More

Mean Girls and Lazy Guys Edition

55:34 | Aug 4th, 2016

On today's show Dan Kois and Allison Benedikt talk with Rosalind Wiseman about the new edition about her classic guide to girls' friendships and discuss the division of household labor.Mom and Dad Are Fighting is brought to you by Green Chef. Their o...Show More

Blame Dan and Donald

00:17 | Jul 21st, 2016

Mom And Dad Are Fighting is taking a break this week. Blame Dan and Donald Trump.

What to Expect When You're Unexpectedly the First Lady Edition

51:16 | Jul 7th, 2016

On today's show Dan Kois and Allison Benedikt discuss how to talk to your kids about weight and Dan interviews the soon-to-be First Lady of Iceland.Mom and Dad Are Fighting is brought to you by Boll and Branch. Get 20% off your entire order, plus fre...Show More

Tale of Two Cities Edition

49:58 | Jun 23rd, 2016

On today's show Allison Benedikt and Jessica Winter discuss school segregation with The New York Times' Nikole Hannah-Jones and parenting a difficult toddler.Mom and Dad Are Fighting is brought to you by BollandBranch.com, offering luxury bedding at ...Show More

Dads and Dogs Edition

52:55 | Jun 9th, 2016

On today's show Allison and Dan discuss putting a family pet asleep and for Father's Day we'll hear stories about dads from Slate staffers. Mom and Dad Are Fighting is brought to you by BollandBranch.com, offering luxury bedding at affordable prices....Show More

Extreme Bedtime Edition

48:21 | May 26th, 2016

On today's show Allison and Dan discuss absurdly early bedtimes for kids and then make some summertime resolutions. Mom and Dad Are Fighting is brought to you by BollandBranch.com, offering luxury bedding at affordable prices. Order right now and the...Show More

Is Grit Good? Edition

51:54 | May 12th, 2016

On today's show, Allison and Dan discuss game theory parenting and whether children need grit to succeed.Mom and Dad Are Fighting is brought to you by BollandBranch.com, offering luxury bedding at affordable prices. Order right now and they'll give y...Show More

Mothers and Meddlers Edition

49:06 | Apr 28th, 2016

On today's show, Allison and Dan hear stories from Slate staff about their mothers and talk talks with actor Susan Sarandon about motherhood and the movie The Meddler.Mom and Dad Are Fighting is brought to you by BollandBranch.com, offering luxury be...Show More

Positive Opposites Edition

43:56 | Apr 14th, 2016

On today's show, Allison and Dan talk to the owner and chef of a vegan preschool and then debate the latest child psychology trend in parenting discipline of not punishing kids for bad behavior.Mom and Dad Are Fighting is brought to you by BollandBra...Show More

Defending Easter Edition

42:59 | Mar 31st, 2016

On today's show, Allison and Dad talk with Brooklyn principal Anna Allanbrook about what to do when parents have a problem with their principal or other school administrators and then Dan calls the Easter Bunny on the phone and asks why Easter is the...Show More

Trump is a Very Bad Man Edition

47:16 | Mar 17th, 2016

On today's show, Allison and Dad talk to parents about raising a transgender child and how to talk to your kids about Trump.Mom and Dad are Fighting is brought to you by BollandBranch.com, offering luxury bedding at affordable prices. Order right now...Show More

Dóna Prump Edition

41:33 | Mar 3rd, 2016

Dan Kois discusses social media and teens with author Nancy Jo Sales and Black-ish with Slate's Aisha Harris.Mom and Dad are Fighting is brought to you by BollandBranch.com, the company that makes luxury bedding affordable. Order right now and they'l...Show More

Live from Brooklyn Edition

58:59 | Feb 20th, 2016

On this week's show, Dan and Allison are live at the Bell House in Brooklyn and discuss city parenting, surrogacy, and have an artist's roundtable with children's book authors and musicians.Dan Kois and Allison Benedikt are live at the Bell House in ...Show More

Live Show Lateness

00:48 | Feb 18th, 2016

Mom and Dad Are Fighting is going to go up on Saturday this week because of our live show taping at the Bell House in Brooklyn. If you're in New York, we would love to see you. You can buy tickets at Slate.com/live.

Better Get a Shotgun Edition

47:46 | Feb 4th, 2016

Dan Kois and Allison Benedikt discuss the Zika virus with an OBGYN and the new HBO Sesame Street.Mom and Dad are Fighting is brought to you by BollandBranch.com, the company that makes luxury bedding affordable. Order right now and they'll give you 2...Show More

The Worst Time for Your Milk to Come In Edition

48:38 | Jan 21st, 2016

Dan Kois and Allison Benedikt discuss iPads in the classroom and talk with two mothers who had their children days apart.Mom and Dad are Fighting is brought to you by BollandBranch.com, the company that makes luxury bedding affordable. Get the nicest...Show More

The Failed Resolutions Edition

54:26 | Jan 7th, 2016

Dan Kois and Allison Benedikt discuss parenting and money with New York Times columnist Ron Lieber and then check with Slate staffers about how they did on their 2015 New Year's resolutions.Mom and Dad are Fighting is brought to you by BollandBranch....Show More

Dan Goes to the Mall Edition

41:29 | Dec 17th, 2015

Dan Kois and Allison Benedikt discuss the Every Child Succeeds Act and Dan goes to the mall to talk with dads about how they really feel about holiday shopping. Mom and Dad are Fighting is brought to you by Prudential’s 40/40 Vision, a multimedia mic...Show More

The Dear Prudence Edition

47:28 | Dec 3rd, 2015

Dan Kois and Allison Benedikt discuss how to talk with your kids about the terrible news of the world with teacher Matthew Dicks and then Slate's new Dear Prudence columnist Mallory Ortberg answers listeners' parenting questions. Mom and Dad are Figh...Show More

Another Obama Administration Official Edition

47:55 | Nov 19th, 2015

In this episode of Slate's parenting podcast, Allison Benedikt and Dan Kois talk to education secretary Arne Duncan and discuss passing along faith to your kids when you have none.   Mom and Dad are Fighting is brought to you by Prudential's 40/40 Vi...Show More

The Agony of Defeat Edition

47:56 | Nov 5th, 2015

Dan Kois and Allison Benedikt discuss the appropriate screentime for kids and childhood sports heartbreak.   Mom and Dad are Fighting is sponsored by Little Passports. Keep your kids busy this summer with Little Passports, the award-winning subscript...Show More

Live from Basically The White House Edition

1:06:17 | Oct 22nd, 2015

From Washington D.C.'s Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Dan Kois and Allison Benedikt talk with Stephen Thompson of NPR's "Pop Culture Happy Hour" about the joys and pitfalls of passing along your pop culture taste to your children, White House Senior...Show More

Adult Trick or Treat Edition

45:41 | Oct 8th, 2015

In this episode of Slate's parenting podcast, Allison Benedikt and Dan Kois talk with Meredith Fein Lichtenberg about parenting with cancer, and then discuss the most important holiday of the year, Halloween.   Mom and Dad are Fighting is sponsored b...Show More

Two Truths and a Lie Edition

47:46 | Sep 24th, 2015

In this episode of Slate's parenting podcast, Allison Benedikt and Dan Kois discuss why it is important to let your kids fail and foster parenting. Mom and Dad are Fighting is sponsored by Frank Einstein and the BrainTurbo—the third installment in t...Show More

Hikes for Whiners Edition

51:32 | Sep 10th, 2015

In this episode of Slate's parenting podcast, Allison Benedikt and Dan Kois discuss how to get your kids to enjoy nature and the cost of summer for poor families.   Mom and Dad are Fighting is sponsored by Frank Einstein and the BrainTurbo—the third ...Show More

Back to School Edition

54:16 | Aug 27th, 2015

In this episode of Slate's parenting podcast, Allison Benedikt and Dan Kois discuss parental math anxiety and back-to-school from the teacher's perspective.

Lower Your Expectations Edition

54:57 | Aug 13th, 2015

In this episode of Slate's parenting podcast, Allison Benedikt and Jessica Winter the state of college tuition with Slate's Jordan Weissmann and the insane world of the Radar family parenting vlog with Slate's Amanda Hess.

After "Sex After Baby" Edition

50:52 | Jul 30th, 2015

In this episode of Slate's parenting podcast, Dan Kois and Allison Benedikt sort through listener responses to a segment about sex after pregnancy. And, a trip down the rabbit-hole of organic food for kids. Plus triumphs and fails with a vinyl soundt...Show More

Sex After Baby Edition

54:16 | Jul 16th, 2015

Listen to Slate's parenting podcast where Allison Benedict and Jessica Winter talk about bed wetting and sex after having a baby.   Mom and Dad Are Fighting Is Sponsored by Little Passports. Keep your kids busy this summer with Little Passports, the ...Show More

Dad And Dad Are Fighting Edition

49:39 | Jul 2nd, 2015

Listen to Slate's parenting podcast where Dan Kois and Dan Check discuss how to deal with judgmental parents and gay parenting with Andrew Solomon. Mom and Dad Are Fighting is sponsored by Little Passports. Keep your kids busy this summer with Little...Show More

Live from Durham Edition

51:47 | Jun 18th, 2015

Listen to Slate's parenting podcast live from Durham, North Carolina. Allison and Dan are joined by Superchunk frontman and Merge co-owner Mac McCaughan to life as a touring dad, the worst children's songs, and play a song from his latest album. Mom ...Show More

Your Kids Are Not Getting a Scholarship Edition

45:03 | Jun 4th, 2015

Listen to Slate's parenting podcast where we discuss the endless Hell of travel sports for kids and parenting lifestyles of Upper East Side mothers with author Wednesday Martin. Mom And Dad Are Fighting is sponsored by Bluum, helping new families fin...Show More

Attacking Molly Weasley Edition

46:32 | May 21st, 2015

Listen to Slate's parenting podcast where we one New York's school controverserial program to teach children about race and the decision to become a single mom at 41 with Rachel Sklar.   Mom and Dad Are Fighting is sponsored by Bluum, helping new fam...Show More

Xenomorph Mom Edition

54:43 | May 7th, 2015

Listen to Slate's parenting podcast where we discuss talking to children about death and our favorite moms from TV and film. Mom and Dad Are Fighting is sponsored by Macmillian, a publisher of children's books, including Tractor Mac. A favorite of fa...Show More

Barrenness Edition

44:31 | Apr 23rd, 2015

Listen to Slate's parenting podcast where we discuss child support and being child free. Mom And Dad Are Fighting is sponsored by Stone Reset by Gemvara. Get 15% off the stone reset of your choice at Stonereset.com/momanddad. And by Macmillan, a publ...Show More

Quantity Time Edition

48:51 | Apr 9th, 2015

Listen to Slate's parenting podcast where we discuss spending more time with your teens and what it's like to confront your childhood bully.

Tampon Falling Out of Your Ear Edition

45:43 | Mar 26th, 2015

Listen to Slate's parenting podcast where we discuss attending sex ed with your teen and how to deal with guns in people's homes.

"Is My Kid a Narcissist?" Edition

39:09 | Mar 12th, 2015

Listen to Slate's parenting podcast where we discuss whether we are unintentionally raising narcissistic children and edler care with Bettyville author George Hodgman.

Call Your Mom Edition

51:52 | Feb 26th, 2015

Listen to Slate's parenting podcast where we discuss raising charitable kids with Ron Lieber and then give our moms a call.

Vaccinate Your Kids Edition

38:29 | Feb 12th, 2015

Listen to Slate's parenting podcast where we discuss how to deal with parents who do not vaccinate their children and snowday activities.

If I Only Had a Girl Edition

45:42 | Jan 29th, 2015

Listen to Slate's parenting podcast where we discuss free range parenting and how children watch movies. Link to our podcast survey: www.slate.com/survey

I Quit Edition

38:49 | Jan 15th, 2015

Listen to Slate's parenting podcast where we discuss when to allow your child to quit an activity and parenting with chronic pain.

Better Luck This Year Edition

50:47 | Jan 1st, 2015

Listen to Slate's parenting podcast where we discuss parents' New Year's resolutions and take questions from non-parents.

The Truth About Santa Edition

41:35 | Dec 17th, 2014

Listen to Slate's parenting podcast where we discuss Santa and toys that require a bit of building.

Where Can a Parent Score Some Weed? Edition

46:55 | Dec 4th, 2014

Listen to Slate's parenting podcast where we discuss baby names and weed-smoking parents.

Disdaingate Edition

38:03 | Nov 20th, 2014

Listen to Slate's parenting podcast where we discuss stay-at-home parenting and unpack Dan Kois' complicated feelings about it.

"You Put That Ninja Sword Where?" Edition

38:13 | Nov 6th, 2014

Listen to Slate's parenting podcast on children's sexual explorations and parenting kids' phone usage.

The Your Own Personal Fantasyland Edition

39:47 | Oct 23rd, 2014

Listen to Slate's parenting podcast on the dos and don'ts of allowance and the magical wonder that is Disney.

"Mom Jeans, Dad Jokes" Edition

54:01 | Oct 9th, 2014

Listen to Slate's parenting podcast on teen sexual health and pop-cultural mockery of parents.

"Should I Even Be a Parent?" Edition

46:19 | Sep 25th, 2014

Listen to Slate’s parenting podcast on whether you should allow your kids to play football and the decision to become a parent.

"The Porn Talk" Edition

44:03 | Sep 11th, 2014

Listen to Slate’s parenting podcast on talking to your children about porn and whether the tradition of the family meal is overrated.

"It Costs How Much?" Edition

49:34 | Aug 28th, 2014

Slate's Allison Benedikt speaks with Stacia Brown and Dwayne Betts about how black parents talk to their children about racism and the police. Allison is then joined by Slate's Jessica Winter to discuss the Department of Agriculture's eye-popping rep...Show More

Mom And Dad Are Fighting: The Indigo Child Edition

43:12 | Aug 14th, 2014

Slate's Allison Benedikt and Dan Kois discuss changing standards of childhood independence and talk to Slate TV Critic Willa Paskin about Bravo's new show "Extreme Guide to Parenting".

Mom And Dad Are Fighting: The Slate Staff Call-In Extravaganza Edition

43:36 | Jul 31st, 2014

Slate's Dan Kois answers listeners' parenting questions with Hanna Rosin, Katy Waldman, Jordan Weissmann, Amanda Hess, Julia Turner and Troy Patterson.

Mom And Dad Are Fighting: The Ethan Hawke in a Minivan Edition

52:22 | Jul 17th, 2014

Listen to Slate’s parenting podcast on Boyhood, with special guest dad Richard Linklater, and pre-pregnancy contracts.

Mom And Dad Are Fighting: The Magic Beer Fridge Edition

41:24 | Jul 3rd, 2014

Slate's Dan Kois and guest host Emily Yoffe (Slate's Dear Prudence columnist) discuss preparing your kids for peer pressure, talking with girls about their first period, and more.

Mom and Dad Are Fighting: The Pre-School Pomp and Circumstance Edition

27:44 | Jun 19th, 2014

Listen to Slate’s parenting podcast on maternal mental illness and Kindergarten Graduations.

Mom and Dad Are Fighting: The Trash Can Football Edition

39:23 | Jun 5th, 2014

Listen to Slate’s parenting podcast on teacher gifts and Father’s Day.

Mom And Dad Are Fighting: The Two Kids in a Hot Car Edition

35:43 | May 22nd, 2014

Listen to Slate’s parenting podcast on college dropout intervention and the ethics of intervening in other people’s parenting.

Mom And Dad Are Fighting: The Open Hearts by Jane Seymour Mother's Day Necklace Edition

38:18 | May 8th, 2014

Listen to Slate's parenting podcast on campus sexual assault, talking to kids about different kinds of families, and Mother's Day.

Mom And Dad Are Fighting: The What's in That School Lunch Edition

42:04 | Apr 24th, 2014

Listen to Slate's parenting podcast on school lunches and the stigma of having, and being, an only child.

Mom And Dad Are Fighting: The Grand Canyon Heat Stroke Edition

44:13 | Apr 10th, 2014

Slate's Allison Benedikt and Dan Kois discuss paternity leave with the New York Times' Michael Roston, and talk about the pros and cons of adventurous parenting with Slate's Amanda Hess.

Mom And Dad Are Fighting: Live And Let Lice Edition

35:36 | Mar 27th, 2014

Slate's Allison Benedikt and Dan Kois discuss why you should not help your kids with their homework with journalist Dana Goldstein, and whether or not head lice are really that big of a deal.

Mom And Dad Are Fighting: Don't Be So Bossy Edition

35:59 | Mar 13th, 2014

Slate's Allison Benedikt and Dan Kois talk about new changes with the SAT with author Todd Balf, and discuss Sheryl Sandberg's "Ban Bossy" campaign.

Mom And Dad Are Fighting: The City vs. Suburbs Edition

39:10 | Feb 27th, 2014

Listen to Slate's parenting podcast about losing the Asperger's diagnosis, and the great debate: Where is it better to raise kids, in the city or the suburbs?

Mom And Dad Are Fighting: Everything Is Awesome Edition

39:48 | Feb 13th, 2014

Slate's Dan Kois and Allison Benedikt talk to the creators of American Promise, a documentary that follows two black boys from kindergarten through high school graduation, and discuss the Lego Movie.

Mom And Dad Are Fighting: I Am The Standard Edition

34:43 | Jan 30th, 2014

Slate's Dan Kois and Allison Benedikt discuss gap years before college and are joined by author Jennifer Senior to discuss "All Joy and No Fun", her new book about modern parenting.

Mom And Dad Are Fighting: The Be Present Edition

33:43 | Jan 16th, 2014

Slate's Dan Kois and Allison Benedikt discuss the pros and cons of summer camp and are joined by blogger Carla Naumburg to talk about mindful parenting.

Mom And Dad Are Fighting: The Holiday Swirl Edition

34:59 | Dec 19th, 2013

Slate's Dan Kois and Allison Benedikt discuss parental "hate reads", and are joined by author Susan Katz Miller to talk about holidays in interfaith families.

Mom and Dad Are Fighting Ep. 1: Don't Test My Kids

30:05 | Dec 5th, 2013

In the debut episode of Slate's new parenting podcast, Allison Benedikt and Dan Kois discuss the small but growing number of parents who opt their children out of standardized tests, and the new Disney movie Frozen.