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The Longest Shortest Time

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Rank #8 in Parenting category

Kids & Family
Society & Culture
Health & Fitness
Parenting
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The parenting show for everyone. Created by Hillary Frank; hosted by Andrea Silenzi. A Stitcher Production.

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The parenting show for everyone. Created by Hillary Frank; hosted by Andrea Silenzi. A Stitcher Production.

iTunes Ratings

3977 Ratings
Average Ratings
3438
272
124
72
71

Best ever

By jerzepi - Oct 12 2019
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I am a podcast junkie. This is hands down my favorite podcast. Soooo good.

Such a great podcast

By shsukzns - Sep 02 2019
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Love the variety of topics and quality of the show!

iTunes Ratings

3977 Ratings
Average Ratings
3438
272
124
72
71

Best ever

By jerzepi - Oct 12 2019
Read more
I am a podcast junkie. This is hands down my favorite podcast. Soooo good.

Such a great podcast

By shsukzns - Sep 02 2019
Read more
Love the variety of topics and quality of the show!
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The Longest Shortest Time

Latest release on Dec 18, 2019

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The parenting show for everyone. Created by Hillary Frank; hosted by Andrea Silenzi. A Stitcher Production.

Rank #1: The Parents' Guide to Doing It

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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.

Jan 16 2015

52mins

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Rank #2: How To Not (Accidentally) Raise A Racist

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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.

Mar 08 2017

51mins

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Rank #3: The Parents' Guide to Doing It 2

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Twanna Hines and Dr. Hilda Hutcherson answer YOUR questions about improving your sex lives as parents, and people.

Oct 10 2015

49mins

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Rank #4: Terry Gross on Not Having Kids

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Public radio icon Terry Gross talks about why she chose to never have children. And her recurring nightmare about a baby. To join the conversation about this episode, go to longestshortesttime.com!

Apr 20 2016

37mins

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Rank #5: The Parents' Guide to Doing It with Esther Perel

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How do you keep the fire alive? Can motherhood awaken your inner lesbian? Couples therapist and author Esther Perel answers YOUR sex advice questions. To join the conversation, go to: www.longestshortesttime.com!

This episode is sponsored by Material Wrld, Fracture, The Great Courses Plus, Thirdlove and Horizon Organics.

Sep 14 2016

49mins

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Rank #6: Mom, It's Time We Had the Talk

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A mom has the birds and the bees talk with her 8-year-old son. Or does he have it with her?

Feb 13 2015

25mins

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Rank #7: Healing After Childbirth

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One brave listener shares her story of giving up on pain-free sex after a childbirth injury; one pelvic floor expert tells us why she doesn't have to.

Jan 29 2015

43mins

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Rank #8: It's A Real Mother, Part 1: Governor Mom

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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.

This episode is brought to you by Icon Undies (code: LONGEST), Spice Islands, littleBits and Fracture.  

Nov 01 2017

57mins

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Rank #9: Postpartum House Arrest

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After Jessica gave birth to her first child, her own mother sabotaged her plans of postpartum bliss.

To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram.

This episode is brought to you by Evergreen Tidings From The Baumgartners, Mom And Dad Are Fighting, Candid Co, Grove Collaborative, and ThirdLove

Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is coming! Many of you are in it. Pre-order it here.

We're doing our second overnight call-in show! Call 857-626-6561 between midnight and 3am Eastern on 12/25 to tell us about hiding from your in-laws, eating the cookies meant for Santa, or staying up with your screaming newborn...again.

Dec 19 2018

44mins

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Rank #10: Stuff Mom Never Told You About C-Sections

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The fab research geeks at Stuff Mom Never Told you unpack the history of the cesarean. Plus, listeners share their wildly conflicting feelings over the procedure.
To join the conversation about this episode, go to longestshortesttime.com!

Feb 02 2016

32mins

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Rank #11: The 36 Questions to Ask Your Partner Before Having Kids

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Stephanie never wanted kids.... but then she met Joey. Tune in to hear them answer a series of questions intended to help them determine if they want a future as parents together.

To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram.

This episode is brought to you by LadderPottyMD (code: LONGSHORT), SAS Footwear (code: LONGSHORT), ThirdLove and Sun Basket.

Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is coming! Many of you are in it. Pre-order here.

Jun 20 2018

37mins

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Rank #12: Car Births, Call-In Style

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When you’re expecting a baby, it’s common to take some time to write out a birth plan. (Well, more like birth wishes.) But you know what no one ever plans for? Giving birth in their car.

To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

Our sponsors for this episode are Juice Beauty (code: LONGSHORT20), Thomas’ Original Nooks & Crannies English Muffins, Sun BasketThird Love and Care.com. Use the promo codes at checkout for a special discount.

Apr 25 2018

37mins

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Rank #13: Does Family Size Matter?

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As an only child, KJ Dell’Antonia always wanted a big happy family… but once she got one, she found out the “happy” part doesn’t come standard.

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, Google Play, Lands’ End (code: SCHOOL40), Honest Tea, and Kind Snacks (code: LONGSHORT). Use the links here for a special discount.

Aug 08 2018

33mins

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Rank #14: The Weird History of Judgy Parenting

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Nicholas Day wanted to know why he felt like a failure when he gave his kid a pacifier. The answer took him down a rabbit hole into the bizarre, hilarious, and strangely relatable history of parenting babies.

To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com!

This episode is brought to you by Amazon Kindle, StoryWorth, Third Love, and Little Passports.

May 17 2017

44mins

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Rank #15: The Emperor’s New Onesie

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A naked toddler holds her mom hostage for over a month.

May 08 2011

15mins

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Rank #16: It’s A Real Mother, Part 5: Now What?

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Author Brigid Schulte fills us in on the current state of working mom discrimination in the United States. And one brave listener shares a story that might just inspire you to fight for changes at your job.

To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram.

This episode is brought to you by Lutron Caseta Smart Lighting, Teen Counseling, Rothy’s, Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, and Bayer Crop Science.

Nov 06 2019

39mins

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Rank #17: Is Class Over Yet?

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A woman leaves her dream job to stay home with her baby, and then, out of boredom, starts sewing and unwittingly creates a new full-time job for herself.

Jan 29 2011

16mins

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Rank #18: The Accidental Gay Parents, 3

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Audience faves The Accidental Gay Parents return. This time Trystan is pregnant. To join the conversation about this episode, go to longestshortesttime.com!

Apr 27 2016

30mins

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Rank #19: It's A Real Mother, Part 2: Ideal Worker

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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.

This episode is brought to you by Icon Undies (code: LONGEST), littleBits, Thirdlove and Sunbasket. Use the promo codes at checkout for a special discount.

Nov 08 2017

39mins

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Rank #20: Boobs

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Back in September we did a callout asking for boob stories, and got a ton of responses. So this week, we’re bringing you stories about boobs. Two of them! Because, duh—boobs come in pairs. To join the conversation go to longestshortesttime.com!

This episode is brought to you by Third Love, Squarespace, Yogi Teas, Howl, and Tweed Wolf.

Jan 11 2017

41mins

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Parents Sometimes Understand

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Let's just say this one's inspired by DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince.

*Note: there is some cursing in this episode — and some talk about the tooth fairy — so you might not want to listen with your kids.*

This is the last episode of The Longest Shortest Time! But it isn't really goodbye. Hillary is cooking up something new, probably a project about middle school. To keep in touch with Hillary and find out what's next, sign up for her newsletter and follow her on Instagram and Twitter.

All of our episodes, articles, and resources will remain up at longestshortesttime.com. We'll be turning off comments on the website on Jan. 1, 2020, so if you've wanted to leave a comment on an episode, now's the time!

This episode is brought to you by Pinna, Bayer Crop Science, and Lutron Caseta Smart Lighting.

Dec 18 2019

40mins

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Ina May's Guide, Completely Revised and Updated

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The mother of modern midwifery returns to tell you (yes, YOU) that if you didn’t have a “natural birth,” you are not a failure.

Heads up, this episode contains discussion of childbirth injuries and traumatic birth.

To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram.

This episode is brought to you by Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, Third Love, and ThredUP.

Dec 11 2019

42mins

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Busy Philipps Works the Postpartum Hollywood System

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Busy Philipps has been working in Hollywood since she was 19 years old. She's always played by the rules when she's had to, but after she had kids, she started making her own rules—at work and at home.

This episode contains graphic language and is not suitable for children.

To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram.

This episode is brought to you by Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, Bayer Crop Science, Rothy's, and Lutron Caseta Smart Lighting.

Dec 04 2019

39mins

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We Made You A Mix Tape

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A baby picked up by the police, the joy and terror of kale, and talking birth control in front of your dad. Three little treasures that we’ve been dying to share with you!

This episode contains some uncensored curse words.

To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram.

This episode is brought to you by Pinna, Fetch Rewards (code: LONGSHORT), Teen Counseling, Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, and Lutron Caseta Smart Lighting.

Nov 27 2019

43mins

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John Hodgman On Being A Villain Without Really Trying

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John Hodgman has made a career out of playing elitist villains on TV. He later realized he's been a villain in real life, too — including, sometimes, to his own children.

This episode contains graphic language is not suitable for children.

To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram.

This episode is brought to you by Bad With Money, Bayer Crop Science, Lutron Caseta Smart Lighting, Teen Counseling, and Pillsbury Crescent Rolls.

Nov 20 2019

35mins

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The, Like, Show. Wavy Edition

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Our teen panel is back with more parenting advice! Wanna know when to give your kid a smartphone? Why mumble rap is cool? How to maintain a strong relationship with your child? Molly, Mason, and Quincy have the answers.

To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram.

This episode is brought to you by Teen Counseling, Third Love, ThredUp, and Pillsbury Crescent Rolls

Nov 13 2019

29mins

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It’s A Real Mother, Part 5: Now What?

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Author Brigid Schulte fills us in on the current state of working mom discrimination in the United States. And one brave listener shares a story that might just inspire you to fight for changes at your job.

To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram.

This episode is brought to you by Lutron Caseta Smart Lighting, Teen Counseling, Rothy’s, Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, and Bayer Crop Science.

Nov 06 2019

39mins

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How Raina Telgemeier Got Guts

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Bees, needles, vomit, and atomic bombs—cartoonist Raina Telgemeier was afraid of them ALL. Hear how she learned to manage her fears, and how she became a hero to children around the globe.

To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram.

This episode is brought to you by Teen Counseling, Bona Floor Cleaners, ThredUP, Fetch Rewards (code: LONGSHORT), and Pillsbury Crescent Rolls.

Oct 30 2019

31mins

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The Accidental Gay Parents, 6

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LST faves Trystan and Biff are back! We catch up with them about about parenthood, postpartum bodies, and if there are any more kids in their future.

To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram.

This episode is brought to you by Bayer Crop Science, Teen Counseling, ThirdLove, Rothy’s, and Bona Floor Cleaners.

Oct 23 2019

36mins

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Sperm Series: I Ask a Friend

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In the final episode of our three-part series “The Single Lady’s Guide to Sperm Shopping,” your host Andrea Silenzi prepares to ask a friend to be her sperm donor. How will she decide who to pick?

To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram.

This episode is brought to you by Bona Floor Cleaners, Teen Counseling, Third Love, Warby Parker, and Thomas' English Muffins.

Sep 18 2019

37mins

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Sperm Series: I Visit a Sperm Bank

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In the second of our three-part series “The Single Lady’s Guide to Sperm Shopping,” your host Andrea Silenzi heads to California Cryobank. Will she find her dream donor?

To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram.

This episode is brought to you by Bona Floor CleanersTeen CounselingRothy'sThomas' English Muffins, and ThredUp.

Sep 11 2019

30mins

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Sperm Series: I Download an App

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In the first of our three-part series “The Single Lady’s Guide to Sperm Shopping,” your host Andrea Silenzi explores an exciting new path towards becoming a single parent. Will she find her sperm donor using… an app?

To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram.

This episode is brought to you by Panama City BeachHelloFresh (code: LONGSHORT80), and Discount Tire.

Sep 04 2019

34mins

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An Announcement from Hillary and Andrea

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After 9 amazing years, we’re wrapping the show for good in December. Here’s why.

Aug 29 2019

6mins

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Aack! How Cathy Became a Mom

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When cartoonist Cathy Guisewite turned 35, she told her parents she was never getting married and never having a kids. Hear what changed her mind.

To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram.

This episode is brought to you by PinnaTeen CounselingPanama City BeachDiscount Tire, and ThredUp.

Aug 28 2019

32mins

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When YouTube Is Your Birth Coach

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When Tia found out she was pregnant, she wasn’t going to let that stop her from traveling abroad… in her third trimester. Hear why her birth story made international news.

To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram.

This episode is brought to you by Gryphon Home (code: longshort), Panama City Beach, Lutron Caseta Smart Lighting, Third Love, and Teen Counseling.

Aug 21 2019

31mins

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Oh, The Places You Shouldn't Go!

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A summer romp through all the wild places a kid’s imagination can take them in nature, perfect for Boxcar Children, Ingalls Wilder-heads, and “My Side of the Mountain” super-fans.

To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram.

This episode is brought to you by Gryphon Home (code: longshort), Teen CounselingRothy'sPanama City BeachThomas' English Muffins.

Aug 14 2019

25mins

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Breaking Cycles (and Chairs!) with Kulap Vilaysack

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When comedian Kulap Vilaysack decided to resolve questions from her family history, she did it in the most extreme way possible: by directing a documentary about her own life. The film is called Origin Story, and to this day, Kulap’s still not sure if she should have made it.

Heads up! This episode contains a discussion about physical and emotional abuse from a parent and miscarriage.

To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram.

This episode is brought to you by What Fresh Hell: Laughing in the Face of Motherhood, Panama City Beach, Teen Counseling, Discount Tire.

Aug 07 2019

30mins

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When Mommy Boobs Go Viral

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Jessica Rose Schrody makes parody raps about motherhood beloved by everyone from Viola Davis to Beyoncé’s Mom.

To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram.

This episode is brought to you by Teen Counseling, Gryphon Home (code: longshort), Rothy's, ThredUp, Panama City Beach.

Jul 31 2019

29mins

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Give The Ellises a Sitcom Already

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Devale and Khadeen Ellis have always imagined their lives as a TV show. Specifically, a sitcom about millennial parenting that takes place in gentrified Brooklyn. But instead of waiting for their big shot, the Ellises started sharing their story online. 

To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram.

This episode is brought to you by March of Dimes, ThirdLove, Undeniably Dairy and Teen Counseling.

Subscribe to The Ellises incredible new podcast Dead Ass from Stitcher.

Jul 24 2019

31mins

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Artificial Wombs, Space Babies and Robot Nurses… Oh My!

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What will the future look like for women, families and babies? Futures critic Rose Eveleth believe the future can be more equitable, fun and interesting than we ever dreamed it would be. But, in order to make that real, we have to start talking about it.

To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram.

This episode is brought to you by Undeniably Dairy, Splendid Table, Betterhelp, Third Love, and Milk.

Jun 19 2019

33mins

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iTunes Ratings

3977 Ratings
Average Ratings
3438
272
124
72
71

Best ever

By jerzepi - Oct 12 2019
Read more
I am a podcast junkie. This is hands down my favorite podcast. Soooo good.

Such a great podcast

By shsukzns - Sep 02 2019
Read more
Love the variety of topics and quality of the show!