Join cohosts Diane Aragona and Jen Tierney as they explore the sometimes unbelievable history of parenting.
Episode 55: Photography
It's our final episode of season 2!! And we're going out in a flash - flash photography, that is. In this extra long final episode, we're discussing the history of photography from the Victorian Era all the way up to the fabled mall photography of the 90s. Thank you for joining us for these past 55 episodes. We'll see you again in 2023!
Mini Episode – Bill Nye the Science Guy
No one makes science as cool and relatable as the one and only Bill Nye. He brought scientific concepts to the children of the 90s in a way that has stuck with that generation. Jen gives some background into how Bill Nye got into children's edutainment and some of his other very impressive accolades.
Episode 54: Body Image
Rounding out our series of puberty episodes, Diane gives us some facts about body image, the effects of social media on how teenage girls see themselves, and why teenagers are so darn stinky. We'll also do our best to give you some resources to help you navigate these conversations if you are getting ready to have the puberty talk with one of your kids. We hope these last few episodes have helped you get a bit more comfortable with the topic of puberty so that we can all do better than previous generations when it comes to preparing our kids to navigate these years.
Mini Episode – Boy Meets World
This week, Diane tells us all about one of her most favorite shows from her childhood, Boy Meets World. We talk about the themes the show dared to explore, and those that it was too timid to embrace. It is a real piece of 90s history, capturing what Friday night programming was for our generation. Until next time, in the words of Mr. Feeny, "Believe in yourselves. Dream. Try. Do good."
Episode 53: Rites of Passage
In the second installment of our series of puberty episodes, Jen provides some details into how first periods are celebrated throughout the world. We also take some time to look at the history of how boys become men from all different cultures. One thing's for certain, we are a species obsessed with pain.
Mini Episode – Wishbone
Talking animals were all the rage in the 90s, and this left the door wide open for the edutainment masterpiece that was Wishbone. This PBS show featured Soccer, the Jack Russell Terrier, as the titular Wishbone who would "imagine" himself into pieces of classic literature - period costumes and all. We dare you to find an older Millennial who is obsessed with BBC's Pride and Prejudice who wasn't also raised on this debonaire pup.