71 episodes

ParentData makes sense of the latest data about pregnancy and parenting, and, sometimes, COVID-19. It offers numbers and decision-making tools, spreadsheets, statistics, and phrases I claim to invent like “Safety Turducken” and “Situational Fluency.” If this is your jam, you’re in the right place. And I hope that, by listening, you’ll feel more empowered to make your own pregnancy and parenting choices. You can subscribe to the ParentData newsletter at emilyoster.substack.com.

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    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9 • 78 Ratings

ParentData makes sense of the latest data about pregnancy and parenting, and, sometimes, COVID-19. It offers numbers and decision-making tools, spreadsheets, statistics, and phrases I claim to invent like “Safety Turducken” and “Situational Fluency.” If this is your jam, you’re in the right place. And I hope that, by listening, you’ll feel more empowered to make your own pregnancy and parenting choices. You can subscribe to the ParentData newsletter at emilyoster.substack.com.

    Ask Emily: Your Personal Questions on Career

    Ask Emily: Your Personal Questions on Career

    Today, we have a bonus episode where Emily answers your personal questions about her career and more.

    • 20 min
    A 90-Second Podcast Update

    A 90-Second Podcast Update

    We're making some short-term changes to the podcast — and big plans for the future!

    • 1 min
    Gas Stoves and Asthma

    Gas Stoves and Asthma

    The panicked emails and DMs I got about gas stoves last week were perhaps best summarized by a message on Sunday. I had indicated I’d cover this this week, and the person simply asked, Can you tell us the bottom line RIGHT NOW, because I’m planning to buy a new stove today? 

    • 10 min
    Puberty, Postpartum, and Adaptation

    Puberty, Postpartum, and Adaptation

    Today I am thrilled to feature an interview with two professional women runners, Lauren Fleshman and Molly Huddle. Lauren has a new book out tomorrow, which is the impetus for our interview, and we’ll also talk about Molly’s book from last spring. We talk about running, but I promise this is really a conversation about postpartum and post-puberty and finding a way to excel in male-dominated spaces and tons of other stuff. It’s a good listen even if you do not love to run. Enjoy!

    • 33 min
    Is There a Best Method for Sleep Training?

    Is There a Best Method for Sleep Training?

    Today we're diving in to sleep training details. Many people are sold on the idea of sleep training, but then there is the how? When do you start? Is there a better method?

    • 11 min
    Ask Emily: Your Personal Questions on Marriage

    Ask Emily: Your Personal Questions on Marriage

    Today, we have a bonus episode where Emily answers your personal questions about her marriage and more. Thanks for sending in so many great questions on Instagram! Stay tuned for a possible part two...

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
78 Ratings

78 Ratings

LGSNJ ,

Love her books, newsletter and podcast

I can’t remember how I initially heard about Emily Oster but I read Expecting Better while pregnant with my first child and it was the best thing I could have done to ease my anxiety around the supposed Dos and Donts of pregnancy. Since then I’ve read or ordered all of her books (my kids are still young, 1&3 so I haven’t quite gotten into Family Firm yet but loved Cribsheet). I can’t recommend her content enough. She also seems really cool and feels like the mom friend everyone needs :). She has great interviews in her newsletter/podcast and everything feels really vetted and genuine.

Ngrrl ,

Fantastic translation of scientific research

I’ve learned so much from Oster’s books and her newsletter podcast is of the same quality. She translates complicated science and evidence so that you can better weigh it for your own personal decisions. Highly recommend the newsletter podcast and the newsletter itself!

Marcus517 ,

Data driven, mostly unbiased, good topics

Terrific podcast. Too many other podcasts take on the “this is what I think” attitude with little support. That’s not this one. Excellent research, well presented, fair and the analysis is clear. Decent production, though the sound quality varies sometimes. Also, I wish the programs were longer.

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