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The parenting show for everyone. Created by Hillary Frank. A Stitcher production.

The Longest Shortest Time Hillary Frank and Stitcher

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.7 • 4.1K Ratings

The parenting show for everyone. Created by Hillary Frank. A Stitcher production.

    Introducing Here Lies Me

    Introducing Here Lies Me

    It's been 2 years since LST ended and now Hillary has a new show! Here Lies Me is dramedy about middle school for teen and adult fans of PEN15 and Big Mouth. Listen to an excerpt (plus a special message from Hillary) right here!

    • 30 min
    Parents Sometimes Understand

    Parents Sometimes Understand

    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, andLutron Caseta Smart Lighting.

    • 40 min
    Ina May's Guide, Completely Revised and Updated

    Ina May's Guide, Completely Revised and Updated

    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.

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

    • 42 min
    Busy Philipps Works the Postpartum Hollywood System

    Busy Philipps Works the Postpartum Hollywood System

    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.

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

    • 39 min
    We Made You A Mix Tape

    We Made You A Mix Tape

    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.

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    • 43 min
    John Hodgman On Being A Villain Without Really Trying

    John Hodgman On Being A Villain Without Really Trying

    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.

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

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
4.1K Ratings

4.1K Ratings

Rachel Carmichael ,

Just what I need!

Holy moly. As a first time mom in the thick of newborn life, this podcast is SO amazing - I feel so seen and understood, and I know I'm not the only one dealing with these things. It's refreshing hearing the specific reflections/struggles of early parenthood by parents who have some distance from it. So often people tell me it will get better/some other platitude, but this podcast actually demonstrates it.

Ana Bear 214 ,

Kids can enjoy this podcast too!

My name is Ana am 9 1/2 years old. if I have kids someday I can’t wait to use some of the techniques this podcast mentions

coolmomatcoolmomdotcom ,

Lol did you even read it

I am here from the Ina May Gaskin Episode.

You quite literally said “labor was manageable until I got Pitocin” AKA you didn’t fail because you got an epidural, you failed when you decided to give birth at a hospital.

This is why she harps on fear. If you had no fear you would have birthed at home and been able to manage!

The whole book talks about how things go south when you go to a hospital, did you even read the book?

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