Birthday Parties and Birthday Suits

On this week’s episode, Rebecca. Jamilah and Dan answer listener questions from a a mom disagreeing with a father about their young boys showering with her and a mom who thinks her child’s unsupportive father shouldn’t be invited to a birthday party. As usual, we share our triumphs and fails and offer up some recommendations. For Slate Plus, Jamilah talks about parental separation anxiety. Sign up for Slate Plus here.


Rebecca recommends the nonfiction podcast, Passenger List.

Jamilah recommends Whoopi Goldberg’s kid’s series, Sugar Plum Ballerinas.

Dan recommends two plays: Mike Birbiglia’s The New One on Broadway and Jackie Sibblies Drury’s Fairview.

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Podcast produced by Jess Jupiter.

Hosts Rebecca Lavoie, Jamilah Lemieux and Dan Kois

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