What’s Up With All Those Nannies?

On this week’s episode, Rebecca, Jamilah, and Tom answer listener questions from a mom that doesn’t seem to understand the need for nannies and a mom that wants to have more inclusive birthday parties. As usual, we share our triumphs and fails and offer up some recommendations. For Slate Plus, we talk with our guest host, Tom Scocca, about sharing the news with your kids. We use Tom’s most recent Slate article, Where Taking the Concerns of Racists Seriously Has Gotten Us, to kick off the conversation. Sign up for Slate Plus here.


Tom recommends the science fiction trilogy, Tripods Trilogy, by John Christopher.   

Rebecca recommends the sub-Reddit, r/teenagers.

Jamilah recommends reading works by the late Toni Morrison and, unrelated, pushing the adult boundaries by getting a tattoo.

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Podcast produced by Jess Jupiter.

Hosts Tom Scocca, Rebecca Lavoie, and Jamilah Lemieux

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