Mom and Dad Are Fighting

Mom and Dad Are Fighting: The Another Obama Administration Official Edition

Listen to Slate’s parenting podcast discuss the nation’s educational problems and nonbelieving parents embracing church.  

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In this week’s edition of Slate’s parenting podcast Mom and Dad Are Fighting, Slate editors Allison Benedikt and Dan Kois interview Arne Duncan, the U.S. Secretary of Education, about school integration, private versus public school, and the tech gap. Then Slate’s Ruth Graham comes on to talk about why some atheist or agnostic parents are nonetheless raising their children in church. Plus triumphs and fails, a listener question about racist grandparents, and more.


In our Slate Plus segment, we asked Ruth Graham for a recent triumph or fail.

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Mom and Dad recommend:

Allison recommends quiche.

Dan recommends listening to the Hamilton original cast recording with kids.


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Podcast produced by Zach Dinerstein.