Mom and Dad Are Fighting

Mom and Dad Are Fighting: The Dóna Prump Edition 

Listen to Slate’s parenting podcast about teens and social media, Black-ish, and what “Donald Trump” sounds like in Icelandic. 

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In this week’s edition of Slate’s parenting podcast Mom and Dad Are Fighting, it’s a double dose of Dan! Allison is out, so Slate editor Dan Kois talks to Nancy Jo Sales about her new book American Girls, and then to Slate culture writer Aisha Harris about why the Black-ish episode “Hope” was the most Very Special of Very Special Episodes. Plus parenting triumphs and fails, a listener call from a PTA president who can’t escape her duties, and a story about what “Donald Trump” means in Icelandic.

This week on Slate Plus, Mike Pesca talks about the triumphs of apartment hunting with his kids.

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Dan recommends: The new Disney film Zootopia, which, it turns out, is completely about racial profiling.

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Podcast produced by Ann Heppermann. Our intern is Shiva Bayat.