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In this week’s parenting podcast, Slate editors Allison Benedikt and Jessica Winter talk to New York Times Magazine writer Nikole Hannah-Jones about school segregation. Then, a chat about toddler antics—how to deal with them, when to comfort, and when to walk away. Plus parenting triumphs and fails, recommendations, and a listener call about Donald Trump possibly tearing a family apart, which we get help answering from Allison’s father-in-law, a lifelong Republican.
This week on Slate Plus, Slate designer Derreck Johnson returns to tell us how he and his wife’s planned hypnobirth went.
Items discussed on the show:
- “Choosing a School for My Daughter in a Segregated City,” by Nikole Hannah-Jones
- Hannah-Jones’ This American Life episode, “The Problem We All Live With”
- Coverage of a rezoning battle on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
Mom and Mom recommend:
Jessica recommends a family trip to Storm King, a huge sculpture park in New York’s Hudson Valley.
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Podcast produced by Ann Heppermann.