Mom and Dad Are Fighting

Mom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Poison Resentment” Edition

Slate’s parenting podcast talks to John Culhane about being a two-dad family.

Listen now:

To subscribe in Apple Podcasts, click here.

On this week’s episode, Rebecca, Carvell, and Gabe talk to Slate’s Hey, Daddy! columnist John Culhane about the challenges of adoption for gay couples and what it’s like for two dads to raise two daughters. Then they tackle a question from a stepmom whose husband’s ex doesn’t take her seriously as a parent.

Plus: parenting triumphs and fails, recommendations, and more. And on Slate Plus this week, Slate contributing editor Katherine Goldstein shares the secret of child-friendly weddings.


You can find the Hey, Daddy! columns discussed on the show here.


  • Rebecca recommends sharing playlists on Spotify or the music-streaming service of your choice.
  • Gabe recommends Mr. Gumpy’s Outing by John Burningham.
  • Carvell recommends the PBS Kids series WordGirl.

Follow us on Facebook and email us at to tell us what you thought of today’s show and give us ideas for what we should talk about in future episodes. Got questions that you’d like us to answer? Call and leave us a message at 424-255-7833.

Podcast produced by Benjamin Frisch.