Mom and Dad Are Fighting

Mom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Age of Fear” Edition

Slate’s parenting podcast talks to Kim Brooks, who was charged with a crime for leaving her son alone in a car.

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On this week’s episode, Rebecca, Carvell, and Gabe talk to Kim Brooks, the author of Small Animals: Parenthood in the Age of Fear. (Read an excerpt from the book in the New York Times.) Plus: parenting triumphs and fails, recommendations, and a question from a listener who just discovered that her new neighbor is on the sex-offender registry. And on Slate Plus this week, the hosts dive into the listener mailbag.


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Podcast produced by Benjamin Frisch.

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