Mom and Dad Are Fighting

Mom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Family Game Night” Edition

Slate’s parenting podcast on the best and worst family games.

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On this week’s episode, Carvell, Rebecca, and Gabe are joined by Noel Murray to discuss Slate’s new package on family games: the best, the worst, and more, including Rebecca’s spirited defense of Clue. Then: Is a mother-in-law’s insistence on saying dinner prayers with atheist kids grounds for a confrontation? Plus, watching your kids fail creatively, a laundry-based triumph, and watching swim lesson money swirl down the drain. In Slate Plus, another installment in the saga of Rebecca’s teenage son’s love life.


• Rebecca recommends the TV show Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
• Gabe recommends the movie The Sound of Music
• Carvell recommends the book We Say #NeverAgain: Reporting by the Parkland Student Journalists

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Podcast produced by Benjamin Frisch.