Mom and Dad Are Fighting

Mom and Dad Are Fighting: “Welcome to the Man Cave” Edition

Slate’s parenting podcast discusses mean best friends and artistic ambitions.

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On this week’s episode, Carvell and Gabe share an extremely raunchy fail and a rare bureaucratic triumph. Then, they take a question from a listener whose son’s friend is being a jerk but is also dealing with grief, and another about what to do when your child has unlikely artistic ambitions. In Slate Plus, executive editor Allison Benedikt joins to discuss a Chanukah-related technological triumph.


• Gabe recommends Not a Box by Antoinette Portis but mostly recommends cardboard boxes.

• Carvell recommends The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo

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Podcast produced by Max Jacobs.

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