On this week’s episode: Gabe, Carvell, and Rebecca discuss holiday triumphs and birthday party fails, recommendations, and a listener question about a grandparent’s seeming preference for a nonfussy child. Plus, an extended discussion inspired by the Washington Post’s recent series on raising boys in a post-#MeToo world, exploring topics like consent, coercion, and “the friend zone.” In Slate Plus, Carvell reveals a holiday musical tradition.
• Rebecca recommends Jonathan Van Ness’ Instagram account
• Gabe recommends the song “Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales,” by Car Seat Headrest
• Carvell recommends a video of a dog who uses a wheelchair to play outside
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Podcast produced by Benjamin Frisch.