Mom and Dad Are Fighting

Mom and Dad Are Fighting: The “CSI: American Girl Doll” Edition

Slate’s parenting podcast talks bed wetting and needy dads.

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On this week’s episode: Rebecca, Gabe, and Carvell share triumphs and fails involving the Oakland teachers strike, American Girl Dolls, and a temporary dog that has charmed Gabe’s family. Then the panel takes a question about whether an 11-year-old with a bed-wetting problem can survive sleep-away camp, and a second from a new mom whose husband is constantly expressing self-doubt to her. Finally, we recommend things to you. In Slate Plus, Gabe asks his cohosts: OK, is it time to get a dog?


• Carvell recommends the TV show One Strange Rock.

• Gabe recommends the board game Outfoxed!

• Rebecca recommends the 2009 Star Trek movie reboot.

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Podcast produced by Benjamin Frisch.