Dan Kois is an editor and writer for Slate's culture section and a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine. Formerly, Kois was the culture editor at Slate, where he launched the Slate Book Review. He previously co-hosted the podcast "Mom and Dad Are Fighting," and is a frequent guest on Slate's Culture Gabfest. Kois has written several books, including "Israel Kamakawiwo'ole's Facing Future," "The World Only Spins Forward: The Ascent of Angels in America" with co-author Isaac Butler, and "How to Be a Family: The Year I Dragged My Kids Around the World to Find a New Way to Be Together."
On this week’s episode: Dan, Jamilah, and Elizabeth answer a question from a parent wondering if it’s okay to benefit from the grandparent babysitting service when the other grandkids are left out. They also answer a question from a soon-to-be step-aunt who wants to make a good first impression on the pre-teen. It’s fireworks season and the hosts swap funny amature fireworks stories in this week’s Slate Plus segment. Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on MADAF each week, and no ads. Sign up now to listen and support our work.Recommendations:Dan recommends The Sunday Read: ‘Facing the Wind’ by Carvell Wallace.Elizabeth recommends constructing outdoor toy car ramps using deck railing. Jamilah recommends The DB Method, if you are looking to maximize your gluteus maximus. Join us on Facebook and email us at momanddad@slate.com to ask us new questions, tell us what you thought of today’s show, and give us ideas about what we should talk about in future episodes.  Podcast produced by Rosemary Belson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On this week’s episode: Elizabeth, Jamilah, and Rebecca are joined by Trina Greene Brown, the founder of Parenting for Liberation, to answer questions about race and police violence. The first question is from a parent puzzling over an appropriate age to introduce her kid to privilege and institutionalized racism. The second question is from a mom whose young son enjoys interacting with the police. Is there a good way to explain police violence to a toddler? We have a very special Slate Plus segment this week. Jamilah is joined by Dr. Kira Banks to answer a listener question about colorism and complexion bias. Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on MADAF each week, and no ads. Sign up now to listen and support our work.Recommendations:Rebecca recommends laughing at really, really bad TV shows like Strange Evidence, Catfish, and Ancient Aliens. Elizabeth recommends two podcasts. For kids: So Get Me podcast by the Alphabet Rockers. For adults: The Black History Bootcamp by GirlTrek.Jamilah recommends the McBride Sisters Wine.Other Recommendations and Resources: Parenting for Liberation Parenting for Liberation podcast Parenting for Liberation: A Guide for Raising Black Children Raising Equity Raising Equity YouTube channel Raising Equity podcast Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? by Dr. Beverly Daniel TatumThe Color Complex: The Politics of Skin Color in a New Millennium by Kathy Russell, Midge Wilson and Ronald Hall.A History of Policing, an online class by Freedom Lifted for young people. The “American Police” episode of NPR’s Throughline podcast. Rebecca Lavoie’s instagram post of Henry’s protest sign. Join us on Facebook and email us at momanddad@slate.com to ask us new questions, tell us what you thought of today’s show, and give us ideas about what we should talk about in future episodes.  Podcast produced by Rosemary Belson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On this week’s episode: Elizabeth, Jamilah, and Dan talk with comedian Mike Birbiglia about his new book, The New One: Painfully True Stories From a Reluctant Dad. They discuss what it’s like to not connect to your newborn right away, finally understanding parenting cliches, and comedy during quarantine. The hosts also answer a question from a parent who feels that their young one is transitioning from mommy to mom way too early.  For Slate Plus, Slate Staff Writer Ruth Graham joins to discuss adoption influencers. Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on MADAF each week, and no ads. Sign up now to listen and support our work.Recommendations:Dan recommends You Pick Tonight, a father-daughter double feature podcast from Dan and Lyra. Jamilah recommends It’s Just a Plant: A Children’s Story about Marijuana by Ricardo Cortés.Elizabeth recommends learning to make balloon animals with your kids. Other Recommendations and Resources: Transgender Children & Youth: Understanding the Basics“Gender Identity Isn't Too Confusing For Your Toddler” by Kasandra BrabawTranswhat? A Guide Towards Allyship“In Our Gender Diverse Era, Parents Should Practice Humility With Their Kids” by Evan UrquhartMy Kid is Not Crazy“Myka Stauffer and the Aggressively Inspirational World of “Adoption Influencers”” by Ruth GrahamJoin us on Facebook and email us at momanddad@slate.com to ask us new questions, tell us what you thought of today’s show, and give us ideas about what we should talk about in future episodes.  Podcast produced by Rosemary Belson.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On this week’s episode: Dan, Jamilah, and Elizabeth answer a listener question about introducing kids to consuming news. What news sources are age-appropriate? How can parents contextualize current events for kids? The hosts also answer a question from a mom worried that getting a cat will cause tension in the house. For Slate Plus, they discuss J.K. Rowling’s new children’s story The Ickabog and the children’s illustration contest that’s accompanying the book.Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on MADAF each week, and no ads. Sign up now to listen and support our work.Recommendations:Jamilah recommends Me and My Feelings: A Kids' Guide to Understanding and Expressing Themselves by NBCT Vanessa Green Allen, M.Ed.Elizabeth recommends giving your kid a toolbox. It’s a great place to store all the little treasures that get picked up in the great outdoors. Dan recommends ditching your current lawn mower for an electric lawn mower. Kids News Resources:KidNuz, a daily podcast for kids. The Learning Network from the New York Times. KidsPost from The Washington Post. Other Recommendations: “People Who Hate Cats Live With Cats For A Week” from Buzzfeed. Join us on Facebook and email us at momanddad@slate.com to ask us new questions, tell us what you thought of today’s show, and give us ideas about what we should talk about in future episodes.  Podcast produced by Rosemary Belson.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Arlington, Virginia, United States of America
Episode Count
140
Podcast Count
11
Total Airtime
5 days, 18 minutes