Listen to Mom and Dad Are Fighting by clicking the arrow on the audio player below:
In this week’s edition of Slate’s parenting podcast Mom and Dad Are Fighting, Slate editors Allison Benedikt and Dan Kois are joined by Hanna Rosin to discuss her Atlantic article, “Letting Go of Asperger’s.” And then, parenting death match, city vs. suburbs edition. Where is it better to raise kids?
Other items discussed in the show:
John Elder Robison’s book, Raising Cubby: A Father and Son’s Adventures with Asperger’s, Trains, Tractors, and High Explosives.
Thinking In Numbers, by Daniel Tammet.
Leigh Gallagher’s The End of the Suburbs: Where the American Dream Is Moving.
Mom and Dad recommend:
Dan says that if you are anywhere near Baltimore, Md., you should take your kids to visit the American Visionary Art Museum. It is awesome.
Allison recommends that you not play kids’ music for your kids. Sorry, Dan Zanes.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to tell us what you thought of today’s show and give us ideas for what we should cover in the next edition. And don’t forget to subscribe in iTunes!
TODAY IN SLATE
Don’t Worry, Obama Isn’t Sending U.S. Troops to Fight ISIS
But the next president might.
The Extraordinary Amicus Brief That Attempts to Explain the Wu-Tang Clan to the Supreme Court Justices
Amazon Is Officially a Gadget Company. Here Are Its Six New Devices.
The Human Need to Find Connections in Everything
It’s the source of creativity and delusions. It can harm us more than it helps us.
How Much Should You Loathe NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell?
Here are the facts.
The Plight of the Pre-Legalization Marijuana Offender
What should happen to weed users and dealers busted before the stuff was legal?