The Gist: Josh Levs on paternity leave, and the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Family Leave Is a Father’s Rights Issue Too

Family Leave Is a Father’s Rights Issue Too

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
June 23 2015 7:03 PM

What’s Fair for Fatherhood

CNN’s Josh Levs makes the case for paid paternity leave.

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Josh Levs kissing his baby.

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Listen to Episode 283 of Slate’s The Gist:


Mike took three months off after each of his sons were born. He considers that time to be the most important bonding he’s ever done, but when it comes to family leave, some new dads aren’t so lucky. CNN’s Josh Levs makes a case for paid paternity leave as a gender equality issue in his new book All In. For The Spiel, is the Trans-Pacific Partnership a good pact?


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Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.