Mom and Dad Are Fighting: The rising cost of college and the ethics of family vlogging.

The Trials and Tribulations of YouTube Parenting

The Trials and Tribulations of YouTube Parenting

Slate's parenting podcast.
Aug. 13 2015 2:50 PM

Mom and Dad Are Fighting: The Lower Your Expectations Edition

Listen to Slate’s parenting podcast on college costs and family vlogging.

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In this week’s edition of Slate’s parenting podcast Mom and Dad Are Fighting, Slate editors Allison Benedikt and Jessica Winter talk to Jordan Weissmann about the rising cost of college and Hillary Clinton’s education proposal. Then, Amanda Hess comes on to discuss YouTube stars Sam and Nia Rader—who announced their pregnancy and subsequent miscarriage in viral YouTube videos—and the ethics of talking about your family online. Plus, parenting triumphs and fails and we answer a listener’s question about fair punishments.

This week on Slate Plus, Slate senior technology writer and new parent Will Oremus shares a parenting triumph or fail.

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Mom and Mom recommend:

Allison recommends “Organic Shmorganic” by Melinda Wenner Moyer in Slate and taking your kids to minor league baseball games.

Jessica recommends Tom Scocca’s column on the Awl, Underparenting

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Podcast produced by Ann Heppermann. Our intern is Jessie Chasan-Taber.