Mom and Dad Are Fighting: Parenting with cancer, and the best way to celebrate Halloween.

Are Parents Who Make Costumes From Scratch the Real Villains of Halloween?

Are Parents Who Make Costumes From Scratch the Real Villains of Halloween?

Slate's parenting podcast.
Oct. 8 2015 12:51 PM

Mom and Dad Are Fighting: The Adult Trick-or-Treat Edition

Listen to Slate’s parenting podcast about cancer, Halloween, and other scary things.

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Mom and Dad are coming to Washington, D.C.! Join us Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. for a live podcast recording at Woolly Mammoth Theater. Our special guests will include Stephen Thompson of NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour and John Dickerson of Face the Nation and the Slate Political Gabfest. Get your tickets here!

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In this week’s edition of Slate’s parenting podcast Mom and Dad Are Fighting, Slate editors Allison Benedikt and Dan Kois talk to Meredith Fein Lichtenberg about parenting with cancer. Then, we discuss how to do Halloween right: What candy to give out? Make a costume or buy it? Should adults dress up? Plus, parenting triumphs and fails and a listener call about a grandmother with a substance abuse problem.

This week on Slate Plus, we talk about a special parenting triumph or fail with Gabriel Roth, Slate senior editor and Slate Plus editorial director.

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Mom and Dad recommend:

Allison recommends the movie The Overnight, starring Adam Scott and Taylor Schilling.

Dan recommends the picture book, The Princess and the Pony by Kate Beaton, the author of the Hark! A Vagrant comic.

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

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Mom and Dad are coming to Washington, D.C.! Join us Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m., for a live podcast recording at Woolly Mammoth Theater. Our special guests will include Stephen Thompson of NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour and John Dickerson of Face the Nation and the Slate Political Gabfest. Get your tickets here!

If you are a Slate Plus member, you will receive 30 percent off your ticket purchase. Use your Upcoming Events tool in the Slate Plus dashboard on the right side of the Slate Plus home page to receive your individualized discount code.

Allison Benedikt is Slate’s executive editor. Follow her on Twitter.

Dan Kois edits and writes for Slate’s culture department. He is writing a book called How to Be a Family and co-writing, with Isaac Butler, an oral history of Angels in America.