Slate’s Mom and Dad Are Fighting Bonus Segment: Watching the NYC Marathon from the fire escape.

Are Marathons Bad for You? Mike Pesca Shares a Parenting Triumph on Mom and Dad Are Fighting.

Are Marathons Bad for You? Mike Pesca Shares a Parenting Triumph on Mom and Dad Are Fighting.

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Nov. 6 2015 4:02 PM
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The “Big Fans of Vexillology” Bonus Segment

Slate’s Mom and Dad Are Fighting hosts chat with Mike Pesca, who shares a parenting triumph.

New York City Marathon.
Last weekend, The Gist’s Mike Pesca and his kids celebrated the NYC Marathon.

Photo illustration by Slate. Photos by Lisa Larson-Walker and Mike Stobe/Getty Images.

This week on the Mom and Dad Are Fighting Slate Plus bonus segment, hosts Dan Kois and Allison Benedikt welcome Mike Pesca of The Gist to share a parenting triumph. Last weekend, Mike and his kids celebrated the “most democratic sport in the world”—the NYC Marathon. Did their view from the fire escape catch all of the action? How did Mike’s kids support runners from around the world? And what exactly is vexillology?

Here’s what the other podcasts discussed on their Slate Plus bonus segments from the past week:

On this week’s Culture Gabfest bonus segment, hosts Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Chris Molanphy shared their favorite pump-up songs for their fitness routines.

On the Hang Up and Listen bonus segment, hosts Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca chatted with Seth Stevenson about his dream to go to umpire school. And to find out more about the campaign, visit slate.com/umpire.

On last week’s Political Gabfest bonus segment, hosts Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson discussed Chris Christie’s quiet car violation and the enforcement of Amtrak’s policy by “fellow” passengers.