Mom and Dad Are Fighting: School diversity and Dan Kois.

Saying Goodbye to a Beloved Host of Slate’s Parenting Podcast

Saying Goodbye to a Beloved Host of Slate’s Parenting Podcast

Slate's parenting podcast.
Dec. 22 2016 7:45 AM

Mom and Dad Are Fighting: The See Ya, Dan Kois Edition

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On this week’s parenting podcast, Slate editors Allison Benedikt and Dan Kois talk to an Arlington, Virginia high school junior about his fight against school segregation. And then, it’s Dan’s final episode as co-host. We give him a heartfelt sendoff. Plus parenting triumphs and fails, recommendations, and a listener call about gender norms.

This week on Slate Plus, we keep the spotlight on Dan, who tells us all about how preparations for his family’s trip around the world are going.

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Dan recommends this Quartz piece on even Apple acknowledging that iPads aren’t great in the classroom, as Dan has been saying all along.

Allison recommends the beautiful and fun picture book Undercover: One of These Things Is Almost Like the Others, by Bastien Contraire.

This week’s advertiser is Good Morning City.

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Podcast produced by Zack Dinerstein.

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.