Slate’s parenting podcast on what to tell your kids about Donald Trump.

What to Tell Kids About the President, on Slate’s Parenting Podcast

What to Tell Kids About the President, on Slate’s Parenting Podcast

Slate's parenting podcast.
July 27 2017 2:01 PM

Mom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Return of the Dan” Edition

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The panel sits down with clinical psychologist Ava Siegler to talk about her new book, How Do I Explain This to My Kids?: Parenting in the Age of Trump, which includes an essay by guest host Dan Kois. They discuss the origins of the project, how to talk to your kids about difficult political situations, and whether we should have hope for the future of politics. In Triumphs and Fails, Carvell panics over his daughter’s trip to the amusement park, Nina frets over her child’s nonbelief in God, and Dan has a Father’s Day tantrum.


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Podcast produced by Benjamin Frisch.

Nina Renata Aron is a senior editor at Timeline.

Dan Kois edits and writes for Slate’s human interest and culture departments. He’s the co-author, with Isaac Butler, of The World Only Spins Forward, a history of Angels in America, and is writing a book called How to Be a Family.

Carvell Wallace is a father, writer, and podcaster in Oakland, California. He is a co-host of Slate’s Mom and Dad Are Fighting and has bylines in the New Yorker, GQ, New York Times Magazine, and others. The complete first season of his podcast on race in America, Closer Than They Appear, is available now.