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Slate’s Parenting Podcast Asks Whether Smartphones Are Really Destroying a Generation

Slate’s Parenting Podcast Asks Whether Smartphones Are Really Destroying a Generation

Slate's parenting podcast.
Aug. 17 2017 2:35 PM

Mom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Happiest Podcast on Earth” Edition

Slate’s parenting podcast asks whether smartphones are really destroying a generation.


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On this week’s episode, Rebecca, Carvell, and Gabe discuss the white-supremacist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, then turn to happier topics, including how to win at Disneyland. Then they’re joined by Lisa Guernsey and her 15-year-old daughter, Janelle Krupicka, to talk about teenagers, cellphones, and a frightening recent article in the Atlantic.

Plus: parenting triumphs and fails, recommendations, and more. And on Slate Plus this week, Gabe solicits some advice from Carvell and Rebecca—with perhaps the most obnoxious parenting question ever asked.

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Podcast produced by Benjamin Frisch.