Allison Benedikt
Allison Benedikt

Allison Benedikt is Slate’s news director. Follow her on Twitter.

Triumphs and Fails
March 26 2015 12:49 PMHow to Throw Middle Child Syndrome Out the DoorParenting triumphs on paying attention to your middle child and fails on coaching your child softball with frustration.
Triumphs and Fails
March 12 2015 4:06 PMWhere Does Electricity Come From?Not from the sky. Parenting fails on teaching children how things work and breaking the news about the big move.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Feb. 26 2015 10:20 AMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The Call Your Mom EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast on how to raise generous kids and calling your mom.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Jan. 29 2015 10:16 AMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “If I Only Had a Girl” EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast on a new reality show about free-range kids, gender disappointment, and a film critic’s essay about watching movies with her daughter.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Jan. 2 2015 10:48 AMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The Better Luck This Year EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast on parenting resolutions, drinking around kids, and how to be a good aunt. 
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Dec. 19 2014 9:36 AMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The Truth About Santa EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast discuss Santa Claus and holiday gifts that will get your kids to make something, not stare at a screen.
Doublex
Dec. 2 2014 7:03 PMThe Missing MenWhy didn’t a Rolling Stone writer talk to the alleged perpetrators of a gang rape at the University of Virginia?
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Nov. 20 2014 10:08 AMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The Disdaingate EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast on the tension between stay-at-home parents and working ones.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Oct. 23 2014 4:51 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: Your Own Personal Fantasyland EditionSlate’s parenting podcast on Disney World, allowances for kids, and hot topics from the Mommy Wars.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Sept. 25 2014 3:16 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Should I Even Be a Parent?” EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast on youth football, books with great female heroes, and ambivalence about having kids in the first place.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Sept. 11 2014 11:26 AMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The Porn Talk EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast on talking to kids about porn and the pressure of the family dinner. 
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Aug. 14 2014 8:19 AMIs This Eco-Kosher Shamanistic Aromatherapy Mom Better Than You?
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
July 17 2014 11:08 AMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Ethan Hawke in a Minivan” EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast on the new movie Boyhood and pre-pregnancy contracts. 
Weddings
June 19 2014 12:39 PM“A Modest Affair in Which I Will Entertain 100 or So People”Two future Slate grooms debate the importance of wedding planning.
Behind the Scenes
June 16 2014 11:19 AM“We Get Really Nerdy About Why a Headline Works”Slate’s editors in a roundtable about heds, deks, annoying clickbait, and more.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
March 26 2015 9:51 AMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Tampon Falling Out of Your Ear” EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast on a revolutionary new sex ed class and how to ask other parents about guns in their homes.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
March 12 2015 10:04 AMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Is My Kid a Narcissist?!” EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast on how to teach your kids that they aren’t better than everyone else, elder care, and day-care scofflaws.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Feb. 12 2015 10:20 AMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The Vaccinate Your Kids EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast on how to talk to vaccine resisters and get through snow days.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Jan. 16 2015 1:21 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The I Quit EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast on when to let your kids quit activities, and parenting with chronic pain. 
Behind the Scenes
Dec. 31 2014 1:16 PMSlate Staffers Pick Their Out-of-Left-Field Favorite Slate Articles of 2014
Culturebox
Dec. 18 2014 11:48 AMBehind the Year of Outrage Here’s how Slate tracked down everything we were angry about in 2014. 
The Slatest
Nov. 25 2014 1:20 AMHere’s What Darren Wilson Looked Like After Shooting Michael Brown
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Nov. 6 2014 11:38 AMShould Teenagers Be Allowed to Bring Their Phones to School?
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Oct. 9 2014 11:44 AMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The Mom Jeans, Dad Jokes EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast on mom jeans and talking to kids about contraception.
The XX Factor
Sept. 11 2014 10:28 PMWatch CBS Sportscaster James Brown Deliver a Powerful Speech About Domestic Violence
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Aug. 28 2014 10:58 AMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “It Costs How Much???” EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast on talking to kids about Ferguson and how much it costs to raise a child. 
Politics
July 22 2014 11:42 PM“Solidarity With Israel”A Birthright trip convinced an American with shaky Hebrew that he was ready to die for another country.
Slate Picks
June 20 2014 10:53 AMWhat Happened at Slate This Week?Senior Editor Allison Benedikt dishes on her favorite reads from Slate this week. 
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
June 19 2014 10:16 AMPreschool Graduation: Totally Adorable or Utterly Ridiculous?
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
June 5 2014 10:21 AMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Trash Can Football” EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast on teacher gifts and Father’s Day. 

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March 30 2015 11:32 AM The “How Does a U.N. Official Work?” Transcript What’s it like to manage the U.N.’s Ebola response? Read a transcript of Adam Davidson’s conversation with the assistant secretary-general for field support.