Carvell Wallace
Carvell Wallace

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.

Mom and Dad Are Fighting
April 19 2018 2:00 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Falling Piano” EditionMarlo Mack joins Slate’s parenting podcast to answer a question from the mom of a transgender boy.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
April 12 2018 2:00 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Reservoir Puppies” EditionSlate’s parenting podcast on how to ingratiate yourself as a new stepparent.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
April 5 2018 2:00 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Fascist Haircut” EditionSlate’s parenting podcast on what to do when strangers ask about your child’s heritage.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
March 29 2018 2:00 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Anonymous Sex Question Box” EditionSlate’s parenting podcast on an ambiguous genetic disorder and a sex-ed technique.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
March 22 2018 2:00 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Technological Dystopia” EditionSlate’s parenting podcast on what to do when your kid gets addicted to an “educational” video game.
Care and Feeding
March 14 2018 6:00 AMHow Do I Protect My Trans Child From His Judgmental Relatives?A mama bear struggles with the religious cousins she’s known her whole life.
Care and Feeding
March 7 2018 6:00 AMI’m Scared to Have Kids!What to do about your fears of the future.
Care and Feeding
Feb. 28 2018 6:00 AMWhen Should I Call Out My Child’s Teacher’s Racist Comments?Now? Or when my kid’s out of her class?
Care and Feeding
Feb. 21 2018 6:00 AMLook, Little Chef, Stop Using All My Arborio Rice in Your Kitchen ExperimentsAdvice for a parent whose creative kid has been watching too many cooking shows.
Care and Feeding
Feb. 14 2018 6:00 AMI Don’t Want to Go Out. I Want to Stay In.Advice for a mom who loves quiet time with her toddler but whose husband wants her to go out to the bar with him.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Feb. 8 2018 2:00 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Secret Twins” EditionSlate’s parenting podcast hears from a mother whose cunning stuffie-management scheme is about to blow up.
Care and Feeding
Jan. 31 2018 1:00 PMStop Hovering Over My Kid!Advice for a mom whose son’s best friend is being raised by helicopter parents.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Jan. 25 2018 3:14 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “15 Candles” EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast about discrimination in kindergarten.
Care and Feeding
Jan. 16 2018 5:54 AMWhat Do I Say to a 13-Year-Old Friend of the Family Who’s Madly in Love … With Me?Introducing Slate’s new parenting advice column.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Jan. 4 2018 3:00 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Becoming Aunt Gertie” EditionSlate’s parenting podcast responds to a listener whose children love the stepfather who abused her.
Care and Feeding
April 18 2018 6:00 AMHow Do I Get My 15-Year-Old to Care?About, like, anything?
Care and Feeding
April 11 2018 6:00 AMShould I Let My Husband Drag My Kids to Church?He’s found religion. I’d happily go the rest of my life never setting foot in a church again. What should we do?
Care and Feeding
April 4 2018 6:00 AMMy Daughter Says She’s Friendless. I Think She’s a Born Complainer.A parent asks how to deal with a tween who can’t see the sunny side.
Care and Feeding
March 28 2018 6:00 AMI Love My Little Disease VectorsBut my in-laws are paranoid about germs and I’m sick of it.
Care and Feeding
March 21 2018 6:00 AMHow Do I Convince My Son I Still Love Him When He’s Been Taken Away From Me?A mother faces a custody battle while in the midst of treatment for bipolar disorder.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
March 8 2018 2:00 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Minimalist Hellscape” EditionSlate’s parenting podcast on what to do about your kid’s anxiety—and your own.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
March 1 2018 2:00 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Chickenpox for the Soul” EditionSlate’s parenting podcast on whether you should let your kid share his infection with anti-vaxxers’ children.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Feb. 22 2018 2:00 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Professionalized Childhood” EditionSlate’s parenting podcast on what to do when your kid doesn’t like to do anything.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Feb. 15 2018 4:57 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Vintage Suitcase” EditionSlate’s parenting podcast answers questions about toxic relatives and layabout fathers.
Care and Feeding
Feb. 9 2018 11:39 AMWhy Won’t My Grown Daughter Answer My Texts?Carvell counsels a dad whose adult child still harbors resentment.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Feb. 1 2018 2:30 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Binky Barter” EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast about coping with divorce.
Care and Feeding
Jan. 26 2018 5:45 AMWhat Color Should My Child Be?A black woman asks about the ethics and the optics of choosing a white sperm donor.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Jan. 18 2018 2:00 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Too Cool for School” EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast about raising prodigies.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Jan. 12 2018 11:08 AMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Look Who’s Back” EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast about bad-parent blogging and grandparental unfairness.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Dec. 28 2017 2:00 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Potty Camp” EditionPotty training, divorced holidays, and more on Slate’s parenting podcast.

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