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
June 21 2018 2:00 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Do More” EditionSlate’s parenting podcast on workplace discrimination against mothers and hiding your vices from your kids.
Care and Feeding
June 20 2018 6:00 AMMy Kid Doesn’t Want to Volunteer. Is She Hopelessly Selfish?Should service work be optional, or mandatory?
Care and Feeding
June 13 2018 6:00 AMMy Toddler Takes an Hour to Eat DinnerWe are dying of old age waiting for her to finish her chicken nuggets.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
May 31 2018 2:00 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Circumcision Conundrum” EditionSlate’s parenting podcast on the unkindest cut of all.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
May 24 2018 2:02 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: “Existential Tantrum” EditionSlate’s parenting podcast on manipulative exes and anxiety meltdowns.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
May 17 2018 2:01 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: “Great Grandma Name Debate” EditionDoes a grandma get to name herself “Nema”?
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
May 10 2018 2:00 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: “Make Your Own Dang Breakfast!” EditionSlate’s parenting podcast on morning routines and parenting while depressed.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
May 3 2018 2:00 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Four-Wheelers and a Hot Tub” EditionSlate’s parenting podcast on teenage sleepovers and annoying texts from fellow parents.
Care and Feeding
April 25 2018 6:00 AMMy Daughter Is a Little Too CompetitiveHow do I make her see that winning isn’t everything?
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.
Care and Feeding
June 20 2018 6:01 AMMean Girls Are Making Third Grade MiserableMany apology notes have been written, but nothing changes.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
June 14 2018 2:00 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Easy Baby Envy” EditionSlate’s parenting podcast on those parents who have it easy and how we hate them.
Care and Feeding
June 6 2018 6:00 AMI Think My Mom’s New Husband Is Trying to Groom My KidBut my mom won’t take my concerns seriously.
Care and Feeding
May 30 2018 6:00 AMMy Son Wants to Join the ArmyI’ve seen war and know how ugly it is. How do I convince him to change course?
Care and Feeding
May 23 2018 6:00 AMMy 8-Year-Old Loved Gymnastics—Until It Was Hard WorkDo I push a now-reluctant child back into an activity I think she’d benefit from?
Care and Feeding
May 16 2018 6:00 AMMy Wife Drinks Too Much in Front of the Kids, and I Don’t Know if We Have a Future Together
Care and Feeding
May 9 2018 6:00 AMThe Hardest TalkExplaining death to a toddler.
Care and Feeding
May 2 2018 6:00 AMI Outed My DaughterBut should I have to lie for her?
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.

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