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
Oct. 18 2018 6:51 PMThe “Don’t Look Free Child Care in the Mouth” EditionSlate’s parenting podcast on recurring family dynamics and what to do when Grandma has her own ideas.
Care and Feeding
Oct. 17 2018 6:00 AMDoes Climate Change Mean I Shouldn’t Have Kids?A young person wants to be a parent. Does humanity’s grim future change that?
Care and Feeding
Oct. 10 2018 6:01 AMI Don’t Love My HusbandShould I leave him, even though we have a child together?
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Oct. 4 2018 2:00 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Frivolous With Money” EditionSlate’s parenting podcast on life after separating from your child’s other parent.
Care and Feeding
Oct. 3 2018 6:00 AMHungry for More Than FoodMy new foster child only wants his mother’s cooking. How can I respect his trauma but ensure he’s eating well?
Care and Feeding
Sept. 26 2018 6:01 AMMy 8-Year-Old Is a SupergeniusShould I be pushing him harder in school?
Care and Feeding
Sept. 19 2018 6:01 AMMy Sister Is a Terrible PersonWill she ever change?
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Sept. 13 2018 2:01 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The Recovering Fruit Bat EditionBreaking into teens’ phones and sleep-resistant tots on Slate’s parenting podcast.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Sept. 6 2018 2:00 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “The Kidnapper’s Not Going to Let Me Use My Phone” EditionSlate’s parenting podcast on Facebook groups and racist teasing .
Care and Feeding
Sept. 5 2018 6:00 AMKnow Thyself, but Tone It DownCan I ask my newly out son to be less flamboyant at school so his little brother won’t get bullied?
Care and Feeding
Aug. 29 2018 6:01 AMHow Do I Talk to My Kids About Drugs?My cousin overdosed on opioids, and I don’t know what could have stopped him.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Aug. 23 2018 2:00 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Bad Grandpa” EditionConfederate flags, chauvinist grandpas, and calendar fails, on Slate’s parenting podcast.
Care and Feeding
Aug. 22 2018 6:00 AMDo We Have to Tip Our Kids’ Camp Counselors?
Care and Feeding
Aug. 15 2018 6:01 AMCan a 5-Year-Old Do Chores?Valuing hard work is the easy part.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Aug. 9 2018 2:00 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The Eighth Grade EditionTaxidermied animals, Africa trips, and the movie Eighth Grade, on Slate’s parenting podcast.
Care and Feeding
Oct. 17 2018 6:01 AMScream TimeFrozen makes her want to cry, and even some Dora episodes are frightening.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Oct. 11 2018 2:00 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Cold Turkey” EditionSlate’s parenting podcast on yelling at your kids and how to stop it.
Care and Feeding
Oct. 10 2018 6:00 AMAt the End of My RopeAdvice for a mom who feels she can no longer influence an out-of-control teenager.
Care and Feeding
Oct. 3 2018 6:01 AMMy Daughter Hates MoviesShe’s afraid of conflict and emotional stakes and plot arcs and character beats and the whole mise-en-scène of the cinema.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Sept. 27 2018 2:00 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Get It Together” EditionSlate’s parenting podcast on kids who cry more than is entirely necessary.
Care and Feeding
Sept. 26 2018 6:00 AMSticky FingersMy emotionally challenged niece has a habit of stealing. How can I deal with her behavior without making things worse?
Care and Feeding
Sept. 19 2018 6:00 AMClosing the Wiggle RoomMy child does well at school, but he avoids chores at all costs. How do we teach him to be a team player?
Care and Feeding
Sept. 12 2018 6:00 AMAsk Your FatherI’m the white parent of a biracial child, and my father-in-law uses the N-word a lot. What should I do if my son starts saying it, too?
Care and Feeding
Sept. 5 2018 6:01 AMVaping in the Girls’ RoomDo I tell other parents that our daughters are using e-cigarettes?
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Aug. 30 2018 2:00 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Age of Fear” EditionSlate’s parenting podcast talks to Kim Brooks, who was charged with a crime for leaving her son alone in a car.
Care and Feeding
Aug. 29 2018 6:00 AMHe Wants Antibiotics. I Want Saline Spray.How do two parents with different health care philosophies agree on their child’s care?
Care and Feeding
Aug. 22 2018 6:01 AMOur Nanny Ditched Us to Help Immigrants at the BorderI support the cause, but should she give a little more notice?
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Aug. 16 2018 2:19 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Call Me by Your Screen Name” EditionSlate’s parenting podcast talks about teens on Tinder and lying toddlers.
Care and Feeding
Aug. 15 2018 6:00 AMCan We Give Our 17-Year-Old a Bedtime?Or has that ship sailed?
Care and Feeding
Aug. 8 2018 6:01 AMMy Partner Doesn’t Want My Daughter to Visit My MomShe lost fingers in an accident the last time she visited. How do we move past this?

READ MORE STORIES