“The Longest Shortest Time” parenting podcast launches new episodes on Earwolf

Wed, January 13, 2016 by Kari Wethington

CINCINNATI – “The Longest Shortest Time,” named to “best of 2015” lists by The Atlantic and Slate, is back with new weekly episodes beginning today. It has a new home on leading podcast network Earwolf, known for launching such hits as “Comedy Bang! Bang!” and “How Did This Get Made?”

“The Longest Shortest Time,” the parenting show for everyone, takes a broad view of parenting, examining topics ranging from birth stories to parents’ relationships with grown children and adults’ decisions on whether or not to even have children.

Since launching in 2010, host Hillary Frank, longtime audio producer, author and “This American Life” contributor, has built a large and loyal following. Her listeners, who are mothers, fathers and anyone interested in issues about family, have formed a robust community on two related Facebook groups Frank moderates.

“I want my show and online communities to be the go-to forum for deeper, more thoughtful discussions on parenting,” said Frank. “I’m not here to give prescriptive advice or tell listeners how to parent. My show is the place where we can crack each other up, share our stories and commiserate.”

Upcoming episodes cover a range of stories including:

  • Comedian Chris Gethard answers kids’ unanswerable questions, including, “Do dinosaurs go to heaven or hell?” and “Who were Jesus’s grandparents?”
  • A childless man learns first-hand what it’s like to get a C-section when he attends a simulation of the procedure
  • Guests discuss their experiences with Autism Spectrum Disorder

“Hillary always tells stories that resonate with listeners, whether they have children or not,” said Chris Bannon, chief content officer for Earwolf. “I know Earwolf listeners will love the show, and I’m excited about all the new listeners she’ll bring to our network of great entertainers.”

Earwolf is part of Midroll Media, a wholly owned subsidiary of The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP).

To listen to “The Longest Shortest Time,” Apple users can subscribe via the native Podcasts app on mobile devices or on iTunes. It is also available through streaming services including SoundCloud. For more information, visit longestshortesttime.com and earwolf.com.

About Scripps
The E.W. Scripps Company serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of television, radio and digital media brands. Scripps is one of the nation’s largest independent TV station owners, with 33 television stations in 24 markets and a reach of nearly one in five U.S. households. It also owns 34 radio stations in eight markets. Scripps also runs an expanding collection of local and national digital journalism and information businesses, including podcast industry leader Midroll Media, over-the-top video news service Newsy and weather app developer WeatherSphere. Scripps also produces television shows including The List and The Now, runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and serves as the long-time steward of the nation’s largest, most successful and longest-running educational program, the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps has held for decades to the motto, “Give light and the people will find their own way.”

Media contact: Kari Wethington, The E.W. Scripps Company, 513-977-3763, kari.wethington@scripps.com

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