Slate Culture Gabfest: Stephen’s Universe
Three topics discussed: Steven Universe, SNL, and Slate’s Trump Story Project. This episode is especially fun and notable for host Stephen Metcalf’s impassioned defense of full-throated liberal contempt of Trump.
Brave Writer (podcast): Rebecca Spooner
Julie Bogart is starting a new season of her Brave Writer podcasts, with a new format and a new focus: she’s focusing on interviewing other homeschoolers from the Brave Writing community.
Related: Julie Bogart to be the keynote speaker of the 2017 VA Homeschoolers Conference
Kojo Nnamdi Show (podcast): Finding Ona Judge, The Runaway Slave Who Defied George Washington
A quick introduction to Ona Judge, who provides an interesting touchstone for some of the complexities around colonial slavery.
Spawned (podcast): Dr. Harvey Karp answers parents’ biggest sleep questions
Dr. Karp (of Happiest Baby on the Block fame) talks about sleep issues in babies, toddlers, and kids — and promotes his Snoo Smart Sleeper.
Wall Street Journal (article): How Kids Displaced Dads as Rulers of the Household, According to Economists
Feminism + double-income households + smaller families = greater buying influence of children
Daily Action (text messages)
… receive one text message every workday about an issue that we have determined to be urgent based on where you live. You tap on the phone number in your message, listen to a short recording about that day’s issue, and from there you’ll be automatically routed to your Senator, member of Congress, or other relevant elected official. In 90 seconds, you can conscientiously object and be done with it.