I make The Longest Shortest Time, a parenting podcast produced in partnership with WNYC, and I’ve filed for lots of different public radio shows. I started at This American Life in 1999 with an unsolicited submission made on a shiny red boombox and a microcassette answering machine (see “Giantman” below). I’ve won awards from the Association for Women in Communications, the National Mental Health Association, and the Third Coast International Audio Festival. Here’s a sampling of my radio work.
What People Say About My Work
I love babies and I love being a mother, but I can safely say I hate treacly or cutesy stories about babies and motherhood. I hate them. This podcast is a revelation, because Hillary’s stories are smart, inventive and unafraid.
In a world of unedited, unfocused, way-too-long podcasts on every subject, The Longest Shortest Time is pithy, emotional, well-hosted, and makes me care about something I knew nothing about: the day-to-day and night-to-night experience of raising a baby.
This American Life
As a parent, I know how hard it is to find storytelling about being a parent that doesn’t suck. That treats the person on the other end—conceivably a person with a kid—as not a stupid idiot that just wants simple, dumb, wrong advice. The Longest Shortest Time is a podcast that avoids all those traps, and tells stories that are complicated and interesting and moving.