Episodes

Daddy Makeup Tutorial

This week the family celebrates Maeven’s 3rd birthday with fun times, a lot of pink and too much sugar. Peter gets the news that Bryn did not get into the dual language program and feels so sad that he accidentally leaves the groceries in the car for half the day. Beth and Peter answer some listener mail about tarot cards and the worst things Bryn and Maeven have gotten into while unattended in the morning. They then get a very exciting phone call during the podcast that they can’t talk about, but spend a lot of time talking about how they can’t talk about it.

Live from Brooklyn (w/ Chuck Bryant, Ophira Eisenberg & Abbi Crutchfield)

Beth and Peter are joined by three very special guests, Chuck Bryant (Stuff You Should Know, Movie Crush), Ophira Eisenberg (NPR’s Ask Me Another) and Abbi Crutchfield (Late Show with Stephen Colbert), at Littlefield in Brooklyn for their very first live recording of We Knows Parenting. During the show, Chuck enjoys criticizing Peter’s ability to explain a Would You Knows scenario succinctly, Abbi reveals her need for only five hours of sleep a night, Ophira shares her “angry” face and fun is had by all. 

Tonight is our live show at Littlefield in Brooklyn! Tickets are available at www.weknowsparenting.com. No regular episode today as we prepare for the show, but we’ll be back on Thursday with a full episode before returning to our regular Tuesday schedule next week. If you don’t live in the area or can’t make it to the show we could still use your help! Send us parenting questions and Would You Knows scenarios to ask our special guests.

Defiance

Our live show in Brooklyn is one week away! Get your tickets now at weknowsparenting.com.  This week Peter and Beth record early before she goes to LA for the week.  Bryn bumps his face on the wall and gets a mouth full of blood.  He does not enjoy it.  Maeven get spiteful at Peter’s attempts to stop her from repeatedly dumping out a box of paints.  While Beth is away Peter attempts to interview the kids, but forgets to plug in the nice microphone.  It’s funny, but boy does it sound terrible. The kids are asleep now, so deal with it.

Ice Cream on My Pants!!!

Beth drives Bryn and Maeven across the state and the only thing that stops the kids from going car stir crazy is a stop to a zoo, a couple of museums and a bunch of ice cream. Meanwhile, across the country in LA, Peter, with no children to worry about, does his first escape room.  Peter and Beth discuss the benefits of a physical books over ebooks, debate a future Bryn dating hypothetical and wonder what E.T.’s mom was doing while waiting for her son to phone home.

Sick-ish

This week Peter does his best to get work done after Maeven decides to take a sick day, Beth accuses Peter of having a “man cold” and Bryn has a lot to say… all the time. Then, while recording the episode a  technical difficulty forces Peter and Beth to re-record the same segment about emotional labor three times. Do they sound frustrated and tired? You be the judge.

Ice Time!

Bryn hits the ice for his first ever skating lesson and Peter gets emotional. The kids’ lies get more elaborate, Beth gets Bryn to use the bathroom by getting him to imagine the shame of peeing his pants in front of his friends and at bedtime Peter gets too into the mechanics of not only how an old woman could swallow a fly, but also of how swallowing a horse would likely kill a person.

Psyduck v. Charlamagne

Beth joins Peter to record this week’s podcast after a night out with the girls and three old fashions. Peter and Beth attend Bryn’s Pre-K parent teacher conference where they learn that he’s terrible with scissors. They sign Bryn up for skating lessons, confront Meaven's lies and Bryn’s potty mouth, and then discover that the Inuit people seem have it right when it comes to lying to your kids. Oh, and Beth loves Pokemon.

Liars and Cheats

This week Bryn and Maeven discover the power of lying and then do it a lot, very badly.  Peter visits the local elementary school to see the bilingual program in action. Beth and Peter discuss midwifery care in the U.S, take listener questions about “sanctimommies” and Veganism and then Peter introduces his hit new character: the male doctor who only understands what you’re talking about if your are talking about penises.

Milkshakes and Other Bad Ideas

At the end of a very hard week, things are suddenly good, except for the twelve-hundred calories of milkshake that Peter ingests right before recording, causing him to hate himself and everything else. Beth discovers a local infrared sauna that may or may not be run out of a van. Peter and Beth debate the merits of having a second child with your ex, unpack an international Would You Knows scenario and answer some listener mail about March Madness potty training, staggering bedtimes and more forest based pre-school.