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Spock Talk: A Parenting Advice Podcast
Spock Talk: A Parenting Advice Podcast
Deborah Copperud and Katie Curler

A conversation about the history of parenting advice. In ten episodes we explore: what's the deal with Dr. Benjamin Spock? What was so... more

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24 Oct 2023 · 1 minute
Now that We're Spockologists

This is our “Behind the Podcast” episode in which we talk about history crushes, library lessons, social media, influencer culture,... more

11 Jul 2023 · 31 minutes
Such an American Story: Lessons in Dr. Benjamin Spock-onomics, Internet History, and Venture Capital

We discuss Dr. Benjamin Spock’s personal finances and the venture capitalists that brought Baby and Child Care to the World... more

04 Jul 2023 · 29 minutes
Spock, Oprah; Oprah, Spock: Celebrity Culture in the 20th Century

We explore Spock in the spotlight. Did he have an irresistible, outsized personality? Or was he attention-seeking and fame-hungry?Public domain... more

27 Jun 2023 · 29 minutes
Spocked Or Spanked?

We explore Dr. Benjamin Spock’s political activism: Was he a hip protester? Or an anti-establishment pariah? Public domain archival audio... more

20 Jun 2023 · 30 minutes
Spock's Women's Group: Sisters, Wives, and Daughters-in-law

We explore Dr. Benjamin Spock’s personal relationships with women: sisters, co-workers, dance partners, mentors, wives, and daughters-in-law.Spock recording used with... more

13 Jun 2023 · 32 minutes
Supposing the Baby is a Girl: Sexism in Dr. Benjamin Spock's Written Works

We explore Dr. Benjamin Spock’s treatment of women in his books and magazine columns.Listeners! Let us know your favorite parenting... more

06 Jun 2023 · 30 minutes
FemLibs and Freud

As the first baby doctor to blend pediatrics with psychology, Dr. Benjamin Spock infused The Common Sense Book of Baby... more

30 May 2023 · 30 minutes
Men Not Moms

What was Dr. Benjamin Spock’s role in the professionalization of the domestic sphere (i.e. the patriarchy’s long game)?Spock audio courtesy... more

23 May 2023 · 31 minutes
Silver Spoon, Outdoor School, and Blue Striped Suits: How Nepo Privilege Created the Ultimate Parenting Influencer

Did a privileged upbringing, Yale legacy admission, and dapper fashion sense establish Dr. Benjamin Spock as a trustworthy authority on... more

23 May 2023 · 32 minutes
Spock Talk: A Parenting Advice Podcast
Like Parenting History? Try the Your Grandparents Did What? Podcast!
Spock Talk: A Parenting Advice Podcast