June 25th, 2012
Episode 270 of 447 episodes
In the July 2nd issue of the magazine, Elizabeth Kolbert explores why American parents are spoiling their children. Kolbert joins Michael Agger in a conversation about helicopter parents, getting your kids to clean their rooms, and the importance of ignoring your child. Also, David Remnick talks with John McPhee about printing swear words in the magazine, and Patricia Marx explains the University of Chicago's epic scavenger hunt.