259: Dumbo’s Mom

When Sigourney Weaver praises your high school production of *Alien* , it was probably pretty good.

No, Marissa Tomei was not erroneously given an Academy Award .

We talk about first kisses and Stranger Things .

Catastrophe is a good show, if not for the kids.

Apple News+ , on the other hand, might be good for kids.

Can Dumbo ‘s good cast save it?

Our thanks to Candlewick Press, publishers of CIRCLE, the final book in the bestselling trilogy by New York Times bestselling duo Mac Barnett & Jon Klassen. CIRCLE continues the story of three geometric friends who like to play sneaky tricks on one another. CIRCLE is available wherever books are sold. Go to candlewick.com for 25% off your order.

And our thanks to Amaze jr. , providing parents with honest, comprehensive, age-appropriate sex ed videos to watch with their 4-9 year olds. Amaze jr. helps you navigate those tricky conversations about growing up like a true sex ed expert! For more answers to little kids’ BIG questions, go to amaze.org/jr/THISCAR .

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