Our Parents Did What?!

Our Parents Did What?!

Latest Episodes

September 26, 2022

It's our final episode of season 2!! And we're going out in a flash - flash photography, that is. In this extra long final episode, we're discussing the history of photography from the Victorian Era all the way up to the fabled mall photogr

Mini Episode - Bill Nye the Science Guy
August 02, 2022

No one makes science as cool and relatable as the one and only Bill Nye. He brought scientific concepts to the children of the 90s in a way that has stuck with that generation. Jen gives some background into how Bill Nye got into children's edutainme

Body Image
July 26, 2022

Rounding out our series of puberty episodes, Diane gives us some facts about body image, the effects of social media on how teenage girls see themselves, and why teenagers are so darn stinky. We'll also do our best to give you some resources to help

Mini Episode - Boy Meets World
July 12, 2022

This week, Diane tells us all about one of her most favorite shows from her childhood, Boy Meets World. We talk about the themes the show dared to explore, and those that it was too timid to embrace. It is a real piece of 90s history, capturing what Frida

Rites of Passage
July 05, 2022

In the second installment of our series of puberty episodes, Jen provides some details into how first periods are celebrated throughout the world. We also take some time to look at the history of how boys become men from all different cultures. One thing&

Mini Episode - Wishbone
June 21, 2022

Talking animals were all the rage in the 90s, and this left the door wide open for the edutainment masterpiece that was Wishbone. This PBS show featured Soccer, the Jack Russell Terrier, as the titular Wishbone who would "imagine" himself into p

June 14, 2022

It's that time! Our podcast has reached puberty (we're over 50 episodes in, so this arbitrarily feels like our teen years) and to celebrate, we're spending the next few episodes exploring the history and cultural significance of puberty. In

Mini Episode - TGIF
June 10, 2022

TGIF was a staple in the American experience throughout the 90s. A true example of lightning in a bottle, this block of shows dominated TV ratings for over a decade and brought us some of the most memorable family sitcoms in television history. Diane goes

June 01, 2022

In the second half of our foray into the use of drugs in infants, babies, and children, we bring you the fascinating history of opium! This is a cure-all that's been around for as long as we've known to cultivate the poppy plant. Just when you t

Mini Episode - Rugrats
May 24, 2022

This show was gauranteed to make an appearance as a mini episode at some point! Not many shows are as deeply loved as Rugrats. This was Nickelodeon in it's prime - mastering the art of balancing comedy and sincerity. Also one of the first shows that