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Andrea Silenzi is the new host of The Longest Shortest Time. On the show, she tells the stories of kids and families while exploring her own journey towards becoming a parent.

Before joining Stitcher, she hosted a hit show about dating and relationships at Panoply called Why Oh Why. During the show's run, it was named a best podcast by The New York Times, NPR, Vulture, Esquire, GQ, HuffPo, IndieWire and Apple Podcasts.

She's the founding producer of Slate's The Gist with Mike Pesca, one of the first daily news podcasts around. Before that she created the local public radio talk show Central Standard for KCUR in Kansas City, Missouri. She studied documentary radio at the Salt Institute and majored in the College of Letters at Wesleyan University.

Her work has aired on Serendipity, KCRW's The Organist, BBC4, StoryCorps, PRI's Studio 360, WNYC News, and Re:Sound. She holds the world record for most guests booked for an hour-long radio show, and that's 67.

To get in touch with Andrea, send a note to whyohwhyradio [at] gmail [dot] com.

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