Slate’s Mom and Dad Are Fighting LIVE in NYC

Slate’s Mom and Dad Are Fighting LIVE in NYC

Michelle Goldberg, Matt de la Pena, Laurie Berkner, Rebecca Stead, John Cook

Thursday · February 18, 2016

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$20 GA / $40 VIP

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

*Please note this event will be mixed seated/standing. GA should arrive early for best seat selection.


Slate’s Mom and Dad Are Fighting LIVE in NYC
Slate’s Mom and Dad Are Fighting LIVE in NYC
Slate’s parenting podcast Mom and Dad Are Fighting is coming to Brooklyn! Join them Tuesday, January 26, for a lively and fun podcast recording at The Bell House. Hosts Allison Benedikt and Dan Kois will be joined by special guests to reveal triumphs and fails, argue about parenting in the news, and deliver some special live surprises.

We will also have a pre-show cocktail hour with the hosts from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. Each ticket holder will receive one complimentary drink and early access for choice seating. Only 40 tickets for the cocktail hour will be sold, so get them while they last!

You can buy your cocktail ticket AND a show ticket for $40 or a show ticket for $20.

Doors open at 6 p.m. for cocktail hour and 7:00 p.m. for the live show.

If you are a Slate Plus member, you will receive 30 percent off your ticket purchase. Use your Upcoming Events tool in the Slate Plus dashboard on the right side of the Slate Plus home page to receive your individualized discount code.
Michelle Goldberg
Michelle Goldberg is an American journalist and author. She is a senior correspondent for The American Prospect and a columnist for The Daily Beast. She is Senior Contributing Writer at The Nation.
Matt de la Pena
Matthew de la Peña is an American writer of children's books who specializes in novels for young adults. He won the Newbery Medal in 2016 for his book Last Stop on Market Street.
Laurie Berkner
When Laurie Berkner embarked on her career as a children's recording artist in the summer of 1997, she started small - personally filling orders of her first release (Whaddaya Think of That?) from her living room in Manhattan while still keeping up her preschool music teaching jobs. It wasn't long, however, before the 500 copies she originally pressed sold out, and Two Tomatoes Records was born.

Laurie's growing popularity in the New York area led to a second release, 1998's Buzz Buzz. Soon more local toy stores and children's specialty shops began selling her music and distribution companies began purchasing quantities of her recordings. Shortly after the 1999 release of Victor Vito, Laurie took the bold step of hiring a publicist, Sarah Geist Rosen (SKG Publicity). Things began to move more quickly thereafter, with national media coverage helping spread the word. Laurie then appeared on the "Today" show and suddenly Two Tomatoes was swamped with orders.

In the meantime, Laurie's closets were becoming more and more stuffed. Two Tomatoes was taking over her living room with the 2000 re-release of her first recording on disc, and running the record label was no longer a part-time job. Laurie decided to give up her teaching to, as she put it, "reign in the monster!" In 2002, shortly before the release of Under A Shady Tree, it became clear that there was no longer enough space in Laurie and husband Brian's one-bedroom apartment for a record label. Two Tomatoes moved into a real office in New York City, with real staff including Shannon Chirone, John Waldman (Great Knight Productions), Corinne Barlow, Katie Schneller, Michelle Puskas, and publicist Elizabeth Waldman Frazier.

It's one big happy family!
Rebecca Stead
Newbery Medal Winner and New York Times Best-selling Author of Children’s Fiction Including, When You Reach Me
John Cook
Executive Editor of Gawker
Venue Information:
The Bell House
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11215