Science of Parenting

The Science of Parenting is a monthly radio show and podcast series hosted by Dr. Douglas Gentile and Michael Murray.

Our Mission:  To promote the healthy development of children through sharing scientific evidence with parents and educators.

Our Vision:  Parents and other adults have access to the scientific evidence they need to make healthy decisions related to raising children.


The show is a half hour of entertaining expert information and advice.  New shows will be posted monthly on a wide range of topics.  Please email me if there is a particular topic you would like to see addressed (dgentile (at)

To listen to the show, click HERE

To subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, click HERE 

In addition to the show, there is a Science of Parenting blog to which you can subscribe, fact sheets, and other supporting materials. Click HERE to go to the Science of Parenting website.

The Science of Parenting is a production of Iowa State University Extension, the Department of Psychology at Iowa State University, and Dr. Douglas Gentile.  Some shows also generously supported by KHOI-FM radio and the Alexander Recording Kompany.