This time in Strangerville, we explore stories about awkward and complicated encounters and relationships with parents and guardians. A first-time mom suffers wrath after destroying Christmas magic. A father surprises his six children with an unexpected gift. A young boy brings a present home to his mother who must feign excitement. A teenage girl at a new school receives an unwelcome visitor to her math class. And the daughter of a fringe politician must find a way to make peace during a volatile year.

Intro: Brianne Fallis; Jolyn Metro


1. Popcorn Shrimp by Sam Allen and D’On Allen

2. Did You Make Your Bed? by Rachelle Pearson

3. Politimom by Jen Robinson