‘The Maine Question’ podcast explores the child-free choice 

The latest episode of the University of Maine podcast “The Maine Question” asks what choosing to be child-free means for individuals and our society. 

In the fifth episode of the first season, host Ron Lisnet speaks with Amy Blackstone, a professor of sociology at UMaine, about the child-free choice. 

Blackstone also is the author of “Childfree By Choice: The Movement Redefining Family and Creating a New Age of Independence.”

In this episode, Blackstone delves into what is perhaps the most personal and profound decision an individual, a couple or a family can make — the choice of whether or not to have children. It is a decision that is life-changing on a personal level, but also ripples out into communities as well as politics, immigration, tax issues and workforce development, among other areas.

Find the podcast on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud, Stitcher, Spotify and “The Maine Question” website. New episodes will be added every Thursday this season. For more information or to suggest topics of interest, email mainequestion@maine.edu.