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Jan 7, 2021

"One of the myths is that women are broody and men aren't bothered."

So says Dr Robin Hadley, a man who always wanted kids...but has accepted he will never be a father. 

This is the only podcast interview I have conducted with a man without children. I wanted to explore what it is like being a childless man in a world...


Dec 16, 2020

What is the experience of being a black father in the UK? What challenges do black dads face? What concerns do they have for their children? 

I speak to Elliott Rae about his experiences. As one of the founders of the Music, Fatherhood, Football website, Elliott is a high-profile dad. He's also a diversity expert and...


Nov 28, 2020

Phil Norris is a British guy who lives and works in Zurich, Switzerland. Early in 2020, his wife discovered she was pregnant with the couple's second child. Almost the entire pregnancy, not to mention the birth in September, took place  during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Phil and I talk about the pressures and challenges...


Nov 7, 2020

Now this was a fascinating interview! What's it like being a dad when you're serving a prison sentence? What impact does this have on your family and children?

I spoke to reformed criminal David Breakspear who spent many years in prison and young offenders' institutions.

David is a dad of three, a grandfather and the...


Nov 7, 2020

I speak with Ryan, who is both an adoptive dad of two boys and also in a same sex relationship. We speak about the adoption process, which Ryan concedes is long and arduous, but with good reason. 

Ryan is candid about the challenges of raising adopted children, but he takes it in his stride. 

We also talk about raising...