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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...


Nov 6, 2020

In the first episode of Dad Pod UK I speak with Lee Sands. Lee is not only a great guy, but he's also a stepdad and advocate for blended families. He also writes the OurBlendedFamily blog. 

This interview was very personal for me. I have been a stepson myself since I was a young boy and I have long felt that...