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Jul 3, 2021

In this episode (sponsored by Aviva), I speak to Andrew Cunningham. Andrew is a dad of four who works for Aviva. HIs youngest child was born last year and he took six, paid months off work to be with his family following the birth.

All Aviva employees in the UK are entitled to six months paid leave following the...


Jun 23, 2021

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Dan Rutstein was a full-time working dad of two. His job involved regular international travel and he was away from home a night or two a week.

When Coronavirus came to town, he found himself out of a job. His wife, meanwhile, had just landed a role that meant she could support the...



Apr 15, 2021

Matthew Wright is a well-known journalist and broadcaster. He and his wife have Amelia have an amazing daughter called Cassady. Becoming parents, however, involved a long, challenging IVF journey and I felt honoured that Matthew was happy to share it with me. 

As we chatted, we also discussed Matthew's mental health....


Mar 16, 2021

Mark Williams has just had a film made about his life and what a life it is. He had his first panic attack as his son was being born. He went on to have a breakdown and was diagnosed with ADHD as an adult. These experiences spurred Mark on to become a prolific mental health campaigner. 

We talk about the many mental...