Episode 20: Overcoming addiction, with Owen Jones
‘I’m an ex-alcoholic, and I can help people’. Owen talks about his relationship with alcohol, the coping mechanisms, and, ultimately, overcoming addiction.
Episode 19: Quitting Teaching to Start a Business, with Paul Hughes
Paul talks about leaving banking to become a stay at home dad, the perils of teaching, co-parenting through a divorce, and, advice on starting your own business. I hope you enjoy.
Episode 18: Dads in Business, with Rob Taylor
I sit down with Rob Taylor who’s started a number of businesses, including 0114 Marketing, Plan Grow Do, and – Dads in Business. We talk about starting a business from redundancy, how having 3 boys is off-the-charts, and how Rob found himself hosting a global dad’s event at Amazon. I also ask Rob the million dollar question: Are dads our own worst enemy? I hope you enjoy.
Episode 17: Being a Therapist, with Leigh Spatcher
In this episode I catch up with Leigh Spatcher, a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist – or CBT – based in Northampton. Leigh shares his route to becoming a therapist, including bankruptcy and a relationship breakdown, as well as navigating being a therapist whilst also being a dad.
Episode 16: The Learner Parent, with Sam Avery
Meet Sam Avert – AKA The Learner Parent. Sam’s an award-winning comedian, best-selling author, podcast host and – of course – Facebook Sensation, who is about to start his second UK Tour: Toddlergeddon.
Episode 15: Dad on Shared Parental Leave, with Joe Young
In this episode, Joe Young – Associate at Pinsent Masons – talks about his experience of taking 6 months Shared Parental Leave. As a high-flying litigation lawyer in The City, I wanted to find out how difficult it was for him to make this decision. How did the firm take it? What about his clients? And – most importantly – how did it go?
Episode 14: Wrap up: End of Season 1
Hey Podcast! In this season wrap-up episode I thank everyone who’s supported the podcast, with a special shout out to my Patreon supporters. I also take as sneak-peak at Season 2, and look at the #2020FlipChallenge.
Episode 13: Is technology ruining our kids, with Ian Moyse
Ian Moyse joins me to talk about the impact social media and technology is having on kids. What happens when the children grow up and may not want their image online? Could we see kids suing parents for data breech?
Episode 12: Contracting and 2 kids under 2, with Ade Ahmadu
I speak with Ade who opens up what it’s really like being a contractor, as well as having 2 boys under 2 years old. He’s got some amazing advice on how to plan as a contractor, as well as for those thinking of making the leap from permanent employment.
Episode 11: Christmas Special: Dad Talk
In this Christmas Special I’m joined by Ashley (from Episode 1) and Rowan (from Episode 6) for an un-edited hour of Dad Chat. Caveat: there are some expletives… not one for the kids!