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Jan 19, 2018

It’s been a while – but I’ve been fairly busy – setting up my audio production co, launching Kerb Life for street food major lasers KERB (, recording new shows for this podcast, and of course, parenting.

But as the dad show has been a little while getting back up and running I wanted to make sure there’s some good vibes for fathers looking for a connection, and 2018 will bring a wide range of points of view and strides to focus on some important topics.

First up, I’ll be looking at shared parental leave in a miniseries I’ve taken some Schwarzenegger liberties in calling ‘who is your daddy, and what does he do?’ (for the uninitiated, it’s from Kindergarten Cop.)

We’ll be kicking that off real soon so stayed tuned. The first episode of this series will also be the first of a new format I’m calling Fatherhood Stories – playing with the edit to create first person narratives, dads telling their story direct, outside the standard interview theme.

But for now I’m rolling back the dial to Fatherhood’s first episode, entitled ‘How It Feels to be a Father.’ I may not have a massive back catalogue but it seems right to set out my stall once again, which is something I feel this show achieves.

It was pretty much my first effort at producing a podcast, and tit ook a long while to assemble the right interviews, record the leading UK poets Richard Price ( ‘An old drawer up beyond the children’ and ‘The world is busy, Katie’) and Luke Wright ( ‘Dad Reins’) reading their own work, and putting togther a mix to background the intense emotions of becoming a dad – props to my pal Keir Livock for helping put that together.

I spent a long time wanting to start making this podcast, carving out the time then editing and editing until I was happy I’d made it. To geek out – all recording went through a Zoom H4n, some in person and some over a hodge-podge iPhone mono wiring set-up, before the music was mixed on Ableton and the show edited and vocals dropped in using Logic Pro. Hosting and all that RSS trickery is via Libsyn.

So if you’ve heard it before – have another go. I listen back occasionally as I find it inspiring to hear men, boys ( and one special mum) speak honestly and passionately about their experiences, hopes and fears. And if you’re new, welcome to Fatherhood

Twitter / Instagram @fatherhood_pod


Music featured:

Snow Palms – Index of Rivers -

Four Tet – Smile Around the Face -

Thundercat – Lone Wolf and Cub -

Bon Iver – Holocene -

Snow Palms – Motion Capture -

Mount Kimbie - Made to Stray -

How To Dress Well – Words I Don’t Remember-

Nils Frahm – Ode-

Sufjan Stevens – Blue Bucket of Gold -

Phosphorescent – Wolves -