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info_outline 'Environmental parenting' w/ @arcticdad 06/28/2020
'Environmental parenting' w/ @arcticdad On the second leg of our lockdown world tour (TM) we're driving our sleds to Tromso, Norway - and the Artic Circle. We're here to meet Rasmus Gyltnes, Instagram's @arcticdad. It was a post of Rasmus holding his baby daughter high in the air, surrounded by the icy expanse of Norway, which caught our attention - especially as we're stuck in suburban Essex... We talk about connection to our natural surroundings, and how to raise future generations to co-exist with nature, looking after one another. And how extreme conditions can bring out the best in us. Rasmus tells us about parenting, Norwegian style, it's freedoms and also strange Big Brother-esque constraints - some families looking over their shoulders at controversial social services policy. And as the season of 24-hour sun rises in the far north of the globe, there's some much-needed sleep tips into the bargain... Follow us @fatherhood_pod on Twitter or Insta, and do check out a gloriously extreme lifestyle and some stunning scenery at Rasmus' account @arcticdad. Brought to you by Fairly Media - music by DJ Mandray
info_outline Daddy Talk w/ Calvin T Mann 06/15/2020
Daddy Talk w/ Calvin T Mann Lockdown has forced us all inside and us podcasters into remote recording mode. So to flip the script and recognise an opportunity, we're embarking on a VoIP-powered Fatherhood World Tour. It's only right to start in America, where the death of George Floyd after brutal treatment at the hands of the police has sparked global outrage and a demand for a better, more equal world, led by the Black Lives Matter movement. Activism and community organisations play a crucial role in US civic life and progressive movements - so join us in Detroit, Michigan to speak to campaigner and mentor Calvin T Mann. President of youth support group Encourage Me I'm Young and non-profit Good Fathers Only, Calvin is an advocate for building family unity to enable a generation of young men to become positive figures in their children's lives and the wider community. Sound like a good place to start. We discuss his upbringing in a Motown family, realisation of the importance of his own role as a father, and the potential of positive fatherhood experiences (with reference to authors and Calvin's own YouTube podcast - Daddy Talk - or via his website https://emiyworld.com
info_outline Schools Out! ... Forever!?? 05/16/2020
Schools Out! ... Forever!?? Schools have been shut in the UK (for all bar key workers and those in need) since lockdown took effect in March. And one of the many disruptions of coronavirus has been to turn the majority of parents into home educators. And it sure ain't easy... So Fatherhood has reached out to the home education community to hear some of the tips and potential benefits. We hear from Sara Heard - chef, storyteller and educator - on what a typical day looks like with her primary-age son. And Dawn Waterhouse, who's guided both her daughters right through the secondary school system, all while running her homeopathy business from home. In this episode we'll hear how the techniques of full-time home educators can help parents with children no doubt shook by the change to their usual learning environment. And also how parents can stay sane and positive while taking on the new role of chief educator. Now it seems the gov't in the UK is preparing schools for a return in June - but it won't be for all ages and some may prefer not to go back until the virus situation is under greater control. If so, hopefully this episode will help keep the energy up for summer - and maybe help some parents considering a longer term change. Do subscribe to the podcast and share on Twitter and Insta - you'll find us there @fatherhood_pod Happy listening and below are few of links to some introductory home ed resources: https://www.educationotherwise.org
info_outline Lockdown with Dr Jay Achar 05/03/2020
Lockdown with Dr Jay Achar Sit back with the calming bedside manner of Dr Jay Achar - infectious diseases expert, epidemiologist and veteran of Medicines Sans Frontieres' work during the ebola outbreak in West Africa. Fatherhood speaks to Jay from his home in Sweden (where the gov't decision not to enforce full lockdown measures has caused heated debate) to hear how unity and a healthy dose of realism are vital in tackling an epidemic. In the episode we hear why Dr Achar feels humankind's propensity for inertia gets in the way of pandemic preparedness (one of his own lecture topics at Imperial College no less) and when he thinks we will get back to normal (spoiler: it's complicated...) And for a glimpse into how families worldwide are coping, we feature a number of diaries recording using the global open-source platform, coronadiaries.io. Music as ever by DJ Mandray for balancetwo - you can donate to MSF here - and for more diaries visit - thanks!
info_outline Happy Families with relationship coach Jo Nicholl 04/16/2020
Happy Families with relationship coach Jo Nicholl For episode two on the comeback trail, and the first in a series of remote conversations during lockdown, Fatherhood welcomes psychotherapist and relationship coach Jo Nicholl. Coronavirus has forced the world to adjust to a scary new reality, placing huge stress on all of us through fear of illness and worries for our future. It's those closest to us that can feel that stress, while relationship issues can be worsened with the proximity of social isolation. Jo Nicholl has twenty five years experience as a psychotherapist and relationship coach, and in this interview special she advises on how to live in a harmonious household; the opportunity we can grasp to understand ourselves and transform our relationships; and how to look after and connect with our children in stressful times. Music by DJ Mandray for balancetwo.
info_outline Welcome to Dad Club 04/15/2020
Welcome to Dad Club After a stroll in the wilderness Fatherhood is back! And though of course we're in isolation, we wanted to reach out a digital hand to connect with fathers and families. Dads - drawers full of batteries, awkward jokes and bad dancing, who are these grumpy knitwearers? The podcast helps dads connect emotionally to the experience of fatherhood, and challenge some stereotypes along the way - with interviews and stories exploring modern masculinity, parental roles and the impact of the fatherhood in all our lives. Join father of two and audio producer Robin Leeburn as we relaunch the show by going back to the start with a 'Welcome to Dad Club'. In this episode leading UK poets Richard Price () and Luke Wright (https://www.lukewright.co.uk) read their own work, alongside the thoughts and recollections of a bunch of dads we met along the way. Hear emotional stories of fatherhood backed by a soundscape mixed by the presenter and good pal and DJ Keir Livock. Please rate and review and share where you can - follow the podcast at fatherhood_pod on Twitter and Insta. 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 - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wolves/dp/B00HKY3THA