Podcast Reviews: Moderators share parenting tricks, tips, and gaffes
The pandemic has brought with it a spate of now-defunct parenting podcasts — their talk of kindergarten class bubbles, online schooling and Joe Wicks workouts already feeling more like time capsules. Here are a few exceptions to the rule, including a longtime veteran and a new addition.
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The extremely successful Dirty mummies is hosted by comics Helen Thorn and Ellie Gibson. Her candid quips, celebrity interviews, and expert advice went from a podcast started in 2013 to an on-stage talk show.
Leaving no stone unturned, the two share their own often unfortunate, hilarious family and relationship experiences amongst themselves alongside a wide community of guests.
These range from children’s book authors to family doctors to soap opera screenwriters to fertility specialists and are also sprinkled with stardust (Vogue Williams, Tess Daly, Sophie Ellis-Bextor). Men needn’t feel left out as Dara Ó Briain, DJ Rob da Bank, Richard Herring and more have their say.
Co-hosted by Adrian Barry, Nathan Murphy, Dave McIntyre and Ger Gilory, Dadcast: Parenting misadventures was born in the fall of 2018 and ended in February 2022. The grand finale was marked by the arrival of a newborn and a vasectomy.
Season 2 inevitably contains pandemic-specific content—which some listeners might be reluctant to revisit any time soon—but it’s still peppered with evergreen themes: the ins and outs of busy parents planning sex, toddler tantrums, parent-teacher meetings and the best, titled “If a kid poops in public and no one’s there to see, is it really happening?”
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Caroline Foran built her career on being outspoken. Her debut book, 2017 Own It: Your bulls**t-free guide to living with anxietywas the first of three to share her own trials and triumphs with anxiety and self-esteem issues, interspersed with practical tips from clinical specialists and holistic practitioners.
In spring 2020 she had the autobiographical pregnancy podcast Ready to popand now – as a full mom – she’s co-hosting the all-new Stretch marks with fellow podcast success story Sinead O’Moore (At any time).
Together they dispel the myths of “natural” parenting and discuss areas of necessary flexibility and customization – such as
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