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54 minutes | Jul 29, 2021
#15 - Amos Hurst & Sophia May
Dadvengers Podcast Episode 15 - Amos Hurst & Sophia May.At 85 years young and a father to 7 children, we think Amos is our wisest Dadvenger yet! He has led an incredible life, and we were so lucky to have him share it with us on this episode.We chatted about Amos’ upbringing in Jamaica as one of 10 siblings and he told us about his parents. He also delved into being a father to 7 children, how he was as a parent and the values he brought his children up to believe in. All that said, the most heartfelt part of this episode is hearing Amos open up about his battle with cancer, the treatment he received and the huge mental impact this had on him. An inspirational man and an inspirational episode See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
54 minutes | Jul 22, 2021
#14 - John Lashley (@brooklynbrownieco)
It's Dadvengers Podcast Episode 14 - John Lashley (@Brooklynbrownieco). Our guest this episode is not only a mental health advocate and a full time dad to Leo, but he is also a brownie baking wizard!John has had a remarkable life and we chatted about his hugely varied career - from becoming a professional Mr T impersonator, to being a graphic designer, to now running the incredible Brooklyn Brownie Co. We also delved into his move to the UK and his experiences of racism in the US - including being held at gunpoint by police and why he doesn't visit there anymore. If that wasn't enough we also hear about John's struggles with mental health after the tragic loss of Leo's mum. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
37 minutes | Jul 15, 2021
#13 - Sergei Urban (@thedadlab)
It's Dadvengers Podcast Episode 13 - Sergei Urban aka The Dad Lab! Sergei is a YouTube legend! He amassed over a billion views, after he turned his hobby of science experiments with his children into a fill time job! He is working hard to share educational toys and science experiments with kids all over the world. We love his videos and in this episode we find out a bit more about his humble beginnings in Latvia. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
42 minutes | Jul 8, 2021
#12 - Dr Amit Patel (@blinddad_uk)
Disability rights activist, doctor and author Dr Amit talks openly about losing his sight, adapting to life with a disability and becoming a father. He also talks about the discrimination he’s faced, life with his guide dog - and funny parenting moments! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
46 minutes | Jul 1, 2021
#11 - Matt Willis
Staple of the 00's music scene, actor, presenter and dad of three Matt Willis talks openly about being a stay at home dad, the time and relationships he had with his own parents, balancing work and parenting - and becoming a vaccine volunteer! He also talks openly about struggling with the lockdowns and the impact this had on his mental and emotional health. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
44 minutes | Apr 29, 2021
#10 - Jamie Beaglehole (@Daddyanddad)
Father, award winning blogger, influencer and Dad Chats regular Jamie Beaglehole talks to us about the adoption process, starting a fast growing and award winning parenting blog, and the importance of continuing the work for equal rights for members of the LGBTQ+ community. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
41 minutes | Apr 22, 2021
#09 - Nush Cope
TV presenter, host and podcast creator Nush Cope is the first Dadvenger mum on the podcast. Nush talks about becoming a new mum through the pandemic, her experience with prenatal depression and having a home birth. She talks about the inequality of the paternity / maternity leave system and how she is finding herself again after having a baby. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
39 minutes | Apr 15, 2021
#08 Ashley John-Baptiste
BBC journalist, Royal Television Society Ambassador and graduate of Cambridge University Ashley John-Baptiste talks about becoming a dad in the first UK lockdown. He also talks about being brought up in the UK care system between foster care and a children’s home. He also touches upon the adversities he faced, the lasting impact they’ve have and how scared he was to become a new dad. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
44 minutes | Apr 8, 2021
#07 - Paul Brunson
Entrepreneur, TV presenter and one of the worlds most influential match makers Paul Brunson talks to us about his path to parenthood, how he makes his marriage work and the positive side of being vulnerable. Plus, he talked openly about his journey through IVF. It's refreshing to hear a father talking candidly and positively about a subject that makes some men doubt their manhood. And of course no conversation with Paul would be complete without touching on matchmaking! We had Paul scratching his head with questions he wasn’t expecting in this fascinating conversation! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
40 minutes | Apr 1, 2021
#06 - Harry Gregory aka White Yardie
Comedian, internet sensation and social media star Harry Gregory, AKA White Yardie talks to us about parenting a teenager and a toddler, how his children help each other – and who rules the roost! We also discuss growing up in Jamaica, how he fell into the wrong crowd and ended up in jail after moving to London at age 18, and what ultimately led to him turning his life around. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
40 minutes | Dec 3, 2020
#05 - Richard Whitehead MBE
Paralympian and world record holder, Richard Whitehead becomes the first gold medalist to be inducted into the Dadvengers community. A father of two, Richard talks openly about his daughter's autism, his achievements on the track and the road, but how winning isn't just about the medals. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
40 minutes | Nov 26, 2020
#04 - JB Gill
Singer, Presenter and Farmer, JB Gill is this week's Dadvenger, explaining his decision to ditch the hustle and bustle of city life to set up roots in the Kent countryside, and how he had to discuss death with his then four-year-old son after a rather grim discovery on his farm just before a school run. JB's wife, Chloe also joins JB as they tell Nigel all about the complications of their first of two cesarean births. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
44 minutes | Nov 19, 2020
#03 - Kelvin Fletcher
Actor, Racing Driver and 2019 Strictly Come Dancing winner, Kelvin Fletcher joins Nigel to discuss being away from his kids, feeling safer on a race track than he does on the M62, and how doing his daughter's hair before school is risky business. Kelvin also shares his concerns about the seemingly 'pro-mother' judicial system when it comes to parents separating. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
43 minutes | Nov 12, 2020
#02 - Nihal Arthanayake
BBC Radio 5 live DJ Nihal Arthanayake discusses the love-hate relationship between his son and daughter, what the family have been discussing at the dinner table, and how being a person of colour in the UK has affected/affects their kids. Plus no chat with a music lover would be complete without finding out the albums that all kids should and shouldn't listen to! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
40 minutes | Aug 23, 2020
#01 - Andy Day
Longest-serving CBeebies Presenter, Andy Day, talks candidly on the Dadvengers Podcast about the arrival of his daughter Ruby, his mishaps along the way and his work with the Anti-Bullying Alliance. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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