Dave Berry's Dadpod
Dave Berry's Dadpod
About Dave Berry's Dadpod
Dave Berry recently became a father for the first time, which is why he wanted to create a place for all people to come and celebrate the wonderful, exciting, sometimes scary, but absolute joy of fatherhood! Join Absolute Radio's Dave Berry as he chats to a different guest each episode to talk about all things involved in being a dad, sharing their experiences of fatherhood (or motherhood in some guests' cases), their relationship with their own fathers, as well gathering some advice (or 'Dad-vice') along the way.
One of the nation’s favourite comedians and father of 4, Jack Dee, joined Dave on this episode of the Dadpod. How have other parents inspired some of Jack’s stand up routines over the years? Jack very honestly explains why he enjoyed going on tour when he had young kids. And he plays as the agony Uncle for one listener.
Novelist, screenwriter, CBE and father to 2 sons, Anthony Horowitz joins Dave for this episode of his Dadpod. How did Anthony’s experience growing up inspire him to provide escapism to other kids? Why is reading so important for both parent & child? And what can we expect from Anthony’s latest mystery in his Hawthorne series, ‘The Twist of a Knife’, out 18th August?
Singer-songwriter, and frontman of chart-topping, Brit award-winning band, Keane, and father of 2, Tom Chaplin joins Dave for this episode of his Dadpod. Why did Tom’s daughter miss the chance to see him live for the first time? What was her unexpected response to finding out he was on the Masked Singer? Plus, Tom opens up about how his family helped him through some personal battles.
TV Presenter, Paralympian and MBE Ade Adepitan joins Dave for this episode of his Dadpod. What does Ade’s young son, Bolla, do to prank him? What is Ade doing to help protect the planet for Bolla and children of the future? And how did his appearance at the 2000 Paralympics help with his relationship with his own father?
Award-winning comedian and author Dom Holland joins Dave to talk all things fatherhood in this episode of his Dadpod. Father to 4 boys including a certain Tom Holland, how does Dom feel about being eclipsed by his son? Why was it so important that Dom instilled politeness in his children at an early age and how did that help their successes? And Dave finds out if Dom still tells Tom off, even now he is Spiderman?
One of the nation’s favourite comedians, Jason Manford, joins Dave for this episode of his Dadpod, to talk about all things fatherhood. How do Jason’s kids feel about providing comedy GOLD material for his tours, how has his own parents’ work ethic rubbed off on him as a dad, and also what did his children think when they found out he was the Hedgehog on the Masked Singer?
Actor, writer & comedian Griff Rhys Jones appears on Dave Berry’s Dadpod after he became a grandfather again during lockdown to baby Eris. Dave found it if Griff has been passing down dadvice to his son, George, plus, Griff remembers what it was like watching TV with his dad when he was younger, and what his dad’s attitude was towards him pursuing comedy.
Britain’s greatest ever athlete, Sir Mo Farah joined Dave on his Dadpod to talk about raising his 4 kids, each of whom, Mo dedicated one of his Gold medals to after his London & Rio triumphs. Who will be getting the medal if Mo wins Gold in Rio? And after Mo’s heroics in London 2012, how did he manage to go from national hero to father to newborn twins, Aisha & Amani, a matter of days after his successes?
Britain’s favourite podcasting duo, Shagged Married Annoyed’s Chris & Rosie Ramsey are the Dadpod’s first ever couple guests. They tell Dave about whether they’ll be taking their sons Robin & Rafe on their huge UK arena tour or enjoying a bit of time to themselves. Plus, they discuss why thousands of people across the country take comfort in hearing them ranting about each other and their kids on a weekly basis!
When he’s not scaling mountains or coming face to face with deadly animals, Steve Backshall is a father to 3 toddlers (including twins Kit & Willow), alongside his wife, double Olympic gold medallist rower, Helen Glover. He joins Dave Berry on his Dadpod to find out how he fits everything into his hectic life, if Steve’s kids shown any sign of adventure already, and has he had to tone down his dangerous jobs since becoming a father?
Masterchef’s Gregg Wallace joins Dave to talk all things Dad. He recently became a father again to baby Sid, 20 years after having his first two children, Tom & Libby. Dave found out how he fared and how his parenting style has changed in that time. Plus, he’s used to giving out culinary criticism on TV, but what about when he’s on the receiving end from his own kids?
Dave Berry’s Dadpod returns for a new season, where for over 2 years we’ve been celebrating all things parenthood. Now Dave’s daughter Evie, who inspired the podcast is a bit older, but there’s still more for us all to learn. That’s why the dadpod will be returning on Thursday 13th May with some very special guests talking all about fatherhood and giving Dave their best dadvice!
David Lammy, MP for Tottenham, Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice and father of 3, joins Dave for this episode of his Dadpod. David talks about why he loves having a big family, what Christmas is like in the Lammy household and the importance of Tottenham Hotspurs to him and his kids. When trying to explain how he balances work and fatherhood, David gets interrupted in spectacular fashion as he chats to Dave from the House of Commons. David also considers the huge impact his mother had on him as a parent and he explains why adopting his daughter 6 years ago was the most important thing their family has ever done. You can follow David at: https://twitter.com/DavidLammy You can find more information about adoption at: https://www.coram.org.uk/
Ben Shephard, TV presenter, journalist, quiz master and father of 2, joins Dave Berry for this episode of his Dadpod. Ben explains why he loves that his teenage sons are now old enough to beat him at golf and outpace him on runs. He remembers when his son won the jackpot on Tipping Point, and a particularly hilarious story when he tried to give his wife the morning off parenting duties and it all went wrong. Ben also considers the importance of instilling a charitable ethos in his kids and the challenge of bringing the - often gloomy - news to the nation and then having to raise children in that world. You can follow Ben at: https://www.instagram.com/benshephardofficial/
Tyson Fury, the world heavyweight champion and father of 5, joins Dave Berry for this episode of his Dadpod. He took a moment out of his intense training camp to chat to Dave about fatherhood, and how he manages to balance being a dad and the Gypsy King. Plus he talks about what it’s like sharing his sporting success with his dad in his corner, why it’s important to keep in touch with your inner child and whether he wants to see his kids take up boxing. You can follow Tyson at: https://www.instagram.com/gypsyking101/ Tyson’s new book, The Furious Method: Transform Your Mind, Body and Goals, is out now.
Joe Swash, a soapstar, King of the Jungle, ice skating champion, tv personality and father of 4 boys, joins Dave Berry for his Dadpod. Joe talks about his love of being a father to a new-born again, now being part of a children’s TV show he grew up with, Thomas the Tank Engine, plus, Joe tells Dave about his gamechanging bit of Dadvice, the ‘lucky dip’. Joe also discusses what it’s been like navigating a parental role in a blended family with the sons of his partner, Stacey, and what he learnt from his father who sadly passed away when he was 11. You can follow Joe at: https://www.instagram.com/realjoeswashy/
Howard Donald, a member of Britain’s biggest ever boy band, Take That, and father of 4, joins Dave Berry in this episode of his Dadpod. Howard explains why he took to reading children’s stories on Instagram during lockdown, what it’s like performing when his kids are in the crowd along with tens of thousands of others, plus he reveals which member of Take That is his 3-year old’s favourite. Howard opens up to Dave about his guilt over fatherhood, the difficulties of being an older dad and how he managed to juggle touring with Take That and being a father. You can follow Howard at: https://www.instagram.com/howarddonald/
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