A Care for the Family podcast for all dads and father figures

Dads talk too! The Dad Cave Podcast discusses fatherhood in its varying forms and unpacks some of the things that often just don’t get talked about. 

 

You can stream each episode below, listen on Spotify or watch on our YouTube channel.

  • Letting go of our children | The Dad Cave Podcast - Episode 12

    Robin Vincent, Chief Executive of Care for the Family, joins Mark and Stephen to talk about his children leaving home and how to let go of our children as they grow into adults.

  • Becoming a single dad | The Dad Cave Podcast - Episode 11

    Rich Muller opens up about how life changed when he became a single dad and talks about the struggles and loneliness of parenting alone.

  • How do you cope when you've become a dad for the first time? | The Dad Cave Podcast - Episode 10

    Only a few months into fatherhood, Dan Ridgeon joins Stephen and Mark as they chat about the overwhelming experience of becoming a dad.

  • Talking to a world record holder about dads, father figures, and swimming the English Channel | The Dad Cave Podcast - Episode 9

    Talking to a world record holder about dads, father figures, and swimming the English Channel Tom Gregory, the youngest person to ever swim the English Channel is in The Dad Cave. Tom is also the author of A Boy in the Water, winner of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2018.

  • How do I parent when I struggle with my mental health? | The Dad Cave Podcast - Episode 8

    In this episode, Mark and Stephen are joined by Adam Hewlett as they talk about what it’s like to be a dad when you struggle with mental health and how our wellbeing affects us in the way we parent our children.

  • Tips for adoptive parents and how to navigate the journey as a family | The Dad Cave Podcast - Episode 7

    Dad of two, Oli Proctor, joins Mark and Stephen as they look at what it’s like to be a dad raising adoptive children, the ups and downs of the journey and finding ways to share the adoption story as a family.

  • Talking to our kids about race and parenting in a mixed race family | The Dad Podcast - Episode 6

    Mark and Stephen are joined by Ugo Eboh as they discuss what it’s like to be a dad raising kids in a mixed-race family, the importance of talking to our children about race, and celebrating different cultural identities.

  • Rob Parsons gives tips on juggling life's responsibilities | The Dad Cave Podcast - Episode 5

    Mark and Stephen are joined by Founder and Chairman of Care for the Family, Rob Parsons. They discuss the busyness of life and whether it’s ever possible to get a balance between all those things we have to juggle in life. Rob shares lessons he learnt when his children were small and when he had a demanding job as a lawyer, as well as wisdom gathered from over thirty years of working alongside families.

  • Building relationships with our kids through common interests | The Dad Cave Podcast - Episode 4

    Dad of four boys, Andy Packett, is our guest for this episode of The Dad Cave. He joins Mark and Stephen as they look at dads and hobbies, and why cultivating common interests with your children can be a great benefit to family life.

  • Dan shares his experiences of being a stay-at-home dad | The Dad Cave Podcast - Episode 3

    Only a few months into fatherhood, Dan Ridgeon joins Stephen and Mark as they chat about the overwhelming experience of becoming a dad.

  • Claire joins the guys to discuss a dad's role in the family | The Dad Cave Podcast - Episode 2

    Mark and Stephen are joined by guest Claire Burton, from the Kitchen Table Project, to discuss a dad’s role in the family. They consider whether dads are a ‘support act’ or ‘equal billing’ when it comes to family life.

  • What does it mean to be a dad in 2021? | The Dad Cave Podcast - Episode 1

    In this episode, Mark and Stephen take a look at what it means to be a father in this day and age and discuss the question, ‘Is this a golden age for dads or is this a time of crisis?’

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