Podcasts for dads who don’t want to be bored.

FOR YOUR FIRST EVER PODCAST
Serial


If you haven’t yet discovered podcasts (Dads are always out of touch, aren’t they?), then Serial is the place to start. Described as “the gateway” podcast to podcast land, this gripping series hosted by investigative journalist Sarah Koenig is as good as it gets - and then there’s S-Town to look forward to. Let your podcast journey begin.

FOR FIELDING SCIENCE QUESTIONS
The Infinite Monkey Cage


Why are teenagers so teenagery? Is there a science to magic? Are we actually living in the Matrix? Why do farts smell? These are the sort of questions that all half-decent dads should know the answers to, and where better find them than on award-winning podcast, The Infinite Monkey? Hosted by physicist Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince, this podcast combines science and humour with the all approachability of the very finest old man.

FOR A MUCH-NEEDED LAUGH
My Dad Wrote a Porno


A podcast in which Jamie Morton and his friends read the dirty book his dad wrote, ‘My Dad Wrote a Porno’ is perfect the escapism for any father caught between work and family pressures and in need of an easy laugh. Pure comedy gold.

FOR THE ULTIMATE PUB CHAT
The Big Interview


No, not the one you are quietly panicking about at 3am as you rock a screaming baby. The podcast. The one where top notch journalist, Graham Hunter, interviews all the biggest names in football, one-on-one. According to one listener, it’s like listening to two mates chat over a pint – but better.

FOR WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A MAN
Fathers and Sons


Produced by MR PORTER and Radio Wolfgang, this documentary series explores contemporary masculinity through the eyes of fathers and their sons, with thought-provoking stories from a variety of perspectives and life situations. Fascinating.

FOR A SNEAKY SPORTS UPDATE
Sunday Supplement by Sky Sports


Tune out of family life and into some of the nation’s finest football writers, including the likes of Martin Samuel, Henry Winter and Oliver Holt, who discuss and dissect the burning issues of the beautiful game.

FOR HONEST CHAT ABOUT MODERN FATHERHOOD
The Good, The Dad and The Ugly: The Fatherhood Podcast


Join three hapless dads as they try to navigate the unpredictable and often choppy waters of fatherhood. Expect honest, funny and horribly familiar anecdotes about modern fatherhood in all its festival-going, beer drinking, sleep training glory.

FOR FIRST TIME DADS
First Time Dads


Two first time dads - Daily Mirror journalists Richard Innes and Steve Myall - discuss the joys, challenges and general lunacy of raising children in the modern age, with topics covering everything from shared parental leave to online parenting. Dads, you are not alone.

May 2018