6 episodes

Winner of Best Comedy at the 2018 Australian Podcast Awards, CHILDPROOF is an unproduced TV sitcom written by Tony Martin and Sarina Rowell. The six episodes were performed live at the 2017 Melbourne Fringe by Tony Martin, Geraldine Quinn, Roz Hammond, Andrew McClelland, Damian Cowell, Cristina Laria, Djovan Caro and Lachy Hulme, with a gaggle of guests, narration by Jay Mueller and audio production by Matt Dower. It concerns those controversial types, the ‘childfree by choice’. They’ve been called ‘selfish’, ‘immature’, ‘unfulfilled’ and even ‘unAustralian’ – by their own families! Out of step with a world that exalts the traditional family unit above all else, Ian and Jennifer are also battling extinction in their workplaces – commercial radio and book publishing. Contains foul language. Not suitable for children.

CHILDPROOF: Tony Martin & Geraldine Quinn Tony Martin, Sarina Rowell, pots n pans productions and Bad Producer

    • Comedy
    • 4.7 • 263 Ratings

Winner of Best Comedy at the 2018 Australian Podcast Awards, CHILDPROOF is an unproduced TV sitcom written by Tony Martin and Sarina Rowell. The six episodes were performed live at the 2017 Melbourne Fringe by Tony Martin, Geraldine Quinn, Roz Hammond, Andrew McClelland, Damian Cowell, Cristina Laria, Djovan Caro and Lachy Hulme, with a gaggle of guests, narration by Jay Mueller and audio production by Matt Dower. It concerns those controversial types, the ‘childfree by choice’. They’ve been called ‘selfish’, ‘immature’, ‘unfulfilled’ and even ‘unAustralian’ – by their own families! Out of step with a world that exalts the traditional family unit above all else, Ian and Jennifer are also battling extinction in their workplaces – commercial radio and book publishing. Contains foul language. Not suitable for children.

    Episode 6 - Baby Fever

    Episode 6 - Baby Fever

    Ian and Jennifer assist with a home birth and, with their jobs in jeopardy, consider a lucrative offer to become surrogate parents.

    • 30 min
    Episode 5 - The Cat’s Pajamas

    Episode 5 - The Cat’s Pajamas

    Ian and Jennifer get a cat and become even more obsessive than the baby-mad parents they so frequently mock. 

    • 28 min
    Episode 4 - Child Labour

    Episode 4 - Child Labour

    Ian finds himself competing with the work experience kid, while Jennifer pretends to have a foster child in order to reap the benefits at work. 

    • 31 min
    Episode 3 - A Long Weekend

    Episode 3 - A Long Weekend

    Ian and Jennifer are forced to look after three young children over a long and increasingly disastrous Anzac Day weekend. 

    • 31 min
    Episode 2 - In the Vichysoisse

    Episode 2 - In the Vichysoisse

    Ian and Jennifer become the public face of ‘child-hating’ after an incident with a screaming child at a restaurant propels them onto the front pages.

    • 27 min
    Episode 1 - Bring the Kids

    Episode 1 - Bring the Kids

    Ian and Jennifer, a happily childfree couple, don’t fit in at work, where family values are ascendant, or at home, where all their friends are having kids.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
263 Ratings

263 Ratings

Cardinal Chunder ,

Takes me back to Old Time Radio

A modern story voice acted beautifully, the humour is timed spot on.
I’ve kept this on my phone because it’s very re listenable

pcporn ,

So entertaining

So I’ve listened to it 3 times and will probably listen again. There is so much more you pick up on each listen.
I have one plea/question
Can you please do more?
Thank you for the outtakes at the end as well.
Brilliant
5 stars

VeroniqueMelbourne ,

Love from the audience

I was there in the live audience and had a blast laughing along to this relatable content! Hope there’s more to follow and hopefully a TV series too? Congrats on a great show.

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