23 episodes

How do we raise our kids with joy and wonder in uncertain and – let’s face it – increasingly bleak times?
This is the question explored in weekly podcast Brown Baby, hosted by writer (and dad of two) Nikesh Shukla. Inspired by his forthcoming memoir, Brown Baby: A Memoir of Race, Family and Home, each week Nikesh invites fellow parents of brown babies - writers, musicians, chefs, comedians, actors and more - to talk about their parenting journeys and the highs and lows they’ve experienced along the way.
A frank, funny and poignant look at parenting, Brown Baby will spark honest, self-effacing conversation about how we tell our kids about the world. Featuring parenting fails, plus the best (and worst) advice Nikesh and his guests have ever received, this is the comforting, uplifting podcast for anyone who’s ever found themselves searching for answers in a sleep-deprived Google hole.
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    • 4.2 • 67 Ratings

How do we raise our kids with joy and wonder in uncertain and – let’s face it – increasingly bleak times?
This is the question explored in weekly podcast Brown Baby, hosted by writer (and dad of two) Nikesh Shukla. Inspired by his forthcoming memoir, Brown Baby: A Memoir of Race, Family and Home, each week Nikesh invites fellow parents of brown babies - writers, musicians, chefs, comedians, actors and more - to talk about their parenting journeys and the highs and lows they’ve experienced along the way.
A frank, funny and poignant look at parenting, Brown Baby will spark honest, self-effacing conversation about how we tell our kids about the world. Featuring parenting fails, plus the best (and worst) advice Nikesh and his guests have ever received, this is the comforting, uplifting podcast for anyone who’s ever found themselves searching for answers in a sleep-deprived Google hole.
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    Season 2 Episode 6: Meredith Broussard and Your Own Minecraft Server

    Season 2 Episode 6: Meredith Broussard and Your Own Minecraft Server

    This week's guest is Meredith Broussard. Data journalist Meredith Broussard is an associate professor at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute of New York University, research director at the NYU Alliance for Public Interest Technology, and the author of “Artificial Unintelligence: How Computers Misunderstand the World.” Her academic research focuses on artificial intelligence in investigative reporting and ethical AI, with a particular interest in using data analysis for social good. She appeared in the 2020 documentary Coded Bias, all about the coded gaze in technology.
    This is a podcast about parenting. It asks the question how do we raise our kids to be joyful in bleak times that make us so sad and angry. Each week, I invite a parent on to chat to me about their parenting journeys, how they’re navigating these tricky times with their kids, how to have big important conversations and how to still have fun and enjoy the world. This is a hopeful podcast about parenting. It’s inspired by my memoir, Brown Baby: A Memoir Of Race Family And Home, which has been out since February this year. I hope you have a copy.
    Buy Artificial Unintelligence here: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/246/9780262537018
    Buy Brown Baby here: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/246/9781529032918
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    • 50 min
    Season 2 Episode 5: Tahmima Anam And Scary Dads

    Season 2 Episode 5: Tahmima Anam And Scary Dads

    This week I talk to the incredible author Tahmima Anam. Tahmima is the author of four novels. Her most recent one, The Startup Wife, is a hilarious skewering of the sexism of the tech industry. It follows Asha Ray, the inventor of a new utopian app, who soon finds herself sidelined in her own work, and starts to wonder why. Tahmima is such a lovely, funny, brilliant warm person to talk to. We talk about letting our kids use tablets, if they understand what we do for a living and the tech industry’s problem with women. It’s a great fun chat.
    This is a podcast about parenting. It asks the question how do we raise our kids to be joyful in bleak times that make us so sad and angry. Each week, I invite a parent on to chat to me about their parenting journeys, how they’re navigating these tricky times with their kids, how to have big important conversations and how to still have fun and enjoy the world. This is a hopeful podcast about parenting. It’s inspired by my memoir, Brown Baby: A Memoir Of Race Family And Home, which has been out since February this year. I hope you have a copy.
    Buy The Startup Wife here: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/246/9781838852481
    Buy Brown Baby here: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/246/9781529032918
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    • 55 min
    Season 2 Episode 4: Andi Oliver And Dancing In Your Kitchen

    Season 2 Episode 4: Andi Oliver And Dancing In Your Kitchen

    Welcome to season 2 episode 4 of Brown Baby podcast. I am your host Nikesh Shukla. I’m a dad of two, the author of the memoir Brown Baby and a man who hasn’t touched his duolingo app in months. I’ll never learn Spanish. This week’s guest is Andi Oliver. We speak about her relationship with her daughter, Miquita Oliver, about her childhood, and her parents, and about the importance of food.Award winning TV Chef and Broadcaster Andi Oliver enjoys a rich & varied career, with food and music being at the forefront throughout. Andi is a regular face on screen – Host of the BBC’s Great British Menu, Host of Sky Arts Live Book Club, Host of C4’s Beat the Chef, and Food Unwrapped and a contributing chef and host on Saturday Kitchen.I am doing London Podcast Festival on Saturday 4th Septembe at 10.30am. T My guest is Himesh Patel. We’ll be catching up on nearly a year of parenthood from him. Tickets: https://www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on/comedy/brown-baby-podcast/Buy Brown Baby: A Memoir Of Race Family And Home: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/246/9781529032918Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/brown-baby.
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    • 51 min
    Season 2 Episode 3: Sarfraz Manzoor And The Lighter Side

    Season 2 Episode 3: Sarfraz Manzoor And The Lighter Side

    Welcome to the Brown Baby podcast;This week’s guest is the journalist Sarfraz Manzoor.Sarfraz is the author of the recently released book, They: What Muslims and Non-Muslims Get Wrong About Each Other, where he goes journeys around Britain in search of the roots of this division - from the fear that Islam promotes violence, to the suspicion that Muslims wish to live segregated lives, to the belief that Islam is fundamentally misogynistic.The Bruce Springsteen obsessed journalist is also the author of Greetings From Bury Park, his memoir about growing up in Luton and being obsessed with The Boss. He worked on the adaptation Blinded By The Light, which just hit streamers, if you want a warm listen. Hey look, he was one of the first people to write about my work and I respect him greatly. Even if, during the conversation, he questions the mantle he wears, I respect his work and what he ahs carved out and the space he has made. We speak about kids and technology, what musical instruments they shouldn’t learn, how to have difficult conversations, whether the world is as bleak as I describe or a more hopefully place, and how anguished I am! Its an illuminating chat, one that has definitely made me see the world in a new light.This is a podcast about parenting. It asks the question how do we raise our kids to be joyful in bleak times that make us so sad and angry. Each week, I invite a parent on to chat to me about their parenting journeys, how they’re navigating these tricky times with their kids, how to have big important conversations and how to still have fun and enjoy the world. This is a hopeful podcast about parenting. It’s inspired by my memoir, Brown Baby: A Memoir Of Race Family And Home, which has been out since February this year. I hope you have a copy!Buy Sarfraz's book: They: What Muslims and Non-Muslims Get Wrong About Each Other Here is a link to a bookshop.org affiliate shop where you can buy all the books from previous guests: https://uk.bookshop.org/lists/brown-baby-podcast-guestsBrown Baby: A Memoir Of Race, Family And Home: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/246/9781529032918Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/brown-babySupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/brown-baby.
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Season 2 Episode 2: Ben Bailey-Smith And Shouting Out PC World

    Season 2 Episode 2: Ben Bailey-Smith And Shouting Out PC World

    Welcome to season 2 episode 2 of Brown Baby podcast. I am your host, Nikesh Shukla. This week's guest: Ben Bailey Smith. The rapper, the actor the writer. Known as Doc Brown, Ben has been a legend on the rap scene, an actor popping up in places like Law and Order UK, Des The Split and Four O Clock Club. He is a stand up. And now a writer of hilarious kids books like the recently released Something I Said, a hilarious book where or thirteen-year-old Carmichael Taylor, life is one big joke - in a good way. He just can't understand why no one else seems to find everything as funny as he does.
    This is a podcast about parenting. It asks the question how do we raise our kids to be joyful in bleak times that make us so sad and angry. Each week, I invite a parent on to chat to me about their parenting journeys, how they’re navigating these tricky times with their kids, how to have big important conversations and how to still have fun and enjoy the world. This is a hopeful podcast about parenting. It’s inspired by my memoir, Brown Baby: A Memoir Of Race Family And Home, which has been out since February this year. I hope you have a copy!
    Here is a link to a bookshop.org affiliate shop where you can buy all the books from previous guests: https://uk.bookshop.org/lists/brown-baby-podcast-guests
    Brown Baby: A Memoir Of Race, Family And Home: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/246/9781529032918
    Something I Said: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/246/9781526628688
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    • 58 min
    Season 2 Episode 1: Shobna Gulati And Football Team Crises

    Season 2 Episode 1: Shobna Gulati And Football Team Crises

    Welcome to season 2 episode 1 of Brown Baby podcast. This week's guest is actress and writer, Shobna Gulati. She is best known for dinnerladies, for Coronation Street, Loose Women, Celebrity Masterchef, and many more. She also wrote a memoir that came out this year called Remember Me?, which is a beautiful and sad book about losing a parent to dementia based on her experiences caring for her mother, who died in 2019.[9] During publicity interviews for the book, Gulati revealed that she had contracted Coronavirus earlier in 2020. We talk about her son finding his way in the world, the act of remembering for memoir, telling our children stories and what football team her son is allowed to support. It’s a soulful chat that we recorded over zoom early this year.
    This is a podcast about parenting. It asks the question how do we raise our kids to be joyful in bleak times that make us so sad and angry. Each week, I invite a parent on to chat to me about their parenting journeys, how they’re navigating these tricky times with their kids, how to have big important conversations and how to still have fun and enjoy the world. This is a hopeful podcast about parenting. It’s inspired by my memoir, Brown Baby: A Memoir Of Race Family And Home, which has been out since February this year. I hope you have a copy!
    Here is a link to a bookshop.org affiliate shop where you can buy all the books from previous guests: https://uk.bookshop.org/lists/brown-baby-podcast-guests
    Brown Baby: A Memoir Of Race, Family And Home: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/246/9781529032918
    Remember Me: Discovering My Mother As She Lost Her Memory by Shobna Gulati: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/246/9781788402477
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    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
67 Ratings

67 Ratings

Shuck5 ,

Good idea

This is a really excellent idea for podcast. The people brought on for interview are really interesting. But the host speaks too much.

Rsj85 ,

Nourishing and sweet

In about 7 years of being a mama/mama to be, I’ve never felt more seen or held than by this podcast and of course the book!

Nina Radio Tapes ,

Love the show

This show is refreshing and honest!
Also a great extension to the book Brown Baby. Great!

thanks for fixing the sound levels too! : )

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