6 episodes

Produced by MR PORTER and Radio Wolfgang, this documentary series explores contemporary masculinity, through the eyes of fathers and their sons. From funny and inspiring to thought-provoking and poignant stories, we celebrate the multifaceted nature of fatherhood, focusing on the highs and lows of birth, death, love, money, health and inheritance.

Mr Porter | Fathers and Sons Radio Wolfgang

    • Personal Journals
    • 4.9, 9 Ratings

Produced by MR PORTER and Radio Wolfgang, this documentary series explores contemporary masculinity, through the eyes of fathers and their sons. From funny and inspiring to thought-provoking and poignant stories, we celebrate the multifaceted nature of fatherhood, focusing on the highs and lows of birth, death, love, money, health and inheritance.

    006 – The Change

    006 – The Change

    How does a father support his teenage child’s transition to becoming a man? From testosterone injections to reconstructive surgery, this story follows a father’s unwavering support as he helps guide his son in his new gender.



    https://radiowolfgang.com

    • 36 min
    005 – The Barbershop

    005 – The Barbershop

    A trip to the barbers is about more than just a haircut. This episode offers an insight into this all-male hub, the pleasures and the pressures of fatherhood and what it means to be a man, all from the barber’s chair.



    https://radiowolfgang.com

    • 25 min
    004 – The Lesson

    004 – The Lesson

    "In art learn life, in life learn art”. Meet 'The Piano Doctor’, Rolf Dragstra, a third generation piano tuner, who is passing the skill on to his son Ellis. But for Ellis is this a welcome inheritance or a daunting prospect?



    https://radiowolfgang.com

    • 24 min
    003 – The Date

    003 – The Date

    ‘Wilfully old-fashioned, divorced father of three seeks blissfully happy, single life.’ James, fifty-two, finds himself reluctantly thrust into his very own real-life romantic comedy, when his son Jack, puts him on Tinder.



    https://radiowolfgang.com

    • 30 min
    002 – The Factory

    002 – The Factory

    Growing up Nick assumed he'd become the fifth generation to take over the family-run scissor factory in Sheffield. But fate, economics and a father-son power struggle collude to make the journey less easy than he'd imagined.



    https://radiowolfgang.com/s/fathers-and-sons/the-factory

    • 26 min
    001 – The Captain

    001 – The Captain

    Being a role model to a teenage boy is never easy. It’s even harder when you’re facing an aggressive form of cancer. Meet Dominic Manley and his teenage son, Finn, as they attempt to navigate through uncharted waters.



    https://radiowolfgang.com/

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

GemmaHat ,

Beautifully told

Very well written documentary stories, all with their own tone and character. Beautifully told, no narration required.

JakAFord ,

This is podcast of the year for a reason!

Such interesting characters and story telling. A genuinely original way of looking at modern masculinity. Each episode takes you into a unique world, from scissor makers to piano tuners, all while painting a picture of the relationships between father and son. It's beautifully crafted, the sound design immerses you in their world and takes you on a journey. Highly recommended.

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