41 episodes

Powerful stories about how we treat women who don't have kids.

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    • 4.9 • 11 Ratings

Powerful stories about how we treat women who don't have kids.

    A Christmas Carol, Holly, and Mary.

    A Christmas Carol, Holly, and Mary.

    After her recent break-up, Sally has had a difficult Christmas.  The last thing she needs is stranger danger in the form of Christmas past, present, and future. 
     
    Carol was played by Isaura Barbé-Brown.
    Holly was played by Laura Bay.
    Mary was played by Polly Kemp.
    The train manager was played by Kwame Darko.
    Sally was played by Zara Day.
    The episode was written and directed by Mark Heywood.

    • 41 min
    Episode 37 - Carly

    Episode 37 - Carly

    On the red carpet, in front of the world’s press, Carly is asked an extremely intrusive question before seeking sanctuary in a toilet cubicle.
    Carly was played by Evan Walker. The episode was written by Helen Cattle and directed by Mark Heywood.

    • 7 min
    Episode 36 - Helena

    Episode 36 - Helena

    Helena tries to give some advice to a younger acupuncturist and ends up reflecting on her own decision about motherhood and all the patients she’s helped to get pregnant.
    Helena was played by Olu Adaeze. The episode was written by Anna Bernard and directed by Mark Heywood.

    • 12 min
    Episode 35 - Roz

    Episode 35 - Roz

    As she waits for the results of her disciplinary hearing, police officer Roz reflects on how the decision will influence her ability to be a mother.
    Roz was played by Sarah Sharman. The episode was written by Dee Chilton and directed by Mark Heywood.

    • 12 min
    Episode 34 - Ellie

    Episode 34 - Ellie

    Ellie riffs on free school meals for hungry kids at a spoken word performance night. As she does she argues that whether you have kids or not, none of them should go hungry.
    Ellie was played by Lauryn Redding. The episode was written by Aoife Smyth and directed by Mark Heywood.

    • 6 min
    Episode 33 - Juliana

    Episode 33 - Juliana

    After an encounter with yet another internet troll, Juliana reflects on the reality of being a young white Afrikaner.
    Juliana was played by Saria Steyl. The episode was written and directed by Mark Heywood.

    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Geriatric Mother ,

Love these stories!

Thank you for shedding light on an awkward subject. I remember being asked/harassed starting at 30 years old when my husband and I were going to have children. We married ‘late’ at 26/27 and it wasn’t until ten years later that our first child was born. Parenthood isn’t for everyone. It is difficult and does not come with instructions. I’m grateful we had ten years of getting to know each other, travel and mature to welcome her into the world.

Samandthepuppies ,

Thank you

I finally feel seen. Thank you

esbright ,

Thought-provoking

Really great podcast with interesting characters, brilliantly portrayed by some wonderful actors. Started listening from Episode 10 - Stacey which was brilliant, now working backwards!

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