6 episodes

New dads, this one’s for you. Brought to you by Movember, and hosted by fresh-to-fatherhood Raph, Dad in Progress is a deep-dive into the challenges, life changes and joys of new-dad life. Join Raph, his mates, experts and celebrities on the journey of a Dad in Progress.

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    • Mental Health
    • 4.7 • 6 Ratings

New dads, this one’s for you. Brought to you by Movember, and hosted by fresh-to-fatherhood Raph, Dad in Progress is a deep-dive into the challenges, life changes and joys of new-dad life. Join Raph, his mates, experts and celebrities on the journey of a Dad in Progress.

    EP 5: Your Other Job

    EP 5: Your Other Job

    Juggling work with a baby is tough. Even when you plan childcare, you always have to expect the unexpected.
    And all of sudden your expenses shoot up, your family's income goes down and you've got more people relying on you.
    In the final episode of Dad In Progress, I want to find out how other dads do it.
    How does your relationship to your job change after having kids, and what steps can we take to look after ourselves?
    This episode we talk to:
    · Aaron Gocs
    · Blake Woodward
    · Prof Richard Fletcher
    · Sam Perry

    For more information about the series and a bunch of useful links visit movember.com/dadinprogress

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    • 23 min
    EP 4: Sex, Love And Sleep Deprivation

    EP 4: Sex, Love And Sleep Deprivation

    There's nothing like having a baby to totally upend your relationship. What do you do when you're sleep-deprived, lost in a sea of nappies and bottles, and the one person you used to turn to suddenly has other things on their mind.
    I was told that after having kids, the sex would dry up. What I wasn't ready for was how much more would change about my relationship. So how do we maintain a healthy relationship with our partners through all the madness of raising a baby?
    This episode we talk to:
    · Archie Thompson
    · Elly Taylor
    · Sam Perry
    · Tom & Rachel

    For more information about the series and a bunch of useful links visit movember.com/dadinprogress

    • 28 min
    EP 3: The Hardest Thing You'll Ever Do

    EP 3: The Hardest Thing You'll Ever Do

    This episode, I want to talk about when times get tough.
    It's a cliché but it's true - a lot of men bottle up their feelings and they don't talk about how hard being a parent really is. But what happens when things turn from difficult to frightening, or too insurmountable? What do we do if depression or anxiety sets in?
    This episode we talk to:
    · Archie Thompson
    · Dr Bronwyn Leigh
    · Peter Burge

    If you think that you are not in a good headspace visit movember.com/dadinprogress for a bunch of helpful links as well as information on the rest of the series.

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    • 20 min
    EP 2: What Happened To All My Mates

    EP 2: What Happened To All My Mates

    It's so hard to keep up with your mates as you get older; and with young kids? Forget about it. In this episode of Dad in Progress, we'll be talking about making friends and how to keep them. How to be a good mate, how to not drop off the planet when you have kids, and why it's important you make time to see your friends.

    This episode we talk to:
    · Osher Gunsburg
    · Tom Harkin
    · Richard Scott and Josie Sargent

    For more information about the series and a bunch of useful links visit movember.com/dadinprogress

    • 23 min
    EP 1: A Work In Progress

    EP 1: A Work In Progress

    My name is Raph Dixon. 11 months ago my daughter Tavi was born. It was on the drive home that I started thinking 'what do I do now'? How do I navigate the challenges of being a Dad in the 21st Century? The reality is, what it means to be a dad has changed, and it's kind of up to us to work it out. That's what this podcast is about. I'll be covering issues like, how do we keep our career on track while also being a present father. What do we do about our relationship and our sex life. How do I make sure I still have a social life? Basically, how to balance being a dad while making sure we're looking after ourselves. I'll be speaking to other dads, parenting experts, psychologists and some familiar voices to try and work it all out. Join me as I explore the challenges of being a Dad in the 21st Century.

    In this episode we talk to:
    · Clarke Gayford
    · Prof Richard Fletcher

    For more information about the series and a bunch of useful links visit movember.com/dadinprogress

    • 21 min
    Trailer

    Trailer

    How do you navigate the challenges of being a Dad in the 21st Century?
    The reality is, what it means to be a dad has changed, and it's kind of up to us to work it out.
    That's what this podcast is about.
    I'll be covering issues like, how do you keep our career on track while also being a present father. What do we do about our relationship and our sex life? How do I make sure I still have a social life?

    Basically, how to balance being a dad while making sure we're looking after ourselves. I'll be speaking to other dads, parenting experts, psychologists and some familiar voices like Aaron Gocs, Osher Gunsberg, Archie Thompson & Clarke Gayford to try and work it all out. Find out more at movember.com/dadinprogress and subscribe to the podcast.

    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

ihhecgijhedfu ,

Very relatable

Just about every single issue mentioed in the course of the six episodes is something that's come up in my life, and aside from some brief and furtuve conversations with other fathers they're not things I've generally heard spoken about. Looking forward to the next season!

Lockie2016 ,

Really enjoyed this, thanks Raph and team

When it kicked off with a “Raph” taking his “Tavi” back to Petersham, I thought “Nup this guy’s gonna be a bit cool for me and skinny jeans have never been a flattering fit” :) In reality, glad I got over myself. Raph does a tidy job of showing how the experience and challenges of becoming a dad are universal. Raph introduces a number of important things men need to be more thoughtful about - and make the step to confront these things in conversation with other men. Look forward to a second season where I hope some of these themes can be deeply explored (not to say the depth in this first season isn’t adequate as means to start these conversations). Thanks for your time and effort, really enjoyed listening.

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