Dave Berry recently became a father for the first time, which is why he wanted to create a place for all people to come and celebrate the wonderful, exciting, sometimes scary, but absolute joy of fatherhood!
Join Absolute Radio's Dave Berry as he chats to a different guest each episode to talk about all things involved in being a dad, sharing their experiences of fatherhood (or motherhood in some guests' cases), their relationship with their own fathers, as well gathering some advice (or 'Dad-vice') along the way.
Ben Shephard, TV presenter, journalist, quiz master and father of 2, joins Dave Berry for this episode of his Dadpod.
Ben explains why he loves that his teenage sons are now old enough to beat him at golf and outpace him on runs. He remembers when his son won the jackpot on Tipping Point, and a particularly hilarious story when he tried to give his wife the morning off parenting duties and it all went wrong.
Ben also considers the importance of instilling a charitable ethos in his kids and the challenge of bringing the - often gloomy - news to the nation and then having to raise children in that world.
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Tyson Fury, the world heavyweight champion and father of 5, joins Dave Berry for this episode of his Dadpod.
He took a moment out of his intense training camp to chat to Dave about fatherhood, and how he manages to balance being a dad and the Gypsy King.
Plus he talks about what it’s like sharing his sporting success with his dad in his corner, why it’s important to keep in touch with your inner child and whether he wants to see his kids take up boxing.
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Tyson’s new book, The Furious Method: Transform Your Mind, Body and Goals, is out now.
Joe Swash, a soapstar, King of the Jungle, ice skating champion, tv personality and father of 4 boys, joins Dave Berry for his Dadpod.
Joe talks about his love of being a father to a new-born again, now being part of a children’s TV show he grew up with, Thomas the Tank Engine, plus, Joe tells Dave about his gamechanging bit of Dadvice, the ‘lucky dip’.
Joe also discusses what it’s been like navigating a parental role in a blended family with the sons of his partner, Stacey, and what he learnt from his father who sadly passed away when he was 11.
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Howard Donald, a member of Britain’s biggest ever boy band, Take That, and father of 4, joins Dave Berry in this episode of his Dadpod. Howard explains why he took to reading children’s stories on Instagram during lockdown, what it’s like performing when his kids are in the crowd along with tens of thousands of others, plus he reveals which member of Take That is his 3-year old’s favourite.
Howard opens up to Dave about his guilt over fatherhood, the difficulties of being an older dad and how he managed to juggle touring with Take That and being a father.
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Jeff Brazier, television presenter, author, life coach, football pundit and father of 2, joins Dave Berry on his Dadpod. Jeff explains how his family used lockdown to become closer, how he managed to look after himself, as well as his kids, following the loss of his sons’ mother, plus how he addresses his relationship with his father that he never knew.
Jeff comes armed with tonnes of dadvice after 20 years in the parenting game. Find out why he thinks parenting teenagers is like being in the final rounds of the Apprentice, and why being a father is a lot like being a football coach!
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Here’s a link to find out more about Jeff’s book, The Grief Survival Guide:
Dave Berry's Dadpod Returns!
Dave Berry's daughter Evie is now a little older, which means so is the Dadpod! After a first season in which brand new Dad, Dave Berry, gathered invaluable dadvice from the likes of Tim Minchin, Emma Willis, Chris Kamara, Rob Beckett and more, Dave has a new set of challenges as a parent. His daughter has started walking and talking, so he needs some more help - cue Dadpod Season 2!
Dave Berry's Dadpod is back by popular demand with new episodes and a range of parenting guests, weekly from November 5th!