34 episodes

Funny people talk about having children.

"A frank, fearless and funny guide to parenting" The Guardian.

Comedians, actors, writers and other interesting people talk about the emotional impact of having children and how it has altered the relationships with their partners, families, careers and sense of self.

Presented by writer and podcaster Sophie Black who, in a former life, performed sketch comedy at the Edinburgh Festival and on TV. Now she produces several regular podcast series including Nick Clegg's Anger Management and lives in South London with two toddlers and a fully grown adult.

Artwork by Henry Petrides

Music by Komiku

The Trap Door The Trap Door

    • Comedy
    • 5.0 • 5 Ratings

Funny people talk about having children.

"A frank, fearless and funny guide to parenting" The Guardian.

Comedians, actors, writers and other interesting people talk about the emotional impact of having children and how it has altered the relationships with their partners, families, careers and sense of self.

Presented by writer and podcaster Sophie Black who, in a former life, performed sketch comedy at the Edinburgh Festival and on TV. Now she produces several regular podcast series including Nick Clegg's Anger Management and lives in South London with two toddlers and a fully grown adult.

Artwork by Henry Petrides

Music by Komiku

    The Trap Door - Isy Suttie

    The Trap Door - Isy Suttie

    Sophie talks to comedian and actress Isy Suttie about ludicrously big hospital bags, sleep deprivation and discovering that everyone has their crunch points...
    Isy is best known for playing Dobby in Peep Show but has appeared in numerous shows on TV and radio including Skins, Man Down and Damned.  Her book The Actual One was published in 2017 and she's currently writing a novel. 

    • 1 hr
    The Trap Door - Isabel Fay

    The Trap Door - Isabel Fay

    Sophie talks to comedy writer and performer Isabel Fay about caesareans, wet and dry vacuum hoovers and taking pregnancy tests while drunk.
    Isabel writes lots of kids TV shows including all 5 series of CBBC's BAFTA winning Class Dismissed, Dennis the Menace Unleashed, The Furchester Hotel, Waffle the Wonder Dog and Swashbuckle.

    • 56 min
    The Trap Door - Jen Brister

    The Trap Door - Jen Brister

    Sophie talks to stand-up comedian and writer Jen Brister about IVF, being the 'non biological' parent and soft play hell.
    Jen is a stand up comedian who has performed her comedy around the world from Edinburgh to Melbourne.  She's appeared in Live at the Apollo and supported Frankie Boyle on his tour in 2018.  Her first book The Other Mother was published in 2019.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    The Trap Door - Andy Nyman

    The Trap Door - Andy Nyman

    Sophie talks to actor, writer, director and magician Andy Nyman about respecting your kids, the perils of iPads and mean kids...
    Andy's credits include the films Death at a Funeral, Severance and Ghost Stories.  He has worked extensively with Derren Brown and has appeared in numerous TV and stage shows - most recently starring as Tevye in the  critically acclaimed Fiddler on the Roof.

    • 55 min
    The Trap Door - Colin Hoult

    The Trap Door - Colin Hoult

    Sophie talks to actor and comedian Colin Hoult about going from one child to two, the benefits of meditation and adapting the classics for a young audience...
    Colin Hoult has written and performed in numerous successful Edinburgh comedy shows including Carnival of Monsters and Anna Mann: A Sketch Show for Depressives.  He's appeared in lots of telly including Being Human, Life is Short, Russell Howard's Good News and Harry Hill's TV Burp.

    • 39 min
    The Trap Door - Anna Mann

    The Trap Door - Anna Mann

    As a special Christmas treat, Sophie talks to self proclaimed star of stage and screen Anna Mann.  Anna talks about the usual: hunchback daughters, teaching your baby Shakespeare and twixt the legs slings.
    Co-produced by Colin Hoult.

    • 34 min

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Great honest funny chatting about parenting. Deals with issues that (some) friends (esp female!) will tend to gloss over and make you feel like you’re the only one going through.

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