16 episodes

Your letters to your daughters. What do you want them to know? What do they need to know? With Namulanta Kombo, winner of the BBC’s International Podcast Competition 2021.

Dear Daughter BBC World Service

    • Society & Culture
    • 3.0 • 55 Ratings

Your letters to your daughters. What do you want them to know? What do they need to know? With Namulanta Kombo, winner of the BBC’s International Podcast Competition 2021.

    Growing pains

    Growing pains

    Teenage conflict, pushing boundaries and the unexpected letter.
    “You won't understand why I seem to like being mean.”
    Angie writes to her daughter Kira about being the bad cop and not trying to win the nicest mummy competition.
    Episode 15 letter writer: Angie
    This is the final episode of the first season of #DearDaughter
    We hope you have been inspired to write your own letters. Please send them to us and we might be able to include them in future episodes.
    Go to bbcworldservice.com/deardaughter and click on “Send us your letters”.

    • 22 min
    I left for you

    I left for you

    Raquel left her children to work abroad, so she could give them a better life.
    “I still remember the pain.”
    Her daughter Alyssa shares her feelings about their years apart.
    Episode 14 letter writer: Raquel
    Please send Namulanta your letter. Go to www.bbcworldservice/deardaughter and click on “Send us your letter”.
    #DearDaughter

    • 25 min
    Birds and bees

    Birds and bees

    “Nothing is off limits.” Daisy on how she will talk to her daughter about sex: smashing taboos and overcoming old-fashioned attitudes.
    Episode 13 letter writer: Daisy
    Please send Namulanta your letter. Go to www.bbcworldservice/deardaughter and click on “Send us your letter”.
    #DearDaughter

    • 23 min
    Empty arms

    Empty arms

    Deborah writes letters to her daughter Sibby, who was stillborn at 40 weeks.
    “We were delighted to meet her, even though my heart was broken into a million pieces”.
    Please be aware that this episode discusses baby loss. If you have been affected by the issues in this episode, there are support charities in many countries or it may help to speak to a medical professional or someone you trust.
    Episode 12 letter writer: Deborah
    Send Namulanta your letter. Go to www.bbcworldservice.com/deardaughter and click on “Send us your letter”.
    #DearDaughter

    • 30 min
    The confidence of a cockroach

    The confidence of a cockroach

    “Jump off the dumpster of doubt!” Comedian Tumi Morake on challenging her fear of failure, what her daughter can learn from a cockroach, and why she should never feel too afraid to “jump, my baby, jump”. Tumi was the first African woman to have her own Netflix special, and the first woman to present Comedy Central Presents in Africa. She explains why overcoming self-doubt can lead to rewards and adventures.
    Episode 11 letter writer: Tumi
    Please send Namulanta your letter. Go to www.bbcworldservice.com/deardaughter and click on “Send us your letter”.
    #DearDaughter

    • 26 min
    Fly bird, fly

    Fly bird, fly

    “Learn something bigger.” Nkule wants her daughter to discover life beyond her home town.
    It’s a story of two cultures colliding and stereotypes crumbling. Nkule’s message to her daughter is to meet new people, try new foods and see the world.
    Episode 10 letter writer: Nkule
    Please send Namulanta your letter. Go to www.bbcworldservice.com/deardaughter and click on “Send us your letter”.
    #DearDaughter

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

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55 Ratings

55 Ratings

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