Dads' Hour

Dads' Hour

By Radio City Talk

Mick Coyle, Iain Christie and special guest dads discuss what life is really like for dads in the 21st Century. As heard on Radio City Talk on 1548MW, DAB and online, Fridays from 1.15pm.

Episodes

Episode 194: The Finale

The last episode. It's been an absolute pleasure. Originally broadcast 29th May 2020. Produced by @John_Fogarty.
29/05/2017m 58s

Episode 193: "The Babysitter's Inn"

The Dads are socially distancing! With guests a no-go at the Radio City Tower, Iain Christie dials in via Skype, while Mick Coyle remains in the studio. This week, the dads put their heads together (figuratively) to come up with the dream dad pub! Originally broadcast 27th March 2020. Follow @MrMickCoyle & @IainChris. Produced by @John_Fogarty.
27/03/2019m 17s

Episode 192: "So Close Yet So Far"

The Dads are socially distancing! With guests a no-go at the Radio City Tower, Iain Christie dials in via Skype, while Mick Coyle remains in the studio. With COVID-19 forcing the closure of schools, the dads put their heads together to think of the best ways to amuse your kids while in isolation, and more importantly, how to amuse yourself!  Originally broadcast 20th March 2020. Follow @MrMickCoyle & @IainChris. Produced by @John_Fogarty.
20/03/2027m 31s

Episode 191: "Too Lazy to Have an Affair"

The Dads are Back! Mick Coyle is joined by Iain Christie & Chris Cairns; this week, why they're all to lazy to have an affair, and why the Neville household doesn't exactly sound like the most...modern...household! Originally broadcast 6th March 2020. Follow @MrMickCoyle, @Iain_Chris, & @ComedyCairns Produced by @John_Fogarty
06/03/2026m 41s

Episode 190: "Slippers & Swishes"

The Dads are back! No Iain Christie this week, so Che Burnley and Chris Cairns are in-studio with Mick Coyle. This week, how Chris nearly died (twice), and just how messy **can** you leave a Harvester? Originally broadcast 28th February 2020. Follow @MrMickCoyle, @ComedyCairns, & @CheBurnley Produced by @John_Fogarty.
28/02/2026m 26s

Episode 189: "All The Single Ladies"

The Dads are back! Guest host Roy Basnett is joined by regulars Che Burnley & Iain Christie this week, and while they don't do much parenting chat, they give you plenty of reasons not to hire them as wedding DJs.... Originally broadcast 21st February 2020. Follow @Iain_Chris & @CheBurney. Produced by @John_Fogarty.
21/02/2022m 4s

Episode 188: "Palentine's Day"

The Dads Are Back! Resident heartthrob Patrick McBride joins Mick & Iain for a not-quite-Valentine's extravaganza of dadding. Guess which dad forgot to get a card... Originally broadcast 14th February 2020. Follow @MrMickCoyle, @Iain_Chris, & @NewMilkTrayMan. Produced by @John_Fogarty.
14/02/2022m 9s

Episode 187: "Loft Insulation, Loft Insulation, Loft Insulation"

The Dads are Back! Chris Cairns returns to the studio, alongside Iain Christie and Mick Coyle to talk about his birthday present....a motorized unicycle. And later on, Mick shamelessly and inexplicably attempts to get free loft insulation. #content Originally broadcast 31st January 2020. Follow @MrMickCoyle, @IainChris & @ComedyCairns. Produced by @John_Fogarty.
31/01/2024m 24s

Episode 186: "Let's Get Ready to Ramble"

The Dads are Back! Che Burnley joins Mick & Iain to discuss his new career as a ringside wrestling announcer, leading the dads to reminisce on the golden (and not-so-golden) age of 90s WWE. Originally broadcast 17th January 2020. Follow @MrMickCoyle, @Iain_Chris, & @CheBurnley. Produced by @John_Fogarty.
22/01/2026m 11s

Episode 185: "Feeling Funny Mums Club"

On this week's Dad's Hour, Mick Coyle and Iain Christie are joined by Helen Holden from Feeling Funny Mums. Using humour, the Feeling Funny Mums programme aims to: Improve the confidence and well being of mums Help mums to recognise they aren't alone in what they are going, or have gone, through Empower mums to speak more openly about some of the issues they have experienced Help mums to combat self-discrimination and discrimination and stigma surrounding perinatal mental illness More information on the programme can be found at: thecomedytrust.com Originally broadcast 10th January 2020. Follow @MrMickCoyle, @Iain_Chris, and @TheComedyTrust. Produced by @John_Fogarty.
13/01/2030m 16s

Episode 184: "Mick Coyle's Swap Shop"

The Dads are back! 2020 is in full swing, and Mick is eager to kick the year off with his very own 'Swap Shop'! Plus, Iain brings a "guest" to the studio, and Chris....doesn't bring anything. Originally broadcast 3rd January 2019. Follow @MrMickCoyle, @Iain_Chris & @ComedyCairns. Produced by John Fogarty.
03/01/2027m 37s

Episode 183: "Liverpool's P.T. Barnum"

Guest host Roy Basnett is in for Mick this week, and is joined by regulars Iain Christie and Che Burnley. There's Christmas shopping & panto on the cards....but not much parenting! Originally broadcast 20th December 2019. Follow @IainChris & @CheBurnley. Produced by @John_Fogarty.
22/12/1922m 50s

Episode 182: "Accidentally Planning a Funeral"

The dads are back! Iain Christie & Mick Coyle are joined by Patrick McBride to discuss the run up to Christmas, accidentally planning a funeral, and comically-oversized Toblerone. All that and more on this week's Dads' Hour! (Apologies for a rather janky edit in the middle...sadly it's hard to edit around Iain munching on cake! - JF) Originally broadcast 7th December 2019. Follow @MrMickCoyle, @Iain_Chris, & @NewMilktrayMan. Produced by @John_Fogarty.
07/12/1927m 55s

Episode 181: "A Very Cromulent Christmas"

The Dads Are Back! After last week's elevator fiasco, Che Burnley *finally* made it into the studio, alongside Toddler Fun Learning's Christian Hughes. Black Friday, The Simpsons, & Christmas preparations dominate this week's episode, along with much, much more! Originally broadcast 29th November 2019. Follow @MrMickCoyle, @CheBurnley, & @ToddlerFunLearn. Produced by @John_Fogarty.
30/11/1921m 54s

Episode 180: "#PrayForChe"

The Dads Are Back!  No Iain Christie this week, so Chris Cairns joins Mick for this week's edition of the show. Che Burnley was also due in the studio but ended up getting 'empty chaired'. How did it happen? Did he forget? Find out on this week's Dads' Hour! Originally broadcast 29th November 2019. Follow @MrMickCoyle & @ComedyCairns. Produced by @John_Fogarty.
29/11/1922m 40s

Episode 179: "Lorraine In Spain"

The Dads are back! Originally broadcast 15th November. Follow @MrMickCoyle, @Iain_Chris & @ComedyCairns. Produced by John Fogarty.
15/11/1923m 20s

Episode 178: "Participant Trophy"

The Dads are back! In the aftermath of snatching a Highly Commended at the O2 Media Awards, Mick & Iain are joined by Che Burnley to discuss all matters 'dad'....and finally give Che a diary....! Originally broadcast 8th November 2019. Follow @MrMickCoyle, @Iain_Chris & @CheBurnley. Produced by @John_Fogarty.
08/11/1929m 33s

Episode 177: "A Fistful of Gloves"

The Dads are back! After a short hiatus, Mick & Iain are back together again! No guest this week, so instead the duo hold down the fort with tales of winter rolling in, kids getting ill, and of course, awful puns... Originally broadcast 1st November 2019. Follow @MrMickCoyle & @Iain_Chris. Produced by @John_Fogarty.
01/11/1927m 5s

Episode 176: "I Didn't Come to Pizza Hut for Salad"

The Dads are back! Chris Cairns joins Mick & Iain this week to talk kids parties, all you can eat buffets, and...Tunnocks Tea Cakes. Originally broadcast 11th October. Follow @MrMickCoyle, @Iain_Chris & @ComedyCairns. Produced by John Fogarty.
11/10/1928m 59s

Episode 175: "Prosthetic Leg? That's Just A Stocking Filler!"

The Dads are back! Che Burnley (joins Mick Coyle & Iain Christie in the studio, and this week the dads are absolutely star struck at being declared The Most Entertaining Radio Programme in the North West*. Plus, Mick lays out his plans for his daughter's weekend birthday party, and regular Chris Cairns chimes in via Twitter.... Originally broadcast 4th October 2019. Follow @MrMickCoyle, @Iain_Chris, & @CheBurnley. Produced by @John_Fogarty.
04/10/1927m 17s

Episode 174: "The Best Footballer in Oldham"

The Dads are back! Che Burnley (finally) joins Mick Coyle & Iain Christie in the studio, and in this week's episode, there's -actually- some parenting chat! Who knew?! Originally broadcast 27th September 2019. Follow @MrMickCoyle, @Iain_Chris, & @CheBurnley. Produced by @John_Fogarty.
27/09/1929m 42s

Episode 173: "DJ KHALED!"

The Dads are back...after a week break (blame Che!) Patrick 'Milk Tray' McBride joins Iain and Mick for this week's podcast, and it turns out that Iain is getting a dog...! Stayed tuned until the end for your chance to get involved in Dads' Hour history! Originally broadcast 20th September 2019. Follow @MrMickCoyle, @Iain_Chris, & @NewMilkTrayMan. Produced by @John_Fogarty.
20/09/1928m 25s

Episode 172: "Bongo's Bublé"

The Dads are Back! New recruit Jonny Bongo joins Mick & Iain to talk parenting, bad BBQs, and how Michael Bublé made him cry... Plus, what to expect from Content, the new Liverpool home of Bongo's Bingo.... Originally broadcast September 6th 2019. Follow @MrMickCoyle, @Iain_Chris, & @JonnyBongoLacey. Produced by @John_Fogarty.
06/09/1928m 59s

Episode 171: ' It's Iain...I-A-I-N '

Its that time of the week again , Iain and Chris 'Seagull' puncher Cairns are back in the studio! This week the Dads discuss ' man draws' , DIY tips and even paint the picture of what a man called 'Gary' is like... Originally broadcast 30th August 2019. Follow @MrMickCoyle & @Iain_Chris & @ComedyCairns. Produced by Hannah Farrell.
30/08/1927m 53s

Episode 170: "Earning Extra Dad Points"

The Dads Are Back! Iain and Mick are finally reunited after 4 weeks, for this weeks installment Christian Hughes joins them in the studio..and even brought his little lad Josh along! The dad's discussed Iain's holiday near miss which he claims earned him extra Dad points and about a Japanese app which tells men what they're wife is really thinking... Originally broadcast 23rd August 2019. Follow @MrMickCoyle & @Iain_Chris. Produced by Hannah Farrell.
23/08/1927m 31s

Episode 169: "Chris Cairns: Animal Activist"

The Dads Are Back! Iain continues his sojourn around the globe, so Mick Coyle & Chris Cairns soldier on! Chris' war on seagulls continues, while cute animals are fawned over...! Originally broadcast 16th August 2019. Follow @MrMickCoyle & @ComedyCairns. Produced by @John_Fogarty.
16/08/1924m 54s

Episode 168: "Dating in IKEA"

The Da-....the Parents Are Back! Chris Cairns rejoins Mick Coyle as co-host in Iain Christie's absence, and Liverpool legend & mum-of-three Kate Reilly joins the dads for (ostensibly) parenting chat! In the end, the whole thing devolved into a war about the sweetness of Parma Violets, and whether or not IKEA is an acceptable first date location... Originally broadcast 9th August 2019. Follow @MrMickCoyle, @ComedyCairns, & @KateReillyJames. Produced by @John_Fogarty.
09/08/1927m 36s

Episode 167: "Dads At Home"

The Dads are back!  Mick is back from his jollies this week but Iain is away , but not too worry Chris Carins and Andrew Pimbley join Mick in the studio for this weeks installment! In this weeks episode the Dad's discuss the advice published on dad@home.co.uk for househusbands and how they should be spending their 'free time'.  Originally broadcast 2nd August 2019. Follow , @MrMickCoyle , @ComedyCairns & Andrre Pimbley @ClaremontFarm. Produced by Hannah Farrell.
02/08/1930m 43s

Episode 166: "Championship Manager vs. Christmas"

The Dads are back! David Easson is in the hotseat while Mick is off on his jollies, and is joined by Iain Christie & Che Burnley for this week's installment. This week we answer the big question: what does it take to make Che miss Christmas? Originally broadcast 26th July 2019. Follow @DavidEasson, @Iain_Chris, & @CheBurnley. Produced by @John_Fogarty.
26/07/1923m 59s

Episode 165: "I Punched a Seagull Once"

The Dads are back! Liverpool comic Chris Cairns joined Mick & Iain for this week's installment on the show to tackle the big issue at this time of year; just how much is too much to buy your child's teachers? Plus, parenting blogger John Adams joins Mick for a chat about when is the right time to throw away your children's artwork. Originally broadcast 19th July 2019. Follow @MrMickCoyle, @Iain_Chris, & @ComedyCairns. Produced by @John_Fogarty.
19/07/1932m 50s

Episode 164: "Cha-Ching!"

The Dads are back! YouTube entrepreneur Christian Hughes rejoins Mick and Iain for a jam-packed edition of the show.  Originally broadcast 12th July 2019. Follow @MrMickCoyle, @Iain_Chris & @ToddlerFunLearn. Produced by @John_Fogarty.
12/07/1925m 58s

Episode 163: "The Milk Tray Man Delivers Again!"

The Dads are back! Patrick McBride joins Mick and Iain for another installment, and right off the bat there was a surprise in-store for the Milk Tray Man.... Originally broadcast 5th July 2019. Follow @MrMickCoyle, @Iain_Chris & @NewMilkTrayMan. Produced by @John_Fogarty.
05/07/1925m 37s

Episode 162: "How to Take Down a Man in 3 Simple Moves"

The Dads are back! Rally driver & comic Tony Simpson joins Mick & Iain for this week's episode! On the agenda: - Newly married Tony breaks down married life... - When is your daughter too old to hold your hand? - And Iain gets asked an uncomfortable question....again... All that and more on this week's Dads' Hour! Originally broadcast 28th June 2019. Follow @MrMickCoyle, @Iain_Chris, & @TonySimpson74. Produced by @John_Fogarty.
28/06/1928m 0s

Episode 161: "Toddler-geddon"

The Dads are Back! Including long-absent dad Sam Avery who returns after touring the country with his stand-up show The Learner Parent to join Mick & Iain for more parenting chat! On the agenda: - The idea of 'Dad Shaming' - A shocking article from TIME magazine! - And an even more shocking article from The Daily Star! All that and more on this weeks' Dads' Hour! Originally broadcast 21st June 2019. Follow @MrMickCoyle, @Iain_Chris, & @TheLearnerParent. Produced by @John_Fogarty.
21/06/1926m 49s

Episode 160: "3-Pint Ronnie O'Sullivan"

The Dads are back! Chris Cairns joins Mick Coyle & Iain Christie for a weekly dose of dad chat. This week: - A horrific amount of dad jokes... - 'Sleep choking' your partner... - The prospect of a tank-driving Dads' Hour weekender... All that and more on this week's Dads' Hour! Originally broadcast June 14th 2019. Follow @MrMickCoyle, @Iain_Chris, & @ComedyCairns. Produced by @John_Fogarty.
14/06/1929m 7s

Episode 159: "Toilet Twinning"

The Dads are back! Che Burnley joins Mick Coyle & Iain Christie for this week's installment of Dads' Hour. On the agenda: - The crucial role Iain played in Liverpool's Champions League victory... - Which of our dads looks the oldest... - And a look into the world of 'Toiler Twinning'... Originally broadcast 7th June 2019. Follow @MrMickCoyle, @Iain_Chris & @CheBurnley. Produced by @John_Fogarty.
07/06/1927m 50s

Episode 158: "She's Just 'Cheryl' Now"

The Dads Are Back! Mick and Iain were joined by David Barnicle from Liverpool's 'Brink' for a pre-Champions League Final edition of Dads' Hour. On the agenda: - Football, lots of football - And Liam Payne dispenses parenting advice All that and more on this week's Dads' Hour (Bare with us, there's a lot of football chat this week!) Originally broadcast 31st May 2019. Follow @MrMickCoyle, @Iain_Chris, @BrinkLiverpool. Produced by @John_Fogarty.
31/05/1928m 41s

Episode 157: "Krois Kaine"

The Dads are back! Comedian Chris Cairns joins Mick and Iain for this week's episode. On the agenda: - Awful misspellings of names... - Getting familiar with other parents... - Why you should never hire a comic for a wedding gig... All that and more on this week's Dads' Hour! Watch the full episode here: bit.ly/DAD157Yt Originally broadcast 24th May 2019. Follow @MrMickCoyle, @Iain_Chris, @ComedyCairns. Produced by @John_Fogarty.
24/05/1927m 3s

Episode 156: "Keeping Them Alive Is Pretty Crucial"

**The Dads' Are Back!** Iain Christie is playing truant this week, so joining **Mick Coyle** & **Che Burnley** is Claremont Farm's **Andrew Pimbley**. On the agenda:  * What's the most successful name for a child? * Which is better: Vegas or the Trafford Centre? * What do you get a one-year-old for their birthday? All that and more on this week's **Dads' Hour**! Originally broadcast **17th May 2019**. Follow **@MrMickCoyle**, **@CheBurnley**, & **@ClaremontFarm.** Produced by **@John_Fogarty**. Watch the full show on YouTube: **bit.ly/DH156Yt**
17/05/1925m 34s

Episode 155: "The Truest Thing That Has Ever Been Said (on Dads' Hour)"

**The Dads Are Back! ** **Iain** and **Mick** are back in the studio, and on the agenda: - Producer John's horrific sunburn... - Are online friends real friends..? - Siding with friends' partners... All that and more on this week's **Dads' Hour**! Originally broadcast **10th May 2019**. Follow **@MrMickCoyle** & **@Iain_Chris** Produced by **@John_Fogarty**.
10/05/1929m 17s

Episode 154 : "How to Build Good Men"

The Dads Are Back! Patrick McBride joined Mick & Iain for this week's installment. On the agenda:  Kids misplacing things in plain sight. What questions should you ask when your kids start dating? The Dads discuss new book on how to raise your sons! and Mick chats to fellow parenting Podcast Scummie Mummies about how video games are great for bonding time! All that and more on this week's Dads' Hour! Originally broadcast 3rd May 2019. Follow @MrMickCoyle, @Iain_Chris & @NewMilkTrayMan. Produced by Hannah Farrell.
03/05/1936m 4s

Episode 153: "Jari Litmanen's Birthday"

**The Dads Are Back!** **Che Burnley** joined a reunited **Mick** & **Iain** for this week's installment. On the agenda: - A plethora of stag 'dos'. - Awful dating advice. - Essential child life skills. All that and more on this week's **Dads' Hour**!  Originally broadcast **26th April 2019**. Follow **@MrMickCoyle**, **@Iain_Chris** & **@CheBurnley**. Produced by **@John_Fogarty**.
26/04/1930m 49s

Episode 152: "Dr. Doo-Lidl"

**The Dads are back!** **David Easson** is in the hotseat for Mick this week, and he's joined by **Iain Christie** and **Chris Cairns**! Mick will be back next week after a fortnight sabbatical for another installment of **Dads' Hour**! Originally broadcast **12th April 2019**. Follow **@DavidEasson**, **@Iain_Chris**, & **@ChrisCairns**. Produced by **@John_Fogarty**.
12/04/1924m 36s

Episode 151: "So Who's Your Favourite?"

**The Dads' Are Back!** With Mick elsewhere, **Alan Irwin** joined **Iain Christie** for another instalment of Dad Chat! On the agenda: - Who is your favorite child? (Don't answer that!)  - Should children be banned from restaurants?  - And do you regret your child's name? All that and more on another episode of **Dads' Hour**!  Originally broadcast 5th April 2019. Follow **@Iain_Chris** & **@CityAlani.** Produced by **@John_Fogarty.**
05/04/1924m 24s

Episode 150: "One Hundred and Fifty!"

**The Dads are back for episode 150!** **Mick and Iain** are joined by **Dave Barnicle** from Liverpool venue **The Brink** for more parenting chat**!** In this episode: - The dads attempt to launch their wedding planning business . - Dave reflects on his boyhood criminal career. - Victoria sponge is eaten.  All that and more on the one-hundred-and-fiftieth instalment of Dads’ Hour! Originally broadcast **29th March 2019**. Follow **@MrMickCoyle**, **@Iain_Chris**, **@DavidBarnicle**, & **@BrinkLiverpool**. Produced by **@John_Fogarty**.
29/03/1928m 53s

Episode 149: "Counting Dramatically to Three"

**The Dads are back!** **Che Burnley** decided to show up this week for Dads' Hour, and joined **Mick** and **Iain** for another dose of parenting chat. On the agenda: - Smacking kids, and how you can get Che to do it... - How to get beaten at your own game at telling off... - How kids are better than all of us... All that and more on this week's **Dads' Hour!** Originally broadcast **March 22nd 2019**. Follow **@MrMickCoyle**, **@Iain_Chris**, & **@CheBurnley**. Produced by **@John_Fogarty.**
22/03/1931m 8s

Episode 148: Did You Wash Your Hands?

**The Dads Are Back!** Comedian **Chris Cairns** joins **Mick Coyle** & **Iain Christie** hot off supporting Bill Burr at the Liverpool Philharmonic. On the agenda…a lot of things we had to cut out of the podcast version! When it comes to stuff we could broadcast: * The aftermath of last week's Dean Cain fiasco. * Just how are schools and horse racing related? * If a man doesn't wash his hands and nobody is around to see… All that and more on this week's **Dads' Hour**! Originally broadcast **15th March 2019**. Follow **@MrMickCoyle**, **@Iain_Chris** & **@ComedyCairns** Produced by **@John_Fogarty**. Watch the full episode on YouTube: **youtube.com/watch?v=1kFC2mCcUNw**
15/03/1926m 2s

Episode 147: "Dean Cain?!?!"

The episode that wasn't! In what was intended to be a special "**Mums' Hour**" edition of the show, Iain and Mick have to contend with **90s-Superman Dean Cain** stealing both of their guests lured in by Hollywood glitz & glamour… In an attempt to salvage the show, the Dads take 'listener questions' before trying their hand at doling out mum advice…. Full video at: **youtube.com/watch?v=xuliIbFKcc0** Originally broadcast **March 8th 2019.** Follow **@Iain_Chris** & **@MrMickCoyle**. Do not follow **@RealDeanCain**….! Produced by **@John_Fogarty**.
08/03/1928m 0s

Episode 146: Where In The World Is Che Burnley?

**The Dads' are back!** Well, one of them is at least... On the agenda: - Mick brings a copy of Esquire to the studio and classes up the joint. - Just how much damage can your kids cause? - Just what is Che up to?  All that and more on this week's **Dads' Hour**! Follow **@MrMickCoyle**, **@Iain_Chris**, & **@CheBurnley**. Originally broadcast **March 1st 2019**. Produced by **@John_Fogarty.**
01/03/1926m 5s

Episode 145: "The Freddo Man"

**The Dads are back! ** **Chris Cairns** joins **Iain** & **Mick** for this week's episode. On the agenda: - How many Freddos can you buy for the price of a Milk Tray box? - How much should you bill your children? - What career paths is Iain blagging now? All that and more on this week's Dads' Hour! Originally broadcast **February 22nd 2019**. Follow **@MrMickCoyle**, **@Ian_Chris**, & **@ComedyCairns**. Produced by **@John_Fogarty**.
22/02/1928m 43s

Episode 144: "Mick and Iain's 2p Minute"

**The Dads are back!** **Che Burnley** joins **Iain Christie** and **Mick Coyle** for another week of the best and worst of dad chat. This week: - Che Burnley plays the **0K Minute** (Which definitely isn't stolen from **Radio City's Leanne & Dave at Breakfast**) - When should you start cashing in on your kids? - Just how many men does it take to jumpstart a car?  All that and more on this week's **Dads' Hour**!  Originally broadcast **February 15th 2019**.  Produced by **John Fogarty**.
15/02/1925m 37s

Episode 143: "Badly Bruised Ginger Conehead"

**The Dads are back!** **Patrick McBride** joins **Mick** & **Iain** for this week's edition of the show - on the agenda this time: - Star-shaped sandwiches (**And ham. And cheese.**) - Baby beauty contests (**Awful.**) - How old is *too* old to live with your parents? (**Probably 31**.) All that and more on this week's **Dads' Hour**!  Originally broadcast **8th February 2019**. Follow **@MrMickCoyle**, **@Iain_Chris**, and **@NewMilkTrayMan.** Produced by **John Fogarty**.
08/02/1929m 1s

Episode 142: "Doctor, Doctor!"

****ANNOUNCEMENT**** Listeners of our sister podcast _Mental Health Monday_ should keep an eye out for our MHM #100 event - visit the Radio City Talk website for details. **--------------------------------------------** **The Dads are back**! **Mick Coyle**, **Iain Christie**, & **Che Burnley** return to set the ‘dadding’ world to rights for another week. On the agenda: * Che regales us with more Oldham tales of yore. * Russell Brand vs. **Mr. Tickle** (Cage match.) * Talking to your kids **about death** (don't worry, it doesn't get too serious…) All that and more on this week's **Dads' Hour**! Originally broadcast **1****st February 2019**. Follow **@MrMickCoyle**, **@Iain_Chris,** & **@CheBurnley**. Produced by **John Fogarty**.
01/02/1926m 35s

Episode 141: "George Lazenby Told Me How To Do It"

**The Dads are back!** **Chris Cairns** is in the hotseat along with **Iain** & **Mick** for this week's edition of The Pod.  On the agenda: - **Comfort foods**, and who invented them. (Roger Moore?) - Mark Zuckerberg's laser gun. (**Pew pew!**) - Where to find **Iain Christie's dad** on Google Maps. ('Where's Christie?') All that and more on this week's **Dads' Hour**! Follow **@MrMickCoyle**, **@Iain_Chris**, & **@ComedyCairns**. Originally broadcast **January 25th 2019**. **Produced by John Fogarty.**
25/01/1925m 46s

Episode 140: "Council Estate Transformers"

**The Dads are back!** On a snowy January day**, Che Burnley** rejoins **Iain** and **Mick** for another week of parenting exploits, and on the agenda... - Were **M.A.S.K.** just a knockoff of Transformers? (Yes) - How you do you talk to your children about **taxes**? (You don't.) - What are Iain's **weak spots**? (Find out!) All that and more on this week's **Dads' Hour**!  Follow **@MrMickCoyle**, **@Iain_Chris**, & **@CheBurnley.** Originally broadcast **January 18th 2019.** Produced by **John Fogarty.**
18/01/1930m 49s

Episode 139: "Alexa, Text Lauren."

**The Dads are back!** (Including Iain…finally) **Che Burnley** joins **Mick** & **Iain** to set the world of parenting to rights! On the agenda: - Does your child write to The New York Times? (Probably not.) - Are you making the most of Alexa? (Again, probably not.) - Should you be in your school WhatsApp group? (Definitely) All that and more on this week's **Dads' Hour**! Follow **@MrMickCoyle**, **@Iain_Chris**, & **@CheBurnley.** Originally broadcast **January 11th 2019.** Produced by **John Fogarty**.
11/01/1932m 8s

Episode 138: "Double Dip"

**The Dads are back!** (Well, Iain isn’t.) **Chris Cairns** and **Jake Mills** joined **Mick** for an afternoon of post-Christmas dad chat. On the agenda: - Do you really get square eyes from watching too much telly? - What do you do when relatives give your kids money for Christmas? - And don’t dare double drip spoons around Chris Cairns… All that and more on this week's **Dads' Hour**!  Follow **@MrMickCoyle**, **@ComedyCairns** & **@JakeMills1**. Originally broadcast January 4th 2018.  Produced by John Fogarty.
04/01/1928m 49s

Episode 137: "2018 Sort-of-Christmas Special"

**The Dads are back!** **Iain** and **Mick** were joined by **Patrick McBride** & **Che Burnley** for a (somewhat) festive edition of the show!  On the agenda: - The conclusion to the epic **"26th or 28th" Christie saga**.  - Does arguing make you **live longer**?  - What makes the ideal set of Christmas gifts? The dads will be back in the New Year, but next will see a little special something in your podcast feed. Follow **@MrMickCoyle**, **@Iain_Chris**, **@CheBurnley** & **@NewMilkTrayMan.** Originally broadcast December 21st 2018. Produced by John Fogarty.
21/12/1831m 55s

Episode 136: "The 26th or the 28th"

**The Dads are back!** Comedian **Chris Cairns** joined **Iain** and **Mick** for this week's dose of parenting chat. On the agenda today...look, we'll be honest, it all went off the rails once Iain couldn't remember his wife's birthday. So listen and enjoy! Follow **@MrMickCoyle**, **@Iain_Chris** & **@ComedyCairns** Originally broadcast December 14th 2018. Produced by John Fogarty.
14/12/1830m 35s

Episode 135: "Dads' Hour: End Game"

**The Dads are back!** (Well, most of them anyway.) With **Mick** under the weather, it was time for **Alan Irwin** to take another ride in the hotseat as he was joined by **Che Burnley** and **Iain Christie.** On the agenda today: - Voting at age six (Your kids might think it's a great idea). - Driving at age eight (Your kids definitely think it's a great idea). - Homework proving Santa exists (Don't tell the kids). All that and more on this week's **Dads' Hour!** Follow **@CityAlani, @Iain_Chris & @CheBurnley.** Originally broadcast December 7th 2018. Produced by John Fogarty.
07/12/1823m 31s

Episode 134: "One More Chapter"

**The Dads are back!** Comedian **Chris Cairns** joined **Mick and Iain** this week to discuss **all things dad.** On the agenda: - Delaying tactics your kids use (They’re crafty.) - Trying to sort out ‘dads night out’ over Christmas (Nightmare.) - And what exactly did a family leave for the staff of a restaurant? (Don’t panic.) All that and much more on this week’s **Dads’ Hour!** Originally broadcast November 20th 2018. Produced by John Fogarty.
30/11/1828m 59s

133: Episode 133: "Deep Fried Parenting"

**The Dads are back!** (Well, except Mick) **Alan Irwin** is in the hotseat as **Iain Christie** and **Che Burnley** pop into the studio to talk the week in parenting news (and anything else that takes their fancy)! On the agenda: * Taking your kids on your honeymoon (Terrible idea.) * Teaching them to drive (A necessary evil.) * £200 teacher prezzies (Madness.) All that and more on this week’s **Dads’ Hour**! Follow **@CityAlani**, **@Iain_Chris** & **@CheBurnley** Originally broadcast November 23rd 2018. Produced by John Fogarty.
23/11/1828m 53s

132: Episode 132: "Homeschooling Etiquette"

**The Dads are back!** This week **Christian Hughes** joining **Mick** & **Iain** for a study of all things 'dad'. On the agenda this week: * Did one of Mick's little ones say their first word? (You be the judge!) * Is Iain's theoretical homeschooling regime sensible (No), or deeply dystopic? (Yes) * And is it possible to be _too_ prepared while camping? (Not if it means good coffee!) All that and more on this week's #DadsHour! Follow **@MrMickCoyle**, **@Iain_Chris**, & **@How2BeADad**. Originally broadcast November 16th 2018. Produced by John Fogarty.
16/11/1828m 24s

131: Episode 131: "Admiring the Male Form"

**The Dads are Back!** Patrick McBride joins Mick & Iain for this week's edition of **Dads' Hour**....or should it be **Dad's Hour**? On the agenda: - Iain's apostrophe obsession (pedantic is an understatement) - Patrick's choice of a matching tracksuit (maybe he's a Stone Roses fan) - Mick's broken washing machine (both more interesting and embarrassing than it sounds) All of that and more on this week's **Dads' Hour**! Follow **@MrMickCoyle**, **@Iain_Chris**, & **@NewMilkTrayMan**. Originally broadcast November 9th 2018. Produced by John Fogarty.
09/11/1829m 47s

130: Episode 130: "We come a-cob-a-coaling for Bonfire Night"

**The Dads Are Back** for another week! **Che Burnley** joins **Iain** and **Mick** to break-down the post-Halloween dad experience (they all survived), and look forward to Bonfire Night (turns out Che had some unusual ones as a kid in Oldham...) Also on the agenda: **OADs** (Old Aged Dads), and why **superheroes aren't always the good guys** (#ThanosWasRight)! Follow @MrMickCoyle, @IainChris, & @CheBurnley on Twitter. Originally broadcast November 2nd 2018. Produced by John Fogarty.
02/11/1828m 45s

129: Episode 129: "Iain Christie: Unlicenced Physiotherapist"

**The dads are back!** **Tony Simpson** joins **Mick Coyle** & **Iain Christie** for another Friday afternoon of talking all-things **'dad'.** **On the agenda today;** Iain takes us through a crash-course in physiotherapy, Mick talks about what landed him in A+E (don't worry, everyone's fine!), and the dads' discuss Rod Stewart's apparent lack of culinary skills! Follow @MrMickCoyle, @Iain_Chris, & @TonySimpson74 on Twitter. Listen to **Dads' Hour** live every Friday on **Radio City Talk**. Originally broadcast 26th October 2018\.
26/10/1827m 27s

128: Episode 128: "Can I talk about The Papoose?"

**Mick Coyle** is joined by **Iain Christie** and **Che Burnley** in another packed **Dad's Hour**; on the agenda this week - 007 sporting a Papoose, why couples should be splitting childcare, and why 'masculine' traits shouldn't always be celebrated....! Follow @MrMickCoyle, @Iain_Chris, & @CheBurnley on Twitter Listen to _Liverpool Live with Mick Coyle_ weekdays on Radio City Talk - on 1548AM in Merseyside, DAB, or online. Originally broadcast 19th Oct. 2018\. Produced by Lizzi Doyle.
19/10/1830m 34s

Episode 127: The Learner Parent

The Learner Parent Sam Avery is off on tour – but not before swinging by the Dad’s Hour studios. On the agenda: Mick and Iain get the lowdown on his new stand-up routines, PLUS Iain describes his perfect solo holiday, and Mick looks at the results of a new survey about whether you’d rather spend your time in bed with your partner or your partner. And what are you planning to do when you retire? All that and more on this week’s Dad’s Hour. As heard on Radio City Talk 12th Oct 2018. Visit www.TheLearnerParent.com for all the info on Sam’s tour.
12/10/1828m 49s

Episode 126: Nap Time

Mick, Iain and Patrick get together to discuss the difference in your child when they reach the age of four. Also on Dad’s Hour… Just what has happened to Mick’s ability to nap? And what toy did Patrick’s mum give away that still causes him sleepless nights? As heard on Radio City Talk, Friday 5th October 2018. Follow @MrMickCoyle @iain_chris and @newmilktrayman on Twitter, and #DadsHour
05/10/1823m 25s

125: Episode 125: Homework Club

**Iain Christie** and **Mick Coyle** are talking homework this week; how much is too much? Is there such a thing as 'fun' with fractions? And what does Christmas shampoo have to do with being a dad? (Not much, but apparently Iain needs to give his house a clearout!) Originally broadcast **28th Sept. 2018** Follow @MrMickCoyle & @Iain_Chris
28/09/1829m 59s

Episode 124: Crabs

Che Burnley’s put his busy TV schedule to one side to join Mick Coyle and Iain Christie for this week’s Dad’s Hour. On the show: Mick has to admit he was embarrassed on his recent holiday when another dad had to help him out while fishing for crabs in Wales. Also on the agenda: Does Jamie Oliver need to rethink his language from a recent magazine interview? And what are the top 40 simple pleasures in life? And do the dads have any other suggestions? As heard on Radio City Talk. Follow @MrMickCoyle @Iain_Chris and @CheBurnley
21/09/1829m 51s

Episode 123: Back To School

This week on Dad’s Hour Celeb chef and fitness guru Joe Wicks joins Mick to talk about his new life as a dad and his new book “30 Minute Meals.” Iain Christie and Chris Cairns are also in the studio. Iain admits he judges people’s homes based on the photos they post on facebook. And Chris Cairns has been investigating his family tree – and can’t work out why he’s still skint As heard on Radio City Talk, Friday 7th September 2018.
07/09/1838m 26s

Episode 122: Iain's back from his hollybobs

In this week’s Dad’s Hour – the perils of trying to get your family through security at the airport. Iain had a run-in with Spanish authorities on the way home from Menorca. Also: Just what do some people expect to happen to them when they have kids? Mick and Iain take a look at the results of a new survey. And The Chinese school that makes their pupils STAND UP during their 10 MINUTE lunch break! As heard on Radio City Talk 31st August 2018
31/08/1826m 57s

91: Episode 121: CAKE SMASH!

Tony Simpson and David Sanderson join Mick Coyle for another hour of dad-ranting. This week: What would you write on your child’s CV? Are you the “lucky” one in your house who gets to leave the house and go to work? And what on earth is a Cake Smash and why are parents paying money to do it? As heard on Radio City Talk, Friday 24th August 2018. Follow @MrMickCoyle @DCSanderson and @TonySimpson74 on Twitter.
24/08/1831m 22s

Episode 120: Diggers, Dinosaurs and Dodgy Advice

Mick is joined by David Sanderson and Chris Rick for this week’s Dad’s Hour. On the agenda: What advice would you give your 18 year old self? Why are diggers so popular in the Sanderson household? And have you got quicker reactions than your wife? New research suggests you should have! As heard on Radio City Talk, Friday 17th August 2018.
17/08/1828m 42s

Episode 119: "10 things you only know if you're a parent"

There was a debut mum on Dads Hour this week! Comedian Gemma Roberts was alongside Mick Coyle and also Jim Johnson to talk about the joys of parenthood. Mick took Gemma and Jim through the "10 things you only know if you're a parent" including suspicious silence and emergency baby wipes! Plus, Harry Kane has had some stick on social media for saying how proud he is of his wife for giving birth to his child and how she done it without painkillers. Follow Mick Coyle @MrMickCoyle, Jim Johnson @JimmysBigTears and Gemma Roberts @gcdiaries on Twitter.
10/08/1831m 25s

Episode 118: Storm in a Teacup

Mick Coyle was back with Iain Christie for this week's Dads Hour alongside comedian and rally driver, Tony Simpson. The dads got into the really huge issues facing new parents - when your cup of tea goes cold without you realising. Plus, it's summer holidays. What stuff do you get up to to pass the time? Follow Mick @MrMickCoyle, Iain @iain_chris and Tony @TonySimpson74
03/08/1828m 14s

Episode 117: Summer Holiday Special

It’s a summer holiday special on this week’s Dad’s Hour. Mick, Christian and Jake discuss their own school memories, as well as the hassles of finding childcare around parents busy lives. Also on the agenda, we look at the good, the bad and the ugly of camping. And we discuss a school that gave some children a free ice cream, while others watched on longingly. As heard on Radio City Talk, Friday 20th July 2018. Check out Christian aka How to be a Dad on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/how2beadad/featured And follow @MrMickCoyle and @JakeMills1
20/07/1831m 51s

Episode 116: Engagement Bling

How much did you spend on your partners engagement ring? This week we find out if Mick and Iain are cheapskates or rich romantics. Also on the show: Complaining about your child’s school on Facebook. Why are no kids rollerskating anymore? And how much would you pay to Build-A-Bear? As heard on Radio City Talk, Friday 1.15pm.
13/07/1828m 34s

Episode 115: NHS 70

The Dads are back talking about their experiences of the NHS as it celebrates its 70th birthday. Mick Coyle, Chris Cairns and Iain Christie are in the studio for more parenting stories and advice. PLUS: Was Gareth Southgate right to send Fabian Delph home from the World Cup? And would you child recognise a bee if one stung them on the nose? As heard on Radio City Talk, Friday 6th July.
06/07/1828m 35s

Episode 114: Roaring Dads

**Iain Christie and Patrick McBride were alongside Mick Coyle for this week's Dads Hour and it's been an absolute scorcher!** **The dads gave their best tips on how to keep your children cool and also their best methods of applying suncream on to kids without them running away.** **Plus - new research published in The Times suggested that bigger men use their voices to scare away predators. Mick, Iain and Patrick gave their best "roar" to scare off the kids.**
29/06/1827m 37s

57: Episode 113: Hollywood Dads

The dads are back with stars in their eyes. Someone’s come up with a list of the greatest Hollywood dads, but its fair to say Mick and Iain aren’t impressed. Who’s the better father figure? Bryan from Taken or Mufasa? There’s only one way to find out… Also on the agenda, University College London have come up with some BREATHTAKING stats about when babies arrive, and Mick shares a story about his dad smashing up a Portuguese market (accidentally) Follow @MrMickCoyle and @Iain_Chris on Twitter As heard on Radio City Talk, 22nd June 2018.
22/06/1824m 41s

Episode 112: With Mick Coyle, Iain Christie and Che Burnley

What do modern dads day dream about? Apparently, it's dating a super model, scoring the winning goal at Wembley and partying on a super yacht in the med. Mick put the question to Iain and Che to see what is they really want. Plus, would you go as far to film your child's sports day on your iPad to challenge the results? One headteacher has had to stop pushy parents and reaffirm that staff have the final say on the results. All that and more on this week's #DadsHour Follow @MrMickCoyle, @Iain_Chris and @CheBurnley
15/06/1834m 55s

Episode 111: The return of Mick

Mick is back after his paternity leave, and Iain’s brought him gifts! Dad’s Hour returns for another round of stories about parenting. It’s not all been straightforward for Mick while he’s been away, he’s got all the lowdown from the maternity ward. Plus the latest parenting news, discussed. Check out Dad’s Hour, every Friday from 1.15pm on Radio City Talk, and follow @MrMickCoyle and @Iain_chris on Twitter.
08/06/1830m 52s

110: w/ David Easson, Jim Johnson and Dale Roberts

With Mick still off on paternity leave, **Dave Easson** once again steps into the breach with familiar faces **Jim Johnson** and **Dale Roberts**. Since it's the middle of May, they're naturally talking...pantomime? And later, the trio discuss bedtime stories and fairy tales. All this and more in a fantasy-packed episode of **_Dad's Hour_**. Follow **@RadioCityTalk** and **@DavidEasson** on Twitter. Listen to **Dad's Hour** LIVE every Friday at 1pm on **Radio City Talk**. Originally broadcast 25th May 2018\. Produced by John Fogarty.
25/05/1822m 15s

With David Easson, Jim Johnson and Dale Roberts

In the most dadding fashion, Mick wasn't around for this week's Dad's Hour as he was off having a baby! David Easson was in the hot seat alongside Jim Johnson and Dale Roberts to talk all things parenting. It's #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek and the dads looked at how hard it can be when you're a stay at home dad and a new parent and the effect it has on your mental health. Plus, it's the Royal Wedding. Do you want your kids to get involved in the excitement?  All that and more on this week's Dads Hour.
18/05/1823m 54s

20: Episode 108: Mick's last stand

It’s Mick’s last Dad’s Hour before he disappears for two week’s paternity leave. He and Iain Christie have a lot of ground to cover before baby number two arrives – so how is Mick feeling about it? Also on the show, a dad (and youth worker) offers his thoughts on how to cope when your little angel starts the descent into full blown adulthood. As heard on Radio City Talk, Friday 11th May 2018 Follow @MrMickCoyle and @Iain_chris on Twitter.
11/05/1835m 33s

Episode 107: Mick Coyle, Iain Christie and Chris Cairns

Chris Cairns and Iain Christie join Mick for this week’s Dad’s Hour. And a few uncomfortable truths emerge…  One in 10 people hate their partners cooking, and it sounds as if Iain is one of them! Chris gets a little carried away on the subject too. (All in good humour) Also on the agenda, is your house big enough for the number of kids you have? Or have you been forced to move to accommodate them and all their “stuff” As heard on Radio City Talk – Friday from 1.20pm
04/05/1826m 27s

Episode 106: With Mick Coyle, Iain Christie and Sam Avery

Big news this week, as the Royal baby gets a name, Mick has baby issues of his own, and Sam Avery announces details of his “Learner Parent” UK tour. But the dads take it all in their stride. Also on the agenda: What really frightens adults? And are nappy bins worth the hassle? As heard on Radio City Talk, Friday 27th April 2018. Follow @MrMickCoyle @Iain_Chris and @learner_parent on Twitter. Details of Sam’s tour here: http://www.boundandgaggedcomedy.com/bandg-tour-sam-avery.html
27/04/1825m 44s

Episode 105: With Mick Coyle, Che Burnley & Christian Bragg

It's that important time of year for every parent... choosing your kids primary school! What's the most extreme thing you have done to get your child into their preferred school?  Plus, Christian tells the dads of his escapades at school and how he altered his own grades to get into a college! Follow Mick @MrMickCoyle, Che @CheBurnley and Christian @KidsOnBridges
20/04/1825m 41s

104: Episode 104: w/ Mick Coyle, Iain Christie, and Patrick McBride

“Be Careful!” Just how many times a day do you find yourself warning your kids about potential dangers? The dads discuss that and a whole lot more on this week’s **Dad’s Hour**. Also on the agenda, Mick is off to see Disney on Ice and he can’t wait. And is it time for dads to wake up to the emotional needs of their daughters? Yes, obviously. Follow **@MrMickCoyle**, **@iain_chris**, and **@NewMilkTrayMan** on Twitter. _Recorded April 13th, 2018._
13/04/1830m 57s

Dad’s Hour: Episode 103 with Mick, Iain and Che

Chicken Pox has struck in Dad’s Hour HQ! How has Mick coped this week? And what’s the best way to stop the dreaded itching? (Disclaimer: Speak to a pharmacist or GP before copying the dad’s advice) Also on the agenda, Mick reviews the new Peter Rabbit movie, and Iain gets into hot water over befriending ex-girlfriends on social media. Check out @MrMickCoyle, @iain_chris and @cheburnley on Twitter.
23/03/1828m 9s

Episode 102: With Mick Coyle, Iain Christie & David Sanderson

The dads were back for another week on Radio City Talk. Dave Sanderson joined Mick and Iain to talk all things parenting including the joy and pain of bedtime routines. Plus - after Iain’s year long meeting last week, the dads asked, what extremes have you gone to to get out of one?
16/03/1826m 2s

Episode 101: With Mick Coyle, Jake Mills and Kimberly Walsh

Mick Coyle and Jake Mills are this week’s dads on Dad’s Hour… but where is Iain Christie? On the agenda: Mother’s Day – how to do it right and how to do it very, very wrong. And a mum swings by to help us out –celebrity Kimberly Walsh from Girls Aloud. As heard on Radio City Talk – Friday at 1.15pm on 9th March 2018.
09/03/1834m 9s

Episode 99: With Mick Coyle, Iain Christie and Dave Sanderson

Mick is joined by Journalist and Dad David Sanderson, along with Iain Christie for this week’s Dads Hour. Iain’s just hit the big 4-0, but how did he celebrate his monumental day? Are the days of long holidays abroad over for us dads? Also on the agenda… Why did Dave use Lucozade as a screenwash? And when you say you’re listening to your partner, are you really listening? As heard on Radio City Talk. Follow @MrMickCoyle @DCSanderson and @Iain_Chris on Twitter
23/02/1829m 31s

Episode 98: With Iain Christie and Sam Avery

Dad’s Hour with Mick Coyle, Iain Christie and Sam Avery Its February 2018, and its time for the dads to admit they’re now fully grown up. But how have their lives changed since childhood? And why is Sam so excited by mortgage overpayments? Also on Dad’s Hour: Romance is in the air, as we reveal the top ways that men propose. And the dads find out why it pays off in the long run if you’re an optimistic parent. As heard on Radio City Talk on 9th Feb 2018. Watch the show here: https://www.facebook.com/radiocitytalk/videos/1706929516039575/
09/02/1831m 38s

Episode 97: With Mick Coyle, Iain Christie & Patrick McBride

Mick is joined by Iain and Patrick McBride to discuss the top 10 worse things about being a man. Going grey is NOT on the list. Also on the agenda: Do you send your kids into school when they’re ill? One school says that’s absolutely fine. And are you a helicopter parent? Or would you rather your child gets the chance to relax from time-to-time? All that and more discussed on this week’s Dad’s Hour Podcast As heard on Radio City Talk on 2nd Feb 2018.
02/02/1829m 15s

Episode 96: With Mick Coyle, Iain Christie, Che Burnley and Matthew Vaughn

Special guest director, writer and producer, Matthew Vaughn, joined Mick Coyle on this week's Dads Hour to talk about the release of 'Kingsman: Golden Circle' and how he watches films with his own children. The dads then talked cinema trips with their kids: what are the best types of films to take your children to watch? And is there one film your child loves to watch over and over again? Plus, a new study shows that children think that their parents are the equivalent to superheroes as they get to speak to santa! Follow @MrMickCoyle, @iainchristie and @cheburnley
26/01/1835m 40s

Episode 95: With Mick Coyle and Iain Christie

Iain Christie is back after his extended winter break, and he and Mick have a lot to discuss (Once they’ve finished hugging) On the agenda: A new survey says men are doing their wives a favour by letting them do the housework. The dads are more than happy to take part in the research. Also, how much do you know about your grandparents? One grandma says they’re an underused resource for kids. And just how romantic are you? The lads have some top tips on how to stay in your partner’s good books (This advice might not get you into your partner’s good books) As heard on Radio City Talk on 19th Jan 2018. Follow @mrmickcoyle and @iain_chris on twitter.
19/01/1828m 5s

Episode 94: With Mick Coyle, Jake Mills and Chris Cairns

This week on Dad’s Hour: Christmas might be over, but there’s still TOO MUCH food left over in the dads’ homes. So do you eat it, or bin it? Jake Mills, Chris Cairns and Mick Coyle discuss the latest parenting matters, including whether Chris is an embarrassing dad, and whether Jake would stand a chance in a Dad vs Dad race at his son’s sports day. Plus the boys have all the details you need to know about Radio City Talk’s Mental Health Monday Marathon.
12/01/1826m 0s

Episode 93: With Mick Coyle, Jake Mills & Che Burnley

What would your new year’s resolution be if you didn’t have kids? Jake Mills, Mick Coyle and Che Burnley discuss what life would be like if they weren’t dads in 2018. But they are of course, so they’re still knee-deep in wrapping paper, plastic packaging and tinsel. Also on the agenda: The joy of bin day, and the guys praise Frank Skinner’s frankness in discussing his alcohol-free lifestyle. As heard on Radio City Talk, 1.15pm on Friday 5th January. Follow @mrmickcoyle @jakemills1 and @cheburnley
05/01/1823m 57s

Episode 92: Christmas special

Dad’s Hour Christmas Special The dads gather for a festive spectacular! Chris Cairns and Iain Christie join Mick Coyle for a look back at the year from a dad’s point of view. Mince Pies, Toblerones and family arguments are all discussed, and we’re joined by comedian and author David Baddiel. Tune in for a feast of dad advice, nostalgia, and swiss chocolate. Follow @mrmickcoyle @iain_chris @comedycairns and @baddiel on twitter. As heard on Radio City Talk, on Friday 22nd December 2017
22/12/1742m 32s

Episode 91: With Mick Coyle, Iain Christie & Tony Simpson

This week the dads get in a festive mood for Christmas Jumper Day, with new dad Tony Simpson making his debut on the programme. Up for discussion: Cracker jokes, toilet traumas and why dads are unfairly treated by books, TV and adverts. Plus, try the new taste sensation: Christmas cake and Cheese. So wrong, its right! Check out Dad’s Hour every Friday at 1.15pm on Radio City Talk. Follow Mick @MrMickCoyle
15/12/1728m 42s

Episode 90: With Mick Coyle, Iain Christie & Che Burnley

This week on Dad’s Hour: Has someone ever told you how to bring up your kids? One parent in London’s been given some unwanted advice from a nosy neighbour… the dads aren’t impressed. Also, is CBeebies sexist? And is Dennis the Menace a homophobe? We turn to the comments section of the Daily Mail to find out. And Iain, Mick and Che have some more top tips on things NOT to buy your loved one this Christmas. Follow @MrMickCoyle @iain_Chris and @CheBurnley on Twitter. As heard on Radio City Talk, Friday 8th Dec 2017.
08/12/1731m 28s

Episode 89: Mick Coyle & Iain Christie

This week Mick and Iain shoot the breeze on the latest top parenting topics. On the agenda: What are the worst gifts to buy your partner? We have a list of top 5 No-Nos. Plus – What reason is stopping you from eating around the table with the kids? And is Iain overweight? Or is it pure muscle mass? Find out on this week’s show. Follow @MrMickCoyle and @iain_chris on twitter and check out Dad’s Hour every Friday from 1.15pm.
01/12/1729m 37s

Episode 88: With Mick Coyle, Jake Mills & Christian Hughes

Jake Mills and Christian Hughes join Mick for this week’s Dad’s Hour. On the show – one in eight dads have missed the birth of their child. How close have you come from missing the big day? Plus, Mick is on the hunt for a Christmas present – and he wants a coffee machine if he can figure out how to make it work properly. And have you ever had to use the ladies toilets when your children suddenly tell you they need the loo? All that and more on this week’s Dad’s Hour. As heard on Radio City Talk, Friday 24th November 2017 Follow @MrMickCoyle @JakeMIlls1 and @How2beadad on social media
24/11/1729m 18s

Episode 87: Mick Coyle, Iain Christie & Sam Avery and Giovanna Fletcher

Mick is back after a couple of weeks away, and is joined by his old sparring partner Iain Christie, and author and comedian Sam Avery. This week, the dads discuss DINKs (“Double income, no kids” couples) who have £12,000 disposable income to spend every year! Plus a new study warns grandparents might be putting our kids at risk of cancer through passive smoking and special treats. The dads aren’t impressed. And how much does the tooth fairy deliver in your house? Are you higher or lower than the national average? Follow @MrMickCoyle, @iain_chris and @learner_parent Confessions of a Learner Parent is available online and in bookshops now. As heard on Radio City Talk, Friday Nov 17th 2017
17/11/1741m 23s

Episode 86: With Mick Coyle, Iain Christie and Jake Mills

Mick and Iain are joined by comedian and campaigner Jake Mills. This week – would you call your child Lucifer? A couple in Germany had to be persuaded by a court to think of a new name for their new baby. Also on the show: We learn to adopt the phrase “This is just what my life is like now” as Mick juggles a vomiting child while trying to have a social life, and we put the Bank of Mum and Dad through a stress test. As heard on Radio City Talk, Friday 27th October. Follow @mrmickcoyle @iain_chris @jakemills1 on Twitter
27/10/1732m 1s

Episode 85: With Mick, Iain and Chris Cairns

If you were rich, who much money would you leave for your kids? Not much, according to some of the most famous faces in the UK, but would the dads do things differently if they hit the jackpot? Find out with Mick Coyle, Iain Christie and Chris Cairns on this week’s Dad’s Hour podcast. Also on the show: Are dads lazy? Yes. But just how lazy? And have you ever witnessed a crime involving a thong? We go down under to investigate. As heard on Radio City Talk on 13th Oct 2017.
13/10/1733m 38s

Episode 84 Dads Hour With Mick Coyle , Che Burnley , Jake Mills

This week, the dads are talking about parental advice: How annoyed do you get when other mums and dads try and tell you how to raise your kids? Mick, Jake and Che also discuss a new report which suggests dads are more likely to favour their sons when it comes to buying them gifts. And Jake makes a passionate plea for dads to share their mental health stories with each other. Check out @MrMickCoyle, @JakeMills1 and @cheBurnley on Twitter. As heard on Liverpool radio station Radio City
06/10/1732m 14s

Episode 83: Dad's Hour with Mick Coyle, Iain Christie & Christian Hughes

Special guest vlogger, Christian Hughes, joined Mick Coyle and Iain Christie on this week's Dad's Hour. The dads discussed their favourite lies that they tell their kids and also how it is apparently too expensive to go to the pub nowadays. Follow Mick @MrMickCoyle, Iain @Iain_Chris and Christian @How2BeADad
29/09/1728m 10s

Episode 82: Dad's Hour with Mick Coyle, Iain Christie & Jake Mills

The question of Dad's Hour this week was: how popular is your name? The list of most popular baby names for 2016 come out earlier this week and it turns out, unfortunately for Iain, that was not one baby named Ian last year. Also, hear about a super dad who tried to set a world record for bungee jumping whilst holding 150 eggs and breaking as little as possible. Follow Mick @MrMickCoyle, Iain @Iain_Chris and Jake @JakeMills1 on Twitter
22/09/1726m 48s

Episode 81: Dads Hour with Mick Coyle, Iain Christie, Che Burnley & special guest Will Mellor

Iain Christie was back from his week off to tell Mick how he took inspiration from last week's guest, Jamie Oliver, and created a new culinary dad masterpiece. Introducing the 'pork pie salad' - it's as interesting as it sounds. Also, what signs do women supposedly use to show they are annoyed at their partners? The dads worked through the survey one by one to see if they could relate. Plus - special guest star Will Mellor spoke to Mick about how embarrassing parents can be on holiday in front of their kids. Follow Mick @MrMickCoyle, Iain @Iain_Chris and Che @CheBurnley
15/09/1733m 52s

Episode 80: Dads Hour celebrity special with Jamie Oliver & Katherine Ryan

It’s a celebrity edition of Dad’s Hour as one of the most famous chefs on the planet swings by to talk about his dadding credentials. Jamie Oliver’s back on the box with a series about Quick and Easy Food, but how easy does he think parenting is? Tune in to find out. Also on the show: Comedian and mum Katherine Ryan reveals she does the school run in a bathrobe and flip flops! Follow @mrmickcoyle @jamieoliver @kathbum on social media
08/09/1724m 31s

Episode 79: Dads Hour with Mick Coyle & Iain Christie

On this week's Dads Hour, Mick and Iain discussed the hardship of trying to find a school uniform that fits your kid and the money it costs to buy everything brand new. Also - how to get rid of nits and other old wives tales. Top dadding advice every Friday from 1.15pm!
01/09/1730m 18s

Episode 77: Dad's Hour with Mick Coyle, Iain Christie & Jake Mills

Mick Coyle and Iain Christie are reunited after their summer breaks and have some war stories to share about their holidays. Jake Mills is also on the show, and he’s still not had a haircut. Also on the agenda: Losing your keys and what age do your children stop believing in fairies? Dad’s Hour: as heard every Friday from 1.15pm on Radio City Talk.
18/08/1729m 0s

Episode 76: Dads Hour with David Easson, Iain Christie & Andy Pimbley

Mick is away this week but stepping in to the hotseat is new dad David Easson! He was joined by dad regular Iain Christie and Andy Pimbley from Claremont Farm to talk all things dadding and how they could help him with some top dad tips. Iain was recently back from his holidays and told all of his holiday tales/nightmares and the dads discussed how much money is spent on kids trying to replace items they lose.
11/08/1725m 44s

Episode 75: Dads Hour with Mick Coyle, Chris Cairns & Jake Mills

Comedians Chris Cairns and Jake Mills joined Mick Coyle for this week's Dads Hour and they read out all of your best jokes made up by your kids. Plenty were sent in and the dads read out a few of the highlights - thanks for all of your suggestions! Also - how do you know your dad is on holiday? Walking round topless, speaking broken English? Mick, Chris and Jake discussed all that and more.
04/08/1731m 27s

Episode 74: Dads Hour with Mick Coyle, Sam Avery and Che Burnley

Comedian Che Burnley and dad blogger Sam Avery joined Mick Coyle on this week's Dads Hour. Sam was back after his long hiatus to talk about his new book 'The Learner Parent' and all of the tips he's picked up along the way. Also - at what age does your child's birthday party become too stressful? Follow Mick: @MrMickCoyle
28/07/1726m 39s

Episode 73: Dads Hour with Mick Coyle, Iain Christie & Patrick McBride

The dads were back for another week with top tips and dadding advice! Mick Coyle, Iain Christie & Patrick McBride talked parents intervening when you're in the middle of telling off your child and what gifts do you get your kids teachers? Also - the dads give their thoughts on a story where a little girl was fined £150 for selling lemonade to concert goers in London. Follow Mick Coyle at @MrMickCoyle
21/07/1731m 23s

Episode 72: Dads Hour with Mick Coyle, Iain Christie & Che Burnley

On this week's Dads Hour, the dads were talking about their biggest dad fails after one listener tweeted in that they had a bought a gazebo without instructions. Also, the dads take a look at modern motherhood in 2017. Apparently they don't have time to iron the bed linen! All discussed and more on Dads Hour. Follow Mick Coyle at @MrMickCoyle
14/07/1727m 17s

Episode 71: Dad's Hour with Mick Coyle, Iain Christie & Chris Cairns

Iain Christie and comedian Chris Cairns joined Mick Coyle on this week's Dad's Hour. The Dad's discussed how difficult it is to bring up kids in 2017 with new research by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, showing it costs around £40k for a happy life with two children. Also - how close do you like being to your partner and how acceptable do you look on the school run? All discussed right here. As heard on Radio City Talk. Follow Mick Coyle: @MrMickCoyle
07/07/1730m 23s

Episode 70: Dad's Hour with Mick Coyle, Iain Christie & Jake Mills

Iain Christie and Jake Mills joined Mick Coyle this week on Dad's Hour. On the agenda - what can your kid not be without? Iain even brought in a picture! Also your best dad hacks and shortcuts. Follow Mick on @mrmickcoyle
30/06/1732m 3s

Episode 69: Dad's Hour with Mick Coyle, Rochelle Humes, Iain Christie & Patrick McBride

On this week’s Dad’s Hour, the dads reflect on a bumper harvest of Father’s Day presents. Mick Coyle, Iain Christie and Patrick McBride managed to get the holy trinity of gifts between them – slippers, socks and Toblerone. Also on the agenda: The films you MUST see before you’re 11, why summer can be so expensive, and why it’s better to teach your child to be kind, not competitive. As heard on Radio City Talk, Fridays from 1.15pm. Follow @mrmickcoyle @iain_chris and @newmilktrayman on social media.
23/06/1732m 59s

Episode 68: Dad's Hour with Mick Coyle, Jeff Brazier, Iain Christie & Che Burnley

This week we’ve got an extra long Dad’s Hour ahead of Father’s Day. On the agenda this week: Celeb dad Jeff Brazier talks us through the results of a new dadding survey. Che Burnley has his say on whether being a stay at home dad is all it’s cracked up to be And Iain and Mick point out that nostalgia is not what it used to be. As heard on Radio City Talk, Friday 16th June 2017 Follow @mrMickCoyle @cheburnley @iain_chris on Twitter
16/06/1743m 4s

Episode 67: Dad's Hour with Mick Coyle, Iain Christie & Chris Cairns

It was a general election special on Dad's Hour this week! Mick, Iain and Chris discussed the results and also how to approach it as a 'sensible dad'. Also, what do kids find the most embarrassing at the school gates? Crocs and socks? Pyjamas? The list goes on. Follow Mick Coyle on Twitter @mrmickcoyle
09/06/1731m 26s

Episode 66: Dad's Hour with Mick Coyle, Iain Christie & Ian Salmon

Author Ian Salmon joined Mick Coyle and Iain Christie on this week's Dad's Hour. How do you get your kids to sleep? Apparently there are 10 steps to follow to get your children to drop off to sleep. The Dad's gave their top tips and said whether they agreed or disagreed with the list. Also, the age old question of 'how did they get so old?' @mrmickcoyle
02/06/1731m 48s

Episode 65: Dad's Hour with Mick Coyle, Iain Christie and Jake Mills

This week, Mick, Iain and Jake discuss the Manchester bombings, and how being a dad changed their perspective of events. Also: What’s the best way to teach your child to swim? Mick and Iain disagree on this important dadding job. PLUS Jake has some exclusive baby news, and the dads discuss organising weddings. As heard on Radio City Talk, Friday from 1.15pm. Follow Mick on Twitter @MrMickCoyle
26/05/1735m 37s

Episode 64: Dad's Hour with Mick Coyle, Iain Christie & Che Burnley

Do you let your kids go outside and get their hands dirty? Or do you think it's better they stayed inside? Alan Titchmarsh says that kids should apparently 'eat dirt' - the Dad's gave their take on it. Also, an Australian study shows that a third of kids think their dad's work too much . Do the dad's get their work balance right?
19/05/1725m 17s

Episode 63: Dad's Hour with Mick Coyle, Che Burnley & Chris Cairns

What stuff have you got in your house? That was the hot topic on this week's Dad's Hour - whether you should be allowed to have your own Dad cave with whatever you want in it! Also, how far would you go to make sure your kid was behaving in school? One Dad went as far as sitting in his kids physics class alongside him. Che and Chris told Mick the measures that they would go to.
12/05/1730m 4s

Episode 62: Superhero day special with Mick Coyle, David Adams and Iain Christie

It was superhero day at the tower and Dad's Hour had some very special guests joining them. David Adams and son Henry joined the Dad's in the studio to tell them about the amazing work that When You Wish Upon A Star has done for them and for Henry with his illness. Plus - how many boxes of cereal do you get through in your family? And do you have a bromance with a fellow dad? Iain and Mick discuss that and more on this week's show.
05/05/1732m 46s

Episode 61: Dad's Hour with Mick Coyle, Iain Christie & Chris Cairns

There was plenty on the agenda of Dad's Hour this week - so much so that Mick had to a do a 'roulette' of topics! The Dad's spoke about everything from watching over your kids doing homework, men's hairstyles to a Dad entering his daughter into a competition for messiest room.
28/04/1731m 46s

Episode 60: Dad's Hour with Mick Coyle, Iain Christie & Jake Mills

The Dad's are back after a week off for Easter with all their parenting tips and advice. Mick told the Dad's all about his family holiday in Cornwall and his first cinema experience with daughter Evie to see Peppa Pig. Also, at what age do you think it's safe to cross the road? A recent survey said it was the age of 14. Do you agree? The Dad's had their say.
21/04/1729m 4s

Episode 59: Dad's Hour with Mick Coyle, Iain Christie & Che Burnley

On this week's episode Mick Coyle was joined by Iain Christie and comedian Che Burnley. We asked is it appropriate to be your child's best friend as well as their Dad? When do you draw the line between the two? Also, a recent survey said the UK was one of the worst countries for babies crying - it seemed the Dad's fully agreed!
07/04/1728m 30s

Episode 58: Dad's Hour with Mick Coyle, Iain Christie & Patrick McBride

Mick was joined by regular Dad Iain Christie, back from his week off, and 'celebrity' Dad Patrick McBride (aka the Milktray Man!) The dad's were talking when is the right time to let your kid 'off the leash' and let them do more things on their own. A report in the Mirror suggested 10 - what did the dad's think? Also, they discussed whether Liam Payne from One Direction, a new Dad, had the right dadding tactics after he claimed he's going to make a 'man cave'.
31/03/1731m 58s

Episode 57: Dad's Hour with Mick Coyle, Che Burnley and Chris Rick

On this week's Dad's Hour, the dad's discussed at what age do you turn into parents? Do you hear your mum and dad in yourself when talking to you kids? Also, what are the most Googled things by new mums? There were some very sensible questions and some very odd ones too - we put it to the dad's to see what they thought.
24/03/1725m 26s

Episode 56: Dad's Hour with Mick Coyle, Chris Cairns and Iain Christie (with his kids!)

On Dad's Hour this week it was inset day for Iain's kids so for the first time ever, we had children in the studio! We asked them to describe Daddy in one word and it was an interesting choice. We also put it to the dad's what would you do for love? Pretend you know about politics? Watch a film of their choice? Also, they discussed how apparently parents live longer than people without children. Safe to say they found it very hard to believe!
17/03/1728m 48s

Episode 55: Dad's Hour with Mick Coyle & Iain Christie

After an incident involving quinoa , Mick and Iain contemplate its mysterious origins, while an article about a family of NINETEEN leads to the question; what do they have for tea? #DadsHour
10/03/1727m 35s

Episode 54: Dad's Hour with Mick Coyle, Iain Christie & Jake Mills

On this week's Dad's Hour we were talking about the 20 things in life that you need to teach your kids before growing up. Does your child know how to descale a kettle? Also, we asked how the Dad's got involved with #WorldBookDay, if they made any DIY costumes for the kids and also who do they impersonate when reading a book? Top Dadding tips as always.
03/03/1731m 10s

Episode 53: Dad's Hour with Mick Coyle & Iain Christie

Mick and Iain were back for another week and fresh from school holidays. On the agenda today was how to manage your kids when going away and what to do with them whilst on holiday. #DadsHour
24/02/1724m 37s

Episode 52: Dad's Hour with Mick Coyle, Iain Christie & comedian Patrick Monahan

Little bit different for Dad's Hour this week, Mick was joined by our dad regular Iain Christie and Irish comedian Patrick Monahan. Mick asked Patrick about the gigs that he does for children and for some top tips on how he manages to make kids laugh! He's also doing a gig in the Camp and Furnace on Sat 4th March, you can buy your tickets here: http://www.campandfurnace.com/events/comedy-camp/
17/02/1723m 2s

Episode 51: Dad's Hour with Mick Coyle, Iain Christie & Chris Cairns

Dad's Hour was back after a week off and Mick was joined by our regular Dadding expert Iain Christie and local comedian Chris Cairns. We asked the Dad's about bucket lists and in the wake of Beyoncé's baby reveal, how would you announce that you were going to have kids? Plus, Dad's Hour was broadcast LIVE on Facebook Live for the first time and it's safe to say Chris loved the camera!
10/02/1728m 20s

Episode 50: Dad's Hour with Mick Coyle, Iain Christie and author Michael Rosen

It's safe to say we had 2 very excited Dad's for this week's Dad's Hour! Mick and Iain were joined by special guest Michael Rosen, author of children's favourite 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt'. He told us about the success of Bear Hunt,the new interactive experience #BearHuntLiverpool and he even read one of his poems live for us.
27/01/1727m 35s

Episode 49: Dad's Hour with Mick Coyle, Iain Christie & Chris Rick

Do you think it's still important to sit at the table to eat with your kids? This is what we put to the Dad's this week - just how valuable is that time? Also, how much does 'lad' culture affect our children and how do we deal with it?
20/01/1726m 36s

Episode 48: Dad's Hour with Mick Coyle, Iain Christie & Che Burnley

Dads Hour is back for another week and we wanted to know what Iain and Che would do if they found out their kids wanted to join the army and how they would help their kids pursue their dreams. There was also a couple of stories in the papers about how parents should attend extra lessons to help out with their kids homework and we asked the Dads would they be prepared to put the extra hours in?
13/01/1726m 20s

Episode 47: Dad's Hour with Mick Coyle, Iain Christie & Jake Mills

Dads Hour is back for 2017! Mick was joined by our resident Dad Iain Christie and comedian Jake Mills to talk about what 2017 was like for them and how they dealt with Christmas! Endless batteries, boxes to unwrap and meeting the dreaded in-laws. We also asked the Dads what their new years resolutions were and did they stick to last years?
06/01/1733m 48s

Episode 45: Dad's Hour with Mick Coyle, Romesh Ranganathan, Iain Christie & Jake Mills

On this week's Dad's hour we were talking about how happy your kids make you. Apparently, they only make you happy for a year and then it's all downhill from there so we wanted to see what Iain and Jake had to say on that! We also had special guest and proud Dad Romesh Ranganathan on the show to tell us about his new DVD and how he dreads the Christmas nativity too.
16/12/1632m 57s

Episode 43: Dad's Hour with Mick Coyle, Iain Christie & Che Burnley

The Dad’s are back for another week and the agenda today was very much Christmas based! Have you had to sit through the pain of your child’s nativity yet? How proud did it actually make you feel? We also spoke about what presents you should get for Dads. Little tip – socks are definitely not on the list!
09/12/1630m 38s

Episode 42: Dad's Hour with Mick Coyle, Iain Christie & Chris Cairns

With Christmas fast approaching we had to ask the Dad's about the role that Father Christmas plays and also would you pay to see your kids nativity play? And if so, how much would you actually pay? We also had the chance to catch up with Billy McGranaghan, founder and Chief Exec of the charity 'Dads House'. He told us about the amazing work he does with single Dad's to help with their mental health problems and how he offers support when nobody else will.
02/12/1641m 38s

Episode 41: Dad's Hour with Mick Coyle, Chris Hollins, Iain Christie & Che Burnley

Back for another week and with another special guest! TV presenter and top Dad Chris Hollins joined us on the show to talk about Super Dads! He was saying how Dad's should get more credit for how much time they spend with kids and of course Iain and Che both agreed. We also had to mention Black Friday and if they'd be picking up any Dad bargains!
25/11/1631m 52s

Episode 40: Dads Hour with Mick Coyle, Josh Widdicombe, Iain Christie & Jake Mills

To start the show, we had to ask Jake Mills about his encounter with a squirrel running through John Lewis causing absolute CHAOS! We also asked the Dad's how much is too much when it comes to posting pictures of your kids on Facebook? Do you document every part of their day or do you prefer to keep special memories to yourself? And not forgetting our very special guest, comedian Josh Widdicombe who talks to his about his upcoming tour 'What Do I Do Now?'
18/11/1637m 16s

Episode 39: Dad's Hour with Mick Coyle, Iain Christie & Chris Cairns

How do you explain the idea of Donald Trump to your kids ? The Dad's discuss. #Trump #Kids #DadsHour
11/11/1633m 16s

Episode 38: Dad's Hour with Mick Coyle, Iain Christie & Sam Avery

Dad's Hour was back for another week with a bit of a Halloween special! With Halloween fast approaching we thought it would be best to ask the Dad's what sort of outfits they'll be dressing their kids up in and what is the most ridiculous costume they have worn? We also spoke about a recent survey that said 1 in 10 boys didn't know that milk came from a cow and how boys apparently spend a lot more money on proms now than girls. We had to ask Iain and Sam how much they'd be prepared to pay out on their children when the day come!
28/10/1633m 7s

Episode 37: Dad's Hour with Mick Coyle, Iain Christie, Che Burnley & Commander Hadfield

On this week's Dad's Hour, Mick was joined by our resident Dads Iain and Che and we thought we'd put their knowledge to the test on kids TV. We quizzed the Dad's to see how much they knew about children's TV shows through the decades. Mick was also joined by special guest and out of this world Dad, Commander Chris Hadfield! He was telling us about the children's book he has wrote and what it's like being a Dad from afar.
21/10/1641m 7s

Episode 36: Dad's Hour with Mick Coyle, Iain Christie, Chris Cairns and special guest Harry Hill!

On this week's Dad's Hour we were joined by very special guest and funny man Harry Hill! Harry joined Mick to talk about his new show 'Harry Hill's Tea Time' and we asked Harry what programmes did he watch when growing up and what he thinks is great family TV. We then asked Iain and Chris what they enjoyed watching growing up and we also put it to them that apparently Dad's enjoy parenting more than Mum's.
14/10/1638m 30s

Episode 35: Dad's Hour with Mick Coyle, Iain Christie, Che Burnley & special guest John Bishop

On this week's Dad's Hour, Mick asked the Dad's how good of a Dad do they think they are? Iain and Che both took the same quiz of 50 questions to determine how good of a Dad they are judging by the amount of 'Dad things' they do. They all got pretty good results! They were also joined by celeb Dad and fellow scouser John Bishop who told us about his upcoming tour 'Winging It' and do his kids genuinely think he's cool?
07/10/1634m 5s

Episode 34: Dad's Hour with Mick Coyle, Iain Christie & Jake Mills

On this week's Dad's Hour the Dad's talked about the most embarrassing moments with their kids. We put it to Iain and Chris and asked them what is the most embarrassing thing they have said or done and have they accidentally landed you in trouble. They also spoke about how most adults are now addicted to their smart phones and does this affect your relationship with your child?
30/09/1632m 58s

Episode 33: Dad's Hour with Mick Coyle, Iain Christie, Sam Avery & Matt Dawson

We done things a bit differently on Dad's Hour this week. We wanted to take a look at the highs and lows of being a Dad after we received the amazing news that Erin Cross is in remission following her Car-T cell treatment! Erin is a lovely 5 year old girl from Chester who needed to raise £100,000 to receive her treatment in Seattle to help with her battle with leukaemia. Erin's Dad, Anthony, told Mick of how overwhelmed he was by the generosity of people who have helped Erin and how ecstatic he was that she is in remission. We also caught up with Rugby legend and Question of Sport star, Matt Dawson, who told us of his struggles as a Dad. Matt's son suffered from meningitis and Matt wanted to come on to Dad's Hour to tell his story and raise awareness about this terrible disease.
23/09/1633m 43s

Episode 32: Dad's Hour with Mick Coyle, Iain Christie, Chris Cairns & special guest Peter Andre

The Dad's are back for another week and are talking about where they were when their partners give birth - were they a big help or just a massive hindrance? Also on Dad's Hour is a very special guest and celeb Dad... Peter Andre! He tells us about dad dancing and did he use his 20 yr old body as an inspiration for his dad bod!
16/09/1630m 46s

Episode 31: Dad's Hour with Mick Coyle, Iain Christie and Che Burnley

The dads are reunited to discuss their latest parenting woes and successes. This week: Play doh, nursery rhymes and the return of grammar schools.
14/09/1626m 12s

Episode 30: Dad's Hour with Mick Coyle, Iain Christie & Ian Salmon

Things were a bit different on Dad's Hour this week as it was changed from Friday to Thursday because of the perfect Dadding reason of childcare! Mick Coyle was joined by regular dad Iain Christie and local author Ian Salmon to talk all things parenting. On the agenda this week for Dads Hour we asked the Dad's how stressed they were after a recent survey suggests that parents suffer with 2 hours of stress per day... is this true? Do you kids make you suffer with 2 hours of stress? Or is it actually much more! We also spoke about the cost of new school uniforms for the average parent and everything that comes along with them. Is it worth the money? The Dad's discuss.
01/09/1628m 41s

Episode 29: Dad's Hour with Mick Coyle, Iain Christie & Jake Mills

Joining Mick and Iain on this week's Dad's Hour to talk all things from the world of Dadding was comedian Jake Mills. We asked the Dad's this week about their thoughts about the recent statistics that have come out in regards to the gender pay gap. According to a recent survey, working Mum's are earning a lot less than men and we asked the Dad's did they think this was fair? This also led us on to talk about parental leave and how much time off other countries give to Dad's compared to the UK. It's safe to say they were a little bit jealous!
26/08/1631m 3s

Episode 28: Dad's Hour with Mick Coyle, Iain Christie, Sam Avery & special guest Mark Cavendish

On this week's Dad's Hour, there was another special guest in the form of Olympic silver medallist Mark Cavendish! Mark was fresh from Rio and joined the Dad's to tell them what life is like being an Olympic Dad. Also on Dad's Hour, a recent survey said that half of UK parents admitted to letting their kids under 14 have a drink in the house and 1 in 10 even admitted letting children as young as 5 drink alcohol. We wanted to get Sam's and Iain's thoughts on this and at what age they'd think it was acceptable to give their kids their first drink.
19/08/1633m 10s

Episode 27: Dad's Hour with Mick Coyle, Sam Avery, Chris Cairns and special guest Rufus Hound

On this week's Dad's hour, we had a very special guest on the show, comedian and presenter... Rufus Hound! Rufus came on to tell the Dad's about how rubbish it is to take your kids on holiday with you and how you can stop it from happening. This also got the Dad's talking about where they used to go on holiday and what it's like to be a modern Dad on holiday. Also, would you neglect your kids to play Pokémon Go? A couple in America did exactly that! The Dad's gave their thoughts.
05/08/1633m 8s

Episode 27: Dad's Hour with Mick Coyle, Che Burnley & Jake Mills

Our resident Dad Iain Christie was away this week but 2 of our regular Dad's, Che Burnley & Jake Mills, joined Mick Coyle to talk through all matters parenting. We asked the Dad's how old is too old to have a teddy? This is after a recent survey which said that many adults still keep a teddy as their most prize possession. We also asked Che and Jake at what age would you give your children an iPhone or iPad as well as how they deal with fussy eating and food demands from their kids! Not forgetting the weekly Dad nods.
29/07/1631m 33s

Episode 26: Dad's Hour with Mick Coyle, Iain Christie & Che Burnley

On this week's Dad's Hour, the Dad's spoke about a story in the Daily Mail where a café owner said that she would scold people's kids if they weren't behaving. Do you agree with this? Would you let someone else tell your children off? Iain and Che certainly had a lot to say on the matter! And we had to mention a survey in the Times Educational Supplement where accidentally calling a teacher 'mum' or 'dad' is among the top 100 rites of passage according to children. Youngsters were surveyed on what they think they should have done or experienced in school by the time they reach 11. Taking a nap in class and laughing hysterically when someone breaks wind also feature in the list and this caused a few giggles in the studio!
22/07/1627m 27s

Episode 25: Dad's Hour with Mick Coyle, Iain Christie, Jake Mills & Chris Cairns

We had 4 Dad's in the studio this week. Joining Mick Coyle this week was Iain Christie from the Royal Court and comedians Jake Mills and Chris Cairns. Big topic on Dad's Hour this week was baby names. We asked the Dads when was the last time you heard of a baby called Gary? Alan? Gordon? What are the deciding factors when you're picking out a baby name? It caused up a stir and the listeners tweeted in their thoughts too! We also spoke about the Victoria Beckham fiasco that has taken over the internet this week as she posted a picture of herself kissing her 5 year old daughter on the lips that caused outrage. Should you still kiss your kids on the lips? Or when do they get too old for that? Plenty of Dad Nods too.
15/07/1633m 13s

Episode 24: Dad's Hour with Mick Coyle, Iain Christie & Jake Mills

On this week's episode of Dad's Hour, the Dad's got to pick the topics! Mick Coyle was joined by Iain Christie and Jake Mills and we picked out 10 stories from the papers for the Dad's to choose from. There were some interesting topics in the mix including hot dog championships, the price of raising a daughter compared to a son and do celebrities really encourage your kids to eat junk food?
08/07/1634m 28s

Episode 23: Dad's Hour with Mick Coyle, Iain Christie & Che Burnley

Mick Coyle was joined by resident Dad Iain Christie & comedian Che Burnley on this week's episode of Dad's Hour. The Dad's were completely taken aback by a recent survey that we found in the Mirror that said that Mum's are cooler than Dad's... yes, it's true. Apparently, when kids were asked they said that Mum was cooler than Dad and tells funnier jokes. You can only imagine their horror! We also touched on the Dad who won the lottery and now that he has his money, he's going to do a job he has always wanted to do. We asked the Dad's if your kid said they wanted to be Prime Minister or an astronaut just exactly what they would say.
01/07/1632m 40s

Episode 21: Dad's Hour with Mick Coyle, Simon Reeve, Iain Christie & John Logue

Travel writer and presenter Simon Reeve was our special guest on this week's Dad's Hour joining Mick Coyle, resident Dad Iain Christie & Dad newbie and blogger, John Logue. Simon talked about what is classed as a modern Dad and how simple things such as reading a bedtime story can be taken forgranted. We also got Simon's Dad nods from around the world! We also talked about balloons and how much of a pain they really are after Worcester City Council has banned them and will fine anyone letting them go. Are they really that much of a nuisance? The Dad's discuss.
17/06/1638m 42s

Episode 20: Dad's Hour with Mick Coyle, Iain Christie & Sam Avery

Iain Christie and Sam Avery joined Mick Coyle on this week's Dad's Hour and we talked about the recent story coming from Japan that a father had abandoned his 6 year old child in a forest to 'teach him a lesson'. We asked how far you would go to punish your child. We also spoke about a recent survey which said that housewives and househusbands have the happiest jobs - we put it to our Dad's to see if they'd like to stay at home and look after the kids 24/7!
10/06/1635m 12s

Episode 19: Dad's Hour with Mick Coyle, Iain Christie & Chris Cairns

On this week's Dad's Hour, we asked the question 'would you dob your kids in?' depending on what crime they had committed. We also talked about a 'duck it' list which is basically things you wish you'd done and never got round to doing. Some interesting answers were thrown up! And of course, Dad nods all round.
27/05/1632m 12s

Episode 18: Dad's Hour with Mick Coyle, Che Burnley and Chris Rick

On this week Dad's Hour, Mick Coyle was joined by local comedian Che Burnley and Chris Rick to talk all matters parenting. On the agenda this week we spoke about how acceptable it is to swear in front of your kids and how much you can get away with it. Do you have any words that you use instead of swearing? Or do you just do it anyway? We also spoke to regular Dads Hour dad Sam Avery to talk about his blog that has been nominated for an awards in the 'MAD Awards' (Mum and Dad awards). If you'd like to vote for Sam you can click here: http://www.tots100.co.uk/awards/
20/05/1631m 23s

Episode 17: Dad's Hour with Mick Coyle, Iain Christie & Chris Cairns

On this week's Dad's Hour, Mick was joined by resident dad Iain Christie from the Royal Court and new to Dad's Hour comedian Chris Cairns who told us about his Dadding credentials. Plenty of Dad nods were given on today's show to fellow Dad's out there and we also asked the question 'is it okay to still play video games?'. Chris and Iain had very different answers!
13/05/1629m 35s

Episod 16: Dad's Hour with Mick Coyle, Iain Christie & John Spellman live from Zoe's Place.

On Dad's Hour this week we were live from Zoe's Place Baby Hospice in West Derby, Liverpool, for Superhero day. We were trying to raise as much money as possible to help Zoe's Place build a family room so that Mums and Dads could spend as much time as possible with their loved ones before they pass away. Mick was joined by Dads Hour regular Iain Christie and John Spellman, dad of Jack who is in Zoe's Place. John told us all about little Jack and what it's like on a day to day basis for him and his family, and how important Zoe's place is for families so they can get some restbite and even nip out for a pint now and then.
06/05/1627m 30s

Episode 15: Dad's Hour with Mick Coyle, Iain Christie, Jake Mills and a very special guest...Bear Grylls!

Joining Mick Coyle on Dad's Hour this week was comedian Jake Mills and Iain Christie from the Royal Court. Plus we had a very special guest with us this week, you read it right, we had Mr Survival himself Bear Grylls on the show! Bear come on to talk to us about his new arena tour 'Endeavour' that is produced by Harvey Goldsmith and coming to the Liverpool Echo Arena on 16th October. But we took the opportunity to ask Bear about risk taking and he told us that we should let our children 'embrace danger'. The Dad's discuss. This week, we spoke about
29/04/1632m 51s

Episode 14: Dad's Hour with Mick Coyle, Iain Christie & Jake Mills

Joining Mick Coyle on Dad's Hour this week was comedian Jake Mills and Iain Christie from the Royal Court is back from his yearly stag do. This week, we spoke about Iain's yearly stag do and how it sounded like a 'Dad's weekend' instead of a 'lads weekend'. We also talked about a story in the papers today about two twin boys who go to the same school and how one of the boys likes to wear dresses. Is it controversial? Or is it just what makes them happy? The Dad's discuss. And not to mention we have an extra special Dad's Hour guest that Iain Christie managed to guess first time! Listen here to find out who it is, it's a cracker.
22/04/1632m 36s

Episode 13: Dad's Hour with Mick Coyle, Sam Avery & David Barnicle

Mick Coyle is back this week for Dad's Hour and is joined by comedian Sam Avery and Dave Barnicle from the Brink. This week we spoke about how sorry really is the hardest word according to a recent survey and how do you get your kids to apologise sincerely? Also, who's your favourite child? Recent studies show that apparently the eldest is the favourite. We asked Sam and Dave who their favourite child was.
15/04/1630m 32s

Episode 12: Dad's Hour with David Easson, Iain Christie & Che Burnley

David Easson was in for Mick Coyle on this week's Dad's Hour and as a non-Dad, he was able to give his side of the story when it come to kids. He was joined by Dad's Iain Christie & Che Burnley and with the Grand National this week, it seemed fitting to talk about the best places to spend your hangover after you are given the 'free pass' to go on a night out. Also on the agenda, dropping your children for the first time. Safe to say the answers were certainly interesting.
08/04/1626m 37s

Episode 11: Dad's Hour with Mick Coyle, Iain Christie & Patrick McBride

Joining Mick and Iain on Dad's Hour this week was the Milktray Man himself, Patrick McBride. This week, they were talking about how we're apparently not getting enough sleep, and as Dad's, this is something they know all too well. Also, how many pints is acceptable before you have to come crawling home with your tail between your legs, realising you're going to have an early morning and a monstrous hangover to deal with. And of course, we gave out some of our Dad Nod's. Cheers for listening.
01/04/1633m 51s

Episode 10: Dad's Hour with Mick Coyle, Iain Christie & Andy Pimbly

On this week's Dad's Hour, Mick was joined by Andy Pimbly from Claremont Farm and of course, resident Dad Iain Christie from the Royal Court theatre. On the agenda this week, we talked about how a recent survey has said that modern Dad's get up more times in the night to change nappies more than Mum's. We also spoke about 'modern day family values' and pet peeves such as sitting on your phone around the table. All of that, and of course we had to go back to the 'Dad Nod'. If you're out and about and you see a fellow Dad, give him the nod. We're all in this together.
18/03/1630m 38s

Episode 9: Dad's Hour with Mick Coyle, Iain Christie & Jake Mills

We had a late substitution this week on Dad's Hour with Sam Avery having to drop out because of Dadding duties. Jake Mills joined Mick Coyle and Iain Christie for Dad's Hour on Liverpool Live this week. On this week's Dad's Hour we talked about how John Lewis kicked out a Mum and her child because they were throwing a tantrum. We wanted to know how far they would go to stop their kids kicking off in public and we spoke about the taboo of 'smacking' your children. It got interesting.
11/03/1632m 51s

Episode 8: Dad's Hour with Mick Coyle, Iain Christie & Candice Fonseca

With Mother's Day coming up on Sunday, we had Candice Fonseca in for Dad's Hour this week alongside Mick Coyle & Iain Christie. We talked about how a new study found that women do typically four more weeks worth of childcare than men a year and how a new study by Oxfam found that more than two-thirds of women admit that they do the bulk of the housework. And of course we spoke about World Book Day.
04/03/1630m 53s

Episode 7: Dad's Hour with Mick Coyle, Iain Christie & Che Burnley

On Dad's Hour this week we talked about dealing with those difficult questions that your children ask you to do with race, rumours and the 'birds and the bees'. Also, we looked at a story in 'The Telegraph' about how family doctors are supposedly diagnosing too many children with asthma and discussed the countless trips to the doctors.
29/02/1631m 28s

Episode 6: Dad's Hour with Mick Coyle, Jake Mills and Chris Rick.

Dad's Hour is on every Friday 1-2pm on Liverpool Live with Mick Coyle talking all things from the world of parenting. This week, Mick, Jake and Chris got talking about their kids' trip to the doctors & the dreaded first injections, the £232,000 price tag attached to bringing up a child (up to 21!), and finding a pram that doesn't leave dads feeling embarrassed!
19/02/1629m 40s

Episode 5: Dad's Hour with Mick Coyle, Iain Christie & Ian Salmon

Dad's Hour is on every Friday 1-2pm on Liverpool Live with Mick Coyle talking all things from the world of parenting. This week Mick was joined by Iain Christie from the Royal Court and playwright Ian Salmon. This week they got talking about their version of a Dad's Valentine's Day, cheap days out with the kids and what they think about new figures which reveal older people in England are expected to live longer than before.
12/02/1631m 40s

Episode 4: Dad's Hour with Mick Coyle, Iain Christie & Che Burnley.

Dad's Hour is on every Friday 1-2pm on Liverpool Live with Mick Coyle talking all things from the world of parenting. This week Mick was joined by Iain Christie from the Royal Court and comedian Che Burnley. They got talking about Dad dancing after Roberto Martinez was caught at a Jason Derulo concert busting a move. Is it down to age or is it a Dad thing? They also touched on their worst DIY moments. Safe to say it was very interesting!
05/02/1631m 30s

Episode 3: Dad's Hour with Mick Coyle, Iain Christie & Bruno.

Iain Christie & Bruno joined Mick Coyle on Dad's Hour this week, talking school's banning pyjamas, kids that are fussy eaters and would you leave the Australian Open final if your wife was having a baby?
29/01/1629m 1s

Episode 2: Dad's Hour with Mick Coyle, Iain Christie & Jake Mills.

Joining Mick Coyle on this week's Dad's Hour is Ian Christie from the Royal Court and comedian Jake Mills talking all things parenting. On this week's show, Mick asked how Jake was coping as a new Dad and with a new baby in his life. His reaction says it all.
22/01/1630m 10s

Episode 1: Dad's Hour with Mick Coyle, Iain Christie & Sam Avery.

Dad's hour is on every Friday on Liverpool Live with Mick Coyle from 1-2pm talking all things parenting. This week Mick was joined by Iain Christie from The Royal Court and comedian Sam Avery who were talking about a school in Lancashire who have banned birthday cakes and things people never told you about becoming a parent.
15/01/1631m 59s
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