Child Labour with Stuart Goldsmith and Sindhu Vee

Child Labour with Stuart Goldsmith and Sindhu Vee

By Radio X

As well as both being professional comedians, Stuart Goldsmith and Sindhu Vee have two other big things in common: they a) are both parents and b) have no idea how to be parents. But hey, does anyone? In this show, the acclaimed host of The Comedian’s Comedian Podcast and the writer/creator of BBC Radio 4's Sindhustan try to find out, seeking the advice of notable parents and experts on how to cope with parenthood, exploring the sacrifices, choices and mistakes made along the way. Light-hearted but ultimately informative, Child Labour aims to go past generality and cliche?, to ask difficult questions and seek substantive answers. This show aims to go beyond the headlines and get to the core of the joys and challenges of modern parenthood. We would love to hear from you, so tweet us! Sindhu @SindhuVFunny or Stuart @ComComPod, and include #ChildLabourPod, about anything we’ve discussed in this episode or on any of the podcasts so far!

Episodes

EP20: SARA BARRON'S ONE

On the final episode of Child Labour series 1 Stu and Sindhu talk to firecracker comedian Sara Barron about the decision to have one child, questioning the pursuit of your career and the impact of the choices your parents make through your life. We would love to hear from you, so tweet us! Sindhu @SindhuVFunny or Stuart @ComComPod, and include #ChildLabourPod, about anything we’ve discussed in this episode or on any of the podcasts so far!
18/10/201h 2m

EP19: IVO GRAHAM’S CATHARTIC EXPERIENCE

How would you co-parent if you separated from your partner before lockdown but then spent lockdown together for the benefit of your child? Well that is the situation comedian Ivo Graham found himself in. Hear how they have navigated that, the impact of heading to boarding school when he was 5 and what that means in the future for his own child. We would love to hear from you, so tweet us! Sindhu @SindhuVFunny or Stuart @ComComPod, and include #ChildLabourPod, about anything we’ve discussed in this episode or on any of the podcasts so far!
04/10/201h 7m

EP18: AMANDA DONNET’S GUIDE TO PARENTING YOURSELF

Amanda Donnett is the founder and director of Spilt Milk Psychology and in this episode she takes Sindhu and Stu through the importance of self-care, talking your child down when you’re really talking yourself down and how her own upbringing as part of a large family, made larger by foster children shaped who she is. We would love to hear from you, so tweet us! Sindhu @SindhuVFunny or Stuart @ComComPod, and include #ChildLabourPod, about anything we’ve discussed in this episode or on any of the podcasts so far!
27/09/2056m 22s

EP17: GEOFF NORCOTT’S FIZZY PARENTS

What’s it like having two “fizzy” parents? Geoff Norcott take us through his own upbringing with a chauvinistic mum (his words), asks why you need a third character and the synchronisation of families. We would love to hear from you, so tweet us! Sindhu @SindhuVFunny or Stuart @ComComPod, and include #ChildLabourPod, about anything we’ve discussed in this episode or on any of the podcasts so far!
20/09/2052m 24s

EP16: JOSIE LONG’S SINISTER PHASE TWO

Comedian Josie Long brings her immense positivity to Child Labour and wows Stuart and Sindhu with her take on smiling as the world burns around you, smiling as your eyes burn due to lack of sleep, and smiling in anticipation of her sinister phase two... We would love to hear from you, so tweet us! Sindhu @SindhuVFunny or Stuart @ComComPod, and include #ChildLabourPod, about anything we’ve discussed in this episode or on any of the podcasts so far!
13/09/2050m 57s

EP15: HOBBIT HUMPHREY & JAKE ENGLAND-JOHNS’ GENDER EXPANSIVE APPROACH

Would you raise your child gender neutral and not let immediate family members know their sex? That is what the guests, Hobbit Humphrey & Jake England-Johns have chosen to do and on this episode of the podcast they take us through the process, searching their own unconscious bias, the reaction and how their own upbringings shaped where they are. We would love to hear from you, so tweet us! Sindhu @SindhuVFunny or Stuart @ComComPod, and include #ChildLabourPod, about anything we’ve discussed in this episode or on any of the podcasts so far!
06/09/201h 0m

EP14: DARA O’BRIAIN’S KEELLESS BOAT OF PARENTING

Comedy institution Dara O’Briain talks to Stu and Sindhu about how Catholicism stops with him, creating memories for your kids that they simply won’t remember, the benefits of gaming and why he is an eruption of parenting. We would love to hear from you, so tweet us! Sindhu @SindhuVFunny or Stuart @ComComPod, and include #ChildLabourPod, about anything we’ve discussed in this episode or on any of the podcasts so far!
30/08/2055m 4s

EP13: CHRISTIAN STEVENSON’S (AKA DJ BBQ) DICK PICS FROM HIS KIDS

The first guest on Child Labour to be kidnapped by their own parents, BAFTA winner Christian Stevenson talks to Sindhu and Stu about his own childhood, single parenting three boys, and how you can still be true to yourself and use that to shape your children. We would love to hear from you, so tweet us! Sindhu @SindhuVFunny or Stuart @ComComPod, and include #ChildLabourPod, about anything we’ve discussed in this episode or on any of the podcasts so far!
23/08/2057m 23s

EP12: THE SOURDOUGH LIFE - CHECKING IN DURING LOCKDOWN

Hello! This episode of Child Labour sees Sindhu and Stu catching up about their lockdown experiences. The highs, the lows, the excitement and the mundane. 50% of this podcast was laid low by the virus and 100% had their eyes opened to how their partners truly parent, plus we hear listeners’ emails for the first time. We would love to hear from you, so tweet us! Sindhu @SindhuVFunny or Stuart @ComComPod, and include #ChildLabourPod, about anything we’ve discussed in this episode or on any of the podcasts so far!
16/08/2046m 20s

EP11: CALLY BEATON’S HIGH-FLYING STYLE

Former TV exec Cally Beaton joins Stu and Sindhu on this episode of Child Labour and she takes them through her management of her personal and emotional parenting life; raising a child with autism, enjoying the guilt-free nights away from parenting, and the importance of telling your child that they are loved. We would love to hear from you, so tweet us! Sindhu @SindhuVFunny or Stuart @ComComPod, and include #ChildLabourPod, about anything we’ve discussed in this episode or on any of the podcasts so far!
09/08/2051m 47s

EP10: ALFIE BROWN’S BOMBSHELL BABY

How would you react if you found out you were to become a Dad via text message… after a one night stand… whilst at work? Welcome to the story of Alfie Brown, who lays bare to Stu and Sindhu the story of his unconventional relationship with his children's Mum, how his own parenting influenced his life choices, and what comes next. We would love to hear from you, so tweet us! Sindhu @SindhuVFunny or Stuart @ComComPod, and include #ChildLabourPod, about anything we’ve discussed in this episode or on any of the podcasts so far!
02/08/2046m 38s

EP9: QUINCEY BROME’S TOUGH LOVE

This episode of Child Labour is quite simply filled with love. Quincey Brome is aware of he how he looks and is perceived… a big imposing character. As you’ll hear though, Quincy is that and so much more. Sindhu and Stu listen to how he became a sole parent, how he gives back to his community, how a Hollywood star is his son’s Godparent and gives the podcast’s most painfully honest ‘rose and thorn’ so far. We would love to hear from you, so tweet us! Sindhu @SindhuVFunny or Stuart @ComComPod, and include #ChildLabourPod, about anything we’ve discussed in this episode or on any of the podcasts so far!
26/07/2050m 8s

EP8: JEN BRISTER’S SCHOOL GATE GOSSIP

Do you grimace or smile at the school gates? If you say hello through gritted teeth then you’ll love this episode’s guest, comedian Jen Brister. Jen takes Stu and Sindhu through the trials of being a lesbian parent, being on the end of a stern Spanish mother and how to hopefully be the perfect complimentary parent. We would love to hear from you, so tweet us! Sindhu @SindhuVFunny or Stuart @ComComPod, and include #ChildLabourPod, about anything we’ve discussed in this episode or on any of the podcasts so far!
19/07/2044m 21s

EP7: JO JOYNER’S MASTERY OF IVF

Eastenders actress Jo Joyner is a woman who likes to plan. Going through IVF treatment is a testing time for any prospective parent, but Jo became fascinated with the ins and outs of the science and lets Sindhu and Stu in on her experiences, and what it’s like to have twins. We would love to hear from you, so tweet us! Sindhu @SindhuVFunny or Stuart @ComComPod, and include #ChildLabourPod, about anything we’ve discussed in this episode or on any of the podcasts so far!
12/07/2056m 1s

EP6: SOPHIE ALDRED’S STEINER KIDS

Something different for this episode of Child Labour when Stu and Sindhu welcome actor Sophie Aldred into the studio. From how her early career as Dr Who’s sidekick won her more time at home, to the impact of a Steiner education, Sophie tells us her story of her ace teenagers. We would love to hear from you, so tweet us! Sindhu @SindhuVFunny or Stuart @ComComPod, and include #ChildLabourPod, about anything we’ve discussed in this episode or on any of the podcasts so far!
05/07/2056m 12s

EP5: ROBIN INCE’S HYPERVIGILANT EDGE

50% of the Infinite Monkey Cage podcast, Robin Ince joins Stu and Sindhu on this episode to talk about never being fully relaxed. One of the UK’s finest polymaths, does being able to process a ton of information on parenting help or hinder the actual experience? Plus Robin and Stu share being too worried about their children, and Sindhu settles them down. We would love to hear from you, so tweet us! Sindhu @SindhuVFunny or Stuart @ComComPod, and include #ChildLabourPod, about anything we’ve discussed in this episode or on any of the podcasts so far!
28/06/2041m 57s

EP4: JESSICA FOSTEKEW’S HONESTY PARTY

Intense parents… a bad thing? Well, maybe not. In this episode Guilty Feminist Jessica Fostekew opens up about holding onto things when it would be better for parent and child to just let it go. We would love to hear from you, so tweet us! Sindhu @SindhuVFunny or Stuart @ComComPod, and include #ChildLabourPod, about anything we’ve discussed in this episode or on any of the podcasts so far!
21/06/2050m 49s

EP3: ATHENA KUGBLENU’S BEST BUDDY

Falling pregnant with a guy she’d only known for a matter of weeks, comic and writer Athena is now a fiercely proud and resilient mother. We talk about the matriarchal line of her own family; from her mum’s less-than-perfect role as her birth partner, to the societal flaws Athena feels she can now challenge in how she raises her daughter. We would love to hear from you, so tweet us! Sindhu @SindhuVFunny or Stuart @ComComPod, and include #ChildLabourPod, about anything we’ve discussed in this episode or on any of the podcasts so far!
14/06/2051m 53s

EP2: SPENCER JONES’ UNDERCOVER DAD

Growing up with a professionally invisible dad, and toughening up to survive multiple schools, Spencer is now an actor, award-winning comedian and maker of beautiful, ludicrous art. His own children often now feature in his work, and he reveals his struggle to preserve their creativity against the undertow of the mundane. We would love to hear from you, so tweet us! Sindhu @SindhuVFunny or Stuart @ComComPod, and include #ChildLabourPod, about anything we’ve discussed in this episode or on any of the podcasts so far!
07/06/2040m 22s

EP1: ARABELLA WEIR’S CRITICAL MUM

Raised by a mother who criticised her every move, author and actress Arabella’s temper was forged in defiance. Having parented her children by deliberately doing the opposite of whatever her own mother would have done, she talks to Sindhu and Stu about purging the echoes of that scathing voice. We would love to hear from you, so tweet us! Sindhu @SindhuVFunny or Stuart @ComComPod, and include #ChildLabourPod, about anything we’ve discussed in this episode or on any of the podcasts so far!
31/05/2039m 14s

Child Labour with Stuart Goldsmith and Sindhu Vee - coming 1st June

Child Labour is a new podcast from Stuart Goldsmith and Sindhu Vee. They’re both comedians, they were once both children, now they’re both parents, they both have parents and they're both figuring out how all of this works in real life. In each episode, along with a guest, they celebrate their labour, choices, mistakes and milestones. Released every Monday, subscribe now.
22/05/206m 15s
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