Daddy Issues Podcast
Monday, 18 November
England Seven's star, Alex Davis, lost his father after a shock diagnosis of ALL (acute lymphoblastic leukaemia) having thought his Dad's trip to the doctor was about to result in an 'all clear' after his 5 year battle with prostate cancer. This happened just at the point when Alex's career as a Rugby player - a dream of both his and his dads - was really starting to take off. What happened instead was an emotional breakdown and bought of depression. Sadly, we didn't get to brush on this side of things too much as (as ever) we didn't have enough time. However, what Alex brings to the surface is an invaluable insight into the father/son relationship, stigma's and taboo's around ideas of masculinity, openness and vulnerability, and the adoration and devotion between a father and a son.