Episode 42 Listen on Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle PodcastsStitcher Compared to previous generations, today’s children have more homework, more adult-led activities and less free time to just play. According to psychologist Dr Peter Gray, this is a worrying trend that is having a negative impact on society. Dr Gray’s research shows that free-play is an important part […]
Episode 41 Listen on Apple Podcasts Spotify Google Podcasts Stitcher “The warrior archetype is a strong, powerful, masculine archetype. He’s a great archetype for just getting shit done!” Archetypes are universal, inborn personality traits that have been referenced throughout human history. They were introduced to the field of psychology by Carl Jung, who identified twelve […]
Episode 40 Listen on Apple Podcasts Spotify Google Podcasts Stitcher Did you know that at least 1 in 10 dads experience depression or anxiety related to the arrival of a new baby? It’s a condition known as PPND – Paternal Post Natal Depression and it’s much more common than most people realise. Unfortunately, many men […]
Episode 39 Listen on Apple Podcasts Spotify Google Podcasts Stitcher Hugh van Cuylenburg is the founder of The Resilience Project, an organisation that provides mental health and wellbeing programs to schools, businesses and individuals. In this interview, Hugh explains how the key concepts of Gratitude, Empathy and Mindfulness (G.E.M.) can be applied to fatherhood and […]
Episode 38 Listen on Apple Podcasts Spotify Google Podcasts Stitcher At the age of 18, Richard Maloney was recruited to play AFL for the St. Kilda Football Club. Unfortunately, he wasn’t mentally equipped to handle the pressure of being an elite sportsman and his AFL career was cut short. However, this set Rich on a […]
Episode 37 Listen on Apple Podcasts Spotify Google Podcasts Stitcher Dr Warren Farrell is a political scientist, activist and author of seven books including ‘The Boy Crisis: Why Our Boys Are Struggling and What We Can Do About It” In this interview, we discuss some of the societal issues that are negatively impacting boys and […]
Episode 36 Listen on Apple Podcasts Spotify Google Podcasts Stitcher If you have pre-school aged kids, you’ve probably come across the concept of Montessori education. But if you are like me, you may not understand exactly what it involves. In this interview, with Simone Davies from The Montessori Notebook, we take a deep dive into […]
Episode 35 Listen on Apple Podcasts Spotify Google Podcasts Stitcher Chris Anstey is a two times Olympian and former professional basketballer who played in the NBL, NBA and Europe. In this interview, Chris shares his experiences of living abroad with a young family, returning home, surviving two relationship breakdowns, learning how to co-parent his three […]
Episode 34 Listen on Apple Podcasts Spotify Google Podcasts Stitcher Did you know that many countries now offer shared parental leave, meaning it is available for both mums and dads? And the average amount of paid parental leave in OECD countries is 55 weeks? Compare this to Australia where it’s 18 weeks, for mothers only, […]
Episode 33 Listen on Apple Podcasts Spotify Google Podcasts Stitcher One of the biggest challenges facing all new parents is the lack of sleep. Particularly during the first few months, it can put a big strain on a relationship. And it’s not unusual for dads to feel a bit useless. But as today’s guest explains, […]
Episode 32 Listen on Apple Podcasts Spotify Google Podcasts Stitcher Did you know that men on average will die six years younger than women? And there is no justifiable reason for this. Most of the causes of premature death are things that could easily be prevented if men learn to take better care of themselves. […]
Episode 31 Listen on Apple Podcasts Spotify Google Podcasts Stitcher There are many benefits of mindfulness and meditation, but there are also many ways they can be practised. Experimenting with different techniques can be a good way to discover what works best for you. Chibs Okereke is a mindfulness and meditation teacher, who discovered his […]
What’s the show about?
The Dad Train Podcast is a weekly interview-based podcast for dads. We explore ideas and strategies on how to be a better man, a better partner and a better dad.