Episode 35 Listen on Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle PodcastsStitcher 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 kids and being […]
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 […]
Episode 30 Listen on Apple Podcasts Spotify Google Podcasts Stitcher Today I chat with AFL legend, Paul Salmon (a.k.a. The Big Fish), who played 324 games with Essendon and Hawthorn. His football achievements include 561 goals, two premierships, three All Australians and selection in the Hawthorn Team Of The Century and the Australian Football Hall […]
Episode 29 Listen on Apple Podcasts Spotify Google Podcasts Stitcher Helicopter parents hover above their children, trying to protect them from getting hurt. And according to today’s guest, it’s a worldwide trend that is contributing to increased anxiety amongst children. Lenore Skenazy, President of LetGrow.org, believes kids are more capable than we think. If we […]
Episode 28 Listen on Apple Podcasts Spotify Google Podcasts Stitcher Kamal Sarma spent seven years training as a monk in India, before returning to Australia to embark on a successful corporate career. He has held executive positions at companies including McKinsey and AMP, as well as founding two venture capitalist businesses in the IT and […]
Episode 27 Listen on Apple Podcasts Spotify Google Podcasts Stitcher Today’s kids have more stuff, are faced with more choices and have less spare time than any previous generation. For many kids (and parents) it can all feel a bit overwhelming. Meanwhile, we have record rates of ADHD, ODD and various other behavioural disorders. Kim […]
Episode 25 Listen on Apple Podcasts Spotify Google Podcasts Stitcher Have you heard about the FIRE movement? It stands for Financial Independence, Retire Early, FIRE is a worldwide community of like-minded people, who share ideas and strategies on how to reach financial independence and retire early. Generally, this involves a combination of aggressive saving (up […]
Episode 24 Listen on Apple Podcasts Spotify Google Podcasts Stitcher Whether to send your kids to a private school is a big decision. And if you want to have that option, it’s probably something you need to plan for as early as possible. In this interview, Michael Chew from Orange Wealth explains the typical cost […]
Episode 23 Listen on Apple Podcasts Spotify Google Podcasts Stitcher Ben Ford is a seasoned marathon runner, personal trainer and fitness enthusiast who after becoming a dad, struggled to find the time and motivation to maintain his health and fitness. Realising this was a common problem for many other dads, he set up a blog […]
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.