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  • Ep. 10: How Much Does a Father Really Matter? (How Not to F*ck Up Your Kids Too Bad)

  • Written by: Stephen Marche, Audible Original
  • Length: 40 mins
  • Original Recording
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    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10

This is the longest episode in the series because we talked to so many people. It is a general survey of the state of modern fatherhood. We speak to a family that has three members: a lesbian couple and the gay father. We speak to somebody who lived among the Aka tribe in the Congo who are the world’s greatest fathers, who even occasionally breastfeed their children. We travel to Japan and attend classes in fatherhood for men who have no experience of living with their own children. It is a profoundly moving journey which shows that fatherhood, while being redefined constantly, remains vital.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Helpful and Encouraging

  • By Charlene Williams on 2018-09-20

Loved it.

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Reviewed: 2018-08-06

This is the best episode of the whole series.
Like a good book, the ending was a perfect conclusion. Also, like a good book, it made me sad to say goodbye to the characters and the ideas. More importantly, it gave me this weird kind of optimism about things that are familiar and already in place in my life.
Don't start here. Start at the beginning. All I can say here is that It's so worth it.

  • How Not to F*ck Up Your Kids Too Bad

  • Written by: Audible Original
  • Narrated by: Stephen Marche
  • Length: 5 hrs
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95

From Audible Originals, How Not to F*ck Up Your Kids Too Bad is an irreverent 10-part guide to modern fatherhood. In each episode, author and Esquire columnist Stephen Marche tackles tough questions that every parent faces. From how and why to stop yelling at your kids to how to share your favorite books (especially when they are a little racist) to how to talk to your kids about pot - follow as Stephen engages real dads and experts on the thorny questions that parents face today. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Binge-worthy and ridiculously thoughtful.

  • By Zeds on 2018-08-06

Binge-worthy and ridiculously thoughtful.

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Reviewed: 2018-08-06

I just loved this whole series of interviews.

It's so refreshing to think about Fatherhood specifically when thinking about parenting generally. Stephen is no regular podcaster working on the fly. Each episode feels like a personal essay in its flow. Its written as a story not a litany of facts, peppered with personal experience to keep it engaging. All the scariest topics- porn, cellphones, post-baby sex, time-spent etc. etc. are covered in ways that freaked me out then somehow reassured me that there were answers and solutions somewhere out there and that my kid, husband and myself are living through fantastic, messy and awkward times.

Totally the best podcast I've listened to in forever, what can I say...
Download this.
Enjoy.

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