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Questions from Childfree People

7/18/2018
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This week we don't have a guest, and that guest is Anthony Nolan Young Ambassador Kathryn Cartwright. We field questions about parenting from the childfree, review Dr Seuss's The Sleep Book, and tell you what to say to anyone trying to make you feel guilty for 'overpopulation' and climate change.

Duration:00:22:56

Not Sponsored by Potette

7/11/2018
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This week we talk about parenting in the summer when your kids are teething and potty-training, and you're covered in chub-rub and hayfever. ALSO: Blaze and the Monster Machines. AND! The worst parenting advice you've ever received. PLUS! Someone wins Your No Guilt Parenting Plan by last week's guest, Rebecca Schiller.

Duration:00:25:15

Put the Baby in the Cupboard

7/4/2018
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We talk to Rebecca Schiller, author of Your No Guilt Pregnancy Plan, about bad parenting advice, "birth noises" and whether it's okay to nap while your wife's in labour. Also! Your tales of genuine sibling psychopathy! And! Win a copy of Rebecca's book!

Duration:00:34:43

Rapeless Gilead

6/27/2018
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Nominally about the lies parents tell children, and revisiting There's A Wocket in my Pocket as a bedtime rap phenomenon, episode 20 quickly descends into gutter chat about whether being a handmaid might actually be quite a nice life. Without all the rape, of course. ALSO! Send us your sibling stories and win a copy of Stu's book, Don't be a Dick, Pete! Don't forget to follow us on Twitter and Facebook, leave us an iTunes review, and -- oh yeah -- get some sleep.

Duration:00:23:48

A Funnel Would Be Messy

6/19/2018
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Father's Day! Tinga Tinga Tales on CBeebies! German Paw Patrol! Elaborate lies our parents have told us! Whether putting a funnel in a hole in the floor would make an acceptable toilet in a pinch! Episode 19 of The Naughty Step has it all.

Duration:00:29:19

Dr Seuss is a bad doctor

6/13/2018
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Robyn and Stuart share their (and your) traumatic tales of soft play hell, contemplate the life of Dr Seuss and review his book THERE'S A WOCKET IN MY POCKET. This episode also serves as Robyn's voiceover showreel, and features spurious slurs concerning poor people, ladders, and the north.

Duration:00:27:45

Two Babies Are A Petri Dish

6/6/2018
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Stuart is going away for work this week, which means that Robyn is left to look after the kids. How do their approaches to parenting differ when the other one vanishes? Also, the majesty that is HEY DUGGEE.

Duration:00:25:58

Gazebo Lightning Death

5/30/2018
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This episode is not about gazebos, lightning or death, although it was recorded during a storm. This week Stu and Robyn discuss the weird world of diagnosing baby rashes, the children's book Giraffes Can't Dance by Giles Andreae, and whether it's appropriate to watch graphic murder documentaries when your kids is in the room. Enjoy!

Duration:00:24:46

Robyn Fancies Lord Tumble

5/23/2018
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After two weeks away from podcasting, Robyn and Stu return to The Naughty Step with all the vitriol, opinions and palpable marital discord that you'd expect. This week they fall out over Mr Tumble and all of Justin Fletcher's major works, plus you tell them about your kids trying to kill their siblings.

Duration:00:23:06

Oh Phooey Prince Louis

5/2/2018
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There is a new royal prince in town, and Robyn and Stuart struggle to imagine what it'd be like to have a third child. Plus! This week's weirdly emotional Bedroom Book Club is about When We Were Very Young by A.A. Milne. Stuart's horrifically long charity walk is this weekend. If you fancy it, his Justgiving page is here.

Duration:00:28:17

We hate Paw Patrol

4/25/2018
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On today's Naughty Step, Robyn and Stuart discuss cartoon and wayward pangea of thoughtless capitalism Paw Patrol. PLUS! What's the most judgemental thing another parent has ever said to you?

Duration:00:26:12

We've Got The Plague

4/18/2018
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Being ill is horrible. But being ill with children is the absolute living worst. Robyn and Stuart know this because they are both ill, and this episode they are going to discuss that at length. They're also talking about the book What The Ladybird Heard On Holiday by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, plus how to manage your child's stupid expectations. Also there is an amazing Minion impression. But mainly they're just ill. So very ill.

Duration:00:25:49

We hate Bing

4/11/2018
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Back from their Easter break, Robyn and Stuart take on the biggest current threat to parents: the CBeebies cartoon Bing. Why is he such a turd? Why is Flop such a sap? Shouldn't one of them be in prison? Also: kids say the funniest things. ALSO: What do you buy kids when you don't have kids? Please love us.

Duration:00:26:39

Sharenting & A Squash & A Squeeze

3/28/2018
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Today Robyn and Stuart start to worry if they're sharing too many pictures of their kids on social media. There is also a discussion of A Squash and a Squeeze by the Gruffalo people, where Robyn comes up with a MUCH BETTER VERSION. Plus: Where do baddies come from? Is Stuart really this obnoxious? Can an Amazon reviewer dismantle the patriarchy? Find out here.

Duration:00:29:40

Going Away With Kids (plus Terrifying Geese-Men)

3/21/2018
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Having just returned from a partially successful weekend away, Robyn and Stuart are here to reveal the secrets of going away with children. Then! A discussion about Badanamu, a YouTube channel that successfully walks the line between 'catchy' and 'genuinely the most harrowing thing you will ever see'. PLUS! Other peoples' kids: awful or not awful? Don't forget to follow us on Twitter @naughtysteppod and rate and subscribe and tell your friends etc etc etc etc.

Duration:00:25:30

Separation Anxiety / Old MacDonald Heard a Parp

3/14/2018
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Separation anxiety has kicked in again, meaning that Stu has been kicked to the sidelines while Robyn is crowned Favourite Parent Number One. Also, we discuss a book about farting animals. SUBSCRIBE.

Duration:00:25:18

Mother's Day special / Wolves with guns

3/7/2018
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With an especially weird Mother's Day coming up this weekend, Stuart forlornly tries to work out what Robyn actually wants. This is followed by a discussion of the unexpectedly violent Russian YouTube channel Sunny Bunnies PLUS do babies even care if you look after them well? Don't forget to subscribe and rate and all that guff.

Duration:00:25:48

The Ballad of Mr Giraffe / Poo Bum

2/28/2018
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Tragedy struck this week, as Stuart and Robyn mislaid their son's favourite toy. We tell you how it all went down, detail by agonising detail. Then, in this week's Bedtime Book Club, we tackle the flawed logic of Poo Bum by Stephanie Blake. Finally, Stu's brother Pete gets in touch to go deep on In The Night Garden. Please enjoy and subscribe and all that jazz.

Duration:00:28:14

Our Crippling Guilt

2/21/2018
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Robyn and Stuart discuss parental shame, and all the many many many things they've been made to feel guilty about lately. But that's not all, because we also discuss the worst advice we've ever been given AND YouTube sensation Blippi, who you should hopefully already be sick of

Duration:00:25:17

Our Terrible Valentine's Day

2/14/2018
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This week, Robyn and Stuart commiserate on yet another botched Valentine's Day, their third of many as parents. Where are they going wrong? What would they like? Most importantly, isn't Pancake Day better? Bedtime Book Club this week is about I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen, a story so scary that our toddler has shielded himself from its ugly truth. Also, we solve advertising forever, so that's nice.

Duration:00:25:11