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How do we raise our kids with joy and wonder in uncertain and – let’s face it – increasingly bleak times? This is the question explored in weekly podcast Brown Baby, hosted by writer (and dad of two) Nikesh Shukla. Inspired by his forthcoming memoir, Brown Baby: A Memoir of Race, Family and Home, each week Nikesh invites fellow parents of brown babies - writers, musicians, chefs, comedians, actors and more - to talk about their parenting journeys and the highs and lows they’ve experienced along the way. A frank, funny and poignant look at parenting, Brown Baby will spark honest, self-effacing conversation about how we tell our kids about the world. Featuring parenting fails, plus the best (and worst) advice Nikesh and his guests have ever received, this is the comforting, uplifting podcast for anyone who’s ever found themselves searching for answers in a sleep-deprived Google hole. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/brown-baby. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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How do we raise our kids with joy and wonder in uncertain and – let’s face it – increasingly bleak times? This is the question explored in weekly podcast Brown Baby, hosted by writer (and dad of two) Nikesh Shukla. Inspired by his forthcoming memoir, Brown Baby: A Memoir of Race, Family and Home, each week Nikesh invites fellow parents of brown babies - writers, musicians, chefs, comedians, actors and more - to talk about their parenting journeys and the highs and lows they’ve experienced along the way. A frank, funny and poignant look at parenting, Brown Baby will spark honest, self-effacing conversation about how we tell our kids about the world. Featuring parenting fails, plus the best (and worst) advice Nikesh and his guests have ever received, this is the comforting, uplifting podcast for anyone who’s ever found themselves searching for answers in a sleep-deprived Google hole. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/brown-baby. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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Episodes

Season 2 Episode 6: Meredith Broussard and Your Own Minecraft Server

9/15/2021
This week's guest is Meredith Broussard. Data journalist Meredith Broussard is an associate professor at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute of New York University, research director at the NYU Alliance for Public Interest Technology, and the author of “Artificial Unintelligence: How Computers Misunderstand the World.” Her academic research focuses on artificial intelligence in investigative reporting and ethical AI, with a particular interest in using data analysis for social good. She appeared in the 2020 documentary Coded Bias, all about the coded gaze in technology. This is a podcast about parenting. It asks the question how do we raise our kids to be joyful in bleak times that make us so sad and angry. Each week, I invite a parent on to chat to me about their parenting journeys, how they’re navigating these tricky times with their kids, how to have big important conversations and how to still have fun and enjoy the world. This is a hopeful podcast about parenting. It’s inspired by my memoir, Brown Baby: A Memoir Of Race Family And Home, which has been out since February this year. I hope you have a copy. Buy Artificial Unintelligence here: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/246/9780262537018 Buy Brown Baby here: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/246/9781529032918 Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/brown-baby. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:50:03

Season 2 Episode 5: Tahmima Anam And Scary Dads

9/8/2021
This week I talk to the incredible author Tahmima Anam. Tahmima is the author of four novels. Her most recent one, The Startup Wife, is a hilarious skewering of the sexism of the tech industry. It follows Asha Ray, the inventor of a new utopian app, who soon finds herself sidelined in her own work, and starts to wonder why. Tahmima is such a lovely, funny, brilliant warm person to talk to. We talk about letting our kids use tablets, if they understand what we do for a living and the tech industry’s problem with women. It’s a great fun chat. This is a podcast about parenting. It asks the question how do we raise our kids to be joyful in bleak times that make us so sad and angry. Each week, I invite a parent on to chat to me about their parenting journeys, how they’re navigating these tricky times with their kids, how to have big important conversations and how to still have fun and enjoy the world. This is a hopeful podcast about parenting. It’s inspired by my memoir, Brown Baby: A Memoir Of Race Family And Home, which has been out since February this year. I hope you have a copy. Buy The Startup Wife here: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/246/9781838852481 Buy Brown Baby here: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/246/9781529032918 Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/brown-baby. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:55:57

Season 2 Episode 4: Andi Oliver And Dancing In Your Kitchen

9/1/2021
Welcome to season 2 episode 4 of Brown Baby podcast. I am your host Nikesh Shukla. I’m a dad of two, the author of the memoir Brown Baby and a man who hasn’t touched his duolingo app in months. I’ll never learn Spanish. This week’s guest is Andi Oliver. We speak about her relationship with her daughter, Miquita Oliver, about her childhood, and her parents, and about the importance of food.Award winning TV Chef and Broadcaster Andi Oliver enjoys a rich & varied career, with food and music being at the forefront throughout. Andi is a regular face on screen – Host of the BBC’s Great British Menu, Host of Sky Arts Live Book Club, Host of C4’s Beat the Chef, and Food Unwrapped and a contributing chef and host on Saturday Kitchen.I am doing London Podcast Festival on Saturday 4th Septembe at 10.30am. T My guest is Himesh Patel. We’ll be catching up on nearly a year of parenthood from him. Tickets: https://www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on/comedy/brown-baby-podcast/Buy Brown Baby: A Memoir Of Race Family And Home: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/246/9781529032918Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/brown-baby. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:51:00

Season 2 Episode 3: Sarfraz Manzoor And The Lighter Side

8/25/2021
Welcome to the Brown Baby podcast;This week’s guest is the journalist Sarfraz Manzoor.Sarfraz is the author of the recently released book, They: What Muslims and Non-Muslims Get Wrong About Each Other, where he goes journeys around Britain in search of the roots of this division - from the fear that Islam promotes violence, to the suspicion that Muslims wish to live segregated lives, to the belief that Islam is fundamentally misogynistic.The Bruce Springsteen obsessed journalist is also the author of Greetings From Bury Park, his memoir about growing up in Luton and being obsessed with The Boss. He worked on the adaptation Blinded By The Light, which just hit streamers, if you want a warm listen. Hey look, he was one of the first people to write about my work and I respect him greatly. Even if, during the conversation, he questions the mantle he wears, I respect his work and what he ahs carved out and the space he has made. We speak about kids and technology, what musical instruments they shouldn’t learn, how to have difficult conversations, whether the world is as bleak as I describe or a more hopefully place, and how anguished I am! Its an illuminating chat, one that has definitely made me see the world in a new light.This is a podcast about parenting. It asks the question how do we raise our kids to be joyful in bleak times that make us so sad and angry. Each week, I invite a parent on to chat to me about their parenting journeys, how they’re navigating these tricky times with their kids, how to have big important conversations and how to still have fun and enjoy the world. This is a hopeful podcast about parenting. It’s inspired by my memoir, Brown Baby: A Memoir Of Race Family And Home, which has been out since February this year. I hope you have a copy!Buy Sarfraz's book: They: What Muslims and Non-Muslims Get Wrong About Each Other Here is a link to a bookshop.org affiliate shop where you can buy all the books from previous guests: https://uk.bookshop.org/lists/brown-baby-podcast-guestsBrown Baby: A Memoir Of Race, Family And Home: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/246/9781529032918Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/brown-babySupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/brown-baby. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:01:02:27

Season 2 Episode 2: Ben Bailey-Smith And Shouting Out PC World

8/18/2021
Welcome to season 2 episode 2 of Brown Baby podcast. I am your host, Nikesh Shukla. This week's guest: Ben Bailey Smith. The rapper, the actor the writer. Known as Doc Brown, Ben has been a legend on the rap scene, an actor popping up in places like Law and Order UK, Des The Split and Four O Clock Club. He is a stand up. And now a writer of hilarious kids books like the recently released Something I Said, a hilarious book where or thirteen-year-old Carmichael Taylor, life is one big joke - in a good way. He just can't understand why no one else seems to find everything as funny as he does. This is a podcast about parenting. It asks the question how do we raise our kids to be joyful in bleak times that make us so sad and angry. Each week, I invite a parent on to chat to me about their parenting journeys, how they’re navigating these tricky times with their kids, how to have big important conversations and how to still have fun and enjoy the world. This is a hopeful podcast about parenting. It’s inspired by my memoir, Brown Baby: A Memoir Of Race Family And Home, which has been out since February this year. I hope you have a copy! Here is a link to a bookshop.org affiliate shop where you can buy all the books from previous guests: https://uk.bookshop.org/lists/brown-baby-podcast-guests Brown Baby: A Memoir Of Race, Family And Home: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/246/9781529032918 Something I Said: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/246/9781526628688 Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/brown-baby Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/brown-baby. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:58:40

Season 2 Episode 1: Shobna Gulati And Football Team Crises

8/11/2021
Welcome to season 2 episode 1 of Brown Baby podcast. This week's guest is actress and writer, Shobna Gulati. She is best known for dinnerladies, for Coronation Street, Loose Women, Celebrity Masterchef, and many more. She also wrote a memoir that came out this year called Remember Me?, which is a beautiful and sad book about losing a parent to dementia based on her experiences caring for her mother, who died in 2019.[9] During publicity interviews for the book, Gulati revealed that she had contracted Coronavirus earlier in 2020. We talk about her son finding his way in the world, the act of remembering for memoir, telling our children stories and what football team her son is allowed to support. It’s a soulful chat that we recorded over zoom early this year. This is a podcast about parenting. It asks the question how do we raise our kids to be joyful in bleak times that make us so sad and angry. Each week, I invite a parent on to chat to me about their parenting journeys, how they’re navigating these tricky times with their kids, how to have big important conversations and how to still have fun and enjoy the world. This is a hopeful podcast about parenting. It’s inspired by my memoir, Brown Baby: A Memoir Of Race Family And Home, which has been out since February this year. I hope you have a copy! Here is a link to a bookshop.org affiliate shop where you can buy all the books from previous guests: https://uk.bookshop.org/lists/brown-baby-podcast-guests Brown Baby: A Memoir Of Race, Family And Home: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/246/9781529032918 Remember Me: Discovering My Mother As She Lost Her Memory by Shobna Gulati: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/246/9781788402477 Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/brown-baby Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/brown-baby. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:01:03:54

Season 1 Episode 16: Josie Long And RomComs Starring Christian Bale

4/28/2021
This week's guest is stand-up comedian, writer and actor, Josie Long. One of the funniest, more special people I know. Always there with positivity, soul, wisdom and jokes. Josie has been one of the most important people in my life and I get to chat to her in this SEASON FINALE of the Brown Baby podcast. We talk about climate change, the internet, why Christian Bale has never been in a romcom and the worst things we've done as parents. THIS IS THE SEASON FINALE SO IT'S MY LAST CHANCE TO PLUG MY BOOK BUY MY BOOK PLEASE PLEASE BUY MY BOOK. Welcome to Brown Baby, a podcast about parenting and kids and family that asks the question, how on earth do we raise our kids to be joyful and boundless in a bleak world we’re so sad and angry about. Hosted by me, Nikesh Shukla, a writer, a dad of two and a forty year old man who recently returned to the basketball court because he watched The Last Dance in 2020 and thought, I used to be a super sharp shooter when I was younger. Each week, I interview fellow parents of brown babies - writers, musicians, chefs, comedians, actors and more - to talk about their parenting journeys and the highs and lows they’ve experienced along the way. This is a podcast Inspired by my memoir, Brown Baby: A Memoir of Race, Family and Home. A frank, funny and poignant look at parenting, Brown Baby will spark honest, self-effacing conversation about how we tell our kids about the world. Featuring parenting fails, plus the best (and worst) advice Nikesh and his guests have ever received, this is the comforting, uplifting podcast for anyone who’s ever found themselves searching for answers in a sleep-deprived Google hole. Here is a link to a bookshop.org affiliate shop where you can buy all the books from previous guests: https://uk.bookshop.org/lists/brown-baby-podcast-guests Brown Baby: A Memoir Of Race, Family And Home: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/246/9781529032918 Follow Josie on Twitter: https://twitter.com/josielong Josie and her partner did their own podcast series on having a baby, Josie And Jonny Are Having A Baby: https://www.josielong.com/podcast/josie-jonny-are-having-a-baby/ Here are videos of short films Josie has written and starred in, as well as various stand-up bits: https://www.josielong.com/videos/ Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/brown-baby. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/brown-baby. Brown Baby will return for season 2. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/brown-baby. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:56:45

Season 1 Episode 15: Hari Kunzru And Gone-Off Melon

4/21/2021
This week's guest is acclaimed award-winning novelist, Hari Kunzru. One of my favourite writers, someone who asks big questions about the world. Who better to get on to the podcast than someone as smart as him. We discuss internet surveillance, kids arguing about god, gone-off melon and his new novel, Red Pill, which is a paranoid novel about art and why we tell stories, and far right radicalisation. It's an exceptional book. Welcome to Brown Baby, a podcast about parenting and kids and family that asks the question, how on earth do we raise our kids to be joyful and boundless in a bleak world we’re so sad and angry about. Hosted by me, Nikesh Shukla, a writer, a dad of two and a forty year old man who recently returned to the basketball court because he watched The Last Dance in 2020 and thought, I used to be a super sharp shooter when I was younger. Each week, I interview fellow parents of brown babies - writers, musicians, chefs, comedians, actors and more - to talk about their parenting journeys and the highs and lows they’ve experienced along the way. This is a podcast Inspired by my memoir, Brown Baby: A Memoir of Race, Family and Home. A frank, funny and poignant look at parenting, Brown Baby will spark honest, self-effacing conversation about how we tell our kids about the world. Featuring parenting fails, plus the best (and worst) advice Nikesh and his guests have ever received, this is the comforting, uplifting podcast for anyone who’s ever found themselves searching for answers in a sleep-deprived Google hole. Here is a link to a bookshop.org affiliate shop where you can buy all the books from previous guests: https://uk.bookshop.org/lists/brown-baby-podcast-guests Brown Baby: A Memoir Of Race, Family And Home: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/246/9781529032918 Red Pill by Hari Kunzru: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/246/9781471194474 Hari's essay 'The Wages Of Whiteness': https://www.nybooks.com/articles/2020/09/24/wages-of-whiteness/ Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/brown-baby. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/brown-baby. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:48:11

Season 1 Episode 14: Mira Jacob And Floaty Parents

4/14/2021
This week's guest is: Mira Jacob. Mira is an author that I absolutely adore. Her writing is funny, tender, close to my experience. When I was writing Brown Baby, I came across her graphic memoir, Good Talk, which is a series of conversations between her and her mixed race child, about racism in Trump’s America. She talks about losing her father, trying to make her white in-laws understand what is happening in the country and her journey to self-acceptance. It’s brilliant. (TW: grief, racism). We talk about difficult conversations with your kids and your parents about racism, a lot about losing a parent and grief, writing and reevaluating who you are the second you have a child. Welcome to Brown Baby, a podcast about parenting and kids and family that asks the question, how on earth do we raise our kids to be joyful and boundless in a bleak world we’re so sad and angry about. Hosted by me, Nikesh Shukla, a writer, a dad of two and a forty year old man who recently returned to the basketball court because he watched The Last Dance in 2020 and thought, I used to be a super sharp shooter when I was younger. Each week, I interview fellow parents of brown babies - writers, musicians, chefs, comedians, actors and more - to talk about their parenting journeys and the highs and lows they’ve experienced along the way. This is a podcast Inspired by my memoir, Brown Baby: A Memoir of Race, Family and Home. A frank, funny and poignant look at parenting, Brown Baby will spark honest, self-effacing conversation about how we tell our kids about the world. Featuring parenting fails, plus the best (and worst) advice Nikesh and his guests have ever received, this is the comforting, uplifting podcast for anyone who’s ever found themselves searching for answers in a sleep-deprived Google hole. Here is a link to a bookshop.org affiliate shop where you can buy all the books from previous guests: https://uk.bookshop.org/lists/brown-baby-podcast-guests Brown Baby: A Memoir Of Race, Family And Home: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/246/9781529032918 Good Talk: A Memoir In Conversations: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/246/9781526631596 (PAPERBACK PREORDER AUGUST 2021. HB available now!) Mira's essay: 37 Difficult Questions From My Mixed Race Son: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/mirajacob/questions-from-my-mixed-race-son Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/brown-baby. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:56:24

Season 1 Episode 13: Paterson Joseph And Swearing At Teachers

4/7/2021
This week's guest is the brilliant actor and writer Paterson Joseph! Johnson in Peep Show, Holy Wayne in The Leftovers. The star of so many television shows and plays, Paterson is an incredible presence onscreen and onstage, and a great thinker. This week, we talk about fatherhood, growing up, returning to the place you grew up in, raising mixed race kids in rural France and his obsession with Ignatius Sancho. Be warned, there is a lot of swearing at the start and end of this podcast, and the sound is a little off. I am learning and trying to get better. Also, Support me on Acast Supporter Feature, and BUY MY BOOK!!! Welcome to Brown Baby, a podcast about parenting and kids and family that asks the question, how on earth do we raise our kids to be joyful and boundless in a bleak world we’re so sad and angry about. Hosted by me, Nikesh Shukla, a writer, a dad of two and a forty year old man who recently returned to the basketball court because he watched The Last Dance in 2020 and thought, I used to be a super sharp shooter when I was younger. Each week, I interview fellow parents of brown babies - writers, musicians, chefs, comedians, actors and more - to talk about their parenting journeys and the highs and lows they’ve experienced along the way. This is a podcast Inspired by my memoir, Brown Baby: A Memoir of Race, Family and Home. A frank, funny and poignant look at parenting, Brown Baby will spark honest, self-effacing conversation about how we tell our kids about the world. Featuring parenting fails, plus the best (and worst) advice Nikesh and his guests have ever received, this is the comforting, uplifting podcast for anyone who’s ever found themselves searching for answers in a sleep-deprived Google hole. Here is a link to a bookshop.org affiliate shop where you can buy all the books from previous guests: https://uk.bookshop.org/lists/brown-baby-podcast-guests Brown Baby: A Memoir Of Race, Family And Home: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/246/9781529032918 Follow Paterson on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ignatius_sancho Acast supporter feature: http://supporter.acast.com/brown-baby Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/brown-baby. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:01:00:16

Season 1 Episode 12: Dr Pragya Agarwal And The Need To Talk

3/31/2021
This week my guest is writer and thinker Dr Pragya Agarwal. She is the author of the amazing book about unconscious bias, Sway, and the super helpful and practical Wish We Knew What To Say, a book that gives parents the tools to have conversations with their kids about race. It’s a must-have. Not just for the parents of brown babies. But for all parents. We should all be having these conversations. She also has a part-memoir, part exploration about what it is to be a woman, out in summer 2021 called (M)otherhood. Pragya and I talk about what it’s like raising twins, mixed race kids, unconscious bias and the importance of talking to kids about race and racism, and how to do that. Welcome to Brown Baby, a podcast about parenting and kids and family that asks the question, how on earth do we raise our kids to be joyful and boundless in a bleak world we’re so sad and angry about. Hosted by me, Nikesh Shukla, a writer, a dad of two and a forty year old man who recently returned to the basketball court because he watched The Last Dance in 2020 and thought, I used to be a super sharp shooter when I was younger. Each week, I interview fellow parents of brown babies - writers, musicians, chefs, comedians, actors and more - to talk about their parenting journeys and the highs and lows they’ve experienced along the way. This is a podcast Inspired by my memoir, Brown Baby: A Memoir of Race, Family and Home. A frank, funny and poignant look at parenting, Brown Baby will spark honest, self-effacing conversation about how we tell our kids about the world. Featuring parenting fails, plus the best (and worst) advice Nikesh and his guests have ever received, this is the comforting, uplifting podcast for anyone who’s ever found themselves searching for answers in a sleep-deprived Google hole. Here is a link to a bookshop.org affiliate shop where you can buy all the books from previous guests: https://uk.bookshop.org/lists/brown-baby-podcast-guests Brown Baby: A Memoir Of Race, Family And Home: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/246/9781529032918 Sway: Unravelling Unconscious Bias: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/246/9781472971357 Wish We Knew What To Say: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/246/9780349702056 (M)otherhood: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/246/9781838853167 Acast supporter feature: http://supporter.acast.com/brown-baby Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/brown-baby. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:43:58

Season 1 Episode 11: Anoushka Shankar And Tables Of Paper

3/24/2021
This week I talk to Anoushka Shankar, multi-award-winning sitarist, composer, producer, activist. We talk about her life as a touring musician raising kids, raising two boys, her relationship with her father Ravi Shankar and how she has been talking to her kids about their identities. How do we raise our kids with joy and wonder in uncertain and – let’s face it – increasingly bleak times? This is the question explored in weekly podcast Brown Baby, hosted by writer (and dad of two) Nikesh Shukla. Inspired by his forthcoming memoir, Brown Baby: A Memoir of Race, Family and Home, each week Nikesh invites fellow parents of brown babies - writers, musicians, chefs, comedians, actors and more - to talk about their parenting journeys and the highs and lows they’ve experienced along the way. A frank, funny and poignant look at parenting, Brown Baby will spark honest, self-effacing conversation about how we tell our kids about the world. Featuring parenting fails, plus the best (and worst) advice Nikesh and his guests have ever received, this is the comforting, uplifting podcast for anyone who’s ever found themselves searching for answers in a sleep-deprived Google hole. Buy Brown Baby through my bookshop.org affiliate link (money goes to independent bookshops): https://uk.bookshop.org/a/246/9781529032918 Other places to buy Brown Baby: https://linktr.ee/nikeshshukla Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/brown-baby Buy Anoushka's music: https://www.anoushkashankar.com/shop Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/brown-baby. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:48:35

Season 1 Episode 10: Emma-Lee Moss (Emmy The Great) And Time To Wash Up

3/17/2021
This week's guest is Emma-Lee Moss (Emmy The Great), a dear friend of Nikesh's. Emma and Nikesh talk about what it was like to tour with a newborn, how having a baby changed her life and excessive internet usage! Emma is an award-winning musician, film composer and writer, who has recorded four acclaimed studio albums as Emmy The Great, and scored films like Austenland and sitcoms like Sara Pascoe's Out Of Her Mind. Her latest album is April/月音 How do we raise our kids with joy and wonder in uncertain and – let’s face it – increasingly bleak times? This is the question explored in weekly podcast Brown Baby, hosted by writer (and dad of two) Nikesh Shukla. Inspired by his newly released memoir, Brown Baby: A Memoir of Race, Family and Home, each week Nikesh invites fellow parents of brown babies - writers, musicians, chefs, comedians, actors and more - to talk about their parenting journeys and the highs and lows they’ve experienced along the way. A frank, funny and poignant look at parenting, Brown Baby will spark honest, self-effacing conversation about how we tell our kids about the world. Featuring parenting fails, plus the best (and worst) advice Nikesh and his guests have ever received, this is the comforting, uplifting podcast for anyone who’s ever found themselves searching for answers in a sleep-deprived Google hole. Buy Brown Baby through my bookshop.org affiliate link (money goes to independent bookshops): https://uk.bookshop.org/a/246/9781529032918 Other places to buy Brown Baby: https://linktr.ee/nikeshshukla Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/brown-baby Buy Emmy The Great merch, including vinyl and clothes: https://www.emmythegreat.com/christmas-shop Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/brown-baby. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:42:22

Season 1 Episode 9: Derek A Bardowell And Sporting Prowess

3/10/2021
This week's guest is Derek A. Bardowell, author of the book, No Win Race, a deeply personal exploration into the complexities and biases implicit in being black in Britain, told through the prism of sport. It was a Sunday Times and a Financial Times sports book of the year. Derek is a great writer and a lovely person to talk to. We spoke about the power of sport, trying to get our kids to be into the same stuff as us and also, the things our immigrant parents went through. It’s a gorgeous chat. How do we raise our kids with joy and wonder in uncertain and – let’s face it – increasingly bleak times? This is the question explored in weekly podcast Brown Baby, hosted by writer (and dad of two) Nikesh Shukla. Inspired by his forthcoming memoir, Brown Baby: A Memoir of Race, Family and Home, each week Nikesh invites fellow parents of brown babies - writers, musicians, chefs, comedians, actors and more - to talk about their parenting journeys and the highs and lows they’ve experienced along the way. A frank, funny and poignant look at parenting, Brown Baby will spark honest, self-effacing conversation about how we tell our kids about the world. Featuring parenting fails, plus the best (and worst) advice Nikesh and his guests have ever received, this is the comforting, uplifting podcast for anyone who’s ever found themselves searching for answers in a sleep-deprived Google hole. Buy Brown Baby: https://linktr.ee/nikeshshukla Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/brown-baby Buy No Win Race by Derek A Bardowell: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/246/9780008305147 Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/brown-baby. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:51:27

Season 1 Episode 8: Kelechi Okafor And Creative Sparks

3/3/2021
This week we welcome writer, actor, speaker and person behind Kelechnekoff studio, Kelechi Okafor to the podcast. We speak about being present, where Kelechi draws her creative spark from and how she establishes boundaries when it comes to social media usage when with her child. Kelechi is a recent contributor to the anthology, 'Who's Loving You', love stories by women of colour, edited by Sareeta Domingo, which is out now on Trapeze Books. She can be found at @kelechnekoff on most social media platforms. Nikesh is the author of the recent memoir, Brown Baby: A Memoir Of Race Family And Home. How do we raise our kids with joy and wonder in uncertain and – let’s face it – increasingly bleak times? This is the question explored in weekly podcast Brown Baby, hosted by writer (and dad of two) Nikesh Shukla. Inspired by his forthcoming memoir, Brown Baby: A Memoir of Race, Family and Home, each week Nikesh invites fellow parents of brown babies - writers, musicians, chefs, comedians, actors and more - to talk about their parenting journeys and the highs and lows they’ve experienced along the way. A frank, funny and poignant look at parenting, Brown Baby will spark honest, self-effacing conversation about how we tell our kids about the world. Featuring parenting fails, plus the best (and worst) advice Nikesh and his guests have ever received, this is the comforting, uplifting podcast for anyone who’s ever found themselves searching for answers in a sleep-deprived Google hole. Buy Brown Baby: https://linktr.ee/nikeshshukla Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/brown-baby Buy Who's Loving You, an anthology featuring Kelechi: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/246/9781409193722 Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/brown-baby. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:45:33

Season 1 Episode 7: Max Porter And Dickhead Dads

2/24/2021
This week I talk to the incredible writer Max Porter about raising boys, about the responsibilities of a parent, social media paranoia, and what to do when your kids treat you like a dickhead. We're good pals so this is a chat between friends vibesy episode. Max is the author of the new book, The Death Of Francis Bacon as well as Grief Is The Thing With Feathers and Lanny. I am the author of Brown Baby and other things. How do we raise our kids with joy and wonder in uncertain and – let’s face it – increasingly bleak times? This is the question explored in weekly podcast Brown Baby, hosted by writer (and dad of two) Nikesh Shukla. Inspired by his forthcoming memoir, Brown Baby: A Memoir of Race, Family and Home, each week Nikesh invites fellow parents of brown babies - writers, musicians, chefs, comedians, actors and more - to talk about their parenting journeys and the highs and lows they’ve experienced along the way. A frank, funny and poignant look at parenting, Brown Baby will spark honest, self-effacing conversation about how we tell our kids about the world. Featuring parenting fails, plus the best (and worst) advice Nikesh and his guests have ever received, this is the comforting, uplifting podcast for anyone who’s ever found themselves searching for answers in a sleep-deprived Google hole. Buy Brown Baby: https://linktr.ee/nikeshshukla Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/brown-baby Buy The Death Of Francis Bacon by Max Porter: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/246/9780571366514 My creative writing newsletter: nikesh.substack.com Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/brown-baby. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:48:59

Season 1 Episode 6: Courttia Newland And Inventors Of Robots

2/17/2021
Welcome to the Brown Baby podcast! This week, we talk to the legendary writer Courttia Newland about growing up in West London, being a 'firm father', kids and technology and curiosity. Also, Nikesh gets all tongue-tied trying to explain to Courttia the impact he has had on his life. Courttia was involved in the anthology that was first to publish Nikesh's work. And Nikesh gets all teary and tongue-tried trying to express this. Courttia was the writer of two Small Axe films including the iconic 'Lovers Rock' and his new novel, a tour-de-force speculative sci-fi epic called 'A River Called Time' is out now. Nikesh is a writer and editor, the author of 'Brown Baby'. Buy a copy of Brown Baby here: https://linktr.ee/nikeshshukla How do we raise our kids with joy and wonder in uncertain and – let’s face it – increasingly bleak times? This is the question explored in weekly podcast Brown Baby, hosted by writer (and dad of two) Nikesh Shukla. Inspired by his forthcoming memoir, Brown Baby: A Memoir of Race, Family and Home, each week Nikesh invites fellow parents of brown babies - writers, musicians, chefs, comedians, actors and more - to talk about their parenting journeys and the highs and lows they’ve experienced along the way. A frank, funny and poignant look at parenting, Brown Baby will spark honest, self-effacing conversation about how we tell our kids about the world. Featuring parenting fails, plus the best (and worst) advice Nikesh and his guests have ever received, this is the comforting, uplifting podcast for anyone who’s ever found themselves searching for answers in a sleep-deprived Google hole. Buy Brown Baby: https://linktr.ee/nikeshshukla Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/brown-baby Buy A River Called Time by Courttia Newland https://uk.bookshop.org/a/246/9781786897060 My creative writing newsletter: nikesh.substack.com Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/brown-baby. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:50:20

Season 1 Episode 5: Kit de Waal And Seeing Yourself

2/10/2021
Welcome to the Brown Baby podcast! This week, we talk to award-winning writer Kit de Waal about growing up mixed race in the Midlands in the 60s, raising mixed race kids, adopting kids, the power of seeing yourself, and writing. An illuminating look at the creative genius of an exceptional writer. Kit is the author of My Name Is Leon, The Trick To Time, Becoming Dinah and the recent short story collection, Supporting Cast. She also edited the anthology Common People. Nikesh is a writer and editor, the author of 'Brown Baby'. Buy a copy of Brown Baby here: https://linktr.ee/nikeshshukla How do we raise our kids with joy and wonder in uncertain and – let’s face it – increasingly bleak times? This is the question explored in weekly podcast Brown Baby, hosted by writer (and dad of two) Nikesh Shukla. Inspired by his forthcoming memoir, Brown Baby: A Memoir of Race, Family and Home, each week Nikesh invites fellow parents of brown babies - writers, musicians, chefs, comedians, actors and more - to talk about their parenting journeys and the highs and lows they’ve experienced along the way. A frank, funny and poignant look at parenting, Brown Baby will spark honest, self-effacing conversation about how we tell our kids about the world. Featuring parenting fails, plus the best (and worst) advice Nikesh and his guests have ever received, this is the comforting, uplifting podcast for anyone who’s ever found themselves searching for answers in a sleep-deprived Google hole. Buy Brown Baby: https://linktr.ee/nikeshshukla Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/brown-baby Buy Supporting Cast by Kit de Waal https://uk.bookshop.org/a/246/9780241973424 Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/brown-baby. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:39:30

Season 1 Episode 4: Himesh Patel And The Line In The Sand

2/4/2021
SURPRISE PUBLICATION DAY EPISODE! Seeing as Brown Baby is published today, here's a second episode of the week for you to enjoy. This time it's week with new father Himesh Patel. Himesh is an actor who has been in Yesterday, Tenet, Eastenders and many other things. In this episode we talk about being a new dad, the chaos of parenthood and what it all means. It's a very intimate personal conversation between two dear friends. Enjoy. How do we raise our kids with joy and wonder in uncertain and – let’s face it – increasingly bleak times? This is the question explored in weekly podcast Brown Baby, hosted by writer (and dad of two) Nikesh Shukla. Inspired by his forthcoming memoir, Brown Baby: A Memoir of Race, Family and Home, each week Nikesh invites fellow parents of brown babies - writers, musicians, chefs, comedians, actors and more - to talk about their parenting journeys and the highs and lows they’ve experienced along the way. A frank, funny and poignant look at parenting, Brown Baby will spark honest, self-effacing conversation about how we tell our kids about the world. Featuring parenting fails, plus the best (and worst) advice Nikesh and his guests have ever received, this is the comforting, uplifting podcast for anyone who’s ever found themselves searching for answers in a sleep-deprived Google hole. Buy Brown Baby: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/246/9781529032918 Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/brown-baby Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/brown-baby. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:48:37

Season 1 Episode 3: Nadiya Hussain And Pickling Everything

2/3/2021
This week's guest is Nadiya Hussain, MBE. She is the author of six recipe books, the most recent being the delicious Nadiya Bakes. She has written a novel, a picture book and a memoir as well as hosting her own television shows on the BBC. She is one of the most gloriously kind and generous and warm hearted people in the world. She talks to Nikesh about establishing boundaries during lockdown, what it's like being an 'icon, her childhood kitchen and what her kids do in the kitchen. How do we raise our kids with joy and wonder in uncertain and – let’s face it – increasingly bleak times? This is the question explored in weekly podcast Brown Baby, hosted by writer (and dad of two) Nikesh Shukla. Inspired by his forthcoming memoir, Brown Baby: A Memoir of Race, Family and Home, each week Nikesh invites fellow parents of brown babies - writers, musicians, chefs, comedians, actors and more - to talk about their parenting journeys and the highs and lows they’ve experienced along the way. A frank, funny and poignant look at parenting, Brown Baby will spark honest, self-effacing conversation about how we tell our kids about the world. Featuring parenting fails, plus the best (and worst) advice Nikesh and his guests have ever received, this is the comforting, uplifting podcast for anyone who’s ever found themselves searching for answers in a sleep-deprived Google hole. Buy Brown Baby: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/246/9781529032918 Buy Nadiya Bakes: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/246/9780241396612 Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/brown-baby Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/brown-baby. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:54:04