Child-rearing is one of those subjects – like golf, or expensive cars – that is paralysingly dull, except to those who are fascinated by it. Parentland, a new podcast made by the World Service, will only be interesting to people with young children. Luckily, that is a huge global market – and one perpetually in search of consolation and instruction.
Science journalist Linda Geddes and photographer Mercy Haruna both have young children themselves. But you’ll find no self-deprecating slummy mummy anecdotes here; both presenters take parenting seriously. Each week they take on a different child-rearing issue, suggested by a listener, and scrutinise it “through the lens of science and culture”. ...
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