20 Best UK Parenting Podcasts of 2021

May 16, 2021

Are you wanting to learn more about uk parenting? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best uk parenting podcasts of 2021.

We have selected these podcasts for a variety of reasons, but they are all well worth a listen. We tried to select a variety of podcasts across the spectrum from hosts with a wide breadth of experience.

Best UK Parenting Podcasts 2021

With thanks to ListenNotes, Crunchbase, SemRush and Ahrefs for providing the data to create and rank these podcasts.

The Crashtest Mummies Podcast

  • Publisher: Crashtest Mummies
  • Total Episodes: 30

Hi there! We are Karen and Alexie, two Mums; one in the UK and one in the US who also happen to be best friends. In our podcast you’ll find all things parenting and beyond. We don’t sugarcoat our approach to raising the 5 tiny humans we have between us and openly discuss our challenges and struggles to be the best parent we can be while also learning along the way. We are The Crashtest Mummies… why don’t you join us for a natter? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Nappy Days with Mia Boardman

  • Publisher: MTV UK
  • Total Episodes: 27

Join Teen Mom UK’s Mia Boardman and Chloé Patton for the parenting podcast, Nappy Days. Every episode, Mia has an honest chat with a famous mum or dad about some of the challenges they’ve faced and what life as a parent is like for them now. Mia and Chloe then have a debrief on the interview with an update on their own lives too. Subscribe now and listen on Global Player, MTV.co.uk and all of the podcast platforms.

Brown Baby Podcast

  • Publisher: Nikesh Shukla
  • Total Episodes: 17

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.

The Ambitious Mum Podcast

  • Publisher: Kate Moryoussef
  • Total Episodes: 39

Kate Moryoussef, Wellbeing and Emotional Freedom coach and mother to four children, hosts The Ambitious Mum podcast talking to different women about how ambition and motherhood manifest differently during the many stages of our lives as mothers. The conversations offer honest, compassionate, vulnerable, authentic and supportive life, career, spirituality, wellbeing and parenting wisdom and insights – as well as challenge the unspoken realities women face – into the expectations and pressures of balancing the demands of leaning into our ambitions and being the mothers we aspire to be. Each guest will offer their perspective about how their own evolving ambitions have impacted their lives and what they continue to learn during this process. Follow Kate on social media here: @coaching_by_kate_uk on Instagram @coachingbykateuk on Facebook @katemory on Twitter Kate Moryoussef on LinkedIn

Dadcast – Misadventures in parenting

  • Publisher: Dadcast
  • Total Episodes: 75

So we’re still going 30-odd episodes in – feel free to start at the start or dip in and out. We love you either way. If you like anything you hear, or indeed have questions you can just leave a review by clicking here (https://itunes.apple.com/ie/podcast/dadcast-misadventures-in-parenting/id1437650268?mt=2) . Parenting is tough. It’s also hilarious, annoying, brilliant craic, dangerous and soul destroying in small, and sometimes big measures. This podcast is for all the Dads and Mums who know this all too well, or indeed for anyone thinking of becoming a parent, or anyone who knows a parent. Caked in snot and puke this is the unvarnished truth of being a Dad. Featuring the ramblings of Adrian Barry, Nathan Murphy, Dave McIntyre and Ger Gilroy, the Dadcast will examine the worst excesses of sleep deprivation, unruly toddlers, inopportune poohs and escaping from the trap of middle age spread. Publishing weekly every Tuesday, or whenever the kids’ chicken pox allows, the Dadcast welcomes your feedback however tangential or nappy-brained. [email protected] for your comments, advice and sleeping tablets, or tweet the Dads @dadcastpod

Beyond Good Intentions with Kristen Duke

  • Publisher: Kristen Duke
  • Total Episodes: 109

In each podcast, “Beyond Good Intentions” with Kristen Duke, shares a heartfelt discussion with guests on topics related to parenting teenagers. Whether you are currently in the trenches with teens, or hanging with toddlers, this is for you, it doesn’t hurt to PLAN AHEAD! You’ll walk away with strategies for deliberate parenting that help to move beyond good intentions to a stronger family. Kristen, a mother of 4, has shared her passion for strengthening families and building strong relationships on her family-lifestyle website “Capturing Joy” for over 10 years. Beyond Good Intentions is a podcast that helps answer the parenting questions she herself seeks.

Connection Matters Podcast

  • Publisher: Leona Johnson, Live Wild
  • Total Episodes: 27

Connection Matters Podcast brings together heart centred, nature-connected, curious people who share the enquiry; how can we create a connected and meaningful way of living that brings more health, happiness and growth to our world? Hosted by Leona Johnson and born out of her inspired journey into Eco-psychology and Nature Mentoring as well as running the Social Enterprise Live Wild CIC this podcast aims to capture some of the stories, wisdom and magic of the inspirational friends, teachers and mentors she has worked with over the years as well as with many others working towards authentic, connection driven living. Themes we explore include; Permaculture, Eco-psychology, The Eight Shields Model for Holistic Connection, Earth based Spirituality and traditional cultural wisdom, Nature connection through plants, Culture Repair, Ancestral Work, Grief Work and Trauma, NVC (Non-Violent Communication), Movement, Body Work and breath work, Voice work and music, Community and celebration, Rites of Passage, Connection parenting, Bio-leadership and Heart Centred Entrepreneurship as well as many others. With deep gratitude for all of life this podcast is dedicated to the future seven generations. [email protected] www.livewild.org.uk/connectionmatterspodcast

What the Midwife Said

  • Publisher: Leah Hazard
  • Total Episodes: 13

Welcome to the podcast all about how babies and families are made. In this series, working midwife, mother and bestselling author Leah Hazard speaks to remarkable women and men from all walks of life about fertility, birth, pregnancy and parenting. She explores the way we see our bodies and our relationships, the choices we make as we build our families, and the highs and lows that those choices can bring. No judgment, no shame. Just real stories, and all the warmth, wit and compassion you’d expect from a visit with your favourite midwife. Guests include dynamic, diverse voices – some familiar and some fresh – from Lorraine Kelly, Dr Amir Khan and Emma Barnett to athlete/adventurer Anna McNuff, author Katherine May, activists Tinuke Awe and Clotilde Abe who founded the FivexMore campaign highlighting racial disparities in maternal health, and many more. Subscribe, leave a rating and get involved in the conversation on social media using the hashtag #whatthemidwifesaid.

Mother’s Gurukul Podcast

  • Publisher: Alpana Deo
  • Total Episodes: 82

Parenting can be overwhelming on several occasions. Starting from pregnancy to the growing years of kids, parents look for ideas, suggestions, and hands-on tips from other parents. Mother’s Gurukul brings to you all that you are looking for in your parenting journey.

The Imperfect Parenting Podcast

  • Publisher: imperfectparent
  • Total Episodes: 11

A podcast by Doctor Rob Pluke, a Psychologist who specialises in child and adolescent mental health, and issues around parenting. For Rob, family is a primary relational space. It challenges everyone, both young and old, to learn and grow. And as we come to really see and care for each another, then God is there at work, in and among us. Rob is a father of three children, two of whom are young adults, while the youngest is in the closing stages of high school. Rob has been counselling for more than 20 years, and brings all this incredible experience to these podcasts. Rob has also written two books; ‘Parenting the sensitive child’ and ‘A son to be proud of’. Join us, Rob and Stu (the novice parent) as they discuss imperfect parenting and Rob offers practical advice for parents.

A Quiver Full of Arrows : Raising Christian Teens

  • Publisher: Anita and Kelechi Amadi
  • Total Episodes: 3

We are Anita and Kelechi. We are parents of 3 (aged 13, 14 and 21 in London, UK). We love God. We are trying to raise our children to be everything and have everything that God created for them. We decided it would be a good idea to create a space where we could share our parenting triumphs and trials with you and you could share yours with us.

Fist Bump with Kristen Duke

  • Publisher: Kristen Duke
  • Total Episodes: 38

Welcome to the Fist Bump podcast, I’m Kristen Duke, and with this podcast, I aim to share positivity and encouragement to teenagers, offering a virtual FIST BUMP on the daily through this podcast and Instagram @FistBump.Podcast I’ve run a parenting podcast, Beyond Good Intentions for the past year, and I decided to start this second podcast just for teens because I think they could use some extra encouragement and positivity.  Thanks for checking this out…I’d love you to listen, share, offer suggestions for future discussions, and come back for more!

Raising your Child on Purpose

  • Publisher: Ebiere Bolu: Teacher & Parenting Coach
  • Total Episodes: 6

Welcome to Raising your Child on Purpose Podcast with Ebiere Bolu- a podcast where we discuss parenting topics to help parents raise children intentionally, helping them find their unique purpose, place and contribution to the world. To help us understand why parenting on purpose is so important, my guests will be sharing childhood stories that have impacted their adult life and their parenting.We will also answer your questions on how to raise children to be successful inside and outside the classroom so do send your questions in via instagram @ebiere.bolu or via email to, [email protected] The host of this podcast is Ebiere Bolu – she is a teacher with 15 years experience teaching children aged 4 to 18. She runs a tuition company in the UK called LearnTree ltd and is married with two children. Ebiere uses her instagram page and this podcast to spread her message of raising children intentionally and giving them a sense of purpose in life. She believes that a successful life is a life lived on purpose, for a purpose, therefore, it is important that parents are intentional about helping children on this journey of discovery, to finding who they are, loving themselves and being confident enough to live a truly meaningful life!

Inside Out Parenting

  • Publisher: Michelle McHale
  • Total Episodes: 6

Bite size podcasts to shine a light on your deepest parenting potential with the ‘Inside Out Parenting’ podcasts. Michelle McHale is a long standing director of Attachment Parenting UK and passionate advocate for progressive, consent-based, non-punitive parenting. As the ‘Here to Help’ behaviour expert for Mother and Baby magazine, a blogger and public speaker she has been supporting mums and dads for nearly a decade.

Parenting Past The Pandemic

  • Publisher: Vernon Kay & Holly MacKay
  • Total Episodes: 7

Parenting Past The Pandemic is Aviva’s new podcast with TV and radio legend, Vernon Kay and investment pro, Holly Mackay talking about all things parenting, particularly through difficult times. Joined by special guests each week, Holly and Vernon delve into today’s tricky parenting issues – sharing their own hacks and getting advice from the experts.You can visit our website for more information – www.aviva.co.uk/parenting-past-the-pandemic

Disney Junior UK Parenting Hacks

  • Publisher: Disney Junior UK Parenting Hacks
  • Total Episodes: 5

Disney Junior UK understands that being a parent can be stressful at times. Join TV star, and mum to two boys, Helen Skelton as she talks to some of the UK’s favourite parenting influencers and experts about their ‘Parenting Hacks’ to make life that little bit easier. Whether it’s funny stories about imaginary friends, advice on how to overcome the battle of bedtime, or tips on how to encourage children on their first day at school, this podcast has something for every parent!

The Duke Project

  • Publisher: Digital Rover
  • Total Episodes: 6

The Duke Project is our way of documenting and communicating our thoughts and adventures of parenting, entrepreneurship, spirituality, and culture. Our hope is that our discussions, honesty, strategies, and passion encourage you, assist you in your thinking, living, and building, and connect us through conversation. We hope to be a stepping stone on your journey of what is possible, a thought that leads you and us to the next thought, moving away from a life of “what if?” toward a life of “what’s next?”

Father to the Fatherless

  • Publisher: Charlene
  • Total Episodes: 4

Are you a Christian or non-Christian single parent, that wants a safe space to share the highs and lows of raising your little (and big blessings) through this challenging but rewarding season of single parenthood?Then, join Charlene on the Father to the Fatherless podcast – to challenge the stigmas surrounding single parents and encourage positive discussions about parenting, faith and well-being. Visit our website at www.fathertothefatherless.co.uk and follow us on Instagram @fathetothefatherless_Submit your guest application or topic suggestion on the link below: https://www.fathertothefatherless.co.uk/podcast

DTO Podcast

  • Publisher:
  • Total Episodes: 9

Hosts Zac Bowen and Duke Burk explore human nature, cultural phenomena, and anything else they think is worth discussing! Join us as we bring our experiences in military service, business, parenting, sport, and fitness to bear to on the hottest topics of the day.

Just Jess

  • Publisher: Jess Newton
  • Total Episodes: 9

A weekly podcast, hosted by Jess Newton, talking about the current UK Education system, parenting 3 children under unusual circumstances and personal growth- with the occasional moment of embracing our messiness in all its glory.

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