The Voice, Harry Potter, and fatherhood: what's the connection? Hear Dr Martin Robb talk about this and much more on episode 1 of Now and Men. Martin is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Health, Wellbeing and Social Care at the Open University. His work is based around issues of gender, identity and care, with a particular focus on fatherhood and the development of caring masculinities.
Some of the issues we cover in our conversation include:
How fatherhood and men’s care are portrayed in popular culture.
The strengths and weaknesses of different political positions on fatherhood and men caring for children.
How to understand and promote men’s involvement as fathers and caregivers.
Debates about the meaning and relevance of ‘male role models’ to men and boys.
Historical perspectives and how thinking about fatherhood has changed over time.
How Martin’s own experiences of growing up as a boy and becoming a father have impacted on his work.
This episode was hosted by Stephen Burrell and Sandy Ruxton, and was produced by Vic Turnbull from MIC Media: https://micmedia.co.uk. We are very grateful to Vic from all of the support she has given us in setting up Now and Men.