Episode 130: Stuart Goldsmith on fatherhood, funniness and Julia f***ing Donaldson
HE'S BACK! Last time we had comedian Stuart Goldsmith on the podcast, he couldn't wait to become a dad. Now that dream is a reality, he talks honestly and hilariously about just how hard fatherhood can be.
We talk about the mental load, the challenges of going from one to two kids, and how Stuart's wife is basically right about everything. There's also a bit of chat about overcoming anxiety, and staying focused and creative when negative thoughts creep in.
Then we discuss Stuart's ace podcast, The Comedian's Comedian. What has he learned in 250 episodes? Which are the best ones to listen to? What kind of robot is Jimmy Carr? We find out. Plus we list our current favourite podcasts - specifically, Doesn't Sound Like Anything to Me, NPR Politics, Bores, Gore and Swords, Brian Gittins and Friends, Decoding Westworld, Griefcast, Happier, Getting Curious, The Tuck Shop, and the utterly brilliant Dear Joan and Jericha.
To finish up we share some Scummy Mummy Confessions, before Stuart has a go at Julia Donaldson and reveals why Moana makes him cry.
Stuart's 2018 Edinburgh show, End Of, is on at 2.50pm at the Liquid Room from 4-26 August (not 16th), and it's FREE to get in. You can follow him @comcompod and download his podcast via comedianscomedian.com. If you're already a listener to Stuart's podcast, remember you can join the thriving facebook community of like-minded fans who get together online to bully him about past and future guests, and post pictures of bees.
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