Season 1 Episode 13: Paterson Joseph And Swearing At Teachers

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.

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