Do you ever feel like newspaper headlines give conflicting advice? One paper tells you that exercise can result in miscarraige while another says it promotes a healthy pregnancy. Marina talks to science journalist Linda Geddes about how to interpret data, headlines and risk when it comes to pregnancy, birth and parenting. For information regarding your data privacy, visit
The Positives of Dyslexia, with Maggie Aderin-Pocock
A dyslexia diagnosis is often bad news for parents, but this negativity often stems from a misunderstanding of what dyslexia really means for those who have it. Marina talks to Maggie Aderin-Pocock, space scientist, author and proud dyslexic about how her dyslexia has helped rather than hindered her in the pursuit of her "crazy dream". For information regarding your data privacy, visit
How social media is impacting children
Our children are pioneers, the first children having to grow up navigating the complicated, perfection obsessed and often murky world of social media. Marina and Dr Chiara talk to child psychotherapist Lia Younes about the impact social media is having on our children and whether there's anything we parents can do to help them use it for good rather than bad. For information regarding your data privacy, visit
Parenting alone is a completely different experience to doing it as a couple, for one you’re a lot more isolated. Marina talks to Zoe Desmond, solo mother and founder of the Frolo App that puts single parents in touch with each other about the highs and lows of life as a solo parent and how the community she has established has allowed her to thrive. For information regarding your data privacy, visit
How to make Christmas more meaningful
Anyone else feel like Christmas cripples us financially, ends up being really stressful all the presents turn your children into spoilt brats? As December draws closer Marina talks to Kristina Salcenu about what we can do to make Christmas less of a burden, more thoughtful and meaningful, less ‘me-centred’ and more community focussed. Here are some of the ideas Kristina mentioned in the podcast about how you can help charities over the Christmas Period. Instead of your usual advent calendar, go to Advent of Change, where the amount you pay is donated to different charities and each time you open a window you learn about where your donation has gone. They produce advent calendars for children, adults as well as year calendars where every month you can learn about a new charity and some ideas to make your life richer.