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Brown Baby podcast

Nikesh Shukla launches the podcast ‘Brown Baby’ inspired by his latest book

‘[Brown Baby] is a book about all of the things that keep me up at night,’ says Nikesh Shukla.  It was born out of a set of parenting columns that Nikesh Shukla wrote about raising non-white children in the UK. His new memoir is written as a series of imaginary conversations with his young daughters. Taking its name from a lullaby by the American songwriter Oscar Brown Jr, it gives a window onto topics from skin colour to grief and speaks with unflinching honesty and heart on issues including racism, sexism and the climate crisis.  His new podcast, with the same title as the book, asks the question: how do we raise our kids with joy and wonder in uncertain and – let’s face it – increasingly bleak times? Guests, so far, have included singer Jay Sean, primetime cookery queen Nadiya Hussain, comedian Josie Long and writer and actor, Meera Syal.