Zombiemum / Nikesh Shukla | 'Small pockets of joy'

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In this episode, Laura talks to writer and podcaster Nikesh Shukla. They discuss the difficulties of raising tough topics with kids, processing grief while raising children and the impact of sleep deprivation.

CW: This podcast contains open, honest and often detailed discussions about mental health. This episode contains discussion of greif and racism.

#Zombiemum is produced by Bea Duncan. It was mastered by Rob Fincham, with original music by Hugo White. The artwork is by Mars West. The Executive Producer is Hana Walker-Brown.


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