Children Ruin Podcasts

Children Ruin Podcasts

On this podcast the myth that parenting is a never-ending joy is laughingly debunked, and for good measure; it is in fact a siege on one's adult identity. By creating a discussion around the parental responsibilities which challenge us the most, our hosts Mike Veerman (Mike On Much Podcast) and Alexandra Cunningham (This Family Tree Podcast) find a highly poignant and instantly relatable way to cheer us all on, in the quest to make little humans, great people. Children Ruin Podcasts is the companion pod to the hit new show Children Ruin Everything, produced by the creators of Letterkenny, New Metric Media. Executive Producer: Kyle Joe Producer: Simon Jain & James Rathbone


March 9, 2022 34 mins

In our concluding episode of Children Ruin Podcasts Season 1, hosts Mike Veerman & Alex Cunningham speak to Children Ruin Everything's writer and creator, Kurt Smeaton. The discussion sheds light on the real-life inspirations for the show, how Kurt arrived at many of the creative choices, and what elements of the show mirror his own life, as a parent and partner. It’s a truly humourous and honest conversati...

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In this episode, our hosts Mike Veerman & Alexandra Cunningham get into the idea of 'personal space'. As any adult knows, personal space is directly tied to one's own identity, and when kids enter the picture, that space evaporates quickly. Special guest Shane Cunningham - a writer, producer, podcaster, and husband to our very own host Alex - joins the show to dish on the familial frustrations and random moments of levity he's ...

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February 19, 2022 36 mins

In this episode, our hosts Mike Veerman and Alexandra Cunningham look to address the solemn yet unavoidable topic of 'death.' They discuss the ways in which they encountered it as kids, the explanations they were given, and how it compares to how they now address the topic as parents. We welcome guest speaker and lifestyle blogger Breanna Perkins, whose own experiences of love and loss create a truly frank and honest dial...

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February 15, 2022 34 mins

In this episode our hosts, Mike Veerman & Alexandra Cunningham, deal with the agony of the travelling family and all the trials and tribulations that come with it. The notion of the 'road trip' normally associated with youthful hi-jix and unendeing adventure, takes a turn into chaos when applied to the family dynamic. Influencer Brittany Ostofe lends her comedic, yet expert opinion on how to survive such an endeavour; offering ...

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February 11, 2022 34 mins

In this episode, our hosts Mike Veerman and Alexandra Cunningham go headfirst into every parent's least productive situation: sick days. As any parent knows, life does not come to a screeching halt when illness strikes. Between family responsibilities, schedule balancing, and children’s needs, sick days are never actually rest days. Kayla Grey joins the conversation to delve into what sick days look like for her, and the chal...

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February 2, 2022 34 mins

In this episode of Children Ruin Podcasts, our hosts Mike Veerman and Alex Cunningham are square in the thick of moral parental ambiguity; more specifically, when is it ok to lie to your kids? In the Children Ruin Everything episode, “Truth,” the parents find themselves in a situation protecting the innocence of one child while simultaneously having a conversation dispelling the concept of the Tooth Fairy to the other. ...

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January 26, 2022 33 mins

In this episode of Children Ruin Podcasts, hosts Mike Veerman & Alexandra Cunningham delve into a major struggle for all parents: creating intimacy. As highlighted by the episode "Intimacy," of Children Ruin Everything (CTV), parents learn quickly that the once intimacy-filled lives they used to have, are now marred by the constant interruptions of their offspring. Celebrated broadcast host and sexual-health advocate,...

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January 20, 2022 32 mins

In this episode of the Children Ruin Podcasts series, our hosts, Mike Veerman & Alexandra Cunningham, dig into one of the more polarizing topics of modern parenting: body acceptance as you change with childbirth and age. In the Children Ruin Everything episode "Bodies,"  Astrid feels shame and insecurity about how her body has changed with the birth of her children. This is a prevalent struggle that many parents face,...

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January 14, 2022 30 mins

On the debut episode of the Children Ruin Podcasts Series, our hosts, Mike Veerman & Alexandra Cunningham, dive into the chaos of family meals. As the main theme of the premiere episode of “Children Ruin Everything,” our hosts explore how the show resonated with their own experiences of trying to dine with toddlers; and what pratfalls and surprises they encountered, in short, it’s nearly impossible! Top Canadi...

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January 14, 2022 31 secs

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