Episode 11 - Charlie Demers

 Comedian and dad, Charlie Demers

Comedian and dad, Charlie Demers

Raising kids in a rapidly changing world has always been a challenge, but perhaps not as much as it is today. At least that's what comedian Charlie Demers is finding as he navigates fatherhood with his four-year-old daughter.

One-half Anglophone, one-half Francophone with a Chinese-Canadian wife and a daughter who is the most Canadian of them all, Charlie's view on raising kids in a scary political time is both humorous and insightful. Growing up in Vancouver in the 1980's, Charlie discusses his father's parenting style and tough decisions made after the death of Charlie's mother. He also talks about his sense of community, how he's raising his daughter now and the storty behind his latest album, Fatherland, which addresses parenting in today's changing times.