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The Podcast

Fathers And Sons: The Change

In the latest in our podcast series: how one father responds when his child tells him they were born in the wrong body

Episode 06: The Son

For as long as he can remember, Evander wanted to be a boy. But born female, he would cast himself as the male leads in plays and wear men’s clothes. As a teenager, having moved in with his divorced father, he comes out as transgender. Against the backdrop of a society that still has a lot to learn about transgender people, how does a father support his teenage child’s transition to adulthood and becoming a man? From testosterone injections to chest reconstruction surgery to choosing a new name, the story follows a father’s unwavering support as he helps guide his son to a new gender and social acceptance.

Series synopsis

Produced by MR PORTER and Radio Wolfgang, this documentary series explores contemporary masculinity, through the eyes of fathers and their sons. From funny and inspiring to thought-provoking and poignant stories, we celebrate the multifaceted nature of fatherhood, focusing on the highs and lows of birth, death, love, money, health and inheritance.

Radio Wolfgang is an independent online and app-based radio station co-founded by Messrs George Lamb and Colm Roche. Its most popular series include Science(ish), Beginning And Middle and The Lives Of Others.