Justine Clarke talks music, Play School and dad crushes

Great podcasts for parents and carers

Mon 12 October 2015

21 mins

On the eve of her tour, the singer/actress discusses making her latest album Pyjama Jam, balancing music with being a mum and her biggest dad fans. Here's our five favourite things we learned from our chat.

Kids make her more productive
“I’ve realised I need a deadline and there’s nothing uncool about that. It's the stress and pressure that pushes out ideas and forms it properly.”

Her tour rider needs some work
“It’s nuts and fruit and tea... usually we bring it ourselves!”

She pays her kids pocket money on tour
“My kids have come on the road with me during school holidays. They’d work at the merch desk or turn on the bubble machines, and if they work well, they’d get pocket money.”

She writes music online
As a mother of three, studio trips aren’t possible, so Justine hits the net instead. “I use Skype which is a great way to collboborate, because you can stay in your pyjamas but you’re still connected.”

She does have a few dad fans
“I have been at shows where I’ve thought there’s a lot of dads out there, but that’s alright by me.”

Listen to more Arts & Entertainment segments

The family legacy behind "There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake"

Author Hazel Edwards is the brains behind the iconic and beloved There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake series Just in time for the festive season Hazel has released…
10 mins

Children’s choir takes regional and rural kids on an incredible journey

In 2006 Michelle Leonard founded a children’s choir called Moorambilla Voices in regional NSW Since that time the program has brought together more than 20,000 students from 100 schools, between the…
18 mins

Summer Series: The best children's books for the Christmas season

What's your favourite Christmas book? Are you a fan of the classics? Or more of a modern story kind of family Children's book advocate Sally Zwartz takes us through her…
8 mins

How to teach children about gender, diversity and the impacts of bullying

When you’ve grown up in a hetero-normative world, you may find some questions tricky to answer What’s the difference between sex and gender? What are gender stereotypes? What does it…
19 mins

Giving children culture and pride through picture books

Teah Mogae is a GP in Melbourne. Born in Botswana, she wants her son to have positive images of his colour and culture Unable to find picture books she decided…
10 mins

Makeup tips and tricks that'll have you looking and feeling great

Bern Fisers has travelled the world doing the makeup of famous actors and musicians What she’s learnt is that looking and feeling great doesn’t have to cost the earth. It…
13 mins