First Steps

Raising kids is one of life's biggest and most complicated adventures. Sometimes a basic task can present a monumental challenge - especially for new parents.

2010 / Cristal Duhaime / Jonathan Goldstein / Mira Burt-Wintonick / Ryan Knighton / Wiretap, Canada


Raising kids is one of life's biggest and most complicated adventures. Sometimes a basic task can present a monumental challenge - especially for new parents.

And especially for this new parent, as he embarks upon a simple stroll around the block with his daughter.

First Steps was produced by Jonathan Goldstein and Mira Burt-Wintonick, with Cristal Duhaime, and is adapted from an essay by Ryan Knighton, from his book C'mon Papa: Dispatches From a Dad in the Dark. The story first aired in season 6 of the CBC's Wiretap.


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Cristal Duhaime

Cristal Duhaime is an audio producer based in Montreal. For 9 years she worked on CBC’s WireTap with Jonathan Goldstein, and in 2015 the team was awarded the Prix Italia for Best Original Radio Drama. She is the co-creator of CBC's Love Me .

Jonathan Goldstein

Jonathan Goldstein (@J_Goldstein) was the host and creator of Wiretap which ran on CBC Radio for 11 years. His new podcast for Gimlet Media is Heavyweight.

Mira Burt-Wintonick

Mira Burt-Wintonick (@mirabw) is an award-winning radio producer, and documentary filmmaker. For 10 years, she helped shape CBC's WireTap , in collaboration with host and creator Jonathan Goldstein. She is the co-creator of CBC's Love Me .

Ryan Knighton

Ryan Knighton is a writer, humorist, and father living in Vancouver, BC.


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