The Art of Fatherhood Podcast

The Art of Fatherhood Podcast

James Catchpole Talks Fatherhood, New Book, You’re SO Amazing & More

May 06, 2024

James Catchpole stops by to talk about his fatherhood journey. He shares the lessons he learned from his kids. In addition we talk about how dads are praised for doing normal parenting tasks. After that we talk about his new book, You’re SO Amazing. His new book addresses the assumptions people make about those with disabilities in an accessible, honest, and funny way. Lastly, we finish the interview with the Fatherhood Quick Five. 

About James Catchpole 

James Catchpole runs the Catchpole Agency with his wife, Lucy, and is the author of What Happened to You? Lucy Catchpole writes about disability, family, and children’s books and has written for the BBC and the Guardian, in addition to running the Catchpole Agency with James. The Catchpoles live in the United Kingdom with their two young daughters and invite you to visit them online at or, and on Instagram @thecatchpoles.

About You’re SO Amazing 

In this authentic and humorous picture book, a child with a limb difference is tired of being told how amazing he is for doing normal things. Joe and his friend Simone are practicing their best playground tricks, but everyone keeps saying how amazing Joe is, even when he tries to let Simone be the star. Will he ever get to be just Joe, whether he’s amazing or not?

This companion to What Happened to You? addresses the assumptions people make about those with disabilities in an accessible, honest, and funny way. Based on James Catchpole’s childhood experiences and written with his wife, Lucy, a wheelchair user, You’re SO Amazing! encourages young readers to think of disability the way disabled people do: as normal.

About The Art of Fatherhood Podcast 

The Art of Fatherhood Podcast follows the journey of fatherhood. Your host, Art Eddy talks with fantastic dads from all around the world where they share their thoughts on fatherhood. You get a unique perspective on fatherhood from guests like Joe Montana, Kevin Smith, Danny Trejo, Jerry Rice, Jeff Foxworthy, Patrick Warburton, Jeff Kinney, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, Kyle Busch, Dennis Quaid, Dwight Freeney and many more.