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45 minutes | Jan 31, 2023
Valentine’s Day with Jen Mann
Valentine's Day with Jen Mann What your wife really wants for Valentine’s Day It’s time to stop worrying, Valentine's Day with Jen Mann and what your wife really wants is here, and Dadhouse has your back. What should you really get your wife for Valentine’s Day? Mick and Shannon interview best-selling author Jen Mann to get the answers you need. “Jen Mann is the hilarious New York Times best-selling author of People I Want to Punch in the Throat: Competitive Crafters, Drop Off Despots, and Other Suburban Scourges as well as several anthologies and short collections. Her books are inspired by her immensely popular blog People I Want to Punch in the Throat. Many of her books are inspired by her viral blog posts, including Midlife Bites: Anyone Else Falling Apart, Or Is It Just Me? which was nominated for a Goodreads Choice Award.” Socials Before we get into it, follow Dadhouse on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Call-In to connect with us. We would love to hear from you! Interview with Jen Mann 1:50—Welcome to the Dadhouse Pod. Stay a while and listen to Jen Mann tell us what women really want for Valentine’s Day. 4:59—Does Mick give seed for Valentine’s Day? 5:41—Mick goes down the rabbit hole of what he really does for Valentine’s Day. 7:22—The first perfect gift idea for your special someone. 8:45—Tip 1—know your wife before you choose! 11:02—Another great strategy to employee to make sure your gift giving is up to par. 12:28—What is the biggest stress point for the middle-aged mom, and how can us dads use that to our advantage? “There is a willingness for men to age, but women have all the pressure.” 13:45—Laying down even more advice that will help. 16:30—Setting up childcare gives everyone the night off. Dads, take care of it. 17:50—Need something saucy? Listen to Jen’s podcast, No Pants Required. Especially the episode with Jasinda Wilder. 18:30—“When he knows you so well…” 1923—Is getting the car detailed a great gift? 20:00—Mick gets all sweet. 23:05—What was Mick’s worst gift to his wife? 24:35—What was Shannon’s worst gift to his wife? 26:32—What Jen Man’s most amazing gift that she has received. 29:47—Jen rates the most common gifts. 34:07—The perfect Valentine’s Day gift? A water heater. The Dadhouse 5 35:00—Let’s check Jen Mann’s Dadness! Thanks to everyone for a great show and interview. Follow Jen Mann on Substack, Facebook, TikTok, Instagram and get your daily life. Find her books on Amazon and make sure you get your wife the perfect gift with a book full of laughs.
34 minutes | Jan 18, 2023
Your Child’s First Phone with Doctor Catherine Pearlman
Your Child's First Phone with Doctor Catherine Pearlman What you need to know before taking the plunge In this episode, Dadhouse tries to answer every question you have about your child’s first phone and them going digital. The guest today is Dr. Catherine Pearlman, author of First Phone: A Child’s Guide to Digital Responsibility, Safety, and Etiquette. Dr. Pearlman is a licensed clinical social worker. The dads are grateful that she stopped by to share her wisdom on a subject that so many of us have an issue with. Socials Before we get into it, follow Dadhouse on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Call-In to connect with us. We would love to hear from you! Interview with Dr. Pearlman 2:47—When should a kid get their first one? It’s the question that we all want an answer to. 5:29—Solving your problem. A philosophy that will take your parenting to the next level. 7:37—“The job of a parent is to put ourselves out of a job.” Dr. Pearlman dropping some wisdom on us. 9:26—Do we have this fear of failure as Gen X parents? What can we do about it. 11:15—Shannon wrote an article that tries to answer the question: Are we helicopter parents now? 16:08—Mick’s take on which part of Dr. Pearlman’s book hit home for him the most. 21:51—Shannon gets a dick pic and uses it to teach his teenage daughter the dangers of social media. What rules does Dr. Pearlman have for the transitional period our kids go through when it comes to being online. 26:09—Is there a clearing house where parents can keep track of scams? The Dadhouse 5 28:24—It is time to check Dr. Pearlman’s Dadness! Tell us what you think of her answers. Thanks for another great episode of Dadhouse. You can find Dr. Pearlman at The Family Coach as well as on Twitter and Instagram. She would love to hear from you and let her know you heard her on the Dadhouse podcast.
61 minutes | Dec 28, 2022
Time Management and Parenting
Time Management and Parenting How to organize yourself and your kids. Welcome Back to Dad house! This week, we tackle the great fight in a Parents Life-Time Management. We are all busy and sometimes it feels like you can’t get ahead. We've all been there. Let the dads tell you what worked for them, and more importantly, what didn’t. Let’s get into it! The Talk-About: :51—Today’s intro challenge: What is your favorite Christmas tradition? 10:40—Mick does something that he hasn’t done in seventeen years. 14:02—It’s colonoscopy time! Need advice for medical butt play? Here it is! 19:43—Paint gun parenting vengeance. When you take out fifteen years of frustration on the kids. Head over to our Instagram to see what Shannon did to Mick. 23:39: Follow Dadhouse on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Call-In to connect with us. We would love to hear from you! 25: 01-Chicken Update-Things went BAD. 30: 19—Some good dad advice from the HomeDadCon from The Bro Dad. And if you want more on how to find your identity as a dad, go back to Dadhouse Episode #9. Time Management for Parents 37:44-How do you manage cleaning when the kids are very young. It’s a time suck, and one of the hardest parts of parenting. 41: 47- Time management with school age kids. When the kids are from five to 12, what are the challenges we face now? How do we adapt? 47: 51- Now we move onto Teenagers. It’s never easy when they start to grow up. There are new challenges and new things to be excited about. But it can still feel like we are pulled in every direction. 53: 45- Our Last Piece Advice on Time management as a Parent. Thanks for stopping by! And if you’ve got a question you would like the dads to answer, go to Ask A Dad, and they will take care of you!
57 minutes | Dec 9, 2022
Teaching Your Teen to Drive
Teaching Your Teen to Drive New drivers and what dads need to know. There is a lot to know for a new driver. As a beginner behind the wheel, lots of images go into a father’s head. From making sure they know the rules and regulations of driving to what a teenager should know about car maintenance. Well, the Dadhouse guys have been through it. So learn from their mistakes, and cheer on their victories in this episode of Dadhouse! Plus we chat about fun Mick is dealing with, Shannon’s vacation to Disney, a very fun Chicken update, and more. The Intro Challenge and What the Dads Have Been Doing 00.56—Todays intro question of the day: What bone have you broken in your body. Will there be a dick joke? Maybe. 10:01—Donut recommendation! If you’re in Kansas City, stop by the Donut King—some of the best donuts in the area. 10:57—Shannon goes to Disney and hit 20K steps a day. This is how it’s done. 13:30—Mike and Amanda ditched the kids, and celebrated their 20th anniversary by taking their own trip! 22:23-- Follow Dadhouse on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Call-In to connect with us. 24:05—The Chicken update and it’s getting way weird. 25:28—This week’s Dadcon Dad Advice is Keith Nagel who talks about taking the kids where dad wants to go. Plus the dads give their best advice on taking your kids to those places. Teen Drivers and What You Need to Know! 29:38—Teens and driving can be difficult, but it can also give you a lot more freedom. Let’s get into it. 30:22—Where do you even start with even teaching your kids how to drive? 34:33—Today we learn that there is something called a Farmer’s Permit and a thing. 37:30—Mike talks about the benefit of learning without a parent in the car, and he’s got a point. 38:22—Jake talks about how it can be difficult to teach your own children because of the way they view us. Teenagers may not want to listen to their parents at all. Learning How to Take Care of a Car 43:01—What should we begin to teach them, and where do we get blinker fluid from? 49:45—Should you buy your kid their own car and how to buy one in a world of constant inflation.
61 minutes | Nov 23, 2022
Dads and Movies
Dads and Movies The Best and Worst Movies for Dad What makes a good dad movie? What’s a good dad in a movie? And what’s a bad dad? In this episode of Dadhouse, we get right into it and dig deep. Jake, Mike, Mick, Larry, and Shannon are on the hunt for the best movies that feature dad. And if they skipped one, feel free to jump in and give us your opinion. I mean, you’re wrong, but hey, everyone gets a voice. Before we get started, follow Dadhouse on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Call-In to connect with us. 5:00: Which generations do the dads belong to? Gen X, Millennials? Is Mick a baby boomer? 7:55: Mike’s epic adventure into Facebook Marketplace to help his wife work from home. 11:45—Jake finally has a clean garage! 15:37—And now it’s time to welcome Rusty and get to the dad movies! 15:45—We’re off, what movies have a good dad in it? What makes a dad in a movie? 18:34—What do the dads think of the movie Mr. Mom? We finally address it here. 23:04-- Name the dad from the quote: “Go tell her! Go tell her that you love her!” It’s a Christmas movie. 24:26—Ok, here it is; the actor that is the best movie father in almost all his movies. 28:53—Now that we’ve pointed out the great dads in movies, it’s time to get to the best movies to watch with your kids. 38:42—What movies will Shannon NOT watch with his kids? 40:22—What movie mistakes have you watched with your kids. 45:00—What quotes are our kids taking from movies. There are some inappropriate ones here. 53:21—Takeaway time! What advice does Dadhouse have for those looking to get into movies with their kids.
70 minutes | Nov 1, 2022
The Turf Valley Show
The YouTube show that gets dads right. Welcome to a new episode of Dadhouse! Today we chat with the creators of The Turf Valley Show. Adam Rodgers and Thomas Ventimiglia are here to talk about the inspiration that brings three stay-at-home dads to life in this humorous and fantastic web series. What sets this show apart is that the dads are not morons. Sure, there are laughs, but each stay-at-home dad is committed to getting parenting right and taking us all through the journey. Funny, well written, and with short episodes that fit the life of a parent, The Turf Valley Show is a must watch. So as Mike says, let’s see how the sausage is made. Catching up with the dads 1:30—This week we start with the rabbit holes we all go down on YouTube. There’s so much on there, how do you even find what’s good? Some of our favorites include Mark Rober, Chapel Hart, an Elden Ring Walkthrough, How Things Are Made, How it is Actually Made (satire), and Ze Frank. 12:27 --For the record, it’s the Bare-Nosed Wombat that makes square poop. 13:52—Mike’s latest YouTube rabbit hole is figuring out how to fix his daughter’s transmission. 15:00—Let’s get into The Turf Valley Show! The Turf Valley Show is a “sitcom in a new format.” From their website: Turf Valley “is a short-form digital series that follows three stay-at-home dads who, after ushering their kids onto the bus, hang back to shoot the existential breeze.” 18:19—The dads go into our latest Dads Night Out. If you need to get out of the house, find a group near you. 25:30—Here’s your housekeeping for this week! —Follow Dadhouse Pod on social media Twitter Instagram Facebook Call-In 27:25—Chicken Update! Who is the chicken’s favorite person? And who is at Mick’s door? 29:55—Dadcon Dad advice. What is the best diaper cream? The interview with Adam Rodgers and Thomas Ventimiglia Times are hard and people need to laugh, and you can laugh at dads. Why? Because dads can take it. Turf Valley is a short form digital series that follows three stay-at-home dads who, after ushering their kids on the bus, stay back and shoot the existential breeze. 30:00—And here we go, our interview with Adam and Tom! 32:33—Where did the idea for the Turf Valley Show come from? 36:16—So Turf Valley is an actual place. Is this where the show was filmed? And what was the inspiration for the opening scene at the bus stop? 41:40—What happens when The Turf Valley Show gets to Twilight Level Famous? What’s the plan so we can take a pilgrimage to Turf Valley? 44:30—The episodes for The Turf Valley Show are between 7 to 10 minutes. Will this continue or will they go full 30 minutes? 45:30—Does the character Jason on The Turf Valley Show have anything in common with Shannon? 47:44—Shannon goes full craft nerd and talks about the craft of humor with the two experts. What is the process? 59:13—Mick wants to know how they came up the multifaceted plot points when it came to dads. 103:00—Where did the cicadas come from and how do they have a fanbase? The Dadhouse Five! 104:00—It is time to check your dadness!
57 minutes | Sep 14, 2022
Thunderdome Naked Toga
What Dadhouse Did this Summer and What’s to Come. The Intro Challenge: 1:10-In this week’s intro challenge, each dad has to sum up in one sentence what they did this summer and also promote any other outside projects they are working on. And with that said, go check some of these out! The Ultimate Stay-at-Home Dad Manual-This is your essential guide on how to be a better father. Dads are dads, and we deserve the knowledge and support no matter which road we take in life. Get all the great advice you hear on the podcast and a lot of funny stories about some of our greatest failures. Buy it on Amazon, at your local bookstore, or request your library to carry it! The Planter’s Table: Our mission is to both grow and give produce to those in need in our community, using sustainable gardening practices in a chemical-free environment. We dedicate at least 50% of our produce to local food kitchens and pantries. In addition to our fresh food donation program, we sell garden plants each spring. The sales of these plants fuel our ability to donate more produce. We hope to encourage and inspire others to give and grow locally. Cantabury Cottage KC: Perfectly located in The Golden Triangle! Our home is charming with a modern flare and close to everything you desire to see and do in KC. Luxury linens, comfortable beds, a fully stocked kitchen, and a coffee bar are ready for you! Equipped with 3 smart TVs and fiber internet. There is a deluxe gas grill with patio seating. JKDesginco-No matter if you’re looking for a something that accents your home or a custom-made piece of furniture that will be an heirloom for generations, you can find it at JK Designs. Each creation showcases the fusion of both use and design and is made with superior craftsmanship you don’t find in our mass-produced world. 10:54-Changes are coming to the pod, and this is where we let you know about that. 13:11-We are redesigning a lot of logs and websites. So here you go, the new Dadhouse Pod Logo! 13:38—Ask A Dad—Do you have a question for the podcast? Do you need a dad to give you an answer? Ask a Dad is a new section where you can do just that. Check it out and ask us questions! 14:13—Big Announcement! Dadhouse Pod has crossed the border of 10K downloads! 16:23—Follow Dadhouse Pod on social media Twitter Instagram Facebook Call-In 17:16-The Chicken Update is ready to go! 19:50-DadCon Dad Advice. This is some of the best advice at last year’s HomeDadCon. This year’s will be in Phoenix and we’ll ask the guys there to share their best experiences. How I Spent My Summer Vacation! 22:43—One of the first activities that we did this summer was Father’s Eve. It’s a great event and we hope more join us next year. 24:06—It’s time to tell everyone what we did for our family vacations. There was a lots of travel this year, so follow along. The Dad’s Trip 2022! 30:45—This summer we decided to do the Dad’s Trip just a little bit different. With gas prices so high, we instead rented a house for the majority of the stay. But we did see some things on the way! 31:22-Big Brutus is one of the biggest earth movers in the world. It’s one of the original stops on the second Dad’s Trip. It remains one of the more amazing things that we have done. 33:27—We also got to see Mickey Mantle’s Boyhood Home, and for Shannon it’s one of his favorite stops because you can still see the dents in the tin barn where he took batting practice. 35:27—Then we drove through the most toxic place in America: Pitcher, Oklahoma. Because of zinc and lead mining, less than 10 people remain. 39:17—Head over to our Instagram to see pictures from the first (and probably only) Dadhouse Cannonball contest. The Big Projects of the Summer 42:09—Shannon had a huge summer of fixing everything. From hanging drywall to building retaining walls, that was his entire summer.
50 minutes | May 24, 2022
36: It’s Fun. It’s Free. It’s Father’s Eve!
Talking about Father’s Eve with John Francis What are you doing the day before Father’s Day? Coming to Father’s Eve! In this episode of Dadhouse, we talk with John Francis, founder of Father’s Eve to give us the rundown of how to find your community and come together for Father’s Eve. From their own website: “Father’s Eve is a national event that is about connecting dads in a meaningful way to talk about and celebrate the joys and challenges of fatherhood.” And it all takes place the night before Father’s Day. So, let’s get to it! The Socials: But before we get there, here is your reminder to like, share, subscribe and do all the stuff to help us get seen more. Here are the socials: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram. The Weekly Dad Round Up: 1:21-If you’ve never had a smoked whiskey, you’ve got to try it at McCormick’s and Schmicks. And what the heck, here is how it’s done. 7:16—It is garage sale season! Want the best tips and tricks? Then check out Episode 18! 9:34-Who is Marty that we talk about here? The guy that figured out the speed of an unladden swallow in space in Episode 31. 10:00—Please enjoy 10 seconds of silence in honor of…nothing. We’ve all just had a long week and you get what you get and don’t throw a fit. 12:25—The Planter’s Table is giving out its last pickup! Then the dads start talking about yards and grass for some reason. Honestly, I have no idea why this happens, but it does. So, I don’t know, go onto our Facebook page and tell the dads your best yard story. 21:39—Mick lays it down with a chicken update. Production is up! When can Shannon expect some omlets? 22:12—DadCon Dadvice comes from Phillip Fry from Arizona. Thanks Phillip! Father’s Eve with John Francis 23:40—Let’s say hi to John Francis! “John Francis is the found of Father’s Eve. In 2012, John wanted to show off his new garage to some male friends, all who happened to be dads. So he threw a party that happened to take place the night prior to Father’s Eve. They had so much fun they did it again the next year and called it Father’s Eve. Within a few short years, it has become a meaningful “Dads Night Out” even in over many, many cities.” 27:30—The origin story begins: "Father’s Day is about dads and families. Father’s Eve is about all the dads.” John Francis 28:19—Father’s Eve takes place in over 60 cities prior to covid. What will the turnout be like this year? 35:00—What is the biggest challenges John has had raising his kids into teenagers? The question that Shannon likes to ask all the guest dads that have experience. 37:00—Parent the kids you have, not the child you wish you had. Great advice for dads. 39:04—The Dadhouse big announcement. We will be hosting our own Father’s Eve Event in Kansas City. Want to come? Send us an email at TheDads@dadhouse.com or hit us up on the socials. Come hang out with us and let’s celebrate. Or eat Mick’s barbecue. The Dadhouse Top 5! 45:07—And here we go, the Dadhouse Top 5 where we check your dadness! Come check out this section and a few laughs. And John comes up with an answer we’ve never had before. And that’s it everyone. At this point, we want to take a moment to give a big shout out to all the dads out there that are showing up every day and getting work done. We don’t expect accolades, and we are never helping out mom. We are just there to be the best fathers that we can be. And remember that you are never alone, not matter how much you may feel like it as you parent. There are groups out there and millions of other fathers that are going through what you are. So join us at Father’s Eve and let’s tell some dick jokes, drink a bit, and have a great time.
69 minutes | May 9, 2022
35: Growing Gardens and Raising Kids
How you can do a little bit of both. Before we start, take a minute to like, subscribe, and follow Dadhouse on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. Your support really matters! In this episode of Dadhouse, the dads talk gardening! Or farming. Or growing stuff. Whatever you want to call it, gardening is a big past time of many at-home parents, including Dadhouse. Except Shannon, he doesn’t garden at all. But he does love the fresh fruits and vegetables he can steal from Larry and Mick. Face it, Shannon is basically a hobbit. So join us on this episode as Mike, Larry, Mick, Jack, and not so much Shannon as they share their best tips and tricks about gardening with your kids. The Dad Round-up. 1:33-Oh no, Jake has problems. 3:30-For some reason we get into whether it’s Stay Puft Marshmallow man or Stay Puff Marshmallow man. 6:00-The Dads talk about scheduling for the spring and summer and the nightmare that it has to become. 7:09-Shannon lets The Dads know that he has mold in his house! We take a break from Marshmallows to talk about how to deal with this. Shannon tried to fix it himself and yup, messed it up. 9:07-Shannon’s daughter got her first real job! Here are Shannon’s thoughts. Which prompts a discussion on who pays the bills? This is turning out to be a weird episode. 12:54-Let’s check in with Mick! 14:30-Need a soil sample to see how your yard or garden is doing? There are state resources where you can get this done! Here is a helpful listing. 21:57—Want more Dadhouse in smaller doses? Check us out on Call-In! And we’ve got a few more reviews up on Apple Podcasts so a special thank you to everyone that listens! 23:00-And a special comment from a fan of the show! Gardening Tips and Tricks! 30:30-“I like your tomatoes.” Take that comment as you like. 31:34-How much land do you need to start a little hobby garden and how much do The Dads dedicate to it? 34:16 “Larry’s is bigger than mine.” You know what, I’m just going to take all these comments out of context for fun. 36:00-What is the difference between gardening and farming? 36:32-And how much space should you ear mark for your garden? 39:10-One of the biggest problems of starting a garden is killing the grass when you first start your bed. Here Larry and Mick tell you how to do it. 39:55-Mick mentions something called a Lasagna Garden. Here is what that is. And here are Larry’s Five Tips for starting a plant: Choose the proper size container Fill the container with a quality potting mixPlace seed into soil at the depth recommended on the package and cover with soilWater in with a gentle spray of waterAs the plant grows give it a supply nutrients (liquid or granular)Extra Tip: Water carefully, it is better to underwater than over water. 43:50-Where the hell do you even get compost? 45:20-Over a period of time, your soil will lose nutrients. I just think that is a fun fact to mention. So how do you replenish them? How do you bring your kids into your hobby garden? 47:52-Larry has some answers about how to get your kids involved. 49:11-And HERE is where you can get purple green bean seeds so you can grow this radioactive vegetable. I mean, it’s not radioactive, it just looks like it is. But apparently you there are many different versions of green beans. We learn something new every day. 50:18-We get into Beefsteak Tomatoes and how they look gross. The Planter’s Table 51:37-The Planter’s Table is Larry’s family’s way of making the world a better place, although he would never phrase it that way. So here it is from their own website: “We are Larry and Jane, owners of The Planter’s Table, a small business founded in 2021. Our mission is to both grow and give produce to those in need in our community, using sustainable gardening practices in a chemical-free environment. We dedicate at least 50% of our produce to local food kitchens and pantries.
58 minutes | Apr 19, 2022
34: Kansas City’s Beer Ambassador Jeremy Danner
Craft Beer is its own festival In this episode of Dadhouse, the dads welcome 4 Hands Brewery Beer Ambassador Jeremy Danner to the show. It should be no surprise that five dads love talking about beer, and some of us have the bellies to prove it. What’s the current craft beer scene look like and what kind of beer should you try to get into it? With a thousand different mixtures and flavors, there’s something for everyone. Dadhouse tries to get into it, so join us as we talk about beer, beer, beer! Stay at home dad round up 3:12--Who knew that Mick has experience growing hops? Also, it surprises none of us. Jump in here to hear our Iowan farm boy talk about what makes beer, well, beer. Take a deep dive on the link and learn even more about the iconic plant. 3:44—It wouldn’t be a Dadhouse episode without one of us picking a fight. In this case, Shannon and Larry have a few words for Mike. 5:00—The Dadhouse crew and their families went to the Kansas City Improv. They had a blast and Shannon took the stage to participate on a skit. And although he was nervous, what he was mostly worried about was if his pants were unzipped. We also want to give a shout out to Fat Sully’s for seriously one of the biggest pizzas we have ever seen. 2 feet across and goes well with craft beer, just saying. 11:15—Take a minute to like, subscribe, and follow Dadhouse on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. 11:50—Before jumping into the topic, let’s set the record straight. Every dad deserves support and the question we get asked the most is where to find friendships. City Dads Group and the National At-Home Dad organization are your first steps. We get this asked this so much, Shannon wrote an in depth article about the best places and ways to find your dad community. 14:54—We were lucky enough to go to HomeDadCon the last year and get advice from a great community. Here is this week’s contribution from Alex. Craft beer talk with Jeremy Danner 17:42—Welcome to the show 4 Hands Brewery Beer Ambassador Jeremy Danner. Jeremy has worked in the beer world for years and no one knows the scene quite like him. Join us as he answers all the questions the dads have for him. As a father of 1, he loves to share what he knows with everyone. And take a minute to listen to his podcast I Love This Town, which is about Kansas City! 19:42—The craft beer environment can be intimidating as hell to get into. There is a fear that gatekeepers are ready to drop your man buns right on top of you. Turns out this isnt’ the case at all as Jeremy answers the first question: Where do you even start? And what better place than trying some brews from 4 Hands. 23:29—How does it work when a specialty beer is made? Is there a starting barrel count or do you just brew away? 24:47—And speaking of how we make beer, how do you market it? Is there any market research conducted? This is the ins and outs of the process that fascinate Shannon 30:02—Are you looking for an introductory beer? Jeremy Danner has you covered here. 31:00—One of the great moments of HomeDadCon was the beer exchange where dads from all over the country brought their best local beers to share. 36:07—Does Jeremy share his hobbies and passion with his kids? There is a science behind the crafting and it’s enough to get any inquisitive kid intrigued. 38:58—What’s the difference between a pale ale, and IPA and all the other types of beers? This is one of those beginner questions that need an answer. 42:14—4 Hands Brewery does some fantastic charity work and their City Wide Mission initiative has rasied hundreds of thousands of dollars for non-profits in the St. Louis area. These are the kind of companies we can all get behind. Time for the Dadhouse 5 47:41—It’s time for the Dadhouse 5! The questions we ask to check your dadness! Plus, Mick comes up with an extra one. A special thank you to Jeremy Danner and 4 Hand Brewery company for having a laugh wi...
56 minutes | Mar 8, 2022
33: Football and Fatherhood with Danan Hughes
Welcome to another great Dadhouse episode. We tackle this episode with Danan Hughes. You know him as a commentator and former player for the Kansas City Chiefs. As a standout at The University of Iowa, he helped lead them to the Rose Bowl. As a father and Grandfather, Danan Hughes has all kinds of advice and insight that he is willing to share with the dads. So, huddle up, make the right beer call, and let’s get into fatherhood with Danan Hughes. 2:26—In case you’re missing your daily Dadhouse and all the smack talk, join us on Call-In, the social network for podcasters. It’s live radio at its best. We run smaller, shorter episodes there. This last week we talked about what to do when you are sick with the kids and also maternal gatekeeping and how it affects fatherhood. 4:42—Shannon got his son the turtle! Everyone meet Trizzy, the yellow-bellied slider that is destined to rule all. Shannon makes the claim that his turtle will now beat up Mick’s chickens. 6:54—Get ready for Mick’s chicken up date and unfortunately, they’ve turned to prostitution. 8:02—This is our call out to like, share, subscribe and do all the stuff to help us get seen more. Here are the socials: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram 14:13—Good friend of the show Kyle Denny sent an email asking how we find time for a workout routine. 16:46—This week’s DadCon Dad Advice is from Grady Black. Take a minute and listen in to what he has to say this week. How do we keep our moods level? 20:42—It’s time to get into our conversation with Danan Hughes. A two-sport star that was drafted by both the Kansas City Chiefs and the Milwaukee Brewers. He played for five seasons. He has been an analyst for the Big Ten Network as well as the Kansas City Chiefs. He is active in his community, the father of 5 kids, and 3 grandkids. 23:08—Danan gets into what it was liked to get recruited back in the 90s. We love hearing stories like this. 25:38—How do the skills as an athlete transfer to becoming a better father? Danan gives us his insights. It starts with learning and convincing your kids that you love them no matter what. 28:16—How do you deal with conflict resolution when it comes to our children? 33:01—Building a community as a dad is very important to all us. How has Danan Hughes built his community? 35:57—How do you balance all your responsibilities as a player and broadcaster with all the needs of fatherhood? 39:47—Welcome to the Dadhouse 5, let’s check your dadness! 45:00—What is the proper technique to make a snow angel? Find it at the 1:40 mark in this video.
48 minutes | Feb 15, 2022
32: Relaxing at the Barn
It’s time to sit back, grab your favorite drink, and join the dads on their annual Man Weekend. Do we get crazy during a weekend away from our families? No. But do we at least do something super fun? Also, no. We rent a barn and play board games and sleep in. That’s it. We barely even cook and live off bags of chips and Nutty Bars. But we also record a podcast episode! Come on down for relaxing at the barn! 3:04—And we get right into it by explaining why it’s important that we get away and take time for ourselves. 5:58—How many Man Weekends have we taken? 12. 6:56—A quick shout out to our favorite board games: Settlers of Catan and Carcassonne. 12:55—Mick gives his review of taking a bath. 19:55—Mick’s son texted Shannon to ask for permission to drive. Yup, that happened. So now we get into the whole situation of a lot of our kids about to get their driver’s license. 21:54—Shout out to The Lawn Guardian who gave us this question: What was the turning point that each of us experienced as a stay-at-home dad. 33:12—Did one of our kids puke on a Mormon shrine? Yup, that happened. Here’s a bit of the story. 36:00—How did our wives meet for the first time? At the Shatto Milk Company 40:00—We get asked to talk about turtles. Alright, let’s talk about turtles. The Barn (summertime picture)
62 minutes | Jan 25, 2022
31: STEM in DadHouse with Marty Kelsey
In this episode of Dadhouse, we explore science with Marty Kelsey, co-host of the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum’s Stem in 30. We loved this episode so much that we have officially christened this Marty Day. It’s a new holiday and Hallmark will have cards and chocolates for you soon. Marty’s mission in life is to bring STEM to kids in a way that is fun, engaging, and educational. They learn by doing, and that’s something that Dadhouse loves. And he has met real life astronauts. Sit back and enjoy this conversation with Marty Kelsey. 2:30: We jump into this episode by talking about how the dads don’t take their shaving seriously enough and refuse to use a shave brush or take any enjoyment at all in it. Self-care needs to be encouraged. Basically, only Shannon is right. And since he write’s the show notes, that is the official position of Dadhouse. 9:50: Mick admits that he shaves with this stuff that comes from a toothpaste tube. Mick needs some self-care, too! 16:00: What is Shannon’s professional shave place? The Gent’s Place. It’s the best. 19:09: Before we get to Marty, we get a piece of great advice from Andy Jones about how to deal with conflicts with your kids. We met Andy at HomeDadCon. Thanks for the advice, Andy! 21:31: Let’s talk to Marty! Marty Kelsey is one of the hosts for the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum’s Stem in 30, a fast-paced show for middle-school students. Prior, he was a teacher in Liberty, Mo. Father of two, welcome to Marty! 21:45: Did you know that Amelia Earhart wrote poetry? 32:36: Our kids participated in the Hurricane episode of Stem in 30! 34:12: How does Marty plan his weirdo adventures? AtlasObscura.com! He saw a two-story tall crash test dummy plus a Vincent Van Gogh mural made out of doorknobs. And don’t forget about using RoadsideAmerica.com! 37:58: What was it like to watch the Dragon Launch of Space X Crew 2? Marty lets us know. 40:00: Megan McArthur was on that crew! 40:41: One of the coolest people he’s met? Michael Collins who flew with Neil Armstrong to the moon. 41:30: He also loves to work with Bill Ingalls, photographer for NASA. 44:17: And here’s Marty on an aircraft carrier. 45:17: Is there a water heater on the ISS? 47:18: Can we launch one of Mick’s Chickens into space? Marty says yes! 52:11: We check Marty’s dadness with the Dadhouse Top 5.
60 minutes | Jan 10, 2022
30: This Old DadHouse
Join Jake, Mike, Mick, Larry and Shannon as they discuss some of the most common home repairs that dads have to do around the house. From unclogging sinks and fixing toilets to repairing holes in the wall—they give their best advice on how to do some of those everyday tasks. There’s also a chicken update, Shannon has an unfortunate confession, and Larry doesn’t like his kids helping. Turn on this funny episode while you do those chores around the house! 2:00: Shannon talks about the joy of his new Oculus 2, VR for the family. You can go to a retail job in VR! 3:00: Did you know that Mike now has Mike’s Hot Honey. There’re no dick jokes. Probably. 5:25: BJ is coming over to Jake’s house and we are wondering if he is bringing Mike’s Hot Honey. 6:01: “Speaking of facials…” I’m just going to leave that there. 7:05: The dads have some pretty strong opinions about serrated steak knives. 10:56: Mick and Shannon have been doing Dadhouse Snippets over at the Call-In App. Head on over and get a ten-minute dose of the Dadhouse over current topics. 12:24: Let’s find out how Mick’s chickens are doing in the winter. 14:31: DadCon dadvice from Kyle Thompson. 16:28: And we are off and get into home improvement! First up, how to fix holes in walls. 21:54: Toilets clog and break down over time. Let’s go over how to fix them. 29:58: As far as repairs to the house go, water leaks are one of the worst. 33:00: Preventative maintenance is key in avoiding repairs all together. 35:18: Garbage disposals come up a lot because kids throw all kinds of crap down there. Shannon recommends going with Insinkarator. Mick fixes his garbage disposal with a hammer. 38:18: Mick has dishwasher issues. 40:04: And what kids don’t throw into the garbage disposal, they throw down the drains. For example, when you throw a gallon of syrup down the sink, it will clog the drain. 43:35: What the hell is a worm bin and why are we talking about worm poop? 45:20: Jake has a lot of strong opinions concerning command strips. 47:00: The main advice from the dads is to Google the repair before you call someone. You would be surprised what you can actually do. 53:00: The dads give their best tips on managing repairs while taking care of the kids.
58 minutes | Dec 13, 2021
29: Dad Gaming
This episode of Dadhouse is brought to you by American Underdog. It’s the story of Kurt Warner and his rise to be one of the best quarterbacks ever. Join us as the dads get into gaming with your kids. We are joined by Joel Willis who runs the multimedia group The Dad and The Dad Gaming. The Dad Gaming brings dads together with their kids to help them bond, communicate, and play some games! Joel guides us through gaming with the kids and how to make it a better experience for us all. Also, how dads can cheat to continue to beat their kids but that may just be Shannon. 1:24—Our thoughts and prayers to Mike, whose water heater has gone away. Oh, he also went to the Air and Space Museum in DC. 13:45-Dadhouse would like to announce that we are now on Call-In. The new social media platform for podcasts. We post Dadhouse Snippets in-between longer episodes. So if you need a ten minute hit of Dadhouse on topical subjects, give us a listen there! 15:22—Mick’s Chicken Update! 16:50—We are staring a new segment with Dad Advice from Dad Con. It’s straight advice from more dads to help us all. We start with John Francis, founder of Father’s Eve. 18:01—Our first sponsored show comes with American Underdog! Zachary Levi stars as Kurt Warner. It opens on Christmas day. You don’t have to be a huge football fan to love this film. It’s about perseverance, fatherhood, family, and pushing yourself to succeed. And you can hear the interview that Dad 2.0 did with Zachary Levi on their podcast, plus learn about screenings in your area. Plus, don’t forget to join the Dad 2.0 Twitter party on December 13th at 8:00 Central! Just head on over to@dad2summit on Twitter. All of Dadhouse is going to be there! 22:04—And now we get to the interview with Joel Willis! Joel Willis editor and chief of The Dad, a media brand that celebrates modern fatherhood and reaches over 75 million people every month. He’s the co-author of The Dad Law, a hilarious guide for fathers, as well as The Dad Book: Truths, Hacks, and Dadisms. 23:10—Joel Willis kicks us off with talking with us about what Dad Gaming is and how it got started. 26:46—Joel puts out a challenge to anyone on Mario Kart! Who’s going to take him on? Not me, I’m awful at Mario Kart. 31:06—Joel’s controversial take! Roblox is better than Golden Eye. Visit the Dad Gaming to disagree. 34:32—What is the positives in gaming with your kids. There are a ton. A father interacts with their child where they go, and gaming is one of those places. 41:50—Don’t sleep on mobile gaming. There are ton of games and father’s and kids can bound over. From educational games from Blooket and Kahoot. 43:49—To get a workout, try Just Dance! 46:00—How do we handle toxic gaming in some of the online games, and Joel gives great advice on how to deal with it, and show your kids a positive example. 50:05—Like we do with every guest, Joel answers the Dadhouse Five, check our Dadness!
58 minutes | Nov 30, 2021
28: Movember and Men’s Mental Health
. In this episode, the Dads are taking on Mental Health and celebrating all things Movember. Movember is the leading advocate for men’s mental and physical health. Every November they run a campaign to grow out your stache and support the cause. Men’s mental health isn’t talked about enough and there are too many guys suffering in silence. So, the dads tackle the subject with the hope to remove some of the stigma, give great advice, and places where you can get some help. Let’s get to it! 2:00—If you’re looking for a signed copy (with a book plate-which is a sticker) of Shannon’s book The Ultimate Stay-at-Home Dad Manual, head on over to Left Bank Books! 5:50—Jake goes to the one of the most unusual Hardware Stores he’s ever been to. Harry J Epsteins. This place is worth a look for how cool it is. The building used to be a bank and they’ve got tons of unusual stuff! 11:00—Larry went to a different hardware store and found used cleaning supplies and windows. He’s going to use the windows because Larry is building a new greenhouse! It looks awesome. Larry also needed a lot of Jake’s caulk. 15:40—A new segment for the show is forth coming! Dad Advice from DadCon. Get a snippet of advice from guys we’ve met along the way. This is a teaser for the next episode! 17:08—Mick’s Chicken Update! 19:44—Let’s get into mental health. And what better way to get into it than by talking about the Human Centipede series. 22:30—Why is it so hard to talk about our own mental health? 28:00—Here the dads discuss risk factors that may affect our mental health. What are our triggers and how do we deal with them? 37:20—Here we get to the advice given to us by Mark Hedstrom, Executive Director of Movember. 40:00—What are the dad’s triggers and how do they manage them to improve their mental health. 45:25—Tips and tricks on how to manage your mental health. But remember, a great place to start is Movember. Recycled Windows Greenhouse Recycled Windows Greenhouse Extreme ToolsExtreme ToolsExtreme ToolsExtreme ToolsExtreme Tools
55 minutes | Nov 17, 2021
27: Dadcon Recap
What happens at HomeDadCon stays at HomeDadCon! Unless Dadhouse decides to relive it all. Join us for this episode where the guys give their experiences of the annual stay-at-home dad conference. This year’s HomeDadCon was hosted in Cincinnati and Mick, Jake, and Shannon were able to go and spend time with some great dads, drink some beer, and meet a couple of stay-at-home dads from Kazakhstan. 3:53-Before digging into this episode, do us a favor and subscribe, review, and rate Dadhouse on the platform of your choice. And if you want to send us an email, we LOVE those! TheDads@Dadhousepod.com 9:06—The dads kick off their recap with Mick digging into where it was at and how this was the 25th year. This includes meeting the founder, as well as all the past presidents, that have made this convention happen over so many years. 11:13—The dads first went to the convention over ten years ago and here talk about how much the convention and the community has changed. 15:00-We want to give a shout out to Brock Lusch, Danny Mercer, and Jonathon Heisey-Grove and the amazing work they’ve done to create this community. 15:48—How did each of the guys get to the convention? Shannon flew and Jake and Mick had to drive like suckers. 23:27—Here we get into the nuts and bolts of the convention. With the kick out even hosted by Father’s Eve and John Francis and Jake knocking on the wrong rooms to find the Beer Share—where guys brought local, craft beer from their area of the country. 25:56—A major shout out to Joe Saladino from the SAHD Beercast. 28:38-Jake and Mick really liked the Beer Share. 30:00-The dads get into some of their favorite speakers including Billy Kilgore and Al Watts. 33:20—Jake talks about How to Get Book Published with Vernon Gibbs and Shannon Carpenter. 35:20—What is Dad Gaming? You need to check it out. Joe Willis from The Dad Gaming was fantastic. 40:00—Mick walks in on Shannon in a very uncomfortable situation. The movie Shannon was watching was called High Life. 43:29—Shannon wrote a CNN article about paternity leave while at the convention. This is how that happened. 45:18—How the guys ended the conference and celebrated Shannon’s book. A special thank you to all the dads that took Shannon out to dinner.
60 minutes | Oct 14, 2021
26: Ready to be a Stay-at-Home Dad?
Are your ready to be a stay-at-home dad? In this episode the dads go into why they decided to be the ones to stay home with the kids. They give you their best advice about what to think about before you take the plunge, how to make the transition happen, and what you can expect. Come join the dads for this great conversation! For even more advice on this topic and so many others along with some fantastic humor head over to shannoncarpenterautor.com and purchase The Ultimate Stay At Home Dad.
55 minutes | Oct 4, 2021
25: Behind the Scenes of The Ultimate Stay-at-Home Dad
In this episode, the dads go through what made it into the book The Ultimate Stay-at-Home Dad, and what DIDN’T make it! They’ll go through some of the arguments, give a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the process, and tell the role that poison ivy had to play in the creation of the book. So, join the dads on this hilarious episode, and have a great time! 1:17—Before the dads get into the book, we get into Jake and his amazing woodworking. If you need a gift this holiday season, JK Design CO has tons of great designs such as cutting boards made from locally harvested wood, Charcuterie boards for entertaining, and a host of other fantastic creations. 3:40—And a special shout-out to Ember.pearl_co for being a great friend of the show! 11:53—The chicken update! Things are not going well. Are the chickens getting closer to the grill? 12:57—And now we get into the behind the scenes of The Ultimate Stay-at-Home Dad Book! The book comes out on October 12. Our first question you need to know: Did the other dads ever get tired of Shannon talking about his book? 21:06—Which notebooks can you get so you can write in the rain? Rite in the Rain Notebooks! 22:30—Which piece of advice did the dads not let Shannon put in his book? 30:19—Join the great debate of where you should buy your cleaning products. There are some surprisingly strong opinions on this one. 36:10—Out of all the chapters, what is the one piece of advice that each dad is really proud of. 45:05—It’s time for an INTERVENTION! Mick needs help with his poison ivy obsession. Thanks for listening! You can buy The Ultimate Stay-at-Home Dad Here or wherever you buy books. Or visit ShannonCarpenterAuthor.com for more from Shannon. Follow him on Twitter @HossmanAtHome and Instagram @HossmanAtHome53.
65 minutes | Sep 21, 2021
24: Introvert Expert – Julie Vick
What’s it like for an introverted parent? How do they connect and find that support? The world of parenting is hard enough. In this episode, The Dads talk to author Julie Vick and her new book Babies Don’t Make Small Talk (So Why Should I?) Filled with expert advice combined with razor sharp wit and humor, Julie takes The Dads through the ins and outs of being an introverted parent. Get your copy of Babies Don’t Make Small Talk (So Why Should I?) and join The Dads and Julie Vick on this fun episode. 4:00-Before The Dads get into the conversation with Julie Vick, they talk about the first car they ever had. Why? Because Mike’s oldest daughter is getting her very first car. Larry had a Pontiac Sunbird with a spoiler on the trunk and flip up headlights. Larry is full of surprises. Mick says that he had a Chevy Berretta, but let’s be honest, he probably had a tractor first and won’t admit it. Shannon had a 1980 Sky Blue Extended Bed Ford. Mike brings up the rear with his first car, a 1985 Buick Somerset with a digital dash. 17:41-Mick gives a Chicken Update by opening up on which is the ugliest chicken in his coop. 19:33-And our interview with Julie Vick begins! Julie Vick is a writer living in Colorado whose work has appeared in New Yorker Daily Shouts, The Washington Post, Real Simple, And McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. Babies Don’t Make Small Talk (So Why Should I?) is her first book. “All parents want the same things: to balance work and home life, to raise happy kids, to never attend a baby drumming class, and to build a secret room in their home where they can hide (preferably not the bathroom). Yes, an introverted parent would more keenly want to be free of the slew of attention and expectations that accompany both pregnancy and parenthood, but even the most outgoing person is sure to reach their limit eventually. Here, with laugh-out-loud humor and well-earned experience, Julie Vick offers coping mechanisms for everything from sharing the news that you are becoming a parent to the moment the baby is born (one way or another, it will happen), from managing doctor’s visits to handling playdates. She offers advice on finding childcare and ignoring the nursing versus formula conversation with strangers. Witty yet valuable, her tips, checklists, and the occasional chart focus on the time from pregnancy through preschool.” 20:36-Why did Julie write the book? Get your answer here. 25:48-How can extroverts not freak out the introverts. 34: 15-The evaluation criteria for visitors coming into your home right after your baby is born. What can introvert parents set boundaries? 38:15-Mick goes into why Babies Don’t Make Small Talk (So Why Should I?) is going to resonate with so many parents and why did with us. 42:07-How does an extroverted parent make friends? 47:08-How do you respect introverts but not excluding them at the same time. 49:48-What are the common misconceptions of introverts. 57:30-And we end this episode with the Dadhouse Five—Five questions to check every guest’s dadness. Thanks to Julie Vick for coming on the show with us! Be sure to go buy her book Babies Don’t Make Small Talk (So Why Should I?). You can follow her comings and goings at JulieVick.com and sign up for her newsletter. Or find her on Twitter at VickJulie and Instagram at JulieVickWriter
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