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Dads: The Podcast
55 minutes | 4 months ago
Get Off Chris Gethard’s Lovingly Hand-Tilled Lawn!
We’re wrapping up our first season with one of our favorites: Chris Gethard! Known for his daring, experimental comedy, Chris has been doing jokes about landscaping and fatherhood since moving out to the ‘burbs—and he has feelings about it. He also talks about telling some of his most graphic, embarrassing stories in front of his parents and the time his dad taught him that violence actually CAN solve problems.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
52 minutes | 5 months ago
The Precious Tears of Tom Papa
When comedian and radio host Tom Papa dropped his eldest daughter off at college, he cried for two whole days—and now he would like for his wife to stop bringing it up, thank you very much! He talks to Ruthie and Rory about why his spouse seems to delight in his displays of he-motion. Plus: he explains how the pandemic has made him more laissez-faire as a dad. That’s right—Papa don’t preach!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
41 minutes | 5 months ago
Colton Dunn is Hate-Scrolling Your Instagram
Like many comedians, Colton Dunn used to think that his busy lifestyle and career would never be able to accommodate children, or even a spouse. But oh, how wrong he was! Now a married father of two, the “Superstore” actor talks to Rory and Ruthie about how he's learned to manage the pressure that comes with having other mouths to feed—plus those annoying DINK (double income, no kids) couples who plaster their social media feeds with travel pics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
42 minutes | 5 months ago
Vanessa Ragland is an Adult, We Promise
Vanessa Ragland parents two children while running one of LA’s premier comedy venues, Dynasty Typewriter. So why doesn’t she feel like a grown-up yet? The actress and comedian gets to the heart of the matter with Ruthie and Rory while also spilling some tea about her dad, whose post-retirement turn as an open-mic guitarist has been getting the ladies all hot ‘n bothered.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
53 minutes | 5 months ago
Justin Halpern’s Dad is a Man of the Sea
Real “Dad Heads” need no introduction to Justin Halpern! As the author of the bestselling book “Shit My Dad Says,” Justin has endless stories about his father, a man who hardly ever cried. A man who would go out on the Sea of Cortez with a band of outlaws one month out of every year and return with hundreds of pounds of fish. Plus, Rory and Justin bond over what can only be described as dad rage.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
52 minutes | 6 months ago
Ravi Patel’s Excellent Adventure
Ravi Patel is on a quest for the good life! In his HBO Max docuseries “The Pursuit of Happiness,” the actor and director goes on a globetrotting search for answers to life’s big questions. He talks to Ruthie and Rory about how casting his parents in his productions has brought his family closer together, even if his dad now calls himself a “celebrity speaker.” See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
40 minutes | 6 months ago
Tig Notaro and the Silent Snugglers
Rory and Ruthie are joined by Tig Notaro and two mostly quiet special guests: her twin sons! Tig’s path to motherhood included a strip mall parking lot and the realization that even in the worst of times, you can still find love. She also talks about why her boys don’t know anything about what she actually does for work—except that it sometimes involves going into outer space.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
47 minutes | 6 months ago
Roy Wood Jr.’s Son is Leveling Up
“Daily Show” correspondent Roy Wood Jr. hails from a distinguished family of broadcasters—and his four-year-old son is next! Roy talks to Rory and Ruthie about how the precocious kid has been honing his reporting skills during the pandemic (not to mention learning Mandarin and cursive). Roy also talks about how learning about his family’s history has changed his parenting, including when he recently went on “Finding Your Roots.” See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
43 minutes | 6 months ago
Adam Cayton-Holland’s Dad is Always There
Comedian Adam Cayton-Holland’s dad is practically a superhero! By day, he’s a civil rights attorney who’s gotten people out of Guantanamo Bay. At night, he’s a regular audience member at Adam’s shows, developing his refined taste in stand-up comedy. Adam talks to Rory and Ruthie what it was like to grow up with such a supportive dad. He also explains how good taste in comedy is trickling down to his own toddler son, who’s been busy working out material in front of the neighborhood kids. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
67 minutes | 7 months ago
Don’t Mess with Aisha Tyler’s Dad
Aisha Tyler had a highly unique childhood—for starters, she grew up in an ashram with hippie parents. And as a kid who loved to get lost in science books, there was no greater foil than her dad: a motorcycle-riding “juggernaut” named Jim. Aisha talks to Ruthie and Rory about how her upbringing shaped her incredible career, including her recent pivot to making artisanal booze. Bottom line: Jim Tyler ain’t nuthin’ to f**k with.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
43 minutes | 7 months ago
Mikel Jollett and the Tough Guy
Growing up, Mikel Jollet always looked up to his badass dad—he broke the law, rode motorcycles, and dressed like Steve McQueen. The musician talks to Ruthie and Rory about how his path diverged from his father’s and what it was like to lose him, the subject of his recent memoir “Hollywood Park.” See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
48 minutes | 7 months ago
Sabrina Jalees Goes on a J*zzness Trip
Being queer, Sabrina Jalees used to think the road to parenthood would be sad and hard; what she found instead was her “destiny.” The actor and comedian talks to Rory and Ruthie about how a fateful trip to Mexico, a surf lesson, and the film Moana changed everything. Buckle in, it's a wild ride!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
42 minutes | 7 months ago
Andy Richter is a Hollywood Cannibal
When he’s not consuming human flesh, Andy Richter’s busy being a great dad. He joins Ruthie and Rory to talk about what it takes to raise two teens, parenting while divorced, and growing to trust his kids. Plus, he saves Ruthie’s mom’s life (kind of). See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
60 minutes | 7 months ago
The Reinvention of Ron Funches
It’s the lovable and huggable Ron Funches! A newly married man, Ron talks to Ruthie and Rory about fresh starts. From embracing a healthier lifestyle, to the story of how his son’s autism diagnosis led to his comedy career, this is a conversation about new beginnings. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
50 minutes | 8 months ago
Gone to Carolina with Fortune Feimster
It’s our first non-dad guest: comedian Fortune Feimster! The North Carolina native is here to share stories with Rory and Ruthie about her dad—a man who goes by the name of Tiny. Plus, she and Rory bond over their shared Southern roots. We’re talkin’ etiquette, shaggin’ (not the Austin Powers kind), church, and fried food! Can’t you just taste the hush puppies and creamed corn? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
45 minutes | 8 months ago
David Cross and the Dad Gene
Hold on to your jean shorts—it’s David Cross! The actor and comedian of “Mr. Show” renown talks with Rory and Ruthie about growing up with an absentee father and the fear of inheriting the bad dad gene. Plus, David talks about his start in stand-up and why his daughter will never be allowed to see his act. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
44 minutes | 8 months ago
John Leguizamo Schools Us All
This week a multi-hyphenate dad drops in: John Leguizamo! The legendary actor, comic and playwright joins Rory and Ruthie for a conversation about the erasure of Latin American history, dealing with bullies as a parent, and working with some of the greatest directors of all time. Plus: he explains how his paternal instincts kick in when he’s on set. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
61 minutes | 8 months ago
Conan is a Dad
For their first episode, hosts Rory Scovel and Ruthie Wyatt are joined by their podfather, Conan O’Brien! Conan recalls what it was like to grow up with an "evil scientist" for a dad as well as the dopamine rush of making him laugh for the first time. He also talks about why his own kids are totally unimpressed by their famous dad. Plus: he accidentally reveals his patricidal tendencies. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2 minutes | 9 months ago
Introducing Dads: The Podcast
Rory Scovel is an actor, comedian, and writer — but he’s picked up a new title over these last few years: DAD. Each week he and co-host Ruthie Wyatt are joined by their hilarious celebrity friends to unpack the mysteries of fatherhood, parenting and the weirdos who raised us. Full of funny stories from your favorite performers, this is a show for dads and non-dads. The first episode drops September 2nd. So enjoy this little sneak preview featuring Conan O'Brien, Sabrina Jalees, David Cross, Vanessa Ragland, and Justin Halpern. Did you like it? Rate us and subscribe! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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