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Direct Advice For Dads Podcast
30 minutes | Dec 7, 2022
Silly season Dad hacks
Two battle-tested Dads share the best ways to cope with the chaos that comes with the silly season. They also tackle the million dollar question: how early is too early for Christmas?
17 minutes | Nov 23, 2022
Renovation tips for Dads with 'The Block' Judge Darren Palmer
Expert tips on home renos, man caves and "kiddy proofing" your house from proud father and renovation judge from The Block, Darren Palmer. Plus a crazy story of how Darren's building a LEGO house on the Channel 9 special, LEGO Masters Bricksmas.
20 minutes | Nov 9, 2022
Dads chat about bullying
Proven strategies for kids and parents to talk about, manage and overcome bullying and cyber-bullying. From the incredible teacher, author, and founder of a children's mental health foundation, Di Wilcox.
22 minutes | Oct 26, 2022
Dads need playtime too
Dr Marny Lishman breaks down how playtime can improve your health, happiness and relationships. Turns out adults have been playing for millennia, across cultures, and it's literally unhealthy to be a boring adult.
22 minutes | Oct 19, 2022
The secret joys of non-alcoholic beer
It tastes good, it's healthier than beer, and it might be a pathway for happier Dads. Ross and Dan break down the process of brewing non-alcoholic beer and how it’s potentially a game-changer for those dads who need a beer or two to unwind.
26 minutes | Oct 12, 2022
When should Dads (and mums) get therapy?
Everyone says "it's hard" but when should you actually get help? Mum of 2 Nikolina Kharoufeh dispels the silly idea that it's 'weak' to get help, and shares how she and her partner went about it.
22 minutes | Oct 5, 2022
Money tips for Dads
An accountant joins us with some advice on interest rates, tax and how to save some cash. It’s been quite the year for families, with the cost of living seemingly on the continual up! Dan and Ross talk with friend of the podcast, Michelle Maynard, who gives a whole bunch of advice on how to save some cash and maximise what you can at tax time.
21 minutes | Sep 29, 2022
NRL Star Michael Morgan: Losing a mate
Former Cowboy Michael “Morgo” Morgan was a player for the late, great Paul Green, who sadly passed aged just 49 years old. Morgo talks about how he’s dealing with the grief that comes from losing a great mate, countered with the emotion that his own family of 3 is about to become a family of 4.
33 minutes | Sep 16, 2022
When does being a dad get easier?
We’ve all been there. Those times where it all feels like it’s getting a bit too much. Ross and Dan count down the 5 things you can look forward to getting easier, the older your kids get.
28 minutes | Sep 7, 2022
What does Father's Day really mean?
You might have just gotten socks and jocks, but being a dad means more than that... right? Well we asked, and Aussie dads answered! Dig into this hearty episode where Dan and Ross react and reflect on our fans responses to the big question: What does Father's Day mean to you?
38 minutes | Aug 10, 2022
What to look out for if your kids love to play video games
Ross taps into Dan’s expertise in video games. It turns out that Dan knows quite a lot about the subject, and the boys take a deep dive into what you need to be aware of should your child show an interest in gaming.
21 minutes | Aug 5, 2022
Teaching kids the skill of decision making
David Gribble is the CEO of the Constable Care Foundation, a WA based organisation that focuses on keeping our kids safe and educating them to be so. David chats about their brand-new initiative, taking the issue of ethics and “making good decisions” by teaching it in schools as part of a trial curriculum. A powerful episode on empowering our kids to make good life decisions.
22 minutes | Jul 27, 2022
A doctor's take on screen time for kids
It’s the battery powered elephant in the room for you and your kids. How much screen time is too much screen time? The boys chat with Dr Rosa Virgara from the University of SA, who has recently completed a study on this very same issue. She breaks down quality screen time over “junk” screen time, and reveals not only how much screen time our kids should be getting, but how much “huff and puff” time they should be doing daily too.
24 minutes | Jul 20, 2022
Dad and the workplace
Friend of the pod, The Fatherhood’s Jeremy Macvean, is back to share his work in changing workplace attitudes. In particular, why it’s okay to be “there” for your kids when they need you. Jeremy shares a deeply personal story about navigating a divorce and how coming through that, as well as a pandemic, has changed him as a man and a dad.
20 minutes | Jul 13, 2022
Being ninja fit with Sam Goodall from Ninja Warrior Australia
Is it all getting away from you? You’re not alone, but that’s why we got Ninja Warrior and dad of three (and about to be four), Sam Goodall. He shares a whole bunch of gold about what it takes to stay fit and continue to be the best version of a dad you can be.
24 minutes | Jul 7, 2022
Tips and tricks to be a “fun” dad
For most dads, it’s why we sign up to be a dad, right? To have lots of fun with your kids. Ross and Dan are fun blokes who have made it their quest to be the “fun” dad, and they both share some personal tips and tricks on how you can make some of the more mundane dad stuff a little bit more fun.
32 minutes | Jun 29, 2022
Keeping your kids in sport with Mark Lee
What can we do to keep our kids playing and engaged with sport? Hint: it’s not about us anymore dads. Former representative soccer player, Mark Lee, shares his advice. Mark now spends his time coaching the next stars of the beautiful game.
25 minutes | Jun 15, 2022
Pete Rowsthorn - the forefather of the modern dad
Australians have known Pete Rowsthorn for years during his time on The Comedy Company and of course, his role as the long-suffering Brett Craig on Kath and Kim. But what makes Pete tick as a dad? Ross and Dan get to know the Australian comedy legend in a ‘warts and all’ chat about his journey as a dad and husband.
27 minutes | Jun 7, 2022
Are you fit to be a dad?
Ross and Dan deep dive into a rather deep question. Are you fit to be a dad? In the wake of the sudden deaths of Shane Warne and Taylor Hawkins, the boys reckons it’s time to take stock of our health and ask yourself honestly, are you fit to be a dad?
21 minutes | May 26, 2022
5 man cave "must haves"
Dan reveals the 5 "must-have” items that every man cave should feature. Every Dad needs a space to call their own, right?
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