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42 minutes | Jun 20, 2016
57: Scary Summer Dangers for Your Kids plus Emily's 2016 Budget Vacation Hotspots
Summer is the most dangerous time of year for kids. Chip tries to convince Emily not to even leave the house this July - learn how you can avoid some traditional warm weather dangers with Making Dad, your favorite informational comedy podcast about fatherhood and parenting. Visit us at http://makingdadshow.com
44 minutes | Jun 13, 2016
56: Celebrate Father's Day with Mother's Day?
Our Father's Day gift guide turned into Emily giving her list for the perfect Mother's Day. Also, a list from Fatherly.com that makes you a cool hipster dad that gives advice to his kids.
54 minutes | Jun 6, 2016
55: Gorilla Funerals, Japanese Child Punishments, and Clogged Breast Ducts
A japanese man kicked his kid out of the car for being naughty - unfortunately he forgot to pick him back up. Also, we discuss what a funeral for a gorilla might sound like. PLUS - we answer the burning question... how bad do clogged milk ducts hurt? Making Dad with Chip and Emily - http://makingdadshow.com
41 minutes | May 31, 2016
54: Chewbacca Mom vs. Minion Mom; Why Markiplier Has Millions of Subscribers on YouTube (also, who is Markiplier)
Chip devises a plan to outdo Chewbacca Mom with his own viral plan, we discuss how Mark Fischbach (aka Markiplier) has millions of fans watch him scream at video games; learn the top ways to show your teen you love them; crying it out isn't as bad as you think it is for your baby.
45 minutes | May 23, 2016
53: Find out what snack MAY end peanut allergies in children
Could a snack food help end the peanut allergy crisis in toddlers? Learn the 10 things your kids should see you doing, and, we discuss ways to help your kids with homework. Episode 53 marks the beginning of Season 2 with a new co-host! Thanks for listening to your favorite podcast about parenting and fatherood. http://makingdadshow.com
55 minutes | Apr 18, 2016
52: Earth Day Celebrating with Your Family; How Much Should You Pay Your Babysitter?
Earth Day is in April, and we discuss ways to celebrate with your kids courtesy of an article from our very own Rochester Deomcrat & Chronicle newspaper. We also debate what the "right price" is for a babysitter. This may be a show you choose NOT to play with the kids in the room. Find more about Chip and Zach at http://www.makingdadshow.com/
70 minutes | Apr 11, 2016
51: The Most Dangerous Items for Your Family Found at Dollar Stores
Zach shares the 10 most Toxic Items At Dollar Stores written by Molly Rauch of Women's Day. Chip gives some strategies to reduce mealtime stress thanks to an article entitled "Picky Eaters are Not All Alike" from Scientific American Mind Magazine and Francine Russo. Also, Chip's Daughter Maddy joins the show with her thoughts on how to survive going to a concert with your child.
49 minutes | Apr 4, 2016
50: You Are DEFINITELY Asking Your Kids the Wrong Questions - Learn Why!
We read through the 30 questions you "should" be asking your child, according to Sara Goldstein of Parent Co., and take a look at our favorite moments from the first 50 episodes of Making Dad with Chip and Zach, your favorite parenting podcast about fatherhood, courtesy of clammr.com. Visit http://makingdadshow.com for all the info.
48 minutes | Mar 28, 2016
49: These Baby Names Will Guarantee a Lifetime of Failure for Your Child and Crazy Celebrity Parenting Tips
Zach shares 12 of the least popular baby names that might make your kid get beat up on the playground; 5 crazy celebrity parenting tips; a new child law gets Zach all hot and bothered. Find out more about us at http://makingdadshow.com
61 minutes | Mar 21, 2016
48: RealCare® Pregnancy Profile Simulator, Redbook.com's 17 Game-Changing Parenting Tips Every Mom Needs to Know
We wear the Pregnancy Profile Simulator from RealCare - and get quite emotional during the podcast; Chip shares Redbook.com's 17 Game-Changing Parenting Tips by Sarah Smith, and, the guys try to figure out why public domain radio shows from the 50's have more listeners then they do. As a bonus, our Executive Producer returns to the show by popular demand!
78 minutes | Mar 14, 2016
47: HOT GAMES for Cool Nights - Family Board Game Spectaular! Outfoxed, Thumbs Up!, Love Letter, Race to the North Pole, Automania
Reviews of Thumbs Up! by Blue Orange, Love Letter by AEG, Race to the North Pole by Playmore Games Inc., Automania by Aporta Games, and Outfoxed by Gamewright. Also, Jamie shares how Ding Dong Ditch could land her son in jail thanks to Zach - and listener e-mail.
55 minutes | Mar 7, 2016
46: Fuller House is Bringing Sexy Back (Also: Why Participation Trophies are GOOD for Kids, and, hear Rihanna's "Work" as a spoken-word song.
Fuller House might be a kids show, but in the first episode Chip counted at least 8 sex jokes that will make you uncomfortable if kids are in the room as you watch. Also, Zach performs the spoken-word version of "Work" by Rihanna, we discuss why the research supports participation trophies, and, learn how selfies can be educational for your kids.
73 minutes | Feb 29, 2016
45: Deadpool Parents, Pregnancy Sex Dreams, 3 Reasons Your Kids Lie, Parenting Style Meets Donald Trump, and, Power Up 3.0 Paper Airplane Review
Deadpool is breaking box-office records - how much money was made off of children under the age of 10? Also, Chip shares the research behind pregnancy sex dreams, a quiz that links your parents style to support of Donald Trump, Zach shares why kids lie, and a review of the Power Up 3.0 Paper Airplane.
45 minutes | Feb 22, 2016
44: Marvels Deadpool isnt for kids, so why are parents bringing them anyway? PLUS: A review of three awesome toys from K'Nex.
Marvel's Deadpool is rated R for a reason - but parents are ignoring this warningand bringing kids under 10 to see the film. Why? Also, we review three kick-ass toys from K'Nex - the K-20x Build and Blast, Mighty Makers Fun on the Ferris Wheel, and, the Crossfire Chaos Roller Coaster.
54 minutes | Feb 15, 2016
43: New York Times bestselling author Bruce Feiler drops in to discuss all things parenting and his must-read book "The Secrets of Happy Families"
The "real-life Indiana Jones" Mr. Bruce Feiler calls in and faces his toughest challenge yet - to help Chip and Zach become better dads! Bruce shares what motivates him to do the many amazing things he has throughout his story life; discusses the book "The Council of Dads" and "The Secrets of Happy Families," plus drops a few items that WEREN'T in the book.
57 minutes | Feb 8, 2016
42: Crazy sports parents and how not to be one; why being on the same page isn't as important as you think to your kids; back to work after a baby
Sue Borison from Your Teen for Parents shares strategies for supporting your child in sports the right way, how the myth of a "united front" isn't as important as you thought, and, Emily heads back to work after 5 months off with baby Piper. Ugh. Making Dad with Chip and Zach is now available on Spotify!
50 minutes | Feb 1, 2016
41: Physician to Parents - "You're Doing it Wrong," Kaleidograph Toy Review
Family physician and psychologist Dr. Leonard Sax wants parents to know that they are "raising their kids wrong," Emily hooks us up with a review of the Kaleidograph - a toy your kids SHOULD be playing with, and, we answer listener e-mail and Answers by Askville from Amazon.
58 minutes | Jan 25, 2016
40: 6 foods you think are healthy but actually making your kids fat and 3D printed ultrasounds
A list of foods you THINK are healthy but may actually be making your kid fat; Zach tells Chip's daughter to draw Kylo Ren's lightsaber - it didn't go over well, also, the guys share a very real and special moment in their relationship... all that plus we give answers to the unanswered paretning questions from Amazon's Askville.
62 minutes | Jan 18, 2016
39: The Baby Shusher, Parenting Classes for the UK and the Top 3 Parenting Tips of All-Time (according to Zach)
A review of "The Baby Shusher," Chip hatches a plan to make millions offering mandatory parenting classes to people living in the United Kingdom, Zach puts Chip and Emily to the test to see who knows more about the Buzzfeed survey about parenting, and, the gang provides answers to the unanswered parenting questions from Amazon's Askville.
69 minutes | Jan 11, 2016
38: Affluenza Vaccines, Pinewood Derby Drama, and How Having More Kids Will Lower Your IQ
Chip catches what he thinks is "affluenza," Zach discusses how no kids actually make their own derby car for Scouts, we read a story from yahoo Parenting about how too many kids makes your family stupid, and, we answer parenting questions from the now-defunct site "Askville by Amazon."
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