Created with Sketch.
The Fatherly Podcast
52 minutes | Apr 25, 2019
All the Feels: What Should Dads Do With All Their Guilt, Shame, and Pride?
In the final episode of the season, Joshua David Stein and Jason Gay talk guilt — what it is, where it comes from, and how to get rid of it — and its pleasant counterpart, pride, with Dr. Jessica Tracy, author of "Pride: The Secret to Success" and the director of the Emotion & Self Lab at the University of British Columbia. Plus, they look back fondly on their time together and say sweet things. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
61 minutes | Apr 18, 2019
Shooting Blanks: Are We Becoming a Nation of Vasectomized Men?
More than 500,000 men get vasectomies every year in the United States. On this very fertile episode of the podcast, Joshua David Stein and co-host Postell Pringle, both vasectomized men, talk to Dr. Joseph Alukal, professor of urology at the Columbia University Medical Center about why and how. He'll also explain what's up with the tufts of smoke commonly seen during the procedure. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
55 minutes | Apr 11, 2019
A Crowded Field: Will the 2020 Elections Do Anything for American Families?
This week on the podcast, Joshua speaks with NPR's political editor Domenico Montanaro, father of one, on how the 2020 field looks for America's struggling middle-class families. Also, Fatherly's own Patrick Coleman swings by to explain how American families got into this mess in the first place. (Hint: neoliberalism, motherfuckers!) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
55 minutes | Apr 4, 2019
The Second Go-Around: What Does It Mean to Start a Second Family?
The American nuclear family exploded decades ago. The trend has been steadily towards more divorce and more complication — half-siblings and awkward introductions ("This is my ex-wife's husband"). There's nothing wrong with that, but it has forever changed what it means to be a family man. Interested in discussing this, Fatherly Podcast host Joshua David Stein and co-host Postell Pringle reached out to Jeff Gordinier, globe-trotting food editor of "Esquire" and author of "Hungry: Eating, Road-Tripping, and Risking It All With the Greatest Chef in the World." Gordinier is on his second go-around and generous in his willingness to discuss what it means to get a second chance in a country with no second acts. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
45 minutes | Mar 28, 2019
A Muffled Cry for Professional Help: Can Therapy Help Parents Not Pass On Their Bullshit?
Therapy can be massively helpful, but it can also feel ridiculous and obligatory. Eager to get a sense of how to make better use of expensive sessions, Fatherly Podcast host Joshua David Stein and co-host Jason Gay reach out to Lori Gottlieb, the noted therapist and author of "Maybe You Should Talk to Someone." The ensuing session covers how to solicit help, what to do with it, and how not to feel ridiculous on that couch. Also, it was free for Joshua and Jason. So that's something. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
63 minutes | Mar 26, 2019
The Best Children's Book Ever Hasn't Been Written: What Makes Great Literature for Kids?
Children's books are part of the fabric of parenthood. We read them. Then we read them again. We come to know them as well as our kids' stuffed animals (and better than their friends). But what makes one of these deceptively simple tomes tick? Fatherly Podcast host Joshua David Stein, a children's book author himself, and co-host Postell Pringle speak to editor Kate Harrison of Dial Books for Young Readers about what makes a good idea great and how a great idea can evolve into a class. Also, Joshua sings. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
72 minutes | Mar 14, 2019
Parenting Costs Too Much: Why Are Family Finances So Hard to Manage?
Being a parent is costly. And that's just the money.... This week, Fatherly Podcast host Joshua David Stein and co-host Postell Pringle go looking for peace of mind on all things money. Spoiler alert: They don't get it. Instead, they get schooled by Brookings Institute economist Richard Reeves, author of "Dream Hoarders: How the American Upper Middle Class Is Leaving Everyone Else in the Dust," and financial coach Jacquette Timmons, author of "Financial Intimacy: How to Create a Healthy Relationship With Your Money and Your Mate," on how families make money and keep it. Long book subtitles are also discussed. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
47 minutes | Mar 7, 2019
Kid Stuff Doesn't Have to Be Ugly: What's With All the Plastic Crap?
New babies don't come with tons of injection-modeled nonsense, but it tends to wash up in their wake. But why is the infant paraphenalia and playtime juvenalia so poorly designed? Fatherly Podcast host Joshua David Stein put the question to architecture critic Alexanda Lange, author of "The Design of Childhood," Mark Riegelman, the world's most badass playground designer, and Ben Kaufman, CEO and founder of CAMP, the experiential toy store. The first Fatherly Podcast live show takes off from there! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
52 minutes | Feb 28, 2019
Searching for Peace and Quiet: Can We Support Our Kids If We're Stuck in Our Monkey Minds?
It's hard enough to feel centered in the dumpster fire that is modern life, but being a parent can make it even harder. How do we empathize with our kids without feeling all their pain? Can we help others without presuming weakness? How can we live by our values, or at least just be a little fucking nicer? It's both harder and easier than we think, as Joshua David Stein and co-host Postell Pringle learn from Zen Buddhist priest, author, activist, and pioneer in end-of-life care Roshi Joan Halifax. In this inspiring episode, she shares tips for how to find compassion through healthy boundaries, how to serve instead of fix others, and how to use meditation to be happier, prioritize what's important, and become better parents. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
63 minutes | Feb 21, 2019
You Still Gotta Live With You: How Can Fathers Living With Mental Illness Prioritize Their Kids?
In an intensely personal episode, Fatherly Podcast host Joshua David Stein speaks with his co-host, Jason Gay, and founder and president of Treatment and Research Advancements for Borderline Personality Disorder (TARA4BPD), Valerie Porr, about his struggles with Borderline Personality Disorder and his attempts to get help while trying to insulate his children from some of his worst behaviors. A remarkably honest look at what it takes to be a good dad while struggling with mental health issues, this episode speaks to the importance of looking for help and taking it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
51 minutes | Feb 14, 2019
Choosing Your Battles: Do Parents Need to Fight for the World, Their Families, or Both?
A peaceful gardener from the Lower East Side determined to make the world a better place left his newborn child to go fight Isis in Syria. He saw action and trauma. He wrapped wounds. He came home to his family and to discuss the experience with Fatherly Podcast hosts Joshua David Stein and Jason. The big question: How can parents know when it's better to focus on changing the world or to focus on their families? The answer: Complicated. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
53 minutes | Feb 7, 2019
Chefs: Talking to Two Cooks about the Kitchen
Josh and Jason talk to two of the most famous chefs of today, Daniel Boloud and the international superstar Jamie Oliver. Boloud discusses his second round of parenthood and what he learned along the way, while Oliver lets us know that it's okay to fail. In between, our hosts talk about their own fatherly practices in the kitchen, and we find out that imaginary restauarants are far more common than one would think. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
45 minutes | Jan 31, 2019
Children Have Horrible Taste in Music: Can They Rise Above Baby Shark?
There is a world of incredible music out there, most of which we can access through our phones, and yet our kids are obsessed with jingles about shark families and cats flushing toilets. Joshua David Stein and Jason Gay lament this sad state of affairs while seeking advice from WNYC radio host, author, and dad, John Schaefer. It turns out, you can't make your kids like anything, but there are ways to introduce them to new sounds (without them realizing you're doing it). Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
42 minutes | Jan 24, 2019
The Planet Is a Literal Hot Mess: How Bad Is It, and How Do We Help Our Kids Deal?
Joshua David Stein and Jason Gay try to wrap their heads around the horror movie that is climate change with help from Dr. Camilo Mora, professor at The University of Hawaii at Manoa and author of a new, mind-blowingly depressing paper that shows a little too clearly what's coming our way, disaster-wise. Mora is also a dad, and he, along with Fatherly's parenting expert, Patrick Coleman, talk to Joshua and Jason about how to help their kids navigate this new reality — and be authentic dads in its midst. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
44 minutes | Jan 17, 2019
Singing the Screentime Blues: Is the Internet Doing a Good Job Raising Our Kids?
All modern parents worry about screen time and internet exposure. Should they? On a search for answers, Joshua David Stein and Jason Gay turn to Alex Goldman, the wifi-enabed demigod behind the hit podcast Reply All and perhaps the only empathetic user of the internet left alive on Earth. Goldman offers some reassurance, but not much. Why not? Because the long-term effects of all these glowing lines are a known unknown -- even if it's hard to make peace with that. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
46 minutes | Jan 10, 2019
Don't Trust the Sports Industrial Complex: Can Kids Live Fulfilling Lives Without Soccer?
Joshua David Stein, a physical education philistine, gets schooled on the social, emotional, and educational benefits of team athletics by co-host and "Wall Street Journal" sport columnist Jason Gay. Making the case for sports as a cultural foundation, Gay enlists the help of famed NBA writer and not-so-famed youth soccer coach Sam Anderson to convince Joshua that competition can help kids find joy and friends -- if their dads can manage not to be total pricks about it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
75 minutes | Jan 3, 2019
Parenting is the Art of Poorly Calculating Risk: Can We Keep Kids Safe and Should We Try?
Joshua David Stein and Jason Gay discuss their different approaches to managing risks and danger. Eager to hear from an extreme risk-taker, they call up legendary base jumper and skier Matthias "Super Frenchie" Giraud, who is raising a 5-year-old competitive vert skater. Then, looking for a counter-example, the co-hosts speak to David Sheff, author of "Beautiful Boy," about what types of risks really need mitigation. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
43 minutes | Dec 27, 2018
Luke Cage is Bulletproof and Weepy: Can We Be Superheroes to Our Kids?
Joshua David Stein and new co-host (and "Wall Street Journal" columnist) Jason Gay speak to Mike Colter, the actor America knows as Luke Cage, about showing kids weakness and what it's like to parent when you're ripped out of your mind and have a really deep and intimidating voice. Colter offers some hot takes on children's literature and parenting classes. Sweet Christmas! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
39 minutes | Dec 20, 2018
Weed Is the New Mom Wine: Is It OK If Daddy Gets High?
Joshua David Stein and Krishna Andavolu, the former host of "Weediquette" on Viceland, talk about smoking marijuana and the strains that today's kids will be smoking when they've grown into belligerent teenagers. The two dads, vape pens in hand, look to Leafly's David Downs about the bright future of getting high and the dark future of worring about your kids getting high. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
56 minutes | Dec 13, 2018
The Playground of the Future is a Factory: Since When Was Fun Practical?
Joshua David Stein and co-host Krishna Andavolu chat with designer Mark Reigelman, the man behind the instantly iconic Sweetwater Playground, about why most jungle gyms suck and Germans parents don't worry about broken bones. The future of play, it turns out, is kinda scary. Then everyone plays with the best toys of the year as selected by Fatherly's editors, and things take a turn for the violent. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Terms of Service
Do Not Sell My Personal Information
© Stitcher 2021