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The Modern Dads Podcast
36 minutes | 2 years ago
#91: Bobby Barzi on Fathers Changing the World
Philanthropist and Fodada founder Bobby Barzi talks his work to recognize fatherhood as an opportunity to create a better world for our children by investing in communities and efforts that inspire positive change.
44 minutes | 2 years ago
#90: Jonathan Oliver on Marriage, At-Home Fatherhood, and Learning with ADHD & Dyslexia
Author Jonathan Oliver joins to talk about marriage, at-home fatherhood, and his new book, To the Little Boy in Me: Learning with Dyslexia & ADHD. We discuss the partnership he and his wife have created, the importance of mentorship and community, and the message he wants to send to other people learning with dyslexia and ADHD.
32 minutes | 2 years ago
#89: Dr. Michael Reichert on How to Raise Connected Boys
Dr. Michael Reichert talks about his new book, How to Raise a Boy: The Power of Connection to Build Good Men. He suggests that we rethink our understanding of boys and recognize that strong relationships with parents, coaches, and teachers help them succeed at school and in life. We discuss how to talk to boys about the #MeToo movement and gender equality.
30 minutes | 2 years ago
#88: Leaders, Icons and Legendary Dads
Art Eddy and Jon Finkel talk about their new book, The Life of Dad: Reflections on Fatherhood from Today's Leaders, Icons, and Legendary Dads including highlights and advice from featured dads Mark Cuban, Mark Hamill, and Alfonso Ribeiro.
32 minutes | 2 years ago
#87: Mike Adamick on Raising Empowered Daughters
Author Mike Adamick joins to discuss his new book, Raising Empowered Daughters: A Dad-to-Dad Guide, and his effort to meet dads where they are to discuss equality, representation, and feminism. NOTE: This show includes discussions of some challenging topics including rape culture, racism, and sexism.
33 minutes | 2 years ago
#86: Mike Dorsey on Building Community for Active and Engaged Black Fathers
Author, Podcaster, and Community Organizer Mike Dorsey talks about his book, Dynamic Black Fatherhood Manifesto. We talk about Mike’s motivation to create a community for active and engaged black fathers and the impact of his work within and outside the black community.
23 minutes | 2 years ago
#85: Brett Grayson Finds the Funny in the Dark Moments of Parenting
Author Brett Grayson talks about his new book, What Could Go Wrong?: My Mostly Comedic Journey Through Marriage, Parenting and Depression. He discusses his effort to bring humor to stories related to his own mental health and why he thinks it is important to be open and honest about the darker moments of parenting and marriage.
49 minutes | 3 years ago
#84: Clint Edwards is Sorry
Author Clint Edwards discusses his new book, I’m Sorry—Love, Your Husband, a collection of humorous and heartfelt apologies written from his viewpoint as husband and father. Impacted by the absence of his own father, Edwards confronts his own lack of a role model through honesty, trial, and error.
32 minutes | 3 years ago
#83: Maverick: A Supportive Social Network for Teens and Tweens
City Dads Group Contributor Whit Honea speaks with former Disney Interactive Editor In Chief Catherine Connors about her new startup, Maverick, a video and photo-driven social network for tweens and teens that encourages and rewards creativity, authenticity, and support.
38 minutes | 3 years ago
#82: KJ Dell'Antonia on How To Be a Happier Parent
We’re noticing that parents, especially parents of young children, are unhappy. We all desperately want to enjoy this time with our children, but it is easy to get bogged down in late night feedings, pre-school admissions, trying to get our kids to eat a vegetable, or worrying about our kids' addiction to Fortnite. We’re tackling the issue head-on with former New York Times Motherlode Editor, KJ Dell’Antonia, as we talk about her new book, How to be a Happier Parent: Raising a Family, Having a Life, and Loving (Almost) Every Minute.
21 minutes | 3 years ago
#81: Dads of Daughters, Put Down Your Guns
All too often, we see dads in the news threatening their daughters’ boyfriends with various forms of bodily harm. Recently, it was former NFL kicker Jay Feely holding a gun by his side as he wished his daughter and her date a good time at prom. The Internet blew up with the usual debates about guns, but we saw another issue though-- fathers of sons don't want their children to be treated like predators. For this episode, we brought together some of our favorite dads to offer Mr. Feely and other dads of daughters a different perspective. Jason Greene, Mike Reynolds, and Chris Bernholdt offer their perspective as dads of daughters, and Whit Honea offers his perspective as a father of sons.
52 minutes | 3 years ago
#80: On #MeToo
Whit Honea speaks this week with two powerful voices on parents’ roles in #MeToo, Karen Walrond and Mike Reynolds. Mike is a blogger and journeyman cross-stitcher and Karen is an author, photographer, speaker, and coach. Each gives their unique perspective on how we, as parents, can best prepare our children for a new -- and more equitable -- world.
20 minutes | 3 years ago
#79: The Dangerous Book for Boys
The Dangerous Book for Boys was required reading in City Dads contributor Whit Honea’s house when his sons were younger, and the new Amazon Prime series by Bryan Cranston and Greg Mottola is now must-watch TV. Whit speaks with one of the young stars from the new show, Gabriel Bateman, who plays Wyatt, a boy trying to find himself through loss and imagination. Whit’s 12-year-old Zane Honea also joins to share his thoughts on the book, the show, and his dad’s overall job performance.
37 minutes | 3 years ago
#78: Dr. Sheryl Ziegler on Avoiding Parental Burnout
Psychologist, Author, and Mom of 3 Dr. Sheryl Ziegler talks about her new book Mommy Burnout, How to Reclaim Your Life and Raise Healthier Children in the Process. We discuss strategies for both moms and dads can avoid burnout as we navigate between work, childcare, eldercare, our relationship, and self-care.
38 minutes | 3 years ago
#77: Paid Family Leave Works with Dina Bakst
A Better Balance Co-Founder and Co-President Dina Bakst talks about her work to help women and men across the economic spectrum care for their loved ones without risking their jobs. We talk about New York’s employee-funded paid family leave law that provides most non-government workers with job-protected, paid leave to care for a new child or a loved one with a serious health condition. We also talk about the 25th Anniversary of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the potential for a nationwide paid family leave program. Whit and Tricia Honea join at the end of the show to talk about the challenges they faced with no access to paid leave after the birth of their sons.
30 minutes | 3 years ago
#76: Heather and Mike Spohr - Surviving the Terrible Twos (and Threes)
Los Angeles parents and bloggers Heather and Mike Spohr share humorous, but practical tips from their new book, The Toddler Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Whiny Unfed. They talk about the non-judgmental advice they have for surviving the toddlerhood and share the story behind Friends of Maddie, the charity they started after the loss of their first child.
38 minutes | 3 years ago
#75: Anya Kamenetz - Enjoy Screens, Not Too Much, Mostly With Others
NPR Digital Education Correspondent and Author Anya Kamenetz talks about her new book, The Art of Screen Time: How Your Family Can Balance Digital Media & Real Life. Anya shares her realistic, research-based approach to enjoying screen time with our children. City Dads Group contributor Whit Honea joins to share how he helps his two boys fit technology and screen time into their lives.
27 minutes | 3 years ago
#74: Drew Daywalt - Drawing on Life to Write for Children (and Adults)
Bestselling author and dad of two Drew Daywalt talks about his popular books The Day the Crayons Quit, The Day the Crayons Came Home, The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors, and Star Wars BB-8 on the Run. We talk about his creative process as a writer, why he does it, and the impact of success on his family. Drew also shares some behind-the-scenes insight into the upcoming film version of The Day the Crayons Quit.
29 minutes | 3 years ago
#73: Celebrating the ADHD Brain with Peter Shankman
Dad, author, and entrepreneur Peter Shankman talks about his new book, Faster Than Normal: Turbocharge Your Focus, Productivity, and Success With the Secrets of the ADHD Mind. We talk about the success that he attributes to living with ADHD. He also shares the tips and tricks he has developed to be more effective and productive. The Parents Phrase Book author Whit Honea joins to share what happened when he stopped worrying and embraced his son's individuality.
24 minutes | 3 years ago
#72: Best Toys of 2017 with Christopher Byrne
TTPM Content Director and Toy Time! author Christopher Byrne reveals the hot toys and games for toddlers to teens this holiday season. The Parents Phrase Book author Whit Honea tells us how to encourage our kids to think about more than the gifts they receive.
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