Episode 11 – A Conversation With Dale Hansen

In this episode of the DTALKS Podcast, the dads talk to esteemed Dallas/Fort Worth sportscaster Dale Hansen, known for his work on WFAA Channel 8 along with multiple viral videos of his Unplugged segment.

We can’t thank him enough for his thoughts on what makes a good dad and the a candid conversation about his journey as a father.

As always, this episode features America’s favorite segments “Ask the Dads”, “Dad Jokes”, and “Things You Should Check Out”.

This episode of The DTALKS Podcast contains language you’d find in a PG-13 movie. That language may not be safe for work, for your kids, and listener discretion is advised.

#listentoyourkids
#beabetterdad

Episode 10 – Todd Pipes of Deep Blue Something

In this episode of the DTALKS Podcast, the dads talk to a gentleman by the name of Todd Pipes…father, English teacher, producer, real estate agent, and a continuing part of pop culture. He’s the singer of Deep Blue Something, a band known for their 90’s hit, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”.

Todd talks about his teaching career, raising two teenagers, fostering his son’s interest in music, and everything else we threw his way. We cannot thank him enough for his time.

As always, this episode features America’s favorite segments “Ask the Dads”, “Dad Jokes”, and “Things You Should Check Out”.

This episode of The DTALKS Podcast contains language you’d find in a PG-13 movie. That language may not be safe for work, for your kids, and listener discretion is advised.

Thanks for being with us through our 10th episode. We have some interesting possibilities on the horizon. Here’s to hoping they pan out.

#saturdayafternoonfun
#beabetterdad

Episode 9 – Easter, Daddyofive, & Social Media

In this episode of the DTALKS Podcast, the dads talk about both the Easter holiday and about an ongoing controversy surrounding YouTube channel Daddyofive, in addition to looking at how we share our children  via social media.

We have a Dad Story from Joe’s neighbor, Jake, and Jonathan adds some Dad Jokes he recorded for us.

This episode also features our staple segments of “Ask the Dads”, “Dad Jokes” and “Things You Should Check Out”.

This episode of The DTALKS Podcast contains language that crosses into R-rated territory. That language may not be safe for work, for your kids, and listener discretion is advised.

#buttcut #dadham

The Hashtag Consolation Prizes go to #jetfired, #pandabuse, and #fragilejoe

#beabetterdad

Featured image photo credit to RichardBH

Episode 8 – Autism Awareness


In this episode of the DTALKS Podcast, the dads talk with special guest host Jonathan about his experience raising a son with autism. It was an eye opening experience. Some of the content might be seem a bit on the WTF side, but keep in mind that parents of kids with autism face these challenges every day. It’s not a WTF moment for them.

Two hours is simply not enough time to cover everything we wanted to, but we are really excited to share this glimpse into a world that a lot of people don’t always understand.

Here are some suggestions regarding Autism from Jonathan

  • http://www.tacanow.org/ (he said .com, but it’s .org)
  • Developmental Pediatrician that specializes in Autism
  • Your state’s Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) program
  • Estate planning lawyer to discuss a Special Needs Trust

This episode also features our staple segments of “Ask the Dads”, “Dad Jokes” and “Things You Should Check Out”.

This episode of The DTALKS Podcast contains language that crosses into R-rated territory. That language may not be safe for work, for your kids, and listener discretion is advised.

#waterwiggle

The Hashtag Consolation Prizes go to #5thspiderman, #crowshead, #dadhacks

Featured image credit goes to https://www.theodysseyonline.com/national-autism-awareness-month

Episode 7 – Iron Fist and TV Talk

In this episode of the DTALKS Podcast, the dads talk briefly about how we handle our kids and what they watch, we spoil the heck out of Netflix’s Iron Fist series (SPOILERS!!!), and we feature a Dad Story from Mike Reynolds, aka the Everyday Girl Dad.

As always, we feature our staple segments of “Ask the Dads”, “Dad Jokes” and “Things You Should Check Out”.

This episode is the first of what will be numerous shows about TV. If we didn’t hit something you wish we’d have discussed, be sure to let us know by visiting our website, www.dtalkspodcast.com, and contacting us.

This episode of The DTALKS Podcast contains language that crosses into R-rated territory. That language may not be safe for work, for your kids, and listener discretion is advised.

#madamjoe

The Hashtag Consolation awards go to far too many. John through out so many, I lost count.

Promo provided by the Nerds with Words podcast. Be sure to check them out on Twitter under @nerdswithwords1

Episode 6 – Parenting Hacks Review 1.0

In this episode of the DTALKS Podcast, the dads talk about a list of parenting “hacks”…which ones are good, which ones aren’t, and have some laughs at the some of the occasional shortcuts some of them take.

This episode also features our staple segments of “Ask the Dads”, “Dad Jokes” and “Things You Should Check Out”.

This episode of The DTALKS Podcast contains language that crosses into R-rated territory. That language may not be safe for work, for your kids, and listener discretion is advised.

#scudbutt

The Hashtag Consolation awards go to #glitterconsideration and #shadybaby

Featured picture photo cred https://www.flickr.com/photos/oh_darling/6991326569/

 

Episode 5 – Sleeping

In this episode of the DTALKS Podcast, the dads talk about their experiences with working through the challenges involving sleep, transitioning our kids from our rooms to theirs, and whether “cry it out” has worked for us.

Before the dads talk sleep, one of our fathers shares a couple of stories in our first official “Dad Stories” segment. We look forward to showcasing more Dad Stories in future episodes

This episode also features our staple segments of “Ask the Dads”, “Dad Jokes” and “Things You Should Check Out”.

This episode of The DTALKS Podcast contains language you’d find in a PG-13 movie. That language may not be safe for work, for your kids, and listener discretion is advised.

#memoryfoammoney

Episode 4 – Teething and Profanity

 

In this episode of the DTALKS Podcast, the dads talk about their experiences with teething and how they’ve dealt with the pesky subject of using profanity around their kids. We also introduce our new explicit warning courtesy of Galan’s daughter, Ellie.

In this episode also features our staple segments of “Ask the Dads”, “Dad Jokes” and “Things You Should Check Out”.

In an episode that talks about profanity, it’s safe to say that this episode of The DTALKS Podcast contains language that crosses into R-rated territory. That language may not be safe for work, for your kids, and listener discretion is advised.

Featured Image photo cred https://www.flickr.com/photos/bnazario/2596022736/

 

Episode 3 – Finding Time to Spend With Others

In this episode of the DTALKS Podcast, the dads talk about the challenges we’ve faced as spouses and parents when trying to set aside time for our friends and partners while adjusting to our responsibilities as parents.

This episode also features our staple segments of “Ask the Dads”, “Dad Jokes” and “Things You Should Check Out”.

We also a special, Patreon only segment where we discuss an article around reasons dads might not want to spend time with their kids. These episodes will be uploaded to Patreon on the day after our episode debuts.

At the beginning of the episode, Galan mentions a new segment called “Dad Stories”, but we forgot to make space for it, so that segment will make it’s debut in a later episode. Sorry about that!

This episode of The DTALKS Podcast contains language you’d find in a PG-13 movie. That language may not be safe for work, for your kids, and listener discretion is advised.

Featuring occasional “special host” Sylvie!

An Interview with Lamar Austin

In this special interview mini-sode of the DTALKS Podcast, Joe interviews Lamar Austin, a New Hampshire father that was fired for attending the birth of his son. Lamar speaks about his reasoning, the opportunities this situation has presented him with, and there’s a preview of an upcoming new segment called “Dad Stories”.

This kind of content will normally be found during full episode releases of The DTALKS Podcast or to Patreon supporters, but when we were presented with the opportunity to interview Lamar so shortly after our episode on paternity leave, we felt that it was something that we needed to share.

Whichever side of the paternity leave issue you might fall on, we can all agree that idea of missing the birth of our children should not be a choice any parent should have to face.

We cannot thank Lamar enough for taking the time out of his day to share his story and thoughts with us. A new kid is a challenge for any family to handle, whether they are new to the game or starting the adventure again for the third or fourth time.

We hosts here at The DTALKS Podcast hope you enjoy this interview.

If you would like to support the Austin family please visit their GoFundMe page at: https://www.gofundme.com/cainanaustin (The featured image is pulled from their GoFundMe page as well)