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Benchwarmer - An Anxious Dad's Almanac of Fatherhood and Other Failures

Josh Wilker

For most of his life, Josh Wilker has been on the sidelines. Spending his days in a cubicle in the far reaches of Chicago, and his nights in front of Red Sox games, he has been content to let others take center stage. From childhood onward, he sought comfort from anxiety and depression in the archival pages of sports almanacs and stat sheets: a place where forgotten players lingered, and time seemed to stop - a welcome relief from worldly problems. He found joy in the trivia of long-lost athletes, like the former NFL player Walter 'Sneeze' Achiu. But when his first child was born in 2011, Wilker found his anxieties put to the test: how do you remain on the sidelines when a tender, fragile baby needs everything from you?

For most of his life, Josh Wilker has been on the sidelines. Spending his days in a cubicle in the far reaches of Chicago, and his nights in front of Red Sox games, he has been content to let others take center stage. From childhood onward, he sought comfort from anxiety and depression in the archival pages of sports almanacs and stat sheets: a place where forgotten players lingered, and time seemed to stop - a welcome relief from worldly problems. He found joy in the trivia of long-lost athletes, like the former NFL player Walter 'Sneeze' Achiu. But when his first child was born in 2011, Wilker found his anxieties put to the test: how do you remain on the sidelines when a tender, fragile baby needs everything from you?
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For most of his life, Josh Wilker has been on the sidelines. Spending his days in a cubicle in the far reaches of Chicago, and his nights in front of Red Sox games, he has been content to let others take center stage. From childhood onward, he sought comfort from anxiety and depression in the archival pages of sports almanacs and stat sheets: a place where forgotten players lingered, and time seemed to stop - a welcome relief from worldly problems. He found joy in the trivia of long-lost athletes, like the former NFL player Walter 'Sneeze' Achiu. But when his first child was born in 2011, Wilker found his anxieties put to the test: how do you remain on the sidelines when a tender, fragile baby needs everything from you?

Language:

English

Narrators:

Christopher Lutkin

Length:

9h 56m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:27


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:11


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:12


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:15


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:20


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:17


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:37


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:40


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:54


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:24


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:08


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:30


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:14


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:06


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:26


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:39


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:52


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

02:55


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:39


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:54


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:18


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:06


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:36


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:59


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:48


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:16


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:55


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:51


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:05


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

02:38


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:00


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:28


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:39


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:14


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:50


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:22


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:12


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:07


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:07


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:45


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:47


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:43


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:44


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:08


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:00


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:13


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:25


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:48


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:37


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:43


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:15


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:31


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:02


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:11


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:17


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:39


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:07


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:41


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:14


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:03


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:37


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:13


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:00


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:27


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:00


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:01


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:56


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:44


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:58


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:20


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

02:52


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:16


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:16


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:58


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:25


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:46


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:41


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:39


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:37


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:24


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

03:35


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:55


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:50


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:52


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

06:02


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:36


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

03:59


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:17


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:44


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

06:16


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:35


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:18


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:38


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

03:13


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:26


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:56


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:31


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

03:46


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:34


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:08


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

05:12


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

06:13


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

05:32


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

06:31


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

02:52


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

05:34


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

03:01


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:47


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

03:58


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

04:27


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

03:30


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

05:27


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

05:06


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

03:26


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

05:04


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

03:45


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

03:44


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

03:40


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

05:44


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

06:29


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

04:02


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

04:35


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

04:18


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

04:50


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

04:33


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

04:54


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

04:17


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

00:39