Chatting with Casey
I Don't Want to Talk to Anyone; Just Give Me the Puzzles!
It may be our nerdiest episode yet, but I don't think I've laughed harder on any Chatting with Casey to date! In Episode 14, I interview Errol Elumir, proud nerd and escape room enthusiast as he shares a number of stories about game design, puzzle culture, and the things that can go wrong when you plan events of your own. From killing text-based kittens to hoarding fake money and more, it's all here in Chatting with Casey 14 — I Don't Want to Talk to Anyone; Just Give Me the Puzzles! Show...
It Takes Two to Tango in Friendship
A great convo between Carlos Diaz, Rob Tinkler and myself on 8 Tiny Reindeer debuting Saturday, December 1st, their friendship of more than twenty years and fatherhood with all its foibles! 8 Tiny Reindeer will be released advent calendar style with episodes released every day from December 1st through 24th—I hope you're ready for it! Shout out to Robin Read Griffin for making this happen!
In a Nutshell, What Craft Chocolate's All About
There's a lot going on that so many of us never even think about when it comes to chocolate, like the allegations of modern slavery in West Africa linked to 95% of the world's chocolate production. Or that Canada's making chocolate that competes on an international level, with brands like Hummingbird and Sirene taking awards from European companies who've been at this for hundreds of years. Richard wants you to learn about one of Canada's best-kept secrets, and on Chatting with Casey's...
Don't be Afraid of the Doula
In episode 11, I chat with Rhiannon Langford, the doula behind Birth Boss Maternity Care about the need for doulas and her devotion to Toronto's art scene. You can check out her site, and she's also active on Instagram and Pinterest! Additional Notes: Live from the 3.5Tales from the 2.92016 version Rewatchability 316The Lion King episode 15 of Parenting Then and Now
Ain't No Parent Got Time for That!
What would it be like to take your six-person family and live in a 270-square foot school bus you converted into a mobile home? That's the question my longtime friend Kenna Côte can answer, having lived the bus life for a little over a year now! In episode ten, you get to hear Kendra and me have tons of fun talking soap, parenthood, and why no one loves working a job every. Waking. Moment. Of their lives.
The Life and Times of the Single Mom
In the months since I wrote my incendiary Father's Day post, I learned from the experience and the things we could all do better in a world that has but two days recognising the myriad of parenting situations out there. For this episode, I teamed up with Jennifer Tammy of Sugar, Spice and Glitter fame, who'd called me out on my views back when this all started. With her life as a single Mom, Jennifer helped me see things I took for granted in my two-parent household and learn some of the...
We Are the Sum of Our Experiences
An interview with author, world traveller and fellow Dad Blogger Ricky Shetty as we discuss his life, his new book series Exploring the Continents: A Family's Journey to Visit Every Country in the World, and what it's like to live a life so unconventional!
SEE Each Other.
It takes a while to switch my mind back on once it's gone into vacation mode, but I'm back (right before I'm out in the sticks again) with the second part of my conversation with the lovely Drekken Pownz! In this episode, you'll find the following: sosuch Drekken's a masterful storyteller whose narrative you won't find anywhere else, so I suggest you sit down, strap in, and get yourself ready for an excellent hour ahead, because this episode's one for the books!
Everybody Wants to be Fabulous
In what are some of my favourite interviews to date on Chatting with Casey, I chat it up with Jemmie Robles, a colleague of mine who's co-parenting her two daughters not with their father, but with his wife; and Drekken Pownz, in the first part of his 90-minute interview on a story about being Black and gay that I can only call inspiring. This episode is most definitely worth the listen!
You Don't Want to be That Guy
With Father's Day just around the corner, I had the privilege of speaking with a Wish Dad whose son made a wish through the Children's Wish Foundation of Canada to go see Mickey in Disney World! I also spoke with Gloria Chik of ROGUESTORIES fame about the Flight Pack—a carry-on sized travel case that any stylish Dad would love to have! All this and more in the fifth episode!
It's Hard Out Here for a Dad
Fathers get a pretty bad rap. You don't hear too many stories of "Deadbeat Moms", and the idea that some women aren't meant to be mothers is one we've only recently started accepting. But in episode four we look at it all—that some men feel fatherhood's something you get "trapped" into and not a calling you learn to live up to. Or that you've got your bases covered as a parent if you give a child your money but not your time. It's hard out here for a Dad, and we're gonna talk about it on...
Give Me Some Room to Fail
The third Chatting with Casey episode is titled after an idea from a keynote I gave at the Parenting 101 conference called "The Dad Within". It's me asking for permission to learn and not be perfect so I can find my own answers my own way. It was a keynote covering my fatherhood journey, what I've learned from my Dad, and some of the things that helped others get a slightly better idea of what happens in the struggle as a Dad. Take the time to check it out and maybe even share it with a...
No Terrible People Allowed!
This episode features an interview with Tracy Molyneaux, who among the various other hats she wears, currently manages Coffee Public at Bay and College in downtown Toronto! It's worth listening to the podcast to hear Tracy's story! Amidst her side hustles/passions in makeup artistry and jewellery making and managing a ridiculous number of social media accounts, I'm glad she found time to talk to me! If you want to learn more about Tracy, you can check her out (sporadically) on social media...
Am I Black Enough?
In this episode: Why I'm sometimes jealous of other parent bloggers. What compelled me to start a podcast in the first place. Whether I'm Black enough to even discuss Black issues, and the story of why I visited Fat Lamb Kouzina, a dope new Greek joint by Toronto's Yonge/Bloor intersection! Show Notes: littleisgo check it outreally As for me, you can find me at: Casey Palmer, Canadian DadTwitterFacebookInstagramYouTubeLinkedIn