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Dad is an exploration of the nuance and emotion of fatherhood.

Dad is an exploration of the nuance and emotion of fatherhood.
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United States

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Dad is an exploration of the nuance and emotion of fatherhood.

Language:

English

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(973) 873-0734


Episodes

Fatherhood: Adventure, Amazement, and Unconditional Love

4/10/2018
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This week we get a more up close and personal glimpse into our host Jonathan’s life. He shares his background as a son and father, the passion behind this podcast, and why he wanted to pay homage to his own parents and open up the discussion to encompass all aspects of fatherhood, family life, and even difficult topics such as loss and grief. He shares how fatherhood compares to his expectations and visions of how it would be, and the differences between how he grew up and the way he is...

Duration:00:30:55

Balancing Needs, Staying Open, and Letting them Fly | Craig Johnson

4/3/2018
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Today’s guest is Craig Johnson, an old camp buddy of Jonathan’s. Craig has an extremely busy and full life; he and his wife Liz have been married for 20 years and are both attorneys. Together they have three children — Ben, 16; Sam, 13; and Lucy, 8. Craig shares the lessons he has learned from coaching his own kids, how his career experience as an attorney, lobbyist, and State Senator has shaped his approach towards parenting, the challenge of balance and enjoyment of his kids’ success and...

Duration:01:05:03

Rituals of Childhood and Raising Little Big Personalities | Rob Schiffmann

3/27/2018
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Today’s guest is Rob Schiffmann, actor, improviser, musician and most importantly - father. Rob and Jonathan grew up together and reminisce about their Tuesday baseball games and what it taught them to be great fathers of their own. They also talk about the unique path Rob had growing up with two great parents and stepparents, and examine the relationship of weekend parenting. Rob now has two daughters and they examine the delicate balance between staying involved and letting your children...

Duration:00:49:14

We’re In This Village Together - Lance Somerfeld

3/20/2018
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This week’s episode features father of two, husband, and City Dads co-founder Lance Somerfeld. Lance frequently contributes to the conversation about modern fatherhood and has appeared on local and national television, including CNN, Fox News, Today, and Katie. Lance talks about living in New York City as a father, how he went from public school teacher to a stay-at-home dad, the formation, growth, and purpose of City Dads and how they are single-handedly helping thousands of men become...

Duration:00:51:32

Loss, Love, and Barbie Cakes [Part 2] | Alison Donnelly

3/13/2018
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Today we jump back in with Part 2 of Jonathan’s conversation with Alison Donnelly. Alison is a stay-at-home mom living in Brooklyn and is married to one of Jonathan’s long-time best friends Dan. She and Jonathan talk about what it is like to lose a parent, compare end-of-life stories of their parents and any regrets they may still have, the mixed emotions of watching your children grow up and even slip in the best Barbie cake story you may ever hear! Key Takeaways: [1:11] Alison...

Duration:00:44:52

Loss, Love, and Barbie Cakes [Part 1] | Alison Donnelly

3/13/2018
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Today Jonathan is joined by Alison Donnelly. Alison is a stay-at-home mom living in Brooklyn and is married to one of Jonathan’s long-time friends Dan. Alison talks about her blog Formerly Fat Mom, which chronicled her journey of getting back into shape with a dose of humor and self-deprecation. She and Jonathan also talk about what it is like to lose a parent, give a eulogy, compare end-of-life stories of their parents and any regrets they may still have, the mixed emotions of watching...

Duration:00:50:28

Kids Will Always Come First | Benjamin King

3/6/2018
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Today’s guest is actor, writer and director Benjamin King, who you may know from his roles on shows such as Liv and Maddie, Grey’s Anatomy and Weeds. Jonathan and Benjamin started as childhood buddies at Camp Taconic before they reconnected on Facebook as adults and new dads. Benjamin now has two girls and shares what it is like to go from a “dad in waiting” to a real life father, the biggest personal challenges of fatherhood, why having a great partner and spouse makes things infinitely...

Duration:00:55:52