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RadDad is a place for new and expecting dads to hear fun and educational stories about dudes raising their kids, to ask questions and to get inspired! We would love to be added to the TuneIn catalog to entertain and delight millions of dads struggling with their days to day.

RadDad is a place for new and expecting dads to hear fun and educational stories about dudes raising their kids, to ask questions and to get inspired! We would love to be added to the TuneIn catalog to entertain and delight millions of dads struggling with their days to day.
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RadDad is a place for new and expecting dads to hear fun and educational stories about dudes raising their kids, to ask questions and to get inspired! We would love to be added to the TuneIn catalog to entertain and delight millions of dads struggling with their days to day.








Adam Lisagor - The Face of the Silicon Valley (Sandwich Video)

One day a film student from NYU changed advertising forever. In a few short months Adam became the man who did it all - he was producing, casting, directing and starring in for the ads of the most recognizable names in tech. Square, Airbnb, Airtable, TrueCar, Slack, Webflow, Groupon ... the list goes on forever. The story of Sandwich video and how to run a successful business and have a family too, it is all in this episode of Rad Dad.


David Heinemeier Hansson (Founder of Ruby on Rails and Basecamp)

David Heinemeier Hansson is the founder of Ruby on Rails and co-founder and CTO of Basecamp. He is an outspoken defender of living a fulfilling life, and a true believer that it does not have to be crazy at work. When not writing code, David enjoys endurance car racing and time with his wife and two kids. Over the years, David has become a very influential person in technology and business, and has developed a number of philosophies which are helping him live a happy and fulfilling life, a...


Serial entrepreneur empowers the next generation of creators (Dan Shapiro)

How do you enable your kids to create more rather than consume? If you are a serial entrepreneur like Dan Shapiro, the answer is clear - make a device that can cut through any material with lasers, then put it in every household in America. Shapiro got inspired to create this company by his kids, and now he comes on Rad Dad to talk startups, kids and creativity.


Benefits of home-schooling your kids while working from home. (Aubrey Johnson)

Aubrey is a full-time designer living in Charleston, South Caroline. He has been named Top 75 Designers in Technology by Business Insider, and worked for companies like Twilio, Auth, Science, Color, Draftio and many others. While most people would consider running a business a full-time job in itself, Aubrey does all of this in a comfort of his own home, while home-schooling his children. Listen and find out how this rad dad gets the most out of life!


John Cook - GeekWire co-founder shares the joys and challenges of running a business and being an involved dad

Eight years ago John co-founded GeekWire.com and had a kid at the same time - Although life hasn’t always been easy, the only thing he regrets is not doing both ealier in his life. Follow along and learn a bit about both entrepreneurship and parenting.


Zack Onisko, CEO of Dribbble, talks about the benefit for distributed teams on parenting and quality of life.

A Bay Area native, Zack is a successful entrepreneur, wizard of all things growth, and currently the CEO of a company called Dribbble. While some of his peers are busy cranking 14-hour days in the city, Zack is working with a fully distributed team, which enables him to hang out with kids, enjoy life, and spend absolutely zero hours commuting.


Sean Grover - When Kids Call The Shots

Sean Grover is a psychotherapist from New York City, dad of two children, and an author of the book When Kids Call The Shots. For 25 years Sean has been teaching parents how to embrace their challenges and to create a happy functioning family. If you think your kid might be bullying you, if you lost all hope and don’t know how to deal with tantrums, or maybe you are just looking for some advice on how to be a better parent, this interview is for you. You will not be disappointed, guaranteed!


Geoff Ralston - Y Combinator - The Future of Education

Geoff Ralston is a ed-tech partner at Y Combinator and a co-founder of ImagineK12. Before that he spent some years working at Yahoo!, where among other things he created the Yahoo! Mail.


Aviel Ginsburg (Alexa Accelerator, Simply Measured, Founders Co-Op)

One wild weekend Aviel and friends churned through idea after idea until one of them stuck. Some years later, Simply Measured was acquired, just as Aviel was having a newborn baby. Hear his startup story and what it is like to be a new dad in a super-high-stress environment.


A reformed militant anti-princess dad (Parker Thompson, aka Startup L Jackson)

@StartupLJackson, a Silicon Valley founder turned VC, known to many in for his honest and sometimes sarcastic personality of Parker Thompson, shares his story and advice on raising three kids in a fast-paced world of tech entrepreneurship, how to keep your kids safe and happy in a city full of millionaires and more.


Interview with Caspar Babypants (Chris Ballew)

Caspar Babypants is a Seattle-based musician and a songwriter, previously known as the lead singer of the alternative rock group The Presidents of the United States of America. Dad of two, Chris is an involved father and a children's music artist, famous in the Pacific North-West.


How to measure success in life? (Professor Eric Koester)

My kids are still young, but how do we make sure that when they're 10-20-30 years old, they're successful and happy in life? To help answer this question my guess today is Professor Eric Koester.


Life with a newborn - Mike Folden

We are joined here by Mike Folden and his son River. Mike is a filmmaker, photographer, and now a dad. Mike and his wife Priya are avid explorers of the great outdoors. When their baby boy was born, instead of changing their lifestyle, they bought a camper van and headed to the wild. If you think that baby life means sitting at home, Mike and Priya are living evidence otherwise.


Startups, Amazon, Divorce and two kids - meet Matt Wallington

Time goes by really fast, and in the heat of the moment you might wish that your kids grow up fast so you could do all the things you wish you could do. But every moment is special and if you rush too much, you will miss the moment which is now. In this episode we talk to my friend Matt Wallington about his experiences of raising kids while at startups, then at Amazon, and how those impacted him, his kids and his marriage. We also talk about getting through a divorce, what to expect, and...


What if you just don't love your child at first? - Oleksiy Kovyrin

When Oleksiy’s daughter was first born, he didn’t feel the love for his child. Quite the opposite, he felt that his daughter was a new source of problems, and while he was supposed to be able to give his life for her, she was taking their life away. Full of this difficult thoughts and busy at work, he was unable to share them with anyone, even his wife. Oleksiy went to work to provide for his family, and he played with his daughter because he knew he had to, but did not enjoy it...


Startups and kids. How to do it all - Matt Shobe

It is difficult to raise kids as it is, but other things going on in life add various degrees of difficulties and no one has the silver bullet. Matt Shobe is a father of 3 boys, a startup founder, a private pilot and a rad dad. Matt shares what it is like to raise kids while building and selling startups, while also finding time for the things that you love.


Welcome to Rad Dad Show

Rad Dad Show is a no-bs opinionated podcast about parenting for guys, hosted by Kirill Zubovsky. On this show you will hear dads talk about their experience raising children, challenges and ways to turn them into opportunities. This podcast will give expecting dads and new dads a place to ask questions and to learn. I am not a parenting expert and I am not going to reassure you how to be a calm and confident parent. Instead, every couple of weeks I will bring a guest to the show and talk...