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Show #49: Potty Training & Mick Jones Of Foreigner Drops By The Show

My 3 year old is trying to get the hang of using the potty. It's two steps forward and one step back (some days, TWO steps back!). Mick Jones of Foreigner also gives me a little advice, dad to dad.


Show #48: Disney Trip Was Money Well Spent…College Admission Scandal, Not So Much.

In this episode, I share the fun times and some Disney drama. Plus, we discuss the recent college admissions scandal that made headlines.


Show #47: Flying With A Toddler…I’ll Get It Right This Time!

Greg Browning talks with Adam Ritz about his upcoming family trip to Disney World. Is he ready to fly again with a toddler? And Adam shares 3 important tips with any parent taking kids to the Magic Kingdom!


Show #46: Fatherly Advice From Star Trek’s Captain Kirk!

Incredible opportunity to catch up backstage and talk with Mr. William Shatner recently...and he gave me some advice on parenting. One thing he said ABSOLUTELY shocked my wife! Find out what it was in this episode...


Show #45: How To Ditch Your Toddler’s Pacifier Without Losing Your Mind!

My soon to be 3 year old HAS to stop using his pacifier, or as he affectionately refers to it, his BAA-BAA. Of course you can't "reason" with a toddler, so I turn to my fellow radio dads for advice in this week's episode.


Show #44: Gillette Commercial Asks Men To Be The Best They Can Be

Gillette has created a firestorm with their latest commercial. They played off their tagline, "The best a man can get", asking instead men to be "The best a man can be". (Take a look at the ad here: ) But it has divided men, some so upset that they are boycotting the razor maker. While others, including yours truly, get the message. In this week's episode, co-host Adam Ritz and I examine the Gillette commercial. Plus we hear from a Super Bowl...


SHOW #43: Radio Legend Jay Baker Talks About The Challenges Of Fatherhood & Shares Advice

We had a great time catching up with radio personality Jay Baker in this episode. Jay shares stories on fatherhood and his broadcast career. Most remember Jay from his hilarious moments on "The Bob & Tom Show", but did you know he's one of only a few radio personalities in the country to ever be on the cover of this popular magazine?...find out what it is in this episode of The Patriarchs!


SHOW #42: Teaching Kids (and Reminding Adults) That Certain Words Can Be Hurtful

Words: they can hurt others. We were taught that an early age...well, at least most of us were. In a Netflix comedy special titled, "Disgraceful", comedian Tom Segura makes jokes about not being able to use the word 'retarded'. One Indiana mother who has a child with Down Syndrome, and she's petitioned Netflix to remove the so called comedy special from their site. On this episode we discuss whether Segura should be able to say such words, or is this a teachable moment for not only kids,...


SHOW #41: Don’t Drink, Use Drugs, Or Post Something Stupid On Social Media

Back in the day, our parents told us, "Don't use drugs or drink". Well in this digital age mixed with the 'wild wild west' of social media, parents need to include, "...and DO NOT post anything stupid on social media that will haunt you for the rest of your life!". University of Alabama student Harley Barber has been expelled from school and kicked out of her sorority for a racist video rant she posted online this week. Click here to read more: ALABAMA STUDENT'S RACIST RANT This is a...


SHOW #40: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Special guest Patriarch, comedian and voice-over artist Artie Widgery joins us on this episode. You may have heard his incredible voice in a radio or TV commercial, perhaps even in a video game! The Patriarchs also discuss Christmas memories and bullies in the headlines in our last show of the year. Merry Christmas from The Patriarchs! See you in 2018!


SHOW #39: America’s Favorite Pastime & Guest Jason Aquisto

Jason Aquisto is our guest this week, as we talk dads and baseball. Ironically enough, that's the name of his cool, insightful podcast: Baseball Dads, which you can find on iTunes and here: BASEBALL DADS In this episode we talk about ways that dads and moms can keep from being overbearing when it comes to their kids participating in sports. And how do you not talk about your favorite baseball movies...we discuss the Top 5 Best Baseball Movies of all time...see if we missed one.


SHOW #38: Flying With An 18 Month Old Is Not For The Faint Of Heart!

Last week, Reed and I flew out to California for a family vacation with my wife. Actually, she was already there finishing a work conference so I was flying by myself!...and this was Reed's FIRST trip flying. Of all the times he would have a 'nuclear' diaper blow out, it had to happen on the flight there! Check out this latest show to hear how I barely survived. Also, we celebrate Veteran's Day 2017, co-host Adam Ritz talks with his Marine father about serving our country and being a...


SHOW #37: The Patriarchs Halloween 2017 Special

(photo source Wikipedia) The Patriarchs discuss favorite Halloween memories in this episode and share a few ghost stories. Host Greg Browning also ventured out into the graveyard to talk with the legendary Indiana TV personality, Sammy Terry. Fans will remember Sammy's "Nightmare Theater" which ran on WTTV 4 from the 60s thru the 80s. Sammy talks about his creator Bob Carter passing the torch onto his son, Mark. Learn more about Sammy and his upcoming appearance here: CLICK HERE IF YOU...


SHOW #36: How To Help Kids Understand Tragic Events Like The Vegas Shooting

For many adults, the horrific Las Vegas mass shooting on October 1st 2017 was extremely difficult to understand. Imagine what goes through the minds of children. In this episode, Greg Browning, Adam Ritz and Jim Burrows discuss how they personally dealt with moments of tragedy in explaining it to their children or family.


SHOW #35: Guest Dad, Tracy Forner From Indy Style Joins Us

TV host Tracy Forner is an experienced father of three and dropped by this week to talk with The Patriarchs. Find him on social media TWITTER LINK and on the Indy Style page here: CLICK HERE


SHOW #34: Kids Actions Have Consequences – Punishments That Stick!

A friend of mine recently told me how disappointed and frustrated she was with her teenage son for blowing off his curfew. I posed the question to our Patriarch hosts: "What's the best punishment for teens, and how do you make it stick?". Also in this show, co-host Adam Ritz talks about breaking down when sending his daughter off to college. He doesn't hold back, and shares his emotion in this episode.


SHOW #33: Indiana State Fair – Wonderful World Of Food!

Thanks to The Indiana Dairy Association Indiana for having us back out to the Dairy Bar at this year's Indiana State Fair! Our guest on this show is Dairy Association General Manager, Deb Osza. Thanks to Michelle Plummer and Jenni Browning for making this a great event.


SHOW #32: 2017 Indiana State Fair Show – Guest Rick Garrett

Back at the Indiana Dairy Bar at the Indiana State Fair for our latest show. Special guest, Rick Garrett, Tenderloin connoisseur. Rick is a great stand up comic and musician, and has written food reviews for over 200 different tenderloin sandwiches across the country! Take a listen and hear his TOP 3 Favorite Tenderloins in Indiana! This episode of The Patriarchs is dedicated in the memory and honor of fallen Southport Police Department Lt. Aaron Allan. He was killed in the line of duty...


SHOW #31: Summer Vaca Dilemma – Let Teens Bring Their Boyfriend/Girlfriend?

Summertime means family vacations, and on this show, the dads talk about what to do when your teenager wants to bring their boyfriend/girlfriend along. Also, we discuss how kids can be apart of servie projects at an early age. Hear the story of why one 12 year old wears a pink backpack to school. And our quote from this show on the matter of talking with your kids when they want something: "It's only a conversation if you continue speaking" -Patriarch host Adam Ritz


SHOW #30: For The Love Of Dads

Father's Day 2017, the Patriarchs share stories of their dads. What ties the memories together? Sports and sharing that with the old man~