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Our Monkeys, My Circus: A Dad's Tale

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a sportswriter and stay-at-home dad documenting life with his two crazy kids

a sportswriter and stay-at-home dad documenting life with his two crazy kids
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NY

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a sportswriter and stay-at-home dad documenting life with his two crazy kids

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English


Episodes

Ep. 14: Talking summer, little bros and kindergarten debuts

9/6/2017
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old school, new school. sept. 2017 Five years ago, our oldest began kindergarten. His little brother was a few days shy of his first birthday, and our mornings consisted of bus-stop drop-offs and figuring out how to co-exist; I worked while he played, ate and pooped. It wasn't exactly a symbiotic relationship -- or at least it didn't feel like it at the time. Now that the little one is in kindergarten -- we loaded him onto the bus an hour ago -- and it's just me and the dog, the mornings...

Duration: 00:12:31


Ep. 13: Be a good person

11/11/2016
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november 10, 2016 On the latest Our Monkeys, My Circus Podcast, I talk to the nine-year-old about the presidential election and what it all means -- for him, for us, for our family and for everybody else. Part of me is glad that he's just nine and was mostly clueless about all that transpired in the weeks and months leading up to election night. But part of me also feels like this is something we need to talk about, even if he isn't particularly interested in it. Put another way, this is...

Duration: 00:25:04


Ep. 12: Talking soccer retirement, rock climbing and homemade card games

8/10/2016
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partners in crime, august 2016 It's another Our Monkeys, My Circus Podcast, and on the latest episode, the nine-year-old and I talk about his early retirement from soccer and how individual sports (like rock climbing, swimming and tennis) are more his thing. We also chat about as his non-sports-related summer endeavors, which include inventing a card game based on, sigh, Minecraft and recent developments in the world of LEGO Bionicles. So buckle up. Added bonus: The nine-year-old's...

Duration: 00:22:07


Ep. 11: Talking kung fu, little brothers and 3rd grade science

5/31/2016
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kung fu monkey. may 2016 It's another Our Monkeys, My Circus Podcast, and on the latest episode, the nine-year-old and I talk about kung fu, (somehow) regressing basketball skills, Memorial Day, third-grade science and whether his grandfather took part in the Civil War. There's also the obligatory story about the four-year-old falling down and getting hurt because, well, that's what he does. Remember, you can subscribe to the podcast via iTunes, Stitcher, Tunein or SoundCloud.

Duration: 00:22:08


Ep. 9: Talking the Super Bowl, Dennis Rodman and Ben Franklin

1/30/2016
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One of these kids feels like the other thinks he's the king. Of what we're not certain. Jan. 2016 It's another Our Monkeys, My Circus Podcast, and on the latest episode, the eight-year-old and I talk about Super Bowl 50. In a shocking development, he and his four-year-old brother didn't even know which teams were playing (one of them -- I won't say who -- thought it was a soccer game between four-legged animals). Which probably makes their predictions about as accurate as those folks who...

Duration: 00:18:05


Ep. 8: Talking Star Wars: The Force Awakens (which was awesome)

1/1/2016
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Sad-faced Dark Helmet (Dec. 2015) It's another Our Monkeys, My Circus Podcast, and on the latest episode, the eight-year-old and I review Star Wars: The Force Awakens. There are spoilers, obviously, so if you haven't seen the movie, please skip this episode until you have. Or, alternatively, if you have no intentions of ever seeing the movie but enjoy hearing two goofballs mindlessly flapping their gums, listen away. Either way, we talk about: the similarities between The Force Awakens...

Duration: 00:17:48


Ep. 7: Talking Christmas presents, angry letters and Uno domination

12/31/2015
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2 monkeys, General Grievous and Darth Vader with their game faces (Dec. 2015). It's another Our Monkeys, My Circus Podcast, and on the latest episode, the eight-year-old and I talk about how all Christmas presents aren't created equally (see, for example), the awesome power of Uno ATTACK!, why randomly firing arrows -- even toy ones -- without some forethought is a terrible idea, the unintentional comedy of angry letters from little people and even a little NFL news. We even tease (but no...

Duration: 00:18:51


Ep. 6: Talking practical jokes, dinosaurs and jacking up your britches

11/20/2015
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keeping it real, april 2015 It's another Our Monkeys, My Circus Podcast, and on the latest episode, the eight-year-old and I talk about practical jokes (specifically, the one he played on me, taking full advantage of my OCD in the process), what you're really saying when you say "darn" (this only applies to eight-year-olds, not potty-mouthed adults like, say, me), and Halloween treats that don't include candy (I was as confused as you). We also discuss dinosaurs, why jacking up your...

Duration: 00:19:20


Ep. 5: Talking Star Wars, why 8-year-olds love fart-related humor and life before kids

10/23/2015
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monkeystaches, oct. 2015 It's another Our Monkeys, My Circus Podcast, and on the latest episode, the eight-year-old and I talk about the new Star Wars trailer (THERE ARE SPOILER ALERTS), life before kids, and an in-depth conversation about bodily functions (shocking development: eight-year-old boys love all fart-related topics). We also have a quick geography lesson, I get his thoughts on Landry Jones' Steelers' debut, and we end with a Halloween-costume update. Remember, you can...

Duration: 00:20:52