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Episode XI: Blade Runner 2049's Guide to Parenting

Maggie and Will welcome back their first-ever dad guest star Ian Campbell to talk about 'Blade Runner 2049,' the sequel to Ridley Scott's cult classic, directed by Denis Villeneuve and starring Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford. Much like its predecessor, 'Blade Runner 2049' didn't do well at the box office. But unlike the original film, Villeneuve's sequel isn't really about fatherhood at all. Ian's essay about the original 'Blade Runner':...


Episode X: A Very Dad Movies Holiday Special

They're here: The holidays. So Maggie and Will thought they'd interrupt their regularly scheduled Blade Runner programming with a very special holiday episode. Some familiar faces (or voices)—former dad guest stars Cris Gray, Keith Gaspard, and Jack Walsh—call in to talk about the holiday movies they have to watch every year. There were some expected choices and a few surprises, but all the films discussed have now entered the cannon of Very Dad Holiday classics. Dad Guest Stars: Cris...


Extended Interview with Dad Guest Robby Simon

In this extended interview from episode IX, Maggie talks with dad guest star Robby Simon about the 2015 Rocky spin-off Creed, his childhood dream to play the drums, and how anyone can win an Oscar these days.


Episode IX: Creed - Carrying on the Legacy of the Rocky Universe

Maggie and Will talk with dad guest Robby Simon about the "Rocky universe" and how the 2015 film Creed—starring Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone—fits into it. Notes - R. Kelly did, in fact, sing "I Believe I Can Fly" - We really do want to talk about Space Jam. If there are any dad Space Jam fans out there, please let us know on Twitter (@verydadmovies)and Facebook. Or send us an email at -Oh, and here's the list of 2016 Academy Award...


Episode VII: National Treasure - That's How They Getchya

Will and Maggie discuss the 2004 adventure-heist film "National Treasure" with dad guest star Jack Walsh. As the film is pretty much just a vehicle for Nick Cage, we found that certain elements—like character development—leave something to be desired, but this could actually be what endears "National Treasure" to dads: All they're really looking for is a movie that's kid friendly and easy to follow along with, so they can tune in at any point. Much to Jack's disappointment, there is no...


Episode VI - Who Watches Tom Cruise Films, Anyway?

In this special episode of the podcast, we watched the trailers for some of this summer’s most anticipated films to see which ones might be suitable for dads. Watch the trailers along with us! Baywatch Wonder Woman The Mummy Baby Driver Spider-Man Homecoming There are a few...


#3 The Lord of the Rings - Fellowship of the Dad Movie

Episode III of the podcast is as rambling and unwieldy as its subject, Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. Maggie and Will are joined by dad guest star Keith Gaspard, who confesses that he's seen all the LOTR and Hobbit films but has never cracked open any of the books. This episode includes a review from Will and Maggie, a one-on-one interview with Keith, and some scene-by-scene commentary. For stories from the podcast, be sure to check out our publication:...