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Extended Interview with Dad Guest Robby Simon

11/21/2017
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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.

Duration: 01:00:06


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

11/9/2017
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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 hello@verydadmovies.com. -Oh, and here's the list of 2016 Academy Award...

Duration: 01:11:31


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

8/4/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:55:44


Episode VI - Who Watches Tom Cruise Films, Anyway?

7/7/2017
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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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZ5tqzw841s Wonder Woman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSB4wGIdDwo The Mummy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwTFXVdbeEw Baby Driver https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2z857RSfhk Spider-Man Homecoming https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGHGZjDguqw There are a few...

Duration: 00:55:30


Episode V: The Godfather—Dads and their Clubs

5/28/2017
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In this 5th episode of the podcast, we use our dadness lens to examine Francis Ford Coppola's 1972 masterpiece "The Godfather," starring Marlon Brando and Al Pacino. Very Dad Guest Star: Cris Gray Hosts: Maggie Blaha & Will Young Producer: Josh Pate Music: Kim Fenner, fennermusic@gmail.com Logo: Aaron Scott Mercer, http://www.aaronscottmercer.com/ "Main Title (The Godfather Waltz)" from the 1972 soundtrack was written and performed by Nino Rota. Subscribe and listen on iTunes, Stitcher,...

Duration: 00:53:43


Episode IV: Is Jack Torrance just a victim of patriarchy?

4/19/2017
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In this episode, Maggie and Will examine Stanley Kubrick's 'The Shining' through a dadness lens. Hosts: Maggie Blaha, Will Young Producer: Josh Pate Edited by: Maggie Blaha Logo Design: Aaron Scott Mercer Music: Kim Fenner Three Stooges Scale: screencast.com/t/Vn92DybJGZq Making 'The Shining' by Vivian Kubrick: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQVvHj2dwK4 Room 237: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gM1x3sUlMUQ&t=1s Stories from the podcast: https://medium.com/very-dad-movies Sing up for our...

Duration: 00:46:09


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

11/20/2016
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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:...

Duration: 00:51:25


Extended Commentary on Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

10/22/2016
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Episode III will be available soon! For now, check out this extended commentary on Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring from hosts Maggie Blaha & Will Young, and Very Dad guest star Keith Gaspard.

Duration: 02:09:17


#1: Blade Runner and what makes us human w/ Ian Campbell

5/4/2016
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Hosts: Maggie Blaha & Will Young Producer & Tech Wizard: Joshua Pate Logo Design: Aaron Scott Mercer Music (Eventually): Kimberly Fenner Very Dad Guest Star & Newsletter Contributor: Ian Campbell Read Ian's essay and newsletter #2 here: goo.gl/PXQUjG Sign up for the newsletter here: goo.gl/sMgQjN What is “dadness?” For the purposes of our podcast, we’ve come up with this definition: Relies on cheesy, almost innocent pun-based humor, which coats the complexity of the world in a manageable...

Duration: 01:00:00