Daddy Square: The Gay Dads Podcast
By Yanir Dekel
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Daddy Square is a new weekly podcast for and by gay dads, joining the successful blog of the same name. Coming to you from West Hollywood, Yan Dekel, an independent web designer, and Alex Maghen, SVP Technology at Warner Bros., are a married couple with 3-year-old twins. In each episode they bring a guest and tackle an issue that arises in parenting in general and in gay parenting in particular. All of their interviewees are professionals in their fields and gay dads themselves.
||Clean1×14 GBF: Gay Best Friend (Season Finale)||There are so many things that change from the time you decide you want to become a parent until it happens... and then after it happens. But one of the changes that may not be so obvious is the effect that all of this can have on your social life in ge.||12/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1×13 Making Babies (Part 2)||When thinking about having kids via surrogacy, the legal part is just as important as the IVF process itself. Making sure that the agreements with the surrogate and the egg donor are set up properly is a solid base for the whole process itself.||12/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1×12 Men Having Babies Conference||In this special episode, we flew to New York City to experience the annual Men Having Babies Conference. MHB provides unbiased surrogacy parenting advice and support for gay men worldwide. The Conference featured parenting options in the USA and Canada.||12/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1×11 Other Ways of Parenting||So far in our podcast, we mostly interviewed dads who had their kids either through surrogacy or adoption. But there are other ways in which you can become dads. In this week's episode we look at two ways that are often overlooked: Known Sperm Donor,||11/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1×10 Working Dads||It's very much in vogue to talk about "work-life balance." And if ever the question of that balance was most important - and difficult - it's when babies and kids enter the picture. We interviewed Mike Stommel,||11/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1×09 Stay-At-Home Dads||Don't mislead yourself: Stay-at-Home parenting is a full-time job - or more. It may be even tougher than the 'traditional' job because there're no days off, no sick days, no Medical, Dental and Vision coverage and no bonuses at the end of the year.||11/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1×08 Entertaining Babies||Some of us used to sneak out to mom's closet and try on her shoes and clothes, pretending to be Cyndi Lauper-- this is what 'Entertaining Babies' is all about! How to use our inner (some would say: hidden) creativity during our time with our babies and.||11/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1×07 Making Babies (Part 1)||We turned to Dr. Guy Ringler, Reproductive Endocrinologist at California Fertility Partners to get an updated overview of the IVF and surrogacy options for gay men from a medical point of view. Are you too old to have kids?||10/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1×06: Pets and Babies||Dog and cat lovers! This one is for you: babies and puppies are a winning combination for cuteness, but it’s a hell of a combination to keep them all happy and healthy. This week we talked to Mark Hiebert, Medical Director at VCA TLC Animal Hospital i||10/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1×05: Single Dads||If you think parenting is hard for a couple, imagine what it’s like to be a single dad. This week we talked to Calvin Fleming, a gay, single dad and the owner of Public Relations and Marketing company, about work-life balance,||10/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1×04 Dad Groups||Interactions with other gay dads benefit both the dads and their kids: The dads can hang together and openly discuss -- y'know -- gay stuff, and the kids grow up witnessing other families similar to theirs.||10/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1×03 Dad Bod||It's no secret that physical appearance is important for gay men. When you're a dad and have so many other responsibilities maintaining your own body can feel impossible. In this episode we tackle the 'Dad Bod' question with our guest Tommy Woelfel,||9/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1×02: Fulfillment (At Work and As Dads)||Maintaining happiness both at work and at home is an issue that may arise for dads, especially at the beginning. On one hand, we want to feel happy and fulfilled at work; we want to feel that we are using our knowledge, experience,||9/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1×01: You’re Still A Couple!||Daddy Square is a new weekly podcast for and by gay dads, joining the successful blog of the same name. Coming to you from West Hollywood, and premiering September 17 2018, Yan Dekel, an independent web designer, and Alex Maghen,||9/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Refreshing new voices
It's great to hear the candid, humorous life experiences of Alex and Yanir. They make an hour seem like 10 minutes. Please do many. I want you guys on my morning commute regularly.
Great and amusing
We are a gay couple (one American one Israeli) expecting our first daughter in January 2019. So great to have discovered this podcast! Inspiring, educational, amusing. Great to hear you guys’ voices! Thanks.
Fun and educational.