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Paternal is a show for anyone who's ever been a father or wondered about dad. Created and hosted by Nick Firchau, a longtime journalist and podcast producer, Paternal offers candid and in-depth conversations with great men who are quietly forging new paths. Listen as our diverse and thoughtful guests – a world-renowned soccer star in San Diego, an Oglala Sioux elder in South Dakota, a New York Knicks barber in Queens, a pioneering rock DJ in Seattle and many more - discuss the models of manhood that were passed down to them, and how they're redefining those models as they become fathers themselves. Visit for more information on the show. If you have a comment, question or suggestion for the show, email

Customer Reviews

Strong work

Certainly captures a feeling of mine: wanting to be a different Dad than the one knew without being overly critical of him or so arrogant as to think I can remake the nuclear American family. It's a behavior you see in other Dads around you, but classically, the guys aren't doing a great job talking about it. Looking forward to future episodes.

My company every morning

Every morning while eating breakfast, Nick is my companion. This podcast is extremely inspirational and insightful. I’m not a father but every episode I listen to, inspires me to become a better person personally and professionally.

Love it!

I’m a mom of two young girls and I still love this podcast even though it is more directed at dads and raising boys. Great conversations and guests talking real life stuff. Great production all around! Thanks Nick.

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