Sorry About Your Dad
By Amy Miller
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Stories about dads. Hosted by a comedian.
||CleanSorry About Your Dad Episode 9: My Mom||"When everything is so bad, you have a lot to learn about what not to do."||10/7/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSorry About Your Dad Episode 8: Virginia Jones||Virginia Jones is a fellow faux (but originally not faux)-redhaired comedian whose father passed just last fall, in a parking lot in Texas. I learned a lot in this one. The bitch is wise.||5/21/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSorry About Your Dad Episode 7: Ryan Alexander-Tanner||I interview comic artist and old friend Ryan Alexander-Tanner about his real dad and a variety of surrogate dads, including Dave of Dave's Killer Bread and Bill Ayers, former Weather Underground member and activist. Find out what a dad crush is how to...||2/2/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSorry About Your Dad Episode 6: Live From Portland! SHHHH||We did the podcast live in Portland, with some comedians and some non-comedians. Everyone was great. There's hunting, basements, Disney princesses, cancer, trailer parks, live birth stories, and me getting mad at a stupid ass lady in the back.||12/4/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSorry About Your Dad Ep. 5: Comedian Gary Fletcher||A gentlemanly comic from Tennessee, Gary Fletcher never met a dad he liked. And he had several options to choose from! His story involves Mr. T, guns, chickens, and Dolly Parton. And I LOVE Dolly Parton.||8/22/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSorry About Your Dad Ep. 4: Jeff Oliver Again||Last time I spoke with Jeff Oliver, he was entertaining the idea of reaching out to his father he hadn't seen in a decade, while preparing to uproot his life for a big move to New York. Find out what happened!||7/23/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSorry About Your Dad Episode 3: Emily Overstreet of Great Wilderness||A lovely lady with a lovely voice and a wonderful attitude about the world. Dad...well dad made some mistakes.||7/10/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSorry About Your Dad Episode 2: Jeff Oliver||Comedian Jeff Oliver hasn't seen his Sudanese father since he was 13, even though he lives just a few hours away. What the heck!||6/16/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSorry About Your Dad Episode 1 - The Prologue||Presenting the Sorry About Your Dad podcast! Here is a little story about why I'm doing it. It's about dad issues, y'all!!||6/16/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
Interesting listen for anyone with a dad
For Anyone who's ever had a relationship with their dad, even more poignant if you've lost your dad. Basically people's life stories on their dad, so far, but I love how amy somehow ends up playing the role of therapist (though I don't think that is her intent in these posts). Definitely provides insight on relationship issues that are applicable even if it isn't father-child related. Always surprised how much emotion is invoked in me with each listen, especially since these are essentially the stories of complete strangers you have no reason to care about. Just my two cents... But I'll continue to listen.
There's often a tragic story behind a funny person
Sometimes it feels like I'm kind of listening to my social worker mother explain to me why she decided to divorce my dad. When the people who were there for you longer than anyone else you can remember suddenly aren't, coping with that loss, coping with bad memories that screw up what you want to believe about your childhood has a fundamental effect on your outlook. For better or worse. But if you can laugh it off, then maybe for the better.
Having been raised by a social worker, and then listening to a podcast made by a local comedian that I enjoy and send annoying tweets at who is also a social worker sometimes feels a little nostalgic. It's a good podcast though and if you're looking for something that's a lot more personal than yet another self-indulgent Internet career marketing scheme, then you should give it a listen.