The Fatherly Podcast
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Eavesdrop as famous and notable fathers join an open, honest, and frequently strange conversation between journalists Joshua David Stein and Krishna Andavolu, who are doing the very best they can. Come for the jokes, stay for the realness. Come for the celebrities, stay for stories. Come for the advice, stay because you're stuck in traffic. No matter how you use it, The Fatherly Podcast is the perfect weekly listen for imperfect parents - proven to help, amuse, and stop hair loss.
||CleanA Few Laughs Short of a Funny: Why Don't My Kids Like My Jokes?||Joshua David Stein speaks to USC comedy professor, film director, and master of funny Barnet Kellman about what makes kids laugh and how to get those giggles without undermining paternal authority or scaring anyone. Looking for other means of entertaining his kids, Joshua then calls Allan Kronzek, author of "Grandpa Magic," and almost destroys his septum trying to make a straw disappear into his nose.||12/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNo One Has Ever Had It All: Why Does the Patriarchy Suck for Patriarchs?||Joshua David Stein and co-host Krishna Andavolu chat about the difficulties of establishing a healthy life-work balance with author and commentator Amy Westervelt, who drops some truth bombs about what it means to do unpaid labor and the barriers to happiness in corporatized America.||11/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAn Overflowing Gravy Boat of Lies: How Am I Supposed to Thanksgiving Now?||Joshua David Stein chats with Tracy Wilson, host of the podcast 'Stuff You Missed in History Class,' about what actually went down in 1621 and David Weeden, tribal historian of the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe, about his family celebrates Thanksgiving (spoiler: cautiously).||11/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSomewhere Between Raffi and a Viking: Who Knew Being a Dad Was So Hard?||Joshua David Stein is joined by Viceland reporter Krishna Andavolu to talk about managing exhaustion, going home to see a legendary kid-rock icon in concert, and following the migrant caravan through Mexico. Then Joshua talks to fellow father Björn Ahlander, captain of the world's largest operational Viking ship, about how to be a little bit tougher and a lot bit more Swedish.||11/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 3 Trailer||Season Three of The Fatherly Podcast, with Joshua David Stein and Krishna Andavolu, starts August 15th!||8/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMaz Jobrani Won’t Wear A Turban…Even for Chuck Norris||This week’s guest, Maz Jobrani, appears on CBS’ Superior Donuts and on his own Netflix standup special, Immigrant. As the father of two young children and one of the few Iranian-Americans on television, Jobrani consciously turns down terrorist roles...much to the dismay of Chuck Norris. Join us as Maz discusses bringing up his kids, his own father (“He reminded me of Vito Corleone”) and the right way to do ethnic humor.||4/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJunot Diaz On His First Children’s Book And Why He’ll Never Have Kids||Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Junot Diaz stops by to discuss the recent release of his first children’s book, Islandborn, but ends up opening up about why he’ll never be a father himself. Later on, Fatherly’s science editor, Josh Krisch, stops by to discuss at what age children develop thoughts on race.||4/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRobert Patrick Isn’t a Bad Guy, He Just Played One in Terminator 2||The legendary heavy, Robert Patrick, rose to fame as T-1000 in Terminator 2. But the Georgia-raised son of an engineer has had a long and colorful knockabout life. He also has a son and a daughter and many, many thoughts about raising children. Also, Josh Krisch, our Science Editor, drops some science on why a gravelly voice like Patrick’s is so damn trustworthy.||3/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBeyond Whitelash: Van Jones On Being The Stern Father Of America's Left||Author and host of CNN's "The Van Jones Show," Van Jones swings by to discuss how to fight with your friends (nicely), how to fight with your enemies (even more nicely), and whether white kids should dress up as "Black Panther" hero T'challa. Later, Fatherly's Science Editor Josh Krisch stops by to discuss how to teach trauma to a kid without traumatizing them.||3/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGlenn Beck on Mixing Bleach and Ammonia, Performance and Opinion and Admitting You're Wrong||Glenn Beck, conservative host of the Glenn Beck Program and long time provocateur, has made a career of lighting fires. Now he's on a mission to extinguish a few. Fatherly host Joshua David Stein and Beck talk about his newfound moderation, wrestling with his family history and raising four kids of his own.||3/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDo Gurus Go Grocery Shopping? Talking Fatherhood, Ego and Momos with Buddhist Leader Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche||As the leader of the Shambhala Buddhist lineage, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche travels the world, both teaching seminars and in retreat. The 55-year-old is also the father of three young daughters. Here the Sakyong — the author of, most recently, The Lost Art of Good Conversation — discusses finding the balance between being a leader to hundreds of thousands and the daddy to three. Later on in the program, Josh Krisch joins us for a special edition of Oh Hey Science called Oh Hey God...and Science. Besides being Fatherly’s science editor, Krisch is a Orthodox rabbi and a father of two himself. He and host Joshua David Stein discuss balancing a spiritual life and a family life.||3/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOut To Sea: Legendary Surfer Laird Hamilton On Riding Giants and Raising Daughters||For the last 53 years, Laird Hamilton has been pushing the boundaries of what the human body can do. Here, the controversial inventor of big wave surfing and father of three daughters, opens up on how being a dad has — or has not — affected his appetite for risk and why, sometimes, courting disaster is the best choice a dad can make.||2/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCatching up with Antonio Cromartie. Father of Fourteen||Antonio Cromartie, the NFL great and father of 14 — yes, 14 — on going from cornerback to stay-at-home dad and becoming a reality television star. Plus, Fatherly science editor Josh Krisch on when and why vasectomies fail.||2/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChef Massimo Bottura, the visionary chef, is as creative as a dad as he is in his kitchen. He has to be.||In the final episode of the first season, Joshua David Stein sits down with Massimo Bottura, who runs one of the best restaurants in the world, who opens up about raising his son Charlie, who is severely developmentally disabled and how creativity takes all forms. Also, Josh Krisch explains why all tantrums are basically the same. Season two of The Fatherly Podcast will launch in 2018 - Be sure to follow The Fatherly Podcast on iHeartRadio, or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts.||12/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJohn Legend Is Our Father Award Honoree||This episode we visit John Legend, producer, musician, activist, father of Luna and husband of Chrissy. Legend opens up about his own childhood, the dangers of misunderstanding the history and making his daughter giggle. Also Fatherly's science editor Josh Krisch on the longtail effect of crappy parenting. Be sure to follow The Fatherly Podcast on iHeartRadio, or subscriber wherever you listen to podcasts.||12/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Father Remembers: Mark Barden of Sandy Hook Promise on his Son, Daniel Barden||This week we mark the fifth anniversary of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School by listening to one father, Mark Barden, remember his son, Daniel Barden, one of the twenty children killed that day. We could have recorded thousands of episodes like this one — in 2017 alone, 681 children have either died or been injured as a result of gun violence — but today, we remember one child through the words of his father.||12/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAt Home with Gay Talese||This week, Joshua David Stein visits the legendary writer Gay Talese in his home to discuss famous fathers, famous sons and the pain of becoming an ex-father in law. Plus, Josh Krisch finally answers whether it's quality time or quantity of time that really matters.||11/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Questionnaire Special featuring Michael Strahan. Sterling K. Brown and Stephen Chbosky||This week, we've collected three of our favorite questionnaires, NFL legend Michael Strahan; star of NBC's This Is Us Sterling K. Brown; and Stephen Chbosky, director of the new film Wonder. Plus host Joshua David Stein has a question of his own and science editor Josh Krisch answers it. No, single women and married men can not be friends.||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLife on the Wire: A conversation with Nik Wallenda, plus revisiting the Marshmallow Experiment||In this episode Joshua David Stein is joined by Nik Wallenda, a seventh-generation highwire walker. Wallenda opens up about self-doubt, family tragedy and why he encouraged his son to join the Marines. Plus, science editor Josh Krisch on what the famous Marshmallow Experiment really teaches us and a live musical performance from the What's Cooking Hot Two.||11/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTom Colicchio on Wrestling with the Past Plus A Conversation with a 7-Year-Old Bowhunting Beauty Queen||This week Joshua David Stein is joined with chef Tom Colicchio (Top Chef) to discuss hunger in America, and the struggle to raise just kids. Plus Josh Krisch reveals some upsetting studies about role models and JDS chats with Sadie, a seven-year-old beauty queen from Bumpass, Virginia. Enjoying The Fatherly Podcast? Be sure to share this episode with a friend.||11/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFrank Grillo on Fighting plus a Musical Ode to Flu Season||This week Joshua David Stein sits down with actor Frank Grillo (Netflix’s Wheelman) to discuss how to raise kids who know how to defend themselves but who don’t become bullies. Plus Josh Krisch examines the effects of yelling at your kids (they aren’t good) and JDS unveils a song about Flu Season. Enjoying The Fatherly Podcast? Be sure to share this episode with a friend.||10/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKen Burns on War and Sons, Plus Jokes from a Six-Year-Old||In the inaugural episode of the Fatherly Podcast, host Joshua David Stein talks to documentarian (and father of four) Ken Burns about war, the draft, grilled chicken thighs and something Burns calls hudging-mudging. Later on, Stein has an in-depth conversation with a six-year-old girl named Joey (set to lounge music) and Fatherly science editor Josh Krisch explains the creepiest stages of self-awareness, aka The Jessica Stage.||10/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing The Fatherly Podcast||Coming soon! Follow on iHeartRadio, or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts.||10/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
I am not a father but I found each episode to be incredibily heartwarming. It's not often that we get to hear such intimate details from a dad's view, especially famous fathers. The Tom Colicchio episode was my favorite thus far. Looking forward to hearing more from Fatherly!
Entertaining & Insightful!
Impressed with the variety of guests who happen to be parents. The interviews offer great insights on life, intimate conversations, and parenting.
A thoughtful, humane and fascinating listening experience
Rich with insights, confessions and generally useful life lessons. You will laugh out loud, cry in your hands and come away with one new nugget to bring back to the people you love each episode.
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