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100% Dad Podcast with Townsend Russell

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This podcast is encouraging dads and providing wisdom to dads. Hosted by "America's Dad" Townsend Russell. Find more information on and follow @100dad Support this podcast:

65 Episodes | 2019 - 2022

S3 E22 Chris Lake Author of HELP YOUR TODDLER MEET THEIR MILESTONES: 101 Behavior Hacks

December 27th, 2022


Chris Lake is the author of “Help Your Toddler Meet Their Milestones: 101 Behavior Hacks.”  

He is a native New Yorker who has been working with children with developmental delays across the past two decades. He …

S3 E21 Linesman Daniel Spencer Fights Substance abuse and drops 100lbs

December 22nd, 2022


Daniel is a So Cal Dad and Husband. Linesman by trade. Nearly died in a high voltage mishap. Overcame addiction and turned his life around including …

S3 E20 Porn to purpose founder Matt Sinkovitz

October 19th, 2022


Matt Sinkovitz is a teacher of personal & spiritual development, a Buddhist minister, and a Counselor helping men quit their embarrassing, destructive, toxic porn addictions and rekindle real relationships.   

Matt …

S3 E19 Jim Van Allan combines communication skills with family on the 100% Dad Podcast

October 11th, 2022


Dr. Jim Van Allan is an accomplished speaker and trainer with clients across the country. He specializes in using a unique blend of audience engagement and high energy to make workshops and keynote speeches come alive.  

S3E18 How Being an Entrepreneur almost ruined his family with Jim Sabellico

September 29th, 2022


Jim Sabellico started his first business at 8, mowing lawns and saw early financial success. Developed an unhealthy definition of success based on …

S3 E 17 with Author Gramps Jeffrey "I Don't Want To Turn 3"

August 5th, 2022


Gramps Jeffrey has 4 kids and 6 grandchildren and looks at how the kids are growing up as a baby boomer trying to understand how the world has …

S3 E16 Michael LaRocque of The Revived Couple and Men's Coach

July 21st, 2022


Michael’s 20 years of experience within the construction industry in which he found himself in leadership roles at a young age, winning a nationwide …

S3: E15 Teaching life lessons while having fun with Curt Jordan of Kong Academy

May 26th, 2022


Curt is a monkey. He runs around, climbs on top of things, swings from lamp posts, and is excited to play with everyone!  He has trained and worked as a physical therapy assistant, paramedic, personal trainer, …

S3:14 Alan Smyth, Author of "Men Fight for me" and Innocence Project Director talk human trafficking

May 9th, 2022


Alan serves as the Executive Director for Saving Innocence, an anti-human trafficking, community-based organization focused on child victims of sex trafficking.  Based in Los Angeles,  You can learn more about Saving …

S3:E13 Gregory Dickow Father of 5 with a new way to calm the soul

April 29th, 2022


For more than 25 years, Gregory Dickow has helped millions of people find healing, hope and transformation through the goodness, love, and grace of Jesus Christ. He is the founder and senior pastor of Life Changers …

S3 E12 Dr. Larry Waldman on Discipline, Behavior, and Communication

April 22nd, 2022


Dr. Waldman is a recently semi-retired certified school psychologist and licensed clinical, forensic psychologist in Phoenix, Arizona.  He conducted …

S3 E11 QBQ Best Selling Author John G Miller on Personal Accountability for Dads and Kids

April 15th, 2022


John Miller is best selling author of QBQ! The Question Behind the Question. With over a million copies sold and countless speaking engagements, John …

S3E10 2X Best Selling Author Chris Hogan and the ways men can improve in fatherhood

April 8th, 2022


Chris Hogan is an entrepreneur, author, speaker, motivator, and finance expert. He has authored 2 national bestsellers and has spoken on some of the greatest stages in America. He has 3 boys (all teenagers), Kentucky …

S3:E9 Mike Ficara talks state of the school system and entrepreneurship

April 1st, 2022


Mike Ficara is an entrepreneur and consultant. He's worked in a variety of industries going from the classroom to the boardroom, which provided …

S3:E8 Interviews with Dads Curt Storring with Dad.Work talks Anger Management

March 27th, 2022


We speak with Curt Storring, a dad that made a huge turnaround from a dark aggressive pessimist to a great father and husband. This was one of my favorite episodes because it's a subject we don't cover very often. Inner …

S3:E7 What is Masculinity with The Fallible Man Brent Dowlen

March 19th, 2022


We are joined by Brent with The Fallible Man Podcast, your home for all things Man, Husband, and Father. Brent provides the content to help men become the men they want to be. His content is dedicated to Men striving to …

S3:E6 Interviews with Dads - Georgia Realtor - New Dad- Joseph Kalina

March 12th, 2022


Joesph Kalina of the Kalina Brothers Real Estate team in Georgia talk about his transformation from a guy who didn't want kids to a dad who wants to be the best version of himself for his kids.   

100% Dad has been …

S3:E5 Brad Baldridge with Taming the High Cost of College joins Interviews with Dads

February 25th, 2022


Brad Baldridge, CFP®, is a College Funding Consultant specializing in late-stage college funding planning and the chief podcaster of Taming The High …

S3:E4 Interviews with Dads featuring Will Atchison

February 18th, 2022


Will reached out and joins us on a long podcast. We talk a lot about his starting a new insurance business and his outlook on being a dad. Will has a …

S3 Dads in Bad Marriages: more critical, give less positive feedback, are more withdrawn

February 8th, 2022


This podcast episode digs into the importance of not staying in a bad marriage and an emphasis on keeping your marriage strong.   

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S3:E3 New Dad Tip about Breastfeeding with @the_breastfeeding_father

January 26th, 2022


In this episode we speak about a little-discussed topic in the father community. We discuss the pros and cons of breastfeeding and the role dad can …

S3:E2 Gene Rice Author of Grad to Grown Up join Interviews with Dads Podcast

January 16th, 2022


GENE RICE is the author of Grad to Grown Up, a leading executive in retained recruiting, placing over 1000 executives while building one of the largest search firms in the world. He is also chairman of Rice Cohen …

S3:E1 IWD with Johnny Eastman AKA @TheTattooedHusband

January 9th, 2022


The Tattooed Husband Johnny Eastman resides near Knoxville, Tennessee so while we were in town we caught up and recorded a podcast. …

S2:E14 IWD with Dr. Shirag Shemmessian

November 11th, 2021


Dr. Shemmassian was born in Los Angeles to Armenian parents who immigrated to the United States from Lebanon. He now resides in San Diego with his …

Reasons not to stay in a miserable marriage

October 7th, 2021


This episode is about why I disagree with the notion of "Stick it out and be miserable for the kids." It's not good for the kids. 100% Pro-Marriage & 100% against being miserable and a compromised dad.   

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S2: E13 Vegas Vacation with the Family Featuring Mac from Circus Circus

September 1st, 2021


We did what I always said I would not do. I took my kids to vegas. There were circumstances that lead to it. In the end I Genuie Piged my family for …

6 Things that crushed Dads in the last 50 years

August 12th, 2021


The role of Dad has been run thru the gauntlet. It's been beaten up, mocked, and rejected over and over. It's time for that to change. To understand …

3 Easy ways for Dad to win with money

August 7th, 2021


Finance is one of my favorite topics. The challenge is how to make it easy to teach. With so many opportunities to dive deep, I tried keeping this one simple. 3 simple things dad can do to win with money.   

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5 ways to prevent your death from destroying your family

August 2nd, 2021


Death is sad enough already. Let's avoid making it worse by setting up your family to crumble after they bury you.   

Original Blog is here 

6 tips for Great Eating Kids

July 28th, 2021


Struggles with kids not eating and throwing fits around mealtime are the norm. Here are 6 tips aimed at fixing the root issues that result in kids …

Are you Worried about Raising a Snowflake?

July 24th, 2021


This blog stems from how many times snowflakes are mentioned in our comment section.   

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Why I Sold My Business

July 22nd, 2021


I get asked a lot what was the reason I decided to sell our businesses in Nov of 2019. There were several factors at play.   

The original Blog is …

S2: E 12 IRONDAD joins the 100% Dad Podcast for Dad.

July 16th, 2021


IronDad stumbled across 100% Dad while we were in Palm Springs, California. I had flown out to Maryland to help a family member with some things and he started blowing up my phone. We got to meet the night I flew back, …

S2:E11 Marc and Ed from Organization for Social Media Safety Join Interviews with Dads From LA, Cali

June 6th, 2021


This episode of Interviews with Dads brings us a compelling story about unprovoked blindside violence all for a chance to gain fame via video. Every …

S2:E10 Daniel D'Souza Joins "Interviews with Dad's" Podcast from Seattle Washington

June 2nd, 2021


Daniel joins this episode from Seattle. He is an entrepreneur Dad. Recently launched a new family business and is committed to providing for his family. This episode we recorded in an airport in between flights. Forgive …

S2:E9 Dad Advice Project-Podcast Interviews with Dads

May 19th, 2021


Meet Craig Kessler. Corporate executive. Great wife. 3 kids. Still finds a way to make family a priority. So much so that he requested his own friends to give him advice. Those friends contributed to a fantastic read …

S2:E8 Mike Stewer Joins Interviews with Dads Podcast. Faith and family discussion.

May 17th, 2021


In this episode, we talk with Mike Stewert. A dedicated faithful servant of Christ and dedicated faithful husband and dad. Mike works hard with some …

S2:E7 Brian w/ Declan James Watch joins podcast Interviews with Dads

April 27th, 2021


Brian is a former Navy Seal turned entrepreneur. He has started a watch company and is using lessons learned while serving to guide his business and family decisions. Check this one out!!  

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S2:E6 100% Dad Podcast Redefining Manliness

April 15th, 2021


We covered quite a bit in this episode.We got our first 3 person podcast under our belt. Long podcast but it was packed and covered with good info! We get into the discussion of being a new Dad because Jonathon is …

100% Dad Podcast S2:E5 Robert from Apple TV movie DADS talks co-parenting and his sons heart defect

February 16th, 2021


Robert has a fascinating story. He finds out he is having an unexpected son and demands the mom "take care of it" and refuses to believe he is the dad. A very quick change of heart occurs and he turns it all around and …

Ryan the Dad Model World Traveler Christian Co-Parent Dancing superstar S2:E4

February 12th, 2021


This episode had just about everything. Ryan is a class act. Relies heavily on his faith and loves to share the WORD. He's is what ladies call "handsome". Add to that his desire to be a fantastic dad and a highly …

Tommy Flames talks about becoming an entrepreneur and instilling values in his kids. S2:E3

February 9th, 2021


This was a long one, I mean we could have gone on for hours. Small business is one of my favorite topics. I love seeing a guy like this start …

IWD- Kyle Mitchell Discusses Social Anxiety with Dads and Kids S2:E2

January 25th, 2021


I was hanging out at NASA when we recorded this podcast. Season 2 Episode 2 with Kyle Mitchell. Kyle came on and we discussed social anxiety in regards to Dads and Kids. We talked about some tactics to help and how to …

IWD- Mark Talks having 5 daughters and a recent Divorce

January 18th, 2021


Mark is California raised and now a Texas resident.  

Mark has 5 girls and that's not a typo. He has 5 girls. 

He is recently divorced after about 16 years and about a year out of recovery from a stroke.   

Mark had …

IWD- Charlie C from OKC

December 9th, 2020


Charlie is a big man with a big heart. I'm 6'2 and felt puny.  

I met Charlie because I needed to rent a space with good internet to catch up on my files and do zoom conference. Charlie has the space!!   Charlie has 7 …

IWD- David M From New Mexico

October 30th, 2020


David Mendoca joins me on an episode of interviews with Dads. David is a hard-working dude. Traveling linemen has been his primary occupation. He is also really self-aware in the moment. So when his wife got sick he was …

Interviews with dads- Efrain Reyes

August 27th, 2020


Efrain joins me from California. We talk Hispanic culture, lower income struggles, and the biggest causes of challenges for kids.


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IWD- Ceasar from Houston

August 5th, 2020


Ceasar answered the casting call. He works hard in the oil industry down in Texas. He has a super longterm relationship with his high school girl and …

Interviews with dads-Manny Torres

July 17th, 2020


Manny gets to chat with me while I sit in my truck! Manny is married with 2 kids. Working from home and trying to be the best dad he can be.


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Interviews with Dads - Your Cre8tivity Dylan Mazziotti

July 17th, 2020


We do a joint podcast with Your Cre8tivity host Dylan Mazziotti.


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George Bell Episode 11 Interviews with Dads.

June 27th, 2020


George is awesome. Vet living the man's mans dream. Teaching people how to survive and shoot guns. Unfortunately he podcasts and drives so we got cut short......tsk tsk


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Episode 10 100%Dad Evan Nicholosi

June 27th, 2020


Evan Gives us some southern hospitality on his back porch in mississippi. Cigars. bourbon. foster. adoption. banking. random words or topics of discussion? you decide.


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Interviews with Dads- Brian London Ep 8

June 26th, 2020


Brian is one of my favorite people. He always makes me laugh. Hes a little stiff in this episode but I still like talking to him. And hes a Bradley Cooper impersonator apparently.


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100% Dad Episode 9 interviews with dads. Jacob Tilton

June 26th, 2020


We talk with jacob Tilton. One of 10 siblings. has 3 kids. grew up on thousands of acres. Former farmer now history teacher.


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100% Dad Episode 007- Interviews with Dads- Jacob Wade

May 2nd, 2020


Jacob Wade. The budget master. Dad of 3 and living full time on the road.

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100% Dad Episode 006- Interviews with Dads- Trey Morgan

May 2nd, 2020


We are joined by a texas pastor of 4 boys that literally wrote the book on marriage!!

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100% Dad Ep 5 (2) Interviews with Dads- Joe Smith

May 2nd, 2020


We have Joe Smith. Military Dad. PA. Living in South Dakota. Talking everything from covid to youth weightlifting. 

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Interviews with Dads - Ep. 5 - Mo Greene

October 23rd, 2019


We enjoyed talking to him on his podcast, Dad Hard with a Podcast, so much that we decided to bring him on our show. Interviews with Dads chats with …

Interviews with Dads - Ep. 4 - Shawn Morris

October 16th, 2019


We talk with Shawn Morris, founder of Hick Life, an outdoor, lifestyle brand, and chat with him about how childhood cancer has affected his life and …

Guest Spot - 100% DAD on Dad Hard with a Podcast

October 9th, 2019


I had the pleasure of featuring on Hard Dad with a Podcast this week! We talked everything 100% DAD, from erasing dads' label of "the family idiot", …

Interviews with Dads - Ep 3 Sivyer

September 25th, 2019


Back again by popular demand is the 100% DAD segment, Interviews with Dads. Tune in here... 

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100% Dad- Interview with Dads- Episode 2- Louie Boulier

August 26th, 2019


We changed the format. We will continue to improve.
We Have Louie Boulier on and he floors me with some information at the top of the show.
We talk …

Pilot Episode 1 - 100%Dad- Intro and honesty

June 3rd, 2019


Episode 1 and introduction of 100% Dad. This episode explains the what, why, and who. We dabble on the importance of being honest and having integrity.


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