Rad Dad, hosted by Kirill Zubovsky

24 EpisodesProduced by Kirill Zubovsky

Rad Dad is a podcast where intelligent dads share stories about startups, business and parenting. Hosted by Kirill Zubovsky.

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Dent founder Jason Preston on startups, kids, and making a difference

January 14th, 2019


Jason is a co-founder of Dent, a company that creates and supports a community of entrepreneurs, executives, and creatives who are driven to “put a dent in the universe.” He lives in Seattle with his wife Monica Guzman, …

Roel Williams. Foster care 101. Fight clubs, drugs, and legal abuse.

November 21st, 2018


When he was six years old, Roel lost his mom to cancer and ended up in the foster care. Abuse, drugs, physical violence and the entire system that is …

Emily Campbell. Parenting with intention.

November 8th, 2018


Emily Campbell is a product designer based out of Moab, Utah where she lives with her husband and three kids. She makes the money, he plays with the kids, and together they are having an adventure of a lifetime.

In …

Michael FitzGerald. CEO of Submittable.com (Missoula, Montana)

October 20th, 2018

Michael FitzGerald is the CEO of Submittable.com, a Missoula based company that helps businesses to accept, review, and make decisions on …

Adam Lisagor - The Face of the Silicon Valley (Sandwich Video)

September 12th, 2018


One day a film student from NYU changed advertising forever. In a few short months Adam became the man who did it all - he was producing, casting, directing and starring in for the ads of the most recognizable names in …

David Heinemeier Hansson (Founder of Ruby on Rails and Basecamp)

September 6th, 2018


David Heinemeier Hansson is the founder of Ruby on Rails and co-founder and CTO of Basecamp. He is an outspoken defender of living a fulfilling life, …

Serial entrepreneur empowers the next generation of creators (Dan Shapiro, founder of Glowforge)

July 12th, 2018


How do you enable your kids to create rather than consume? If you are a serial entrepreneur like Dan Shapiro, the answer is clear - make a device that can cut through any material with lasers, then put it in every …

Full-time freelancing with kids (Aubrey Johnson)

July 6th, 2018


Aubrey is a full-time designer living in Charleston, South Carolina. He was named one of Business Insider's Top 75 Designers in Technology and has …

Family life of a Venture Capitalist (Greg Gottesman, Pioneer Square Labs)

July 2nd, 2018


Family life with three kids, the rising costs of education and where AI and machine learning will take us. Venture Capitalist Greg Gottesman shares business stories, as well as tips on parenting and education. It's a …

John Cook - GeekWire co-founder shares the joys and challenges of running a business and being an involved dad

June 10th, 2018


Eight years ago John co-founded GeekWire.com and had a kid at the same time - Although life hasn’t always been easy, the only thing he regrets is not …

Zack Onisko, CEO of Dribbble, talks about the benefit for distributed teams on parenting and quality of life.

June 1st, 2018


A Bay Area native, Zack is a successful entrepreneur, wizard of all things growth, and currently the CEO of a company called Dribbble. While some of …

Sean Grover - When Kids Call The Shots

May 18th, 2018


Sean Grover is a psychotherapist from New York City, dad of two children, and an author of the book When Kids Call The Shots. For 25 years Sean has been teaching parents how to embrace their challenges and to create a …

Geoff Ralston - Y Combinator - The Future of Education

April 29th, 2018


Geoff Ralston is a successful investor and entrepreneur, living in the heart of Silicon Valley. He founded Yahoo Mail, invested in hundreds of …

Aviel Ginsburg - Startup founder and a VC on challenges of parenting a newborn baby

April 22nd, 2018


Aviel Ginsburg is a Managing Director of the Alexa Accelerator here in Seattle, Partner at Founders Co-op and Co-founder of Simply Measured. We talk about the founding of Simply Measured, what it’s like to be a new dad, …

Startup founder talks raising a multicultural family in the age of Trump - Giri Sreenivas

April 4th, 2018


Son of an Indian immigrant family, Giri is a Stanford graduate and a co-founder of Privacy Labs, a local Bellevue Washington startup. We talk about raising two kids in the new world filled with devices, what his company …

The humble life of a San Francisco VC (Parker Thompson)

February 21st, 2018


Parker Thompson is a Silicon Valley founder turned VC, known to many in startup circles for his anonymous personality of Startup L. Jackson. Hear Parker’s story and advice on raising three kids in a fast-paced world of …

🤘 Caspar Babypants - Raising kids and finding yourself at the same time.

February 3rd, 2018


Caspar Babypants is an adored Seattle-based musician and a songwriter. Previously known as the lead singer of The Presidents of the …

Eric Koester. Professor at Georgetown. Startup founder. Lawyer.

January 29th, 2018


How do we make sure that when our kids grow older, they're happy and successful in life? To help answer this question my guest today is Professor …

Life and adventure with a newborn (Mike Folden, Videographer & Creative)

January 15th, 2018


We are joined here by Mike Folden and his son River. Mike is a filmmaker, photographer, and now a dad. Mike and his wife Priya are avid explorers of …

Divorce, startups, and children. Dad's journey. (Matt Wallington)

January 3rd, 2018


In this episode we talk to my friend Matt Wallington about his experiences of raising kids while at startups, then at Amazon, and how those impacted him, his kids and his marriage. We also talk about getting through a …

Oleksiy Kovyrin - Do dads get post-pardum depression?

December 17th, 2017


When Oleksiy’s daughter was first born, he didn’t feel the love for his child. Quite the opposite, he felt that his daughter was a new source of …

Should you follow your passion in life? (Michael Parenteau)

December 2nd, 2017


My guest today is my friend Michael Parentau, a dad of a teenage daughter and a rad human being. Michael is many things. He is an artist, a product designer, a developer, and a creative.

In this episode we will talk …

Galen Ward - Founder of Estately.com

December 1st, 2017


Galen Ward is a CEO of a tech company and a father of two awesome girls. Listen and learn how to share the labor of parenting with your partner and how to set your kids up for success from the young age.

Do you want to …

Matt Shobe. Co-founder Feedburner and Mty.AI

December 1st, 2017


Matt Shobe is a father of 3 boys, a serial entrepreneur, a private pilot and a rad dad, who came to the podcast to talk about startups and what it takes to have a happy family while you are busy building a rocket ship.

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