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The HeyDad Podcast

42 EpisodesProduced by HeyDadWebsite

Three brothers and one other guy talk about Dad life

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41: More Quarantine Life (or: "I'm too fat for my jorts")

May 20th, 2020

1:06:38

The phrase "HeyDad's stupidest episode ever" gets thrown around a lot these days, but we're pretty confident this one takes the throne. 

We discuss apartment timeshares, discover maternity clothes, debate the best ways …

40: Ryan Rucker (or: My Favorite GirlDad)

April 14th, 2020

53:10

*This episode was recorded pre-Coronavirus, so you will hear a glorious dearth of quarantine, social-distancing, shelter-in-place, etc. references.

39: Quarantine Life (or: "I meant it as a compliment.")

March 31st, 2020

57:19

Well y'all we're sheltering in place. Spending a whole lot of time with our families. Allowing more screen time than ever. 

So do you want to listen …

38: Potty Training (or: "You're not ready for Module 4")

January 13th, 2020

33:19

Happy New Year! It's time for a topic that's been requested a lot - potty training!

The guys discuss the various ways they've messed this up, judging other parents, mailing it in, and provide zero practical advice. 

Special episode: Guns (or: "we're here to ruin Thanksgiving.")

November 27th, 2019

1:31:02

We're back with a very different episode from our usual silliness. 

Kevin goes deep into the issue of guns and mass shootings in America, prompted by the fears that he (and so many others) feel when dropping their kids …

37: Back to School (or: "Yard Duty Tenure.")

November 22nd, 2019

50:07

School's been back in for a while so we should probably talk about it. 

Parent teacher conferences, standing up to fake bullies, explicit lanyards, …

36: Halloween (or: "Depression Peanuts and G.I. Joe Turds”)

November 12th, 2019

59:25

Halloween recap! The guys talk about a T-Rex fight at school, Tyler's encounter with a banshee, Kevin calls his sweet beautiful oldest son a wuss, …

35: Andy's Vasectomy (or: "You're still a man.")

October 29th, 2019

44:16

And we're back!

Season 3 kicks off with quite possibly our best episode ever. There comes a time in a man's life when he needs to stop making people. That moment recently came for Andy, and naturally Tyler and Kevin …

34: Performance Review (or: "San Francisco's hottest club is...")

July 25th, 2019

48:58

If being a dad is "the most important job you'll ever have," then it's time for a performance review. Tyler does some very basic internet research on …

33: Shea Serrano (or: "Splotch and Blob")

July 9th, 2019

55:01

A very special epsiode of the HeyDad Podcast, where we get a chance to interview Shea Serrano from The Ringer. He's an amazing writer, full-on Thing …

32: Father's Day (or: "I text you every time I try")

June 11th, 2019

43:58

It's Father's Day! So naturally we asked the only non-dad on the show to talk about his parenting angst. 

Tyler shares his perspective on losing the "non" in his title, and the rest of the guys share about how and why …

31: Lies (or: "Did you know in the olden days everyone drank blood?")

June 4th, 2019

38:38

Lies! A story about Kevin's 1st grader regularly coming home with wildly incorrect information becomes a wider conversation about lying and kids.

30: Mother's Day (or: "Somehow we got our mom to be on the podcast!")

May 10th, 2019

41:06

Mother's Day!

The guys describe how watching our wives give birth makes us borderline worship them, Tyler seamlessly works a Beyonce reference into a discussion about birth, we all talk about some of the things we love …

29: The FurBaby Special (or: "it's time to talk about non-dad stuff")

April 22nd, 2019

39:20

Tyler takes the wheel and finally gets his chance to convince us that having a dog is like having a kid. 


Tyler lays out the similarities, Andy makes some confessions, and Derek finds a way to mention his remodel …

28: Cleaning (or: that fat dude from Seinfeld got eaten on the toilet")

April 2nd, 2019

55:18

How, just how does everything get so messy so quickly? The podfathers discuss messiness, conflict about said messiness, expectation setting, and how to deal with one of the more annoying realities of parenting.  You …

27: Worrying (or: "is it legal to bleach a kid’s mouth?")

March 6th, 2019

36:08

Having a kid turns even the most optimistic of us into worriers. You love them so much and they're so dumb and dangerous and helpless. In this episode we talk about irrational worries, the co-parenting dynamic when one …

26: My kid is too hard on himself (or: "You failed because you were ticklish")

February 21st, 2019

33:21

Episode 26. What do you do when your kid is too hard on himself? What is the right amount of worrying about a kid? Is it ok to project current behavior into the future (what will be be like when he's 15)? How do you …

25: Parenting for an Audience (or: "Blueberry-related crimes.")

February 6th, 2019

42:19

Heyoooo it's new episode time. Today we're talking about when you have to be a dad in front of other people, and all of the complications that brings. Derek lives at his in-laws for two months, Andy delegates potty …

24: Secrets (or: "She sees surprises as insults")

January 23rd, 2019

48:45

Y'all be cool ok it's time to talk about secrets. Specifically, how our kids cannot handle them at all and make the process of keeping any kind of …

23: Holiday (or: "Did...did someone tell you?")

December 18th, 2018

34:26

Holiday episode! We're not gonna bury the lede here, Derek uncorks an incredible story at the end of this episode that will shake you to your very …

22: Keeping Score (or: "This Nintendo Switch ain't gonna buy itself.")

December 10th, 2018

30:29

Episode 22 is all about keeping score, the pettiest, most tempting, and most unsatisfying aspect of co-parenting. (Extremely Emperor Palpatine voice): Good, gooooood, let the resentment grow.
This is part two of the …

21: Who's going to take care of me? (or: "Welcome to podcast therapy.")

November 26th, 2018

46:11

Season Premiere! The long wait is over.
This episode centers on a conversation we've been having a lot lately: how do I take care of myself while I'm taking care of all of these other people? How do I ask for help? Do I …

20: Sports (or: "My strength will overcome my chubby big brother")

November 14th, 2018

57:10

Season finale! Podcasts are doing "seasons" now, and we're not trying to get left out so guess what? SEASON FINALE.
So many questions left unanswered for next season. Will they? Won't they? Who shot Mr. Burns? Will these …

19: Back to School (or: "Bedtime club? Tell me more!")

October 24th, 2018

41:13

Back to school means so many things. Exhausted kids, annoying pick-up dads, pants-peeing, trolling kindergartners by making them spell hippopatamus, …

18: Work-Mode vs. Dad-Mode (or: "This is my mom, this is the spoon. Anyway, my room's upstairs")

September 24th, 2018

35:42

Episode 18 is all about the topic we get asked about more than any other - the transition from work-mode to dad-mode. Why is it so hard?
Also Kevin talks about the carte blanche he's given his kids to make fun of him, …

17: Road Trips (or: "You know what? You drive.")

August 29th, 2018

46:00

We're back! The guys talk through how traveling is so different post-kids, all of us confess to being mediocre + overly sensitive drivers, and Tyler tells us all how he lost the security deposit on his RV rental.
Plus, …

16: Technology (or: "A Tantrum in a Goat Field.")

July 24th, 2018

36:34

We're back with episode 16! The guys talk about technology and our pathetic attempts to integrate it into our kids' lives without ruining them. Andy …

15: Ask HeyDad (or: "The entire male species can't possibly be collectively continually constipated?")

June 27th, 2018

32:00

You have questions, we have answers maybe. We're tackling the big stuff - why dads take so long to poop, how to be encouraging without being …

14: Father's Day (or: "I go ham in that bath")

June 13th, 2018

35:01

Father's Day y'all! The most important day of the year approaches and buckle up because we are extra full of ourselves this week. Tyler's gift to the …

13: Launch (or: "HeyDad.com is LIVE!")

May 25th, 2018

30:32

HeyDad.com is finally live! The guys celebrate the launch of HeyDad.com, we talk about the journey to get to this point (What. A. Ride.), what we hope it accomplishes, and how you can join.
Also, the guys pitch Kevin on …

12: Extra Credit (or: "No one gave your wife a parade...")

May 1st, 2018

35:54

Confession time on the HeyDad podcast. Even though we do a (marginally) good job projecting our woke, feminist, bona fides...sometimes deep down we're still cavemen. In this episode we get into the idea of extra credit …

11: The Day I Became a Dad (or: "Here at Kaiser we value skin-to-skin time.")

April 4th, 2018

28:11

Usually it's just moms telling their birth stories and stealing all of the glory because they actually had the baby - but we were kinda involved too! …

10: The 10th Episode Extravaganza (or: "What a Ride")

March 20th, 2018

28:20

Episode 10! The guys get together to look back on their immense success. We share some of the clips and stories that we weren't able to fit into previous episodes, since the listening public can only handle so much …

09: Your Problems are Stupid (or: "At least I got to feel superior?")

March 6th, 2018

37:06

The last few weeks we've been busy working on all the other HeyDad stuff - shooting our promo video and getting HeyDad.com closer to launch - but we're back, and as self-important as ever! In this episode, we talk about …

08: Where Did My Friends Go? (or: "Good Dad, Bad Friend.")

January 25th, 2018

33:42

Having kids makes building and maintaining friendships waaaay more complicated. Tyler (non-Dad) and the three dads hash it out - why don't we see each other as much? Why is it such a big deal to miss a kid's nap? Why …

07: Taking Family Photos (or: "So I Want to Talk About Andy Taking His Pants Off")

January 8th, 2018

46:08

Taking family photos is inarguably the worst thing there is. The guys talk about why we even bother, explore the seemingly illogical desire for a third party to tell you that your kids are bad, and we interview a …

06: Holiday (or: "A Sharecropper in a John Steinbeck Novel")

December 12th, 2017

33:10

The Holidays! The guys talk about presents, Santa, managing expectations, we get into some hot takes about Holiday-themed coffee drinks...all the …

05: Josh Lovelace (or: "Danny Trejo and the Terrific Trejo Band")

November 30th, 2017

32:53

Our first interview! Josh Lovelace of NEEDTOBREATHE joins us to talk about his new kids record: "Josh Lovelace and Friends Present: Young Folk" (it …

04: Thanksgiving (or: "Chain Wallets at JC Penney")

November 16th, 2017

33:13

Thanksgiving! Turkey, mashed potatoes, football, family and (once upon a time)...sweet sweet naps. The guys talk about navigating Thanksgiving with kids, Derek pays a weird homage to his dad via "stuffin' muffins," and …

03: Vacation (or: "The Vacation Dad Abides")

November 6th, 2017

38:02

Vacation Dad - can he be more than a cranky, hurried, harried ruiner of fun? The guys discuss vacations, how they've changed post-kids, and what to do about it. Derek's kids learn a swear word (kinda), Andy steals some …

02: Getting Pregnant (or: "Are You Sad? You Should Birth Me")

November 6th, 2017

30:42

Episode 2 is all about how the guys made babies. We discuss gas station nachos, Kevin's x-men baby that heals from the womb, and Tyler learns where …

01: Pilot (or: "I'm the Only One that Drives a Sweet Motorcycle")

November 4th, 2017

32:01

In this inaugural episode, the guys talk about why they're starting the podcast, lie about riding motorcycles, discuss why Coach Taylor is the GOAT TV dad, learn what the STEM acronym means, rant about bad Ziploc …

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