The HeyDad Podcast

The HeyDad Podcast

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33: Shea Serrano (or: “Splotch and Blob”)
Jul 9 • 55 min
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 on the Internet, and a Dad of three boys. We talk about positivity, hard conversations with his kids, and…
32: Father’s Day (or: “I text you every time I try”)
Jun 10 • 43 min
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 being a dad means so much to them.…
31: Lies (or: “Did you know in the olden days everyone drank blood?”)
Jun 4 • 38 min
Lies! A story about Kevin’s 1st grader regularly coming home with wildly incorrect information becomes a wider conversation about lying and kids. Andy shocks everyone with some truly terrible boyfriend behavior in the cold open, and the guys tell very…
30: Mother’s Day (or: “Somehow we got our mom to be on the podcast!”)
May 9 • 41 min
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 about watching the women in our life…
29: The FurBaby Special (or: “it’s time to talk about non-dad stuff”)
Apr 22 • 39 min
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 again. The discussion ends with a story…
28: Cleaning (or: that fat dude from Seinfeld got eaten on the toilet”)
Apr 2 • 55 min
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 know what I hate is back, as well as “Is…
27: Worrying (or: “is it legal to bleach a kid’s mouth?”)
Mar 6 • 36 min
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 person is more worried about…
26: My kid is too hard on himself (or: “You failed because you were ticklish”)
Feb 21 • 33 min
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 teach a kid to value some adult’s…
25: Parenting for an Audience (or: “Blueberry-related crimes.”)
Feb 6 • 42 min
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 training to a baby sitter, and Kevin’s…
24: Secrets (or: “She sees surprises as insults”)
Jan 23 • 48 min
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 secret/surprise from them a total nightmare for the whole family. We also talk about creating a vibe in the…
23: Holiday (or: “Did…did someone tell you?”)
Dec 18, 2018 • 34 min
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 core. We also talk about whether the holidays are better/worse with kids, Kevin tells a story of how he…
22: Keeping Score (or: “This Nintendo Switch ain’t gonna buy itself.”)
Dec 10, 2018 • 30 min
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 conversation we started last episode,…
21: Who’s going to take care of me? (or: “Welcome to podcast therapy.”)
Nov 26, 2018 • 46 min
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 still get to have needs even though…
20: Sports (or: “My strength will overcome my chubby big brother”)
Nov 14, 2018 • 57 min
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 guys ever stop talking over each…
19: Back to School (or: “Bedtime club? Tell me more!”)
Oct 24, 2018 • 41 min
Back to school means so many things. Exhausted kids, annoying pick-up dads, pants-peeing, trolling kindergartners by making them spell hippopatamus, and probably other things too. But we didn’t talk about the other things we mostly talk about the stuff I…
18: Work-Mode vs. Dad-Mode (or: “This is my mom, this is the spoon. Anyway, my room’s upstairs”)
Sep 24, 2018 • 35 min
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, and Tyler finds a dad-nicknames…
17: Road Trips (or: “You know what? You drive.”)
Aug 29, 2018 • 46 min
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, Derek writes his family rules, and…
16: Technology (or: “A Tantrum in a Goat Field.”)
Jul 24, 2018 • 36 min
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 talks about the 80+ times he’s seen Trolls with his kid, Derek laments Atley’s YouTube obsession, and…
15: Ask HeyDad (or: “The entire male species can’t possibly be collectively continually constipated?”)
Jun 27, 2018 • 32 min
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 patronizing, should boys sit or stand to pee, do aunts/uncles have to buy kid presents for every holiday - giving…
14: Father’s Day (or: “I go ham in that bath”)
Jun 13, 2018 • 35 min
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 dads is free rein to brag about what they’re awesome at as dads, Kevin’s gift to Tyler is a a cruel…
13: Launch (or: “HeyDad.com is LIVE!”)
May 25, 2018 • 30 min
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 new HeyDad boxes and they are…
12: Extra Credit (or: “No one gave your wife a parade…”)
May 1, 2018 • 35 min
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 - wanting to be graded on a curve for…
11: The Day I Became a Dad (or: “Here at Kaiser we value skin-to-skin time.”)
Apr 4, 2018 • 28 min
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! So we’re telling ours. Everything changes when you become a dad, except you’re still the same guy you…
10: The 10th Episode Extravaganza (or: “What a Ride”)
Mar 20, 2018 • 28 min
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 wisdom and laughter. We reminisce about…
09: Your Problems are Stupid (or: “At least I got to feel superior?”)
Mar 6, 2018 • 37 min
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 being a dad and what it’s like to…
08: Where Did My Friends Go? (or: “Good Dad, Bad Friend.”)
Jan 25, 2018 • 33 min
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 did Derek miss Tyler’s wedding? Is it…
07: Taking Family Photos (or: “So I Want to Talk About Andy Taking His Pants Off”)
Jan 8, 2018 • 46 min
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 photographer (who is also married to one…
06: Holiday (or: “A Sharecropper in a John Steinbeck Novel”)
Dec 12, 2017 • 33 min
The Holidays! The guys talk about presents, Santa, managing expectations, we get into some hot takes about Holiday-themed coffee drinks…all the important stuff. Also Derek unleashes an epic monologue about Christmas-themed TV episodes. It’s a good one. —-…
05: Josh Lovelace (or: “Danny Trejo and the Terrific Trejo Band”)
Nov 30, 2017 • 32 min
Our first interview! Josh Lovelace of NEEDTOBREATHE joins us to talk about his new kids record: “Josh Lovelace and Friends Present: Young Folk” (it hit #1 on iTunes!). We talk about being a great dad despite the constant need to travel, recording…
04: Thanksgiving (or: “Chain Wallets at JC Penney”)
Nov 16, 2017 • 33 min
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 Tyler tells us all about the worst…
03: Vacation (or: “The Vacation Dad Abides”)
Nov 6, 2017 • 38 min
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 fidget spinners…it’s a good one.…
02: Getting Pregnant (or: “Are You Sad? You Should Birth Me”)
Nov 6, 2017 • 30 min
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 babies come from! Also, we get into our first “Dadlemma:” should I leave this full diaper for someone else…
01: Pilot (or: “I’m the Only One that Drives a Sweet Motorcycle”)
Nov 3, 2017 • 32 min
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 commercials…lots of good stuff. Episode 1!…