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Author: Eli Bosnick, Thomas Smith, Tom Curry

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Hey kids, get ON our lawn! Dear old Dads is a podcast examining and deconstructing all things Dad. From parenting to patriarchy; manning the grill to manning up; Dear Old Dads asks – what even is a dad anyway? What does it mean to be a good man in today's world? What should it mean? Listen along as we definitely find the correct, concise answers to all these questions and more!
​Featuring Eli Bosnick, Thomas Smith, and Tom Curry!
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DOD83: Self-Defense II

DOD83: Self-Defense II

2023-09-2201:01:102

So this is a return to a conversation, because Thomas spoke to Lydia about the self-defense and carrying a weapon discussion and the Smiths have a completely different view than the other dads on this one. PLUS, no, the US is NOT the 10th most dangerous nation for women...   For extended episodes, bonus content, and most importantly, for an AD FREE SHOW, make sure to pledge on Patreon! Join the Facebook Group! facebook.com/groups/dearolddads For comments, email thedads@dearolddads.com Follow us on Twitter: @DearOldDads Facebook Page: Dear Old Dads on Facebook
After disclosing some serious friendship-ending habits, Eli shares breaking news and the dads discuss processing diagnoses and not-diagnoses, as well as navigating resources and advocating for their kids. Also, Tom regularly pulls the Mean Girls conference call tactic with insurance companies and healthcare providers. BUT IT WORKS. For extended episodes, bonus content, and most importantly, for an AD FREE SHOW, make sure to pledge on Patreon! Join the Facebook Group! facebook.com/groups/dearolddads For comments, email thedads@dearolddads.com Follow us on Twitter: @DearOldDads Facebook Page: Dear Old Dads on Facebook
Tom's son recently asked him to teach him to fight. That's definitely a lot for any dad to process, and brings up a whole host of questions and thoughts and feelings. The dads work through some of that, and also Eli tells us about his nunchucks. For extended episodes, bonus content, and most importantly, for an AD FREE SHOW, make sure to pledge on Patreon! Join the Facebook Group! facebook.com/groups/dearolddads For comments, email thedads@dearolddads.com Follow us on Twitter: @DearOldDads Facebook Page: Dear Old Dads on Facebook
Tools! The Toms love em! Eli is also here! Let's talk tool talk and talk man stuff tool talk. Tools. Hammer. For extended episodes, bonus content, and most importantly, for an AD FREE SHOW, make sure to pledge on Patreon! Join the Facebook Group! facebook.com/groups/dearolddads For comments, email thedads@dearolddads.com Follow us on Twitter: @DearOldDads Facebook Page: Dear Old Dads on Facebook
Tom's ice skate tying debacle from the bonus story last episode (make sure you are a patron so you don't miss these!) inspired a whole episode. Is bragging about your kids good? Bad? What qualifies as bragging? How much kid talk is too much? For extended episodes, bonus content, and most importantly, for an AD FREE SHOW, make sure to pledge on Patreon! Join the Facebook Group! facebook.com/groups/dearolddads For comments, email thedads@dearolddads.com Follow us on Twitter: @DearOldDads Facebook Page: Dear Old Dads on Facebook
Let's talk authoritarian parents. The Toms probably had them. Eli definitely didn't. Is it bad? What's gentle parenting and why does it mean Eli has lost several eyes and a couple noses to Max attacks? Is he going to stick with it or explode under the emotional pressure?   This one also features a HILARIOUS bonus story. Don't miss it, pledge on Patreon today!   For extended episodes, bonus content, and most importantly, for an AD FREE SHOW, make sure to pledge on Patreon! Join the Facebook Group! facebook.com/groups/dearolddads For comments, email thedads@dearolddads.com Follow us on Twitter: @DearOldDads Facebook Page: Dear Old Dads on Facebook
Today the dads continue the discussion of what media is appropriate for our kids. Rated R movies? Sexual content? Violence? Horror? Just pure crap that sucks?  For extended episodes, bonus content, and most importantly, for an AD FREE SHOW, make sure to pledge on Patreon! Join the Facebook Group! facebook.com/groups/dearolddads For comments, email thedads@dearolddads.com Follow us on Twitter: @DearOldDads Facebook Page: Dear Old Dads on Facebook
How much should we police or try to influence the stuff our kids watch? Terrible YouTube videos, video game streamers, awful tv shows... Should we seek to influence their tastes? Should we protect them from bad content? For extended episodes, bonus content, and most importantly, for an AD FREE SHOW, make sure to pledge on Patreon! Join the Facebook Group! facebook.com/groups/dearolddads For comments, email thedads@dearolddads.com Follow us on Twitter: @DearOldDads Facebook Page: Dear Old Dads on Facebook
This is your dear old dads on drugs. How will you approach drugs and alcohol with your kids? Will you completely ban everything or will you be their dealer or something in between? For extended episodes, bonus content, and most importantly, for an AD FREE SHOW, make sure to pledge on Patreon! Join the Facebook Group! facebook.com/groups/dearolddads For comments, email thedads@dearolddads.com Follow us on Twitter: @DearOldDads Facebook Page: Dear Old Dads on Facebook
Which should you want? Which do we have? Does it change if you're a parent, a child, a cousin, a stranger, etc?  For extended episodes, bonus content, and most importantly, for an AD FREE SHOW, make sure to pledge on Patreon! Join the Facebook Group! facebook.com/groups/dearolddads For comments, email thedads@dearolddads.com Follow us on Twitter: @DearOldDads Facebook Page: Dear Old Dads on Facebook
Birthday parties galore. Other parents. Other kids. Tacos.   For extended episodes, bonus content, and most importantly, for an AD FREE SHOW, make sure to pledge on Patreon! Join the Facebook Group! facebook.com/groups/dearolddads For comments, email thedads@dearolddads.com Follow us on Twitter: @DearOldDads Facebook Page: Dear Old Dads on Facebook
DOD72: Division of Labor

DOD72: Division of Labor

2023-07-2845:282

Tom saw a Vine or VHS or something, whatever his technological abilities allow, about dividing labor in a relationship. So the dads take on the topic!   For extended episodes, bonus content, and most importantly, for an AD FREE SHOW, make sure to pledge on Patreon! Join the Facebook Group! facebook.com/groups/dearolddads For comments, email thedads@dearolddads.com Follow us on Twitter: @DearOldDads Facebook Page: Dear Old Dads on Facebook
Should we make our kids be vegan/Christian/atheist/republican/democrat/etc? When is indoctrination a good thing and when is it too far?   For extended episodes, bonus content, and most importantly, for an AD FREE SHOW, make sure to pledge on Patreon! Join the Facebook Group! facebook.com/groups/dearolddads For comments, email thedads@dearolddads.com Follow us on Twitter: @DearOldDads Facebook Page: Dear Old Dads on Facebook
In case you haven't seen it, Jonah Hill's ex posted some texts showing HIll to be a manipulative and controlling partner. They're pretty horrible. The dads use it as an opportunity to talk about possessiveness in men and the sexism behind it.  And before that, some good Hank news!!! For extended episodes, bonus content, and most importantly, for an AD FREE SHOW, make sure to pledge on Patreon! Join the Facebook Group! facebook.com/groups/dearolddads For comments, email thedads@dearolddads.com Follow us on Twitter: @DearOldDads Facebook Page: Dear Old Dads on Facebook
DOD69: The Dentist

DOD69: The Dentist

2023-07-1401:00:162

After some INCREDIBLY TRIGGER WARNING WORTHY dental horror stories from Tom and Eli, we talk about taking kids to the dentist. Phoebe had an appointment go wrong. How should we handle this? For extended episodes, bonus content, and most importantly, for an AD FREE SHOW, make sure to pledge on Patreon! Join the Facebook Group! facebook.com/groups/dearolddads For comments, email thedads@dearolddads.com Follow us on Twitter: @DearOldDads Facebook Page: Dear Old Dads on Facebook
DOD68: Secrets

DOD68: Secrets

2023-07-0758:202

Today's episode is about secrets. Secrets with friends, with family, with your kids, with your partner. Should you keep them should you not?  For extended episodes, bonus content, and most importantly, for an AD FREE SHOW, make sure to pledge on Patreon! Join the Facebook Group! facebook.com/groups/dearolddads For comments, email thedads@dearolddads.com Follow us on Twitter: @DearOldDads Facebook Page: Dear Old Dads on Facebook
Eli has a friend who has a kid who is prone to heavy emotional fits. The highs are high but the lows are low. Thomas has a friend who has a friend named Thomas who has a similar situation. What do we do? How do we not let them be the kid from the Twilight Zone? For extended episodes, bonus content, and most importantly, for an AD FREE SHOW, make sure to pledge on Patreon! Join the Facebook Group! facebook.com/groups/dearolddads For comments, email thedads@dearolddads.com Follow us on Twitter: @DearOldDads Facebook Page: Dear Old Dads on Facebook
A listener asked us, what do you do when your partner has some... bad beliefs? What about when those beliefs affect the kids? Like your partner wants to give them fake medicine instead of medicine medicine... For extended episodes, bonus content, and most importantly, for an AD FREE SHOW, make sure to pledge on Patreon! Join the Facebook Group! facebook.com/groups/dearolddads For comments, email thedads@dearolddads.com Follow us on Twitter: @DearOldDads Facebook Page: Dear Old Dads on Facebook
DOD65: Family Vacations

DOD65: Family Vacations

2023-06-2353:331

We need a vacation from our vacation, am I right??? Well am I? That's the topic of the show so you're going to need to tell me. I'm sorry to speak so forwardly but you simply must pledge to hear the bonus stoy. It's another Tom classic. Not only that, it's TWO Tom classics in one. On a scale of 1 to Carwash Fightclub this is a Denny's parking lot brawl you do NOT want to miss! For extended episodes, bonus content, and most importantly, for an AD FREE SHOW, make sure to pledge on Patreon! Join the Facebook Group! facebook.com/groups/dearolddads For comments, email thedads@dearolddads.com Follow us on Twitter: @DearOldDads Facebook Page: Dear Old Dads on Facebook
DOD64: Being Comforted

DOD64: Being Comforted

2023-06-1601:14:221

First up, some hilarious yard talk! But then Thomas has a long story which definitely eventually comes to a point.  For extended episodes, bonus content, and most importantly, for an AD FREE SHOW, make sure to pledge on Patreon! Join the Facebook Group! facebook.com/groups/dearolddads For comments, email thedads@dearolddads.com Follow us on Twitter: @DearOldDads Facebook Page: Dear Old Dads on Facebook
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Les Hollenbeck

I've never gotten an auto ad, NW Iowa.

May 4th
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The Devangelicals

Tom Curry, Thomas Smith, and Eli Bosnick compliment each other far better than I even expected. The introspection these loveable chuckleheads inspire will undoubtedly help me to refine my tactics on the constantly evolving adventure of parenting. Thanks for everything you guys do! My serious inquiry is only how the hell I'm going to complete my puzzle in a thunderstorm while visiting the most glorious of glory holes?

Jun 5th
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