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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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The dads discuss when men completely ignore their health in the name of "being tough" and then as a result the women in their lives have to take care of them and arrange their medical visits and track their medications and do a million other things. But the man is TOUGH. So manly. 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
The one and only Arlo turned 5 years old! Thomas shares the details from what he considers the best birthday party ever, and the dads chat about the pressure of kid birthday parties and the glory of one Charles Entertainment Cheese. And, the amazing patrons get a sack update; whose sack will it be this time? Trick question, it's always Eli's sack. 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 been teaching Max to read... OR HAS HE. Max is an amazing reader already and the dads talk about how their kids learn anything and whether or not it is, in fact, magic. Then for reasons that will likely come out in litigation, Tom and Eli hijack the show to talk about books. Thomas is filing suit and cannot comment further about this episode at the current time. 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
It's time for another "Am I the Asshole" iteration of Dads! This time it's a dad who won't call to order pizza for his daughter who has anxiety. But there are a lot of details that make or break the assholeness. The dads go on to talk about challenges like this they've had with their kids. 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
Do you know that couple? Are you that couple? That gives each other shit a lot. Like, a lot. And it's all "joke" but is it though? Thomas had a recent encounter with one such couple and has thoughts. 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 came back from a bro-cation and the dads chat about friendships, making friends as a dad, and different approaches to spending time with friends. Disclaimer: you may hear Thomas die in this episode (of laughter). 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
During and after COVID, there were many think pieces about the inadequacies of the nuclear family. Tom wants to talk about it. Should we all be living with our parents? Jesus Christ should we? Ugh, but like, ugh should we? I guess? 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
Thomas and his family went to a memorial service recently; this sparks discussion about...well... Tom and Eli's business ideas? 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
DOD119: Model Role Models

DOD119: Model Role Models

2024-03-1501:11:011

What responsibility do we have as role models for our kids to help them keep their own expectations of their skills, development, and identity reasonable for their age? A text between Tom and his son kicks off the discussion for this extra-long episode. And Thomas has his semiannual bone to pick with clocks changing. 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
DOD118: Sex vs. Intimacy

DOD118: Sex vs. Intimacy

2024-03-0849:021

Do men know how to ask for non-sexual intimacy? Do they tend to over-sexualize any kind of touch? That dads discuss a Trevor Noah clip about men needing physical intimacy and not knowing how to get it. 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 Eli tries a few new catchphrases that absolutely do not catch on, the dads talk about when kids protect their parents. 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
was the question the dads started with, and then they got to talking about Sugar relationships. And it turns out Thomas and Eli are in the market. Hit 'em up. Not Tome though. Tom is busy being a little lad.    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
For a dad who is always used to trying to be encouraging, to help his talented kid keep going when they are discouraged, what does he do when... the opposite? When a kid is... extremely bad at something, but is completely convinced they are good? Look, we all know which extremely bad decisions are wrong there, but what about as the kid gets older? Is there a time when a little more realism is warranted? 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 raises a question for the dads to discuss: how do we model appropriate online behavior for our kids, especially if we aren't really online ourselves? And how much of it is just a natural part of growing up? Also, is Tom's dad Hitler? Great conversation around these questions and more!   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
The dads talk about if they celebrate Valentine's Day, what it means to tend to your relationship, and how to show up for your partner over time. Do kids change this? Is it okay if they do? Also, Tom MAY OR MAY NOT sing in this one. Plus! Eli has a *very* spicy patron-only, sworn-to-secrecy, story. 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 a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT, the dads discuss some devastating news... a certain couple has gotten back together. Maybe a certain couple that certain dads did not approve of being together. This spawns a discussion on getting back together with your (in Tom's case, invisible) exes. Is it a good idea? or a GREAT idea! Or bad.   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
We've got a bit of a jackhole and Hyde situation in this episode. Eli confessed an entire murder plot on the air for some reason. And Thomas is... trying to get his kids to do ice skating. I don't know, man, what do you want from me. Eli is going to ice a guy and Thomas has got his kids on the ice OHHHH that's it. 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's episode is centered on an Am I The Asshole post on Reddit that is an absolute doozy. It inspires a fun and hilarious conversation about jealousy, monogamy, monogamy, and... whatever Tom is. 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
The apps. if you're a parent, you already know the hell that we are talking about. Each dad has 7 different apps for tracking their kids' school or daycare or whatnot. These are their stories.   ALSO PATRONS GET AN AMAZING TOM UPDATE. You won't want to miss it.   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 wants to talk about grumpiness in our kids. And maybe ourselves. How do we handle that? How does it change as kids get older? Also, bonus question, what's like the main trick a magician does? 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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Matthew Cregg

Tom, It does say something about you how Donovan (even though had to be drugged to tell you about it) had delt with a potentially toxic situation and got himself out of it all on his own. You and his mother raised him to be able to handle that situation by himself in the first place. Kids will have these secrets. And if you do find out about them, be glad that you gave them enough to handle it on their own

Mar 2nd
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Matthew Cregg

Uvalde was an absolute failure of an active shooter response. In my opinion, the absolute best way to defend against something like a school shooter is immediate armed resistance. Police response is minutes when you need them in seconds. Allow teachers WHO ARE WILLING to carry on school property. You can't guarantee every schools district will have a school resource officer but you can guarantee there are plenty of teachers. If they're willing to use lunch trays, they can easily use a firearm.

Feb 12th
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Matthew Cregg

the thing about cheating is there's no remaining physical scar, but the pain is real and stays with you. at least with getting stabbed the pain is somewhat temporary and it leaves a cool looking scar.

Feb 12th
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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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