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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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DOD98: Awfully Wedded

DOD98: Awfully Wedded

2023-11-2951:09

Eli recently came across a wedding-related post on r/AITA and the guys hash out whether or not the couple is the asshole. Who is a wedding for? Also, Eli subjects Tom and Thomas to the worst wedding vows ever so now you all must be subjected to it too. 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 hates his son's girlfriend and wants to know how to get rid of her. That sounds worse than it is... wait no that sounds about right. The dads talk about when you don't like someone's partner. Should you say something? If so, how? Will they listen? The tactics get creative. 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 all go around the podcast and say what we're thankful for, starting with you. Three gratidudes talk about gratitude for this Thanksgiving special! 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 dad's life is thrown into chaos when an email arrives from the school district about an accelerated learning program.  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 take on a facebook meme! This one is about subjects that should be mandatory in school. Which ones are good? Which are a terrible idea? The dads don't necessarily see eye to eye.   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
First thing's first: Thomas has some audio that the dads need to analyze. He may be being haunted by poltergeists. After that, we've got a little gameshow! Tom filled out a quiz Haeley found about "How well do you know your mom?" Tom's answers are, as you can imagine, very fun. Eli made Thomas swear not to look at them though, so the game is the foot! Eli asks the questions, Thomas answers first, and then we get to hear Tom's answer!   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 never participated in anything in high school. His message in this episode is: don't be like Tom. How do we get our kids to be participants in life when maybe we... weren't always? Which things are important to be a part of and which things aren't? Does this apply to introverts and extroverts alike?   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 school boards. Eli starts off with a hilarious but also brilliant tale of how he is vetting candidates in his district. Tom has had some disheartening experiences with his school board. And Thomas has seen the consequences of when a religious nut job takes over a school board. (though fortunately it was not his district but a nearby one) 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 do the dads differ when it comes to a hypothetical unplanned (and unwanted) pregnancy? What kind of say should men get to have in the decisions of their partners in terminating or keeping the pregnancy? What kind of moral obligation do men have with the outcome of those decisions? 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 week we talk about freedom of expression for our kids, appropriate consequences when that behavior crosses set boundaries, and if it's okay to criticize their choices. Spoiler alert: absolutely if they're trying to grow a goatee. How much heroin will our kids be doing this week?   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
DOD88: Dadbody Issues

DOD88: Dadbody Issues

2023-10-1346:051

The dads talk about their experience with body issues and unrealistic male body expectations. How do we help our kids not feel like shit about their bodies? How do we not feel like shit about our bodies? Why does Eli wear full body thongs to live shows? 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 posted a poll in the Facebook group regarding last week's OnlyFans episode and the results were... not good for Eli. Then, a recent Washington Post podcast episode centered on a family that is for some reason trying to stay together despite the son turning in the dad for his actions on Jan 6. The dad is not sorry. The guys discuss if they would have done the same, if blood is thicker than water, and if forgiveness is real or ever deserved by those who have hurt us and others. 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 which Tom and Thomas interview some sort of alien or troll 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
DOD85: Toughen Up, Son!

DOD85: Toughen Up, Son!

2023-09-2953:531

Rub some dirt on it! No crying in baseball! Or ever! The dads talk about "toughening up" our boys and how they approach the issues around that element of masculinity.   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 didn't write the title because he treats the word "potty" like one of his exes. Doesn't exist. Anyway, POTTY TRAININGGGGGG! Eli is starting Max on potty training so we all reminisce. 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
DOD83: Self-Defense II

DOD83: Self-Defense II

2023-09-2201:01:192

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
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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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