Top 10 Podcasts for Fathers

In the last couple of years, I have discovered the value of listening to podcasts while on the treadmill, on a walk or on a long drive.  I used to listen to music, but I have found that learning while exercising is a good strategy and a great way to "multitask."  These ten podcasts are among my favorites because they are produced by and for fathers.  They speak to me as a man and as a dad and have been a great help in discovering more about my fathering philosophy.  I recommend them highly to any father who wants to be a little better and do it in a way that will both entertain and enlighten.

1

The DadCast

The Dad Cast
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Two self-proclaimed SuperDads Nick Nieblas and Shawn Warner put out a podcast of about 70 minutes every week or so.  They are funny, poignant and direct in offering insight and advice.  They are entertaining to listen to and remind me of a couple of early morning DJ’s in the way they interact with each other and their occasional guests.

2

The Life of Dad Show

Life of Dad Podcast
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Tommy Riles and Art Eddy host an episode every week or so — about 30 minutes in length — and interview a well-known father and share their thoughts about fatherhood.  Some of their podcast interviews were with Shaquille O’Neal, Kurt Warner, Ice Cube, and Cal Ripken, Jr.

3

Just a Catholic Dad

Just a Catholic Dad Podcast

The producer of this podcast is a successful father and man of faith as a Catholic.  His episodes speak of both family and faith and will resonate with any father who aligns with these two complementary values.  And his amazing accent will keep you listening as well.

4

Beardy Dads

Beardy Dads
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These two dads of young children from the United Kingdom post a weekly podcast (in their charming British accents) and talk about a wide variety of topics of interest to fathers.  One thing about this podcast that I really like is that they post links mentioned in the podcast on their website to make it easy to learn more about what they are talking well-known.

5

The Modern Dads Podcast

The Modern Dad Podcast
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About every two weeks, the NYC Dads Group posts a podcast about the life and fatherhood of “modern dads,” chronicling their experiences, decisions, joys, and difficulties associated with parenting and fatherhood.  These real-life stories are really compelling and help me learn a lot about what other dads are going through and how their experiences can help others as well.

6

Dad's Guide to Twins

Dad's Guide to Twins Podcast

Joe Rawlinson is the author of the book Dad’s Guide to Twins and hosts this podcast.  Episodes are generally around 8 minutes long and offer thoughts and ideas that can help dads of multiples in their unique brand of fatherhood.  He reviews products helps find ways to fit multiple car seats in a car and more.  The book is great and the podcast brings it all home in a real and compelling way.

7

Geek Dad

Geek Dad Podcast
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Geek Dad is a very popular blog and podcast where parenting and technology find a unique blend.  Ken Denmead is a civil engineer by profession and a blogger by passion.   He is very engaging as a writer and a podcaster.

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Father Nation

Father Nation Podcast

Jesse Foster is one of many favorite father podcasters and I listen to Father Nation regularly.  Jesse and I did an interview with Father Nation in 2015 and it was a great experience.  Jesse interviews fathers, authors, life coaches and others about their fathering experience and focuses on the advice they can offer to every father who wants to be and do better. 

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The Dad Podcast

The Dad Podcast
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The Dad Podcast is quickly becoming a favorite among fathers and families all around the world.  Justin Worsham, the host of The Dad Podcast, is a professional stand-up comic and husband and father.  His podcast is quite entertaining — sometimes I find myself laughing out loud while listening on my smartphone — and quite informative.  A frequent guest on the podcast is family and sex therapist Rachel Gibbs, and she adds a good dimension to some of the things dads frequently ask abou7t.  

10

Fatherhood Fitness Finance Podcast

Fatherhood Fitness Finance Podcast
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Father of two Seth McKay is the founder and host of the Fatherhood Fitness Finance Podcast.  This is a relatively new podcast but has a dozen or so really interesting episodes currently offered on the website and in iTunes and Stitcher.  Topics include better work-life balance, figuring out your net worth, communicating with your spouse about finances and the family budget, and toddlers and technology.  This has become a favorite among dads.  

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