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The DTALKS Podcast - A Podcast for Dads

The DTALKS Podcast is dads talking about life, kids, and stuff. We are a parenting podcast with a focus on the dad's perspective, and we want to share our successes, failures, and anecdotes with you. We are dads on a journey, taking one step at a time, and trying to do what’s best for our kids and families. Starting in November of 2017, be sure to catch our new episodes on www.vokalnow.com or via the Vokal app on your smartphone!
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Apr 16, 2018

In this episode of the DTALKS Podcast, the dads talk to Andrew Mangum, professional comic book illustrator, inker, creator and story board artist. 

The DTALKS Podcast contains content you'd find in an R-rated movie. That language may not be safe for most work environments, for your kids, and listener discretion is advised.

In other words, there's definitely some explicit language

#acidreign

#beabetterdad

Go check out Andrew's Facebook page, Andrew Mangum Art

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Apr 9, 2018

In this episode of the DTALKS Podcast, the dads talk to John's cousin, John Sells, about his experience being a dad, the great Jelly Bean Incident, and attending Dallas Fan Expo 2018. 

The DTALKS Podcast contains content you'd find in an PG-13 movie. That language may not be safe for most work environments, for your kids, and listener discretion is advised.

#legonose

#beabetterdad

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Apr 2, 2018

In this episode of the DTALKS Podcast, the dads continue their discussion with Jonathan Horton about his time on American Ninja Warrior, gymnastics, and more talk about being a father!

The DTALKS Podcast contains content you'd find in an PG-13 movie. That language may not be safe for most work environments, for your kids, and listener discretion is advised.

#thatsusain

#beabetterdad

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Mar 26, 2018

In this episode of the DTALKS Podcast, the dads talk to special guest Jonathan Horton, father, Olympic medalist, and American Ninja Warrior about how his parents influenced his path towards success in gymnastics, the ups and downs of that journey, and being a dad. 

The DTALKS Podcast contains content you'd find in an PG-13 movie. That language may not be safe for most work environments, for your kids, and listener discretion is advised.

#poundkeygame

#beabetterdad

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Mar 19, 2018

In this episode of the DTALKS Podcast, the dads talk to special guest Norman Trantham about his experience as a dad with two boys in the Boy Scouts of America, and with the different roles he's had within the organization.

These are Norman's personal experiences and he does not speak for BSA in any official capacity. 

The DTALKS Podcast contains content you'd find in an PG-13 movie. That language may not be safe for most work environments, for your kids, and listener discretion is advised.

#beascout

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Mar 12, 2018

In this episode of the DTALKS Podcast, the dads continue their discussion on politics, how it divisive, and how we can shape our kids view of the differing opinions of the world, their friends, and how to open to them.

We do not discuss our personal views or get into who/what the show itself supports. This is what hope is perceived as a relatively neutral discussion on the subject. 

The DTALKS Podcast contains content you'd find in an PG-13 movie. That language may not be safe for most work environments, for your kids, and listener discretion is advised.

#thebotanygotme

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Mar 5, 2018

In this episode of the DTALKS Podcast, the dads share thoughts on how politics have or have not caused division and conflict in our country and how to deal with the difference of opinion.

We do not discuss our personal views or get into who/what the show itself supports. This is what hope is perceived as a relatively neutral discussion on the subject. 

The DTALKS Podcast contains content you'd find in an PG-13 movie. That language may not be safe for most work environments, for your kids, and listener discretion is advised.

#johnfacts

#beabetterdad

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Feb 25, 2018

In this episode of the DTALKS Podcast, the dads share some of the bonus content normally reserved for the $2 and up tiers of their Patreon. 

The bonus segments are as follows:

  • The Desire For Personal Peace
  • Can We Call an Audible?
  • 90's Nostalgia
  • The Target Bathroom Story

The above content features a conversation about wanting to simplify our lives as we grow older, a segment that quickly suffered from wobbly wheels, Joe's story about Pizza Hut and Galan's experience dressing up as a Ninja Turtle for a middle school talent show, and Galan's shameless attempt at sophomoric humor. 

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While some of our bonus content might be R-rated, this episode of The DTALKS Podcast contains content you'd find in an PG-13 movie. That language is not be safe for most work environments, for your kids, and listener discretion is advised.

Edit: Sorry for the reupload...the intro was missing the full Patreon URL.

#beabetterdad

Feb 19, 2018

In this episode of the DTALKS Podcast, the dads discuss having the conversation that every parent(s) dread...sex. Although years away from the situation, having a plan going in and being on the same page as the other parent is a solid foundation to build on. 

This episode of The DTALKS Podcast contains language you'd find in an PG-13 movie. That language is not be safe for most work environments, for your kids, and listener discretion is advised.

#godwehaveanuglykid

#beabetterdad

Feb 12, 2018

In this episode of the DTALKS Podcast, the dads discuss having the talk with our kids about alcohol, peer pressure, and how we are aiming to handle how we intend to teach them about the dangers alcohol can bring. 

There are a lot of resources out there and alcohol and the dangers of underage drinking are important subjects to discuss with your kid. As parents, we are the first exposure and line of influence our kids experience when it comes to drinking. It is our responsibility to have open communication about this, answer the questions we can, and find the answers we don't know. 

This episode of The DTALKS Podcast contains language you'd find in an PG-13 movie. That language is not be safe for most work environments, for your kids, and listener discretion is advised.

#joeshotgunnedatallboy

#beabetterdad

Feb 5, 2018

In this episode of the DTALKS Podcast, the dads revisit the second segment of their original conversation with Cinto Ramos, Jr. Back in August of last year, we started out a conversation that went in a VERY interesting direction when we broached the subject of being a Hispanic dad here in Texas, especially given the prevalence of racial issues in the news at the time. 

Sometimes, life comes first and we were unable to record an episode, but it worked out because we have the opportunity to share one of the most impact 30 minute stretches of time in the history of our podcast. 

This episode of The DTALKS Podcast contains language you'd find in an PG movie. That language is not be safe for most work environments, for your kids, and listener discretion is advised.

#beabetterdad

*Producer's note: The other two hosts were unable to make it so you get an intro and out of just me. If you want to skip to the meat of the episode, it starts about 3m30s to 4m in. The meat of the episode is approximate 13m30s to 14m in.  - Galan

Jan 29, 2018

In this episode of the DTALKS Podcast, the dads welcome back previous guest Cinto Ramos Jr. and his friend Frank Minikon Jr, COO of Melanin Origins, a company that publishes children's books, to discuss how we pass on what being a man means to our children and what our children should expect from the men in their lives.

There has been a recent news of a number of celebrities' acting inappropriately from a position of power and/or influence. Unfortunately, this kind of behavior extends beyond celebrities and it is important as parents and adults who have an influence on the children in our lives to teach them what to expect from adults, especially men. 

This episode finds us briefly wading into a very deep pool of a subject. It is imperative that we teach our kids what is and is not OK for the adults in their lives to do, and that we always offer them a sanctuary in the turbulence of that life inevitably throws our way.

This episode of The DTALKS Podcast contains language you'd find in an PG-13 movie. That language is not be safe for most work environments, for your kids, and listener discretion is advised.

Be sure to check out www.melaninorigins.com and Melanin Origins on social media. 

Thanks to Cinto and Frank for joining us. Be sure to catch our next episode when they join us for the second half of this discussion. 

Special thanks to JB Junior's Taqueria and Don Jesus for hosting the two episodes we recorded there. If you are in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, please visit them at 1426 NW 25th St, Fort Worth, TX 76164.  

#ifeelmanly

#beabetterdad

Jan 22, 2018

In this episode of the DTALKS Podcast, the dads welcome back previous guest Cinto Ramos Jr. and his friend Frank Minikon Jr, COO of Melanin Origins, a company that publishes children's books, to discuss what it means to be man to each of us.

We all come from different backgrounds and have slightly different views, so be sure to listen and see which opinion you identify closest with!

This episode of The DTALKS Podcast contains language you'd find in an PG-13 movie. That language is not be safe for most work environments, for your kids, and listener discretion is advised.

Be sure to check out www.melaninorigins.com and Melanin Origins on social media. 

Thanks to Cinto and Frank for joining us. Be sure to catch our next episode when they join us for the second half of this discussion. 

Special thanks to JB Junior's Taqueria and Don Jesus for hosting the two episodes we recorded there. If you are in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, please visit them at 1426 NW 25th St, Fort Worth, TX 76164.  

#handleup

#beabetterdad

Jan 15, 2018

In this episode of the DTALKS Podcast, the dads talk to MLS and US National Team member Matt Besler about his book, "No Other Home: Living, Leading, and Learning What Matters Most. 

We appreciate Matt taking time out to talk to us about the book and we look forward to the opportunity to have him on again in the future. 

Unfortunately, John was unable to make the interview with Matt due to a death in the family and then caught strep throat when Joe and Galan recorded. As he's everyone's favorite, we're sorry that we couldn't deliver his normal energy with this episode. 

This episode of The DTALKS Podcast contains language you'd find in an PG-13 movie. That language is not be safe for most work environments, for your kids, and listener discretion is advised.

#nootherhome

#beabetterdad

Jan 1, 2018

In this episode of the DTALKS Podcast, the dads continue their revisit the conversation they had with legendary sportscaster Dale Hansen of WFAA Channel 8 in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. 

We can't thank him enough for his thoughts on what makes a good dad and the a candid conversation about his journey as a father.

This episode of The DTALKS Podcast contains language you'd find in an PG-13 movie. That language is not be safe for most work environments, for your kids, and listener discretion is advised.

#dontnobodygonowhere

#beabetterdad

Dec 24, 2017

In this episode of the DTALKS Podcast, the dads revisit the conversation they had with legendary sportscaster Dale Hansen of WFAA Channel 8 in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. 

We can't thank him enough for his thoughts on what makes a good dad and the a candid conversation about his journey as a father.

This episode of The DTALKS Podcast contains language you'd find in an PG-13 movie. That language is not be safe for most work environments, for your kids, and listener discretion is advised.

#popfights

#beabetterdad

Dec 17, 2017

In this episode of the DTALKS Podcast, the dads discuss some parenting hacks to make parenting life just a little bit easier. Some are good, some are not, and some just get made fun of.

For some of our visitors, this is a second visit to the world of parenting hacks. Once again, we welcome your feedback and whether or not you agree with us. Haven't heard the first episode? You can listen to our first discussion here (our episodes were a bit longer back then). 

This episode of The DTALKS Podcast contains language you'd find in an PG-13 movie. That language is not be safe for most work environments, for your kids, and listener discretion is advised.

#rejectedpancakes

#beabetterdad

Dec 11, 2017

In this episode of the DTALKS Podcast, the dads continue their talk with former Survivor: Gabon contestant Charlie Herschel about having child via surrogacy and what life has been like in the days following the birth of their child

This episode of The DTALKS Podcast contains language you'd find in an PG-13 movie. That language is not be safe for most work environments, for your kids, and listener discretion is advised.

#replacementdumbledore

#beabetterdad

Dec 4, 2017

In this episode of the DTALKS Podcast, the dads talk to former Survivor: Gabon contestant Charlie Herschel about having child via surrogacy, the journey he and his husband went on during that process, and finishes with the flight out to meet their child. 

This episode of The DTALKS Podcast contains language you'd find in an PG-13 movie. That language is not be safe for most work environments, for your kids, and listener discretion is advised.

#ignorantquestion

#beabetterdad

Nov 27, 2017

In this episode of the DTALKS Podcast, the dads talk about their biggest recent parenting mistakes, how they've dealt with that, and go on to discuss what the believe to be a mistake ours parents made. 

This episode of The DTALKS Podcast contains language you'd find in an PG-13 movie. That language is not be safe for most work environments, for your kids, and listener discretion is advised.

#middleagedwomenaremyspiritanimal

#beabetterdad

Nov 20, 2017

In this episode of the DTALKS Podcast, the dads talk to professional soccer player, and former member of the United States national team, Clarence Goodson. He talks about raising his son and two daughters, what it was like being a dad while juggling a professional sports career, and what life has been like since retiring.

This episode of The DTALKS Podcast contains language you'd find in an PG-13 movie. That language is not be safe for most work environments, for your kids, and listener discretion is advised.

#j-joke

#beabetterdad

Nov 13, 2017

In this episode of the DTALKS Podcast, the dads finish up the two-part discussion with Shaun (who's also a law enforcement officer) about life after the adoption, how it affected his teenage daughter, and then his daughter choosing to live with him. 

This episode of The DTALKS Podcast contains language you'd find in an PG-13 movie. That language is not be safe for most work environments, for your kids, and listener discretion is advised.

#brownblizzard

#beabetterdad

Nov 5, 2017

In this episode of the DTALKS Podcast, the dads begin a two-part discussion with Shaun (who's also a law enforcement officer) about the circumstances leading up to he and his wife looking into adopting a newborn, the adoption process, and getting the call that they'd been chosen as the new parents of a soon-to-be born baby.

Be sure to listen next week for part two where the talk moves to having their new child at home, life with a teenage daughter, and the journey they've been on in the near two years since the adoption.

This episode of The DTALKS Podcast contains language you'd find in an PG-13 movie. That language is not be safe for most work environments, for your kids, and listener discretion is advised.

#whosbrennan

#beabetterdad

Oct 30, 2017

In this episode of the DTALKS Podcast, the dads talk about Halloween and trick or treating. We talk about the etiquette and safety of walking door to door, asking strangers for candy, and lessons we can teach through that. 

This episode also marks the announcement of our move to Vokal Now and how you'll be able to listen to our show going forward. We are excited for the opportunity to join this platform, especially with their relaunch of the Zoo, a classic rock station in the Dallas/Fort Worth market that many may remember. 

Be sure to check out our free "Things to Check Out" segment on Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/dtalkspodcast and sign up for our paid bonus segments for just $2 a month. 

This episode of The DTALKS Podcast contains language you'd find in an PG-13 movie. That language is not be safe for most work environments, for your kids, and listener discretion is advised.

#brownpumpkinproject

#beabetterdad

Oct 23, 2017

In this episode of the DTALKS Podcast, the dads talk about family gatherings, the dog and pony show that they can come where everyone shows off the kids and what they can do, and the pros and cons of putting our kids in that kind of social environment.

This episode marks the premier of a new format ahead of a big announcement coming the week of October 30th, 2017. Instead of a bi-weekly, two hour podcast, we are moving to a weekly half hour or so show. This means more DTALKS Podcast for you and a bit more focus from us. 

We will be launching directly into the discussion and ending with a weekly dad joke and how you can connect with us. The other staples of "Catching Up With the Dads" and "Things to Check Out" will be available as free bonus content on our Patreon site.

They may not be weekly, but when we do record them, they will always remain 100% free. 

This episode of The DTALKS Podcast contains language you'd find in an PG-13 movie. That language is not be safe for most work environments, for your kids, and listener discretion is advised.

 

#vomitbomb

#beabetterdad

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