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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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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

Oct 9, 2017

In this episode of the DTALKS Podcast, the dads have special guest Matt Gilbert on to discuss his wife's battle with breast cancer and the effect that had on their lives, the relationship with each other, and how their family dealt with the challenges that come with facing cancer head on.

As always, this episode features America's favorite segments "Dad Jokes" and "Things You Should Check Out".

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

The DTALKS Podcast hosts would like Go Bacon Jerky flor sponsoring this episode. Use promo code DTALKS for 20% off of your order of $15 or more. A purchase of $20 also gets free shipping.

Things to Check Out:

Galan - Central Arts of Bedford or a local painting class geared towards kids

Guest Host Matt - Cooking classes for kids and YouTube channel All Deaf Digital

John - Slime Rancher

#fecalfactory

#beabetterdad

Sep 24, 2017

In this episode of the DTALKS Podcast, the dads discuss their experiences, or lack thereof, with college and how that might affect how they guide their children through their education.

As always, this episode features America's favorite segments "Ask the Dads", "Dad Jokes", and "Things You Should Check Out".

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

The DTALKS Podcast hosts would like the following companies for sponsoring this episode:

Diaper Dude - use promo code DTALKS10 for 10% off. 

Go Bacon Jerky - use promo code DTALKS for 20% off of your order of $15 or more. A purchase of $20 also gets free shipping.

Things to Check Out:

Galan - Destiny 2, now available on PS4 and XB1. Available for preorder on PC. Each link should take you to the respective platform.

Joe - School of Rock

John - D&D YouTube Channel - Critical Role, Matt Coville's channel about DMing D&D 

If you're new to this or want to introduce your kids to RPG games, check out the Pathfinder Beginner Box or the D&D Beginner's Kit

#buttothatbut

#beabetterdad

Sep 10, 2017

In this episode of the DTALKS Podcast, the dads talk to Alan about joint custody, the circumstances leading up to the birth of his daughter, and the guiding his daughter through that experience.

As always, this episode features America's favorite segments "Ask the Dads", "Dad Jokes", and "Things You Should Check Out".

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

The DTALKS Podcast hosts would like the following companies for sponsoring this episode:

Diaper Dude - use promo code DTALKS10 for 10% off. 

Go Bacon Jerky - use promo code DTALKS for 20% off of your order of $15 or more. A purchase of $20 also gets free shipping.

Things to Check Out:

Galan - "It", both the new movie and the novel 

Joe - Fantastic Negrito's new album, The Last Days of Oakland

Sylvie - Despicable Me 3

John - Stavesacre's new album, MCMXCV 

Alan - Duck Tales

#thisisdadover

#beabetterdad

Aug 27, 2017

In this episode of the DTALKS Podcast, the dads discuss the lies our kids tell, the lies we tell our kids, and what that impact has on us as parents. 

Warning: There is discussion about Santa, the Easter Bunny, and the Tooth Fairy. If you have children of applicable ages, you might want to listen alone. 

As always, this episode features America's favorite segments "Ask the Dads", "Dad Jokes", and "Things You Should Check Out".

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

The DTALKS Podcast hosts would like the following companies for sponsoring this episode:

Diaper Dude - use promo code DTALKS10 for 10% off. 

Go Bacon Jerky - use promo code DTALKS for 20% off of your order of $15 or more. A purchase of $20 also gets free shipping.

Things to Check Out:

Galan - Netflix's The Defenders

Joe - Amazon's The Tick

John - /r/childrenfallingover on Reddig

#suckstosuck

#beabetterdad

Aug 14, 2017

In this episode of the DTALKS Podcast, the dads talk to Fort Worth ISD trustee Jacinto "Cinto" Ramos, Jr. about why he ran for a position on the school board, how the Fort Worth ISD has changed during his time on the board, being a dad while juggling the pros and cons of that position, and discuss being a Hispanic father and the subject of race. 

We cannot wait to share this episode with you guys. The story that Cinto shared with us is powerful, motivating, and might frustrate you a little as you get a peek behind of the curtains of what might go on behind the closed doors of your school district. 

As always, this episode features America's favorite segments "Ask the Dads", "Dad Jokes", and "Things You Should Check Out".

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

#free99

#beabetterdad

Jul 31, 2017

In this episode of the DTALKS Podcast, the dads talk to District 14 judge, the honorable Eric Moye about being a dad while studying law, being a dad to his daughter and two step-sons, listen to the wisdom he provides. 

Afterwards, we reflect on that conversation and then talk about the potentially volatile subject of discipline. This tends to focus on spanking, whether or not we both do and/or agree with it, but we do talk about how we've handled our kids so far. 

As always, this episode features America's favorite segments "Ask the Dads", "Dad Jokes", and "Things You Should Check Out".

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

Things to check out will be up on 7/31! Be sure to check back.

#playingcatch

#beabetterdad

Jul 17, 2017

In this episode of the DTALKS Podcast, the dads talk to WFAA Chief Meteorologist Pete Delkus about being a dad while managing a career that keeps him busy, especially during inclement weather. Later in the episode, we talk to the returning Joe about the first few weeks of being a dad all over again. 

As always, this episode features America's favorite segments "Ask the Dads", "Dad Jokes", and "Things You Should Check Out".

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

#fudbud · #twinsaretwobabies · #doubledad

#beabetterdad

Things to Check Out:

Galan: The Last Jedi Behind the Scenes Featurette & Spider-Man: Homecoming

John: Baby Driver

Joe: Big Sister (Big Brother spoof) & 30oz tumblers*

 

*Yeti, RTIC, Ozark Trail at Wal-Mart, etc. Joe suggested RTIC, but they are currently hard to get a hold of due to legal action from Yeti

Jul 2, 2017

In this episode of the DTALKS Podcast, the dads talk to friend of the show Eliot Silvey about raising two girls, 7 and soon to be 4, handling body image, and impact of business travel on you and your family. 

Joe was not able to make this recording session as he and his wife welcomed a new addition to their family. Send your congratulations to joe@dtalkspodcast.com!

As always, this episode features America's favorite segments "Ask the Dads", "Dad Jokes", and "Things You Should Check Out".

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

#prohooha · #frontbottom · #dontletyourdaughterswearbikinis

#beabetterdad

Thinks to Check Out

John - Player Unknown's Battleground on Steam

Eliot - The Lost Causes and Netflix's "The Ranch"

Galan - Star Wars: 5-Minute Star Wars Stories

Matt - The Looking Glass Wars

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Jun 19, 2017

In this episode of the DTALKS Podcast, the dads talk to comedian, Fox News personality, and father Tom Shillue about his book Mean Dads for a Better America: The Generous Rewards of an Old Fashioned Childhood which released on June 6th. 

We then go on to discuss summer, primarily talking about swimming and water safety. 

As always, this episode features America's favorite segments "Ask the Dads", "Dad Jokes", and "Things You Should Check Out".

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

#meandads

#beabetterdad

Jun 5, 2017

In this episode of the DTALKS Podcast, the dads talk to Joe's dad, Cliff, and Galan's dad, Eddie about growing up, how their father/son relationship has changed over the years, and John adds some thoughtful questions along the way in the first part of our recognition of Father's Day.

As always, this episode features America's favorite segments "Ask the Dads", "Dad Jokes", and "Things You Should Check Out".

Six Things My Children Need
(Thanks for sharing, Cliff!)

  1. My Love - The need to know their father loves them. It's verbalized and shown.
  2. My Discipline - Discipline is proof I love our children. You can't discipline other people's children. It says, "I care about you".
  3. My Acceptance - My love is unconditional. No strings attached. We accept them no matter what. I will never stop loving them.
  4. My Approval - They need to hear me say, "I'm proud of you".
  5. My Spoken Belief in Their Life - They need to hear me say, "You can do it."
  6. My Active Presence In Their Life - It says, "You matter. You are important.

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

#joestoleaminivantoapplyforajobattarget

#longesthashtagweveused

#beabetterdad

PS - Apologies for any mic stand bumps we missed in editing. When you get five people around a table, things can get a bit interesting. 

May 22, 2017

In this episode of the DTALKS Podcast, the dads talk to esteemed Dallas/Fort Worth sportscaster Dale Hansen, known for his work on WFAA Channel 8 along with multiple viral videos of his Unplugged segment.

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. 

As always, this episode features America's favorite segments "Ask the Dads", "Dad Jokes", and "Things You Should Check Out".

This episode of The DTALKS Podcast contains mild language you might find in a PG or PG-13 movie. That language may not be safe for work, for your kids, and listener discretion is advised.

#listentoyourkids 

#beabetterdad

May 8, 2017

In this episode of the DTALKS Podcast, the dads talk to a gentleman by the name of Todd Pipes...father, English teacher, producer, real estate agent, and a continuing part of pop culture. He's the singer of Deep Blue Something, a band known for their 90's hit, "Breakfast at Tiffany's". 

Todd talks about his teaching career, raising two teenagers, fostering his son's interest in music, and everything else we threw his way. We cannot thank him enough for his time. 

As always, this episode features America's favorite segments "Ask the Dads", "Dad Jokes", and "Things You Should Check Out".

This episode of The DTALKS Podcast contains mild language you might find in a PG or PG-13 movie. That language may not be safe for work, for your kids, and listener discretion is advised.

Thanks for being with us through our 10th episode. We have some interesting possibilities on the horizon. Here's to hoping they pan out.

#saturdayafternoonfun 

#beabetterdad

Apr 24, 2017

In this episode of the DTALKS Podcast, the dads talk about both the Easter holiday and about an ongoing controversy surrounding YouTube channel Daddyofive, in addition to looking at how we share our children via social media on the internet. 

We have a Dad Story from Joe's neighbor, Jake, and Jonathan adds some Dad Jokes he recorded for us. 

This episode also features our staple segments of "Ask the Dads", "Dad Jokes" and "Things You Should Check Out".

This episode of The DTALKS Podcast contains language that crosses into rated-R territory. That language may not be safe for work, for your kids, and listener discretion is advised.

#buttcut #dadham

The Hashtag Consolation Prizes go to #jetfired, #pandabuse, and #fragilejoe

#beabetterdad

Apr 10, 2017

In this episode of the DTALKS Podcast, the dads talk with special guest host Jonathan Crow about his experience raising a son with autism. It was an eye opening experience.

Some of the content might be seem a bit on the WTF side and may make some listeners uncomfortable, but keep in mind that parents of kids with autism face these challenges every day. It's not a part of their reality and is not a WTF moment for them. 

Two hours is simply not enough time to cover everything we wanted to, but we are really excited to share this glimpse into a world that a lot of people don't always understand. 

Here are some suggestions regarding Autism from Jonathan 

  • http://www.tacanow.org/ (he said .com, but it's .org)
  • Developmental Pediatrician that specializes in Autism
  • Your state's Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) program
  • Estate planning lawyer to discuss a Special Needs Trust

This episode also features our staple segments of "Ask the Dads", "Dad Jokes" and "Things You Should Check Out".

This episode of The DTALKS Podcast contains language that crosses well into R-rated territory. That language may not be safe for work, for your kids, and listener discretion is advised.

#waterwiggle

The Hashtag Consolation Prizes go to #5thspiderman, #crowshead, #dadhacks

 

Mar 27, 2017

In this episode of the DTALKS Podcast, the dads talk briefly about how we handle our kids and what they watch, we spoil the heck out of Netflix's Iron Fist series (SPOILERS!!!), and we feature a Dad Story from Mike Reynolds, aka the Everyday Girl Dad. 

As always, we feature our staple segments of "Ask the Dads", "Dad Jokes" and "Things You Should Check Out".

This episode is the first of what will be numerous shows about TV. If we didn't hit something you wish we'd have discussed, be sure to let us know by visiting our website, www.dtalkspodcast.com, and contacting us. 

This episode of The DTALKS Podcast contains language that just crosses into R-rated territory. That language may not be safe for work, for your kids, and listener discretion is advised.

#madamjoe

The Hashtag Consolation awards go to far too many. John threw out so many, I lost count. 

Promo provided by the Nerds with Words podcast. Be sure to check them out on Twitter under @nerdswithwords1

Mar 13, 2017

In this episode of the DTALKS Podcast, the dads talk about a list of parenting "hacks"...which ones are good, which ones aren't, and have some laughs at the some of the occasional shortcuts some of them take. 

This episode also features our staple segments of "Ask the Dads", "Dad Jokes" and "Things You Should Check Out".

This episode of The DTALKS Podcast contains language that just crosses into R-rated territory. That language may not be safe for work, for your kids, and listener discretion is advised.

#scudbutt

The Hashtag Consolation awards go to #glitterconsideration and #shadybaby

Feb 27, 2017

In this episode of the DTALKS Podcast, the dads talk about their experiences with working through the challenges involving sleep, transitioning our kids from our rooms to theirs, and whether "cry it out" has worked for us.

Before the dads talk sleep, one of our fathers shares a couple of stories in our first official "Dad Stories" segment. We look forward to showcasing more Dad Stories in future episodes. 

As always, you will find our staple segments of "Ask the Dads", "Dad Jokes" and "Things You Should Check Out".

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

#memoryfoammoney

Feb 13, 2017

In this episode of the DTALKS Podcast, the dads talk about their experiences with teething and how they've dealt with the pesky subject of using profanity around their kids. We also introduce our new explicit warning courtesy of Galan's daughter, Ellie. 

This episode also features our staple segments of "Ask the Dads", "Dad Jokes" and "Things You Should Check Out".

In an episode that talks about profanity, it's safe to say that this episode of The DTALKS Podcast contains language that crosses into R-rated territory. That language may not be safe for work, for your kids, and listener discretion is advised.

#gumbubbles

Jan 30, 2017

In this episode of the DTALKS Podcast, the dads talk about the challenges we've faced as spouses and parents when trying to set aside time for our friends and partners while adjusting to our responsibilities as parents. 

This episode also features our staple segments of "Ask the Dads", "Dad Jokes" and "Things You Should Check Out".

We also a special, Patreon only segment where we discuss an article around reasons dads might not want to spend time with their kids. These episodes will be uploaded to Patreon on the day after our episode debuts. 

At the beginning of the episode, Galan mentions a new segment called "Dad Stories", but we forgot to make space for it, so that segment will make it's debut in a later episode. Sorry about that!

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

Featuring occasional "special host" Sylvie!

Your hosts are Galan, Joe, and John.

 

Jan 23, 2017

In this special interview mini-sode of The DTALKS Podcast, Joe interviews Lamar Austin, a New Hampshire father that was fired for attending the birth of his son. Lamar speaks about his reasoning, the opportunities this situation has presented him with, and there's a preview of an upcoming new segment called "Dad Stories". 

This kind of content will normally be found during full episode releases of The DTALKS Podcast or to Patreon supporters, but when we were presented with the opportunity to interview Lamar so shortly after our episode on paternity leave, we felt that it was something that we needed to share. 

Whichever side of the paternity leave issue you might fall on, I think we can all agree that idea of missing the birth of our children should not be a choice any parent should have to face. 

We cannot thank Lamar enough for taking the time out of his day to share his story and thoughts with us. A new kid is a challenge for any family to handle, whether they are new to the game or starting the adventure again for the third or fourth time. 

We hosts here at The DTALKS Podcast hope you enjoy this interview. 

 

Jan 15, 2017

In this episode of the DTALKS Podcast, the dads talk about the pros and cons, perception around, experiences with, and other facets of paternity leave, particularly here in the US. 

This episode also features our staple segments of "Ask the Dads" and "Dad Jokes" along with introducing our new segment, "Things You Should Check Out".

The DTALKS Podcast contains language that may not be safe for work, for your kids, and listener discretion is advised.

#fatdaddin

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