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The DTALKS Podcast - Detoxing from Life

The DTALKS Podcast is a parenting podcast where you can "detox" from the world and get a window into how other people live their lives. Our guests are parents and non-parents alike but each of them have a unique story and journey which will empower you to live your life to the fullest and help your children be better than we are. Come detox with DTALKS.
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Jul 26, 2022

Are you feeling frustrated because you spilled your coffee and are now late for work? Is this a big problem or a little problem? These types of questions are what today's guest Ben Feller addresses in his first ever book "Big Problems, Little Problems".

On this episode of the podcast Joe welcomes Ben to the show to discuss his book, how this philosophy can help both parents and their kids, and what Ben's time covering the White House was like.

Enjoy!

If you want to read the AP News story Ben referenced in the episode be sure to click below!

https://www.bet.com/article/x9ctx6/obama-honors-fallen-soldiers-during-pre-dawn-delaware-trip

About Ben Feller

Ben Feller is an award-winning writer who covered two presidents and now helps people and organizations tell their own stories. He is also a writing coach, moderator, media adviser and public speaker on parenting, politics and the power of communications.

A first-time children’s book author, Ben’s most important title – Sam Feller’s dad – is the one that drove him to write Big Problems, Little Problems, a father-son tale about conquering life’s frustrations together.

The book is built on Ben’s love of parenting, his career in problem-solving and his pride in watching Sam grow up as a compassionate, joyful boy.

In his first career as a journalist, which spanned 20 years, Ben distinguished himself as one of the finest reporters in the nation. He ultimately served as the Chief White House Correspondent for The Associated Press, a role in which he led presidential coverage for the largest news organization in the world.

Ben spent more than six years covering President Barack Obama and President George W. Bush, traveling aboard Air Force One across the United States and to more than 25 other countries. He often asked the first question at press conferences and was honored as a “master of deadline reporting.”

About 'Big Problems, Little Problems'

Illustration of a man in business attire hugging his young son

Big Problems, Little Problems is the story of how a dad teaches his son to solve the daily challenges of life – and, in turn, the surprising ways in which a child can teach a grown-up to remember what is important, too.

We invite you into this charming picture book about a single dad (a rarity in the picture book world) and his little boy, who turns out to be very wise. From their secret handshake to their mutual problem-solving, this father and son have winning ways.

Written with lessons that apply to any family with young children, the book is distinctively told from a father’s perspective, and built on how a son and dad listen to and learn from each other. This is a tale of how to conquer frustration no matter what the problem.

 

Thanks to Empire Toys for this episode of the podcast!

Nostalgia is something everyone loves and Empire Toys in Keller Texas is on nostalgia overload.
 
With toys and action figures from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and today, Empire Toys is a one-stop-shop for a trip down memory lane and a chance to reclaim what was once yours (but likely sold at a garage sale)
 
Check out Empire Toys on Facebook, Instagram, or at TheEmpireToys.com

The DTALKS Podcast has also been ranked #9 in the "Top 40 Detox Podcast You Must Follow in 2020" according to Feedspot.com for our work in the Cultural Detox space. Thank you so much to the Feedspot team! 

https://blog.feedspot.com/detox_podcasts/

 

Jul 19, 2022

What is the responsibility of artists? What does the role of art play in all humankind? How does a conversation between two people who only met one time get so deep in 60 minutes? All this and more in the latest episode of The DTALKS Podcast!

In this episode of the podcast Joe welcomes actor (and friend) Franklin Killian to the podcast. Joe and Franklin discuss the overall responsibility of the artist in our lives and dissect Franklin's own career as well (including how he's connected to the current Netlfix show Cobra Kai!)

Enjoy!

Watch Franklin's show Homeschooled here!

 

Thanks to Empire Toys for this episode of the podcast!

Nostalgia is something everyone loves and Empire Toys in Keller Texas is on nostalgia overload.
 
With toys and action figures from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and today, Empire Toys is a one-stop-shop for a trip down memory lane and a chance to reclaim what was once yours (but likely sold at a garage sale)
 
Check out Empire Toys on Facebook, Instagram, or at TheEmpireToys.com

The DTALKS Podcast has also been ranked #9 in the "Top 40 Detox Podcast You Must Follow in 2020" according to Feedspot.com for our work in the Cultural Detox space. Thank you so much to the Feedspot team! 

https://blog.feedspot.com/detox_podcasts/

 

Jul 12, 2022

We're back!

Thank you for being patient with us as we took a well-deserved summer vacation these past several weeks. However, we know there is always work to be done to make a more inclusive world and are right back at it again!

We're thrilled to welcome Dave Wilk to the podcast for our first episode back! 

Dave is one of the co-founder's of Four Day Weekend and he and Joe talk about how a 6 week run back in the 90's has turned into a corporate training entity. They discuss the transferable skills improv comedy can give any corporate leader and above all, how we can all make the world a better place!

Enjoy!

About Four Day Weekend

Voted Best Comedy and named “Best
Entertainment Experience in Texas”, Four Day
Weekend is a D/FW comedy institution.
Fort Worth’s Mayor awarded them the Key to the City
for being “Fort Worth’s Greatest Ambassador”,
they've been awarded Small Business of the Year by
the Chamber of Commerce, performed for two U.S.
presidents and delivered a keynote address to the
United States Congress.

Four Day Weekend, a critically-acclaimed comedy troupe, is the longest-running show in the Southwest. The group performs a one-hour and forty-five minute improv comedy show around audience suggestions and participation.

About Dave Wilk

David Wilk is proud to be a Founding Member of the Four Day Weekend Comedy Theaters.  In addition to having performed more than 6,500 live shows, Dave also travels nationally and internationally emceeing and keynote speaking for corporate clients.  His client list reads like a “who’s who” of the fortune 500.  He’s been in more commercials than he can remember.  If you wear it, eat it, watch it, or talk into it, he’s hawked it to you.  Thanks for buying it.

Comedy has led Dave on many amazing adventures including the following highlights.  Presenting 4day’s “Yes, And” Keynote for the United States Congress where he met President Obama, working with President Bush and at his request headlining an Armed Forces Entertainment tour performing in Kosovo, Belgium, The Netherlands, England and Germany, receiving the Key to the City of Fort Worth for being “Fort Worth’s Greatest Ambassadors”, being awarded The Small Business of the Year by the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce and becoming an Entrepreneur in Residence at Texas Christian University’s prestigious Neeley School of Business.    

Dave and his 4day colleagues chronicled this amazing ride in their National Best Selling book “Happy Accidents”, The Transformative Power of ‘Yes, And’ at Work and in Life.

Thanks to Empire Toys for this episode of the podcast!

Nostalgia is something everyone loves and Empire Toys in Keller Texas is on nostalgia overload.
 
With toys and action figures from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and today, Empire Toys is a one-stop-shop for a trip down memory lane and a chance to reclaim what was once yours (but likely sold at a garage sale)
 
Check out Empire Toys on Facebook, Instagram, or at TheEmpireToys.com

The DTALKS Podcast has also been ranked #9 in the "Top 40 Detox Podcast You Must Follow in 2020" according to Feedspot.com for our work in the Cultural Detox space. Thank you so much to the Feedspot team! 

https://blog.feedspot.com/detox_podcasts/

 

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