The 2023 "New Years" Episode
Modern Dadhood
by Spencer Albee, Marc Checket, Pete Morse, Chris Ballew, Adam Flaherty, Caspar Babypants
2w ago
January 2023 marks the third birthday of Modern Dadhood. And at 79 episodes in, we've had some remarkable conversations with dads of all walks of life. In line with our mission, we've gained plenty of new perspective on what it means to be a father... but the learning and laughs don't stop here! In the "New Years" episode, we ponder new topics to cover and guests to invite in 2023. Don't drop off before Marc drops a jaw dropping installment of Did I Just Say That Out Loud?   Do YOU want to hear about the topics the guys want to cover in 2023? Or their "pie in the sky" dream guests? Well ..read more
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Normalizing Autism One Kid at a Time | Joe Mandravelis on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Fatherhood
Modern Dadhood
by Joe Mandravelis, Marc Checket, Caspar Babypants, Spencer Albee, Adam Flaherty, Chris Ballew, Pete Morse
1M ago
Joe Mandravelis was about to become a dad to twins when he and his wife learned their two year old daughter had Autism Spectrum Disorder. What they also learned, was having one child with autism means any other children you have are 20 times more likely to be on the spectrum. Joe joins Modern Dadhood to discuss the joys, challenges, and general insanity of raising three amazing and powerful kids who each need support in unique ways as they navigate through school, therapies, and social situations. Episode 78 of Modern Dadhood releases the day before Christmas Eve eve, 2022. The guys discuss t ..read more
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Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion | Jermaine Moore on Fatherhood, Raising Empathetic Kids
Modern Dadhood
by Jermaine Moore, Adam Flaherty, Marc Checket, Chris Ballew, Spencer Albee, Caspar Babypants, Pete Morse
2M ago
Everyone wants to belong. According to Jermaine Moore, to feel welcome, respected, seen, and heard, comes second only to our human desire to be loved. That's why Jermaine, a father of four, has devoted his career to teaching and training business leaders on the vital importance (and proven benefits) of prioritizing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the workplace, while also teaching young  people, including his own children, the true value of empathy. Jermaine joins the Modern Dadhood conversation to share some wisdom about DEI, raising empathetic children, and why he's so encouraged by ..read more
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Deconstructing Paternal Postpartum Depression | Journalist Joe Keohane on Stigma, Stoicism, New Fatherhood
Modern Dadhood
by Joe Keohane, Marc Checket, Caspar Babypants, Spencer Albee, Adam Flaherty, Pete Morse, Chris Ballew
3M ago
What new dad doesn't feel over tired, overwhelmed, and thrown for a life-changing loop? But how do you know if YOUR experience is more intense than any other new dad—or when it warrants seeking help? Journalist and Editor Joe Keohane (Men's Health, Entrepreneur, The New York Times) joins the conversation to share about his research on, and personal experience with, paternal postpartum depression. He dissects the stigmas, describes warning signs, and shares helpful resources for those experiencing it. Don't drop off before Adam shares a spooky Instant Regret!   Episode 76 of Modern Dadhood ..read more
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Rewarding My Younger Self | Jon Heder on Fatherhood, Priorities, NFTs
Modern Dadhood
by Jon Heder, Chris Ballew, Caspar Babypants, Marc Checket, Spencer Albee, Adam Flaherty, Pete Morse
3M ago
At what point in your life did you realize that you wanted to be a father? Even as a kid, actor Jon Heder recognized he was born to be a dad. When the cultural phenomenon Napoleon Dynamite unexpectedly launched him into the spotlight in 2004, Jon knew how he’d balance that with family life: family would simply always take priority. Nearly 20 years and four kids later, Jon works when he wants to, indulges selfie-hungry fans, and keeps his priorities in check. Episode 75 of Modern Dadhood opens with a chat about when in their lives Adam and Marc knew they wanted to have kids, and some discussio ..read more
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Rewarding My Younger Self: Jon Heder on Fatherhood, Priorities, NFTs
Modern Dadhood
by Jon Heder, Chris Ballew, Caspar Babypants, Marc Checket, Spencer Albee, Adam Flaherty, Pete Morse
3M ago
At what point in your life did you realize that you wanted to be a father? Even as a kid, actor Jon Heder recognized he was born to be a dad. When the cultural phenomenon Napoleon Dynamite unexpectedly launched him into the spotlight in 2004, Jon knew how he’d balance that with family life: family would simply always take priority. Nearly 20 years and four kids later, Jon works when he wants to, appeases selfie-hungry fans, and keeps his priorities in check. Episode 75 of Modern Dadhood opens with a chat about when in their lives Adam and Marc knew they wanted to have kids, and some discussio ..read more
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"Lovable Idiot" Reformed | SNL's Bobby Moynihan on Fatherhood, Playfulness, Self Care
Modern Dadhood
by Adam Flaherty
4M ago
What do a sheep with a jetpack, a drunk uncle, and a pot-smoking manatee have in common? They’re all hilarious characters that our guest, Bobby Moynihan, dreamed up. The Saturday Night Live alum joins Adam and Marc to swap dad stories, drop a little sage advice about meditation, and talk about his new children’s book “Not All Sheep are Boring!” Spoiler alert: some are actually quite dull. Stick around after the interview for another installment of the sensational new segment Kisses & Disses. Episode 74 opens with a brief discussion about the upcoming Halloween season, including chatting b ..read more
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A Breadwinner's Balancing Act | Keith Belanger on Balance, Mindfulness, Fatherhood
Modern Dadhood
by Keith Belanger, Pete Morse, Marc Checket, Spencer Albee, Caspar Babypants, Chris Ballew, Adam Flaherty
5M ago
Raise your hand if you’re sort of done with the buzz phrase work/life balance? Same. As parents, the balance that we strike every day goes far more granular than just “work” and “life.” Stress, mindfulness, nourishment, sleep, play, relationships, role modeling, mental health, social life… that’s a challenging equilibrium! And when you don’t put in the work to keep this balance in check, it can easily slip out of whack. Dad of three and early adopter of Modern Dadhood, Keith Belanger, joins us to discuss that balancing act. Don’t drop off before the “Piano Man” challenge, and a ROFLMAO-worthy ..read more
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Breaking Down The Mystery of Money | Chris Miles on Financial Freedom + Fatherhood
Modern Dadhood
by Chris Miles, Pete Morse, Spencer Albee, Adam Flaherty, Chris Ballew, Caspar Babypants, Marc Checket
5M ago
As if there isn’t enough we parents have to keep straight between juggling work, kids’ schedules, meal prep, endless laundry, and maybe the occasional workout sesh… And on top of it all, we’re expected to manage our finances and plan for the future. When money is abundant, this can be a fun and exciting challenge. But when money is scarce, it can be a colossal source of stress. Self-proclaimed “Anti-Financial Advisor” Chris Miles, father of 8 and host of Money Ripples, joins Adam and Marc to dispel some money myths, share advice directly from his personal experiences, and educate us on some be ..read more
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Superpower: Unlocked | Jeff Fajans on the Benefits of Creative Thinking
Modern Dadhood
by Jeff Fajans, Pete Morse, Spencer Albee, Chris Ballew, Caspar Babypants, Adam Flaherty, Marc Checket
6M ago
Announcement:  Modern Dadhood is featured in the August 2022 issue of Podcast Magazine! Subscribe at http://podcastmagazine.com or follow Modern Dadhood on Facebook or LinkedIn to view the article. Part of being a parent is helping to teach our kids to have—and utilize—a creative mindset. And even though sometimes it can be a struggle to bring a creative idea to life, there are plenty of lessons to be learned from the process itself. Jeff Fajans, a Creative Performance & Executive Coach, joins Adam and Marc to chat about the potential benefits of carving out time in our lives for crea ..read more
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