Stand-Up Dads

A podcast for parents with a sense of humor. Two stand-up comics just trying to make sense of parenting in today’s world.

Episode 78 - Special Guest: Alicia Bates (Part Two) Dating for Single Parents

July 5th, 2020
*** WE HAVE A NEW WEBSITE AND BLOG!!!  ***
Go check it out at https://stand-up-dads.com
 
On this episode:

- Rob and Mike welcome single mom, teacher, author, small business owner and all around badass, Alicia Bates!

- The trio discuss dating as a single parent and the hilarious nightmare scenarios that come about as a result

- Rob gives Mike grief for dating younger women

- Turns out Alicia was stalked before it was cool 

Find Alicia and her awesome work here - 

www.aliciabates.com
FB Page: @aliciambates
FB Profile: /fireangel414
 
The GOFUNDME page for Alicia's Nephew and Great Niece can be found here.  Anything helps!  https://gf.me/u/x3nmmy

Have comments, suggestions or just want to say, "Hi!"?  Have an embarrassing fact that you want to learn about Mike?  Email us at thestandupdads@gmail.com 

Find us at https://stand-up-dads.com/ and https://standupdads.podbean.com/ or on facebook @standupdadspod

Find Mike's site at https://pencilforhire.myportfolio.com/

Find Big Nick's Gag on This Podcast at https://gagonthis.podbean.com/ and https://www.gagonthispodcast.com/

Find Doug Gray's WONDERFUL graphic novel, The Eye of Mongombo here - https://www.amazon.com/Eye-Mongombo-1-Doug-Gray/dp/167811782X/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Thanks for listening!

Episode 77 - Special Guest: Alicia Bates (Part One) Single Moms vs. Single Dads

June 28th, 2020
*** WE HAVE A NEW WEBSITE AND BLOG!!!  ***
Go check it out at https://stand-up-dads.com
 
On this episode:

- Rob and Mike welcome single mom, teacher, author, small business owner and all around badass, Alicia Bates!

- The trio discuss alternate ways to teach your son about birth control (it's kinda creepy)

- Alicia talks about prepping for an empty nest

- The stand-up parents take a quiz to find out if we're ready to welcome a newborn.  Turns out that we're not.

- Comparing the experience of a single mom to that of a single dad

- This week's Bad Dad shows what he's willing to do for his kid and winds up in jail

 

Find Alicia and her awesome work here - 

www.aliciabates.com
FB Page: @aliciambates
FB Profile: /fireangel414
 
The GOFUNDME page for Alicia's Nephew and Great Niece can be found here.  Anything helps!  https://gf.me/u/x3nmmy

Have comments, suggestions or just want to say, "Hi!"?  Have an embarrassing fact that you want to learn about Mike?  Email us at thestandupdads@gmail.com 

Find us at https://stand-up-dads.com/ and https://standupdads.podbean.com/ or on facebook @standupdadspod

Find Mike's site at https://pencilforhire.myportfolio.com/

Find Big Nick's Gag on This Podcast at https://gagonthis.podbean.com/ and https://www.gagonthispodcast.com/

Find Doug Gray's WONDERFUL graphic novel, The Eye of Mongombo here - https://www.amazon.com/Eye-Mongombo-1-Doug-Gray/dp/167811782X/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

 

Links to the videos and articles mentioned in the show are below:

Parenting quizzes can be found here - https://lab.secondstreet.com/articles/5-parenting-quizzes/

https://www.parents.com/parenting/dynamics/single-parenting/single-moms-vs-single-dads-a-look-at-the-double-standards-of-single-parenthood-how-we-can-do-better/

Bad Dad - https://www.wave3.com/2020/06/20/nky-father-son-charged-with-plotting-beat-up-judge-sons-child-porn-case/#:~:text=KENTON%20COUNTY%2C%20Ky.,Preston%20Ritter%20Sr.&text=are%20in%20jail%20accused%20of,Grothaus%20and%20attorney%20Darryl%20Cox.

Thanks for listening!

Episode 76 - What Makes a Good Parent?

June 21st, 2020
On this episode:

- Rob and Mike try to figure out exactly what is a "Good Parent"

- Rob displays his lack of editing skills for your enjoyment.

- This week's Bad Dad actually makes Rob and Mike feel better about their lackluster parenting skills.

Have comments, suggestions or just want to say, "Hi!"?  Have an embarrassing fact that you want to learn about Mike?  Email us at thestandupdads@gmail.com 

Find us at https://standupdads.podbean.com/ or on facebook @standupdadspod

Find Mike's site at https://pencilforhire.myportfolio.com/

Find Big Nick's Gag on This Podcast at https://gagonthis.podbean.com/ and https://www.gagonthispodcast.com/

Find Doug Gray's WONDERFUL graphic novel, The Eye of Mongombo here - https://www.amazon.com/Eye-Mongombo-1-Doug-Gray/dp/167811782X/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

 

Links to the videos and articles mentioned in the show are below:

https://www.parents.com/parenting/better-parenting/style/what-makes-a-great-parent/

https://www.verywellfamily.com/things-that-good-parents-do-620051

https://kimatv.com/news/local/yakima-father-accused-of-putting-meth-in-daughters-drink

Thanks for listening!

Episode 75 - Mistakes We Made That We Hope Our Kids Don’t Repeat

June 14th, 2020
On this episode:

- Rob is so bored that he volunteers for a clinical trial

- Mike has an embarrassing moment on a hot mic

- Rob and Mike challenge their nerdier listeners to play them on Magic the Gathering Arena

- Rob and Mike rehash some stupid mistakes they wish they could take back and hope that their kids won't repeat

 

Have comments, suggestions or just want to say, "Hi!"?  Have an embarrassing fact that you want to learn about Mike?  Email us at thestandupdads@gmail.com 

Find us at https://standupdads.podbean.com/ or on facebook @standupdadspod

Find Mike's site at https://pencilforhire.myportfolio.com/

Find Big Nick's Gag on This Podcast at https://gagonthis.podbean.com/ and https://www.gagonthispodcast.com/

Find Doug Gray's WONDERFUL graphic novel, The Eye of Mongombo here - https://www.amazon.com/Eye-Mongombo-1-Doug-Gray/dp/167811782X/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

 

Links to the videos and articles mentioned in the show are below:

https://simplyfamilymagazine.com/4-powerful-benefits-of-letting-your-child-make-mistakes

Thanks for listening!

Episode 74 (Kinda) - Protest Announcement

June 7th, 2020
In light of the protests against police brutality going on as I type this, we will not be having a regular episode this week as, when Mike and I recorded, it just sounded like two more white guys sounding off on what's going on in the world today.  We wanted to offer something more substantial.  Instead of a regular episode, we're providing links to charities supporting the protest moving that is currently changing the face of our country before out very eyes.  We'll return to regular programming next week.  

Have comments, suggestions or just want to say, "Hi!"?  Have an embarrassing fact that you want to learn about Mike?  Email us at thestandupdads@gmail.com 

 

Links to the charities supporting the current protests are below:

Community Bail Funds - https://bailfunds.github.io/ 

Black Lives Matter - https://blacklivesmatter.com/

Black Visions Collective (BLVC) - https://www.blackvisionsmn.org/

The Okra Project - https://www.theokraproject.com/

Loveland Foundation - https://thelovelandfoundation.org/

 

Thanks for listening!  Please stay safe while making the world a better place!

Episode 73 - Parental Burnout

May 31st, 2020
On this episode:

- Rob and Mike discuss dealing with parental burnout

- Rob gives Mike an apology regarding Harry Potter

- What are schools going to look like in the fall?

- Our Bad Dad is actually a Bad Son this time

- Rob and Mike briefly nerd out about comic books and Magic the Gathering

Have comments, suggestions or just want to say, "Hi!"?  Have an embarrassing fact that you want to learn about Mike?  Email us at thestandupdads@gmail.com 

Find us at https://standupdads.podbean.com/ or on facebook @standupdadspod

Find Mike's site at https://pencilforhire.myportfolio.com/

Find Big Nick's Gag on This Podcast at https://gagonthis.podbean.com/  and https://www.gagonthispodcast.com/

Find Doug Gray's WONDERFUL graphic novel, The Eye of Mongombo here - https://www.amazon.com/Eye-Mongombo-1-Doug-Gray/dp/167811782X/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

 

Links to the videos and articles mentioned in the show are below:

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/ny-li-zoom-stabbing-20200522-b2lag3tui5fvjo5e47ryyaetfi-story.html

https://www.fatherly.com/love-money/parental-burnout-stress-symptoms-tips/

Thanks for listening!

Episode 72 - Movies We Want Our Kids to Appreciate When They Grow Up

May 24th, 2020
On this episode:

- Rob and Mike discuss the movies they want their kids to see when they grow up.  

- Rob can't get a certain song out of his head.

Have comments, suggestions or just want to say, "Hi!"?  Have an embarrassing fact that you want to learn about Mike?  Email us at thestandupdads@gmail.com 

Find us at https://standupdads.podbean.com/ or on facebook @standupdadspod

Find Mike's site at https://pencilforhire.myportfolio.com/

Find Big Nick's Gag on This Podcast at https://gagonthis.podbean.com/  and https://www.gagonthispodcast.com/

Find Doug Gray's WONDERFUL graphic novel, The Eye of Mongombo here - https://www.amazon.com/Eye-Mongombo-1-Doug-Gray/dp/167811782X/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

 

Links to the videos and articles mentioned in the show are below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_1KHj87XrQ

 

Thanks for listening!

Episode 71 - Musical Influences for Our Kids

May 17th, 2020
On this episode:

- Rob and Mike go over their musical influences growing up and what we hope to pass on to our kids.  Holy crap!  I never realized how different our musical tastes are! 

Have comments, suggestions or just want to say, "Hi!"?  Have an embarrassing fact that you want to learn about Mike?  Email us at thestandupdads@gmail.com 

Find us at https://standupdads.podbean.com/ or on facebook @standupdadspod

Find Mike's site at https://pencilforhire.myportfolio.com/

Find Big Nick's Gag on This Podcast at https://gagonthis.podbean.com/  

Find Doug Gray's WONDERFUL graphic novel, The Eye of Mongombo here - https://www.amazon.com/Eye-Mongombo-1-Doug-Gray/dp/167811782X/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

 

Links to the videos and articles mentioned in the show are below:

My Shot https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ic7NqP_YGlg

I Go Pogo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=civxnI7nujA

Christmastime is Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PzetPqepXA

Help! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Q_ZzBGPdqE

Half as Much https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGFIFMxpVhc

Shiny https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93lrosBEW-Q

Harry Freakin Potter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEjTnFKrFKk

You Can't Always Get What you Want: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jv9sDn_2XkI

Sugaree https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GikGnKuehms

TROLOLO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Z4m4lnjxkY 

Fado - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=on9lKHZc5jA 

Happy Boy by the Beat Farmers (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEZtII8rt_Y

Oingo Boingo -  Piggies (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-ByBfciNPg 

Fishbone  – Servitude https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59_FivvLXgA 

Faith No More – RV https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilIDkkD0jIg 

Dead Kennedys – Pull My Strings https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gm0t99WmSCM 

Fugazi – Waiting Room (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0el25cdCnE 

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes - All Out of Love cover https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZGh-czwbFA

Eliot Fisk –  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDdudDaWdqY 

Dave Brubek – Take Five (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmDDOFXSgAs  

Charles Mingus - Haitian Fight Song (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEqP8DP6X3U 

Too Many Zooz - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4BwKWX-Xv4 

Baby Metal –  Gimme Chocolate (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIKqgE4BwAY 

Rock Sugar – Roll you in the hurricane - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMLhxHFhIsI&list=FLFQeb1WQ8EMwLra4b2AhOqg&index=6&t=0s&app=desktop

 

Thanks for listening!

Episode 70 - Should You Let Your Kids Win?

May 10th, 2020
On this episode:

- Sometimes kids speak out of turn and embarrass their parents.

- Rob and Mike delve into whether or not you should sometimes just let your kids win.  Turns out that Rob might be an overly competitive prick!

- Two-Part Bad Dad segment:  One dad decides to medicate his baby that may have eaten his drugs and a famous celebrity has a dad who was a hit man that claimed to have shot JFK!  Listen to find out who it is!

 

Have comments, suggestions or just want to say, "Hi!"?  Have an embarrassing fact that you want to learn about Mike?  Email us at thestandupdads@gmail.com 

Find us at https://standupdads.podbean.com/ or on facebook @standupdadspod

Find Mike's site at https://pencilforhire.myportfolio.com/

Find Big Nick's Gag on This Podcast at https://gagonthis.podbean.com/  

Find Doug Gray's WONDERFUL graphic novel, The Eye of Mongombo here - https://www.amazon.com/Eye-Mongombo-1-Doug-Gray/dp/167811782X/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

 

Links to the videos and articles mentioned in the show are below:

https://www.verywellfamily.com/letting-kids-win-4084810

https://www.mirror.co.uk/lifestyle/family/should-you-your-child-win-8108970

https://www.fatherly.com/parenting/discipline-and-behavior/should-you-let-your-kid-win-at-games/

https://www.kcra.com/article/5-year-old-boy-was-pulled-over-in-utah-on-his-way-to-california-to-try-to-buy-a-lamborghini/32374326

https://www.kptv.com/news/longview-police-arrest-father-accused-of-injecting-his-child-with-drug-after-he-thought-child/article_00592840-8f04-11ea-aaf4-d7ba2b7ca8af.html

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8290175/Woody-Harrelsons-father-twice-accused-murder-convicted-assassinating-judge.html

Thanks for listening!

Episode 69 - Bad Dad Palooza 2

May 3rd, 2020
On this episode:

- Rob feels like a less than good dad, so we're looking at other bad dads to make him feel better about his lousy parenting

 

Have comments, suggestions or just want to say, "Hi!"?  Have an embarrassing fact that you want to learn about Mike?  Email us at thestandupdads@gmail.com 

Find us at https://standupdads.podbean.com/ or on facebook @standupdadspod

Find Mike's site at https://pencilforhire.myportfolio.com/

Find Big Nick's Gag on This Podcast at https://gagonthis.podbean.com/  

Find Doug Gray's WONDERFUL graphic novel, The Eye of Mongombo here - https://www.amazon.com/Eye-Mongombo-1-Doug-Gray/dp/167811782X/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

 

Links to the videos and articles mentioned in the show are below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snkvYxtM4bk (Colin Quinn Clip)

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/04/30/metro/father-walking-with-two-young-children-pulls-knife-approaching-jogger-cambridge/

https://kyma.com/news/2020/05/01/father-daughter-arrested-in-meth-bust-at-i-8/

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8196337/Colorado-man-handcuffed-playing-tee-ball-wife-kid-park.html

https://www.deseret.com/utah/2020/4/9/21215175/salt-lake-man-tried-keep-daughter-home-arrested-abuse-police-say-covid-coronavirus-pandemic

https://kvia.com/news/crime/2020/04/09/father-son-arrested-for-gang-attack-on-kids-at-chamizal-national-park/

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/father-arrested-for-playing-with-daughter-in-park-citing-coronavirus-restrictions/ar-BB12jHrV

 

Thanks for listening!

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