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 63 - Return of International Dad, ARI SHARP! Coronavirus and IVF

March 22nd, 2020
On this episode:

- Rob and Mike welcome back international dad, Ari Sharp!  (If you missed his first appearance, it's on episode 37) 

- We discuss how the Coronavirus is affecting people in Japan and Australia compared to the U.S. and how to bring it up with your kids

- Ari tells about his experience of going through IVF (in vitro fertilization) and gives some great advise on how to get through it

- This week's bad parent tries to trade a one-year-old kid for a 30 year old car

 

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 here - https://www.amazon.com/Eye-Mongombo-1-Doug-Gray/dp/167811782X/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Find Ari at https://arisharp.com/ and on Twitter @arisharp 

 

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

https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-climate-safety-and-crisis/health-crisis-resources/talking-to-children-about-covid-19-(coronavirus)-a-parent-resource

https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/coronavirus-how-talk-child.html

https://www.verywellfamily.com/how-much-does-ivf-cost-1960212

https://americanpregnancy.org/infertility/in-vitro-fertilization/

https://news.yahoo.com/us-mum-arrested-for-trying-to-trade-her-oneyearold-daughter-for-a-1992-car-160128471.html

 

Thanks for listening!

Episode 53 - Special Guest: Damian Harmony! Dealing with Miscarriage, Death of a Baby and Nerdfest 2020

January 12th, 2020
On this episode:

- We welcome back special guest DAMIAN HARMONY!!!

- Mike discusses his experiences with miscarriage and how to deal with it as a dad

- Damian shares the painful experience of losing a newborn son

- Mike and Damian swap single dad dating stories and Mike learns about the age formula (half your age plus 7)

- Theories on living life to the fullest

- All three nerd out on comic strips and wrestling

- This week's bad dad has no idea how to dress his daughter for school

 

Resources for dealing with loss mentioned in this episode are below:

https://www.sutterhealth.org/ways-to-give/philanthropy/smcs/childrens-bereavement-art-group

https://www.compassionatefriends.org/

https://www.marchofdimes.org

https://www.mastersincounseling.org/guide/loss-grief-bereavement/

 

Links to Damian's shows and projects are below.  Please check them out!  He'll appreciate the support and you'll be rewarded with some quality entertainment!

DAMIAN can be found on Twitter @DUHHarmony.  His podcast, A GEEK HISTORY OF TIME, can be found on Twitter at GeekHistoryTime and at https://www.geekhistorytime.com/ and the CAPITOL PUN-ISHMENT SHOW dates can be found on Luna's site here: http://www.lunascafe.com/calendar.html and you can also find them on Facebook under Capitol PUNishment and on Instragram under Capitolpuns.  Also, Damian will be at the PUNCHLINE in Sacramento on Wednesday, January 15th at 7:00pm.  Go check it out!

 

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/  Want to send a Bag of Dicks?  Go to https://bagofdicks.com/?rfsn=3343592.79579f and use the code GAGONPODCAST to get 20% off your order!

 

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

https://www.fatherly.com/news/dad-training-underwear-daughter-preschool/

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/laugh-cry-live/201610/9-compassionate-tips-surviving-the-death-your-baby

 

Thanks for listening!

Episode 50 - Fears and Phobias

December 22nd, 2019
On this episode:

- Rob caves on the Elf on the Shelf and gets one for his kid.  He's not happy, but Mike is overjoyed!

- Rob and Mike talk about phobias (their own and others)

- Turns out there are lots of unusual phobias out there

- This week's bad dad did what probably many of us would have done to cover for his kid

 

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/  Want to send a Bag of Dicks?  Go to https://bagofdicks.com/?rfsn=3343592.79579f and use the code GAGONPODCAST to get 20% off your order!

 

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tD_WKSXpCEc - Keith Alberstadt clip

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgP1vXmOQ0Y - Ahmed Baroocha clip

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=10156124071084087 - Brad Williams clip

http://www.cc.com/video-clips/xwpitc/john-oliver-s-new-york-stand-up-show-perfect-fear - Dana Gould clip

http://www.childrenshospital.org/conditions-and-treatments/conditions/p/phobias/symptoms-and-causes

https://www.thehealthy.com/mental-health/strange-phobias/

https://wreg.com/2019/12/03/suspects-father-accused-of-lying-to-police-after-deadly-crash/

Thanks for listening!

Episode 32 - Bullying

August 18th, 2019

On this episode:

- Rob and Mike discuss how to identify and deal with bullying while throwing in bullying stories from their past

- Bad Dad this week is a Mom doing the right thing the wrong way

- What happens when little kids take their parents' cars to McDonald's without their consent

 

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/

 

Links to the articles mentioned in the show are below:

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urdf4g-LXk4 (Steve Martin Clip)

https://childmind.org/article/what-to-do-if-your-child-is-bullying/

https://www.verywellfamily.com/ways-discipline-child-for-bullying-others-460520

https://www.verywellfamily.com/reasons-why-kids-are-bullied-460777

http://wiki.c2.com/?FoggingTechnique

http://www.kenrigby.net/07c-Fogging

https://www.bark.us/blog/5-best-anti-bullying-videos-on-youtube-for-tweens-and-teens/

https://www.ncab.org.au/

https://kdvr.com/2017/10/17/local-childrens-author-uses-humor-to-teach-bullying-prevention/

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/mom-banned-school-threatening-daughters-alleged-bullies-ill-f-115259918.html

Thanks for listening!

Episode 31 - Special Guest: Comedian Joey C. - Being Raised by Immigrants and Dealing With Losing a Child

August 11th, 2019

On this episode:

- Rob and Mike welcome very special guest, Comedian Joey C.

- Joey C. and Rob discuss what it was like being raised by immigrant parents and how it affected their parenting styles

- A quick take on circumcision

- Dealing with the loss of a child

- Bad dad segment involves a guy who fails horribly at trying to cover up that he stole from his Girl Scout daughter

- Old men discuss classic rock

- A couple of road stories from the stand-up comics 

 

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/

 

Links to the articles mentioned in the show are below:

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/understanding-grief/201612/loss-child

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/talking-about-trauma/201506/grieving-the-loss-child-the-five-stage-myth

https://healgrief.org/grieving-the-death-of-a-child/

https://kdvr.com/2019/04/01/father-accused-of-faking-burglary-to-cover-up-stealing-daughters-girl-scout-cookie-money/

Resources for dealing with loss mentioned in this episode are below:

https://www.sutterhealth.org/ways-to-give/philanthropy/smcs/childrens-bereavement-art-group

https://www.compassionatefriends.org/

https://www.marchofdimes.org

https://www.mastersincounseling.org/guide/loss-grief-bereavement/

 

Thanks for listening!

Episode 29 - Youth Sports and Participation Trophies

July 28th, 2019

On this episode:

- Rob and Mike go over the current state of youth sports and their impact on kids and parents

- Participation trophies... good or bad?

- Bad dad segment covers a bunch of parents who can't control themselves at a little league game

 

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/

 

Links to the articles mentioned in the show are below:

http://www.cc.com/video-clips/msa8w8/john-oliver-s-new-york-stand-up-show-cholo-soccer-dad

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQIeGSbG8Yc&list=PLLNUevQUGnUNN49joU9gNKhTFlIxjR041&index=3&t=0s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6Xtk7ALaUI

https://fox2now.com/2019/06/19/parents-brawl-over-a-13-year-old-umpires-call-at-little-league-game-police-tell-parents-to-grow-up/

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-new-you/201806/should-we-give-our-kids-participation-trophies

https://www.athleticscholarships.net/benefits-risks-youth-sport.htm

Thanks for listening!

Episode 28 - Theme Parks!

July 21st, 2019

On this episode:

- Rob and Mike recap their recent visits to Disneyland and Universal Studios with their kids and offer some strategies for future visits

     - How the hell do they take all of your money and make you feel good about it???

- Mike's daughter finds a not so appropriate way to make some spending money

- Bad dad discovers that the family that steals together goes to jail together

 

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/

 

Links to the articles mentioned in the show are below:

https://www.pharostribune.com/news/local_news/article_5b6a0d33-e649-5bbf-8451-671438b836f6.html

Thanks for listening!

Episode 18 - Guest Host Jay Wuck & Overcoming Childhood Fears

May 12th, 2019

On this episode:

- Comedian Jay Wuck fills in as guest host while Mike is away for business

- Addressing your kid's fears before they turn into phobias

     - Guess which kid is afraid of dogs and which one is afraid of worms!

- This week’s bad dad isn't mainly a decent dad that makes a bad decision and pays for it

- Who’s the comic of the week?  Listen and find out!

 

***SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!!!***

Stand-Up Dads Podcast will be at the Sacramento Podcast Festival!!!  June 1st at 4:00 PM at Stab! Comedy Theater.  Come witness a live recording with Mike, Rob and, special guest, Jay Wuck!  Details can be found at http://www.sacpodfest.com/

 

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/

 

Links to the articles mentioned in the show are below:

https://www.local10.com/news/national/father-daughter-injured-when-gun-in-diaper-bag-goes-off

 https://www.heysigmund.com/phobias-and-fears-in-children/

Thanks for listening!

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