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 89 - Special Guest: Matt Lower & Playing Board Games with Your Kids

September 20th, 2020
On this episode:

- Rob and Mike are joined by Matt Lower, the Ultimate Board Game Collector, to discuss the benefits of playing board games with your kids

- Which board games are the most likely to start a fight? 

- This week's Bad Dad segment is a double header and they're both game related!

- Check out Matt and Mike's project at https://www.campgrounds360.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 

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

Find Mike's comic book, Clumsy Love here!

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 

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

https://howgameareyou.com/health-benefits-board-games/

https://www.scholastic.com/parents/kids-activities-and-printables/activities-for-kids/arts-and-craft-ideas/benefits-board-games.html 

https://1075koolfm.com/you-are-not-the-father-board-game-is-here/ 

https://11points.com/11-board-games-likely-spark-actual-fights/ 

https://archive.sltrib.com/article.php?id=51523679&itype=CMSID 

Bad Dad Article 1 - https://www.mitchellrepublic.com/news/crime-and-courts/1554173-sioux-falls-man-arrested-after-alleged-dispute-over-board-game 

Bad Dad Article 2 - https://torontosun.com/2014/11/12/dad-reportedly-threatens-daughter-with-rifle-after-suspecting-her-of-cheating-at-battleship/wcm/48117d03-dee4-49b8-a609-2fd0330e9737 

Thanks for listening!

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 56 - More Nerdfest and Getting affairs in Order

February 2nd, 2020
On this episode:

- Rob and Mike nerd out about Harry Potter, Pokemon and Magic the Gathering

- Rob threatens Mike with the equivalent of a swear jar for each time Mike brings up Harry Potter

- Rob screws up and makes plans for Super Bowl Sunday that aren't Super Bowl related

- What happens to the pre-made merch for the losing team of the Super Bowl?

- Mike and Rob go into how to get your affairs in order for end of life planning... it's never too soon!

- This week's bad dad shows a pretty severe lapse of judgement

 

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:

http://www.livingsmartguides.com/assets/01_livingsmart_endoflifechecklist.pdf

https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/getting-your-affairs-order

https://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/cherokee-county/dad-son-arrested-driving-around-town-with-siren-pa-system-police-say/PW2XIWGLSZFZZDHPYRL5U2RPRY/

https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/29884/what-happens-losing-teams-championship-shirts

 

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 30 - Adults Playing With Kid Toys, Summer Camps for Adults, Board Games, RPGs and Nerdfest Part 2

August 4th, 2019

On this episode:

- Rob and Mike discuss the trend of adults playing with kid toys; ranging from adult coloring books to Legos

- They have summer camps for adults???

- Bad dad segment involves the Mafia and a scene reminiscent of the Godfather movie

- Mike and Rob spin off into Nerdfest part 2 as they discuss different board games and role playing games

 

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://hip2save.com/2016/08/06/diy-lego-travel-case-made-from-lunch-box/ (DIY Lego Lunchbox)

https://www.oprahmag.com/life/g27055445/adult-summer-camps/

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/scaachikoul/i-went-to-a-summer-camp-for-adults-and-it-got-weird

https://psmag.com/social-justice/throw-out-your-computer-and-grab-some-legos

http://mentalfloss.com/article/89957/inside-booming-business-adults-who-play-toys-youtube

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/the-filter/rise-kidults-toys-no-longer-just-children/

https://nypost.com/2019/07/30/mob-son-accused-of-hiring-hit-man-to-whack-father-faces-brother-in-court/

 

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 24 - Father’s Day recap and dealing with your kids over the Summer break

June 23rd, 2019

On this episode:

- Father's Day recap with Mike and Rob

- How to enjoy Summer break with your kids

 

- This week's Bad Dad goes too far

 

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=oZwyKkv36dc (Ali Siddiq's take on Father's Day.  Thank you Comedy Central!)

https://messymotherhood.com/survive-summer-break-five-amazing-tips/

https://www.ahaparenting.com/parenting-tools/traditions/Summer-Activities-Kids-Home

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/baby-killed-after-video-game-loss_n_5cd17caae4b0548b735fd86c

Thanks for listening!

Episode 22 - Reading with your kids!

June 9th, 2019

On this episode:

- Special thanks to all of you who came out to podfest!

- Rob's going to Europe

- The importance of reading to your kids and how to keep them reading

- The impossible goal of having privacy in the bathroom and the lengths that some parents go to get that privacy

- This week's Bad Dad can't read and he's hoping that this fact keeps him out of jail!

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

 

Links to the articles mentioned in the show are below:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/parenting/wp/2017/02/16/why-its-important-to-read-aloud-with-your-kids-and-how-to-make-it-count/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.fd84cda53d11

http://www.colorincolorado.org/article/fun-and-effective-ways-read-children

https://www.parents.com/toddlers-preschoolers/development/reading/18-genius-ways-to-make-kids-love-reading/

https://bilingualkidspot.com/2017/10/19/benefits-importance-reading-young-children/

https://offspring.lifehacker.com/why-kids-stop-reading-for-fun-by-age-9-and-what-to-do-1833554143

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/r-kelly-judgment-withdrawn-lawyers-cant-read-170831757.html

 

Thanks for listening!

Episode 17 – Get Your Overprotected Kids Outside!!!

May 5th, 2019

On this episode:

- Rob & Mike learn about how putting your kids in risky situations benefits them and how being outside helps make everyone into better people

- Is Rob a jerk for teaching kids that a cactus is also known as a "high five plant"?

- This week’s bad dad makes a historic second appearance

- 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://1000hoursoutside.com/blog/children-should-be-outside-for-4-6-hours-everyday

https://getpocket.com/explore/item/the-overprotected-kid

 

Thanks for listening!

Episode 14 - Importance of Play and Nerdfest 2019

April 14th, 2019

On this episode:

- Rob and Mike look into the importance of playing with your kids.  Turns out it's a big deal!

- Witness NERDFEST 2019 in the making!

     - Harry Potter, Michael Crichton, Warner Bros Cartoons, '80s wrestling and classic Star Wars toys! 

- Who's the bad dad this week?

- Mike learns an important lesson on this week's DATING MY DAD segment.

- Who's this episode's comic of the week?  Listen and find 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/

 

Links to the articles mentioned in the show are below:

https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/119/1/182

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6860513/Horrendous-moment-father-son-illegally-kill-hibernating-bear-two-cubs.html

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/moral-landscapes/201404/why-play-child

https://activeforlife.com/8-reasons-parents-play-with-kids/

https://www.mybestcribs.com/importance-of-playing-with-your-child/

https://www.naeyc.org/our-work/families/10-things-every-parent-play

AWA (80s Wrestling) Links:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Wrestling_Association

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_former_American_Wrestling_Association_personnel

Thanks for listening!

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