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 93 - Do You Hate Your Kid’s Friend’s Parents?

October 18th, 2020
On this episode:

- Rob and Mike discuss how to deal with other parents on playdates

- This week we have two bad dads, a downer and a funny one

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 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:

Bad Dad Articles -

Thanks for listening!

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 

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 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 

Click here to go the Seattle Gummy site and use the promo code StandUpDads15 

at checkout to get 15% off your order from the Seattle Gummy Company!

Email your parenting stories to thestandupdads@gmail.com to get your sample from the Seattle Gummy Company!

 

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 52 - Being Present for Your Kids and Our 1 Year Anniversary!!!

January 5th, 2020
On this episode:

- Stand-Up Dads has been coming to you every week for one complete year!!!  Thanks for sticking with us!

- Rob and Mike discuss their new year resolution of being more present for their kids

- Rob watches Supernnany and realizes he's still a crap parent

- Rob finds a comic with some great parenting material

- Rob and Mike can't figure out what makes our kids like what they watch (it's mostly crap)

- This week's bad dad shows how tough he is by beating up on an elderly crossing guard

 

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=EvEQih__ek8 - Kevin Bozeman Clips

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/top-5-ways-to-be-more-present-with-your-child_b_57e03621e4b053b1ccf2a258

https://www.abundantmama.com/12-ways-to-be-present-for-your-child/

https://www.fatherly.com/health-science/what-does-being-present-mean/

https://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/father-accused-of-assaulting-crossing-guard-at-elementary-school-in-thompson/2158603/

 

Thanks for listening!

Episode 37 - Special Guest! Ari Sharp - International Dad!

September 22nd, 2019

On this episode:

- Rob and Mike interview a foreign dad!!!  Our special guest is Ari Sharp.  He's an Australian dad who is currently living in Japan.  We get parenting pointers from BOTH countries!  He's a journalist, an author, a public affairs specialist, aspiring stand-up comedian and all all around interesting guy!

- Rob realizes that he needs to step up his parenting game.

- This week's Bad Dad gets an apology from his son after he abandoned him on the side of the road for 6 days!

 

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 Ari on Twitter at @arisharp

 

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

https://arisharp.com/

https://www.the-father-hood.com/article/this-is-what-its-really-like-to-be-a-stay-at-home-dad/

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/1237636/japanese-boy-abandoned-in-woods-as-punishment-tells-his-father-you-are-a-good-dad/

Post script (thank you, Ari, for following through!):

 Thanks for listening!

Episode 33 - Cell Phones and Your Kids

August 25th, 2019

On this episode:

- Rob and Mike recap their recent appearance at Podcast Palooza at the Silicon Valley Comic Con

     - Lessons learned from professional COS Players and Mike gets a memorable surprise from someone dressed as "Slave Leia"

- Cell phones and their effects on your kids

     - What do they actually do to your kids?

     - Cell phones in the classroom?

     - A sensible approach to getting a cell phone for your kid when it's the right time

- Rob thinks that Mike is addicted to his cell phone and wants to stage an intervention...

- Bad Dad this week is actually doing the right thing and we're torn on the subject

 

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 videos and articles mentioned in the show are below:

https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2019/08/19/locked-pouches-keep-cellphones-out-of-students-hands-at-san-mateo-high-school/

https://www.nbc26.com/news/national/stunning-results-after-researchers-look-at-effects-of-cell-phones-on-kids-national

https://education.cu-portland.edu/blog/classroom-resources/pros-and-cons-of-allowing-digital-devices-in-the-classroom/

https://childmind.org/article/when-should-you-get-your-kid-a-phone/

https://www.yahoo.com/news/dad-arrested-for-taking-daughters-phone-as-171354368.html

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

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1590464244413119

http://www.cc.com/video-clips/v0m2s9/comedy-central-presents-guy-on-a-cell-phone

https://vimeo.com/69662330

 

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 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 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 20 - The Misfit Episode!

May 25th, 2019

On this episode:

- Mike spends some father/son time with his dad at a weed dispensary!

- A Texas school discovers a cure for ADHD without medication???

- Local mom goes too far trying to support her kid's basketball team

- Fire trucks invade!

- A dad goes too far protecting his daughter.

- Mike earns his first nomination as this week's Bad Dad!

- 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.getholistichealth.com/79283/texas-school-beat-adhd/

http://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/arizona-news/man-accused-of-beating-another-man-who-followed-his-daughter-into-a-bathroom

https://abc7news.com/5305911/

 

Thanks for listening!

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