Yes, it’s been a while, friends, but give it a listen. Dennis and John talk about 2019, and new plans for 2020, and a possible new direction for the pod. Listen here, or search “Dad to the Future” wherever you catch your pods.
Dennis and John talk about the controversial Gillette commercial, toxic masculinity, and how it’s manly to have good hygiene.
Dennis and John talk New Year’s Resolutions.
John and his daughter, Ireland, are jumping in some really cold water for a good cause, the Special Olympics. Donate to Team Mickaroni and Freeze.
Happy Holidays from Dad to the Future! In this episode, Dennis and John talk about when they stopped believing in Santa Claus – spoiler alert: Dennis never did; how John and his wife handled Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy and the Easter Bunny with their girls, and Dennis wonders how him and Betsy will present Santa to their son.
John Mick joins the podcast as a regular co-host of Season 2. In this episode, We talk about the perennial controversy over the holiday song “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”, and use it as a jumping off point to talk about consent – how we learned about it growing up, and how we hope to teach our kids.
The song featured in the 1949 film “Neptune’s Daughter” on YouTube:
The book Dennis mentions, “Beyond the Birds and Bees”, by Bonnie J. Rough
Betsy and I learned a valuable lesson about screen time these last few weeks.
This is our son’s second Halloween, but the first one he really grasped something special was happening, and he got into the spirit of “How’Ween”, as he calls it. This is a fast and dirty episode in a week that’s been busy for me and my family.
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THE CONNORS recently debuted on ABC, a Roseanne-less spinoff of Roseanne. Her character was killed off, but the show moves forward, with the family coping with their loss. In this episode, I discuss how the series 8 SIMPLE RULES did something similar in 2003, when its star, John Ritter, passed away, and how I viewed that show in light of losing my own dad the year before.
This week, I’m excited to have a conversation with one of my oldest childhood friends, Adam Funkhouser. Adam is the dad of two young boys on the autism spectrum. We talk about a wide range of topics, including his family getting that first diagnosis, and his becoming involved in a local support group – first as a skeptic, and then as someone helping others new to the group.
Adam and his family reside in Evansville, Indiana, and are involved in Autism Evansville. You can learn more about the organization and find support at AutismEvansville.Org. The website also has other resources for those who live elsewhere.
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This week, I take a break from some of the recent serious topics and dad talk, and nerd out with three lesser-known time travel movies that deserve your attention, plus a mention of one I think is overrated.