In this episode, Dennis has a conversation with his friend, Sam Fain. At the time of this recording, Sam was just a few days into being a new dad, and they share and compare stories about witnessing their children’s birth, and first days of fatherhood.
Dennis discusses a key scene from the 2003 Audrey Niffenegger novel, The Time Traveler’s Wife, and how it inspires him to think about the legacy he leaves behind for his son.
It may be obvious, but there are some major spoilers for the novel (and its 2009 movie adaptation). If you haven’t read the book and want to go in entirely spoiler-free, perhaps skip this episode for now.
In the first episode of the podcast, host Dennis Frymire discusses the one episode from a time travel TV series that has had the most effect on him: The Leap Home, Part 1, the Season 3 premiere of Quantum Leap.
In this teaser episode, host Dennis Frymire introduces himself and the premise of his new podcast, reflections on being a husband and first-time dad at the age of 37, often done through the lens of his life-long love of time travel stories. He talks about his early influences, including the 1957 adaptation of H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine, and his mistaken childhood belief that time travel was not only actually possible, but common.