With 6 kids between them, media personality, Vic Lorusso (4 kids) and Stand-Up Comedian, Al Del Bene (2 kids), bring you a fun and informative parenting show for dads. Join them as they unpick the madness of "daddying" and take an honest and refreshing look at fatherhood.
In the final episode for season one, Vic and Al catch up with the legendary Jimmy Rees, AKA Jimmy Giggle of Giggle and Hoot! They reflect on a few of the obstacles Jimmy has had to face and how when parenting challenges arise, you've just got to keep going!
We're taking a break for a while, but if there's something you want us to cover in season two, get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vic and Al talk about the huge task of helping and empowering your kids to combat bullying. They also chat with new dad and comedian Nazeem Hussain about how he plans on raising his son to be resilient, and discuss the way the internet has changed the bullying game.
Need help tackling bullying? There are a bunch of websites with great advice, including Bullying, No Way!, The National Centre Against Bullying and Bully Zero. Also, remember the Kids Helpline is there to help kids feel empowered.
When The Going Gets Tough
Vic and Al talk about how to cope with the shock of becoming a parent, what happens when it all gets a little too hard and discuss post-natal depression in dads (yes, it's a real thing). They also talk to Terri Smith, who is the CEO Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia to get some great advice on how to cope (SPOILER: always ask for help!) and check in with a mum and friend of the show, Sam, about her experience with post-natal depression.
If you're struggling a bit, you can check out the great resources at Panda.org.au and Howisdadgoing.org.au. You can also always talk to someone at lifeline 24/7 - 13 11 14. Dads need care too.
Got something to say about your experiences as a dad? We'd love to hear from you - send us an email at email@example.com.
How To Not Be "That" Stage Parent
Vic and Al are joined this episode by guest co-host Steve Carfino. He's a Fox Sports commentator and former NBL star, now father of two who are both very talented basketball players! The three talk about the dadlema of how to walk the line between being supportive of your kids' natural talents, without becoming the pushy stage parent!
Got a Dadlema? Get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How's this for a Dadlema - when you and your partner decide you don't want to have any more kids, who does the heavy lifting to make sure that doesn't happen? Vic and Al consider the options for men when it comes to post-baby contraception and talk to comedian and self-proclaimed vasectomy advocate Greg Sullivan about why he thinks all men should consider getting the snip.
What's For Dinner?
Vic and Al put on their aprons and try to crack the code of fussy eating! They compare cooking tactics and get some great tips from children's nutritionist Simone Emery from Play With Food Australia.
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I like the humour so funny😂
Informative yet fun
Stumbled upon this podcast and I can’t get enough! Most parenting content is targeted at women so it’s great to hear what dads have to say. Vic and Al have great chemistry aswell and the experts give it a nice touch - learnt a lot 5 stars !
SNAG v DAG
The velvet fog and sensitive new age guy Vic Lorusso teams up with irreverent and grizzled Gen X comic Al Del Bene for a fun and informative pod about the trials and tribulations of being a Dad!