28 episodes

Hamish Blake chats with other dads he really admires (and whose phone number he had relatively easy access to) about their approach to dadding, and in the process hopefully learn a little, steal some of their hard earned wisdom and help us all dad a tiny bit better.

How Other Dads Dad with Hamish Blake Hamish Blake & Tim Bartley

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.8 • 917 Ratings

Hamish Blake chats with other dads he really admires (and whose phone number he had relatively easy access to) about their approach to dadding, and in the process hopefully learn a little, steal some of their hard earned wisdom and help us all dad a tiny bit better.

    Wild Rule Breaking Season 2 Finale with Dr Billy Garvey

    Wild Rule Breaking Season 2 Finale with Dr Billy Garvey

    It’s back! The episode where Hamish tears up the HODD rule book, by going over an hour AND talking to an expert. And not just any expert, but leading behavioural paediatrician at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Dr Billy Garvey. Wild, right? 

    In the sequel to his awesome Season 1 Episode, Dr Billy has been beyond generous with his time and has picked some choice moments from Season 2 to unpack with Hame and look at the clinical evidence behind the parenting gut work. And then Billy further builds on this to provide some amazing practical advice for a multitude of different scenarios that we commonly face as parents. 

    But here’s the heartening thing, and this has come up time and time again this season… Billy reaffirms that some of the most important things we can do as parents is in fact the simple stuff. Listen to them. Love them. Be led by them. Not always as easy as it sounds in the rough and tumble of daily life, but nonetheless, something simple we can all strive for each and every day. 

    Massive thanks to Dr Billy for his generosity. He’s a busy guy (and new father to a second child!!🥂) So to spend so much time applying his wealth of knowledge for our benefit is deeply appreciated. And you can get way more of Billy’s knowhow on his very own podcast called Pop Culture Parenting. Check it out, it’s bloody great! And also @drbillygarvey on insta. 

    And that’s Season Two! We’ve had a blast knocking it out… It really is a gift spending time with our guests and soaking up their passion, positivity and wisdom. Huge thanks to them for their generosity, honesty and vulnerability.

    Thanks to all you guys for listening every week and for getting in touch with your stories and suggestions. It’s continually amazing to hear how this pod has connected with people, often in the most unexpected ways.

    Special thanks to our creative team - Darcy, Tom Cardy and Tey Vandenburg. 

    And of course, mostly thanks to all the Mums!! The brains behind most operations, certainly in our respective households! For us, there is no such thing as dadding without you!!

    Hopefully we’ll see ya next season! 

    Hame and Tim xx 

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    Huge, big, 12 seater rental van sized thanks to HERTZ, our exclusive sponsor for season 2. Thanks to them we were able to pull this season together and we really appreciate their support. You can also show your support by heading to hertz.com.au/hodd next time you need a rental car. They’ve got a great deal for HODD listeners.
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    How Ben Crowe Dads

    How Ben Crowe Dads

    Mindset coach to some of the world’s finest athletes, Ben Crowe reflects on his dadding journey so far. Given Ben is used to helping other people discover their story rather than delving into and analysing his own, we are really grateful to him for his openness and honesty, in what was a fascinating chat with Hame. 

    Ben is the first to admit, like all of us, he’s continually making mistakes as a parent, and that putting all his professional knowledge into practice as a dad is far easier said than done. However, as someone who can expertly distil simple lessons from complex philosophies, Ben has some amazing insights to offer and some beautifully accessible and practical advice that we can all take something from. 

    And these days Ben isn’t just helping people win Wimbledon… anyone can rediscover their mojo via his app, aptly called Mojo.  Check it out!

    Big thanks to Ben for chatting with us. He’s an in-demand guy, so we really appreciate his time and wisdom.

    This is the penultimate episode for Season 2 - and for our wild rule breaking finale we are lucky enough to have back behavioural paediatrician, Dr. Billy Garvey, who will be revisiting some previous episodes with his expert eye, or rather ear… and brain. It’s the cheat sheet ep! Don’t miss it.



    And big thanks to HERTZ - Our Hertz and Merch comp is still running - for your chance to win a Polestar EV for the weekend and some super exclusive How Other Dads Dad Merch head to hertz.com.au/hoddev - Terms and conditions apply and are available at the website, entries close 4 December, 2023.  Thanks to Hertz for making it all happen.

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    If you wanna drop us a note, we bloody love hearing from you. You can do so at howotherdadsdad.com - thanks so much for all the correspondence we get. 
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    • 58 min
    How Craig Foster Dads

    How Craig Foster Dads

    Craig Foster - former Socceroo captain, legendary sports broadcaster, social justice champion… but his most important job?  You guessed it… Good 'ol Dad!

    As a compassionate and thoughtful leader who spends much of his time helping those who don't have a voice, Craig talks about why justice and fairness are core tenets of his and how this informs his parenting. Fozz also discusses shepherding his kids though the teenage years and the almost comical lengths he’s gone to keep a watchful eye. And as a leading advocate in the multicultural and refugee space, he speaks quite beautifully about the commonality created by parenting, and that when you strip things back, what we all indisputably share as parents is a deep desire for our kids to be safe, happy and loved. We told you he was thoughtful!

    Craig’s CV is long, varied and representative of his desire to make a positive impact. He’s got an AM for humanitarian services, nominated as Australian of the year, a member of The Australian Multicultural society, an Adjunct Professor of Sport and Social Responsibility and an author. Oh, and 2022 he was named Father of the Year, which as he describes to Hamish, he views as an opportunity to advocate for kids and parents in the multicultural community and the huge benefit that father figures can have mentoring kids who are not their own, something that Craig does a lot of himself.

    Huge thanks to Fozz for coming on and talking so honestly, passionately and with such thoughtfulness. What a treat for us.  And what a wonderful leader to have in our community

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    Our Hertz and Merch Comp is still running! For your chance to get your hands on a Polestar EV for the weekend and some very special YETI How Other Dads Dad Tumblers head to hertz.com.au/hoddev - Terms and conditions apply and are available at the website, entries close Dec 4 2023.  Big thanks to Hertz for making it all happen.

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    • 52 min
    How Russel Howcroft Dads

    How Russel Howcroft Dads

    Russel Howcroft has been talking to Australians about how they are sold things for years on the much loved TV show Gruen - Now he lets us in on the secret of how he sells things to his kids! (Hint: like any good client pitch, it’s more guiding, less telling

    In a free ranging chat that follows the whims of Russ’s very active mind, he explores with Hame how his own upbringing influences the choices he now makes as a father, how he has actively fostered creativity in his kids, and why it can be scary to do so. He explains his devotion to instilling confidence in his kids, and creating the freedom to make their own choices (and their own mistakes!). He also revisits times when he was a very busy corporate guy, and how with the benefit of hindsight, he views the perpetual challenge of balancing work and life.

    And Russ also finishes with a big long list. It’s a bit like his version of (Everybody’s Free) to Wear Sunscreen, but on the way he parents.  Maybe we can put it to music one day! His final point is perhaps his best.  We teach our kids how to love - so make sure you do it right!

    With wife Kate, Russ is a parent to 3 adult children. Other than on occasion Shunning Hamish - Russ is best known as a longtime panellist on Gruen (and previously Gruen Transfer), and he is co-host of Melbourne’s top rating breakfast radio show, Ross and Russ on 3AW. He’s had a long and successful career as a business leader, is the author of 3 books, and is the chair of the Australian Film Television and Radio School and of the Jim Stynes Foundation.  Go Russ!

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    And GO HERTZ!  Thanks to Hertz, we’ve got a competition for you to enter.  For your chance to win one of 5 weekend hire packages for a Polestar EV and some very exclusive HODD merch, head to hertz.com.au/hoddev.  Terms and Conditions available at the website. Entries close 4 December 2023.  Thanks again to Hertz!



    If you wanna drop us a note, we bloody love hearing from you. You can do so at howotherdadsdad.com - thanks so much. 

    🚨 NOTE - if you downloaded this episode when it was released on Friday morning - the intro & theme were left off the initial upload of this episode 🫠 (ironically, given how much Russ loves the music) It's fixed now, so just hit "remove download" and reload it to get the ep in it's fully glory - Sorry again!
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    • 59 min
    How Sam Wood Dads

    How Sam Wood Dads

    Health and fitness industry expert and entrepreneur Sam Wood has a beautifully honest chat with Hame about his dadding journey.  

    From what’s like to begin your dadding with a 9 year old step daughter, to then only eight short years later having 4 daughters, Sam shares with Hame the struggles he’s had learning on the job with a teenager, how he tries to instil adventurousness and positivity into his kids each day and how the death of his mother when he was a teenager completely reframed the relationship with his own father. Sam also recounts how the birth of their 4th daughter was not straightforward and how the resulting lengthy hospital stay affected him and the family.

    Sam speaks openly, honestly and without pretence, and his positivity makes him a joy to listen to.  If you only think of Sam as an ex Bachelor contestant, prepare to have your perceptions changed. He’s a man committed to being a better dad, but knows only too well it takes work and it’s not easy!

    Big thanks to Sam for taking the time to chat. You can find his podcast, The Wood Life, helping people live a happier, healthier life here on Apple or on Spotify.

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    ALSO - very exciting news…  Thanks to our sponsor HERTZ -  we’ve got a competition!  For your chance to win one of 5 weekend hire packages for a Polestar EV and some very exclusive HODD merch, head to hertz.com.au/hoddev.  Terms and Conditions available at the website. Entries close 4 December 2023.  Thanks again to Hertz!

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    And lastly - thanks again for all the mail we get.  We bloody love hearing from you. You can drop us a line at  howotherdadsdad.com
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    • 57 min
    How Scott Pape Dads

    How Scott Pape Dads

    Scott Pape, or perhaps as he’s better known The Barefoot Investor, has been teaching Australians about finances for almost 20 years. These days he’s also investing heavily in his 4 kids - and he’s got some great advice for all of us.

    Scott tells Hame about his mantra that “These are the good ‘ol days” and explains how it helps him stay focused on what matters most to him. He gives some simple yet powerful advice about what to do if you find yourself in financial trouble. And he helps Hame out of the deep hole he’s dug himself with pocket money.

    Scott is of course the best selling author of The Barefoot Investor series of books, and his latest Barefoot Kids has been very popular in our households.  However, what you might not know is that he is also now a financial counsellor. So if you find yourself in real financial strife and you give the National Debt Helpline a call on 1800 007 007, there is a chance you might chat with him and he or a colleague can help you navigate your way through it. 

    Big thanks to Scott for making the time to chat!

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    And big thanks for HERTZ - our exclusive season 2 sponsor. Thanks to Hertz, we are able to bring you all these great conversations.  And just like us, Hertz are all about making memories and having adventures.  So if you need a great car to complete your next family getaway, head to hertz.com.au/hodd for a great discount. Terms and conditions do apply.  See the website for details on these, as some exclusions do apply.

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    If you want to get in touch you can drop us a line at howotherdadsdad.com - We really love hearing from you and really appreciate the funny, heartfelt and moving stories you guys share. Thank you.
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    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
917 Ratings

917 Ratings

Thetightasstraveller. ,

Thanks you Hamish and guests

Absolutely stellar podcast that I have recommended to all the dads I know. Some really good lessons learnt and although not setting out to be a comedy podcast they are never short of a good belly laugh. Mixed in with the odd tear.

Thankyou so much Hammer I’ve listens to you and Andy for years and throughly enjoy all of your HODD podcasts.

Discocassette ,

Famous and Wealthy Dads only apparently

Wow so much to learn from these privileged famous dads who have never had to worry about money. How do they possibly manage to be good fathers.

Get some real dads a platform to be able to speak freely about their issues, fears and overall experiences as fathers. These privileged little turds have no idea.

DaveNemirovsky ,

Thank you Hamish and team!

Brilliant podcast guys. I’m a Dad of 2 boys 7&5yo and I’ve learnt heaps from all the guests. Great selection of dads and honorary dads. Every young parent Australia should listen to the whole series. Subscribe immediately!

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