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Sarah Marshall and Alex Steed attempt to understand what the hell it means to be the grown children of dads and other dad-like figures. And, as they do with all difficult subject matter, they do so by looking through a pop culture lens.

Why Are Dads‪?‬ Sarah Marshall + Alex Steed

    • Mental Health
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

Sarah Marshall and Alex Steed attempt to understand what the hell it means to be the grown children of dads and other dad-like figures. And, as they do with all difficult subject matter, they do so by looking through a pop culture lens.

    Rain Man w. Eric Michael Garcia

    Rain Man w. Eric Michael Garcia

    We discuss all things Rain Man—from the plentitude of dad issues to the many things it got wrong about autism—with journalist Eric Michael Garcia. Bonus: We also love on Oliver Sacks super, super hard.
    Eric's book We Are Not Broken: Changing the Conversation About Autism (https://www.hmhbooks.com/shop/books/Were-Not-Broken/9781328587848) will be out later this year. You can find Eric on Twitter (https://twitter.com/EricMGarcia) here.
    We made a playlist to accompany this episode! (https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6QiQqhSgppoRqfXZgkw7UI?si=yILZPbNWQfujwnwT2rtjkw) It's comprised of songs that come to mind when we all think about this movie.
    Why Are Dads (https://www.podpage.com/why-are-dads/) is a show in which hosts Sarah Marshall and Alex Steed attempt to understand what the hell it means to be the grown children of dads and other dad-like figures. And, as they do with all difficult subject matter, they do so by looking through a pop culture lens.
    You can find us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/whyaredads), Instagram (https://instagram.com/whyaredads) and Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/whyaredads).
    You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. (fanlink.to/ctuc) She's also on Twitter (https://twitter.com/carekendrick).
    Fresh Lesh (https://www.freshlesh.com/) produces the beats for our episodes.
    Abigail Swartz of Gray Day Studio (https://www.graydaystudio.com/) designed our logo!

    • 1 hr 11 min
    The Shining (page to screen!)

    The Shining (page to screen!)

    We take a close look at The Shining—both the Stephen King classic and the Stanley Kubrick classic—and discuss Jack Torrance's multiple shortcomings in the fatherhood department.
    We made a playlist to accompany this episode! (https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6Q3d7LVGZNj9qlcNSZIWcH?si=nzNjoSpPTviDDrySf0eafw) It's comprised of songs that come to mind when we all think about this movie.
    Why Are Dads (https://www.podpage.com/why-are-dads/) is a show in which hosts Sarah Marshall and Alex Steed attempt to understand what the hell it means to be the grown children of dads and other dad-like figures. And, as they do with all difficult subject matter, they do so by looking through a pop culture lens.
    You can find us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/whyaredads), Instagram (https://instagram.com/whyaredads) and Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/whyaredads).
    You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. (fanlink.to/ctuc) She's also on Twitter (https://twitter.com/carekendrick).
    Fresh Lesh (https://www.freshlesh.com/) produces the beats for our episodes.
    Abigail Swartz of Gray Day Studio (https://www.graydaystudio.com/) designed our logo!

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Guardians of the Galaxy 1 & 2 w. Fangirl Jeanne

    Guardians of the Galaxy 1 & 2 w. Fangirl Jeanne

    It is about good dads and bad dads; present dads and absent dads; biological dads and adoptive dads. Join us as we discuss Marvel dads and daddies, space losers, mediocre white dude heroes, and Guardians of the Galaxy with Fangirl Jeanne!
    We made a playlist to accompany this episode! (https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2bXJg9xfALTJezJ9ZfXCOe?si=AhtdUnMqR0WviP3fE0J6PA) It's comprised of songs that come to mind when we all think about this movie.
    You can find Fangirl Jeanne (https://www.fangirljeanne.com/) online here, and on Twitter (https://twitter.com/fangirlJeanne) here!
    Why Are Dads (https://www.podpage.com/why-are-dads/) is a show in which hosts Sarah Marshall and Alex Steed attempt to understand what the hell it means to be the grown children of dads and other dad-like figures. And, as they do with all difficult subject matter, they do so by looking through a pop culture lens.
    You can find us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/whyaredads), Instagram (https://instagram.com/whyaredads) and Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/whyaredads).
    You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. (fanlink.to/ctuc) She's also on Twitter (https://twitter.com/carekendrick).
    Fresh Lesh (https://www.freshlesh.com/) produces the beats for our episodes.
    Abigail Swartz of Gray Day Studio (https://www.graydaystudio.com/) designed our logo!

    • 1 hr
    The Silence of the Lambs w. Harmony Colangelo

    The Silence of the Lambs w. Harmony Colangelo

    Clarice Starling was a revelation while the portrayal of "Buffalo Bill" became a bane for many trans people coming of age. The impeccably constructed film is the gold standard of copaganda. We unpack The Silence of the Lambs' complicated legacy with Harmony Colangelo!
    We made a playlist to accompany this episode! (https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4X8ip0Kbb6F2Kthz73QIqs?si=NoBiKaUCTI2l53pQpe-E8g) It's comprised of songs that come to mind when we all think about this movie.
    You can Harmony's essay A Reluctant Defense of Silence of the Lambs' James Gumb here. You can find Harmony on Twitter here (https://twitter.com/Veloci_trap_tor). You can find A Year of Queer Cocktails here. You can find This Ends at Prom here!
    Why Are Dads (https://www.podpage.com/why-are-dads/) is a show in which hosts Sarah Marshall and Alex Steed attempt to understand what the hell it means to be the grown children of dads and other dad-like figures. And, as they do with all difficult subject matter, they do so by looking through a pop culture lens.
    You can find us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/whyaredads), Instagram (https://instagram.com/whyaredads) and Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/whyaredads).
    You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. (fanlink.to/ctuc) She's also on Twitter (https://twitter.com/carekendrick).
    Fresh Lesh (https://www.freshlesh.com/) produces the beats for our episodes.
    Abigail Swartz of Gray Day Studio (https://www.graydaystudio.com/) designed our logo!

    • 1 hr 10 min
    The Lord of the Rings with Talia Lavin

    The Lord of the Rings with Talia Lavin

    A few Halfling hippies assemble an eclectic fellowship and go on the adventure of a lifetime. Dads and daddies abound. We talk Hobbits, fan fiction, thirsting for Viggo, and The Lord of the Rings with our pal Talia Lavin.
    You can find Talia's book Culture Warlords here (https://www.hachettebooks.com/titles/talia-lavin/culture-warlords/9780306846434/). You can find Talia on Twitter (https://twitter.com/chick_in_kiev) here.
    We made a playlist to accompany this episode! (https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7xzO4hWx8p7xShWgOchIO5?si=S2uufyjDTFWMfBiL1ZM9DQ) It's comprised of songs that come to mind when we all think about this movie.
    Why Are Dads (https://www.podpage.com/why-are-dads/) is a show in which hosts Sarah Marshall and Alex Steed attempt to understand what the hell it means to be the grown children of dads and other dad-like figures. And, as they do with all difficult subject matter, they do so by looking through a pop culture lens.
    You can find us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/whyaredads), Instagram (https://instagram.com/whyaredads) and Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/whyaredads).
    You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. (fanlink.to/ctuc) She's also on Twitter (https://twitter.com/carekendrick).
    Fresh Lesh (https://www.freshlesh.com/) produces the beats for our episodes.
    Abigail Swartz of Gray Day Studio (https://www.graydaystudio.com/) designed our logo!

    • 56 min
    Clueless with Kristofer Thomas

    Clueless with Kristofer Thomas

    One time in the 1990s a scary litigator melted the hearts of millions of kids by reminding his daughter that "you divorce wives, not kids." We discuss Mel Horowitz—the loveliest shouty dad in popular cinema—Cher, Josh, Tai, Murray, Travis and the rest of the Clueless gang with our pal Kristofer Thomas.
    You can Kristofer on Twitter (https://twitter.com/itskristofer) and on TikTok (https://www.tiktok.com/@kristoferthomas)!
    We made a playlist to accompany this episode (https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0Grp58UKexqLSJnAmKLWXU?si=4tbOgpSxS66PEOMI9aYrfQ)! It's comprised of songs that come to mind when we all think about this movie.
    Why Are Dads (https://www.podpage.com/why-are-dads/) is a show in which hosts Sarah Marshall and Alex Steed attempt to understand what the hell it means to be the grown children of dads and other dad-like figures. And, as they do with all difficult subject matter, they do so by looking through a pop culture lens.
    You can find us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/whyaredads), Instagram (https://instagram.com/whyaredads) and Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/whyaredads).
    You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. (fanlink.to/ctuc) She's also on Twitter (https://twitter.com/carekendrick).
    Fresh Lesh (https://www.freshlesh.com/) produces the beats for our episodes.
    Abigail Swartz of Gray Day Studio (https://www.graydaystudio.com/) designed our logo!

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