Are you a dad? Going to be a dad? You, my friend, need a laugh. Maybe some parenting advice. And perhaps an IV drip of caffeine. DAD (Direct Advice for Dads) brings you all three - through the gloriously unfiltered stories and “wisdom” of Australian dads who are currently navigating the labyrinth of kids, work, family life and relationships.
The DAD Podcast is an offshoot of the DAD blog, which contains over 300 articles that are just as funny, raw and important as this podcast. Check it out at https://www.directadvicefordads.com.au/
That's a season wrap: but what did we learn?
The boys reflect on the biggest season yet of Direct Advice For Dads, and touch on the multiple pearls of wisdom shared by Justin Langer, Shannan Ponton, Dr Nikki Goldstein and more. It’s a who’s who of fatherly gold!
Raising girls: playing the straight bat with Aussie cricket coach Justin Langer
Justin Langer played and coaches at the highest level of cricket. He’s also the dad to four girls and in this episode, the first in our series of raising gall girls or boys, Justin reveals how he and his wife Sue have come out of the other side with four strong, confident and able daughters.
A fantastic chat with a legend of the game. Seriously.
DIY gold with Mr DIY himself, The Living Room’s Barry Du Bois
Pencils at the ready fellow dads. Barry Du Bois shares a wealth of knowledge here in this fantastic chat with Ross and Dan. There’s not only a lot of handy (pun intended) DIY advice, but so much more from a bloke who’s survived a life-threatening accident and a couple of bouts of cancer. What a legend!
So you’ve got two kids. Is three really a crowd?
The boys get stuck into an old-fashioned debate about whether you should take the plunge and go for a third child. It’s a light-hearted look at the decision with Ross suggesting it’s a no-go zone, and Dan going all-in on the idea.
It’s one that you and your partner won’t want to miss if you are thinking about fitting that next car seat.
We’re having TWINS!: what you need to know
So… you’re having twins.
The boys speak with Perth dad Patrick Prendiville, whose family has just grown from 4 to 6 with the addition of his brand-new twin girls. Pat reveals how he and his wife have navigated this brave new world, juggling two babies with the demands of their older siblings as well.
The Dadpod Mailbag: your questions answered
Does my child have ADHD? What do women really want? When should we lie to our kids? Ross & Dan bumble their way through these questions and more in this episode, made up entirely of your Facebook questions.