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We’re on a mission to celebrate, empower, and entertain Dads, could-be Dads, and father-figures of all stripes. We deliver powerful stories to inform and inspire as we build a movement of dads who embrace their heroic calling. Dads need their own superhero league to take on the challenges of today, where they can discuss ways to find solutions and take action. That’s where we come in.

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    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

We’re on a mission to celebrate, empower, and entertain Dads, could-be Dads, and father-figures of all stripes. We deliver powerful stories to inform and inspire as we build a movement of dads who embrace their heroic calling. Dads need their own superhero league to take on the challenges of today, where they can discuss ways to find solutions and take action. That’s where we come in.

    He Fell 100 Feet And Lived To Tell The Story | Pop Wisdom

    He Fell 100 Feet And Lived To Tell The Story | Pop Wisdom

    Jeff Sandefer has some wisdom to share.

    After striking it big in the oil industry before the age of 30, Jeff set off on a path of discovering where true meaning and purpose can be found how individuals can maximize their impact on the world. He’s applied the purposeful risk-taking of entrepreneurship to raising his own kids, going as far as to let his son start paragliding at age three!

    Jeff is a successful entrepreneur-turned-business school professor who was considered to be one the best business professors in the country during his time at UT’s McComb School of Business. Later, he went on to found Acton MBA, a tough-as-nails business school that rivaled Harvard and was attended by the likes of Navy Seals and Olympic athletes. He also co-founded Acton Academy, a global network of innovative K-12 schools, alongside his wife Laura Sandefer.

    Jeff’s latest project is called “Next Great Adventure,” which is a program to help people of all ages find their calling and live a life of meaning, without bankrupting students in the process.

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    Learn more about Next Great Adventure: https://www.nxtgreatadventure.com/

    Learn more about Acton Academy: https://start.actonacademy.org/?gclid=CjwKCAiA5sieBhBnEiwAR9oh2jvDytxDsskXKyqjCxmcb733-e9TakqXC9fKYLAK_-XZxxojjKYl8hoCMagQAvD_BwE

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    Dad Saves America is a channel dedicated to celebrating heroic fatherhood while teaching the next generation of fathers strategies they can utilize in parenting their children. We believe strong children come from a strong family. We’ve had many experts in the studio, including Jonathan Haidt, Dr. Drew Pinsky, Troy Kotsur, John Mackey, Ben Askren, and Adam Carolla.

    • 11 min
    Why College Is A Ripoff | The Show

    Why College Is A Ripoff | The Show

    At one time, a college degree came with the legitimate promise of a better life. For generations of families it was part and parcel with ‘The American Dream.’ Unfortunately, the return on investment isn’t what it used to be.

    Today’s guest, Jeff Sandefer, knows this issue inside and out and is working to provide parents with an alternative to educate their children. He’s a successful entrepreneur-turned-business school professor who was considered to be one the best business professors in the country during his time at UT’s McComb School of Business. Later, he went on to found Acton MBA, a tough-as-nails business school that rivaled Harvard and was attended by the likes of Navy Seals and Olympic athletes. He also co-founded Acton Academy, a global network of innovative K-12 schools, alongside his wife Laura Sandefer.

    Jeff’s latest project is called “Next Great Adventure,” which is a program to help people of all ages find their calling and live a life of meaning, without bankrupting students in the process.

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    Learn more about "Next Great Adventure": https://www.nxtgreatadventure.com/

    Learn more about Acton Academy: https://www.actonacademy.org/

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    Outline:

    [0:00] Intro

    [2:32] Teenage lessons in working efficiently

    [6:44] Jeff’s big break in big business

    [12:33] Taking a year off to find a purpose

    [14:23] Jeff becomes a top-tier business professor

    [21:13] The 7 principles for running a good university

    [28:37] What are the real benefits of college?

    [34:00] Prestige vs competence

    [39:17] Acton MBA was built by refugees from UT

    [47:27] College has uses, but it’s mostly fraud

    [49:24] The hero’s journey

    [51:12] The elements of entrepreneurship

    [56:16] You can be in the top 1% of something

    [59:43] Transformation gets harder as you age

    [1:02:49] Entrepreneurship training for kids

    [1:06:24] Would you rather be right or surprised?

    [1:08:29] Markets are tools for human flourishing

    [1:12:28] “Next Great Adventure”

    [1:23:45] Forget the politics and starting fixing problems

    [1:27:15] Outro

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    Watch the video version on YouTube: https://youtu.be/R8XqcaU2D1Y

    Make a tax-deductible donation to Dad Saves America: https://secure.anedot.com/emergent-order-foundation/dad-website?

    Visit our website: https://www.dadsavesamerica.com/

    Dad Saves America is a channel dedicated to celebrating heroic fatherhood while teaching the next generation of fathers strategies they can utilize in parenting their children. We believe strong children come from a strong family. We’ve had many experts in the studio, including Jonathan Haidt, Dr. Drew Pinsky, Troy Kotsur, John Mackey, Ben Askren, and Adam Carolla.

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Chris Powell Opens Up About ‘Extreme Weight Loss,’ Drugs, And Divorce | The Show

    Chris Powell Opens Up About ‘Extreme Weight Loss,’ Drugs, And Divorce | The Show

    What can we do as dads to keep our kids healthy? And how can we improve our own health to have as much time with them, and our future grandchildren, as possible?

    Today’s guest, Chris Powell, is an expert on fitness and the psychological struggles that often come along with any wellness journey. He hosted the popular TV show Extreme Weight Loss on ABC, where he helped numerous people overcome obesity. Today, he’s working on a new project called Move One Million. It’s a daily broadcast designed to connect the world through movement. He also cohosts the I Needed That podcast.

    Chris has dedicated two decades to helping severely obese people achieve their weight loss goals and found his life’s purpose in the process. We discuss everything from how weight lifting helped a young Chris build confidence to his struggle with substance abuse and financial ruin. His dedication to service has helped carry him through every obstacle he’s faced in life, no matter how daunting. Chris is a great example of how helping others overcome their own personal challenges can bring deep meaning and fulfillment to our own lives. 

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    Learn more about Move One Million: http://moveonemillion.org/

    Check out Chris's podcast, I Needed That: https://ineededthatpodcast.podbean.com/

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    Outline:

    [0:00] Intro

    [2:18] Food needs to be enjoyable

    [6:56] Chris was the small kid in school

    [9:48] Becoming an amateur trainer at the school gym

    [14:25] Exercise science and human psychology

    [16:19] Chris almost become a commercial pilot

    [22:57] Local TV can change lives for the better

    [29:08] How do you start an extreme weight loss journey?

    [32:43] Every diet strategy kind of works

    [35:27] The link between extreme obesity and sexual trauma

    [39:37] Substance abuse and financial ruin

    [43:17] You can’t run from your problems

    [47:08] A victim mentality is the enemy of self improvement

    [49:34] Why do men struggle to ask for help?

    [50:48] Reality TV is ethically messy but still can do good

    [56:53] Does “body positivity” do more harm than good?

    [1:04:05] The pros and cons of working with your spouse

    [1:07:39] How to minimize the harm of divorce

    [1:16:54] Chris has found happiness in service

    [1:18:32] Bringing together tech, fitness, and mindfulness

    [1:22:18] Chris wants to help give people hope for a better America

    [1:23:08] Outro

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    Watch the video version on YouTube: https://youtu.be/BlbtEhH3NJI

    Make a tax-deductible donation to Dad Saves America: https://secure.anedot.com/emergent-order-foundation/dad-website?

    Visit our website: https://www.dadsavesamerica.com/

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    Dad Saves America is a channel dedicated to celebrating heroic fatherhood while teaching the next generation of fathers strategies they can utilize in parenting their children. We believe strong children come from a strong family. We’ve had many experts in the studio, including Jonathan Haidt, Dr. Drew Pinsky, Troy Kotsur, John Mackey, Ben Askren, and Adam Carolla.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Top Gun Dad Let Chris Powell Fly A Plane At Age 10 | Pop Wisdom

    Top Gun Dad Let Chris Powell Fly A Plane At Age 10 | Pop Wisdom

    Chris Powell has some wisdom to share.

    This father of four may be a health and fitness expert, but he also knows how to have some fun. Whether it’s flying planes with his dad or making his kids cringe with goofy jokes, Chris’s life is full of good memories. On top of that, Chris has plenty of great advice on how to support your children’s passions and set them up to explore the world on their own one day.

    Chris hosted the popular TV show Extreme Weight Loss on ABC, where he helped numerous people overcome obesity. Today, he’s working on a new project called Move One Million. It’s a daily broadcast designed to connect the world through movement. He also cohosts the I Needed That podcast.

    Chris has dedicated two decades to helping severely obese people achieve their weigh loss goals and found his life’s purpose in the process. He is a great example of how helping others to overcome their own personal challenges can bring deep meaning and fulfillment to our own lives.

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    Learn more about Move One Million: http://moveonemillion.org/

    Check out Chris's podcast, I Needed That: https://ineededthatpodcast.podbean.com/

    Chris on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/realchrispowell/

    Chris on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/realchrispowell/

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    Watch the video version on YouTube: https://youtu.be/iBw9G0FYO8U

    Make a tax-deductible donation to Dad Saves America: https://secure.anedot.com/emergent-order-foundation/dad-website?

    Visit our website: https://www.dadsavesamerica.com/

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    Dad Saves America is a channel dedicated to celebrating heroic fatherhood while teaching the next generation of fathers strategies they can utilize in parenting their children. We believe strong children come from a strong family. We’ve had many experts in the studio, including Jonathan Haidt, Dr. Drew Pinsky, Troy Kotsur, John Mackey, Ben Askren, and Adam Carolla.

    • 12 min
    Adam Carolla Says Children’s Books Are The DJ Khaled Of Literature | Pop Wisdom

    Adam Carolla Says Children’s Books Are The DJ Khaled Of Literature | Pop Wisdom

    Adam Carolla has some wisdom to share.

    On the last episode of Pop Wisdom, I spoke with Dr. Drew, a father of triplets. In keeping with the theme, this week’s guest is a father of twins - and also was Dr. Drew’s co-host for ten years on KROQ’s long-running radio show Loveline. Despite their friendship, these two dads have very different perspectives on parenthood.

    Adam is a comedian, podcast host, author of six books and star of the recent documentary No Safe Spaces. In his latest book, Everything Reminds Me of Something, he answers real questions from his fans and famous friends with an unapologetic sense of humor.

    Adam bootstrapped his way to success, from construction work to coaching boxers, before breaking into the entertainment industry and setting the world record for most downloaded podcast. Adam didn’t take no for an answer, and certainly didn’t let fear stop him from achieving his goals.

    Subscribe to the podcast so you don’t miss a single episode, and feel free to leave a rating or review!

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    Adam's book: https://www.amazon.com/Everything-Reminds-Me-Something-Apologies/dp/1637582684

    Adam's website: https://adamcarolla.com/

    Adam on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/adamcarolla

    Adam on Twitter: https://twitter.com/adamcarolla?ref_src=twsrc^google|twcamp^serp|twgr^author

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    Visit our website: https://www.dadsavesamerica.com/

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    Dad Saves America is a channel dedicated to celebrating heroic fatherhood while teaching the next generation of fathers strategies they can utilize in parenting their children. We believe strong children come from a strong family. We’ve had many experts in the studio, including Jonathan Haidt, Mike Yates, Lenore Skenazy, Warren Farrell, Matt Ridley, Martin Gurri, and Michael Strong.

    • 9 min
    Adam Carolla Is Worried We’re Raising Kids Like Pets | The Show

    Adam Carolla Is Worried We’re Raising Kids Like Pets | The Show

    The current culture of fear has made our kids nervous wrecks and has wreaked havoc on comedy in the process. Not taking yourself or your fears too seriously is one of the best ways to overcome them, so we sure aren’t setting up kids for success. 

    Today’s guest, Adam Carolla, isn’t afraid to tell his kids, and the rest of us for that matter, to toughen up, get over it, and move forward. He’s a comedian, podcast host, author of six books and star of the recent documentary No Safe Spaces. In his latest book, Everything Reminds Me of Something, he answers real questions from his fans and famous friends with an unapologetic sense of humor. 

    Adam bootstrapped his way to success, from construction work to coaching boxers, before breaking into the entertainment industry and setting the world record for most downloaded podcast. Adam didn’t take no for an answer, and certainly didn’t let fear stop him from achieving his goals.

    Subscribe and ring the notification bell so you don’t miss a single video!

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    Adam's book: https://www.amazon.com/Everything-Reminds-Me-Something-Apologies/dp/1637582684

    Adam's website: https://adamcarolla.com/

    Adam on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/adamcarolla

    Adam on Twitter: https://twitter.com/adamcarolla?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

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    Outline:

    [0:00] Intro

    [2:38] Is it the worst era to be a dad?

    [7:35] Boredom is an important part of childhood

    [11:16] How kids learn to manage danger

    [14:10] Adversity can be an opportunity

    [20:34] Why don’t teens care about driving?

    [27:50] Modern culture is like virtual reality

    [33:47] Manual labor teaches you to assess risk

    [38:46] Participation trophies and self-esteem

    [45:11] The best and worst things about bullying

    [50:21] How cancel culture works in Hollywood

    [58:31] Why Dave Chappelle makes people mad

    [1:02:42] Kids are being crate-trained

    [1:05:52] Safe spaces and octagons

    [1:09:58] Teach your kids through your actions

    [1:13:05] Outro

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    Watch the video version on YouTube: https://youtu.be/p-hhNAEE6vU

    Make a tax-deductible donation to Dad Saves America: https://secure.anedot.com/emergent-order-foundation/dad-website?

    Visit our website: https://www.dadsavesamerica.com/

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    Dad Saves America is a channel dedicated to celebrating heroic fatherhood while teaching the next generation of fathers strategies they can utilize in parenting their children. We believe strong children come from a strong family. We’ve had many experts in the studio, including Jonathan Haidt, Mike Yates, Lenore Skenazy, Warren Farrell, Matt Ridley, Martin Gurri, and Michael Strong.

    • 1 hr 13 min

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