73 episodes

Daddy Square is a new weekly podcast for and by gay dads, joining the successful blog of the same name. Coming to you from West Hollywood, Yan Dekel, an independent web designer, and Alex Maghen, EVP Technology at Warner Bros., are a married couple with 3-year-old twins. In each episode they bring a guest and tackle an issue that arises in parenting in general and in gay parenting in particular. All of their interviewees are professionals in their fields and gay dads themselves.

Daddy Squared: The Gay Dads Podcast Yanir Dekel

    • Parenting
    • 5.0, 53 Ratings

Daddy Square is a new weekly podcast for and by gay dads, joining the successful blog of the same name. Coming to you from West Hollywood, Yan Dekel, an independent web designer, and Alex Maghen, EVP Technology at Warner Bros., are a married couple with 3-year-old twins. In each episode they bring a guest and tackle an issue that arises in parenting in general and in gay parenting in particular. All of their interviewees are professionals in their fields and gay dads themselves.

    Daddy Squared Pride 2020 Special

    Daddy Squared Pride 2020 Special

    As gay parents, we educate our kids on diversity by showing them that there are many different people in the world, and many types of families. But when is the right time to also teach them that there are people in the world who treat each other poorly just because of the color of their skin or their sexual orientation? How do we as gay dads (and allies) raise children who will fix the world? The Pride 2020 episode, on race and human rights, is now available.







    Pride 2020 was supposed to be swallowed by the coronavirus pandemic, but then came a Black Lives Matter civil rights revolution which got us all out of our homes and our closets and into the streets with our very old quest for true civil rights equality.







    Our Guests







    Rev. Alfreda Lanoix















    Renowned Motivational Speaker, Rev. and Author, Alfreda "Freda" Lanoix, has been a mover and a shaker her entire life. Fearlessly truthful and extraordinarily insightful, she views the world through a multi-faceted lens of laughter and self examination. Freda married, gave birth to a son and daughter, gradually accepted her sexual orientation, and ultimately was ordained in 1995 as an openly lesbian minister for Unity Fellowship Church of Christ.







    Freda is currently in demand as a workshop facilitator, keynote speaker, lecturer, conference trainer and guest panelist. Among a host of appearances, she was featured in a Logo Network special entitled "True Lives", which focused on her experiences as a black, lesbian mother; featured in a documentary called "Finding God In The City Of Angels"; and was guest on the public affairs radio program "Revolutionary Spirituality".







    Thomas J. Pier, Therapist















    Los Angeles-based therapist, Thomas Pier, offers in-person and online (throughout California) supportive therapy to individuals and families in all realms of Health, Healing and Life Transitions. Thomas provides individual, family and group therapy in person and through encrypted video conferencing.







    Thomas lives in Los Angeles with his husband of 28 years, Russell, and with their son and daughter (through adoption), ages 6 and 8.







    Silky Nutmeg Ganache















    We all remember Silky from last year's season of RuPaul's Drag Race (Season 11). The performer, whose original name is Reginald Steele, is originally from a well-educated family in Mississippi, he holds a master's degree in organizational leadership, and the drag started a a giggle for Steel and and turned him into an international success.







    Ganache guest starred in Germany's Next Topmodel, in Lizzo's music video for her mega-hit 'Juice', and is set to star in her own series on WOWPresents Plus series entitled Shantay You Pray, a series exploring Ganache's relationship with religion.







    Our Sponsor







    Dr. Mark Surrey is a true ally when it comes to IVF and surrogacy for gay men. We chose Mark as our sponsor as part of our quest to help future dads to have the best experience (and best results) in their surrogacy journey. Please hear Dr. Surrey's opinion on your specific journey as part of your research on surrogacy. It's important to get the best consultancy possible before getting into this journey. Fill in your details below to get the Daddy Squared "VIP Care" consultancy from Dr. Surrey's team.







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    Episode Credits







    Co-Hosts: Yan Dekel, Alex MaghenGuests: Rev. Alfreda Lanoix,

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Gay Dads Save The World, Day 30: The Physical Therapist

    Gay Dads Save The World, Day 30: The Physical Therapist

    A daily dose of gay dads on the front lines of the global pandemic: On the last day of our quest to interview 30 essential worker dads in 30 days, we caught up with Rick Pagnillo from New Jersey who works at Kessler Rehabilitation Center.























    Every day we call one gay dad who is an essential worker, and ask him the same questions: how has his changed during the pandemic, how it effected the family, and so on. These are bite-size episodes (“podcast extras”) that are designed to show the world the contribution of members of the gay dads community during global crisis like this.







    We are very sensitive to all those who have suffered first hand from the virus, but we also want to try to change the energy and point the silver linings of this very special period in time.







    Click here for the full list of dads

    • 15 min
    Gay Dads Save The World, Day 29: The Funeral Director

    Gay Dads Save The World, Day 29: The Funeral Director

    A daily dose of gay dads on the front lines of the global pandemic: Joey Martin is a Funeral Home Manager at Jessen Funeral Home in Indiana who raises three kids with his husband.







    Joey







    Every day we call one gay dad who is an essential worker, and ask him the same questions: how has his changed during the pandemic, how it effected the family, and so on. These are bite-size episodes (“podcast extras”) that are designed to show the world the contribution of members of the gay dads community during global crisis like this.







    We are very sensitive to all those who have suffered first hand from the virus, but we also want to try to change the energy and point the silver linings of this very special period in time.







    Click here for the full list of dads









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    • 17 min
    Gay Dads Save The World, Day 28: The Amazon Worker

    Gay Dads Save The World, Day 28: The Amazon Worker

    A daily dose of gay dads on the front lines of the global pandemic: Ron Rife, a husband and a dad of an 18-year-old who works at Amazon warehouse in Ohio, talks about working for the giant online sales store during CoVID-19.







    Every day we call one gay dad who is an essential worker, and ask him the same questions: how has his changed during the pandemic, how it effected the family, and so on. These are bite-size episodes (“podcast extras”) that are designed to show the world the contribution of members of the gay dads community during global crisis like this.







    We are very sensitive to all those who have suffered first hand from the virus, but we also want to try to change the energy and point the silver linings of this very special period in time.







    Click here for the full list of dads

    • 12 min
    Gay Dads Save The World, Day 27: The CoVID Drug Maker

    Gay Dads Save The World, Day 27: The CoVID Drug Maker

    A daily dose of gay dads on the front lines of the global pandemic: Kevin Karr-McGraw works for Regeneron in New York, making coronavirus drug.







    Kevin at work















    Every day we call one gay dad who is an essential worker, and ask him the same questions: how has his changed during the pandemic, how it effected the family, and so on. These are bite-size episodes (“podcast extras”) that are designed to show the world the contribution of members of the gay dads community during global crisis like this.







    We are very sensitive to all those who have suffered first hand from the virus, but we also want to try to change the energy and point the silver linings of this very special period in time.







    Click here for the full list of dads

    • 16 min
    Gay Dads Save The World, Day 26: The Therapist

    Gay Dads Save The World, Day 26: The Therapist

    A daily dose of gay dads on the front lines of the global pandemic: Michael Stokes, a therapist at Stokes Counseling Services in Connecticut talk about life, work and anxiety during the pandemic.















    Every day we call one gay dad who is an essential worker, and ask him the same questions: how has his changed during the pandemic, how it effected the family, and so on. These are bite-size episodes (“podcast extras”) that are designed to show the world the contribution of members of the gay dads community during global crisis like this.







    We are very sensitive to all those who have suffered first hand from the virus, but we also want to try to change the energy and point the silver linings of this very special period in time.







    Click here for the full list of dads

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
53 Ratings

53 Ratings

MeTooAK ,

Great for families of all kinds!

Oh my goodness! I am loving these guys! My wife and I are the 2 moms of our amazing 4 year old daughter and I wish Alex and Yan were our neighbors! I love the real life talk they bring into each episode. The topics are spot on and applicable to all parents. My wife and I actually send these episodes to each other to make sure we both listened so we can discuss the topics. This has led to some amazing conversations! Thank you so much guys! Live you both!

TannerS93 ,

Tremendously Resourceful

I’m a pretty new listener, but have quickly caught up! This is such a great resource for so many different reasons. Hearing the many different opinions surrounding parenting to the path in becoming a parent in its many forms has been such an eye opener! My husband and I have found it so fun to listen to together and spur conversations about our future family! Thank you so much!

IndigoFan76 ,

Great resource!

My husband and I are in the middle of surrogacy now - have loved this podcast for the community, perspective, and humor. Two thumbs way up!

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