101 episodes

Daddy Unscripted is a podcast about being a Dad. Each episode is a loose conversation with the host and his guest, talking about their history with their own Dad, how they approach being a Dad, and how they manage doing so within their walk of life.
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Daddy Unscripted Podcast Timothy Wheaton, Osiris Media

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9 • 39 Ratings

Daddy Unscripted is a podcast about being a Dad. Each episode is a loose conversation with the host and his guest, talking about their history with their own Dad, how they approach being a Dad, and how they manage doing so within their walk of life.
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    Help! We Have A Teenager!

    Help! We Have A Teenager!

    Episode 101 is coming out as a celebration of my little girl becoming a not so little girl anymore. We have done the parental thing: we've blinked our eyes and this little human that was seriously just taking her first steps and just saying her first word is now turning 13 years old. 
    How in the world does this happen? I don't even personally know Doc Brown, so how would I have borrowed his Delorean and accelerated it to 88 to get to where we are now?!
    So, the cliche is true. They all may be true: time flies. Your kids get older so quickly. Who are these wives and why are all of their tales so spot on?! 
    This is a shorter than normal episode as I tell a little bit about how things were for me as a teenager as I celebrate the milestone birthday of my "baby girl". 
    You can listen to this conversation by finding the Daddy Unscripted podcast, wherever you listen to podcasts (Apple, Spotify, Stitcher, Tune In Radio, etc).
    As I say in each episode: for anyone who may need help during any difficult times: the National Suicide Prevention hotline: (800) 273-8255. Also, I have a Google Voice Number for ANY of you to use: (872) 444-6784. Leave me a message there and I will get in touch with you… or you can even just use that as a safe place to vent or whatever it may be.
    Daddy Unscripted can be found on:
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    Instagram and Twitter: @DaddyUnscripted
    Facebook: Daddy Unscripted
    Website: www.daddyunscripted.com
    Daddy Unscripted is proud to be a part of Osiris Media! You can check out the Osiris Media website to see what other great podcasts are part of the network by going to OsirisPod.com. Osiris is partnered with JamBase and JamBase empowers music fans everywhere to go see live music. You should check them out at Jambase.com.
    Intro and music proudly provided with a partnership by Umphrey’s McGee. Check them out at www.Umphreys.com
    Special Outro music on this episode, "Love Train" was performed by multiple artists as part of a special performance to benefit Turnaround Arts http://turnaroundarts.kennedy-center.org and Playing For Change at http://playingforchange.com.
    You can send questions and suggestions for future guests to us via email to daddyunscripted@gmail.com and you can always use my Google Voice number for comments, questions, etc.: (872) 444-6784.

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    • 28 min
    Never Too Late To Live

    Never Too Late To Live

    Episode 100 of the podcast is here! Appropriately so, it's me talking about some corners I have turned in my life recently and my hope to inspire YOU to be able to do the same. This may need to be categorized as a TimTalk (is that a thing? Can I ™ that, or WHAT?!). 
    Quickly, I didn't acknowledge one time that this is my 100th episode. Shame on me for that. I will properly cheer on the next episode as we work on the second set of 100 episodes, eh?
    As a human who happened to have been born as a white male in Southern California, I'm now pretty aware and cognizant of a lot of the 'things' that have been afforded to me. Privileges I've had. Which also entails my becoming more aware of the way I have taken any of these for granted, and/or looked the proverbial gift horse in the mouth at times. 
    There are two major life changes that have occurred for me within the past few months. I dissect both of these fully in this episode. The first is my very cyclical and unpredictable return to one of the original passions of my life: writing. I wrote a book (that never went anywhere at all) when I was 12, almost 13. I spent an entire summer away from the beach and friends, holed up in my bedroom with a typewriter and very truly wrote a 200 - 300 page adventure book. I wish I could even remember the name of my main character, ala Indiana Jones. 
    Over the next 6 years of my life, my writing would include song lyrics, poetry, short stories, a couple of novellas and two additional novels. I never made any attempts at publishing any of this... so don't get too excited.
    Around the age of 20 or so, I would turn my stylings toward the world of screenplays for film. I wrote (and did numerous re-writes) two full-length features that went as far as getting registered with the Writers Guild of America (WGA). There's more to both of those stories, but we shall leave it there. 
    Cut to: a few months ago, after having not really done any creative writing for 20 or so years, I got hired as the writer for a show that airs on Twitch twice weekly: CelebriTee Showdown, a golf competition show between 2 celebrities airing on the Twitch Sports channel.
    This is major. I mean, in the scheme of the writing world, it may not be. I'm not writing for 'Atlanta' or 'This Is Us'. But this is so wildly unforeseen and such a fantastic new step for something previously extremely dormant, dare I say pretty much dead, in my life. I am so grateful for the opportunity and extremely hopeful for what may be next in this part of my life's journey.
    Never Too Late To Live.
    If you have something in your past that brought you joy, that brought you fulfillment... what is holding you back from tapping back into that? Especially if it brings good-ness to your heart, your spirit, your life? I encourage you to try and find the time and the ability to re-connect with whatever that may be for you; even if it is only time to read!  
    The second thing I talk about is a big life change for my physical health. I have talked many times before about my place on the spectrum of autism. One of the really big challenges for me, from that, has always been food-related. From the time I was just a baby, though nobody knew what the reasoning was behind my needs (and my hatreds). A lot of that has always been heavily rooted in textures. 
    Have you seen my Instragam specifically about my attempts to tackle this? Go check out @TimAteThat 
    Not ironically, I was always a total string-bean as a kid. Even throughout and a little beyond high school. My very high level of activity paired with a pretty fantastic metabolism partnered to keep me around 115-125 lbs through my teen years. It continued in my 20s. I could (and would very often) eat at fast food joints and get multiple burgers or multiple burritos, what have you. Some of my friends were pretty fascinated by...
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    • 42 min
    Destini Manifests Kindness For All

    Destini Manifests Kindness For All

    Episode 99 features a glorious human being: Destini Ann. If you've seen her on Instagram or Twitter, you may recognize her more as ManifestDestini. If you're on TikTok, go find her as DestiniAnn. Oh, you're not on TikTok? Well, she's got over 1 million followers there now... so go see why so many other people love hearing from Destini! 
    I'm thrilled that Destini is now the second guest of my newest series: "Who Tells Your Story?" She is so "on the verge" of blowing up even more right now that there isn't even a verge anymore. Verge? What verge?! This is why you'll hear me say that we should just lasso the comet ™ and enjoy soaking up Destini's insights. And that doesn't mean just on parenting, but on being better humans. 
    Have you ever felt like you were talking with someone and in your mind, you could envision the two of you just constantly high-fiving each other after things you said? Well, I didn't ask Destini if her 'high five counter' had as high of a number as mine did after this. But, for me, talking with her felt just like when I'm devouring her content on social media. Smashing that Like button. Over and over and over again. (insert all of those cool old-school comic book sounds and graphics right here: Smash! Blammo! Wham! (That's just the sound 'Wham'... not Wham UK, like the band that brought us George Michael, mind you. (Wait.... how many parentheses deep am I in this thought right now? Let me close these up for you... )))
    Where is the text for this podcast episode going right now? Well, let me tell you. This is kind of the silly energy I felt right after talking with Destini. And, it's easily back as I just finished editing the audio and am typing this right now. That is the level of contagious awesomeness this woman has inside of her and she is just sharing it with all of us in so many ways! 
    Believe me: part of me considered just typing these words for this post: "This episode is amazing... listen and follow Destini everywhere." and just having that be it. I also seriously considered just typing her name a couple hundred times and having it just say Destini Ann, over and over. 
    So, let me try to harness some of this energy and tell you more about our conversation you may be listening to right now. And if this post is distracting you: well, just stop multi-tasking. Listen, then read. Or vice versa. But, don't miss out on the podcast episode and Destini's words there! 
    Destini and I, even in conversation after this was recorded, have quite a bit in common, it seems. And I feel fairly certain, we have not fully scratched the surface on that yet. However, let me just say: I know I'm not alone with that feeling. I think that is one of the reasons she resonates with so many people. She is so incredibly relatable. And wise. 
    I just caught myself trying to perfectly break down and describe Destini for you, and I don't think I want to do that. I seriously just typed about 4 different sentences and deleted them all. I'm not sure if it's because I want you to hear her story and decide for yourself, or if it's because I don't feel like I am saying what I'm thinking perfectly... or even if it may be that I don't want to even try to put even the semblance of a label on Destini. 
    It may be that last one. Because, even with how edifying and inspirational Destini is, I feel incredibly confident saying that she is still evolving. And, since life and time work how they do, not only will Destini evolve and change, but her two wonderful daughters will, too. So, I am here for the long haul. 
    I am here to not only keep learning from her but to keep laughing with her, to keep mentally high-fiving her and smashing the heck out of every frick-fracking-fire-cracking Like button you put in front of me. But, also... I definitely moved out of 'just being a fan' as we talked. So as a supporter and someone who offers her my friendship: I...
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Father's Day 2021

    Father's Day 2021

    Episode 98 is my annual Father's Day episode. Last year was the first year I didn't post one of these. Fittingly, as we sat today (on Father's Day) and tried to remember what our family actually did to celebrate Father's Day last year: we did nothing. So, it works out that I didn't record or post my normal episode that year, either. 
    I recorded this episode the day before Father's Day this time 'round... which means that I recorded it on Juneteenth. I talked in this episode about some of those goals that continue to drive me with doing this podcast. 
    At the end of the episode, in my own way of paying attention to Juneteenth, I reminded you all that a great way to honor Black people is to shop Black-Owned Businesses. There are so many ways to find great lists and recommendations from people for how you can do that for what you may be looking for. 
    As for me, I pointed y'all at just one place in particular for the time being: to hopefully future guest of the podcast, Mahogany Mommies. This is a small business run by a marvelous and genuine, single Black Mom who never fails to impress me with her sincerity and her drive. So, go check her out on Instagram @MahoganyMommies or go to her website at www.MahoganyMommies.com to show Joi some much-deserved love! Thanks, everyone, for doing that! 
    You can listen to this conversation by finding the Daddy Unscripted podcast, wherever you listen to podcasts (Apple, Spotify, Stitcher, Tune In Radio, etc).
    As I say in each episode: for anyone who may need help during any difficult times: the National Suicide Prevention hotline: (800) 273-8255. Also, I have a Google Voice Number for ANY of you to use: (872) 444-6784. Leave me a message there and I will get in touch with you... or you can even just use that as a safe place to vent or whatever it may be. 
    You can follow Dave on Twitter: @DaveAlmy or even check out his website at www.adcpartners.com to see what his "day job" is.
    Daddy Unscripted can be found on:
    iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher Radio | Google Play | Tune-In Radio
    Twitter: @DaddyUnscripted
    Facebook: Daddy Unscripted
    Website: www.daddyunscripted.com
    Daddy Unscripted is proud to be a part of Osiris Media! You can check out the Osiris Media website to see what other great podcasts are part of the network by going to OsirisPod.com. Osiris is partnered with JamBase and JamBase empowers music fans everywhere to go see live music. You should check them out at Jambase.com.
    Intro and Outro music proudly provided with a partnership by Umphrey's McGee. Check them out at www.Umphreys.com
    You can send questions and suggestions for future guests to us via email to daddyunscripted@gmail.com and you can always use my Google Voice number for comments, questions, etc.: (872) 444-6784.

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    • 45 min
    Dave Almy: The Words That Changed His Life

    Dave Almy: The Words That Changed His Life

    Episode 97 is a bit of a rollercoaster episode with Dave Almy. A very honest and real conversation, that has a lot of laughs and an almost equal number of moments that cause to take great pause. This episode was recorded almost exactly 2 years ago. I continued to hold this for the right time and that time is now! It's finally ready to be out here for your consumption.
    I'm gonna give a quick shout-out to previous guest of the podcast: Bruce Mendelsohn, for connecting Dave and me for this conversation. Thanks Bruce!
    Dave, who lives in NorCal now, is from Boston and very early in the episode, he makes sure to check in on the usage of bad language on the podcast. I gave him the green flag (the green flag for the red "E" on this one) and I warned y'all early in the episode... so: if you read this first, be ready.
    Dave comes from an interesting family dynamic, himself. His parents divorced when he was very young and his Dad married his stepmom in the years following. It's really good to hear about how great his stepmom was and what a wonderful woman and parent she has been in his life. And, yes, I understand that I say that as someone who didn't have step-parents and may be kind of influenced by the cliché of the evil step mom or dad.
    With all of that said, Dave's description of his biological Mom is really something else. He talks about how massively entrepreneurial she is and of her constant reinvention of herself in the likely nevernding plight for constant mental stimulation. He admitted that this is definitely a trait that he got from his Mom.
    The story of cancer taking Dave's Dad was extremely similar to the story of my own Father. It really hit home for me and this particular part of maybe his final visit with his Dad in the hospital, where he recalls his Dad saying to him in a moment of clarity:
    "What was I doing chasing the almighty dollar when I should have been home with my family?"
    Those are the last words that Dave's Father spoke to him before he died. Read them again. As Dave said a bit after quoting that to me: "...going away from that and reflecting on it as my kids were born; that's been the phrase that has... it's just burrowed into me..."
    I really hope you all enjoy this episode, that you get a lot out of it, that you are inspired by it. I got all of that and more, myself.
    You can listen to this conversation by finding the Daddy Unscripted podcast, wherever you listen to podcasts (Apple, Spotify, Stitcher, Tune In Radio, etc).
    As I say in each episode: for anyone who may need help during any difficult times: the National Suicide Prevention hotline: (800) 273-8255. Also, I have a Google Voice Number for ANY of you to use: (872) 444-6784. Leave me a message there and I will get in touch with you... or you can even just use that as a safe place to vent or whatever it may be.
    You can follow Dave on Twitter: @DaveAlmy or even check out his website at www.adcpartners.com to see what his "day job" is.
    Daddy Unscripted can be found on:
    iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher Radio | Google Play | Tune-In Radio
    Twitter: @DaddyUnscripted
    Facebook: Daddy Unscripted
    Website: www.daddyunscripted.com
    Daddy Unscripted is proud to be a part of Osiris Media! You can check out the Osiris Media website to see what other great podcasts are part of the network by going to OsirisPod.com. Osiris is partnered with JamBase and JamBase empowers music fans everywhere to go see live music. You should check them out at Jambase.com.
    Intro and Outro music proudly provided with a partnership...
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    WHAT Makes Jess Rosado Feel Like An Odd Bird Out?

    WHAT Makes Jess Rosado Feel Like An Odd Bird Out?

    Episode 5 of "We're Here Alone Together" (W.H.A.T.) features Jess Rosado: blogger, photographer, designer, mom and creative extraordinaire. You should find her @OddBirdOut on Instagram really quick. Go go go.
    This is Episode 96 of the podcast. Jess and I have known each other since maybe 2005 or so, and we met via the world of Flickr. We talked a little about that early time, the social media platform we were on before the words "social media" were such a mainstay.
    Jess talked about how much more difficult Christmas in 2020 was for her, in comparison with previous years. Some of that was based on the pandemic... but she also talked about her kids being teens now completely changes the landscape of gift giving and celebration.
    We talked a bit about kids, allowances and chores. Being the youngest of 8 kids and growing up in the '70s and '80s, an "allowance" wasn't the same for me as it was for a lot of my friends. So, I was curious on Jess' take on it as a Mom of 2.
    I told a story about trying to trick/bribe (call it what you will) my 8 yr old into allowing us to listen to Prince on the 8-minute drive to his school every day for a month and how he wouldn't give in. Someone please help me with this struggle (sic).
    We bantered about expectations within the family relationship. I took a minor shot across the bow (sorry not sorry) toward the idea that a Father posting how he is "watching his kids while the Mom gets some 'me time' of her own" and people go out of their way to comment and tell the Dad what a great Dad he is being and how awesome that is. Don't do this.
    This wound up in us spending quite some time talking about homeschooling. Jess was homeschooled, herself, some time ago and obviously this has become a way more significant option with the pandemic. So, we really went through how that has changed a lot over the years and how it set Jess up for life and how she is handling it with her teens.
    How many of you with kids feel like they are way ahead of you in their understanding of technology? Yeah, we talked about that too. How timely this current world situation has been for just how tech-savvy younger people are. I have said this multiple times: if Covid had hit when previous generations were kids, I feel fairly comfortable saying that almost none of this schooling would have been possible. I know that a lot of people like to call the last school year a "lost year"... heck, Time magazine just had that as their cover story. I, for one, feel like that is a Bolshevik statement (can you say 'click bait'?) and a pretty harsh slap to the face of educators around the world, as well as to a lot of kids.
    I don't say that without an understanding and cushion statement that gets that a lot of kids didn't thrive; a lot of parents didn't do well. I know that everyone doesn't have great abilities to work through it (whether that is due to the infrastructure of wifi capabilities, or hardware issues, etc).
    As I say in each episode: for anyone who may need help during any difficult times: the National Suicide Prevention hotline: (800) 273-8255. Also, I have a Google Voice Number for ANY of you to use: (872) 444-6784. Leave me a message there and I will get in touch with you... or you can even just use that as a safe place to vent or whatever it may be. 
    You can listen to this conversation by finding the Daddy Unscripted podcast, wherever you listen to podcasts (Apple, Spotify, Stitcher, Tune In Radio, etc).
    Find and follow Jess and Odd Bird Out at the website for the blog at www.OddBirdOut.com
    Find and follow Jess on her Instagram at @OddBirdOut
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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

nigelthewonderdog ,

Insightful and Interesting

Tim does such a great job with this podcast, coaxing stories from people like me and sharing them with the world. I've loved listening to other dads share their stories, and learned so much about people I would have never known. Good stuff.

Southern Songs and Stories ,

Real, meaningful conversation

Time Wheaton is consistently producing thoughtful and compelling podcasts in this series. I have enjoyed his guests, his interviewing style, and the overall quality of his work. Even if you are not a dad, this podcast will offer something of substance that you can appreciate.

3 kidlets ,

Perspective that matters!

Thank you Tim for taking the time, effort and energy to create something that helps all of us relate to the struggles and more importantly the joys of fatherhood. It's easy to get lost in the reasons we work or spend time away from our families as dads sometimes but this podcast reminds us of our most important and most enjoyable job, being a good dad.

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