Rory Scovel is an actor, comedian, and writer — but he’s picked up a new title over these last few years: DAD. Each week he and co-host Ruthie Wyatt are joined by their hilarious celebrity friends to unpack the mysteries of fatherhood, parenting and the weirdos who raised us. Full of funny stories from your favorite performers, this is a show for dads and non-dads.
A Message From Rory
Rory Scovel wants to thank all of you dads and non-dads out there for listening to Dads: The Podcast. You can listen to Rory’s new Team Coco podcast Pen Pals now.
Every week, Rory Scovel and Daniel Van Kirk respond to the letters you send them - you can seek advice, tell a story, vent. Be sure to check out the latest episode with the very funny Casey Wilson, where she dishes out advice on flings, depression, and meatball subs!
Get Off Chris Gethard’s Lovingly Hand-Tilled Lawn!
We’re wrapping up our first season with one of our favorites: Chris Gethard! Known for his daring, experimental comedy, Chris has been doing jokes about landscaping and fatherhood since moving out to the ‘burbs—and he has feelings about it. He also talks about telling some of his most graphic, embarrassing stories in front of his parents and the time his dad taught him that violence actually CAN solve problems.
The Precious Tears of Tom Papa
When comedian and radio host Tom Papa dropped his eldest daughter off at college, he cried for two whole days—and now he would like for his wife to stop bringing it up, thank you very much! He talks to Ruthie and Rory about why his spouse seems to delight in his displays of he-motion. Plus: he explains how the pandemic has made him more laissez-faire as a dad. That’s right—Papa don’t preach!
Colton Dunn is Hate-Scrolling Your Instagram
Like many comedians, Colton Dunn used to think that his busy lifestyle and career would never be able to accommodate children, or even a spouse. But oh, how wrong he was! Now a married father of two, the “Superstore” actor talks to Rory and Ruthie about how he's learned to manage the pressure that comes with having other mouths to feed—plus those annoying DINK (double income, no kids) couples who plaster their social media feeds with travel pics.
Vanessa Ragland is an Adult, We Promise
Vanessa Ragland parents two children while running one of LA’s premier comedy venues, Dynasty Typewriter. So why doesn’t she feel like a grown-up yet? The actress and comedian gets to the heart of the matter with Ruthie and Rory while also spilling some tea about her dad, whose post-retirement turn as an open-mic guitarist has been getting the ladies all hot ‘n bothered.
Justin Halpern’s Dad is a Man of the Sea
Real “Dad Heads” need no introduction to Justin Halpern! As the author of the bestselling book “Shit My Dad Says,” Justin has endless stories about his father, a man who hardly ever cried. A man who would go out on the Sea of Cortez with a band of outlaws one month out of every year and return with hundreds of pounds of fish. Plus, Rory and Justin bond over what can only be described as dad rage.
Good so far!!!
It was a good one!! One of my favorite actors is Vince Vaughn and I can’t find him in any podcast and I think he would be a fun guest and him talking about his dad. Also BatDad the internet dad.
So glad that you had my favorite artist on! He’s such a down to earth, positive person. Amazing story of resilience and he’s funny!
So glad I just found this podcast! It’s for everyone, dads and non dads. The co hosts crack me upppp. I was sad because I thought they ended the pod but looks like they just are taking a break between seasons. Excited for season 2!