137 episodes

Hey kids, get ON our lawn! Dear old Dads is a podcast examining and deconstructing all things Dad. From parenting to patriarchy; manning the grill to manning up; Dear Old Dads asks – what even is a dad anyway? What does it mean to be a good man in today's world? What should it mean? Listen along as we definitely find the correct, concise answers to all these questions and more!
​Featuring Eli Bosnick, Thomas Smith, and Tom Curry!

Dear Old Dads Eli Bosnick, Thomas Smith, Tom Curry

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9 • 463 Ratings

Hey kids, get ON our lawn! Dear old Dads is a podcast examining and deconstructing all things Dad. From parenting to patriarchy; manning the grill to manning up; Dear Old Dads asks – what even is a dad anyway? What does it mean to be a good man in today's world? What should it mean? Listen along as we definitely find the correct, concise answers to all these questions and more!
​Featuring Eli Bosnick, Thomas Smith, and Tom Curry!

    DOD125: Teaching Our Kids To Read Good

    DOD125: Teaching Our Kids To Read Good

    Eli has been teaching Max to read... OR HAS HE. Max is an amazing reader already and the dads talk about how their kids learn anything and whether or not it is, in fact, magic. Then for reasons that will likely come out in litigation, Tom and Eli hijack the show to talk about books. Thomas is filing suit and cannot comment further about this episode at the current time.
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    • 50 min
    DOD124: Call Your Own Damn Pizza

    DOD124: Call Your Own Damn Pizza

    It's time for another "Am I the Asshole" iteration of Dads! This time it's a dad who won't call to order pizza for his daughter who has anxiety. But there are a lot of details that make or break the assholeness. The dads go on to talk about challenges like this they've had with their kids.
    For extended episodes, bonus content, and most importantly, for an AD FREE SHOW, make sure to pledge on Patreon!

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    • 46 min
    DOD123: Partners Who Roast Each Other

    DOD123: Partners Who Roast Each Other

    Do you know that couple? Are you that couple? That gives each other shit a lot. Like, a lot. And it's all "joke" but is it though? Thomas had a recent encounter with one such couple and has thoughts.
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    • 47 min
    DOD122: Eli Sleeps With Other Dads

    DOD122: Eli Sleeps With Other Dads

    Eli came back from a bro-cation and the dads chat about friendships, making friends as a dad, and different approaches to spending time with friends. Disclaimer: you may hear Thomas die in this episode (of laughter).
    For extended episodes, bonus content, and most importantly, for an AD FREE SHOW, make sure to pledge on Patreon!

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    • 42 min
    DOD121: Should We Nuke The Nuclear Family?

    DOD121: Should We Nuke The Nuclear Family?

    During and after COVID, there were many think pieces about the inadequacies of the nuclear family. Tom wants to talk about it. Should we all be living with our parents? Jesus Christ should we? Ugh, but like, ugh should we? I guess?
    For extended episodes, bonus content, and most importantly, for an AD FREE SHOW, make sure to pledge on Patreon!

    Join the Facebook Group! facebook.com/groups/dearolddads
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    • 42 min
    DOD120: Tom and Eli Crash Thomas's Funeral

    DOD120: Tom and Eli Crash Thomas's Funeral

    Thomas and his family went to a memorial service recently; this sparks discussion about...well... Tom and Eli's business ideas?
    For extended episodes, bonus content, and most importantly, for an AD FREE SHOW, make sure to pledge on Patreon!

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    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
463 Ratings

463 Ratings

Beerman Dave ,

Great reflection of being a dad

Great show, about progressive fathers. Was the start to listening to the rest of their podcasts. Great balance of humor and topics that are growth focused. Enjoyable and thoughtful.

Chelsa O. ,

My favorite podcast

I am a child-free woman, yet this is my favorite podcast.

dewdropslytherpuff ,

10/10 Recommend…

…and I’m not a dad. I’m going through the backlog and listening to every single episode. Each one has at least a single nugget of truth or wisdom that I can apply to my life, even as a woman without children. Often there’s humor, sometimes childhood anecdotes, and frequently there are truths.

Note to the Dads:
The episodes regarding mental illness really made me stop and think about my and my partner’s health and how we take responsibility for things in our relationship and friendships. Thank you for your insights and helping me put my thoughts into words that I can take into a conversation.

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