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Developers by day, dads by night. Hosts Brent Basham and Andrew Currie love technology and love their kids. Digital Dads is the playground where they get to share the joys and pains of both. Join them as they navigate the uncharted waters of raising kids in a rapidly changing digital world. Armed with only their passion for innovation and childhoods from the stone age, they attempt to contextualize this rather strange moment in history.



Make no mistake, they can't do this alone. The only chance they have at making sense of this epic journey comes directly from the feedback and support of an incredibly engaged audience. So what are you waiting for? Help them potential listener, you're their only hope!

Digital Dads Brent Basham & Andrew Currie

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    • 4.7 • 107 Ratings

Developers by day, dads by night. Hosts Brent Basham and Andrew Currie love technology and love their kids. Digital Dads is the playground where they get to share the joys and pains of both. Join them as they navigate the uncharted waters of raising kids in a rapidly changing digital world. Armed with only their passion for innovation and childhoods from the stone age, they attempt to contextualize this rather strange moment in history.



Make no mistake, they can't do this alone. The only chance they have at making sense of this epic journey comes directly from the feedback and support of an incredibly engaged audience. So what are you waiting for? Help them potential listener, you're their only hope!

    Episode 123: Social Media Success with Laura Tierney

    Episode 123: Social Media Success with Laura Tierney

    Social media is an inescapable part of modern life. People everywhere check for “likes” to their posts frequently throughout the day. There is no escaping the net of the electronic social web.

    In this episode we are joined by Laura Tierney of The Social Institute to help us teach our kids to use social media successfully. The truth is, kids generally don’t make a distinction in being social and being social on the internet. To them, it’s simply about connecting.

    That’s why it’s important as parents we guide them on social platforms with more permanence and consequences than perhaps some of the old school methods of communication. Luckily, there are people like Laura out there to help us out.

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    * Social Locker Room (for parents to connect with each other)

    * Combat Cyberbullying in 4 Simple Steps





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    * Andrew – Mosaic

    * Brent – Lord of the Rings TV Series



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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Episode 122: Changing Your Life for Good with Sean Young

    Episode 122: Changing Your Life for Good with Sean Young

    We all have goals. Many of the things we strive for make us better men and better dads. But positive change is hard. Especially when we’re dealing with overcoming resistance and perhaps a bad habit or two.

    Lucky for us, Sean Young has spent years researching the solution. His results, discussed in his new book Stick With It, are nothing short of life changing. If you have a desire for your life to improve in some way, you don’t want to miss this episode!

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    * Andrew – Movies Anywhere

    * Brent – NASA’s Ion Thruster



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    • 54 min
    Episode 121: Avoid the Trap of Overparenting

    Episode 121: Avoid the Trap of Overparenting

    We all want to raise great kids. But how we go about it has changed drastically in only a generation. It used to be kids roamed about freely while adults hardly knew where they were. Just as long as we were home by dinner.

    And that’s not all. I vividly remember showing my parents my report card only to have them say simply, “that’s good son” without much of a second thought. With today’s hyper competitive college landscape a lack of parent involvement is a thing of the past.

    In this episode we’re joined by our own Patreon supporter Kevin Stanley to discuss just how much the world has changed with respect to parenting. He discovered Julie Lythcott-Haims’ book How to Raise an Adult and found the answer. Kevin told us about the book and an episode was born. Don’t miss this one as it’s chock full of anti-helicopter advice about breaking free from over parenting preparing your child for success.

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    *  Andrew



    * Your Mechanic

    * GreenPal





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    * Stranger Things app

    * Google translating earbuds





    * Kevin



    * 3D Holograph games

    * dynamic positioning







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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Episode 120: Scholastic Research Results with Liza Baker

    Episode 120: Scholastic Research Results with Liza Baker

    We all know how important reading is for our children. And if you have school aged kids you have no doubt heard about Scholastic. They have tons of great books in inspiring in our little ones a desire to read.

    It turns out they are also responsible for a Reading Report based on real families around the country. The results are incredibly interesting especially with the rise of technology in all of our lives. We dive in deep with Liza Baker to see just how these answers affect our own children.

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    * Andrew – Oregon Trail Minecraft Edition

    * Brent – Mortal Kombat secret menus



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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 119: Lessons from the Little Ones with Nick Britton

    Episode 119: Lessons from the Little Ones with Nick Britton

    As a dad we spend a great deal of time teaching our children lessons. And why not? After all, we want them to learn all they can from our years of experience. By the time we have kids most of us have learned plenty from the school of hard knocks. So we work hard at sharing our vast knowledge every chance we get. But it turns out, there’s a lot we can learn from them too.

    This time we are joined by author Nick Britton to discuss the ways our kids can actually teach us a thing or two. We dive deep into his book Lessons from the Little Ones and explore the ways we can flip the script and learn from them.

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    * Andrew – Leela Kids

    * Brent – Recoil



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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Episode 118 – Should All Kids Learn to Code?

    Episode 118 – Should All Kids Learn to Code?

    It’s no secret technology is taking over. Nearly every facet of our lives are being affected by its advances. And with it comes a rise in the need for all types of computer related jobs. That includes the infamous title of computer programmer.

    Many of us want our kids to learn coding for the job opportunities it provides. And there are many other benefits as well. But should every child learn to code?  In this first ever co-hosted episode we’re joined by Bill Dwight of FamZoo who shares his unique perspective on this hotly debated topic.

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    * Bill – Rocket League tournament

    * Andrew – YouTube TV

    * Brent – The Defenders



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    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
107 Ratings

107 Ratings

JamesReed! ,

Great Show!

Not yet a Dad but this show is very informative. In this modern age, you should be equipped with great ideas on how to educate your children about the effect of technology.

Perin77 ,

Awesome

We have a new son, 2.5 months old, and I am definitely learning alot of what to look for as he gets older. Very informative and entertaining

rider158 ,

Not exactly a Digital Dad

Hey Brent and Andrew, I'm a digital mom. I've been following the show for about a year now, and since I'm fortunate enough to be able to stay home with my kids I was able to go all the way back to episode one and listen to every podcast. I just finished episode 109, and I love what you guys are doing and what you're all about.
You're always wanting to hear from digital moms too, so I thought I might chime in with this suggested subject. I have four kids, a boy in 8th grade, a boy in 6th grade, and twin girls in kindergarten. The schools and the district we are in are fabulous in every aspect, but what I'm going to focus on is bullying. My boys went to the same grade school K-5 not one problem with bullies in ten years. This year my second son joined his big brother in middle school (same district) and he loves it, he loves riding the bus, lunch, everything. Even when I offer rides he wants to ride the bus. Naturally when he started asking for a ride to school and not wanting to ride the bus, even in tears begging me, I knew something was going on. Sure enough he was being bullied. There's tons of information out there for prevention, how to prepare your kids, and intervention etc. but I haven't heard a whole lot about what to do when you find out your child is being bullied by a sibling. My 8th grader was bullying his 6th grade little brother. There is a lot to take into consideration in this situation though, there can be more than one victim and the way it is handled is very important. The bullied one needs to be comforted, validated and even apologized to, but the perpetrator is often a victim as well. In our case, my 6th grader has ADHD and a few other behavior issues which cause our (mine and my husband's) attention to be decided in his direction quite often. This was the only reason I could think of that he would want to cut his little brother down. Thanks for all your time and effort, keep up the great work.
Lisa

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