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We are not Babysitters, we are fathers, and not just fathers, we are First Class Fathers! Welcome to First Class Fatherhood, a Podcast with a vision to change the narrative of Fatherhood & Family Life. I have interviewed over 400 high profile Dads including NFL Legends (Deion Sanders, Kurt Warner, Tom Brady) Navy SEALs (Jocko Willink, Marcus Luttrell) Actors (Matthew McConaughey, Dean Cain) Skateboarding Icon Tony Hawk UFC President Dana White & many more. Everyday is Fathers Day on First Class Fatherhood Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/alec-lace/support

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    • 4.8 • 310 Ratings

We are not Babysitters, we are fathers, and not just fathers, we are First Class Fathers! Welcome to First Class Fatherhood, a Podcast with a vision to change the narrative of Fatherhood & Family Life. I have interviewed over 400 high profile Dads including NFL Legends (Deion Sanders, Kurt Warner, Tom Brady) Navy SEALs (Jocko Willink, Marcus Luttrell) Actors (Matthew McConaughey, Dean Cain) Skateboarding Icon Tony Hawk UFC President Dana White & many more. Everyday is Fathers Day on First Class Fatherhood Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/alec-lace/support

    #573 Shawn Ryan

    #573 Shawn Ryan

    Episode 573 Shawn Ryan is a First Class Father, Former Navy SEAL, CIA Contractor, Entrepreneur and host of The Shawn Ryan Show. Shawn is a combat veteran who served with SEAL Team 2 and SEAL Team 8 deploying to both Iraq and Afghanistan. After leaving the Navy, Shawn served as a contractor with the CIA where he participated in clandestine operations all over the globe. In 2015, he founded Vigilance Elite which provides training to both the civilian and law enforcement sectors. He is also the host of the wildly popular podcast The Shawn Ryan Show in which he interviews other elite military men and other awesome guests. In this Episode, Shawn shares his Fatherhood journey which includes a four month old son. He describes how becoming a dad has changed his perspective on life and what it’s been like watching his wife Katie become a mom. He discusses some safety tips for parents while they're out with their kids. He talks about his podcast The Shawn Ryan Show and what it’s like for him to interview other Frogmen. He offers some great advice for new or about to be Dads and more!

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    The Shawn Ryan Show - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/shawn-ryan-show/id1492492083

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    • 24 min
    #572 Donovan McNabb

    #572 Donovan McNabb

    Episode 572 Donovan McNabb is a First Class Father and NFL Legend. He played his college ball at Syracuse University where they retired his #5 jersey after dominating the Big East and being named Big East Offensive Player of the Year three times. He was drafted in the first round with the second pick of the 1999 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles who would eventually retire his #5 jersey as well. During his time with the Eagles he led the team to eight playoff appearances, five NFC East division championships, five NFC Championship games and Super Bowl XXXIX. He became the Eagles' all-time leader in pass attempts, pass completions, passing yards, and passing touchdowns. In this Episode, Donovan shares his fatherhood journey which includes four children. He discusses his discipline style as a dad. He describes his view on young kids playing tackle football. He talks about his QBL Minicamps. He offers some great advice for new or about to be Dads and more!

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    • 23 min
    Matthew McConaughey • FCF Flashback

    Matthew McConaughey • FCF Flashback

    FCF Flashback From my interview with Matthew McConaughey on January 22, 2021 • Matthew McConaughey is a First Class Father and Academy Award winning actor. He has starred in blockbuster movies including DALLAS BUYERS CLUB, INTERSTELLAR, MAGIC MIKE, THE LINCOLN LAWYER and many others as well the smash hit HBO Crime Drama TRUE DETECTIVE. He has won numerous awards including the Oscar and the Golden Globe for Best Actor. He is now a New York Times Bestselling Author of GREENLIGHTS. In this Episode, Matthew shares his Fatherhood journey which includes three children. He discusses his new book GREENLIGHTS and why he decided to write it. He talks about the Fatherless epidemic in America and the importance of Fatherhood and Family Life.  He describes his love of being a father and how it has changed him as a man.  He talks about the differences between how he was raised and how he and his wife Camila are raising their children.  He tells us who he would like to see play himself in a movie, he offers some great advice for new or about to be Dads and more!

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    • 24 min
    #571 Carter Oosterhouse

    #571 Carter Oosterhouse

    Episode 571 Carter Oosterhouse is a First Class Father and Television Personality. He first gained national fame as a carpenter on the TLC series Trading Spaces. He was host of several HGTV network shows including Carter Can, Red Hot & Green, and Million Dollar Rooms. Carter co-hosts ABC’s hit primetime series, The Great Christmas Light Fight. He’s also a model who has been named one of People magazine's "Sexiest man on TV" in its "Sexiest Man Alive" issue. He was also named one of the sexiest men on television by TV Guide Channel, Inside TV magazine, and CosmoGirl. In this Episode, Carter shares his Fatherhood journey which includes a four year old daughter. He discusses the surrogacy process that he and his wife used to have their child. He describes the values he hopes to instill in his daughter growing up. He talks about his family’s Christmas traditions. He tells us what it’s like to see the amazing Christmas decorations he judges on The Great Christmas Light Fight. He offers some great advice for new or about to be Dads and more!

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    • 27 min
    #570 Brad Williams

    #570 Brad Williams

    Episode 570 Brad Williams is a First Class Father and Stand-up Comedian. Brad has become one of the funniest, most in-demand comedians working today. He has appeared on numerous TV shows including the Tonight Show & Jimmy Kimmel Live. His one hour comedy special “Fun Size” was the highest rated comedy special on Showtime in the year 2015. A year later, he followed it up with a 2nd special called “Daddy Issues,” its airing prompted the New York Times to write “no one is doing it more hilariously than Brad Williams.” Brad’s show is high energy. Robin Williams called him “Prozac with a head.” Brad’s ability to make humorous observations on disability, relationships, sex, and race are winning over audiences and proving anyone can overcome their shortcomings. In this Episode, Brad shares his Fatherhood journey which includes a 23-month old daughter. He discusses the cancel-culture facing comedians today and how he approaches it. He describes some of his parenting fears as a Little Person Dad. He talks about some of the challenges growing up as a Little Person and why his daughter will be well equipped to handle herself. He tells us about his plans for 2022. He offers some great advice for new or about to be Dads and more!

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    • 38 min
    #569 J.R. Martinez

    #569 J.R. Martinez

    Episode 569 J.R. Martinez is a First Class Father, Actor, Motivational Speaker and United States Army Veteran. J.R. was deployed to Iraq and was driving a Humvee when its left front tire hit an IED. As a result he suffered smoke inhalation and severe burns to more than 34 percent of his body. He spent 34 months at BAMC and has undergone 33 plastic surgery and skin graft surgeries. He became a motivational speaker and began providing support to fellow burn survivors while being treated for his burn injuries. In 2008, J.R. was cast in ABC's daytime drama “All My Children” as Brot Monroe. Despite having to relearn how to walk, he competed on and won Season 13 of ABC's “Dancing with the Stars”. J.R.is the host of his own podcast REBIRTH. In this Episode, J.R. shares his Fatherhood journey which includes two children. He describes how he handles the looks and comments from people about his appearance. He discusses the challenges of having a baby during the pandemic. He talks about his daughter’s reaction to watching him on Dancing with the stars. He talks about OPERATION FINALLY HOME and the impact it’s having on veterans. He offers some great advice for new or about to be Dads and more!

    OPERATION FINALLY HOME - https://www.operationfinallyhome.org

    REBIRTH Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/rebirth-with-j-r-martinez/id1514640056?i=1000543862495

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    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
310 Ratings

310 Ratings

Wave 6 ,

AMAZING podcast

Easily my favorite podcast. Not all guests are equal, but so many of the guests prove to be great men by way of how they view fatherhood and Alec does a great job pealing that onion back to highlight the importance of active fatherhood

kaylaf86 ,

Eric trump??

Wow they are all dumb, but Eric is for sure the dumbest of all, why would interview a sociopath like him?

jobseeker2 ,

A quick listen to the guys you want to hear from

Really cool guests that don’t show up in other podcasts even though everyone wants to hear about their lives. Also it’s great to hear dads talk about fun and not fun parts is being a dad. I have heard no regrets listening to these interviews and I wish more interviewer would ask these questions.
The world needs mores shows like this

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