29 episodes

Great Dad Talks is a series of conversations with experts on all aspects of the family adventure. With the perspective that “dads don’t always think like moms,” our mission is to support dad voices and our slightly different approaches to parenting. We’ll try to find solutions to every day challenges like getting kids off the couch and making STEM classes available for both boys and girls. But we’ll also tackle bigger issues when they come. The one main theme will be to support dads in the most important role of their lives that of being a great dad.

Connect with us at greatdad.com and watch the video version of these podcasts at YouTube.com/greatdadnews

Great Dad Talks Paul Banas

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

Great Dad Talks is a series of conversations with experts on all aspects of the family adventure. With the perspective that “dads don’t always think like moms,” our mission is to support dad voices and our slightly different approaches to parenting. We’ll try to find solutions to every day challenges like getting kids off the couch and making STEM classes available for both boys and girls. But we’ll also tackle bigger issues when they come. The one main theme will be to support dads in the most important role of their lives that of being a great dad.

Connect with us at greatdad.com and watch the video version of these podcasts at YouTube.com/greatdadnews

    Derek Cain and Daniel Mose on the real need for foster parents

    Derek Cain and Daniel Mose on the real need for foster parents

    I guarantee you'll be inspired by this conversation with Derek Cain and Daniel Mose, both recruiters for foster families. They both work with SAFY (Specialized Alternatives for Families and Youth) and Derek is a foster father himself. They explain how foster care works and the real need for families to step in and help kids during transition periods. We also cover who can be a foster parent, including young families, single people and empty nesters.

    SAFY is a child and family nonprofit preserving families and securing futures services that help families and children heal, have hope, and thrive through a model of care that includes therapeutic foster care, adoption, family preservation, behavioral health and supports for older youth. SAFY currently serves youth and families in Alabama, Colorado, Indiana, Kentucky, Nevada, Ohio and South Carolina.

    • 44 min
    Using gratitude to stay present with Michael Ian Cedar

    Using gratitude to stay present with Michael Ian Cedar

    Does the concept of gratitude seem even more important now that you have kids? Or does gratitude sound like the stuff of greeting cards and Sunday sermons? In this fun and inspiring conversation, Michael Ian Cedar explains what the practice of gratitude is and why it's an important tool in the quest to be "present" in our lives.

    Michael Ian Cedar is an executive and leadership coach, skilled facilitator and keynote speaker, with 20 years of experience helping clients bring their professional and personal lives into alignment. Combining high-energy passion with a nonjudgemental approach, Michael helps clients tap into their potential to lead others, by focusing on their emotional intelligence, interpersonal relations, and managerial skills. is an executive and leadership coach, skilled facilitator and keynote speaker, with 20 years of experience helping clients bring their professional and personal lives into alignment. Combining high-energy passion with a nonjudgemental approach, Michael helps clients tap into their potential to lead others, by focusing on their emotional intelligence, interpersonal relations, and managerial skills.

    You can join his gratitude community at https://www.facebook.com/groups/Grati...

    • 37 min
    Richard Ruscyk on how to raise US math standards in kids

    Richard Ruscyk on how to raise US math standards in kids

    America is flunking math. The U.S. ranks towards the bottom of all developed countries in mathematical achievement. In fact, our education system can't even develop our own STEM/tech workforce, with the majority of U.S. tech workers filled by virtual international sources.

    I talk with Richard Ruscyk the CEO of Art of Problem Solving (https://artofproblemsolving.com/), a site with online tools to help kids get involved. The Art of Problem Solving works closely with Kahn Academy which has used their tools.

    He points out that we don't do a good job of finding and developing kids who have an interest in math. We discuss the "digital divide" as well as the differences between boys and girls.

    • 54 min
    Using gratitude to stay present with Michael Ian Cedar

    Using gratitude to stay present with Michael Ian Cedar

    Does the concept of gratitude seem even more important now that you have kids? Or does gratitude sound like the stuff of greeting cards and Sunday sermons? In this fun and inspiring conversation, Michael Ian Cedar explains what the practice of gratitude is and why it's an important tool in the quest to be "present" in our lives.

    Michael Ian Cedar is an executive and leadership coach, skilled facilitator and keynote speaker, with 20 years of experience helping clients bring their professional and personal lives into alignment. Combining high-energy passion with a nonjudgemental approach, Michael helps clients tap into their potential to lead others, by focusing on their emotional intelligence, interpersonal relations, and managerial skills. is an executive and leadership coach, skilled facilitator and keynote speaker, with 20 years of experience helping clients bring their professional and personal lives into alignment. Combining high-energy passion with a nonjudgemental approach, Michael helps clients tap into their potential to lead others, by focusing on their emotional intelligence, interpersonal relations, and managerial skills.

    You can join his gratitude community at https://www.facebook.com/groups/Grati...

    • 37 min
    Richard Ruscyk on how to raise US math standards in kids

    Richard Ruscyk on how to raise US math standards in kids

    America is flunking math. The U.S. ranks towards the bottom of all developed countries in mathematical achievement. In fact, our education system can't even develop our own STEM/tech workforce, with the majority of U.S. tech workers filled by virtual international sources.

    I talk with Richard Ruscyk the CEO of Art of Problem Solving (https://artofproblemsolving.com/), a site with online tools to help kids get involved. The Art of Problem Solving works closely with Kahn Academy which has used their tools.

    He points out that we don't do a good job of finding and developing kids who have an interest in math. We discuss the "digital divide" as well as the differences between boys and girls.

    • 54 min
    Protecting kids of all ages from pornography with Sean Clifford

    Protecting kids of all ages from pornography with Sean Clifford

    I talk to Sean Clifford, CEO of Canopy, a parental control app with a mission to protect families from porn and sexting about the struggles dads face in digital parenting.

    Sean Clifford, a father of four and the CEO of Canopy, has the insights and anecdotes on digital parenting that audiences love. In this talk, we cover:
    * Why dads need to have a version of "The Talk' as early as age four or five
    * How the introduction of the smartphone has changed everything about teenage life, sex, and dating
    * How kids, teens and even adults are not biologically prepared to handle online porn, sexting, or even TikTok
    * The key parenting discipline to help lessen problems before they happen

    You can find more about the app at www.canopy.us

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Dr. Joe Martin ,

Advice for Dads without fluff

I had the privilege to appear on Paul’s wonderful podcast. I really enjoyed my time on his show, and he was so effective in covering a lot of territory in a short amount time. I definitely will be recommending this podcast to the men in our community. - Dr. Joe Martin, Host of The Real Men Connect Podcast

Darrell702 ,

Diverse Discussions from a Dad’s Point of View

Love the variety of topics and experience of the dads Paul has on the show. It’s great to see good men highlighted for their leadership as dad’s and in other walks of life. Keep up the great work.

Wade Galt ,

Important Topics, Talented Host

I really enjoyed talking with Paul. He is a talented and insightful host who is engaging people in extremely important conversations about fatherhood and life.

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