Being a rockstar is a lot of hard work but it’s got nothing on being a dad; just ask Jaret Reddick + Gary Wiseman. You might know them from Bowling For Soup but behind the pop punk singalongs, they’re just two guys trying to get through bullies, vasectomies, and everything else that comes with being “Dad”.
Every week Jaret + Gary will invite other rockstar dads on air to talk about the highs and lows of parenting between band practice. Whether you’re a dad, you have a dad, or you just like dad jokes, The Rockstar Dad Podcast is about to make Monday so much better.
With Thanksgiving in the rearview mirror, Jaret and Gary kick off a new episode of The Rockstar Dad Show by talking about food. Listen in as they share some of their worst cooking fails and chat about the holiday.
Now that Christmas is less than a month away, you're probably a little stressed about your holiday shopping list—but never fear, because the hosts are bringing you a gift guide for all the dads in your life. They'll give their opinions on New York Magazine's top picks before sharing their own recommendations.
Later, Chris Shary calls into the show. Chris is a legendary punk rock artist known for his work with the Descendents. On top of that, he's a teacher and a dad. When he chats with the guys, they talk time management, how he started drawing, where he found his interest in punk rock and more!
Ryan Phillips of Story Of The Year, Scott Ian of Anthrax
It's Thanksgiving Week, and Jaret and Gary are filling your metaphorical plate with a brand new episode featuring Ryan Phillips and Scott Ian!
The guys have known Ryan from Story Of The Year since their first Warped Tour and they have a lot to catch up on when he calls in to chat. Listen in as they discuss how kids change you, letting your children explore their passions, and living in the Midwest.
Later, Scott Ian of Anthrax calls in to introduce us to his son Revel and talk quarantine. Throughout the conversation, the hosts chat with him about touring and how it effects time with your family, run ins with paparazzi and more. Tune in now!
This week on The Rockstar Dad Show, the guys welcome musician Brendan James to the mic. After spending months travelling the world with his family, he has plenty of stories to share, so grab a seat and listen in.
During the conversation, the hosts chat with Brendan about how music entered his life, and what it's like being a solo musician versus being in a band. He also shares stories from his family's travels across the globe, and talks about what it's like to quarantine after months of adventures. Plus, they dig into his new album Leap Taken.
Later, Jaret and Gary catch up on their lives over the past week and give us a taste of episodes to come.
Gary Shirley (MTV’s ‘Teen Mom’ OG)
This week The Rockstar Dad Show has not one but two Gary's when Teen Mom's Gary Shirley calls in to chat with the hosts.
After twelve years on camera with Teen Mom and 16 and Pregnant, Gary has lived a lot of his life on a television screen—and so have his girls. Listen in as he introduces us to Leah and Emilee and chats about watching them grow up on camera.
He also gives us a glimpse into the family's personal life, from online schooling to their pie-making operation. He chats with the guys about farming and gardening, music, YouTube, and more.
It's time for another episode of The Rockstar Dad Show, so turn up the speakers and dive into conversation with Jaret and Gary.
This week, the guys are talking about the convenience of technology and Bowling For Soup's new series Shot Out Of A Cannon. Of course they have plenty more to discuss, like a fear of birds and writing a tell all book.
Later, they welcome wrestler Brimstone to the air. Listen in as he introduces us to his family and talks about coping through coronavirus, mental health, and Seymour the Unfortunate Vampire.
Rick Nielsen & Sons
The Rockstar Dad Show is inviting a rockstar family to the air this week! Listen in as Rick, Miles, and Daxx Nielsen join Jaret and Gary for a conversation.
As the lead guitarist of Cheap Trick, Rick Nielsen has lived an interesting life and his sons have followed in his footsteps with their own careers in music. Daxx is a drummer who's played with many bands over the years, including with Cheap Trick. Miles is the frontman of a band called Mike Nielsen and The Rusted Hearts (more on that in a bit).
When the group calls in they look back at their history both personal and professional, from stories about Guns n' Roses to family dynamics while touring. They also chat about The Nielsen Trust, quarantining with kids, being versatile with your music and more. Tune in and make sure you stick around until the end to hear "Hands Up" by Miles's band!
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I love this podcast, I just came to listen to Marco Molina!
As a fellow dad who considers himself a rockstar this show is perfect for me! The guys are great and the show is very fun!
The best dads!
I’m jumping head first into parenting by helping my fiancé raise his little girl. Being a huge Bowling For Soup fan, I don’t know who else I’d rather take parenting advice from! My soon to be step daughter is the same age as Jaret’s son and there’s so many parallels, it makes me laugh every episode! Love this show and look forward to it every week.