A weekly podcast where a dad talks to one or more of his four kids (one in elementary school, one in middle school, one in high school and one in college) about random topics.
Episode 248 - Swallowed by a Whale, Possums, and Skittles Gummies - Talk to Dad
Will and Henry talk about Mom being gone, Will’s new job, Henry and Dad’s trip to Dallas on Record Store Day, seeing A Quiet Place Part 2, the Disney+ show Loki, and cancelling cable TV. In the News, we talk about a woman in South Africa who had decuplets (10 babies at once), a Russian movie to be filmed in outer space, and a man who was swallowed by a humpback whale. We play a few rounds of Either/Or. For Treat Yourself, we try Skittles Gummies and Peanut Lovers Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.
Episode 247 - Phoebe's Tiktok Controversy, Cousin John's Wild Backyard, and Weird Food Combos - Talk to Dad
Phoebe and Phoebe’s cousin John talk to Dad about John’s entrepreneurial ventures, critters and dangerous playground equipment in John’s yard, Phoebe’s Tiktok controversy, and John’s little sister watching baby birds get eaten by a snake. In the News, we talk about the FDA warning people with seafood allergies not to eat cicadas, a chicken nugget that sold on eBay for almost $100,000, and a man in Massachusetts who got stuck on a golf course because he followed GPS directions. For Treat Yourself, we try weird food combinations that are trending on Tiktok, including watermelon and yellow mustard, pickles and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, and Easy Cheese with Oreos.
Episode 246 – Cicada Recipes, Froot Loops and Chocolate Milk, and Pork Cracklings - Talk to Dad
Elizabeth and Will talk to Dad about the origin of the word podcast, Will’s high adventure camping trip, hitting a deer, Mom and Dad’s trip to the Texas Hill Country, and Dad’s interaction with a homeless man in Austin. In the News, we talk about people eating Brood X cicadas, a 28-year-old Florida Woman who impersonated a high school student to promote her Instagram account, and tardigrades and tiny squid being taken into outer space. For Treat Yourself, we try treats from a Texas truck stop, including Takis meat stick, strip pork cracklings, and jalapeno flavored peanut brittle.
Episode 245 - UFO Report, Magic Shirt and Tardigrade Ghosts - Talk to Dad
Henry and Allison (Mom) talk to Dad about school ending and summer beginning, Will and Henry’s high adventure camping trip, Mom and Dad’s upcoming trip to Fredricksburg and Austin, Will and Henry’s jam sessions, plans to build a pool and Holliday Inn Holidomes. In the News, we talk about the US government’s upcoming report on UFOs, an experiment where scientists shot tardigrades out of a gun at 2,000 miles per hour, and a teen in Spain who built a cave in his back yard because he was mad at his parents. In Hypotheticals we discuss a hypothetical about a magic shirt and another about living a life where your existence is a political controversy. Finally, for Treat Yourself, Will joins the podcast and we try Taiwanese wafer cookies.
Episode 244 - Soundcloud Artist, First Cow and Whozeewhatzit - Talk to Dad
Henry and Will talk to Dad about getting a cold and not getting Covid, Henry’s vaccine, the new normal after the pandemic, rain, Will’s new music release (Extended Fantasy by BBoy, available on Soundcloud), and the school year ending. In the News, we talk about the tiger that was running around loose in a neighborhood in Houston, free vaccines being given at Dracula’s Castle, a Belgian farmer who changed national borders by moving a stone, and a new theory on why we have strange dreams. The boys play a couple rounds of Made-Up Movie Minute. Finally, for Treat Yourself, we try new candy bars, including key lime pie KitKat, Fruity Pebbles and Cocoa Pebbles chocolate bars, and Whozeewhatzit.
Episode 243 - Cousin George, Real-Life Mario Kart, and Crispy Minis - Talk to Dad
Will and Will’s cousin George talk to Dad about George moving from Colorado to Utah during a pandemic, video games they used to play when they were younger, Demon Slayer, Agents of Shield, Marvel TV shows and movies. In the News, we talk about a Chinese booster rocket that may fall and destroy us, Florida Woman’s run-in with a flying turtle, and a transparent pool suspended between two buildings 150 feet off the ground. We play several rounds of Either/Or. Finally, for Treat Yourself, we try Hostess Crispy Minis in two flavors, strawberry and cream and cookies and cream.
There are some podcasts out there that offer similar content but we always have to be alert to unexpected content that may not be suitable for kids. I think there has only been 1 or 2 times when they mentioned drug use (and a drug by name) but that was about it.
I like the family-style in which every member contributes something.
Talk to Dad
This is a great podcast for the whole family. We listen to it separately and then discuss the content. It gives us lots of fun things to talk about.
Just Like Home
This podcast makes me feel like I'm back with my family as a teenager, experiencing life with siblings again. I love the raw element of the conversations and the creative segments that Greg puts out each week. Highly entertaining, I definitely recommend it!