19 episodes

Welcome to The Detroit Dadcast. I’m your host, regular dad, Rory Hughes. I started this podcast with a simple goal: to have authentic conversations with other dads about fatherhood. Nothing more, nothing less. In my experience, real discussions among men about anything other than money and sports are hard to come by. Hearing stories of these other dads might spark an insight for you. Or perhaps you’ll just nod your head and say, “Yeah, I can totally relate.”

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The Detroit Dadcast Rory Hughes

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.8 • 15 Ratings

Welcome to The Detroit Dadcast. I’m your host, regular dad, Rory Hughes. I started this podcast with a simple goal: to have authentic conversations with other dads about fatherhood. Nothing more, nothing less. In my experience, real discussions among men about anything other than money and sports are hard to come by. Hearing stories of these other dads might spark an insight for you. Or perhaps you’ll just nod your head and say, “Yeah, I can totally relate.”

Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/rory-hughes/support
Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/rory-hughes/support

    #19. Sam and James Take On The Environment

    #19. Sam and James Take On The Environment

    For Episode 19, an innocent negotiation with the boys about getting rid of a television morphs into a full-blown whiteboard session about energy conservation.  I wasn't planning to record this, but after listening back, I was reminded of Albert Einstein's famous quote:  "We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them." Spoiler alert:  Dragons might be the solution.


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    • 19 min
    #18. The Unique Bond Between Father and Daughter, Bidets, And Why Your Dad Dying Means So Much (with Phil Zaroo)

    #18. The Unique Bond Between Father and Daughter, Bidets, And Why Your Dad Dying Means So Much (with Phil Zaroo)

    For Episode 18, I sat down with Phil Zaroo, a close friend and one of my favorite people to talk to, mostly because we disagree a lot.  He's a father of three, an ex-liberal, ex-journalist, hater of all things U of M, and bearer of brutal honesty.  We've had countless yelling matches over the years about social and political issues,  but in this fatherhood-focused conversation we keep it mostly civil.  Phil offers some unconventional takes on parenting, shares the raw experience of losing a parent, breaks down the delusion of the archetypal U of M fan, riffs on the burgeoning bidet market, chokes up when talking about his daughters,  and talks old-school discipline.  Enjoy.


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    • 55 min
    #17. The Upside of Video Games, Flint Basketball, and Why You’ll Never Understand What It Means to Be - Or Raise - a Black Man (with Moses Price)

    #17. The Upside of Video Games, Flint Basketball, and Why You’ll Never Understand What It Means to Be - Or Raise - a Black Man (with Moses Price)

    For Episode 17, I sat down with Moses Price, a man I don’t know well enough to call a close friend, but one who I feel like I’ve known my whole life. Among our similarities, he's a Flint native, a father of two boys, an educator, a huge sports fan, and the proud head chef in his home. In this wide-ranging conversation we explore, among other topics, the YouTube basement, raising black boys, his Flint roots, why video games get a bad rap, and the evolution of teen problems. With a name like Moses Price, it’s a wonder he’s not a pastor. But don't worry, the man can preach. Enjoy.


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    • 48 min
    #16. Collaborating with Taye Diggs, Why a Urethroscope is Less Painful Than Watching Michigan Football, and The Future of Education (with Brian Galvin)

    #16. Collaborating with Taye Diggs, Why a Urethroscope is Less Painful Than Watching Michigan Football, and The Future of Education (with Brian Galvin)

    For this episode I sat down with Brian Galvin (BG), a a good friend who looks like Matt Damon and also happens to be wicked smart. No seriously, he has a photographic memory. In this heady discussion, BG reveals the dude’s side of the in vitro saga, goes full Bezos on his predictions about K-12 education, presents an interesting thesis on why Michigan weather is a source of unity, and reflects on collaborations with the likes of Taye Diggs and Common. And a lot more. Some of you may recognize BG's voice from our critically acclaimed 2005 single, "Manifesto," back when being a middle-class white rapper was actually considered ironic. Enjoy.


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    • 1 hr 12 min
    #15. Why We Deglaze the Pan, Forgetting the Diaper Bag, and Spiritual Death and Rebirth (with James Boardman)

    #15. Why We Deglaze the Pan, Forgetting the Diaper Bag, and Spiritual Death and Rebirth (with James Boardman)

    For this episode I sat down with my great friend James Boardman, a man who single-handedly forced me to change the podcast's profanity policy. James riffs on the curiously poor dental health in England, the life of a stay-at-home dad, growing up in a cult, having a winless record in arguments against his badass lawyer wife, developing flavor in the kitchen, and his spiritual death and subsequent awakening after his sister Sarah's death. James is one of the most generous, reflective, and genuine people I know. He's also British, so that makes him more fun to listen to. I want to apologize for the ticking noise in the background - the Boardman family just got a dog. Don't worry, we won't talk about the dog.


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    • 43 min
    #14. Being The Pastor's Kid, Chasing Adrenaline, and Why You Take Your Kid Outside No Matter How Cold It Is (with Ben Jacobs)

    #14. Being The Pastor's Kid, Chasing Adrenaline, and Why You Take Your Kid Outside No Matter How Cold It Is (with Ben Jacobs)

    For Episode 14 I sat down with Ben Jacobs, whom I’ve known for 40 years.  His folks have been second parents to me and though I can’t quite call him a brother he's definitely more than a cousin. We also share a man crush on Aaron Rodgers so I think that makes us related in some way.  Ben has always been an adrenaline junkie, which explains why he was a nationally ranked gymnast and a stunt man at Disney for several years.  A big kid himself, he has always loved kids and been a natural with them, which is why it was so much fun to listen to him talk about dad life with his two daughters. I hope you enjoy this wide-ranging chat with a guy who's developed one hell of a Wisconsin accent.


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    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

JJ from the 'Ville ,

Hughes is a masterful conversationalist - season 2 keeps getting better

I’ve always enjoyed listening to the Detroit Dadcast but I find myself eagerly anticipating the next episode like checking my mailbox for my Public Enemy CD from the Columbia CD club I still owe money to.

Themutster ,

Brilliant!

If you don’t like this, you’re a d@!k!!

not a lot less ,

Insightful for moms trying to understand their partners!

Thanks!

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