Welcome to The Epic Dad podcast. I'm your host Jason McCleery and I'm here to help you create better relationships, better health and an all-around amazing life. Each week, I feature interviews with experts to deliver inspiration, motivation, tools and tricks to create the life you love. The Epic Dad Podcast is here to help you to become your best self, as a parent, spouse and an all-around epic human being. If you want to remove yourself from the drift, and start taking intentional steps to become the Epic Dad you always wanted to be, then this podcast is for you.
EDP 037: What to Know About Adolescence and Substance Abuse w/ Richard Capriola
In this episode, I talk to Richard Capriola.
Richard Capriola has been a mental health and addictions counselor for over two decades. He recently retired from Menninger Clinic in Houston Texas where for over a decade he treated adolescents and adults diagnosed with mental health and substance abuse issues. He is the author of The Addicted Child: A Parent's Guide to Adolescent Substance Abuse.
EDP 036 Getting Your Teens Ready for College w/ Emma B. Perez
Even though my oldest just started high school, our family has been talking a lot more about college lately.
Suddenly those "someday" plans don't seem so far off.
And, as is everything with our firstborn, this is new territory. Even though my wife and I both went to college, a lot has changed since then and we want to make sure we're doing everything we can to set our kids up for success.
And this is why I was so excited to talk with this week's podcast guest, Emma Perez. Emma is a mentor who specializes in helping teens and young adults craft who they want to be and how they will impact the world.
Listen to episode 36 as we talk about:
- Questions to ask to help your teen clarify what they want to do
- The pros and cons of taking a gap year
- Various ways to save for college (and how to avoid surprise expenses)
Whether you have a teen or simply like to plan ahead, episode 36 is full of practical tips that can help you (and your teen) start planning today.
EDP 035: Having Conversations That Matter w/ Dan Faill
This week I'm talking with Dan Faill, an accomplished storyteller and international speaker.
Dan shares personal stories that engage and inspire us to be our authentic selves and be brave enough to have the conversations that matter.
Listen in as we talk about:
- Dan's experience with divorce and co-parenting
- The questions to ask when a friend is going through a hard time (and you don't know what to say or do)
- how vulnerability can actually be one of our greatest strengths
- what negative coping mechanisms are and how they might be holding you back
EDP 034: What I Learned From My Dad
In this short episode, I talk about the most important things that I have learned from my dad over the years.
EDP 033: The Complete Man w/ Purdeep Sangha
Today, I am talking with Purdeep Sangha
Purdeep is widely known as the strategist for businessmen and teaches men how to become the complete man.
His personal mission is to help men grow their businesses. Massively increase the personal fulfillment in life and improve their relationships with their wife and kids.
He is the founder behind the movement of men becoming mindful alpha males. Men who experienced complete victory and an award-winning author, entrepreneur speaker, podcaster business adviser.
After studying and working with some of the most successful men around the globe. Purdeep shows men the neuroscience behind becoming limitless.
In this episode we talk about
Balancing a successful business with a happy family How talking about everything as a family is a good thing and can help Purdeep’s book The Complete ManThe importance of knowing who you are, and how it can more align you with your goal.The importance of having communication with your kids about values and family goals The benefits of asking for help in your life and business.
EDP 032: 80/80 Marriage w/ Nate Klemp
Nate Klemp, PhD,is a husband and girl dad of one.
He is a co-author of the newly released book, The 80/80 Marriage: A new model for a happier, stronger marriage.
He is also a co-author alongside Eric Langshur, of the New York Times Bestseller Start Here: Master the Lifelong Habit of Wellbeing.
He is the founding partner of Mindful one of the world's largest mindfulness media and training companies.
Nate holds a BA in philosophy from Stanford University and a PhD from Princeton University.
In this episode, we talk about :
How Nate's marriage brought the idea of writing the 80/80 book The 50/50 model of fairness in marriage and why it doesn't work for a happier and stronger marriageNate explains the 80/80 and how it works better for couples.The importance of making chores list based on who enjoys doing the most How the 80/80 helps save room for purpose, interests and career to avoid feeling lost in marriage and life in general.Why we should model mindful things in front of our kids, as they are always watching.
Fatherhood is what we need more of in this world
As a fellow dad I can appreciate how little fatherhood is talked about in todays world as a military dad becoming a dad taught me that I had to grow up in so many ways to be the man capable of leading himself so that I could lead my family.
Thank you for sharing really power conversations that will shape fatherhood forever.
Host of the The Business of Fatherhood Podcast.
I was a guest on the show, and REALLY appreciate who Jason is, and how he shows up in the world.
I really liked the shift from a negative to a neutral before the positive. Super helpful.