43 episodes

Eavesdrop as famous and notable fathers join an open, honest, and frequently strange conversation between journalists Joshua David Stein and Jason Gay, who are doing the very best they can. Come for the jokes, stay for the realness. Come for the celebrities, stay for stories. Come for the advice, stay because you're stuck in traffic. No matter how you use it, The Fatherly Podcast is the perfect weekly listen for imperfect parents - proven to help, amuse, and stop hair loss.

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    • Kids & Family
    • 4.3 • 86 Ratings

Eavesdrop as famous and notable fathers join an open, honest, and frequently strange conversation between journalists Joshua David Stein and Jason Gay, who are doing the very best they can. Come for the jokes, stay for the realness. Come for the celebrities, stay for stories. Come for the advice, stay because you're stuck in traffic. No matter how you use it, The Fatherly Podcast is the perfect weekly listen for imperfect parents - proven to help, amuse, and stop hair loss.

    All the Feels: What Should Dads Do With All Their Guilt, Shame, and Pride?

    All the Feels: What Should Dads Do With All Their Guilt, Shame, and Pride?

    In the final episode of the season, Joshua David Stein and Jason Gay talk guilt — what it is, where it comes from, and how to get rid of it — and its pleasant counterpart, pride, with Dr. Jessica Tracy, author of "Pride: The Secret to Success" and the director of the Emotion & Self Lab at the University of British Columbia. Plus, they look back fondly on their time together and say sweet things. 

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    • 49 min
    Shooting Blanks: Are We Becoming a Nation of Vasectomized Men?

    Shooting Blanks: Are We Becoming a Nation of Vasectomized Men?

    More than 500,000 men get vasectomies every year in the United States. On this very fertile episode of the podcast, Joshua David Stein and co-host Postell Pringle, both vasectomized men, talk to Dr. Joseph Alukal, professor of urology at the Columbia University Medical Center about why and how. He'll also explain what's up with the tufts of smoke commonly seen during the procedure.

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    • 58 min
    A Crowded Field: Will the 2020 Elections Do Anything for American Families?

    A Crowded Field: Will the 2020 Elections Do Anything for American Families?

    This week on the podcast, Joshua speaks with NPR's political editor Domenico Montanaro, father of one, on how the 2020 field looks for America's struggling middle-class families. Also, Fatherly's own Patrick Coleman swings by to explain how American families got into this mess in the first place. (Hint: neoliberalism, motherfuckers!)

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    • 51 min
    The Second Go-Around: What Does It Mean to Start a Second Family?

    The Second Go-Around: What Does It Mean to Start a Second Family?

    The American nuclear family exploded decades ago. The trend has been steadily towards more divorce and more complication — half-siblings and awkward introductions ("This is my ex-wife's husband"). There's nothing wrong with that, but it has forever changed what it means to be a family man. Interested in discussing this, Fatherly Podcast host Joshua David Stein and co-host Postell Pringle reached out to Jeff Gordinier, globe-trotting food editor of "Esquire" and author of "Hungry: Eating, Road-Tripping, and Risking It All With the Greatest Chef in the World." Gordinier is on his second go-around and generous in his willingness to discuss what it means to get a second chance in a country with no second acts.

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    • 51 min
    A Muffled Cry for Professional Help: Can Therapy Help Parents Not Pass On Their Bullshit?

    A Muffled Cry for Professional Help: Can Therapy Help Parents Not Pass On Their Bullshit?

    Therapy can be massively helpful, but it can also feel ridiculous and obligatory. Eager to get a sense of how to make better use of expensive sessions, Fatherly Podcast host Joshua David Stein and co-host Jason Gay reach out to Lori Gottlieb, the noted therapist and author of "Maybe You Should Talk to Someone." The ensuing session covers how to solicit help, what to do with it, and how not to feel ridiculous on that couch. Also, it was free for Joshua and Jason. So that's something.

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    • 42 min
    The Best Children's Book Ever Hasn't Been Written: What Makes Great Literature for Kids?

    The Best Children's Book Ever Hasn't Been Written: What Makes Great Literature for Kids?

    Children's books are part of the fabric of parenthood. We read them. Then we read them again. We come to know them as well as our kids' stuffed animals (and better than their friends). But what makes one of these deceptively simple tomes tick? Fatherly Podcast host Joshua David Stein, a children's book author himself, and co-host Postell Pringle speak to editor Kate Harrison of Dial Books for Young Readers about what makes a good idea great and how a great idea can evolve into a class. Also, Joshua sings.

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    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
86 Ratings

86 Ratings

nepamiz ,

Gratitude

theses guys give me what is missing in today’s society, at least from a working class perspective, which is open dialogue about issues that happen to fathers and humans alike. A loss of traditional community in our society has been devastating especially in rust belt cities like the one I live in. Fatherly admittedly goes over my head sometimes but has been such a huge source of knowledge for guys like me who aren’t in social circles that have open dialogue. Thank you

Rockitect ,

Miss this show!

Wish JDS and his friends would come back for more of this!

Topolinastro ,

A smart, fun take on parenting

Really like these smart hosts and their willingness to be completely honest about their lives, their opinions, their triumphs and challenges.

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