18 episodes

Michael Chen is about to have a child for the very first time. His brother David wants to know exactly what that's like. In this quasi-weekly podcast, the two discuss the highs, lows, and learnings from fatherhood.

Advice, encouragement, or criticism? Email us at thenextcheneration(AT)gmail.com

The Next Cheneration David Chen

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 15 Ratings

Michael Chen is about to have a child for the very first time. His brother David wants to know exactly what that's like. In this quasi-weekly podcast, the two discuss the highs, lows, and learnings from fatherhood.

Advice, encouragement, or criticism? Email us at thenextcheneration(AT)gmail.com

    I Call Them Microsleeps

    I Call Them Microsleeps

    David and Michael reflect on one year in Michael son's life.

    • 50 min
    Interactivity-to-Work Ratio

    Interactivity-to-Work Ratio

    David and Michael talk about how Michael's son has reached a great age, whether kids recognize themselves in screens and on mirrors, and also about the thoughtfulness of parents in raising children.

    • 38 min
    I Need To Live Somewhere

    I Need To Live Somewhere

    David and Michael discuss what month 9 is like, what changes have happened in the child's life since last time, and reflect on the treacherous homebuying market right now.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Low-Level Dread

    Low-Level Dread

    A quick episode: David checks in with Michael about daycare, COVID, and what else Michael is worried about these days.

    • 23 min
    Sleep Training

    Sleep Training

    David and the family visit Michael! And Michael discusses what it's like to sleep train a baby.

    • 52 min
    The Building Weight

    The Building Weight

    After month 4, David and Michael discuss Michael's mental health. Plus: a visit from one of the in-laws.

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Squirrelrabbits ,

Another dave chen joint

I don’t even have kids but I still really enjoy this podcast, which is full of reflections about what it means to be alive (and, if you’re a baby, crying) in America in 2021. Great job guys.

Arizona Jedi ,

A Huge Help

This podcast came along at the perfect time in my life as my wife just gave birth to our first child yesterday. Dave and Michael thank you for sharing and for helping. It means a lot to a brand new father!

Sean W. Choe ,

Great journey to be on

If you are a new parent, or a parent in any stage, you will find this podcast very enjoyable! So many things I could relate to and learn from following Mike and JC’s journey of being parents, with Dave, who’s a perfect host for Mike.

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