20 episodes

A writer’s meta-narrative quest to reckon with her Dad Character after his untimely death, find a meaningful resolution, and finally tell her own story.


Co-hosted by creator Janielle Kastner and director Carson McCain.

Untitled Dad Project is a Spoke Media original.

Untitled Dad Project Spoke Media

    • Performing Arts
    • 4.6, 344 Ratings

A writer’s meta-narrative quest to reckon with her Dad Character after his untimely death, find a meaningful resolution, and finally tell her own story.


Co-hosted by creator Janielle Kastner and director Carson McCain.

Untitled Dad Project is a Spoke Media original.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
344 Ratings

344 Ratings

stupid3dogpant ,

Val would have loved it!

This is the first podcast I’ve ever reviewed but I wanted you to know Janielle, that my Dad, (Val) would be super proud of this journey! I think it’s so rare for people to take this in depth of a look into the tragedies and trials of life. I love the artistic approach you took to understanding a dad you never really knew. So sorry my dad wasn’t here to walk through this with you. You are so talented and the Robinson clan is cheering for you!

ISUKCKT ,

So relatable

I can’t wait to see how this turns out! I have a similar story but with my mom. My only thought as I’m listening is ... is your mom telling you everything?!? I know you love her but did he stay away because of something with her (like the episode of This is Us when she made Randall’s father to stay away). Maybe you’ll tell me!! You’re voice is so soothing! I hope this all works out

MySustenance ,

A Creative Journey of Self Discovery through Grief

This is an honest, beautiful journey one gets to travel with Janielle. It is a journey of self discovery and growth - finding the courage to ask the questions that haunt one’s soul, knowing that some questions can never be answered, wading through feelings of whether that loss is even “legitimate,” anger, regret, confusion and pain.

It truly was an example of turning a very legitimate loss into something beautiful. Some may not relate to the creative way in which she she gets there, but it doesn’t matter. You still witness the transformation and it is remarkable and can speak to all of us.

I’m struck by Janielle’s courage, her openness, her bravery. I’m thankful for the love of her dear friend, Carson, and the now more open and honest relationship she has with her mother and others around her.

There is no end. Only integration. And what a remarkable story of integration and resulting growth.

Though I have not experienced this particular loss, I was swept into the story. I loved experiencing it and thank Janielle and Carson for sharing it with us. It definitely affected me and I’m grateful for the ride. I really didn’t want the podcast to end, but grateful for my own enrichment through hearing the story. Thank you!!!

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