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Sarah Marshall and Alex Steed attempt to understand what the hell it means to be the grown children of dads and other dad-like figures. And, as they do with all difficult subject matter, they do so by looking through a pop culture lens.

Why Are Dads‪?‬ Sarah Marshall + Alex Steed

    • Mental Health
    • 4.9 • 438 Ratings

Sarah Marshall and Alex Steed attempt to understand what the hell it means to be the grown children of dads and other dad-like figures. And, as they do with all difficult subject matter, they do so by looking through a pop culture lens.

    The Wrestler w. Gaby Dunn

    The Wrestler w. Gaby Dunn

    It's a movie about a big, messy sweetie who can't get out of his own way and all of the folks who suffer as a result. We talk The Wrestler, alcoholic dads, and more with the wonderful Gaby Dunn.
    You can Gaby on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/gabyroad/?hl=en) and on TikTok (https://www.tiktok.com/@dabygunn)!
    We made a playlist to accompany this episode (https://open.spotify.com/playlist/43sFU90lVBiLXKDoNuwNvt?si=IJj4Uk_7TuuzeZeviTrGyQ)! It's comprised of songs that come to mind when we all think about this movie.
    Why Are Dads (https://www.podpage.com/why-are-dads/) is a show in which hosts Sarah Marshall and Alex Steed attempt to understand what the hell it means to be the grown children of dads and other dad-like figures. And, as they do with all difficult subject matter, they do so by looking through a pop culture lens.
    You can find us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/whyaredads), Instagram (https://instagram.com/whyaredads) and Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/whyaredads).
    You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. (fanlink.to/ctuc) She's also on Twitter (https://twitter.com/carekendrick).
    Ethan Hawkins of Corner House (https://cornerhouse1.bandcamp.com/) accompanied her on her rendition of The Wrestler.
    Fresh Lesh (https://www.freshlesh.com/) produces the beats for our episodes.
    Abigail Swartz of Gray Day Studio (https://www.graydaystudio.com/) designed our logo!

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Muriel's Wedding with Laura Lippman

    Muriel's Wedding with Laura Lippman

    An effervescent dark comedy that addresses the crushing nature of patriarchy while also paying tribute to ABBA on a number of levels? We gushed about Muriel's Wedding with the endlessly marvelous Laura Lippman.
    You can find Laura's books (http://www.lauralippman.net/) here, and you can find Laura on Twitter here (https://twitter.com/LauraMLippman)!
    Why Are Dads (https://www.podpage.com/why-are-dads/) is a show in which hosts Sarah Marshall and Alex Steed attempt to understand what the hell it means to be the grown children of dads and other dad-like figures. And, as they do with all difficult subject matter, they do so by looking through a pop culture lens.
    You can find us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/whyaredads), Instagram (https://instagram.com/whyaredads) and Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/whyaredads).
    You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. (fanlink.to/ctuc) She's also on Twitter (https://twitter.com/carekendrick).
    Fresh Lesh (https://www.freshlesh.com/) produces the beats for our episodes.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    The Dark Knight with Aubrey Gordon

    The Dark Knight with Aubrey Gordon

    A bunch of men have competing views on how best to parent their city, though they all agree the task of dadding around is a thankless, back-breaking, and secretive operation. A lovable anarchist literally tells the Bat Dad that they complete each other. We unpack the plethora of dad issues presented in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight with the delightful Aubrey Gordon.
    You can find Maintenance Phase here (http://maintenancephase.com/). And you can find Aubrey's book What We Don't Talk About When We Talk About Fat here (https://www.yourfatfriend.com/book).
    You can find Aubrey on Instagram here (https://www.instagram.com/yrfatfriend/?hl=en)! And on Twitter here (https://twitter.com/yrfatfriend)!
    Why Are Dads (https://www.podpage.com/why-are-dads/) is a show in which hosts Sarah Marshall and Alex Steed attempt to understand what the hell it means to be the grown children of dads and other dad-like figures. And, as they do with all difficult subject matter, they do so by looking through a pop culture lens.
    You can find us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/whyaredads), Instagram (https://instagram.com/whyaredads) and Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/whyaredads).
    You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. (fanlink.to/ctuc) She's also on Twitter (https://twitter.com/carekendrick).
    Fresh Lesh (https://www.freshlesh.com/) produces the beats for our episodes.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Bonus Episode: Death (and other stuff)

    Bonus Episode: Death (and other stuff)

    We're putting last week's episode of Shootin' the Shit w. Why Are Dads [our Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/whyaredads) bonus series] over here on the main feed because it sounds like a lot of y'all are dealing with some of that heavy-heavy and a few folks said it was helpful for them to hear and think about. Also, it's not just heavy stuff! We also talk about Oceans 11 and Crash Bandicoot.
    Why Are Dads (https://www.podpage.com/why-are-dads/) is a show in which hosts Sarah Marshall and Alex Steed attempt to understand what the hell it means to be the grown children of dads and other dad-like figures. And, as they do with all difficult subject matter, they do so by looking through a pop culture lens.
    You can find us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/whyaredads), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/whyaredads) and Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/whyaredads).
     
     

    • 23 min
    10 Things I Hate About You with Sanpriti Ireland

    10 Things I Hate About You with Sanpriti Ireland

    10 Things I Hate About You is Shakespeare seen through a 90s teen comedy lens and it remains such a treat. Along with special guest Sanpriti Ireland, we talk about Kat, her over-protective dad, Heath Ledger, and teen movies that don't treat their protagonists like scary humping machines.
    You can find Sanpriti on Instagram here (https://www.instagram.com/sanpritilife/)! And her Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/AstroGeomantica) here.
    Why Are Dads (https://www.podpage.com/why-are-dads/) is a show in which hosts Sarah Marshall and Alex Steed attempt to understand what the hell it means to be the grown children of dads and other dad-like figures. And, as they do with all difficult subject matter, they do so by looking through a pop culture lens.
    You can find us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/whyaredads), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/whyaredads) and Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/whyaredads).
    You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. (fanlink.to/ctuc) She's also on Twitter (https://twitter.com/carekendrick).
    Fresh Lesh (https://www.freshlesh.com/) produces the beats for our episodes.
     

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Fargo with Clementine Ford

    Fargo with Clementine Ford

    A group of men have some feelings, don't know what to do with them, and get everyone around them into a big mess. Sound familiar? We discuss Fargo, what me mean by "straight men", and the great Marge Gunderson with Clementine Ford.
    You can find Clementine on Instagram here (https://www.instagram.com/clementine_ford/)! And here is Big Sister Hotline (https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/clementine-fords-big-sister-hotline/id1499175131)!
    Why Are Dads (https://www.podpage.com/why-are-dads/) is a show in which hosts Sarah Marshall and Alex Steed attempt to understand what the hell it means to be the grown children of dads and other dad-like figures. And, as they do with all difficult subject matter, they do so by looking through a pop culture lens.
    You can find us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/whyaredads), Instagram (https://instagram.com/whyaredads) and Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/whyaredads).
    You can find producer and music director Carolyn Kendrick's music here. (fanlink.to/ctuc) She's also on Twitter (https://twitter.com/carekendrick).
    Fresh Lesh (https://www.freshlesh.com/) produces the beats for our episodes.
    Our Liz Climo "You Are Good" merch can be found here (https://www.teepublic.com/user/whyaredads)!
     

    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
438 Ratings

438 Ratings

$bkbabe21 ,

Pretty Woman

I think Pretty Woman is definitely worthy of this show!!

mishka0727 ,

Love this podcast

Would love a multi episode series on “The Sopranos”!

Melo 1979 ,

Call them Daddy

Personally, I love to hear these Daddies talk about dads.

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