24 episodes

I wanted to create a resource for expecting dads and new dads that is from a dad’s perspective. I want to have deep, meaningful conversations with other men looking at experiences, resources and anything else that will help anyone out there searching for this type of resource. I want to change the impression that men can’t take a more important role in child rearing from the start. I also want to make sure to convey that we don’t need to lose sight of our interests and priorities once the baby comes. We don’t need to become the dad who looks back on his 20s as if they were the best years of his life.

Day by Day Dad Podcast Ryan Burnham

    • Kids & Family

I wanted to create a resource for expecting dads and new dads that is from a dad’s perspective. I want to have deep, meaningful conversations with other men looking at experiences, resources and anything else that will help anyone out there searching for this type of resource. I want to change the impression that men can’t take a more important role in child rearing from the start. I also want to make sure to convey that we don’t need to lose sight of our interests and priorities once the baby comes. We don’t need to become the dad who looks back on his 20s as if they were the best years of his life.

    #23 - Dr Anna Machin - The Life of Dad

    #23 - Dr Anna Machin - The Life of Dad

    Ryan interviews Dr Anna Machin. Dr Anna Machin is an evolutionary anthropologist, writer and broadcaster. Her work is about the very nature of 'being human'. We discuss Anna's work on her book, "The Life of Dad." Anna has done extensive research into the evolution of being a dad and her work really helped me to adjust my expectations in a difficult time. 

    Anna's bio: She is world-renowned for her pioneering work exploring the science and anthropology of fatherhood and her cross-disciplinary interpretation of human love. 
    Anna began her research life as a primatologist working in zoos in both the UK and Europe. Following her MSc in Human Evolution and Behaviour at University College, London she undertook a PhD at the University of Reading and joined Professor Robin Dunbar’s research group at Oxford in 2008 where she remained until 2020. Today she is a visiting academic within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Oxford Brookes University. She is fascinated by what makes humans behave the way they do and uses a full range of disciplines and techniques – from genetic analysis, behavioural science and brain scanning to experimental psychology, sociology and hormonal analysis - to find answers to questions such as:
    How do dads bond with their babies?
    What is a human family?
    What motivates us to form long-lasting relationships?
    Why do we need to be social?
    How do developments in social media and AI influence our behaviour?
    Her key areas of research are the science and anthropology of fatherhood, the human family in all its diversity, the human social network, romantic relationships and the influence of technological innovation on our behaviour and health.
    Anna lives in Buckinghamshire, England with her husband, 2 daughters, 3 dogs, 2 rabbits, 2 gerbils and 4 guinea pigs.

    Anna's website: https://annamachin.com/ 
    Anna on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dr_aMachin
    Anna's book: https://www.amazon.com/Life-Dad-Making-Modern-Father/dp/1471161404/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1619050201&sr=8-2 

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    #22 - Chris MacAlister - Creator of Matilda's Lab

    #22 - Chris MacAlister - Creator of Matilda's Lab

    Ryan interviews Chris MacAclister. Chris is a dad of two and is the dad behind Matilda's Lab. Matilda's Lab is a YouTube channel and Instagram page geared toward teaching science to adults, inspired by his daughter. 

    Chris MacAlister is a science communicator for parents. He founded his blog, Matilda's Lab, when his daughter was a year old; filling it with ideas about how you can teach complex science to a child. The lessons are written for adults, not for children, so that parents can take the reigns of their children's learning and enjoy the binding experience that discovery brings. The subject matter focuses on the science that we encounter on a day to day basis and how science and popular culture influence each other.

    Based in North Wales, Chris has a degree in Zoology, quality manages a veterinary microbiology laboratory and has co-hosted a science news podcast. He combines his knowledge, experience, artistic background and sense of humour in sharing details of the most creative process in human history.

    Topics covered:
    Matilda's fish tankChris being a jack of all trades with his understanding of scienceThe tone and narrative style he uses in the blog Repackaging themes to make it easier to explain to childrenFine line of making content for kids to be taught by adultsNow moving to questions that Matilda is asking.The importance for a girl because the field is so male dominatedFavorite vide: How bats see in the darkProcess of having a second childDifferences between both children after 6 weeksHardest part of being a father.Chris on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJ14zJ92xI6su9jPwc02jLA
    Chris on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matildaslab/
    Chris' website: https://matildaslab.wordpress.com/

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    #21 - Daniel Vanson - Losing a Father

    #21 - Daniel Vanson - Losing a Father

    Ryan interviews Daniel Vanson. Daniel has a 19-month old son and he recently lost his father. Ryan lost his father in November 2020 as well. Daniel reached out to discuss the loss of a father and agreed to record the conversation as an episode of the Day by Day Dad Podcast. 

    Daniel's bio: Daniel is the lucky father to Aaron, his 19 month old boy. Daniel is a high school special education teacher, and in his free time he run an online social media cooking page called A Canadians Cooking where he inspires people to try some new things in the kitchen! Becoming a dad has been one of the best experiences in his life so far. It's been full of ups and downs, but truly one of the most rewarding things in the world is to see his son's smile in the morning!

    Topics discussed:
    How long have you been a dad?Have you always wanted to be a dad?What's the most enjoyable part of being a dad for you?What's the hardest part?Tell us about your dad and your relationship.When did your dad get sick?How did you spend time with him before he passed?Do you regret not doing anything before?How did you speak to your kids about his passing?What have you done to cope with the grief?Tell me about your process of mourning him?How do you make sure to remember him and honor his memory?Daniel on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/acanadianscooking/
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    • 59 min
    #20 - Kevin Thiruchelvam - Trust Yourself

    #20 - Kevin Thiruchelvam - Trust Yourself

    On this week's episode of the Day by Day Dad Podcast, Ryan interviews Kevin Thiruchelvam. Kevin has been a dad for about 2.5 years of his beautiful daughter. Kevin and Ryan have known each other for quite a long time but hadn't connected in years. Luis Turcot, who appeared in episode 11, suggested speaking to Kevin. 

    Kevin's Bio: Kevin Thiruchelvam is a History and Religion teacher at Loyola High School. He coaches Rugby, Hockey, and Volleyball, and plays club rugby for the Montreal Wanderers RFC.

    Kevin is happily married to Ellen Yambouranis for 5 years and counting. His daughter, Elizabeth Isla Thiruchelvam, is 2 1/2 and keeping him on his toes, despite being 6-weeks removed from ACL reconstruction surgery. 

    He loves sports, whether playing, watching, or listening to sports related podcasts. In another life, Kevin would’ve probably been a sports writer/podcaster.

    Topics Discussed: 
    His desire to be a dadThe adjustments he's made since the pandemic hitThe most difficult part of being a dad. Advice for new and expecting dadsMaking sure time is spent at the dinner table**
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    #19 - Jamie Brasseur - Time Management

    #19 - Jamie Brasseur - Time Management

    Ryan interviews Jamie Brasseur. Jamie was the first guest on the podcast when it launched earlier this year. I wanted to have Jamie back on for a couple of reasons; firstly, because of how he immediately jumped in to help me out when I was having a hard time a few months ago. I was in a rut and still trying to understand what my role was as the father of a newborn. I posted about it on social media and without hesitation, Jamie called me to check in and chat. That conversation meant the world to me because I know that a lot of dads struggle with the same issues but it is seldom discussed. The other reason is the main topic of the conversation. I asked Jamie what the hardest part of being a dad has been for him. His answer? Time management and balance.
    Topics: 
    Kids growing up immersed in technologyHow the most difficult part of parenting can shift depending on the development stageCovid exacerbating time managementHow communicating a plan as a couple came aboutTypical day's prioritiesNot being transactional with your timeHow Jamie's days are different now that he's back at workTypical afternoon routine with his sonHow things are different today versus last yearDifficulty juggling working from homeIncorporating children into choresWhat does being a good parent mean to Jamie?How do you want to describe the pandemic to your child in 10-15 years?**
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    For show notes and past guests, please visit daybydaydad.com/day-by-day-dad-podcast.
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    • 53 min
    #18 - Jason Kreidman - On Empathy and Dad University

    #18 - Jason Kreidman - On Empathy and Dad University

    Ryan interviews Jason Kreidman. Jason is a father of two and is the creator of Dad University.

    Jason's Bio: Jason Kreidman is the founder of Dad University, an educational company dedicated to helping dads gain confidence in their parenting. Through his course, YouTube videos, podcasts , and social media he offers advice on father’s communication, work/life harmony, discipline, mindset, and more.

    Topics:
    About wanting to become a dadMost challenging part of being a dadThe importance of patienceRelationship dynamic changing with your partnerHaving empathy and how important empathy is in our livesDon't take things personallyTeaching children to be empatheticUsing the word empathy when teachingDon't say "I'm proud of you"Youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dPgIrc_UmM&t=379sFocusing on improving yourselfJason's meditation practiceCutting out alcoholWhy start Dad University?What is the future of Dad University?Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/daduniv/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/daduniversity/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/DadUniv
    Website: https://www.daduniversity.com
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/dad-university/
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    • 58 min

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