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The HeyDad Podcast

Three brothers and one other guy talk about Dad life

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35: Andy's Vasectomy (or: "You're still a man.")

And we're back! Season 3 kicks off with quite possibly our best episode ever. There comes a time in a man's life when he needs to stop making people. That moment recently came for Andy, and naturally Tyler and Kevin decided to chaperone the whole experience. Derek had work or something, he will regret not being there to his dying breath. The car ride there, tailgating in the hospital parking lot, spitballing vasectomy-related business ideas, telling stories of all the dumb stuff Kevin did during his vasectomy...if you're not excited about this episode then we probably shouldn't hang out. AND MORE BIG NEWS: We're launching a Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/heydad If you love this show and want to help us make more, please consider supporting us there. It will help us never have a 3 month break between seasons ever again.

44mins

29 Oct 2019

Rank #1

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11: The Day I Became a Dad (or: "Here at Kaiser we value skin-to-skin time.")

Usually it's just moms telling their birth stories and stealing all of the glory because they actually had the baby - but we were kinda involved too! So we're telling ours. Everything changes when you become a dad, except you're still the same guy you were before. The HeyDad guys make that very clear as they tell the stories of the day they became dads. Andy spaces out and forgets social norms, Derek can't do basic adult things, and Kevin takes himself too seriously and cries a lot. Tyler is just kinda there.

28mins

4 Apr 2018

Rank #2

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03: Vacation (or: "The Vacation Dad Abides")

Vacation Dad - can he be more than a cranky, hurried, harried ruiner of fun? The guys discuss vacations, how they've changed post-kids, and what to do about it. Derek's kids learn a swear word (kinda), Andy steals some fidget spinners...it's a good one. Also the return of Buzzfeed: Real or Fake?

38mins

6 Nov 2017

Rank #3

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04: Thanksgiving (or: "Chain Wallets at JC Penney")

Thanksgiving! Turkey, mashed potatoes, football, family and (once upon a time)...sweet sweet naps. The guys talk about navigating Thanksgiving with kids, Derek pays a weird homage to his dad via "stuffin' muffins," and Tyler tells us all about the worst Thanksgiving ever. Best day of the year!

33mins

16 Nov 2017

Rank #4

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Special episode: Guns (or: "we're here to ruin Thanksgiving.")

We're back with a very different episode from our usual silliness.  Kevin goes deep into the issue of guns and mass shootings in America, prompted by the fears that he (and so many others) feel when dropping their kids off at school.  We know this isn't what you're used to, but being a dad colors every single aspect of our lives - silly stuff and serious stuff alike. This is a long and emotional exploration of an issue that we are very bad at talking about in America, and we hope that you take the time to dive in with us. Let's try to talk about this without just yelling at each other. And fear not, we'll be back with a much more normal episode (Potty Training!) very soon. 

1hr 31mins

27 Nov 2019

Rank #5

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27: Worrying (or: "is it legal to bleach a kid’s mouth?")

Having a kid turns even the most optimistic of us into worriers. You love them so much and they're so dumb and dangerous and helpless. In this episode we talk about irrational worries, the co-parenting dynamic when one person is more worried about something, what this podcast will be like when our kids are teenagers, and so much more. Also Derek basically does an unpaid ad for Disneyland during "Is my kid a psycho" and we all resent him for it. Call anytime and leave us a voicemail with a story of your kid being a psycho - (415) 340-2349 HeyDad: The code "heydadpodcast" gets you $10 off at HeyDad.com - do it! IG: @heydad Twitter: @heydadbox email: podcast@heydad.com

36mins

6 Mar 2019

Rank #6

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36: Halloween (or: "Depression Peanuts and G.I. Joe Turds”)

Halloween recap! The guys talk about a T-Rex fight at school, Tyler's encounter with a banshee, Kevin calls his sweet beautiful oldest son a wuss, and there's a lot of arguing about tootsie rolls. Also somehow we make "it's a me, Mario!" sexy... Also "You know what I hate?" is back, and somehow the whole segment is about Taco Bell.  ICYMI: We launched a Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/heydad If you love this show and want to help us make more, please consider supporting us there. Come on dooo it.

59mins

12 Nov 2019

Rank #7

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14: Father's Day (or: "I go ham in that bath")

Father's Day y'all! The most important day of the year approaches and buckle up because we are extra full of ourselves this week. Tyler's gift to the dads is free rein to brag about what they're awesome at as dads, Kevin's gift to Tyler is a a cruel podcast edit, the guys opine on their ideal no-shame Father's Day celebration, and Derek introduces our first sponsor!*Happy Father's Day everybody. To all the dads out there hustling and trying to figure it out too, we see you and we love you. This whole HeyDad thing is our love letter and life raft to you.Use the promo code "HeyDadPodcast" at HeyDad.com for $10 off of the HeyDad play box!*Not a real sponsor

35mins

13 Jun 2018

Rank #8

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24: Secrets (or: "She sees surprises as insults")

Y'all be cool ok it's time to talk about secrets. Specifically, how our kids cannot handle them at all and make the process of keeping any kind of secret/surprise from them a total nightmare for the whole family. We also talk about creating a vibe in the house where kids don't feel the need to hide stuff, we tell each other some of our own secrets, and submit a new entry for the world's shortest, saddest story (we're on your corner Hemingway). Call anytime and leave us a voicemail with a story of your kid being a psycho - (415) 340-2349 HeyDad: The code "heydadpodcast" gets you $10 off at HeyDad.com - do it! IG: @heydad Twitter: @heydadbox email: podcast@heydad.com

48mins

23 Jan 2019

Rank #9

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15: Ask HeyDad (or: "The entire male species can't possibly be collectively continually constipated?")

You have questions, we have answers maybe. We're tackling the big stuff - why dads take so long to poop, how to be encouraging without being patronizing, should boys sit or stand to pee, do aunts/uncles have to buy kid presents for every holiday - giving the hard-hitting, no-nonsense answers the people need.Also "You know what I hate?" is back!Do you have more questions for us? Hit us up here:IG: @heydadTwitter: @heydadboxemail: podcast@heydad.comUse the promo code "HeyDadPodcast" at HeyDad.com for $10 off of the HeyDad play box!

32mins

27 Jun 2018

Rank #10

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34: Performance Review (or: "San Francisco's hottest club is...")

If being a dad is "the most important job you'll ever have," then it's time for a performance review. Tyler does some very basic internet research on how to do one of these, then pulls Kevin into the office with HR to talk through his performance this last quarter.  Also, the BuzzFeed game is back!  Call anytime and leave us a voicemail with a story of your kid being a psycho - (415) 340-2349 -- IG: @heydad Twitter: @heydadbox email: podcast@heydad.com

48mins

25 Jul 2019

Rank #11

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05: Josh Lovelace (or: "Danny Trejo and the Terrific Trejo Band")

Our first interview! Josh Lovelace of NEEDTOBREATHE joins us to talk about his new kids record: "Josh Lovelace and Friends Present: Young Folk" (it hit #1 on iTunes!). We talk about being a great dad despite the constant need to travel, recording vegetable-related music in the middle of the night, and (of course) we play a stupid game with Josh and giggle a lot. A lot of people are saying that we're better interviewers than Barbara Walters, Marc Maron, David Letterman, etc. and they're all right.

32mins

30 Nov 2017

Rank #12

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16: Technology (or: "A Tantrum in a Goat Field.")

We're back with episode 16! The guys talk about technology and our pathetic attempts to integrate it into our kids' lives without ruining them. Andy talks about the 80+ times he's seen Trolls with his kid, Derek laments Atley's YouTube obsession, and Kevin describes Julien as a tech addict who needs another hit. Laugh with us, judge us, give us advice? We're trying to figure this one out.Also the BuzzFeed game is back! Use the promo code "HeyDadPodcast" at HeyDad.com for $10 off of the HeyDad play box!IG: @heydadTwitter: @heydadboxemail: podcast@heydad.com

36mins

24 Jul 2018

Rank #13

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06: Holiday (or: "A Sharecropper in a John Steinbeck Novel")

The Holidays! The guys talk about presents, Santa, managing expectations, we get into some hot takes about Holiday-themed coffee drinks...all the important stuff. Also Derek unleashes an epic monologue about Christmas-themed TV episodes. It's a good one.

33mins

12 Dec 2017

Rank #14

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28: Cleaning (or: that fat dude from Seinfeld got eaten on the toilet")

How, just how does everything get so messy so quickly? The podfathers discuss messiness, conflict about said messiness, expectation setting, and how to deal with one of the more annoying realities of parenting.  You know what I hate is back, as well as "Is my Kid a Psycho?" Call anytime and leave us a voicemail with a story of your kid being a psycho - (415) 340-2349 HeyDad: The code "heydadpodcast" gets you $10 off at HeyDad.com - do it! IG: @heydad Twitter: @heydadbox email: podcast@heydad.com

55mins

2 Apr 2019

Rank #15

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10: The 10th Episode Extravaganza (or: "What a Ride")

Episode 10! The guys get together to look back on their immense success. We share some of the clips and stories that we weren't able to fit into previous episodes, since the listening public can only handle so much wisdom and laughter. We reminisce about Derek's ongoing love affair with Taco Bell, the time Kevin roofied Andy on a plane, and a bunch of other good stuff. Also, Derek tries to quit the podcast.Recorded live on the main stage at Coachella.

28mins

20 Mar 2018

Rank #16

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30: Mother's Day (or: "Somehow we got our mom to be on the podcast!")

Mother's Day! The guys describe how watching our wives give birth makes us borderline worship them, Tyler seamlessly works a Beyonce reference into a discussion about birth, we all talk about some of the things we love about watching the women in our life be moms, and DEREK INTERVIEWS OUR MOM. Also we thought it would be a good idea to start a Mother's Day episode with a circumcision anecdote, because we're idiots.  Call anytime and leave us a voicemail with a story of your kid being a psycho - (415) 340-2349 HeyDad: The code "heydadpodcast" gets you $10 off at HeyDad.com - do it! IG: @heydad Twitter: @heydadbox email: podcast@heydad.com

41mins

10 May 2019

Rank #17

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25: Parenting for an Audience (or: "Blueberry-related crimes.")

Heyoooo it's new episode time. Today we're talking about when you have to be a dad in front of other people, and all of the complications that brings. Derek lives at his in-laws for two months, Andy delegates potty training to a baby sitter, and Kevin's kids desperately want to be dropped off at Grandma's house, rather than having Kevin stay and hang out. In other news, the BuzzFeed game is back and also we have a new "Is my kid a psycho" and you are NOT READY for the ending. Call anytime and leave us a voicemail with a story of your kid being a psycho - (415) 340-2349 HeyDad: The code "heydadpodcast" gets you $10 off at HeyDad.com - do it! IG: @heydad Twitter: @heydadbox email: podcast@heydad.com

42mins

6 Feb 2019

Rank #18

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17: Road Trips (or: "You know what? You drive.")

We're back! The guys talk through how traveling is so different post-kids, all of us confess to being mediocre + overly sensitive drivers, and Tyler tells us all how he lost the security deposit on his RV rental.Plus, Derek writes his family rules, and we welcome our first sponsor - Circle, with Disney!Circle, with Disney:Learn more about Circle and where to get one for your home at meetcircle.comUse code “HEYDAD” at​ ​meetcircle.com​ to get $10 OFF your Circle and FREE SHIPPING(not valid in combination with Circle price reduction)HeyDad:Use the promo code "HeyDadPodcast" at HeyDad.com for $10 off of the HeyDad play box!IG: @heydadTwitter: @heydadboxemail: podcast@heydad.com

46mins

29 Aug 2018

Rank #19

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18: Work-Mode vs. Dad-Mode (or: "This is my mom, this is the spoon. Anyway, my room's upstairs")

Episode 18 is all about the topic we get asked about more than any other - the transition from work-mode to dad-mode. Why is it so hard?Also Kevin talks about the carte blanche he's given his kids to make fun of him, and Tyler finds a dad-nicknames website that we enjoy more than we have any right to.Circle, with Disney:Learn more about Circle and where to get one for your home at meetcircle.comUse code “HEYDAD” at​ ​meetcircle.com​ to get $10 OFF your Circle and FREE SHIPPING(not valid in combination with Circle price reduction)HeyDad:Use the promo code "HeyDadPodcast" at HeyDad.com for $10 off of the HeyDad play box!IG: @heydadTwitter: @heydadboxemail: podcast@heydad.com

35mins

24 Sep 2018

Rank #20