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The Dad's Doomsday Guide

Two dads, Scott and Tim O'Hara, take on doomsday-like scenarios and tell you how to survive. Ranging from the supernatural to every day threats, Scott and Tim speak with experts across all fields to give you the best tips and tricks for keeping your family safe while changing that messy diaper.

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Kai Blackwood: Selling Your Soul to the Devil - DDG E13

Kai Blackwood is on the show to talk about his participation in a documentary, that required him to sell his soul to the devil! Scary.  Tim and I sat down with Kai and spoke about a wide range of topics within the occult, and were surprised to discover Kai's hesitancy in believing an entity like the devil exists.  What was more fascinating was what happened to him after the documentary completed, and also our further discussion about what the hell is actually out there. What does haunt us? Is it something intelligent, an energy, a force from another dimension? It was a fun topic, and I believe one that Tim and I will definitely continue researching. I believe one of the most important points about this podcast was Kai's advice. First, don't try to sell your soul to the devil, it doesn't attract good energy! And second, if you're experiencing such issues as hauntings, or bad luck, it's time to clean up your life. Whether that's literal junk in your house, items that aren't giving off good vibes, or psychological blocks that are causing you to spiral downward, now is the moment to work on those things. Especially since the Coronavirus is keeping all of us indoors and away from each other. So much fun! If you want to find Kai's music, you can search Kai Blackwood & the Tokyo Death Squad or a couple sweet links below. ► Check out Kai's new album HERE  ► And also, Kai's new MUSIC VIDEO Thanks Everybody! ► SUBSCRIBE/LISTEN: iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, Spotify. We’re around! ► SUBSCRIBE/WATCH: Youtube! ► CONTACT: Podcast@dadsdoomsdayguide.com / 213-465-3252 ► SOCIAL: IG: @sco24, @timohara25 TWITTER: @sco24, @jtohara25

1hr 14mins

14 Apr 2020

Rank #1

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The Dad's Panel: Coronavirus, Conspiracy and UFOs - DDG E12

Welcome to another Dad's Panel! We were happy to have George Schminky back in the building, or more accurately, over the web, to discuss a wide range of topics during the Coronavirus quarantine. We even touched on socialism! I know fun. ► If you'd like to read the article I referenced regarding Scandinavian countries and Socialism. ► Check out Wonders in the Sky by Jacques Vallée. ► The Near Death Experience book I referenced, Proof of Heaven. I believe one of the most fascinating aspects of this discussion was George's UFO encounter. In addition to being similar to some other crafts that have been spoken about (the Tic Tac videos), it was made even more incredible by the fact George painted a picture of a similar object seven years earlier. A photo of that painting is right here! Talk to everyone soon. ► SUBSCRIBE/LISTEN: iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, Spotify. We’re around! ► SUBSCRIBE/WATCH: Youtube! ► CONTACT: Podcast@dadsdoomsdayguide.com / 213-465-3252 ► SOCIAL: IG: @sco24, @timohara25 TWITTER: @sco24, @jtohara25

1hr 10mins

24 Mar 2020

Rank #2

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We're Back: Cancer and the Coronavirus - DDG E11

We're back! After a couple month hiatus The Dad's Doomsday Guide returns.  Tim was absent from this episode as he just had a baby, and is busy not sleeping during this lovely and peaceful time.  Two main points were addressed in this episode. Our dad's battle, and ultimate passing from cancer, and the Coronavirus.  Over the past year our dad had struggled with an undiagnosed illness, progressively getting worse until a diagnosis was made a day after Christmas. It was heartbreaking, frustrating and led us to question the entire cancer industry and how it operates. While we believe there are many good people trying the best they can to cure this dreadful disease, it is ultimately controlled by money. While this isn't a bad thing (as money can help fuel the desire to find a drug that can stop cancer), it begins to poison the search for a cure when alternative possibilities are ignored due to the lack of financial gain. I believe we directly experienced this, and it was the most painful process of our lives. I think the biggest lesson here (and survival tip) is to be your own advocate. Trust your gut, and don't become discouraged when doctors serve you bad news, but fail to offer or entertain any alternative treatment. Your life is on the line, and we can tell you from experience, no one will ever be looking out for you more than yourself and your family. To survive something like this, surround yourself with people you trust, who love you, and that will give you the support you need. You deserve nothing less.  ► Check out Jane McLelland's book, How to Starve Cancer (I misspoke during the podcast regarding the title). Second on the list was Coronavirus. It is something we should pay attention to, and prepare for in a responsible way. That is not being done by many people. There is a panic in the air, I believe due to the crazed media coverage, and also the fear of the unknown (since this is a new virus). The vast majority of us will be fine, but the behavior of some (hoarding food and supplies, ignoring self-quarantines, ignoring social distancing) are putting those at risk in far greater danger.  We all have people close to us who are elderly or have underlying health conditions, and we must think things through before giving into fear or knee-jerk reactions. The goal is to slow the spread of the virus, mitigate the impact we all have on medical facilities, and make sure those at risk are first in line. I think that's totally possible. If you feel yourself getting overwhelmed or on the verge of a panic attack, turn off the news for a bit, take a deep breath and relax.  ► Get up to date info through the CDC.  Above all everyone, be smart, stay safe, and give your loved ones a huge hug. I can speak for my whole family when I say, life is precious, it can be gone in an instant, and we should never take today for granted.  Talk to everyone soon. ► SUBSCRIBE/LISTEN: iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, Spotify. We’re around! ► SUBSCRIBE/WATCH: Youtube! ► CONTACT: Podcast@dadsdoomsdayguide.com / 213-465-3252 ► SOCIAL: IG: @sco24, @timohara25 TWITTER: @sco24, @jtohara25

32mins

16 Mar 2020

Rank #3

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Dad's Story Time: Knock! Knock! - DDG E10

Hello Listeners! Late Wednesday post this week as a long weekend put Tim and I into relaxation mode.  Today, we look at my encounter with an aggressive door-to-door salesman (I think that's what he was), and point out the foolishness of me answering the door (with no peephole) while holding my baby. Not a good scenario for a fight. Fortunately it was all verbal (except for him shoving in the door), and demonstrated a very important lesson. It exposed the glaring need I had to get back into martial arts for not only refreshing my fighting skills, but gaining confidence that I could handle a situation if it presented itself. Biggest lesson of the day, walk away from a fight if you can, it's not worth the injury, the potential harm, and all the garbage that comes with it. But for the moments you can't walk away, be prepared. Start now, and whether it's tomorrow, next week, next year, or never, you won't have to worry what will happen if you're forced into a physical confrontation. You'll be ready, because you prepared for it.  Stay sexy my friends! Please be sure to email/call in with your own story, and we may read it aloud on a podcast! ► Please rate and review our show and help us continue to grow! ► SUBSCRIBE/LISTEN: iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, Spotify. We’re around! ► SUBSCRIBE/WATCH: Youtube! ► CONTACT: Podcast@dadsdoomsdayguide.com / 213-465-3252 ► SOCIAL: IG: @sco24, @timohara25 TWITTER: @sco24, @jtohara25

5mins

22 Jan 2020

Rank #4

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The Exorcist: The Power of a Name - DDG E09

Welcome back everyone! In this episode we cover some hot topics including Tim’s encounter with an individual on hallucinogenics, who subsequently tossed Tim and his partner around like rag dolls until they finally subdued him. I wanted Tim to share this story due to the subject matter we were getting into with Father John. Super human strength. This is often referenced by those claiming someone was demonically possessed, and is also shown in several possession films! One interesting point I’ve thought a lot about is what exactly is being unlocked when taking these drugs, and how super human strength becomes part of the equation. Also strange, is what the demon is doing to the human body, to give it super human strength. Could each situation be tapping into a strange reserve of unlimited potential in the human brain? It’s an interesting question and I believe a reminder to never underestimate the power of the mind... Or the creepy power of a demon. Tim and I want to reiterate that if you or someone you know are experiencing what you believe are supernatural issues, please seek appropriate help, whether that be from your local community, religious leaders, or medical professionals. If you truly believe something sinister is at work, get some backup! ► If you’d like to know more about the Catholic Church and blessed salt. ► If you’d like to know more about sexual demons (because we’re sure you will). ► The Rite by Matt Baglio. ► An Exorcist Explains the Demonic by Father Amorth. ► My Battle Against Satan by Father Amorth. ► SUBSCRIBE/LISTEN: iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, Spotify. We’re around! ► SUBSCRIBE/WATCH: Youtube! ► CONTACT: Podcast@dadsdoomsdayguide.com / 213-465-3252 ► SOCIAL: IG: @sco24, @timohara25 TWITTER: @sco24, @jtohara25

37mins

14 Jan 2020

Rank #5

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Dad's Story Time: A Standoff in Vegas - DDG E08

Welcome back everyone! We hope the holidays were great for all our listeners. Tim and I just recorded some brand new interviews this past week and are looking forward to sharing them with you in the coming podcasts. But for today, Tim and I wanted to give you another Dad's Story Time as we've once again been forced to travel due to some unexpected news. We promise we'll be back with some long episodes very soon. On this episode, Tim details our confrontation with someone who was either trying to rob us, carjack us, or kill us. Luckily, my dad was there to save the day so we never found out what the ultimate goal was.  Whether you're for the ownership of firearms or you're not, this was a clear instance in our lives where my dad having a gun saved us. I'm not sure how clear that detail was in the story, but the would be attacker was aware my dad pulled out his own gun. It was terrifying, and I can only imagine what would have happened if my dad wasn't there. He was our real-life hero in every way.  Please be sure to email/call in with your own story, and we may read it aloud on a podcast! ► Please rate and review our show and help us continue to grow! ► SUBSCRIBE/LISTEN: iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, Spotify. We’re around! ► SUBSCRIBE/WATCH: Youtube! ► CONTACT: Podcast@dadsdoomsdayguide.com / 213-465-3252 ► SOCIAL: IG: @sco24, @timohara25 TWITTER: @sco24, @jtohara25

4mins

8 Jan 2020

Rank #6

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Dad's Story Time: Ah, Venice - DDG E07

What's up everyone! Welcome to a new episode format we’re adding to The Dad’s Doomsday Guide Podcast! Each week we’ll be posting a Dad’s Story Time episode where in 3 minutes or less, we must tell a story about what happened to us, or someone we know, and give a word of wisdom at the conclusion. These will range from serious to extremely humorous so be sure to check them out, and write in if you have a story you’d like us to share on the air! Podcast@dadsdoomsdayguide.com On this episode, Scott and his family found themselves in a Venice restaurant, when a confrontational individual decided to cause a problem for the staff. Fortunately, nothing serious occurred, but it was a good wake up call for Scott, and hopefully gives everyone out there something to think about. And remember we'll be back with FULL EPISODES after the holidays!  Thanks for listening everyone! ► Please rate and review our show and help us continue to grow! ► SUBSCRIBE/LISTEN: iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, Spotify. We’re around! ► SUBSCRIBE/WATCH: Youtube! ► CONTACT: Podcast@dadsdoomsdayguide.com / 213-465-3252 ► SOCIAL: IG: @sco24, @timohara25 TWITTER: @sco24, @jtohara25

4mins

26 Dec 2019

Rank #7

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The Exorcist: Demons Hunt in Packs - DDG E06

Hi Everybody! Thank you guys for coming back to hear Part 2 of the Exorcist interview. This discussion was quite interesting for Tim and I because we were able to get into actual cases Fr. John had experienced, some of which were quite unsettling. One part of the conversation that stuck out to me was the warnings about using occult objects, such as Ouija Boards or wands. Now I’m a huge fan of Harry Potter, I can’t stress that enough. HUGE fan! I’ve read all the books and seen all the films. I remember I was a sophomore in high school when I started the book series, and I burned through them as quickly as they came out. For me, this discussion raised questions about fear, control, and truth. As many people already know, fear is a very effective way of controlling people. So as I thought about what Fr. John said in the days following, I remember thinking how easily it would be to convince people to follow a religion if you could scare them enough. Insert Satan here. But on the other hand, what if Fr. John’s stories were true, as well as the stories from other exorcists? What if kids practicing magic did leave them susceptible to dark forces? Obviously no one knows, and all we can do is go off our own experience. Harry Potter wasn’t around when I was little, but we had plenty of imaginative games, including pretending we were active participants in Star Wars, using the Force, etc. We would try to move objects without having to physically touch them. Now you could ask, what’s really different between that and using a wand? I would say nothing. Personally I believe Harry Potter is innocent fun. Kids have wild imaginations, Tim and I were no exception, and from what I’ve read and watched about J.K. Rowling, I don’t believe her to be a Satanist. Since I write quite a bit for narrative projects, I can say that sometimes words do flow from you when you’re in the story and you’ve done countless hours of research and outlines. I’ve seen several behind the scenes videos where Rowling shows countless pages of notes and outlines as she worked her way through the books. It didn’t look like it was easy to me. Quite the opposite. All that being said, if there is a child who is in pain, who is tormented and is honestly and earnestly seeking for answers in darker places, maybe those games are a way for the devil to access them. If all this really does exist, I don’t think that’s far fetched at all. But like everything else in regards to children, it comes down to more than them playing with an object, such as their emotional and physical well being. We’ll be sure to touch on this during our next Dad’s Panel. Until that time, be sure to check out the links below. ► Please rate and review our show and help us continue to grow! ► If you’d like to know more about Lourdes, France and it’s healing spring. ► SUBSCRIBE/LISTEN: iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, Spotify. We’re around! ► SUBSCRIBE/WATCH: Youtube! ► CONTACT: Podcast@dadsdoomsdayguide.com / 213-465-3252 ► SOCIAL: IG: @sco24, @timohara25 TWITTER: @sco24, @jtohara25

59mins

17 Dec 2019

Rank #8

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The Exorcist: The Devil is Watching You - DDG E05

Have you seen The Exorcist? I still haven’t. That’s right. We’re doing a podcast season on demonic possession and I haven’t seen that movie. I’ve seen clips, but I’m still too frightened to sit down in a dark room and submerge myself into that film. It was a definite challenge to take on the subject of demonic possession, but here we are. Tim and I both knew that if we were going to cover this topic, one of the first people we needed to speak to was a real-life exorcist. Father John is just that, and was willing to sit down with us for a lengthy interview covering everything from how he became one, to what he believes are the greatest threats to the human soul. Here is where Tim and I are torn between believing, or not. While this show is not about debunking beliefs, we do come across that in our conversations. It’s completely natural and necessary, to have an honest discussion if what we are listening to is plausible. There are many charlatans out there, many people seeking to gain fame or money by fueling superstitions or hoaxes. But when you sit across from someone who seeks none of those things, what are you left with? What would be a priest’s motivation to deceive you? To gain converts? To keep the belief in their religion alive and well? Or do they sincerely believe what they say is true, because they have witnessed evil in a way most people never will. It’s hard to say because how many of us would actually go into a room where an exorcism is occurring, to really find out for ourselves? I’ve spoken to many of my friends who aren’t believers in any sort of god and generally express disbelief when it comes to ghosts, demons, and other supernatural phenomena. But when I ask them if they would go into a room where an exorcism is occurring, they immediately backpedal. Why is that? Is it our superstitious history as a human race, something locked into our DNA? Or is it because deep down we know something else is there, even though we can’t quite put our finger on it, and the risk is simply not worth it. On last weeks Dad’s Panel, I believe Darius and George said it best, we don’t really know what it is, but something is there. Whether it be energy, or an entity, something lies in that small percentage of legitimate cases where no other explanation exists. Sure, maybe it’s a psychological cause we haven’t yet discovered, but come on, really? Every single one of these instances will eventually be chalked up to psychological imbalances in the future? That sounds rather hopeful. But hey, anything is possible. This is why we choose to keep an open mind, wherever the evidence may lead, and to whatever conclusion it may be. Until that time, I believe it is wise to listen to what these individuals have to say, the ones who are going into the rooms where evil dwells, to wage what they believe is a war for the human soul. We can’t thank Father John enough for giving us his time to answer our questions and hopefully give you, our listeners, more insight into the life of an exorcist. ► Please rate and review our show and help us continue to grow! ► If you’d like to know more about the Oberammergau Passion Play. It occurs every decade, and 2020 is the year! ► More on Catholic Exorcist, Gabriele Amorth. ► More on Padre Pio (who described angels filling the skies). He also suffered from the stigmata which was widely reported on during his life. ► If you’re unfamiliar with the Mandalay Bay Las Vegas shooting. ► SUBSCRIBE/LISTEN: iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, Spotify. We’re around! ► SUBSCRIBE/WATCH: Youtube! ► CONTACT: Podcast@dadsdoomsdayguide.com / 213-465-3252 ► SOCIAL: IG: @sco24, @timohara25 TWITTER: @sco24, @jtohara25

49mins

10 Dec 2019

Rank #9

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The Dad's Panel: Ghost Sex is Real - DDG E04

Hey Everyone! On today’s show Scott and Tim O’Hara welcome SFX Make-Up Artist, George Schminky, and Chemist Darius Faizi to the podcast. Is there something after death? Does consciousness survive? Those are the questions we ask as Tim and I try to keep the conversation from derailing into total chaos. Tim and I have known both Darius and George for several years, and what attracts me most to having conversations with our friends like this, is that they’re honest. We’re questioning, doubting, explaining our fears, and seeking to tell each other stories in an effort to better understand what is out there. While we always will continue to have experts on the show to provide in depth analysis into certain topics, it’s important we don’t forget what dads, parents, families live through and experience every day. We believe these conversations are a reminder of that. And also a reminder of the staggering immaturity adult men can demonstrate. Through our conversation I believe you can see some of the biggest concerns affecting not only parents but family members, and that’s protecting your loved ones. Whether it’s a sick relative or keeping your children safe, it’s something we all think about. Unfortunately, sometimes evil finds a way to rear its ugly head despite your best efforts, as demonstrated by Tim’s story about his abusive baby sitter. As we’ve mentioned before, the world seems to be an insane place sometimes, filled with chaos and unknowns. But if you are able to do the little things to prepare, it can give you some mental relief and confidence. Set up a security system in your house, own a firearm (depending on your personal belief and laws in your state or country), take a self-defense course, and the list goes on. Find what makes you feel confident, comfortable, and in control of your life and the lives of your family members… And then go have fun, go enjoy every second you have to spend on this earth with the people you love. The older we get the more we realize, time is the most valuable thing in the world, don’t waste it. Don’t waste it worrying about what could happen. There’s a fine line between being prepared and being paranoid. ► Don't forget to check out the bonus content for this episode! ► If you’re interested in tracking your child, or any loved one for that matter, check out Life360! ► Securing your home, ADT is well known, and there are many others including Simplisafe, which we own. ► If you haven’t seen Tim using Patti Negri’s Dowsing Rods, check it out! ► SUBSCRIBE/LISTEN: iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, Spotify. We’re around! ► SUBSCRIBE/WATCH: Youtube! ► CONTACT: Podcast@dadsdoomsdayguide.com / 213-465-3252 ► SOCIAL: IG: @sco24, @timohara25 TWITTER: @sco24, @jtohara25

55mins

3 Dec 2019

Rank #10