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Disaster Dads

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Every few weeks, the Disaster Dads will gather to discuss the emergencies and disasters of the moment. They will provide tips and tricks for handling disasters at home and how the skills of emergency management translate well to the management of a toddler. The Dads will bring their years of training as emergency responders into your car, living room, or office and through entertaining stories they will help you prepare for whatever your next disaster may be.

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Every few weeks, the Disaster Dads will gather to discuss the emergencies and disasters of the moment. They will provide tips and tricks for handling disasters at home and how the skills of emergency management translate well to the management of a toddler. The Dads will bring their years of training as emergency responders into your car, living room, or office and through entertaining stories they will help you prepare for whatever your next disaster may be.

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Will save your life, your marriage, or just your pants

By @scott_mccarry - Jan 26 2017
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You will learn to prepare for and survive disasters, both large and small, as the Disaster Dads share their stories in this uproarious parlor-style podcast.

iTunes Ratings

5 Ratings
Average Ratings
5
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Will save your life, your marriage, or just your pants

By @scott_mccarry - Jan 26 2017
Read more
You will learn to prepare for and survive disasters, both large and small, as the Disaster Dads share their stories in this uproarious parlor-style podcast.
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Disaster Dads

Latest release on Aug 15, 2018

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Grinds My Gears

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The Dads have a candid discussion about cars and the safety features you can find on them. Some Dads are happy about the tech, others are not. *Spoiler Alert for every episode: Disaster Rob has issues with anything new*

Jan 30 2018

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Rank #2: Episode 14- The Accidental Tourist

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The Accidental Tourist - Situational awareness. Knowing the geography. Having a plan. All of this becomes more difficult when you're traveling, especially when you don't know the language. The Dads bring in an expert to talk about all of this: their buddy Jae. He's a former firefighter buddy. He doesn't have kids but he is a security officer with the UN mission in Kabul, Afghanistan. Which may be as challenging as traveling with a two year old. Tough call. 

Notes from the chat

State Department Travel Info

UN ETB Bags

Grey Man

Feb 14 2017

1hr 4mins

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Rank #3: Episode 12- Large Crowds and Other Randomness

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Outdoor preparedness, thinking about large crowds: The Dads discuss how to be prepared for hikes with kids, including how Rob braved the wilderness with the most dangerous animal imaginable - two kids! The dads also give tips on surviving at big events like the presidential inauguration and the million women march.  Plus, Frank briefs the Dads on a pleasant return flight from Hawaii where nothing happened ... other than a diabetic emergency and a stroke (in the same row)!

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What you should expect to find in an airline med bag

Jan 17 2017

1hr 1min

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Rank #4: Episode 40- Get SMART

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This episode, the Dads were thrilled, and honored, to chat with Sarah from the Vienna Chapter of Moms Demand Action. Sarah is an instructor for the Be SMART program and she shared the history of the program, who the target audience is (spoiler alert: It's for everyone!), and how you can get involved if you want to. Whether you grew up around guns or have never handled a firearm, the Be SMART program is a great way to prime a conversation about gun safety.  Also, they have Melissa Joan Hart as a spokesperson...what more do you need to get involved!?!

Mar 13 2018

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Rank #5: Episode 31- Beards and Knowledge

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Following the domestic terrorist attack in Las Vegas, the Dads have grand plans to discuss how to talk to our kids about these attacks, but we easily (predictably?) go off on a tangent. We still have a great conversation, just not about what we planned to discuss. We round out the chat with an armchair review of the recent #Army10Miler and how it became the #ArmyFunRun. We were missing Disaster Joe, but that meant we were 100% beard strong. 

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http://www.redcross.org/news/article/Red-Cross-and-Disney-Team-Up-to-Prepare-Kids-for-Disasters

https://www.ready.gov/kids

https://www.sesamestreet.org/toolkits/ready

https://www.ready.gov/kids/educators

Oct 10 2017

53mins

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Rank #6: Episode 34- The Turkey Trot

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We don't talk about Disaster Erik's wattle, but we do chat about our holiday plans and the decision to fly or not fly with little ones. Also, all the sympathy to Disaster Erik's family...for having to travel with him. The Dads also gain elightenment from Disaster Joe and feel like they've been missing something for far too long. 

Nov 21 2017

41mins

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Rank #7: Episode 32- It's a Marathon, not a Sprint

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In this episode, the Dads have grand plans to discuss the Great Shakeout and use Disaster Erik's recent quinquennial physical as a reminder to take your health seriously. In typical Disaster Dad fashion, we were easily derailed and ended up talking about our days working the Marine Corps Marathon and when we should let our kids watch the formative movies of our youth. Worth listening to until the end. The very end. 

Oct 24 2017

1hr 4mins

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Rank #8: Episode 13- Disasters of 1998

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The Dads review one of the most impactful disaster movies of 1998, Deep Impact! That's right, every now and then, the Dads are going to toss in a totally scientific and accurate review of the best disaster movies out there. We listen to President Freeman and wonder if they were hoping to make a TV series on all the random story lines in this movie. Enjoy! 

Feb 01 2017

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Rank #9: Episode 10- Safe Winter Wonderland

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The weather outside is frightful, but the conversation is so delightful! And since you've got no place to go...might as well listen to the Dads discuss winter weather emergencies and home front preparedness. Listen to Dan and Joe both fall off the recording, Rob discussing the finer points of living room camping, Frank sharing his tips to preparing an outside faucet for winter, and Erik learning the importance of Calcium Chloride.

Bonus, when you join us for emergency preparedness you also get to go down the rabbit hole of excellent movies from the late '80's. Remember, it's not the Christmas until Hans Gruber falls from Nakatomi Tower. 

Dec 20 2016

47mins

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Rank #10: Let's Talk About Harvey

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This episode, The Dads are honored to be joined by two very special guests. Friend of The Dads, and really one of The Dads, Robin returns to the family table and was able to bring a VERY special friend with him, Michael Walter, the Public Information Officer for the Houston Office of Emergency Management. They shared what it was like for them during Hurricane Harvey and how their personal emergency plans played out while their professional plans were in overdrive. The Dads were grateful to have the opportunity for this chat and wish Robin and Michael, as well of the rest of Houston, a speedy recovery. Visit HoustonRecovers.org to find out what you can do to help. 

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https://houstonrecovers.org/

https://houstonrecovers.org/

https://houstonrecovers.org/

Sep 12 2017

57mins

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Rank #11: Episode 39- Get Your Shots

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First: If you haven't gotten a flu shot...GET ONE! 

Second: Disaster Dan was awesomer than usual and had the brilliant that we should ask a smart person about the flu and how it impacts our kids (and the rest of us). So, we got to chat with Dr. Crystal Sparling, MD, MPH, FAAP. She's a pediatrician at Scissortail Pediatrics in Blanchard, OK. She's awesome and was very patient with the questions that Disaster Joe had. Listen to the episode, ask your pediatrician questions, and GET YOUR FLU SHOT. 

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Scissortail Pediatrics

CDC Flu

Feb 27 2018

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Rank #12: Episode 36- Dusting off from the Holidaze

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The Dads are back and happy to have survived the holiday spirit that enveloped and consumed our little ones. Only 343 days until Xmas. (sorry...I'm sooo sorry)

Listen to us chat about our time off and the little ballistic missile issue in Hawaii. Enjoy! 

Jan 16 2018

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Rank #13: Episode 33- News and Reports

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Or report and news. Either way is a valid answer. This episode, Disaster Erik forgot to organize a theme, so he spitballed and asked everyone to bring a book report. Disaster Robin got a pass because he could talk #Astros and that was ok. We chat about the life skills learned from Calvin and Hobbes, how the man who designed awesome trains also worked on Sky Lab, and the benefit of a "go home" back. Listen and enjoy. Also, validate our existence by giving us your favorite rating. 

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http://www.artofmanliness.com/2012/05/10/how-to-build-a-get-home-bag-book-giveaway/

https://kotaku.com/calvin-and-hobbes-showed-the-trouble-with-organized-spo-1820093556

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raymond_Loewy

Nov 07 2017

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Rank #14: Episode 30- You Plan, I Plan, We All Plan For Disaster

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WELCOME TO SEASON 2! That's right, you survived season one because you excellent preparedness skills, get ready for season two...the Toddler Years! We've been walking, asking "What's this?", and generally annoying our older siblings...time to take it to the next level! 

We welcome the newest member to the Disaster Dads, Robin! He's always been here, but now it's official. This way Joe can talk even less. BUT, not until after this episode that he put together for an after action report on National Preparedness Month. Grab your favorite lovey, this episode is good! 

Sep 26 2017

52mins

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Rank #15: Episode 27- They Grow Up So Fast

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We have the gang back together again! Travel hasn't stopped, but it's pretty nice to have the full Disaster team in one place to celebrate our Podiversary! We can't believe how fast we grew up, or at least appeared to grow up. But we need to talk about the kids. Always the kids. So for that, we chat about when they go to school and the process/steps/issues associated with that. Enjoy the banter and listen to us babble on about many things unrelated to school. And Happy #DisasterDadDay

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Situational Awareness

Aug 15 2017

1hr

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Rank #16: Episode 35- Lampoon Deductible

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This episode, the Dads review the second greatest Christmas movie on the market and look at it from the perspective of insurance and what Clark's bonus check really would have gone to. We were happy to welcome Disaster Joe back and appreciated his input. We also issue the #BlessingChallenge and we'd love to hear your stories and how your blessing went over. 

Attack of the Deranged Mutant Killer Monster Snow Goon

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Dec 05 2017

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Rank #17: Episode 26- Disaster GrandBob

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This week 4/5 of the Disaster Dads are on travel and of those, only one has access to the internet. Guys....Summer travel is hard. But, we are extremely lucky that Disaster Rob was able to sweet talk Disaster GrandBob to join us! Our pre-taping chat went down a road of family travel in the 80's versus family travel now. And GrandBob was part of the Disaster Rob Disney Delight earlier this year, so he is our SME on comparative travel! This was a fun episode and excited to share with the Disaster Dad family! Enjoy!

Aug 01 2017

48mins

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Rank #18: Episode 28- Watts Up with Generators

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4/5s of the Dads gather to finally do the long threatened generators episode! This week the Dads take a first look at all the toys you need ... I mean, some tips when you're thinking about using a generator. Topics include how to estimate your power needs, where to put the generator, and how to get the power from the generator to your appliances. 

Notes from the chat

http://powerequipment.honda.com/generators/generator-wattage-estimation-guide

https://www.lowes.com/projects/pdfs/portable-generator-wattage-chart.pdf

https://www.amazon.com/P3-P4400-Electricity-Usage-Monitor/dp/B00009MDBU/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1503884173&sr=8-2&keywords=kill-a-watt

Aug 29 2017

42mins

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Rank #19: Episode 9- Disaster Gifts

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Get yo' gift on! Today's episode has some helpful gift ideas from the Dads, for the Dads in your life.  Topics include bear fights, battlefield medicine, the importance of owning multiple Leatherman tools, puppy pads, Christmas trees, and, as always, the importance of grommets.  

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The gift list:

Dec 06 2016

37mins

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Rank #20: Episode 38- Snow Daze

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The Dads get together to check-in on how Kindergarten is going and what sage words of advice can be shared. That predictably devolved into a well reasoned argument against random snow(less) day's for schools. Enjoy!

Feb 13 2018

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