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Deconstructing Dad Podcast

Two divorced dad's discussing fatherhood, while comically attempting to manage all of life's successes and failures. We're not professionally trained, we're just like you!

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Ep 10: Halloween and Worst Kids Theme Songs Ever!

Does your kid have a favorite show that just makes you cringe? We go over a list of out top worst songs we could stand never listening to again.  We also discuss trick or treating with the kids. 

1hr 29mins

23 Nov 2017

Rank #1

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Ep 32: Dad's Back From Florida

Jay The Angry Ginger returns from a Podcast Convention and spending a few day's with his Dad. Health issues aside, it was an excellent trip away. Getting home on the other hand? A Stolen Car. An Ex-Wife performs daylight robbery and an underage child gets inked without permission! A 70th Birthday is celebrated. Kids move too slow and a Dad admits to himself that he is mentally handicapped and might need a magic pill.

1hr 36mins

18 Mar 2020

Rank #2

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Episode 27: Raising Children in the Realm of Suspicion

In this episode, my friend and old co-host Grant Markham joins me to discuss kids and Social Media. Should they have it? At what age? We also play catch up and delve in and out of our personal issues and our personal issues with parenting. Do you feel guilt for your children taking on your more negative traits? We get deep! Enjoy!

1hr 17mins

5 Sep 2019

Rank #3

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Ep 26: Calendar Catch Up and Drivers Training

Finally after a 6 month absence, Dan The Kilted Ginger and Jason The Angry Ginger find an hour in their buys schedules to play catch up! What have we been up to for the past 6 months? Pets, Relationships, Kids and Modesty (or not having any at all), Drivers Training, Break-Ups, Divorce and so much more is covered!

1hr 21mins

30 Jul 2019

Rank #4

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Ep 25: Navigating the Red Flags of Tinder and it's Modern Day Sexual Revolution with Colleen Mullen

In this episode of Deconstructing Dad my guest a relationship therapist and host of Coaching Through Chaos and the cohost of Shrink 2 Shrink, Colleen Mullen joins me to talk All things Dating Apps.  The Good, The Bad, The Ugly of it all. We talk profile do's and don'ts. Safe dating practices. Red Flags and more.

1hr 18mins

3 Oct 2018

Rank #5

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Ep 31: Inner Speech, Blackhole Movies, and Big Plans for 2020

In this episode the "Dads" discuss the dangers of teenagers taking selfies, the loss of Kobe Bryant and his daughter and how it hit us. Do we have Wills? Did you know that some people don't have Inner Dialogues or "Inner Speech"? We also discuss the Blackhole movies that we just have to sit down and watch everytime...and how fun it is to introduce our children to them.

1hr 28mins

7 Feb 2020

Rank #6

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Ep 28: Deep Dives and Skid Marks with a Beaver Weasel

Grant @Insta_Grants2 on twitter returns to finish off our conversation. We discuss more about friendship, getting older and of course friendship. Having "The Talk" with our kids. Is it different for a father to a daughter than a father to a son? Beaver Weasel gets brought up. It's best you just listen... and now that I'm writing this I realize we didn't even tell you, the listener, the really funny stories about this man. Will there be more recordings from Grant and Jay? Should there be? Would you listen if there were? Stay tuned till the end for a "Commitment" or not! Don't forget that you can support this podcast and all of the Monkey Poo Studios podcasts by going to Patreon.com/monkeypoostudios

1hr 46mins

13 Sep 2019

Rank #7

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Ep 33: Ginger's Diagnosis

In the Last Episode, Jay "The Angry Ginger" eluded to having some ADHD issues. After struggling with admitting that this might be a reality, and sick of struggling living life through a fog of a million thoughts, he seeks the help of a professional. Do I have ADHD? Was my fear of being diagnosed with something else finally a reality? Press play as I, and special guest host "Step-Dad" on Mic, The Quadfather, (on loan from The Quadcast Podcast and 7 Days a Geek), tackle this situation head on!


1 Apr 2020

Rank #8

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Ep 30: Jesus Phlots

Vision Board, Pneumonia, First Love, Phloting, Journaling, Cell phones dropped in the neighboring stalls, and infecting your children with your sickness, all on today's episode of Deconstructing Dad. Also, Broadway, Sex Trafficing, Too many darn cats, Teenage entitlement, Who's apple watch is it and more....

1hr 9mins

23 Jan 2020

Rank #9

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Ep 29: A Better Late Than Never Christmas Gift

In this episode, Jay and Dan battle the odds that is our work, personal and holiday schedule to discuss our heavy work loads and trying to be the best absentee father we can be! Kidding! Enjoy!

1hr 14mins

15 Jan 2020

Rank #10

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Ep 24 Coded Texts from Kids to Parents & Old Fashioned Tips To Making Hubby Happy!

In this episode Jay and Dan are joined by regular guest Courtney "The Quadfather" Calkins! We discuss the tricky techniques of coded texts. What do you and your kids have pre-planned so your kid can get out of a sticky situation without any explanation or backlash? An article from the 1950's was unearthed here at Monkey Poo Studios and these Modern Day Dad's discuss what makes a man happy today... from the days long ago. Would any of this "Make sure the kids are quiet when he comes home" ..."Have a cold drink waiting for him" kind of crap fly these days? All of this, plus we ask some "Get to know more about each other" questions. Thanks for listening.

1hr 43mins

26 Sep 2018

Rank #11

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Ep 23: Homebound and Exhusted

In this Episode, Dan returns home from France and boy is he whipped. Ginger has to pinkie promise not to embarrass his daughters at a restaurant and geeks out about Tom Cruise?

1hr 7mins

14 Sep 2018

Rank #12

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Ep 22: Dealing with Loneliness & Finding the New You

In this episode Courtney Calkins, a licensed marriage & family therapist for over 20 years, returns to the show to discuss the 5 stages of grief after a separation or divorce. We talk about my mindset with dealing with loneliness and how important it is to take the time to find out who I am before entering into a relationship. He also brings the show a couple of gifts in the form of some audio from Bert Kreishcher's new comedy special on Netflix, "Secret Time". Which gets us talking about whether or not our kids are really stupid, and how sometimes they feel we are just as dumb!

1hr 10mins

5 Sep 2018

Rank #13

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Ep 21: Meeting Dan Part 2 (To Paris With Love)

In this, the second part of Dan and I meeting for the first time, we get carried away with our adult beverages. We discuss Night Terrors, Sleeping well in Hotel Beds, the meaning of WaWa and of course Paris! Just like the title says!


27 Aug 2018

Rank #14

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Ep 20: We Finally Meet Part 1 (Useless Know-It'All's)

Ginger Meets Dan for the first time ever. Is it awkward or is it something else?


14 Aug 2018

Rank #15