Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Life of Dad Show Postcast - A Road Warrior's Best Friend

"Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation;
for it is better to be alone than in bad company."
- George Washington

   I'm a lone road warrior. I spend my days on the road, alone, doing the work thing. Upon returning to my castle, I join the ranks of front line infantry to battle children. The Cheeky Family is in the midst of a the stereotypical "young family" phase. We're up to our eyeballs in homework, meals, and diapers (never in any particular order). This leaves no time for "brandy and moustaches". I currently do not have a man cave, I'm not going out with my buds any time soon, and there's certainly no sign of a fox hunt in my near future.

   So why do I rejoice this day? I found the Life of Dad Podcast. The idea of podcasting has existed for years, but I've yet to find a series or show that was interesting enough for me to download and listen to. Let me rephrase. Given the VAST trough of great shows, it was hard to find a place to start. As I joined a dad blogger group, one social media site caught my attention.

   The Life of Dad Show is run by Tommy Riles and Art Eddy, two extremely funny and interesting guys. They've had on some awesome guests. My two favorites thus far are Charles Baker and Jim Gaffigan, and it looks like they've got more incredible guests on the way! What I've liked best about the show is that the interview portion goes above and beyond the pandering "so tell us about your next project." Sure, each guest is asked about what makes/made them special. I'm already a fan of Uncle Jon (see episode 49 for a POWERFUL interview on drug addiction). Beyond the expected Q&A that we love to listen to, each interview delves into the father within each person. I've found that as I listen, I feel like I'm in the room, sitting on a couch across from "the guys". I've found my man cave! It's in my car, while I'm driving, with some good people along for the ride.

   There's also The Life of Dad After Show, which adds another layer to the mix, interviewing popular dad bloggers, etc. So much to listen to, so much time to get into it. If THAT weren't enough, they've gone above and beyond by listing a slew of other dad blogs that are noteworthy. I'm sold. I'm listening. Question is, why aren't you?


1 comment:

  1. Jason...thank you so much! I'm on the show, and I'm amazed at the great interviews Art does every week!! And Ryan is crushing the after show. Look forward to working more with you, Jason.