Just Winging It
108 // Dad Bod

108 // Dad Bod

February 28, 2021

Alright, so there's staying healthy and then there's trying to look good as the years start adding up. But what does looking good even mean anyway?

Patrick and John bring on occupational therapist Joe Rich to share some tips and dig into what the heck we're all even trying to look like in the first place.

107 // Pandemic Pets

107 // Pandemic Pets

February 14, 2021

Pet adoptions are skyrocketing during our pandemic lives. In households already occupied with raising little beings, the choice to add animals into the mix gets complicated. So what goes into making the decision to bring a pet into our families now?

John and Patrick reflect on their recent pet adoptions and add a bit of commentary on pet culture and animal ethics.

106 // Just Lifting It

106 // Just Lifting It

January 31, 2021

How are those new year exercise goals going? Just Winging It is back to lift you up! Or... maybe just to make you feel better about yourself?

Patrick and John kick off season four with physical therapist Denis Long to talk about how to setup and stick with a good exercise routine while dadding in 2021.

105 // Joy This Season?

105 // Joy This Season?

December 20, 2020

What. A. Damn. Year.

We're still adapting daily with the uncertainty of it all while also falling into all- too-familiar of a routine with life during the pandemic. What comes next?

Patrick and John close out 2020 and season three of Just Winging It considering how and where to find joy during these tough times, reflecting back all the way to episode 22 when they discussed The Book Of Joy by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama.

104 // The Feels

104 // The Feels

December 6, 2020

The transition to the cold, dark months brings on some tough emotions even in a normal year. In this intense 2020, the impending winter feels particularly intense.

John and Patrick sort through the latest parenting challenges brought on by the pandemic, how they're feeling about the upcoming season, and the concept of adult pandemic tantrums. Yeah, it's a thing.

103 // Processing An Emotional Election

103 // Processing An Emotional Election

November 15, 2020

The stakes for the 2020 US presidential election could not feel any higher. The results show a country torn in half. Where do we go from here?

Just a couple days after the election was called for Biden, Patrick and John process the emotional rollercoaster and grapple with what comes next for our country and for the way we parent through the sharp political divide that persists between us.

102 // Work From Home Dad

102 // Work From Home Dad

November 1, 2020

Pandemic life has transformed our work and home lives for the indefinite future. With school back in session for several weeks now, a new rhythm is emerging.

John and Patrick talk specifically about their work from home setup; while their wives are out working, the two dads balance working from home with getting kids through hybrid school schedules and abrupt quarantines.

101 // In Touch With Nature

101 // In Touch With Nature

October 18, 2020

One of the silver linings through this pandemic is the increased time we're all spending outdoors in nature. Isn't that where our children are supposed to spend their days anyway?

The famed Pete From the Midwest comes on to probe into the subject with Patrick and John, exploring how meaningful nature has been for them growing up and now—and how they've managed to promote the outdoors with their kids.

100 // Celebrating The Big One Hundred

100 // Celebrating The Big One Hundred

October 4, 2020

Just like that, we've been just winging it for 100 episodes. In case you missed it, a lot has happened over the last 2.5 years since the show began. But we're not here to talk about world events right now.

John and Patrick reflect back with listeners on the last 99 episodes; some of the funniest JWI moments, their favorite topics, and as a reminder of why the heck they're doing this in the first place.

Coming Soon - Episode 100!

Coming Soon - Episode 100!

September 29, 2020

Can you feel the anticipation? Just Winging It will celebrate 100 episodes soon!

Send in your favorite Just Winging It moment--a time when you cry-laughed, had an aha moment, or simply smiled and nodded. Record your moment and email it to justwingingitdads@gmail.com so we can air it on our 100th episode and reflect back on our sheer brilliance.

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