Just Winging It: Dads Podcast
53 // Time Travel

53 // Time Travel

May 19, 2019

If time travel were possible today, would you do it? What would the world look like if it were as commonplace as flying in an airplane?

As a follow-up to there recent just imagine it segment, Patrick and John delve into the subject of time yet again, this time through a crazy ass thought experiment. As parents, we're constantly aware of the passage of time. What if time didn't carry that same weight in our lives?

52 // Take Your Kids to Work Day

52 // Take Your Kids to Work Day

May 12, 2019

What, there's a national day to bring your kids to work on the fourth Thursday in April?! Is it a wonderful idea or totally bonkers?

John and Patrick talk about how they pulled off their first-ever, world-colliding experience taking kids to work for a day.

51 // Fathering Billions

51 // Fathering Billions

May 5, 2019

We've talked about becoming a new dad and the transition to two kids. But what does it look like when you've got more than that?

This episode features a very special guest who, in his own way, is a father of billions.

50 // Potty Training

50 // Potty Training

April 28, 2019

When it comes to potty training, there are lots of strategies to choose from. But like all the rest of parenting, strategy only gets us so far. Getting kids to use the toilet is messy—physically and emotionally.

Patrick updates John on the last few days of potty training his youngest son, and the two dads go a level deeper to try and understand this milestone and its challenges from their kids' perspectives.

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49 // Thawing Out

49 // Thawing Out

April 21, 2019

There's nothing quite like the magic of entering a new Spring. Dark days yield to sunshine, and warm air beckons us all outside, finally.

Patrick and John reflect on the challenges and joys of getting outdoors with little ones, and some back-in-my-day stories you'd expect from the old fogies.

48 // A New Dad

48 // A New Dad

April 14, 2019

Entering parenthood is rough. No matter how prepared you think you are, the first few weeks home are utter, sleep-deprived chaos.

Jeff Deutsch returns to the show, now as a new dad, to talk to John and Patrick about the reality of this deeply challenging transition into fatherhood.

47 // Catching Up

47 // Catching Up

April 7, 2019

Sometimes we just need to take a bit of time to catch up: with our kids, our partners, our selves, and our co-hosts.

John and Patrick catch up on their latest adventures including a vacation, a science fair, and an unfortunate poop.

46 // Reconnecting With Your Partner

46 // Reconnecting With Your Partner

March 31, 2019

Remember that person you have a relationship with outside of co-parent? It's all too easy to lose touch with that person when you're both so focused on the daily demands of parenting life.

Patrick and John talk through how they try to keep strong connections with their partners amidst the craziness, including some ideas for breaking out of the daily routines that can keep us taking our better halves for granted.

45 // Finding Some Inspiration

45 // Finding Some Inspiration

March 24, 2019

Every now and then it's nice to recharge with a dose of inspiration—open our minds to some new ways of thinking. Not that there's much time for that as a parent.

John shares with Patrick his experience traveling to a conference recently, featuring a healthy serving of wisdom he heard from the likes of President Obama and Oprah Winfrey.

But first, some proper dad-whingeing in yet another new segment on the show.

44 // How to Winter

44 // How to Winter

March 10, 2019

Winter with children can be a magical thing, filled with sledding, snow angels, and hot cocoa. But magic takes work, and a ridiculous amount of laundry.

Patrick and John chat about how they enjoy (and make it through) winter with the kiddos with a variety of outdoor and indoor activities to keep life full.