Deconstructing Dad Podcast
Keeping a positive outlook on life can be trying. Add in kids, divorce, dating, therapy, co-parenting, and self deprecating humor and you've got the modern day building blocks for becoming a successful single father! ...or something like that.
info_outline Ep 42: Football Follies and a Crap Filled Shower Head 08/15/2021
Ep 42: Football Follies and a Crap Filled Shower Head We take a break from releasing our banked episodes and jump in with an episode that took place just days ago! Dan has been a home owner for months now and you wouldn't believe the crap he went through to buy the house and then it gets down right gross when he moves in! Ginger's Son inherits his love for Batman comics and almost kills him playing football. Getting old sucks! Ginger also swears by a good night's sleep and cold showers!
info_outline Ep 41:Mental Healthy Facilities and Dumb Driving Instructors 08/03/2021
Ep 41:Mental Healthy Facilities and Dumb Driving Instructors In this episode, Ginger struggles to deal with his children's anxiety and depression. Two of them visit the hospital, but it's not like it was when he was a kid. It's accepted. It's talked about. It might just be the cool thing to do among their peers? Another overcomes her anxiety and pandemic fears only to be treated like absolute crap for no reason at all. Dad wants to go killer bear, but the kid was smart enough.. or at least too upset enough to talk about it till the coast was clear. Sternly worded voicemails have been left. The hunt is on!
info_outline Ep 39: That's Right, The Dog Ate Its Face Off! (Family Traditions) 07/21/2021
Ep 39: That's Right, The Dog Ate Its Face Off! (Family Traditions) Hey Look kids, the Dad's are baaaaaack!!!! Whilst cleaning out the garage, Jay The Angry Ginger discovers a corpse the haunts him. Dan shares his many Family "Holiday" Traditions and makes Jay feel like less of a Father. We discuss a documentary that causes us to have a Social Dilemma and we promise to be back next week with more of us... from the past but keep listening and we'll all catch up together!
info_outline Ep 38: Dan Plans To Move On After Rigging The Polls Before Friendsgiving 11/20/2020
Ep 38: Dan Plans To Move On After Rigging The Polls Before Friendsgiving The holidays are coming up. Dan is selling his house. He fills us in on what it was like to work the election. We both have separate COVID scares and Ginger to find meaning... not really.
info_outline Ep 37: Dealing With Dad's Death, Bad Backs, and One Bathroom! 08/22/2020
Ep 37: Dealing With Dad's Death, Bad Backs, and One Bathroom! It's been a few months since the last episode. Come catch up with us! Topics: Using our time better now that there is no commute time to work and back. Finding a different normal. Exercising the smart way once you admit to getting older. Dealing with the emotional residue after losing a parent. Remodel or move?
info_outline Episode 36: Rona Love, Kittens, and Bears Oh My! 05/20/2020
Episode 36: Rona Love, Kittens, and Bears Oh My! Ginger's house gets a triple kitten invasion. The neighborhood bear can no longer eat my children and Dan's neighborhood bear is no raccoon! Masks, where to wear them and why? Are kids adapting to this new trendy lifestyle and ladies... Laugh at your man's jokes!
info_outline Ep 35: Another Quarantine Extension 04/29/2020
Ep 35: Another Quarantine Extension Chris and Kristin Maier from the How Was Your Week Honey Podcast join Dan and Jay today. It's an extended episode, which is fitting for living in yet another extension of the quarantine. Do you find that you're drinking more during all of this? What do you miss most and what do you think will change after this quarantine? A few more topics we delve into are: Home Remodels Politics Home Schooling Essential Employment and Self Employment Journaling through times of Crisis. 9/11 (Bummer) and dealing with hard times through humor.
info_outline Ep 33: Ginger's Diagnosis 04/01/2020
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!
info_outline Ep 32: Dad's Back From Florida 03/18/2020
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.
info_outline Ep 31: Inner Speech, Blackhole Movies, and Big Plans for 2020 02/07/2020
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.
info_outline Ep 30: Jesus Phlots 01/23/2020
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....
info_outline Ep 29: A Better Late Than Never Christmas Gift 01/15/2020
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!
info_outline Ep 28: Deep Dives and Skid Marks with a Beaver Weasel 09/13/2019
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
info_outline Episode 27: Raising Children in the Realm of Suspicion 09/05/2019
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.
info_outline Ep 25: Navigating the Red Flags of Tinder and it's Modern Day Sexual Revolution with Colleen Mullen 10/03/2018
Ep 25: Navigating the Red Flags of Tinder and it's Modern Day Sexual Revolution with Colleen Mullen Dating Apps.
info_outline Ep 24 Coded Texts from Kids to Parents & Old Fashioned Tips To Making Hubby Happy! 09/26/2018
Ep 24 Coded Texts from Kids to Parents & Old Fashioned Tips To Making Hubby Happy! Coded Texts and 1950s "How to make your man happy" article is discussed. Hilarity ensues?
info_outline Ep 22: Dealing with Loneliness & Finding the New You 09/05/2018
Ep 22: Dealing with Loneliness & Finding the New You Struggling to overcome loneliness, Jason brings in a friend and Licensed Family & Marriage Therapist to help discuss ways of getting through this.
info_outline Ep 21: Meeting Dan Part 2 (To Paris With Love) 08/27/2018
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!
info_outline Ep 20: We Finally Meet Part 1 (Useless Know-It'All's) 08/14/2018
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?
info_outline Ep 19: Delete The Past For The Future? 07/29/2018
Ep 19: Delete The Past For The Future? Your past should be accepted as part of your life. Advice on deleting ex's phone numbers and images... as well as what's the rules on friendship after divorce. Can you be friends with your ex's friends?
info_outline Ep 18: Purging My Home After Divorce ...and Fireworks! 07/05/2018
Ep 18: Purging My Home After Divorce ...and Fireworks! In this episode I discuss the last week or so of my life where I went though my house and purged all my old belongings. Cleaned out my house, my garage, bought a car, new beds, and furniture. Lot's going on in the Ginger homestead. Some fun stories to be told for sure. Also, Dan and I discuss funny 4th of July stories. There's always one idiot with a firework!
info_outline Ep 17: The Technologically Advanced Helicopter Parenting Implant 06/17/2018
Ep 17: The Technologically Advanced Helicopter Parenting Implant The Quadfather returns to help me review Black Mirror's ArkAngel episode.
info_outline Ep 16: Bad Eating Habits & Wipe it till it's White! 06/08/2018
Ep 16: Bad Eating Habits & Wipe it till it's White! 2 single divorced Dad's discuss the troubles of raising kids.