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 10 Single Father Hardships to Overcome 04/05/2022
10 Single Father Hardships to Overcome In this episode, Ginger scars his son, whom he thought was sleeping in the backseat, but apparently was wide awake and getting a life lesson from an Eminem Song. Dan becomes a Home Depot-Set Building-Theater Dad. We read about a mother who gets pulled over for drunk driving but denies ever having a drink... until her frightened unbuckled young son tells the truth from the backseat. We also share a Top 10 list of Hardships we've had as single fathers.
info_outline Ep 49: A Christmas Concert Scrooge and a Football Championship Remembered 03/17/2022
Ep 49: A Christmas Concert Scrooge and a Football Championship Remembered In this thought to be lost forever pre-christmas episode, Dan and Ginger discuss the holidays and upcoming plans, the adorble cutness of childrens school christmas concerts and how that wears off. Dan also looks back at a time in his youth when he was part of a championship football team and contemplates making a documentary... once he comes into some money that is.
info_outline Ep 48: Deadbeat Dad's and Heart Attacks 02/25/2022
Ep 48: Deadbeat Dad's and Heart Attacks In this ep, the great and powerful dads return to discuss one tik tok-er's unique way of living unblended while another one demands that all men in basements get their microphones revoked! Dan has had it up to hear with parents weaponizing their children. Off with the dead beat dad's heads. Ginger's health has taken a surprising turn. Two words, "Heart Attack"? Maybe it's not that bad? Maybe he's in denial? Let us know! You can reach the show by emailing the show as well as finding us on the Twitter: Ginger is @s7evendaysageek Dan is @Deac273 The show @DeconsructDad
info_outline Ep 47: How Was Your Podtoberfest Honey 12/04/2021
Ep 47: How Was Your Podtoberfest Honey Wrapping up our second day of Podtoberfest. The final hour and half of it all, The Maier's (Chris and Kristen), from How Was Your Week Honey join us to not really discuss parenting as much as we discuss things because we are parents.
info_outline Ep 46: Worst Week Ever! 11/18/2021
Ep 46: Worst Week Ever! In what starts out as a great weekend for Ginger, a surprise birthday party, attending a post pandemic concert (is it post?), and family photo's, suddenly turns into one bad thing after another! One kid takes a trip to the hospital, another gets in a bad car wreck while another decided Covid is what the house was missing. All of this and sooooo much more. Dan finally lands a beauty and feels blessed. We discuss how odd it is to be with someone that's actually supportive and that darn Elf on the shelf gets brought up, so does a family vacation and we wrap things up with Dan's kid struggling with his decision to sell the family home for a home without a breeze because of better insulation and of course a better school district.
info_outline Ep 45: Blending Families Post Vasectomy 11/09/2021
Ep 45: Blending Families Post Vasectomy Dan is thinking about getting a Vasectomy. Jay recently got one. What better time than now then to relive the horror of it all. We're 6 weeks out since Jay had one, so after dropping off his sample he shares the good the bad and the very ugly of it all. We are also both in relationships. We've got kids. They've got kids. Small discussions have begun, in different ways, of how we are going about blending our families. Before we go, we give shoutouts to the Dad's that have recently come on and shared their stories with us and to the Maier's from the excellent podcast called "How Was Your Week Honey"!
info_outline Ep 44: Parenting Through a Digital Detox with Diary of the Dad 11/03/2021
Ep 44: Parenting Through a Digital Detox with Diary of the Dad Blogger Tom Briggs best known from his Diary of the Dad Blog, joins Dan and Ginger to discuss fatherhood. Are things done differently across da pond? What's it like managing a successful #DadBlog, especially once it becomes your main job. We recall the days of getting grounded as kids and getting the cable TV taken away. Now when we ground our kids, you have to amputate them! Find, Follow and say Hi to Tom on Twitter @DiaryoftheDad. Follow us @DeconstructDad but don't you dare think about saying anything but "I love your face!" because you know we love your faces! See ya next week!
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!