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 Pregnancy Test Speculations and Pizza 09/17/2023
Pregnancy Test Speculations and Pizza This week I'm back with my girlfriend, Dr. Producer Kyle, to discuss a multitude of things happening in and around our lives. We start off with the big question of "How old is too old for a man to have a child?". This is response to Al Pacino, now in his 80's, fathering a child with his twenty-something year old girlfriend. Kyle brings up her love of the Earth and climate, and I confess to having ready made silly questions loaded up and ready to fire at my friend and long time collaborator, Grant a.k.a. The Kilted One. We also discuss a recent pregnancy scare that wasn't, but secretly was, unknown to us, for my children. We question whether we are the Black Sheep in our famalies, I question the purpose of podcasting for 15 years and whether I even have a legacy. Kyle encourages me to keep going and to keep writing, and I offer a scenerio where she may longer be supportive of those wild dreams upon placing eyes on a specific project.
info_outline Binge Eating and Post Urination Drip with Neighbor Cole 07/26/2023
Binge Eating and Post Urination Drip with Neighbor Cole On occassion my guest will resort to his old eating habits and shamefully eat from multiple fast food resturants in a single meal. After losing 100 pounds and living a much more healthier lifestyle, he still sometimes stuggles with his relationship with food. He also rarely admits when he goes off the rails. Well, he'll admit that he did, but most of the time he will promise to take to the grave what he actually eats when he does go on a bit of a binge. But not today. Today he opens up his mouth about opening up his mouth and pouring a shockingly amount of food into it. My guest today is my former 7 Days a Geek cohost (who is currently back on the second mic for the 7 Days a Geek "Summer Series", he's known to all as Neighbor Cole. In this episode, recorded shortly after he retired from podcasting and minutes after he and I left a local bar, we decide to return to the studio with a beer in one hand and lots of laughter into a microphone in the other. We discuss such topics as: -Watching your kid play school sports and coaching from the sidelines. -Should you show your full rage before or after moving your girlfriend in? -Missing the mic and just needing some time to get ones life in order. Rehab or something less serious? -Podtoberfest 2020 blowout between Cole and Grant -Flashback memory of early sexual discovery. Does peeing on a girl get her pregnant? Pleading the 5th is Neighbor Coles answer to this conversation. -Seeking advice for Post Urination Drip -Being embarrassed to admit how much you actually eat in one sitting. Getting multiple orders of takeout and eating and hiding some of it before returning home to have dinner with the family. -Plans for the year such as home repairs and working on blending families. As well as finding the mental capacity to be creative once again.
info_outline Abort Surprise Rallies, MRI Trauma, Little Mermaid Love 06/08/2023
Abort Surprise Rallies, MRI Trauma, Little Mermaid Love Father of the Year Jason The Angry Ginger is joined today on the show with Dr. Girlfriend. She has a name, and we'll get to that later... Things discussed today on the show and in no particular order... *Yo bro, you Pro Life? Run it's the Cops! *You can't logic MRI trauma but you can die from it! *So you and your boyfriend are from the same Family Tree? *The Machine is my spirit animal and I will shotgun this beer in his honor! *The Little Mermaid gets some secret love *Streaming Infidelity Confessions!
info_outline How Has Your Parenting Style Changed? 05/10/2023
How Has Your Parenting Style Changed? Grant returns to the show to answer one question, "What has changed in the way you view the job of parenting, over the years?" Should you be completely hands on? Should you be their friend or their overlord? When exacatly can the beatings begin? Okay, that last one was just to see if you're reading this show discription! We also discuss the last time we as parents exit a phase of our childrens adolecents and how we've handled that. We miss the younger, innocent, still in need of a parent years. Having the sex talk. How much information do you give between biological and personal? This is a fun episode. I do hope you enjoy it. Please reach out to me (The Angry Ginger) and let me know your thoughts! Email the show at or you can reach me at @DeconstructDad on Twitter. Thanks so much for listening! I love your face! -Jason The Angry Ginger
info_outline 8 Things Today's Kids Wouldn't Even Recognize 04/28/2023
8 Things Today's Kids Wouldn't Even Recognize As a father of 5 kids, sometimes you've gotta look back at your own life to appreciate the way the future turned out. Sometimes when you do that, you might have to ridicule how easy it is you're kids now have it. In today's episode, Grant (TK1) my On Hiatus cohost, and cohost to countless podcasts that are also currently on hiatus, joins me to talk about these very things. Would your kids recognize a VHS tape? Would they survive the time it takes to rewind a tape to play thier favorite song again? Could they even work a rotery phone? Remember having a pager but not being a drug dealer? How did you access P*rn for the first time? We also discuss "Having the sex talk" with your teen. How to make it NOT awkward. How much personal knowledge should you bring into the discussion and forgetting to get to the biological part of the whole thing. If you enjoy this show please visit or Please follow the show @DeconstructDad and if you'd like to email the show to share a story or to just say "Hi... we're listening and thank you for the content", you can reach me at Thanks for listening and don't forget that "I love your faces!" -Jason The Angry Ginger
info_outline Too Many Birthdays, Not Enough Money! 04/19/2023
Too Many Birthdays, Not Enough Money! In the ongoing attempt to deconstruct Dad, A.K.A. The Angry Ginger, Producer Kyle PhD once again takes on cohosting duties. Things discussed in this episode very from us taking Staycations to do some Home Improvements around the house. Being careful not to spend all of the money because we had 3 BIRTHDAYS to celebrate in the span of 2 weeks! Ginger then questions why won't his girlfriend ever dress up for him... even a lil bit? Because that topic didn't kill him, we segway to another terrible topic but one that has become important in our family for multiple reasons, School Shootings. How do we talk to our kids about them and have we been able to comfort them in anyway? In Shared Streaming or Infidelity, Ginger admits to not straying off the agreed digital watching landscape. Show's we are currently watching and loving is easily one of the best shows ever created for all of the reasons, SHRINKING. Harrison Ford is dry, smart and funny! This show should be watched on a loop in every household! Parks N Rec is our current pregame before the big sleep each night and when Kyle is in the right mood, we're catching up on The Last of Us. Thanks so much for listening. Tune in each week for a brand new epsiode and don't forget to visit MonkeyPooStudios.com or DeconstructingDadBlog.com to read new entries each week! -Monkey Poo
info_outline Canadian Mitch's Gets Stitches! 04/08/2023
Canadian Mitch's Gets Stitches! I sit down with my long time cohost, Dan to discuss life, parenting and his recent health scare but before all of that he informs me that it's been a year since we last recorded. I can't believe it! We play a little catch up, even though we talk on occassion, there are still things we haven't been able to talk about. Like Dan's trip to the hospital. My trip to Disney with my daughter to go "Drinking Around the World" at Epcot. We wrap up the show with a story about a child that uses his dads phone to play a videogame but soon after, Uber Eats begins to show up. Multiple times. With multiple orders! I'd have disowned the kid... forget just putting him to bed!!! When all was said and done, this father was down over $1,000 dollars! As always, we love your faces, thank you so much for listening to this show. If you love the Deconstructing Dad podcast then perhaps you'll love the BLOG just as much! You can check it out over at MonkeyPooStudios.com or you can visit DeconstructingDadBlog.com where you can read the new blog entries and listen to every episode of this podcast! -Jay The Angry Ginger
info_outline Vegas Footlong's, Streaming Infidelity, and Living With Brain Damage 03/22/2023
Vegas Footlong's, Streaming Infidelity, and Living With Brain Damage Producer Kyle PhD joins Jay (sometimes refered to as The Angry Ginger) in this episode where they discuss the Good, the Bad, and The Ugly of thier first year living together. Some of the things discussed are summer vacations interupted, a couple of car crashes, a quick getaway to Vegas, too much roof damage for the insurance to cover, and recovering from an expensive Christmas. We also try to solve the age old issue of Streaming Infidelity! Does your partner watch ahead of you? What are the rules? What should the rules be? When is it okay to break these rules? We wrap up with a discussion about the new blog postings and an excerpt is read which gets these two lovebirds discussing a real life car accident that left Kyle with brain damage from which she will never recover from.
info_outline 10 Reasons Why You Should Read My Dad Blog 03/16/2023
10 Reasons Why You Should Read My Dad Blog In this episode, Jay makes an impromtu call to an old cohost for a response to a draft of his new blog post. The review gets personal but it should convince anyone to read the blog...or not.
info_outline Drinks and D*cks, Big and Small (Part 2) 12/08/2022
Drinks and D*cks, Big and Small (Part 2) Kyle returns to the show as we continue our conversation that started with Part 1 which was previously released over the summer. Yes, it's been awhile. My apologies for my absences and for not being a very good podcaster. I'm working on that... so in the meantime please enjoy the rest of a conversation I had months ago with my now live in girlfriend in which we discuss her past dating and sexual experinces in which I have perhaps more of a good time hearing about them than she did experincing them.
info_outline So Ya Wanna Move In? (Part One) 06/21/2022
So Ya Wanna Move In? (Part One) Cohost Dan sits this one out so my girlfriend. Ahem, excuse me. My now live-in girlfriend, can sit down on mic with and discuss dating after divorce and then dating me. We talk about the slow development from first date to denying we're dating to actually dating to "Hey, ya wanna move in with me and my FIVE kids!? You can bring yours along if ya like!" Now that we're blending the family and trying to figure that out, there are lots of adjustments for the both of us. We share what some of those are all while drinking a little Apple Whiskey Truth Serum and having a few laughs!
info_outline Kids over Guns... and Strippers! 06/09/2022
Kids over Guns... and Strippers! Dad's and their riding lawn mowers... am I right? Dan has a new one and he's proud landscaper! Ginger has officially begun to blend families. Talks of travel sports, time for the parent over the child. Divorced and decision making around availablitiy is a real thing. Ginger's daughter calls for a late night pick up. Dad's been drinking. To send and Uber or not? We weight in on the School shootings and gun rights over kids right to ya know... live! In our last story, we discuss a father who takes his daughter to the strip club, but he's not a bad father because he left her in the car!!
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.