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Dad 2.0 Podcast

Dec 28, 2021

Ever since he started Message With A Bottle, Chris Illuminati's primary plan has been to mimic his fitness regime and persevere as incrementally as possible. Eight hundred notes later, he has built a multi-vertical platform comprising books, podcasts, calendars, his own branded lines of Post-It Notes from 3M, and a huge...


Dec 13, 2021

When Kurt Warner and Zachary Levi get together to promote their upcoming movie American Underdog, the first thing that comes across is how well they get along. We had a great chat about the movie's many fatherhood themes, the complicated relationships with their own fathers, and the unexpected joy Kurt felt showing his...


Dec 7, 2021

Chris Ballew fronted the Presidents half his life ago and just wrapped 19 albums and 1,247 live shows as Caspar Babypants, and at 56 he's publishing under his own name and feeling more creative than ever. He credits his parents for encouraging his empathy and silliness, and he wanted to have kids because "I thought I...


Nov 30, 2021

As a writer, social worker, and Hebrew school instructor, Aaron Yavelberg has a wealth of experience as a father and father figure to children, adolescents, and young adults all over New York City. On this second night of Hanukkah, we talk about teens and social media, making goals reachable by setting up pragmatic...


Nov 23, 2021

The product of a blended family and blended citizenship, Kevin Shafer is an associate professor at BYU who specifically chose fatherhood as his primary research concentration. He uses his PhD, his Twitter platform, and his copious research to defend paid paternity leave and says American dads can be as involved with our...