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Dads: The Podcast

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Rory Scovel wants to thank all of you dads and non-dads out there for listening to Dads: The Podcast. You can listen to Rory’s new Team Coco podcast Pen Pals now. Every week, Rory Scovel and Daniel Van Kirk respond to the letters you send them
We’re wrapping up our first season with one of our favorites: Chris Gethard! Known for his daring, experimental comedy, Chris has been doing jokes about landscaping and fatherhood since moving out to the ‘burbs—and he has feelings about it. He
When comedian and radio host Tom Papa dropped his eldest daughter off at college, he cried for two whole days—and now he would like for his wife to stop bringing it up, thank you very much! He talks to Ruthie and Rory about why his spouse seems
Like many comedians, Colton Dunn used to think that his busy lifestyle and career would never be able to accommodate children, or even a spouse. But oh, how wrong he was! Now a married father of two, the “Superstore” actor talks to Rory and Rut
Vanessa Ragland parents two children while running one of LA’s premier comedy venues, Dynasty Typewriter. So why doesn’t she feel like a grown-up yet? The actress and comedian gets to the heart of the matter with Ruthie and Rory while also spil
Real “Dad Heads” need no introduction to Justin Halpern! As the author of the bestselling book “Shit My Dad Says,” Justin has endless stories about his father, a man who hardly ever cried. A man who would go out on the Sea of Cortez with a band
Ravi Patel is on a quest for the good life! In his HBO Max docuseries “The Pursuit of Happiness,” the actor and director goes on a globetrotting search for answers to life’s big questions. He talks to Ruthie and Rory about how casting his paren
Rory and Ruthie are joined by Tig Notaro and two mostly quiet special guests: her twin sons! Tig’s path to motherhood included a strip mall parking lot and the realization that even in the worst of times, you can still find love. She also talks
“Daily Show” correspondent Roy Wood Jr. hails from a distinguished family of broadcasters—and his four-year-old son is next! Roy talks to Rory and Ruthie about how the precocious kid has been honing his reporting skills during the pandemic (not
Comedian Adam Cayton-Holland’s dad is practically a superhero! By day, he’s a civil rights attorney who’s gotten people out of Guantanamo Bay. At night, he’s a regular audience member at Adam’s shows, developing his refined taste in stand-up co
Aisha Tyler had a highly unique childhood—for starters, she grew up in an ashram with hippie parents. And as a kid who loved to get lost in science books, there was no greater foil than her dad: a motorcycle-riding “juggernaut” named Jim. Aisha
Growing up, Mikel Jollet always looked up to his badass dad—he broke the law, rode motorcycles, and dressed like Steve McQueen. The musician talks to Ruthie and Rory about how his path diverged from his father’s and what it was like to lose him
Being queer, Sabrina Jalees used to think the road to parenthood would be sad and hard; what she found instead was her “destiny.” The actor and comedian talks to Rory and Ruthie about how a fateful trip to Mexico, a surf lesson, and the film Mo
When he’s not consuming human flesh, Andy Richter’s busy being a great dad. He joins Ruthie and Rory to talk about what it takes to raise two teens, parenting while divorced, and growing to trust his kids. Plus, he saves Ruthie’s mom’s life (ki
It’s the lovable and huggable Ron Funches! A newly married man, Ron talks to Ruthie and Rory about fresh starts. From embracing a healthier lifestyle, to the story of how his son’s autism diagnosis led to his comedy career, this is a conversati
It’s our first non-dad guest: comedian Fortune Feimster! The North Carolina native is here to share stories with Rory and Ruthie about her dad—a man who goes by the name of Tiny. Plus, she and Rory bond over their shared Southern roots. We’re t
Hold on to your jean shorts—it’s David Cross! The actor and comedian of “Mr. Show” renown talks with Rory and Ruthie about growing up with an absentee father and the fear of inheriting the bad dad gene. Plus, David talks about his start in stan
This week a multi-hyphenate dad drops in: John Leguizamo! The legendary actor, comic and playwright joins Rory and Ruthie for a conversation about the erasure of Latin American history, dealing with bullies as a parent, and working with some of
For their first episode, hosts Rory Scovel and Ruthie Wyatt are joined by their podfather, Conan O’Brien! Conan recalls what it was like to grow up with an "evil scientist" for a dad as well as the dopamine rush of making him laugh for the firs
Rory Scovel is an actor, comedian, and writer — but he’s picked up a new title over these last few years: DAD. Each week he and co-host Ruthie Wyatt are joined by their hilarious celebrity friends to unpack the mysteries of fatherhood, parentin
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