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The Fatherly Podcast

A Kids and Family podcast

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Welcome to The Fatherly Podcast. Hosted by Joshua David Stein, the Fatherly Podcast is the perfect podcast for imperfect parents. Join us as we talk to documentarians, actors, athletes, writers and more about the joys and challenges of being a dad. There's also a theme song, which is rad; a segment called “Oh, hey science” where we talk about the latest studies and findings; and an interview with a child. Follow us on iHeartRadio, or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts.

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In the final episode of the first season, Joshua David Stein sits down with Massimo Bottura, who runs one of the best restaurants in the world, who opens up about raising his son Charlie, who is severely developmentally disabled and how creativity takes all forms. Also, Josh Krisch explains why all ...

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This episode we visit John Legend, producer, musician, activist, father of Luna and husband of Chrissy. Legend opens up about his own childhood, the dangers of misunderstanding the history and making his daughter giggle. Also Fatherly's science editor Josh Krisch on the longtail effect of crappy par...

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This week we mark the fifth anniversary of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School by listening to one father, Mark Barden, remember his son, Daniel Barden, one of the twenty children killed that day. We could have recorded thousands of episodes like this one — in 2017 alone, 681 children have ...

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This week, Joshua David Stein visits the legendary writer Gay Talese in his home to discuss famous fathers, famous sons and the pain of becoming an ex-father in law. Plus, Josh Krisch finally answers whether it's quality time or quantity of time that really matters.

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This week, we've collected three of our favorite questionnaires, NFL legend Michael Strahan; star of NBC's This Is Us Sterling K. Brown; and Stephen Chbosky, director of the new film Wonder. Plus host Joshua David Stein has a question of his own and science editor Josh Krisch answers it. No, single ...

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