Are you wrestling with your faith practice? Do you wish you felt at peace everytime you went to a place of worship? Are you a member of the LGBTQ+ community AND a practicing Christian who is seeking their own unique place in this world? Have we got the episode for you! In this episode of the podcast Joe welcomes Rolf R. Nolasco Jr. on the show to discuss his book 'Hearts Ablaze: Parables for the Queer Soul'. Joe and Rolf get into a great discussion on the origins of the book, how the contents can resonate with so many different people, and why Rolf still practices his religion even in the face of opposition. Enjoy!
Are you ready to Rise and Shine!? This week's guest sure knows how to exactly that as we welcome 2010 USMNT World Cup Veteran Jay DeMerit to the podcast to discuss his career! There was a documentary made about Jay's career called 'Rise and Shine: The Jay DeMerit Story'. It chronicles his life and career showing how, through hard work and effort, Jay was able to work his way up the English Football pyramid to captain Watford in the English Premier League AND become one of the starting centerbacks for the United States in the 2010 World Cup! It's an incredible story and Jay was an absolute delight to have on the podcast, enjoy!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! We hope everyone had a fantastic end to 2022 and a brilliant start to 2023! What a way to kick off an exciting *SEVENTH* season of the podcast with a fabulous conversation ft. Mother Gopi Gita! If you're looking for a new approach to parenting heading into the new year we've got you covered because in this episode Joe and Mother Gopi dive into her "leadership parenting" style (where she literally wrote the book on it!). They discuss how to empower your kids with the tools and skills they will need for now and later in life. Remember, we're not merely raising good students, we're raising great leaders! Enjoy!
Happy New Year!!! For the final episode of 2022 we welcome notorious acting coach, director, producer, and all-around Hollywood talent Michelle Danner on the show! She and Joe discuss her history in acting, what current projects she is focused on, and how her unique approach to teaching actors has lead to her specific style of crafting a "golden toolbox" of resources for each individual. We hope you had a fantastic end to the year, this year was a really great one which reflected a lot of growth for the show. We're excited to show everyone what we have planned for 2023. Enjoy!
Ho Ho Ho! If you celebrate Christmas the time is almost near! And truly, whatever holiday you celebrate 'tis the season to come together with friends and family while reflecting on this past year. In this episode of the podcast I welcome back my close friend Vegan Chef Josie Clemens to the podcast! We discuss a holistic approach to the holidays which includes: - Sustainable food choices - Sustainable life practices - Thoughtful approaches to your own personal interactions with the world around you I'm absolutely delighted anytime I get to talk to Josie and I hope you enjoy this episode half as much as we did! Thanks for a truly wonderful 2022 and we look forward to an even better 2023!
What might the Biblical story of Jacob's relationship with Esau look like if we examined it through the lens of generational trauma dating all the way back to Isaac on the altar? Or how might the story of Joseph resonate if we thought about it in context to Jacob's relationship with his mom? These are but a few of the stories Shannon T.L. Kearns examines in his book: "In the Margins: A Transgender Man's Journey with Scripture." In this book Shannon takes the reader through his life story to this point and compares key moments with classic bible stories you may be familiar with. Listeners, this episode was a treat for me. Having double majored in both Theology and Theatre I was thrilled to read these classic stories with a fresh perspective and I know you'll be eager to hear Shannon's perspectives! Enjoy!
Wow, get ready for a powerful episode which could fundamentally change the way you think about your body and it's energy! That enough of a tease? Seriously though, in this episode Joe recorded his first in-person episode since before the pandemic! And what better person to interview in-person than Dr. Tyler Lewis at Self Unbound in Dallas, TX We think you're going to be intrigued by this episode, you are likely to be curious about this episode, and we encourage you to explore what could happen when you allow yourself to be unbound! Enjoy!
What are you thankful for? In this episode of the podcast Joe welcomes Devan Sandiford to the show and what follows is an extremely deep and thoughtful conversation around the way we move through life as individuals and collectively as a community. It truly feels like a conversation between old friends and we can't wait for Devan to come back on the show. Enjoy!
Ooooh boy do we have a good one for you this week! Though Thanksgiving is on Thursday we definitely have an episode you're going to want to dig into! In this episode Joe welcomes famous actor (and good friend) Paul T. Taylor on the podcast! Joe and Paul get into a deep discussion on the art of acting. They dig into Paul's career, the lessons he's learned along the way, and how performing the role of cult classic horror icon 'Pinhead' has impacted his life. Enjoy!
In this episode of the podcast Joe welcomes author and actor Dana L. Davis to the podcast! Joe and Dana discuss life, representation in the media, and the art of storytelling. They also get into an in-depth conversation about her latest book "Somebody That I Used To Know". Enjoy!
What does art mean to you? Are you too hung up on 'what other people will think' to allow yourself to just be? In this episode of the podcast Joe talks to author and illustrator Shaun Tan about these very topics. Shaun originally came on the podcast to discuss his latest book 'Creature' and then the conversation wove into something far deeper and expansive than either Shaun or Joe intended. Enjoy!
HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! In this super spooky episode of the podcast we welcome back actor Rebekah Kennedy to discuss her latest role, Masha, in the film 'Two Witches'. It's definitely a super spooky film and worth your time this Halloween season. Enjoy!
Woooo! I really really hope you enjoy long-form deep dive discussions on obscure corners of the Animorphs universe because that's what's in store for today's episode! Seriously though, author Alison Ames is on the podcast to discuss her killer book "It Looks Like Us" which is, OMG, just the most perfect book if you grew up reading Animorph books, and is a great book as we etch ever closer to Halloween! Alison was an absolute delight and she will absolutely be back on the podcast in the near future. Enjoy!
It's National Coming Out Day! October 11 is considered National Coming Out Day in the United States. The day was first observed on October 11, 1988, on the anniversary of the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights as a reminder that one of the most basic tools is the power of coming out. How fitting it is, that on today's episode Joe talks to Lauren Flans, co-host of the ever popular podcast entitled "Coming Out with Lauren & Nicole". This podcast provides a space for those within the LGBTQ+ community an opportunity to share their coming out story with the world! Joe was fortunate enough to be a guest on the podcast earlier this year and on this episode Joe and Lauren get into a deep conversation about what Coming Out Day means to them, how we can evolve as a society, and get key insights into Lauren's upbringing! Enjoy!
Booooooo! It's October which means we are right in the midst of Spooky Season! To kick-off October we've got author and former guest Ally Malinenko returning to the podcast to promote her latest book "This Appearing House"! Joe and Ally get into a discussion about navigating trauma, how haunted houses have been utilized in stories over the years, and how to provide kids the resources needed to navigate this world! It's definitely a great way to kick-off October, enjoy!
It's time to hop in the way back machine and revisit a classic character from your childhood! Well, a classic character from Joe's childhood at least. In this episode of the podcast Joe welcomes actor Johnny Green to the podcast. Johnny was the "skateboard kid" in the first Back to the Future movie but is perhaps most famous as the antagonistic bully Derrick Cryder on the tv show 'McGee and Me' which, if you happened to grow up in a very conservative religious household might just be the sitcom you're MOST familiar with! Joe and Johnny get into a conversation about acting, life lessons young actors can take to heart, and speculate on where Derrick Cryder might be in 2022 if someone were to do a Cobra Kai-style reboot of the show. Enjoy!
How do you want to be remembered? In this episode of the podcast Joe talks to author and illustrator Katie Yamasaki about her latest book 'Shapes, Lines, and Light' a book which honors her grandfather famed architect Minoru Yamasaki. Joe and Katie get into a discussion about art, representation in media, and how to leave a legacy. It's a fantastic conversation you will thoroughly enjoy!
In this episode of the podcast Joe welcomes SYLVIE to the podcast! Yes, that's right - the wonderful children's author and illustrator Sylvie Kantorovitz comes on the podcast to discuss her self-titled memoir. Sylvie and Joe get into a discussion about art and artists, they detail what first drew Sylvie to art as a young child growing up in France, and how ultimately 'Sylvie' came to be published. Enjoy!
In this episode of the podcast we do not cover WHAM or anything else George Michael-related. However, we DO talk about the incredible book recently released by noteworth author, Christopher B. Owen. Faith is described as 'a romance beyond belief', it tells the story of Aaron (an atheist) falling in love with Faith (a Christian) and how their friends + family try to keep them apart, a true modern day Romeo & Juliet. On this episode of the podcast Joe welcomes Chris and the two of them discuss 'Faith' which leads into a conversation around if we could truly see this type of relationship in the current political climate that we live in. The two also discuss Chris' writer origins and what other projects Chris is working on. We couldn't be more delighted to have Chris on the podcast and we look forward to having him back on to discuss his next project. Enjoy!
ORDER UP!!! In this episode of the podcast Joe welcomes famed Vegan Chef Josie Clemens to the podcast! Joe & Josie discuss her time on Hell's Kitchen, her latest show Peeled (the only 100% Vegan Cooking Competition show!) and discuss how we can all take steps to reduce our environmental impact. Chef Josie was an utter delight to have on the podcast and I cannot wait to have her back on (and I cannot wait to try some of her food!) Enjoy!
Are you feeling frustrated because you spilled your coffee and are now late for work? Is this a big problem or a little problem? These types of questions are what today's guest Ben Feller addresses in his first ever book "Big Problems, Little Problems". On this episode of the podcast Joe welcomes Ben to the show to discuss his book, how this philosophy can help both parents and their kids, and what Ben's time covering the White House was like. Enjoy!
What is the responsibility of artists? What does the role of art play in all humankind? How does a conversation between two people who only met one time get so deep in 60 minutes? All this and more in the latest episode of The DTALKS Podcast! In this episode of the podcast Joe welcomes actor (and friend) Franklin Killian to the podcast. Joe and Franklin discuss the overall responsibility of the artist in our lives and dissect Franklin's own career as well (including how he's connected to the current Netlfix show Cobra Kai!) Enjoy!
Thank you for being patient with us as we took a well-deserved summer vacation these past several weeks. However, we know there is always work to be done to make a more inclusive world and are right back at it again! We're thrilled to welcome Dave Wilk to the podcast for our first episode back! Dave is one of the co-founder's of Four Day Weekend and he and Joe talk about how a 6 week run back in the 90's has turned into a corporate training entity. They discuss the transferable skills improv comedy can give any corporate leader and above all, how we can all make the world a better place! Enjoy!
Do you smell that delicious smell? It's a delicious batch of cookies that The Reverend Shawn Amos is cooking up in his new book 'Cookies & Milk'! Amos is on the show this week to discuss his book, a fictionalized re-telling of his childhood growing up as the son of Wally 'Famous' Amos and opening up the infamous cookie shop back in the 70's. We get into a discussion about the book, all of his latest music releases, and how folks can start to 'reclaim their legacy'. Enjoy!
NARF! In this episode of the podcast Joe has the distinct pleasure of talking to legendary voice actor Rob Paulsen! Rob discusses his early forays into voice acting, the Animaniacs revival, and how he perservered after being diagnosed with throat cancer. Check it out and listen for Joe's updated 'Pinky & the Brain' lyrics right at the top of the episode. Enjoy!
When was the last time you started a new skill in high school and then decided 'yeah, I can go pro.'!? Or when was the last time you were told 'if you win you're in, if you lose, you're traded'!? Or how about marching down to the front office to get your missing pay check only to find out your head coach has been withholding pay due to 'poor performance'!? And let's not even mention the dancing! If you're intrigued, you're not alone. On this episode of the podcast Joe invites longtime friend and former professional hockey player Al Rooney on the podcast to discuss all things sports. The setting may be minor league but these are definitely MAJOR stories. Enjoy!
In this episode of the podcast Joe talks to illustrator & artist Eric Wilkerson. Joe and Eric get into a discussion about art, representation in media, and how Eric used his daughter as inspiration for his first picture book 'I Color Myself Different' written by Colin Kaepernick. Enjoy!
In this episode of the podcast Joe talks to the absolutely fabulous Daphne Maxwell Reid! Ms. Reid comes on the show to discuss her fashion line, her photography books, and of course her storied acting career. It's a fantastic conversation I know you're going to enjoy!
Play ball! Baseball season has started here in America and what better way to kick-off the season than by enjoying this episode of the podcast! Author John Rosengren stops by the show to discuss his latest book: "Classic Baseball: Timeless Tales, Immortal Moments." Joe and John cover just a few of the stories covered in John's latest classic. Come listen to this episode, pick up the book, and get ready for an upcoming summer filled with Baseball! Enjoy!
In this current cultural climate, with so many different ways to divide ourselves into separate camps how can we possibly find a way forward, together? In this episode of the podcast I welcome back author, theologian, and good friend Brian McLaren to the podcast. Brian and I discuss his latest book "Do I Stay Christian?" (May 24, 2022) and how he has provided a guide for navigating these interesting times whether or not you're religious, and whether or not you stay Christian. It's a fascinating conversation you won't want to miss!
Get ready for a DYNAMITE of an episode. It's truly smooth like butter! Get ready to scream BOOMBAYAH! Because this episode of The DTALKS Podcast is all about K-Pop! A revolution of K-Pop to be precise! On this episode of the podcast we welcome author Stephan Lee on the show to talk about his two books: K-Pop Confidential (which released back in 2020) and K-Pop Revolution (which is releasing now!) We discuss his decision to write the book, the importance of AAPI representation in media, and what his protagonist Candace Park, gets up to in this latest installment. Enjoy!
In this episode of the podcast Joe talks to dynamic duo author Korey Watari and Illustrator Mike Wu about their book "I Am Able to Shine"! It's a timely conversation here at the end of Women's History Month about the lessons we can teach our daughters. We also get into a discussion around AAPI Heritage Month in May (when this book releases) as well representation in general. You may even shed a tear or two. I cannot thank Korey & Mike enough for coming on the show and I look forward to their return in the future. Enjoy!
Is Gato a cat? No, Gato is Gato! That is the premise of the book "Not a Cat" and on this week's episode of the podcast author Winter Miller is on the show to discuss it. We get into a discussion about the book, who Gato was, and I even get a chance to discuss my own personal furry friend, Merlin. Enjoy!
Football (or Soccer depending on where you reside) is alive and well in the North of Sweden, in the Faroe Islands, in Ireland, and everywhere! In this episode of the podcast Joe welcomes professional footballer & the co-founder of Football is Everywhere Pato Jerzak to the podcast. The two of them discuss how the magazine got started, Pato's professional career, and how football can unite the world. Enjoy!
"AND THE CATEGORY IS...!" That phrase may be something you've heard while watching either Pose on FX or Legendary on HBO Max but what does it mean? What IS Ballroom? What is the background context and history for this community? If you've wondered all these things and more then we have the perfect episode in store for you today! Author Ricky Tucker joins the show today to discuss his new book "And the Category Is..." we cover his motivation to write this book, what it means for the Ballroom community and the world at large. Enjoy!
It's Olympic Season and on this episode of the podcast we're rewinding the clock to bring you 3 different clips featuring our favorite Olympian Mr. Jonathan Horton! First - Jonathan stops by the show in 2018 to share his wild origin story with Gymnastics, some of the lessons learned while starting out in the sport, and a little Olympic wisdom to pass on. Next - Jonathan appears on the podcast in 2019 to promote his first book "If I Had Known" and shares some of the lessons he wished he had known throughout his life and early career. He also shares his decision to join OU over Penn State. Then finally - Jonathan makes his latest appearance on the podcast back in 2020 to promote his latest book "Falling Forward" and shares his experiences working on his high bar routine at the Olympic Games in 2008. Enjoy!
Welcome back! Thank you for allowing us the time and space to rest, recuperate, and recharge! We are ready for this SIXTH season of the podcast and what better way to kick it off than with an episode featuring Author & Illustrator of the beloved 'Arthur' books, Marc Brown! Marc is on the show to discuss his latest book: "BELIEVE IN YOURSELF: What We Learned from Arthur" We cannot thank Marc enough for his time and his energy, we could've talked with him all day. It was truly special to get to talk to the man who had such an impact in mine, and so many other children's lives. Enjoy!
On this special 200th edition of the podcast(!) Joe talks to actor Billy Campbell about his career. Joe and Billy discuss the role that started it all: The Rocketeer! They also discuss his work on Bram Stoker's Dracula, as well as his latest project "Cardinal". We want to thank Billy for being our guest on this special edition of the podcast, and hope you enjoy the show! We also had a few friends stop by to share some words marking this occasion. Enjoy!
In this episode of the podcast Joe welcomes back former guest and great friend Rebekah Kennedy to the podcast! Rebekah stopped by the show to discuss her latest movie: Los Angeles, and specifically her character 'Jojo' in the film. What transpires is a spoiler-free in-depth look at Jojo in the film, what the process was like for Rebekah, and a brief discussion on upcoming releases (such as 'Two Witches' where Rebekah plays the character 'Masha') Enjoy!
In this episode of the podcast Joe provides you with an extra special "rewind" edition of the podcast. Instead of providing a "Best of" episode or replaying an older episode again, we bring you a previous episode of a different podcast, The Art of Conversation Joe was a guest on this podcast back in March of 2019. Joe and former DTALKS guest Art Eddy discussed Joe's speaking engagement at Dad 2.0, the origins of The DTALKS Podcast, and a few unique topics just for this podcast. Take a listen as we rewind the clock back to 2019!
In this episode of the podcast Joe provides you with an extra special "rewind" edition of the podcast. Instead of providing a "Best of" episode or replaying an older episode again, we bring you a previous episode of a different podcast, Hellbound. Joe was a guest on this podcast back in June of this year. Joe and former DTALKS guest Lara Whitley discussed the heartbreaking tale of The Von Erich family. Known as legends both in the wrestling world and in the Dallas, TX area this family suffered more tragedy than most. Take a listen as Lara & Joe cover the story at length. About this episode of Hellbound Joe joined the podcast to talk about the Von Erich family. They were a wrestling family in the 80s in Texas and all but one have died an extremely tragic death. This story is so crazy interesting. It's an incredibly heartbreaking example of how damaging unaddressed mental illness can be. Subscribe to Hellbound podcast wherever you get your podcasts
In this episode of the podcast Joe talks to Author, podcast host, and all around amazing human Amy Newmark! She details the history of the Chicken Soup franchise, how she has continued to connect people with stories that make you feel good, and promotes a few upcoming projects. Stories connect us to one another and are a vital part of making a more inclusive world. Enjoy!
Welcome back! Unfortunately we had to take about an unexpected month off. However, we are back just in time for a very timely Halloween-themed episode featuring the wonderfully spooky author Ally Malinenko. Joe and Ally discuss her incredible novel "Ghost Girl", her upcoming book "This Appearing House", and a few other fun Halloween items. Enjoy!
On this episode of the podcast Joe talks to George Lee aka The Conscious Lee. Lee and Joe discuss the importance of education in today's world, how to motivate people to make the change they seek, and ultimately how we can all make a more inclusive world. Enjoy!
In this episode of the podcast Joe talks to author Chris Baron about the art of writing. Joe and Chris discuss his latest releases, the importance of instilling a love of reading within our kids, and ultimately why Chris writes. It's a fantastic conversation I know you're going to enjoy, cannot wait for Chris to come back on the show!
In this episode of the podcast Joe welcomes NY Times Bestselling Author Lauren Tarshis to the podcast. Joe and Lauren discuss her famous "I Survived" books, the importance of reading to and with your kids, as well as how to stay focused in these uncertain times. It's a great episode I know you'll enjoy!
In this episode of the podcast Joe welcomes back WFAA & Dallas' own Dale Hansen. Dale recently announced he was retiring after more than 38 years in broadcasting! Dale discusses his background coming to Dallas, some of his favorite moments over the years, and what he hopes his legacy is. We thank Dale for coming on the show over the years and wish him all the best in retirement. Enjoy!
In this episode of the podcast Joe welcomes Cat H. Bradley to the podcast. Cat is the host of the fantastic "We admitted: the recovering us project" podcast and stops by the show to discuss a whole range of topics. Joe & Cat discuss goodness, our relationship with the world, and how we fully live in our own individual truth. It's a great episode that we know you'll enjoy!
In this episode of the podcast Joe provides you with an extra special "rewind" edition of the podcast. Instead of providing a "Best of" episode or replaying an older episode again, we bring you a previous episode of a different podcast, This is Parenting. Joe was a guest on this podcast back in June, 2019. Joe was fortunate enough to be a guest on this podcast and share his personal parenting journey. Though the podcast is no longer active, we hope sharing it here allows the podcast to live on. Take a listen as we rewind the clock back to 2019!
In this episode of the podcast Joe talks to world famous author Heidi Murkoff. They discuss her book "What to Expect When You're Expecting", how she has grown her brand from one book to an entire "What to Expect" brand, and the current focus on #BumpDay Enjoy!
In this episode of the podcast Joe talks to fabulous playwright Jeremy O'Brian. Joe and Jeremy discuss the art of living, what works Jeremy is currently focused on, and how to leave the world a better place. Enjoy!
In this episode of the podcast Joe talks to Dr. Deborah Pope about the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, the EJK Awards, an upcoming documentary, and the importance of representation in children's literature. Specifically representation in books that 'celebrate childhood'. Enjoy!
In this episode of the podcast Joe talks to Eric & Julia Lewald responsible for showrunning (either collectively or individually) X-Men: The Animated Series back in the 90's. This series was groundbreaking for it's storytelling style, it's artistic design, and how it laid the foundation for the current Superhero boom we're in the midst of today. Enjoy!
In this episode of the podcast Joe welcomes Brianna Wu to the show. Joe and Brianna discuss the current political climate heading into the mid-terms, Brianna's previous involvement in the infamous 2014 'Gamergate' controversy, and our biases in Video Games. It's a fascinating conversation you're not going to want to miss.
In this episode of the podcast Joe provides you with an extra special "rewind" edition of the podcast. Instead of providing a "Best of" episode or replaying an older episode again, we bring you a previous episode of a different podcast, Tha Reality Is. Joe was a guest on this podcast back in February, 2018. Joe has guested a few different times on this podcast over the years but this was his first appearance. The host of the podcast, Anthony Roberts, has also appeared on The DTALKS Podcast since this time as well. In this episode Joe & Anthony discussed modern parenting, contrasted different parenting styles, and talked through how to raise kids with a diverse & inclusive mindset. Take a listen as we rewind the clock back to 2018!
In this episode of the podcast Joe welcomes back former guest Jordan Shapiro to discuss his latest book: "Father Figure: How to be a Feminist Dad". Joe and Jordan discuss our old patriarchal way of viewing the world, how systems we've become accustomed to are hurting the progress we're trying to make, and how we can start to build a better world for all. It's a fascinating discussion that digs deep into the uncomfortableness of our previously fixed perspectives, just in time for Father's Day. Enjoy!
In this episode of the podcast Joe talks to actor Matt Pascua about the various communities he has in his life and the support each of them provide. On the cusp of Pride Month 2021 Matt talks about the important role the LGBTQ+ community has played in his life. We also discuss the theatre community and our own social community of friends/family. As we start to emerge from this global pandemic we need to ensure we are giving ourselves grace and space while reconnecting with our own communities. Enjoy!
In this episode of the podcast Joe welcomes the amazingly talented Liz Climo on the podcast to discuss her latest book "You're Dad". Joe and Liz discuss her background as a cartoonist, her long-tenured work on The Simpsons, and how branching out on her own has lead to incredible opportunities. Enjoy!
In this episode of the podcast Joe welcomes back former guest, Scott Jeffrey Miller to discuss his latest book "Marketing Mess to Brand Success". Joe and Scott discuss the journey from Scott's last book (Management Mess to Leadership Success) to this one, how this book is about leadership more than marketing, and what advice he gives all listeners on how to 'own their mess.' Because this is Scott Miller the podcast takes a few interesting twists and turns, and listen in to hear how Scott spins a joke set-up into a powerful piece of career advice!
In this episode of the podcast Joe talks to Kyle Gordon, founder of Dillas! Joe and Kyle discuss the origin story for this unique Quesadillas-focused restaurant, Kyle's entrepreneurship background, and how his company has adapted in the era of COVID, and how they're pivoting in 2021. Kyle also points out that he wanted to ensure Dillas was "the community restaurant, not just a restaurant in the community." Enjoy!
This episode of the podcast is LIVE, Instagram Live to be specific. In fact, former guest of the podcast Nick North, and his wife Katherine joined Joe on an Instagram Live to discuss all the behind-the-scenes details of their newest TV Show - Life Under Renovation. Enjoy this special edition of the podcast and be sure to check out a new episode of Life Under Renovation this coming Wednesday on Discovery+
In this special episode of the podcast Joe talks to his good friend Nate Cole about his latest album "I Will Guard Your Broken Bones." Joe and Nate discuss what it was like making a record entirely in quarantine, what themes are present throughout the record, and what Nate hopes folks get out of the record. Joe and Nate also discuss other topics which have been top-of-mind for both of them over the last year, including 'what's in a mindset?' Come detox from life and get a window into these two friend's lives.
In this episode of the podcast Joe talks to author/illustrator/cartoonist Dana Simpson about her entire body of work AND life in ~45 minutes! Seriously though, Dana Simpson is an incredible person who created the type of cartoon she wanted to read and it has spawned into an amazing project known as "Phoebe and Her Unicorn". Dana and Joe dig into her early work with "Ozy and Millie" and how one contest produced her most famous work. They also dig into how artists tend to use their work to process what they're currently going through. It's a fascinating discussion we hope you enjoy!
In this episode of the podcast Joe talks to both author Megan Wagner Lloyd and illustrator Michelle Mee about their fantastic book Allergic. Joe digs into details about the book, compares his youth to that of Maggie in the book while both Megan & Michelle provide outstanding advice to any aspiring authors/illustrators. It was a fantastic conversation and Allergic is a fantastic book - be sure to pick it up from your favorite local bookstore today!
In this episode of the podcast Joe welcomes good friend and fabulous author Jessica Lahey back to the podcast to discuss her latest book "The Addiction Inoculation." Joe and Jessica get into a great discussion about this book, Jess' own struggles with addiction, and how you can lay the groundwork, now, to help your kids with any future problems. Enjoy!
In this episode of the podcast Joe talks to author, and doctor Rajani LaRocca about 2 of her books "Red, White, and Whole" & "Much Ado About Baseball". They discuss Rajani's background as an author, the reasons why she wrote each of the books, and the importance of representation in children's literature. Enjoy!
Nick Silvestri is a brilliant fashion designer/artist who has been a very close friend now for a few years. He has sponsored the show for awhile now and is FINALLY coming on The DTALKS Podcast to share how he built Snuffy! In this episode we talk about art, fashion design, the origins of Snuffy, and even share some personal anecdotes. It's a very fun episode, lots of laughs, and even a few tears. Enjoy!
Jeremy Nunes is one of the most interesting people I've had the pleasure of speaking to throughout the course of this podcast. The man is a current stand-up comedian, former Mayor, and former Professional Wrestler. Yes, Jeremy Nunes has done it all and he stops by the podcast today to cover each of those topics. We primarily discuss his latest stand-up special "Who's With Me!?" but we also discuss his upcoming book "You Can't Write City Hall" sharing interesting stories and tidbits about his time as Mayor of his town. Jeremy is a delight and I cannot wait to have him back on the podcast!
Matt Houk is a man of many talents. Creating Empire Toys the 1st and only Vintage Toy Store in Keller, TX., and Mindfully Elite mental and performance training for athletes and coaches he is all about giving back to the community. Having known Matt for a number of years I was very excited to sit down for a chat with him, little did I know the journey he would take me on. He shared funny stories, and emotional ones to show how much both of these ventures mean to him. Take a listen, I think you'll enjoy it!
On this episode of the podcast Joe and Marcus discuss music, authenticity, wine, and ones entire creative process. As we near 1 full year of quarantine times Marcus reminds us of how to best "go with the flow" and follow the things that give us love and happiness.
On this episode of the podcast Joe invites long-time friend Adam Kullberg to the podcast to discuss his work with Pop Culture Classroom. Joe & Adam discuss the various mediums used to drive life lessons home for students, how we can continue to evolve our way of learning, and what's on the horizon in a post-COVID world.
Stand-up comedian TJ stops by the podcast to promote his special "January 3rd." TJ discusses his comedy origins, why the craft is so important to him, and how he is adapting to what 2021 might bring.
Michael & Zachary from Check stop by the podcast to discuss the creation of their app, how it's progressing so far, and how they envision this app helping all people moving forward.
Shani Mahiri King is a law professor at the University of Florida, where he is director of the Center on Children and Families and an Associate Director of the Center on Race and Race Relations. Shani came on the podcast to discuss why representation matters, why he wrote his latest book "Have I Ever Told You Black Lives Matter?", and what Black History Month means to him. It's a fantastic conversation I hope you'll enjoy it. And be sure to go pick up a copy of his book today!
Fawn Germer stops by the podcast today to discuss her latest book "Coming Back: How to Win the Job You Want When You've Lost the Job You Need" She provides advice for folks who have lost their job due to COVID-19, folks who may be re-entering the work force, or folks who may be entering the workforce for the first time. She provides tons of advice which is helpful for people of all ages. Make sure to grab her book today!
In this episode of the podcast Joe welcomes back author, theologian, and good friend Brian McLaren back to the podcast to discuss Brian's latest book "Faith After Doubt". What should one do with their faith or spirituality after they've confronted all of their doubts? Brian answers these questions and discusses his thoughts on the 2020 Presidential Election. We enjoyed having Brian return to the show and look forward to his next appearance on the podcast.
Steve Dypiangco is an American filmmaker. He was a Producer of Marketing and Distribution for Luke Matheny's Oscar-Winning short film, God of Love. Dypiangco's most recent film (and also web series), which he co-wrote and co-directed with Patrick Epino, is Awesome Asian Bad Guys, which stars a number of Asian American actors who played villains in 1980-1990s action movies, such as Al Leong, Yuji Okumoto and George Cheung. A digital media exec turned entrepreneur, Stephen is the co-founder of Dadventures (hellodadventures.com), an early stage startup helping parents find fun things to do with their kids. Steve and I discussed the origins of Dadventures, how he has evolved the company in the midst of Covid-19, and what we can look forward to in 2021 and beyond. We also discuss his film career and how representation on screen matters for our children. If we want to make a more inclusive world we need to ensure everyone is represented on screen. Thanks for coming on the show Steve, we cannot wait to have you back on the show!
Jarrett J. Krosoczka is the New York Times-bestselling author/illustrator behind more than forty books for young readers, including his wildly popular Lunch Lady graphic novels, select volumes of the Star Wars™: Jedi Academy series, and Hey, Kiddo, which was a National Book Award Finalist. Jarrett realizes his work, and his words, can inspire people of all ages and seeks to use his incredible talent to make the world a better place.
2020 has felt like an entire decade but we've finally made it to the end of the year, and since this is the last episode of the year we felt it fitting to take a look back at the year that was. In this 'best of' episode we take clips from the top 10 listened to episodes all year long. We appreciate the guests and conversations we had on the show, and use it to inform the content for 2021. We're entering the 5th year of the podcast and will continue to evolve the show to ensure we're providing content which helps to make a more inclusive world. Thank you to all the wonderful guests we had this year, and thank you to the listeners who keep coming back and lending their voices to the discussion. Happy New Year!
Dr. Tiffany Woodus has over 10 years of experience in healthcare. She completed a Doctor of Medicine degree from The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 2006. Subsequently, she completed an internship and residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW)/Parkland Health & Hospital System in 2010. Dr. Woodus is on the podcast today to discuss Woodus Obsterics & Gynecology which is committed to improving black maternal health outcomes. Dr. Woodus and I discussed the importance of having a space where one can truly relax and focus on the business of giving birth. Dr. Woodus and I discussed how she wanted to create a space where Black women felt safe, secure, and understood. That her practice seeks to educate, elevate, and empower mothers is something to be celebrated. We can only hope her practice is the first of many more like it.
Martha Brockenbrough (rhymes with broken toe) is the author of two books for adults and numerous books for young readers (with several others on the way), including YA fiction and nonfiction, picture books, and a forthcoming chapter book series. Martha is on the show today to discuss her book "Unpresidented: A Biography Of Donald Trump" Martha and I discussed her research into Donald Trump's life for this book, and why she felt compelled to document his history for future generations. Coincidentally we recorded this episode on the eve of the 2020 Presidential Election. Knowing how the election ended up gives this episode a bit more hindsight perspective than we even knew when recording. I hope you'll enjoy this important discussion.
John Rosengren is a frequent sportswriter including authoring one of Joe's favorite books "Blades of Glory: The True Story Of A Young Team Bred To Win" about High School Hockey in Minnesota (think Friday Night Lights, but with Hockey). John is on the show today to discuss writing Blades of Glory, his current book "A Clean Heart", and the effect sports can have on our kids. Enjoy!
What if we're thinking about forgiveness in the wrong way? What if there was a better way to forgive others? What if forgiveness was an actual state of being? Stephen Mitchell is an author who was born in Brooklyn in 1943, educated at Amherst, the Sorbonne, and Yale, and de-educated through intensive Zen practice. He is on the show today to discuss his latest book The Way Of Forgiveness: A Story About Letting Go. Mitchell’s retelling of the biblical story of Joseph and his brothers interweaves the narrative with brief meditations that, with their Zen surprises, expand and illuminate the main themes. The engrossing tale that he has created will capture the hearts and minds of modern readers and show them that this ancient story can still challenge, delight, and astonish. With lyrical, witty, and vivid prose, Mitchell brings fresh insight to this foundational legend of betrayal and the power of forgiveness. #WayOfForgiveness #beabetterdad
In this episode of the podcast Joe talks to Andrew Loh from Teach For America: DFW. Joe and Andrew discuss what drew Andrew to start teaching, how you have you know your full authentic story so you can better represent it to others, and what Andrew's vision is for teaching in a post-COVID world. Andrew is a supremely passionate and talented individual, we look forward to him returning to the podcast time after time!
In this episode of the podcast Joe talks to his old college professor Dr. Nick Ewen about what college has been like in the "age of COVID." Dr. Ewen discusses figuring out how to improvise teaching to a digital method, how to maximize learning, and what types of new processes he is putting into place to better serve his students and the community. We're going to get through this but we all have to work together.
On this episode of the podcast Joe talks to world famous Drag Queen, Ms. Tammie Brown! This Drag Race All-Star stops by the show today to discuss how we can make the world a better place. Topics also include her "Queen With A Cause" videos, her TV Show, and what it was like performing on RuPaul's Drag Race. We're always striving to bring you perspectives which are different from your own, and I hope you walk away from this episode with a better appreciation for our planet, and for folks like Tammie Brown who are using their platform to affect real change.
On this episode of the podcast Joe celebrates the 150 milestone by bringing back good friend of the podcast Nicole Pacent to continue their discussion about religion and politics from last time. This is a conversation that takes a few different turns but the consensus is we've got a lot of work to do in order to build a more inclusive world. Here's to another 150 episodes!
2020 has been a tough year on everyone. Especially as it relates to trying to ensure we're keeping our homes clean and each other safe. On today's episode of the podcast Joe talks to PureBeam Co-Founders Michael Bird, and David Fisher about the story of how they pivoted from the event production industry to founding PureBeam in the face of COVID-19, and how they’re bringing this upper-level/medical grade sterilization to consumers/North Texans for the first time - making spaces safe and COVID-free in just hours, helping North Texans return to work and get on with life.
HAPPY SPOOKY SEASON! In this episode of the podcast Joe invites his good friend Lara Whitley on to the show in a celebration of all things Halloween-related! Lara is the host of the fantastic true-crime/spooky podcast "Hellbound". Joe and Lara discuss the origins of the podcast, some of the more interesting stories she's learned from researching the episodes AND Lara gives Joe a Tarot card reading on the podcast! You don't want to miss it!
In this episode of the podcast Joe is finally able to talk to another one of his icons, Rob Bell! Rob stopped by the show today to discuss his latest book "Everything is Spiritual: Who We Are and What We're Doing Here". Joe and Rob discuss our current political climate, our divisive society, and speculate how we could possibly be on the next iteration of humankind.
In this episode of the podcast Joe talks to ANOTHER Joe Shaw, this one based out of the United Kingdom. These not-so-average Joes discuss leaving a legacy for our children, what kind of art we're creating, and how we can build a more inclusive world amidst the current political climate.
In this episode of the podcast Joe talks to the President of the League of Women Voters: Texas, Grace Chimene. Are you registered to vote? Do you have all of the information you need to vote? Are you ready to vote? Grace Chimene stops by the podcast today to talk about all of the work the League of Women Voters are doing to get you, the voter, ready for Election Day 2020. This year has been unprecedented in many ways but Grace and her team are working furiously to lay the groundwork for a historic vote. Grace talks about the unique situation of COVID-19 and how to prep for modifications at the poll.
In this episode of the podcast Joe invites Anthony Roberts & Frank Minikon of Tha Reality Is back on the podcast to discuss where we're at as a society right now. What is going to happen in November? How can we teach our kids the full scope of history? If things continue to regress in society how are we supposed to react?
In this episode of the podcast Joe talks to Traci Thomas, host of the popular "The Stacks" podcast. Joe & Traci definitely discuss books but in the context of how can one make themselves a better educated individual in order to raise inclusive kids. If you're looking for a starting point into a much deeper conversation around diversifying your bookshelf hear what Traci has to say on this episode then head on over to her podcast at TheStacksPodcast.com
In this episode of the podcast Joe talks to Disclosure documentary director: Sam Feder. Joe and Sam discuss transgender representation in media, and how we can all work together to raise more inclusive kids.
In this episode of the podcast Joe invites Brian the Birth Guy back to the podcast to discuss what it has been like for babies being born in the age of Covid-19. Brian provides his experience dealing with the hospital and assisting expectant parents during this difficult time. Be sure to go grab Brian's incredible book "The Birth Guy's Go-To Guide for New Dads" today at BirthGuyBook.com #Coronials #beabetterdad
In this episode of the podcast Joe talks to Dr. Tim Lahey: (Director, Medical Ethics, Infectious Disease Physician, and Professor) about what the current state of COVID-19 is in the United States. Are we close to a vaccine? Does the virus linger & cause lasting damage? Why are we sending our kids to school when there is no vaccine? While Tim doesn't have all the answers he does provide some guidance in these crazy times.
In this episode of the podcast Joe talks to Rob Young, aka Mr. Rob about his company "Prodigies" which teaches kids virtual music lessons. Rob discusses his origins in music, his company 'Prodigies', and how reading an article about obtaining perfect pitch inspired him to use his knowledge to help all kids everywhere. If you want to get your kids started with some great, fun, and easy music lessons go to Prodigies.com #HappyMusicing #beabetterdad
If you're looking for YA and Children's literature that will both educate and empower your young ones look no further than Kate Messner! Kate stopped by the podcast to discuss her latest book "Chirp" which tackles some of the heavier stuff we need to prepare our kids for. Too often, we wonder how are we supposed to talk about complex subjects with our kids? How do we prepare them for the world outside our house? Digging in to 'Chirp' will make you feel a bit more prepared for these conversations.
What would you do if your voice was suddenly gone? If you were the leader of a company how would you lead? Would the people around you feel empowered to lead? Would you ensure they succeeded? Kevin Hancock found himself without a voice one day and had to rely on strengthening the voices of all individuals through listening, empowering, and shared leadership in order to get the work done.
- Do your kids have books that accurately reflect them? - Are you consuming literature which has a different perspective from your own? - Are you fostering an empowering environment so you can raise inclusive kids? On this week's episode Joe digs into these topics and more when Kacen Callender stops by to discuss their latest book "Felix Ever After". Kacen discusses writing the books they wish they had when they were a kid. If you haven't picked up your copy of this fantastic book be sure to do so now at - KacenCallender.com Take a moment, sit back, and continue to listen and learn. Enjoy! #FelixEverAfter #beabetterdad
- How do we even start to break down gender conventions? - Are we able to critically look at art while taking what we need from it? - Just how does one raise inclusive kids? These are just a few of the questions Joe and guest Nicole Pacent dug into on this episode. Nicole is the co-host of the FABULOUS podcast "Coming Out: with Lauren and Nicole" where folks tell their coming out stories to the hosts for the first time. Here at The DTALKS Podcast we're all about educating and empowering you to raise inclusive kids and episodes like this one with Nicole go a long way towards that goal. #ComingOutPod #beabetterdad
- What if a Katy Perry ringtone changed your entire day? - What if you triple-checked how you were dressed or who you were with before going out to dinner? - What if you weren't even aware of your own privilege? In this episode of the podcast Joe talks to good friend and co-host of the popular LGBTQ+ podcast "Les Keep It Real", Natalia Flores! Joe and Natalia talk about the origins of the podcast, part of Natalia's coming out story, and how we can take even small privileges for granted in our daily life.?
"In this episode of the podcast Joe brings back friend of the show, Jonathan Horton to discuss his latest book "Falling Forward". Joe and Jonathan discuss his Gymnastics career, the genesis for the memoirs, and how COVID-19 will affect the now 2021 Olympic Games. Check it out!
On this episode of the podcast Joe talks to his longtime friend, Broadway legend: Jay Armstrong Johnson! Joe and Jay discuss the importance of allyship, what Pride month has historically meant, what it means this year, and how folks need to be in a constant state of education in order to undo a lot of our learned behaviors. Check it out!
In this episode of the podcast Joe welcomes The Reverend Shawn Amos on the show to discuss his latest album "Blue Sky". They discuss what makes this album with the brotherhood different from his earlier releases, and they play clips from the album. Enjoy!
Continuing the conversation around race relations in America, while still recognizing that June is Pride month Joe brings Cody Belew on the podcast this week. Joe and Cody talk about what Pride month has historically meant to Cody, as well as what it can mean now. They discuss how to use the framing of the original Stonewall riots to help further the discussion around race relations in America today. Check it out. #ListenAndLearn #beabetterdad
On this episode of the podcast Bobby Warshaw returns to discuss the cost of greatness. This conversation starts in sports but quickly evolves into a full-fledged philosophical discussion around life. Bobby brought it this episode. We cannot wait for you to hear it!
HOLY PODCAST BATMAN! Listeners on this special episode of the podcast Joe talks to one of his heroes Mr. Burt Ward aka Robin from the 1960's Batman TV series! Joe and Burt discuss Batman, his how he's been involved in both the first TV Superhero crossover when Green Hornet crossed over on Batman AND being involved in the CW's recent Crises on Infinite Earths crossover! They also discuss Burt's real life superhero work starting Gentle Giants Dog Food to bring quality food to pets in order to add 5-10 years to your dog's life. Check it out!
On this episode of the podcast Joe discusses what the long-term ramifications of COVID-19 could have on the world of athletics and specifically college athletes. In order to fully discuss this topic as well as the trickle-down affects of cancellations Joe talks to both Jeff Carpenter & Jared Wheeler of Last Chance U on Netflix. Jeff returns to the podcast and discusses the role of athletics in these student's lives while Jared, an educator, discusses how important the role of academics is in these student's lives. Take a listen and see if we can all start working on a better tomorrow, today.
Hey there all you cool cats and kittens! On this episode of the podcast Joe talks to Mikey Abrams. Mikey is a performer here in the Dallas area who took the forced-quarantined situation and created an artistic experience for everyone. The Quarantined Cabaret is a Facebook group where you share your own personal performances with others in the artistic community. It's a great opportunity to feel connected on a personal and artistic level during this difficult time.
Welcome back listeners! On this episode of the podcast Joe talks to podcast host and author Brian Ondrako. Joe and Brian dig into how best to parent during the middle of a crises and how to break through your mental barrier in order to accomplish your dreams! Enjoy! Brian The Birth Guy is back this week to cover your questions about being pregnant in the midst of COVI-19 (aka the Coronavirus).
Hi Listeners! Thank you for sticking with us during our brief hiatus. We've got another great episode for you in store today. Scott J. Miller is Executive Vice President of Thought Leadership. Scott has been with the company for 20 years and previously served as Vice President of Business Development and Chief Marketing Officer. His role as EVP caps 12 years on the front line, working with thousands of client facilitators across many markets and countries. Scott came on the podcast to discuss his latest books "Management Mess to Leadership Success" and "Everyone Deserves A Great Manager". Scott had a lot of great advice to give the listeners whether they are a leader of people, a leader of projects, or just a leader of themselves. Enjoy!
Happy 2020! Thank you to everyone for sticking with us for now our FOURTH year!!! We've got a lot of great stuff planned for the year and thank you for sticking with us while we took a break for the holidays. To kick off the new year we've got a great episode for you! Christian Hubicki is a robotics research scientist. His passion is to take on the most interesting and challenging problems in robotics, and best of all, to tell the world all about it! Christian came on the show to discuss all things robotics, how to get your kids into robotics and what he's currently working on. He also dispelled several sci-fi myths about robot domination and briefly touched on his time on the TV show Survivor! Check it out I think you're really going to enjoy it! No "Ask the Birth Guy" this week but Brian will return soon! Enjoy!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays Listeners! In this episode of the podcast Joe talks to Robert Neely, one of the co-founders of the popular positive news site - InspireMore.Com Joe and Robert discuss the genesis of the site, why positive news is so crucial in today's society as well as what each of them want their legacy to be. We thank you for a tremendous 2019 and cannot wait to show you what's in store for 2020! No "Ask the Birth Guy" this week but Brian will return soon! Enjoy!
Freedom!!! On this episode of the podcast Joe speaks to Chris Walsh the Senior Program Manager for the Human Freedom and Women's Initiative at the George W. Bush Institute. Chris and I discuss the importance of freedom, how we can sometimes take it for granted while living in the U.S.A. and how to teach our children these lessons. No ask the birth guy this week but Brian will return soon, Enjoy!
Prepare to fail! But seriously, in this episode Joe talks to noted author and educator Jessica Lahey! Joe and Jessica discuss her book "The Gift of Failure" as well as a variety of education and parenting topics! Brian the Birth Guy is back with another edition of "Ask the Birth Guy" We've got a few more episodes to finish out the year strong so stay tuned! Enjoy!
In this episode of the podcast Joe welcomes Brian McLaren back to the podcast! Joe and Brian discuss Brian's latest book: "The Galapagos Islands", how people can work to help save our beautiful earth and what hope one can cling to when it feels hopeless at times.
In this episode of the podcast Joe talks to podcast host and 2x former Survivor contest Stephen Fishbach Joe and Stephen discuss literacy in America, how parents can cultivate a love of reading in their kids, what's up next for Stephen's popular podcast Paraphrase as well as Stephen's time on Survivor! No "Ask the Birth Guy" this week but Brian will return! Enjoy!
In this episode of the podcast Joe sat down with founder of the Dallas Comedy House in Deep Ellum, Kyle Austin! Joe and Kyle had a lot of fun this episode, from discussing parenting advice to riffing on bad jokes it was a riot from start to finish. If you're in the Dallas area PLEASE go seek out Kyle and his fantastic team. They do a great job! Brian Salmon is back with another "Ask the Birth Guy" Enjoy!
In this episode of the podcast Joe headed down to Austin for Tyler Watson's Bachelor Party! Listeners of the show will remember Tyler from his 3 previous appearences on the show but this time Joe & Tyler were finally able to record in person! Joe & Tyler were very happy to welcome Misael Gonzalez to the podcast! Misael is a long-time friend of Tyler and new friend to Joe! Stories of Tyler were told, discussions around friendship and masculinity occurred and a good time was had by all! No "Ask the Birth Guy" this week but Brian will be back soon! Enjoy!
In this episode of the podcast Joe talks to his longtime theatre friend Josh Lamon the host of the fabulous podcast "Josh Swallows Broadway" on the Broadway Podcast Network! Joe digs into Josh's life growing up, his artistic journey as well as advice for not only young actors but also the parents who are currently cultivating their artistic talents. It's a fantastic peek behind the curtain! Brian the Birth Guy returns this week answering the question "when do I wean my baby off of breastfeeding?" Enjoy!
In this episode of the podcast Joe talks to local Dallas musician Sean Austin! Joe and Sean discuss their perspectives on parenting, Sean's rapidly rising music career and how a near-record deal was left on the table as Sean realized that being a dad was more important than money or fame. Hear Sean's single "Stand Up" and see why he's taking a second pass at music. No "Ask the Birth Guy" this week but Brian will return soon! Enjoy!
In this episode of the podcast Joe talks to Dad U creator Jason Kreidman! Joe and Jason discuss the genesis of Dad U, and what parenting questions are top-of-mind for dads in 2019! There is no "Ask the Birth Guy" this week but Brian will be back soon! Enjoy!
In this episode of the podcast Joe talks to Founder & CEO of Alto Ridesharing Service, Will Coleman! Joe and Will dig into why Will started the company in the first place, how it's grown and what's next. They also dig into some parenting perspectives you'll really enjoy! On this week's "Ask the Birth Guy" Brian answers the question of "What's the deal with caffeine!?" Enjoy!
In this episode of the podcast Joe talks to author of the new book "Indistractable" Nir Eyal! Joe and Nir discuss various topics including their perspectives on parenting, what lead to Nir writing his latest book and how parents can start to lead an Indistractable life. On this week's "Ask the Birth Guy" Brian answers the question of "How do I prepare for having twins after I've already had one baby!?
In this episode of the podcast Joe talks to the voice of Last Chance U Seasons 3 & 4 on Netflix:Jeff Carpenter! Jeff is the play by play announcer for the Independence Community College Pirates and is one of the main people featured on the show! Joe and Jeff discuss Football and the role it plays in the student's lives throughout their time in school. They also ask the question 'how do you move on after football?' and they cover the current season of Last Chance U on Netflix! No "Ask the Birth Guy" this week but Brian will return next week! Thank you again to everyone for continuing to help evolve the podcast! Enjoy!
In this episode of the podcast Joe talks to Anthony Roberts, host of Tha Reality IsPodcast, about race relations in America. They also talk about how black and white people can come together to mend fences and how all parents can help to build a better world for their children. No "Ask the Birth Guy" this week but Brian will return next week! Thank you again to everyone for continuing to help evolve the podcast!
On this special 100th edition of the podcast Joe talks to famed WFAA Sportscaster, Dale Hansen. Dale was very kind to come back on the show to go deep in the weeds on several topics he's previously done an "Unplugged" segment on. Also, we have the regular segment of "Ask the Birth Guy" and a few friends of the show drop in to leave some congratulatory messages. We want to thank everyone who has listened and supported the show so far and hope you enjoy this 100th episode!
In honor of Pride Month I spoke to one of my dearest friends: Saffron! They are a non-binary individual who I've known for 13 years! They were very kind to share their personal journey navigating gender norms and how they were christened Saffron on their "golden birthday". In addition they also took the time to help provide education tools for parents who may have a hard time trying to navigate non-binary language with their children. Brian the Birth Guy also returns with another "Ask the Birth Guy" segment! If you have a specific question you want Brian to answer be sure to email the show and we'll have Brian answer it in an upcoming episode!
In this episode of the podcast Joe talks to blues musician The Reverend Shawn Amos. This interview is a portion of a much longer interview which will be released as part of a new music podcast later this year. For now, enjoy this portion of the interview and take in the joyful perspective “the rev” has on both the Blues as well as life itself. Also, Brian the Birth Guy returns for another “Ask the Birth Guy” segment. If you have a specific question you want Brian to answer be sure to email the show and we’ll have Brian answer it in an upcoming episode!
Hello listeners! As Mother's Day has passed and Father's Day is next month we thought it would be fun to dig into some of the best (and worst!) examples of fatherhood TV has provided over the years. Joe welcomes back friend of the show, Tyler Watson, to discuss the merits of these dads. They even dig into their favorite TV Moms of all time and Brian the Birth Guy is back with another "Ask the Birth Guy" segment.
On this episode of the podcast Joe talks to Brandon & Jackie, The Gibbonses! They discuss their background in music, what drew them together and how they're using music as a positive force for good in the world!
On this Rewind episode of the podcast we revisit July of 2017 when Joe became a dad for the second time. Joe recalls his experience of using a hospital for his first child vs using a Birth Center for his second and also covers how he and his wife dealt with their newborn's tongue tie and what to look for/how to treat it if you're in a similar situation. We also feature the "Ask the Birth Guy" segment where our resident Dude-La Brian Salmon tackles the question of "What to do when you're pregnant again after giving birth 3 months ago?" If you have a specific question you want Brian to answer be sure to email the show and we'll have Brian answer it in an upcoming episode!
Happy Easter! In this special edition of the podcast Joe has pulled clips that have, for whatever reason, never been heard before on the show! All of these segments are from earlier in the podcast when Joe, John and Galan were all still hosting the show. First, the guys talk to Charlie Herschel (who was on the show to discuss his parenting journey through surrogacy) about his experience playing Survivor over 10 years ago! Second, the guys talk to photographer Alex J. Martin about his relationship with his dad. (Alex took the photos that were seen in the Dallas Observer back in June 2018) Lastly, Joe and Galan share their personal stories dealing with Chicken Pox and how now that there is a vaccine it's interesting how their children will not have a similar experience to them. No "Ask the Birth Guy" this week but it will return next week. Enjoy!
In this episode of the podcast Joe talks to therapist, author and dad: Mark Loewen. Mark and Joe discuss play therapy, Mark's author journey and his quest to normalize all types of families for his daughter and kids everywhere.
In this episode of the podcast Joe welcomes back friend Nick North to the show to answer multiple Ask the Dad questions that have been submitted to the show. We also catch up with everything that has gone on with Nick and his family since Nick’s last appearance on the show. We also feature a BRAND NEW SEGMENT on the show “Ask the Birth Guy” featuring the Dude-La himself Brian Salmon. If you have a specific question you want Brian to answer be sure to email the show and we’ll have Brian answer it in an upcoming episode!
In this episode of the podcast Joe talks to host of the Life of Dad Podcast Art Eddy! The dad podcasters (or dad-casters!) talk about the joys of parenting, the Life of Dad book releasing soon and what to do when life gives you lemons! Enjoy!
In this episode of the podcast Joe talks to Brian Salmon aka Brian the Birth Guy. Due to his love of birth and babies, Brian proudly entered childbirth education as a trained doula and San Antonio’s only actively practicing male doula (or “Dude-La” Brian says, being a surfer from California). Joe and Brian cover a wide variety of topics but specifically focused around how dads can be more active during pregnancy, childbirth and during the post-partum period. Joe is very excited to announce that starting soon there will be the debut of a new recurring segment on the show entitled "Ask the Birth Guy" where Brian will provide short advice on commonly asked questions. Enjoy!
On this episode of the podcast Joe talks to a member of the Texas Radio Hall of Fame as well as the host of the new Radio Show "Dusty Attics" the legend himself: Jody Dean! Joe and Jody discuss all manner of topics including his career in radio, fatherhood and his new program Dusty Attics. It's a fascinating discussion into one of the D/FW's all-time greats. Enjoy!
In this episode of the podcast Joe talks to Pastor, Theologian, Activist and Dad: Brian McLaren. Joe and Brian touch on multiple topics including parenting and pastoring but the core of the conversation centers on what it means to be a Spiritual and Religious person in America in 2019. In a country that consistently seeks to divide people into “teams” Brian and Joe discuss how we might seek to reach across the aisle in order to find common ground and new path forward. It’s a bit on the longer side, but well worth the listen. Enjoy!
In this last episode LIVE from the Dad 2.0 Summit from San Antonio Joe talks to the CEO of Bark Technologies, Brian Bason. Joe actually dove right in to his interview with Brian because he was so passionate about what Bark has and is continuing to do for parents and kids. Bark is the safety net technology everyone needs but didn't know how to bring into existence. Brian and his team have done a phenomenal job creating an app that helps keep your kids safe while also giving them the level of autonomy they need in order to thrive.
In this episode of the podcast (LIVE from the Dad 2.0 Summit in San Antonio) Joe talks with one of the smartest people he's ever met; Jordan Shapiro! Joe and Jordan discuss all the details of his latest book "The New Childhood: Raising Kids to Thrive in a Connected World" as well as how our perception around screens and technology needs to shift in order to view technology as a tool vs viewing it as a danger. More great content from Dad 2.0 coming your way soon! Enjoy!
In this episode of the podcast (LIVE from the Dad 2.0 Summit in San Antonio) Joe talks with Mr. Everyday Girl Dad himself Mike Reynolds! Joe and Mike went all the way through his career as a public parent, "influencer" and social activist. Some battles are worth fighting and Mike is fighting the good fight on a daily basis. More great content from Dad 2.0 coming your way soon! Enjoy!
In this episode of the podcast, Joe talks to Nick North about his personal and unique journey through navigating the joys of both motherhood and fatherhood. It's a funny, emotional and overall empowering story of how you can bring your whole self to both parenting and life in general all while trying to re-write learned behavior.
In this episode of the podcast Joe talks to screenwriter, actor and playwright Mr. Jason Odell Williams. Joe came to know Jason through Brainchild! They discuss the many twists and turns Jason's career has had including writing for the TV Shows Brain Games and Brainchild but also his comedy play Church and State. It seems so hard in this day and age to sit down with people who have opposite viewpoints from us and have an honest conversation about what is needed in order to improve as a society. However, getting to know people one on one and having honest personable conversations is a step in the right direction. Jason Odell Williams intended to help start the discussion with his play Church and State and we intended to continue the discussion with this episode. Enjoy!
In this episode of the podcast Joe talks to Parenting editor (and founder of the entire parenting section) of Buzzfeed.com, Mike Spohr! They discuss Mike's career, how he learned to not give up but to create the job you want to be in as well as how Mike and his wife, Heather, dealt with the loss of their child Madeline. It's never easy to deal with the loss of a child but both Mike and Heather, were able to create a charity called "Friend's of Maddie" which helps families in similar situations. It's an episode filled with laughs and tears. You don't want to miss this one.
In this episode of the podcast Joe talks to friend and multi-talented actor Rebekah Kennedy. They cover a wide variety of topics including how Rebekah got her start in acting, why she pursued film vs stage and how she is able to continue to stay positive despite both the "grind" of the L.A. Scene and continually being cast in horror/thriller type roles. It's a very insightful conversation surrounding art and how to approach it.
This episode of the podcast features the triumphant return of Olympic Medalist, American Ninja Warrior and now author Mr. Jonathan Horton! Joe and Jonathan touch on what his book "If I Had Known" is all about, how it came to be and why you need it in your life regardless of age. They also touch on the current state of U.S. Gymnastics as well as the Ninja Coalition. It's a great episode catching up with Jonathan and we cannot wait to have him back on the show again. Enjoy!
Hi there listeners! So, this episode is a bit delayed coming out but we knew it needed to be released. Ever since Joe has been announced as a speaker at the Dad 2.0 Summit we've had a TON of new listeners and most of them just jumped right into the latest episode. However, we've received requests from those new listeners as to which older episodes they should check out, OR what is the best way to introduce their friends and family to the podcast? To answer all of those questions we've put together a little "Best of 2018" episode. We did this to highlight 6 specific segments from some of our most popular shows in 2018 which we feel does a satisfactory job pulling in all of the humor and heart the show is known for. Full disclosure, every single guest in 2018 was phenomenal and we wish we were able to take something from every one of them and put it in this show but alas, that would make the episode longer than it already is. For now, enjoy this recap episode and get ready for our next Episode, set to drop thi
"On this episode of the podcast Joe talks to CEO and Co-Founder of the Dad 2.0 Summit himself: Mr. Doug French. Joe and Doug cover a wide variety of topics including how to co-parent with your ex-spouse, why the universe laughs in the face of the best-laid plans and how the Dad 2.0 Summit got started as well as what to expect from the event this year!
On this bonus episode of the podcast Joe talks to former Professional Soccer player and current MLS analyst Bobby Warshaw. Joe and Bobby cover a wide variety of topics, most of which are covered in his book When The Dream Became Reality. However, the main topic of discussion throughout this episode is simply this: Is it worth it? When the dream becomes reality, when everything you’ve worked your whole life is finally here is it actually worth it? What follows is a fascinating journey into a former professional player’s psyche throughout his life and career while evaluating it several years post-retirement. Kick back, relax and enjoy the show!
In this special “Ask the Dads” feedback show edition of the podcast Joe welcomes back his close friend Tyler Watson to touch on topics covered over the last couple of podcast episodes as well as what to do if your kid isn’t eating dinner. In addition, Joe and Tyler provide listeners with several “Things to Check Out” while also looking forward to what’s in store for the podcast right around the corner.In this special “Ask the Dads” feedback show edition of the podcast Joe welcomes back his close friend Tyler Watson to touch on topics covered over the last couple of podcast episodes as well as what to do if your kid isn’t eating dinner. In addition, Joe and Tyler provide listeners with several “Things to Check Out” while also looking forward to what’s in store for the podcast right around the corner.
In this extra special bonus episode of the podcast Joe talks to comedian and host of the popular new Netflix show Brainchild, Sahana Srinivasan. Joe and Sahana cover the origins of the show Brainchild, how Sahana became involved in the project, what filming such an ambitious show entails as well as what type of a role Sahana hopes Brainchild can fill in you and your kid's lives. If you love Bill Nye, Beakman's World or the Magic School Bus then you're going to love Brainchild. Sit back, relax and enjoy this bonus episode and then go learn some stuff with Brainchild!
In this episode of The DTALKS Podcast Joe talks to former WCW President, WWE personality and current co-host of the popular wrestling podcast: 83 Weeks; Eric Bischoff. Joe and Eric touched on multiple topics throughout the course of Eric’s career but honed in on exactly what types of trials and tribulations he went through being a parent while also running a high-profile business. Eric dug down deep to let us know how he was able to “have it all” and having an equal partner in the equation is the main reason he was able to get it done.
In this episode of The DTALKS Podcast Joe talks to Pat Doney of NBC 5 here in DFW. Joe and Pat touched on several topics of interest including Pat's Broadcasting journey as well as his time working with the Cowboys and who his favorite player he's covered has been. However, all of that pails in comparison to the personal journey Pat walked us through of his and his wife's decision to adopt their son and the personal struggles and triumphs they've endured and are planning for moving forward. It's a very touching and heartfelt story this holiday season. Please, pour yourself some cider or hot chocolate and give a listen.
In this episode of The DTALKS Podcast Joe talks to Whit Honea. Whit is the author of “The Parent’s Phrase Book” and co-founder of the philanthropic organization Dads4Change.org Whit was recently featured in an animated video for The Atlantic entitled “Outdated Gender Stereotypes Are ‘Very Much Alive.'” Whit is also the Social Media and Community Manager for the Dad 2.0 Summit which will be in San Antonio February 21-23, 2019. Joe and Whit do a deep dive into Gender Stereotypes, Boy vs Girl Toys and how to cope if you find yourself struggling with the effort to remove these “traditional barriers” from our day-to-day life.
In this episode of the podcast Joe talks to noted author of the book “Rap Dad” Mr. Juan Vidal. Joe and Juan do a deep dive into many different aspects of the book including, but not limited to: Fatherhood, Hip-Hop, Faith and the Sadness. It’s a fascinating conversation and one of the best books we’ve read all year. #RapDad #beabetterdad
In this episode of the podcast Joe talks to comic book author James Hostler who is responsible for creating the Native American superhero, The Bobcat! James takes us through the evolution of The Bobcat, why he chose the Comic Book route and how his project was picked as Kickstarter’s “Things We Love” campaign TWICE! He also provides us with some good old fashioned parenting advice and provides us with a tease for what’s on the horizon for The Bobcat. So, as you’re relaxing over the Thanksgiving holiday this week take a second to hear about The Bobcat and then pick up a copy of Volume 1. It’ll make a great gift for the comic book fan in your life this holiday season.
In this episode of the podcast Joe finds out how bare minimum parenting works with the man who literally wrote the book on it: James Breakwell. This Social Media Mogul who has over 1 million twitter followers does a deep dive into all aspects of his new book, Bare Minimum Parenting, which is the #1 new release in “Parenting & Families Humor” over at Amazon.com
In this episode of The DTALKS Podcast, Joe talks to the Kingdom Ninja, Daniel Gil. We cover everything from Daniel’s start in American Ninja Warrior, to what he has found most difficult year after year, to why he decided to write his latest book, The Little Ninja, and what’s ahead.
In this episode of The DTALKS Podcast, Joe goes solo with FWISD School Board Member and friend of the podcast, Jacinto “Cinto” Ramos Jr. We cannot thank Cinto enough for taking time out of his busy schedule to have an in-depth and engrossing conversation about a variety of topics including, but not limited to: Education in America, National and Local Holidays, as well as touching on a few political topics. The DTALKS Podcast contains content you’d find in an PG-13 movie. That language may not be safe for most work environments, for your kids, and listener discretion is advised. #WokeVsSleep #BeABetterDad
In this episode of The DTALKS Podcast, Joe and Galan sit down with Texas Radio Hall of Famer and the 1310 Ticket personality Norm Hitzges to talk about social media, what makes a great dad, a sprinkle of sports talk, and some stuff in between. We can't thank Norm enough for sitting down and spinning some gold out out of the DTALKS straw. Be sure to listen to him and Donovan from 10a-2p on The Ticket at 1310 and 96.7 FM.
In this episode of The DTALKS Podcast, Joe goes solo to have an honest and frank conversation with one of his best friends, Tyler Watson. They discuss life advice you may (or may not) want to take, they also touch on what it means to have a "ride or die" friend in your life as a dad and what reframing our narrative looks like as we proceed through our day-to-day. The DTALKS Podcast contains content you'd find in an PG-13 movie. That language may not be safe for most work environments, for your kids, and listener discretion is advised. #BTTFDiagram #BeABetterDad Please consider visiting the DTALKS Podcast Patreon and signing up to support the podcast! Follow @dtalkspodcast on all social media. Follow Tyler @Goldstarkid on twitter & @xgoldx on Instagram for more #TyTalk style life advice.
episode of the DTALKS Podcast, the dads continue their conversation Rob Cesternino, host of Rob Has a Podcast and Rob Has a Website about what he wants his legacy to be, moments of being a dad, and other things.
In this episode of the DTALKS Podcast, the dads talk to Rob Cesternino, host of Rob Has a Podcast and Rob Has a Website about how he started the podcast, how it allows him to be around his sons, and a tiny bit about Survivor.
In this episode of the DTALKS Podcast, the dads continue their conversation with Devin Pike and discuss one of their favorite entertainment moments, talk a little about the James Gunn fiasco, and enjoy a nice conversation with Devin. Devin is the mastermind behind Who Needs Sleep 2018 and you can find details at the Who Needs Sleep site!
In this episode of the DTALKS Podcast, the dads welcome back returning guest Devin Pike to discuss the 2nd annual Who Needs Sleep telethon. Who Needs Sleep benefits the Cancer Support Community North Texas and Cook Children’s Medical Center of Fort Worth that takes place over the course of 36 hours from 8a September 1st through 8p on September 2nd. You can watch it right here on VOKAL!
In this episode of the DTALKS Podcast, the dads continue their visit with the great Todd Pipes about music, the success his band, Deep Blue Something, had, solo projects, recording gear, and more.
In this episode of the DTALKS Podcast, the dads visit the great Todd Pipes and have the first of a two part discussion about music, the success his band, Deep Blue Something, had, solo projects, recording gear, and more.
In this episode of the DTALKS Podcast, Joe and Galan provide a brief update regarding the episodes regarding Galan learning he has a teenager and provide lengthier updates regarding what life with kids has been up to.
In this episode of the DTALKS Podcast, the dads talk to JonBoy Meyers, a comic artist who's worked on Superman, Teen Titans, Spawn, Spider-Man, and numerous other titles. While JonBoy isn't a dad, he shares how his dad influenced him on his journey to become an artist.
The DADS talk with comic artist Joe Eisma who's best known for his work in the "Riverdale" series.
In this episode of the DTALKS Podcast, the dads talk to Devin Pike, Program Director of Fuzz Box at Vokal Now about his "Who Needs Sleep?" telethon in support of Cancer Support Community North Texas and Cook Children's Medical Center of Fort Worth and being a moderator at Dallas Fan Expo.
In this episode of the DTALKS Podcast, the dads talk to Chad Thomas, who's known for drawing Star Wars and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Chad also speaks about being a stay-at-home dad and the experience that comes with that.
In this episode of the DTALKS Podcast, the dads talk to the great Steve Erwin, known for the character of Deathstroke that you might have seen as the primary antagonist in the Teen Titans cartoon, during the end-credits scene of Justice League, on Arrow, or in the comics. He shares his experiences of being a dad, working in the industry, and we can't thank him enough for his time.
In this episode of the DTALKS Podcast, the dads talk to Roberto Molinari, son of last week's guest and the other half of the duo behind the Shepherd comic. After his father shared a horrific dream involving Roberto, he pushed his dad to write what would become the Shepherd and he tells his story with us.
In this episode of the DTALKS Podcast, the dads talk to Andrea Molinari, a professor and now writer for Caliber Comics about writing a graphic novel with his son inspired by a not so pleasant dream. The DTALKS Podcast contains content you'd find in an PG-13 movie. That language may not be safe for most work environments, for your kids, and listener discretion is advised.
In this episode of the DTALKS Podcast, the dads talk to Andrew Mangum, professional comic book illustrator, inker, creator and story board artist.
In this episode of the DTALKS Podcast, the dads talk to John's cousin, John Sells, about his experience being a dad, the great Jelly Bean Incident, and attending Dallas Fan Expo 2018.
In this episode of the DTALKS Podcast, the dads continue their discussion with Jonathan Horton about his time on American Ninja Warrior, gymnastics, and more talk about being a father! The DTALKS Podcast contains content you'd find in an PG-13 movie. That language may not be safe for most work environments, for your kids, and listener discretion is advised.
In this episode of the DTALKS Podcast, the dads talk to special guest Jonathan Horton, father, Olympic medalist, and American Ninja Warrior about how his parents influenced his path towards success in gymnastics, the ups and downs of that journey, and being a dad.
In this episode of the DTALKS Podcast, the dads talk to special guest Norman Trantham about his experience as a dad with two boys in the Boy Scouts of America, and with the different leadership roles he's been in. These are Norman's personal experiences and he does not speak for BSA in any official capacity.
In this episode of the DTALKS Podcast, the dads continue their discussion on politics, how it divisive, and how we can shape our kids view of the differing opinions of the world, their friends, and how to open to them. We do not discuss our personal views or get into who/what the show itself supports. This is what hope is perceived as a relatively neutral discussion on the subject.
In this episode of the DTALKS Podcast, the dads share thoughts on how politics have or have not caused division and conflict in our country and how to deal with the difference of opinion. We do not discuss our personal views or get into who/what the show itself supports. This is what we hope is perceived as a relatively neutral discussion on the subject.
In this episode of the DTALKS Podcast, the dads share some of the bonus content normally reserved for the $2 and up tiers of their Patreon. Including: a conversation about wanting to simplify our lives as we grow older, a segment that quickly suffered from wobbly wheels, Joe's story about Pizza Hut and Galan's experience dressing up as a Ninja Turtle for a middle school talent show, and Galan's shameless attempt at sophomoric humor.
In this episode of the DTALKS Podcast, the dads discuss having the conversation that every parent(s) dread...sex. Although years away from the situation, we believe that having a plan going in and being on the same page as the other parent is a solid foundation to build on. This episode of The DTALKS Podcast contains language you'd find in an PG-13 movie.
In this episode of the DTALKS Podcast, the dads discuss having the talk with our kids about alcohol, peer pressure, and how we are aiming to handle how we intend to teach them about the dangers alcohol can bring.
In this episode of the DTALKS Podcast, the dads revisit the second segment of their original conversation with Cinto Ramos, Jr. Back in August of last year, we started out a conversation that went in a VERY interesting direction when we broached the subject of being a Hispanic dad here in Texas, especially given the prevalence of racial issues in the news at the time.
In this episode of the DTALKS Podcast, the dads welcome back previous guest Cinto Ramos Jr. and his friend Frank Minikon Jr, COO of Melanin Origins, a company that publishes children's books, to discuss how we pass on what being a man means to our children and what our children should expect from the men in their lives.
On this episode of the DTALKS Podcast, the dads welcome back previous guest Cinto Ramos Jr. and his friend Frank Minikon Jr, COO of Melanin Origins, a company that publishes children's books, to discuss what it means to be man to each of us. We all come from different backgrounds and have slightly different views, so be sure to listen and see which opinion you identify closest with!
In this episode of the DTALKS Podcast, the dads continue their revisit the conversation they had with legendary sportscaster Dale Hansen of WFAA Channel 8 in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. We can't thank him enough for his thoughts on what makes a good dad and the a candid conversation about his journey as a father.
In this episode of the DTALKS Podcast, the dads revisit the conversation they had with legendary sportscaster Dale Hansen of WFAA Channel 8 in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
You see them all over social media: parenting "hacks." Helpful hints or fodder for comedy?
The dads continue their conversation with former Survivor contestant Charlie Herschel about his and his husband's decision to go to surrogate route for having children.
The dads talk with former Survivor contestant Charlie Herschel about his and his husband's decision to go to surrogate route for having children.
In this episode of the DTALKS Podcast, the dads talk about their biggest recent parenting mistakes, how they’ve dealt with that, and go on to discuss what the believe to be a mistake ours parents made.
In this episode of the DTALKS Podcast, the dads talk to professional soccer player, and former member of the United States national team, Clarence Goodson. He talks about raising his son and daughter, what it was like being a dad while juggling a professional sports career, and what life has been like since retiring.
The dads continue their talk with Shaun about his family's decision to adopt.
In this episode of the DTALKS Podcast, the dads begin a two-part discussion with Shaun (who's also a law enforcement officer) about the circumstances leading up to he and his wife looking into adopting a newborn, the adoption process, and getting the call that they'd been chosen as the new parents of a soon-to-be born baby.