Joey is a full-time dad and lawyer living outside Chicago. He's a part-time suburban homesteader, cook, homebrewer, cinephile and comic book geek. He's also a co-host of the podcast Sessionable Discourse.
January 15th, 2019 | 21 mins 23 secs
bedtime, dinnertime, meals, potty training
Joey's son is potty training, and the guys prepare Scott to start thinking about that milestone.
January 1st, 2019 | 24 mins 47 secs
babies, multiple kids, pregnancy
Happy 2019! New year, new...well, you’re just going to have to listen to find out.
Sorry for Scott’s audio this episode. On top of being sick, he sounds like he’s recording in a tin can.
December 18th, 2018 | 32 mins 36 secs
batman, moviepass, movies, terrible twos, threenager
The guys catch up after a long hiatus. Scott learns about the wonderful 15-18 month old timeframe, and the not-so-wonderful time that comes after. Garrett talks about the joys of parenting a kid who shares all of his irritating behaviors. Joey's boys play as the dynamic duo, Batman & Batman.
May 7th, 2018 | 23 mins 10 secs
dinner, goonies, imdb, movies, restaurants, the little mermaid
The guys talk about eating out at restaurants with kids. Joey is concerned about raising “well-done” children. Scott shares some gems from IMDB’s Parents Guide.
March 31st, 2018 | 22 mins 4 secs
bagel bites, gifts, pictures, pizza
Sorry it’s been a while — we’ve missed you.
This episode we talk about gifts that our kids have given us, then venture down the rabbit hole discussing a popular, carb-heavy foodstuff from our childhood. It has nothing to do with parenting, but you know what they say: when pizza’s on a bagel, you can talk about pizza anytime.
The infamous Bagel Bites commercial: https://youtu.be/pQBan9MOy60
March 4th, 2018 | 22 mins 5 secs
babysitter, bottles, top dad
Scott got a new bottle brush recently, and he’s VERY excited about it. The guys talk about the hottest new reality competition for dads. Joey and Garrett help Scott prepare for their first night with a babysitter.
February 11th, 2018 | 23 mins 4 secs
Garrett leads Scott and Joey into a game of "Never Have I Ever (Parent Edition)."
January 28th, 2018 | 23 mins 39 secs
diapers, fatherhood, phones, poop, resolutions
Joey has a 2018 resolution to use his phone less around his kids. Scott plays diaper roulette. Garrett talks about the low (low!) bar that old people have when it comes to dad expectations.
January 11th, 2018 | 29 mins 47 secs
gift-giving, gifts, leash, sick
Scott’s sick (again) after taking a weaponized cough to the eyeball.
The guys discuss kids that just wander off, and how one of us was a leash kid (guess who?). Fresh off the heels of the holiday season, Joey has questions about gift-giving philosophy and memorable gifts.
December 23rd, 2017 | 31 mins 25 secs
christmas, holiday, movies, music, star wars, travel
Joey is on the road, and he’s set up a recording studio in his parents’ basement using only a Swiss Army knife and a roll of duct tape.
Garrett can’t remember the name of his favorite holiday movie. Joey wishes everyone an Earth, Wind, and Fire-riffic Christmas. Scott has strong feelings about the kids table.
December 10th, 2017 | 25 mins 14 secs
clothing, cold, daycare, marie kondo, shoes, sick
Poor Garrett. He’s feeling under the weather, getting judged by his daycare, and is about to experience a shoe-related intervention. We promise we’ll be nicer to him next time.
November 27th, 2017 | 23 mins 5 secs
costumes, halloween, holidays, pumpkins, storage
It’s the holiday season! No, not that holiday season — this episode is mostly about Halloween, because we’re still working through our recording backlog. It's like a month-old piece of candy that you just found at the back of the cupboard: a little stale, but okay if you just really, really want a piece of candy.
The guys talk costumes, pumpkin carving, and trick-or-treating plans. Joey is grumpy.
November 12th, 2017 | 29 mins 18 secs
breastfeeding, breastmilk, gerber, lean management, pouchfail, pouchwin
Scott channels Indiana Jones at his freezer. Garrett and Joey give their status report on Lean Management Mornings (see ep. 9). The guys discuss a recent Gerber innovation that will change everything you know about pouch-based snacks.
October 29th, 2017 | 23 mins 52 secs
behavior, daycare, driving, drop-off, swearing
“I remember a time of chaos, ruined dreams, this wasted land.”
Fun fact: the narrator at the beginning of Mad Max 2 was talking about his daycare parking lot at drop-off time.
Scott has good news. Garrett's kid learned a fun new phrase from a classmate. The guys share daycare drop-off horror stories. Joey alternates between driving like an old person and driving 2 Fast AND 2 Furious.
October 15th, 2017 | 25 mins 27 secs
dadcon, lean management, routine
This episode is Serious Business.
The guys discuss using Lean Management Strategies with toddlers because, let’s be honest, small kids love focusing on things like key performance indicators, continuous improvement, and process optimization.
If you like what you hear, be sure to grab a ticket to DadCon 2018, an annual gathering of innovators, mavericks, and thought leaders in the burgeoning fatherhood-space.
October 1st, 2017 | 21 mins 43 secs
arbys, brosectomy, diet, road trip, travel, vasectomy
Joey is on a new diet, and it doesn’t include cheesesteaks. The guys talk about the latest craze in luxury surgical sterilization. Scott gets advice in preparation for an upcoming road trip. This episode was brought to you by Arby’s™, Squarespace™, Subway™, Culver’s™, Bob Evans™, Denny’s™, and not Mission Critical™.