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podcasts: Dadsplaining, A Fatherhood Podcast

Every week on Dadsplaining we cover all the best, funniest, and grossest aspects of fatherhood. Join two first-time dads as we talk our way through our kids growing up and the adventures of parenthood. Episode topics include: Baby delivery day, what it feels like to be a Dad, supporting the Moms, and Dad Bods.

Most Recent Episode:

Milestones

Topics: Brandon and Jesse catch up on what's new with their kids this week: Noah's ear infection saga and chomping daycare pals. Then we dig into this week's topic: milestones. Every kid grows at their own rate, but it's easy to play the comparison game and wonder if your child is falling behind. We talk about our experiences, and why it's important to keep perspective. Then, Jesse brings up a study that shows how important it is to let your kid get physical. LINKS: Study on physical touch and childhood development: https://bit.ly/2QGWAAx Listen to the end for a groan-worthy dad joke and don't forget to share us with fellow dads! Also, we stream most of our recording sessions on Facebook Live, so be sure to follow us! Here's how... Like us on Facebook: //www.facebook.com/DadsplainingPodcast Follow us on Twitter: //twitter.com/dadsplainingpod Follow us on Instagram: //instagram.com/dadsplainingpodcast Or send us an email at dadsplainingpodcast@gmail.com.
Posted: January 21, 2019

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Childproofing

Topics: Brandon and Jesse catch up on what's new with their kids this week: ear infections, high fives, and peek-a-boo. Then we dig into this week's topic: childproofing. We're just getting started with this process, and it's easy to get overwhelmed with all the products out there and all the things you have to think about. But we break down some helpful lists and resources to help you get it done without losing your mind. LINKS: David's bedtime hippo toy: https://amzn.to/2FpNYgt Brandon's magnetic cabinet locks: https://amzn.to/2CgJxk0 Baby-proofing tips: https://bit.ly/2HcRxbw Baby-proofing products: https://bit.ly/2CixT8p Find a professional: https://iafcs.org/ Listen to the end for a groan-worthy dad joke and don't forget to share us with fellow dads! Also, we stream most of our recording sessions on Facebook Live, so be sure to follow us! Here's how... Like us on Facebook: //www.facebook.com/DadsplainingPodcast Follow us on Twitter: //twitter.com/dadsplainingpod Follow us on Instagram: //instagram.com/dadsplainingpodcast Or send us an email at dadsplainingpodcast@gmail.com.

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Surviving the Holidays as New Parents

Topics: Brandon and Jesse catch up on what's new with their kids this week: first steps (David) and crawling (Noah)! Then we dig into this week's topic: surviving the holidays. This was our first *real* Christmas as dads, so there was a steep learning curve. We get into the good, the bad and the ugly, and throw in some tips on how to survive traveling and visiting with family. We also talk about some cool parenting news in places like Albuquerque and New York, where bills are being passed to make things easier on working parents. Here's the article we discuss: https://bit.ly/2Sxg3Wg Listen to the end for a groan-worthy dad joke and don't forget to share us with fellow dads! Also, we stream most of our recording sessions on Facebook Live, so be sure to follow us! Here's how... Like us on Facebook: //www.facebook.com/DadsplainingPodcast Follow us on Twitter: //twitter.com/dadsplainingpod Follow us on Instagram: //instagram.com/dadsplainingpodcast

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What happens when your baby gets sick (and why that's not always a bad thing)

Topics: Brandon and Jesse catch up on what's new with their kids this week: getting baptized, one-year immunizations, and (slowly) learning to walk. Then we dig into this week's topic: sickness. Babies get sick CONSTANTLY, especially when exposed to other babies. Ear and respiratory infections, diarrhea, vomiting, all that fun stuff - it's gonna happen. It's tough on the parents, especially when *YOU* get sick too. But according to a Dutch study, exposure to germs as a baby means fewer sick days as your kid gets older. It sounds like common sense, but when you're an inexperienced, freaked-out parent like we are, it can be hard to see the obvious... so we're here to help you out. Here's the article we discuss: https://nyti.ms/2EhJU1f Listen to the end for a groan-worthy dad joke and don't forget to share us with fellow dads! Also, we stream most of our recording sessions on Facebook Live, so be sure to follow us! Here's how... Like us on Facebook: //www.facebook.com/DadsplainingPodcast Follow us on Twitter: //twitter.com/dadsplainingpod Follow us on Instagram: //instagram.com/dadsplainingpodcast

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Dadsplaining Update

Topics: Jesse gives a quick update on next week's episode.

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The Story So Far

Topics: Brandon and Jesse catch up on what's new with their kids this week: crawling, walking and climbing stairs. Then we dig into this week's topic: a nostalgic, honest look back at our time as fathers. We've only been in this game for nine months (for Brandon) and thirteen months (for Jesse), but we've learned a lot in that short time. There's a lot we've done right, and a whole lot we've done wrong. From changing diapers, to establishing sleep patterns, to losing our sense of identity, we go over it all, the good, the bad and the ugly. Listen to the end for a groan-worthy dad joke and don't forget to share us with fellow dads! Also, we stream most of our recording sessions on Facebook Live, so be sure to follow us! Here's how... Like us on Facebook: //www.facebook.com/DadsplainingPodcast Follow us on Twitter: //twitter.com/dadsplainingpod Follow us on Instagram: //instagram.com/dadsplainingpodcast

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Kids' TV

Topics: Brandon and Jesse catch up on what's new with their kids this week: Christmas decorations, double ear infections, and sleeping through the night. Then we dig into this week's topic: kids' television shows. Jesse's son is getting to the age where he can follow a kids' cartoon with some level of interest and attention, so Jesse's looking at the current selection of kids' shows, and there's a lot out there. We also talk about shows we enjoyed as kids, as well as a creepy phenomenon that's been sweeping YouTube for about a year. It's something you need to know about if you let your kid watch YouTube videos, especially without supervision. Here's the story we discussed about creepy YouTube videos targeting kids: https://bbc.in/2NjW8Xi Listen to the end for a groan-worthy dad joke and don't forget to share us with fellow dads! Also, we stream most of our recording sessions on Facebook Live, so be sure to follow us! Here's how... Like us on Facebook: //www.facebook.com/DadsplainingPodcast Follow us on Twitter: //twitter.com/dadsplainingpod Follow us on Instagram: //instagram.com/dadsplainingpodcast

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Parenting Fears

Topics: Brandon and Jesse catch up on what's new with their kids this week: learning to clap, falling down, and herding babies at birthday parties. Then we dig into this week's topic: fears. There's so much to be afraid of out there in the world when you've got a kid that sometimes you just want to put them in a bubble. But when you look at the facts, the world's a lot safer than it used to be, and there's a lot to be excited about. Jesse references a TED Talk by Dr. Steven Pinker. You can check it out here: https://youtu.be/yCm9Ng0bbEQ Listen to the end for a groan-worthy dad joke and don't forget to share us with fellow dads! Also, we stream most of our recording sessions on Facebook Live, so be sure to follow us! Here's how... Like us on Facebook: //www.facebook.com/DadsplainingPodcast Follow us on Twitter: //twitter.com/dadsplainingpod Follow us on Instagram: //instagram.com/dadsplainingpodcast

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Setting Routines

Topics: Brandon and Jesse catch up on what's new with their kids this week: getting sick at daycare, rolling over, and trying finger foods. Then we dig into this week's topic: setting routines. It's not always easy, and it doesn't always go according to plan, but getting your kid into a (semi-)reliable routine is crucial to making sure they stay rested... and you stay sane. Jesse talks about "Prime Time Parenting." Here's the article: https://on.today.com/2DOU1KM Listen to the end for a groan-worthy dad joke and don't forget to share us with fellow dads! Also, we stream most of our recording sessions on Facebook Live, so be sure to follow us! Here's how... Like us on Facebook: //www.facebook.com/DadsplainingPodcast Follow us on Twitter: //twitter.com/dadsplainingpod Follow us on Instagram: //instagram.com/dadsplainingpodcast

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Food, the Other 4-Letter F-Word

Topics: Brandon and Jesse catch up on what's new with their kids this week: going back to work, rolling over, and graduating from the infant bath to the "big boy" bath. Then we dig into this week's topic: food. Pouches, jars, homemade vs. store-bought, bottles, breastfeeding, weaning... we cover it all. We also go through the recent scare caused by Consumer Report's study of heavy metals in baby food. It sounds terrifying, but we'll help you understand why it's not as apocalyptic as everyone wants you to think. Here's the report Jesse brings up: https://bit.ly/2OAODMw Listen to the end for a groan-worthy dad joke and don't forget to share us with fellow dads! Also, we stream most of our recording sessions on Facebook Live, so be sure to follow us! Here's how... Like us on Facebook: //www.facebook.com/DadsplainingPodcast Follow us on Twitter: //twitter.com/dadsplainingpod Follow us on Instagram: //instagram.com/dadsplainingpodcast

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News

  • A veterinarian euthanized a 7-to 8-month-old Labrador retriever-American pitbull mix puppy at an overcrowded animal shelter in Davenport, Iowa, but when the vet returned to the room, the puppy was still alive and well. >> Read more trending news  “And thank goodness, the vet said he wouldn’t do it again,” according to a social media post from Kings Harvest Pet Rescue No Kill Shelter, which took in the puppy, named Rudolph. “We brought him to our shelter in hopes somebody would come adopt him and give him a second chance at life,” the shelter official said. And that is what is happening now, according to news reports. The shelter has found a potential adopter for Rudolph and is verifying information on the puppy’s future family. “He’s a miracle dog, absolutely,” Kylie Jo Mitchell, who works at the pet rescue, told WQAD. “I’ve never heard of anything like this, ever,” Mitchell said. “This is a first.” >> Trending: Emotional support alligator visits senior home, is just like a dog, owner says There’s been a lot of interest in Rudolph’s fate. The shelter’s post has been shared more than 2,000 times and hundreds of people have commented on it, writing about their interest in adopting him.    
  • With no end in sight to the partial government shutdown, and the possibility that 800,000 federal workers will miss another paycheck at the end of this week, the Trump Administration reported Monday that ‘unscheduled absences’ by TSA airport screeners hit 10 percent on Sunday, with that number jumping over the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend, as security screeners continue to work without pay because of a battle between the President and Democrats in Congress over funding for a border wall. “TSA experienced a national rate of 10 percent of unscheduled absences compared to a 3.1 percent rate one year ago on the same weekday,” the Transportation Security Administration reported, again using the same language in a daily news release that “many employees are reporting that they are not able to report to work due to financial limitations.” The number of absent screeners had held around 6 percent much of last week, but the TSA reported the number of screeners not showing up for work as planned hit 7 percent on Friday, 8 percent on Saturday, and then 10 percent on Sunday. . @TSA says that 10 percent of its workforce had an 'unscheduled absence' Sunday, compared to just 3.1 percent on the same day last year; that means more than 3,000 TSA agents called off #GovernmentShutdown — Gabe Gutierrez (@gabegutierrez) January 21, 2019 The TSA said in a news release that ‘99.9 percent of passengers waited less than 30 minutes’ to go through airport screening on Sunday. But on Saturday, excessive sick calls by TSA airport screeners forced officials at Baltimore-Washington International Airport to use emergency plans to deal with the lack of airport screeners, closing a major security checkpoint early at the airport. That major checkpoint for Southwest Airlines flights wasn’t closed for just a few hours – but remained shut down on Sunday and Monday as well, because of a lack of security screeners. “It is important to clarify that it is not unusual for TSA and BWI Marshall to open or close one of our security checkpoints,” the airport said in a written statement. “This will have minimal, if any, impact on passengers and no impact on airport operations,” the BWI statement read. . @TSA in collaboration with airport authorities & servicing airlines will be exercising a contingency plan at @BWI_Airport due to excessive callouts. Checkpoint A will be closing at 5:35pm. Passengers should arrive early for evening flights. Contact airport & airlines for updates — TSA (@TSA) January 19, 2019 Earlier this month, press reports of airport screeners calling in sick because of the government shutdown – and the lack of pay for screeners – was denounced as ‘fake news’ by a top Department of Homeland Security spokesman, as well as the White House. Like other federal workers, TSA screeners have been coming to work since the partial government shutdown started on December 22; they were paid as scheduled on December 29, but missed a check on January 11, and a second check may not be paid on January 25.
  • A group of five black men shouting vulgar insults while protesting centuries of oppression. Dozens of white Catholic high school students visiting Washington for a rally to end abortion. And Native Americans marching to end injustice for indigenous peoples across the globe who have seen their lands overrun by outside settlers. The three groups met for just a few minutes Friday at the base of the Lincoln Memorial, an encounter captured in videos that went viral over the weekend — and again cast a spotlight on a polarized nation that doesn't appear to agree on anything. At first the focus was on a short video showing one of the high school students, Nick Sandmann, wearing a red 'Make America Great Again' hat and appearing to smirk while a crowd of other teens laughed derisively behind him as a 64-year-old Native American, Nathan Phillips, played a traditional chant on a drum. Pull back further and a different view emerged, however, in a separate video showing members of a group calling itself the Black Hebrew Israelites taunting everyone on the mall that day, calling the Native Americans who had gathered there for the Indigenous Peoples March 'Uncle Tomahawks' and '$5 Indians' and the high school students 'crackers' and worse. It was an ugly encounter of spewed epithets but one that nevertheless ended with no punches thrown or other violence. Still, the videos were all over social media, again appearing to illustrate a nation of such deep divisions — racial, religious and ideological — that no one was willing to listen to the others' point of view. Add to that the political tensions spilling over from a government shutdown that has gone on for a month and the stage was set for a viral moment. But in this case it didn't tell the whole story, all the parties involved agree. 'I would caution everyone passing judgment based on a few seconds of video to watch the longer video clips that are on the internet, as they show a much different story than is being portrayed by people with agendas,' Sandmann, a junior, said in a statement released late Sunday. Sandmann's statement does seem at odds with some video from the confrontation that showed students from his school, Covington Catholic High in Park Hills, Kentucky, laughing at Phillips' Native American group and mockingly singing along with him, as well as interviews with Phillips who said he heard the students shout 'Build that wall!' and 'Go back to the reservation!' The fullest view of what happened that Friday afternoon came from a nearly two-hour video posted on Facebook by Shar Yaqataz Banyamyan. It showed members of his Black Hebrew Israelite group repeatedly interacting with the crowd as people from the Indigenous Peoples March and the high school students vigorously argued with them for a few minutes. Sandmann said in his statement the students from his all-male high school were waiting for their buses near Banyamyan's group when the latter started to taunt them. One of the students took off his shirt and the teens started to do a haka — a war dance of New Zealand's indigenous Maori culture, made famous by the country's national rugby team. Phillips, an elder of the Omaha tribe, and Marcus Frejo, a member of the Pawnee and Seminole tribes, said they felt the students were mocking the dance and walked over to intervene. Phillips and Sandmann locked eyes, their faces inches apart. Both men said their goal was simply to make sure things didn't get out of hand. But caught on video, the encounter still went viral. The high school students felt they were unfairly portrayed as villains in a situation where they say they were not the provocateurs. 'I am being called every name in the book, including a racist, and I will not stand for this mob-like character assassination,' Sandmann said in his statement. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Covington apologized for the incident, promising an investigation that could lead to punishment up to expulsion if any wrongdoing by the students was determined. The Indigenous Peoples Movement felt the encounter was a reminder the U.S. was founded on racism and President Donald Trump's presidency is rekindling hatred based on skin color. 'Trump has riled up a reactionary voting block that reminds us that we are a nation founded on patriarchy, genocide and racism. Trump is clearly giving these archaic instincts license, encouraging the kind of aggressive goading that I witnessed,' movement spokesman Chase Iron Eyes said in a statement. Banyamyan posted his own reaction on Facebook, referencing the dozens of high school students in their Make America Great Again gear coming over to his group of five and chanting. In a rambling video, he also praised Phillips and compared Sandmann to the devil. After the sun set and the Covington high school students left, Banyamyan's video showed a few police officers stopping by to check on his group as they were wrapping up their protest. One of the officers said they were worried by the number of people that briefly massed in that one spot. One of the Black Hebrew Israelites said there were no problems. 'We weren't threatened by them,' he said. 'It was an OK dialogue.
  • A 14-foot aluminum boat flipped over on the Chattahoochee River on Monday afternoon, authorities confirmed. A man and woman were fishing while inside the boat along with their dog, and all three ended up in the chilly water, Hall County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Derrick Booth told Channel 2 Action News. The boat flipped over near the Lula Road bridge. The man was able to make his way back to the bank, but the woman was holding onto a tree limb in the water when first responders arrived, Booth said. She was in the water for about 25 minutes before being rescued. The dog was also in the water and Hall County Fire launched a boat that was able to rescue the dog, he said. All three were about 50 yards away from the shore when their boat capsized, Booth said. The man and woman were taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center to be evaluated because of the cold temperature of the water. They are expected to be OK, Channel 2 reported. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is investigating the incident.  In other news:
  • The 2019 Oscar nominations will revealed LIVE Tuesday on 'Good Morning America.' The nominations event will start around 8:20 a.m.  The Academy announced last week that Kumail Nanjiani and Tracee Ellis Ross will host the event. Who's excited for #OscarNoms? Join @KumailN and @TraceeEllisRoss on Tuesday at 5:20 am PST. https://t.co/cZbmfjsA1S pic.twitter.com/drK62oiFDk — The Academy (@TheAcademy) January 17, 2019 In addition to watching on Channel 2, the event will also be streamed on The Academy's YouTube channel. WATCH 'Good Morning America' immediately following Channel 2 Action News This Morning, starting at 4:30 a.m.
  • Family and friends are remembering a University of Georgia student who died in a fiery crash. William Aaron Whitaker, of Carrollton, died Thursday night in the crash that shut down the interstate between I-285 and Fulton Industrial Boulevard for about 10 hours, UGA spokesman Greg Trevor told AJC.com.  Whitaker was a sophomore studying exercise science and athletic training, according to an obituary on the Hightower Family Funeral Homes website.  Mario Vilan Polier, 53, of Hialeah, Florida, faces charges of improper lane change, following too closely and second-degree homicide by vehicle in connection with the incident.  Polier’s tractor-trailer overturned onto its passenger side while traveling on I-20 east around 7:30 p.m., crashing into a concrete barrier between the eastbound and westbound lanes, the Georgia State Patrol said. Debris from the concrete barrier went into the westbound lanes, striking two vehicles. TRENDING STORIES: Blood pressure medication recalled due to cancer risk Heads up, drivers: Multiple roads close for Super Bowl events beginning today DFCS dismissed abuse report before Georgia kids were found buried One of those vehicles was Whitaker’s, who died at the scene, GSP said. Three other people were also injured in the crash, but their conditions were not released. The deadly wreck shut down all eastbound I-20 lanes and all but one westbound lane Thursday night, and it brought brought I-20 traffic to a standstill back to Thornton Road, according to the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center.  Polier is in the Fulton County Jail on a $35,000 bond, according to county jail records. He also has a hold placed on him by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.