Why Are Dads?

Why Are Dads?

Sarah Marshall and Alex Steed attempt to understand what the hell it means to be the grown children of dads and other dad-like figures. And, as they do with all difficult subject matter, they do so by looking through a pop culture lens.

Recent Episodes

The Wrestler w. Gaby Dunn

March 3, 2021

It's a movie about who we are in the public eye and outside of it, and a big, messy sweetie who can…

Muriel's Wedding with Laura Lippman

Feb. 24, 2021

An effervescent dark comedy that addresses the crushing nature of patriarchy while also paying trib…

The Dark Knight with Aubrey Gordon

Feb. 17, 2021

A bunch of men have competing views on how best to parent their city, though they all agree the tas…

Bonus Episode: Death (and other stuff)

Feb. 14, 2021

We're putting last week's episode of Shootin' the Shit w. Why Are Dads [our Patreon bonus series] o…

10 Things I Hate About You with Sanpriti Ireland

Feb. 10, 2021

10 Things I Hate About You is Shakespeare seen through a 90s teen comedy lens and it remains such a…

Fargo with Clementine Ford

Feb. 3, 2021

A group of men have some feelings, don't know what to do with them, and get everyone around them in…

Recent Blog Posts

For whom would your favorite horror film vote?

So this is not dad related, but Sarah and I (Alex) made this infographic 6 years ago and I had almost wholly forgotten about it.  Here is what I …