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

Blue Valentine w. Esmé Weijun Wang

May 5, 2021

We unpack the big feelings that fuel Blue Valentine—which is not Blue Velvet (though it is at once …

BONUS EPISODE: Room 237 [Patreon Bonus]

May 3, 2021

Inspired by our recent conversation about The Shining, we talked Kubrickian conspiracy theories and…

Here's a "week off" message from Sarah

April 29, 2021

We're taking this week off, but here's a quick hello from Sarah! We'll be back next week! In the me…

Pretty Woman w. Maggie Rose

April 21, 2021

Heartwarming hilarity ensues when a quirky sex-worker helps a corporate raider get over his daddy i…

Rain Man w. Eric Michael Garcia

April 14, 2021

We discuss all things Rain Man—from the plentitude of dad issues to the many things it got wrong ab…

The Shining (page to screen!)

April 7, 2021

We take a close look at The Shining—both the Stephen King classic and the Stanley Kubrick classic—a…

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 …