June 23, 2021

The Mummy [1999] w. Neeraja Viswanathan

We dream about dead guys, and all the daddies in The Mummy [1999], with Neeraja Viswanathan. You can f ind Neeraja on Twitter her…

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June 16, 2021

Grosse Pointe Blank w. Chris Gethard

If you love something, set it free. If it comes back to you, it's... well... broken. We talk Grosse Pointe Blank with Chris Getha…

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June 16, 2021

Grosse Pointe Blank w. Chris Gethard

If you love something, set it free. If it comes back to you, it's... well... broken. We talk Grosse Pointe Blank with Chris Getha…

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June 9, 2021

A League of Their Own w. Jade Van Kley

This week we talk about our daughter, Dottie, and our other daughter, Dottie’s sister. Join us (and guest Jade Van Kley) for a li…

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June 2, 2021

Dazed and Confused w. Sean Nelson

Well, we got no class and we got no principals. We ain't got no innocence. We can't even think of a word that rhymes. School's ou…

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May 26, 2021

Beauty and the Beast [1991] w. Dana Schwartz

A bride without a head! A wolf without a foot! We laugh and cry and sing and love Howard Ashman (and, of course, Jerry Orbach). W…

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May 19, 2021

American Gangster w. Sin á Tes Souhaits

American Gangster goes deep on power, racism, organized crime, geopolitics and—of course—dads and we get into all that and more w…

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May 12, 2021

Pretty in Pink w. Julie Klausner

Is Ducky a comedy writer these days? Is Iona the Daddy? What literal genius thought to put Harry Dean Stanton in a teen comedy? W…

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May 5, 2021

Blue Valentine w. Esmé Weijun Wang

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

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May 3, 2021

BONUS EPISODE: Room 237 [Patreon Bonus]

Inspired by our conversation about The Shining , we talked Kubrickian conspiracy theories and Room 237 with our pal Patrick McGin…

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April 29, 2021

Here's a "week off" message from Sarah

We're taking this week off, but here's a quick hello from Sarah! We'll be back next week! In the meantime you can find us on Twit…

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April 21, 2021

Pretty Woman w. Maggie Rose

Heartwarming hilarity ensues when a quirky sex-worker helps a corporate raider get over his daddy issues. Join us and special gue…

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April 14, 2021

Rain Man w. Eric Michael Garcia

We discuss all things Rain Man — from the plentitude of dad issues to the many things it got wrong about autism — with journalist…

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April 7, 2021

The Shining (page to screen!)

We take a close look at The Shining — both the Stephen King classic and the Stanley Kubrick classic — and discuss Jack Torrance's…

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March 31, 2021

Guardians of the Galaxy 1 & 2 w. Fangirl Jeanne

It is about good dads and bad dads; present dads and absent dads; biological dads and adoptive dads. Join us as we discuss Marvel…

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March 24, 2021

The Silence of the Lambs w. Harmony Colangelo

Clarice Starling was a revelation while the portrayal of "Buffalo Bill" became a bane for many trans people coming of age. The im…

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March 17, 2021

The Lord of the Rings with Talia Lavin

A few Halfling hippies assemble an eclectic fellowship and go on the adventure of a lifetime. Dads and daddies abound. We talk Ho…

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March 10, 2021

Clueless with Kristofer Thomas

One time in the 1990s a scary litigator melted the hearts of millions of kids by reminding his daughter that "you divorce wives, …

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March 3, 2021

The Wrestler w. Gaby Dunn

It's a movie about a big, messy sweetie who can't get out of his own way and all of the folks who suffer as a result. We talk The…

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Feb. 24, 2021

Muriel's Wedding with Laura Lippman

An effervescent dark comedy that addresses the crushing nature of patriarchy while also paying tribute to ABBA on a number of lev…

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Feb. 17, 2021

The Dark Knight with Aubrey Gordon

A bunch of men have competing views on how best to parent their city, though they all agree the task of dadding around is a thank…

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Feb. 14, 2021

Bonus Episode: Death (and other stuff)

We're putting last week's episode of Shootin' the Shit w. Why Are Dads [our Patreon bonus series] over here on the main feed beca…

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Feb. 10, 2021

10 Things I Hate About You with Sanpriti Ireland

10 Things I Hate About You is Shakespeare seen through a 90s teen comedy lens and it remains such a treat. Along with special gue…

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Feb. 3, 2021

Fargo with Clementine Ford

A group of men have some feelings, don't know what to do with them, and get everyone around them into a big mess. Sound familiar?…

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