DILF (Dad I'd Like To Friend)

DILF (Dad I'd Like To Friend)

Parenting is one of life’s greatest gifts, yet it can also be stressful, exhausting, and extremely lonely... but YOU ARE NOT ALONE. This podcast was built on the belief that the best way to build community is by digging in and getting honest with ourselves. This is not a place for advice as much as it’s about finding connection with other parents (no matter your gender) who know exactly what you’re going through. Yes, this is a parenting podcast; and while we do discuss issues that revolve around life with kids, we focus more on the life of a human... who happens to be a parent, and how to balance the multitude of hats we wear on a daily basis while attempting to be the best version of ourselves for our partner, our children, and our own personal well-being. // DILF is a top parenting podcast which has broken into Apple's Top 50 Parenting Podcast charts around the world, while recently hitting #6 on the US charts :: To join in on the conversation, find us on Instagram @DILFpodcast //


June 15, 2023 39 mins

Kevin welcomes new dad and California Congressman Jimmy Gomez to address some common misconceptions surrounding new parents, and how Jimmy balances his busy career with his new role as a parent to his son Hodge. They also discuss ways to build  an equitable relationship with your parenting partner, the critical importance of embracing active fatherhood, and the fight for paid parental leave for both moms and dads...


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It's time to fight outdated stereotypes. It's time for parenting culture to invite dads into the conversation... cuz we're already here... and we're not going anywhere.

If you agree, check out our latest blog post HERE...

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February 3, 2022 19 mins

In DILF's Season Two Finale, we explore a short list of actions that we can take as parents in order to attempt to access more joy in our lives...

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January 6, 2022 44 mins

It’s no secret that the world treats men and women very differently… and the same goes for moms and dads; however, truly comprehending what it’s like for the opposite sex is no easy task. Kevin welcomes Nick North, a trans man with the rare experience of living life as both dad and mom. After giving birth to four children, Nick decided that he was tired of living a lie and began his journey transitioning to Dad. 

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Kevin welcomes constant innovator and co-creator of Exploding Kittens, Elan Lee, for a candid conversation on everything from the benefits of creating resource limitations for our children and the importance of charting our own path -- both in life and parenthood… to maintaining a sense of balance with all life throws at us while remaining an actively involved parent and partner. 

// LINKS:  Elan's talk at EG 10 / Aqua Notes

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In this week's DILF Quick Hit, we explore something that happens in homes far too often… and may be one of the biggest ways one can handicap their partner — even with the best of intentions…

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Have you ever taken on too much without asking for any help and then felt over-burdened? If so, you are not alone. It seems to be a far too common occurrence in many co-parenting relationships. In the latest installment of DILF's CoParenting Series, Kevin welcomes back his partner/co-parent to discuss everything from struggles with martyrdom to the importance of empowering our partners and kids for their own well-being... and our o...

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 In this DILF Quick Hit, Kevin once again digs a bit deeper into a moment from our last episode to explore the obstacles to accessing more joy in our lives. 

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October 7, 2021 40 mins

In today's episode, Kevin welcomes Ari Bloom, Founder and CEO of A-Frame Brands, the company behind Kinlo (Naomi Osaka's new suncare brand), and Proudly (a baby care line for children of color by Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union). Ari is also the co-founder of Wise Sons Delicatessen, (and who doesn't love a good deli?!) — so how does this versatile entrepreneur somehow still find the time to make his family a priority? The answer ma...

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September 23, 2021 6 mins

A hobby is defined as an activity done regularly in one's leisure time for pleasure. However, as a parent, few of us are able to find the time (let alone the energy) for such "selfish" endeavors. But what's selfish about finding a moment for yourself from time to time? What if a task as easy as starting a list of potential hobbies to pursue was the answer to opening your world to more joy, more energy, and more possibilities...

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Once known as "the scary dad" in his daughter's pre-school class, top Hollywood screenwriter Dave Callaham (Marvel's groundbreaking Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings) joins Kevin for an intimate discussion on how looks can be deceiving, the ups and downs of his career, how to overcome past trauma to build a brighter future and the importance of being transparent with your feelings — no matter how awkward and scary that may ...

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Rejection from a loved one is hard — no matter who the rejection is coming from. In this DILF Quick Hit, Kevin breaks down a recent experience he had with his son and a potential strategy to flip the script.

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In today's episode, Kevin welcomes Abner Ramirez who with his wife, Amanda Sudano, make up the popular musical duo, Johnnyswim. They also recently became stars of TWO shows on Chip + Joanna Gaines' newly launched Magnolia Network: HOME ON THE ROAD (centered around their life while performing around the world with their three kids in tow) + THE JOHNNYSWIM SHOW (detailing what life is like for a family that has become land-locked aft...

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July 22, 2021 26 mins

We don't often hear about parenting from the perspective of a dad. And all of those outdated stereotypes and internet memes only work to divide moms and dads, when in reality, we all have a lot more in common than the world often presents. In this DILF REPLAY, we revisit where it all began with an episode celebrating ALL that unites us as parents... if we allow ourselves a moment to see things from a fresh perspective. 

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Have you ever felt disconnected  from your spouse? Your children? Yourself? True, we may have all been locked up together for over a year, but many of us stopped truly connecting long before there were ever lockdown orders. In this episode, Kevin invites on his wife and co-parent to explore  methods to assist in reconnecting with those who matter most.

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In celebration of Father's Day, Kevin welcomes a man who epitomizes what this podcast is all about - accessible, vulnerable yet knows how to have some fun, plus a dedicated partner and parent who makes an effort to always put his family first — truly a dad ANY parent would want to… friend. As the force behind viral sensation "Dude Dad," Taylor Calmus makes parents laugh, while showing us how to find the joy in everyday parenthood.


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June 3, 2021 32 mins

Sometimes there are those around us who present as the most positive people in the room, but behind closed doors, it’s a whole different story. Kevin welcomes performer and martial artist, Jaylen Moore for an intimate discussion on modern masculinity,  allowing ourselves to be vulnerable in front of our children, coping with depression as a parent, and moving through grief in order to thrive.

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Kevin welcomes Glen Henry (the dad behind Beleaf in Fatherhood & star of Apple TV+’s Dads alongside Will Smith and Neil Patrick Harris) for a vulnerably honest conversation debunking outdated family ideals like "Happy Wife, Happy Life" or "men don't have feelings;" while  exploring how to move forward  when you are simply... all tapped out. 

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Season 2 (launching in line with the start of Mental Health Awareness Month) delves even deeper with a genuine dialogue about the true realities parents face in today’s hectic world with the goal of eliminating much of the stigma and shame surrounding common mental health issues like anxiety and depression that affect parents around the globe.

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DAD I’D LIKE TO FRIEND (aka: The DILF Podcast) first gained attention for being a vulnerably honest parenting podcast from the often underestimated perspective of a father. Featured by People Magazine, Season 1 ranked in the top 2% of podcasts worldwide – breaking onto Apple’s Top 50 Parenting Podcast charts in the US, Canada, Australia, Spain, Israel, New Zealand, Mexico, Germany, Denmark, France, and the UK. Departing from the sa...

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