Irritable Dad Syndrome

Irritable Dad Syndrome

Cincinnati's Comedy Podcast!


May 14, 2024 25 mins

Last week, our boys went on a tangent, so they decided to weave all the extra content into this episode.

They chat about songs that aren't quite what they seem… featuring tunes from The Police, U2, John Mellencamp, Bruce Springsteen, and The Fray.

Also, Mike and Darin finally reveal their favorite puppets... Mr. Wendell the Frog and Mikey the Monkey!

Watch out for spoilers galore for anyone who hasn...

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This week on Irritable Dad Syndrome, Mike and Darin delve into the fascinating world of Metallica, examining not only their personal knowledge, but also addressing the tendency of some to condescend to those less informed.

We're curious, what's your go-to Peeps flavor? Or do you love them all just as much as we do?

In another twist, Darin and Libby share a hilarious encounter at a Chick Fil A drive-thru...

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On this episode of Irritable Dad Syndrome, Darin's Mom did something that just might get her banned at TJ Maxx!

Plus, Mike became a local hero during his visit to Record Store Day.

We also talk about extended warranties, chinese food, erectile dysfunction treatments and lots of things that smell bad.

This show is plusier and rewardier than it's ever been before. We're glad you're listening!


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 Mike bought a new car and boy howdy, things sure have changed since the last time he did that!

Plus... is it a good idea to watch Pulp Fiction with your kid? Darin found out after watching it with his son.

And Mike might have the funniest Chick-Fil-A story of all time that involves farts, your mom and horses. 

There's a ton of deleted clips at the end so be sure to sit through the credits!

If you miss this episode you'll reg...

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For our 200th episode, Dave Lay joins us in the studio! Mike shares a hilarious story about reading the bible and Darin tells how he almost lost an eye while fishing. Plus, the guys talk about Ghostbusters, Back to the Future and what to do when your radiator leaks coolant. 

But that's not all! Tune in for cameo appearances by Greg Botos, Lisa Hughes, Leslie Colley Hohl and Dave's Mom! I know we're forgetting somebody...

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On this week's episode, was Darin reading an adult novel in the airport? 

Plus, Mike goes deep in conversation about why bananas don't taste like they're actually supposed to.

And Darin finally saw John Wick 4. You don't want to miss his review

Don't forget to tune in next week for our 200th episode and go to our website to buy a shirt!


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On this week's episode, the boys talk about legendary actor, M. Emmett Walsh, who NPR described as "Ham-Faced." Why would they do that?

Plus, can somebody explain why Mike's KIA is acting all screwy?

and Darin let his family watch one of the greatest comedies of all time... Better Off Dead! Listen to this podcast with someone you love and don't forget that you owe us two dollars!


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On this week's episode, the boys really want Ryan Gosling to be on the podcast and will do whatever it takes to get him as a guest!

Also, did Darin's family try to lose him at the movie theater? Hear the story and you be the judge.

Plus, Darin takes the Oscar quiz, Mike's attempt to get all the free water and another heated discussion about the best way to make pancakes.

If you can't listen to this episode now, dow...

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March 19, 2024 55 mins

OK here's what you need to know about this episode of Irritable Dad Syndrome

Mike sounds exactly like the sandworms in Dune: Part Two

Darin loves the AMC customer service bot

There's a website about bent carrots and it's not really about bent carrots, if you know what I mean

Listen to hysterical, uncensored outtakes from this episode by joining patreon at


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Darin just made it to the Guinness World Records! Let's unpack that.

Also, we're chatting about Dune Part 2, Moby Dick, Dr. Pepper flavored Peeps, and a shop stocked with more than 40,000 holsters!

You're in for a treat with this episode!

#BrickeysComedyClub #GuinnessWorldRecord #Dune2 #MobyDick #HermanMelville #DrPepper #Peeps #dunepart2

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March 7, 2024 12 mins

Mike shares a throwback tale about a neighborhood cake shop that had to improvise when they ran out of an ingredient. The result? The most epic birthday cake ever!

Enjoy this Thursday Bonus Episode!

#ThrowbackThursday #SanfordAndSon #Grady #MichaelJackson #BirthdayCake

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March 5, 2024 61 mins

Catan has taken over Darin's house and it's causing some serious family feuds!

Ever wondered the right way to hold a potato? Yeah, us too.

Darin spills about another cringe-worthy standup comedy experience while Mike dares to compare Taylor Swift to Tool. Give this episode a listen... and then replay it with a buddy.

If you're up for it, grab an Irritable Dad Syndrome tee at www.irritabled...

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February 27, 2024 58 mins

On this week's episode, Mike went back to Las Vegas to see his favorite band again and all kinds of crap went wrong!. Darin says "Yeah" a whole lot. We shouldn't sell ourselves short... it's still a really good episode.


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Get ready for a real treat this week on our podcast! Mike and Darin are thrilled to welcome Craig Augenstein, the producer behind Vibraflux's latest album!

New to Vibraflux? They're a group of talented young musicians who started an epic album in the late 1900s. Due to one wild turn of events after another, the album only just got finished last year.

The journey of this album's creation is a story y...

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February 13, 2024 48 mins

Right off the top... this episode is legendary!

Longtime fan of the show, Jim Timmerman sends us the Chick-Fil-A story of the week and it's a doozie!

Plus, Mike tells the story about the time his &^% flew off and tries his very best to explain what's wrong with LinkedIn.

But wait... there's more! Darin learned something crazy about The Ramones and gives the origin story behind America's favo...

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February 6, 2024 45 mins

Catch the latest episode where Darin faces off with a garage mouse - spoiler alert: It doesn't go as planned. 🐭

Also, who can explain the kids wearing shorts in winter trend? ❄️🩳

Mike's dropping a bombshell of an idea... Rage Against the Machine for kids! 🤘🎸

Tag your listening buddy and tune in for some fun! 📻💕

#MouseTrap #WinterFashion #TaylorSwift #RATM #Dune2

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In the latest episode this week, Mike experienced a memorable senior moment at Kroger while Darin encountered an intriguing personality at the Nate Bargatze's concert.

Additionally, the duo dives deep into the Young Guns 1 and 2, explores the world of stress-free peanut butter, and shares about Darin's unique professional drumming gig.

Moreover, we're dealing with a resurgence of trolls due to our r...

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January 23, 2024 64 mins

Remember that guy who knows everything about game shows? That's our pal, Adam Nedeff and we're thrilled to have him back on Irritable Dad Syndrome!

Adam joins us to talk about his newest masterpiece "Gong This Book" that tells you everything you've ever wanted to know about The Gong Show, Chuck Barris, The Popsicle Twins and more. 

Adam also gives us the inside scoop on other great moments in game show histor...

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January 16, 2024 55 mins

After 3 years plus of doing this show, we've finally decided to pull a Disney and put some old episodes in the vault. We'll explain why and how you can still listen to them.

Mike and Darin were on the damn radio!! If you missed it... we got the audio right here!

Plus, Tommy Smothers, escape rooms, 80's action movies, Mystery Science Theater, making bread, life changing words of wisdom from Shadoe Stevens and the worst ...

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Is it fair for a car dealership to take months to fix your airbags? And ladies, it's time to rethink those bangs! Plus, we're discussing video games not suitable for your pup's eyes, hilarious ways to tease your spouse in public, unexpected letters from historical figures, and how to approach the sensitive topic of Viagra with your kids. This is one for the ages!

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