Top Dad

Top Dad

We are two Dads podcasting about our Midwestern dad life, making dad jokes, and trying to parent in today's world while attempting to retain some form of sanity. New episodes every week. Listen to Top Dad wherever you listen to podcasts or go to for all of our information.


November 29, 2023 46 mins

Episode 157:
Turkey Troubles and Cranberry Catastrophes: A Thanksgiving Tale of Two Dads

Grab a seat, wear your favorite sweater, and prepare for a rollercoaster of laughter and relatable moments. "Turkey Troubles and Cranberry Catastrophes" is the perfect episode to remind you that sometimes the best memories are made when things don't go quite as planned. It's a Thanksgiving story you won't w...

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Episode 156: Rich Dad Top Dad

Join the Top Dads as they dive into the intricacies of discussing money matters with their kids. From piggy banks to stock markets, your two favorite Dads share their personal journeys, triumphs, and challenges in imparting financial wisdom to the next generation.

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November 7, 2023 55 mins

Episode 155: $hit I bought on Instagram

Join us as two fathers embark on a comical journey through the world of online shopping and social media consumerism. The Top Dads explore the strange and often bewildering purchases they've made after succumbing to the persuasive power of social media ads.

Discover the ups and downs of impulse buying, the unexpected joys of discovering hidden gems, and the all-too-fami...

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October 31, 2023 54 mins

Episode 154: The Nightmare before Houston 🤠!

Welcome back to another episode of Top Dad, the podcast where we navigate the wild world of parenting, dad tech gadgets and give our take on men's underwear! 

The misadventures in Houston and shopping for new underwear. We'll share our hilarious stories of deciphering the mysterious world of men's underwear, complete with fabric choices, styles, and colors that bo...

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October 24, 2023 50 mins

Episode 153: Spooky Dads 👻!

In this special Halloween-themed episode, our hosts, Top Dad Ken and Matt, dive deep into the world of parenting during the most bewitching time of the year.

Ken and Matt share their personal experiences, trials, and triumphs when it comes to navigating Halloween with kids. From pumpkin carving mishaps to costume dilemmas and candy overload meltdowns, they've seen it all.

This Halloween-them...

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October 18, 2023 48 mins

Episode 152: The Lone Ranger Dad is home alone 😱!

Join the TOP DADS and their merry band of mini-humans as they explore the world while the Moms are out of town, tackle life's unexpected challenges, and share memorable, unscripted moments that will leave you in stitches. From bedtime stories gone wild to every takeout meal, "The Lone Ranger Dad" is all about embracing the chaos and cherishing the precious m...

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October 11, 2023 41 mins

Episode 151: Hey there, fellow parents and Halloween enthusiasts! 🧡👻 In this week's episode of the Top Dad podcast, we're diving into the spine-tingling world of volunteering at your kids' Halloween school party. 🕸️🎈

So, whether you're an experienced Halloween party volunteer or a first-time ghost host, this episode will surely get you into the spirit of the season! 🎃🕷️

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Episode 150: You wouldn't think there would be a big difference between having two children or three... but the differences are mind-boggling! The trials and tribulations of having three kids, and the pros and cons as seen by the Top Dads.

Bonus Tip:
Top five Gen Z phrases that the Top Dads may or may not use correctly in a sentence.

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September 26, 2023 49 mins

Episode 149: The playground pirates known as bullies.  What should we teach our kids when someone tries to take their lunch money? Strike hard and strike fast? Work out a diplomatic solution? Tell the teacher? Run and Throw your lunch money behind you? All of these are viable options and the Top Dads discuss their parenting thoughts on the art of the bully. 

Bonus Tip:
The end is near... the Top Dads release newly found evidence...

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September 19, 2023 45 mins

Episode 148: Four out of Five Dentists agree that the Top Dad's is the #1 parenting podcast for middle-aged dads in the Midwest. The Top Dads cover all things related to kid's teeth and how to care for them. 

Bonus Tip:
Does anyone know who Dentist number five is? TDK is looking for him. 🤬

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September 12, 2023 52 mins

Episode 147: The one with all the coaching, sleep number questions, and possibly some parenting tips about youth sports.  

Bonus Tip:
How to Uber Black the correct way.

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September 5, 2023 56 mins

Episode 146: After a long holiday weekend of family Olympics, playgrounds, gaming trucks and orbi fights... the Top Dads are ready for the work week to begin.  Oh and we eventually get back to the cliffhanger we ended the last episode on. Plus Top Dad Ken declares a presidential run in 2040. 

Bonus Tip:
What cereal would you choose to eat for the rest of your life??? 

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August 29, 2023 44 mins
Episode 145: What do Indiana Jones and Bob Barker have in common? If you could be on any Game Show which one would you choose and why? Will Top Dad Ken get kicked out of another local business? Will Top Dad Matt win his battle against the sunken patio pavers? All this and more on the Top Dad podcast. 

Bonus Tip:
We are done with August! Find out why + the first cliffhanger in Top Dad history!

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August 22, 2023 46 mins

Episode 144: The Top Dads take a trip down rage road and end up fondly remembering trips with grandparents, mini golf, Sportmart in downtown Chicago and 80's television Americana. No dads were injured during the recording of this parenting podcast. 

Bonus Tip:
What does a boat on top of a minivan sound like... don't worry we got you covered.

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August 15, 2023 49 mins

Episode 143: The Top Dads take on New York City and fair better than Kevin McAlister or at least the wet bandits. Time Square, The Statue of Liberty, Parks & Playgrounds, Central Park Zoo, and more street food than a kid could imagine. New York will never be the same after a TDM and TDK take over! 

Bonus Tip:
How much R rated stuff did the Top Kids see in NYC?

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Episode 142: Back to School shopping spree with the Top Dads! Rulers, pencils, erasers, and fancy AI calculators. Back to school shopping is a ploy by parents to ease our children into the new school year, and you know what it works! 

Bonus Tip:
Do you need a digital note-taking device... TDM gives you a full breakdown. 

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July 18, 2023 46 mins

Episode 141: Hanging out at the Mall was every kid's dream weekend in the '80s and 90's. Going to the food court, window shopping at KB Toys, trying to figure out what Sam Goody sold, eating pretzels or playing arcade games. There was no better place to hang out than the Mall. 

Bonus Tip: 
What is your favorite dipping sauce for a hot pretzel? 

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July 13, 2023 48 mins

Episode 140: Tornado Warnings with the Top Dads. Plenty of bad weather in the Midwest this week, and what Dad doesn't like sitting on the front porch of his house looking at the sky telling his family "That doesn't look good." 

Bonus Tip: What is the outer parts of the ear called? Don't worry Dr. Matt has a ear anatomy breakdown coming later in this episode.  

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July 7, 2023 47 mins

Episode 139: Why the Internet is the best place in the world. I love the internet. Nowhere else on this great planet can you find so much pleasure and tomfoolery than on the internet.  Follow the Top Dad's down the rabbit hole of the internet, Benihana and a recap of the Fourth of July! 

Bonus Tip: Over/Under how many High Noon's TDK drink on the 4th? 

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June 27, 2023 46 mins

Episode 138: The Top Dads cover all the important fatherly topics: lawn care, the weather, kids' sporting events, drink choices this past weekend, a petting zoo, and one rant by TDK about old people in the emergency exit row of his airplane... yes his airplane. 

Bonus Tip: The 1st rule of Vegas is you do not talk about Vegas. 

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