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 TopDadpod.com for all of our information.

Episodes

August 9, 2022 45 min

Episode 99: Back to school
Summer is almost over as far as our children are concerned.  How does a Top Dad ween their kiddos off of their summertime bad habits with only one week left of summer? Don't worry there are plenty of Dad Tips in this episode on how to get your kids ready for the school year in under 48 hours.

Bonus Tip:
The Dads cover some of the names of this podcast that hit the cutting room floor.

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Episode 98: How does your parenting change during summer?
If corporate American can have summer hours where they get half days on Friday. Why can't Moms and Dads do the same thing? Summer Parenting hours brought to you by the Top Dads. 

Bedtimes seem to come much later. We as parents are more likely to say yeah... eat Ice Cream for dinner. No, you don't have to eat all of your vegetables. Yes, you can watch Iron Eagle 2 (ts ...

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July 26, 2022 60 min

Episode 97: The Best of Just the Tips from the Top Dads
How to be a better husband, a better dad, and a better friend... well we try to at least give you some of our best tips and hacks to improve your Dad lives.  No promises these hacks & tips will actually work... but we are sure they won't make things worse.  

Bonus Topics:
Ken throws a desk near a teacher, and how to spend a day smoking your meat with Matt!

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July 18, 2022 52 min

Episode 96: Why are all Dads obsessed with golf?
Most men between the age of 25 and 45 have an unhealthy obsession with the game of golf. The Top Dads are among that fanatical crew, and we spend a whole episode on the greatest game ever played.   
 
Bonus Topics:
Fireball for Mulligans. It sounds like some kind of weird charitable organization.

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July 11, 2022 40 min

Episode 95: Single Dads for the weekend.

The Top Moms are out of town this weekend for a surprise 40th birthday party. That means the Top Dads are all alone with the kids and being a single parent is no joke.
 
Bonus Topics:
Is it ok for a grown man to cry at a party??? 

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Episode 94: Toppa Poppa ~ The Top Dads Italian Vacation!

Imagine there were two Clark Griswolds... that's basically what it's like traveling with the Top Dads in Italy.  What did we do in Italy you ask? Well you are going to have to listen to the episode to find out.. but here's a little teaser:

Negronis, rental car mishaps, 457 stairs to the top of a dome, breathtaking views, a pigeon named Fransico,  swimming in the se...

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June 20, 2022 56 min

Episode 93: Going on Vacation... better start prepping!

A Top Dad has to spend time, effort, and money on prepping for a vacation. You need to think about what you need. What your wife needs. What your kids need.  You have to plan ahead for work. You have to figure out lawn mowing schedules, and garbage day pick up, and how long the low carb wraps have been in the fridge.  Are there enough frozen waffles for the kids to eat (pre-mad...

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June 13, 2022 62 min

Episode 92: Summer Camp Full Breakdown
 
Science experiments, expensive babysitting, or a parental trick to force young students to go to school during the summer months.  However, you describe Summer Camp the Top Dads give you full disclosure of their summer camps as kids and where we are sending the Top Kids. 

Bonus Topics:
The number one reason Dads are afraid of Clowns.

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June 6, 2022 40 min

Episode 91: Fathers Day is here, and we let you know what a Top Dad wants.
 
There is one day a year that a Dad gets a complete hall pass. To spend his day lounging around, or playing hooky.  Day drinking with your other Dad friends or hanging with the kids, a dad gets to do whatever he likes on the day of Fathers.  Listen to the Top Dad discuss their favorite Fathers Day activities and where to get a Top Dad a homerun present.

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Episode 90: Summer is here and we are loving it!
 
The beginning of summer means the end of school is right around the corner. This means very little homework to work on at the kitchen table, bedtimes become a little later each day and field day is coming up. The Top Dads relive their former elementary school glory days by volunteering for field day with the kids. 

Summer is in the air and the Dads are ready for it.

Bonus Topics:
TDM a...

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May 23, 2022 58 min

Episode 89: How do Dads balance life, work, and family?

Being a parent is hard. Do not let anyone tell you differently or trick you into believing that there is a secret to doing this right.  The Top Dads discuss how it's ok to be unbalanced in life, and sometimes that's the best part.  Learn to embrace the chaos and enjoy every moment 

Bonus Topics:
The phases of a man's underpants. From Tighty whities to silk boxers.

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May 16, 2022 54 min

Episode 88: How to be the cool Dad on Field Trips
 
Some of the first and fondest memories of spending time with Dad is on a school field trip. It’s always a weirdly memorable day when your Dad is with you in a school setting. Tips tricks and a full breakdown on how to be the cool Dad on a field trip and break all the rules that teachers know we were never going to follow. 

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Episode 87: The Star Wars Episode

The Top Dads have been accused of many things, but not being Star War geeks is not one of them.  Hang out with us on May the Fourth be with you (National Star Wars Day) and enjoy the Top Dad Star Wars Movie reviews, Star Wars dad jokes, our desert island movie picks, and a full breakdown of the Dads May 4th festivities.   

LEGAL DISCLOSURE: 
The Top Dads are not affiliated with or have ever been lice...

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May 3, 2022 52 min

Episode 86: Just two Top Dads hanging out and catching up on life in 2022.

The Top Dads catch up with what's going on in their Dad worlds so far in 2022. We touch base with some parent pitch and boogie down with the Daddy Daughter Dance.  Try to follow along with the TDK and TDM as they share their Dad stories and throw in the occasional Fatherly advice with a few dad jokes for good measure.

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April 25, 2022 55 min

What do you get when you mix dad jokes and aliens...

Episode 85: Ben and Fratt Conspiracyologists take over the Top Dad podcast!

What do the Illuminati, the sinking of the Titanic, Mole People, Elon Musk, Flat Earthers vs Hollow Earthers and UFOs have in common? They are all part of the Top Dad's first Conspiracy Theory Episode.  Don your foil hats and enjoy!

Top Dad Bonus:
Make sure you listen all the way to the end for a specia...

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April 18, 2022 54 min

Episode 84: Top Dad Tips for Kids home sick from school

What does a Top Dad due when you have a child home sick from school? You bust out the old-school remedies: cinnamon toast, soup, ginger ale, Gatorade, and plenty of rest. Plus a trip to the pediatrician. Find out how Top Dad Matt did when his oldest was home sick with the flu.

Top Dad Bonus:
The Top Dads discuss the real-world scenarios of Sharknados and Velocipastors... yes t...

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April 12, 2022 53 min

Episode 83: Dads and Technology

At some point in every Top Dad's life, they will find out they are no longer at the top of the technology food chain.  The old saying "When I was your age..." is now part of our vocabulary.  We're sorry it takes us 40mins to get to the point in this episode, but it was rather shocking to find out Top Dad Ken graduated college 20 years ago. 

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Episode 82: The Lost Tapes part 3

This is the FIRST episode that the Top Dads ever recorded. So please excuse the poor audio, but enjoy the pilot episode of the Top Dad podcast. 

Thank you for listening and taking this journey with us. Please be sure to follow us on social media on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tik Tok @topdadpod for great Top Dad tips, tricks, jokes, and hacks.

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March 28, 2022 51 min

Episode 81: When Dad has free time, what does he do?

Parents have so few opportunities to spend time on themselves.  Either you are watching the kids, finishing up that project at work, or working on time with your partner. Very rarely do we get time to just have some me time. 

What do the Top Dads do when they have a little free time? Check out this episode and find out how to use your free time like a Top Dad.   

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March 21, 2022 56 min

Episode 80:

Dads love March Madness like suburban Moms love Target. The NCAA college basketball tournament may be the greatest unscripted television a Dad will watch all year.  Ups and Downs. Bracket Busters. Last-second shots, and the underdog who knocks out a giant only to lose the next round.  March Madness has it all.  

How are you going to spend your next three weeks? Bragging to the coworkers about your Final Four picks? or ca...

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