I enjoyed David Churbuck’s essay on tearjerkers, where he explored media that consciously evoke a crying response. He prompted a discussion with the Cast of Dads, where we probed the things that make us dads cry. The conclusion? Dads don’t cry often, but they’re suckers for narratives in movies and books that involve severance of father-son bonds, and life-or-death situations where they’re forced to choose among their children. Well, that turned into an exploration of dads’ worst fears (you’ll have to listen to hear mine). Fortunately, we concluded on a lighter note, including drunken and caloric stories ofÂ Chick-fil-A,Â Boston Market andÂ KFCâ€™s Double Down.
Topics discussed on this episode:
- Video Game badge from the Boy Scouts
- Brownie Try-It badges
- The softening of our children
- Knowing how to lose
- At what age do kids start understanding the real world?
- Dr. Sheppard and the Growth Mindset
- How much praising is too much?
- David Churbuckâ€™s crying post
- What makes men cry?
- A Million Miles in a Thousand Years
- Marley & Me
- Knowing when to cry
- Law Abiding Citizenâ€™s opening scene
- Drunk inÂ Chick-fil-A
- Boston Market
- KFCâ€™s Double Down
- Toy ban for fast food
- Calories on the menu
- Candy Cigarettes
- How to Smoke Smarties video
Cast of Dads is a group of podcasting and blogging dads who gather to gab about fatherhood.Â The cast of dads includesÂ C.C. Chapman,Â Jeffrey Sass,Â Max Kalehoff,Â Michael Sheehan, andÂ Brad Powell, who collectively represent 13 kids from the youngest of babies to full grown adults. Each of them brings a unique perspective to being a father.
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