What Makes Men Cry?

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 of Chick-fil-A, Boston Market and KFC’s Double Down.

Episode 17: Crying & Candy Cigarettes

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Cast of Dads is a group of podcasting and blogging dads who gather to gab about fatherhood.  The cast of dads includes C.C. Chapman, Jeffrey Sass, Max Kalehoff, Michael Sheehan, and 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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Father, sailor and marketing executive.

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