So many great parenting podcasts, so little time. How is a mom or dad to find the ones right for them?
Lucky for you we know a thing or two about the best parenting podcasts because we produce one — The Modern Dads Podcast, named “one of the best parenting podcasts of 2015” by Healthline and cited as a “notable” by Mental Floss for taking a “thoughtful” look at important issues facing fathers.
Let’s start with parenting podcasts our City Dads Group members around the country produce:
But Daddy Why
Whether it’s talking about their hapless Cubs, history or superstitions, Eric Bennion and Pat Jacobs of the Chicago Dads Group will entertain you with their humor and knowledge.
Don Jackson of our Albuquerque Dads Group joins Christopher Lewis of the long-running Dad of Divas blog for a wide-ranging show. They cover entertainment, health, food, business and, of course, raising children and the guys who do.
You grew up with comic books, and so should your kids, according to Trey Burley of the Atlanta Dads Group. He delves into the dozens of all-age comics that hit the market every week so your kids (and, face it, you) can find a good read.
Nerds, Geeks and Dads
If you are into comic books, movies, video games and all things pop culture, then this is for you. Zach Rosenberg of the Los Angeles Dads Group co-hosts this always fun listen.
Out with the Kids Kid’s Music Monthly
If it’s about children’s music, Jeff Bogle of our Philly Dads Group probably knows it. Jeff spins the latest tunes from the “kindie” music scene he digs to create a playlist the whole family will groove to.
The Poppin’ Bottles Dad-cast
Benjamin Mullen and Nick Browne of our Philly Dads Group described themselves as two young-ish dads who discuss the strange world of having tiny humans to raise. They highlight and interview a variety of social media dads and have an always fun “Ask a Dad” segment. Ben also hosts his own The Dad on the Mic podcast.
A new addition to the parenting podcast world. This weekly roundtable discussion features stay-at-home dads from around the world talking about their happy, SAHD lives! Participating members include Trevor Mulligan (L.A. Dads Group), Pat Jacobs (Chicago Dads Group) and Benjamin Mullen (Philly Dads Group).
But wait! There is more!
Best parenting podcasts from friends of City Dads Group
Life of Dad and the Life of Dad After Show
The popular social network for fathers has not one but two equally popular parenting podcasts. In the first, hosts Tommy Riles and Art Eddy discuss current news and goings-on from a dad’s perspective and interview guests from the worlds of sports and entertainment. The LoD After Show focuses on your favorite dad bloggers and fathers with a strong social media presence.
You’re in the presence of two old friends chatting freely and humorously about the parenting life, pop culture and more when you tune into this highly lauded podcast by Liz Gumbinner and Kristen Chase of Cool Mom Picks.
Edit Your Life
Parent Hacks blogger Asha Dornfest and Boston Mamas founder/lifestyle expert Christine Koh first combined forces to write the well-received Minimal Parenting book. They then brought their knowledge to this podcast focused on “enjoying life by doing less.”
Turning This Car Around
Dads, writers and goofballs all — Lex Friedman, John Moltz and Jon Armstrong will have you laughing until your kids need to call an ambulance. They explore the many funny things we parents have to cope with.
Learn to cope with (and excel at) parenting in the digital age. Family tech expert Rebecca Levey, tech reporter Andrea Smith, Selfish Mom blogger Amy Oztan talk about the devices, apps and issues moms and dads have to contend with in the 21st century.
Fatherhood is Leadership
Motivational speaker and life coach Devon Bandison caught the nation’s attention with the TED Talk “The Most Important Question A Father Can Ask Himself.” He brings that power to his podcasts covering business, modern manhood, raising responsible childhood and much more.