Blooming onions, beat-up red Jeeps, and baseball lineups are all part of our conversation with father and son Bill and Willie Geist, TV personalities and authors of the new book, Good Talk, Dad: The Birds and the Bees … and Other Conversations We Forgot to Have.
We also talk about the challenges of being a good dad while pursuing a TV career, the changing media portrayal of dads, and life with a family in New York City.
Bill Geist is the beloved, award-winning, long-time special correspondent for CBS: Sunday Morning, whose debut Little League Confidential was a New York Times bestseller in hardcover and paper. He is a former columnist for The New York Times and has written numerous other best-selling books. He is also a two-time Emmy winner and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Willie Geist is a Today Show host, host of the Sunday Today, popular member of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” and author of the best-selling American Freak Show.
Good Talk, Dad has been receiving rave reviews. [D]elightful… it is lovely, loving and a must read,” said the Newark Star-Ledger. Parade magazine called it a “a witty memoir.” Publisher’s Weekly said, “This is a fun read sure to be much-talked about during the Father’s Day season.
The Parents’ Phrase Book author Whit Honea, a member of our L.A. Dads Group, joins us again to talk about the conversations he’s dreading having with his kids in the coming years.
We would like to extend a special thanks to Dove Men+Care grooming products for sponsoring this episode. Check out their short film for Father’s Day at www.dovemencare.com/fatherhood/ and join in with your own #RealDadMoments on Twitter and Instagram.