Podcast pick: The Rad Dads Show

Podcast pick: The Rad Dads Show

· The Pulse

Sure, Father's Day is over, but dads are worth listening to more than once a year, no? To help you out on that front, consider The Rad Dads Show, a parenting podcast with a punk rock edge that has been talking to inspiring fathers since 2018.

The show is a production of Rad Dads Edmonton, which aims to promote and model positive parenting and the empowerment of dads. "We encourage dads to be involved in the lives of their children and our community at large," they say. Events were a big part of the Rad Dads playbook before the pandemic, but the podcast became a key point of expression when everything else was shut down.

Many of the episodes feature conversations with musicians who are fathers, such as John-Angus MacDonald of The Trews, Jaret Reddick of Bowling for Soup, or Sam Roberts. But there are nonmusical dads in the mix, too, such as writer Waubgeshig Rice or professor Tim Caulfield. And, for something a little bit different, there was a Rad Moms Takeover in February with rock-and-roll photographer Stacie Stevenson.

You can find the show in all the usual podcast places, but it's also on YouTube if you like visual stimulation along with the audio radness.

You can find this and the rest of Taproot's podcast picks in our Listen Notes list.