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White Dad Problems

Three former college roommates, now hapless Dads on “the wrong side of 35”, investigate the mystery that is fatherhood... without a clue.

About this blog

Once college Theatre majors and roommates in Chicagoland, Todd Jay, Matt Rocco, and D.M. Engel are now a Chicago suburbanite, a Chicago resident, and a Chicago ex-pat, respectively.

Todd raises two elementary age children, Ellie and Alex - a girlie girl and a boy whose hobbies are "baseball and swearing." Matt fathers a toddler, "Baby Viva", a tiny diva with an passionate dislike of robots, and D.M. in Syracuse, New York is the proud poppa of twin babies Ceci and Josie - who have never been asleep at the same time.

Join these three friends as they give you a front row seat to their parental foibles and fumbles, from buying a house that looks like a skinning shack, to wrestling with their children over loose teeth, to feuding fiercely with neighbors over road cones, alongside a liberal dose of nostalgia for 80's pop culture from the Thundercats to "Mannequin".

If you enjoy what you hear, the Dads' extended Podcast has installments every Monday and Wednesday and an outtakes episode on Fridays.

Enjoy what you hear? Subscribe (free!) to the extended version of the White Dad Problems Comedy Podcast on iTunes or visit www.whitedadproblems.com. Please note the show contains EXPLICIT language and adult subject matter.

Chicago dad ponders the value of boys


Posted Feb 4, 2014 9:57 AM

A tongue-in-cheek look at the sex made of "snips and snails and puppy dog tails." Plus more than a few farts and karate chops thrown in.
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Chicago dad to the toy industry: Stop toying with emotions


Posted Jan 27, 2014 3:27 PM

Just stop with the stories about plucky anthropomorphized objects heartbroken by rejection and/or on a brave journey to return to its owner, White Dad Problems co-host pleads.
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A Chicago dad's lament: Lies my kid's books told


Posted Jan 21, 2014 11:09 AM

What kind of balderdash and poppycock are we feeding our kids' minds through their favorite books? Lies, lies, lies, claims one dad.
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Chicago dad: I love my child to Alinea - and back


Posted Jan 14, 2014 10:15 AM

White Dad Problems steps into Alinea controversy: Let the kids eat!
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What the baby brought one Chicago family


Posted Jan 7, 2014 10:15 AM

White Dad Problems co-host Matt Rocco can't believe all the stuff that comes with a baby.
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Chicago dad takes on Frosty the Snowman


Posted Dec 17, 2013 9:54 AM

In pursuit of the perfect first snowman with his little girl, White Dad Problems co-host Matt Rocco encounters more than a few problems.
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Dads: In offense of the Arts


Posted Dec 10, 2013 9:22 AM

A tongue-in-cheek look at why exposing your kids to the arts will one day land you in a cheap rest home.
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The Dads make a case against Santa


Posted Dec 2, 2013 5:51 PM

Theirs is a house divided. She is pro Santa, he is not. One of the dads decides to make his humorous case against the Jolly Old Elf public.
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Humor: Raising a cool kid starts now


Posted Nov 26, 2013 9:54 AM

A tongue-in-cheek look at raising kids who won't get their heads dunked in the toilet.
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Feel the urge to potty train? Hold it in


Posted Nov 18, 2013 5:25 PM

One of the dads is facing down potty training and is thinking about just saying no. Find out why.
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