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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.

Why we shouldn't celebrate Mother's Day and Father's Day


Posted May 14, 2013 12:19 PM

Another Mother's Day has come and gone, and the Dads are still standing. But why do we even have these holidays anyway?
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Why baby names are being banned in New Zealand


Posted May 7, 2013 11:49 AM

A list by the New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs shows a number of names banned by the government for being misleading, or just downright cruel to the babies. The Dads investigate.
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The Dads disagree with LifeHack.org's list of what not to say to your kids


Posted Apr 30, 2013 2:35 PM

According to a list on LifeHack.org, we can't tell our kids a lot of things anymore. The Dads reacted to the first 4 last week. Here is their response to the rest of the list.
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What the Dads think of the 10 things to stop saying to your kids list


Posted Apr 23, 2013 10:48 AM

The Dads talk about a list they found of things parents need to stop saying to their kids. Horrible things like "Good job".
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How Chicago parents can reduce, reuse and recycle


Posted Apr 16, 2013 1:29 PM

The Dads are buried in garbage, and feeling (mostly) guilty about their colossal carbon footprints.
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Chicago dads weigh-in on Victoria's Secret's new "Bright Young Things" line


Posted Apr 9, 2013 4:06 PM

The Dads, all fathers to girls, contemplate what it means to raise daughters in a terrifying new era of lingerie.
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Are the holidays getting out of control?


Posted Apr 2, 2013 11:25 AM

Just how many times a year do the kids need to receive new toys? The dads discuss holiday overload on this week's podcast.
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What dads think about eating the placenta


Posted Mar 26, 2013 2:52 PM

This week, the Dads react to the psychological, dietary, and culinary implications of chowing on afterbirth.
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Daddysitting: national trend or urban legend?


Posted Mar 19, 2013 1:05 PM

The hosts of WDP are skeptical of the supposed trend of "Daddysitting" that may or may not be sweeping the nation.
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How to celebrate St. Patrick's Day as a parent


Posted Mar 12, 2013 2:30 PM

The Dads want to know how to appropriately celebrate St. Pat's as a parent, or how to sneak out of the house to celebrate like a drunken 20-something.
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