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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.

A message for (human) families: Fear the robots!


Posted Nov 13, 2013 10:10 AM

Are robots taking over our world? One of the dads behind the White Dads Problems podcast ponders his daughter's real fear of technology vs. a robot takeover.
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Trick or treating rained out? Make way for Thanksoween!


Posted Nov 6, 2013 10:50 AM

The Dads have a solution to forget all about this rained out Halloween: an event version of the turduken.
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Halloween: The Scary, the Sexy, and the Kiddie


Posted Oct 31, 2013 3:08 PM

One dad proposes a new look at tonight's holiday: Let's kill the scare out of Halloween.
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How to explain big city problems to kids


Posted Jul 24, 2013 10:49 AM

This week, the dads discuss how parents should explain big city problems to their kids.
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Talking to Strangers: How parents can make new friends


Posted Jul 17, 2013 4:38 PM

Having kids means meeting other parents, and that can be weird. How can you turn that weirdness into friendship?
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How to prevent young boys from suffering potty training injuries


Posted Jul 9, 2013 2:23 PM

A new study shows potty training injuries are on the rise for young boys. The dads have a few ideas to keep the kids safe.
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Why being a dad is great but Father's Day is terrible


Posted Jun 14, 2013 4:26 PM

This week the dads recorded a special edition of their podcast for Father's Day. It's the only way they hope to acknowledge the stupid holiday.
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What the Dads think of Meredith Sinclair's summer fashion tips for men


Posted Jun 11, 2013 2:31 PM

The Dads have watched Meredith Sinclair's Trending vlog – and their reaction is mixed.
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Should you take sick kids out in public?


Posted Jun 4, 2013 2:32 PM

The Dads share tales of sneaking their snotty brats into public situations and ask the immortal question: to take my slightly sick kid out in public, or not to take my slightly sick kid out in public?
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What are Chicago dads supposed to wear in the summer?


Posted May 28, 2013 4:58 PM

This week, the Dads struggle with sartorial choices for the summer months.
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