Dad I'd Like To Friend (The DILF Podcast)

Kevin Seldon

Parenting is one of life’s greatest gifts, yet it can also be stressful, exhausting, and extremely lonely... but YOU ARE NOT ALONE. This podcast was built on the belief that the best way to build community is by digging in and getting honest with ourselves. This is not a place for advice as much as it’s about finding connection with other parents (no matter your gender) who know exactly what you’re going through.

Yes, this is a parenting podcast; and while we do discuss issues that revolve around life with kids, we focus more on the life of a human... who happens to be a parent, and how to balance the multitude of hats we wear on a daily basis while attempting to be the best version of ourselves for our partners, our children, and our own personal well-being.

Trailer: Parenting Podcast, DAD I’D LIKE TO FRIEND (Dilf S2)
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Kevin welcomes constant innovator and co-creator of Exploding Kittens, Elan Lee, for a candid conversation on everything from the benefits of creating resource limitations for our children and the importance of charting our own path -- both in life and parenthood… to maintaining a sense of balance with all life throws at us while remaining an actively involved parent and partner. // Check out the full episode for a SPECIAL EXCLUSIVE OFFER  from the team at Exploding Kittens.../ LINKS:  Elan's talk at EG 10 / Aqua Notes// For questions, comments, or future topic suggestions, join us at –> https://Instagram.com/DILFpodcast

Dec 2

32 min 14 sec

In this week's DILF Quick Hit, we explore something that happens in homes far too often… and may be one of the biggest ways one can handicap their partner — even with the best of intentions…/ To read the Huffpo article referenced in this episode: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/key-to-success_b_8108014// If you were a fan of this episode or this podcast in general, please consider writing a review: https://ratethispodcast.com/dilf/ For questions, comments, or future topic suggestions, join us at –> https://Instagram.com/DILFpodcast

Nov 18

6 min 45 sec

Have you ever taken on too much without asking for any help and then felt over-burdened? If so, you are not alone. It seems to be a far too common occurrence in many co-parenting relationships. In the latest installment of DILF's CoParenting Series, Kevin welcomes back his partner/co-parent to discuss everything from struggles with martyrdom to the importance of empowering our partners and kids for their own well-being... and our own!// To hear past episodes of DILF’s Co-Parenting Series:s1, ep3: ACKNOWLEDGMENT - https://pod.fo/e/2f5c5s1, ep7: CONNECTION - https://pod.fo/e/20a2as1, ep15: BOUNDARIES - https://pod.fo/e/27fb1s2, ep5: REBUILDING CONNECTIONS - https://pod.fo/e/d6ccb// For questions, comments, or future topic suggestions, join us at –> Instagram.com/DILFpodcast

Nov 4

26 min 56 sec

 In this DILF Quick Hit, Kevin once again digs a bit deeper into a moment from our last episode to explore the obstacles to accessing more joy in our lives. // For questions, comments, or future topic suggestions, join us at –> Instagram.com/DILFpodcast

Oct 21

5 min 10 sec

In today's episode, Kevin welcomes Ari Bloom, Founder and CEO of A-Frame Brands, the company behind Kinlo (Naomi Osaka's new suncare brand), and Proudly (a baby care line for children of color by Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union). Ari is also the co-founder of Wise Sons Delicatessen, (and who doesn't love a good deli?!) — so how does this versatile entrepreneur somehow still find the time to make his family a priority? The answer may surprise you...// For questions, comments, or future topic suggestions, join us at –> Instagram.com/DILFpodcast

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Oct 7

40 min 23 sec

A hobby is defined as an activity done regularly in one's leisure time for pleasure. However, as a parent, few of us are able to find the time (let alone the energy) for such "selfish" endeavors. But what's selfish about finding a moment for yourself from time to time? What if a task as easy as starting a list of potential hobbies to pursue was the answer to opening your world to more joy, more energy, and more possibilities...// For questions, comments, or future topic suggestions, join us at –> Instagram.com/DILFpodcast

Sep 23

6 min 50 sec

Once known as "the scary dad" in his daughter's pre-school class, top Hollywood screenwriter Dave Callaham (Marvel's groundbreaking Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings) joins Kevin for an intimate discussion on how looks can be deceiving, the ups and downs of his career, how to overcome past trauma to build a brighter future and the importance of being transparent with your feelings — no matter how awkward and scary that may be....// To see this episode's #ContestGiveaway winners, visit: https://www.instagram.com/p/CTkZQHHF6KP// For questions, comments, or future topic suggestions, join us at –> Instagram.com/DILFpodcast

Sep 2

43 min 59 sec

Rejection from a loved one is hard — no matter who the rejection is coming from. In this DILF Quick Hit, Kevin breaks down a recent experience he had with his son and a potential strategy to flip the script.// For questions, comments, or future topic suggestions, join us at –> Instagram.com/DILFpodcast 

Aug 19

6 min 27 sec

In today's episode, Kevin welcomes Abner Ramirez who with his wife, Amanda Sudano, make up the popular musical duo, Johnnyswim. They also recently became stars of TWO shows on Chip + Joanna Gaines' newly launched Magnolia Network: HOME ON THE ROAD (centered around their life while performing around the world with their three kids in tow) + THE JOHNNYSWIM SHOW (detailing what life is like for a family that has become land-locked after years of adventures traveling the world)... // To learn more about Johnnyswim -> Site :: IG :: Spotify// For questions, comments, or future topic suggestions, join us at –> Instagram.com/DILFpodcast   

Aug 5

37 min 49 sec

We don't often hear about parenting from the perspective of a dad. And all of those outdated stereotypes and internet memes only work to divide moms and dads, when in reality, we all have a lot more in common than the world often presents. In this DILF REPLAY, we revisit where it all began with an episode celebrating ALL that unites us as parents... if we allow ourselves a moment to see things from a fresh perspective. // For questions, comments, or future topic suggestions, join us at –> Instagram.com/DILFpodcast

Jul 22

26 min 44 sec

Have you ever felt disconnected  from your spouse? Your children? Yourself? True, we may have all been locked up together for over a year, but many of us stopped truly connecting long before there were ever lockdown orders. In this episode, Kevin invites on his wife and co-parent to explore  methods to assist in reconnecting with those who matter most.// To hear past episodes of DILF’s Co-Parenting Series:Ep3: ACKNOWLEDGMENT - https://pod.fo/e/2f5c5Ep7: CONNECTION - https://pod.fo/e/20a2aEp15: BOUNDARIES - https://pod.fo/e/27fb1// DILF Product Referral: if you're open to a phone-cleanse but are concerned about others reaching you in an emergency, check out: OOMA  - its a simple phone system that sets up landline by hooking into your existing interenet connection!// For questions, comments, or future topic suggestions, join us at –> Instagram.com/DILFpodcast

Jul 1

33 min 24 sec

In celebration of Father's Day, Kevin welcomes a man who epitomizes what this podcast is all about - accessible, vulnerable yet knows how to have some fun, plus a dedicated partner and parent who makes an effort to always put his family first — truly a dad ANY parent would want to… friend. As the force behind viral sensation "Dude Dad," Taylor Calmus makes parents laugh, while showing us how to find the joy in everyday parenthood.// Check out Taylor's new show, SUPER DAD, on the Discovery+ App, as well as the newly launched Magnolia Network //For questions, comments, or future topic suggestions, join us at –> Instagram.com/DILFpodcast  

Jun 17

36 min 12 sec

Sometimes there are those around us who present as the most positive people in the room, but behind closed doors, it’s a whole different story. Kevin welcomes performer and martial artist, Jaylen Moore for an intimate discussion on modern masculinity,  allowing ourselves to be vulnerable in front of our children, coping with depression as a parent, and moving through grief in order to thrive.Everyone faces challenges in life that can impact their mental health. If you are  feeling like something isn’t quite right, consider taking a mental health screen at www.MHAscreening.org - it’s free, anonymous, and confidential. Once you have your results, MHA (Mental Health America) will provide you with additional information + resources to help you on your journey. And remember, one step at a time... //  For questions, comments, or future topic suggestions, join the conversation at –> www.Instagram.com/DILFpodcast  //-----*This podcast is independently financed and offers it's content ad-free. Because of fans like you sharing this content, we are proud to announce that we just hit #12 on Feedspot's Top Parenting Podcasts Worldwide! We thank you for your support...

Jun 3

32 min 57 sec

Kevin welcomes Glen Henry (the dad behind Beleaf in Fatherhood & star of Apple TV+’s Dads alongside Will Smith and Neil Patrick Harris) for a vulnerably honest conversation debunking outdated family ideals like "Happy Wife, Happy Life" or "men don't have feelings;" while  exploring how to move forward  when you are simply... all tapped out. //  To learn more about Glen ->  Youtube / IG  / People // For questions, comments, or future topic suggestions, join the conversation at –> Instagram.com/DILFpodcast  

May 20

39 min 18 sec

Season 2 (launching in line with the start of Mental Health Awareness Month) delves even deeper with a genuine dialogue about the true realities parents face in today’s hectic world with the goal of eliminating much of the stigma and shame surrounding common mental health issues like anxiety and depression that affect parents around the globe.//  For questions, comments, or future topic suggestions, join the conversation at –> Instagram.com/DILFpodcast  //

May 6

29 min 38 sec

DAD I’D LIKE TO FRIEND (aka: The DILF Podcast) first gained attention for being a vulnerably honest parenting podcast from the often underestimated perspective of a father. Featured by People Magazine, Season 1 ranked in the top 2% of podcasts worldwide – breaking onto Apple’s Top 50 Parenting Podcast charts in the US, Canada, Australia, Spain, Israel, New Zealand, Mexico, Germany, Denmark, France, and the UK. Departing from the saturated advice-on-child-rearing model, the celebrated podcast has been hailed as a rare forum that speaks inclusively to both dads and moms, providing community for any parent seeking support and camaraderie. Season 2 (launching in line with the start of Mental Health Awareness Month) delves even deeper with a genuine dialogue about the true realities parents face in today’s hectic world. Through these discussions, DILF creator / host Kevin Seldon hopes to eliminate much of the stigma and shame surrounding common mental health issues like anxiety and depression that affect parents around the globe.//  For questions, comments, or future topic suggestions, find us at –> Instagram.com/DILFpodcast  //

May 4

52 sec

In DILF's Season One Finale, Kevin welcomes Dan Doty, the cofounder of Evryman, to discuss strategies on becoming the Dad you've always wanted to be, letting down your guard and building your support network as a father... and inviting more fulfillment into your daily life. / Check out Man 2.0: Healthline's Partnership with Evryman  /  And if you are one of the many fathers out there craving more resources and support as a parent, we’d love to hear from you by visiting ALLparentsWelcome.com//  For questions, comments, or future topic suggestions, DM us at –> Instagram.com/DILFpodcast  //

Nov 2020

40 min

This is the second installment of DILF's Expect The Unexpected Series, where we welcome back expectant fathers from previous episodes to see how any fears measured up to the realities of becoming a parent./ Click to check out Brian's favorite dad-prep book, The Baby Owner's Manual // Click to check out DILF's Baby Sleep Playlist on Spotify // Click to check out DILF's Top Necessities for New Parents ///  For questions, comments, or future topic suggestions, DM us at –> Instagram.com/DILFpodcast  //

Oct 2020

32 min 25 sec

This is the second installment of DILF's Expect The Unexpected Series, where we invite on expectant fathers and provide the often too-rare opportunity to explore feelings on pending fatherhood. We then welcome them back months later to see how any fears measured up to the realities of becoming a parent./ Click to check out Brian's podcast LIONS OF LIBERTY // Click to check out DILF's Baby Sleep Playlist on Spotify // Click to check out DILF's Top Necessities for New Parents ///  For questions, comments, or future topic suggestions, DM us at –> Instagram.com/DILFpodcast  //

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Oct 2020

37 min 4 sec

This is the second in DILF's DADvocate Series, spotlighting fathers who are taking an active effort in making the world a better place for Dads.   // Click here to learn more about City Dads Group //If you're searching for a community that welcomes Dads alongside Moms, join us at ALLparentsWelcome.com//  For questions, comments, or future topic suggestions, DM us at –> Instagram.com/DILFpodcast  //

Sep 2020

34 min 25 sec

This is the second in DILF's #DadsOfInstagram Series exploring fatherhood through the lens of individuals who've entered the spotlight with a heavy emphasize on their life as a Dad.// To learn more about THE DAD, visit: TheDad.com / IG / FB / TW / Youtube // Click here to become a Beta VIP for the upcoming ALL PARENTS WELCOME community //  For questions, comments, or future topic suggestions, DM us at –> Instagram.com/DILFpodcast  //

Sep 2020

36 min 12 sec

This is the third installment of of DILF's Co-Parenting Series...//  For questions, comments, or future topic suggestions, DM us at –> Instagram.com/DILFpodcast  //

Aug 2020

36 min 46 sec

 We spend a lot of time discussing the joys and struggles that come with parenthood, but we rarely take the time to explore the choice one makes to enter the club. For many of us, the path to parenthood was not an easy or straight-forward journey... but that's especially true for members of the LGBTQ community.// Check out David's Sperm Donor Dairies in the NYTimes //For More on GAYS WITH KIDS//  For questions, comments, or future topic suggestions, DM us at –> Instagram.com/DILFpodcast  //

Aug 2020

29 min 9 sec

This episode is the first in DILF's new DADvocate Series focused on fathers who are taking an active effort in making the world a better place for Dads.    // Click here to learn more about Kevin Shafer and his work //   For questions, comments, or future topic suggestions, DM us at –> Instagram.com/DILFpodcast

Jul 2020

38 min 8 sec

Finding time for ourselves as parents is not always easy, especially attempting to find the time to pursue (or even discover) our passions. In episode 12, Kevin sits down with the man Lin-Manuel Miranda called “the most inspiring guy in my twitter feed” to discuss strategies to inspire ourselves even in the most chaotic of times...  //   Read some of Joél's work   //   Watch Joél's Ted Talk   //  For some self-love, try a FREE Trial of Headspace -> http://HeadSpace.DILFpodcast.com    //  For questions, comments, or future topic suggestions, DM us at –> Instagram.com/DILFpodcast  //

Jul 2020

39 min 49 sec

In April of 2020, a father of two decided to launch a YouTube channel to offer some friendly "DADvice" to those in need — advice he sorely lacked growing up after his own father left him and his seven siblings when he was only 14 years old. That Youtube channel is called DAD, HOW DO I and in under three months it has amassed over 2.4 million subscribers.  In today's episode, Kevin sits down with Rob Kenney, the dad behind DAD HOW DO I, for a heart-to-heart with the man one fan referred to as “not the internet dad, but rather the internet’s dad.”  //   For More on ROB  +  DAD, HOW DO I  =  YouTube  ::  Interview on The TODAY Show   //  For questions, comments, or future topic suggestions, DM us at –> www.Instagram.com/DILFpodcast

Jul 2020

35 min 28 sec

DILF's Happiness Checklist is a theory formed by our host, Kevin Seldon, that breaks down the five most important facets to living a healthy and fulfilled life:1. Support Network // 2. Love // 3. Passion // 4. Health // 5. FUNIn the end, Kevin's theory reveals that the most important key to sustaining mental health and happiness for fathers is a strong SUPPORT NETWORK - which is one of the main motivating factors behind this podcast. To join the movement and learn more, (or for questions/comments/topic  suggestions) -> Instagram.com/DILFpodcast

Jun 2020

31 min 31 sec

For questions, comments, or future topic suggestions -> DM us at: Instagram.com/DILFpodcast

Jun 2020

1 min

This is the first of DILF's #DadsofInstagram Series, where we invite on fathers who've entered the spotlight through social media primarily thanks to their life as a parent. // To learn more about David and see some of his work, visit LifeWithBenjamin.com //For questions, comments, or future topic suggestions, DM us at -> Instagram.com/DILFpodcast

May 2020

32 min 17 sec

When host Kevin Seldon first introduced The DILF Podcast to James Kyson, the concept was to center their episode around the launch of DILF's Work/LIfe Balance Series, considering how much James travels as a working actor while still maintaining the desire to be an active presence in his daughter's life. However, when the coronavirus hit and James became homebound, everything changed. With his life now turned upside down, this episode delves into James' evolution as a man, a father, and a co-parent...For questions, comments, or future topic suggestions, DM us at -> www.Instagram.com/DILFpodcast

May 2020

39 min 30 sec

What if we were to think of this pandemic as less of a catastrophe that created major problems in the world, and more of a beacon that shined a bright spotlight on already existing problems throughout the globe, and for many of us... in our own homes. If we can find ways to be our best selves and work to form true connections with our partners during all this chaos, then we can survive anything — it's atleast worth exploring...For questions, comments, or future topic suggestions, DM us at -> https://Instagram.com/DILFpodcast

Apr 2020

33 min 30 sec

This is the first of DILF's new ongoing series, Expect The Unexpected, where we invite on dads-to-be to provide the often too-rare opportunity to explore feelings on pending fatherhood, and then welcome them back months later to see how any fears measured up to the realities of parenthood.The goal is to allow veteran parents to nostalgically revisit the infancy of their own parental concerns and the chance to check-in with themselves on how far they've come, while offering the freedom to expectant dads to release some of that pressure that most of us never had the opportunity to explore - a forum that every modern parent truly deserves and honestly needs.../ Click to check out DILF's Top Necessities for New Parents ///  For questions, comments, or future topic suggestions, DM us at –> Instagram.com/DILFpodcast  //

Apr 2020

37 min 1 sec

Last week, we video chatted with my parents at around 4pm in the afternoon. They were both in bed, had been all day. And although they were excited to talk to their grandson, they were simultaneously glued to their bed and the tv news. And then my 18m son requested a song, but my mom singing apathetically from bed didn't exactly do the trick and he got a bit bored. SO, I suggested a little Hokey Pokey, and my dad leaped at the chance to entertain his grandson. And as he got into the dance, so did my son... And as my son laughed, so did my dad. It was a beautiful moment. And then we convinced my mom to do the same, so she begrudgingly got out of bed... but as she sang and danced, once again, HER spirits began to lift as my son laughed and danced along. Once we were done, we decided to call my wife's parents to request the same. Sure enough, the same thing happened. As each of my son's grandparents got up to entertain their grandson, they also got some much needed physical exercise, as well as an opportunity to lift their endorphins and their day...and that gave me an idea.Isn’t it time we had a simple 'challenge' that an older generation can participate in, that can provide a little physical exercise while lifting everyone's spirits for short while. This isn't about nominating your friends or going viral, this Is about lifting your parents' day during this lockdown, helping them to stay healthy and active while spreading some love. And who couldn’t use a little more of that right now...Please help spread the word!!!  For a short video to SHARE, visit: https://www.instagram.com/p/B-cztTWJKtR/And if u can grab your own video or pic while your parents are in the act, please tag us on Instagram @DILFpodcast so we can share the love!

Mar 2020

4 min 6 sec

Before we can even attempt to follow the advice we've all read to calm our anxieties like going for walks, eating healthy, or meditating, we need to first ACKNOWLEDGE OUR FEELINGS. Pushing them down won't help you or anyone around you. Feeling anxious during this craziness is normal… at any age.In this episode, Kevin welcomes Ned Johnson (co-author of national bestseller, The Self-Driven Child) to discuss some of the neuroscience behind stress as well as his recent article in the Washington Post: offering tips on how to increase our kid's sense of control during this global crisis."After this virus has run its course, not only will we have a greater herd immunity to the virus (through exposure, like we used to do with chicken pox), we may have greater herd immunity to the stress. And if we handle it properly, our children will, too.” - Ned JohnsonOne of the biggest takeaways that neuroscience teaches us is that adversity in life wires the brain for resilience. So, this crisis maybe more of an opportunity than we realize to learn new ways to handle our anxiety while practicing techniques to spread CALM in our homes and throughout the world around us.Please consider SHARING this episode if it was helpful in calming some of your fears and anxieties. For questions, comments, or future topic suggestions,  DM us at -> www.Instagram.com/DILFpodcast

Mar 2020

37 min 3 sec

As of now, there's really no system in place to welcome, educate or support dads... not like there is for moms. Therefore, the simple action of making a new "dad friend" is no easy task. This episode is our first step in truly bringing these issues to light, and hopeful helping other dads out there to know that they are not alone.For questions, comments, future topic suggestions, DM us at -> www.Instagram.com/DILFpodcast

Mar 2020

33 min 6 sec

A few weeks back, my wife and I were in the middle of an argument when I realized that WHAT we were actually fighting about had nothing to do with the situation before us or the words coming out of our mouths... we were each angry about other unresolved issues in our relationship and simply using this random argument to vent frustrations without actually addressing the true issue at hand... and it was beginning to impact the environment in which we raise our child. We were in a vicious cycle... and it wasn't about a lack of love, it was remnants from past feelings that had yet to be resolved and simply lingered silently, growing momentum within us in a way that could slowly poison any relationship but especially dangerous for the often strained relationship between co-parents... and this made me think of a topic I’ve been working on a lot lately: A simple concept to some, yet revolutionary to others: ACKNOWLEDGMENT... one of the best ways I have found to gain resolution and put the past behind us.For questions, comments, or future episode topic suggestions, DM us at -> www.Instagram.com/DILFpodcast

Feb 2020

34 min 12 sec

Ultimately, the goal of a #DadTruth is to break all those stereotypes that present dads as the #2 parent coming off the bench — and instead encourage the idea that a parent is a parent... no matter their gender.Please JOIN US in the conversation by posting your own #DadTruth on instagram today, and don't forget to include #DadTruth + our Instagram handle: @DILFpodcast so we can find your posts and feature them!For questions, comments, or future topic suggestions, DM us at -> www.Instagram.com/DILFpodcast

Jan 2020

26 min 40 sec

Welcome to the The DILF Podcast! In our world, DILF means "Dad I'd Like to... FRIEND!" And that's exactly the goal of this podcast: to offer parents support through honest conversations about what it means to be a parent in the modern world. In this first episode, you'll get to know our host, Kevin Seldon, who's been working hard to fight all those outdated #MrMom stereotypes during his 1st year as a SAHD (stay-at-home-dad).For questions, comments, or future topic suggestions, DM us at -> www.Instagram.com/DILFpodcast

Jan 2020

23 min 27 sec