Reno Dads

Reno Dads

A podcast about being a dad in the Biggest Little City!

All Episodes

Reno Dad Josh Shinn asked a great question to our group about how we were managing a year into the pandemic. What have we learned? What are we looking forward to when we return to “normal?” What should “normal” be, anyway? Jake, David, and Jonathan all hopped on Zoom (naturally) to chat about how things... Read More The post Reno Dads Podcast Episode 27: Parenting in the Pandemic – What We’ve Learned appeared first on Reno Dads.

Apr 18

46 min 52 sec

In this episode of the Reno Dads podcast (welcome back!), we welcome a local dad, Clint Malarchuk, who played goalie and coached in the NHL for more than 20 years and faced death multiple times – once by a freak accident on the ice and once by a suicide attempt. He shares his story of... Read More The post Reno Dads Podcast Episode 26: Clint & Joanie Malarchuk appeared first on Reno Dads.

Jan 14

28 min 42 sec

For the past few weeks here at Reno Dads, we’ve been wrestling with some pretty big questions about how to contribute to the conversation that’s been happening in our community regarding race inequality. Generally speaking, we try to share stories that we hope will connect with families and dads, oftentimes focusing on the things that... Read More The post Reno Dads Podcast Episode 26: Dad Spotlight: David Gamble Jr. and Diaz Dixon appeared first on Reno Dads.

Jun 2020

42 min 25 sec

In this episode, we get on the “Zoom Happy Hour” bandwagon. It’s no BBC sing along or surprise Hamilton appearance, but better late than never, right?! RenoDads founders Mike and David, along with long time contributors Josh and Jake, as well as newbie Steve talk about dad life in the current pandemic environment. Dave’s got... Read More The post Reno Dads Podcast Episode 25: Corona Check In appeared first on Reno Dads.

May 2020

33 min 47 sec

In this episode, we get a bit more “real” with our experiences as dads. Scott and Josh are in the studio to talk about their “not ready for Facebook” experiences — the ones that really make you question your own dad skills and whether or not you’re cut out for this whole “being a dad”... Read More The post Reno Dads Podcast Episode 24: My Worst Day as a Dad #DadFail appeared first on Reno Dads.

Feb 2020

27 min 48 sec

In this episode, we get to hear about a hidden gem here in Reno, arte italia. Hiding out in plain site on the corner of California and Flint, a few blocks away from the Nevada Museum of Art, it is arguably among the best Italian heritage foundations in the entire United States! This month (and... Read More The post Reno Dads Podcast Episode 23: arte italia and NeoRealismo appeared first on Reno Dads.

Oct 2019

29 min 22 sec

Editor’s note: This story deals with the subjects of depression and suicide. If you, or anyone you know, is experiencing suicidal thoughts, you can contact the National Suicide Hotline by phone (1-800-273-8255) or text (send HOME to 741741). In this episode, Jake Wiskerchen and host Jonathan have a conversation with Chris Malenab, an assistant coach... Read More The post Reno Dads Podcast Episode 22: Reno 1868 FC Assistant Coach Chris Malenab appeared first on Reno Dads.

Sep 2019

44 min 9 sec

In this episode, Jake Wiskerchen and David Bradfield recap some of their advice in how to travel with kids, inspired by Jake’s latest article, Tips for Traveling with Kids. And from the archive, David’s article with travel tips from a former CIA officer. Shout out and special mention of the “Mile-High Blowout” article from Scott,... Read More The post Reno Dads Podcast Episode 21: Traveling with Kids appeared first on Reno Dads.

Aug 2019

45 min 27 sec

In this episode, the Reno Dads podcast sat down with dairy farmer Daniel Perazzo of the Perazzo Brothers Dairy Farm (Fallon, Nevada). We’re always looking for interesting people in our community to chat with, and the Nevada Dairymen suggested we sit down with Daniel to learn more about family farming. We talk about life on... Read More The post Reno Dads Podcast Episode 20: Dairy Farmer Daniel Perazzo appeared first on Reno Dads.

Aug 2019

30 min 55 sec

In this episode, the Reno Dads podcast invited long-time Reno Moms Blog contributor, Jessica Santina, into the studio to chat about how moms and dads can get more involved with their kids’ activities, and the organizations that support them. It’s a complicated issue that has no single root cause, and definitely no simple solution. Jessica... Read More The post Reno Dads Podcast Episode 19: Reno Moms & Dads – Get Involved! appeared first on Reno Dads.

Jul 2019

35 min 2 sec

In this episode, the Reno Dads podcast chatted with Adam Heinz, the Director of Clinical Communications for REMSA. Adam is also the proud dad of two young children, and we were lucky to catch him in the studio on his son’s 2nd birthday! REMSA is an important part of the public health system here in... Read More The post Reno Dads Podcast Episode 18: REMSA’s Adam Heinz appeared first on Reno Dads.

Jun 2019

27 min 45 sec

In this episode, the Reno Dads podcast welcomed Washoe County Sheriff and dad Darin Balaam. Sheriff Balaam is a dad — four kids ranging in age from 10 to 24, including teenaged twins, so he knows a thing or two about fatherhood. He’s also been in law enforcement for over 20 years, and his experience... Read More The post Reno Dads Podcast Episode 17: Washoe County Sheriff Darin Balaam appeared first on Reno Dads.

May 2019

25 min 37 sec

In this episode, the Reno Dads podcast sat down with Mikalee Byerman, a local mom, marketing guru, and Reno Moms Blog contributor to talk about solo/single parenting, dating in Reno, and online dating. It turns out that dating in Reno is just as frustrating from the women’s side of the table as it is from... Read More The post Reno Dads Podcast Episode 16: Reno Mom Mikalee Byerman appeared first on Reno Dads.

May 2019

31 min

In this episode, the Reno Dads podcast sat down with our own Danny Cox to find out how his first year of being a dad has been going, and to find out just how much one family can take on at a time… Danny recently published an article on the joys and challenges of being... Read More The post Reno Dads Podcast Episode 15: Dad and Entrepreneur Danny Cox appeared first on Reno Dads.

Apr 2019

25 min 26 sec

In this episode, the Reno Dads podcast sat down with our own Jake Wiskerchen to talk about developing a consistent parenting philosophy and how it can help when parenting happens in multiple households or with various caregivers who don’t necessarily live in the same household. Jake is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) and... Read More The post Reno Dads Podcast Episode 14: Intentional Parenting with Jake Wiskerchen appeared first on Reno Dads.

Apr 2019

48 min

In this episode, the Reno Dads podcast hosted Veronica and Bryan Peterson, and their sweet dog, Judge, also known as The Remarkable Golden. We learned about their amazing project to meet people here in Reno (and soon across the U.S.) to discover what is remarkable about them. Veronica and Bryan (and Judge) have been on... Read More The post Reno Dads Podcast Episode 13: The Remarkable Golden appeared first on Reno Dads.

Mar 2019

29 min 54 sec

In this episode, the Reno Dads podcast invited one of our own, Luigi Iuppa and Jess Mahon, Director of Mission Delivery for Girl Scouts of Sierra Nevada programs, to sit down and talk about all the great programs that the Girl Scouts have here in Reno and the region. Some of the programs that we... Read More The post Reno Dads Podcast Episode 12: Are YOU Man Enough to Be a Girl Scout? appeared first on Reno Dads.

Mar 2019

31 min 1 sec

Local dad talks about living through his daughter’s cancer diagnosis and treatment In this episode, the Reno Dads podcast crew sits down with Ken Zimmerman, a local dad who shares his family’s story of the journey through their daughter Emily’s cancer diagnosis and treatment. As our readers and listeners might recall, the Reno Dads are... Read More The post Reno Dads Podcast Episode 11: Ken Zimmerman appeared first on Reno Dads.

Feb 2019

32 min 34 sec

Spotlight on a New Contributor to Reno Dads In this episode, the Reno Dads podcast introduces the newest contributor to the team: Mike Draper. Mike is a native Nevadan, born and raised here in Reno, and has graciously decided to add his voice and storytelling to the Reno Dads blog. We’re excited to have this... Read More The post Reno Dads Podcast Episode 10: Mike Draper appeared first on Reno Dads.

Feb 2019

32 min 14 sec

Local Dad on a Mission to Help Veterans In this episode, the Reno Dads podcast sits down with Shane Whitecloud, a local dad who has been working with various veterans groups in northern Nevada for more than ten years. One of the programs that Shane has been most active with is called the Veterans Resource... Read More The post Reno Dads Podcast Episode 9: Shane Whitecloud appeared first on Reno Dads.

Jan 2019

34 min 43 sec

Local Dad on a Mission to Help Recovering Addicts and the Homeless In this episode, the Reno Dads podcast sits down with Grant Denton, a local dad who has been helping women in addiction recovery with exercise and a Karma Box program to provide a place for homeless people to pick up basic necessities around... Read More The post Reno Dads Podcast Episode 8: Grant Denton appeared first on Reno Dads.

Jan 2019

35 min 12 sec

Chatting with Mayor Hillary Schieve In this episode, the Reno Dads spend some time with Reno’s Mayor, Hillary Schieve, and talk with her about our awesome city! We cover a few interesting topics that we know are important to dads and families in the Northern Nevada area:  What makes Reno such a family friendly place? ... Read More The post Reno Dads Podcast Episode 7: Chatting with Mayor Hillary Schieve appeared first on Reno Dads.

May 2018

31 min 9 sec

Situational Awareness: Play the Game In this episode, the Reno Dads sit down and talk about a great article by one of our own Reno Dads,  David about Teaching Situational Awareness. It’s an important skill that dads can have a large role in helping our kids develop. What is situational awareness, exactly? David provides a great... Read More The post Reno Dads Podcast Episode 6: Situational Awareness appeared first on Reno Dads.

Mar 2018

27 min 9 sec

Baby Names: Don’t Screw this Up! In this episode, the Reno Dads sit down and talk baby names. Yeah, we’re manly enough to talk about how important it is to get this ONE thing right, on the first day of fatherhood! Stories about how each of the hosts (and their partners) arrived at their kids’... Read More The post Reno Dads Podcast Episode 5: Baby Names! appeared first on Reno Dads.

Mar 2018

27 min 30 sec

Kylee’s Wish: A Story of Hope and Resilience In this episode, the Reno Dads sit down with Kehl LeSourd, a dad who inspires us with his and his family’s story of resilience in the face of some very challenging circumstances.  Kehl is the father of Kylee LeSourd (who, at age 7, was diagnosed with brain cancer).... Read More The post Reno Dads Podcast Episode 4: Kylee’s Wish with Kehl LeSourd appeared first on Reno Dads.

Feb 2018

22 min 48 sec