PODCAST

Father Material

Gildin Media

Father Material is a podcast focused on exploring how fatherhood impacts one's creative process and path. Hosted by producer, director and new Dad, Tyler Gildin, each episode consists of a conversation with a prominent creative discussing how becoming a father has impacted their creative process, their perspective, and ultimately the material that they create. As a father of 2 under 3 years old, Tyler embarks in candid conversations with guests about the constant balancing act of juggling "your babies" with your actual human babies, in hopes that someone can talk him off the ledge of the crib.

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Jonathan Shapiro
Mar 8 2022
34 mins
Jonathan Shapiro
Jonathan Shapiro is a creative and entrepreneur who has worked in the music industry as a producer/rapper, the fashion industry as the founder of the boutique clothing chain Mixology, and now in the CBD industry as the founder and CEO of Mindset Wellness. Most importantly, he's a loving father of 3 kids. Jonathan talks a lot about his feelings of pride towards his kids and their childhood vs his own troubled childhood, as well as the chronic anxiety he’s suffered throughout his life which has led him to his latest creative venture. You can follow Jonathan on all social media @Jonsaintshapiro and Follow Mindset Wellness @Mindsetwellnesscbd and https://www.mindsetwellness.com/ Episode Breakdown: 2:32-  What It's Like Having Kids In College When He Never Went  5:47 - Getting His Start In The Music Business  8:15 - Changing Industries After His Wife Was Pregnant  9:35 - Getting Into The Retail Space  11:34 - Launching Mixology after the Recession  15:55 - Dealing With Chronic Anxiety Throughout His Life  18:00 - How Anxiety Relates To Parenting  19:20 - On First Trying CBD  23:15 -Launching Mindset Wellness During The Pandemic  26:35-  How Their Kids View Their Parents in the CBD Business  28:30 - Talk To Me vs Talk To Your Father   29:48 - Rapid Father Questions  Sponsor: Mindset Wellness is one of the fastest growing CBD companies in the US. Mindset uses full spectrum CBD infused with terpenes which are essential plant oils that navigate you to a specific mindset. All products are all natural, vegan, organic and GMO free. Go to: Mindsetwellness.com and use code:  FATHERMATERIAL for 20% off and free shipping. Official Website: Fathermaterial.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/father_material/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Father_Material
Mar 8 2022
34 mins
Dan Grunfeld
Dan Grunfeld is a former professional basketball player and author of the book By The Grace of the Game: The Holocaust, a Basketball Legacy, and an Unprecedented American Dream. Dan is the son of Ernie Grunfeld, former NBA basketball player and General Manger, 2x olympic gold medalist and the only known NBA player who is the direct descendant of Holocaust Survivors. Dan is also the father of a three-year old boy and another boy on the way, continuing his family's legacy they built in the US since his grandparents immigrated from Romania to New York City after the war, when his father was eight. The book tells the story of his family's journey from those who were lost and those who survived the Holocaust, to the life that basketball helped his family build in America. The book is available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Grace-Game-Holocaust-Basketball-Unprecedented/dp/1629379220 You can follow Dan on Twitter @Dan_Grunfeld Episode Breakdown: 2:05 - Why It's An Important Time For A Book Like This 3:50 - What Early Dad Life Was Like 8:02 - Growing Up With His Dad Being The GM of the Knicks 12:15 - How his Dad Shaped The Way He Approaches Fatherhood 16:49 - When He First Began Writing The Book 19:00 - Approaching His Creative Process Like He approached His Basketball Career 23:48 - Knowing His Kids Can One Day Read The Book 25:52- How Comedian Buddy Hackett Played His Family Smuggle US Dollars Out of Romania 31:30 - When His Dad First Started To Play Basketball At The Age of 10 35:38 - What's Next In His Career 37:00 - The Help of the Organization HIAS 41:54 - Rapid Father Questions 48:20 - What He Wants His Family Legacy To Be Sponsor: Mindset Wellness is one of the fastest growing CBD companies in the US. Mindset uses full spectrum CBD infused with terpenes which are essential plant oils that navigate you to a specific mindset. All products are all natural, vegan, organic and GMO free. Go to: Mindsetwellness.com and use code:  FATHERMATERIAL for 20% off and free shipping. Official Website: Fathermaterial.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/father_material/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Father_Material
Mar 1 2022
50 mins
Rich Hollenberg
Rich Hollenberg is an Emmy-Award Winning Sportscaster covering college basketball play by play on ESPN and the in-studio host for the Tampa Bay Rays. Most importantly, he’s a loving father of 3, of which his eldest is a senior in High School, getting ready to head off to college. We discuss everything from dealing with missing family events when he's on the road, the importance of summer camp on a young kid's life and how he knew he wanted to go to Syracuse to be a sportscaster since he was 13 years old. You can follow Rich on twitter @RichOnSports or Instagram at @richholl to follow his exciting career in Sports. Episode Breakdown:  1:55 - Syracuse Alumni  3:20 - His First Son Going Off To College  6:28 - Dealing With Having To Miss Events For Work  9:11 - Missing His Son's Birthday for a Springsteen Concert  13:15 - Emceeing His Sister's Bat Mitzvah  14:35 - Knowing He Wanted To Go To Syracuse  15:28 - The Impact Of Summer Camp  19:00 - How He Met His Wife On An Audition And Wanting To Be A Young Parent  23:45 - Running A Sportscasting Coaching Company   27:30 - Dad Libs 29:50 - Rapid Father Questions  34:50 - Teaching His Kids The Ability To Communicate Through The Written Word  Sponsor: Mindset Wellness is one of the fastest growing CBD companies in the US. Mindset uses full spectrum CBD infused with terpenes which are essential plant oils that navigate you to a specific mindset. All products are all natural, vegan, organic and GMO free. Go to: Mindsetwellness.com and use code:  FATHERMATERIAL for 20% off and free shipping. Official Website: Fathermaterial.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/father_material/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Father_Material
Feb 15 2022
37 mins
Patrick Courtney
Patrick Courtney is the SVP, Head of Digital at Fuse Media. He’s also a father of two who has a finger on the pulse of all things digital and emerging platforms and is passionate about creating content for his children that displays more representation than he consumed in his childhood. We discuss how the future of apps can impact our kids, what the future of digital technology might look like and why Disney movies seem to always kill off the parents! You can follow Patrick for more insight at @Patrickcourtney on twitter and Instagram. Episode Breakdown:  2:45 - Working At Above Average  4:55 - Becoming A Dad  7:32- Why It Was Important For Him to Join Fuse as a Parent  11:25 - Policy on Screen Time  16:10 - Watching Movies With His Kids  17:05 - Why Disney Movies Always Seem To Kill off the Parents?   19:25 - How the Future of Social Media and Apps Might impact our Kids  28:23 - Dad Libs  30:10 - Rapid Father Questions  Sponsors:  Mindset Wellness is one of the fastest growing CBD companies in the US. Mindset uses full spectrum CBD infused with terpenes which are essential plant oils that navigate you to a specific mindset. All products are all natural, vegan, organic and GMO free. Go to: Mindsetwellness.com and use code:  FATHERMATERIAL for 20% off and free shipping. Lalo is a modern baby and toddler brand  that puts the same exacting care into every product and experience as parents do into raising a little one. All products are made from completely high quality, non-toxic materials and are sleek, easy to clean and are designed to stay in the family for a while.  Go to meetlalo.com to see for yourself and use promo code FATHERMATERIAL at checkout to get 10% off your order. Official Website: Fathermaterial.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/father_material/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Father_Material
Feb 8 2022
35 mins
Mike Wright
Mike Wright also known as The Fantasy Hitman, is one of the co-hosts of the Fantasy Footballers Podcast and the Spitballers Podcast. He’s also a father of 3, a master of Dad Jokes, and every football Sunday he gets to spend his day at the office watching football, typically accompanied by his son. Mike discusses how he and his co-hosts Andy and Jason initially launched The Fantasy Footballers and the risks they took with it, as well as his relationship with his kids and how his job and passion for music have played a role in how they connect. We also introduce a new game, Would Your Rather: Father Edition which has Mike weighing in on some really tough fatherhood decisions. You can follow Mike on Twitter and Instagram @FFHitman or check out both podcasts The Fantasy Footballers and The Spitballers. Episode Breakdown:  4:00 - On His Son Playing Fantasy Football  6:10 - How The Podcast Initially Formed  8:52- His  Sunday Routine  10:48 - On His Father Being A Pastor  12:40 -  If His Family Listens To The Podcasts  14:44 - Taking The Risk of Going For It  16:52 - Chasing Down Ad Revenue  18:55 - Career in Music or History with music/audio   22:05 - Would You Rather: Father Edition  - Would you rather one of your kids wakes up in the middle of the night once a week crying because they wet the bed, or you wake up one night a month crying because you wet the bed?  -Would you rather have a toddler who speaks like Gilbert Gottfried until the age of 7 or a teenager who speaks like Elmo when they go through puberty?  - Would you rather have a kid who poops in diapers until he/she’s 10 or a toddler who insists on pooping at a gas station every time you go out?  - Would you rather have a kid who wakes you up 5x a night crying or spend one Sunday football a month watching Frozen on repeat with your kids - Would you rather your son grow up to be the worst NFL player of all time or the worst NFL coach of all time? -Would you rather your kid score the game winning goal in his/her flag football championship or the Cardinals win the Super Bowl?  31:38 - Dad Libs  33: 33 - Rapid Father Questions  35:10 - Favorite Dad Joke  37:15 - Closing Words of Wisdom  Sponsors:  Mindset Wellness is one of the fastest growing CBD companies in the US. Mindset uses full spectrum CBD infused with terpenes which are essential plant oils that navigate you to a specific mindset. All products are all natural, vegan, organic and GMO free. Go to: Mindsetwellness.com and use code:  FATHERMATERIAL for 20% off and free shipping. Lalo is a modern baby and toddler brand  that puts the same exacting care into every product and experience as parents do into raising a little one. All products are made from completely high quality, non-toxic materials and are sleek, easy to clean and are designed to stay in the family for a while.  Go to meetlalo.com to see for yourself and use promo code FATHERMATERIAL at checkout to get 10% off your order. Official Website: Fathermaterial.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/father_material/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Father_Material
Jan 25 2022
38 mins
Jimmy Failla
Jimmy Failia is a stand up comedian, author and host of Fox across America with Jimmy Failla. Jimmy is also the father of a teenage son who has recently reawoken his Madden skills, leading to a father-son rivalry that Jimmy "embarrassingly" dominates. Jimmy discusses his early career of balancing his stand up with being a NYC Cab driver and how throwing a baby into the mix really made him apply himself for the first time in his life. He tells stories from bringing his 2 year old on stage when he didn't have a sitter to mastering the skill of silently sneaking into your kids room. You can follow Jimmy @jimmyfailla on Twitter and Instagram and listen to him weekdays from 12-3 on Fox News Radio. Episode Breakdown:  2:43 - Bringing His 2-Year-Old Son On Stage    4:30 - Becoming A Dad, Driving A Cab And Performing  9:30 - Getting Up First Thing In The AM to Write  12:10 - How To Master Silently Sneaking Into Your Kid's Room 13:25 - Impact of Having A Kid On His Material  15: 48 - On Playing His Son in Madden  17:30 - Bringing His Son On The Road With Him 20:00 - Kids Today No Way More About News Than We Ever Did  25:40 - Dad LIBS 27:20  - Rapid Father Questions  Sponsor:  Mindset Wellness is one of the fastest growing CBD companies in the US. Mindset uses full spectrum CBD infused with terpenes which are essential plant oils that navigate you to a specific mindset. All products are all natural, vegan, organic and GMO free. Go to: Mindsetwellness.com and use code:  FATHERMATERIAL for 20% off and free shipping. Official Website: Fathermaterial.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/father_material/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Father_Material
Jan 18 2022
32 mins
Doug Ellin
Doug Ellin is a writer and producer known for creating the hit HBO series Entourage as well as host of Victory the Podcast and Hollywood Wayz. Doug is also the father of two who had the unique experience of working on set with his kids as they both did acting stints on Entourage. Doug reflects on what it was like to have his first child born just the week before 9/11 and how that influenced his outlook on life and his career. He constantly finds inspiration from his kids and his life that he uses in his writing and is excited about his latest project, an Independent Film he's filming in 2022. You can follow Doug on Instagram or twitter @MrDougellin as well as follow and listen to Victory The Podcast and Hollywood Wayz.  2:47 - Getting Into The Industry  4:30 - Becoming A Dad Post 9/11    11:50 - His Kids Acting On Entourage  14:50 - How Being A Dad Impacts His Writing  18:26 - Victory The Podcast  25:16 - New Indie Film Project 28:47 - Dad LIBS  30:40 - Rapid Father Questions  Sponsors:  Lalo is a modern baby and toddler brand  that puts the same exacting care into every product and experience as parents do into raising a little one. All products are made from completely high quality, non-toxic materials and are sleek, easy to clean and are designed to stay in the family for a while.  Go to meetlalo.com to see for yourself and use promo code FATHERMATERIAL at checkout to get 10% off your order. Mindset Wellness is one of the fastest growing CBD companies in the US. Mindset uses full spectrum CBD infused with terpenes which are essential plant oils that navigate you to a specific mindset. All products are all natural, vegan, organic and GMO free. Go to: Mindsetwellness.com and use code:  FATHERMATERIAL for 20% off and free shipping. Official Website: Fathermaterial.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/father_material/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Father_Material
Jan 11 2022
34 mins
Benjamin Grubbs
Benjamin Grubbs is an industry veteran with 20+years experience in online video and the creator economy. He’s held leadership positions at Turner Broadcasting, eBay, Yahoo and most recently YouTube where he was the Global Head of Top Creator Partnerships and a founding member of YouTube Kids. Since his time at Google, he's founded Next 10 Ventures, a venture group solely focused on the creator economy and most recently this year co-founded Creator+ where he’s building a studio and a streaming service to give big-name creators a platform for feature films. Benjamin learns a ton about online video consumption and emerging platforms from observing his kids and how they interact with new media. As a father of 3 of which his youngest is currently seven, he's excited to have at least another decade of watching the evolution of his kid's consumption habits in his household. You can follow Benjamin on LinkedIn, Twitter (@bjgrubbs) and subscribe to his at benjamingrubbs.substack.com to learn all things on the creator economy. (2:00) - How Dad Life Has Changed Since The Pandemic (6:25) - Working In Hong Kong When First Becoming A Dad (9:55) - Observing Kids Consumption Habits For Work Insight (14:45) - Turning Fruit Ninja into an Animated Series (15:58) - TikTok with The Kids (18:28) - How Being a Father Has Been Helpful in Creative Endeavors (19:38) - Are Their Benefits to Creators being Fathers? (22:13) - Kids Education in Asia and the Creation of YouTube Kids (25:00) - Dad Libs (26:10) - Rapid Father Questions Fathermaterial.com This episode is sponsored by one of the fastest growing CBD companies in the US, Mindset Wellness. Mindset uses full spectrum CBD infused with terpenes which are essential plant oils that navigate you to a specific mindset. All products are all natural, vegan, organic and GMO free. Go to: Mindsetwellness.com and use code: FATHERMATERIAL for 20% off and free shipping.
Dec 21 2021
29 mins
Dave NemetzRyan HarwoodCasey SternEvan Shapiro