Dad Saves America

Emergent Order Foundation

Dad Saves America is all about celebrating dads and fatherhood. Fatherhood is the greatest opportunity to make a positive impact you will have in your lifetime. We’re figuring out how to raise a generation of resilient, independent-minded kids who are ready to embrace freedom in their future. Top experts and engaging personalities, including Adam Carolla, Dr. Drew Pinsky, Adam Curry, Daymond John, and Jay Glazer, trade stories of childhood, parenthood, and all the issues impacting how we raise our kids with host John Papola. read less
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Childhood Isn’t Supposed To Be Stressful. Here’s How Parents Can Help.
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Childhood Isn’t Supposed To Be Stressful. Here’s How Parents Can Help.
Psychoanalyst and licensed clinical social worker Erica Komisar explains how psychoanalysis really works and how it can help parents better understand and support their children. Contrary to popular belief, psychoanalysis goes far beyond the Freudian theories you may have heard of. The field offers insight into the emotional intricacies of anxiety, attachment issues, and the pivotal role parents play in their child's development and mental health. Understanding how a child’s needs evolve as they grow older is crucial for parents to adjust to each stage and avoid either being emotionally neglectful or becoming overbearing helicopter parents. Childhood has become increasingly stressful in recent years, but with the right approach, parents can course-correct to counter the current cultural tides. _____________________________________ Visit Erica’s website: https://www.ericakomisar.com/ Purchase a copy of Erica’s book, “Chicken Little the Sky Isn't Falling”: https://www.amazon.com/Chicken-Little-Sky-Isnt-Falling/dp/0757324002/ref=sr_1_2?crid=1S5UU4KCJMM62&dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.aPYBQ-zCDgEDxNAhMqoXT0TzMerglVQ0kmmnirchy9BTSwIuTy8gH3R-bouaEjFgdnbuGH7nHBcFtuJKpZ_D017e8AFE21GGrr51s02X0QjP7481GmRlVzUiMizCoUq5rcVtEW8N__HhXqa_84Ty0yTdx35fI3MklpTZT8qwwHpIoA9SIOC-CkMrlqfuWVTkHa4LDJff26_cWSTwHaismg.4z9MC3xuxykYIKXQsbOdnCzPITCKbnj19qX8EZK64fs&dib_tag=se&keywords=erica+komisar&qid=1708644561&sprefix=erica+komisar%2Caps%2C103&sr=8-2 _____________________________________ Outline: [0:00] Psychoanalysis vs CBT [6:06] In defense of Freud [7:50] What is narcissism? [10:10] Why Erica became a psychoanalyst [11:52] What is anxiety? [16:03] Attachment issues and child development [21:01] Parents guide their child’s mental health [27:24] The genetic component of mental health [29:59] Provide sensitive, empathic nurturing [35:19] School is broken for both boys and girls [41:25] Adolescence is complicated [45:24] Emotional refueling still matters for teens [51:39] High school didn’t used to be stressful [57:55] Can parents course-correct successfully? [1:06:53] Be optimistic, but also do the work _____________________________________ Watch the video version on YouTube: https://youtu.be/6vc4P6hiW88 Make a tax-deductible donation to Dad Saves America: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://secure.anedot.com/emergent-order-foundation/dad-website?⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Visit our website: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.dadsavesamerica.com/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ _____________________________________ Dad Saves America is a channel dedicated to celebrating heroic fatherhood while teaching the next generation of fathers strategies they can utilize in parenting their children. We believe strong children come from a strong family. We’ve had many experts in the studio, including Jonathan Haidt, Dr. Drew Pinsky, Troy Kotsur, John Mackey, Ben Askren, and Adam Carolla.
Andrew Tate, Pearl Davis, And The Case For Marriage
Feb 16 2024
Andrew Tate, Pearl Davis, And The Case For Marriage
Brad Wilcox wants you to get married. In modern American society, cultural trends across the political spectrum discourage and devalue marriage as an institution, and economic incentives have only exacerbated this predicament. Some argue that marriage is a bad deal for women and others argue that it’s a bad deal for men, and Brad agrees that there are plenty of valid complaints to be made and addressed. However, he’s done his research and the data is clear. Marriage, including many traditional norms, is a net good for men, women, children, and American society as a whole. Brad is a Professor of Sociology and the Director of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia. His new book, “Get Married,” lays out all of the hard facts behind what makes marriages work, why people aren’t getting married, and how marriage improves lives. _____________________________________ Learn more about the National Marriage Project: https://nationalmarriageproject.org/ Purchase a copy of “Get Married”: https://www.amazon.com/Get-Married-Americans-Families-Civilization/dp/0063210851 _____________________________________ Outline: [0:00] Why is Andrew Tate wrong about marriage? [5:06] The “Divorce Revolution,” class division, and welfare policy [14:11] How can we fix the economic incentives of marriage? [19:55] Why should someone get married? [27:12] The “Boy Crisis” is exacerbating the “Marriage Crisis” [33:05] Is marriage a bad deal for women? [42:05] Happiness and the search for meaning [50:58] The marriage paradox and the hedonic treadmill [1:01:37] The role of parents in getting their kids to form families [1:10:26] Red flags that your marriage is heading towards divorce [1:21:18] Demographic groups that are the best at marriage [1:26:48] These traditions are life hacks for stable marriage [1:38:18] Cohabitation before marriage is (usually) a bad idea [1:46:34] Is shame necessary in a free society? [1:52:14] Blank-slate feminism misunderstands men AND women [2:06:09] Not all family forms are equally valid or optimal [2:11:57] How marriage can save America _____________________________________ Watch the video version on YouTube: https://youtu.be/uyFYNz3PluE Make a tax-deductible donation to Dad Saves America: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://secure.anedot.com/emergent-order-foundation/dad-website?⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Visit our website: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.dadsavesamerica.com/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ _____________________________________ Dad Saves America is a channel dedicated to celebrating heroic fatherhood while teaching the next generation of fathers strategies they can utilize in parenting their children. We believe strong children come from a strong family. We’ve had many experts in the studio, including Jonathan Haidt, Dr. Drew Pinsky, Troy Kotsur, John Mackey, Ben Askren, and Adam Carolla.
Comic Book Creator Eric July On Empty Wokeness, Real Diversity & Anarcho-Capitalism
Feb 8 2024
Comic Book Creator Eric July On Empty Wokeness, Real Diversity & Anarcho-Capitalism
Eric July, an anarcho-capitalist commentator with BlazeTV and the creative force behind Rippaverse Comics, offers a fresh perspective on diversity in media and shares invaluable insights for young creatives on hustling and ethics in the modern landscape of entrepreneurship. As both a lifelong comic fan and now an industry player in his own right, he believes in taking storytelling seriously and wants to offer an alternative to the the convoluted state of mainstream superhero universes. Eric also shares how economists like Thomas Sowell and Walter E. Williams triggered his ideological evolution from leftist to full-blown libertarian and opened his eyes to the harm race hustlers cause for young people. From his tumultuous childhood and gang involvement to finding solace and direction in faith, Eric's story is proof that people are better off when they take their future into their own hands. _____________________________________ Eric July on YouTube: https://youtube.com/@youngrippa59?si=GmuQVLgjrMyFX44V Eric July on X (Twitter): https://twitter.com/EricDJuly Rippaverse Comics: https://rippaverse.com/ _____________________________________ Outline: [0:00] Why do comics matter? [8:24] The Flash, Batman, and the multiverse mess [15:19] What’s the right role for politics in comics? [22:20] Race-swapping vs. meaningful representation [27:26] Is shallow wokeness on the way out? [36:36] Learning how to hustle as a young creative [40:53] The Rippaverse Code of Ethics [47:26] Young entrepreneurs need to fully commit [57:16] Media consumption and information overload [1:01:50] Storytelling with a moral perspective [1:09:13] Eric’s journey from leftist to libertarian [1:20:58] Race hustlers discourage all children [1:28:16] What is anarcho-capitalism? [1:36:10] Echo chambers, division, and truth [1:45:39] The only freedom that can’t be taken [1:48:23] Eric’s childhood and family background [1:55:39] Faith, optimism, and impact _____________________________________ Watch the video version on YouTube: https://youtu.be/0V3wiOFW7lw Make a tax-deductible donation to Dad Saves America: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://secure.anedot.com/emergent-order-foundation/dad-website?⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Visit our website: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.dadsavesamerica.com/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ _____________________________________ Dad Saves America is a channel dedicated to celebrating heroic fatherhood while teaching the next generation of fathers strategies they can utilize in parenting their children. We believe strong children come from a strong family. We’ve had many experts in the studio, including Jonathan Haidt, Dr. Drew Pinsky, Troy Kotsur, John Mackey, Ben Askren, and Adam Carolla.
Trump vs. Biden: Debunking the Myth of American Democracy
Feb 2 2024
Trump vs. Biden: Debunking the Myth of American Democracy
According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, only 22% of 8th graders were proficient in civics, and only 13% in US history. If we want our kids to understand our political system, and how it actually works in reality, we’re going to need to role up our sleeves as parents and do it ourselves. But fear not, dear friends. Dad is here to help. Starting with this video, and throughout the year, I’m going to be breaking down the basics of how our political system was designed, how it seems to work in reality, and what we as citizens can do about it. So, in the words of civics advocate and Spielberg movie favorite Richard Dreyfuss, we must “teach our kids how to run our country before they are called upon to run it, or someone else will.” _____________________________________ Arrow’s Impossibility Theorem Explanations: https://youtu.be/AhVR7gFMKNg?si=MNzLqzn52zel0XrT, https://youtu.be/Q60ZXoXP6Hg?si=vUexdKILAP1iwrUo _____________________________________ Watch the video version on YouTube: https://youtu.be/92GPeTW_jnQ Make a tax-deductible donation to Dad Saves America: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://secure.anedot.com/emergent-order-foundation/dad-website?⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Visit our website: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.dadsavesamerica.com/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ _____________________________________ Dad Saves America is a channel dedicated to celebrating heroic fatherhood while teaching the next generation of fathers strategies they can utilize in parenting their children. We believe strong children come from a strong family. We’ve had many experts in the studio, including Jonathan Haidt, Dr. Drew Pinsky, Troy Kotsur, John Mackey, Ben Askren, and Adam Carolla.
Porn, Video Games, and Cyberbullying: How To Guide Your Child Through The Digital Wasteland
Jan 18 2024
Porn, Video Games, and Cyberbullying: How To Guide Your Child Through The Digital Wasteland
Protecting children from online hazards is an essential part of parenting in the digital age. Dr. Lisa Strohman, a psychologist specializing in the mental health impacts of technology, breaks down the issues surrounding online pornography, video game addiction, and cyberbullying. She shares how parents can navigate the internet minefield, communicate about these topics with their children, and recognize signs that their children are struggling. Dr. Strohman is also the founder of Digital Citizen Academy, an organization addressing the issue of technology addiction and overuse. She’s also been a visiting scholar at the FBI’s National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime division, where she became intimately familiar with the dark recesses of the internet. Her books, “Unplug” and “Digital Distress,” explain the challenges of growing up in a digital world and offer practical advice for parents. _____________________________________ Learn more about Digital Citizen Academy: ⁠https://digitalcitizenacademy.org/⁠ Dr. Strohman's website: ⁠https://drlisastrohman.com/⁠ Resources from the Technology Wellness Center: ⁠https://action.dadsavesamerica.com/technology-wellness-center-resources-signup⁠ _____________________________________ Outline: [0:00] The ‘digital-native’ generation [7:50] Gen Z’s social media sophistication [11:49] How risk taking and maturity have changed [15:44] Effects of early exposure to pornography [21:29] Boys and girls cope in different ways [29:03] Technology and relational disfunction [32:58] Be aware of human trafficking [35:30] Tips for protecting your kids online [38:01] Video games are a mixed bag [45:45] Gaming addiction vs productive screen time [49:58] Cyberbullying vs. old-school bullying [55:01] What can parents do about bullying? [1:03:03] Family traditions create useful boundaries [1:04:08] Both parents are responsible for parenting [1:07:29] Surveillance doesn’t create safety _____________________________________ Watch the video version on YouTube: https://youtu.be/rn5pxKGigN Make a tax-deductible donation to Dad Saves America: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://secure.anedot.com/emergent-order-foundation/dad-website?⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Visit our website: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.dadsavesamerica.com/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ _____________________________________ Dad Saves America is a channel dedicated to celebrating heroic fatherhood while teaching the next generation of fathers strategies they can utilize in parenting their children. We believe strong children come from a strong family. We’ve had many experts in the studio, including Jonathan Haidt, Dr. Drew Pinsky, Troy Kotsur, John Mackey, Ben Askren, and Adam Carolla.
Dr. Eithan Haim exposed Texas Children’s Hospital for secret transgender program
Jan 13 2024
Dr. Eithan Haim exposed Texas Children’s Hospital for secret transgender program
Last spring, former Texas Children’s Hospital surgeon and current whistleblower Dr. Eithan Haim exposed, in his words, that the hospital was lying to the public about the existence of their transgender program. Despite promises to cease such procedures, the hospital continued practicing transgender medicine on kids as young as 11. Texas legislators responded to the information revealed by Haim with the bi-partisan Senate Bill 14, outlawing transgender medical interventions on minors statewide. This ignited controversy and drew the ire of activists and hospital officials opposing any restrictions on transgender medicine. Eithan’s story took a legal turn as federal agents, presumably armed with internal server data, pursued him. He’s been threatened with prosecution from the federal government, and there is clearly a message being sent around those that seek to challenge the practice of transgender medicine and specifically in context of children. In our sit down with Haim, accompanied by his attorney Marcella Burke, we discuss his views on the dangers of transgender medicine for children, why he’s committed to protecting them from life-altering procedures, and the in depth story of everything that he has experienced over the last year. Support Eithan Haim's cause: https://www.givesendgo.com/texas_whistleblower Subscribe and ring the notification bell so you don’t miss a single video! Subscribe to the podcast: https://anchor.fm/emergent-order Make a tax-deductible donation to Dad Saves America: https://secure.anedot.com/emergent-or... Our Website: https://www.dadsavesamerica.com Dad Saves America is a channel dedicated to celebrating heroic fatherhood while teaching the next generation of fathers strategies they can utilize in parenting their children. We believe strong children come from a strong family. We’ve had many experts in the studio, including Jonathan Haidt, Dr. Drew Pinsky, Troy Kotsur, John Mackey, Ben Askren, and Adam Carolla. #whistleblower #childrenshealth #transgender
Leave the World Behind: Obama’s Critical Conspiracy Theory on Netflix
Jan 5 2024
Leave the World Behind: Obama’s Critical Conspiracy Theory on Netflix
If the streaming charts are true, then there’s a good chance you’ve watched the collapse of America in Netflix’s new film Leave the World Behind. The film is many things, including pretty good, but most notably, it’s a conspiracy theory built on racial division, brought to you by former President and First Lady Barack and Michelle Obama. On one level, this is a classic disaster movie. There’re some great set pieces, it’s stylish and cinematic, and the whole thing feels pretty believable, but at another level, it’s a perfect manifestation of America’s cynical, elite nihilism. It’s an uncomfortable mix of warning and wish-fulfillment about national collapse that just happens to be executive produced by the Obamas. It’s important for us as adults, and especially as parents, to confront this vision and understand where it goes deeply wrong so that we and our kids can escape its siren call to nihilism, disempowerment, and despair. _____________________________________ The Glenn Show, discussing George Floyd and Derek Chauvin: https://youtu.be/0ffv4IUxkDU?si=M8tq3JYQ4oeelAo7 Akbar Gbajabiamila on Dad Saves America: https://youtu.be/N2L_qNMM4gY?si=WNvHLwdHAflKqftn _____________________________________ Outline: [0:00] America’s Race to Collapse [2:28] ‘Leave the World Behind’ [18:43] Conspiracy Theories of Invisible Racism [28:03] Reasons to Have Hope _____________________________________ Watch the video version on YouTube: https://youtu.be/GtBBSfeZ5qU Make a tax-deductible donation to Dad Saves America: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://secure.anedot.com/emergent-order-foundation/dad-website?⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Visit our website: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.dadsavesamerica.com/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ _____________________________________ Dad Saves America is a channel dedicated to celebrating heroic fatherhood while teaching the next generation of fathers strategies they can utilize in parenting their children. We believe strong children come from a strong family. We’ve had many experts in the studio, including Jonathan Haidt, Dr. Drew Pinsky, Troy Kotsur, John Mackey, Ben Askren, and Adam Carolla.
Toxic Polarization, Civil War & Local Conversation | The Show
Dec 29 2023
Toxic Polarization, Civil War & Local Conversation | The Show
Kristi Kendall, an accomplished television producer and filmmaker, and Ben Klutsey, Director of the Program on Pluralism and Civil Exchange at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, joined the show to discuss their new documentary film, Undivide Us. The film brings together people from diverse backgrounds to discuss highly contentious topics like gun control, abortion, and immigration, and dives into the pressing concerns of America's current political culture, exploring the risks of national division and the specter of civil unrest. Kristi and Ben stress the significance of local community engagement, advocating for a decentralized approach to defusing toxic polarization. They challenge media narratives that present black-and-white stereotypes as representing average Americans across the political spectrum and highlight the importance of nuance and perspective. Classical liberal values of mutual respect and curiosity can pave the way for a more united America if we take them seriously. _____________________________________ Learn more about Undivide Us: https://undivideusmovie.com Program on Pluralism and Civil Exchange: https://www.mercatus.org/tags/pluralism-and-civil-exchange _____________________________________ Outline: [0:00] Reasons to be optimistic about national unity [9:26] What’s going on inside newsrooms? [12:22] Making a movie about focus groups [18:38] The world of nuance in a simple question [22:56] Surprising perspectives on difficult issues [32:55] You can only have real conversations in person [37:42] The Pareto principle of online discourse [42:55] How do you deal with the instinct to radicalize? [51:51] Why have race relations broken down? [58:58] What is “liberalism” and why does it matter? [1:02:50] Changing opinions about people, not policy [1:08:32] Why are people rejecting an “American” identity? [1:18:44] Multi-ethnic democracy is a brand new experiment [1:23:13] People don’t want to bring conflict into their homes [1:31:43] Watch out for conversational terrorists [1:37:34] Keep the rules few, simple, and local [1:45:32] The need for marriage counseling in politics [1:48:42] How to watch “Undivide Us” _____________________________________ Watch the video version on YouTube: https://youtu.be/xiDydADwz9k Make a tax-deductible donation to Dad Saves America: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://secure.anedot.com/emergent-order-foundation/dad-website?⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Visit our website: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.dadsavesamerica.com/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ _____________________________________ Dad Saves America is a channel dedicated to celebrating heroic fatherhood while teaching the next generation of fathers strategies they can utilize in parenting their children. We believe strong children come from a strong family. We’ve had many experts in the studio, including Jonathan Haidt, Dr. Drew Pinsky, Troy Kotsur, John Mackey, Ben Askren, and Adam Carolla.
The Search For Moral Clarity: Bin Laden, Free Speech & The Future | Direct Message
Dec 22 2023
The Search For Moral Clarity: Bin Laden, Free Speech & The Future | Direct Message
Osama Bin Laden’s letter to America goes viral on TikTok. Free speech loses even more friends. Harvard rallies around the race card. We’ve watched a series of truly outrageous events unfold. All of them are deeply connected and a warning for the trajectory of our society. Too many of our kids have embraced the enemies of civilization, too many of our educational and cultural institutions are to blame, and at the heart of all of it is an assault on our nation’s founding principles: freedom of expression and equality under the law. These enlightenment values are being replaced by a resurgence of pre-industrial tribal barbarism masquerading as postmodern social justice. As parents, we need to get engaged in this battle of ideas with our kids and help them navigate this crazy world so they don’t end up as useful idiots taking to the streets in defense of evil. We must accept our responsibility to help them understand right from wrong, and be a lighthouse they can turn to in dark times. They’re not going to find that light anywhere else. _____________________________________ Outline: [0:00] The search for moral clarity [2:26] How we react to atrocities [11:19] Free speech for me, but not for thee [23:31] Know what we’re fighting for _____________________________________ Watch the video version on YouTube: https://youtu.be/f0Aap3DQsSA Make a tax-deductible donation to Dad Saves America: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://secure.anedot.com/emergent-order-foundation/dad-website?⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Visit our website: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.dadsavesamerica.com/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ _____________________________________ Dad Saves America is a channel dedicated to celebrating heroic fatherhood while teaching the next generation of fathers strategies they can utilize in parenting their children. We believe strong children come from a strong family. We’ve had many experts in the studio, including Jonathan Haidt, Dr. Drew Pinsky, Troy Kotsur, John Mackey, Ben Askren, and Adam Carolla.
Jaleel White On Family Matters, Portraying Steve Urkel, Child Acting & Fatherhood | The Show
Dec 14 2023
Jaleel White On Family Matters, Portraying Steve Urkel, Child Acting & Fatherhood | The Show
Jaleel White, widely recognized for his iconic role as Steve Urkel in "Family Matters," has a career that spans far beyond this memorable character. Starting in the industry as a child actor, he featured in dozens of national commercials and various classic TV shows, including "Mr. Belvedere" and "The Jeffersons." Beyond the screen, Jaleel is deeply committed to his role as a single father. He embraces the challenges and rewards of parenting with a hands-on and thoughtful approach, focusing on being present and observant but knowing when not to intervene and let his daughter figure things out for herself. _____________________________________ Outline: [0:00] Jaleel’s start as a child actor [13:23] Growing up as Steve Urkel [19:43] Having a child changed everything [29:10] Why child actors struggle with growing up [35:12] Parent at the level your child is ready for [46:23] Always observe, but don’t always intervene [50:55] How boys and girls make friends [56:06] Dads need to persevere through custody battles [1:02:01] If your intentions are good, time is on your side [1:08:06] Lightning round Q&A _____________________________________ Watch the video version on YouTube: https://youtu.be/7SZWKO1txkA Make a tax-deductible donation to Dad Saves America: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://secure.anedot.com/emergent-order-foundation/dad-website?⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Visit our website: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.dadsavesamerica.com/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ _____________________________________ Dad Saves America is a channel dedicated to celebrating heroic fatherhood while teaching the next generation of fathers strategies they can utilize in parenting their children. We believe strong children come from a strong family. We’ve had many experts in the studio, including Jonathan Haidt, Dr. Drew Pinsky, Troy Kotsur, John Mackey, Ben Askren, and Adam Carolla.
Chronic Homelessness Is About Family Trauma, Not Housing | The Show
Dec 1 2023
Chronic Homelessness Is About Family Trauma, Not Housing | The Show
Alan Graham has been on the frontlines tackling homelessness for 25 years. As the CEO and founder of Mobile Loaves & Fishes, a social outreach ministry, Alan has been instrumental in developing innovative solutions, building genuine relationships with the homeless community, and providing sustainable, permanent support for men and women coming out of chronic homelessness. Alan’s journey began in 1998 when he, along with four friends, started delivering meals to homeless men and women from the back of a green minivan. This initial effort has since expanded significantly, with 20 trucks operating in multiple cities and over 6 million meals served so far. In recent years, Alan has taken his ministry to the next level with the Community First Village in Austin, Texas. Rather than the traditional shelter model, this project is an enclave of tiny homes and RVs, designed to create a real community for its residents, or as Alan likes to say, his neighbors. Alan and his wife Tricia have since moved into the community themselves, alongside over 350 formerly homeless neighbors. This interview contains adult themes and may not be suitable for younger listeners. _____________________________________ Mobile Loves & Fishes: https://mlf.org Community First Village: https://mlf.org/community-first/ _____________________________________ Outline: [0:00] What is Community First? [11:55] Alan’s chaotic childhood [24:37] Helping intellectually disabled people changed his life [30:00] Surviving booms and busts in business [39:12] How Alan came back to faith and the Church [49:00] Founding Mobile Loaves & Fishes [59:55] Build relationships with the people you serve [1:07:54] Our culture breaks families in different ways [1:21:01] Community First builds homes, not houses [1:28:13] Navigating the civil liberties of homeless people [1:34:56] How does Community First work? [1:42:59] Who lives at Community First? [1:47:51] Changing the public perception of homeless people [1:53:26] Lightning round Q&A _____________________________________ Watch the video version on YouTube: https://youtu.be/7eph5aXAmzo Make a tax-deductible donation to Dad Saves America: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://secure.anedot.com/emergent-order-foundation/dad-website?⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Visit our website: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.dadsavesamerica.com/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ _____________________________________ Dad Saves America is a channel dedicated to celebrating heroic fatherhood while teaching the next generation of fathers strategies they can utilize in parenting their children. We believe strong children come from a strong family. We’ve had many experts in the studio, including Jonathan Haidt, Dr. Drew Pinsky, Troy Kotsur, John Mackey, Ben Askren, and Adam Carolla.
Don’t Let Identity Politics Ruin Your Thanksgiving | Direct Message
Nov 22 2023
Don’t Let Identity Politics Ruin Your Thanksgiving | Direct Message
Our culture is suffering from a potentially fatal allergy. Identity politics has become a kind of autoimmune disease that threatens to kill the host. We've become hypersensitive to our superficial identities just as our kids have become hypersensitive to most of the components of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. We're going to need more than an emergency epipen if we want to stop this disease and get back on track to stability and health as a society. And no, we can't just “get along” in some utopian, post-identity abstract metaverse. Our challenge is much more complicated, and more human than that. If we don’t recognize and effectively treat what’s making us, and especially our kids, so dangerously hypersensitive about our own identities and downright allergic to every difference, our society might not recover from our next tribal anaphylactic shock. _____________________________________ Gordon Wood on Dad Saves America: https://youtu.be/1P7yMTNv31c?si=U2Q8kMIA0WmLYe_0 _____________________________________ Outline: [0:00] Identity politics is an autoimmune disease [1:41] Rise of peanut allergies [3:29] Importance of identity [7:01] Identity gone wrong [9:54] Think big and small _____________________________________ Watch the video version on YouTube: https://youtu.be/1g8pzcvR8aY Make a tax-deductible donation to Dad Saves America: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://secure.anedot.com/emergent-order-foundation/dad-website?⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Visit our website: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.dadsavesamerica.com/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ _____________________________________ Dad Saves America is a channel dedicated to celebrating heroic fatherhood while teaching the next generation of fathers strategies they can utilize in parenting their children. We believe strong children come from a strong family. We’ve had many experts in the studio, including Jonathan Haidt, Dr. Drew Pinsky, Troy Kotsur, John Mackey, Ben Askren, and Adam Carolla.
Harvard, Hamas, and the Barbaric Death Of Discourse In The West | Direct Message
Nov 22 2023
Harvard, Hamas, and the Barbaric Death Of Discourse In The West | Direct Message
The barbarians are at the gates, and we created them. The kids who’ve terrorized speakers on college campuses and HR departments in Fortune 100 companies. The kids who scream and cry and throw temper tantrums on TikTok over trivial encounters with ideas they dislike. The kids who believe speech is violence AND silence is violence. The kids who took to the streets and burned our cities after the death of one man, yet now come out in explicit support of the barbaric murder of more than 1400 innocent civilians in Israel. Why call them “kids”? Because they are OUR kids. And it’s OUR fault. We’ve coddled and encouraged a generation of barbarians through both intentional activism, confusion, and neglect. We’ve allowed our education institutions from K-through-PhD to be captured by the enemies of civilization itself and transformed into barbarian incubators. Our media and politics have not only cheered this on, but profiteered from it at every turn. And now, they are the barbarians inside our gates. And if we don’t do something about this right now, they will tear civilization itself to the ground. As a father of a high school senior, our family is looking at all of this in shock and horror. The stakes for my son’s future are high. And the stakes for our civilization are even higher. _____________________________________ Harvard Students Zero-Day Response to the Hamas attack: https://www.thecrimson.com/article/20... Harvard Administrators’ Cold-Blooded Academic Murder of Roland Fryer: https://youtu.be/m8xWOlk3WIw?si=t00hs0ryfPOrotzT _____________________________________ Outline: [0:00] The Barbarians Inside Our Gates [2:34] Barbarism, Civilization, and Tribalism [5:22] Welcome to Harvard, Young Barbarians! [12:58] Claudine Gay, Cancel Culture Warrior [14:19] The Canceling of the American Mind [15:42] The Barbaric Hijacking of High School Debate [19:06] Seduced into Utopia, disappointed into Nihilism [20:24] Religion and Reality Under Pressure [24:11] Practical advice for raising a healthy, civilized adult _____________________________________ Watch the video version on YouTube: https://youtu.be/6noX5AUuzwU Make a tax-deductible donation to Dad Saves America: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://secure.anedot.com/emergent-order-foundation/dad-website?⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Visit our website: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.dadsavesamerica.com/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ _____________________________________ Dad Saves America is a channel dedicated to celebrating heroic fatherhood while teaching the next generation of fathers strategies they can utilize in parenting their children. We believe strong children come from a strong family. We’ve had many experts in the studio, including Jonathan Haidt, Dr. Drew Pinsky, Troy Kotsur, John Mackey, Ben Askren, and Adam Carolla.
Connor Boyack: Tuttle Twins, Healthy Brainwashing & True Conspiracies | The Show
Nov 17 2023
Connor Boyack: Tuttle Twins, Healthy Brainwashing & True Conspiracies | The Show
Connor Boyack, best known as the creator of the "Tuttle Twins" books and streaming series, has mastered the art of blending libertarian principles with engaging storytelling to reach children effectively, while also teaching their parents a lesson or two. His most recent addition to the series, "The Tuttle Twins Guide To True Conspiracies," delves into 20 historical events initially considered to be unhinged conspiracy theories but later proven factual. Connor is also the President of the Libertas Institute, where he actively pursues real-world policy reform across party lines to promote limited government and individual rights. His multifaceted approach demonstrates a deep-seated belief in the transformative power of accessible education and purposeful action in shaping a freer, more informed society. _____________________________________ Learn more about Tuttle Twins: https://tuttletwins.com/?al_pg_id=9f1b2fb8-2dec-4f4d-b513-ce76b6d911a5 Follow Connor on X (Twitter): https://twitter.com/cboyack?lang=en _____________________________________ Outline: [0:00] Intro [1:18] Change the world one life at a time [6:15] Defending the civil rights of Mormon families [15:50] How the Tuttle Twins got started [27:44] Who should brainwash your kids? [34:21] Lay a foundation for your child’s moral agency [40:37] Loving education vs authoritarian schools [49:40] Arm your kids for intellectual battle [56:38] Humanize your enemies to make them allies [1:08:21] Utopian idealists are always hypocrites [1:15:49] Appeals to authority, healthy skepticism, and critical thinking [1:29:08] Some conspiracy theories are true [1:31:13] Gulf of Tonkin [1:34:06] Gulf War, Russia-Ukraine, and Israel-Hamas [1:38:23] Operation Northwoods and the Bay of Pigs invasion [1:44:16] Manufactured consent and the power of propaganda [1:46:52] Bank runs, populism, and the Federal Reserve [1:57:58] Operation Ajax and the Iran hostage crisis [2:06:09] Why teach kids about true conspiracies? [2:15:31] Kicked out of school for loving American history [2:22:16] How to speak to kids effectively [2:28:47] We can’t save America if we only play defense _____________________________________ Watch the video version on YouTube: https://youtu.be/t0sVSUY0DM8 Make a tax-deductible donation to Dad Saves America: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://secure.anedot.com/emergent-order-foundation/dad-website?⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Visit our website: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.dadsavesamerica.com/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ _____________________________________ Dad Saves America is a channel dedicated to celebrating heroic fatherhood while teaching the next generation of fathers strategies they can utilize in parenting their children. We believe strong children come from a strong family. We’ve had many experts in the studio, including Jonathan Haidt, Dr. Drew Pinsky, Troy Kotsur, John Mackey, Ben Askren, and Adam Carolla.
Greg Lukianoff On Cancel Culture, Free Speech & Censorship | The Show
Nov 10 2023
Greg Lukianoff On Cancel Culture, Free Speech & Censorship | The Show
Greg Lukianoff, a First Amendment lawyer and President of the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression (FIRE), dives headfirst into the pressing issues of free speech and the impact of cancel culture in academia. Lukianoff discusses the troubling trends at prestigious universities, where ideological bias butts up against claims of political neutrality, especially highlighted during recent intense protests over the Israel-Hamas conflict. He presents a compelling, data-backed narrative from his latest book, The Canceling of the American Mind, co-authored with Rikki Schlott, revealing how a culture of censorship is stifling discourse and academic freedom. Lukianoff is also known for co-authoring The Coddling of the American Mind with Jonathan Haidt. _____________________________________ The Canceling of the American Mind: https://www.amazon.com/Canceling-American-Mind-Undermines-Threatens-ebook/dp/B0BTZT9PLM/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1698786491&sr=1-1 The Coddling of the American Mind: https://www.amazon.com/Coddling-American-Mind-Intentions-Generation/dp/0735224919/ref=pd_bxgy_img_sccl_1/134-7612673-5833036?pd_rd_w=2A4Gz&content-id=amzn1.sym.43d28dfc-aa4f-4ef6-b591-5ab7095e137f&pf_rd_p=43d28dfc-aa4f-4ef6-b591-5ab7095e137f&pf_rd_r=GCFQ4WXBKZPS65KY4CC9&pd_rd_wg=VQ3Bc&pd_rd_r=90ac8972-5648-4037-8a32-6679de23cbba&pd_rd_i=0735224919&psc=1 Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression: https://www.thefire.org/ _____________________________________ Outline: [0:00] Intro [1:11] Coddling of the American Mind [8:48] The history of ‘cancel culture’ [16:56] What started happening in 2014? [27:28] The polarization spiral [33:13] Herbert Marcuse’s “Repressive Tolerance” [45:43] Free speech and Hamas apologetics at Harvard [57:29] Cancellation by the numbers [1:09:59] Different threats from the left and the right [1:20:07] Protecting free speech with law and culture [1:28:15] What about Title IX and federal funding? [1:35:42] Did Weimar Germany need more censorship? [1:41:26] How to prepare your kids for modern culture [1:50:26] The role of fatherlessness and secularism [1:55:19] Don’t be scared of having kids _____________________________________ Watch the video version on YouTube: https://youtu.be/fYwgF7ryF6k Make a tax-deductible donation to Dad Saves America: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://secure.anedot.com/emergent-order-foundation/dad-website?⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Visit our website: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.dadsavesamerica.com/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ _____________________________________ Dad Saves America is a channel dedicated to celebrating heroic fatherhood while teaching the next generation of fathers strategies they can utilize in parenting their children. We believe strong children come from a strong family. We’ve had many experts in the studio, including Jonathan Haidt, Dr. Drew Pinsky, Troy Kotsur, John Mackey, Ben Askren, and Adam Carolla.
UATX Is Bringing Elevated Discourse Back To Higher Education | The Show
Nov 2 2023
UATX Is Bringing Elevated Discourse Back To Higher Education | The Show
Liberal arts education once cultivated well-rounded, critically thinking individuals who would become our future innovators and leaders. However, in recent years, intellectual diversity, curiosity, and discourse have departed the halls of our most elite universities. Pano Kanelos, the founding president of UATX, believes that ideological capture and the overall homogenization of higher education are to blame. UATX, the University of Austin, has emerged as a reason for hope amidst negative trends at mainstream universities. This radical new experiment in higher education is putting quintessential liberal values at the center of the conversation. A graduate of UATX won’t just be an adept thinker, but an engaged, innovative citizen. _____________________________________ UATX announcement letter: https://www.thefp.com/p/we-cant-wait-for-universities-to Learn more about UATX: https://www.uaustin.org/ UATX on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDjuyYcHYC37Yb7HZBMqd7g UATX on X (Twitter): https://twitter.com/uaustinorg?ref_src=twsrc^google|twcamp^serp|twgr^author _____________________________________ Outline: [0:00] Intro [1:17] What is UATX? [5:17] Liberal arts vs. liberal education [11:28] Plato’s cave, heresy, and truth [17:53] What’s wrong with legacy universities? [25:37] Self-censorship destroys open inquiry [29:34] “My truth” is illiberal narcissism [34:51] Is UATX a right-wing grift? [40:28] How the university cartel protects its turf [46:41] Elite schools don’t create independent adults [51:43] Kids can see that the game is rigged [54:47] UATX is seeking out mavericks, not sheep [1:04:24] Grace, grit, and gratitude [1:07:46] How will UATX prepare young people for careers? [1:17:05] How to build an intellectual foundation [1:26:00] The age of the college major is over [1:33:25] Is a DIY, at-home education good enough? [1:41:42] Why is ‘free speech’ now seen as right-wing? [1:45:50] Most universities misunderstand truth [1:49:35] Is UATX a real university? [1:57:35] Challenge norms and reignite innovation _____________________________________ Watch the video version on YouTube: https://youtu.be/PdsCcVL1zZc?si=_AI1BkM-twMkkos_ Make a tax-deductible donation to Dad Saves America: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://secure.anedot.com/emergent-order-foundation/dad-website?⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Visit our website: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.dadsavesamerica.com/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ _____________________________________ Dad Saves America is a channel dedicated to celebrating heroic fatherhood while teaching the next generation of fathers strategies they can utilize in parenting their children. We believe strong children come from a strong family. We’ve had many experts in the studio, including Jonathan Haidt, Dr. Drew Pinsky, Troy Kotsur, John Mackey, Ben Askren, and Adam Carolla.
Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale Bets Big On His Community | The Show
Oct 19 2023
Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale Bets Big On His Community | The Show
Jim "Mattress Mack" McIngvale, the iconic face of Houston’s Gallery Furniture, has crafted a business empire that’s as much about community as it is about comfy mattresses. Mack recounted his journey into the furniture business, from first discovering his sense of motivation to persuading his future wife to move to Houston and risk it all on a furniture store. More recently, he’s made waves by placing staggering sports bets, including a record-breaking $75 million on the Houston Astros for the World Series. Calling on his time-tested, over-the-top marketing style, Mack turned a gamble into a win-win for both him and his customers to the tune of $76 million in sales. Beyond business and bets, Mack opened up about his dedication to family and community. A staunch believer in the revitalizing and empowering essence of work, Mack is full of endearing stories and good old fashioned wisdom. _____________________________________ Mattress Mack on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mattressmack/ Mattress Mack on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mattressmackofficial/?hl=en Mattress Mack on X (Twitter): https://twitter.com/MattressMack?ref_src=twsrc^google|twcamp^serp|twgr^author _____________________________________ Outline: [0:00] Intro [0:59] Betting $75 million on the Houston Astros [4:02] The origins of “Mattress Mack” [12:59] Learning the importance of service [19:42] Turn your struggles into strengths [25:53] Community-building is Mack’s business strategy [29:05] You can’t help the poor without profit [35:40] We don’t respect hard work anymore [43:37] Mack is part capitalist, part social worker [52:30] Faith and work keeps him going [1:01:11] Rapid fire questions [1:07:17] Mattress Mack’s role in the American story _____________________________________ Watch the video version on YouTube: https://youtu.be/rHspYGyvV-Q Make a tax-deductible donation to Dad Saves America: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://secure.anedot.com/emergent-order-foundation/dad-website?⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Visit our website: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.dadsavesamerica.com/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ _____________________________________ Dad Saves America is a channel dedicated to celebrating heroic fatherhood while teaching the next generation of fathers strategies they can utilize in parenting their children. We believe strong children come from a strong family. We’ve had many experts in the studio, including Jonathan Haidt, Dr. Drew Pinsky, Troy Kotsur, John Mackey, Ben Askren, and Adam Carolla.
Danny And Lucy DeVito Are Family First And Actors Second | The Show
Oct 5 2023
Danny And Lucy DeVito Are Family First And Actors Second | The Show
Working with family can be a blend of laughter, love, and at times, a test of patience. It's a unique dance between the personal and professional, where shared histories create a tapestry rich with memories and understanding. In our conversation, Danny and Lucy DeVito highlighted the grounded, playful nature of their father-daughter duo amidst the Hollywood whirlwind and how they’ve successfully navigated personal and professional evolution together. Danny, with a storied career marked by iconic roles in One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, Taxi, and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, reflected on the blend of everyday parenting and stardom, while Lucy, an accomplished actress in her own right, shared the unique experience of growing up as a DeVito. Danny and Lucy are currently starring as father and daughter in the play I Need That on Broadway, which runs from 10/13 until 12/23. This interview was recorded prior to the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike. _____________________________________ Purchase tickets for I Need That: https://www.roundabouttheatre.org/get-tickets/2023-2024-season/i-need-that/?utm_source=ttd&utm_medium=display&utm_campaign=pre-perfs&utm_content=brand-researchers _____________________________________ Outline: [0:00] Intro [1:10] When you have a kid, you die [7:31] Why Danny became an actor (but first a hairdresser) [13:46] Breaking through in acting and directing [18:39] The value of dark stories [24:54] How Danny met his wife [26:44] Keep your family close [29:40] Don’t put the brakes on your kids’ dreams [31:39] Italians yell affectionately [34:40] Why Lucy joined the family business [38:34] It’s Always Sunny, Batman Returns, and more [44:47] Working together for “I Need That” on Broadway [49:56] Rapid fire questions [1:00:37] Surprising Danny and Lucy with their genealogy [1:04:56] Danny and Lucy’s roles in the American story _____________________________________ Watch the video version on YouTube: https://youtu.be/3Q02rXhG4G8 Make a tax-deductible donation to Dad Saves America: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://secure.anedot.com/emergent-order-foundation/dad-website?⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Visit our website: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.dadsavesamerica.com/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ _____________________________________ Dad Saves America is a channel dedicated to celebrating heroic fatherhood while teaching the next generation of fathers strategies they can utilize in parenting their children. We believe strong children come from a strong family. We’ve had many experts in the studio, including Jonathan Haidt, Dr. Drew Pinsky, Troy Kotsur, John Mackey, Ben Askren, and Adam Carolla.
Jay Glazer Turned Anxiety And Depression Into Motivation | The Show
Sep 21 2023
Jay Glazer Turned Anxiety And Depression Into Motivation | The Show
Jay Glazer has broken some of the biggest stories in NFL history, yet behind the scenes, he faces a different battle. In his book Unbreakable, Jay courageously shares his struggle against what he calls ‘the gray’. It's a raw and inspiring account of his life-long battle with anxiety and depression and his quest to help others struggling with the same issues. No matter how hard it can be, it's crucial that we open up about our personal struggles with those who care about us. More often than not, those close to us will be grateful for our honesty and will be ready to offer a comforting presence. It's also essential to surround ourselves with a supportive team of individuals whose shoulders we can lean on in times of need. Together, we can create a network of strength and resilience. Jay, alongside former NFL player and Special Forces veteran Nate Boyer, founded MVP - Merging Vets and Players - to take his mental health mission even further. MVP has created a unique network of support between veterans and retired professional athletes and is saving lives in the process. In our conversation, we delve into the depths of Jay's journey, uncovering the strength and resilience that lies within each of us. _____________________________________ Follow Jay on X (formerly Twitter): https://x.com/JayGlazer?s=20 Follow Jay on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jayglazer/ Purchase a copy of Unbreakable: ⁠https://www.amazon.com/Unbreakable-Jay-Glazer/dp/0063062852⁠ Learn more about MVP: https://vetsandplayers.org/ _____________________________________ Outline: [0:00] Intro [0:58] Surviving in NYC with a $9,450 salary [4:41] Career drive, social media, and mental health [8:38] Take control of your struggles [17:18] What do panic attacks feel like? [21:29] Is masculinity the problem or the solution? [24:43] “Powering through” isn’t the same as succeeding [27:24] Serving others helps you handle “the gray” [33:26] Why Jay united retired athletes and veterans [37:16] Jay’s message for people who are suffering [42:31] MVP is saving lives [45:09] How dads cause a positive ripple effect [48:59] Social media doesn’t tell the truth about success [50:30] What Jay expects from his son [53:08] Managing anger and aggression [1:00:08] Combat your inner pessimist [1:04:11] Outro _____________________________________ Watch the video version on YouTube: https://youtu.be/aB2vKszh06o Make a tax-deductible donation to Dad Saves America: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://secure.anedot.com/emergent-order-foundation/dad-website?⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Visit our website: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.dadsavesamerica.com/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ _____________________________________ Dad Saves America is a channel dedicated to celebrating heroic fatherhood while teaching the next generation of fathers strategies they can utilize in parenting their children. We believe strong children come from a strong family. We’ve had many experts in the studio, including Jonathan Haidt, Dr. Drew Pinsky, Troy Kotsur, John Mackey, Ben Askren, and Adam Carolla.
America Needs More Builders. Are Our Kids The Solution? | The Show
Sep 7 2023
America Needs More Builders. Are Our Kids The Solution? | The Show
Matt Risinger is a premium home builder in Austin, Texas and host of The Build Show on YouTube. With over two decades of experience, he has established himself as a leading authority in the field. Not long after setting up his own building company, Matt found himself buried in debt during the 2008 financial crisis. He has since become a passionate advocate for energy-efficient and sustainable building methods on a mission to build homes that stand the test of time. In our conversation, we talk about why more young people should consider the trades, why fatherhood is Matt’s favorite hobby, and how to survive a major construction project. _____________________________________ Watch The Build Show on YouTube: ⁠https://www.youtube.com/@buildshow _____________________________________ Outline: [0:00] Intro [1:27] Welcome to DSA [3:38] Building taught Matt about service [9:37] Creation is central to humanity [11:22] Matt’s journey to building professionally [15:34] Working for yourself is harder but better [26:51] Get the details right [30:36] Enthusiasm drives excellence [32:16] Hire good people and treat them well [35:38] You get what you pay for [42:03] Big houses don’t improve families [47:07] How do we get more kids into the trades? [58:02] Fatherhood is Matt’s favorite hobby [1:01:58] Becoming a dad resets your priorities [1:05:19] How to choose a builder and survive the project [1:13:09] We should all learn to be a little handy [1:16:44] Spreading the word on quality construction [1:22:36] Advice from a dad [1:25:11] Outro _____________________________________ Watch the video version on YouTube: https://youtu.be/c4FeXSjYa0Q Make a tax-deductible donation to Dad Saves America: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://secure.anedot.com/emergent-order-foundation/dad-website?⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Visit our website: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.dadsavesamerica.com/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ _____________________________________ Dad Saves America is a channel dedicated to celebrating heroic fatherhood while teaching the next generation of fathers strategies they can utilize in parenting their children. We believe strong children come from a strong family. We’ve had many experts in the studio, including Jonathan Haidt, Dr. Drew Pinsky, Troy Kotsur, John Mackey, Ben Askren, and Adam Carolla.