How Other Dads Dad with Hamish Blake
How Other Dads Dad with Hamish Blake
About How Other Dads Dad with Hamish Blake
Hamish Blake chats with other dads he really admires (and whose phone number he had relatively easy access to) about their approach to dadding, and in the process hopefully learn a little, steal some of their hard earned wisdom and help us all dad a tiny bit better.
It’s back! The episode where Hamish tears up the HODD rule book, by going over an hour AND talking to an expert. And not just any expert, but leading behavioural paediatrician at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Dr Billy Garvey. Wild, right? In the sequel to his awesome Season 1 Episode, Dr Billy has been beyond generous with his time and has picked some choice moments from Season 2 to unpack with Hame and look at the clinical evidence behind the parenting gut work. And then Billy further builds on this to provide some amazing practical advice for a multitude of different scenarios that we commonly face as parents. But here’s the heartening thing, and this has come up time and time again this season… Billy reaffirms that some of the most important things we can do as parents is in fact the simple stuff. Listen to them. Love them. Be led by them. Not always as easy as it sounds in the rough and tumble of daily life, but nonetheless, something simple we can all strive for each and every day. Massive thanks to Dr Billy for his generosity. He’s a busy guy (and new father to a second child!!🥂) So to spend so much time applying his wealth of knowledge for our benefit is deeply appreciated. And you can get way more of Billy’s knowhow on his very own podcast called Pop Culture Parenting. Check it out, it’s bloody great! And also @drbillygarvey on insta. And that’s Season Two! We’ve had a blast knocking it out… It really is a gift spending time with our guests and soaking up their passion, positivity and wisdom. Huge thanks to them for their generosity, honesty and vulnerability. Thanks to all you guys for listening every week and for getting in touch with your stories and suggestions. It’s continually amazing to hear how this pod has connected with people, often in the most unexpected ways. Special thanks to our creative team - Darcy, Tom Cardy and Tey Vandenburg. And of course, mostly thanks to all the Mums!! The brains behind most operations, certainly in our respective households! For us, there is no such thing as dadding without you!! Hopefully we’ll see ya next season! Hame and Tim xx —— Huge, big, 12 seater rental van sized thanks to HERTZ, our exclusive sponsor for season 2. Thanks to them we were able to pull this season together and we really appreciate their support. You can also show your support by heading to hertz.com.au/hodd next time you need a rental car. They’ve got a great deal for HODD listeners. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mindset coach to some of the world’s finest athletes, Ben Crowe reflects on his dadding journey so far. Given Ben is used to helping other people discover their story rather than delving into and analysing his own, we are really grateful to him for his openness and honesty, in what was a fascinating chat with Hame. Ben is the first to admit, like all of us, he’s continually making mistakes as a parent, and that putting all his professional knowledge into practice as a dad is far easier said than done. However, as someone who can expertly distil simple lessons from complex philosophies, Ben has some amazing insights to offer and some beautifully accessible and practical advice that we can all take something from. And these days Ben isn’t just helping people win Wimbledon… anyone can rediscover their mojo via his app, aptly called Mojo. Check it out! Big thanks to Ben for chatting with us. He’s an in-demand guy, so we really appreciate his time and wisdom. This is the penultimate episode for Season 2 - and for our wild rule breaking finale we are lucky enough to have back behavioural paediatrician, Dr. Billy Garvey, who will be revisiting some previous episodes with his expert eye, or rather ear… and brain. It’s the cheat sheet ep! Don’t miss it. — And big thanks to HERTZ - Our Hertz and Merch comp is still running - for your chance to win a Polestar EV for the weekend and some super exclusive How Other Dads Dad Merch head to hertz.com.au/hoddev - Terms and conditions apply and are available at the website, entries close 4 December, 2023. Thanks to Hertz for making it all happen. —— If you wanna drop us a note, we bloody love hearing from you. You can do so at howotherdadsdad.com - thanks so much for all the correspondence we get. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Craig Foster - former Socceroo captain, legendary sports broadcaster, social justice champion… but his most important job? You guessed it… Good 'ol Dad! As a compassionate and thoughtful leader who spends much of his time helping those who don't have a voice, Craig talks about why justice and fairness are core tenets of his and how this informs his parenting. Fozz also discusses shepherding his kids though the teenage years and the almost comical lengths he’s gone to keep a watchful eye. And as a leading advocate in the multicultural and refugee space, he speaks quite beautifully about the commonality created by parenting, and that when you strip things back, what we all indisputably share as parents is a deep desire for our kids to be safe, happy and loved. We told you he was thoughtful! Craig’s CV is long, varied and representative of his desire to make a positive impact. He’s got an AM for humanitarian services, nominated as Australian of the year, a member of The Australian Multicultural society, an Adjunct Professor of Sport and Social Responsibility and an author. Oh, and 2022 he was named Father of the Year, which as he describes to Hamish, he views as an opportunity to advocate for kids and parents in the multicultural community and the huge benefit that father figures can have mentoring kids who are not their own, something that Craig does a lot of himself. Huge thanks to Fozz for coming on and talking so honestly, passionately and with such thoughtfulness. What a treat for us. And what a wonderful leader to have in our community —- Our Hertz and Merch Comp is still running! For your chance to get your hands on a Polestar EV for the weekend and some very special YETI How Other Dads Dad Tumblers head to hertz.com.au/hoddev - Terms and conditions apply and are available at the website, entries close Dec 4 2023. Big thanks to Hertz for making it all happen. —— If you wanna drop us a note, we bloody love hearing from you. You can do so at howotherdadsdad.com - thanks so much for all the correspondence we get. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Russel Howcroft has been talking to Australians about how they are sold things for years on the much loved TV show Gruen - Now he lets us in on the secret of how he sells things to his kids! (Hint: like any good client pitch, it’s more guiding, less telling In a free ranging chat that follows the whims of Russ’s very active mind, he explores with Hame how his own upbringing influences the choices he now makes as a father, how he has actively fostered creativity in his kids, and why it can be scary to do so. He explains his devotion to instilling confidence in his kids, and creating the freedom to make their own choices (and their own mistakes!). He also revisits times when he was a very busy corporate guy, and how with the benefit of hindsight, he views the perpetual challenge of balancing work and life. And Russ also finishes with a big long list. It’s a bit like his version of (Everybody’s Free) to Wear Sunscreen, but on the way he parents. Maybe we can put it to music one day! His final point is perhaps his best. We teach our kids how to love - so make sure you do it right! With wife Kate, Russ is a parent to 3 adult children. Other than on occasion Shunning Hamish - Russ is best known as a longtime panellist on Gruen (and previously Gruen Transfer), and he is co-host of Melbourne’s top rating breakfast radio show, Ross and Russ on 3AW. He’s had a long and successful career as a business leader, is the author of 3 books, and is the chair of the Australian Film Television and Radio School and of the Jim Stynes Foundation. Go Russ! —- And GO HERTZ! Thanks to Hertz, we’ve got a competition for you to enter. For your chance to win one of 5 weekend hire packages for a Polestar EV and some very exclusive HODD merch, head to hertz.com.au/hoddev. Terms and Conditions available at the website. Entries close 4 December 2023. Thanks again to Hertz! — If you wanna drop us a note, we bloody love hearing from you. You can do so at howotherdadsdad.com - thanks so much. 🚨 NOTE - if you downloaded this episode when it was released on Friday morning - the intro & theme were left off the initial upload of this episode (ironically, given how much Russ loves the music) It's fixed now, so just hit "remove download" and reload it to get the ep in it's fully glory - Sorry again! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Health and fitness industry expert and entrepreneur Sam Wood has a beautifully honest chat with Hame about his dadding journey. From what’s like to begin your dadding with a 9 year old step daughter, to then only eight short years later having 4 daughters, Sam shares with Hame the struggles he’s had learning on the job with a teenager, how he tries to instil adventurousness and positivity into his kids each day and how the death of his mother when he was a teenager completely reframed the relationship with his own father. Sam also recounts how the birth of their 4th daughter was not straightforward and how the resulting lengthy hospital stay affected him and the family. Sam speaks openly, honestly and without pretence, and his positivity makes him a joy to listen to. If you only think of Sam as an ex Bachelor contestant, prepare to have your perceptions changed. He’s a man committed to being a better dad, but knows only too well it takes work and it’s not easy! Big thanks to Sam for taking the time to chat. You can find his podcast, The Wood Life, helping people live a happier, healthier life here on Apple or on Spotify. - ALSO - very exciting news… Thanks to our sponsor HERTZ - we’ve got a competition! For your chance to win one of 5 weekend hire packages for a Polestar EV and some very exclusive HODD merch, head to hertz.com.au/hoddev. Terms and Conditions available at the website. Entries close 4 December 2023. Thanks again to Hertz! - And lastly - thanks again for all the mail we get. We bloody love hearing from you. You can drop us a line at howotherdadsdad.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Scott Pape, or perhaps as he’s better known The Barefoot Investor, has been teaching Australians about finances for almost 20 years. These days he’s also investing heavily in his 4 kids - and he’s got some great advice for all of us. Scott tells Hame about his mantra that “These are the good ‘ol days” and explains how it helps him stay focused on what matters most to him. He gives some simple yet powerful advice about what to do if you find yourself in financial trouble. And he helps Hame out of the deep hole he’s dug himself with pocket money. Scott is of course the best selling author of The Barefoot Investor series of books, and his latest Barefoot Kids has been very popular in our households. However, what you might not know is that he is also now a financial counsellor. So if you find yourself in real financial strife and you give the National Debt Helpline a call on 1800 007 007, there is a chance you might chat with him and he or a colleague can help you navigate your way through it. Big thanks to Scott for making the time to chat! --- And big thanks for HERTZ - our exclusive season 2 sponsor. Thanks to Hertz, we are able to bring you all these great conversations. And just like us, Hertz are all about making memories and having adventures. So if you need a great car to complete your next family getaway, head to hertz.com.au/hodd for a great discount. Terms and conditions do apply. See the website for details on these, as some exclusions do apply. --- If you want to get in touch you can drop us a line at howotherdadsdad.com - We really love hearing from you and really appreciate the funny, heartfelt and moving stories you guys share. Thank you. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Hold on, it’s another Wild Rule Breaking Episode, this time with an EXPERT MUM! The legendary Maggie Dent, one of Australia's most trusted voices on raising kids and helping families. Last season, Hamish made some bold statements about not having experts on this pod, unless it’s ones he really likes, like Maggie Dent for example. Well, blow me down… Maggie got in touch and said she’d love to have a chat (and a weak almond cap with one). So, we feel very lucky to bring you some practical advice and words of wisdom from a mother of 4 sons, author of heaps of books, and someone who has spent years talking to parents about how a common sense approach can strengthen a family and help raise happy, healthy kids. Maggie hosts one of the very best parenting podcasts, Parental as Anything and has got a brand new one called The Good Enough Dad (Hames pops up in an episode). She’s also got a fantastic treasure trove of resources available at her website www.maggiedent.com/ - We encourage you to have a look, there is some really helpful stuff for common issues. Big thanks to Maggie for making the time to chat and distil down her many years of research and wisdom. —- Big thanks for HERTZ - our exclusive season 2 sponsor. Thanks to Hertz, we are able to bring you all these great conversations. And just like us, Hertz are all about making memories and having adventures. So if you need a great car to complete your next family getaway, head to hertz.com.au/hodd for a great discount. Terms and conditions do apply. See the website for details on these, as some exclusions do apply. —- If you want to get in touch you can drop us a line at howotherdadsdad.com - We really love hearing from you and really appreciate the funny, heartfelt and moving stories you guys share. Big thanks. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Adventurer, filmmaker, outdoor education specialist, dad… Beau Miles has got lots of cool descriptors. He’s also infectiously positive and creative, and he put all these things to amazing use in this very different, very outdoorsy and very wet episode. Exactly 345 km from their respective houses, on a little island in the middle of a giant hydro lake somewhere in the snowy mountains, Hamish and Beau recorded this episode while doing some pretty unique memory making with their kids. Having trekked all day to meet each other, with kids in tow and lugging a lot of gear - they chat about risk taking, learning on the job and about trying to do better as dads. And throughout the chat, it rains. Heaps! Very excitedly, you can find Beau’s wonderful film about this adventure on his youtube page HERE. Beau is super honest about all the dadding stuff he’s yet to figure out, but also has many words of wisdom from his time as an outdoor education specialist (which he has a PhD in) working with impressionable kids and young adults. On some of his more audacious adventures he’s also spent many a day on his own, thinking… which we reckon has given him a bit of extra clarity that we can all take something from. For all things Beau, including films, live shows and books, head to https://beaumiles.com/ - Big thanks to Beau, Mitch and Jodi for making the adventure happen, which was recorded on the beautiful mountain lands of the Ngarigo people. --- And if this episode has inspired you to take a trip and make some memories with your kids, our friends at HERTZ have got you covered. Head to hertz.com.au/hodd to book a car and receive a great deal. Ts&Cs apply. See the website for details on these, as some exclusions do apply. --- If you want to get in touch you can drop us a line at howotherdadsdad.com - We really love hearing from you guys! Thanks again for listening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
We all know Scott Cam from The Block, but a few years ago, some words of wisdom from Scott Cam The Dad provided Hamish with some of the inspiration to create this pod. So, we advise you to Tools Down and listen in to a dad that takes his fathering trade really seriously… especially if it involves being a bit silly. And even more so if it means blowing off school! Scott is of course the much-loved host of The Block, but he’s still a carpenter at heart. (Hame once borrowed Scott’s chisel set and WASHED THEM!! - Scott was beyond mortified). As a dad to three adult kids, Scott has got a tonne of hard-earned wisdom to pass on, and while he describes himself as an ‘old school’ dad - to us he sounds like a big softy that just expects his kids to be good people above all else. Hame loved this chat with Scott, and in it we get to hear a side of Scott that reveals a man who really, deeply loves his family and has some strong opinions on what helps a family stay close, loving and “good people”. Even without a bathroom reveal, it’s a great listen! — Big thanks to our Season 2 Sponsor, HERTZ. Just like us, Hertz are all about memory making and adventure - so if you’ve got a trip planned, make sure you head to hertz.com.au/hodd to take advantage of 25% off the base rate. It’s a great deal just for HODD listeners! Ts&Cs apply. See the website for details on these, as some exclusions do apply. — If you want to get in touch you can drop us a line at howotherdadsdad.com - We really love hearing from you guys! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
He may have played 350 games of AFL - but as Eddie’s wife always reminds him - his job is only just beginning… for his kids, and for his people. Eddie, with his wife Anna, have 5 young children, so pre-season training pales in comparison to the high contact sport of dadding that many kids. His lunch box game is elite! But as Hame learns in this fascinating chat, for Eddie, supporting a family is linked inextricably with a supportive community. Growing up playing at his grandfather's house, Eddie explains how he began learning his dadding skills from a young age, and how now in the suburbs of Melbourne he is fostering community not only for his kids, but for many of the young indigenous footballers that leave behind their support structures to play AFL. The benefits are huge, and it’s not just because of the extra babysitting! Eddie might be a dad to 5, but he is also a role model to thousands, and the way he takes it all in his stride with so much grace and humility is pretty inspiring. He’s one of the AFL’s greatest small forwards of all time, kicking 640 goals and receiving Goal of the Year a record 4 times. But since retirement he has turned his energy and passion away from football to become an amazing advocate for indigenous youth, with a special focus on education and creating culturally safe spaces. He has also published two children’s books, My Kind and My People, as part of his Eddie’s Lil’ Homies series, which excitingly looks set to become a TV show on Netflix. You can find out more about Eddie’s amazing work HERE — Big thanks to our Season 2 Sponsor, HERTZ. Just like us, Hertz are all about memory making and adventure - so if you’ve got a trip planned, make sure you head to hertz.com.au/hodd to take advantage of 25% off the base rate. It’s a great deal just for HODD listeners! Ts&Cs apply. See website for details. — If you want to get in touch you can drop us a line at howotherdadsdad.com - We really love hearing from you guys! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
An old friend of Hame, and according to his daughters an old dad, Christian O’Connell is a bona fide legend of radio broadcasting. And really, he’s not even old! In this super funny, yet super heartfelt episode, Christian uses all 19 years of his dadding experience to distil down for us some really amazing insights and advice. He’s thought about this dadding caper a lot, so from explaining his mantra of “no small moments”, to advice on how to negotiate with teenagers, Christian has put his formidable gift for communication to wonderful use for us in this episode. So sit down (or keep washing the dishes), start a new note, and jot down a few of Christian’s pearlers. We sure did! Christian, (aided wonderfully by our good friend Jack Post) hosts the incredibly successful breakfast slot on Melbourne’s GOLD FM, which then goes out nationally in the evenings. But he’s actually pretty new to Australia, having only moved here in 2018. Before that he was one of the UK’s most successful and celebrated radio presenters, with top rating shows on Absolute Radio, Virgin Radio and XFM. Christian has also spoken very openly about his battles with anxiety and panic attacks which precipitated his move to Australia in his book No One Listens To Your Dad’s Show. He’s also got a great podcast called Stuff of Legends, and you can find his chat with Hame HERE. — Big thanks to our great friends at HERTZ, our exclusive sponsor for the whole of Season 2. Just like us, they are big fans of adventure and memory making and in a great deal for HODD listeners, if you need a rental car in Australia, head to hertz.com.au/hodd for 25% off the base rate. What a great deal! Ts&Cs apply. See website for details. You can drop us a line at howotherdadsdad.com – we love hearing from you. Thanks for all the stories, memories, tips and tricks to date. You guys are the best! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Tim Minchin has created the most amazing, diverse and groundbreaking body of work. Significant to this episode is that he also co-created 2 kids with his wife, Sarah. Tim was extremely generous to sit down with Hame and share some of his 17 years or so of dadding experiences and learnings. He explains how he tries to shepherd his kids rather than control them, his family's experience with neurodiversity and ASD, and how he applies reason, logic and in his words “anti-drama” to his dadding. Tim is a real clever clogs and thinks deeply about, well… everything. And he is super honest. It makes for a chat that is both wisdom filled and thought provoking. But underpinning it all for Tim is the fervent belief that if your kids know unequivocally that you love them for who they are, you’re doing a lot right. If you've been hiding under a rock for the last 20 years, Tim is a multi-talented singer, songwriter, composer, comedian, actor, musician, writer, author, performer, thinker and producer. We’d use the word polymath, but we don’t really understand what it means. He’s sold out shows all over the world, he’s appeared in film, television and theatre, winning heaps of awards along the way. He’s even won a bloody LOGIE! And his fine work is heard weekly in our households currently, because he wrote the music and lyrics for the phenomenally great and funny Matilda the Musical. Tim has a tour happening in Australia beginning in October 2023 - and there are still tickets available!! He didn’t even tell us about this… and he hardly needs a plug, but you can find all his gig details at www.timminchin.com — Lastly, a big hearty thanks to our very good friends at Hertz who are supporting us for all of Season 2. What legends. Hertz also have a legendary deal for HODD listeners at hertz.com.au/hodd – with 25% off selected car rentals in Australia. Ts&Cs apply. Only available at select locations. See website for full details. Thanks Hertz! You can drop us a line at howotherdadsdad.com – we love hearing from you. Full disclosure, we are not great at writing back. But we read everything and really love the messages and stories. Thank you! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Former teacher and assistant principal, current powerhouse of enthusiasm and expertise, Martin Heppell, or just Rac as he is known to friends, blows Hame away in this episode. Yes, there are some crazy stories, but also some amazing insights that can only be gained from spending thousands of hours helping kids to be their best. Oh, and having 3 kids of his own. Rac comes to How Other Dads Dad care of The Resilience Project where he is one of the key facilitators, working with thousands of kids every year. He has also appeared on the wonderful podcast, The Imperfects, and it was Imperfects Co-Host Hugh van Cuylenburg who said to Hame - “You gotta get Rac on HODD!” Thank goodness we did. Apart from some wild tales about growing up in Borneo that taught Rac some lifelong lessons, he chats about building trust with our kids in order to foster a super robust connection, which hopefully means when times get tricky they can tell you anything and everything. He also talks really practically about kids pushing through difficult moments, and how as a parent you can support them through this. It’s practical. It’s informed. It’s bloody useful stuff and Rac delivers it all with such humility and honesty. And he finishes with one of the all time great dadding stories! Thanks to Rac for wearing his heart on his sleeve, sharing his wisdom and sacrificing all dignity for a good story! You can hear more of Rac HERE on The Imperfects. And, a big thanks to our very good friends at Hertz who through their support are making season 2 of How Other Dads Dad possible. Hertz also have a fantastic deal for HODD listeners at hertz.com.au/hodd – with 25% off selected car rentals in Australia. T&Cs apply. See website for details. Thanks Hertz! You can drop us a line at howotherdadsdad.com – we love hearing from you. Full disclosure, we are not great at writing back. But we read everything and love the messages. Thank you! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Season 2 kicks off with our top requested guest, Joe Brumm, creator of the global smash show Bluey & perhaps Australia’s favourite dad, Bandit Healer. More importantly, he’s also father to two children in real life. Whether your kids are young, or now approaching adulthood themselves, the themes of Bluey are universal and timeless to us all, and Joe has managed to capture the experiences of parenting young children in a most beautiful, funny, and insightful way. But you won’t hear Joe saying he has all the answers… Far from it! Bluey might be brilliant, but Joe lets Hamish in on a little secret. He’s just working it out on the fly like all of us! Joe and Hamish discuss the responsibility and daily challenge that comes with being a role model for your kids. Joe shares some amazing insights into the theory of play, why it's important developmentally and some great hacks to help parents get into it. And Joe tells Hame about his own father’s Gold Standard Dadding – and let’s just say that things were done a bit differently in outback Queensland in the ‘80s! Thanks so much to Joe. For sharing his wisdom with us, and if you are a parent of young kids like us, for literally providing hundreds, maybe thousands of hours of quality babysitting via Bluey. Thanks also to our new sponsor for season two… Hertz! You can check out the very special Hertz deal for HODD listeners at Hertz.com.au/hodd – T&Cs apply. See website for details. And you can drop us a line at howotherdadsdad.com – we love hearing from you. Thanks for listening! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
We’ve finally got our act together, and we’re back, baby! Episode 1 of Season 2 drops next Friday, 25th August. But while we get the finishing touches on a few things, here is a little taste of what’s to come in Season 2. Spoiler: It’s chock full of wonderful dads, and as an extra special treat, one mega expert mum. Next week, episode 1 kicks off with our #1 requested dad… Joe Brumm, the creator of perhaps Australia’s greatest dad, Bandit Healer, and his amazing and inexhaustible daughters Bluey and Bingo. Joe is the best, so make sure you subscribe so the episode comes to you as soon as it’s out. Thanks as always to our amazing guests who generously give up their time and gift their hard earned wisdom to us. And thanks to you all for listening! We’re very excited for another season! You can contact us at howotherdadsdad.com Xx Hame and Tim See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In a double rule breaking season finale, Hamish goes over his 1 hour & 3 minute episode time limit AND talks to an expert! Our special guest is Dr Billy Garvey, a Behavioural Paediatrician at the Royal Children’s Hospital (Melbourne) and leading expert on childhood development. (And he’s also a dad). As a wonderful surprise to us, it turns out Dr. Billy has listened to some of the podcast (which made Hamish blush) and upon Hames getting in touch with Billy, he told us something really interesting… that heaps of stuff our guest dads were stumbling across or bringing up anecdotally, actually had some scientific evidence behind it. So we thought it might be really great to revisit some excerpts from previous episodes where our dads have dropped nuggets of gold and get Billy to explain the literal neuroscience behind it, describe why it’s great for our kids and help us all understand how small actions from us as parents can have outsized effects on our kids, now and for the rest of their lives. That’s worth going over an hour for, surely?! Billy talks plainly and passionately about this subject and really, really knows his stuff. Although, as the father of an 18 month old, he is also the first to admit that he’s still learning some tough practical lessons everyday. We are so thankful to Billy for taking the time to listen to previous shows and sit down with Hame, and we think you’ll all agree what he chats about is both inspiring and practically very useful. Billy has his very own podcast called Pop Culture Parenting which you can find HERE. Check it out, it’s great! And that’s the season. Thanks for listening! The messages you have sent in have been inspiring, informative, heartbreaking and some are just plain hilarious. But the universal element is that everyone is trying to do better, by their own kids, by their parents, by their grandkids. And it seems, thanks to our guests, this show has perhaps inspired some small actions that might lead to this. So thanks for being part of the How Other Dads Dad community. We really appreciate it and will do our best to get another season out later this year sometime. Big thanks also to Tom, Tey & Darce. And to all the Mums! You can write to us at howotherdadsdad.com Xx Hame and Tim. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Decorated soldier, Mark Donaldson VC kindly joins Hame on the HODD couch to share tales from his dadding journey so far. Mark shares his experience of trying to be available to his kids and playing and existing in their world, even if he’d just returned from a deployment. The guys discuss the idea that all kids have “their version of trying” and the challenges of not projecting our own standards onto them (that we have probably only come to appreciate and understand in adulthood!). They finish off by discussing the power of adventure in creating memories and the benefit of getting kids into nature to build resilience and problem solving skills. Mark is a man that probably subscribes to the mantra “Deeds, Not Words” and is never one to blow his own bugle. But as Australia’s first Victoria Cross recipient for over 40 years, he found himself in a unique position of notoriety and influence. If you don’t know much about Mark, Hame does a lightning fast bio in the intro, quickly touching on his military record and also that he lost both his own parents at a young age. Big thanks to Dono for sharing his stories with us and opening up about some really personal stuff. As always - thanks to you guys for listening - There is just one more episode to come in Season 1 - and it’s a special edition ripper - make sure you subscribe so you don't miss out! Drop us a line at howotherdadsdad.com Thanks again! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Creativity and dadding combine in a fascinating chat with prolific singer songwriter, Ben Lee. After a chance meeting between Hame and Ben, where the chat quickly turned to their kids, Hame had the good sense to ask Ben if he’d like to slightly formalise the conversation and record it. And thanks to Ben’s generosity, we’ve got Episode 10 as a result! From his search for a different kind of life and love with wife Ione, to taking on the responsibility of a stepdaughter and his early missteps - Ben talks openly and passionately about his dadding style and journey. The fellas swap notes on fostering creativity in kids, but also creativity in general and how to, as Ben says, “make beautiful mistakes”. Ben’s honesty definitely opens up a whole bunch of news ideas and questions that we haven't really covered in the show thus far, and we are of course super thankful that he took the time to sit down and chat with Hame. Info on Ben and his new album I’m Fun is HERE Ben & Ione’s Podcast is HERE Thanks again for all the emails - you can drop us a line at howotherdadsdad.com Subscribe where you get your pods. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Australian Test Cricket Captain, Pat Cummins was rated the world's best bowler in March 2022. But at the very same time, he was a brand new parent trying to figure out how this dadding thing works. Pat very kindly sat down with Hame to chat about his first year of being a dad. The pain of extended time apart from family, the challenge of making time count when he is at home and the inspiration that his own parents give him (even if they did forget his little sister at soccer practise once - but he is one of 5 kids, so cut ’em some slack we say). The guys also chat about the benefit of diabolically long & boring road trips, and how David Warner has shown Pat how to show up for your kids even in the middle of a test match. Hamish also shows his age by having to explain to Pat what the film Two Hands is about, and why he can’t leave his phone on the beach while he swims. Pat’s dadding journey may have just started, but there are great take-aways for everyone in this chat, and we are of course super grateful that he took the time to share his dadding hopes and dreams with Hame. As always, if you wanna drop us a line go to howotherdadsdad.com Thanks for listening! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
A legend of Australian comedy, Hughesy is used to dealing with a tough crowd at times. But it seems his three kids provide the best heckles! Hamish was backstage at Rove many years ago when Hughesy and his wife Holly brought their very fresh newborn baby in, and it all seemed very grown up…especially for Hughesy! Since then, Dave has had two more kids, and away from the microphone Hamish has had the great pleasure of chatting with Hughesy about his very thoughtful and highly empathetic approach to dadding. In this very funny, yet simultaneously wisdom-filled episode, Hughesy talks to Hame about some core beliefs that he is really trying to instil in his kids (and how they just tell him to shut up!). Dave talks about managing his very precious ego (which again, his kids rip into) and he also divulges a habit he definitely does not want his kids to pick up. As always, Hughesy is honest and hilarious, but you’ll also hear that he is really attuned to his kids' needs, and we are super grateful that he was willing to share his dadding wisdom with us. Thanks again for all the emails - you can drop us a line at howotherdadsdad.com Subscribe where you get your pods.And thanks again for listening. We really hope it’s hitting the spot for you! Cheers! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.