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As children Spencer and Zach built a robot made of junk. A magic bolt of lightning brought it to life. In 2020, the robot was attacked and destroyed. Before all was lost, they uploaded its consciousness to the nearest thing they could find; their variety entertainment podcast program. The podcast is alive. The podcast is SAZETU. What does this really mean? Two nerds who are old friends and also musicians and record producers have a variety show wherein they to about what ever they fee like, ...
 
Modern Dadhood is an ongoing conversation about the joys, challenges, and general insanity of being a dad in this moment. The interview show is hosted by Adam Flaherty and Marc Checket, two devoted 30-something dads who are certainly not fatherhood experts, but do share indisputable chemistry and a zest for parenting. Guests from all walks of life speak candidly on a wide range of fatherhood themes, and listeners can expect a healthy dose of laughter, sincerity, dad jokes, and 90s nostalgia ...
 
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Back in Episode 25, we spoke with Social Emotion Learning specialist Scotty Iseri. In addition to Scotty's important work with Committee For Children, he invented (and stars in) a wonderful and impactful podcast for kids called The Imagine Neighborhood. In a previously unreleased portion of our conversation, Scotty shares about the show's philosoph…
 
In the season three premier, we learn that J.E.F.F.REE 2//D (the robot made of junk) has been attacked and destroyed, forcing Spencer and Zach to upload his consciousness to the podcast. The show is now alive and it is called SAZETU. To celebrate, Spencer and Zach spend the better part of an hour insulting each other, or rather, passive-aggressivel…
 
A Day-Glo orange splatter of paint. A geyser of green slime. A seductive forearm tattoo named Petunia. If this doesn't conjure up some serious nostalgia, you either weren't a kid in the 90s, or your mom banned you from watching Nickelodeon. We invited Nick veteran and new dad Danny Tamberelli to the podcast to chat about growing up in the spotlight…
 
Let me guess: You thought it was SOOO unlikely that 2020 would serve up not one, but TWO hilarious fatherhood-themed podcasts... didn’t you, you Doubting Thomas, you? If 2020 has demonstrated nothing else, it’s that anything is possible. In Modern Dadhood's first anniversary episode, we welcome comedian and fellow podcaster Rory Scovel of Dads: The…
 
Covid is no joke, but sometimes you have to look on the lighter side of shitty things to get through it. In this episode, the season two finale, Spencer and Zach look back on the year in news, health, life and entertainment and place the subjects in to one of two categories: Covid Cuties and Covid KaKas. Please enjoy and Happy New Year.…
 
We celebrators of Christmas have read "'Twas The Night Before Christmas" to our young ones before bed, and have woken up and exchanged gifts. Spencer and Zach thought a critical reading of the Christmas classic for the adults was in order. All in good fun. More foul language than usual.By Mistakes Were Made LLC
 
This week, Spencer and Zach sit down with Patrick Doyle, their old friend who just so happens to be a senior editor at Rolling Stone, and just so happens to have written the current RS cover story on McCartney and Taylor Swift. All three are McCartney nerds, insightful critiques ensues.By Mistakes Were Made LLC
 
Do you ponder your own death? Is it something you worry about? Wonder when it will happen? Did your perspective on death change when you became a father? Death is inevitable, and it can be uncomfortable, even stressful to talk about, especially when children are in the picture. For Robert Bailey, this is a familiar conversation. Robert has stage 4 …
 
Real talk: What’s more remarkable than being an astronaut? Being an astronaut dad, that’s what. Adam and Marc are joined by former astronaut Winston E. Scott, who shares stories of his NASA space missions, his tenure as a US Navy Captain, the crucial importance of STEM education, and his own unique perspective on raising children to be bold, confid…
 
Spencer and Zach have worked their way through 64 cast members over 45 years of SNL and it's come down to two. This week, the fellas pull apart the talents and careers of both of these comedy legends. At the end of this epic showdown, there will be no losers, only winners. Ok...maybe two losers...the hosts.…
 
This week for the holiday, Zach and Spencer take the BOTB bracket system and apply it to the cast members of SNL. This episode is 1975-1989, the next (which will post soon) is 1990-present and the third is deciding the final winner. We hope you enjoy the journey.By Mistakes Were Made LLC
 
Single parenthood is a common phenomenon and it occurs for a number of reasons, the most common of which is divorce. In the United States alone, an estimated 2.4 million divorces take place each year, many of them involving children. Seth Romano, a Los Angeles-based musician and single father of one joins the Modern Dadhood conversation to share hi…
 
Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Glen Campbell, Elton John, Weird Al, Dwight Yoakam and Hans Zimmer. What do they all have in common? This week's guest. This week Spencer and Zach welcome the delightful Marty Rifkin and talk to him about his experiences creating music with some of the biggest legends in music history.…
 
Remember life before kids? We did things a certain way, we went places, we stayed up late, had hobbies, and some of us were even thrill seekers. Did that change when kids came into the picture? Or were you able to strike a balance between caring for kids and doing things for you? Peter Shankman, a best-selling author, entrepreneur, Ironman triathle…
 
Halloween? Whatever. Elections day? Psssh. We've got bigger fish to fry here (#noshade vegetarians). The real issue at hand in this climate is...what do we do with Daylight Savings Time? This week SpenZach pull apart the western world's relationship with Daylight Saving Time, and determine, definitively whether not not it stays.…
 
A rebroadcast of last year's Halloween Special, wherein Spencer's friend and registered Maine Guide Tom Belluscio recounts his experience of being stalked while on a solo canoe trip...or was he? Either way, it's a scary story with intense sound design that'll give you goosebumps. Happy Halloween. Enjoy!…
 
Special K, Life, Cheerios, Froot Loops, Shredded Wheat…So many classic cereals, barely any of them good for you, nearly all of them delicious. This week, Spencer and Zach give cereals the bracket test. Only one cereal can be a killer! ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★By Mistakes Were Made LLC
 
We all have them: Those kids’ books we were gifted or we picked up on a whim because the title was intriguing or the characters were familiar. But then we crack them open, and BAM— total schlock. With the sheer amount of content for children out there, it's increasingly difficult to find the good stuff; the content that inspires wonder. The types o…
 
This week, Spencer and Zach pull apart one of their favorite records, Tom Petty’s ‘Wildflowers’, which was just reissued with 10 additional tracks that were originally intended to be a double album upon its initial release. The fellas share stories, discuss album personnel and reflect upon one of Tom Petty’s crowning achievements. ★ Support this po…
 
This week, Spencer and Zach welcome longtime friend, collaborator, Grammy nominated recording engineer and fellow Beatles fan Steve Drown to discuss John Lennon's newly released “GIMME SOME TRUTH”, a collection of newly remixed Lennon singles and deep cuts. ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★By Mistakes Were Made LLC
 
The Dad Bod: Is it a myth? A legend? A joke? Does it happen to all dads? How can we avoid it? Or better yet, how can we effectively combat if we choose to? Modern Dadhood welcomes its first female guest, Courtney Wyckoff, to the conversation. Courtney’s success as a Certified Personal Trainer and the creator of MommaStrong/PappaStrong gives her uni…
 
sandwich • noun • sand·​wich •ˈsan(d)-ˌwich: two or more slices of bread or a split roll having a filling in between.This week, the fellas put their trusty Best of the Best Play-at-Home Brackets (tm) to the test. This week’s subject? Sandwiches. In a conversation they thought would take 5 minutes, Spencer and Zach truly end up discussing the virtue…
 
Every parent hopes to cruise through potty training so they can be rewarded with the sweet liberty of a diaper-free lifestyle. But sometimes the toilet training journey is less of a cruise and more of a crawl… or worse yet, a series of fits and starts. Marc and his wife Jamie know this journey all too well as they’re currently navigating the harsh …
 
This week, the fellas improvise all of the music in the show (basically sick jazz) and offer up a bunch of “open faced compliment sandwiches.” There’s a lot of vitriol out there these days, and sure, who doesn’t like to pile it on with everyone else. That said… Spencer and Zach thought it best to offer some compliments before airing their grievance…
 
Social-emotional learning, mindfulness, soft skills, emotional intelligence— call it what you want. Learning how to understand and deal with emotions plays a significant role in our ability to handle all varieties of problems we face throughout our lives. In this episode, we get into the nitty-gritty with Scotty Iseri, father of a 7-year-old son an…
 
Zach just flew to California to empty his apartment and drove back east with the past ten years of his life in the back seat. This was a melancholy experience, at best. This week, Spencer and Zach talk about his experience having driven straight across the country from Los Angeles to Maine and his takeaways from the trip. The boys also wrote a bran…
 
This week, the fellas are joined once again by their good buddy Portland, ME producer and engineer Jonathan Wyman. To recap: ZJ and SA join Wyman to ship home a record collection containing every record ever made that his British relative had gifted to him. But! Because we need plot points, they hit an iceberg, lose all the Beatles, Zeppelin and St…
 
Entering into a new school year is anxiety-inducing as it is. This year, for many parents it feels like teetering on a precipice— each way down lined with more questions than answers. We sit down with Jon L’Ecuyer, a high school Government teacher and dad to a second grade daughter, to discuss the choices that his family is contemplating. We talk n…
 
This week, the fellas are joined by their good buddy Portland, ME producer and engineer Jonathan Wyman. ZJ and SA join Wyman to ship home a record collection containing every record ever made that his British relative had gifted to him. But! Because we need plot points, they hit an iceberg, lose all the Beatles, Zeppelin and Stevie Wonder records a…
 
This week, Jones Bones and SA clink a glass or two of brown water and reminisce about some of the truly bizarre, hilarious, dangerous, disappointing, joyous, terrifying and heartwarming times they shared while touring the country tirelessly in they band AS FAST AS. ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★…
 
Expecting your first child can be both exciting and unsettling. There’s so much to learn, do, prepare, and buy before you take on the single most important job you’ve ever had. Becoming a first time dad in 2020, when it feels like the whole planet could just fold in on itself at any given moment, is a different kind of unnerving. Thankfully, Chad R…
 
If Congress doesn’t pass legislation very quickly, we stand to lose 90% of our independent music venues. We cannot allow this to happen. Join Spencer and Zach as they welcome Los Angeles area venue manager and musician Ben Redell to join them in pulling apart what we stand to lose, and also how we got here in the first place. ★ Support this podcast…
 
Hollywood already has a propensity to just rehash existing properties, so seeing no end in sight, our heroes take the bull by the horns and cave in by suggesting their own ideas for sequels and reboots. Plus a visit from our old friend Pond, who stops by to catch up and to get JEFF.R.E.E. 2//D connected to the internet AND give S+Z an email address…
 
Imagine, if you will, you’re a young Latino man in your late twenties living in Los Angeles. You’ve just had your first child and you’re pounding the pavement, working your ass off to land any acting gig you can get. And then one day the telephone rings, and the opportunity of a lifetime presents itself… three thousand miles away. That’s the beginn…
 
How often does your kid do something so funny, cute, smart, or outrageous that you wish you could capture it and share it with the world? (And how often do you follow through on that?) Multi-talented content creator and father of one, Andre Jalil, is a master of documenting life with his-two year-old daughter Lyric Sanaa on video. The result is a t…
 
This week, Spence and Zach talk about one of their favorite film franchises. Ghostbusters. GB1 is widely considered one of the greatest, if not THE greatest comedies of all time. So what happened with the sequel? The man-children put GB2 up on the table and talk about all of the things that they got right, as well as the things they got very wrong …
 
This week, Zones and Spalbee have a look at whitewashing in Hollywood, specifically in cartoons. There has been a recent wave of big stars stepping down from famous cartoon voice-over roles. Why? Because they are white voices applied to non-white characters. The fellers pull this apart and put it back together, and talk about their relationship wit…
 
Take a moment to think back across your life. Do you have certain experiences that have always resonated with you, whether significant or unremarkable? Commercial director, editor, show runner, and author Michael Addis has spent years documenting his favorite life stories, and he joins the Modern Dadhood conversation to share about his new book Who…
 
This week, Spencer and Zach pull apart the ups and downs of their beloved Paul McCartney’s post Beatles career. SPOILER ALERT: Band on the Run and RAM are still great! Give My Regards to Broad Street still isn’t! Also, check out the video companion channel on YouTube! Search Spencer and Zach Explore the Universe. Like share and subscribe! ★ Support…
 
In the season 2 premier, Spencer brings his old chum Zach Jones in to the fold as cohost. These two Chummie McChummersons EVENTUALLY get around to pulling apart and discussing the classic BBC sitcom Fawlty Towers, starring Monty Python’s John Cleese. Additionally, you can tune in to Spencer and Zach’s new YouTube Channel Top Ten Takeaways, which wi…
 
Whether it's singing your heart out on stage or spending an afternoon smashing rocks into a lake with a Wiffle ball bat, our kids learn valuable lessons when they see their dad immersed in something he loves. To kick off Father's Day weekend, the guys share the qualities of a solid Father's Day, and Marc waxes philosophical about the values he took…
 
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