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We’re making a departure from our standard format for a very special Father’s Day exclusive! In this heart-warming episode, Mike is joined by his daughters Jillian, Ella, and Lexie who flip the script on their dad and ask him the burning questions you’ve always craved the answers to. What career would Mike have if he weren’t a lawyer? Which professional snafu has he learned the most from? If he were a salad ingredient, which one would he be and why? Unlock the Morse Code and learn more about your favorite attorney-turned-podcast host in this all-new installment featuring three very special guest hosts.
[00:56] Mike Morse: Welcome to a special, Father’s Day edition of Open Mike! You can see I have my daughters, Ellie Morse, Lexie Morse, and Jillian Morse who’s in Brooklyn. Thank you for coming on today!
[01:19] MM: We’re doing a special episode where my daughters wanted to ask my questions. I don’t know them, these haven’t been pre-screened, and everything is fair game. So, we’ll see how they do! Jillian, you’re the oldest — do you want to go first?
[01:49] Jillian Morse: Yes! How old were you when you knew you wanted to be a father?
[02:34] Ella Morse: What are some of the fondest memories you had with your dad?
[03:29] Lexie Morse: What’s the biggest thing you’ve learned from your dad?
[04:16] EM: He taught you well — you’re the best dad in the world!
[04:23] JM: If your dad wasn’t a lawyer, do you think you would be in this field doing personal injury?
[05:08] MM: You’ve stumped me, Jillian! I’ll say yes because I’ve been doing it for thirty years and love it. But would I have done it if my father Joel wasn’t one? I’ll say yes, but truly I have no clue.
[05:30] EM: What do you enjoy most about being a father to us?
[06:18] LM: Okay, I have one. What is your favorite tradition we have as a family?
[07:37] JM: As a kid, how did you and your dad celebrate Father’s Day?
[08:46] EM: Super cute! This question is kind of unrelated to Father’s Day, but it’s one I’m curious… if you could travel one place you haven’t been before, what would it be?
[09:45] LM: What’s your favorite hobby?
[10:24] MM: I took Lexie golfing recently, and she almost killed a kid. She hit a ball right into another kid and was like, “Alright, I’m done! Never doing this again!” Isn’t that basically what happened?
[10:41] JM: What are the top two items on your bucket list for 2021 and 2022? Are you going to write another book?
[12:52] EM: What is a mistake or failure that has taught you the most in life? What’s a downfall that brought you back up?
[14:09] LM: Where is your favorite place to travel to?
[14:32] JM: I feel anywhere warm with mountains, you’ll be happy. What’s your favorite game to play as a family?
[16:08] LM: This is one I really want to know the answer to… which one of us gets on your nerves the most? And you can’t say me!
[17:11] EM: I have a question that you ask often! I’m curious — if you could be any part of the salad, which part would you be and why?
[18:11] MM: I ask that question in interviews sometimes, and that’s where Ella got that question!
[18:21] JM: I have a question that’s not fully developed, but… how would you feel if you had a son instead of three daughters? Do you think you’d be more prepared to raise a son?
[19:21] MM: Would I have been equipped? No, I wouldn’t have been equipped! I wasn’t equipped to raise a daughter either, but I did an okay job. I would have been happy with a boy, and I was thrilled with a third girl. Three girls is special, it’s unique, and I wouldn’t trade it for anything.
[20:19] MM: I’m now seeing questions from my staff that I’m going to ask YOU guys. One final question, and then we’re going to end. What’s your favorite memory growing up, focused on your Dad?
[21:04] JM: This was a couple summers ago and we went on a Daddy-Daughter trip, you visited me while I was out there for a couple days. And we would walk the old, cobblestone streets together, ate some amazing sushi on Chelsea Street, then we went to Berlin, had an amazing time, and then we went to Prague. Every second on that trip was so fun, never a dull moment.
[22:11] EM: That really jogged my memory! I think traveling in general is something we all value and love. And I think it’s rare to go on a trip, just one parent to a daughter. One of the trips you and I did was canoeing in Green River, Utah. And we had so much fun, we laughed, we had no idea what we were doing.
[23:46] LM: I loved going to Daddy-Daughter dances with you! Getting dressed up and dancing all night.
[24:14] MM: Girls, thank you so much for coming on Open Mike, and being yourselves and asking questions. I love you all so, so, so much.
[24:36] MM: Thank you all for watching this special episode of Open Mike. Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there, and we’ll see you next time! Thank you.