November 20th, 2015

Episode 5: The Chicago Cubs, The Curse, and Tinkers to Evers to Chance

Since back to back World Series wins in 1907 and 1908 the Chicago Cubs have not won that title. Pat and I dig into Chicago Cubs history and explain the origin of “the curse”, and Pat reads a poem. You won’t want to miss it.

BDW Episode 4

November 5th, 2015

But Daddy Why Episode 4: Why is the Sky Blue?

Pat and I dig into the question that kicked of the idea for this podcast, “Why is the sky blue?”  We also explain why you can sometimes see the moon during the day.

But Daddy Way Episode 3 Cover Art

October 30th, 2015

But Daddy Why Episode 3: Halloween, Jack’o’lantern, and the fate of the Mangel Wurzel

Pat and Eric get spooky… well they get Mangel Wurzeled at least… Don’t know what that means? Give this one a listen you’ll also learn about the origins of Halloween and the Jack’o’Lantern as well.


October 29th, 2015

7 Hard Truths About the Strength to Succeed

DiaryDad shares 7 hard truths about what it takes to be strong. — There is an oft used metaphor about learning and becoming stronger that is used in the martial arts, but I have heard it in many other venues as well.  It tells of  how steel becomes stronger as you fold it with other materials to [Read More…]


October 23rd, 2015

5 Things Watching the Chicago Cubs with my Grandpa Taught Me About Being a Dad

I’m turning 40 this year, and if I could have capped it off with any one thing it would be the Cubs winning the World Series.  Clearly that was not in the cards but I can’t be disappointed in a season that took us to the National League Championship Series. Rooting for this team has [Read More…]


October 21st, 2015

But Daddy Why Episode 2: Triskaidekaphobia, Paraskevidekatriaphobia, and Long Division

Pat and Eric dig into why people are scared of the number 13 and why long division is called “long”.


October 16th, 2015

Finding Fatherhood in the Myths of Old

I have always loved a good story.  As a boy I loved to hear them, as I grew older I became fascinated by the many ways we tell them; now as a father, I love telling them.  Mythological stories are particular favorites of mine.  They are the morality plays that have set the standard for how we [Read More…]