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February 11th, 2016

Why are you teaching your kids about God… You are an Atheist?!?

I’m teaching my kids about God in their Sunday school class, funny thing is… I’m an atheist. Most Sundays for the past 2 years you would find me in the a place that should be the last place you would look for me, in a church.  Recently, more than just in a church, as a matter of fact [Read More…]

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February 5th, 2016

Episode 8: You Say Tooth Fairy, But We Smell a Rat…

What do rats, flying pigs, and Duane “The Rock” Johnson have in common? In this episode Pat and I dig into the business of discarded children’s teeth… yup we are looking at the myth of the tooth fairy and why this sprite has become a fixture in our culture.

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January 15th, 2016

Pre-teens Parsing Politics

My kids get their fill of politics through me.  I try to be very guarded with them about my specific political leanings, so that as we have big events like the State of the Union address, or debates, etc we can discuss what they heard without them feeling like they have to pander to me. [Read More…]

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December 23rd, 2015

Episode 7: I Always Feel Like St. Nick is Watching Me…

Nicholas, a bishop in Turkey about 200 years after the birth of Christ, became the ripe jolly old elf Santa Claus we know and love today.  But it was no easy task, along the way he stops a man from selling his daughters into prostitution, deals with an innkeeper who dismembers and pickles children, gets [Read More…]

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December 9th, 2015

Episode 6: Football’s Funny Scoring System and the Civil War

The Civil War really gave rise to the game of American Football, Pat and I dig into the rich history and ultimately answer why the scoring is so random in the game…  give it a listen

Dadventure at The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

December 4th, 2015

Money, Money, Money (Federal Reserve Museum Dadventure)

No one will ever say of me that I don’t love the city of Chicago! I love the many rich, rewarding experiences it holds for my family, from great food, great art, fun shows, and exciting sports, Chicago is one of my favorite places to be! A little while back the boys spent a day [Read More…]

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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. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/butdaddywhy/2015/11/20/the-chicago-cubs-the-curse-and-tinkers-to-evers-to-chance