April 1st, 2017

Three strikes and you’re out, Baseball gets weird

Three strikes and you’re out, Baseball gets weird Have you ever wondered why baseball doesn’t use a time clock. Why are there nine innings? Why are there three strikes and four balls? Why are there three bases and a home plate? Why is the pitcher called a pitcher… not a thrower? Rest easy, Pat and [Read More…]

February 10th, 2017

Like a Virgin… The Olive Oil Episode

Like a Virgin… The Olive Oil Episode No… this is not about Popeye’s girlfriend. This started as a legitimate “but daddy why” question from Eric’s son. He wanted to know why virgin olive oil is called “virgin.” Pat and Eric couldn’t resist… after all this is the But Daddy Why podcast… so here is more [Read More…]

December 25th, 2016

If You Thought Krampus Was Awful… Bonus Out-Take

If You Thought Krampus Was Awful… Bonus Out-Take Krampus isn’t the only friend of Santa Claus that has a disreputable past… Pat and Eric found 8 more including a flesh-eating cat, a scarecrow that was struck by lightning, and a nice old lady who wants to rip your guts out and replace them with garbage.

Yule Candles

December 21st, 2016

“Yule” be glad you read this!

My family loves a good celebration.  This fact makes December quite a fun month for us.  There is so much to celebrate.  I am fond of using the term “Happy Holidays” during this season because I never know who is celebrating what, or if they are like me and celebrating everything they can. Tonight my [Read More…]

December 14th, 2016

Krampus: The Dark Side of Santa’s Naughty List

Krampus: The Dark Side of Santa’s Naughty List Need a little motivation to stay on Santa’s Nice list? Pat and Eric dig a little further into Santa’s origin story and discover Krampus. WARNING: If you haven’t had the Santa Claus talk with your kids this episode may not be suitable for them. As long as there has [Read More…]

Thankful

November 20th, 2016

9 Ways to be Thankful

Here in the United States we are prepping for Thanksgiving. A favorite holiday of mine because it reminds me to take a moment and realize and take stock of the many good things in my life.  My wife, my kids, my extended family, my friends, my health, etc… ( this list can go on for [Read More…]

November 18th, 2016

But Daddy Why – Saturn is Hungry and Pluto gets the Shaft

Saturn is Hungry and Pluto gets the Shaft Ever look at Saturn and wonder why it has rings or are you still confused about why you grew up in a solar system with nine planets but kids today are growing up in one with only eight? Pat and Eric have your back so you can [Read More…]