First Class Fatherhood

First Class Fatherhood Podcast

We are not Babysitters, we are fathers, and not just fathers, we are First Class Fathers! Welcome to First Class Fatherhood, a Podcast with a vision to change the narrative of Fatherhood & Family Life. I have interviewed over 350 high profile Dads such as NFL Legends (Deion Sanders, Kurt Warner, Tom Brady) Navy SEALs (Rob O’Neill, Marcus Luttrell) Entrepreneurs (Grant Cardone, Jordan Belfort) Actors (Dean Cain, Matt Roloff) Skateboarding Icon Tony Hawk & more. I’m a 39 year old father of 4 & married to a beautiful woman for 15 years. Everyday is Fathers Day on First Class Fatherhood! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/alec-lace/support

#401 Brendan Schaub
Episode 401 Brendan Schaub is a First Class Father, Comedian, Podcater and former UFC Fighter. He currently hosts three top ranked podcasts including THE FIGHTER AND THE KID, KING AND THE STING, BELOW THE BELT. After retiring from mixed martial arts in 2014, Schaub began pursuing a stand-up comedy career. At first, he toured and performed with Bryan Callen. In 2019 Brendan Schaub filmed his first ever Showtime comedy special titled, YOU’D BE SURPRISED. He has made many appearances on THE JOE ROGAN EXPERIENC...

#400 Jocko Willink
Episode 400 Jocko Willink is a First Class Father, Retired Navy SEAL, Podcaster, NYT Bestselling Author and Entrepreneur. He commanded SEAL Team 3's Task Unit Bruiser that fought in the Battle of Ramadi, and was awarded the Silver Star and Bronze Star with Combat V for his service. He achieved the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He co-authored the books Extreme Ownership and The Dichotomy of Leadership along with fellow retired SEAL Leif Babin and co-founded the management consulting firm Echelon Front. Jocko...

#399 Rod Woodson
Episode 399 Rod Woodson is a First Class Father and NFL Legend. He was selected with the 10th overall pick of the 1987 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers where he played for ten years. He went on to play for the Baltimore Ravens and was a key part of arguably the greatest defense of all time destroying the NY Giants in Super Bowl 35. He was an inductee of the Class of 2009 of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio on August 8, 2009. Woodson was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 201...


#398 Matt Walsh
Episode 398 Matt Walsh is a First Class Father, Primetime Emmy Nominated Actor and Comedian. He is best known for his role as Mike McLintock in Veep, the smash hit HBO political satire comedy. He has also co-starred in films such as Ghostbusters, Life of the Party, Ted, Into the Storm, Brigsby Bear, The Hangover and Old School. He is a founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade sketch comedy troupe. In this Episode, Matt shares his Fatherhood journey which includes three children. He discusses the way ...

#397 Travis Lively
Episode 397 Travis Lively is a First Class Father, Screenwriter and Former Navy SEAL. He is well known for his appearance in the BUD/s Class 234 Documentary where his positive attitude and quick wit made him a favorite among viewers. Travis is a professional screenwriter and producer. Since 2007, he has also worked in the defense & aerospace industries as a recognized subject matter expert in the strategic and tactical employment of Unmanned Airborne Systems. In this Episode, Travis shares his Fatherhood jo...

#396 Lou Dobbs
Episode 396 Lou Dobbs is a First Class Father and Fox Business Network host. He is the host of Lou Dobbs Tonight, the #1 news program on business television, which features a breakdown of the day's top stories and how they impact the economy. He was named"TV's Premier Business News Anchorman" by The Wall Street Journal, Dobbs has won several major awards for television journalism. In 2005, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences awarded him the Emmy for Lifetime Achievement. He has a new book a...


#395 Harry Campbell
Episode 395 Harry Campbell is a First Class Father and founder of The Rideshare Guy. Harry is a renowned blogger, writer and entrepreneur. Despite formally studying and working for 6 years as an aerospace engineer, in 2015, Harry gave that all up to pursue his passion of blogging and entrepreneurship. Harry is most well known for his industry leading blog and podcast, The Rideshare Guy, that reaches hundreds of thousands of viewers each month. Harry has quickly evolved into an industry expert with appearanc...

#394 Derrick Van Orden
Episode 394 Derrick Van Orden is a First Class Father, Retired Navy SEAL, Best Selling Author and Candidate for US Congress. Derrick served for 26 with the US Navy spending the majority of his time as a frogman with the elite US Navy SEAL Teams. He retired as a Navy SEAL Senior Chief with 5 combat deployments and several others to troubled areas in the world. He is the best-selling author of the book A Book of Man: A Navy SEAL’s Guide to the Lost Art of Manhood. He also starred in the movie Act Of Valor alo...

#393 Matt LaCosse
Episode 393 Matt LaCosse is about to be a Father. He is the first guest of the podcast who is not a dad already. Matt and his wife are expecting their first child in November of 2020. Matt is an NFL Tight End who played college football at Illinois and has spent time with the NY Giants, NY Jets, Denver Broncos and currently plays for the NE Patriots. He has to make the toughest decision of his life whether or not to play in the 2020 season with the risk of the pandemic which would put his wife and unborn ch...


#392 Nick Kosir
Episode 392 Nick Kosir is a First Class Father and Meteorologist known as the Dancing Weatherman. He currently forecasts the weather for WJZY Fox 46 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Before he became known as the Dancing Weatherman he rapped his weather reports. His dancing moves have gone viral on social media. Nick’s unique and entertaining style of delivering the weather has been seen by millions of viewers on YouTube, Instagram and TikTok. In this Episode, Nick shares his Fatherhood journey which includes a...

#391 Roger Mathews
Episode 391 Roger Mathews is a First Class Father who is known for his role in the smash hit MTV Reality show Jersey Shore. He also appeared in all 54 episodes of Snooki & JWoww. His divorce from Jenni JWoww Farley was highly publicized. He currently co-hosts a podcast with UFC Superstar Frankie Edgar called The Champ and the Tramp. In this Episode, Roger shares his Fatherhood journey which includes two children. He describes his co-parenting situation with JWoww and how their relationship is today. He give...

#390 Rusty Noesner
Episode 390 Rusty Noesner is a First Class Father and Former United States Navy SEAL. Rusty served for six years with the elite SEAL Teams and is currently a Firearms and Tactical Driving instructor. Rusty has a passion for art and for several years ran a nonprofit called War Paint where veterans and service members could create and sell art. In this Episode, Rusty shares his Fatherhood journey which includes a daughter and a newborn son. He discusses his love of art and why he founded War Paints. He descri...


#389 Jim Kelly
Episode 389 Jim Kelly is a First Class Father and Legendary NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback. He was selected in the first round of the 1983 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills. He played two seasons in the USFL where he was named Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player. He spent his entire NFL career with the Buffalo Bills leading them to four consecutive Super Bowls. His number 12 has been retired by the Bills and Kelly was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2002. Jim Kelly was known for his toughne...

#388 Lee Goldberg
Episode 388 Lee Goldberg is a First Class Father and Meteorologist. He is the Chief Meteorologist for Channel 7's Eyewitness News First 4:00pm and Eyewitness News at 5:00pm, 6:00pm and 11:00pm. He joined the Eyewitness News Weather Team in 1996. Lee has a dedication to community service that includes his avid support for the Pediatric Cancer Foundation, hosting their annual Walkathon in Riverside Park each spring. Lee is the best dressed Dad on television and posts pictures of his Accutire to his Instagram ...

#387 Dustin Poirier
Episode 387 Dustin Poirier is a First Class Father and World Class UFC Lightweight Fighter. He is the former interim lightweight champion and is currently the #2 Ranked Lightweight Fighter in the world. Dustin has beaten some of the top UFC fighters including Max Holloway, Eddie Alvarez, Justin Gaethje and Anthony Pettis. He is also currently the #8 ranked pound-for-pound fighter in the UFC. In this Episode, Dustin shares his Fatherhood journey and whether or not he plans on having more children. He discuss...


#386 Bob Kerrey
Episode 386 Bob Kerrey is a First Class Father, Former Navy SEAL, Former US Senator of Nebraska and Medal of Honor Recipient. He was wounded in combat during the Vietnam War and awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his courageous actions under fire. He served as Governor for four years before being elected to the U.S. Senate, where he served from 1989 through 2001. In 2002 he published a memoir "When I Was A Young Man." In this episode, Bob Kerrey shares his Fatherhood journey which includes three c...

#385 Andre Tippett
Episode 385 Andre Tippett is a First Class Father and Legendary NFL Hall of Fame linebacker. He played college football for the Iowa Hawkeyes and was drafted in the second round of the 1982 NFL draft by the New England Patriots. Andre played his entire pro football career with the Patriots recording 100 sacks and was selected to five Pro Bowls. He is a member of the NFL 1980’s All Decade Team. In this Episode, Andre shares his Fatherhood journey, he discusses the loss of both his mom and his stepfather to t...

#384 Sean Hannity
Episode 384 Sean Hannity is a First Class Father, the host of Hannity on Fox News and the nationally syndicated radio program The Sean Hannity Show. He is the author of three New York Times bestsellers Conservative Victory, Deliver Us From Evil, and Let Freedom Ring. Sean Hannity’s first book in 10 years (on sale 8/4, published by Threshold Editions), has sold 500,000 copies in just three weeks. This includes pre-orders, hardcover, ebook and audio sales. Threshold Editions has already gone back to press for...


#383 Sean Parnell
Episode 383 Sean Parnell is a First Class Father, decorated combat veteran, New York Times Bestselling Author and Candidate for US Congress in Pennsylvania. This is Sean’s third appearance on First Class Fatherhood and it’s an honor to have him back on the show. He has a brand new book available now, ONE TRUE PATRIOT which is the third installment of his Eric Steele military fictional thriller series. In this Episode, Sean gives us an update on his three children and how they handled the coronavirus. He tel...

#382 Beav Brodie
Episode 382 Beav Brodie is a First Class Father, founder and CEO of TACTICAL BABY GEAR. Tactical Baby Gear is a lifestyle brand that’s heard the call of daddy. Only Tactical Baby Gear has engineered the toughest baby gear on the planet in its enthusiastic quest to provide you with the tools to handle some serious doodie. Designed with the idea that tactical is practical, Tactical Baby Gear efficiently organizes all your go-to items into one tough, dependable, military-grade tactical diaper bag. The first mo...

#381 Hue Jackson
Episode 381 Hue Jackson is a First Class Father and former NFL Head Coach of the Cleveland Browns who is making his second appearance on the podcast. His foundation, the Hue Jackson Foundation, is committed to empowering children, teens, and adults through awareness, education and prevention of Human Trafficking while assisting survivors and their families in their journey through recovery and survivorship. He recently launched a new program Strangers 2 Changers. The “Stranger2Changer” movement is a multi-l...


#380 Chris Kirkpatrick
Episode 380 Chris Kirkpatrick is a First Class Father, singer, songwriter and founding member of the boy band NSYNC. Chris started the band as a vocal group that went on to take the world by storm selling more than 50 million albums with performances all across the globe. NSYNC has performed at the World Series, Super Bowl and Olympics and are one of the top selling boy bands of all time. Chris has lent his voice to several kids shows including The Fairly Odd Parents. In this Episode, Chris shares his Fathe...

#379 Bill Perkins
Episode 379 Bill Perkins is a First Class Father, former Hedge Fund Manager, High Stakes Poker Player, Film Producer and Author. His new book DIE WITH ZERO: GETTING ALL YOU CAN FROM YOUR MONEY AND YOUR LIFE is Now Available. Bill Perkins is the CEO of BrisaMax Holdings, a consulting services firm based in the US Virgin Islands. After training on Wall Street, Perkins made his fortune as an energy trader. These days, Perkins is recognized for his glamorous lifestyle, high-stakes poker games, and outrageous no...

#378 Boston Rob Mariano
Episode 378 Boston Rob Mariano is a First Class Father and Reality TV Show Legend who has spent more time on Survivor Islands then any other contestant on the CBS smash hit reality show. He met his future wife, Amber, on the 8th Season in which she was declared the Sole Survivor and Rob finished as runner up. Rob won the show's 22nd season Survivor: Redemption Island and most recently competed on Survivor: Winners at War. Rob and his wife Amber have competed twice on another popular CBS Reality show The Ama...


#377 Al Roker
Episode 377 Al Roker is a First Class Father, legendary weather forecaster, journalist, actor, television personality and author. He is the current weather anchor on NBC's Today and has been with NBC for over forty years. He has hosted NBC's coverage of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade since 1995 and also serves as co-host on 3rd Hour Today. Al is a New York Times bestselling author with a new book, “You Look So Much Better in Person: True Stories of Absurdity and Success” which will be released on July 2...

#376 Benjamin Watson
Episode 376 Benjamin Watson is a First Class Father and Retired NFL Tight End who was drafted by the New England Patriots in the first round of the 2004 NFL Draft. During his professional football career he played for the Cleveland Browns, New Orleans Saints, Baltimore Ravens and finished his career where it began with the Patriots. He was a part of the Patriots team that won Super Bowl 39 and was the recipient of the Bart Starr Award in 2018. He is also the author of two books “Under Our Skin” and “New Dad...

#375 Ken Daneyko
Episode 375 Ken Daneyko is a First Class Father and Legendary NHL Defenseman. Daneyko was drafted by the New Jersey Devils in the first round of the 1982 NHL and played his entire twenty year career with the organization earning the nickname Mr. Devil by the fans. Daneyko is a three-time Stanley Cup Champion who is best known for his bone crushing hits and many fights on the ice. In 2006, the New Jersey Devils retired his number 3 jersey cementing his legacy as one of the all time greats. He is currently a ...


#374 Joel McHale
Episode 374 Joel McHale is a First Class Father, comedian, actor, writer, producer, and television host. He is well known for hosting “The Soup” as well as his role as Jeff Winger on the NBC sitcom Community. He was the host of the 2015 ESPY Awards, the 43rd People's Choice Awards, and recently hosted the after-show special of the smash-hit documentary series “Tiger King” on Netflix. In this Episode, Joel shares his Fatherhood journey which includes two teenagers, he discusses the circumstances in which he ...

#373 Jesse Lee Peterson
Episode 373 Jesse Lee Peterson is a First Class Father, author, activist, counselor, pastor, talk show host, and founder and president of BOND, the Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny (est. 1990). BOND is a nationally recognized nonprofit dedicated to "Rebuilding the Family by Rebuilding the Man." He hosts the JLP Show Monday through Friday from 6:00am - 9:00am Pacific. In this Episode, Jesse shares his Fatherhood journey, he discusses the importance of the role of the Father, he describes the devasta...

#372 Brent Gleeson
Episode 372 Brent Gleeson is a First Class Father, Author, Speaker, Entrepreneur and former Navy SEAL. This is Brent’s second time on First Class Fatherhood and it’s an honor to have him back. The last time he was on the podcast was Episode 77. As a member of SEAL Team 5, Gleeson's platoon had some of the first SEALs deployed to Iraq in early 2003. He served several tours in Iraq, Africa, and other theaters of war. After returning to civilian life, he built award-winning, multi-million dollar organizations ...


#371 John Brenkus
Episode 371 John Brenkus is a First Class Father, Producer, Director and TV Personality. He was the on-air host, co-creator and executive producer of ESPN’s Emmy Award-winning show Sport Science. John is also the co-creator of the groundbreaking series Fight Science for the National Geographic Channel. He is currently the CMO of KILL CLIFF which is an all natural energy drink with all natural ingredients and zero sugar. It’s gained a fanbase with professional athletes and celebrities including comedian & UF...

#370 Gino Cafarelli
Episode 370 Gino Cafarelli is a First Class Father and Actor. He recently played Tom Hardy's opposite in the movie “Capone”. Gino also played Mayor Frank Rizzo in “The Irishman” opposite Robert DeNiro and Joe Pesci. He wrote a children’s book due out this fall which was inspired by his daughter who is hearing impaired. In this Episode, Gino shares his Fatherhood journey, he discusses his transition from working in corporate America to acting, he describes his Children’s book and why he decided to write it, ...

#369 Kyren Gibson
Episode 369 Kyren Gibson is a First Class Father who is known for his viral videos on social media which feature him asking his young son, Kyng, questions about financial literacy. His son responds with quick, well formulated answers. The chemistry between Kyren and his son is magical, inspiring and their positive vibe is contagious. In this Episode, Kyren shares his Fatherhood journey, he discusses the importance of financial literacy with kids, he describes the genesis of posting his videos on social medi...


#368 Dean Cain
Episode 368 Dean Cain is a First Class Father, Actor and Emmy Nominated Producer. It is an honor to have Dean back on the podcast. He joined me on Episode 47 and was the first celebrity I interviewed on the show. After his appearance, the podcast jumped to #1 on the iTunes Charts for Kids & Family and First Class Fatherhood has been on fire ever since. Dean is known for his role as Superman on “Lois & Clark” and has starred in many films such as “Out of Time” alongside Denzel Washington. Dean is also a rese...

#367 Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
Episode 367 Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is a First Class Father, Veteran and former Congressman. In 2018, Pompeo became the 70th Secretary of State. Prior to becoming Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo served as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency and before that he was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Kansas's 4th district. Secretary Pompeo finished first in his class from the United States Military Academy at West Point. He left the US Army at the rank of Captain. In this Episod...

#366 John Roberts
Episode 366 John Roberts is a First Class Father and Fox News Channel’s Chief White House Correspondent. Roberts started his career as a co-host on the music newsmagazine The NewMusic on CITY-TV before serving as an entertainment reporter for CITY-TV and finally fronting Canada's music channel MuchMusic. Before he became the Chief White House Correspondent Roberts was at CNN where he was an anchor and Senior National Correspondent. His wife Kyra Phillips is an award winning journalist who currently works fo...


#365 Chad Veach
Episode 365 Chad Veach is a First Class Father, globally-renowned faith figure, author and pastor of LA’s fastest-growing young adult church. Chad’s family first became the focal point of a tattoo craze when stars like Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson, got “G” tattoos for Chad’s oldest daughter, Georgia, who suffers from a rare life-threatening brain disease. Chad will release his first-ever leadership book, “Help! I Work with People” on August 18th. In this Episode, Chad shares his Fatherhood jou...

#364 Sam Jaeger
Episode 364 Sam Jaeger is a First Class Father and Actor. He is known for his role as Joel Graham on “Parenthood” as well as his recurring role on “The Handmaid’s Tale”. He has a major role in the upcoming second season of “The Politician” which begins Friday, June 19 on Netflix. He has appeared in films such as “Behind Enemy Lines” and “American Sniper” with many other roles to his credit. In this Episode, Sam shares his Fatherhood journey, he discusses life as a dad while being an actor, he talks about a ...

#363 Justin Baldoni
Episode 363 Justin Baldoni is a First Class Father, Actor, Director and filmmaker. As an entrepreneur, Baldoni co-founded Wayfarer Entertainment—a cause-driven media studio focused on creating content that highlights inspiration, unity, and the power of human connection. In addition to developing projects from ideation through release, Baldoni created the dinner conversation series, Man Enough, which dives into traditional masculinity while focusing on topics like body image, relationships, and fatherhood. ...


#362 Kenny Johnson
Episode 362 Kenny Johnson is a First Class Father and Actor. He currently portrays Dominique Luca in the CBS drama series “S.W.A.T.” and has appeared in every episode of the hit series. He is also known for his roles as Detective Curtis Lemansky in “The Shield”, Detective Ham Dewey in “Saving Grace”, Herman Kozik in “Sons of Anarchy” and Caleb Calhoun in “Bates Motel”. In this Episode, Kenny shares his Fatherhood journey, he talks about raising a girl in today’s world, he discusses his discipline style as a...

#361 Philip Payne
Episode 361 Philip Payne is a First Class Father and a top tier music industry professional. Philip and model Iskra Lawrence are proud new parents of a baby boy. Philip played college football at the University of Texas on a scholarship. His passion for music led him to a successful career as an A&R, tour manager and songwriter. In this Episode, Philip shares his Fatherhood journey, he discusses the home birth of he and Iskra’s new baby boy, he describes the feeling of being a new father and the type of fat...

#360 Matt Eversmann
Episode 360 Matt Eversmann is a First Class Father and Retired Army Ranger. Matt served in the Third Battalion, Seventy Fifth Ranger Regiment as a Sergeant during the 1993 Battle Of Mogadishu which was immortalized in the movie “Black Hawk Down”. For his courageous actions during the battle, Matt received several awards including the Bronze Star Medal with Valor. Matt continued to serve long after the Battle of Mogadishu with his final deployment in 2006 to Iraq during the surge. In this Episode, Matt share...


#359 Sean Murray
Episode 359 Sean Murray is a First Class Father and Actor. Sean has gained international recognition starring as Agent Timothy McGee on CBS’s Award-winning series “NCIS,” the #1 show on television since 2010. Recognized as a promising young actor, Sean made his acting debut in 1991 in the television movie “Backfield in Motion.” It was his 1993 role as Thackery Binx opposite Bette Midler and Sarah Jessica Parker in the cult classic film “Hocus Pocus,” however, that continues to bring him recognition. In this...

#358 Shawn Stockman
Episode 358 Shawn Stockman is a First Class Father, singer, songwriter and member of Boyz II Men. He has been with the legendary soul and R&B group for 29 years and won multiple Grammy Awards. Boyz II Men dominated the Billboard charts for many years with songs such as, “On Bended Knee”, “I’ll Make Love To You”, “End of the Road” and many others. Shawn continues to sing with the group which performed the National Anthem for Kobe Bryant’s memorial at the Staples Center in LA. Shawn has recently released a so...

#357 Matthew Williams
Episode 357 Matthew Williams is a First Class Father, Green Beret and Medal of Honor Recipient. Matt received the military’s highest award for his courageous actions in Afghanistan during The Battle Shok Valley. The Battle lasted more than seven hours after Matt and his team were ambushed by over 200 enemy insurgents. Matt and his team from the Army’s 3rd Special Forces Group overcame incredible odds and resulted in Matt and teammate Ronald Shurer receiving the Medal of Honor and eight others receiving the ...


#356 Nick Carter
Episode 356 Nick Carter is a First Class Father, Singer, Musician and youngest member of the Backstreet Boys. Nick has been with the boy band since he was twelve years old and they have been crushing the pop music scene since 1996. The Backstreet Boys have sold over 100 Million records worldwide and they are one of the world’s best selling music artists. Nick has stepped up in a big way during the pandemic by teaming up with Voss to provide water to front line workers. In this Episode, Nick shares his Fathe...

#355 Craig Sawyer
Episode 355 Craig Sawyer is a First Class Father, former United States Marine and former Navy SEAL. He is the founder of Vets 4 Child Rescue which is putting fear into the worldwide perpetrators of Child Sex Trafficking. Craig and his team recently released an important documentary, CONTRALAND, which dives deep into the criminal enterprise and global epidemic of the Child Sex Trade. I highly encourage every parent to watch and share the documentary to help bring as much awareness as possible to this cancer ...

#354 Merril Hoge
Episode 354 Merril Hoge is a First Class Father, former NFL Running Back, Motivational Speaker and Author. He played the majority of his NFL career with the Pittsburgh Steelers before finishing with the Chicago Bears. After his football career was over he worked as an analyst for ESPN for more than 20 years. In 2003 he was diagnosed with stage 2 Non-Hodgkin lymphoma and is now Cancer Free. He is the author of two books; Brainwashed: The Bad Science Behind Cte and the Plot to Destroy Football / Find a Way : ...


#353 Captain Phillips
Episode 353 Captain Richard Phillips is a First Class Father and retired Merchant Mariner who was kidnapped by Somali pirates during the hijacking of the Maersk Alabama in 2009. He was held hostage in a lifeboat until Navy SEAL snipers from DEVGRU killed all three pirates and rescued him. The event was immortalized in the major motion picture, Captain Phillips, with Tom Hanks playing the role of Phillips. The film was based on the best selling book, A Captain's Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs, and Dangerou...

#352 Eddie Gallagher
Episode 352 Eddie Gallagher is a First Class Father, and Retired Navy SEAL. Prior to becoming a Navy SEAL, Eddie served with the US Marines. He has deployed on multiple combat tours and has been decorated for valor several times including two bronze stars. In 2018 he was falsely accused of committing war crimes of which he was acquitted. The injustice against him was so bad that President Donald Trump had to intervene. In this Episode, Eddie shares his Fatherhood journey, he describes the feeling of being r...

#351 Pete Hegseth
Episode 351 Pete Hegseth is a First Class Father, Combat Veteran, Author, Fox Nation Host and Co-Host of Fox & Friends. I had the honor of being interviewed by Pete on Fox & Friends and now it’s time to flip the script as I now have the opportunity to interview Pete on the podcast about Fatherhood and his new book, AMERICAN CRUSADE: OUR FIGHT TO STAY FREE. In this Episode, Pete shares his Fatherhood journey which includes seven children, he discusses his new book and why he decided to write it, he talks abo...


#350 Mike Lindell
Episode 350 Mike Lindell is a First Class Father, Entrepreneur, Founder and CEO of My Pillow. He has overcome a crack addiction to become a successful businessman. He has sold more than 45 Million My Pillow’s and has generously used his manufacturing capabilities to make face masks during the coronavirus pandemic. In this Episode, Mike shares his Fatherhood journey, he describes his drug addiction and what lead him to recovery, he discusses his rose garden speech at the White House and the feedback he has r...

#349 Dr. Dilip Joseph
Episode 349 Dr. Dilip Joseph is a First Class Father who was captured and held hostage by the Taliban back in 2012 while he was in Afghanistan working with other members of Morning Star Development to train local health care workers. The US military sent in the most elite special forces operation unit SEAL Team Six to rescue Dr. Joseph. Sadly, America lost a hero as Navy SEAL Nicolas Checque was shot and killed during the rescue mission. Checque’s Teammate, Ed Byers shielded Dr. Joseph as bullets filled the...

#348 Mike Iaconelli
Episode 348 Mike Iaconelli is a First Class Father and Professional Fisherman. He is the only angler to have won the Bassmaster Classic, Bassmaster Angler of the Year and B.A.S.S. Nation Championship. Mike has the longest active streak of Bassmaster Classic qualifications with 17 consecutive appearances and in 2017 he was the Major League Fishing Summit Cup Champion. In this Episode, Mike shares his Fatherhood journey, he discusses the benefits of dads fishing with their kids, he describes his background an...


#347 Kilay Reinfeld
Episode 347 Kilay Reinfeld is a First Class Father and President of Paradigm Sports Management. He is an entrepreneur who at the age of 17 owned and operated an internet web hosting corporation which provided web design and development services to his clients. In 2002 he became the COO of QuickDrop, a company he took from startup to over 10 million dollars in sales within the first year. In 2017 he founded, and sold-out, the Oasis Music Festival among many other business ventures. In this Episode, Kilay sha...

#346 Tommicus Walker
Episode 346 Tommicus Walker is a First Class Father who is married to the beautiful and talented LeToya Luckett. He is an Entrepreneur who owns a transportation company. He also works for FedEx as their Solutions Design Analyst. Tommicus and his wife LeToya can be seen every Monday on VH1’s T.I. & Tiny: Family & Friends Hustle. In this Episode, Tommicus shares his Fatherhood journey, he discusses the excitement of expecting his first son very soon, he describes his discipline style as a Girl Dad, he talks a...

#345 Troy Vincent
Episode 345 Troy Vincent is a First Class Father and NFL Veteran who was selected with the 7th Pick in the First Round of the 1992 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins. Troy would go on to play for the Philadelphia Eagles, Buffalo Bills and Washington Redskins. He is a 5x Pro Bowler and in 2002 he received the Walter Payton Man Of The Year Award. He is currently the Executive Vice President of Football Operations for the NFL. In this Episode, Troy shares his Fatherhood journey, he gives great advice for parents ...


#344 Nick Mangold
Episode 344 Nick Mangold is a First Class Father and Retired All Pro NFL Center. Nick played college football at Ohio State and was selected in the first round of the 2006 NFL Draft by the NY Jets. He played 11 years for the Jets and was elected to 7 Pro Bowls. Nick now makes an incredible BBQ Sauce called Mangold’s 74 in which he donates a portion of every sale to the families of fallen NYC First Responders. In this Episode, Nick shares his Fatherhood journey which includes four children, he discusses his ...

#343 Jesse Csincsak
Episode 343 Jesse Csincsak is a First Class Father, Professional Snowboarder, Entrepreneur and Winner of The Bachelorette. Jesse was the Season 4 winner of The Bachelorette and became engaged to DeAnna Pappas which didn’t end up working out, however, reality tv did turn out to be a blessing for Jesse because he fell in love with and married Ann Lueders who was a Season 13 contestant of The Bachelor and together hey have three children. Csincsak owns multiple businesses including The Home Check Company, a pr...

#342 Wim Hof
Episode 342 Wim Hof is a First Class Father known as The IceMan for his ability to withstand freezing temperatures. Some of his feats include climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in shorts, running a half marathon above the Arctic Circle on his bare feet, and standing in a container while covered with ice cubes for more than 112 minutes. He uses what he calls The Wim Hof Method which is a breathing and mindfulness technique. In this Episode, Wim shares his Fatherhood journey, he discusses the benefits of being expose...


#341 Bubba Page
Episode 341 Bubba Page is a First Class Father of eight children. He is a highly successful entrepreneur who started his own Business to Business Company which he ran for eleven years before selling it. He and his wife Jordan Page have started multiple companies including Fun Cheap or Free! In this Episode, Bubba shares his Fatherhood journey, he describes life as an entrepreneur dad, he talks about his faith and its importance to his family, he discusses his concerns with pornography and technology, he det...

#340 Edwin Arroyave
Episode 340 Edwin Arroyave is a First Class Father, Entrepreneur, Founder & CEO of Skyline Security Management which is one of the largest authorized dealers of Brinks Home Security. Edwin is married to Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills star Teddi Mellencamp and has appeared on the show many times. He was born in Colombia and moved to Los Angeles as a toddler. Hard work, vision and faith took Edwin from humble beginnings and transformed him into a multimillionaire. In this Episode, Edwin shares his Fatherhoo...

#339 Andy Stumpf
Episode 339 Andy Stumpf is a First Class Father, Motivational Speaker, Podcaster and Retired Navy SEAL. He has deployed on multiple combat tours and even spent time with the world's most elite counterterrorism unit SEAL Team Six. His awards and decorations include the Purple Heart, 5 Bronze Star Medals (Four with Valor), the Joint Service Commendation Medal, The Navy and Marine Corp Commendation Medal with Valor, Three Navy and Marine Corp Achievement Medals, Two Combat Action Ribbons, and the presidential ...


#338 Brandon Copeland
Episode 338 Brandon Copeland is a First Class Father and NFL Linebacker. He teaches Financial Literacy at the University of Pennsylvania where he played his college football. He graduated from the Wharton School with a Bachelor of Science in economics and helps other NFL players as well as children learn about financial literacy. Brandon has played for the Baltimore Ravens, Tennessee Titans, Detroit Lions, New York Jets and recently signed a 1.1 Million Dollar deal with the New England Patriots. In this Epi...

#337 Audie Attar
Episode 337 Audie Attar is a First Class Father, Founder and CEO of Paradigm Sports Management. He was born in Baghdad Iraq and immigrated to the United States at a young age. He has built Paradigm Sports Management into one of the premier names in the industry and represents powerhouse athletes such as Conor McGregor, Manny Pacquiao and many others. In this Episode, Audie shares his Fatherhood journey, he gives advice for aspiring entrepreneurs, he describes the changes in high performing fighters once the...

#336 Tyler Hilton
Episode 336 Tyler Hilton is a First Class Father, actor, singer and songwriter. He starred in the hit TV series One Tree Hill and portrayed Elvis Presley in the 2005 Johnny Cash biopic Walk The Line. He is a talented musician with a very successful music career which includes a number of smash hit albums with his latest one being City On Fire. He is married to actress Megan Park and the talented couple recently welcomed their first child. In this Episode, Tyler shares his Fatherhood journey, he describes th...


#335 Derick Dillard
Episode 335 Derick Dillard is a First Class Father and an accountant who is currently a law student at the University of Arkansas. He is married to Jill Duggar of TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting and together they have two children. In this Episode, Derick shares his Fatherhood journey, he details his mission work overseas and describes family life as a missionary in Central America, he discusses life under quarantine, he tells us what values he hopes to instill in his kids, he talks about the impact of his fathe...

#334 Leon “Rocky” Edwards
Episode 334 Leon “Rocky” Edwards is a First Class Father and #4 Ranked welterweight in the UFC. He was scheduled to fight for the #1 spot back in March but the fight was postponed because of the coronavirus lockdown. Leon was born in Jamaica and grew up in England where he fights out of Birmingham. He recorded the second fastest knockout in welterweight history and holds an 18-3 UFC record. In this Episode, Leon shares his Fatherhood journey, he discusses the disappointment of his upcoming fight being calle...

#333 Ryan Harris
Episode 333 Ryan Harris is a First Class Father, NFL Super Bowl Champion, Bestselling Author and Broadcaster. He played on the offensive line at the University of Notre Dame and was selected in the 3rd round of the 2007 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos. Ryan went on to play for the Eagles, Texans, Chiefs and Steelers over his 10 year NFL career. Ryan became a Super Champion when he and the Broncos, quarterbacked by Peyton Manning, defeated the Panthers in Super Bowl 50. In this Episode, Ryan shares his Fathe...


#332 Dan Abrams
Episode 332 Dan Abrams is a First Class Father and Chief Legal Correspondent for ABC News. He is the host of Live PD and Court Cam on A&E. Dan also hosts The Dan Abrams Show on Satellite Radio, he owns his own media company and he is a NYT Bestselling Author. His latest book is John Adams Under Fire: The Founding Father's Fight for Justice in the Boston Massacre Murder Trial. In this Episode, Dan shares his Fatherhood journey which began at age 46, he talks about his latest book, he describes quarantine lif...

#331 Spencer Matthews
Episode 331 Spencer Matthews is a First Class Father and Entrepreneur. He was the Bachelor on Season 5 of Britain’s version the popular reality TV series. He was also a finalist on Celebrity Masterchef, he was the winner of The Jump and was featured on the reality show Made In Chelsea. In 2019 he launched luxury diamond jewellery business Eden Rocks and the Clean Liquor Company which features popular cocktails with far less alcohol content. In this Episode, Spencer shares his Fatherhood journey, he tells us...

#330 Frostee Rucker
Episode 330 Frostee Rucker is a First Class Father and Retired Professional Football player. He played college football for USC where he won two National Championships and competed in three. He was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals as a defensive lineman and played for the Browns, Raiders and Cardinals over the course of his 13 year NFL career. In this Episode, Frostee shares his Fatherhood journey, he discusses life after pro football, he describes his bedtime routine with his son, he talks about the value...


#329 David Burtka
Episode 329 David Burtka is a First Class Father, actor, author and chef. David performed on Broadway as Tulsa in the 2003 revival of Gypsy. He played Scooter in How I Met Your Mother before eventually leaving his acting career to pursue a passion of becoming a professional chef. He is married to Tony Award Winning actor Neil Patrick Harris and together they have two children. In this Episode, David shares his Fatherhood journey, he discusses the surrogacy process he and his husband used to become parents a...

#329 David Burtka
Episode 329 David Burtka is a First Class Father, actor, author and chef. David performed on Broadway as Tulsa in the 2003 revival of Gypsy. He played Scooter in How I Met Your Mother before eventually leaving his acting career to pursue a passion of becoming a professional chef. He is married to Tony Award Winning actor Neil Patrick Harris and together they have two children. In this Episode, David shares his Fatherhood journey, he discusses the surrogacy process he and his husband used to become parents a...

#328 Joost Janssen
Episode 328 Joost Janssen is a First Class Father, actor, stuntman and former Navy SEAL. Joost enlisted in the Navy at 22 years old after his wife was tragically killed in an automobile accident. He served more than 12 years as a Frogman before leaving the military. Joost then worked for the CIA for over five years and has made deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen and many others. He is currently a Hollywood actor and stuntman who has worked on films such as Iron Man, Transformers, American Assassin and ...


#327 Kevin Manno
Episode 327 Kevin Manno is a First Class Father, TV and Radio host. He is currently the co-host of a syndicated radio show, Valentine In The Morning, on 104.3fm out of Los Angeles. He is the former host of MTV’s The Seven. Kevin’s wife, Ali Fedotowsky, is a former contestant on ABC’s The Bachelor and eventually starred as The Bachelorette in Season 6 of the popular dating reality show. Kevin and Ali have two children. In this Episode, Kevin shares his Fatherhood journey, he discusses the benefits of doing m...

#326 Drew Bledsoe
Episode 326 Drew Bledsoe is a First Class Father, former NFL Quarterback and Founder of the Doubleback Winery. Drew was selected first overall in the 1993 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots and led the team to Super Bowl XXXI. He is a four time Pro Bowler and is in the Patriots Hall of Fame. After suffering a life threatening injury on the field, his backup quarterback, Tom Brady took over the position. Drew went on to play for the Buffalo Bills and Dallas Cowboys before retiring. He is now the owner of ...

#325 Sergei Urban
Episode 325 Sergei Urban is a First Class Father and creator of The Dad Lab. He has more than 3 million fans across Social Media where he performs incredible science experiments with his two children. Sergei presents his experiments with easy to follow instructions and doesn’t use any sophisticated equipment, just ordinary things around the house. His YouTube channel has nearly one million subscribers and he also has written a best selling The Dad Lab book. In this Episode, Sergei shares his Fatherhood jour...


#324 Andrew East
Episode 324 Andrew East is a First Class Father, NFL long snapper, YouTuber and Vlogger. Andrew played his college football at Vanderbilt and played for several NFL Teams including the Washington Redskins. His wife, Shawn Johnson East, is an Olympic gold medalist who crushed the women’s gymnastics competition in Beijing back in 2008. Andrew and Shawn are now extremely popular Vloggers who are sharing their experience as first time parents with the world. In this Episode, Andrew shares his Fatherhood journey...

#323 Teddy Atlas
Episode 323 Teddy Atlas is a First Class Father, a legendary Boxing Trainer and ESPN Boxing Commentator. Teddy trained as an amateur boxer with Hall of Fame trainer Cus D'Amato and eventually worked as his assistant. He has trained many fighters over the years including Mike Tyson, Michael Moorer, Barry McGuigan, Timothy Bradley and so many others. Teddy has been a long time Boxing commentator for ESPN as well as the Boxing Commentator for NBC’s Olympics coverage in Sydney (2000), Athens (2004), Beijing (20...

#323 Teddy Atlas
Episode 323 Teddy Atlas is a First Class Father, a legendary Boxing Trainer and ESPN Boxing Commentator. Teddy trained as an amateur boxer with Hall of Fame trainer Cus D'Amato and eventually worked as his assistant. He has trained many fighters over the years including Mike Tyson, Michael Moorer, Barry McGuigan, Timothy Bradley and so many others. Teddy has been a long time Boxing commentator for ESPN as well as the Boxing Commentator for NBC’s Olympics coverage in Sydney (2000), Athens (2004), Beijing (20...


#322 Craig Wayne Boyd
Episode 322 Craig Wayne Boyd is a First Class Father, country singer, songwriter and Season 7 Winner of NBC’s The Voice. Craig captured the hearts of millions of viewers when he won the singing competition under Team Blake Shelton. He has gone on to have a successful singing career with an extremely loyal fan base. In this Episode, Craig shares his Fatherhood journey which includes four children, he walks us through the circumstances leading up to his appearance on The Voice, he discusses some of the challe...

#321 Matt Roloff
Episode 321 Matt Roloff is a First Class Father, Entrepreneur, Pumpkin Farmer and Star of Little People Big World on TLC. Matt joined me on Episode 165 and it is an honor to have back on the podcast. He and his family have a new season of their very popular reality TV show beginning on March 31st. In this Episode, Matt tells us what we can expect to see in the upcoming 20th Season, he gives us an update on how many grandchildren he has and how he has taken on the role of grandfather, he discusses his relati...

#320 Brian Dougherty
Episode 320 Brian Dougherty is a First Class Father, former Navy SEAL and Entrepreneur. He served as a Navy SEAL for eight years and did multiple deployments as a frogman. He also became a BUD/s instructor before leaving the Teams. He is the founder and CEO of The Declan Watch Company which he named after his first son. In this Episode, Brian shares his Fatherhood journey, he describes the circumstances that lead to him joining the Navy at 29 years old, he discusses his experience of becoming a dad while se...


#319 Tim Kennedy
Episode 319 Tim Kennedy is a First Class Father, Active Duty Army Special Forces Green Beret, Professional UFC Fighter, Entrepreneur and more. In 2009 Kennedy transitioned from active duty to the Texas Army National Guard and served in the position of Special Forces Weapons Sergeant. In 2017 he re-enlisted into the US Army Special Forces. He has numerous deployments and many awards including the Bronze Star with Valor for his actions in combat. He is a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as well as other Mart...

#318 David J Harris Jr
Episode 318 David J Harris Jr. is a First Class Father, Entrepreneur, Podcaster and Author. He founded a website aimed at bringing truth to news reporting and is the host of the David J Harris Show which can be viewed on YouTube or heard on his podcast. He is the founder and CEO Uncorked Health and Wellness, a supplement lifestyle company focused on helping people live life to the fullest. He is the author of WHY I COULDN'T’ STAY SILENT: One Man's Battle as a Black Conservative. In this Episode, David share...

#318 David J Harris Jr
Episode 318 David J Harris Jr. is a First Class Father, Entrepreneur, Podcaster and Author. He founded a website aimed at bringing truth to news reporting and is the host of the David J Harris Show which can be viewed on YouTube or heard on his podcast. He is the founder and CEO Uncorked Health and Wellness, a supplement lifestyle company focused on helping people live life to the fullest. He is the author of WHY I COULDN'T’ STAY SILENT: One Man's Battle as a Black Conservative. In this Episode, David share...


#317 Nick Ayers
Episode 317 Nick Ayers is a First Class Father, investor, entrepreneur and the former Chief of Staff to the Vice President of the United States Mike Pence. Time Magazine listed him as one of the Top 40 under 40 Most influential people in politics. He was at one time considered the favorite to become the White House Chief of Staff and in this Episode, Nick explains why he didn’t accept the position, he shares his Fatherhood journey which includes triplets, he discusses how becoming a Dad changed his perspect...

#317 Nick Ayers
Episode 317 Nick Ayers is a First Class Father, investor, entrepreneur and the former Chief of Staff to the Vice President of the United States Mike Pence. Time Magazine listed him as one of the Top 40 under 40 Most influential people in politics. He was at one time considered the favorite to become the White House Chief of Staff and in this Episode, Nick explains why he didn’t accept the position, he shares his Fatherhood journey which includes triplets, he discusses how becoming a Dad changed his perspect...

#316 Richard Eyre
Episode 316 Richard Eyre is a First Class Father, a Harvard MBA, president of his own management consulting company, a New York Times Best Selling Author and a global, leading speaker on parenting. Richard and his wife Linda are among the most popular speakers in the world on parenting and family life. The Eyres have been frequent guests on national network shows including Oprah, The Today Show, Prime Time Live, 60 Minutes, Good Morning America and many others. In this Episode, Richard shares his Fatherhood...


#316 Richard Eyre
Episode 316 Richard Eyre is a First Class Father, a Harvard MBA, president of his own management consulting company, a New York Times Best Selling Author and a global, leading speaker on parenting. Richard and his wife Linda are among the most popular speakers in the world on parenting and family life. The Eyres have been frequent guests on national network shows including Oprah, The Today Show, Prime Time Live, 60 Minutes, Good Morning America and many others. In this Episode, Richard shares his Fatherhood...

#315 Kenny “Clutch” Thomas
Episode 315 Kenny “Clutch” Thomas is a First Class Father and inspiring motivational speaker known as The Dancing Dad. Kenny became well known around the world when videos of him Dancing with his youngest son went viral. His son Christian was born with autism and later diagnosed with Leukemia. Kenny recorded videos throughout his sons battle with Cancer as well the celebration of his sons triumph over the disease. In this Episode, Kenny shares his Fatherhood journey, he describes the process and experience ...

#314 Ross Patterson
Episode 314 Ross Patterson is a First Class Father, actor, writer, director, comedian, podcaster and New York Times best selling author. He has appeared in over 20 films including Range 15, Pool Boy, The New Guy and many others. He is currently the host of two highly successful podcasts; Drinkin Bros Podcast and Ross Patterson Revolution. In this Episode, Ross shares his Fatherhood journey, he discusses whether or not fatherhood has changed him as a performer, he talks about the future of podcasting and whe...


#313 Cooper Davis
Episode 313 Cooper Davis is a First Class Father and Professional Bull Rider. He has over 300 rides to his credit and in 2016 he was the PBR World Champion. He has earned first place finishes at the Dewalt FlexVolt Invitational, Eugene Invitational, Calgary Stampede and more. In this Episode, Cooper shares his Fatherhood journey which began at age 21 with his wife Kaitlyn, he describes how becoming a Dad at a young age has changed his perspective on life, he details his recent injury and when he expects to ...

#312 Ryan Stewman
Episode 312 Ryan Stewman is a First Class Father, Best Selling Author and highly successful Entrepreneur. He went from Federal Prison to Multimillionaire and is currently the CEO of Hardcore Closer which is an online learning resource for salespeople with e-learning products in the advertising, marketing, funnel, sales and social media arenas, as well as personal coaching and live events. Break Free Academy program is his flagship program. In this Episode, Ryan shares his Fatherhood journey, he discusses ho...

#312 Ryan Stewman
Episode 312 Ryan Stewman is a First Class Father, Best Selling Author and highly successful Entrepreneur. He went from Federal Prison to Multimillionaire and is currently the CEO of Hardcore Closer which is an online learning resource for salespeople with e-learning products in the advertising, marketing, funnel, sales and social media arenas, as well as personal coaching and live events. Break Free Academy program is his flagship program. In this Episode, Ryan shares his Fatherhood journey, he discusses ho...


#311 JP Dinnell
Episode 311 JP Dinnell is a First Class Father and former Navy SEAL who served with Task Unit Bruiser alongside Jocko Willink and Chris Kyle. During his 3 combat deployments he won numerous awards for valor, including a silver star. JP is now a leadership instructor and speaker with Echelon Front, where he serves as Director of Tactical Training Programs. In this Episode, JP shares his Fatherhood journey, he raves about the awesome experience of taking his twin girls to the Daddy/Daughter Dance, he talks ab...

#311 JP Dinnell
Episode 311 JP Dinnell is a First Class Father and former Navy SEAL who served with Task Unit Bruiser alongside Jocko Willink and Chris Kyle. During his 3 combat deployments he won numerous awards for valor, including a silver star. JP is now a leadership instructor and speaker with Echelon Front, where he serves as Director of Tactical Training Programs. In this Episode, JP shares his Fatherhood journey, he raves about the awesome experience of taking his twin girls to the Daddy/Daughter Dance, he talks ab...

#310 Kyle Hines
Episode 310 Kyle Hines is a First Class Father and Professional Basketball Player. He played college basketball at UNC Greensboro where his number 42 was retired. He took his talent overseas and currently plays for CSKA Moscow. He is a four time EuroLeague Champion and was twice named EuroLeague Best Defender. In this Episode, Kyle shares his Fatherhood journey, he discusses life as an American raising his kids in Russia, he talks about the benefits of his children growing up overseas, he describes the impa...


#309 Doug French
Episode 309 Doug French is a First Class Father, Writer, Speaker, Blogger and Co-founder of the Dad 2.0 Summit. He has been profiled in or written for several magazines and newspapers, including The New York Times, Slate, The Huffington Post, Babble, and Parents. In this Episode, Doug shares his Fatherhood journey as a single dad, he discusses his successful Co parenting situation with his ex wife, he tells us the origin of the Dad 2.0 Summit, he talks about the Fatherless Crisis and how it can improve, he ...

#308 Danny Phillips
Episode 308 Danny Phillips is a First Class Father, YouTube Star and Entrepreneur. Danny, his wife Tina and their five children have an extremely popular family YouTube Channel, Phillips FamBam which has more than 129k subscribers. Their channel has something for the whole family to enjoy. They do Challenge videos, Grocery Hauls, Cook with Me's, Eat with Me's, Cleaning and so much more. In this Episode, Danny shares his Fatherhood journey, he talks about the hard work involved with running a successful YouT...

#307 Dean Toole
Episode 307 Dean Toole is a First Class Father, Entrepreneur, CEO and Founder of Island Fights. In 2014 Dean was named Florida Promoter of the Year and has worked extremely hard to build Island Fights into what it is today. Island Fights provide the most entertaining, exciting & elite live professional Sports Combat MMA / Boxing events. All Island Fight Pro events can be viewed on UFC FightPass. In this Episode, Dean shares his Fatherhood journey, he talks about life as an entrepreneur Dad, he breaks down t...


#307 Dean Toole
Episode 307 Dean Toole is a First Class Father, Entrepreneur, CEO and Founder of Island Fights. In 2014 Dean was named Florida Promoter of the Year and has worked extremely hard to build Island Fights into what it is today. Island Fights provide the most entertaining, exciting & elite live professional Sports Combat MMA / Boxing events. All Island Fight Pro events can be viewed on UFC FightPass. In this Episode, Dean shares his Fatherhood journey, he talks about life as an entrepreneur Dad, he breaks down t...

#306 Ryan Clark
Episode 306 Ryan Clark is a First Class Father and Super Bowl Champion Safety who played for the NY Giants, Washington Redskins and Pittsburgh Steelers. He was a key player on the Steelers defense which stopped Kurt Warner and the Arizona Cardinals on their way to winning Super Bowl 43. Since retiring from the NFL, Ryan successfully transitioned to the studio where he now works as an analyst for ESPN. In this Episode, Ryan shares his Fatherhood journey, he talks about his three talented kids, he gives us hi...

#305 James “Buster” Douglas
Episode 305 James “Buster” Douglas is a First Class Father and former Undisputed Heavyweight Champion of the world. On February 11,1990 he scored the biggest upset in sports history by knocking out Mike Tyson. At the time Tyson was undefeated and considered to be the best boxers in the world and was feared by most of his previous opponents many of whom he disposed of with a first round knockout. Buster lost his mother a few weeks before his match with Tyson and dedicated his victory to her as well as his fa...


#304 Darren McBurnett
Episode 304 Darren McBurnett is a First Class Father and Retired Navy SEAL who served our nation for 24 years. He has made numerous deployments to combat zones in support of missions such as Operation Iraq Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, Kosovo crisis, Liberia, and Operation Inherent Resolve. He was a SEAL platoon leader and senior enlisted advisor; trained and operated with SEAL Teams Two, Four, Eight, One, Three, and SDV (SEAL Delivery Vehicle). He is also a photographer and Author of the Bestselling...

#303 Diego Magdaleno
Episode 303 Diego Magdaleno is a First Class Father and Professional Lightweight Boxer out of Las Vegas, Nevada. He has fought in both the Super Featherweight and Lightweight Divisions and has been ranked a Top 10 fighter by Ring Magazine. He has a current professional record of 31 wins (13KO’s) and 3 loses. He has an upcoming bout against Austin Dulay on Saturday, February 15th in Tennessee. In this Episode, Diego shares his Fatherhood journey, he talks about the origin of his boxing career, he opens up ab...

#302 Gary Stevens
Episode 302 Gary Stevens is a First Class Father and Legendary Hall of Fame Jockey. He has won all the major Horse Races including 3 Kentucky Derby’s, 3 Preakness Stakes, 3 Belmont Stakes, 11 Breeders Cup Races and so many more. He also starred in the Academy Award nominated film “Seabiscuit”. In this Episode, Gary shares his Fatherhood journey, he talks about his difficult divorce from the mother of his first four kids, he discusses the differences in himself as a Dad to his young daughter, he describes hi...


#301 Adam Busby
Episode 301 Adam Busby is a First Class Father of six girls. His wife Danielle gave birth to the first set of quintuplet girls ever born in the United States. Their family is featured on the popular TLC Reality Series OutDaughtered. In this Episode, Adam shares his Fatherhood journey, he talks about suffering from male postpartum depression, he discusses the challenges of raising six young girls, he speaks about filming OutDaughtered and how the crew has become family, he tells us his plans for the future, ...

#300 Jon Gosselin
Episode 300 Jon Gosselin is a First Class Father and former Star of the Reality TV Series Jon & Kate Plus 8. He had a highly publicized divorce and was silenced by a gag which prevented him from telling his side of the story. Now with the gag order removed Jon is able to talk about his situation like never before. In this Episode, Jon shares his Fatherhood journey, he talks about the fight to gain custody of his children, he discusses the current situation between the children who live with him and the ones...

Super Bowl 54 Media Day
Super Bowl 54 Media Day - Live from Miami, Florida where I was invited by the NFL to Interview the Players and Coaches from the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers about Fatherhood and Family Life on Super Bowl Media Day. In this Episode you will hear from KC Chiefs - Andy Reid, Patrick MaHomes, Chris Jones, Frank Clark and Dustin Colquitt. SF 49ers - Kyle Shanahan, Jimmy Garoppolo, Raheem Mostert, Joe Staley, George Kittle and Richard Sherman. Also you will hear a very passionate Michael Irvin s...


#299 Bill Klein
Episode 299 Bill Klein is a First Class Father, Entrepreneur and Star of the hit reality show The Little Couple. Bill and his wife, Dr. Jennifer Arnold have been featured on the popular TLC show for over a decade along with their two children. In this Episode, Bill shares his Fatherhood journey, he talks about how the show began, he discusses the challenges of parenting while doing reality tv, he talks about adoption and why he and his wife choose to adopt, he tells us his plans for the future he offers som...

#298 Michael Muller
Episode 298 Michael Muller is a First Class Father and World Class Photographer. He has photographed all of the major Hollywood celebrities, Sports icons, Politicians and more. He is one of the top Key-Art photographers in the business with credits including: The Avengers, Spider-Man, Iron-Man and many others. He is famous for his animal photography as well including his tremendous up close pictures of Sharks. In this Episode, Michael shares his Fatherhood journey, he describes his path to success as a phot...

#297 Jon Macaskill
Episode 297 Jon Macaskill is a First Class Father and active duty Navy SEAL. Jon will be retiring from the Navy later this year. He is a mindfulness and meditation coach with two young children. In this Episode, Jon shares his Fatherhood journey, he talks about the affects becoming a father later in life, he discusses how mindfulness and meditation can help with parenting, he talks about his upcoming transition out of the military, he offers some great advice for new or about to be Dads and more! Subscribe...


#296 Eric Trump
Episode 296 Eric Trump is a First Class Father, Executive Vice President of the Trump Organization and son of the President of the United States Donald Trump. Eric and his wife Lara have had two children since his father took the oath of office. In this Episode, Eric shares his Fatherhood journey, he talks about the fatherless crisis in America, he discusses the need for stronger families, he tells us about the many accomplishments his father has made since becoming President and how they plan on fighting f...

#295 Micah Fink
Episode 295 Micah Fink is a First Class Father and Former Navy SEAL who has earned numerous awards including the Bronze Star. Micah was in NYC on 9/11 and decided to join the military after the attacks. He is currently the CEO of Heroes and Horses which is a program that inspires veterans to move beyond the difficulties experienced from years of war, towards a life of restoration and hope. In this Episode, Micah shares his Fatherhood journey, he talks about the challenges of starting a family while serving ...

#294 Adam “Edge” Copeland
Episode 294 Adam “Edge” Copeland is a First Class Father and WWE Hall of Fame Wrestler. He is now an actor who stars in the hit series Vikings on the History Channel. His wife Beth Phoenix is also a WWE Hall of Famer and together they have two girls. In this Episode, Adam shares his Fatherhood journey, he talks about how growing up without a Dad has affected his own parenting style, he walks us through his transition from Wrestling Superstar to his successful acting career, he answers rumors about his retur...


#293 Michael Morelli
Episode 293 Michael Morelli is a First Class Father and founder of MorelliFit. He is a certified personal trainer working with hundreds of individuals on a one-to-one basis. He is also the Bestselling Author of The Sweet Potato Diet. Michael built such a strong presence on Social Media that he used it to sell four companies for more than $25 Million. In this Episode, Michael Morelli shares his Fatherhood journey, he dives deep into his struggles with addiction, he talks about going bankrupt and getting divo...

#292 Brad Taylor
Episode 292 Brad Taylor is a First Class Father, Veteran and New York Times Best Selling Author. Brad served for more than 21 years, retiring as a Special Forces Lieutenant Colonel. During that time he held numerous Infantry and Special Forces positions, including eight years in 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment – Delta where he commanded multiple troops and a squadron. Brad’s new book, Hunter Killer, is the 14th installment of his Pike Logan series. In this Episode, Brad shares his Fatherhood journ...

#291 Dr. Neil Riordan
Episode 291 Dr. Neil Riordan is a First Class Father and a leading expert in Stem Cell Research. He is an accomplished scientist and developer of regenerative medicine therapeutics. He founded the Stem Cell Institute in Panama, where his mesenchymal stem cell technologies continue to be implemented in patients, now numbering in the thousands, with autoimmune and degenerative diseases and injuries. He has written a Bestselling Book, Stem Cell Therapy: A Rising Tide: How Stem Cells Are Disrupting Medicine and...


Top 5 Most Downloaded Episodes of 2019 Navy SEAL Dads
Top 5 Most Downloaded Navy SEAL Episodes in 2019 is a collection of my most popular interviews with Navy SEAL Dads from this year. Including: #5 Jason Gardner #4 Jeff Nichols #3 Ed Byers #2 Melanie & Marcus Luttrell #1 Eddie Penney First Class Fatherhood is sponsored by: REDCON1 - Visit https://redcon1.com Use Promo Code: Father STRIKE FORCE ENERGY - Visit https://www.strikeforceenergy.com Use Promo Code: Fatherhood SEATGEEK - Visit https://seatgeek.com Use Promo Code: FIRSTCLASS SAVE $20 OFF Tickets ...

Top 5 Most Downloaded Episodes of 2019 Dads of the NFL
Top 5 Most Downloaded Dads of the NFL Episodes of 2019 is a collection of my most popular interviews with NFL Dads from this year. Including: #5 Tim Brown #4 Ronnie Lott #3 Carson Palmer #2 Terrell Davis #1 Super Bowl 53 Media Day (Tom Brady, Bill Belichick etc.) First Class Fatherhood is sponsored by: REDCON1 - Visit https://redcon1.com Use Promo Code: Father STRIKE FORCE ENERGY - Visit https://www.strikeforceenergy.com Use Promo Code: Fatherhood SEATGEEK - Visit https://seatgeek.com Use Promo Code: F...

Top 5 Most Downloaded Episodes Of 2019 Fighting Fathers
Top 5 Most Downloaded Fighting Father Episodes Of 2019 is a collection of my most popular interviews with Fighting Fathers this year. Including: #5 Matt Brown #4 Kelly Pavlik #3 Titus O’Neil #2 Tito Ortiz #1 Dana White First Class Fatherhood is sponsored by: REDCON1 - Visit https://redcon1.com Use Promo Code: Father STRIKE FORCE ENERGY - Visit https://www.strikeforceenergy.com Use Promo Code: Fatherhood SEATGEEK - Visit https://seatgeek.com Use Promo Code: FIRSTCLASS SAVE $20 OFF Tickets Subscribe on Y...


Top 5 Most Downloaded Episodes Of 2019 Fitness Fathers
Top 5 Most Downloaded Fitness Father Episodes Of 2019 is a collection of my most popular interviews with Fitness Fathers this year. Including: #5 Jason Khalipa #4 Chris Powell #3 Aaron Singerman #2 Mark Bell #1 Stan Efferding First Class Fatherhood is sponsored by: REDCON1 - Visit https://redcon1.com Use Promo Code: Father STRIKE FORCE ENERGY - Visit https://www.strikeforceenergy.com Use Promo Code: Fatherhood SEATGEEK - Visit https://seatgeek.com Use Promo Code: FIRSTCLASS SAVE $20 OFF Tickets Subscri...

Top 5 Most Downloaded Celebrity & Entertainment Episodes Of 2019
Top 5 Most Downloaded Celebrity & Entertainment Episodes Of 2019 is a collection of my most popular interviews with Celebrities & Entertainers this year. Including: #5 Jim Shockey #4 Lee Greenwood #3 Anne & Jordan Belfort #2 Matt Roloff #1 Tony Hawk First Class Fatherhood is sponsored by: REDCON1 - Visit https://redcon1.com Use Promo Code: Father STRIKE FORCE ENERGY - Visit https://www.strikeforceenergy.com Use Promo Code: Fatherhood SEATGEEK - Visit https://seatgeek.com Use Promo Code: FIRSTCLASS SAVE ...

#290 Jason Redman
Episode 290 Jason Redman is a First Class Father, Retired Navy SEAL and NYT Bestselling Author who returns to the podcast to talk about his new book OVERCOME: Crush Adversity with the Leadership Techniques of America's Toughest Warriors. Jason shares some of his Overcome mindset principles which helped him through being severely wounded on the battlefield and that can be applied to any situation he refers to as Life Ambushes. In this Episode, Jason also explains how applying this mindset can help those who ...


#289 Michael Rutledge
Episode 289 Michael Rutledge is a First Class Father, a Former Navy SEAL and Special Operations Pilot. Mike served as a Navy SEAL before transferring to the Army were he became a Chief Warrant Officer with the 160th SOAR (Special Operations Aviation Regiment) and finished his career as the Commander of the West Point Flight Detachment at the United States Military Academy. Mike went from Frogman to Night Stalker and recently retired after 30 years of distinguished service. In this Episode, Mike shares his F...

#289 Michael Rutledge
Episode 289 Michael Rutledge is a First Class Father, a Former Navy SEAL and Special Operations Pilot. Mike served as a Navy SEAL before transferring to the Army were he became a Chief Warrant Officer with the 160th SOAR (Special Operations Aviation Regiment) and finished his career as the Commander of the West Point Flight Detachment at the United States Military Academy. Mike went from Frogman to Night Stalker and recently retired after 30 years of distinguished service. In this Episode, Mike shares his F...

#288 Conn Iggulden
Episode 288 Conn Iggulden is a First Class Father and NYT Best Selling Author who became the first person to top the UK fiction and non-fiction charts at the same time. He has written a series of Historical Fiction novels based around the lives of Julius Caesar and Genghis Khan. He is also the author of The Dangerous Book For Boys and the newly published Double Dangerous Book For Boys. The Double Dangerous Book for Boys is a treasure trove of the essential activities and skills that have defined generations...


#288 Conn Iggulden
Episode 288 Conn Iggulden is a First Class Father and NYT Best Selling Author who became the first person to top the UK fiction and non-fiction charts at the same time. He has written a series of Historical Fiction novels based around the lives of Julius Caesar and Genghis Khan. He is also the author of The Dangerous Book For Boys and the newly published Double Dangerous Book For Boys. The Double Dangerous Book for Boys is a treasure trove of the essential activities and skills that have defined generations...

#287 Shawn Nelson
Episode 287 Shawn Nelson is a First Class Father, Highly Successful Entrepreneur and Founder of the LoveSac. Shawn came up with the idea for the oversized Bean Bag over 20 years ago and has turned that idea into a successful furniture company. In this Episode, Shawn shares his Fatherhood journey which includes four children, he takes us through his entrepreneurial life from idea to product to business, he talks about being an entrepreneur while being a Dad, he gives his opinion on whether or not kids need a...

#286 Jim Shockey
Episode 286 Jim Shockey is a First Class Father, World Class hunter, writer and Big Game Outfitter. Jim is a Legend in the Big Game Hunting World and has also been the host of several Hunting shows including “Jim Shockey’s Hunting Adventures” and “Jim Shockey’s Uncharted”. In this Episode, Jim shares his Fatherhood journey, he talks about hunting with his kids Eva & Branlin, he describes his role when the kids began dating and eventually found their spouses, he speaks about the transition from Father to Gra...


#286 Jim Shockey
Episode 286 Jim Shockey is a First Class Father, World Class hunter, writer and Big Game Outfitter. Jim is a Legend in the Big Game Hunting World and has also been the host of several Hunting shows including “Jim Shockey’s Hunting Adventures” and “Jim Shockey’s Uncharted”. In this Episode, Jim shares his Fatherhood journey, he talks about hunting with his kids Eva & Branlin, he describes his role when the kids began dating and eventually found their spouses, he speaks about the transition from Father to Gra...

#285 Mikey Taylor
Episode 285 Mikey Taylor is a First Class Father and Former Professional Skateboarder turned highly successful Entrepreneur. Mikey spent nearly two decades as a Pro Skateboarder with big time sponsors before settling into what has been an incredible Entrepreneurial experience in which he has owned seven businesses including Commune Capital. In this Episode, Mikey shares his Fatherhood journey, he describes his transition from Skateboarder to Entrepreneur, he gives some great tips to help with screen time, h...

#285 Mikey Taylor
Episode 285 Mikey Taylor is a First Class Father and Former Professional Skateboarder turned highly successful Entrepreneur. Mikey spent nearly two decades as a Pro Skateboarder with big time sponsors before settling into what has been an incredible Entrepreneurial experience in which he has owned seven businesses including Commune Capital. In this Episode, Mikey shares his Fatherhood journey, he describes his transition from Skateboarder to Entrepreneur, he gives some great tips to help with screen time, h...


#284 Gunnar Hanson
Episode 284 Gunnar Hanson is a First Class Father and Former Navy SEAL who is now a Pastor. After becoming a Christian, Gunnar developed a deep desire to know what the Bible taught about what it meant to be a Christian and how this new life in Christ fit with his life as a US Navy SEAL. This desire led him to distance learning courses through Moody Bible Institute and ultimately to Southern California Seminary where he earned a Bachelors of Arts degree in Biblical Studies and a Masters of Divinity. In this ...

#283 Andre Rison
Episode 283 Andre Rison is a First Class Father and Super Bowl Champion Wide Receiver. Andre was selected in the first round of the 1989 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts and went on to have an outstanding career which included five trips to the Pro Bowl and a Super Bowl victory with the Green Bay Packers. He played his college ball at Michigan State where he won the Rose Bowl. In this Episode, Andre shares his Fatherhood journey, he describes himself as a young father of boys and contrasts that with bein...

#282 Glenn Banton
Episode 282 Glenn Banton is a First Class Father and CEO of Operation Supply Drop (OSD). OSD is a chapter based Veteran Support Ecosystem enhancing lives through community engagement. Since 2010, OSD has impacted over 1 million veterans, active military and family members through award-winning programs emphasizing Social Connectivity, Professional Development and Community Stewardship. In this Episode, Glenn shares his Fatherhood journey, he tells us all about OSD, he talks about the challenges facing veter...


#281 Brian Shaw
Episode 281 Brian Shaw is a First Class Father and 4x winner of the World’s Strongest Man competition. Shaw is also the first man to have won the Arnold Strongman Classic and the World’s Strongest Man contest in the same calendar year, a feat he accomplished in 2011 and then replicated in 2015. In this Episode, Brian shares his Fatherhood journey, he details the contrast of lifting thousands of pounds and then picking up a baby’s toy, he talks about nutrition and its importance to parents as well as childre...

#281 Brian Shaw
Episode 281 Brian Shaw is a First Class Father and 4x winner of the World’s Strongest Man competition. Shaw is also the first man to have won the Arnold Strongman Classic and the World’s Strongest Man contest in the same calendar year, a feat he accomplished in 2011 and then replicated in 2015. In this Episode, Brian shares his Fatherhood journey, he details the contrast of lifting thousands of pounds and then picking up a baby’s toy, he talks about nutrition and its importance to parents as well as childre...

Veterans Day Special Edition
Veterans Day Special Edition includes my interviews with six Veteran First Class Fathers. In this collection you will hear my interviews with Black Hawk Down Night Stalker Pilot MIKE DURANT, Captain Of the Outlaw Platoon Army Ranger SEAN PARNELL, US Marine Medal Of Honor Recipient DAKOTA MEYER, Benghazi Attack survivor JOHN TIG TIEGEN, Navy SEAL Lone Survivor of Operation Red Wings MARCUS LUTTRELL with his wife MELANIE and Finally the Navy SEAL Team Six Operator who killed Osama Bin Laden during Operation N...


#280 Jeff Reid
Episode 280 Jeff Reid is a First Class Father and Retired Navy SEAL who relocated to Alaska with his wife after his military service to start a family and pursue the dream of becoming a Dog Musher. Jeff and his wife experienced a troubling situation as new parents when their newborn son, Atlas began having seizures shortly after they brought him home from the hospital. In this Episode, Jeff shares his Fatherhood journey, he talks about the terrifying circumstances he found himself in as a new father, he des...

#279 Carson Palmer
Episode 279 Carson Palmer is a First Class Father and Heisman Trophy winner who played Quarterback at USC. He was selected 1st Overall by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2003 NFL Draft and went on to have a tremendous NFL career playing for the Oakland Raiders and Arizona Cardinals as well. He made three trips to the Pro Bowl and lead the NFL in Passing TD’s In 2005. In this Episode, Carson shares his Fatherhood journey, he explains the benefits of living off the grid in Idaho, he talks about his NFL injuries...

#278 David “Finch” Guenthner
Episode 278 David “Finch” Guenthner is a First Class Father and Former F-16 Fighter Pilot. He is an Air Force Veteran and also a keynote speaker. In this Episode, Finch shares his Fatherhood journey, he talks about his experience flying fighter jets and how he became interested in flying, he gives great advice for parents of kids you are serious about a flying career, he discusses his transition from flying to speaking and now his new financial career, he talks about disciplining his three children, his pla...


#277 Carlin Isles
Episode 277 Carlin Isles is a First Class Father and The World’s Fastest Rugby Player. He is an Olympic Athlete who played for the USA National Rugby Team in the 2016 Olympics. Isles was signed by the NFL’s Detroit Lions before leaving to pursue his Rugby career. In this Episode, Carlin shares his Fatherhood journey, he talks about his successful Co-Parenting situation with the mother of his children, he discusses the importance of keeping bitterness out of what is already a difficult set of circumstances o...

#276 Chad Prather
Episode 276 Chad Prather is a First Class Father, a comedian, armchair philosopher, musician, and observational humorist. His social media viral video are counted in the hundreds of millions. Many recognize him from his fast talking, rapid fire rants from the front seat of his truck. Prather has made numerous appearances on Fox News, CNN, A&E, The Blaze, MSN and has been featured in magazines from Southern Living to Nash Country Weekly. In this Episode, Chad shares his Fatherhood journey, he gives his opini...

#275 Dana White
Episode 275 Dana White is a First Class Father and President Of The Ultimate Fighting Championship. Under Dana’s leadership, the UFC has grown into a Multi-Billion Dollar enterprise and the largest MMA organization in the world. In this Episode, Dana shares his Fatherhood journey, he talks about the challenges of growing the UFC while being a Dad, he tells us how he handles discipline and social media with his kids, he discusses the real legacy he cares about leaving behind, he gives us his vision for the f...


#274 Warren Moon
Episode 274 Warren Moon is a First Class Father and NFL Hall Of Fame Quarterback. He is the first undrafted and first African American Quarterback to be enshrined in Canton. He also had an awesome career in the Canadian Football League where he won 5 Grey Cups and was twice named Grey Cup MVP. Warren played most of his NFL career with the Houston Oilers but also spent time with the Vikings, Seahawks and Chiefs. In this Episode, Warren shares his Fatherhood journey which includes 5 kids, he talks about the c...

#273 Pat McNamara
Episode 273 Pat McNamara is a First Class Father and Retired Delta Force Operator. Pat served with the Army Special Forces for 22 years. He has extensive experience in hostile fire/combat zones in the Middle East, and Eastern Europe. He trains individuals at basic and advanced levels of marksmanship and combat tactics. In this Episode, Pat shares his Fatherhood journey, he gives some safety tips for Dads who are walking down the street with their families, he talks about gender identity and how he handles i...

#272 Justin Lucas
Episode 272 Justin Lucas is a First Class Father and World Class Fisherman. He is a 2x Bassmaster Champion and was the 2018 Bassmaster Elite Series Angler of the Year. He has racked up nearly 2 million dollars in career wins and is sponsored by some heavy hitters including Berkley, Abu Garcia, A.R.E., Yamaha, Phoenix, Under Armour, Minn Kota, Humminbird, Tackle Warehouse and others. In this Episode, Justin shares his Fatherhood journey and how his son has changed his perspective on life, he talks about his ...


#272 Justin Lucas
Episode 272 Justin Lucas is a First Class Father and World Class Fisherman. He is a 2x Bassmaster Champion and was the 2018 Bassmaster Elite Series Angler of the Year. He has racked up nearly 2 million dollars in career wins and is sponsored by some heavy hitters including Berkley, Abu Garcia, A.R.E., Yamaha, Phoenix, Under Armour, Minn Kota, Humminbird, Tackle Warehouse and others. In this Episode, Justin shares his Fatherhood journey and how his son has changed his perspective on life, he talks about his ...

#271 Jim Stroesser
Episode 271 Jim Stroesser is a First Class Father and Founder of Cali Strong. He has executive experience with many of the best global team sports, action sports and entertainment brands. He was the VP of Sales with Oakley, the CEO of Pony and was one of the owners of Converse who brought the company out of bankruptcy and sold it to Nike. In this Episode, Jim shares his Fatherhood journey, he describes the challenges and joys of raising a child with Aspergers, he talks about being a successful businessman w...

#270 Floyd McLendon
Episode 270 Floyd McLendon is a First Class Father and Retired Navy SEAL who is running for Congress in Texas. Floyd spent 25 years in the US Naval service, 15 of those as a Navy SEAL. During his service as a SEAL, Floyd was deployed five times with presence in more than 20 countries, including Iraq and Afghanistan. In this Episode, Floyd shares his Fatherhood journey, he talks about why he is running for Congress as well as the challenges of running for office while being a Dad, he discusses the importance...


#269 Mike Haynes
Episode 269 Mike Haynes is a First Class Father and Pro Football Hall Of Fame Cornerback. Mike was a First Round Draft Pick of the New England Patriots in 1976 and went on to finish his career with the Los Angeles Raiders. Mike is a 9x Pro Bowler, Super Bowl Champion, his number has been retired by the Patriots, he is considered by many to be the greatest Cornerback of all time and he is enshrined in the NFL Hall Of Fame. In this Episode, Mike shares his Fatherhood journey which includes six children, he de...

#268 Mark Donaldson
Episode 268 Mark Donaldson is a First Class Father, a Combat Veteran and Retired Army Corporal who is a recipient of the Victoria Cross for Australia, the highest award in the Australian honours system and the equivalent of the United States Medal Of Honor. Mark received the Victoria Cross for his courageous actions on the battlefield in Afghanistan. In this Episode, Mark shares his Fatherhood journey, he talks about his own parents untimely deaths and how that affects him as a father, he talks about servin...

#267 Josh Boyer
Episode 267 Josh Boyer is a First Class Father, Veteran and Podcaster who hosts the popular show, Getting Real With Josh Boyer. On his show, Josh travels to destinations all across the country to inview some incredible guests such as Dakota Meyer, Jay Dobyns, Mike Ritland and many more. In this Episode, Josh shares his Fatherhood journey, he talks about his new career as a podcaster, he talks about his recovery from pain pills, he discusses some of the big issues affecting most men in today’s society and hi...


#266 Justin Moore
Episode 266 Justin Moore is a First Class Father and Country Music Artist who has built a loyal fanbase over the past decade with his traditional Country sound and captivating live shows. Over his 10+ year career, Moore has produced eight No. 1’s including “Point at You,” “Lettin’ The Night Roll” “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away,” “Small Town USA” and “Till My Last Day” as well as seven Top 10 hits and PLATINUM-certified albums JUSTIN MOORE and OUTLAWS LIKE ME. In this Episode, Justin shares his Fatherhood jou...

#266 Justin Moore
Episode 266 Justin Moore is a First Class Father and Country Music Artist who has built a loyal fanbase over the past decade with his traditional Country sound and captivating live shows. Over his 10+ year career, Moore has produced eight No. 1’s including “Point at You,” “Lettin’ The Night Roll” “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away,” “Small Town USA” and “Till My Last Day” as well as seven Top 10 hits and PLATINUM-certified albums JUSTIN MOORE and OUTLAWS LIKE ME. In this Episode, Justin shares his Fatherhood jou...

#265 Ed Byers
Episode 265 Ed Byers is a First Class Father and Retired Navy SEAL who received the military’s highest award, The Medal Of Honor, for his heroic actions during a dangerous mission to save an American doctor being held hostage in Afghanistan. Ed has served our country for more than twenty years mostly as a Navy SEAL and even spent time with the elite Naval Special Warfare Development Group or DEVGRU. Some of Ed’s other awards and decorations include two Purple Hearts and five Bronze Stars with Valor. In this...


#265 Ed Byers
Episode 265 Ed Byers is a First Class Father and Retired Navy SEAL who received the military’s highest award, The Medal Of Honor, for his heroic actions during a dangerous mission to save an American doctor being held hostage in Afghanistan. Ed has served our country for more than twenty years mostly as a Navy SEAL and even spent time with the elite Naval Special Warfare Development Group or DEVGRU. Some of Ed’s other awards and decorations include two Purple Hearts and five Bronze Stars with Valor. In this...

#264 Terrell Davis
Episode 264 Terrell Davis is a First Class Father and NFL Hall of Fame Running Back who played for the Denver Broncos. He is a two time Super Bowl champion and was the MVP of Super Bowl XXXII. IN 1998 he was the NFL’s Most Valuable Player and one of only seven players to ever rush for over 2,000 yards in a single season. In this Episode, Terrell shares his Fatherhood journey, he gives his opinion on young kids playing tackle football, he talks about the vision he has for the future of his children, he discu...

#263 Aaron Hale
Episode 263 Aaron Hale is a First Class Father and Retired Veteran who served with both the Navy and Army. After six years as an expert EOD Technician in the military, Aaron Hale became blind the moment an unseen IED exploded in his face in Afghanistan in December of 2011. He also suffered significant hearing loss and now hears only through the aid of Cochlear Hearing implants. In the years that followed, Aaron rehabilitated himself to an extent most sighted people would envy – running marathons, climbing m...


#263 Aaron Hale
Episode 263 Aaron Hale is a First Class Father and Retired Veteran who served with both the Navy and Army. After six years as an expert EOD Technician in the military, Aaron Hale became blind the moment an unseen IED exploded in his face in Afghanistan in December of 2011. He also suffered significant hearing loss and now hears only through the aid of Cochlear Hearing implants. In the years that followed, Aaron rehabilitated himself to an extent most sighted people would envy – running marathons, climbing m...

#262 Dr. Miami
Episode 262 Michael Salzhauer is a First Class Father better known as Dr. Miami. He is a plastic surgeon who is known for working on dozens of Celebrities. He became famous for airing his surgeries live on social media and has grown an audience of over 2 million viewers per day and has his own TV show on WE tv. He has also appeared on Wendy Williams, Steve Harvey, Dr. Oz, The Today Show, TMZ, Elvis Duran, The Breakfast Club, and others. In this Episode, Dr. Miami shares his Fatherhood journey, he discusses ...

#262 Dr. Miami
Episode 262 Michael Salzhauer is a First Class Father better known as Dr. Miami. He is a plastic surgeon who is known for working on dozens of Celebrities. He became famous for airing his surgeries live on social media and has grown an audience of over 2 million viewers per day and has his own TV show on WE tv. He has also appeared on Wendy Williams, Steve Harvey, Dr. Oz, The Today Show, TMZ, Elvis Duran, The Breakfast Club, and others. In this Episode, Dr. Miami shares his Fatherhood journey, he discusses ...


#261 Kent Clothier
Episode 261 Kent Clothier is a First Class Father and Expert Real Estate investor. He is the founder and CEO of Real Estate World Wide, Kribbs & The Boardroom Mastermind. He is a highly successful entrepreneur and has a major influence on hundreds of thousands of people all over the world. In this Episode, Kent shares his Fatherhood journey, he talks about some of the challenges of being an entrepreneur Dad, he gives advice for young couples looking to buy their first home, he discusses how technology and c...

#261 Kent Clothier
Episode 261 Kent Clothier is a First Class Father and Expert Real Estate investor. He is the founder and CEO of Real Estate World Wide, Kribbs & The Boardroom Mastermind. He is a highly successful entrepreneur and has a major influence on hundreds of thousands of people all over the world. In this Episode, Kent shares his Fatherhood journey, he talks about some of the challenges of being an entrepreneur Dad, he gives advice for young couples looking to buy their first home, he discusses how technology and c...

#260 Michael Thornton
Episode 260 Michael Thornton is a First Class Father & Retired Navy SEAL Legend who was awarded the Medal Of Honor for his heroic actions during the Vietnam War. He was awarded the medal for saving the life of his senior officer, Lieutenant Thomas R. Norris, who also earned the Medal of Honor in an unrelated incident. Mike was also awarded the Silver Star, three Bronze Stars, The Purple Heart and many other awards and decorations. In this Episode, Mike shares his Fatherhood journey, he talks about being a f...


#260 Michael Thornton
Episode 260 Michael Thornton is a First Class Father & Retired Navy SEAL Legend who was awarded the Medal Of Honor for his heroic actions during the Vietnam War. He was awarded the medal for saving the life of his senior officer, Lieutenant Thomas R. Norris, who also earned the Medal of Honor in an unrelated incident. Mike was also awarded the Silver Star, three Bronze Stars, The Purple Heart and many other awards and decorations. In this Episode, Mike shares his Fatherhood journey, he talks about being a f...

#259 Ronnie Lott
Episode 259 Ronnie Lott is a First Class Father and NFL Hall Of Famer. He is a former 1st round pick of the San Francisco 49ers where he went on to become a 4x Super Bowl Champion. Ronnie is also a 10x Pro Bowler and was selected to the 75th NFL Anniversary Team as well as the 1980’s & 1990’s All Decade Teams. He is the hardest hitting Safety to every play the game. In this Episode, Ronnie shares his Fatherhood journey, he gives his thoughts on young kids playing tackle football, he talks about the podcast ...

#258 Nick Irving
Episode 258 Nick Irving is a First Class Father, Combat Veteran & NYT Bestselling Author of The Reaper: Autobiography of One of the Deadliest Special Ops Snipers. Nick is a former Special Operations Sniper who holds the record for most kills on a single deployment in Afghanistan. In this Episode, Nick shares his Fatherhood journey, he talks about how becoming a Dad changed his perspective on life, he tells us about a recent incident in which someone was stalking his home, he offers some great advice for new...


#257 Robb Wolf
Episode 257 Robb Wolf is a First Class Father, New York Times Best Selling Author and one of the world’s leading Nutrition experts. Robb is a former research biochemist, health expert, and author of the New York Times bestsellers The Paleo Solution & Wired To Eat. He is also the host of The Paleo Solution Podcast. In this Episode, Robb shares his Fatherhood journey, he explains why he and his wife have chosen to homeschool their children, he talks about how parents can get their kids to eat healthier, he hi...

#257 Robb Wolf
Episode 257 Robb Wolf is a First Class Father, New York Times Best Selling Author and one of the world’s leading Nutrition experts. Robb is a former research biochemist, health expert, and author of the New York Times bestsellers The Paleo Solution & Wired To Eat. He is also the host of The Paleo Solution Podcast. In this Episode, Robb shares his Fatherhood journey, he explains why he and his wife have chosen to homeschool their children, he talks about how parents can get their kids to eat healthier, he hi...

#256 Anne & Jordan Belfort
Episode 256 Anne & Jordan Belfort are First Class Parents. Jordan was portrayed by Leonardo DiCaprio in the Award Winning Motion Picture, The Wolf Of Wall Street which documents the fast paced lifestyle he lived as a young Stockbroker with money, fame, women, power, drugs and eventually prison time. Since then Jordan has taken ownership of his mistakes and now has built a legitimate brand which has once again made him a top earner. Anne Koppe is his better half who was into the mortgage business before meet...


#256 Anne & Jordan Belfort
Episode 256 Anne & Jordan Belfort are First Class Parents. Jordan was portrayed by Leonardo DiCaprio in the Award Winning Motion Picture, The Wolf Of Wall Street which documents the fast paced lifestyle he lived as a young Stockbroker with money, fame, women, power, drugs and eventually prison time. Since then Jordan has taken ownership of his mistakes and now has built a legitimate brand which has once again made him a top earner. Anne Koppe is his better half who was into the mortgage business before meet...

#255 Dan Mulroy
Episode 255 Dan Mulroy is a First Class Father and Retired Navy SEAL. He spent 14 years as a Navy SEAL where he managed operations for a 135 member SEAL Team. He has made a successful transition out of the military and is currently a leadership and strategy Coach. Just before the birth of his daughter, Dan was diagnosed with cancer. In this Episode, Dan shares his Fatherhood journey, how he handled his battle against cancer and what effect it had on his wife. He also talks about his transition out of the SE...

#255 Dan Mulroy
Episode 255 Dan Mulroy is a First Class Father and Retired Navy SEAL. He spent 14 years as a Navy SEAL where he managed operations for a 135 member SEAL Team. He has made a successful transition out of the military and is currently a leadership and strategy Coach. Just before the birth of his daughter, Dan was diagnosed with cancer. In this Episode, Dan shares his Fatherhood journey, how he handled his battle against cancer and what effect it had on his wife. He also talks about his transition out of the SE...


#254 Tim Brown
Episode 254 Tim Brown is a First Class Father, Heisman Trophy winner and NFL Hall Of Famer. He played college football for the University of Notre Dame where he won the Heisman Trophy in 1987. He was selected in the first round of the 1988 NFL Draft and played sixteen years for the LA/Oakland Raiders. He was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall Of Fame in 2015. In this Episode, Tim Brown shares his Fatherhood journey, he talks about the values instilled in him by his parents, he discusses what winning the Hei...

#254 Tim Brown
Episode 254 Tim Brown is a First Class Father, Heisman Trophy winner and NFL Hall Of Famer. He played college football for the University of Notre Dame where he won the Heisman Trophy in 1987. He was selected in the first round of the 1988 NFL Draft and played sixteen years for the LA/Oakland Raiders. He was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall Of Fame in 2015. In this Episode, Tim Brown shares his Fatherhood journey, he talks about the values instilled in him by his parents, he discusses what winning the Hei...

#253 Zack Hughes
Episode 253 Zack Hughes is a First Class Father and Former Green Beret. He is the COO of Elite Meet which helps veterans transition from the military to the civilian world. He also helps to prepare young men who are interested in a Special Forces career. In this Episode, Zack shares his Fatherhood journey, why he decided to become a Green Beret, how his time in the military affected how he spends time with his daughter, he offers advice for Veterans making the transition out of the service as well as for pa...


#252 Chef Jerome Brown
Episode 252 Chef Jerome Brown is a First Class Father and Personal Chef to the Stars. He is a personal chef for celebrities such as; Shaquille O'Neal, Cam Newton, Master P, Colin Powell, Priscilla Presley, Nancy Kerrigan and many more. "Chef Rome" has been featured on several TV networks and publications including The Food Network, ESPN, ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, Black Enterprise and D Magazine. In 2016 he was ranked the #8 Chef in the world and his cookbook, Eat Like a Celebrity, won Cookbook of the Year. In th...

#251 Colin Wayne
Episode 251 Colin Wayne is a First Class Father, Veteran, Fitnesses Model and Entrepreneur. After being injured in the Middle East, Colin was honorably discharged from the military and became a highly successful fitness model. He appeared on the cover of Men’s Fitness and many other international Fitness magazines. He then founded Redline Steel which he has grown into a 30 million dollar business. He has been featured in both Forbes & Entrepreneur! In this Episode, Colin shares his Fatherhood journey, he ta...

#250 Thom Shea
Episode 250 Thom Shea is a First Class Father, a Combat Veteran, Best Selling Author and Retired Navy SEAL. Thom Shea has served twenty-three years with distinguished valor. During his career, he toured three wars, ultimately leading a team of SEALs into Afghanistan. Shea earned the Silver Star, Bronze Star for valor, and multiple commendation medals for valor. In this Episode, Thom shares his Fatherhood journey, discusses his best selling book, Unbreakable: A Navy SEALs Way Of Life, which was originally in...


#249 Nick Hardwick
Episode 249 Nick Hardwick is a First Class Father and Former NFL Center. He played college ball for the Purdue Boilermakers and was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the 3rd Round of the 2004 NFL Draft. In 2006 he was selected to the Pro Bowl and Retired from the game after 11 seasons. In this Episode, Nick tells the story of his wife giving birth to their first child the day before a Nationally Televised game against the Baltimore Ravens, he shares his thoughts on young kids playing contact football, ho...

#248 Robert Peterson
Episode 248 Robert Peterson is a First Class Father and contemporary artist. Peterson’s raw and spontaneous abstract portraits are now collected by nouveau art collectors and fans worldwide, including professional athletes & celebrities. He has exhibited his works in some of this nation’s hottest art markets that include: New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles and Miami. In this Episode Robert Peterson talks about what it takes to make a living as an artist while raising a family. He offers great advice for pa...

#247 Dustin Garneau
Episode 247 Dustin Garneau is a First Class Father and Major League Catcher who was drafted in 2009 by the Colorado Rockies. He has played for the Rockies, Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Angels and most recently for the Oakland Athletics. On July 12, he was behind the plate for the combined no-hitter thrown by Taylor Cole and Félix Peña. In this Episode, Dustin talks about the challenges and joys of playing Major League Baseball while being a Dad, how he disciplines his three boys plus he offers some great ...


#246 Matt Sapaula
Episode 246 Matt Sapaula is a successful Military Veteran entrepreneur and Co-Owner of PHP Agency Inc. Matt takes complex leadership, management and entrepreneurial ideas and converts them into simple life lessons for today and tomorrow’s entrepreneurs. He is known as the Money Smart Guy! In this Episode, Matt talks about his transition from US Marine to Entrepreneur, how he built a seven figure a year income, how to teach our kids about the value of money, whether or not kids need to go to college in order...

#245 Chris Gomez
Episode 245 Chris Gomez is a First Class Father and Former Navy SEAL. He is a decorated veteran with twelve years in the Naval Special Warfare community serving as a medic and SEAL Instructor. Chris also has a Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas and is crushing it in the civilian world. In this Episode, Chris talks about his Fatherhood journey, raising three girls, his college experience as well as his thoughts on sending his kids to college, his plans for the future, he offers gr...

#244 T.J. Houshmandzadeh
Episode 244 T.J. Houshmandzadeh is a First Class Father and Retired NFL Wide Receiver. He played college football at Oregon State where he won the Fiesta Bowl in 2001. Later that year he was drafted into the NFL by the Cincinnati Bengals. In 2007 he tied for most receptions in the league and was selected to play in the Pro Bowl. He is currently an NFL Analyst for Fox Sports. In this Episode T.J. shares his Fatherhood journey, talks about raising his four children, how he is preparing his daughters for the d...


#243 Mike Durant
Episode 243 Mike Durant is a First Class Father and retired Army Chief Warrant Officer 4 Master Aviator in the 160th SOAR. In 1993 his Black Hawk Helicopter, Super Six Four, was shot down in Mogadishu Somalia in what became known as Black Hawk Down. Mike was taken prisoner and released after 11 days. His book, In The Company Of Heroes, documents his life and the incident in great detail. His awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, Distinguished Flying Cross with Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Star with Va...

#242 Matt Brown
Episode 242 Matt Brown is a First Class Father and legendary UFC Fighter known as The Immortal. Matt struggled with Drugs and Alcohol before finding his way into the octagon. Brown was a contestant on the seventh season of The Ultimate Fighter television series and fights out of Columbus Ohio. In this Episode, Matt talks about how he discovered Mixed Martial Arts, how he involves his kids in his career, how he disciplines his kids, what his plans are for the future, he drops some great advice for new or abo...

#241 Chris Norton
Episode 241 Chris Norton is a First Class Father who was paralyzed playing college football and given a 3% chance of ever walking again. That was unacceptable to Chris who began an amazing journey of recovery. Despite four paralyzed limbs, Norton pushed himself through grueling, daily workouts until four years later, Chris walked across the stage to receive his college diploma. Three years after that, the video of his next walk would be viewed over 300 million times and covered in People magazine: It was h...


#240 Scott Taylor
Episode 240 Scott Taylor is a First Class Father and Former Navy SEAL. Scott is also a former Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Virginia's 2nd district and is currently running for The United States Senate in Virginia in 2020. In this Episode, Scott Taylor talks about some of the challenges of running for office while being a Dad, we hit on the recent mass shootings and how we can keep our children safe in school, we discuss the situation with his hometown of Baltimore, how he disciplines his...

#239 Kelly Pavlik
Episode 239 Kelly Pavlik is a First Class Father and World Class Boxer who held the WBO, WBC, Ring Magazine and Lineal Middleweight Titles. He retired from the game with a record of 40-2 with 34 knockouts. In this Episode, Kelly Pavlik talks about how becoming a Dad changed his career, his thoughts on youth boxing, how he teaches his kids to handle a bully situation, his podcast The Punchline, his plans for the future and much more! The Punchline with Kelly Pavlik and James Dominguez https://podcasts.apple...

#238 Brian Chontosh
Episode 238 Brian ‘Tosh’ Chontosh is a First Class Father and Retired United States Marine. He was awarded the Navy Cross for his actions during the 2003 invasion of Iraq. His platoon was ambushed and Tosh aggressively attacked an entrenched enemy position killing at least 20 enemies and wounding many others. In this Episode, Brian Chontosh talks about becoming a young father while on deployment, how his parenting mindset has shifted over the years, his philosophy on raising children to be free thinkers, th...


#238 Brian Chontosh
Episode 238 Brian ‘Tosh’ Chontosh is a First Class Father and Retired United States Marine. He was awarded the Navy Cross for his actions during the 2003 invasion of Iraq. His platoon was ambushed and Tosh aggressively attacked an entrenched enemy position killing at least 20 enemies and wounding many others. In this Episode, Brian Chontosh talks about becoming a young father while on deployment, how his parenting mindset has shifted over the years, his philosophy on raising children to be free thinkers, th...

#237 Tito Ortiz
Episode 237 Tito Ortiz is a First Class Father and Legendary UFC Hall Of Fame fighter who is known as the Huntington Beach Bad Boy. He is a world champion who has been fighting for 22 years. In this Episode, Tito talks about his humble beginnings, his upcoming fight against Alberto Del Rio, how wrestling saved his life, his relationships with his ex wife Kristin Ortiz, the mother of his twin boys Jenna Jameson and his girlfriend Amber Nicole Miller. Tito opens up about his past and how it helped shape the m...

#237 Tito Ortiz
Episode 237 Tito Ortiz is a First Class Father and Legendary UFC Hall Of Fame fighter who is known as the Huntington Beach Bad Boy. He is a world champion who has been fighting for 22 years. In this Episode, Tito talks about his humble beginnings, his upcoming fight against Alberto Del Rio, how wrestling saved his life, his relationships with his ex wife Kristin Ortiz, the mother of his twin boys Jenna Jameson and his girlfriend Amber Nicole Miller. Tito opens up about his past and how it helped shape the m...


#236 Scott Flansbaum
Episode 236 Scott Flansbaum is a First Class Father and Veteran of the United States Marine Corps. While undergoing routine surgery, he became paralyzed from the waist down. Doctors told him that he would never walk again. Over the last year since the incident, Scott has worked hard to overcome the odds and has since not only been able to walk but has completed a 10k race with the assistance of his wife and Former Navy SEAL Dom Raso. He now mentors other quadriplegics and is an inspiration to thousands of p...

#235 Jason Gardner
Episode 235 Jason Gardner is a First Class Father and Retired Navy SEAL Command Master Chief. He is a combat veteran with almost three decades of service with the Navy SEALs. Jason has many awards including the Silver Star, two Bronze Stars, and a Purple Heart To name a few. He currently works along side Jocko Willink and Leif Babin as a leadership instructor for Echelon Front. In this episode, Jason reads an open letter to his daughter and discusses his parenting philosophy with regards to raising both gir...

#234 Trent Dilfer
Episode 234 Trent Dilfer is a First Class Father and Super Bowl Winning Quarterback who played 14 seasons in the NFL with several teams including the Baltimore Ravens where he quarterbacked the team to victory over the New York Giants in Super Bowl 35. In this Episode, Trent talks about the tragedy of losing his only son at 5 years of age and how he handled being a Dad To his three girls while grieving his terrible loss. He also talks about his new role as High School Football Head Coach of Lipscomb Academy...


#233 Titus O’Neil
Episode 233 Titus O’Neil is a First Class Father and WWE Superstar. Titus (Thaddeus Bullard) has overcome very humble beginnings to become a positive source of inspiration for so many people around the world, especially children. He is the author of a recently published book, There’s No Such Thing As A Bad Kid: How I Went From Stereotype To Prototype. He is a philanthropist who has raised millions of dollars for charity and is a mentor to at-risk youth. In this episode, Titus talks about his mother being ra...

#232 Sean Parnell
Episode 232 Sean Parnell returns to the podcast! Sean is a First Class Father, a Former Army Ranger, a Combat Veteran, Purple Heart Recipient and New York Times Best Selling Author of OUTLAW PLATOON, MAN OF WAR and his newest thriller, ALL OUT WAR. In this Episode Sean talks about his writing career and some of the challenges of being an Author while being a Dad. We discuss the need for stronger Male/Father roles in stories, books and movies. He tells about the possibility of turning his books into movies, ...

Coming Soon
NEW EPISODES DROP NEXT WEEK!! Here is the lineup for the first week of the New Season Of First Class Fatherhood Tuesday - SEAN PARNELL - Army Ranger, Purple Heart Recipient and Best Selling Author Wednesday - TITUS O’NEIL - WWE Superstar, Arena Football League Player, Best Selling Author Thursday - TRENT DILFER - NFL Super Bowl winning Quarterback, High School Football Coach FRIDAY - JASON GARDNER - Retired Navy SEAL Master Chief, Instructor at Echelon Fromt Let’s Go Dads! New Episodes September 3rd ...


#231 Troy Malesky
Episode 231 Troy Malesky is a First Class Father and combat veteran who served with the elite United States Navy SEALs. He is now a full time student and entrepreneur who has an awesome apparel company American Tribute Brand. In this episode Troy shares his Fatherhood journey and talks about the difficulties of serving with the SEALs while being a Dad. He talks about his transition out of the Teams and shares his plans for the future. Visit AMERICAN TRIBUTE BRAND - https://www.americantributebrand.com F...

#230 Fox & Friends
Episode 230 Fox & Friends Interview from Father’s Day with Pete Hegseth. In this episode I detail my experience of being interviewed live on the set of Fox & Friends. You will hear my interview in its entirety as well as my explanation of why I chose to highlight the three Dads I discussed during the segment. First Class Fatherhood Merch is Now Available - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/first-class-fatherhood-/ First Class Fatherhood is sponsored by Game-Time Decision Making by David Meltzer is Now Availab...

#229 Marcus Kowal
Episode 229 Marcus Kowal is a First Class Father and Former Professional MMA fighter. His 15 month old son Liam was struck and killed by a drunk driver. As a part of his grieving process, Marcus wrote a book titled Life Is A Moment and has also started a foundation called Liam’s Life which is on a mission to end alcohol related driving fatalities. In this episode Marcus talks about the senseless incident that took the life of his son Liam, he offers advice to other parents who have lost a child and he tells...


#228 Don Cherel
Episode 228 Don Cherel is a First Class Father and Hollywood Cameraman who has worked on films such as “Resident Evil” and the soon to be released “Rambo: Last Blood”. He is also a musician who wrote a performs a song titled “Miracles Happen” which details the inspirational story of the birth of his twin girls, one of which was diagnosed with severe fetal hydrops during the pregnancy. Doctors and genetic counselors advised that the survival rate was below ten percent. This also meant both babies were at ris...

#227 Jason Weaver
Episode 227 Jason Weaver is a First Class Father and Actor who was the singing voice of young Simba in Disney’s original Lion King movie in which he performed hit songs such as “I just can’t wait to be king” and “Hakuna Matata". Jason also portrayed young Michael Jackson in the hit TV Miniseries “Jacksons An America Dream”. In this episode, Jason shares his Fatherhood journey, tells us about his acting career which is three decades deep and some of the challenges of being a Dad while working as an actor. ...

#226 John Allen
Episode 226 John Allen is a First Class Father, Combat Veteran, Purple Heart Recipient and Former Navy SEAL. He is also the founder of Elite Meet which helps connect elite veterans with high quality employment opportunities. In this episode John talks about some of the challenges of leaving the Teams, how his two daughters have changed his perspective on life and offers great situational awareness advice for Dads who are walking the streets with their families. First Class Fatherhood Merch is Now Availab...


#225 Carl McDowell
Episode 225 Carl McDowell is a First Class Father and Actor who stars in HBO’s smash hit series Ballers. He is a former College Football standout and has a great story of how his acting career began which he shares in this episode. Also, Carl talks about becoming a father at a young age, his involvement with speaking to young foster children and he offers great advice to aspiring actors as well as first time fathers. First Class Fatherhood Merch is Now Available - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/first-class-f...

#224 Aden Stay
Episode 224 Aden Stay is a First Class Father and Hollywood Stuntman who has performed stunts in Blockbuster Movies such as Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Logan and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. He is a divorced, single father of two girls and in this episode he discusses his Fatherhood journey and how he manages to Co-Parent with his ex-wife. He offers great advice to Dads who are at the beginning stages of a Divorce and tells us what projects he’s currently working on. First Class Fatherhood Merch is ...

#223 Hue Jackson
Episode 223 Hue Jackson is a First Class Father and Former NFL Head Coach of the Oakland Raiders and Cleveland Browns. He is also the founder of the Hue Jackson foundation which provides assistance to victims of Human Trafficking. In this episode Hue shares his Fatherhood journey, talks about some of the challenges of being an NFL Head Coach while being a Dad and discusses the tragic issue of Human Trafficking and what you can do to ensure your child doesn’t fall victim to one of the most lucrative, siniste...


#222 Lee Greenwood
Episode 222 Lee Greenwood is a First Class Father, Singer and Songwriter. He has released more than twenty albums and has had over 35 singles hit the Country Music Billboard Charts. His song “God Bless The USA” is one of the most patriotic songs ever recorded. In this episode Lee shares his Fatherhood journey, he talks about when and why he decided to write the Patriotic tune, he discusses how he has adapted to the changing technology and offers some great advice for all Dads. First Class Fatherhood is spo...

#221 Nick Hays
Episode 221 Nick Hays is a First Class Father, Combat Veteran and Former Navy SEAL. He also did some contracting work overseas. In this episode, Nick shares his Fatherhood journey and how a work related injury changed the course of his life. It led him to writing a book which was released recently titled Elite: High Performance Lessons and Habits from a Former Navy SEAL. He tells us how the principles of the book can be applied to Fatherhood and he tells us a shocking detail about YouTube. Buy Nick Hays B...

#220 Evan Bass
Episode 220 Evan Bass is a First Class Father and Former Contestant on Season 12 of The Bachelorette. He eventually found true love on The Bachelor In Paradise where he met and married Carly Waddell. Evan has three boys from a previous relationship and a daughter with Carly who is expecting the couple's second child in November. In this episode Evan shares his Fatherhood journey and discusses the differences between being on the Bachelorette & Bachelor in Paradise. He talks about Carly and his world record ...


#219 Greg T
Episode 219 Greg T is a First Class Father and Radio Personality known as the Frat Boy of Z100’s Elvis Duran and the Morning Show. He has been entertaining listeners for years with his on air stunts and pranks. In this episode Greg shares his Fatherhood journey and some of the challenges that come with doing morning radio while being a Dad. He tells it like it is as it relates to his parenting style with his two girls, he offers some great advice for new or about to be fathers and reveals his goals for the ...

#218 Chris Powell
Episode 218 Chris Powell is a First Class Father, Personal Trainer and Transformation Specialist. Chris and his wife, Heidi, stared on ABC’s Extreme Weight Loss in which they helped people transform their lives. Chris is also a former Body Builder and is a New York Times Best Selling Author as well. In this episode Chris offers expert advice for Dads who are interested in losing weight and getting in shape. He tells us about his new Transformation App and how it helps people lose weight. Chris also shares h...

#217 Struggle Jennings
Episode 217 Struggle Jennings is a First Class Father and Country Rap Artist who earlier this year released an album with his daughter, Brianna, titled “Sunny Days” which hit #1 on the Billboard Blues Charts. Struggle spent five years in prison for drug charges and has since transformed his life and message into a positive one that centers around the importance of Fatherhood. He lives with all seven of his children and in this episode he shares his Fatherhood journey, he describes his children’s reaction to...