Episodes

March 8, 2022

The Endemic - Not the End of the Pandemic

The Medical Dads ponder the Endemic. Is it the end of the pandemic or is it the beginning of something else? Is it time to make plans for the summer? How worried are we about COVID as we had into …

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March 1, 2022

Graphic Novels - In Praise of Sequential Art

Stu and Dave stay on the topic of books, as they make time to talk comic books, graphic novels and Manga. Where else can you get a discussion about the Slam Dunk manga, Popeye, Calvin and Hobbes and Demon Slayer? …

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March 1, 2022

From Books to Graphic Novels

Stu and Dave didn't quite finish their literary discussion last week, so they dive back in to talk about graphic novels, comic books and comic strips. What have their kids been reading? Which classics from yesteryear do they ...

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Feb. 22, 2022

Books - What Our Children are Reading

Where else are you going to get a discussion about Demon Slayer manga, Anne of Green Gables and Paw Patrol books all in the same hour? I didn't think so! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/medicaldads/message

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Feb. 15, 2022

The Dad Olympics

As the Beijing Winter Olympics roll on, the Medical Dads get into the Olympic spirit and talk about watching sports with their children and share memorable stories about the Blue Jays, Raptors, and watching sports with their ...

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Feb. 3, 2022

Ringing in the Year of the Tiger

Stu and Dave sit down and talk about the Canadian version of Chinese New Year. Stu brushes up on his Chinese New Year greetings and they share some stories and memories about Chinese New Years from years gone by. --- …

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Jan. 25, 2022

Sibling Rivalry - Only the Strong Survive

Stu and Dave take a break from worrying about Omicron to talk about the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to siblings and sibling rivalries. What can parents do to manage sibling rivalries? When are sibling rivalries …

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Jan. 21, 2022

Covid - Back to School?

This week, as the Omicron variant rages around Ontario, Stu and and Dave break down how parents should weigh the various factors as they consider whether to send their children back to school or not. --- Send in a voice …

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Jan. 11, 2022

Covid - Not Again!

Its 2022 and suddenly Covid is back in full force. Stu and Dave talk about how Covid upended their Christmas holidays and is now threatening to upend schooling and parenting once again. --- Send in a voice message: https://...

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Jan. 6, 2022

The Many Misconceptions About Canada and Canadians

In this episode, recorded a month ago, Stu and Dave take a break from Covid talk and break down some common misconceptions (and conceptions) about Canada and Canadians. This is the break from Covid talk that you didn't know y...

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Dec. 21, 2021

The 12 Days of Christmas Medical Dads Wish List

The Medical Dads break down the 12 things they are wishing for this Christmas, culminating in a discussion of possibly the greatest Christmas movie ever made. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/medicaldads/messa...

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Dec. 9, 2021

Parenting in the Internet Age

Stu and Dave talk about trying to parent during the internet age. From children using internet "for school," to playing online games, to accessing social media, the internet causes parents a lot of grief. How do we monitor wh...

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Nov. 27, 2021

Not the Sick Days We Remember

Stu and Dave wax nostalgic about sick days from when they were growing up. Stu shares his mother's cure for children's sick days, while Dave recalls how sick days can sometimes motivate people to acts of athletic brilliance. ...

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Nov. 16, 2021

Home of the (not so) Handyman

Stu and Dave share some stories and life lessons culled from over a decade on the front lines of home ownership. When things break down in the home, what do the medical dads do besides panic? --- Send in a …

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Nov. 10, 2021

What's For Lunch?

Stu and Dave talk about school lunches and how their own experience with lunches have shaped their views on what their kids should eat for lunch at school. Hot lunches? Lunch at home? We've got you covered with everything fro...

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Nov. 1, 2021

Halloween, Covid and Scary Neighbor Stories

On the eve of Halloween, Stu and Dave get together to discuss the current state of Covid this Halloween and also what happens when Dave decides to plant a tree in his backyard. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm...

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Oct. 27, 2021

Parenting the Marvel Way

Stu and Dave talk about superheroes and comic books and how it all related to parenting. What happens when you introduce your kids to Spider-Man and the Hulk and then things get out of control? Is there a safe age …

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Oct. 10, 2021

Thanksgiving 2021

This year, for Thanksgiving, Stu and Dave talk about what yet another COVID Thanksgiving feels like. Then, with Truth and Remembrance Day still on their minds, they talk about the origins of Thanksgiving, and reflect on what ...

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Oct. 8, 2021

My Life for the Hoard!

Stu and Dave sit down to talk about hoarding. Stu and Dave talk about what it's like raising children in the age of eBay and Amazon Prime, when everyone's hoard just keeps growing bigger and bigger and bigger. --- Send …

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Sept. 27, 2021

Pick a School, Any School

Stu and Dave discuss the thought processes and antics that parents go through in the quest to optimize their children's education. Split grades? Parent/Teacher Ratios? Public vs Private? They've got something to say about it ...

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Sept. 21, 2021

And We're Back...to School!

In the season 3 premiere of Medical Dads, Stu and Dave regroup after a summer away from podcasts to talk about children settling into return to school routines while COVID rages on, with no clear end point in sight. --- …

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Sept. 2, 2021

Movie Dads

Stu and Dave talk Hollywood's takes on fathers. From stern dads to funny dads to action hero dads to villain dads. If you think dad's aren't represented well in Hollywood, well, this one's for you! --- Send in a voice …

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Aug. 23, 2021

Foreign Bodies - Get This Thing Out of Me!

Stu and Dave break down what to do when the human body gets ambushed by foreign bodies. Splinters. Coins. Ear plugs. What do you do when your child is afflicted by a foreign body? We've got you covered! --- Send …

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Aug. 4, 2021

Don't Let Them Tell You It's Not Okay To Yell

Stu and Dave talk about their views on yelling at children. When is it necessary? When is it best avoided? Do these new age "never yell at your children" parenting books have a point? Have a listen and find out! …

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