Season 2

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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July 28, 2021

Medical Dads Book Club for Parents and Children

Stu and Dave reconvene a meeting of the Medical Dads Book Club. They break down how they plan to hoard or not store their children's books, and then discuss what their kids are reading lately, including Gordon Korman, and Big...

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July 20, 2021

Sticks and Stones and Broken Bones

This week, Stu and Dave talk about broken bones and how to manage them. When do patients and parents need to think about going to the ER? What are some common types of injury? And what are the best options …

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July 12, 2021


This week, Stu and Dave break down the topic of constipation in children. What are the common causes? What are the best treatment options? And what on earth are high school students supposed to do when confronted with the cho...

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July 5, 2021

Back to the Kitchen!

This week, for the season finale, the Medical Dads head back to the kitchen, to report on what recipes have been working for them these last few months in the kitchen. They also discuss what is going on with COVID …

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June 20, 2021

Father's Day Special: Bringing a Gun to a Knife Fight

Stu and Dave break down what is going on with Covid and the controversies surrounding the vaccination process and what to do if you happened to get an Astra Zeneca vaccine in the first go around. Then, at last, Stu …

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June 15, 2021

Concussions - Why Our Children Should Not Play Professional Football

This week Stu and Dave talk about head injuries and concussions. What are they? What should we do when they happen? And what should parents and children consider when returning to sports and activities in the aftermath of one...

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June 10, 2021

ADHD - Sit Still and Pay Attention to this Episode!

Stu and Dave talk about ADHD, also known as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Is it under diagnosed or over diagnosed? What are the treatment options? What do parents need to know about this condition? --- Send in a...

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June 1, 2021

Talking About Death and Dying

The Medical Dads share some thoughts about discussing death and dying with children. What are some good ways to talk about death? What are some pitfalls to avoid? --- Send in a voice message:

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May 25, 2021

The Medical Dads Guide to Board Games

Ready to play some board games with the family? What are some good board games for you to try with your children? The Medical Dads have you covered as you try to solve boredom with some board games! --- Send …

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May 18, 2021

Performance Jitters

This week, Stu and Dave discuss performance anxiety, and specifically how it applies to stage fright. They revisit buried memories of piano recitals gone bad, and share some parenting tips on how to get children more in tune ...

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May 9, 2021

Another COVID Mother's Day

Stu and Dave talk about what's going on with the COVID third wave lately, including the latest on the Astra Zeneca vaccine. Then they talk about Mother's Day and how they will try to navigate it with their families. --- …

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May 5, 2021

The Medical Dads Guide to the Visual Arts - Paints and Brushes and Pa…

Stu and Dave discuss the role of art in their children's lives. From art classes during the pandemic to picking up the copious amounts of artwork that inevitably pile up around the house, the Medical Dads have you covered in …

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April 26, 2021

Covid - the Third Wave Washes Over Us All

Stu and Dave discuss the third wave of COVID. They talk about watching Star Wars with young children, the worsening COVID situation in Ontario and how the province moved from a lock down to a shutdown and closed playgrounds a...

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April 20, 2021

Go Go Dad Gadgets!

This week, Stu and Dave break down what some of their favourite (and not so favourite) dad gadgets are, from kitchen gadgets that they can't do without to gadgets that are gathering dust. --- Send in a voice message: https:...

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April 14, 2021

Time Management - When There is Never Enough Time

Stu and Dave begin by answering a mailbag question about how to deal with a 1 year old who insists on co-sleeping with his parents. Then they share some tips on how to manage time while juggling the demands of …

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April 7, 2021

Cars and How They Drive Us Nuts

This week, Stu and Dave break down the joys of car ownership. From buying their first cars, to regular maintenance and repairs, the Medical Dads prepare to drive this one into the ground! --- Send in a voice message: https:...

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April 5, 2021

Cars - The Medical Dads Talk Auto Shop

Stu and Dave break down what has historically been a dad activity,, sharing some stories and advice about car shopping, maintenance and repair. --- Send in a voice message:

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March 29, 2021

A Medical Dads Easter Special

Stu and Dave talk about another holiday in the time of Covid. They break down what is going on in their cities with COVID of late, discuss the Astra Zeneca vaccine side effect situation, and then take about the Easter …

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March 22, 2021

Covid - This Virus is Making Me Nervous

One year in, Stu and Dave talk about anxiety and COVID, and how the virus has put everyone's mental health on edge. --- Send in a voice message:

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March 16, 2021

Covid 19 - One Year On and Still Counting

One year into the COVID pandemic, Stu and Dave discuss what the past year has been like. They share stories and memories, starting with the early months of the pandemic and follow it through to the present day. --- Send …

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March 8, 2021

And Then the Vaccine Saved Us

Stu and Dave discuss the Covid 19 Vaccine. Should people be getting it? Who shouldn't be getting it? How does it work? What's the rollout like? They also share their own vaccine stories. --- Send in a voice message: https:/...

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March 2, 2021

Tantrums - Childhood Meltdowns and Parental Suffering

Stu and Dave talk about childhood tantrums. How to avoid them? Ways to deal with them when they inevitably arise, and when they might signify something else. --- Send in a voice message:

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Feb. 23, 2021

TV Dads - A Medical Dads Primer

The Medical Dads dive in to discuss what they learned from their favourite TV dads of yesteryear, from Carl Winslow to Danny Tanner to Al Bundy. Then they struggle to determine where Heathcliffe Huxtable ranks in the all time...

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Feb. 16, 2021

Respiratory Illnesses - Asthma and Beyond

Stu and Dave do a long-winded deep dive into common respiratory illnesses, including asthma. --- Send in a voice message:

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Feb. 8, 2021

Medical Dad's Valentine's Day Survival Guide

Stu and Dave gear up for Valentine's Day by talking about how they plan to celebrate a Covid Valentine's Day, while Stu waxes nostalgic about Valentine's days from years gone by! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor....

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Feb. 1, 2021

Transition to Solids - Infant nutrition in the 1st year of life

Stu and Dave sit down to share some advice about transitioning children from breast milk/formula over to solid foods. They talk about when is a good time to start solids, what sequence of foods to use, and share some advice …

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Jan. 25, 2021

Recipes and Cooking for a Pandemic World

Stu and Dave discuss how their household kitchens and cooking habits have changed since the pandemic. Then they break down some go-to recipes that have helped them get through the last nine months, including home made burgers...

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Jan. 18, 2021

Working From Home in a Covid Winter

As Covid starts to surge around the country and their respective cities enter the harshest lockdown yet, Stu and Dave talk about the good and the bad of once again working from home. --- Send in a voice message: https://anc...

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Jan. 11, 2021

Exercise in Winter

The Medical Dads attempt to figure out what options are there for exercise for both themselves and for their children during a frigid cold Covid winter. --- Send in a voice message:

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Jan. 4, 2021

Then and Now Part 2

Stu and Dave continue their conversation about how parenting has changed from their parents time to now. This time, they focus on the role of the dad in the modern family, and reminisce about their own dads managed to parent …

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Dec. 29, 2020

Then and Now Part 1

The Medical Dads take a moment to reflect on some of the big pictures changes that have happened in society from the time they were children to now as parents. They talk about some of the obvious things that have …

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Dec. 19, 2020

A Covid Christmas Carol

Stu and Dave encounter the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future as part of their Christmas special! --- Send in a voice message:

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Dec. 10, 2020

The Medical Dads Guide to Manners

Stu and Dave dish on parenting in an age of increasing in-civility. Are manners still relevant in this day and age? Is there a dark side to teaching our children to being polite? Please, have a listen and enjoy. --- …

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Nov. 29, 2020

Bicycles - To Unicycles and Beyond

Stu and Dave reminisce about learning to ride their bikes, and discuss all aspects of teaching their children to ride, including bicycle safety and helmets. From pedal-less stride bikes to unicycles, this episode will have yo...

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Nov. 21, 2020

Ears - You Have to Hear This Episode!

Stu and Dave gather to discuss medical issues surrounding ears and hearing in children. They cover everything related to ears from their views on headphones to remedies for ear wax and ear infections. Guaranteed to leave you ...

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Nov. 9, 2020

Sequential Art - Children and Comics

Stu and Dave make the case in favour of comics and comic books. They talk about the joys of comics, and share some titles from both past and present that they think are good to get children into reading. --- …

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Oct. 26, 2020

The Scary Halloween

Stu and Dave discuss Halloween and why Dave abhors this holiday. They then break down the current COVID situation and how it will affect trick or treating this year in their respective hometowns, and Stu gives some alternatve...

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Oct. 19, 2020

Dollars and Sense

Stu and Dave debate the merits of teaching their children about financial literacy. Is it ever too early to start learning about money? And what are their approaches to dealing with money and their children. Are allowances a...

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Oct. 7, 2020

Thanksgiving Turkeys

Stu and Dave take a moment to ponder Thanksgiving in the time of Covid. How do you survive a Thanksgiving when their cities have forbidden family gatherings? Then they chat about what they are thankful for this Thanksgiving...

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Oct. 3, 2020

Covid Update - And Then We Opened the Schools...

This week, with children around Canada and the US having returned to classes for a few weeks, Stu and Dave discuss what life is like right now for both children and parents. They share stories about their children navigating ...

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Sept. 28, 2020

2 Player Mode - The Medical Dads on Video Games

This week, Stu and Dave take on the topic of parenting and video games. They wax nostalgia about the video games of their childhood and then break down some of the current issues facing parents when it comes to home …

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Sept. 22, 2020

Parenting in the Cellular Age

This week, Stu and Dave break down what it's like to parent during the age of the cell phones. They talk screen time, data plans, the risks of cancer and more. If your children are pressuring you to get them …

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Sept. 5, 2020

Outdoor Play Part 2 - Beyond the Backyard

This week, Stu and Dave reconvene to continue their discussion on outdoor play. They talk backyards, playgrounds, swimming pool and more, while sharing some thoughts on outdoor safety and just plain outdoor fun. --- Send in...

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Aug. 30, 2020

Outdoor Play Part 1 - Kids, Get Out!

Just in time for the end of summer, the Medical Dads break down the joys and travails of sending their children outdoors as much as they can, and along the way, discuss Dave's favourite outdoor topic - sun safety! --- …

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Aug. 21, 2020

Covid - Back to School Special

The Medical Dads are Back! Back for the premiere of Season 2 of the Medical Dads Podcast and back to discuss going back to school for children after almost 6 months away from school! This week, Stu and Dave break …

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