View Post

Did You Miss Us? We’ve Been Licking Lemon Ant Butts! Cast of Dads Podcast #57

In Audio, Cast of Dads, Family, General, Humor, Opinion, Parenting, PodCast by Michael SheehanLeave a Comment

Yep, we’re baaaack! Have you ever tried to organize the lives of 5 busy dads who are dispersed across the country and time zones? The image of herding cats comes to mind. The desire to record our Cast of Dads podcast is there, the free time, however, is not. Yeah, excuses, excuses. We did manage to all get on a call about a week ago and chat through a variety of topics though, and were able to record Cast of Dads Podcast #57, “Lemon Flavored Ant Butts.” I always feel that half an hour is simply not enough time to …

Are You Ready For Some Football and the Next Episode of the Cast of Dads Podcast?

In Audio, Cast of Dads, General, Humor, Opinion, Parenting, PodCast by Michael SheehanLeave a Comment

I simply love this time of year, that of the football playoffs and the biggest game of the year, the Super Bowl! While I don’ t have that much time to really follow sports, I have spent the past 35 years in the San Francisco Bay Area and consequently am a San Francisco 49ers fan (and SF Giants as well when it’s baseball season). Also, before they moved the football season out a week or two, the Super Bowl used to fall on or around my birthday. In fact, I remember back in 1985, Super Box XIX was held in …

Reacting To and Remembering the Tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary – Cast of Dads Podcast #55

In Audio, Cast of Dads, Family, General, Opinion, Parenting, PodCast, Safety, Security by Michael SheehanLeave a Comment

A week ago today, innocent children, students and educators were horrifically gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary School. I don’t believe that anyone will fully understand the “why” but all of us have been struggling to comprehend it as well as be able to talk about this event with other adults as well as our children. The Sunday after this tragedy struck, the Cast of Dads got together to discuss this horrible event. Originally, this was to be our “holiday” episode, unfortunately, we only were able to talk about the joy of the holidays at the end of the show. …

And We’re Back! Thanksgiving Episode #54 of the Cast of Dads Podcast

In Audio, Cast of Dads, Family, General, Opinion, Parenting, PodCast by Michael SheehanLeave a Comment

It seems like life got the better of us Cast of Dads. We have been on a bit of a hiatus as we get our crazy lives in order…well, who’s to say that our lives will ever be less hectic or in order for that matter. But we wanted to get together to record an episode right before Thanksgiving. So we pushed aside our busy family and work lives to be sure to get on the digital airwaves together. I must say though, it really was great to be back in action with the gang. Max and CC recently weathered …

A New Olympic Sport? The Orangutan Hang! – Cast of Dads Podcast #53

In Audio, Cast of Dads, Family, General, Humor, Opinion, Parenting, PodCast by Michael SheehanLeave a Comment

As the summer starts to wind down, the Cast of Dads convened via the phone waves again to record another laughter-fill and educational podcast, “Orangutan Hang and the Olympics.” With just days to the start of the Summer Olympics 2012 in London, we believe we might have figured out another Olympic sport – the Orangutan Hang – but you will have to listen to the podcast to understand what it was all about. Episode #53 ran the gamut of topics, anywhere from talking about DEET, West Nile Virus and popping mosquitos, to really enjoying Olympic warmups understanding driving distractions and …

Laughter is the Best Medicine, Especially When We Recorded Cast of Dads Father’s Day Episode #52

In Audio, Cast of Dads, Family, General, Humor, Opinion, Parenting, PodCast by Michael Sheehan1 Comment

We all know that laughing is healthy. It’s good for both the heart and the soul. Well, in the Father’s Day (or should I say Daddy’s Day) Episode #52 (“Laugh Filled Father’s Day“) of the Cast of Dads, we definitely came out very healthy as it was one of the most laughter-filled episodes that we have ever recorded! This episode was recorded right before Father’s Day and we each talked about plans or lack there of on the day devoted to Dads. We also talked about our Mother’s Day winner giveaway of the Motorola Droid RAZR (so be sure to …

Mother’s Day Motorola RAZR Madness with the Cast of Dads – Brady Bunch Style!

In Cast of Dads, Cellular, Consumer Electronics, Family, Gadgets, General, Hardware, Humor, Opinion, PodCast, Video by Michael SheehanLeave a Comment

As part of the forces driving the Cast of Dads to greatness, we are always looking for corporate sponsors who are looking to have engaging, innovative and even funny promotion of their products or services. For Mother’s Day this year, Motorola sponsored our most recent episode of the Cast of Dads (we even hosted a giveaway). As part of our sponsorship, all of the Dads were loaned DROID RAZR and we were told that the sky was the limit for what we could do with these snazzy Android smartphones. The only requirement was that we create some sort of a …

We’re NOT Shaving with a Motorola DROID RAZR, We’re Giving One Away! – “Mother’s Day Special” – Cast of Dads Podcast

In Cast of Dads, Cellular, Consumer Electronics, Family, Gadgets, General, Hardware, Mobile, Opinion, Parenting, PodCast by Michael SheehanLeave a Comment

While Mother’s Day has come and gone, and yes, all of the Cast of Dads were able to plan ahead to treat the moms (and wives) of our lives to their special day, we do have a “Mother’s Day Special” after the day went by. And, this episode marks a great milestone for the Cast of Dads – we have a sponsor (Motorola and their new Android RAZR). Let me cut to the chase here – we are GIVING ONE AWAY! All that you have to do is listen to this podcast and then head on over to this episode …

Celebrating our 50th Cast of Dads Podcast! “Draining the Snowblower”

In Audio, Cast of Dads, Consumer Electronics, Family, Gadgets, General, Hardware, Humor, Opinion, Parenting, PodCast by Michael SheehanLeave a Comment

It’s really hard to believe that over 2 years ago, a group of dads who worked together on a project would now be celebrating their 50th podcast together! But yes, we have. Personally, I think that is a major accomplishment, especially given all of the other family and business responsibilities that tug us in each and every direction. The Cast of Dads made it though, and we are now setting our eyes on episode #100! Episode #50, “Draining the Snowblower” contains a lot of excitement, humor and fun programs that many of us are working on like CC heading to …

Understanding Cloud Security and Mobile Platforms on Digital Nibbles Podcast #6

In Audio, Cellular, Cloud, Consumer Electronics, Gadgets, General, Intel, Mobile, Opinion, PodCast, Safety, Security, Software, Tech News by Michael SheehanLeave a Comment

You really should track your digital devices, at least according to Ken Westin who is the founder of GadgetTrak. I actually agree with that. In fact, I have been using some other services (Prey Project and Find my iPhone) to do just that. It does look like what Ken’s company has come up with in their GadgetTrak service goes quite a bit beyond that. And Ken goes into the importance of preserving your gadget (smartphone and laptop) security and privacy in the latest episode of Digital Nibbles.  Appropriately taking place on Pi Day (3.14) – which, also is, coincidentally, Albert …

“Remembering the First Time” – Cast of Dads Podcast #49 – March Madness, Expos, Bicycles & Big Wheels

In Audio, Cast of Dads, Consumer Electronics, Family, Gadgets, General, Humor, Opinion, Parenting, PodCast by Michael SheehanLeave a Comment

Well, we cranked up the old podcaster again, this time with less time between episodes. While it may have been just me, I think we all could have used some coffee (or alcohol) to get us really into gear. But still, we always have a great time talking about just about anything that pops into our minds. Episode #49 “Remembering the First Time“ podcast of Cast of Dads is no different. We ran the gamut of topics, starting with March Madness, spinning through some conferences that some of us attended, robotics, Big Wheels, professional gamblers and what is the best …

Guest on Intel’s Digital Nibbles Podcast – Talking about Consumer Clouds

In Audio, Cloud, Consumer Electronics, Family, Gadgets, General, Intel, Opinion, Parenting, PodCast, Safety, Security, Social Media, Social Networking by Michael SheehanLeave a Comment

Recently, I was invited to be a guest on a podcast (sponsored by Intel) called Digital Nibbles and the topic was Consumer Clouds. Digital Nibbles is a podcast that discusses data centers, cloud computing and other topics around big data, DevOps, mobile and IT in the enterprise. As an interesting twist to the traditional corporate subject matter, we turned to consumer clouds, what they are, what they aren’t and how many of us are using them. We also dove into the dangers of many cloud-based services from the standpoint of a parent. Digital Nibbles is co-hosted by Allyson Klein and …

We’re Baaaack! And Better Than Ever! “Movies, Meatloaf & Memes” – Cast of Dads Podcast #48

In Audio, Cast of Dads, Family, General, Humor, iPhone, Opinion, Parenting, PodCast by Michael SheehanLeave a Comment

So, the digital dogs ate the last podcast that we did. Really! Those cyber-gremlins got the better of us. This time, however, we leashed those dogs and we captures all 5 of us in our crazy glory in Episode 48 of the Cast of Dads, “Movies, Meatloaf & Memes”! But yes, we have really had a hard time getting together, just for a phone call. In this episode though, we started up right where we left off, it seems, and it was really hard to stop at 30 minutes. We definitely had a lot to say in this show with …

BCS Bowl, Super Bowl, and a Deuce NOT in a Bowl – Cast of Dads Podcast #47 “Deuce in the Dryer”

In Audio, Cast of Dads, Family, General, Humor, Opinion, Parenting, PodCast by Michael Sheehan1 Comment

We almost dropped the deuce laughing during some of DaddyBrad’s stories in this episode of Cast of Dads called “Deuce in the Dryer“. It seems like we hit a low about mid podcast, revived ourselves a bit and then ended up back with our minds in the toilet, sort off, at the end of the podcast. But we covered a lot more in this 47th episode. Some interesting types of foods were discussed (with Jeff’s son coming up with a yummy sounding creation for Thanksgiving), but I’m not sure how I feel about a “Krispy Kreme burger”…just the sound of …

Getting Scruffy for Movember – “Real Men Will Grow a Mo” – Cast of Dads Podcast #46

In Audio, Cast of Dads, Family, General, Humor, Opinion, Parenting, PodCast by Michael Sheehan1 Comment

We are halfway through November, I mean “Movember,” and I’ve got this itchy feeling on my face, as do a few of the other dads on Cast of Dads. Why? Because we are donating our liplines and faces to the Movember effort. You can see my post about it here. While I definitely am not quite sporting the crazy mustaches that Brad or Max are doing (and I don’t have the social influence that CC has), I certainly don’t look like my normal self. My dad actually likes it, despite in the past wanting to pay me to shave off …