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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 video with the RAZR. So, before recording the Cast of Dads, we put our thinking caps on, lubed up our creative juices with a beer (at least I did) and came up with what we believe to be a pretty unique way to talk about both Mother’s Day and the DROID RAZR. Kudos go out to Danny at DadLabs.com for pulling all of our multimedia content together for the following Brady Bunch-style video:

Obviously, I’m a rookie when it comes to being a Brady Bunch – “no Michael, you need to look up to to the right” – guess I didn’t get the memo, oh wait, I did!

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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 of the Cast of Dads website to enter. We put the RAZR to the test during Mother’s Day and talked all about it, as well as other Mother’s Day festivities. Alas, we couldn’t use the RAZR for shaving but heck, that could be coming someday! A true “dad’s smartphone!”


We are also calling this a special episode because not all of the Cast of Dads were present. Max was out sailing with his son – what a cool and special occasion! But we covered a lot of other really fun topics – can you say trains, home movies, graduations, getting back to nature and scuba diving? We never know what direction the podcast will go, and that’s what makes it fun!

And thanks again to Motorola for sponsoring this episode. In fact, I’m using the Wifi tethering option to write this post!

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It seems that we always manage to circle back to a common theme in our podcasts, that of drinks and festivities. But that is not all that makes up a Dad. We have insights and opinions on just about everything, and much of it actually makes a lot of sense! In Episode 36 of Cast of Dads, “Pop Rocks and Sweet 25 Year Olds“, we talk tech, booze, motorcycles, holidays and lots of other crazy stuff.


Note: we are always looking for sponsors! If you would like to sponsor an individual episode or a series of episodes, please do let us know.

Here are a few teasers to get your inquisitive minds going. Of course, you will have to listen to the podcast to get the details!

  • Does alcohol help you with your Christmas Tree?
  • Can you really follow through with “do as I say, not as I do“?
  • Do your kids hang out in dryers and eat pet food?
  • How can deer poop be so gross?
  • What tech is doing to the dads?

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As I prep for covering MacWorld Expo 2010, I decided to take a step back and truly think about Apple a bit more. It wasn’t that many years ago that people were saying their doom was inevitable. Back then, their products were less than stellar and splintered and people figured that they were on their last legs. However, through that careful working of Steve Jobs and an effective management team, Apple has come to be known as a leading, innovative technology company. When they breath, others stop breathing, when they move, others jump out of the way and when they speak, the world waits with hushed anticipation.

But recently, I’m beginning to think that their ego may be starting to get the better of them.

Let’s get this out of the way first. I have always been a “Mac Fan Boy” of sorts. I believe that their products are incredibly well designed (even down to the artistic and elegant packaging), their usability of hardware and software is unmatched and their vision, at least up until recently, has been lofty while also being on the target. If I could afford it, I would outfit my entire family with the latest and greatest Apple technology and never look back.


However, recent events have got me thinking that Apple needs to be knocked down a bit so that it can be closer to reality. Below is just a quick list of things that make me think that perhaps they are headed toward some rocky times or at least incur some follower backlash. It is my hope that someone within Apple will listen and share this article with Steve himself. While I’m not expecting a response, I do want my voice to be heard, so please share as you see fit. I personally will email a copy to Steve Jobs himself.

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Cast of Dads: Podcast #2 – “Vomiting, Vaccines, Vacations & More”

December 18, 2009

A bit delayed, heck, it is the holidays and we have all been pretty busy. But our Cast of Dads Podcast #2, which I have titled “Vomiting, Vaccines, Vacation & More” is now live! Obviously it goes beyond those three “V’s” mentioned. The Cast of Dads is a new podcast put on by 5 Daddy Bloggers. […]

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Tech News: Chrome Beta for Mac, Boxee in a D-Link Box & Verizon Droid OTA Update

December 8, 2009

I just bought a burrito just so that I could hold it to warm my hands. Yes, it’s still cold here in the Bay Area. But the Tech News is “hot” as always: Hands-on Chrome beta for Mac “Google released the first beta build of its Chrome browser for Mac and Linux earlier today, and […]

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A Week with the Verizon/Motorola DROID (By an iPhone Addict)

November 20, 2009

This past week, I decided to find out what the hype was all about regarding the Droid. Launched just a few weeks ago, the Droid has been positioned as a potential iPhone-killer. Being an avid iPhone user (but still someone open to new, better or different devices), I wanted to truly test the Droid out […]

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