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

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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”

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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

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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 …

Getting Saucy on Cast of Dads Episode #45 “Dads CAN Cook Even When Sauced”

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We had quite a few topics stewing to be discussed on Cast of Dads Episode #45 “Dads CAN Cook Even When Sauced“. For starters, we had a conversation about a social media campaign that tried to use modern day social media tactics but using a very old and outdated stereotype, that of Dads not being able to cook and having to rely on bottled alternatives. The funny thing is, we actually DO use bottled alternatives when cooking, just that they tend to be alcohol-based and we drink them while we cook from scratch! I made it a point to be …

“Mother Nature is in a Bad Mood” – Cast of Dads Episode #44

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Ok, school has started for most of us and I realize that we have some homework to do. That is, the Cast of Dads do since we seem to be sputtering along trying to get back into a regular recording groove. “The dog ate my homework” isn’t going to work for us. Maybe, “we just had an earthquake” or “we are preparing for a hurricane” does work though. In Episode 44 of the Cast of Dads, “Mother Nature is in a Bad Mood,” we talked about how when Mother Nature decides to get upset, we all suffer. I think that …

“ESV” Really Stands for “Entertainment System Vehicle” – 2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV Platinum Edition

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There seems to be some confusion about what the ESV means in the name Cadillac Escalade ESV. Some people on the Cadillac forums have said “Escalade Stretch Vehicle” or “Extended Service Vehicle.” I actually think that it means “Entertainment System Vehicle” or at least that is what I would call the 2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV Platinum Edition. My family and I spent a week up at Lake Tahoe using the Escalade and I must say that we have never had a quieter drive up and back. That is quite a blessing for any parents who have gone out on road …

“Gamecocks to Bull Horns”- 4th Of July Cast of Dads Podcast #43

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Happy 4th of July holiday weekend! Hopefully nobody is actually reading or listening to this podcast during the 3-day weekend and they are out enjoying friends and family. But in case you do take a glance at your computer or listen to the podcast, I wanted to wish you a stellar Independence Day. Let’s also be sure to remember those who fought for our independence in our country, but also those who are fighting for independence around the world. The Cast of Dads were able to get together this week to talk about what we did for Father’s Day as …

Teenage Humor & a Father’s Day Contest – “Weiner, Junk & Tools” – Cast of Dads Podcast #42

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It’s alive! Yes, that’s right, after a bit of a hiatus, the Cast of Dads are back with another action-packed…er…humor packed…uh…informative podcast appropriately titled “Weiner, Junk & Tools“. Being a dad is a busy enough “project” in itself, but then coupling our other “jobs” into the mix and finding time to get the 5 dads together is something that warrants a medal or something. But honestly, we love doing this podcast, and we just had to do one before Father’s Day, especially since we have a really cool Giveaway going on over the next few days! Yes, the giveaway, courtesy …

Sony, Ford and NYC Auto Show Videos from the Cast of Dads Roadtrip

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A few weeks ago, Ford and Sony invited the Cast of Dads on a really cool experience – a road trip from Boston driving a 2011 Ford Explorer down to New York International Auto Show. Unfortunately both Max and I were not able to attend, but Jeff, CC and Brad produced a ton of content from the excursion. I posted an article & video that they recorded “on the road” from the Ford Explorer…and the content continues to roll in. This article recaps some of the other video content captured by the Dads on the trip. For starters, Jeff, Brad …

Dads are Ready for Summer! Road Trips, Teen Celebrities, Music Madness, Spring Sports & More – Cast of Dads Podcast #41

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The Dads are definitely getting back into the swing of things, finally able to get together to talk about the latest and greatest things happening to us and our families. Obviously, our opinions and advice fly like t-balls in the Spring but you have to listen to the Cast of Dads podcast #41 “Summer is Almost Upon Us” for all of our sagely advice. I just got back from a road trip down to LA (which I will write a bit more about the actual transportation later) where the highlight was not only visiting Disneyland, but also getting to visit …

Two Beers, a Coffee, and 3/5’s of the Cast of Dads at SXSW – Video Podcast

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Unfortunately, I couldn’t make it out Austin, TX…some day, I do hope to partake in the madness that is South-by-SouthWest (SXSW). Heck, I only this year made it to CES for the first time! But 2/5ths of the Cast of Dads, C.C. Chapman and Jeff Sass, did make it out to SXSW, and joined Brad Powell right in Brad’s Texas “backyard.” Also, we will be launching our first ever Cast of Dads giveaway, sponsored by Intel. Be sure to listen to upcoming podcasts to learn how you could win a Dell Inspiron Duo! Note: we are always looking for sponsors! …

Woah! “Tiger Blood, Puke & Other Body Fluids” – Cast of Dads Podcast #40

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Hope that our Cast of Dads podcast title grabbed you! Yeah, being a dad, we get to experience all types of fluids coming from our kids. That is just the facts of life…and you really get used to it. I’m not sure if that is a good thing or not, but it is a reality. In Episode 40 (yep, the big 4-0) called “Tiger Blood, Puke & Other Body Fluids“, we dive into all sorts of wonderful daddy parenting topics and slam on a dad who is, in my opinion, just NOT being a good role model. Also, we will …

When Can You Have “THE Talk” with Your Kids? – Cast of Dads Podcast #39

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Wow, back-to-back Cast of Dads podcast posts! I guess we are slowly getting back into our groove. Episode #39, “Having THE Talk” was focused on pretty much one thing – having “the talk” with your kids. While some of the Cast of Dads have kids still in diapers, others have graduated to the parenting of young adults, and some of us have kids that are just hitting that inquisitive age and the time when parents need to start explaining about the birds and the bees. The topic of “sex” is always a challenge for any parent to discuss with their …

Gadgets + Dads = “Dadgets” – Cast of Dads VIDEO podcast at CES 2011

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The Cast of Dads has been on a bit of a vacation recently – the reality is, we’ve all been so busy that our little “baby” (Cast of Dads) has become a bit neglected. But we promise to get back on track! To get things going again, we actually did do a video podcast at CES 2011. Unfortunately it was only a 3/5ths of the Cast of Dads as Brad Powell and Max Kalehoff were not at the show. But we did have our first guest ever and it was none other than Dave Delaney (a dad as well) of …

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No Output Audio Devices Suddenly on your Apple MacBook, MacBook Pro or MacBook Air? Try these 7 Fixes

In Apple, Audio, Fix It, General, Hardware, How To, HTD Tech Tipby Michael Sheehan843 Comments

How to fix audio issues on your Apple MacBook, MacBook Pro or MacBook Air. Several items to try to correct no audio problems.