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

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

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

In Audio, Auto, Consumer Electronics, Family, General, Hardware, Opinion, Review, Video by Michael Sheehan2 Comments

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

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

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

In Audio, Cast of Dads, Family, Gadgets, General, Giveaway, Hardware, Humor, Intel, Opinion, Parenting, PodCast, Tablet by Michael SheehanLeave a Comment

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

In Audio, Auto, Cast of Dads, Consumer Electronics, Event, Family, Ford, Gadgets, General, Hardware, Opinion, Parenting, PodCast, Sony, Video by Michael SheehanLeave a Comment

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

In Audio, Cast of Dads, Family, Ford, General, Giveaway, Hardware, Humor, Intel, iPod, Opinion, Parenting, PodCast, Sony by Michael SheehanLeave a Comment

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

In Audio, Cast of Dads, Event, General, Giveaway, Humor, Opinion, PodCast, Video by Michael SheehanLeave a Comment

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

In Apple, Application, Audio, Cast of Dads, Consumer Electronics, Family, General, Giveaway, iPad, Opinion, Parenting, PodCast by Michael SheehanLeave a Comment

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

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

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

In Audio, Cast of Dads, CES, Consumer Electronics, Event, Family, Gadgets, General, Hardware, Intel, Mobile, Opinion, Parenting, PodCast, Tablet, Video by Michael SheehanLeave a Comment

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 …

View Post

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 Tip by 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.

No Longer a “CES virgin” – Thoughts After 2 Days at CES 2011: Tablets, TVs & Other Tech

In Audio, Auto, Cellular, CES, Consumer Electronics, Gadgets, General, Hardware, Intel, iPad, iPhone, Mobile, Review, Sony, Tablet, Video by Michael Sheehan4 Comments

In many ways, 2 days at CES 2011 (International Consumer Electronics Show) is not enough time to really absorb the show. I was only able to essentially pay only a few vendors any quality time, others were quick, short visits, and others were just walk throughs getting from one place to another. On the other hand, 2 days is completely exhausting. I found myself really enjoying returning to the peace and quiet of my hotel room and not be part of the human pinball game as I fought for position to view a tiny electronic gadget. But this was my …

Happy New Years from Cast of Dads Podcast #38 – “Metal Donkeys & Pooping Penguins”

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

This is actually our second New Years show with the Cast of Dads. Last year, we were just starting out with the podcast…this year, we are on a roll and definitely looking forward to a successful 2011. We wanted to wish all of our followers and listeners a Happy and Prosperous New Years! As usual, we got a little wacky on this show titled “Metal Donkeys & Pooping Penguins” so be sure to listen to find out how this episode got its name! Note: we are always looking for sponsors! If you would like to sponsor an individual episode or …

The Cast of Dads Podcast is now a Feisty 1 Year Old!

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

Episode 37 was an important show for the Cast of Dads. It represented an anniversary, or perhaps more appropriately said, a birthday. As we are all dads in the podcast, parenting is a core component of our daily lives. A year ago, the five of us gave “birth” to the podcast and almost every week or so afterwards, we got together (virtually) to record our 30 minute show. It’s been an incredibly great learning experience and a time of the week that I really look forward too. Several of us have never actually met in person, but yet we share …

Do Pop Rocks and 25 Year Olds Mix? Find out on Cast of Dads Podcast #36

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

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 …