Two Dud Dads – Episode 1 – OUT MONDAY

This podcast has been a long time coming – well, for us anyway.

In fact, from the initial glint in the eye, suggesting against all popular medical research there may actually be some brain activity to measure in Boogie and John, it’s probably taken about the length of a standard pregnancy to get here.

So, what exactly is the Two Dud Dads podcast?

It’s a ‘How To Be Dad’ show.

Thanks for reading, see you next ti….

Boogie and John first met years ago in Aberdeen, working for the same employer, Northsound Radio.

John hosted the breakfast show on Northsound 1, while Boogie presented the same slot on Northsound 2.

They quickly became mates for life, and have long since wanted to present a show of some kind together, but the opportunity has never arisen.

For most, the fact no media conglomerate had seen fit to ensure this partnership had formed on air at some point in the last thirty years would be enough to deter them from attempting to do it themselves, but not our daring duo.

Unfettered, and with only a career lifetime of low expectation drummed into their respective audiences to protect them, Boogie And Mellis Shows was formed.

Two Dud Dads is its first (and most likely, ONLY) production.

Its aim, as mentioned previously, is to help make better fathers with the help of some experts.

We intend to go through the seasons and life chronologically, so Season 1 follows the various stages of pregnancy and what that entails, especially from a Dad’s point of view.

Guiding us through that is women’s health expert and doula, Becks Armstrong.

We’re also joined by some expert fathers, Grant Stott and Garry Spence.

Grant is Dad to Sam (23) and Lori (19), Garry has twins Hollie and Rachel (8) as well as son Charlie (3)

Through their wealth of experience, we’ve named these experts – The Dude Dads.

Also, Garry was the only one with a national newspaper column who could give us this exposure.

Each week, they can help other Dads (maybe you) struggling with a fatherhood issue, by dispensing Dadvice for those Da’lemmas.

To enlist their help, simply get in touch.

Oh, and we can’t forget ‘Silent Andrew.’ Every show, whether on the radio or part of the podcast world has its own Silent Andrew, but none of the others is as great as ours. Rarely seen and never heard Silent Andrew is the brain and beating heart of the entire operation that is Two Dud Dads. He takes the stuff we make, performs some kind of satanic or voodoo ritual on it and somehow recovers the material to a position of vaguely passable for censors and listeners alike. He chops, cuts, mixes, blends and produces. Most of all he presses the button on the bleep machine better than anyone else in the industry. In truth, he’s not actually silent, but has learnt over the course of three decades that an eye roll, face palm, or pitying sigh at the right moment are far more powerful than any of his vocabulary. Without Silent Andrew we simply wouldn’t be here. Also, we don’t pay him nearly enough, hence the reason he’s got a bigger introduction paragraph than anyone who actually features on the show.



And that’s it, well, along with….

There, you’ve met the family.

Just a few more days to wait until Episode 1.

Just one more thing to go wrong in 2020.

Two Dud Dads, due date 12/10/20.

And while you wait, how about checking out our secret Episode Zero.

Two Dud Dads – Episode Seven – We've Had A Baby! What Do We Do Now?! Two Dud Dads

Boogie and John Mellis are two Scottish radio DJs who've been pals since dinosaurs roamed the earth. Until now they've never actually worked with each other, and this project probably means they never will again(!), but, it remains a labour of love borne through Lockdown Fever. In this podcast they aim to become better Dads and take you on that journey too with help from our expert fathers, Garry Spence and Grant Stott, our Dude Dads, and women's health expert Becks Armstrong, who's going to help us through all the stages of pregnancy we need to know about as Dads. (Because we know what you did during Lockdown)Boogie and John Mellis – Introduction 0 – 0.43Emilia Bouglas – 0.43 – 0.52Becks Armstrong – What to do immediately after the birth, the days ahead AND how Dad can help. – 0.53 – 15.02Josh Mellis – 15.03 – 15.06Gracie Mellis – 15.06 – 15.08Garry Spence and Grant Stott – 15.08 – 22.57If you want to find a doula in the UK, this is the body Becks is a member of. Here's one recommended for Dads of all stages, and Mums too!Oh, Mum, and this one. And here's where you can find us: On twitterOn facebook On instagramAnd on our own page at Catch up on all our episodes here.And here's The Two Dud Dads Season One Playlist
  1. Two Dud Dads – Episode Seven – We've Had A Baby! What Do We Do Now?!
  2. Two Dud Dads – Episode Six – Splashdown
  3. Two Dud Dads – Episode Five – When Things Go Wrong In A Pregnancy
  4. Two Dud Dads – Episode Four – Preparing For Splashdown
  5. Two Dud Dads – Episode Three – Cravings And Mood Swings

Published by John Mellis

I've been on the radio for almost 30 years (not continuously!) and am a media bloke entrenched in one of the loveliest parts of the world. I present radio shows for Global on Smooth Radio, run an audio media company - Mellis Media - and I also work for Aberdeen Football Club and write for a number of local media outlets. But that's work. My life and passions revolve around my wife, Lynne, and our kids, Joshua and Gracie. I’m a dog father to Ernie.

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