Episode 4 – ‘Preparing For Splashdown’ – OUT NOW!

Lads, lads, lads – we’re here for YOU!

No, really.

Two Dud Dads is our ‘How To Be Dad’ podcast, designed to make us better fathers in the long run.

If we had to sum it up in just a few words, it helps make you a little less Lad and a bit more Dad. (But who cares, Dad Bods are in, right).

That journey from Lad to Dad may be shorter for others than us though, highlighted by an episode which focuses on everything you should be doing in the latter stages of pregnancy to prepare for that little bundle of love’s impending arrival – an episode we’ve named ‘Preparing For Splashdown’.

In it we weigh up ante-natal classes, including a special type of those our Doula Becks used to run back in Oz.

It is singularly, the most Australian thing I’ve ever heard. A class called ‘Beer And Birthing’.

Broadly speaking, it was made up of a room full of partners, who were there to learn about the act of childbirth, the wonder and majesty of welcoming another living being into the world, courtesy of the vessel that is your life-partner, and the meetings started with Becks explaining, ‘OK guys, chances are, you’re going to see her sh*t. Have a beer while you get your heads round that and then I’ll fill you in on the other stuff’

That’s pretty much how I remember the telling of the story anyway, but find out in full by checking out the show. Perfect way to spend a tea break.

Also this week, our Dude Dads tackle the subject of bullying, and because we’re at the point in the pregnancy where Mum really should be putting her feet up (and Dad’s muttering under his breath like a cartoon character because he’s now the permanent designated driver and can’t have a pint until post splashdown)…..

……we’ve unveiled our Two Dud Dads Season One Playlist, full of songs written by some of the biggest stars to their little ones, or about the impact their kids have made upon them. Some beautiful songs to relax to in there, in these remaining few moments you can.

Typically, it wouldn’t be a Two Dud Dads playlist if it didn’t run perilously close to ballsing up the entire intention of the thing in the first place by playing fast and loose with Track 1, our delusional, conceited tribute to Dad’s input in this pregnancy journey, right at the outset. Bear in mind, you’re dealing with an immaturity level you may previously have only encountered in our trailers.

Our Season One Playlist is down at the bottom of the page if you fancy checking it out.

You can also catch up with the show so far, we’re only 4 episodes in.

Pick your favourite podcast player here.

Or listen on our player below.

Here’s where you’ll find everything on Episode 4.

Boogie and John Mellis – Introduction 0 – 1.43
Josh Mellis – 1.44 – 1.47
Becks Armstrong – ‘Are Ante Natal Classes worthwhile? Beer And Birthing’ – 1.48 – 10.13
Gracie Mellis – 10.14 – 10.17
Garry Spence and Grant Stott – The Dude Dads, Da’Lemma 3, Pete in Glasgow – 10.18 – 17.30
Emilia Bouglas – 17.30 – 17.39
Boogie and John Mellis – On next week’s show…. 17.40 – 18.30

Here’s where you can find us:

On twitter
On facebook
On instagram

And here’s The Two Dud Dads Season One Playlist

Episode 5 is VERY different. More details and a sneak preview later this week.

Thanks for listening, reading and getting involved.

Two Dud Dads x

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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