The Catholic Dad Show

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

37 episodes of The Catholic Dad Show since the first episode, which aired on October 26th, 2021.

  • The Competitive Conundrum

    February 2nd, 2023  |  31 mins 34 secs
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    Matt and Chris discuss how to foster your children's talents through life and faith. Children will have a wide range of interests with school, church, sports and other activities. The conundrum lies in the moments where you have to prioritize & make a choice between faith obligations and other things going on simultaneously.

  • Getting Spiritually Unified

    January 19th, 2023  |  32 mins 25 secs
    catholic, catholic dad, dad, dad podcast, father, fatherhood, fatherhood podcast, marriage, spirituality

    In this episode, Matt and Chris explore the many opportunities that exist within relationship, specifically marriage, to work together as spouses and grow together in faith. They discuss how these activities are actually a way to stay spiritually connected to each other and on the same page with the other's faith journey.

  • Dad on an Empty Tank

    January 5th, 2023  |  27 mins 21 secs
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  • 3 Books You Should Be Reading to Your Kids

    December 8th, 2022  |  29 mins 54 secs
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    Chris & Matt are joined by Matt Meeks to discuss the 3 books you absolutely need to be reading to your kids!

  • 5 Gifts dads can give their kids for Christmas that don’t cost a dime

    November 24th, 2022  |  27 mins 48 secs
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    Chris and Matt have some fun (and one potentially dangerous) gift you can give your kids for Christmas this year! And the best part is...it won't cost you a dime! This way your kids AND you can enjoy Christmas morning :)

  • The Catholic Dad Handbook w/J.P. Quinn

    November 10th, 2022  |  30 mins 23 secs
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    Rocket scientist and friend of the show J.P. Quinn returns to the show to share some things he's learned as a young father. He has two kids under 3 and came in to parenting with all these lofty ideas and was hit with reality like all of us parents are. He, Chris and Matt discuss how they have adapted their parenting over the years and learned how to be a parent to each of their kids particularly.

  • Allowing Failure

    October 27th, 2022  |  32 mins 6 secs
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    We all want our children to succeed. So should we let them fail? How do we find the balance between protecting them and allowing them to grow from failure? Matt and Chris have the answers.

  • Wives Spirituality

    October 13th, 2022  |  28 mins 34 secs
    catholic, catholic dad, couples, dad, dad podcast, father, fatherhood, fatherhood podcast, marriage, spouse

    In this episode, Chris and Matt discuss the role that husbands play in their wives faith formation. They provide critical advice on how to approach the subject of faith within a marriage and how both spouses can work together to ensure they are walking together with Christ.

  • Virtues & Vices | Anger

    September 29th, 2022  |  32 mins 16 secs
    anger, anger issues, anger management, catholic, catholic dad, dad, dad podcast, father, fatherhood, fatherhood podcast, parenting

    Chris & Matt kick off their virtues and vices series with a conversation about dealing with anger as a parent. Let's be honest, we've all gotten angry with our kids. How do we handle that? What are some of the tips and tricks to aid us? Chris and Matt have the answers :)

  • Milestone to Manhood Part 2 w/Stephen & David Arms

    September 15th, 2022  |  36 mins 12 secs
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    This week they are rejoined by Stephen Arms and welcome his dad and co-author to the show, David. They dive further into the topic and David gets to shed his light as the father who led Stephen through his own rite of passage.

  • Milestone to Manhood w/Steven Arms

    September 1st, 2022  |  35 mins 59 secs
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    Matt and Chris kick off a new series on the rites of passage that make a man. Today they are joined by Steven Arms, the author of "Milestone to Manhood."

  • Doug on Tap | Pro-Life Dad

    August 18th, 2022  |  23 mins
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    In the final episode of The Catholic Dad Show's "Doug on Tap" series, Chris and Doug Johnson cover the story of his life with Abby Johnson and how his wife went from Planned Parenthood director to pro-life activist, as well as the importance of Catholic fatherhood in the pro-life movement.

  • Doug Johnson on Tap | Intimacy in Marriage

    August 4th, 2022  |  31 mins 50 secs
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    Chris Bartlett & Doug Johnson continue their series on fatherhood with a discussion about intimacy in marriage. They discuss how to grow in intimacy with your spouse physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally.

  • Doug Johnson on Tap | Sober Dad

    July 21st, 2022  |  37 mins 6 secs
    abby johnson, alcoholism, catholic, catholic dad, dad, dad podcast, doug johnson, father, fatherhood, fatherhood podcast, sobriety

    Chris is joined by Doug Johnson who shares about his journey through alcohol addiction into sobriety. He talks about how his addiction started, how he and his wife Abby navigated it and ultimately what made him stop.

  • Doug Johnson on Tap | Stay at Home Dad

    July 7th, 2022  |  35 mins 54 secs
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    Doug Johnson joins Chris Bartlett for a 4 part series on the lessons he has learned from Catholic fatherhood, being married to Abby Johnson and being a stay at home dad.

  • Catholic Dads Respond to Lightyear | Part 2 | We've Seen It!

    June 23rd, 2022  |  35 mins 36 secs
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    Chris & Matt follow up on their last conversation about the new movie "Lightyear." They've both seen it and have differing opinions on whether it's ok for kids to see it and how to approach the conversation around it.