The Dad Bros take a look at the surge in popularity of at-home DNA testing kits, how valuable your genetic information really is, data collection and why it might not be a great idea to get your genes tested in the first place.
Only a week in and Josh has had enough with holiday parties. The Dad Bros talk a little sous vide cooking. Jon attends a tree lighting ceremony by Beer Man Mark’s brewery. Josh gets his black belt. The boys talk about how Target is targeting men.
After the break, Josh and Jon get into the boom in BitCoin and how they should have bought it years ago when it seemed over valued at $15 a coin. Even with the rapid increase in price, Josh still doesn’t have confidence in the cryptocurrency going forward and Jon tries to speculate as to which alternative coin might be the next big thing.
Drink of the Show: Austin Amber from Independence Brewing
Since the Harvey Weinstein snowball started rolling down the hill, it’s been stunning to watch just how many people have been caught up in it. From Louis CK to Al Franken, and now Matt Lauer & Garrison Keillor, every morning seems to greet with a new story about some powerful man being a creep. The Dad Bros spend some time talking about the seemingly never ending sexual harassment accusations coming out, what should or shouldn’t count and how it all may impact male/female interactions going forward.
Black Friday & Cyber Monday have bled together into a weeks long event that drains the Dad Bros’ wallets and make it difficult for anyone get them gifts. Josh and Jon give kudos to Jeff Bezos and question the genius of Elon Musk. Before the break, Josh passes along the magical words “I understand, I’m sorry,” that he picked up from Gavin McInnes.
Josh notices the music playing in the grocery store and suddenly feels old. The Dad Bros then share Thanksgiving wrap ups and dinner party ideas. Jon goes to an escape room and has sushi with Winks.
Drink of the Show: Leadslingers Bourbon Whisky
Just a very short show to say “Thank You” to the awesome listeners of the show.
Jon takes the portable studio to Josh’s house and is caught by surprise when a traffic circle pops up out of nowhere. Josh has a miscommunication issues with a Home Depot employee.
If you aren’t up for cooking for the holiday, Jon has a list of restaurants open on Thanksgiving. The Dad Bros also talk about wines for Thanksgiving, caring for class pets, contradictory advice to kids, kids and Jon takes a little guff.
Taco Bell headquarters has an appealing Thanksgiving menu.
Jon’s daughter gets into trouble at school and says snitches get stitches.
Drink of the Show: Founders Backwoods Bastard
Thanksgiving is a week away and much of the stress of the holiday (or any holiday) is a lack of preparation. The Dad Bros want to help out by sharing some Thanksgiving tips that could make the gathering much more enjoyable and a lot less aggravating.
Josh listens to more pop music than he’s used to and notices something off putting about Carrie Underwood’s song “Before He Cheats”.
Josh’s son gets into an argument with his teacher over the fable of The Lion and The Mouse.
Samuel Adams releases it’s barley wine, Utopia that sells for $200 a bottle. The Dad Bros don’t have thatkind of money to throw around so they check out someone else’s review of the product.
Josh and Jon delve into the world of beatboxing as the story of an unfocused teen turned Asian beatboxing champion is spun as a story of a father’s support of his son’s passions.
The boys get weirded out at the news of Germany opening a brothel staffed with just “sex dolls”.
Drink of the Show: Michter’s Kentucky Straight Rye
Thanks to his wife, Josh is able to get his hands on an iPhone X on launch day and gives his thoughts on the first few days of using it. Jon gets a feel for the new phone as XMetrix taunts the boys for being Apple Sheep in the chat room.
The Dad Bros find a new park to take the kids to. Josh want’s to know what happened to McDonald’s customer service when Happy Meal orders don’t go right, and Jon has his own gripes about the direction of YouTube.
The Dad Bros find a new Snickers flavored beer to add the the list of “want to try”. Josh makes up a job that he wants to convince people exist and the boys talk about a woman that left her kids alone with a gun for 11 days so she could vacation in Germany.
Drink of the Show: Hoppy Pilsner