Radio Dad with Mike Austin (Show # 21)- Pride In The Family Name (guest Tim Meinholz) November 24, 2021

Your family name is something to be honored and respected.  A healthy reverence for the family name is a wonderful thing to instill in our kids, from an early age.  “This is who we are”….”This is where we come from”….and “This is how our family behaves”.  Dads can [play the key role in telling those […]

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Radio Dad with Mike Austin (Show #20)- Hand Made Candy (The Old School Way) and “The Men-aissance” October 30, 2021

We take another Radio Dad Road Trip, this time to just outside of Louisville, Kentucky and an old, family owned candy company, SCHIMPFF’S CANDIES!  Warren Schimpff is several generations down the line in this family business.  They make candy by hand, in the original building!  YUM! Next, I bring you some of Colin Powell’s “Rules of Leadership”…great […]

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Radio Dad with Mike Austin (Show # 19)- Guest- Jes’us Garcia (Manners & Etiquette) October 30, 2021

In this show I chat with an old friend and one dapper dude, Jes’us Angel Miguel Garcia!  Jes’us is the head of the Spanish Institute in Canada and also an etiquette and manners expert.  He consults diplomats on how to act in certain situations and he also does interpreting, teaches Spanish and Latin, and I have NEVER […]

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Radio Dad with Mike Austin- Show # 18 (Guest: Tim Meinholz)- Distractions & Chores October 9, 2021

We can be so busy with work, school, to-do-lists….TV/video games/social media, that we can become distracted and not available for our kids.  In this episode, I’m joined by my friend, Tim Meinholz.  Tim is a dad, public school teacher, hobby farmer and owns a lawn business…whew!  We talk about being so busy and “distracted”, that we can […]

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Radio Dad with Mike Austin- Show #17 (Our RV Road Extravaganza) October 2, 2021

We did it!  We rented a 30 ft RV and drove over 3,700 miles!  We traveled over plains, mountains, desert and hills.  We saw Mt. Rushmore, The Lincoln Museum, Santa Fe, NM (the Original Santa Fe Trail), The Old “Route 66” and even an Monastery in the mountains! On this show, first I talk with […]

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Radio Dad with Mike Austin (Show # 16)- Oval Office Oddities & Camping/Road Trips September 4, 2021

I have a potpourri for you this episode.  First, Author, Bill Fawcett on his book “Oval Office Oddities” and our various Presidents as Dads.  Next, we are planning an Austin family “Radio Dad Road Trip”….3,000 miles in an RV!!!  So, I talk with Bonnie Hall who has a short little story about her mom’s fear and how her […]

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Radio Dad with Mike Austin- (Show # 15)- Frank Tiessen, President of Carrera Revell of America (Slot Cars/Model Building) August 29, 2021

I’ve been thinking about hobbies that Dads can do along with their kids.  Hiking/camping comes to mind, but not everyone is cut out for the great outdoors (although we should ALL love it).  I’m talking about screenless hobbies, those things that get us away from video gaming, phones, movie night…those things that make us interact, […]

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Radio Dad with Mike Austin (Show # 14)- August 21, 2021 August 22, 2021

A couple of Radio Dad Road Trips this episode!  First I have a quick clip at a boat show with a lady who, along with her dad, take handicapped people out fishing!  It’s called “Fishing Has No Boundaries” and it was started in Wisconsin. Next, I chat with Tim Myer, story teller, song writer, poet and author […]

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Radio Dad with Mike Austin (Show #13- Chuck Haas, Champion Wrestler, Coach & Dad) August 7, 2021

What does it take to mold young boys into men?  Lot’s of coaches, mentors and teachers use the same skills that it takes to be a good DAD!  My guest is a guy I knew in High School, Chuck Haas, who went on to become a celebrated, champion in football and wrestling.  Chuck has been a […]

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Radio Dad with Mike Austin- (Show #12)- Dad Feels Useless / Older Dads and Whittling! July 31, 2021

Sometimes Dads can get the idea that they aren’t needed much.  Mom did all the “pushing”, she may be breast feeding, she has a close, physical bond with the baby.  So, what’s a Dad to do with that useless feeling?  Also, we talk with Greg Keer, from Family Man Online, about older dads and the challenges […]

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