Radio Dad with Mike Austin (Show #26)- Featuring: Dr. Jay Geed on Boys Destructive Behavior, then, Tim Myers on story telling and his book “Glad To Be Dad” January 22, 2022

On this show, I talk with Dr. Jay Geed about the difference between a teen boy’s “Destructive” behavior and the seemingly inherent need to take risks.  A boy gets to a certain age and has the drive to “prove his manhood” by doing things like rock climbing, skydiving, swimming with sharks….I did that one….don’t ask…HEY, […]

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Radio Dad with Mike Austin (Show #25)- Guest= Dr. Parnell Donahue on “Having Dadly Fun In Winter” January 17, 2022

Winter can be brutal weather wise, depending on where you live.  It might be easy to kick back, try to stay warm and just wait until things warm up.  However, Winter can offer a whole new vista of activities to do with the family….lead by Dad, of course!  Dr. Parnell Donahue is a pediatrician, author, […]

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Radio Dad with Mike Austin (Show #23)- Christmas Tree Talk With John Yellico December 24, 2021

I know, I know…..It’s past Christmas right?  WRONG!  Christmas has just started!  We recorded this episode of Radio Dad on Christmas Eve.  First up on this episode is a quick blurb about building a “Challenge Network” of guys, in the new year, and what exactly that is and why it’s a good idea.  Next, my […]

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Radio Dad with Mike Austin (Show 22)- Jim Lyke (his film “Meeting Dad) December 13, 2021

Most people, especially when we’re children, look at our dad as a sort of invincible, super hero.  But, later find out that he’s got his flaws, his demons, his burdens, just like everyone else.  We still, hopefully, respect, admire and look up to our dad, but we realize he has a very human side.  Now […]

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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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