#273 – Muskrat Babies

Week 99 and the Covid Cloud continues to hover. Politics, police … do Randy and Jason just have a problem with authority or is it something deeper, Wait, doesn’t everyone? Let’s get open minded and fix all the ills of society. Starting with getting everyone at least one boat.

#272 – Base Level Fitness

Randy and Jason give weekly updates on the #homeschooling during #Covid and someone tries to remove all expectations. Are they really loosening the #SocialDistancing restrictions and separately, why is it that kids like to wear blankets when sweatshirts exist? They beg for their kids to “JUST TRY, please!” and don’t hand off the RC Controller. Updates on the Middle School relationships, which evidently haven’t changed in at least one generation.

#271 – Ted Different Playlists

What are we doing new here in week 72 of #Covid #Quarantine? Jason is out of things to say, but Randy won’t torpedo the show! Just don’t get caught waxing nostalgic in from of Randy … the old ways aren’t better! Young intrigue from the opposite sex for the boys, what are their intentions and is the time well spent? There’s chargers and cameras and the echo is doing all the homework, are calculators allowed for this assignment?

#270 – Don’t Break Anything

Randy addresses the mic problem from 269 head-on as we peak behind the Dads Being Dads curtain. While they’re peeking at things, they look inside the computer and discuss flops. School was cancelled, can Jason stay engaged, or will he and his kids give up? They advise a writer how to get up from his desk, poorly as one of the kids is traumatized by Darth Vadar. Vadar isn’t the only one breaking things, however.

#269 – Covid Cloud

Well, social distancing is still a thing… who knew it would last more than 3 weeks … besides EVERYONE? Randy and Jason talk masks, closed roads and how Randy is ignoring everything from the schools, it just comes so late. Ok, not everything, just most things. But he helps the kids with the friendly communications, while Jason advocates for mandatory outdoor recess. What do you do about paying for pre-covid services? More and more homeschooling … the new normal.

#268 – Jumbly Words

Should we reopen? Jason has a controversial take and Randy doesn’t shoot him down immediately! You think school is boring, trying listening to Randy and Jason go on about #unschooling, #homeschooling, #badschooling during this #COVID pandemic. Jason equates toilet paper to wages and salary and threatens to fire a kid, while Randy comfortably eats delicious pancakes.

#267 – Such a Weird Vibe

More #CoronaVirus, more #SocialDistancing, pro tips galore! While home/school life settles into a routine, Randy and Jason find the woods alarmingly congested. Randy finds out if the Tell Tale Heart is just as scary in Spanish and Jason introduces his kids to the Marvel Comic Universe and evergreen classic #TheSimpsons. Don’t forget to review your entertainments choices on www.commonsensemedia.org.

#266 – My Wife’s Psyche

Randy and Jason compare isolation successes and fails, which mean Randy tells how how things are going well and Jason explains how the system is failing. Broken bones, obstinate kids and cabin fever make for a volatile mix. Does the answer to refused writing assignments lie in skipping through movies about Vegas Tycoons? #ShelterInPlace #Covid19 #DadsBeingDads

#265 – Movie Science Guy

Surprise… we talk pandemic. Hope you are all surving #Covid #SovialDistancing #ShelterInPlace and #HomeSchooling. We will give you all the protips to get you through! We’ll be back next week!

#264 – Psychosomatic Illness

Jason channels his inner Clark Gryzwald on a trip to Wally World, er the ski mountain, which causes some serious introspection. Randy gaslights his daughter into eating extra vegetables but rewards her with extra jelly beans all the way to trail number 5!

Pro Tip: Have your kid put the fresh veggies on the plate and ease into the idea of eating them!

#263 – Written in Snow

Randy and Jason get into some heavy issues, tangentially related to parenting, and not so much fun: Race and Cancer. We touch on endless background checks, taxes and phones for kids, who’s the lucky recipient? And what’s their etiquette like?

#262 – Sparkly Vampires

Randy and Jason have a length debate about appropriate books for 14 year old girls, something neither of them have any experience with at all…. yet. This somehow pivots into the worth of drivers ed. They do good with some corporate sponsored volunteering, or do they?