Reno Dads Podcast Episode 26: Dad Spotlight: David Gamble Jr. and Diaz Dixon

For the past few weeks here at Reno Dads, we’ve been wrestling with some pretty big questions about how to contribute to the conversation that’s been happening in our community regarding race inequality. Generally speaking, we try to share stories that we hope will connect with families and dads, oftentimes focusing on the things that…

Reno Dads Podcast Episode 25: Corona Check In

In this episode, we get on the “Zoom Happy Hour” bandwagon. It’s no BBC sing along or surprise Hamilton appearance, but better late than never, right?! RenoDads founders Mike and David, along with long time contributors Josh and Jake, as well as newbie Steve talk about dad life in the current pandemic environment. Dave’s got…

Welcome to the Sandwich Generation!

Make me a Sandwich There was a time not too long ago that I thought to myself, with one kid in college, and the other in his junior year in high school, that I was about to launch into a whole new phase of my adult life. One of the things that I recall from…

Reno Dads Podcast Episode 24: My Worst Day as a Dad #DadFail

In this episode, we get a bit more “real” with our experiences as dads. Scott and Josh are in the studio to talk about their “not ready for Facebook” experiences — the ones that really make you question your own dad skills and whether or not you’re cut out for this whole “being a dad”…

Reno Dads Podcast Episode 23: arte italia and NeoRealismo

In this episode, we get to hear about a hidden gem here in Reno, arte italia. Hiding out in plain site on the corner of California and Flint, a few blocks away from the Nevada Museum of Art, it is arguably among the best Italian heritage foundations in the entire United States! This month (and…

Reno Dads Podcast Episode 22: Reno 1868 FC Assistant Coach Chris Malenab

Editor’s note: This story deals with the subjects of depression and suicide. If you, or anyone you know, is experiencing suicidal thoughts, you can contact the National Suicide Hotline by phone (1-800-273-8255) or text (send HOME to 741741). In this episode, Jake Wiskerchen and host Jonathan have a conversation with Chris Malenab, an assistant coach…

Reno Dads Podcast Episode 21: Traveling with Kids

In this episode, Jake Wiskerchen and David Bradfield recap some of their advice in how to travel with kids, inspired by Jake’s latest article, Tips for Traveling with Kids. And from the archive, David’s article with travel tips from a former CIA officer. Shout out and special mention of the “Mile-High Blowout” article from Scott,…

Reno Dads Podcast Episode 20: Dairy Farmer Daniel Perazzo

In this episode, the Reno Dads podcast sat down with dairy farmer Daniel Perazzo of the Perazzo Brothers Dairy Farm (Fallon, Nevada). We’re always looking for interesting people in our community to chat with, and the Nevada Dairymen suggested we sit down with Daniel to learn more about family farming. We talk about life on…

Dad for Sale!

I’m always up for a challenge — run a relay race around Tahoe? ✅! Swim a relay race across Tahoe? Double ✅! I’ve mentioned here (and on the podcast) how challenging being a single dad can be here in Reno, so I’m putting myself on the block for auction. Having exhausted all the usual ways…

Reno Dads Podcast Episode 19: Reno Moms & Dads – Get Involved!

In this episode, the Reno Dads podcast invited long-time Reno Moms Blog contributor, Jessica Santina, into the studio to chat about how moms and dads can get more involved with their kids’ activities, and the organizations that support them. It’s a complicated issue that has no single root cause, and definitely no simple solution. Jessica…

Reno Dads Podcast Episode 18: REMSA’s Adam Heinz

In this episode, the Reno Dads podcast chatted with Adam Heinz, the Director of Clinical Communications for REMSA. Adam is also the proud dad of two young children, and we were lucky to catch him in the studio on his son’s 2nd birthday! REMSA is an important part of the public health system here in…

Reno Dads Podcast Episode 17: Washoe County Sheriff Darin Balaam

In this episode, the Reno Dads podcast welcomed Washoe County Sheriff and dad Darin Balaam. Sheriff Balaam is a dad — four kids ranging in age from 10 to 24, including teenaged twins, so he knows a thing or two about fatherhood. He’s also been in law enforcement for over 20 years, and his experience…