38: Charlie Demers

Comedian, author, and Real-Life Dad Charlie Demers guests to talk about his dad feelings, and his new book co-written with George Bowering, The Dad Dialogues.

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37: Captain Hook

Hook is our favorite movie about an aging drag queen putting on one last show to regain her former glory, and Daniel Shannon is here to talk Dustin Hoffman's queerly paternal turn as the Captain himself.

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36: Hal Wilkerson

Madeleine Drake guests to talk Malcolm in the Middle's fearful, incompetent, reckless father.

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35: Dads of Mass Effect

merritt dumps the dad baggage of a whole mess of beloved characters all over the floor of the SSV Normandy and just rummages around in it like a weird space raccoon.

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33: Harry Mason

Have you seen a little girl? Jae Bearhat guests to talk about Harry Mason and the rich parental themes of the Silent Hill series.

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32: Thomas Cromwell

This week, merritt's talking about Hilary Mantel's depiction of Thomas Cromwell, architect of the English Reformation and—in Mantel's universe—a caring and devoted tragic father.

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31: Doctor Light

It's one doctor after another this week on dadfeelings as Terence Wiggins guests to talk Mega Man's human father, Thomas Light.

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30: Doctor Eggman

The Great Clement guests to talk Sonic's narcissistic nemesis and the closest thing the Sonic mythos has to a dad.

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29: Bob Ross

This week merritt takes a look at real-life TV dad Bob Ross and his encouraging approach to creativity and accomplishment.

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28: Stan Sitwell

Charlotte Shane joins merritt to gush about the one truly supportive father figure on Arrested Development.

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27: Giovanni

Brittany Jane and merritt blast off at the speed of light to discuss Pokémon's Giovanni, absent fathers, and the ongoing mystery of Ash's dad.

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26: Angel

 Chelsea G. Summers and merritt talk Angel as literal, figurative, and supernatural father.

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25: Dracula Untold

Mallory Ortberg guests to discuss the 2014 film Dracula Untold's dadly depiction of this classic horror figure.

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24: King Triton

It's better down where it's wetter—unless you have a terrible dad like King Triton from The Little Mermaid.

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23: George Christopher

merritt gets to grips with George Christopher, the demented god dadfriend of Jonathan Ames' TV series Bored to Death.

 

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22: Joe Biden

Joe Macaré guests to discuss the vice presidential fictional father figure.

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