29: Bob Ross
28b: John Cena [EXCERPT]
This week merritt takes a look at real-life TV dad Bob Ross and his encouraging approach to creativity and accomplishment.
Announcement: the new One-offs and Special Projects Division
This week Mat Jones guests to talk about a very special wrestling dad. And his name is... John Cena.
28: Stan Sitwell
An announcement from owner and General Manager of Stay Mean, merritt k.
Charlotte Shane joins merritt to gush about the one truly supportive father figure on Arrested Development.
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.
25: Dracula Untold
Chelsea G. Summers and merritt talk Angel as literal, figurative, and supernatural father.
24: King Triton
Mallory Ortberg guests to discuss the 2014 film Dracula Untold's dadly depiction of this classic horror figure.
23: George Christopher
It's better down where it's wetter—unless you have a terrible dad like King Triton from The Little Mermaid.
22: Joe Biden
merritt gets to grips with George Christopher, the demented god dadfriend of Jonathan Ames' TV series Bored to Death.
21: Dads of Gaming
Joe Macaré guests to discuss the vice presidential fictional father figure.
20: Professor Utonium
Simone de Rochefort joins merritt for a tasting menu of the finest dads modern videogames can provide.
19b: Ron Swanson [EXCERPT]
It's time to talk about Professor Utonium, bumbling but ultimately beneficent dad of the Powerpuff Girls.
19: Joseph Joestar
It's time to talk Very Good Dads as Red Durkin guests to cover the patriarch of Parks & Rec, Ron Swanson.
18: Nathan Wallace
This week we're exploring the intergenerational dad epic of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, with a focus on Joseph Joestar.
17: Jake the Dog
Suffer with us through REPO! The Genetic Opera, a film in which Anthony Stewart Head plays a scary murder dad named Nathan Wallace
16b: Hank Hill [EXCERPT]
Guest Alex Roberts joins merritt to consider the very good dad Jake the Dog alongside the myriad bad dads of Adventure Time.
16: Frasier Crane
A discussion of King of the Hill's titular character Hank leads guest Colin Spacetwinks and merritt into a consideration of structure versus agency, intergenerational trauma, and stoic masculinity.
15: Jack Donaghy
Whitney Reynolds guests to chat about Frasier Crane, the 8-ball with a Harvard degree and a genuine Bad Dad.
14: Alan Grant
merritt and guest Eve Peyser conduct a comparative dadnalysis of 30 Rock's Jack Donaghy and his contemporaries.
This week we’re digging deep and dodging dinos to talk about Alan Grant, reluctant father figure of Jurassic Park.