Real Stuff My Dad Says 70: “Culture’s Ever-Changing Standards”

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[display_podcast] Between my baseball teams, my brother’s teams, and my dad’s softball teams, my family spent countless hours around the baseball diamond as I grew up. After all those innings, my dad instilled in me an undying love for the game. I even love the most ridiculous minutiae of baseball such as situational defenses, pitch selections, rarely instituted rules and even field dimensions. For instance, on any regulation field (Little League withstanding), exactly 90 feet spans from one ba … [Read more...]

Parent Like You Mean It 7: Homeschooling – It Ain’t For Everyone, But It’s Perfect For Us

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[display_podcast] No matter if your bend is secular or religious, our responsibility as parents is to grow and develop our kids’ character. Now, someone is going to do this – do YOU want to have the governing voice or influence on who that someone is, or do you wan tot leave that decision to someone else? (the kids in the neighborhood, the teachers they’re assigned by the school district, even their Sunday school teachers?) THAT is largely why my wife and I homeschool. Now, don’t get me wrong … [Read more...]

Real Stuff My Dad Says 67: Has Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream Come True?

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[display_podcast] According to my dad, he’s really not that smart. In all actuality, truth is smart. So, when we acknowledge truth, then we understand a true, smart idea. Therefore, some of these ideas of dad’s that we have discussed in the past are not smart because they came from Dad’s noggin, but it’s the truth within the idea that makes them smart! All this to say, I think my dad’s pretty smart. Now, as we sat down to record this week’s podcast, it was the Tuesday after Martin Luther King … [Read more...]

The Big Picture Podcast: The Math Still Doesn’t Add Up

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[display_podcast] Welcome to the Big Picture Podcast. I’m Joel Fieri and this podcast seeks to begin and hopefully sustain a conversation about current trends, ideas and issues in the Church and greater society. School has started up again; and as parents do when school starts up, my wife and I recently attended an open house at our daughter’s school. We met the teachers, saw her class work, talked to other parents. So far, so good. Afterwards, there was an “informational meeting” in the gym … [Read more...]

The Big Picture Podcast: Helicopter Parenting

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[display_podcast] Welcome to the Big Picture Podcast. I’m Joel Fieri and this podcast seeks to begin and hopefully sustain a conversation about current trends, ideas and issues in the Church and greater society. It’s been a while since we’ve heard from our not-so-groovy friend the Late ‘Boomer as he lets us in on how he’s doing in his efforts to clean up the societal mess that is the legacy of his generation, the Baby Boomers. On a previous visit from the ‘Boomer, we discussed an article from … [Read more...]

Real Stuff My Dad Says 60: Don’t Believe Your Bad Press

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[display_podcast] In studio with me, once again, sitting in for my dad is Executive Producer of the e2 media network, Joel Fieri with Real Stuff My Boss Says. Now, as a news junkie and video professional, I LOVE Media! When I started my career, I set out to be an investigative sports broadcast journalist, and a daily dose of watching ESPN and CNN was as regular to my day as breakfast cereal and coffee, and I’ve watched more hours of television and movies than any sane person would recommend. Th … [Read more...]


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