An Examined Life with Jeff Allen 47: The Tonight Show, The Improv & the Early Days of Chicago Comedy with Tom Dreesen Frank Sinatra’s Theology & the Downfall of America with Tom Dreesen

[display_podcast]Tom Dreesen is the main reason that I became a comedian. In Chicago, he’s known as the “Godfather of Comedy”. In addition to appearing on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson multiple times, as well as the Late Show with David Letterman – where he also guest hosted from time to time – Tom opened for Frank Sinatra for over a decade.Tom was working with Smokey Robinson at Caesar’s Palace in Lake Tahoe and Frank was performing next door at Harrah’s. So, one night, without eve … [Read more...]

I’m Waiting 12: A Fatherly Role Model & the Decision to Wait, with Ricky Garza

[display_podcast] This week, we continue our discussion with Ricky Garza. Ricky offers his insight on the extreme importance of a father’s role in the house. Study after study reveals that a dad’s role in a cohesive home is actually more important than a mother’s role, since a dad teaches a boy how to be a man and teaches his daughters how to have a relationship with a man, which transcend to healthier adulthoods for both. That being said, it’s no secret that the healthiest family structure is … [Read more...]

I’m Waiting 2: Dads Are More Important Than Moms

[display_podcast] It’s common knowledge that almost all teens don’t quite understand the emotional and relational aspects of life because they are so consumed by the physical. That’s just where they are in life. Puberty, and all the changes that it brings on, simply limits their awareness and understanding. At I’m Waiting, we try to push that wall back a little bit and show them that there are many other components to sexual activity… many that may not be healthy. One very common thread that w … [Read more...]

Real Stuff My Dad Says 76: Is His Manager Alive or Dead?

[display_podcast] Dad and I thoroughly enjoy watching movies together. One of my fondest early childhood memories was waiting in a line that was wrapped around the movie theater, anxiously waiting to see Star Wars. Flashforward nearly 40 years, and the two of us just spent an evening sitting in a giant dark room together watching The Avengers. I guess, in some ways, little has changed over the decades. But technology has. I remember in the early 80’s when Dad brought home our first VCR. It was … [Read more...]

Parent Like You Mean It 8: Nissan’s “With Dad” Compared To My Dad

[display_podcast] Hello, and welcome to Parent Like You Mean It – the podcast where we talk about parenting with intentionality, rather than simply letting life happen to you and your kids day after day. I’m Jefferson Drexler, and just like you, I have some days when I feel like my first aid kit isn’t sufficient and it should contain head-to-toe bubble wrap, but then there are so many other days when I’m incredibly proud that my little guys rubbed dirt on their scratch and said, “I’m all good!” … [Read more...]

Christian Home & Family: How Radical Faith for Generations Happens

Ok parents, it’s time to get real.Life is too short for us to spend it in the aimless pursuit of status, stuff, or personal satisfaction. There’s too much at stake.God has given us one of the most wonderful AND most daunting responsibilities we could ever have and it’s one that is intended to change the course of history. We’re not just living, we’re not just raising kids, we’re building a foundation of radical Christian faith that can last for generations. You and I are responsible befor … [Read more...]


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X