About our guests:
Andy Herald, co-founder (with Charlie Capen) of HowtobeaDad.com and a heavily-caffeinated designer dad, best known for his work on the site’s Instructional Diagrams, with the awesome credit of being the originator of the Internet meme, “banana for scale.”
HowToBeADad.com is a not so much a “how-to”, but a “how-not-to” entertainment site for parents, non-parents, or anyone who’s ever had parents really. Our drive is to relieve the stress and worry of parents through laughs and tears and what we like to call “anti-education,” teaching people who’ve been hammered with authoritative opinions to just throw it all out and “think for yourself.”
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Whit Honea, author of The Parents’ Phrase Book, a guidebook to empathy and communication and founder of Dads 4 Change, s site that champions social good for the entire family through storytelling, inspiration and action.
Whit is originally from Arizona, a little town outside of Tucson called Marana (his dad is the mayor and has been for a generation). He’s spent a number of years in Seattle, but now call the hills outside Los Angeles home. Whit has two boys (9, 12), one wife and too many pets.
For more from Whit:
A Whit of Difference on Mom.me
Twitter & Instagram: @whithonea
Facebook: Honea Express
David Vienna, author of the bestselling book “Calm The F*ck Down: The Only Parenting Technique You’ll Ever Need”
Author David Vienna began his post-college career as a journalist, but quickly realized journalism doesn’t pay well. So, he transitioned to writing for reality television, which also didn’t pay well, but he could do it at home without pants.
After the birth of his twin sons, Wyatt and Boone, he started a parenting blog on Tumblr called The Daddy Complex. Gaining attention for his raw and humorous take on the challenges of fatherhood, the site earned him a spot on Babble’s Funniest Blogs list three years in a row and The Daily Beast named his Twitter account @thedaddycomplex a Beast Best. In the meantime, he wrote three musicals, which were produced at the San Luis Obispo Little Theatre, one of the oldest continuously running community theatres in the nation, and he once met Miss Piggy. He loves his wife and kids, E.L.O., ’70s horror films, Philly cheesesteaks, and napping.
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