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About the show 

Everyone on the gender spectrum has to deal with men, and that's enough of a reason to study their enormous impact on our lives. Join Tell Me About Your Father hosts Erin Hosier, Elizabeth Thompson and Matt Phillip for this bi-weekly podcast that discusses father figures, daddy issues and examines the paternal mystique's hold on society. Episodes include intimate interviews with people who have compelling father stories to tell, deep dives into dad-centric movies and TV shows, and our talk show Daddy Issues, featuring a cavalcade of brilliant and funny guests who help us parse pop culture news and current affairs through a dadly lens. If it’s about fathers, you’ll hear about it here. It’s your mom’s favorite podcast!

Why not moms? 

Ask someone about their father and they'll often tell you about their mother instead. As a culture, we have a collective father complex, and we're just beginning to contemplate that our expectations of them historically have been so low that abuse or silence is accepted as a normal byproduct of their hormones. Men tend to set the tone for their households, whether through their presence or absence, and a number of old tropes remain: moms are for cultivating tenderness, dads give tough love; motherhood changes everything for women, fatherhood is a feather in the cap of a man's heroic journey; moms nurture, dads provide. Everyone knows that God is a guy. The only matriarch we can pinpoint is Mother Earth, and obviously we never listen to her. 

The thing is, even our moms have daddy issues. There are lots of fantastic shows out there about motherhood and our relationships with our mothers, but fewer about the men who made us and the impact of our societal father figures in general. We're aiming to help fill that gap and make fun of Alec Baldwin and Ted Cruz in the process. Join us!  

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All the Praise We Crave

"A podcast about daddies? Now we’re paying attention. Tell Me About Your Father is our newest binge listen." - DNA Magazine

“...a fascinating, meditative listen. It’s people exploring past and present experience in a thoughtful, unsensational way.” - Richard Lawson, Vanity Fair

"A podcast all about dads in all their imperfect love, fucked up failings, and everything in between ... Funny, insightful, and often moving." Sandra Song, Paper Magazine

“The episodes are funny, moving, outrageous, in your face and by the teeth.” - Betsy Lerner, author of The Bridge Ladies


“Like a free therapy session, but funnier and just as deep.” - Brad Listi, the Other PPL Podcast

"It’s about time you did this. The process of sharing deeply intimate experiences tends to lead people to connect in a meaningful way. People need that right now.” - Matt's therapist 

"I will be curious to hear your podcast. God knows I have many women here that would probably love to be on the show. It takes so long just to sift through and get clear on all of it.” 

- Erin's therapist 

"I couldn’t stop listening to this show. I started listening to an early episode and then five episodes later I’d lost all track of time because the insights and life experiences of the guests are so fascinating ...What a wonderful venue to talk about some of the most mysterious forces in our lives: our dads. Highly recommend! (PS: Their episodes about Mad Men are excellent and so funny too!)" - Apple Podcasts Review


“You all have radio voices. Congratulations - I can’t write 4 sentences and need to go back on Lexapro.” - From our Mailbag 

"It feels like there is an ocean of content about women and their mothers, but comparatively very little about women or men and their fathers. It really resonates." - From our Mailbag