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Welcome to Dadville! Join musicians and sometimes-comedians Dave Barnes and Jon McLaughlin in the journey of life, love and the pursuit of dad-ding on the Dadville Podcast. Get your fill of dad jokes, laughs, and heartfelt conversations while these dads and their guests talk about the journey of life and fatherhood.
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We wrap Couples Month with Dave and Annie Barnes, the other first couple of Dadville. Ever wonder how the magic of football, long road trips, and bookstores could foster love? Then we have the story for you. Join in as Dave and Annie talk about why Ole Miss' football games kicked things off, the early years of life on the road, and bonus Barnes Dog…
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We have one half of the founding couples of Dadville joining us today. Dave turns the tables and interviews Jon and Amy McLaughlin about their origin story and how they've grown into their marriage over the last 18 years. From standing in lines together in college, to choosing not to sleep on the couch, and finally understanding that it's all about…
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Drew and Ellie have a classic love story. You know, the one where they meet in college, he impresses her with his aeronautical skills, she almost marries someone else, and then they wait a few years before actually dating. This week the duo go deep on their shared history, how marriage has changed for them, and why they no longer fear conflict. Joi…
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We are kicking off Couples Month on Dadville with former neighbors Ben and Hillary Rector. They found their way back to their old neighborhood to meet up with the fellas and talk about life with Jane and The Bros, wrapping their head around raising kids in Tennessee, getting married so young, and why raising twins is really hard. Join our mailing l…
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Most people know S.D. Smith as the author of many popular children's novels, but in reality he's a creator of worlds. Smith grew up in West Virginia and South Africa and tells the story of not only how he developed as an author, working with his son, and why his parenting slogan is "Big Love, Big Discipline." Become a citizen of Dadville: http://da…
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We got a bit introspective this week in Dadville. The fellas catch up with each other about the intersection of work and parenting and trace a bit of the history of the 40-hour work week. Become a citizen of Dadville: http://dadville.substack.com Thanks to our sponsors! AG1 - Try AG1 and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D3+K2 AND 5 free AG1 Trav…
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We put on our learning hat this week as the fellas chat with Dr. Russell Moore, who is the Editor-in-Chief of Christianity Today, acclaimed author, pastor, American theologian, ethicist, and probably a dozen more incredible occupations. Moore discusses how to make more sense of what's dividing our country, why he's a long-term optimist, and what it…
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Kicking off the new year with our monthly duo show and boy, do the fellas have some news. Jon broke down and got some rabbits, both of the fellas did some Christmas shows, and they discuss what they are looking forward to this year. Become a citizen of Dadville: http://dadville.substack.com Thanks to our sponsors! AG1 - Try AG1 and get a FREE 1-yea…
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We wrap up 2023 by bringing The Mayor of Dadville (David Thomas) back to join the Five-Timer Club! And considering it's an election year, The Mayor is bringing the hot takes! The fellas dive into how to manage your kids' time during vacation, the never-ending battles over screen time, and finally when is it a good time to tell them about the Big Gu…
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We caught up with one of our favorite songwriters, Mac Powell, on this week's episode. Mac's former band, Third Day, was one of the most successful Christian bands of the '90s. The fellas chat with Mac about his beard (obviously), the "golden age" of CCM, and why he thinks Third Day was a "glorified garage band." Become a Citizen of Dadville: http:…
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It's the most magical time of year. You know, when the fellas dish out their favorite things/discoveries from the last year. They cover books, music, gadgets, games, and more! Need an idea for the upcoming season? Start here. Become a Citizen of Dadville: http://dadville.substack.com Thanks to our Sponsors! Athletic Greens - Athletic Greens is givi…
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We've read DM after DM asking about getting our most popular guests back on the pod. This week we have OG Momville with Amy McLaughlin and Annie Barnes joining the fellas to discuss shared stress during the holidays, their favorite Chrismas traditions, and (not surprisingly) a scorching hot take from Dave about Christmas Trees. Become a citizen of …
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We double up on the guests this week with Shawn Johnson-East and Andrew East rolling through Dadville. This might be the most athletic episode yet. You see, Shawn is not only the pride of Iowa, but an Olympic Gold Medal-winning gymnast. Andrew's pedigree includes being not only a professional long snapper in the NFL, but a two-time contestant on Am…
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The fellas get fancy with this week's guest, Walker Hayes. Not only does Walker have one of the most unique stories around, but he also goes way back with Dave. Walker talks about growing up with 8 siblings, his secret piano pedigree, and the time he told his future wife's family he wanted to sing for a living. Become a Citizen of Dadville: http://…
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Our monthly Jave/Don rendezvous is back again! Fresh off Halloween the fellas dig into some pros and cons of the holiday and we finally get the McLaughlin Candy Power Rankings (MCPL). Plus, they discuss why Jon would (should?) change his name, Dave's aversion to rehearsals, and the difference between a perfect dad and a real dad. Become a Citizen o…
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We have a very special bonus epsiode today. Somehow, Dadville alum Matt Wertz has taken over the controls and is interviewing Dave about his brand-new album, Featherbrained Wealth Motel. Some might view this as an auditon to replace Jon, but let's view it more as a way to understand how a year-long musical experiment can lead to an incredibly inspi…
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The Music. The Stories. The HAIR. Boy, do we have a special one this week. Singer/songwriter Steve Moakler is an absolute gem of a dude who also happens to be disgustingly talented. He rolls through Dadville to talk about what he learned from a decade traveling around in a Gulfstream, how he walked away from a record deal at 18, and one of the abso…
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An old friend returns to Dadville this week. Ya'll know Sissy has visited us several times before but this time she has a NEW BOOK. Her new book is called 'The Worry-Free Parent' and this one is all about the parents. The fellas talk to her about dealing with anxiety, how boys and girls differ in approaching asking for help, and when to answer your…
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This week's episode is not only a chance for Jon to dish out some sage financial advice, but also to ask Michael Wear about the intersection of faith and politics. Michael is the Founder, President, and CEO of the Center for Christianity and Public Life. He spent time working in President Obama's White House, and hosts an incredible podcast with hi…
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Time for the monthly check-in with Jon and Dave. In this episode, the fellas answer your questions. But first, they catch up with stories of parent guilt, when bedtime goes wrong, and those times when you've just had enough. Then, they do a (not-so) speedy round of fan questions! Become a citizen of Dadville: http://dadville.substack.com Thanks to …
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Let's get this right out of the way. We spend an abnormal amount of time talking about Phil Wickham's hair. It's majestic. Anyways, Phil is an incredible musician with a voice that we are all thankful exists in this world. Listen in as Phil shares stories about his dad offering some wise musical advice, how he started to lead worship at 13(!), and …
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Laughs on laughs with this episode. We have comedian/singer-songwriter/internet darling Trey Kennedy joining the party this week on Dadville. Did you know Trey has an MBA? We didn't either. Listen in as he recounts his early years making Vines in his dorm room, the very-changing social media landscape, and why he still gets anxious whenever he drop…
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Attention moms of Dadville! This week we have Dr. Morgan Cutlip joining the fellas. Her latest book is called 'Love Your Kids Without Losing Yourself' and is all about developing a new approach to motherhood. She joins the fellas to discuss the ideas she discovered while writing her book, working with a parent as an adult, and why balance shouldn't…
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This month's Dave/Jon episode is an old-fashioned catch-up session. The fellas talk a bit about their respective new music projects and every parent's favorite time of year—back to school. Naturally, Dave drops some soccer talk, gives a tour update on the Lady A run, and gives Jon what is likely the best compliment a musician can get. Become a citi…
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Oh boy, is Dave excited about this one. We have Nashville SC and USMNT star Walker Zimmerman going Dadville. Zimmerman (aka Walkey Zim Zim) talk about some unexpected topics such as his fool-proof method for dominating Dave and Busters and a brief chat about his national ranking (unofficial) in Mario Golf. Plenty of laughs and soccer talk in this o…
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We welcomed back Harrison Scott Key to talk about his incredible new book, How to Stay Married. The book is a wildly vulnerable memoir about when infidelity threatened his marriage. Only a skilled author can find the true humor in such a heavy subject. Listen in as the fellas talk to Harrison about his go-to response in the DMs, how humor has chang…
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This week we have Carlos Whittaker coming through Dadville to share his incredible story and powerful words about talking to your children about race. Carlos is an author, podcaster, and public speaker who has appeared on Good Morning America, Today, CNN, and more. His latest best-selling book, How to Human, is a look at how to bring people togethe…
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Caleb and Will are brothers, fathers, musicians, and feverish lovers of The Three Amigos movie. Listen in as they reveal (maybe for the first time?) that they are indeed related to Steven Curtis Chapman. What was it like heading out on tour while still balancing all the ups and down of high school? Or that time that Caleb had to tell Michael W. Smi…
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This week the fellas take a trip to the comments section and highlight a particularly confusing use of emojis. Then, Jon shares his triumphant tale of a months-long house renovation. Make sure to stay to the end to hear one of the greatest tour stories you've ever heard (Hint: Lady A are serious when it comes to Sundays on the road.) Sign up for ou…
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When Greg Baumer walked in the room wearing an Arsenal jersey it was evident right away that this was going to be a fun conversation—or he was just trying to get extra points with Dave. Have you ever had questions about God and money? Maybe how much you should give? What does it mean to be truly benevolent? Greg's specialty is the intersection of f…
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For over 20 years Matt Wertz has been in the fellas' inner circle. And with the recent announcement of his impeding fatherhood, it's time we all welcome Mr. Wertz to Dadville. No brag sheet needed for this one as the trio discusses and reflects on the early days of fatherhood. Bonus at the end for the Crystal Pepsi fans out there. Thanks to our Spo…
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Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins finally stops by Dadville to catch up with the fellas about the offseason life he's currently enjoying before training camp fires up again. The embarrassingly deep and accurate Brag Sheet is one for the ages, and Kirk talks about the intersection of sports and parenting, the mental side of being a professi…
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The fellas prepared a host of questions for David Nasser. But they never got to a single one. David is a gifted author, speaker, and former campus pastor for Liberty University, the largest collegiate ministries in the country. In this episode, he shares his unbelievable story of his family fleeing from Iran to Texas and then to Alabama, all while …
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The two benevolent proprietors of Dadville are simple men. All they need is love, water, and a tan. And finally, you can see Jon and Dave's faces actually make the sounds and words you've been hearing for years. In this episode they break down some hardcore Father's Day facts, drop some useful gift ideas, and talk more about the grocery store than …
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It's about time we had the third member of our new supergroup on the pod. James Bay is reporting live directly from the studio to chat with the fellas about life as a new dad. His first night out with his wife was to headline Royal Albert Hall and I'm sure the sitter got a nice tip. Listen is as he shares one of the most outrageous Rolling Stones s…
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We wrap up Momville by talking with Dr. Alison Cook, who is a therapist that specializes in the intersection of psychology and theology. The fellas talk to Alison about connecting with your kids in a meaningful way, the nature or nurture myth, learning to instill a sense of confidence in your children, and how to talk to your kids about parenting f…
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This week we celebrate Momville with Lady A's Hillary Scott. As part of a legally binding agreement with her current opening act she sat with the fellas and talked about what it was like growing up with parents who worked in Reba's band, how to squeeze in as many Christmas shows as possible in 37 days, and the struggles her band has had over the la…
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Ellie Holcomb is so many things: singer, songwriter, musician, author, and of course, mom. This week we caught up with Ellie to discuss her life as a solo artist and sometimes member of her husband's band, Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors. Not only does Ellie share her whole backstory with Drew but she gives some real insight into how counseling help…
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We are kicking off Momville with one of our absolute favorite people. Amy Grant is a legendary singer/songwriter with a history that's deeply intertwined with contemporary Christian music. The fellas sit with Amy in her home studio and talk about her recent Kennedy Center Honors experience, being a parent in a blended family, and how an impactful C…
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During the month of May we will be celebrating the moms in our life! We can't wait to share their stories with you! Stay tuned for episodes with Amy Grant, Ellie Holcomb, Hillary Scott, and Dr. Alison Cook. Sign up for our mailing list at ⁠http://dadville.substack.com⁠ About us: All things Dave: ⁠http://davebarnes.com⁠ All things Jon: ⁠http://jonmc…
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We are going to take the rest of the month off from Dadville. Here’s a message from Dave. Thanks to everyone for the support. See you in May, Team Dadville I've tried to figure out how to address this over the last week and as you can imagine, it's been hard to put words to this tragedy. The Covenant School has been our home away from home for the …
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There's a certified legend pulling up to Dadville this week. John Oates is not only one of the greatest songwriters of all time, but an author, guitarist, dad, and wrestling champion. During his time in Dville John talks about his creative process at the height of his success, learning how to raise a son on the road—literally, and how he deals with…
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We went uber-local for this week's guest. Elliott Cherry is the Pastor at Midtown Fellowship at 12 South in Nashville—and he's Jon's Pastor. In this episode Elliott talks about the ups and downs of being a relatively young pastor and insecurities can creep into the work. Also, he discusses life as a dad of 5, the time a couple of night nurses taugh…
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All the comedy heads will LOVE this week in Dadville. Bobby Moynihan will simply wear you out with humor. It will never stop. He shares incredible stories from his time on SNL and gives us an insight into how that experience has shaped him as an actor, all-around funnyman, and a dad. Thanks to our sponsors! Athletic Greens - Get a FREE 1-year suppl…
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Of course Patrick Renna is the coach of his son's T-ball team—it's in his DNA. Widely known as The Great Hambino, Renna is so much more than just an amazing character actor with Brad Pitt-level looks and charm. He's a producer, director, fashion maven, husband, dad, and bitter little league coaching rival to Clayton Kershaw. Thanks to our Sponsors!…
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Singer/songwriter Kristian Stanfill has won Dove awards, written chart-topping hits, and been a worship leader for one of the most popular churches in the country. Even with all that success, Stanfill needed help and in November 2020 he decided to get sober. In this episode, Kristian discusses how he got help through therapy, how an episode of Dadv…
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You know there was no way we could contain the pure joy of Hanson in a single episode! Tulsa's favorite sons are back again to talk about why Issac was their parent's favorite, how to encourage self-confidence in your children, and their current relationship with "MMMBop." Thanks to our sponsors! Manscaped - Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with our c…
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The '90s nostalgia is DEEP in this episode as we welcome Taylor, Zach, and Issac Hanson to the comfortable confines of Dadville. With approximately 15 children between them, few guests have had as much raw dad experience as this trio. In the first of a two-parter, the brothers discuss how fatherhood has changed the band, important lessons they have…
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The entire reason Brian Bates became a father was to be on this episode. With his life goals fully realized he joined the fellas to complete the circle. Since he also co-hosts the Nateland podcast with Nate Bargatze he feels comfortable being this close to comedic genius. Listen in as Brian tells an inspiring story about becoming a father in your 5…
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