Podcasts we think every dad will love

If you’re looking to secure the “Favorite Kid” title, here are some podcasts you can recommend to your pops, just in time for Father’s Day.

By Sierra Tavasolian

For those who may be spending Father’s Day with their dad, or socially distancing from him, sometimes dads need Dad Time. If that’s spending time doing yard work, watching whatever big game he prefers, or putting together model trains, he might be looking for podcasts to keep him busy while he works, crafts, or waits for the commercial break to end.

If you’re looking to secure the “Favorite Kid “title, here are some podcasts you can recommend to your pops:

FOR SPORTS DADS

Posted Up with Chris Haynes

Yahoo Sports NBA Insider Chris Haynes sits down with NBA stars in this podcast. These discussions are real conversations more than interviews, ranging from NBA storylines, culture, style, and life. Don’t let your Sports Dad miss out on these unscripted, unfiltered looks!

The Black Athlete

If your dad is a fan of sports, history, and sports history, here’s a pick for him! A podcast by two historians and leading scholars on sports and race, they discuss this history of the black athlete from history in a contemporary conversation.

Starting 9

Looking for some baseball content for your dad? Starting 9’s got you! Hosted by MLB great Dallas Braden and blogger Jared Carrabis, this podcast has interviews with baseball greats, dissections of baseball fan bases, and all-around discussions of the All American Passtime.

FOR NERDY DADS

Blerd-ish!

Yahoo Sports NBA Insider Chris Haynes sits down with NBA stars in this podcast. These discussions are real conversations more than interviews, ranging from NBA storylines, culture, style, and life. Don’t let your Sports Dad miss out on these unscripted, unfiltered looks!

The Sporkful

This podcast obsesses about food to learn more about people. Not just for foodies, but for eaters, this podcast goes deep into food, eating, and whether a hotdog is a sandwich.

The GeekDads

This podcast is by geeks who are dads. It features regular chats about the posts on GeekDad.com, discussions about parenting in the digital age, and raising kids in dads’ geeky image.

FOR TECH DADS

Hosted by Black Enterprise’s tech editor Sequoia Blodgett, this podcast is great for anyone interested in tech entrepreneurial spaces or anyone looking to learn more about the tech world. Is your dad debating whether or not to try and sell some great app idea he has? This is a good place to start!

Waveform: The MKBHD Podcast

This podcast, started by a tech head who made his name as a YouTube Reviewer, is a podcast for gadget lovers and tech heads everywhere. If your dad is interested in learning about the tech industry, host Brownlee pulls from 10 years experience covering the industry, and will keep dads everywhere entertained during deep dives into the latest and greatest in tech.

Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman

If your dad is a start-up type of tech nerd, this is the podcast for him. Each episode has host Reid Hoffman, cofounder of LinkedIn, talking about scaling startups, company strategy, and the human journey in tech. Check it out!

FOR SCIENCE DADS

Science Vs.

Is your dad a debater? Does he like science? This is the one for him. This podcast talks facts, fiction, and what falls between. This podcast does the hard work of sifting through all the science so you (and your dad) don’t have to. Just be prepared for a well-researched debate in your future.

Eye on Sci-Fi

Everyone knows our modern conceptions of science pull from science fiction as a genre (and if you didn’t, now you do!). So, if you’re looking for a little more fiction in your science recs for dad, check out Eye on Sci-Fi, an exploration of exceptional and intriguing science fiction, fantasy, and genre web series!

Invisibilia

This podcast is for the ever-curious dad. Focusing on the unseeable, this podcast focuses less on the nitty-gritty of science, and instead looks at the ideas, assumptions, emotions, and beliefs. Looking to give your dad a new lens with which to love science? Look no further!