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A Podcast on Fatherhood, Life, Sports, and Nerd Culture

Welcome to the Good Dad, Bad Dad Podcast where we recognize that any day we could be the good dad or the bad dad. Journey with Arman Sheffey and Eric Shaffer, two very different fathers finding common ground in parenting special needs kids, sports, nerd culture, and who knows what else.

The Latest Episodes

Bears 2022 Season Predictions & Marvel Phase 5 Discussion

In today’s episode, we go in on the Bears with a week-by-week prediction, walk through the Flash Movie controversy, and MCU Phase 5 discussion of what we see as the most exciting upcoming releases.

Obi-Wan Kenobi, Dr. Strange 2, and Jurassic World 3 Breakdown

After an extended break to start the summer, we dive deep into what we missed. We catch up on family drama, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Dr. Strange 2, Jurassic World 3 and more.
Enjoy, subscribe and share!

THE ANNIVERSARY EPISODE (Morbius, Moon Knight, and More) | Ep. 18

In this episode, we celebrate one year of the podcast and talk about the identity of the show, Morbius and Moon Knight, among other things. Enjoy!

BONUS: The Batman Review

In this bonus episode, we give our in-depth thoughts on The Batman with Robert Pattinson and Jeffrey Wright. Tell us what you thought of the film.

BONUS: Anticipated & Controversial Disney Releases

In this bonus episode, we talk about Disney releases including the controversial inclusion of Netflix Marvel shows in Disney +, as well as the upcoming Ms. Marvel and Obi-wan.

Parenting and Online Gaming | GDBD Ep. 17

In this episode, Eric shares the drama of the past couple of weeks as it relates to the struggles of parenting young children in an increasingly social online video gaming world.

BONUS: Book of Boba Fett Final Recap | Ep. 16.75

BONUS: This is our final discussion on the Disney + show, the Book of Boba Fett. We hope you enjoy.

BONUS: Wordle – You Addicted Too? | Ep. 16.5

BONUS EPISODE – Here is a totally off the cuff conversation about most people’s new favorite game and addiction…WORDLE.
Listen in and let us know your strategy and if you too are hooked.

MCU Movie – Mount Rushmore (Top 5/Bottom 5) | Ep. 16

In this episode, we go deep into our favorite and least favorite MCU movies as we introduce a new segment called Mount Rushmore.

BONUS: Book of Boba Fett Mid-Season Breakdown | Ep. 15.5

In this episode the fellas discuss the Dinsey + show, the Book of Boba Fett. Love it or hate it.
What are your thoughts on the show thus far?

Bears Season Recap | Ep. 15

In this episode Eric and Arman chat recap the Bears season and the issues that they face moving forward as well as review their predictions from earlier in the season.

Bonus: Hawkeye Breakdown | Ep. 14.6

In this bonus episode, we discuss our thoughts on the first 5 episodes of Hawkeye as we anticipate the finale. 

Bonus: Spiderman No Way Home Breakdown | Ep. 14.5

In this bonus episode, get ready for MARVEL deep dive into Spiderman No Way Home. Beware there are massive spoilers as we go toe to toe on our disagreement about Spiderman. One of us loved it and the other…not so much.

Disney Vacation on the Spectrum | Ep. 14

In this episode, Arman shares the highs and the lows of #LifeWithMatteo as he recaps the Disney vacation. Listen in to the challenges of parenting children on the autism spectrum, but the joys of watching the kids make great family memories. 

Bonus: Is The Eternals Worth Watching? | Ep. 13.5

In this episode, we give our thoughts on Marvel’s the Eternals and share our likes and dislikes about it as we get ready for Spiderman.

Things to Do for Family Game Night | Ep. 13

In this episode, the fellas discuss what family game night is like in their homes. If you have kids with special needs you can surely relate to the struggles they share. Enjoy!

Bonus: Breaking Down Venom 2 | Ep. 12.5

In this episode, we give you the part of our conversation that almost didn’t see the light of day. But we thought maybe some comic book movie fans would appreciate it.

Enjoy this chat about the new movie: Venom 2.

Planning Halloween for Special Needs Kids & Family Pet Peeves | Ep. 12

In this episode, Arman and Eric share their plans for Halloween with their families, as they work on a solution to helping Arman’s son enjoy trick or treating. They also share their pet peeves and their greatest joys regarding their families.

Honesty, Trust, & Apple Air Tags | #004 Good Dad Bad Dad

We get REAL in this episode and some major past issues and current struggles are revealed.
We talk about Santa and keeping our kids safe. You are going to LOVE this episode!

Insecurity/Anxiety, Bears’ Draft, & Star Wars | GOOD DAD BAD DAD – EP. 3

In this episode, we navigate the difficulty of parenting children through insecurity and anxiety, as well as get excited about the Bears season with Justin Fields, and nerd out over Star Wars the Bad Batch.

Origins, Pandemic Parenting, & More Marvel | GOOD DAD BAD DAD – EP. 2

Today we go into our friendship’s origin story and talk about the evolution of Arman & Eric. We also talk about what back to school in April looks like and how it’s impacting our kids. Don’t leave without diving in with us on our final thoughts about falcon and winter soldier.

Meet the Hosts & Falcon/Winter Soldier Talk | GOOD DAD BAD DAD – Ep. 1

In this inaugural episode, we discuss a bit of our family background and chop up our thoughts on Falcon and Winter Solider so far. Enjoy!