Greetings fellow fathers and wanderers! I’m Ben Mullen, and I am the co-host of The Poppin’ Bottles Dad-Cast, a podcast where my “neighbro” and I discuss all things related to being dads. Particularly in my case, from the perspective of a new dad, as my daughter Emma is at this point 4 months old.
I started podcasting about 4-5 months ago, having had multiple failed attempts at blogging and vlogging. Podcasting has turned out incredibly well for me and I now have 3 shows in my own production company, which I’m crazy excited about. The first show, now called “Sketchy Radio” is the one I started with, its every Friday and it’s just me blabbing away into a microphone. The second show is called “Brudders” and if you haven’t guessed by the title, it is my brother Ash and I teaming up to ALSO blab about whatever is on our brains this week. The third show of course, with my neighbor Nick we talk about all things Dad related in this crazy world we live in. We are only three episodes deep but we’ve gotten a great response from people and have just been added to the Life of Dad Podcast Network!
As I mentioned, this is my second try at blogging, but this time I have a purpose! A direction! It will act as both a personal blog at times but also as a “partner” to The Poppin’ Bottles Dad-Cast from my perspective. Needless to say there will be situations where Nick or I will not get around to talking as in-depth as we would like on some topics. Therefore we can use our blogs as a follow up outlet to give you more details and further discussions on the topics of our show. Obviously if you are reading this you already know how to get to mine, but just in case you are unaware, you can findNicks blog on here as well .
I like to think I have a pretty good idea of what kind of dad I want to be. I was raised by a pretty interesting group of people in a somewhat strange concoction of circumstances (strange compared to “normal” people). But I believe that it created a “perfect storm” if you will of a parental figure in me and I hope that I can tap into it and be as successful as possible. Needless to say, none of it (especially the part about actually having the kid) would be possible without my amazing wife Carissa. Go team!
So I hope you guys enjoy the miscellaneous ramblings of a young dad yet to come. I always appreciate comments and suggestions so feel free to leave some! And most of all, don’t forget to tune in every Sunday for The Poppin’ Bottles Dad-Cast!