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The DTALKS Podcast is a parenting podcast where you can "detox" from the world and get a window into how other people live their lives. Our guests are parents and non-parents alike but each of them have a unique story and journey which will empower you to live your life to the fullest and help your children be better than we are. Come detox with DTALKS.
 
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Welcome back! Unfortunately we had to take about an unexpected month off. However, we are back just in time for a very timely Halloween-themed episode featuring the wonderfully spooky author Ally Malinenko. Joe and Ally discuss her incredible novel "Ghost Girl", her upcoming book "This Appearing House", and a few other fun Halloween items. Enjoy! A…
 
In this episode of the podcast Joe welcomes back Rajani LaRocca to the show to discuss her latest books "My Little Golden Book About Kamal Harris" & "The Secret Code Inside You". Joe and Rajani discuss the power of education and representation in children's literature and what she hopes kids take away from her latest releases. Enjoy! About Rajani L…
 
On this episode of the podcast Joe talks to George Lee aka The Conscious Lee. Lee and Joe discuss the importance of education in today's world, how to motivate people to make the change they seek, and ultimately how we can all make a more inclusive world. Enjoy! About The Conscious Lee Having grown up in the small town of Bryan, Texas, George’s per…
 
In this episode of the podcast Joe talks to author Chris Baron about the art of writing. Joe and Chris discuss his latest releases, the importance of instilling a love of reading within our kids, and ultimately why Chris writes. It's a fantastic conversation I know you're going to enjoy, cannot wait for Chris to come back on the show! About Chris B…
 
In this episode of the podcast Joe welcomes NY Times Bestselling Author Lauren Tarshis to the podcast. Joe and Lauren discuss her famous "I Survived" books, the importance of reading to and with your kids, as well as how to stay focused in these uncertain times. It's a great episode I know you'll enjoy! About Lauren Tarshis LAUREN TARSHIS’ New York…
 
In this episode of the podcast Joe welcomes back WFAA & Dallas' own Dale Hansen. Dale recently announced he was retiring after more than 38 years in broadcasting! Dale discusses his background coming to Dallas, some of his favorite moments over the years, and what he hopes his legacy is. We thank Dale for coming on the show over the years and wish …
 
In this episode of the podcast Joe welcomes Cat H. Bradley to the podcast. Cat is the host of the fantastic "We admitted: the recovering us project" podcast and stops by the show to discuss a whole range of topics. Joe & Cat discuss goodness, our relationship with the world, and how we fully live in our own individual truth. It's a great episode th…
 
In this episode of the podcast Joe provides you with an extra special "rewind" edition of the podcast. Instead of providing a "Best of" episode or replaying an older episode again, we bring you a previous episode of a different podcast, This is Parenting. Joe was a guest on this podcast back in June, 2019. Joe was fortunate enough to be a guest on …
 
In this episode of the podcast Joe talks to world famous author Heidi Murkoff. They discuss her book "What to Expect When You're Expecting", how she has grown her brand from one book to an entire "What to Expect" brand, and the current focus on #BumpDay Enjoy! About Heidi Murkoff It all started with a baby and a book. Heidi Murkoff conceived the id…
 
In this episode of the podcast Joe talks to fabulous playwright Jeremy O'Brian. Joe and Jeremy discuss the art of living, what works Jeremy is currently focused on, and how to leave the world a better place. Enjoy! About Jeremy O'Brian O’Brian is a Mississippi-born, Brooklyn-based playwright and educator. His visceral and imaginative plays seek to …
 
In this episode of the podcast Joe talks to Dr. Deborah Pope about the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, the EJK Awards, an upcoming documentary, and the importance of representation in children's literature. Specifically representation in books that 'celebrate childhood'. Enjoy! About Dr. Deborah Pope During her tenure as Executive Director, Deborah Pop…
 
In this episode of the podcast Joe talks to Eric & Julia Lewald responsible for showrunning (either collectively or individually) X-Men: The Animated Series back in the 90's. This series was groundbreaking for it's storytelling style, it's artistic design, and how it laid the foundation for the current Superhero boom we're in the midst of today. En…
 
. In this episode of the podcast Joe welcomes Brianna Wu to the show. Joe and Brianna discuss the current political climate heading into the mid-terms, Brianna's previous involvement in the infamous 2014 'Gamergate' controversy, and our biases in Video Games. It's a fascinating conversation you're not going to want to miss. To quickly and easily le…
 
In this episode of the podcast Joe provides you with an extra special "rewind" edition of the podcast. Instead of providing a "Best of" episode or replaying an older episode again, we bring you a previous episode of a different podcast, Tha Reality Is. Joe was a guest on this podcast back in February, 2018. Joe has guested a few different times on …
 
In this episode of the podcast Joe welcomes back former guest Jordan Shapiro to discuss his latest book: "Father Figure: How to be a Feminist Dad". Joe and Jordan discuss our old patriarchal way of viewing the world, how systems we've become accustomed to are hurting the progress we're trying to make, and how we can start to build a better world fo…
 
In this episode of the podcast Joe talks to actor Matt Pascua about the various communities he has in his life and the support each of them provide. On the cusp of Pride Month 2021 Matt talks about the important role the LGBTQ+ community has played in his life. We also discuss the theatre community and our own social community of friends/family. As…
 
In this episode of the podcast Joe welcomes the amazingly talented Liz Climo on the podcast to discuss her latest book "You're Dad". Joe and Liz discuss her background as a cartoonist, her long-tenured work on The Simpsons, and how branching out on her own has lead to incredible opportunities. Enjoy! For more information or to buy "You're Dad" clic…
 
In this episode of the podcast Joe welcomes back former guest, Scott Jeffrey Miller to discuss his latest book "Marketing Mess to Brand Success". Joe and Scott discuss the journey from Scott's last book (Management Mess to Leadership Success) to this one, how this book is about leadership more than marketing, and what advice he gives all listeners …
 
In this episode of the podcast Joe talks to Kyle Gordon, founder of Dillas! Joe and Kyle discuss the origin story for this unique Quesadillas-focused restaurant, Kyle's entrepreneurship background, and how his company has adapted in the era of COVID, and how they're pivoting in 2021. Kyle also points out that he wanted to ensure Dillas was "the com…
 
This episode of the podcast is LIVE, Instagram Live to be specific. In fact, former guest of the podcast Nick North, and his wife Katherine joined Joe on an Instagram Live to discuss all the behind-the-scenes details of their newest TV Show - Life Under Renovation. Enjoy this special edition of the podcast and be sure to check out a new episode of …
 
In this special episode of the podcast Joe talks to his good friend Nate Cole about his latest album "I Will Guard Your Broken Bones." Joe and Nate discuss what it was like making a record entirely in quarantine, what themes are present throughout the record, and what Nate hopes folks get out of the record. Joe and Nate also discuss other topics wh…
 
In this episode of the podcast Joe talks to author/illustrator/cartoonist Dana Simpson about her entire body of work AND life in ~45 minutes! Seriously though, Dana Simpson is an incredible person who created the type of cartoon she wanted to read and it has spawned into an amazing project known as "Phoebe and Her Unicorn". Dana and Joe dig into he…
 
In this episode of the podcast Joe talks to both author Megan Wagner Lloyd and illustrator Michelle Mee about their fantastic book Allergic. Joe digs into details about the book, compares his youth to that of Maggie in the book while both Megan & Michelle provide outstanding advice to any aspiring authors/illustrators. It was a fantastic conversati…
 
In this episode of the podcast Joe welcomes good friend and fabulous author Jessica Lahey back to the podcast to discuss her latest book "The Addiction Inoculation." Joe and Jessica get into a great discussion about this book, Jess' own struggles with addiction, and how you can lay the groundwork, now, to help your kids with any future problems. En…
 
Rajani LaRocca believes that promoting diversity in children’s literature leads to empathy, and empathy makes the world a better place. She writes middle grade novels and picture books. Some of her books reflect her experiences as an immigrant, book nerd, and foodie; some explain medical topics to kids. And some are just ideas that pop into her hea…
 
Nick Silvestri is a brilliant fashion designer/artist who has been a very close friend now for a few years. He has sponsored the show for awhile now and is FINALLY coming on The DTALKS Podcast to share how he built Snuffy! In this episode we talk about art, fashion design, the origins of Snuffy, and even share some personal anecdotes. It's a very f…
 
Jeremy Nunes is one of the most interesting people I've had the pleasure of speaking to throughout the course of this podcast. The man is a current stand-up comedian, former Mayor, and former Professional Wrestler. Yes, Jeremy Nunes has done it all and he stops by the podcast today to cover each of those topics. We primarily discuss his latest stan…
 
Matt Houk is a man of many talents. Creating Empire Toys the 1st and only Vintage Toy Store in Keller, TX., and Mindfully Elite mental and performance training for athletes and coaches he is all about giving back to the community. Having known Matt for a number of years I was very excited to sit down for a chat with him, little did I know the journ…
 
Marcus Johnson, father of one, NAACP Image Award-nominated jazz pianist and author of For The Love Of…Living the Journey of Life with Intention, Love, Passion and Happiness. In the book, Marcus shares a collection of essays containing personal advice, lessons that helped him cope through the highs and lows of his career and practical strategies to …
 
Adam Kullberg is the Education Program Manager at Pop Culture Classroom. He joined the team in 2015, after serving as an outreach teacher and volunteer for the organization throughout 2014. Before that, he earned his MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Arizona and MA in English Literature from the University of North Texas. Since joining…
 
Tanael Joachim is a standup comedian who has made appearances on Gotham Comedy Live on AXS TV and on Good Day New York on FOX. He is based in New York City but was born and raised in Haiti. Tanael has a very laid back, smooth, and conversational style and he jokes about race, society’s idiosyncrasies, and the inherent contrast between life in Haiti…
 
On January 15, 2017 CEO Michael Odiari founded Check after he was pulled over during a traffic stop and quickly found himself looking down the barrel of a policeman’s gun. As a person of color, he knew that this would likely not be his only negative interaction with the police and that there was a whole community of people with similar experiences.…
 
Shani Mahiri King is a law professor at the University of Florida, where he is director of the Center on Children and Families and an Associate Director of the Center on Race and Race Relations. King received a B.A. from Brown University, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and a Mst. in International Human Rights Law from Oxford University, and he is …
 
Fawn Germer is the irreverent, beloved best-selling author of nine books including the Oprah book, Hard Won Wisdom. She has been a keynote speaker for more than 80 Fortune 500 companies and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize four times for her work as an investigative reporter. Fawn’s first book was rejected by every major publisher in the United…
 
Brian D. McLaren is an author, speaker, activist, and public theologian. A former college English teacher and pastor, he is a passionate advocate for “a new kind of Christianity” – just, generous, and working with people of all faiths for the common good. He is a faculty member of The Living School and podcaster with Learning How to See, which are …
 
Steve Dypiangco is an American filmmaker. He was a Producer of Marketing and Distribution for Luke Matheny's Oscar-Winning short film, God of Love. Dypiangco's most recent film (and also web series), which he co-wrote and co-directed with Patrick Epino, is Awesome Asian Bad Guys, which stars a number of Asian American actors who played villains in …
 
Jarrett J. Krosoczka is the New York Times-bestselling author/illustrator behind more than forty books for young readers, including his wildly popular Lunch Lady graphic novels, select volumes of the Star Wars™: Jedi Academy series, and Hey, Kiddo, which was a National Book Award Finalist. Krosoczka creates books with humor, heart, and deep respect…
 
2020 has felt like an entire decade but we've finally made it to the end of the year, and since this is the last episode of the year we felt it fitting to take a look back at the year that was. In this 'best of' episode we take clips from the top 10 listened to episodes all year long. We appreciate the guests and conversations we had on the show, a…
 
Dr. Tiffany Woodus has over 10 years of experience in healthcare. She completed a Doctor of Medicine degree from The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 2006. Subsequently, she completed an internship and residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW)/Parkland Health & Hospital System…
 
Martha Brockenbrough (rhymes with broken toe) is the author of two books for adults and numerous books for young readers (with several others on the way), including YA fiction and nonfiction, picture books, and a forthcoming chapter book series. Martha is on the show today to discuss her book "Unpresidented: A Biography Of Donald Trump" From no-hol…
 
"I once interviewed a woman shot in the head by hijackers and left for dead on the tarmac. I raced my bike against Greg LeMond in South Africa (and beat him). I played a tennis match against the world’s top-ranked wheelchair tennis player (and lost). I channeled a 330-pound, Samoan, retired NFL nose tackle who is gay (Esera Tuaolo, for his memoir).…
 
What if we're thinking about forgiveness in the wrong way? What if there was a better way to forgive others? What if forgiveness was an actual state of being? Stephen Mitchell is an author who was born in Brooklyn in 1943, educated at Amherst, the Sorbonne, and Yale, and de-educated through intensive Zen practice. He is on the show today to discuss…
 
In this episode of the podcast Joe talks to Andrew Loh from Teach For America: DFW. Joe and Andrew discuss what drew Andrew to start teaching, how you have you know your full authentic story so you can better represent it to others, and what Andrew's vision is for teaching in a post-COVID world. Andrew is a supremely passionate and talented individ…
 
In this episode of the podcast Joe talks to his old college professor Dr. Nick Ewen about what college has been like in the "age of COVID." Dr. Ewen discusses figuring out how to improvise teaching to a digital method, how to maximize learning, and what types of new processes he is putting into place to better serve his students and the community. …
 
On this episode of the podcast Joe talks to world famous Drag Queen, Ms. Tammie Brown! This Drag Race All-Star stops by the show today to discuss how we can make the world a better place. Topics also include her "Queen With A Cause" videos, her TV Show, and what it was like performing on RuPaul's Drag Race. We're always striving to bring you perspe…
 
HAPPY 150 EPISODES!!! On this episode of the podcast Joe celebrates the 150 milestone by bringing back good friend of the podcast Nicole Pacent to continue their discussion about religion and politics from last time. This is a conversation that takes a few different turns but the consensus is we've got a lot of work to do in order to build a more i…
 
2020 has been a tough year on everyone. Especially as it relates to trying to ensure we're keeping our homes clean and each other safe. On today's episode of the podcast Joe talks to PureBeam Co-Founders Michael Bird, and David Fisher about the story of how they pivoted from the event production industry to founding PureBeam in the face of COVID-19…
 
HAPPY SPOOKY SEASON! In this episode of the podcast Joe invites his good friend Lara Whitley on to the show in a celebration of all things Halloween-related! Lara is the host of the fantastic true-crime/spooky podcast "Hellbound". Joe and Lara discuss the origins of the podcast, some of the more interesting stories she's learned from researching th…
 
In this episode of the podcast Joe is finally able to talk to another one of his icons, Rob Bell! Rob stopped by the show today to discuss his latest book "Everything is Spiritual: Who We Are and What We're Doing Here". Joe and Rob discuss our current political climate, our divisive society, and speculate how we could possibly be on the next iterat…
 
In this episode of the podcast Joe talks to ANOTHER Joe Shaw, this one based out of the United Kingdom. These not-so-average Joes discuss leaving a legacy for our children, what kind of art we're creating, and how we can build a more inclusive world amidst the current political climate. Joseph Shaw is an artist based in Newcastle upon Tyne. His imm…
 
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