We are thrilled to be back for another season of Daddy Squared: The Gay Dads Podcast. Our goal is to learn to become better parents (and maybe better people), because hey – our kids are 6 and we’re still trying to figure out parenting.

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We (Yan and Alex) created Daddy Squared, The Gay Dads Podcast in the second year of our twins’s lives because we felt a desperate sense of isolation as new parents – especially as gay men. We had friends, sure. And family. But most were either gay men without kids or straight couples. “Where’s the Gay?,” we kept asking ourselves. ״And where’s the community?״

So we decided to try and make one. Daddy Squared, more than anything else, is about companionship through the insanity that is gays starting a family and then figuring out how to be good parents while not losing themselves in the process.

To be clear: We don’t know the answers for how to do these things. We don’t know when being a gay dad is different from being a straight one, or a mom. We don’t know how to handle “Mommy and Me” and Mother’s Day. We don’t know what happens when all of a sudden all of your gay friends are asking what the F happened to you because you no longer go out with them.

We don’t know the answers to any of these things. But for 5 years we have been bringing on wonderful, warm, non-pompous-ass experts to talk about it all, and we’ve been learning from our wonderful listeners. And OCCASIONALLY we’ve actually learned something from our own little boys.

This podcast brings us so much joy, so much warmth and community. It’s fun, it’s funny (when we’ve been drinking), and we deeply hope it’s meaningful. Please join us for Season 5, go back and listen to previous seasons, and email us at Hello@DaddySQR.com about, well… anything (except stop already with the Viagra ads. We get it.)

Where’s the Gay? Here. If you join us.

Season 5 Episode Guide

5×03 Daddy Goes to the Gym
Date: October 3, 2022

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Going to the gym is part of gay culture. But when you have kids it’s harder to make time for it. We brought in personal trainer and gay dad Chris Tye-Walker to help you bring back the motivation to lose that dad bod and get back into your sexy, muscular, DILF shape. In the Men Having Babies corner, Sara talks about key parameters to choosing your surrogacy agency and IVF clinic.

5×02 Parents Guide to Roblox
Date: September 19, 2022

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We dive into the popular gaming platform Roblox: what is it, what are our kids doing there, and most important: is it safe? We interviewed a gay dad who plays Roblox with his kids, the platform’s Director for Community Safety and Civility, and for the first time in the podcast’s history: we interviewed our kids! In the Men Having Babies Corner, Lisa lays out the roadmap for gay men who wants to become fathers via surrogacy. Guest host: Daniel Vandenbark

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5×01 Couples Conflict
Date: September 6, 2022
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Our guest, Dr. Alan Fruzetti, talks about conflicts in relationships and how to use them to get closer. We discuss three examples of conflicts in gay relationships, sent to us by our listeners. In Men Having Babies corner, Sara gives us a rundown on the ‘team’ we should have if we want to build our kids through surrogacy. Oh, and Alex and Yan talk about themselves.

See you soon!
Alex and Yan