050 Finale – Thanks for Listening and Enjoy Being a Parent

Finale – Thanks for Listening and Enjoy Being a Parent

049 Tips on Researching the Latest Parenting Advice

Tips on Researching the Latest Parenting Advice

048 Using the Internet to Learn About Parenting

Using the Internet to Learn About Parenting

Disney Infinity Revisited and Pokemon Go Raids

On the podcast this week, Richie Leahey talks about Disney Infinity and the new Pokemon Go Raids.

047 Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes

Friction Car Experiment and Map Prank

On the podcast this week, Richie Leahey talks about building cars for science olympiad and a prank he played on a friend. Science Olympiad – Friction Car Experiment Objective: Students will analyze which surfaces produce the most friction. For this experiment, each group of students designed and built their own wooden cars. Then we set […]

046 Essential Items for New Parents List Recap

Essential Items for New Parents List Recap

Rockets and Net Neutrality

On the podcast this week, Richie Leahey talks about building rockets for science olympiad and net neutrality. Science Olympiad – Rockets Objective: Students will create a bottle rocket that will travel the farthest when launched with fifty pounds of pressure.

045 Strollers

Strollers

Vacation to See Metallica Live in Miami

On the podcast this week, Richie Leahey talks about his vacation to see Metallica live in Miami. He also talks about the repair on his Nintendo Switch joycon and tells how he received a replacement battery.

044 Car Seats

Car Seats

Spy Chameleon and Zelda – Oracle of Seasons

On the podcast this week, Richie Leahey talks about Spy Chameleon and Zelda – Oracle of Seasons.

043 Teethers

Teethers

Video Editing and Gaming

On the podcast this week, Richie Leahey talks about video editing and gaming.

042 Stacking Rings

Stacking Rings

E3 and Ninja Gaiden Sigma

On the podcast this week, Richie Leahey talks about E3 and Ninja Gaiden Sigma.

041 Musical Toys with Flashing Lights

Musical Toys with Flashing Lights

E3 Preview and Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2

On the podcast this week, Richie Leahey talks about the upcoming E3 and Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2.

040 Diaper Rash Ointment

Richie Leahey takes a look at diaper rash ointments and adds them to the Dad Strength ranking chart.

Assassin’s Creed Revelations and Resident Evil 5

On the podcast this week, Richie Leahey talks about Assassin’s Creed Revelations and Resident Evil 5.

039 Baby Monitors

Richie Leahey takes a look at baby monitors and adds them to the Dad Strength ranking chart.

Assassin’s Creed II and Brotherhood

On the podcast this week, Richie Leahey talks about Assassin’s Creed II and Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood.

038 Bassinet

Richie Leahey takes a look at bassinets and adds them to the Dad Strength ranking chart.

Twitch Streaming and Online Orders

On the podcast this week, Richie Leahey talks about his experience streaming on Twitch and rants about online orders.

037 Bibs

Richie Leahey takes a look at bibs and adds them to the Dad Strength ranking chart.

GoPro Hero 5 Black and Karma Grip

On the podcast this week, Richie Leahey gives feedback of the GoPro Hero 5 Black and the Karma Grip.

036 Bottle Warmer

Richie Leahey takes a look at bottle warmers and adds them to the Dad Strength ranking chart.

Carolina Rebellion

On the podcast this week, Richie Leahey gives live feedback of the Carolina Rebellion festival.

035 Boppy Lounger

Richie Leahey takes a look at boppy loungers and adds them to the Dad Strength ranking chart.

More Live Concert Clips

On the podcast this week, Richie Leahey talks about some more of his experiences attending live concerts. This week includes a few short clips from the first iteration of the podcast as a follow up to the supercut from last week.

034 Baby Swings

Richie Leahey takes a look at baby swings and adds them to the Dad Strength ranking chart.

Live Concerts

On the podcast this week, Richie Leahey talks about some of his experiences attending live concerts. This week the podcast also includes the first supercut of sorts of highlights from some live recordings that happened at concerts.

033 Bath Tub Thermometer

Richie Leahey takes a look at bath tub thermometers and adds them to the Dad Strength ranking chart.

PSP

On the podcast this week, Richie Leahey talks about beating his final PSP game. The PSP was a revolutionary device for its time, although it did not receive the game support it deserved. Richie puts his system to rest after finally beating Dynasty Warriors 2.

032 Reusable Diapers

Richie Leahey takes a look at reusable diapers and adds them to the Dad Strength ranking chart.

Online Marketplaces

On the podcast this week, Richie Leahey talks about his experience setting up an online store for the podcast. He tested out a variety of stores and talks about the process along with giving some insight on how the site syndication is doing.

031 Changing Pads

Richie Leahey takes a look at changing pads and adds them to the Dad Strength ranking chart.

Assassin’s Creed

On the podcast this week, Richie Leahey talks about his experience with the Assassin’s Creed video game series. He focuses on Assassin’s Creed I and Assassin’s Creed II before giving his feelings on the new Assassin’s Creed movie. He feels that critics unfairly panned the movie only because the story was drawn from a video […]

030 Child Photography and Night Time Soothers

Richie Leahey takes a look at night time soothers and adds them to the Dad Strength ranking chart.

Frustrating Facebook Instant Articles

Richie Leahey talks about his experience with Facebook Instant Articles. It takes a lot of dedicated work to get Facebook Instant Articles set up if you do not use one of their supported systems. His game of the week is the second part of the Shovel Knight saga, Plague Knight.

029 Stuffed Animals

Richie Leahey takes a look at stuffed animals and adds them to the Dad Strength ranking chart.

Publishing With Apple News

Richie Leahey talks about his experience with Apple News. He walks through his set up and reasoning behind using the platform and gives insight on how to be accepted on the platform. He ends the podcast with his game of the week segment. This week he takes a look at Shovel Knight on the Nintendo […]

028 Baby Wipe Warmer

Richie Leahey takes a look at baby wipe warmers and adds them to the Dad Strength ranking chart.

Daylight Saving Time

Richie Leahey talks about the waste that is known as daylight saving time. He then gets back into his game of the week segment with Starwhal and talks about the NCAA basketball tournament.

027 Plastic Books

Richie Leahey takes a look at plastic books and adds them to the Dad Strength ranking chart.

Nintendo Switch Hands-On Mega Podcast

Richie Leahey gives a run through on the Nintendo Switch and talks about his first impression of the system.

026 Rattles

Richie Leahey takes a look at rattles and adds them to the Dad Strength ranking chart.

Nintendo Switch Pre-Orders

Richie Leahey talks about the Nintendo Switch pre-orders and why some retail stores are having issues. I start off the podcast talking about the launch of the Nintendo Switch and my fears that it may not arrive during launch weekend. Even though it is only February, allergies are starting to rile up and bother me […]

025 Baby Wipes

Richie Leahey takes a look at baby wipes and adds them to the Dad Strength ranking chart.

GH4 for Sports Photography

Richie Leahey talks about using the Panasonic GH4 camera for sports photography. I’m talking about the Pansaonic G-H4 once again. AJ’s junior high football highlights and the cloud observation. Science Olympiad – Cloud Observation Objective: Students will predict precipitation based on the type of cloud currently present outside.

024 Burp Cloths

Richie Leahey takes a look at burp cloths and adds them to the Dad Strength ranking chart.

4K Video Camera

Richie Leahey talks about 4K video and the Panasonic GH-4 camera. I start off by talking about photography and putting videos and photography projects up on the website and cleaning up my old hard drive with family videos and posting them on the site to fill out the blog to help search result rankings. This […]

023 Pacifiers

Richie Leahey takes a look at pacifiers and adds them to the Dad Strength ranking chart.

Over the Shoulder Camera

Richie Leahey tests out mobile recording in this episode due to traveling over the weekend and the Super Bowl. He discusses his issue with Resident Evil 5 and talks about his first video editing project. Science Olympiad – Erosion Experiment Objective: Students will observe how the type of soil affects how much erosion can occur. […]

022 Disposable Diapers

Richie Leahey takes a look at disposable diapers and adds them to the Dad Strength ranking chart.

Adding Segments and Video Game Updates

Richie Leahey starts off the episode by talking about expanding the podcast by adding segments and extra bits to it. He says he is going to bring in projects that he has worked on in the past and talk about them on the show. Then he gives an update on what video games he has […]

021 Bottles

Richie Leahey takes a look at baby bottles and adds them to the Dad Strength ranking chart.

Raspberry Pi

Richie Leahey breaks down the included components on the Raspberry Pi 3. He talks about his plans for his own Raspberry Pi and gives his reasons for using a clean Raspbian operating system.

020 Importance of a Good Toolbox Video Pilot

Richie Leahey launches the video portion of the Dad Strength show. His pilot episode shows a set of table and chairs for children as he talks about the tools necessary to have as a parent today.

019 Dad Strength Video Announcement Bonus Episode

This is a bonus episode as the Dad Strength podcast will be moving to Friday. This move has been expected as it was announced when Dad Strength moved to its own domain.

Proprietary Hardware and Accessories

Richie talks about the big Nintendo Switch reveal and how its costs have diminished his excitement for the console. The proprietary hardware, accessories and extras are going to drive up the price of the console to the point where it would more cost effective to go with either the Xbox One or the PS4. He […]

018 Year 5 Development Chart

Richie finishes the CDC milestones by covering the year 5 development chart. This chart marks the last big growth step for your child. Your child will be able to speak clearly and be able to draw on their own. They will also be able to balance on one let and will be potty trained.

Brand Loyalty

Richie talks about the upcoming video game consoles and why you, as a consumer, should not be loyal to brands. Richie talks about being burnt in the past by brands not having products that lived up to their billing. He digs deep into a story of a hack of Tecmo Super Bowl he made called […]

017 Year 4 Development Chart

Richie gives details on the future of the podcast and the introduction of video. He then dives into the year 4 milestones and what to expect from your child at this age. Children will want to play with other children and they will begin to understand and retell stories. They will also experience increased balanced […]

The Launch of Southbound Sports

Richie discusses the launch of a new sports site which is a spinoff of the Socially Numb podcast. This site moves Socially Numb from a full variety show to a show focusing on tech and gaming. The new site, Southbound Sports, will take over sports coverage. Richie talks about producing video content and how that […]

016 Year 3 Development Chart

Richie breaks down the year 3 milestones for child development. These milestones cover increases in cognitive development where children will begin to mimic behaviors they observe. This makes modeling good behavior very important for parents.

The Christmas Spirit and Disappointment

Richie starts off by diving into the Christmas traditions his family follows. He then gives a cryptic look into family visits during Christmas vacation. Next he talks about the improvement in digital cameras and the differences between a crop sensor camera and a full frame camera. He follows that with a sad Christmas tale of […]

015 Year 2 Development Chart

Richie breaks down the child development milestones for year 2. At this age, children will begin to mimic others and develop a sense of independence. They will also blossom physically and will be able to throw and kick objects.

The Fall of Disney Infinity

Richie starts off the podcast talking about pop filters and the Christmas holiday. He follows up with a breakdown of Disney Infinity and its collapse. He then speculates on the future of Nintendo consoles and whether the screen portion of the Nintendo Switch will be upgradable in the future to support better specifications.

014 Month 18 Development Chart

Richie breaks down the 18 month milestones for child development. This month marks an increase in brain development as children will begin to play with objects. They will also be quite mobile and working towards being able to run.

Deflating Footballs and Our First Chat

Richie starts off the podcast mourning the death of former Heisman trophy winner Rashaan Salaam. He then talks briefly about the differences between cameras for photography and video before moving on to Super Mario Run. He follows that up with a quick breakdown of Madden and the Heisman trophy ceremony before going into a rant […]

013 Month 12 Development Chart

Richie looks at the milestones for the 12th month of child development. This month looks at an increase in understanding and trying to communicate. Your baby should be moving towards walking and trying to stand will be the first step.

Cyber Week and the College Football Playoffs

Richie starts off the podcast talking about how Cyber Monday has turned into Cyber Week. There is no end in sight for the expansion of these type of sales. He then dives into the free Playstation game, Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, and explains why it should be billed as a video experience and not […]

012 Month 9 Development Chart

Richie looks at the milestones for the 9th month of child development. This month looks at increasing movement and crawling from your child. This milestone also brings about interactivity with other people.

Thanksgiving Shopping Experience

Richie recaps his shopping experience during the Thanksgiving holiday. He went shopping during the Black Friday event that started on Thursday during Thanksgiving. He was able to get the deal he sought out and landed a white 3DS. Listen as he gives details about the strategy he used to plan his successful trip.

011 Month 6 Development Chart

Richie breaks down the 6th month milestones and begins to talk about baby movements. At sixth months, your baby will become mobile and will start to progress through stages of movement.

Black Friday

Richie breaks down Black Friday and holiday shopping. He gets into deal buying tips and exposes some of the tricks used to take advantage of consumers. He goes through all of the major shopping categories and ends the podcast with a quick look at the new Metallica album Hardwired to Self-Destruct.

010 Month 4 Development Chart

Richie breaks down the 4th month milestones and gets into more detail as this chart goes deeper into child development. He breaks down the types of cries, how children use them and what they mean.

Website Technology

Richie digs into the technology used behind the scenes of the Socially Numb website. He follows up with a chat about streaming video games on Twitch. He then gets into his gaming dream – dual screen output from a video game console. He expands this by stating that he hopes the Nintendo Switch multiplayer on […]

009 Month 2 Development Chart

Richie starts off a series of podcasts featuring development charts for children. This podcast focuses on the 2nd month milestones and features an introduction of the categories used in development charts.

Google Fiber Layoffs

Richie talks about Google and the layoffs they announced to their Google Fiber division. He talks about how other internet providers are running out of competitors and why he fears prices for at home entertainment will continue to rise. He goes into pay to play networks for games and how providers give free games for […]

008 Introducing SIDS and Developmental Charts

Richie begins the podcast by talking about the developmental charts used to gauge the growth of children. This leads him to talk about SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) and his worries as a first time parent. He circles back around to developmental charts and explains that they will be the basis of the upcoming podcasts.

All Things Open

Richie starts off the podcast by taking about the expansion of the Socially Numb website. He follows that up with some coverage of the All Things Open conference held in Raleigh, North Carolina every fall. Then he gets into the Playstation Network game Datura and how it was an extreme disappointment. He then dives into […]

007 Syndication and Halloween

This is an in-between episode where Richie talks about a schedule change for the Dad Strength podcast. The podcast will now be released on Wednesday. He then talks about going out for Trick or Treat and dressing up for Halloween. He finishes the episode by talking about Saturday morning cartoons and sign language.

006 Washing Your Baby

Richie chats about bathing your child and why it is important to keep your baby clean. He gives tips on how to keep your baby safe during bath time and what he did to keep his daughter from slipping out of his hands.

Nintendo Switch and MLB Payrolls

Richie talks about expanding the Socially Numb website. He also talks about updates to the platform that hosts the podcast. He touches on the Universities in Pennsylvania that went on strike and how the athletes at those schools are at an advantage when they don’t have to attend class. He gives a rundown on the […]

Email Hacking and Pokémon Go

Richie starts off the podcast by diving into the hacking being reported around the Presidential race. He then gives tips on keeping your information secure. He follows that up with a rant on Pokémon Go. He tries to figure out why the Panthers are struggling compared to the rest of the NFL after their Super […]

005 Diapers

Richie breaks down the sizes of diapers and what the numbers on the boxes mean. He then gives an overview of the process of changing a diaper followed by tips and advice based on his own experience.

Hurricane Matthew

Richie starts off the podcast by talking about Hurricane Matthew. He follows up with talk of the leak of the new Nintendo console. It looks like all of the coverage of the leak trails back to a post on Reddit. Some news outlets were even posting screenshots of the Reddit leak and treating it like […]

004 Feeding Your Baby

Richie gives an overview of feeding methods for infants. He gives advice based on his experiences and the difficulties he faced in regards to breastfeeding. He ends the podcast with tips on getting your baby to take a bottle.

003 How to Have Your Baby Sleep Through the Night

Richie talks about sleep schedules with a baby in the house. He stresses how important it is to keep your schedule as close to the baby’s schedule to keep energy levels up. He also talks about keeping your house loud so that your baby becomes accustomed to sleeping in a normal environment.

Grizzly Attack and Expanding the Podcast

I had to travel this weekend to attend my sister’s wedding. Even though the travel made for a busy weekend, I have expanded the podcast to its full length. I have always planned to have the podcast run for about an hour and this is the first week I have put together enough content to […]

002 You Are Going to Be a Dad

Richie discusses the initial stages of preparation needed for the arrival of your new addition. He talks about baby showers and essential items. He also gives advice on finding out how your health insurance can help your family.

They Fired Les Miles

I have started to expand the podcast in its second episode. This week clocks in with over a half hour of content. I am still working on getting the podcast expanded further to reach around an hour or so runtime. I start the episode off by picking up on trending topics in North Carolina where […]

001 Introduction

The introduction to the Dad Strength podcast. Host Richie Leahey introduces himself and discusses the format of the show. Dad Strength will cover common parenting topics and issues as Richie shares his personal experiences as a parent.

Gas Leak

I started the Socially Numb podcast to take a look at current trending topics in the social media landscape. It is hard to grasp the meaning and impact these trends will have on modern society due to their short shelf life. Sometimes the news stories that will have the biggest impact on society do not […]

000 Congratulations on Becoming a Parent

Congratulations on Becoming a Parent