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On the podcast this week, Richie Leahey talks about Disney Infinity and the new Pokemon Go Raids.
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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 […]
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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.
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.
On the podcast this week, Richie Leahey talks about Spy Chameleon and Zelda – Oracle of Seasons.
On the podcast this week, Richie Leahey talks about video editing and gaming.
On the podcast this week, Richie Leahey talks about E3 and Ninja Gaiden Sigma.
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On the podcast this week, Richie Leahey talks about the upcoming E3 and Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2.
Richie Leahey takes a look at diaper rash ointments and adds them to the Dad Strength ranking chart.
On the podcast this week, Richie Leahey talks about Assassin’s Creed Revelations and Resident Evil 5.
Richie Leahey takes a look at baby monitors and adds them to the Dad Strength ranking chart.
On the podcast this week, Richie Leahey talks about Assassin’s Creed II and Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood.
Richie Leahey takes a look at bassinets and adds them to the Dad Strength ranking chart.
On the podcast this week, Richie Leahey talks about his experience streaming on Twitch and rants about online orders.
Richie Leahey takes a look at bibs and adds them to the Dad Strength ranking chart.
On the podcast this week, Richie Leahey gives feedback of the GoPro Hero 5 Black and the Karma Grip.
Richie Leahey takes a look at bottle warmers and adds them to the Dad Strength ranking chart.
On the podcast this week, Richie Leahey gives live feedback of the Carolina Rebellion festival.
Richie Leahey takes a look at boppy loungers and adds them to the Dad Strength ranking chart.
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.
Richie Leahey takes a look at baby swings and adds them to the Dad Strength ranking chart.
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.
Richie Leahey takes a look at bath tub thermometers and adds them to the Dad Strength ranking chart.
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.
Richie Leahey takes a look at reusable diapers and adds them to the Dad Strength ranking chart.
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.
Richie Leahey takes a look at changing pads and adds them to the Dad Strength ranking chart.
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 […]
Richie Leahey takes a look at night time soothers and adds them to the Dad Strength ranking chart.
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.
Richie Leahey takes a look at stuffed animals and adds them to the Dad Strength ranking chart.
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 […]
Richie Leahey takes a look at baby wipe warmers and adds them to the Dad Strength ranking chart.
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.
Richie Leahey takes a look at plastic books and adds them to the Dad Strength ranking chart.
Richie Leahey gives a run through on the Nintendo Switch and talks about his first impression of the system.
Richie Leahey takes a look at rattles and adds them to the Dad Strength ranking chart.
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 […]
Richie Leahey takes a look at baby wipes and adds them to the Dad Strength ranking chart.
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.
Richie Leahey takes a look at burp cloths and adds them to the Dad Strength ranking chart.
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 […]
Richie Leahey takes a look at pacifiers and adds them to the Dad Strength ranking chart.
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. […]
Richie Leahey takes a look at disposable diapers and adds them to the Dad Strength ranking chart.
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 […]
Richie Leahey takes a look at baby bottles and adds them to the Dad Strength ranking chart.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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