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Creator Dad Podcast

Creator Dad Podcast

By Zach Bohannon
Conversations with creatives and entrepreneurs about balancing the responsibilities of life with their artistic endeavors. Hosted by bestselling author, Zach Bohannon.
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Cops and Writers and Divorce with Patrick O'Donnell
Patrick O’Donnell is a writer, podcaster, and community organizer. Taking his experiences as a retired police officer, Patrick is the author of Cops and Writers, a series of books helping crime writers tell realistic stories. She also wrote the book, Divorced Dad: Kids are Forever, Wives are Not, under the pen name L.J. Burke. Join us for this enlightening conversation as we discuss writing better crime stories and thrillers, how Patrick has grown and maintained his Cops and Writers community, and Patrick’s experience going through a nasty divorce. I’m Zach Bohannon—I make my living telling stories, but I’m also a metal head, retired drummer, avid gamer, and most importantly, a loving husband and father. Join me each week as I sit down with a fellow dad and discuss balancing a creative life with family, careers, hobbies, and all the other things guys love. This…is the Creator Dad Podcast. Join the Creator Dad Community and Discord at https://patreon.com/creatordad Links Cops and Writers - https://www.copsandwriters.com Divorced Dad - https://amzn.to/3zGZ22e Creator Dad – https://creatordad.life Creator Dad on Patreon – https://patreon.com/creatordad Zach Bohannon – https://zachbohannon.com
01:01:32
January 25, 2022
Being a Rebel and Making an Impact with Sacha Black
Sacha Black is an author, podcaster, speaker, and writing coach. She is the host of the popular Rebel Author Podcast, as well as the co-host of the Next Level Authors Podcast with Daniel Willcocks. Her published works include the Better Writers Series, a selection of books to help authors on their craft, and her young adult fantasy series, Eden East. Join us on this very special episode as I chat with a Creator Mom for the first time as we talk about how she came to her Rebel Author branding, podcasting, changing her fiction writing to make an impact with LGBT teens, and Sacha gets open and real about being a mom in a same-sex marriage. I’m Zach Bohannon—I make my living telling stories, but I’m also a metal head, retired drummer, avid gamer, and most importantly, a loving husband and father. Join me each week as I sit down with a fellow parent and discuss balancing a creative life with family, careers, hobbies, and all the other things we love. This…is the Creator Dad Podcast. Join the Creator Dad Community and Discord at https://patreon.com/creatordad Links Sacha Black - https://sachablack.co.uk/ The Rebel Author Podcast - https://sachablack.co.uk/the-rebel-author-podcast/ Next Level Authors Podcast - https://sachablack.co.uk/next-level-authors/ Creator Dad – https://creatordad.life Creator Dad on Patreon – https://patreon.com/creatordad Zach Bohannon – https://zachbohannon.com Are you a writer? Work with Zach! – https://zachbohannon.com/author-services/
01:14:39
January 18, 2022
Financial Freedom and Taking Chances with J.D. Barker
J.D. Barker is the New York Times bestselling author of A Caller’s Game, The Fourth Monkey, She Has a Broken Thing Where Her Heart Should Be, among others. He co-wrote Dracul, a prequel to Dracula, with Dacre Stoker, and is currently collaborating with the legendary James Patterson on their fourth book together. J.D. is also the co-host of Writers, Ink Podcast with J. Thorn and… me! Join us as we discuss J.D.’s journey from corporate employee to ghost writer to writing books with James Patterson, the importance of having a supportive spouse, becoming a dad later in life, getting to study Bram Stoker’s original notes from Dracula, and much more! I’m Zach Bohannon—I make my living telling stories, but I’m also a metal head, retired drummer, avid gamer, and most importantly, a loving husband and father. Join me each week as I sit down with a fellow dad and discuss balancing a creative life with family, careers, hobbies, and all the other things guys love. This…is the Creator Dad Podcast. Join the Creator Dad Community and Discord at https://patreon.com/creatordad Links J.D. Barker – https://jdbarker.com Writers, Ink Podcast – https://writersinkpodcast.com Creator Dad – https://creatordad.life Creator Dad on Patreon – https://patreon.com/creatordad Zach Bohannon – https://zachbohannon.com
57:14
January 11, 2022
Writing to an Early Retirement with Dan Padavona
Dan Padavona is the bestselling thriller author of the Wolf Lake series and the Scarlett Bell series. Like me, he also loves horror and heavy metal. Join us as we talk about how he was recently able to retire early and become a full-time author after a massive and risky shift in his writing career, how he stays so productive each day, and how growing up as the son of heavy metal legend Ronnie James Dio shaped him as a father. I’m Zach Bohannon—I make my living telling stories, but I’m also a metal head, retired drummer, avid gamer, and most importantly, a loving husband and father. Join me each week as I sit down with a fellow dad and discuss balancing a creative life with family, careers, hobbies, and all the other things guys love. This…is the Creator Dad Podcast. Join the Creator Dad Community and Discord at https://patreon.com/creatordad Links Dan Padavona – https://danpadavona.com Creator Dad – https://creatordad.life Creator Dad on Patreon – https://patreon.com/creatordad Zach Bohannon – https://zachbohannon.com
01:05:54
January 04, 2022
Narrating the Apocalypse and Beyond with Craig Tollifson
Craig Tollifson is a professional voice actor, audiobook narrator under the name Andrew Tell, and author. He has narrated around 170 books to date, including my Empty Bodies series and is currently working on my Dead South series. Join us as we talk about what goes into narrating an audiobook, how he got into voice acting, the future of audiobook narration with the rise of artificial intelligence, how Craig records in his garage with his wife and two kids in the house, and much more! I’m Zach Bohannon—I make my living telling stories, but I’m also a metal head, retired drummer, avid gamer, and most importantly, a loving husband and father. Join me each week as I sit down with a fellow dad and discuss balancing a creative life with family, careers, hobbies, and all the other things guys love. This…is the Creator Dad Podcast. Join the Creator Dad Community and Discord at https://patreon.com/creatordad Links Craig’s Auidobook Narration under the name Andrew Tell – https://andrewtell.com Andrew Tell on Audible – https://audible.com/andrewtell Craig Tollifson Author – https://tollifson.com Creator Dad – http://creatordad.life Creator Dad on Patreon – https://patreon.com/creatordad Zach Bohannon – https://zachbohannon.com
01:16:09
December 28, 2021
Building a Creative Life as a Single Dad with Daniel Willcocks
Daniel Willcocks is an author, podcaster, speaker, and book coach. He writes and publishes dark fiction, is a ghostwriter, and has written over 45 books. He is one of the founders of the Other Stories Podcast, which has been downloaded over 9 million times, and is the co-host of the Next Level Authors Podcast with Sacha Black. He also manages an amazing community for writers called Activated Authors. Join us as we discuss the benefits of building out a creative community, how Daniel gets so much writing done, the importance of setting up clear boundaries as a single dad and creative entrepreneur, and maybe a little bit of chatter about Hamilton and Pokémon. I’m Zach Bohannon—I make my living telling stories, but I’m also a metal head, retired drummer, avid gamer, and most importantly, a loving husband and father. Join me each week as I sit down with a fellow dad and discuss balancing a creative life with family, careers, hobbies, and all the other things guys love. This…is the Creator Dad Podcast. Join the Creator Dad Community and Discord at https://patreon.com/creatordad Links Daniel Willcocks – https://danielwillcocks.com Activated Authors Community - https://activatedauthors.com Next Level Authors Podcast - https://pod.link/1508555372 The Other Stories Podcast - https://pod.link/theotherstories Creator Dad – http://creatordad.life Creator Dad on Patreon – https://patreon.com/creatordad Zach Bohannon – https://zachbohannon.com
01:05:17
December 21, 2021
Cultivating Big Ideas with J. Thorn
J. Thorn writes fiction and nonfiction, is the co-host of several podcasts, including Writers, Ink with J.D. Barker and Zach Bohannon (hey, that’s me), online community and mastermind leader, editor, and so much more. He's the owner of The Author Life and he’s also my partner in hosting many unique writing events including Authors on a Train, The Career Author Summit, and our unique world-building weekends. Join us for this in-depth conversation from a hotel room in New Orleans where we discuss many topics, including our reflection on going full-time as authors 4 ½ years ago, how we have changed since that time, how we became creative kids growing up, and how we’re raising our own kids leading by example. We even talk about the origin of this podcast! I’m Zach Bohannon—I make my living telling stories, but I’m also a metal head, retired drummer, avid gamer, and most importantly, a loving husband and father. Join me each week as I sit down with a fellow dad and discuss balancing a creative life with family, careers, hobbies, and all the other things guys love. This…is the Creator Dad Podcast. Join the Creator Dad Community and Discord at https://patreon.com/creatordad Links The Author Life – https://theauthorlife.com J. Thorn Fiction – https://jthorn.net Writers, Ink Podcast – https://writersinkpodcast.com Creator Dad – http://creatordad.life Creator Dad on Patreon – https://patreon.com/creatordad Zach Bohannon – https://zachbohannon.com
01:01:36
December 14, 2021
Looking Into the Future with Chris Brogan
Chris Brogan is a New York Times bestselling author, executive-level consultant and CEO advisor, keynote speaker, podcaster, tech geek, and more than anything, a really cool dude. He is the host of the Backpack Show and the author of such books as Trust Agents and The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth. Chris has consulted with and spoken for household name brands such as Disney, Coke, GM, Microsoft, and Google. Join us as we talk about the pros and cons of our technological world and how it effects our kids, getting out of a professional slump, the importance of storytelling in business, and our love for video games. Oh, and plenty of Marvel references. I’m Zach Bohannon—I make my living telling stories, but I’m also a metal head, retired drummer, avid gamer, and most importantly, a loving husband and father. Join me each week as I sit down with a fellow dad and discuss balancing a creative life with family, careers, hobbies, and all the other things guys love. This…is the Creator Dad Podcast. Join the Creator Dad Community and Discord at https://patreon.com/creatordad Links Chris Brogan – https://chrisbrogan.com The Backpack Show – https://thebackpackshow.online Creator Dad – http://creatordad.life Creator Dad on Patreon – https://patreon.com/creatordad Zach Bohannon – https://zachbohannon.com
58:17
December 07, 2021
From Mosh Pits to Horror with T.W. Piperbrook
T.W. Piperbrook writes post-apocalyptic science fiction and horror novels and plays guitar in Connecticut based hardcore band With Honor. His latest book release is the bestselling zombie thriller, Alive Again, and With Honor will soon be entering the studio to record a new album, scheduled to release in 2022 through Pure Noise Records. Join us on this episode as we talk about horror, our experiences playing in bands, transitioning to writing from music, and the fun of raising a kid who loves horror. I’m Zach Bohannon—I make my living telling stories, but I’m also a metal head, retired drummer, avid gamer, and most importantly, a loving husband and father. Join me each week as I sit down with a fellow dad and discuss balancing a creative life with family, careers, hobbies, and all the other things guys love. This…is the Creator Dad Podcast. Join the Creator Dad Community and Discord at https://patreon.com/creatordad Links T.W. Piperbrook – http://twpiperbrook.com With Honor - https://linktr.ee/WithHonor Creator Dad – http://creatordad.life Creator Dad on Patreon – https://patreon.com/creatordad Zach Bohannon – https://zachbohannon.com
01:03:21
November 30, 2021
Roasting Coffee in Your Backyard with David Mitchell
David Mitchell is the founder and owner of Cadence Coffee Roasters, a company he started as a side hustle out of his passion and love for great coffee. He runs the company mostly by himself—with some help from his lovely wife, Anna—while also working in real estate and property management and raising two beautiful daughters. Oh, and he’s one of the funniest people I know, as well as one of the smartest with money. Join us as we discuss the art of coffee, starting a business in your backyard, playing music with his wife, making smart financial decisions, and raising daughters. I’m Zach Bohannon—I make my living telling stories, but I’m also a metal head, retired drummer, avid gamer, and most importantly, a loving husband and father. Join me each week as I sit down with a fellow dad and discuss balancing a creative life with family, careers, hobbies, and all the other things guys love. This…is the Creator Dad Podcast. Join the Creator Dad Community and Discord at https://patreon.com/creatordad Links Cadence Coffee Roasters - https://cadencecoffeeroasters.com Anna Johnson – https://annajohnsonmusic.com Creator Dad – http://creatordad.life Creator Dad on Patreon – https://patreon.com/creatordad Zach Bohannon – https://zachbohannon.com
01:09:41
November 23, 2021
Carving Your Own Path and Childhood Memories with Johnny Digges
Johnny Digges is the owner of Symmetric Design, a company specializing in web and graphic design, and is the guitarist of Tulsa, Oklahoma rock band, ModernMyth. Also, we’ve known each other since we were little kids and he’s my oldest friend! Join us as we discuss Johnny leaving his job to go full-time with his own company and becoming a dad, both during the pandemic, how our own childhoods have influenced how we’re raising our kids, and using music as a creative outlet and a way to hold a bond with friends. I’m Zach Bohannon—I make my living telling stories, but I’m also a metal head, retired drummer, avid gamer, and most importantly, a loving husband and father. Join me each week as I sit down with a fellow dad and discuss balancing a creative life with family, careers, hobbies, and all the other things guys love. This…is the Creator Dad Podcast. Join the Creator Dad Community and Discord at https://patreon.com/creatordad Links Symmetric Design – https://symmetricdesign.co ModernMyth music on BandCamp - https://modernmyth.bandcamp.com ModernMyth on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/wearemodernmyth Creator Dad – http://creatordad.life Creator Dad on Patreon – https://patreon.com/creatordad Zach Bohannon – https://zachbohannon.com
01:03:26
November 16, 2021
Finding Creative Time with Five Kids with Jeff Elkins
Jeff Elkins writes thriller novels, helps other writers improve their dialogue through his company, The Dialogue Doctor, and has a full-time job. Oh yeah, and he has five kids! How does he get so much done? Join Jeff and I as we discuss the balance of writing, building a side hustle from scratch, and working a full-time day job, all while being a loving husband and father. I’m Zach Bohannon—I make my living telling stories, but I’m also a metal head, retired drummer, avid gamer, and most importantly, a loving husband and father. Join me each week as I sit down with a fellow dad and discuss balancing a creative life with family, careers, hobbies, and all the other things guys love. This…is the Creator Dad Podcast. Join the Creator Dad Community and Discord at https://patreon.com/creatordad Links The Dialogue Doctor - https://dialoguedoctor.com Jeff Elkins Thrillers and Mysteries – https://jeffelkinswriter.com Creator Dad – http://creatordad.life Creator Dad on Patreon – https://patreon.com/creatordad Zach Bohannon – https://zachbohannon.com
58:08
November 09, 2021
Welcome to the Creator Dad Podcast
The Creator Dad Podcast is coming November 9th, 2021. Join bestselling author, husband, and father, Zach Bohannon, as he sits down with fellow creative dads to discuss their creative endeavors, productivity, parenthood, marriage and relationships, sports, music, hobbies, and all the things guys love to talk about. Links: Zach Bohannon - https://www.zachbohannon.com Creator Dad - https://www.creatordad.life Creator Dad on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/creatordad
05:59
November 02, 2021