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The Show UP Dad

The Show UP Dad

By David Mendonca
As Fathers, we sometimes underestimate the influence we wield in our homes. Our Passion is to "Ignite the Fire for Father Engagement".
What would your life be like if you felt celebrated rather than merely tolerated at home?

As a father, I have experienced the void created by my absence. I know what it's like to chase success in the workplace while your family falls to second place.

This is a podcast for Hard working Fathers looking to level up the Fathering skills and be more than just a paycheck or provider for the home.
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When a Father Believes in You.
Special Guest Gianna Simone. She is an actress, model, producer and host of the Amazon Prime show,"Love,Gianna" Her Life goal is to bring hope and positive change to abused and neglected people around the world. -In this episode, Gianna talks about growing up in the foster care system. Overcoming abuse. -Having a father that never gives up on you and believes in her dreams. -Benefits of a plant based diet to correct heart decease. -Eating disorders and young women -Not giving in to peer pressure. -Not shaming our children. -And last but not least choosing not to be a victim. This is a amazing podcast with such an inspiring real life Cinderella story. "A MUST for Fathers of Daughters" INSTAGRAM @gsimone   TWITTER @gsimone1
January 24, 2022
Lineman Chronicles Vol 17 JL Ruben Rodriguez
Father and  Journeyman Lineman Ruben Rodriguez is our special guest today. -On this episode Ruben discusses how he has handled change in his life, from overcoming divorce, to life on the road, to raising successful children by showing them unconditional love. -Ruben has had to overcome many obstacles in his life, but by setting the example for his kids to see he is well on his way to raising children that will become independent adults that can handle change. -In this episode Ruben makes the connection between line work, raising children and overcoming fears associated with change. -Ruben is a true leader in our industry and Has what it takes to be a Show Up Dad .....
January 17, 2022
American Dad a retired CIA Operators perspective.
Tony  Sabio has decades of experience in the Security and Intelligence Industry from a long and distinguished career in the US Navy, US Secret Service, and Central Intelligence Agency.  Tony served under President George W. Bush with the Emergency Response Team (ERT) as a tactical K9 handler in the Special Operations Division – President Protection Detail (PPD). In 2007, Mr. Sabio was recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency to conduct High Threat collection operations against high valued targets under the prestigious National Clandestine Service, Counter-Terrorism Center (CTC). In this episode Tony shares with us about the personal struggles he had to overcome caused by his absence and sense of duty to serve the people of the USA. This is an episode you dont want to miss out. I definitely am going to have a part 2 to this....
January 10, 2022
Lineman Chronicles Volume 16 JL David Culp
Keeping up with the Culps. David Culp is a Journeyman Lineman, Husband, Father to 3 and he does all this out of his 5th wheel Trailer. In this episode we learn life lessons from David as he embarks on his fantastic journey with his family making memories as he goes. Key Takeaways: -Sharing his personal  Memories of  his father. -Leaving home at 18 and playing Div 3 baseball. -Working at a utility as an AP. -Packing up , selling his home and embarking on his adventure with his wife. Faith over Fear...... -Traveling to 46 different states and the ups and downs of trailer life. Truly a Remarkable story that I Had the privilege of hosting. This Podcast is made possible from Donations to our 5013c and our Sponsors: @line11clothing @tallmanequipment @monzingoknives @sltc99
January 03, 2022
When Father Is a Bad Word...
Our Special Guest is Dan Kuiper, he is a father, grandfather,husband, speaker, and author. Dan recently wrote the book when a father is a bad word ,and though this is a tough emotional subject for some , Dan brings great insight to this podcast  for those who have experienced father wounds. - Dan touches on some of characteristics of growing up in a Dysfunctional family. -Alcoholism and other addicted behaviors. -He discusses the fear of intimacy. -Fear of Judgement and approval seeking. -forgiveness,and personal responsibility. I hope this podcast episode brings hope to those who struggle with this pain, and that you find freedom in knowing that you are not alone.
December 27, 2021
Be a Champion in Life by Being Present in your Child's Life.
Our Special Guest is Richard Jensen. Richard used his passion for wrestling to guide and inspire a massive reincarnation. Today, Richard is a national wrestling champion, a nationally known inspirational speaker with an EMMY award winning story on ESPN with almost two decades of sobriety.  He is the Author of 'Be a Champion in Life'  Book Excerpt: I woke up from the homeless shelter gym floor and decided I needed wrestling back in my life. I knew enough to understand that if I could restructure my life around the sport of wrestling, I might have a chance for a better life. So, at the ripe age of 37, I resumed training and went back to college with a goal to not only compete on the wrestling team—but to win -Richard talks about addiction and Keeping kids accountable thru sports. -How fathers tend to get disappointed with there kids performance and start  being to hard on them. -Parents having a role on the success and demise of there kid. -Spending  enough time with  our kids to make an impact. -Super awesome podcast from a Great champion in Life every walk of life can relate to the struggle and this powerful message of perseverance and courage.
December 20, 2021
Dads are you Putting in that work?
Today our special Guest is  Curt Storring: He is a father to 3 boys, husband of 10 years, and entrepreneur. He's the founder of Dad.Work, a community, podcast, and movement helping dads become better men, partners, and fathers with, mindfulness, and relationships with other men. -Kurt talks about growing up with a divorced family and how it later effected him. -How he dealt with abandonment he felt growing up. -How acceptance of ones self and our children's identity starts at home. Curt talks about the steps he personally took to recover from being a shitty Dad. He truly believes that to be a better father you need to become a better man and heal his own wounds. His mission is to impact men and decrease the negative outcomes associated to mens mental health, including addiction, suicide, depression and anxiety. -It is time for fathers to start facing the trauma they have been caring for far to long.
December 13, 2021
IS Domestic violence Hereditary?
Today our special Guest is James Howard: James was born and raised in Glen Rose Texas. At the age of 18 he served in the air force reserves later joining the police department at age 21. Jim has decades of experience as a vice and narcotics investigator, crisis negotiation trainer, sergeant and detective. Jim founded trinity security allies in 2015 and currently works as the safety consultant for a mega church in Florida Jim Howard brings a wealth of knowledge and skill sets to safety and security working for places like the world bank in Washington D.C. and Lifelink to name a few. Jim also just finished his first book Gods unseen plan detailing the repercussions of domestic violence and about his own personal experience with it. In this Episode Jim Discusses his own personal challenges he faced growing up in a home of Domestic violence. He opens up about how His own Father shot and killed a pastor who was helping his family get thru the abuse his father was creating. This is a hard episode but at the end you will see how there is hope for change. If you or someone you know is being abused please call the  National Domestic Violence Hotline 1800 799 7233
December 06, 2021
Being a successful Father." KEY issue to our generation"
Today’s guest is Lamar Hill: He is a Clinical Social Worker, Owner of Four Elements Therapy, Author of "Are You My Daddy?" children's book. The book is aimed at lifting up all fathers, through diversity and grace. It’s not necessarily the big moments in our children’s lives that define us as fathers and make the greatest impact. Rather, all the small, unnoticed moments in between that build the strongest foundation with our kids. In this Episode Lamar covers: -How  the presence of a father or lack of one influence your decisions growing up? what influenced him to write this book “ Are you my Daddy”? How he  lifts up fathers in it? And why do you feel that dads need to be lifted why  the little things in life hold more significance in our children’s lives? He shares with us the trends and  information about the state of fatherhood in today? last but not least how society needs to stop assuming Dads do not Love their kids.
November 28, 2021
"Light Up the World" Author Sarah Reijonen
On Today"s Episode i had the privilege of interviewing Sara Reijonen,  Sarah is not only studied Journalism, but she is a proud Line wife.  Sarah Discusses how the trade her husband does allows for them to embark on amazing traveling adventures that have taken them to over 40 countries. Sarah was inspired by her husband and the freedom the line trade offers to write the book "Light Up the World" a children's  book series  that was written to ignite your child's imagination and to give them a glimpse into the life of a tradesmen. I like to take it a step further and say this would be a awesome gift that a father can use to read to his children and create  bonds at the the same time giving them inside on what daddy does when he is gone all day. "No Waste Moves" give Sarah a follow @tinytradesmenbooks and be entered to win a book giveaway. Winner will be drawn Sunday Nov 28.
November 22, 2021
Lineman Chronicles-True Grit Episode:
Our guest today is none other than Vladimir Bilik jr. Vladimir has been married to his wife Susanna for 17 years. Together they have two children, son Boston 15 years old and daughter Kaya 14 years old. Vladimir grew up helping his father run a mobile semi wash business. He then received his CDL in 1993 and drove trucks for around 20 years. His working show truck “Peterod” has been featured in numerous magazines, articles, the travel channel and even earned a spot on the cover of the Wall Street journal. Vladimir started the transition into line work in 2015 and has now earned a place as a 1st step apprentice with the Cal/Nev Joint Apprenticeship training center. Cal/Nev is deemed as the top of the food chain of all the JATC in the country. Listen in as Vladimir talks about being a role model to his children and how he shows  them that nothing in life is free, and that  you cant let fear stop you from achieving your goals.
November 14, 2021
Help for Blended Families
Blended families often face challenges that traditional families do not. These challenges come from clashing parenting styles, scheduling around each partner’s custody agreement with his or her former spouse, and the emotions toward the divorce and new partner from the children. Our Special Guest is  Joel Hawbaker. Joel is a blended family coach, an award-winning teacher, author, speaker, and frequent podcast guest who loves helping blended/stepfamilies overcome obstacles and grow by teaching them the 10 Commandments of Blended Family Life. These are universal principles that families can apply immediately to begin seeing positive changes. Joel is a divorced and remarried father of two. He currently lives in Alabama with his wife, his two daughters, and their two rescue dogs Bruiser and Butterscotch. Blended families are different and they require a unique approach in order to be successful. This podcast teaches you the two foundational principles of blended families as well as the ten commandments to follow in order to have a successful blended family. If you deal with this issue or know somebody who does this is an issue you don't want to miss.
November 07, 2021
Lineman Chron Vol 14 Journeyman Lineman Clint Kroese
Becoming a Dad will probably be one of the biggest events of your life. Making the most of anytime you have off work to get to know your children or new born baby is a great way to create lasting bonds. We have a saying in our trade,"plan your work, work your plan." *In this episode Clint talks about how becoming a father has changed him. *How he makes the most of his time when home. *The biggest challenges he has faced with a new baby. *He discusses his transition from Journeyman Lineman into a training role at the Cal/Nev training facility. * His real life application of skills learned in the trade have helped Clint navigate this new season of his life. Being  FATHER. This is a solid podcast for all hardworking blue collar Dads out there...  Remember we are more than just a paycheck.
October 31, 2021
Fire Up Your Brain Episode with special guest Trent McEntire
Our Special Guest is Trent McEntire. He has been helping people gain back their mobility for decades. Trent was born with cerebral palsy and living with  pain and stiffness everyday since he was a child led him to create cutting edge methods to help repair his pain ridden body. This has become his passion and life work. Trent shares with the audience how he grew up, hard work and dedication he learned on the farm,and how it helped to him to have grit to overcome obstacles. He shares tips and tools he uses to fire up his brain and to improve sensory input and brain speed. He shares with us his method and what brain speedball is and how we as fathers can help our children work on their hand eye coordination and engage with our children at the same time essentially killing 2 birds with 1 stone. This is an amazing episode as I  feel it will help us as fathers , train our children with sports, learning disorders, and behavioral problems aswell. The  thing i thought that was so  fascinating with Trents method is that  it can be used for tradesmen or linesmen to help develop better Neuro-movement tools right away in any situation aswell as helping those who suffer from parkinsons and MS.
October 24, 2021
Around the Dinner table, special Guest Mike Kawula
Michael Kawula is the Co-Founder of CBA Venture, the funnest profitable investment you'll ever own passively. He sold over a 100 million in products during his career as an entrepreneur and has been featured on CNN and over a 100 publications the past few years. Michael is a father to 3 amazing teenagers, a husband to an awesome wife and a mentor to Teenagers around the world showing them how to use YouTube and other Social Media platforms for good. -Mike talks to fathers about being involved and not being afraid of technology today. -He encourages dads to learn about tic-toc, to ask the hard questions, and to be a good listener to our children. Michael stresses the importance of being engaged with our children, and using the dinner table as a chance to connect and have more meaningful conversations with them. -Mike discusses his crux to making the change and being more involved in his children life, a problem I feel many a men deal with today. He talks about his decision to be more involved with his children actually saved his life and how he had called in to resign from work the day 9-11 happened, thus saving his life from going into the world trade center. This was a very fun episode to record.
October 18, 2021
Fathers are you going to leave a Legacy?
What will Happen to our families long after we are gone? This is something we as fathers don't want to really talk or think about. Some of us fathers have professions in which we might not come home if we or someone else make a mistake.  I know I'am guilty of never giving this much thought, What are our last words to our kids? what bit of advice or wisdom would you leave them? Our guest Blake Brewer is on a mission to help fathers write a Legacy Letter to their children. His "why"was born out of a tragic accident that claimed the very life of his hero....His father. As  he dealt  with the grief and shock  of having just watched his father drown, Blakes mother found some letters that his father had been writing to him and his siblings. Which started, "Dear Blake".  On a simple sheet of paper, his father shared his thoughts, wisdom, and encouragement which has continued to help Blake through his life. Blake Inspires dads to use a tool like a letter to connect with their children. "Our words are so powerful. We're competing with the rest of the world and the world is screaming at our children." -Blake Brewer
October 11, 2021
Challenges Dads Face...
Special Guest Kent Evans, The executive director and co -Founder of Manhood Journey Podcast. He has appeared on radio,television and web outlets alike. He has spoken at parenting and men's events ad he's authored 2 books. Kent discusses 6 common challenges that fathers run into. He talks about the trends and the state of fatherhood today, Why he thinks fatherhood is under attack,and why more men don't seek out advice when it comes to being a father. Kent answers why he thinks fathers tend  to be avoidant when dealing with their families. This info  going to be super beneficial is becoming a better father.
October 06, 2021
As Fathers we are Extraordinary Men
Special Guest Ryan Horn, CEO of Academy for Extraordinary men. Ryan Mission is to help men rise up as powerful leaders and become the man they were created to be so they can lead their family, Businesses, and themselves to success and fulfillment. Ryan opens up about his success, His Drive for betterment and self improvement, and the struggles he had to go thru to get were he is. He talks about overcoming fear and a limited mindset that keeps people in bondage. He talks about true fulfillment,and the passion that drives it. How to overcome the feeling of being overwhelmed by change.
September 27, 2021
"Fatherless to Free" Episode. Special guest Jamie Brenden
Jamie Brenden is a former executive in the communications industry. She is also the founder of the Fatherless to Free Movement where she is a wellness coach who shares her experience about raising children as a single mother.  - She talks about the impact of a fatherless home, and how single mothers are taking on a role they were never meant to have. -She opens up about the guilt mothers carry from a fatherless household. -What wives can do to uplift and encourage their husbands to be more than a paycheck. -She talks about her childhood, her relationship with her father, and how his influence on her helped shaped her identity and also the way she chose a husband. -Jamie gets real on here as she answers the pivotal question of why her need for acceptance overrode the red flags she saw in her husband. This was an awesome podcast that will help both men and women alike and shed some light on faithlessness.  
September 19, 2021
Fathers, It is Not How you Start, But How you Finish ! Dave Powell Interview
Special Guest David Powell, He is currently an owner and partner at Southeast Lineman Training Center, a nationally recognized trade school specializing in training electrical and communications lineworkers. He is also co-founder and co-creator of Woodwalkers. This documentary series shares the real-life journey of men and women searching for a meaningful and rewarding career in the electrical utility industry. David has been married to his bride, Tami Powell, for 21 years, and they have two boys Preston (18) and Hudson (14). -David talks about the challenges  he faced having a step Dad, and a biological Dad. -Their difference in their fathering and what he learned from them both. He shares How he balanced commitment and success with his home life? -What hurdles he faced and how he  overcame them? -He explains how his family was supportive of his  decisions to Transition full time  into the Seltc training facility. -He shares about his worry he had making the sacrifices for a better life his  family. -Dave Talks about the South East Lineman training facility and the men and women they hope to inspire and prepare for a glorious future in the trades. -He expands on what it’s like to finish strong, leading people, and taking ownership, skills he obtained from veteran Navy Seals.
September 13, 2021
Being a good Father, is being a Whole Father.
Our Guest today is none other than  Charles Catchings He is the founder and host of The Barbershop Group and Podcast. He works as an addictions counselor and he is a father to 7 children as well as a vocal mental health advocate for men. -Charles tackles major issues he sees plaguing the inner city communities that keeps men from being present in the lives of the children. -In his work as a addictions counselor, he talks about how he has seen father wounds contribute to addictions. -What is an important tool to overcome addiction? -He gives advice for fathers coming from adversity to overcome and be better. -Charles shares some mistakes he has seen fathers make in the lives of their children. Super blessed to have Charles on the podcast as he is very knowledgeable and has a heart to serve men and help them become whole.
September 06, 2021
Lineman Chronicles Vol 13" Making up for Lost Time"
Michael J Loya is a Journeyman Lineman working in California. He has been married for 23 years, and has 4 kids: With the oldest being 26 and the youngest being 5. Like so many of us we take for granted, that in a moment of time it can all be taken away. Mike shares with us the way he grew up with his dad.  How good or bad his relationship was with his father. Mike shares with us about his career as a Lineman. How a  tragic night in Feb 2006 forever altered his Life as he knew it. Telling his kids goodbye. Owning up to his mistakes as a man, and taking full responsibility of his choice. Mike is a living example of second chances and overcoming.
August 29, 2021
Teaching our children how to hear the voice of God.
In this Episode we welcome Pastor Neal Reyes from Champions walk Ministries. Neal has been a married for 23 years and is the father of 4 children. -In this episode, Pastor Neal stresses the importance of teaching our children how to hear from God. -He talks about how to develop your faith. -what faith is. -How to help our children better defend what they believe. Whether you are a religious free agent  or not  we need to teach our kids the importance of spirituality, morality, faith and hope.
August 29, 2021
"Fathers U Matter" with special Guest Bobby Petrocelli
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Bobby Petrocelli- Speaker, Author, Educator, Coach Bobby Petrocelli's story is one of personal triumph and hope following a devastating tragedy in his life. One night he went to bed in suburban America, a happy man with a loving wife. But when he woke up dazed in his kitchen, his wife was dead and his life forever changed. The pickup truck that crashed through his bedroom wall was driven by a man who was more than twice legally drunk. Bobby often shares how he fought through the darkness to triumph; how he drew upon his faith and friends; and how he came to love again. As a high school teacher and coach, his love for youth inspired him to take his dramatic story to audiences nationwide. He is the author of several books, including 10 seconds Will Change Your Life Forever. He is now a motivational speaker who shares with people of all ages about the power of their decisions and how to build a strong foundation for their lives. His coaching background and expertise with youth have made him one of the top communicators in his field.
August 29, 2021
Fear of Abandonment and the pain of rejection growing up without a Dad.
Special Guest Pastor Ray Hurst speaks to unlock what we Fathers have experienced in our childhood that causes us not to reach our potential as Great Fathers. By touching peoples hearts and filling them with love,Ray has helped thousands feel wanted as a son or daughter and be able to receive Love from their Heavenly Father. 
August 29, 2021
Th Father Effect Special Guest John Finch
John Finch is the founder of The Father Effect Ministries. He is also the creator and storyteller of The Father Effect Movie and Book.  His mission is to help men become the fathers God created them to be and build a great legacy for the generations that follow them.  He has been married for 25 years to his wife, Michelle, and has 3 amazing daughters, Ellie, Brooke, and Sydney. John seeks to break down the barriers that prevent men and women from addressing deep rooted anger and hurt from the wounds they have suffered in this life by candidly and openly sharing his story, his failings, and his path to a new way of life.  John’s mission is to educate, encourage and equip men to become the fathers they were created to be, and to help men walk in daily awareness of their significant and lifelong influence as fathers.  Through The Father Effect Movie, John shares stories and messages that will move viewers to a new awareness about the everlasting impact of fathers and the importance of forgiveness and openness in the relationships of this world.
August 22, 2021
LIneman Chronicles with Special Guest Ryan Lucas of PowerLine Podcast.
Join Us as we Host Ryan Lucas, a journeyman Lineman and Host of the Powerline Podcast. Ryan Discusses how his father showed him how to relate to people. How to try and make every moment count with our children. Teach them how to be starters, and to have the fortitude to finish. How he recognized a learning disorder in his son. For every action is a reaction and we need to show up for our children. ADD is not a disability and how labels are detrimental. Apprentice, master relationship. Self development and many other wonderful tips on how to be a better Dad, Tradesmen. We believe leadership starts at the home.
August 13, 2021
Topic: Neglect from Fire Fighter Kyle Conforti
Today's special Guest is none other that Sea of Mud Apparel founder Kyle Conforti. They Believe that America is not just a country, but an idea. Kyle is a Husband and a father to 1 son and another child on the way. He has been in the 1st responder business going on 12 years and recently works for the Orange County Fire authority as a fire fighter/paramedic. Key Takeaways: - Our role as a father. -Learning to control our emotions. - Good and Bad work ethic. - Blue Collar work. - Unrelenting Love for his wife. -How he maintains a Unified front with spouse. -Being Fit for Duty for our jobs and as Dads. -Work Life Balance. -Remembering the good and the bad. -His realization that our time is short, and How he wants to write a letter to his children. Kyle exemplifies what it is to be a Show Up Dad and we are honored to showcase his story.
August 08, 2021
lineman Chronicles Volume 12 Tony Bravo "Forged Champion"
Tony has recently been showcased on the critically acclaimed show forged in Fire where he won the title of champion. Apart from being the shows champion , He is a single dad of two girls. Carissa 23 and Toni 18. He has spent 20 years in the Line Trade where he started out his career as a contractor and gave them 9 years. He later went on to Southern California Edison were he has been for the past 11 years. Tony is currently the Operations Supervisor for the Ontario District. CA Today he is going to share with us what it took to become a Show Up Dad. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Key Takeaways: -How has having a hobby helped you to be a better Father? -How hard was it raising 2 daughters? -What are some of the mistakes you made that you can share with us? -How he was able to stay connected to his daughters. -How he was able to become their hero. -How big of an influence a father has on his daughters, and how they view men. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This podcast is made possible thru donations from listeners like you and our partners : -Line11 clothing company making apparel for our 1st responders  with a positive message for patriots that you can be proud of. A proceed of the cost goes to helping our foundation Ignite the Fire for Father Engagement. Give them a follow @line11clothing on Instagram -Monzingo knives, Each knife is created with craftsmanship that only a tradesman could provide. Find them on Instagram @monzingoknives and get your American made Monzingo knife today. -Tallman Equipment- Where they Pride themselves on equipping their customers with the tools they need to get the job done right. They are dedicated to set the standard for quality,convenience and reliability. Check out their new website at
August 01, 2021
The State of the Nation Episode California Gov Candidate Joseph Luciano
On this Episode I interview Joseph Luciano who is running as a candidate for California Governor. Joseph currently resides in San Diego with his amazing wife and two lovely children. His three points of focus as a candidate are the first, second and fifth amendments. Joseph shares how things have changed in California from his childhood to now. How his relationship was with his father growing up. How he plans to protect the state of California from tyrannical leadership like Maxine and Pelosi. What he thinks about critical race theory being pushed into the school curriculum. What is coming down in legislation that is against families. He talks about unions, the deep state, proud boys, BLM and Hitler youth curriculum. He discusses his  plan that would help alleviate the homeless problem plaguing blue states. This is a very Informative Podcast!!!!!
July 26, 2021
True working class Hero Lineman Chronicles vol 11
On this episode we welcome Ben Holmes, aka working class zero13 on instagram. Ben is a journeyman Lineman with 10 years in the trade out of local 66. He is a Husband and a father to 2 girls. Ben is currently tramping out of San Francisco , CA Ben gives us an overview of his upbringing and his relationship with his father. He talks about Self awareness, how his father and him connected. Shame and self reflection. His battle with addiction. How he justified being in an altered state. Overcoming the monster and learning how to cope with pain from his past. How he Is Intentional with his children, and how he makes life work for him and his family with the help of his wife. And last but not least, what it takes for him to be a Show Up Dad.
July 19, 2021
Masculinity and Shame Episode
Special Guest Dr.Stephan Poulter the author of The Father Factor, The Shame Factor, and How to Father Your Son. He has practiced as a clinical psychologist specializing in family relationships for more than 25 years. Episode takeaways How is shame linked to toxic masculinity What is shame a symptom of Dr. Stephan Poulter explains how healthy masculinity can be manly How to teach our children to be accepting and model healthy masculinity Is masculinity being feminized and why? This podcast is brought to you by our sponsors and listeners like you. LINE 11 CLOTHING COMPANY- making apparel for our first responders with a positive message for patriots that you can be proud of. Instagram @line11clothing MONZINGO KNIVES- Each knife is created with craftsmanship that only a tradesman can provide. Get your american made MONZINGO KNIFE today. Instagram @monzingoknives TALLMAN EQUIPMENT CO. INC. - They pride themselves on equipping their customers with the tools they need to get the job done right. They are dedicating to setting the standard for quality, convenience and reliability, check them out at
July 12, 2021
The importance of being a Role Model with Journeyman Lineman Jake Meeks
On this Episode we welcome Jake Meeks a General Foreman at Asplundh Contruction. He is a Journeyman Lineman with the skills and determination that was forged thru adversity. In this episode, he talks about growing up with a single mom, parents divorce and the effects it had on him as a young strapping lad growing up in Southern California. Jake saw the need for mentors in his adversity, and as a young man of integrity he has strives to be a mentor and  positive role model to others around him. Jake believes in giving people a hand up, not a hand out. To help grow young men in the same predicaments he had to go thru. He not only talks the talk, but Jake walks the walk and I am extremely grateful to see this young man develop into such a positive influence. Join us as Jake talks about commitment his mother showed him, having positive mentors in his life, and being a man of Integrity.
July 05, 2021
"Positive and Negative effects of Pride" Recorded Live in California
Special Guest "California Lineworks" Raul Guardado  Raul is a Journeyman Lineman in the trade for 24 years and is now the director for T&D Operations at Sturgeon Electric California. He has been married for 18 years, and has one beautiful daughter Madison who is 11. This Episode is special as we recorded it live at California Line studios compliments of Raul and his team. The takeaways of this discussion are: What Raul does to be a Show Up Dad. How he stays  Intentional Committed Responsible at home and also how he utilizes the core principles of our foundation at work. Raul and I discuss the positives and negatives of having pride, different scenarios he has seen and the effects that arrogance disguised as pride has led to disaster. Join us as we have an amazing discussion about the industry, the importance of family and how we were raised has shaped us as men.  
June 27, 2021
"REEL Fathers Rights" Divorced Dads with Mark Reel JR
Mark Reel is a Father of 3 1/2 year old twins in Southern California where he also is a family law attorney whose main focus is on representing fathers. Prior to Law Firm Mark spent a decade in the  Sports and Fitness industry where he worked for multiple major league baseball franchises and one of the biggest fitness brands in the country. His devotion to fighting for the rights of Fathers has led him to be successful in Southern California and also on the political level. Divorced Dads Topic Takeaways: Mistakes fathers make within first 90 days of divorce. Keeping the best interest for children by not acting out in Anger. Realizing that fear is a primary emotion not anger. Needing a support system to get thru this. Child support, dealing with teenagers, and where the bias of the court system comes from. This is an exclusive * Episode for all Dads struggling with Divorce*
June 22, 2021
Lineman Chronicles Vol 10 Lane Price Interview
Lane is a Journeyman Lineman with over 20  years experience in the trade.  He is a proud father of 2 boys and 1 daughter. Lane loves to share his extensive love for God, Country, Family, and Linework. Life is not a sprint, it is a marathon of Hurdles and curves. In this Episode Lane talks about hurdles he had to overcome or is overcoming in his life as a man, a father, and a Journeyman Lineman. Lane's story is of childhood heartbreak. Having a hardworking loving father and mother. Lane talks about the time he died on the operating table from an overdose and his addiction to pain pills to numb the agony he was feeling. This is an Episode of triumph and heartbreak from a man who had no quit in him My hats off to this man for opening up about so many things that will help Blue collar men from around the globe. Gods Plan is," For Purpose, ON Purpose,and With Purpose."
June 14, 2021
Diego Molinar Journeyman Apparel Episode
In this episode I am pleased to welcome none other than Diego Molinar of Journeyman Apparel and Clothing. Diego has been a journeyman electrician for 15 years, he has been married for 13 years and has two children, a boy and a girl.  In this episode Diego shares his family dynamic growing up. -What role his father played in his development. -The difficulties he had to overcome as a father trying to run a small business. -How he keeps from being complacent in his marriage and with his children. -How he finds balance in work and home life. -What he does to make a positive impact with his kids. -Being a union organizer and the future of the union.
June 07, 2021
Memorial Day Episode Honoring Benjamin L Sebban
In this Episode we Interview Greg Cintron, a Licensed marriage and family therapist, A EMDR provider, who has worked with  Sexual Trauma victims since 2009. Greg feels honored to have worked with  the very best both on and off the battle field.  Greg shares with us the story of chasing down Hi value targets with task force 20, who were assigned to kill Kusay and Uday Hussein. He talks about How Ben was  a mentor and a role model to him, And how the way he lived set the standard of what it means to be a Show Up Dad.
June 01, 2021
Lineman Chronicles Volume 9 Special Guest Adam Wysong Journeyman Lineman
Our special Guest is Adam Wysong ,a Journeyman Lineman of 21 years, a Husband and a father of 2 Boys ages 16 and 17. On his Episode Adam talks about being an effective father to his 2 sons while being on the road. His early career as a BMX racer, Playing Football with Bryan Urlacher,and his attempt at being a teacher before transitioning into linework. Instilling Respect and teaching courtesy. Adam recalls trying to discipline over the phone a few thousand miles away, and how hard it was to convey that message to his sons. The  moment he realized he was being selfish in chasing his dreams to better his family. How he made he shift to be intentional with them and started to make memories on the road as they visited. He shares how his boy caught his 1st fish at a pond in the trailer park they were staying at, and how proud he was. He also shares with us his thoughts on working at a utility, and how being home has been better for his family dynamic. Adam opens up on the  regret  he feels for missing out on all the little things like saying good night to his sons, or kissing his wife goodnight Adams story is one coming into a full circle of an illustrious career to becoming a Show Up DAD.
May 24, 2021
The "Origin" of the Show up Dad
Join me as I had the privilege of hosting my Beautiful Wife (Jennie) on the Podcast. She shares in her words her near death experience that happened Dec 25 2018. Jennie's story gives encouragement to not only just Linewives but to a fraternity of wives whose husbands have to travel for work. Her perspective on what they go through is refreshing and an eye opener... She also tells from her perspective what it is that she sees me struggle with in our marriage and as a father. Join us as we share lessons that we learned in our life as a Blue Collar family striving for the American Dream.
May 17, 2021
Lineman Chronicles Volume 8 special Guest: Low Drag Linehand very own Kevin C
On this Episode Kevin talks about his life as a Journeyman Lineman. Lessons learned from his father Being Real with your kids no sugar coating. Grass Not being greener on the other side. How Family is the only thing that matters. Learning to Say NO What he learned from a Straight laced Lineman as a role Model. This episode is brought to you by our sponsors  Line 11 clothing co. Monzingo Knives and our partners California Line works  KDAZ   Conservative TALK RADIO 96.9 OTA channel 20.6  whose mission is to inform, educate, challenge and inspire every listener. Serving >700,000 metro listeners.
May 10, 2021
You can make a comeback no Matter were you are at. Special Guest Mark Jennison
Mark Jennison is a man on a mission to impact the world positively with his personal story of overcoming addiction. -Mark Talks about the effects he witnessed as a child. -Difference Between Alcoholism and Binge Drinking. -Poor Choices -How these vices are symptoms not problems. -The vicious cycle of substance abuse. -alcoholism is a form of child abuse. -Sedating as a father to numb the pain. -how he recovered by being dedicate and focused. -How we need to make daily deposits into our children. -How we need to SHOW UP as DADS. "Mark Brings so much value in this episode. Short and to the point" -anonymous-  
April 25, 2021
Understanding Grief with Della Marth"LIneMamma"
On this Episode we deal with the topic of grief, what it is, and what Della had to do to overcome the grief of loosing her son Brandon. Della is the strong woman behind the "Brothers Keeper" Movement. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Key Takeaways: How she raised to children as a single parent. The effects of an absent Father. Brandons Story - The Loss of a child The Why behind her movement that keeps her going strong. Loosing her Identity in the tragedy and how she re found it thru the loss. Regrets,Choices and Looking Back in retrospect what she would of done different. Accepting a loss does not mean you get over it. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Their is no right or wrong way to grieve, and their is no timetable. if you recognize these symptoms in yourself or someone else, please seek help. 1-800-662-4357 National HelpLine. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Once again Thank you from the Show Up Dad Foundation and Podcast a Non Profit 5013c "Igniting the Fire for Father Engagement" and our sponsors at Line 11 Clothing, Monzingo Knives, The Modern Day Tradesmen, California Line Works, and Onfire Ministries.  
April 19, 2021
Recognizing Burnout with Special Guest Adria Sullivan
Adria Sullivan a Licensed Profesional Counselor,LCMHC Verified by Psychology Today. She specializes in NEUROFeedBack, a natural method of regulating the brain so its functions in a healthier manner and decreases problematic symptoms. Adria  Deep Dives into the topic of Burnout and how to recognize the signs before it is to late. Join us she discusses the key things to look for, How this very thing had effected her husband , and how to combat it before it is to late. This is an Episode that you will not want to miss.
April 05, 2021
BLESSED AND UNSTOPPABLE special guest Dr Billy Alsbrooks
DR Billy ALsbrooks  is on a mission to  impact a billion people. His On-fire motivational speaking has been educating,motivating, and empowering people with the tools and strategies needed to overcome and go from living a life with limits to being Blessed and Unstoppable. Join us on this Podcast as he discusses his personal struggles with an addict for a father, to his 7 year battle with anxiety and PTSD. Billy will encourage you regardless of what field you are in. 
March 29, 2021
Lineman Chronicles Volume 6 Felix Archibeque of of Something Obscene CO.
Join felix as he discuses his transition from Tramp Transmission Lineman to Successful entrepreneur and Founder of the Something Obscene CO. Key Takeaways: How a mans reputation is judged by the quality of his work. The Importance of His father in his Life. The struggles he has to overcome with his child custody. And How having and sharing a vision with the family determines your direction. Something obscene can be followed on Instagram and Facebook. They specialize in Hi Quality knifes, mementos and now are in a collaboration with Dixxon Flannels to bring you a one of a kind Flannel for Tradesmen.
March 21, 2021
Melinda Wenner Moyer Author of How to raise Kids who aren't Assholes.
In this Episode we welcome Melinda Moyer,  As an  award winning science journalist, and a New York Times contributor, She was asked to investigate and address an array of parenting questions. Join us as she discusses her book, the message social media is conveying to our children, and How to raise children that are kind and generous.
March 15, 2021
Complacency Kills, with special guest Cyril Ontaii of CBS Tuff as nails season 2 Fame.
Cyril is a Journeyman Lineman  a Husband and Father of 2. Recently he was apart of the highly acclaimed television show Tuff as Nails  2.  As a competitor he had a chance to represent Hawaii and electrical Lineman  across the world. Join us as he discusses how and what he does to keep from getting complacent at the work place and more importantly at the home.  Cyril gives us  his take on work ethic, home life and the sacrifices we make as fathers.
March 09, 2021
Takes a Real Man to Handle his Responsibilities....Teen Fathers Topic.
Whats the Biggest challenge we are facing in America today? a lack of of fatherhood and the role that dads are playing in the lives of their families across the country. In this episode we welcome Special Guest Johnny Wilson From Fathers 🔺Their mission and purpose is to provide support, resources, and skills to promote healthy and responsible fathering in young families. 🔺Topic “Teen Fathers Key Takeaways♦️ 🔺what are the low expectations that many have of young  fathers? 🔺What Disadvantages do they face? 🔺How does pessimistic views from their peers effect their views of fatherhood. 🔺How do you help them develop positive keystone habits that promote Father Engagement ? 🔺what do you do to help them identify significant barriers to being involved?
March 02, 2021
Incarcerated Fathers, The Forgotten Parent Episode: Brandon Veronesi
Brandon Veronesi ,a former street gang member,A Dirty White Boy Prison affiliate, and a Resident of Cook County Correctional Facility. Brandon was just like every kid out their, good athlete, driven to succeed.etc.. without a role model Brandon turned to the streets to find meaning, to find acceptance he did not receive from his father. Brandon was looking at a 25 year stretch and had to decide to be a father like he never had or to continue on his path of self destruction.  Join us ad he talks about the obstacles he had to overcome to be an engaged,committed, responsible Dad.
February 23, 2021
FatherHood can Trigger PTSD in Men, Andy Marr Former Green Beret Journey from the brink.
Fathers are 40 percent more likely to experience symptoms of PTSD than men without children. That's bad news for children. For many people with PTSD, avoidance is seen as a means of managing symptoms by removing themselves from stressful situations. individuals with PTSD often view power, trust, control, and intimacy in a warped fashion, leading to violent conflict with romantic partners and family members, and can cause a father to misinterpret a child’s harmless behaviors as imminent threats. “When kids are active they can misbehave, and it can cause difficulties in how parents interpret that behavior as if it’s on purpose, when really it’s just kids being kids. Our Special Guest Sergeant First Class Andrew Marr is a Special Forces Green Beret, Co-Founder of Warrior Angels Foundation, and co-author of Tales From the Blast Factory: A Brain Injured Special Forces Green Beret's Journey Back FromThe Brink. His book is being made into a full feature documentary titled Quiet Explosions. In this Episode Andy discusses How his family was effected by both  TBI and Ptsd, he discusses the difference between the 2  and how they can be co -related. Andy overcame his struggle by Finding his identity which was to be a better Husband and Father, he decided he was going to do whatever it took to became the man he used to be before this debilitation. Andys story of his grit and valor on and off the field will bring listeners encouragement as he opens up about his personal struggle with his brain injury and his journey back from the Brink.
February 16, 2021
The Line Fit Episode
Dr. Dave Paczkowski, a physical therapist by degree but strength coach by nature, dives into helping busy men get strong, feel confident, and level up their life. Most men have lost their physical and mental edge that is keeping them from living out their full potential. On This Episode Dave Talks Ergonomics, exercise, and chronic pain associated with Lineman in the Trade, in an attempt to  educate us on correcting  the areas that might shorten our careers. Fathers our Children need us to be at our best. 
February 09, 2021
From Darkness to Light Episode
Special Guest Hassan Daniel, Founder and CEO of the Father Factory, will discuss fathers with childhood histories of sexual abuse and how they can heal and become the fathers they want to be and their families need them to be. The trauma that results from sexual abuse is a syndrome that affects not just the victim and their family, but all of society. Because sexual abuse, molestation, and rape are such shame-filled events, our culture tends to suppress information about them. Some of the most startling statistics unearthed during research into sexual abuse are that children are three times as likely to be victims of rape than adults, and that stranger abuse constitutes by far the minority of cases. It is more likely for a child to experience sexual abuse at the hands of a family member or another supposedly trustworthy adult. By far the most common effect of sexual abuse is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Symptoms can extend far into adulthood and can include withdrawn behavior, reenactment of the traumatic event, avoidance of circumstances that remind one of the event, and physiological hyper-reactivity
February 02, 2021
Lineman Chronicles Volume 5 Matt Moeller INTERVIEW A Fathers Sacrifice.
Matt Moeller is a Lineman with over 14 years experience in both the Construction and utility industry. He is the founder  of Divergent Alliance  a diverse, veteran-owned utility supplier, They  are  51 percent owned, operated, and controlled by veterans of the armed forces.  They  are considered a Tier 1 supplier because they provide tools and equipment directly to the utility workers and linemen who need them. Matt Discusses the Pitfalls he encountered being on the road, a swell as the sacrifices a tradesmen makes for his family. From missing holidays, birthdays, etc... to having to make the ultimate sacrifice, family over career.  Join us as we discuss similar experiences that Hardworking Fathers can relate to. 
January 26, 2021
Daddy Saturday Special Guest Justin Batt
Our Special Guest Justin Batt, Shares his (Why?) to  become an international movement to restore fatherhood and put an end to fatherlessness. Justin has built a father focused brand that includes a TEDx, the Daddy Saturday book, an Alexa Skill, the DadBOSS digital masterclass, KidBOSS a coaching platform for fatherless kids and an international non-profit. Justin’s a prolific entrepreneur and consults in the healthcare, publishing, personal brand development and executive fatherhood coaching. He’s been married to his wife Heather (the better entrepreneur in the family) for 15 years and they are raising their 4 children on a farm outside Nashville, TN. Husband & Father  | Fatherhood Disruptor | Healthcare Innovator | TEDx & International Speaker | Author | OCR Athlete
January 19, 2021
A Father Duty! With Retired Navy Seal Jason Gardner of Echelon Front.
Today we have the honor to have Jason Gardner Retired Navy Seal Combat Veteran.  Jason  talks about The duties we have to our families, why fathers fail, and How we can implement a strategy forged on the battlefield to better euip our children in these perilous times. My special Guest brings insight sought after by business men and leaders from around the world. In the spirit of over delivering to our listeners we bring it to you.  The Show Up Dad
January 15, 2021
Fathers Take care of yourself, they need you.
It is never to late to start taking care of your children's hero. In the eyes of your child you are bigger than life. Too many men are raised to not care for themselves and to sacrifice their own health as they care for others. On this episode we get useful tips from A REGISTERED NURSE about cardiovascular health and the do's and dont's. Martha  hahs kieffer  has over 30 years of experience in cardiac care and education. For a free Heart Risk assessment and healthy heart education visit her  at Or call CONTACT HER BY PHONE AT 480-987-2772 TO GET SCHEDULED TODAY.
January 12, 2021
Technology vs Nature you decide whats best...
In this episode AJ Howard from Unbound Pursuit discusses Outdoor activities and how they are essential for our kids. It is said we are raising the 1st digital natives.  Today kids are digitally connected at rates that weren't even comprehendable 20 years ago. Teens are consuming 9 hrs of media daily on average. The american Academy of pediatrics is now   recommending limiting  the amount of exposure our children have to games, television etc.. Join us as we deep dive into this topic as we bring you alarming stats , that hopefully help you make a decision to what is the appropriate amount of media your kids should consume. and remember a Committed dad makes adjustments to be aware of  all things that maybe harmful to our children
January 08, 2021
Lineman Chronicles Volume 4 THE Father Factor Tailboard.
Special Guest Eugene Gloudeman Journeyman Lineman Local 47  Line 11 Clothing company Comes Back to discuss takeaways from The  Father Factor  Episode starring Dr Stephen Poulter  a licensed clinical family psychologist. To put it in laymen terms for us Tradesmen, he  practices mental and behavior health care.  He helps us to  figure out why we do the things we do, He  identify's problems: -mental -emotional  -behavioral  that sometimes go unchecked for decades and cause issues in our lives with spouse, children, friendships, work ...etc... in this Episode we dissect the meat from the podcast and share it with you Tradesmen to help you Level up in all areas of your life..
January 06, 2021
Lineman Chronicles volume 3. Developing a 'Best Practices' Father Briefing.
This week Join me as Journeyman Lineman Will Monzingo returns to this Podcast  to really break down the dynamics of a Fathers Influence. Get  inside perspective from  Line hands  and Listen as we discuss potential hazards, review father procedures  and address our own pitfalls.
January 02, 2021
The" Father Factor" with DR Stephan Poulter
Join us as Dr Stephen Poulter  a renowned Los Angeles based clinical psychologist with over 30 years of experience  gives us sound advice on what are children need most to become healthy,productive adults. Love-Acceptance-Understanding. "we don't but a house without a thermostat", " So don't send our Boys into the world without the confidence that they are Loved ,accepted and understood". "Think about what you wanted from your dad, and give it to them".
December 29, 2020
Values that a father teaches his kids special Guest Andy Aranda
Listen up as Andy Aranda Plumber and Owner at pure Plumbing LV, Entrepreneur and founder of the Modern Day Tradesmen Brand.  He Discusses lessons he learned from Tradesmen before him and how he instills those core values  to his children and  his 50 employees. Andy also shares how the same  lessons  have helped him not only be successful, but live a life of significance. Andy is living every day the Legacy he wants to leave.
December 26, 2020
The "INFLUENCE" we wield as Fathers with Nathan Padilla
Nathan Padilla is a licensed counselor with La Familia Mental Health Services.. When a young man becomes a father before he is ready, Padilla is there to mentor him and teach him how to be the kind of father he truly wants to be. Padilla says “As a single father who started in recovery I can see where these young men are coming from.” Drug-addicted and living without any focus or purpose, Padilla found out as a teen he was going to be a father. The thought of not being there to raise his son was enough to scare Padilla straight. Over the past 17 years, Padilla has earned a few college degrees, and raised a son who makes him more than proud. Nathan truly understands that many members of society have never learned how to deal with painful emotions, how to believe in themselves, what to expect from participating in the political process and how to get things done within it, or how to maintain a sense of self when things get tough. “We address generations of problems, and we help people to develop new ways of being. This is not rehabilitation, this is habilitation.” Padilla says, “Everybody has unique handling instructions.
December 21, 2020
How often do you find yourself misunderstood, frustrated and the losing end of an argument? Join us as we speak to Jeremy Nicks, a recently retired but active certified hostage and crisis negotiator and communications expert. Jeremy utilizes his skills to help other men level up in their health and wealth through habit formation and process development. He is a father of 2 Boys and is determined to lead by example to show them that you can build a successful life without sacrificing your values or the  people you care about most.
December 17, 2020
Lineman Chronicles Volume 2 with Eugene Gloudeman
Gene is a Loving father of  4 beautiful children,a Husband and a Significant Tradesmen.  What separates Gene from many is his ability to adapt and overcome. Join us as he shares insights on how to overcome obstacles in marriage, in fathering and in Life. When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change..... Contact info for Eugene Gloudeman : line-1-1 Clothing   #line11clothing  Eugene and Shawna are committed to providing quality clothing with a positive message to patriots and Heroes.
December 08, 2020
The Lineman Chronicles Volume 1
Join me as we  dive deep  into the perils of life on the road with a 23 year veteran IBEW Journeyman lineman Will Monzingo. He  discusses the pitfalls of living a life on the road and how it affected his family dynamic as a Husband and a father. Will discusses how a good leader owns up to his faults, and his short comings. No one is born a perfect Father,but through being intentional,committed, and responsible we can become better.....
December 05, 2020