F*ck Is Our Mantra: Life Conversations with Richard & Steve

F*ck Is Our Mantra: Life Conversations with Richard & Steve

By Richard and Steve
When was the last time life slapped you back into reality? "F*ck Is Our Mantra" offers a real and honest look at what life serves you and learning how to carve your own space in this world, tackling the challenges while embracing the life as it comes at you - all with hilarious stories, great food and craft coffee.
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Dear 20-Year-Old ...
We've both been through a lot and thought it would be fun to turn-back the clock and talk to our 20-year old selves. Oh, and thank goodness Morgan is okay and thanks to Switchfoot for a great show last week!  We also quote Will & Grace in this episode ... and it's a lesson about setting yourself up to be ready for the good things in life instead of focusing on getting them.  If you have more questions send us a message on social media: http://instagram.com/richardandsteve or http://twitter.com/fuckisourmantra
 and you can learn more about Steve here: http://lifeasdaddy.com and Richard here: http://richarddedor.com. 
42:27
October 11, 2019
Vomit and Dating (But not at the same time)
What a week it has been! We dealt with vomit from two of the three of us. And since we just celebrated our fourth wedding anniversary, we thought it would be fun to talk about dating before each other. Trust us, there are some doozies in here.  If you have more questions send us a message on social media: http://instagram.com/richardandsteve or http://twitter.com/fuckisourmantra
 and you can learn more about Steve here: http://lifeasdaddy.com and Richard here: http://richarddedor.com. 
48:07
September 27, 2019
Travel, Intoxication, Send Help! (Redux!)
Don't get on Steve's bad side. (We're talking about you Similac and Hy-Vee.) We also tell some personal stories from 9/11. With the 9/11 anniversary, we both got to thinking about our love of New York City and wanted to share some of that with you. We love to travel (currently planning our next trip!), have enjoyed a few drinks in our day (Steve's story here folks you don't want to miss it!), and we ask for your help in planning our next trip. Connect with us on Instagram or Twitter: http://instagram.com/richardandsteve / http://twitter.com/fuckisourmantra
 Meet Steve: http://lifeasdaddy.com Meet Richard: http://richarddedor.com 
41:46
September 13, 2019
The Streets of Heaven
After a two-week hiatus, we come with *bonus* fucks of the week and a major fuck of the week for you! We have an adoption update (YAY!) and we talk about September 11 and its impact on Richard's political life and our lives today.  If you have more questions send us a message on IG or TW:  http://instagram.com/richardandsteve http://twitter.com/fuckisourmantra
 Meet Steve: http://lifeasdaddy.com Meet Richard: http://richarddedor.com  Check out Gen2Gen: http://www.richarddedor.com/podcasts/gen2gen-podcast/
38:55
August 30, 2019
Preview: Gen2Gen Podcast (Hosted by Richard)
In lieu of a new F*ck is our Mantra episode comes this preview episode of Richard's latest project, Gen2Gen: Conversation with Perspective. This year is the 18-year anniversary of September 11, 2001, and Richard brings together five people of unique backgrounds and ages to talk about that day. It's a unique and new look at one of America's darkest days.  Subscribe Here: http://www.richarddedor.com/podcasts/gen2gen-podcast/
08:44
August 16, 2019
The Hot Seat Welcomes Richard
Now Richard is on the "hot seat" with Steve asking all the questions (including some from the audience)! We find out Richard wanted to be an astronaut, loves Taco Tico ($1.09 tacos!), and picks books over music. (Yes, Steve is still praying for Richard.)  We dive into coming out, his three most influential people, and a final lesson for himself and you.  If you have more questions send us a message on IG or TW:  http://instagram.com/richardandsteve http://twitter.com/fuckisourmantra
 Anthem Podcast: https://anchor.fm/anthem Meant to Live by Switchfoot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXcrEVFZOXs Live It Well by Switchfoot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ov_lnXy7tkQ
47:29
August 2, 2019
Life Lessons From a Five Month Old
Now that Kennedy is almost five months old, we’ve learned a lot. Like the value of food. And sleep. And the great outdoors. What else has our silly kid taught us? Listen and find out.  If you have more questions send us a message on IG or TW:  http://instagram.com/richardandsteve http://twitter.com/fuckisourmantra
 Meet Steve: http://lifeasdaddy.com Meet Richard: http://richarddedor.com 
31:22
July 19, 2019
Steve is on the Hot Seat
Happy July 4th! This holiday has new meaning for us as a newly minted Marine family. This episode is all about Steve … Richard interviews him about life, his grandparents, coming out, and the least favorite food Richard has ever made him.  If you have more questions send us a message:  http://instagram.com/richardandsteve http://twitter.com/fuckisourmantra
 Meet Steve: http://lifeasdaddy.com Meet Richard: http://richarddedor.com 
49:07
July 5, 2019
The Case of the Murdered Squirrels
It’s been a bit of a challenging week … from travel with Kennedy, to two sick “kids”, an assault, and a murdered family of squirrels. Yes, you read that right.  If you have more questions send us a message on IG or TW:  http://instagram.com/richardandsteve http://twitter.com/fuckisourmantra
 Meet Steve: http://lifeasdaddy.com Meet Richard: http://richarddedor.com  Donate to Richard's Alzheimer’s Bike Ride: bit.ly/ENDALZDSM
34:38
June 21, 2019
To GoT or Not ...
Netflix & chill. It’s a new phenomenon in our culture these days and as cord-cutters, it’s our way of consuming all the new (and old) television programming. We talk about our recent favorites including some oldies like, The West Wing, WAG, Catch-22, Bloodline, The Crown, Homecoming, and The Assassination of Gianni Versace.  If you have more questions send us a message on IG or TW:  http://instagram.com/richardandsteve http://twitter.com/fuckisourmantra
 Meet Steve: http://lifeasdaddy.com Meet Richard: http://richarddedor.com  

19:22
June 7, 2019
Special: Semper Fi
Hey podcast listeners ... special bonus episode! We have some special news we wanted to share! Give it a listen and be sure to tell us about a challenge you're fighting through or one you've overcome either on Instagram or Twitter.  http://instagram.com/richardandsteve http://twitter.com/fuckisourmantra Music Credit via Free School: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSMvC9xiAcU 
07:51
June 1, 2019
When You Use the Wrong Pasta Noodles
This last week, Steve made dinner and all hell broke loose when he poured the wrong noodles into the water. It reminded us both how many mistakes we’ve made and doubly reminded us how we try to approach those same mistakes … by taking the damn lemons and squirting the lemon juice into someone’s eyes because that is way more fun than lemonade. Through all the mistakes, Steve ends with a touching story of love and its unpredictability.  If you have more questions send us a message on IG or TW:  http://instagram.com/richardandsteve http://twitter.com/fuckisourmantra
 Meet Steve: http://lifeasdaddy.com Meet Richard: http://richarddedor.com  

23:12
May 24, 2019
Overworked and How We Cope
Steve is back to work full-time while Richard is still a stay-at-home dad (for one more week) and Steve is learning how to balance work and being a dad; hence the title, “Overworked.” We also introduce a new segment, “Fuck of the Week”, where we each cover something crazy from the past week … and this episode includes bad drivers, whiskey, and music. If you have more questions send us a message on IG or TW:  http://instagram.com/richardandsteve
 http://twitter.com/fuckisourmantra
 Meet Steve: http://lifeasdaddy.com Meet Richard: http://richarddedor.com  Mentioned in This Episode:  Switchfoot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQevo3OfR4A  Glenlivet: http://theglenlivet.com Templeton Rye: 
http://www.templetonrye.com/
22:02
May 10, 2019
Our Origin Story
What do you get when you have a hopeless romantic and a frisky post-marathon runner both with Grindr? Answer: A match made in heaven. We take you through our origin story from first date to our amazing engagement on the ice at Rockefeller Center.  Follow Us:  IG: http://instagram.com/richardandsteve TW: http://twitter.com/fuckisourmantra Meet Us: Steve: http://lifeasdaddy.com Richard: http://richarddedor.com  Show Links A Podcast About Nothing: https://twitter.com/nothingpodcast7
25:49
April 26, 2019
Adoption 101 - Everything You Need to Know
After nearly four years of planning and saving, on February 26, 2019, we were blessed with the birth of our daughter. We wanted to share some of that experience with you all, and answer the most frequently asked questions about the whole adoption process.  If you have more questions send us a message on IG or TW:  http://instagram.com/richardandsteve http://twitter.com/fuckisourmantra Meet Steve: http://lifeasdaddy.com Meet Richard: http://richarddedor.com  Other Resources:  The Adoption Consultancy: https://www.theadoptionconsultancy.com/ Building Arizona Families: https://www.buildingarizonafamilies.com/ Southwest Airlines: http://southwest.com
58:13
April 12, 2019
Who ate the last of the Doritos?
In our first episode, we (hosts Richard and Steve) introduce ourselves to you and welcome you into our crazy lives. This podcast is an inside -- and real -- look at life as two passionate men starting a family in the Midwest who pull no punches. Especially when it comes to Doritos.  Meet Steve: http://lifeasdaddy.com Meet Richard: http://richarddedor.com 
16:12
March 26, 2019
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