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Frederick Douglass is YOUR founding father of choice—the usually lauded guys were just slave-owning white men with dysentery and mommy issues. $3.00 is what it takes to be a pioneering affiliate of the Tell Me About Your Father Nation, committed to growth, vanquishing shame, and saying the things that need to be said. 
  • Access to DADDY ISSUES!, our bi-weekly dad culture round-up.
  • A personalized, emailed thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

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You’re fine with spending money on who you care about, and sometimes providing financial support is the best, or only, way a parent can show up. Thank you for the walking-around money -- it will help us more than you know.
  • Your name engraved on our website's Benefactors Wall.
  • Access to DADDY ISSUES!, our bi-weekly dad culture round-up.
  • A personalized, emailed thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

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You take our calls no matter what time it is, talk us up when we’re feeling down, tell us you love us at every chance, and take us out to lunch on weekends instead of disappearing to the golf course. We only talk about you in therapy, tops, once a month.
  • A signed copy of "Don’t Let Me Down", co-host Erin Hosier’s memoir about her late father, Jack.
  • A personalized thank you at the end of DADDY ISSUES!
  • Your name engraved on our website's Benefactors Wall.
  • Access to DADDY ISSUES!, our bi-weekly dad culture round-up.
  • A personalized, emailed thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

About Tell Me About Your Father

Hi, we're Erin Hosier, Matthew Phillp, and Elizabeth Thompson.  We're writers who lost our dads at different, formative times in our lives.

So we created Tell Me About Your Father, a podcast about daddy issues, father figures and dismantling the paternal mystique.

On it, we interview fascinating guests about the relationship they had, or didn't, with the man who helped create them and the impact he's made on their lives.

We spent 2019 recording in a professional studio in Brooklyn, then polishing each episode until it was ready for its closeup. Our pilot season dropped in April 2020.

Since then, pandemic lockdowns led to a new learning curve of remote interviewing, becoming our own audio engineers, and gearing up to release our new season of episodes without the benefit of physical proximity to each other or our guests. 

But we did it! Our new season includes guests from all over the world, new music, and, by popular listener demand, we are now offering weekly episodes! 

Here's what we're planning:

A new FREE interview episode of Tell Me About Your Father, released every two weeks. In 2021, you'll hear stories about a beloved father whose mysterious murder remains unsolved, an eccentric uncle whose obituary went viral, a pioneering family of Black doctors in the Jim Crow South, a dad whose toupee defines his entire sense of self, and a candid conversation between Erin and her stepdad, who looks back on life as a father as he faces its end. And so many more stories that unlock paternal riddles wrapped in mysteries inside of enigmas.

In the off weeks, we'll be publishing a BONUS extra episode for Patreon subscribers called Tell Me About Your Father Presents: DADDY ISSUES!, a quick, fun, round-up of the week's dad-centric pop culture news and current affairs. 

The bottom line is, whew, papa, TMAYF episodes cost money, time, effort, and tears!

This is where you come in.

Contributions from our Patreon donors will help cover costs for:

  • Transcription services
  • Audio editing and sound engineering
  • Web maintenance and fees
  • Audio equipment
  • Anti-anxiety medication

Most of all, your contributions would be helping us carry out our mission, which is to capture a kaleidoscopic portrait of the father figures that impact all of our lives, to be heard for generations to come.


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