Chet wordmark with orange bowtie Chet wordmark with orange bowtie

ChetCast: Season 2


Season 2 (2019)

A short-form podcast about my life as a stay-at-home dad, starring my three kids. My goal for this microcast is to capture the sounds of my children’s cute voices, talk about our adventures, and introduce them to the joys of podcasting and storytelling. Fair warning: there’s lots of dead air.

Subscribe with RSS

Episode 130: Year in Review

December 31, 2019

I take a few minutes to talk to the kids about how their year went.

Episode 129: Underwater Batman

December 28, 2019

Benedict brings you this interview from an underwater reef.

Episode 128: The Polar Express

December 21, 2019

I talk to a few passengers from last night’s ride on The Polar Express.

Episode 127: Cleaning Day Kisses

December 16, 2019

This episode was supposed to be about LEGOs, but we ran out of time cleaning.

Episode 126: Lucy’s Feast Day

December 13, 2019

We’re celebrating today and Lucy feels quite chatty. Enjoy!

Episode 125: Oatmeal the Snowman

December 9, 2019

We’re back! After a trip, recovery, and a week of sickness, I catch back up with the kids to see what they’re up to.

Episode 124: Spooky Story

November 24, 2019

Felicity tells a spooky story and talks about her adventures at the beach yesterday.

Episode 123: Space Computer

November 20, 2019

I talk to three very happy children about what they’re playing with this morning.

Episode 122: Sharks

November 15, 2019

It’s Friday morning, and if you were looking to increase your knowledge about sharks, you’ve found the right podcast!

Episode 121: Last Day

November 6, 2019

We go outside to blow bubbles and discuss why today is a special day.

Episode 120: BenedictCast

October 29, 2019

Benedict takes over as host in today’s episode.

Episode 119: Splashbot

October 22, 2019

Benedict has lots to say today, especially about the robot he just had delivered.

Episode 118: Sunday Fort

October 20, 2019

The kitchen has turned into a construction zone.

Episode 117: Let’s Catch Up

October 18, 2019

It’s been a disruptive month. Let’s get you back up to speed.

Episode 116: Swimming Lessons

October 5, 2019

We’re back from Benedict’s swimming lesson, with Felicity scheduled to start next week. I talk to him about how things went.

Episode 115: Evil Block Villain

October 3, 2019

As I wrapped up breakfast, Benedict called me into the playroom to record this episode.

Episode 114: Time to Get Cleaning

October 1, 2019

We interrupt the cleaning day already in progress to bring you this podcast.

Episode 113: School Day

September 24, 2019

We just finished our school day, but this podcast was interrupted by an impromptu nap.

Episode 135: Hello Again

February 25, 2020

It’s been too long! I catch up with the kids and talk about what’s going on.

Episode 112: Cactus Puzzle

September 16, 2019

The laundry is running and the folding is done, for now. I took a break from my Cleaning Day chores to see what the kids are playing with.

Episode 111: Botley

September 14, 2019

Benedict shows off his robot. The girls are grumpy.

Episode 110: Another Fort

Septebmer 6, 2019

Benedict and Felicity worked all morning to build a fort for themselves in the office. I sat down to ask them about it.

Episode 109: Lucy Speaks

September 4, 2019

The kids are playing in the playroom and Lucy really wants to join in on the podcasting.

Episode 108: Patterns

September 1, 2019

The girls are napping, so I caught up with Benedict at the activity table to see what he was up to.

Episode 107: Long Weekend

August 30, 2019

The Labor Day weekend is getting ready to kick off. I talk to the kids about their plans for the weekend.

Episode 106: Castle

August 28, 2019

Storms are on their way to our house. Don’t worry though! We’ve just finished construction on our castle.

Episode 105: Batman Day

August 26, 2019

It’s Monday morning. I catch up with all of the kids in the playroom to see what they did this weekend.

Episode 104: Field Trip

August 23, 2019

Benedict talks about his first field trip of the school year.

Episode 103: Benedict Learns

August 21, 2019

I catch up with Benedict during his third day of Kindergarten. He shares so of the things he’s learning and we play a reading game.

Episode 102: Twas the Night Before School

August 18, 2019

Tomorrow is the big day! I sat down with Benedict to capture his thoughts before he begins his education in the morning.

Episode 101: Breakfast Songs

August 16, 2019

It’s a slow start to our day. I pulled out the microphone at the breakfast table and the kids decided they wanted to sing for you.

Episode 100: Confetti

August 8, 2019

I talk to three very tired children about the ChetCast journey thus far. 🎉

Episode 99: Zurg

August 5, 2019

Benedict has a new action figure arriving today and I talk to him about his new jobs. Felicity is an elephant and I have no idea what she has to say.

Episode 98: Elephant Parade

August 1, 2019

I was just cleaning the kitchen when I noticed something strange.

Episode 97: Special Adventures

July 30, 2019

We forgot to podcast with Gramma and Grampi! I catch up with the kids about all of the fun adventures they had with their grandparents last week.

Episode 96: Moon Day and Football

July 23, 2019

I catch up with Benedict about our Moon Day festivities and chat with the kids about our playtime outside yesterday.

Episode 95: Play Ball!

July 17, 2019

The kids and I go outside to play with some new toys.

Episode 94: Art Museum

July 14, 2019

I travel to a local art museum and speak with the curator/artist about their collection.

Episode 93: Benedict’s Feast Day

July 11, 2019

Everyone’s in a good mood, in spite of some troubling events happening at home. Plus, we celebrate a special day for Benedict!

Episode 92: Woody and Misty

July 8, 2019

My children have been transported to the Wild West.

Episode 91: Happy Birthday America

July 4, 2019

Benedict sits down to fill you in on his adventure last night watching fireworks.

Episode 90: The Chief

July 2, 2019

We’ve had a busy day disrupting the plot of escaping HQ agents. I caught up with the kids before dinner to go over the day’s events.

Episode 89: Stitch Comes to Town

July 1, 2019

Cleaning day is in full swing, and a Disney character stops by to play.

Episode 88: Zachbot Army

June 29, 2019

A nice Saturday morning takes a turn for the worse.

Episode 87: Three Special Guests

June 25, 2019

Benedict welcomes three of his friends to the podcast. Things take a dark turn.

Episode 86: Pigeon Puppet

June 22, 2019

Benedict built a puppet while Felicity and I ran an errand. The kids tell you all about it.

Episode 85: New Car Seat

June 20, 2019

Felicity’s new car seat arrived today, so I caught up with her to get her thoughts on this milestone.

Episode 84: Constellations

June 18, 2019

Another day, another trip to the Planetarium. The kids share what we learned about today.

Episode 83: Dinosaur Invasion

June 14, 2019

While working on a morning project, I was unnerved by a development in the playroom.

Episode 82: Creative Play

June 10, 2019

The kids had a lot of creative play time today… and I’ve got some serious parenting to do.

Episode 81: Space Roller Coaster

June 6, 2019

We went to the planetarium this morning and there was a small surprise after the movie.

Episode 80: Volcanoes Are Coming

June 2, 2019

In what may be our final episode, Felicity reports the impending attack of volcanoes on our house. Also, Felicity draws you a picture!

Episode 79: Family Work Day

May 26, 2019

I catch up with Felicity to chat about how she participated in our family work day yesterday.

Episode 78: Birds

May 21, 2019

Our morning broadcast, featuring a rare appearance by Lucy, was interrupted by our first sighting of a hummingbird of the season!

Episode 77: Private Episode

Episode 76: Private Episode

Episode 75: Playdough

April 19, 2019

It’s the one year anniversary of ChetCast! I caught up with all three kids at the breakfast table to talk about a year of podcasting and their playdough creations.

Episode 74: Weather Station

April 13, 2019

Future meteorologist Benedict sits down to talk to me about his new weather station.

Episode 73: Train Ride

April 8, 2019

It’s cleaning day. I took a break from my chores to go on a train ride with three very chatty little ones.

Episode 72: Dinosaur On My Head

April 3, 2019

The kids are both chipper and downcast as we discuss dinosaurs.

Episode 71: Joke Day

April 1, 2019

We’re back at home, the kids are with me, and in honor of April Fools, we have some jokes for the folks!

Episode 70: Grant Park is Closed

March 22, 2019

I headed down to check out Grant Park, but it was closed for event preparations. So I took a stroll in Millennium Park seeing the parts that I missed this morning.

Episode 69: Lakefront Trail

March 22, 2019

I’m exploring the Chicago city public parks this morning.

Episode 68: Catching Up On Reading

March 21, 2019

I spent the afternoon in the hotel reading. It was nice, but not as satisfying as when I read to relax.

Episode 67: Apple Store

March 21, 2019

Recording from inside the Michigan Avenue Apple Store, I recap my morning so far and reflect on the differences of recording a solo podcast versus one with the kids.

Episode 66: Morning Review

March 20, 2019

Broadcasting from the plaza outside of the Michigan Avenue Apple Store, I recap my morning adventures.

Episode 65: Hello, Chicago

March 19, 2019

The kids are on vacation and I’m in Chicago with Alison. I talk about what we did this afternoon and preview the next couple of days.

Episode 64: Pianos

March 18, 2019

We’re on the road today from Michigan. The kids want to show off their new piano playing skills. Enjoy Benedict and Felicity in concert!

Episode 63: Ball Pit

March 12, 2019

On a gloomy morning, I check in with the kids who are gleefully playing together in the playroom.

Episode 62: Morning Activities

March 4, 2019

Cleaning day is in full swing. I take a break and catch up with the kids who are working on various morning activities.

Episode 61: Gloomy Friday

February 22, 2019

Foggy, overcast, and storms on the way set the stage for a relaxing day inside.

Episode 60: Storm Alert

February 20, 2019

During morning playtime, the kids warned me of a coming storm. While they took shelter, I recorded a microcast.

Episode 59: Windy Day at the Sandbox

February 14, 2019

While playing in the sandbox out back, both Benedict and Felicity requested that we record a podcast. It was a bit windy, so I hope the wind guard on the microphone preserved the audio for you.

Episode 58: Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2019

We’re enjoying a wonderful Valentine’s Day! The kids take a break from playtime to chat about their valentines.

Episode 57: Car Seats

February 13, 2019

I sat down with all three kids to discuss their new car seat configuration in the van.

Episode 56: Fort Collins

February 8, 2019

Benedict and I built a box fort during nap time. The kids are over the moon!

Episode 55: Felicity in Concert

February 6, 2019

Felicity joins this episode to sing some of her favorite songs for the folks.

Episode 54: End of Month

January 31, 2019

I’m very busy this morning with all of my end of month administrative tasks, but I’m not the only busy one under this roof. The three kids take a break to share what they’re building and playing with today.

Episode 53: Odd Squad

January 27, 2019

The kids join me at the end of lunch to talk about their latest favorite show on PBS Kids. Plus, a special visit from Lucy!

Episode 52: Another Zoo Adventure

January 22, 2019

We’re wrapping up breakfast and getting ready to enjoy the nice weather at the zoo.

Episode 51: January Concert

January 15, 2019

We were sick last week, but we’re feeling better now! Felicity has a little treat for our listeners in today’s episode.

Episode 50: Happy New Year, Folks

January 1, 2019

From our breakfast table to yours, welcome 2019!

Previous Seasons

The entire catalog of ChetCast.

Season 7 - 2024

Season 6 - 2023

Season 5 - 2022

Season 4 - 2021

Season 3 - 2020

Season 2 - 2019

Season 1 - 2018