America's number one best and favorite podcast about fatherhood hosted by Lex Friedman, John Moltz and Jon Armstrong.
Turning This Car Around is a podcast about parenthood from three dads, Lex Friedman, John Moltz and Jon Armstrong. You can follow us collectively on Twitter as @ttcashow
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Lex Friedman is the Chief Revenue Officer at ART19. He is a pretty important guy in the world of podcasting. He's also a writer; he authored humor books like The Snuggie Sutra and The Kid in the Crib.
He was also a senior contributor to Macworld, an author of technology books, and the co-host of Not Playing, a podcast where Dan Moren and Lex watch movies that everyone else has already seen. Mr. Friedman was formerly the cohost of Unprofessional.
Lex’s blog is called Lex, Briefly.
Lex lives with his wife and three kids in New Jersey.
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You might know John Moltz as a person on the Internet. Many people do! However, he also appears in other guises, sometimes as a large, golden bull and others as a phalanx of beautiful swans! Usually, however, he appears as a guy working at a desk. Other important points that John Moltz would like to share:
- John Moltz is fluent in English and conversational in two other languages.
- John Moltz is the ship that made the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs. He’s fast enough for you, old man.
- John Moltz is actually made up of thousands of smaller John Moltzes, all furiously working tiny little gears to keep the larger construct you know as “John Moltz” functioning.
- John Moltz is a little too comfortable talking about himself in the third person.
Jon Armstrong is a long time blogger at the barely alive Blurbomat, a UX/UI consultant, a web/business developer, a photographer and the impetus for this show. In a past life he executive produced a popular blog and ran the business. Yes, business. Turning This Car Around marks Armstrong’s first foray into podcasting.
You can see his photos on Flickr and Instagram.
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Jon splits time between Brooklyn, New York and Salt Lake City, Utah. Armstrong has two wonderful and amazing biological children and two also wonderful almost-stepchildren.
Hey, kids! It's screen time!
Experts say you shouldn't let your kids watch television until they're two. And then they should only watch test patterns for a year.
As far as shows for little kids shows go, PBS's Curious George is pretty good. WonderPets, not so much.
In the video game realm, the Lego series is good. And Jon should know, he's been playing console games since the Magnavox Odyssey.
In the realm of crack games designed to keep you buying more and more, Jon's kids play Disney Infinity and John's plays Skylanders. Lex's kids play with iPads and you should just click that link and buy a few. Unless you want to get your kids the Retina model and then you should click this link.
Lex also recommends Truck Tunes for educational listening on trucks.
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Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.