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Today's Guest(s)

Tucker Carlson currently serves as the host of FOX News Channel’s "Tucker Carlson Tonight" (weekdays 8PM/ET), which features spirited debates with guests from across the political and cultural spectrum. Carlson also challenges political correctness and media bias with segments like “Campus Craziness” and “TwitterStorm”. His New York Times best-selling book Ship Of Fools is out now.

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Practicing pediatrician, parent, grandparent, coach, speaker, and author. Say hello @MegMeekerMD

Show Notes

We just celebrated our dads with Father’s Day, and to bookend the day, Dr. Meeker is bringing you the second of two episodes devoted entirely to talk about how important fathers are for their children and families. Being the father to four children and also nurturing his relationship with his own father, Fox News personality and host of Tucker Carlson Tonight, Tucker Carlson, is an ideal person to give listeners insight about fatherhood. Dr. Meg and Tucker talk about his relationship with his father, being the father of four kids, and the state of fatherhood in America today. They sit down in his Washington, D.C. office to talk in this second of two episodes centered around their conversation. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder to begin using right away and asks listeners to send in questions for an upcoming social only episode. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and she could answer your question in that upcoming episode!

0:00 – AD – KIWI CO

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1:14 – POTTYMD

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2:13 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “The Importance of Fathers”. She also teases her conversation with Tucker Carlson and her points to ponder.

5:17 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about the importance of fathers!

7:25 – A CONVERSATION WITH TUCKER CARLSON – 2 (part 1)

Dr. Meg and Tucker talk about his relationship with his father, being the father of four kids, and the state of fatherhood in America today. They sit down in his Washington, D.C. office to talk in part one of two episodes centered around their conversation about fatherhood.

16:39 – AD – CDC MILESTONES TRACKER APP

Moms and dads, no one knows your kids like you do. You know they love spinach, only wear green on Wednesdays, and hate those scratchy purple socks. But do you know if their development is on track? Now there’s a free app to help you figure that out, and it’s developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As you know, your child is growing, developing and learning every day. The Milestone Tracker app gives you a checklist with photos and videos from ages 2 months up to 5 years to help you chart your child’s development progress. Visit the app store or Google Play to download CDCs free Milestones Tracker app today!

18:08 – AD – LEFT FIELD FARMS

Left Field Farms is a refreshing new dairy brand founded on a left field thought: just let the cow do its thing! Cows on most dairy farms eat GMO feed, but not at Left Field Farms! At Left Field Farms, cows eat a non-GMO food for a simpler, less processed diet providing wholesome non-GMO milk. Left Field Farms goes the extra mile to care for their cows. All of this makes for happy cows, and with happy cows comes delicious milk and coffee creamer. Next time you’re in the dairy aisle, take a fresh look and choose Left Field Farms!

19:24 – A CONVERSATION WITH TUCKER CARLSON – 2 (part 2)

Dr. Meg and Tucker talk about his relationship with his father, being the father of four kids, and the state of fatherhood in America today. They sit down in his Washington, D.C. office to talk in part one of two episodes centered around their conversation about fatherhood.

30:26 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. This episode, Dr. Meg wanted to focus on her interview with Tucker Carlson and didn’t have time left for social questions. Keep listening for an entire episode devoted to answering all your questions!

31:07 – PARENT PEP RALLY

31:39 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 58, The Importance of Fatherhood – Part 2 and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach almost TWO MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

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