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Parenting Great Kids Podcast - Episode 57

The Importance of Fathers, Part 1

with guest Tucker Carlson

Hosted by Dr. Meg Meeker | June 11th, 2018 | 47:03 min

Dr. Meg and Tucker talk about being the father of four kids, his relationship with his father, and the state of fatherhood in America today.

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.


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 and she could answer your question in that upcoming episode!

0:00 – WELCOME

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


Dr. Meg is also announcing her new paperback book You’ve Got This: Unleashing the Hero Dad Within. She wants fathers to use the book for encouragement and inspiration and to give them a roadmap to parenting! Don’t overthink parenting, don’t worry about if you’re doing a good job or not, just focus on giving your kids more time, affection, and attention. You’ve Got This was written to clearly show fathers how important they are, why kids need their dads, and how any father can be who his kids need him to be. This is a great book for Father’s Day gifts for any dad that’s in your life!


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


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.


Email Dr. Meg at 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!



Thanks for listening to Episode 57, The Importance of Fathers and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach almost FIVE MILLION downloads!

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