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The Cool Grandpa Podcast

Jul 23, 2021

Kitty Janvirn is a young woman who took a school assignment, had a passion for history, and created a podcast to capture the story of her grandparents and other grandparents. In our conversation, we learn about her mother's father, Paul Own, who, to Kitty, her brothers, and her cousins, is simply Doc. We learn that Doc...


Jul 16, 2021

Ted Page was tired of the negative messaging about grandpas in popular media when he learned that he would become a grandpa. Instead of just complaining about that negative messaging, Ted decides to launch a blog about the positive aspects of being a grandpa, and so, Good Grandpa was born.

We sit down for a unique...


Jul 9, 2021

Welcome back! In this episode of The Cool Grandpa Podcast, we are privileged to have Retired Lieutenant General Ralph J. Jodice II join us and talk about his experience with being a grandfather. Ralph is the father of one of our past guests, Brian Jodice (A link to Brian's conversation is down below). As you will learn,...


Jun 25, 2021

Capturing unique stories is what filmmakers do. Understanding and recognizing that your family has unique and impactful stories is an awesome insight and realization. Award-winning filmmaker Tyler Gildin sits down with us to discuss his grandparents and how lucky he has been to have known and experienced both...


Jun 18, 2021

Scott Paton is a world-traveling grandpa who, like other new(ish) grandfathers, thinks about the legacy that they will be leaving their grandchildren. Scott and I sit down and discuss his reaction to finding out that he became a step-grandpa and grandpa. Scott, like my dad, became a grandfather through marriage...