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Pat Jacobs and Eric Bennion

But Daddy Why


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Each week Pat and Eric answer a couple questions so you don't get stumped when your kid says "But Daddy Why..."

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If you are like Pat you may have wondered why we haven't gone back to the moon, or you may be surprised to find out we haven't been to the moon in over 40 years. Either way, this is the episode for you. We did the research so you don't... more

Have you ever wondered why baseball doesn't use a time clock. Why are there nine innings? Why are there three strikes and four balls? Why are there three bases and a home plate? Why is the pitcher called a pitcher… not a... more

No... this is not about Popeye's girlfriend. This started as a legitimate "but daddy why" question from Eric's son. He wanted to know why virgin olive oil is called "virgin." Pat and Eric couldn't resist... after all this is the But Daddy Why... more

Krampus isn't the only friend of Santa Claus that has a disreputable past... Pat and Eric found 8 more including a flesh eating cat, a scarecrow that was struck by lightning, and a nice old lady who wants to rip your guts out and replace them... more

WARNING: If you haven't had the Santa Claus talk with you kids this episode may not be suitable for them. As long as there has been a Jolly old Saint Nicholas, there has also been Krampus. Originally Krampus played the role of "Bad... more

Ever look at Saturn and wonder why it has rings or are you still confused about why you grew up in a solar system with nine planets but kids today are growing up in one with only eight? Pat and Eric have your back so you can... more

So clearly 30 mins was not enough for Pat and Eric to talk about the wonder that is the Chicago Style Hot Dog. Here is a bonus out take in which they talk about how the hot dog is eaten in other parts of the United States.

The Chicago-style hot dog is an institution, Pat and Eric are both hardcore enthusiasts of this tube meat delicacy. There are many ways you can eat a hot dog... there is only one right way. In this episode you will learn why the... more

This is a bonus out-take, It didn't make the cut for the last episode, but we thought it was good enough to share, and hopefully tide you over until the next episode of But Daddy Why!

Ever wonder where cities get their nicknames? Pat and Eric did so the did a little research to give you the skinny on "The Windy City", "The Big Easy", and "The Big Apple". Two of them are related... the other one has it's origin in an awful... more