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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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During the Super-Duper, Bluer, Blood Moon episode Pat and Eric did some research on the names of all the full moons throughout the year. It was some really good stuff but it was too long to fit into that episode, so here is a bonus... more

A good friend of the podcast, Kelby, asked about the super blue blood moon over on the But Daddy Why Facebook page. Pat and Eric don't really need much of an excuse to talk about stuff in outer space, especially the moon. So for everyone... more

April Fool's Day is a thing but why? Pat and Eric did some research to find out and they came up with some interesting stuff. This story has paper fish, calendar confusion, mythology (of course), and a major religious figure's circumcision.

Pat and Eric were asked ?Why are they called unicorns? Where does the corn come into play? Shouldn't they be called unihorns?? They answer this question and tell the story of how unicorns came to be.

A listener asks why tabletop soccer is called foosball, in the process of answering that, Pat and Eric stumble into the origin of the word soccer and how it is England's fault that Americans use that word.

So we all know an octopus has 8 legs, an octagon has 8 sides so by that logic October should be month number 8... but it isn't. In this episode Pat and Eric explain why and they discover a whole host of other screwy things about the... more

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