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  • Writer's pictureAndy Murphy

Behind the Scenes of The Secure Dad Podcast

Updated: Jan 13, 2021

What makes The Secure Dad Podcast?

A question I get frequently is how do I come up with topics for the show. When I started The Secure Dad Blog back in 2016 I thought I’d run out of ideas after six months. But here we are more than 100 articles and 100 podcasts later and there are still new things to talk about.

Honestly, the way I determine shows is by keeping up with what is happening with us as parents. I think about what’s happening nationally, locally, and what I see going on with friends and I look at what I can add to what’s going on.

I try to map out a month of shows at one time, but I’m always willing to jump in with a bonus episode about something that is very raw. The episode I did about surviving civil unrest was a bonus and put together in 24 hours. And that has been one of the best shows this year.

I am always open to hearing from you about what you want to hear. The recent episode about what to do if you are being followed was listener suggested.

And believe it or not, this was one of those topics where I had to scratch my head and ask how had I not covered this earlier. So if there is something you’d like to hear, email me and let me know. You can get me at

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The show is of course written and voiced by me. But I also do the editing. So from start to finish, I’m doing everything for the podcast. This has come easy to me since I started my career in radio in the late 90s.

While I do have that experience, I will say that if you want to start your own podcast about whatever you want, go for it. It’s a lot of fun and not cost-prohibitive to start. You can start for less than $100 and that includes hosting. I’m always willing to help fellow podcasters, so if there’s any advice I can give you, just email me.

For more behind the scenes stories, listen to the podcast posted above. Thank you for listening to the show. I appreciate everyone who downloads The Secure Dad Podcast.


Andy Murphy

Andy Murphy founded The Secure Dad in 2016 with the aspiration to help families live safer, happier lives. What started as a personal blog about family safety has turned into an award-winning podcast, an Amazon best-selling book, and online courses. He focuses his efforts in the areas of home security, situational awareness, and online safety.


Andy is a husband and father. His interests include coaching youth basketball, hiking, and trying to figure out his 3D printer.

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