ICYMI: Dude Dad And Kier Gaines Sit Down With Hoda & Jenna On Nbc’s Today Show | Shore Fire Media

16 June, 2023Print

ICYMI: Dude Dad And Kier Gaines Sit Down With Hoda & Jenna On Nbc's Today Show

Just in time for Father’s Day, the internet's favorite dads, Taylor Calmus (aka Dude Dad) and mental health advocate and community leader Kier Gaines, sat down with Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager on NBC's TODAY Show to discuss their unique parenting styles and mental health tips during the show's 'Fave & Follows' segment. Joined by Rob Kenny of “Dad, How Do I?,” the three dads answered fan-submitted questions about what to get dads for Father's Day, how to handle dad jokes, and more.


As a licensed therapist and girl dad x2, Gaines has built a platform dedicated to amplifying the importance of self-awareness, self-growth, and mindfulness while demystifying the concept of mental health amongst the Black community and beyond His transparent and authentic approach has led him to be honored by Emmy award-winning actor Sterling K. Brown and Oprah Winfrey on OWN's Special Honoring Our Kings: Celebrating Black Fatherhood, recognized by Viola Davis and led to speaking opportunities at the White House, NASA and Amazon Movie Studios. Earlier this week, he spoke at the US Capitol as a keynote speaker for the Coalition to End Social Isolation & Loneliness' annual Connections at the Capitol: Discussions on Loneliness, Isolation, and the Path Forward event.

For more information on Kier Gaines, visit his Instagram and YouTube.

Calmus, a Colorado-based father of four, has made a career out of creating comedic, relatable and family-focused content, amassing 7M+ followers across social media with more than 1 Billion video views. Every Tuesday, Calmus and his wife Heidi post new videos on his YouTube channel, documenting all of the couple’s adventures in parenting — from the heartwarming to the hectic. He recently released his third book, and first children’s book, ‘Dad and the Recycling-Bin Roller Coaster’ (5.16 via Penguin Random House), which follows along as a dad attempts to DIY the best day for his children. Purchase the book here.

For more information on Dude Dad, visit dudedad.com.








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For more information on Kier Gaines, please contact:

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