#209 – James Breakwell – Exploding Unicorn



The Life of Dad After Show - Episode 209 - James Breakwell - Exploding Unicorn

Art Eddy and Ryan Hamilton bring on James Breakwell who is the author of the upcoming book, Only Dead on the Inside: A Parent’s Guide to Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse. They talk to James about his new book, fatherhood, whether or not you would eat your pet pig during a zombie apocalypse, Star Wars and fatherhood.

James Breakwell is a professional comedy writer and amateur father of four girls, ages seven and under. He is best known for his family humor Twitter account @XplodingUnicorn, which boasts more than 950,000 followers. The account went viral In April 2016 and transformed James from a niche comedy writer into one of the most popular dads on social media.

Since becoming internet famous, James has been profiled by USA Today, US Weekly, The Daily Mail, Metro, The Telegraph, Cosmopolitan, Better Homes and Gardens, Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, Upworthy, The Chive, Bored Panda, 9gag, College Humor, various ABC and Fox TV news affiliates, and countless other TV, radio, and internet outlets. Pictures of his smiling girls have been displayed in newspapers as far away as India. His articles have appeared in Reader’s Digest, The Federalist, and AskMen. He has been a guest multiple times on HLN’s The Daily Share.

Closer Magazine named James its 2016 Blogger Dad of the Year. In 2017, he was a finalist for a Shorty Award. He can open most jars on the first try and is only a little afraid of the dark. He still can’t load the dishwasher right.

Pre-order his book here and follow James Breakwell on Twitter @XplodingUnicorn, Facebook, and Instagram. To read his articles go to ExplodingUnicorn.com.


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