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The Grandfather Effect Podcast

Family dynamics can be complicated - mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Join Brian Dahlen in this limited series podcast as he navigates the complexities and mysteries of family. You may discover a family who, like all of us, fell victim to the generational impact of the fall. Maybe you’ll even discover something that looks a little bit like your family?

"A carefully worded letter. An exaggerated sense of fairness. Three cracks in the foundation of trust."

This episode sets the stage for our story. We hear about the 1969 draft and how the war in Vietnam impacted Brian's upbringing. We meet a two key players in the Dahlen family - Brian's parents. And we eavesdrop on a conversation about three important incidents that contributed to our story's familial tension. 

Do you know your parent's love story?

In this episode of The Grandfather Effect, Brian sits down with his uncle and two of his cousins in hopes of discovering what they know about Grandpa Tom. In the midst of reminiscing and catching up, he finds himself asking: maybe it is what they don't know that really matters?

Have you ever dialed a cold call to your cousin? A family member you've never met before? On this episode of The Grandfather Effect, Brian connects with a few of his family members who he has never met before in hopes of gaining more insight about Grandpa Tom. 

Sometimes in the midst of a personal event, an objective opinion is beneficial. On this episode, Brian consults two experts on mental health and familial health in order to discern the potential roots of the mystery. Is it medical? Spiritual? Listen to find out. 

How does familiar turmoil impact our faith? Our relationship with Jesus? In this last full episode of the series Brian tries to find out by going back to where it all began...his parents. 

What do you want me to say? Join us for the final episode of The Grandfather Effect podcast where everything comes to a close. 

On February 3rd 2022 in Chicago Illinois, some of The Grandfather Effect's biggest fans and supporters gathered together for a LIVE event and podcast recording featuring radio host Cisco Cotto, podcast host Brian Dahlen and Act V guest, Nancy Kane. At this event, they answer audience's most burning questions: what has happened to the Dahlen family since this podcast was released? What can listeners make of the ending? How can this relate to the larger gospel story? Click play to listen this epic, live bonus episode today.

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Brian Dahlen

Brian Dahlen is host of Mornings with Brian on Moody Radio Cleveland. Brian became a Cleveland morning show host after working at Moody Radio Chicago as a radio host, producer, and cohost of a weekly podcast. Brian caught the radio bug while teaching history at a high school near Minneapolis, where he was cohost and producer of a weekly radio program. After teaching for six years and graduating with a master’s degree in education, Brian lives with his wife and five children in Broadview Heights, Ohio.

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The Grandfather Effect

The Grandfather Effect is a gripping new storytelling podcast from Moody Radio's Brian Dahlen. The podcast follows Dahlen’s family and their rocky road from relational brokenness to reconciliation. The seven-episode series takes you on an emotional journey into their secrets, faith, sins, and attempts at forgiveness.