Art of Fatherhood Podcast Honoring Brian McKenna 

A few years ago I had the great pleasure for chatting with Brian McKenna. He spoke with me about fatherhood and raising awareness about pediatric cancer. Not only was Brian looking to help kids with cancer, he was also fighting cancer. Over this Father’s Day weekend one of his children, Chris reached out to me. He was looking for the podcast and couldn’t find it. The podcast series that Brian was on is no longer is up and running. Sadly, Brian passed away last year from cancer. Chris wanted to hear his voice and went looking for that podcast episode. This is what Chris said to me while looking for that podcast. 

Chris Looking For The Podcast With His Dad, Brian McKenna

Hey Art,

My Dad, Brian McKenna did a podcast with you back in the summer of 2018 in regards to Cookies for Kids Cancer. Unfortunately he passed away from his kidney cancer in July 2021. I had saved the website where I could listen to his podcast with you but when I went to listen today it wasn’t working anymore. Is there anyway you’d be able to send me the podcast? I would love to hear his voice.

Thanks so much,

Chris McKenna

Honoring Brian McKenna 

As soon as I saw his note, I looked out for the podcast. I was able to find it and now publish it on the Art of Fatherhood podcast series. I wanted to share the podcast with everyone to honor Brian and his family. This is what the Art of Fatherhood is all about. I want to showcase fantastic dads like, Brian. In addition, I want to honor Brian and his family. I hope his story inspires others to follow Brian’s lead and help others! Chris and his family are proud of his dad and so am I.

About Brian McKenna

Brian and his wife, Barbara have have three children Colleen, Ryan, Chris and two granddaughters Claire and Kaelyn. Brian worked as an IT manager from United Parcel Service. Besides looking out for others, his interests included babysitting his granddaughters, playing golf and cheering on the N.Y. Mets and Jets. 

About The Art of Fatherhood Podcast 

The Art of Fatherhood Podcast follows the journey of fatherhood. Your host, Art Eddy talks with fantastic dads from all around the world where they share their thoughts on fatherhood. In addition, you get a unique perspective on fatherhood. You hear from guests like Joe Montana, Kevin Smith, Danny Trejo, Jerry Rice, Jeff Foxworthy, Patrick Warburton, Jeff Kinney, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, Kyle Busch, Dennis Quaid, Dwight Freeney, Michael Schur and many more.

6 thoughts on “Art of Fatherhood Podcast Honoring Brian McKenna ”

  1. So beautiful!! So happy to hear Brian’s voice talking about Cookies for Kids. As you know he was a wonderful man. Thank you for honoring Brian is this way. He is missed every day.

  2. Dear Art,
    Thank you so much for the wonderful tribute you posted for Brian.
    He was so honored to do the podcast with you encouraging others to donate to cookies for Kids, specifically pediatric cancer.
    June 21st, the day my son Chris sent me the podcast with your tribute, was our 47th wedding anniversary.
    Brian was an amazing man who was loved and respected by so many. We were all truly blessed to have had him in our lives.
    Thank you again for making my first wedding anniversary without Brian, a very special day.
    Wishing you all the best,
    Barbara McKenna

    • You are very welcome Barbara. Your husband is amazing. Listening to the interview again just show how he puts people before him. I am glad I could make your anniversary special. Much love to you and your family.

  3. Art! Thank you so much for honoring Brian McKenna he was my cousin and a very special man to many. It was awesome just to hear Brian’s voice again. He always looked out for others and put his family first. Miss you Brian and love you always!❤️❤️

    • You are welcome Donna. I am glad I could help you and your family out. Brian’s legacy will live on with you and your family.


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