Benj Gershman Talks Fatherhood, New Podcast, Music, O.A.R. & More 

Benj Gershman sits down with me to talk about his fatherhood journey. He shares the values he looks to instill into his son as he grows up. Benj talks about the lessons he learned from his son. After that we talk about his new podcast, What Could Be Bad and what inspired him to start that up. In addition we talk about music and the work he does with his fellow bandmates from O.A.R. Lastly, we finish the interview with the Fatherhood Quick Five. 

About Benj Gershman 

O.A.R. has crafted its own niche in the music industry. Starting in the 1990’s by selling tapes to friends transitioned into distributing CD’s to friends at colleges nationwide through a mailing list program building a database of listeners as Napster exponentially multiplied the band’s efforts. Heavy touring and opportunities nationwide ensued as the band created studio albums charting on Billboard. Now a mainstay in the American touring industry, O.A.R. maintains a unique relationship, in-person and online, with its audience in order to sustain a seasonal business model.

One effort spearheaded by Gershman was the Green Dream Program. O.A.R. received an EPA Environmental Quality Award for the work they did while touring which helped transform the way concert venues nationwide handle their waste and recycling systems. His podcast, What Could Be Bad elevates and de-stigmatizes mental health and wellness conversations through podcast interviews. Make sure you follow Benj on Instagram at @benjgershman. Check out his podcast What Could Be Bad over at and wherever you get your podcasts. 

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. You get a unique perspective on fatherhood from guests like Joe Montana, Bob Odenkirk, Vincent D’Onofrio, Kevin Smith, Danny Trejo, Jerry Rice, Jeff Foxworthy, Patrick Warburton, Jeff Kinney, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, Kyle Busch, Dennis Quaid, Dwight Freeney and many more.

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