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Things That Need To Be Said About Dads

Since meeting the “shred lords with long hair” at our old HQ circa 2015, Ryan Shorthill has grown his hair back out, expanded his experiential education companies for youth organizations and businesses, and established a fellowship of dads helping dads.

After a briskly-paced compendium through many dozens of countries, acts of service, programs taking kids into the wilderness camping and seeing stars for the first time, and seeing his business plan unfold like a ticker tape in his mind’s eye, Ryan says some things that need to be said about dads.

Ryan Shortill holding a long board and posing with long hair and a hat

The Kids Are Gonna Come Up Better

If a universal dad story has emerged from the early stages of Dad’s Organization, it’s this:
“We’re all breaking our neck for our families and our kids…and I don’t know the level of appreciation each of us gets, but there’s no doubt each of these men are thinking about their kids and working to be better for their families.”

It’s something that brings us together, Ryan implores, and appealing to fathers with an unrepentant energy and conviction, he urges his cadre to unite and support each other in fellowship…and the kids are gonna come up better for it.

These messages for dads with long hair and all dads, with an abundance of poignant revelations and thoughtful anecdotes full of wisdom and foresight…when you listen to Ryan Shortill on The Longhairs podcast.

Chris Healy and Lindsay Barto speaking on Let It Ride
Ryan Shortill smiling while speaking on Let It Ride

What you'll hear about

  • If it was easy it would be different
  • Why dads have to hold the line
  • The battle with kids and technology
  • Healthy masculinity and the men’s movement
  • The balance of femininity and the family unit
  • Letting the hair down at corporate trainings
  • Long hair makes us love hard
  • Live free or die
A must listen for every dad—and everyone who loves a dad.

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Ryan Shortill

Founder of Dad’s Organization, Positive Adventures & Onyx Offsites & Trainings, Ryan Shortill is an endless traveler, tireless volunteer, determined father, avid snowboarder and true idealist striving for the liberation of all his brothers and sisters.
DADS Organization

Dad’s Organization

A fellowship of fathers and father figures sharing experiences, strength, hope and understanding with each other to be great dads. Meet the cadre at



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Positive Adventures

Outdoor education, adventure recreation, developmental programming and teambuilding for youth clubs and organizations.


ONYX Offsites & Trainings

Onyx Offsites & Trainings

Custom retreats, business consulting, executive training, and wellness initiatives that drive high-performing company culture.


This episode of Let It Ride is brought to you by The Great Cut 2024, where The Longhairs will attempt another world-record charity hair donation for Children With Hair Loss.

Bros On This Episode


El Moreno

Co-Founder, President & Chief Follicle Officer for The Longhairs, El Moreno is a husband, father, athlete and creator. He makes most of what you see and interact with on The Longhairs websites.



El Rubio

Co-Founder, CEO & Chief Manetenance Officer for The Longhairs, El Rubio is a writer, traveler, avid skier and athlete. He writes most of the words you read from The Longhairs.



El Garvinski

Media Producer for The Longhairs, El Garvinski stays active with communications, art and health. He produced the iconic Hair Ties For Guys commercial in 2014. After coming back from creative endeavors abroad he returned to The Longhairs to continue firing off heavy content.


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