136 episodes

The Dope Black Dads Podcast is an adult-only podcast for all parents or adults preparing for parenthood. Lead by Marvyn Harrison and with contributions from the Dope Black Dads leadership as well as a host of special guests from the world of healing, media, parenting, TV/Film, Music and beyond.

We discuss everything from co-parenting, masculinity, the black experience all the way to our favourite Netflix show. Don't listen if you are expected conversations about Nappies.

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    • Relationships
    • 4.4 • 105 Ratings

The Dope Black Dads Podcast is an adult-only podcast for all parents or adults preparing for parenthood. Lead by Marvyn Harrison and with contributions from the Dope Black Dads leadership as well as a host of special guests from the world of healing, media, parenting, TV/Film, Music and beyond.

We discuss everything from co-parenting, masculinity, the black experience all the way to our favourite Netflix show. Don't listen if you are expected conversations about Nappies.

    Free School Meals and The Power of Connection with Facebook Portal

    Free School Meals and The Power of Connection with Facebook Portal

    Donald is joined by Melvyn and Umar to discuss the free school meals debate from their perspective as fathers - they also discuss how they have used Facebook portal during the pandemic to connect with others
    Dope Black Dads is place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers, as well as creating a safe digital space for the community.

    Join the conversation and community online through our social channels: 

    Twitter: @DopeBlackDads
    Instagram: @DopeBlackDads
    Facebook Page: @DopeBlackDads

    If you want to get in touch with us, email us on hello@dopeblackdads.com or follow our conversations in depth in our private Facebook Group by searching “Dope Black Dads”

    • 40 min
    Overcoming Baby Loss

    Overcoming Baby Loss

    ***Trigger Warning*** This episode contains discussion about suicide and Baby Loss.

    Baby Loss is something that affects so many in the Black Community but so rarely spoken about. In this episode Donald shares his own story of Baby loss and shares the podcast with fellow Dope Black Mums Cerise and Katie. They share what they didn't know about Baby loss, the support (and lack of support) they had from family and friends, how they remember their children that have passed and how this loss has influenced the parents they are today.

    If you would like to hear more about Baby loss from a Dad's perspective, check out Dope Black Mum's most recent episode.

    If you have been affected by Baby loss or know someone who has, you can get in touch with Sands Baby Loss charity, who are partnering with Dope Black Dads and Dope Black Mums. 
    https://www.sands.org.uk/

    Dope Black Dads is place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers, as well as creating a safe digital space for the community.

    Your host is Donald Mbeutcha

    Join the conversation and community online through our social channels: 

    Twitter: @DopeBlackDads
    Instagram: @DopeBlackDads
    Facebook Page: @DopeBlackDads

    If you want to get in touch with us, email us on hello@dopeblackdads.com or follow our conversations in depth in our private Facebook Group by searching “Dope Black Dads”

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Why We Have Purpose with the NFL's Marcus Smith

    Why We Have Purpose with the NFL's Marcus Smith

    Donald and Chris are joined by Marcus Smith who is a 6-Year NFL Veteran, former 1st Round Draft Pick from the Philadelphia Eagles. They have a real candid conversation about how Marcus overcame anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts and embraced therapy. They also discuss how his children renewed his purpose in his life.

    Dope Black Dads is place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers, as well as creating a safe digital space for the community.

    Join the conversation and community online through our social channels:

    Twitter: @DopeBlackDads
    Instagram: @DopeBlackDads
    Facebook Page: @DopeBlackDads

    If you want to get in touch with us, email us on hello@dopeblackdads.com or follow our conversations in depth in our private Facebook Group by searching “Dope Black Dads”

    • 46 min
    Ovie Soko: Who Are Your Top 3 Women in the World?

    Ovie Soko: Who Are Your Top 3 Women in the World?

    Love Islander and Basketball Pro Ovie Soko joins the Dads on this week's podcast to discuss everything from his relationship with his Dad and the influence he's had on his career, what it was like for him growing up, the importance of platonic female friendships and his new book, You Are Dope which is out now.

    Dope Black Dads is place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers, as well as creating a safe digital space for the community.

    Your host is Marvyn Harrison.

    Join the conversation and community online through our social channels: 

    Twitter: @DopeBlackDads
    Instagram: @DopeBlackDads
    Facebook Page: @DopeBlackDads

    If you want to get in touch with us, email us on hello@dopeblackdads.com or follow our conversations in depth in our private Facebook Group by searching “Dope Black Dads”

    • 34 min
    How Do Your Kids Inspire You?

    How Do Your Kids Inspire You?

    This week Donald is joined by Umar, Stephen and actor Okezie Morro, who created Tata Storytime which is a platform where Black actors tell black stories for kids.  The group discuss how his daughter was the inspiration for Tata Storytime, how his upbringing influences the way he parents and the importance of telling diverse stories. 

    Dope Black Dads is place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers, as well as creating a safe digital space for the community.

    Join the conversation and community online through our social channels: 

    Twitter: @DopeBlackDads
    Instagram: @DopeBlackDads
    Facebook Page: @DopeBlackDads

    If you want to get in touch with us, email us on hello@dopeblackdads.com or follow our conversations in depth in our private Facebook Group by searching “Dope Black Dads”

    • 46 min
    BONUS EP: Raising a Household of 14 Kids with Deon Derrico

    BONUS EP: Raising a Household of 14 Kids with Deon Derrico

    Deon Derrico of TLC's Doubling Down with the Derrico's joins Donald and Kwame all the way from Las Vegas to discuss the secrets to how he and his wife raise 14 children, including quintuplets as well as the legacy he wants to leave as a Black Family on reality TV.

    Dope Black Dads is place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers, as well as creating a safe digital space for the community.

    Join the conversation and community online through our social channels:

    Twitter: @DopeBlackDads
    Instagram: @DopeBlackDads
    Facebook Page: @DopeBlackDads

    If you want to get in touch with us, email us on hello@dopeblackdads.com or follow our conversations in depth in our private Facebook Group by searching “Dope Black Dads”

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
105 Ratings

105 Ratings

J templeons ,

Fly on the wall!

Im a mum, I am white, and getting to hear these convos are typically “lad chats” and I probably wouldn’t be privy to down at the pub is really special. It’s an amazing space for all parents to hear Black dads talk about their experiences shared and otherwise! Thanks guys for letting us be a fly to on the wall.

ezualem94 ,

Informative and empowering.

Hosts are highly educated and diverse. Points made are informative yet concise. Looking forward to seeing what the future holds for this pod. Each one teach one.

eyes84 ,

Empowered every listen

A joy to listen to like minded men.. Keep up the great work! 👍🏾

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