174 episodes

The Dope Black Dads Podcast is an adult-only podcast for all parents or adults preparing for parenthood. Lead by Marvyn Harrison 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're expecting conversations about nappies!

Dope Black Dads Podcast Dope Black Dads Podcast

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.4 • 121 Ratings

The Dope Black Dads Podcast is an adult-only podcast for all parents or adults preparing for parenthood. Lead by Marvyn Harrison 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're expecting conversations about nappies!

    How Body Confident Are You?

    How Body Confident Are You?

    Marvyn, Marlon, Umar and Marvin come together to discuss winding down for Christmas, the liberation of Barbados as well as their own experiences with body confidence. 

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

    Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:

    Twitter: @DopeBlackDads

    Instagram: @DopeBlackDads

    Facebook Page: @DopeBlackDads

    If you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.

    • 46 min
    Every Mind Matters - Taking Care of Your Mental Health

    Every Mind Matters - Taking Care of Your Mental Health

    *TW: mention of suicide*

    The Office for Health Improvement and Disparities is launching a new Better Health - Every Mind Matters campaign, heroing the little things we can all do to look after our mental health and how they can add up to make a big difference; helping us to lead happier, healthier lives and cope with life’s challenges. At the heart of the campaign is the free, NHS-approved Mind Plan. By answering five simple questions online, you get a personalised mental health action plan with practical tips to help deal with stress and anxiety, boost your mood, sleep better and feel more in control. Having good mental health helps us to relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more. Search Every Mind Matters to see what works for you.

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

    Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:

    Twitter: @DopeBlackDads

    Instagram: @DopeBlackDads

    Facebook Page: @DopeBlackDads

    If you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.

    • 53 min
    The Black British Experience with David Harewood

    The Black British Experience with David Harewood

    Marvyn is joined by critically acclaimed actor, David Harewood, to discuss details within David's book Maybe I Don't Belong, released Sept 2021. Together they discuss the Black British experience and how being Black in the UK can have a significant impact on mental health.

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

    Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:

    Twitter: @DopeBlackDads

    Instagram: @DopeBlackDads

    Facebook Page: @DopeBlackDads

    If you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.

    • 41 min
    African Football's Growing Impact At The World Cup w/ Ibrahim Mustapha

    African Football's Growing Impact At The World Cup w/ Ibrahim Mustapha

    Marvyn, Marlon and Marvin chat about current affairs revolving around love and jealousy in relationships, what is impacting their football teams and in the second half of the episode are joined by Ibrahim Mustapha to discuss his new book; No Longer Naive - African Football's Growing Impact At The World Cup.

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

    Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:

    Twitter: @DopeBlackDads

    Instagram: @DopeBlackDads

    Facebook Page: @DopeBlackDads

    If you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.

    • 53 min
    Let's Catch Up

    Let's Catch Up

    Marvyn, Marlon and Marvin catch up on what they've been watching, discussing what makes them introverts and exploring the way their children are growing up in comparison to how they grew up.

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

    Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:

    Twitter: @DopeBlackDads

    Instagram: @DopeBlackDads

    Facebook Page: @DopeBlackDads

    If you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.

    • 47 min
    Black Hair - What Was Your Hair Journey?

    Black Hair - What Was Your Hair Journey?

    Marvyn, Marlon and Marvin come together to discuss black hair. They explore their own journeys with their hair, misconceptions about kinky hair textures and how they aim to navigate the hair journey of their children. 

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

    Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:

    Twitter: @DopeBlackDads

    Instagram: @DopeBlackDads

    Facebook Page: @DopeBlackDads

    If you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
121 Ratings

121 Ratings

NKOTB_fan@ ,

Interesting, intelligent and varied content

DBD podcasts often provide interesting and intelligent conversation about a variety of topics. The conversations are often thought provoking and has the natural flow of conversations between lifelong friends.

F3mmi ,

Voices of positivity

As a black dad, and acutely aware of the prejudice about us being absent, I find this podcast really positive and encouraging. The chemistry as well as vulnerability shown by the hosts is uplifting.

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.

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