36 episodes

Each episode, the Dad Genes Crew discusses fatherhood, current events, and health from their unique perspectives as fathers and Black men.

Dad Genes: Exploring the DNA of Healthy Fathering Dedan Bruner, Harris Tay & Bryan Jackson

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 130 Ratings

Each episode, the Dad Genes Crew discusses fatherhood, current events, and health from their unique perspectives as fathers and Black men.

    Expanding the Definition of Co-parenting

    Expanding the Definition of Co-parenting

    The Crew takes a deeper look on the concept and the practice of co-parenting.
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    While we don’t support smoking, we do support this clip of Eva Mendes smoking in the movie, We Own The Night.
    Dedan shares a 107 year old letter from girl-dad W.E.B. Du Bois to his then 14 year old daughter, Yolande after she left to attend boarding school in England.


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    • 1 hr 29 min
    Youth Sports - Part 2 - Lessons Applied

    Youth Sports - Part 2 - Lessons Applied

    Part two of a two-part conversation on youth sports. We examine our efforts to introduce our children to athletics and discuss some of the benefits and the challenges that come with competition.
    **Content Warning: there are references to sexual assault of minors made in minutes 38-41 of the episode.

    Show Notes and Links

    - We discuss the violations of trust and the harmful impact of Larry Nassar on the women and girls of USA Gymnastics and Jerry Sandusky on Penn State Football players
    - Dedan shares his concerns related to Attenuated growth and female gymnasts.
    - Harris discusses his family's recent experience at a camp for kids and siblings with special health needs and the importance of an effective Allergy Action Plan.

    - Normally role-modelesque dad LeBron gives the ref at his son’s game the blues.
    - Additional youth sports safety resources
    - Information connecting the dots between Football and Brain Injury
    - We may not be able to answer the question, "What is sportsmanship," but this young pitcher embodies it.

    - Bryan introduces us to the concept of Competitive empathy and  tennis phenoms Osaka & Gauff show us what it looks like.
    -Download the free Nike Training Club app and check out these NTC Family Workouts with your kid(s).

    Additional Resources
    Organized Sports for KidsYouth Sports Facts: Benefits of Physical ActivityPros and Cons of Youth Sports ParticipationThe Pros and Cons of Youth Sports Aren’t Only PhysicalWhy 70 percent of kids quit sports by age 13Kids and Sports: 8 Things I Wish I'd Known When They StartedSports Meant So Much to Me. Why Wouldn’t My Son Play?   Podcast - ESPN Daily - The Surprising Science Behind Epic Athletes (Re-Air) Commercial - NFL says 'Football is gay. Football is queer. Football is accepting.' The Trevor Project National Survey 

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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Youth Sports - Part 1 - Lessons Learned

    Youth Sports - Part 1 - Lessons Learned

    Part one of a two-part conversation on youth sports. We look back at our own experiences growing up with sports and examine the impact they’ve had on our lives.

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    • 1 hr 34 min
    Know Your Price

    Know Your Price

    In this episode we are joined by Dr. Andre Perry, author of the new book, Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America's Black Cities. We discuss Dr. Perry's journeys as a son, a husband and as a father and how he began to operate differently in each role once he began to understand the socioeconomic policies at play.

    Andre M. Perry is a Senior Fellow with the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program, a scholar-in-residence at American University, and a columnist for the Hechinger Report. Perry’s research focuses on race and structural inequality, education, and economic inclusion.  A nationally known and respected commentator on race, structural inequality, and education, Perry is a regular contributor to MSNBC and has been published by The New York Times, The Nation, The Washington Post, TheRoot.com and CNN.com. Perry has also made appearances on CNN, PBS, National Public Radio, NBC, and ABC. 

    Show notes:
    Bryan mentioned one of our fav dad moments - LeBron the father, coaching up his son.

    Dr. Perry mentioned the infamous Moynihan Report. Click here to find an annotated edition created by The Atlantic.

    To learn more about the book, Know Your Price, click here.
    To learn more about Dr. Perry and his work with Brookings, click here.
    Check out Dr. Perry's column on the Hechinger Report here.
    Follow Dr. Perry on Instagram or Twitter.

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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Investing In Our Communities

    Investing In Our Communities

    In the final installment of our 4-part exploration spotlighting fathers working in their communities, we welcome the Founder and CEO of C.H.A.M.P.S. (Culturally Helping And Making Positive Success) Mentoring Vondale Singleton.  Together we discuss the importance of transforming trauma, the challenge of encouraging our children to develop their own passions, and the work Von is doing in his hometown of Chicago.

    Check out how the the world of tennis responded to Naomi Osaka's decision not to speak at press conferences during this years French Open as a way to protect her mental health.

    Click here to learn more about C.H.A.M.P.S. Mentoring

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    • 1 hr 26 min
    Civic Engagement & Leadership

    Civic Engagement & Leadership

    In our third installment of our month-long look at fatherhood and communities, the crew welcomes Civic Leader, John Bailey IV, creator of Arch of Knowledge to the pod. We discuss value of civic engagement, burnout, and the potentially detrimental impact that service can have on our families.

    Check out Usain Bolt's awareness on how it only takes a moment to make someone else feel seen

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    • 1 hr 23 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
130 Ratings

130 Ratings

LaShawndra313 ,

Real & Relatable: From a Non-Parent

Dad Genes is real, funny, and relatable! As a woman without kids, I find it super insightful in examining different ways of parenting while making it safe for parents to make mistakes. I really appreciate the tips and resources shared which I plan to adopt when I have children one day.

Callmemurray ,

So Informative, educational and REAL!!

I love how there are so many intersections of perspective/experience between these three men. I know it’s called Dad Genes but I think this really explores conscientious parenting and partner-hood within that framework. I’ve learned so much to only be ten episodes in. Super grateful this exists.

NevadaReviews ,

Powerful, Informative, Interesting

I appreciate the hosts for being so open about how anxiety, depression, and adhd can look. I appreciate the info about raising free Black children! Yaaaassss communication! Yaaassss Black Fatherhood!