Dope Black Dads Podcast

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...

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  • Father's Day Special: Things I've Learned About Fatherhood

    In this special episode we talk to fathers David Gyasi and Nii Odarte Evans about the various stages of fatherhood - from the moment they found out to their experiences today. Join the conversation and tell us what you think. 

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  • 20. I Want My Real Daddy To Walk Me Down Aisle

    Welcome to this week's episode of Dear Dope Black Dads! In this engaging discussion, Marvyn and Romantha delve into thought-provoking topics circulating on social media. From the impact of childhood trauma on adult experiences of PTSD to the profound experience of loneliness, no stone is left unturned.Have you ever found yourself reliving moments from your upbringing as an adult? Join us as we explore the complexities of this phenomenon and its implications on mental health.Loneliness, a universal human emotion, is also discussed as the reasons why sharing vulnerable moments online may not always lead to immediate empathy. Discover our personal strategies for coping with loneliness and share yours in the comments below. In a saddening case, we tackle the story of a stepfather who feels sidelined by his stepdaughter, who prioritised her biological father at her wedding. The ethical dilemmas and emotional intricacies of family dynamics unfold as we invite you to weigh in on what you would do in such a situation.
  • London Has a Measles Problem!

    Discover the pressing issue affecting 1 in 4 children: the alarming lack of measles protection. In this important discussion with experts shedding light on London's measles crisis, especially within the Black community. We ask the experts some vital questions to guide you in making informed choices for your family's health. Join the conversation and empower yourself with knowledge to safeguard your loved ones. Don't miss out on essential insights – like, subscribe, and stay tuned for more valuable content!
  • 18. I'm letting myself go and my relationship is suffering

    Tune in to this insightful podcast segment where we delve into the challenges of self-confidence post-mental health setbacks, affecting relationships profoundly. Our discussion explores vital themes surrounding men's health, beauty, fitness, and self-care routines, shedding light on societal acceptance and prioritisation of men's well-being. Join us for an engaging conversation as we navigate through these important topics and strive for a more inclusive and supportive community. Don't miss out - like, subscribe, and join the conversation for more impactful discussions like this one!
  • 18. Unpacking the Influencer Industry w. Charlotte Stavrou

    Welcome to our YouTube channel! This week, we're thrilled to have influencer marketing expert Charlotte Stavrou and the self-proclaimed "OG Influencer," Franklin Boateng, join us for an insightful discussion. In Part I, we explore the essence of influencer culture and discuss the future trajectory of the industry. Stay tuned for Part II and Part III, where we address dilemmas from our community. Don't miss out on valuable insights – hit the like button and subscribe for more engaging content like this! #InfluencerCulture #ExpertInsights #PodcastDiscussion
  • Let's Talk Therapy with the NHS | Dope Black Dads podcast

    Join Dope Black Dads as we delve into the topic of mental health in the Black community, and unpack NHS Talking Therapies , and the treatments available, with therapist Sharon Black. If you are struggling with feelings of depression, or anxiety such as excessive worry, panic attacks, social anxiety, post-traumatic stress, or obsessions and compulsions, you should reach out to NHS Talking Therapies on They are FREE, effective, and confidential treatments delivered by trained clinicians online, on the phone or in person. You can simply refer yourself at or ask your GP for a referral.