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“Dad, Can We Talk?”

“Dad, Can We Talk?”

By Anthony Ray
This podcasts speaks to all things fatherhood from a black father’s perspective. We discuss a variety of topics ranging from education to mass incarceration. The goal is to get dads to open up and be honest about the ups and downs of fatherhood and manhood. “Dad, Can We Talk?” is by dads, and for dads!
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Season 8 Bonus Episode: Jaime Hansen of Alley Oop
This bonus episode features my 1st woman guest (excluding my wife) to the podcast. She reached out to me about a content/experience platform she founded called "Alley Oop", that exclusively focuses on dads and daughters. They believe that dads play a critical role in the development of their daughters. So of course, with me having two daughters, I wanted to know more.    We talked about how dads fuel their daughter's confidence, how to combat the pressure of perfection, girls and social media, beauty standards, and dads assessing their children's confidence.   Check out their website at: www.letsalleyoop.com   Subscribe to the podcast wherever you listen to podcasts and subscribe to the YouTube channel.    #ChangingTheNarrative #DadCanWeTalk #ByDadsForDads #AlleyOop #Florida #LosAngeles #Podcasts #Spotify #Fatherhood #DadPodcast
58:03
May 06, 2022
Episode 77: Terance Harris
I sat down with one of my childhood friends for episode 77 and chopped it up about life. We discussed marriage, always remaining positive, reconciling with parents, and the public perception of black dads.    Subscribe to the YouTube channel, like the post, and share the podcast with another dad. Hit me up to preorder your "Dad, Can We Talk?" shirts!   #DadCanWeTalk #ChangingTheNarrative #ByDadsForDads #Fatherhood
01:12:26
May 01, 2022
Episode 76: James Melanson
For this episode I sat down with a coworker of mine to discuss all things fatherhood. He is the father to 5 children and 1 more on the way. We talked about his role as a stepdad, having his first child, his journey to Gainesville, and his motivations. This is a real standup man!   Subscribe to the podcast wherever podcasts are available to stay up to date. All episodes are also streaming on www.dadcanwetalk.com. Please leave a review or comment to let me know how we can get better.    #DadCanWeTalk #Fatherhood #DadTalk #ChangingTheNarrative #CanWeTalkNetwork #MenCanWeTalk #Dads #ShopTalk #Community #ByDadsForDads
01:02:45
March 31, 2022
Episode 75: Jon Bon
After a quick hiatus, I sat down with my boy Jon Bon, the Gainesville legend himself. We got into all things fatherhood, coparenting, his reputation, losing his dad at 12, the effects of his incarceration, and many other things. Be looking forward to hearing more from the big homie in the future.  #DadCanWeTalk #ChangingTheNarrative #ByDadsForDads
01:12:53
March 21, 2022
Episode 74: Obadiah Thompson
Episode 74 had me sitting down with my man Obadiah at Six O Clock Studios. If you know him, you know he came with that word and an uplifting message. We discussed the importance of spiritual guidance, suicide, the ups and downs of marriage, patience in parenting, and many other things.  Stay tuned for more dad talk! You can help the podcast by sharing with others, subscribing to the podcast, or by leaving a review. Thanks for all the support! #Podcast #ChangingTheNarrative #DadTalk #DadPodcast #DadCanWeTalk #Fatherhood #BlackDads #BlackFatherhood #SpotifyPodcasts #ApplePodcasts
01:34:04
February 27, 2022
Episode 73: Wes Albritton
In this episode I went to the ATL virtually to talk about fatherhood with the founder of The Den: Dad Empowerment Network, Wes Albritton. We discussed the 7 D's of fatherhood, dealing with bullying growing up, understanding kids' love language, men's mental health issues, and building a dad network to support dads.    Follow him on instagram @theden.llc Visit his website for merch at www.dadzempowerment.net   Follow Dad Can We Talk on all socials! Find every episode streaming at www.dadcanwetalk.com and every podcast platform.   #DadCanWeTalk #ChangingTheNarrative #Fatherhood #ByDadsForDads
01:13:53
February 07, 2022
Episode 72: Gabriel Lewis
First episode of 2022 was a heavy hitter! I brought on my man Gabriel, some might know him as Byron, Lewis of the Berean Council and Gainesville Reichert House. This one was easy, I asked the questions and bruh really took off. We tackled topics such as trauma in the black community, him and his wife going into marriage as virgins, growing up as a military brat and pastor's kid, and the effects of over exposure to media. This one is a must listen. #DadCanWeTalk #ChangingTheNarrative #ByDadsForDads
01:47:11
January 13, 2022
Catching Up With Host Anthony Ray
The last time I did an episode that was focused on me was in April 2020. I wanted to give my listeners and supporters the opportunity to know more about me and where I am at this current juncture of my life. Fresh off my bachelor degree graduation, I sat down with my homie Yaakov Melech Bey aka J King and we got it in for a quick second. Hopefully after listening, my supporters will understand more about who I am and things that I go through. I am by no means a perfect father, husband, or man but everyday I'm out here trying to be better. So I am thankful for those that encourage me and keep me uplifted.  Thanks for all of the support for the podcast, be on the lookout for more stories from great dads all '22! #DadCanWeTalk #ChangingTheNarrative #ByDadsForDads
01:51:07
January 01, 2022
Episode 71: Levares Kelly
For the last episode of 2021, I linked up with one of the OG's in the community, Levares Kelly. He is a father to 8 children, yeah man, 8!😆 He is truly a vet in this space. So we sat down and talked about many things including parenting teens, screen time for kids, having the "talk", making good choices, and many other things.  Thanks for all the support this year for the podcast! Next year, be looking forward to hearing more stories from great dads from all over. We are approaching the 2yr mark for DCWT, keep the support coming! #DadCanWeTalk #SupportFatherhood #CanWeTalkChallenge #DadPodcast #FatherhoodPodcast #ByDadsForDads #ChangingTheNarrative #Spotify #ApplePodcasts
01:25:35
December 14, 2021
Episode 70: Darrius Demps
Season 7 finale had me sitting with my brother Darrius Demps. He's a husband and the father to two children. We discussed many different things including the importance of knowing your children's love languages, dealing with the stressors of life, raising teenage sons, and the importance of role models. Subscribe on all podcast platforms. Stream all episodes at www.dadcanwetalk.com. #DadCanWeTalk #ChangingTheNarrative #ByDadsForDads
01:26:49
November 23, 2021
Episode 69: Jeremy Holmes
I must say, I believe this episode was one of the best so far! My man Jeremy Holmes really dropped some real jewels in this! We discussed all things fatherhood as usual, including fighting for custody of his son, not putting strict expectations on children, how to weather the storms of marriage, giving his daughter "the talk", and many other things.  "Dad, Can We Talk?" is streaming everywhere! Appreciate all of the support, every listen counts. Check out the website at www.dadcanwetalk.com. #SupportFatherhood #SupportBlackFatherhood #ChangingTheNarrative #Fatherhood #FathersMatterToo #Podcasts #ByDadsForDads #SpotifyPodcasts #AnchorPodcasts #GooglePodcasts #BlackDads #Brotherhood #ApplePodcasts #DadCanWeTalk
01:28:05
November 15, 2021
Episode 68: Keith Meachum
For episode 68 I sat down with one of my New York OG's to soak up some wisdom and hear fatherhood from his perspective. We discussed a variety of topics including his experience working for the New York prison system, growing up in the 70's and 80's, raising 4 sons, the ups and downs of marriage, the Epstein case, R Kelly, and so much more!  Stay tuned for more fatherhood talk in the coming weeks. Stream every episode of the podcast at www.dadcanwetalk.com or on whatever platform you use for podcasts.  #DadCanWeTalk #Fatherhood #DadPodcasts #ChangingTheNarrative #ByDadsForDads #ApplePodcasts #Spotify #BlackDads #BlackFatherhood #Podcasts 
01:38:04
November 09, 2021
Episode 67: Cedric Walker
I had the opportunity to sit down with a former coworker and chop it up concerning all things fatherhood! If you know this guy, you know he had a lot to say😆 He's the father of 8 (6 girls, 2 boys) children, so there was plenty of wisdom to go around in this one. We discussed community role models, marriage, mental health of dads, and allowing another man to sleep with your wife for money. Tune in for some healthy fatherhood talk! Appreciate the support for the podcast, I'll be accepting donations on my website soon at www.dadcanwetalk.com. Subscribe on Spotify or Apple to stay up to date. #DadCanWeTalk #ChangingTheNarrative #ByDadsForDads
01:21:37
October 27, 2021
Episode 66: Chris Mosley
I sat down with my uncle Chris for episode 66 to talk all things fatherhood. It's always amazing to sit and hear these stories and testimonies of these great dads, for real. It's therapy for me. Unc hit some really good points concerning marriage, had me reflecting😬 Great episode for all dads! Subscribe on Apple and Spotify! Visit www.dadcanwetalk.com to go back and hear the other stories. Appreciate all the support✊🏽 #Fatherhood #ChangingTheNarrative #DadCanWeTalk #DadPodcast #SupportFatherhood #ByDadsForDads
55:25
October 13, 2021
Episode 65: Courtney Crosby
*Language Warning* Let's just say that episode 65 got real😆 My man had a lot on his chest and I allowed him to get it off. He talked about his experience being incarcerated, being robbed at gun point and shot, dealing with drugs, never having a relationship with his dad, becoming a CERTIFIED licensed electrician, and defeating the odds that were against him. It's an understatement to say that I'm proud of this man! One of the realest I know.  Thanks for the continued support of the podcast! Subscribe on Apple and Spotify! #DadCanWeTalk #ChangingTheNarrative #DadPodcast #ByDadsForDads #Fatherhood 
01:30:54
October 06, 2021
Episode 64: Ron Daise
I went way back to the 90's with this one, Mr. Ron Daise from "Gullah Gullah Island" joined me for episode 64. We talked Gullah Geechie history, growing up as a black man in the 60's and 70's, his thoughts on school desegregation, how he got into television, tips on raising children, and marriage.  Subscribe to the podcast on all platforms and stream all episodes on www.dadcanwetalk.com.  #DadCanWeTalk #BlackFatherhood #ChangingTheNarrative #Fatherhood #ByDadsForDads #Spotify #ApplePodcasts
01:13:47
September 28, 2021
Episode 63: Tommy Jonas
I go way back to my UPS and Santa Fe days with this dad. He's the father to three children and a husband, and he came with some real wisdom on this one! He really dropped some jewels concerning marriage that could help any man who's currently married or thinking about it. Free game was given out all throughout this episode, tune in! Y'all holla at my boy for all of your photography needs, follow him @jonasphotography #ChangingTheNarrative #DadCanWeTalk #ByDadsForDads
01:11:60
September 20, 2021
Episode 62: Darius Ross
I pulled up on my big homie for episode 62 to talk family and fatherhood. He talked about his upbringing in Detroit, Michigan, being raised by grandparents, the importance of having role models, intermarriage, his experience working in a prison, and many other things. My man gave some free game when it comes to marriage, too. This is a good listen! Thanks for the support for the podcast, we hit 4K this week, let's push it to 5K! Listen everywhere that podcasts are available or you can visit the website at www.dadcanwetalk.com. #DadCanWeTalk #ChangingTheNarrative #ByDadsForDads
01:46:27
September 15, 2021
Episode 61: Andre Hunt
I had the opportunity to sit down with coach Andre Hunt of the Gainesville GTM family. We got it in on many different subjects including Dwayne Wade and his son, how he currently feels about coaching, dealing with sibling rivalries, and all things fatherhood. Hear this man's heart and understand why he is the way that he is.  Appreciate the support for the podcast!✊🏽  #DadCanWeTalk #ByDadsForDads #ChangingTheNarrative #ApplePodcasts #Spotify #GooglePodcasts
01:10:17
September 09, 2021
Episode 60: Jahid El Bey
Hit another milestone with this one, 60th episode! My boy said he's already calling episode 120, LOL. This interview was very candid and has some strong language, just giving that warning upfront. Jahid kept it real about his experience with fatherhood as we discussed many different topics including child support, toxic babymothers, the importance of ownership, and identity. Listen by clicking on the link above or at www.dadcanwetalk.com. Appreciate the podcast supporters out there!✊🏽 #DadCanWeTalk #ChangingTheNarrative #ByDadsForDads
01:19:32
August 31, 2021
Episode 59: Oshaun Curinton
I sat down with my homie Oshaun to talk all things fatherhood. One thing I love about this dude is how real he keeps it. There was no sugarcoating in his message. We spoke about disciplining children, youth sports, community mentorship, and many other things. I really enjoyed this one! Thanks to all my supporters out there, keep pushing fatherhood and the importance of father involvement. The narrative is changing.  #DadCanWeTalk #ChangingTheNarrative #ByDadsForDads
01:12:54
August 20, 2021
Episode 58: Devondrick Slater
This episode had me sitting with one of my homies, Von Slater. We got it in concerning all things fatherhood including raising teens, his relationship with his pops, standing up for the community, and many other things. He challenged the spiritual leaders and coaches in the community to get out and create change. Thanks to all of the supporters and listeners out there, keep holding the podcast down!  #DadCanWeTalk #ByDadsForDads #ChangingTheNarrative #Fatherhood #SpotifyPodcasts #ApplePodcasts #AnchorPodcasts
58:46
August 16, 2021
*Bonus* State of the Nation: Berean Council
I sat down with my Israelite brothers once again to discuss what we are seeing in our community, as far as the scriptures are concerned. We discussed our thoughts on Covid 19, the state of the church, the state of the black family, the state of our youth, and many other things. This was a great dialogue and as always I came out enlightened. If you have any questions about anything discussed in this podcast, feel free to reach out to me, I'm always open to have discussions about whatever. You can also reach out to the Brews at Berean Council on Facebook. Thanks for the support and stay tuned for more fathers changing the narrative in the coming weeks. #Fatherhood #DadCanWeTalk #BereanCouncil #HebrewIsraelites #ChangingTheNarrative #ByDadsForDads #BlackFatherhood #Spotify #ApplePodcasts #Brotherhood #Israel 
02:00:58
August 02, 2021
Episode 57: Uzzial "Slick Pulla" Halalyahu
Episode 57 has me on a Zoom call with ATL legend Uzzial, formerly known as Slick Pulla. He some some audio issues throughout, but we still made it work. We chopped it up for a quick second about fatherhood, how prison affected his relationship with his children, being patient with children, and his awakening to the truth of the scriptures. Follow him on the gram @1012fitness. Go check out his album, Scriptures of Truth. Dad Can We Talk is streaming on all platforms, also at www.dadcanwetalk.com #DadCanWeTalk #ChangingTheNarrative #ByDadsForDads #1012Fitness #Truth #Hebrew #Israelites #Fatherhood #BlackFatherhood #Spotify #ApplePodcasts
39:23
July 30, 2021
Episode 56: Leonard Battles
Episode 56 had me sitting down with a dad who's a local football coach, a husband, and a father to 5 children. I had the opportunity to hear his story and perspective on fatherhood, and he gave me many pointers on things that I can work on when it comes to fathering my own children. We discussed youth violence, protecting your children from the ills of this world, talking to kids about sex, and many other things. Tune in on whatever platform you get your podcasts, visit my website: dadcanwetalk.com.  #Fatherhood #ChangingTheNarrative #DadCanWeTalk #ApplePodcasts #Spotify #AnchorPodcasts #BlackFatherhood
01:24:03
July 27, 2021
Episode 55: Oshay Doe
I met Oshay at the Tri County Music Summit during one of my live podcasts. He jumped in the conversation and said some interesting things, that's when I knew I had to get bro on the podcast. I'm glad I did because this is a good dude with an interesting story. We talked about his upbringing and all of the people that helped him become who he is today, and spoke on many other topics, including his movement Everything Woke. If you want to stay updated, subscribe to the podcast.  #DadCanWeTalk #ChangingTheNarrative #Fatherhood #EverythingWoke
01:16:49
July 20, 2021
Episode 54: Angel Cruz
After a quick hiatus, I came back with one of my young boys who has recently become a father. I am so proud of this young man and I'm glad he was able to stop by and bless the podcast. We talked about his experiences in his first week of fatherhood, his aspirations for his son, why he cherishes family, and many other things. Like, share, and subscribe on all platforms. Thanks for your support!
55:24
July 15, 2021
Episode 53: Vernon “Pops” Hayes
I finally had the opportunity to sit with Pops, from the V Live On Deck Show. We discussed many different topics including marriage, his role on V Live, the Bible, the importance of knowing your identity, and fatherhood. And you know we had some good laughs too. I look forward to continuing to build with my man. Y’all go follow him @Vernon Hayes. Also go follow V Live On Deck on YouTube, the reality show will be live soon.
01:57:48
June 15, 2021
Episode 52: Steve Woods
I sat down with one of my Walmart partners to chop it up about all things fatherhood. We talked about his upbringing in Detroit and how his stepdad stepped in to help raise him and his brothers. He became a father to twins at 18yrs old, we spoke about taking on that responsibility and challenge. He is now a father to multiple children, ranging from the ages of 29 to 10 months old. I have nothing but respect for this man and how he provides for his fam! #ChangingTheNarrative #DadCanWeTalk #ByDadsForDads
01:31:15
June 06, 2021
Episode 51: Patrick Spell
In this episode I had the opportunity to sit down and talk with a childhood friend who is now my brother in-law. We go all the way back to elementary school but I learned so much about him in this interview. We discussed his upbringing and how much not having a relationship with his biological father affected him. He gave shoutouts to all of the stepdads that take on the responsibility of children that aren't theirs by blood. He also dropped some marital and relationship nuggets that all men can learn from. Overall, this interview will be enlightening and encouraging to dads everywhere! Subscribe to the podcast wherever you listen to podcast and stay tuned for more stories from great dads. The narrative is changing! #ChangingTheNarrative #DadCanWeTalk #ByDadsForDads #Marriage #FatherhoodPodcast #SpotifyPodcast #ApplePodcasts #Fatherhood
01:29:38
May 24, 2021
*Bonus Episode* Cody Hall
I recorded this episode last summer with my man Cody Hall. After recording, I could not find out what happened to the audio, so I put it to the side for some months. I messed around with it a few weeks ago again and finally resolved the issue. So this will be known as the "lost file" episode. Cody dropped some jewels in this episode about time management and money management. We talked about many other things concerning fatherhood that I believe will be beneficial to fathers everywhere.  Appreciate the support! Listen, rate, and leave a review on the podcast platform that you use to stream podcasts!
01:04:60
May 14, 2021
Episode 50: Jose Dell
We have reached another milestone, the 50th episode of "Dad, Can We Talk?"! So it was only right that I did it with my future stepdad. This is a man that has been through a lot as a father, including losing his oldest child to the grave, who was 24yrs old. We talked about the grieving process, how he is overcoming, knowing your spiritual identity, going through two divorces, and many other things.  Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts! Leave me feedback and rate to let me know how I can improve. #ChangingTheNarrative #DadCanWeTalk #ByDadsForDads #FatherhoodMatters
01:08:50
May 09, 2021
Episode 49: Colby Davis
My boy Colby Davis pulled up on me at 6 O'Clock Studios with his two sons and we chopped it up for a quick second about fatherhood. Hearing this man's love and adoration for his children was amazing! He bragged about the maturation of his children and how proud of them he is. We also discussed the importance of co-parenting and working together as adults to raise our children. Hear the true heart of a dad in this episode! I appreciate all the support the podcast is receiving, y'all stay tuned! Plenty of other dads out here that are waiting to share there stories and inspire our community!  Follow the Facebook and Instagram page @DadCanWeTalk, subscribe to the YouTube page, and subscribe on Apple Podcasts!  #ChangingTheNarrative #DadCanWeTalk #ByDadsForDads #SupportFatherhood #DadTalk #FatherhoodMatters
01:00:36
May 08, 2021
Episode 48: Tee Whitey
I sat down with my man Timothy White, AKA Tee Whitey, who is the owner of Whitey Rollz and Six O' Clock Studios to talk all things fatherhood. He talked about the difficult relationship he had with his dad growing up, being abused, relationships, and raising children in separate homes. Go follow his baking page @Whitey Rollz and his studio @Sixoclock Stu.  Subscribe to "Dad, Can We Talk?" on all platforms streaming podcasts. If you think we deserve it, leave a rating and a review so that we can continue growing. Appreciate the support!!! #DadCanWeTalk #Fatherhood #FatherhoodPodcast #BlackDads #ChangingTheNarrative #ByDadsForDads #ApplePodcasts #Spotify #GooglePodcasts #WhiteyRollz #DadTalk #SupportFatherhood 
01:43:23
April 27, 2021
Episode 47: Will Mitchell
I welcomed to the show a dad all the way from Houston, TX, the host of Will Talks Podcast. Will Mitchell is a husband and a father that is a real estate agent. We talked about father involvement, being a better dad, disciplining children, learning from divorce, and many other things. This conversation was very edifying to me and I'm sure it will bless everyone else that listens.    Like, review, and subscribe to the podcast on all platforms.    Find all episodes streaming at www.dadcanwetalk.com   #Fatherhood #Marriage #PodcastingWhileBlack #BlackFatherhood #BlackPodcastCollective #ChangingTheNarrative #ByDadsForDads #DadCanWeTalk #WillTalks #HoustonTX #DadTalk
01:17:05
April 21, 2021
Episode 46: Latroy Ivery
In this episode I sat down with one of my coolest coworkers! We discussed various topics concerning fatherhood including child support, being better fathers, children's love languages, (grand)fatherhood, and more. He kept it real discussing his struggles with fatherhood, DCWT is not about perfect dads, it's for dads who are striving to be better everyday. #Fatherhood #DadCanWeTalk #BlackFatherhood #ChangingTheNarrative
01:13:24
April 05, 2021
Episode 45: Kervin Searles
I sat down with the host of Speaking With Gravity Podcast, Kervin Searles, hailing from the great state of South Carolina. In this episode we discussed mental health, how to deal with stressors of fatherhood, growing up as a PK, marriage, and many other things! Make sure y'all subscribe to his podcast and follow his social media pages for some great conversation concerning mental health in the black community. #DadCanWeTalk #ChangingTheNarrative #MentalHealth #ByDadsForDads #BlackMentalHealth #BlackFatherhood #SpeakingWithGravity #Therapy #BlackTherapist
01:31:52
March 29, 2021
Episode 44: Rafeal Thornton
One of my OG's came through Six O Clock Studios to chop it up with me! Brother Raf has always been a solid dude, and his wisdom when it comes to fatherhood and marriage is real deal. We talked about apologizing when wrong, how to deal with the stress of fatherhood, marriage, Kirk Franklin, and many other things! Tune in to this episode for all things fatherhood! #Fatherhood #SupportFatherhood #DadCanWeTalk #ByDadsForDads #ChangingTheNarrative #BlackPodcastCollective #PodcastingWhileBlack #SixOClockStudios
01:34:41
March 22, 2021
Episode 43: Julius Erving
In this episode I sat down with one of my former neighbors. By all accounts, this is a real stand up dude and it was only right that he came to bless the podcast with some wisdom and knowledge. We talked about his dad passing, him being a girl dad, leaving a legacy, and him beating an attempted murder charge. Sit back and take a listen to the heart of a true father and great man in our community. #SupportFatherhood #ChangingTheNarrative #DadCanWeTalk #FatherhoodPodcast
01:47:18
March 01, 2021
Episode 42: Andre Felder
I sat down with a childhood friend of mine in this episode. We discussed the importance of being present, balancing your time, keys to a healthy marriage, and many other things. Let me tell y'all, my man dropped some real nuggets concerning fatherhood and marriage. Tune in! Subscribe to to podcast wherever you listen to podcasts. This episode was recorded at Six O Clock Studios in Gainesville, FL.  #SupportFatherhood #DadCanWeTalk #ByDadsForDads #ChangingTheNarrative
01:28:55
February 15, 2021
Episode 41: Akeem "DJ Terrah" Thompson
We have kicked off season 5 of DCWT!!! This episode happened on our year anniversary! I appreciate all of the listeners and supporters out there... This dad is the winner of 2020 "DCWT" Dad of the Year!!! His story is one that will be inspirational and informational to dads everywhere! He wanted to get the message out about dads' rights and encourage dads to fight for their children. We also discussed health awareness, especially when it comes to eating a healthy diet. "Dad, Can We Talk?" exists for fathers like him because we were able to give him a platform to clear up his name, and release the things that he's had on his chest for some years now.  His story is one of resilience and perseverance, listen to the heart of a real dad!!! #Fatherhood #DadCanWeTalk #SupportFatherhood #ByDadsForDads #ChangingTheNarrative 
01:22:38
February 08, 2021
Episode 40: Caleb Young
Season 4 finale! I got together with my man Caleb Young to discuss fatherhood, family, community, and many other things! He talked about his business, Legacy Security Firm, and how he's leaving behind a legacy for his children. We talked about the importance of our community standing by one another, and helping to protect one another, especially with us being "endangered species" with no protection. Tune in to this episode to hear the heart of yet another great father in our community.  #DadCanWeTalk #KeepTruckin #Legacy #Fatherhood #SupportFatherhood #ByDadsForDads 
01:17:03
January 31, 2021
Episode 39: Vernard West
I sat down with my big homie "Po Po" in this episode to discuss all things fatherhood! We discussed various topics including youth sports, the importance of coaches being involved in the schools, his coaching journey, and social media for children. I thank everyone for supporting the podcast, remember to help me out by subscribing, and leaving a review helps out tremendously. Changing the narrative all 2021!!!
01:10:11
January 25, 2021
Episode 38: Mike Nikoonejad
I took a ride out to Ocala, FL to sit with a good friend of mine for the past 16 years. We discussed all things fatherhood including him fighting for custody of his son, relationships, work/life balance, and lessons from fatherhood. Y'all go follow my boy on IG: @mikesmobiledetailing. Subscribe to the podcast wherever you listen to podcasts!!! #SupportFatherhood #ByDadsForDads #DadCanWeTalk #ChangingTheNarrative
53:06
January 17, 2021
Episode 37: Jordan McCoy
I virtually talked with this awesome dad from way out in Seattle, Washington about his fatherhood experience. He talked about losing a child, his fatherhood YouTube channel, mental challenges of dads, and so much more! Find him on Youtube at "Living The Dad Life". Like, share, and subscribe to "Dad, Can We Talk?" on all platforms.
59:05
January 13, 2021
Episode 36: Jeff Thomas
In this episode I tried a different format, so I didn't just sit with a father, I sat with a father and his two sons. These two young men watched and listened to their father's story, and had the opportunity to give their dad a few pointers on how he could be an even better dad! This dad is one who's constantly misunderstood because of his claims on the nationality of "black" people being Israelites. But he continues to be upstanding and is changing the narrative of black fatherhood in his lineage. Take a listen to the heart of a real dad! #DadCanWeTalk #Fatherhood #ByDadsForDads #ChangingTheNarrative #Global
01:41:39
January 11, 2021
Episode 35: Larry Williams
First episode of 2021! It was only right that I had my OG Larry Williams bless the podcast with this wisdom and knowledge to start the year off. And he kept it real. We chopped it up about marriage, church leadership, role models, old school child rearing, and all things fatherhood! All 2021 we are continuing to change the narrative!!!
01:12:17
January 03, 2021
Episode 34: Quailz Lawrence
In this episode I sat down with Quailz Lawrence of Elite Music Group. We discussed how he deals with coparenting, spending quality time, his time in the military, and social media for children.  I believe he has a story and experience that can help fathers everywhere. This is probably the last episode of 2020, so y'all stay tuned! Next year will be a great one! 
01:16:37
December 21, 2020
Episode 33: Joel Johnson
I had the opportunity to sit with a young man that I mentored a few years back. I've watched him grow up right before my eyes. Now he is the father of a beautiful one year old baby girl. We discussed his upbringing, his experience with Project Youthbuild, and his motivations as a dad.
36:35
December 13, 2020
*Bonus* Cornelius Ingram & Chaz Mackey
Today I sat down with starting QB Chaz Mackey and head coach Cornelius Ingram of Hawthorne High School to discuss their berth in the Florida 1A State Football Championship. Chaz talked about his motivation to succeed after losing his father earlier this year and being the leader of his team. Coach Ingram discussed his plans for the upcoming game and how proud he was of his team's success. The championship game will be on Dec 17th in Tallahassee, FL. 
37:19
December 06, 2020
Episode 32: Ryan Jones
For Episode 32 I called on my man Ryan to come chop it up about Being A Better Father. We talked practical tips to becoming a better parent, marriage, balancing priorities in life, and many other things. Find him at "Be A Better Dad" on Facebook and "rjonesmentoring" on Instagram. 
56:23
November 24, 2020
Episode 31: Blazel
To kick off Season 4, I sat down with my man Blazel and we talked about him losing his father at age 11, being a single father, balancing time, music, marijuana, and many other things. 
01:11:11
November 22, 2020
Episode 30: Ardell Roberts
I sat down with a classmate of mine that I look up to in this media space. He is the host of the afternoon drive at 98.9 Jamz. He is the creator of the Upsouth Collective Network, go subscribe on all podcast platforms. He is the host of the ADHD show. My man is doing so much and I couldn’t wait to sit down and soak up this knowledge and wisdom. I appreciate all of the support, remember to subscribe to the podcast and stay tuned!
01:28:53
November 16, 2020
Episode 29: Andre Barnes
We're back after a quick hiatus with episode 29 of "Dad, Can We Talk?! My man Andre Barnes joined the show all the way from Virginia. We discussed his background in African American studies at Virginia University, important lessons from fatherhood, marriage life, cohabitation, and sports. Visit his website at findingsuperdad.com to get ideas about raising children, fostering good relationships, and finding time to relax.
01:30:54
November 09, 2020
Episode 28: Eric Williams
I sat down with my boy and we talked about the struggles of being a teen parent, the importance of mentorship in youth sports, marriage, parenting high schoolers, and being transparent as a dad. I love to hear the experiences of great dads like this man, he has so much wisdom and knowledge to share, he taught me some very valuable things in this podcast. Take a listen to the heart of this father of 5 boys!!! As always, I appreciate the support! Like, share, comment, and subscribe to "Dad, Can We Talk?" wherever it is that you listen to the podcast.
01:01:31
October 05, 2020
Episode 27: Robert Frazier
In this episode, we discussed having confidence in your ability to be great, tips on being a better professional, Wells Fargo CEO statements concerning black talent, marriage, the importance of mentorship, and all things fatherhood! This father is a great example of what it is to be a father, husband, and business professional all in one. He is still learning and is open about his failures and shortcomings. This is a great episode for those with children, those aspiring to be dads, those aspiring to be husbands, and those aspiring to just be better in life. Like, comment, share, subscribe, and leave a review for the podcast, it really helps me out a lot. All feedback is good feedback. Thanks for the support!
01:47:20
October 03, 2020
Episode 26: Anthony "Big Amp" Parker
This weekend I went out to Tampa, FL to sit down with QB1 Big Peezy! He spoke about raising 4 sons and the challenges of maintaining those relationships, marriage, his role models growing up, and many other things. A lot of free game was given out in this one, listen up! Appreciate the support!
01:35:58
September 14, 2020
Episode 25: Prince Lee
I sat down with this good brother that I met I few months back. He kept it real about his struggles and failures as a dad, and encouraged dads everywhere to be committed to the work of fatherhood. He also shared advice about raising teenagers and young adults. Per usual, we talked all things fatherhood! Thanks for the continued support. #SupportFatherhood #SupportBlackFatherhood #ChangingTheNarrative #Fatherhood #FathersMatterToo #Podcasts #ByDadsForDads #SpotifyPodcasts #AnchorPodcasts #GooglePodcasts #BlackDads #Brotherhood #ApplePodcasts #DadCanWeTalk
01:27:08
September 06, 2020
Episode 24: Kentrell Martin
In this episode we talked about marriage, the importance of black representation, his experience in the Big Easy, business, and much more. Go support Shelley's Adventures at shellysadventures.com! https://youtu.be/VyWksW2a2qU #SupportFatherhood #SupportBlackFatherhood #ChangingTheNarrative #Fatherhood #FathersMatterToo #Podcasts #ByDadsForDads #SpotifyPodcasts #AnchorPodcasts #GooglePodcasts #BlackDads #Brotherhood #ApplePodcasts #DadCanWeTalk
01:23:15
August 31, 2020
Episode 23: Jeff Mitchell
In this episode we talk about raising teenagers, racism, fitness and health, marriage, and many other things! Go subscribe to his podcast called, “Meet The Mitchell’s” on podcast platforms. This brother is full of wisdom. Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a rating on “Dad, Can We Talk?” on whatever platform you use to listen to the podcast. Thanks for all of the support!
01:14:14
August 23, 2020
Episode 22: Jadante White
I must say this episode was a lil turnt up! My brother had a few things he needed to get off of chest as we talked politics, the radio industry, Jada and Will, coparenting, and all things fatherhood!!! We were long winded on this one, but listen to this man’s heart.
02:20:58
August 18, 2020
Episode 21: Fareed Johnson
We are off to a great start for Season 3 of “Dad, Can We Talk?” My brother Fareed Johnson came through to drop some wisdom and share his experience with fatherhood. We are continuing to change the narrative of fatherhood and getting our stories out there. I pray this episode helps and reaches someone out there. Appreciate the continued support!!!
01:15:58
August 15, 2020
*Bonus* Season 2 Bonus: Berean Council
I get many questions about the Hebrew Israelite community, so I decided to sit down with some of my brothers and ask them some of the questions that I usually get. These brothers broke it down, piece by piece, and laid out their beliefs. They don’t speak for the entire Hebrew community, they spoke for themselves. If you have any questions that they didn’t address here, find them at Berean Council on Facebook and Instagram. Remember to subscribe to the podcast on whatever platform you listen to DCWT, and like the FB page. I appreciate the support!
02:23:52
July 27, 2020
“Dad, Can We Talk?” Episode 20: Alonzo Mason
Season finale! This episode I sat down with my brother Alonzo Mason. He is the father of three, including two with special needs. He explained the joys and struggles of being a special needs parent, teacher, and advocate. Of course we got into some marriage talk, plus he shared his thoughts about violence in the black community. We did this interview outside so ignore the various sounds you may hear.
01:51:24
July 23, 2020
“Dad, Can We Talk?” Episode 19: Brandon Gregory
I sat down with the director of the Fatherhood Academy, Brandon Gregory, in this episode. He spoke about his organization and the need to provide dad essentials. We spoke about the ills of pornography, marriage, faith, feeling helpless, and many other things. Find his organization's website at: fatherhood.academy.
01:24:06
July 13, 2020
“Dad, Can We Talk?” Episode 18: Dustin Klich
I sat down with my HR manager from work and we talked all things fatherhood! He talked about the experience him and his wife had going through the adoption process. We spoke about the importance of fathers listening and interacting with their children. He also gave some great advice to fathers. Hope this episode is an encouragement to you!
58:17
July 11, 2020
“Dad, Can We Talk?” Episode 17: Kevin Green
I sat down with this brother hailing from the city of Brotherly Love! We conversed about sports, marriage, and of course all things fatherhood! We are continuing to change the narrative about fatherhood, especially black fatherhood✊🏾
51:35
July 06, 2020
“Dad, Can We Talk?” Episode 16: Mike Powers
This barber is the dad of 12 children! He speaks about his organization “Head of House” and the importance of men taking their rightful position in the home. You will hear pain, struggle, perseverance, and hope in this episode. Listen in as this dad gives his take on fatherhood!
01:10:44
June 22, 2020
“Dad, Can We Talk?” Episode 15: Mike Rohan
In this episode I sat down with my good friend, Mike Rohan. He talked about how he and his wife adopted two children, being a school teacher during COVID-19, dealing with the death of his father, marriage, and many other things. This is a must listen for all dads!
16:14:01
June 13, 2020
“Dad, Can We Talk?” Episode 14: Mike Vaughn
I sat down with my brother and we talked about foster care, single parenting, fatherlessness, community, and many other things. His story is one of pain and triumph. Leave a review, comment, thumbs up, and share! Thanks for the support!
53:36
June 06, 2020
“Dad Can We Talk?” Episode 13: Vernell Brown
Vernell Brown, Director of Football Student-Athlete Development & Pro Liason for the University of Florida, joined me for this episode of DCWT. He shared stories about the impact of having an involved dad, marriage, raising teenagers, and doing community work. If you like what you hear, please subscribe and leave a rating for the podcast. Thanks for the support!
49:39
May 31, 2020
“Dad, Can We Talk” Episode 12: Ronald Ray
This episode is special to me because I had the opportunity to sit down with my only full blood brother. We discussed all things fatherhood, per usual. One of the realest men I know, soak up this game!
01:27:18
May 23, 2020
“Dad, Can We Talk?” Episode 11: Jason King
We’re back for Season 2! In this episode, I sat down with one of my mentors. We talked social justice, commitment, and what is ailing the black community.
02:14:49
May 12, 2020
**BONUS EPISODE** “Dad, Can We Talk?”: Anthony Ray
This is a bonus episode that features my wife interviewing me. We dug deep into a few topics and I must say it got a bit emotional near the end. Hear the hearts of a true mother and father.
01:08:47
April 25, 2020
“Dad, Can We Talk?” Episode 10: Kenneth Skanes
I’m encouraged by this young man because of how he coped with losing his dad and granddad at a young age. He is continuing to persevere and focused on being the best dad he can be. #SupportFatherhood #SupportBlackFatherhood #Fatherhood #FathersMatterToo #Podcasts #ByDadsForDads #SpotifyPodcasts #GooglePodcasts #BlackDads #Brotherhood #ApplePodcasts
52:01
April 20, 2020
“Dad Can We Talk?” Episode 9: Ed Ray
We talked homeschool, school to prison pipeline, and many other things in this episode. Some real knowledge was given, hope you take something away from this.
56:38
April 08, 2020
“Dad, Can We Talk?” Episode 8: Broderick Duffy
In this episode we talked about marriage, fatherhood, making good decisions, commitment, and broke down a few scriptures. Hope this blesses someone out there! Thanks for the support!
01:38:57
April 06, 2020
“Dad, Can We Talk?” Episode 7: Jerel Earley
In this episode we spoke about the challenges of being a pastor’s kids, marriage, discipline for children, and many other things. Thanks for the support!
01:10:42
March 30, 2020
“Dad, Can We Talk?” Episode 6: Larry Gaines
In this episode we talk about marriage, child support, the prison system, and many other things. Hope this blesses and encourages you! Thanks for your support!
56:53
March 29, 2020
“Dad, Can We Talk?” Episode 5: Arthur Brown
In this episode we talked hit on a few different topics, including autism. My man dropped some real jewels in this! During this quarantine season, learn something new about fatherhood!
01:22:01
March 22, 2020
“Dad, Can We Talk?” Episode 4: Ray Perosi
I sat down tonight with a long time friend and discussed all things fatherhood. We talked about the ups and downs of fatherhood. If you ever wanted to know what it’s really like to be a father, listen to this young man’s story! Everyone has a story and he shared his with hopes to inspire others dads that they can overcome whatever stumbling block that may be in their way. Hope you enjoy this episode! Leave a rating and subscribe to stay up to date! Thanks for your support
01:30:08
March 14, 2020
“Dad, Can We Talk?” Episode 3: Michael Hill
I sat down with one of my brothers in this episode and we talked about life! All things fatherhood. I hope this blesses and encourages you. Subscribe to stay up to date!
01:07:12
March 01, 2020
Dad, Can We Talk: Episode 2 w/ Tavaris Randall & Jasper Norwood
I sat down with two of my longtime friends in this episode, as we discussed marriage and fatherhood extensively. We got down to the nitty gritty. We gave insight into what it’s really like to be a father and a husband. Please subscribe for more dad talk!
01:16:01
February 18, 2020
“Dad, Can We Talk?” Episode 1: Adolph Means
In this episode I sat down with one of my mentors and we discussed fatherhood, marriage, and history. Thanks for the support. Please give us a thumbs up on Facebook @ “Dad, Can We Talk?”
01:05:46
February 10, 2020