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Ask AfroDaddy is hosted by Terence Mentor (aka "AfroDaddy") and Julie Mentor (aka "Nickname to be decided").They take your questions about Life, the Universe and Parenting and try to answer them before their two toddlers wake up.And their toddlers wake up a LOT...
 
It started out with a simple question: How can we help make our world a better place? In the midst of a global pandemic, feeling lost and disconnected, we decided to make it our mission to search for ways to cultivate positive change in our world. We’re holding this space for conversations about all the things, big and small, that we can do to create impactful changes in our communities. You will hear in depth conversations with inspirational guests from every corner of the planet who are do ...
 
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Eric is a self-leadership coach, black-belt hand-washer, speaker, and author with deep knowledge in the science of building courageous and emotionally intelligent mindsets. His know-how is a result of over 20 years of international corporate life, two masters degrees in human behavior change, and over 12 years helping leaders and their teams become…
 
Zach Correa, a finalist of NPR’s How I Built This Fellowship, is the Founder and CEO of LemonGRAFT, built for the buying and selling of homegrown produce. LemonGRAFT’s aim is to build a regenerative food system, build community and biodiversity, restore our ecosystem, improve our health, decentralize big agriculture and take food back into your own…
 
With 30 years of experience, Christian de la Huerta is a sought-after spiritual teacher, personal transformation coach and leading voice in the breathwork community. He has traveled the world offering inspiring and transformational retreats combining psychological and spiritual teachings with lasting and life-changing effects. An award-winning, cri…
 
Dr. Rich Blundell is an ecologist working at the interface of art, science, nature and culture. His research examines how transformation happens across the scales of person, place and planet. As a cultural communicator, Rich tells a scientific story of the universe that includes art and human creativity as natural phenomena. Dr. Blundell’s research…
 
On Friday, the 25th June 2021, the Afro may be no more. That's if YOU make sure that we make our R120 000 target as we raise funds for the Maletsatsi Foundation. This foundation provides care for many children who are currently in need of a place of safety, but more than that, they provide a family. Some of the children under their care are getting…
 
What is courageous creativity, why is it important and how do you get your kids to do it? These are some of the questions that we need to be asking ourselves as parents, and Kristian Imhof, Country Manager of LEGO South Africa joined me in this episode to discuss them! Check out https://ideas.lego.com for more great LEGO ideas that will spark your …
 
Dr. Chloe Carmichael holds a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Long Island University. She is the author of "Nervous Energy: Harness the Power of Your Anxiety," and "10 Commandments of Dating: How to stop getting hurt, put yourself out there and find a relationship that lasts." Dr. Carmichael has been featured as an expert on VH1, Inside Editio…
 
Finding great content about fatherhood is really tough (that's one of the reasons I started AfroDaddy in the first place), but finding content about fatherhood that is funny, honest and not demeaning about dads is almost impossible. So stumbling across the Dumb Dad Podcast was a very happy event for me. These two comedians and stay-at-home-dads use…
 
Dai Manuel is a super dad, dating his wife, with a lead by example way of living and a contagious personality, who is on a mission to positively impact one million role models around the globe to lead a FUN-ctionally fit life through education, encouragement, and community. He is an award-winning digital thought leader and author, Distinguished Toa…
 
Dr. Christian Heim PhD is an award-winning Psychiatrist, Music Professor and Churchill fellow. During his 20 years as a doctor and 13 years as a psychiatrist, he has heard the stories of 1000s of people, so he listens a lot. He gets lots of joy out of working as a consultant psychiatrist in psychotherapy. He speaks from a place of deep compassion a…
 
In this episode, I had the opportunity to chat to Emily House, author of the new children's book "Bon Bon and Blanket". What makes this story extra special is that almost every family can see a part of themselves in it. I wanted to find out how and why Emily was able to achieve this in her fantastic little book! Order your copy of Bon Bon and Blank…
 
You are about to be inspired. Terence Lester is a speaker, activist, author, and thought leader in the realm of systemic poverty. He’s known for nationwide campaigns that have been featured on MLK50, CNN, Good Morning America, and more. In 2013, Terence founded the non-profit “Love Beyond Walls” and has helped hundreds of individuals experiencing h…
 
Missy Bellinger's late husband Tom was diagnosed with Sarcoma Cancer on their second wedding anniversary, and he sadly passed away eighteen months later. After making a promise to Tom, and being inspired after welcoming an out of town cancer family into her home, Missy created the Amschwand Sarcoma Cancer Foundation, which later evolved into A Shel…
 
In this week's Special Edition episode, Steve & Erin each select 5 special people from around the world and trade off stories about these inspirational badasses that are making the world a better place. Included are Adam Lowy (MoveForHunger.org), Malala (Malala.org), Dasia Taylor (Invented infection-detecting sutures), Missy Bellinger (CancerFamili…
 
Join us as we chat with Azim Khamisa about the healing power of forgiveness. Azim lost his only son Tariq to a senseless gang-related murder in 1995. Azim chose the path of forgiveness and compassion rather than revenge and bitterness, and went on to mentor the gang member who killed his son Tariq, and forged a friendship with the Grandfather of hi…
 
The science is in! In this episode, we chat with Steve and Chanzie about the joy that dancing has brought to their lives, and it can do the same for you! But we now know that not only can dancing provide you physical health benefits, but according to the New England Journal of Medicine's report, dancing can actually make you smarter and help you li…
 
Bailey Richardson has worked at IDEO, StoryCorps, Pop-Up Magazine and The California Sunday Magazine. She was one of the first employees at Instagram and has also been featured in the recent Netflix documentary, The Social Dilemma. Bailey, along with her friends, Kai and Kevin, started People & Company – whose mission is to help people bring their …
 
As reported by NPR, Forbes, Reuters and many others, Eric Maddox is the Executive Director of Open Roads Media and the Founder and producer of Virtual Dinner Guest Project. He completed his undergraduate studies in Philosophy and Classic Literature and his MA in International Conflict Transformation. After completing his graduate field research in …
 
Alan Graham Started Mobile Loaves and Fishes in 1998, a social outreach ministry that provides food and clothing, cultivates community, and promotes dignity to men and women in need. He and four friends boldly answered their call to “love your neighbor” by delivering meals to men and women experiencing homelessness from the back of a green minivan.…
 
If your child is in high school, this might be the year where a BIG question gets asked: Which subjects should your kid study? This feels like an almost impossible choice to make, because there are so many variables involving career choices, aptitude, enjoyment and what the school offers. How do you make that decision, or more importantly, how do y…
 
Anaise and Carine Kanimba are the adopted daughters of Paul Rusesabagina, the humanitarian famous for saving 1,200 refugees during the 1994 Rwandan genocide, whose true story was told in the 2004 film, Hotel Rwanda. Since then, he’s published the autobiography, “An Ordinary Man” in 2006 and has received many humanitarian and civil rights awards, in…
 
These 5 minute episode will focus on one thought or idea I've had floating around in my head, and I would love to get your input! This quick thought is about the difference between being a supportive parent and one that puts unneeded pressure on their children. What do you think about this topic, and what else should I be thinking about? Let me kno…
 
Valentine's Day is coming up, so it's the time of the year when parents around the world turn to their partner and ask, "So...are we going to do anything this year, or...?" The reality is that being a parent fundamentally changes the way you can show and enjoy romance - let's just admit it, and find new ways to enjoy Valentine's Day. I asked you wh…
 
These 5 minute episode will focus on one thought or idea I've had floating around in my head, and I would love to get your input! This quick thought is about remembering that we are more than parents. What do you think about this topic, and what else should I be thinking about? Let me know by emailing AfroDaddyCT@gmail.com. You can also message me …
 
Season 1 Finale: Chad Pregracke grew up near the Mississipi River in East Moline, Illinois. From his childhood experience and first job as a clam digger, he decided he wanted to do something about all of the trash collected in the river. At the age of 17, Chad started making calls to government agencies to notify them of the problem, assuming someo…
 
Who knows more about parenting...two normal dads or Google? To help me answer that question, I enlisted the help of comedian Liam Bento. We took the internet giant head on, so listen to this episode to find out who wins! (Just remember...95% of this episode is supposed to be a joke and SHOULD NOT be considered to be real parenting advice!) Check ou…
 
As seen on 60 Minutes, the Last Slave Ship, known as the Clotilda, is a mysterious story that can’t be told in a hurry. As a matter of fact, it’s taken 159 years to be told and is still not finished. It started with simple people living simple lives in their ‘own’ African country, before being captured by a rival tribe, sold to a wealthy slave owne…
 
The Last Slave Ship, known as the Clotilda, is a mysterious story that can’t be told in a hurry. As a matter of fact, it’s taken 159 years to be told and is still not finished. It started with simple people living simple lives in their ‘own’ African country, before being captured by a rival tribe, sold to a wealthy slave owner from America and forc…
 
Men can be really stupid sometimes. Okay fine...a lot of the time. But honestly, one of the dumbest things we do is wait until things are REALLY bad before we get any medical help or treatment. This is obviously particularly bad during a pandemic like the one we're currently experiencing. Why do men do this, and more importantly, how do we encourag…
 
Christy Harrison, MPH, RD, CDN is an anti-diet registered dietitian nutritionist, certified intuitive eating counselor, and author of the book Anti-Diet: Reclaim Your Time, Money, Well-Being, and Happiness Through Intuitive Eating (Little, Brown Spark 2019). She offers online courses and private intuitive eating coaching to help people all over the…
 
In this Global Storytelling Series episode, we chatted with Irmela Mensah-Schramm and our friend and translator from Germany, Petra Nikol. Irmela Mensah-Schramm is a 75-year-old activist who set out to erase symbols of hate in the world. Often referred to as “Graffiti Grandma", she’s spent the last 3 decades removing and covering up Nazi imagery an…
 
Ibu Robin Lim CPM is a Filipino–American midwife, mother, grandmother, and founder of Yayasan Bumi Sehat a non-profit organization in Indonesia. Lim also serves on the board of Bumi–Wadah Philippines, where she is known as “Lola Robin.” Her Passion is Human Rights in Childbirth. She believes that each individual is an essential “Piece of Peace” the…
 
Imagine being on top of the world as a young, bright successful 29 year-old entrepreneur living in Nigeria, with your whole world and your whole life ahead of you. And then one day, in almost the blink of an eye, you suddenly find yourself locked up behind bars, in an overcrowded, filthy, oppressively hot, rat infested, maximum-security prison, for…
 
In this Christmas Bonus Episode, we chat about our own holiday traditions growing up and what we look forward to the most about the holidays. We even take a trip down memory lane and listen to clips of some Norris original Christmas songs from the 90s and early 2000s. That’s right, we have our own Christmas album. Pour yourself some eggnog or hot c…
 
We flip the script in this episode! I chatted to Grade 11 (going to Matric), Thomas, about what it is like being in high school in 2020 and coping with pandemic. Also, find out what high schoolers wished their parents knew! Please rate and review this podcast, and share it with your friends! Subscribe to Ask AfroDaddy: Apple Podcasts: bit.ly/AskAfr…
 
The New York Times called it "The Eureka Mistake." Meet world renowned Marine Biologist Dr. David Vaughan, along with his daughter Dee Dee, as we chat about his accidental discovery that is changing the world; changing the way we are regrowing our coral reefs that have been dying due to increasing ocean temperatures. Coral reefs provide 25% to 40% …
 
Meet the ever-inspiring Ryan Griffin, who started a program in his barber shop whereby kids get a discount if they read to him while getting their hair cut. He dropped off books at other barber shops in his small town to help encourage all kids to fall in love with reading. His story, which began with that first child reading to him, has now spread…
 
Rob and Reece Scheer are the proud fathers of five children from the foster care system who arrived at their home with trash bags. Growing up in foster care himself, Rob remembered feeling disposable as a child carrying a trash bag to his foster home, and he wondered how this could still be happening 30 years later. In 2013, the Scheer family set o…
 
How has the pandemic affected your parenting? We have all lived through a fairly unique time over the past few months, which has meant we've had to change how we parent. I asked my social media followers what their experience was, and in this episode we take a look at some of the wide ranging responses we received and try to explain how some of us …
 
This episode did not go as planned. Originally, it was supposed to be our final conversation with Dad-to-be, Dayne, before his baby girl was born...but that baby girl had other ideas! So, since she came a few months early, we held off recording this until this new family had time to settle in. In this episode Dayne and I chat about his first few mo…
 
In this episode, I chat to Sean Loots (aka Seano), a radio presenter, podcaster, husband and father. Sean and his wife went through (and in many ways, are still going through) the trauma of watching their young baby struggle with immense health issues - but at the same time, he had to keep up the happy, cheerful drive time radio personality. How di…
 
It's one of the biggest financial decisions we make: What car are we going to buy? This question becomes even harder when you have think about getting a car that works for a family. Must it be big enough to fit everyone, plus the dog? Or should it be more fuel-efficient to save money? Is reliability the most important thing to keep in mind (conside…
 
There are many parenting experiences that I haven't had, and since I have two sons, one big one is being a father to a girl. So to understand how having a daughter changes a man and what these dads actually think about Life, the Universe and Parenting, I chatted to two friends of mine who who are currently going through it all. Tim Thabethe is an e…
 
We've had a few months of really intense conversations, and even though they were all really good and important, it felt like a good time to have an easy and fun conversation with the wife about some of the best questions I get for Morning Coffee Questions. MCQ is my daily session on Instagram Stories where I answer whatever questions my followers …
 
~Listen to A Father's Journey Episode 1 Here~ Over the coming months and years, we'll be checking with Dad-To-Be, Dayne, as he prepares for the big changes that are coming as well as dealing with the reality of fatherhood. In this episode, we chat about pregnant wife snoring, free baby stuff and what the hell a "Poo-nami" is. This is a going to be …
 
"My kids don't see colour!" Um...yes they do - and if you aren't going to talk to them and teach them about race, someone or something else will. In episode, Julie and I discuss why and how you can show your children how to engage with people that don't look like them. Please subscribe to the website, to get all the latest AfroDaddy content and the…
 
After last episode's discussion that focused on inclusion and diversity in the parenting blogger space, we received a lot of great feedback, but also questions from white people: "How should I engage with POC's?" "What can I do if I make a mistake? How do I apologise properly?" "How can I defend myself against a claim of racism without looking more…
 
Over the past few weeks, the conversation focusing on the inequalities in the blogging and influencer industry in SA has started to heat up. Obviously, this isn't a new issue, and this isn't the first time people have tried to raise it, but since people are starting to listen, I thought that it would be a good idea to add my voice and support to th…
 
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