The Black Daddy Podcast

106 EpisodesProduced by Donald Gadson JrWebsite

The Black Daddy Podcast is a show created for ALL fathers and those they love. If you are looking for weekly encouragement, inspiration, or challenge, tune in every week for a fresh take on Fatherhood, Faith, and Finances.

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Important Announcement : Pick & Stick!

January 1st, 2017


Take A Leap!

Just over a year ago, we took a bold step to launch the Black Daddy Podcast.

We went from just …

Episode 34: Principles Over Feelings

December 22nd, 2016


You have to have principles OVER feelings! 

With the holiday season upon us many people are starting to ponder their New Year’s resolutions. Whenever …

Episode 33: It's NOT What Happened to You...

December 16th, 2016


It's not what happened to you that broke you. It's how you responded to what happened to you that broke you. 

With the holiday season upon us many …

Episode 32: Is It All About Talent... Or Nah?

December 1st, 2016


Talented? Smart? So What! Be Consistent! 

With the holiday season upon us many people are starting to ponder their New Year’s resolutions. Whenever …

Episode 31: Are you a Gazelle or a Lion?

November 30th, 2016


Are you the HUNTER or the HUNTED? 

With the holiday season upon us many people are starting to ponder their New Year’s resolutions.  Whenever we seek …

Episode 30: 10 Hacks to Winning Financially w/ Talaat & Tai McNeely

November 23rd, 2016


Talaat & Tai McNeely are America's #1 Money Couple!

As Founder's of His & Her Money, they are passionate about helping others with Money, …

Episode 29: Doing Education Differently with Mikala Streeter of the L.I.F.E. School

November 16th, 2016


In this Episode Mikala Streeter and I talk S.T.E.M. Schools and : 

  • Empowering and teaching your child to solve real world problems
  • Ways to expose …

Episdode 28: 5 Reasons Why You Can Be a Foster Parent

November 9th, 2016


Ever considered being a foster parent but hesitated? Listen in?


Questions or Comments:


Intro Music: "Weight …

Episode 27: Explaining the Hiatus

October 30th, 2016


Welcome to Episode 27 of the Black Daddy Podcast


After a break, we are back and stronger than ever!

It hasn’t been simple, easy, or all roses but we are advancing forward.


Listen in as we talk about

1. Our mourning …

Episode 26: Dumping Debt ( $116,000 Later)

September 8th, 2016


Join us as we continue our convo from Episode 25. 


We get into: 

1.Principles over feelings / making a plan and executing vs. going with your …

Episode 25: $60,000 in Student Loans Gone! ( Our Journey to Freedom)

August 30th, 2016


In This Episode (Episode 25) we open up about the REALNESS of getting rid of "our" student loans. 

WE also cover : 

1. Good debt vs. Bad Debt Debate

- credit cards , student loans , mortgages, consumer debt etc. 

2. My …

Episode 24: The Baby Effect, Leading, and the Hot Seat w/ Dr. Joe Martin

August 21st, 2016


This is the continuation of my conversation with Dr. Joe Martin of the Real Men Connect Podcast. 

If you need to check out Episode 23 where we unpacked the beginning of this conversation, check it out. 

In this Episode …

Episode 23: So you wanna be a REAL MAN? w/ Dr. Joe Martin

August 14th, 2016


What makes a man a real man? If you take time to answer that question you'll uncover some truths , deep rooted beliefs and even some lies .

Today's episode is a special edition as I found myself in the hot seat with Dr. …

Episode 22: Daddyhood, Faithfulness & Church A/V w/ Sam Ofori

August 2nd, 2016


Last Week on Episode 21 Sam and Desirae Ofori sat down with Mama and I to talk about Marriage, Parenting and Ministry. Well today on Episode 22, The …

Episode 21: Parenting, Victory in Marriage, and Blogging Success w/ Sam & Desirae Ofori

July 25th, 2016


Welcome to Episode 21 of the Black Daddy Podcast!

Today's special guests are Sam and Desirae Ofori. The Ofori's are Church Leaders, Marriage Advocates and founders of the M1 - Marriage 1st.


M1 (Marriage First)(

Episode 20: Pt. 2 Marriage is REAL! w/ Damian & Jamie Johnson

July 17th, 2016


Marriage is a beautiful thing right? Isn't it all about the happily ever after?

Well, not quite, MARRIAGE is Real!  Today's episode is the second …

Episode 19: Marriage IS REAL! w/ Damian & Jamie Johnson

July 12th, 2016


Welcome to Episode 19 of the Black Daddy Podcast where we welcome special guests of the Marriage is Real Movement Damian and Jamie Johnson!


We sit …

Episode 18: African vs. African American Pt. 2

July 3rd, 2016


African vs. African American: It Runs Deep.

Join us today as we continue our episode on being African versus African American.

Listen as  we unpack

Episode 17: "African Booty Scratcher": Growing Up African vs. African American

June 26th, 2016


My wife and I were brought up having two totally different Cultural influences and

What's interesting is that in the good ol' USA of A we …

Episode 16: A Father is...

June 19th, 2016


This is a very special edition of the Black Daddy Podcast - THE FATHERS DAY EDITION! And we are counting down 4 Descriptions of what a father is from four of our previous guests. If someone asked you to fill in the …

Bonus Episode: - The Highs and Lows of Faith

June 13th, 2016


In this bonus episode of the blackdaddy podcast on the heels of our hit episode

Supernatural Childbirth we wrestle with questions like :

Where does …

Episode 15 : Supernatural Childbirth

June 6th, 2016


Supernatural Childbirth by Jackie Mize is referenced in this episode.  (

In Episode 14 of the Black Daddy Podcast we were able …

Episode 14 : A Birth Story

May 28th, 2016


Witnessing the Birth of your child is a blessing by itself.

What happens when you experience it :

  • At Home
  • Without ANY Medical Staff
  • Without any Meds

Episode 13: Daddy vs. Father, Integrity, Poverty & "Pauls"

May 22nd, 2016


In Part 2 of our time with Dr. Joe Martin we talk about:

  • Growing up in poverty and it's effect on his view of manhood.
    Being raised and Seeing alot …

Episode 12: "Having it all , Losing it, Re-Marriage, and Real Manhood w Dr. Joe Martin"

May 15th, 2016


Joe Martin had it all he, was the first in his family to graduate from high school; graduate from college (early, at the top of his class); purchase …

Boost: May 3

May 3rd, 2016


The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream.The oak sleeps in the acorn; the bird waits in the egg; and in thehighest vision of the …

May 2

May 2nd, 2016


The dreamers are the saviors of the world. As the visible world is sustained by the invisible, so men, through all their trials and sins and sordid …

Boost: April 29

April 29th, 2016


He who has conquered doubt and fear has conquered failure. His every thought is allied with power, and all difficulties are bravely met and wisely …

Boost: April 28

April 28th, 2016


Having conceived of his purpose, a man should mentally mark out a straight pathway to its achievement, looking neither to the right nor to the left. …

Boost : April 27

April 27th, 2016


To put away aimlessness and weakness, and to begin to think with purpose, is to enter the ranks of those strong ones who only recognize failure as one of the pathways to attainment; who make all conditions serve them, …

Boost : April 26

April 26th, 2016


A man should conceive of a legitimate purpose in his heart, and set out to accomplish it. He should make this purpose the centralizing point of his …

Boost : April 22

April 22nd, 2016


A particular train of thought persisted in, be it good or bad, cannot fail to produce its results on the character and circumstances. A man cannot …

Boost: April 21

April 21st, 2016


Good thoughts and actions can never produce bad results; bad thoughts and actions can never produce good results. This is but saying that nothing can …

Boost : April 20

April 20th, 2016


Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound. The man who does not shrink from self-crucifixion can never fail to accomplish the object upon which …

Boost: April 19

April 19th, 2016


"Men do not attract that which they want,but that which they are."

Boost : April 18

April 18th, 2016


The outer world of circumstance shapes itself to the inner world of thought, and both pleasant and unpleasant external conditions are factors which …

Episode 11: "Uncle Tom" ( White Privilege , Me, and You)

April 18th, 2016


In "White Privilege"  : Unpacking the invisibe knapsack Peggy McIntosh gives us a glimpse into the world through her eyes.

In this episode we have a converstation about :

Arranging to be in the company of people of my …

Boost: April 15

April 15th, 2016


Thought and character are one, and as character can only manifest and discover itself through environment and circumstance, the outer conditions of a person's life will always be found to be harmoniously related to his …

Boost: April 14

April 14th, 2016


Just as a gardener cultivates his plot, keeping it free from weeds, and growing the flowers and fruits which he requires, so may a man tend the …

Boost: April 12 2016 [High and Low]

April 12th, 2016


Man is made or unmade by himself; in the armory of thought he forges the weapons by which he destroys himself; he also fashions the tools with which …

Boost: April 11 2016

April 11th, 2016


Just like the plant springs from, and could not be without, the seed, so every act of man springs from the hidden seeds of thought, and could not …

Episode 10: Am I Black Enough? ( "Them and Me")

April 10th, 2016


What is it like to grow up under the pressure of being ( or not being) Black ?

In this episode, listen closely as we unpack a suitcase of thoughts, …

Episode 9: Mindset ( As a Man Thinketh)

April 3rd, 2016


James Allen authored the book " As a Man Thinketh" in 1902.

Inspired by the Biblical Verse Proverbs 23:7 ; "As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he," it has proved to be an awesome resource to me and many Men that …

Episode 8 Pt. 2 w Joel Boggess: Being YOURSELF

March 27th, 2016


After a 2 week hiatus ( and the birth of our  daughter!) Joel Bogess and I are back for part 2 of our discussion where we dive into a few things including:


1) the importance of being yourself and growing in your skin.

Episode 8 Pt 1: Vision w/ Joel Boggess

March 13th, 2016


Do you want to discover who you are?

Do you want to find your passion and be clear about what direction you want to head in ?

Well, Joel Boggess the host of the Re-Launch Podcast is on the black daddy podcast and he's …

Episode 7: Foster Care Pt. 2

March 6th, 2016


Dem kids dem kids!

Children are a gift and man oh man can hey teach you a lot. Whether you have kids or not, this is an episode that can prove to be …

Episode 6: The Side Hustle of a Black Daddy

February 28th, 2016


"Go get that money!" It's what we hear all day long.

What do you do when your grind /side hustle / or paper chase gets in the way of your …

Episode 5- The Top 5 Fears of Marriage w/Jay Mayo

February 14th, 2016


Jay Mayo , Host of The Right to R.E.A.L. love podcast radio show joins us to break down 5 of the top fears related to marriage. You are in for a treat! 

What can we learn from the high divorce rate? 

What is the …

Bonus Episode:

February 8th, 2016


The last 8 weeks have been absolutely phenomenal! our  hearts are grateful  for the support and love! We wanted to take 11 minutes to say THANK YOU …

Episode 4 Pt. 2 : Church- Why Men Aren't There!? ( Warning: Real Talk)

January 31st, 2016


Men and The Church.

Why aren’t they there?

What are the issues for their low dedication?

and What can we look forward to in the future as churches become more focused on reaching men.

Pastor Charles Cooper is back and …

Episode 4 Pt. 1 Hope, The White House & The Single Christian Woman

January 25th, 2016


A man on fire! Charles Cooper is an author, church planter, lecturer, and church consultant. Preaching since the age of 15 and honoree of the Harry A …

Episode 3 Pt. 2 : Identity , Social Media & Victory

January 18th, 2016


1) Overcoming inadequacy as a father and believer

2) Overcoming identity crisis,

3) How social media is killing our sense of what is real and what’s …

Episode 3 Pt. 1 : 50 Years of Wisdom as a Father

January 11th, 2016


"The Golden years" , True Success, and Identity.

How does a father in his later years of life 1) define what a fateher is? 2) Describe his proudest …

Episode 2 pt. 2 : 2 Marry or Not 2 Marry

January 4th, 2016


Baby Mamas...Baby Daddies... and Marriage. Should a couple "tie the knot" after conceiving a child together? Why does it seem like we have so many …

Episode 2 Pt.1: 2 Marry or Not 2 Marry

December 29th, 2015


Baby Mamas...Baby Daddies... and Marriage. Should a couple "tie the knot" after conceiving a child together? Why does it seem like we have so many …

Episode 1: Why Foster Care?

December 27th, 2015


Foster Care(FC/FP). We all "know about it" but we really don't " know about it."
Join us for this episode as we dive head first into :
1) Why foster children are the biggest "dirty" blessing.
2) 3 Reasons why we took the …

Episode 0: Black Daddy What?

December 27th, 2015


The Black Daddy What?!? Join us as we unpack the Who, What, When and Why of the Black Daddy Podcast!  Fatherhood. Faith. Finances. 

"The Black Daddy Podcast" has launched and in your speakers.
Take a seat with us as we …

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