Episode 22: "Gotta Have My Pops" - A Conversation About Fatherhood w/ Our Dads
In celebration of Father’s Day, Ty and Daphne discuss parenthood with two very special guests—their fathers. Mr. Irving Penn (Daphne’s dad) and Mr. Cornelius Connor (Ty’s dad) discuss their feelings on becoming fathers (22:08) and the joys of fatherhood (24:00). We then have a conversation about what they find/found most difficult about being a dad (26:14), the mistakes they made as first time fathers (35:15), and their biggest fears related to their children (43:05). Mr. Connor and Mr. Penn also share stories about raising Ty and Daphne (48:13), their hopes for their children (53:03), and lessons that they tried to teach their children (56:26). We close the interview by discussing how fathers and fatherhood have changed over the years (1:01:28) and advice they would provide to millennial dads (1:11:45).
Other Topics Include:
00:30 - Catch up with Ty and Daphne
03:09 - BhD “Oh Lawd” News Segment
11:18 - Introduction of the Topic
13:55 - Should Single Mothers Be Honored on Father’s Day?
15:08 - Black TV Snippets about Fatherhood
20:00 - Learn more about the dads
1:16:50 - The importance of trades
The Myth of the Absent Black Father - https://thinkprogress.org/the-myth-of-the-absent-black-father-ecc4e961c2e8/
Survey Finds Dads Defy Stereotypes about Black Fatherhood- http://articles.latimes.com/2013/dec/20/local/la-me-black-dads-20131221
The 40 Highest-Paying Jobs You Can Get Without a Bachelor’s Degree - http://www.businessinsider.com/high-paying-jobs-dont-require-bachelors-degree-2015-10