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Author: DJ EFN, KGB and Manny Digital

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From the creators of The Drink Champs, come... insider Hip-Hop Stories, Parenting Advice and Therapy Sessions from devout Hip Hop heads. Father Hoods is a weekly podcast where DJ EFN, KGB and Manny Digital discuss being fathers and how they parent from a Hip-Hop perspective.

In their rap sessions they get into their child raising strategies, fears and joys - all while serving as each other's trusted council in figuring out how NOT to screw up being good dads. They're often joined by guests from around Hip Hop culture to share their own parental takes and lend some advice to the cause.

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Future-Proofing

Future-Proofing

2024-07-1646:29

The Father Hoods are back with a BRAND-NEW episode this week! Catch Manny Digital, DJ EFN, and KGB bringing back the vibe you've been missing! Kicking things off with the everyday hustle of fatherhood during the summer madness, they dive into the world of artificial intelligence and robotics. The crew breaks down some real talk on technology dependence and why bringing back old-school skills could be the key to balance. On a more personal tip, the conversation gets deep about violence, societal collapse, and the shaky ground of global security. The Dads also tackle the crucial topic of keeping kids safe, whether on the streets or at school, highlighting the instincts and struggles parents face in an unpredictable world. Tune in for a mix of insightful discussion, real emotions, and that undeniable energy that keeps you coming back for more!!! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Welcome back to another #throwback episode of the Father Hoods Podcast! Join your favorite podcasting Dads, DJ EFN, Manny Digital, and KGB as they revisit timeless discussions on fatherhood and family dynamics. Vibe with the Dads as they tackle the challenge of juggling work, family, and self-care. We'll drop knowledge on the power of to-do lists and the importance of making progress, not perfection, as the goal for us fathers. Additionally, the DJ EFN, KGB, and Manny rap about the real struggles of helping our kids navigate tough situations all the way to creating a peaceful home environment. Get ready for some real talk on finding that perfect balance and fulfillment in our roles as providers and Fathers. Turn up the volume, because this episode is gonna be lit!!! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Prepare for a walk down memory lane as DJ EFN, Manny Digital, and KGB chop it up about Hip-Hop and fatherhood. This throwback episode is straight fire with special guest Slug, one half of the legendary Hip-Hop duo, Atmosphere, and a proud pops of four! Slug keeps it real, sharing how he juggles his music hustle with being a father, reflecting on the evolution of his parenting over the years, the lessons from his childhood, and how they've shaped his style as a Dad. They discussed the ups and downs of fatherhood, touching on everything from the creative process behind Slug's album 'Word?' to the clutch role of having a home studio. This episode is packed with real talk, from making sacrifices for the kids to avoiding those cringy Dad moments. Tune in for dope insights and heartfelt stories from the trenches of Hip-Hop and modern parenthood! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
NEW EPISODE ALERT!  This week on the Father Hoods pod, join DJ EFN, Manny Digital, and KGB as they bring fresh Dad wisdom! The episode explores the dilemma of school choices and dropping their takes on homeschooling, inspired by a fellow podcaster who hit the road in an RV, teaching life lessons outside of the classroom. The Dads also rap about their Father's Day celebrations, the effects of alcohol on sleep, and the grind of parenting in today's world. Take your seats and prepare for a dose of Hip Hop flair and a fresh take on navigating the highs and lows of raising kids! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Get ready to vibe with this back-to-back throwback session of the Father Hoods Pod! Join your favorite podcasting dads, DJ EFN, Manny Digital, and KGB as they rap about the reality of raising toddlers, dropping wisdom on disciplining kids, and keeping their cool under the pressures of work and parenthood. They break down the hustle of playing good cop, bad cop and drop ultimate gems of parenting advice.  Whether you're in the game or just getting started, this episode is packed with stories and insights that hit hard. Tune in for a fresh perspective on the everyday grind of being a modern dad! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
#Throwback: Fatherly Guilt

#Throwback: Fatherly Guilt

2024-06-1101:01:32

Tuesday is Father Hoods day and we are back for another #THROWBACK episode! Join DJ EFN, Manny Digital, and KGB as they discuss the challenges of finding the 'zone' as parents and entrepreneurs, and the guilt and pressure that comes with balancing work and family. The Dads touch on the topic of disciplining children and the involvement of other family members in parenting.  This episode covers various topics including setting boundaries with grandparents, navigating political discussions, and the importance of teaching history to children. Take your seats and grab your weekly dose of fatherhood realness! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Grit and Grind

Grit and Grind

2024-06-0428:06

Step into the world of Father Hoods Pod with DJ EFN, Manny Digital, and KGB as they drop knowledge on fatherhood like never before!  Manny kicks off with a tale of his recent overseas escapade with his wife, leaving the kids behind for the first time ever! From their adventures to unexpected twists, Manny keeps it real with the highs and lows of their journey, giving a glimpse into the grind of parenting. Then, KGB comes through with the lowdown on how his son hustles hard during summer break, scoring cash with neighborhood gigs. From mowing lawns to cleaning stuff, KGB's son is starting to embrace independence and develop his work ethic. The session wraps up with a discussion on the importance of skills, with the Dads breaking down why education in the trades can be ideal for us all!  Get ready for an episode that's straight fire, packed with stories and wisdom that hit home for all the hustling parents out there! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Welcome to the Father Hoods Pod's 300th episode! 🎉 This week, we're bringing back episode 179 as a #THROWBACK special. Join DJ EFN, Manny Digital, and KGB as they discuss the challenges and experiences of fatherhood, particularly with their sons. Manny and KGB share their struggles with their sons' difficulty prioritizing chores and homework over playtime. The Dads also discuss maintaining discipline, modeling expected behavior, and the negative effects of technology on children's attention spans and mental health.  Tap in! Let's connect, learn, and grow together! 💪🔥 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dads Talk Dollars

Dads Talk Dollars

2024-05-2123:18

Back in the mix with a bang! Join Manny Digital and DJ EFN on the Father Hoods Pod as they lay down a little financial talk. From life insurance to that OG credit card balance swap method, these Dads drop a few gems from their travels. But it doesn't stop there! They're all about nurturing that entrepreneurial spirit in our kids and showing them how failure fuels success. Tune in for your weekly dose of #Fatherhood realness! 💪🔥 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Pod Swap

Pod Swap

2024-05-1401:03:58

Get ready for a unique twist as Father Hoods Pod teams up with Just Two Dads Podcast for a heartfelt exploration of fatherhood, vulnerability, and community! In this special collaboration, join hosts Brian Altounian and Shawn Francis as they welcome our very own, Manny Digital, as their featured guest. Manny opens up about the therapeutic power of podcasting and how Father Hoods has provided a lifeline of support and understanding for him and his co-hosts, DJ EFN and KGB. Together, they tackle the challenges of fatherhood, emphasizing the importance of presence and connection in shaping the lives of their children. But the conversation doesn't stop there! Manny also challenges traditional notions of masculinity, advocating for vulnerability as a source of strength and authenticity. In a society that often equates vulnerability with weakness, Manny's message is a powerful reminder of the courage it takes to be open and honest about our struggles. Don't miss out on this remarkable episode where boundaries are broken, stereotypes shattered, and the power of community reigns supreme. TUNE IN! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this week's throwback episode of Father Hoods Podcast, DJ EFN, KGB, and Manny Digital take us through their everyday fatherhood experiences.  Join DJ EFN as he recounts the challenges of parenting his 2-year-old daughter, navigating tantrums and ongoing sibling jealousy towards her baby brother. Meanwhile, KGB shares his approach to handling his son's white lies, offering insights into fostering honesty and trust in their relationship.  Manny dives into his parenting playbook, revealing his tactics for managing sick days by letting his kids play until they tire themselves out, providing some much-needed rest for both them and himself.  Tune in for a nostalgic trip down memory lane about the trials and triumphs of modern fatherhood. Don't miss out!!! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Happy Tuesday! The Father Hoods Pod is back, and this episode is a total knockout! Join DJ EFN, Manny Digital, and KGB as they chop it up with special guest Lorenzo Hunt, the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship Light Heavyweight and Cruiserweight Champion. Get ready for a raw and real conversation as Lorenzo shares his journey as a father, emphasizing the importance of discipline and presence in shaping his kids' lives. He also gives us a peek into how he and his wife tackle the balancing act of family (10 kids between them) and career, showing us that teamwork truly makes the dream work. But that's not all! Lorenzo takes on the tough topic of bullying, shedding light on how instilling strong family values can be the ultimate defense. And for all you fight fans out there, Lorenzo talked about his epic fight with Hector Lombard, revealing the disciplined mindset that led him to victory. This is an episode you surely don't want to miss! TUNE IN!! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Tuesday is here and so is another BANGER episode of the Father Hoods Pod! Join DJ EFN and Manny Digital as they team up with Reverend Lennox Yearwood, President and CEO of the Hip Hop Caucus, to explore the transformative power of hip hop in the fight for environmental justice and equality. Celebrating the Hip Hop Caucus's 20th anniversary, Rev. Yearwood shares personal stories and sheds light on the disproportionate impact of pollution and environmental injustice on marginalized communities. Tune in as they dive into discussions on balancing activism with personal life, the importance of local politics, and the essential role of artists as "artivists" in driving positive change. This episode is a must-listen for some serious wisdom and inspiration. HIT PLAY NOW! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Colonoscopy

Colonoscopy

2024-04-1647:28

Dive into this week's episode of the Father Hoods Pod as DJ EFN and Manny Digital tackle the important topic of getting a COLONOSCOPY! DJ EFN shares his recent colonoscopy journey, from discussing the procedure with his family to lightening the mood with his kids by calling it a 'butt operation.' Meanwhile, Manny opens up about his experience with a prostate exam in his 20s, emphasizing the importance of regular check-ups. The Dads also rap about parenting challenges, sharing strategies for dealing with their kids' diverse attitudes and behaviors. From light-hearted anecdotes to heartfelt reflections, this episode is packed with fatherhood realness you don't want to miss!  TUNE IN NOW!!! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This week on the Father Hoods Pod, Manny Digital, DJ EFN, and KGB take a trip down memory lane in a throwback episode filled with laughter and insights. Tune in as they tackle the ups and downs of parenting, from dealing with sick kids and their "cookie puss" mishaps to the unexpected twists of travel preparations, including when vacations get canceled on the spot!  Reflecting on their own childhoods, the trio shares relatable stories of moments where they may have unintentionally disrespected their parents, offering valuable insights into the complexities of family dynamics. And as a bonus treat, be sure to stick around for a surprise guest appearance from the pest control guy! 🤣 Don't miss out! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this week's episode of the Father Hoods pod, Manny Digital and KGB begin a candid exploration of parenting challenges and strategies. Tune in as they share their perspectives on curating their children's music playlists, even broaching the topic of including explicit hip-hop tracks.  Joined by DJ EFN on the road, the trio gets into a sobering discussion around news reports of parental abuse by popular YouTube mom Ruby Franke, Kristel Candelario, and “Scamanda”. Wrapping up on a personal note, they recount their childhood encounters with strangers and share the methods they used then and continue to use today to stay safe.  Don't miss out on your weekly dose of #Fatherhood realness! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this week's throwback episode of the Father Hoods Pod, DJ EFN, KGB, and Manny Digital kick things off with a lively discussion on the rise of celebrity kids and the controversial practice of grooming children for stardom from a young age. With their candid opinions, they hop into the complexities and potential consequences of such early exposure to fame and fortune. As the conversation unfolds, the Dads warmly welcome their guest Michael Corleone Blanco, only remaining son of deceased drug lord Griselda Blanco. . Michael provides a riveting glimpse into his childhood, growing up as the son of one of the most notorious drug lords in history. He shares candid insights into the challenges and unique experiences of being raised in such a high-stakes environment. Michael opens up about his journey into fatherhood and the unexpected twists and turns he's encountered along the way. With refreshing honesty, he reflects on navigating parenthood once more, this time with a significant age gap between his children. From his showbiz ventures to his personal life, Michael offers listeners a rare and enlightening perspective on fame, family, and fatherhood. TUNE IN!!! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Welcome back to another exciting episode of the Father Hoods!  Join DJ EFN, Manny Digital, and KGB as they have a thought-provoking dialogue centered around the crucial intersection of children's nutrition and the challenges it brings to parenting. They explore this generation’s pressing concerns such as the impact of processed foods, meat consumption, and hormonal influences on children's development.  Alongside nutritional insights, the conversation jumps into the joys and struggles of teaching kids new skills, managing daily life, and fostering healthy eating habits from an early age. Tune in for your weekly dose of fatherhood realness!!! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Get ready for another insightful episode of the Father Hoods podcast, where Manny Digital, DJ EFN, and KGB invite you on an epic journey through the highs and quirks of fatherhood! Prepare for a laughter-filled ride as DJ EFN serves us with hilarious anecdotes of sibling rivalry and bedtime shenanigans, while Manny shares an electrifying tale of scoring floor seats at the world’s most famous arena that led to an unexpected locker room encounter for his son with one of the NBA’s best!  But the conversation doesn't stop there! Dive deeper with the Dads as they tackle the ever-evolving landscape of Artificial Intelligence, delving into its implications for essential skills and good old-fashioned common sense. So grab your headphones and tune in for a dose of real talk and relatable parenting experience! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Fatherhood Real Talk!

Fatherhood Real Talk!

2024-03-0542:49

Step into the world of fatherhood with DJ EFN, KGB, and Manny Digital on this week's episode of Father Hoods! They share stories and personal insights that delve deep into the highs and lows of parenting. From the simple joys of celebrating birthdays at school to navigating the landscape of school attendance, they explore the multifaceted journey of raising children. The Dads explore how real-world experiences shape personal growth, emphasizing the importance of learning beyond the classroom. Join them as they navigate the challenge of instilling resilience and positivity while guiding their children through life's ups and downs. The discussion also touches on the complexities of therapy for Gen Z, exploring alternative approaches to mental well-being and the importance of building mental fortitude. TUNE IN!!! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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