Fatha Torch

Fatha Torch

Be the dad you always wish you had. Start with an open discussion about fatherhood and the struggles we face as Black men in America. Topics include self-love, the child support system, emotional trauma from toxic relationships, societal injustices and reentry after incarceration. Hosted by Rah, a father of nine children, artist and founder of Abimilechh Foundation in Rochester, NY. F.A.T.H.A. T.O.R.C.H. is an acronym meaning: fathers are the highest authorities teaching of rooted cultural heritage.


January 15, 2023 25 min

Episode 11: About last year.... Have faith in yourself. Believe in your abilities to make ends meet, to strive. Lower your pride and lower your ego, that you may do better this year.

In this episode, you will learn the following:

  • What are the double standards men face in today's social climate, and what can fathers do to help themselves and their children?
  • How can fathers practice self-love, gratitude, and protect their famili...
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    Ep. 10 Emotional exhaustion amongst men can lead to depression and suicide, especially amongst men this time of year. It is essential to recognize our mental exhaustion and make sure we are taking care of ourselves and our loved ones who are suffering in silence.

    I am here to offer support and to listen to my brothers and sisters. I want to help them find healthy outlets to cope with anxiety and stress and to be the dad they wish t...

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    December 18, 2022 28 min

    Episode 9 Fear-based assumptions can lead to a parent-child relationship of pain, drama and heartache for all involved. As fathers we often lash out at our kids in order to protect them from the unknown, or to prevent them from getting involved with something that we don't understand but are afraid to admit it.

    In this episode let's explore another way to approach fatherhood in 2023. 

    1. What does it mean for a father to ac...

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    Hi, my name is Rah, host of Fatha Torch Podcast and I invite you to join the conversation that needs to be had amongst men. Check out episode 9 "Abolish Fear-Based Assumptions in 2023" and leave a comment or email me at FathaTorch@gmail.com 

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    Ep. 8  As the father of nine children, I've been through a lot. From being told I'm not worth the skin I'm in to having my child kept from me. I'm constantly reminded of how I'm not a "real man" or that I'm not going to amount to anything.

    Here's what I cover in this episode: 1. What are the consequences of a father being told "You Ain't Shit" by their child's mother?

    2. What are ...

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    November 20, 2022 22 min

    Ep. 7 Young men today are depressed, lonely, low self-esteem, withdrawn, angry, confused. I was talking to my son this morning about his self-esteem, and he told me that he thinks he's average. I had to explain to him that he is worthy of my love and that he is not a mistake.

    In this episode, you will learn:

    1. The importance of talking to your children about self-esteem, self-worth, and love.

    2. How a child's low self-est...

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    Episode 6 Does toxic masculinity impact on a man's mental health? Carl Binger and Joel Lesses have some theories.

    In this episode you'll learn

    1. How men and women experience and cope with depression differently 2. The influence of rap music on mental health and depression 3. The importance of nature and wilderness in mental health and depression

    4. Who has the best chicken wings, Buffalo or Rochester, NY

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    Episode 5 Depression doesn't discriminate - even successful, high-functioning people like Carl Binger and Joel Lesses suffer from it. In this episode of Fatha Torch, they open up about their experiences with depression and how they've found ways to cope and thrive.

    "Is he just dumb or is it something deeper?"

    Depression is a serious issue that many people face, but don't often talk about. For men, depression can...

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    Episode 4  Unraveling Religion podcast host Joel Lesses sits down with Rah to discuss the personal life of fathers and the spiritual side of parenting. Rah expresses his deep desire to improve the quality of life for fathers, and children and the true meaning of 'Fatha Torch.'

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    Episode 3 I'm an advocate for fathers. I think it's important that we be more available to our children and make an effort to bond with them. Our role in their cognitive, social and emotional development is crucial, and we need to be more present in their lives. Unfortunately, many fathers are absent, either physically or emotionally. But when we are active in our child's life, they will turn out more well-rounded and s...

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    Episode 2 If you are a father of an ungrateful child who is trying your best to keep your cool, this episode is for you. As the man of the house, you should be honored and respected, but we all know that doesn't always happen in this social climate. 

    In this episode Ra explains some of the most important qualities of being a father and under which circumstances you should walk away in order to prevent emotional or even physical...

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    Episode 1 If you're looking for a way to be self-aware, become more emotionally available to your children and heal from a broken relationship with your own father than the Fatha Torch podcast is for you.

    Rah discusses how the concept of being "broken" can lead to a path of self-destruction and how to avoid pitfalls of fatherhood. Through his story you'll realize that fatherhood is not broken, but the traditions of ...

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    August 21, 2022 2 min

    F.A.T.H.A. T.O.R.C.H. is an acronym meaning: fathers are the highest authorities teaching of rooted cultural heritage. Host Rah is on a mission to help you be the dad you wish you had. Weekly topics include self-love, raising sons vs daughters, the child support system, emotional trauma from toxic relationships, societal injustices and reentry after incarceration. New episodes every other Sunday starting September 4th.


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