Fatha Torch

Fatha Torch

Fatha Torch is the podcast to help you become the dad you always wish you had. Each episode is 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.


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Ep. 7 Young men today are depressed, lonely, low self-esteem, withdrawn, angry, confused.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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