Recent Episodes

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42 Craig Rodney on Single-Dad-Hacks

Oct. 19, 2020

“I am 100% responsible for how I choose to walk through the door at the end of a day and parent my …

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41 Bruno Monteferri: Big Wave Surfer & Changemaker Dad

Oct. 5, 2020

“Do not take anything for granted and you will change the way that you live every day of your life.…

40 Don Lamont has 7 daughters & 20 grandchildren

Sept. 23, 2020

Don Lamont lost his first wife to breast cancer when his youngest daughter was four years of age. D…

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39 Michel Kripalani on his wife’s brain tumor & superhero families. "Live as if you're dying."

Sept. 14, 2020

“To a child the word LOVE is spelled T-I-M-E.” Michel Kripalani on

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True masculinity & authentic fathering with Craig Wilkinson aka the “Dad Coach”

Sept. 3, 2020

“My best advice to myself as a dad is to realise how valuable I am to my children and how much my p…

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37 Perspectives of an outlier dad. Arel Moodie’s journey from welfare to successful entrepreneur

Aug. 27, 2020

Arel Moodie is a Jewish person of colour (white mom and a black dad) who grew up in the projects in…

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36 A Christian “Arab Dad’s” perspective with Dr. Suhail Jouaneh from Jordan

Aug. 17, 2020

“By profession I am a dental surgeon by profession I am a mental surgeon.” Suhail Jouaneh on DADica…

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34 Rorke Denver: Dad of two, U.S. Navy SEALs Officer & Trainer, assault team leader with 200+ combat missions

July 29, 2020

“The fact that my daughters have learned how to shoot a gun, make a fire and play rough has helped …

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33 Arthur Gillis: learnings from a blended family by a seasoned entrepreneur dad & grandad

July 20, 2020

“As fathers we sometimes have to be benevolent dictators, even if our children are grown-ups, they …

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32 Dr. Mark Schillinger on boys to men initiation and how to be happier, healthier and holier

July 11, 2020

“As a dad I just didn’t want to go through the rest of my life not being whole with my son.” Dr. Ma…

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31 Coley Harris left his 2 year old son Ahmarr David behind to serve a 16 year sentence

June 21, 2020

Coley Harris (47) went to prison and left behind his 2 year old son Ahmarr Melton (29). The two wer…

Dads Kids & Family Parenting

30 Jason Goldberg on the role of fathering shaped by a biblical world view

June 14, 2020

“I started from zero on fathering, zero on family, zero on being a man.” Jason Goldberg on DADicate…

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29 Sander Raeijmaekers a Dad’s view of postnatal depression (PPD)

May 31, 2020

Sander is a dear friend of mine. He is 41 years old, has one daughter. Sander has always been a big…

About the Host

Philipp Hartmann

Philipp Hartmann is an entrepreneur, dad, host of the podcast, founder of the factory ( & GSDH Advertising (, board member of Entrepreneurs Organization and big wave surfer. Philipp was born in Germany but has been calling Cape Town home for the past 17 years.

Philipp became a dad of twins and triplets in a mere 13 months. On his podcast “”, he asks interesting dads to share their own experiences with the aim of empowering men to facilitate family success. Philipp believes this is a key element to making the world a better place.

He recently started “” an initiative which aims to provide 3 million meals for children in Cape Town affected by the harsh economic circumstances as a result of the drastic COVID-19 lockdown in South Africa.


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"These podcasts are profound, intriguing, challenging, funny and encouraging. Philip is an exceptional interviewer with a great life story."

By Mountain-Slider on Feb. 15, 2020 via Apple Podcasts

Very useful and interesting

"Great work Philip! I didn’t realize how much I needed this resource. I love the format, and it’s helping me stay mindful of being the best dad I can …"

By 123;(,(?$$7) on Jan. 6, 2020 via Apple Podcasts


"What you are doing Philipp, with this podcast initiative, is so crucial as a balance against all the negative sensationalist, materialistic and 'mach…"

By Julian Tompkins on Dec. 11, 2019 via Apple Podcasts


"Listening to your podcasts was very interesting and motivational.I really loved listening to your podcasts when ever i have free time.I just wish you…"

By Happymore Mugauri on Dec. 7, 2019 via Apple Podcasts

Amazing, meaningful and inspiring

"I really love this podcast. Being a father I have felt for a while there is not a lot out there for us. This podcast changes that. For dads or potent…"

By rwjona85 on Dec. 6, 2019 via Apple Podcasts


"Very intimate insights of men sharing their life stories! Some of them have been dealt with unimaginable pain in their lives and yet, still managed t…"

By Sbe3 on Dec. 2, 2019 via Apple Podcasts

Inspirational and riveting

"A great listen. Powerful"

By tombowaan on Oct. 24, 2019 via Apple Podcasts