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This past Father’s Day, I co-produced and co-hosted a podcast featuring some pretty awesome dads.

Mario and Mabou Loiseau (Photo: StoryCorps)

Mario and Mabou Loiseau (Photo: StoryCorps)

Among them is Mario Loiseu, a Haitian immigrant who works two jobs, including long hours as a parking lot attendant in New York City. He does this to help pay for his 9-year-old daughter, Mabou’s, tutoring. She is a science and language prodigy, and is already studying college-level algebra.

On the StoryCorps Podcast, I co-hosted an episode with Michael Garofalo featuring three awesome dads, among them the inimitable Albert Sykes and his son, Aidan.

Visit StoryCorps.org to hear more stories.

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The Author

Von Diaz is a writer and radio producer based in New York City. She is a self-taught cook who explores Puerto Rican food, culture, and identity through memoir and multimedia. Her work has been featured on NPR, American Public Media, StoryCorps, WNYC, PRI’s The World, BuzzFeed, Colorlines, and Feet in 2 Worlds.

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