The Imperfect Pod

The Imperfect Pod

The Imperfect Pod is a podcast for discussing masculinity more intentionally and purposefully. Masculinity is in a weird place in society as men try to understand the difference between toxic and healthy masculinity. This podcast will engage with humans of all ages, races, genders and beliefs to share their ideas of masculinity to try and create a better understanding. What I want to leave my listeners with after every episode is that there isn't this one-size-fits all idea of masculinity, nor is their an easy solution to understanding your manhood in today's landscape. Topics of this show include parenting, fatherhood, relationships, porn addiction, sex, gender, toxic masculinity, growth, addiction and much more.

Recent Episodes

Just The TIP Self-Esteem, Body Image And Physical Health

Just the TIP | Dealing with Body Image Issues and the Worth Wound

Feb. 19, 2021

Welcome back to Just the TIP is where I do a short reflection on this past week's episode! On this …

Self-Esteem, Body Image And Physical Health Sex And Pornography

65. Bringing Compassion and Grace to Your Sex and Dating Life with Gretchen Shanks

Feb. 17, 2021

Sex and dating can be hard for young men to navigate. The world tells us we should want a lot of se…

Relationships, Dating And Mentorship Self-Esteem, Body Image And Physical Health

Just the TIP | Why Dating Can Be Hard For Young Men

Feb. 12, 2021

Welcome back to Just the TIP is where I do a short reflection on this past week's episode! On this …

Relationships, Dating And Mentorship

#64. No More Mister Nice Guy: Dating Advice For Young Men with Dr. Michael Pariser

Feb. 10, 2021

We've heard the saying before: "Nice guys finish last". Is it true? Not if you look at it through a…

Just The TIP Politics, Religion And Race

Just the TIP | The Difference Between How the Left and Right Discuss Masculinity

Feb. 5, 2021

Welcome back to Just the TIP is where I do a short reflection on this past week's episode! On this …

Mental Health And Emotional Wellbeing Politics, Religion And Race Toxic Masculinity

63. For the Love of Men: Conversations About Masculinity with Liz Plank

Feb. 3, 2021

Hello everyone! This episode is really special to me. I've wanted to speak with Liz ever since I re…

Just the TIP | Being a Single Father: The Challenges and Opportunities

Jan. 29, 2021

Welcome back to Just the TIP is where I do a short reflection on this past week's episode! On this …

Family, Marriage And Fatherhood Relationships, Dating And Mentorship

#62 | Being a Single Father and Understanding The Stigma with Dwight Heck

Jan. 27, 2021

What's it like to be a single father? How did you parent 5 children, 4 being daughters? What stigma…

Family, Marriage And Fatherhood Just The TIP Relationships, Dating And Mentorship

Just the TIP | Why The Fatherless Epidemic is a Real Problem

Jan. 22, 2021

Welcome back to Just the TIP is where I do a short reflection on this past week's episode! On this …

Family, Marriage And Fatherhood Relationships, Dating And Mentorship

#61 | The Fatherless Epidemic and Its Affect on Young Men with Leo Bourne

Jan. 20, 2021

Why are so many homes growing up without fathers? Why is there a major correlation between fatherle…

Mental Health And Emotional Wellbeing

Just the Tip | Creating More Support in our Society for Mental Illness

Jan. 15, 2021

Just the TIP is where I do a short reflection on this past week's episode!

Mental Health And Emotional Wellbeing

#60 | How to Cope with PTSD After Coming Home from the Army with Tom Smoot

Jan. 13, 2021

This week’s guest is Tom Smoot and we talk about what it’s like to come home from the army with PTS…

Family, Marriage And Fatherhood

Just the TIP | Discussing Trauma, The Fatherless Nation and Dating

Jan. 8, 2021

On this episode of Just the TIP I discuss the riots at Capitol Hill and Trump for a bit and how lud…

Drugs And Addiction Family, Marriage And Fatherhood Mental Health And Emotional Wellbeing

#59 | How Childhood Trauma Can Have Everlasting Effects on Men and Women | Riana Milne

Jan. 6, 2021

On this episode, my guest is Riana Milne and we talk about The 10 common traumas and why they matte…

Conversations With Myself Series

#58 | Conversations with Myself: Looking At 2020 and the Future

Dec. 23, 2020

This is the last episode of 2020 where I talk about how 2020 went, 2021 goals, what books stood out…

Recent Blog Posts

Why Men Should Listen to Women On Topics of Toxic Masculin…

"I was walking home and a man was following me so I called you." "I'm worried that if a man pays for my food on a date he will want sex so it's better t…

About the Host

Luke West

Luke West is the host of The Imperfect Pod, a podcast that discusses manhood and masculinity more intentionally and purposefully. The Imperfect Pod can be found on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Play and every else that podcasts are available. His goal is to build generations of men who love themselves, and others, more deeply and healthily, whatever that means to them. He desires to leave his listeners with the idea that there is no one-size-fits all idea of masculinity. Topics of his show include family, relationships, pornography, sex, gender, masculinity, divorce, toxic masculinity, addiction and much much more.

You can connect with him on Instagram @theimperfectpod or on LinkedIn at Luke West.