The Imperfect Pod

The Imperfect Pod

The Imperfect Pod is a podcast for discussing masculinity more intentionally and purposefully. My goal is to build generations of men who love themselves, and others, more deeply and healthily, whatever that means to them. 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 the solution to the current state easy. But if we work together and have these conversations, maybe we can see that we're on the right track. Topics of this show include family, relationships, pornography, sex, gender, masculinity, toxic masculinity, growth, addiction and much much more. Noted guests include Jason Lee, Erik Everhard, Marques Ogden and more!

Recent Episodes

#54 | Eradicating Gender-Based and Domestic Violence with Communication and Forgiveness | Lois Wagner

Nov. 25, 2020

On‌ ‌this‌ ‌episode,‌ ‌my‌ guest‌ ‌is‌ Lois Wagner and‌ ‌we‌ ‌talk‌ ‌about‌‌ ‌her goal to eradicate…

#53 | Discussing the Interconnection of The Arts, Masculinity and Mental Health | Johnny Crowder

Nov. 20, 2020

On this episode, my guest is Johnny Crowder and we talk about mental health in men, breaking mascul…

#52 | How To Have Conversations About Mental Health and Suicide With Your Male Friends | Jay Shifman

Nov. 18, 2020

How do you have conversations with your guy friends about mental health? How do you ask them if the…

Just the TIP | How To Have Conversations With Men About Masculinity

Nov. 13, 2020

The language and approach you take when you have conversations with men about masculinity is import…

#51 | How Next Gen Men Is Leading Conversations Around Gender, Masculinity and the Patriarchy | Jake Stika

Nov. 11, 2020

Next Gen Men is redefining what ‘manhood’ means, so that boys and men experience less pain and caus…

Just the TIP: Why I Think Men Vote For Trump In The Election

Nov. 6, 2020

Just the TIP is back for the second time with my analysis of why men, and more specifically white m…

#50 | A Gay Man In a Straight Marriage: An Interesting Story About Jim's Journey as a Man | Jim Case

Nov. 4, 2020

Have you ever wondered what it's like for a gay man to be in a straight marriage? Or what that woul…

Just the TIP | Understanding Privilege with Amanda Webster

Oct. 30, 2020

Follow up Friday AKA Just the TIP is back! That's right, the name might have changed a bit folks. T…

#48 | Conversations About Masculinity With A Feminist | Regina G. Hanson

Oct. 21, 2020

Yes, you can have conversations about manhood and masculinity with a feminist. Why wouldn't you be …

#47 | Breaking Down Toxic Masculinity and Its Generational Effects | Cameron Gordon

Oct. 14, 2020

Toxic masculinity comes in many forms: there is co-dependency, abuse (in any form), assault, violen…

#46 | How To Enter The Job Force As A Young Professional and Man | Keegan Cizikas

Oct. 7, 2020

Entering the workforce is hard. As we mention on the episode, when you start your career, that is t…

Family, Marriage And Fatherhood Relationships, Dating And Mentorship

#45.2 | Conversation with my Dad, Part Two | Jeff West

Oct. 2, 2020

This is part two of my two part conversation with my dad. When I first started having these convers…

Family, Marriage And Fatherhood Relationships, Dating And Mentorship

#45.1 | Conversation with my Dad, Part One | Jeff West

Sept. 30, 2020

This is part one of my two part conversation with my dad. When I first started having these convers…

Relationships, Dating And Mentorship

#43 | Best Practices For Flirting and Dating Young Women | Wendy Zhang

Sept. 16, 2020

As a follow-up episode to number 33 with Jordan Paris where I discuss dating from a young man's per…

Recent Blog Posts

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

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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.