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Just the TIP | How Politics Discusses 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 episode, I give my reflections on Liz's question back to me on how I think the right and left talk about masculinity differently. Make sure to check out the full episode from Wednesday for more contex…

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

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 read her book " For the Love of Men: From Toxic to a More Mindful Masculinity " back in the summer of 2020. It's such an empathetic approach to the conversation that I absolutely loved the book and have…

Politics, Religion And Race Family, Marriage And Fatherhood Self-Esteem, Body Image And Physical Health

41. How to Positively Impacts Boys and Girls with Ty Newberry

Sept. 2, 2020

On this episode, I speak with Ty Newberry, Executive Director of the Friends of Fort Dupont Ice Arena. We discuss the work they do in one of the most dangerous cities in the country. We also discuss how important mentorship and discipline is to young boys in the community and the negative stereotyp…

Conversations With Myself Series Politics, Religion And Race

29. Reflecting on Black Lives Matter as a White Man

June 10, 2020

This past week I've been more angry than I can remember. With everything going on regarding Black Lives Matter, it was an emotionally exhausting week. But I must remember that, as a white man, four days of anger is nothing compared to those in my life that have felt this anger their entire lives. T…

Politics, Religion And Race Identity Just The TIP

Just the TIP | Own Your Culture

April 3, 2020

When you grow up in a culture that makes fun of your traditional culture, it's not easy to embrace that side of you. You learn to hate it. To distance yourself from it. To refuse that you are that. For Savantloup, it was much of the same thing. He hated the fact that he was Sri Lankan because no on…

Arts And Creativity Politics, Religion And Race Self-Esteem, Body Image And Physical Health

19. How to Make A Difference With Your Art and Creativity with Savantloup

April 1, 2020

To Savantloup, his art is more than just rapper and it's more than just music. Born and raised in Toronto, Savantloup has been exposed to a wide variety of musical influences from around the world, which directly relates to the city’s multicultural demographic. Using the music theory he’s acquired …

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Just the TIP | Why Are Asian Men Seen As Less Masculine?

March 27, 2020

Why is it that Asian men are seen as "weak" in Western Culture? Is it the lack of representation in media? Is it because they are seen as thin/beta? Is it because of their "timidness"? Why are they always seen as nerds and doctors rather than as sexy and heroic? These are some of the themes of this…

Self-Esteem, Body Image And Physical Health Politics, Religion And Race Identity Mental Health And Emotional Wellbeing

18. How Being An Introvert Can Affect Your Self Image with Godwin Chan

March 25, 2020

On this episode, Godwin and I discuss how being an introvert can reflect your image of masculinity in both positive and negative ways. We also discuss his podcast, Digital Introverts , therapy, how you can uncouple rewards and self-esteem, being an Asian man in a Western culture, and the affects of…

Arts And Creativity Politics, Religion And Race

Media Monday: Reviewing Born A Crime by Trevor Noah

Jan. 31, 2020

Starting this Friday I'm starting my new series Media Friday which reviews one form of media that I consumed that week that relates to masculinity (or just something fun that I learned to be honest). On this episode, I talk about Trevor Noah's book: Born A Crime. A fascinating memoir about his time…

Politics, Religion And Race LGBTQ+ Identity Family, Marriage And Fatherhood

10. Being Gay In A Religious, Immigrant Family with Jofo Domingo

Dec. 18, 2019

How hard was it to be gay at an all-male school? What are the challenges you face in your coming-out story growing up in a Catholic home? What are some ways you can build better relationships with your parents despite these differences? On this episode, Jofo and I go deeper into all of these questi…

Family, Marriage And Fatherhood Politics, Religion And Race Identity

8. The Power of Good Fathers with Pablo Milandu

Dec. 4, 2019

On this episode, Pablo and I go deeper into our conversation creating things we're passionate about, mental health, and the importance of fathers and mentorship in a young man's life. Pablo also talks about growing up in the Rexdale neighbourhood and how that affected him and his friends and how he…