Episodes

75. Last Man Standing: My Reflections on the End of The Imperfect Pod

April 28, 2021

Thank you everyone so much for supporting me on this journey. This is the last episode of The Imperfect Pod. On it, I share some of my favourite memories, what is coming next, how I'm feeling, what I've learned and why I'm a…

74. Ending a Cycle of Dysfunction with Anthony Spark

April 21, 2021

What do you do when you come from a family of dysfunction? How do you learn to be a man when your father is a serial cheater, drug dealer, gambler and prisoner? How do you navigate that life? How do break that cycle of pover…

73. Overcoming Alcoholism with Neuroplasticity and a No BS Attitude with Dr. Robb Kelly

April 14, 2021

How can men heal from their alcoholism? What can they do to get out of their shame and guilt? Why are men more at risk of not getting help for this problem? These are questions that we discuss at length in this episode. Othe…

72. What to Expect When You're Expecting: A Father's Perspective with Geston Pierre

April 7, 2021

There are many resources out there for expecting women, but what about expecting men? What can they do throughout pregnancy to reflect, grow and serve their family? That’s exactly what we talked about on this episode! Key th…

71. Healing From Sexual Assault and How to Have Conversations About It with Tim Mousseau

March 31, 2021

Sexual violence in society has gone down 60% in the last several years but there's still more work to be done. Whether that's from more male allyship, discussing it on a wider scale, stopping it when you see it happen or jus…

70. Asian Masculinity, Spirituality and Masculine and Feminine Energies with Johnson Chong

March 24, 2021

On this episode, Johnson and I talk about the energetic and spirituality of masculinity from the East to the West, masculinity within the LGBTQ+ community and Asian masculinity. Disclaimer: This was recorded before the Atlan…

Toxic Masculinity Conversations With Myself Series

69. It's Not #NotAllMen Until It's #NoMen: My Response Sarah Everard

March 17, 2021

As the host of a masculinity podcast, I feel it is bring more men into the conversation regarding Sarah Everard and male allyship. This is not a problem that will go away unlee we bring more men into the conversation and hel…

Identity Just The TIP

Just the TIP | What's the deal with men and legacy?

March 12, 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 my conversation with Zach Smith about a few topics including: Why men are looking to build …

Mental Health And Emotional Wellbeing Identity

68. Hiking Across North America and Building Legacy with Zach Smith

March 10, 2021

On this episode, Zach and I talk about his solo hike trip across the Pacific Crest Trail and his biggest takeaways, as well as the positive influence of Bell Let’s Talk in the mental health community. Key themes of the episo…

Just the TIP | There's No Such Thing As Unhealthy Emotion

March 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 my conversation with Eldra Jackson about a few topics including: Why there's no such thing …

Mental Health And Emotional Wellbeing Family, Marriage And Fatherhood Toxic Masculinity Identity

67. Prison, Strength and Giving Men Permission to Feel with Eldra Jackson

March 3, 2021

Eldra Jackson was serving life in New Folsom prison and in and out of the prison system for almost 30 years. This is his journey of rehabilitation, extreme ownership, self work and intense growth. Key themes of the episode: …

Family, Marriage And Fatherhood Just The TIP

Just the TIP | Why Women Can't Just Leave Their Abusers

Feb. 26, 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 my conversation with Sabrina Osso about a few topics including: Why it's harder for women t…

Sex And Pornography Mental Health And Emotional Wellbeing Family, Marriage And Fatherhood Relationships, Dating And Mentorship

66. Reducing Violence in the Home with Sabrina Osso

Feb. 24, 2021

TW: In this episode we talk about domestic violence and verbal abuse. In this episode, my guest is Sabrina Osso. Sabrina is Tedx speaker and the Founder and CEO of OSSO SAFE , a company that consults on promoting safety and …

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

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 episode, I give my reflections on my conversation with Gretchen Shanks and some of the key themes we discussed including thos…

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

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 sex, so we buy into it. But we're never really taught to navigate the shame we might have about our experiences or our bodies. …

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 episode, I give my reflections on my conversation with Dr. Michael Pariser and the dating world. This was one of the most vul…

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 victim mentality. However, there are ways to improve your relationships through assertiveness, not aggression. Through body …

Politics, Religion And Race Just The TIP

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 differen…

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

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 empath…

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 episode, I give my reflections on the challenges off being a single father and why it's important to discuss them. This inclu…

Family, Marriage And Fatherhood Relationships, Dating And Mentorship

62. Life As a Single Father 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 stigmas did you have to overcome or challenge? What were those tough conversations like with your daughters as they were coming to …

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

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 episode, I give my reflections on the importance of talking about the fatherless epidemic or fatherless generation as some pe…

Family, Marriage And Fatherhood Relationships, Dating And Mentorship

61. The Fatherless Epidemic and It's 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 fatherless men and the prison system? How can you break the negative cycle if you're a victim of a fatherless home? These are some of…

Mental Health And Emotional Wellbeing

Just the Tip | Society and Mental Illness

Jan. 15, 2021

Just the TIP is where I do a short reflection on this past week's episode! As always, reach out to me on Instagram @theimperfectpod, email me at luke@theimperfectpod.com or join my FB group called The Imperfect Group .