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 at peace with my decision. I will be back. To find out when I will be back, …

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 poverty to create a life of wealth? These are some of the topics and themes that…

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. Other key themes of the episode include: Where his own alcohol dependency start…

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 themes of the episode include: The difficulties of having a child during COVI…

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 just changing your own behavior, the fact that this reprehensible act is still…

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 Atlanta Georgia mass shooting. Some themes might tie in but that was not include…

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 help them see that it's not #notallmen until it's #nomen. In this episode you …

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 their legacy and why that fascinates me How depression and anxiety can be l…

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 episode: Why Bell Let's Talk is good for society Why he went on his trip across …

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 as unhealthy emotions just unhealthy choices based on those emotions The im…

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

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: The desire to be respected and feared in prison How he had an image of stre…

Just The TIP Family, Marriage And Fatherhood

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 to leave their abusers than we think How much work it takes to trust men aft…

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

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 preventing violence in the workplace, schools, and in places of residence. …

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 those feelings of unattractiveness, lack of worth, rugged independence and the …

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. We never talk about how we should be attuned to other's needs. Or how we sh…

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 vulnerable episodes I had ever done where I open up a lot about my "failures" …

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 language. Through understanding your relationship with your parents. And th…

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 differently. Make sure to check out the full episode from Wednesday for more contex…