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#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 sexual violence, her BRAVE model, her rape story, and more‌.‌ Lois helps rape victims move from victim to survivor to thriver. She guides people to build their resilience and grit, to develop a growt…

#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 masculine stereotypes, how he defines manhood and what his journey in the arts taught him about masculinity. Johnny is a 28-year-old suicide/abuse survivor, TEDx speaker, touring musician, mental health and…

#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 they're feeling suicidal? Do men even have mental health problems? These are questions that I've asked myself and others and a lot of the times it's the same answer... "I don't know". Well today, that ch…

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 important. You have to be effective, you can't just try to be right. You may have to talk about the patriarchy vs feminism. You may need to ask them question to probe at their defense mechanism. But mostly …

#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 cause less harm. That is their vision and their mission and it ties in really well to what I'm trying to do with this podcast. On this episode, we discuss the work he’s doing at Next Gen Men, how the patr…

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 men, vote for Trump in the election and how we need to have more useful conversations about the entire thing. Feel free to check out this opinion article about it from the New York Times too.

#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 would look like? If so, this is the conversation you need to hear. Jim was a proud gay man yet in a marriage with a woman for 24 years. What's the deal with that? Well, it was for a few reasons. One of th…

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. TIP being The Imperfect Pod. I know I know... there is The twice but just let it slide.

#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 able to? Realistically, a lot of the beliefs they share are the same, they might just come from a different motivation.

#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, violence and more. In this episode with Cameron, we deconstruct the generational traumas that have been created by toxic masculinity - both in this personal life and society at large - and how to have conve…

#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 the start of being at the bottom of the totem pole for quite a while. In high school and in university, you only have to put in 3 years before you're a senior. In the workforce, it takes 10-15 years be…

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 conversations about masculinity and manhood, I knew that I was most nervous to have this conversation with my dad. Why? I think that's the very question I've been on a journey to discover.

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 conversations about masculinity and manhood, I knew that I was most nervous to have this conversation with my dad. Why? I think that's the very question I've been on a journey to discover.

Mental Health And Emotional Wellbeing Self-Esteem, Body Image And Physical Health Sex And Pornography Toxic Masculinity

#44 | How to Fight Toxic Masculinity With Kindness, Empathy and Love | Michael Bejani

Sept. 23, 2020

How does experience living in many different countries affect your opinion on masculinity? Can you recover from emotionally and physically abusive relationship with your parents? How helpful is therapy in overcoming your own toxic and unhealthy behaviours? Why can broken relationships be the cataly…

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 perspective, this episode is the same sort of questions from a young woman's perspective. Wendy Zhang is the host of My Terrible Twenties, a podcast all about navigating that crazy decade of our lives wh…

Family, Marriage And Fatherhood Relationships, Dating And Mentorship

#42 | The Challenges of Dating as an Entrepreneur | Jake Kelfer

Sept. 9, 2020

Dating is hard enough as it is... but have you ever wondered why dating as an entrepreneur is so hard? Balancing your love life and a business is one of the most challenging things in the world - just ask a lot of entrepreneurs. You have to balance your ambition and focus and the growth of your com…

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

#41 | How The Friends of Fort Dupont Ice Arena Positively Impacts Boys and Girls | 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…