The Modern Masculinity Project
By Brad Pankey
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The Modern Masculinity attempts to redefine healthy masculinity for modern times and offer a safe space for men to practice finding strength in being vulnerable. In each episode, host Brad Pankey converses with other men openly, honestly, and vulnerably about what it means to be a man in modern society. These discussions touch on the impact of traditional masculinity, fatherhood and raising boys, relationships, addiction, women, and much more. Each episode serves as a safe space for men to simply share about life, to practice opening up, and be vulnerable around other men. The hope is to learn how men can be better allies, what in nature and nurture creates a more open and vulnerable man, and how we should define healthy masculinity for men in modern times.
||Explicit14 - "Not All Who Wander Are Lost" w/ Myself||I (@mmprojectpod) go solo for the second time! Here, I open up about how wandering with no direction has challenged me to evolve as a man, the lesson I have learned from being curious, and finding comfort in not seeing life as something to solve. Enjoy!||9/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit13 - "What's Under That Kilt?" w/ Derek Hamilton||Derek Hamilton opens up about the his lowest moment during a 250 mile footrace, being pursued by his lady, holding other men accountable, his thoughts on being a stay at home dad, and much more!||7/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit12 - "L'ego My Ego" w/ Myself||Brad Pankey (@mmprojectpod) goes Han Solo for the first time and opens up about his ego, clinging to his identities, letting go, and the gifts that are waiting beneath the layers of the identity onion that he worked hard to build to satisfy his self im||7/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit11 - "A New Hope" w/ Nicholas Freeland||Nicholas Freeland (@nickfb__pnw) opens up about following his heart without pressure, his path towards becoming a man, what he thinks being a "real" man means, how much he admires his parents, and much more!||7/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit10 - "Black Tar & Cigarettes" w/ Tommy Freeland, Pt. 2||Tommy Freeland returns for part two! This time, he opens up about his struggles with heroin, living life outside of the "normal" curve, being happy with being content, and much more!||7/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit9 - "The Unmentionables" w/ Tommy Freeland, Pt. 1||Tommy Freeland opens up about when he first thought about his masculinity, when he first tried to masculine up in an attempt to fit in, how his parents influenced him as a man, and we talk about growing up as close friends. LONG OPEN: I open up by check||6/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit8 - "It All Comes Full Circle" w/ Willie McBride||Willie McBride (@thewilliemcbride) opens up about his crippling anxiety as a young man, how his mom has influenced his life, shying away from the macho environment of team sports, and much more!||6/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit7 - "Baby Steps Forward" w/ Jeff Armstrong, PhD||Jeff Armstrong, PhD opens up about his fears as a father, bubble wrapping kids, what makes him feel like a man, and much more! We also chat about the role of gender identity in sports. BONUS: I open up about Anthony Bourdain and the loneliness of travel||6/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit6 - "Downstream Affects" w/ Morgan Rich||Morgan Rich opens up about men engaging in dark conversations with intention, not following the rules, and we discuss the possible downstream affects of the MeToo movement for young men.||6/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit5 - "Once a Pickle, Never a Cucumber" w/ Yassine Diboun||Yassine Diboun (@yassinediboun) opens up about addiction, wrestling with anger, the need to do inner work, being a hugger, and much more!||5/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit4 - "What did you learn today?" w/ Ed Rogers||Ed Rogers (@puckfortland) opens up about getting ready to be a father, bromances, expressing love with words, and much more!||5/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit3 - "Led by Men, Done by Women" w/ Caleb O'Halloran||Caleb O'Halloran (@calebohalloran) opens up about everything that comes with losing a parent at a young age, male insecurity around rejection, his waning love of Star Wars, and much more!||5/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit2 - "The Peaceful Warrior" w/ Ty Sorensen||Ty Sorensen (@ty.sorensen) opens up about being called the "v" word, drinking hard at an early age, coming to embrace his own version of being a man, and much more!||5/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit1 - "My Sweet Boy" w/ Chris Low||Chris Low (@chrislowphoto) opens up about fatherhood, raising a sweet boy, men not knowing how to access our feelings, healthy ambition for men, and much more!||4/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean0 - Introduction||Welcome to the introduction episode of the Modern Masculinity Project. Start here to learn what the show is all about, what you can expect in each episode, and what Brad's motivation was for starting the podcast.||4/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Worth the Time
What Brad is doing here is needed, having important conversations and normalizing the idea of men talking openly and earnestly to men. Some of the conversations take a bit to get into, but when they get going, Brad is a natural conversationalist and the honesty is enrapturing.
I just found this and all I can say is "wow"! I never knew this was something I wanted. It's an amazing and honest conversation. I can't get enough.
Honest, Real, and Raw.
The episodes are long, which takes a little more commitment than some other podcasts, however with great audio quality, and honest and real conversations it's easy to lose track of time while listening. Brad does a great job of faciliating very natural conversation with his guests, and it's great to hear this type of look at true masculinity.
I enjoy this podcast a lot, but as a podcaster myself I'd love to be able to have as natural of conversations with our guests as Brad does. Keep up the great work!
-Cory Huffman (Convince Us! Podcast)