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Living Truthfully

Living Truthfully

By Amani Maranga
Authentic conversations of an African Man, discovering self, owning choices, building spirituality, parenting, navigating relationships, work and business and all that is life
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Episode #67 "Healing starts at the Rehab...or After" (Feat Gregory Ndege)
The truth is I am concerned at how important alcohol has become for the average Kenyan man,  After Solomon's mind bending episode, Gregory reached out to me wanting to share his own journey with alcohol. This very articulate lawyer breaks down the journey in easy to follow stages. Please share it with anyone who is struggling with addiction. As usual Listen, feedback and share
September 17, 2020
#Episode 66-A Quarter Mile at a Time (Feat. Paul Mumo Kimuyu "Pablo")
In this episode I get into the mind of an advertising genius, as he shares his life a quarter mile at a time.  He shares candidly from his experience, life, friendships and love.  Please listen share and feedback! 
September 3, 2020
Episode #65 Love in Absentia featuring Dr. TIm Theuri
Why does love hurt? Does it hurt men too? Dr. Tim and I have a candid conversation, on dating, undating, redating and the mess that comes with it, as we make some ribs!  In this episode as well I give an opportunity to our listeners to advertise their businesses in the podcast! Listen, Share and feedback!
August 27, 2020
Episode #64 ADDICTION-Rock Bottom Finds a Basement (Part 2) - Feat Solomon Gitau
Did you know rock bottom had a basement?  If you thought last week's episode was dramatic, wait until you hear this one!!  In this episode we go deeper into the dark deep throws of the abyss that is addiction and its effects. This episode reeks of death but ends in redemption! Sweet Redemption!  After you have listened and you want to support the work that Solomon is doing in rehabilitating street men, please send your donations to MCHANGA- PAYBILL 891300 Acc. GLC You can contact him on  +254715874094, Website Please listen, share and feedback
July 9, 2020
Episode #63 ADDICTION- "Booze turned me to a Chokora" (Part 1) -Feat Solomon Gitau Kilanga
A few of my friends have been to rehab recently for alcohol addiction, and I am concerned about how important alcohol has become in our society.  This is probably the most gripping story that I have ever heard, we had to break it down into two episodes.  The level of vulnerability shared here is probably unprecedented!!  After you have listened and you want to support the work that Solomon is doing in rehabilitating street men, please send your donations to  MCHANGA- PAYBILL 891300 Acc. GLC You can contact him on  +254715874094, Website  Please listen, share and feedback
July 2, 2020
#Episode 62 - DAD'ing Different- Feat Bruce Muchelule
Fatherhood is a gift, and this is our Father's day special!! How do men experience pregnancy? How do we experience childbirth?  Bruce and I share an interesting and intimate conversation. Please listen, feedback and share!!
June 18, 2020
Episode #61 We can't get a child! Should we adopt? Feat. Gowi Odera
What happens when you are unable to get a child? My Friend, brother and Pastor Gowi Odera, takes us through his journey, through childhood that shaped his thoughts on adoption and then through his marriage and the decision to adopt. How does one navigate these conversations in an African Context? Please Listen, Share and leave me some feedback 
June 1, 2020
Episode #60 How do we respond to Covid-19? Feat. Tonee Ndungu
Tonee Ndungu is one of my most "woke" friends. He actually challenges some of the social structures I have grown up to believe are true.  In this episode Tonee does just that, he looks at how the Covid 19 isolation period is revealing to us about ourselves and our relationships.  Please listen, share and give feedback @amanimaranga on social media and  If you need to talk to someone anonymously who can help unpack your experience, download the Inuka wellness app on Google playstore and enter the code LT2020 to get 4 Free Sessions.
April 23, 2020
Episode #59 Coping With Covid-19 Feat- Sidney Nderitu & Martin Wambua
It's April 2020 and Covid- 19 has forced many of us into isolation and social distancing so as to slow down the spread of the disease.  In this episode I speak to two of my soul brothers as we share on how we are coping in this period. What is your experience? Please listen share and feedback. @amanimaranga on FB, Twitter and Instagram, or
April 20, 2020
#Episode 58 -Dealing With Isolation Feat Eddy Peter
Hey guys, how are you doing? How are you dealing with Isolation? In this SELF PRODUCED Episode I call a friend and discuss how he is dealing with isolation. The COVID-19 pandemic is changing our lives, all of us. Some of the hardest hit are creatives, whose jobs depend on a lot of social contact. How has your world been affected? Listen, Share and please send me feedback on twitter, facebook and instagram, my handle is @amanimaranga
April 6, 2020
Episode #57 Dealing with Isolation - Feat. Fareed Khimani
So we are all facing isolation as we quarantine during this unusual season of Covid 19. How are you dealing with Isolation? I give a call to Fareed Khimani and he shares his experience. The world is in an uncertain place and everyone is dealing with unprecedented times. Please listen, share and feedback. Let me also know if you would like to share your experience, we are in this together.
March 25, 2020
# Episode 56 "What’s Masculinity in the 21st century?” Feat. Kimathi Kaumbutho (Yours Truly)
I met “Yours Truly” at an event “The Inside Man” a few weeks ago and his spoken word piece blew my was like he was inside my head, so I invited him to studio and he not only did THAT piece on this episode, he also sat and we had the most interesting conversation. THIS IS A MUST LISTEN!!! Then share and feedback
March 12, 2020
# Episode 55 "Made for Friendship" with Pastor Drew Hunter
Pastor Drew Hunter and I explore male friendships , why they are important and what makes them work. He is wisdom and passion in one package, listen share and feedback. Drew Hunter is the author of Made for Friendship: The Relationship That Halves Our Sorrows and Doubles Our Joys.  He is also the teaching pastor at Zionsville Fellowship in Zionsville,  Indiana, where he lives with his wife, Christina, and their four sons. Reference article: Why is Friendship hard for Men? Five ways to build stronger relationships by Drew Hunter.
March 5, 2020
# Episode 54 Male Friendship: Who are your boys?" feat Gerald Owino and Kanjii Mbugua
The journey of vulnerability is hardest with the people who know you most, and these two friends are at the core of my inner circle. These are my boys!! Listen, share and feedback
February 27, 2020
# Episode 53 Male Friendship: "Who are your boys? " feat. Big Ted
In this episode I have a candid chat with my good friend Thomas Edwin Kwaka aka BIG TED . Big Ted shares what he’s learnt from working in government, the value of real friendship and we catch up and ponder on this one question "Who really are your boys?". Listen, share and give us feedback
February 20, 2020
# Episode 52 Male Friendship Series: "Who are your boys?" feat. Gowi Odera
I continue on a quest to explore male friendships and if they have any value. Are male friendships important? Is there any reward for vulnerability with the boys? What do you look for in male friendships? Join me as I have a chat with my long time friend Gowi Odera as we catch up and ponder on this one question..."Who are your boys?",. Listen, share and feedback
February 13, 2020
# Episode 51 Male Friendship series: " Who are your boys?" feat Mwongera Mutiga
Do male friendships have any value? Is there any reward for vulnerability with the boys? Are male friendships based on need only? My long time friend Mwongera and I ponder on these, listen, share and feedback
February 6, 2020
# Episode 50 "Falling down is an accident. Staying down is a Choice" feat. Eddy Kimani (Part 2)
REDEMPTION! Eddy Kimani’s story has a beautiful redemption, and I am a sucker for happy endings, so here is a happy ending 😄. Please listen, share and feedback
January 30, 2020
# Episode 49 " Falling down is an accident. Staying down is a choice" feat. Eddy Kimani (Part 1)
In this episode Eddy Kimani shares details of an adventurous decade. He shares his successes and some of his failures. Listen share and feedback
January 23, 2020
# Episode 48 "The Reward is in taking the Risk" feat. Anthony "Tosh" Mwaniki
In this episode Tosh and I look back into the last decade and draw learnings for ourselves, acknowledging what its done for us and why we must take bigger risks in the new decade! Listen, Share and Feedback
January 16, 2020
# Episode 47 "The Center of every Man's Existence is a Dream"
Martin Luther King Junior changed the world with a speech about dreams. He knew that dreams capture the essence of our desires and motivations, dreams bring our imagination to life! It’s 2020, can you dream(again)? Please Listen, Share and feedback?
January 10, 2020
#Episode 46 " The New Year, Self Reflection and Decade Thinking" feat. Edward Wanyonyi and Eric Kinyua
In this episode Edward, Erick and I reflect on 2019 and cast forward the next decade. What’s your plan for the next decade? Listen, feedback and share!!
January 2, 2020
#Episode 45 "Christmas memories, the Star and New Beginnings" by Amani Maranga feat Eric Kinyua
In this episode I reflect on the growth I’ve had since last year Christmas, I interview a friend who’s going through his first Christmas “alone” and I share my message for this season. Thank you for your continued support. Listen, Share and Feedback
December 25, 2019
#Episode 44 " There is no such thing as a perfect Parent. So just be a real one" Co-parenting 101 feat. Moses Nderitu
In this episode Moses Nderitu and I sit down to chat  co-parenting.  This is probably one of the most difficult challenges any parent could face and Moses who has 7 children from 5 mothers shares candidly from his own experience. This is a must listen. It's unscripted, raw and uncut. An episode like no other! Please give us your feedback and share. Follow us on IG @livingtruthfullythepodcast, twitter @livintruthfully and Facebook @Livingtruthfully by Amani Maranga. This episode is brought to you through generous support and contributions of listeners like you. To Donate: go tp MPESA Paybill business no. 787055.  Account "Living"
December 13, 2019
#Episode 43 "Fortunate to have great co-parents" Co-parenting 101 feat. Tonee Ndung'u
In this episode Tonee Ndungu and I discuss, co parenting and everything in between i.e. career, sex, owning mistakes, his children etc. This is a must listen conversation, please give us your feedback and share. Follow us on IG @livingtruthfullythepodcast and twitter @livintruthfully , FB @Living Truthfully by Amani Maranga.  This episode is brought to you by the generous support of listeners like you.  To Donate go to MPESA Paybill Business No; 787055 A/c “Living” About Tonee Tonee has spent 15 years in Social Entrepreneurship, is a founder in two  companies (exited one), been part of the initiators of the Kenyan  technology scene and was born and educated exclusively in Africa. He is  also an angel investor and COO of East African impact investment firm  One Village Fund, he is the spokesperson for the Kenyan Dyslexia  society. Tonee has also started a podcast My African Start up Podcast. first-hand stories of Startup founders in Africa, both from Africa and  other nationalities, and the unromanticized madness that goes into this  amazing but demanding continent. You will hear everything from advice to  warnings, successes to failures, myths that are facts to facts that are  mythical and the romance and heartbreak, then romance that can all  exist in a 24-hour cycle.
December 6, 2019
#Episode 42 "Co parenting is not a competition" Co parenting 101 feat. Robert Burale
In this episode Robert Burale and I discuss, celibacy, sex, owning our pasts and finally co parenting. This is a must listen conversation, please give us your feedback and share. Follow us on IG @livingtruthfullythepodcast and twitter @livintruthfully , FB @Living Truthfully by Amani Maranga. To Donate go to MPESA Paybill Business No; 787055 A/c “Living”
December 1, 2019
#Episode 41 "Friendship can only be purchased by Friendship" feat. Dr. Oscar Githua
In this episode I have a conversation with Dr. Oscar Githua a Psychologist and good friend. We discuss the “Jujube” doll and he shares his thoughts on it, and then we dig deep in friendship! Listen, share, feedback and please support! HOW TO DONATE To support the podcast, send your love donation via  MPESA PAYBILL Business No. 787055 ACC NAME “Living” then enter amount.  The payment will be processed by Luxil Ltd on our behalf.  Thank you for your support
November 7, 2019
#Episode 40 "How women hurt the male ego" Scars and Stilettos feat Dr. Jay Carter #Episode 40
In this episode I have a conversation with Dr. Jay Carter a Psychologist from Pennsylvania. USA. He shares an interesting concept on the power men give women over their esteem! Reference Michelle Burford's "Women's power to hurt the male ego"  To support the podcast go to MPESA PAYBILL Business No. 787055 ACC NAME “Living” then enter amount. The payment will be processed by Luxil Ltd on our behalf. Thank you for your support
October 31, 2019
#Episode 39 Self Doubt & Fear - Greatest killers of personal genius
In this episode I share the effects of failure on my confidence, I share my challenges with self doubt and my source of inspiration. What’s your hack to confidence? Listen, share and leave me a voice message
October 24, 2019
"Things can change in an instant. So why not live truthfully" #Episode 38
In this episode I reflect on my healing journey, and how the Vicissitudes of life affect my journey of Living Truthfully. Do you relate? Please listen, share and feedback
October 19, 2019
Episode #37 “She said she doesn’t date short men!” Scars & Stilletos -Feat “The Intern”
In this episode “The Intern” shares how rejection traumatized him, and has never dated at 26yrs. Listen, share and please feedback!
September 21, 2019
EP. #36 "My breakup sent me to a psychiatric ward"! Scars and Stillettos Series Feat. Dannish Odongo
In this episode Dannish Odongo shares how a broken relationship breaks his spirit and his mind. He shares candidly about his battle with anxiety as a result of a hurtful revelation during their break up! Listen, Share & Feedback!!
September 14, 2019
"I Lost My First Business to Debt"! - Episode #35 - Men & Their Hustle ( Feat. Zimbabwean Simbarashe Mabasha)
In our last installment of this series, I have a conversation with a visiting Zimbabwean trying to break through to the African Market. He shares his failures, his successes and his ambition. Simba also gives us an insight on how to widen our scope on African Markets and how to raise capital through trade. Listen, Share and feedback.
August 29, 2019
Episode #34 "I was auctioned 11 times, but later launched a 64 million dollar power plant" (Men and their Hustle) feat S.K. Blue
Samuel Kuria aka S.K BLue shares his entrepreneurial journey. What principles and philosophies he has learnt from his failures (auctioned 11 times) that set him up to run several companies under a private equity fund called Gold Avenue Africa which includes a $64million dollar power plant. Get ready to be provoked, to be inspired, to be encouraged.
August 10, 2019
Episode #33 The Rich also Cry (Men & Their Hustle) Part 2 - Feat Moses Nderitu
Who are the entrepreneurs you admire? What is it about their lifestyle you admire? Have you ever considered what's behind the person, or who they go home to? What makes them cry? Moses Nderitu a serial entrepreneur and I go raw and deep behind the veil of what you see!  Listen, Share and Feedback
July 26, 2019
Episode #32 The Rich also Cry - Men & Their Hustle- Feat Moses Nderitu
Who are the entrepreneurs you admire? What is it about their lifestyle you admire? Have you ever considered what's behind the person, or who they go home to? What makes them cry? Moses Nderitu a serial entrepreneur and I go raw and deep behind the veil of what you see!  Listen, Share and Feedback
July 18, 2019
Episode #31 "Men and their Hustle" - Righteous Anger by Amani Maranga
This “Men and their Hustle” series has made me realize that I have a lot of unresolved anger, in my journey of living Truthfully these are my musings on anger
July 13, 2019
Episode #30 Men and Their Hustle- Feat Sumeet Walia
What happens when you build a multi million business only to see it collapse? How do you build again? Sumeet and I delve into his story and the journey of one of Kenya’s biggest branding and merchandising companies. Listen Share and Feedback
July 5, 2019
Episode#29 "Men and their Hustle" feat. Steve Kariuki
It is widely accepted in most societies that men are providers. So what do they have to do and what do they go through to provide, build a career or a business? How do they handle failure and success? What motivates them? Listen to Steve Kariuki's story, share and feedback!  Credits: More on Steve Kariuki's Businesses  Music Ojay's - For the love of Money Horace Brown - One for the money Host Amani Maranga Producer Lee Kanyottu
June 30, 2019
#Episode28 “Men and Their Hustle”- Feat. Steve Nyumba
It is widely accepted in most societies, that men are providers. So what do they have to do to provide, to build a career or a business? How do they handle failure and success? What motivates them? Listen, share and feedback!
June 22, 2019
Episode #27 "Papa was a rolling stone" (Dad is Destiny) Feat. Pastor Simon Mbevi
In this final episode on Papa/ Father Series, we discuss with Pastor Simon Mbevi founder of Transforms Nations on the difference a Father makes based on his book Dad is Destiny.   A father’s shadow follows you wherever you go. Whether your father is (or was) present or absent, abusive or passive, good or not so good, you owe it to yourself to understand yourself better as you understand what you got or missed from your dad. Listen to this podcast effectively, discuss it with your friends and family as we come to appreciate that Dad is destiny. This Episode is to Dads, Men and Boys, Women and girls, Wives and Single Parents as we celebrate Father's Day!  Happy Father's Day!! For more information on Pastor Simon and Transform Nations visit 
June 14, 2019
Episode #26 “Papa was a rolling stone” ( My Father, My friend) Feat. Jotham & Anthony Mwaniki
In this episode, I take a road trip & have the awesome privilege of witnessing a great father and son relationship, as I glean Wisdom for my own fathering journey.
June 6, 2019
Episode #25 Papa Was a Rolling Stone (Who’s Yo Daddy- Engage 24)
I had the honor of speaking at the 24th Edition of Engage Nairobi a Kenyan speaking platform now growing In East Africa, telling my own father story. This is the audio recording of that talk....Listen, share and please give Feedback.
May 23, 2019
Episode #24 “Papa was a Rolling Stone” ( Father’s Step up!) Feat. Oyunga Pala
Alpha Male, Celebrated writer and Journalist Oyunga Pala talks about his dad, his journey as a new dad and challenges men, to stand up and be counted as fathers!
May 17, 2019
Papa Was a Rolling Stone (I Love you Dad) -Feat. Edwin M. Kinoti
For some reason in these parts of the world we don’t tell our dads that we love them, we just never say those words to our fathers. So what happens if we do? Edwin find out.. Listen Share and feedback
May 9, 2019
Papa was a rolling stone- (a long distance one)- Feat. Sydney Nderitu
Should dad’s be in the delivery room for their children? What happens when dad relocates to another country? These are just some of the conversations I have with my soul brother. Listen, share and feedback
May 3, 2019
Episode #21 Papa was a Rolling Stone- (Blended Daddy) Feat. Edward Wanyonyi
In this episode Edward and I explore influences from his absent father and introduce his blended family dad situation....please listen, share and feedback
April 25, 2019
Episode #20 Papa w as a rolling stone- (Father Unworthy) Feat. Paul Otieno aka Pau Shinski
His dad died 20yrs ago, and now he is a father of 3 wonderful girls trying to figure his way around this eternal role. Are Fathers important? Did you learn anything from him? Pau and I start a new series on the dad factor. Listen, share and feedback.
April 18, 2019
Episode #19. "Hostage 101 Relationships" Feat. Dr. Oscar Githua (Round 5)
In this Episode we discuss  1. Biology: Women cycles and its connection in choosing preferred mate.  1:49 - 7:50 2. Biology: Men also have Cycles. 7:51 - 11:09 3. An email feedback from a male listener Titled "I don't know what being a man technically is". 11:20 - 18:49 4.  Hostage 101 Relationships. Conversation starts with a male perspective/ analysis on a relationship situation where a female friend  is dating a man going through a divorce. What's the end game? Are we better off with each other or without each other  18:50 - 31:46 5. Dr. Oscar shares insight about Life, Family, Work balance from his personal experience.  32:03 - 42:55 6. Men! Don't feel guilty for creating space for yourself 42:57 -47:14 7. Next Biggest Podcast...The Dr. Oscar Podcast...coming soon!  47:22 - 51:31 Listen, SHARE, and kindly give us feedback, because we value your comments. 
April 4, 2019
Episode #18. Are men in “HOSTAGE SITUATIONS?” Feat. Dr. Oscar Githua (Round 4)
Dr. Oscar explains why men in most relationships are in hostage situations! Listen, share and feedback!!!
March 28, 2019
Episode #17 The catch up! A Heart to Hart Feat. Chris Hart- (Round 3)
Chris Hart a renowned psychologist and relationship guru comes in to add insight on how men make relationship decisions, or do they?
March 21, 2019
Episode #16 “The Catch up” Feat. Michael Oyier (Round 2)
In this episode Michael and I explore some of the nuances raised in previous episodes of the podcast. Listen, share and feedback
March 16, 2019
Episode #15 “The Catch up” Feat. Michael Oyier (Round 1).
In this episode former news anchor now turned counseling psychologist and Life, Career & Communication Coach, Michael Oyier, and I catch up and explore living Truthfully.
March 7, 2019
Episode #14 “Bruh! Why are you still Single?” (Part 3)
In this final installment of this series we have two brothers open up and share why they haven’t gotten married yet...listen, feedback and share!!!
March 1, 2019
Episode #13 “Bruh, why are you still single?” (Part 2)
In this episode we continue the conversation with guys who are at “marriage age” who have never been married. Amani Maranga asks them why!
February 21, 2019
Episode #12 “Bruh! Why are you still Single?”
Why would a man at “marriage age” not want to walk down the aisle? Do they feel societal pressure? In this episode we start a new series talking to men who are not married yet, and they tell Amani Maranga why.
February 14, 2019
Episode #11 “Why do Men get married?” (Part 3)
In this second last installment of this series, Amani interviews two old friends, one whose marriage ended and one who’s about to get married, all in the quest to understand the considerations men make while about to “jump the broom.”
February 7, 2019
Episode #10 “Why do Men get Married?” (Part 2)
In this episode Amani Maranga continues conversations with different men in a quest to understand what they considered when getting married...and more
January 31, 2019
Episode #9 Why do Men get married? (Part 1)
What goes on in the mind of a man when he’s ready to get married? How does he know he’s ready? What are the things that men consider when choosing a partner to marry? Amani Maranga interviews several men in a quest to understand why men get married.
January 28, 2019
Episode #8 “Heal the Boy, Make a Man” (Part 3) Feat. Dr. Oscar Githua
In this episode, Forensic scientist Dr.Oscar Githua and Amani Maranga conclude the conversation on the “Pain Bank”...listen in to this last part of the friendly “shrink” session
January 21, 2019
Episode #7 Heal the Boy, Make a Man (Part 2) Feat. Dr. Oscar Githua
Do you know you carry a “Pain Bank?” Do you know the events that deposited in your “Pain Bank?” Dr. Oscar Githua and I continue the conversation on cycles and expand on the “Pain Bank!”
January 18, 2019
Episode #6 “Heal the boy, Make a Man” (Part 1) Feat. Dr. Oscar Githua
Dr. Oscar a Forensic Psychologist take Amani Maranga back to his 9yr old self, revealing how that boy affects the man 30 yrs later!
January 10, 2019
Episode #5. Truth is not neat! (Part 2) Feat. Marcus Olang’
Marcus Olang’ and I talk about coping with “break up” pain...and the question of faith!
December 31, 2018
Episode #4 Truth is not neat! (Part 1) Feat. Marcus Olang’. Men hurt in break ups too!
In this episode Marcus Olang’ and I bust the myth that Men don’t feel the pain of break ups...
December 29, 2018
Episode #3 Oh! No! It’s Christmas! Feat. Marcus Olang’
What does Christmas look like after a break up?
December 22, 2018
Episode #2 Crossing Fingers is NOT a strategy!
How to recognize moments when you’re making significant decisions
December 4, 2018
Episode #1 Healing through Acceptance
Adulting is about accepting who you are, your choices and your experiences and embracing all that you are...
December 4, 2018