Being Men

Being Men

By Being Men
Being Men is a discussion on manhood and how to navigate the world as we see it today in a compassionate and sustainable way.
Hosted by Mitch Barber and Rohit Bangalolelu, both deep thinkers with a background in martial arts and mentoring. Each episode covers a different topic related to manhood from insecurities to health and money. Enjoy!

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#16 Quarantine Sessions Ep02
In this episode of The Quarantine Sessions, Mitch and Ro chat about how they are coping with social isolation, give some recommendations and chat about what the following weeks will bring for Being Men. Enjoy! Some useful services are listed below if you are feeling overwhelmed and need extra support. Lifeline Australia: 13 11 14 Beyond Blue: 1300 224 636 Kids Helpline: 1800 551 80 Emergency: 000 Confidential Helpline: 1800 737 732 Mensline: 1300 78 99 78 Relationships Australia: 1300 364 277 www.being-men.com
23:37
April 8, 2020
#15 Quarantine Sessions Ep01
With all that is happening in the world right now, Ro and I thought we would record a weekly episode where we chat about what we are doing to look after ourselves while we are in social isolation. It's important at this time to stay connected so please get in touch with us if you need mental and emotional support. We are all in this together! Please enjoy episode one of the Quarantine Sessions! Some useful services are listed below if you are feeling overwhelmed and need extra support. Lifeline Australia: 13 11 14 Beyond Blue: 1300 224 636 Kids Helpline: 1800 551 80 Emergency: 000 Confidential Helpline: 1800 737 732 Mensline: 1300 78 99 78 Relationships Australia: 1300 364 277 www.being-men.com
22:21
March 23, 2020
#14 Lets Talk Depression and Mental Health
In this episode, Ro and Mitch dive into their experiences with depression and mental health and then chat about how they have dealt with the issues that have troubled them. Men are often too proud or afraid to share how they are feeling and lack the confidence to reach out when they need help. Together we can have the conversations that need to be had and reach a hand out to those that need it. If you or anyone you know needs help please reach out, if we talk to each other we can change peoples lives.  Some useful links for more info on depression and mental health. https://www.beyondblue.org.au https://mensline.org.au/ Head to our website to check out our other episodes, articles and more! www.being-men.com Follow us on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/being.men/ Like us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/beingmencommunity/
46:53
September 26, 2019
#13 Dissolving Stress with Vedic Meditation (With Alex Powerlett)
In this episode we speak with Alex Powerlett, martial artist, acupuncturist and Vedic Meditation teacher based in Melbourne. Alex speaks to us about how we can all benefit from a little Vedic meditation and how easy it can be to dissolve stress and live better lives. It was really interesting to hear how someone living in an urban environment can be so grounded and peaceful. Alex made us feel so relaxed while we were talking to him and we hope he has the same effect on you! Enjoy! ‍ All of the links and resources mentioned in this episode are listed below. Alex's website - https://www.alexpowerlett.com/ Reccomendations JUSTIN BALDONI: ON THE POWER OF REFLECTION FOR LIFELONG RELATIONSHIPS - https://jayshetty.me/justin-baldoni/ NEW DADS - https://iview.abc.net.au/show/new-dads/video/RN1811H026S00 THE PORTAL - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkfyntkbpWI&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3l0oOGqYnPcrkaRvoLSLWEXqJZZjR3ia7fS2JfnZ4zEjcZ-dQ4VF5e7k4 Head to our website to check out our other episodes, articles and more! www.being-men.com Follow us on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/being.men/ Like us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/beingmencommunity/ ‍
51:57
September 5, 2019
#12 Relationships, Love and Conflict Resolution
Being Men is back and better than ever! In this episode Ro and Mitch chat about their own experiences with relationships and get vulnerable with the details. They dive deep into conflict resolution, finding love, sex and so much more. Enjoy! Head to our website to check out our other episodes, articles and more! www.being-men.com Follow us on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/being.men/ Like us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/beingmencommunity/
33:23
August 22, 2019
#11 Breaking Down Parenting and Emotional Intelligence (with Deanne Ogden)
In this episode we speak with Deanne Ogden, Founder of Trinity Kids Australia and mum of three boys. Deanne speaks to us about becoming a more conscious parent (and gives us some tips) and the amazing work she's doing to foster emotional intelligence in kids. Deanne has a huge heart and speaking to her was like catching up with an old friend. We hope you enjoy listening in.  You can find out more about Deanne and Trinity Kids Australia at her website HERE and click HERE to follow her on facebook.  If you would like to support us in this journey please head to https://www.patreon.com/beingmen. There you can pledge a monthly amount and get rewarded for doing so! Any amount helps us out. Your support means that we can grow our initiative, reach more people and change lives, so THANK YOU! www.being-men.com
52:43
May 1, 2019
#10 Recap and What's to Come with Being Men
In this episode we celebrate making it to number 10 with a recap and a look towards the future of Being Men.  When we started this project at the end of 2018 we were expecting a couple of listeners and maybe a thumbs up from our friends. Oh boy were we surprised! Only ten episodes later and we have over a thousand downloads and feedback from all over the world.  Thank you for your support and we will see you in the next one! If you would like to support us in this journey please head to https://www.patreon.com/beingmen. There you can pledge a monthly amount and get rewarded for doing so! Every dollar counts. Your support means that we can grow our initiative, reach more people and change lives so THANK YOU! www.being-men.com
34:36
March 10, 2019
#09 Building Better Men Through Rites of Passage (with Dr Arne Rubinstein)
In this episode we speak with Dr Arne Rubinstein, CEO of The Rites Of Passage Institute, about all things manhood, raising good men, father son relationships, and, of course, rites of passage. Arne's casual, compassionate demeanour, passion for his mission and in depth knowledge are captivating. Before we started recording Arne filled us in on his morning, telling us how he narrowly avoided a shark bite! He also showed us his 140 acre property in Northern NSW where he holds many of the Rites of Passage events. Ro and I had a great time talking to Arne and we hope you enjoy listening in. Enjoy! For links to everything we discussed in this episode including The Rites of Passage Institute and Dr Arne's book, click HERE to visit the podcast page. If you would like to support us in this journey please head to https://www.patreon.com/beingmen. There you can pledge a monthly amount and get rewarded for doing so! Every dollar counts. Your support means that we can grow our initiative, reach more people and change lives so THANK YOU! www.being-men.com
53:34
February 20, 2019
#08 - Fighting Bullying (with Wayne MacDonald)
In this episode we talk to Karate world champion, coach and anti bullying expert Wayne MacDonald. We chat about the state of bullying in our schools, how we can identify bullying behaviour and how us as a society can change things. Ro and I have known Wayne for a long time and it was great to sit down with him and pick his brain. I hope you get as much out of it as we did! Enjoy! If you would like to support us in this journey please head to https://www.patreon.com/beingmen. There you can pledge a monthly amount and get rewarded for doing so! Every dollar counts. Your support means that we can grow our initiative, reach more people and change lives so THANK YOU! www.being-men.com
38:04
February 8, 2019
#07 How Feminism Benefits All of Us (with Katie Tong)
In this episode, we talk once again to Katie Tong. We chat about the definition of feminism, why feminism is needed, and why there is often opposition to something that is great for everyone. There is a sense in the male community that feminism is a direct attack on our manhood and masculinity, but what we've learnt in talking to Katie is that's just not the case.  We spoke openly with Katie about our experiences, ideas and thoughts on feminism and we got so much out of it. We hope you do too.  Enjoy! If you would like to support us in this journey please head to https://www.patreon.com/beingmen. There you can pledge a monthly amount and get rewarded for doing so! Every dollar counts. Your support means that we can grow our initiative, reach more people and change lives so THANK YOU! www.being-men.com
44:54
February 1, 2019
#06 The power of vulnerability
As human beings we are born vulnerable and die vulnerable but somewhere in the middle we loose the ability to open up really share what we are feeling. As men it is crucial for us to re-learn this skill. Not only for our own mental health but for the health of the community as-well. The suicide rates for men are three times higher than they are for females. We need to realise that it is ok to speak up if we are feeling down and that it doesn't mean we are weak.  There is no strength without vulnerability.  In this episode Mitch and Ro discuss how they have struggled to be vulnerable in their lives,  ways they have opened up and the benefits of doing so.  Enjoy! If you would like to support us in this journey please head to https://www.patreon.com/beingmen. There you can pledge a monthly amount and get rewarded for doing so! Every dollar counts. Your support means that we can grow our initiative, reach more people and change lives so THANK YOU! www.being-men.com
35:29
January 17, 2019
#05 - Young Fathers (with Phil Pandongan)
Along with special guest Phil Pandongan, Mitch and Ro discuss what it means to be a young father in todays world. What is a mans role in raising children? What challenges are there when raising multicultural kids? This episode is heartfelt, widely ranging and honest.  Enjoy! If you would like to support us in this journey please head to https://www.patreon.com/beingmen. There you can pledge a monthly amount and get rewarded for doing so! Every dollar counts. Your support means that we can grow our initiative, reach more people and change lives so THANK YOU! www.being-men.com
45:53
January 10, 2019
#04 - Male Aggression (with Katie Tong)
In this episode Ro and Mitch are joined by Katie Tong, someone who has experienced male aggression first hand. The conversation covers Katie's experiences and we also discuss what we can do as men to help women feel safe.  If you would like to support us in this journey please head to https://www.patreon.com/beingmen. There you can pledge a monthly amount and get rewarded for doing so! Every dollar counts. Your support means that we can grow our initiative, reach more people and change lives so THANK YOU! www.being-men.com
38:39
December 26, 2018
#03 - Insecurity
In a society that values bigger, better and faster, it can be difficult to overcome your insecurities and become a confident person. In this episode Mitch and Ro talk about some of their own uncertainties and the challenges they face. Sharing your insecurities in a safe environment allows you to build self confidence and gain a better perspective. Enjoy! If you would like to support us in this journey please head to https://www.patreon.com/beingmen. There you can pledge a monthly amount and get rewarded for doing so! Every dollar counts. Your support means that we can grow our initiative, reach more people and change lives so THANK YOU! www.being-men.com
44:23
December 17, 2018
#02 - Role Models & Mentors
In this episode, Mitch and Ro talk about their personal experiences with role models and mentors, the difference between the two and how to find the perfect fit when looking for your own.  Enjoy! If you would like to support us in this journey please head to https://www.patreon.com/beingmen. There you can pledge a monthly amount and get rewarded for doing so! Every dollar counts. Your support means that we can grow our initiative, reach more people and change lives so THANK YOU! www.being-men.com
41:30
November 20, 2018
#01 - Karate Beyond Punching & Kicking - Part 1
This episode is the 1st podcast in a series we are calling Karate Beyond Punching & Kicking. Mitch and Ro talk about how karate has help them in their life, the benefits of doing karate from a young age and talk about the personality differences between karate kids and non karate kids. If you would like to support us in this journey please head to https://www.patreon.com/beingmen. There you can pledge a monthly amount and get rewarded for doing so! Every dollar counts. Your support means that we can grow our initiative, reach more people and change lives so THANK YOU! www.being-men.com
40:57
October 29, 2018
#00 - Starting the Journey
In this episode Mitch and Ro - founders of Karate.Life talk about their karate background, their passion with karate world and introduce Karate.Life. Enjoy! If you would like to support us in this journey please head to https://www.patreon.com/beingmen. There you can pledge a monthly amount and get rewarded for doing so! Every dollar counts. Your support means that we can grow our initiative, reach more people and change lives so THANK YOU! www.being-men.com
14:28
October 29, 2018