Kings of Hearts Podcast
By Andy Nguyen and Yenukwa Kombian
Challenging the status quo and creating a space for men to reimagine their version of masculinity. The Kings of Hearts Podcast is a conversational podcast that dives deep into uncomfortable, but necessary topics on what it means to show as a man today.
The King's Code: 12 Principles To Lead Life As A Conscious Man
What's up? Great to have you back on the Kings of Hearts Podcast. Today we dive into our infamous King's Code. We created this code 2 years ago as an expansion of our four pillars: Awareness, Character, Vulnerability, and Service. Many modern men today live without principles, resulting in a lack of direction, ungroundedness, and reacting to life instead of responding. The King's Code is created for men to have a starting place, and twelve anchors to support men holistically (mind, body, emotions, and spirit). We trust you will take away what you need from this episode, and most importantly, grab a copy of the King's Code for yourself using the link below: https://mailchi.mp/78d7f0957200/kings-code
January 25, 2023
Identifying The Joker Mask In Yourself, Your Friends, And Moving Forward In A Conscious Way
Our latest KOH podcast episode about the Joker mask is coming in hot this week. What is the joker mask? It is the mask we put on that is playful, humorous, makes light of situations, etc. It becomes a problem when we make it our identity or start hiding behind this mask to avoid our feelings, difficult situations or otherwise. Join Yenukwa and Andy on this powerful episode and expect to get into topics such as: Using humour to deflect The Joker mask stems from unworthiness Knowing how to spot the joker mask in friends and yourself Having higher standards of checking in with one another and much more.
January 11, 2023
Exploring Loneliness, Aloneness, and Chosen Family
Thank you for joining us again on the Kings of Hearts Podcast. We truly enjoy creating this content for you as we know how important it is to create "entry points" to topics that are often discussed or even brought up. In this conversation, expect deeper perspectives between Yenukwa and Andy on loneliness, aloneness, and chosen family. We specifically chose this topic to talk about and release in December because it is a typical month where people find themselves around family and friends more during the holidays. However, the reality is that this isn't an option for everyone, and the experience/feeling of loneliness during this time of year may set in intensely. So whether that is you or someone you know who typically goes through loneliness or even depression during the holidays, tune in AND also share this episode with people in your community and circle. Cheers, we trust you will find value here today.
December 14, 2022
John Wineland's 11 Precepts of Conscious Warriorhood
Yenukwa and Andy break down another powerful section from John Wineland's book: From The Core. As mentioned in a previous episode about John's book, we like to take an inspirational piece and extract practical uses for our listeners. At KOH, we believe that growth isn't only in the information or wisdom but in the action of it. In this episode, we look at the 11 Precepts of Conscious Warriorhood articulated beautifully by John. These eleven points are here to support men in living with integrity, power, and vulnerability. A code in support of our leadership from within. We trust you will enjoy this 60-minute dialogue. You can purchase the book From The Core here.
November 30, 2022
Refining What It Means To Be A Man With Josh Looy
Welcome back, and glad to have you join us on this powerful episode with Josh Looy. Josh is a deep guy. Our connection with him stems from his co-working relationship with Yenukwa at Lululemon. Deep conversations in the work environment has now evolved into us having Josh on our podcast to continue the dialogue. In this episode, we discuss... Dealing with social constructs of manhood Reclaiming manhood The feminine encourages men to be better Mother-son dynamic in a romantic relationship Feeling other emotions aside from anger Developing a healthy relationship with anger Seeking a group of men proactively BEFORE shit hits the fan Men's relationship with pornography Born and raised in Ontario, Canada, growing up in the rat race was all he knew—learning every day to do better and forming what it means to be a 'man' to show up the best for his family and friends. Josh loves sports, cycling and the outdoors and is currently working on crushing out my Real Estate license and journeying my new life here in Calgary, Alberta.
November 16, 2022
Love and Leadership Is A Contact Sport With Jim Vance
In this episode, we welcome Jim Vance. Jim owns a successful masculine identity and relationship coaching business, The Conscious Man. Jim leads high-achieving men to master their masculinity, stand in their power, and elevate purpose & passion in their life & relationships. His mission is to be the man that men turn to when they are ready to turn their life around and step into their full power and potential. Jim's superpower is identifying the unconscious pieces of your identity and healing what is not serving you. He helps you rise to your highest potential as a masculine leader in your life. In no particular order, some topics that we discuss in this episode: Discomfort leads to sharpening the sword Moving people from mediocracy to their proper alignment Allowing men to fall apart and come back together Transactional vs Transformational Relationships Knowing vs Understanding If you're available to everyone, you have no value Being a conduit for love vs seeking/grasping for it And much more. Follow Jim on IG: https://www.instagram.com/the.conscious.man Website: https://jvconsciouscoaching.com
November 02, 2022
Shedding The Old Skin And Usher In New Growth With Hafeez Sumani
Thanks again for tuning back into the Kings of Hearts Podcast. Today we bring back Hafeez Sumani for his third appearance as our guest. It is extra special today because he is here on his birthday (October 3rd). Not only do we drop in and celebrate his life, but we also allow for the conversation to move toward a few deep topics on life, leadership, and growth. In this episode you can expect conversations on: The uncomfortable part of growth and shedding the skin Reimagining grief Going on a journey with our emotions The Tale of Two Wolves How to feed the "dark" wolf in a healthy conscious way. The mindset behind "Don't think you are, know you are." The mentality behind "Trusting over knowing." The Stone Soup story Elements of Men's groups And much more... If you have the call to listen to Hafeez's other episodes check them out here: Episode 2: Energy Work and Masculinity Episode 18: The Power of the Divine Masculine
October 19, 2022
How To Stay Aware and Present Under Societal Pressures
We are excited to release this episode about how to be conscious under pressure or “chaos.” It is a valuable topic for everyone, not just men. As we navigate life, life sometimes presents us with challenges and obstacles (most of these for our highest good). These challenges are not always comfortable, so in this episode, we share with you ways to be self-aware and present, as well as the value that each of those brings in times of pressure. Originally we were going to unpack this topic as a group in our live event in September, however, due to venue challenges, we have rescheduled this event (in Calgary) to October 23, 2022. For tickets visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kings-of-hearts-event-presence-and-self-awareness-under-societal-pressures-tickets-413363259637 So tune in, once again, with us in the deep conversation. May it serve you well. - KOH _____________________________
October 05, 2022
EP33: The Three Pillars Of Intimacy: Self, Community, And Relationship.
Hello and welcome back to the Kings of Hearts Podcast. Here where we dive into all things men's work, masculinity, men's mental health, leadership, and more. In this episode, we dive into the realm of Intimacy -- specifically the three pillars that we identify as important aspects to consider. These are Intimacy with Self, with others (same gender), and within a romantic relationship. The motivation behind this topic is coming out of our August Heart-to-Heart event. As a community, we came together to unpack these 3 pillars and felt that a following-up conversation was aligned to feel complete. Tune in and let us know what you think, and what comes up for you. _________________________________________________ This month we are launching our next round of King's Council -our bi-annual men's group journey. Applications are open, and we're inviting men into this container for a four-month journey. Council is a powerful men's group experience of bonding, discussion, accountability, emotional attunement, and much more. If you feel the calling apply here: https://www.kingshearts.com/getinvolved/kings-council If it's not you, but you know a man who would benefit from a men's group, send him this link.
September 21, 2022
EP32: Wisdom From The Philosopher King Marcus Aurelius
Hello and welcome back to the Kings of Hearts Podcast, where we dive into all things men's work, masculinity, men's mental health, leadership, and much more. In this episode, we are unpacking ancient wisdom from Stoic Philosopher King and Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius. The man, the myth, and the legend. Time and time again, we reference Marcus Aurelius in our men's groups, on IG, and in podcast episodes. We felt this man deserves some respect by creating an episode solely about him. Specifically, we chose ten quotes by Marcus and extracted practical wisdom for the modern man. We won't spoil it here, so tune in and enjoy! This month we are launching our next round of King's Council -our bi-annual men's group journey. Applications are open, and we're inviting men into this container for four months. It's a powerful experience of bonding, unpacking, accountability, emotional attunement, and much more. If this speaks to you, apply here: https://www.kingshearts.com/getinvolved/kings-council
September 07, 2022
EP31: A New Paradigm For Masculine Leadership
Hello, welcome back to the Kings of Hearts Podcast where we dive into all things men's work, masculinity, men's mental health, heart-based leadership, and much more. In this episode, we are reading and extracting wisdom from John Wineland's new book, From The Core: A New Masculine Paradigm for Leading with Love, Living Your Truth, and Healing the World. In the first couple of chapters, John outlines his 10 principles for the new masculine paradigm resonating strongly with us. So much that we felt the call to share these with you on our podcast, extract some wisdom, and then help you apply it to daily life. We won't spoil it here, so tune in and enjoy! Speaking of new masculine paradigms, we are launching our next round of King's Council our bi-annual men's group journey. Applications are open and we are inviting men into this container with us for 4 months. It's a deeply powerful experience of bonding, unpacking, accountability, emotional attunement, and much more. If this speaks to you... apply here.
August 24, 2022
EP30: How Balancing Work, Rest, And Play Will Make You A Complete Man
Our commitment to you is to continue putting out content to help you navigate life as a man in this generation. Part of the journey is unlearning, reimagining, and deconditioning old narratives to reinstall healthier ways of showing up and leading life. One of these topics is working vs. resting and "playing." Play is a word that might trigger some men, as many of us have lost touch with that inner boy/child. Join us in this episode and deep conversation where we unpack all three aspects. One of our favourites for sure! PS. If you are looking to join a community of men, participate and begin your journey with all like-minded individuals then King's Council Men's Group is a great start for you. We are taking applications for our next round. Apply here: https://www.kingshearts.com/getinvolved/kings-council
July 27, 2022
EP29: Why Kings of Hearts Is No Longer A Non-Profit Organization
This episode is an extra important one! Tune in and learn why Kings of Hearts decided to move away from a non-profit structure. Yenukwa and Andy dive into what led to this decision, the blindspots, the evolution, and how we intend to move forward as a community. Transparency is fundamentally key in our organizational ethos as well as personal integrity, so recording this episode was a non-negotiable. We open our doors to any questions, concerns, or comments you might have. If your voice wants to be heard, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org Blessings from the Kings!
July 13, 2022
EP28: Mental Health, Spiritual Wisdom, And Our Connection To The Land With Chantai Minet
This is an episode to remember. Today we have with us Chantai Minet. A dear friend, a Registered Provisional Psychologist, an avid supporter of Kings of Hearts, and a beautiful soul. We get into a deep dialogue with Chantai about drawing wisdom from the land, returning to remembrance, men's mental health, the intersection between embodiment and spirituality, and much more. There is a line that Chantai expressed that hits us in the feels: "To be unwell in our body is a spiritual crisis". Wow. We trust you will enjoy this wonderful dialogue with us, and as always if it resonates with you share it with your community. Blessings from the Kings. About Chantai: Chantai Minet is a Registered Provisional Psychologist, poet, aspiring yogi, and sunshine seeker in Mohkinstis/Calgary, Alberta. Chantai was raised in the Yukon Territory and identifies as someone with mixed ancestry (Tlingit First Nations, European, Chinese, and Vietnamese). She obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of Calgary in 2014 and a Master of Science in Educational Psychology Program, specializing in Counselling Psychology at the University of Calgary in 2021. Chantai’s long-held curiosity and interest in different cultures are expressed through her love of traveling and the creative arts. Chantai has backpacked around the world, partnering with various philanthropic organizations to contribute support to communities in need. Her graduate research focused on decolonization through de-essentializing Indigenous relationality. In her professional practice, Chantai works from a holistic perspective which means she supports people in the areas of mental, emotional, embodied, and spiritual healing. Amongst other things, Chantai values healthy relationships (with self and others), humility, creativity, and the courage of authentic storytelling. Website: www.chantaiminetpsychology.com Instagram: @chantaiminetpsychology
June 29, 2022
EP27: How To Powerfully Leverage Accountability, Feedback, And Criticism For Your Benefit
This is another one-on-one session between Yenukwa and Andy. They take the opportunity and deep dive into the power of feedback, criticism, and accountability. We discuss what the differences are between the three, our own personal experiences with it, how it all ties into men's work and mental health, and most importantly how men can integrate it into their lives and leadership. Enjoy this episode family.
June 16, 2022
EP26: Navigating Mental Health As A Former Royal Marines Officer Turned Men's Coach And Family Man With Jon Beete
Jon started his career as a Royal Marines Officer at the commando training center in Devon, England. Following two tours of duty in Afghanistan, he left the Marines in 2014. After his tour of duty, he worked in large corporations doing operational roles before realizing there is more to life. Since 2016 Jon has been heavily involved in personal development and is focused on leveling up and helping other men to do the same. Jon is married to Kate and has three children, Henry (10), Arthur and Leila (4), and their dog Kali. In this episode, Jon gets very candid about navigating suicidal thoughts and what recovery has looked like for him. He shares tools and attitudes on how he navigates his mental health currently. Jon also shares how important it is to be present with his kids (specifically his sons) since he never intentionally received this from his own father. In closing, Jon highlights the importance of being willing to deconstruct our identities (up to this point) and reconstruct them to serve us fully for all healthy reasons. Enjoy. You can connect with Jon here: http://linkedin.com/in/jonbeete
June 01, 2022
EP25: The Masculine In Conscious Relationship With Kyle Rushton
Kyle is a relationship alchemist and architect who coaches people on how to bridge the gap between fear and love to help them build stronger, healthier, and more meaningful relationships with themselves, their intimate partners, and the world around them. He is also the co-host of Modern Maskulinity, a men's personal development podcast focused on unpacking and redefining what it means to be a modern man. Kyle shares why he began the podcast Modern Maskulinity alongside Anwar. Along with we discuss what inspired him to start coaching. We break down the meaning of “alchemy" and "architecture" concerning conscious relationships. Kyle gets vulnerable with us sharing his experience of personal obstacles, the associated costs of those blockages, and the highs and lows. It is a powerful episode with a King who turns lead (his mess) into gold (his message). Enjoy. Website: www.coachkylerushton.com Instagram: @therelationshipcoach_ and @modernmaskulinity
April 29, 2022
EP24: Body Image In Sports/Athletics And It's Impact On Self-image And Mental Health With Angela Epp (Part 2)
Angela Epp (aka Burkey) is back! She was so excited from the last episode having more to share she wanted to make a swift return. If you haven't listened to Part 1, do yourself a favor and listen to it before this episode! In this episode, Angela addresses the topic of body image in sports/athletics and the impact it had on her self-image and mental health. We also break down the identity shifts that happen when transitioning out of sports, the identity crisis for Burkey, and how it impacted her behavior in other areas of her life. There is truth, heartache, vulnerability, and a call-up to be better in this episode from Burkey — so powerful. Enjoy.
April 13, 2022
EP23: Preventative vs Proactive. What Is the Better Approach When It Comes To Men's Mental Health?
This is a powerful episode between just Andy and Yenukwa. We want to drop in and call in more of these types of one-on-one episodes. In this session Preventative or Proactive, what is the better approach when it comes to men's mental health? Our conversation naturally evolved into also discussing relationships and being responsible for our own mental health as men so we don't put it all on our partners (if you're in a relationship) or on others. Lots of laughs, ah-ha moments, and banter between these two Kings made this conversation light, yet deep and purposeful. We trust you will enjoy it.
April 02, 2022
EP22: Becoming A Change-Maker In The World Of Athletics And Mental Health With Angela Epp (Part 1)
Angela Epp (aka Burke/Burkey) joins us today. She is a former university hockey athlete (U of L) and was drafted to the professional Canadian Women's hockey league in 2017 (CWHL). Angela studied Psychology at the University of Lethbridge and is currently working to become a licensed psychologist. She is a big deal. Burke gets vulnerable in sharing her journey (the highs and lows) navigating two different sports (judo & hockey) as a female in the Yukon. She gets very candid with us about the toxic behaviors and experiences she dealt with during her years of training and playing hockey: both with coaches and other players. Burke recalls the PTSD she suffered from living in the armor of "Angela the hockey player" and the impact on her mental health. This episode is raw from a queen who continues to do the work of healing (internal & externally) and desires to be a change-maker in the realm of mental health, sports + athletes, and holistic whole being.
March 16, 2022
EP21: Navigating Manhood And Thriving As A Family Man With Shaun Street
Welcome to another episode on the Kings of Hearts podcast! Today, we have Shaun Street gracing us with his presence for this episode. Shaun is a valuable member of our team and a board member behind the scenes. In this episode, we talk about what modern masculinity looks like for today's men. Shaun shares with us how he consciously juggles being a husband, new father, firefighter, brother, uncle, construction worker, and still makes time to support our organization! This guy does it all with grace, class, and poise. Shaun shares with us beautifully how his wife (and partner in crime) supports him immensely with his mental health. We touch on the importance of self-awareness is in life and when dealing with your mental health. Enjoy this episode.
March 02, 2022
EP20: Leadership and Resiliency with Andy Evans
Welcome to another episode on the Kings of Hearts podcast! Today we have an insightful dialogue with Andy Evans! Andy is a leadership coach, mentor, and speaker. We got to know him through a men's group where we were fascinated with his delivery of questions, insightful comments, and silly banter. Thus, we had to have him on the podcast: it has been a long time coming. He brings so much wisdom, evaluated experience, and a different perspective to look at things. Evans is not afraid to ask truthful and illuminating questions that gently encourage you to look at things differently. Andy has a powerful story about resiliency, cultivating a tenacious spirit around growth, and being willing to lead yourself. Enjoy this episode.
February 16, 2022
EP19: Wolf Pack Leadership and Vulnerability with Mariano Tettamanti
Welcome to another episode on the Kings of Hearts podcast! Today, we are joined by Mariano Tettamanti. We've gotten to know Mariano through the men's work community. He is a men's coach and a group facilitator in many areas. In this episode, Mariano goes deep and shares how he has and continues to navigate handling ADHD. He shares his highs and lows, getting vulnerable about his wins and losses. We talk about men's mental health, personal experiences, and how he shows up for other men. We talk about leadership and the differences between leading from the back and front. Finally, Mariano gets candid about raising a daughter and the hard vulnerable conversations they continually have. Enjoy this episode.
February 02, 2022
EP18: The Power Of The Divine Masculine With Hafeez Sumani
Welcome to another episode on the Kings of Hearts podcast! Today we welcome back our brother from another mother, Hafeez Sumani. There was so much juice from the last episode; we had to have him back. In this conversation, we dive into the concept of the divine masculine, what that means, and how it relates to us as men. Enjoy!
January 19, 2022
EP17: Why Men Must Practice Meditation For Mental Health with Aaron Tam
In this episode, we have Aaron Tam (most commonly known as just Tam) joining us where we share at length about anxiety and the relationship to self-worth; being man enough. He is one of the first Kings of Hearts volunteers, and a great friend. Tam shares with us how meditation can be a powerful tool to navigate through anxiety having had extensive experience with these practices. He goes in-depth to why these practices are so important for men in their mental health journeys, and also why/how men can cultivate these tools within themselves. We were fortunate to do this episode in person, hopefully, you can sense the excitement and energy throughout.
October 13, 2021
E16: Expanding On The Realm Of Mental Health Prevention, Intervention, And Not-For-Profit Missions With Lissette
In this episode, we’re joined by Lissette. We connected on Instagram and a beautiful connection has blossomed organically into having her on the podcast. Lissette is the co-founder and owner of the Sage and Hood; she’s also a registered social worker with a clinical specialization here in Calgary! Under Sage & Hood, she offers non-profit consulting, and she has a background in psychoeducation and therapy. One of the biggest takeaways from this episode was the difference between prevention and intervention in the realm of mental health. We also talk about her mission in this world; Lissette shares with us the origins of her business, the importance of BIPOC, and stepping into our own authenticity as people. “Do you.” as Lissette would say.
September 22, 2021
EP15: How The Kings Of Hearts Co-founders Started It All And The Men We Became Along The Way with Sohan Fonseka
SUPER stoked to be releasing this episode that we recorded with Kings of Heart's very own Dr. Sohan Fonseka! Sohan is one of the co-founders and original members of our organization. Honestly, it really did start with him getting a group of us together - it was his idea! In this episode, we go back in time and talk about our grassroots, why we started, how it all came to be, and what's next for KOH. We also get deep into how we ourselves have changed, evolved, and transformed as men since starting Kings of Hearts. Sohan has been such a pivotal FORCE in what Kings of Hearts is today, so we are so excited for you to tune in. Blessings familia!
August 11, 2021
EP14: The Power Behind Choosing Not To Be The Victim with Rebecca Reinhart
Rebecca is the podcast host of The Unintentional P*rn Star and one hell of an individual. She made the most of an inconvenient situation and created a movement out of it. We discuss the power of choosing NOT to be a victim in our lives, empowering others and ourselves to speak our truths, and leaning into uncomfortable (but necessary) conversations about sexuality. Join in on this powerful conversation with Rebecca!
July 21, 2021
EP12: Healing and Transforming through Relationships, Heartbreak, and Separation with Darnell Franco
This is an amazing episode we had the honour of recording with our dear friend Darnell Franco. An intention that we all walked into this with was to unpack Darnell's personal journey through heartbreak, the ending of his marriage, and manifesting new love, but most important cultivating love for oneself first. We discuss the difference between longevity vs. depth in relationship, emotion vs. logic, and Darnell shares 3 tools that supported him during his healing. Tune in for this hour-long deep conversation!
June 09, 2021
EP11: Bouncing Back From Addiction and Prioritizing Mental Health with Chris Hardin
We met Chris over the popular new platform Clubhouse and have had the pleasure (and still do) to co-create talks about Men's Mental Health on there. In this episode, we dive into Chris's past addiction, recovery, self-love, how it all relates to mental health, and what men who experience similar struggles navigate this. Chris is an advocate for Mental Health and is a part of the 'Mental Health and You' team. This man is full of great energy, speaks from his heart, and has an incredible story that has played a huge part in the mission that he currently lives out today. We are honoured to share this space with him!
May 19, 2021
EP10: The Impacts of Pornography on Men's Mental Health
This episode has been a long time coming. Yenukwa and Andy sit down 1-on-1 to discuss pornography and how it impacts men's mental health. These guys dive into their own personal stories and experiences with it, as well as their thoughts on why so many men are addicted to it. Learn how and why both these men are now sober from porn for 6+ years and counting. As men, our "chi" or "life force" is a powerful energy that we have unconsciously suppressed. It is the energy that we actually crave deep down inside and is the power that's needed to live with a clear purpose and create what we want. When we address our porn addiction, we free up more of this life force.
May 05, 2021
EP09: Navigating Highs and Lows Mentally, Emotionally, and Spiritually during Covid and in Life with Hawa Kombian
Welcome back to the Kings of Hearts podcast! In this episode, we explore an amazing conversation with an amazing queen and woman, Hawa Kombian. So what can you expect? We get into Hawa’s backstory, mental health in other parts of the world (Ghana specifically), navigating lows during Covid, as well as self-care around mental, emotional, AND spiritual health.
March 18, 2021
EP08: A Journey into Masculinity and Mental Health with Jared Salekin
Finally, the tables have turned and it’s now Jared Salekin’s turn to be interviewed by us on the Kings of Hearts Podcast! In this episode, we navigate a deep conversation with Jared on his journey as a man in the world of self-development. We talk about topics such as judging ourselves (the ‘I should’ and ‘I shouldn’t’ statements). We touch on personal responsibility and also a few layers deeper into a dialogue about body dysmorphia as a man. Tune in and join us on this 1-hour long journey.
February 05, 2021
EP07: A Deep Dive on Men's Work and Masculinity with Brandon Archer
Easily one of our favourite episodes! Not only is Brandon a stellar human, but he's also an amazing leader for men and has an incredible life story (which we get into) that has led him up to a place in his life where he is giving back. Brandon and Andy first connected in their first-ever men's group facilitated by Ben Goresky (The Evolving Man Podcast), and now the two are leading retreats and men's groups together. Get situated and prepare yourself for this hype episode.
January 20, 2021
EP06: Starting at Curiousity with Emma Krebs
In this episode with Emma, the host of The Curious One Podcast, we get curious about so many deep topics such as feminity, reimagining narratives about relationships, compassion, vulnerability, and much more. Emma is a great friend of ours, and if there was one word to summarize our experience with having a conversation with her it would be... FUN. Thanks for taking the time to listen in, hope you had as much fun as we did. Much love. - Kings of Hearts
December 30, 2020
EP04: Q+A Session on Masculinity in Sports and Athletics (Part 1)
What's up, everyone? Welcome to the Kings of Hearts Podcast. We are excited to dive back into a deep deep DEEP conversation with you. In this episode, we address questions that were submitted by our guests at the KOH online event back in September. The questions were all within the realm of Sports and Masculinity. Here are the questions that we addressed What traits come to mind when you think of hyper-masculinity? Are hyper-masculinity and toxic masculinity synonymous? What about genuine self-confidence? What role do coaches have around masculinity in sport and how can coaches foster a positive environment around masculinity? What does healthy masculinity look like in sport? How does healthy competition look like? What does healthy locker room talk look like?
October 21, 2020
EP03: Navigating Addiction and Reimagining Recovery with Alan Frank
Tune in to this Kings of Hearts episode where we sit down with Alan Frank to deep dive into the topic of addiction and the journey through recovery and how that all ties into Alan's personal story. We also touch on topics of body dysmorphia, masculinity in the gay community, sex, and how that relates to masculine culture. Alan Frank is a soon-to-be Recovery Coach and has previously worked at the Canadian Mental Health Association as a facilitator. We had the pleasure of helping Alan co-create a program for men called 'Men Let's Talk'.
September 30, 2020
EP02: Energy Work and Masculinity with the Alchemist Hafeez Sumani
In this episode, we feature our first official guest on the podcast, Hafeez Sumani where we dive deep with him about his personal story around masculine narratives growing up - specifically the athlete mask, the work he is passionately involved in around energy healing, and more.
September 17, 2020
EP01: A Heart to Heart Conversation with the Kings of Hearts
Brace yourself for some real talk here to kick off the Kings of Hearts' very first podcast episode. Co-founders and hosts, Andy Nguyen and Yenukwa Kombian dive deep into modern day masculinity, the foundational pillars on which Kings of Hearts is built on, what it means to embody more 'King', the conscious masculinity movement, and much more.
September 02, 2020