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Remaking Manhood: The Healthy Masculinity Podcast

Remaking Manhood: The Healthy Masculinity Podcast

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For generations, our culture has taught us a narrow limiting set of rules for how to be a man. The end result? Epidemic levels of isolation and violence for boys and men and for the multitude of others who’s lives we impact.
But we can make a difference choice. We can choose a masculinity of connection and in return have healthier relationships and more meaningful, lasting lives. Every episode you’ll hear honest conversations designed to show you what breaking out of the man box can look like and feel like. Welcome to Remaking Manhood, the healthy masculinity podcast. We’re glad you’re here.
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Finn Cox: What a Trans Man Sees When He Steps Out as a Man
Finn Cox is a transgender man, personal trainer, and content creator committed to activism through outreach. He began his YouTube channel, Finntastic Mr. Fox, in 2020 with the goal of providing resources for trans and cis people alike, which has since evolved into a means of connecting and educating through introspection.  He holds firm to the belief that building bridges is a better use of time and energy than building walls, and has recently focused this effort on the topic of masculinity. Having lived experience being perceived as both a woman and a man, Finn hopes to bring insight to the gendered cultural conditioning that impacts all of us. It has been a humbling, and fascinating journey, one that he hopes can help others grow as he continues to do so himself. *** As a writer, speaker and consultant, Mark Greene has spent over a decade deconstructing our binary-riddled dialogues around manhood and masculinity. He consults to organizations world wide on diversity, inclusion and masculinity. Mark is the author of The Little #MeToo Book for Men, Remaking Manhood and is co-author with Dr. Saliha Bava of The Relational Book for Parenting. You can learn more about Mark's work at RemakingManhood.com Charles Matheus is an educator and public speaker who has mentored hundreds of men in communication, leadership, & emotional growth. You can learn more about his work at CharlesMatheus.com and/or by requesting to join the Facebook Group, Redefining Strength. Contact: mark@remakingmanhood.com charles@charlesmatheus.com Theme music composed by Gus Greene. Click here for links to his music on most streaming services.  
51:18
May 22, 2022
Reclaiming What Was Stolen By the Man Box
Mark and Charles share what men get back when we break out of Man Box culture. It's a deep dive exploration of the anxiety and disconnection created by Man Box culture, and what changes when we do our men's work, come in out of the cold, and reconnect with our communities. We share our own stories of what happened in our lives when the Man Box lost its hold on us.  As a writer, speaker and consultant, Mark Greene has spent over a decade deconstructing our binary-riddled dialogues around manhood and masculinity. He consults to organizations world wide on diversity, inclusion and masculinity. Mark is the author of The Little #MeToo Book for Men, Remaking Manhood and is co-author with Dr. Saliha Bava of The Relational Book for Parenting. Link to all of Mark's books, resources and social media at linktr.ee/RemakingManhood. Charles Matheus is an educator and public speaker who has mentored hundreds of men in communication, leadership, & emotional growth. You can learn more about his work at CharlesMatheus.com and/or by requesting to join the Facebook Group, Redefining Strength. Contact: mark@remakingmanhood.com charles@charlesmatheus.com Theme music composed by Gus Greene. Click here for links to his music on most streaming services.  
53:27
February 09, 2022
Jason Rogers on His Evolution Towards Self-Reflection in the Hyper-Masculine World of Top-Tier Competitive Sports
Jason Rogers joins us for a wide ranging discussion of the deeply human challenges in hyper-masculine sports culture, both during and after Olympic level competition. Jason is an Olympic Medalist and freelance writer for publications like Men's Health. His writing and speaking focuses on the evolving state of masculinity. You can follow Jason's work by signing up for the Mandate Letter, a newsletter about masculinity and mental health. *** As a writer, speaker and consultant, Mark Greene has spent over a decade deconstructing our binary-riddled dialogues around manhood and masculinity. He consults to organizations world wide on diversity, inclusion and masculinity. Mark is the author of The Little #MeToo Book for Men, Remaking Manhood and is co-author with Dr. Saliha Bava of The Relational Book for Parenting. You can learn more about Mark's work at RemakingManhood.com Charles Matheus is an educator and public speaker who has mentored hundreds of men in communication, leadership, & emotional growth. You can learn more about his work at CharlesMatheus.com and/or by requesting to join the Facebook Group, Redefining Strength. Contact: mark@remakingmanhood.com charles@charlesmatheus.com Theme music composed by Gus Greene. Click here for links to his music on most streaming services.  
01:08:22
December 23, 2021
Making Your Workplace Better - Identifying and Ending Workplace Bullying with Linda Crockett and Animah Kosai
We are releasing this special episode in partnership with Speak Up at Work and in recognition of Workplace Bullying Awareness week. How does a dive into WPB fit in with a podcast on Healthy Masculinity? Well, one in three people are bullied at work and, as we’ll hear, male targets of bullying often experience the most significant impacts… up to and including suicide and premature death. The prevalence of domination culture in most workplaces, in combination with the isolating expectations of “Man Box” masculinity makes WPB a potent toxin for men, whether we are perpetrators, enablers, bystanders or targets. To help us untangle all these roles, dig into the root causes of WPB, and to propose some system solutions and individual actions, Mark and I are joined by Linda Crocket and Animah Kosai, two people who’ve dedicated their lives to empowering others to prevent and recover from harassment and bullying at work. Linda Crockett is a clinical social worker and activist who is the founder of the Canadian Institute of Workplace Bullying and Harassment Resource Centre Inc., (2010), the first and only full-service resource centre in Canada specific to psychological harassment.  Linda provides workplace management services to employers and employees, from all professions and industries. Linda started the Workplace Bullying Awareness Week 10 yrs ago, and began inviting countries around the world to join in. She believes this is a worldwide issue and we need a worldwide solution. This year, every day between October 17-23rd, depending on where you are, you will  have access to podcasts, TV interviews, Radio Interviews, Blogs, Articles, online discussions, posters, t-shirts and so much more. This movement IS making a difference and as a result, positive changes are happening. For more information on this week, see the links in our shownotes. Animah Kosai is a British barrister who speaks, writes and advises on Speaking Up in Organisations, specifically to break the silence on wrongdoing. She founded Speak Up At Work to diagnose the Speak Up Culture in companies and assess their response to reports on wrongdoing, harassment, unsafe and unethical practices. This helps companies address emerging risks early enough before they get too big and become public. In this episode, you’ll hear me confront my own complicity in the face of a workplace bully and how that complicity affected me. Listen to the full episode to learn how we can stop taking workplace culture for granted and find ways to make the workplace better for all of us. SHOW NOTES: Linda Crockett's Contact and Social Media Twitter https://twitter.com/BullyingAlberta LinkedIn   www.linkedin.com/in/ciwbh Facebook https://www.facebook.com/workerssafety Website: instituteofworkplacebullyingresources.ca Animah Kosai's Contact Information and Social Media Twitter https://twitter.com/SpeakUpAtWork LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/animah-kosai/ Website  https://speakupatwork.com/ Join the Speak Up Collective: https://the-speak-up-collective.mn.co
01:05:02
October 20, 2021
Fathering Together's Brian Anderson: Co-creating Fatherhood With Our Children
This heartfelt and often funny conversation, Mark, Charles and Brian share stories about the new co-created ways of fathering that healthy masculinity gives rise to. This emergent fatherhood of playful collaboration is leading to more agentic, empowered children and happier more relaxed parents. Brian Anderson is a husband and father to two spirited daughters that keep him inspired and exhausted every day. He started Fathering Together to provide a community for connection and education for fathers everywhere. Prior to Fathering Together, Brian Anderson has been a social worker, university chaplain, and interfaith leadership consultant, but he always knew he wanted to be a dad. You can find Brian on most social media.  @FatheringTogether • Twitter • Instagram The Fathering Together website. The Fathering Together Podcast *** As a writer, speaker and consultant, Mark Greene has spent over a decade deconstructing our binary-riddled dialogues around manhood and masculinity. He consults to organizations world wide on diversity, inclusion and masculinity. Mark is the author of The Little #MeToo Book for Men, Remaking Manhood and is co-author with Dr. Saliha Bava of The Relational Book for Parenting. You can learn more about Mark's work at RemakingManhood.com Charles Matheus is an educator and public speaker who has mentored hundreds of men in communication, leadership, & emotional growth. You can learn more about his work at CharlesMatheus.com and/or by requesting to join the Facebook Group, Redefining Strength. Contact: mark@remakingmanhood.com charles@charlesmatheus.com Theme music composed by Gus Greene. Click here for links to his music on most streaming services.  
01:11:33
October 12, 2021
Calling Men In - Interrupting Harassment and Rape Culture
In this episode, Mark and I explore the roots of domination culture and how men’s response to that culture can lead to acts of violence and rape. Just a heads up… although the targets of male violence deserve attention, humanization, and support, in this conversation we do center the discussion on men - the men who allow or perpetuate violence against women, even if we think we don’t. We unpack men’s common reactions to stories of rape and harassment, our overt or covert role in rape culture, our resistance to taking action and how men can help each other to overcome that resistance. In digging into the roots of the violence and the resistance to change, Mark and I do express empathy and solidarity with men trapped in domination culture AND we don’t let ourselves of other men off the hook. This is a fine line to walk but that's the line that needs to be navigated… men holding ourselves accountable and responsible while calling each other IN to allyship and activism with those who are victims of male violence. Listen to the full episode to learn how men can push back against the code of silence that turns us into complicit bystanders and how we can become better allies, while actually creating a better, more connected life for ourselves.
59:17
September 10, 2021
Coach Erik Becker on Coaching a Football of Love and Connection
High School Head Football Coach Erik Becker is teaching his players not only how to win games, but how to lean into love, service, compassion and justice as values central to becoming men. Listen now to hear about Coach Becker's program for growing boys' character and integrity both on and off the football field.  *** As a writer, speaker and consultant, Mark Greene has spent over a decade deconstructing our binary-riddled dialogues around manhood and masculinity. He consults to organizations world wide on diversity, inclusion and masculinity. Mark is the author of The Little #MeToo Book for Men, Remaking Manhood and is co-author with Dr. Saliha Bava of The Relational Book for Parenting. You can learn more about Mark's work at RemakingManhood.com Charles Matheus is an educator and public speaker who has mentored hundreds of men in communication, leadership, & emotional growth. You can learn more about his work at CharlesMatheus.com and/or by requesting to join the Facebook Group, Redefining Strength. Contact: mark@remakingmanhood.com charles@charlesmatheus.com Theme music composed by Gus Greene. Click here for links to his music on most streaming services.  
44:58
August 25, 2021
Mark Winkler: Challenging Radicalized Masculinity
How do we, as men, help other men put down the unhealthy attitudes and behaviors that are limiting them and hurting others? How do we call men in to the challenging work of crafting individual masculinities that include connection, inclusion, empathy and care? In this episode, Mark and I get to have another rich, insight and laughter filled conversation with a powerful, engaged men's work practitioner. Our guest is Mark Winkler, who, after finishing up a successful career as a musical talent agent, developed an intensive Life Skills program to empower At-Risk young men to adopt safe and productive behavior.  More recently, Mark has focused on supporting fathers and families with wrap around mental health services and peer to peer men's groups. Mark has become a specialist in gently, patiently engaging men in men's work. Part of his approach is to avoid triggering language like “toxic masculinity” which he says can send men packing. Instead, Mark describes his focus on identifying progress rather than calling for perfection. Listen to the full episode to learn how we can call men in to the process of adopting de-radicalized manhood. Listen all the way to the end to learn how mens work is like scuba diving. Key Takeaways: When  calling men in to healthy or de-radicalized manhood, look for progress rather than perfection Progress in behavior is more important than progress in “articulated” change (i.e. actions speak louder than words). Information, Background, and Projects: Mark’s Blog Manhood Camp for boys Article describing radicalized masculinity Gillette Ad - We Believe: The Best Men Can Be Influencers and Writers The Will to Change - bell hooks Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys - Michael Thompson Ph.D. &, Dan Ph.D. Kindlon
57:50
August 11, 2021
Judy Chu: Why Are Boys Hiding Who They Are?
Our very young sons are hiding their powerful capacities for connection. Relying on years of research, Judy Chu explains exactly why this is happening and what the cost is to boys and men. This is a crucial listen for parents, but also for any who want to better understand the powerful internal emotional lives of very young boys and the ways in which we train them out of connecting. Judy Chu is the author of When Boys Become Boys. Her work clearly defines the ways in which our dominant culture of masculinity is putting boys are risk for lives that are dramatically more isolated and challenging. Chu is the advocate many of us wished we had had in our corner when we were young. When she gets fired up in defense of boys, and calls out what our culture of masculinity continues to do to them, it is both uplifting and deeply inspiring.
58:10
July 27, 2021
Graham Goulden: Breaking The Silence That Binds And Blinds Us
In this episode, Mark and I get to have a warm connecting talk with Graham Goulden a leadership and violence prevention trainer from the United Kingdom. Graham spent thirty years as a Scottish police officer and Chief Investigator specializing in criminal investigation, training, and crime prevention. During that part of his career, Graham noticed an important reality: almost all of the criminals he pursued and the victims he tried to protect were men or boys. He started wondering why we don’t talk about violence as a problem that predominantly affects males. AND one that can be solved by - mostly - men. And now Graham leads his own training business - Cultivating Minds UK - where he focuses on creating space for honest, compassionate conversation that works to promote community, mental health, and teamwork. Part of Graham’s special sauce is his ability to “walk and chew gum” at the same time… He’s a strong cop who is open about his own vulnerabilities, he can both have empathy and hold people accountable, and he can support males who have been victims at the same time he works to prevent them and others from further perpetuating violence. Listen to the full episode to learn how men can push back against the code of silence that turns us into complacent, complicit bystanders and how we can become champions in our own lives and the lives of others. SHOW NOTES:  Graham’s Information and Projects: Graham’s Website Graham’s Social Media Twitter LinkedIn Resources for Men Recommended by Graham: Jackson Katz Philip Zimbardo Havard Business Review How Masculinity Contests Undermine Culture Michael Kaufman The Seven P’s of Men’s Violence  Rita Pierson Every Child Needs a Champion TED talk The Power of Influence Robert B. Cialdini Connect with the hosts Email us at Charles@charlesmatheus.com or mrkgreene@gmail.com www.remakingmanhood.com www.charlesmatheus.com Music Credits: Gus Greene
59:52
July 14, 2021
CEO LIsa Hickey: The Joy of Culture Hacking for Healthy Masculinity
The exuberant and savvy Lisa Hickey, CEO of the Good Men Project, talks about tactics, media platforms, culture hacking and the joy of building a media company which pioneered the conversation "no one else is having." Mark Greene, longtime GMP Senior Editor, Charles Matheus, and Lisa compare notes on the Good Men Project's decade long history in the trenches of the masculine culture wars. *** The Remaking Manhood Podcast is devoted to bringing you powerful conversations with the men and women leading the  healthy masculinity movement. For generations, our culture has taught us  a narrow and limiting set of rules for how to be a man. The end result?  Epidemic levels of isolation and violence for boys and men and for the  multitude of others who’s lives we impact. But we can make a difference choice. We can choose a masculinity of  connection and in return have healthier relationships, and more  meaningful, lasting lives. As a writer, speaker and consultant, Mark Greene has spent over a  decade deconstructing our binary-riddled dialogues around manhood and masculinity. He consults to organizations world wide on diversity,  inclusion and masculinity. Mark is the author of The Little #MeToo Book for Men, Remaking Manhood and is co-author with Dr. Saliha Bava of The Relational Book for Parenting. You can learn more about Mark's work at RemakingManhood.com Charles Matheus is an educator and public speaker who has mentored  hundreds of men in communication, leadership, & emotional growth.  You can learn more about his work at CharlesMatheus.com Contact: mark@remakingmanhood.com charles@charlesmatheus.com Theme music composed by Gus Greene. Click here for links to his music on most streaming services.  
45:56
June 30, 2021
Professor Kevin Shafer: New Research on the Power of Engaged Fatherhood
What will the long term impact of the growing movement by men to be more engaged fathers to our children? Dr. Kevin Shafer, an associate professor of Sociology at Brigham Young University, is conducting ongoing research which reveals the surprising impact of engaged fathers and how that engagement later shows up in the adult lives of their sons. Hint: It's really good news for gender equity. Join us for a remarkable conversation with Dr. Kevin Shafer about the transformational power of fatherhood.  *** The Remaking Manhood Podcast is devoted to bringing you powerful conversations with the men and women leading the  healthy masculinity movement. For generations, our culture has taught us  a narrow and limiting set of rules for how to be a man. The end result?  Epidemic levels of isolation and violence for boys and men and for the  multitude of others who’s lives we impact. But we can make a difference choice. We can choose a masculinity of  connection and in return have healthier relationships, and more  meaningful, lasting lives. As a writer, speaker and consultant, Mark Greene has spent over a  decade deconstructing our binary-riddled dialogues around manhood and masculinity. He consults to organizations world wide on diversity,  inclusion and masculinity. Mark is the author of The Little #MeToo Book for Men, Remaking Manhood and is co-author with Dr. Saliha Bava of The Relational Book for Parenting. You can learn more about Mark's work at RemakingManhood.com Charles Matheus is an educator and public speaker who has mentored  hundreds of men in communication, leadership, & emotional growth.  You can learn more about his work at CharlesMatheus.com Contact: mark@remakingmanhood.com charles@charlesmatheus.com Theme music composed by Gus Greene. Click here for links to his music on most streaming services.  
59:58
June 17, 2021
Byron Hughes: Creating a Culture of Connection for Men at Virginia Tech University
How do we encourage healthy masculinity in an organization the size of Virginia Tech, which serves 34,000 students? Byron Hughes, Dean of Students at Virginia Tech, and his team are addressing this fundamental question. The answer? You do it one conversation at a time. Hughes and his team are creating an organizational culture of connection that is interwoven into the mission and goals of the university. Virginia Tech's model is a blueprint for humanizing workplaces everywhere.  *** Join  us for powerful conversations with the men and women leading the  healthy masculinity movement. For generations, our culture has taught us  a narrow and limiting set of rules for how to be a man. The end result?  Epidemic levels of isolation and violence for boys and men and for the  multitude of others who’s lives we impact. But we can make a difference choice. We can choose a masculinity of  connection and in return have healthier relationships, and more  meaningful, lasting lives. As a writer, speaker and consultant, Mark Greene has spent over a  decade deconstructing our binary-riddled dialogues around manhood and  masculinity. He consults to organizations world wide on diversity,  inclusion and masculinity. Mark is the author of The Little #MeToo Book for Men, Remaking Manhood and is co-author with Dr. Saliha Bava of The Relational Book for Parenting. You can learn more about Mark's work at RemakingManhood.com Charles Matheus is an educator and public speaker who has mentored  hundreds of men in communication, leadership, & emotional growth.  You can learn more about his work at CharlesMatheus.com Contact: mark@remakingmanhood.com charles@charlesmatheus.com Theme music composed by Gus Greene. Click here for links to his music on most streaming services.  
59:34
June 02, 2021
Paul Kivel on Why Ending Violence Against Women Demands Men Do Our "Work"
Over forty years ago, in partnerships with the Oakland Men's Project, author and activist Paul Kivel conceptualized "the act like a man box" putting into motion a central frame for the healthy masculinity movement. In this interview, Kivel talks about his history in men's work and his regrets about what remains to be done. Namely, collective action and a broader response to all forms of oppression. Paul Kivel is a powerful moral voice and a founding father of the healthy masculinity movement. Reach out to Paul and find his books at PaulKivel.com.  *** Join us for powerful conversations with the men and women leading the healthy masculinity movement. For generations, our culture has taught us a narrow and limiting set of rules for how to be a man. The end result? Epidemic levels of isolation and violence for boys and men and for the multitude of others who’s lives we impact. But we can make a difference choice. We can choose a masculinity of connection and in return have healthier relationships, and more meaningful, lasting lives. As a writer, speaker and consultant, Mark Greene has spent over a decade deconstructing our binary-riddled dialogues around manhood and masculinity. He consults to organizations world wide on diversity, inclusion and masculinity. Mark is the author of The Little #MeToo Book for Men, Remaking Manhood and is co-author with Dr. Saliha Bava of The Relational Book for Parenting. You can learn more about Mark's work at RemakingManhood.com Charles Matheus is an educator and public speaker who has mentored hundreds of men in communication, leadership, & emotional growth. You can learn more about his work at CharlesMatheus.com Contact: mark@remakingmanhood.com charles@charlesmatheus.com Theme music composed by Gus Greene. Click here for links to his music on most streaming services.   e4MRrS01kNoeeONpGtFy
46:18
May 19, 2021
Mark Deconstructs Man Box Culture
In our latest podcast, Charles is kind enough to host Mark for a deep dive titled "Deconstructing Man Box Culture." How does man box culture drive male and white supremacy? Here's how. Our deeply isolating dominance-based culture of masculinity suppresses boys ability to form and care for healthy relationships, while also insuring that women and girls, BIPOC, LGBTQI+ people, and immigrants bear the brunt of the harm created. Join us for a detailed look at why men must break out of man box culture.  Links to the podcast on most streaming services is available here: https://anchor.fm/remaking-manhood/episodes/Mark-Deconstructs-Man-Box-Culture-e1063in #culture #masculinity #mentalhealth Mark lays out how our deeply isolating dominance-based culture of masculinity restricts boys ability to form and care for healthy relationships while also insuring that women and girls, BIPOC, LGBTQI+ people, and immigrants bear the brunt of the harm created. Join us for a detailed look at how men can break out of man box culture and why we we must make the decision to do so. *** Join us for powerful conversations with the men and women leading the healthy masculinity movement. For generations, our culture has taught us a narrow and limiting set of rules for how to be a man. The end result? Epidemic levels of isolation and violence for boys and men and for the multitude of others who’s lives we impact. But we can make a difference choice. We can choose a masculinity of connection and in return have healthier relationships, and more meaningful, lasting lives. As a writer, speaker and consultant, Mark Greene has spent over a decade deconstructing our binary-riddled dialogues around manhood and masculinity. He consults to organizations world wide on diversity, inclusion and masculinity. Mark is the author of The Little #MeToo Book for Men, Remaking Manhood and is co-author with Dr. Saliha Bava of The Relational Book for Parenting. You can learn more about Mark's work at RemakingManhood.com Charles Matheus is an educator and public speaker who has mentored hundreds of men in communication, leadership, & emotional growth. You can learn more about his work at CharlesMatheus.com and/or by requesting to join the Facebook Group, Redefining Strength. Contact: mark@remakingmanhood.com charles@charlesmatheus.com Theme music composed by Gus Greene. Click here for links to his music on most streaming services.  
48:53
May 03, 2021
Ray Arata on Men Standing in Their Power
Ray Arata, founder of The Better Man Conference and long time co-leader of Mankind Project New Warrior Trainings, explores the meaning of men's power and how men can use it, or misuse it. Join us for a discussion of what happens when men fail to understand how to stand in their power in healthy ways. *** Join us for powerful conversations with the men and women leading the healthy masculinity movement. For generations, our culture has taught us a narrow and limiting set of rules for how to be a man. The end result? Epidemic levels of isolation and violence for boys and men and for the multitude of others who’s lives we impact.  But we can make a difference choice. We can choose a masculinity of connection and in return have healthier relationships, and more meaningful, lasting lives. As a writer, speaker and consultant, Mark Greene has spent over a decade deconstructing our binary-riddled dialogues around manhood and masculinity. He consults to organizations world wide on diversity, inclusion and masculinity. Mark is the author of The Little #MeToo Book for Men, Remaking Manhood and is co-author with Dr. Saliha Bava of The Relational Book for Parenting. You can learn more about Mark's work at RemakingManhood.com Charles Matheus is an educator and public speaker who has mentored hundreds of men in communication, leadership, & emotional growth. You can learn more about his work at CharlesMatheus.com and/or by requesting to join the Facebook Group, Redefining Strength.  Contact: mark@remakingmanhood.com charles@charlesmatheus.com Theme music composed by Gus Greene. Click here for links to his music on most streaming services.
45:17
April 14, 2021
Jan Darwin Hutchins on Being In the Flow
We have a virtual sit-down with Jan Darwin Hutchins. The conversation is wide ranging, warm, and open. Just a group of guys, sitting in front of a hearth, sharing ideas and support. Charles first met Jan when he was co-facilitating a Mankind Project men’s initiation weekend. Jan’s been involved with MKP for decades and has helped scores of men down a path toward a more authentic and balanced masculinity. Jan started out his career as sports broadcaster and TV producer and even helped run an Emmy winning children’s show. But like many men who seemed to have it all figured out, Jan still felt a gap, a sense of something incomplete. In this podcast, Jan talks about his experience at his transformative rite of passage where he started to fill in that gap. Jan, Mark, and Charles also talk about race, how to bridge divides, and the value of male friendships for anchoring, informing, and directing our lives. Pull a chair up to the fire. You are invited into this conversation. Key Takeaways: We can hold two opposing ideas at the same time and let that help us bridge gaps within ourselves and between people. We can find some peace and authenticity by accepting what is. Information on Jan: Jan Hutchins on Wikipedia More Resources for Men: Mankind Project Influencers and Writers Bessel van der Kolk - Trauma researcher *** Join us for powerful conversations with the men and women leading the healthy masculinity movement. For generations, our culture has taught us a narrow and limiting set of rules for how to be a man. The end result? Epidemic levels of isolation and violence for boys and men and for the multitude of others who’s lives we impact. But we can make a difference choice.  As a writer, speaker and consultant, Mark Greene has spent over a decade deconstructing our binary-riddled dialogues around manhood and masculinity. He consults to organizations world wide on diversity, inclusion and masculinity. Mark is the author of The Little #MeToo Book for Men, Remaking Manhood and is co-author with Dr. Saliha Bava of The Relational Book for Parenting. You can learn more about Mark's work at RemakingManhood.com Charles is an educator and public speaker who has mentored hundreds of men in communication, leadership, & emotional growth. You can learn more about his work at CharlesMatheus.com and/or by requesting to join the Facebook Group, Redefining Strength. Contact: mark@remakingmanhood.com charles@charlesmatheus.com Theme music composed by Gus Greene. Click here for links to his music on most streaming services.  
01:00:25
April 14, 2021
Jose Alejandro on Being, Authenticity, Wholeness & Wellness
Getting real in a conversation about masculinity and race with Jose Alejandro. Jose’s masculinity story is both typical and unique. At a very young age he "had it all," a six figure salary, good looks, a healthy body, and a gorgeous girlfriend.  But something was missing...and something was preventing him from really succeeding at work and in his relationship. Fortunately Jose took the time to investigate and reclaim his missing parts, his full authentic masculinity. And now Jose is running his own business promoting men’s comprehensive health. He offers coaching and workshops to other men as they work to find their true selves. As a man of color, Jose finds himself in an important role astride the divide between the mostly white men’s movement and the more diverse organizations confronting racism and inequality. Listen to the full episode to learn how men confront their internal demons and how they can grapple with what appears to divide us. The end result of both kinds of struggles is - spoiler alert - connection, health, and richer life. Key Takeaways: There are multiple ways men can enter men’s work. Talking about race and the different experiences men of color have is key to advancing men’s work. Quote: “Men spend 164 billion dollars on self care per year… but yet suicides rates are 79% men. So there’s this disparity… men are investing in themselves but there’s this dissonance in investing in their well being, their inner selves.” Jose’s Information and Projects: Jose’s Coaching and Branding Program Modern Renaissance Man Jose’s Instagram More Resources for Men: Rising Man Evryman Sacred Sons Mankind Project *** As a writer, speaker and consultant, Mark Greene has spent over a decade deconstructing our binary-riddled dialogues around manhood and masculinity. He consults to organizations world wide on diversity, inclusion and masculinity. Mark is the author of The Little #MeToo Book for Men, Remaking Manhood and is co-author with Dr. Saliha Bava of The Relational Book for Parenting. You can learn more about Mark's work at RemakingManhood.com Charles is an educator and public speaker who has mentored hundreds of men in communication, leadership, & emotional growth. You can learn more about his work at CharlesMatheus.com and/or by requesting to join the Facebook Group, Redefining Strength.  Contact: mark@remakingmanhood.com charles@charlesmatheus.com Theme music composed by Gus Greene. Click here for links to his music on most streaming services.  
59:29
April 14, 2021
Ashanti Branch on Men's Challenges With Asking for Help
Ashanti Branch has spent years helping young men learn to express their emotions via his Million Mask Movement and as founder of The Ever Forward Club. Ashanti is featured prominently in The Mask You Live In, a world famous documentary on boys and masculinity. Ashanti joins us for a rich, wide ranging conversation about his own journey as a young man and his ongoing personal work. Join us for a powerful conversation with Ashanti Branch about trauma, personal history, and purpose. *** Join us for powerful conversations with the men and women leading the healthy masculinity movement. For generations, our culture has taught us a narrow and limiting set of rules for how to be a man. The end result? Epidemic levels of isolation and violence for boys and men and for the multitude of others who’s lives we impact. But we can make a difference choice. We can choose a masculinity of connection and in return have healthier relationships, and more meaningful, lasting lives.  As a writer, speaker and consultant, Mark Greene has spent over a decade deconstructing our binary-riddled dialogues around manhood and masculinity. He consults to organizations world wide on diversity, inclusion and masculinity. Mark is the author of The Little #MeToo Book for Men, Remaking Manhood and is co-author with Dr. Saliha Bava of The Relational Book for Parenting. You can learn more about Mark's work at RemakingManhood.com Charles Matheus is an educator and public speaker who has mentored hundreds of men in communication, leadership, & emotional growth. You can learn more about his work at CharlesMatheus.com and or by requesting to join the Facebook Group, Redefining Strength.  Contact: mark@remakingmanhood.com charles@charlesmatheus.com Theme music composed by Gus Greene. Click here for links to his music on most streaming services.  
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April 14, 2021
Boysen Hodgson on the Personal Impact of Men's Work
Boysen Hodgson is the Communications Director for the ManKind Project USA. In this powerful conversation, Boysen shares his ongoing work to become a man of connection, accountability and purpose. For all of us, men's work is an ongoing process and one that constantly reveals new ways of seeing and being. Boysen's own knowledge of men's work, both as a leader and as a man is a powerful resource for all the men in our community. *** Join us for powerful conversations with the men and women leading the healthy masculinity movement. For generations, our culture has taught us a narrow and limiting set of rules for how to be a man. The end result? Epidemic levels of isolation and violence for boys and men and for the multitude of others who’s lives we impact. But we can make a difference choice. We can choose a masculinity of connection and in return have healthier relationships, and more meaningful, lasting lives.  As a writer, speaker and consultant, Mark Greene has spent over a decade deconstructing our binary-riddled dialogues around manhood and masculinity. He consults to organizations world wide on diversity, inclusion and masculinity. Mark is the author of The Little #MeToo Book for Men, Remaking Manhood and is co-author with Dr. Saliha Bava of The Relational Book for Parenting. You can learn more about Mark's work at RemakingManhood.com Charles is an educator and public speaker who has mentored hundreds of men in communication, leadership, & emotional growth. You can learn more about his work at CharlesMatheus.com and/or by requesting to join the Facebook Group, Redefining Strength. Contact: mark@remakingmanhood.com charles@charlesmatheus.com Theme music composed by Gus Greene. Click here for links to his music on most streaming services.  
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April 14, 2021
The First Episode: Breaking Out of the Man Box
Welcome to the introductory episode of Remaking Manhood, the Healthy Masculinity Podcast. Join us for powerful conversations with the men and women leading the healthy masculinity movement. For generations, our culture has taught us a narrow and limiting set of rules for how to be a man. The end result? Epidemic levels of isolation and violence for boys and men and for the multitude of others who’s lives we impact.  But we can make a difference choice. We can choose a masculinity of connection and in return have healthier relationships, and more meaningful, lasting lives. Thousands of men have broken out of the man box and its rigid repressed dog eat dog version of masculinity. Join us on this show for conversations with a variety of leaders, influencers, and regular guys who have done just that. Every episode you’ll hear honest conversations designed to show you what breaking out of the man box can look like and feel like. Welcome to Remaking Manhood, the healthy masculinity podcast. We’re glad you’re here. *** As a writer, speaker and consultant, Mark Greene has spent over a decade deconstructing our binary-riddled dialogues around manhood and masculinity. He consults to organizations world wide on diversity, inclusion and masculinity. Mark is the author of The Little #MeToo Book for Men, Remaking Manhood and is co-author with Dr. Saliha Bava of The Relational Book for Parenting. You can learn more about Mark's work at RemakingManhood.com Charles Matheus is an educator and public speaker who has mentored hundreds of men in communication, leadership, & emotional growth. You can learn more about his work at CharlesMatheus.com and/or by requesting to join the Facebook Group, Redefining Strength.  Contact: mark@remakingmanhood.com charles@charlesmatheus.com Theme music composed by Gus Greene. Click here for links to his music on most streaming services.  
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April 14, 2021