Episode 36: Carolyn Petit from “Feminist Frequency”/Discrimination and Masculinity in Video Game Media

Today we’re going to continue our exploration of things “nerdy.”  by talking about video games. And to help us, I invited Carolyn Petit who is the managing editor for Feminist Frequency. Now you might have heard of Feminist Frequency because of it’s executive director Anita Sarkeesan who was a prominent player in Gamergate. But besides… Continue reading Episode 36: Carolyn Petit from “Feminist Frequency”/Discrimination and Masculinity in Video Game Media

“Deconstructing the Clubhouse” by Brandon Schatz and Danica LeBlanc

When dealing with entertainment media in general, the content has always skewed heavily male – and lately, there’s (finally) been some pushback against this culture. People are starting to question why there’s a need to quantify the difference between the concepts of “comics” and “comics for women” – and they’re following that line of questioning to a natural conclusion: why that qualification effectively “others” an entire gender.

Episode 35: Brandon Schatz/Comics, Introverts, and Wonder Woman

Wonder Women came out in May, and along with it came a wake of good feelings, well wishes, and empowerment among women superhero lovers. Now of course, with anything involving geeky fandoms and women, the trolls came out. First it was whining about the all female screening of Wonder Woman in Texas, and then the… Continue reading Episode 35: Brandon Schatz/Comics, Introverts, and Wonder Woman

Ep 34: Ashley Thomson/Studying Masculinity in Australia

When you work in any type of professional field, you usually end up meeting the same cast of characters. Working in what some people call the “men sector,” the people that are committed to issues like ending violence against women, creating healthy masculinities, and working with male victims is pretty small. Especially locally. One of… Continue reading Ep 34: Ashley Thomson/Studying Masculinity in Australia

Episode 32: Elliott Tanti and Michael Vecchio Pt 2/The Effects of Multiculturalism in Males

On today’s show, we go a little more personal, and speak directly about Elliott and Michael’s background as first-generation Canadians and how their family households made them unique participants in the line for political commentators.  How their dads set them up to be more sensitive and vulnerable males, and how they enjoy each other as… Continue reading Episode 32: Elliott Tanti and Michael Vecchio Pt 2/The Effects of Multiculturalism in Males

Episode 31: Elliott Tanti and Michael Vecchio Part 1/Men and Women in Politics

I started listening to The Highlevel Showdown, a local politics show with two guys, Elliott Tanti and Michael Vecchio, from opposite sides of the political view talk about what the heck is going on in the world of politics. Now, lucky for me they also were curious about questions of manhood, and questions in how… Continue reading Episode 31: Elliott Tanti and Michael Vecchio Part 1/Men and Women in Politics

Information Session 2: Men’s Mental Health with Jessica Craig

For today’s episode, I wanted to speak directly about men’s mental health and how men have problems getting the help they need either through the system that creates barriers or the society that sees them in a different light. This ties hand in hand with Men’s mental Health Awareness Day on June 13. So for… Continue reading Information Session 2: Men’s Mental Health with Jessica Craig

Happy Anniversary: Let’s Talk Fatherhood

In early May, Modern Manhood Podcast celebrated one year of life. In the last 12 months we have had an awesome collection of interviews and guests, each providing a unique spin on what they call manhood. In the first of many different clip shows, I'm going to be providing some feedback on my favorite parts… Continue reading Happy Anniversary: Let’s Talk Fatherhood