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
Allen Featherstone has gone through his own journey of understanding how to be a proper man and human being. And it took him a long struggle with addictions, with hard drugs, then alcohol to understand what he has to do. In this interview, you can see that he is still on this journey, one that… Continue reading Episode 30: Allen Featherstone/ Out of the Darkness
Today I'm very excited to talk to Dr. Joseph Gelfer who is the founding editor of Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality, and the creator of the Future Masculinity online course and Director of Masculinity Research. He also created the Five Stages of Masculinity model, which is used to view a person's understandings of masculinity.… Continue reading Ep 29: Joseph Gelfer/Moving beyond “Toxic Masculinities”
On April 1st, Men Edmonton put on a special event screening the movie The Mask You Live In by the Representation Project. Through this movie Men Edmonton invited a panel of different men with different viewpoints, including old guest David Shepherd, to talk about masculinity in an open manner. The panel was hosted by 630CHED’s… Continue reading Info Session 2: The Mask You Live In
I got a text from one of my friends and it said, "You need to check out Shea Emry" and attached was a TED Talk from him. I knew of Shea from an article I read about his retirement as a CFL linebacker. After being engrossed by what he was saying, I sent Shea an… Continue reading Episode 27: Shea Emry/Stepping Into Your Truths
Daniel Letourneau is a cook that started questioning how his work fed into toxic masculinity, especially in regards to addictions, bad mental health, and an almost macho environment. Along with that, Daniel is also a survivor of child abuse and used this cause to create Food for Thoughts. Food for Thoughts is a campaign that… Continue reading Episode 25: Daniel Letourneau/ How can Men break the Cycle of Abuse?
On this episode, I traveled outside of Edmonton for a stop to my favorite new restaurant, Chartier out in Beaumont. And this time it wasn’t to chow down on their cinnamon buns, or fresh bread. But it was to sit down with its owner, Darren Cheverie. Now Chartier began its life as the most successful… Continue reading Episode 24: Darren Cheverie/Life of a Sensitive Cook
It’s really cool to see a lot of organizations working hard to help men out in understanding their own masculinity and to help people in general. One of them that caught my eye is one from Vancouver named ManTalks. Now ManTalks is self-described to help “modern man to evolve. Through authenticity, community, purpose & accountability.”… Continue reading Episode 22: Connor Beaton/Calling Men Forward
If you remember, a while back we spoke to writer Omar Mouallem, among other things I asked Omar, an ex-rapper himself, about hip hop culture. But I wanted to delve a little deeper and lucky enough I stumbled into an article a friend shared with me, a phenomenal three part story for Philadelphia Print Works… Continue reading Episode 21: John Morrison/ Hip Hop and Masculinity
This podcast started in April of 2016, and today will mark its 20th episode. The man you will hear today, the 19th man on this show, is the unique counselor for downtown Edmonton, the intelligent Scott McKeen. Before he was elected to the municipal office, Scott was one of the most respected journalists in Edmonton,… Continue reading Episode 20: Scott McKeen/Why do Men try so Hard?