Ep 76: Women, Men, Violence, and Hockey

Hockey, one of the most masculine sports in Canada. So much so, that a lot of Canadians feel a certain set of confidence when we measure it up with other sports. In the manliest of manliest of professional sports in Canada, how does masculinity play with how we view violence and gender? We speak to Tim Skuce from Brandon University and Megan McCormick.


Ep 75: “The Restriction of Boys’ Potential” with Carrie Starbuck and Nick Sandor

Youth for the most part, they understand the rules but usually hate playing by them, and question why they’re there to begin with. In their eyes issues like gender and equality are night and day and they question why don’t adults understand? So how do we teach youth when adults are fighting this battle as well. How do we teach boys when men are confused as well?

This episodes includes conversations with Carrie Starbuck from Happy Lands and Nick Sandor from Man Made

A clip from CBC Metro Morning with Matt Galloway is included

“Teaching Boys” with Jonathan Reed and Brendan Kwiatokski

A lot of think pieces came out after the story of the Covington young men, and many focused on the social education of young men, and of the work educators of all stripes need to do create healthy role models for men. So we will talk to two young male healthy relationship teachers (Jonathan Reed, Brendan Kwiatokski), and hear from youth as well.


Ep 73: “Why is it so Hard to talk about Gender?” with Al Harris, Nick Sandor, and Elliott Tanti.


In the past few years there have been countless and countless examples of how gender has shaped our conversation, and how a lot of men and society are working to have this conversation around masculinity. #MeToo has ignited that conversation ten fold. For this episode I wanted to go back to those instances and talk about that……but then a perfect little storm happened when Gillette focused their new ad campaign tackling Toxic Masculinity

We will explore the ad and the discussion around it with Al Harris, Nick Sandor, and Elliott Tanti.

We also used clips from the FBE series Reaction as well as Gillette’s original commercial


Ep 72: “What’s Next for men?” with Robert Kandell

Robert Kandell is an accomplished teacher, coach, and lecturer, helping men find themselves and utilize their internal power for fourteen years.

He is the host of the well-known podcast, Tuff Love and is currently writing his book, unHIDDEN – A Book for Men and Those Who Are Confused By Them.     In here we talk about men’s feelings, mens’ next steps, and you’ll also listen to me ramble on and on about systemic change. Stay tuned.

Ep 71: “The Year in Review” with Jake Stika

In 2018, a lot of things happened, and it’s hard to encapsulate all of what happened, and all the thoughts around gender and masculinity I had into a lot of what went on. Maybe it’s my bias, but it felt to me like a lot of the news had a space where gender fell into it. It was astonishing. So to help me not only look back and think forward, I invited my buddy, Jake Stika who is the Executive Director of Next Gen Men to take some time dissecting the year that happened and look forward to the year that is going to be…

Ep 70: “Crying in Public” Pt 2 with Trent Wilkie from the “UnDad Podcast”

Trent Wilkie is a writer/journalist/performer in Edmonton Alberta, Canada, and host to The UnDad Podcast. We continue this conversation with Trent and we touch upon subjects like crying in public, and the release of it. As well as answering a question I always had in my mind, why don’t parents give themselves more credit?

We are supported by the Otherwise Show, Let’s Do Coffee, and of course Next Gen Men