MASKulinity

42 EpisodesProduced by Samantha Nzessi

Brooklyn-based duo Samantha Nzessi and Remoy Philip invite you into their sometimes loud but necessary banter on masculinity. Hear Samantha and Remoy discuss topics like what masculinity means to our society, whether masculinity has actually been good to men, or even how the latest movie, TV and spo… read more

42 Episodes | 2017 - 2019

MASKulinity Live at First Person Plural!

March 24th, 2019

35:33

MASKulinity's first live show!! Samantha and Remoy had the amazing opportunity to talk about masculinity and fatherhood at First Person Plural, …

Special Episode! Getting Free, with Darnell Moore

September 24th, 2018

1:02:22

Special episode! Acclaimed writer and activist Darnell Moore stops by in between seasons to talk about his new book, No Ashes in the Fire! We explore love, loneliness, freedom in his memoir, as Darnell challenges us to …

Anniversary Mashup!

September 3rd, 2018

43:42

It's been a year since we started this conversation!! Some people are going back to school, some people are coming back from vacation, wherever you …

It's Time to Loosen the Grip on Reproductive Freedom, with Heidi Sieck

August 2nd, 2018

48:34

With the potential reversal of Roe vs Wade looming, Samantha and Remoy explore the implications of restricting reproductive rights with Heidi Sieck, founder and CEO of VOTEPROCHOICE, which is dedicated to putting votes …

The Racial Hierarchy of MASKulinity - with Dr. Liu, Part 2

July 26th, 2018

36:03

In the second act of Racial Hierarchy, Dr. William Ming Liu breaks down men of color being tokenized, while white men, though still performing …

The Racial Hierarchy of MASKulinity, with Dr. Liu - Part 1

July 19th, 2018

35:02

Dr. William Liu – psychologist, professor and editor of the scholarly journal Psychology of Men and Masculinity – joins Samantha and Remoy to dissect …

We don't deserve Terry Crews

July 14th, 2018

36:02

Samantha and Remoy take an opportunity to have a thoughtful phone call about Terry Crews, the importance of someone like him coming forward, someone …

Women Athletes: performing masculinity (and femininity) on and off the court

July 5th, 2018

48:22

This week, Samantha and Remoy talk to Julie Henderson, former NCAA basketball player turned model and Halston Bruce, powerlifter and personal …

Romance MASKulinity: Getting the Girl...

June 27th, 2018

49:26

This week, Samantha and Remoy are joined by Imran Siddiquee, who writes, makes film, and advocates for fair representation of race and gender in the media. He breaks down how film has instructed society how to be a man, …

Transitioning into Immigrant MASKulinity

June 20th, 2018

38:48

Samantha and Remoy are joined by Sri Lankan American actor, activist, and comedian D’Lo who speaks openly about his experience being a transgender …

Creative Therapy expands how we can deal with ourselves!

June 9th, 2018

46:10

This week, Samantha and Remoy talk about using creativity for support. Matt Nahoum, primary therapist at Integrated Creative Therapy and Recovery Specialist at East Village Access, shares his work using art to tap into …

Diary of an Immigrant Family - South Asian Edition

June 1st, 2018

43:48

The show gets personal this week. Samantha and Remoy are joined by Reema Sharma, outreach fellow at SAKHI, a NYC-based organization dedicated to …

Turns out Junot is not Jesus...

May 26th, 2018

46:57

We delve into Washington’s NFL team treating their cheerleaders as escorts! They tackle recent allegations of sexual misconduct against Junot Diaz …

Black Masculinity, Mental Health and Education

May 11th, 2018

52:55

This week, Samantha and Remoy get into how education can be a positive actor in young men’s mental health. What does it look like implement an education system that factors in young black men’s needs? Dr. Obari Cartman, …

Ignoring it won’t make it go away! How doing the work leads to men’s freedom

May 2nd, 2018

46:50

It’s Mental Health Month! Samantha and Remoy stress how, in order to de-stigmatize mental health, it’s on us to make it as important yet banal as physical health in our day-to-day lives. Not dealing with mental illness …

Ya can’t pour from an empty cup! How men can take better care of themselves

April 25th, 2018

38:37

This week, Samantha and Remoy revisit to men's mental health. They are joined by Justin Lioi, men’s therapist supporting them at differing points in their lives: new dads, unassertive guys and angry dudes. They talk …

We're Still Tackling Street Harassment! (Encore)

April 18th, 2018

39:58

In honor of Street Harassment week, MASKulinity podcast is pleased to present an encore of our conversation with the brilliant Anthonine Pierre, …

It’s the Hegemony Olympics! Wait, what the hell is “hegemony”?

April 12th, 2018

48:50

Samantha and Remoy peel back the layers on what they actually mean when they discuss “dominant standard” and “hegemony”. They then award their …

What drag teaches us about owning our self-expression!

April 6th, 2018

52:45

What happens when we look at men performing something other than masculinity on purpose and for fun? Samantha and Remoy are joined this week by the …

Tackling Street Harassment with Brooklyn Movement Center

March 30th, 2018

39:58

This is week on MASKulinity, Remoy and Samantha are joined by Anthonine Pierre, Deputy Director at Brooklyn Movement Center. Anthonine shares about …

Brooklyn Boihood Collectively Redefines Masculinity

March 21st, 2018

36:47

This week, Samantha and Remoy talk masculinity as a non-binary. What does it mean to redefine masculinity as a transgender man and …

.MASKulinity is making some people a lot of money

March 14th, 2018

40:11

Not Samantha and Remoy! Ha! This week, they explore one of the incentives behind keeping traditional gender roles alive: profit. They start by …

Supporting LGBTQ Athletes in the Binary World of Sports

March 8th, 2018

40:26

Samantha and Remoy continue this season with more illustrious guests! This week, Hudson Taylor paints a picture of accountability in the world of sports, at all levels. He founded Athlete Ally, an organization that …

Weaving the Fabric of Exclusive American Masculinity with the Boy Scouts

February 28th, 2018

43:58

“HELPING YOUTH IS A KEY TO BUILDING A MORE CONSCIENTIOUS, RESPONSIBLE, AND PRODUCTIVE SOCIETY” is the Boy Scouts of America tagline. But conscientious and responsible doesn’t mean inclusive. At least it didn’t for a …

#WAKANDAFOREVER

February 22nd, 2018

36:46

Black Panther is FINALLY out and Remoy and Samantha are excited to talk about it! They explore themes of unity throughout the film, how traditional …

What is the impact of having so many men in prison?

February 14th, 2018

36:03

In the past 40 years, the American prison population has increased from 300,000 to 1.6 million. This week, Samantha and Remoy examine the prison …

Why Can't People Change their Minds?

February 7th, 2018

46:05

This week, Samantha and Remoy explore the blurrier regions of sexual consent. We've seen what happens when the James Tobacks and Kevin Spaceys wield power for sex, but what if it's the beloved Aziz Ansari who gets a bit …

Make America Great Again, How the dominant was left behind, with Dr. Michael Kimmel

January 31st, 2018

45:45

Welcome back! In Season 2, Samantha and Remoy are looking forward to understanding the systemic character of MASKulinity. They kick it off with the …

Bonus Episode! Looking out for men and boys with NextGenMen

November 9th, 2017

39:53

Bonus episode! The first season of MASKulinity closed out last week, but Samantha and Remoy couldn't go without sharing their conversation with Jason …

Maskulinity 1 on 1

November 3rd, 2017

42:35

In the season 1 finale of MASKulinity, Samantha and Remoy go “one-on-one” to get to the core of some of the toughest issues plaguing masculinity. …

Maskulinity in the 'hood

October 26th, 2017

38:42

South Bronx native, Christopher Saunders, joins Samantha and Remoy to shed some light on how masculinity has affected the 'hood. Saunders shares some …

Hollywood Validates the Mask in Masculinity

October 19th, 2017

36:00

With the Harvey Weinstein scandal looming, Samantha and Remoy take the opportunity to look at the overarching power of Hollywood. First, Remoy …

American Christianity and MASKulinity

October 12th, 2017

54:17

West Texas pastor, David Ritchie, joins Samantha and Remoy to explore the complex intersection of Christianity and masculinity. David tells the story …

A woman’s opinion in a man’s world and what verbal abuse looks like

October 5th, 2017

42:14

This week, Samantha and Remoy navigate some hot news items. First, they unpack how ESPN, in trying to censor SportsCenter anchor Jemele Hill’s opinion, validates the worldview that women are inferior. Next, they paint a …

Single-Sex Education?

September 28th, 2017

55:28

This week, Samantha and Remoy tackle a long-awaited topic: Single-Sex Education. Is it helpful or does it just reinforce stereotypes about boys and …

Men Got Issues

September 21st, 2017

37:50

This week, Samantha and Remoy explore why men fight, actually more like why they think they should at least want to fight; talk about the bravery of …

Man Up! - Young Men Stop Violence Around the World, with Jimmie Briggs

September 14th, 2017

1:03:23

This week, Samantha and Remoy talk to the wondrous Jimmie Briggs, a renowned journalist who wondered unchartered waters to found an organization …

A look back at this summer

September 8th, 2017

44:01

This week, Samantha and Remoy plunge us back into summer news that has yet to have an update. R. Kelly's sex cult of 19 to 22-yr-olds, Betsy DeVos …

Men as Victims of Violent Crime

August 31st, 2017

46:49

In this episode of MASKulinity, Samantha and Remoy are joined by Yuval Moses, a therapist from the Crime Victims Treatment Center in New York, who …

White Supremacy to Google Said What?

August 31st, 2017

37:19

For the first official episode of MASKulinity, Samantha and Remoy reflect on the events of Charlottesville, #ripheatherheyer, and the link between …

MASKulinity 1.0 - A Preview

August 31st, 2017

10:59

For the preview episode of MASKulinity, we give you a sneak peek of what’s to come! What do Samantha and Remoy have up their sleeve?? What’s society …

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