Modern Manhood: The Podcast

86 EpisodesProduced by German Villegas

This podcast will mostly concentrate on the lives and viewpoints of many different male voices talking about their own masculinity. The biggest problem we have as males is that we don't talk about our own experiences and problems about our own manhood. And that being a man now looks a lot different … read more

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Ep 79: "Why is it Hard for Men to Call Themselves Feminists?"

April 14th, 2019


Even in the year 2019, there is a worry about the label of feminism when it comes to men. I just want to be clear, when I get a chance to talk to a lot of men there’s a lot they agree with in regards to pro-feminist …

"Fatherhood and Equity: Paternity Leave and Mentorship" with Michael Janz and Eric Arthrell

March 31st, 2019


The brunt of parenting and the fathers who are working to make a better more equitable world is tough when you think about ideas like paternity leave and mentorship. We’re going to talk to two individuals who are taking …

"The Complex Terry Crews" feat Terry Crews (sort of)

March 18th, 2019


Ever since the movement to create better ideals around masculinity, there have been a lot of popular male figures stepping up to the plate to talk …

"Women, Men, Violence, And Hockey" with Tim Skuce and Megan McCormick

March 4th, 2019


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 …

"The Restriction of Boys Potential" with Carrie Starbuck and Nick Sandor

February 18th, 2019


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 …

"Teaching Boys" with Jonathan Reed and Brendan Kwiatokski

February 4th, 2019


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 …

"Why is it so Hard to talk about Gender?" with Al Harris, Nick Sandor, and Elliott Tanti

January 28th, 2019


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 …

"What's Next for Men?" with Robert Kandell

January 6th, 2019


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 …

"The Year in Review" with Jake Stika

December 24th, 2018


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 …

(BONUS) David Lion and Evolving Men Summit

December 16th, 2018


Wanted to do a quick interview with David Lion who is starting a summit with his own interviews around masculinity. It's going on right now, and …

"Crying in Public" Pt 2 with Trent Wilkie from the "UnDad Podcast"

December 9th, 2018


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. …

"Responsibility" w/ Trent Wilkie from "The UnDad Podcast"

November 26th, 2018


Trent Wilkie is a writer/journalist/performer in Edmonton Alberta, Canada. Trent has written for everything from CBC Radio (The Irrelevant Show) to Adbusters to Fangoria to almost every print media in Edmonton. He is …

"Empathy for Boys" with Brendan Kwiatkowski from Re.Masculate

November 12th, 2018


Brendan Kwitkowski, a Ph.D. student out of the University of Edinburgh, and a Canadian teacher out of BC, spent his master’s research time wondering why were 81% of students diagnosed with behavioural disorders male? …

"I'm Afraid of Men" - A conversation with Vivek Shraya

October 28th, 2018


Vivek Shraya is an award winning artist artist who has published many books before but her newest book, titled I’m Afraid of Men, explores how …

"Gender is Everywhere" Pt 2 with Col Cseke

October 15th, 2018


In the second part of my conversation with Col Cseke we talk about what his journey was like being a man, his family and the ways they didn't conform …

"The Gym" with Col Cseke talking about consent and the theatre

October 1st, 2018


When Calgary’s theatre community was faced sexual harassment accusations, a lot of men came together to lean into these discussions around the …

"I Am" with Ahmed 'Knowmadic' Ali

September 16th, 2018


Poetry was something that Ahmed did but he hid it, until wife showed him a poetry club, and ever since then Ahmed has tried to show poetry to the world. He's the current Poet Laureate for Edmonton, and his love for his …

"Sex Ed on the Internet" with Brianna Rader from 'Juicebox'

September 2nd, 2018


Over all men between the ages of 25-29 were far more likely to get their sexual education from porn than any other form.

Now anyone who has a passing knowledge of internet porn can see how problematic that can be, if …

"Be a Skeptic of advice going against your sense of Fairness" w/ Matthew Hodges of r/MensLib

August 19th, 2018


On this episode we speak again to Matthew Hodges a little more deeply on his own foundations around masculinity, and his father and his family. And …

"How To Talk Men's Issues on Reddit" with Matthew Hodges of the Subreddit r/mensLib

August 6th, 2018


I have long been a fan of Reddit’s MensLib subreddit just for things like their confidant and direct approach to tackling men's issues in an intersectional way, their constant and hardworking mods team, and the daily …

"Masculinity in a Word" by Tim Wegner of 'TheManEffect'

July 23rd, 2018


“What does it means to be a man?”

“What are the words you think of when we hear the words 'masculinity'?”

These are some of the fundamental basic …

"The Peace of Identity" Part 2 with Michael Rowley director of 'Hurdle'

July 9th, 2018


This is part two of our conversation with Michael Rowley who is a filmmaker from Dallas Texas, who also made a film about Palestinian youths, specifically who do parkour. The movie is called Hurdle ( Now …

"Being Aware of Your Reactions" with Michael Rowley of the film 'Hurdle'

June 25th, 2018


Michael Rowley is a filmmaker from Dallas Texas, who made a film about Palestinian youths, specifically who do parkour. The movie is called Hurdle (

Now what is interesting to me, is not so much that …

Convos! with Jeff (Ep 1) - Chris Hardwick, Nas, Anthony Bourdain

June 18th, 2018


Today we're starting something new at Modern Manhood, a conversation series with I will bring on some of my (and yours) favorite conversational guests to talk about what's going on the news, and what is going on with …

"Masculinity Includes Community": A personal conversation with Jermal Alleyne

June 4th, 2018


The reason why I wanted to split this into two and make sure we get Jermal’s takes on masculinity right now is because he mentions a lot of key …

Ep 55: "Boys Groups and Men's Groups" with Jermal Alleyne

May 6th, 2018


For today’s guest, from the great city of Toronto, we have Jermal Alleyne. A leader of youth groups and men’s groups in two different capacities, one through Next Gen Men and one through the John Howard Society.

This …

"Awareness" with David Ogle from Dose Coaching

April 22nd, 2018


If you remember last week, we spoke to performance coach David Ogle. I wanted to splice his conversation in two just because I feel, just like his company’s namesake, it’s good in doses. In the first half we talked …

"Curiosities of a Coach" with David Ogle of Dose Coaching

April 8th, 2018


I wrote this piece for my little daily blog on Medium about life coaches and how I found them to be, kind of disingenuous. You know, giving you advice on what’s going on, and pretending to be nice so they can get money …

"The Masculinity Media" Samantha Nzessi and Remoy Philip the First from MASKulinity Pod

March 25th, 2018


Led by Samantha Nzessi and Remoy Philip the first, MASKulinity podcast is a conversation about their lives and how masculinity was shaping it, from …

"Life of a Gay Muslim Man" with Gianmarco Visconti

March 11th, 2018


Gianmarco Visconti is a feminist gay young muslim poet who is one of the host and producers of the feminist talk radio Adament Eve. And I asked him from a recommendation to come to Modern Manhood to talk about his …

Ep 50: "Opening the Door to Feminism" with Jake Stika from NextGenMen

February 25th, 2018


It’s our 50th episode of Modern Manhood! What an occasion! We have a special announcement which you can find out more through my blog post on Medium, basically Modern Manhood will be Modern Manhood Presented by Next …

"Men, Hold Space for One Another" - Relationships and Anger w/ Lyndsay Chaban

February 11th, 2018


Today we’re joined by one of my good friends, Lyndsay Chaban. We met almost 13 years ago, while working together at a big retail chain, both of us in customer service position, helping people with returns and complains. …

Ep 48: "What the F*** is Normal?" - Sex and Technology w/ Bryony Cole

January 29th, 2018


Bryony Cole is leading the way, along with the many women of sex tech, in trying to understand what could be the healthy, and amazing future of sex, …

"You can't Always be the Bread Winner" with Alex Putici

January 15th, 2018


Alex Putici is an entrepreneur out in Calgary who I wanted to meet because he started a program called 100 men who give a damn, a foundation in which 100 guys gave money to a different charity each year. But he’s also a …

"Dangers of the Old Boys Club" w/ Matt Lisac

December 31st, 2017


On the last episode of 2017, I invite an old friend of mine who wanted to share his story and progression of his understanding of feelings and …

"Discourse On The Internet Without Losing Your Mind" feat Kevin Peterson aka "the1janitor"

December 18th, 2017


The discourse online it’s becoming kind of heated. It feels like you’re either with an opinion or against that opinion. No middle ground.

Well if you look hard enough, you can find some people who are generally nuanced …

Martial Arts and Masculinity w/ Jaredd Wilson

December 4th, 2017


It’s easy to say that the concept of martial arts and masculinity run in very close circles. I’m very curious about things like the rise of the UFC, …

Shame feat Jeff Perera

November 20th, 2017


In the second part of my conversation with Jeff Perera we speak about the aspects of shame. And how shame colors the barriers of men to truly engage …

Brave Spaces feat Jeff Perera

November 5th, 2017


I reached out to Jeff Perera, activist and public speaker out in Toronto that has been working for anti-violence projects out there for at least 10 …

Man and his Penis w/ Laura Dodsworth

October 23rd, 2017


When the media, schools, and society at large speak the issues of body image and how it affects your self-esteem, we usually hear about from a female …

Ally Fogg/ People not Labels

October 8th, 2017


Do we have a problem when politicians such as Justin Trudeau and Theresa May call themselves feminist? Especially if they back policies which in …

Andrew Paul/The Powerful Women Who Shape Your Life

September 25th, 2017


All of those times I changed my career path, they really gnawed at my question of identity. What was I supposed to be? What am I supposed to give out to the world? And it also answered the question that the path for a …

Kristain Basaraba of "Rad Dads"/Punk Rock Fatherhood

September 11th, 2017


Kristain Basaraba grew up on punk rock, and his idols were punk rock singers. But he didn’t play or he didn’t sing, but he still wanted to do …

Carl Landra/Can Hockey Players Be Idols?

August 27th, 2017


How we as men here in Canada, especially in Alberta, view hockey players is right at the top of the masculinity hierarchy. This has been ingrained to …

Carolyn Petit from "Feminist Frequency"/Discrimination and Masculinity in Video Game Media

August 14th, 2017


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 …

Brandon Schatz/Comics, Introverts, and Wonder Woman

July 31st, 2017


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 …

Ashley Thomson/Studying Masculinity in Australia

July 17th, 2017


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 …

Nate Proctor/Radical Self-Awareness

July 4th, 2017


Have you ever looked at your body, looked in the mirror, and just hated it? So much so that you would go out of your way to not do things like go …

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

June 28th, 2017


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 …

Elliott Tanti and Michael Vecchio Pt 1/Men and Women in Politics

June 19th, 2017


I started listening to The Highlevel Showdown, a local politics show with two guys, Elliott Tanti and Michael Vecchio, from opposite sides of the …

Info Session 2: Men's Mental Health w/ Jessica Craig

June 4th, 2017


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 …

Allen Featherstone / Out of the Darkness

May 22nd, 2017


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 …

Happy Anniversary: Let's Talk Fatherhood

May 12th, 2017


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, …

Joseph Gelfer/Moving Beyond "Toxic Masculinities"

April 23rd, 2017


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 …

Ian Moore/Life in a Heavily Male Workplace

April 11th, 2017


Today we're going to talk about the law. Not the law in regards to masculinity or how it affects males, but the law profession. How it affects the …

Info Session 2: The Mask You Live In Screening

April 3rd, 2017


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 …

Shea Emry/Stepping into Your Truths

March 27th, 2017


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 …

Daniel Letourneau / How Can Men Break The Cycle of Abuse?

March 13th, 2017


Daniel Letourneau is a cook that started questioning how his work fed into toxic masculinity, especially in regards to addictions, bad mental health, …

Darren Cheverie/Life of a Sensitive Cook

February 26th, 2017


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 …

Adam Rozenhart/Inclusivity in "Male" Spaces

February 13th, 2017


One of the coolest things of being a part of a growing city like Edmonton, and being in a media savvy and upcoming media such as podcasting, is the …

Connor Beaton/Calling Men Forward

January 30th, 2017


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 …

John Morrison/Hip Hop and Masculinity

January 16th, 2017


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 …

Scott McKeen/Why Do Men Try so Hard?

January 1st, 2017


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 …

Tyler Bentley/The Work of Gratitude

December 19th, 2016


Sometimes, stress and anxiety lead people to addiction and the feeling that you are isolated, especially dealing with your ideas of masculinity. The …

The Awesome Modern Manhood Hour w/ The Awesome Hour

December 10th, 2016


Last month, I got a chance to meet the makers of number 1 rated podcast in Vue Weekly’s best of, the Awesome Hour. And As it turns out they are just laid back, chill guys who love to gab and have a tight brotherhood …

Greg Caswell/The Masculinity of Burlesque

November 28th, 2016


Burlesque isn’t just for women and Greg Caswell and his band of “boylesques” are trying to change the way you look at high heels. Greg is the founder of the all male burlesque troupe, Man Up, who not only empower …

Harrison Oakes/Masculinity and The Gay Male Pt 2

November 18th, 2016


Just like I promised you last week, we have part 2 of the interview with Harrisson Oakes, PhD student of masculinities from the University of …

Harrison Oakes/Masculinity in Gay Males Pt 1

November 11th, 2016


Today on this show, we have PhD student from the University of Waterloo in Waterloo Ontario, Harrison Oakes. Harrison studies the roles of threat and …

Jeremy Loveday/Living with Vulnerability

October 30th, 2016


Now I had the pleasure and honor to chat with this award-winning slam poet, turned Victoria B.C. city counselor. Jeremy tells us why he wanted to …

Tyler Waye/How do we solve the Gender Wage Gap?

October 17th, 2016


Our guest for this episode is the mind of Tyler Waye. Tyler is a man on a mission trying to re energize the working structure of the modern world, and engage with people to understand what makes them drive and what …

Michael Hingston/Should Fathers kiss their sons?

October 4th, 2016


I’m so happy to share with you the interview I had with writer, father, and thinker of cool thoughts, Micheal Hingston. Micheal is an author and …

Taylor Chadwick/Or Do you say "I Love you"?

September 18th, 2016


On this week's show we talk to podcast host, theater producer and director, and all-around awesome human being, Taylor Chadwick. He recently finished directing a play that was featured in the Fringe in Edmonton, called …

Omar Mouallem

September 4th, 2016


Last week, Jesse Lipscombe was filming a piece about his love of the downtown area of Edmonton when a couple of males shouted at him and his crew "The N***** are coming!" This mirrored the event that Bashir Mohamed

Robin Mazumder

August 21st, 2016


Robin Mazumder’s first winter in Edmonton was a tough one for him because he was suffering through a state of Seasonal Affective Disorder, a mental health concern that also triggered something he has been dealing with …

Info Session 1: Alberta Men's Survey/What does it Mean to be a Man?

August 4th, 2016


In the first bonus episode dedicated to information about masculinity, we talk to Veronika Illich who is diving deep into the Alberta Men's Survey …

David Shepherd

August 3rd, 2016


A couple of weeks ago I emailed the offices of David Shepherd, the MLA for Edmonton-Center, the reason being was that he recently made a speech …

Chris Corley

July 20th, 2016


On this episode we'll talk to father, educator, and awesome person in general, Chris Corley about his journey on understanding on what being a man is really about. Also talk about his barriers in being a stay at home …

Mike Payne

July 6th, 2016


On today’s show I wanted to explore an area where men I feel are less likely to show their vulnerable side, that’s the cutthroat world of business …

Ryan Valley

June 22nd, 2016


We're very lucky today to have one of the founders of Men Edmonton, Ryan Valley, and the powerful story he shares about his path today as a well …

Jose Figueroa (The 6th!)

June 1st, 2016


Today's podcast focuses on the Edmonton born, Vancouver residing, but all world raised, Jose Figueroa. The youth pastor from Vancouver came by to chat about spirituality, what it means to be a man of faith that is …

Matt Souch

May 17th, 2016


On today's episode we talk to Matt Souch, a mid twenties man working for media in Edmonton, inspired to make his life the best it can be, and doing things that "typical" mid twenties guys might not be doing. I loved his …

Jason Garcia

May 11th, 2016


Jason is a unique voice in that he is a queer, latino, feminist. So saying that I had to get him on the show to express his views on masculinity. He …

Episode 1: Spencer Clarke

May 4th, 2016


We begin the Modern Manhood Podcast speaking to Spencer Clarke, a musician, a husband, and a father about the struggles of raising a family, raising …

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