The Gender Knot

55 EpisodesProduced by The Gender Knot

“The show serves an important purpose: Encouraging men and women to enter a productive dialogue with one another” - Time Magazine’s top 50 podcasts. The ideas podcast where we untangle the new masculinity and femininity. Hosted by Nas, aka Nastaran Tavakoli-Far, and Jonathan Freeman. Website: https:… read more

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Dan Savage: what straight couples can learn from same sex couples

September 24th, 2018


The love, sex and relationship guru and host of the Savage Lovecast gives us his thoughts and tips!

Note: this episode is very Not Safe For Work – download now and save for later if that’s relevant!

Also, co-host …

Men and commitment issues: fact or fiction?

August 27th, 2018


It’s a big cliché that men are scared to commit, don’t want to be tied down, are always ‘hitting the road’ and leaving promising relationships with women. 

Today’s guest thinks this is a simply not true and actually …

The roots of male shame

August 20th, 2018


Why is shame such an issue for men despite the privileges men still have in almost all societies? Is privilege itself part of the problem, and what can be done to tackle this issue? Women are also being vocal about …

Women and pay: How can women negotiate for better pay?

August 13th, 2018


In April, a report by the UK governments and the Equalities and Human Rights Commission showed that 80% of large companies still paid male employees more than the women. In the US, in 2017 women still earnt just 82% of …

Men’s groups: potential problems?

August 6th, 2018


Therapy is important, and men’s groups can’t be a substitute for therapy says today’s guest. We recently looked at men’s groups and had some interesting feedback. Despite all the positives we hear, that can be problems …

Guest episode: Ministry of Ideas – White Balance

July 30th, 2018


Jonathan is stuck in the library in DC, and Nas and Sam and Jonny in London are all swamped, so we decided to play you an episode of one of our favourite podcasts while we work on more Gender Knot material for you for …

Men’s groups: can they provide the support that men need?

July 23rd, 2018


‘Transformative’ is a word we’ve heard from so many men who’ve benefitted from men’s groups. It’s a topic that’s comes up on this podcast a lot. Why are so many men getting together with other men to talk about their …

Friends and love: what role can friends play in our love lives?

July 16th, 2018


This week’s guest emailed 700 friends asking to be set up on a date, and followed up with everyone a year later detailing what happened. The most …

Male Shame Pt 1: What role do women play?

July 9th, 2018


Male Shame lies at the root of so many problematic dynamics between men and women, whether on an individual or a society-wide scale. The problem is many men have a very limited space where they can explore their shame, …

Women in business: what should they keep doing?

July 2nd, 2018


Speaking more forcefully, being more assertive (or even aggressive), over-confidence and being unrealistic about outcomes; these are just some of the …

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