The Gender Knot
About This Show
“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.
Most Recent Episode
Men and feelings: How can we go there?
We’ve heard a lot about the dilemmas surrounding men and their feelings on this podcast: how boys are raised with little acknowledgement of their feelings or disallowed from expressing or exploring them, to the destructive impact this has when they grow up, be it through high rates of depression and suicide in men or potentially violent behaviour. And then there's the huge amounts of emotional labour that many women end up performing in many areas of life as a result.
Last time we tried to discuss this topic, the co-hosts had an argument! This time around, we’re joined by another podcast host to help us see what we can all do going forward: what are things we can all do to help men who want to explore their feelings, and how should we be having these conversations in the first place?
Note: we are on hiatus and will be back with a new series in June. We will have a few more mini-episodes coming up for you before then.
**Host and producer:** Nas aka [Nastaran Tavakoli-Far](https://twitter.com/NTavakoliFar)
**Co-host:** [Jonathan Freeman](https://twitter.com/jfonir)
**Co-producers:** Sam Baker and Jonathan Blackwell
**Guest:** [Dan Carroll](https://twitter.com/dannysummertime), co-host of the podcast [Fine and Dandy with Dan and Andy](https://twitter.com/fineanddandypod)
**Related links:** [The Gender Knot podcast](https://www.thegenderknot.com/) and [Facebook group](https://www.facebook.com/groups/182851532302085/?ref=br_rs)
**Music:** Government Funded Weed by Black Ant (used under Creative Commons)