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49 minutes | Jun 24, 2022
ENCORE: It *Was* Time to Loosen the Grip on Reproductive Freedom, with Heidi Sieck
At the time this episode was first released, Roe vs Wade was a possibility and we invited Heidi Sieck, founder and CEO of VOTEPROCHOICE, which dedicated to putting votes behind pro-choice candidates, to talk about what American faces if this milestone case overturned. That day has arrived, so now it's a matter of staying informed and empowered to keep people safe and cared for as much as possible, knowing that unfortunately, too many people will be unjustly harmed by this widely unsupported decision. At the moment, 80% of Americans are in favor of access to abortion. Listen to this episode for a helpful discussion on how patriarchal control maintains the façade of consent to this demise.
37 minutes | Feb 8, 2020
RIP Kobe: Complexity of MASKulinity?
Samantha and Remoy return on the airwaves to talk about Kobe Bryant and his passing. Some people are sad and some people are mad that he's being revered and missed so much, given his rape charge. We talk about the complexity of this news, and go deeper into why people are into their feelings. Samantha and Remoy offer different perspectives on this one, delving into competition and how we've come to understand it as a society, into Mamba mentality is so attractive, and yet how it's emblatic of maskulinity. Let us know what you think! firstname.lastname@example.org
33 minutes | Nov 22, 2019
UnMASKing the Workplace
15 minutes | Nov 7, 2019
All Work, No Play: the Maskuline Way
*New Module Alert* We are talking about the workplace for a bit! In this intro episode, we're scratching the surface and getting the facts on who's in charge at work. We explore the concept of masculinity contest culture and how it manifests. We ask why we associate leadership with masculinity and manhood and whether it's actually helpful to have mostly men executives heading companies and organizations. We talk to some New Yorkers about leadership in the workplace! Tune in!
22 minutes | Nov 1, 2019
Exploring Commonalities in Addiction, a Mini Field Study
This week, Samantha and Remoy have the pleasure of speaking with three open folks about their relationships to addiction and masculinity. How do expectations of strength and stoicism create isolation, and isolated suffering? What does it look like to care about someone who is dealing with addiction? We explore the different facets of recovery and how our relationships to our own vulnerability can hold us back. Addiction Resource Center: (833) 301-4357; email@example.com
28 minutes | Oct 10, 2019
Figure It Out: the Connection between Masculinity and Addiction
Continuing with our addiction module this week, we connect with Dennis Shinski, one of the subjects from the documentary Digging in the Dirt, from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. We connect with Dennis on the linkages between maskulinity and addiction. Dennis shares his experience dealing with the subculture of oil rig industry of consumption and how tough it is to reach out. Be sure to check out the trailer! https://vimeo.com/354994698 If you or anyone you know is dealing with addiction or mental health issues, here are some resources: Crisis Text Line *Text 741741 (UK + Can) US National Suicide Prevention Hotline *Call 1-800-273-8255 7 Cups The Mighty Bring Change to Mind Be There TeenMentalHealth.org Mental Health Innovation Network mhGAP 2018 Lancet Commission on Global Mental Health and Sustainable Development. MyMindOurHumanity Global Mental Health Peer Network 18percent
21 minutes | Oct 3, 2019
Addiction: Men Are Twice as Likely, with Justin Lioi and other New Yorkers
We're onto the next module: addiction. Men are twice as likely to be addicted to substances as women are. In our introduction episode, we start by getting the hard facts on the connection between MASKulinity and addiction. Justin Lioi unpacks how substance use compensates for menWe follow it up with the people! New York City residents lend their voices to the conversation, defining addiction, making the link with expectations on men and what advice they would give.
19 minutes | Sep 26, 2019
Time to Expand in our Relationships: a Mini Field Study!
This week on MASKulinity, we ask some (new and native) New Yorkers to explore what they've learned about masculinity in relationships and what it can expand into. What does it look like to let those notions go and what's expected from a partner? Can one be a man's man and be vulnerable? We also get into whether women actually practice what they preach when they say they want vulnerable men! Tune. In.
43 minutes | Sep 18, 2019
Relationships: Behind the MASK of Stoicism
This week on MASKulinity, we are joined by Robert Kandell, business coach, MANtor, author of the book unHIDDEN: a Book for Men and Those Confused by Them. In this episode, we continue to explore how emotional stoicism impacts relationships. Whether it's a sexless relationship, being disconnected, there is an undercurrent of maskulinity hindering authenticity and vulnerability. Robert Kandell walks us through some practical tools for men, contextualizing the shift in gender roles: have men been empowered to deal with these changes?? How can men to rise up to meet women's new power, and women create safe spaces for men to share themselves? Tune in!
36 minutes | Aug 21, 2019
We’re talking about relationships! It’s a new day these days! We’re looking at masculinity in a whole new way. But how has that affected our intimate relationships? MASKulinity is asking all the questions…Does the performance of masculinity drive a wedge in relationships? What’s behind masculine partners being emotionless? Do expectations of traditional manhood allow men to be supported in relationships? We’re going in. Send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
56 minutes | Aug 2, 2019
How Did We Learn About Sex? A Mini Field Study!
This week, we continue with our sex module and a few responsible citizens join MASKulinity for our first mini field study, to lend their thoughts and experiences with sex! We discuss how humans learn about sex, and the impact that early messaging can have on our understandings of what sexual partners should provide. What is expected of masculine partners and feminine partners during sex, and is it possible to keep patriarchy out of the bedroom?! We get into it all of it this week on MASKulinity! Shout out to our participants! Send questions to email@example.com
62 minutes | Jul 11, 2019
From Contraception to Reproductive Health, it's all about Sex Ed, with Wazina Zondon and Andrew Stern
MASKulinity Podcast is back and continues with the sex module this week. Following all the commotion about abortion bans, Sex educator and performance artist Wazina Zondon, and former COO of the National Institute of Reproductive Health (not Rights!) Andrew Stern, join the show this week to examine men's understanding of their role in reproduction and in reproductive rights.
46 minutes | Jun 26, 2019
Sex Conundrums, with Zat Baraka
MASKulinity is still talking about sex. This time with an expert. Zat Baraka, men's life and sex coach, joins Samantha and Remoy this week to share what men deal with when it comes to sex. The three explore how men's relationships to their bodies and more specifically to their sex abilities play into performing masculinity and how embracing a new perspective on masculinity can lead to freedom and great sex for them and their partners! Tune in for some tips on how to support your masculine partners as well!
18 minutes | Jun 13, 2019
*Season 3* (Finally!) Let's Talk About Sex
Samantha and Remoy are back!! This season MASKulinity focuses on deconstructing the performance of masculinity in specific spaces and aspects of life, starting with S.E.X. Our culture has such shame around it and before they talk to the experts this season, Samantha and Remoy share their own experiences and how they've come to grips with the ways they personally have been complicit in upholding maskulinity through sex.
40 minutes | May 17, 2019
Fatherhood, Performance and Labor: A Family Portrait, with Gregory Pardlo
Continuing with fatherhood this preseason, Remoy and Samantha meld minds with Pulitzer prize winning-author Greg Pardlo, on his book Air Traffic: A Memoir of Ambition and Manhood in America. His father was one of the 11,000 air traffic controllers fired by Ronald Reagan in 1981, and with this book, Pardlo paints a vivid picture of his family life growing up, providing intimate insight into the connection between masculinity and labor in American society with the fallout of his father's career. The three look at the intersection blackness, masculinity and labor, then addiction, and how a man's sense of self can be based on everything outside of himself.
36 minutes | Mar 24, 2019
MASKulinity Live at First Person Plural!
MASKulinity's first live show!! Samantha and Remoy had the amazing opportunity to talk about masculinity and fatherhood at First Person Plural, alongside poets and historians! Friend of the show, Mark Pagán, joins them to deepen the question of fatherhood and father figures. Have a listen for a thoughtful conversation on what fatherhood means for them and in their lives. The group also opens up about what it looks like to apply this new consciousness in real life and challenging themselves to walk the talk!
62 minutes | Sep 24, 2018
Special Episode! Getting Free, with Darnell Moore
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 face our complicity and hold ourselves accountable by receiving others with love no matter what. Darnell outlines how collective accountability can break men free of the cage that is maskulinity and exposes the loneliness black queer men can experience due to our supremacist notions of manhood.
44 minutes | Sep 3, 2018
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 are, check out this compilation of notable moments from Season 2! These aren't all of the notable moments, but it's great food for thought.
58 minutes | Aug 10, 2018
*Season Finale* Is it just Other Men who Need Help?, with Mark Pagán
49 minutes | Aug 2, 2018
It's Time to Loosen the Grip on Reproductive Freedom, with Heidi Sieck
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 behind pro-choice candidates. Heidi reveals that the US is actually 70% pro-choice and that patriarchal control maintains the facade. They stress the importance of creating a culture shift where sex is no longer shameful to talk about to come away from sexual suppression which impacts health.
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