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31 minutes | 6 days ago
Slaughterhouse Five – Bookcast #24
Slaughterhouse Five (1969) by Kurt Vonnegut Centering on the World War II firebombing of Dresden, Germany, the novel is the result of what Kurt Vonnegut witnessed as an American prisoner of war. It combines historical fiction, science fiction, autobiography, and satire – telling the story of Billy Pilgrim, a barber’s son turned draftee turned optometrist … Continue reading Slaughterhouse Five – Bookcast #24 at We Are Superior Men.
60 minutes | 20 days ago
The Power of No – TSMP #58
Matt and Jay discuss The Power of No, why men are genetically built for leadership, the critical need for boundaries, how setting limits will make your life better in every way, why we need to fight, and much more! We’re very excited to announce our books “Sexual Magnetism” “The WASM Dating Handbook” and “Secrets of Sensual Massage” Want to try before you buy? We have free samples of each book you can download on our store!Buy our books Amazon! Want to spend NO money? All three books are now available on Kindle Unlimited for free! Do you love books? Then you need to listen to our book review podcast “The Superior Men Bookcast”! Our newest episode “Slaughterhouse Five” is coming May 11th. For faster access, tell your mobile assistant or smart speaker “Play ‘The Superior Men Podcast’!” The Power of No First off: What is Masculinity? Lots of definitions out thereWebsters DictionaryModern/Feminist news mediaCulture you grow up with (Race/Religion/Community/Family/Group of Friends)Everyone’s personal opinions & beliefs Our definition of Masculinity @WASMThe truth is, opinions are like assholes – Everyone has one. That’s why we focus on FACTS and Science. Masculinity comes from the Latin masculus (“male, manly”), originally mās “male”.So what is “male”? The counterpart of “female.”The short version: What does Masculinity and Femininity look like? Watch boys and girls behaving without parental input. What is the Power of No? With all this in mind, let’s dig into our first topic in our Masculine Philosophy series – “The Power of No”What is The Power of No?Simply put, it’s the ability to set solid, unbreakable boundaries – and, when necessary, enforce those boundariesWhy is “No” so important?“No” differentiates between who you ARE and who you AREN’T“No” lets other people know what you WILL do and what you WON’T doExamples of “No”“No” determines the border to your property Area that’s open for the public vs Your private property (aka Trespassing)“No” defines the rules of lawTaking food samples at Costco is encouraged… Taking electronics at Costco is not“No” describes the requirements for your jobIf you work at Starbucks and your shift starts at 5:30am, showing up at 7am is not acceptable. Honestly, even getting there at 5:35 for more than a few shifts is not going to end well.“No” determines acceptable social interactionsIf you made a joke about your friend being fat and he laughed and teased you back then you’re cool; if you made a joke about your co-worker being fat and she started crying and reported you to management, not so much. Why Men Need The Power of No Hey wait you chauvinists. “The Power of No” is obviously a useful skill for everyone, both men and women. Why do you include it in Masculine Philosophy and not just Human Philosophy?Great Q: The answer is because, again, Men and Women are different. Or rather, Men and Women SHOULD BE different. Our current culture seems hell bent on smushing the two genders into one androgynous, amorphous blob with boys and girls both wearing skirts and lipstick, or business suits, or leather boots and high-waisted jeans.It’s about Masculinity vs Femininity: Men are genetically built to say “No”, Women are not“No” is fighting word. “No” is a word that inherently requires conflict. Telling someone “No” means you are about to abruptly change the nature of the relationship, whether they like it or not.Feminine women dislike conflict but Masculine men enjoy it. Not only do masculine men not have a problem with conflict, they are excited by the opportunity to have a challenging interaction with someone, to compete and to win.“No” is a word of leadershipMasculinity is inherently driven to success and victory. Masculinity pursues competitiveness, aggressiveness and excellence, and constantly desires to become stronger and more powerful.Femininity does not have ambitious drives like masculinity but rather has her own mysterious set of desires, including beauty, friendship, love, spirituality, creating a family, bringing people together and building and maintaining a community. Because of this drive for success, Masculinity is naturally suited to increasingly influential positions of power and leadership (which coincidentally gives femininity the opportunity to use that money and power to benefit her family, friends and community.)“No” directs traffic. “No” keeps everyone in line. “No” distributes appropriate punishment if needed. “No” maintains a standard for the household. “No” explains to everyone that you are in charge and they are under your direction.Women inherently dislike conflict and directly saying “No” is something they prefer not to do. It’s not that she’s unable or unwilling to say No, it’s just that she knows it’s probably going to hurt the person she says No to – and also herself – and hurting others is very uncomfortable for femininity. As we’ve already stated, Masculinity feels very differently about conflict and is more than happy to accept the challenge. Masculinity accepts that there are some uncomfortable feelings but he does not make his decisions based solely on those feelings but on what he believes is best for everyone long-term. TL;DR – Masculinity is inherently suited to saying “No”, Femininity is inherently more uncomfortable with saying “No” When “No” means “Maybe” or “Yes” “The Power of No” is not just understanding how and when to say No so that we are able to accomplish all of our goals.It’s also knowing when to ignore when someone else says “No”This is a challenging subject that we’ll dig into more later but here’s the essenceThere are certain circumstances when you hear the word “No” where someone doesn’t actually mean No. Some examples include:You’re feeling fat and lazy and your friend wants to get you to go work out. You make excuses and tell him “No, go away” but you actually would like him to help.Someone is clearly distraught and needs your support so you ask if you can help and they say “No” but of course they do need you and so you help them.You’re role-playing with a woman (yes of course you got a signed waiver first) and you’re slapping her with a rubber chicken and she’s saying “No! Stop!” but she is clearly enjoying the chicken slapping (or whatever your particular kink may be. We’re not here to judge). There are many, many times in a man’s life where rejection must be overcome to achieve success. Learning to, when appropriate, push through someone else’s “No”s until you get “Yes” is a critical conflict skill for men. The Most Important Areas In Your Life To Set Limits HealthWeight Loss, Food quality, Working Out, FlexibilityMoneyInvestments, Expenses, Insurance, Side Gigs, Sex & RelationshipFrequency, Quality, Intimacy, Fun, AdventurePeace of MindTime Alone, Recreation, Meditation, SpiritualityYour PurposeYour Vision for Your Future, Your Beliefs, Your Capacity, Your LegacyFriendshipsYour Support System, Building Blocks of Your Character, The Quality and Character of the Men In Your Life, The Amount of Fun (or Whiny Bitch Sessions) You Have, FamilyYour creation, Your connection, Your source of strength, Your safe place
31 minutes | a month ago
Beyond Order – Bookcast #23
Beyond Order (2021) by Jordan Peterson In 12 Rules for Life, clinical psychologist and celebrated professor at Harvard and the University of Toronto Dr. Jordan B. Peterson helped millions of readers impose order on the chaos of their lives. Now, in this bold sequel, Peterson delivers twelve more lifesaving principles that build on the ideas of his first volume. While chaos, in excess, threatens us with instability and anxiety, unchecked order can petrify us into submission. Beyond Order provides a call to balance these two fundamental principles of reality itself, and guides us along the straight and narrow path that divides them. Read and listen to “Beyond Order” on Amazon! We’re very excited to announce our books “Sexual Magnetism,” “The WASM Dating Handbook” and “Secrets of Sensual Massage” are now available! Follow these links to get your copies of “Sexual Magnetism,” “The WASM Dating Handbook” and “Secrets of Sensual Massage” on Amazon.com. Want more great books? Check out our MUST READ LIST! “Beyond Order” Show Notes What this book is aboutWhat does everyone in the modern world need to know? Peterson attempts to distill the most valuable, practical knowledge of thousands of years down into a single book What Peterson sets out to do / Purpose of the bookTo teach 12 more rules to improve your mindset, philosophy and paradigm The intended audience of the bookWho will benefit mostAnyone who wants to understand why people do what they doAnyone who wants to improve their philosophy and paradigmsAnyone who wants to get better at lifeAnyone who likes learningWho probably WON’T like “Beyond Order”People who don’t want to think too muchPeople who aren’t ready to work on themselvesClosed-minded peopleHardcore feminists How does this book specifically benefit Men? Do Men need to read this book? Why?Men like blueprints, rules and structureBeyond Order is about creating a pro-active life plan and choosing solid boundaries and core values to build your life upon How easy is the book to read?Challenging, highly rewarding readingPrint: 382 pages (12-14 hours)Audio: 13 hours 11 minutes Reviews and significance of “Beyond Order”2,567 reviews — 4.9 Stars (in just over a month)Best Sellers Rank: #43 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)#4 in Popular Applied Psychology#5 in Philosophy of Ethics & Morality#9 in Success Self-HelpAudible: 2523 reviews, 4.9 stars Book-to-Movie TranslationN/A Translation to EnglishN/A Bio of Jordan PetersonDr. Peterson is a Canadian clinical psychologist, cultural critic, and professor of psychology Raised in the frigid wastelands of Northern Alberta He’s been a dishwasher, gas jockey, bartender, short-order cook, beekeeper, oil derrick bit re-tipper, plywood mill laborer and railway line worker. 1993 – 1997 teacher and researcher at Harvard University as an assistant and an associate professor in the psychology department. Afterwards, he returned to Canada and took up his current post at the University of Toronto.In 1999, Routledge published Peterson’s now-classic first book “Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief.” In 2013, Peterson began recording his lectures for YouTube. His YouTube channel has 2.3 Million subscribers and his videos have received hundreds of millions of views.Also created “The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast” with dozens of academic and celebrity guests such as Camille Paglia, Martin Daly, Ben Shapiro, Steven Pinker and many others. After the worldwide success of “12 Rules for Life,” Peterson has been in demand as a lecturer throughout the world, as well as appearing on hundreds of television and radio shows and podcasts.Peterson has also flown a carbon-fiber stunt plane, piloted a racing sailboat around Alcatraz, explored meteors with astronauts in Arizona and wrote the new forward to the 50th anniversary edition of “The Gulag Archipelago,” ……plus he has a lovely wife, two kids and and two grandkidsThe dude is epic Major Themes of the Book“Do not carelessly denigrate social institutions or creative achievement.”“Imagine who you could be and then aim single-mindedly at that.”“Do not hide unwanted things in the fog.”“Notice that opportunity lurks where responsibility has been abdicated.”“Do not do what you hate.”“Abandon ideology.”“Work as hard as you possibly can on at least one thing and see what happens.”“Try to make one room in your home as beautiful as possible.”“If old memories still upset you, write them down carefully and completely.”“Plan and work diligently to maintain the romance in your relationship.”“Do not allow yourself to become resentful, deceitful, or arrogant.”“Be grateful in spite of your suffering.” Are you excited to read “Beyond Order” by Jordan Peterson? Pick a your copy on Amazon and Audible now!
69 minutes | 2 months ago
12 Rules For Life – TSMP #57
Matt and Jay discuss 12 Rules For Life and why Jordan Peterson’s unique blend of psychology, wisdom and practical advice will transform your life – if you’re willing to do the work. We’re very excited to announce our books “Sexual Magnetism” “The WASM Dating Handbook” and “Secrets of Sensual Massage” Want to try before you buy? We have free samples of each book you can download on our store!Buy our books Amazon! Want to spend NO money? All three books are now available on Kindle Unlimited for free! Do you love books? Then you need to listen to our book review podcast “The Superior Men Bookcast”! Our newest episode “Beyond Order” is coming April 13th. For faster access, tell your mobile assistant or smart speaker “Play ‘The Superior Men Podcast’!” Quick bio of Jordan Peterson Dr. Peterson has spent the last forty years as a clinical psychologist, professor at Harvard and University of Toronto, cultural critic, author and lecturer. In 2013, Peterson began recording his lectures for his popular YouTube channel. He currently has over 3.5 million subscribers (March 2021) and his videos have hundreds of millions of views.After the international success of “12 Rules for Life (5 million copies sold),” Peterson has been in high demand as a lecturer throughout the world, as well as appearing on hundreds of television and radio shows and podcasts. Jordan Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life…aka An Antidote to Chaos Stand up straight with your shoulders backTreat yourself like someone you are responsible for helpingMake friends with people who want the best for youCompare yourself to who you were yesterday, not to who someone else is todayDo not let your children do anything that makes you dislike themSet your house in perfect order before you criticize the worldPursue what is meaningful (not what is expedient)Tell the truth – or, at least, don’t lieAssume that the person you are listening to might know something you don’tBe precise in your speechDo not bother children when they are skateboardingPet a cat when you encounter one on the street
31 minutes | 2 months ago
Greenlights – Bookcast #22
Greenlights (2020) by Matthew McConaughey The academy-award winning actor takes 35 years worth of journals and condenses them all down into his life story and his philosophy of success. In his own words: “If you know how, and when, to deal with life’s challenges—how to get relative with the inevitable—you can enjoy a state of success I call ‘catching greenlights.’” Read and listen to “Greenlights” on Amazon! We’re very excited to announce our books “Sexual Magnetism,” “The WASM Dating Handbook” and “Secrets of Sensual Massage” are now available! Follow these links to get your copies of “Sexual Magnetism,” “The WASM Dating Handbook” and “Secrets of Sensual Massage” on Amazon.com. Want more great books? Check out our MUST READ LIST! “Greenlights” Show Notes What this book is aboutThis is McConaughey’s unconventional memoir filled with raucous stories, outlaw wisdom, and lessons learned the hard way about living with greater satisfaction What McConaughey sets out to do / Purpose of the bookTo teach people how to be more courageous and overcome fear, demonstrate what love looks like, and offer some great tips on how to get more out of life The intended audience of the bookWho will benefit mostAnyone who loves a good story and good writingAnyone who wants to know more about the famous actorAnyone who loves cool, weird and unpredictable adventure stories(Audio version) Anyone who enjoys listening to McConaughey talkWho probably WON’T like “Greenlights”People who don’t like HollywoodPeople who don’t like alcohol, drugs or sexPeople who get weirded out when guys talk explicitly about their wet dreamsPeople who have never seen a Matthew McConaughey movie (is there anyone?) How does this book specifically benefit Men? Do Men need to read this book? Why?Absolutely a book written by a man. No bullshit. Plenty of ass-kicking. Good coming-of-age stories. Great examples of fierce – but loving – fatherhood and brotherhood. Great adventures, fights, sex, spiritual enlightenment, love….this book has it all. How easy is the book to read?Easy to read…unless you are highly conservative. Plenty of F-bombs, drunken adventures and naked bongo playing.Print: 288 pages (5-6 hours to read)Audio: 6 hours 47 minutes – Read by Matthew McConaughey Reviews and significance of “Greenlights”30,031 reviews — 4.7 Stars… This book is HUGE right now.Hardback:#1 in Actor & Entertainer Biographies#6 in Personal Transformation Self-HelpKindle:#2 in Philosophy & Spiritual Growth#3 in Spiritual Growth Self-HelpAudible:#1 in ALL Audible Books#1 in Personal Development#1 in Self-Help#1 in Biographies of Celebrities Book-to-Movie / Book-to-Play TranslationN/A Bio of Matthew McConaugheyMatthew David McConaughey (born Nov 4, 1969 – Age 51) Mother was a kindergarten teacher, father ran a pipe-drilling supply business. Parents were divorced twice and remarried three times…to each other.Went to University of Texas, originally planned to be a lawyer but changed to film.Breakout role was the character Wooderson in the classic 70s movie “Dazed and Confused”…McConaughey improvised almost all his linesHe finagled his way into the male lead in the movie “A Time to Kill” based on the John Grisham legal thriller. “A Time to Kill” was his first hit movie.Over the next several decades McConaughey became increasingly famous and starred in many hit movies including “Contact” with Jodie Foster, “Amistad” with Anthony Hopkins, “The Wedding Planner” with Jennifer Lopez, “Wolf of Wall Street” with DiCaprio and many others. In 2013 he played the HIV-positive character Ron Woodruff in the movie “Dallas Buyer’s Club,” winning the Academy Award for best actor. McConaughey lost 50lbs for the role. In 2014 Time magazine added McConaughey to their “100 Most Influential People In the World” listPublished “Greenlights” in October of 2020 – already sold over a million copiesAs of March 2021 he officially confirmed he is “considering running for governor of Texas in 2022” Major Themes of the BookJournaling is an Investment in YourselfYour Parents Did the Best They CouldChallenge Yourself to Take Calculated RisksYou Can Live a Big Life Without a Big House Full of StuffDon’t Half-Ass ItEverything Is RelativeStop thinking things are UNBELIEVABLE Jay and Matt’s Opinions
57 minutes | 3 months ago
Conscious Eating Part 2: Unconscious Eating – TSMP #56
Matt and Jay discuss UNConscious Eating …etc etc…and how it will help you create great meals, lose weight, feel better and transform your life. We’re very excited to announce our books “Sexual Magnetism” “The WASM Dating Handbook” and “Secrets of Sensual Massage” Want to try before you buy? We have free samples of each book you can download on our store!Buy our books Amazon! Want to spend NO money? All three books are now available on Kindle Unlimited for free! Do you love books? Then you need to listen to our book review podcast “The Superior Men Bookcast”! Our newest episode “Greenlights” is coming March 16th. For faster access, tell your mobile assistant or smart speaker “Play ‘The Superior Men Podcast’!” WASM Article: “One Meal a Day” WASM Article: “Rethink the 3 Macros – The P/E Diet” Conclusion: Use Conscious Eating and Meal Prep to improve your life today!
31 minutes | 3 months ago
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Bookcast #21
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1962) by Ken Kesey Ken Kesey’s hero is Randle P. McMurphy, a boisterous, brawling, fun-loving rebel who swaggers into the world of a mental hospital and takes over. McMurphy rallies the other patients around him by challenging the dictatorship of Nurse Ratched. But this defiance, which starts as a sport, soon develops into an all-out war between Nurse Ratched, backed by the full power of authority, and McMurphy, who has only his own indomitable will. Read and listen to “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” on Amazon! We’re very excited to announce our books “Sexual Magnetism,” “The WASM Dating Handbook” and “Secrets of Sensual Massage” are now available to download on our website! Special listener discount: Use promo code PODCAST to save 25% off ALL our books!Want to try before you buy? We have free samples of each book you can download at our store!Prefer Amazon? We have you covered! Follow these links to get your copies of “Sexual Magnetism,” “The WASM Dating Handbook” and “Secrets of Sensual Massage” on Amazon.com. Want more great books? Check out our MUST READ LIST! “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” Show Notes What this book is aboutThe story of a group of men in an insane asylum and a new patient named McMurphy who sets out to convince the men they deserve a better life What Kesey sets out to do / Purpose of the bookTo teach people how to be more courageous and overcome fear, to offer insight into the fine line between “sanity” and “insanity” and to demonstrate what sacrifice looks like The intended audience of the bookWho will benefit mostAnyone who is curious about the inside of a mental institutionAnyone who loved the movie and wants more detailAnyone who thinks they might be crazyWho probably WON’T like “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”People who only watch the Hallmark channelPeople who need the world to have a strong sense of order and structureHypochondriacs How easy is the book to read?Very easy reading wise Print: ~80 pages (90 minutes)Audiobook: 90 minutes Reviews and significance of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” Fairly easy reading wise. Although Kesey has a somewhat abrupt and abstract style, his writing is often poetic and is enjoyable to read. Some of the subject matter is troubling, especially as the story progresses.Print: 332 pages (about 8 hours to read)Audio: 10 hours 32 minutes – 50th Anniversary edition read by John C. Reilly (highly recommended)Amazon Reviews: 4,578 reviews — 4.7 StarsKindle:#138 in Literary Satire Fiction#271 in Classic American FictionAudible:#92 in Classic Literature #110 in Psychological Thrillers Book-to-Movie / Book-to-Play Translation All translations of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest have been highly successful. The book came first (1962), then it was made into a popular stage play (1963) then the movie with Jack Nicholson (1975). The stage play has been produced successfully multiple times over the last 50 years. The movie version in 1975 won all five major academy awards (Actor, Actress, Screenplay, Director, Producer) and was the biggest movie of the year. Bio of Ken Kesey Kenneth Elton Kesey (1935 – 2001) was a novelist, essayist, short story writer, college professor Kesey was a champion wrestler in high school and college in the 174-pound weight division. He almost qualified to be on the Olympic team, but a serious shoulder injury stopped his wrestling career. He remains “ranked in the top 10 of Oregon Wrestling’s all time winning percentage.”In 1956 he eloped with his high-school sweetheart Norma “Faye” Haxby. They had known each other since 7th grade. Ken and Faye had three kids and were married 45 years until his death in 2001. Additionally, with the blessing of Faye, Kesey fathered another child Sunshine Kesey with one of their friends Carolyn “Mountain Girl” Adams. Sunshine was raised by Carolyn and Jerry Garcia, Sunshine’s step-father.For several years Kesey tried – and failed – to be an actor in Los AngelesIn college he often clashed with professors and was rejected or kicked out of many programs for his “unstable” personality. But Kesey was relentless and talented and he soon ended up living and writing at Stanford with multiple grants and scholarships.While at Stanford, Kesey volunteered to take part in what turned out to be a secret, CIA-financed study called Project MKULTRA at the Menlo Park Veterans’ Hospital where he worked as a night aide. The project studied the effects of psychedelic drugs, particularly LSD, psilocybin, mescaline and cocaine on people.His drug experiences and time at the veteran’s hospital inspired him to write “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”Kesey had various run-ins with the law during his life. In one famous incident in 1965 he was arrested in California and in an attempt to mislead police, Kesey faked suicide by having friends leave his truck on a cliffside road along with an elaborate suicide note. Kesey fled to Mexico in the back of a friend’s car. He eventually returned to the US and was caught by the police and sentenced to 6 month in jail. Kesey wrote in every medium, including five novels, a play, many short stories, a children’s book and dozens of essays and articles for magazines like Rolling Stone and Esquire. He was also one of the first famous authors to write and publish a “blog” in the early 90s. Major Themes of the Book Sanity v. InsanityInstitutional Control vs. Human DignitySocial Pressure and ShameThe Combine: Machine, Nature, and ManEmasculation and Sexuality
57 minutes | 4 months ago
Conscious Eating Part 1: Meal Prep – TSMP #55
Matt and Jay discuss Conscious Eating and how it will help you create great meals, lose weight, feel better and transform your life. Plus meal creation, instant pots, eating boring food, the secret value of your freezer and much more! We’re very excited to announce our books “Sexual Magnetism” “The WASM Dating Handbook” and “Secrets of Sensual Massage” are now available to download on our website! Special listener discount: Use promo code PODCAST to save 25% off ALL our books!Want to try before you buy? We have free samples of each book you can download on our store!Buy our books Amazon! Want to spend NO money? All three books are now available on Kindle Unlimited for free! Do you love books? Then you need to listen to our book review podcast “The Superior Men Bookcast”! Our newest episode “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” is coming February 16th. For faster access, tell your mobile assistant or smart speaker “Play ‘The Superior Men Podcast’!” Ep. 55 – Conscious Eating Part 1: Meal Prep Conscious Eating Super brief definition of Conscious Eating: “Eating on Purpose – Not accidentally”Definition of UNConscious Eating: “Anytime you mentally go on autopilot and put food in your head hole without calculating how it will affect your health, energy level, alertness, satisfaction and the physical shape that you want.” Meal Prep Best solution for Conscious Eating is Meal PrepWhat is Meal prep? In short, it means preparing multiple meals ahead of timeMeal prep is a huge part of meal planning and meal planning is really THE foundation of conscious eating Old saying “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail” – 100% true for eating. “If you fail to meal plan, you’re planning to fail on your goal of eating consciously.”Tools:Freezer, Instant pot, Crock pot, or just OG, with fire and a stick.Internet – search recipes that work for your diet, and family size.Amazon: Our choice for an Instant Pot 5 Steps to Meal Prep Step 1. Create a rough menu for the week Focus: Think about building your meals around protein and fat and then accessorizingCaution: If you’re highly motivated and OCD you might be tempted to make a menu for the entire month but be careful – It’s very easy to get overwhelmed! It’s much better to start small so we recommend sticking with one week at a time for now.Step 2. Choose meals that you can prepare in bulk and then freeze (ie Roasts, Casseroles, Meat dishes, etc)Focus: Plan 2-3 bulk meals that will cover at least three lunches and three dinners for all the members of your family.Caution: Don’t make anything too fancy at this point. You’ll be spending a lot of time prepping at the beginning and you don’t want to get burned out.Step 3. Finalize your menu and then buy all the food you’re going to eat for the week in one shopping tripFocus: Once you’re at the store, start by buying all the ingredients for your bulk meals and then buy everything elseCaution: Try not to buy too many impulse buy junk foods to your shopping cart. The goal here is to start training yourself to only eat food based on your meal plan – aka Conscious EatingStep 4. As soon as possible when you get home, prepare your bulk meals for the week and freeze themFocus: Unless you have a strange schedule, weekends are the best for meal prepCaution: If this is your first time meal prepping you may find yourself exhausted fairly quickly. Wine and good music can be helpful. Ditto healthy(ish) snacks.Step 5. During the week, defrost your new frozen meals as needed, warm them up and Voila! Delicious meals in minutes that are custom-tailored for your dietary wants and needsFocus: On a daily basis you can accessorize your meals with salads, cooked veggies, fruits, cottage cheese, yogurt, nuts, seeds, portion-controlled desserts, mineral waters, etc, etc. based on your weekly menu optionsCaution: Don’t worry if you need to change your menu during the week. The first month or so is all about adaptation and finding what works for you, your partner and your family Benefits of Meal Prep Will help you lock in your macros – most guys don’t get enough protein and eat WAY too many carbs WASM Articles: The Carbohydrates, The Proteins and The Fats Control portion sizes – you can’t keep eating if there isn’t anything left.It will help make sure you enjoy your mealsIf you love your meals then you will look forward to eating food that’s good for youThis may be THE best way to losing weight/gaining muscle/feeling more alert/increasing energy/etc etc If possible, plan meal prep with your partner (ideally have them do it all for you lol) Jay’s Tips On Meal Prep: Personally I buy everything in bulk and then bag it up for workCurrent go-to is Cajun ground Turkey sautéed w/various veggies. I eat it at least 4x week and it’s greatI can (and do) eat the same meal A LOT. Not everyone can. Adapt accordingly.I love having high-quality bread on hand and then four or five options for sandwiches. Ditto lettuce+veggies+dressings for salads.When it comes to meal prep, fridge is useful – freezer is amazing Matt’s Tips On Meal Prep: Wife prepping Instant pot meals ahead (examples), and freezing them in a ziploc for quick family meals Prep for me – planning the meal and the timing – I need variety in my food – I can’t eat the same thing – or I just look for something convenient. OMAD, or 4/24 IF works well for me WASM Article: “One Meal a Day” Or P/E Ideal bodyweight in LBS = the grams of protein per day. >50 grams carbs, Ideally >30 grams. And less than the difference of protein-carbs = max fat per day. (example 150 lb target weight = 150 grams protein, 50 g carbs, then 100 grams of fat – to maintain, lower carbs and fat to lose weight, increase carbs/fat to gain weight. WASM Article: “Rethink the 3 Macros – The P/E Diet” Conclusion: Use Conscious Eating and Meal Prep to improve your life today!
31 minutes | 4 months ago
The Art of War – Bookcast #20
The Art of War (~500 B.C.) by Sun Tzu The Art of War (Sunzi bingfa) is a 5th-century BC military treatise written by the Chinese strategist Sun-Tzu (aka Sunzi or Sun Wu). Covering all aspects of warfare, it seeks to advise commanders on how to prepare, mobilize, attack, defend, and treat the vanquished. Read and listen to “The Art of War” on Amazon! We’re very excited to announce our books “Sexual Magnetism,” “The WASM Dating Handbook” and “Secrets of Sensual Massage” are now available to download on our website! Special listener discount: Use promo code PODCAST to save 25% off ALL our books!Want to try before you buy? We have free samples of each book you can download at our store!Prefer Amazon? We have you covered! Follow these links to get your copies of “Sexual Magnetism,” “The WASM Dating Handbook” and “Secrets of Sensual Massage” on Amazon.com. Want more great books? Check out our MUST READ LIST! “The Art of War” Show Notes What this book is aboutCompletely redefining war and the attributes a warrior and a general should have.What Sun Tzu sets out to do / Purpose of the bookCreating a new rulebook on war. Previously war had been for noblemen and was more of a game and show of wealth than anything.The intended audience of the bookWho will benefit mostMilitary historiansStrategy loversWho probably WON’T like “Art of War”HippiesLovers of flowing, richly detailed stories. 5:30 – How easy is the book to read? Very easy reading wise Print: ~80 pages (90 minutes)Audiobook: 90 minutes Free version of “The Art of War” available online 6:00 – Reviews and significance of “The Art of War” The most popular book on military tactics ever writtenMost popular Chinese book world wide 8:30 – Bio of Sun Tzu Sun Tzu was a military strategist, general and advisorTzu came from the State of Qi and lived during the Spring and Autumn Period of Chinese history (770 BC – 476 BC)This was a tumultuous time in Chinese history when different states battled for dominanceAn occupation that found much demand during this period of intense warfare and military innovation Sun Tzu fled the state of Qi before and invasion to the realm of the Wu. The Wu king appointed Sun Tzu as a general in his armyAfter a victorious military career Sun Tzu had become a heroic figure to the Wu He then summarized his military experiences, which he had gained in the wars during the final phase of spring and autumn.Not more details about his life 12:00 – Major Themes of the Book Chapter 1: Laying PlansChapter 2: Waging WarChapter 3: Attack by StrategyChapter 4: Tactical DispositionsChapter 5: Use of EnergyChapter 6: Weak Points and StrongChapter 7: ManeuveringChapter 8: Variation of TacticsChapter 9: The Army on the MarcChapter 10: Classification of TerrainChapter 11: The Nine SituationsChapter 12: The Attack by FireChapter 13: The Use of Spies 16:30 – Jay’s and Matt’s Perspectives
62 minutes | 4 months ago
20 Lessons From 2020 – TSMP #54
Matt and Jay discuss the valuable lessons from 2020 they’ve learned from the chaos, including how to get fat quickly, how to co-author a book without murdering your cousin, family leadership during a crisis, the value of great whiskey, the dangers of Big Brother and much more! We’re very excited to announce our books “Sexual Magnetism” “The WASM Dating Handbook” and “Secrets of Sensual Massage” are now available to download on our website! Special listener discount: Use promo code PODCAST to save 25% off ALL our books!Want to try before you buy? We have free samples of each book you can download on our store! Do you love books? Then you need to listen to our book review podcast “The Superior Men Bookcast”! Our newest episode “The Art of War” is coming January 19th. For faster access, tell your mobile assistant or smart speaker “Play ‘The Superior Men Podcast’!” Ep. 54 – 20 Lessons From 2020 Jay’s 10 Lessons from 2020 It’s much easier to KEEP doing something than to START doing somethingThere’s ALWAYS a good excuse for not doing things.If you don’t EVOLVE you will DEVOLVE Always have one (and only one) scary, badass goal you’re working towards. S.M.A.R.T. goals are CRITICAL to accomplishing any big goal Vacations are WAY more valuable than I gave them credit forGo camping. Backpacking even better. Do it. All men need to go camping regularly.Women are a great ADDITION to your life…but if they ARE your life, you’re fucked.Don’t watch the news. Seriously. Don’t watch it.Consider using Ground.news to give yourself a broader appealConsciously control your social media feed. Add good, curious, compassionate, positive people. Eliminate drama hungry emotional vampires. Matt’s 10 Lessons from 2020 Editing a book is HARD, and takes foreverEmbrace ChangeThink for yourself, Question AuthorityI learned a lot about the 1918 Spanish FluBe the leader, family will follow.How differently people react to pandemicBig brother is not there to protect youElection system is very fragile, and easy to lose confidence in.Keep your life consistent despite adversityContinue to help others, now maybe more than ever. CONCLUSION: 2020 was a RESET year. Adapt your thinking accordingly. You’re not the same. Nobody is the same. That’s not a bad thing. Don’t focus on the bullshit and garbage – focus on what you learned and use it to make yourself smarter, stronger and even more Superior for 2021!
31 minutes | 5 months ago
50 Shades of Grey – Bookcast #19
50 Shades of Grey (2011) by E.L. James When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is handsome, brilliant, and intimidating. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty and sharp wit, Grey admits he wants her too—but he is a man tormented by demons and consumed by the need to control. When the couple embarks on a daring, passionately physical affair, Ana discovers Christian Grey’s secrets and explores her own dark desires. Read and listen to “50 Shades of Grey” on Amazon! We’re very excited to announce our books “Sexual Magnetism” “The WASM Dating Handbook” and “Secrets of Sensual Massage” are now available to download on our website! Special listener discount: Use promo code PODCAST to save 25% off ALL our books!Want to try before you buy? We have free samples of each book you can download on our store! Want more great books? Check out our MUST READ LIST! “50 Shades of Grey” Show Notes 2:00 – Intro to “50 Shades of Grey” James has told the most famous dirty story in the world about forbidden sex, dark passion and the exploration of our deepest needsIntended audience: People who like reading porn, Anyone who has a blah sex life, Anyone who’s curious about BDSM; Anyone who wants to understand why “50 Shades” became a global phenomenonWho won’t like it: People who like great literature; People who don’t like to step outside their sexual comfort zone; Highly religious/conservative people; People who are never going to hook up with a billionaire 5:30 – How easy is the book to read? Very Easy reading wise. Could be traumatizing if you’re not into highly kinky, violent sexual acts – or fairly cheesy writing.Print: 530 pages (11-13 hours to read)Audiobook: 19 hours 45 minutes 6:00 – Reviews and significance of “50 Shades of Grey” 48,679 reviews — 3.8 Stars“50 Shades” book series has sold over 150 million copies8th most reviews for a book (out of millions of books on Amazon)Currently: #789 Amazon – Erotic Romance and Fiction#222 Amazon – Contemporary Romance#287 Amazon – Holiday Romance(??)#12 Audible – Contemporary Romance#22 Audible – Women’s Fiction 8:30 – Bio of E.L.James British author Erika Mitchell (born March 1963 – she’s 57 years old)Born to Chilean mother and Scottish father (BBC cameraman)Degree in history from University of Kent, EnglandMet husband Niall Leonard, a screenwriter and novelist, in 1987. They have two children. Worked as studio manager’s assistant at the famous “National Film and Television School” in England, then became a production executive at BBCRead the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer, became obsessed. Read multiple times, then started writing fanfiction using the web name “Snowqueens Icedragon.”Between January and August 2009 wrote two Twilight fanfiction novels “Master of the Universe 1 and 2” that served as the basis for the Fifty Shades trilogy.After the novel was edited and published in e-book form, it blew upRemained on the NYT best-seller lists for over 100 weeksQuickly became the #1 Amazon book of all time on KindleShe never wrote anything before her Twilight fanfiction.In 2012, Time magazine voted her one of the Top 100 most influential people in the worldNow oversees an empire of “50 Shades”-related merchandising, including all manner of movie tie-ins – with an emphasis on toys of all kindsShe currently has a net-worth of over $170 millionJames has written six books so far: “50 Shades of Grey” and the two sequels in the trilogy “50 Shades Darker” and “50 Shades Freed.” She’s also written two more books retelling the “50 Shades” story from the perspective of Christian Grey. James also has one more book “The Mister” 12:00 – Major Themes of the Book PowerWealthInnocence (and the end of Innocence)ViolencePast TraumaMysterySexual Exploration 16:30 – Jay’s Perspectives What did you like best about “50 Shades of Grey”? I am continually fascinated by the idea that all women have deep, mysterious sexuality that can be unlocked…if you have the right key. I also really enjoyed investigating why so many women are compelled to read about violent sexuality.Share a favorite quote (maybe 2). Why did this quote(s) stand out?“There’s a very fine line between pleasure and pain. They are two sides of the same coin, one not existing without the other.”“This is a man in need. His fear is naked and obvious, but he’s lost. . . Somewhere in his darkness. His eyes wide and bleak and tortured. I can soothe him. Join him briefly in the darkness and bring him into the light.”What did you learn from this book / How did this book change you?I learned that millions of women around the world fantasize about very kinky thingsWhat did you like least (critique)?My biggest issue is that the writing is often cringe inducing. The book often feels like a twelve-year old is writing it. It’s the exact opposite of literature.What question(s) would you ask the author?How much of “50 Shades” is something you’ve experienced in real life – and how much is fantasy?What character, other than the main character, impacted you most and why?Christian Grey’s family. Basically all highly-successful romance stories have at least two or three highly loving “support characters” that sit in the background and make sure the main character feels valuable. They don’t get praise but they’re critical to the well-being of the protagonist. I think this is true in real life as well.Any other related/connected books that you’d recommend to others?“Beautiful Player” by Christina Lauren. An agreement between a venture capitalist and a bookish woman quickly becomes a very NSFW version of My Fair Lady. Most romance novels are overwrought and ridiculous. This book is surprisingly fun to read and actually quite sexy. 24:00 – Matt’s Perspectives What did you like best about “50 Shades of Grey”? Women’s reactions when they get caught reading this bookShare a favorite quote (maybe 2). Why did this quote(s) stand out?“Men aren’t really complicated, Ana, honey. They are very simple, literal creatures. They usually mean what they say. And we spend hours trying to analyze what they’ve said – when really it’s obvious. If I were you, I’d take him literally. That might help.”“I am going to have coffee with Christian Grey… and I hate coffee.”What did you learn from this book / How did this book change you?I learned that the editor for this book shouldn’t work againWhat did you like least? (critique)Poorly written, hello Editor. Odd lingering descriptions of things that don’t matterWhat question(s) would you ask the author?Where did this story come from? Were there personal pieces in the story – things you’ve experienced?“What character, other than the main character, impacted you most and why?”I just kept thinking, what if the roommate (Kate) didn’t have the flu, then Ana would have never met Mr Gray…Any other related/connected books that you’d recommend to others?“Leadership Strategy and Tactics: Field Manual” by Jocko Willink
66 minutes | 5 months ago
TSMP #53 – BDSM: Does She Need a Good Spanking?
Matt and Jay discuss why women are so fascinated by “50 Shades of Grey,” the rise of BDSM in popular culture and the reason 50% of women have a “rape fantasy.” Plus tips on how beginners can enjoy bondage, the value of power games, turning household objects into sex toys…and so much more! We’re very excited to announce our books “Sexual Magnetism” “The WASM Dating Handbook” and “Secrets of Sensual Massage” are now available to download on our website! Special listener discount: Use promo code PODCAST to save 25% off ALL our books!Want to try before you buy? We have free samples of each book you can download on our store! Do you love books? Then you need to listen to our book review podcast “The Superior Men Bookcast”! Our newest episode “50 Shades of Grey” is coming December 22nd! For faster access, tell your mobile assistant or smart speaker “Play ‘The Superior Men Podcast’!” Ep. 53 – BDSM: Does She Need a Good Spanking? 8:00 – Matt’s first experience with “50 Shades of Grey” – Bible thumpers thumping something else… 10:00 – The MASSIVE popularity of “50 Shades” and why it’s such a big thing 12:00 – The rise of BDSM in popular culture 13:30 – Surprising amount of kinky sex in current music: Cardi B, Billie Eilish, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj and of course the Eurythmics 16:30 – Adam and Eve online sex store has a large (and popular) “50 Shades”-themed accessories 17:30 – Studies show Canadians, Bulgarians and Americans are all interested in and play with BDSM. As for the rest of the world? “50 Shades of Grey” was translated into 60 different languages, sooo…probably them too. 19:00 – 2019 PornHub highest ranking categories: #5 “Cosplay” and #10 “FemDom” (aka Female Domination) 20:00 – Definition of BDSM: Bondage / Discipline / Domination / Submission / Sadism / Masochism 21:30 – Bondage is usually the easiest – and consequently the first – element of BDSM that most people experiment with. Starts with masks, blindfolds and silk handkerchief restraints and goes from there. 23:30 – Domination/Submission: One person in charge, the other submits to their control 24:30 – “Choreplay” – and why it rarely works 26:00 – Sadism: You enjoy giving psychological and/or physical pain to others 27:00 – Masochism: You enjoy receiving psychological and/or physical pain from others 28:30 – There’s a history of BDSM going back to at least the 5th century BC 30:00 – 4th century BC: Kama Sutra describes “4 different ways to hit someone during lovemaking” 31:00 – History of sadism and masochism: First attributed to French and Austrian noblemen 33:30 – People have considered BDSM inappropriate and deviant only in the last several hundred years 35:30 – Women buying “Bodice-Ripper” romance novels 37:30 – Psychology Today says about 50% of women confess to fantasizing about non-consensual sex (aka Rape Fantasy) 39:00 – Largest study of its kind: A 2008 sex study of nearly 20,000 Australians found that “[e]ngagement in BDSM was not significantly related to any sexual difficulties.” Not only that, but men who engaged in BDSM “scored significantly lower on a scale of psychological distress than other men.” 40:00 – The different gender needs of sexuality: Multiple recent studies show most men fantasize about dominating a woman which works for most women because they primarily fantasize about submitting to a man. 42:00 – Are you being dominant enough in your relationship? 43:30 – THE foundation of all satisfying BDSM experiences? Getting CONSENT 45:00 – To make sure power games work in the bedroom, you need to show your woman you take control in your own life 47:00 – Why lazy guys are NEVER sexy to women 48:30 – Why you MUST set up boundaries before you play with BDSM 52:00 – What is “Aftercare” and why is it critical for every couple that experiments with BDSM? 53:30 – The psychology of BDSM: Using sex to explore your psyche and deepen your relationship. Questions, fears, trust needs, etc. 55:30 – Dr. Carol Queen (author of “The Sex & Pleasure Book“) gives her suggestions for BDSM beginners just starting out 57:00 – Pre-negotiated words to use during sex – make sure to discuss ahead of time: “whore” “slut” “jerk” “pussy” “bitch” etc 58:30 – Consider where you are in relationship with woman when planning BDSM experiences 60:00 – The value of role-playing 62:30 – Bottom line if you want to play with BDSM: First work on yourself. Be the man that she can trust fully. Make sure you have excellent communication before you stay playing.Prepare to find new things in yourself – and in her.Have fun! If you’re ready to learn the exact steps to becoming sexually attractive to women, make sure to pick up a copy of our book “Sexual Magnetism” at our bookstore now! And don’t forget to use discount code PODCAST to save 25% on all our books, including “Sexual Magnetism,” “The WASM Dating Handbook” and “Secrets of Sensual Massage“!
60 minutes | 7 months ago
TSMP #52 – Fucking Harvey Weinstein (Part 2): Why Women Crave Sex with Powerful Men
Matt and Jay discuss why women crave powerful men, the problem with modern morality, is sexual harassment always wrong?, the one time you SHOULD take a woman “against her will,” the three ways you need to behave EXACTLY like Harvey Weinstein, the true danger of a sexual predator and much, much more! Our “Sexual Magnetism” … Continue reading TSMP #52 – Fucking Harvey Weinstein (Part 2): Why Women Crave Sex with Powerful Men at We Are Superior Men.
59 minutes | 7 months ago
TSMP #51 – Fucking Harvey Weinstein (Part 1): How Perceived Value Makes Women Horny
Matt and Jay discuss sexual perceived value, how to be ugly and still get chicks, the Top 3 qualities women find sexually attractive in men, MILF porn vs Regular Porn, why healthy men should ALWAYS be attracted to other women…and much, much more! Our “Sexual Magnetism” book is coming soon! We’ll be offering limited advanced copies and deep discounts but ONLY if you’ve signed up for our email list! To sign up head over to https://www.wearesuperiormen.com/join/ For faster access, tell your mobile assistant or smart speaker “Play The Superior Men Podcast!” Do you love books? Then you need to listen to our book review podcast “The Superior Men Bookcast”! Episode #19 “50 Shades of Grey” is coming November 10th! Ep. 51 – Fucking Harvey Weinstein (Part 1): How Perceived Value Makes Women Horny 9:30 – What is Perceived Value for women (aka What is attractive to women)? 11:00 – Women and men are attracted to different qualities 11:30 – Women are sexually attracted to a man with traits like leadership, confidence, aggressiveness, power, fame, good looks, big muscles, social status and others 12:30 – Men are sexually attracted to women who are generally younger (18-25 is prime), have a pretty face and have an attractive body 13:30 – Hot women will often marry ugly guys with high perceived value (money, status, successful); Handsome guys rarely marry ugly women 16:00 – MILF porn (25-30 years old), Regular porn (18-20 years old) 17:30 – The unfairness of racial aging (White vs Asian vs Black) 20:30 – “Fight or Flight” isn’t the same for men and women – Under stressful circumstances women are NOT biologically compelled to fight 23:00 – What triggers a woman’s biological desire to have sex with a man? 26:30 – Why are men sexually attracted to a pretty face, a nice body and younger age in a woman? 29:00 – Healthy men should ALWAYS be attracted to other women 31:00 – The Top 3 Perceived Values that women are attracted to in a man: 1) Attractive Presentation, 2) Power, and 3) Personality 32:30 – Body-builders look stupid wearing suits 33:00 – 1) Attractive Presentation: The first thing a woman notices when she sees a man is his fashion/grooming 34:00 – What fashion/grooming signals to a woman: He’s socially aware, he’s wearing something that flatters his body, he’s confident, he’s flashy 36:00 – Why high-level athletes always wear ridiculously flashy clothes 38:00 – Women will assess your Attractive Presentation in seconds – and she’ll do it every single time she sees you! 39:00 – The #1 quality women want on dating websites 41:00 – Women are drawn to men with a bigger body 42:30 – Men with handsome faces DO have an advantage over men with unattractive faces Fact: Attractive people have an easier life:University of Wisconsin study of over 600 CEOs: Companies with more attractive CEOs had overall higher revenue than companies with less attractive leaders. Finnish study: More attractive political candidates (of either gender) do roughly 20% better at the polls than less attractive politicians. 45:30 – Using masculine body language: Tall and Strong Posture, Tone of Voice, Eye Contact 48:00 – 2) Power: A man who is large and in-charge is going to be highly attractive to women 50:00 – A man who has multiple women interested in him is going to be highly attractive to other women – this is because of Pre-Selection Bias 51:00 – 3) Attractive Personality: A man with a sense of humor, positive, emotional control, fun, interesting – all these qualities are highly desirable to women 54:30 – Bringing a woman along for a ride is VERY valuable for her 56:00 – A man’s testosterone wants sex BEFORE a relationship, a woman’s estrogen wants sex AFTER they’re in a relationship 58:00 – Remember the Top 3 Perceived Values that women are attracted to in a man: 1) Attractive Presentation, 2) Power, and 3) Personality. If you want a woman to be attracted to you, make sure to demonstrate high Perceived Value at all times. She’s always paying attention so if you want her to want you it’s your job to send the right signals!
30 minutes | 8 months ago
Man’s Search for Meaning – Bookcast #18
Man’s Search for Meaning (1946) by Viktor Frankl Viktor Frankl’s riveting account of his survival in the Nazi concentration camps and his exploration of the human will to find meaning in spite of the worst adversity. “Man’s Search for Meaning” has offered solace and guidance to readers since it was first published over 70 years ago. Today, as new generations face new challenges and an ever more complex and uncertain world, Frankl’s classic work continues to inspire us to find significance in the act of living. Read and listen to “Man’s Search for Meaning” on Amazon! Want more great books? Check out our MUST READ LIST! “Man’s Search for Meaning” Show Notes 0:00 – Intro to “Man’s Search for Meaning” Frankl believes “The meaning of my life is to help others find the meaning of theirs.” This book is a description of how Frankl’s “Will to Meaning” helped himself and others to survive the nightmare of the concentration camps, and how his philosophy can help you to endure any suffering.Intended audience: Anyone who needs a cure for boredom, depression and lack of purpose; Anyone who is searching for what they need most in your life; Anyone who wants a powerful, first-person description of the Nazi concentration camps; Anyone who wants to cure their neurosis.Who won’t like it: People who aren’t ready to accept the evil things men are capable of doing; People who are too scared to be truly honest with themselves; People who only read writing that is superficial and easy…But EVERYONE SHOULD read this book! 5:30 – How easy is the book to read? Very Difficult. Purely reading wise, the first half of the book is “easy” to read; the second half is much more difficult, with lots of scientific terms and analysis. However, as for the subject matter, his stories of the concentration camps are very painful to read. Absolutely worthwhile but be prepared.Print: 192 pages (4-5 hours to read)Audiobook: 4 hours 45 minutes 6:00 – Reviews and significance of “Man’s Search for Meaning” 16,181 — 4.7 Stars (Sold over 16 million copies, translated into 50 languages)Currently: #1 Amazon – Jewish Holocaust History#1 Amazon – Judaism #1 Amazon – Behavior (psychology) #3 Amazon – Existential Psychology#14 Audible – Philosophy 8:30 – Bio of Viktor Frankl Born 1905 in AustriaWhen he was three he said he would be a doctorFascinated by psychology from an early age; While in junior high school he took additional adult-education college classes at night in Applied PsychologyWhen he was 16, Frankl began writing letters to Sigmund Freud and formed a friendshipWhile he was in medical school, Frankl, now 19 years old, published his first article in the International Journal of Psychoanalysis (Freud submitted the article and recommended it)Frankl founded Vienna’s first private youth counseling program and worked with troubled youthsAfter obtaining his M.D. as a psychiatrist, he was in charge of the “pavilion for suicidal women”. Over a four-year period (1933–1937), he treated no less than 3,000 patients each year.By the time he was 34, Dr Frankl was the head of the Neurology Department at Rothschild Hospital in Vienna.When the Nazi’s began to send Jews to concentration camps, Frankl was offered a US immigrant visa. Rather than escape and work safely in America, Frankl chose to stay in Vienna with his aging parents. He, his wife and his parents were arrested in 1942 and deported to the camps. None of his family survived.Frankl spent three years in four different concentration camps, including Auschwitz and DachauAfter he returned from the camps, in 1948, Frankl earned a Ph.D. in philosophy and was the head of the neurology dept at Vienna Policlinic Hospital for the next 25 years.As a visiting professor he taught at Harvard, Stanford and the University of Pittsburgh; Frankl lectured widely in Europe, the Americas, Australia, Asia and Africa. Frankl published 39 books, which were translated into 49 languages. He received 29 honorary doctoral degrees.Even into his 90s Frankl continued to engage in dialogue with visitors from all over the world and to respond personally to some of the hundreds of letters he received every week. 12:00 – Major Themes of the Book 3 Psychological Phases of Concentration Camp PrisonerPhase 1: Admission to Camp => ShockPhase 2: Daily Routine & Deaths => ApathyPhase 3: Liberation => DepersonalizationCoping Mechanisms for Horrible CircumstancesRich inner livesGoals for the futurePerception of Choice What is Logotherapy?Viktor Frankl’s experience in the concentration camps inspired him to develop logotherapy.Logotherapy (from Greek “logos” or “meaning”) is a psychological approach that focuses on the meaning of human existence. It’s built on the principle that humans are motivated by meaning. We want to know why we exist, what we’re supposed to do, and that there’s value in our existence. Finding The Meaning of LifeThere’s no universal definition for the meaning of life. Such meaning varies from person to person and from moment to moment. What truly matters is the meaning of your life right now, in this moment.Three different ways to discover the meaning in our individual lives:1. By creating a work or doing a deed2. By experiencing something or encountering someone, and3. By the attitude we take towards unavoidable suffering 16:30 – Jay’s Perspectives What did you like best about Man’s Search for Meaning? Learning that there is no ONE meaning of life; we all continuously redefine our own life meaning moment-by-moment as our circumstances changeShare a favorite quote (maybe 2). Why did this quote(s) stand out?“Some men lost all hope, but it was the incorrigible optimists who were the most irritating companions.”“I consider it a dangerous misconception of mental hygiene to assume that what man needs in the first place is equilibrium or, as it is called in biology, “homeostasis,” i.e., a tensionless state. What man actually needs is not a tensionless state but rather the striving and struggling for a worthwhile goal, a freely chosen task.”What did you learn from this book / How did this book change you?I learned that pain and suffering is much less scary when I embrace the fact that my death is inevitable.What did you like least (critique)?I would like the second half of the book where Frankl dives into Logotherapy to be more user-friendly. Many readers won’t be able to follow phrases like “In logotherapy, love is not interpreted as a mere epiphenomenon of sexual drives and instincts in the sense of a so-called sublimation.”What question(s) would you ask the author?I want to get psychoanalysis from Frankl! I want him to work on me, analyze my mind and make me stronger and more capable!What character, other than the main character, impacted you most and why?I loved the story of the young woman who was dying in the camp and who talked every day to the chestnut tree outside her window. Before the concentration camp she was spoiled and did not take spiritual accomplishments seriously. Now, even as she was dying, she saw beauty in that tree and in life.Any other related/connected books that you’d recommend to others?“The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak. Another story about the holocaust, but unlike any I’ve book ever read. The main character is Death – who is very impressed with how a young German girl brings joy to others, despite the chaos and horror around her. 24:00 – Matt’s Perspectives What did you like best about Man’s Search for Meaning? Incredible description of the physical and mental process necessary to survive a concentration campShare a favorite quote (maybe 2). Why did this quote(s) stand out?Concerning returning home from concentration camps: A man who for years had thought he had reached the absolute limit of all possible suffering now found that suffering has no limits, and that he could suffer still more, and still more intensely.If there is a meaning in life at all, then there must be a meaning in suffering. Suffering is an ineradicable part of life, even as fate and death. Without suffering and death, human life cannot be complete.What did you learn from this book / How did this book change you?Enjoyed learning about Logotherapy and how there are forms of psychology that really help people, unlike many forms currently in practice; Also the incredible first-person experience of the concentration camps.What did you like least? (critique)Different parts of book are really for different audiencesWhat question(s) would you ask the author?How did your philosophy of Logotherapy change during and after your experience in the camps?“What character, other than the main character, impacted you most and why?”The Capos – Jewish prisoners who are in charge of keeping orderAny other related/connected books that you’d recommend to others?“12 Rules for Life” by Jordan Peterson
57 minutes | 8 months ago
TSMP #50 – Fake News vs Real News
Matt and Jay discuss fake news, clickbait, Hitler and the Rabbi on CNN, learning the bias of your media, and how you can find the truth! Our “Sexual Magnetism” book is coming soon! We’ll be offering limited advanced copies and deep discounts but ONLY if you’ve signed up for our email list! To sign up head over to https://www.wearesuperiormen.com/join/ For faster access, tell your mobile assistant or smart speaker “Play ‘The Superior Men Podcast’!” Make sure to listen to our 30-minute book review show “The Superior Men Bookcast” – available now with your TSMP subscription. Bookcast #18 “Man’s Search for Meaning” is coming September 29th! Ep. 50 – Fake News vs Real News 4:30 – What is Fake News? – News published usually with the intent to mislead in order to damage an agency, entity, or person, and/or gain financially or politically to increase readership 8:00 – What is Real News? – News that endeavors to report facts, tells both sides of the story, news that you trust 12:00 – Similar goals of Fake News and Real News: Both designed to make $$, both created to serve a biased niche, both designed to be shared 14:00 – Logical arguments vs pure opinion 16:00 – The ultimate news interview “Hitler and the Rabbi” 18:00 – Are you feeling strong emotions when reading a headline? It’s almost guaranteed that it’s a biased source 20:00 – Fake vs Real News Example: “Rioters and Ronald McDonald House” 22:30 – Writing “clickbait” titles for articles 24:30 – Fake vs Real News Example: “Mississippi House Bill 762 and weapons inside churches” WASM Podcast #48 – “Should You Own a Gun?” 27:30 – California’s controversial new “high-capacity” gun magazine law 32:00 – News perspectives on the explosion in Beirut: Left, Right and Centrist 34:00 – What is “bias” and why does it matter? 36:00 – Top 15 news outlets and their respective biases Nolan Chart of political biases News media bias chart 42:00 – The danger of opinions as News 46:00 – NYT Opinion editor fired for publishing right-leaning opinion piece 47:30 – How to stay safe from Fake News and be safe online 52:00 – Is Snopes.com 100% accurate? Is ANY media outlet 100% accurate? 54:00 – NO media outlet has all the facts – check all the sides of EVERY story
30 minutes | 9 months ago
The Road – Bookcast #17
The Road (2006) by Cormac McCarthy The Road is Cormac McCarthy’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about the journey of a father and his young son through a dying post-apocalyptic world. The Road is about the depravation of humanity and the reasons we continue in the face of despair. This novel is brutal and devastating, but it’s also about the rarest of all miracles: Hope. Read and listen to “The Road” on Amazon! Want more great books? Check out our MUST READ LIST! “The Road” Show Notes 0:00 – Intro to “The Road” McCarthy wrote this novel as an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best parts of humanity. He forces us to confront horrible truths but he also shows us how to keep going even when everything looks hopeless.Intended audience: Anyone who struggles with existential angst, anyone who is (or wants to be) a parent, and anyone who likes dark, brutal stories with incredible writing and great charactersWho won’t like it: People who need an upbeat story, people who don’t like poetic, descriptive writing and people who can’t handle explicit descriptions of cruelty and depraved behavior 5:30 – How easy is the book to read? Difficult. The reading itself is easy; the subject matter is not at all. You’re going to go through some dark, painful experiences reading this book. This is a HORROR novel.Print: 287 pages (6-8 hours to read)Audio: 6 hrs 37 minutes 6:00 – Reviews and significance of “The Road” 6,110 reviews — 4.2 Stars (Major critique: Readers couldn’t handle the bleak, depressing tone and explicitly cruel behavior of certain characters)Currently: #29 Amazon – Contemporary Fiction (entire category)#100 Amazon – Literary Sagas#110 Audible – Science Fiction (entire category)#124 Audible – Literary Fiction (entire category) 7:00 – Book-to-Movie Translation Matt: Amazing actors, cinematography and tone of movie very much what I imaginedJay: The story is intensely personal and subjective, mostly happening inside the mind of the protagonist. A movie can’t capture that experience. I don’t recommend the movie. 8:30 – Bio of Cormac McCarthy Charles McCarthy, Jr, is an American novelist, playwright, short-story writer, and screenwriterBorn 1933 in Rhode Island (He’s currently 87 years old), third of six childrenRenamed himself “Cormac” after the Irish kingHe saw no value in school (although he enjoyed dozens of hobbies) and he dropped out of college twice – first to join the Air Force, then after the Air Force he went back and he quit again. He never graduated.Spent two of his four years in the AF in Alaska where he hosted a radio showAfter college he wrote his first novel, The Orchard Keeper, while he was working as an auto mechanic. It was published when he was 32Although they had varying degrees of critical acclaim, none of McCarthy’s first five novels sold more than 5k hardcover copies.Even though he made almost no money for several decades, he did receive multiple writing grants (including a Mac Arthur “genius” Fellowship in 1981 for $236,000) which helped finance his writing and enabled him to travel throughout the US and EuropeHis first commercially successful novel was All the Pretty Horses (1992) which sold 190,000 hardcover copies. McCarthy was 59 years old.McCarthy speaks Spanish fluently, which he learned while living in Ibiza, SpainQuit drinking alcohol more than 30 years ago. “’The friends I do have are simply those who quit drinking,’ he says. ‘If there is an occupational hazard to writing, it’s drinking.”He does all his writing on an old-fashioned Olivetti electric typewriterHe is known for his bleak style of writing in all his novels. As a result, he has been labelled the “great pessimist of American literature.”He’s written ten novels, including No Country for Old Men (which was made into the classic Coen Brothers movie that won 4 Academy Awards). The Road (2006) is his most recent novel. He’s also written two screenplays and two stage plays. 12:00 – Major Themes of the Book Good vs EvilMorality vs Amorality vs ImmoralityDeath and dyingThe purpose of existence 16:30 – Jay’s Perspectives What did you like best about The Prince? Beautiful. Horrible. Hard to read. Uplifting. Made me cry some manly tears at the end.Share a favorite quote (maybe 2). Why did this quote(s) stand out?“All things of grace and beauty such that one hold them to one’s heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes. So, he whispered to the sleeping boy. I have you.”All of his books have violence as a central tenet. According to McCarthy “There’s no such thing as life without bloodshed. The notion that the species can be improved in some way, that everyone could live in harmony, is a really dangerous idea. Those who are afflicted with this notion are the first ones to give up their souls, their freedom. Your desire that it be that way will enslave you and make your life vacuous.”What did you learn from this book / How did this book change you?No matter how dark things are, if you keep going you can make it better. That’s the definition of hope – When you keep going and believe that something better is coming, even if you don’t know what it is or when you’ll find it.What did you like least (critique)?To me this isn’t the kind of book you criticize. If you don’t like this book, it’s not the book that you don’t like, it’s the dark things it shows you about yourself.What question(s) would you ask the author?How hard was this book to write for you, emotionally speaking? Did you get depressed writing it?Any other related/connected books that you’d recommend to others?The Walking Dead graphic novel series by Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard and Tony Moore 24:00 – Matt’s Perspectives What did you like best about this book? Juxtaposition of the different moral characters in this book – Why do you have your moral outlook on the world?Share a favorite quote (maybe 2). Why did this quote(s) stand out?“Just remember that the things you put into your head are there forever, he said. You might want to think about that.You forget some things, don’t you?Yes. You forget what you want to remember and you remember what you want to forget.”“Keep a little fire burning; however small, however hidden.”What did you learn from this book / How did this book change you?Most post apocalyptic stories have a somewhat “happy ending” – this book doesn’t. The question is how you find the will to survive and how morality plays a critical role in your survival.What did you like least? (critique)Very gritty and depressing backdrop – on the surface the story is all about suffering and miseryWhat question(s) would you ask the author?Do you think there is morality in a bleak and dying world?Any other related/connected books that you’d recommend to others?The Dark Tower Series by Stephen King
53 minutes | 9 months ago
TSMP #49 – You Need a Vacation!
Matt and Jay discuss why you need a vacation, “active leisure” vs “passive leisure,” research showing how vacations will literally save your life (and reduce your weight and improve your productivity…), why you need to make annual traditions, the joys and horrors of family trips, the value of memories, The 6 Keys To Planning Your Vacation… and much more! Our “Sexual Magnetism” book is coming soon! We’ll be offering limited advanced copies and deep discounts but ONLY if you’ve signed up for our email list! To sign up head over to https://www.wearesuperiormen.com/join/ For faster access, tell your mobile assistant or smart speaker “Play ‘The Superior Men Podcast’!” Make sure to listen to our 30-minute book review show “The Superior Men Bookcast” – available now with your TSMP subscription. Bookcast #17 “The Road” is coming September 1st! Ep. 49 – You Need a Vacation! 7:30 – Matt and Jay both just got back from their respective family vacations 9:30 – “Active” Leisure vs “Passive” Leisure 11:00 – The BIGGEST reason you need a vacation? It can literally save your life! — NIH study: 12,000 men @high risk for heart disease are 32% less likely to die from heart disease and 21% less likely to die from all causes IF they take frequent annual vacations 12:30 – Lose weight by taking vacations! — Syracuse University study: Regular vacations reduce incidence and symptoms of metabolic syndrome (aka Getting fat, problems with insulin, etc) 13:00 – Stress levels get lower BEFORE taking your vacation! — Syracuse University Study: The closer test subjects were to the upcoming vacation, the lower their heart rate and stress levels 14:00 – ALL of Sweden uses less anti-depressants when they take vacations — Swedish Institute of Urban Research Study: For the entire country, the more workers who went on vacation, the less people who used antidepressants 15:30 – Ernst & Young study: For each additional 10 hours of vacation employees took, their year-end performance ratings improved 8 percent 18:00 – Are you home-bound because of COVID? Get out now! At least drive out of town, exercise in non-populated area, something! 19:00 – Why men need to travel 20:00 – Why the modern media’s description of the world and people is HORRIBLY inaccurate 24:30 – What are some great ideas for vacations? Lake trips, beach trips, road trips… 25:30 – Matt’s family road trip. Great experience! True, not at the time, but looking back it was. 26:30 – Critical question: How challenging do you want your family vacation to be? 29:00 – You need a vacation because they make long-lasting memories / Matt and Jay’s vacation PTSD 31:30 – The value of making an annual vacation into a family tradition 34:00 – The BAD experiences on your vacation = A GREAT story later on 35:30 – Why men need to go camping: Getting back to nature, appreciate your toilet after using a hole in the ground, being away from the masses of people, no electricity, no water, keeping food away from bears, surviving with no cell service, cooking, dealing with the elements, navigation, insects, 37:30 – Downloading computer maps when GPS doesn’t work OSMAND App – Great maps for your phone when you’re totally off the grid 40:00 – Camping is a NECESSITY for men – especially men who live in the city. Reminds us of what it really takes to be self-sufficient. 43:00 – How to appreciate water more? Go several days with no running water on tap. 44:00 – Keys to planning your vacation / Key #1: Know Your Family 46:30 – Key #2: Make Sure You Plan In Advance! 48:00 – Key #3: Get Off the Beaten Path 50:00 – Key #4: Go On Vacation 3-4 Times/ Year 50:30 – Key #5: Slow Down! Enjoy the TRIP Not Just the DESTINATION 51:00 – Key #6: Plan Vacation Decompression You need a vacation, so get going and Stay Superior!
31 minutes | 9 months ago
The Prince – Bookcast #16
The Prince (1532) by Niccolo Machiavelli The most famous (and infamous) book on politics ever written. The Prince was initially denounced as a collection of sinister maxims and a recommendation of tyranny. It is, in reality, the first description of the science of politics as they are ACTUALLY practiced rather than as they SHOULD be practiced. As a young Florentine envoy to the courts of France, Spain and the Pope, Niccolò Machiavelli (1469–1527) was able to observe what rules a monarch must follow to stay in power – and which rules would lead to his failure (and often his death). 500 years later, The Prince has only grown more influential. Machiavelli’s timeless wisdom and ruthless cunning are more relevant now than ever. If you want to achieve power and maintain it, this book is required reading. Read and listen to “The Prince” on Amazon! Want more great books? Check out our MUST READ LIST! “The Prince” Show Notes 0:00 – Intro to “The Prince” Very brief historical background: Prior to the writing of The Prince, Machiavelli had spent 14 years on the war council of Italian city-state of Florence and was one of the most influential diplomats in Italy. Then the powerful Medici family returned from exile, dissolved the Florentine city-state, and removed all government officials – including Machiavelli.Machiavelli wrote The Prince in an attempt to gain favor with the Medici family and regain his political position. The book is dedicated to the young prince Lorenzo de Medici. Machiavelli distills decades of diplomatic knowledge down into a single book designed to instruct the young prince on what he must do for his principality to succeed.Intended audience: Anyone who wants to become more powerful, anyone who believes the world is a kind, gentle, safe place, and every scholar or student of the dark art of politicsWho won’t like it: People who insist the world is a kind, gentle, safe place, people who need to classify all actions as right or wrong, people who only watch Disney movies and romantic comedies 6:00 – How easy is the book to read? Difficult. Although the Mansfield translation is very readable (and filled with vital footnotes), The Prince discusses 500 year old Italian history and politics and they take time to learn. But the greatest challenge is wrestling with Machiavelli’s amoral – and sometimes immoral – political advice.Print: 160 pages (5-8 hours to read – many, many more hours to study and digest)Audio: 5 hrs 15 minutes 6:30 – Reviews and significance of “The Prince” Dozens of versions and translations available, all of them popular on AmazonTrue number of readers = Unknown (Millions upon millions over the last 5 centuries)Because of multiple copies of the book, hard to say how many thousands of reviews (maybe 5k? 6k?) — All of them are roughly 4.5 starsCurrently: #1 Amazon – Modern Renaissance Philosophy#5 Amazon – History of Renaissance Europe#7 Amazon – Philosophy (entire category)#48 Audible – Renaissance History#92 Audible – Classic Literature (entire category) 9:45 – Bio of Niccolo Machiavelli Niccolo Machiavelli was an Italian Renaissance diplomat, philosopher, historian and playwright who lived in Florence during the end of the 15th and early 16th century.Machiavelli was born in a chaotic era of shifting city-states, where Italian noble families constantly battled amongst themselves – as well as with France, Spain, and the Holy Roman Empire – for regional influence and control. Five years after the Medici family had been expelled from Florence, Niccolo was appointed to the position of secretary of the Florentine Council for Diplomacy and Warfare. He was an advisor for 14 years…until the Medici family returned to power.During his tenure, the Florentine government sent Machiavelli as a diplomat throughout southern Europe to help negotiate various conflicts, including to the courts of King Louis XII of France, King Ferdinand of Spain and the Pope in Rome.Niccolo’s success ended abruptly when the Medici family returned to power and dissolved both the republic and the Florentine city-state. Sensing Machiavelli’s power, they accused him of conspiracy and had him first banished for a year. Then he was arrested, sent to prison and tortured. Eventually the Medicis released him from prison. After being stripped of his power, Niccolo spent the remainder of his life outside of government and instead devoted his life to writing.Along with his political works, Machiavelli also wrote several highly popular plays that won him fame and some financial success.Machiavelli wrote more than a dozen major works of political history and theory, including an eight-volume history of Florence, his classic Discourses on Livy (one of the first significant books on Republicanism) and of course The Prince.None of Machiavelli’s books on politics or history were popular during his lifetime. His two most famous books – Discourses on Livy and The Prince – were published after his death. 12:00 – Major Themes of the Book Free Will Fortune is a “woman” who can be countered, but who must be defied with boldness and brashness. Cruelty It is safer for a prince to be feared than it is for him to be loved. Men dread punishment, and this fear can be used to a prince’s benefit. Love can lie, but fear is a primitive emotion that will not change at the tip of a hatA prudent prince will therefore use cruelty to his advantage – though only when necessary.Cruelty is well-used when it preserves a prince’s safety or secures the state; gratuitous cruelty is to be condemned. Arms Princes should be both men and animals, intellectuals and warriors. When it comes to animals, they should be both lions and foxes, with the lion representing sheer force and the fox representing craftiness.A prince should always use his own troops and not rely on mercenaries and auxiliaries. Politics is always bathed, necessarily, in blood. History “A prince should read history and reflect on the actions of great men.” In order to be great, one must study the greats of the past, and in order to avoid pitfalls, one must examine the mistakes of failed predecessors. Generosity Generosity is often dangerous for a prince. It is better for a prince to be thought a miser to keep his state financially secure, and to reserve money for when it is most needed.If a prince showers his subjects with gifts in order to curry favor, he winds up depleting his own resources, so that in the end he must take back his gifts from the people in order to keep the state afloat. The Unification of Italy The Prince ends with a call to a unified Italy. Machiavelli explicitly addresses Lorenzo de Medici as the potential savior Italy has been yearning for: “There is no figure presently in sight,” he writes, “in whom [Italy] can better place her trust than your illustrious house…favored by God and the Church….who can take the lead in this process of redemption.”This unification is invoked in symbolic biblical terms as a “mass salvation” with the prince unifier as “messiah” – a fascinating finale to a book that seems so secular and amoral on the surface. 16:30 – Jay’s Perspectives What did you like best about The Prince? It feels like a guidebook – maybe THE guidebook – for 21st century politics.Smarter, wiser and more clever than any other book on politics I’ve ever read.Share a favorite quote (maybe 2). Why did this quote(s) stand out?“[A]ll the armed prophets conquered and the unarmed ones were ruined. For…the nature of peoples is variable; and it is easy to persuade them of something, but difficult to keep them in that persuasion. And thus things must be ordered in such a mode that when they no longer believe, one can make them believe by force.”“[M]en will always turn out bad for you unless they have been made good by a necessity.”What did you learn from this book / How did this book change you?It makes me want to accomplish more; set my sights higher; think grand.It also made me ask the question “Is changing the status quo ever going to be unopposed? Was any nation, territory or thought-space ever truly unoccupied before it was ruled?”What did you like least (critique)?Honestly, there’s so few things I dislike about this book…I’d say the one thing I really want is for Machiavelli to come back from the dead 500 years later and write another book for the modern era. But honestly I don’t think he’d change much.What question(s) would you ask the author?You wrote comedic plays, romantic poetry, long histories and razor-sharp political commentary. Which was the most fun?Any other related/connected books that you’d recommend to others?Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert CialdiniNever Split the Difference by Chris Voss 24:00 – Matt’s Perspectives What did you like best about this book? I love the deep insight contained – it reads like it is about current times instead of being 500 years oldShare a favorite quote (maybe 2). Why did this quote(s) stand out?“Everyone sees what you appear to be, few experience what you really are.”“The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.”What did you learn from this book / How did this book change you?See people for who they are trying to beHow to gain and hold powerWhat did you like least? (critique)Nothing, really. The Prince is excellent!What question(s) would you ask the author?I would live to hear his take on modern western politicsAny other related/connected books that you’d recommend to others?48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene
79 minutes | 10 months ago
TSMP #48 – Should You Own a Gun?
Should you own a gun? Matt and Jay discuss weapons and the founding fathers, tyranny vs freedom, the confusion over “a well regulated militia,” Red Flag laws, why you can’t own James Bond’s weapons, the definition of an Assault Weapon (paintball guns anyone?), killing Matt with a fridge, gun safety, the tremendous dangers of giving up our weapons and much more! Our “Sexual Magnetism” book is coming soon! We’ll be offering limited advanced copies and deep discounts but ONLY if you’ve signed up for our email list! To sign up head over to https://www.wearesuperiormen.com/join/ For faster access, tell your mobile assistant or smart speaker “Play ‘The Superior Men Podcast’!” Make sure to listen to our 30-minute book review show “The Superior Men Bookcast” – available now with your TSMP subscription. Bookcast #16 “The Prince” is coming August 4th! Ep. 48 – Should You Own a Gun? 6:00 – Matt owns guns, Jay possesses guns and shoots them but does not own them 7:30 – Guys DO love shopping – that is, if it’s guns, cars and boats 9:30 – The history of weapons, rights, and the founding fathers of the United States 10:30 – The 2nd Amendment and the commas 12:00 – Weapons and Freedoms: The American colonies vs the British 14:30 – US v. Cruikshank (1876), the Supreme Court recognized that the right to arms pre-existed the Constitution 16:30 – Government of free men vs Communist Dictatorship/Monarchies 18:15 – Should you own a gun? Gun ownership is THE underlying right that enables all other freedoms – aka The right to protect yourself against tyranny 19:00 – What is a “militia” anyway? 23:30 – Restrictions for owning a gun under the 2nd Amendment: Age, Felon status, Mentally ill 26:30 – Controversial Red Flag Laws – Is it okay to remove someone’s guns from them by force? 29:30 – McDonald v. Chicago (2010), the Supreme Court extend the Second Amendment’s protections nationwide 30:30 – The National Firearms Act (1934) 33:30 – Sorry, you can’t legally own a James Bond-style weapon 36:30 – The differing gun restrictions of different states 40:00 – What is an “Assault Weapon”? / AR does NOT equal Assault Rifle 42:00 – The various states definitions of “Assault Weapons” – including paintball guns 45:00 – What is an “Assault Rifle”? There is no federal definition of an Assault Rifle 46:30 – California’s arbitrary definition of an Assault Rifle 48:30 – Are guns designed to kill people? YES! 49:00 – Killing Matt with a fridge / Definitions: Homicide, Murder and Manslaughter 52:30 – Statistics: Murders by firearm (2017) vs Gun deaths (2017) For more info on police and weapons, make sure to check out our last podcast, TSMP 47: Fuck the Police? 57:00 – Gun safety and accidents 59:30 – 5 ways you should implement gun safety into your household 62:30 – Ice cream shops banning ANYONE with weapons (including police officers) 63:00 – Should we get rid of all weapons? Won’t that make America safer? 65:30 – If guns become “illegal” HOW are we going to collect all these guns anyway? 67:30 – Mexican gun laws: Very stringent restrictions on citizens owning and carrying guns vs Drug Cartel activity w/weapons 69:00 – Should you own a gun? Yes! Giving up guns means giving up your rights and the opportunity to defend yourself 70:30 – Guns enable citizens to protect themselves from a tyrannical government 72:30 – Why it’s important that gun ownership is the 2nd Amendment and not the 9th or 10th 74:00 – Why EVERYONE needs to teach gun safety to children 76:30 – The dangers of knee-jerk laws Stay Armed…Stay Safe…Stay Superior!
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