13 episodes

ASKING FOR A MATE is the feel-good podcast that asks guys to go beyond the small talk. Our mission is to break down stereotypes of masculinity and improve the mental health of Aussie men, by letting guys know that it's ok to let your guard down.

Each episode, Cecile - our French and female host - gets the chance to ask Aussie guys what’s really going on beneath their thick skin, in the hope that it will encourage more open and honest conversations between us.

This is a podcast that celebrates refreshing realness, because learning how to talk about what you’re going through, ultimately makes us stronger.

Guys, it's time we talked!

ASKING FOR A MATE ASKING FOR A MATE

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0, 5 Ratings

ASKING FOR A MATE is the feel-good podcast that asks guys to go beyond the small talk. Our mission is to break down stereotypes of masculinity and improve the mental health of Aussie men, by letting guys know that it's ok to let your guard down.

Each episode, Cecile - our French and female host - gets the chance to ask Aussie guys what’s really going on beneath their thick skin, in the hope that it will encourage more open and honest conversations between us.

This is a podcast that celebrates refreshing realness, because learning how to talk about what you’re going through, ultimately makes us stronger.

Guys, it's time we talked!

    Why speak up when you're taught to suck it up? Asking for a mate

    Why speak up when you're taught to suck it up? Asking for a mate

    When you spend 11 years in the Navy, you are taught to 'toughen up', to 'suck it up' or even to 'stop whining' so when Jake started struggling, having night terrors and showing signs of anxiety, he didn't know what speaking up meant.

    This episode will take you on Jake's journey navigating his mental health struggles along with the stigma associated with speaking up about depression when you are in the Armed Forces.

    Jake's story is humbling and honest. It gives a powerful insight into an institution that is only now slowly addressing the concerning rate of PTSD amongst its ranks.

    • 53 min
    Can you get an interpreter for your GF? Asking for a mate

    Can you get an interpreter for your GF? Asking for a mate

    Let's talk about... multicultural relationships! There is a common belief in Australia that having a girlfriend from overseas is so exotic and fun But, is it easy to have relationships that last? What so good about them? Why are they sometimes a lot more hard work than we first imagined?

    For this episode, I have invited Curt to share his story and what it means for him to have a European girlfriend 🇦🇺vs 🇪🇸

    He's got lots of fun stories and whether you and your partner share the same mother-tongue, this episode will put a smile on your face and makes you want to travel to Spain as soon as possible ✈️💃🏻🍷

    Enjoy! 🇦🇺Bonne écoute! 🇫🇷 ¡Diviértete! 🇪🇸

    • 37 min
    Well, that sucked! Now what? Asking for a mate

    Well, that sucked! Now what? Asking for a mate

    How to deal with sudden change and financial pressure! No, we are not talking about a global pandemic, or are we?

    Not knowing what the next step is can be paralysing but a tiny step is better than none. Luke takes us through his journey (so far) of navigating some unexpected pitfalls, hitting the reset button and starting everything again. Together we explore the concept of failure and if it is not just simply a hidden opportunity? This episode will make you view the current situation in a more opportunistic light, potentially leaving you excited to start something new.

    We had to delay some of our recordings. We will try and be back as soon as possible. Listen to the other 10 episodes if you get bored at home :) Stay well and don't forget to be asking for a mate!

    • 49 min
    To beard or not to beard? Asking for a mate

    To beard or not to beard? Asking for a mate

    Luke is the founder of one of the first successful male grooming company in Australia. About 8 years ago, Luke launched 'The Bearded Chap' along with their first product: a beard oil. Together we discuss a challenge that Luke had to face every day when he started his business: 'How can you convince Aussie blokes to use male grooming products?'

    Even with a strong background in sales, Luke still had to battle the stigmas and stereotypes attached to using beauty products when you are a man. Listen to this great episode to find out how he did it and if you wanna get your hands on one of Luke's luxury male grooming product, you can get them online: https://www.thebeardedchap.com/

    Thanks again to QUID for your amazing music: https://soundcloud.com/eli-ekman/show-your-face

    • 39 min
    What if you hate your body? Asking for a mate

    What if you hate your body? Asking for a mate

    Matt was one of the only overweight kids at school. A few years after his graduation, he reached an ideal weight but continued to feel like "a fat kid". It took Matt a degree in psychology and a lot of introspection to understand how to dissociate his self-esteem and his body image.

    Asking for a mate is the podcast for guys who are not afraid to go deep. Each month, I get the chance to chat with one of my mates and hear what's underneath their thick skin. And this episode is clearly about your skin and how you feel in it.

    Listen to this episode if, like me, you're not very kind to yourself when you look in the mirror or think about your body shape. You'll learn how to diversify your sense of self-worth to ensure that how you feel about your body doesn't take over your life and your mental health. After all, we all prefer guys who appear to be confident, am I right girls?!

    • 42 min
    How can you represent everyone else and find yourself at the same time? Asking for a mate

    How can you represent everyone else and find yourself at the same time? Asking for a mate

    This episode is all about Travis' journey and pursuit of defining his own aboriginal identify and masculinity.

    Being a teenager is always tough but being a teenager trying to find your own identity while in limbo between two cultural background can make things even harder. Throw in the mix a love for creative and performing arts and the result is one hell of an adolescence, an awesome story and one incredible human being.

    Travis and his brother have an awesome podcast called Broriginals, check it out here: https://open.spotify.com/show/1CudOSebihEhlCchn6Gfgd

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

HappyHipHop :) ,

Great show

Lots of interesting conversation here. Host Cecile does a fantastic job.

IsyDunn ,

I am hooked!

I love cecile’s ways to initiate a light hearted, yet honest and meaningful conversation with all guests. Topics are interesting, provocative and well researched beforehand - been enjoying every episode and always on the look out for more. Keep them coming!

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