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The OLD mold of manhood is on its way out, leaving men feeling stuck in an outdated way of being. The ManKind Podcast gives men tools to break through these molds and show them a new way to embrace their manhood. We talk with mission-driven authors, leaders, and change-makers to share tools and insights to help you build your identity and find a clear direction in life. So if you’re feeling stuck in an outdated mold, confused about what’s next, or looking for a dose of clarity in your day, stick around, and you may just come away with a better idea of the kind of man and human being, you want to become. Created by the ManKind Project USA. Hosted by Brandon Clift.

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The OLD mold of manhood is on its way out, leaving men feeling stuck in an outdated way of being. The ManKind Podcast gives men tools to break through these molds and show them a new way to embrace their manhood. We talk with mission-driven authors, leaders, and change-makers to share tools and insights to help you build your identity and find a clear direction in life. So if you’re feeling stuck in an outdated mold, confused about what’s next, or looking for a dose of clarity in your day, stick around, and you may just come away with a better idea of the kind of man and human being, you want to become. Created by the ManKind Project USA. Hosted by Brandon Clift.

    Surviving Nazi Germany - From Oppression To Reconciliation (Part 1) | Richard Wiener | Ep #089

    Surviving Nazi Germany - From Oppression To Reconciliation (Part 1) | Richard Wiener | Ep #089

    Buckle up as you're about to listen to the remarkable life story of author and holocaust survivor, Richard Wiener. 

    Richard details his inspiring journey from being oppressed and tormented as the only jew in a school full of Hitler youth, to today as a 95-year-old man with nothing but love and forgiveness for the kids who once wanted him erased. 


    In This Episode You Will:
    Discover the power of forgiveness.Hear Richard's remarkable story of a picturesque youth which was destroyed by the rise of the Third Reich. How to forgive those who have committed unspeakable wrongs against you. 

    Did You Enjoy Richard Wiener Way? Here Is How To Find Out More: 
    Richard's Book: Survivor's Odyssey - From Oppression To ReconciliationOprah Winfrey Forgivers Her Mother: Video
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    With over 1000+ Men's Circles (Virtual + In-Person) worldwide, men are waiting to welcome you into a kind, supportive and safe brotherhood of men. FREE Online Men's Groups are available every week.

    The Men's Work Introduction For BIPOC Men: https://mkpusa.org/themenswork-bipoc/
    If you’d like to join a session exclusively created by and for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) men, we offer a session on Thursday night for you. The Facilitators in this session are all BIPOC men.

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    How To Heal Divides In A Polarized World | Panel Discussion | Ep #088

    How To Heal Divides In A Polarized World | Panel Discussion | Ep #088

    As per a CBS news poll, 70% of the public believe that we are incapable of solving problems because we are so DIVIDED. So what does that mean for us as a species? Imminent doom?

    Well, I sat down recently for a panel discussion on our show The ManKind Podcast to clarify if and how it might be possible to begin the healing process.

    Key takeaways from this episode: 
    Many today have found their identity based on what they are AGAINST instead of what they are FOR.  A social phenomenon called Schismogenesis.In the past, we were more likely to disagree without the need to dehumanize the other person and consider them "Evil" simply because we disagreed with their views and opinions.My triggers are often the key to discovering how I can do my healing in relation to how those I can't entirely agree with fire me up.That "Bridge Building" isn't about finding "Common ground" with those we disagree with. It's about being able to disagree and debate in a healthy way that doesn't villainize the other.If you are committed to healing divides, then you must be willing to change your opinion/stance on that which you are debating.
    Follow Benjamin Dancer
    Website: https://www.benjamindancer.com/Blog - Embracing My Triggers: https://www.benjamindancer.com/the-old-man/2022/8/5/embracing-my-triggersFollow Jordan Bowman
    Jordan's Website: https://jbowman.org/journeymenJourneymen Triangle: https://journeymentriangle.org/
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    With over 1000+ Men's Circles worldwide, men are waiting to welcome you into a kind, supportive and safe brotherhood of men. FREE Online Men's Groups are available every week.

    The Men's Work Introduction 3-Week Course: https://mkpusa.org/themenswork/
    Do you want to join a men’s group? Join a circle of men committed to creating a new men’s group. Participants will learn over 10 weeks the key elements and tools to launch their new group. After the 10 weeks, you will be invited to keep the group going for at least 3 months.

    Men's Work For BIPOC Men: https://mkpusa.org/themenswork-bipoc
    If you identify as a BIPOC Man (A Person of Some Obvious African Ancestry, Indigenous, or a Person of Color) and are interested in being a part of a safe space for BIPOC men to just be and do what we call “the inner work:” the refining of one’s way of living through self-reflection and introspection, check out of of the following opportunities: 
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    The Wholehearted Way To Equity - Working With White Men | Dan Mahle | Ep. 087

    The Wholehearted Way To Equity - Working With White Men | Dan Mahle | Ep. 087

    What are the pitfalls / paradoxes / possibilities / risks / benefits of engaging in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion work as a White man?


    Dan Mahle is man I’ve been following in the ManKind Project for a decade. He’s always stood out to me because of his integrity in leadership, his truth-telling, and his compassion with Wholeheartedness.  


    We sat down to talk about his work with organizations and teams on building equitable culture, especially working with white men. 


    It starts with knowing who we are … cultivating our innate sense of value and significance.


    What does it look like to lean into the resistance that many white men have around equity work? 


    Do you feel like you’re walking on eggshells around this conversation? 
    Dan has some incredible insights around how to move beyond this old frame. 


    Find Dan Mahle: wholeheartedmasculine.org 


    Book Recommendations: 


    Resma Menakem - My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies Heather McKee - The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper TogetherLeticia Nieto - Beyond Inclusion, Beyond Empowerment; A Developmental Strategy to Liberate EveryoneTa Naheisi Coates - Between the World and Mebell hooks - The Will to Change: Men, Masculinity, and LoveAdditional Resources


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    Do you want to learn and experience the fundamentals of men's work? This is the place to start. New courses every month.



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    How To Navigate The Emotional Chaos Of Cancer | David Richman | Ep #086

    How To Navigate The Emotional Chaos Of Cancer | David Richman | Ep #086

    Over the last 10 years, David has completed over 50 triathlons, including 15 Ironman-distance triathlons (2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, 26.2-mile run), more than 50 runs longer than marathon distance, including several 24-hour runs, running 85 miles in Mexico in the heat of the summer, running 104 miles straight from Santa Barbara to Manhattan Beach, and most recently biking 4,700-miles in just six weeks as he met with the participants of his upcoming book exploring the emotional side of cancer.

    David made his way across and up the United States, covering 4,700 miles, and visited the participants of my book, which chronicles the lives of 15 people who were affected by cancer, either as patients, doctors, researchers, caregivers, or otherwise. 

    These poignant, significant, meaningful, helpful stories cover many aspects of cancer: caregiving and research, emotional and intellectual journeys, various stages of life, and more, so that combined, these memoirs will give us a complete view of the human experience as it relates to cancer. 

    David joins Brandon Clift and ManKind Podcast Producer and Editor Michael Russer, who is actively battling cancer, to discuss the profound lessons and topics covered in Cycle Of Lives. 

    Key takeaways from this episode: 
    A reframe for how to look at the cancer journey (Michael's Story),The importance of moving through the emotional chaos of illness instead of numbing and avoiding feelings. Common misunderstandings about what great support looks like for those experiencing the impacts of cancer/illness. 
    Loved David Richman? Here Is How To Find Out More: 
    Website: https://david-richman.com/Get The Book: Cycle Of Lives
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    With over 1000+ Men's Circles worldwide, men are waiting to welcome you into a kind, supportive and safe brotherhood of men. FREE Online Men's Groups are available every week.

    The Men's Work Introduction 3-Week Course: https://mkpusa.org/themenswork/
    Do you want to join a men’s group? Join a circle of men committed to creating a new men’s group. Participants will learn over 10 weeks the key elements and tools to launch their new group. After the 10 weeks, you will be invited to keep the group going for at least 3 months.

    Men's Work For BIPOC Men: https://mkpusa.org/themenswork-bipoc
    If you identify as a BIPOC Man (A Person of Some Obvious African Ancestry, Indigenous, or a Person of Color) and are interested in being a part of a safe space for BIPOC men to just be and do what we call “the inner work:” the refining of one’s way of living through self-reflection and introspection, check out of of the following opportunities:
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    Leadership & Masculinity - The Future Of Leadership and The Role Of Men | Charles Matheus | Ep #085

    Leadership & Masculinity - The Future Of Leadership and The Role Of Men | Charles Matheus | Ep #085

    Charles Matheus is an adventurer, entrepreneur, mentor, and leadership consultant. He has led individuals and groups to the top of the highest peaks in Wyoming and to the bottom of the Grand Canyon (and back!). He uses the facilitation and coaching skills he honed in those intense, high-risk wilderness settings to support, teach, and mentor experienced and emerging leaders in business, higher education, and the nonprofit sector.
    Charles is on a mission to help other men feel powerful and confident as they step away from old, unsound leadership models and toward more inclusive, flexible, and sustainable modes. Charles’s TEDx talks, keynotes, and workshops have inspired hundreds of workshop participants, and conference attendees.
    Charles is a Mankind Project facilitator, men’s group coach, and acts as a consultant for several ongoing men’s empowerment, leadership, and study groups. Charles also co-hosts the “Remaking Manhood” podcast which features conversations with men and women at the forefront of the Healthy Masculinity movement.

    Key takeaways from this episode: 
    Should men Stand Up, Stand Down or Stand Aside so that other leaders can emerge?How to lead effectively in a rapidly changing world.Why you shouldn't be made to feel lesser than if you haven't picked up/adopted newer ideas and language around difference.
    Loved Charles Matheus? Here Is How To Find Out More: 
    Website: https://www.charlesmatheus.com/Book: Leadership & Masculinity: Embracing New StrengthFREE Chapter:  Special offer - Free ChapterCharle's TedX Talk: Redefining Strength For The 21st CenturyPodcast: Remaking Manhood Podcast 
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    Do you want to join a men’s group? Join a circle of men committed to creating a new men’s group. Participants will learn over 10 weeks the key elements and tools to launch their new group. After the 10 weeks, you will be invited to keep the group going for at least 3 months.

    Online Men's Groups For GBTQ Men: https://mankindpride.mkpusa.org/
    Whether you identify as Gay, Bi, Trans, Questioning, Queer, or Curious, the GBTQ online 3-week intro to men's work for GBTQ men provides a path to discovering and integrating your authentic masculine power. We welcome you!
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    How to Get Men Past Cold, Rigid & Isolated By Liberating Masculinity | Ed Frauenheim | Ep. #084

    How to Get Men Past Cold, Rigid & Isolated By Liberating Masculinity | Ed Frauenheim | Ep. #084

    hosted by Boysen Hodgson
    In this conversation we’ll hit some of the factors that are driving our poor health outcomes.
    We've bought in to ways of being that hurt us ... and everyone else. But it didn’t start with us. The provocative thesis that Ed puts forward is that our nature as men … the narrative we’re told about what it means to be man, has been corrupted. The current perspectives in anthropology, sociology, psychology, and neuroscience … are very different than what the academy has been saying for a long time. 
    What if progress … as we’ve understood it … is killing us? 
    We talk about the idea of ‘Circle and Arrow’ masculinity. And we talk about Integral thinking and how ‘Teal’ perspectives can help develop more soulful organizations to improve business performance. How can we help and support one another evolve our workplaces … and succeed. 
    The bottom line … as you’ll hear Ed say in the episode ... is that Liberating Masculinity is about supporting men to move from rigid, cold, and isolated manhood … to embrace something more … in a world that needs men’s agility, warmth, and connection.

    How to Find Ed Frauenheim:

    Website: https://thetealteam.com/
    Website: https://www.edfrauenheim.com/
    Book: Reinventing Masculinity: The Liberating Power of Compassion and Connection
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ed-frauenheim-685294/

    Additional Resources:
    Civilized to Death: The Price of ProgressReinventing Organizations: A Guide to Creating Organizations Inspired by the Next Stage in Human ConsciousnessThe Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity
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An excellent listen that leaves you with lots to think about and a great insight to the mankind project and all it gives
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Incredibly important

I wish there were more podcasts on this topic, with this approach - having a balanced and thoughtful view on manhood. There are plenty of views, opinions and experiences from reputable guests. Thank you Brandon and the team, I'm hooked and following closely.

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