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The Imperfect Pod is a forum for discussing masculinity more intentionally and purposefully. As I've gotten older, I've realized how much masculinity has become a prominent topic within society. It gets a lot of hate - specifically around the language of toxic masculinity. However, I believe that masculinity, done correctly, is a source of good within society. That doesn't mean that the current stage of masculinity is acceptable - men can be better - but the conversations need to be had. As such, my podcast is a platform where I engage with men of all ages, races, genders and beliefs to share their vulnerabilities and ideas of masculinity. My goal is to build generations of men who love themselves, and others, more deeply and healthily, whatever that means to them. What I want to leave my listeners with after every episode is that there isn't this one-size-fits all idea of masculinity. Nor is the solution to the current state easy. But if we work together and have these conversations, maybe we can see that we're on the right track. Topics of this show include family, relationships, pornography, sex, gender, masculinity, toxic masculinity, growth, addiction and much much more. Noted guests include Jason Lee, Erik Everhard, Marques Ogden and more!

The Imperfect Pod The Imperfect Pod

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    • 5.0 • 20 Ratings

The Imperfect Pod is a forum for discussing masculinity more intentionally and purposefully. As I've gotten older, I've realized how much masculinity has become a prominent topic within society. It gets a lot of hate - specifically around the language of toxic masculinity. However, I believe that masculinity, done correctly, is a source of good within society. That doesn't mean that the current stage of masculinity is acceptable - men can be better - but the conversations need to be had. As such, my podcast is a platform where I engage with men of all ages, races, genders and beliefs to share their vulnerabilities and ideas of masculinity. My goal is to build generations of men who love themselves, and others, more deeply and healthily, whatever that means to them. What I want to leave my listeners with after every episode is that there isn't this one-size-fits all idea of masculinity. Nor is the solution to the current state easy. But if we work together and have these conversations, maybe we can see that we're on the right track. Topics of this show include family, relationships, pornography, sex, gender, masculinity, toxic masculinity, growth, addiction and much much more. Noted guests include Jason Lee, Erik Everhard, Marques Ogden and more!

    Just the Tip | Creating More Support in our Society for Mental Illness

    Just the Tip | Creating More Support in our Society for Mental Illness

    Just the TIP is where I do a short reflection on this past week's episode!
    As always, reach out to me on Instagram @theimperfectpod, email me at luke@theimperfectpod.com or join my FB group called https://www.facebook.com/groups/229891395146974 (The Imperfect Group).

    • 6 min
    How to Cope with PTSD After Coming Home from the Army with Tom Smoot

    How to Cope with PTSD After Coming Home from the Army with Tom Smoot

    This week’s guest is Tom Smoot and we talk about what it’s like to come home from the army with PTSD, the effects it can have on those around him, how he copes with PTSD, the power of exposure therapy.
    About Tom: After more than a decade in the Army's special operations community, under Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations, Tom moved on with a PTSD diagnosis. Now, as an engineer and entrepreneur, he uses that military background to craft stories and insight into his work. When he's not running marathons or building things, Tom can usually be found spending his time at the The Lift and Shift Foundation which he founded and advocates for veteran inclusion in science and technology through programs that educate and build confidence or as he likes to say, reduces a veterans' barriers to entry. You can connect with Tom and follow his foundation at https://www.weliftandshift.org/ (Lift and Shift Foundation). You can also follow the great work they're doing on https://www.instagram.com/liftandshiftfoundation/ (Instagram), https://twitter.com/weliftandshift (Twitter), and https://medium.com/lift-and-shift (Medium).
    If you liked the episode, make sure to press subscribe, follow, leave a review and message me on Instagram @theimperfectpod or email me at Luke@theimperfectpod.com and join my https://www.facebook.com/groups/229891395146974 (Facebook group). I always always want to hear from my listeners and continue the conversation!

    • 1 hr
    Just the TIP | Discussing Trauma, The Fatherless Nation and Dating

    Just the TIP | Discussing Trauma, The Fatherless Nation and Dating

    On this episode of Just the TIP I discuss the riots at Capitol Hill and Trump for a bit and how ludicrous it is that so many men look up to him.
    I then reflect on this week's episode about trauma and my personal experiences (or lack thereof) with it. I then discuss the topic of the fatherless nation and my experiences with dating/love addiction and why I'm taking a year off of dating apps.
    As always, reach out to me on Instagram @theimperfectpod, email me at luke@theimperfectpod.com or join my FB group called https://www.facebook.com/groups/229891395146974 (The Imperfect Group).

    • 13 min
    How Childhood Trauma Can Have Everlasting Effects on Men and Women

    How Childhood Trauma Can Have Everlasting Effects on Men and Women

    On this episode, my guest is Riana Milne and we talk about The 10 common traumas and why they matter, how men and women are affected by these traumas and how the show themselves in daily interactions! Riana’s Mission is to “Help Change the Way the World Loves” by Healing Unconscious Childhood and Love Trauma that impacts so many adults; and with research-based educational strategies – Helping them to Create the Life they Desire and to Have the Love Relationships they Deserve.
    You can connect with Riana on her https://rianamilne.com/ (website), on her IG @https://www.instagram.com/coachrianamilne/ (coachrianamilne), Facebook @https://www.facebook.com/CoachRianaMilne (coachrianamilne). I've also linked https://rianamilne.com/books/ (her books) and how you can get some of her resources for free!
    Lastly, I’ve started a FB group called https://www.facebook.com/groups/229891395146974 (The Imperfect Group) where we will continue all of these conversations about masculinity in a community dedicated to these topics. I have a few past guests as part of the group so you can get direct access to some of the most interesting people I’ve spoken to on this journey!
    If you enjoyed the episode, make sure to press subscribe, follow, leave a review and message me on Instagram @theimperfectpod or email me at Luke@theimperfectpod.com! I always always want to hear from my listeners and continue the conversation!

    • 55 min
    Conversations with Myself: Looking At 2020 and the Future

    Conversations with Myself: Looking At 2020 and the Future

    This is the last episode of 2020 where I talk about how 2020 went, 2021 goals, what books stood out to me the most and do a little bit of an AMA.
    As a reminder, I’ve recently started a FB group called https://www.facebook.com/groups/229891395146974 (The Imperfect Group) where we will continue all of these conversations about masculinity in a community dedicated to these topics. I have a few past guests as part of the group so you can get direct access to some of the most interesting people I’ve spoken to on this journey!
    Newsletter and more Just the TIPs coming in the future too!

    • 28 min
    How Same-Sex Relationships Are Impacted By Gender Roles

    How Same-Sex Relationships Are Impacted By Gender Roles

    Gender roles in a same-sex marriage don't make sense, so how do break down chores? Does the idea of gender roles still exists? These are questions that we explore on today's episode. We discuss Mike's journey to discovering himself and how gender roles have affected his same-sex marriage, wedding and more!
    About Mike:
    Mike Iamele is a writer, life purpose expert, and brand strategist. With his proprietary Sacred Branding® system, he’s helped hundreds of people to connect the dots between their lived experiences to find the common threads that explain their subconscious motivations, unique genius, and life purpose. People use this work to explore identity and sexuality, to finding their artistic voice, to even re-discovering themselves after a life-altering event, like divorce or retirement. Mike’s also the author of https://www.amazon.ca/Enough-Already-Create-Success-Terms/dp/1573246476 (Enough Already: Create Success on Your Own Terms). You can connect with him on his website, https://mikeiamele.com/ (mikeiamele.com), and access that worksheet he mentioned https://mikeiamele.com/map/ (here). You can also connect with Instagram @https://www.instagram.com/mikeiamele/?hl=en (mikeiamele).
    Lastly, I’ve started a FB group called https://www.facebook.com/groups/229891395146974 (The Imperfect Group) where we will continue all of these conversations about masculinity in a community dedicated to these topics. I have a few past guests as part of the group so you can get direct access to some of the most interesting people I’ve spoken to on this journey!

    • 1 hr 19 min

Customer Reviews

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20 Ratings

TheAzad89 ,

Refreshing

I love it! These are topics that keep me awake and having Luke as a host works so well. It's like wine and cheese, Luke being the finest wine and Imperfect pod being the most delectable cheese.

marviana123 ,

amazing show, better host

honest conversations about masculinity. very important in todays society. keep it up

dominicalee ,

Really great stuff

Luke and his guests are super engaging and great to listen to. As a female listener its really refreshing to hear men opening up and talking about the topic & issues of masculinity. Keep it up! :)

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