Welcome to The Rut. We’re here to explore the stories, psychology and deep intricacies of men’s mental health.Our mission is very, very simple: we want to finally get men talking. Talking about their issues. Talking about their problems. Talking about their mental health. There's still way too much stigma around men's mental health so we want to break down toxic masculinity one podcast at a time. If we talk, we save lives. It's that simple.We break down elements of toxic masculinity one podcast at a time. The stories are grounded, emotional and are inspiring men to open up…Talking saves lives! And now listening might too…
Luke Tyburski, Extreme Endurance Athlete: Depression, Using Extreme Challenges as Self Harm and Overcoming It all.
This is one of the most fascinating and topsy turvy episodes we've done so far. It's an astonishing listen. I am very, very excited to welcome a good mate of mine to the pod this week… Luke Tyburski is an extreme adventurer, coach, speaker, author and...
Luke Chadwick, Manchester United and West Ham Winger: United, Mental Health, and Finding the Meaning of Happiness
This week on the podcast I sit down with former Manchester United winger Luke Chadwick for a brilliantly open discussion about his career and his battles with his mental health. Luke joined Manchester United at at 16, rising up their infamous academy as...
Nick Ede, TV Presenter and Pop Culture Expert: Eating Disorders, Depression, Grief and I
This week on The Rut, I’m really excited to welcome TV Presenter and Pop Culture Expert, Nick Ede to the podcast. Nick is an amazing man with a really amazing story. Since his teenage years he’s struggled with his mental health. It seemingly started in...
David Birtwistle, Netflix's 'Too Hot Too Handle': Bullying, Netflix, Social Media and Self-Love
Season 2 Episode 3 is here! I sit down with the one of life's really good guys, David Birtwistle. David is one of the stars of Netflix's reality TV show Too Hot To Handle which saw 14 young, very good looking singles from around the world come...
Alastair Campbell: Surviving Depression and Tony Blair!
This week, we sit down with Alastair Campbell, one of the UK's most prominent political and media figures and one of the world's leading mental health campaigners.Alastair has battled mental illness for 40 years. He's experienced psychotic breakdowns,...
Joe Bryan, Premier League Footballer at Fulham FC: Depression, Anxiety and Football
The Rut is back for Season 2 with a cracker to open this epic series of podcasts on men's mental health (if we may say so ourselves!). We sit down with Premier League Footballer, Joe Bryan, who plays for Fulham.Joe is not your average footballer. First...
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Love the podcast!
A fantastic lineup of guests and great conversation makes this podcast the perfect companion for a long drive
Safe spaces 💙
Managed to catch up on the final episodes I’d missed last night and as always I felt a sense of relief and calmness once I had. Feels humbling to listen to what men struggle with and how they finally feel they have an platform to open up on free from judgement. Always feel quite emotional at the end.
Unbelievably honest and surprisingly heartwarming
This is a podcast that has been a long time coming - so refreshingly honest and open. A really incredible story and conversations. And more than anything a lot of practical insights for supporting those we love. The episode with Abi is truly touching and heartwarming. Thank you James - please keep doing this!