13 episodes

From the creator of the multi-award winning Irishman Abroad podcast, comes a new series, a different kind of conversation, a one of a kind panel discussion about what men need to do to improve. Recorded live at venues such as London's Soho Theatre and The Other Palace Theatre, comedian and Irish podcasting pioneer Jarlath Regan presents his post-Weinstein discussion with rotating panel of well known guests and experts in the field of gender equality. Expect the best and brightest male and female voices, comedy and provocation across each groundbreaking episode.

"Might just turnout to be the biggest thing since Ricky Gervais picked up a laptop!" - The Telegraph.

Previous Irishman Abroad Podcast guests include Sharon Horgan, Boy George, Bridget Christie, Hozier, Sir Bob Geldof, Gabriel Byrne and Chris O'Dowd.

Men Behaving Better Men Behaving Better

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.5 • 11 Ratings

From the creator of the multi-award winning Irishman Abroad podcast, comes a new series, a different kind of conversation, a one of a kind panel discussion about what men need to do to improve. Recorded live at venues such as London's Soho Theatre and The Other Palace Theatre, comedian and Irish podcasting pioneer Jarlath Regan presents his post-Weinstein discussion with rotating panel of well known guests and experts in the field of gender equality. Expect the best and brightest male and female voices, comedy and provocation across each groundbreaking episode.

"Might just turnout to be the biggest thing since Ricky Gervais picked up a laptop!" - The Telegraph.

Previous Irishman Abroad Podcast guests include Sharon Horgan, Boy George, Bridget Christie, Hozier, Sir Bob Geldof, Gabriel Byrne and Chris O'Dowd.

    Rethinking How We Educate Boys (with Matt Pinkett)

    Rethinking How We Educate Boys (with Matt Pinkett)

    Matt Pinkett is a school teacher and author of Boys Don't Try - Rethinking Masculinity In Schools. As we draw the second season of Men Behaving Better to a close, it seems only fitting to bring it back to the root source of much of this season's content - how boys are raised.

    Matt speaks about the dismissing of boys and how society systemically makes excuses for them while also explaining what we're doing wrong in how we traditionally educate boys.

    Matt details the shocking level of sexual harassment of teachers and the challenges of implementing a sexual harassment policy in schools. From re-defining self harm to the difficulty of walking away from disputes, teaching tender masculinity and much more, this conversation may possibly be the most important one of the series to date.

    Matt's book Boy's Don't Try is available to buy here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Boys-Dont-Rethinking-Masculinity-Schools/dp/0815350252

    To access the full back catalogue of over 250 episodes from the Irishman Abroad Podcast Network that are not available anywhere else and much more, become a patron of An Irishman Abroad for just the price of a pint on www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad.

    Our charity partner is jigsawonline.ie. In these tricky times, Jigsaw provides a range of resources, advice and care for your people to help them strengthen their mental health and the skills needed to navigate life. Please visit their website and consider making a donation.

    For updates on future episodes and live shows follow @jarlath on Twitter, visit www.jigser.com or email the show directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com. 

    Disclaimer: All materials contained within this podcast are copyright protected. Third party reuse and/or quotation in whole or in part is prohibited unless direct credit and/or hyperlink to the Irishman Abroad podcast is clearly and accurately provided.

    • 57 min
    The Challenge Of Working And Parenting (with Kate Thornton)

    The Challenge Of Working And Parenting (with Kate Thornton)

    In this very special episode of Men Behaving Better, Jarlath is joined by Kate Thornton. Having been the youngest (and first female) editor of Smash Hits Magazine and presenter of The X Factor, Pop Idol, This Morning and Loose Women, Kate's story in the world of media is one that must be heard.

    Kate speaks to Jarlath about the challenges raising her son as a single mother. They both discuss their fears of bullying. Kate opens up about the eating disorder that was brought on as a result of her own experiences of school violence as a teen. 

    From the incredible story of how she made the ground-breaking decision to put the Spice Girls on the cover of Smash Hits Magazine to discussing toxic masculinity in the music industry and much more, this conversation gives a rare insight into the journey behind Kate's career.

    To access the full back catalogue of over 250 episodes from the Irishman Abroad Podcast Network that are not available anywhere else and much more, become a patron of An Irishman Abroad for just the price of a pint on www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad.

    Our charity partner is jigsawonline.ie. In these tricky times, Jigsaw provides a range of resources, advice and care for your people to help them strengthen their mental health and the skills needed to navigate life. Please visit their website and consider making a donation.

    For updates on future episodes and live shows follow @jarlath on Twitter, visit www.jigser.com or email the show directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com. 

    Disclaimer: All materials contained within this podcast are copyright protected. Third party reuse and/or quotation in whole or in part is prohibited unless direct credit and/or hyperlink to the Irishman Abroad podcast is clearly and accurately provided.

    • 48 min
    Is Fitness In Lockdown Possible? (with Peter Stringer)

    Is Fitness In Lockdown Possible? (with Peter Stringer)

    In this fourth instalment of the second season of Men Behaving Better to discuss body health and wellbeing, who better than to be joined by Irish rugby legend Peter Stringer.

    Peter explains what keeps him motivated, the importance of being strict with the targets you set for yourself and how best to handle guilt and shame relating to food.

    From resetting your goals in lockdown to his particularly refreshing attitude towards nutrition and much more, this conversation is essential listening for everyone trying their best to take care of their mind and body during these challenging times.

    To hear about the best and worst players Peter has trained with, the hilarious bodybuilding myths that he heard over the years, how he was once made to drink protein shakes as punishment, the mortifying task he was set by Dancing with the Stars producers, the supplement that changed everything for him and more, become a patron of An Irishman Abroad for just the price of a pint on www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad. You will also gain access to the entire back-catalogue of over 250 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes. 

    Our charity partner is jigsawonline.ie. In these tricky times, Jigsaw provides a range of resources, advice and care for your people to help them strengthen their mental health and the skills needed to navigate life. Please visit their website and consider making a donation.

    Disclaimer: All materials contained within this podcast are copyright protected. Third party reuse and/or quotation in whole or in part is prohibited unless direct credit and/or hyperlink to the Irishman Abroad podcast is clearly and accurately provided.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Conflict Resolution (with Baz Ashmawy)

    Conflict Resolution (with Baz Ashmawy)

    This week broadcaster, film-maker and all-round legend Baz Ashmawy joins Jarlath for another rip-roaring episode in the new series.

    With a beautiful honesty (and hilarity), Baz speaks about how himself and his partner share a fondness for fighting and the concept of men operating off of a 'brownie point' system. Baz also details how being raised by two women gave him a greater understanding of women and the impact that learning more about being a man from his mother than he ever did from his father had on him.

    From his relationship test between himself and a friend to his show Wingman, the art of the apology and the challenges of communication in relationships and much more, this is a thoroughly enjoyable conversation with a modern man who has nothing to hide.

    To hear Baz's brutally honest discussion of his biggest regrets, his toxic influences growing up, his selfish past and a rare discussion between Baz and Jarlath about intimacy and romance and much more, become a patron of the Irishman Abroad Podcast Network for just the price of a pint on www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad. You will also gain access to the entire back-catalogue of almost 250 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes. 

    Our charity partner is jigsawonline.ie. In these tricky times, Jigsaw provides a range of resources, advice and care for your people to help them strengthen their mental health and the skills needed to navigate life. Please visit their website and consider making a donation.

    Disclaimer: All materials contained within this podcast are copyright protected. Third party reuse and/or quotation in whole or in part is prohibited unless direct credit and/or hyperlink to the Irishman Abroad podcast is clearly and accurately provided.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Imposter Syndrome (with Romesh Ranganathan)

    Imposter Syndrome (with Romesh Ranganathan)

    In this very special episode of Men Behaving Better, comedian Romesh Ranganathan joined Jarlath for the very first one-to-one conversation of the series to date.

    Romesh and Jarlath speak about imposter syndrome, the importance of understanding how our children are viewing the men around them, the phenomenon of the 'inner bastard' and the impossible challenge of being a conscientious parent in the modern world. 

    From a discussion about recognising criticism as advice rather than an affront to you as a person, the dangerous influences of 90s hip hop, how Rom chose to change his work-life balance and much more, this might be the most fun chat of the series so far.

    To hear how Romesh's ignorance drove Jarlath into a rage spiral, as well as solid advice on calling out bad behaviour among one's peers, the challenges of touring in countries where they have a different attitude towards women and much more, become a patron of the Irishman Abroad Podcast Network for just the price of a pint on www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad. You will also gain access to the entire back-catalogue of almost 250 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes.  

    Disclaimer: All materials contained within this podcast are copyright protected. Third party reuse and/or quotation in whole or in part is prohibited unless direct credit and/or hyperlink to the Irishman Abroad podcast is clearly and accurately provided.

    • 1 hr
    Breaking Habits (with Trish Long, Simon Delaney, Finian Murphy & Tara Flynn)

    Breaking Habits (with Trish Long, Simon Delaney, Finian Murphy & Tara Flynn)

    We are delighted to return to you for the much-anticipated Season 2 of the Men Behaving Better podcast. In front of a packed Sugar Club in Dublin, Jarlath was joined on stage by Actor/Director/Presenter Simon Delaney, Comedian/Writer/Activist Tara Flynn, Vice President & General Manager of Walter Disney Motion Pictures Studios Ireland Trish Long and Marketing Director & Writer Finian Murphy.

    In this first episode of the new series, we tackle the bad habits that need to be shaken in order to move forward. Tara explains the phenomenon of 'manterrupting' (10:00) and Simon discusses parenting four boys and raising them to know how behave around girls (18:00). We also get to hear how Trish has worked with Harvey Weinstein (24:00) before Finian gives a fascinating discussion on the obsession with the gender of newborns (28:00).

    From considering an alternative perspective of the Harvey Weinstein case (48:00) to men's tendency towards having difficulty with not having a broad spectrum of emotions when dealing with negativity (16:00) and the impact of children copying the behaviours that the witness at home (45:00) and much more, this opening episode of the new series certainly does not disappoint!

    Disclaimer: All materials contained within this podcast are copyright protected. Third party reuse and/or quotation in whole or in part is prohibited unless direct credit and/or hyperlink to the Irishman Abroad podcast is clearly and accurately provided.

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Islandfielder ,

Calling out Family

Given myself a day off - as in permissioned myself to have one day totally unscheduled (sad I know) and found the shape that it’s taking thus far is a morning in bed with lots of tea and listening to podcasts I’ve missed. SO happy I came across this one - truly nuanced and both challenging and respectful. I’d become aware of this podcast (love the title) Men Behaving Better And this particular subject about calling our friends and loved ones really spoke to me.

Congrats to Jarlath Regan and team. Looking forward to listening to more. Really important and courageous to have created this space to examine such important issues.

kavanan3 ,

Such a good listen!

Really thought provoking.., well worth a listen for women and men a like

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