18 episodes

James McDermott explores the many forms, messages, and experiences of masculinity in the 21st century. Through incisive, authentic, and compassionate conversations he digs into the challenges, pitfalls, privileges, and opportunities of being a mxn, and what it is like to live in a society dominated by men. A new podcast from Story Machine Productions for anyone who has ever wanted to get under the skin of modern masculinity.

Hosted by James McDermott: www.jamesmcdermottwriter.weebly.com
Produced by Story Machine Productions: www.storymachineproductions.co.uk

Mantor: The Masculinity Conversation‪s‬ Story Machine Productions

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James McDermott explores the many forms, messages, and experiences of masculinity in the 21st century. Through incisive, authentic, and compassionate conversations he digs into the challenges, pitfalls, privileges, and opportunities of being a mxn, and what it is like to live in a society dominated by men. A new podcast from Story Machine Productions for anyone who has ever wanted to get under the skin of modern masculinity.

Hosted by James McDermott: www.jamesmcdermottwriter.weebly.com
Produced by Story Machine Productions: www.storymachineproductions.co.uk

    17. David Whitney

    17. David Whitney

    'I sometimes say to my current partner, 'I'm very camp. Are you sure you want to be with me?' And she says to me: 'those are the things I love about you.'

    I now present myself as a man in a way that makes me feel comfortable.'



    James McDermott talks to theatre maker David Whitney about the relationship between gender identities and sexual identities.  

    • 36 min
    16. Andy Wood

    16. Andy Wood

    'If we want to start turning out well-balanced young men, we need to mentor boys into adulthood.'



    Andy Wood, founder of Menscraft, talks to James McDermott about peace, love, and the difficult relationship between aggression, cowardice, bravery and masculine identities.

    • 33 min
    15. Katy Jon Went

    15. Katy Jon Went

    'I don't have gender dysphoria. I have gender euphoria!'

    • 45 min
    14. Chris Gribble

    14. Chris Gribble

    'I always had this sadness mixed with pity for men as a child. I remember thinking "it would be so much better to be a girl"'.

    Chris Gribble



    James McDermott talks to Chris Gribble, Chief Executive of National Centre for Writing, about gender, sexuality, and the opportunities and limitations of language. 



    MANTOR is hosted by James McDermott: www.jamesmcdermottwriter.weebly.com
    Produced by Story Machine Productions: www.storymachineproductions.co.uk
    Music by Jordan Mallory-Skinner 
    For more on Mantor: The Masculinity Conversations see www.storymachineproductions.co.uk/portfolio/mantor-the-masculinity-conversations

    • 41 min
    13. Freya Gallagher-Jones

    13. Freya Gallagher-Jones

    'We still have this sense that working class males are disposable cogs in a machine. Working class men are too often told to shut up.'
    James McDermott is joined by Freya Gallagher-Jones to discuss working class masculinity, intersectionality, and power. 

    MANTOR is hosted by James McDermott: www.jamesmcdermottwriter.weebly.com
    Produced by Story Machine Productions: www.storymachineproductions.co.uk
    Music by Jordan Mallory-Skinner 
    For more on Mantor: The Masculinity Conversations see www.storymachineproductions.co.uk/portfolio/mantor-the-masculinity-conversations

    • 37 min
    12. Alan Buys

    12. Alan Buys

    'I truly believe that community is going to be one of the things that enables masculinity to be whole.'
    James McDermott is joined by Alan Buys to discuss masculinity, feminism, faith and community.
    Hosted by James McDermott: www.jamesmcdermottwriter.weebly.com
    Produced by Story Machine Productions: www.storymachineproductions.co.uk
    Music by Jordan Mallory-Skinner
    For more on Mantor: The Masculinity Conversations see here.

    • 50 min

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