234 episodes

This show is about the character of men rather than the trappings of manhood. We will discuss the challenges men face from day to day, relationships, and personal accountability. We will talk about the finer points of manhood, and what it means to be a man in these modern times. It is all designed to lead up to a decision; the decision to be a better man today, than we were yesterday.

Being A Better Man Alf Herigstad

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    • 4.9 • 184 Ratings

This show is about the character of men rather than the trappings of manhood. We will discuss the challenges men face from day to day, relationships, and personal accountability. We will talk about the finer points of manhood, and what it means to be a man in these modern times. It is all designed to lead up to a decision; the decision to be a better man today, than we were yesterday.

    235 - The Return, with guest Les moore

    235 - The Return, with guest Les moore

    It has been almost three whole months since I have released a new podcast. The last episode, number 234 went live on September 18th. Since then my life got a little crazy and I had some unfortunate technical challenges to overcome. During this three month Hiatus I have made a lot of observations, I have gained many insights, and I have continued on the path of being a better man than I was yesterday. I plan to share these insights with you in upcoming episodes. Today however, for my first episode back in a while we have a special guest who is going to share his personal story with us.



    This interview has been scheduled for about three months as well. In fact we sat down and recorded it one day several weeks ago and that was when I realized that my technology was not working…it didn’t record. Now thankfully, that issue is resolved and and I am finally able to share this inspiring interview with you.

    • 38 min
    234 – Errors In Judgement, and How To Handle Them

    234 – Errors In Judgement, and How To Handle Them

    This week I got a letter from a listener named Kyle. Kyle was wondering if I would talk about something specific, that being; overcoming failure in your life.



    The kind of failure Kyle was talking about is the same kind of failure each of us have experienced in one way or another. I’m not talking about big things like failing to pass the bar exam or failing to become a millionaire by the time you are 30. No, I’m talking about those little everyday failures. The kinds of things that make you feel regret about who you are and what kind of man you are being.

    • 12 min
    233 – There Are Always Options

    233 – There Are Always Options

    I have said before on this show that I continue to learn from my father, he continues to be my mentor and my example of what manhood is. Now, being in the presence of these two brothers during this experience has made that statement even more true. At 55 years old I still have so much to learn from my elders. Regardless of your age or your station in life don’t forget that. You still have much to learn. We all still have so much to learn and the ones to teach us are those who have already gone through it. So I encourage everyone to seek out the wisdom of men older than you. Wether they are family, a neighbor, or someone you meet on the street—take the time to hear them. Take advantage of their stories and experience and put it to work in your own life. Utilizing the experience, wisdom, and knowledge of men older than you is a very effective human strategy, it has been working since our species began. It’s also another tool to use while you are being a better man today than you were yesterday.

    • 14 min
    232 – Hate Makes It Impossible, To Be A Better Man

    232 – Hate Makes It Impossible, To Be A Better Man

    Today I will be making a very pointed observation about something going on right now. If it offends you, you are free to never listen to me again. If it offends you, then you are obviously not aligned with the message this podcast offers. I would add that if you are offended by today’s podcast to at least also give yourself the benefit of hearing me out.

    • 14 min
    231 – Plan Your Next Adventure!

    231 – Plan Your Next Adventure!

    I spent several years of my life with no adventures. I was too involved in the rat race. I was too busy working to take the time to explore and discover. Looking back I think that was a mistake. For the rest of my life I’m going to try and have at least one adventure every year…maybe even more.

    • 10 min
    230 – When It’s Hard Being A Father

    230 – When It’s Hard Being A Father

    This can be a touchy, emotionally charged topic, but it’s also a fact of modern life and I feel like I need to talk about it a little bit. This is something I have dealt with personally in my life. Many, many men I know have also dealt with it. My own son is still dealing with it right now and I just got a letter from a long time listener named Tom where he told me about the struggles he is going through regarding access to his children. It’s a real thing, a heart wrenching thing, and as men we really need to think about from every angle.

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
184 Ratings

184 Ratings

kwmcdill ,

lovely stories

I'm a woman who loves to listen to Alf, especially his stories from his childhood. Many of his experiences and insights resonate across the sexes. For a podcast directed towards the masculine, there is an extreme amount of tenderness in Alf's presentations.

Xuintero LV ,

Subscribe if you were raised by wolves

The podcast was recommended to me by a friend. I downloaded a couple episodes and found his advice basic, at best. Alf talks about being a man by facing your fears. His solution to anyone trying to lose weight, “stop putting junk in your mouth”. You would gather more inspiration from a Hallmark card then this podcast. Take the Pass Go and collect your $200.

Gisele_Oliveira ,

Love it!

This show is really amazing. Keep it up! Congrats.

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