63 episodes

Join therapist, coach and creator Buck Dodson (LCSW) for Gay Men's Life Lab, a podcast that extends the brave and bold conversations he’s been having with other gay men for over 15 years about what matters most to us, and how to follow our own paths to feel alive and aligned – mind, body, heart, and soul. Each episode, Buck and his guests dive deep into the issues facing gay men today, including relationships, self-worth, purpose, a healthy body, sex, and more. Together we take an honest look at what’s working, what’s not and what to do about it. We get real with each other, about ourselves and our lives, and we open up about our struggles and our successes. Along the way, we learn from each other and grow together, feeling inspired and connected. This is your Gay Men’s Life Lab. Welcome!

Gay Men's Life Lab with Buck Dodson Buck Dodson

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 46 Ratings

Join therapist, coach and creator Buck Dodson (LCSW) for Gay Men's Life Lab, a podcast that extends the brave and bold conversations he’s been having with other gay men for over 15 years about what matters most to us, and how to follow our own paths to feel alive and aligned – mind, body, heart, and soul. Each episode, Buck and his guests dive deep into the issues facing gay men today, including relationships, self-worth, purpose, a healthy body, sex, and more. Together we take an honest look at what’s working, what’s not and what to do about it. We get real with each other, about ourselves and our lives, and we open up about our struggles and our successes. Along the way, we learn from each other and grow together, feeling inspired and connected. This is your Gay Men’s Life Lab. Welcome!

    Farewell Episode

    Farewell Episode

    As I say at the end of my coaching and therapy sessions, “we’ll have to stop here.” Join me for this final episode as I wrap up the podcast. Tune in to hear about my decision, what’s next and how I hope to stay in touch. You may even hear some inspiration on approaching endings and new beginnings in your own life. To stay in touch with me and be notified of future offerings from Gay Men’s Life Lab, please join my email list by visiting www.buckdodson.com. Even though there w...

    • 32 min
    Leading Through the Genius of LGBTQ Culture and Values

    Leading Through the Genius of LGBTQ Culture and Values

    In this episode, I talk with sought-after coach, speaker, professor, and author, Dr. Joel A. Davis Brown about his new book, The Souls of Queer Folk. Join me as I talk with Joel about:What it means for leaders to be “Queer-minded” How growing up LGBTQ teaches us to be leaders in lifeQueer culture as a wisdom tradition with value for all people, especially organizational and business leadersThe 9 values that express the beauty of LGBTQ+ people Get your copy of Joel’s book, The...

    • 57 min
    Becoming Whole Through Sacred Queer Community With Hunter Flournoy

    Becoming Whole Through Sacred Queer Community With Hunter Flournoy

    In this episode, I talk with trauma and recovery coach, spiritual companion, and queer elder, Hunter Flournoy. We dive deep into what it means to heal as gay, bi and queer men & how compassionate community and spirituality are key to embrace ourselves and each other. Join me as I talk with Hunter about:The importance of LGBTQ Heart Circles for gay men and queer people to see & feel seenHow and why Hunter helps men to accept and embrace ourselves by coming home to our bodies and b...

    • 57 min
    Developing Secure Attachments to Heal Disordered Relationships With Food, Exercise and Body Image With Vanessa Scaringi, PhD and Kathryn Garland, LCSW

    Developing Secure Attachments to Heal Disordered Relationships With Food, Exercise and Body Image With Vanessa Scaringi, PhD and Kathryn Garland, LCSW

    In this episode, I talk with psychotherapists and founders of Calm Counseling, Dr. Vanessa Scaringi and Kate Garland, LCSW about the role of attachment styles and relationships in recovering from eating disorders, body dysmorphia and excessive exercise.Join me as I talk with Kate and Vanessa about:Why disordered eating, body image and exercise issues “work” to address chronic loneliness and disconnection How the search for sameness and conformity are risk factors for disordered eating an...

    • 55 min
    From Surviving to Thriving as a Gay Man From Islam

    From Surviving to Thriving as a Gay Man From Islam

    A “Gays On” episode featuring Burak Yilmaz on healing and self-discovery In this episode, I talk with Burak Yilmaz about his remarkable path to freedom as a gay man which he chronicles in his upcoming book, If My Mother Never Left. Join me as I talk with Burak about:Being tortured for speaking out as a gay man in IslamLearning to survive alone on the streets of Turkey and New York CityOvercoming shame and recovering from depression How writing has helped him heal and live as his tru...

    • 38 min
    Gay Superpowers of Camp and Drag

    Gay Superpowers of Camp and Drag

    We need our gay superpower now more than ever. Our communities, especially our members who are trans, gender non-binary and/or drag artists, are being subjected to assaults on our identities and human rights. Let’s double down on who we are and in this episode, why we’re here. Tune in to this ‘Quick Buck’ solo episode as I dive into the powers of camp and drag. I explore:What are gay and queer superpowers?How camp and campiness speaks to queerness and helps us feel seenThe role of drag i...

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

sthrondson ,

An Important Voice

I’m really thankful for finding this podcast! As a gay man entering middle age, I’ve been dealing with homophobia and shame issues for a long time. In this podcast, Buck Dodson covers topics important to gay men with compassion and sensitivity. I appreciate his honesty and vulnerability in sharing his life experiences. I look forward to learning more!

Sftaurus ,

Valuable podcast for our community

A friend had sent me the podcast/interview on gay spirituality, which was amazing. So I listened to a few more and I’m really really enjoying Bucks content, vulnerability and passion to assist our community. So glad you’re gonna continue. Thank you Buck. John in SF

HelloAppIe ,

A much needed voice for gay men today

I’m so glad Buck is back with season 3. Thank you Buck for showing up so vulnerably and talking about what you’re going through. It sounds like the conversations in this new season will come from a newly formed lens and I’m looking forward to learning and growing more into myself by listening to you.

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