5 episodes

How men came to be men.

By Ruwan Meepagala of the Ruwando Podcast: On Archetypal Male Psychology

Volume 1 is on a History of Violence-- covering how the evolution of warfare has driven the evolution of masculine culture and psychology.

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How men came to be men.

By Ruwan Meepagala of the Ruwando Podcast: On Archetypal Male Psychology

Volume 1 is on a History of Violence-- covering how the evolution of warfare has driven the evolution of masculine culture and psychology.

historyofman.substack.com

    III With Your Shield Or On It: Greco-Persian Wars

    III With Your Shield Or On It: Greco-Persian Wars

    The Greco-Persian Wars not only decided the future of world culture, but the Greek and Persian cultural differences helped determine the results of the wars.
    This episode covers a clash of very different worlds after the Bronze Age collapse.
    Personal Note: Thank you for your patience with this one. I’ve been moving my family from Thailand to Mexico the last few months and have been pressed on time.
    But starting this month I’ll be putting out regular content on the historyofman.substack.com
    Make sure to subscribe (free) if you haven’t already.
    If you join as a Founding Member this month (Oct 2022), you will get a 1:1 coaching call with me.


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    • 2 hr 55 min
    II Chiefs to Kings: Solid State War in the Bronze Age

    II Chiefs to Kings: Solid State War in the Bronze Age

    There was no such thing as “war” in the Stone Age.
    Only through certain social advancements was war made possible by the early states.
    This episode covers:
    * History’s first war, first empire, and first fully centralized state.
    * The art of “statecraft” as an extension of the dominance hierarchy.
    * The fissure in male psychology as explained by Nietzsche’s Master and Slave Morality
    * Why we can blame bread (and rice) for the suppression of masculinity
    * How the Us vs. Them paradigm is constructed, and why it was necessary
    Brought to you by MasculineArchetypeChallenge.com
    A short bibliography and other resources shared at historyofman.substack.com






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    • 2 hr 27 min
    I Sticks and Stones: Prehistoric Violence and the Birth of Warrior Ethos

    I Sticks and Stones: Prehistoric Violence and the Birth of Warrior Ethos

    Episode I starts with the first skirmishes between hunting parties in the Paleolithic Era. We cover the relationship of economics and violence, and the earliest psychological mechanisms for overcoming the Resistance to Killing.
    Including quotes from interviews with LtCol. Dave Grossman (Ruwando Podcast episode 81) and Jack Donovan (Ep 98)
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    • 1 hr 43 min
    0 The Winner Effect: Testosterone and the Origins of Male Competition

    0 The Winner Effect: Testosterone and the Origins of Male Competition

    This episode covers the roots of male competition from single-celled asexual species all the way up to modern day stock brokers.
    It’s more biology than history, but we have to start with objective science if we are to make sane assessments of human culture later on.
    This episode covers:
    * How ‘maleness’ originated
    * Why mammals sway their gender ratios based on status
    * The genetic similarities of stock brokers and serial killers
    * The internal hormonal symphony that occurs when males fight
    * and more!
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    The Winner Effect (Ep 0 preview)

    The Winner Effect (Ep 0 preview)

    This is a preview of Ep 0 airing tomorrow.
    (We’re also testing our RSS feed.)
    Real episodes come out tomorrow!


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Theredbeardedsalesmen ,

Excellent story teller

The emotional descriptions, stories and sound design make this a fantastic podcast. Ruwan makes the history of humans relatable and hooks you in while he paints a picture using words and tone to tell meaningful stories.

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