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Intentional Man Project (IMP) asks what would it look like if men thought more critically about their gender and its positioning in society? What if all men decided to be men on purpose? What if transgender men led that conversation? IMP answers these questions and more. Hosted by actor Brian Michael Smith and creator and organizer Rocco Kayiatos. Produced by Caitlin George Parker.
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Intentional Man Project INTENTIONAL MAN PROJECT

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Intentional Man Project (IMP) asks what would it look like if men thought more critically about their gender and its positioning in society? What if all men decided to be men on purpose? What if transgender men led that conversation? IMP answers these questions and more. Hosted by actor Brian Michael Smith and creator and organizer Rocco Kayiatos. Produced by Caitlin George Parker.
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    IMP interviews Wade Davis

    IMP interviews Wade Davis

    This week we had the pleasure of speaking with former NFL player, Wade Davis. Being an out gay man in professional football helped shape Davis into the man he is today --- a thought leader, a public speaker and a consultant on gender, race and sexual orientation equality. He's led training sessions for NFL players and coaches on diversity and inclusion, he's a global champion for innovation of UN women, a member of the National Fair Housing Alliance 50th Anniversary Committee, a founding member of VICE's diversity and inclusion advisory board along with Gloria Steinem. He's partnered with Ebony magazine where he launched the #blackmenandfeminism campaign, and with the Ms. foundation #myfeminism campaign. He currently works as the VP of Diversity and Inclusion at Netflix. In this interview he tells us why he calls himself a "solidarity partner" to women rather than an "ally."

    Davis is a reader. Here's just a few of the books he recommends:  Bell Hooks, "Feminist Theory From Margin to Center"  / Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, "America" / James Baldwin, "Giovannie's Room" / Stephanie Coontz, "The Way We Never Were"  / Paula Giddings, "When and Where I Enter" / Toni Morrison, "The Bluest Eye" / Janet Mock, "Redefining Realness" / George Orwell, "Shooting an Elephant" / Roxanne Gay "Hunger"


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    • 47 min
    Brian interviews L-Word star, Leo Sheng

    Brian interviews L-Word star, Leo Sheng

    This week Brian Michael Smith interviews fellow L-Word: Generation Q actor, Leo Sheng. They discuss the controversial character of Max from the original L-Word and the dramatic cultural shift with Generation Q. Listen to hear about Leo's first sex scene, life as an activist, coming out at the age of 12 as trans, and their first big role in the 2019 movie, Adam.


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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Intentional Man Project | Ashlee Marie Preston Interview

    Intentional Man Project | Ashlee Marie Preston Interview

    This week we hear Rocco Kayiatos interview Ashlee Marie Preston, an activist and brilliant thinker and the first openly trans person to run for state office in California. She campaigned for Elizabeth Warren during the Democratic presidential nomination and notably called out Caitlyn Jenner for supporting Trump. We think she's great. 

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    • 58 min
    Intentional Man Project | Brian knows Oprah!? + Jamison Green interview + #blacklivesmatter

    Intentional Man Project | Brian knows Oprah!? + Jamison Green interview + #blacklivesmatter

    Rocco Kayaitos and Brian Michael Smith talk about Brian's rising star with his latest acting work, how he knows Oprah (?!) and they co-interview Jamison Green, author of "Becoming a Visible Man." Brian also takes a moment to acknowledge the Black Lives Matter movement and how we can help.


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    • 56 min
    Intentional Man Project | Brian and Rocco | transness, role models and representation

    Intentional Man Project | Brian and Rocco | transness, role models and representation

    Rocco Kayaitos, former musician and co-founder of Original Plumbing magazine and Camp Lost Boys co-hosts with actor Brian Michael Smith (Queen Sugar, 9-1-1: Lone Star, The L-Word) to talk about their experiences as transgender men and healthy masculinity in the broader culture.

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    • 51 min
    Intentional Man Project | Trailer

    Intentional Man Project | Trailer

    Get excited for The IMP podcast with this teaser trailer. Rocco Kayiatos, former rapper and co-founder of Original Plumbing magazine and Camp Lost Boys co-hosts IMP with actor Brian Michael Smith (Queen Sugar, 9-1-1: Lone Star, The L-Word) to talk masculinity in the broader culture.

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    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Alexandralovesyoga ,

Amazing

The interviews are amazing and so full of solid, powerful thoughts. So much to take away from every episode. So grateful for this.