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As seen in the New York Times, on NPR, and the TODAY Show, Man of the Year is the #1 friendship podcast in the country! Comedians and friendship experts Matt Ritter and Aaron Karo will help you make new friends, reconnect with old ones, and build lifelong social fitness. Each November they award a gigantic Man of the Year trophy to one of their childhood friends – a tradition that has kept their crew going strong since the '80s. But the country is currently facing a friendship recession – 15% of men report having zero close friends – and they’re on a mission to change that with tips, hacks, and decades of hilarious stories.

Man of the Year - Champions of Friendship Matt Ritter and Aaron Karo, Bleav

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 246 Ratings

As seen in the New York Times, on NPR, and the TODAY Show, Man of the Year is the #1 friendship podcast in the country! Comedians and friendship experts Matt Ritter and Aaron Karo will help you make new friends, reconnect with old ones, and build lifelong social fitness. Each November they award a gigantic Man of the Year trophy to one of their childhood friends – a tradition that has kept their crew going strong since the '80s. But the country is currently facing a friendship recession – 15% of men report having zero close friends – and they’re on a mission to change that with tips, hacks, and decades of hilarious stories.

    #84 - Mastering the Art of Small Talk

    #84 - Mastering the Art of Small Talk

    Some people hate small talk. But frankly all of us could do a bit better and use it more as an opportunity to spark the beginnings of a friendship. Let's face it all friendships start small.

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    • 39 min
    #83 - Friendship Goals: Achieving "Tenure"

    #83 - Friendship Goals: Achieving "Tenure"

    Buddies you’ve known so long they’re now obligated to be in your life are known as tenured friends. You know where you stand with them and they have deep knowledge in a very specific field: You. Karo and Matt discuss some of the pros and pitfalls of friends earning tenure, and coin the term “friend emeritus” for those you don’t see that much anymore but still command respect.

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    • 36 min
    #82 - What Jalen Bruson and Josh Hart's Friendship Can Teach Us

    #82 - What Jalen Bruson and Josh Hart's Friendship Can Teach Us

    The Knicks are not only winning but they are doing it with a group of long time bffs. Jalen Brunson, Josh Hart and Dante DiVincenzo aren't just teammates, they are old college teammates and bff's who now have a podcast called The Roommates pod. When they aren't competing with NBA players they are competing with us in the friendship space. We welcome the challenge. Seriously, we think are a great example of how male friendship should be and how it enhances their locker room and games potentially as well.

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    • 37 min
    #81 - Your 2024 Wedding Season Survival Guide

    #81 - Your 2024 Wedding Season Survival Guide

    Another year has gone by and another set of friends is taking the plunge this summer. From making a toast to making out with a bridesmaid, Karo and Matt have all the tips and hacks you need to be the ultimate wedding guest.

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    • 37 min
    #80 - Unfriendly Competition

    #80 - Unfriendly Competition

    The Fine Line Between Friendly Competition and Jealousy towards Friends. We believe a little healthy competition between friends has a lot of benefits, but we are also aware of the famous Teddy Roosevelt quote "comparison is the thief of joy." So in this episode we dig into what is a healthy level of friendly rivalry vs. when it becomes a jealous rage that ruins your life.

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    • 39 min
    #79 - From Fringe Friends To Binge Friends

    #79 - From Fringe Friends To Binge Friends

    How do you take someone from your outer circle and upgrade them to a homie you hang out with all the time? Today on the pod Karo and Matt teach you how to turn fringe friends into binge friends!

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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
246 Ratings

246 Ratings

turtleigg ,

It makes me strive to be a better friend.

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Cleveland friend ,

AI discussion was boring

The good news is I just bought two of your T-shirts and I’m wearing them proudly. The bad news is you’re getting off-topic. Please return to things related to friendship for men. That’s what drew me to you and you’re getting way off topic. The idea of your podcast is admirable and appreciated. Please return to your purpose with the podcast. Thank you.

E-Beach ,

Really thought provoking, fun, and practical!

What a great concept! I really like how the show delves into so many undiscussed, even taboo topics for men in a non-Andrew state manner. So glad I met Aaron at a recent college alumni party.

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