27 episodes

On Man Up, host Aymann Ismail invites men and women to tell embarrassing, funny, and sometimes disturbing stories about their lives as they try to figure out what they still have to learn—and unlearn—about being a man. They’ll talk relationships, family, sex, and identity, trying to understand their experiences to help listeners make more sense of their own.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.3, 260 Ratings

On Man Up, host Aymann Ismail invites men and women to tell embarrassing, funny, and sometimes disturbing stories about their lives as they try to figure out what they still have to learn—and unlearn—about being a man. They’ll talk relationships, family, sex, and identity, trying to understand their experiences to help listeners make more sense of their own.

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
260 Ratings

260 Ratings

Travis from the MN ,

Wonderful dissection of masculinity

It could be argued that there is no more toxic force in our culture than the expectations that have been put on men regarding emotions, entitlement, treatment of women, lack of introspection, etc. I love that there has begun to be a shift in culture around that recently. This podcast does an admirable job of approaching topics with openness and honesty. My one gripe? This generation of radio/podcast hosts can’t get through a conversational sentence without at least one “like“, and sometimes its overuse borders on farce. But get past that and this is an awesome podcast.

GinaJoyce ,

So real!

Man Up is a truly excellent podcast. Even on the rare episode the falters, its imperfection is honest. The second season is, if possible, even better than the first so far! Thank you for sparking many awesome conversations with friends and family!

josebarungo ,

Hell yeah!!

Super quality content. Ayman works super hard to be vulnerable and honest and authentic, and it shows up in how deep (yet really fun!!) these conversations are. I cohost a podcast on masculinity (called “Really, Bro?”- sorry for the shameless plug lol) and I really admire the depth that Ayman gets to. It’s not easy. Thanks!!

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