21 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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    • 4.2, 236 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

4.2 out of 5
236 Ratings

236 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.

Splitter4days ,

Let’s talk about what we don’t talk about

Let’s face it, guys are really bad about talking about what it means to be a guy. “Man up” has that conversation, in a way that doesn’t put you off. It’s really nice to hear people talking openly and honestly about things that guys just don’t talk about, whether it’s domestic abuse or male birth control. Get ready to listen to some thought provoking ideas.

Squirrels B. Gone ,

Excellent show

Aymann Ismail has been destined to glow up since his days at The Daily Targum at Rutgers. It was clear back then that he was thoughtful, hard-working, and meant to create great things. Every one of his projects thus far has set the bar high, and Man Up is no exception.

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