50 episodes

Welcome to Pillow Talk With Bros: Exploring Masculinity with Open Beers and Open Hearts. We are going to dive into what it means to be a man in the modern world and the different issues men face in our lifestyle, health, career, and relationships.

Pillow Talk With Bros: Exploring Masculinity with Open Beers and Open Hearts Joe Knispel

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 36 Ratings

Welcome to Pillow Talk With Bros: Exploring Masculinity with Open Beers and Open Hearts. We are going to dive into what it means to be a man in the modern world and the different issues men face in our lifestyle, health, career, and relationships.

    What's My Purpose!?

    What's My Purpose!?

    Episode 49 - My guest, Joey Chandler, is a purpose coach and host of the "What's Your Purpose?" Podcast He is out to normalize people talking about purpose and works with entrepreneurs, executives, coaches, and consultants to make their purpose part of their everyday life. His purpose is about people being free and for that he helps people clarify who they are and how to be more of that on a day-to-day basis. You can take his free survey to clarify your purpose at: https://joeychandler.net/purpose_survey

    Joey and I talk about the importance of purpose, finding the message we have that everyone needs to hear, and Joey asks me his two questions to help me find my purpose! 

    Drink of the Day - COMIN IN HOP SESSION IPA from Talisman Brewing Company in Ogden, UT. It has a piney hop flavor but some really great Citrus and tropical fruit aromas. 5.0% ABV. Check em out at https://talismanbrewingco.com or @talismanbrewingco on Instagram.

    BIPOC BUSINESS OF THE WEEK - Sankofa Beer Company-- The foundation for Sankofa Beer Company pulls from the founders' upbringing in West Africa.  At Sankofa Beer Company they challenge the conventions of craft beer by drawing inspiration from the abundance of the African continent. Creating inclusive spaces where culture meets craft, that reinvent beer consumption and its consumers.  They use great ingredients, to craft great beers for great people! Check em out at https://www.sankofabeer.com or on Instagram @sankofabeer

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Divorce is NOT a Dirty Word!

    Divorce is NOT a Dirty Word!

    Episode 48 - In today's episode, Joe and his guest Crystal, talk about their experience with divorce, the stigma of divorce in our society, the tags they felt like they were forced to wear because of their divorce, and if divorce has changed their opinion about marriage.


    Drink of the Day- Joe is drinking a Shambo Juicy IPA from RoHa Brewing in Salt Lake City, Utah. This is a big hop forward IPA, with a punch of juicy citrus notes in the aroma. The pineapple, stone fruit, and citrussy hop flavors are prevalent. This beer is unfiltered, allowing its true flavor profile to come through, the nose is clean and finishes smooth.  ABV 7.0% Check em out at https://rohabrewing.com Insta @rohabrewing


    BIPOC BUSINESS OF THE WEEK - Weathered Souls

    Weathered Souls Brewing Company is not a chain and their beer is not mass produced. They buy their grain locally and delivered to San Antonio, and South Texas. They are independent and with the support of independent loving fans, they intend to stay that way. You can’t be closer to the source of your beer than to sit in the shadow of the fermenter your beer was kegged from days before. The name says it all, we’re a little weathered by life and really don’t mind it. All part of the adventure… Weathered Souls is very happy to be a brewery where everyone is welcomed as a member of their brewery family. They have several old-school philosophies about life and business and one driving force is their philosophy that, if the beer is good enough, folks will find out. So they don’t pay for advertising, and rely on word of mouth just like his Dad did. It’ll take longer to grow the business, but it gives them a lot of satisfaction knowing that they succeed because folks care about them and their beer. They have had great success with their new “Black is Beautiful” initiative, visit their website https://weatheredsouls.beer to find out more. 

    • 1 hr 29 min
    I'm Failing and I Can't Get Up!

    I'm Failing and I Can't Get Up!

    Episode 47 - On today's episode of Pillow Talk With Bros, Joe and his guests, Patrick & Nick, talk about their experiences with failure, how they treat others in response to failure, whether or not they associate achievement with their self-worth, and how they are able to accept failure without it leading to resentment.

    Drink of the Day - Joe is drinking a Wilson Mountain Style IPA from Roadhouse brewing in Jackson Hole, WY. It has an 7.5% ABV and intense hops & citrusy notes. Check em out at https://roadhousebrewery.com/ or on  Instagram @roadhousebeer

    Patrick is drinking a Love and Wrestling Double IPA from Mayflower Brewing, and Nick is sticking with this domestic staple of college campuses everywhere, Natural Light. 


    In 2017, two friends, Elliot and Jahi, decided to open a brewing company after years of homebrewing. Their mission is to be recognized in the craft beer industry for their stylistically un-styled craft beer offerings and to create a culture that embraces creativity and inclusion. Soul Mega literally means “the embodiment of something great.” It represents their vision for the company and their belief that their dream will manifest much larger than they can presently imagine. The name Soul Mega serves as a reminder to the limitless potential of the human spirit.

    Book Recommendations - Patrick recommends The One Thing by Gary Keller & Nick recommends The 12 Week Year by Brian P. Moran & Michael Lennington.

    Music Recommendations - Patrick recommends the band Deer Tick & Nick throws some love to Kid Cudi.

    • 1 hr 32 min
    MENtal Health- Anxiety & OCD

    MENtal Health- Anxiety & OCD

    Episode 46 - In today's episode, Joe and his guest Matthew P Brown, talk about our experiences with anxiety, how we overcome it, whether or not we confuse anxiety with stress, and living with OCD.

    Drink of the Day - Joe is drinking a Ferda Imperial Double India Pale Ale from T.F. Brewing in Salt Lake City, UT, and Matthew is drinking a Whirlpool Pale Ale from Nightshift Brewing Company. Check 'em out!

    BIPOC BUSINESS OF THE WEEK -  Cajun Fire Brewing Company is a family-owned business and the first black owned brewing company in Louisiana and the south, and the fifth black owned brewing brewery in U.S. history. The company was founded in New Orleans in 2011, and has been nationally recognized as a catalytic business that has tackled inequities within the craft beverage industry since inception. The company/LLC via its mission, "Brewing for socio-economic gains one pint at a time", has created not only an increase in civic pride but also tangible accomplishments for many community-driven initiatives. To learn more go to their website Check em out at http://drinkcajunfire.com 

    Matthew's Book Recommendations - Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins, Think Like A Monk by Jay Schetti, and Born Standing Up by Steve Martin.

    Matthew Music Artist he is Obsessed With - Eminem

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Good Grief!

    Good Grief!

    Episode 45 - In today's episode, Joe and his guest Jonathan talk about how they handled and coped with grief. They also talk about siblings being the forgotten mourners & how grief affected their behavior.

    Drink of the Day - Zion Pale Ale from Zion Brewery. Orange lemon and grapefruit hop aroma and flavor meld perfectly with a rich malty American Style Pale Ale. Check em out at www.zionbrewery.com


    Mack Brewing Company  - Mack Brewing Co. is an up and coming brewery located in West Philadelphia and spearheaded by owner and brewer – Philly Mack. "I want people to have fun, listen to some dope music, light up whatever you smoke, Chill and kick it with your friends. Enjoy the complexity of the IPA while trying to simplify the complexities of life". Check em out at https://www.mackbrewingco.com/ or  on Instagram @mackbrewingco 

    Jonathan's Book Recommendation - Leadership and Self Deception by The Arbinger Institute 

    Jonathan's Music Recommendation - Muse or Shinedown. 

    • 1 hr 4 min
    The One About Accountability!

    The One About Accountability!

    Episode 44 - Today’s episode is all about Accountability. Joe and his guest Christian talk about what accountability looks like today, whether or not men handle being held accountable well, and how it makes them feel when someone holds them accountable. 

    Drink of the Day - Joe is drinking a Hopspital IPA from Proper Brewing Co. Hopspital is brewed with three kinds of hops in the boil and dry hopping stages. Chinook and Glacier hops add a piney, fruity body with hints of citrus while Nelson Sauvin from New Zealand lend a tangy, subtly tropical flavor with notes of kiwi, gooseberry and peach. Drink two and call me in the morning. They are located in Salt Lake City, Utah. Check them out at http://www.properbrewingco.com/ Christian is drinking a Helles Lager from KC Bier Company, check them out at https://kcbier.com/our-bier/

    BIPOC BUSINESS OF THE WEEK - Cocoa Cutie- Denise, the Artist and Creator of Cocoa Cutie, was inspired by her nieces and nephews as she was looking for products that reflected her family but was unable to find them. She literally took to the drawing board and drew what she wanted to see. Each character is hand-drawn by her and is one-of-a kind.  Building self-esteem early on in our children is paramount, so each Cocoa Cutie is available in one of four different skin tones to reflect the diversity and beauty of every child. Also, our children deserve the very best, so she makes sure each product is of the highest quality. She makes everything from Clothing, bags, home decor, and everything in-between. Check them out at www.cocoacutie.com or on Instagram @cocoacuties

    Christian's Answers to Joe's 3 burning questions- 

    Book Recommendations- Dream Big by Bob Goff & Cash Flow Quadrant by Robert Kiyosaki

    Music Recommendation- Take it All Back 2.0 by Judah and the Lion

    What is making his heart heavy? Comparison...don't let comparison steal your joy!

    • 1 hr 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

Benedict Aretty ,

Gettin’ into the tough topics

I just listened to the “what’s my purpose?” Episode and it is so good! I’ve been going through some tough mental blocks, and this gave me ways to approach my challenges that I never considered before. I will definitely be listening to it more.

Yourlittlebigsis ,

Wait I love this!

This was so interesting but also fun. Love the way this goes about. Another subscriber here!

katsjan05 ,

Really fun!

It’s fun to hear a couple of guys talk openly about the things we don’t usually hear guys talk about. Give it a listen if you want insight on how men feel.

Top Podcasts In Society & Culture

Pushkin Industries
Glennon Doyle & Cadence13