27 episodes

In a society where we are constantly re-defining what it means to be a man, Brad Gage brings you a podcast that asks guests to be vulnerable about masculinity and gender issues - looking at who they are now, who they aim to be, and the space in-between.

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    • Self-Improvement
    • 5.0 • 22 Ratings

In a society where we are constantly re-defining what it means to be a man, Brad Gage brings you a podcast that asks guests to be vulnerable about masculinity and gender issues - looking at who they are now, who they aim to be, and the space in-between.

    Joe Rogan Doesn't Understand Toxic Masculinity

    Joe Rogan Doesn't Understand Toxic Masculinity

    Joe Rogan has one major blindspot - his own toxic masculinity. While his open-mindedness on politics, relationships, drugs, hunting, and other social subjects is part of why he's amassed millions of subscribers (and a new $100 million Spotify contract), Rogan rejects the idea that men are conditioned in a way that is harmful to women and themselves. Brad Gage looks at the Joe Rogan Experience podcast as a whole, showing why Rogan would be even more successful if he embraced his emotional, empathetic, and cooperative side.
    Hosted and Produced by Brad Gage
    Written by Brad Gage and Allison Mandell

    • 12 min
    Ep 25 - Sarah Moshman

    Ep 25 - Sarah Moshman

    Like the women in her documentaries, director Sarah Moshman is on a mission. Her work is centered firmly around female empowerment - not just because she recognizes the injustices around her, but also to give her daughter a future with equity, integrity, and real possibility. Sarah’s ability to turn her message into her career makes her one of my personal role models, and her passion for communicating the female experience is infectious - as you’ll hear in our chat. Sarah and I talk about the tough gender subjects - sexual assault, conditioning, and how to talk with our future children about sex. 
    Anyone can host a screening of Sarah's film at www.neverthelessfilm.com
    Hosted and Produced by Brad Gage

    • 51 min
    Ep 24 - Miguel Ferrer

    Ep 24 - Miguel Ferrer

    My friend Miguel Ferrer works internationally as a writer and director for feature films, music videos, and commercials. An exciting life as a storyteller, he could only have realized because his parents emigrated him from Venezuela to Miami when he was a young boy. His heritage is his pride, though Miguel is not afraid to critique the types of toxic male traits that permeate Latino culture. We break down ways to curb macho bullying, how being handsome doesn’t have as much of an effect on women as you think, and a bunch more in today’s episode. 

    • 46 min
    Ep 23 - Dustin Milligan (from Schitt's Creek & RuPaul's Celebrity Drag Race)

    Ep 23 - Dustin Milligan (from Schitt's Creek & RuPaul's Celebrity Drag Race)

    Dustin Milligan is a man very in touch with his masculinity, and if you caught him recently as one of the winners on RuPaul’s Celebrity Drag Race - you’d see he’s clearly in touch with his femininity just as much. You might know Dustin from TV shows like Schitt’s Creek or Silicon Valley, but the guy I know above all is one who genuinely looks at the impact his life is making...and a dude who is just filled to the brim with puns. You can see the proof on his hilarious instagram account. Dustin sat down with me several months ago, right after he had shot Drag Race, to talk about why he had to cut out cannabis after 15 years, how he sees our society’s relationship to social media, and why listening is the best thing men can do right now in the wake of #MeToo. I’m so grateful he took some time to be with me, in THIS moment.
    Hosted and Produced by Brad Gage

    • 44 min
    The Surprising Masculinity of Mister Rogers

    The Surprising Masculinity of Mister Rogers

    What does it mean to be a man? In his own particular way, Mister Rogers represented traits that traditionally masculine men pride themselves in - power, strength, confidence, and success. And his tactics are just what the modern man needs to maneuver personal relationships in the 21st century.
    Special thanks to everyone who had a part in the making of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood”, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor”, and “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”

    • 9 min
    Ep 22 - Caron Clancey

    Ep 22 - Caron Clancey

    Caron Clancey is a writer, director, and eco-conscious hero. And I say “hero” because she wields her power in the way that every one of us can - with our wallets. She makes choices every day, no matter how small, to lower her carbon footprint and help heal the environment. And I think it’s about time that we recognize how exciting it is to make big changes every day. Caron and I talk here about her love for dirt, the helpful earth-nerd tricks she shares online, and how disconnected masculinity bleeds into every area of environmental politics. Above all, this episode will inspire you to make even the smallest baby steps toward your health and the world’s. Because we do what we can with the choices we are brought. And I’m so glad to bring you Caron Clancey in this moment….right now….
    Caron's favorite video about composting - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWKxFWstoCA
     

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

miguel_a_ferrer ,

Presence and Vulnerability

A phenomenal example of how vulnerability, honesty and self awareness leads to discovery, empowerment, and emotional/mental wealth.

AEEEE202 ,

More, please!

Brad is a wonderful and genuine host. I love that the focus of this podcast is the things we think and ponder but rarely share with others. It’s refreshingly honest and it cultivates good in this world. Can’t wait to see how the podcast grows with time!

jmt129 ,

Listen to it!

Brad does a great job in facilitating a conversation that is thoughtful and genuine. He provides a comfortable environment for guests to open up and shed a lot of their "public personas". I also enjoy the references to some iconic spiritual teachers like Ram Dass, Alan Watts, and Eckhart Tolle. Do yourself a favor and give it a listen!

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