30 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.

Real Feels Brad Gage

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    • 5.0 • 23 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.

    How Pickup Artists Ruined Dating

    How Pickup Artists Ruined Dating

    Pickup Artists might seem old, corny, and pretty ridiculous to most people, but since their mid-2000’s rise in popularity, the philosophy of THE GAME has influenced a generation of young men to manipulate their way to sex. With pickup gurus like Ross Jeffries, Neil Strauss, and Mystery teaching men for decades how to cut the female experience out of dating, they've made a lasting influence on the minds of modern single guys. Brad breaks down the “rules”, the mindset, and the emotional disconnection in hopes to find a better way to find love.
    Writing / Hosting / Graphics / Editing by Brad Gage
    Produced by Brad Gage and Allison Mandell
    Special thanks to: Dana Swanson Caron Clancey Matt Fried Jesse McKiel Ben Gonzales Ryan Thomas Andrew Delman Max Johanson

    • 18 min
    Amanda Crew on Eating Disorders and Sexual Trauma

    Amanda Crew on Eating Disorders and Sexual Trauma

    Amanda Crew (HBO's Silicon Valley) and Brad have been friends a long time, but recently bonded over each of them finding movements they are truly passionate about. For Brad, it's reframing toxic masculinity, and for her, it's re-educating people around eating disorders. She's been vocal about it in her work with Project Heal, but in this conversation, we get to the genesis of her journey through anorexia.
    Amanda also gets frank about her own experiences with sexual trauma, providing advice about how romantic partners of victims can maneuver sex in a way that honors body autonomy and past events.
    Thanks for listening and if you want to find out more about Project Heal, which is an organization working to break down systemic, healthcare, and financial barriers to eating disorder treatment - go to theProjectHeal.org. Also - if you or someone you love is a victim of sexual violence seeking resources or support, you can find that and more at RAINN.org where they are in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country.
    Hosted, Produced, and Edited by Brad Gage
    Subscribe to Real Feels on YouTube for more videos about how we form a new, more empathetic masculinity.

    • 43 min
    Kaitlyn Hollysmith and Her Story of Trans Visibility

    Kaitlyn Hollysmith and Her Story of Trans Visibility

    Today’s episode is mostly a story - one both personal to me and educational. It’s with Kaitlyn Hollysmith, a lawyer, a mother, a wife, and a friend...who back in my college fraternity days - was my little brother. Kaitlyn is trans. Here on the show, we reconnect after 10 years of that normal drift apart that happens after you leave college, but she saw what I was doing with Real Feels, and reached out. 
    Her story about finding who she really was, how she got close to committing suicide, and triumphing into a married life with a young son - I can’t think of a more heroic journey. So, here is Kaitlyn Hollysmith spending some time to tell her story with me, right now.
    Thanks for listening and if you or someone you love is looking for a place with resources and crisis help for LGBTQ+ youth, check out thetrevorproject.org
    Hosted, Produced, and Edited by Brad Gage

    • 37 min
    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. 
     
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    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

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A Thank You

Thank you so much for being such a wonderful podcast that provides understanding and promotes positive communications between individuals.

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Presence and Vulnerability

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

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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!

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