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The Imperfect Pod is a forum for discussing masculinity more intentionally and purposefully. As I've gotten older, I've realized how much masculinity has become a prominent topic within society. It gets a lot of hate - specifically around the language of toxic masculinity. However, I believe that masculinity, done correctly, is a source of good within society. That doesn't mean that the current stage of masculinity is acceptable - men can be better - but the conversations need to be had. As such, my podcast is a platform where I engage with men of all ages, races, genders and beliefs to share their vulnerabilities and ideas of masculinity. My goal is to build generations of men who love themselves, and others, more deeply and healthily, whatever that means to them. What I want to leave my listeners with after every episode is that there isn't this one-size-fits all idea of masculinity. Nor is the solution to the current state easy. But if we work together and have these conversations, maybe we can see that we're on the right track. Topics of this show include family, relationships, pornography, sex, gender, masculinity, toxic masculinity, growth, addiction and much much more. Noted guests include Jason Lee, Erik Everhard, Marques Ogden and more!

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    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

The Imperfect Pod is a forum for discussing masculinity more intentionally and purposefully. As I've gotten older, I've realized how much masculinity has become a prominent topic within society. It gets a lot of hate - specifically around the language of toxic masculinity. However, I believe that masculinity, done correctly, is a source of good within society. That doesn't mean that the current stage of masculinity is acceptable - men can be better - but the conversations need to be had. As such, my podcast is a platform where I engage with men of all ages, races, genders and beliefs to share their vulnerabilities and ideas of masculinity. My goal is to build generations of men who love themselves, and others, more deeply and healthily, whatever that means to them. What I want to leave my listeners with after every episode is that there isn't this one-size-fits all idea of masculinity. Nor is the solution to the current state easy. But if we work together and have these conversations, maybe we can see that we're on the right track. Topics of this show include family, relationships, pornography, sex, gender, masculinity, toxic masculinity, growth, addiction and much much more. Noted guests include Jason Lee, Erik Everhard, Marques Ogden and more!

    Just the TIP | Why The Fatherless Epidemic is a Real Problem

    Just the TIP | Why The Fatherless Epidemic is a Real Problem

    Welcome back to Just the TIP is where I do a short reflection on this past week's episode! On this episode, I give my reflections on the importance of talking about the fatherless epidemic or fatherless generation as some people like to call it, where I heard about it from and more.
    If you're looking for episodes where I talk about fatherhood in specific, check out my episodes with Josh Loong, Clay Smeltzer, Ben Killoy, Alan Stein Jr, Cameron Gordon, Pablo Milandu, Rene Klein-Horseman, and more! It's a very common topic on this podcast.
    As always, reach out to me on Instagram @theimperfectpod, email me at luke@theimperfectpod.com or join my FB group called https://www.facebook.com/groups/229891395146974 (The Imperfect Group).

    • 10 min
    The Fatherless Epidemic and Its Affect on Young Men with Leo Bourne

    The Fatherless Epidemic and Its Affect on Young Men with Leo Bourne

    Why are so many homes growing up without fathers? Why is there a major correlation between fatherless men and the prison system? How can you break the negative cycle if you're a victim of a fatherless home? These are some of the topics I cover on today's episode with Leonardo Lightbourne AKA Leo Bourne. We also talk about the power of consistency, love and journaling.
    About Leo: L.T. “Leo” Bourne discovered in his early 20s his gift of inspiration and leadership. He founded Open Thought, a non-profit organization created for youth development in the Turks and Caicos Islands, to give the youth a voice and an outlet to express themselves. L.T. believed creating Open Thought would inspire youth to overcome any circumstances they are facing by creating a platform that displays like-minded individuals who have risen above similar circumstance. It is a vision he carries in his heart to this very day as he is still building the outlet. Apart from his work with Open Thought, L.T. is a writer, filmmaker, speaker, and philanthropist. He is passionate about problem-solving, collaboration and engaging young people in fighting the common threats of their environment such as violence, poverty, and abuse. L.T. shares his vision of a united community that uses love, open-thinking, and commitment to make a difference. Weaving a tapestry of his lifetime of experience, L.T. plans to inspire youth with his personal story and lessons learned about personal development, leadership, and the power of using open-thinking to live a more fulfilling life. You cay buy his https://www.ltbourne.com/books (book), check out his https://www.ltbourne.com/ (website), or connect with him on https://www.instagram.com/iamltbourne/ (Instagram), https://twitter.com/iamltbourne/ (Twitter) and https://www.facebook.com/IAmLTBourne/ (FB).
    If you liked the episode, make sure to press subscribe, follow, leave a review and message me on Instagram @theimperfectpod or email me at Luke@theimperfectpod.com and join my https://www.facebook.com/groups/229891395146974 (Facebook group). I always always want to hear from my listeners and continue the conversation!

    • 52 min
    Just the Tip | Creating More Support in our Society for Mental Illness

    Just the Tip | Creating More Support in our Society for Mental Illness

    Just the TIP is where I do a short reflection on this past week's episode!
    As always, reach out to me on Instagram @theimperfectpod, email me at luke@theimperfectpod.com or join my FB group called https://www.facebook.com/groups/229891395146974 (The Imperfect Group).

    • 6 min
    How to Cope with PTSD After Coming Home from the Army with Tom Smoot

    How to Cope with PTSD After Coming Home from the Army with Tom Smoot

    This week’s guest is Tom Smoot and we talk about what it’s like to come home from the army with PTSD, the effects it can have on those around him, how he copes with PTSD, the power of exposure therapy.
    About Tom: After more than a decade in the Army's special operations community, under Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations, Tom moved on with a PTSD diagnosis. Now, as an engineer and entrepreneur, he uses that military background to craft stories and insight into his work. When he's not running marathons or building things, Tom can usually be found spending his time at the The Lift and Shift Foundation which he founded and advocates for veteran inclusion in science and technology through programs that educate and build confidence or as he likes to say, reduces a veterans' barriers to entry. You can connect with Tom and follow his foundation at https://www.weliftandshift.org/ (Lift and Shift Foundation). You can also follow the great work they're doing on https://www.instagram.com/liftandshiftfoundation/ (Instagram), https://twitter.com/weliftandshift (Twitter), and https://medium.com/lift-and-shift (Medium).
    If you liked the episode, make sure to press subscribe, follow, leave a review and message me on Instagram @theimperfectpod or email me at Luke@theimperfectpod.com and join my https://www.facebook.com/groups/229891395146974 (Facebook group). I always always want to hear from my listeners and continue the conversation!

    • 1 hr
    Just the TIP | Discussing Trauma, The Fatherless Nation and Dating

    Just the TIP | Discussing Trauma, The Fatherless Nation and Dating

    On this episode of Just the TIP I discuss the riots at Capitol Hill and Trump for a bit and how ludicrous it is that so many men look up to him.
    I then reflect on this week's episode about trauma and my personal experiences (or lack thereof) with it. I then discuss the topic of the fatherless nation and my experiences with dating/love addiction and why I'm taking a year off of dating apps.
    As always, reach out to me on Instagram @theimperfectpod, email me at luke@theimperfectpod.com or join my FB group called https://www.facebook.com/groups/229891395146974 (The Imperfect Group).

    • 13 min
    How Childhood Trauma Can Have Everlasting Effects on Men and Women

    How Childhood Trauma Can Have Everlasting Effects on Men and Women

    On this episode, my guest is Riana Milne and we talk about The 10 common traumas and why they matter, how men and women are affected by these traumas and how the show themselves in daily interactions! Riana’s Mission is to “Help Change the Way the World Loves” by Healing Unconscious Childhood and Love Trauma that impacts so many adults; and with research-based educational strategies – Helping them to Create the Life they Desire and to Have the Love Relationships they Deserve.
    You can connect with Riana on her https://rianamilne.com/ (website), on her IG @https://www.instagram.com/coachrianamilne/ (coachrianamilne), Facebook @https://www.facebook.com/CoachRianaMilne (coachrianamilne). I've also linked https://rianamilne.com/books/ (her books) and how you can get some of her resources for free!
    Lastly, I’ve started a FB group called https://www.facebook.com/groups/229891395146974 (The Imperfect Group) where we will continue all of these conversations about masculinity in a community dedicated to these topics. I have a few past guests as part of the group so you can get direct access to some of the most interesting people I’ve spoken to on this journey!
    If you enjoyed the episode, make sure to press subscribe, follow, leave a review and message me on Instagram @theimperfectpod or email me at Luke@theimperfectpod.com! I always always want to hear from my listeners and continue the conversation!

    • 55 min

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Alan Stein ,

This show is (im) PERFECT!

Luke does an awesome job getting awesome guests and talking about awesome topics! I really enjoy his style!

Alan Stein ,

This show is (im) PERFECT!

Luke does an awesome job getting awesome guests and talking about awesome topics! I really enjoy his style!

Life&RelationshipCoach ,

Thanks Luke for Hosting me!

Lukes show is great - he examines men, women and their relationships - especially trying to give solid valuable advice to men of all ages. Be sure to Catch our Show on HOW Past Unhealed, Unconscious Childhood Trauma Impacts Adults Success in Life, Love and Relationships - You'll be surprised at what you hear - and that 90% of People have at least 1-3 of the 10 Traumas Holding them back! Coach Riana Milne; RianaMilne.com

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