9 episodes

“What’s Good, Man?” is a podcast in search of healthy masculinity. Hosted by rappers, writers, and activists Guante and tony the scribe, it’s a response to a pressing need: most of us agree that old-fashioned, violent masculinity needs to change, but aren't sure what comes next. We're here to try to figure it out, together. With episodes on men’s role in the feminist movement, how masculinity is portrayed in pop culture, healthy sexuality, and more, “What’s Good, Man?” strives to be a space for honest, critical conversations about what manhood is, but also about what it could be.

What's Good, Man‪?‬ Guante & tony the scribe

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 71 Ratings

“What’s Good, Man?” is a podcast in search of healthy masculinity. Hosted by rappers, writers, and activists Guante and tony the scribe, it’s a response to a pressing need: most of us agree that old-fashioned, violent masculinity needs to change, but aren't sure what comes next. We're here to try to figure it out, together. With episodes on men’s role in the feminist movement, how masculinity is portrayed in pop culture, healthy sexuality, and more, “What’s Good, Man?” strives to be a space for honest, critical conversations about what manhood is, but also about what it could be.

    What Is The Future Of Masculinity?

    What Is The Future Of Masculinity?

    (Or: Masculinity as Science Fiction)
     
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    @tony_the_scribe // tonythescribemgmt@gmail.com
    @elguante // elguante@gmail.com
    www.wgmpod.com
     
    Guests:
    Mick Castro Malik Mitchell Abeer Syedah Alec Lossiah Sawyer Plotz Katie Eichele

    • 1 hr 34 min
    The Art of Taking The L

    The Art of Taking The L

    The Art of Taking The L
    (Or: How We Can Win By Losing)
     
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    @tony_the_scribe
    @elguante
    transcripts and more available at www.wgmpod.com
     
    Video of "The Art of Taking The L": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RVRKNJFIJI
     
    Purchase "The Art of Taking The L" zine bundle at Button Poetry: https://buttonpoetry.com/product/the-art-of-taking-the-l-zine-bundle/

    • 35 min
    What Happens When We Mess Up?

    What Happens When We Mess Up?

    What Happens When We Mess Up?
    (Or: What Happens When We F**k Up?)
     
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    @tony_the_scribe
    @elguante
    For transcripts and more, visit www.wgmpod.com
     
    Resources
    Barnard Center for Research on Women's "Building Accountable Communities Project" "Dealing With Our Shit" Collective's Zine Mia Mingus' "How to Give a Good Apology" Mia Mingus' "Dreaming Accountability" Dan Harmon's Apology (18:38) Kyra and Malcolm London's Accountability Process How To Survive The End of The World Episodes on Transformative Justice (1 and 2)

    • 1 hr 22 min
    How Do We Build A Culture Of Consent?

    How Do We Build A Culture Of Consent?

    How Do We Build A Culture Of Consent?
    (Or: Have You Ever Had Sex In A Haunted House?)
     
    #WhatsGoodMan
    @tony_the_scribe
    @elguante
    transcripts and more available at www.wgmpod.com
     
    "How Do We Build A Culture Of Consent" Zine: https://guante.info/2018/10/08/how-do-we-build-a-culture-of-consent-new-zine/
     
    "Consent at 10,000 Feet" Video:
    https://guante.info/2015/04/27/guante-consent-at-10000-feet-new-video-plus-links/
     
    A few organizations building a culture of consent (among many):
    National Sexual Violence Resource Center PAVE (Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment) Know Your IX A Call to Men Local organizations! Especially if you’re looking to donate, go local. To use Minneapolis as an example: The Sexual Violence Center MN Coalition Against Sexual Assault (other states also have “CASA” organizations) The Aurora Center Suggested readings:
    “Yes Means Yes!: Visions of Female Sexual Power and A World Without Rape” (Friedman and Valenti) “Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture” (ed. Gay) “Ask: Building Consent Culture” (ed. Stryker) “Queering Sexual Violence: Radical Voices from Within the Anti-Violence Movement” (ed. Patterson) “The Hunting Ground: The Inside Story of Sexual Assault on American College Campuses” (Documentary and Book) “The Beginning and End of Rape: Confronting Sexual Violence in Native America” (Deer) “Asking for It: The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture–and What We Can Do about It” (Harding) “Not On My Watch: A Handbook for the Prevention of Sexual Violence” (Rotman) “Know My Name” (Miller) Poems, links, and other resources:
    https://guante.info/2017/11/10/poems-links-and-resources-re-metoo-consent-and-rape-culture/

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Masculinity: Fix It, or Forget It?

    Masculinity: Fix It, or Forget It?

    Masculinity: Fix It, or Forget It?
    (Or: REAL MEN don’t create artificial limits to dictate what a REAL MAN is so is there even such a thing as a REAL MAN or is the problem MASCULINITY or is the problem REALITY itself?
    Or: I’M COMING OUT OF MY SHELL AND I’M NOT DOING JUST FINE.)
     
    Relinquishing The Patriarchy by adrienne maree brown:
    http://adriennemareebrown.net/2019/05/28/relinquishing-the-patriarchy/
     
    Last Word by Shannon T.L. Kearns
    www.shannontlkearns.com
    www.queertheology.com
     
    #WhatsGoodMan
    @tony_the_scribe
    @elguante
    transcripts and more available at www.wgmpod.com

    • 1 hr 8 min
    What Can Hitch Teach Us About Healthy Dating?

    What Can Hitch Teach Us About Healthy Dating?

    Episode 4: What Can Hitch Teach Us About Healthy Dating?
    (Or: Ten Things I Wish I Knew About Dating As A Teenager)
     
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    @tony_the_scribe
    @elguante
     
    Transcripts and more info available at www.wgmpod.com

    • 1 hr 21 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
71 Ratings

71 Ratings

iwasmemolafirst ,

A favorite

This podcast tackles really hard issues with humor, honesty, accountability, and vulnerability. I highly recommend it to any listener.

Athena MB ,

Honest and relatable but very educational too

In my PhD research I focused on masculinities and it remains the focus of my (university-level) teaching. I look forward to sharing this podcast in my upcoming cross-cultural masculinities class and then in Gender Studies 101. The creators do an excellent job examining complex topics with nuance. The way they explain their ideas is both incredibly pithy and incredibly accessible. As they explain in the intro, it’s important for men to engage with these topics, in large part because they have to be part of the solutions in addressing challenges that arise in patriarchal societies. If you only have access to one resource on masculinities, make it this one.

P.S. I also highly recommend Guante’s poetry and other works on similar themes available online at places like Button Poetry.

lauraleecho ,

Smart, entertaining “translation” of hegemonic masculinity

Smart, entertaining “translation” of hegemonic masculinity in terms of pop culture, everyday encounters. It’s a great start to the conversation with loved ones who are may be new to critical conversions about men, masculinity, and dominance. Great work Kyle and Tony^^

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