The Man Enough Podcast

Wayfarer Studios LLC

What does it mean to be a man, and human, in the world today? This Webby-nominated audio & video podcast explores what it means to be a man today and how rigid gender roles have affected all people. The show creates a safe environment for a range of perspectives to meet and stay at the table, exploring how the messages of masculinity show up in relationships, body image, privilege, fatherhood, sex, success, mental health and so much more. Instead of polarizing and demonizing men and masculinity, it invites all humans to participate and thrive in the world. The weekly series is hosted by filmmaker, actor & author Justin Baldoni, author & journalist Liz Plank, and President of Wayfarer Studios & award winning music producer Jamey Heath. It’s currently in Season 2 and is in the top 1% of most followed and shared podcasts on Spotify, beloved by men, women and people of all genders.  If you’re interested in learning in real time, deepening your understanding of yourself and others, and being reminded that you are enough, this is the podcast for you. More info at https://manenough.com/podcast read less

Our Editor's Take

The Man Enough Podcast shows how beneficial powerful conversations can be. Actor/director Justin Baldoni, songwriter Jamey Heath, and journalist Liz Plank are the hosts. They give attention to the hard questions. This is the audio version of the show's video podcast.

The Man Enough Podcast has an empathetic spirit and a depth of understanding. The hosts have uncomfortable conversations on challenging topics, like how to be a good man. They invite culture-leading guests to talk about everything from cancel culture to fatherhood. Zachary Levi discusses mental health. Matthew McConaughey examines being a man. More guests include Karamo Brown, Shawn Mendes, and Rainn Wilson. This is the place for listeners who strive to be authentic and to heal. The hosts discuss topics like body image and messages of masculinity.

Glennon Doyle discusses how all must work together to undefine gender roles. The show highlights terms like "radical acceptance." The idea is to encourage intimacy and promote vulnerability. Andy Grammer talks about how to have honest conversations. Alok Vaid-Menon brings up the urgent need for compassion. The Man Enough Podcast is an effort to regain hope in society and each other. It aids in lessening the hurt that many people feel.

The hosts and guests get listeners to confront themselves and their relationships. The points made on this show may stay with listeners long after each conclusion. So for those who aren't already listening to The Man Enough Podcast, now is the best time to start. New episodes appear every Monday.

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Beyond the Bachelor: Colton Underwood's Path to Embracing His True Self
Jan 18 2024
Beyond the Bachelor: Colton Underwood's Path to Embracing His True Self
This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp, the world’s largest therapy platform. Visit http://BetterHelp.com/WhatsUnderneath today to get 10% off your first month. Colton Underwood, best known for his appearances on three seasons of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, openly discusses his journey to self-acceptance. He came out as gay after living an extremely public life as a straight man on the reality show and his NFL career, leading him to reflect on the challenges and triumphs of embracing his true identity. Colton shares insights into his mental health struggles and the realizations that compelled him to stop fighting his truth, which was hurting himself and others.  During this intimate and accountable conversation, Colton delves into the intersection of fame, personal truth, and the evolving definition of masculinity. He emphasizes the lessons he learned about honesty, vulnerability, and the courage it takes to live authentically, now striving to use his experiences for LGBTQ+ advocacy and to help others that are “hiding in plain sight”. IN THIS EPISODE (00:33) Justin Baldoni Introduces the Episode  (02:39) Colton's Joy and Comfort Today vs Most of His Life  (04:17) Creating the Image of Straightness in Style and Music Choices as a Boy (07:40) The Pressure of Public Image and Contradictions in Identity  (10:05) The Terror of the Locker Room as a Closeted Gay Man (12:32) The Journey to Becoming the Bachelor and Backlash as a Public Figure  (15:29) Early Signs of Attraction to Men and Perceptions of Masculinity (17:31) Hiding in Sports and Entertainment, The Bachelor as “Self-Conversion Therapy” (21:20) The Complexity of Public Straight Relationships and His Secret Life (23:40) The Breakup That Broke the Facade, Mental Health Spiral (25:50) Both Holding Himself Accountable for Actions and Owning His Self-Realization (30:13) Facing Blackmail and Forced to Come Out  (33:03) Coming Out to His Family (35:25) Taking Care of Mental Health, Controversy, Finding Love & Friendships (45:02) What Does It Mean to be Man Enough? COLTON UNDERWOOD QUOTATIONS “For the first time in my entire life, I get to be present and I don't have to worry about the future and what's going to happen and I don't have to worry about my past…I'm enjoying all of the stages of building, of loving, of learning, and I don't have to run anymore.” (44:32) “I could become the Bachelor and date 30 women. What's straighter than that? Trying self- conversion therapy on myself…There was nothing more that I could have done to declare that I was a straight man more than becoming the Bachelor.” (00:00) “My dad's ride or die. Anything that goes on in my life, he's got my back and I know it. And same with my mom. He helped me get better and helped me handle things and he was trying his best. My entire family was.” (32:06) FOLLOW COLTON UNDERWOOD:  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/coltonunderwood  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ColtonUnderwoodOfficial  FOLLOW MAN ENOUGH:  Instagram: http://instagram.com/wearemanenough   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@wearemanenough   Facebook: http://facebook.com/WeAreManEnough  YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/wearemanenough  Newsletter: https://manenough.com/newsletter  FOLLOW STYLELIKEU:  Instagram: http://instagram.com/stylelikeu  TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@stylelikeu   Facebook: http://facebook.com/stylelikeu  YouTube: http://YouTube.com/StyleLikeU SPECIAL ADVERTISER OFFERS FOR YOU The What’s Underneath: Masculinity series and this episode are brought to you by BetterHelp. BetterHelp is the world’s largest therapy platform, offering access to licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited psychologists, marriage and family therapists, clinical social workers, and board licensed professional counselors. Visit BetterHelp.com/WhatsUnderneath today to get 10% off your first month. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
From Crime to Compassion: Worthiness, Self-Love and Forgiveness with JJ’88
Jan 11 2024
From Crime to Compassion: Worthiness, Self-Love and Forgiveness with JJ’88
This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp, the world’s largest therapy platform. Visit http://BetterHelp.com/WhatsUnderneath today to get 10% off your first month. At the age of 15, JJ '88 committed murder in an attempt to find belonging in gang life and status among his peers. In this powerful conversation, ‘88 leads us through his transformative journey through incarceration, devastation and self-realization as he discovered the inner strength to forgive himself.  '88 approaches every room with the awareness that he can never fully undo the debts of his past but honors his journey by sharing his story, aspiring to contribute to the improvement of others. His story is not just one of personal redemption; it's a universal call to action, inspiring us to confront our challenges and emerge stronger.  In this episode, hear about: The aftermath of his arrest and the impact on ‘88’s family as they learned of his actions His challenges while incarcerated and how he began to learn and grow His advocacy and others that led to his freedom The deep and powerful friendships he formed behind bars How his father supported him through, a deeply meaningful relationship  The profound lessons he learned about masculinity and the power of self-love Stream JJ'88's Music and Videos: https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/jj88/  For updates on JJ'88's unreleased film Songs From The Hole (coming soon) follow:  https://www.instagram.com/songsfromthehole This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp, the world’s largest therapy platform. Visit http://BetterHelp.com/WhatsUnderneath today to get 10% off your first month. Watch shorter video episodes of What’s Underneath: Masculinity on http://YouTube.com/StyleLikeU  New Man Enough Podcast episodes will continue to hit the feed on Mondays when we return for season 3.  IN THIS EPISODE:  (04:23) Interview begins  (05:22) His style during and after being incarcerated  (13:12) Assumptions people make about him  (16:40) Life as a gang member, the crime he committed and his sentence (31:28) 88’ powerful relationship with his father & music  (35:50) Rock bottom and journey through accountability (41:25) Learning how to release shame and his transformation (43:45) 88’ work around masculinity with young folks  (47:24) How he forgave himself  (49:29) Meeting his wife (51:33) His release from prison  (56:43) Feeling the most vulnerable & beautiful  (01:02:00) Being Man Enough JJ’88 QUOTATIONS: "Shame is not accountability. Shame doesn't help me be accountable... Shame makes it about me... But in the process of doing that, I'm thinking about myself, not the person whose life I've taken." "When you're going through oppression, you can either accept that you are what they say you are... Or you can acknowledge who you truly are and stay grounded in that." "There are no trees in prison. So for me what it was like coming home was like smelling a tree and remembering that trees exist for real, not just on TV, not just in a book." "In order to be restored, you have to believe that you are worthy of being restored" "Being a man looks like having integrity. Being a man looks like keeping my word, living out what I believe and doing so in a way that isn't harmful to others." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Woman Enough: Marriage, Motherhood, & Success with Emily Baldoni and Natasha Heath
Jan 8 2024
Woman Enough: Marriage, Motherhood, & Success with Emily Baldoni and Natasha Heath
In this special 100th episode of the Man Enough Podcast, hosts Justin and Jamey pass the baton to their remarkable wives, Emily Baldoni and Natasha Heath! Natasha and Emily join Liz in an all encompassing conversation about motherhood, marriage, career success, and the importance of community.  Emily provides her perspective on the evolution of the podcast and Justin's personal growth, tracing back to her first appearance in season one. Liz shares reflections on her unique experience of being often the sole woman on the show, the growth in her friendship with Justin and Jamey, and how her involvement has enhanced her trust in and understanding of men.  Natasha unveils an exciting new business venture that merges her passion for community with her expertise in motherhood and postpartum care. Watch this episode on YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/wearemanenough (RECORDED OCT 3rd) Sign up for the Man Enough newsletter to get full video episodes and positive masculinity news every Monday: http://manenough.com/newsletter The Man Enough Podcast is produced by Wayfarer Studios and presented by Procter and Gamble, in partnership with Cadence13, an Audacy company. Timecodes:  (00:00) - Episode Begins  (02:38) - Emily, Natasha, and Liz are taking the reins  (9:10) - Natasha is learning to embrace discomfort  (14:28) - The joy in “taking up space.” (22:21) - Raising boys  (31:09) - Liz’s Journey on Man Enough  (35:52) - Can women have it all? (44:19) - The importance of community in motherhood (1:11:19) - Making domestic labor “visible” work (1:15:26) - What does it mean to be man enough? Quotes: “It's okay for things to get uncomfortable. It doesn't mean the relationship is over. It just means…we gotta breathe through it.” - Natasha Heath “The best form of activism is self -activism. Fight for yourself. Figure out who you are. Do the work.” - Emily Baldoni "I think mothers are the most sacred people on the planet, and we just have to know that becoming parents is the greatest grandest venture." - Natasha Heath "The greatest medicine is for us to know ourselves...because then we can show up authentically...Fight for yourself, figure out who you are,...really do the work and go deep. And then you can show up in the world with all of your gifts because they're endless once you connect to that place." - Emily Baldoni Guest Socials: EMILY BALDONI Instagram: @emilybaldoni X: @EmBaldoni NATASHA HEATH Instagram: @mama_tasha9 About Emily Baldoni & Natasha Heath: EMILY: Emily Baldoni is an actress and entrepreneur from Uppsala, Sweden, who has lived in the US since 2005. She has a long career as an actress in both TV and film and is also the co-founder of We Are Amma, a popular lifestyle brand for mothers. She resides in Ojai, CA with her husband Justin Baldoni and their kids Maiya and Maxwell. NATASHA: Natasha Heath is a pilates instructor, wellness enthusiast and healer of mothers. She was a professional dancer with Bette Midler and starred as a featured professional dancer on Mi sueño es bailar (TV).   Natasha resides in Los Angeles with her husband Jamey Heath and their beautiful blended family. Support Man Enough Man Enough Newsletter: https://manenough.com/newsletter Man Enough book: https://manenough.com/books Boys Will Be Human book: https://boyswillbehuman.com  Follow The Hosts Justin Baldoni https://instagram.com/justinbaldoni https://www.tiktok.com/@justinbaldoni https://facebook.com/justinbaldoni https://twitter.com/justinbaldoni Text Justin: +1 (310) 845-6909 Liz Plank https://instagram.com/feministabulous https://tiktok.com/@lizplank https://facebook.com/feministabulous https://twitter.com/feministabulous http://www.elizabethplank.com/ Jamey Heath  https://instagram.com/jamey_heath_ https://tiktok.com/@jameyheath https://twitter.com/jamey_heath_ https://facebook.com/jameyjaz http://www.jameyheath.com/ #Masculinity #Men #ManEnough #motherhood #mom #enough #marriage #family #pregnancy #girlboss #womanhood #community Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A Football Coach in Heels: Shattering Stereotypes with Mark Bryan | What’s Underneath: Masculinity
Dec 14 2023
A Football Coach in Heels: Shattering Stereotypes with Mark Bryan | What’s Underneath: Masculinity
This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp, the world’s largest therapy platform. Visit http://BetterHelp.com/WhatsUnderneath today to get 10% off your first month. Mark Bryan is a cis, straight-identifying, traditionally masculine man who works as a robotic engineer and football coach…and also loves wearing skirts and heels. He has unintentionally started challenging traditional gender norms by proudly incorporating so-called “Women's clothes” into his wardrobe, rejecting the idea that it says anything about one’s sexual orientation or that clothes should be gendered. Mark recounts the pivotal college moment when he first experimented with high heels and, after a 40-year hiatus, rediscovered the empowering sensation of integrating them into his daily style. The conversation delves into the assumptions people make about Mark's sexual orientation and explores the process of communicating his style shift to both family and colleagues. He navigates the intricate paradox of advocating for clothing being just clothes and needing to be free from gender associations, while acknowledging the power they possess in helping individuals feel authentically aligned with their true selves. This dialogue is a powerful reminder that growth often comes from accountability and challenging discussions. Lily and Elisa have an important conversation with Mark about his relationship with the LGBTQIA+ community, addressing past mistakes. Through it, Mark learns in real-time how he can become a better ally, embracing his shared mission with the queer community in fostering a safe space for self-expression. What’s Underneath: Masculinity is Man Enough’s series in partnership with StyleLikeU, with new episodes every Thursday. Watch shorter video episodes: http://YouTube.com/StyleLikeU  Man Enough Podcast episodes will continue to release every Monday.  IN THIS EPISODE:  (02:54) Freedom of expression through style and fashion (05:22) Telling his wife about wanting to wear heels  (06:22) Assumptions & misperceptions about his sexual orientation (09:05) What his family thinks of his style  (11:42) Addressing the controversy around past comments about the LGBTQIA+ community (19:50) How powerful owning his own style can be for him and others (24:56) Feeling vulnerable and crying  (29:00) What does it mean to be ‘Man Enough’ MARK QUOTATIONS: "We should have more concerns in this world other than what people are wearing. Me wearing skirts should be the least of your worries. We should be worried about racism. We should be worried about wars. The world's not going to end because Mark Bryan is wearing a skirt in high heels." [Regarding missteps and past comments that caused harm]: "I just kind of looked at it as something to be saddened that it happened and then look forward to seeing how to correct it and make myself a better person and use it as a learning experience. It's a pretty beautiful way to look at it. It's the only way to look at life. So if it's something that disappoints you or saddens you...to try to find something positive about it. " "I get a lot of comments on my Instagram, "Hey, be a man, you know, wear pants." I said, "I am a man, but I'm just wearing a skirt."" FOLLOW MARK BRYAN:  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/markbryan911/?hl=en TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@markbryan911 FOLLOW MAN ENOUGH:  Instagram: http://instagram.com/wearemanenough   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@wearemanenough   Facebook: http://facebook.com/WeAreManEnough  YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/wearemanenough  Newsletter: https://manenough.com/newsletter  FOLLOW STYLELIKEU:  Instagram: http://instagram.com/stylelikeu  TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@stylelikeu   Facebook: http://facebook.com/stylelikeu  YouTube: http://YouTube.com/StyleLikeU Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Introducing Wayfarer Studios' New Series "Questions" | The Man Enough Podcast
Dec 12 2023
Introducing Wayfarer Studios' New Series "Questions" | The Man Enough Podcast
In this special episode of Man Enough, Justin Baldoni and Jamey Heath discuss a new Wayfarer Studios 4-part docu-series, "Questions", with director Ahmed Musiol. The new series, available to stream free on the CWTV app, delves into the intricate dynamics of relationships. Each episode profiles four unique couples who bravely confront their deepest fears by asking each other questions - the ones they’ve been terrified to. Watch "Questions": https://bit.ly/QuestionsSeries  Credits: Executive Producers: Justin Baldoni, Andrew Calof Executive Producers: Steve Sarowitz, Endyia Kinney-Sterns, Farhoud Meybodi Produced by: Drew Brandon Jones Created by Farhoud Meybodi Directed by: Ahmed Musiol Kolacek Participants: Wesley Bean Taylor Fields Jocelyn Flores Mike Flores Brandon Garcia Amber Porter Janeiry Santana Tim Thomas Support Man Enough Man Enough Newsletter: https://manenough.com/newsletter Man Enough book: https://manenough.com/books Boys Will Be Human book: https://boyswillbehuman.com  Follow The Hosts Justin Baldoni https://instagram.com/justinbaldoni https://www.tiktok.com/@justinbaldoni https://facebook.com/justinbaldoni https://twitter.com/justinbaldoni Text Justin: +1 (310) 845-6909 Liz Plank https://instagram.com/feministabulous https://tiktok.com/@lizplank https://facebook.com/feministabulous https://twitter.com/feministabulous http://www.elizabethplank.com/ Jamey Heath  https://instagram.com/jamey_heath_ https://tiktok.com/@jameyheath https://twitter.com/jamey_heath_ https://facebook.com/jameyjaz http://www.jameyheath.com/ #boys #men #masculinity #domesticviolence #violence #sexualassult #itendswithus #NOMORE Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
No More: Working Together To End Domestic Violence
Dec 11 2023
No More: Working Together To End Domestic Violence
Disclaimer: This episode includes discussions of sensitive topics, such as sexual assault and domestic violence. Listener discretion is advised. Jane Randel and Pamela Zaballa, leaders of NO MORE, a global domestic and sexual violence nonprofit organization and long-term advisors to Justin Baldoni’s upcoming film “It Ends WIth Us,” join for a discussion about the complex causes of intimate partner violence, generational cycles of abuse, and the burning need for empathy and inclusion towards men in these conversations. Jamey, Justin, and Liz bravely open up about their personal experiences as survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. Liz exposes the gaslighting survivors face, staying in relationships that appear flawless to the outside world. Jamey shares his experiences with sexual assault and molestation from a young age, processing his trauma later in life, and how he's since discovered a deep sense of peace. Learn about NO MORE’s first of its kind collaboration with Wayfarer Studios on “It Ends With Us”, emphasizing the powerful role media can play in creating narratives of change that encourage survivors to share their stories. Watch this episode on YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/wearemanenough Sign up for the Man Enough newsletter to get full video episodes and positive masculinity news every Monday: http://manenough.com/newsletter The Man Enough Podcast is produced by Wayfarer Studios and presented by Procter and Gamble, in partnership with Cadence13, an Audacy company. Timecodes:  (00:00) - Episode Begins (00:33) - We have to stop talking to men as if they are already perpetrators of abuse (05:54) - Welcome Jane and Pamela  (19:04) - Spotting early signs of abuse and trauma in relationships  (31:26) - Jamey's Story  (39:44) - Child survivors of domestic abuse   (47:20) - Liz’s Story (58:32) - Accountability in male friendships  (1:12:23) - No More x “It Ends With Us” Quotes: “Find one friend in your life that will challenge you…so that you yourself can be better.” - Jamey Heath “It’s the emotional scars that are deeper and longer lasting on survivors." - Liz Plank “Abusers often have their own trauma and were victims of abuse…hurt people, hurt people." - Justin Baldoni "We don't talk enough about love and what love makes us do, when we wonder why somebody stays or leaves." - Pamala Zaballa  "People always say 'why didn't she leave?'... They got together because there was love. And that doesn't necessarily change, sadly. If there's abuse, there can still be love." - Jane Randel About NO MORE: The NO MORE Foundation is dedicated to ending domestic violence and sexual assault by increasing awareness, inspiring action, and fueling culture change. With over 1,400 allied organizations and state, local, and international chapters, NO MORE encourages everyone—women and men, youth and adults, from all walks of life—to be part of the solution. https://nomore.org/ NO MORE Global Directory - nomoredirectory.org National Domestic Violence Hotline - 1-800-799-7233 National Sexual Assault Hotline - 1-800-656-4673 In an emergency, call 911 Instagram: @Nomoreorg Twitter: @NOMOREorg Support Man Enough Man Enough Newsletter: https://manenough.com/newsletter Man Enough book: https://manenough.com/books Boys Will Be Human book: https://boyswillbehuman.com  Follow The Hosts Justin Baldoni https://instagram.com/justinbaldoni https://www.tiktok.com/@justinbaldoni https://facebook.com/justinbaldoni https://twitter.com/justinbaldoni Text Justin: +1 (310) 845-6909 Liz Plank https://instagram.com/feministabulous https://tiktok.com/@lizplank https://facebook.com/feministabulous https://twitter.com/feministabulous http://www.elizabethplank.com/ Jamey Heath  https://instagram.com/jamey_heath_ https://tiktok.com/@jameyheath https://twitter.com/jamey_heath_ https://facebook.com/jameyjaz http://www.jameyheath.com/ #boys #men #masculinity #domesticviolence #violence #sexualassult #itendswithus #NOMORE Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
From Misogyny's Victim to Male Privilege with Schuyler Bailar | What's Underneath: Masculinity
Dec 7 2023
From Misogyny's Victim to Male Privilege with Schuyler Bailar | What's Underneath: Masculinity
This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp, the world’s largest therapy platform. Visit http://BetterHelp.com/WhatsUnderneath today to get 10% off your first month. Schuyler Bailar, influential athlete, author, educator, and vocal LGBTQ+ advocate, shares his transformative journey. As the first publicly documented NCAA D1 transgender man to compete as a man in any sport, Schuyler's story is at the forefront of the debate on trans athletes in college sports. Assigned female at birth, Schuyler opens up about the internal struggle he faced in accepting his own boyhood, initially associating masculinity with harmful behaviors​​. He offers candid insight into the performance of masculinity, highlighting how many boys and men seek validation solely within the male gaze, rooted in a desperate need for belonging. A gifted swimmer, Schuyler's passion and talent have been constant through his journey of self-discovery. He provides an intimate look at locker room dynamics, offering a unique perspective on male bonding rituals and the quest for peer validation. His decision to join Harvard’s men's swim team, after being initially recruited for the women's team, was more than a sports headline. This choice was the first statement of his personal truth, and also marked a significant moment in sports history, challenging norms and sparking discussions on inclusivity in athletics.  Schuyler's story is a testament to the strength of character and authenticity, demonstrating how embracing one’s true identity can be a powerful tool for challenging and redefining societal norms. What’s Underneath: Masculinity is Man Enough’s series in partnership with StyleLikeU with new episodes every Thursday. Watch shorter video episodes: http://YouTube.com/StyleLikeU  Man Enough Podcast episodes will continue every Monday.  IN THIS EPISODE:  (05:08) Feeling like an other, sports as a “girl on a boy’s team” (07:16) First relationship to gender (10:00) Being perceived as a cis man and erasure of trans identity (21:19) Experiencing misogyny as a man vs woman; empathy for men (32:34) Swim team, mental health, eating disorder (35:13) Rehab, discovering trans identity (46:01) Top surgery (51:23) Joining Harvard men’s swim team vs women’s (54:01) Men’s locker rooms; calling men in (1:07:14) What does it mean to be “man enough”? SCHUYLER QUOTATIONS: “My takeaway is that if I can call somebody in…if I can get a moment where I can actually talk to somebody and connect about an experience, there's actually real change to be had." “In the locker room, I'd see somebody tell a joke and immediately scan the room to see who else is going to respond and to give them validation...Those dynamics were so striking to me because I hadn't interacted with them in the same way before, and I hadn't been expected to participate in them either...I think that was the most terrifying moment, when I realized I had a desire to engage in the behaviors, because I had spent so long thinking all these things were horrible…Do I engage so that I can belong or stand by my values and risk belonging?” FOLLOW SCHUYLER BAILAR:  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pinkmantaray  TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@pinkmantaray  Site: https://www.pinkmantaray.com/  Book, HE/SHE/THEY: https://www.pinkmantaray.com/he-she-they  FOLLOW MAN ENOUGH:  Instagram: http://instagram.com/wearemanenough   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@wearemanenough   Facebook: http://facebook.com/WeAreManEnough  YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/wearemanenough  Newsletter: https://manenough.com/newsletter  FOLLOW STYLELIKEU:  Instagram: http://instagram.com/stylelikeu  TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@stylelikeu   Facebook: http://facebook.com/stylelikeu  YouTube: http://YouTube.com/StyleLikeU Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Canceling “Cancel Culture”: Loretta J. Ross on Empathy & Activism
Dec 5 2023
Canceling “Cancel Culture”: Loretta J. Ross on Empathy & Activism
Loretta J. Ross is canceling “cancel culture.” Join Justin, Jamey, and Liz for an insightful masterclass with the legendary activist and scholar. Together, they dissect the ineffectiveness of our prevalent “call out culture” and explore Loretta’s proven strategies to promote a culture of empathy and accountability.  With a career spanning over five decades, Ross has been a formidable force in social justice, from fighting apartheid, and de-radicalizing white supremacist, (11:47) to pioneering the women’s movement and co-creating the theory of reproductive justice. In this discussion, she delves into her transformative approach of 'calling in vs. calling out,' (04:53) advocating for empathetic, respectful dialogue over the confrontational public shaming prevalent in online activism. (24:05) Ross’s method challenges 'cancel culture,' aiming to bridge divides and promote growth through constructive conversations. Her insights offer a blueprint in navigating complex social issues with compassion and understanding. (53:25) Watch this episode on YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/wearemanenough (RECORDED OCT 3rd) Sign up for the Man Enough newsletter to get full video episodes and positive masculinity news every Monday: http://manenough.com/newsletter The Man Enough Podcast is produced by Wayfarer Studios and presented by Procter and Gamble, in partnership with Cadence13, an Audacy company. Timecodes:  (00:00) - Episode Begins  (00:12) - Are we becoming sensitive as a culture?  (03:00) - Welcome Loretta J Ross (04:53) - What does it mean to “Call In?”  (11:47) - Reforming Neo-Nazi’s and Fighting for reproductive justice (24:05) - Young people & cancel culture   (36:37) - Complex people, make complex mistakes (53:25) - 5 ways to respond to injustice and harm  (1:04:14) - The beauty of calling- in Quotes: "A calling in is a call out done with love. You're still pursuing accountability. You're not giving people a pass on injustice." - Loretta J. Ross “I want real people around me. I don't need a martyr and I don't need an asshole. I need real people.” - Loretta J. Ross "We've taught young people radical politics but we haven't taught them the politics of radical love." - Loretta J. Ross “If you're not having fun fighting for human rights, you need to check out whether you're doing it the right way." - Loretta J. Ross Guest Socials LORETTA J. ROSS Instagram: @lorettajross Twitter: @LorettaJRoss About Loretta J. Ross Loretta J. Ross is an esteemed Associate Professor at Smith College and a renowned activist and scholar. Ross is credited as a pioneer in women’s reproductive rights, working as the director of the first rape crisis center in the country and co-creating the theory of reproductive justice.  Ross’s upcoming book Calling In the Calling Out Culture  is set to release early 2025. For more insight into building a better culture of accountability, Join Loretta’s next virtual workshop “Advancing Calling In” starting december 9th at Lorettajross.com Support Man Enough Man Enough Newsletter: https://manenough.com/newsletter Man Enough book: https://manenough.com/books Boys Will Be Human book: https://boyswillbehuman.com  Follow The Hosts Justin Baldoni https://instagram.com/justinbaldoni https://www.tiktok.com/@justinbaldoni https://facebook.com/justinbaldoni https://twitter.com/justinbaldoni Text Justin: +1 (310) 845-6909 Liz Plank https://instagram.com/feministabulous https://tiktok.com/@lizplank https://facebook.com/feministabulous https://twitter.com/feministabulous http://www.elizabethplank.com/ Jamey Heath  https://instagram.com/jamey_heath_ https://tiktok.com/@jameyheath https://twitter.com/jamey_heath_ https://facebook.com/jameyjaz http://www.jameyheath.com/ #boys #men #masculinity #cancelculture #callingin #accountability #cancel #culture #LorettaJRoss #Forgiveness #socialmedia Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
From Recklessness to Redemption: Steve-O’s Journey Through Addiction to True Love |  What’s Underneath: Masculinity
Nov 30 2023
From Recklessness to Redemption: Steve-O’s Journey Through Addiction to True Love | What’s Underneath: Masculinity
Man Enough and StyleLikeU welcome comedian, stuntman, and Jackass star Steve-O. The self-proclaimed "aging attention whore" embarks on a raw and riveting odyssey of self-revelation. From the nuanced dynamics with his parents to his ascent as a rising star in Hollywood, and the astronomical rise of Jackass that catapulted him into a vortex of unfathomable self-destruction, this episode is an unmissable journey. Dive into the heart of Steve-O's story as he recounts the harrowing yet inspiring tale of crashing to rock bottom and his extraordinary resurgence. He bravely confronts his battles with alcohol, drug, and sex addiction, revealing the grit and resilience required to overcome these challenges. His narrative is a testament to the power of transformation and redemption. His raw reflections on the turbulent years characterized by destructive patterns in relationships are both enlightening and cathartic, offering a rare glimpse into his transformative path toward sobriety, celibacy, and the pursuit of becoming a man deserving of love. This episode is an exploration into the human spirit's capacity for vulnerability, humility, and profound healing. Steve-O's story is a powerful beacon for anyone seeking inspiration on their path of personal growth. Check out Steve-O’s Bucket List comedy special, LIVE NOW: http://steveo.com This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp, the world’s largest therapy platform. Visit http://BetterHelp.com/WhatsUnderneath today to get 10% off your first month. What’s Underneath: Masculinity is Man Enough’s new series in partnership with popular media company StyleLikeU. Enjoy this series of men revealing their full selves every Thursday here on Man Enough. Watch shorter video episodes on http://YouTube.com/StyleLikeU  New Man Enough Podcast episodes will continue to hit the feed every Monday.  IN THIS EPISODE:  (04:07) Steve-O feels fragile  (5:20) Style, fashion, and appearance  (9:05) Mortality, surviving and legacy (14:29) Becoming a comedian  (22:41) Rock bottom and sobriety  (32:44) Becoming the man the love of his life deserves & meeting Lux (36:28) Making mistakes (42:53) Last time he cry and phone call to Lux  (45:00) Insecurities, aging, feeling beautiful  (53:05) What does it mean to be "man enough"? STEVE-O QUOTATIONS: “Now, I think that our human experience is just a ridiculously cruel prank on us. Because we only have one instinct, which is to survive. But we've only got one guarantee, which is we won't survive”  “I was actually treating them specifically the way I most fear being treated myself. It's just like using people up and throwing them away and and I knew exactly what a piece of shit I was so I promised myself I'm not gonna act out anymore.” “I felt strongly that my mission was to become the man that the love of my life deserves, I needed to do that because like there was no such thing for me as meeting the love of my life 'cause I would have been useless to that person.” FOLLOW STEVE-O:  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/steveo/  TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@steveotv  YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/SteveO  Steve-O’s Bucket List Comedy Special: https://www.steveo.com/  FOLLOW MAN ENOUGH:  Instagram: http://instagram.com/wearemanenough   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@wearemanenough   Facebook: http://facebook.com/WeAreManEnough  YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/wearemanenough  Newsletter: https://manenough.com/newsletter  FOLLOW STYLELIKEU:  Instagram: http://instagram.com/stylelikeu  TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@stylelikeu   Facebook: http://facebook.com/stylelikeu  YouTube: http://YouTube.com/StyleLikeU Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Justin and Jamey on Friendship, Vulnerability, and Tough Love
Nov 27 2023
Justin and Jamey on Friendship, Vulnerability, and Tough Love
For the first time as a duo, Justin and Jamey sit down for a special episode on tough love —from friendship to envy and hard-to-swallow advice— nothing is off limits. They delve into the heart of masculinity, and personal growth (03:19) as they explore vulnerability as an untapped strength among men, share personal anecdotes of growth and self-awareness, and confront the often overlooked necessity of self-care amidst the call of service to others (06:52).  Justin shares his challenges with self-acceptance (22:58) and his desire for approval. Meanwhile, Jamey is challenged to spend more time in silence and find true joy in the “nothingness” of life. Tune in for a masterclass in the art of friendship, introspection, and emotional courage. Watch this episode on YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/wearemanenough (RECORDED OCTOBER 3, 2023) Sign up for the Man Enough newsletter to get full video episodes and positive masculinity news every Monday: http://manenough.com/newsletter The Man Enough Podcast is produced by Wayfarer Studios and presented by Procter and Gamble, in partnership with Cadence13, an Audacy company. Timecodes:  (00:00) - Episode Begins  (03:19) - Justin offers Jamey some “tough love”  (06:52) - Can you find joy in stillness? (14:06)- Jamey didn’t like Justin at first.  (16:50) - Jamey sees Justin for the man that he is (21:20) - Children can inherit “self-doubt”   (22:58) - Justin had a really lonely childhood (26:01) - Justin is afraid of being confident (28:15) - It’s powerful for men to express their love and respect (29:32) - What would the world look like if boys grew up knowing that men were safe spaces? Quotes: “Recently, I've been starting to experience some of what you experienced and some of the way you live your life. And suddenly, recently, joy is becoming more of my default. And I know that would be impossible without having you as my best friend.” - Justin Baldoni  “Friendship is in the nothingness.” - Jamey Heath  “I whisper into the ears of my kids, I tell them there's nothing that they could ever do to make me not love them. That they are enough just as they are.” - Justin Baldoni “I'm on a constant journey to remember my enoughness. That's why I wrote the book and that's why I said in the book that I have not arrived.” - Justin Baldoni “You do something really special, which is speak to the human heart. Certainly spoke to mine.” - Jamey Heath Support Man Enough Man Enough Newsletter: https://manenough.com/newsletter Man Enough book: https://manenough.com/books Boys Will Be Human book: https://boyswillbehuman.com  Follow The Hosts Justin Baldoni https://instagram.com/justinbaldoni https://www.tiktok.com/@justinbaldoni https://facebook.com/justinbaldoni https://twitter.com/justinbaldoni Text Justin: +1 (310) 845-6909 Liz Plank https://instagram.com/feministabulous https://tiktok.com/@lizplank https://facebook.com/feministabulous https://twitter.com/feministabulous http://www.elizabethplank.com/ Jamey Heath  https://instagram.com/jamey_heath_ https://tiktok.com/@jameyheath https://twitter.com/jamey_heath_ https://facebook.com/jameyjaz http://www.jameyheath.com/ #boys #men #masculinity #manenough #man #friendship #vulnerability #marriage #parenting #envy #jealousy #love #toughlove #selfcare #introspection Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
"I Was Almost a School Shooter." Aaron Stark's Journey to Hope | What’s Underneath: Masculinity
Nov 16 2023
"I Was Almost a School Shooter." Aaron Stark's Journey to Hope | What’s Underneath: Masculinity
In a surprisingly uplifting discussion, mental health and gun control advocate Aaron Stark shares his harrowing journey from a childhood marred by extreme abuse and instability to the brink of becoming a school shooter. Stark's candid narrative begins with his early years, dominated by a violent father and a life of constant upheaval, leading to feelings of worthlessness and self-harm. His descent into darkness was halted only by the simple, yet profound, act of kindness from a friend, illustrating the transformative power of empathy and connection. Through this episode, we explore the essence of healthy masculinity and the critical role of vulnerability in mental health. Stark's story is a testament to the human spirit's resilience and the ability to reclaim life from the shadows of despair. His journey from violence to vulnerability highlights the importance of male friendship, understanding, and the courage to break free from the cycles of abuse and self-destruction. Disclaimer: This episode includes discussions of sensitive topics, such as mental health struggles and suicidal thoughts. What’s Underneath: Masculinity is Man Enough’s new series in partnership with popular media company StyleLikeU. Enjoy this series of men revealing their full selves every Thursday here on Man Enough. Watch shorter video episodes on http://YouTube.com/StyleLikeU  This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp, the world’s largest therapy platform. Visit http://BetterHelp.com/WhatsUnderneath today to get 10% off your first month. New Man Enough Podcast episodes will continue to hit the feed every Monday.  IN THIS EPISODE:  (01:16) Jamey & Justin introduce the episode (04:02) Aaron talks about his style and people’s assumptions  (09:34) High school experience & bullying (13:58) Ego death & coming out with his story after the Parkland shooting (18:57) The origins of his childhood abuse  (23:56) Homelessness & self-destruction  (31:29) Hitting rock bottom and how Aaron’s friend saved his life  (36:50) Deciding to live (39:51) Recovery & healing  (49:51) Stripping away the old, starting the new with self-care and storytelling  (52:54) Feeling vulnerable & beautiful  (57:03) Accountability in relationships (59:53) Weight loss journey  (1:01:53) Being Man Enough AARON STARK QUOTATIONS: "He's never once said that I was wrong or that I was broken. He just said that I was a good kid in a shit world." "There's no difference in the kid in Pakistan who told me that he couldn't talk about his abuse because his bullies in his village would kill him...It's not different with the model who's throwing up in her cup for her photo shoot and me when I was about to shoot up a school. It's all just expressions of I'm not good enough inside myself, and I think I need to burn myself apart to fit life." "Treat that kid in the dark that tells himself that he hates himself constantly and tells himself that everything in his life is bad and he's the fault of it. Tell him that he's wrong because everybody else is telling him that he's right. And to me, that's a simple equation. " "Being man enough is being comfortable in yourself and realizing that when you woke up today, you were good enough. And tomorrow you're going to be good enough too. And it's okay to fail, and it's okay to cry, and it's okay to be vulnerable, and it's okay to let someone know that you love them. And it's okay to let someone know that you're hurt, and it's okay to reach out for help." FOLLOW AARON STARK: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aarongstark79/ FOLLOW MAN ENOUGH:  Instagram: http://instagram.com/wearemanenough   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@wearemanenough   Facebook: http://facebook.com/WeAreManEnough  YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/wearemanenough  Newsletter: https://manenough.com/newsletter  FOLLOW STYLELIKEU:  Instagram: http://instagram.com/stylelikeu  TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@stylelikeu   Facebook: http://facebook.com/stylelikeu  YouTube: http://YouTube.com/StyleLikeU Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Finding Humor in Chaos: Brett Dier on Life, Laughs, and Aliens
Nov 13 2023
Finding Humor in Chaos: Brett Dier on Life, Laughs, and Aliens
Actor, artist, and long-time friend of the pod, Brett Dier, joins our hosts for a refreshing and honest conversation on friendship (51:09), vulnerability, and a surprising discussion about the existence of extraterrestrial life (35:36). Brett opens up about his battle with depression, managing his Tourette's, (08:23) and how he channels his challenges into art and comedy, drawing inspiration from the likes of Jim Carrey to use humor as a coping mechanism.  Later in the episode, Jane the Virgin fans, rejoice! Justin and Brett share behind-the-scenes stories (53:17) that are as heartfelt as they are hilarious, exploring the friendships and admiration forged between takes and the resulting bond that extends beyond the screen.  RECORDED MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18th Watch this episode on YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/LZWjW526uoA Sign up for the Man Enough newsletter to get full video episodes it and positive masculinity news every Monday: http://manenough.com/newsletter The Man Enough Podcast is produced by Wayfarer Studios and presented by Procter and Gamble, in partnership with Cadence13, an Audacy company. Timecodes:  (00:05) - Brett used humor to cope with depression  (03:05) - Welcome Brett Dier  (06:57) - When was the last time you didn’t feel enough?  (08:23) - For Brett, his battle with depression & Tourrette’s was a private battle  (16:47) - Brett used humor to escape bullying and torment from other kids  (19:38) - How Justin & Brett dealt with comparison fatigue on ‘Jane The Virgin’ (23:57) - Brett’s evolution through self-work (35:36) - Art & Aliens  (39:19) - Depression's effect on romantic connection and intimacy  (44:43) - The meaning behind Brett’s alien artwork  (51:09) - How Justin and Brett forged a deep friendship as adult men (53:17) - Memories from the set of “Jane The Virgin” (59:53) - What does it mean to be “Man Enough? Quotes: “I wanna make people feel things. That's why I love to act, whether it's to make someone sad or laugh or whatever it is. I just want people to feel.” - Brett Dier  “The longest distance a man will ever travel is the distance between his head and his heart.” - Justin Baldoni  About Brett Dier Brett Dier is a Canadian television and film actor known best for his work on the popular TV show Jane the Virgin (with Justin Baldoni) and the A.B.C sitcom Schooled. He has 2 films that came out in 2023 called About My Father, a comedy with Robert de Niro and Sebastian Maniscalco, and Maybe It’s You, a rom-com with Veronica St. Claire. Aside from acting Brett is an artist and he shares and sells his prints on his Instagram. Guest Links BRETT DIER Instagram: @brettdier Support Man Enough Man Enough Newsletter: https://manenough.com/newsletter Man Enough book: https://manenough.com/books Boys Will Be Human book: https://boyswillbehuman.com  Follow The Hosts Justin Baldoni https://instagram.com/justinbaldoni https://www.tiktok.com/@justinbaldoni https://facebook.com/justinbaldoni https://twitter.com/justinbaldoni Text Justin: +1 (310) 845-6909 Liz Plank https://instagram.com/feministabulous https://tiktok.com/@lizplank https://facebook.com/feministabulous https://twitter.com/feministabulous http://www.elizabethplank.com/ Jamey Heath  https://instagram.com/jamey_heath_ https://tiktok.com/@jameyheath https://twitter.com/jamey_heath_ https://facebook.com/jameyjaz http://www.jameyheath.com/ #boys #men #masculinity #manenough #man #Janethevirgin #disability #insecurity #comedy #funnyguy #acting #art #aliens #extraterrestrial #humor #friendship #friends Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jidenna: Owning Up and Opening Up in the World of Hip-Hop | What’s Underneath: Masculinity
Nov 9 2023
Jidenna: Owning Up and Opening Up in the World of Hip-Hop | What’s Underneath: Masculinity
Welcome to Man Enough’s new series, What’s Underneath: Masculinity, presented by BetterHelp, in partnership with popular media company StyleLikeU. Enjoy this series of men revealing their full selves - new episodes every Thursday.  In this riveting first episode, rapper, singer and style icon Jidenna bares his soul as he takes full accountability for past sexism and shares his journey towards self-improvement. Known for his musical prowess and unique fashion sense, Jidenna shares about:  Courageously confronting the misogynistic world of rap culture (42:33) How Andre 3000 freed him from hyper-masculine style (08:32) Addressing the pressures of sexual performance (46:13) Grappling with imposter syndrome (19:30) A polyamorous relationship that propelled him to confront his manipulative patterns in dating and reform his relationship to women (35:56) Join us as we uncover the layers of masculinity, vulnerability, and the transformative power of embracing one's truth. This candid conversation exposes the harm of traditional masculinity and the path to healing, offering an invitation to witness a man's commitment to growth and making the world a safer place for all. Disclaimer: This episode includes discussions of sensitive topics, such as mental health struggles and suicidal thoughts. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp, the world’s largest therapy platform. Visit http://BetterHelp.com/WhatsUnderneath today to get 10% off your first month. Catch new episodes of What’s Underneath: Masculinity every Thursday here on Man Enough. Watch shorter video episodes on http://YouTube.com/StyleLikeU  New Man Enough Podcast episodes will continue to hit the feed every Monday.  IN THIS EPISODE:  (01:19) - Justin and Jamey introduce the StyleLikeU partnership on this What’s Underneath: Masculinity series and Jidenna (05:34) - Jidenna on rediscovering his why  (07:48) - Jidenna’s style, influences and assumptions people make about him  (12:45) - The spiritual experience that transformed Jidenna  (16:20) - Men’s attraction to other men doesn’t need to be sexual  (19:30) - Jidenna on imposter syndrome and his career  (27:41) - How he used to lie and manipulate, and how he healed  (41:03) - When he feels vulnerable (42:33) - Sexism in rap culture and the recording studio (44:31) - Jidenna’s relationship to his body  (49:10) - Wildest dreams (51:52) - What it means to be man enough  JIDENNA QUOTATIONS: “We can be a bunch of almost paradoxical shades of ourselves and it’s okay.”  “Every rock bottom has a basement and every cloud 9 has an attic.”  “Women don't need to be the innocent bystander of me not dealing with my darkness and not figuring out how to deal with that.”  "I'm man enough because I'm human enough…I'm very proud to be a man. I love being a man. And it's not because it's a man's world. I love it because it feels good to love." MORE ABOUT WHAT’S UNDERNEATH: MASCULINITY A diverse range of men work to shed the traditional perception of what it is to be a man and look further into male vulnerability. On each episode, as the guest answers intimate questions he removes items of clothing, exposing new issues and coming to new revelations about himself and what it is to be a man. It’s a beautiful metaphor for finding comfort in your skin and becoming confident showing your true self to the world.  FOLLOW JIDENNA: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jidenna/ FOLLOW MAN ENOUGH:  Instagram: http://instagram.com/wearemanenough   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@wearemanenough   Facebook: http://facebook.com/WeAreManEnough  YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/wearemanenough  Newsletter: https://manenough.com/newsletter  FOLLOW STYLELIKEU:  Instagram: http://instagram.com/stylelikeu  TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@stylelikeu   Facebook: http://facebook.com/stylelikeu  YouTube: http://YouTube.com/StyleLikeU Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Creating Positive Self-Expression and Body Image with StyleLikeU’s Elisa and Lily
Nov 6 2023
Creating Positive Self-Expression and Body Image with StyleLikeU’s Elisa and Lily
Lily Mandelbaum and Elisa Goodkind, the mother-daughter duo behind the groundbreaking digital media platform “StyleLikeU,” join us for a truly inspirational conversation about body positivity (25:07), self-love, confidence, and the beauty of embracing "what's underneath."  Tune in for an exciting announcement: StyleLikeU is partnering with Man Enough to release a new season of the popular What’s Underneath series, titled “What’s Underneath: Masculinity.” (11:42) For the first time in StyleLikeU’s history the series will exclusively focus on men and masculinity!  Pulling from a shared belief in the connective power of vulnerability and truth (15:24), this collaboration is set to redefine the conversation around men and masculinity, challenging stereotypes, and encouraging self-expression all while calling men in, not out. Join us for thought-provoking discussions with Steve-O, Jidenna, Colton Underwood, and others as we explore themes like body image, sex addiction, sports culture, mental health, and much more.  This special season of What’s Underneath will debut on November 9th with video episodes available on StyleLikeU's YouTube channel and extended podcast interviews right here on The Man Enough Podcast feed.  Watch this episode on YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/LZWjW526uoA Sign up for the Man Enough newsletter to get full video episodes it and positive masculinity news every Monday: http://manenough.com/newsletter The Man Enough Podcast is produced by Wayfarer Studios and presented by Procter and Gamble, in partnership with Cadence13, an Audacy company. Timecodes:  (00:10) - It’s time we recognize eating disorders in men  (04:52) - When was the last time Lily & Elisa didn’t feel enough? (11: 42) - Man Enough x StyleLikeU Season Announcement! (15: 24) - How Lily and Elisa founded “StyleLikeU” (23:15) - How Elisa’s relationship to her body affected Lily growing up (25:07) - The power of owning your body  (30:21) - Cultural Beauty Standards  (42:27) - How Lily found self-acceptance  (51:23) - How society heightens our insecurities  (55:31) - What does it mean to be Man Enough? Quotes: “I think all things should and can appeal to men, not just things you find in a men's book, but things that appeal to women as well.” - Jamey Heath “Two people could be wearing the same outfit, but if one person is really owning who they are…that’s what makes you stop and stare.” - Lily Mandelbaum “We learned through all these interviews that the unifying thread between everybody that we were drawn to interview wasn't about their clothing at all, it was about their sense of comfort in their skin.” - Lily Mandelbaum About StyleLikeU StyleLikeU is a radically honest media company powering a self-acceptance revolution. Their mission is to fundamentally change how people see themselves and others. Their video series such as, The What’s Underneath Project, Closets, Dispelling Beauty Myths and more connect people through the healing power of vulnerability, truth sharing, and the unshakeable bravery to be yourself. Founded by mother-daughter duo, Elisa Goodkind and Lily Mandelbaum. Instagram: @stylelikeu Youtube: StyleLikeU Guest Links LILY Instagram: @lilymandelbaum ELISA Instagram: @elisagoodkind Support Man Enough Man Enough Newsletter: https://manenough.com/newsletter Man Enough book: https://manenough.com/books Boys Will Be Human book: https://boyswillbehuman.com  Follow The Hosts Liz Plank https://instagram.com/feministabulous https://tiktok.com/@lizplank https://facebook.com/feministabulous https://twitter.com/feministabulous http://www.elizabethplank.com/ Jamey Heath  https://instagram.com/jamey_heath_ https://tiktok.com/@jameyheath https://twitter.com/jamey_heath_ https://facebook.com/jameyjaz http://www.jameyheath.com/ #boys #men #masculinity #manenough #man #bodypositivity #bodyimage #selflove #beauty #norms #love #fashion #style #masculinity #men #eatingdisorder Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Men’s Groups: Purpose, Power and Intimacy with John Wineland
Oct 30 2023
Men’s Groups: Purpose, Power and Intimacy with John Wineland
Drawing on years of working with both men and women on sexual and spiritual intimacy, masculinity and finding one's purpose, John Wineland shares how he's trying to help men across the world. A renowned men’s group facilitator, teacher and thought leader, John encourages people to embrace a paradigm shift where masculinity celebrates femininity, presence and liberation. Discover the power and purpose of men's groups (and where to find them), gatherings of men fueled by accountability and real friendships that transcend superficial bonds like sports and booze. With empathy that is far too rare these days, John speaks directly to men who feel displaced, isolated and forgotten in this dynamic time of change in our world. John's message offers clarity and inspiration for men navigating challenging times. He also discusses the secret to handling the grief of losing his daughter (the inspiration for Justin's film, Five Feet Apart) with grace and healing, made possible largely because of the support he found in his own men's group. Whether you identify as a man, woman, trans or nonbinary, this conversation will probably make you want to learn with John, and will have you cheering for him to accomplish his ambitious goal of creating 10,000 men's groups around the world. Watch this episode on YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/wearemanenough (RECORDED OCTOBER 2, 2023) Sign up for the Man Enough newsletter to get full video episodes and positive masculinity news every Monday: http://manenough.com/newsletter The Man Enough Podcast is produced by Wayfarer Studios and presented by Procter and Gamble, in partnership with Cadence13, an Audacy company. Timecodes:  00:03 - The Warriors Work of Healing 03:00 - The purpose of Man Enough  05:20 - Introducing John Wineland  07:08 - Men’s friendships can be more than alcohol and sports  11:30 - Love, grief, and the legacy of Claire Wineland 20:50 - What’s standing in the way of men’s intimate relationships 36:01 - The importance of breath and sound for physical health 38:12 - How to ask your partner for help  43:58 - John’s work with men to stay empowered during a shifting paradigm  01:02:18 - A message to the men who feel displaced  01:05:11 - What does it mean to ‘Man Enough?’ Quotes: “What you will find, is that how you show up in the bedroom is likely how you show up in the world.” - John Wineland  “Most men live in fight or flight.” - John Wineland  “I try to talk about this new paradigm, which is moving from accumulation, warring, winning…to a paradigm of presence and liberation.” - John Wineland About John Wineland For the better part of a decade, John Wineland, an Austin-based men's group facilitator, speaker and teacher has been guiding both men and women in the realms of life purpose, relational communication, sexual intimacy and embodiment. Known for his groundbreaking work with men, John travels world-wide teaching his vision of embodied men's work and deep relational practice. Guest Links JOHN WINELAND Instagram: @john_wineland Youtube: @JohnWineland Website: JohnWineland.com Support Man Enough Man Enough Newsletter: https://manenough.com/newsletter Man Enough book: https://manenough.com/books Boys Will Be Human book: https://boyswillbehuman.com  Follow The Hosts Justin Baldoni https://instagram.com/justinbaldoni https://www.tiktok.com/@justinbaldoni https://facebook.com/justinbaldoni https://twitter.com/justinbaldoni Text Justin: +1 (310) 845-6909 Liz Plank https://instagram.com/feministabulous https://tiktok.com/@lizplank https://facebook.com/feministabulous https://twitter.com/feministabulous http://www.elizabethplank.com/ Jamey Heath  https://instagram.com/jamey_heath_ https://tiktok.com/@jameyheath https://twitter.com/jamey_heath_ https://facebook.com/jameyjaz http://www.jameyheath.com/ #boys #men #masculinity #manenough #man #friendship #grief #daiting #men #mensgroups #healing #loss #life #embodiedman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Travis Van Winkle on Dating, Male Friendships, and the Power of Mentorship
Oct 2 2023
Travis Van Winkle on Dating, Male Friendships, and the Power of Mentorship
Ever think about the Roman Empire? Well, Travis Van Winkle does—sometimes. In this week's episode, our hosts sit down with the talented actor, Travis Van Winkle, who also happens to be one of Justin and Jamey's closest friends. They dive into a wide-ranging discussion covering dating, overcoming trauma, friendship insecurities, alcohol, the Roman Empire trend, and the art of embracing life's imperfect timing. When he's not gracing the screen, Travis Van Winkle devotes much of his time to his role as a Big Brother in the Big Brother Big Sister mentorship program. He opens up about his transformative experience as a mentor to his "little brother," Lyrik, and the revelation that he's more ready than ever for fatherhood. Travis shares his refreshed perspective on dating and marriage, opting for authentic human connections over dating apps while also acknowledging that the gift of marriage may not be in his immediate future. Later in the episode, Travis lays out his “curriculum for life” made up of the different challenges, learnings and lessons he’s gained along the way. And Justin and Jamey reflect on Travis as a close friend, sharing heartwarming moments from their 20+ years of friendship, including a particularly vulnerable incident that threatened to tear them apart early on. Watch this episode on YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/wearemanenough Sign up for the Man Enough newsletter to get full video episodes and positive masculinity news every Monday: http://manenough.com/newsletter The Man Enough Podcast is produced by Wayfarer Studios and presented by Procter and Gamble, in partnership with Cadence13, an Audacy company. Timecodes: 0015: Travis has seen Liz on Raya  03:37 - Introducing Travis Van Winkle  11:13 - Do dating apps give us paralysis of choice?  14:21 - When was the last time Travis didn’t feel enough? 17:10 - How would Travis describe himself to a stranger? 19:09 - Becoming a Big Brother changed Travis’ life 24:11 - Travis’s “curriculum” based outlook on life 28:10 - Justin and Travis has a “friendship breakup” 34:13 - Travis felt like the black sheep of his friend group  41:56 - Do you think about the Roman Empire?  49:44 - Travis is okay with not being married  1:07:20 - What does it mean to be ‘Man Enough’ Quotes: “All of us have some kind of callus over our hearts. And part of our journey to adulthood and to maturity is dissolving that callus.” - Travis Van Winkle “I think being genuine is my superpower” - Travis Van Winkle “I just want to apprentice people on how to love me and in return, I want to be apprenticed on how to love you. “ - Travis Van Winkle “I'm 40 and I'm single and I don't shame that…just because I'm not married doesn't mean I haven't experienced the same amount of depth and love that marriages have.” - Travis Van Winkle  Support Man Enough Man Enough Newsletter: https://manenough.com/newsletter Man Enough book: https://manenough.com/books Boys Will Be Human book: https://boyswillbehuman.com  Follow The Hosts Justin Baldoni https://instagram.com/justinbaldoni https://www.tiktok.com/@justinbaldoni https://facebook.com/justinbaldoni https://twitter.com/justinbaldoni Text Justin: +1 (310) 845-6909 Liz Plank https://instagram.com/feministabulous https://tiktok.com/@lizplank https://facebook.com/feministabulous https://twitter.com/feministabulous http://www.elizabethplank.com/ Jamey Heath  https://instagram.com/jamey_heath_ https://tiktok.com/@jameyheath https://twitter.com/jamey_heath_ https://facebook.com/jameyjaz http://www.jameyheath.com/ #boys #men #masculinity #manenough #healing #friendships #dating #datingapps #marriage #romanempire #mentorship #bigbrother #acting #sober  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Justin is Back! (and still a work in progress)
Sep 25 2023
Justin is Back! (and still a work in progress)
We're back! In this highly anticipated episode, our dynamic trio of hosts, Justin Baldoni, Liz Plank, and Jamey Heath, reunites for an electric conversation that's bound to resonate with anyone navigating the complexities of evolving in modern life. Justin, who famously "wrote the book on masculinity," opens up about what he's been up to during his hiatus, a recent mistake that made him run to re-read his own book, and why he feels like he's in a constant state of evolution. His vulnerability sets the stage for a honest discussion about the unending journey of self-discovery and 'doing the work.' As the episode unfolds, our hosts share their own personal stories of growth, from insecurity at work and Liz's 'imposter syndrome' to Jamey's constant evolution as a father and how he's learning to better deal with conflict in his home. It's a candid, and relatable exploration of self transformation that will leave you feeling inspired and energized to embrace your own imperfect path of development. Join us as we delve deep into the heart of what it means to be human in today's world, and the bumps we make along the way. Watch this episode on YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/wearemanenough Sign up for the Man Enough newsletter to get full video episodes and positive masculinity news every Monday: http://manenough.com/newsletter The Man Enough Podcast is produced by Wayfarer Studios and presented by Procter and Gamble, in partnership with Cadence13, an Audacy company. Timecodes: 02:28 - Justin's back! 06:00 - Justin is proud of Man Enough 08:18 - Justin is not an expert, he's a work in progress 11:11 - Sometimes you have to 're-read your own book' 14:46 - Just because we stumble, it doesn't mean we aren't moving forward 17:08 - Even when we make mistakes, our mistakes are perfect 20:30 - Liz saw the humanity in her male friends mistakes 24:05 - Jamey experienced his worst moment in parenting 34:20 - We never really arrive Quotes: "Growth is not linear" - Justin Baldoni “Just because you can write the book on masculinity, doesn't mean you ever arrive.” - Justin Baldoni  "Even when I make mistakes, my mistakes are perfect." - Liz Plank "This life is a workshop." - Justin Baldoni Support Man Enough Man Enough Newsletter: https://manenough.com/newsletter Man Enough book: https://manenough.com/books Boys Will Be Human book: https://boyswillbehuman.com  Follow The Hosts Justin Baldoni https://instagram.com/justinbaldoni https://www.tiktok.com/@justinbaldoni https://facebook.com/justinbaldoni https://twitter.com/justinbaldoni Text Justin: +1 (310) 845-6909 Liz Plank https://instagram.com/feministabulous https://tiktok.com/@lizplank https://facebook.com/feministabulous https://twitter.com/feministabulous http://www.elizabethplank.com/ Jamey Heath  https://instagram.com/jamey_heath_ https://tiktok.com/@jameyheath https://twitter.com/jamey_heath_ https://facebook.com/jameyjaz http://www.jameyheath.com/ #boys #men #masculinity #selfhelp #workinprogress #selfwork #activism #reflection #justinbaldoni #healing Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Hank Azaria’s Journey to Radical Accountability
Sep 4 2023
Hank Azaria’s Journey to Radical Accountability
Renowned voice actor Hank Azaria joins for a raw conversation about cancel culture, identity politics, and transformation. Hank bares all on facing controversy for voicing Apu on The Simpsons, evolving from the defensive hot seat to becoming a crusader against unconscious bias. Hank opens up about his learnings from the experience and his commitment to helping others shed harmful beliefs that may be holding them back from true human connection. Later, Hank's Human Solidarity Project co-founder, Dustin Washington, joins the conversation to share their vision for a more united and equitable world, working to create discourse on shattering societal norms around race and gender. Watch this episode on YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/wearemanenough Sign up for the Man Enough newsletter to get full video episodes and positive masculinity news every Monday: http://manenough.com/newsletter The Man Enough Podcast is produced by Wayfarer Studios and presented by Procter and Gamble, in partnership with Cadence13, an Audacy company. Timecodes:  05:32 - Hank wonders if he’s ‘enough’ as a father for his teenage son 10:45 - How Hank’s understanding of gender equity has grown 17:40 - Letting go of Apu 28:22 - Hank’s journey to accountability  39:35 - How do we get children of the next generation excited about social change? 45:34 - A healthy amount of shame can be a good thing 47:00 - Do we use our “blindspots” as an excuse? 53:58 - Hank is working to create human solidarity 59:45 - Dustin Washington and the Soul Focused Group 01:02:45 - How has racism impacted male friendships? Quotes: “Part of what motivated me to approach the Apu [situation] thoughtfully is: what am I going to say to [my son]? Someday he will be old enough to discuss this. What will I look him in the eye and say?” - Hank Azaria “There are good decent people out there that will not look under the hood, because of defensiveness because of ego.” - Jamey Heath “I think a lot of young boys are growing up feeling like they're the problem…you're not responsible for building the world we live in but you are responsible to change it.” - Liz Plank “We don’t have to have all the answers, we’re searching for the answers.” - Jamey Heath “Racism has created an artificial barrier that now lives in our subconscious, that keeps us from having the level of human connection that we should have, which allows us to come together and solve problems.” - Dustin Washington Support Man Enough Man Enough Newsletter: https://manenough.com/newsletter Man Enough book: https://manenough.com/books Boys Will Be Human book: https://boyswillbehuman.com  Guest Socials HANK AZARIA Instagram: @hankazaria Twitter: @HankAzaria Human Solidarity Project HSP works to eradicate oppressive forces by creating opportunities at the individual level to unpack limiting beliefs and cultural conditioning. The HSP provides institutions with workshops to transform societal norms from racial inequity to human solidarity. Support Man Enough Man Enough Newsletter: https://manenough.com/newsletter Man Enough book: https://manenough.com/books Boys Will Be Human book: https://boyswillbehuman.com  Follow The Hosts Justin Baldoni https://instagram.com/justinbaldoni https://www.tiktok.com/@justinbaldoni https://facebook.com/justinbaldoni https://twitter.com/justinbaldoni Text Justin: +1 (310) 845-6909 Liz Plank https://instagram.com/feministabulous https://tiktok.com/@lizplank https://facebook.com/feministabulous https://twitter.com/feministabulous http://www.elizabethplank.com/ Jamey Heath  https://instagram.com/jamey_heath_ https://tiktok.com/@jameyheath https://twitter.com/jamey_heath_ https://facebook.com/jameyjaz http://www.jameyheath.com/ #boys #men #masculinity #thesimpsons #apu #hankazaria #accountability #voiceacting #mentalhealth #race #racialbias #racism #human #humansolidarity #healing Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Anger: Getting Comfortable with Uncomfortable Emotions
Aug 28 2023
Anger: Getting Comfortable with Uncomfortable Emotions
Join Jamey and Liz in a raw, real-time discussion on tackling disappointment, frustration, and anger the healthy way. When a technical glitch causes disappointment on set, Jamey confronts his own anger, guided by Liz's encouragement to open up. Discover the challenges of expressing anger publicly and learn how embracing it can prevent resentment. Tune in for a personal conversation that highlights the crucial journey of embracing discomfort. Watch this episode on YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/wearemanenough Sign up for the Man Enough newsletter to get full video episodes and positive masculinity news every Monday: http://manenough.com/newsletter The Man Enough Podcast is produced by Wayfarer Studios and presented by Procter and Gamble, in partnership with Cadence13, an Audacy company. Timecodes:  2:02 - Jamey is learning to process his anger in real time  11:46 - Anger can be a positive emotion 15:56 - The burden of wearing a “brave face” 19:20 - Teaching boys to express anger in a healthy way 22:48 - Anger is a privilege for certain groups 26:00 - Bottled up anger leads to resentment 32:48 - When you feel joy, you have clarity Quotes: “Tell me more” - Liz Plank  “Anger is a feeling that is okay to feel…how we express it is what matters.” - Jamey Heath “When you are feeling overwhelmed, sad and depressed…immediately go be of service to another and you will find that your troubles will dissipate.” - Jamey quoting ʻAbdu'l-Bahá “If you can see the end in the beginning, you will be thankful for every disappointment.” - Jamey Heath “Women have more experience with sharing what’s going on in their lives. In which case, something that might be frustrating, because you expressed it and had someone validate it, you can actually let go.” - Jamey Heath “Joy gives us wings” - Jamey Heath Support Man Enough Man Enough Newsletter: https://manenough.com/newsletter Man Enough book: https://manenough.com/books Boys Will Be Human book: https://boyswillbehuman.com  Follow The Hosts Justin Baldoni https://instagram.com/justinbaldoni https://www.tiktok.com/@justinbaldoni https://facebook.com/justinbaldoni https://twitter.com/justinbaldoni Text Justin: +1 (310) 845-6909 Liz Plank https://instagram.com/feministabulous https://tiktok.com/@lizplank https://facebook.com/feministabulous https://twitter.com/feministabulous http://www.elizabethplank.com/ Jamey Heath  https://instagram.com/jamey_heath_ https://tiktok.com/@jameyheath https://twitter.com/jamey_heath_ https://facebook.com/jameyjaz http://www.jameyheath.com/ #boys #men #masculinity #genz #genx #anger #emotions #resentment #mentalhealth #feelings #abuse #fatherhood #socialmedia Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices