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The Rising Man Podcast

Welcome to “The Rising Man Podcast,” a platform where amazing men from all walks of life come to share their personal stories about the journey from boy to man, the challenges, triumphs, and insights they’ve experienced, and what they’ve learned along the way. Here we dive deep into masculine culture to identify what it really means to be a man in the modern world and to extract tips and tools to help EVERY man rise into greatness and become the man he is destined to be.

May 21, 2020

Andrew Smiler is a professional therapist and acclaimed author in the masculine realm. From thirty years of observing, leading, and researching men, he has a well of experience that will profoundly inform your understanding of the male psyche. In this episode, we investigate models of masculinity by considering both the historical, cultural implications and dynamic, healthy models for the future.


Show Notes:

  • What does culture say that a man should be? 
  • Why different cultural groups have drastically different perceptions of masculinity
  • Why a lack of consensus around masculinity perpetuates confusion
  • When did saying “I love you” to another straight man become taboo or uncomfortable?
  • Why traditional cultures believe that after a rite of passage, the male will be able to provide, protect, and procreate. 
  • Does the feminine still need men to provide, protect, and procreate? 
  • Are these traditional models of masculinity still relevant in the modern world?
  • How do we integrate the more traditional, historic models of masculinity into a more tech heavy, gender neutral world?
  • Why the way we treat our elders reveals our collective maturity


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For those with a teenage boy in your life, check out his best hit - “Dating and Sex: A Guide for the 21st Century Teen Boy” 


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