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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.

Oct 22, 2020

There’s an important story that no one in the men’s work community is talking about. Our two guests, Taylor Houchens and James Panther, address taboo topics and express their vulnerable truths in this hugely helpful episode. We identify the areas that are plaguing men - including isolation, suppression, and fear of intimacy. With brotherhood and authentic expression at the core of their message, they personify the values of the Rising Man Movement and offer their valuable insights on masculine embodiment.


Show Notes:


  • The importance of expressing insecurities and unworthiness in a safe container 
  • What does trauma integration work actually look like?
  • How bringing suppressed, distressed aspects of the psyche back to the surface can be healing
  • Why is intimacy between men taboo?
  • How gay and queer men can bring unique wisdom to the brotherhood movement
  • Tips for living in full expression and Truth
  • How established trust leads to lightness and humor
  • Is there value in simply expressing your desires?
  • Why it’s common for men to silently question their sexuality
  • How to handle a situation where your consent is violated
  • What are the principles that guide heart-based communities?
  • How does boy psychology affect our intimate lives?
  • How a failure to communicate and express ourselves leads to misrepresentations and misunderstandings
  • Why do we suppress our truth if we mentally know that expression is important?
  • What we can do to assist oppressed peoples
  • How to heal from our shame wounds
  • What is a victim’s mindset and how to evolve out of it


Connect with Taylor Houchens:

Instagram | @taylor.houchens

Taylor is a licensed psycho-therapist located in Asheville, NC. Website coming soon!

Connect with James Panther:

Instagram | @panthyrmusic

YouTube | James Panther

Website |

Email |

Message him for Shamanic + Astrological healing, life coaching, and trauma integration work!

Rising Man Links:


Fire Circles | Are you ready to join other men JUST LIKE YOU who have found a way to RISE ABOVE life’s challenges and create a life of purpose and fulfillment?


Initiation | Compass Program - 4 day 4 night Vision Fast in the wilderness, with preparation and incorporation calls in the months before and after.  


Website |


Instagram | @risingmanmovement


Instagram | @jeddyazuma