The Renaissance of Men Podcast
ERIC CARROLL | The Disaster of Family Court

ERIC CARROLL | The Disaster of Family Court

June 3, 2022

Eric Carroll is a husband, father, and host of the Dad Talk Today podcast.

He’s also a leading national advocate to end dad deprivation and parental alienation, a consequence of the national divorce industry which is worth tens of billions of dollars annually.

This massive field is incentivized to wreck the American family through the American father.

And Eric’s outspoken approach, Southern drawl, and down-home attitude has helped become a well-recognized personality and advocate for fathers within national political circles in just three years, with hundreds of thousands of followers on Facebook and beyond.

In our conversation we discussed:

  • The political response (or non-response) to parental alienation of dads
  • The double standard of men's and women's emotions
  • Men's need for self-care, and what that looks like
  • The external and internal politics of the men's movement
  • Eric's personal story, and how he started DadTalkToday
  • And finally, his documentary about John Mast, who was murdered during a custody exchange, an all-too-common occurrence.

The war on masculinity now exists in the political realm, with real levers of power being brought to bear upon the American family, through the American man. These aren't easy or comfortable subjects to look at, but they are important ones.

And Eric Carroll is a man of profound courage and commitment for continuing to be a voice for dads.

WATCH THIS INTERVIEW ON YOUTUBE

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https://www.facebook.com/dadtalktoday
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WATCH THE JOHN MAST DOCUMENTARY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_z0AfxT2bE

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DOUGLAS GILLETTE | The King in His Fullness

DOUGLAS GILLETTE | The King in His Fullness

May 12, 2022

MY 50TH INTERVIEW

Douglas Gillette is the co-author of “King, Warrior, Magician, Lover”, an immortal classic of the men’s movement.

He’s also a husband, father, college professor, Jungian analyst, and poet.

I hear his book mentioned weekly because it helps men see their inherent goodness and nobility, in an era dedicated to shaming men for often exaggerated crimes of wickedness.

The mode of thinking it inspired also showed me that I could take core aspects of me and round them out in the hopes of someday becoming a King.

In our conversation we discussed:

  • How men's work began with the warrior energy and lost contact with it
  • Sensitive subjects the men's movement avoids
  • The importance of men separating from the mother, and how to do it without losing touch with the feminine
  • The power and strength in true humility
  • Christianity's answer to the origin of human suffering
  • And finally, some reflections as Douglas looks back on his life, as an elder.

To make a contribution like Douglas has to three generations of men requires authentic care, and genuine love for the masculine experience coupled with profound philosophical and spiritual insight.

I hope you’ll see, as I do, that is who Doug is.

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MENTIONED IN THIS PODCAST

"Iron John" - by Robert Bly
"Fire in the Belly" - by Sam Keen
"Women Who Run With the Wolves" - by Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes
"A Gathering of Men" with Robert Bly and Bill Moyers

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JON RENNIE | Earn Your Oxygen

JON RENNIE | Earn Your Oxygen

April 28, 2022

Jon Rennie is a former US Navy submarine officer, as well as a business leader, podcast host, and author.

We met on Twitter, where I saw his book “All In the Same Boat” about his time aboard the USS Tennessee and what it taught him about life and business.

I rarely read business books, but I thought I’d give his a try.

As a lover of sailing, his sea stories stirred my heart, and I thought my audience might enjoy them too.

In our conversation we discussed:

  • His background, and some formative moments aboard the Tennessee
  • How he raised his boys to become successful men
  • The three acts of his life: from Naval officer, to business leader, to author
  • The process of writing his trilogy of books about submarine and business life
  • What it was like serving during the Cold War
  • The accuracies and inaccuracies of the hit submarine films The Hunt for Red October, and Crimson Tide

Jon and I had one of my most fun conversations yet. He went on his own Hero’s Journey beneath the waves and brought back wisdom for all of us.

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MENTIONED IN THIS PODCAST

"The Hunt for Red October" trailer
"Crimson Tide" trailer

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PAUL RISSE | The Psychedelic Christian

PAUL RISSE | The Psychedelic Christian

April 21, 2022

Paul Risse is a husband, father, community leader, and author of the new book “The Psychedelic Christian.”

I’m new at being a Christian, but I’ve had positive experiences with ayahuasca, sound healing, psychotherapy, and more.

If my stories sound far out, Paul’s experiences are otherworldly:

Lucid dreaming, meditation, gnosticism, Hinduism, raw food veganism, microdosing, psychedelics from every letter of the alphabet, a year of living without electricity, and more.

In Paul's new book, he outlines how his former life led him unexpectedly to Christ.

In our conversation we discussed:

  • Paul's amazing life story
  • How some Christian denominations create dangerous environments for believers
  • Christianity, psychedelics, and sexuality
  • How we're losing ancestral wisdom to modernity
  • How I found Christ, or Christ found me, at Burning Man
  • And finally how Christianity is welcoming travelers bearing stories of journeys in the spirit realms.

These are controversial topics to discuss. To navigate them requires a man of wisdom, integrity, love for humanity, and reverence for God.

As I hope you'll see, these all describe my friend Paul to a T.

WATCH ON YOUTUBE:

https://youtu.be/cEyKVFa-pT0

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PASTOR DOUG WILSON | The Famine of Fatherhood

PASTOR DOUG WILSON | The Famine of Fatherhood

April 13, 2022

Pastor Doug Wilson is a husband, father, grandfather, author, Youtube star and the leader of the Christ Kirk Christian community in Moscow, Idaho.

He's also a man unafraid to speak the truth in a quiet but firm, compassionate but direct voice, sprinkled with a genuine sense of grandfatherly humor, and the occasional dad joke.

But at the same time, I've discovered he causes friction within the Christian community, apparently for saying things that we all mutter under our breath or say aloud over cigars and whiskey. But he's much more cheerful about them.

In our conversation Pastor Doug and I discussed:

  • The lessons he learned from his father
  • Constructive vs. destructive dominance
  • How men's sexual cycles need to follow women's sexual cycles for society to flourish
  • How outlawed Christian communities are coming back into fashion
  • How the famine of fatherhood ties into America's current land migration
  • Advice for new and longtime Christians
  • And finally, a brilliant perspective on Postmillennialism

My favorite part of this conversation is just how many quotable quotes Pastor Doug drops throughout the interview, in his how inimitable style.

WATCH ON YOUTUBE

https://youtu.be/V4u4TvWvMWg

MENTIONED IN THIS PODCAST

https://naomiwolf.substack.com/p/is-it-time-for-intellectuals-to-talk?s=r
https://www.apologiastudios.com/
Future Men
Father Hunger
Rules for Reformers

CONNECT WITH PASTOR DOUG

http://dougwils.com
https://www.christkirk.com/

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DONALD TRUMP, JORDAN PETERSON, and ALEX JONES | Spring Spectacular!

DONALD TRUMP, JORDAN PETERSON, and ALEX JONES | Spring Spectacular!

April 1, 2022

This week, I'm hosting a very special episode. A Spring Spectacular round table discussion with three of the most influential and controversial men today:

The 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump

The famous lecturer, psychologist, and author, Dr. Jordan Peterson

and...

The infamous radio host Alex Jones.

By now you must be feeling like I did. "What? How? Why?" I've come to see that these are questions that no man can answer. I'll let our conversation speak for itself.

But I will say we talked before and after the recording, and I learned a lot from all of them.

And we'll save that for a future episode.

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CR WILEY | The First Institution

CR WILEY | The First Institution

March 24, 2022

CR Wiley is a husband, father, podcast host, pastor of a church outside of Portland, Oregon, and the author of the book “The Household and the War for the Cosmos.”

For me his book was the crystal around which 20 years of thinking about masculinity instantly solidified.

What most men of the Renaissance want is a plot of land, a wife to share our lives with, noble work, children, a God to worship, and to be left alone. It turns out there's a word for that. It's called a household.

And not only does a household have significance for us as men, it has significance for God as well.

  • The core themes of his book, namely piety, the household, and the cosmos
  • How the household can rebuild society
  • Advice for men on how to rebuild their household
  • Advice for women on how to awaken the building spirit in their men
  • And finally, his writing process, and his most recent book, "In the House of Tom Bombadil" about the character in Tolkien's Lord of the Rings.

Many men today aspire to self-sufficiency, which is a noble goal. But Pastor Wiley's restoration of the word household gives the dream of self-sufficiency a purpose, giving us something good, beautiful, and true to fight for. 

WATCH ON YOUTUBE

https://youtu.be/jq3wo0H_79E

CONNECT WITH C.R. WILEY

https://crwiley.com/
https://crwiley.com/the-theology-pugcast/
https://www.instagram.com/christopher.wiley/
https://www.amazon.com/C-R-Wiley/e/B072KXZCH3

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MR. SWIFT and IVAN THRONE | The Conscience of the King

MR. SWIFT and IVAN THRONE | The Conscience of the King

March 16, 2022

Mr. Swift and Ivan Throne are brothers, philosophers, warriors, theologians, martial artists and students of religion and history.

Ivan is also the author of the bestselling book, “The Nine Laws”.

They're not just mind and muscle, brains and brawn. They are also heart and spirit, feeling and soul.

Which doesn't make them less dangerous, but more.

In our conversation we discussed more fascinating topics than I can list, including:

  • The potential future paths of American civilization, following the chaos of the past 2 years
  • The scariest verse in the Bible
  • What happens when you learn to listen to, and heed your conscience
  • The definitions of the words "esoteric" and "meekness"
  • And finally, a deep understanding of the purpose and culture of the ninja.

What I appreciate about hosting a podcast is that it gives me the opportunity to go deep into dialogue with men whose backgrounds and philosophies are nothing like my own.

And like all my favorite episodes do, my guests this week remind me that in the grand scheme I have so little to teach about masculinity, and so much to learn.

LISTEN ON YOUTUBE:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mCvyc5e-Zo

CONNECT WITH MR. SWIFT AND IVAN

https://angryatlife.com
https://www.thronedynamics.com/
https://www.ivanthrone.com/
Buy "The Nine Laws" on Amazon
https://twitter.com/praetorianswift?s=21
https://gab.com/darktriadman
Swift's Garden Talks Podcast - on Anchor.fm
Swift's Raw Marriage Podcast - on Anchor.fm

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CURT STORRING | Doing the Work

CURT STORRING | Doing the Work

March 8, 2022

Curt Storring is a husband, father, men's coach, writer, and host of the Dad.Work podcast.

He writes, “Hi, my name is Curt Storring, and I’m a recovering shitty father. The first few years of fatherhood were hard for me. I was so overwhelmed, angry, and lonely, that it caused chaos in every other part of my life"

"My suffering was so great that I finally had to face the problem head-on and do something about it, or risk losing everything. My marriage, my family, my business… In fact, it got so bad that I began to wonder whether my life was even worth living.”

I don't usually use a man's own words to describe him, but I felt Curt's testimony would hit home for men who know those feelings well.

In our conversation we discussed:

  • Curt's moving transformation story from shitty father to men's leader
  • The notion of life artistry
  • The many blessings of failure
  • How fitness is a spiritual journey and the death spiral of obesity
  • And finally, the balance between men bonding through action vs. through dialogue.

Curt is a great example of the promise that it holds for men courageous enough to discover this special kind of strength.

CONNECT WITH CURT

Website: https://dad.work/
Podcast: iTunesSpotify
Instagram: @dadworkcurt
Facebook: Dad.Work

MENTIONED IN THIS PODCAST

Headspace App
Dr. Dan Siegel
Dan Go
Dad.Work Podcast with Lael Stone
Dad.Work Podcast with David Stegman

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CB ROBERTSON | Of Heroes and Men

CB ROBERTSON | Of Heroes and Men

February 22, 2022

CB Robertson is an author, husband, father, and autodidactic philosopher. If you don't immediately recognize his name, you might recognize his Instagram handle: Caffeine and Philosophy.

If I'm one type of man, who allows life to interrupt his philosophical pursuits, CB is the other type of man for whom philosophy IS life, or at least a big part of it.

I always admired his clarity of thought even if I was a bit intimidated.

But if I know my audience, you guys like lengthy, in-depth episodes to chew on, and I knew that CB would fit the bill.

In our conversation we discussed:

  • Why Homer matters, and how the stories of Achilles, Odysseus, and Hector have meaning for us today
  • Plato's Republic, and why it's easy to miss the subtle message that Plato is trying to communicate
  • The transcendent hero vs. the family man, and maybe why the distinction isn't so clear
  • Masculine speech, and its direct and indirect forms
  • And finally, how shared suffering between men binds us together in our minds, and hearts, as well.

CB graciously agreed to come on the podcast just a few short days after we started talking, which was inside my usual research window. But in this case, we decided to wing it. And I have a feeling you're going to like the results.

CONNECT WITH CB ROBERTSON

Instagram: @caffeineandphilosophy
Blog: http://www.caffeineandphilosophy.com
YouTube: CB Robertson
Amazon author page for CB Robertson

MENTIONED IN THIS PODCAST

"Why Homer Matters" by Adam Nichols
Greg Nagy - Center for Hellenic Studies
Plato's Republic
Karl Popper - "The Open Society"
Albert Lord, Homeric scholar
"The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours" by Greg Nagy

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