PodcastOne has created the Be A Man podcast series hosted by Triple M’s Gus Worland and Dr Tim Sharp, from The Happiness Institute, to discuss and explore the evolution of what it is to be a man in the modern era and more importantly their mental health.
Be A Man is based upon some of the insights gained from the Triple M Man Study, an extensive research campaign, undertaken in 2017, that endeavored to provide a better understanding of men and what drives their behaviours.
Gus and Dr Tim chat to inspirational role models, such as Tim Winton, Mark Bouris, Tracy Spicer and Alex Riewoldt, and tackle the many issues that men may face in their lives today, including career, relationships, social media, sex and health.
“For generations, men in this country have been brought up to believe they should be strong, brave and determined. But while they may look tough on the outside, this traditional view has left many men lacking the tools to open up about the issues they face today. We hope this podcast encourages both men and the women in their lives to continue to change these norms about what it is to Be A Man,” Gus said.
“As I see it, one of the most significant problems for men is that they’ve been led to believe there’s only one way to be a man. The reality is, there are many different types of “masculinities” and many different ways to be a man. The sooner we can accept and explore this, the more likely it is men will be able to live genuine, authentic lives and, therefore, enjoy greater health and happiness,” Dr Tim added.
Be A Man is now available at www.PodcastOne.com.au, or via the Podcast One App. Episodes of Be A Man will also be played across the Triple M Network on Tuesday nights at 10pm and available via the Triple M app.
Triple M’s Head of Content Mike Fitzpatrick said, “As a brand that talks directly to more Australian men than any other, Triple M has an obligation to discuss and explore the evolution of masculinity. We’re very proud of what PodcastOne has created from the Triple M research and hope that this starts a conversation amongst men right across the country. We aim to help Australian blokes reach their full potential and grow the next generation of considered and self-aware young men.”
Be A Man Episodes– All episodes will be available today:
Toxic masculinity – Author Tim Winton
Health – The Health Hacker host Adam MacDougall
Career – The Mentor host Mark Bouris
Women – Journalist and #metoo advocate Tracey Spicer
Social Media – #HeartOnMySleeve founder Mitch Wallis
Sexuality – LGBTI advocate and AFL player Jason Ball
The Enemy Within – Aboriginal and former NRL player Joe Williams
Depression and other dirty words – “Bloke whisperer” Tom Harkin
Therapy and terrifying emotions – Terry Cornick from men’s BBQ group Mr Perfect Sex – sexologist Dr Nikki Goldstein
Grief – Alex Riewoldt from Maddie Riewoldt’s Vision
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