We were talking one day. About how most advice columns are written by women responding to questions from women. About how the advice out there for men rarely seems to go beyond workout routines and money-making tips. We thought, wouldn’t it be cool if there was a place where men could ask questions about anything, and get honest advice? Then we thought, why not start something like this ourselves?
We're joined this week by writer and Army veteran Adam Linehan. We discuss his experience serving in Iraq and Afghanistan and his recently published essay in the New York Times about his struggle with survivor's guilt and PTSD after coming home. Later, Adam helps us give advice to a man who is worried about his bad habits when his girlfriend is out of town.
This week we're joined by the writer Thomas Page McBee. Thomas is the author of two books, "Man Alive" and "Amateur," which documents his experience becoming the first trans-man to box in Madison Square Garden. Thomas helps us answer a question from a listener who is drinking and smoking heavily and sounds bored with his life.