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?
Our guest this week is Vox journalist Liz Plank. Liz recently published her first book, "For The Love of Men: A Vision for Mindful Masculinity". We talk extensively about how men are cheated by patriarchal attitudes about masculinity and Liz has done the research. Finally, Liz helps us with an advice question from someone who thinks he doesn't have any game when it comes to dating.
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.