Shoeb Ahmad is a father, musician and sound technician, who after a period of prolonged reflection decided that identifying as male was no longer right for her.
A member of the Canberra legislative assembly, Mark Parton, claimed recently that white men over the age of thirty who have stable employment aren’t included in anything. There’s a lot to unpack in that, and unpack it all is what we set out to do.
Deliberate or subconscious, the way that men dress themselves has enormous significance to the way we think about masculinity. I speak with a lecturer at London College of Fashion to find out more.
“Funnily enough, after opening up, I felt more empowered as a man than I have ever felt in my life. Facing fear and overcoming it led to a strength I did not know I had.”
There’s a new generation of fathers out there. We speak with one as though he’s a proxy for all the others.
What does mental health mean to me? Ashley Thomson sets out in a slightly late, slightly truncated episode to answer this question for himself.
Name a rockstar and we’ve name-dropped them on this new ep, where we try to figure out how yesterday’s and today’s rockstars have influenced accepted masculinities.
Ashley Thomson talks feminism, writing and masculinity with Zoya Patel, a friend of six years, the founder of Feminartsy and a huge influence on Homer.
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How often does a young man dream of becoming a geographer? In this interview with Professor Richard Baker, we present another unusual example of what a man might aspire to be.
What happens when a live music gig’s all-male line-up becomes the subject of intense scrutiny and controversy? Shoeb Ahmed, Glen Martin and Ashley Thomson try to get under the surface of the ANU Bar Finale’s moment in the sun.
How do you use a men’s space for good? Can it be done? Ashley Thomson talks to two representatives of the Australian National University Men’s Network to discuss the purpose of (and controversy surrounding) the group.
Using Nick Kyrgios and David Pocock as examples, we get stuck into masculinity and role models for men in Australian sport.
In our first ever podcast episode, Ashley Thomson and Glen Martin discuss the role of masculine archetypes in the current Australian political landscape.
“You bring these guys to a certain level of awareness and they go, I never had any idea. You’re damn right you didn’t have an idea. You didn’t need an idea. You’re only here because you can’t see your kids any more.”
Jacob Boehme is a choreographer, dancer and writer from the Narangga and Kaurna nations of South Australia, whose work dissects the politics of being gay, Blak and HIV positive.
“Someone said when you do good work you meet good people, and that’s the best thing about this job. I lived in my comfort zone for 35 years and I couldn’t advocate leaving it strongly enough.”
“Even if it is about hopelessness, the fact that we communicate is hopeful. I think there is something in the gesture of creation that is hopeful.”
“I always say I feel like we’re pitbull dogs, we’re raised to fight. All of us were expected to be able to fight. I don’t have to live up to that expectation or that persona any more.”