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Anyone can be ManHearted™—from Alec Baldwin to Guillermo Diaz to Margaret Thatcher. At a minimum: it's duty, honor, courage, industry, self-reliance, self-regard, and resilience. Host Asher Black explores what it means to be a man in an unapologetic, often irreverent way. Warning: contains enthusiastic swearing. Parental discretion. Views don't reflect.

Anyone can be ManHearted™—from Alec Baldwin to Guillermo Diaz to Margaret Thatcher. At a minimum: it's duty, honor, courage, industry, self-reliance, self-regard, and resilience. Host Asher Black explores what it means to be a man in an unapologetic, often irreverent way. Warning: contains enthusiastic swearing. Parental discretion. Views don't reflect.

Location:

United States

Description:

Anyone can be ManHearted™—from Alec Baldwin to Guillermo Diaz to Margaret Thatcher. At a minimum: it's duty, honor, courage, industry, self-reliance, self-regard, and resilience. Host Asher Black explores what it means to be a man in an unapologetic, often irreverent way. Warning: contains enthusiastic swearing. Parental discretion. Views don't reflect.

Language:

English

Contact:

6468019676


Episodes

Father's Approval—Seizing The Torch When It's Not Passed

6/19/2021
In this extended Father's Day episode, Asher doesn't laud fathers (since that's what everyone else is doing). Instead, he explores the mission of fatherhood to convey a child from uncertain youth to confident adulthood. And what can anyone do about it, if a father abdicates that responsibility? Welcome to another episode of man hearted. The show about being a man I'm Asher black, your host powered by spunk. And once again, we'll aim to get to the heart of manhood with father's day imminent...

Duration:00:59:27

Why John Wick is a Wuss and Rambo Isn't

6/18/2021
Who's a tough guy?—John Wick, Rambo, or Walt Kowalski (Gran Torino)? Asher makes the argument that the John Wick TYPE, while a fantasy meme for self-appointed warriors in general, is actually a wussified representation of their delicate disposition. These cultural icons are fundamentally different beings with a distinct ethos, and John Wick represents the sociopathic prig among us who is just as likely to participate in a mass shooting or overreact to a mask mandate. Asher also conflates...

Duration:00:33:39

That Thing You Always Meant To Do But Never Did—Manning Up to Boyish Dreams

6/5/2021
A lot of us would like to go back and do things differently (learn guitar, study karate, skipper a boat) except, to start over we'd have to go back. Or do we? Asher cast shade on bucket lists, giving up, and getting old (in the sense of setting aside childhood dreams). He makes the case for telling "Dad" to go to Hell (if need be), relabelling 50 (if that's us) the new 16, and getting off our ass to do something cool. Screw the midlife crisis. There's a midlife awakening! Today I would like...

Duration:00:17:06

Rock Music as Masculine Energy—Sex, Art, and American Feminism

6/5/2021
Asher introduces the rock music writings of non-traditional feminist Camille Paglia (in extenso). Quoted with interspersed commentary by Asher, Paglia's paean to RAWK comes through, effectively "mansplained" by Asher (because just reading books on the air is not fair use). Asher underscores Paglia's observation that one cannot simultaneously laud masculine energy and denigrate the experience out of which it arises. Paglia calls rock musicians "America's most wasted natural resource." This is...

Duration:00:20:03

Will There Ever Be Another Bowie?—Dire Straits? Deep Purple?

6/5/2021
Asher invites guest and colleague Steve Pruneau to answer the question, "Will there ever be another David Bowie?" (or The Clash, Blondie, The Police, etc). Steve agrees to search for "good" 21st century version of classic rock music, and Asher bets hard against him. Inevitably "Free Bird" comes up, but also Mumford and Sons and Townes Van Zandt. Today we're going to be joined by my colleague For know who many of you have heard before. So let's get on with the show. Steve we're back with you...

Duration:00:31:08

WTF Happened to Music (with balls)? "We NEED to Rock."

6/5/2021
Asher wants to know why there's no good contemporary rock music, why there's not a current Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Rush, or Pink Floyd. Comments on Classic Rock, Prog Rock, and music with balls. Asher argues something has changed, and it's not just the 'natural evolution' that always happens, but a dilution from which you can't get back to awesome. This time we're going to be talking about music. Music in general. Well, sure. But with some emphasis on rock music and I should probably...

Duration:00:25:13

Where Plain Speech Went (to die)—Has it Died?

6/5/2021
Asher invites guest and colleague Steve Pruneau to comment on the "Talk Like a Man" episode. Asher shames modern movie dialogue and the cultural fad of avoiding words that contain commitments. In a world of indirect utterances, there are no tough guys, only understatements. Comments on Aaron Sorkin, Jerry Brown, Ed Rendell, and others. The podcast, the show about being a man, I'm your host, Asher black. And we're going to be joined by a colleague of mine. Steve porno (Pruneau). Steve has...

Duration:00:23:31

Please Talk Like a Man—Bogey, Don Draper, and Rhett Butler

6/5/2021
Tired of circuitous speech, vocal fry, upspeak, endless qualifiers, and the word "like" in every sentence? Asher goes through examples of categorical speech from Mad Men, Humphrey Bogart movies, and Gone With the Wind. He calls for us to embrace rather than fear ManHearted communication. Asher argues current, fashionable speech patterns and fad-banter lacks heart, soul, and brains. Personally, I've always chafed at walking around on eggshells versus using plain blunt speech, which is itself...

Duration:00:32:30