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The ManTalks podcast features conversations between one of the leading men’s work facilitators and philosopher, Connor Beaton, and world class guests with expertise in mindset, life purpose, psychology, relational communication, sexual intimacy, business and spirituality. For more information about ManTalks go to: http://www.mantalks.com

The ManTalks podcast features conversations between one of the leading men’s work facilitators and philosopher, Connor Beaton, and world class guests with expertise in mindset, life purpose, psychology, relational communication, sexual intimacy, business and spirituality. For more information about ManTalks go to: http://www.mantalks.com

Location:

Canada

Description:

The ManTalks podcast features conversations between one of the leading men’s work facilitators and philosopher, Connor Beaton, and world class guests with expertise in mindset, life purpose, psychology, relational communication, sexual intimacy, business and spirituality. For more information about ManTalks go to: http://www.mantalks.com

Twitter:

@mantalks

Language:

English


Episodes

Stop Looking For The Golden Gun

4/8/2021
We as men have often fall into this idea that there’s one big solution—one psychological big bang—that’ll “fix” everything in our personal development journey. I call it the Golden Gun, and just like its namesake, it’s (surprise!) NOT real. Listen in to find out where the real fix is, why we need it, and why it deserves more recognition and respect. Did you enjoy the podcast? If so, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Podchaser. It helps us get into the ears of new...

Duration:00:10:13

Stephen Jenkinson - What Patriarchy Really Meant, And Dying Cultural Myths

4/5/2021
It’s difficult to really articulate the kind of man Stephen Jenkinson is. I’ve interviewed hundreds of brilliant people and studied many more, but very few approach the same level of profoundly medicinal wisdom as Jenkinson. To say I’m a fan is an understatement. Bear with the occasional rough patch of audio and listen to some challenging depth. Stephen Jenkinson, MTS, MSW is an activist, teacher, author, and farmer. He is the founder of the Orphan Wisdom School in Tramore, Canada, and the...

Duration:00:49:01

A Message To My Unborn Son

4/1/2021
This mini-episode is a little different. As some of you might know, I became a dad just over two weeks ago. Not long before his arrival, I found myself contemplating and writing about what I was experiencing. So I wanted to share that, in the hopes that other men—fathers, sons, grandfathers, boys, adults—find their own answers to the question: what can a man say to the son he hasn't met yet? Did you enjoy the podcast? If so, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Podchaser....

Duration:00:08:51

Brian Muraresku - The History of Psychedelics in Religion

3/29/2021
Did psychedelics play a role in mystical insight, human ingenuity, and the development of Western civilization? Is there a secret religion hidden underpinning the most ancient spiritual practices of Greece, Turkey, and elsewhere? Join me and Brain Muraresku for a mind-bending look at our history as a civilization, as spiritual beings, and how psychedelics might be intertwined into it all. This was a deeply fascinating talk; sit back and enjoy! Brian C. Muraresku graduated Phi Beta Kappa from...

Duration:01:01:32

The Problem With Personal Development

3/25/2021
We get way too caught up in the idea that personal development is always expansion, always growth, always becoming. That, my friends, is not true. In this episode, I break down my main issue with personal development, and what we need to talk about in order to lock in actual growth. To me, personal development has just as much “unbecoming” as it does “becoming”. Did you enjoy the podcast? If so, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Podchaser. It helps us get into the ears...

Duration:00:12:35

Jim Poole - Healing Your Nervous System

3/22/2021
The intersection of technology and the nervous system has always fascinated me, especially when it comes to mental healing, navigating trauma. Jim Poole has been at the forefront of this field for a while now. We cover the convergence of tech and mindfulness, human evolution, the theta brainwave state, and a lot more. Jim is an accomplished business executive with extensive experience in the dental, healthcare, biotechnology, market research, and IT industries. Mr. Poole manages the...

Duration:01:09:59

Thinking Out Loud: Jordan Peterson and the Essence of Patriarchy

3/18/2021
Alright. Let me be clear: I am not making a case for or against him. This is me trying to find deeper answers to why Peterson is such a divisive figure, as well as observing the (frankly) dire situation masculine culture is in. When I see people either hyper-pedestal someone or viciously denigrate them, that’s a solid cue to look at both the person and what they might symbolize in the psyche of their fans (and enemies). Did you enjoy the podcast? If so, please leave us a review on Apple...

Duration:00:21:15

Jenny Sansouci - The Healing Power of Medicinal Mushrooms and CBD

3/15/2021
Jenny and I dig into some of the practical applications of things like CBD and functional mushrooms (think Lion’s Mane, Chaga, Turkey Tail, and others). A healthy mind and a healthy body absolutely go hand in hand. If you’re looking to elevate your sleep, cognition, or overall wellbeing, listen to this. Side note: This was recorded some time ago, but I was surprised to find out both Amazon and Instagram have prevented Jenny from advertising her book. Jenny Sansouci is a certified health...

Duration:01:09:24

Weekly Training: Creating Sexual Polarity and Tension

3/11/2021
This week, I wanted to talk about what sexual polarity is, how you can create sexual tension or sexual charge, and the logistics around that. Based on the research, the last year has really done a number on some people’s sex lives—maintaining sexual desire can obviously be tough in situations like lockdowns. Listen to this for more than a few straightforward ways to re-ignite that fire. Did you enjoy the podcast? If so, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Podchaser. It...

Duration:00:19:12

Anon Guest - Overcoming Victimhood And Integrating Anger

3/8/2021
Every part of our shadow has a lineage. From the way we manage anger to how we react when a friend betrays us. This week, I sit with an anonymous guest and help him break through the hard surface of his anger to discover where it came from; and now that he knows what's up, what to do next. I really encourage you to listen to the whole episode, because it is a hard and noble journey this man is taking. Did you enjoy the podcast? If so, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or...

Duration:00:47:40

Derek Beaton - The Wisdom of My Father

3/1/2021
Yes, you read that right: I’m interviewing my dad. As many of you know, I’ll be a dad myself soon, so I wanted to bring two generations of Beaton together. We dig into the highlights, expectations, and challenges of fatherhood, what the “first few days” were like, and just how life-changing the feeling of fatherhood can be. Did you enjoy the podcast? If so, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Podchaser. It helps us get into the ears of new listeners, expand the ManTalks...

Duration:01:14:49

Weekly Training: Learning Acceptance

2/25/2021
Acceptance is one of the more misunderstood, disrespected, and underestimated things in today’s culture. But when it comes to our well-being, it’s one of the most powerful practices we can cultivate. Yes, it’s also challenging. Even infuriating. It’s supposed to be. Did you enjoy the podcast? If so, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Podchaser. It helps us get into the ears of new listeners, expand the ManTalks Community, and help others find the self-leadership they’re...

Duration:00:08:43

Kris Coleman - On Resiliency, Awareness, and Navigating Misinformation

2/22/2021
This was recorded in early February. I feel it's important to balance out the theoretical side of things and on-the-ground perspective, so I brought in Kris Coleman, a former CIA Officer and FBI Special Agent. We get into some practical and frank ideas around what we need to do to cultivate resiliency individually and as a community, combating misinformation (spoiler: always check your sources and avoid echo chambers), and how massively important awareness is. Kris Coleman is Founder,...

Duration:00:52:56

Weekly Training: Your Shadow & Relationships

2/18/2021
I continue to be blown away by what people are discovering in The Shadow Course, which I released recently. The questions and insights people are bringing to the table are leaving me so grateful and excited. This week, someone brought up an amazing question on how the shadow affects relationships, and I wanted to do a bit of a deep dive on it: how the shadow shows up in relationships, how it actually helps us pick partners, and how some of the relationships we enter into are the shadow made...

Duration:00:16:01

Cinema Therapy - Marvel, Archetypes, and Masculinity in Movies

2/15/2021
What makes villians like Thanos and Killmonger so compelling? Is there a trend in how our culture looks at heroes? What's the modern idea of a hero even look like? I connected with Cinema Therapy over Zoom, and we nerd out on the intersection of psychology, film, and culture. We cover masculinity in movies and its history, what Marvel is doing right, Heath Ledger’s Joker versus Joaquin Phoenix’s, and why superheroes are so important right now. This was a fun, compelling interview. Alan and...

Duration:00:49:23

Weekly Training: How To Heal From Being Cheated On

2/11/2021
Seven pieces of honest, practical, and actionable advice for what to do after being cheated on, because—contrary to popular belief—the aftermath isn't always clear-cut. Being cheated on can be devastating, freeing, confronting, an incredible learning experience, and everything in between. Whatever it is, it always needs processing, and it always needs healing. If you've ever been cheated on, have a listen. Or if you know someone who's trying to recover, maybe send this their way. And as...

Duration:00:18:23

Shadeen Francis - Foundations Of Sexual Intimacy

2/8/2021
In this ep, the brilliant LMFT Shadeen Francis and I explore sexual communication and intimacy: How to get better at it, like how to bridge sexual incompatibility, how to step into what it is we're actually craving, love in the time of COVID, the difference between fantasy and fetish, and of course, how to discuss all of this with your partner. Shadeen Francis is a licensed psychotherapist, a media personality, graduate professor, and author whose expertise spans the domains of sex therapy,...

Duration:00:56:55

Weekly Training: The Ultimate Guide To Coping Mechanisms

2/4/2021
The title says it all. After getting a few questions from folks in the Shadow Course and some others on Insta, I wanted to break down coping mechanisms in multiple ways, because the concept can be extremely broad. For example, what’s the difference between defense mechanisms and coping mechanisms? What’s the difference between adaptive and maladaptive? And maybe most importantly, how do we set boundaries on these? Did you enjoy the podcast? If so, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts,...

Duration:00:20:55

Brent Gleeson - A Navy SEAL's Guide To Embracing The Suck

2/1/2021
This is timely a episode; whether it’s physical, mental, or spiritual resiliency, part of building ourselves up in the face of the uncertainty and chaos around us is going to involve “embracing the suck”. In this episode, Brent and I dug into his life as a Navy SEAL, his new bestselling book, what embracing the suck really means, and the important role empathy plays in cultivating perseverance. Brent Gleeson is a Navy SEAL combat veteran with multiple combat deployments to Iraq and Africa....

Duration:01:00:27

Weekly Training: The Secret To Discipline

1/28/2021
Friends, we need to talk about discipline, but not in a clickbaity way. Discipline is way too often presented as this monolithic, punishing thing, and that’s an illusion. It’s also—especially these days—an endpoint. That’s also an illusion. Discipline is a daily practice and deepening the connection to your own self-worth and self-respect. Listen in. Did you enjoy the podcast? If so, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Podchaser. It helps us get into the ears of new...

Duration:00:12:38