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Host: Derik Johnson We live in a time where traditional masculinity is under assault. What was once considered normal and honorable is being called toxic. Our young men are being treated as predators-in-waiting. Is it any wonder that there is a crisis of masculinity in western civilization? In this podcast, we discuss how men can be better men. Better fathers, husbands, business partners, leaders at home and in communities. We draw from 88 years of collective wisdom regarding the ways of men, dealing with healthy relationships, overcoming addictions, and finding meaning and purpose.

Host: Derik Johnson We live in a time where traditional masculinity is under assault. What was once considered normal and honorable is being called toxic. Our young men are being treated as predators-in-waiting. Is it any wonder that there is a crisis of masculinity in western civilization? In this podcast, we discuss how men can be better men. Better fathers, husbands, business partners, leaders at home and in communities. We draw from 88 years of collective wisdom regarding the ways of men, dealing with healthy relationships, overcoming addictions, and finding meaning and purpose.
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Host: Derik Johnson We live in a time where traditional masculinity is under assault. What was once considered normal and honorable is being called toxic. Our young men are being treated as predators-in-waiting. Is it any wonder that there is a crisis of masculinity in western civilization? In this podcast, we discuss how men can be better men. Better fathers, husbands, business partners, leaders at home and in communities. We draw from 88 years of collective wisdom regarding the ways of men, dealing with healthy relationships, overcoming addictions, and finding meaning and purpose.

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Episodes

039: Tell the Truth, Luke - Humility and Reverence in Masculinity

4/17/2019
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As part two of a two-segment episode, we discuss mortality and why we should consider the finite nature of our lives and how this helps men develop an attitude of reverence, which is the openness to all valuable things. Derik discusses 'rock bottom' and how men can find the gifts in his worst and darkest hours. We must tell the truth in order to grow. Telling the truth requires humility which is an attribute of masculinity. It takes an Alpha to admit wrongs and work to make changes....

Duration:00:56:07

038: Yelling at God Like Lieutenant Dan -- Atheists, Faitheists and Reverence in Masculinity

4/10/2019
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Mike recounts some special moments where he and his dirt-biking brothers brought some love and service to an orphanage on the most recent of his 'Taco Tours' in Baja, Mexico. After last weeks episodes on porn, we decide to turn our discussion to reverence: the respect and awe of all valuable things. We discuss the need for a having a framework for understanding the bigger-picture of life which helps men understand themselves, other people, hardships, and the universe as a...

Duration:00:54:59

037: Porn. Is. Beta. (What to do when you're stuck in an addiction to porn)

3/29/2019
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Segment 2 of a two-part episode about porn and compulsive sexual behavior. We answer the following questions: Taco Mike and Brad disclose their own struggles with this and other addictions and discuss ways men can get out of this cycle. We discuss steps men and young men need to take in order to avoid the pitfall of pornography, which is NOT alpha. This information is based on decades of personal recovery and professional help for men who are dealing with these issues that diminish true...

Duration:00:39:21

036: Pornography - From Microdosing to Destruction

3/25/2019
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In what is sure to become our most popular episode to date, we explore the topic of pornography and answer the following questions: We discuss the neurological and chemical reasons that pornography can be so addictive. We explore the difference between occasional perusal and addiction and the wiring in the male sexual drive that predisposes men to pornography. Up to 70% of all men (and 33% of women) have had or will have a problematic relationship with porn in their lifetime. Taco...

Duration:00:38:36

035: Alpha Shots - She Likes Sex

3/15/2019
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Introducing a new one-minute series called #alphashots. This one is about how much your woman DOES want to have sex.

Duration:00:00:59

034: Don't Be a Weiner - Impulse Control (Lessons from Prison)

3/5/2019
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In this important episode, we discuss the ways that men struggle to control their impulses: rude comments, sexual mismanagement, anger and aggression are all explored as well as ways to take better control of urges coming from the surges of testosterone. Mike describes the differences between men and women as evidenced by their behaviors in their respective prisons, where he spends time every day for months at a time. Derik drops knowledge: "Society really lives or dies with how men...

Duration:00:40:16

033: Don't Cut Your Junk Off - How to Forgive Yourself and Others

2/27/2019
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Taco Mike hosts his first show while Derik is at home with heart troubles. This episode is a deep-dive discussion on forgiveness. Clean-shaven Taco Mike reports on his recent trip to Spain and Italy and confesses to placing 'Taco Tours' stickers in front of the Colosseum and somewhere in the Vatican and explains how he is now an international fugitive. Chad catapults himself into manhood with his first home repair and visit to Home Depot. Chad Harmon and Mike Olsen share some deeply...

Duration:01:26:50

032: Cheaper Than Viagra - Lessons We've Learned From Our Parents

2/22/2019
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You might laugh *and* cry listening to this episode! Brad, Jeremy, and Derik share the most important lessons they've learned from their parents. These deeply-personal experiences help you get to know these three in a new way. Jeremy illustrates the most important thing he learned by his parents' example which he has carried into his own life. Amid his usual cheeky humor, Derik shares a divinely-profound lesson that his father taught him after a family tragedy. His story will leave you...

Duration:00:20:04

031: Parenting with Balls - The Paradox of Control

2/19/2019
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Derik insults the driver of an orange Camaro while gassing up. We discuss mindful, proactive awareness vs. the reactivity and the victim stance that people often like to put themselves in. The conversation evolves into parenting and how to help children most: by letting them fail. Brad describes 'the paradox of control' and Jeremy teaches how we manifest our own outcomes by our thoughts and how parents are being selfish by not allowing children to learn through natural consequences.

Duration:00:36:45

030: How to Fail UP - Listening to Life with Rainier Wylde

2/8/2019
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The Alpha Quorum Show is proud to introduce a brand new series of podcasts where we interview influencers in the field of personal development. For our first interview, Derik spends some time with Rainier Wylde, host of the Lost Man Standing Podcast, and discusses how sometimes our calling in life can come from our most painful experiences. Rainier gets raw and personal about some of his greatest failures and how he was able heal himself and his relationships while sharing cigars, whiskey...

Duration:00:56:15

029: Losing Like a Champion - Clarifying Your Values

1/28/2019
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Jeremy reviews the book "The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck" and highlights the part of the book about values. Guest Chad Harmon teaches how clarity of values helps you set healthy boundaries. Chad and Jeremy describe the need to focus on values which you have 100% control over. Derik is pleased to hear Chad's position that we aren't quite as fat as we sound on the show.

Duration:00:30:31

028: Mike Is Not An Arsonist: Grown-Ass-Man Boundaries in Relationships

1/21/2019
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Derik wins the weekend by going Ghandi and fasting for 74 hours (except for Coke Zero). He returns fully alive and fully crushing on Tom Brady, but willing to leave his Patriots party for this show. The guys discuss what boundaries are, how to set them, respect them, and maintain them. Resentment or other negative feelings signal the crossing of boundaries which likely still need to be identified, articulated and agreed upon. Quorum newcomer and future alpha influencer Chad joins the show to...

Duration:01:08:13

027: If You're Scared, You're Gonna Hurt Yourself: Board Breaking 101

1/11/2019
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Master Ninja Leavitt teaches the Quorum how to break boards with their bare hands. Working through some initial nervousness and lack of know-how, everyone succeeds in tonight's mission: to visualize, slow it down, and not be afraid. But first, Derik ends up on the floor and almost needs to use his new Christmas present: the iPhone EKG machine. This is one you won't want to miss!

Duration:00:17:08

026: Put on Your Helmet - Catching Up With Taco Mike

1/8/2019
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Derik begins by busting Brad's balls about drinking a Monster Energy drink at 8pm and we explore whether or not "taurine" is extracted from bull semen. Mike details the very positive experiences he's had since implementating his wife's feedback. He details his approach, how he asked, what she shared, hows he's taken the initiative to fix his prior failures at home and how this has dramatically improved his marriage. He also describes his weekend trip to dirtbike in Mexico and how, behind his...

Duration:00:16:09

025: Running Sideways: Lessons We've Learned the Hard Way

12/26/2018
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Hear the things we've each had to learn the hard way regarding avoidance, not using your voice, foreboding joy, committing to things you shouldn't, and running sideways. Brad talks about passing kidney stones and what he learned from his kids' great grandmother one day while being stuck in a room with her at Christmas. Jeremy discusses how gratitude is the antidote for foreboding joy. Derik can't do second grade math, and Thunt teaches us to use our support, pass the ball and get up...

Duration:00:38:58

024: Alpha Bits - Chicken Phone: What We Want For Christmas

12/20/2018
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Derik, Jeremy and Brad describe the old man gifts they hope to have for Christmas and Thunt shares about the chicken-head-phone-stabilizer thing he hopes Santa brings him. Another humorous look into the real-life situations of the Alpha Quorum.

Duration:00:10:33

023: Return and Report - Taco Mike Gets a New Name and What We Were Told We Need to Work On

12/17/2018
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Thunt makes his best contribution ever: a new name for Taco Mike. While Mike is gone riding motorcycles with the Tom Brady of dirt bikes, Tyler takes advantage of his inability to spell to give him a new name. We discuss what our wives told us we need to work on to make our relationships more meaningful and complete. Derik is looking for a new cardiologist and Brad teaches Thunt how not to overthink. This is one of our best ever. *Grown up language and grown up conversation.

Duration:00:44:28

022: Alpha Bits - What's for Breakfast? Predictions About Feedback

12/14/2018
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In Episode 019, the guys planned to ask their wives and family for feedback about what they need to be doing better. This was recorded the same night, BEFORE asking for this feedback. Hear what each man predicts will be the answers to his question. Listen next week to find out what they were ACTUALLY told.

Duration:00:06:12

021: Alpha Bits - What Our Wives (and Tyler's Mom) Think of Alpha Quorum

12/13/2018
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The guys share the support they've received from their wives about this project which takes a significant amount of prime family time on Sunday nights when we record the show.

Duration:00:04:25

020: Alpha Bits - Like a Virgin - Songs We Love But Shouldn't

12/13/2018
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Going back to 1984, the Quorum shares awkward and confusing songs they secretly love to sing. Jeremy defends his "dreamy" boy band and Derik overshares (like always) and takes off his pants.

Duration:00:06:29