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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

048: TRIBE - The Day The Quorum Became Alpha

8/16/2019
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Derik Johnson shares an important truth about the unmet needs of men: isolation will destroy you. We need tribes of other men to hold us accountable, teach us about our own potential we may not be seeing, and call us out when we need it. He recounts a moment in a recent meeting where he was called out by Brad who used some uncharacteristic language to confront Derik with a challenge to become better. Brad's comments are seconded my Taco Mike, Thunt, and Mike Olsen. This short episode...

Duration:00:06:24

047: Road Closed - Seek Alternate Route

7/30/2019
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Taco Mike describes three keys to living a healthy life: not throwing away your confidence, enduring difficult times, and not shrinking from the hardest challenges in life. He describes a pivotal moment in his life when he had to realize that the road he was on wasn't taking him anywhere that he wanted to be and he had to "find an alternate route."

Duration:00:13:43

046: EMOTIONOSCOPY - Preventing Mental and Emotional Cancer

7/24/2019
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Mike Olsen describes his recent "greasy cheek" colonoscopy at his 50 year-old physical with Dr. Cindy and relates how choosing temporary discomfort can prevent disease of the medical, emotional, social, or spiritual type. He shares how it takes the courage to be vulnerable to feedback to live a healthy life. Hear how much he was entertained by nurse Myra's discomfort with her first procedure like this and Mike's relief that they only use their pinky! He asks himself: "Am I happy at work?...

Duration:00:09:08

045: King Baby Syndrome - Overvaluing Yourself

7/17/2019
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In this short episode, Brad reveals a personal struggle --and one he often sees in the men he works with--overvaluing one's own worth, contributions, and story as KING BABY. He teaches men how they should stop placing such high value on their own suffering and pain, and instead find those who are themselves in need of rescue. This is the first of a few short episodes where each member of the Quorum teaches something they are learning. Stay tuned as we prepare to celebrate our one year...

Duration:00:11:38

044: You Will Be Tested - Stress Reveals Weakness

7/3/2019
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Taco Mike reveals one of the sources of his profound inspiration lately: thoughts he is channeling from his ancestor dubbed the "Price of Preachers," the great Charles Spurgeon from 19th-century England. The quorum tells of lessons they have learned from stories in their family histories. Negative emotions are futile to try to harbor. Taco Mike teaches how he lets anger go by realizing he is only screwing himself and paying the price even when the person he is angry with has long moved...

Duration:01:13:35

043: His Name Was Drifter - Adventure Makes Us Men

6/14/2019
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BEST EPISODE EVER!! Derik, Brad, Taco Mike, and Mike Olsen discuss the adventures that helped them become grown-ass men. Brad discusses a recent trip to Zion National Park and shares a lesson about what to do when you get lost in life. Derik describes a recent experience in a sauna with an elderly man in a Speedo and the colorful adventure he took traveling alone from Marseilles, France to Barcelona, Spain (alone) at the age of 18. Mike describes his solo cross-country motorcycle trip where...

Duration:01:32:09

042: Leadership - Humility, Not Hiding

5/20/2019
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In yet another voyage into new territory, the Alpha Quorum speaks with ordained Rabbi and licensed psychologist, Dr. David Brownstein. Our topic is LEADERSHIP. We each describe our personal leadership mentors or heroes and describe what it means to be a leader and the attitudes, actions, and attributes are of effective leaders. We discuss Brad's first clinical director: author, presenter, and licensed psychotherapist Dennis Ashton. Taco Mike teaches about the leadership qualities of...

Duration:01:05:02

041: Let Him Scratch It (What Women Need to Know About Men, Part II)

5/10/2019
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In part two of a two-part series for WOMEN about how to understand men, we discuss some feedback from the previous episode (040 Bring the Honey). Taco Mike teaches how men 'doing their part' isn't necessarily an aphrodisiac, but failing to do your part at home during the day can definitely kill her mood for 'business-time' at night. We discuss Gary Chapman's book, The Five Love Languages, how men aren't mind-readers, and the importance of men having toys and the need for a masculine tribe...

Duration:01:05:19

040: Bring the Honey: What Women Need to Know About Men

5/1/2019
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In a ground-breaking move, the Alpha Quorum addresses WOMEN for the first time as they review some of the principles illuminated in the best-selling book, "For Women Only," by Shaunti Feldhahn. We specifically talk about two common complaints of men: 1) that the emotional environment is negative and what he needs is appreciation and 2) the importance of physical touch and sexual fulfillment, specifically. Women: he needs to be appreciated and his sexual interest in you is not merely a...

Duration:01:04:49

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