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14 - "Not All Who Wander Are Lost" w/ Myself

9/17/2018
ABOUT THE GUEST: Brad Pankey is a runner, wanderer, a rocker, and a roller. He's also none of these things at the same time. In this episode, I go solo for the second time and talk about how my mental and physical wandering mind has taken me on many adventures and taught me profound lessons. While this all sounds great, it has not been easy because I have resisted feeling comfortable being "directionless." Is that what a "man" does? Shouldn't I find a passion to pursue? That's what I have...

Duration:00:52:06

13 - "What's Under That Kilt?" w/ Derek Hamilton

7/30/2018
ABOUT THE GUEST: Derek Hamilton is an engineer, runner, husband, Hood to Coast volunteer, kilt wearer and none of these things at the same time. Derek and his Scottish accent joined me having never met in person. He is also one of the only guests to be a fan of the show, having listened to most episodes. Due to his sense of curiosity, Derek helped me take this conversation to places I didn't expect. Mostly, his ability to be fully present and engaged made me feel safe to open up and...

Duration:02:28:07

12 - "L'ego My Ego" w/ Myself

7/23/2018
ABOUT THE GUEST: Brad Pankey is a podcaster, runner, uncle, grandson, and none of these things at the same time. In this episode, I go solo for the first time and talk about my ego, identity, letting of my identity, taking power from my ego, and what is left after a decade of working to strip myself down to my truth. Other than discovering there is a lot more work to do, I found a few gifts hiding beneath the layers of the onion. Listen in, send me feedback, and...

Duration:00:59:15

11 - "A New Hope" w/ Nicholas Freeland

7/9/2018
ABOUT THE GUEST: Nicholas Freeland is a son, brother, fingerboard creator, and probably one of the most love filled and focused 17 year old humans I have ever met. Nicholas is the nephew of previous guest Tommy Freeland, whom he also lives with. He was raised by Tommy's parents, his grandparents, but he considers them his mom and dad. Nicholas grew up in Anacortes, WA for the majority of his life and resides there today. I thought it would be interesting to talk to Nicholas to see if I...

Duration:01:53:41

10 - "Black Tar & Cigarettes" w/ Tommy Freeland, Pt. 2

7/2/2018
ABOUT THE GUEST: Tommy Freeland is a son, brother, uncle, jeweler, and my plutonic soulmate. Residing in Anacortes, WA, Tommy helps operate his family business while also finding the time to be an incredible and loving friend. There isn't much to say here about Tommy because we cover EVERYTHING from our post high school relationship to our current pseudo-adult state. Part two of my chat with Tommy covers our late teenage to adult years. Here, like all of our conversations, Tommy and I chat...

Duration:02:25:49

9 - "The Unmentionables" w/ Tommy Freeland, Pt. 1

6/25/2018
ABOUT THE GUEST: Tommy Freeland is a son, brother, uncle, jeweler, and my plutonic soulmate. Residing in Anacortes, WA, Tommy helps operate his family business while also finding the time to be an incredible and loving friend. There isn't much to say here about Tommy because we cover EVERYTHING from childhood to our current pseudo-adult state. Part one of my chat with Tommy covers our childhood, while part two covers the late teenage to adult years. Here, like all of our conversations,...

Duration:02:27:22

8 - "It All Comes Full Circle" w/ Willie McBride

6/18/2018
ABOUT THE GUEST: Willie McBride is an ultra runner, "fast packer," fitness coach, son, brother, and inspiring man with a thirst for adventure. To describe Willie McBride as being merely "cool" would like referring to The Grand Canyon as simple crack in the ground. It's almost certain that his cool head and warm heart are a result of his connection with nature, where he spends a lot of his time running, hiking, and fast packing, in his thrilling brushes with danger while climbing, and on...

Duration:01:53:49

7 - "Baby Steps Forward" w/ Jeff Armstrong, PhD

6/11/2018
ABOUT THE GUEST Jeff Armstrong is a husband, father, brother, (my former) professor, and straight forward (in the best way!) man. He joined me for an enlightening conversation in the apartment about his approach to parenting, being a present husband, and working hard to be the best professor he can be. I first met Jeff in 2008, when I was completing my undergraduate degree in Exercise Science. From the jump, it was evident he was passionate about teaching and about the subject,...

Duration:02:54:44

6 - "Downstream Affects" w/ Morgan Rich

6/4/2018
Morgan Rich is a father, sweet guy, former hockey player, and a man who is not afraid to step into the dark places to do the hard work. In fact, it is the latter of those things that Morgan assists others doing as his profession. Residing and working in Portland, OR, Morgan works with teens and their parents to empower them with the knowledge and confidence to work through the difficult, anxiety inducing unknowns of growing up. He joined me for an illuminating conversation that came at a...

Duration:02:08:31

5 - "Once a Pickle, Never a Cucumber" w/ Yassine Diboun

5/28/2018
Yassine Diboun is a father, husband, ultra-runner, co-owner-lead wolf at WyEast Wolfpack, which helps people get active, healthy, and fit. He spends a lot of time inspiring people to find their best selves, and he is well equipped to do so given what he has overcome. Yassine's powerful story of perseverance started in Erie, Pennsylvania, where his father, a Moroccan immigrant and the only person from his family to come to America, met his mother in college. The marriage was not for long,...

Duration:01:50:06

4 - "What did you learn today?" w/ Ed Rogers

5/21/2018
Ed Rogers is a podcaster, creator, husband, new father, son, and my Brobi Wan Kabrobi when it comes to podcasting. I first met Ed via a work acquaintance after I expressed interest in starting a podcast. Ed edits my work acquaintance's podcast, and he also has his own podcast, Puck Fortland. He seemed like the perfect person for me to connect with, and connect we did. From the jump in our first in person meeting, Ed and I hit it off, getting into deeper musings about life and being happy...

Duration:02:24:44

3 - "Led by Men, Done by Women" w/ Caleb O'Halloran

5/14/2018
Caleb O'Halloran is a freelance videographer, a man with a coffee preference, a husband, son, brother, and an incredibly insightful dude from Portland, OR. He stopped by my empty apartment/cave for a chat that opened up to a very vulnerable place quite quickly. Caleb and I chatted about him joining me for an episode before we actually recorded, but we never talked about our parents. It was quite the surprise to both of us when we learned that we had a shared experience of losing a parent...

Duration:02:57:10

2 - "The Peaceful Warrior" w/ Ty Sorensen

5/7/2018
Ty Sorensen is runner, beer connoisseur, husband, son, and Wolverine doppelgänger residing in Portland, OR. Mostly, he is an incredibly passionate, self aware, and caring man whom I have come to admire over the last year and whom I see as a model for what healthy masculinity should look like. It wasn't always this way, however. We talk about our somewhat icy, slow start, which was caused by my first perception of him being not so warm. For Ty, as is the case for some men, this has been a...

Duration:02:14:26

1 - "My Sweet Boy" w/ Chris Low

4/30/2018
Chris Low is a photographer, runner, husband, father, and friend residing in Portland, OR. Even though we had only a professional relationship before recording , he was brave enough to be my first guest on the show, and he delivered in a big way. We covered his approach to parenting, raising a boy, the religious community, and much more. I admire how Chris is moving gently through life, modeling healthy ambition, acknowledging his fear, and sharing the upmost patience and love with his...

Duration:02:10:40

0 - Introduction

4/25/2018
Welcome to the introduction episode of The Modern Masculinity Project. Host Brad Pankey will be your guide, your chauffeur, into the minds of men as we try to redefine masculinity for modern times, a time where we value women and reject being put into categorical boxes. In each episode, Brad will sit down with one man to have an open, honest conversation about our experiences trying to live within the traditional framework of masculinity, what in our childhood shaped us into the men we are...

Duration:00:03:45