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Discussing masculinities and challenging ideas of what it means to be a man. Hosted by Ashley Thomson, founding editor of Homer.

Discussing masculinities and challenging ideas of what it means to be a man. Hosted by Ashley Thomson, founding editor of Homer.

Location:

Australia

Description:

Discussing masculinities and challenging ideas of what it means to be a man. Hosted by Ashley Thomson, founding editor of Homer.

Twitter:

@thisishomer

Language:

English


Episodes

Men's Violence Against World

12/16/2019
Examining 'Men in Focus', a very impressive new report by Our Watch which synthesises everything studies of men and masculinities have to say about preventing men's violence. And which had the unfortunate effect of clarifying everything such studies fail, and may in fact be unable, to think about.

Duration:00:31:04

The Irish, Man

11/17/2019
Nostalgic for riffs on patriarchy as an insitutional force, we end up in analysis of Martin Scorsese's excellent new film 'The Irishman' and mob movies generally.

Duration:00:44:04

Movember, for Steve

11/10/2019
I'm no good with kids, I'm very good with dogs, I like my Bojack and I reckon Movember may be a rort. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/homeronline

Duration:00:48:23

Ode to Irresolution

11/3/2019
I, the undersigned, swear never to seek to impose order on a fundamentally disordered world, thereby to manufacture an artificial sense of control at the expense of my humanity, and will instead live in fruitful acknowledgment of the universe's innate irresolution. Or, a carefree gambol through the interconnectedness of September 11, (Kelly Bachman vs) Harvey Weinstein and toxic masculinity.

Duration:00:39:06

Stop Crying, Pierre

10/26/2019
The usefulness of the word 'masculinity' via Pierre Bourdieu and Audre Lorde. The stuff I didn't say about men and crying in this radio interview: https://ab.co/2PoqYCK. And what Annabel Crabb's Quarterly Essay tells us about men, work and parenting.

Duration:00:51:43

Stella!

10/18/2019
A return, in the form of ruminations on Stella Donnelly, Phoebe Bridgers, men's spatial awareness, men's fashion and a burgeoning relationship with a cockatoo.

Duration:00:40:39

Special announcement: See you in 2019!

10/18/2018
Due to work–life commitments outside our control, we're taking a break. We hope to bring you more episodes ASAP. Thanks for listening.

Duration:00:01:30

#18: Tinder And Bumble

9/4/2018
What do the dating apps Tinder and Bumble reveal about masculinities? The Homer editorial team discuss existing and new ideas about the relationship between dating apps and masculinity.

Duration:00:34:24

#17: Man Island

8/14/2018
We speak with Zac Seidler, the founder of Man Island, a project aimed at producing the world's first men's mental health training program.

Duration:00:29:54

#16: Muscle

7/31/2018
A discussion about the rise and rise of muscle as an indicator of a good, desirable or healthy masculinity in our times.

Duration:00:32:03

#15: Hair and Transition with Kaya Wilson

7/17/2018
What role does hair play in the life journey of a trans-man? In this episode, Ashley Thomson talks with writer, scientist and trans advocate Kaya Wilson about his relationship with hair and masculinity.

Duration:00:30:45

#14: It Takes Two to Homer

7/3/2018
We finally introduce our assistant editor to the podcast! We discuss this month's theme, 'Hair & Masculinity,' as well as what draws people like us to do the work at Homer.

Duration:00:28:53

#13: An Interview with Paul Mitchell

5/8/2018
Paul Mitchell has been writing about Australian masculinity in his fiction, memoir and poetry for years. Among many other things, Ashley Thomson asks why.

Duration:00:29:13

#12: Unmanned with Shoeb Ahmad

10/24/2017
What does it feel like to leave masculinity and maleness behind? In this episode, we speak to musician and father Shoeb Ahmad about her decision to cease identifying as male.

Duration:00:31:51

#11: White Maleness and Inclusion

10/10/2017
Some people are saying white men aren't included in anything. Silly as this may sound, what does 'white maleness' as an identity mean for issues of inclusion, access and equity, to white men and everyone else?

Duration:00:30:24

#10: Men's Fashion with Jay McCauley Bowstead

9/26/2017
We ask a lecturer at the London College of Fashion what men's fashion has to do with masculinity and vice versa.

Duration:00:31:02

#9: Fatherhood

9/12/2017
There's a new generation of fathers out there. We speak with one as though he's a proxy for all the others.

Duration:00:31:33

#8: A Mental Health Monologue

7/20/2017
What does mental health mean to me? Ashley Thomson sets out in a slightly late, slightly truncated episode to answer this question for himself.

Duration:00:17:26

#7: Rockstars!

7/2/2017
Rockstars are among the greatest-ever icons and subverters of masculinities. Glen Martin and Ashley Thomson unpick their influence.

Duration:00:31:01

#6: My Feminist Friend, Zoya Patel

6/20/2017
Ashley Thomson talks feminism, writing and masculinity with Zoya Patel, a friend of six years, the founder of Feminartsy and a huge influence on Homer.

Duration:00:32:32