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EP021 - Stress

This week; Nick is a spy, Adam is Alan Sugar, and we talk about stress. From the stress of having to do SATs at the age of 7 to the ability to leave work at work. Join us for another classic episode with the usual segments of 'Nick is arrogant/inconsistent/a terrible boyfriend' [delete as appropirate] and 'Adam tells people to calm down'. Stuff we talk about:


EP020 - Changes

In this week's podcast; Adam gets annoyed at Joe Rogan, Nick struggles to read a book and we discuss whether Tupac Shakur would've ever eaten hummus. Stuff we mention: Lost Connections by Johann Hari Cortex podcast


EP019 - Origins Part Two

Our first episode: Jackie Stallone's tap lesson: Lost Connection by Johann Hari (mentioned JRE episode Tribe by Sebastian Junger (another relevant JRE


[Rerelease] EP001 - Origins

No new episode this week but we've both been feeling a little nostalgic recently and have given our early episodes another listen. So we thought you might like to do the same. This is our first ever episode. It was the most difficult and nerve-wracking one to release but even now we're still a bit overwhelmed with the response we got. Give it a listen and if you want to share your 'origin' story with us then feel free to do on the various social medias or wang us an email at...


EP018 - Rosi Sexton (Part Two)

This week's episode is the second part of Nick's natter with Rosi Sexton. Focussing on Rosi's life beyond fighting and her career as an osteopath, the anxieties that come with offering advice in that role, there's some great insight on social media, the engaging in debates and tribalism that comes from it all. All in all, a fairly fascinating listen. Normal service resumes next week with our Nick finding his way back to the British Isles! (This episode also features a cracking, babbling,...


EP017 - Rosi Sexton (Part One)

On this week's episode, we're joined by the engaging and wonderful Rosi Sexton! Rosi is most well known for being the first British woman to fight in the UFC but there's a lot more there than once being a fighter for a living. Part one of our Nick's chat focuses on her origin story, to her academic career and then into her fighting career whilst touching on many other topics! So enjoy the first part of our chat with Rosi, part 2 will be with your next week.



In this episode of the Anxious Men Podcast; Nick complains about a holiday that he's really going to enjoy and Adam berates an androgynous woman in a cinema. We then talk about THE FUTURE (*REVERB*). We discuss everything from losing our hair to unplanned pregnancy to death. Again. Sorry. We just keep coming back to death at the moment. Apologies for the lack of Rosi Sexton this week, this is entirely due to the weather. Nick just couldn't get to Birmingham through all the snow. STAY TUNED...


EP015 - Crying

This week; Nick is obsessed with Queer Eye and Adam falls down the stairs. We also talk about crying. In public, in private, in Aldi. Finally, we talk about the contrasting beauty of funerals and wakes. So a nice light episode! Oh also, news! We're going to be joined by Rosi Sexton next week (well Nick is) for a conversation on mental health, martial arts, academia and all the bits in-between. So if you're sick of our voices, you'll get to hear probably more than 50% less than in a normal...


EP014 - The Devil and Daniel Johnston

This week; Nick takes a maths test and feels pressure to be a better vexillologist, and ADRIIAAAN cheers Adam up. We then talk about The Devil and Daniel Johnston. The next Homework will be watching Restrepo, it's on Netflix so it's a little easier to get your hands on. Twitter story from Kirby Muxloe:


EP013 - Media

Homework for next week (21st Feb): The Devil and Daniel Johnston. Watch it with us and send us your thoughts! This week; Nick is scared of getting knocked off his bike (again) and Adam has discovers the healing powers of beef brisket. We also talk about Dwayne Johnson for a really long time and also positive and negative portrayals of mental illness in the media. Things mentioned in the podcast: Lloyds Bank advert ( One Bullet Away by Nathaniel...


EP012 - Bodies

This week Adam does a south african accent without being racist and Nick feels nervous watching the Super Bowl. We talk about our bodies. How we've hated them, how we've started the process of accepting them, and for what reasons we think it can be either healthy or unhealthy to change them. We also touch on changing room etiquette and how it can be great (Iceland) or not so great (hairdryer, balls, Madrid).


EP011 - Childhood

Nick is a dick to a friend and then himself, Adam talks to himself instead of fighting travellers, and we talk about our childhoods. We discuss; the importance of forgiveness of yourself and those around you, when does kids being shit at relating to others become bullying, and how seeing violence as a kid can affect you in later life.


EP010 - Resolutions

HAPPY NEW YEAR. We talk about the year just gone and the year ahead. And as you can probably see from the length of this episode, we ramble quite a bit. Adam's job hunting blog post. Oh and there are some Star Wars spoilers later in the episode. HAPPY NEW YEAR. AGAIN.


EP009 - Social Media

Adam is scared of flying. Like BA Baracas. We talk about nuclear holocausts. Nick shouts at vans and goes through red lights We talk about the effects of social media (check out the CALM campaign #changethepicture) and how we only see the highlights of people's lives. Chrome extension: KillNewsFeed. Turn your phone black and white:


EP008 - Loneliness

This week; Nick is ill, Adam is scared of boobs, Vincent Cassel has sex and we talk about loneliness. Loneliness is an increasingly common affliction in today's society and neither of us has escaped it. From Nick's time in Madrid to Adam's time in Braunstone, we discuss the times we've felt alone and what we've learnt from them. Oh and jiu-jitsu. #sorrynotsorry


EP007 - Sleep

This week: Adam wees in private and Nick is going to a stag-do. - Podcasts we listen to: Totally Football, Hello Internet, No Such Thing as a Fish, The Adam Buxton Podcast - Nick Littlehales: - Gratein Sleep Masks - Sleep or night mode on both iOS and Android. Or F.lux for computers. - Wim Hof: The Iceman. Questions or comments or anything! Cheeeeeeeers


EP006 - Drugs

...and back to our scheduled programming. In this episode, we talk about drugs and alcohol. Nick is pro-heroin, Adam has a joint with Jimi Hendrix, and we give you some excellent medical advice. (DO NOT FOLLOW OUR ADVICE. DON'T BE AN IDIOT.)


EP005 - Mailbag I

This week's episode is about you! Well, it's about the messages you've sent us. We answer some questions that a lot of people have asked, we tell some of the mental health stories that people have told us, and we discuss some of the identity issues that were brought up last week. If you've any further comments or questions please send them to We'll probably be doing another of this type of episode in a few weeks time, so get your messages in.


EP004 - Man Up!

This week; Adam gets burgled and Nick cries at the moon before we move on to the main topic. We start with why the phrase 'Man up' and the attitude that surrounds it should be thrown away. We talk about our goals for the podcast and the feedback we've received so far. Then it evolves into a discussion of the difficulties of having difficult conversations. Stuff we talk about: In the Shadow of the Moon Alternative (still bad) phrases for 'Man up!' Gender roles Whataboutism Our goals for the...


EP003 - Recovery

This week; Nick comes 4th in a competition and celebrates, Adam nearly has a poo in Sainsbury's, and the main topic is finally a bit more positive! We talk about our recovery from the last two podcasts' worth of issues and how we keep ourselves from relapsing. Other stuff we talk about: A Manual for Heartache by Cathy Rentzenbrink Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Mindfulness and meditation How friends helped us and the limits of that help Conversations with our parents Mental health...


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