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The Imperfect Pod is a podcast for discussing masculinity more intentionally and purposefully. Masculinity is in a weird place in society as men try to understand the difference between toxic and healthy masculinity. This podcast will engage with humans of all ages, races, genders and beliefs to share their ideas of masculinity to try and create a better understanding. What I want to leave my listeners with after every episode is that there isn't this one-size-fits all idea of masculinity, nor is their an easy solution to understanding your manhood in today's landscape. Topics of this show include parenting, fatherhood, relationships, porn addiction, sex, gender, toxic masculinity, growth, addiction and much more.

The Imperfect Pod is a podcast for discussing masculinity more intentionally and purposefully. Masculinity is in a weird place in society as men try to understand the difference between toxic and healthy masculinity. This podcast will engage with humans of all ages, races, genders and beliefs to share their ideas of masculinity to try and create a better understanding. What I want to leave my listeners with after every episode is that there isn't this one-size-fits all idea of masculinity, nor is their an easy solution to understanding your manhood in today's landscape. Topics of this show include parenting, fatherhood, relationships, porn addiction, sex, gender, toxic masculinity, growth, addiction and much more.

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Canada

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The Imperfect Pod is a podcast for discussing masculinity more intentionally and purposefully. Masculinity is in a weird place in society as men try to understand the difference between toxic and healthy masculinity. This podcast will engage with humans of all ages, races, genders and beliefs to share their ideas of masculinity to try and create a better understanding. What I want to leave my listeners with after every episode is that there isn't this one-size-fits all idea of masculinity, nor is their an easy solution to understanding your manhood in today's landscape. Topics of this show include parenting, fatherhood, relationships, porn addiction, sex, gender, toxic masculinity, growth, addiction and much more.

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English

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Episodes

72. What to Expect When You're Expecting: A Father's Perspective with Geston Pierre

4/7/2021
There are many resources out there for expecting women, but what about expecting men? What can they do throughout pregnancy to reflect, grow and serve their family? That’s exactly what we talked about on this episode! Key themes of the episode include: The difficulties of having a child during COVID Picking the hospital you want to have your child at The challenges that pregnancy can cause in relationships and how to treat your partner with respect Navigating your wife’s wants, needs and...

Duration:00:55:12

71. Healing From Sexual Assault and How to Have Conversations About It with Tim Mousseau

3/31/2021
Sexual violence in society has gone down 60% in the last several years but there's still more work to be done. Whether that's from more male allyship, discussing it on a wider scale, stopping it when you see it happen or just changing your own behavior, the fact that this reprehensible act is still so prevalent is awful. On this episode, Tim Mousseau and I discuss everything sexual assault. Key themes of the episode include: Finding his identity as a human and man after his sexual assault...

Duration:01:12:23

70. Asian Masculinity, Spirituality and Masculine and Feminine Energies with Johnson Chong

3/24/2021
On this episode, Johnson and I talk about the energetic and spirituality of masculinity from the East to the West, masculinity within the LGBTQ+ community and Asian masculinity. Disclaimer: This was recorded before the Atlanta Georgia mass shooting. Some themes might tie in but that was not included in the context. Key themes of the episode: Why there shouldn't be judgement on what is masculine vs feminine How masculine and feminine energies shift from Eastern to Western societies Religious...

Duration:00:53:46

69. It's Not #NotAllMen Until It's #NoMen: My Response to the Sarah Everard Case

3/17/2021
As the host of a masculinity podcast, I feel it is bring more men into the conversation regarding Sarah Everard and male allyship. This is not a problem that will go away unlee we bring more men into the conversation and help them see that it's not #notallmen until it's #nomen. In this episode you will hear: An overview of the Sarah Everard case Public commentary and research on this issue Why this is a problem in all social groups The whistleblower effect Why #notallmen is bullshit but also...

Duration:00:27:45

Just the TIP | What's the deal with men and legacy?

3/12/2021
Welcome back to Just the TIP is where I do a short reflection on this past week's episode! On this episode, I give my reflections on my conversation with Zach Smith about a few topics including: Why men are looking to build their legacy and why that fascinates me How depression and anxiety can be linked to progress Why the idea productivity and personal brand might be making us less fulfilled Make sure to check out the full episode from Wednesday for more context and to follow me on Twitter,...

Duration:00:08:39

68. Hiking Across America For Mental Health and Building Legacy with Zach Smith

3/10/2021
On this episode, Zach and I talk about his solo hike trip across the Pacific Crest Trail and his biggest takeaways, as well as the positive influence of Bell Let’s Talk in the mental health community. Key themes of the episode: Why Bell Let's Talk is good for society Why he went on his trip across the Pacific Crest Trail What the feeling was like at the end of his trip How much he missed ice in his drinks Who his inspirations were for the trip (Jesse Itzler and Dave Goggins) The importance...

Duration:00:54:10

Just the TIP | There's No Such Thing As Unhealthy Emotion

3/5/2021
Welcome back to Just the TIP is where I do a short reflection on this past week's episode! On this episode, I give my reflections on my conversation with Eldra Jackson about a few topics including: Why there's no such thing as unhealthy emotions just unhealthy choices based on those emotions The importance of giving men safe spaces and permission to feel Why it might not be just mean who make men close themselves off Make sure to check out the full episode from Wednesday for more context and...

Duration:00:08:06

67. Prison, Strength and Giving Men Permission to Feel with Eldra Jackson

3/3/2021
Eldra Jackson was serving life in New Folsom prison and in and out of the prison system for almost 30 years. This is his journey of rehabilitation, extreme ownership, self work and intense growth. Key themes of the episode: The desire to be respected and feared in prison How he had an image of strength as a mask to fear The choices and impact that solitary confinement had on his life Why men need permission to feel and explore themselves The importance of rites of passage and rituals The...

Duration:00:57:18

Just the TIP | Why Women Can't Just Leave Their Abusers

2/26/2021
Welcome back to Just the TIP is where I do a short reflection on this past week's episode! On this episode, I give my reflections on my conversation with Sabrina Osso about a few topics including: Why it's harder for women to leave their abusers than we think How much work it takes to trust men after being abused by a father What the next steps are to solving domestic violence in society Make sure to check out the full episode from Wednesday for more context and to follow me on Twitter,...

Duration:00:10:17

66. Reducing Violence in the Home with Sabrina Osso

2/24/2021
TW: In this episode we talk about domestic violence and verbal abuse. In this episode, my guest is Sabrina Osso. Sabrina ishttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyAhN_xwCxs&ab_channel=TEDxTalks ( Tedx speaker) and the Founder and CEO ofhttps://www.ossosafe.com/ ( OSSO SAFE), a company that consults on promoting safety and preventing violence in the workplace, schools, and in places of residence. Sabrina has long dealt with violence on a personal level. She knows how difficult it is to live in such...

Duration:00:50:12

Just the TIP | Dealing with Body Image Issues and the Worth Wound

2/19/2021
Welcome back to Just the TIP is where I do a short reflection on this past week's episode! On this episode, I give my reflections on my conversation with Gretchen Shanks and some of the key themes we discussed including those feelings of unattractiveness, lack of worth, rugged independence and the idea of being ready. Make sure to check out the full episode from Wednesday for more context and to follow me on Twitter, Instagram and more for daily content! As always, reach out to me on...

Duration:00:07:12

65. Bringing Compassion and Grace to Your Sex and Dating Life with Gretchen Shanks

2/17/2021
Sex and dating can be hard for young men to navigate. The world tells us we should want a lot of sex, so we buy into it. But we're never really taught to navigate the shame we might have about our experiences or our bodies. We never talk about how we should be attuned to other's needs. Or how we should even get ready for moments like this. On today's episode I speak with sex and dating coach https://gretchenshanks.com/ (Gretchen Shanks) and we discuss our own vulnerabilities about all of...

Duration:01:02:36

Just the TIP | Why Dating Can Be Hard For Young Men

2/12/2021
Welcome back to Just the TIP is where I do a short reflection on this past week's episode! On this episode, I give my reflections on my conversation with Dr. Michael Pariser and the dating world. This was one of the most vulnerable episodes I had ever done where I open up a lot about my "failures" in the dating world and what I might need to change and what needs to stay the same in order to have success. There's always a balance to be had. However, in 2021 I have made the commitment to not...

Duration:00:11:11

64. No More Mister Nice Guy: Dating Advice For Young Men with Dr. Michael Pariser

2/10/2021
We've heard the saying before: "Nice guys finish last". Is it true? Not if you look at it through a victim mentality. However, there are ways to improve your relationships through assertiveness, not aggression. Through body language. Through understanding your relationship with your parents. And through understanding the idea of interest, intimacy and commitment. These are all things that we discuss on today's episode! About the Guest: Dr. Michael Pariser is a psychologist, author, and...

Duration:01:01:37

Just the TIP | How Politics Discusses Masculinity

2/5/2021
Welcome back to Just the TIP is where I do a short reflection on this past week's episode! On this episode, I give my reflections on Liz's question back to me on how I think the right and left talk about masculinity differently. Make sure to check out the full episode from Wednesday for more context and to follow me on Twitter, Instagram and more for daily content! As always, reach out to me on Instagram @theimperfectpod, email me at luke@theimperfectpod.com or join my FB group called...

Duration:00:15:41

63. For the Love of Men: Conversations About Masculinity with Liz Plank

2/3/2021
Hello everyone! This episode is really special to me. I've wanted to speak with Liz ever since I read her book "https://www.amazon.com/Love-Men-Toxic-Mindful-Masculinity/dp/1250757207/ref=sr_1_1?crid=37JQ7XIZ8SF1O&dchild=1&keywords=liz+plank+for+the+love+of+men&qid=1612314824&sprefix=liz+plakn%2Caps%2C157&sr=8-1#customerReviews (For the Love of Men: From Toxic to a More Mindful Masculinity)" back in the summer of 2020. It's such an empathetic approach to the conversation that I absolutely...

Duration:01:15:05

Just the TIP | Being a Single Father: The Challenges and Opportunities

1/29/2021
Welcome back to Just the TIP is where I do a short reflection on this past week's episode! On this episode, I give my reflections on the challenges off being a single father and why it's important to discuss them. This includes the judicial system, the patriarchy, parenting daughters and more! The link to The Atlantic article I discussed is here: https://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2014/02/the-rise-of-the-single-dad/284016/ (The Rise of the Single Dad) If you're looking for episodes...

Duration:00:11:00

62. Life As a Single Father with Dwight Heck

1/27/2021
What's it like to be a single father? How did you parent 5 children, 4 being daughters? What stigmas did you have to overcome or challenge? What were those tough conversations like with your daughters as they were coming to age? This week’s guest is Dwight Heck, founder of Give a Heck Financial and a single Dad of five children, 4 being daughters. In this episode, we discuss what it’s like to be a single father, the stigma behind it, the importance of empathy and listening, how to have...

Duration:00:57:34

Just the TIP | Why The Fatherless Epidemic is a Real Problem

1/22/2021
Welcome back to Just the TIP is where I do a short reflection on this past week's episode! On this episode, I give my reflections on the importance of talking about the fatherless epidemic or fatherless generation as some people like to call it, where I heard about it from and more. If you're looking for episodes where I talk about fatherhood in specific, check out my episodes with Josh Loong, Clay Smeltzer, Ben Killoy, Alan Stein Jr, Cameron Gordon, Pablo Milandu, Rene Klein-Horseman, and...

Duration:00:10:00

61. The Fatherless Epidemic and It's Affect on Young Men with Leo Bourne

1/20/2021
Why are so many homes growing up without fathers? Why is there a major correlation between fatherless men and the prison system? How can you break the negative cycle if you're a victim of a fatherless home? These are some of the topics I cover on today's episode with Leonardo Lightbourne AKA Leo Bourne. We also talk about the power of consistency, love and journaling. About Leo: L.T. “Leo” Bourne discovered in his early 20s his gift of inspiration and leadership. He founded Open Thought, a...

Duration:00:52:09