Try Premium for 30 days

Live games for all NFL, MLB, NBA, & NHL teams
Commercial-Free Music
No Display Ads
Wolf & Iron | Virtues, Skills, Manliness!-logo

Wolf & Iron | Virtues, Skills, Manliness!

Self Development >

More Information


United States






3 Things that Will Wreck Your 2018 - M2M - #35

2017 likely brought some things that you didn't expect, some good, some bad, but life doesn't always follow our plan. 2018 will likely have some curveballs of its own but there are somethings that if you don't manage it will wreck the goals you have for 2018.


Merry Christmas 2017! - Abiding instead of striving for the Christmas spirit

Christmas cannot be reduced to a Hallmark slogan. In this episode I wish you all a merry Christmas, but also share some thoughts that help put the true meaning of Christmas in perspective. Merry Christmas, from my family to yours! - Mike Yarbrough


How Epigenetics Puts You in the Drivers Seat of Your Health with Gray Graham - #33

How many times have you heard "It's in my genes" or "My mom had it so I have it"? In many cases it's a copout and a farce. What we were taught in school about genetics has led many men to believe that their lives and health are predetermined. Everything from high cholesterol to a paunch belly is blamed on genes. However, new research into the field of epigenes, or epigenetics, tells a different story. My guest, Gray Graham, talks about how we've come to the conclusion that our thoughts,...


Understanding Millenials and Generation Z with Dr. Tim Elmore - #32

What's the first thing that comes to mind when you think about the term "millennial"? I'm guessing it's not hard-working, determined, sacrificial, wise, gutsy, strong or any such description that we have come to admire in generations past. As for Gen Z, there's a good chance that it's a new term for you. As my sons are 15 and 18 years old, I am a Gen Z parent, and I see some things I really love about this generation and some things that worry me. As a business owner and former software...


Barefoot Running & Why Your Feet Aren't Made for Shoes with Thomas Hughes - #31

When I was a kid I used to run all over the place, barefoot in the country, and never had any issues with my feet. As an adult, however, it's been a different story. I was an avid running for quite some time, but in the last few years have had one set back after another. I've rolled my ankles several times, have had plantar fasciitis, I overpronate, have worn orthotics and big clunky running name it. This piqued my interest in barefooting, which is going well so far. My guest...


Speaking to Reason, Politics, and Manliness with Stephen Mansfield - #30

If you are a man looking to better yourself, you've likely heard of Stephen Mansfield. He's the author of a number of books including Mansfield's Book of Manly Men, In Search for God and Guinness, & The Faith of George W. Bush. He's also a noted speaker and commentator, and regularly adds his voice to the topics of manhood and leadership. I've been looking forward to having him on the podcast for some time and getting his thoughts on reasoning with what seems to be an unreasonable...


Donald McAlister of The Independence Fund on Caring for our Veterans - #29

Men, we need to take care of those who have served, and especially those who come back wounded. They are our heroes and our neighbors and The Independence Fund is supporting them in a big way. In this episode I talk to my friend Donald McAlister on what the Independence Fund is doing, some of the wounds, both emotionally, mentally, and physically our vets face, and how we can help. This is a great opportunity to give and get involved. Head over to


M2M - Fight! Defeat your Demons - #28

The last few weeks have been hard. My dad died. My world has been rearranged a good bit, or at least a new type of reality has set in. Honestly, I had been expecting this day since my boyhood; that I would get a call saying my dad had died in some car accident or fallen down or something similar. He was an alcoholic, and finished his days in a pretty sad state. I share some stuff about my dad's death, and use this episode as a catalyst for the one thing that has been coming to mind over...


Author Eric Barker on Why what you think about success is likely wrong - #27

If I could suggest to you all, one book to read this year on success, it would be Eric Barker's excellent book Barking Up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong. This is a great book and I am really honored to speak to Eric Barker on this subject. He is an outstanding guest on the podcast and you guys are going to get a lot from this conversation!


M2M - How to get out of the weeds of life and into a clearing - #26

Men, do you ever feel that you're stuck in the weeds and muck of life, unable to move forward? We need to be in a position where we can see the road ahead, make strategic decisions, and live the life we feel the ought. I give a quick talk on what's keeping us stuck and how to move forward.


Introducing "Ask a Man": Get (mostly) solid answers to life's hard questions

Men, have you ever wanted to bounce some questions off a friend and get some thought-provoking and solid answers or advice? That's the idea behind Ask a Man. You send over a question, and I and a co-host will do our best to give you some solid answers, plus have some fun as well. Head over to to submit a question. Keep yer powder dry! - Mike Yarbrough


Aaron Dokos on True Strength, Health, & Intermittent Fasting - #25

Men, we've been sold a lie. Actually, we've been sold several lies, particularly around what it takes and what it means to be healthy and strong. My friend Aaron Dokos has such enthusiasm for life. In this episode we talk about strength, health, and intermittent fasting, and in a way that is practical, fun, and has a holistic view of what it means to be the best version of yourself.


Man to Man - On Planning: Why I hate it, and why I do it anyhow - #24

I have a love-hate relationship with planning/scheduling my day and week. I hate sitting down to do it, but I love the results. In this episode I cover some of the underlying reasons why some of us creative types rally against routine and how we may be able to change our mindset on the issue. I also talk about how to structure your day into blocks rather than an overwhelming minute by minute list of things to get done. Check out the show notes and references mentioned in this episode at...


Joel Salatin on Regenerative Farming Eating and What Were Doing Wrong - #23

Joel Salatin calls himself a Christian libertarian environmentalist capitalist lunatic farmer. So, I had to have him on the podcast. We have a great conversation about the unique things going on at his farm, his thoughts on agriculture, and how our lack of connection with the land is steering us down a bad path.


#022 - 4th Year Manniversary Special! Mike talks about past year and what's to come

The last year for Wolf & Iron has been pretty incredible. I started Rustic and Main (, wrote a book, repaired my marriage, sent one kid off to college, quit my job, grew Wolf & Iron by the thousands, and still have most of my hair. In this Manniversary episode I talk about the challenges and successes of the last year in manliness and what's to come now that I am working for myself full-time. I also give a sneak peek into something I'm calling "The Foundry".


#021 - Author and Historian Mark Lee Gardner on Theodore Roosevelt & The Rough Riders, Writing, and History

You guys know I'm a big fan of Theodore Roosevelt and have studied and written about his life on a number of occasions. I had been following Mr. Gardner for a while primarily based on the titles of a few of his books (I hadn't read them yet!): To Hell on a Fast Horse, and Shot all to Hell. So, when he came out with a book on TR I knew I needed to get him on the podcast. Mark Lee Gardner is a well-known and well respected historian and author and has appeared on numerous shows as an expert...


#020 - Be the Iron - Mike Yarbrough on Iron Sharpening Iron, Being the Iron Other Men Need

Proverbs 27:17 - "As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another." This is a familiar verse for men; even for non-Christians. It speaks directly to the heart of men telling them that in order to keep their edge they need other men in their life. However, we can't expect other men to sharpen us if we don't have a defined edge already. This is a quick discussion on the subject, but one that we need to have at the forefront of our minds on a daily basis. Feed the Wolf. Be the Iron. -...


#019 - Author Warren Peterson on Success, Failure, Writing, and Living Significantly

My pal Warren Peterson has experienced the ups and downs of life. He chased after success in the way most men do, and lost it all. That experience was a wake up call that he desperately needed, and now he is using it as a catalyst to help men get on the right track and lead a life that is truly significant.


#018 - Author John Eldredge on Wild at Heart, Father Wounds, and Christian Manhood - Wolf & Iron

John Eldredge's book Wild at Heart sparked a fire in Christian men, and called out churches for neglecting and misleading men's souls. He not only clarified the heart of men and defined the call which God put within us, he pointed to the wounds from our earthly fathers and the impact it has on every facet of our lives. Mr. Eldredge was a big inspiration for my change of direction, and we cover a number of points in this episode on Wild at Heart, the greatest longing in the heart of a man...


#017 - Kyle Blessing (Blessious) on Gaming and Manliness - Wolf & Iron

I have two sons, both teens, and of course they love their game time. Heck, I was raised the Nintendo, so I completely understand. However, I can't help but feel that it's a waste of time. But should I? Is there something answered in playing video games that we are not getting from the real world? And, is there some benefit to gaming that we are overlooking? In this episode I talk to Kyle Blessing, better known to gamers as Blessious, famed for his YouTube channel where he plays Destiny...


See More