Brad Thor is a #1 New York Times bestselling author with his series of international thrillers. Brad has written 21 thrillers including including BLACK ICE (ThrillerFix Best Thriller of the Year), NEAR DARK (one of Suspense Magazine’s Best Books of the Year), BACKLASH (nominated for the Barry Award for Best Thriller of the Year), SPYMASTER (“One of the all-time best thriller novels” —The Washington Times), THE LAST PATRIOT (nominated Best Thriller of the Year by the International Thriller Writers Association), and BLOWBACK (one of the “Top 100 Killer Thrillers of All Time” —NPR).
Brad’s work studying international terrorists, and the american intelligence agents who hunt them down has not only informed his novels, but landed him numerous appearances on major news networks including BC, CBS, NBC, PBS, FOX News Channel, FOX Business Channel, CNN, CNN Headline News, The Blaze, and MSNBC.
Brad Thor is more than just a writer
In 2008, Brad went along with a black ops team in Afghanistan, and he served as a part of the Homeland Security Red Cell program to help brainstorm defenses to terroristic threats.
In this interview, Josh Hatcher tells the story of how Brad Thor gave Manlihood a big head start, and asks him about his book, his life experiences, and what it means to be a man.
Ryan Michler interviews amazing guests about what it means to be a better man. In 2022, he has interviewed Terry Crews, Tim Kennedy, Cameron Hanes, Jack Carr, Tim Tebow, Phil Robertson, and more. Michler hosts three shows a week, including an “Ask Me Anything” show he typically hosts with Kipp Sorensen. My favorite part of the show is actually Ryan’s solo shows – Field Note Fridays, where he explains his take on approaching the world through a masculine framework. Ryan’s perspective is simultaneously fresh and old-fashioned, and I think it’s a much needed voice in today’s upside down culture.
Brett McKay approaches the world through a stoic view. He interviews guests on a variety of topics, including history relationships, and personal development. The show emphasizes a classic masculinity that transcends politics and focuses on individual responsibility.
Jim Ramos heads up this Christian podcast with an emphasis on men taking their faith, their role as husbands, fathers and leaders seriously. In 2022, Jim interviewed guests including former porn star turned pastor Joshua Broome, Stephen Mansfield, Larry Hagner and more. He delves into relevant topics that men need to discuss, but that the church may often skirt around.
Warren Peterson of the Significant Man Recharge has focused in 2022 on solo shows which he calls “Five Minute Fridays” where he talks about manhood from a Christian perspective. Peterson is a level-headed and practical podcaster, and his podcasts helps to recharge and build up the Christian man with an accessibility that anyone regardless of faith can relate to.
Larry Hagner of the Dad Edge Podcast (formerly known as the Good Dad Project) places an emphasis on personal development for fathers. A man that becomes the best version of himself can help his children become the best version of themselves. Larry is a dad himself, and he pulls from his experiences with his kids, and from his experience growing up without a father to help dads overcome the hurdles of fatherhood. In 2022, Larry interviewed Steve Weatherford, Gary John Bishop, Tanner Guzy, Dr. John Delony, and more.
Leadership is something every man needs to learn and embrace. John Maxwell is a leadership expert, and his podcast, while not specifically geared toward men, it’s chock full of leadership advice that will certainly help men.
Mike Yarbrough of Wolf and Iron is an amazing podcast host. His southern gentlemen approach to life, along with his encouragement for men to live up to their potential makes for amazing insights. His interviews are stellar, but his “Truck Talks” while he unpacks his own perspective on life are worth the listen
Dr. Jordan Peterson is a renowned clinical psychologist and author from Canada. His book “12 Rules for Life” is groundbreaking as it explores traditional western philosophies from a contemporary perspective. He speaks a lot about masculinity and culture, as well as a stoic approach to life.
Joe Rogan’s podcast is arguably the most popular podcast of all time. He is no stranger to controversy as he has come under fire for his views and his guests views on current events. He frequently interviews comedians and fighters, and he often explores the value of a traditional view of masculinity.
You’ve probably heard Kipp Sorensen as the Co-Host on Ryan Michler’s “Ask Me Anything” segments on the Order of Man Podcast. Kipp’s wisdom and insight are shored up by his diligence to better himself as a man.
He’s a successful business man and a husband and father, and he talks with us at Manlihood about his experiences through grieving the loss of his father, raising his family, training with his jiu jitsu brotherhood, and how to “Show Up” in every area of your life..
There is a lot of confusion behind what ‘be a man’ means. Sami Moa says his definition is someone who is fulfilled. Someone who has been able to generate wealth in their relationships, their business & their health while having unshakeable confidence in themselves.
Sami is a relationship coach who specializes in helping men become a better version of themselves to attract the kind of partner they want. He has made it his mission to teach men how to do this and has taught seminars in over 75 cities around the world and transforming the lives of thousands of men.
Doug Giles is a firebrand and a lightning rod for controversial statements about Christianity, masculinity, hunting and more. His no-nonsense take may be off-putting to some, but it’s refreshing to many of us.
Dr. Ellen Reed has been a top performance coach for over 15 years working alongside Dr. Jason Selk. She has extensive experience in mental training for business, athletics, academia, and the performing arts. In addition to her work helping others reach high-level success, she has a well-established and successful career as a professional dancer. She helps athletes, students, and business leaders reach their peak performance by developing the mental toughness necessary for success. Her book written with Dr. Jason Selk, “Relentless Solution Focus,” has hit the best-seller list multiple times.
Matt Sinkovitz has been a practitioner and teacher of personal & spiritual development for over a decade. An avid student of mindfulness and meditation, Matt graduated from the Blue Mountain School of Mindfulness Arts seminary program in May 2018, with a Masters in Buddhist Ministry, and was ordained Osho (priest) in May 2019. In this capacity, he now services as a spiritual guide and interfaith chaplain in prisons and hospitals.
Matt began his studies in Buddhism and New Thought as a young adult, seeking resolution to his own personal life dilemmas. Overcoming his 20+ year compulsive relationship with porn, Matt was inspired to share his journey and support other men in their path to liberation. Through his online Facebook support community, ‘Porn to Purpose’, Matt currently runs the ‘90-Day Liberation Boot Camp’, as well as the ‘7-Day Porn Abstinence Challenge’. Matt is passionate about the community’s commitment to support committed fathers and husbands in ending their toxic relationship with porn, so they can reignite that passion in their relationships and be better role models to their children.
That question plagues most every man, especially a monogamous man trying to improve his sexual relationship with his partner. Sarrah Rose is a Men’s Sex and Relationship Coach with an emphasis on tantric sex.
That’s not our usual manlihood interview…
When Sarrah reached out to get an interview with us at Manlihood, I was skeptical. This isn’t the typical interview that I would be looking for. It makes me uncomfortable to talk about sexuality with a woman, especially a woman who is into “tantric sex.” In fact, my wife’s reaction when I told her about it was, “Ummmmm…..”
Personal Development for Men
But Sarrah sent me a link to another interview she had done, and her primary emphasis is actually on personal development. If men want to be better lovers, it starts by taking care of themselves mentally, physically, and emotionally.
Women want men who are healed from their trauma, safe to be around, and emotionally stable.
After hearing her perspective, I thought this would be a very valuable interview for us at Manlihood.
Nahian Khan is a native of Bangladesh who came to America to pursue an education and find personal freedom.
Living the American Dream
In this interview with Josh Hatcher of Manlihood, he chronicles his journey, from growing up in extreme poverty, to his father changing their life as he achieved his dreams, family secrets that could have derailed him, and his escape to pursue true freedom in America.
He talks about the culture shock of leaving Bangladesh and arriving in rural and rust-belt America, and the reasons he loves this country, as well as his journey toward US residency.