Today, we have with us the inspiring Dr. Tracy Gapin, a leading expert in men’s health focused on optimizing male performance. In a world where healthcare often falls short for men, Dr. Gapin advocates a more proactive and personalized approach to men’s health, aiming to revolutionize the narrative around it.
In this episode of the Manlihood ManCast, host Josh Hatcher talks to Dr. Tracy Gapin, a leading expert in men’s health. They discuss the current low testosterone levels in men across the country, the inadequate healthcare system, stress, blood sugar levels, and the effect of lifestyle on health. Dr. Gapin also shares his journey on shifting from traditional healthcare practice to a more proactive approach. He highlights the significance of testing hormones and other health markers for men to optimize their health and performance.
Join Josh Hatcher in a profound and captivating conversation with the accomplished musician, Mark Kroos, on the latest episode of the Manlihood Mancast. This engaging discussion delves into crucial aspects of personal development, such as self-love, mindfulness meditation, and understanding one’s emotions and fears. Mark generously shares insights into his personal journey of self-discovery, navigating through trauma, and emphasizing the significance of therapy in one’s life.
Discussing what it means to be a man, Mark highlights the importance of vulnerability, self-awareness, and the processing of emotions. Beyond the introspective moments, the episode also offers a light-hearted bonus with anecdotes from Mark’s touring experiences and valuable insights into his evolving music career, including his upcoming vocal album project and Christmas tour. The blend of introspection, music talk, and relatable life experiences creates a compelling narrative that is bound to inspire listeners and fans of Mark Kroos’s music alike.
Justin Willoughby used to weigh 799 pounds, Manlihood Host Josh Hatcher met him after he started losing that weight, but while he was still massive. Now, he’s lost 600 pounds, and survived a lot of other storms in his life.
Confronting Life’s Battles: An Inspiring Journey from Excessive Weight to Personal Growth
Justin Willoughby, who shares his transformation from being nearly 800 pounds to a healthier weight, dealing with food addiction, divorce, as well as anxiety and panic attacks. This discussions tackle the issues men face, importance of personal growth, friendship, accountability, and supportive relationships on the journey of self-improvement. Justin advocates for a caring approach to checking in on friends’ well-being and reaching out for help. Justin and Josh define a man’s identity, offering invaluable advice to their younger selves and listeners, creating an honest, heartfelt and motivational narrative.
Justin has been featured in many major news outlets, including the Today Show, The Doctors, Inside Edition, Teen People Magazine, The National Enquirer, The Associated Press, The 700 Club and more.
In this episode of the Manlihood ManCast, host Josh Hatcher engages with E.J. Snyder, a notable personality from the reality TV show Naked and Afraid. Snyder shares how his experiences have shaped his life philosophy, emphasizing the importance of personal responsibility, mental strength, and constant self-improvement. Throughout the discussion, several serious topics are tackled such as bullying, violence, and the societal perception of masculinity. Snyder also highlights his efforts in promoting survival skills through his own website and training programs. Drawing parallels between iconic actors like John Wayne and modern masculine identity, the series also explores the significance of adapting to contemporary risks, with a particular focus on personal preparedness. The series encapsulates the idea that individual transformation is the key to societal change, inviting audiences to remain proactive in their personal growth. The series ends with a positive message expressing pride and love for their audience, while promising more insightful discussions in upcoming episodes.
00:00 Introduction and Welcome
00:59 Invitation to Share the Podcast
01:18 Introducing the Guest: EGA Snyder
01:57 Interview Begins with EGA Snyder
03:25 EGA Snyder’s Background and Career
06:30 EGA Snyder’s Experience on Naked and Afraid
08:16 The Incident of Spearing His Testicle
15:12 EGA Snyder’s Philosophy on Life and Survival
19:31 Discussion on Bullying and Self-Defense
29:05 The Impact of Technology on Modern Life
33:35 The Importance of Self-Sufficiency
34:09 The Journey of Self-Responsibility
34:57 The Importance of Mental Fitness and Health
36:42 Physical Activity and Spiritual Connection
38:02 Self-Defense and the Right to Protect
39:15 Preparation for Worst Case Scenarios
39:30 Survival in the Pandemic: Lessons Learned
41:24 The Concept of Tribalism in Community
41:54 The Ultimate Bug In and Home Defense Guide
42:35 Survival Outdoor Skills Series
43:42 The Importance of Training and Preparedness
48:40 Reflections on Being a Man
54:18 Advice for the Future
59:24 Final Thoughts and Ways to Connect
About EJ Snyder
Errol James “EJ” Snyder, Jr., born on December 3, 1965, in Englewood, New Jersey, is an American survivalist and television personality widely known for his military service and appearances on various reality shows. Standing at an impressive height of 6’3″ and nicknamed “Skullcrusher,” EJ Snyder has had a remarkable and decorated career.
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EJ Snyder’s journey began when he joined the United States Army at the age of 19. Over his 25 years of military service, he served in Ranger positions in Infantry and Airborne units. Earning accolades such as two Bronze Stars and the Legion of Merit, Snyder fought in significant conflicts including the Gulf War in 1991 and Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2004. His role as a Ranger Instructor, Survival & Tracking Instructor, and Drill Sergeant contributed to his moniker “Skullcrusher.”
EJ Snyder’s passion for survival skills developed early in life, learning outdoor skills with his late brother Jeff. His formal survival training began during his time at the US Army Ranger School, where he fell in love with the concept. As a Ranger Instructor, he attended the US Army Survival School (SERE-C) and became the Primary Survival and Tracking Instructor. After retirement, Snyder continued to share his expertise, working as a Government Contractor teaching survival skills to future Green Berets at the US Army SERE School.
EJ Snyder made his television debut on the show “Lost” in 2008, and in 2009, he appeared on the documentary series “Patton 360°.” However, he gained widespread recognition through his appearances on survival shows like “Naked and Afraid,” where he completed challenging tasks in Tanzania and the Amazon. Snyder also co-hosted the ninth season of “Dual Survival” and played the lead role of Max in “Survival T.V. The Movie!” in 2016.
Extreme Survivalist Philosophy:
EJ Snyder is not just a survivor; he is an extreme survivalist who follows a “Train as you Fight” approach. Believing in pushing the limits of both the environment and oneself, he has thrusted himself into extreme survival situations to continually break through the “Laws of 3 of Survival.” Despite his intense experiences, EJ maintains a motto: “Tua Sponte Superstes,” which translates to “Survive By Your Own Will.”
Post his television stints, EJ Snyder remains actively involved in teaching survival skills, serving as a motivational speaker, and volunteering for various veteran and charity causes. His commitment to sharing his knowledge and experiences spans over two decades, making him a respected figure in the survivalist community.
EJ Snyder is not just a television personality; he is a seasoned survivalist with a rich military background, a passion for teaching, and a commitment to pushing the boundaries of survival. His journey, marked by challenges and triumphs, continues to inspire and educate others in the art of thriving in the face of adversity.
Enjoy a lively conversation with Bob Stromberg, an award-winning comedian, storyteller, and Josh Hatcher’s childhood hero! This podcast episode explores what it means to be a man, chats about Bob’s fascinating personal life, his impactful school visits, his experience during a boxing match ‘The Rumble in the Jungle’, his encounter with Tom Hanks, and the significance of the words ‘I love you’ and ‘I’m proud of you’. Bob also delves into some of his advice for men and his own life experiences, including aspects such as surrender, service, gratitude, and enjoying daily life. Tune in and get to know more about Bob Stromberg on this episode of the Manlihood ManCast.
Meet Bob Stromberg, a captivating guest on the Manlihood ManCast who brings joy to audiences of all ages with his distinctive blend of speaking, storytelling, and humor. Bob’s presentations are characterized by their clean and casual style, marked by humility, and infused with a delightful mix of knee-slapping comedy and uplifting encouragement.
Renowned for his remarkable ability to connect with audiences, Bob excels in developing warm rapport, bringing people together, and eliciting surprising laughter. His arsenal of gifts includes physical comedy, a touch of audience participation that is never threatening, and even hand shadows, described as “stunning” by the London Metro. Audiences are treated to a memorable experience as Bob shares hilarious, tender, and thought-provoking stories from his own life, leaving them amazed and transformed.
In 1995, Bob co-authored the hit play “Triple Espresso, (a highly caffeinated comedy),” which started in Minneapolis and went on to become the longest-running stage production in the history of San Diego, seen by over two million people in eighty cities worldwide. The Chicago Sun Times praised Bob’s role as “a mesmerizing physical comedian.”
Following this success, Bob presented his solo show, “That Wonder Boy,” described by Culture Buzz as “One of the most substantive comical one-man shows ever conjured.” The show received acclaim, winning the three top awards Off Broadway at the United Solo Theatre Festival in New York City and later recognized as one of the top shows in the festival’s first decade.
Bob, who resides in Minnesota with his wife Judy, continues to occasionally perform his theater shows and travels extensively as a featured comedian.
Join us for a conversation with bestselling author and manhood advocate, Jim Ramos. He shares deep insights into overcoming isolation through the power of community, and the vital role of practical and constructive conversations amongst men. Jim talks about his work with the Men in the Arena podcast and provides a sneak peek into his bestselling books. He also discusses the old testament, his favourite barbecue meats, and how activities like barbecuing bring men together. Hear about the free resources available on ‘meninarena.org’ and his books ‘Tell Them’ and ‘ManLaws 101’.
About Jim Ramos Jim Ramos stands tall as a champion of manhood, purpose, and unwavering faith. Born to make a difference, Jim is a bestselling author, compelling speaker, and the visionary founder of Men in the Arena, a non-profit Christian ministry that has become a beacon for men seeking to honor God through leadership in their families, churches, and communities.
Jim’s journey is a testament to the transformative power of embracing one’s calling. With fervor and conviction, he passionately proclaims that a man truly ‘gets it’ when he steps out of the bleachers and into the arena of leadership, a philosophy that resonates through every facet of his life.
At the heart of his impact is the Men in the Arena Podcast, the #1 ranked Spotify podcast for Christian men. Through insightful interviews with luminaries such as John Eldredge, Gary Chapman, Gene Getz, Patrick Morley, and Emerson Eggerichs, Jim provides a platform for profound discussions on Christian manhood, guiding men toward a deeper understanding of their purpose.
Beyond the airwaves, Jim Ramos has cultivated a robust community with the 12,000-strong Men in the Arena Facebook Group and a global network of Men in the Arena virtual teams. Here, men come together, support each other, and embark on a journey to become their best versions – united in strength and resilience.
Jim’s impact extends beyond the digital realm. As a prolific author, he has penned numerous books, each a guidepost on the path to authentic manhood. From the #1 Amazon Bestseller “Strong Men Dangerous Times” to the insightful “Tell Them: What Great Fathers Tell Their Sons and Daughters,” Jim’s words serve as a compass for those navigating the complexities of life.
Join Josh Hatcher as he sits down with Pastor Terry Beasley from Men’s Ministries International to discuss the importance of building male communities for connection and personal growth.
Terry shares his insights on why men need to live in communities with other men and how it benefits their personal and spiritual growth. The two also dive into the significance of staying true to your faith, embracing your vulnerability, and balancing your personal passions without causing discord in your relationships. They also discuss cultural perceptions of masculinity, the importance of embracing your weaknesses, and the necessity of personal accountability. For more from Terry Beasley: Men’s Ministies International
00:00 Introduction and Importance of Male Community 00:17 Upcoming Events and Podcast Introduction 02:08 Guest Introduction and Importance of Diverse Perspectives 03:33 Interview with Pastor Terry Beasley 04:03 Discussion on Men’s Ministry International 04:39 The Importance of Male Fellowship and Community 06:56 The Struggles of Male Vulnerability 09:47 The Role of Hobbies in Building Connections 12:30 The Importance of a Supportive Spouse 14:20 Addressing Loneliness and Building Connections 15:17 The Role of Church in Building Male Community 23:55 Terry’s Personal Journey and Passion for Men’s Ministry 29:23 The Importance of Loving and Respecting Your Spouse 32:28 Understanding Equality and Submission in Relationships 33:27 The Role of Men as Leaders and Providers 34:15 The True Meaning of Leadership 34:36 Personal Struggles and Seeking Help 35:00 Overcoming Financial Struggles and Debt 36:47 The Importance of Honesty in Relationships 40:05 The Role of Faith in Overcoming Life’s Challenges 41:42 The Impact of Men’s Ministry International 42:52 Personal Experiences and Lessons from Childhood 46:13 The Importance of Building Relationships and Understanding Different Cultures 49:43 Advice for Men: Embrace Humility and Prayer 55:06 The Importance of Real-life Connections and Friendships
Welcome to the Manlihood Mancast, where resilience, adventure, and self-discovery converge. In this compelling episode, we sit down with the versatile Adam Pendicini, a man whose life journey resonates with triumphs and challenges, from the glamorous world of acting to the demanding terrain of 200-mile races.
A Tapestry of Adventure
Adam’s story is more than a series of achievements; it’s a testament to the fortitude found in facing life’s adversities head-on. Host Josh guides us through a conversation that delves into the significance of embracing challenges and living a life authentically marked by adventure.
Embracing Resilience and Transformative Adventures
Adam Pendicini’s narrative goes beyond the surface, exploring the impact of childhood trauma, the resilience needed to overcome it, and the transformative power embedded in everyday adventures. Whether gracing the screen or conquering ultra-marathons, Adam’s experiences have cultivated not just physical strength but also a profound understanding of self.
Adventure Fit: A Program Changing Lives
The conversation unfolds to reveal Adam’s brainchild, the Adventure Fit program. Rooted in the pillars of introspection work, movement, and adventure, this program aims to empower men to prioritize their well-being. By shattering the time constraints often cited as excuses, Adam inspires a community of men to embark on a transformative journey of personal growth.
As we explore Adam Pendicini’s journey, the Manlihood Mancast becomes a compass guiding men toward a life marked by resilience, adventure, and personal development. Join us in unleashing your potential, breaking free from excuses, and connecting with a community that shares your desire for a holistic and fulfilling existence.
Discover the world of adventure, health, and personal development seamlessly merging in this impactful episode. It’s time to prioritize your well-being and embark on a life-changing adventure with Adam Pendicini. The path to a healthier, happier, and more adventurous you starts here.
Ready to end the cycle of negativity in your relationship? Figs O’Sullivan shows you the way on this episode of the Manlihood ManCast
Figs O’Sullivan, a distinguished Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and an unwavering advocate for Emotionally-Focused Therapy, stands at the forefront of esteemed therapists in San Francisco. Hailing from the vibrant landscapes of Ireland, Figs has traversed a remarkable path, from the ancient Emerald Isle to the sun-kissed shores of Hawaii, where he now resides with his cherished wife, Teale, and their two children.
In his quest to unravel the mysteries of human healing, Figs bypasses the complexities of traditional therapy, offering a straightforward and often elusive route to personal growth. His mission is to empower men, providing accessible guidance on the challenging journey of emotional development.
Beyond his therapeutic prowess, Figs embodies the qualities of a loving father, a dependable friend, and a trusted confidant, underscoring the principles of manhood and empathy. His remarkable expertise has earned him a reputation as the go-to couples therapist for the influential figures of Silicon Valley. Figs is no stranger to assisting the world’s brightest and most creative minds in forging resilient and loving partnerships.
What sets Figs apart is his captivating, quick-witted, and relatable speaking style, inviting his male audience into insightful, and at times, humorous discussions. His ability to decipher human emotions has even drawn comparisons to the formidable IBM Watson, as noted by NPR.
Figs O’Sullivan’s impact transcends his therapy room. With over 1,500 course participants and a community of more than 16,000 Empathi users, his wisdom reaches far and wide. A dedicated community of 20,000 email subscribers eagerly awaits his insights and guidance.
Figs dives into a range of thought-provoking subjects, addressing questions that resonate with men. He demystifies the enigma of recurring relationship conflicts, explores the essence of love, and demystifies the intricacies of human connection. Figs imparts valuable perspectives and practical steps to make love work, emphasizing the importance of recognizing the rational basis behind everyone’s actions. He sheds light on the complexities of building enduring relationships, breaking free from negative patterns, and forging the emotional bonds that define true manhood.
With an abundance of experience and a heartfelt commitment to helping men navigate the intricate landscape of emotions and relationships, Figs O’Sullivan stands as a guiding light for those seeking love and healing. His insights are transformative and deeply resonant, making him an indispensable resource for men on their journey to healthier, more fulfilling relationships.Discover the wisdom of Figs O’Sullivan at https://empathi.com/, and join the Manlihood ManCast community in the pursuit of authentic manhood and meaningful connections.
Welcome back, Manlihood ManCast listeners! In today’s episode, we have the privilege of introducing you to a multifaceted and exceptionally talented individual, Matt Moore. His diverse skills and passions have earned him a reputation as a true Southern Gentleman and a standout in the culinary world. Let’s delve into his fascinating journey.
Who Is Matt Moore?
Matt Moore wears many hats, and each one showcases his incredible range of talents. He’s not just an author but also an entrepreneur, accomplished cook, musician, host, pilot, and adventurer. Hailing from Nashville, Tennessee, Matt embodies the essence of a Southern Gentleman.
His work has received widespread acclaim and recognition from prestigious sources spanning the BBC and CBC to The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Atlanta Constitution, Chicago Tribune, People, Southern Living, Esquire, Men’s Journal, TODAY, VH1, FOX, Hallmark, The Art of Manliness, and countless others.
In the culinary realm, Matt Moore specializes in updated Southern cuisine infused with Mediterranean and Middle Eastern influences. He’s also renowned for his passion for cast-iron cooking and wild game.
Matt’s literary contributions have made a significant impact. His work, “A Southern Gentleman’s Kitchen” (TIME Inc Books), achieved the remarkable feat of becoming an Amazon #1 bestseller in Spring 2015. His follow-up book, “The South’s Best Butts,” earned the distinction of being named the #1 cookbook by the National BBQ and Grilling Association for 2018. His book, “Serial Griller” (HMH 2020), was met with critical acclaim and featured on CBS, TODAY, PEOPLE, and beyond.
Currently, Matt Moore is actively engaged in working on a butchering book and hosting various exciting projects.
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Matt Moore’s journey is a testament to the power of passion, versatility, and Southern hospitality. Join us in this episode of the Manlihood ManCast as we explore the world of culinary adventures with this remarkable Southern Gentleman. Stay tuned, gentlemen!