Episode: #39 Jack Donovan on redefining the way we see masculinity today

Who: Today’s guest is Jack Donovan (starttheworld), who is Mr Masculinity.

From Jack’s about page: “Jack Donovan is the author of the The Way of Men ? a straightforward, politically incorrect theory of masculinity that became an underground hit around the world … Donovan has been blogging, writing and speaking about masculinity and tribalism since for over a decade … He lives in the Pacific Northwest, where he leads a chapter of the infamous Wolves of Vinland  ? an esoteric tribe of Germanic pagans.” I don’t know if I need to say anything more as an intro!

In this interview we discuss masculinity, why it is not a dirty word and why we should undertake our own journey to become better men and more masculine men.


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What we cover

  • Who he is and why he is well known
  • What happended during his childhood that made him look in masculinity
  • How is masculinity being portrayed in today’s society
  • What is masculinity and who are the great role models of masculine energy?
  • Where he thinks modern day men are going wrong in society and the factors that affect thier masculinity
  • How can we recreate the old rituals that boys undertook to become men like the old civilisations do but do it in our easy lives
  • Why do you need a tribe to truly become masculine and a man and how it needs to be set up/contain to succeed.
  • Can we use sports etc to replace these missing rituals and tribes in our lives?
  • Are the characteristics of what makes a good man the same across the world?
  • What he thinks about the style of masculinity that is shipped by today’s media?
  • Can you grade masculinity? Are we masculine or not or shades of masculine more or less than the next man?
  • What challenges could you set yourself to become a more masculine man and develop yourself?
  • Why is there not a push for men to become more masculine in today’s society?Why do some men hate on those who try to improve in their lives?
  • How should today’s men adapt to the differing roles of women and equality in the modern world
  • Can you ever become too mascline? At what point does becoming more masculine cause problems?
  • How does the role of the father play in how masculine a man is and how good a man he will be? How should we raise the next generation of men to help raise good men?
  • How does he deal with those who dislike the masculinity message he is bringing out?
  • How should those listening overcome jealousy, hate etc when they try to become a more masculine man and a better man?
  • How can you tell if you are becoming a better man? What is the yard stick or criteria we can use to show improvements?
  • The message those listening should take from this interview?
  • Are there any unusual things about Jack that will blow your mind?
  • How you can keep in touch with him?
  • And so much more

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Episode: #18 Ryan Michler on masculinity, manhood and how to become a great man.

Who: Today’s guest is Order of man founder Ryan Michler, and is also a father, husband, Iraqi combat veteran. In this episode, we discuss modern men, masculinity and how to be a great man and one worth remembering. Ryan “believes that most, if not all, of the world’s biggest problems could be solved if males everywhere learned how to be better husbands, fathers, friends, and leaders. He’s on a mission to help all men become the men they were meant to be.” Ryan’s website teaches us how to become the best man we can be.


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What we cover:

  • Who he is
  • What he thinks masculinity and manliness are
  • When does a boy become a man and how we can create a modern day rites of passage to manhood
  • Why you need to put yourself into difficult situations
  • Why we need to grow into good men
  • The damage that can happen when boys grow up without a good father figure
  • What he thinks makes a good man
  • How we can raise children into becoming good men in the future
  • How you can be a good partner to your romantic lead
  • How he thinks today’s men compare to past generations of men
  • What he considers are the essential skills that a man should know
  • What real masculine power is
  • Who are good male role models to emulate
  • How you can start working towards your goals right now
  • Why you need to have a ‘Band of Brothers’
  • Meetup.com
  • How you can develop confidence
  • Why we need to be physical and be a man of action and take action even before you are ready
  • Why you need to start right now
  • Steve Kamb article is here – Confidence
  • How he deals with the fast prompt questions
  • Why you need to join his Facebook group (I’m a member and it is awesome) – now over 30K members!
  • The Iron Council and why you should become a member
  • Why it is a moral responsibility to grow a beard … if you can!


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Episode: #013 Eric Davis on training, brotherhood and how to develop the habits of a hero to achieve your life mission

Who: Eric is a retired Sniper, Navy SEAL, and Military instructor. Today, he utilises his military skills to teach guys how to achieve their life mission, build a strong ‘Brotherhood’ and build the ‘Habits of Heros’.

His about page says “Eric Davis served … as a U.S. Navy SEAL and decorated veteran of the Global War on Terror … recognized as one of the premier sniper instructors in the U.S. military … He is an expert of technical and physical surveillance and was part of an elite group hand-selected to perform intelligence collection in denied areas around the world. Since departing from the SEAL teams, Eric has worked in corporate performance, sales and leadership training bringing an unprecedented amount of innovation, efficiency, and structure to the domain of business and personal performance. Eric is the author of “Raising Men: Lessons Navy SEALs learned from their training and taught to their sons”.”


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What we cover:

  • Who he is
  • His definition of masculinity
  • How to define a successful man
  • The real concept of power
  • Why you need a mission in your life
  • His experiences in the military and what it taught him and if he misses anything from that lifestyle
  • The principles of a military life that you can use in your own life to succeed
  • Why you need to take your various roles in life seriously
  • Why ‘freedom’ is a horrible goal to aim for
  • Why a true ‘brotherhood’ is one of the most important things a guy can have in their life
  • How you can find your own ‘Brotherhood’ to succeed in your life missions
  • You need to become the person you want to make friends with
  • Why you need to be failing more
  • How to start a life of adventure
  • Why you need to learn to fall back on your training to succeed
  • How we are always learning no matter the situation
  • What are the real ingredients of a good job
  • How to get into a state of flow
  • How you can start to dramatically change your life today
  • Tips to become a better leader of men
  • How fatherhood changed him and tips for fathers, why you should raise girls the same ways as boys and how he would react to his kids wanting to join the military
  • How we can be prepared to deal with the worst events in life and why you should never be a victim and how training can help stop violence
  • How you can stop pacing your life away like a caged animal
  • Why you should check out his latest book
  • How he deals with the fast break questions
  • Why you need to become your own role models
  • How someone can keep in touch with him
  • His books
  • So much more

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