Episode 31--Blessed Are the Weird

Rainier sits down with author, facilitator, and coach Jacob Nordby to talk about a wide range of issues. They share stories of mid-life turning points, the difficulty men have in accessing creativity, the need for deep transformational work, and how being an artist is the work of every man.

Episode 30--The Heart Centered Man

Rainier gets a chance to talk with ecologist, resiliency coach, and men’s worker Devin Fredericksen. They explore permaculture principles, environmental concerns, sexuality, polarity between the Masculine and Feminine, and about how to be a heart centered man. He is a fascinating guest with great thoughts around sustainability, community and connecting with the Masculine. Check it out.

Episode 29--Big Adventure

In this episode Rainier sits down and talks with mountaineer, explorer, facilitator, father and all around great guy, Matt Walker, about a number of topics near and dear to both of them. Matt brings together a background of psychology and high adventure in an unique program pushing individuals to find their purpose and take steps towards it. They explore Masculine and Feminine archetypes, mountain climbing, how change happens, the importance of adventure and risk, and have a damned good time. You’d hardly know they weren’t huddled around a fire sipping whisky and smoking cigars.

Episode 27--Catching Up with Rainier

In this episode Rainier catches us up with all the things he’s been up to lately. Follows up on the adventures he had in North Carolina recently, talks about biological warfare, southern gigolo’s, connecting with Tripp Fuller (of Home-brewed Christianity fame), snoring, wet-hands, checking for cancer, and why the quest to become an alpha is ridiculous. We also chat about the importance of radical acceptance as men, and how to gracefully dive when we’re making a fall….so many things to catch up on! Check it out!

The Session 1: Communication

This is an episode called THE SESSION where Rainier Wylde takes a practical skills based approach to issues men deal with. We focus on building mastery, being present in your day to day life, connecting to a deeper sense of self, and developing tribe. Today we talk about communication skills! Rainier discusses ineffective communication, evaluates the levels of dialog, and then invites us to use proactive skills.

Episode 26--Climb Trees, Lift Stones, Kick Ass

Jody Kennedy is a men’s fitness expert, a movement specialist, and an ancestral health guru. Out of his home base in Dublin, Ireland he is building tribes of men who are re-discovering what it means to be embodied beings in nature as a part of the modern world. We have a great conversation about being “civilized to death,” the impact of plant medicine, connecting with emotions, learning how to become a modern caveman, living a disciplined life, and being the healthiest version of self. Check it out!

Episode 25--Holiday Survival Guide

In this episode Rainier gifts all of us with a Survival Guide in getting through the perils and opportunities of the holiday’s. We talk about how to be triggered and still make it out with our sanity intact. The ideas and skills that are taught in this episode will help you navigate the storms that so easily arise in the moment surrounded by those close to us. We cover emotion regulation skills, distress tolerance, and how to radically accept reality as it is so that you can transform the moment! You won’t want to miss this super practical and applicable episode.

Episode 24--The State of Education

Stewart G. is on the podcast today. He is an educator, a father and husband, a man who has some profound and interesting perspectives and is not afraid to share those. He also makes a damn good Manhattan (and Old Fashion for that matter). He came on and we talked about absolutely everything under the sun from life-span development, to what the hell is going on with the state of education today, to what makes a successful child as they enter and prepare for adulthood, and so much more. We also geek out on making craft blended drinks, our mutual hatred of poodles, and being parents to inquisitive and curious kids! It’s a long-form conversation, but well worth the listen.

Episode 23--Grey Beard Runs

In this episode Rainier is joined by Gordon Collier, the real man behind “Move Your Ass” Nation. You may have known him as instagram sensation “greybeardrunz” or know him from his dynamite daily podcast Quotely. He is a fascinating brother-in-arms who has been through it all: identity struggles, failure, divorce, remarriage, finding what really matters to him, and through it all maintaining the things that are of deep purpose, his family and devotion to his faith-life. This conversation goes many places and he drops a lot of solid gold shit for men at all stages. You won’t want to miss it.

Episode 22--I Don't Accept You

In this episode Rainer does some house keeping and introduces a new resource for building and expanding the community, as well for the men who value this work to be directly impacted to a greater extent. Additionally Rainer civilization, consumerism, the myth of progress and talks about the dangerous fad of “self-acceptance” and how this is often antithetical to true human potential and development. Check it out!

Episode 21--Why Mission Matters

In this important episode Rainer and his returning guest Drew explore the significance of men having a sense of mission. They clarify the difference between “mission” and “purpose” and also explore why it’s necessary for a man to experience both of these. Drew shares intimately about the challenges of securing mission, and Rainer explores how living disconnected from greater purpose has caused havoc in his own life and those of others. Besides all this they talk about Krav Maga self-defense, strength training, honor culture and relating to the divine feminine. It’s a super packed episode with lots of fun!

Episode 20--An Unshakable Life

In this podcast Rainer interviews Mike Sagun, men’s coach and group leader, who works with individuals to build what he calls “an unshakable life.” Mike is a powerful presence and delivers great content about building tribes of men, men’s emotions, the differences between cyber and in-person groups, the dangers of social media (AND CALLS FOR REGULAR SOCIAL MEDIA FASTS!!!!), and living with intentionality.

Episode 19--Cha-Cha-Changes!!

In this episode Rainer is joined by returning guest and long time friend of the show Ryan Lee Sharp, entrepreneur, artist, and coach, who is helping people find a way to their life worth living. They navigate a lot of terrain such as the differences between psychotherapy and coaching, as well as Rainer making a robust critique of the counseling industrial complex. They talk about various disciplines and modalities of therapy, and finally about archetypes, as it relates to women and men charting a course forward. This is show chalk full of laughter, intrigue, and wisdom. Don’t miss it!

Episode 18--Penis Envy

In this episode Rainer talks about recent life events, the achievements of modern medicine, spite-listeners, Beta-Bro’s (The Great Exhausted Middle), and the Way of the Householder as a spiritual path! While many so-called family men spend their lives searching for greener grass, its possible to cultivate an approach that celebrates the complexity of relationships as a “mask of the Divine.” Instead of living in “penis-envy,” wanting more and better, this path is about disciplined satisfaction. Bottom line: put up or shut up. All in all, a challenging episode.

Episode 17--It's All About Perspective

This is a MANTHROPOLOGY episode! Rainer gets to hang out with adventurer, pro-bro, dare-devil, “train-conductor,” father, and super-cool kid Josh. They talk about growing up with absent father’s, working with your hands, patriotism, doing the “right thing,” military mind-set versus civilian living, the softening of the American Male, motorcycles, dude’s endless schemes for getting rich, and so much more! A really fun episode. Don’t miss it.

Episode 16--Feelings Aren't Facts

“I’m just being authentic!” or “Just follow your heart” are conventional pop-psychological wisdom. And it’s honestly just bad advice. In this episode Rainer talks about the dangers of being reactionary, why folks who aren’t easily offended are much happier, how culture emphasizes and conditions us towards outrage, and why listening to your “gut” isn’t always effective. We also continue to explore the nature of emotions, and this time get into what the “will” actually is, and how it plays out!

Episode 15--Man on the Ground

In episode 15, Rainer dialogs with Shawn, “Man on the Ground,” a thought leader in the manosphere, entrepreneur, father, and husband who is making an impact through commitment and hard work. They cover: media, what’s fake and what’s real, the emerging men’s movement, recovering the sacred masculine, the importance of initiation, how to be a leader at home, taking risks through committing, and being open to possibilities. The heart and soul of this episode is the question: what does it look like to be an embodied self in this world.

Episode 14--Take More F*#$ing Risks

What a great episode featuring Colt, a man who earns his living as a pilot, and has had a fascinating journey learning how to take risks, find safety, and be a man. We explore addiction, “risky behavior,” versus true masculine danger embracing, and over-coming fears. We also have a ton of fun smoking some GREAT cigars. This is a must hear for any man wondering how to push past his plateau and do what he wishes—whether it be embracing a new career, riding a motorcycle, or overcoming his own shadow.

Episode 13--The Secret Lives of Men

In this episode Rainer talks to men about the options for how a man may deal with his “stuff.” Who do men talk to? Who do men share their secrets with? How do men process sadness, depression, anger, or joy? Rainer breaks down the resources that men are offered currently and critiques them through a straight forward approach. How do men relate to counseling/therapy, friend groups, social media, porn, video-games, the Feminine? We chat about evolutionary psychological theory around emotions, masculinity, and tribalism. Check it out!