Rainier connects with executive coach, men’s group facilitator, and host of the podcast Men At Work, Travis Streb today! It’s a great show talking about waking up to your need for other men, and Tribe, learning to see your blind spots, and interrupting old cycles. We talk about how work, sports, and “purpose” can all become masks for avoiding dealing with the real issues in your life. Don’t miss this fantastic show!
In this episode Rainier walks us through mindfulness—he gives us the download about how to wake up moment to moment, how to adopt a posture of being mindful, and what to do to have a daily practice! Don’t miss it!
This is a solo Rainier edition. We catch up on life, Tribe, and what it means to “Be the Man.” This is very vulnerable episode where Rainier talks about the transformative work for him, as well as how character is formed from a spiritual and psychological perspective. Rainier challenges men to show up in their lives fully, and interacting deeply with who they are and their purpose. Don’t miss this.
I sit down with Joel De Jong—a life long entrepreneur, a scholar, an adventurer, a mystic, and a genuinely beautiful human being. You may know him from being one of the innovators behind Cheasty Greenspace, the largest contiguous forest in the Rainier Valley set in the urban corridor there in Seattle near his families home. He’s also a musician and a singer, coordinating an exciting new project called Crowd Sourced Choir, which is dedicated to restoring collective singing as a core cultural compentency.
Our conversation centers on “The Dark Night of the Soul” in his own life, and the way of decent, in which Joel lost many of the things he believed were crucial to his identity, and ultimately discovered his most essential self, and highest purpose. This is a powerful interview relating to a man who is a turn-around artist and warrior of the soul. Check it out!
Rainier sits down with Kyle Thompson, who makes his living as a pastor, but is quite unlike any that we’ve ever met. He’s may be a lover not a fighter…but he’s a fighter too… Working with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, leading dangerous book clubs, and encouraging men to not only be spiritual but deeply physical too, he pushes the limits of what comes to mind when you think of, when you think of Christian. This was an intellectually invigorating conversation, filled with plenty of laughs, and also some great sparks. Don’t miss it.
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.
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.
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.
In this episode we talk with Derik Johnson from Alpha Quorum, another men’s podcast, about how facing down death in mid-life shaped his priorities, commitments, and relationships. Such a great interaction between these two guys about manhood, initiation, and confronting your own mortality! Check it out.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.