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Episode 32--The Undaunted Life with Kyle Thompson

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.

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 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 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 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 8--Q&A

In this episode Rainer answers several questions that listeners have sent in:

1) "What the fuck is the Sacred Masculine?"

2) "How do I get rid of the unwanted emotion of anger?"

3) "Are you a men's right's activist?"

4) "What's up with talking about sex?" 

Check out how Rainer attempts to address these questions, weighing in on a range of issues from Jungian archetypes and sexual polarity, to using Cognitive Behavioral strategies to reduce unwanted emotions, to speaking up for yourself, to the need to talk about the kinky shit that we are into as humans. Enjoy!