The Art of Manliness Podcast aims to deepen and improve every area of your life — from philosophy to fitness — by interviewing some of the world’s most interesting and insightful thinkers. The show has been around since 2009 and is now over 800 episodes strong. Brett does the interviews, Kate produces and edits the show, and together we try to make every twice-weekly episode engaging and edifying, all without the fluff and filler.
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Whether you’re a new listener of the show or you’ve been tuning in for a long time, below we share five of our favorite episodes we’ve published so far this year — just in case you missed them. Hope you enjoy, and we look forward to sharing dozens more life-improving, and potentially life-changing, episodes with you before 2022 is through.
It’s always a good time when coach Dan John comes on the show, and this episode was no different. John shares his simple but effective strategies for losing weight. This was the show that introduced us to the game-changing ideas of Heavy Hands walking and reverse rucking.
Anxiety is a prevalent problem these days, and Dr. Judson Brewer has arguably the most helpful approach for how to deal with it: as a habit. Brewer shares the steps to hacking the anxiety habit loop so you can enjoy greater peace of mind.
A century and a half ago, the Danish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard penned an essay about the period in which he lived that has surprisingly resonant parallels to our own time. Jacob Howland unpacks those parallels and the insights Kierkegaard has to offer the citizens of modernity on how to live as bold, courageous individuals in a time of complacency and conformity.
Andy Crouch discusses the significant (and overlooked) costs in individual development and interpersonal connection that technology can incur, and how to mitigate those downsides in order to step more fully into becoming the “heart, soul, mind, and strength complexes” we truly yearn to become.
Growing up is hard to do, especially in a time that lacks cultural rites of passage. To help his son develop into proactive, level-headed, competent maturity, Jon Tyson created a 6-year journey into manhood for him. He shares the components of that journey in this show.