Hosted by Triple M’s Gus Worland and Dr Tim Sharp.
PodcastOne series Be A Man with hosts Gus Worland and Dr Tim Sharp, founder of The Happiness Institute, explores the evolution of what it is to be a man in the modern era.
The podcast is based upon some of the insights gained from the Triple M Man Study, a research campaign undertaken in 2017 that endeavoured to provide a better understanding of men and what drives their behaviours.
Gus and Dr Tim tackle the many issues that men may face in their lives today, including career, relationships, social media, sex and health, while Tim Winton discusses Toxic Masculinity, Mark Bouris tackles Career, Tracy Spicer heads up the Women episode and Alex Riewoldt investigates grief.
“For generations, men in this country have been brought up to believe they should be strong, brave and determined. But while they may look tough on the outside, this traditional view has left many men lacking the tools to open up about the issues they face today.
“We hope this podcast encourages both men and the women in their lives to continue to change these norms about what it is to Be A Man,” Gus said.
“As I see it, one of the most significant problems for men is that they’ve been led to believe there’s only one way to be a man. The reality is, there are many different types of “masculinities” and many different ways to be a man.
“The sooner we can accept and explore this, the more likely it is men will be able to live genuine, authentic lives and, therefore, enjoy greater health and happiness,” Dr Tim added.
Triple M’s Head of Content Mike Fitzpatrick said, “As a brand that talks directly to more Australian men than any other, Triple M has an obligation to discuss and explore the evolution of masculinity.
“We’re very proud of what PodcastOne has created from the Triple M research and hope that this starts a conversation amongst men right across the country. We aim to help Australian blokes reach their full potential and grow the next generation of considered and self-aware young men.”
Be A Man is now available at www.PodcastOne.com.au, or via the Podcast One App.
Episodes of Be A Man will also be played across the Triple M Network on Tuesday nights at 10pm and available via the Triple M app.