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The Destiny GPS

Everyone you know is fighting a great battle. Stephen shares the story of one of the great battles of his own life: moving from Berlin to West Des Moines, Iowa, as a teenager in the 1970s. One thing got him [...]

2021-05-24T13:47:53-04:00May 25th, 2021|Tags: , |

Teaching Boys

To paraphrase the sociologist Camille Paglia, a woman simply is, but a man must become. Masculinity is risky and elusive. It must be called out by other men. In this episode, Stephen unpacks the “why” behind his belief in the [...]

2021-05-17T13:51:58-04:00May 18th, 2021|Tags: , |

Clothes Reveal the Man

Clothes don’t make the man, but they can reveal the man. Stephen shares a recent experience attending a reception for a former state governor. While the women were wisely and appropriately dressed, many of the men were dressed like five-year-olds [...]

2021-05-10T15:23:39-04:00May 11th, 2021|Tags: , , |

Courage and Questions

We tend to live in a bubble that is free from critical input. This is dangerous. We ought to have constant, loving, constructive feedback in a culture of noble men. In this episode, Stephen teaches how to ask the tough [...]

2021-05-04T08:00:54-04:00May 4th, 2021|Tags: , |

Doing a Daily Blast

There is stunning scientific and anecdotal evidence that men experience a dramatic change in their souls and bodies when regularly engaging in an activity that is hard, challenging, or a little bit dangerous. Most of you listening to this podcast [...]

2021-04-19T13:13:09-04:00Apr 20th, 2021|Tags: , |

The Importance of the “Other”

Growing up, boys need men other than their fathers to speak into their lives. As a teenager raised on military bases, Stephen was on the receiving end of this relationship often. Officers and other men on base would help guide [...]

2021-04-12T14:22:51-04:00Apr 13th, 2021|Tags: , |

The Bighearted Man

"Basically, we found that the persistence of a person's brain in holding on to a negative stimulus is what predicts more negative and less positive daily emotional experiences,” report psychologists at the University of Miami in a recent study. “That [...]

2021-04-05T14:06:40-04:00Apr 6th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

The Principled Use of Power

The average man can dominate the average woman. If men are not taught the principled use of power, they will become barbarians: murderers, rapists, and marauders. Gentleman, we must teach our sons how to wield power. We must teach them [...]

2021-03-22T14:59:55-04:00Mar 23rd, 2021|Tags: , , |